131. Current Issues in Education.  (2 hours) An introduction to education in American society through an analysis of some of the most pressing issues in the field, their historical and philosophical underpinnings, and implications. A thirty-hour field experience is required. This is normally the first course in the teacher education program. First year students may take a three credit section of EDU 131 and meet the Foundations 112 requirement. (Spring only.) Fall and Spring

233. Student Development, Behavior, and Learning.  (3 hours) A study of the major theories of learning and of cognitive, psychosocial, and moral development and their applications in K-12 classrooms. Lesson plans, including assessment, will be written and taught. Laboratory experiences in the schools are required and will be used to practice reflection and to demonstrate various aspects of learning and stages of student development. Co- or Prerequisite: EDU 131. Fall and Spring

307. Educating Exceptional Children.  (2 hours) Study of the major categories of exceptionality designed to meet the needs of pre-service teachers who must implement appropriate services for students with special needs in a regular classroom. Field component in school classrooms required. ACT Composite Score of 21 or passing score on PPST is required prior to registering for this class. Students must also register for EDU 309 in the same semester unless waived by the professor of the course or the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. Fall and Spring

309. Teaching in a Diverse Society.   (2 hours) An introductory course in multicultural education that explores current issues and practices related to teaching in a pluralistic society. Field component in school classrooms required. ACT Composite Score of 21 or passing score on PPST is required prior to registering for this class. Students must also register for EDU 307 in the same semester unless waived by the professor of the course or the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. Fall and Spring

313. Fundamentals of Teaching in the Elementary School. (3 hours) Development of sound philosophy of effective and affective teaching in the elementary school. Includes effective instructional practices, quality assessment, and creating a positive learning environment. Student should be admitted to the Teacher Education Program prior to enrolling in this course. Field component in school classrooms required. ACT Composite Score of 21 or passing score on PPST is required prior to registering for this class. Prerequisites EDU 131 and 233; Co-requisite: EDU 345. Fall & Spring

315. Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School. (3 hours) Study of the methods and materials to effectively teach mathematics in K-5. Field component in school classrooms required. This course is taken the semester prior to student teaching. Students must have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program and have an application for student teaching on file in the Education Department prior to registering for this course. Students must also register for EDU 329 in the same semester unless waived by the professor of the course or the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Prerequisites: EDU 131, 233, and 313, MAT 103, 104. Fall & Spring

317. Teaching Language Skills in the Elementary Schools. (3 hours) Instructional philosophy, research, methods, and materials for teaching communication skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing, spelling, and grammar. Field component in school classrooms required. ACT Composite Score of 21 or passing score on PPST is required prior to registering for this class. This course should be taken within the two semesters prior to student teaching. Prerequisites: EDU 131, 233 and 313. Fall & Spring

321. Teaching Science in the Elementary School. (3 hours) Study of the principles, methods, and materials basic to the teaching of science using inquiry in the elementary school. A field component in school classrooms is required. Successful completion of MAT 103-104 should be achieved before enrolling. Successful completion of PHY 105 before enrolling in EDU 321 is strongly encouraged. An ACT Composite Score of 21 or a passing score on the PPST is required prior to registering for this class. Students must also register for EDU 323 in the same semester unless waived by the professor of the course or the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. Prerequisites: EDU 131 and 233. Fall & Spring

323. Teaching Integrated Social Studies in the Elementary School. (2 hours) Social studies will be considered broadly, emphasizing such fields as economics and culture in addition to history and citizenship. Careful study of the principles, methods, and materials basic to integrating social studies will be the focus. Lesson and unit planning, including assessment, is included. Students must also register for EDU 321 in the same semester unless waived by the professor of the course or the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. Prerequisites: EDU 131 & 233. Fall & Spring

326. The Teacher and the Middle School. (2 hours) An examination of the goals and practices of middle schools, including teaming, looping, and exploration. The cognitive and social development of young adolescents will be studied in theory and in practice. Lesson planning for middle schools students, including assessment, will be emphasized. Field experience required. Prerequisites: EDU 131 & 233. Fall

329. Teaching Reading and Literature in the Elementary Grades. (5 hours) Survey of traditional and contemporary children’s literature and its uses in the teaching of literacy; provides methods, strategies, and assessment procedures for teaching literacy to a diverse student population. Field component in school classrooms required. This course is taken the semester prior to student teaching. Students must have been admitted to Teacher Education Program and have an application for student teaching on file in the Education Department prior to registering for this course. Students must also register for EDU 315 in the same semester unless waived by the professor of the course or the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Fall & Spring

333. Middle/Secondary English Methods. Study of curriculum, unit and lesson development and study of evaluation methods, including KERA portfolio evaluation, considering philosophical and practical issues relevant to composition and literature. Field component in school classrooms required. Students must have been admitted to Teacher Education Program and an application for student teaching must be on file in the Education Department prior to registering for this course. Prerequisites: EDU 131, 233 and 337. Fall only beginning Fall 09

337. Teaching in the Middle and Secondary School. (3 hours) Topics include principles of learning; classroom communication; group dynamics, and the instructional process. Students will spend one segment of the class in seminars with practicing middle and secondary educators in the identified teaching fields. Field component in school classrooms required. Students must have been admitted to Teacher Education Program and an application for student teaching must be on file in the Education Department prior to registering for this course. Students must also register for EDU 345 in the same semester as 337 or 339 or 341 or 343 unless waived by the professor of the course or the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. Spring

339. Middle/Secondary Mathematics Methods. (3 hours) Topics include effective strategies that reflect the NCTM Standards, using instructional materials and technology for representing math concepts, promoting learning math with understanding, and enabling all students to succeed in math. Field component required. Taken semester before student teaching. Must be admitted to teacher education and have filed application for student teaching on file. Prerequisites EDU 131, 233, 337. Fall

341. Middle/Secondary Science Methods. (3 hours) Focuses on effective teaching strategies that reflect the nature, method and content of science, creating classroom environments to foster inquiry and understanding. Topics include lesson and unit planning, adapting instruction, using technology to promote learning and assessment. Field component required. Taken semester before student teaching. Must be admitted to teacher education and have filed application for student teaching. Prerequisites EDU 131, 233, 337. Fall

343. Middle/Secondary Social Studies Methods. (3 hours) Focuses on effective teaching strategies in history, geography, economics, world cultures, civics. Topics include lesson and unit planning, adapting instruction, using technology to promote inquiry, assessing student learning. Field component required. Taken semester before student teaching. Must be admitted to teacher education and have filed application for student teaching. Prerequisites EDU 131, 233, 337. Fall

345. Classroom Applications of Technology. (2 hours) Applications of important concepts and considerations in using technology to support , assess, and stimulate learning in the classroom. Field component in school classrooms required. ACT Composite Score of 21 or passing score on PPST is required prior to registering for this class. Course should be taken concurrently with a methods course, or, at a minimum, a 300 -level methods course must have been taken prior to enrolling in EDU 345. Fall & Spring

413. Elementary Classroom Management. (2 hours) This course is taken during the student teaching semester and assists participants in developing a personalized classroom management program as an integral part of their overall teaching approach. Topics include developmental aspects of student behavior, theories relating to elementary classroom management, and practical approaches to successful classroom leadership. Approval by the TEC for student teaching is required prior to registering for this class. Fall & Spring

423. Secondary Classroom Management. (2 hours) The course will assist students in developing a personalized classroom management program that will be an integral part of their overall teaching approach. Topics include developmental aspects of student behavior, theories relating to secondary classroom management, and practical approaches to successful classroom leadership based on each student’s orientation toward teaching control/student autonomy. Objectives include the following: a self-evaluation of a video-taped lesson, including a professional growth plan, a comprehensive classroom management plan, and critical reflections. This course is taken the same semester as student teaching. Approval by the TEC for student teaching is required prior to registering for this class. Fall & Spring

440. Independent Study. (1, 2, or 3 hours) Guided study in education based upon student interest and need. Fall & Spring

450. Seminar. (1, 2, or 3 hours) Selected studies in Education. As Needed

461. Internship in Education. As Needed

462-463. Supervised Student Teaching in the Elementary Grades. (6 hours each) An extended period of continuous full-time professional activities with a given group of learners with increasing responsible experiences in all aspects of the teacher’s work. It is focused on the analytical approach to the development of teaching skills and takes place in the public or private school setting under supervision of school and college personnel. The initial Elementary Certificate requires twelve semester hours credit. Prerequisites: Admission to student teaching; see Handbook on Teacher Education and Certification. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Fall & Spring

467-468. Supervised Student Teaching in the Secondary School. (6 hours each) An extended period of continuous full-time professional activities with a given group of learners with increasing responsible experiences in all aspects of the teacher’s work. It is focused on the analytical approach to the development of teaching skills and takes place in the public or private school setting under supervision of school and college personnel. The initial secondary certification requires twelve semester hours credit. Prerequisites: Admission to student teaching; see Handbook on Teacher Education and Certification. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Fall & Spring

471-472. Supervised Student Teaching in the Middle Grades. (6 hours each) Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching; see Handbook on Teacher Education & Certification. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Fall & Spring

473-474. Supervised Student Teaching: 12 Grades. (6 hours each) Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching; see Handbook on Teacher Education and Certification. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Fall & Spring