Course List:
First Year Credits
EDU0010 Technology Basics 0 6
PEL6003 History and Philosophy of Education 3 8
PEL6013 Technology for Educators 3 8
PEL6032 Action Research 2 5
PEL6002 Field Experience I 2 vary
PEL6053 Educational Psychology 3 8
PEL6073 Classroom Management 3 8
PEL6023 Effective Teaching Methods 3 8
PEL6133 Inclusion & Differentiated Instruction 3 8
Second Year Credits
PEL6193 Content Area Reading 3 8
PEL6012 Field Experience II 2 vary
PEL6082 Educational Trends and Ethical Issues 2 5
PEL6042 Instructional Design 2 5
PEL6099 Student Teaching 9 10
PEL6091 Student Teaching Seminar 1

Course Descriptions

History and Philosophy of Education (3)

An overview of the social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education with an emphasis upon current moral, social, and political issues. Special emphasis is given to America’s very diverse student, to which the teacher and classroom must respond.

Technology for Educators (3)

This course is an overview of the role of computer technology as a support to instruction. It includes a survey of microcomputer components and application software as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and database. Successful completion of specific tasks will result in SchoolNet novice and practitioner certification.

Action Research (2)

An introduction to basic qualitative and quantitative research methods, designs, and reporting strategies. Special emphasis is given to reading and understanding educational research studies and reports, as applied to value added assessments.

Field Experience I (2)

Observation and supervised field experience in a school at the level and subject area of the anticipated license. Seventy-five clock hours will be required.

Educational Psychology (3)

The rationale and instructional procedures for educating exceptional children in the regular classroom will be reviewed. Broad areas to be covered are education and learning in the new millennium; controversies in psychology; the diversity of society —implications for education; testing, grouping, and teaching; the impact of technology; and growing up safe.

Classroom Management (3)

A survey of theories and research that focus on the types of classroom conditions and student behaviors that contribute to productive learning environments.

Effective Teaching Methods (3)

A study of methods employed to assist students to improve learning and to enhance the teacher’s ability to challenge the diverse student populations found in classrooms. Special emphasis is given to what research says about classroom instruction.

Inclusion and Differentiated Instruction (3)

An overview of the characteristics of students with disabilities and other special needs, and practical teaching and learning strategies that is relevant to the tasks of teachers in inclusive classrooms in today’s schools. Topics include collaboration, inclusion, student diversity, individual education plans, assessment and referral, differentiated curriculum, and instruction.

Content Area Reading (3)

A study of developmental reading as an instructional approach designed to teach systematically the basic skills and competencies needed for effective reading in conventional materials and nonfiction trade books. Emphasis is given to developing and extending reading skills common to all or unique to various content areas.

Field Experience II (2)

This field-based course is designed to give students opportunities to teach trial lessons in a classroom at the level and subject area of the intended license. Seventy-five clock hours are required. EDT613 Technology for Educators is a prerequisite.

Educational Trends and Ethical Issues (2)

This course is designed to provide an overview and description of ethical issues, trends and methodologies being utilized in school programs. Articles from current educational periodicals and journals will be discussed and summarized. Research problems will be analyzed and reported.

Instructional Design (2)

This course is a study of the traditions and reforms that drive decisions about what should be taught, how content should be organized, and how learning should be assessed. Innovative curriculum plans and their impact on student achievement will be considered in relationship to national, state, and local needs and challenges.

Student Teaching (9)

This is a full-time assignment for ten weeks.

Student Teaching Seminar (1)

The purpose of the course is to give practical information to students that will be vital to their teaching position searches, in addition to providing information common to all in the teaching profession. Career and counseling services, Licensure application, and legal issues are some of the items discussed during the sessions.

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