EDUC 350 Foundations of Teaching as a Profession
An orientation to careers in K-12 education. Focuses on teaching and schooling from multiple perspectives, with an emphasis
on current thinking and practices in public education in the U.S. Subjects from the sociological, philosophical, and historical foundations
of education are addressed. Readings from the lives of teachers and interactions with local
educators will assist students to understand the richness and the complexities of teaching
as a career. Emphasizes the importance of education for all children in a diverse society. Intended for individuals interested in
becoming teachers to understand the nature of formal education in the United States and to assess teaching as a career.
Includes 45 hours of supervised fieldwork assignments in K-12 classroom settings.
EDUC 364 The Role of Cultural Diversity in Schooling
Principles of first and second language acquisition (e.g. historical and current theories,
psychology, sociocultural, political, and pedagogical factors) and issues related
to notions of culture, interaction, and communication in school and community contexts
(e.g. the nature of culture, manifestations of cultural contact and cultural diversity
in the United States and in California) within a theoretical and applied context.
Cross-listed: EDUC 364 and SLP 364 are cross-listed. Students may not receive credit for both. Enrollment Requirements: Certificate of clearance and TB risk assessment required.
EDUC 422 Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning
Focuses on knowledge and skills necessary to apply education oriented productivity
tools, graphic organizers, database and spreadsheets, presentation tools, school-appropriate
multimedia tools, and communication tools.
In addition to being offered through the School of Education, prerequisite courses
may also be available through Extended Learning.
The School of Education may also agree to waive a prerequisite course or accept an
equivalent course offered through a local community college in place of the prerequisite
courses offered at Cal State San Marcos.