EDU - EDUCATION

EDU-101 Introduction to Education

This course is focused on the presentation of the realities of teaching and the role of education in society. Issues of social justice and equity are focal points, integrated into discussion about diversity, the purpose of schools, student life, law and ethics, and teacher effectiveness. This course presents information on teacher dispositions, national/state standards differentiated teaching strategies, family/school connections, learning environment, and classroom management. There is a 10- hour classroom observation component in P-12 classrooms.  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 Foundations of Early Child Education

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 Infant and Toddler Care and Education

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 Developmental Theory and Learning

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 Fieldwork Experience

This course was designed to expand and challenge personal and professional attitudes while providing supervised growth opportunities for prospective teachers. As the capstone course of the Early Childhood course sequence, this fieldwork course features guided experiences with professionals in classrooms that serve students in preschool through third grade. Students will create and demonstrate developmentally-appropriate lessons, as they develop pedagogical skills and the dispositions necessary for effective teaching. Students will create a professional teaching portfolio. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [4.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDU-120, EDU-220