This course is designed to give prospective teachers an introduction to education, including historical, ethical, legal, and theoretical perspectives, cultural influences, as well as classroom management techniques. While in class, students will participate in various instructional strategies both individually and in group settings. The course requires students to complete 20 hours of field experience/observation in an early childhood, elementary, or secondary school setting in order to reflect on present-day practices and the diverse roles and responsibilities of teachers in today's world. This experience will help prospective teachers to confirm their career choice. Students will also apply for all necessary child care background clearances. This course meets General Education Core Goal 2: Analytic Skills; Core Goal 5: Information Literacy; and Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Last Updated: 10/21/2013