ED (Education)

 

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

Three hours

An overview of the cultural, philosophical, and historical foundations of American public education and the role the teacher has in educating a diverse society. The pre-service teacher begins the process of becoming an effective classroom teacher; cognitive, affective, and psychosocial aspects of the teaching-learning process are considered. Other topics include diversity, exceptionalities, motivation, classroom management, instruction, and assessment. Classroom presentation techniques, various instructional technologies (aligned to ISTE) and professional development are stressed.  A field assignment is required.

Offered each semester

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

Three hours

A study of major learning theories applicable to classroom teaching coordinated with the study of biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial development of the human from birth through adolescence. Field experience required. Meets the Social Science requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered each semester

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

Three hours

Orientation to the types of exceptionalities in children including those with pervasive cognitive delays, specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, other health impairments, lower SES considerations, giftedness, and culturally and linguistically diverse factors. This course includes an overview of the legal responsibilities and support systems necessary to provide services for these various populations. Designed to orient candidates to the diverse learning needs within the classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisite or corequisite: ED 2143.

Offered spring semester

ED 3153 Reading in the Content Areas

Three hours

Secondary (7-12) candidates study assessment and instructional strategies designed to facilitate effective teaching of their content as well as the comprehension and effective use of content materials for all students, including ELL's and those with special needs. Methods are provided whereby candidates might evaluate the appropriateness of content materials and the learning needs of their students. Candidates must collaborate with a peer in developing a detailed, integrated unit that focuses on content instruction and includes learning objectives, appropriate use of teaching strategies, and assessment. Lab and field experiences required. Prerequisite: ED 2143.

Offered spring semester

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

Three hours

An investigation of the principles of assessment, including assessments for the culturally and linguistically diverse classroom. Emphasis placed on relating objectives to assessment and the use, construction, and analysis of assessments in the educational setting. Candidates practice creating and/or utilizing a variety of assessment formats including, but not limited to pre and post, diagnostic, formative, summative standardized, performance, and other authentic assessments. Prerequisite: ED 2143.

Offered each semester

ED 3254 Fine Arts for Early Childhood Teachers

Four hours

An exploration of the fine arts related to the P-4 curriculum. The course includes ways to integrate the curriculum content using the visual arts, music, movement, and creative dramatics. Students learn and practice methodology used to plan and present lessons, participate in lessons and activities, and observe the teaching of fine arts in the school system. Prerequisites: ED 2143 and 3353.

Offered fall semester

ED 3263 Foundations of Early Childhood Education and Preschool Field Experience

Three hours

The study of the philosophical and historical foundations of early childhood education. This course also includes the study of the physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, and emotional needs of young children. Infant through pre-school field experience required (including Head Start). Prerequisites: ED 1113 and 2143.

Offered fall semester

ED 3273 Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education

Three hours

A course designed to provide for the study of the curriculum, teaching methods, materials, equipment, and classroom management procedures which can be used to enhance the learning experiences of preschool and kindergarten age children. Course focuses on integrated learning and includes field experience in a kindergarten classroom. Prerequisites: ED 2143 and 3263.

Offered spring semester

ED 3343 Curriculum and Instructional: ECE Language Development and the Language Arts

Three hours

ECE candidates will study language development and its importance with an emphasis on the use of methods and materials to facilitate learning in the six components of the language arts curriculum.  How language arts components support learning in all areas of the curriculum is addressed.  A language case-study and a review of current literature in language arts are required. Prerequisites: ED 1113 and 2143.  Prerequisite or corequisite: ED 3353.  Corequisites: ED 3373 and 3393.

Offered fall semester

 

ED 3353 ECE Instructional Methods

Three hours

Emphasizes the application of effective teaching skills. Includes experiences with several teaching models appropriate for students of diverse backgrounds and special needs. Social studies standards, methods, and materials are incorporated throughout the course. Developmental strategies for teaching mathematical concepts such as graphs, timelines, etc. are included. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 2143 or consent of instructor for non-ECE majors.

Offered spring semester

 

ED 3373 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Reading I

Three hours

ECE candidates will become familiar with various literacy models and the theories that support them. This course provides a balanced overview of instruction and assessment and is designed to encompass both the theoretical and practical aspects of learning how to teach reading with an emphasis on balanced literacy. Included are studies of the stages of reading development, reading strategies (word identification, phonics, fluency, and comprehension), assessment and technology. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 2143. Prerequisite or corequisite: ED 3353. Corequisites: ED 3343 and 3393.

Offered fall semester

 

ED 3393 Children's Literature

Three hours

An introduction to quality children's literature, which reflects today's multicultural society.  This course provides a review of the foundations of the field, an overview of the genres, and experiences with representative samples of the literature, focusing on books which are national and state award winners, i.e., Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, etc. Development of a classroom library and a cross curriculum unit are required. Corequisites: ED 3343 and 3373.

Offered fall semester

 

ED 3563 Second Language Acquisition for Teachers

Three hours

A study of major theories in second language acquisition, with emphasis on contrastive principles of first and second language development. Special attention is given to second language acquisition implications in K-12 classrooms with culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Candidates are introduced to the dynamics of the educational process and the social, cultural, economic considerations, which affect second language development. Field experience required.  Prerequisite or corequisite: ED 2143.

Offered fall semester

ED 3583 Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL

Three hours

Methods and materials for teaching English to non-English speakers. Classroom strategies are addressed for teaching functional English to learners of all ages. The unique characteristics and needs of the K-12 program (content and language development), adult community education (literacy), and intensive English (academic) settings are analyzed. Candidates develop skills in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of appropriate ESL materials and teaching strategies.  Field experience required. (Same as EGL 3583.) Prerequisite: ED 3563.  Prerequisite or corequisite: ED 2143.

Offered spring semester

ED 3763 ECE Behavior Management

Three hours

Focuses on various techniques for the changing/managing of behavior. Emphasis on analysis of behavioral needs and the design of appropriate classroom management strategies. Designed to meet the needs of grade level/inclusion classrooms.  Field experience required.  Prerequisite: ED 2143. Corequisites: ED 4373 and 4383.

Offered spring semester

ED 3861, 3862 Field Experience in a Multicultural Environment

One to two hours

An opportunity to develop practical teaching skills while working with children in another culture. Under the direction of the program supervisor, participants plan and implement teaching strategies in various subject areas including science, math, literacy, sports, music, and basic tenets of Christianity. Students participate in a formal presentation of the program, maintain a daily log, and develop a paper outlining what they have learned. One credit hour is earned for each three weeks of participation.

Offered summer

ED 3903 Teaching in the Christian School

Three hours

An introduction to the history, philosophy, organization, and function of private Christian schools. The various curricular plans and methods are considered. Meets ACSI certification requirements. Prerequisite: ED 2143.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

ED 4373 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Reading II

Three hours

Procedures and methods to be used in analyzing and diagnosing reading difficulties as well as appropriate strategies to be used to assist students with reading problems. Also addressed are skills and strategies necessary for reading content material. Candidates must submit an integrated unit plan that includes lesson plans, learning objectives, handouts, transparencies, the use of technology, and assessment. Field experiences in the areas of diagnosis of reading difficulties and the teaching of reading in all areas of the curriculum as well as participation in an integrated lab are required. Prerequisite: ED 3373. Corequisites: ED 3763, 4383, GSC 3103, and taking Praxis II ECE Content Knowledge.

Offered spring semester

 

ED 4383 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Mathematics

Three hours

ECE candidates will study methods and materials for teaching mathematics (based upon NCTM standards) to diverse students. Emphasis is placed on constructive principles and the use of mathematics manipulatives. Field and lab experience required. Prerequisites: ED 21433353, MTH 2143, and 2183. Corequisites: ED 3763, 4373, and GSC 3103. Prerequisite or corequisite: taking Praxis II ECE Content Knowledge.

Offered spring semester

 

ED 4563 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School

Three hours

A consideration of the philosophy and goals of the middle school movement, characteristics of the middle school student classroom management, curriculum designs and learning activities, and strategies designed especially for the young adolescent. Course includes field experience. Prerequisites: ED 2143, and 3153 or 3353.

Offered fall semester

ED 4652 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods

Two hours

General methods of teaching for secondary majors include objectives, lesson plans, teaching techniques, models of teaching, learning theories, motivation, classroom management, and differentiated instruction as applied to secondary grades.  Field experience required. Prerequisites: passing Praxis II Content Knowledge component, ED 21432713, and 3153.  Corequisites: ED 4661, 4671, or 4691.

Offered fall semester

ED 4661 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary English Pedagogy

One hour

A consideration of the secondary school English curriculum, teaching strategies, and utilization of instructional materials based on NCTE standards. Included will be a study of the methods of teaching literature, language, and oral and written composition in English classes. Field experiences/field assignments consist of a minimum of 50 hours of classroom experience with secondary English teachers, managed by ED 4652. Prerequisites: passing Praxis II English Content Knowledge component, ED 21432713, and 3153.  Corequisite: ED 4652.

Offered fall semester

ED 4663 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary English

Three hours

A consideration of the secondary school English curriculum, teaching strategies, and utilization of instructional materials. Supporting topics include best teaching practices and classroom management. Field experiences/assignments consist of a minimum of 50 hours of classroom experience with secondary English teachers. Prerequisites: passing Praxis II English Content Knowledge component, ED 2143, 2713, and 3153.

Offered fall semester

ED 4671 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Mathematics Pedagogy

One hour

Candidates will explore the secondary school Mathematics curriculum; consider multiple teaching strategies, instructional resources, and NCTM standards; use a constructivist approach in planning lessons and teaching math concepts; and diagnose learning difficulties and use strategies in helping students overcome them. Field experience/field assignments consist of a minimum of 50 hours of mathematics classroom experiences.  These experiences will consist of time spent in the high school, supervised by secondary Mathematics teachers, and in the college development algebra classroom, supervised by the Mathematics professor.  These experiences will be managed through ED 4652.  Prerequisites: passing Praxis II Mathematics Content Knowledge component, ED 21432713, and 3153.  Corequisite: ED 4652.

Offered fall semester

 

ED 4673 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Mathematics

Three hours

A consideration of the secondary school Mathematics curriculum, teaching strategies, and utilization of instructional materials. Supporting topics include best teaching practices and classroom management. Field experiences/assignments consist of a minimum of 50 hours of classroom experience with secondary Mathematics teachers. Prerequisites: passing Praxis II Mathematics Content Knowledge component, ED 2143, 2713, and 3153.

Offered fall semester

ED 4691 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Social Studies Pedagogy

One hour

A consideration of the secondary school Social Studies curriculum, teaching strategies, and utilization of instructional materials. Reviewing the Social Studies curriculum as it relates to learning and development, differences in learning styles, critical thinking, problem solving and performance skills, active learning and motivation, inquiry collaboration, supportive classroom interaction, reflection, professional growth and professional leadership (based on NCSS pedagogical standards).  Field experience/field assignments consist of a minimum of 50 hours of classroom experience with secondary Social Studies teachers, managed by ED 4652.  Prerequisites: passing Praxis II Social Studies Content Knowledge component, ED 2143, 2713, and 3153.  Corequisite: ED 4652.

Offered fall semester

ED 4693 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Social Studies

Three hours

A consideration of the secondary school Social Studies curriculum, teaching strategies, and utilization of instructional materials. Supporting topics include best teaching practices and classroom management. Field experiences/assignments consist of a minimum of 50 hours of classroom experience with secondary Social Studies teachers. Prerequisites: passing Praxis II Social Studies Content Knowledge component, ED 21432713, and 3153.

Offered fall semester

 

ED 4850 Internship: Early Childhood Education

Fourteen hours

Interns are assigned to primary school(s) full-time to work under the joint supervision of an experienced classroom teacher and a university faculty member. Senior standing and approved formal admission to program required. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: verification of having passed Content Knowledge component of Praxis II, ED 27133263, 3273, 3343, 3353, 3373, and 3763. Corequisite: ED 4851.

Offered each semester

ED 4851 Seminar: Early Childhood Education

One hour

Discussion of problems and concerns encountered during Internship. Designed to bring professional theory and practice into a working perspective. Includes basic concepts of classroom management, safety, legal and ethical issues affecting teaching, working with parents, portfolio assessment, and cultural diversity. Corequisite: ED 4850.

Offered each semester

ED 4860 Internship: Middle School

Fourteen hours

Interns are assigned to a middle school and elementary school full-time to work under the joint supervision of an experienced classroom teacher and a university faculty member. Senior standing and approved formal admission to program required. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: verification of having passed Content Knowledge component of Praxis II, ED 2713, 3343, 33533763, 4373, and 4563. Corequisite: ED 4861.

Offered each semester

ED 4861 Seminar: Middle School

One hour

Discussion of problems and concerns encountered during Internship. Designed to bring professional theory and practice into a working perspective. Includes basic concepts of classroom management, safety, legal and ethical issues affecting teaching, working with parents, portfolio assessment, and cultural diversity. Corequisite: ED 4860.

Offered each semester

ED 4880 Internship: Secondary

Fourteen hours

Interns are assigned to a secondary school full-time, to work under the joint supervision of an experienced classroom teacher and a university faculty member. Senior standing and approved formal admission to program required. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: verification of having passed Content Knowledge component of Praxis II, ED 2713, 3153, Curriculum and Instruction course for teaching field, and any endorsement prerequisites. Corequisite: ED 4881.

Offered each semester

ED 4881 Seminar: Secondary

One hour

Discussion of problems and concerns encountered during Internship. Designed to bring professional theory and practice into a working perspective. Includes basic concepts of classroom management, safety, legal and ethical issues affecting teaching, working with parents, portfolio assessment, and cultural diversity. Corequisite: ED 4880.

Offered each semester

ED 4890 Internship: P-12

Fourteen hours

Interns are assigned to elementary and secondary schools full-time, to work under the joint supervision of experienced classroom teachers and a university faculty member. Senior standing and approved formal admission to program required. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: verification of having passed Content Knowledge component of Praxis II, ED 2713, and Curriculum and Instruction course for teaching field. Corequisite: ED 4891.

Offered each semester

ED 4891 Seminar: P-12

One hour

Discussion of problems and concerns encountered during Internship. Designed to bring professional theory and practice into a working perspective. Includes basic concepts of classroom management, safety, legal and ethical issues, affective teaching, working with parents, portfolio assessment, current school issues, and cultural diversity. Corequisite: ED 4890.

Offered each semester

ED 4901, 4902, 4903 Selected Topics

One to three hours

An intensive study of a selected area of the school curriculum designed to meet the particular needs of pre-service and in-service teachers or administrators. Specific subtitles may be added. Education Department approval required.

Offered each semester