BHS "Teacher Preparation Program"

"Teacher Preparation Program"

Students at Borger High School will have the opportunity to take part in courses which combine classroom education and field-based practicum experience.  The Education & Training Career Path was added to Borger High School’s CTE program at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. 

Incoming Freshman can sign up for the program by enrolling in Principles of Education
& Training. 


Principles of Education & Training (9 -10 grade) is designed to help students use self-knowledge, educational and career information to analyze and gain and skills an understanding of the basic knowledge essential to careers available within the Education and Training career cluster. Students will develop a graduation plan that leads to a specific career choice in the student’s area of interest.

Human Growth & Development (10-11 grades) is an examination of human development across the lifespan with emphasis upon research, theoretical perspectives, and common physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development milestones and Child Guidance. This is important for teachers to understand where their students are according to growth and development milestones.

Instructional Practices (11-12) provides students with background knowledge of child and adolescent development as well as principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students learn to plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, develop materials for educational environments, and complete other responsibilities of teachers, trainers, paraprofessionals, or other educational personnel. Students will be assigned to an elementary campus and teacher-sponsor by their teacher-coordinator.  This will give students the opportunity to have field-based experience as a student teacher. Students shall be awarded two credits for successful completion of this course. 

Practicum in Education and Training (12th grade) is a field-based internship that provides background knowledge of child and adolescent development principles as well as principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students in the course work under the joint direction and supervision of both their teacher-coordinator with knowledge of early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence education and exemplary educators in direct instructional roles with elementary students. Students learn to plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, assist with record keeping, make physical arrangements, and complete other responsibilities of classroom teachers, trainers, paraprofessionals, or other educational personnel. Students shall be awarded two credits for successful completion of this course. A student may repeat this course once for credit provided that the student is experiencing different aspects of the industry and demonstrating proficiency in additional and more advanced knowledge and skills.

In addition, when students complete two or more education courses and after they turn 18; the student may apply for an Educational Aide 1 certification with TEA. The student will not have to take a certification exam, only produce proof of courses taken in the education program. Once approved by TEA, the student may apply for Instructional Assistant positions with a public school. 
 
If you have any questions about the BHS "Teacher Preparation Program."  Please contact teacher-coordinator, Sherrie Hibbs at sherrie.hibbs@borgerisd.net.