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College Catalog: Course Listings: Education

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 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. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 24 credits of transfer courses.
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 per week.
Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level.
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