Apr 24, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

EDU 150 - Discover Teaching


Course Description: A seminar class exploring teaching and learning with a practical school-based experience for students considering a career in education. Intended to help students decide if they wish to pursue a career in teaching, the course integrates readings, class discussions, weekly field experiences, current educational videos, film clips, and other media to closely examine the world of education. Seminar topics provide an overview of the historical and theoretical foundations of education with an examination of facing schools in today’s diverse society including socio-economic distinctions, gender, race, ethnicity, special education, the changing standards for future educators, ethics, technology, and other significant issues related to educators and students involved in K-12 education.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Social Science.
Note(s): This course requires a three-hour-a-week college-approved Service-Learning placement. In order for a student to be eligible to participate in an academic, community or clinical program that involves potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, the elderly, or other vulnerable populations, the student may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI)

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Participate in two hour a week Service Learning Placement and evaluate the experiences and discuss with the class if the experience affirmed the decision to become a teacher and discuss the professional requirements of becoming a licensed teacher.
  • Discuss and name the seven teaching competencies qualities of an effective teacher and analyze personal teaching style to self-assess competencies and qualities.
  • Write a five-page Philosophy of Education using the ECE REACH Conceptual Framework in alignment with the NAEYC grading rubric. 
  • Interview a teacher and discuss current social issues, the NAEYC Ethical Code of Conduct for Teachers, and working in today’s diverse society (gender issues, race, socio-economic distinctions, etc..) and present your findings to the class.

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