K–12 Education Pathway

11th and 12th Graders


Explore strength identification, relationship building, presentation skills, career field opportunities, technology tools, and passion for teaching. Research admissions requirements and transfer options for desired four-year institutions.

Student Experience & Projects

Students will enrich their classroom experiences by participating in activities such as K-12 math/ reading buddies, backpack program, book drive, community service events, parent-teacher conference hosts, mentoring, service learning projects, job shadows, summer camps, internships, career fairs, portfolio development, classroom observations, psychology experiments, StrengthsFinder assessment, technology projects for classrooms, personality inventories, Community Learning Center.

Your Career

  • K–12 Teacher

Field Trips

  • Launch Leadership Training, Lincoln
  • Plum Creek Literacy Festival, Seward
  • UNO Teaching Showcase, Omaha
  • Lincoln Public School District Office
  • Nebraska Educational Technology Conference, Omaha

Guest Speakers

  • Eric Weber, LPS Assoc. Supt. for HR
  • Polly Hess, LPS Educational Psychologist
  • Jenny Benson, NSEA President
  • Nancy Burkhart, NE EdRising Advisor
  • NE EdRising Student Leadership Team
  • Vicki Burkey, Milkworks Manager and LaMaze Teacher

Recommended Classes to Take at Your Home High School

Highly Recommended: Lifespan Development
Encouraged: Preschool/School Age OR Human Behavior OR Psychology

Dual Credits Available
Year 1 Classes Year 2 Classes

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

ACFS 0860 (2.0)
Student Success

EDUC 1110 (3.0)
Intro to Professional Education

EDUC 1810 (3.0)
Intro to Psych (LPS Human Behavior Credit)

EDUC 1700 (1.0)
Professional Practicum Experiences I

EDUC 2590 (3.0)
Instructional Technology (LPS Technology Credit)

PSYC 1250 (3.0)
Interpersonal Relations

EDUC 0940 (1.0)
Praxis Math Test Prep

EDUC 0960 (1.0)
Praxis Reading Test Prep

EDUC 0980 (1.0)
Praxis Writing Test Prep

EDUC 2970 (2.0)
Professional Practicum Experience II

SOCI 2150 (3.0)
Issues of Unity and Diversity

EDUC 2300 (3.0)
Intro to Special Education

PSYC 2960 (3.0)
Lifespan Human Development

Additional high school courses taken at TCA to meet graduation requirements

(Students earn 30 LPS credits per year toward the 245 LPS credits required for graduation).

YEAR 1 First Semester: 11th LPS Gov’t & Politics (5 LPS credits); 11th LPS Economics (5 LPS credits).
YEAR 2: Senior English Seminar English (10 LPS credits) Course completed over two semesters earning 5 credits each semester.

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Related AA/AAS Degrees Offered at SCC

AA/AAS Degrees: K-12 Education, Early Childhood Education, Academic Transfer
Certificates/Diplomas: Early Childhood Education