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Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
45 hours (12 weeks).
September 2013 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: recognize and define common terms in the field of special education; describe in detail the signs, symptoms and solutions for a particular learning difference; identify resources and teaching strategies for exceptional learners; initiate independent study and research on a particular learning difference; create an individualized educational plan appropriate to the needs of the exceptional learner in an Anabaptist school; develop compassion and vision for helping exceptional learners in a classroom setting; create a philosophy that seeks to understand God’s plan and work in the lives of exceptional learners; and develop discernment and critical thinking skills when faced with theories, symptoms, solutions, fads, gimmicks and medications for the exceptional learner.
Major topics covered in the course are: common terms in the field of special education; resources and teaching strategies for exceptional learners; individualized educational plans; and interaction with parents of exceptional learners. Methods of instruction include: reading, video presentations, discussion, and research. Evaluation criteria include: 11 short essays and a final presentation to the class.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate division category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Special Education or Introduction to Exceptional Children (10/15).
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA
60 hours (4 weeks).
August 2011 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: create lesson plans with measurable objectives and a clear plan for accomplishing those objectives; prepare and present components of lessons; utilize visual and auditory tools; apply solid classroom management strategies to develop an overall classroom management plan and develop a discipline plan for the classroom; deliver prepared and approved lessons in a class setting, enabling student mastery of stated objectives; increase effectiveness and awareness by self-evaluating teaching; assess observed teaching for achievement of objectives, for presentation, and for classroom management; evaluate themselves and others for effective teaching practices; and constructively participate in daily debriefing meetings
Major topics are: educational philosophy of Faith Builders Educational Programs; principles that guide effective teaching; classroom management; lesson planning; assessment of student learning; and evaluation of teaching. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, and observation of other teachers. Evaluation criteria include: study guides, student teaching, and a final portfolio.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (10/15).
- Formerly Mathematics for Teachers MAT 201; also Mathematics for Teachers
- Formerly Principles of Teaching EDU 202; also Principles of Teaching EDU 202