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Teacher Preparation: Course Information

Course Description


Course# 813, Grade 11, 2 Credits (SNHU), Year

In this course you will be introduced to education history, theory and methods of teaching. This course provides you with a basic understanding and introduction to the teaching and education profession. The competencies and curriculum focus on education topics similar to those taught in a college curriculum. The nature of this course requires mature, responsible, self-directed learners interested in pursuing a career in the education field. You should have an excellent attendance record. Emphasis is placed on work-ready skills and academic skills and content. You are required to complete observation hours in a variety of classroom settings. Professional attire is required when you are at practicum and observation sites. Students considering careers in all levels of the education field benefit from this program and are well prepared for college. This course is eligible for four college credits through SNHU.

Recommendation: Grade of C or better in current English and Math course.



Course# 815, Grade 12, 2 Credits (SNHU), Year

Teacher Prep 2 focuses on child growth and development. Theories relevant to individual stages of development are discussed and the sociological, cultural and psychological aspects of human growth and development are studied. An overview of all developmental stages will be covered and students will explain and discuss age and developmentally appropriate experiences for children, particularly in an educational context. Additionally, this course will introduce students to the principles and practices of assessment for teaching and learning. Topics include the types, benefits, and uses of formal and informal assessment as well as the ethical issues of assessment and grading. Students will create assessments aligned with standards-based content and understand what educators need to know about the goals, benefits, and uses of formal and informal assessment. Through classroom observations, students will identify developmentally appropriate use of classroom resources, procedures, and assessments. This course is eligible for six college credits through SNHU.

Prerequisite: Students enrolling in Teacher Prep 2 are expected to have mastered or be proficient in the basic teaching skills learned in Teacher Prep 1 and teacher recommendation.

Teacher Preparation Competencies