MN West Intro to Education

One Term Grades 11, 12 Elective

Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? Do you like working with children? Are you wondering if you might like teaching as a career? This course offers an introduction to early childhood, elementary, and secondary education. Students will have the opportunity to examine their potential for the teaching profession. You will explore career opportunities, requirements, regulations, and professional ethics. The historical and social foundations of education, as well as schools in a diverse society, will be covered. You will also learn more about challenges and rewards faced by education professionals, as well as what types of careers are available in education, in addition to teaching. Upon completion of this course, students will have earned three Minnesota West college credits (EDUC1100). The course will meet on Tuesday and Thursday at the High School. Students will have field experiences and be expected to complete coursework and assignments on Monday/Wednesday/Friday each week, but will not be required to report to a classroom. Due to the flexibility of this course, students should be self-motivated and on track for graduation. If you are unsure if this course is for you, visit with your counselor.