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.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- 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.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Describe the pivotal role of teachers and the educational system in society.
- Describe the pivotal role a teacher can have on an individual student.
Learning How to Learn:
- Appreciate the various needs of a diverse learning population.
- Reflect on the skills teachers need to develop in order to have a high degree of impact on student learning.