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EDUC-040  Community Service

Involvement in community educational service activity, such as tutoring and assisting in public and provate schools, youth recreational programs, community day-care facilities or other approved educational service. Requires 30 clock hours of service for each credit taken. 1-2 credits (EL)

EDUC-150  Foundations of Education

An introduction to public schools and the teaching profession, including control of curriculum, the history of American education, philosophies which have influenced educators, how schools are financed, and laws which govern teachers and students. Requires 30 clock hours field experience in a public school classroom. Recommended for second semester freshmen and above. Offered fall, spring. 3 credits

EDUC-205  Technology Applications In Education

Introduces pre-service teachers to a teaching design under which technology (computer hardware, software, and ancillary equipment) is used to help change how teachers teach and students learn. Students will learn basic computer and multimedia equipment operation, techniques of multimedia authoring and how to use the Internet effectively in teaching across the curriculum. Prerequisite: 150. Offered January. 3 credits

EDUC-230  Educational Psychology

Applications to teaching and school learning of behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic learning theories, human development and motivational concepts, and assessment and evaluation procedures. Prerequisite: 150. Offered fall, spring. 4 credits (IS)

EDUC-240  Foundations of Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

An overview of linguistically and culturally appropriate teaching strategies for teaching English Language Learners (ELL) in the mainstream classroom. A review of current second language learning theory and application of these theories to planning effective instruction for limited English proficiency students. An examination of second language development and cultural issues that affect ELL's academic performance in mainstream classroom. Prerequisites: 150,230, or consent of instructor. 3 credits (US)

EDUC-245  Educational Linguistics and Language Acquisition For ESOL

Current theory and research in first and second language acquisition and issues in linguistics applied to linguistically and culturally diverse students. Topics in language acquisition include historical and current theories, language stages, as well as the factors that influence learning an additional language. Topics in educational linguistics include concepts in phonology, orthography, phonics, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with a focus on classroom applications. Prerequisites: 150, 230, 240. 3 credits

EDUC-250  Language Policy, Issues and Advocacy For ESOL

Analyze and evaluate the historical, political, socio-cultural, and linguistic issues related to local, state, and federal laws and policies regarding English Language Learners (ELL), their families, schools and community. Assess and advocate for ELL students to develop policies and systems of support for ELL students. Prerequisites: 150, 230. Offered January of even numbered years. 3 credits

EDUC-270  Becoming An Early Childhood Teacher

An overview of the philosophy, methods, and materials used in child care, preschool, kindergarten, and primary classrooms. Beginning with birth experiences, following the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children through the primary grades. Educational programs for child care centers, preschools, kindergartens, and the primary grades. Requires 30 clock hours of field experience in a preschool setting. Prerequisites: 150, 230, completion of basic skills exam, and sophomore standing or consent of instructor. 3 credits

EDUC-275  Teaching Art

Projects in several media appropriate for teaching art in the schools. Art teaching methods. Prerequisite: 150. Offered fall, spring. 3 credits (CS)

EDUC-290  Content Literacy and Development In Adolescence

An exploration of adolescent development and literacy. Physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children from the intermediate grades through high school. An examination of theories, strategies, and assessment of multiple literacies to enhance learning in secondary subject matter classrooms. Requires 20 clock hours of field experience in a middle school setting. Prerequisites: 150, 230, submission of an official score report with passing scores for a Basic Skills test, fingerprinting and OSP/FBI fingerprint clearance, and sophomore standing or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

EDUC-301  Supervised Teaching Assistant

Supervised work in a public school setting to develop skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction as well as in establishing a climate conducive to learning. Enrollment by departmental directive for those students who, in the judgment of the department, require more extensive time in a clinical experience at a pre-student teaching level before assuming the responsibilities of student teaching. Offered fall, spring. 1-12 credits

EDUC-302  Diversity and Inclusion

Broad interdisciplinary examination of school-society relationship in the United States and of the many issues imbedded in this relationship, including equal opportunity, students with special needs, human diversity, ideology, politics, and social change. Prerequisites: 150, 230, and junior standing. 4 credits (IS or US, MWI)

EDUC-305  General Methods and Management

Techniques of classroom teaching: the planning process, implementation of instruction, assessment of learning, use of educational resources, and classroom management. An introduction to teaching methods and classroom management as a foundation for future development in content specific methods courses. Prerequisites: 150, 230, and 270 or 290. Offered fall, spring. 4 credits

EDUC-340  Planning Implementing, and Assessing Instruction For ESOL

Current curriculum models, materials, teaching approaches and assessment techniques that maximize the language development and academic achievement of English language learners. Emphasizes strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing instruction that enable students in different proficiency levels to access the core curriculum and develop language skills. Prerequisites: 150, 230, 295. Offered January term odd-numbered years. 3 credits

EDUC-401  Teaching Literacy I

Theories, concepts, methods, and materials for developing literacy skills in children from pre- primary through fourth grade. Matching instruction to individual student's needs, abilities, and interests. Integrating children's literature. Using assessment to drive instruction. Aligning to state and federal standards. Prerequisites: 150, 230, 270 or 290, and prerequisites or co-requisites of 302 and 305, or consent of instructor. 4 credits.

EDUC-402  Teaching Literacy II

Theories, concepts, methods, and materials for developing literacy skills in students from fourth through tenth grade. Matching instruction to individual student's needs, abilities, and interests. Integrating children's and young adult's literature. Using assessment to drive instruction. Aligning to state and federal standards. Prerequisites: 150, 230, 270 or 290, and prerequisites or co-requisites of 302 and 305, or consent of instructor. Offered fall, spring. 4 credits.

EDUC-430  Content Methods For Middle and High School Teachers

Curriculum, methods and assessment in the middle and high school content fields. Assignment to sections based upon teaching major. Observation and application in middle and high school classrooms. May be repeated for credit with different subjects. Prerequisites: 150, 230, 290, and prerequisite or co-requisite of 305, or consent of instructor. Offered fall. 3 credits.

EDUC-448  Teaching Mathematics

Approaches to teaching mathematics with a focus on how children learn concepts, develop skills, and apply mathematics to their daily lives. Overview of the mathematics curriculum. Emphasis on teaching problem solving, number concepts, technology, basic operations with whole and rational numbers, probability and statistics, geometry, measurement, and algebra. Prerequisites: 150, 230, 270 or 290, 302, 305, 401, or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

EDUC-449  Teaching Science

Dimensions of science; science curriculum, observation, model building, discrepant events, inquiry, application of the scientific process, reporting findings, resources for teaching science, and assessment of science education. Prerequisites: 150, 230, 270 or 290, 302, 305, 401, or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

EDUC-450  Teaching Social Studies

Current trends in social studies, inquiry, discovery and group processes, creative activities and experiences, community resources, technology in social studies, thematic and integrative planning. Prerequisites: 150, 230, 270 or 290, and prerequisites or co-requisites of 302 and 305, or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

EDUC-480  Independent Study

Offered fall, January, spring. 1-5 credits

EDUC 491, 492, 493, 494, 495

General prerequisites for Part and Full-Time Student Teaching: Admission to Part and Full-time Student Teaching; for Part-Time-submission of an official score report with passing scores for the Civil Rights exam; for Full-Time-submission an official score report with passing scores for the Multiple Subjects exam and/or Subject Area exam(s) and ESOL exam (if seeking an ESOL endorsement).

EDUC-491  Student Teaching: Early Childhood

Supervised work experience in public school classrooms with students from age three through primary grades. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. Offered fall, January, spring. 4 credits (part-time) or 12 credits (full-time).

EDUC-492  Student Teaching: Elementary

Supervised work experience in public school classrooms with students in intermediate elementary grades. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. Offered fall, January, spring. 4 credits (part-time) or 12 credits (full-time).

EDUC-493  Student Teaching: Middle Level

Supervised work experience in public school classrooms with students in middle school/junior high. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. Offered fall, January, spring. 4 credits (part-time) or 12 credits (full-time).

EDUC-494  Student Teaching: High School

Supervised work experience in public school classrooms with students in high school. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. Offered fall, January, spring. 4 credits (part-time) or 12 credits (full-time).

EDUC-495  Student Teaching: Topics

Supervised internship in public school classroom. Completed in a specific authorization level and content area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. 4 credit (part-time) or 12 credits (full-time).

EDUC-496  Seminar For Full-time Student Teaching

Examination of topics related to entering the teaching profession, challenges associated with student teaching and personal teaching effectiveness. Prerequisites: admission to student teaching. Taken concurrently with Full-time Student Teaching. Offered fall, January, spring. 1 credit.

EDUC-497  Seminar For Part-time Student Teaching

Examination of topics related to beginning student teaching, challenges associated with student teaching, and personal teaching effectiveness. Taken concurrently with part-time student teaching. Prerequisites: admission to student teaching. Taken concurrently with Full-time Student Teaching. Offered fall, January, spring. 1 credit

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