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    Early Childhood Education Pathway

    (Non-traditional pathway for males)

     
     
    Note:  Students enrolling in the Early Childhood Education Career Pathway must realize that background information regarding discipline or law enforcement infractions may limit participation in the program concentration.  Students with medical conditions, including pregnancy, that may create a liability situation for an employer will receive an alternate assignment in lieu of the childcare lab experience.  Also, due to off-campus laboratory experiences, students enrolling in this course may need to possess a valid driver’s license and have their own personal transportation.  A copy of the driver’s license and proof of insurance will be required before leaving campus.
     

    20.5251091                 *INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

     

    Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education prepares the student for employment in early childhood education and services. The course also provides a foundation for advanced study leading to postsecondary education and careers in related fields. The course addresses early childhood care and education and development issues that include guiding the physical, cognitive, creative, social, emotional, and moral development of children. This course of study includes planning and guiding developmentally appropriate practices for working with young children including career paths, principles and theories of child development, the creation of a developmentally appropriate learning environment, collaborative relationships and guidance, lesson planning, and appropriate response to cultural diversity and students with special needs. Mastery of standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organizations will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. 
     
    This is the required introductory course in this career pathway.

     


    20.4232092                 *HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD       

     

    Human Growth and Development for Early Childhood addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of infants and children. Topics that may be addressed include principles of physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and moral development; human needs across the ages and stages of childhood; impacts of family and societal crisis on the development of the child; and career decisions. Mastery of standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organizations will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.
     
    Prerequisite:   Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education 20.5251091  
     

    20.5261093                 *HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD

     

    Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child introduces the theory, practices, and requirements for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment. This course develops skills for employment in early childhood-related occupations, including professional issues and work ethics; developmentally appropriate practices; health, safety and nutrition education; certification in CPR/First Aid/Fire Safety; child abuse and neglect; symptoms and prevention of major childhood illnesses and diseases; and prevention and control of communicable illnesses. Practical applications through service learning, volunteer experiences, and internships will be included. The development of an educational portfolio for employment in early childhood education is required. Mastery of standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organizations will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.
     
    Prerequisites:   Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education 20.5251091

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    Education & Teaching Career Pathway
    (Recommended for juniors and seniors only)
     
     
    Note:  Students enrolling in the Education and Teaching Career Pathway must have a 3.0 overall GPA from the freshman and sophomore years.  They must realize that background information regarding discipline or law enforcement infractions may limit participation in the program concentration.    Students with medical conditions, including pregnancy, that may create a liability situation for an employer will receive an alternate assignment in lieu of the child care lab experience.  Also, due to off-campus laboratory experiences, students enrolling in this course must possess a valid driver’s license and have their own personal transportation.  A copy of the driver’s license and proof of insurance will be required before leaving campus.
     

    13.0110091                 *EXAMINING THE TEACHING PROFESSION   (Any student may enroll)

     

    Examining the Teaching Profession prepares candidates for future positions in the field of education. Teaching Profession candidates study, apply, and practice the use of current technologies, effective teaching and learning strategies, the creation of an effective learning environment, the creation of instructional opportunities for diverse learners and students with special needs, and plan instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, community, and curriculum performance standards. Candidates will be prepared to practice their skills and knowledge at a variety of elementary and secondary education sites. Mastery of standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organizations will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.

     

    13.0120092                 *CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION              
    (All students MUST complete and pass application process before moving on to this 2nd level )               

     

    This course engages the candidate in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. The candidate will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States and actively examines the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside of the school. Against this backdrop, the candidate will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. (Mastery of standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organization Future Educators of America (FEA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. 
     
    Prerequisites: Examining the Teaching Profession 13.0110091
     

    13.5210093                 *TEACHING AS A PROFESSION INTERNSHIP  (Can be completed through Work-Based Learning Program)

                                       

    The internship offers a candidate in the Teaching as a Profession career pathway a field experience under the direct supervision of a certified teacher (mentor teacher). The internship stresses observing, analyzing, and classifying activities of the mentor teacher and comparing personal traits with those of successful teachers. The candidate intern will develop a portfolio of their skills, plan and teach a lesson or lessons, understand and practice confidentiality as it pertains to the teaching profession, meet the needs of special education students, maintain the safety of the students and practice professionalism and ethical behavior. 
     
    Prerequisites: Examining the Teaching Profession 13.0110091 and Contemporary Issues in Education 13.0120092.  
     
    NOTE: The above courses must be taken in order - not concurrently
     
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Last Modified on March 25, 2019