Merced County Office of Education

Foundations in Education-Hilmar High School

  Foundations in Education



Teacher:  Debbie Barcelos
  (209) 667-5903

Class Description
College Credit is available for Preschool – 2nd grade fieldwork or the first class in the California teaching education sequence.

This course is designed to introduce students to the theory behind learning and teaching. Emphasis is placed upon teaching; however support positions are also introduced. Classroom instruction will focus upon students observing, learning, and applying a variety of teaching practices. Students will also study the history of education and curriculum design. Students will be assigned to a classroom at a local school based on their individual interest area with a choice of preschool, elementary, or middle school. Leadership training is provided through Club-Ed or FHA-HERO. This is an outstanding course for any student with the desire to become a teacher.​

Teacher Information

Mrs. Barcelos has been teaching at Hilmar High School since 1998. She graduated from Hilmar High School and was a former ROP student. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from CSU Stanislaus. Mrs. Barcelos is currently the advisor for the Hilmar Future Business Leaders of America Chapter.
Mission Statement

My mission as an educator is to give all that I have to empower students to become productive, generous, conscientious, and well rounded young individuals.

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Foundations in Education Brochure
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