Education and Coaching
Education and Coaching

  • Teach and coach side-by-side with professional educators in a variety of school settings

  • Experience the rewards of shaping the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of children

  • Assemble your comprehensive, reflective portfolio in preparation for postsecondary education and state teacher licensing 



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Education and Coaching Career Tree:

Career Tree



Education and Coaching Sequence of Courses:

  Career Awareness
Career Exploration Career Preparation Career Training
Recommended Course Sequence Principles of Education and Training
(1 credi
t)
Child Development
(1 credit)
Instructional Practices
(2 credits)
Practicum in Education and Training
(2 credits)



Education and Coaching Courses:

Principles of Education & Training
This course is designed to introduce learners to the various careers available within the Education and Training Career Cluster. Students will develop a graduation plan that leads to a specific career choice within the field of Education and Training.


Child Development
This course is a technical laboratory course that addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children. Students participate in a Reality Works Baby Simulator Project, prepare nutritious kid-friendly snacks, as well as investigate careers related to the care and education of children.


Instructional Practices (Internship)
This course is a field-based internship in which students work under the joint direction of their course instructor and a mentor teacher on an NISD Elementary, Middle or High School campus. Students learn to plan and direct instruction, develop materials for educational environments, assist with record keeping, and complete other responsibilities of teachers, trainers, paraprofessionals, and other educational personnel.


Practicum in Education & Training (Internship)
This course is an advanced field-based internship in which students work under the joint direction of their course instructor and a mentor teacher on an NISD Elementary, Middle or High School campus. Students learn to prepare and implement individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, and complete other responsibilities of classroom teachers, trainers, paraprofessionals, and other educational personnel. Paid internships may be available through local industry partners, eligibility verification at district level is required.

Certifications:

  • CPR/First Aid Certification earned during Child Development course
  • Students earn a “Priority Interview” with NISD upon completion of Education & Coaching Career Pathway and graduation from college with a Bachelor’s Degree

What type of student should take these courses?

  • The Education & Coaching Career Pathway is for students interested in pursuing a career teaching, coaching, or working with children primarily in a school, home or other academic type setting.
  • A student interested in these courses should display good character attributes such as being respectful, honest, trustworthy, patient, and a good communicator as they will work in direct roles with elementary campuses and students.

Careers Related to Education and Coaching:
Adapted Physical Education Specialist, Diagnostician, Occupational Therapist, Personal Trainer, Homeschool Teacher Provider, Camp Assistant, Community Outreach Coordinator









Additional Info:
In the student’s junior and senior year, students will have the opportunity to leave campus for 2 periods a day to intern at a partnering NISD Elementary campus and classroom. Students will gain first hand experience of becoming a teacher/coach by working with students 1-on-1, in small groups as well as teaching the whole class. Students will be able to create bulletin boards, grade papers, conduct reading groups and many more activities. Students are also eligible to attend field trips with their interning elementary class such as going to the zoo, Bass Hall, science museums, the OLC, and many more fun places! Student interns also attend their campuses Field Day, Valentine’s Day Parties and other school-wide events!