• Teaching and Training

    Our Teaching and Training pathway equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for rewarding careers in teaching and professional training consultancy. It offers a comprehensive overview of teaching and learning theories, curriculum development, instructional techniques, and the integration of technology in education. 

    From hands-on internships to leadership development through communication courses, students gain practical experience and essential skills. Earn valuable credentials like Google Educator Certification, which will prepare you to excel in the classroom. Join FCCLA or FTA to connect with peers who share your passion for education.  

    Program Overview

    The Teaching and Training program provides students with knowledge and skills needed for teaching and professional training consultant careers. Courses provide an overview of teaching and learning theories; curriculum development; teaching techniques; instructional resources and the use of technology; types of assessments; classroom management strategies; and ethics and professionalism.

    Courses Offered

    • Foundations in Education and Training (Required Foundation Course)
    • Practices in Education or Early Childhood Education
    • Methods in Education
    • Communication for Leaders
    • Education and Training Internship
    • CTE Lab in Education and Training
    • Career Pathway Project in Education and Training

    Credentials Offered

    • Google Educator Certification (Levels 1 & 2 Required)

    Employment Outlook

    Our Teaching and Training pathway provides a solid foundation for various entry-level positions in the education field, and further education can lead to more advanced career opportunities with greater responsibilities and higher earning potential. 

    For students graduating from an education and training program without pursuing further education, there are several entry-level opportunities available in the field. These may include:

    • Teacher's Aide/Paraprofessional: Teacher's aides, also known as paraprofessionals, assist teachers in classrooms by providing instructional support to students, preparing materials, and supervising activities. They may work in elementary, middle, or high schools, as well as in special education programs.

    • Preschool Assistant/Childcare Worker: Preschool assistants and childcare workers provide care and support to young children in preschools, daycare centers, and early childhood education programs. They help with activities such as feeding, diapering, and playing, as well as implementing educational and developmental activities.

    • Tutor: Tutors provide academic assistance to students in individual or small group settings. They may help students with homework, review class material, and reinforce concepts in subjects such as math, science, language arts, and foreign languages.

    • Educational Assistant: Educational assistants work in various educational settings, such as schools, libraries, and tutoring centers, to support teachers and students in instructional activities. They may assist with classroom management, technology integration, and student supervision.

    • Training Coordinator: Training coordinators organize and facilitate training sessions and workshops for employees in organizations. They may develop training materials, coordinate schedules, and evaluate training effectiveness to meet organizational goals and objectives.

    For students interested in advancing their careers and taking on higher-level roles, pursuing further education, such as an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood education or a related field, can open up additional opportunities. Jobs that may require further education include:

    • Teacher: Teachers instruct students in various subjects and grade levels, create lesson plans, assess student progress, and communicate with parents and colleagues. They may work in public or private schools, teaching subjects such as English, math, science, social studies, or special education. A bachelor's degree in education, along with state teacher certification, is typically required for licensure.

    • Early Childhood Educator: Early childhood educators work with young children, typically from birth to age eight, in preschools, childcare centers, and Head Start programs. They create developmentally appropriate learning experiences, assess children's progress, and collaborate with families and other professionals to support children's growth and development. A degree in early childhood education or a related field is typically required for licensure.

    • Instructional Designer: Instructional designers develop and implement instructional materials and programs for educational institutions, corporations, and government agencies. They analyze learning needs, design curriculum and training materials, and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional strategies and technologies. A bachelor's or master's degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field is typically required for entry-level positions.

    Student Organizations

    Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a nonprofit national Career and Technical Student Organization serving students in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private schools through grade 12. FCCLA is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus.

    Future Teachers of Alabama (FTA) is an organization of middle and high school students who are interested in exploring education as a career.

    Faculty Contact

    Moriah Miller | moriahmiller@albertk12.org