Administered by Department of Educational Studies and Secondary Education
Effective Fall, 2003
60.201 Field Studies in Education I (1) - Fifteen hour field experience to observe various teaching-learning situations. Weekly on-campus seminars.
60.204 Educational Computing and Technology (3) - Introduction to computer technology and the school setting that utilizes computers. Prerequisite: 45 semester hours.
60.205 Career Development and Life Planning (3) - Provides students with career information, values clarification and decision-making skills needed to develop sensitivity to these issues in light of the increasing complexity of the occupational experience.
60.206 Teachers, Schools and Society (2) - The intent of this course is to provide the student with a broad exposure to the realities of teaching. The course is organized around the key theme and interactive learning providing many opportunities for reflection, creative problem solving and peer collaboration. The course should help students answer the question, "Do I want to become a teacher?" Prerequisite: 15 hours of observation.
60.251 Psychological Foundations of Education (3) - A systematic analysis of theories of human motivation, development and learning related to the teaching-learning process. Psychological systems are compared and evaluated in terms of their philosophical bases, ideological commitments and as criteria for the development of models for educational policy and practice.
60.291 Principles of Teaching (3) - An introduction to the teaching process. Various instructional techniques, methodologies and approaches are explored. Topics include: developing instructional objectives, sequencing learning activities, applying the various taxonomies, conducting micro-teaching, discipline strategies, questioning techniques and mastery teaching. Class term project includes unit lesson plan and evaluative instrument. Prerequisites: 60.201, 60.251.
60.301 Field Studies in Education II (1) - Thirty hour field experience with involvement in a school setting. Develop lesson plans and teach two lessons under supervision. Produce reflective journal. Remaining time spent in weekly campus class seminars.
60.302 Research Literacy (3) - Provides an introduction to research methods and techniques. Gives the student the basic understanding to be a better consumer of research, to be more aware of the value of research and to be able to carry out beginning-level research projects.
60.311 Classroom Measures and Assessment (3) - Reviews principles of evaluation; grading; representative standardized tests; vocabulary of measurement, test construction and interpretation; informal and formal measurement in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor areas and alternative forms of assessment. Prerequisite: 45 semester hours, 60.291.
60.320 Digital Photography and Graphics for Teaching and Learning Environments (3) - This course will introduce students to digital movie production including the shooting, production, editing, and application phases. Students will produce and edit their own instructional videos using various text formats, sounds, and special effects. Movies will be converted to different file formats and saved on a variety of storage media for use in interactive multimedia presentations and on the Internet. After completing this course, students will be able to produce and edit digital video movies for integration into multimedia and web-based applications for the classroom.
60.321 Interactive Multimedia Authoring Systems for Teaching and Learning Environments (3) - Students will learn to use multimedia programs for presentations, interactive lessons, and student-centered multimedia projects. Students will explore various multimedia authoring systems and examine techniques for the incorporation of sound, video, graphic, animation, and text into multimedia programs. Consideration will be given to multimedia design in the areas of navigation, branching, user-control, and feedback. After completing this course, students will be able to use and multimedia resources for teacher-centered and student-centered classroom activities.
60.322 Creating and Editing Digital Video Movies for Teaching and Learning Environments (3) - This course will introduce students to digital movie production including the shooting, production, editing, and application phases. Students will produce and edit their own instructional videos using various text formats, sounds, and special effects. Movies will be converted to different file formats and saved on a variety of storage media for use in interactive multimedia presentations and on the Internet. After completing this course, students will be able to produce and edit digital video movies for integration into multimedia and web-based applications for the classroom.
60.323 Designing, Constructing, and Maintaining Web Sites for Teaching and Learning Environments (3) - This course will introduce students to the design, construction, and maintenance process of web site production for educational settings through the use of HTML and web editors. Students will create web portfolios using their own personal domain name and web sites. Students will learn web site design, navigation, site layout, and how to incorporate text, graphics, sound, and video into web pages. After completing this course, students will be able to construct, maintain and update their own web site for educational purposes.
60.324 eLearning Applications for Teaching and Learning Environments (3) - This is an online course that provides an overview of distance education as implemented over the web. Students will explore and experience the latest web-based and online instructional delivery systems and be given the opportunity to create their own eLearning lessons. Consideration will be given to challenges faced by both students and teachers in the delivery of instruction at a distance in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. A focus will be placed on comparing the similarities and differences between the traditional and online classroom. The advantages and disadvantages of the various types of eLearning systems will be compared. Students will communicate with the instructor and other classmates via e-mail, threaded discussion boards, and scheduled online chat sessions. After completing this course, students will be able to design, plan, and teach eLearning lessions for their classrooms that utilize various forms of technology.
60.325 Educational Technology Field Experience (3) - The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to work with a teacher or technology coordinator in a school district to apply some of the latest educational technology practices directly to the classroom. The format for this course will consist of group meetings on campus, online collaboration with the instructor and class, and field applications. Students will reflect upon and share their experiences with the class at the end of the semester. After completing this course, students will be more aware of the shortcomings and successes of using and applying technology in the schools.
60.350 Instructional Design Systems (3) - For preservice teachers and others who will create a community of learners integrating technology into the K-12 classroom. Uses hands-on experiences, virtual meetings, web-based resources to develop classroom activities to create a virtual learning community. Prerequisite: 30 credits.
60.351 Virtual Learning Communities (3) - For preservice teachers and others who will act as learning mentors and instructional designers. Uses hands-on experiences with the aid of cognitive strategies to develop classroom activities that promote how students know and how instructional planning can be better designed for learning. Prerequisite: 30 credits.
60.393 Social Foundations of Education (3) - An integrated multidisciplinary study of education focusing on the relationships among social conditions, social values and educational policies. The course focuses on those aspects and problems of society that need to be taken into account in determining educational policy, especially as this policy concerns the social role of the school.
60.406 Multicultural Education (3) - Studies school situations that reflect the cultural diversity of the nation and the world in their social and school goals and curricular and instructional aims and practices. Offers strategies for accommodating to the cultural norms, values, attitudes, behavior, language and learning styles of students and for teaching all students to understand and respect their own and other cultures.
60.416 Computers in the Curriculum (3) - The goal of this course is to provide curricula reforms that emphasize technology as an integral component of instruction. This instruction is supported by technology tools helps students construct knowledge and helps teachers create opportunities for more effective, meaningful, integrated learning. This course provides the resources to locate relevant instructional materials to design a curriculum rich in emerging technologies.
60.427 Classroom Management and Effective Discipline (3) - Focus on strategies for effective discipline and classroom management. Methods of planning for the beginning of the year and for establishing an effective classroom atmosphere that promotes learning throughout the year are reviewed. Current models and major theories of discipline are reviewed and evaluated. Prerequisites: 60.251, 60.291, 60.201, 60.301 .
60.431 Independent Study (1-3) - Requires consent of the department chairperson to schedule.
60.441, 60.442, 60.443 Workshop in Education (1-6) - Studies selected areas of education including research by individual students in a special teaching field.
60.451 Pupil Personnel Services in the Public School (3) - Comprehensive view of pupil personnel services in elementary and secondary schools; school attendance, school health programs, pupil transportation, psychological services, guidance services.
60.497 Teaching in Education: First Experience (6) - The secondary student teaching assignment is determined by the student's area of specialization. Provides opportunities for direct participating experiences. Places students in classrooms with public or private school teachers. The student's major determines their assignment: K-6 - one experience in a primary level and one experience in an intermediate level of a public school; N-K-3 - one experience in a preschool situation and one in a primary level of a public school or two experiences in a primary level of a public school.
60.498 Teaching in Education: Second Experience (6) - The secondary student teaching assignment is determined by the student's area of specialization.
60.501 Major Philosophies of Education (3) - Interprets modern educational problems and trends in the light of philosophical viewpoints; study of primary sources of concepts and philosophies which have influenced and are influencing education.
60.502 School and Society (3) - Examines effects of social class, family, and community pressures and changing patterns and standards of life in our society on the school program. Fosters understanding of these pressures and patterns so that the teacher can work effectively to encourage the good and reduce the harmful impacts of social forces in relationships of children.
60.503 History of American Educational Theory (3) - Historical foundations of American educational theory with emphasis on individuals and schools of thought which have influenced and are influencing education in America.
60.504 Technology for Teachers (3) - A hands-on introduction to the use of technology in the public school classroom. Teachers will be introduced to the computer, computer-related technologies, communication technologies, and new and emerging audio-visual technologies in creating technology learning environments. Consideration will be given to the use of technology as a communication medium. Teachers will learn to use Instructional Systems Design models in the planning, delivery and evaluation of technology practices in the schools.
60.505 Comparative Education (3) - Educational ideas and practices of various countries are examined for their impact upon our culture and education. Particular attention is given to the relationship of European educational programs to the American philosophy and practice of public education.
60.506 Multicultural Education (3) - Examines problems of the urban educational system. Emphasizes growth of sensitivity to the disadvantaged youngster, in-depth examination of current research findings in areas studied, teaching strategies, and resources and approaches to resolve major problems. Discussion of polarization in critical problem areas.
60.507 Using Newspapers in the Classroom (3) - Activity-centered course that provides an orientation to the use of the newspaper in various subject areas. Provides opportunities for the development of learning experiences.
60.512 Educational Media and Software (3) - Advanced study of the role of media in the education process. Includes critical assessment of that role, selection of equipment and materials for optimum utility, a review of contemporary literature in the field, and a production component involving advanced work in television, transparencies, slide-tape, and computer-assisted instruction.
60.514 Home, School and Community Relations (3) - Introductory course in public relations with special reference to elementary school. Develops a philosophy of partnership between home, school, and community. Considers principles, attitudes, and techniques to encourage community sharing in the planning of and assuming responsibility for good schools.
60.515 Integrating Technology into Teaching (3) - Creates technology products to help teachers become efficient experts, keen explorers and unique creators. Designed to find practical and effective ways to integrate technology resources and technology-based methods into everyday practices across all grade levels. Course projects are linked with well-research theories of learning and grounded with successful practices based on these theories. Each of these projects is designed to improve teaching and learning thus giving teachers the tools to use the unique qualities of technology to benefit both the teacher and the student.
60.516 Computers in the Curriculum (3) - The goal of this course is to provide curricula reforms that emphasize technology as an integral component of instruction. This instruction is supported by technology tools helps students construct knowledge and helps teachers create opportunities for more effective, meaningful, integrated learning. This course provides the resources to locate relevant instructional materials to design a curriculum rich in emerging technologies.
60.520 Guidance and Counseling for Exceptional Children (3) - Studies needs of exceptional children in public schools (including the academically talented); guidance and counseling techniques for teachers and guidance counselors in meeting those needs; guidance and counseling for exceptional children related to the total guidance counseling program.
60.522 Internet for Teachers (3) - An introductory course for teachers who would like to use the Internet as a resource for the classroom. Covers fundamental concepts of access to and using the World Wide Web, sharing ideas for practical classroom applications, evaluating Internet resources, and downloading and maintaining Internet software. Prerequisite is an introductory computer course at the undergraduate or graduate level. Taught on Macintosh computers and completing online assignments requires personal access to the Internet or ability to use university Macintosh labs outside of normal class hours.
60.527 Classroom Management and Effective Discipline (3) - Focuses on theories of effective discipline and classroom management. Methods of planning for the beginning of the year and for establishing an effective classroom organization to promote appropriate behavior throughout the year are reviewed. Current models and major theories of discipline are reviewed and evaluated.
60.530 Guidance in the Elementary Schools (3) - Covers concepts and techniques of the guidance process in the elementary school, behavioral and developmental problems, and releasing creative capacities of children.
60.531 Adapting Teaching Strategies to Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences (3) - This course provides students with ideas, techniques and approaches to using different learning styles and Multiple Intelligences Theory in the teaching/learning processes. The scope, sequence and substance of the course emphasizes hands-on activities, problem solving, class sidscussion, group activities and web-based research.
60.533 Measurement and Evaluation in the Elementary School (3) - Emphasizes construction, administration, and interpretation of group tests of intelligence, achievement, aptitude, and personality in elementary schools.
60.550 Problems in Guidance and Counseling (3) - Covers philosophy of guidance; history of the guidance movement; guidance needs of children and adolescents; methods of gathering data; nature of school records; interpretation of test results and inventories; use of occupational information and data; interviewing and counseling techniques.
60.551 Techniques in Counseling (3) - Focuses on theories, principles, and practices of counseling; development and use of counseling materials such as test results, educational information, and other pertinent materials.
60.552 Organization and Supervision of Guidance (3) - Examines types of guidance organizations used in schools and their effectiveness in providing for good guidance.
60.553 Group Processes in Guidance (3) (Experimental) - Enables learners to acquire a working knowledge of the group process and strategies for facilitating communication in groups. The nature and function of groups will be explored. Through theory and practice, teachers learn and practice skills in leading groups, empathic listening, discussion and decision-making. Teachers also learn to enhance students' self-awareness and self esteem in a group setting.
60.561 Measurement and Evaluation in the Secondary Schools (3) - Examines construction, administration, and interpretation of group tests in intelligence, achievement, aptitude, and personality in secondary schools.
60.565 Advanced Foundations of Education (3) - This course will provide a systematic analysis of theories of human development, learning and motivation related to the teaching and learning process. Students will investigate and evaluate psychological principles and theories and their implications for classroom decision making. themes underlying effective educational practices will be addressed, including interaction, cognitive processes, relevance, classroom climate, challenge, expectations and diversity.
60.573 Introduction to Educational Administration (3) - Focuses on examination of the functions and tasks of educational administration. Issues include the evolving school setting; the meaning, development, and work of school administrators; educational systems analysis; school personnel administration; administrative and organizational behavior; and career ladders in educational administration.
60.576 School Law and Finance (3) - Considers limitations established by local, state, and federal laws relating to the interactions of school personnel. Special attention to recent changes resulting from judicial decisions. Covers fiscal control of education with emphasis on local budgetary problems.
60.577 Educational Research for Supervision (3) - Considers development of ability to read and interpret educational research and apply it to a school situation. Conclusions concerning curriculum content and teaching strategies designed for the improvement of the educational process are emphasized.
60.578 Group Processes in Supervision (3) - Emphasis on group processes, communication in the group, and organizational goals related to educational supervision. Focuses on knowledge of and practice in laboratory experiences in group processes and applicability to supervision. Experiences provide opportunities for experimenting with and evaluating leadership skills and promoting creativity and initiative.
60.579 Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction (3) - Examines objectives, techniques, and materials of staff supervision; defines the supervisory function directed toward the improvement of instruction with emphasis on the interrelationships between the humanistic aspects of education and democratic administrative behavior; studies roles of contemporary supervision with respect to educational quality assessment, interpersonal relations, and the catalytic role of the supervisor.
60.580 Practicum in Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction (3) - Field-based practicum experience that places the candidate for a Curriculum and Instruction N-12 Supervisory Certificate in a cooperative relationship with an individual in a school setting responsible for the overall planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of a curricular and instructional program. Competency-based experiences discussed in a weekly seminar. Evaluation of the candidate's performance based on achievement of specified competencies.
60.581 Independent Study in Education (1-6) - Provides an opportunity for public school teachers to pursue in-service projects in cooperation with a faculty adviser. The teacher submits a "learning contract" to an adviser designated by the department chairperson. Contract includes details of the academic goals, descriptions of the project in its relation to the goals and of a proposal for a final report, a reading list, and the proposed credit. Permission to register for the course granted upon approval of the contract. Evaluation based on the written report and an examination by a committee appointed by the adviser and/or department chairperson. Students may register at any suitable time; the duration of the experience is flexible.
60.583 Seminar in Education (1-6) - Provides the opportunity for a group of teachers engaged in a common in-service project to use the resources of the university and its faculty. A "learning contract" similar to that of 60.581 is submitted by the group as a basis for permission to register. Papers relate to aspects of the project and to the literature designated in the contract. Discussion and criticism in seminar meetings under the direction of a faculty member. Evaluation is based on the seminar reports and a final comprehensive written report by the student.
60.584 Curriculum and Instructional Theory, Design and Development (3) - Competency-based course consisting of elements that provide a base in relevant theory associated with the activity of curriculum development. A review, critique, and evaluation of current theoretical positions and design methodology are an integral part of the course.
60.585 Curriculum and Instructional Evaluation (3) - Competency-based course consisting of elements providing a base for the student in current theory and practice in the evaluation of school curriculum and instruction. Reviews, critiques, and application of current thinking and practice in curriculum evaluation are an integral part of the course.