Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-2301- Section: 71
Introduction to Special Populations
|COVID 19 Information||The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.|
|Description||An enriched integrated pre-service course and content experience providing an overview of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socio-economic status, ethnic and academic diversity and equity with emphasis on factors that facilitate learning; provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations of P-12 special populations. Course content is aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsi|
EDUC 1301: None
EDUC 2301: EDUC 1301: Introduction to the Teaching Profession
|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|
*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|
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
1301 Chapters: 1,4,6,9,10,11 (1 week per chapter in an 8 week course)
2301 Chapters: 2,3,5,7,8,12 (1 week per chapter in an 8 week course)
|Final Exam Date||March 8, 2021 - 8:00 AM Through March 12, 2021 - 10:00 AM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Observation Journal: 50% (not required due to Covid)
Final Exam: 30%
**Updated due to Covid**
Final Exam: 50%
|Instructor Policies||I do not have a classroom. Please email me if you would like to meet in person and we can make arrangements.|
|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.|
|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.|