Education (EDU) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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EDU 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EDU 100 - Introduction to Education
Provides an overview of teaching as a career with orientation to theories, practices, responsibilities, guidelines, current trends and issues in education.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
EDU 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EDU 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EDU 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EDU 200 - Introduction to Teaching As a Profession
Provides an orientation to the teaching profession in Virginia, including historical perspectives, current issues, and future trends in education on the national and state levels. Emphasizes information about teacher licensure examinations, steps to certification, teacher preparation and induction programs, and attention to critical shortage areas in Virginia. Includes supervised field placement (recommended: 40 clock hours) in a K-12 school. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 24 credits of transfer courses.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 235 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education
Focuses on the health and developmental needs of children and the methods by which these needs are met. Emphasizes positive health, hygiene, nutrition and feeding routines, childhood diseases, and safety issues. Emphasizes supporting the mental and physical well being of children, as well as procedures for reporting child abuse.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level.
3 credits
EDU 254 - Teaching Basic Academic Skills to Exceptional Children
Develops competencies required to teach readiness and basic skills to children with special needs in private or public school settings. Includes the preparation of lesson plans, instructional units, and individualized Education Programs (IEP's). Includes child abuse recognition and intervention training. Emphasizes exceptionalities for students ages 2-21 under Public Law 94-142. Familiarizes students with the indicators of effective teaching.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 280 - Technology Standards for Teachers
Provides K-12 classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill the Commonwealth of Virginia's Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel. Certification is dependent on the supervisor's or employer's approval. Pre-requisite of ITE 115 or instructor approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 287 - Instructional Design for Online Learning
Prepares educators to design online courses that encourage active learning and student participation. Focuses on instructional design practices including the development of content tied to learning objectives and a peer-based approach to evaluating courses.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EDU 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits