|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|EDUC 101||Introduction to Education||(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.|
This is an introductory course for prospective education majors, designed to explore the teaching profession. Students will gain insight into the practical elements of becoming an educator through an overview of the foundational philosophies of education, best practices, classroom management, education law and policies and trends. Students will be introduced to Michigan standards and requirements for teacher certification. Additionally, students will have actual experience in the classroom.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
- College-level writing and reading.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Examine the roles and responsibilities of effective teachers.
- Explain key philosophies and principles that guide effective teaching and learning.
- Examine the effects of governmental laws and policies that impact K-12 school systems.
- Analyze the requirements for a transfer institution's educational application portfolio.
- Explain what it means to "optimize" students' learning.
- Differentiate between social, cognitive and behavioral theories.
- Participate in a field experience, in a K-12 classroom setting, by documenting personal observations of classroom behavior and interactions of students and classroom teacher.
- Compare and contrast different types of assessment, both formative and summative.
- Develop a comprehensive lesson plan.
- Implement a comprehensive lesson plan.
- Design a classroom management plan.
- Reflect on personal level of interest and commitment to becoming a K-12 educator.
- Analyze the Michigan Teaching Certification process.
- Explain the purpose of the State of Michigan's K-12 teaching standards.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the EDUC section of the current course schedule for availability.