1. Child Development

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Child Development is a technical laboratory course that addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children, equipping students with child development skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development...
  2. Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness is a laboratory course that allows students to use principles of lifetime wellness and nutrition to help them make informed choices that promote wellness as well as pursue careers related to hospitality and tourism, education and training, human services, and...
  3. Practicum in Human Services

    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    Practicum in Human Services provides background knowledge and occupation-specific training that focuses on the development of consumer services, early childhood development and services, counseling and mental health services, and family and community-services careers. Content for Practicum in...
  4. Cosmetology II

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In Cosmetology II, students will demonstrate proficiency in academic, technical, and practical knowledge and skills. The content is designed to provide the occupational skills required for licensure. Instruction includes advanced training in professional standards/employability skills; Texas...
  5. Dollars and Sense

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Dollars and Sense focuses on consumer practices and responsibilities, money-management processes, decision-making skills, impact of technology, and preparation for human services careers.
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  6. Principles of Human Services

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Principles of Human Services is a laboratory course that will enable students to investigate careers in the Human Services Career Cluster, including counseling and mental health, early childhood development, family and community, personal care, and consumer services. Each student is expected to...
  7. Child Guidance

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Child Guidance is a technical laboratory course that addresses the knowledge and skills related to child growth and guidance equipping students to develop positive relationships with children and effective caregiver skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy...
  8. Counseling and Mental Health

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In Counseling and Mental Health, students model the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a counseling and mental health career through simulated environments. Students are expected to apply knowledge of ethical and legal responsibilities, limitations on their actions and responsibilities,...
  9. Family and Community Services

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Family and Community Services is a laboratory-based course designed to involve students in realistic and meaningful community-based activities through direct service or service-learning experiences. Students are provided opportunities to interact with and provide services to individuals,...
  10. Interpersonal Studies

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Interpersonal Studies examines how the relationships between individuals and among family members significantly affect the quality of life. Students use knowledge and skills in family studies and human development to enhance personal development, foster quality relationships, promote wellness of...
  11. Introduction to Cosmetology

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In Introduction to Cosmetology, students explore careers in the cosmetology industry. To prepare for success, students must have academic and technical knowledge and skills relative to the industry. Students may begin to earn hours toward state licensing requirements.
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  12. Lesson Plan: Caregiving 101 - Early Childhood Development

    • Resource ID: 19706
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will investigate the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs of children ages one through five, review safety standards for child care facilities, and devise three days’ worth of activities that include different developmental strategies.
  13. Lesson Plan: Child Play - Come Play with Me!

    • Resource ID: 19993
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will analyze the effects of play in the development of children.
  14. Lesson Plan: Personal Money Management

    • Resource ID: 19994
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will develop and apply management of financial resources in planning for a family budget. Students will estimate the annual budget of raising one child.
  15. Lesson Plan: Needs, Wants, Values, and Goals - Making the Right Decisions

    • Resource ID: 20008
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will identify the differences between their needs, wants, values, and goals. Students will also determine individual short- and long-term goals for personal and professional life as well as develop a personal plan to assist them in achieving their goals.
  16. Lesson Plan: Why Can’t We Be Friends? - Developing Relationships

    • Resource ID: 19885
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore ways to promote positive friendships, reflect on current relationships, and learn new ways to appreciate diversity.
  17. Lesson Plan: What Happens Before Birth? Prenatal Development

    • Resource ID: 19898
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will describe prenatal health care and the importance on the mother and unborn child.  Student will explore nutritional needs and identify the stages of pregnancy.
  18. Lesson plan: Just Chill, Don’t Stress Out!

    • Resource ID: 20058
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will identify societal perspectives related to mental health and explain the physiological effects of stress on aging.
  19. Lesson Plan: End of Course Project Options - Dollars and Sense

    • Resource ID: 20152
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will review all TEKS for Dollars and Sense, then research and develop a project proposal and presentation. Student projects and presentations will be based on selected course TEKS.
  20. Lesson Plan: The Balancing Act - Parenting Responsibilities for Infants

    • Resource ID: 19929
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will investigate how to optimize the development and safety of infants, including those with special needs.  Students will create a budget and determine the financial responsibilities parents have when providing for the basic needs of infants.