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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