Teaching & Educational Careers Academy (TECA)
Learn Invaluable Teaching, Speaking, and Leadership Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the ever-evolving and always engaging field of teaching and education.
Become a Leader
The Teaching and Educational Careers Academy (TECA) is a three-year elective program designed to give students with an interest in the ﬁelds of education and social services an inside glimpse. Students will gain experience with elementary, junior high, high school, and special needs students through their pathway experiences. This academy prepares students for college, establishes and maintains bilingual abilities and strengthens student’s leadership abilities. Students will have the opportunity to gain certification and get a job as a paraprofessional directly out of high school. Graduates will possess the personal and critical thinking skills needed for both college and career success. Working with teachers and mentors, they will learn the skills to make their passions a reality.
Academies help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path that they’re passionate about.
Prepare in the Classroom
Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new education career. Classes include:
- 10th: Developmental Psychology
- 11th: Careers in Education / Educational Psychology
- 12th: Teaching and Learning 3,4
Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of education. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences include:
- College Tours
- Internships at Local Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
- Leadership Building Activities
- Community Connections
Valuable Training for Exciting Careers
Kickstart your career path in education and human services with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight to get a head start in your career. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:
- Teacher Assistant
- Special Education Assistant
- After School Aide
- Child Development Aide
Industry Average: $60,000 - $85,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 10% or Higher
Make A Difference in Education
Whether you are interested in the field of education, child development or family services, a career in education and social services can be your calling. Students will have an opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and training while in high school. This academy can provide you with the opportunity to learn, build and hone the knowledge and skills needed to start your career and make a difference in someone’s life.
Earn College Credits
Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.