Many students at Quincy College have long range goals to continue their education and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree. The Elementary Education Program is designed to prepare students who wish to become elementary teachers. It seeks to attract students who are interested in working in public/private school settings with children in grades 1-6. A solid foundation in Liberal Arts will allow students flexibility in selecting courses that will match program requirements of the schools that the students would like to attend. The general education courses will enable the students to continue their studies beyond the Associate’s Degree.
All ECE and EDU students must complete a CORI and a SORI (including finger printing), prior to their acceptance into the ECE/EDU program. It is the responsibility of the student to complete this so that they will be able to do field observations during the program. Most local police stations will perform SORIs/fingerprinting for a fee. CORIs will be performed at the site chosen to complete your observation/field experience hours.
Elementary Education Courses
Introduction to Education
This foundation course is required for the elementary education transfer program. It focuses on the historical, philosophical, and social influences of education in the United States. Contemporary educational thought as well as expectations of the teaching profession will be explored. Course content and weekly, out-of-class, observations in the field will assist students in assessing their commitment to teaching. 20-30 hours of practicum/observation in the field are required. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
This course is designed to provide the student with an integrated understanding of child development as it relates to early childhood education. A broad theoretical background is combined with principles of application. Emphasis is on the social context of early development, group processes, influence of the family, role of play, and the development of cognitive capabilities. Visitations to pre-school centers required.
Psychology of Learning
This educational psychology course will explore the teaching and learning process; teaching with an emphasis on planning effective instructional strategies, classroom management, and assessment. It focuses on human development, learning theories, individual difference, and motivation. Prerequisite PSY 101.
An examination of the behavior of humans in social groups. Emphasis will be placed on concepts including culture, society, socialization, role, personality, institutions and social change. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.