CRC19: Courses

ECE 350 Introduction to Elementary Teaching with Field Experience

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ECE 312

Enrollment Limitation:

Under California laws (Title 22 and Title 5) any persons working directly with children have to give proof of current Tuberculosis clearance.

Transferable: CSU


This course introduces students to the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). Course content includes teaching as a profession and career, historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system, contemporary educational issues, California's content standards and frameworks, and teacher performance standards, as well as observation skills, communication skills, diversity and social issues. In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 45 scheduled hours of structured fieldwork in public elementary school classrooms that represent California's diverse student population, and includes cooperation with campus-approved certificated classroom teachers. Students' fieldwork experiences will integrate and apply the course content. Before beginning field placement, students must show proof of TB clearance.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1: Examine the process of becoming an elementary school teacher.