Speech Communication for Educators

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Course Description:
This course is designed to help future teachers become more effective communicators, particularly through the medium of public speaking, with emphasis on the demands specific to the education profession. Also, the demands of conveying such information to public or private school students will be emphasized. Open to Chipola College School of Teacher Education applicants only.


Course Details


ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 with grades of “C” or higher



Carol Saunders


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.



Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SPC 2017 is not a General Education core course.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Study the process of communication, including listening, non-verbal communications, linguistics, group dynamics, interpersonal and intercultural interactions.
  • Develop oral speaking skills.
  • Explore the various opportunities for delivering speeches and speaking publicly in educational settings.
  • Use visual aids effectively, including the use of presentation software and hardware.
  • Prepare, tape and present speeches on educational issues.
  • Learn public speaking principles.
  • Listen carefully and critically to other speakers.
  • Use voice to communicate effectively.
  • Use effective wording in speeches.
  • Analyze speech audience.
  • Capture and hold listeners' interests.
  • Gather supporting materials needed to explain and argue a point of view.


Skills Performance


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Textbook assignments, discussions, and tests to determine degree of mastery of communication skills.

Students present speeches to members of the speech class. The instructor’s critique, and students’ feedback are used constructively to improve speaking skills.


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