Education (Undergraduate)

Accreditation

The Teacher Education Programs of Graceland University have been approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

 

Teacher Education Programs

The Teacher Education Programs of Graceland University have been approved by the Iowa Department of Education. Information about the Graceland Teacher Education Program Title II Report is on the internet at www.graceland.edu. When planning to teach in a state other than Iowa, students will plan their programs in accordance with the requirements of the other state. The following endorsements are available:

  • Elementary Education (K-6 grade levels).
  • Secondary Education (5-12 grade levels).
  • Combination (K-8 and 5-12 grade levels — an option for secondary majors in Art, Music, and P.E. only).

Specific requirements for these programs can be found in the education section of the catalog and in the appropriate departmental sections for major and second teaching area requirements at the secondary level. Students enrolling at Graceland University to complete requirements for teacher licensure in Iowa or to add an additional endorsement(s) to a current Iowa teaching license will receive an official transfer credit evaluation and program of study from the Registrar. Students, who do not plan to complete education courses leading to licensure or an approved teaching endorsement, will be considered as being enrolled for personal enrichment and will not be eligible for an institutional recommendation from Graceland.

The student teaching field experience required for individuals who already have teacher licensure and are adding a mild/moderate special education endorsement is fullfilled with EDUC3450 or EDUC3550.

 

Coaching Endorsement (K-12 levels)

Students in Elementary, Secondary, or Combination Programs (see above) may seek a coaching endorsement. Requirements are listed in the Physical Education section of the catalog.

 

Admission to Teacher Education

Students should apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program after successfully completing EDUC2420 Entry Workshop. Application for admission is made through the Director of Teacher Education. Final approval is given by the Teacher Education Committee. Applicants must have:

  1. a minimum Graceland grade point average of 2.75 for all work attempted,
  2. a grade of “C” or higher in all education courses and a successful field work evaluation in EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab
  3. verification of completion of two sections (English and Math) of the College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (C-BASE) with scores of 235 or above,
    If a transfer student has already taken and passed a state approved entrance exam for another accredited Teacher Education Program prior to admittance to Graceland, those scores may be accepted in lieu of the C-BASE Exam. The student is responsible for providing official documentation of the scores to his or her advisor. The Teacher Education Committee determines if the test and scores match the criteria above.
  4. completed a technology survey and a diversity survey,
  5. a current graduation plan signed by their advisor,
  6. submit application and disclose revoked or suspended education related license or criminal convictions, and
  7. submitted three or more professional references (two of which must come from the GSOE), in which applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: caring attitude, collaboration, reflection, leadership, academic success, communication skills, organization, dependability, and integrity.

Admission to Student Teaching

Candidates seeking admission to Student Teaching are required to complete the following prior to March 1 of the year prior to when student teaching is to begin. Applicants must have:

  1. been admitted to the Teacher Education Program,
  2. completed required Education courses with e-portfolio assessed,
  3. maintained a 2.75 cumulative GPA,
  4. earned a "C" or higher grade in all required Education classes,
  5. completed a successful practicum or internship,
  6. removed incomplete grades in required Education courses or other courses. If completion of an incomplete grade is pending, submit a plan for completion before participation in student teaching,
  7. successfully passed at least the Content Knowledge portion of Praxiss II and
  8. scheduled the Principles of Learning and Teaching portion of Praxis II to take place prior to the end of student teaching.

Teacher Licensure

At the close of their final semester, students normally apply to the state for licensure. Teaching certificates are then issued by Iowa to applicants who meet these requirements:

  1. a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher and "C" or higher grades in all education courses,
  2. specific program completion with a "Pass" grade for student teaching,
  3. completion of program surveys and assessments,
  4. successful completion of e-portfolio,
  5. All Teacher Education candidates (Elementary and Secondary) must pass two PRAXIS II tests: a Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test, as well as a Content Knowledge test for your major (not endorsement area), and
  6. university recommendation.

When planning to teach in a state other than Iowa, students will plan their programs in accordance with the requirements of the other state. They will in turn be recommended by the university for those certificates for which they qualify.

BA Degree - Elementary Education (K-6 grade level)

In addition to the essential education requirements, majors in Elementary Education must complete the Education requirements and one approved concentration:

Education Requirements:

  • BIOL1400 Unity of Life or
  •      BIOL1260 Environmental Biology 3 s.h.
  • SCIE1310 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3 s.h.
  • ENGL1100 Discourse I or
         ENGL1120 Honors Discourse I 3 s.h.
  • ENGL2100 Discourse II or
         ENGL2120 Honors Discourse II 3 s.h.
  • MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
  • * Mathematics elective (MATH1250, MATH1320, MATH1380 recommended) 3 s.h.
  • HIST1320 World Civilizations II or
  •      HIST2420 U.S. History since 1877 3 s.h.
  • POLS1300 American Government or an approved American Government with civic literacy class
  • EDUC1400 Introduction to Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab for EDUC1400 1 s.h.
  • EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop 0 s.h.
  • EDUC3100 Human Relations for Educators 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading/Literacy Instruction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Areas 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3511 Methods of Teaching Elementary Science 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3530 Methods of Teaching Elementary Math 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3540 Methods Lab 1 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3590 Educational Psychology and Measurement 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum
         (may be met by electing EDUC3280, EDUC3290, EDUC3330, or EDUC3450).
         Students with concentrations in Art, Music, or Physical Education must conduct the
         internship in the appropriate subject area. 2-3 s.h.
  • EDUC4100 Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • ** EDUC4400 Elementary Student Teaching 14 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2500 Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts 1-3 s.h.
         OR Methods courses in 1. Elementary Physical Education 2. Health/Wellness 3. Visual Arts 4. Performance Arts
         (Music or Creative Drama)

*A Computer Science course will not meet the mathematics elective.

**Students with majors in Elementary Education and another teaching discipline who are seeking endorsements at both the elementary and secondary levels should substitute EDUC4450 Combination Student Teaching. Students with a concentration in K-8 Mild/Moderate Special Education should substitute EDUC4460 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching.

 

Art (K-8)

  • ARTS1210 2-D Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS1220 3-D Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS1230 Drawing 3 s.h.
  • ARTS2300 Art History Survey: Ancient to Medieval or
        
    ARTS2310 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Modern 3 s.h.
  • ARTS3100 Modern to Contemporary Art History 3 s.h.
  • Approved Art electives (not to include ARTS4350) 9 s.h.
  • ARTS3300 Art for Elementary School 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum (in Art) 2 s.h.

 

English/Language Arts (K-8)

  • EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading Instruction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
  • ENGL1100 Discourse I or
         ENGL1120 Honors Discourse I 3 s.h.
  • ENGL2100 Discourse II or
         ENGL2120 Honors Discourse II 3 s.h.
  • ENGL2330 Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865 3 s.h.
  • ENGL3100 Discourse III 3 s.h.
  • THTR1220 Beginning Acting or
  •      THTR1240 Vocal Presentation Skills 3 s.h.

 

Health (K-8)

  • BIOL1400 Unity of Life or
         BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
         PHED0610 Life Guard Training 1 s.h.
  • HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h.
  • HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab 1 s.h.
  • HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family 3 s.h.
  • 3 s.h. of Health related electives from:
  •    ATHT3100 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 s.h.
  •    BIOL2310 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 s.h.
  •    BIOL2350 Introduction to Microbiology 4 s.h. or
         BIOL2360 Microbiology 4 s.h.
  •    HLTH3120 Human Sexuality 3 s.h.
  •    HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 2 s.h.
  •    HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.

 

Mathematics (K-8)

  • Approved Computer Programming Elective 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3530 Methods of Teaching Elementary Math 3 s.h.
  • MATH1250 Informal Geometry or
  • MATH3320 Modern Geometry 3 s.h.
  • MATH1280 College Algebra 3 s.h.
  • MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
  • MATH1320 Mathematical Concepts II 3 s.h.
  • MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
  • Approved Mathematics Electives (MATH prefix) 6 s.h.

 

**K-8 Mild and Moderate Special Education:

  • EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3220 K-8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Learners 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3350 Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3450 K-6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4460 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching 14 s.h.

**Licensed teachers may meet student teaching requirement with EDUC3450 K-6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum, 2 s.h.

 

***5-12 Mild and Moderate Special Education

  • EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3230 5-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Learners 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3260 Transition Programming 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3350 Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities or
         EDUC3520 General Secondary Methods and Content Reading 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3550 7-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child & Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4470 Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching or
         EDUC4480 Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching 14 s.h.

***Licensed teachers may meet student teaching requirement with EDUC3550 7-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum, 2 s.h.

 

Physical Education (K-8)

  • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h. or
         BIOL3420 Human Anatomy 4 s.h. and BIOL3440 Human Physiology 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum (in P.E.) 2 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
         PHED0610 Life Guard Training 1 s.h.
  • HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h.
  • HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab 1 s.h.
  • PHED1100 New Games 1 s.h.
  • PHED1200 Motor Learning 2 s.h.
  • PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science 2 s.h.
  • PHED2350 Teaching Team Sports 2 s.h.
  • PHED2370 Teaching Individual Sports 2 s.h.
  • PHED2380 Creative Rhythm and Movement 3 s.h.
  • PHED/RECR3430 Adaptive Physical Education 3 s.h.
  • 3 s.h. of related Physical Education Electives from the following:
       ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
       Physical Education Activities 1-2 s.h. (PHED prefix, only 2 s.h. of which may be Intercollegiate Athletics)
       PHED3280 The Foundations of Physical Education 3 s.h.
       PHED3340 Biomechanics 3 s.h.

Reading (K-8)

  • EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading Instruction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3330 K-6 Reading Practicum 2-3 s.h.
  • EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Areas 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods (Elementary) 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3540 Methods Lab 1 s.h.

Science-Basic (K-8)

  • SCIE1250 Descriptive Astronomy 3 s.h.
  • SCIE1310 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3 s.h.
  • SCIE3030 The Nature of Science 3 s.h.
  • Elective of any class with SCIE, CHEM, or PHYS prefix 3 - 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3511 Methods of Teaching Elementary Science 3 s.h.
  • Six hours of chemistry from the following:
  • CHEM1330 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry 3 s.h.
  • CHEM1430 Principles of Chemistry I and CHEM1431 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 4 s.h.
  • CHEM1440 Principles of Chemistry II and CHEM1441 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 4 s.h.
  • Six hours of biology from the following:
  • BIOL1260 Environmental Biology 3 s.h.
  • BIOL1400 Unity of Life 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2100 Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Genetics 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2430 Animal Biology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2440 Plant Biology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.

 

Social Science-History (K-8)

  • HIST1310 World Civilizations I 3 s.h.
  • HIST1320 World Civilizations II 3 s.h.
  • HIST2400 Historical Inquiry 3 s.h.
  • HIST2410 United States History to 1877 3 s.h.
  • HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 3 s.h.
  • American History Electives 3 s.h.
  • World History Electives 3 s.h.
  • History Electives 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Art, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.

 

Social Science-Social Studies (K-8)

  • ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
  • HIST1310 World Civilizations I 3 s.h.
  • HIST1320 World Civilizations II 3 s.h.
  • HIST2410 United States History to 1877 3 s.h.
  • HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 3 s.h.
  • History Elective 3 s.h.
  • POLS1300 United States Government 3 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • SOCI1300 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.

 

PK-3 Early Childhood Education

  • EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2390 Early Childhood Education (Infants/Toddlers) 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3290 Early Childhood Practicum 2.5 s.h.
  • EDUC3310 Early Childhood Education (Preprimary/Kindergarten) 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3620 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4440 Early Childhood Student Teaching (substitutes for EDUC4400) 14 s.h.
  • HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h.
  • PHED2380 Creative Rhythm and Movement 3 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.

 

Secondary Education Program (5-12 grade level)

Education Requirements:

  • EDUC1400 Introduction to Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab for EDUC1400 1 s.h.
  • EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop 0 s.h.
  • EDUC3100 Human Relations for Educators 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3520 General Secondary Methods and Content Reading 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3590 Educational Psychology and Measurement 3 s.h.
  • *EDUC3720 7-12 Secondary Education Practicum 2 s.h.
  • EDUC4100 Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • **EDUC4420 Secondary Student Teaching 14 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • The appropriate methods course 3-5 s.h.

*Majors in Art, Music, and Physical Education may substitute EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum or EDUC3730 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum. Secondary subject-area majors with a 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement must enroll in EDUC3550 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum. Secondary candidates with more than one 5-12 teaching major should have an internship for each major to meet the pre-student teaching requirement of the state of Iowa for teaching majors.

**Students with majors in Elementary Education and another teaching discipline who are seeking endorsements at both the elementary and secondary levels should substitute EDUC4450 Combination Student Teaching. Students with a concentration in 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education should substitute EDUC4470 Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching.

Teaching Major Requirements
All secondary education candidates must complete at least one teaching major. The University offers the following secondary teaching major endorsements (see the corresponding departmental section of the catalog for specific major requirements):

Second Teaching Fields:
In addition to the teaching major, students may seek endorsements for the following second teaching fields:

Secondary education students majoring in any teaching major, who desire Iowa Teacher Certification with endorsements in K-8 Mild/Moderate Special Education, 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education, must complete the Secondary Teacher Education Program and the appropriate concentration, substituting EDUC4300 Secondary Classroom Management for EDUC4200 Elementary Classroom Management.

Combination Program (K-8 and 5-12 grade level)

A secondary education student majoring in Art, Health, Music, or Physical Education may also complete a modified Teacher Education program adding an elementary level endorsement in the same field (e.g., secondary and elementary music).

Combination Requirements and Modifications

Elementary Program (K-8 Art, Health, Music, and Physical Education)

Art, Health, Music, or Physical Education majors desiring a K-6 endorsement must complete the Secondary Education Program (5-12 grade-level requirements), substituting an elementary methods course in art, health, music, or physical education and EDUC4400 for a secondary methods course and EDUC4420.

  • Completion of the Secondary Education Program with a major in Art, Health, Music, or P.E. except as modified below:
  • Elementary methods courses in art, health, music, or P.E. 3-13 s.h.
  • EDUC4450 Combination Student Teaching 14 s.h.
  • Note: This combination includes 14 s.h. of student teaching credit, 7 s.h. elementary and 7 s.h. secondary.

Courses in Education

EDUC1400 Introduction to Education 3 s.h.
Emphasis is upon social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education; ethics; reflection; and professional development. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in this class for admittance into Teacher Education and to enroll in junior-level education classes. Prerequisite: At least second semester freshman standing. Co-requisite: EDUC1410

EDUC1410 Clinical Experience for EDUC1400 1 s.h.
A robust series of well-sequenced early clinical field experiences that connect to and integrate the content of EDUC1400. Students will observe and participate in teaching activities in a variety of P-12 classroom settings monitored by licensed professional educators as well as university faculty. Corequisite: EDUC1400 (concurrent registration required). (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC2000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

EDUC2100 Technology Applications in Education 3 s.h.
A hands-on course with a focus on the effective and appropriate use of technologies commonly used in the professional world and the field of education. This includes use of office applications, developing and working with multimedia such as video, podcasts, and professional audio recording, creating web pages, using cutting edge social media communications tools for marketing and communication, and extensive use of still and video cameras, audio recording tools, smartboards and tablet technologies. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
Study the psychological, socio-cultural, and linguistic foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction. Apply knowledge of language development, reading acquisition (birth through third grade), and the variations related to culture and linguistic diversity to provide effective instruction in reading and writing. Acquire knowledge of the unique needs and backgrounds of students with language differences and delays and uses effective strategies for facilitating the learning of standard English by all learners.

EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
A survey of literature for children. Prepare to use knowledge of children’s literature for modeling the reading and writing of varied genres, fiction and nonfiction, technology- and media-based information, and non-print materials; for motivating through the use of texts at multiple levels, representing broad interests, and reflecting varied cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and perspectives; and for matching text complexities to the proficiencies and needs of readers. Includes a brief survey of literature for the adolescent. Does not apply toward literature for general education.

+EDUC2390 Early Childhood Education (Infants/Toddlers) 3 s.h.
Focuses on the development and the implementation of integrated learning experiences that facilitate cognition, communication, social and physical development of typical and atypical infants and toddlers, including developmentally appropriate assessments and adaptations for children at risk or have exceptional needs, within the context of parent-child and care giver-child relationships. Co-requisite: EDUC3310, EDUC3620.

EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop 0 s.h.
Acquire information pertaining to teacher education requirements and candidate responsibilities for the program assessment system. Take the C-BASE examination and complete other testing required for program participation. Enroll the semester after completion of EDUC1400 Introduction to Education. Also required for all transfer students during their first semester or term at Graceland. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Co-requisite: EDUC1400.

EDUC2500 Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts 1-3 s.h.
Development of skills and abilities related to learning physical education, health/wellness, visual and performance arts methods for teaching in the elementary classroom.

EDUC3000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

EDUC3100 Human Relations for Educators 3 s.h.
Development of awareness of various societal subgroups, recognizing and dealing with dehumanizing biases, and learning to relate effectively to various groups in order to foster respect for diversity. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships. Introduction to pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in educating various societal subgroups. Pre- or co-requisite: EDUC1400. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality

EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 3 s.h.
Understand the general developmental, academic, social, career, and functional characteristics of individuals with mild and moderate disabilities. Examine educational alternatives and related services, including the role of the multidisciplinary team in studying etiologies of disabilities and providing appropriate educational programming. Prerequisites: EDUC1400 and junior standing. Co- or prerequisites: EDUC3580.

EDUC3220 K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education 4 s.h.
Learn to facilitate instructional methodologies for elementary-level learners with exceptional needs, including learning, behavioral, emotional, mental, and language disabilities in a mild/moderate setting. Prepare to plan individual educational programs and to implement curricula for the development of cognitive, academic, language, and functional life skills. Address remedial methods and techniques, including alternative methods for teaching skills and strategies, as well as appropriate assistive technology. One semester hour of this course is a supervised field experience. Prerequisites: EDUC3200, EDUC3580 and junior standing.

EDUC3230 5-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education 4 s.h.
Learn to facilitate instructional methodologies for secondary-level learners with exceptional needs, including learning, behavior, emotional, mental, and language disabilities in a mild/moderate setting. Prepare to plan individual educational programs and to implement curricula for the development of cognitive, academic, language, and functional life skills. Address remedial methods and techniques, including alternative methods for teaching skills and strategies, as well as appropriate assistive technology. One semester hour of this course is a supervised field experience. Prerequisites: EDUC3200, EDUC3580 and junior standing.

EDUC3260 Transition Programming 2 s.h.
An introduction to organizing and implementing career-vocational programs for secondary students with mild disabilities. Prerequisites: EDUC3580 and junior standing.

EDUC3280 Middle School Practicum 1-2 s.h.
A two-week practicum in a middle school classroom. Prerequisites: EDUC3560 and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis).

EDUC3290 Early Childhood Practicum 1-2.5 s.h.
A pre-student teaching practicum of at least 100 clock hours. Work with three age levels: (1) infant and toddler, (2) preprimary, and (3) primary students in two different settings such as rural and urban, and encompassing differing socioeconomic status, ability levels, cultural and linguistic diversity and program types and sponsorship. Prerequisites: EDUC2390, EDUC3200, EDUC3310 and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading/Literacy Instruction 3 s.h.
Study a range of research pertaining to reading, writing, and learning, including scientifically-based reading research, and knowledge of histories of reading. Examine major components of reading. Use a variety of assessment strategies to identify reading proficiencies and evaluating needs for planning and instruction and communicating results of assessments. Match text complexities to the proficiencies and needs of readers. Use knowledge of a range of research-based strategies and instructional technology for designing and delivering effective instruction across the curriculum, for grouping students, and for selecting materials appropriate for learners at various stages of reading and writing development and from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Prerequisite EDUC1400 and EDUC1410.

+EDUC3310 Early Childhood Education (Pre-primary/Kindergarten) 3 s.h.
Focuses on the development and the implementation of integrated learning experiences for typical and atypical preprimary and kindergarten children with focus on multicultural and nonsexist content that includes, aesthetic, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and developmentally appropriate adaptations for children at risk or have exceptional needs. Co-requisite: EDUC2390, EDUC3620.

EDUC3330 K-6 Reading Practicum 1-3 s.h.
A three-week practicum in elementary school literacy programs for struggling students. Work with a licensed professional who observes, evaluates, and provides feedback on knowledge, dispositions, and performance of the teaching of reading and writing. Effectively use reading and writing strategies, materials, and assessments based upon appropriate reading and writing research and work with colleagues and families in the support of reading and writing development. Prerequisites: EDUC3390, and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC3340 7-12 Reading Practicum 1-6 s.h.
A three-week practicum in middle or high school literacy programs for struggling students. Work with a licensed professional who observes, evaluates, and provides feedback on knowledge, dispositions, and performance of the teaching of reading and writing. Effectively use reading and writing strategies, materials, and assessments based upon appropriate reading and writing research and work with colleagues and families in the support of reading and writing development. Prerequisites: EDUC3390, and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC3350 Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 s.h.
Preparation in behavior management theories, methods, and techniques for K-12 students with mild/moderate learning, behavior, emotional, mental, and language disabilities. Address use of diagnostic instruments and non-aversive techniques for controlling targeted behaviors and attention deficits. Prepare to design, implement, and evaluate instructional programs that enhance an individual’s social participation in family, school, and community activities.

EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities 3 s.h.
Use knowledge of assessment instruments, procedures, and practices for the identification of students’ reading proficiencies and needs, for planning and revising instruction for all students as well as those with reading difficulties. Examine policies and procedures related to special programs, including Title I. Use knowledge of a range of research-based strategies and instructional technology for designing and delivering effective instruction and for selecting materials appropriate for learners at various stages of reading and writing development and from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Prerequisites: EDUC3300.

EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Areas 3 s.h.
Examine text structure and the dimensions of content area vocabulary and comprehension (e.g. literal, interpretive, critical, and evaluative). Focus on content area instruction in reading and writing that effectively uses a variety of research-based strategies and practices. Integrate curricular standards with student interests, motivation, and background knowledge. Prerequisites: EDUC3300.

EDUC3450 K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum 1-2 s.h.
A two-week practicum in Mild/Moderate Special Education Programs in elementary schools. Prerequisites: EDUC3200, EDUC3220, and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation 3 s.h.
A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in the education program. Co-requisite: EDUC3200 or EDUC3580.

EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
Curriculum and strategies for instructing language arts, reading, and the social sciences in the elementary school. Use knowledge and assessment of reading- writing-speaking connections, listening and viewing, the writing process, the stages of spelling development, writing genres and the connections between oral and written language development to effectively teach writing as communication and integrating within the areas of history, geography, and economics. Technology and classroom management as it applies to social science and literacy methods is included. Enroll during the semester prior to enrollment in student teaching. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program and junior standing. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

EDUC3511 Methods of Teaching Elementary Science 3 s.h.
An introduction to best-practice, research-based methods of inquiry based teaching and learning of science. Curriculum and strategies introduced for instructing in the areas of physical, earth/space, and life science. Integration of technology and classroom management as it applies to science methods included. Prerequisite: EDUC1400, junior standing.

EDUC3520 General Secondary Methods and Content Reading 3 s.h.
Study of theory and research related to content area reading in the secondary school. Apply techniques for evaluating textbooks, assessing achievement, improving comprehension and critical thinking, enhancing study skills, and developing vocabulary. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program, EDUC3590.

EDUC3530 Methods of Teaching Elementary Math 3 s.h.
An introduction to best-practice, research-based methods of teaching and learning mathematical processes to include problem solving, reasoning, communication, making connections and representations to the real life experiences for student learning. Curriculum, instruction, assessment, diagnosis and evaluation strategies introduced in the areas of numbers/operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and probability. Integration of technology and classroom management as it applies to math methods included. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

EDUC3540 Methods Lab 1 s.h.
Students apply curriculum planning and instructional strategies for teaching literacy and mathematics in a pre-student teaching clinical experience. Students are placed in two different grade levels to include one primary and one intermediate placement. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3530, 3480.

EDUC3550 7–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum 1-2 s.h.
A two-week practicum in Mild/Moderate Special Education Programs in secondary schools. Prerequisites: EDUC3200, EDUC3230, and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

+EDUC3560 Nature and Needs of the Middle Grades Child 3 s.h.
The nature and needs of the middle grades child (grades 5-8) as they relate to the middle school philosophy and curriculum. An overview of the history of the middle school movement in this country. Prerequisite: EDUC1400.

+EDUC3570 Curriculum for Middle Grades Education 3 s.h.
A study of the curriculum needs for the middle grades student with emphasis upon the unique transitional function of the middle school concept in curricular planning and materials selection. Prerequisite: EDUC1400, EDUC3560.

EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
Examine the philosophical, historical and legal bases for special education, including the definitions and etiologies of individuals with disabilities and exceptional learning needs. Study gifted individuals and those with exceptional needs from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Prerequisites: EDUC1400, PSYC1300.

EDUC3590 Educational Psychology and Measurement 3 s.h.
The relationship between psychology and education with emphasis on the individual as a learner and the psychology of the learning process. A review of teaching models and classroom test construction will be covered. Prerequisite: EDUC1400, PSYC1300.

 +EDUC3620 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 2 s.h.
Examines principles of administration, organization and operation of programs for ages 0-8 and their families, including staff and program development, supervision and evaluation of staff, and continuing improvement of programs and services. Examine legal aspects, historical, philosophical, and social foundations of early childhood education. Co-requisite: EDUC2390, EDUC3310.

EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
Examine legal provisions, regulations and guidelines regarding unbiased assessment and use of psychometric instruments and instructional assessment measures with disabilities as infants through high school age. Study a variety of instruments, procedures, and practices that range from individual to group and from formal to informal to alternative for the identification of students’ reading proficiencies and needs, for planning and revising instruction for all students, and for communicating results of ongoing assessment to all stakeholders. Practice administering, scoring and interpreting diagnostic tests used by schools to individualize program development and management, and identify the relationship between assessment and placement decisions. Prerequisite: EDUC3580, and junior standing.

EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum 1-2 s.h.
A required two-week internship for Elementary Education majors. Interns with endorsements in English/Language Arts, Health, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Speech Communication/Theatre have full-day placements in regular elementary classroom programs. Interns with endorsements in Art, Foreign Language, Music and Physical Education have placements in these specialty-area classrooms. Elementary majors may substitute PHED3400. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC3720 7-12 Secondary Education Practicum 1-2 s.h.
A required two-week internship for Secondary Teacher Education Program. Interns have full-day placements in secondary school subject-area programs. Co-requisite: subject-area methods class, EDUC3520, and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC3730 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum 1-2 s.h.
Candidates with majors in art, music, and physical education complete two weeks of internship in art, music, or physical education. Interns have full-day placement with half of experience at the secondary level and half at the elementary level. Co-requisite: subject-area methods courses, EDUC3520, admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC3900 Topics in Education 1-3 s.h.
Content may vary and will be announced at time of offering. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: EDUC1400.

EDUC4000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

EDUC4100 Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education 3 s.h.
A study of professional ethics, school law, educational policy, and professional organizations. As evidence of readiness for student teaching, students present a pedagogically sound portfolio which has been developed to meet the outcomes specified in the Graceland Teacher Education Program Model. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.

EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
Designed for the Elementary and Secondary Education majors in preparation for student teaching. Review several theoretical models for managing groups of students and develop a plan for structuring appropriate learning environment. Understand strategies which motivate students and techniques to monitor student engagement in active learning. Analyze and discuss the application of concepts and techniques. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.

*EDUC4400 Elementary Student Teaching (K-6) 6-14 s.h.
Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of elementary student teaching in accordance with the policies in the Teacher Education Handbook. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

* EDUC4420 Secondary Student Teaching (7-12) 6-14 s.h.
Secondary Education Candidates complete 14 weeks of secondary student teaching in accordance with the policies in the Teacher Education Handbook. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

* EDUC4440 Early Childhood Student Teaching 6-14 s.h.
Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of student teaching. Will include a placement with preprimary children and a placement from kindergarten to grade three. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

* If a candidate with more than one teaching major completes 14 semester hours of student teaching for one major (or endorsements that require student teaching), an additional six semester hours of student teaching will meet the student teaching requirement for the asterisked second teaching major.

EDUC4450 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching 6-14 s.h.
Candidates with majors in art, music, and physical education complete 14 weeks of student teaching in art, music, or physical education. Half (7 s.h.) of the experience is secondary level and half is elementary level. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

**EDUC4460 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching 6-14 s.h.
Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of student teaching. Will include a mild/moderate special education setting and a mainstream elementary classroom. This course substitutes for EDUC4400. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) 

** This is the only student teaching course required for elementary majors completing the K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement.

*** EDUC4470 Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching 6-14 s.h.
Secondary Education Candidates complete 14 weeks of student teaching to include placements in a mild/moderate special education setting and a secondary subject area classroom. This course substitutes for EDUC4420. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

***This is the only student teaching course required for secondary majors completing the K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement.

EDUC4480 Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching 6-14 s.h.
Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of student teaching. Will include a placement in a secondary mild/moderate special education setting and a mainstream elementary classroom. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

Support Courses for Education Major or Endorsements

ARTS1210 2-D Design 3 s.h.
Introduction to the visual arts which explores the elements of art and principles of 2-D design while focusing on creativity, idea development, formal criticism, and the understanding of visual language. Through the use of various media, tools, materials, and processes, emphasis will be placed on comprehending contemporary art, non-literal visual problem solving and presentation. Additional fee required. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Innovation

ARTS1220 3-D Design
Introduction to the principles of composition in three-dimensional space. Coordinated sequence of studio projects investigates the problems of spatial organization and focuses on creativity, idea development, formal criticism, and the understanding of visual language. Through the use of various media, tools, materials, and processes, emphasis will be placed on comprehending contemporary art, visual problem solving and presentation. Additional fee required. Goal 2A

ARTS1230 Drawing 3 s.h.
This introductory course considers drawing as a form of communication and a sustaining practice. Through the use of various drawing materials, observation, memory training, and composition are stressed to give the student a wide experience and solid base in the art, skill and history of drawing. Additional fee required. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

ARTS2300 Art History Survey: Ancient to Medieval 3 s.h.
Chronological, cultural and historical study of the visual arts from Paleolithic through Gothic periods in major Western and non-western civilizations. Focus is on the development and sustaining of cultural identity, preservation and cultivation of sustaining culture through storytelling and the birth of Land Art. Goal 4, ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

ARTS2310 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Modern 3 s.h.
Chronological, cultural and historical study of the visual arts, technology and innovations from Renaissance through Modern periods in major Western and non-western civilizations. Goal 4, ELO5 Arts - Innovation

ARTS3100 Modern to Contemporary Art History 3 s.h.
Cultural, social and historical study of the visual arts from the late 19th century to the present. Examines influences of privilege and inequality on the development of major artists, styles and movements from a global perspective. ELO5 Arts - Equality

+ ARTS3300 Art for the Elementary Schools 3 s.h.
Development of knowledge and skills to plan, organize, and facilitate meaningful art curricula for elementary art students, with attention to lesson preparation, child artistic development, material discovery and integration with other subjects. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program, junior standing.

ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries.

BIOL1260 Environmental Biology (3-0) 3 s.h.
An exploration of the environment, including the normal structure and functioning of ecosystems and the human impact on these ecosystems. Current environmental issues, such as human population growth, air and water pollution, climate change, loss of biodiversity, and ecosystem degradation, will be considered. Goal 1A, ELO6 Science - Peace

BIOL1400 Unity of Life (3-0) 3 s.h.
A study of the key characteristics of life that unite all living organisms, including humans. Emphasis will be placed on comparing how humans and other organisms fulfill basic life needs. Will not count for credit in the Biology major or minor. Goal 1A, ELO6 Science - Equality

BIOL2100 Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Genetics (3-2) 4 s.h.
A study of the various patterns and mechanisms of heredity, changes in the genetic material and the consequences of these genetic changes. The course will also give an introduction to cellular structures, macromolecules, and processes, including DNA replication, transcription, translation and cellular signaling. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM1330 or CHEM3410 (C or better strongly recommended). Goal 1A

BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) 3 s.h.
The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A

BIOL2310 Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2) 3 s.h.
The focus is on the physiology of the organ systems, specifically the endocrine and reproductive systems. Fluid-electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and metabolism are also emphasized. Online only. Prerequisite: BIOL2300. Goal 1A

BIOL2350 Introduction to Microbiology 4 s.h.
Students will learn about immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis will be placed on the cellular mechanisms and role of microbial pathogens (bacteria) and agents (viruses, prions) affecting human health and how they are treated. Credit is not allowed for this course and BIOL2360. Prerequisites: CHEM1330 or BIOL2100 or instructors consent.

BIOL2360 Microbiology (3-2) 4 s.h.
Students will learn about immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis will be placed on the cellular mechanism and role of microbial pathogens (bacteria) and agents (viruses, prions) affecting human health and how they are treated. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM1330 or BIOL2100 or instructor's consent. Goal 1A

BIOL2430 Animal Biology (3-2) 4 s.h.
A survey of the major groups in the animal kingdom, including sponges, cnidarians, molluscs, arthropods, echinoderms, vertebrates, etc. Within each group, taxonomy, internal and external form, reproduction, nutrition, and habitat will be considered. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL1400 or BIOL1520. Goal 1A

BIOL2440 Plant Biology (3-2) 4 s.h.
A survey of the major groups in the plant kingdom, including nonvascular plants, ferns and fern allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. Within each group, taxonomy, internal and external form, and reproductive life cycles will be considered. In addition, plant growth and metabolism, algae, and fungi will be covered. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL1400 or BIOL1520. Goal 1A

BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
Study of the principles upon which the science of nutrition is based and the analysis of the principles of nutrition as related to health and disease. Goal 1A

BIOL3420 Human Anatomy (3-2) 4 s.h.
A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL1400 or BIOL2100. Goal 1A

BIOL3440 Human Physiology (3-2) 4 s.h.
A systems oriented study of the function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels with an emphasis on medical physiology. Laboratory includes computer simulations and use of Biopac equipment. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL3420 (grade of C or better strongly recommended) and one semester of chemistry. Goal 1A

CHEM1430 Principles of Chemistry I (3-0) 3 s.h.
A study of the general principles, theories, and methods of chemistry. Emphasis is placed on the solving of mathematical problems. Intended for natural science majors and others who require a strong background in chemistry. Prerequisite: Two years of high school mathematics or MATH1280, and one year of high school chemistry or CHEM1330. Corequisite: CHEM1431 Principles of Chemistry I Lab. Goal 1A

CHEM1431 Principles of Chemistry I Lab (0-3) 1 s.h.
Additional fee required. Corequisite: CHEM1430 Principles of Chemistry I. Goal 1A

CHEM1440 Principles of Chemistry II (3-0) 3 s.h.
A continuation of CHEM1430. Includes semimicro methods of qualitative analysis and common gravimetric and volumetric methods of quantitative analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM1430/1431. Corequisite: CHEM1441 Principles of Chemistry II Lab. Goal 1A

CHEM1441 Principles of Chemistry II Lab (0-3) 1 s.h.
Additional fee required. Corequisite: CHEM1440 Principles of Chemistry II. Goal 1A

ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, national income, international trade and finance, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money, and banking. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship

ENGL1100 Discourse I 3 s.h.
"Discourse" refers to the language, images, styles, genres, behaviors and other forms of communication used by specific social and professional groups. This course introduces students to college-level writing and speaking, with a primary focus on composition. In order to lead productive academic, professional, and personal lives, students must learn to communicate their ideas effectively to different audiences in a variety of formats and contexts, as well as to seek and evaluate relevant messages sent by others. Students will produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts; and they will learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Prerequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: DEVL1250 or two high school English courses, one of which must be or prominently require composition (not creative writing), with a grade of "C" or better in both. All students must complete Discourse I or transfer in equivalent credit by the end of their third semester at Graceland. Goal 3B, ELO1A Communication

ENGL1120 Honors Discourse I 3 s.h.
"Discourse" refers to the language, images, styles, genres, behaviors and other forms of communication used by specific social and professional groups. This course introduces students to college-level writing and speaking, with a primary focus on composition. In order to lead productive academic, professional, and personal lives, students must learn to communicate their ideas effectively to different audiences in a variety of formats and contexts, as well as to seek and evaluate relevant messages sent by others. Designed to help exceptional students produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts and learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Admission by selection only. Goal 3B, ELO1A Communication

ENGL2100 Discourse II 3 s.h.
The second of three sequenced courses focused on integrated written and oral communication skill development emphasizing critical inquiry and research. Students will learn to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts that are based on sustained academic research. Students will continue to develop their understanding of critical discourse analysis and critical language awareness in the context of a range of discursive forms (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Prerequisite: ENGL1100. Goal 3C, ELO1B Communication

ENGL2120 Honors Discourse II 3 s.h.
The second of three sequenced courses focused on integrated written and oral communication skill development emphasizing critical inquiry and research. Students will learn to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts that are based on sustained academic research, and continue to develop their understanding of critical discourse analysis and critical language awareness in the context of a range of discursive forms (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Admission by selection only. Prerequisite: ENGL1120. Goal 3C, ELO1B Communication

ENGL2330 Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865 3 s.h.
Survey of writers from North and South America stretching from the advent of European colonization in the Western Hemisphere to the conclusion of the U.S. Civil War. The course will pay special attention to the legacies of colonialism and slavery, and the ways that literature and language, as oral storytelling and print culture, both underwrote systems of enslavement and created social movements for freedom and equality. Goal 2B, ELO5 Humanities - Equality

ENGL3100 Discourse III 3 s.h.
Teaches students to put the knowledge and skills learned in Discourse I and II into sustained, practical use by preparing them for substantial, interdisciplinary research projects. In this course, students will explore issues of civic, public, or community concern using rhetorical analysis, engage in deliberation over those issues, and ultimately propose solutions based on well-developed arguments. Students are expected to use strategies of critical discourse analysis and production to target the appropriate audience/recipients and to develop innovative and rhetorically effective texts (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Prerequisites: Discourse II and Junior standing. Goal 3D, ELO1C Communication

HIST1310 World Civilizations I 3 s.h.
An introductory survey of selected world civilizations from earliest times to approximately 1500 A.D., combining broad chronological coverage with intensive concentration on a small number of selected topics. Those social, political, economic and intellectual themes which have a direct bearing upon contemporary culture and society will be stressed. Goal 4, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship

HIST1320 World Civilizations II 3 s.h.
An introductory survey of selected world civilizations from the emergence of Western Europe as a center of world power. The impact of Western civilizations upon the development of other world civilizations and the contemporary emergence of a global perspective will be stressed. Goal 4, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship

HIST2400 Historical Inquiry 3 s.h.
An exploration of the nature, uses, and methodologies of historical inquiry. Designed to help students with an interest in history to better understand the discipline. Students formulate historical questions, engage in basic research, review literature, and investigate the nature of historical interpretation. Prerequisite: 9 semester hours of history courses or instructor permission.

HIST2410 United States History to 1877 3 s.h.
A survey of the personalities, events, and ideas which have shaped United States history from the earliest colonial settlements to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis upon the struggle for independence, the establishment of government under the Constitution, and the succeeding political, social, and economic movements that culminated in the Civil War. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Innovation

HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 3 s.h.
A survey of the personalities, events, and ideas that have shaped United States history since the Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis upon the rise of the industrial United States, 20th century adjustments to prosperity, depression and world war, and the political, social, and economic changes since World War II. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Innovation

HLTH1100 First Aid 1 s.h.
The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer 1 s.h.
Provide the professional responder with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide care for injuries, sudden illnesses, breathing and cardiac emergencies to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Meets emergency cardiac care (ECC) standards and includes skill in adult and pediatric CPR, airway obstruction, 2nd rescuer CPR, AED and barrier devices. Recommended for student in health-related fields. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

HLTH1300 Lifetime Health and Fitness Lab 2 s.h.
The basic knowledge, understanding, components, and values of fitness and health as they relate to optimal healthful living. Theory and practical application of the basic concepts related to overall fitness and health will be provided by classroom and laboratory experiences (physical activity required). Goal 3F

HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health 2 s.h.
An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern.

HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h.
Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab 1 s.h.
Methods and development of teaching competence for prospective K-8 teachers in the health education classroom and physical education classroom and early childhood classroom. Intended for early childhood and education majors (including Health Education and Physical Education). To be taken concurrently with HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development.

HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior 3 s.h.
This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

HLTH3120 Human Sexuality 3 s.h.
Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
This course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of health as implemented in community settings. The nature and structure of official government health programs, voluntary health agencies, professional health groups and individual efforts in improving health practices will be explored.

HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 3 s.h.
General safety education through the life span with emphasis on prevention and intervention for home, school, recreation, occupation, and traffic.

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HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.
A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

MATH1250 Informal Geometry 3 s.h.
Major ideas from the various fields of geometry. Topics include analytical, transformational, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, constructions, tiling the plane, and topology. Goal 3A

MATH1280 College Algebra 3 s.h.
Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations and inequalities, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, combinatorics, mathematical induction. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra or DEVL1200. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, and measurement. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH1320 Mathematical Concepts II 3 s.h.
A systematic development of the real number system and its subsystems, symbolic logic. Prerequisite: MATH1310. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
Data analysis and measures of central tendency, dispersion, and correlation. Introduction to probability. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Bivariate regression. Elementary ANOVA. Introduction to nonparametric techniques. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH3320 Modern Geometry 3 s.h.
Foundations of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350 or consent of instructor. Goal 3A

POLS1300 United States Government 3 s.h.
The nature, philosophy, and history of the United States federal system with major consideration given to the national government, its organization, and the interrelation and functions of its component parts. A consideration of the political processes and legal concepts implicit in the American government. Goal 1B, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

PHED1100 New Games 1 s.h.
Development and participation of new games for the K-12 learner, lifelong learner, and leisure.

PHED1200 Motor Learning 2 s.h.
Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills.

PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science 2 s.h.
The emphasis will be on the development of ideal fundamental movement patterns primarily focused on the upper body and core developed through the principles of progression, variety and precision. We will emphasize the understanding and application of efficient progressions to simultaneously assess, reverse, and reduce injury by improving tissue health. We will accomplish this by asking why through the use of a comprehensive self assessment of proper mobility, ideal muscle balances, and functional movement patterns, and through the use of these assessments we will become skilled at preventative protocols, to arrest, reduce and eliminate unhealthy environments in our soft tissue with the ultimate goal to develop ideal fundamental movement patterns.

PHED2350 Teaching Team Sports 2 s.h.
Teaching technique, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball. Prerequisite: Health and Movement Science major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.

PHED2370 Teaching Individual Sports 2 s.h.
Teaching techniques, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as golf, bowling, disc golf and racquet sports. Prerequisite: Health and Movement Science major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.

PHED2380 Creative Rhythm and Movement 3 s.h.
The study and understanding of movement concepts as they relate to special awareness, effort, and rhythm through movement education, dance, and educational gymnastics.

PHED3280 The Foundations of Physical Education 3 s.h.
An introduction to the body of knowledge encompassing the discipline of physical education and the role of the professional physical educator. The course includes the historic philosophies, biologic, anatomic, psychologic, sociologic, and anthropologic foundations of physical education and their impact on human performance and values in sport.

PHED3340 Biomechanics 3 s.h.
A systematic study of the bones, joints, and muscles of the human body as well as internal external forces initiating and modifying movement. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 must show grade of "C" or higher. Goal 10 (Goal 10 Catalog 0809+)

PHED3430 Adaptive Physical Education 3 s.h.
Theory and techniques of adaptive, corrective and developmental activities to meet the needs of "special persons."

POLS1300 United States Government 3 s.h.
The nature, philosophy, and history of the United States federal system with major consideration given to the national government, its organization, and the interrelation and functions of its component parts. A consideration of the political processes and legal concepts implicit in the American government. Goal 1B, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C

SCIE1250 Descriptive Astronomy 3 s.h.
A descriptive presentation of the theory and structure of the universe to include celestial coordinates, laws of orbital motion, evolution of the solar system, comets and meteoroids, stellar and galactic structure. Some use of the observatory is included. Goal 1A

SCIE1310 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3 s.h.
An integrated study of selected principles and concepts of physics, earth science, and chemistry. (Not intended for science majors.) Goal 1A, ELO6A Science - Peace

SCIE3030 The Nature of Science 3 s.h.
An overview of the history and philosophy of science and an investigation of contemporary problems, issues, and concepts in the sciences. A study of the interrelatedness of the several fields of science as well as the relation of science to other areas of scholarship. Prerequisite: Any college biological or physical science course. Goal 1A

SOCI1300 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
Introduction to the perspective of sociology, its basic concepts and principles and an overview of the field.Includes study of social classes, sex roles, crime and deviance, socialization, social movements and others. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality

+ SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family 3 s.h.
Sociological study of the family institution. Topics include dating, marital roles and interaction patterns, socialization, divorce, and others. Goal 1C

THTR1220 Beginning Acting 3 s.h.
Study and practice of the fundamentals of acting through improvisation and exploratory exercises. Basic principles of stage performance designed to enhance the student’s appreciation of the art form are emphasized. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Innovation

THTR1240 Vocal Presentation Skills 3 s.h.
The study and use of effective physical and vocal presentation methods. Goal 3B

+ Denotes an alternate year course.