Careers in Education I course introduces high school junior and senior students to careers in teaching and education. It provides students with an orientation to the teaching profession and related fields by providing students with an in-depth look into the profession of teaching. Students study the growth and development of the learner, as well as the social, political, philosophical, cultural, legal and economic forces that shape the United States public educational system. In addition, students participate in classroom observations and an extended on site lab experience assisting a classroom teacher with one-on-one student assistance, group monitoring, and whole class instruction. Students study child development principles and principles of effective teaching practices. All Careers in Education I students will be provided an on-site work experience in the Small Wonders Preschool Lab and will participate in the Future Educators Association (FEA) international leadership organization. A strong interest in exploring a career in education and a desire to work with young children is recommended. If you are interested in teaching as a possible profession and the role education plays in society, this class may be the one for you! The text books to be used are “Working with Young Children” by Judy Herr, copyright 2008 and “Teaching” by Sharleen L. Kato, copyright 2010.
Careers in Education II course is open to high school senior students who have successfully completed Careers in Education I and wish to broaden their knowledge and skills through more extensive training and work experience. This course reinforces the content learned in the year prior through participation in an internship outside the ISD classroom three days per week. The internship may involve the pre-school level through middle school and is selected to match the student’s career focus. All students will participate in the Future Educators Association (FEA) international leadership organization. A sincere interest in pursuing a college degree in an education related field is recommended when enrolling in this course. The text books to be used are “Working with Young Children” by Judy Herr, copyright 2008 and “Teaching” by Sharleen L. Kato, copyright 2010.