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1 Health and Medical Sciences Program Update Virginia Department of Education April 10, 2014 0

2 Health and Medical Sciences prepare students for careers in disciplines related to medicine, nursing, dentistry and other health occupations programs through therapeutic, diagnostic, rehabilitative, managerial and supportive services. The preparation for these occupations fall into five (5) pathways in the Health and Medical Science career cluster. Health and Medical Sciences in Virginia 1

3 Health & Medical Science Courses: Introduce secondary students to nursing, medical, dental, and other health occupations. Prepare students with entry level skills for employment in nursing homes, clinics, medical and dental offices, hospitals, homes, and certain public health settings. Facilitate entry into advanced health careers that require post secondary education leading to state licensure, certification, registration, or national credentialing. Enable students to become more knowledgeable consumers of health services. Through participation in the HOSA-Future Health Professionals student organization, students have opportunities to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Health and Medical Sciences in Virginia 2

4 Governor’s Health Science Academies 3 Governor's Health Sciences Academies are programs designed to expand options for students’ health science literacy and other critical knowledge, skills, and credentials that will prepare them for high-demand, high-wage, and high-skills careers in Virginia. Each academy is a partnership among school divisions, postsecondary institutions and business and industry

5 Project Lead The Way 4 Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through world-class K-12 curriculum, high- quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.

6 Career and Technical Student Organization 5 VAHOSA Ann Craddock, HOSA Specialist 209 St. Ives Road Charlottesville, VA 22911 Email:

7 Let’s take a look at national trends and the use of career clusters and pathways in the future of Career and Technical Education, including Health and Medical Science. National Trends 6

8 Biomedical Sciences

9 New Skills in Health Professions

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11 Vocational vs. CTE Education NOW 10 Vocational Education Career Technical Education For a Few StudentsFor All Students For a Few “Jobs”For All “Careers” 6 to 7 “Program Areas” 16 Career Clusters – 79 Career Pathways In lieu of AcademicsAligns/Supports Academics Limited articulationPortable, transferrable credit Secondary vs. Post Secondary Secondary w/ Post Secondary

12 The Changing U.S. Workforce Professional 20% Professional 20% Source: Pathways to Prosperity, Harvard, February 2011 11

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14 Engagement Achievement Transition Student Challenges 13


16 What are Career Clusters? Career Clusters are groupings of occupations and industries that are used for: Organizing curriculum design, and Career counseling and guidance. 15

17 Organize academic and technical knowledge and skills into a coherent sequence, and Identify pathways from secondary to postsecondary education What Do Career Clusters Do? 16

18 Knowledge & Skills (K & S) The foundational principle of career clusters/ pathways is that a set of knowledge and skills are shared with other occupations in a pathway and other pathways in a cluster:  Cluster Level – academic and technical skills and knowledge for all pathways within a cluster  Pathway Level – academic and technical skills and knowledge within each pathway  Career Specialties - full range of career opportunities within each pathway The cluster level knowledge and skills are correlated with Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth. 17

19 Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Architecture & Construction Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Business Management & Administration Education & Training Finance Government & Public Administration Health Science Career Clusters 18

20 Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Information Technology Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Manufacturing Marketing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Clusters 19

21 The Health Science Career Cluster prepares you to help keep people healthy and treat those who are not. Work directly with people conducting research on diseases and other important health information. This field allows you to work in diverse environments such as hospitals, medical and dental offices or cruise ships. 20

22 Pathways: Therapeutic Services Diagnostic Services Health Informatics Support Services Biotechnology Research & Development 21

23 Career Cluster Programs/Plans of Study The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 requires career cluster/pathway programs of study to expand connections between secondary and postsecondary education through the development and implementation of “programs of study.” 22

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26 25 Career Cluster Programs/Plans of Study (Continued) According to the Act, programs of study must: Incorporate secondary education and post- secondary education elements; Include academic and career and technical content in a coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses; Lead to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the postsecondary level, or an associate or bachelor’s degree; and Include the opportunity for secondary education students to participate in dual or concurrent enrollment programs or other ways to acquire postsecondary education credits.

27 Career Clusters: VDOE CTE All CTE courses are aligned with one or more career clusters and career pathways within those clusters based on the skills sets taught in the class. VERSO is now organized by Career Clusters and Pathways. Career cluster and pathway alignments are listed in the Administrative Planning Guide, the Career Planning Guide, and Career and Technical Education Reporting System (CTERS) User’s Manual. 26

28 Career Planning Research shows that students who put a career plan in place during their high school years are 47 percent more likely to complete postsecondary education. REMEMBER: We are helping students plan FOR LIFE, not just for high school graduation! 27

29 Questions and Answers Michele Wright Specialist for Health and Medical Science and Related Clusters Anne Rowe Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction Office of Career and Technical Education Virginia Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education P. O. Box 2120 Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120 General Questions Regarding Career and Technical Education should be sent to:; 804-225-2051 CTE Web site: CTE Resource Center Web site: http://CTEresource.org Note: The National Association of State Directors for Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) provided slides and input to this presentation 28

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