Early Childhood Education 1

Course #: CT918SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the student to the laboratory setting of the high school’s Preschool. Through this participation, the student will understand and apply developmental theory through planning appropriate curriculum, and engage in discussion centered around preschool and child development.

Early Childhood Education 2

Course #: CT919SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 1

This course furthers the student experience with participation in the laboratory setting of the high school’s Preschool. Through participation in this course, the student will understand and apply developmental theory through planning appropriate curriculum, and engage in discussion centered around preschool and child development. Students will also be responsible for planning the end of the year graduation celebration for all of those preschoolers moving on to Kindergarten.

Early Childhood Education 3 Internship

Course #: CT920CSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 2

This course meets the graduation requirement for Careers.

Early Childhood Education 3 furthers the student experience working with children while participating in an off-campus internship at a local childcare, preschool, and/or elementary school, as well as the Ridgeview High School Preschool. Through this internship and participation in the preschool students will understand and apply developmental theory through planning appropriate curriculum, and engage in discussion centered around issues related to child development. Students will also be responsible for planning the end of the year graduation celebration for all of those preschoolers moving on to Kindergarten. Students who feel that a career working with children could be a possibility should take this class to explore opportunities within the field.
Students will incorporate COCC Early Childhood Education Curriculum and are strongly encouraged to apply for the credits available ($15 per credit).

Teacher Cadet

Course #: CT347CSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval

This course is for students who are interested in exploring teaching as a career. Students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the field as they spend 30 hours over the course of the term in a field placement site under the direction of a mentor teacher. In this setting, students are expected to observe and to assist the mentor teacher as directed.

Early Childhood Education Project A, B, C

Course #: CT348SELA, CT348SELB, CT348SELC

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Elective

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval

The Projects series of courses are meant to offer students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding through hands-on, real-world projects through continued development and implementation of their professional skills acquired through previous coursework. Students will get to choose a subject area and pursue research, development, and implementation of a project. Such projects might include but are not limited to; management, retail design and merchandising, accounting processes, banking, and financial systems, project management, marketing and promotion, entrepreneurship, etc. Students will plan, implement, evaluate and reflect on their progress to enhance their learning to better prepare them for today’s workplaces. Each course will be guided by the following types of projects: I: Beginning projects, home/individual solutions II: Intermediate projects, solutions for others III: Advanced projects, solutions for local businesses IV: Professional/Entrepreneurial, solutions for larger problems or original ideas Note: These courses will require students to work independently, and may include traveling off campus during school hours in order to meet with community members, acquire materials, and conduct research. If this is necessary, the student must provide their own transportation.

CTE Mentorship Early Childhood Education 1, 2, 3, 4

Course #: CT349SEL, CT350SEL, CT351SEL, CT352SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Elective

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval

This course gives students who have successfully completed one or more of the early childhood education classes at Ridgeview the opportunity to return to the classroom as a mentor in these classes. Mentor students will help other students successfully complete the course through one on one assistance, individual and group instruction, coaching, collaboration, and evaluation.
Students will learn beginning techniques in mentorship, and apply what they learn to teaching and coaching other students towards successful completion of the introductory course.
Teacher approval is required.