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Principles of Teaching & Learning

Learn principles of effective teaching and curriculum development.

Learn principles of effective teaching, curriculum development, classroom management and school governance, and explore career opportunities.  Students participate in work-based learning at elementary schools and prepare for advanced training.  This course meets the UC elective (ā€œgā€™) credit requirement for admission.

Principles of Teaching and Learning provides students with a history of major learning theories, trends in education, the sociology of education, and principles of teaching and learning. Included are an overview of the teaching profession, school governance, growth and development, classroom management, principles of effective teaching, and curriculum. In addition to classroom instruction, students participate in field work at school sites under the guidance of a mentor teacher. All students are required to observe and/or participate in a variety of settings and classrooms at the primary/elementary, middle/junior high, and/or secondary levels. The course prepares students for entry into college or university teacher training programs.



  • Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): ā‰¤ 240
  • Level: Capstone
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Santiago Canyon College (2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020); Westcliff University (2015-2019)

    For information about specific articulation agreement terms & conditions, contact the community college or your Career Guidance Specialist (CGS).
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: ROP Career Pathway Completion Certificate - qualifies student for a Child Development Assistant permit through the California Teaching Commission once he/she is 18 years of age (minimum 95 hours related instruction and 150 hours of work-based learning)
  • Class Location(s): Esperanza HS, Kennedy HS, Magnolia HS, Valencia HS
  • Notes:

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    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.