Students at Oregon State spend several years learning the ins and outs of their degree, but one unique program turns theory into application -- by providing professional development skills in a real work environment on campus.

As part of KidSpirit, an outreach program for youth, college students gain experience not only as educators responsible for creating and implementing their own lesson plans, but they also learn business techniques in marketing, accounting, program development, hiring, performance evaluations, leadership and more.

KidSpirit: the path to professional development