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EDU 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EDU 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
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 96 - 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 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EDU 98 - 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
EDU 99 - 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 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 114 - Driver Task Analysis
Introduces the "driver task" as related to the highway transportation system and factors that influences performance ability. Prepares students so they may be eligible to take certification exams for driving school instructors in both public and private schools.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Must be eligible for ENG 03 and 05 or ESL 13.
3 credits
EDU 156 - Single Parent Families
Discusses issues surrounding single-parent families and the causal factor including: separation, divorce, death, and teenage pregnancies. Explores the effects on both the parent and the child. Familiarizes students with services available in the community which support the single-parent family.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EDU 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 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 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EDU 198 - 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
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.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Successful completion of 24 credits of transfer courses or departmental approval for students accepted into Virginia's Teachers for Tomorrow program.
3 credits
EDU 214 - Instructional Principles of Driver Education
Analyzes rules and regulations that govern the conduct of Driver Education programs with special emphasis on organization and administration. Includes uses in the classroom, driving range and on the street. Prepares students so they may be eligible to take the state certification exam in driver education. Prerequisite: EDU 114.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 220 - Teaching Reading
Provides instruction in concepts and strategies involved in teaching reading at the K-12 levels. Includes topics on literacy and components and development, various reading programs, technology integration, and assessment tools. May include field placement in a K-12 school.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 225 - Audiovisual Materials and Computer Software
Prepares students to construct graphic teaching aids, to select and develop materials for instructional support, to operate, maintain and use audiovisual equipment used in the classroom.
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. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 247 - Adult Indep. Living and Voca. Skills for Disabled
Emphasizes skills required to develop competencies in teaching developmentally disabled individuals ages 16 and older in vocational training settings. Develops competencies related to teaching independent living and mobility skills, occupational behavior skills, and job task performance skills.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
EDU 250 - Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
Presents an overview, history, and current philosophy of the developmental disabilities program. Provides descriptions and examines causes of developmental disabilities, identifies intervention strategies, promotes social and legal advocacy, explores employment and career opportunities. Laboratory experiences include a minimum of ten hours of observation of work settings.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 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 255 - Behavior Modification in School and Community Settings
Presents basic principles of behavior modification and behavioral learning theory. Promotes skills in pinpointing, observing, and recording human behavior. Includes learning objectives that address attitude, knowledge, and mental and physical skill competencies needed for implementing behavioral programs.
4 Credits. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
EDU 270 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Explores the nature of autism and related developmental disorders. Details and discusses current evaluation and assessment measures in ASD. Discusses current intervention strategies and their implementation in the school setting. Part I of III.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 271 - Methodologies and Curriculum Development for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Details current methodologies used when treating and teaching students with ASD. Emphasizes evidence based intervention strategies such as Assessment of Basic Learning and Language Skills (ABLLS), Verbal Behavior, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and the use of visual schedules. Part II of III. Prerequisite: EDU 270.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 272 - Methods for Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the School Setting
Discusses effective socialization and behavior management strategies specific to ASD. Presents strategies to promote social skill development and generalization. Demonstrates mastery of assessment and data collection with emphasis on functional behavior. Student will assist a classroom teacher to develop social or behavioral intervention strategies for an ASD child. Part III of III. Prerequisite: EDU 271.
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 285 - Teaching Online Program (TOP)
Instructs educators in the method and practice for delivery of online course content. Includes instructional technology and instructional design theory and practice, with skills and strategies that educators will use to engage students and create a collaborative online environment.
Prerequisite: Proficient working knowledge of the current VCCS online course delivery system. Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 286 - Multimedia for Online Distance and E-learning (MODEL)
Provides students an opportunity to identify, create, and implement multimedia in an e-learning course. Covers an introduction to multimedia, the ASSURE model of instructional design, various media formats, screen design and user friendliness, storyboards and storyboard development, multimedia development, assessment creation, and incorporating multimedia into Blackboard.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 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 288 - Engaging Online Learners with Web 2.0 Applications (ENROLL 2.0)
Introduces learners to the fundamentals of using various Web 2.0 applications in order to conduct and manage an online classroom in a manner that promotes student engagement and learning.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 289 - Learning on the Go (LoGo)
Provides introduction to the fundamentals of implementing mobile technologies in the online teaching and learning environment. Focuses on increasing student engagement using mobile technologies and includes an overview of mobile learning, common applications, researching and applying mobile learning, developing content and materials to be used with mobile devices, assessing in the mobile learning environment, social media, productivity, and a self-reflection.
Credits - 3. Lecture - 3 hours per week. Total Contact - 3 hours per week.
EDU 287 or equivalent
3 credits
EDU 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EDU 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 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 296 - 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 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 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
EDU 299 - 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