Education Courses offered at NICC
EDUC 1010 STUDENT SUCCESS STRATEGIES (2)
In this course students will have an opportunity to get the most out of college by becoming a master student. Students will gain the knowledge that will empower them to be responsible for themselves in learning to adjust to college. Practical application and emphasis are placed on such topics as critical thinking skills, note taking, time management, and college procedures including financial aid and scholarships. It is required that the student enroll in this course during their first term of enrollment. (Previously known as SSS 100)
EDUC 1020 CAREER SURVIVAL (1)
In this course students will have an opportunity to expand their life views as well as foster the self-confidence and skills needed to reach their goals. Students will strengthen their ability to make sound career decisions. Practical application and emphasis are placed on such topics as career exploration, transfer assistance, and job seeking skills, including resume writing and interviewing skills. It is highly recommended that the student takes this course during their last term of enrollment. (Previously known as SSS 101)
EDUC 1110 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (3)
This course serves as an overview of education in the United States viewed in terms of history, philosophy, finance, and governance. It encourages critical thought regarding the role of education in our multicultural society, the role of the teacher, and educational practices in schools. The course is designed to help students explore education as a prospective career.
EDUC 1111 PROJECT PARA (1)
A paraeducator is an individual employed to perform instructional and related non-instructional duties in school settings under the direction of a certificated teacher or administrator. Other terms used for the position of paraeducator include paraprofessional, teaching assistant, and instructional aide. Project Para is a state approved assessment for meeting Title I paraprofessional qualifications. It is intended to be supplemental to the training provided by school districts, and assists schools in meeting the paraeducator training requirements of No Child Left Behind, the Nebraska Rule 11, and IDEA. For Nebraska users, it includes supplemental assessments that satisfy the Nebraska Department of Education's requirements for NCLB and a portion (3 of 12 credits) of the Early Childhood requirements.
EDUC 1700 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM (1-2)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the classroom situation and atmosphere by participating in the teaching-learning process. It includes observation and assistance in classroom-related activities under supervision of an experienced teacher. *Prerequisite: EDUC 1100
EDUC 1711 PRAXIS CORE (1)
Any person who applies for their first regular Nebraska teaching or substitute teaching certificate must demonstrate basic skills competency as determined by the Nebraska State Board of Education. The test chosen to meet this requirement is the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators, it is the approved Basic Skills test for program admission (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics), a computer-based test administered by ETS (Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey). During this time, students will use interactive practice tests and select the exam date and testing site location.
EDUC 2030 MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide a basic introduction to the historical, sociological, and philosophical foundations of Multicultural Education. The course will engage students in a dialogue that fosters the analysis and evaluation of educational practices effective for teaching diverse learners and for teaching about the pluralism of North America as it impacts teaching and learning. *Prerequisite: EDUC 1110
EDUC 2050 THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER IN THE CLASSROOM (3)
This course serves as an introduction to basic concepts related to the education of exceptional learners. Topics to be discussed include legal and ethical requirements for educating exceptional learners (e.g., IDEA, Section 504, ADA and Rosa’ Law); identification, referral, and placement procedures; instructional strategies for teaching and evaluating; managing the academic and social behaviors of a range of exceptional and other at-risk learners in the school setting. This course meets the NDE state requirements for teacher certification.
EDUC 2070 ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT (3)
This course offers an introduction to the teaching and learning of additional languages. It delves into SLA theory, identity and language learning, language policy, and methods for teaching/supporting additional languages in the classroom, school, and community. Special emphasis will be placed on Indigenous languages. This course serves as a foundation for world language and ELL teachers alike. It is designed and delivered based on the premise that language teachers need a deep understanding of how additional languages are learned if they are to serve their learners well. *Strongly suggested: Familiarity with an Indigenous language or NASP 1410, NASP 1510.
EDUC 2700 ONLINE TEACHING CERTIFICATE (3)
The five-module online teaching certificate is designed to guide novice online instructors through the steps of course planning and development and explores the unique opportunities and challenges of the online learning environment. Instructors with some online teaching experience may also find it valuable.
EDUC 2800 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM (1-2)
Designed to acquaint the student with the classroom situation and atmosphere by participation in the teaching-learning process. Includes observation and assistance in classroom-related activities under supervision of an experienced teacher.
EDUC 2900 SPECIAL TOPICS
EDUC 2990 INTERNSHIP (1-4)