CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended, XL = Cross-listed

EDUC, Education

102 Teacher Cadet (3)

This course is a study of the history, development, organization, and practices of preschool, elementary, and secondary education.  This course is open to high school students only.

201 Introduction to Education (3)

Extensive treatment of the social, political, economic, and philosophical influences that have shaped American education will be covered in this course.

202 History of Education (3)

The evolution of educational theories and philosophies with particular emphasis on their impact upon educational developments in the United States.

258 Special Topics (1-6)

See Catalog.

350 Literacy Technology and Instruction (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) This course is designed to assist teacher candidates with the necessary skills to develop instructional practices that will allow them to incorporate technologies successfully into their classrooms. Projects might include web pages, web quests, computer based grade books, newsletters, book making, etc.

371 Meeting the Needs of All Learners: Exceptional and Diverse (3)

An examination of current research and practices related to diverse student populations to include race, ethnicity, language, gender, exceptionalities, socio-economic status and cultural differences. Emphasis is placed on factors that influence learning, instructional strategies, assessment and interventions.

391, 392, 393 Practicum (1, 1, 1)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program; grade of “C” or higher in each practicum course•XL: EDEC 391,392 and 393 and MUSC 3402, 3404 and 3406) The three practicum experiences comprise the fieldwork component of the Teacher Education Program. Fieldwork totals over 100 hours and is conducted in school settings. Seminars include EEDA; culturally responsive teaching; service learning; health, safety, and legal issues; assessment; etc.

440 Capstone Seminar in Education (3)

(PR: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or consent of department chair) This course uses a seminar format in which students engage in discussion, conduct original research, and present their findings in both oral and written reports. The capstone stresses students’ skills in analysis and research.

442 Directed Studies (1-6)

(PR: JR or SR status; departmental majors and students in teacher certification programs only; minimum GPA 2.75) Designed to allow the student to pursue a topic of special interest. See Catalog.

444 Internships (1-6)

(PR: minimum GPA 2.75) See Catalog.

446 Readings (1-6)

See catalog.

448 Research (1-6)

(PR: Departmental majors and students in teacher certification programs; minimum GPA 2.75) See Catalog.

450 Seminar (3)

See Catalog.

452 Special Projects (1-6)

See Catalog.

458 Special Topics (1-6)

See Catalog.


EDEC, Early Childhood Education

303 Early Childhood Education Curriculum (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) This course will provide an overview of types of programs for young children with emphasis on the history of early childhood education, current trends, and issues. Other areas of focus will include analysis of classroom design, selection of appropriate materials for young children, instructional planning, guidance, developmentally appropriate assessment and referral sources, modifications for children with disabilities, and parent/home relationships and communication.

304 Methods and Materials of Early Childhood Education (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) This course provides early childhood majors an opportunity to design developmentally appropriate instructional learning activities for young children (infancy – age 8). The course will focus on understanding and using developmentally appropriate materials and practices in all content areas. Students will plan units of study that integrate curriculum areas such as literacy, math, science, social studies, health/safety, the arts, and movement. Classroom management strategies, safety considerations, diverse learners’ needs, family and community connections, and the use of technology will also be addressed.

310 Literature for Children (3)

(PR: EDUC 201) This course will provide a survey of literature for children, acquaintance with outstanding authors and illustrators in the field and genres of literature, experiences in evaluating and selecting appropriate literature for children, and techniques for presenting literature to children and integrating it across the curriculum.

311 Emergent and Early Literacy (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) This course will provide undergraduate students content knowledge and experiences in developing a literacy program for young children. The content will focus on language development; cultural and linguistic diversity; appropriate strategies for fostering emergent literacy; appropriate formal leaning experiences in reading, writing, speaking, and listening; and varied assessment strategies. Students will study various methods of primary grade instruction, including but not limited to phonics; language experience; literature based, shared book experience; and the writing process. Students will also have opportunities to engage young children in literacy activities through field-based experiences. A minimum grade of “C” is required.

391, 392, 393 Practicum (1, 1, 1)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program; minimum grade of “C” in each practicum course; XL: EDUC 391, 392 and 393 and MUSC 3402, 3404 and 3406) These three practicum experiences comprise over 100 hours of the Teacher Education Program fieldwork and are conducted in school settings. Seminars include EEDA; culturally responsive teaching; service learning; health, safety, and legal issues; assessment; etc.

394 Practicum in Classroom Management and Organization (1)

(PR: EDEC/EDUC 392; XL: EDEL, EDMS and EDSD 394) This practicum in classroom management and organization provides for direct involvement in the school and classroom setting during the week of preplanning and the first week of school. Students study the school context; learn effective procedures necessary for the establishing, managing, and organizing of a classroom; and participate in opening school experiences.

398 Honors Research (3-6)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) See Catalog.

408 Observation/Assessment; 409 Planning; 410 Teaching: Directed Teaching in Early Childhood Education (3, 3, 6)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program; SR status and successful completion of all requirements for clinical practice) Provides for directed and closely supervised performance of student teachers in the full range of duties of classroom teachers. Regular seminars and personal conferences are an integral component of the course. A minimum grade of “C” is required for the College’s recommendation for certification.

442 Directed Studies (1-6)

(PR: JR or SR status; departmental majors and students in teacher certification programs; minimum GPA 2.6) Designed to allow the student to pursue a topic of special interest. See Catalog.

444 Internships (1-6)

(PR: minimum GPA 2.6) See Catalog.

446 Readings (1-6)

See Catalog.

448 Research (1-6)

(PR: departmental majors and students in teacher certification programs; minimum GPA 2.6) See Catalog.

450 Seminar (3)

See Catalog.

452 Special Projects (1-6)

See Catalog.

458 Special Topics (1-6)

See Catalog.

CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended, XL = Cross-listed

EDUC, Education

201 Introduction to Education (3)

Extensive treatment of the social, political, economic, and philosophical influences that have shaped American education will be covered in this course.

202 History of Education (3)

The evolution of educational theories and philosophies with particular emphasis on their impact upon educational developments in the United States.

258 Special Topics (1-6)

See catalog.

350 Literacy Technology and Instruction (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) This course is designed to assist teacher candidates with the necessary skills to develop instructional practices that will allow them to incorporate technologies successfully into their classrooms. Projects might include web pages, web quests, computer based grade books, newsletters, book making, etc.

371 Meeting the Needs of All Learners: Exceptional and Diverse (3)

An examination of current research and practices related to diverse student populations to include race, ethnicity, language, gender, exceptionalities, socio-economic status and cultural differences. Emphasis is placed on factors that influence learning, instructional strategies, assessment and interventions.

391, 392, 393 Practicum (1, 1, 1)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program; grade of “C” or higher in each practicum course; XL: EDEC 391, 392 and 393 and MUSC 3402, 3404 and 3406) The three practicum experiences comprise the fieldwork component of the Teacher Education Program. Fieldwork totals over 100 hours and is conducted in school settings. Seminars include EEDA; culturally responsive teaching; service learning; health, safety, and legal issues; assessment, etc.

440 Capstone Seminar in Education (3)

(PR: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or consent of department chair) This course uses a seminar format in which students engage in discussion, conduct original research, and present their findings in both oral and written reports. The capstone stresses students’ skills in analysis and research.


 

EDEL, Elementary Education

305 Science Methods (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) This course focuses on the content, methods, and materials for teaching science to elementary students. Teacher candidates will use elementary science standards, developmentally appropriate pedagogies, and a variety of assessment strategies in designing, implementing, and evaluating science experiences in elementary settings. Classroom management strategies, safety considerations, family and community connections, and the use of technology will also be addressed.

306 Social Studies Methods (3)

(PR: EDEC 311) This course focuses on the content, methods, and materials for teaching social studies to elementary students. Teacher candidates will use elementary social studies standards, developmentally appropriate pedagogies, and a variety of assessment strategies in designing, implementing, and evaluating social studies experiences in elementary settings. Classroom management strategies, safety considerations, family and community connections, and the use of technology will also be addressed.

312 Math for Elementary Teachers (3)

(PR: EDEC 311) This course focuses on the content, methods, and materials for teaching math to elementary students. Teacher candidates will use elementary math standards, developmentally appropriate pedagogies, and a variety of assessment strategies in designing, implementing, and evaluating mathematics in elementary settings. Classroom management strategies, safety considerations, family and community connections, and the use of technology will also be addressed.

313 Teaching Reading at the Elementary Level (3)

(PR: EDEC 311 and EDMS 342) The content focuses on effective pedagogy for early and fluent readers and writers; developmentally appropriate literacy materials and experiences; cultural and linguistic diversity; and diagnosis and remediation for struggling readers and writers. Candidates will have the opportunity to engage early and fluent readers and writers in literacy activities through field-based experiences.

394 Practicum in Classroom Management and Organization (1)

(PR: EDEC/EDUC 392; XL: EDEC, EDMS and EDSD 394) This practicum in classroom management and organization provides for direct involvement in the school and classroom setting during the week of preplanning and the first week of school. Students study the school context; learn effective procedures necessary for establishing, managing, and organizing a classroom; and participate in opening school experiences.

398 Honors Research (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) See Catalog.

405 Observation/Assessment; 406 Planning; and 407 Teaching: Directed Teaching in Elementary Education (3, 3, 6)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program; SR status and successful completion of all requirements for clinical practice) Provides for directed and closely supervised performance of student teachers in the full range of duties of classroom teachers. Regular seminars and personal conferences are an integral component of the course. A minimum grade of “C” is required to receive the College’s recommendation for certification.

442 Directed Studies (1-6)

(PR: JR or SR status; departmental majors and students in teacher certification programs only; minimum GPA 2.75) Designed to allow the student to pursue a topic of special interest. See Catalog.

444 Internships (1-6)

(PR: minimum GPA 2.75) See Catalog.

446 Readings (1-6)

See Catalog.

448 Research (1-6)

(PR: Departmental majors and students in teacher certification programs; minimum GPA 2.75) See Catalog.

450 Seminar (3)

See Catalog.

452 Special Projects (1-6)

See Catalog.

458 Special Topics (1-6)

See Catalog.

CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor,  PR = Prerequisite,  RE = Recommended,  XL = Cross-listed

EDUC, Education

201 Introduction to Education (3)

Extensive treatment of the social, political, economic, and philosophical influences that have shaped American education will be covered in this course.

202 History of Education (3)

The evolution of educational theories and philosophies with particular emphasis on their impact upon educational developments in the United States.

258 Special Topics (1-6)

See Catalog.

350 Literacy Technology and Instruction (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) This course is designed to assist teacher candidates with the necessary skills to develop instructional practices that will allow them to incorporate technologies successfully into their classrooms. Projects might include web pages, web quests, computer based grade books, newsletters, book making, etc.

371 Meeting the Needs of All Learners: Exceptional and Diverse (3)

An examination of current research and practices related to diverse student populations to include race, ethnicity, language, gender, exceptionalities, socio-economic status and cultural differences. Emphasis is placed on factors that influence learning, instructional strategies, assessment and interventions.

391, 392, 393 Practicum (1, 1, 1)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program; grade of “C” or higher in each practicum course, XL: EDEC 391, 392 and 393 and MUSC 3402, 3404 and 3406) The three practicum experiences comprise the fieldwork component of the Teacher Education Program. Fieldwork totals over 100 hours and is conducted in school settings. Seminars include EEDA; culturally responsive teaching; service learning; health, safety, and legal issues; assessment, etc.

440 Capstone Seminar in Education (3)

(PR: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or consent of department chair) This course uses a seminar format in which students engage in discussion, conduct original research, and present their findings in both oral and written reports. The capstone stresses students’ skills in analysis and research.


 

EDMS, Middle School Education

341 Middle School Philosophy and Organization (3)

This course will explore the historical perspective of middle schools and examine current trends and issues in middle-level schooling, curriculum, and research. Effective programs and practices in the middle school are explored. A minimum grade of “C” is required.

342 Interdisciplinary Connections through Reading and Writing (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) The focus of this course is the active engagement of students as readers and writers across the content areas. Students evaluate texts and learn ways to make reading and writing more meaningful for middle-level learners. A minimum grade of “C” is required.

394 Practicum in Classroom Management and Organization (1)

(PR: EDEC/EDUC 392, XL: EDEC, EDEL and EDSD 394) This practicum in classroom management and organization provides for direct involvement in the school and classroom setting during the week of preplanning and the first week of school. Students study the school context; learn effective procedures necessary for the establishing, managing, and organizing of a classroom; and participate in opening school experiences.

398 Honors Research (3-6)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) See Catalog.

400 Middle School – Language Arts Methods (2)

(PR: EDMS 341 and 342; SR status) A study of content-specific methodology for middle-level language arts. The course focuses on planning, instruction, assessment, teacher resources, technology, and classroom climate. Teacher candidates will work with middle-level language arts students, classes, teams, and teachers and will use middle-level language arts standards.

401 Middle School – Social Studies Methods (2)

(PR: EDMS 341 and 342; SR status) A study of content-specific methodology for middle-level social studies. The course focuses on planning, instruction, assessment, teacher resources, technology, and classroom climate. Teacher candidates will work with middle-level social studies students, classes, teams, and teachers and will use middle-level standards, pedagogy, and assessments.

402 Middle School – Science Methods (2)

(PR: EDMS 341 and 342; SR status) A study of content-specific methodology for middle-level science. The course focuses on planning, instruction, assessment, teacher resources, technology, and classroom climate. Teacher candidates will work with middle-level science students, classes, teams, and teachers and will use middle-level science standards, pedagogy, and assessments.

403 Middle School – Math Methods (2)

(PR: EDMS 341 and 342; SR status) A study of content-specific methodology for middle-level math. The course focuses on planning, instruction, assessment, teacher resources, technology, and classroom climate. Teacher candidates will work with middle-level math students, classes, teams, and teachers and will use middle-level math standards, pedagogy, and assessments.

410 Observation/Assessment; 411 Planning; and 412 Teaching: Directed Teaching in Middle-School Education (3, 3, 6)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program; SR status and successful completion of all requirements for clinical practice) These courses provide for directed and closely supervised performance in the full range of duties of a middle-school teacher. Conducted in cooperating middle schools and accompanied by conferences and seminars. Students observe, assess, plan, and teach. A minimum grade of “C” is required to receive the College’s recommendation for certification.

442 Directed Studies (1-6)

(PR: JR or SR status; departmental majors and students in teacher certification programs only; minimum GPA 2.6) Designed to allow the student to pursue a topic of special interest. See Catalog.

444 Internships (1-6)

(PR: minimum GPA 2.6) See Catalog.

446 Readings (1-6)

See Catalog.

448 Research (1-6)

(PR: departmental majors and students in teacher certification programs; minimum GPA 2.6) See Catalog.

450 Seminar (3)

See Catalog.

452 Special Projects (1-6)

See Catalog.

458 Special Topics (1-6)

See Catalog.

CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended,  XL = Cross-listed

EDUC,  Education

201 Introduction to Education (3)

Extensive treatment of the social, political, economic, and philosophical influences that have shaped American education will be covered in this course.

202 History of Education (3)

The evolution of educational theories and philosophies with particular emphasis on their impact upon educational developments in the United States.

258 Special Topics (1-6)

See catalog.

350 Literacy Technology and Instruction (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) This course is designed to assist teacher candidates with the necessary skills to develop instructional practices that will allow them to incorporate technologies successfully into their classrooms. Projects might include web pages, web quests, computer based grade books, newsletters, book making, etc.

371 Meeting the Needs of All Learners: Exceptional and Diverse (3)

An examination of current research and practices related to diverse student populations to include race, ethnicity, language, gender, exceptionalities, socio-economic status and cultural differences. Emphasis is placed on factors that influence learning, instructional strategies, assessment and interventions.

391, 392, 393 Practicum (1, 1, 1)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program; grade of “C” or higher in each practicum course ; XL: EDEC 391, 392 and 393 and MUSC 3402, 3404 and 3406) The three practicum experiences comprise the fieldwork component of the Teacher Education Program. Fieldwork totals over 100 hours and is conducted in school settings. Seminars include EEDA; culturally responsive teaching; service learning; health, safety, and legal issues; assessment, etc.

440 Capstone Seminar in Education (3)

(PR: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or consent of department chair) This course uses a seminar format in which students engage in discussion, conduct original research, and present their findings in both oral and written reports. The capstone stresses students’ skills in analysis and research.

 


 

EDSD, Secondary Education

301 Principles and Philosophies of Education (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) Analysis of the organizational structure, curriculum development, and social influences that shape American “secondary” education as they affect the classroom teacher.

302 Methods and Materials of High School Teaching (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) Limited to those students seeking the professional teaching certificate. A consideration of current theories, methods, and materials of secondary school instruction including the development of instructional practices and materials appropriate for the secondary school and familiarization with curriculum materials. Activities and topics are individualized according to the teaching programs of those enrolled. A minimum grade of “C” is required.

394 Practicum in Classroom Management and Organization (1)

(PR: EDUC/EDEC 392; XL: EDEC, EDMS and EDEL 394) This practicum in classroom management and organization provides for direct involvement in the school and classroom setting during the week of preplanning and the first week of school. Students study the school context; learn effective procedures necessary for the establishing, managing, and organizing of a classroom; and participate in opening school experiences.

398 Honors Research (3-6)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) See Catalog.

400 Observation/Assessment; 401 Planning; and 402 Teaching: Directed Teaching In Secondary School Education (3, 3, 6)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program; SR status and successful completion of all requirements for clinical practice;  XL: MUSC 4411, 4412 and 4413) A program of supervised observation and teaching in cooperation with selected secondary schools in which opportunities are provided for the student to practice the skills of teaching. A minimum grade of “C” is required to receive the College’s recommendation for certification.

403 Reading in the Secondary School (3)

(PR: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program) Required for certification in all secondary areas. Emphasis placed on methods and techniques that teachers can use to teach reading in the content area.

442 Directed Studies (1-6)

(PR: JR or SR status; departmental majors and students in teacher certification programs only; minimum GPA 2.75) Designed to allow the student to pursue a topic of special interest. See Catalog.

444 Internships (1-6)

(PR: minimum GPA 2.75) See Catalog.

446 Readings (1-6)

See Catalog.

448 Research (1-6)

(PR: Departmental majors and students in teacher certification programs; minimum GPA 2.75) See Catalog.

450 Seminar (3)

See Catalog.

452 Special Projects (1-6)

See Catalog.

458 Special Topics (1-6)

See Catalog.