ED101 Introduction and Observation and Experience
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This introductory course focuses on the history of education. Students will review the value and usage of objective/ subjective observations as a teaching tool. Specific times for elementary/secondary level classroom observation as well as a regular group discussion of observation experiences will be included.
ED113 Instructional Strategies in Language Arts and Reading
3 credits (3 lec hrs wk) This introductory course for future educators focuses on specific concepts related to the development of reading and language abilities, as well as the development of a literacy-rich learning environment. Developing reading/ language activities and lesson plans for use in their practicum experiences, future classrooms, and particular grade-level interests are included.
ED114 Instructional Strategies in Math and Science
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This introductory course for future educators focuses on specific mathematical and scientific concepts, the application of these mathematical and scientific concepts in problem solving, and the development of a positive attitude toward mathematics and science for use in their practicum experiences, future classrooms, and particular grade-level interests.
ED126 Tutoring Certification I
2 credits (10 lec, 30 lab hrs/total) The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn and adopt methods that promotes their success as tutors. This course covers basic job requirements, tutoring techniques, communication skills, and an awareness of study skills. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
ED127 Tutoring Certification II
2 credits (10 lec, 30 lab hrs/total) The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn and adopt methods that promote their success as tutors. This course covers characteristics of adult learning, learning styles, cultural awareness, identifying and using resources, and tutoring in specific subject areas. Prerequisite: ED126 with a 'C' or better.
ED128 Tutoring Certification III
2 credits (10 lec, 30 lab hrs/total) The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn and adopt methods that promote their success as tutors. This course covers how to structure the learning experience, assertiveness training, group tutorials, and how to tutor target populations. Prerequisite: ED127 with a 'C' or better.
ED130 Comprehensive Classroom Management
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course provides current theory and methodology effective in managing small and large groups of students. Major factors and skill areas of effective classroom management are included.
ED131 Instructional Strategies
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course will introduce students to a variety of educational teaching techniques in reading, math and content areas. Students will practice instructional design, plan lessons, teach lesson plans to small groups of peers or K-12 students, as well as participate in evaluating their own and their peer’s teaching.
ED133 Instructional Media and Materials
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course covers the preparation and use of instructional media and materials commonly found in public schools, an introduction to computers and other learning technologies, and how to design lessons using these materials in the implementation of curricular programs.
ED135 Teaching Math to Young Children
2credits (2 lec hrs/wk) Young children live in a world full of Mathematics! This curriculum course focuses on the pre-math concepts and early math concepts important for young children (pre-kindergarten through second grade) to grasp so they can be successful in math throughout their lives. Positive approaches to the subject of mathematics will be emphasized.
ED169 Overview of Students with Special Needs
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) An introductory course covering special needs and medical conditions that teachers must be able to recognize and understand in order to plan, serve, and teach students effectively. Focuses on inclusion strategies and activities that enable educators to successfully provide an optimal educational environment for all students, including those with diverse abilities.
ED258 Multicultural Education
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces anti-bias/ multicultural approaches to teaching with a focus on how to creatively develop relationships and learning environments that value diversity and help children respect each other as individuals. In this course, students will look at case studies about children, classrooms, and families on topics relevant to diversity. Students will be introduced to strategies and skills to creatively use activism to enhance work with parents, students, and community. Emphasis is on becoming culturally responsive in dealing with diverse families.
ED266 Current Issues in Special Education
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore, in depth, current special education issues. Students will review current philosophical frameworks, legislative changes, emerging conditions, and technological advances in the field of special education.
ED269 Educating the Mildly and Severely Disabled
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course covers theories and effective techniques for working with students with disabilities. Students will receive instruction in various educational approaches based on various types of special needs. Students will also learn about services and funding provided for children with mild to severe disabilities, legal issues, and family dynamics.
ED280 Field Experience: Education
1-4 credits (3-12 hrs/wk) Field Experience in education is a course which provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in applying teaching or tutoring methods and techniques. The course also allows students to explore the field of public education as a possible career choice. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.