BHS Course Catalog
BHS Education Pathways
Intro to Education: Dual Credit (1 Semester, 1 credit)
Level: Jr, Sr
This course provides an introduction to the profession of teaching in the context of the American educational system. The historical, philosophical, social, and legal foundations of education are introduced, and ethical issues in a diverse society, the organizational structure of school systems, and school governance are examined. Lesson planning, mandatory reporting, and specialized training will be emphasized.
Students would be able to earn Dual Credit through WCC. This course will follow the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative) standards which are aligned with the Waubonsee Community College course outline for EDU 200.
Clinical Experience in Education: Dual Credit (1 Semester, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Education
Level: Jr, Sr
This 45-hour documented clinical experience allows students considering a career in teaching to observe and interact with children and teachers in classroom settings. Focused on the subject and age category in which the students are planning to teach, the clinical experience is planned, guided, and evaluated by a cooperating teacher and the college instructor using various documented educational assignments. A weekly on-campus seminar explores such topics as effective teaching methods, classroom management techniques, and learning styles, and assists students in assessing their commitment to teaching as a career.
Students would be able to earn Dual Credit through WCC. Students would need to be able to arrange their own transportation to any clinical experiences. This course will follow the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative) standards which are aligned with the Waubonsee Community College course outline for EDU 202.
Teaching Assistant (1 term, 0 credit) Can be repeated
Prerequisite: Must have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher and be a student in good standing
Level: Jr, Sr Elective
Students who have demonstrated proficiency in one or more subject areas will act as teacher aides or tutors in the classroom. This course may be repeated once during a school year with a maximum of four (4) times.