Health, Human, and Public Services: Education and Training Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Careers in planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.

Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  Teen Leadership 1 and Introduction to Sociology
  • Level 2:  Teen Leadership 2 and Human Development & Nutrition
  • Level 3:  Teen Leadership-School Climate and Introduction to Psychology
  • Level 4:  AP Psychology and/or African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies

NOTE:  The Connecticut State Department of Education requires those pursuing certification in secondary education complete a postsecondary program which includes professional education courses as well as courses in a subject area major.  Students interested in becoming a teacher should enroll in as many advanced courses in their desired teaching area while in high school in order to better prepare for postsecondary studies.  Students who wish to become elementary school teachers should also enroll in advanced core courses in science, language arts, mathematics and social studies.

See Program of Studies and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and Virtual Courses recommended for this pathway.


AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit Opportunities:

AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • Math Club
  • Science Club
  • Peer Counselors
  • Daily Knight
  • French Club
  • National Honor Society
  • The Magazine
  • Knightly News
  • Yearbook
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • High School Bowl
  • Interact

Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Bachelors degree:  Interpreters and Translators, Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Career/Technical Education Teachers

 HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Associates degree: Preschool Teachers

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after some college, no degree:  Preschool Assistant Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Para-educators 

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • Westbrook Public Schools
  • Old Saybrook Public Schools
  • Oxford Academy
  • Westbrook Public Library
Industry Certifications Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees

Early Childhood Education:  30 credits

Para-educator:  12 hours

Teacher Assistant:  30 credits

Early Childhood Special Education:  27 credits

Infant and Toddler Development:  29 credits

Home Child Care:  15 credits

Library Technical Assistant:  27 credits





Early Childhood Transfer Ticket

Elementary Education Transfer Ticket

Secondary Education Transfer Ticket

Art Education Transfer Ticket

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Special Education






Early Childhood Students & Infant/Toddler

Elementary Education

Secondary Teaching (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, general science, English, French, German, Manderin Chinese, Spanish, history/social studies, mathematics, physics, music, technology & engineering, career/technical)

Special Education

Art Education

Dance Education

Music Education

Physical Education

Information and Library Science