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ELED 020: Introduction to Elementary Teaching

Course Description

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). Topics include 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. In addition to class time, the co-requisite course, ELED 20A, requires a minimum of 60 hours of structured fieldwork in public school elementary classrooms and includes cooperation with at least one carefully selected and campus-approved certificated classroom teacher.

Units: 2

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 32 – 36
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: ELED 020A
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • C-ID: EDUC 200 - Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching
Last Updated 7/19/23