2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Dec 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDU 201 - Introduction to Elementary Education

Credits: 3
Introductory course in teacher education that examines the role of the elementary school teacher in today’s society; historical, philosophical, cultural, and social domains are investigated. Strategies for effective interpersonal communication are explored. Foundations for the practice of teaching are explored and practiced at an introductory level. Observation in a local elementary school is required.  Participation in Preparation for the Praxis Core exam will be required. 

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Evaluate Elementary Education as a profession and begin developing a personal philosophy.
  2. Compare and contrast historical, philosophical, legal, and current foundations of education.
  3. Define the basic elements of curriculum design and lesson planning.
  4. Examine a classroom observation for elements of the learning process and effective instruction.
  5. Define and practice the elements of education such as presentation, collaboration, and technology as it applies to today’s diverse student population.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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