Education

School of Language, LIterature, and Humanities

Dean: Joel M. Levine, Ed. D.

Department Chair: Leslie Yoder, M.A., C. Phil.

School/Department Location: www.swccd.edu/cvlocation

Office: 430F, (619) 482-6349

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/C4E3PnKsdU92

General Description

The Education program focuses on the acquisition of skills and knowledge necessary to complete a degree in education or to obtain a job in the teaching profession. Coursework explores philosophies of education and pedagogy while emphasizing career exploration through public speaking experience, tutor training, and early fieldwork in public school classrooms.

Career Options

Employment opportunities in private and public schools for credentialed teachers are excellent due to pending retirements and the demand for graduates with bilingual or special education credentials. Below is a sample of the career options available for the Education major. A few of these require a significant accumulation of units, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a California teaching credential or graduate-level degree: tutor, after-school program specialist, teaching assistant, substitute teacher, K–12 public school teacher, K–12 special education teacher, post-secondary teacher, self-enrichment teacher, speech-language pathologist, education administrator, counselor, adult literacy specialist, librarian, childcare worker, and psychologist.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation
Elementary Teacher Education (SB1440) 01407
Career/Technical: Certificate of Achievement
Teacher Education Preparation 01415

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Faculty

John Randy Beach, M.A.
rbeach@swccd.edu

Shawna Hutchins-Williams, M.F.S.
shutchins@swccd.edu

Cynthia McDaniel, Ed.D.
cmcdaniel@swccd.edu

Andrew Rempt, M.A.
arempt@swccd.edu

Michael Wickert, M.F.A.
mwickert@swccd.edu

ED 100

TUTOR TRAINING: LEVEL I

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces effective tutoring principles and strategies. Includes guidelines for tutoring: how to plan, conduct, and evaluate productive tutoring sessions; components of effective intercultural tutoring; and strategies to facilitate student independence in learning. Three on-campus meetings. [D; CSU]

ED 101

TUTOR TRAINING: LEVEL II

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Prerequisite: ED 100 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on increased understanding of learning and development as applicable to tutoring and the application of critical thinking skills to tutorial sessions. Includes topics such as motivation; learning preferences and strategies; self-regulation and goal setting; metacognition; mentoring; and tutoring in specific subject areas. Two on-campus meetings. [D; CSU]

ED 102

TUTOR TRAINING: LEVEL III

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Prerequisite: ED 100 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes group development especially from a leadership perspective. Provides survey theories about group dynamics, group success, and leadership strategies for prospective tutors and teachers. Focuses on leadership development, conflict, ethics in leadership, and evaluating learning outcomes. Incorporates the importance of roles and norms, group teaching strategies, motivating students, and styles of learning/leadership. [D]

ED 110

TEACHING AND LEARNING PRACTICUM

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 115 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Prerequisite: ED 200 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Combines hands-on work with academic teacher preparation. Includes observation and participation in community classrooms to gain early, supervised experience. Includes weekly class meetings for reflection and instruction, requires observation and active participation in a California public K-12 classroom. [D]

ED 200

TEACHING AS A PROFESSION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 115 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students the opportunity to explore teaching as a profession. Includes career exploration, foundations of education, and critical issues related to teaching in a contemporary elementary public school setting. Examines California content standards and frameworks, as well as teacher performance standards. Requires a minimum of 45 hours of structured fieldwork in a diverse public elementary school classroom under the supervision of a certificated teacher. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID EDUC 200] (Same as: ENGL 200)

ED 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study of research in some area of Education of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.