Are you ready to tutor younger students, visit a variety of types of schools, teach lessons, have meaningful and professional relationships with a mentor and explore teaching as a career choice? Are you planning to major in education in college? Academy EDU is the course for you! Designed as an introduction to the teaching field, students get an in-depth view of the teaching profession and hands-on experience working with children. Students will identify skills required for teaching, and understand personal characteristics needed to succeed in the profession. The curriculum includes lesson planning, classroom management, license requirement, history of education, meeting the needs of exceptional learners, and developing teacher professionalism.
During class seminars topics learned will include: theories of child development, multiple intelligences and learning styles and explore topics such as diversity, character education, instructional technology, learning environments,
instructional strategies and professionalism. Students will explore the teaching profession through a variety of experiences, which may include: field experience, lesson planning, one-to-one tutoring, and project development. Students observe in 4 specific areas including preschool-3rd
, 4th-6th, 9th-12th and special needs for a total 70 + hours of observation Students will create a portfolio, which will include teaching samples as a final project. Upon successful completion students will receive 3 high school credits as well as placement above the entry level education college course/credit if they score an 85 or higher on their Teaching Professions portfolio. This credit is approved by OBR as CTAG credit at any Ohio Public University.