Teacher Education 1
This course introduces students to the basic knowledge needed to pursue a career in education. Whether it’s in a traditional classroom, outdoor recreational setting or an adult training center all teachers need the same skills and techniques to be successful. Students explore the numerous job opportunities in the education and training field as they visit many classrooms, observing students of all ages and veteran teachers that have a wide range of styles and techniques.
In the preschool lab, students learn how to create interactive, engaging learning environments that reflect best practices. They create and present lessons that are focused and meaningful while they practice their teaching skills and develop their own philosophy of teaching.
In the classroom, students study the history of education and its relevance in today’s changing world. We discuss and debate current issues that are affecting education now and explore the vision of education in the future.
Teacher Education 2
Learn about the field of education in a work study environment. Students delve into specific professions they are interested in by doing job shadows and professional observations during the first semester.
During second semester students can participate in field studies where they spend two or three days a week working in a school environment with a veteran classroom teacher. Field site locations can also be arranged for special education, speech and language, guidance or administration.
In the classroom, students learn about curriculum development, education standards, assessment, and how schools are governed. As part of the course work, we also examine the ethical and legal aspects of working in a teaching environment including the field of special education.