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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION:
Education and Training Cluster

YEAR 1: Education and Training (1 class period of the day) FCCLA
YEAR 2: Early Childhood Education I and Teaching I (2 class periods of the day) FTA and FCCLA
YEAR 3: Early Childhood Education II and Teaching II (2 class periods of the day) FTA and FCCLA

Education and Training (460009)
Fee: $25.......................................................................................................................Grades: 10-11th
A one-credit course and the prerequisite for all pathways included in the Education and Training cluster. The course 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, human growth and development,  curriculum development, student characteristics, teaching techniques, learning activities, educational initiatives, technology, and careers. Observationa experiences are a required component of this course.
PREREQUISITE: None

Early Childhood Education I (460013)
Fee: $25.....................................................................................................................Grades: 10-12th
A one-credit course. The prerequisite for this course is Education and Training. Course content is designed to help students learn ways to direct and operate an early childhood education program. Major topics are organizational structure; personnel policies, rules, and regulations; liability issues; principles of human growth and development; human development theories; observation techniques; interpersonal skills for promoting positive and productive relationships with children and their families; developmentally appropriate activities; individual and group activities; organization of teaching materials and supplies; learning activity centers; lesson plans; smooth transitions between routines and activities; teaching aides; operating equipment; play and recreational activities; dietary needs of children; preparation of snacks and meals; child health and safety; parental involvement; community resources; technology; and careers. An early childhood education facility
with children is required and essential for students to develop skills in teaching children.
PREREQUISITE: Education and Training

Teaching I (460011)
Fee: $25.....................................................................................................................Grades: 11-12th
A one-credit course and the prerequisite for this course is Education and Training. 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.
PREREQUISITE: Education and Training

Early Childhood Education II (460014)
Fee: $25..........................................................................................................................Grades: 12th
A one-credit course. The prerequisite for this course is Early Childhood Education I. The course provides students with advanced knowledge and skills used in the field of education. Major topics are the impact of caregivers on the development of children, personnel tasks and responsibilities, legal issues and liability, licensure standards, policies for providing early childhood education programs, physical facility layout, management systems, facility maintenance, scheduling, child growth and development theories, brain research, risk management, factors contributing to atrisk children, observation records, guidance techniques, curriculum development, age-appropriate learning activities, children with exceptionalities, motivational techniques, special events and field trips, recreational activities, dietary needs of children, food choices, professionalism, health screening and health assessment, emergency evacuation procedures, rules and regulations, technology, and careers. An early childhood education facility is required and essential for students to develop skills in teaching children.
PREREQUISITE: Education and Training, Early Childhood Education I and access to transportation

Teaching II (460012)
Fee: $25..........................................................................................................................Grades: 12th
A one-credit course. Content 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.
PREREQUISITE: Education and Training, Teaching I and access to transportation

 

Career Tech Student Organization:
FCCLA                                      Fee: $15.00
FTA (Future Teachers of America) Fee: $5.00

 

 

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