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COURSE NUMBER: EDUC101
COURSE TITLE:Nature of the Teaching Profession
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S): SED 901 EED 901 SPE 911
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides an introduction to teaching as a profession in the American education system. It offers a variety of perspectives on education including historical, philosophical, social, legal, and ethical issues in a diverse society and includes organizational structure and school governance. A clinical component (15 hours of observation) is required.

PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL121.

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historical and philosophical foundations of education in the United States. The student will demonstrate this in writing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of important social, legal, and ethical principles associated with education. The student will demonstrate this in writing.
  • Examine the status of education in the United States, including issues such as social problems, diversity, and student assessment. The student will demonstrate this in writing and discussions.
  • Examine issues related to organizational structure and school governance and demonstrate and understanding of these issues in writing.
  • Examine the various roles filled by teachers in the United States. The student will demonstrate this in writing.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Week 1 Teaching as Your Profession
Introduction and Syllabus
3 point in class written response

3 point in class written response
Assigned reading pages 5-19
Week 2 Chapter 1 quiz
Assigned reading pages 19-38

Teaching Today
3 point in class written response
Assigned reading pages 42-60
250 word essay on Chapter 1
Week 3 Chapter 2 quiz
Assigned reading pages 61-71

The Status of Schools Today
250 word essay on Chapter 2
3 point in class written response
Assigned reading pages 74-83
Week 4 Students at Risk
In class Successful School Presentations 3 points
Assigned readings pages 84-85

The Role of Social Problems and Risk
Chapter 3 Quiz
Assigned readings pages 85-106
Week 5 The Philosophical Foundations of Education in the United States
3 point in class written response
Assigned readings pages 112-122
250 word essay on Chapter 3

Assigned readings pages 123-137
Chapter 4 quiz
Week 6 Historical Foundations of Education in the United States
Assigned reading pages 144-159
3 point in class written response
250 word essay on Chapter 4

Assigned reading pages 159-175
Chapter 5 quiz
Week 7 School Governance and Finance
3 point in class written response
Assigned reading pages 180-202
250 word essay on Chapter 5

Chapter 6 quiz
Assigned reading pages 202-218
Week 8 Ethical and Legal Issues
3 point in class response
250 word essay on Chapter 6
Assigned reading pages 224-244

Assigned reading pages 244-260
Chapter 7 Quiz
Week 9 Mid Term
250 word essay on Chapter 7

Q & A Ethics Review
3 point in class written response
Week 10 Today’s Students
3 point in class written response
Assigned reading pages 266-283

3 point in class written response
Assigned reading pages 284-294
Week 11 Chapter 8 Quiz
Assigned reading pages 295-301

Addressing Learners Individual Needs
250 word essay on Chapter 8
3 point in class written response
Assigned reading pages 305-314
Week 12 3 point in class written response
Assigned reading pages 315-324

Chapter 9 Quiz
Assigned reading pages 325-335
Week 13 Creating a Community of Learners
250 word essay on Chapter 9
Assigned reading pages 338-359
3 point in class written response

Assigned reading pages 359-369
Chapter 10 Quiz
Week 14 School Curricula and Standards
250 word essay on Chapter 10
3 point in class written response
Assigned reading pages 372-389

November 23-No class
Week 15 Chapter 11 Quiz
Assigned reading pages 390-400

Assessing Student Learning
3 point in class response
Assigned reading pages 404-416
250 word essay on Chapter 11
Week 16 Chapter 12 Quiz
Assigned reading pages 417-429

Integrating Technology into Teaching
3 point in class response
250 word essay on Chapter 12
Assigned reading pages 433-454
Week 17 250 word essay on Chapter 13
Assigned reading pages 452-467
Chapter 13 Quiz

Final

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Parkay, Forrest and Beverly Hardcastle Stanford. Becoming a Teacher (2013). (9th Ed.). Allyn and Bacon.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system, based on the following criteria, will be used to evaluate the student's performance in this class. As the instructor, I reserve the right to make changes to the assignments below, including the right to add assignments.
15 weekly in-class responses worth 3 points each 45 points
13 Chapter quizzes worth 13 points each 169 points
15 250 word essay responses. 10 points each 150 points
3 Exams 50 points each 150 points
Class participation 25 points
5 500 word observation reports. 20 points each 100 points
Total 639 points

The student will document and reflect upon in writing 10 observation hours at the DACC Day Care Center. Failure to complete these hours will mean failing the course.
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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2018

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