2003 - 2004 Education / Teacher Education Courses

EDUC

268

Mathematics and Methods for Elementary Teaching I

(3)

The two-semester sequence, EDUC 268-368, is designed to prepare early childhood and elementary education students in appropriate mathematics content and methods. Topics include problem solving skills, sets, whole number operations and properties, number theory, fractions, ratios, decimals, proportions, and percents, all with an emphasis on using manipulatives in the classroom. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 141 or higher level or equivalent.

EDUC

300

Special Topics

(1-4)

Timely topics in education are presented as appropriate to students' needs and curricula.

EDUC

300L

Observation of Schools

(1)

Students observe schools and have the opportunity to evaluate teaching as a career choice, and to apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program and to begin a teacher education portfolio.

EDUC

302

Foundations in Education

(4)

Students learn the basic tools of philosophical, historical, and sociological inquiry for answering questions about the traditions in education. Students observe schools and have the opportunity to evaluate teaching as a career choice, apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program, and begin a teacher education portfolio. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

EDUC

303

Teaching with Technology

(2)

Overview of computer systems and evaluation of hardware and software based on their direct application to classroom instruction. Teaching methods particular to presentation and Internet media applications are explored and evaluated in actual classroom practice. Prerequisite: LE computer literacy requirement.

EDUC

305

Classroom Management

(3)

Designed for the management of the classroom at any level. Areas include: discipline, record keeping, interpersonal relationships, classroom environment, cooperative learning, learner motivation, and parental involvement. Requires instructor consent.

EDUC

315

Learning Theory

(3)

Students examine, integrate, and apply principles of learning and developmental theories to classroom environments. Includes related behaviorist, cognitive, and developmental theorists. Prerequisites: PSYC 105.

EDUC

320

Education in a Diverse Society

(3)

Explores strategies for effecting positive experiences for all students. Diverse barriers in education are examined through the issues of gender, culture, and exceptionalities. Strategies are examined for increasing sensitivity and implementations in the classroom.

EDUC

322

Methods and Materials for Middle School Education

(2)

Students learn about young adolescents (ages 10-14) and their diverse intellectual and emotional needs. Topics addressed include planning, implementing instruction, and providing forms of assessment that create a student-centered environment with parental support.

EDUC

330

Secondary Instructional Planning and Techniques

(3)

Principles and practices of secondary school teaching. Included are instructional methodologies, techniques, strategies, and approaches that are workable in today's middle and high schools. Co-requisite: EDUC 331.

EDUC

331

Secondary: Field Experience/Portfolio Development

(1-2)

Two field experiences in accredited public or private schools (grades 6-12) to develop clinical skills by implementing strategies in classrooms. The first field experience should be taken concurrently with EDUC 330. The second experience in the teaching minor should be taken concurrently or after completion of the minor methods course. Students with a Special Education minor will be exempt from the second field placement. Students are required to spend 30 clock hours in their placements for each registered credit and to attend regularly scheduled seminars that include portfolio development. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.

EDUC

340

Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Education

(2)

Students learn about primary grade children and their diverse intellectual and emotional needs. Topics include planning, sequencing, and implementing instruction for young learners. In addition, parental support and authentic forms of assessment will be addressed.

EDUC

341

Language Arts Methods

(3)

Principles, methods, and materials for teaching the Language Arts. Emphasis on the interrelatedness of the language process and important derivatives, such as reading, writing, and discussion across the curriculum. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement.

EDUC

342

Science Methods

(3)

Principles, methods, and materials for teaching science in the elementary school. Scope and sequence of science concepts include life sciences, physical sciences, and other sciences. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 368.

EDUC

343

Reading Foundations I

(3)

Methods and materials for the teaching of reading for kindergarten through grade three. The students must select one of the following courses: EDUC 354, 355. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement.

EDUC

344

Creative Arts Methods

(3)

Introduction to the methods, materials, and media for creative arts instruction. Involves how to teach appreciation of the arts, music, movement, and production in the arts. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement.

EDUC

345

Reading in the Secondary School

(2)

Methods and materials for teaching reading in the content areas. Included are study skills, informal assessment, readability of materials, and other skills to ensure success in the content areas.

EDUC

346

Social Studies Methods

(3)

Principles, methods, and materials for teaching social studies in the elementary school. Scope and sequence of social studies concepts include geography, history, economics, community, state and national governments. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement.

EDUC

351

Reading Foundations II

(3)

Methods and materials for the teaching of reading for elementary grades one through six. The student must select at least one of the following courses: EDUC 354, 355, 356. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement.

EDUC

354

Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties

(1)

Formal and informal assessment of individual student's reading ability and interpretation of the results. Includes evaluation and readability of materials. Prerequisite or co-requisite: EDUC 343 or 351.

EDUC

355

Literature-Based Reading Instruction

(1)

The use of literature to develop or support the reading curriculum, to teach or reinforce reading skills, and to introduce students to a variety of good and enjoyable books. Prerequisite or co-requisite: EDUC 343 or 351.

EDUC

356

Study Skills in the Content Area

(1)

Learning how-to-learn skills that enable students to become self-reliant learners and readers and to cope with content area materials. For teachers of grades three through six. Prerequisite or co-requisite: EDUC 351.

EDUC

360

ECE/ELEM: Field Experience/Portfolio Development

(1-4)

Field experiences in accredited public or private schools to develop clinical skills by implementing strategies in classrooms. Each experience is to enhance classroom learning and portfolio development. A minimum of two credit hours is required before student teaching. Offered on a credit/no credit basis.

EDUC

361

Healthy Life Styles

(1)

Methods and techniques for implementing physical education, health, and wellness for the elementary classroom.

EDUC

362

Physical Education Methods

(1)

Methods and techniques for teaching elementary physical education.

EDUC

368

Mathematics and Methods for Elementary Teaching II

(3)

The two-semester sequence, EDUC 268-368, is designed to prepare early childhood and elementary education students in appropriate mathematics content and methods. Topics include properties of the integers, rational numbers and real numbers, and operations with these sets; statistics, probability, and geometry. Prerequisites: EDUC 268; MATH 141 or higher level equivalent. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 342.

EDUC

401

Directed Studies

(1-4)

A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the Education Program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and school dean.

EDUC

417, 418, 419

Secondary, Elementary, Early Childhood Student Teaching Seminar


(2,2,2)

Student teachers meet four times on campus throughout the duration of the student teaching semester. In-depth discussion and reading enable students to acquire and refine skills needed by all professional teachers. Topics include parent relationships, student assessment and grades, professional growth and collaboration with colleagues, and other issues. Visits from practicing experts from the profession are included also. Case studies and portfolios are presented and explored. Offered on a credit/no credit basis.

EDUC

470

Secondary Student Teaching

(5 or 10)

Cooperating classroom experience under the supervision of a certificated secondary teacher. Placement requires observations of, participation in, and direct responsibility for classroom work and conferences with the mentor teacher. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 417. There is a $75 student teaching fee. Offered on a credit/no credit basis. (Students with certificates at other levels may need only five hours; all other students must have ten hours. For more information, please contact the Education Office.)

EDUC

480

Elementary Student Teaching

(5 or 10)

Cooperating classroom experience under the supervision of a certificated elementary teacher. Placement requires observation of, participation in, and direct responsibility for classroom work and conferences with the mentor teacher. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 418. There is a $75 student teaching fee. Offered on a credit/no credit basis. (Students with certificates at other levels may need only five hours; all other students must have ten hours. For more information, please contact the Education Office.)

EDUC

490

Early Childhood Student Teaching

(5 or 10)

Cooperating classroom experience under the supervision of a certificated elementary teacher. Placement requires observation of, participation in, and direct responsibility for classroom work and conferences with the mentor teacher. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 419. There is a $75 student teaching fee. Offered on a credit/no credit basis. (Students with certificates at other levels may need only five hours; all other students must have ten hours. For more information, please contact the Education Office.)
Note: For SPED course descriptions, please see the listing under "Special Education Endorsement Courses."