EDC 763 - Classroom Management and Community Building
1.5 Credit(s) In this course, the concrete experience of observation will serve as the foundation to examine a wide array of philosophies, programs, and strategies that facilitate a caring, inclusive, respectful classroom where learners and the adults who care for them feel safe and empowered. The course will create an environment that models communities of practice. Teacher candidates will explore the age appropriate learning theories and the social skills necessary for positive interaction within a community. Various social emotional programs and classroom organizational strategies for diverse school will be surveyed. The backdrop to cohort building will be the pre-practicum field experience, including observation and engagement in classroom management and community building. One and a half lecture hours per week. Field-based assignments are required.
Pre-requisite: acceptance into the licensure program
Co-requisite: Program-specific Methods II course