A course designed to provide an introduction to and exploration of teaching as a profession. A Christian philosophical framework is developed to enable the students to critically examine the relevant issues in teaching. Thirty hours of field experience are included in the course so that students have ample opportunity to experience the practical aspects of teaching in a classroom. A major purpose of the field work is to help the student to ascertain possible gifts for teaching and to understand through firsthand experience the nature and magnitude of the task of teaching. Directed field-based experience is required with a prerequisite of a clear background check to be completed during the first two weeks of classes according to instructions given in class. (Students who transfer in a course comparable to this one will take EDU 122.) $15 fee. 3 hour(s).