Teaching as a Profession

Teaching as a Profession

Examining the Teaching Profession

Examining the Teaching Profession prepares students for future positions in the field of education. Students study, apply, and practice the use of current technologies, effective teaching and learning strategies, the creation of an effective learning environment, and the creation of instructional opportunities for diverse learners and students with special needs. Students will be prepared to practice their skills and knowledge at elementary and secondary sites.

Contemporary Issues in Education

This course engages the student in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. The student will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of education settings in Georgia and the United States. The student will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy.

Teaching as a Profession Internship

Prerequisite - Examining the Teaching Profession

This internship offers a student in the Teaching as a Profession career pathway a field experience under the direct supervision of a certified teacher/mentor. This internship stresses observing, analyzing, and classifying activities of the mentor teacher and comparing personal traits with those of successful teachers. Student interns will develop a portfolio of their skills, plan and teach a lesson(s), understand and practice confidentiality as it pertains to the teaching profession, learn how to meet the needs of all students, and how to maintain the safety of students, all while exhibiting professionalism and ethical behavior.

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  • Elementary Teachers, Aids
  • Secondary Teachers, Aids
  • Special Education Teachers, Aids
  • College/University Lecturers, Professors
  • Human Resource Trainers
  • Physical Trainers
  • Coaches
  • Psychologists- Clinical, Developmental, Social
  • Social Workers
  • Parent Educators
  • Counselors
  • Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Superintendents, Principals, Administrators
  • Supervisors and Instructional Coordinators
  • Education Researchers, Test Measurement Specialists
  • College Presidents, Deans
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Instructional Media Designers



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