*I graduated from Fremont High School in the spring of 2003 with an academic honors diploma.
*I started Manchester College in the fall of 2003. I began majoring in Elementary Education, but during my sophomore year added Mild Interventions to the picture!
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
An introduction to the role of the teacher as a professional. Content includes: professional development, decision-making, effective teaching, family involvement, culture of and in schools, professional standards, collaboration, and teachers as lifelong learners.
130 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD
An introduction to early childhood education by studying the history, theory, and characteristics of various programs for young children. Also examines the parent-teacher-child relationship.
206 FOUNDATIONS OF EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS
An introduction to 13 areas of exceptionality with concentration on characteristics, etiology, treatment, and implication for educational programming.
223 CHILD DEVELOPMENT
A study into the physiological, intellectual, sociological, and psychological factors influencing the child from the time of conception to puberty.
235 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Application of theories of learning. Content develops an awareness of the growth and development of learners from early childhood through adolescence.
251 CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
The study and practice of skills and processes for effective conflict resolution and mediation in elementary schools.
263 LEARNERS WITH MILD DISABILITIES
An in-depth study of the characteristics and causes of mental retardation, including the psychological, physiological, environmental, and cultural factors.
301 CORRECTIVE READING
Study of the informal and formal assessment of children's reading disabilities, uses and interpretation of standardized and teacher constructed tests, and remedial techniques. Includes tutoring experience in diagnosis and correction.
315 MILD INTERVENTIONS: STRATEGIES FOR INSTRUCTION
Examination of curriculum, effective teaching methods, and materials appropriate to teach learners with mild disabilities.
319 SCIENCE METHODS
The study of curriculum, methods, computer applications, materials, and assessment for the elementary school natural and social science programs. Taken as part of the Elementary Methods Block, where field experiences are a required component.
331 SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS
The study of the curriculum, methods, and materials used to teach young children. Field experience in preschool or kindergarten is required.
340 LITERACY BLOCK
Integrated study of the language arts. Emergence and development of listening, speech writing, and reading, including word recognition and comprehension strategies. Includes the evaluation and use of instructional and recreational reading materials, methods, curriculum, assessment, and computer applications. Requires participation in school classrooms and wide reading in children's literature.
350 EVALUATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MILD INTERVENTIONS
Informal and formal testing, individual educational programs, classroom management and organization to meet the educational needs of learners.
360 CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
The study of current model of classroom discipline and techniques to manage individual and group behavior.
410 TEACHER IN TODAY'S SCHOOL
An examination of critical issues facing teachers in today's schools. Topics are variable but will include classroom management, conflict resolution, and legal rights and responsibilities of teachers. Taken concurrently with student teaching.
mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher
demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." -- William Arthur Ward