Educational Specialist & Support Staff

Program of Study:

The K-12 Teacher Academy program of study is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that prepares students for careers in elementary and secondary education. Observation opportunities in a variety of age and discipline settings, as well as special needs and non-classroom settings, provide practical experiences while enriching the learning. Students participate in a long-term placement during their senior year which allows for in-depth experiences in a classroom setting.*

The Early Childhood Teacher Academy program of study is a three (3) course Career & Technical Education (CTE) program that engages students in developing a realistic understanding of early childhood while exploring the importance and impact of teachers. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to sustain their interest in the early childhood profession and cultivate the skills needed to be successful, thus creating a pipeline of high-quality students transitioning to the early childhood field. Students will understand the importance and uniqueness of early childhood and participate in classroom and field experiences. The program prepares students for a variety of careers in early childhood such as teacher, curriculum director, and administrator.*

Potential Career Opportunities:

  • School Psychologist

  • Social Worker

  • School Based Therapist (Occupational, Physical, Behavioral)

  • Paraprofessional

  • Interventionist

  • Specialist (Mathematics, Reading, Behavioral, Social-Emotional)

  • Educational, School, and Vocational Counselors

  • Job Coaches

  • Instructional Coordinators

  • Librarians and Media Specialist

  • Interpreters and Translator

  • Museum Technicians and Conservators

  • Operational Staff (Finances, Transportation, Administrative Assistants)

Click Here For Labor Market Information and Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning.

Competition Opportunities:

Educators Rising:

  • Children’s Literature – K-3

  • Children’s Literature – Pre-K

  • Creative Lecture (TED Talk)

  • Educators Rising Leadership Award

  • Educators Rising Moment

  • Ethical Dilemma

  • Exploring Education Administration Careers

  • Exploring Non-Core Subject Teaching Careers

  • Exploring Support Services Careers

  • Impromptu Lesson

  • Impromptu Speaking

  • Inside Our Schools Presentation

  • Job Interview

  • Lesson Planning and Delivery – Arts

  • Lesson Planning and Delivery – Career and Technical Education

  • Lesson Planning and Delivery – Humanities

  • Lesson Planning and Delivery – STEM

  • Public Speaking

  • Researching Learning Challenges

For more information please visit www.educatorsrising.org or www.delawareeducatorsrising.org.

FCCLA:

  • Early Childhood Education FCCLA STAR Event

  • Early Childhood Challenge Skill Demonstration Event

  • #TeachFCS

  • Technology in Teaching

  • Career Investigation

  • Chapter Service Project Display

  • Chapter Service Project Portfolio

  • Digital Stories for Change

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Focus on Children

  • Instructional Video Design

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Job Interview

  • National Programs in Action

  • Nutrition and Wellness

  • Parliamentary Procedure

  • Professional Presenation

  • Public Policy Advocate

  • Say Yest to FCS Education

  • Sustainability Challenge

  • Teach and Train

For more information please visit www.fcclainc.org or www.delawarefccla.org.

*https://education.delaware.gov/educators/academic-support/career_and_technical_education/statemodel_programs_of_study/#education

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