ED101 3 credits
Introduction to Observation and Experience
Introduces the role and work of instructional assistants through casework and weekly field trips. Provides students direct experience with educational settings and opportunities to examine the attitudes and work habits which influence job effectiveness and satisfaction.
ED113 3 credits
Instructional Strategies in Language Arts and Reading
Introduces students to the reading process as well as the skills and techniques used in providing supplemental reading instruction to elementary-aged students. Focuses on teaching reading for meaning through the use of the four cueing systems of comprehension strategies, developing sight and meaning vocabulary, connecting reading and writing, and understanding appropriate uses of graphophonics.
ED114 3 credits
Instructional Strategies in Math and Science
Prepares educators to help children learn specific mathematical content (facts, skills, concepts), apply mathematical ideas to solve problems, and to foster a positive attitude toward mathematics. Concepts include patterns, estimation, graphing, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions.
ED120 1 credit
Introduces basic skills in leadership and cultural systems awareness. Assists students in developing a personal leadership philosophy; conceiving and articulating a vision; using logic and creativity in decision making; learning about time and resources management; conducting effective meetings; and empowering and delegating. Course is mandatory for student government members, Rogue Ambassadors, and OLI members.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores.
ED121 1 credit
Provides training in group dynamics, leadership, decision making, group goals, and goal structures. Enrollment is limited to student government members, Rogue Ambassadors, and OLI members.
ED122 1 credit
Selected projects are provided to teams of students that will require the use of effective leadership and management skills to achieve success. Special attention is given to assessing and providing students meaningful coaching and feedback on their use of key leadership and management skills. Enrollment is limited to student government members, Rogue Ambassadors, and OLI members.
ED125 13 credits
Provides techniques for assisting adult students with basic communication and computational skills. Includes practice in tutoring adults in reading, writing, math, or English as a Second Language.
Prerequisite: RD30 or designated placement test score.
ED130 3 credits
Comprehensive Classroom Management
Provides current theory and methodology for managing small and large groups of students effectively so that students choose to be productively involved in instructional activities. The four focus areas are understanding students’ personal/psychological and learning needs; establishing positive teacher-student relationships; implementing instructional methods that facilitate optimal learning; and using organizational and group management methods that maximize on-task student behavior.
ED131 3 credits
Applied Learning Theory
Examines the principles of teaching and training with emphasis on applying adult learning theory. Focus will be on designing and evaluating learning outcomes. Designed for computer science informatics majors or students with strong content area knowledge who have little background in adult learning theory and its application to teaching and training.
Prerequisite: WR121; SP111 recommended.
ED132 3 credits
Introduces students to the uses and limitations of evaluation in the classroom, including grades, curves, and measurement of achievement.
ED165 3 credits
Explores child growth and development from the prenatal period through middle childhood. Course may include an online component.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR115 or designated placement test scores.
ED169 3 credits
Overview of Students with Special Needs
Covers the handicapping and medical conditions that teachers in the public and private sector must be able to recognize and understand in order to plan accordingly. These conditions include learning disabled, mentally retarded, severely emotionally disturbed, speech and language impaired, autism, traumatic brain injuries, Tourette's syndrome, and attention deficit disorder. At-risk youth will also be covered.
ED170 2 credits
Provides supervised teaching of children in a variety of classrooms (one credit per term). The student will be assigned to a different site for each practicum credit. Criminal history check required as students will be in early childhood or elementary school settings. Course includes an online component.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR115 or designated placement test scores; ECE125, ECE161, ECE163 or ED165.
ED199 Variable credit
Special Studies: Education
Presents special topics of study in education through workshop, seminar, research, and/or independent study formats. Content varies according to department needs and demand.
ED212 3 credits
Schools and Society
Provides an overview of public education in the United States today. Contemporary purposes and practices in relation to historical trends and philosophical issues will be explored. Organization, financing, and operation of local school districts will be discussed.
ED213 3 credits
Advanced Instructional Techniques in Language Arts
Prepares students to use a variety of instructional strategies that build upon the foundations of reading developed in ED113. Students will compare and contrast current instructional strategies and explore the interactive nature of language, reading, writing, and spelling.
ED214 3 credits
Advanced Instructional Techniques in Math and Science
Prepares students to use a variety of instructional strategies that build upon the foundations of math in ED114. Explores manipulative math across the curriculum as well as operations with rational numbers, probability, geometry, measurement, time, and money.
ED258 3 credits
Covers the philosophy, activities, and materials used in developing a culturally sensitive multicultural classroom and curriculum.
ED259 3 credits
Foundations of Education
Investigates the historical, social, legal and philosophical foundations of education. It provides an overview of the structure and contemporary issues of the American education system, and explores the roles and ethical considerations of the education profession. Course may include an online component.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR115 or designated placement test scores.
ED266 3 credits
Current Issues in Special Education
Explores current issues in special education such as current philosophical frameworks, legislative changes, emerging conditions, and technological advances.
ED268 3 credits
Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
Covers the theory, techniques, services, and funding for working with disabled students.
ED280 Variable credit
Cooperative Work Experience/Education
Provides work-related experience and study in selected occupational environments.
ED282 3 credits
Community College Teaching
Assists new, continuing, or adjunct instructors in developing and refining the skills necessary to apply successful strategies in a community college learning environment. Addresses shifting paradigms in teaching/learning. Includes learning outcomes, assessment strategies, brain-based teaching, and student-centered instruction. Includes the role of community colleges and the resources and structure for teaching at RCC.
Prerequisite: WR121 or approval of instructor.