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Foundations of Teaching Methods Course Description and Syllabus

Foundations of Teaching Methods

GRADE: 11 - 12      

Prerequisite: None

First year Foundations of Teaching students will receive an introduction to child development theories, developmental appropriate practices, childhood health concerns, nutritional standards, safety guidelines, as well as career opportunities in the educational field.  In addition, the students are introduced to the field of special education in which the following topics are discussed:  autism, attention deficit disorder, RTI, and inclusion. During the first year of Early Childhood, students learn the different components of curriculum planning and start to create their own lesson plans.  Following the first 7-9 weeks, the students will be assigned an off campus location in their home community to complete an observational and practical hands-on experience by assisting in a local childcare facility, preschool, or local school.  At the completion of the school year, the students will have gain at least 2 different clinical experiences which lead to a Level 1 Certification.  In addition to the Level 1 Certification, the students will have training with SIDS, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and State Mandated Reporting

*Students must have a current physical, a two-step TB skin test, and reliable transportation to get to and from their clinical locations

 

Advanced Teaching Methods (ADVANCE)

Grade 12

                                      

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Foundations of Teaching, with a C grade or better.

The Advanced Teaching Methods program is available to those returning seniors who wish to continue exploding the components of the educational field.  Topics discussed throughout the second year will include the history and philosophy of early childhood, child guidance and observation, diversity in the classroom, as well educational theories dealing with older students.  The students will continue writing lesson plans that are more in-depth and with more details in order to bring those plans to their clinical locations. Following the first 4-5 weeks, the students will be assigned an off campus location in their home community to complete an observational and practical hands-on experience by assisting in a local childcare facility, preschool, or local school.  The students will be given the option of continuing in the same observational class for entire year to gain insight into the development of children for an entire school year. 

*Students must have a current physical and reliable transportation to get to and from their clinical locations