2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

EDUCATION

EDUC 1     
INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture

EDUC 1 is an orientation course for prospective teachers. It surveys teaching needs, methods and procedures, control and organization, financing, requirements for teaching, teacher placement, curriculum, guidance, and school materials. Classroom discussion and problems are combined with a minimum of 30 hours of fieldwork and observation in local schools. This course may be taken for either Education 1 (EDUC 1) or Educational Assistant 31 (EA 31) credit but not for both. (AA, CSU)

EDUC 5     
CRITICAL THINKING IN THE CLASSROOM (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture CSU General Education Requirement: A3 Prerequisite:  ENG 51A or equivalent and EDUC 1 or equivalent

EDUC 5 is a critical thinking class intended for students who are considering teaching at K-8 level and entering a Liberal Studies blended program.  Principles and methods of critical thinking such as identifying arguments, developing reasoning skills, and identifying common fallacies are blended with applications of these concepts into a K-8 classroom environment. (AA, CSU)

EDUC 57   
BEST PRACTICES SUMMER TEACHING INSTITUTE (1)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture

EDUC 57 is an intensive 3-day summer institute designed for current classroom teachers and prospective teachers. It features relevant educations topics and best practices in the classroom such as classroom management, integration of technology into the curriculum, and issues in literacy. The institute features top educators from around the state and includes a "cross-conversations" component to enable current classroom teachers and future educators to share their experiences and methodologies.

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