Phone: (651) 621-7212


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Cheryl Josephson

Welcome to my webpage! I am a Special Education, Reading, and Work-Based Learning Teacher at Mounds View High School. Please visit Google Classroom for course materials and assignments. (Parents/Guardians - please contact me if you would like to receive email summaries regarding your student's work in Google Classroom. Learn more about what this entails here.)


Room 168c


Daily Class Schedule:

Period 1.... Biology (with Ms. Beardsley)

Period 2.... Career Skills

Period 3.... Reading Workshop

Period 4.... PREP

Period 5.... Work-Based Learning/OJT

Period 6.... Work-Based Learning/OJT


Course Information

3817 & 3818 CAREER SKILLS

credit value .5 per semester + 1.0 WBL       grades 10, 11, 12


This course provides students with the skills necessary for securing and maintaining employment. Students will gain employment skills and prepare a post-secondary plan upon completion of the course. Some of the course activities include completing vocational assessments, investigating career options, and creating a postsecondary plan. Guest speakers, employment topics, and post-secondary education options will be discussed on a continuing basis. Students will create a resume, complete job applications, learn interviewing techniques, and gain real-world job skills while working in the building and/or community. 

Students who meet the guidelines for community employment will be eligible to earn up to 1.0 elective credit. The combination of classroom instruction and worksite participation on a paid job site will enhance student learning. The Work Coordinator will work with the student to complete and file necessary forms and materials.



credit value .5 per semester      grades 11, 12

In this English Language Arts course, students will increase their reading comprehension skills using a variety of before-, during-, and after–reading strategies.  By the end of the course, students will be able to use strategies to independently identify the central idea, summarize text, determine word meaning/choice, and make an inference in informational and literary texts.