The Careers in Education Course is designed to prepare students for professional or learning support positions in education, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Students study human development, standards, regulations and codes, positive guidance and counseling techniques, age-appropriate and grade-appropriate learning strategies, learning theories, and standards-based curriculum and instructional design. Students can apply and practice their knowledge and skills at a variety of elementary and secondary sites. The course prepares students for entry into college or university teacher-training programs.
There are many ways to support pregnant or parenting students- online courses, hybrid schedules, and partial day schedules are a few examples. However, not every school in every district has access to these options or resources. This pregnancy plan was created for use at Garinger High School in Charlotte, NC.Per district policy, students who are pregnant must be advised by a counselor of their academic options while planning to participate in school to the fullest extent possible during pregnancy. In addition, pregnant students are allowed 4 weeks out of school following delivery unless additional time is requested by the treating physician. To simplify this process and support students’ academic progress, attendance, and connection to community resources, I created a pregnancy support plan during the 19-20 school year. So far, I have used this plan with 8 students, and it has been a benefit to the student, student services staff, and teachers.