EDCR 1010, Introduction to Democracy and Education
This course explores the philosophical framework underpinning the CARE program. Candidates also learn about the history, geography, and people of the Federal Hocking School District as well as the history and requirements of CARE. Students design and execute a service-learning project as part of this class. They also have two placements in elementary classrooms, each about 7 weeks long. Ideally, one is in an early childhood classroom and the other is in an upper elementary classroom. We also try to give candidates an experience at both Coolville and Amesville schools. Placement hours for this semester: 75 classroom hours; 10 service-learning hours; and 3-5 extra-curricular or community hours.
Zach Ballew teaches this class during fall semesters. Most candidates are sophomores
EDCR 2010, Childhood In America, Birth Through Elementary School
This class focuses on child development. While none of our candidates will be certified to teach Pre-K through 3rd grade, we feel that it is important that they understand the totality of the child development process. For that reason, placements during this semester are with elementary teachers. This class is taught through a social justice lens and focuses on child development in a holistic manner that takes into account not only children’s social development but also how students develop within the cultural context. In practice, this means: that the curriculum is anti-biased, with an emphasis on culturally sensitive teaching and learning. Children’s family and cultural identities are integrated into the daily life of the classroom, while teachers and schools acknowledge the ways in which their own cultural identities shape their teaching. The final piece of culturally responsive early childhood development in education is an emphasis on the process of advocating for children, schools, and communities. Work in this course coordinates with placements in EDCR 1010.
Jadey Gilmore teaches this class during the fall semesters. Most candidates are sophomores.
EDCR 2015, Childhood In America, Middle School Through Adult
This is a continuation of EDCR 2010, focusing on older children. It involves a service-learning project in which candidates will work with middle and/or high school students to accomplish something of value to their school or community.
Amy Buchman teaches this course during the spring semesters. Most candidates are sophomores.
EDCR 2100, Democratic Teaching Methods
This is a general methods class (not specific to any one subject) that explores teaching in a progressive, democracy-centered fashion. Smokey Daniel’s book, Subjects Matter, is an important resource for this course.
Ann Cell teaches this course during spring semesters. Most candidates are sophomores.
EDSP 2710, Introduction to Exceptionalities
This course is designed to be a broad introductory level course dealing with the education of students with all kinds of exceptionalities. The course will present a brief general overview of learners with exceptional needs along with educational and social issues that surround them.
Molly Mason-Hurst teaches this course during spring semesters. Most candidates are sophomores.
EDCR 3100, Advanced Democratic Methods
Building upon skills and knowledge developed in EDCR 2100, this course helps students to understand and implement additional knowledge and skills necessary for creating and maintaining a democracy-centered classroom. Specific topics include differentiating instruction, management skills, and developing experience-based activities for students. John Dewey’s Experience And Education is an important resource for this class. In addition to a standard placement, candidates co-teach a high school or middle school inquiry class. Groups of CARE students rotate into the class for an extended period and, with a great deal of support from the CARE instructor and classroom teacher, do most of the planning and teaching.
Ann Cell teaches this class during the fall semesters. Most candidates are juniors
What to Take/ Don’t Take (classes by semester and which classes you shouldn’t take because CARE classes replace them!)
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