College of DuPage - Teacher Preparation Program
Job Outlook for Teachers
2+2 in Education: No better way to complete your degree to lead to teacher licensure!
Current Course Offerings in Education
Introduction to Education - Provides an introduction to teaching as a profession in the American education system, offering a variety of perspectives on education including historical, philosophical, social, legal, and ethical issues in a diverse society. Includes organizational structure and school governance. A 20 hour field experience is required.
School Procedures I - Students examine various policies, procedures, and routine activities that are part of the teacher's role. This is a field experience course with each student spending a minimum of forty clock hours in a classroom. Weekly seminars focus on the development of human relations and problem solving skills necessary for an effective classroom. Education 1100 is strongly recommended.
Education of the Exceptional Child - This survey course presents the historical, legal, and philosophical foundations of special education. The primary focus will be on children with disabilities, but will also include at-risk children. Course work will include the categories of exceptionality as identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), their characteristics, and collaborative strategies to address their needs. Students will spend a minimum of 20 hours observing and assisting in special education settings.
Other Course Offerings
Education 2220 - Instructional Psychology
Students will be introduced to psychological principles underlying educational practice with emphasis on application for instruction and assessment. Learner-centered instruction and diversity will also be discussed.
Education 1102 - Fall ONLY!
Education 1150 - Spring/Summer ONLY!
Ways for Students to Get Involved at COD!
Kappa Delta Pi
- Completed 30 semester hours of college
- 3.0 GPA
- 12 hours in Education (completed, in progress, or programmed)
- $45 initiation fee
You can learn more about KDP on their website: kdp.org Please contact April Zawlocki (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.