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
This course will assist students in understanding the career of a paraprofessional educator. Emphasis is placed on the most typical classroom placements for paraprofessionals - special education and ELL classrooms - and the skills required to serve as a support to the lead instructor. The growth, expansion, and new requirements of the career will be detailed. Professionalism in terms of ethics, teamwork, goal sharing, collaboration, and continued career growth will be promoted.
Prequisite: ENGL 101. This course focuses on helping paraprofessionals work with students on key reading and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on teaching student explicit, systematic approaches to skills based on state standards. Key reading (phonemic awareness, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary) and writing elements are addressed. Students will develop a variety of assessment, instructional, and remediation skills to be used in the classroom.
Prerequisite: MATH 100 or higher. This course will assist student in understanding mathematical concepts and relationships commonly needed for paraprofessionals in elementary school programs. A review of basic math concepts and procedures will be provided. The class will then proceed to elaborate on teaching techniques and student learning needs. Emphasis will be placed on State and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards.
Prepares students to include art in their elementary classrooms. Creative learning activities are provided to promote visual awareness in children pre-K through grade 8. Emphasis is placed on the development and motivation of children through creative art projects. Art production, curriculum integration, criticism, aesthetics, and the evaluation of art works are included.
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.
Theory and practice of physical education activities for elementary school children and ways to integrate these activities throughout the curriculum.
A professional music educational skills course designed to focus on basic music teaching for elementary teachers, grades pre-K through grade eight. The professional portfolio will be expanded to include a collection of elementary music artifacts that can provide evidence of professional competency. Strategies and techniques for integrating music throughout the elementary curriculum are stressed. There will be opportunity for micro-teaching.
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.
The student will develop strategies for successfully managing classroom environments. Focus is on educator as guide/facilitator with a range and variety of choices of management plans. Emphasis will be placed on student recognizing the developmental appropriateness of a management plan for varying classroom settings. Student will be charged with identifying personal philosophy of management, and a theoretical management plan that will be congruent with beliefs and values and is supportive of professional ethics, laws, school policy, student achievement, and human dignity.
Prerequisite: The student must complete 15 credit hours of Education courses before taking this course. The student must complete 15 credit hours of Education courses before taking this course. This course provides student with opportunities to gain practical work experience under the supervision of a certified classroom teacher and a school administrator. Student must complete 90 clock hours in a PreK-12 classroom setting.
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.