Building a Better Future World: Education
Education is a pillar of our society and plays an important role in working towards building a better future world. In Building a Better Future World: Education, students will be introduced to the profession of education and characteristics of effective teaching. Students will have the opportunity to observe teachers in public school classrooms and work with pupils during this course. Students will explore the question, can we really make a difference?
C&T 100 – Introduction to Education Profession
Amy Quirin - Bio coming soon
Fulfills Goal 1 Outcome 1 (GE11), 3 credit hours
This course is designed to acquaint students with the profession of education by helping to increase an awareness of the role and characteristics of an effective teacher. Large and small group activities and assignments are dispersed throughout the semester to facilitate these outcomes. Students will be involved in observation of and participation with teachers and pupils in public school classrooms, which complement course activities and assignments. Students will work with a mentor pre-service teacher from the KU School of Education to provide discussions about each of the course objectives. C&T 100 is a pre-professional course. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee eventual admission to the School of Education's Teacher Education Program.
UNIV 101 – University Seminar
Michele Casavant, Education Administration
2 credit hours
UNIV 101 helps students to make a smooth transition to KU and provides an important foundation to their academic studies. This two-credit hour seminar is small, enrolling about 19 students. In addition to providing a community for C&T 100 students, by being a part of the Building a Better Future World: Education learning community, you will know campus better, will more fully understand your individual and team strengths, will practice and develop critical thinking skills, will learn about information literacy and research, and will gain memorable experiences.
Michele Casavant is the Director of Advising in the School of Education and the Director of the Multicultural Scholars Program.