The Early Childhood program will offer you optimum field experiences throughout your course of study that allow for a variety of experiences in the different levels of Elementary Education grades P-5. Through these field experiences, there are many opportunities to experience and practice implementing the various technologies in the classroom.
We also offer a Reading Endorsement upon certification in the state of Georgia that includes the interstate agreement. For two additional courses, you can also earn the highly recommended ESOL Endorsement that most districts favor when considering hiring potential teachers. This endorsement will prepare you to function as a classroom teacher equipped to work with English Language Learners. This endorsement broadens your classroom teaching possibilities to include an ESOL teacher.
Our Early Childhood program offers classes that are small, allowing instructors to provide you more quality, individual attention. Upon completion of the program, you will receive your initial certification for the state of Georgia, preparing you for the upcoming expected job openings projected nationally.
The Teacher Education major in Early Childhood will equip you with knowledge of the diverse learners and the content they teach, skills in planning instruction, assessing, and managing, and character reflecting appropriate interaction with the school
community, life-long learning and a calling as a Christian servant
leader all from a Biblical world view for kingdom service.
is teaching a calling?
In the Teacher Education Department at Toccoa Falls College, we believe that the profession of education truly IS a calling. In our program, you are equipped to be servant leaders in today’s classrooms – serving students, parents, colleagues, administrators and the community. Our aim is to prepare prospective teachers to serve in private, public and overseas school classrooms.
One of our greatest resources in TFC’s Early Childhood Program is our highly qualified and dedicated faculty. We begin from our own spiritual roots and our own professional experience and expertise in teaching P-5 classrooms to assist prospective teachers in developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to be effective educators in the 21st century. The Christian worldview is integrated into each of the courses offered to prepare early childhood teachers to make a positive contribution to our changing society and world.
- Teacher Education Minor
Professional Teaching Objectives for these majors include
- The candidate understands concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he/she teaches.
- The candidate understands how learners grow and develop; recognizes patterns of learning and development, and identifies individual differences.
- The candidate uses the understanding of all learners to design and implement differentiated learning experiences and create inclusive environments that enable learners to meet high standards.
- The candidate plans instruction using a variety of instructional strategies and resources including technology to support rigorous learning goals, to develop deep understanding of content areas, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
- The candidate understands how to connect concepts to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic issues.
- The candidate understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
- The candidate works to create safe, orderly, and well managed environments that support collaborative learning, active engagement in learning and self-motivation.
- The candidate seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with others to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.
- The candidate engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually reflect upon, analyze, and evaluate his/her practice to adapt to and meet the needs of each learner.
- The candidate demonstrates a clear commitment to professional and ethical standards as outlined by the GaPSC in the Code of Ethics while understanding the effects of his/her choices and actions on others.
This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended for official academic purposes. Please refer to the official college catalog for detailed information regarding all courses of study.
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