Gain a solid foundation for a successful career as an elementary/secondary teacher or other professions in education-related fields. Explore field of education through “real-life” internships. Work with professional educators in elementary, middle, secondary, and special needs classrooms to plan lessons, develop activities and tutor students. Gain hands-on experience working with children of all ages & ability levels. Develop a professional teaching portfolio used for college success. Explore learning styles and teaching strategies that lead to a career in education

Course Topics

  • Understand the learning process for all age groups and diverse students
  • Organize, design, and present lessons plans utilizing state curriculum & standards
  • Learn effective teaching methods and strategies
  • Understand history of education, school finance, and school law
  • Obtain First-hand internships and experience in Local classrooms
  • Participate in educators rising (related student organization)

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook
  • Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Word
  • Child Abuse and Prevention
  • Communicable Disease Prevention

Cathy Thomas

Program Instructor
Sentinel CTC

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)

Daycare Provider/Assistant
Camp Counselor

Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)

Paraprofessional/Teacher's Aide Preschool Teacher

Professional (with Bachelor's degree and beyond)

Teacher/Administrator (Kindergarten - High School, College)
Speech Pathologist