Education Pathway

Beth Beenken
(952) 567-8201  |  ebeenken@swmetro.k12.mn.us

Teach in the classroom alongside professional educators serving a diverse population of students. Develop relationships to motivate younger students for academic success. Design dynamic classroom learning activities using modern technology and practices. For grades 11 and 12

SEMESTER 1
Introduction to Education


SEMESTER 2
Multicultural Education and Human Relations in Schools (Introduction to Education prerequisite) 




INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION provides an overview of the education profession and U.S. educational system. It is an excellent way for students to determine if they would like to pursue a career in education. Topics include: current theories, trends and issues in education, ethics, certification standards, roles and responsibilities of teachers, learners, and other school personnel. The course will also explore the historical development and social functions of education, and educational institutions. There will be a 25 hour practicum in a K-12 classroom as a requirement for the class. Offered first semester only.

MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION AND HUMAN RELATIONS IN SCHOOLS  introduces pre-service teachers to core concepts and approaches to multicultural education including issues related to students, family and community diversity based on culture, language, race, class, gender, sexual identity and disability. Topics addressed include: issues about the hierarchy of education with regard to privilege, equity and access to high quality education. Students will learn culturally and linguistically responsive classroom strategies. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating the multicultural competence required of all successful teachers who work with today’s diverse youth. Class will include speakers, videos, simulations to ensure content is mastered.




CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
4 Credits | Normandale Community College

MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION AND HUMAN RELATIONS IN SCHOOLS  
3 Credits | Normandale Community College


To enroll for college credit, students are required to fill out an application, provide a transcript and take a college  entrance exam (Accuplacer).