Archives

Education Trends

This course evaluates the American educational systems historical and global education issues and how they impact society. The focus is on the study of social issues related to educational trends. Special emphasis is placed on addressing community needs and producing civically-engaged students. Students learn how to reflect on personal views regarding critical trends in education explaining how these views relate to the world around them.

Hot Topics in Education 1

This course broadens student knowledge through selected topics and issues pertaining to education. Topics may include: learning experiences, legal and ethical issues, literacy, special needs, trends in education, and new practices. Lab Fee

Hot Topics in Education 2

This course broadens student knowledge through selected topics and issues pertaining to education. Topics may include: learning experiences, legal and ethical issues, literacy, special needs, trends in education, and new practices. Lab Fee

College Teaching Internship 1

Students will need to successfully pass a criminal background check and a State of Michigan Department of Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry (CANR) according to College and Department policy. This unpaid internship is intended to introduce students to the workings of a college and development of knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective educator in higher education. Activities include attendance at a College Board meeting, design of a course and syllabi, selection of instructional materials, interviewing strategies, resume writing, and rotations with college faculty including teaching demos.

College Teaching Internship 2

Students will need to successfully pass a criminal background check and a State of Michigan Department of Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry (CANR) according to College and Department policy. This unpaid internship intends to continue the student’s experience from EDUC 250 and will include activities such as videotaping of a class demonstration; being able to distinguish between the roles of adjuncts and full-time faculty; technology training (including distant learning); attendance at an external college board meeting; rotations in academic advising; open entry/open exit modalities; and learning about effective instruction.

Field Experience 1

Students will need to successfully pass a criminal background check and a State of Michigan Department of Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry (CANR) according to College and Department policy. This course provides an opportunity for the student interested in the profession of teaching to gain experience in a local school system.

Field Experience 2

Students will need to successfully pass a criminal background check and a State of Michigan Department of Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry (CANR) according to College and Department policy. This course provides an opportunity for the student interested in the profession of teaching to gain experience in a local school system.

Engineering Design

A course in creative problem solving and its uses in the design and development of new products and tools. Topics will include creative thinking, problem identification, ideation, product development, design refinement, product design, tool design, documentation, and communication of design ideas. [32-48-80] Lab Fee

Early Childhood Health, Safety, and Nutrition

This course introduces students to health, safety, and nutrition issues and practices in child care centers and homes (including universal health precautions, community health, and the respective legal implications). Students will study the eating practices and nutrition of young children and the implication they play in promoting healthy physical, social, language, and cognitive development. Emphasis will be placed on preventing communicable diseases and providing safe environments. This course is based on NAEYC standards of child development practices. Each student will be required to spend 2-4 clock hours completing field experience outside of scheduled class times which may include working with young children, families, and early childhood professionals. Lab Fee

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

This course introduces students to various theories and philosophies of child care, developmentally-appropriate practice, and the CDA functional areas. The critical periods of growth and development for children ages newborn to eight are emphasized.