Foundations of Teaching Methods (Main Campus) » Curriculum


Foundations of Teaching Methods Curriculum Slideshow Presentation -- shows the different areas of concentration.  We complete the following:  understanding ECE theories, developing thematic units,  applying science experiments, as well as creating developmentally appropriate lesson plans.  At the conclusion of the 2 years, the students develop a working professional portfolio that they are able to build upon during their college work.
A huge component of our Foundations of Teaching Methods curriculum is attending Sites/Clinical.  The students are given hands-on training in the field of education while still in high school.  They travel to local grade schools or day cares in their town to work side-by-side with the professionals in the field.  They complete tasks such as changing out bulletin boards, working with individual students to catch them up, small groups or center activities, as well as grading papers.  The students work on essential skills such as work ethic, responsibility, reliability, and time management while attending sites.  This experience is a vital portion of the class and really assists the students as they are determining the right career path.