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One or two years, 3 hours per day 

Recommended Prerequisite: Child Development or Adv. Child Development

Course Information:

Students will explore educational careers, teaching preparation and theories of child and adolescent development. This course is an introduction to teaching at all grade levels.They will have the opportunity to participate in authentic field experiences in classroom settings and acquire hands-on, real-life experiences. Students will develop engaging activities by integrating best practices, technology, and instructional strategies to classroom activities and lesson plans.


Dual Credit Offered**:  (Learn more about Dual Credit, including Enrollment information.)

Ivy Tech (1st year, up to 9 credits*)

EDUC 101 Introduction to Teaching (3cr) • EDUC 121 Child and Adolescent Development (3cr)  • EDUC 201 Educational Technology (3cr)

*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements

**Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.

Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)

ParaPro  CPR (recognized but not a graduation qualifier)


*see Graduation Pathways Eligible Industry Certifications

Job Opportunities:

Teaching Assistants In-home Childcare  Preschool Teacher  Elementary Teacher 

• Middle School Teacher • High School Teacher • Special Education Teacher

Get Involved:

Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - FCCLA!

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 

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ECED Hall of Fame

Amber Jackson

Hilltop Developmental Preschool Teacher (Autism Specialist)


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Hall of FAme!

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I teach the Education Careers course and place students in settings to work with young children and foster their interest in the field of education. I earned a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science Education from Indiana State University and a Masters degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. When working with students I love to see students take away real knowledge and understanding that they can apply in life and in a career. When I am not at school I enjoy growing flowers, boating, and spending time with my family and friends.


Sheri DeWitt

317.259.5269   x44060

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