Careers in Education

    Course Code:  BUS 702
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None (Recommend Computer Apps, Office Mgmt, or Project Mgmt)
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  None

    Do you love helping people? Have a passion for teaching others? Have you ever wanted to work in a school as a teacher? This class is a year long commitment that will give you an inside look as to what it takes to have a career in education. Students will first learn how to create a classroom climate and culture where all students can learn. You will learn how to develop a lesson plan and will teach micro lessons throughout the semester on the subjects of your choosing. We will also focus on how the brain works, child development and how students retain information. In the end, you will work to develop your own teaching philosophy and will be prepared to use some of the skills learned for second semester practicum. Not only will this class teach you how to be a teacher, but it will prepare you to be a learner at the college level. 

    Course Code:  BUS 703 
    One Semester:  1.0 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Careers in Ed
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  Yes, CWU: EFC250 (4 cr), Pierce College (3 cr), or Centralia Community College (5 cr)
    Certification:  Precision - Teaching as a Profession (011, 012, 013)

    After getting all of the content knowledge in 1st semester, this semester you will be placed in a practicum setting at the elementary or middle school level where you will work with a mentor teacher in their classroom. You will observe this classroom 4-5 hours per week (M, T, Th, F) and will be sharing your experiences in grade level team meetings on Wednesdays during class. In your grade level team meetings (PLC's) you will also have an opportunity to work on a service project that is specific to your grade level.  Each week you will have different "look- for" criteria that you will be focusing on for your observations. During this practicum you will have the chance to plan, teach, and reflect on a lesson that you have designed.