EDUC 150. Information in Contemporary Society. 3 credits.
Concerns the individual’s need for information, especially that which will assist in solving problems related to everyday needs and interests, and with the agencies and resources which can help to meet those needs. Will not count as social science course for teacher licensure.
EDUC 310. Teaching in a Diverse Society. 2 credits.
This course will examine how personal and professional values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors affect teaching and learning. The pre-service teachers will develop an understanding of similar and unique characteristics of students grades 6-12, including culture, heritage, language, and learning abilities. Corequisites: EDUC 311 and READ 432 for middle and secondary students. EDUC 312 for special education students.
EDUC 311. Field Experience in Middle and Secondary Education. 2 credits.
Students devote 60 clock hours to classroom activities that emphasize diversity and literacy in middle and secondary schools under university and public school supervision. Satisfactory performance in this course is required for continuing in teacher education. Corequisites: EDUC 310 and READ 432 for secondary education minors; EDUC 310 and or READ 312 for middle education minors.
EDUC/SPED 312. Field Experience in Special Education and Diversity. 1 credit.
Students devote 30 clock hours to activities in school and nonschool settings that emphasize diversity of individuals and families. Corequisite: EDUC 310.
EDUC 332. Single Camera TV Operation. 1 credit.
A basic understanding of the principles of video equipment along with skills in the use, set up and operation of one-half inch portable videocassette systems.
EDUC 336. Photography in Education. 1 credit.
An introduction to the use and operation of 35mm SLR cameras. Note: All needed equipment will be supplied.
EDUC 339. Production of Computer-based Materials for Education. 1 credit.
Creating educational material in a variety of media for computer-based presentations. Principles of creating visual messages will be examined.
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education. 3 credits.
A study of the practices and issues that affect American education. Consideration is given to such topics as philosophical approaches to education, history of American education and the organizational and cultural aspects of schools which influence educational practices.
EDUC 370. Instructional Technology. 3 credits.
Principles and procedures of a teaching/learning process designed to provide reliable, effective instruction to learners through systematic application of instructional technology. Includes selecting, producing, evaluating and utilizing nonprint media and equipment for application to instructional process.
EDUC 371. Methods in Teaching English as a Second Language. 3 credits.
This course is designed to provide preservice English as a Second Language teachers with experiences in designing and implementing instructional strategies to meet the linguistic needs of non-native students and utilizing assessment instruments to evaluate their progress with a contextualized focus.
EDUC 375. Selected Topics in Media. 1-2 credits.
An in-depth study of a narrowly defined topic or practice in media. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.
EDUC 381. Field Experience in English as a Second Language. 3 credits.
The course provides supervised field experiences in working with English as a Second Language students, NK-12. Preservice teachers will demonstrate competencies developed in the English as a Second Language endorsement program and in consultation with a field supervisor. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL minor requirements.
EDUC 401. Problems in Education. 1-3 credits.
Workshop experiences for the development and training of teachers. Prerequisites: EDUC 360 and permission of the program coordinator.
EDUC 416. School Discipline and Classroom Management. 1 credit.
Theory and practices in classroom management and discipline, including specific models and the various legal aspects will be examined.
EDUC 422. Concepts in Second Language Acquisition Research and Application. 3 credits.
This course will help students gain familiarity with second language acquisition research and practice, characteristics of second language learners, assessment and teaching strategies for second language acquisition.
EDUC 425. Cross-Cultural Education. 3 credits.
The course provides students with knowledge of the effects of socio-cultural variables in an instructional setting.
EDUC 428. Assessment for Curriculum Development in English as a Second Language. 3 credits.
The course provides students with a variety of assessment practices for profiling non-native students’ abilities and for developing appropriate curriculum and evaluating programs.
EDUC 430. General Education Curriculum K-12 Overview. 1 credit.
This course will provide an overview of curriculum in grades K-12. An understanding of objectives, content, materials and trends associated with curriculum will be addressed. Corequisites: READ 430, MIED 530 and SPED 410.
EDUC 480. Student Teaching. 3-12 credits.
Enables students to apply, in the public school classrooms and the comprehensive child development programs, those skills and attitudes acquired in all components of teacher education. Under the guidance of university supervisors, students are provided activities designed to familiarize them with the classroom teacher’s role. Prerequisites: GPSYC 160, PSYC 270, EDUC 360, appropriate methods courses and permission of the coordinator of field experiences.
EDUC 490. Special Topics in Education. 3 credits.
In-depth examination of selected topics which are of current importance in the field of education. Offered only with approval of School of Education director. May be repeated for credit when course content changes. Prerequisites: Junior standing or above and consent of the instructor.
EDUC 499. Honors. 3-6 credits.
Independent research topic initiated and completed by qualified upper-division students. See catalog descriptions entitled “Graduation with Distinction” and “Graduation with Honors.”
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