Below are three courses you can choose from. Basically I have been a permanent substitute teacher for the past three and half years and would like to use the life skills I obtained in an essay paper. Since you have years of teaching experience I thought you would be more than knowledgeable with the outcomes listed for each class. You can choose which course you think would work best.

My permanent experience over the past 3 ½ years as a substitute teacher is as follows, physical education for 12 week and art for 14 weeks. In addition to the special area classes I have been in numerous other permanent positions for eight to twelve week at a time. For example I have taught a self contained Exceptional Student Education class for two months with two paraprofessionals working full time as my assistants, fifth grade for ten weeks, and fourth grade for eight weeks, and kindergarten for 3 weeks and co-taught a second grade class for two months. I have ten letters of recommendation from certified teachers, a Principal and Assistant Principal. I thought it would be helpful for you to understand my experience. If you have any questions please let me know.

EDU 428 Student Achievement in Public school

Course Description:

This course will examine various factors influencing student achievement in public schools. Influencing factors will include motivation theories, as well as the impact of families, teachers and schools on student success. Issues of equity and access to quality educational programs will be considered.

Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Examine motivation theories and the influence on student achievement.

2. Analyze programs designed to close the achievement/opportunity gap of student performance.

3. Explore the impact of teacher's perceptions and expectations on student performance.

4. Identify the influences of socioeconomic status on student achievement.

EDU 382 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

Course Description:

Students will explore the variety of learning differences found in the classroom today including linguistically diverse students, students with mild to moderate disabilities as well as Gifted and Talented learners. Specific strategies and classroom accommodations that may be used at all levels to meet the needs of all students will be addressed. Working as a member of a collaborative team will also be covered.

Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify the types and characteristics of diverse students.

2. Design strategies/accommodations to meet the needs of diverse learners in the classroom.

3. Create alternative assessment plans to evaluate diverse students.

4. Analyze the role of team members in the school setting in meeting the needs of students.

EDU 352 Foundations of Educational Technology

Course Description:

Strategies and ideas for the use of technology to enhance learning will be explored in this course. The latest in Web applications will be explored and evaluated for their instructional application.

Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Examine the history of technology in education.

2. Explore the use of emerging technology for student learning and engagement.

3. Analyze the application of technology to learning environments.

4. Identify learning outcomes that may be addressed through the use of technology.

Please let me know if you are able to assist, I have three weeks to complete.