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Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Families

A community is only as strong as its people. And few others can make as powerful of a community impact as educators and family service providers. Do you love working with children? Do you long to help make a difference in the lives of families in your community? Is education a career path that appeals to you? If this sounds like you, then a career in education, child development, or family services could be your ideal calling. The Education program offers a strong foundation from which to build that career.

What You'll Learn

From 11th grade upward, enroll in A-G approved courses to start preparing for your career in the education, child development, or family services industry. Classes include:

  • CTE Con Peer Leaders
  • CD V02 Child Growth and Development (Fall)
  • CD V61 Child, Family and Community (Spring)

What You’ll Do

Take what you’re learning in the classroom into the real world and experience for yourself all that awaits you in the time-honored yet ever-evolving fields of education and child development. Hands-on, immersive experiences include:

  • Individual and group learning exercises
  • Leadership roles and opportunities
  • Tour of local schools
  • Guest speaker visits

Who You Can Be

Kickstart your career path with top-tier academic instruction and industry-leader insights. The Education program prepares you for potential careers such as:

  • Education Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Child Care Worker
  • Child Psychologist
  • Community Organizational Director

Industry Average Wages: $63,930-$96,400

Projected Industry Growth: 1-4%

What You Need to Know

VUSD’s CTE Education Pathway prepares students for successful careers in the fields of education, child development and family services. Students (11th grade and up) are introduced to the fundamentals of education by serving as peer leaders and participating in training to help them better learn how to help their peers. 12th-grade students can take Child Growth and Development at Ventura College. This course examines the major physical, cognitive, social, and emotional developmental milestones for children from conception through adolescence. There is an emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. Students will observe children, evaluate individual differences, and analyze characteristics of development at various stages according to developmental theories. The program is based at Foothill Technology High School and students obtain college credit. It is ideal for students who are planning or considering any careers that deal directly with children.

College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

2 Year

CD V02 Child Growth and Development -Ventura College (UC & CSU transferable)