Lower Division Courses
An exploration into the qualities which form good teachers. Students will begin the transformation from self as student to self as teacher. Work with children in a school or community setting is a required part of the course.
Fall. An introduction to the philosophy of education and historical factors as they apply to American public education, including a history of educational reform.
Winter. An exploration of education that emphasizes multiple perspectives on teaching, students, and the contexts of schooling. Introduces a conceptual framework of the types of knowledge necessary to become a reflective, problem-solving practitioner who scrutinizes conventional wisdom. Involves observation, tutoring, and other activities in a K-12 setting.
Winter. A study of the psychological principles applicable to educational theory and practice. Involves observation, tutoring, and other activities in a K-12 setting.
Spring. A study of language development, including the interaction between home and school in preparing children to read and write. Emphasis is placed on assessment of emergent literacy, development of literacy, and instructional techniques to promote literacy.
Fall, winter, spring. Prereq.: Permission. Individual research including selected reading and assigned writings. This course does not fulfill the Liberal Arts Core requirement for independent work. See independent study guidelines. (INDEPENDENT WORK)