Create a Brighter Future

The Education, Child Development, and Family Services sector provides students with the academic and technical preparation to pursue high-skill, high-demand careers in these related and growing industries. The sector encompasses four distinct, yet interrelated, career pathways: Child Development, Consumer Services, Education, and Family and Human Services. The Child Development pathway provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue careers in child care and related fields, and the Education pathway emphasizes the preparation of students to become teachers. The Consumer Services pathway gives students the employment and management skills needed in careers that involve helping consumers. The Family and Human Services pathway provides students with skills needed for careers related to family and social services. The standards are designed to integrate academic and career technical concepts. The anchor standards include Consumer and Family Studies comprehensive technical knowledge and skills that prepare students for learning in the pathways. The knowledge and skills are acquired within a sequential, standards-based pathway program that integrates hands-on projects, work-based instruction, and leadership development—for example, through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).Standards in the Education, Child Development, and Family Services sector are designed to prepare students for technical training, postsecondary education, and entry to a career.

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in education with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential careers these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Teacher

  • Child Care Specialist

  • Special Education Teacher

  • Education Administrator

  • Adult Education


If you are interested in any of the following pathways and want to know what high schools offer them click here:

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning
college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

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If you are interested in a CTE course that is not available at your high school

you can submit a transfer request. click here.


Click on each high school to be taken to their Child Development webpage