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  • School of Teaching and Learning
    College of Education
    EDE 4905 Individual Study
    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.
    EDE 4942 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)
    EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
    Credits: 3.
    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.
    EDF 3514 History of Education in the United States
    Credits: 3
    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)
    EDF 3604 Social Foundations of Education
    Credits: 3.
    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)
    EDF 3609 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.
    EDG 4003 Global Issues in K-12 Education
    Credits: 3.
    Overview of current global issues and strategies for incorporating them into the K-college curriculum.
    EDG 4203 Elementary and Secondary Curriculum
    Credits: 3.
    Purposes, organization, curriculum and issues of elementary and secondary schools and roles of educators.
    EDG 4204 Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Learners
    Credits: 3.
    Develop curriculum and instruction focused on secondary school.
    EDG 4930 Special Topics
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated up to 12 credits.
    Topics will vary.
    EDM 4403 Middle School Education
    Credits: 3.
    Examination and development of beliefs about teaching, learning, children, subject matter and the purposes of early childhood education in a democratic society.
    EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology
    Credits: 3.
    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.
    EME 4200 Production and Utilization of Educational Media
    Credits: 4.
    Study of educational production and utilization concepts. Experience will be gained using media hardware and producing media in instructional/informational situations.
    EME 4401 Integrating Technology in the Elementary Curriculum
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 2040.
    Prepares elementary majors to effectively use technology in teaching and learning.
    EME 4406 Integrating Technology into the Secondary Curriculum
    Credits: 3.
    Students gain experience with curriculum design and course development, which assumes use of technology.
    ESE 4340C Effective Teaching and Classroom Management in Secondary Education
    Credits: 3.
    Basic strategies for curriculum planning, instruction, classroom organization and student behavior management
    ESE 4905 Individual Study
    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.
    LAE 3005 Children's Literature
    Credits: 3.
    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.
    LAE 4314 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.
    MAE 2364 Explorations Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science
    Credits: 3.
    Course introduces prospective teachers to teaching secondary mathematics and science (grades 6-12).
    MAE 4310 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.
    MAE 4320 Middle School Mathematics Methods
    Credits: 3.
    Mathematics materials, planning, presentation and assessment for the middle school classroom.
    MAE 4331 Secondary School Mathematics Methods and Assessment
    Credits: 3.
    Methods and materials for teaching mathematics in grades 6-12.
    MAE 4941 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.
    MAE 4947 Secondary Mathematics Practicum
    Credits: 3.
    Utilizing effective presentation techniques, activities and evaluation strategies appropriate for secondary school mathematics classes.
    RED 2000 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.
    RED 3307 Teaching Reading in Primary Grades
    Credits: 3.
    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.
    RED 3312 Content Area Literacy
    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.
    RED 4324 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.
    SCE 4310 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.
    SCE 4342 Environmental Education Methods and Materials
    Credits: 3.
    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.
    SCE 4363 Secondary Science Teaching 2
    Credits: 3.
    Advanced explorations of secondary science pedagogy and curriculum.
    SSE 4312 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).
    SMT 3100 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)
    TSL 3520 ESOL Foundations: Language and Culture in Classrooms
    Credits: 3.
    Examines issues of language and culture relevant to school-age learners of English as a Second Language (ESOL).
    TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers
    Credits: 3.
    Course provides an overview of the issues relevant to ESOL learners and develops the skills to teach ESOL students in content area classes.
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