The Careers in Education Course is designed to prepare students for professional or learning support positions in education, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Students study human development, standards, regulations and codes, positive guidance and counseling techniques, age-appropriate and grade-appropriate learning strategies, learning theories, and standards-based curriculum and instructional design. Students can apply and practice their knowledge and skills at a variety of elementary and secondary sites. The course prepares students for entry into college or university teacher-training programs.
About the Team: This structure of this course and the materials contained within it were created by a team of educators from across the state with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Pat Peck.
From CALPADS: Advanced Education (Capstone)
This capstone course builds on concentration course content and is the final course taken in the Education pathway sequence. Students are prepared for a career or further postsecondary training. Students can apply and practice their knowledge and skills at a variety of elementary and secondary education sites.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education||25-2021.00|
|Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education||25-2012.00|
|Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary||25-1082.00|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||25-2022.00|
|Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education||25-2011.00|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||25-2031.00|
|Teachers and Instructors, All Other||25-3099.00|
Coaches and Scouts - 27-2022.00
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary - 25-1193.00
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary - 25-1113.00
Special Education Teachers, Middle School - 25-2042.00
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School - 25-2041.00
Teacher Assistants - 25-9041.00
Career Technical Education Teacher
In this course, students will:
It is suggested that students complete an introductory comprehensive core course, Life Management, and a concentration course, Child Development if at all possible
Students will follow class rules and policies and the safety guidelines of equipment use. They will practice professional responsibilitiy in working at a local fieldsite. All students will sign a behavioral contract and meet a score of 100% in the assessment of this unit to continue on with the course.
Students will understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for children, first aid, CPR, and other emergency procedures.
Students will study the development of education from a historical perspective as well as organization of the educational system, governance and management, types of facilities, professional levels within the system, roles and contributions for organizational success, and preparation required for a teaching career. New research and educational trends will be also studied. Students will study classroom organization to optimize learning and after school programs and their organization. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for and take the CBEST examination. They will identify ethical behaviors and the components of professionalism.
Students will understand government structure and its role in the educational system and regulations affecting preschools, elementary and secondary schools and governance.
Students will study important elements of physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of children, pre-kindergarten through adolescence. This will include theories of child development, factors that influence developmemt, parent/child and family structures, and cultural differences.
Students will understand the roles of positive interaction, guidance, and discipline in the educational environment. This will include self-concept and respect for self and others, independence and self-help skills, behavior modification concepts, positive guidance and discipline techniques, assertive discipline methods, classroom managememt and schoolwide discipline, and classroom management and disclipinary techniques for middle and high school students.
Students will study the identification of students with special needs and accomodations that can be made in the classroom for these students. This includes gifted and talented students, English Language Learners, students with behavior problems, at-rish students, students im crisis, and students with disabilities.
Students will understand the California subject area frameworks and State Board of Education content standards. Students will understand current methods, techniques, strategies, and applications for teaching various subject area content standards to individual children, small groups, and whole class instruction. They will assess and develop learning activities for children in preschool through high school. Students will write and deliver successful lesson plans in areas including language and literacy, mathematics, science, history/social science, nutrition and health, visual arts, music and movement, physical education, technology and career technical education. Lesson plans will include an introductory activity, instruction, guided practice, application, evaluation and closure, and assessment.
Students will identify common signs and symptoms of infection, illness and allergic reactions in children. They will identify proper storage and administration policies of medications. They will study universal health and food precautions. Students will outline the nutritional needs of children, common food allergies, nutrition related disorders and diseases. They will develop meal plans for children following state guidelines.
Students will understand how to effectively communicate with families and community groups and support systems.
Students will identify education idustry trends and issues in the areas of legislation, economics, and social interactions. They will identify roles and responsibilities of teachers and instructional assistants in a schoolwide settng and as a faculty member, evaluator, counselor, diplomat, disciplinarian, and learner. They will research academic preparation, testing and credentials necessary to enter the profession, the occupational outlook for teachers in California. They will describe the roles of professional teacher organizations.
In this PBL, students will create their own teacher webpage for their prospective teaching career. This would be a work-in-progress project, as they prepare for their career in teaching in the capstone class. Student will create a Weebly website and have at least four components: a Powtoon video, introducing themselves as teachers; a welcome letter for students; a Back-to-School Night Presentation for prospective parents/families; and a contact page.
The lessons in this unit will consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job.