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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 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 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 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
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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 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 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
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 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