This course introduces students to critical topics associated with the education profession. Each topic will be considered on an introductory level with an understanding that future classes will expand student comprehension and knowledge to a mastery level. Students are also required to participate in a 6 hour per week practicum to provide the opportunity to experience directly the various educational issues discussed in class. Required: Student Petition.
This course provides foundational knowledge for the teaching of literacy skills in educational settings. Addresses foundations of literacy as well as the developmental stages of literacy. Focuses on instructional strategies for teaching reading and writing to diverse student populations.
This course develops an understanding of how to integrate math concepts and skills into Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses and programs. Curriculum design and assessment for math concepts and skills are explored, identified, and developed. The importance of growth mindset and metacognition to the learning of math is investigated and curriculum for this is discussed. Designed for CTE instructors, but anyone interested in bringing more math into their classrooms could benefit from this class. Emphasis is placed on the role of math in the development of the whole student and on linking the CTE curriculum to the mathematics needed for students to be successful in their field.
Focuses on creating positive classroom and school climates, organizing and managing classrooms, improving instruction, dealing with classroom discipline problems, developing individualized plans for students experiencing behavioral problems, and developing school-wide student management programs.
Examines the knowledge, skills, and characteristics of effective teachers. Focuses on successful instructional planning and delivery of curriculum. Covers teacher-centered and student-centered instructional strategies and ways to differentiate instruction for diverse learners.
The class focuses on understanding and implementing a developmental approach to creative activities for young children; involves hands-on experience with a variety of mediums including art, music and movement, and creative dramatics.
Provides an introduction to the categories of disability described in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Topics include definitions under federal law, implications in school settings, and intervention strategies to meet students' special needs.
Provides an overview of the educational system in the U.S. including historical, legal, and philosophical foundations of education. Explores the financing, governance and organization of education as well as current issues impacting our educational system. Provides an overview of diversity in educational settings and the characteristics and ethical obligations of effective schools and professional educators. Examines career options and pathways in the field of education.
Provides an introduction to the field of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Oregon. Examines the historical and legislative foundations of CTE in the United States. Discusses the role of special populations in CTE programs. Provides an overview of high quality CTE programs, CTE licensure preparation, and student organizations. Addresses current trends and issues in the field.
Focuses on foundational ideas, concepts, principles, and theories in the field of educational psychology that have a significant influence on educational practice. Provides students with an overview of psychological theories regarding human development, intelligence, motivation, and the learning process. Students learn how to apply strategies and techniques derived from these theories in the classroom.
Prepares students for the use of media and technology in educational settings. Develops an understanding of the role of media in learning and methods for incorporating technology in instruction. Focuses on the use of technology tools to support how teachers create and evaluate learning experiences for students.
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills to work effectively with families and community professionals in early childhood education (6 weeks of age through 3rd grade). Emphasis is on building and maintaining positive relationships to foster cooperation and mutual respect between early childhood professionals and the families of the children with whom they are working.
Examines pedagogical and cultural approaches which lead to successful development of English language skills and content knowledge for children who speak a home language other than English.
Covers the philosophy, activities, and techniques appropriate to a culturally relevant classroom for students from pre-Kindergarten through post-secondary. Emphasizes understanding the impact of culture on individual perception and learning and group dynamics.
Cooperative work experience. Supervised practicum in an elementary, secondary, or post-secondary educational setting. Participants will utilize and develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes relevant to working in schools and with students. Allows students to gain classroom experience and apply knowledge gained in education courses. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. Required: Student Petition.