Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1301- Section: 71
Introduction to the Teaching Profession
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Instructor Information
Instructor Amy Neeb
Phone(409) 984-6341
Location:Educational I - Room: 133
Hours:Office Hours: Please email for appt.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

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Course Information
Description An enriched integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides active recruitment and institutional support of students interested in a teaching career, especially in high-need fields; provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations at all levels (P-12) with varied and diverse student populations; and provides students with support from college and school faculty, preferably in small cohort groups, for the purpose of introduction to and analysis of
Prerequisites EDUC 1301: None
EDUC 2301: EDUC 1301 Introduction to Teaching
Learning Outcomes Identify current issues influencing the field of education and teacher professional development. Analyze the culture of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socioeconomic, ethnic, and disability-based academic diversity and equity.Provide examples from classroom observations and course activities that demonstrate understanding of educational pedagogy and professional responsibilities of teachers.Evaluate personal motivations, educational philosophies, and factors related to educational career decision making.Recognize the various multiple intelligences/learning styles in order to be able to implement instructional practices that meet the needs of all students
Core Objectives *Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Teachers, Schools, and Society, 10/e
David Miller Sadker, Univ of Arizona, Professor Emeritus, Amer Univ
Karen R. Zittleman, Ph.D., American University
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Final Exam Date October 12, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  October 14, 2020 - 11:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Observation Journal: 50%
Final Exam: 30%
Assignments/Discussions: 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy Please check Blackboard daily
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.