EDU - EDUCATION

EDU-101 Introduction to Education

This introductory course is designed to provide the student with detailed exposure to the realities of teaching and the role of education in our society. Issues of social justice and equity are focal points as they are integrated into discussion about diversity, curriculum and testing, the purpose of schools, student life, law and ethics, and teacher effectiveness. Special features of the course include 20 hours of classroom observation in an off-campus setting. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

EDU-102 Inclusion and the Exceptional Child

This course provides an overview of the curriculum, practices, and legislation pertaining to education in inclusive classroom settings. Topics presented will relate to students who have a variety of special needs, English language learners and other diverse learners. a special feature of this course includes five hours of classroom observation in an inclusive classroom setting. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

EDU-110 Foundations of Multicultural Education

This course develops knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for teaching students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. This course further defines concepts presented in social science courses, such as World Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, and Political Science from the perspective of diverse societies. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

EDU-120 Early Child Development

This course provides an overview of the basic principles and concepts of early childhood education and development. The needs and abilities of young children are analyzed, and directed observations are made in early childhood education programs. Students learn about the Child Development Associate credentialing process. Lecture [2.00]. Laboratory [1.00]

Credits

3

EDU-130 Infants and Toddlers Development

The purposes of this course ae (1) to apply the principles of developmentally appropriate practice to planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum experiences for infants and toddlers; and (2) to develop strategies for integrating a range of developmental needs and disabilities within the planned curriculum. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

EDU-140 Educational Technology

This course utilizes a brand new state of the art technology lab for instructional purposes. The lab is located in Ender Hall, E-153. Students have access to a Smartboard, iPads and Imac computers as well as new software designed for early childhood education. The course used the lab to expose students to educational technology and the Moodle online platform for the creationand submission of activities and assignments. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [4.00].

Credits

3

EDU-201 Principles and Practices in Education

This course examines various educational theories, methods of instructional planning, student evaluation, and principles of classroom questioning. The nature of cognitive, affective, and skills lessons is also explored. The course instructs students in a broad range of competencies required for state certification. focusing on how to improve the practice of teaching, and equipping students with the skills and strategies to succeed as practitioners. This course includes a required fieldwork component. Lecture [3.00] 1

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDU-101

EDU-220 Teaching & Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom

This course examines the emergent processes of early childhood development and the best practices for meeting children's education, physical and social/emotional needs for students aged 0-8 years old. This course presents research-based theoretical perspectives for guiding teaching and effectively serving diverse student populations. A special feature of this course is five hours of observation/active participation in an early childhood classroom setting. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDU-120

EDU-226 Supervised Field Work Experience

This course features weekly participation in field site classrooms in order to give students an authentic teaching experience. Coursework focuses on creating developmentally appropriate lessons for young learners in preschool through third grade, with an emphasis on presenting mathematics and advancing literacy skills of these young students. All students enrolled in this course will develop a professional teaching portfolio. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [4.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDU-120, EDU-220