Investigating Careers

Investigating Careers

  • Clusters: Career Development
  • Pathways: Middle School
  • Courses: Investigating Careers
  • Grade range: 7, 8
  • Release date: 12-14-2017
  • Tags: Career Opportunities, Career Pathways, Education, Investigating Careers, STEM, Career Exploration, Pathways, Career Investigation, Career Assessment, Business, Chair Pattern, Absolute Coordinates, Manufacturing Careers, Human Resources, Benefits, HR Director, Recruiter, Marketing, Marketing Strategies, Government, Public Administration, O*net, Resume, Careers, Middle School, Careeer Exploration, Job Search, Job Application, Interviewing, References, Letter of Intent, Thank You Letter, College and Career Preparation, Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities, College and Career Readiness, Career Clusters, , Community Service, Service Learning, Volunteering, Volunteer, Applied Mathematics for Technical Professionals, Career Preparation, Employment Skills, Professional, Career Portals: Middle School

Description

The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions.
This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.

Resources

Scope and Sequence

Resource ID: 19535 Grade Range: 7, 8
CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015 Investigating Careers course scope and sequence within the career Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the corresponding TEKS are included. This scope and sequence may be adapted or adopted by the local education agency.

Unit 1: Career Clusters

Resource ID: 11264 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will identify and explore career opportunities within the Human Resources pathway such as Corporate Trainer, Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, and HR Generalist.
Resource ID: 11265 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students explore careers related to marketing education. Students will research marketing strategies and the impact of media and advertising on purchasing decisions.
Resource ID: 12084 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.
Resource ID: 14242 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.
Resource ID: 14590 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore career opportunities within the STEM Career Cluster.  
Resource ID: 19942 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will identify the various career opportunities and pathways within one or more career clusters. Students will also research and explore careers of personal interest, including academic, certification, and technical skill requirements.

Unit 2: Career Pathways

Resource ID: 11264 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will identify and explore career opportunities within the Human Resources pathway such as Corporate Trainer, Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, and HR Generalist.
Resource ID: 11265 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students explore careers related to marketing education. Students will research marketing strategies and the impact of media and advertising on purchasing decisions.
Resource ID: 11266 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore a variety of careers within the Business Management Cluster and determine their interest level for each career opportunity.
Resource ID: 11277 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.
Resource ID: 12084 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.
Resource ID: 14242 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.
Resource ID: 14590 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore career opportunities within the STEM Career Cluster.  
Resource ID: 19942 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will identify the various career opportunities and pathways within one or more career clusters. Students will also research and explore careers of personal interest, including academic, certification, and technical skill requirements.
Resource ID: 20176 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in middle school.

Unit 3: Labor Market Information

Resource ID: 11266 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore a variety of careers within the Business Management Cluster and determine their interest level for each career opportunity.
Resource ID: 11277 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.
Resource ID: 12084 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.
Resource ID: 20044 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will investigate the professional skills needed for college and career success.
Resource ID: 20174 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of  participation in curricular and extracurricular  activities in college and career preparation.
Resource ID: 20176 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in middle school.

Unit 4: Career Development

Resource ID: 11266 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore a variety of careers within the Business Management Cluster and determine their interest level for each career opportunity.
Resource ID: 11277 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.
Resource ID: 12084 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.
Resource ID: 20037 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will recognize the value of service learning by identifying, planning, and implementing service learning activities with other students and community partners to address local and global issues. Students will also use technology to research service learning projects and models and reflect on a service learning experience.
Resource ID: 20041 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will identify professional associations affiliated with a career pathway.
Resource ID: 20044 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will investigate the professional skills needed for college and career success.
Resource ID: 20174 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of  participation in curricular and extracurricular  activities in college and career preparation.
Resource ID: 20176 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in middle school.

Unit 5: Job Seeking Skills

Resource ID: 20038 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will analyze data to make decisions about banking and finance.
Resource ID: 20039 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will practice job interview skills, discuss and recognize the do’s and don’ts, and participate in a mock interview.
Resource ID: 20045 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will describe appropriate appearance for an interview.
Resource ID: 20059 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will develop effective leadership skills through participation in activities such as career and technical student organizations.
Resource ID: 20173 Grade Range: 7, 8 Institutional Organization: Stephen F. Austin State University
In this lesson, students will develop a resume, write business correspondence, complete a sample job application, and explain the protocol for selecting and using appropriate references for job applications.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.