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Education (EDU)

This program is designed for students planning to complete a baccalaureate program in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education.  Students who are interested in Early Childhood Education should refer to our Early Childhood Education Program.  Students interested in a career teaching Physical Education should refer to our Physical Education Program.

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Education Faculty

 


Taiebeh Hosseinali, Education

 Adjunct Faculty

Linda Chriswell (Jacksonville)
Stephani Merano (Litchfield)

Staff

 
Suzanna Merrick, Education Field Experience Coordinator

 

  

Adjunct Faculty 

Springfield  Jacksonville Taylorville
Linda Chriswell  

 

Associates Degree in Elementary Education

Program Information:
• Designed for students planning to complete a baccalaureate program in Elementary Education
• Students who complete this degree are interested in pursuing careers as elementary teachers in public/private schools.
• The grade level focus ranges from early childhood (pre-K) through junior high school
• Students planning to transfer are recommended to verify senior-institution requirements, which may vary.
• It is strongly recommended that all students successfully complete the ITBS before continuing to a senior institution.
• EDU 201 includes 30 hours (1 credit hour) of pre-clinical observation.

Elementary teachers establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order. They observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health. Elementary teachers prepare materials and classrooms for class activities. They adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Elementary teachers instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods. They establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects and communicate those objectives to students. Elementary teachers assign and grade class work and homework. They confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems. They meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs. They must maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations. Elementary teachers use computers, audio-visual aids and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations. They collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation and revision of elementary school programs. They prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration. Elementary teachers attend professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. They plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities and guide students in learning from those activities. Elementary teachers attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required. They select, store, order, issue and inventory classroom equipment, materials and supplies.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of an Associates Degree in Elementary Education, a student shall be abel to
  • explain the major concepts, methods of inquiry, and structures of the discipline that creates learning experiences that make the content meaningful to all students.
  • describe how individuals grow, develop and learn and provide learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social and personal development of all students.
  • identify how students differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  • carry out instructional planning and design instruction based upon knowledge of the discipline, students, the community and curriculum goals.
  • describe individual and group motivation and behavior and  create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  • use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students’ development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  • use effective written, verbal, nonverbal, and visual communication techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  • describe various formal and informal assessment strategies and use them to support the continuous development of all students.
  • explain the role of the community in education and develop and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and the community to support student learning and well-being.
  • demonstrate that a teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates how choices and actions affect students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community and actively seeks opportunities to grow professionally.
  • demonstrate knowledge of education as a profession, maintain standards of professional conduct and provide leadership to improve student learning and well-being.

Associates Degree in Secondary Education

Program Information:
• Designed for students planning to complete a baccalaureate program in Elementary Education.
• Students who intend to teach high school should be aware that secondary education usually requires a major in a subject matter discipline (for example: English, Music, History, etc.)
• Students planning to transfer are recommended to verify senior institution requirements, which may vary.
• It is strongly recommended that all students successfully complete the ITBS before continuing to a senior institution.
• EDU 201 includes 30 hours (1 credit hour) of pre-clinical observation.

 
Secondary teachers establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible. They observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. They adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Secondary teachers instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. They establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students. Secondary teachers assign and grade class work and homework. They confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems. They meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs. They must maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations. Secondary teachers use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations. They collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of secondary school programs. They, also, prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration. Secondary teachers attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. They plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities. Secondary teachers attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required. They, also, select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of an associates degree in secondary education, a student shall be able to:
  • identify the key facts and issues needed to understand the role and function of education in today's society.
  • describe the psychological principles required to be an effective teacher.
  • explain the dynamics inherent in education at all levels.
  • interpret and use written, oral, visual and electronic education materials.
  • demonstrate the communication skills essential for effective teaching.
  • interact effectively with parents, teachers and peers.
  • demonstrate key personal characteristics essential to good teaching.
  • demonstrate positive work ethic.
  • demonstrate human values demanded of successful teachers.

AAT in Special Education

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