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Liberal Studies

Social Science Division

LBST-10 CAREER EXPLORATION: TEACHING I
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Limitations on enrollment: Students must obtain a fingerprint clearance and negative TB clearance. Advisories: ENGL-01A; CPSC-30; MATH-A.
Students are introduced to the profession of teaching through an understanding of the California State Content Standards, the credential program, the role of the public school teacher, and the personal qualities necessary to be a successful teacher. Practical experiences in the classroom will include tutoring in area schools. Students will share observations with faculty and peers in weekly meetings to note differences in students and in tutoring/learning styles and to reflect on their personal experiences. This course is intended for students who plan to teach in the K-8 grade levels; the course is intended for students in the first year of the CSU Stanislaus Transfer Liberal Studies "Blended Program" and for other selected four-year colleges. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus school sites and must dress professionally as determined by their school sites. Tutoring placements will not be available for students with felony convictions. Insufficient tutoring exposure will negatively affect grades. All students will be required to attend an orientation session the first week of school. (3/03)

LBST-20 CAREER EXPLORATION: TEACHING II
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Limitations on enrollment: Students must obtain a fingerprint clearance and a negative TB clearance. Prerequisite: LBST-10.
Students are provided additional opportunities to explore the teaching profession and how their personalities will fit with their career choice. Students will observe students and teachers in K-8 classroom envisonments and share observations with faulty and peers in weekly meetings to note differences in students, in teaching/learning styles, and in their personal reactions to the classroom setting. Placements for LBST-20 will be in a classroom setting different from placements for LBST-10 so students may obtain maximum variety of experience. This course is intended for students who plan to teach in the K-8 levels; the course is required of students in their second year of the CSU Stanislaus Transfer Liberal Studies "Blended Program" and selected other four-year schools. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus school sites and must dress professionally as determined by their school sites. Observation placements are required for class and will not be available for students with felony convictions. Insufficient tutoring exposure will negatively affect grades. (3/03)


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