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Education and Training

Students in the Education Pathway
If helping others is your passion, you should consider the education and training pathway.  Working in education means job stability and of course summers off! Learn what careers are available in this pathway including teacher, principal, curriculum specialist or superintendent. Study human growth and development and get hands-on experience through a practicum course.

 

Principles of Education and Training 

Grade: 9–10/Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None 

Principles of Education and Training is designed to introduce learners to the various careers available within the Education and Training Career Cluster. Students use self-knowledge as well as educational and career information to analyze various careers within the Education and Training Career Cluster. Students will develop a graduation plan that leads to a specific career choice in the student’s interest area.

 

Human Growth and Development 

Grade: 10–12/Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None 

Human Growth and Development is an examination of human development across the lifespan with emphasis on research, theoretical perspectives, and common physical, cognitive, emotional, and social developmental milestones. The course covers material that is generally taught in a postsecondary, one-semester introductory course in developmental psychology or human development. 

Instructional Practices 

Grade: 11–12/Credits: 2 
Prerequisite: None

Instructional Practices is a field-based (practicum) internship that provides students with background knowledge of child and adolescent development as well as principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students work under the joint direction and supervision of both a teacher with knowledge of early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence education and exemplary educators or trainers in direct instructional roles with elementary-, middle school, and high school-aged students.  Students learn to plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, develop materials for educational environments, assist with record keeping, and complete other responsibilities of teachers, trainers, paraprofessionals, or other educational personnel. 

Practicum in Education and Training 

Grade: 12/Credits: 2
Prerequisite: Instructional Practices 

Practicum in Education and Training is a field-based internship that provides students background knowledge of child and adolescent development principles as well as principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students in the course work under the joint direction and supervision of both a teacher with knowledge of early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence education and exemplary educators in direct instructional roles with elementary-, middle school-, and high school-aged students. Students learn to plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, assist with record keeping, make physical arrangements, and complete other responsibilities of classroom teachers, trainers, paraprofessionals, or other educational personnel.