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Discipline: Degree: AS - Educational Paraprofessional - S0375
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Aspects and Issues in Teaching Service Learning EDUC 16
  • Identify a variety of effective teaching strategies.
  • Describe the educational system today locally, state-wide, and nationally.
  • Describe the changing demographics of California and analyze the impact on public education.
  • Identify effective teaching strategies to address the current diversity of learners
  • Explain how aspects of diversity affect the classroom, including culture and ethnicity, socioeconomic-status, and gender identification
Child and Adolescent Development CHLD 11
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will be able to compare and contrast diverse theoretical, cultural and historical perspectives and contexts, including current research trends that relate to the study of child development.
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will analyze major developmental milestones for children prenatal through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, language and brain development using standard research methodologies.
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will apply developmental theory to the analysis of child observations and interviews using objective evaluative techniques.
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages of development.
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will analyze the importance of development in the early years and the interaction between maturational processes and social and environmental factors.
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
Child Growth and Lifespan Development CHLD 10
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to summarize and compare theories of development.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to describe typical development in the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional domains throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to identify biological and environmental factors that influence development from conception through the end of life.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to collect and analyze data on relationships, skills, and competencies at various ages throughout the life span..
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to analyze data from observations of a child's play focusing on its various developmental functions.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
Child Growth and Lifespan Development- Honors CHLD 10H
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to describe typical development in the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional domains throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to identify biological and environmental factors that influence development from conception through the end of life.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to summarize and compare theories of development.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to collect and analyze data on relationships, skills, and competencies at various ages throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
Child, Family, School, and Community CHLD 1
  • Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will be able to identify and analyze theories of socialization that address the interrelationship of child, family, and community as well as family systems, beliefs and dynamics that promote healthy family relationships.
  • Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will be able to examine and describe the agents of socialization (family, peers, school, media and community) and social issues that influence the developing child.
  • Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will be able to critically assess how changing educational, political, social, economic and cultural factors directly impact the lives of children and families.
  • Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will evaluate evaluate community support services and agencies that are available to help families, develop referral skills that help children and families access empowering community resources and analyze effective advocacy skills that establish effectual public policies pertaining to children and families
  • Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will be able to critique strategies that support and empower families through respectful, reciprocal relationships to involve all families in their children's development and learning.
  • Students enrolled in CHLD 1 will be able to analyze one’s own goals and sense of self as related to family history and life experiences, assessing how this impacts relationships with children and families.
Children with Special Needs CHLD 68
  • Identify characteristics of disabilities in young children and appropriate interventions based on the developmental continuum
  • Evaluate the history of inclusion and its role in shaping current policies related to best practices of inclusion for children with special needs and their families
  • Understand how to collaborate with families and community agencies in supporting the development of children with special needs
Children's Literature LIT 40
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students will analyze major themes and concerns in children's literature.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Developmental Psychology PSYC 14
  • Apply major theories in developmental psychology. (changed from identify to apply - 7/3/13)
  • Evaluate the relative contributions of nature and nurture to human development.
  • Analyze the developmental changes that take place during the prenatal, infancy, early and middle childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood stages, and later adulthood, and death.
  • Analyze the attachment process and its impact on psychological development throughout the lifespan.
  • Analyze the stages of bereavement and death with an understanding of cultural differences.
  • Compare the major development theorists including Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, Ainsworth, Lorenz, Levinson, Watson, Skinner, Kohlberg, Gilligan, White and Freud.
  • Evaluate scientific research methods (longitudinal, cross-sectional, sequential, twin method) used in developmental psychology.
  • Evaluate the historical and current traditional approaches to the study of developmental psychology.
  • Evaluate the Nature versus Nurture Controversy as it applies to developmental psychology.
  • Evaluate the implication of cultural processes on the psychological development of the individual.
  • Students will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social institutions and human behavior.
Early Literacy in Child Development CHLD 51
  • Students completing CHLD 51 will be able to describe how to differentiate instruction within a variety of learning contexts and with diverse learners, including second-language learners.
  • Students completing CHLD 51 - Early Literacy in Child Development will be able to define and explain how early language and vocabulary development influences initial literacy and later academic success.
  • Students completing CHLD 51 will be able to understand that literacy development is a complex, intricate, multi-step process; taking diverse learners through both similar and dissimilar paths to common grounds.
  • Students completing CHLD 51 will be able to analyze educational policies and practices regarding reading instruction.
  • Students completing CHLD 51 will be able to identify supportive family contexts that enhance children's language and literacy experiences.
  • Students completing CHLD 51 will be able to comprehend state and national standards for reading/language arts.
  • Students completing CHLD 51 will understand effective skills and strategies that facilitate literacy development, including theoretically sound and scientifically proven methodological practices.
First Aid and CPR KIN 3
  • Students will meet the CPR standards, which includes CPR, rescue breathing and obstructed airway, as required by the American Red Cross for certification of the Adult, Child and Infant population.
  • Students will learn and demonstrate skills necessary for controlling bleeding, immobilization techniques and care for sudden illnesses.
  • Develop a scenario for the identification, care and treatment of a sudden illness.
  • With a classmate demonstrate the proper technique of controlling severe bleeding.
  • Complete the study questions at the conclusion of each chapter.
  • Using the mannequin, perform the necessary one-person intervention for a rescue-breathing scenario.
Freshman Composition ENGL 1A
  • Students will write an essay in which they synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Students will apply MLA format for citing and documenting sources.
Freshman Composition - Honors ENGL 1AH
  • Students will write an essay in which they synthesize information from multiple texts.
  • Students will apply MLA format for citing and documenting sources.
Health, Safety and Nutrition of Children CHLD 64
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to assess strategies to maximize the mental and physical health of children and adults in programs for all young children in accordance with culturally, linguistic and developmentally sound practice.
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to identify health, safety, and environmental risks in children's programs in the indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to analyze the nutritional needs of children at various ages and evaluate the relationship between healthy development and nutrition.
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to evaluate regulations, standards, policies and procedures related to health, safety, and nutrition in support of young children, teachers and families.
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to evaluate regulations, standards, policies according to Title 22 California Health & Safety Codes.
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Identify laws and regulations supporting health, safety, and nutrition in children’s programs including mandated reporting and characteristics of abuse and neglect.
Intermediate Algebra Math 71
  • Math students feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education
  • Solve the following types of equations in one variable: polynomial, absolute value, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic.
  • Solve applications using equations in one variable.
  • Use the square root property, completing the square, quadratic formula, and factoring methods to solve quadratic equations and others that are quadratic in form.
  • Solve applications involving the quadratic equations.
  • Solve literal equations.
  • Define a function and its domain and range.
  • Find the domain of a function involving rational or radical expressions.
  • Perform operations on functions.
  • Solve polynomial and rational inequalities.
  • Solve compound inequalities.
  • Solve non-linear systems in two variables.
  • Solve linear systems in two and three variables.
  • Solve applications using linear systems.
  • Construct, interpret and analyze graphs for the following: linear and quadratic equations, conic sections, linear inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, and both linear and non-linear systems.
  • Find the equation of a line given facts about the line.
  • Use the rules for exponents to simplify expressions.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and factor polynomials.
  • Simplify and perform operations on rational expressions.
  • Simplify complex fractions.
  • Evaluate and perform operations on radical terms, expressions containing rational exponents, and complex numbers.
  • Rationalize denominators.
  • Evaluate and perform operations on exponential and logarithmic functions.
  • Find the inverse of a function.
  • Find the values of a sequence.
  • Evaluate series.
  • Apply the binomial theorem.
  • Students will be able to solve a wide variety of equations without being told what type of equation they are solving.
Introduction to Child Psychology PSYC 15
  • Compare theories of child psychology.
  • Apply physical (including changes in the brain), cognitive, and psychosocial (social, emotional and personality) changes throughout childhood (infancy through adolescence) to explain children's behavior.
  • Compare theories of child psychology.
  • Describe and evaluate methodology used to assess child psychology (including cross-sectional, longitudinal, and sequential).
  • Recognize ethical issues concerning research with minors.
  • Analyze key physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes from the birth through adolescence.
  • Explain child and adolescent psychological disorders and therapies
  • Define the process of conception and the prenatal period.
  • Analyze the psychological implications of the developmental stages.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social institutions and human behavior.
Introduction to Education EDUC 10
  • Identify personal meanings related to teaching, reflecting upon motivations to becoming a teacher, examining personal characteristics, assumptions and beliefs, subject matter knowledge, and experiences and goals
  • Students will be able to explain the requirements for teacher preparation as well as supply and demand for teachers in the 21st century.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional standards, ethics, and professionalism used in school environments
  • Relate course content to elementary classrooms through satisfactory completion of a minimum of 45-hours of approved fieldwork including structured assignments, observations, and reflections that demonstrate the ability to recognize and describe elements of the CSTP and TPE, state adopted academic content and performance standards, and strategies used to accommodate individual differences among students.
Language Acquisition ENGL 81
  • Students will describe the principal observable milestones in language acquisition.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental components of human language.