Education (EDUC) Courses

EDUC3050 How We Learn: An Introduction to Teaching

This course is designed for the student who is considering a career that includes classroom teaching. Through course readings, discussion and activities, students examine the interactive nature of teaching and learning in which the teacher/trainer proactively acts to support students and their learning. Emphasis is on knowing how people learn and the use of this knowledge to support student learning and design effective learning environments. Another theme of this course is the importance of teachers knowing their students and how students’ backgrounds, learning styles and challenges affect teaching and learning. Research-based strategies and examples of lesson design, student accommodations and modifications are presented.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC3100 Critical Issues in American Education

This course is designed for students who are considering teaching and/or for students who are interested in exploring some of the major issues that impact American schools today. Through a combination of research, discussion and debate, students learn about topics that are impacting education today, such as Common Core Standards, high-stakes testing, vocational education and online learning. Students look closely at issues from multiple perspectives, and through that process, begin to build a foundation for their own beliefs about education and gain understanding about the complex systems we call American education.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours