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This course provides an introduction to the teaching profession. Candidates will learn how the historical, philosophical and sociological foundations of education as well as current cultural, economic and political forces impact schools through class discussion, inquiry and field experiences. Focusing on understanding themselves, their students, and the teaching profession, candidates work in community and school settings and critically reflect on their values, experiences and observations. Specifically, students will gain an understanding of educational policy and practice in preschool, elementary, middle and high school settings.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100 Lab Fee: $2.00
This course provides those entering the teaching profession with an understanding of how to effectively enhance modern education with various types of technology. Students will explore the benefits and challenges of using technology and develop the skills to choose and implement technologies that will improve learner understanding and retention. Teaching and learning topics include basic hardware configurations and troubleshooting, operating systems, file types, spreadsheets, presentation software, databases, word processing, audio- visual technologies, and online and distance-learning technologies. Students will be able to find reliable educational resources online and to understand intellectual property and copyright laws.
Lecture: 3 hours Lab Fee: $2.00