5 Week - 1st Session

  • This course is designed to provide the students with a systematic approach to the study of parent-child relationships. This approach is based upon an understanding of developmental theory and is intended to aid individuals who work with parents and children as well as those who are, or will be parents. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course is designed to equip the student with skills and techniques for the guidance, nurturing, and direction of the behavior of young children. Such skills and techniques include understanding behaviors according to age, building positive self-concepts, and planning preventive action to deal with social problems such as disturbing others, fighting, biting and other classroom and schoolyard disturbances. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental theories and practices of teaching.  Students will examine the components of effective organization and management of a classroom in order to ensure effective teaching.  This course further covers daily procedures, classroom management, planning and organization, cooperative learning, multiple intelligences, critical thinking, and diverse learning styles within the classroom.  APA formatting is required.  (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This introductory course offers fundamental elements of preparing and presenting effective classroom instruction.  Students will be able to design daily, weekly, and thematic unit lesson plans in core subjects such as language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science.  Students will also demonstrate their abilities by preparing individual and group presentations.  Students will further identify research that shows how children learn and how to prepare motivating learning activities for elementary students. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

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