2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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ED 101 The American School 3 cr.
  • Offered: On demand

This course, intended for students not majoring in education, will examine education and its institutions and processes from the perspective of the informed citizen. The focus will be on policy questions and their implications for society and for the children in America’s schools.

ED 201 Introduction to Education 2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education.

An introduction to the field of education as a complex social, economic and political institution and career. Students will gain an understanding of their roles in shaping discussion of significant issues such as equality of opportunity, diversity and multiculturalism within the context of an ever-changing profession.

ED 230 Teaching for Learning in the Elementary Classroom 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education.
Course introduces elementary education majors to developmental, behavioral, and cognitive learning theories and processes. Students develop insights into the young learner, elementary classroom practices and learning. This course includes field experience outside of class.
ED 231 Teaching for Learning in the Secondary Classroom 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education.
Course introduces secondary education majors to developmental, behavioral, and cognitive learning theories and processes. Students develop insights into the adolescent learner, secondary classroom practices, and learning. The course includes field experience outside of class.
ED 233 Early Childhood Development 3 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Acceptance into the pre-methods phase of the education program or with permission from the instructor.

Focuses on the early development of children (ages birth through 8). Through classroom lecture and discussion, and field-based observations, students will learn the trajectory of growth and development across the five developmental domains to include motor, cognitive, social/emotional, communication and adaptive skill development. Students will become familiar with different types of developmental delays and disabilities in relation to formal and informal learning and development, including the need for accommodations, teaching, and curricular requirements and modifications.

ED 292 Early Intervention Birth to Age Eight 3 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Acceptance into the pre-methods phase or with permission from instructor.

Focuses on the application of developmental theories that inform intervention service models for young children (birth to age 8) with special needs. Through lecture, discussion and course assignments, students will learn about developmental delays, disabilities, current national and state legislation requirements, and child and family centered methods for intervention across multiple disciplines.

ED 293 Family Partnerships in Early Childhood Education 4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Acceptance into the methods phase of the education program or with permission from instructor and ED 233 Early Childhood Development.

Focuses on the philosophical, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of working with families and children in early childhood settings. Students will examine the family structure factors that impact development and learning during birth to 8 years of age and will focus on strategies to initiate and maintain positive relationships and provide resources and support for families.

ED 294 Application of Theories and Practices within Early Childhood Settings 4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Acceptance into the methods phase of the education program or with permission from the instructor and ED 233 Early Childhood Development.

Focuses on the underlying theories, principles, and philosophies of the field of early childhood education and helps students understand the process and reasoning behind practices in the field. Attention will be given to an understanding of how social, cultural, and historical contexts influence program and curriculum development and implementation within the learning domains of literacy (including communication), numeracy, social studies, science, and art.

ED 301 Dimensions of American Education 2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education and ED 201.

An exploration of historical, philosophical, ethical and legal dimensions of American education. Students will begin to consider their roles as educational leaders and advocates for social justice for all students in American schools.

ED 306 Children's Literature 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the methods phase of teacher education.
Introduction to the literature available for children, the development of criteria for evaluating books and a study of the literature program in the elementary schools.
ED 307 Integrating the Arts into the Elementary Curriculum 2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the methods phase of teacher education. Satisfactory completion of MU 149 and AD 310.

Examination of creative teaching and learning strategies from music, art, dance and theater to motivate students and to enhance their study of school content areas, and the development of effective strategies for integrating the arts in field settings. Includes field assignment.

ED 311 Language Arts Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the methods phase of teacher education.
Survey of theories, research, strategies and programs for teaching the language arts and integrating them throughout the elementary school curriculum. A predetermined number of practicum hours in the elementary school are required.
ED 316 Elementary Reading Instruction I 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the methods phase of teacher education.
Study of the theories, processes, and strategies for teaching and assessing reading with a focus on emergent literacy and reading in the primary grades. A predetermined number of practicum hours in the elementary school are required.
ED 318 Elementary Reading Instruction II 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: ED 311 and ED 316 and admission to the methods phase of teacher education.
An in-depth consideration and extension of the content provided in Reading Instruction I. An examination of diagnostic techniques, introduction of reading subject matter materials and a practicum experience.
ED 319 Teaching of Reading for Secondary Teachers 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment in ED 380.
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the methods phase of teacher education.

Methods the content area teacher can use to help students comprehend course materials more effectively, to determine reading needs of students and to adapt instruction to their needs. Field experience is required.

ED 353 Methods and Materials in Teaching Elementary School Mathematics 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the methods phase of teacher education, a "C" or better in MSED 150 and MSED 151.

Designed to acquaint prospective elementary teachers with contemporary methods and materials employed in the teaching of mathematics in the elementary school. Field experiences are required.

Notes: May not be applied toward a non-teaching major or minor in mathematics. Cross-listed with MA 353 Methods and Materials in Teaching Elementary School Mathematics.
ED 354 Topics in Teaching Middle School Mathematics 3 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the methods phase of teacher education, junior standing and a "C" or better in MA 331.

The study of content and current methods in teaching middle school mathematics.

Notes: May not be applied toward a non-teaching major or minor in mathematics. Cross-listed with MA 354 Topics in Teaching Middle School Mathematics.
ED 360 Orientation to Special Education 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Co-requisites: ED 230 or ED 231.
  • Prerequisites: PSY 100.

Study of children with exceptionalities including the etiology and characteristics of these individuals and the educational provisions that exist for their care, treatment, training, education and habitation. Field experience is required.

ED 361 Special Education and the General Classroom Teacher 2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the methods phase of teacher education.

An introductory course covering the range of handicapping conditions, designed for the elementary or secondary teacher to develop an awareness of the emotional, educational and social implications of handicaps and to formulate practical applications when working with students with exceptionalities in the general classroom.

ED 380 Practicum in the Secondary School 2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment in ED 319.
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the methods phase of teacher education.

This practicum course assesses students’ knowledge and application of teaching methods for integrating literacy/reading (ED 319); meeting the needs of diverse learners (ED 361); and the use of technology to design, deliver, assess and communicate instructional goals (ED 483) in a secondary school setting. This course has a scheduled field experience component of a minimum of 30 hours.

ED 393 Assessment in Early Childhood Environments 4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Acceptance into the methods phase of the education program or with permission from the instructor and ED 233 Early Childhood Development.

Designed to introduce students to informal and authentic assessment techniques for young children (ages birth to 8). Observation and recording techniques for informal assessment within learning environments with a focus on growth and development across multiple domains will be presented. Attention will be given to how informal assessment can facilitate the process of building classroom community, curriculum development and partnering with parents. An overview of appropriate standardized assessment methods will be provided.