These are a few of the courses you will take in the Foundations of Teacher Education program.
Child & Adolescent Development
Provides an overview of physical, motor, perceptual, cognitive, social/emotional and growth and development birth through adolescence. Analyzes social, parental, cultural, brain, and economic influences on development.
Intro to Educational Practices
This course will include the study of historical, philosophical and social foundations of education; issues and trends including diversity affecting our schools of today including elementary, middle level and secondary educational settings. An overview of the governmental basis of education; fundamentals of teaching methodologies, learning styles, questioning techniques and basic assessment practices will be addressed.
Guiding & Managing Behavior
Recent trends in education support a shifting paradigm from reactive discipline to proactive, preventive classroom management. This course will provide the learner with research-based concepts and strategies which can be used to prevent behavior problems from occurring in the classroom and respond to misbehavior. Practical application of strategies to organizing instruction, creating a positive classroom climate, building positive student relationships, implementing sound instructional methods, enhancing motivation and responding effectively to inappropriate classroom behavior will be emphasized. Effective student communication and problem solving will be practiced in class with a focus on developing skills, which will assist in empowering children to take an active role in self-control and classroom management.