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Program Description  

The Turner Teacher Education Program is designed to provide an introduction to the teaching profession. ED 101 will provide an opportunity to explore teaching as a career while working toward an Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Studies. Included is a combination of in-class theory and information about teaching, along with an opportunity to intern with a local school.

The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Program offers a six-unit Skills Competency Award for students interested in teaching English abroad. Former students have gone to South America, Asia and other regions to teach. In order to receive the Skills Competency Award,students must complete all six courses.

For information regarding the TEFL program, contact Marilynn Spaventa at ext. 2539.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to apply the fundamentals of critical and reflective thinking to the analysis of the issues and challenges facing American education.
  2. Students will develop a personal philosophy of education in order to be able to articulate their personal goals, values and beliefs about teaching.
  3. Students will develop a pre-professional portfolio for use in the advancement in the field.

Faculty and Offices

Julie K. Smith, Chair (ECOC-1/2, ext. 2859)


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