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Education and Training

emptyThe Education and Training Career Cluster® focuses on planning, managing, and providing education and training services and related learning support services. All parts of courses are designed to introduce learners to the various careers available within the Education and Training career cluster.

Programs of study

Teaching and Training

Teaching and Training Program of Study

The Teaching and Training program of study prepares students for careers related to teaching, instruction, and creation of instructional and enrichment materials. The program of study introduces CTE concentrators to a wide variety of student groups and their corresponding needs. It familiarizes them with the processes for developing curriculum, coordinating educational content, and coaching groups and individuals.

Course pathway

Note: This pathway is available at all GISD high school campuses.

LevelCampus pathway

Principles of Education and Training and/or

Principles of Human Services

28E220, 8E225 DC
Human Growth and Development
38E330, 8E335 DC, 
LCHS: 8E630 CCM, 8E635 DC CCM
Instructional Practices (FTI I)
48E460, 8E465 DC,
LCHS: 8E660 CCM, 8E665 DC CCM
Practicum in Education and Training (FTI II)

Potential careers

OccupationsMedian wageAnnual openings% Growth
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors$48,06986217%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education$54,5106,40715%
Career and Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School$56,3607199%
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School$56,72098018%

Postsecondary options

Below is a list of potential career certifications for a student interested in this pathway.

Education levelOptions
HS/Industry Certification
  • Educational Aide I
  • OSHA 30 hr. General Industry**
  • Texas Educator Certification Program
  • Educational Instructional Technology
  • Counselor, Professional
  • Athletic Trainer
Associate's Degree
  • Teacher Education
  • Education, General (or specific subject area)
  • Special Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Bachelor's Degree
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Education, General (or specific subject area)
  • Special Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Master's/Doctoral Degree
  • Instruction and Learning
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Special Education
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

*Additional certification information is available from the TEA CTE website.

**Offered at some GISD campuses

For more information on post-secondary options, visit the TXCTE website.

Expanded learning opportunities

One of the best ways to acquire experience in your chosen career is by engaging in exploration activities, career preparation activities, or by joining a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO).

Exploration activities
  • Future Teachers of America (FTA)
  • Texas Association of Future Educators
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Career preparation activities
  • Teach a community education class
  • Intern as a teaching assistant or tutor
  • Serve as a camp counselor
A student practicing teaching young students

Graduation planning

Endorsement: Public Services

See course descriptions and additional information on the high school course descriptions page.