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Teaching and Learning Academy

The Teaching and Learning Academy provides students with a solid foundation—and Certification—for a rewarding career in education and human services.

The areas of Education and Human Services are often described more as a calling than a profession. For students interested in becoming part of these crucially important fields, the Teaching and Learning Academy is the ideal place to begin. With coursework covering learning, teaching and pedagogy from early development through high school, it provides the foundation for further studies and eventual employment in careers including education, social work and other related disciplines.

Plus, students graduate from the Teaching and Learning Academy with their Child Development Associate (CDA) Educational Certificate of Achievement; the only nationally recognized Certification for Early Childhood Education. This Certificate is accepted by New Jersey for working in many early childhood centers.

College credits: 15—18 plus a Child Development Associate (CDA) Educational Endorsement Certificate of Achievement
Field work: Field experiences available
Career paths: Education, social work, counseling

Teaching and learning topics include:

  • Childhood development
  • Curriculum
  • Pedagogy
  • Sociology
  • Teaching

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Sample Student Schedule

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Math Algebra I /
Geometry /
Algebra II
Algebra II /
Pre Calculus /
English English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
Social Studies World History United States History I United States History II AP Psychology
Science Biology Chemistry Physics
Physical Education Physical Education 9 Physical Education 10 Physical Education 11 Physical Education 12
World Language Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III 21st Century Elective
Elective Current Topics in Education Sociology Child Development Associates Progression* Tomorrow's Teachers
Elective Personal Finance Visual and Performing Arts Requirement
Required Classes
Suggested Courses
Academy Specific Courses

*The Child Development Associates Progression covers nine credits through Morris County Community College:

  • CCM 110: Early Childhood Development (Marking Periods 1 and 2)
  • CCM 210: Curriculum Teaching & Learning (Marking Period 3)
  • CCM 220: Effective Preschool Practices (Marking Period 4)