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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 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