Course Catalog - Early Learning

Early Learning

Public Service Endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit


(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)

 

Principles of Human Services (9-10) #8450

Students assess the relationship between health and well-ness and personal and professional achievement. Students evaluate the effects of crises, stress, and domestic violence on individuals and the family and recognize appropriate responses and management strategies. Students identify the basic needs of children as well as caregiver guidelines that promote safe and healthy child development. Students create meals according to dietary guidelines. Students create written and electronic records of client services for cosmetology, fashion design, and interior design.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Child Development (10-12) #8462 (Freshman who completed Principles of Human Services in the 8th grade are APPROVED to enroll in this LEVEL 2 course in the 9th grade)

This course addresses child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children. Students use skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children and investigate careers related to the care and education of children.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Child Guidance (11-12) #8461

Child Guidance D (11-12) #8463

This course addresses child growth and guidance. Students are equipped to develop positive relationships with children and effective caregiver skills in order to promote the well-being and healthy development of children and pursue careers related to the care, guidance, and education of children. NISD Volunteer Background Check will be required.

PR: Child Development

SEM: 2 CR: 2

 

Practicum in Early Learning (12) #8464

Practicum in Early Learning provides students background knowledge of early childhood development principles as well as principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students learn to plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, assist with record keeping, make physical arrangements, and complete other responsibilities of early learning teachers, trainers, paraprofessionals, or other educational personnel. NISD Volunteer Background Check will be required.

PR: Child Guidance

SEM: 2 CR: 2

 

Career Preparation I Extended (11-12) #8009

This course provides opportunities for students to participate in a work-based learning experience that combines classroom instruction with business and industry employment experiences. The goal is to prepare students with a variety of skills for a changing workplace. Career preparation is relevant and rigorous, supports student attainment of academic standards, and effectively prepares students for college and career success. Must be taken concurrently with Career Preparation II. Students spend one hour in class each day and a minimum of 15 hours on the job each week. Some of the areas of employment include: clothing and home furnishings, child care, food service, hotel and hospitality services.

PR: Successful completion of one or more advanced career and technical education courses that are part of a coherent sequence of courses in a career cluster related to the field in which the student will be employed.

SEM: 2 CR: 3

 

Career Preparation II Extended (12) #8010

This course provides opportunities for students to participate in a work-based learning experience that combines classroom instruction with business and industry employment experiences. The goal is to prepare students with a variety of skills for a changing workplace. Career preparation is relevant and rigorous, supports student attainment of academic standards, and effectively prepares students for college and career success. Must be taken concurrently with Career Preparation II. Students spend one hour in class each day and a minimum of 15 hours on the job each week. Some of the areas of employment include: clothing and home furnishings, child care, food service, hotel and hospitality services.

PR: Career Preparation I

SEM: 2 CR: 3