- Name: Introduction to Secondary Education
- Division: Career & Technical Education
- Discipline: Education
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Introduces the prospective middle/secondary school teacher to the role of thinker/reflective practitioner. Creates awareness of the historical, social, political and economic forces influencing schooling in the United States.
II: Course Objectives
EDU 202 provides secondary education majors opportunities to think about the nature of high school within a pluralistic, capitalistic democracy. The course provides field experience with secondary students, especially in a non-traditional or multicultural setting. Students will reflect on their own educational experiences to understand how those experiences will influence their teaching. Students will rehearse being reflective practitioners.
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.