School of Education

Dr. Linda P. Blanton, Director

Professors

Allain, Fairchild, D. Fox, Graham, Haban, Herr, Ihle, Leonard, Liles, Linn, Luth, E. Minskoff, J. Minskoff, Pettus, I. Ramsey, Ross, W. Smith

Associate Professors

Bolt, Dickens, Dubenezic, Fuqua, Green, Griffin, T. Harris, D. Martin, Morie, Noblitt, W. Powell, Ramquist, Shaffer, D. Zimmerman

Assistant Professors

Allsopp, Bafumo, Graves, Rettig, Santos, Watson

Instructor

G. Fox

Course Descriptions: Business Education, Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, Human Resource Development, Library Science and Educational Media, Middle School Education, Reading Education, Secondary Education, Special Education and Vocational Education

Programs in the School of Education are designed for students seeking careers in education professions. Exceptions to all program requirements must be approved in writing by the program coordinator. When exceptions relate to licensure, the approval of the dean of the College of Education and Psychology is also required.

Early Childhood Education

Dr. Teresa Harris, Program Coordinator

Licensure (Nursery School and Kindergarten through Third Grade)

The early childhood program draws heavily from child development research and theories. The preservice teacher is prepared to design activities which have an interdisciplinary focus, are appropriate to the child's stage of development and learning, and support the young child in constructing knowledge about self and the social and physical environment.

The JMU program to prepare teachers for nursery school through grade three settings is based on these three major assumptions.

Professional studies courses are sequentially organized throughout four semesters to help students develop an understanding of how children learn and interact in classroom settings, and a familiarity with methods and materials appropriate for teaching. Field experiences are provided, along with course work, to enable students to apply this knowledge through participation in a variety of classroom settings.

Students who are recommended for this license must satisfy the following requirements:

Students in this program must declare a minor in early childhood education and have an adviser in early childhood education in addition to an adviser in the arts and sciences major. A grade point average of 2.5 is required for admission to all courses in the early childhood program. Satisfactory completion of each semester's course work is required before a student may continue in subsequent courses in the early childhood sequence.

Student Teaching

Students admitted to student teaching must have gained unconditional admission to teacher education, possess an overall GPA of 2.5, and earned grades of "C" or better in PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development; EDUC 360, Foundations of American Education; and all courses in the early childhood education program.

Sample Program of Study

The following program sample is intended as a guide for students seeking initial teaching licensure in early childhood education. The exact program sequence of individual student programs will be influenced by the arts and sciences major, degree requirements and student teaching. The student must complete a program plan with both the major adviser and the education adviser to ensure that individual course prerequisites are met. Additional courses which may be needed to meet degree requirements are not included in this sample program guide.

Credit
Freshman Year Hours
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition 1 6
Fine arts/aesthetics course 1 3
History/civilization course 1 6
Major requirements 3
Mathematics course 1 3
Natural science courses 1 6
Oral communications course 1 3
30
Credit
Sophomore Year Hours
PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 1 3
Literature course 1 3
Major requirements 18
Physical education/dance course 1 2
Social science course 1 3
29
Credit
Junior Year Hours
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education 2 3
Early childhood requirements 16
Major requirements 11
30
Credit
Senior Year Hours
Early childhood requirements 24
Major requirements 7
31

1 Liberal studies requirement.

2 EDUC 360, Foundations of American Education, fulfills the liberal studies philosophy/religion requirement.

Human Resource Development

Dr. Mary Noblitt, Program Coordinator

The purpose of the Human Resource Development minor is to provide students with a strong orientation to the skills necessary to develop and implement professional development programs and materials. It is designed to provide students from a wide variety of content disciplines additional experiences and skill bases to seek employment in public and private sectors in the field of training and development. Students minoring in human resource development must complete 18 hours of course work.

Credit
Requirements Hours
HRD 240. Principles of Human Resource 3
Development
HRD 245. Leadership in Organizational Settings 3
HRD 370. Occupational Task Analysis 3
HRD 380. Development of Materials and Programs 3
HRD 450. Adult Learning Theory 3
Choose one of the following: 3
HRD 400. Occupational Internship
HRD 401. Practicum in Human Resource
Development
HRD 475. Seminar in Leadership
18

Library Science and Educational Media

Dr. David Zimmerman, Program Coordinator

The minor program in educational media is designed for students preparing for employment in education, business, communications or any other field in which the communication of instructional or training messages is an integral part. Skills and knowledge gained in this minor are drawn from the following areas: learning strategies, group dynamics, equipment utilization, production and evaluation of materials, message design and locating information.

The educational media minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours selected in consultation with an adviser of the library science and educational media department.

Credit
Hours
EDUC 370. Instructional Technology 3
Choose one of the following: 3
PSYC 101. General Psychology
PSYC 375. Sensation and Perception
PSYC 380. Cognitive Psychology
Choose one of the following: 3
SCOM 247. Small Group Communication
SCOM 345. Nonverbal Communication
Choose one of the following: 2-3
LSEM 101. Resources for College Studies
(two credits)
LSEM 150. Information in Contemporary Society (three credits)
Electives (approved by adviser) 6-7
18

Middle Education

Dr. Gerald Green, Program Coordinator

Licensure (Grades Four through Eight)

The program in middle education acquaints students with the developmental needs of children ages 9 to 14. Study also enables the pre-service teacher to design curriculum activities which are interdisciplinary in nature and relate directly to the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of the age group.

The JMU program to prepare teachers for grades four through eight is based on these three major assumptions:

Professional studies courses are sequentially organized over four semesters to help students develop an understanding of how children learn and interact in classroom settings, and a familiarity with methods and materials appropriate for teaching middle grades children. Field experiences are provided, along with course work, to enable students to apply this knowledge through participation in a variety of classroom settings.

Students who are recommended for this initial teaching licensure must satisfy the following requirements:

Students in this program must declare a minor in middle education and have an adviser in the Early and Middle Education program in addition to an adviser in the arts and sciences major. A grade point average of 2.5 is required for admission to all courses in the middle education program. Satisfactory completion of each semester's course work is required before a student may continue in subsequent courses in the middle education sequence.

Student Teaching

Students admitted to student teaching must have gained unconditional admission to teacher education, possess an overall GPA of 2.5 and have earned grades of "C" or better in PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development; and all courses in the middle education program.

Sample Program of Study

The following program sample is intended as a guide for students seeking initial teaching licensure in middle education. The exact program sequence and content will be influenced by the arts and sciences major, degree requirements and student teaching. The student must complete a program plan with the major adviser and the education adviser to ensure that individual course prerequisites are met. Additional courses which may be needed to meet specific degree requirements are not included in this sample program guide.

Credit
Freshman Year Hours
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition 1 6
Fine arts/aesthetics course 1 3
Literature course 1 3
Mathematics course 1 3
Natural science courses 1 6
Oral communication course 1 3
Physical education/dance course 1 2
Electives 2
28
Credit
Sophomore Year Hours
PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 1 3
History/civilization courses 1 6
Social science course 1 3
Major requirements 15
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education 2 3
30
Credit
Junior Year Hours
Major requirements 16
Middle education requirements 16
32
Credit
Senior Year Hours
Major requirements 6
Middle education requirements 24
30

1 Liberal studies requirements.

2 EDUC 360, Foundations of American Education, fulfills the liberal studies philosophy/religion requirement.

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1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
Information Publisher: Division of Academic Affairs
James Madison University