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    Education and Training Flowchart

    FACS Education and Training Flowchart

    909311 Child Development I (Relationships & Families)

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Child Development 1 is the beginning course in the Education and Teaching Pathway. This class focuses on building strong relationships and families. Students will study interpersonal, problem solving, conflict resolution, and communication skills. Students will apply these skills in order to become effective caregivers. It is important to know how to be an effective caregiver in all aspects of life whether it is at home, at your workplace, or in the community. Becoming a parent is a huge decision. We will examine the many responsibilities it takes to be a parent and how to effectively guide children.

    909312 Child Development II (Prenatal-Early Childhood)

    Prerequisite: Child Development I
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Students have the opportunity to explore the facts, issues, and development involved in being a parent or child care provider. Students will gain a better understanding of children as individuals and their behavior as it relates to their environment. Topics include: child development theories, parenting roles, health concerns, safety, guidance, and areas of development (physical, social, emotional, and intellectual). This course is designed to increase understanding of the basic concepts of prenatal and early child development. This course is the foundation for planning appropriate activities for children and establishing appropriate expectations of young children.

    909401 Child Development III (School Age through Lifespan)

    Prerequisite: Child Development I and II
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Child Development 3 introduces students to the central issues in the basic areas in human development. The students will learn about development between biological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects of development across the lifespan. Topics that will be covered include: characteristics of developmental stages, managing life's transitions, and explore careers. Child Development is studied in the context of family, school, community, and society. Multicultural and intercultural variations in development are examined.

    909324 Working with Preschool Children

    Prerequisite: “C” or better in Child Development II and teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Students will focus on skills and strategies for the early childhood teacher with emphasis on working with preschool children while building an educational portfolio. Students will experience and evaluate the process of creative art projects and learn effective storytelling techniques. Students will learn the requirements of a licensed group child care setting, design a model of a child care facility, develop activities, observe and work with children under the supervision of a child care professional. Students will learn to create lesson plans, teach, and work in the RHS child care center. Working with Preschool Children will help students to prepare for jobs such as preschool provider, nursery school aide, preschool educator, and early childhood/elementary educator. Students may earn 15 hours of mentoring/tutoring for the A+ program.

    909334 Foundations of Education

    Prerequisite: Child Development I and II or III
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Thinking about becoming a teacher? This is the course for you. In this course, you will receive a general introduction to the area of education and teaching. Course topics include: learning styles, teaching methodologies, assessments, cultural responsiveness and focus on data-driven decision making in the schooling system. Students will prepare and present several lesson plans.

    909341 Education and Training Capstone

    Prerequisite: 2 credits in the Education and Teaching Pathway
    Grade Placement: 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester
    This senior capstone course provides an opportunity for students to work with certified teachers to gain real world experiences in early childhood educational settings in the Ritenour School District. Activities include planning lessons, teaching lessons, preparing bulletin boards, and other activities. Students can earn mentoring/tutoring hours for the A+ program and will prepare to earn an industry recognized credential.