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K-12 Education

EDUC 1, CAREER CHOICES IN EDUCATION

3 Units
Transfer: CSU
This course provides an introductory overview of the Early Childhood through 12th grade teaching profession. It will explore the philosophy, history and sociology of the American educational system with an emphasis on elements unique to the State of California. In addition, qualities of effective educators, elements and purposes of a professional portfolio and critical issues in diverse contemporary classrooms will be addressed. Students will record school site observations that will be archived to a professional E-Portfolio. Portfolio training will be provided within the course.

EDUC 2, THE EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH 12TH GRADE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

3 UNITS
Transfer: CSU
This course builds upon the foundation of Education 1. Students will gain actual tutoring experience with K through 12th graders and document observations of their experiences. Special attention to teaching strategies, observation techniques, and engaging children with diverse learning styles and needs will be emphasized. Examination of personal suitability for the teaching profession, preparation for state teacher exams, and transfer to four-year institutions to complete teaching credentialing will be discussed. The professional E-Portfolio training of Education 1 will continue.

 

Additional courses recommended for future teachers:

Biology 3 (Instructor: Thomas Chen)
Chemistry 9 and 10 (Instructor: Muriel Walker)
Counseling 20 (Instructor: Nancy Hanson)
English 21A & 21B (Instructor: Dana Morgan)
Geography 14 (Instructor: William Selby)
Math 21 (Instructor: Mitra Moassessi)
Math 41 - Math for Elementary Teachers (Instructors: Fran Manion, Lourdes O'Brien)
Physics 14 - Introductory Physics with Laboratory (Instructor: Peter Morse)
Psychology 11 (Instructors: Edie Spain; Wendy Parise; Rebecca Olsen, Cathy Matheson, Marilyn McGrath)
Psychology 18/ECE 18 (Instructor: Candyce Goodfellow, Mary Wehbi)
Speech 1 - Elements of Public Speaking (Instructor: Deborah Kraut)
Speech 5 (Instructor: Deborah Kraut)

The above courses are part of the Teacher Academy's learning community known as "apple courses." They are courses specifically designed for the future teacher. While content remains the same and the courses are open to all students, "pedagogy" ("how to teach the content") is also infused. Please take the above apple courses with the specified instructors. Apple-courses are "tagged" in the Schedule of Classes as being recommended for future teachers.