School of Education & Human Services

A Career of the Heart and Mind

Picture yourself with a career in early childhood. You nurture young children on a daily basis by assisting them in growing physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. What could be more rewarding than playing a vital role in the life of a child? Let the School of Education & Human Services at PCTI be the first step on your journey to a fulfilling career in education.


  • Pre-school Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Early Childhood Program Director
  • Childcare & Teacher Aide
  • Counseling Services Provider
  • Child Welfare Case Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Human Service Worker
  • Recreation Leader


Comprehensive Education in a Nuturing Environment
Instruction is provided in an educational setting by a highly qualified team of teachers. Research and resource materials – on-site and via the Internet – are available in the high school’s Media Center.

Additionally, Education & Human Services majors have access to the “Passaic County Head Start” which is housed in a comfortable and state-approved pre-school childcare setting on campus. This nurturing environment enhances instruction and compliments PCTI’s program.

“College Connection Program” Earning College Credits in High School
Want to earn college credits before graduating high school? At PCTI you have the opportunity to do just that! Nearly 2 dozen college courses . . . some specific to career majors and others open to all PCTI students . . are offered in affiliations with area colleges and universities! At present, the School of Education & Human Services maintains an agreemen with Passaic County Community College.

College Affiliations
Some of PCTI’s higher education affiliates include: William Paterson University, Seton Hall University, Drexel University, UMDNJ (University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey), Berkeley College, Passaic County Community College, NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Rochester Institute of Technology, FDU and Hudson County Community College.

School of Education & Human Services Curriculum

Child Development
Early Childhood
Human Services

9th Grade
Ed/Human Services Level I

English I
World History
World Language
Algebra I
Physical Education/Health

10th Grade
Ed/Human Services Level II

English II
Algebra II
World Language II
Physical Education/Driver Education

11th Grade
Ed/Human Services Level III

English III
U.S. History I
Physical Education/Health

12th Grade
Ed/Human Services Level IV

First Aid/CPR and Mass Communication
English IV
U.S. History II
Physical Education/Health IV

NOTE: The academic component is taught by highly qualified and dedicated professionals.
Expertise of Faculty: All faculty members are professional teachers and instructors with years of experience. Educators at PCTI are encouraged to continue their training and many have advanced degrees and certificates of specializations.



Students graduate with certifications in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and First Aid. Preparation for the national CDA (Child Development Accreditation) Certification, is also part of the course study. Students must accumulate 480 hours and pass the CPR and First Aid certification process before preparation for the CDA begins..

School-to-Careers Experience
PCTI maintains a very strong and supportive School-to-Careers program, offering 9th, 10th and 11th graders the opportunity to “job shadow,” and 11th & 12th graders the chance to put their skills to work at a paid position in the workplace. Hundreds of students participate and hundreds of business leaders support our efforts by employing our students.

Faculty Expertise
Our highly qualified instructors are knowledgeable professionals who guide students through their coursework and training, providing encouragement in a supportive classroom environment.

Opportunities for Growth
Over 80% of all PCTI students continue their education beyond high school through colleges, universities, business schools, and other institutions of higher learning. A number of graduates have become teachers, some of whom have returned to PCTI to educate the next generation of the Bulldog family.