The above section will be conducted in a combination of traditional classroom lecture and online (Distance Learning) delivery. Students must have regular access to a computer and the Internet to successfully complete this course. There will be two distance learning orientation sessions - one from 5-6 pm in room 100 on (Wednesday) January 8, 2014 at the Historic Triangle Campus and the second held on (Thursday) January 9, 2014, from 5-6pm in the Mary Christian Auditorium on the Hampton Campus. If you cannot attend one of the orientation sessions, there is an online orientation located at: http://www.tncc.edu/blackboard/orientation.htm. Please contact the instructor for more details: http://tncc.edu/directory.
(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.