Education (EDUC)

EDUC 51  Introduction to Educational Technology  (3.0 Units)  

This course examines educational technology and its roles, as well as fundamental theoretical concepts of human development, learning and performance, information and communication, instruction and instructional design. Students will analyze technology from three integrated perspectives: technology as a tool, a medium, and a setting for learning and will use internet tools as they survey a variety of strategies for integrating technology into classrooms. The course will also introduce students to basic methods for integrating technology into classroom lessons and for creating online learning activities. Students will have the opportunity to create projects relevant to their educational setting.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Not transferable

EDUC 60  Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning  (2.0 Units)  

A course for education students or current teachers to acquire the skills needed to effectively create and utilize a virtual classroom, with particular emphasis on computer-mediated communication, cyber-scaffolding, construction and facilitation of learning activities, building online learning communities, managing virtual classrooms, performing formative and summative assessments, and online instructional design. The overall focus of the course will be understanding course design, best practices, and applicable theory for online teaching and learning. (Formerly ETEC 60).

Lecture Hours: 27.0; Lab Hours: 27.0

Transfer: Not transferable

EDUC 101  Introduction to Teaching  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to teaching as a career and education as a social institution. Crucial issues facing schools in American democratic society are considered, especially K-12 goals, curriculum, and methods. Opportunities, challenges, and requirements of the profession are presented. This course is not designed to be a course in professional education. A minimum 30 hours of observation/participation in public schools grades K-8 by arrangement with the instructor.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

EDUC 138  Cooperative Education/Education  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education is a key element of Victor V alley College's comprehensive approach to career development. Coop erative Education is a 16-, 12-, or 8-week course that enables students t o receive college credit for paid or unpaid work opportunities. This course hel ps students gain valuable on-the-job work experience while providing practic al education, best practices in professional development, and academic guidance th rough the course of their work opportunity. The combination of practical exp erience and curricular development empowers students to be more competiti ve, efficient and valuable employees upon completion of this program and/or t heir academic program trajectory. The course is ideal for students who a re cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or seeking ca reer changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training thro ugh work-based learning experiences such as through an internship. Coopera tive Education transforms community businesses, industries, and public agenc ies into expanded educational training laboratories. Credit is awarded on the basis of learning objecti ves completed and the number of hours the student trains. Students must create/ complete new learning objectives each semester they enroll. Students may  utilize their present work sites. More details are available in the Cooperati ve Education Office, (760) 245-4271, ext. 2281. The office, located in the Ac ademic Commons, is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-6:00 p. m., and by appointment.

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only