Students taking Early Childhood Education and Education courses that include field work may be required to pay for Live Scan fingerprint processing and/or a TB test.
There is a limitation of 6 units in Education that are transferable to the CSU. Please note, EDUC 1 and EDUC 2 are the courses recommended to students who wish to become teachers.
EDUC 1, Career Choices in Education 3 units
Transfer: UC, CSU
The course provides an introductory overview of the Early Childhood through 12th grade teaching profession. It will explore the philosophy, history and sociology of the American educational system with an emphasis on elements unique to the state of California. In addition, qualities of effective educators, elements and purposes of a professional portfolio, and critical issues in diverse contemporary classrooms will be addressed. Students will record school site observations that will be archived to a professional e-portfolio. Portfolio training will be provided within the course.
Students will perform up to 20 hours of field work in a school classroom.
1853 3:00p-6:05p Th BUNDY 321 Pérez-Fernandez L
Above section 1853 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.
EDUC 2, The Early Childhood through 12th Grade Teaching Experience 3 units
Transfer: UC, CSU
This course builds upon the foundation of Education 1. Students will gain actual tutoring experience with K through 12th graders and document observations of their experiences. Special attention to teaching strategies, observation techniques, and engaging children with diverse learning styles and needs will be emphasized. Examination of personal suitability for the teaching profession, preparation for state teacher exams and transfer to four year institutions to complete teaching credentialing will be discussed. The professional E-portfolio training will be continued from Education 1.
T.B. Test and fingerprint clearance required for class participation (fingerprint fee TBA).
1854 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE-E Talleda M L
Above section 1854 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.