Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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EDCT 181 - INTRODUCTION TO THE EDUCATION PROFESSION 3(5)
This course is an introduction to the teaching profession. Candidates utilize readings and explore themes that address the historical, sociological, philosophical, and psychological principles related to classroom practice; carefully considered reflections are required in order to broadly explore the purpose of schools in society and what knowledge, dispositions, and performances are needed to be an effective teacher today. The course requirements include 35 observation hours in approved K-12 school settings, and BCI and FBI background check reports. Students need to be at least 18 years old to enroll in the course. A special fee will be assessed.

Prerequisite: Concurrent: PSYH 151

EDCT 252 - PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING & LEARNING 3(3)
Major theories of human development and learning, motivation, instructional strategies, assessment, and similiarities and differences in learners are examined. Factors in the students' environment and influence of students' learning and development are considered.

Prerequisite: PSYH 151

EDCT 254 - INDIVIDUALS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES 3(3)
A study of individuals in the school setting who require special accommodation to optimize their learning potential. This course will cover the historical and legal bases for providing education services to learners with special needs, as well as examine the philosophical, political, and pedagogical issues that revolve around special" education today. The course will also examine interventions and assessments that educational specialists can bring to both the inclusive and special classroom settings. The course will require four 2.5 hour field experience in settings which serve exceptional individuals.

EDCT 261 - READING FOR THE CLASSROOM 3(3)
The purpose of this course is to introduce to the pre-service teacher candidate or paraprofessional aide the teaching and learning processes associated with language and literacy instruction. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a knowledge base needed to make decisions regarding independent reading among children as well as developing those competencies most useful to helping students with special learning needs: teaching techniques, activities and materials. Three 2.5 hour observation experiences are required.

EDCT 262 - LANGUAGE ARTS FOR THE CLASSROOM 3(3)
Language Arts for the Classroom is designed for classroom teachers and paraprofessional aides who wish to strengthen their understanding of the various components of language arts instruction. The course features both a review of language, handwriting, and literature principles. It involves taking a focused look at sound pedagogical approaches for the delivery of instruction to primary and middle school students, particularly for those students who have special needs. The course requires three 2.5 hour sessions of classroom observation experience, covering both the early childhood and middle grade classrooms.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161 and ENGL 162

EDCT 263 - MATHEMATICS FOR THE CLASSROOM 3(3)
A study of current approaches to teaching school mathematics for classroom teachers and paraprofessional aides who wish to strengthen their understanding of the various components of mathematical instruction. This course will cover both theoretical foundations, as well as practical and technological applications. Students will be required to complete three 2.5 hours classroom observations for both early childhood and middle grade school settings. Prerequisite: MTHM 151 or any other Transfer Module Math Course.

Prerequisite: MTHM 151 or any other transfer module math course

EDCT 264 - EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3(3)
The student will learn the principles of educational technology and determine the relative advantage of using technology in the classroom. Lab time will be allocated to practice using software, web-based resources and equipment. Applications include word processing, spreadsheet, database presentation and multimedia software, web quests, blogs and interactive white boards and digital cameras. (A special fee will be assessed.)

EDCT 275 - SOCIAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION 3(3)
This course emphasizes the historical, philosophical, and socio-cultural context of education as a means of critically exploring the purpose and goals of American education. The impact of legal decisions and concerns for equity in education are thoroughly examined in the course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161 and one other EDCT course. ENGL 162 is required as a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently

EDCT 287 - WORKBASED LEARNING I - EDCT 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Student will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-realted competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC, have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA, and have divisional approval. Offer as REQUIRED.

Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semseter hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; & have divisional approval

EDCT 288 - WORK BASED LEARNING II - EDCT 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience building on experience in Work Based Learning I with approved employer(s) in an area related to education. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis.

EDCT 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN EDUCATION 1(1)
An in-depth study of areas of education presented by discussions and/or individual research and reading. May include supervised field experience. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours.

Prerequisite: Second year standing and divisional approval