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Education & Training Pathway

Education & Training Pathway Overview

The Teaching Profession program areas will prepare students for professional careers in educational institutions. In the majority of cases, individuals will need to obtain a baccalaureate degree and teacher certification as a part of the qualifications for being in charge of a classroom.

Careers for which this pathway prepares students include: Teaching Assistant, Educational Aide, Student Monitor.

Postsecondary majors for which this pathway prepares students include: Early and Middle Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Special Education, Technical Education and Training, Human Development and Family Science, Social Work, Elementary Education Administration, Psychology, Counselor Education.

 

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Courses to be Offered in Future Years

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

1.0 credit — Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12
(1 period per day for one year)
Prerequisites: None

Students will apply developmentally appropriate techniques to advance learners’ social and emotional growth. They will create classroom environments to maximize the learning potential of each learner. Additionally, learners will create and enforce classroom rules, establish classroom routines, and model self-discipline for learners. Conflict resolution, positive discipline and behavioral-modification techniques will be emphasized throughout the course.

 

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

1.0 credit — Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12
(1 period per day for one year)
Prerequisites: None


Students will examine and apply the theoretical foundations of human growth and development to child and adolescents. Additionally, leaners will determine children’s learning styles; stages of social, emotional, cognitive and physical development; and needed accommodations in educational settings. Throughout the course, family and community engagement, cultural influences on learners and language growth and development will be emphasized.

 

EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

1.0 credit — Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12
(1 period per day for one year)
Prerequisites: None

Students will create and administer assessments to evaluate learners’ knowledge and skill development. They will examine types of assessments, align assessments with desired learning goals, and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of assessments. Additionally, learners will utilize assessment data to develop and improve curriculum and instruction that helps the learner. Using assessments as an effective medium for communications between the instructor and the learner will be emphasized throughout the course.

 

 

Current Courses and Descriptions

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION FOR TEACHING PROFESSIONS

1.0 credit — Grades 11 & 12
(1 period per day for one year)
Prerequisites: None

Students will develop age-appropriate learning experiences and curriculum to engage children and help them learn. They will determine curricular goals, create lesson plans, and employ grading and assessment strategies to measure targeted learning outcomes. In addition, students will develop online instruction using learning management system platforms.

 

EDUCATION PRINCIPLES

1.0 credit — Grades 10, 11 & 12
(1 period per day for one year)
Prerequisites: None


In this first course in the pathway, students will research the historical perspectives and theories of education used in the forming of their own personal educational philosophy. Students will assess legal, ethical and organizational issues. Additionally, students will assess developmental appropriate practices and identify challenging issues associated with teaching children with diverse needs. Career planning, professional guidelines and ethical practices will also be emphasized.