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Placement Partners

This page is designed to provide you with information regarding the placement needs of Wor-Wic Community College education students at your sites. Listed below are links to teacher education curricula, course descriptions, and student field placement task lists.

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Course Descriptions

Listed below is a summary of teacher education course and the associated field placement requirement:

EDU 101 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education

This course provides a conceptual framework for understanding the role of the early childhood education professional and services in the field of educating children from birth through the age of eight. It examines the profession of early childhood education in the context of historical, philosophical and social influences and current trends, issues and practices.

EDU 103 - Preschool Methods

This course covers the design and implementation of the preschool curriculum. Specific consideration is given to language development, mathematics, science and the arts. Together, EDU 102 and 103 meet the 90 hours of approved training for senior staff members required by the child care administration of the Maryland Department of Human Resources.

EDU 155 - Foundations of Education

This course is a survey of the basic theories of learning and teaching and the application of theory to educational environments. Content includes a comprehensive overview of the historical, philosophical, sociological, political, and legal foundations of education. Emphasis is given to the structure and organization of schools, roles of classroom teachers, influences on teaching and learning, diversity, and contemporary educational policy. Fifteen hours of field experience required. Observers are required to observe teachers in the classroom setting as well as teacher-student and student-student interaction. No observer/teacher or observer/student interaction required.

EDU 156 - Educational Psychology

This course is a survey of the basic theories of learning and teaching and the application of theory to educational environments. Content examines the adaptation of the concepts of behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist learning theories to teaching and managing an effective learning environment. Units of study also include the principles of motivation, classroom management, and assessment of student performance. Fifteen hours of field experience required. Observers are required to observe teachers in the classroom setting as well as teacher-student and student-student interaction. No observer/student interaction is required; however, observer must interview the classroom teacher.

EDU 251 - Introduction to Special Education

This course is an introduction to the field of special education in which various historical and theoretical aspects of the psychological, sociological, intellectual, emotional, and physical characteristics of exceptional children are explored. Contributions of research to program development, educational approaches, and application of developmentally appropriate classroom materials and instructional techniques will help prepare practitioners to teach effectively in a pluralistic society. Fifteen hours of field experience required. Observer is required to have direct contact with a special education teacher and student. Contact can be in or outside the classroom.

Field Placement Task Lists for Students

Each student is required to complete a task list during their observation. Look here to see what is required of them during their placement.

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