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Prerequisites: ENG 101
Observe teaching and learning for thirty (30) hours or more in P-12 classrooms. Introduction to the requirements for teacher preparation and certification. Examination of characteristics of effective teaching. Students will be able to determine if a career in teaching is an appropriate goal.
Prerequisites: ENG 101
Examination of the historical, philosophical, sociological, political, economic, and legal foundations of the American public education system. Nature of school environments, design, and organization of school curricula and characteristics of effective schools and instruction in grades P-12 will be explored. Educational structures, practices, and projections for the future will be studied.
Prerequisites: ENG 096 or ASSMT ENG 101Focus on integration of instructional technology into the P-12 classrooms. Variety of software programs, presentation technology, and telecommunication tools. Concentration on social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology. Course fulfills A.A. general education requirement for computer literacy.
Corequisites: ENG 101
Prerequisites: ENG 096 or ASMT ENG 101
Relation of psychological principles to teaching, learning, and assessment, and the educational practice in P-12 classrooms. Focusing on the learner and the learning process, teacher characteristics, and classroom processes that increase student motivation. Student diversity and appropriate instructional strategies for students with special needs will also be introduced.
Corequisites: PSY 101 or PSY 210
Corequisites: EDU 240
Prerequisites: EDU 240 and permission of program coordinatorCulminating course for the A.A.S. for Paraprofessionals. Observation and participation in local P-12 classrooms. Investigation and discussion will relate to the profession. Students must be available to participate in local classrooms during the P-12 school day.
Corequisites: EDU 250 or CDC 107
Prerequisites: 12 credit hours consisting of EDU 210, EDU 211, EDU 220, and EDU 240 with grade "C" or better, previously or concurrently.Compilation by pre-service teachers of portfolios of observations, descriptions, and reflections upon their studies in professional education as required by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education mid-preparation benchmarks of the MoSTEP standards. Portfolios will be presented to the four-year school to which the student transfers, and copies will be retained by the Education program as assessment evidence for accrediting bodies.