Education Professions

Course Overview

Principles of Teaching  a general introduction to the field of teaching. Students will explore educational careers, teaching preparation, and professional expectations as well as requirements for teacher certification. Current trends and issues in education will be examined. A volunteer experience of a minimum of 20 hours is required for successful completion of this course.  Child and Adolescent Development examines the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development of the child from birth through adolescence with a focus on the middle years through adolescence. Basic theories of child development, biological and environmental foundations of development, and the study of children through observation and interviewing techniques are explored. The influence of parents, peers, the school environment, culture and the media are discussed. An observation experience up to 20 hours may be required for completion of this course. Teaching and Learning provides students the opportunity to apply many of the concepts that they have learned throughout the Education Professions pathway. In addition to a focus on best practices, this course will provide an introduction to the role that technology plays in the modern classroom. Through hands-on experience with educational software, utility packages, and commonly used microcomputer hardware, students will analyze ways to integrate technology as a tool for instruction, evaluation, and management. These courses have been approved to be offered for dual credit. Students pursuing this course for dual credit are still required to meet the minimum prerequisites for the course and pass the course with a C or better in order for dual credit to be awarded.

Purdue University Dual College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
EDCI 205: Exploring Teaching as a Career 3   Equivalent to ITCC EDCU 101


Vincennes University Dual College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
EDCU 292: Foundations of Education 3   Equivalent to PU EDST 200 


Ivy Tech Community College Dual Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
EDUC 121 Child & Adolescent Development 3 GPA or Knowledge Assessment Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
EDUC 201 Technology in Education 2 EDUC 101 Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit


Industry Certification Available:

Para Professional Certification

Concentrator Star


DOE Code


Recommended Grade Level

11, 12 

Recommended Course Prerequisite

Advanced Child Development

High School Credits

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
  • 1 credit per semester
  • 2 credits maximum for each course
    • 7161 Principles of Teaching
    • 7157 Child and Adolescent Development
    • 7162 Teaching and Learning

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas