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TEACHER EDUCATION (EDU)
EDU 290 Special Topics 3 cr
Guided study of selected educational tasks (e.g. curriculum revision, classroom materials development, models of learning and teaching) and teaching problems and practices for improving student achievement. Not more than six hours may be earned in Special Topics courses.
 
EDU 300 Classroom Management I 1 cr

An introductory course in classroom management with emphasis upon effective instructional practices that inhibit student behaviors incompatible with learning. The focus is upon PEPE and how it provides the framework for effective teaching practices through the use of rules and procedures.

 
EDU 301 Arts in the Elementary School 3 cr

Knowledge and skills appropriate to the elementary school art program. Techniques in media for teaching art in the various grades.

 
EDU 302 Classroom Management II 1 cr
An introductory course in classroom management with emphasis upon effective instructional practices that inhibit student behaviors incompatible with learning. The focus is upon PEPE and how it provides the framework for effective teaching practices through the use of rules and procedures.
 
EDU 303 Field Experience SPE 1 cr
An in-field opportunity for early field-based practicum in a variety of placements.
 
EDU 311 Partnerships in SPE 3 cr
Emphasis is on the special problems found in the home, community, and school of the exceptional child, the teacher, the family, and community resource agencies. Ways for the teacher to form teamships to work collaboratively with all human resources involved in the child’s life are explored and ethical and moral standards examined.
 
EDU 312 Intellectual and Physical Disability 3 cr

A study of the intellectual and physical disability which usually require substantial curriculum adaptations or ecological accommodation. Historical perspectives, etiology, definitions, classification, treatment, social aspects and interdisciplinary team work will be explored.

 
EDU 313 Learning and Behavioral Disorders 3 cr

An examination of the definitions, characteristics, and prevalence of children with learning and/or behavioral disabilities. Emphasis is placed on the causes of problems in motor, perceptual, social, academic, affective and behavioral development.  Students will be introduced to current service delivery models and the programming options for individuals with learning and behavioral disabilities.

 
EDU 321 Field Experience in SPE Setting 1 cr
A series of in-field opportunities in Special Education. A variety of appropriate placements will be employed depending on each student's interests and needs.
 
EDU 322 Field Experience in SPE Setting 1 cr
A series of in-field opportunities in Special Education. A variety of appropriate placements will be employed depending on each student's interests and needs.
 
EDU 330 Foundations Read Instruct - W 3 cr
A course to orient the study to fundamentals in the teaching of reading and provides practice in basis skills. This course has a required field experience.
 
EDU 331 Teaching Reading 3 cr

A course focusing on methodology, materials, and techniques for developing systematic instruction and diagnosis appropriate for early childhood and elementary children. This course has a required field experience.

 
EDU 332 Teaching Language Arts 3 cr

A course presenting methods of promoting meaningful language and literacy skills in early childhood and elementary school programs. This course has a required field experience.

 
EDU 335 Teaching Mathematics - W 3 cr

A course which deals with effective methods of teaching mathematics to elementary school students. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of numbers, teaching basic operations, and using teaching aids and materials to meet the various needs of elementary age children. This course has a required field experience.

 
EDU 336 Teaching Social Studies 3 cr
A course using problem solving and independent investigation as means as teaching the relationship of humans to their environment. Objectives, content and procedures are discussed. This course has a required field experience.
 
EDU 337 Teaching Science 3 cr
A course using discovery, inquiry and problem-solving approaches as a means of teaching science. Relationships of science to entire early childhood and elementary curriculum is discussed. This course has a required field experience.
 
EDU 340 Fundamentals of Teaching - W 3 cr

Theories and practices of planning for instruction. Conducted as a system for individually guided mastery.

 
EDU 341 Teaching Skills - W 3 cr

Philosophy, concepts, and issues of middle level education including the developmental stage of young adolescence, appropriate and responsive curricular, and meeting the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and cognitive needs of diverse learners.

 
EDU 342 Secondary Field Experience 1 cr

Supervised practice in teaching curriculum areas in middle and high school classroom settings during the semester in which block courses are taken. Pre-requisite: EDU 340.

 
EDU 345 Field Experience 1 cr
Supervised practice in teaching curriculum areas in the elementary or early childhood classroom setting during the semester in which sequence courses are taken.
 
EDU 346 K-6 Education 3 cr

This course will introduce the roles of the teacher in working with children from pre-kindergarten through the primary grades. History, management, and parent education techniques are presented.

 
EDU 352 Literature for Adolescents 2 cr

This course will introduce the roles of the teacher in working with children from pre-kindergarten through the primary grades, History, management, and parent education techniques are presented.

 
EDU 354 Serving Students Severe Disabilities 3 cr
Curriculum and methods for individuals who exhibit significant challenges in the area of cognitive, motor, self care, communicative, and/or social behaviors. emphasis is on physical management, class/individual scheduling, adapted aids and equipment, task analysis, and functional life skills.
 
EDU 362 Behavior Management of Exceptional Child 3 cr
Presentation of the principles and applications of behavioral modification, data collection procedures, and single-subject research designs as related to exceptional children and youth in special education environments.
 
EDU 363 Teach Special Needs Learners 3 cr
An examination of regular and special education K-12 curricula, materials, and modification, and adaptation of curricula, materials and procedures to meet the needs of individuals with learning and behavioral disabilities.
 
EDU 372 Behavioral Management Exceptional Children 3 cr
Presentation of the principles and application of behavior analysis, data collection, procedures, and single subject research designs as related to exceptional children and youth.
 
EDU 373 Teaching Reading to Students with Disabilities 3 cr
Introduces the student to the curriculum, teaching the methodologies and instructional activities and materials associated with effective and appropriate developmental and functional reading instruction for students with disabilities.
 
EDU 400 Education of Exceptional Child and Youth 3 cr
Introduction to the field of exceptional children and youth, involving the student of various areas of exceptionality.
 
EDU 410 Formal and Informal Assessment 3 cr
Assesses developmental levels, academic, and non-academic performance of exceptional individuals through the administration and interpretation of criterion-referenced and informal measures. Evaluation of classroom teaching and special education programs is also emphasized.
 
EDU 430 K-6 Internship 3-9 cr

Observation and supervised teaching in elementary or early childhood settings with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered.

 
EDU 430L K-6 Internship Lab 3-9 cr

Observation and supervised teaching in elementary or early childhood settings with the opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered.

 
EDU 432 Impact Typical and Atypical
Development on Education
3-9 cr

An examination of typical child development and developmental characteristics of infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities from the prenatal period through age eight. Characteristics of disabling conditions and their impact upon development are also discussed.

     
EDU 433 Issues Education Young Child with Disabilities 3 cr

This course prepares students to work with infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and their families. Topics covered include specific teaching and intervention techniques, special education laws and regulations, and service delivery models.

 
EDU 451 Content Area Literacy 3 cr

Methods and materials in the teaching of reading. Development of effective study and skills at the secondary level is stressed.

 
EDU 453 Teaching Language Subjects 3 cr
Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching language subjects in secondary schools. Required field experience. Pre-requisite: EDU 340.
 
EDU 454 Teaching Mathematics 3 cr
Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching mathematics  in secondary schools. Required field experience. Pre-requisite: EDU 340.
 
EDU 456 Teaching Science 3 cr

Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching science  in secondary schools. Required field experience. Pre-requisite: EDU 340.

 
EDU 457 Teaching Social Studies 3 cr

Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching social studies in secondary schools. Required field experience. Pre-requisite: EDU 340.

 
EDU 466 Internship-Language Arts 3-9 cr
Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the N-12 program. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate  field.
 
EDU 467 Internship - Social Studies 3-9 cr

Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the N-12 program. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field.

 
EDU 468 Internship - Science 3-9 cr

Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the N-12 program. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field.

 
EDU 469 Internship - Math 3-9 cr
Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the N-12 program. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field.
 
EDU 490 Special Topics 3 cr

Guided study of selected educational tasks (e.g. curriculum revision, classroom materials development, models of learning and teaching) and teaching problems and practices for improving student achievement. Not more than six hours may be earned in Special Topics courses.

 
EDU 494 Directed Study and Research 1-3 cr

No more than six hours can be accepted for a Bachelor’s Degree and Class B Certificate.

 
EDU 495 K-6 Internship SPE 3-9 cr

Observation and supervised K-6 classroom teaching experience providing the opportunity to synthesize all previous instruction. This culminating activity provides opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the practicum situation.

 
EDU 496 Field Experiences in Special Education Settings 3 cr
Observation and supervised classroom teaching experience providing the opportunity to synthesize all previous instruction. This culminating activity provides opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the practicum situation.
 
EDU 497 P-3 Internship SPE 3-9 cr
Observation and supervised ECSE classroom teaching experience providing the opportunity to synthesize all previous instruction. The culminating activity provides opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the practicum situation.
 
EDU 498 P-3 Internship/Field Experience 3 cr
Observation and supervised teaching experience providing the opportunity to synthesize all previous instruction. This culminating activity provides opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the practicum situation.
 
EDU 499 Senior Honors Project - H 3-6 cr
Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project, relevant to the field of elementary/early childhood study, that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition and may be repeated for up to six hours. Pre-requisite: Participant in honors programs and junior level status.
 
 


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