Teacher Education and Administration

Educational Administration and Supervision - see Graduate Catalog
Educational Curriculum and Instruction - see Graduate Catalog

Educational Foundations, EDUC = 0555
Elementary Education, EDEE = 0520
Reading, EDRE = 0525
Secondary Education, EDSE = 0595

Educational Foundations, EDUC = 0555

2000. Exploring Diversity Through Social Action. 3 hours. (3;0;45) Exploration of diverse populations in U.S. society through a field-based practicum in various settings throughout the Metroplex area. Weekly seminars attend to issues related to race and ethnicity, gender, social class, disability and sexual orientation. A minimum of 45 hours as a volunteer in a selected practicum site per semester is required. Satisfies the Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

4800-4810. Studies in Education. 1-3 hours each. Organized classes for specific program needs and student interest. Prerequisite(s): consent of department. Limited-offering basis. May be repeated for credit.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

Elementary Education, EDEE = 0520

3320. Foundations of Education: The School Curriculum. 3 hours. Principles and foundations of curriculum for grades EC-8 in public schools. Includes the study of professional ethics/responsibilities, educational philosophies, the history of American education, schools and society, school and community/parent relationships, legal/political control and financial support, school/classroom organizational patterns, and curriculum development/alignment. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program (includes participation in a field-based program), a child/adolescent/lifespan development course, and an educational-application computer course.

3380. Teaching and Learning in Grades EC-8. 3 hours. Effective teaching practices through reflective decision making. Includes the fundamental teaching skills of planning for instruction, implementing appropriate teaching strategies, integrating the curriculum, integrating technology into teaching, grouping children for instruction, acquiring appropriate materials/resources, assessing student learning, and establishing and maintaining a safe and effective learning environment. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program (includes participation in a field-based program), with a child/adolescent/lifespan development course, and an educational-application computer course. This course is to be taken in the professional year.

4101-4102. Student Teaching in Pre-K through Grade 4. 3 hours each. Teaching under supervision in pre-kindergarten through grade 4. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program; EDEE 3320, 3380, 4330, 4340, 4350; EDRE 4860. Required for those seeking Pre-K-4 certification. See Student Teaching Program for details. Pass/no pass only.

4103-4104. Student Teaching in Grades 4-8. 3 hours each. Teaching under supervision in grades 4 through 8. Prerequisite(s): admission to teacher education program; EDEE 3320, 3380, 4330, 4340, 4350; EDRE 4860. Required for those seeking grades 4-8 certification. See Student Teaching Program for details. Pass/no pass only.

4330. Science in Grades EC-8. 3 hours. (3;0;16) Subject matter background and material organization for an integrated science program in the primary/elementary/middle school. Students experience firsthand the scope and sequence of science education in a primary/elementary/middle school setting. Assignments, directed field experience and other class activities take place on site in a school setting. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program, which includes participation in a field-based program, EDEE 3320, 3380; all courses in the reading/English/language arts part of the academic major. This course is to be taken in the professional year.

4340. Social Studies in Grades EC-8). 3 hours. (3;0;16) Principles of teaching social studies in the primary/elementary/middle school. Students observe social studies instruction and materials in real settings, apply principles of social studies instruction in classroom settings and experience firsthand the scope and sequence of the curriculum in a primary/elementary/middle school setting. Assignments, directed field experience and other class activities take place in a school setting. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program, which includes participation in a field-based program, EDEE 3320, 3380; all courses in the reading/English/language arts part of the academic major. This course is to be taken in the professional year.

4350. Mathematics in Grades EC-8. 3 hours. (3;0;16) Principles in mathematics teaching and learning based on national curriculum and assessment standards. The learning process in the development of mathematical thinking and skills in children. Students observe mathematics instruction and materials in real settings and experience firsthand the scope and sequence of mathematics in a primary/elementary/middle school setting. Assignments, directed field experience and other class activities take place on site in a school setting. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program, which includes participation in a field-based program, EDEE 3320, 3380; all courses in the reading/English/language arts part of the academic major. This course is to be taken in the professional year.

4800-4810. Studies in Education. 1-3 hours each. Organized classes for specific program needs and student interest. Prerequisite(s): admission to teacher education and consent of department. Limited-offering basis. May be repeated for credit.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

Reading, EDRE = 0525

1200. Developmental Reading. 3 hours. Strategies for improving comprehension of college texts. Includes vocabulary development, comprehension monitoring, critical reading, summarizing and rate flexibility. Credit in this course does not fulfill any degree requirement. Pass/no pass only.

4120. Diagnostic Screening and Corrective Educational Techniques for Elementary Children. 3 hours. Theory and application of mental testing, perceptual evaluations, learning styles, evaluation as diagnostic and screening techniques, utilization of child therapies, developmental approaches in language, and minor projective techniques. Prerequisite(s): admission to teacher education, EDRE 4820.

4450. Reading and Writing (Birth through Grade 4). 3 hours. (3;0;0). Examines theoretical and practical aspects of emergent literacy. The course focuses on developmentally appropriate practices that foster motivated, strategic readers and writers. Emphasizes development of early language and pre-literacy skills, common school literacy practices, parental/social influences and affective elements related to early reading. Includes 1 additional hour of field experience. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program and DFEC 3123.

4800-4810. Studies in Education. 1-3 hours each. Organized class for program needs and student interest needs. Prerequisite(s): consent of department. Limited-offering basis. May be repeated for credit.

4820. Reading and Writing in Grades 4-8. 3 hours. Examines reading and writing processes, the development of reading and writing abilities and skills, theories and models of reading, the nature of the balanced reading program, instructional strategies, planning and materials for the 4-8 literacy learning environment. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program.

4840. Linguistically Diverse Learners. 3 hours. Designed to enhance the awareness and understanding of pre-service teachers regarding the linguistically diverse learner. Includes study of the language and learning needs of language minority students, the affective aspect of the immigrant and refugee experience, and the impact of that experience on academic and linguistic development. Students will explore how to make practical application of course content in both the regular and the English-as-a-Second-Language classrooms. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program; LING 3060 (may be taken concurrently).

4850. Assessment and Evaluation of Reading. 3 hours. Examines a variety of assessment and evaluation strategies that are appropriate for the classroom teacher to utilize. Although both formal and informal procedures are introduced, the main focus is on non-intrusive, naturalistic procedures. Observations are required. Prerequisite(s): EDRE 4820.

4860. Reading and the Language Arts in Grades EC-8. 3 hours. Problems related to the comprehension and expansion of symbols of meaning; the interrelationship of reading with other areas of language arts. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program; EDRE 4820 (should be taken during the first semester of participation in the field-based program).

4870. Cross-Curricular (Content Area) Literacy Materials and Resources. 3 hours. Prepares pre-service teachers within both EC-4 and 4-8 certificate programs to plan for and implement literacy instruction across the curriculum. Selecting, evaluating and using developmentally and culturally appropriate materials and resources will be a focus as well as using content literacy strategies which support independent reading and writing in the content areas. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher education program.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

Secondary Education, EDSE = 0595

3800. Legal, Organizational and Professional Issues in Teaching. 3 hours. An overview of American secondary education, including history, purposes, legal bases, school organization, education as a profession and analysis of characteristics required for professional success. Prerequisite(s): junior standing and admission to teacher education. May be taken concurrently with EDSE 3830 and/or 4840.

3830. Teaching/Learning Process and Evaluation. 3 hours. Examines the processes of learning and the phenomena of adolescent development as they relate to teaching in the secondary school. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800 and admission to teacher education, or permission of program area.

4060. Content Area Reading in Secondary Schools. 3 hours. (0;0;3) Provides an overview of the reading process with emphasis on reading to learn in the secondary school content areas. Course provides knowledge and skills for identifying reading problems, modifying instructional materials and processes, and using writing to promote learning and thinking in the content areas. Instruction, assignments, directed field experience and other class activities may take place on site in a school setting. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800 and admission to teacher education.

4070. Teaching Diverse Populations. 3 hours. (0;0;3) Provides knowledge and skills required for developing and implementing challenging instruction for students who are culturally different, students who receive special education services and students who are identified as gifted and talented. Instruction, assignments, directed field experience and other class activities may take place on site in a school setting. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800 and admission to teacher education.

4108-4118. Student Teaching in the Secondary School. 3 hours each. Teaching under supervision. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800, 3830 and 4840, and senior standing. Required for those seeking secondary certification. See Student Teaching Program for details. Pass/no pass only.

4800-4810. Studies in Education. 1-3 hours each. Organized classes for program needs and student interest. Prerequisite(s): consent of department. Limited-offering basis. May be repeated for credit.

4840. Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management. 3 hours. (0;0;3) Provides knowledge and skills required for organizing and directing various instructional strategies in the secondary classroom. Content includes teaching strategies, approaches to classroom management and discipline, student motivation, student and teacher assessment and evaluation, and the use of media and technology in the classroom. Instruction, assignments, directed field experience and other class activities may take place on site in a school setting. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800 and admission to teacher education. Must complete 55 hours of field experience in a PDS.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

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