Course Catalog : Subject Area




Education Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
EDU 114 Driver Task Analysis
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent or eligible for ESL 13. Introduces the "driver task" as related to the highway transportation system and factors that influences performance ability. Prepares students so they may be eligible to take certification exams for driving school instructors in both public and private schools. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 24 credit hours of college level course work. Provides an orientation to the teaching profession in Virginia, including historical perspectives, current issues, and future trends in education on the national and state levels. Emphasizes information about teacher licensure examinations, steps to certification, teacher preparation and induction programs, and attention to critical shortage areas in Virginia. Includes supervised field placement (recommended: 40 clock hours) in a K-12 school. A fee is required to complete the public school division's mandatory criminal background check. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
EDU 214 Instructional Principles of Driver Education
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): EDU 114. Analyzes rules and regulations that govern the conduct of Driver Education programs with special emphasis on organization and administration. Includes uses in the classroom, driving range and on the street. Prepares students so they may be eligible to take the state certification exam in driver education. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
EDU 235 Health,Safety and Nutrition Education
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Focuses on the physical needs of children and explores strategies to meet these needs. Emphasizes positive health routines, hygiene, nutrition, feeding and clothing habits, childhood diseases, and safety. Places emphasis on the development of food habits and concerns in food and nutrition. Describes symptoms and reporting procedures for child abuse. Lecture 3 hours per week.
EDU 285 Teaching Online Program (TOP)
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Proficient working knowledge of the current VCCS online course delivery system. (TOP Approved) Instructs educators in the method and practice for delivery of online course content. Includes instructional technology and instructional design theory and practice, with skills and strategies that educators will use to engage students and create a collaborative online environment. Lecture 3 hours per week.
EDU 287 Instructional Design for Online Learning
(3 credits) Prepares educators to design online courses that encourage active learning and student participation. Focuses on instructional design practices including the development of content tied to learning objectives and a peer-based approach to evaluating courses. Lecture 3 hours per week.