Completion of this course will enable you to be a proficient educator to face the challenges in the 21st century by cultivating a range of skills like creativity education technology etc. Apart from teaching methodologies, this course will provide you with good training to be an effective teacher of young children, and supervisor of children’s’ program, and primary schools.
The following modules will be covered during the course.
- Introduction to the Teaching Profession
This course provides an overview of the American education system and the teaching profession.
Its focus is teacher preparation for the 21st century. It examines the history of education, educational Philosophies, school governance and founding, the rights and responsibilities of teachers and students, Academic standards, teaching and assessment methods, and needs of diverse learners.
- Early Childhood Education
This course reviews the history and present day aspects of early childhood programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school children. Basic principles and foundations of early childhood education are covered.
- Child Guidance
This course provides child guidance and group management techniques to foster the development of self-esteem, self-control, and social skills in young children.
- Math and Science for the Young Child
Designed to foster understanding of the development of mathematical thinking and the mental ability of the preschool child. The science portion will enable the pupil to become familiar with the concept and techniques of “scienceing”.
- Principles of educational Psychology
This course provides a foundation in Educational Psychology and its application to classroom settings.
Special emphasis is placed on development, learning theory, intelligence, motivation, memory, higher-order thinking, diversity, and instructional and instructional and assessment strategies.
- Creativity for Young Children
This course offers an understanding of theory in children’s art, music, and movement activities and their
Practical classroom application through process oriented and teacher activities.
- Introduction to Educational Technology
This course is a theory and application course that introduces students to instructional design principles, traditional and emerging technologies, and software and how they are used in the teaching profession.
- Practicum I : Class observation and Evaluation
Offers an opportunity to observe children in class rooms and child care settings, gain understanding of their behavior and evaluate their environments.
- Practicum II : Teaching Practice
Facilitates practical experiences in techniques of early childhood education, in a school or center for preschool education.
- Teaching Methodology 1 : Teaching Skills in Science for Primary students
- Teaching Methodology 2 : Teaching Skills in Math for Primary students
- Teaching Methodology 3: Teaching Skills in English for Primary students
- Teaching Methodology 4: Teaching Skills in Environmental Science for Primary students
Upon successful completion of the course, the students should be able to do effective lesson planning, Teaching learning processes , determine methods of evaluation and assessment, introduce basic concepts in Literacy, Numeracy and Aesthetics, and implement Development Methods for student-centered leaning. This transcript will enable the primary teacher training students to get exemptions at many American Universities.