- Course Number:
- ED 100
- Course Title:
- Introduction to Education for Paraeducators
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Course DescriptionExplores the roles of a variety of personnel in schools. Includes personal responses to school situations, students, other personnel and the roles of schools in American Society. Examines ethical, legal, and administrative implications for educators. Recommended as an initial course for those contemplating a career in education. Course is designed to ease the transition of students to college-level study. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
* Use an understanding of school issues in
our society and the roles of various instructional personnel in schools in order to work effectively in a school setting;
* Communicate effectively in situations relating
to students, parents, and professional colleagues;
* Use reason, decision-making, and complex problem-solving in school-related situations especially those regarding ethics and confidentiality;
* Gather and present pre-employment materials (e.g.,
resume, cover letter, requests for letters of reference);
* Use organizational skills appropriate for school settings;
* Apply study skills necessary for college success
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students progress will be evaluated and criteria for assigning a course grade by the following tools: written assignments, quiz, small group problem solving, discussion/debate of current issues, portfolio of pre-employment materials, and attendance/participation.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Write and discuss the following issues: history, ethics, school law, current issues and school board meeting.
- Describe the various roles of paraeducators in school settings.
- Write: cover letter, resume, complete job application, request letters of reference.
- Use effective communication and role conflict resolution strategies, interpret personalities and learning styles.
- Apply clerical skills to a school context.
Human RelationsHours: 90
• Apply legal and ethical principles to school situations to determine appropriate responses.
• Relate contemporary social, ethical and legal school issues to their historical context
• Differentiate the various roles of educators and school personnel to enhance effective collaboration.
• Demonstrate communication skills in situations relating to students, parents, and professional colleagues.
• Demonstrate the ability to use reason, decision-making, and complex problem-solving in school-related situations especially those regarding ethics and confidentiality.
• Gather and prepare pre-employment materials (e.g., resume, cover letter, requests for letters of reference) to present themselves as viable candidates in the workplace.