A grade of “C” or higher must be acheived in all required education courses to earn the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree.
EDU 220 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society 3-0-3
This course is designed to examine educational practice from diverse historical, philosophical, sociological, economic, and legal perspectives. The course will address issues of educational equity, sociocultural influences on teaching and learning, and how teachers and schools can contribute to interpersonal and intercultural understanding and respect, social justice, and democratic citizenship. Students will explore the nature of school environments, the fundamental goals of education in the American public school, English Language Learners, the relationship between school and a diverse society, the organization of school curricula, and characteristics of effective schools and instruction in grades P-12. Prerequisite: LAL101.
EDU 225 Teaching Profession with Field Experience 2-2-3
This course includes an introductory, minimum 30 hours of school field experience in accredited P-12 classroom(s) that provide opportunities to observe and contribute to teaching and learning. This course allows preservice teachers to connect firsthand school experience with an emerging professional knowledge base. The course develops professional knowledge of diverse educational settings through observation, instruction, experience, and reflection. This course is designed to assist students in determining if a career in teaching is an appropriate goal. Requirements for teacher preparation and certification are reviewed. Prerequisites: LAL 101 and EDU 220.
EDU 233: Multicultural Education 3-0-3
This course is designed to examine the multicultural context of education and prepare students to understand and teach learners from diverse backgrounds, with diverse characteristics, and with differing social identities. The course will address issues of educational equity, sociocultural influences on teaching and learning, and how teachers and schools can contribute to interpersonal and intercultural understanding and respect, social justice, and democratic citizenship. Prerequisite: LAL101.
EDU 235 Educational Technology 3-0-3
In this course students will learn how to integrate instructional technology into P-12 classrooms. Students will study a variety of software programs, presentation technology, telecommunication tools, and assistive technology. The focus will also be on social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology. Prerequisite: LAL101. Pre- or corequisite: EDU220.
EDU 242 Education of Exceptional Learners 3-0-3
This survey course is an introduction to exceptional learners and their education in grades P-12. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics of people with special needs in addition to strategies of educating and including all learners in general education and special education settings. Students will research and discuss complex issues related to compliance with state and federal education laws, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as learn to navigate special education processes, such as referral, eligibility, reevaluation, and IEPs. This course requires a 15-hour special education field experience component. Prerequisite: EDU220.
EDU 245 Educational Psychology 3-0-3
This course is designed to help students relate theories and principles of educational psychology to teaching, learning, and assessment. This course focuses on the diversity of learners and learning processes, as well as teacher characteristics, classroom strategies, and data analysis in P-12 classrooms. Appropriate strategies for increasing motivation, multi-dimensional development, and academic achievement for all learners are introduced. Prerequisites: PSY101 and LAL101.
EDU 295 Education Capstone 1-0-1
This course serves as a capstone course for the MACC Associate of Arts in Teaching. Students will prepare their portfolio for evaluation and transfer to one or more target institutions. Students will finalize their transfer plans and will take the MoGEA exam. This course must be taken in the semester of graduation. Prerequisite: EDU245.