Education and Training
K-12 Teaching as a Profession
To help combat the teaching shortage, we are creating a new pathway to “Grow our Own” teachers. Our program is part of the Education and Training Cluster. It is the K-12 Teaching as a Profession Pathway. The program is designed to offer students opportunities to explore careers in teaching, planning, managing and providing education and training related learning support services. It offers an in-depth view of the teaching profession and hands-on experience working in classroom with students. Our motto is #ProjectGrowOurOwn. The program focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that are associated with teacher training in our local post-secondary schools. Through their experiences in their classes and in their internships, students gain first-hand knowledge of what it is like to be a teacher.
9th grade: Exploring Education (Fundamentals)
Learn more about yourself, how you learn and how human development influences learning. Explore careers in education including school counseling, teaching, media services, or other education professions. Learn about the past, present and future of education in the U.S. Create an electronic portfolio that will continue throughout the Education and Training pathway.
9th & 10th grade: Teaching As Profession I
Experience and participate as you learn about the role and characteristics of an effective educator.
Observe and participate with teachers and students in the classroom. Learn about current teaching methods and instructional strategies. Explore assessments and when to use them. Discover how students learn and how to differentiate for special populations. Recognize ways to effectively use educational technology in the classroom.
11th grade: Teaching as a Profession II
Get hands on experience of how an educator uses coaching and leadership skills to successfully manage a classroom.
What is the role of an educator in the classroom? Find these answers and many more as you learn about instructional strategies. Learn and observe differentiated instruction and how it affects student learning. Create an environment where students are encouraged and empowered to become lifelong learners. Practice the art of creating instructional activities to inspire students to enjoy learning.
12th grade: Teaching as a Profession III (Capstone)
EDUC 1010 Weber State
Work Base Learning (WBL)
As a district, we are excited for the future educational opportunities for our students and the community impact that our K-12 Teaching as a Profession program will provide.
Exploration: Choose one or more exploration courses
Concentrator: To be a concentrator you must pass one concentrator course AND one explorer course.
Completer: To be a completer you must pass a concentrator course and enough courses to equal 3.0 credits in this pathway.
More information about State Pathways