I Graduated from National Trail High School, New Paris, Ohio in the spring of 2002. I started attending Manchester College in the fall of 2002 seeking a degree in Elementary Education. Below is a list and description of the Education classes I have taken or will take at Manchester College.
Elementary Education Classes:
111 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. Field experience required. Required for all teacher certification programs.
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. Field experience is required.
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. Field experience is required.
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.
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.
319 NATURAL SCIENCE/SOCIAL 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 EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND 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.
360 CLASSROOM BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT: The study of current models of classroom discipline and techniques to manage individual and group behavior. Taken as part of the Methods Block. Field experience required.
410 THE 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.
474 EARLY AND MIDDLE CHILDHOOD STUDENT TEACHING: Full-time teaching experiences in the public schools. Initial experiences include observing the classroom teacher and working with small groups. These experiences are gradually expanded until the student is in complete charge of the learning experiences of an elementary school classroom. Taken as a part of the Professional Term in elementary education.
General Education Classes:
English/Language Arts/Communications Humanities/Philosophy/Arts
Foundations of Human Communication Experiencing the Arts
Writing Through Literature Introduction to the Old Testament
Creative Dramatics Introduction to Philosophy
Expository and Critical Writing Elementary Art Techniques
Essential Skills in Music
Sciences/Social Sciences Shades of Blue
Physical Science Mathematics
Introduction to Psychology Math for Elementary Teachers I
Introduction to Sociology Math for Elementary Teachers II
Cultural Anthropology Math for Elementary Teachers III
Descriptive Astronomy History
Health/Physical Education American History
Teaching Fundamental Movements Cultural/Critical Connections
You and Fitness Narrative Eye
Bowling Spanish I
Introduction to Wellness
Foundations of Physical Education
Principles of Coaching