Liberal Studies - Elementary 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 Liberal Studies major is a complex program of interdisciplinary study, designed primarily for students who intend to become teachers in elementary education. Learning provides fundamental knowledge in a wide range of departments within the core of language and literature, mathematics, natural sciences, social science, humanities, human development, foreign languages, physical education, and the visual and performing arts.

Career Options

The Liberal Studies major is interdepartmental and is designed primarily for students who intend to become teachers in elementary schools. Students will need to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the requisite baccalaureate degree and achieve a teaching credential prior to employment. For students who do not desire to teach, this major provides a breadth of critical thinking and knowledge for a variety of career fields in business, industry, and government.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation
Liberal Studies - Elementary Education 01800

Students are advised to please see a counselor for areas of specialization at San Diego State University

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

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.