Education & Training Career Cluster
Program of Study: Teaching and Training
8990V Instructional Practices in
Education & Training (two credits) Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite Recommended: Principles of Education & Training
This course provides students the opportunity to explore the exciting career of teaching through classroom instruction and field experience in a school setting. Students are able to observe and gain hands-on experience in various aspects of teaching as they rotate through local Katy ISD schools and facilities. This provides an understanding of child development and principles of effective teaching practices. Students will also learn and practice leadership concepts and skills. The course will address topics related to children in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.
8991V Practicum in Education & Training (two credits) Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Instructional Practices in Education & Training
The Practicum in Education course offers a more in-depth experience in the classroom. Students will practice classroom management skills as well as creating lesson plans and will further study various teaching methods. The Practicum provides a broader field experience which may include child development centers and other education facilities.
What types of jobs can you do in the Education industry?
- Teaching-Elementary or Secondary
- School Counselor
- School Administrator
- Social Worker
- Speech Therapist
Why join Education and what type of experience will students gain?
While there are countless positions within the Education field including counselors, administrators, coaches and speech therapists, many of these first require several years of teaching experience. This course will not only prepare students for working in the classroom as a teacher but will provide the leadership skills necessary to move up within the industry. With field experience in various grade levels they will be able to make an informed decision on what level they are most comfortable teaching. Students will also be able to observe the daily functions of teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals.
Can you earn a certification while taking an Education course at MCTC?
While there is not currently a certification available for this course, students will gain hands-on experience within the Education field while working with kids in various grade levels. They will also have the opportunity to discover potential post-secondary options within this industry.