Education Track

Thinking about making a real impact in the world?  Then the Education track is for you. Gain knowledge and experience towards becoming a great teacher, curriculum and instruction specialist, educational technology specialist, physical education teacher; or get ahead in a career in the Human Services, including counseling and mental health, early childhood development, family and community, personal care, and consumer services.

Along the way you'll have constant and professional support from the teachers in the Education Track that will provide you with rich experiences and opportunities to participate in programs or organizations such as: Holmes Cadets, etc.


Education Track Course Descriptions

Principles of Education and Training

Level: 9th or 10th Grade 
Length: Full year
Credits: 1

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.


Human Growth and Development

Level: 10th, 11th or 12th Grade 
Length: Full year
Credits: 1

An examination of human development across the lifespan with emphasis upon 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 in Education and Training

Level: 11th or 12th Grade 
Length: Full year
Credits: 2

A field-based 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 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.
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Practicum in Education and Training

Level: 12th Grade 
Length: Full year
Credits: 2

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.

 

Principles of Human Services

Level: 9th , 10th, 11th or 12th Grade 
Length: Full year
Credits: 1

A laboratory course that will enable students to investigate careers in the Human Services Career Cluster, including counseling and mental health, early childhood development, family and community, personal care, and consumer services. Each student is expected to complete the knowledge and skills essential for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand human services careers.


Family and Community Services

Level: 10th, 11th or 12th Grade 
Length: Full year
Credits: 1

A laboratory-based course designed to involve students in realistic and meaningful community-based activities through direct service or service-learning experiences. Students are provided opportunities to interact with and provide services to individuals, families, and the community through community or volunteer services. Emphasis is placed on developing and enhancing organizational and leadership skills and characteristics

 

Child Guidance

Level: 10th, 11th or 12th Grade 
Length: Full year
Credits: 2

This technical laboratory course addresses the knowledge and skills related to child growth and guidance equipping students to develop positive relationships with children and effective caregiver skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children, strengthen a culturally diverse society, and pursue careers related to the care, guidance, and education of children, including those with special needs.

 

Child Development

Level: 10th, 11th or 12th Grade 
Length: Full year
Credits: 1

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.