• Education and Training

    Industry Certifications: CPR, Certified Teaching Assistant

    Concurrent Credit:  UA-Little Rock

    The Education and Training pathway prepares students for a career in education and allows students to become Certified Teaching Assistants and start teaching upon high school graduation.  Classroom teaching may be a first step to a career in education. Students interested in the field of education may pursue other careers, such as school counselor, administrator, curriculum developer, sports or academic coach. 

    This pathway allows students to join a network of passionate aspiring educators and get hands-on teaching experience while in high school. Students learn about the profession and cultivate the skills needed to be a successful educator. Students can earn college credit through UA-Little Rock. 

    Course Sequence

    Level 1 (optional):  Life Span Development (taken at home high school)

    Level 2: 
    Fall Semester: Intro to Education [1.0 high school credit/3.0 college credit] 
    Spring Semester: Education Technology [1.0 high school credit/3.0 college credit]   

    Level 3: 
    Fall Semester: Child Growth & Development[1.0 high school credit/3.0 college credit] 
    Spring Semester: Teaching Career Practicum [1.0 high school credit]  

    Become a Certified Teaching Assistant

    To address the state and national teaching shortage, Arkansas has launched a Teacher Residency Model that allows school districts to hire students--who earn the Certified Teaching Assistant--to get hired immediately after graduating!

    • Work as a teaching assistant: earn a salary and gain valuable teaching experience.
    • Pay for college, and get paid while attending college!
    • Accrue retirement benefits that allow you to retire early!

    To become a certified Teaching Assistant, students must complete the sequence of Level 2 and 3 classes, earning 9.0 college credits, and pass the Certified Teaching Assistant exam.

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