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Builds a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Focus on the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives. Develop skills in observing and documenting child growth and development, identify theory in practice, and critical reflection of assumptions. Formerly known as: EDUC& 114
Investigates learning theories and their relationship to the curriculum design process, course development, implementation, and evaluation. Focus is placed on gaining a working understanding of the State Learning Goals and Essential Academic Learning Requirements. (Formerly known as EDUC 114)
Examines the philosophical principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
Develops skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically: preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic/social skill development, and community outreach.
Surveys the legal, health, and safety issues as they pertain to the rights and responsibilities of teachers and students within the school setting, including safety in the workplace. Other topics include child abuse and neglect laws, reporting procedures, the Code of Ethics, ADA, contracts, tenure, dismissal procedures, and academic freedom.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101& with a grade of C or better Formerly known as: EDUC 115
Integrates the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explores cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
Trains tutors in the basic techniques involved in helping others learn how to learn. These techniques include effective communication, human relations training, teaching strategies and study skills. Practice in utilizing tutoring skills will be incorporated. Actual tutoring experience will be evaluated during the quarter. (Formerly known as COLL 191 and INDV 191).
Provides an overview of programs for young children with special needs, including current issues and trends, the identification and assessment process, the IEP/IFSP process, and a look at some intervention and instructional strategies for working with young children with special needs. (Formerly known as ECED 210)
Introduces the field of education. Integrates readings, lectures, discussions, written assignments, student presentations, guest speakers, and participation in actual elementary classrooms to provide students with a broad survey of the K-12 educational system. Addresses the multicultural and diverse experiences of students in the educational setting.
Provides an overview of the role of the teacher as facilitator. Includes instruction in knowledge and application of various classroom teaching techniques, lesson planning, and questioning skills. Provides a framework for understanding and applying fundamental elements and essential principles of instruction.
Provides pre-service teachers the necessary skills to observe and manage all aspects of the classroom. Topics include discipline, student evaluations, record keeping, grouping strategies, classroom environments, safety in the classroom, and application of ?best practices? curriculum.