Introduction to Education

EDU 213- Term 1

Course Description:

Presents a broad overview of the field of education including foundation of American education, roles of teachers and students, history and philosophy, and curriculum. Students will complete 40-hour practicum at the elementary and secondary levels. The 3 hours of DMACC credit are available because DMACC competencies for EDU 213 are covered.

Expectations & Responsibilities:

Attitudes and demeanor suited for success in a professional teaching environment. Familiarity with all assigned materials will increase student success. Students should approach class with a clear understanding that assignments, exams, and projects reflect an expectation for college-level performance. Daily work should be completed in black or blue pen or typed when assigned. Late work is generally not accepted except in the case of emergency.

Clinical Experience:

•The clinical experience will be arranged by the course instructor and school               participants.

•Supervising teachers will provide weekly reports, emails, or phone conversations about the student’s participation and progress.

•40 hours with a certified teacher

•Journals outlining basic educational themes.

EDU 218- Term 2

Prerequisite: Successful completion of EDU213

Course Description:

Students will spend a minimum of 100 hours in a classroom observing an experienced teacher as well as assisting, working with students one on one or in small groups. The 2 hours of DMACC credit are available because DMACC competencies for EDU 218 are covered.

 Expectations & Responsibilities:

Attitudes and demeanor suited for success in a professional teaching environment. Familiarity with all assigned materials will increase student success. Students should approach class with a clear understanding that assignments, exams, and projects reflect an expectation for college-level performance. Daily work should be completed in black or blue pen or typed when assigned. Late work is generally not accepted except in the case of emergency.

Clinical Experience:

•The clinical experience will be arranged by the course instructor and school               participants.

•Supervising teachers will provide weekly reports, emails, or phone conversations about the student’s participation and progress.

•100 hours with a certified teacher

•Daily journals outlining basic educational themes