Course Descriptions

Education - EDUC
Course Classification

Courses numbered 1-49 — are baccalaureate level (transfer) courses. Courses thus numbered are transferable to four- year institutions. Agriculture courses are designed to parallel the work taught in similar courses at California Polytechnic State University or at California State University, Fresno but may not carry the same number.

Courses numbered 50-99 — are associate degree level courses. Courses thus numbered are primarily for the student who does not plan to continue his/her education beyond the community college level; however, occupational education courses may transfer according to articulation agreements. Complete information on articulation is available through the Counseling Center.

Courses Numbered 100-201 — are non-transfer and are non-degree applicable; they are skill building or remedial.

Abbreviations for Degree, Non-Degree, and Transfer Courses

The following abbreviations designate degree applicable, transfer, and non-degree applicable courses:
(AA) Associate Degree
(CSU) Transferable to California State University System
(UC) Transferable to University of California System
(NDA) Non-Degree Applicable

  • EDUC-001
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Credit(s) 3

Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 001 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 professional 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 course requires a minimum of 45 hours of structured fieldwork in public school elementary classrooms that represent California's diverse student population, and includes cooperation with at least one carefully selected and campus-approved certificated classroom teacher.

Class Hours:
54 Lecture
ENG 001A
Transfers to:
EDUC 200
  • EDUC-005
  • Critical Think. in the Classrm
  • Credit(s) 3

Critical Thinking in the Classroom
EDUC 005 is a critical thinking class intended for students who are considering teaching as a profession. Principles and methods of critical thinking will be applied and covered. Concepts covered are as follows: identifying arguments, developing reasoning skills, and identifying common fallacies blended with applications of these concepts into a K-8 classroom environment.

Class Hours:
54 Lecture
ENG 001A and EDUC 001
Transfers to: