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.

ED121 Leadership Development

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces leadership and group dynamics theory and skills to identify and develop the qualities of effective leadership that are essential for career, organizational, and personal success. The course will integrate leadership models and theories with current leadership practices within a multicultural context.

ED122 Introduciton to Residence Life

1 credit (1 lec hr/wk) Course offered to students as an introduction to Residence Life, reviewing foundational residence life research, examining theoretical frameworks in community, group, and student development, developing practical skills, and orienting students to Student Housing. Given the foundational nature of the course it will focus primarily on raising student awareness and basic skill development. The topics of the course will provide a collective understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of our work (why we do what we do) and the basis for future training.

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.

ED134 Teaching Children Who Are Dual Language Learners

2 credits (2 lec hrs/wk)  This curriculum course focuses on the unique characteristics of teaching young children who are Dual Language Learners (DLL) Theory and best practice are studied. Emphasis is on developing curriculum that works and strategies to help this group of children thrive in classroom setting. Course delivery offers two options: Hybrid (face-to-face class time as well as online segments) or fully online.  

ED135 Teaching Math to Young Children

2 credits (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.

ED136 Tutor Certification I

1 credit (1 lec hr/wk) The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn and adopt methods that promote their success as tutors. Curriculum is guided by College Reading & Learning Association standards. Students completing this course will be CRLA Level I internationally certified tutors.

ED137 Tutor Certification II

1 credit (1 lec hr/wk) The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn and adopt methods that promote their success as tutors. Curriculum is guided by College Reading & Learning Association standards. Students completing this course will be CRLA Level II internationally certified tutors.

ED138 Tutor Certification III

1 credit (1 lec hr/wk) The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn and adopt methods that promote their success as tutors. Curriculum is guided by College Reading & Learning Association standards. Students completing this course will be CRLA Level III internationally certified tutors. 

ED169 (Modules A, B & C) Overview of Students with Special Needs

3, 1 credit modules (1 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.

ED200 Intrduciton to Teaching

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces students to the historical, philosophical, and contemporary foundations of the American educational system. It fosters an understanding of the teaching and learning processes, as well as the legal, financial and ethical issues involved in today's schools. This course analyzes current trends and issues in education, and provides students with a framework to make decisions about entering into the teaching field. Through participation in this course, each student will evaluate her/his commitment to becoming a professsional practitioner, prepared to be a reflective teacher who will be able to make informed decisions to improve and enhance the environment for children and youth.

ED201 Music Education for Elementary Educators

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course covers historical perspectives, elements of music, and effective practices in music education for the elementary classroom teacher. Explores the role and value of music in child development and learning. Multicultural perspectives are used to explore music making, music history, music appreciation, and music performance for elementary school children. Students will explore integrating music with the core curriculum.

ED202 Art Educaiton for Elementary Educators

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course covers historical perspectives, critical theories, and effective practices in art education for the elementary classroom teacher. It explores the role and value of art and creativity in child development and learning. Multicultural perspectives are used to explore artmaking, art history, aesthetics, art appreciation, and art performance for children aged 5 - 12. Students will explore integrating art with the core curriculum. Using art as an assessment tool will be discussed.

 ED258 ( Modules A, B & C) Multicultural Education

3, 1credit modules (1 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.

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