I graduated from Wawasee High School in May of 2004. While there I joined many groups and participated in a few sports. I was in Future Educators of America for two years and was an officer both years. I was also a participant in Cadet teaching, which I did for six trimesters. I participated in our swim team for nine years and was on the track teem for two years. After graduation I decided to come to Manchester College to get my education degree.
While at Manchester I have taken many education courses as well as many liberal arts classes. Next Jan Term I will be going to Hawaii to experience a whole different American Culture. I can not wait! While there I will be learning about the different psychology process that their culture may have different from us. This will tie in with my psychology minor.
Courses Taken at Manchester College
Elementary General Course Content
EDUC 111 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING 3 hours
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. Fall. January. Spring.
EDUC 206 FOUNDATIONS OF EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS 3 hours
An introduction to 13 areas of exceptionality with concentration on characteristics, etiology,
treatment and implication for educational programming. Fall.
EDUC 223 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3 hours
A study of the physiological, intellectual, sociological, and psychological factors influencing
the child from the time of conception to puberty. Field experience is required. Spring.
EDUC 235 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (W) 2 hours
Application of theories of learning. Content develops an awareness of the growth and development
of learners from early childhood through adolescence. May require field
experiences. Prerequisites: EDUC 111; ENG 110. Fall. Spring.
EDUC 340 LITERACY BLOCK 8 hours
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. Prerequisite: EDUC 235. Spring.
MATH 101 MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS I 3 hours
A course designed especially for the teacher of elementary school mathematics. Topics
include; problem solving, sets, logic, functions, numeration systems, computational
algorithms, rational and irrational numbers, and number theory. Prerequisite: Placement. Fall.
MATH 102 MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II 3 hours
Topics include: proportional reasoning, percent, descriptive statistics, probability, intuitive
geometry, transformational geometry, and measurement. Prerequisite: MATH 101 or consent
of instructor. Spring. GE-D.
MUS 211 ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN MUSIC 2 hours
Basic instruction in music fundamentals including symbols, terms, and notation. Skill is
developed in reading and performing melodies typical of those found in elementary level
music textbooks. Students will learn methods of teaching basic music concepts and rote
songs through demonstration teaching in the College classroom. This course is for
elementary education majors and is not open to music majors. Includes a one-hour lab for
directed practice on instruments.
ART 216 ELEMENTARY ARTS AND CRAFTS 3 hours
A companion course to ART 205 with emphasis placed on the construction and application
of various craft media to the elementary and junior high/middle schools. There is further
study of the art curriculum and its relationship to the total curriculum of the elementary and
junior high/middle schools.
COMM 308 CREATIVE DRAMATICS 2 hours
How one draws out and channels creativity in children and adults by using such methods as
pantomime, improvisation, movement activities, and improvised story dramatization. The
course is for elementary and secondary teachers, camp counselors, and park or playground
supervisors. Fall. Spring.
111 FIRST AID 1 hour
The principles and procedures of standard first aid and infant and child CPR are covered.
Students will combine theoretical and practical work to gain Red Cross certifications. In
addition, preventive injury concepts and introductory taping and wrapping techniques will be
presented. Fall. Spring.
301 TEACHING FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES 3 hours
Methods for teaching fundamental motor skills and developmentally appropriate physical
education activities based on the needs, interest, and characteristics of the elementary school
child are stressed within an interdisciplinary content. Concurrent enrollment with HPE 350
(waived for elementary education majors). Prerequisite: HPE 206, 260, and successful
completion of Praxis I (elementary education majors exempted from all prerequisites). Fall.
COMM 110 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION 3 hours
Examines a broad variety of communication contexts focusing both on the theoretical
foundations and the development of communication skills. The course covers the definition
and models of communication, including basic concepts such as the speaker, the listener, and
the message. The course also addresses mediating variables that affect communication across
contexts, such as gender and culture. Finally, the course demonstrates how to communicate
effectively in various settings, including interpersonal, group, public, and mediated
communication. Fall. Spring. GE-C.
ENG 110 WRITING THROUGH LITERATURE 3 hours
Selected readings from diverse literatures, representing different modes, genres, and cultural
traditions, integrated with extensive practice in expository and analytical writings. Includes
practice in research and documentation. Emphasis will be placed upon critical reading and
thinking and clear, focused writing. Students may be assigned to the Writing Center upon
recommendation of the English Department. Fall. January. Spring. GE-B.
ENG 364 EXPOSITORY AND CRITICAL WRITING 3 hours
The theory and practice of clear, accurate exposition and of writing that evaluates as well as
presents. Within this framework, the student is encouraged to follow personal interests and to
develop a personal style. Fall. January. Spring.
HIST 101 DEVELOPMENT OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 4 hours
A one-semester survey of Western civilization from the birth of Europe to the 20th century.
The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with the most significant social, political,
and cultural forces that have shaped Western humankind. Fall. Spring. GE-E.
HIST 215 AMERICAN HISTORY: 1865 TO THE PRESENT 4 hours
A continuation of HIST 214. The rise of the industrial state, the emergence of the United
States as a world power, and social trends and reform movements. Spring.
PE 100 INTRODUCTION TO WELLNESS 0.5 hour
A combination of classroom lectures/discussions with physical activities, to enable students
to understand their present physical condition in view of their potential, to understand how
lifestyle can affect wellness levels, and to investigate acceptable physical activities for the
present and the future. Required of first year students. Fall. GE-G.
HUM 130 EXPERIENCING THE ARTS 3 hours
An introduction to various artistic experiences not primarily dependent on words — including
art, cinema, music, and theatre. The course emphasizes the interrelatedness of the arts and
examines art works of various periods, genres, and styles. Includes lab for viewing and
NASC 203 DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY 3 hours
A study of our universe with an emphasis on matching scientific models to astronomical
observations. Objects studied include planets, stars, galaxies and the universe as a whole.
The class will concentrate on interpreting scientific theories and observations using these
objects as examples. Recent research will also be studied and evaluated by reading scientific
journal articles. GE-J3.
PHIL 201 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 3 hours
An introduction to the philosophical tasks of (a) reflective thinking about life and the universe
as a totality; (b) critical examination of presuppositions, words, and concepts; (c)
examination of ways in which we gain knowledge; (d) the quest for criteria which determine
our value judgments of the good and the beautiful. Fall. Spring. GE-I2.
BIO 110 FIELD BIOLOGY 3 hours
Identification of flora and fauna of this region. Laboratory work at Koinonia Environmental
Center includes collecting, observing, and identifying common plants and animals. Course is
designed especially for students in elementary education and environmental studies. Fall.