Credits: 1 to 3.
Open only to selected undergraduate students who wish to study an individual problem in depth which relates to their preparation as teachers. The project must be approved and supervised by a department faculty member.
Integrated Teaching in Elementary Education
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEX 3070; Coreq: LAE 4314 and SSE 4312.
This field component is an intensive experience completed during the integrated semester in Language Arts and Social Studies in the inclusive classrooms. (S-U)
An overview of education, teaching and schools; a survey of historical, philosophical and social foundations; and an orientation to professional education and the code of ethics. Thirty hours of field experience is required. This is the first of three prerequisite core courses (EDF 2085 Teaching Diverse Populations and EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology) for students who plan to be teachers.
History of Education in the United States
The development of American schools and major problems in American education, with emphasis upon the relationships among the schools, intellectual movements and social institutions. (H)
Social Foundations of Education
A study of the educative effects of social structures, social values and issues involved in appraising these effects, and the resulting social demands upon schools. (S)
Sociological and Historical Foundations of Education
Credits: 3; Prereq: permission of department representative for freshman/sophomore-level students.
A sociological and historical analysis of schooling in American society. Aims of education are examined in relation to social structures, institutions and values; subcultures; social stratification; school law; and democracy and the sociology of the teaching profession.
Global Issues in K-12 Education
Overview of current global issues and strategies for incorporating them into the K-college curriculum.
Elementary and Secondary Curriculum
Purposes, organization, curriculum and issues of elementary and secondary schools and roles of educators.
Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Learners
Develop curriculum and instruction focused on secondary school.
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated up to 12 credits.
Topics will vary.
Examination and development of beliefs about teaching, learning, children, subject matter and the purposes of early childhood education in a democratic society.
Introduction to Educational Technology
An introduction to computer productivity (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, painting, drawing, layouts); multi-media (media design, digital video, presentation); communications (Internet, ERIC); educational software (computer-aided instruction, public domain software); interactive media (linked environments, one-to-many, presentations using electronic tools); reference materials (electronic encyclopedia, atlases, clip art, libraries, Internet); instructional applications (techniques); and ethical, legal and social issues.
Production and Utilization of Educational Media
Study of educational production and utilization concepts. Experience will be gained using media hardware and producing media in instructional/informational situations.
Integrating Technology in the Elementary Curriculum
Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 2040.
Prepares elementary majors to effectively use technology in teaching and learning.
Integrating Technology into the Secondary Curriculum
Students gain experience with curriculum design and course development, which assumes use of technology.
Effective Teaching and Classroom Management in Secondary Education
Basic strategies for curriculum planning, instruction, classroom organization and student behavior management
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 10 credits.
Open only to selected undergraduate students who wish to study an individual problem that relates to their preparation as secondary education teachers. The project must be approved and supervised by a department faculty member.
Introductory class on genres of children's literature, critical response theory, strategies for critically evaluating books for instructional and aesthetic purposes, and strategies for generating personal, critical and aesthetic responses to literature from diverse and inclusive student populations.
Language Arts for Diverse Learners
Credits: 3; Prereq: 3ECD or 3EMR, EEX 3070; Coreq: SSE 4312 and Integrated Teaching.
An analysis of content, materials and methods for teaching language arts in an inclusive elementary school classroom.
Explorations Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science
Course introduces prospective teachers to teaching secondary mathematics and science (grades 6-12).
Teaching Mathematics in the Inclusive Elementary School
Credits: 3; Prereq: 3ECD or 3EMR.
An analysis of content, materials and methods of teaching mathematics in the inclusive elementary classroom. Course prepares the future teacher of mathematics for facilitation of instruction to meet the needs of all children, including children with disabilities.
Middle School Mathematics Methods
Mathematics materials, planning, presentation and assessment for the middle school classroom.
Secondary School Mathematics Methods and Assessment
Methods and materials for teaching mathematics in grades 6-12.
Practicum in Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science
Credits: 3; Prereq: Secondary mathematics Teaching 1 and Secondary Mathematics Teaching 2, or Secondary Science Teaching 1 and Secondary Science Teaching 2
An overview of principles for teaching secondary school mathematics (grades 9-12) for prospective teachers.
Secondary Mathematics Practicum
Utilizing effective presentation techniques, activities and evaluation strategies appropriate for secondary school mathematics classes.
America Reads Tutoring Strategies
Credits: 2 to 3.
Effective strategies for helping children who struggle with reading in one-on-one tutor situations at school or in a community setting.
Teaching Reading in Primary Grades
Study of constructivist theory of how children learn and the sociopsycholinguistic theory of language learning. Focuses on how children construct knowledge about and learn to use written language.
Credits: 3; Prereq: EDE 3801 or 6ED, 7ED or 3FA.
A study of the fundamental knowledge necessary to teach basic reading skills in the elementary school classroom.
Reading in the Intermediate Grades
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEC 3706.
Theory and practice for teaching reading in grades 3-6. This course developes expertise in literacy strategy and instruction in the classroom. Instruction is always embedded in the context of current educational policies. Participants will also become familiar with current research on reading, recent educational policy development and issues of teaching in a diverse society.
Elementary Science Methods for the Inclusive Classroom
Credits: 3; Prereq: ECD or 3EMR.
Course presents materials and methodology related to teaching the concepts and processes of science. The pre-service teacher who completes this course will be prepared to teach science concepts and processes to all children, including those with disabilities.
Environmental Education Methods and Materials
An introduction to the history, philosophy and status of environmental education and exposure to current environmental education teaching approaches, activities, programs and curricula in school and non-school settings.
Advanced explorations of secondary science pedagogy and curriculum.
Social Studies for Diverse Learners
Credits: 3; Prereq: second semester standing in the elementary ProTeach program and EEX 3070; Coreq: LAE 4314 and Integrated Teaching.
Study of goals, methods and evaluation procedures for social studies curriculum in elementary schools (K - 6).
Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Credits: 3; Prereq: SMT 1043C and SMT 1053C
This course will investigate theories of knowing and learning in mathematics and science and implications for teaching secondary mathematics and science. (S)
ESOL Foundations: Language and Culture in Classrooms
Examines issues of language and culture relevant to school-age learners of English as a Second Language (ESOL).
ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers
Course provides an overview of the issues relevant to ESOL learners and develops the skills to teach ESOL students in content area classes.