2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog

Teaching (BAS-T) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career.  The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements.  Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. English Composition II


2. Social and Political Context of Early Childhood Education


  • ECED 355 Social and Political Context of Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: As a teacher working with a diverse group of students, it is important to understand how bias, stereotypes and systemic privilege impact your work. This class helps you to explore self-refection and identity development while gaining cultural competency and an understanding of how social and political contexts impact children’s learning. 

Action Item: Pre-Residency Clearance


Apply for pre-residency clearance through OSPI.

3. Law and Ethics


  • ECED 335 Law and Ethics (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: Understanding of the laws related to special education is vital for all teachers, in particular for graduates of this program who will have an endorsement in special education. This class will help you gain an understanding of federal and state regulations around special education, professional ethics, and advocacy for children with disabilities. 

Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

4. Inquiry Based Science for Teachers


  • NSCI 300 Inquiry Based Science for Teachers (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Teachers must be prepared to teach a variety of subjects. This class prepares you with content knowledge in science. It is focused on the main concepts in natural science for early childhood teachers including topics in earth/space science, life science, physical science, and engineering design.

Action: Fall Quarter Evaluation


Turn in fall quarter evaluation from site supervisor, update resume, and turn in Residency Placement Questionnaire.

5. Social Studies for Teachers


  • ISS 300 Social Studies for Teachers (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: It is important for teaches to have knowledge of social studies in order to teach young children. This class is an overview of the main concepts in social studies for early childhood teachers including topic in history, civics, geography, economics, and global issues.

6. Advanced Math Methods


  • ECED 325 Advanced Math Methods (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: Early childhood educators must be prepared in methods for teaching math to young learners. This class prepares you with strategies for math instruction. 

7. Observations, Documentation and Monitoring


  • ECED 365 Observations, Documentation and Monitoring (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: Observation is a key skill in teaching young children. This class helps you to develop skills and strategies for observing, documenting, and monitoring children birth to grade 3 who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse and their families.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

8. Assessment and Evaluation


  • ECED 340 Assessment and Evaluation (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: A key skill in teaching is the ability to design and implement assessments for children. This class helps you to select, administer, score, and interpret formal assessment tools in order to evaluate students for placement into special education programs.

Action Item: Winter Quarter Evaluation


 Turn in winter quarter evaluation from site supervisor.

9. Adaptations, Modifications and Planning


  • ECED 370 Adapations, Modifications and Planning (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Teachers work with diverse learners, and part of effective pedagogy is the ability to make adaptations and modifications to lessons in order to reach all learners. In this class, you will use evidence-based strategies to adapt and modify curriculum and environments for individual children birth to grade three who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse and their families.

10. Advanced Language and Literacy Methods


Action Item: National Evaluation Series Exam


Take National Evaluation Series (NES) exam in early childhood education.

11. Collaboration and Supervision


  • ECED 395 Collaboration and Supervision (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: Teachers are expected not only to work with children, but also with families and colleagues. This class helps you to develop skills needed to effectively collaborate with others including school personnel, community agency personnel, and families to support children birth to third grade who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse and their families.

12. Health and Fitness


  • ECED 307 Health and Fitness (2 credits)
  • Course purpose: Early childhood educators must be prepared in methods for teaching health and fitness to young learners. This class prepares you with strategies for developing health and fitness lessons for early learning programs. 

Action Item: Spring Quarter Evaluation


13. Fall Residency


This is the first quarter of residency in the public school system. This course begins the end of August when public schools begin. You will be in your placement full-time during the quarter and attend a seminar once a week in the evenings on campus.

  • ECED 497 General Education Residency (6-18 credits)
  • Course Purpose: Teachers need time in the early childhood classroom to hone the skills acquired in the college classroom. This field experience residency will focus on developing skills to teach P-3 general education. 

  • ECED 485 Residency Seminar (3-9 credits)
  • Course purpose: Teachers need time together to reflect on their practice and make sense of what they are learning in their residency. This weekly seminar during residency allows students to process their learning together.

14. Winter Residency


  • ECED 497 General Education Residency (6-18 credits)
  • Course purpose: Teacher need time in the early childhood classroom to hone the skills acquired in the college classroom. This field expereince residency will focus on developing skills to teach P-3 general education.

  • ECED 498 Special Education Residency (6-18 credits)
  • Course purpose: Teachers need time in the early childhood classroom to hone the skills acquired in the college classroom. This field expereicne residency will focus on developing skills to teach P-3 special education.

  • ECED 485 Residency Seminar (3-9 credits)
  • Course Purpose: Teachers need time together to reflect on their practice and make sense of what they are learning in their residency. This weekly seminar during residency allows students to process their learning together. 

Action Item: Submit edTPA


15. Spring Residency


  • ECED 498 Special Education Residency (6-18 credits)
  • Course Purpose: Teachers need time in the early childhood classroom to hone the skills acquired in the college classroom. This field experience residency will focus on developing skills to teach P-3 special education. 

  • ECED 485 Residency Seminar (3-9 credits)
  • Course purpose: Teachers need tim etogether to reflect on their practice and make sense of what they are learning in their residency. This weekly seminar during residency allows students to process their learning together.

Action Item: Apply for a Residency Teaching Certificate


Apply for a Residency Teaching Certificate from OSPI.

Total Credits: 90


Program Code: 40B


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