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Teaching & Learning Field Trip - Gulf Coast Exploreum
Teaching & Learning Field Trip - Gulf Coast Exploreum

 MGM's Academy of Teaching & Learning Pathways will encourage students to explore and pursue careers in the field of education. Students will have multiple opportunities to participate in project-based learning, community service and extracurricular activities that support the theme of the school. The Academy of Teaching & Learning will provide its students with a rigorous, college preparatory program designed to build student awareness of the many options for pursuing a career in teaching. Teachers in this Pathway will share their passion and enthusiasm for education and will model research-based teaching and learning practices at all times.

The purpose of the Academy of Teaching & Learning Pathways at Mary Montgomery High School is to attract, recruit, and train students who have an interest in the field of education at the PK-12 and college levels. The goal is to provide students with a rigorous curriculum and field experiences that teach them about pedagogy and career paths in the field of education that will make them competitive candidates for seats and scholarships at high ranking colleges and universities.

 

Course Sequence

Grade

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Special Education

10th

Education & Training

Education & Training

Education & Training

Education & Training

11th

Teaching 1

Teaching 1

Teaching 1

Teaching 1

12th

Teaching 2

Teaching 2

Teaching 2

Teaching 2

12th

Education & Training Internship(Early Childhood)

Education & Training Internship(Elementary)

Education & Training Internship(Secondary)

Education & Training Internship(Special Education)

 


Course Descriptions

Education & Training

Education and Training is a one-credit course. This course is the prerequisite for all pathways included in the Teaching & Learning Academy. The course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in education. Course content includes the organizational structure of education, careers, the role of the teacher, characteristics of effective teachers, communication skills, the teaching and learning processes, learning styles, research, characteristics of positive classroom environments, human growth and development, curriculum development, student characteristics, teaching techniques, learning activities, educational initiatives, technology, and careers. Observational experiences are a required component of this course.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Teaching & Learning I

Teaching I is a one-credit course. The prerequisite for this course is Education and Training. Content includes information to help students implement the teaching and learning processes. Major topics are funding sources, budget preparations, legal aspects, research, teaching and learning theories, curriculum development, positive learning environments, creative teaching techniques, appropriate learning activities, instructional resources, community resources and services, scope and sequence charts, course outlines, lesson plans, testing, grading, developing partnerships, technology, and careers. School-based laboratory experiences are essential for students to develop skills in teaching. Observational experiences are a required component of this course.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Teaching & Learning II

Teaching II is a one-credit course. The prerequisite for this course is Teaching I. Content provides students with advanced knowledge and skills used in the education field. Concepts of legal aspects of education, instructional resources, motivation, types of assessments, constructing texts, positive learning environments, lesson planning and teaching for various areas and grades, reading level of instructional materials, classroom management strategies, partnerships, public relations, professional associations, technology, and careers are included in the course. Observational experiences are a required component of this course.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Education & Training Internship

Education and Training Internship is a one-credit course. Students who have completed Teaching II are eligible to enroll in Education and Training Internship. The internship course is for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the education field. The internship allows students to spend time in a classroom or school setting on a regular basis with a teacher within the school system who teaches the subject-matter area of interest to the student intern, a staff member in the appropriate professional support services area, or a principal or vice-principal. This course provides students with a context in which they can make a personal assessment of their commitment to pursue a teaching, professional support services, or educational leadership career. The school- based laboratory for the internship is an actual classroom or school that provides instruction in the subject-matter area or career area related to the student's interest.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

For salaries in the fields of Education, Training, and Library Occupations, click the link below:
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/home.htm

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