Education Courses

NumberNameUnitsDescription
EDU 101Inquiry in Elementary Education0.25A seminar course providing a framework for integrating pedagogical development issues specific to the elementary classroom, with a particular focus on an introduction to children?s literacy. Standards are delineated for teacher licensing and students develop critical reflection about dispositions related to teaching and p-12 grade students.
EDU 102Inquiry in Secondary Education0.25A seminar course providing a framework for integrating pedagogical development issues specific to adolescent identity, adolescent literacy for the secondary education. The relationship between a liberal arts education and the teaching profession is explored. Standards are delineated for teacher licensing and students develop critical reflection about dispositions related to teaching and p-12 grade students.
EDU 201Inquiry in Education II0.25Seminar courses providing a framework for integrating pedagogical development issues specific to diversity and the culture of poverty along with developing an educational portfolio related to teaching standards.
EDU 216Focus on the Arts1An inquiry into the relationships between the arts and other non-arts fields of knowledge and practice. Open to all students with no prerequisite. Required for EDU students who have not taken GW 117/118. Does not count towards major or minors in Art, Art History, or Music. Does not count towards the major in Theatre, but is required for Theatre students in the teacher certification program.
EDU 221Foundations of Education1A survey of the historical, philosophical, and societal influences on the profession of teaching and assessment of the effectiveness of school reform in relation to the curriculum, student diversity, school governance, and funding. Open only to freshmen and sophomores considering teaching as a profession. Includes field experience.
EDU 230Instruction for Diverse Learners1Literature review, case-study development, and experience in inclusive classroom settings, all focusing on effective teaching strategies or interventions for students who have exceptional needs in school. Models for English Language Learners, multicultural curriculum, and studies of cultures are explored. Field experience required.
EDU 240Children's Literature1A survey of literature that is appropriate for use in elementary and secondary school classrooms. Areas of emphasis include genre study, integration of trade books into the content areas, attention to diversity and multicultural literature, and ways to use and share literature. Recommended for those in elementary education or English majors pursuing secondary education certification.
EDU 302Social Studies Teaching & Inquiry0.5Address the theory and practice of teaching the indicated subjects at the middle childhood level. Problem-solving, hands-on, holistic, and multi-intelligence instructional approaches are emphasized. Content specific and interdisciplinary lesson plans and student assessments are developed in accordance with student and teacher standards. Mentoring relationships are established in community classrooms, in the Education program, and in the liberal arts major. Field experience required. Prerequisite: 221. .50 unit.
EDU 303Science & Health Teaching & Inquiry0.5Address the theory and practice of teaching the indicated subjects at the middle childhood level. Problem-solving, hands-on, holistic, and multi-intelligence instructional approaches are emphasized. Content specific and interdisciplinary lesson plans and student assessments are developed in accordance with student and teacher standards. Mentoring relationships are established in community classrooms, in the Education program, and in the liberal arts major. Field experience required. Prerequisite: 221. .50 unit.
EDU 304Mathematics Teaching & Inquiry0.5Address the theory and practice of teaching the indicated subjects at the middle childhood level. Problem-solving, hands-on, holistic, and multi-intelligence instructional approaches are emphasized. Content specific and interdisciplinary lesson plans and student assessments are developed in accordance with student and teacher standards. Mentoring relationships are established in community classrooms, in the Education program, and in the liberal arts major. Field experience required. Prerequisite: 221. .50 unit.
EDU 305Language Arts Teaching & Inquiry1Address the theory and practice of teaching the indicated subjects at the middle childhood level. Problem-solving, hands-on, holistic, and multi-intelligence instructional approaches are emphasized. Content specific and interdisciplinary lesson plans and student assessments are developed in accordance with student and teacher standards. Mentoring relationships are established in community classrooms, in the Education program, and in the liberal arts major. Field experience required. Prerequisite: 221.
EDU 306Integrating Tech. in Instruction0.5A course designed for elementary and secondary teacher certification. Addresses use of technology to support instruction, assessment, different student configurations in the classroom, and diverse student needs. Prerequisite: Edu 221 or Edu 230. 0.50 unit.
EDU 316Curriculum, Planning and Assessment1Addresses purposeful design and planning of instruction that clearly defines (1) what the teacher wants students to be able to do and understand; (2) what evidence of student learning the teacher will accept, and 3) what is effective and engaging instruction, including necessary instructional interventions for a range of student abilities, interests, or cultural differences. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Edu 221.
EDU 332Secondary Methods: Art1An analysis of the general topics of testing, curriculum and organization, and legal aspects of teaching as well as the integration of specific methods related to the teaching of art. Includes field experience. Prerequisite: 316.
EDU 333Secondary Methods: Language Arts1In depth study of Language Arts standards; teaching strategies relevant to reading, writing, speaking, and listening; appropriate and varied assessment strategies, lesson and unit planning, and practice teaching in a local classroom settings. The use of multi-cultural content will be emphasized. Field experience required. Prerequisite: 316
EDU 334Secondary Methods: World Languages1Addresses purposeful design and delivery of world language instruction, assessment of student learning based on world language processes and content standards; and relevant technological and print literacy. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Edu 316
EDU 335Secondary Methods: Mathematics1Addresses purposeful design and delivery of mathematics instruction, assessment of student learning based on mathematics processes and content standards; and relevant technological and print literacy. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Edu 316.
EDU 336Secondary Methods:Phys Edu & Health1Addresses purposeful design and delivery of physical education and health instruction, assessment of student learning based on physical education/health processes and content standards; and relevant technological and print literacy. Prerequisite 316.
EDU 337Secondary Methods: Science1Addresses purposeful design and delivery of science instruction, assessment of student learning based on science processes and content standards, and relevant technological and print literacy. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Edu 316
EDU 338Secondary Methods: Social Studies1Addresses purposeful design and delivery of social studies instruction which promotes student learning and development of critical-thinking, problem-solving, and performance skills, assessment of student learning based on those social studies processes and content standards; and relevant technological and print literacy. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Edu 316.
EDU 340Early Literacy/Development0.5Investigates approaches to studying young children; the physical-motor, psychosocial, cognitive, language, and literacy development; and home, school and community influences on a child?s life. Prerequisite 221.
EDU 455Student Teaching - Secondary School4Supervised student teaching experiences and observations in secondary school classrooms approved by the College. Campus seminars with the department. Fourteen weeks of full-time experience. 4 units. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Fee charged. Prerequisites: 2.67 GPA, Edu 33X, Edu 316.
EDU 456Student Teaching -Elementary School4Supervised teaching experiences in an elementary classroom approved by the College, the public school, and the Education Department. Includes conferences and seminars arranged by the College supervisor. Prerequisites: 221, 230, 302, 303, 304, 305. Fourteen weeks of full-time experience, beginning in August or January on the first scheduled day for the cooperating teacher. Senior culminating experience. 4 units. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Fee charged.

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