SDV 110 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                               Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Liberal Arts, General Education

Course Number and Title:            SDV 110, Orientation to Teaching As a Profession

Credit Hours:   3                  Hours/Wk Lecture:     3                   Hours/Wk Lab:                               Lec/Lab Comb:    3


I.                Catalog Description:   Introduces students to a career in teaching and education by allowing students to experience the components of the learner, the school environment and the classroom teaching environment. Utilizes the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow/Teacher Cadet curriculum. Students participate in a 15-hour student teaching internship in a classroom at one of the levels between Kindergarten and grade 9.


II.                        Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: The course orients the potential future teacher to the classroom environment and allows them to possibly make an informed career decision. 


III.                        Required background:    ENF 2 as a prerequisite


IV.                        Course Content:

A.   Characteristics of self as a learner (e.g. learning styles, multiple intelligences)

B.   The concept of self-esteem regarding the learner

C.   The stages of human growth and development

D.   The components of effective groups

E.   Barriers to learning and methods of dealing with these problems effectively

F.    Effective and ineffective teaching

G.   The process of teaching

H.   Methods of instruction

I.      Extended field experience assisting a teacher with individual tutoring, group monitoring and tutoring, and whole class instruction

J.    History and development of education in the public schools

K.   Alternatives to public education—private schools, home schooling, etc.

L.    Structure/organization of a school and a school district

M.   Contemporary educational issues

N.   How individuals and schools react to and handle the need for change

O.   The transformation of education

V.  Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students

will be able to:

A.   identify own strengths and areas for improvement as learners.

B.   evaluate themselves as individuals, learners, and community members.

C.   work cooperatively with others.

D.   understand the factors contributing to self-esteem.

E.   understand the role of self-esteem in learning.

F.    analyze their own diversity.

G.   identify and evaluate different learning styles.

H.   identify the special needs and exceptionalities of learners and describe how these needs affect the learning process.

I.      identify major physical, social, and personal challenges that impede successful learning.

J.    encourage acceptance of others’ diversity.

K.   sequence the physical stages of learners.

L.    recognize and recall cognitive stages of learners.

M.    recognize and distinguish between the moral stages of learners.

N.   order the steps in the psychosocial stages of learners.

O.   make intrapersonal applications of the developmental changes of learners.

P.   trace the state and national history of education.

Q.   understand the educational trends that have influenced the issues in today’s education.

R.   predict future educational trends based on past and current events.

S.   identify positive and negative perceptions of the teaching profession.

T.    identify and describe careers in special education.

U.   compare the various types of schooling available today.

V.   describe the governance structure of their local, state, and national educational systems.

W.  describe the steps to teacher certification.

X.   identify areas of teacher shortages.

Y.   demonstrate effective job application and interview skills.

Z.    identify their own strengths and areas for improvement as potential teachers.

AA.     choose appropriate instructional objectives after analysis of developmental stages of learners.

BB.     describe characteristics of an outstanding teacher.

CC.    analyze ways in which a teacher’s personality impacts instructional style and interaction.

DD.    recognize effective teaching strategies.

EE.     identify the elements of an effective lesson for all learners.

FF.plan and deliver a lesson for all learners.

GG.    identify components of effective classroom climate, management, and discipline.

HH.    describe effective use of technology in the classroom.

II.    identify different assessment techniques.

JJ.  implement meaningful ways to build confidence, knowledge, and skills in all learners.

KK.     provide developmentally appropriate learning activities for groups and individual learners.

LL. accommodate major physical, social, and personal challenges that impede successful learning.

MM.    apply knowledge of learning styles, multiple intelligences, and Bloom’s Taxonomy to instruction and assessment.

NN.    plan and deliver a lesson for all learners.

OO.    participate in teaching in the real classroom.

PP.     document their field experience activities with a collection of artifacts.

QQ.    critique their teaching of at least one lesson from FLAY, MAY or SAY.

RR.    describe, analyze, and reflect on their field experiences.


VI.  Evaluation


Class participation and tests.

        VII.    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking
Cultural and Social Understanding
Personal Development