Education (522)

Information provided includes course descriptions by subject only.
For complete 2020-2021 programs/academic plans, please refer to Academic Programs.

522-101 EDU: Teamwork in School Setting

Working together is paramount in helping all children learn. This introductory course will define the role and responsibilities of the instructional assistant and/or paraeducator. School and educational policies, ethical and moral responsibilities, group dynamics and Wisconsin tribal rights will also be explored and defined. Students engage in scenerios that place emphasis on collaborating with a team comprised of diverse members.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-102 EDU: Techniques for Reading & Language Arts

This course will focus on best practices in working with children in their development of reading and language arts. The student will gain an understanding of the reading process and how to work with all children and reinforce instruction individually and in groups through questioning, listening and guiding, and scaffolding techniques. Current instructional approaches will be analyzed and practices to support individualized, small group and large group instruction.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-103 EDU: Introduction to Educational Practices

This course will include the study of historical, philosophical and social foundations of education; issues and trends including diversity affecting our schools of today including elementary, middle level and secondary educational settings. An overview of the WI Department of Public Instruction and federal regulations; WI Act 31 Treaty Rights, fundamentals of teaching methodologies, learning styles, questioning techniques, and basic assessment practices will be addressed.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-104 EDU: Technology and Media Resources

This course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge and skills to use trending classroom technologies. Students will gain experience creating and using web tools including electronic portfolios.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-106 EDU: Child & Adolescent Development

This course provides a student with an overview of physical, motor, perceptual, cognitive, social/emotional and growth and development birth through adolescence. Student analyzes social, parental, cultural, brain, and economic influences on development.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-107 EDU: Overview of Special Education

This course provides an overview of the special education law. Special education categories under IDEA and associated causes and characteristics will be analyzed as well as state and federal qualification criteria will be examined. Societal responses to students with disabilities as well as the impact of a student with disabilities on family dynamics will also be analyzed in this course.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-110 Autism: Teaching Methods

Familiarizes the learner with evidence based practices for working with children with ASD. Students will collect, record, and apply data; implement behavior plans; utilize technology to support instruction; facilitate development of basic life skills; and communicate effectively with families, professionals, and others in the community.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-111 EDU: Guiding & Managing Behavior

Recent trends in education support a shifting paradigm from reactive discipline to proactive, preventive classroom management. This course will provide the learner with research-based concepts and strategies which can be used to prevent behavior problems from occurring in the classroom and respond to misbehavior. Practical application of strategies to organizing instruction, creating a positive classroom climate, building positive student relationships, implementing sound instructional methods, enhancing motivation and responding effectively to inappropriate classroom behavior will be emphasized. Effective student communication and problem solving will be practiced in class with a focus on developing skills, which will assist in empowering children to take an active role in self control and classroom management.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-114 Practicum 1-Group Home

Career preparation and interviewing, employment orientation and training, shadowing senior therapists as well as supervised practical hands-on experience applying skills developed in the program at an approved Group Home site.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

522-116 Applied Behavior Strategies, Assessment & Intervention

In this capstone course, learners are presented with real-life case studies and are tasked with developing detailed strategies, assessments and intervention plans that fit the unique person’s situation and/or condition.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (522-108 and 522-109 and 522-110 and 522-114 and 522-115)

522-118 EDU: Techniques for Math

This course will address techniques for the Instructional Assistant in assisting the classroom teacher in group and individual tutoring activities in math. Current practice including manipulatives, problem solving and assessment will be covered within the framework of state and national standards.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-120 EDU: Techniques for Science

The course is an introduction to the content and processes of science. Strategies of teaching science will be studied and practiced and will prepare you in assisting the classroom teacher in group and individual activities in science. Current science processes, strategies, procedures, assessment options and factors affecting science learning will be explored.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-122 EDU: Advanced Reading and Language Arts

Schools focus on integrating reading and writing across the curriculum. In this course, students will explore how to integrate reading and writing within the content areas. Students will also gain the knowledge and skills needed to support and encourage children as independent, strategic readers as well as techniques to support and assess student performance through the writing process. Children's and young adult literature, poetry and personal writing will be explored and integrated throughout this course. Integrating nonfiction and information text across the curriculum will be explored.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (522-102)

522-124 EDU: Supporting Students with Disabilities

This course focuses on examining how a continuum of service is delivered to students with special education needs including in the inclusive classroom setting and through supportive and related services. A review of the law will be provided as it relates to special education, and the individual educational program (IEP), assessment and planning process through transition. Based on the premise that all children can learn, students will examine factors, which enhance learning through a study of various classroom accommodations and instructional formats such as direct instruction, strategy instruction and task analysis. Students will engage in simulated classroom activities to explore and practice incorporating a wide array of research-based interventions and instructional techniques and programs used to support students with disabilities in all major curricular areas and to help students develop effective study skills. Students will practice monitoring and recording child and youth behavior. Techniques used to support students with medically fragile needs will be explored. Students will develop a philosophy related to responsible inclusion.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (522-107)

522-129 EDU: Practicum 1

Practicum I will introduce the student to a diverse classroom setting at an elementary, middle school and/or high school level. The student will observe children and practice techniques under the guidance of a DPI certified teacher. *Before receiving a practicum placement, you will need to complete a background check through CastleBranch.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (522-103 and 522-107 and 522-106 and 522-111)

522-131 EDU: Practicum 2

Apply the skills learned in previous program courses in a school setting while under the supervision of a DPI certified teacher. Students support children with special education needs and programming. Job search skills will be addressed and a professional portfolio will be completed.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (522-129)

522-132 EDU: Positive Classroom Management Techniques

This course examines the impact of issues such as divorce, alcoholism, child abuse, youth suicide, stress, bullying, harassment, violence and gangs on behavior in the classroom. Conflict resolution techniques and de-escalation strategies and with an emphasis on prevention will also be examined.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (522-111)

522-139 EDU: Support Students with Medical/Mental Health Needs

Students explore the range of medical and mental health supports needed to help children learn. Students prepare adaptations and modifications for classroom activities and assessments through the application of structured teaching methods. Current research and events affecting student learning will be examined and applied when creating learning and teaching plan samples.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (522-107) and (522-124)

522-142

Students in this course are provided with an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and information to support individuals of the ASD. The course focuses on ASD and how individuals and families may be impacted, and differentiates between typical development and atypical development associated with ASD. Student identify and analyze social skill issues; facilitate play skills; monitor behaviors; and create supportive learning and play environments for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-145

Students analyze evidence based practices for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students will collect, record, and apply data; implement behavior plans; utilize technology to support instruction; facilitate development of basic life skills; and communicate effectively with families, professionals, and others in the community.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-147

Students examine and identify best practices in transition planning from secondary education for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students develop individual vocational support and functional living skills plans and methods for supporting adults with ASD.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

522-150

Students will engage in career preparation and interviewing, employment orientation and training, shadowing senior therapists as well as supervised practical hands-on experiences applying skills developed in the program at an approved Group Home site. Student must pass the Caregiver Background Check and required health screening(s) before being placed at a practicum site.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (522-145)

522-151

Students will engage in career preparation and interviewing, employment orientation and training, shadowing senior therapists as well as supervised practical hands-on experiences applying skills developed in the program at an approved Group Home site. Student must pass the Caregiver Background Check and required health screening(s) before being placed at a practicum site.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

522-153

In this capstone course, students are presented with real-life case studies and develop detailed strategies, assessments and intervention plans that fit the unique a person’s situation and/or condition.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (522-150 and 520-108 and 307-187)
Co-requisites: (520-103 and 522-124 and 522-147)