Career & Technical Education > Education

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Introduces the foundations of elementary education, current trends and issues in curriculum and instruction, the roles of teachers and issues of diversity. Includes field experience. A background check may be required for field experience.


II: Course Objectives

  • Define curriculum and describe what is meant by the field curriculum.
  • Describe social, historical and philosophical factors that influence curriculum in elementary schools.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs of elementary age children.
  • Identify ways in which subject matter curriculum is practiced in contemporary elementary schools.
  • Display a love of learning by participating in class activities; pursuing personal interests in curriculum studies through lesson plans; giving thoughtful attention to assignments; and going beyond minimum requirements for this course.
  • Exhibit the manner in which they value democracy and pluralism by the nature of personal comments made during class activities; and personal stands taken in written class assignments/portfolio.
  • Engage in reflective practice by giving thoughtful attention to ideas expressed in written work, and sharing the impact of reflection through class discussions and written work.

III: Course Linkage

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.

Scheduled EDU-201 classes:

Fall 2019