Grossmont Union High School District

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Those who choose careers in the Education, Child Care and Family Services Pathway are motivated to do so by their desire to teach and help others. The caring, capable and committed professionals who work in this industry educate students, help get young children off to a great start, and offer a helping hand to those in need. Because this sector grows as quickly as the population expands, the demand for qualified people will remain strong. The Education, Child Development, and Family Services sector provides students with the academic and technical preparation to pursue high-skill, high-demand careers in these related and growing industries. In child care and related fields, and the Education pathway emphasizes the preparation of students to become teachers.

Is this Industry a Good Match for You?

Is this Industry a Good Match for You?

Are you...

  • A good communicator?
  • Enthusiastic? 
  • Have an optimistic attitude?
  • Creative?
  • Patient?

Do you...

  • Enjoy teaching/working with others?
  • Like to plan and organize activities?
  • Hope to affect others as your favorite teacher affected you?
  • Want to make a difference in people’s lives?
Education & Child Development Pathways Offered at GUHSD

Education & Child Development Pathways Offered at GUHSD


The Education pathway is designed to prepare students for professional or learning support positions in education, prekindergarten through grade twelve. Students study human development; standards, regulations, and codes; positive guidance and counseling techniques; age appropriate and grade-appropriate learning strategies; learning theories; and standards-based curriculum and instructional design. Students can apply and practice their knowledge and skills at a variety of elementary and secondary education sites.
Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
  • Before/After School Program Aide
  • Primary/Secondary School Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • Educational Administrator
  • Speech Therapist 
This pathway is offered at the following GUHSD sites: Grossmont High School
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