Teaching in a Diverse Society - EDU 204 at Northern Virginia Community College


Effective: 2022-05-01

Course Description

Examines how personal and professional identities, positioning, and intersectional positionalities, values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors impact teaching and learning. Develops an understanding of similar and unique characteristics of PreK-12 students and their families, including culture, race, ethnicity, religion, language and learning abilities, gender socializations and sexual orientation. This course requires a practicum with a minimum of 20 hours of observation in a K-12 setting.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

EDU 204 broadens prospective teachers' exposure to ways of thinking, understanding, and interacting with students and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: EDU 200.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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