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Vocational & Community Enrichment Education


Program of Study:

Delaware's Family Consumer Sciences programs of study can prepare those with a desire to serve the field of education outside of the classroom.  The Delaware Teacher Academy believes that each of the programs of study and student organizations play a vital role in the future of our education system, as well as the the enhanced physical, social-emotional and academic instruction and engagement of every child.

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.*

The Culinary & Hospitality Management program of study is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that is supported by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. ProStart® trains students on industry-specific skills that can be used in all aspects of the restaurant and hospitality industry along with the employability skills like leadership, accountability, teamwork, and responsibility. The program prepares students for careers such as Executive chef and Sous Chef, Food Service Manager, Kitchen Manager, and Line Cook.*

Potential Career Opportunities:

  • Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher

  • Self-Enrichment Education Teachers

  • Social Worker

  • Vocational Education Teachers

  • Camp Director

  • Camp Instructor & Staff

  • Community Resources Manager

  • Job Coach & Counselor

  • Baker

  • Chef, Cook (Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Line Cook)

  • Dinning Room and Cafeteria Attendants

  • First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving

  • Food Preparation Workers

  • Food Service Managers

  • Host

  • Waiter/Waitress

  • Fashion Designer

  • Fashion Sales & Purchasing Agent

  • Interior Designer

  • Sales Manager

  • Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Worker

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Competition Opportunities:


  • 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

  • Culinary Food Art

  • Culinary Knife Skills

  • Fashion Sketch

  • Speak Out for FCCLA

  • Baking and Pastry

  • Culinary Math Management

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Event Management

  • Fashion Design

  • Food Innovations

  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

  • Interior Design

  • Sports Nutrition 

  • Repurpose and Redesign

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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

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Outside of the Delaware Teacher Academy Foundation, FCCLA and Educators Rising, students enrolled in the culinary program also have the ability to compete in the ProStart Program.


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