Teacher Development (ED) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
ED 200. Introduction to Education
Will introduce students to the broad field of education including a focus on children and families, the role of the teacher, the role of schools and educational programs in communities and the broader society, history and philosophy of education, educational futures, teacher education knowledge base, and contemporary issues. Includes field experience in area schools. Same as CFS/SPED 200. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 250. Children's Rights (Diversity/MGM)
Analysis of issues related to children's rights. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 300. Teaching in Middle School and High School
Role of the teacher in middle level schools and high schools, teaching as a profession, standards for teaching and learning, basic lesson design, technology in education, structure of middle level and high schools, and schools as organizations. Includes a field experience in area schools. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 305. Elementary School Curriculum and Instruction
An analysis of the organization structure and process of elementary school curriculum and instruction. Prereq.: ED 200, PPST, 2.75 GPA. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 310. Children's Literature in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom
An exploration and evaluation of all types of literature for children and young adults. This includes the promotion of lifelong reading among children through the development of classroom strategies and experiences. Prereq.: ED 200, PPST, 2.75 GPA. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 315. Primary/Kindergarten Methods
Aims, methods, philosophy, continuity of growth, problems in kindergarten/primary education. Prereq.: ED 200, PPST, 2.75 GPA. Coreq.: ED 310. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 371. Reading I: Basic Skills
Basic techniques for reading instruction. Prereq.: ED/CFS 200. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 373. Reading: Early Skills
Examines foundations of language and the communication process as it affects early reading behaviors. Development of pre-reading skills and methods for stimulating verbal expression. Prereq.: 371. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 374. Multicultural Children's Literature (Diversity/MGM)
Examines cultural and religious differences and similarities, contributions of women and minority groups to literature and the social issues and forces of discrimination. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 375. Reading: Materials for Classroom Use
An intensive study of materials used in teaching beginning reading. All age groups are considered. Prereq.: 371. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 376. Reading: Current Research
An investigation of current research and its implications for teaching techniques and procedures in reading instruction. Prereq.: 371. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 403. Contemporary Math and Science Curriculum K-8
Hands-on, activity based overview of contemporary math and science curriculum, K-8. Includes a literature review of recent K-8 programs. Includes philosophy, rationale, sample activities, and relevant assessment. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 406. Classroom Management K-6
Development of appropriate practices, organization, management in K-6 classroom environments. Emphasis on child centered learning and democratic classroom practices.. Prereq.: 200, 305, CEEP 262, 361, Praxis I, 2.75 GPA, admission to Elementary Education major. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 407. Instructional Mathematics
Methodology, assessment, school mathematics programs, the needs of diverse learners, and issues of curriculum, and State and discipline standards in elementary mathematics instruction. Prereq.: ED 200, 305; MATH 330; CEEP 361, 262, PPST, 2.75 GPA, acceptance to major. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 408. Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School
Instructional strategies, program organization and theories of literacy in Reading and Language Arts for elementary school children. Prereq.: 200, 305, 310, CEEP 262, 361, PPST, 2.75 GPA, acceptance to major. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 409. Assessment and Integration in Literacy Instruction
Advanced Reading and Language Arts instructional methods including literacy across the curriculum and assessment and interventions. Prereq.: 200, 305, 310, CEEP 262, 361, PPST, 2.75 GPA, acceptance to major. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 411. Instructional Science
Methodology, assessment, commercially available science programs, the needs of diverse learners, and issues of curriculum and State and discipline standards in elementary science instruction. Prereq.: ED 200, 305; SCI 226; CEEP 361, 262, PPST 2.75 GPA, acceptance to major. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 412. Instructional Social Studies
Methodology, assessment, the needs of diverse learners, approaches to inquiry, and issues of curriculum, purpose and democratic classrooms in elementary social studies programs. Prereq.: ED 200, 305; SSCI 320; CEEP 361, 262, PPST 2.75 GPA, acceptance to major. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 414. Foundations in Education
An exploration and critical analysis of education as a political endeavor within particular historical and sociological contexts. Prereq.: 200, 305, CEEP 262, 361, PPST, 2.75 GPA, acceptance to major. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 415. Early Literacy: The Social and Political Dimensions
An exploration of the social, political and economic context - television, internet, film, day care, community, graffito, advertising and schools - within which reading and writing develop. How curriculum and instruction in the elementary classroom respond to the dynamics of this multifaceted experience of literacy. Prereq.: ED 310. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 416. Organization in the Middle School
Orientation to middle school and middle grades classroom environments. Management, organization, and instruction procedures appropriate to the development needs of early adolescents in pluralistic society. Prereq.: 200, 310, 315, PPST, 2.75 GPA. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 417. Instructional Methods in Emerging Literacy K-4
Theories of literacy development, instructional methodologies, and assessment tools which creates a literacy curriculum that address the needs of diverse learners in the primary grades. Coreq.: ED 418, 419. 4 Cr. F, S.
ED 418. Instructional Math/Science/SS K-4
Facilitating significant explorations and actions on the world through the use of appropriate mathematical, scientific inquiry and information gathering tools for K-4 teachers. Coreq.: ED 417, 419. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 419. Organization and Management in Kindergarten/Primary Classroom
Development of appropriate practices, organization, management in kindergarten/primary classroom environments. Emphasis on child centered learning. Coreq.: ED 417, 418. 2 Cr. F, S.
ED 420. Elementary Student Teaching I
Supervised teaching for students seeking K-8 licensure. Students enrolled in 420 during fall semester are expected to participate in the fall workshop week (prior to the beginning of school) at their student teaching site. Prereq.: K-8 Program: 2.75 GPA, PPST, Completion of the following courses with a grade of C (not C-) or better: ED 200, 305, 310, 315, 416, MATH 330, SCI 226, SSCI 320, ART 296, MUSE 201, IM 421, CEEP 262, 361, SPED 203, PESS 398, HLTH 405, HURL 497, and all required cognate courses. 6-8 Cr. F, S.
ED 422. Elementary Student Teaching II
Supervised teaching for students seeking K-8 licensure. Students enrolled in 422 during fall semester are expected to participate in the fall workshop week (prior to the beginning of school) at their student teaching site. Prereq.: 2.75 GPA, PPST, ED 420. 6 Cr. F, S.
ED 428. Children's Literature in Pre-K - Grade 3 Classroom
Children's literature birth through age 8. Locate, evaluate and select high-quality children's literature to be used for a variety of purposes with children birth through age 8. 2.75 GPA requirement. 3 Cr. F, S.
ED 466. Student Teaching for 5-12 Licensure
Supervised teaching for students with majors in Communication Arts and Literature, Health, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies and Technology leading to 5-12 licensure. 3-12 Cr. F, S.
ED 467. Student Teaching for Pre K-12 Licensure
Supervised teaching for students with majors in art, languages, music, physical education, and TESL leading to Pre K-12 licensure. 3-12 Cr. F, S.
ED 474. Advanced Children's Literature
A further exploration and evaluation of all types of literature for children. In-depth teaching strategies and techniques for facilitating emergent and developing readers. Prereq.: ED 310, 315. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
Teacher Development (ED) Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
ED 402/502. Educational Immersion
Multiple aspects of learning and teaching in diverse learners/communities using and immersion experience in diverse settings. 3 Cr. SUM.
ED 421/521. Foundations in Education
Historical, philosophical, political, ideological and sociological issues and dimensions of American education. Education in a democracy, issues of equity, constitutional considerations, and development of an educational philosophy. Prereq.: Admittance to Teacher Education; ED 300; CEEP 361; IM 422; HURL 497, 498. ED/ENGL 460 and SPED 425 either co-req. or prereq. for this course. Coreq.: ED 431, 441. 2 Cr. F, S.
ED 423/523. Topics in Education
Intensive study of a special topic in education. May be repeated up to 3 credits. 1-3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 424/524. Mainstream Science and Social Studies for the Special Educator
Overview of planning, selecting resources, scope and sequence of curriculum, responding to individual learner needs, and evaluating student learning in the teaching of science and social studies. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 431/531. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Curriculum, instruction and assessment in the PreK-12 setting. Inclusive and responsive approaches for middle level and high school classrooms. Teacher identity; creating safe learning communities; complex, student-centered lesson design with varied instruction; interdisciplinary curricula; and authentic assessment. Prereq.: Admittance to Teacher Education; ED 300; CEEP 361; IM 422; HURL 497, 498. ED/ENGL 460 and SPED 425 either co-req. or prereq. to this course. Coreq.: ED 421, 441. 2 Cr. F, S.
ED 441/541. Integrating Theory and Practice: Inclusive and Responsive Teaching for all Students.
Merging theory and practice for developing inclusive and responsive curriculum, instruction and assessment in the pre K-12 setting during an in-depth field experience. Active involvement in classrooms includes working with ESL, special education and/or other historically under-served students. Prereq.: Admittance to Teacher Education; ED 300; CEEP 361; IM 422; HURL 497, 498. ED/ENGL 460 and SPED 425 either co-req or pre-req. to this course. Coreq.: ED 421, 431. 2 Cr. F, S.
ED 451/551. Literacy in the Content Areas
Literacy applied to content area learning: instructional strategies to develop vocabulary and promote comprehension, assessment techniques to guide instructional planning, and dispositions for content literacy professionals. Prereq.: ENGL 460; SPED 425. Coreq.: ED 421/521, 431/531, 441/541. 2 Cr. F, S.
ED 457/557. Issues in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Examines current issues in Bilingual/Bicultural education from historical, political and social dimensions. This course prepares future ESL and Bilingual teachers to examine current issues and curriculum decisions that affect the bilingual/bicultural student. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 458/558. Literacy for L-2 Learners
Socio-psycholinguistic process of second-language literacy learning. Speech and print relationships, literacy emergence, strategies for reading/writing development and integration of language and literacy across the curriculum, K-12. Prereq.: Introduction to ESL or teaching experience or permission of instructor. 3 Cr. SUM.
ED 459/559. Critical Pedagogy
Intended to introduce educators to current issues/concepts related to critical pedagogy. This course will examine theoretical frameworks and introduce current research in the field of critical pedagogy. Educators will examine how critical pedagogy as a philosophy impacts learners at all levels especially those from diverse populations. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 460/560. Teaching English Language Learners in K-12
Theory and methods for English Language Learners and bilingual education for non-ESL and non-bilingual teachers. Issues for English Language Learners and instructional strategies. 2 Cr. F, S, SUM.
ED 471/571. Reading: Analysis and Correction of Disabilities in the Classroom
Causes of reading difficulties and procedures to diagnose and correct them. Prereq.: a developmental reading course, 371. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 472/572. Content Area Reading for Middle and Secondary Schools
Nature of high school and middle school reading programs, development of reading techniques and skills, development of vocabulary, reading interests, and reading ability in content fields, appraisal of reading abilities, diagnosis and remediation. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 473/573. Reading and Children's Literature: Current Issues
An issues approach to examination of contemporary literature, its relationship to development of comprehension and critical thinking. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 482/582. Multicultural Child
Learning styles of Afro-American, Native American, Asian-American and Latino-American children. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ED 483/583. Black English: Teaching Black Children to Read
How Black English causes problems when Black and Latino students start to read and write. 3 Cr. DEMAND.