CDEV 150 Orientation to K-12 Education (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
An overview of K-12 teaching form multicultural perspectives including history of US public education, inequities in the field, actions to address inequities, current trends in the field and teaching strategies.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe the historical development of public education and the teaching profession in the U.S., especially in light of diverse race, class, gender, sexual orientation and ability perspectives.
- Outcome 2: Analyze root causes of persistent inequities in US public schools and name strategies for addressing them.
- Outcome 3: Discuss and describe problems, issues and effective practices in urban education today.
- Outcome 4: Distinguish elements of high quality teaching environments and relationships including safe classroom community, high expectations, purpose, motivation, intellectual challenge, engagement, practice and support through observational research.
- Outcome 5: Understand and define various methods and strategies for teaching in developmentally appropriate ways including multicultural education, brain-based education, differentiated instruction and multiple intelligences.
- Outcome 6: Apply experiential learning and reflective practice to teaching scenarios and self study.
- Outcome 7: Identify steps for gaining a teaching credential in the state of California and assess the suitability of pursuing teaching as a career.
- Outcome 8: Articulate a personal philosophy of education with reference to major historical and contemporary learning theories and philosophies of education.