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EDTC 1150 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Portfolio Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of portfolio development for educational personnel based on past and present field experiences in educational settings. Focus is on reflection of best practices and current trends. This course may be repeated for credit. (1 Lec.)


EDTC 1164 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (10 Ext.)


EDTC 1165 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (10 Ext.)


EDTC 1194 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


EDTC 1250 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Portfolio Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of portfolio development for educational personnel based on past and current field experiences in educational settings. Focus is on best practices and current trends. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lec.)


EDTC 1294 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec.)


EDTC 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Educational Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: A study of the role and responsibility of the instructional teacher assistant with emphasis on development of professionalism and effective communication strategies with adults. Topics include the various code of ethics governing the educational field, the issue of confidentiality, learners' rights and responsibilities, and challenges facing schools. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Teaching Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts and principles of reading instruction. Topics include readiness, beginning reading instruction, how literacy emerges, classroom learning environments, word-attach skills, study skills, comprehension, other aspects of the reading program, and examination of varied materials and techniques for teaching reading. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Educational Software and Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Introduction to the use of educational software, instructional applications, and technology in the educational setting. Evaluate the use of technology for guided practice and self-paced student remediation. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC

Bilingual Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: A capstone course in the core techniques of bilingual education. Topics include teaching techniques, awareness of cultural diversity, historical and philosophical concepts of bilingual/bicultural education, and material development. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Multicultural Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Examination of cultural variations found in our society and reflected in our pluralistic classrooms. Topics include culturally influenced behavior, major cultures, cultural diversity, and the process of intercultural communication and teaching, including differences in lifestyles, communication styles, learning styles, and various sources of stress for diverse cultural groups. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Instructional Technology and Computer Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Examination of specialization educational technology. Topics include the integration of educational computer terminology, systems operations, software, and multimedia in the contemporary classroom environment. (2 Lec. , 2 Lab.)


EDTC 1364 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (21 Ext.)


EDTC 1365 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (21 Ext.)


EDTC 1371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Teaching English Language Learners
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A course in the methodology and strategies for teaching English Language Learners. Topics include terminology, teaching theories, historical and philosophical concepts, academic and cognitive development, language instruction in the appropriate context, teaching strategies, incorporation in content areas, material development, and awareness of cultural and language diversity. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in English Teacher Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1394 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Reading Problems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of reading difficulties. Emphasis on the theories, strategies, recognition, and remediation of reading problems. Topics include assessment, direct instruction, and motivational/interactive literacy activities. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Guiding Student Behavior
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: A study of developmentally appropriate direct and indirect guidance techniques for use in various school environments. Topics include identification of causes of inappropriate behavior, establishing and managing routines, the environment's role in promoting positive behavior, promoting self-esteem negotiation/conflict resolution strategies, and enhancing positive self-direction. Emphasis in implementation of a behavior management plan. (3 Lec.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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