Education & Human Development

General Information

The Education & Human Development Career Learning Community (CLC) prepares students to pursue careers in education and human services, but it also provides many transferable skills around human behaviors and interactions that are valuable in all career fields.

Who should consider this CLC?

Students who enjoy learning about people—how we are alike, what makes us different—and have an interest in promoting healthy development in individuals and in our communities.

What are some career fields that align with this CLC?

  • Childcare
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Human resources
  • Mental health
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social services

Industry Credentials Aligned to CLC

  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators
  • Family & Community Services First Aid & CPR


Albemarle High School

Course Overview

GATEWAY10th Grade

Complete the Gateway course:

Introduction to Family and Human Services


PATHWAY SEQUENCE11th – 12th Grade

Choose a pathway and complete the sequence of courses for that pathway:

PVCC EDU 200 Teaching as a Profession 1 + Teaching as a Profession 2

Psychology + Sociology


CAPSTONE12th Grade

Complete the Capstone course:

Psychology Applications & Research


PATHWAY PLUS10th – 12th Grade

Complete at least one Pathway Plus course:

Psychology or PVCC PSY 200/230 Principles of Psychology/Developmental Psychology or AP Psychology
Peer Tutoring 1, 2
Probability & Statistics or PVCC MTH 154/155 Quantitative Reasoning/Statistics or AP Statistics
Biology 2: Anatomy & Physiology

Education & Human Development Course Descriptions

For more information about course registration, career development, or our Career Learning Communities, please contact your school counselor.