Educations and Training

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Principles of Education and Training Child Development Instructional Practice in Educational Training Practicum in Education and Training

 

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Principles of Education and Training 1 Credit
Grades: 9-12 Prerequisite: None
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

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 and educational and career information to analyze various careers within the education and training career cluster. Students will also gain an understanding of the basic knowledge and skills essential to 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.

 

Child Development 1 Credit
Grades: 10-12 Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Education and Training or Principles of Health
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Child Development is a technical laboratory course that addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children, equipping students with child development skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children and investigate careers related to the care and education of children. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

 

Instructional Practice in Education Training 2 Credits
Grades: 11-12 Prerequisite: Principles of Education and Training or Child Development
Semesters: 2 Periods: 2

Instructional Practices in Education and Training 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. Students will participate in extended learning experiences such as service learning opportunities and other leadership or extracurricular activities.

 

Practicum in Education and Training 2 Credits
Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Instructional Practice in Educational Training
Semesters: 2 Periods: 2

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 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. Students will participate in extended learning experiences such as service learning opportunities and other leadership or extracurricular activities.


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