Issues and Trends in Teaching and Learning (Credits: 3) EDTE 201
Introduces and examines current issues and trends in teaching and learning.
Learners and the Diversity of Learning (Credits: 3) EDPY 401
Overview of psychological theories and research as it applies to education, including theories of learning, child and adolescent development, cognitive processes, classroom practices, individual differences/student diversity, and motivation.
Schools in Communities (Credits: 3) EDFI 300
Social, political, and historical aspects of diverse educational institutions in American culture with an emphasis on families, schools, and communities.
Introduction to Exceptional Children (Credits: 3) EDEX 523
Overview of the field of education for exceptional children.
Nature and Management of Elementary Classrooms (Credits: 3) EDEL 305
The learning environment to include diversity of students, instructional materials, classroom management, and communication patterns.
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy for the Elementary Classrooms EDEL 306 (Credits: 3)
Theoretical and pedagogical approaches to Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy (CSP)-curriculum design tools and instructional strategies that reflect the diversity of students’ cultural backgrounds and languages in elementary classrooms.
Introduction to Classroom Assessment (Credits: 2) EDRM 423
Development of assessments for different content areas and grade levels, and processes for making decisions based on assessment results.
Elementary Mathematics Instruction (Credits: 3) EDEL 440
Approaches, materials, and methods for teaching mathematics in elementary grades.
Elementary Science Instruction (Credits: 3) EDEL 450
Instructional approaches and methods for teaching science in elementary grades.
Elementary Social Studies Instruction (Credits: 3) EDEL 460
Instructional approaches, materials, and methods for teaching social studies in elementary grades.
Elementary Literacy Instruction I (Credits: 6) EDRD 430
Examination and implementation of the key concepts, content, goals, and strategies in teaching reading and the language arts in the elementary school. Students will work with elementary children in a school setting to learn literacy concepts and instructional strategies.
Introductory Elementary Internship (Credits: 3) EDEL 441
Field experience requiring students to gradually assume the responsibilities of teaching in an assigned classroom under the guidance of an experienced teacher.
Reading Assessment (Credits: 3) EDRD 431
Seminar and supervised one-on-one field experience focused on reading assessment of and instruction for individual children and groups of children.
Internship in Environments, Planning, and Motivation for Teaching and Learning (Credits:
6) EDEL 471
Internship for practice in classrooms appropriate to elementary education related to curriculum design and assessment. Field experiences emphasize planning lessons that actively engage students in learning.
Internship in Elementary Education (Credits: 12) EDEL 490
Internship for practice in elementary classrooms (grades 2-6) related to curriculum design, assessment, interactive teaching, and professional roles.
Seminar on Teaching (Credits: 3) EDEL 491
Exploration of the principles and theories about teaching and learning as they apply to the field of practice in the context of schools in democratic societies.
Specialized Content Preparation Courses
Art for Elementary Schools (Credits: 3) ARTE 520
Methods of teaching art to elementary and preschool children. Major emphasis will be given to relevant studio experiences.
Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher (Credits: 3) PEDU 575
Appropriate movement experiences for children.
Basic Concepts of Elementary Math I (Credits: 3) MATH 221
The meaning of number, fundamental operations of arithmetic, the structure of the real number system and its subsystems, elementary number theory.
Basic Concepts of Elementary Math II (Credits: 3) MATH 222
Informal geometry and basic concepts of algebra.
Children’s Literature (Credits: 3) SLIS 325
A study of materials for children from birth through elementary school (age 13) with emphasis on the evaluation, selection, and use of those materials to meet the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of children.