Grade Level: 11-12                      No. Semesters: 2

    Fee: None                                     Credit: 1-Practical Arts


    Prerequisites: None


    In this course, students will focus on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching.  Throughout the course the following topics will be covered:  basic principles of education; the art of teaching; planning and implementation of educational activities; school safety and health issues; and the foundations of education.  This project-based learning course will provide students the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities at the elementary and secondary levels.  Students will gain practical experiences in the educational environments of a preschool, elementary school, middle school or junior high school in Nixa Public Schools.  Students need to provide their own transportation to practicum placement. This class may be eligible for college credit (ELE 302, Elementary Service Learning) with MSU pending program approval.


    A+ Program Hours:  Practicum hours for this course will double as A+ hours.