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Education-K-6 and 6-12 Teacher

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  • EDU 430L
    K-6 Internship Lab
    3 TO 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 100
    Role of the Teacher
    2 cr

    This course provides a broad overview of education, schools, and teaching as well as an orientation to the K-6 Teacher Education Program.

  • EDU 290
    Special Topics
    1 TO 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 1
    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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 303, EDU 312, EDU 313, EDU 331, EDU 336
    Pre-requisite: EDU 330 Minimum Grade of C
  • 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 2
    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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 311, EDU 335, EDU 337, EDU 345, EDU 362
    Pre-requisite: EDU 300 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 303 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 313 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 336 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 312 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 331 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 303
    Field Experience SPE
    1 TO 3 cr

    An in-field opportunity for early field-based practicum in a variety of placements.

    Co-requisite: EDU 300, EDU 312, EDU 313, EDU 331, EDU 336
    Pre-requisite: EDU 330 Minimum Grade of C
  • 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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 302, EDU 335, EDU 337, EDU 345, EDU 362
    Pre-requisite: EDU 300 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 303 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 313 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 336 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 331 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 312 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 312
    Intell and Physical Disabilit
    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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 300, EDU 303, EDU 313, EDU 331, EDU 336
    Pre-requisite: EDU 330 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 313
    Learning & Behav 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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 300, EDU 303, EDU 312, EDU 331, EDU 336
    Pre-requisite: EDU 330 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 321
    Field Experience in SpeEd Sett
    1 cr

    A series of in-field opportunities in Special Education. A variety of appropriate placements will be employed depending on each student's interest and needs. May be repeated for credit.

    Co-requisite: EDU 400
  • EDU 322
    Field Experience in SpeEd Sett
    1 cr

    A series of in-field opportunities in Special Education. A variety of appropriate placements will be employed depending on each student's interest and needs. Students are placed in settings related to the student's major areas of study and co-requisites in progress. May be repeated for credit.

    Co-requisite: EDU 354
  • 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 basic 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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 300, EDU 303, EDU 312, EDU 313, EDU 336
    Pre-requisite: EDU 330 Minimum Grade of C
  • 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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 302, EDU 311, EDU 337, EDU 345, EDU 362
    Pre-requisite: EDU 300 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 303 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 313 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 336 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 312 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 331 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 346 Minimum Grade of C
  • 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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 300, EDU 303, EDU 312, EDU 313, EDU 331
    Pre-requisite: EDU 330 Minimum Grade of C
  • 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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 302, EDU 311, EDU 335, EDU 345, EDU 362
    Pre-requisite: EDU 300 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 303 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 313 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 336 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 312 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 331 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 340
    Fundamentals of Teaching - W
    3 cr

    This course provides an introduction to effective instructional practices in the secondary classroom. The focus is on planning for and delivering instruction which promotes successful classroom management. This course has a required field experience.

    Pre-requisite: EDM 310 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 400 Minimum Grade of C and EPY 351 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 341
    Middle Level Education - 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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 342, EDU 363, EDU 451
    Pre-requisite: EDU 340 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 453 Minimum Grade of C or EDU 454 Minimum Grade of C or EDU 456 Minimum Grade of C or EDU 457 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 342
    Secondary Field Experience
    1 TO 3 cr

    Supervised practice in teaching curriculum areas in middle and high school classroom settings during the semester in which block courses are taken.

    Co-requisite: EDU 341, EDU 363, EDU 451
    Pre-requisite: EDU 340 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 453 Minimum Grade of C or EDU 454 Minimum Grade of C or EDU 456 Minimum Grade of C or EDU 457 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 345
    Field Experience
    1 TO 3 cr

    Supervised practice in teaching curriculum areas in the elementary or early childhood classroom setting during the semester in which sequence courses are taken.

    Co-requisite: EDU 302, EDU 311, EDU 335, EDU 337, EDU 362
    Pre-requisite: EDU 300 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 303 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 312 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 313 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 331 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 336 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 346
    K-6 Education
    3 cr

    This course will introduce the roles of the teacher in working with children in the elementary grades.

  • EDU 348
    P-3 Education
    3 cr

    This course will introduce the roles of the teacher in working with children during the early childhood years (preschool through 3rd grade)

  • EDU 352
    Literature for Adolescents
    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 354
    Serving Studnts Severe Disabil
    3 cr

    Curriculum and methods for individuals who exhibit significant challenges in the areas 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 Mgmt of Except 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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 302, EDU 311, EDU 335, EDU 337, EDU 345
    Pre-requisite: EDU 300 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 303 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 313 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 336 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 312 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 331 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 363
    Tchg Adptve Cur Thru Beh/Clsrm
    3 cr

    An examination of regular and special education K-12 curricula, materials, and procedures. Specific emphasis will be placed on the selection modification, and adaptation of curricula, materials, and procedures to meet the needs of individuals with learning and behavioral disabilities.

    Pre-requisite: EDU 340 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 372
    Behav Mgt Exceptional Child
    3 cr

    Presentation of the principles and applications of behavior analysis, data collection procedures, and single subject research designs as related to exceptional children and youth.

  • EDU 373
    Teaching Reading to Stu Disab
    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 398
    P-3 Field Experience
    3 cr

    Observation and supervised teaching in an early childhood classroom setting prior to Internship

    Pre-requisite: EDU 348 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 400
    Edu Except Child and Youth
    3 cr

    Introduction to the field of exceptional children and youth, involving the study 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 instruments, and informal measures. Evaluation of classroom teaching and special education programs is also emphasized.

  • EDU 429
    Opening School Lab Experience
    0 TO 1 cr

    Professional laboratory experiences of observation and participation for a two-week period at the opening of school. (May be taken twice.) Prerequisite: senior standing.

  • EDU 430
    K-6 Internship
    3 TO 9 cr

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

    Co-requisite: EDU 495
    Pre-requisite: EDU 301 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 302 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 311 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 312 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 331 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 335 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 337 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 345 Minimum Grade of C and PRAXIS-Teaching Reading CB 155( or PRAXIS-Teaching Reading 155 ) and PRAXIS-Prin of Learn/Teach K-6 145( or PRAXIS-Prin of Learn/Teach K-6 145 ) and PRAXIS-Read/Lang Arts Subtest 154( and PRAXIS-Mathematics Subtest 143 and PRAXIS-Social Studies Subtest 142 and PRAXIS-Science Subtest 144 ) or PRAXIS-Elem Ed-Read/Lang Arts 165( and PRAXIS-Elem Ed-Math Sub 157 and PRAXIS-Elem Ed-Soc Stu- Sub 142 and PRAXIS-Elem Ed-Science- Sub 144 ) or PRAXIS-Elem Ed Cont Knowledge 137( or PRAXIS-Elem Ed Cont Knowledge 137 )
  • EDU 432
    Impact Typ & Atyp Dev on Edu
    3 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 Edu Young Child w/Dis
    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

    Co-requisite: EDU 341, EDU 342
    Pre-requisite: EDU 340 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 454
    Teaching Mathematics
    3 cr

    Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching mathematics in secondary schools.

    Co-requisite: EDU 341, EDU 342
    Pre-requisite: EDU 340 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 456
    Teaching Science
    3 cr

    Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching science in secondary schools

    Co-requisite: EDU 341, EDU 342
    Pre-requisite: EDU 340 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 457
    Teaching Social Studies
    3 cr

    Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching social studies in secondary schools

    Co-requisite: EDU 341, EDU 342
    Pre-requisite: EDU 340 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 465
    Student Teaching Secondary Sch
    3 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. Prerequisite: Appropriate methods course.

    Pre-requisite: EDU 341 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 466
    Internship-Language Arts
    3 TO 9 cr

    Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the 6-12 program. Students will be placed with a person holding a Masters degree and a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field.

    Pre-requisite: EDU 341 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 453 Minimum Grade of B and PRAXIS-Eng Lang, Lit and Comp 151( or PRAXIS-Eng Lang Lit-Cont Knowl 151 or PRAXIS-Eng Lang Arts-Cont Know 147 )
  • EDU 467
    Internship - Social Studies
    3 TO 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.

    Pre-requisite: EDU 341 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 457 Minimum Grade of B and PRAXIS-Soc St Cont Knowledge 153 or PRAXIS-Soc Stud Cont Knowledge 153
  • EDU 468
    Internship - Science
    3 TO 9 cr

    Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the 6-12 program. Students will be placed with a person holding a Masters degree and a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field.

    Pre-requisite: EDU 341 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 456 Minimum Grade of B and PRAXIS-Gen Sci Cont Knowledge 147( or PRAXIS-Gen Science Cont Knowl 147 or PRAXIS-Chem Cont Knowledge 150 or PRAXIS-Chemistry Cont Knowl 150 or PRAXIS-Physics Cont Knowledge 138 or PRAXIS-Physics Cont Knowledge 138 or PRAXIS-Biology Cont Knowledge 143 or PRAXIS-Biology Cont Knowledge 143 )
  • EDU 469
    Internship - Math
    3 TO 9 cr

    Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the 6-12 program. Students will be placed with a person holding a Masters degree and a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field.

    Pre-requisite: EDU 341 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 454 Minimum Grade of B and PRAXIS-Math Cont Knowledge 126( or PRAXIS-Math Cont Knowledge 126 or PRAXIS-Math Cont Knowledge 145 )
  • 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 TO 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 TO 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.

    Co-requisite: EDU 430
    Pre-requisite: EDU 301 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 302 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 311 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 312 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 331 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 335 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 337 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 345 Minimum Grade of C and PRAXIS-Teaching Reading CB 155( or PRAXIS-Teaching Reading 155 ) and PRAXIS-Prin of Learn/Teach K-6 145( or PRAXIS-Prin of Learn/Teach K-6 145 ) and PRAXIS-Read/Lang Arts Subtest 154( and PRAXIS-Mathematics Subtest 143 and PRAXIS-Social Studies Subtest 142 and PRAXIS-Science Subtest 144 ) or PRAXIS-Elem Ed-Read/Lang Arts 165( and PRAXIS-Elem Ed-Math Sub 157 and PRAXIS-Elem Ed-Soc Stu- Sub 142 and PRAXIS-Elem Ed-Science- Sub 144 ) or PRAXIS-Elem Ed Cont Knowledge 137( or PRAXIS-Elem Ed Cont Knowledge 137 )
  • EDU 496
    Internship 6-12
    9 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.

    Pre-requisite: EDU 372 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 363 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 497
    P-3 Internship
    3 TO 9 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.

    Pre-requisite: EDU 302 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 311 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 312 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 331 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 335 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 337 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 345 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 430 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 495 Minimum Grade of C and PRAXIS-Elem Ed Cont Knowledge 137 or PRAXIS-Elem Ed Cont Knowledge 137 or PRAXIS-Early Child Cont Knowl 163 or PRAXIS-Early Child Cont Knowl 163 and PRAXIS-Prin of Learn/Teach K-6 145 or PRAXIS-Prin of Learn/Teach K-6 145
  • EDU 498
    P-3 Internship
    1 TO 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.

    Pre-requisite: EDU 348 Minimum Grade of C and EDU 398 Minimum Grade of C
  • EDU 499
    Senior Honors Project - H
    3 TO 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. Prerequisite: Participant in honors program and junior level status.

  • EDU 567
    Multicultural Exp in Schools
    3 cr

    In an increasingly diverse society, teachers must be able to work with students with form a variety of backgrounds, some quite different from teachers' own cultural backgrounds. This course responds to the growing need for better training for teachers in how to work with a diverse population, increase academic achievement, and prepare students from a global workplace.

  • EDU 640
    Instructional Development
    3 cr

    Preparation of a modular program of instruction which incorporates all elements of the instructional-design process.

  • EDU 650
    Instructional Techniques
    3 cr

  • EDU 692
    Research Proj Seminar
    3 cr

    Survey of both current and classic research in education. Students will identify a research problem of significance in their area of specialization and develop a strategy or research design to solve this problem.

    Pre-requisite: IDE 510 Minimum Grade of B