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Education

Course Code
ED 205  Credits
Title Introduction to Education 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course explores education in America from early childhood through high school graduation. This course will introduce the philosophical foundations, learning environments, social contexts, curriculum and instruction, standards and assessment, as well as contemporary issues related to the field. The roles, responsibilities and daily life of teachers, schools and students will be examined. This course includes 40 hours of experience in the field. 



Course Code
ED 294  Credits
Title Educational Psychology 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Explains psychological theory and research related to learning, motivation, cooperation, and instruction in diverse cultures and settings. 



Course Code
ED 310  Credits
Title Social Foundations of Education 
Prerequisite ED 294 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Historical, social, and multicultural foundations of education will be studied. Social and ethical issues will be examined with consideration of implications for teaching in order to better understand education within a context of a changing society. A variety of interactive methods will be employed. Students in all teaching licensure programs will enroll in ED 310



Course Code
ED 367  Credits
Title Practicum: General Education 
Prerequisite ED 294 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Field experience in general education classrooms- elementary level and secondary level. 



Course Code
ED 448  Credits
Title Reading Study Skills in the Content Areas 
Prerequisite SPED 225 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Teaching techniques to improve reading ability in content materials; vocabulary, comprehension, study skills and providing for individual learning differences. Includes child development, assessment, cultural diversity issues, and technology. 



Course Code
ED 451  Credits
Title Middle School Philosophy 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is intended for those individuals preparing to become middle level school leaders and educators. It investigates the philosophical basis for middle level education and all phases of duties and responsibilities for educational leadership as they interact with the components of appropriate middle level education. 



Course Code
ED 452  Credits
Title Adolescent Development and Advisor/Advisee Programs 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The purpose of the course is to explore pre-adolescent development and the role adults play in the unique development of middle school students to build positive relationships through a team using planned advisory programs. 



Course Code
ED 453  Credits
Title Interdisciplinary Instructional Strategies 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The purpose of the course is to provide instruction in the design and preparation of interdisciplinary instructional units with appropriate instructional strategies for classroom use. The instructional units and strategies will be designed for use in grades 5-8 middle school classrooms using an interdisciplinary team approach to instruction. 



Course Code
ED 460M  Credits 4-5 
Title Student Teaching: Middle School 
Prerequisite Students must be admitted to SARTE, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and earn at least a C- in all core courses. 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Supervised student teaching experience in a middle school (grades 7-8). Applications are due per posted Field Experience deadlines 



Course Code
ED 460S  Credits
Title Student Teaching: Secondary 
Prerequisite Admitted into teacher education program: SARTE, complete Ed 310, Ed 498, Ed 448. Student teachers must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 (Early Childhood, Sped, Elementary Ed) or 2.50 (Secondary and K-12) at the time of application for student teaching. All courses required for the major must be completed. 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Supervised student teaching experience in a secondary school (7-12). Applications due as per posted deadlines in Field Experiences Offices. 



Course Code
ED 461S  Credits 12 
Title Student Teaching: Secondary 
Prerequisite Admitted into teacher education program, SARTE, complete Ed 310, Ed 498, Ed 448. Student teachers must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 (Early Childhood, Sped, Elementary Ed) or 2.50 (Secondary and K-12) at the time of application for student teaching. All courses required for the major must be completed. 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Supervised student teaching experience in a secondary school (7-12). Applications due as per posted deadlines in Field Experiences Offices. 



Course Code
ED 461V  Credits 1-16 
Title Student Teaching: Secondary/K-12 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Supervised student teaching in a middle school or a secondary school (9-12). Applications due per posted deadlines in Field Experiences Office. Students must have completed the education core and all major coursework. 



Course Code
ED 469  Credits 1-12 
Title Internship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Opportunities for on-the-job experience. Appropriate for students with individualized majors. A maximum of 12 internship credits may be applied to the degree. 



Course Code
ED 490  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Education 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is an upper division topical course which may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
ED 497  Credits 1-3 
Title Independent Study in Education 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Extends study beyond regular course work. May substitute for courses in major with consent of advisor, instructor, and department chairperson. Repeated up to 8 credits. 



Course Code
ED 498  Credits
Title The Professional Teacher in the Classroom 
Prerequisite ED 205 SPED 225 ED 294 ED 310 Successful admission in SARTE 
Lasc Area No Goal  
Description The purpose of this course and 60-hour practicum is to prepare for a successful student teaching experience. More specifically, to accomplish the following. To engage in a meaningful field experience and to process that experience through reflection, analysis, discussion, and writing. To plan, prepare, teach and assess a unit consistent with the edTPA requirements. To deepen one's understanding of the role of a teacher, the types of duties and commitment that classroom teaching entails by leading a focus class all semester. To increase one's awareness and ability to respond to the social, emotional, physical, and psychological needs of students with support from the cooperating teacher, school liaison, and ED 498 instructor. To contribute to a positive learning environment, by encouraging appropriate social interactions and engagement in the learning process. To develop professional consultation skills necessary to initiate and apply appropriate and effective teaming techniques across school and home environments.