ASPIRING DEARBORN EDUCATORS (ADE) PROGRAM
CHILD DEVELOPMENT (MBCC) Academy of Human Services
This one-semester, one-hour block course is taught in the three high schools. Students will learn to communicate and understand the growth and development patterns of children. Emphasis is placed on the importance of a strong parent-child relationship as an influence on the child's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. This course will provide young people with the knowledge and training to become effective parents whenever they assume the responsibilities of that role in life. They will be exposed to the belief that every child should be wanted and planned for by the parents and that parents need to provide children with the best possible environment in which to grow and develop. Students are encouraged to join and compete in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
CHILD GUIDANCE (MBCC) Academy of Human Services
This one-semester, one-hour block course is taught in the three high schools. Students will learn to recognize and encourage the development of young children. Emphasis will be placed on the critical role early childhood plays in human development. This course will provide young people with the training needed to play an effective role (parent, teacher, etc.) in a child’s life. Students will be required to complete very specific and challenging activities that will extend the classroom learning. This class will promote the value of careers in childcare and education. Students will produce a portfolio that will demonstrate their ability to work with children after being exposed to each of the six competency goals according to the CDA (Child Development Associate) credentialing program. The six goals are: 1) to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment, 2) to advance physical and intellectual competence, 3) to support social and emotional development, 4) to establish positive and productive relationships with families, 5) to ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs, and 6) to maintain commitment to professionalism.
ELEMENTARY TEACHER CADET (MBCC) Academy of Human Services
This one-semester, one-hour block may be taken one or two semesters. Students will attend a one-week training session at the Administration Services center and then be placed in an elementary classroom four days per week. This blended learning course provides real-world experience and is designed for students interested in community service and/or teacher preparation. Students will learn reading foundation skills. There is also an on-line learning component. Students will learn the essentials of reading pedagogy to facilitate elementary student’s reading proficiency. Students will apply reading foundation skills and pedagogy including small group instruction in the elementary classroom. Students will gain experience with employability skills: dress for success, communication, parent engagement. Students will maintain confidentiality with all aspects of the classroom experience. Students are encouraged to join and compete in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
Work Based Learning (WBL) Students leave school campus to work and apply job skills they have learned in previous business/technical classes as well as those being taken concurrently with their co-op job placement.
Seniors in the Aspiring Dearborn Educators program who pass the SAT with a minimum score of 530 math and 440 Evidence-based reading and writing may qualify for a paraprofessional teaching credential and be placed in paid or unpaid positions within Dearborn Public Schools, subject to District employment and hiring guidelines.
Work based Learning CTE (Co-Op) -- All Academies
1. Student must be classified as seniors (17 Credits) and have completed or be currently enrolled in a State-Approved CTE Program.
2. Student must be enrolled in a DPS or HFC course aligned to their Educational Development Plan (EDP) and their CTE Program of Study during the Co-Op.
3. The Co-op job (WBL) training site must offer opportunities for training and experiences leading to a future trade or career that the student is considering pursuing.
4. Released time for Co-op (WBL) is granted from school, either a.m. or p.m..
5. A student may receive one-half credit hour per semester and for up to three hours for WBL (CTE).