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EDUCATION (EDUC)

100  Basic Skills Development (3-0-1). Provides developmental activities in reading, writing, and mathematics, with an emphasis on preparation for the Praxis I test.

110  Foundations of Education (2-0-2). An examination of the historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education. An introduction to the teaching profession. Students must complete a minimum of 20 hours in a classroom setting. PR:  Eligibility for ENGL 101

160  Diversity and Education (2-0-2). A study of the sociology of ethnicity and the influence on educational needs. Examines effective educational approaches for varied groups.  PR: Eligibility for ENGL 101 

200  Child/Adolescent Growth and Development (3-0-3). A comprehensive survey to give a broad view of each stage of child development. Emphasis is placed on cognitive and social factors and disturbances in development. Students must complete a case study on a school-aged child.  PR: EDUC 110 and ENGL 101.

280 General Methods (2-0-2).  An introduction of teaching, including planning, organizational procedures, techniques of instruction, and survey of materials. PR: EDUC 110, 200.

290  Special Topics in Education (1-3 hours). Seminars, conferences, workshops, or practicum activities focused on current trends and issues in education. Topics and course objectives will vary according to needs of students. May be repeated for credit. PR: Approval of the Director of Teacher Education.

320  Sex Roles and Equal Opportunity (3-0-3). A study of legal, social and psychological aspects of sex roles and the relationship to opportunities for maximal human development.

321  Instruction and Technology (1-3-2). Develops knowledge and skills in media production, utilization, and selection, instructional design, computer software applications, Internet and WWW utilization, authoring packages, and instructional television. PR: Admission to Teacher Education.

322  Standards, Planning and Assessment (2-0-2). Examines the interrelationships among content standards, instructional objectives, planning and assessment. Students will design instructional units based on standards, and will examine a variety of evaluation techniques, including standardized tests, teacher-made tests and authentic performance assessments. PR: Admission to Teacher Education.

330  Teaching and Learning (3-0-3). Overview of current theories and research related to learning in the classroom. Topics include teaching of thinking/study skills, reciprocal teaching, mnemonic strategies, group interventions, and motivation. In the clinical portion of this class, the student will spend 64 hours as a supervised student tutor in a school setting. PR: Admission to Teacher Education, EDUC 200. CO: ARSC 431.

333 Teaching Science and Social Studies (3-0-3). A study and application of current methods of teaching science and social studies content in the public schools. PR: Admission to Teacher Education.

410  Early Education Methods (2-0-2). Instructional approaches and techniques for teaching the K-4 grades. Emphasis will be on materials, instructional design and planning, classroom management and discipline. PR: Admission to Professional Semester.

420  Middle Education Methods (2-0-2). Methods course designed to examine the basic instructional techniques required to teach in the middle grades. PR: Admission to Professional Semester.

450  Classroom Management (2-0-2). Studies in classroom management techniques, including the physical environment, rules and routines, order, motivation, time management and self-discipline. PR: Admission to Professional Semester.

475  Student Teaching (0-40-6). Student will be assigned to a school for a full day of teaching for a minimum of 12 weeks. Student teaching is completed at the developmental levels and in the content areas for which the student expects to be certified. PR: Admission to Professional Semester.

485  Student Teaching Laboratory (2-3-3). A laboratory experience in student teaching for teachers who have a minimum of three years teaching experience and who have been recommended by a Superintendent of Schools for Waiver of Student Teaching. The course consists of seminar, observation and Micro Teaching Experiences. PR: Consent of the Director of Teacher Education.

490  Topics in Education (3-0-3 hours). Formal courses in diverse areas of education.  Course may be repeated for different topics.  Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on the student transcript.  PR: Junior standing.