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Location: BGS 314 [map]

Phone: (949) 582-4733
Fax: (949) 347-7363

Division Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00am to 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Weekends

Department Information
Phone: (949) 582-4208

Department Chairperson
Christina Smith View profile information for Staff Member Send email to Staff Member Website for Barbara Tamialis
Office BGS 103
(949) 582-4208

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EDUC 90- Intro to Elementary Education (3 units)
Introduces concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). In addition to class time, the course requires 45 hours of structured fieldwork in approved public school classrooms.

EDUC 115-Secondary School Teaching (4units)
This course provides an overview of the teaching profession for students who are considering a career in secondary education. 40 hours of fieldwork will be required.

EDUC 118- Exceptional Children (3 units)
An introduction to special education for K-12 students. Offers a survey and study of various characteristics of exceptional children. The primary focus will be on the categories of children with disabilities, but will include children at risk, and children from culturally diverse backgrounds.

EDUC 131- Educational Psychology (3 units)
Focuses on the basic principles of psychology that are pertinent to education, including abilities, intelligence, social and emotional factors and principles of learning.

Visit Preparing for a Career in Teaching (PACT) and Teacher Preparation Pipeline (TPP) to learn more about becoming a teacher.

Visit Teach California, to learn the different pathways to become a teacher. This website is administered by the California Department of Education.

Visit California Career Cafe to help you identify your career path.

Contact one of the teacher preparation counselors listed below for more information about transferring.

Jennifer Golden 949-582-4328 jgolden@saddleback.edu or Carol Lerman at 949-582-4328 clerman@saddleback.edu


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