Career Cluster:  Education and Training CTE Program:  Early Childhood Education
Career Cluster Pathway:  Teaching/Training Career Path Industry Certification:  Early Childhood Professional Certificate, Staff Credential
16 CORE CURRICULUM CREDITS 8 ADDITIONAL CREDITS
ENGLISH 

4 credits

MATH 

4 credits

SCIENCE

3 credits,
2 with lab

SOCIAL
STUDIES

 3 credits

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES
FINE ARTS (1 cdt)
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1 cdt)
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
(Aligned with Community College & State University System Programs)
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  • Students are encouraged to explore careers and postsecondary options at "http://fldoe.org/academics/college-career-planning.
  • Students are also encouraged to participate in dual enrollment courses which may be used to satisfy high school graduation or Bright Futures Gold Seal Vocational Scholars course requirements.
  • One course within the 24 credit program must be an online course. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for 24 credit program
9 English I Algerbra I Earth Science American History Physical Education (1credit) (Not required for ACCEL Program) Early Childhood Ed. I Child Dev./Parenting Skills
10 English II Geometry Biology World History   Early Childhood Ed. II Foreign Language for SUS admission or other elective appropriate for student's career and education plan.
11 English III Algebra II Physical Science US History Practical Arts or Fine Arts course (1 credit) Early Childhood Ed. III Other elective course appropriate for student's career and education plan.
12 English IV Additional Math Additional Science Economics/Government (1/2 credit)   Early Childhood Ed. IV Other elective course appropriate for student's career and education plan.
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Based on the Career Cluster of interest and identified career and technical education program, the following postsecondary options are available.
TECHNICAL CENTER PROGRAM(S)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAM(S)

Polk State College - A.S. - Early Childhood Education and Management; A.S. - B.S Early Childhood

UNIVERSITY PROGRAM(S)

Univ. of South FL - B.S. Early Childhood Education, B.S. Elem. Education, Univ. of Central FL - B.S. Early Childhood Dev. And Education

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Sample Career Specialties
child care worker, preschool teacher Preschool teacher, Teacher Assistant, Preschool/PreKindergarten Teacher, Child Care Center Director Teacher, Professor, Education Administrator
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Articulation and CTE Dual Enrollment Opportunities
Secondary to Technical Center (PSAV)

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Secondary to College Credit Certificate or Degree

6 hours of articulated credit available with Polk State College for A.S. - Early Childhood Education and Management Early CHIldhood Professional Certificate can provide 9 hours of articulated credit with Polk State College for A.S. - Early Childhood Education and Management

PSAV/PSV to AAS or AS/BS/BAS

Early Childhood Education CIP# 0420.020210

Career and Technical Student Association
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (National FCCLA), Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA)
Internship/Work Experience Recommendations
Onsite preschools provide students with the opportunity to participate in internship experience. Students are also able to work outside of the school in child care facilities within the county as interns, volunteers, job shadowing opportunities, credit unions, schools or district accounting offices and banks.