education & training

CREEK WOOD HIGH SCHOOL

VERONICA WALTON

vwalton@dcstn.org

TEACHING AS A PROFESSION

The Education and Training pathway at Creek Wood High School is ideal for students interested in becoming a teacher, educational assistant, daycare worker, administrator, college professor, or school counselor. The pathway begins with Fundamentals of Education which is an overview of the history of education, developmental theories, and careers. Then, the student will move into Teaching as a Profession which provides more experience in lesson planning, teaching, and an in depth look other educational aspects. Following TAP, students are able to take two Dual Enrollment courses through Austin Peay State University. These courses count towards their college education program. Finally, students are able to participate in a Work Based Learning. While enrolled in WBL, students are able to get hands on experience teaching in the grade level and subject they are interested in.

"If you ever have to show someone how to do something... you are a teacher! Education classes can help anyone in any profession. Come join a fun, hands-on class!"

-Roni Walton

DICKSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

NIKKI AKINS

Teaching as a Profession is designed for students interested in becoming a teacher, school counselor, librarian, or speech-language pathologist. While in this program of study, students will learn teaching and classroom management strategies, lesson planning, special populations, how to use educational technology, how to become a professional, and more! Upon completion of this program of study, students will have acquired a multitude of skills and experiences and built a professional portfolio that can be used for advanced training as future educators at the postsecondary level. Juniors and seniors in the pathway are eligible to take two dual enrollment courses through Austin Peay State University for a total of 5 hours of college credit.

"It is my goal for students in the Teaching as a Profession program learn not only the skills and knowledge required to become effective educators, but also experience how challenging and rewarding a career in education can be."

-Nikki Akins