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Assessment and Correction of Reading Disabilities

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
355
Course Credits:
3

A study of assessment and intervention procedures for classroom diagnosis and remediation of reading. There is an emphasis on methods and materials for the correction of reading problems. Last course in ECE, MCE, MMIS reading core. Should be taken with ED 380.

Assessment of Special Needs

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
353
Course Credits:
3

The student will demonstrate a working knowledge of terminology associated with the assessment of individuals with disabilities including formal and informal measures used to explore a student’s eligibility and referral for special education. Basic methods of referral, screening and placement will be analyzed. Twenty-five (25) hours of field experience required.

Children’s Literature and Literacy in ECE and MCE

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
332
Course Credits:
3

A study of genres of literature in teaching reading in all areas of the PK-3 and 4-9 curriculum. Includes use of both expository test and content-oriented literature. Strategies and methods of employing literature to enhance learning are explored.

Classroom Management

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
358
Course Credits:
3

Collaborative Teaming

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
330
Course Credits:
3

Curriculum Principles P-12

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
341
Course Credits:
3

An examination of curriculum principles that impact upon planning instructional activities for students. Emphasis placed on the Backward Design concept. Prerequisites: Completion of ALL other education coursework and 90% of content work. Must be ready to student teach in the one or two semesters following the completion of this course. ED 341 precedes ED 342.

Developmental Reading Instruction in ECE

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
376
Course Credits:
3

A comprehensive approach to the development of reading with a focus on language development, oral communication skills and reading/writing through developmentally, individually and age-appropriate activities for young children. Emphasis on children’s progress in literacy development, appropriate teaching methodologies and the holistic approach throughout literature and content materials for young learners. Prerequisites: ED 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 221.

Educational Psychology: Learning and Human Abilities

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
204
Course Credits:
3

Study of development, learning and instructional theory and its practical application to effective teaching of diverse populations. Explores the psychological foundations of student variability, behavioral and cognitive learning theories, information processing, motivation theories, practices of grading and the evaluation of student learning. The findings of research and current best practices in the above areas are explored in relation to creating a positive classroom environment for learning. Prerequisite: PY 201 or equivalent.

Field Experience

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
203
Course Credits:
0.5

Field placement component for ED 202. Twenty hours (20) of observation, one-on-one tutoring or other classroom-related activities on three separate visits to classrooms representing the ECE, MCE and AYA licensure areas. Must be taken concurrently with ED 202.

Field Experience for ED 342

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
343
Course Credits:
1

Field placement component for the ED 342 methods class required of education majors/minors, except MMIS majors (MMIS students take ED 354/ED 357). The planning, teaching and reflection of multiple lessons taught at an off-site location determined by the instructor and/or Field Placement Director. Must be taken concurrently with ED 342.

Field Experience for ED 354

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
357
Course Credits:
1

Field placement component for the ED 354 course. (Replaces ED 343). The planning, teaching and reflection of multiple lessons taught in classrooms or resource rooms to students on Individual Education Plans. Under the direction of an Intervention Specialist or classroom teacher. Determined by the instructor and/or field placement director. Must be taken concurrently with ED 354.

Field Experience for Reading for ECE, MCE & MMIS Licensure

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
380
Course Credits:
1

Field placement component for the reading core required for all licenses. Thirty (30) hours of observation/activities at an appropriate site as determined by the instructor and/or field placement director. The study and the administration of multiple assessments from an informal reading inventory for primary, middle, and high school students. Prerequisites: This is the last of the reading core courses. Should be taken with ED 355.

Field Placement Component for ED 205

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
206
Course Credits:
0.5

Approximately ten (10) hours of observation at an appropriate site as determined by the instructor and/or Field Placement Director. This course provides time to organize and reflect upon the field experience in classrooms with students with learning differences. Must be taken concurrently with ED 205.

Foundations in Reading

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
325
Course Credits:
3

A study of theory and teaching methods for best literacy practices as determined by current research in the field of reading. Students will become knowledgeable of education theory and how theory is applied to the classroom focusing on literacy components. Prerequisites: Reading Core Courses.

Foundations of Early and Middle Childhood Education

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
265
Course Credits:
3

This initial course includes an overview of the history, philosophy and goal of teaching students in grades P-9. It emphasizes the study of developmentally-appropriate curriculum organization, the need for integrating the curriculum, and multiple strategies for evaluating and assessing student performance. Prerequisite: ED 202.

Instructional Strategies for Mild/Moderate

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
354
Course Credits:
3

Instructional strategies and methods of differentiating for the student with mild and moderate disabilities provide both the theoretical and practical aspects of developing an Individual Education Plan for the student with special needs. Included in the course is the use of accommodations, methods for planning and monitoring instruction, choosing and developing materials and integrating technology to ensure that student abilities are acknowledged. (25 hours field, see ED 357)

Integrated Teaching Methods P – 12

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
342
Course Credits:
3

Effective teaching methodology is introduced that addresses the needs of today’s diverse classroom. Prerequisites: Completion of ALL other education coursework and 95% of content work. Must be ready to student teach in the next semester following the completion of this course.

Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
301
Course Credits:
3

An intermediate-level course in integrating technology into the classroom, which includes assistive technology that targets diverse and special needs students. Teacher candidates are exposed to basic technology operations for personal and professional use, address the social, ethical and human issues of living in a digital society, and implement teaching methodology that promotes technology as a tool in the learning process. Prerequisites: IS 220 and basic computer literacy.

Introduction to Education

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
202
Course Credits:
3

Introduction to the historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education, including an understanding of the moral, social and political dimensions of classroom teaching and schools. The focus is on education as a profession. Designed to facilitate career exploration.

Issues in Education

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
475
Course Credits:
3

An integrative seminar which focuses on an understanding of current issues affecting education and educational practices in the United States, and the role of the professional educator in responding to these issues. Students are required to complete and submit an electronic portfolio prior to the completion of this course. Senior status required. Must be taken immediately before student teaching.

Music, Creative Arts and Physical Movement Activities in ECE

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
379
Course Credits:
3

This course focuses on appreciation for and the integration of art, music and physical movement activities into the classroom learning environment. Students will learn strategies and techniques to meet the needs of students with diverse needs and cultural backgrounds in the context of developmentally appropriate practice. This course has five hours of field work embedded within the course. Prerequisites: ED 204, ED 265.

Psychology of Students with Special Needs

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
205
Course Credits:
3

Overview of the life-span of students with special learning needs. Focus will be placed on the characteristics in mental, sensory, physical, communicative, social and emotional development which affect learning and adaptive behavior. Discussion of issues related to education, family life, federal and state legislation. Focus will be on the thirteen disabilities in law and how accommodations are made for those students. Prerequisite: PY 201

Reading in the Content Areas

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
335
Course Credits:
3

This course is designed to explore the techniques used in the development of successful student reading of subject matter content. This course studies the components of word study, comprehension, writing, teaching for diverse learners, technology applications, assessment and collaborative techniques for teaching content area materials. Prerequisites: ED 202, 203, 204, 205, 206.

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
391, 392, 393, 394
Course Credits:
1-3

Special Projects

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
491, 429, 493, 494
Course Credits:
1-3

Special Topics

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
291, 292, 293
Course Credits:
1-3

Student Class Management – MMIS

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
352
Course Credits:
3

Behavior management techniques and methods of positive behavior support are discussed as well as the theories used to develop basic standards of reinforcement for children with disabilities. Individual and classroom management plans are discussed including methods of obtaining baseline data to document observable behavior and to initiate problem solving methods to change inappropriate behavior. Twenty (20) hours of field experience required.

Student Teaching

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
412, 413, 414, 421
Course Credits:
6

Student teaching for TEEL® students.

Student Teaching Early Childhood

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
413
Course Credits:
12

Fifteen (15) weeks of student teaching in a chartered school in the early childhood classroom (Pre-K – 3) under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Prerequisite: Department approval. ALL education coursework and content-area coursework must be completed prior to student teaching. Formal application made one semester prior to student teaching.

Student Teaching MMIS

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
414
Course Credits:
12

Fifteen (15) weeks of student teaching in a chartered school in the early childhood classroom (Pre-K – 3) under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Prerequisite: Department approval. ALL education coursework and content-area coursework must be completed prior to student teaching. Formal application made one semester prior to student teaching.

Student Teaching: Adolescent to Young Adult

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
421
Course Credits:
12

Fifteen (15) weeks of student teaching in a chartered school in adolescent/young adult classrooms (7-12) under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Prerequisite: Department approval. ALL education coursework and content-area coursework must be completed prior to student teaching. Note: Multi-age teaching can be done at either the early, middle or secondary levels. Formal application made one semester prior to student teaching.

Student Teaching: Middle Childhood

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
412
Course Credits:
12

Fifteen (15) weeks of student teaching in a chartered school in middle childhood classrooms (4-9) in one or both areas of concentration under the supervision of cooperating teachers and a college supervisor. Prerequisite: Department approval. ALL education coursework and content-area coursework must be completed prior to student teaching. Formal application made one semester prior to student teaching..

The Role of Phonics in Reading

Course Prefix:
ED
Course Number:
221
Course Credits:
3

An understanding of the nature and the role of word recognition literacy. This course analyzes phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, structural analysis and morphemic units in decoding, spelling and their application in reading and writing. Knowing how to assess and intervene in word recognition through informal assessments are also investigated. This course should be the first reading course taken. Prerequisites are ED 202, 203, 204, 205, 206.