5 Weeks - July 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. APA formatting is required. (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)

  • This course surveys the field of childrens literature. The course will explore all types of childrens literature including genre studies such as fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and fantasy. This class will also explore the history of childrens literature as well as principles of child development. It also examines how to use childrens books effectively ranging from the communicative process to a mastery of book selections. APA formatting is required. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course presents the basic principles of child development and learning. Research, theories, and ideologies emphasizing methodologies and pedagogies that contribute to the educational 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 knowledge of appropriate modifications relevant to diversity in the learning environment. APA formatting is required. (Note: 3 lecture credits)