Ed-BigEducation & Training

If you want to have a lifelong impact on others, then you will want to take a close look at the Education and Training Career Cluster. This family of classes and practical experiences develops the art of teaching, planning and administration in schools, colleges, technical institutes and businesses. Education is one of the basic rights of children in America, and states always need qualified teachers.

This career cluster is organized into three career pathways:

  • Administration and administrative support
  • Professional support services
  • Teaching and training


Teaching/Training Pathway – CIP Code 13.0101

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(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family and social challenges. It also addresses the needs and interests of individuals and family members as a way of strengthening the family unit. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision-making, time management, balancing work and family, energy and stress management, and identification of alternative choices and coping strategies. This course also covers various issues that impact teenagers, including self-concept, family and peer relationships, substance abuse, personal loss, dating and teenage pregnancy, and violence.

FACS EMS 45001

Spartan Success 19001



(One Trimester, 1⁄2 credit)

This course explores the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children from birth through adolescence. Students also learn about child development as it relates to parenting and as it applies to the workplace. This course is articulated through multiple postsecondary institutions. Check with FCS staff for specific information.


(Gr 11-12)(Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

This course prepares students interested in the education career field. Content includes learning styles, teaching strategies, philosophy of education and 21st century work skills. Students observe a variety of classroom settings, teaching styles and management strategies as part of the course. This course is articulated with Emporia State University after completion of the Teach and Train pathway and meeting standard of third party national assessment.



(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps teens develop the skills and knowledge to become better parents in the future. Students learn why parenting is a serious responsibility and how good management and interpersonal skills are relevant to parenting. The class incorporates infant simulators and the empathy belly as learning tools. This course articulates with several post-secondary institutions. Contact FCS faculty for the list.



(Gr 12)(Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Teaching as a Career

This course applies the concepts students learned in Teaching as a Career. Students are assigned to work with a mentor teacher during the trimester. Students work directly with other students individually, in small groups and as large groups. Students maintain logs of their experiences with analysis of strategies used. Students are responsible for their own transportation to assigned locations. If a student does not have transportation, he/she may not enroll in this course. This course is articulated with Emporia State University after completion of the Teach and Train pathway and meeting standard of third party national assessment.



(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is designed to teach strategies that enable students to prepare for college testing. Test content will not be taught specifically, although some is reviewed. The focus is placed on vocabulary and concepts commonly found on college preparatory tests as well as test-taking and study strategies. Practice tests will be given, and students will work out of an ACT workbook.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is an opportunity for students to develop their leadership potential. Students are introduced to leadership and have the opportunity to examine their views on leadership. They will also understand the rewards, risks and responsibilities of leadership.


(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the study of human behavior. Students explore the history of psychology, how the mind functions, developmental stages, and personality and intellect as they look at the contributions of significant psychologists.


Students in education and training learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Superintendent, principal or administrator
  • Teacher or instructor
  • Preschool or kindergarten teacher
  • Clinical, developmental or social psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Counselor
  • Teacher assistant
  • Parent educator
  • Child care worker
  • Coach
  • Recreation worker
  • Sign language interpreter