Careers In Education


Exploring Careers In Education is a one hour year long course that introduces sophomore students to a variety of careers related to the field of education and what it takes to become a professional educator. CAREERS IN EDUCATION I (2 Credits) The Careers in Education I course introduces 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 public education 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 onsite 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. Recommended: Cumulative Grade Point Average minimum of 2.0.


The 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.
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Careers in Education I