The Education Pathway is designed for students who have an interest in becoming a teacher. Students will be exposed to the various elements of teaching and learning. Students will engage in and develop beginning educator’s knowledge and skills as they pertain to the learner, learning environment, pedagogy, and professionalism.
Recommended Course Sequence:
- Introduction to Teaching and Learning for Future Educators
- Principles of Teaching and Learning for Future Educators
- Exploring Childhood / PreSchool Lab
- Capstone: District Internship or Dual Enrollment in an Education course
- Optional: Young Adult Literature
INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR FUTURE EDUCATORS (FC9079) 0.5 credit
This course will engage prospective education majors in topics related to teaching and learning. This course introduces future educators to the historical, psychological, curricular, and sociological forces within school classrooms.
PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR FUTURE EDUCATORS (FC9099) 0.5 credit
This course will be a continuation of the first course, Introduction to Teaching and Learning for Future Educators. Students will move from the historical and psychological perspectives to practical application. Students will practice writing lesson plans, develop classroom management plans, explore various teaching strategies, create a variety of assessments, tailor lessons to diverse learners, and incorporate reflective teaching methods.
EXPLORING CHILDHOOD / PRESCHOOL LAB (FC9049) 1.0 credit
If you enjoy working with children or want to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education, this is the course for you. This program provides an opportunity to study the development of children three through five years old. The student will participate in observing, interacting, planning activities and teaching in a lab preschool program. Administration reserves the right to deny enrollment due to behavioral issues. Note: This course can be taken multiple times for advanced study of the subject.
DISTRICT INTERNSHIP (BU9259)
The BASD Internship Program is intended to provide upperclassmen with opportunities to participate in on-site or off-site experiences related to their career goal. Through this program students will interact with, observe, and assist individuals who are employed in an occupation.
BASD is partnering with local colleges and universities to provide students the opportunity to take and earn college credit for an entry level education course prior to embarking on his/her post-secondary education.
YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE (EN9179) 0.5 credit
Students read and familiarize themselves with the growing body of literature/genres written for and marketed to adolescents including literature that focuses on diverse cultures. Students will read and discuss books related to gender, difference, cultural diversity. Topics will include dystopic visions, friendship, coming of age, technology, and a range of other social and psychological themes.