Whether you’re interested in eventually becoming a teacher, a pediatrician or a social worker, the Child Development and Education Pathway at W.C. Overfelt High School helps you develop and practice the particular skills needed for a career working with children and young adults. During this 4 year high school trade program, you’ll get both theoretical and hands-on experiences in early childhood education.
We’ll also help you discover your own learning style and career interests and expose you to the many fields of opportunity, from education and day care to medical and mental health. The Child Development & Education pathway is articulated with San Jose City College and
Mission College’s Child Development Programs.
Yes, you can get up to 9 units of college credit during the 3 year program, with the possibility if taking more classes for credit during summer sessions. We also partner with Destination College Advisory Corps to provide support and mentoring through the college application process.
Topics of study include:
You’ll student teach at the Child Development Center on W.C. Overfelt’s campus. The CDC is part of San Jose’s Smart Start Program, an early childhood education initiative. You’ll use theories of childhood development and help prepare preschool children for kindergarten, both academically and socially.
Gain lifelong skills, experiences and specialized knowledge.
Every pathway lets you explore what’s really out there in a field of your choice before you even graduate from high school. Apply now and get a head start on college and your career.