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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 ESL 13.
3 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 200 Detailed Outline
EDU 207 - Human Growth and Development
Provides an overview of the physical, intellectual, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development of human beings from birth to adolescence. Emphasizes how hereditary and environmental influences impact the development of the whole child.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EDU 207 Detailed Outline
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 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 235 Detailed Outline
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 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 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 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