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Course Descriptions

ED100 Introduction to Education
Examines teaching as a profession. Provides opportunities for direct experience with, and analysis of, educational settings. Explores current issues in education and characteristics of effective schools. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

ED105 Teacher Cadets
Covers practical application of theory and fundamental concepts of preschool, elementary, and secondary education, including history, development, and organization. Offered as needed
2 Credits

ED114 Instructional Strategies in Math and Science
Introduces the development of math and science concepts and presents a systematic approach to math and science instruction. Students learn to link math and science instruction and assessment to state content standards. Prerequisite: ED100 and MTH060, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

ED130 Comprehensive Classroom Management
Provides current theory and methodology for managing small and large groups of students so that students choose to be productively involved in instructional activities. Covers the four major factors or skill areas of effective classroom management: 1) understanding students’ personal/psychological and learning needs, 2) establishing positive adult-student and student-student relationships, 3) implementing instructional methods that facilitate optimal learning, and 4) using organizational and group management methods that maximize positive student behavior and learning. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of ED100; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W, Sp
3 Credits

ED200 Foundations of Education
Provides an overview of the American educational system, including historical, legal and philosophical foundations. Explores the governance of local schools and districts and considers the roles and ethical obligations of professional educators. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

ED229 Learning and Development
Application of theory regarding children’s learning and development from kindergarten through middle school, including intelligence, motivation, and the process of learning. Applies theory to teaching strategies and the connection between teaching and learning. Covers varied learning styles and multiple intelligences. Designed for students seeking initial teacher licensure in elementary and middle school teaching. Prerequisite: Placement into, or completion of WR115 (or higher); or completion of RD115 (or concurrent enrollment); and completion of ED200; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

ED230 Children's Literature in the Diverse Classroom
Discusses high quality children’s literature and how to use it to promote literacy in children in elementary and middle school. Explores the cognitive, emotional, and social process of literacy development, with a special focus on literacy development in bilingual and bicultural students. Prerequisite: Placement into or completion of WR115 (or higher); or completion of RD115 (or concurrent enrollment); and completion of ED200; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W, Sp
3 Credits

ED233 Adolescent Learning and Development
Examines adolescent cognitive and social development and how it relates to learning theory. Discusses best practices of teaching in middle and high school settings. Explores varied learning styles and cultural factors that impact adolescent learning and instructional strategies that create a productive learning environment. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

ED235 Technology for Educators
Introduces current advanced technology available in education. Emphasizes the tools to evaluate, select, and implement appropriate technology in the instructional setting. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

ED240 Education Practicum and Seminar
Practicum portion of course provides experience in educational settings working with students and school groups. Seminar portion of course links theory to practice and informs activities and task in the practicum. Presents educational topics that link themes of social justice, equity, and serving diverse student needs to real world situations, school policy, and current legislation. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; and consent of instructor. Recommended that course be taken in the term prior to transfer to 4-year university. F, W
3 Credits

ED258 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Explores the concept of culture and the relationship with the learning process. Examine strategies to make culturally responsive teaching accessible as a practice. Discuss the value of cultural identity in the teacher-student-family relationship in linguistic diverse populations. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Su
3 Credits

ED259 Bilingual Methodology
Covers the philosophy, techniques, activities and materials used in bilingual/bicultural education programs. Examines the philosophy, rationale and legal implications of bilingual/bicultural programs and management and use of English and Spanish reading materials in a bilingual classroom. Sp
3 Credits

ED265 Inclusion: Special Needs Students
Introduces the concept of inclusion of children with disabilities in the classroom. Discusses and identifies historical, philosophical, and legal issues related to special education. Includes specific study of the disability categories covered under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) with special attention to the diverse population of today’s schools. Prerequisite: Placement into or completion of WR115 (or higher); or completion of RD115 (or concurrent enrollment); and completion of ED200; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, Sp
3 Credits

ED267 Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Covers Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) characteristics including learning style, communication, social interaction, sensory processing, behavior, visual/concrete supports, teaching strategies, and teamwork. Brings together theory and discussion; demonstration; practice and feedback; and coaching in the classroom. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits