EDU Education

 

EDU 188 - Practicum I 1 Credit
Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the education facility and with the direct guidance of the instructor. 
(Contact hours - 30)
Corequisite: EDU 221

EDU 221 – Introduction to Education 3 credits
Focuses on the historical, social, political, philosophical, cultural and economic forces that shape the United States public school system. Includes current issues of educational reform, technology as it relates to education and considerations related to becoming a teacher in the state of Colorado. Special interest will be paid to the topic of diversity in the K-12 school system. 
(Contact hours - 45)
Corequisite: EDU 188

EDU 234 - Multicultural Education 3 Credits
Focuses on the need to recognize and understand the similarities and differences among people and develop a respect for all individuals and groups. Assists teachers to recognize the special learning needs of children from different racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic groups and to encourage teachers to integrate multicultural/diversity teaching into the school curriculum. 
(Contact hours - 45)

EDU 240 - Teaching the Exceptional Learner 3 Credits
Focuses on the individual differences and modifications that are necessary in the educational practices of the exceptional learner. Incorporates an additional 10-hour 0-credit, pre-professional, supervised, field based experience. Together with this experience, a portfolio and field experience reflective journal is required of all students.(Contact hours – 45)
Prerequisite: EDU 221 & EDU 188 Corequisite: EDU 288

EDU 250 - CTE in Colorado 1 Credit (for CTE Credentialing only)
Explores common elements of Career and Technical Education philosophy and current practices. It details the philosophy of Career and Technical Education (CTE), the federal Carl D. Perkins legislation and related guidelines for CTE, the Colorado Technical Act, national and state regulatory agencies, the CCCS program approval process, enrollment management and advising strategies, relevant local and national issues, and quality assurance principles. 
(Contact hours - 15)

EDU 260 - Adult Learning & Teaching 3 Credits (for CTE Credentialing only)
Examines the philosophy of community colleges and/or secondary schools and the roles and responsibilities of the faculty member within the college/school community.  Introduces basic instructional theories and applications, with particular emphasis on adult learners.  Includes syllabus development, learning goals and outcomes, and lesson plans.  Emphasizes teaching to a diverse student body, classroom management, assessment and instructional technology. 
(Contact hours - 45) 

EDU 261 - Teaching, Learning and Technology 3 Credits
Prepares students to integrate technology into their teaching curriculum. Enables the student to design educational and training materials incorporating instructional technology. Explores a variety of technologies, including the computer, Internet, multimedia, graphics, audio, and text with an emphasis on increasing learning through their use. Examines combining technology with a variety of instructional methodologies. (Contact hours 45)

EDU 288 - Practicum II 3 Credits
Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the education facility and with the direct guidance of the instructor.
Prerequisite: EDU 221 & EDU 188 Corequisite: EDU 240


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