2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Education (EDU)

EDU 115  Facilitating Learning Mathematics and, Science Concepts  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide the , paraprofessional with some basic strategies for , supporting students with their mathematics and , science instruction. In addition, the course , provides historical approach to undergrid the role, of mathematics and science in today's classroom.

EDU 201  Foundations of Education  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide pre-service, teachers with a clear understanding of the, profession and the issues and controversies, confronting American education. Emphasis will be, placed on preparing reflective teachers who will, be able to make informed decisions that will, impact a diversified population: students, schools, and society. This course does include a 10 hour, observation requirement to be coordinated by the, Office of Student Teaching and the course, instructor.

EDU 202  Human Growth & Development  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to analyze the nature and, range of human characteristics through the study, of principles and procedures in evaluating student, growth in skills, attitudes, and understanding. , Participants will conduct an in-depth study of, moral development, values clarification, and, perceptual and cognitive factors in learning and, reading. Emphasis is placed on the application of, these theories and principles to develop curricula, and validate program in urban education.

EDU 381  Classroom and Behavior Management  (3 Credits)  

This course will promote an understanding and, application of classroom behavior management, including discipline-specific methodology and, individual interventions as well as classroom, management techniques designed to maintain decorum, in the classroom and enhance learning in the Pk-12, settings. Emphasis will be placed on teaching, strategies using structured lesson plans to help, minimize opportunities for behavioral issues. The, link between classroom management and student's, ages will be studied and demonstrated in the, classroom techniques used to enhance effective, classroom and behavior management. The course, will address diverse approaches based on, behavioral, cognitive, affective, social, and, ecological theory and practice. Approaches are, intended to support professionally appropriate, practices leading to the positive redirection of, behavior, development of social skills and of, self-discipline.

EDU 420  Education Technology  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to broaden students', ability to effectively integrate technology in the, K-12 setting. Furthermore, this course will focus, on instructional strategies to supplement, instruction through technology design and, assistive technologies to increase student, achievement. Students will investigate the use of, computer-based technologies, technology tools and, best-practices with technology to improve the, teaching and learning process.

EDU 486  Human Growth and Development  (3 Credits)  

In this course students will be able to contribute, and gain an understanding of the physical, social,, emotional, speech and language, and intellectual, development of children and the ability to use, this understanding in guiding learning, experiences. The interaction of children with, individual difference - economic, social, racial,, ethnic, religious, physical, and mental - should, be incoporate4d to include skills contributing to, an understanding of developmental disabilities and, developmental issues related to but not limited to, attention deficit disorders, gifted education, including the use of multiple criteria to identify, gifted students, substance abuse,child abuse and, family disruptions.

EDU 486H  Honors Human Growth and Development  (3 Credits)  

In this course students will be able to contribute, and gain an understanding of the physical, social,, emotional, speech and language, and intellectual, development of children and the ability to use, this understanding in guiding learning, experiences. The interaction of children with, individual difference - economic, social, racial,, ethnic, religious, physical, and mental - should, be incoporate4d to include skills contributing to, an understanding of developmental disabilities and, developmental issues related to but not limited to, attention deficit disorders, gifted education, including the use of multiple criteria to identify, gifted students, substance abuse,child abuse and, family disruptions.

EDU 499  Directed Teaching  (12 Credits)  

This program is designed to provide two supervised, experiences at two levels, PK-3 and 4-6, and for, SPE K-12 elementary level and secondary level, placements during which the prospective teacher of, grades PK-6 takes gradual responsibility for a, group of pupils for a specified period of time. , The teacher is observed by a university supervisor, a minimum of three times during each experience. , This sixteen-week practicum/student teaching, experience including a one-week observation is a, mandatory requirement of the program.