5 Week - 2nd Session

  • This course is an introduction to the Foundations of American Education in the United States and American Samoa.  Pertinent issues relating to the historical and philosophical backgrounds of education, the nature of schools, and the teaching profession will be stressed. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course presents an analysis of the complex factors involved in learning, individual differences, motivation for learning, the psychology of leadership, and socio-cultural factors as they affect the education of children. This course presents an analysis of the complex factors involved in learning, individual differences, motivation for learning, the psychology of leadership, and socio-cultural factors as they affect education of children and youth.  (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course examines the relevant knowledge, skills, and personal attributes of an effective teacher.  Specific attention will focus on the organization of curriculum, instructional design, and assessing student learning.  (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • The course surveys the field of Children’s Literature. It emphasizes the reading and examination of all types of Children’s Literature, including cultural (both contemporary and traditional), universal, and materials made available through various media. The course also examines the value of communicative process and defines criteria for the selection and utilization of books and instructional related materials suited to the needs and tastes of elementary children, including exceptional children.

  • This course presents the basic principles of child development and learning. Research, theories, and ideologies emphasizing methodologies and pedagogies that contribute to the educaitonal growth of the child will be examined. The course will explore techniques, support mechanisms, and effective roles recommended for the Samoan Classroom. In addition, the course will provide knowldege of appropriate modifications relevant to diversity in the learning environment. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

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