Introduction to the field of education including Early Childhood and K-12 careers. Explores a wide range of occupations and identifies the educational and skill requirements for each. Covers ways of gathering information about specific occupations. Includes perspectives on a variety of careers to further illustrate the roles of education professionals.
Teacher Education Pathway Courses
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Degrees and Certificates
Introduces the foundations of early childhood education and family studies. Covers the history, scope, current issues and trends, focusing on programs and services for children, birth-5. Includes an emphasis on development, developmentally appropriate practices and observation of young children and professionals. Requires 2-hours per week of observation/participation. Students must enroll in the Oregon Office of Child Care Central Background Registry (Criminal Background Check). Students must show evidence of current TB test and MMR vaccination.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is intended to provide students with an overview of the field of Early Childhood Education with particular attention to development, developmentally appropriate practices and concepts relating to children ages 0-5. The course emphasizes the impact of development on the ways in which children interact with their environments, other children, and adults, and examines personal suitability for the field by activity participating/observing in an early education environment.
Develops awareness of how personal experiences, belief systems, and values impact work with children and families. Examines the impact of cultural, linguistic, and class identities and histories on inter-relationships in diverse populations. Applies techniques for incorporating other peoples histories, values and belief systems into child-and-family-centered practices.
Addendum to Course Description
This is the first of a two course series. This class is intended to encourage students to reflect on their experiences, belief systems, and values and the impact those experiences, values, and beliefs have on practice with children and families. The second class in this series (Multicultural Practices: Curriculum and Implementation) will introduce students to the creation, implementation, and evaluation of inclusionary and anti-bias curricula and environments.
Prepares teachers and instructional assistants to work in a standards-based setting. Offers strategies to plan and implement instruction, assess student progress and instructional effectiveness, and re-teach as needed. Focuses on learning and motivational theories that apply to instructional situations. Includes creating and studying activities for specific learning problems.
Provides an overview of the history and current issues in the field for K-12 education including the impact of philosophy on practice. Meets TSPC Civil Rights testing requirements for ORELA.
Prepares the early childhood educator to meet the physical needs of young children of all abilities through preparation of a safe environment, planned routines and positive experiences in the area of health, safety and nutrition. Focuses on the physical needs of children, child abuse and neglect.
Introduction to diverse conditions of students with special needs in public schools. Identifies and defines the following disabilities: learning disabilities, emotional and behavior disorders, mental retardation, severe and multiple disabilities, autism, health impairments, physical disabilities, communication disorders, vision impairments, hearing loss, and traumatic brain injury.
Students will complete a minimum of 60 hours as a volunteer or employee in an educational setting. Participate in discussions with peers to debrief experiences and make connections to education theory and practice. Recommended that students have completed or are currently enrolled in educational foundational courses before taking ED 290.
Provides an opportunity to work independently on an individualized area of study within education under the sponsorship and guidance of an education faculty member.