Education & Training Courses
This course is the prerequisite for all other courses in the Education and Training program. It is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in education.
Course content includes the organizational structure of education, careers, the role of the teacher, characteristics of effective teachers, communication skills, the teaching and learning processes, learning styles, research, characteristics of positive classroom environments, student characteristics, teaching techniques, learning activities, educational initiatives, and technology. Observational experiences are required.
This course is appropriate for 9th through 12th grade students.
This course builds on the knowledge gained in the Education and Training Foundations course. Content includes information to help students implement the teaching and learning processes.
Major topics are funding sources, budget preparations, legal aspects, research, teaching and learning theories, curriculum development, positive learning environments, creative teaching techniques, appropriate learning activities, instructional resources, community resources and services, scope and sequence charts, course outlines, lesson plans, testing, grading, developing partnerships, technology, and careers.
School-based laboratory experiences are essential for students to develop skills in teaching. Observational experiences are a required component of this course. This course is appropriate for 10th through 12th grade students.
A one-credit course that provides students with advanced knowledge and skills used in the education field. Concepts of legal aspects of education, instructional resources, motivation, types of assessments, constructing texts, positive learning environments, lesson planning and teaching for various areas and grades, reading level of instructional materials, classroom management strategies, partnerships, public relations, professional associations, technology, and careers are included in the course. Observational experiences are a required component of this course.
This course is appropriate for 11th and 12th grade students.
The internship course is for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the education field. The internship allows students to spend time in a classroom or school setting on a regular basis with a teacher within the school system who teaches the subject-matter area of interest to the student intern, a staff member in the appropriate professional support services area, or a principal or vice-principal.
This course provides students with a context in which they can make a personal assessment of their commitment to pursue a teaching, professional support services, or educational leadership career. The school-based laboratory for the internship is an actual classroom or school that provides instruction in the subject-matter area or career area related to the student’s interest. This course is appropriate for 12th grade students.