EDU 101 - Introduction to Teaching

Course Description

This course will serve as an introduction to teaching as a career. It will provide an overview of students' behaviors and effective teachers' responsibilities in preparation for further study in the field of education. This course includes 30 hours of classroom observation in a K-12 classroom. Instructor permission is needed for non-high school graduates. Group 2 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Placement into ENG 111

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the critical elements of an effective learning environment.
  • Evaluate a range of teaching strategies based on observation and research.
  • Recognize the impact of effective classroom management on student learning.
  • Identify a variety of learning needs based on classroom observations.
  • Articulate the connection between effective teaching and substantial learning in the classroom.
  • Identify teaching strategies needed to reach all learners in a classroom.
  • Integrate core curriculum outcomes into lesson plans.
Human Dimension:
  • Describe the pivotal role of teachers and the educational system in society.
  • Describe the pivotal role a teacher can have on an individual student.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Appreciate the various needs of a diverse learning population.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Reflect on the skills teachers need to develop in order to have a high degree of impact on student learning.