Orientation to Teaching I/II
Career and Technical Education
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide students with knowledge that will help prepare them as future teachers. Upon completion of this course, a student should have a better understanding of the roles of the teacher in the profession, understand developmental characteristics of learners, identify teaching strategies, be creative in lesson delivery, and understand historical and current educational issues, policies, and practices. Orientation to Teaching II is a course designed to integrate psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations which prepare students for positive field experiences. This course encourages prospective teachers to become responsible, professional, and ethical as they explore the teaching profession. The students will research and examine foundations within the educational system. Upon completion of this course, a student should have a working knowledge of and employability skills for the education profession. The student will have the opportunity to obtain the paraprofessional certification.