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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

EDU 121 Introduction to Teaching

This course provides the prospective teacher with an introduction to teaching in United States school systems. Other topics included are history and philosophy of education, school organization and governance, ethical and legal issues, the nature of teaching, curriculum, the social context, diversity, professional leadership, and current issues.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    EDU
  • Units:
    3.00

EDU 124 Child Development for Educators

This course provides an overview of the theory and principles of human growth and development from conception through adolescence. Content includes an in-depth study of the inter-relatedness of physical, cognitive, social and emotional aspects of development. Development is studied in the context of family, gender, culture, language, ability, socioeconomics, diversity, and society. Special emphasis will be on the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, and Gardner with implications for applied classroom practice.
ECE 124 and EDU 124 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    EDU
  • Units:
    3.00

EDU 222 The Exceptional Child

This course is an overview of children and adolescents with exceptional cognitive, physical, social, and emotional characteristics, including learning disabilities. It includes assessment, screening, educational needs, family communication, community resources, and legal aspects.

Prerequisite: EDU 124 (C or better) or PSY 226 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    EDU
  • Units:
    3.00

EDU 223 Technology in the Classroom

This course focuses on the uses of basic technology for management and instruction in PreK-12 classrooms. Students will develop the knowledge and skills they need to appropriately and responsibly use technology tools, resources, processes, and systems; to access, retrieve and evaluate information from various media; and to successfully integrate computers into the curriculum. Note: Basic computer skills recommended.

Prerequisite: ECE 121 or EDU 121 (both C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    EDU
  • Units:
    3.00

EDU 224 Diversity in Schools and Society

This course will survey the personal, social, political, legal, cultural, and educational factors involved in diversity and human relations, and how these factors impact teaching, learning, and other human interactions. The course will cover the major diversity theories, as well as use an experiential model for making theoretical knowledge relevant in the individual teacher's life. Topics include racial, ethnic, social class, linguistic, religious, cultural, and sexual diversity.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: EDU 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    EDU
  • Units:
    3.00

EDU 225 Educational Psychology

This course addresses psychological principles underlying educational practice. Theories concerning cognitive and psychological development, human learning, and motivation are studied with emphasis on application for instruction, including assessment. Emphasis will also be placed on learner-centered instruction and diversity.

Prerequisite: ECE 121 or EDU 121 (both C or better) AND ECE 124 or EDU 124 (both C or better) OR PSY 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open EDU 225 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    EDU
  • Units:
    3.00

EDU 242 Observational/Clinical Experience in Education

This course is a pre-student teaching practicum. It allows students who are considering the field of education an opportunity to observe and interact with certified teachers and children in a classroom setting. Required participation includes a minimum of 30 clock hours in the public/private school classroom. A weekly 30 minute seminar is provided for students to focus on classroom issues including classroom management, effective teaching methods, and learning styles. Students will discuss positive/negative classroom situations as they gain experience through this practicum. Supervision will be provided by a cooperating teacher and the college instructor.
Note: (ECE 121 or EDU 121) AND (ECE 124 or EDU 124) are recommended but not required before taking this course. Corequisites may also be taken as prerequisites. A criminal background check is required for this course. Please wait for instructions on the first day of class.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Corequisite: ECE 121 or EDU 121 or EDU 222 or EDU 225

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    EDU
  • Units:
    1.00

EDU 299 Special Topics in Education

Special topics in the field of education will be developed. Topics will focus on a specific current issue in the areas of early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special education. A maximum of 6 credit hours of EDU 299 or ECE 299 may be used as elective credit toward an AA or AAS degree in education.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open EDU 299 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    EDU
  • Units:
    3.00


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