Locations: MCC-Blue River, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods, MCC-Penn Valley
Contacts: BR-Richard Higgason, 604.6530
LV-Barbara Eubank, 604.2334
MW- Russell Powlas, 604.3225
PV-Carrie Pickerel-Brooks, 604.4482
Prerequisite: COLL 100. Students will explore PreK-6 art curricula as well as methods of integrating the study and production of art within the core curricular subjects. Creative projects will allow students to explore how the visual arts encourage self-expression. Child development and motivation are examined in light of the unique role of the visual arts in the human experience. Survey of a board range of visual arts will encourage understanding of diverse cultural beliefs and traditions. Classroom design/décor will be considered in relation to student engagement and learning. Community resources for engagement with the visual arts will be researched.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. This course is designed to examine the historical, philosophical, sociological, political, economic and legal foundations of the American public education system. Students will explore the nature of school environments, design and organization of school curricula, and characteristics of effective schools and instruction in grades P-12. Educational structures, practices and projections for the future will be studied.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. This course provides students an opportunity to observe teaching and learning for thirty (30) hours or more in P-12 classrooms. The student is introduced to the requirements for teacher preparation and certification. Students will examine characteristics of effective teaching. The course is designed to assist the student in determining if a career in teaching is an appropriate goal.
Prerequisite: COLL 100. Students explore theory and practice of physical education activities for elementary students and a variety of ways to integrate activities throughout the curriculum. Creative projects will allow students to explore how physical movement enhances the learning experience, plays a vital role in improving academic achievement, and addresses the needs of kinesthetic learners. Learning styles and child developmental stages represent the central focus for planning lessons that integrate movement into the core curricula. Research and presentation of international practices regarding sports, dance, and children's games encourages multicultural understanding of beliefs and traditions. A variety of resources including collaborative practices, technology, every day classroom items, and unique use of space will be used to enhance academic learning while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Prerequisite: COLL 100. Students will explore PreK-6 music curricula as well as methods of integrating music within the core curricular subjects. Creative projects will allow students to explore how music encourages lesson engagement. Child development and motivation are examined in light of the unique role of music in the human experience. Survey of diverse music will encourage understanding of beliefs and traditions. District, school and classroom resources will be examined for how they can be used in lessons involving music.
A survey and history of literature appropriate for children from pre-K through grade eight. Criteria for selection and evaluation of children's literature is included. Techniques for using literature in the elementary classroom are emphasized. Micro-teaching opportunities are provided.
Prerequisite: PSYC 140. This course is designed to help students relate the application of psychological principles to teaching, learning and assessment, and the education practice in P-12 classrooms. It will focus on the learner and the learning process, teacher characteristics and classroom processes that increase student motivation. Student diversity and appropriate instructional strategies for students with special needs will also be introduced.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. In this course students will learn how to integrate instructional technology into the P-12 classrooms. Students will study a variety of software program and telecommunication tools. The focus will also be on social, ethical, legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology.
Prerequisite: EDUC 270. This survey course is an introduction to exceptional learners and their education in grades P-12. Students will attain knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will enable them to work effectively with exceptional learners in general education or special education.