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 

 



Education and Coaching Career Tree:

Education and Coaching 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 class gives you the basics understanding of the Education and Training Pathway. We will cover the History of Education, career options from working within a school to working in the corporate world, and college/certification requirements. It’s the perfect introductory class to getting you starting on your path to becoming a teacher/coach.

Child Development

  • This fun class gives students the in’s and out’s to working with children. Whether you are planning to work with kids, or one day have your own this is a great class to prepare you for your future. Students will understand how to plan for marriage, pregnancy, labor & delivery, taking care of children, infants through elementary, nutrition through childhood, and careers in child development.

Instructional Practices

  • Prerequisites- Principles of Education & Training and/or Child Development
  • Double-Blocked class (2 Periods)
  • In this class, students are placed in a NISD Elementary campus for a field based internship with a specific grade/subject level. Students intern 3 days during the week at elementary school during class time and receive course instruction the other 2 days of the week at high school campus. While interning students demonstrate teacher training and characteristics by working 1-on-1, in small groups, grading papers, conducting reading groups, creating bulletin boards, teaching lessons, as well as attending field trips.
  • Student transportation is needed

Practicum in Education & Training

  • Prerequisites- Principles of Education & Training and/or Child Development, and Instructional Practices
  • Double-Blocked class (2 Periods)
  • In this class, students are placed in a field based internship at an NISD Elementary or Middle school campus. Students intern 4 days during the week at their assigned campus during class time and receive course instruction the other 1 day of the week at their high school campus. While interning, students demonstrate teacher training and characteristics by working 1-on-1, in small groups, grading papers, conducting reading groups, creating bulletin boards, teaching lessons, as well as attending field trips.
  • Student transportation 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!