Teacher Education and Administration Courses

Business Education, BUED = 0512

Early Childhood, EDEC = 0515

Educational Foundations, EDUC = 0555

Elementary Education, EDEE = 0520

Reading, EDRE = 0525

Secondary Education, EDSE = 0595

Business Education, BUED = 0512

4503. Business Education Principles and Curriculum. 3 hours. An in-depth look at the current professional status of business education. Explores the business education secondary school curriculum in depth and articulates it with other educational levels, such as elementary, independent business schools, vocational trade/technical institutes and community colleges. History, issues, trends, current developments, learning principles, program promotion, the professional literature and applications of major research findings are all stressed. Note: This course is available only to teachers holding a valid teaching certificate or to business teacher education candidates who plan to do student teaching.

4513. Teaching of Business Education. 3 hours. Up-to-date teaching strategies are explored, with emphasis on both the basic business and the skill subjects. The essential elements for all business education courses at the secondary, middle school and elementary levels are scrutinized and discussed. Methods for implementing the state's minimum requirements are explored, with special emphasis on research-based procedures. NBEA's national guidelines also are analyzed. Course provides the student the background from which he or she can evaluate teaching methods in the various business subjects. Prerequisite(s): BUED 4503 with a minimum grade of C.

Early Childhood, EDEC = 0515

3350. Early Childhood Development and Learning (Pre-birth through Age 8). 3 hours. Basic principles of development and learning; the young child's cognitive, language, social, emotional and physical development. Requires 15 hours of observation. Prerequisite to all other education courses for Option IV students. Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in EDEC 3360.

3360. Early Childhood and Kindergarten Education. 3 hours. Types of current programs, foundations, professional decision making, parent/teacher/school relationships, professional organizations, legislation, survey of exceptionalities, and tests and measurements. Requires 15 hours of field experience in NAEYC-accredited or UNT-approved early childhood centers. Prerequisite to all other education courses. Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in EDEC 3350.

4106. Student Teaching in the Kindergarten. 3-6 hours. Teaching under supervision. Prerequisite(s): EDEE 3320, 4330, 4340, 4350, EDRE 4820; plus Option IV courses must be within 6 hours of completion. See Student Teaching Program for details. Pass/no pass only.

4107. Student Teaching in Prekindergarten. 3-6 hours. Teaching under supervision, children ages 3 and/or 4. Prerequisite(s): EDEE 3320, 4330, 4340 and 4350; EDRE 4820; plus Option IV courses must be within 6 hours of completion. See Student Teaching Program for details. Pass/no pass only.

4450. Developmental Prereading and Reading for Young Children (Ages 3-8). 3 hours. Techniques and materials for the progress of each child in the development of prereading abilities, the transition to beginning reading and the basic reading skills. The reading process is related to characteristics of young children, prevention and/or diagnosis and solution of problems, and working with parents. Courses includes 10-15 hours of field experience. Prerequisite(s): EDEC 3350 and 3360. Requires concurrent enrollment in EDEC 4460, 4470 and 4490 (does not apply to Option II: Reading).

4460. Mathematics for Preprimary and Primary Children (Ages 3-8). 3 hours. Pre-mathematics skills and beginning sequential mathematics concepts for appropriate stages of cognitive development of young children. Real-life experiences and the use of concrete materials. Course includes 10-15 hours of field experience. Prerequisite(s): EDEC 3350 and 3360. Requires concurrent enrollment in EDEC 4450, 4470 and 4490.

4470. Arts, Social Studies and Science for Young Children (Ages 3-8). 3 hours. Integration of science, social studies, health and safety; expression, appreciation and creativity through the arts music, art, movement and drama; and the relationship of these areas to the total early childhood program. Experiential activities, content, methods and materials. Course includes 10-15 hours of field experience. Prerequisite(s): EDEC 3350 and 3360. Requires concurrent enrollment in EDEC 4450, 4460 and 4490.

4490. Early Childhood Curriculum, Organization and Management. (Grades Pre-K through 3). 3 hours. Curriculum
development and principles; analysis of learning environment; instructional strategies; physical facilities, equipment and materials; and development, organization and evaluation of programs for childhood education. Course includes 10-15 hours of field experience. Prerequisite(s): EDEC 3350 and 3360. Requires concurrent enrollment in EDEC 4450, 4460 and 4470.

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.

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

Educational Foundations, EDUC = 0555

2000. Exploring Diversity Through Social Action. 3 hours. (2;0;45) Exploration of diverse populations in U.S. society through a field-based practicum in various settings throughout the Metroplex area. Weekly seminars will 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 Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

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

Elementary Education, EDEE = 0520

3310. Child Growth and Development. 3 hours. Development from prenatal and infancy to beginning adolescence; physical, mental and social characteristics of school-age child; major problems in child development. Requires 16 hours of observation. Prerequisite(s): those seeking elementary or all-level certification must apply for admission to the teacher education program prior to course enrollment.

3320. The Elementary School Curriculum (Grades K-8). 3 hours. (0;0;3) Principles and foundations of curriculum for grades K-8 in public schools. Students experience first hand the scope and sequence of the curriculum in an elementary/middle school setting. Assignments, directed field experience and other class activities take place on site in an elementary and/or middle school setting during the internship year. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the teacher education program, EDEE 3310, EDRE 4820 and 4860, along with an educational application computer course.

3380. Teaching/Learning/Assessment in Elementary Schools (Grades 1-8). 3 hours. (0;0;3) Principles of teaching and learning, classroom management and the design of instruction and assessment for elementary/middle schools. Students observe teaching and learning in real settings, design instructional units and assess student learning in an 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 includes participation in a field-based program, EDEE 3310, EDRE 4820, EDRE 4860, along with an educational application computer course. This course is to be taken in the professional year.

3440. Introduction to Instructional Technology. 3 hours. Introduction to class presentation and teacher productivity systems, including graphic, audio, video and computer-based materials. Laser discs, videotapes, LCD systems and computer software for the classroom. Prerequisite(s): CECS 1100. (Same as CECS 3440 and EDSE 3440.)

4105-4115. Student Teaching in the Elementary School. 3 hours each. Teaching under supervision. Prerequisite(s): EDEE 3310, EDEC 3360 or EDSP 3300, depending on certification option chosen; EDEE 3320, 4330, 4340, 4350; EDRE 4820. Required for those seeking elementary certification. See Student Teaching Program for details. Pass/no pass only.

4330. Science for Children (Grades 1-8). 3 hours. (0;2;3) Subject matter background and material organization for an integrated science program in the elementary/middle school. Students experience firsthand the scope and sequence of science education in an 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 includes participation in a field-based program, EDEE 3310, EDRE 4820, EDRE 4860, along with an educational application computer course. This course is to be taken in the professional year.

4340. Social Studies in Elementary School (Grades 1-8). 3 hours. (0;0;3) Principles of teaching social studies in the 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 an 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 includes participation in a field-based program, EDEE 3310, EDRE 4820, EDRE 4860, along with an educational application computer course. This course is to be taken in the professional year.

4350. Mathematics in the Elementary School (Grades 1-8). 3 hours. (0;0;3) 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 an 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 includes participation in a field-based program, EDEE 3310, EDRE 4820, EDRE 4860, along with an educational application computer course. This course is to be taken in the professional year.

4360. Multicultural Awareness for Elementary Teachers (Grades 1-8). 1 hour. (0;0;1) Curriculum materials, teacher attitudes and teaching strategies for diverse populations of students will be examined. Students observe ethnic and linguistic diversity, practice multicultural awareness and acceptance in real settings and experience firsthand the diversity in an elementary/middle school setting.
Assignments, directed field experience and other class activities take place on site in school setting. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the teacher education program includes participation in a field-based program, EDEE 3310, EDRE 4820, EDRE 4860, along with an educational application computer course. This course is to be taken in the professional year.

4370. Educational Measurement. 1 hour. Introduces basic principles of measurement and evaluation. Topics include definitions of testing; test scores and norms; validity, reliability and correlation; evaluation of standardized achievement tests; construction of teacher-made tests; and predictive and trait measurement tests. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the teacher education program includes participation in a field-based program, EDEE 3310, EDRE 4820, EDRE 4860, along with an educational application computer course.

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.

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): EDRE 4820.

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. Teaching Reading K-12. 3 hours. Reading process; sequential development of reading, kindergarten through college; total reading program; methods for various groupings and subject matter areas. For students with no previous course work in reading. Prerequisite(s): those seeking elementary or all-level certification must apply for admission to the teacher education program prior to course enrollment.

4830. Reading in the Content Area. 3 hours. Methods and materials for developing reading programs in subject fields. Higher-level reading and study skills are examined, as well as factors related to readability. Prerequisite(s): EDRE 4820.

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. 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): EDRE 4820, or concurrent enrollment in EDRE 4820.

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

Secondary Education, EDSE = 0595

3440. Introduction to Instruction Technology. 3 hours. Introduction to class presentation and teacher productivity systems, including graphic, audio, video and computer-based materials. Laser discs, videotapes, LCD systems and computer software for the classroom. Prerequisite(s): CECS 1100. (Same as CECS and EDEE 3440.)

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 consent of department. First enrollment in teacher education.

3830. Teaching/Learning Process and Evaluation. 3 hours. (0;0;3) Examines the processes of learning and the phenomena of adolescent development as they relate to teaching in the secondary school. Instruction, assignments, directed field experience including a semester-long observation sequence and other class activities will take place on site in a school setting. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800 and admission to teacher education and the Professional Development Center (PDC).

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 will take place on site in a school setting. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800 and admission to teacher education and the Professional Development Center (PDC).

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 will take place on site in a school setting. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800 and admission to teacher education and the Professional Development Center (PDC).

4108-4118. Student Teaching in the Secondary School. 3 hours each. Teaching under supervision. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800,
3830 and 4840, and senior standing. May be taken concurrently with EDSE 4060 and/or 4070. 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 will take place on site in a school setting. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800 and admission to teacher education and the Professional Development Center (PDC).

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

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