Education

Preparing Our Future!

The Early Childhood Education ( ECE ) programs at Howell and Brighton High schools provide classroom teaching exploration through actual experience working in an on-campus, pre-school lab. The curriculum covers child growth and development, health and nutritional needs, positive guidance skills, supervision, safety, entry-level aide skills, and how to plan, prepare and implement daily activities and lesson plans.

Teacher Preparation at Howell High School is a pre-professional program for students who wish to become elementary, middle school, or high school teachers. The program emphasizes the teaching and learning process, the psychology of learning, the development of teaching strategies, and the evaluation of teaching effectiveness. Students invest considerable classroom time on group projects and then practice what they have learned in schools as teacher aides, tutors, and presenters.

Students interested in becoming elementary school teachers (as well as those interested in running a pre-school or working in family services, human services, special needs education or child psychology), find this program gives them a leg up in both college and the workplace.

Employment opportunities in the child and family service areas are expected to grow faster than the national average of many other industries.

Early Childhood Education and Teacher Preparation programs are available at Howell and Brighton High Schools. Teacher Preparation is at Howell but enrollment is limited.

Available Courses

School Program Instructor Contact High School Credit Post Secondary Credit
Early Childhood EducationCathy Hengesbaugh517-540-8345
hengesbc@howellschools.com

4th Math, Visual Performing Applied Arts, 2nd Global Language, 3rd Science Central Michigan University, Davenport University
Early Childhood EducationLindsey Jonesku810-299-4181
joneskul@brightonk12.com

4th Math, VPAA, , 2nd World Language, 3rd Science, ElectiveCentral Michigan University, Davenport University
Teacher CadetCathy Hengesbaugh517-540-8345
hengesbc@howellschools.com

4th Math, Visual Performing Applied Arts, 2nd Global Language, 3rd ScienceCentral Michigan University, Davenport University
Teacher CadetLindsey Jonesku810-299-4181
joneskul@brightonk12.com

4th Math, Visual Performing Applied Arts, 2nd Global Language, 3rd ScienceCentral Michigan University, Davenport University