Education/Teacher Preparation (ED)

ED-132  Adolescent Literature  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a survey of classic and contemporary works of literature written for and about adolescents. Students will read, analyze, and evaluate a diversity of works of poetry and prose and will explore the various genres and issues relevant to adolescent reading. Texts will be analyzed from a variety of psychological, moral, literary, and other developmental perspectives. *Cross-listed as LIT-132.

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ED-132H  Honors Adolescent Literature  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a survey of classic and contemporary works of literature written for and about adolescents. Students will read, analyze, and evaluate a diversity of works of poetry and prose and will explore the various genres and issues relevant to adolescent reading. Texts will be analyzed from a variety of psychological, moral, literary, and other developmental perspectives. *Cross-listed as LIT-132H.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ED-135  Introduction to Education  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides an introduction to careers in education, exploring professional responsibilities, career pathways, and job search strategies for credentialed teachers and para educators. The course provides entry-level training in classroom student diversity, child guidance and discipline, teaching and learning strategies, and effective communication skills.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

ED-136  Child Growth and Development During the School Years  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces the basic concepts of physical, cognitive, social/emotional development of the growing child, with emphasis given to development during the school age years (ages 5-12). Topics include developmental issues specific to the kindergarten through eighth grade child, the school age child as a learner, child guidance, diversity and anti-bias, working with parents and community outreach.

Transfers to CSU only

CSU Area(s): D7

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

ED-138  Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching and Fieldwork (formerly Practicum in Elementary and Secondary Settings)  

3 Units (LAB 32-36, LEC 32-36)

This course is designed to introduce students to concepts related to teaching in contemporary schools, Kindergarten through 12th grade. Topics include teaching as a profession and career and philosophical foundations, California content standards and framework, and teacher performance standards. In addition to class time, the course requires 48-54 hours of structured fieldwork in public elementary classrooms and include cooperation with at least one carefully selected campus approved certificated teacher.

Prerequisite: CDE-110 (with a grade of C or better).

Other Enrollment Criteria: Students must submit evidence of a negative TB clearance (within the last 12 months), required immunizations, and meet Health requirements as required by Title 22. Students must pay for Live Scan fingerprinting as required by the placement site. Student must meet California and site specific professional and physical fitness requirements per state law.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

ED-597  Curriculum and Program Planning for School-Age Child Care (formerly ED-097)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course will explore issues related to organizing, operating, and working in a Before and After School-Age Care program. Emphasis will be placed on program planning, curriculum development, behavior management, developmentally appropriate practice, and quality standards. Students may be required to observe in licensed child care or school aged environments. Some licensed care settings and elementary schools may require proof of Immunizations, TB and/or Criminal Record Clearances. (formerly ED 097)

Recommended Preparation: ED-136.

Transfers to CSU only