Education Training & FACS

  • Human Services Cluster

    Teacher:  Susan Sherrill

  • Education Training & FACS Courses:

    • Education and Training
      Education and Training is a one-credit course. This course is the prerequisite for all pathways included in the Education and Training cluster. The course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in education. Course content includes the organizational structure of education, careers, the role of the teacher, characteristics of effective teachers, communication skills, the teaching and learning processes, learning styles, research, characteristics of positive classroom environments, human growth and development, curriculum development, student characteristics, teaching techniques, learning activities, educational initiatives, technology, and careers. Observational experiences are a required component of this course.

    • Teaching I
      Teaching I is a one-credit course. The prerequisite for this course is Education and Training. Content includes information to help students implement the teaching and learning processes. Major topics are funding sources, budget preparations, legal aspects, research, teaching and learning theories, curriculum development, positive learning environments, creative teaching techniques, appropriate learning activities, instructional resources, community resources and services, scope and sequence charts, course outlines, lesson plans, testing, grading, developing partnerships, technology, and careers. School-based laboratory experiences are essential for students to develop skills in teaching. Observational experiences are a required component of this course.

    • Entreprenuership in Family and Consumer Sciences

      This course teaches the necessary knowledge and skills to own and operate a business. The course content focuses on business and financial planning, personnel management, marketing principles, business and labor laws, legal rights and responsibilities of ownership and communication. Other topics to be taught are market research, purchasing process system, distribution systems, warehouse and inventory control, salesmanship, sales promotion and theft control that influence the flow of goods and services from producer to consumer. Students are prepared to create and manage their own Family and Consumer Science business or embark on a career related to business development. The family and consumer sciences laboratories will be used to provide activity-oriented experiences for developing entrepreneurial skills, manufacturing products, and providing services.
    • Food and Nutrition
      Topics include the impact of daily nutrition and wellness practices on long-term health and wellness; physical, social, and psychological aspects of healthy nutrition and wellness choices; selection and preparation of nutritious meals and snacks based on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines and Food Guide Pyramid; safety, sanitation, storage, and recycling processes and issues associated with nutrition and wellness; impacts of science and technology on nutrition and wellness issues; and nutrition and wellness career paths.