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Education Professions

The Education Professions program is designed to prepare students for employment or post secondary opportunities in the education field. The program provides instruction in education career choices, education structure and systems, theory, pedagogy, developmental stages, learning styles and methodology. The program also provides interactive experiences with students at different age levels, in a variety of content areas in educational environments. (Each course is a year long divided into two semesters.)

*Students should choose two (2) or more year long courses offered in this program in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator
Note: These are the courses that are offered for the current school year. However, classes and locations are based on student enrollment and subject to cancelation if they do not meet minimum participation requirements.

Education Professions 1-2
This course is an elective designed to give insight and experience to students who are interested in a career in the field of education. Students will begin to develop their Educational Philosophy through knowledge of the learner, teacher and the school environment. Students will spend a minimum of 25 hours in an on-going field experience with a mentor teacher at a local elementary school. Dual credit may be obtained from the Maricopa County community College system for this program. Students enrolled in the Ed Professions program will participate and be affiliated with the national organization, Educator Rising.

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 (Eligible for dual enrollment credit)
Grade: 10-12
Location: All High Schools


Education Professions 3-4
This course is an elective that continues to prepare students to work in the field of education enabling them to investigate the profession on a deeper level. Units emphasize communication skills, classroom responsibilities, educational issues and professional development. Students will develop these skills by completing 75 hours of field experiences in local elementary schools. Lesson planning, teaching methods and classroom management skills are emphasized throughout. Dual credit may be obtained from the Maricopa County community College system for this program. Students participating in Education Professions 3-4 will be members of, and affiliated with, the national organization,Educator Rising.

Prerequisite: Education Professions 1-2
Credit: 1 (Eligible for dual enrollment credit)
Grade: 11-12
Location: All High Schools


Education Professions 5-6 Service Learning
This course is an elective that continues to prepare students to work in the field of education by using community-based learning done through service projects that benefit community organizations. Students will foster civic responsibility by creating and implementing a service-learning project and complete 50 hours a t a local agency. The class supports and provides resources for hands-on individual and student group volunteering. Dual credit may be obtained from the Maricopa County Community College system for this class. Students participating in Education Professions 5-6 will be members of and affiliated with, the national organization, Educator Rising.

Prerequisite: Education Professions 3-4
Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Location: All High Schools


Education Professions Internship
This one-semester course will allow CTE students who have completed the program sequence to experience on-the-job training in a career path. Requirements include three weeks of classroom instruction in job preparation and application and 80 hours per semester of on the job field work. Artifacts include a complete portfolio, two employer evaluations, two instructor field evaluations, a final, written summary and reflection. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship site.

Prerequisite: Application
Credit: .5 /Repeatable
Grade: 12
Location: All High Schools