Education major

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If you want to be a teacher, you will be making a number of decisions: What age group do you want to teach? What subject do you want to teach? Will you transfer to a school with an undergraduate (four-year/bachelor’s) or graduate (fifth year/master’s) teaching program? Which school do you want to transfer to? The answer to these questions will help determine the appropriate courses to take.

Students interested in teaching at the elementary level (Pre-K to eighth grade) will want to follow a course of study that is multidisciplinary since they will teach many subjects. There are a number of Elementary Teacher Education programs in the Portland area.

Students interested in teaching at the secondary level (middle or high school) will want to follow a course of study that reflects the major area they wish to teach (i.e., math, social science, science, health/PE, language arts, etc.)

Admitted students may also log on to Navigate to start the process of building an academic plan based on this major and can notify an adviser for review.

Courses for Elementary Education Majors

ED200Introduction to Education (Course offered online)3
ED261Child Development Principles4
MTH211Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I4
MTH212Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II4
MTH213Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III4

Visit mhcc.edu/EOU-ETEP to learn about getting your bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Oregon Teaching License from EOU on the MHCC Gresham Campus.

Transfer Schools

The following shows just one example of how students can complete an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree while also taking lower-division education courses. Be sure to work with an MHCC  adviser and the transfer institution you'd like to attend to ensure correct courses are being taken. Not all courses are offered every term. Click on a course number to see what term(s) the course is typically offered.

Plan of Study Grid
First QuarterCredits
ED200 Introduction to Education (Course offered online) 3
MTH211 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 4
WR121 English Composition (Course offered online) 4
Health & Physical Education 3
 Credits14
Second Quarter
ED261 Child Development Principles 4
MTH212 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II 4
WR122
English Composition: Critical Thinking (Course offered online)
or Technical Report Writing (Course offered online)
4
Lab Science 3-5
 Credits17
Third Quarter
MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III 4
Oral Communication 3-4
Lab Science 3-5
Elective / university requirement 4
 Credits17
Fourth Quarter
Arts & Letters 3-4
Social Science 3-4
Lab Science 3-5
Elective / university requirement 4
 Credits16
Fifth Quarter
Arts & Letters 3-4
Social Science 3-4
Elective(s) / university requirements 7-8
 Credits14
Sixth Quarter
Arts & Letters 3-4
Electives, if needed to reach 90 credits 9-10
 Credits12-14
 Total Credits90-92

ED120 Leadership Training I - Personal Philosophy of Leadership

Credit 1Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, or IECC201R and IECC201W, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the exercise of leadership and to develop and improve their skills for the exercise of leadership. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. In Leadership Training I students develop a personal philosophy of leadership.

View Course Outcomes:

  1. Articulate his/her personal leadership values
  2. Develop a fundamental understanding of leadership and the skills manifest in effective leaders
  3. Discuss the complexities inherent in ethical leadership
  4. Engage in an ongoing self-analysis of leadership skills and abilities to enhance effectiveness as a leader
  5. Expand his/her awareness of leadership to include the concept of servant-leadership
  6. Identify and differentiate between various styles of leadership
  7. Identify his/her own personal leadership assumptions and philosophy
  8. Illustrate and articulate the importance of culture and diversity in leadership
  9. Improve his/her abilities to exercise leadership

ED121 Leadership Training II - Vision, Goals and Teams

Credit 1Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, or IECC201R and IECC201W, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the exercise of leadership and to develop and improve their skills for the exercise of leadership. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. In Leadership Training II students learn to articulate a vision, set goals and build successful teams.

View Course Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate effective techniques and strategies for articulating a vision
  2. Demonstrate team-based strategies that are inclusive, productive and conflict resolution-oriented
  3. Engage in an ongoing self-analysis of leadership skills and abilities to enhance effectiveness as a leader
  4. Improve his/her abilities to exercise leadership
  5. Learn team-building strategies and engage in team-building activities
  6. Refine his/her understanding of leadership and the skills manifest in effective leaders
  7. Understand the steps involved in setting goals

ED122 Leadership Training III - Practical application

Credit 1Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, or IECC201R and IECC201W, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the exercise of leadership and to develop and improve their skills for the exercise of leadership. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. In Leadership Training III students address practical concerns including making decisions, guiding through conflict and initiating and/or navigating change.

View Course Outcomes:

  1. Employ the processes involved in effective decision-making
  2. Engage in an ongoing self-analysis of leadership skills and abilities to enhance effectiveness as a leader
  3. Express the methods leaders can use to initiate change and help others adjust to change
  4. Identify areas of potential leadership growth
  5. Illustrate and articulate the importance of culture and diversity in leadership
  6. Improve his/her abilities to exercise leadership
  7. Recognize the different types on conflict and appreciate the role a leader can play in managing conflict
  8. Refine his/her understanding of leadership and the skills manifest in effective leaders

ED125 Tutoring and Instructional Issues

Credit 1

Registration Requirement: Employment in the MHCC Learning Success Center (LSC) or instructor consent is required.

This course introduces professional tutors and peer academic mentors to effective tutoring and academic coaching strategies for community college learners. The course covers tutor and mentor roles and responsibilities, adult learning theories, techniques for conducting productive tutoring or mentoring sessions, questioning and active listening techniques, study skills and learning strategies, learning differences, ethics and appropriate referral processes.

View Course Outcomes:

  1. Apply college policies and procedures
  2. Employ effective study skills and learning strategies into tutoring and mentoring
  3. Identify and assess need for referral to another campus resource
  4. Identify the diverse needs of individual learners
  5. Provide learning assistance to students that support course content and instructional method
  6. Use productive tutoring and mentoring techniques that foster active learning and student independence

ED200 Introduction to Education (Course offered online)

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090,or IECC201R and IECC201W, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course examines teaching as a profession and considers the roles and ethical obligations of professional educators. The course investigates issues prominent in education today including historical, legal and philosophical foundations. The governance of local schools and districts, student diversity, characteristics of effective schools and teachers are discussed. This course is recommended for anyone considering a career in teaching.

View Course Outcomes:

  1. Describe diversity of today's students, e.g.. culture, race, ability, gender, language, community and economic class
  2. Describe how major social, cultural, economic, and political forces have impacted and continue to impact education
  3. Describe necessary qualities and characteristics of a professional and effective educator
  4. Describe the purposes of schooling in America
  5. Describe the relationship of diversity to educational access and societal equity
  6. Develop one's personal philosophy of education through examination of different schools of thought
  7. Identify roles and responsibilities of teachers in today's schools
  8. Identify the ethical expectations of teachers in today's schools

ED261 Child Development Principles

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, or IECC201R and IECC201W, with a "C" or better; or placement above stated levels.

Surveys basic theories and principles of development from the prenatal stage to adolescence. Examines various influences on development. The focus includes age-appropriate expectations and the significance of research findings for each stage. Students cannot get credit for both ED261 and ECE261.

View Course Outcomes:

  1. Describe the basic principles of growth and development from the prenatal period to adolescence
  2. Explain the major theories of child development
  3. Identify physical, social, emotional and cognitive domains of development
  4. Utilize knowledge of variables that influence development for professional and personal decision making

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course