MSU Billings Course Descriptions

EDU - Educational Theory & Practice

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* EDU 105 Education and Democracy

[formerly EDF 100 Education and Democracy]

3 cr. (F, Sp, Su)  Explores what it means to be an educated person in a democratic society.  Although schooling is generally the primary formal means whereby societies educate citizens, this course focuses on education broadly to examine a) the ways people create and share knowledge, b) society’s responsibilities to provide the rich and varied opportunities needed by all citizens who would be educated, c) the consequences of disenfranchising anyone from those opportunities, and d) the critical link between democratic society and education.

 

EDU 200 Introduction to Education

[formerly EDF 120 Society, Schools and Teachers]

3 cr. (F, Sp, Su)  Provides prospective educators with a historical and social overview of education to inform the student’s decision about undertaking serious study in the profession.  Also examines education within its contemporary and comparative context, focusing on breadth of social diversity as it affects education.  Addresses continuing professional topics and issues.  Valid criminal background check required.

 

EDU 211 Multicultural Education

[formerly EDCI 441 Multicultural Education]

3 cr. (odd Sp)  Acquaints students with the history, philosophy, goals, teaching strategies, curricula, and practices of multicultural education in order to prepare teachers for dealing with and affirming the diversity of America’s increasingly pluralistic classrooms.  Deals with racial, cultural, and other forms of diversity in the United States and Montana.

 

EDU 220 Human Growth and Development

[formerly EDF 225 Human Development in Education]

3 cr. (F, Sp, Su)  Presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of Human development including the developmental capabilities and needs of Humans at different ages with respect to the physical, psychomotor, cognitive, social, emotional, and psychological domains that affect all education.  The course includes a practicum with community-based services for children and youths so students need to plan accordingly.  Lab fee required.  Valid criminal background check required.


EDU 221 Educational Psychology and Measurement

[formerly EDF 250 Educational Psychology]

3 cr. (F, Sp, Su)  Focuses on Human learning as it provides the basis for instruction and classroom management.  Provides comprehensive coverage of the principles, concepts, and implications of Human learning from classical, operant, social learning, and cognitive paradigms.  Covers measurement, similarities and differences in learners, management and discipline strategies, and related corollaries of human learning applied to instruction.

 

EDU 232 Foundations of Reading

[formerly RD 288 Foundations of Reading]

3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to AA Program of Study in Education.  Introduces essential background related to reading, develops understanding of features and functions of print, presents materials for building mastery of reading subskills and examines common instructional practices.  Areas covered include emergent reading, reading programs, reading processes, word attack strategies, vocabulary development, phonics and phonemic awareness, comprehension, and fluency.

 

EDU 240 Behavior Management

[formerly EC/SPED 210 Adult/Child Interaction Skills]

3 cr.  Provides the student with basic knowledge of adult-child interaction, support strategies, literacy development, and observation techniques.  A field experience is integrated into the course and assignments.

 

EDU 270 Instructional Technology

[formerly EDCI 210 Educational Technology Applications]

3 cr.  Prepares students to use computer applications in the classroom, including adaptive technology, databases, multimedia, telecommunications, and word processing.

 

EDU 292 Independent Study

[formerly EDCI 291 Independent Study]

V1-3 cr. Prerequisites: consent of the faculty supervisor and advisor.  Provides an opportunity for freshman and sophomore students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by the regular college courses.

 

EDU 294 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly EDCI 292 Seminar]

V1-3 cr.  Investigates intensively topics pertinent to the area of Education.


EDU 294 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly EDCI 293 Workshop]

V1-5 cr.  Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of Education.

 

EDU 294 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly EDF 292 Seminar]

V1-3 cr.  Provides the opportunity for the department to offer lower division courses of particular topical interest which are not offered as a part of the regular offering of courses.

 

EDU 294 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly EDF 293 Workshop]

V1-3 cr.  Provides an opportunity for the department to offer lower division, non-course exploration into topics not covered in regular course offerings.

 

EDU 294 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly RD 292 Seminar]

3 cr.  Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Reading Education.

 

EDU 294 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly RD 293 Workshop]

V1-8 cr.  Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by the regular college courses.

 

EDU 296 Clinic

[formerly EDCI 294 Clinic]

V1-5 cr. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.  Provides freshman and sophomores with an opportunity to explore and develop applications of study in a particular area.  Uses selected students for demonstration purposes.  In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.  Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.  Valid criminal background check required.

 

EDU 298 Internship

[formerly EDCI 290 Internship]

V1-5 cr. Prerequisites: consent of department chairperson.  Provides freshman and sophomores with a supervised experience in an area of the school program.  In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.  Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.  This course is offered as a Pass/No Pass course only.  Valid criminal background check required.


EDU 298 Internship

[formerly EDF 290 Internship]

V1-3 cr.  Avails freshmen and sophomores of opportunities for experiences in various non-classroom settings under faculty and on-site supervision.  In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.  Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.

 

EDU 298 Internship

[formerly RD 290 Internship]

V3-8 cr.  Provides freshmen and sophomores with an experience in an appointment as an assistant in some area of the school program under supervision.  In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.  Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.

 

EDU 315 IEFA in the Montana Classroom

2 cr. Prerequisites: EDU 380, EDU 381, or EDCI 500. (F, Sp)  Provides instruction and practice on how to develop lesson plans with IEFA essential understandings infused into regular content areas.  Use of Montana Content Standards and Indian Education for All Essential Understandings to write lesson plans and critique lesson plans will be the focus of the class.  Fulfills IEFA requirement for Montana State Licensure.

 

EDU 330 Emergent Literacy (crosslisted with RD 512)

[formerly RD 412/512 Emergent Literacy]

3 cr. Prerequisite: EDU 397A or consent of instructor. (Sp)  Provides a view of the stages of literacy development including areas of language, writing, perception, behavior and cognitive development.  Curriculum and instruction analyses are related to various stages of literacy development.  Contains a field experience with children, relating theory to practice.  Valid criminal background check required.

 

EDU 331 Literature and Literacy for Children

3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program and EDU 397A.  Examines literature for children in grades K-8.  Students study key aspects of the history of children’s literature and current children’s literature, and develop an understanding of literacy features in books, including genre, illustration, text structures, and literary elements.  Provides students with an overview of diverse literature, including Indian Education for All.  Students consider instructional approaches for engaging children with literature.


EDU 333 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

[formerly RD 310 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum]

3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program or consent of instructor. (F, Sp, Su)  Introduces pre-service teachers to basic concepts about reading and writing to learn, provides strategies for making content area text more accessible to readers, includes techniques for assessment of text difficulty and student competence in reading content text, and examines designs for approaching content area study using reading and writing as tools for the development of content subject concepts.

 

EDU 336 Cognitive and Language Development in Young Children

[formerly RD/EC 335 Cognitive and Language Development in Young Children]

3 cr. (Lec 2; Clinic 1) (even F)  Focuses on current theory and practice related to understanding and enhancing the young child’s cognitive and language development.  Provides the student with opportunities to apply child development and learning theory to assessment, curriculum, and interaction patterns with young children.  A field experience is integrated into the course experience and assignments.  Valid criminal background check required.

 

EDU 343 Strategies for Managing Diverse Learners

2 cr. (F, Sp)  Provides students with an opportunity to examine various models of classroom management strategies and practical techniques to help create a classroom environment that encourages student learning.

 

EDU 353 Junior Field Experience

[formerly EDCI 385 Junior Field Experience]

2 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program AND consent of instructor. Corequisite: coregistration with at least two of EDU 397A, EDU 397B, EDU 397C, EDU 397D or EDU 397E. (F, Sp)  Students will engage in 90 hours of supervised practical experience in an elementary classroom.  This experience includes: structured observation focusing on cultural and developmental characteristics of children; working with teachers on individual diagnosis of student needs and prescription of student activities; and assisting small groups of students in accomplishing learning tasks.  Lab fee required.  Valid criminal background check required.


EDU 354 Secondary Junior Field

2 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to Educator Preparation Program and consent of instructor.  Students will engage in 65 hours of supervised practical experience in a K-12 or secondary classroom, with five seminars.  This experience includes structured observation focusing on cultural and developmental characteristics of children, working with teachers on individual diagnosis of student needs and prescription of student activities, and assisting small groups of students in accomplishing learning tasks.  Lab fee required.  Valid criminal background check required.

 

EDU 355 Reading Junior Field

2 cr. Prerequisites: EDU 397A, EDU 433. (F, Sp)  Includes scaffolded observation and instructional experiences in reading/language arts and developing appropriate instruction and intervention.  Provides participants with opportunities to teaching individuals and small groups under direct supervision.

 

EDU 380 Introduction to Curriculum Planning/Practice

[formerly EDCI 310 Curriculum and Instruction for Middle School, High School, & K-12 Teachers]

2 cr. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in EDU 220, EDU 221, EDSP 204. (F, Sp)  Introduces middle school, high school, and K-12 pre-service teachers to several major curriculum models and a variety of instructional practices appropriate for use with preadolescent and adolescent students in contemporary school settings.  Teaches students to integrate technology and multicultural issues into the curriculum.

 

EDU 381 Curriculum Theory and Design

[formerly EDCI 300 Curriculum Theory and Design]

3 cr. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in EDU 220, EDU 221, EDSP 204. (F, Sp, Su)  Introduces pre-service elementary and middle school teachers to the various historical, philosophical, psychological, sociological, and developmental concerns in designing school curricula.  Philosophies of and practical strategies for integration of computer technologies and multicultural perspectives in to curricula are explored.


EDU 383 Assessment in Education

3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission Educator Preparation Program.  Gives pre-service education candidates foundations of assessment, measurement, and evaluation, including choosing, designing, administering, and interpreting assessments and a variety of evaluation tools.  Candidates will learn the professional and ethical responsibilities of assessment as well as its cultural, social, and political issues.  Candidates will be introduced to decision making and program planning for students, including those with exceptional learning needs and from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

EDU 397A Methods:  K-8 Language Arts

[formerly EDCI 301 Teaching Language Arts and Children’s Literature]

3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisites: EDU 381, admission to Educator Preparation Program, and General Education categories Writing Skills and Oral Skills completed. (F, Sp, Su)  Provides strategies for integration of reading, writing, listening, viewing and visually representing, and speaking across the curriculum.  Provides hands-on experiences with the writing process and forms of writing (including spelling and handwriting), evaluation of student writing, grammar teaching, and intervention for development of expressive effectiveness.

 

EDU 397B Methods:  K-8 Social Studies

[formerly EDCI 302 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School]

3 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, EDU 381 and completion of History, Social Science and Global Studies categories of General Education or equivalencies. (F, Sp, Su)  Includes theories and practices for teaching social studies in the elementary and middle school.  Students plan for teaching social science concepts and skills using developmentally and culturally appropriate instructional practices, involvement learning strategies, and a variety of evaluation procedures.  Techniques for collaborating with professional colleagues and integrating multimedia computer technologies into social studies instruction are included in the course.


EDU 397C Methods:  K-8 Mathematics

[formerly EDCI 303 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School]

3 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to Educator Preparation Program and M 131. (F, Sp, Su)  Provides preservice elementary teachers with theories and practical strategies for planning, facilitating, and assessing student learning.  Also, the course deals with incorporation of technology into the elementary mathematics classroom and the appropriate use of manipulatives and other instructional materials.  Curriculum adaptation to meet the needs of all students is addressed.

 

EDU 397D Methods:  K-8 Science

[formerly EDCI 304 Teaching Science in the Elementary School]

3 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to Educator Preparation Program and completion of Science General Education category. (F, Sp, Su)  Focuses upon methods of teaching science inquiry skills, content and attitudes in the elementary classroom.  Provides experiences which enhance student understanding of how children learn science and construct knowledge regarding K-6 science curricula.  Addresses curriculum adaptation to meet the needs of all students.

 

EDU 397E Methods:  K-8 Art

[formerly EDCI 305 Teaching Art in the Elementary School]

3 cr. Prerequisites: ARTZ 102, EDU 381. (F, Sp, Su)  Examines the purposes, media, and teaching strategies of art at elementary and middle school levels.  Studio, aesthetics, criticism and history topics (modern paradigm) addressed as separate topics and linked to other disciplines.  Includes technology, individualization/collaboration, developmentally appropriate practice, planning, assessment, and post-modern components directed at art instruction.  (Lab fee).

 

EDU 397F Methods:  K-8 Music

[formerly EDCI 306 Teaching Music in the Elementary School]

3 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, MUSI 101, and EDU 381. (F, Sp, Su)  Examines the purposes, materials, and teaching methodologies of music as a separate discipline and as a program within the 3 curriculum models (technical, practical and critical).  Links with other elementary school disciplines provided.  Performance, aesthetic, and historical topics are also included.

EDU 397G Methods:  5-12 Science

[formerly EDCI 314 Teaching Science in the Middle and Secondary School]

2 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program. (even Sp)  Emphasizes teaching strategies, learning enhancements, school problems, safety procedures, and curriculum materials regarding the teaching of science in the middle and secondary schools.

 

EDU 397H Methods:  K-12 Art

[formerly EDCI 315 Teaching Art K-12]

3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program. (F, Sp)  Provides pre-service K-12 art teachers with modern and post-modern theories and practical strategies for planning, facilitating, and assessing student learning.  Art production, history/heritage, criticism, and aesthetics are addressed from age-appropriate perspectives and as related to the disciplines.  Field experience is a focus.  Presents an overview of technology, inclusion of special populations, health/safety aspects, and art-related career opportunities.  (Lab fee)

 

EDU 397I Methods:  K-12 Music

[formerly EDCI 316 Teaching Music K-12]

2 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with the methods and materials necessary for teaching music in a K-12 setting.  Specifically, the areas to be covered are:  elementary general music, elementary instrumental music, middle school instrumental and choral music, and high school instrumental and choral music.

 

EDU 397J Methods:  5-12 Speech and Drama

[formerly EDCI 317 Teaching Speech and Drama in the Middle and Secondary School]

3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program. (F, Sp)  Introduces middle and secondary speech and drama pre-service teachers to major curriculum models, instructional strategies and contemporary practices.  Teaches students to plan, organize, teach and assess speech and drama lessons.  All students complete 45 hours of speech and drama secondary junior field experience in an instructional setting.  Valid criminal background check required.


EDU 397K Education Methods:  Health Enhancement Strategies in the Elementary School K-8

[formerly HHP 314 Health Enhancement Strategies in the Elementary School K-8]

3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program. (F, Sp, Su)  Covers methods of Health Enhancement education for the elementary education major and minor K-8.  Students write lesson plans, participate in teaching activities and evaluate the activities.  Methods discussed are applied to the following health content areas:  mental and emotional health, family living, growth and development, nutrition, personal health, substance use and abuse, communicable and chronic diseases, injury prevention and safety including pedestrian and bicycle safety, and consumer and environmental community health.  Additionally, methods of teaching basic movement education, such as dance and rhythmic movement, physical fitness, gymnastics and related skills, and cooperative games, are presented.

 

EDU 397M Methods:  K-8 Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum

4 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to EPP. (F, Sp, Su)  Develops knowledge of and experience with effective methods, techniques, and materials for teaching visual arts, drama, and music to children as part of an integrated curriculum in the elementary grades.  Students engage in creative and critical experiences with the arts.  They design integrated arts instruction while learning how to document and assess student progress utilizing strategies to address the needs of diverse learners.  Students work directly with children in microteaching or field-based teaching experiences.

 

EDU 406 Philosophical, Legal and Ethical Issues in Education

[formerly EDF 450 Philosophical, Legal and Ethical Issues in Education]

3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program. (F, Sp, Su)  Focuses on analysis of the philosophical, legal and ethical issues in the context of education in a pluralistic society.  Provides the student with a background in the philosophies of education and allows the student to study legal and ethical issues relevant to modern education in America.


EDU 412 Teaching the Bilingual/Multicultural Student

[formerly EDCI 443 Teaching the Bilingual/Multicultural Student]

3 cr. Prerequisites: EDU 381 and completion of NASX 105Provides a basic background for multicultural and bilingual teaching.  Includes foundations and emphasis on the development of bilingual education, the development of minority group children, sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic issues, and the variety of program responses to addressing the needs of minority group children.  Also includes a theory-into-practice component which explores curricular approaches to the specific subject areas.

 

EDU 413 Developing Student Writing

[formerly RD 413/513 Developing Student Writing]

3 cr. (odd F)  Provides students with a view of the writing process, methods for engaging children in writing activity in the classroom, assessments of and interventions into the writing efforts of children, and understanding of writing-reading connections consistent with current practices in reading education.

 

EDU 418 Development of Literacies in Multicultural/Multilingual Communities

[formerly RD 418 Development of Literacies in Multicultural/Multilingual Communities]

3 cr.  Provides theoretical background and practical experience in approaching literacy acquisition and development in multilingual and multicultural communities.  Offers consideration of the nature of literacy itself vis-à-vis linguistic, cultural, socio-economic, gender, racial, ethnic and intellectual diversities.

 

EDU 430 Teaching Reading K-3

[formerly RD 414/514 Teaching Reading K-3]

3 cr. Prerequisites: EDU 397A and EDU 433. (F)  Introduces students to developmentally appropriate methods for teaching and assessing reading and literacy in early elementary classrooms.  This course will focus on the instruction of Reading in the primary grades (K-3) as reflected in best practices and current research.

 

EDU 432 Literature and Literacy for Young Adults

[formerly RD 427 Literacy Development in Middle and Secondary Schools]

3 cr. Prerequisite: EDU 397A and EDU 433. (F)  Provides the reading specialist and 5-12 certification preservice teachers with a view of literacy development consistent with the abilities, interests and needs of upper grade and secondary students.  Offers instructional practices in reading/writing appropriate to and supportive of middle and secondary curricula.

 

EDU 433 Reflective Practices in Teaching Reading

[formerly RD 401 Reflective Practices in Teaching Reading]

3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: EDU 397A. (F, Sp, Su)  Introduces students to visual cueing systems in print and the reading and writing processes.  Discusses approaches to teaching reading and writing, including the gradual release of responsibility model and the workshop model.  Provides the students with a foundation in literacy assessment, as well as reading/writing applications for subject matter content.

 

EDU 434 Reading Round Table

[formerly RD 419 Reading Round Table]

V1-3 cr. (Su)  Provides students with literature study routines and materials for nine juvenile/young adult trade books; discussion and engagement focuses on one title at a time using a literature workshop method.  Examination of reading practices which employ trade books in middle and secondary schools is included.

 

EDU 435 Theories in Reading

[formerly RD 415 Theories in Reading]

3 cr. Prerequisite: EDU 397A and EDU 433. (F)  Acquaints the student with a variety of theories of reading and writing instruction.  Designed to extend the theoretical understanding of literacy development.

 

EDU 436 Storytelling

[formerly RD 431/531 Storytelling]

3 cr. (Sp)  Provides students with background in the nature of oral narrative, offers developmental experience for the novice teller, and ties storytelling and practices in oral narrative in general to language acquisition and development.

 

EDU 438 Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis and Instruction

[formerly RD 417 Diagnostic Teaching of Reading]

3 cr. Prerequisite: EDU 397A and EDU 433; admission to Educator Preparation Program or consent of instructor. (F, Sp, Su)  Focuses on the literacy development of children experiencing difficulty with classroom reading/writing instruction.  Effective teaching strategies are studied and applied.  Contains a field experience with children, tying theory to practice.  Lab fee required.  Valid criminal background check required.

 

EDU 439 Practicum:  Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis and Instruction

1 cr.  Valid criminal background check required.


EDU 442 Reading Diagnosis and Interventions in the Classroom

[formerly EDU 484 Assessment in Remedial Reading]

3 cr. Prerequisites: EDU 397A. (F, Sp)  Examines how children acquire literacy skills and reasons that some children struggle to acquire these skills.  Students will learn a variety of assessment techniques to specifically diagnose reading problems.  Students will also learn strategies to help these students, as well as appropriate reading instruction suitable for students at a variety of reading levels.

 

EDU 457 Learning Mathematics and Science in Cross-Cultural Settings

[formerly EDCI 445 Learning Mathematics and Science in Cross-Cultural Settings]

3 cr.  Surveys the history of mathematical and scientific ideas from ancient times to the present day; explores the development of mathematical and scientific concepts in various cross-cultural settings; applies relevant research to the study of mathematical and scientific ideas among American Indians.

 

EDU 492 Independent Study

[formerly EDCI 491 Independent Study]

V1-3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, and consent of faculty supervisor and advisor. (F, Sp, Su)  Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by the regular college courses.

 

EDU 494 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly EDF 492 Seminar]

V1-3 cr. (F, Sp, Su)  Provides the opportunity for the department to offer upper division courses of particular topical interest which are not offered as a part of the regular offering of courses.

 

EDU 495A Student Teaching:  K-12

[formerly EDCI 484 Student Teaching (K-12)]

9 cr. (8 credits student teaching, 1 credit seminar). Prerequisite: Approved application to student teach. (F, Sp)  Places the student in a supervised field experience in a K-12 setting that allows the student to demonstrate teaching skills in the classroom with a variety of learners.  Students, in collaboration with the mentor teacher, engage students in learning and participate in related experiences associated with the teaching profession.  On-site mentoring and university supervision are integral to this experience.  Students participate in the Capstone Seminar scheduled throughout the professional semester.  Lab fee required.  Valid criminal background check required.

 

EDU 495B Student Teaching:  K-8

[formerly EDCI 485 Student Teaching (Elementary)]

9 or 12 cr. (8/11 credits student teaching, 1 credit seminar). Prerequisite: Approved application to student teach. (F, Sp)  Places the student in a supervised field experience in an elementary setting that allows the student to demonstrate teaching skills in the classroom with a variety of learners.  Students, in collaboration with the mentor teacher, engage students in learning and participate in related experiences associated with the teaching profession.  On-site mentoring and university supervision are integral to this experience.  Students participate in the Capstone Seminar scheduled throughout the professional semester.  Lab fee required.  Valid criminal background check required.

 

EDU 495C Student Teaching:  5-12

[formerly EDCI 486 Student Teaching (Secondary)]

9 cr. (8 credits student teaching, 1 credit seminar). Prerequisite: Approved application to student teach. (F, Sp)  Places the student in a supervised field experience in a secondary setting that allows the student to demonstrate teaching skills in the classroom with a variety of learners.  Students, in collaboration with the mentor teacher, engage students in learning and participate in related experiences associated with the teaching profession.  On-site mentoring and university supervision are integral to this experience.  Students participate in the Capstone Seminar scheduled throughout the professional semester.  Lab fee required.  Valid criminal background check required.

 

EDU 495D Reading Student Teaching I

3 cr. Prerequisites: EDU 438 and reading coursework. (F, Sp)  Provides unique community placement with an educational agency that services children and youth for purposes of delivering one-on-one and small group reading instruction.

 

EDU 495E Reading Student Teaching II

3 cr. Prerequisites: EDU 438, EDU 495D and reading coursework. (F, Sp)  Provides unique school placement to follow Elementary Education Student Teaching with the intent of exposing the student to one-on-one and small group delivery of reading instruction for special purposes.

 

EDU 496 Clinic

[formerly EDCI 494 Clinic]

V1-5 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to Educator Preparation Program or Consent of department chairperson, and consent of faculty supervisor.  Provides an opportunity through use of selected pupils to explore and develop applications of theoretical study in particular area.  In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.  Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice, Room 114, COE.  Lab fee required.  Valid criminal background check required.

 

EDU 496 Clinic

[formerly RD 494 Clinic]

V1-8 cr.  Selected practice opportunities allow students to explore and develop reading/writing applications in one-on-one settings.  Reflective teaching capacities emerge through direct observation, assessment and responsibility for instructional design.

 

EDU 497A Methods:  5-12 Social Studies

[formerly EDCI 312 Teaching Social Studies in the Middle and Secondary School]

2 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program. (F)  Prepares pre-service teachers to teach middle and high school students the fields of history and the social sciences.  Students explore major models used in teaching social studies and current curriculum trends and instructional strategies in the field.  Students learn how to plan, organize, teach, and assess lessons and units which integrate contemporary practices such as computer technology and cooperative learning.

 

EDU 497B Methods:  5-12 Mathematics

[formerly EDCI 313 Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary School]

2 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program. (F)  Prepares pre-service teachers to teach mathematics to middle and secondary school students.

 

EDU 497C Methods:  K-12 Modern Language

[formerly EDCI 319 Teaching Foreign Languages K-12]

2 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Program. (F)  Examines the unique set of concerns and challenges facing the K-12 teachers of foreign languages.  Instruction is offered in:  language acquisition practice, classroom teaching techniques, curricular design, testing and evaluation, media-based instruction and technology, instructional materials development, and classroom behavioral management.

 

EDU 497D Methods:  5-12 English

[formerly EDCI 424 Teaching English]

2 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to Educator Preparation Program. (F)  Prepares pre-service middle and secondary language arts teachers to implement instruction and facilitate and assess student learning.  Provides practice in using a variety of methods and approaches for teaching students to develop functional reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and critical thinking skills.

 

EDU 497R Methods:  5-8 Mathematics

3 cr. (Sp)  Provides effective techniques in presenting materials, planning class activities, and creating good learning experiences:  methods of teaching and evaluating arithmetic, remedial mathematics, basic geometry, introductory algebra, and reading/writing mathematics.

 

EDU 498 Internship

[formerly EDCI 490 Internship]

V1-5 cr. Prerequisite: Consent of department chairperson. (F, Sp)  Provides experience in a responsible appointment as an assistant in some specialized area of the college program.  In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.  Field placements are arranged through the Office of Educational Theory and Practice.  Lab fee required.  Valid criminal background check required.