Academics

Course Descriptions

Education (EDUC)


EDUC 190  The Role of the Paraeducator  (2)
Based on the Washington state Paraeducator standards, this course introduces students to the training needed to work as effective members of an instructional team in the P-12 system. Provides an understanding of direct services to children and youth, including youth with disabilities. Introduces the student to the roles, responsibilities, and techniques of certificated/licensed staff and paraeducators.
EDUC 194  Education Special Topics 1  (1-5)
Enables students to pursue areas of special interest in the field of education. Students participate in approved, regularly scheduled workshops, seminars, or classes sponsored by the college or by a recognized institution or organization, e.g., Child Care Resources, Educational Service District, the Washington Association for the Education for Young Children or local affiliate, health department, articulating school districts, or childcare agency.

EDUC 195  Education Special Topics 2  (1-5)
Enables students to pursue areas of special interest in the field of education. Students participate in approved, regularly scheduled workshops, seminars, or classes sponsored by the college or by a recognized institution or organization, e.g., Child Care Resources, Educational Service District, the Washington Association for the Education for Young Children or local affiliate, health department, articulating school districts, or childcare agency.
EDUC 196  Education Special Topics 3  (1-5)
Enables students to pursue areas of special interest in the field of education. Students participate in approved, regularly scheduled workshops, seminars, or classes sponsored by the college or by a recognized institution or organization, e.g., Child Care Resources, Educational Service District, the Washington Association for the Education for Young Children or local affiliate, health department, articulating school districts, or childcare agency.

EDUC 210  Assisting Practicum  (6)
Students work with children in the elementary classroom, learning and demonstrating the fundamentals of developmentally-appropriate and culturally-sensitive practices. In addition, students participate in a two-hour seminar each week, linking the practicum experience to theory. Satisfies an activity requirement for AA degree.
EDUC 240  Multicultural/Anti-Bias Issues in Education  (3-5)
Examines attitudes and practices that are explicitly and/or subtly biased on the basis of race, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, age, culture, disability, and family/life-style. Emphasizes the implications for classroom practices and developing a plan for incorporating anti-bias attitudes and practices into an educational setting.

EDUC 245  Challenging Behaviors in Young Children  (2)
Presents the basic facts and skills needed to understand and address challenging behaviors and to teach appropriate alternatives. Presents techniques and information drawn from neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, special education, early care and education, child development, cross-cultural research, and proactive skills programs. Discusses the risk factors, protective factors, and the role of the brain in challenging behavior.
EDUC 270  Teacher Portfolio Review  (2)
Provides an independent study follow up course to EDUC& 205. Elementary and secondary education students continue to document their participation in activities related to teacher education and Green River's campus wide learning outcomes. These experiences are documented in a portfolio. PREREQUISITE: EDUC& 205 and 60 or more credits.

EDUC 293  Issues of Child Abuse  (2)
Presents an overview of child abuse and neglect in the U.S. Covers basic definitions, theories of causes, and indicators of abuse. Discusses mandatory reporting laws and forms of intervention along with the importance of taking cultural factors into consideration. Recommended for individuals who work in child care settings and schools.
EDUC 294  Education Special Topics 4  (1-5)
Provides students with a basic knowledge to pursue areas of special interest in the field of education. Students participate in approved, regularly scheduled workshops and seminars sponsored by the college or by a recognized institution or organization, e.g., Educational Service District, the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children or local affiliate; health department, or childcare agency.

EDUC 295  Education Special Topics 5  (1-5)
Provides students with a basic knowledge to pursue areas of special interest in the field of education. Students participate in approved, regularly scheduled workshops and seminars sponsored by the college or by a recognized institution or organization, e.g., Educational Service District, the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children or local affiliate; health department, or childcare agency.
EDUC 296  Education Special Topics 6  (1-5)
Provides students with a basic knowledge to pursue areas of special interest in the field of education. Students participate in approved, regularly scheduled workshops and seminars sponsored by the college or by a recognized institution or organization, e.g., Educational Service District, the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children or local affiliate; health department, or childcare agency.

EDUC& 115  Child Development  (5)
Provides study of developmental tasks and characteristics of infants and children. Course uses current research that includes the influence of culture on development, as well as other environmental influences. Includes observation techniques.
EDUC& 130  Guiding Behavior  (3)
Explores the positive guidance and discipline techniques that are developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive. Discusses theories and styles of discipline with an emphasis on building positive self-esteem in children. Formerly EDUC 130.

EDUC& 150  Child, Family and Community  (3)
Studies the relationship between parents and ECE workers and the impact this relationship has on professionalism. Emphasizes the communication skills and attitudes that allow the ECE worker to develop mutually respectful relationships with parents, co-workers and community. Formerly ECE 235.
EDUC& 204  Exceptional Child  (5)
Introduces the characteristics and educational needs of exceptional children. Discusses autism, learning disabilities, communication disorders, ADD, developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, and orthopedic/health impairments. Presents history, theory, and current research. Appropriate for those working with children ages birth through adolescence.

EDUC& 205  Introduction to Education with Field Exposure  (5)
Acquaints students with the kindergarten through college American education system and the profession of teaching. Appropriate for those wishing to gain a better understanding of schools and teaching, especially those planning to enter the teaching profession. Includes a historical perspective of American education, current research on effective teaching strategies, and a discussion of current issues related to schools, teaching and learning. Also includes 33 hours of a required, supervised placement in an elementary, middle or high school or documentation of previous experience totaling 33 hours.