College Level Courses for Pathways to Teaching Participants
Students in the Pathways to Teaching Program at SCC are able to take college level courses that prepare them for the teaching profession. These courses may be used to meet General Education, Major, and/or Credentialing requirements toward the bachelor's degree.
Check current class schedule for course offerings.
Self Exploration & the Teaching Profession (2 units)
An exploration of "self" covering theories of values, interests, skills & personality as applied to the teaching profession. Topics include culturally diverse student populations, career ladders & options, & academic preparation required for employment. Career & life plans for the teaching profession or alternate career paths will be developed.
Introduction to Education (3 units).
Introduction to the field of education, including historical & philosophical perspectives; school governance & funding societal influences & student diversity; school curriculum & instruction, and the rewards and challenges for those in the teaching profession. Completion of English 101 is recommended.
Education 200: Intro. to Classroom Teaching (3 units)
Introduction to educational theory and practice, assessing issues and standards for teaching in California’s culturally and linguistically diverse school settings; explores instructional methods for teaching and assessing reading. Students participate in 45 hours of structured observation and internship in a local elementary classroom. Completion of English 101 & Education 101 is recommended.
Education 210: The Teaching Experience: Secondary Education (3 units)
This course is required for students wanting to enter most secondary teaching credential programs. The course will expose students to the history, philosophy, and sociology of secondary education while also enabling them to participate in a 40 hour practicum. Prior completion of English 101 is recommended.
Earth Science 115: Earth Science for Educators (4 units)
The study of dynamic forces shaping the earth, including its oceans & atmosphere. This class is open to all majors but is oriented towards enhancing the earth science knowledge of future teachers. Not open to students who are enrolled or have credit in Earth Science 110, Geology 101 or Geography 101.
English 270: "Children's Literature" (3 Units).
A study of literature for young children through young adults including major genres, trends, history, issues and evaluations. Prerequisite: English 101 or 101H
Mathematics 203: Math for Future Elementary Teachers (4 units)
Designed for prospective elementary teachers. The course emphasizes problem solving techniques and mathematical structures. This course includes instructional delivery design and activity based explorations. Students must have completed Math 105, 140, 145, 170, 219, or Social Science 219 with a grade of C or better.
Human Development 107: Child Growth & Development (3 units)
Study of developmental stages of children from conception through adolescence & the application to interactions with children. No credit for students who have taken Psychology 157.
Physical Science 115: "Concepts in Physical Sciences for Educators" (4 units)
Basic principles of physical science (chemistry & pysics): concepts introduced through guided-inquiry labs and developed in discussion/lecture; content covers Physical Science requirments for multiple-subject teacher preparation programs.