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Ever considered a career working with children? Sharpen your professional, leadership and presentation skills while having fun with a classroom of elementary school students weekly in the Teacher Academy. In all three years, students spend one block period a week volunteering at Sunset, Ulloa, Stevenson or Feinstein Elementary as a teacher's assistant --- leading activities, playing at recess and working one-on-one with students. During the summers, students can work paid internships in SFUSD middle schools and community organizations while attending class at CCSF and earning UC/CSU transferable college units. Through their cohorted classes and work experience, students gain first hand knowledge of what it takes to be a professional and to work with children.
Before graduation, all students have the opportunity to receive Pediatric CPR & First Aid Training and take the CBEST Credentialing Exam and/or SFUSD Instructional Aide Exam. These certifications qualify students to become part/full-time paraeducators upon high school graduation or apply to teacher credentialing programs after getting a 4-year college degree.
Over the course of 3 years working in elementary school classrooms, students gain 150+ hours of professional experience and community service work during the regular school day that can go on college applications and job resumes.
In addition to teaching, the Teacher Academy also offers great insight into many other professions working with children, including counselors, pediatric nurses, pediatricians, social workers, psychologists, therapists and more.
COURSE SCOPE & SEQUENCE
In class, sophomores in Introduction to Education participate in career exploration, college campus tours, and technology training to help build important career and study skills. Students have the opportunity to participate in a Paid Summer Internship + CCSF Class CDEV78 (CSU Transferable)+ earn Health Credit.
Juniors take Child Development Honors, which is also eligible for CCSF/CSU transferable credit. Students have the opportunity to participate in a Paid Summer Internship + CCSF Class CDEV78 (CSU Transferable)+ earn Health Credit.
Seniors take Child, Family and Community to learn about the variety of careers and aspects of society that impact children and youth.
TEACHER ACADEMY EXPERIENCES: