10 Week Session

  • This course will focus on: 1) The purpose of the Social Studies Program for K-8 students; 2) The organizational framework of the program per grade level; 3) The knowledge and information on personal and public issues; and 4) Thinking, communicating, and working with others to contribute to American Samoa and society abroad.  (Note: 3 lecture credits; Students are required to take both lecture and practicum during the same semester.)

  • This course is a field experience and practical requirement for all students in the B.Ed. program. Students are involved in applying and implementing course required assignments with emphasis on theoretical, pedagogical, and content-based practices learned in their work in elementary schools as pre-professionals under the guidance and supervision of the ASCC Field Coordinator, Teacher Education faculty, and K-8 school system cooperating teachers. A minimum of five hours per week is required in conjunction with professional education courses. This course also requires a 15-hour seminar component for expected field training course work and the monitoring of the field training experience. (Note: 1 practicum credit)

  • This course will focus on: 1) Utilizing creative dramatics and theatre as the medium for integrating the visual and performing arts in K-8 subjects; 2) Demonstrating creative teaching and learning strategies from music, art, dance, and theatre to motivate students and to enhance their study of school subjects; and 3) Developing lesson plans and their effective application for integrating the arts in field settings.  (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course examines theories of language acquisition.  A distinction between literature-based and language-based curriculum will be surveyed and examined.  Also, the focus will be on the integration of the Whole Language Approach to the teaching of the Samoan Language in the learning environment.  The students will be given the opportunity to construct, interpret, and evaluate meaningful learning experiences conforming to Matati’a ma Alafua o le Gagana Samoa set forth by the American Samoa Department of Education. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course is a field experience and practical requirement for all students in the B.Ed. program. Students are involved in applying and implementing course required assignments with emphasis on theoretical, pedagogical, and content-based practices learned in their work in elementary schools as pre-professionals under the guidance and supervision of the ASCC Field Coordinator, Teacher Education faculty, and K-8 school system cooperating teachers. A minimum of five hours per week is required in conjunction with professional education courses. This course also requires a 15-hour seminar component for expected field training course work and the monitoring of the field training experience. (Note: 1 practicum credit)

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