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EDU 125   Teaching Literacy Through Storytelling ...   3

Learn to communicate through the magic of storytelling. An auditory form of learning that can enhance curricula.

EDU 211   Foundations of Education ...   3

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.

EDU 220   Technology for Teachers ...   3

Prerequisites: ENG 101 and EDU 211

Focus 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 and EDU 211

EDU 225   Literature for Children ...   3

Study of children's literature from preschool to eighth grade, with best forms of literature for children and to develop standards of judgment in selection of reading materials for children. Recommended for elementary education majors.

EDU 240   Educational Psychology ...   3

Prerequisites: PSY 101, ENG 101, EDU 211(may be taken concurrently)

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: EDU 211(may be taken concurrently but recommended as a prerequisite)

EDU 242   Art for Children ...   3

Experience in teaching techniques of various appropriate media of visual arts and uses in elementary and middle school curricula.

EDU 244   Physical Education for Elementary Grades ...   3

For education majors. Understanding of child's total development with special emphasis on physical motor development. Overview of play, movement activities, teaching techniques, discipline, and working with individual differences.

EDU 246   Music for Children ...   3

For elementary education majors with no previous musical training. Introduction to methods to teach music through singing, playing the piano and other simple instruments, and rhythmic response to music. Emphasizes creative nature of music, with introduction to materials functional in classroom setting.

EDU 250   Education of Exceptional Learners ...   3

Prerequisites: EDU 240, EDU 211 (may be taken concurrently)

Introduction to exceptional learners and their education in grades P-12. Knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will enable students to work effectively with exceptional learners in general education or special education will be covered.

Corequisites: EDU 211 (may be taken concurrently but recommended to be taken as a prerequisite)

EDU 280   Practicum for Paraprofessionals ...   2

Prerequisites: EDU 240 and permission of program coordinator

Culminating 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

EDU 285   Teaching Profession with Field Experience ...   3

Prerequisites: ENG-101, and EDU-211,EDU-220, EDU-240 with a grade of "C" or better in the EDU courses.

This course has been designed to acquaint students with the day-to-day realities of classroom life and expose them to various professional and instructional issues in order to provide a realistic understanding of the teaching profession. The SCC student will perform a variety of activities such as: providing small group instruction, tutoring individuals, assisting students with assignments, providing whole class instruction, proctoring exams, and more while under the guidance of a Pre-K-12th grade classroom teacher. Furthermore, the course instructor from SCC observe our students in action as he/she is fulfilling their practicum experience in community classrooms.

EDU 290   Portfolio Assessment in Education ...   1

Prerequisites: 12 credit hours consisting of EDU 285, EDU 211, EDU 220, and EDU 240 with grade "C" or better.

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.