EDU 230: Foundations of Education
3 Credits
A survey of the development of education through the various stages of civilization. A study of organizational structure, issues, practices, and trends and their relation to basic philosophical concepts and historical development; also the principles underlying modern education, including, ethical and legal considerations, and the relationship of the school to the community. This course is a prerequisite for all education course work and admittance to the Teacher Education program.
Prerequisite: ENG 131
Offered: Fall/Spring (A)

EDU 310: Skills Seminar*
1 Credit
A course addressing the general communications and mathematics skills required by those taking standardized tests. Emphasis on language, critical thinking, and mathematical skills needed to score well on the GRE General Test, PRAXIS, and the General Knowledge portions of the LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, etc. Team taught by specialists in language, mathematics, and study skills. Recommended for all students contemplating graduate or professional school.
Prerequisite: Advanced junior status (75hours).

EDU 330: Classroom Management
3 Credits
An integrated learning experience dealing with the major problems, issues, and innovations in the classroom. Emphasis placed on effective communication, and management and control of student activities in self- contained classrooms as well as in secondary classes. Strategies for developing pupils study habits, self- control, and self-discipline.
Prerequisite: EDU 230.
Offered: Fall/Spring (A)

EDU 332: Tests and Measurements
3 Credits
An introduction to testing with emphasis on the construction, use, and interpretation of teacher- made tests, including desirable tests designed to meet and evaluate physical fitness objectives. Familiarization with various standardized tests commonly used in schools and their interpretation.
Prerequisites: EDU 230, MAT 125/126, and PSY131.
Offered: Fall (A)

EDU 334: Integrated Curriculum: Teaching Science and Social Studies in Elementary Settings
3 Credits
A course emphasizing research-based practices proven to enhance candidates’ understanding of content and pedagogy appropriate for ensuring that candidates understand and use developmentally appropriate practices found to be effective for facilitating learning for all children. Components include: seven weeks of intensified, developmentally appropriate content and pedagogy instruction; the incorporation of methods for optimizing student engagement, uncovering and using students’ interests to improve teacher-student interactions, the incorporation of authentic and continuous assessment practices, and interdisciplinary curricula approaches; a focus on constructivist and standards-based practices suitable for ensuring all children have access to high quality instruction and appropriate content; methods for ensuring candidates understand and use practices for developing integrated curricula (will include about 10 lessons) and imbed authentic assessments.
Prerequisites: EDU 332
Co-requisite: EDU 335
Offered: Spring (A)

EDU 335: Field Experiences in Integrated Curriculum
1 Credit
A five-week sustained field experience, where the integrated curriculum lessons candidates developed during the first 7 weeks of the course are taught; two in-field faculty led observations per candidate; faculty project evaluation of integrated curricula project, and; final three week, on- campus seminar where candidates and faculty evaluate in-field experiences, candidates present project findings from their intensified field-based integrated curricula experience, and peer candidates evaluate perceived strengths and weaknesses of their peers’ projects.
Prerequisites: EDU 332
Co-requisite: EDU 334
Offered: Spring (A)

EDU336: Teaching in Middle Schools
3 credits
A course designed to acquaint prospective teachers with the philosophy and objectives of the Middle School concept. Emphasis given to understanding methods, use of technology, and materials used in grades 5-8, with a focus on human development and learning.
Prerequisite: EDU 230
Offered: Spring (A)

EDU 401: Field Experience I
3 Credits
This course allows students to observe and interact with teachers, students, and other support personnel in a school setting. Extensive experiences in structured observations are followed by tutoring and cooperative learning group instruction. Field experience placement is administered by the Office of Teacher Education. Thirty clock hours of field experience are required. (Note that this does not include travel time to and from the schools.)
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status, EDU 230, PSY 131, and consent of Teacher Education Coordinator
Offered: Fall/Spring (A)

EDU 420: Education Seminar
2 Credits
This course will be taught in conjunction with EDU- 430 Enhanced Student Teaching. Focus on application and analysis of teaching knowledge in the classroom. No other courses may be taken during the semester of student teaching.
Prerequisite: Completion of all requirements except student teaching

EDU 430: Enhanced Student Teaching*
10 Credits
A comprehensive course under close supervision in which the student teacher learns to foster student/teacher relationships and to demonstrate mastery of instructional techniques and materials.
Co-requisite: EDU 420