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Alternative Licensure
1.0 credits EDUC-240: The Teaching Profession
Orients students to role of teachers in relation to the classroom, professional colleagues, the school and the community. Surveys components of teacher licensure process including New Mexico Teacher Assessments, New Mexico Teaching Competencies, licensing requirements, portfolio development and K-12 content standards. Participants analyze own learning styles and do a self-inventory in relation to teaching competencies and content standards in chosen teaching area.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EDUC-242: Foundations of Education
Introduces students to major educational, social and political influences which shape today?s school environment, including special education legislation. Students study learning theories, critical thinking, multiple intelligences and learning styles. Course includes research methods, research as basis of practice and teacher research.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-250: Effective Teaching Practices
Introduces research-based, effective teaching strategies. Students practice developing unit plans and daily instructional plans, taking into account developmental level of students, accommodating diverse learning styles and selecting culturally appropriate materials. Classroom management is emphasized to provide structure for a quality learning environment. Course covers essentials of managing an inclusion classroom, working with special education coordinators and types of accommodations available for disabled students. Students practice developing assessment instruments, analyze alternative assessment methods and determine appropriate assessment for varying content, grade levels and student characteristics. School accountability, testing and assessment are discussed in context of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EDUC-244: Family, School & Community Cultures
Focus is on relationship of schools, family and community, and how schools are structured at the local, state, and national level. Covers legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of teachers, explores diversity in the classroom & school environment and addresses strategies for parental involvement and using community resources for enriching curriculum.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EDUC-252: Elementary Teaching Methods
Emphasizes methods and materials for teaching grades K to 8. Assists teachers to integrate technology into the classroom and with appropriate selection and use of various technologies and software applications for K-8 curriculum. Teaching and classroom management strategies are covered in relation to content area, student development and learning diversity.
Offered: SPSU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-262: Reading in the Content Areas
Introduces foundations of literacy and language development and instructional methods for strengthening reading and writing competency across the curriculum. Current research-based instructional methods are covered in relation to diverse learners. Cultural and linguistic influences on literacy development are addressed. Classroom assessment, both formal and informal, is covered, with alternatives for intervention as needed. A variety of teaching strategies specific to content areas will be covered with objective of increasing reading and language competence at every grade level.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
OR 
3.0 credits EDUC-264: Elementary Reading & Language Dev.
Course describes processes of emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension in promoting effective language usage for grades preschool-2. Special consideration given to effective practices and adapting instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-275: Elementary Teaching Field Experience
Opportunity for students to conduct classroom instruction under supervision in an elementary school setting. Students will be observed and coached by the classroom teacher and by college faculty. Emphasis on connecting learning theory with actual practice, and use of reflection for continual instructional improvement.
Prerequisites: Take EDUC-240, EDUC-242, and EDUC-250.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
OR 
3.0 credits EDUC-277: Secondary Teaching Field Experience
Opportunity for students to conduct classroom instruction, under supervision, related to their content field in a secondary setting. Students are observed and coached by the classroom teacher and college faculty. Sessions emphasize connecting learning theory with actual practice, and use of reflection for continual instructional improvement.
Prerequisites: Take EDUC-240, EDUC-242, and EDUC-250.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 6.0 credits EDUC-280: Internship Practicum
The Internship Practicum course provides opportunities for observation and practical experience in elementary, secondary and Special Education settings. Major areas of specialization and endorsement are covered with emphasis on active involvement in classroom settings. The Internship Practicum examines the teacher?s role in the school system and the qualities necessary for success and growth in the teaching profession
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required

For more information, please call Teacher Education/Alternative Licensure at 505-566-3044. Or send an email to altlic@sanjuancollege.edu.