ED 305 Classroom Management

This course focuses on strategies for effective classroom management, with learning activities related to building relationships, organizing the classroom, developing and implementing rules and procedures, teaching effectively, utilizing positive behavior management, and implementing behavioral interventions.

ED 309 Content Methods for Secondary School

This course examines the role of the teacher in delivering specific content and curricula in the secondary school classroom. Students will develop lesson plans that integrate knowledge across the disciplines of English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. Planning for implementation of cooperative learning, alternative assessment, and verbal techniques that encourage student thinking will be addressed. Development of the emerging professional at the technical level will be emphasized. Students will be required to complete a 45 hour field experience in a 6-12 discipline specific classroom.

ED 312 Elementary Science and Social Studies

A course designed to help the preservice teacher develop a defensible rationale for making curricular and instructional decisions concerning the substance of instruction, techniques of instruction, and evaluation practices as unique to the teaching of elementary social studies and science. This course combines lecture and laboratory in which students will study science and social studies curricula, the planning and design of hands-on activities and materials, and teaching both content and process. In addition, students will be exposed to the metric system of measurement. Prerequisites: A lab course in at least two of the following science disciplines: physical, life and earth science. Spring semester.

ED 314 Physical Education-Elementary School

This course provides the knowledge, theory, and some practical applications of physical education within the Elementary school setting. Students will learn about the various components of an elementary physical education program and will learn how to develop a year-long elementary physical education curriculum. Students will learn games and activities appropriate to the developmental level of elementary children, health promotion concepts, teaching methodology, evaluation techniques, and the importance of physical education as an integral part of general education.

ED 318 Content Area Reading & Secondary Methods

This course considers classroom planning, lesson presentation skills, and instructional equipment and materials. Students study the development of listening, speaking, vocabulary, reading, and writing, and learn assessment techniques as well as strategies to improve study skills, writing, and reading, while teaching content areas. Students analyze text and electronic reading materials used in content areas. A 45-hour exploratory experience in a public school classroom is required. Prior field experiences will be analyzed to determine grade level placement for this field experience.

ED 320 Art Education in the Elementary School

This course provides knowledge and appreciation of art instructional methods necessary to 1) teach the K-8 students the basic elements and principles of artistic design, 2) develop in the K-8 student an appreciation of the role of cultural heritage in the visual environment, 3) understand the stages of creative development in children, and 4) establish an appropriate art curriculum. Spring semester.

ED 323 Teaching the Communication Arts I

Students focus on the development, curriculum, instruction, and assessment of writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and thinking. Methods, materials, techniques, and strategies for teaching all of the communication arts are presented and discussed.

ED 324 Diagnostic-Based Interventions

Diagnostic-Based Interventions in Literacy Instruction. This course is designed to prepare the classroom teacher to assesschildren's reading levels and provide instruction for the corrective and remedial reader using appropriate methods. Students are required to complete a clinical experience.

ED 325 Teaching Communication Arts II

Methods, materials, techniques, and strategies for teaching reading will be presented. The students will study word recognition, comprehension, and metacognition teaching strategies as well as emergent literacy. One-third of this course is devoted to public school classroom work which will be arranged and required for each student.

ED 329 Music Education in the Elementary School

This course is designed to prepare the elementary teacher to incorporate music into the classroom setting. Students will learn the fundamentals of music, develop music skills, and survey music teaching methods. The course includes a study of musical concepts, repertoire of children's songs, and basic skills on classroom instruments. Students must provide their own guitar.

ED 344 Secondary Social Studies

This course is an examination of selected concepts and generalizations of the social sciences that form the frame-work of contemporary social studies curricula in the secondary school. Students will be asked to develop a defensible rationale for making curricular and instructional decisions concerning the substance of instruction, techniques of instruction, and evaluation practices as unique to the social studies classroom in grades five through 12.

ED 346 Teaching Science in the Secondary School

This course will examine the techniques and materials used in teaching the physical and biological sciences at the secondary level.

ED 350 Middle School Teaching

This course looks at the sociological, psychological, historical, and philosophical foundations of middle schools. In addition, middle school program, organization, planning, curriculum, and evaluation will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on developing an interdisciplinary unit of study at the middle school level.

ED 365 Young Adult Literature

A study of literature written for young adults. Students will read, listen to and evaluate a wide variety of literature published for or enjoyed by young adult readers, including traditional folk tales, myths, and legends; fantasy and realistic fiction; biography and autobiography; and poetry. Students will also study techniques for teaching and using literature in the 5-12 classroom.

ED 389 Special Topic

Special Topics courses include ad-hoc courses on various selected topics that are not part of the regular curriculum, however they may still fulfill certain curricular requirements. Special topics courses are offered at the discretion of each department and will be published as part of the semester course schedule - view available sections for more information. Questions about special topics classes can be directed to the instructor or department chair.