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Description of Courses

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EDU EDUCATION (Charter School of Education and Human Sciences)

102. Orientation to Teacher Education - 1-0-1
Orientation to the field of education; familiarization with the practices of teachers at various levels (P-12). Information about the teacher-education sequence and career opportunities in education.

205. Foundations of Education and Psychology (Grades P-5) - 3-0-3
Overview of the history and philosophy of education, the processes of schooling in family and society, psychological principles of human growth and development and learning theories. Current educational issues, policies and practices as they impact diverse students. Field experience required. PR: PSY 101 or PSY 103.

206. Foundations of Education and Psychology (Grades 4-12) - 3-2-4
Overview of the history and philosophy of education, the processes of schooling in family and society, psychological principles of human growth and development and learning theories. Current educational issues, policies and practices as they impact diverse students. Field experience required. PR: PSY 101 or PSY 103.

215. Integrated Arts and Cultures for Middle Grades I - 3-0-3
Integrated exploration of the social sciences and the arts (visual, musical and kinesthetic) as a foundation for teaching. This course embraces liberal arts and focuses on developing culturally sensitive teachers who teach the arts and social studies in a unified context. Cultural components focus upon non-English speakers and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Field experience required. PR: Admission to teacher-education program.

216. Integrated Arts and Cultures for Middle Grades II - 3-0-3
Exploration of the social sciences with a focus on developing competent citizens in a culturally diverse and democratic society. Investigates the impact of cultural diversity on first- and second-language acquisition. Course content is grounded in the fine and performing arts. Field experience required. PR: EDU 215.

221. Exploration in Diverse Cultures Seminar - 1-0-0
Scheduled meetings regarding travel arrangements and site orientation.

222. Exploration in Diverse Cultures - 1 to 3 hours
An analysis of the educational context of another culture. Application of various techniques to determine the relationship among family, society, health and schooling in a culture other than the student's own. Offered in May. May be repeated for up to 3 hours credit. Must be repeated by EDU majors for up to three-hours credit. Fee. PR: EDU 221.

223. Exploration in Diverse Cultures I - 2-0-2
An analysis of the educational context of another culture, application of various techniques to determine relationship among family, society, health and schooling in a culture other than the student's own.

224. Exploration in Diverse Cultures II - 0-1-1
An analysis of the educational context of another culture, application of various techniques to determine relationship among family, society, health and schooling in a culture other than the student's own.  PR: EDU 223.

227. Preschool Curriculum and Methods - 2-2-3
History, theory, philosophy and methodology of preschool education, including curricular/ lesson planning, classroom organization/management and application of developmentally appropriate practice to content areas, such as language, math, science and the arts. Field experience required.

260. Technology Applications for Educators - 2-0-2
Preparation in the use of computers and related technologies in educational settings. Focuses on competence in the use of technology tools for professional growth and productivity and for supporting instruction for a variety of students including those with limited English proficiency. Explores technology issues as they relate to instruction.

320. Literacy I for Early Childhood - 4-0-4
Foundation in the language arts with a focus on selected theories, research and methodology for literacy development; for understanding reading and writing processes; and for engaging diverse learners (including those with limited English proficiency) through various approaches and responses to children's literature. Field experience required. PR: Admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 370WI.

321WI. Literacy II for Early Childhood - 4-0-4
Experiences with a balanced literacy program through the integration of all the language arts across the curriculum. Instructional and assessment strategies, including technology, for helping diverse learners use literacy to explore cultures, arts and sciences. Field experience required. PR: EDU 320 and admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 371WI.

322. Integrated Arts and Cultures for Early Childhood I - 3-0-3
Integrated exploration of the social sciences and the arts (visual, musical and kinesthetic) as a foundation for teaching. This course embraces liberal arts and focuses on developing culturally sensitive teachers who teach the arts and social studies in a unified context. Cultural components focus upon non-English speakers and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Field experience required. PR: Admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 370WI.

323. Integrated Arts and Cultures for Early Childhood II - 4-0-4
Demonstration of methods and processes based upon connections among social studies, visual arts, music and movement. Integrative curricular approaches emphasize social studies and the arts in a common context. Field experience required. PR: Admission to teacher-education program; EDU 322. CR: EDU 371WI.

330. Literacy I for Middle Grades - 3-0-3
Foundation for literacy instruction with an understanding of the cultural and linguistic diversity that affects its development. Emphasis on traditional and progressive strategies that reflect the reading/writing connections and support embedding reading and language arts instruction in all subject areas. Examines children's literature and reader response. Field experience required. PR: Admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 375WI.

331WI. Literacy II for Middle Grades - 3-0-3
Builds on the theoretical knowledge base of literacy development as an interactive process. Enhances competence in literacy instruction through simulated and field-based experiences with children in using literacy to explore cultures, arts and sciences. Examines assessment as a basis for instructional planning and technology for support of literacy development. PR: EDU 330 and admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 341 and 376.

340. Inquiry in Science and Mathematics for Early Childhood - 3-0-3
Methods, materials, standards and content needed for teaching and integrating hands-on mathematics and science for diverse students. Pedagogical methods focusing on inquiry in mathematical, biological, earth and physical sciences using various instructional technologies. Simulated teaching providing opportunities to plan, implement and evaluate lessons emphasizing connections across mathematics, science and other disciplines. Field experience required. PR: MAT 321 and admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 371WI.

341. Inquiry in Science and Mathematics for Middle Grades - 3-0-3
Methods, materials, standards and content needed for teaching and integrating hands-on mathematics and science for diverse students. Pedagogical methods focusing on inquiry in mathematical, biological, earth and physical sciences using various instructional technologies. Simulated teaching providing opportunities to plan, implement and evaluate lessons emphasizing connections across mathematics, science and other disciplines. Field experience required. PR: MAT 322 and admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 331WI and 376.

370WI. Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood I - 2-2-3
Field-based course that examines the theoretical understanding of curriculum and methods and their application to the elementary classroom. Includes study of methods of instruction, classroom management and multiple assessment strategies for all students including limited English proficient (LEP) and diverse populations. PR: Admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 320 and 322.

371WI. Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood II - 2-2-3
Field-based course that examines the study of an integrated unit, cooperative learning, reflection and multiple strategies for all students including limited English-proficient and diverse populations. PR: EDU 370WI and admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 321WI, 323 and 340.

375WI. Curriculum and Methods I for the Early Adolescent Learner - 2-2-3
Examines curriculum appropriate for the early adolescent's physical, social, cognitive, moral and emotional development within the contexts of diverse families, peer groups, schools and cultures. Implications for the middle-grades learning experiences stressed. Field experience required. PR: EDU 206 and admission to the teacher-education program. CR: EDU 330.

376. Curriculum and Methods for Middle Grades II - 2-2-3
Appropriate organizational structures for middle grades. Sources and structures of curriculum, varying patterns of planning and implementation. The use of a variety of instructional methods and multiple assessment strategies for regular instruction and diverse populations. Field experience required. PR: EDU 375WI and admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 331WI and 341.

380. Curriculum and Methods for Secondary Education - 3-2-4
Appropriate organizational structures for middle grades and secondary schools. Sources and structures of curriculum, varying patterns of planning and implementation. The use of a variety of instructional methods and multiple assessment strategies for regular instruction and diverse populations including LEP students; 30 hours of field experience required. PR: EDU 206 and admission to teacher-education program.

405. Instructional Management - 2-0-2
Accompanies fall semester of field-based senior year. Applications of various techniques and approaches to organizing, managing and adapting curriculum materials and the learning environment to meet the needs of diverse learners (including Exceptional and LEP students). Development of personal plans for implementing instructional management. PR: Approval for Student Teaching and admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 488 or 489.

409. Gender and Education - 3-0-3
(See WNS 409.) Issues, research, theory and policy on gender and education. Examines gender in the context of socialization, schooling and lifelong learning and the implications for individuals, society and culture.

419. Media for Teachers - 1-0-1
Examination of newer media as well as traditional media utilized in public schools. Emphasis on innovative equipment and creative development of instructional materials. PR: Admission to teacher-education program.

420. Creative Activities in Early Childhood (P-5) and Middle-Grades (4-8) Education - 3-0-3
Creative activities, ideas and materials in various artistic mediums intended for use by teachers during the teaching process and by children during the learning process. Field experience required. PR: Admission to teacher-education program.

423. Workshop in Special Problems (Area:) - 3-0-3
Developed around special needs as they arise. Areas that may be claimed are science, social studies and/or health and physical education. PR: Admission to teacher-education program.

426. Workshop in Environmental Science - 3-0-3
Methods, procedures and materials in teaching environmental-science education. Includes laboratory and field work. PR: Admission to teacher-education program.

427. Young Adult Literature - 3-0-3
For description see ENG 427.

429. Diagnosis and Correction of Reading - 3-0-3
Investigation of evaluation procedures, assessment of materials and instructional methods and materials suitable for use by the classroom teacher in facilitating reading development of at-risk and diverse populations including limited English-proficient students. Focus on collection and analysis of data to assess children's reading interests and needs, design of learning activities to support reading progress and reflection as a means to guide instruction in and learning of literacy processes. Field experience required. PR: EDU 321WI and admission to teacher-education program.

430. Reading in the Content Areas - 3-0-3
Research, theory and methodology to facilitate students' construction of content-area knowledge through reading activities. Focus on simulations of a variety of vocabulary, comprehension and study strategies and on exploration of a variety of genre for integration into content areas. Field experience required. English majors seeking secondary certification must take this course. PR: EDU 331WI and admission to teacher-education program. No prerequisite for secondary majors.

435. Seminar in Education - 1 to 6 hours
Advanced study of current special-interest topics in education. May be repeated for credit. PR: EDU major or minor, JS or SS.

440. Children in Families, Communities and Cultures - 3-0-3
Focuses on how families, communities and cultures impact children's development and how teachers may effectively work with diverse families and cultures.

462. Applied Linguistics for ESOL Teachers - 2-0-2
Investigation of the nature of linguistic systems (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), theories of language development and the acquisition of first and second languages in diverse cultural settings. Review of idiosyncratic elements of English grammar as they pertain to second-language learning.

463. Cultures and Language - 2-0-2
Provision of basic knowledge of culture and its functions in society to increase sensitivity to and empathy for the adjustment problems of students from various cultures; development of strategies to build upon cultural backgrounds in positive ways that will facilitate adjustment to the school, the classroom, the curriculum and the community and enhance the acquisition of the English language.

464. Methods of Teaching in Bilingual/ESOL Settings - 2-2-3
Application of second-language-acquisition theory and cultural knowledge to curriculum design and method and application of whole-language and integrative curriculum approaches for the benefit of second-language learners; development of abilities to adjust lessons to the needs of second-language learners to facilitate achievement of appropriate objectives in the mainstream classroom while enhancing the acquisition of the English language. Classroom experiences and opportunities for students to apply knowledge gained in the previous courses, to gain experiences with ESOL students across age levels, to redefine and adjust teaching strategies and materials to accomplish teaching/learning objectives and language-learning objectives, and to meet the needs of diverse learners.

488. Senior Practicum (Grades P-5) - 4 hours
Completion of pre-planning and district orientation at assigned school. Observing, participating and microteaching under the guidance of the cooperating teacher in the school part time. Emphasis on developmental needs of early childhood learners. Fee. PR: Approval for student teaching and admission to teacher-education program. CR: PSY 423 and EDU 405.

489. Senior Practicum (Grades 4-12, P-12) - 2 hours
Completion of pre-planning and district orientation at assigned school (1 credit). Observing, participating and microteaching under the guidance of the cooperating teacher in the school full time during the last two weeks of August and part time for the remainder of the semester. Fee. PR: Approval for student teaching and admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 405 and PSY 423.

490. Professional Seminar - 1-0-1
Accompanies spring semester of field-based senior year. Students articulate their philosophy of education, theory of curriculum and management style through discussion and portfolio development. PR: Admission to teacher-education program. CR: EDU 499.

495. Teaching of English as a Second Language: Methods and Materials - 3-0-3
Application of second-language acquisition theory and cultural knowledge to curriculum and instruction; application of sheltered instruction components and indicators. Classroom opportunities for students to gain experience with ESOL students across age and proficiency levels. Supervised field experience with limited English-proficient students required. PR: Admission to teacher-education program.

498. Directed Study - 1 to 3 hours
Primarily for students who select special educational problems as an area of interest. Self-directed study provided in an area of interest not available through established courses. May be repeated up to six hours. PR: JS or SS and approval of school dean.

499. Student Teaching - 9 hours
Participation and teaching under the guidance of a cooperating teacher in a school with college supervision. Planning lessons, implementing instruction and assessing outcomes during lead teaching. Fee. PR: EDU 488 or EDU 489 and admission to teacher-education program. CR: PSY 424 and EDU 490.

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