The Foundations of Teacher Education Associate Degree is a 61 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

EDU: INTRO TO EDUC PRACTICES (10522103)

3.00

Analyzes preK-12 education in the United States, determine roles and responsibilities of school personnel, and explore current trends and best practices. Learners identify how students learn and the foundations of lesson planning. Analyze assessment strategies, classroom management, and techniques for supporting learners.

EDU: TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION (10522104)

3.00

Develops the knowledge and skills to use trending classroom technologies and gain experience creating and using web tools including portfolios. Learners create presentations for educational environments and identify ISTE Standards.

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804118)

4.00

This course offers algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

EDU: TECHNIQUES IN READING (10522102)

3.00

Learn techniques to support reading development for all learners and techniques to promote phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics. Learners also learn strategies to promote word analysis, vocabulary, and reading fluency skills.

EDU: BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT (10522105)

3.00

Evaluates models of behavior management, analyze social emotional learning, and explain the importance of proactive management techniques. In addition, students analyze behavior and analyze the influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences on behavior in order to focus on developing skills to assist in empowering children to take an active role in self-control and classroom management

EDU: CHILD & ADOLESCENT DEVEL (10522106)

3.00

Provides an overview of physical, motor, perceptual, cognitive, social/emotional and growth and development birth through adolescence. Analyzes social, parental, cultural, brain, and economic influences on development.

EDU: OVERVIEW OF SPECIAL ED (10522107)

3.00

Examines a historical overview of special education and special education law including special education disability categories as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students explore state and federal qualification special education criteria and societal responses to students with disabilities. Learners examine the impact of a student with disabilities on family dynamics and the role school personnel play in supporting students with disabilities.

SPEECH (10801198)

3.00

Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process form the basis of the course.

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EDU: EQUITY IN EDUCATION (10522112)

3.00

Analyzes personal culture, explore cultural constructs, evaluate cultural bias in educational materials and analyze strategies to support English Learners. Learners examine diversity in the classroom and develop techniques for supporting equity in the learning environment. In addition, learners collaborate to identify service needs in the community and demonstrate professional collaboration skills through participating in a service learning project.

EDU: TECHNIQUES FOR MATH (10522118)

3.00

Learn key terminology and research-based strategies to support learners in math domains: numbers, base ten operations, algebraic thinking, geometry, and measurement and data. Current practice including manipulatives, problem solving and assessment will be covered within the framework of state and national standards.

EDU: TECHNIQUES FOR SCIENCE (10522120)

3.00

Introduces the content and processes of teaching science. Learners explore science processes, strategies, procedures, assessment options and factors affecting science learning. Learners study and practice strategies for assisting with group and individual activities in science.

EDU: PRACTICUM 1 (10522129)

3.00

Applies the skills learned in previous program courses in a school setting while under the supervision of a Department of Public Instruction certified teacher. Support learners while demonstrating professionalism. Learners begin the reflective process.

INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

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EDU: TECHNIQUES IN LANGUAGE ARTS (10522114)

3.00

Explores various genres of children’s and young adult literature. Learners examine techniques used to support learners in reading and writing and strategies for assessing learners in the process. Examines techniques to support learners with reading and writing across the curriculum.

EDU: TECHNIQUES IN SOCIAL STUDIES (10522119)

3.00

Analyzes current content in social studies education as recommended by the National Council for the Social Studies and design learning opportunities for the five components of social studies: Geography. History. Culture and Society. Civics and Government, and Economics. Students explore factors that influence social studies instruction.

EDU: SUPPORT STUDENTS W DISAB (10522124)

3.00

Identify research-based interventions for learners in categories defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students interpret Individualized Educational Programs and examine special education related services available for learners. Students collect data to document student behavior and academic performance and recommend program adaptations and accommodations for students with disabilities while applying the concepts of least restrictive environment and inclusion.

EDU: PRACTICUM 2 (10522131)

3.00

Applies the skills learned in previous program courses in a school setting while under the supervision of a Department of Public Instruction certified teacher. Supports learners and while demonstrating professionalism. Learners apply job search skills.

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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