2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

EDUCATION ASSISTANT

EA 15X      
OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE (PARALLEL) (1-4) 

This program is designed to extend occupational work opportunities through work, paid or voluntary, in the occupation of the student's major.  Students may earn up to 4 units per semester or a maximum of 16 units of total credit. The student must enroll in classes (at least 7 units, including work-experience) and work part-time (up to 20 hours per week).

EA 15XY   
OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE (ALTERNATE) (1-8) 

This plan allows the student to attend college full-time one semester and work full-time the next semester.  A student may take 8 units of work experience but may only be enrolled in one other course.  A student must complete 12 units of credit the semester before enrolling in the alternate plan.  This plan is only available for occupational work experience.

EA 31        
INTRODUCTION
TO TEACHING
(3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture

EA 31 is an orientation course for prospective teachers. It surveys teaching needs, methods and procedures, control, 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 (EDUC1) or Education Assistance 31 (EA 31) credit but not for both. (AA, CSU)

EA 55        
GENERAL TUTORING (1)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture

General tutoring is an intensive introduction to tutoring course, designed to provide students with information, techniques, and experiences that will make them more effective tutors.

EA 56        
TUTORING THE ELEMENTARY STUDENT(1)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture

Education Assistant 56 is designed for tutors who will be working or volunteering with students in K-6 age group.  In addition to learning the fundamentals of tutoring, students will be trained in effective literacy development and exposed to current curricular techniques used to engage the elementary student.

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