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EDUC 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Learning Framework
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Pre-Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: This interdisciplinary course addresses (1) research and theory in learning, cognition, and motivation; (2) factors that impact learning; and (3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply learning skills discussed in the course. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models. Critical thinking serves as the foundation for different thematic approaches using a variety of academic disciplines. This course is cross-listed as PSYC 1300. The student may register for either EDUC 1300 or PSYC 1300 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4227015125

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EDUC 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to the Teaching Profession
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: An enriched integrated pre-service course and content experience for students interested in a teaching career. This courses is an introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Lab provides the student with opportunities to participate in field observations at all levels of P-12 school with varied and diverse student populations; a minimum of 16 hours must be in classrooms. Course content is aligned with the State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1301015109


EDUC 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Principles and Practices of Multicultural Education
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None. DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: An examination of cultural diversity found in society and reflected in the classroom. Topics will include the study of major cultures and their influence on lifestyle, behavior, learning, intercultural communication and teaching, as well as psychosocial stressors encountered by diverse cultural groups. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1301015209


EDUC 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Special Populations
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: EDUC 1301. DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: An enriched integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides an overview of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic, and academic diversity and equity with an emphasis on factors that facilitate learning. Lab provides the student with opportunities to participate in field observations at all levels of P-12 school with varied and diverse student populations; a minimum of 16 hours must be in classrooms. Course content is aligned with the State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1310015109



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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