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ECED 215 FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION [+]
Introduction to educational programs serving children ages birth to 8 years. Considers early childhood history, programs, models and belief systems. Attention given to professional ethics and current trends and issues. Field experience required. Three hours per week.
ECED 251 COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMUNITIES [+]
Emphasizes family-school-community partnerships that promote children's ability to develop and learn. Examines family systems and their roles in the development of young children. Explores many of the challenges faced by today's diverse families and identifies collaboration and involvement practices to meet their needs. Focuses on ethical behavior and professional responsibilities as they relate to young children, their families and communities. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisites: Declared early childhood education or double major. Must be taken the semester prior to applying to the Professional Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: ELED 202. Three hours per week.
ECED 324 PRIMARY CURRICULUM I [+]
Explores the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and health for first through third grades. Emphases include an integrated approach, family connections and child development principles. Focus is on the creation of effective learning environments for diverse learners through the examination of content, methods, materials and assessment. Field experience required. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 215. Three hours per week.
ECED 325 PRIMARY CURRICULUM II [+]
Explores the teaching and learning of social studies, creative arts and movement for grades first through third through an integrated approach with an emphasis on family and child development principles. Focus is on the creation of effective learning environments for diverse learners through the examination of content, methods, materials and assessment. Field experience required. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 215. Three hours per week.
ECED 327 INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN [+]
Develops intervention tools and strategies that optimize the learning potential and well-being of young children in inclusive early childhood settings. Emphasis on collaborative efforts of educators, family and community agencies. Field experience required. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 215. Three hours per week.
ECED 352 INTEGRATED READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS BIRTH-AGE 4 [+]
Introduces nurturing, teaching and engaging of children in language acquisition and literacy processes in homes and early childhood settings. Designed for early childhood education candidates. Content deals with language development, reading, writing, speaking, listening, visualizing and visually representing for infants, toddlers and young children. Theoretical frameworks focus on brain development and early literacy research. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ECED 356 PLAY AND CREATIVITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION [+]
Emphasizes the value of play and creativity in young children ages birth through 8. Provides a means of experiencing how and why play is essential to children's social, cognitive, physical and emotional development. Explores the development of children's creativity and its relationship to play. Addresses the importance of high-quality and meaningful play and creative experience that are integral to developmentally appropriate practice in the early childhood classroom. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood Major Prerequisites: 305/302, ELED 317, 397, ECED 352. Double Major Prerequisites: ELED 302, 320, 340, 350, 398. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ECED 366 INTEGRATING EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM [+]
Explores the goals and methods for integrating an early childhood curriculum to include social studies, mathematics, science and creative arts that focus on the needs of children birth through age 5. Develops skills related to understanding, planning, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate, evidence-based curriculum for young children. Emphasis is on understanding young children's developmental stages and developing appropriate learning opportunities, interactions and environments that support each child. Includes clinical experiences. Double Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ELED 302, 320, 340, 350, 398. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ECED 451 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS [+]
Introduces and explores mathematics teaching as it relates to children birth through grade 3. Attention is given to developmentally appropriate instructional strategies that align with state and national standards. Focuses on pedagogical strategies that promote conceptual understandings and the use of materials that are theoretically and developmentally appropriate for the learning of mathematics. Emphasizes research, diversity, assessment, technology, literacy and mathematics integration. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ECED 452 TEACHING SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS [+]
Introduces and explores the principles of science education with appropriate methodology and pedagogy that focus on the needs of children birth through grade 3. Attention is given to developmentally appropriate practices and inquiry teaching methods that align to national standards. Special emphasis is given to conceptual learning, cognitive experiences, assessment, research, technology and use of instructional materials that are related to the learning of young children theoretically, developmentally and practically. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ECED 453 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS [+]
Introduces different modes of disciplinary inquiry compatible with social studies instruction. Teacher candidates develop skills in understanding, planning, delivering and assessing instruction with a focus on sociocultural development and classroom management. Course objectives and activities are based on the College, Career and Civic Life four-stage model of inquiry from the National Council for the Social Studies and align with Maryland state standards for early childhood social studies. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398, completion of General Education Group IIIB. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ECED 455 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CLINICAL PRACTICE I [+]
Engages in full-time clinical experience with designated mentors in Professional Development School (PDS) sites, progressively assuming the lead-teacher role in the classroom while planning and co-teaching with the mentor. Direct supervision under the direction of a mentor teacher and University supervisor. One, eight-week, full-time, supervised clinical experience in a school. Clinical practice in pre-primary (pre-K or K) or primary (grades 1-3) grade levels. Early Childhood Major Prerequisites: ELED 410, 499, ECED 451, 452, 453, admission to Clinical Practice. Double Major Prerequisites: ELED 403, 405, 406, 410, admission to Clinical Practice. Corequisite: ELED 411. Minimum of 30 hours per week for eight weeks. (P/F)
ECED 456 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CLINICAL PRACTICE II [+]
Engages in full-time clinical experience with designated mentors in Professional Development School (PDS) sites, progressively assuming the lead-teacher role in the classroom while planning and co-teaching with the mentor. Direct supervision under the direction of a mentor teacher and University supervisor. One, eight-week, full-time, supervised clinical experience in a school. Clinical practice in pre-primary (pre-K or K) or primary (grades 1-3) grade levels. Prerequisites: ELED 410, 499, ECED 451, 452, 453, 455, admission to Clinical Practice. Corequisite: ELED 411. Minimum of 30 hours per week for eight weeks. (P/F)

EDUC 210 SCHOOL IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY [+]
Sociological, historical and philosophical approach to the role of the school in an increasingly diverse society. Emphasis on development of knowledge, values and skills needed to live, learn, interact and work in a global society. Field experience required. Credit cannot be received for both EDUC 210 and 305. Three hours per week.
EDUC 409 LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENCE [+]
Study of literature for and about contemporary adolescents. Emphasis on methods of teaching that build adolescent appreciation for the more established literary selections in secondary school curriculum. Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week.
EDUC 432 LITERACY AND ESOL READING [+]
Introduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices relating to learning to read in a second language or second dialect. Topics include models for acquiring foreign language reading skills, teaching strategies for second language/dialect literacy, evaluating literacy skills, current research about acquisition of literacy skills, and political and social implications of second language/dialect literacy. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 430 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
EDUC 440 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION [+]
Introduction to curriculum and methods in early childhood education, including theories, practices, techniques and materials. Attention to art, music, nutrition, safety, health education, motor activities and positive teacher-parent relations. Field experience required. Prerequisites: EDUC 300 and declared elementary education major. Three hours per week.
EDUC 443 LITERACY AND ESOL WRITING [+]
Introduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices of learning to write in a second language or second dialect. Topics include writing theory, writing strategies, evaluating writing, and writers and rhetorical concerns. Students develop a literacy project, writing materials for specific ESOL students. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 430 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
EDUC 463 SEM IN HEALTH EDUCATION [+]
Designed to facilitate the transition of candidates from the role of student to professional. Provides a forum for discussion of issues pertinent to current practices, trends and issues in health education during the student teaching experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, student teaching criteria. Co-requisite: EDUC 462. Three hours per week. (P/F)
EDUC 470 PRACTICUM IN MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE EDUCATION [+]
Provides theoretical background and practical experience with current trends and issues in middle school science education. Consists of a distributed practicum in which candidates take part in a series of encounters in middle school classrooms, schools and/or afterschool programs requiring at least three hours per week in field placements. Not all of those encounters are necessarily in the same placement, but all are under the mentorship of a middle school science teacher. In conjunction with the practical encounters, candidates read appropriate background literature relating to middle school science instruction and complete assignments that combine ideas from reflections from their practical experiences, readings and additional resources located by the candidate. Additional 1.5 hours per week meeting with the instructor may be scheduled as needed. Prerequisites: EDUC 210, EDUC 304, ELED 312; 15 credits of science from at least three science department prefixes, and junior standing; admission into the Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or permission of the instructor. Candidates not accepted into the PTEP have to demonstrate readiness to work directly with middle school candidates in terms of knowledge, skills and dispositions, and may have to meet other requirements imposed by the school system for individuals working with children in the school. Three hours per week.
EDUC 475 METHODS AND MATERIALS IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION [+]
Increases students' awareness of their immediate environment with the aim of developing a broad philosophy of environmental education. Existing teaching methods and materials analyzed and new methods developed for use in interdisciplinary, problem-focused situations. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Three hours per week.
EDUC 491 INDEPENDENT STUDY [+]
Permits self-study of problems not considered in other courses. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisites: Approval of course instructor and department chair.
EDUC 500 HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS [+]
Selected topics in intellectual and educational history from the time of ancient Greece to the present. The relation of education to historic traditions and social trends. Three hours per week.
EDUC 502 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH [+]
Introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods of scientific inquiry. Gain experience in the use, interpretation and application of research to solve organizational and instructional problems. Must be taken within the first 12 hours of M.Ed. program. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.
EDUC 503 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT [+]
Aids teachers in developing practical skills needed to manage their classes more effectively. Recent research related to effective management techniques and its application in classrooms will be considered. Appropriate management strategies will be selected, implemented and evaluated in the classroom. Three hours per week.
EDUC 504 DIVERSITY IN A DEMOCRACY [+]
Examination of contemporary cultural diversity within the United States educational environments. Special attention given to cultural problems and issues that influence opportunities and performance in educational institutions. Human relations skills considered for improving success within culturally diverse populations. Must be taken within the first 12 hours of M.Ed. program. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.
EDUC 506 SEMINAR IN TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS [+]
Analysis of recent theory and results of research for the teaching of mathematics. Students investigate developments at either the elementary or secondary school level. Three hours per week.
EDUC 507 TESOL INTERNSHIP I [+]
One full-time, seven week clinical experience provides opportunity to actualize the latest educational research and theory into practice, including, but not exclusive to: observation, mini-teaching, macro-teaching, whole group lessons and action research. Conducted under the direct supervision of a clinical supervisor. Prerequisite: Completion of all course work in the M.A./TESOL certification sequence prior to the internship, with an overall program GPA of 3.0; passing scores on Praxis I. Co-requisite: EDUC 509 and 511. Three hours per week.
EDUC 508 SEMINAR: RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT [+]
Survey of research techniques and findings in the field of human growth and development. Research related to developmental characteristics of students considered. Prerequisite: EDUC 300 or consent of instructor. Three hours per week.
EDUC 509 TESOL INTERNSHIP II [+]
One full-time, seven week clinical experience provides opportunity to actualize the latest educational research and theory into practice, including, but not exclusive to: observation, mini-teaching, macro-teaching, whole group lessons and action research. Conducted under the direct supervision of a clinical supervisor. Prerequisite: Completion of all course work in the M.A./TESOL certification sequence prior to the internship, with an overall program GPA of 3.0; passing scores on Praxis I. Co-requisite: EDUC 507 and 511. Three hours per week.
EDUC 510 SEMINAR: RECENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION [+]
Analysis of selected issues in education. Students required to survey and critically evaluate pertinent research on at least one issue. Three hours per week.
EDUC 511 TESOL INTERNSHIP SEMINAR [+]
Forum for discussing problems encountered during the internship. Colloquium for developing strategies to resolve problems. Prerequisite: Completion of all course work in the M.A./TESOL sequence prior to the internship and passing scores on the Praxis I. Co-requisite: EDUC 507, 509. Three hours per week.
EDUC 512 SEMINAR IN THE TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES [+]
Analysis of theory and research in the social sciences as applied to developing and teaching social studies at either the elementary or secondary school level. Three hours per week.
EDUC 513 SEMINAR IN THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE [+]
Analysis of recent advances in the teaching of science and the development of skills in applying these to classroom teaching at the elementary or secondary school level. Three hours per week.
EDUC 515 EASTERN SHORE WRITING PROJECT SUMMER INSTITUTE [+]
Explores current theories about the composing process and their implications for teaching writing and using writing to teach other content areas. Focuses on adapting and evaluating classroom activities for different grade levels and educational settings. Cross-listed with ENGL 515. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
EDUC 527 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICAL PEDAGOGY [+]
Examines current trends and issues in elementary/early childhood mathematics pedagogy. Focuses on helping educators understand and facilitate mandated and non-mandated curricular changes that have the real potential to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics at the elementary and early childhood levels. Focuses on research-based teaching/learning processes that facilitate conceptual and critical understandings of mathematics as well as the required mathematical understandings that teachers need in order to teach in conceptual ways. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.
EDUC 531 CREATIVITY AND THE ARTS IN EDUCATION [+]
The arts are a vital element in education. Numerous studies from the past decade suggest that the arts increase student achievement. Explore those studies and the understanding of the brain research behind creativity and arts integration in education through readings, discussion and analyses of multiple texts. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.
EDUC 533 FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION [+]
Explores the historical and philosophical foundations of early childhood education. Includes an introduction to curriculum and methods with an emphasis on theories, practices, strategies and materials. Three hours per week.
EDUC 545 LEARNING, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT IN THE SCHOOLS [+]
Identification of classroom problems and issues related to and involving instruction, learning and student assessment; the development and application of strategies to aid in resolving issues and solving problems; the coordination of student characteristics and environmental factors to improve the quality of learning experiences in the schools; and the exploration of the relationship between assessment and instruction. Must be taken within the first 12 hours of M.Ed. program. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate studies. Three hours per week.
EDUC 547 ESOL METHODS [+]
The study of philosophy, aims and methods of teaching English as a second language in grades 1-12 with emphasis upon theories, techniques and materials in current use. Graduate scholarship expected. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A./TESOL program; completion of four program courses at graduate level, to include ENGL 439; must successfully pass Praxis I. Three hours per week.
EDUC 558 PRACTICUM FOR TEACHING PROFESSIONALS [+]
A five-week course under the direction of an experienced teacher/mentor and a university supervisor that provides classroom experience in an additional area of teaching certification for those who already hold certification in one area. Interns will observe teaching, participate in work with children, participate in planning sessions, teach and participate in all activities for which regularly employed teachers are responsible. Prerequisites: Teaching certification; all requirements for the additional certification area sought; at least six graduate credits at Salisbury University; a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher; permission of M.Ed. program coordinator.
EDUC 559 THE HOLOCAUST AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES [+]
Educators from all disciplines engage in interdisciplinary examination of methods of teaching the Holocaust and social justice issues. Emphasis is placed on pedagogical choices when teaching social justice topics. Creative and writing-intensive strategies are emphasized. Three hours per week.
EDUC 560 COLLEGE TEACHING [+]
Research-based investigation of theories and practices involved in teaching in institutions of higher education. Intended for graduate students aspiring to college teaching or academic leadership positions. Examines the roles and responsibilities of college instructors with emphasis on practical applications in college and university settings. Three hours per week.
EDUC 561 SEMINAR: ISSUES AND TRENDS IN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION [+]
Opportunities for research-based examination of selected current issues in postsecondary education and for students to share the efforts of their investigations on topics of interests. Three hours per week.
EDUC 562 COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT THEORY [+]
Explores college student development, utilizing the approach of practice to theory to practice. Students conceptualize how college students grow and develop during the critical college years. Students are challenged to hypothesize and theorize en route to creating developmentally based practical applications. The process results in the practitioner's ability to consider developmental implications for all student interactions. Prerequisites: EDUC 502. Three hours per week.
EDUC 563 TEACHING ADULTS [+]
For students in the post-secondary education track of the M.Ed. and those in other fields seeking information and contemporary methods of effective adult instruction. Assumes no prior knowledge or experience about instructional methods, theories or practices. Three hours per week.
EDUC 567 COLLABORATIVE TEACHING AND MENTORING [+]
This course seeks to equip teachers with strategies for co-teaching and for mentoring both intern novice teachers and paraprofessionals. While the primary focus will be on the intern-mentor relationship in professional development school (PDS) settings, the strategies of collaboration, differentiation of instruction and mentoring are relevant for all teachers. Three hours per week.
EDUC 570 CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY [+]
Examines selected current issues in educational technology. Focuses on on the impact of technology on schools and a global society, safety issues, the digital divide and the impact of distance learning. Introduces a framework for teacher knowledge for technology integration. Research topics and prepare multimedia presentations. Must be taken within the first 12 hours of M.Ed. program. Prerequisites: Admission to graduate study and basic computer skills (file management, word processing, Web-based communication and researching skills). Three hours per week.
EDUC 571 WEB-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING [+]
Examines the use of emerging Web-based technologies that enhance learning environments. Develops pedagogy to use Web-based tools that promote collaborative projects, global correspondence with teachers and students, gathering and analyzing data, and conducting research in K-16 learning environments. Prerequisites: Admission to graduate study, EDUC 570 and basic computer skills (file management, word processing, Web-based coummincation and research skills). Three hours per week.
EDUC 578 SEMINAR IN TEACHING SECONDARY ENGLISH [+]
Engages students in in-depth examination of current issues in literacy instruction for secondary students. General nature of issues remains constant but particular focus varies semester to semester, to reflect current thought. Three hours per week.
EDUC 579 TRENDS IN ELEMENTARY LITERACY EDUCATION [+]
Grounds methods of teaching language and literacy in current knowledge and theory of language and literacy acquisition. Students take an active role in building personal theory to guide their practice in elementary literacy instruction. Three hours per week.
EDUC 580 TRENDS IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL [+]
Critical review and analysis of current issues, research and practices in the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in the elementary school. Emphasis on exploring the expanding knowledge base in each discipline. Three hours per week.
EDUC 581 TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL [+]
Examines the current perspectives, trends, issues and controversies in the field of social studies education, both in relation to content and pedagogy. Considers social studies in terms of its relationship to the social science disciplines. Three hours per week.
EDUC 582 TEACHING READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS: PART I [+]
Provides knowledge of the reading process, instructional strategies and materials used, drawn from research-based recommendations for using text in secondary content areas. Intended for M.Ed. candidates and other in-service teachers. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.
EDUC 583 TEACHING READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS: PART II [+]
Provides in-depth study of literacy needs of diverse populations. Includes instructional and assessment methods in reading and writing. Intended for all secondary and K-12 teachers. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.
EDUC 585 TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING [+]
Examines the use of graphics, productivity tools and interactive technologies to enhance learning. Develops ability to plan, organize and design products that effectively communicate information and challenges the use of specific tools to solve problems. Use technology applications to design and develop interactive learning environments to support authentic, constructivist, problem-based learning for all learners. Critically evaluate tools appropriate for learners. Prerequisites: Admission to graduate study, EDUC 570 and basic computer skills (file management, word processing, Web devlopment, Web-based communication and research skills). Three hours per week.
EDUC 588 SEMINAR: EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES [+]
Special education services and issues from the perspective of elementary and secondary teachers. Focus on the inclusion model for various categories of disability. Prerequisite: EDUC 502.
EDUC 590 SEMINAR IN EDUCATION [+]
Topics vary semester to semester. May be taken twice under different course subtitles. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
EDUC 592 SPEC TOPICS IN TECHNOLOGY [+]
Focuses on specific content areas and investigates strategies for integrating technology into performance-based teaching and learning to enhance student achievement. Students design performance-based teaching and assessment tasks that integrate technology into curriculum. Topics and issues will change to focus on different subject areas. May be repeated once under different topic. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the master's track or the Certificate for Advanced Study: Teaching and Learning with Technology track, EDUC 571, 589. Three hours per week.
EDUC 619 THE LAW AND PUBLIC EDUCATION [+]
Study of school law which affects the teacher and the public school. Nature and scope of school law considered as generally applied to the purpose and functions of the school system. Prerequisites: EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses. Three hours per week.
EDUC 620 LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION [+]
Introduction to important legal concepts and case law that influence decision making in post-secondary educational contexts. Topics inlude a general overview of legal concepts and case law (mainly federal case law) from around the country on the following issues: college governance, faculty freedom and tenure, student rights and responsibilities, liability, disability access, and athletics. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.
EDUC 630 DIRECTED RESEARCH [+]
Preparation of optional research project in master's degree program under direction of departmental supervision.
EDUC 632 CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT [+]
Examination of the role of evaluation in assessing classroom learning. Evidence of student learning gathered from traditional and alternative assessment practices. Benefits and limitations of these assessment practices identified. Prerequisites: EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses.Three hours per week.
EDUC 634 EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT [+]
Analysis of early childhood program models, curricula and assessment methods. Examines philosophical and theoretical orientations, related research and societal needs. Prerequisite: EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses. Three hours per week.
EDUC 636 CREATIVITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION [+]
In-depth study of the creative process and the techniques that will promote creativity. Prerequisites: EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses.Three hours per week.
EDUC 638 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD [+]
Advanced study of the development of language, literacy and communication skills in children, birth through age eight. Examines current issues and research with emphasis on classroom application. Prerequisite: EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses. Three hours per week.
EDUC 665 INTERNSHIP IN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION [+]
Supervised, on-site field experiences and a series of seminars with other interns. Experimental learning enhanced by guided readings, interaction with professional practitioners, participation in activities of the host agency, completion of a major project and seminar discussions. Prerequisite: Consent of M.Ed. coordinator.
EDUC 689 MULTIMEDIA IN THE CONSTRUCTIVIST CLASSROOM [+]
Examines advanced multimedia authoring tools for designing K-16 classroom instruction. Develops multimedia skills with audio, video, graphics, interactive PowerPoint and Web 2.0 multimedia tools. Examines principles of constructivism, lesson design for project-based learning and assessment strategies. Prerequisites: Intermediate computer skills (file management, word processing, Internet searching, and PowerPoint). EDUC 570 and any two EDUC 500-level courses. Three hours per week.
EDUC 691 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY [+]
Permits self-study of problems not considered in other courses. May be taken twice under different course subtitles. Prerequisites: Approval of course instructor and M.Ed. coordinator, EDUC 502 and 6 additional graduate credits.
EDUC 694 LEADERSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT [+]
Examines the role of professional development in the process of school improvement. Focuses on research and best practices for most effective uses of technology, literature on the change process, professional development standards and use of technology to address goals for school improvement. Examine strategies for providing effective professional development and create professional development plans for the school settings. Prerequisites: EDUC 570 and any two graduate-level technology courses. Three hours per week.
EDUC 695 RESEARCH SEMINAR [+]
Capstone experience for students in the M.Ed. program. Students utilize research skills in completing a project based on a topic related to their concentration. Project must be presented to a professional audience. Students also reflect on how the M.Ed. program has made a difference in their professional lives. Prerequisite: EDUC 502, 24 hours of M.Ed. graduate credit.

ELED 201 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING [+]
Provides a comprehensive orientation to the teaching profession. The theoretical content and field-based experience help candidates gain an informed overview of the dimensions of public education in the United States. Examine and critique historical, philosophical and intellectual foundations of the American education system that includes school organization and governance, ethical and legal matters, social roles, curriculum, major trends, and current educational issues. Develop a broad understanding of teaching certification and licensure and reflect on personal interests in a teaching career. One hour per week.
ELED 202 TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION [+]
Emphasizes the role of technology for teaching and learning in pre-K-6 classrooms. Provides experiences with computer-based and mobile applications. Explores traditional and emerging technologies that enhance the learning experience for students, including digital images, video, Internet and interactive technologies as a means of developing meaningful learning experiences. Addresses Maryland state technology standards for teachers as well as national technology standards for teachers and students. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisites: Declared elementary education, early childhood or double major. Must be taken during semester prior to applying to the Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood and Double Major Corequisite: ECED 251. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 302 INTEGRATED READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS GRADES K-3 [+]
Introduces the teaching of language acquisition and literacy processes for education candidates. Includes language development, word recognition, vocabulary and comprehension through the integrated language arts of reading, writing, speaking, listening, visualizing and visually representing. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood and Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 352, ELED 305/202, 317, 397. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 305 LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS [+]
Examines concepts, principles, theories and research related to the teaching and learning of children in grades pre-K-6. Focuses on research as it relates to learning theories, cognitive processes, motivation and learner differences. Explores formative and summative assessment strategies to support, verify and document student learning and improve teacher performance. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 309 CLASSROOM VISITATIONS [+]
Students in either the elementary and early childhood Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) must take ELED 309 along with any 300-level methods classes, unless the student is enrolled in ELED 409. Students who are taking 400-level PTEP classes but are not taking ELED 409 also sign up for ELED 309 concurrently with those classes. ELED 309 involves students in school field placement in which they make classroom observations and/or take part in other professional activities (e.g., team planning) that are appropriate to the methods classes being taken concurrently. Plan to spend at least one hour per week in classroom observations and/or professional activities at field placement for each methods class being taken. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: Any of the following elementary professional education courses: ELED 310, 311, 312, 313, 316, 317, 408*, 415*, 416*, 427* (*unless enrolled in ELED 409).
ELED 310 LANGUAGE ARTS INSTRUCTION [+]
Introduces the processes of communication and strategies for promoting growth in these areas in the elementary and middle school. Emphasis on language acquisition, oral and written language development, viewing, diverse language learners, and the relationship of language proficiency to literacy development. Field experiences and reflective evaluation included. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Co-requisite: ELED 309. Three hours per week.
ELED 316 READING INSTRUCTION [+]
Introduction to balanced literacy instruction. Includes developmentally appropriate word recognition and comprehension strategies, activities, materials and programs coupled with organization and grouping procedures to maximize literacy learning for diverse populations. Field experiences and reflective evaluations included. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Co-requisite: ELED 309. Three hours per week.
ELED 317 INTEGRATING AESTHETIC EXPERIENCES INTO TEACHING AND LEARNING [+]
Introduces aesthetic educational theory as it relates to the aims, curriculum, organization and teaching/learning of the arts (music, drama, dance and visual arts). Presents a basic working knowledge of the arts and the pedagogical strategies used to implement and integrate the arts into and through the pre-K-6 curriculum. Emphasis is placed on state and national standards and curricular integration. A focus is placed on theories that ground creative arts instruction, research-based benefits that are shown to improve academic achievement, and pedagogical strategies that focus on hands-on learning and creativity development. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 320 TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS [+]
Introduces core concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field of special education. Explores important topics that include the history of special education, current legislation, personnel and procedures, collaboration with parents/guardians and service providers, and needs of diverse learners, including English Language Learners and those who are gifted and talented. Identifies, applies and critiques effective research-based instructional approaches to teaching learners who have different needs. Incorporates realities of inclusive practices and provides opportunities for candidates to triangulate and reflectively apply course content through clinical experiences. Emphasizes the development of a professional disposition that values human differences. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood and Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 352, ELED 305/202, 317, 397. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 302, 305/202, 317, 397. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 330 INTEGRATED READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS GRADES 3-6 [+]
Introduces the teaching of language and literacy processes for grades 3-6. Designed for elementary teacher education candidates. Covers content related to continued development of language and vocabulary, and comprehension though the integrated language arts of reading, writing, speaking, listening, visualizing and visually representing. Apply knowledge of reading and writing strategies, as well as oral language development, to design and implement lessons and teaching activities. Analyze and respond to classroom situations considering different aspects of diversity and how it is framed within the schooling system. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 302, 305/202, 317, 397. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 352, ELED 302, 305/202, 317, 320, 340, 350, 397, 398. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 340 BUILDING CLASSROOM COMMUNITY [+]
Examines philosophical, theoretical and practical models of classroom management to develop positive learning communities and manage student behavior. Includes assessing stages of group development, analyzing use of classroom space, establishing rules and procedures, communicating effectively with stakeholders, monitoring dimensions of wellness and resiliency, and applying best strategies to create a classroom management plan. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Elementary Education Prerequisites: ELED 302, 305/202, 317, 397. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 352, ELED 305/202, 317, 397. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 350 LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN [+]
Emphasizes knowledge necessary for an appreciation and understanding of children's literature, its historical development, major genres in the field, contemporary issues, debates about children and literature written for them, and the literacy terms relevant to the study of literature written for children. In addition to reading critically acclaimed works of both fiction and nonfiction, examine poetry, folklore and digital stories and the relationship between graphic narrative and text. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood and Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 352, ELED 305/202, 317, 397. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 302, 305/202, 317, 397. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 390 STUDIES IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION [+]
Focused study of a particular topic, trend and/or issue relevant to elementary education. May be taken twice under different course titles. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
ELED 397 DIVERSITY AND THE SELF [+]
Reviews theories and aspects of cultural competence most relevant to teaching in diverse classrooms. Explores the ideals of freedom, democracy, justice, equality, equity and human dignity from the perspective of the individual. Provides experiences that heighten candidates' diversity awareness and sensitivity. Examines different kinds of beliefs, attitudes, values and practices that foster cultural and linguistic competence at the individual level. The instructor may use different medium to study the topic. One hour per week.
ELED 398 DIVERSITY AND THE FAMILY [+]
Reviews theories and aspects of cultural competence most relevant to teaching in diverse classrooms. Explores the ideals of freedom, democracy, justice, equality, equity and human dignity from the perspective of the family. Provides experiences that heighten candidates' diversity awareness and sensitivity. Examines different beliefs, attitudes, values and practices that foster cultural and linguistic competence at the family level. The instructor may use different medium to study the topic. One hour per week.
ELED 403 TEACHING SCIENCE IN ELEMENTARY CLASSROOMS [+]
Introduces dimensions of science instruction that facilitate student learning in elementary schools. Attention is given to the skills necessary for placing learners in the position of investigator, planning and teaching inquiry-based lessons, and conducting formative and summative assessment. Emphasis is on aligning to state and national science education standards and initiatives, such as STEM education and environmental literacy. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 320, 330, 340, 350, 398. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, 366, ELED 330, 499. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 405 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN ELEMENTARY CLASSROOMS [+]
Selection, organization, presentation and assessment of meaningful social studies learning experiences for elementary and middle school students. Attention given to technology, literature, and local resources that support learning in diverse classroom settings. Field experiences and reflective evaluations included. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program; ELED 310, 316, 317, EDUC 318. Co-requisite: ELED 309. Three hours per week.
ELED 406 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN ELEMENTARY CLASSROOMS [+]
Emphasizes the teaching of mathematics to students in grades 1-6. Focuses on developmentally appropriate instructional strategies that align to national standards and promote conceptual understandings. Attention is placed on the teaching and learning of mathematics as it relates to research, theory, pedagogy, content, diversity, assessment, technology, literacy and integration. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 320, 330, 340, 350, 398. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, 366, ELED 330, 499. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 409 INTERNSHIP VISITATION [+]
Students in either the elementary and early childhood Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) must take ELED 409 in a semester immediately prior to or following the semester in which ELED 401 and 402 are taken. ELED 409 is considered part of the student's professional internship. Spend at least one full day per week in classroom observations and/or professional activities at the field placement, as well as additional days during University breaks. Keep the same in-school hours as professionals in placement (i.e., with respect to contracted arrival and departure times, and out-of-school meetings such as parent conferences). Accrue and log at least 20 days of internship during ELED 409. This time should be in full-day increments as much as possible, and no less than half-day increments may be counted. Time spent in the field placement for ELED 409 may not be counted concurrently with ELED 309. If ELED 309 and ELED 409 are taken in the same semester, the two field placement time commitments must be scheduled and logged separately. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: Any of the following elementary professional education courses: ELED 408, 415, 416, 427, when taken as part of the 20-day internship block. Six hours per week.
ELED 410 LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION [+]
Introduces and applies formal and informal literacy assessment tools that can be used to make appropriate instructional decisions for learner differences. Includes information and practices in administering research-based intervention strategies for early literacy, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and writing. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 320, 330, 340, 350, 398. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, 366, ELED 330, 499. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 411 CLINICAL PRACTICE SEMINAR [+]
Complements student teaching internship for elementary education/early childhood/double education majors. Integrates theory and practice, facilitates the process of learning to reflect upon one's teaching, and provides support for candidates making the transition from teacher candidate to professional educator. Meets at school sites on a schedule to be announced as part of SU's Professional Development School partnership. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood Prerequisites: ECED 451, 452, 453, ELED 410. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 403, 405, 406, 410, 499. Double Major Prerequisites: ELED 404, 405, 406, 410. Early Childhood Major Corequisites: ECED 455, 456. Elementary Major Corequisites: ELED 421, 422. Double Major Corequisites: ECED 455, ELED 421, 423. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 419 TEACHING MUSIC AND READING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL [+]
Techniques for teaching music and reading content in preschool through grade 6. Emphasis on vocal, instrumental and general music. Comprehensive overview of creative activities utilizing music/reading materials and their application to the elementary school curriculum. Offered for undergraduate credit. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: ELED 309. Three hours per week.
ELED 421 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CLINICAL PRACTICE I [+]
Engages in full-time clinical experience with designated mentors in Professional Development School (PDS) sites, progressively assuming the lead-teacher role in the classroom while planning and co-teaching with the mentor. Direct supervision under the direction of a mentor teacher and University supervisor. One, eight-week, full-time, supervised clinical experience in a school. Clinical Practice in lower (grades 1-3) or upper elementary (grades 4-6) grade levels. Prerequisites: ELED 403, 405, 406, 410, 499, admission to Clinical Practice. Corequisite: ELED 411. Minimum of 30 hours per week for eight weeks. (P/F)
ELED 422 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CLINICAL PRACTICE II [+]
Engages in full-time clinical experience with designated mentors in Professional Development School (PDS) sites, progressively assuming the lead-teacher role in the classroom while planning and co-teaching with the mentor. Direct supervision under the direction of a mentor teacher and University supervisor. One, eight-week, full-time, supervised clinical experience in a school. Clinical Practice in lower (grades 1-3) or upper elementary (grades 4-6) grade levels. Prerequisites: ELED 403, 405, 406, 410, 421, 499, admission to Clinical Practice. Corequisite: ELED 411. Minimum of 30 hours per week for eight weeks. (P/F)
ELED 423 DOUBLE EDUCATION MAJOR CLINICAL PRACTICE [+]
Engages in full-time clinical experience with designated mentors in Professional Development School (PDS) sites, progressively assuming the lead-teacher role in the classroom while planning and co-teaching with the mentor. Direct supervision under direction of a mentor teacher and University supervisor. One, three-week, full-time supervised clinical experience in a school. Clinical practice in upper elementary (grades 4-6) grade level. Prerequisites: ELED 403, 405, 406, 410, admission to Clinical Practice. Corequisite: ELED 411. Minimum of 30 hours per week for three weeks.
ELED 430 DIRECTED TEACHING IN MUSIC IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL [+]
Student teaching experience in all aspects of the elementary school music curriculum at several grade levels under the direction of public school music teacher, with supervision from the University staff. Includes observation and participation in the classroom as well as actual teaching and other activities and duties normally performed. Prerequisites: Completion of courses in the music concentration through the third year, ELED 419, SCED 429, written approval of the Music Department, admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. (P/F)
ELED 441 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INTEGRATED CURRICULUM I [+]
Study of materials and methods for teaching language arts to kindergarten and pre-kindergarten level children. Emphasis on curriculum planning, use of space, class management and lesson planning. Prerequisites: EDUC 440 and admission to professional teacher education program. Three hours per week.
ELED 442 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INTEGRATED CURRICULUM II [+]
Study of materials and methods for teaching science, social studies and math readiness to kindergarten and pre-kindergarten level children. Emphasis on curriculum planning, room design, class management, lesson planning, field trip planning and professional development. Prerequisites: EDUC 440 and admission to professional teacher education program. Three hours per week.
ELED 499 DIVERSITY AND THE COMMUNITY [+]
Reviews theories and aspects of cultural competence most relevant to teaching in diverse classrooms. Explores the ideals of freedom, democracy, justice, equality, equity and human dignity from the perspective of the community. Provides experiences that heighten candidates' diversity awareness and sensitivity. Examines different kinds of beliefs, attitudes, values and practices that foster cultural and linguistic competence at the Community level. The instructor may use different medium to study the topic. One hour per week.

ISED 208 EIGHT GREAT INVENTIONS [+]
Explore at least eight inventions that have significantly influenced modern societies and their potential use as the focus of K-8 curricula. Analyze ways in which the technologies resulting from various inventions function by applying disciplinary core ideas from STEM fields at a conceptual level, especially in physical sciences, as well as the practices in STEM fields that supported the development of the technologies. The specific inventions that will be the focus of the course will change. Prerequisite: C or better in ELED 304, MATH 130. Three hours per week.
ISED 209 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN STEM EDUCATION [+]
Take part in field experience focused on gaining understanding and facility with the Maryland STEM?Standards of Practice. Takes place under the combined supervision of a faculty member and an on-site STEM mentor who can support the development of skills in STEM education. Take part in STEM education experiences, including the development and presentation of STEM instruction activities appropriate to the setting. Document three hours in the field placement per week for each credit hour.
ISED 390 STUDIES IN INTEGRATED STEM EDUCATION [+]
Focused study of a particular topic, trend and/or issue relevant to integrated STEM education. May be taken twice under different course titles. One to four hours per week.