Department of Teacher Education

 

 

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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 320 DEVELOPING THE YOUNG CHILD [+]
Provides a foundation for examining, integrating, and evaluating practical and theoretical issues related to constructing developmentally appropriate programs for infants and toddlers. Emphasis on infant/toddler development, quality of adult-child interactions and they physical environment. Looks at family-school-community partnerships that relate to the child's ability to develop and learn with a focus on the central role of family involvement in early childhood programs. Field experience required. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 215. 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 421 LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND PLAY [+]
Focuses on the development of the young child's receptive and expressive language and emergent literacy through play and a rich array of content related activities. The teacher's role in supporting and facilitating language and literacy development and community building is examined. Issues of language and literacy diversity are also explored. May not receive credit for both ECED 323 and ECED 421. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 215. Three hours per week.
ECED 422 DISCOVERY THROUGH INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES [+]
Developmentally appropriated practices and current research in early childhood curricula areas (including math, social studies and science) are emphasized through inquiry learning and the arts to engage all children, ages 4-6. Techniques in classroom management include the responsive classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 215. Three hours per week.
ECED 445 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INTERNSHIP I [+]
Engages pre-service teachers in the practice of teaching. Activities include planning, teaching, assessing and differentiating instruction by collaborating with other school professionals. Two, eight-week, full-time, supervised clinical experiences in a school. Direct supervision under the direction of a mentor teacher and University supervisor. Practice teaching in pre-primary (preK or K) and/or primary (1-3) grade levels. May not receive credit for both ELED 445 and ECED 445. Prerequisite: Admission to Internship. Corequisites: ECED 446, ELED 411. (P/F)
ECED 446 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INTERNSHIP II [+]
Engages pre-service teachers in the practice of teaching. Activities include planning, teaching, assessing and differentiating instruction by collaborating with other school professionals. Two, eight-week, full-time, supervised clinical experiences in a school. Direct supervision under the direction of a mentor teacher and University supervisor. Practice teaching in pre-primary (preK or K) and/or primary (1-3) grade levels. May not receive credit for both ELED 446 and ECED 446. Prerequisite: Admission to Internship. Corequisites: ECED 445, ELED 411. (P/F)

ELED 304 LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT [+]
Examines concepts, principles, theories and research related to teaching and learning for diverse populations across grade levels. Explores traditional and nontraditional strategies for assessing student learning. Field experience is included. Credit cannot be received for both EDUC 300 and EDUC 304. Prerequisite: EDUC 210. Three hours per week.
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 311 MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION [+]
Selection and creation of meaningful mathematics learning experiences for elementary and middle school students. Attention given to use of technology, manipulatives, literature, and assessment that support mathematical thinking and learning in diverse classrooms. Field experiences and reflective evaluation included. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, MATH 130, 150, 230. Three hours per week.
ELED 312 SCIENCE INSTRUCTION [+]
Introduces the processes of science that facilitate student learning in elementary and middle schools. Emphasis on planning, teaching and assessment with a focus on inquiry and understanding of everyday phenomena. Attention given to environmental education. Field experiences and reflective evaluation included. Prerequisites: Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program; BIOL 101, CHEM/PHYS 101, GEOG 104. Co-requisite: ELED 309. Three hours per week.
ELED 313 SOC STUDIES INSTRUCTION [+]
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 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 CREATIVE ARTS INSTRUCTION [+]
Provides a basic arts knowledge base along with reasons and techniques for incorporating the arts throughout the elementary and middle-school curriculum. Emphasizes infusing the arts in teaching, an alternative approach to the traditional view of the arts solely as enjoyable “add-ons.” Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Co-requisite: ELED 309. Three hours per week.
ELED 318 COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION [+]
Overview of the role of computers in education. Examination of computer applications as they relate to specific teaching/learning operations and educational functions in the pre-K-12 classroom. ELED 318 is crosslisted with SCED 318. May not receive credit for EDUC 318, ELED 318 and SCED 318. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week.
ELED 390 STUDIES IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION [+]
Focused study of a particular topic, trend and/or issue relevant to elementary education. Mayb be taken twice under different course titles. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
ELED 401 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION INTERNSHIP I [+]
Engages pre-service teachers in the practice of teaching. Activities include planning, teaching, assessing and differentiating instruction by collaborating with other school professionals. Two, eight-week, full-time, supervised clinical experiences in a school. Direct supervision under the direction of a mentor teacher and University supervisor. Practice teaching in lower (grades 1-3) and/or upper elementary (grades 4-6). Prerequisite: Admission to Internship. Corequisites: ELED 402, ELED 411. (P/F)
ELED 402 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION INTERNSHIP II [+]
Engages pre-service teachers in the practice of teaching. Activities include planning, teaching, assessing and differentiating instruction by collaborating with other school professionals. Two, eight-week, full-time, supervised clinical experiences in a school. Direct supervision under the direction of a mentor teacher and University supervisor. Practice teaching in lower (grades 1-3) and/or upper elementary (grades 4-6). Prerequisite: Admission to Internship. Corequisites: ELED 401, ELED 411. (P/F)
ELED 408 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE [+]
Study of classic and contemporary literature for children. Emphasis on selecting and incorporating a wide variety of literature into the elementary and middle school curriculum. Technological and media resources are included. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program; ELED 310, 316, 317, EDUC 318. Three hours per week.
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 411 INTERNSHIP SEMINAR [+]
Seminar approach to current practices and trends in teaching. Involves interaction analysis, evaluation techniques and strategies, instructional planning, self-assessment and reflection, and preparation of professional portfolio. Prerequisite: Admission to Internship. Corequisites: ECED 445, 446, ELED 401, 402. Three hours per week.
ELED 415 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUE FOR INCLUSION [+]
Develops skills for creating and implementing curricular, instructional and environmental modifications/accommodations to meet the social, affective, behavioral and cognitive needs of exceptional students. In depth study of collaborative processes involving family, community, school staff and special education teachers in developing and implementing IEPs as well as developing the support system necessary for inclusion. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, senior standing and one semester successful completion professional program courses.Three hours per week.
ELED 416 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT [+]
Explores the ability to create and maintain productive learning environments. Emphasis on development of learner responsibility, promotion of positive social relationships, interdependence of effective instruction and management, and prevention/intervention strategies. Consideration given to accommodating diversity and communicating with families. Field experience included. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, senior standing and one semester successful completion of professional program courses. Three hours per week.
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. Co-requisite: ELED 309. Three hours per week.
ELED 427 CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN READING [+]
Deals with a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques, processes and instruments from classroom, state, and national sources used to make appropriate instructional decisions in literacy for diverse populations. Includes early intervention strategies and reporting to parents. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program; ELED 310, 311, 312, 313, 316, 317, 408, EDUC 318. Co-requisite: ELED 309. Three hours per week.
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, EDUC 419 and 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.