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Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Academics | 0 comments

Elementary Education

Elementary Education

Hello Stephan,

Any info on Elementary Education as I am degree seeking in this field. Thanks!!

There is plenty of information on the Elementary Education Degree that I can provide you with!

SPC actually offers all the way up to a Bachelor’s degree in Education. There are some specific courses that you would need to take before you get accepted into the Bachelor’s program. While working on your Associate in the Arts degree, you will need to take Introduction to Education (EDF 1005), Teaching Diverse Populations (EDF 2085), and Introduction to Educational Technology (EME 2040).

After these three courses are completed, you will be eligible for the Elementary Education program if you choose to continue your bachelor’s degree at SPC. Feel free to contact Pam Wilkins, the senior academic coordinator for the College of Education, for more help!

For more extensive information on this program, here are some links that will help you as well –

Good Luck!

Destinee

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Need to Know | 0 comments

Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

 

If I feel like I’m getting behind in class and they are moving on to new things, what is the best way to play catch up?

Hello David,

Falling behind in class is never a good thing. It can be very scary and stressful. I’ve definitely been in your place before. I’m so involved in Student Government and other outside activities that all my focus goes to that and I let myself fall behind in my classes. But staying on top of your work and passing classes is the most important. There are many ways to help you stay on top of your work as well as help you get back on track in case you fall behind in classwork.

Right now, if you feel you are behind, check and see on your syllabus if your instructor has office hours. If he or she does, call and make an appointment to see them to discuss the best option for you. An easy way to keep yourself from falling behind would be to keep a planner or notepad with all of your assignments and tests that are coming up written down. Another tip I can give you is to make a buddy in the class and you both can help each other stay on top of things.

I wish you the best!

Destinee

 

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Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Academics | 0 comments

Studying Tips

Studying Tips

 

Do you think that utilizing a tutor would be more beneficial than studying on my own time?

 

Hey Tori!

When it comes to the subject of studying, it’s always a difficult task. My first year at SPC I had no idea how to manage my study time or how to utilize the tutors available. I studied on my own for the most part. I found that, with this tactic, it took me a long time to grasp and comprehend specific information on my own. For example, last summer I took Statistics and let’s just say math isn’t one of my talents. I had a lot of trouble trying to think of different ways to study for tests. I then figured that it would work toward my benefit to seek tutoring. I started going to tutoring once a week for the rest of the semester. I ended up making a “B” in the course.

I can honestly say that using one of the available SPC tutors has been very beneficial. You should always study on your own time. But utilizing the tutors are very helpful as well, especially in problem areas such as writing and math. It also all depends on the type of person you are and how you prefer to study. Everybody learns differently.

Here is a link where you can check some of our tutors out on each campus!

Hope this helps!

Destinee

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Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Need to Know | 0 comments

Finding Classes

Finding Classes

 

How do I search for classes?

Hello Ally,

Sometimes one of the hardest things to navigate is the MySPC web page. It can be a bit confusing, especially if you are a new student to the college. But once you learn the system, it becomes second nature!

Here is information about navigating the page from an SPC student support advisor:

That is fantastic that you are looking to take courses at SPC.  There are a couple of different ways you can search for current and new classes that the college offers. If you do not have a student number, you can go to my.spcollege.edu, which will take you to our online student portal, MySPC. Within the MySPC sign-in screen, you can begin finding your classes by clicking “Search for Classes” within the “Future Students” section:

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If you are a current student, you can search for classes after signing into MySPC. This is done by clicking the “Register for Classes” tab, selecting a term and then selecting the Search tab:

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Once you have accessed the search for classes screen, you can begin to search for your class. As a student, you can then enter a subject and catalog number (e.g. ENC 1101 for Composition I) within the appropriate boxes to begin searching for open classes. You may also choose the campus in which you would like to search and also the type of class (e.g. Express). There is also a third option available to you when searching for classes and this is through My Learning Plan. As a student, you will be able to use My Learning Plan to plan out your schedule and register from it. Planning out your schedule can help you keep track of what you need to take, but it also helps with registration because the subject and catalog numbers for each course will be pre-populated when you attempt to search. 

To learn more about our My Learning Plan, you can view a helpful tutorial by clicking the Tutorials button after you have clicked on the “My Learning Plan” tab.

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I hope you have a great semester!

Hope this helps!

Destinee

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