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Early Childhood Teacher Academy Pathway

Pathway Overview

The Early Childhood Teacher Academy Pathway that engages students in developing a realistic understanding of early childhood while exploring the importance and impact of teachers. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to sustain their interest in the early childhood profession and cultivate the skills needed to be successful, thus creating a pipeline of high-quality students transitioning to the early childhood field. Students will understand the importance and uniqueness of early childhood and participate in classroom and field experiences. The program prepares students for a variety of careers in early childhood such as teacher, curriculum director, and administrator.

Pathway Courses

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

FCS9330

1 Credit

Human Growth and Development (HGD) introduces students to human physical, cognitive, social, and emotional

development beginning with conception and ending with early adolescence. Theories supporting current thinking and research on human development are examined, as well as the processes and influences affecting the developing person. Further, students explore challenges to normal growth and development.

TEACHING AS A PROFESSION

19154

1 Credit

In this course students explore the role of the teacher in the past, present, and future in order to understand the importance of teaching in American society and its historical significance and social impact. Students explore the responsibilities and opportunities of an effective teacher at various grade bands and consider the function of the teacher as a leader. Students also identify personal professional goals to establish a path to becoming a teacher.

*Prerequisites: HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

191550

1 Credit

In this course, students explore curriculum delivery models in response to the needs of the learner. Emphasis is placed on the development of a variety of instructional materials that promote learning and a supportive classroom environment. Students analyze the influence of technology and its impact on learning. Students develop lesson plans and assessments while practicing appropriate classroom management techniques to maximize the learning process for every student.
*Prerequisites: TEACHING AS A PROFESSION

DELSTATE MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

EDUC318

1 Credit

*Course Notes: When students take a Dual Enrollment course as a requirement within a Pathway, the district covers the cost of the course. When a student takes a Dual Enrollment course as an elective or optional course, the student is responsible for the cost of the course.

*Prerequisites: FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

K-12 Teacher Academy Pathway

Pathway Overview

The K-12 Teacher Academy program of study engages students in developing a realistic understanding of teaching while exploring the importance and impact of teachers. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to sustain their interest in the profession and cultivate the skills needed to be successful educators, thus creating a pipeline of high-quality students transitioning to the teaching profession. Students will understand the rigors of a career in education and participate in classroom and field experiences relevant to pursuing a degree in education. The program prepares students for a variety of careers in education such as elementary teacher, secondary teacher, paraprofessional, and special education teacher.

Pathway Courses

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

FCS9330

1 Credit

Human Growth and Development (HGD) introduces students to human physical, cognitive, social, and emotional

development beginning with conception and ending with early adolescence. Theories supporting current thinking and research on human development are examined, as well as the processes and influences affecting the developing person. Further, students explore challenges to normal growth and development.

EARLY CHILDHOOD AS A PROFESSION

19152

1 Credit

In this course, students explore the historical role of the teacher in the early childhood setting and how societal changes have impacted early childhood education. Students explore the responsibilities and opportunities of an effective teacher and consider the function of the teacher as a leader while understanding the importance of the family. Students also identify personal attributes and professional goals to establish a path to becoming an early childhood professional
*Prerequisites: HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

191550

1 Credit

In this course, students explore curriculum delivery models in response to the needs of the learner. Emphasis is placed on the development of a variety of instructional materials that promote learning and a supportive classroom environment. Students analyze the influence of technology and its impact on learning. Students develop lesson plans and assessments while practicing appropriate classroom management techniques to maximize the learning process for every student.
*Prerequisites: TEACHING AS A PROFESSION

DELSTATE MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

EDUC318

1 Credit

*Course Notes: When students take a Dual Enrollment course as a requirement within a Pathway, the district covers the cost of the course. When a student takes a Dual Enrollment course as an elective or optional course, the student is responsible for the cost of the course.

*Prerequisites: FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 

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