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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 here. 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 fulfilled 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 will apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program after successfully meeting all EDUC2420 Entry Workshop requirements; application for admission will be completed as part of course requirements. Acceptance into the program is approved by the Teacher Education Committee.

EDUC2420 Course requirements:

  1. Complete an entrance assessment and a PRAXIS II preparation plan.
  2. Complete the GSOE technology and diversity surveys
  3. Submit a graduation plan approved by their advisor
  4. Submit one professional reference

In addition, applicants must:

  1. Earn a minimum Graceland University GPA of 2.75
  2. Earn a grade of “C” or higher in all education courses and successful completion of EDUC1300 Introduction to Education OR an approved Introduction to Education and EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab
  3. Submit and disclose revoked or suspended education-related licenses (e.g. para-educator, coaching, etc.) and/or any criminal convictions
  4. Undergo periodic state background checks
  5. Submit two additional professional references (for a total of 3; two of which must come from GSOE faculty)

 

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. taken the Content Knowledge portions of Praxis II the semester prior to student teaching and
  8. registered for the Principles of Learning and Teaching portion of Praxis II by 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 general education requirements, majors in Elementary Education must complete the Education requirements and one approved concentration:

    Education Requirements:

    *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.

    Courses Offered
    • COMM1100Foundations of Public Speaking
      COMM1100 Foundations of Public Speaking - 3 s.h.

      Foundations of Public Speaking focuses on practices in the speech processes of writing, delivery, listening, audience analysis, criticism, and performance of introductory, informative, persuasive, and mediated speeches. The course introduces foundations of academic research and provides students with the skillset to expand their critical thinking and speaking to meet the dynamic demands of public communication. The emphasis of the course is on learning through performance and application of communication principles and tools. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. Prerequisite C or better in ENGL1100. ELO1B Communications, GE1B Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    • EDUC1300Introduction to Education
      EDUC1300 Introduction to Education - 3 s.h.

      Emphasis is upon social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education; ethics; reflection; and professional development. Includes a series of observation and teaching activities in a variety of P-12 classroom settings monitored by licensed professional educators as well as university faculty. 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. (Additional background check fee required.)

    • EDUC1410Clinical Experience Lab
      EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab - 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. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC2120Human Relations
      EDUC2120 Human Relations - 3 s.h.

      Analysis of various societal subgroups and how such groups recognize and deal with dehumanizing biases. Students learn to relate effectively to various groups to foster understanding and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships. Introduction to ethnographic analysis and pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in working with and educating various societal subgroups. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace, GE3E Liberal Learning-Social Sciences

    • EDUC2300Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Elementary Education
      EDUC2300 Children’s and Adolescent 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.

    • EDUC2420Teacher Education Entry Workshop
      EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop - 0.0 s.h.

      Acquire information pertaining to teacher education requirements and candidate responsibilities for the program assessment system. Take the GSOE entrance assessment, PRAXIS II preparation plan, among other requirements for program participation. Required for all transfer students during their first semester or term at Graceland. (Additional E-Portfolio fee required. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC2500Teaching PK/Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts
      EDUC2500 Teaching PK/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 preschool and elementary classroom.

    • EDUC3280Middle School Practicum
      EDUC3280 Middle School Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

      A two-week practicum in a middle school classroom. Prerequisites: EDUC3560. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis).

    • EDUC3290Early Childhood Practicum
      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: EDUC3200, EDUC3310. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3300Foundations of Literacy Instruction
      EDUC3300 Foundations of 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 EDUC1300.

    • EDUC3330K-6 Reading Practicum
      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. Pre or Corequisite: EDUC3390. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3450K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum
      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. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3475Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies
      EDUC3475 Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies - 3 s.h.

      Best-practice, research-based instructional methods for teaching social studies in an elementary classroom including citizenship, history, geography, civic literacy, and economics. Strategies for integrating content reading strategies, technology and classroom management with social studies are incorporated. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    • EDUC3481Language Arts, Reading, and Writing
      EDUC3481 Language Arts, Reading, and Writing - 3 s.h.

      Curriculum and strategies for instructing language arts, reading, and writing 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 content areas. Technology and classroom management as it applies to literacy methods is included. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    • EDUC3511Science Methods for Elementary Educators
      EDUC3511 Science Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to science methods included. Prerequisite: EDUC1300, admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    • EDUC3530Math Methods for Elementary Educators
      EDUC3530 Math Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to math methods included. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    • EDUC3540Elementary Education Methods Lab
      EDUC3540 Elementary Education 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 Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3530, 3481.

    • EDUC3580Education of Exceptional Child and Adult
      EDUC3580 Education 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: EDUC1300, PSYC1300.

    • EDUC3590Educational Psychology
      EDUC3590 Educational Psychology - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the theories and practices connecting psychology and education. The course addresses the social contexts of child development (0-adult), classroom culture, learning, individual differences, social-emotional learning, and their implications related to physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children and the impact on learning. Measurement strategies are introduced and provide an understanding of classroom, local, state, and national assessments.  Prerequisite: EDUC1300

    • EDUC3710K-6 Elementary Education Practicum
      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, and Social Studies have full-day placements in regular elementary classroom programs. Interns with endorsements in Art, 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.)

    • EDUC4250Professional Practice Semimar
      EDUC4250 Professional Practice Semimar - 3 s.h.

      Designed for Elementary and Secondary Education teacher candidates with a focus on preparation for professional practice. The integrated study of professional ethics, legal frameworks, and pedagogical responsibilities in and out of the classroom. Emphasis on the assessment of students’ diverse needs and application of effective and culturally relevant instructional and classroom management strategies. An introduction to the Model Code of Ethics for Educators and the Iowa Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics frameworks and their role in professional decision-making.   Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.

    • EDUC4380Capstone Seminar
      EDUC4380 Capstone Seminar - 0.0 s.h.

      The seminar is designed to promote a successful transition to student teaching and to provide a forum for peer support. Topics will center on discussions and assignments that merge education program coursework knowledge and teaching practice. The seminar is also designed to assist candidates as they apply for an initial Iowa teaching license and begin the job search. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC4400Elementary Student Teaching (K-6)
      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.) * 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.

    • EDUC4450Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching
      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.)

    • EDUC4460Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
      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.

    • ENGL1100Composition I: Introduction to Writing
      ENGL1100 Composition I: Introduction to Writing - 3 s.h.

      This is a writing-intensive course preparing students to become stronger, more confident writers as they develop their writing process habits and their ability to think critically about arguments around them. Students can expect to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written texts in addition to learning about grammar-use in context with an emphasis on meaning within the editing process. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. In order to move on to COMM1100, students must earn the grade of a "C" or higher. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken 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. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken 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. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication

    • HIST1320World Civilizations II
      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, ELO5 Histories - Innovation, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    • HIST2420United States History Since 1877
      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, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    • HONR1010Honors 101
      HONR1010 Honors 101 - 3 s.h.

      Interdisciplinary first-year seminar provides a common intellectual experience for new Honors students and introduces them to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Designed to help exceptional students produce, deliver, and, analyze written and oral texts and learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Substitutes for Discourse I. Admission by selection only. ELO1A Communication, GE1B Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    • HONR2010Honors 201
      HONR2010 Honors 201 - 3 s.h.

      The second of two sequenced interdisciplinary Honors seminars focused on developing the skills of written and oral communication, critical inquiry, and research. Students produce, deliver, and analyze college-level written and oral texts 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). Reinforces the common intellectual experience of the Honors program and further exposes students to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Admission by selection only. Substitutes for Discourse II. Prerequisite: HONR1010. ELO1B Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    • MATH1310Mathematical Concepts
      MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts - 3 s.h.

      A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, set theory, counting, measurement, and algebra. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1360Statistics for Critical Thinking
      MATH1360 Statistics for Critical Thinking - 3 s.h.

      A critical thinking approach to data analysis, measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, probability, estimation and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • POLS1300United States Government
      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.

    • PSYC2250Developmental Psychology
      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. ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • SCIE1200Integrated Science with Lab
      SCIE1200 Integrated Science with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A broad overview of concepts from earth and space science (e.g., physical and historical geology, structure and processes of the hydrosphere, and astronomy), life sciences (e.g., structure and function of cells, levels of organization, genetics, evolution, classification and characteristics of the major groups of organisms, structures and functions of plant organs and systems, anatomy and physiology of animals (including human body systems), and ecology), and physical sciences (e.g., structure and properties of matter, relationships between energy and matter, chemical reactions, mechanics, electricity, magnetism, waves, and optics). Not intended for science majors. Additional fee required. Fulfills liberal learning science course. GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences

    COMM1100Foundations of Public Speaking EDUC1300Introduction to Education EDUC1410Clinical Experience Lab EDUC2120Human Relations EDUC2300Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Elementary Education EDUC2420Teacher Education Entry Workshop EDUC2500Teaching PK/Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts EDUC3280Middle School Practicum EDUC3290Early Childhood Practicum EDUC3300Foundations of Literacy Instruction EDUC3330K-6 Reading Practicum EDUC3450K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum EDUC3475Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies EDUC3481Language Arts, Reading, and Writing EDUC3511Science Methods for Elementary Educators EDUC3530Math Methods for Elementary Educators EDUC3540Elementary Education Methods Lab EDUC3580Education of Exceptional Child and Adult EDUC3590Educational Psychology EDUC3710K-6 Elementary Education Practicum EDUC4250Professional Practice Semimar EDUC4380Capstone Seminar EDUC4400Elementary Student Teaching (K-6) EDUC4450Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching EDUC4460Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching ENGL1100Composition I: Introduction to Writing HIST1320World Civilizations II HIST2420United States History Since 1877 HONR1010Honors 101 HONR2010Honors 201 MATH1310Mathematical Concepts MATH1360Statistics for Critical Thinking POLS1300United States Government PSYC2250Developmental Psychology SCIE1200Integrated Science with Lab
    Course Descriptions
    COMM1100 Foundations of Public Speaking - 3 s.h.

    Foundations of Public Speaking focuses on practices in the speech processes of writing, delivery, listening, audience analysis, criticism, and performance of introductory, informative, persuasive, and mediated speeches. The course introduces foundations of academic research and provides students with the skillset to expand their critical thinking and speaking to meet the dynamic demands of public communication. The emphasis of the course is on learning through performance and application of communication principles and tools. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. Prerequisite C or better in ENGL1100. ELO1B Communications, GE1B Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    EDUC1300 Introduction to Education - 3 s.h.

    Emphasis is upon social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education; ethics; reflection; and professional development. Includes a series of observation and teaching activities in a variety of P-12 classroom settings monitored by licensed professional educators as well as university faculty. 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. (Additional background check fee required.)

    EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab - 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. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC2120 Human Relations - 3 s.h.

    Analysis of various societal subgroups and how such groups recognize and deal with dehumanizing biases. Students learn to relate effectively to various groups to foster understanding and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships. Introduction to ethnographic analysis and pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in working with and educating various societal subgroups. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace, GE3E Liberal Learning-Social Sciences

    EDUC2300 Children’s and Adolescent 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.

    EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop - 0.0 s.h.

    Acquire information pertaining to teacher education requirements and candidate responsibilities for the program assessment system. Take the GSOE entrance assessment, PRAXIS II preparation plan, among other requirements for program participation. Required for all transfer students during their first semester or term at Graceland. (Additional E-Portfolio fee required. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC2500 Teaching PK/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 preschool and elementary classroom.

    EDUC3280 Middle School Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

    A two-week practicum in a middle school classroom. Prerequisites: EDUC3560. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (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: EDUC3200, EDUC3310. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC3300 Foundations of 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 EDUC1300.

    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. Pre or Corequisite: EDUC3390. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    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. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC3475 Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies - 3 s.h.

    Best-practice, research-based instructional methods for teaching social studies in an elementary classroom including citizenship, history, geography, civic literacy, and economics. Strategies for integrating content reading strategies, technology and classroom management with social studies are incorporated. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    EDUC3481 Language Arts, Reading, and Writing - 3 s.h.

    Curriculum and strategies for instructing language arts, reading, and writing 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 content areas. Technology and classroom management as it applies to literacy methods is included. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    EDUC3511 Science Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to science methods included. Prerequisite: EDUC1300, admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    EDUC3530 Math Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to math methods included. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    EDUC3540 Elementary Education 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 Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3530, 3481.

    EDUC3580 Education 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: EDUC1300, PSYC1300.

    EDUC3590 Educational Psychology - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the theories and practices connecting psychology and education. The course addresses the social contexts of child development (0-adult), classroom culture, learning, individual differences, social-emotional learning, and their implications related to physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children and the impact on learning. Measurement strategies are introduced and provide an understanding of classroom, local, state, and national assessments.  Prerequisite: EDUC1300

    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, and Social Studies have full-day placements in regular elementary classroom programs. Interns with endorsements in Art, 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.)

    EDUC4250 Professional Practice Semimar - 3 s.h.

    Designed for Elementary and Secondary Education teacher candidates with a focus on preparation for professional practice. The integrated study of professional ethics, legal frameworks, and pedagogical responsibilities in and out of the classroom. Emphasis on the assessment of students’ diverse needs and application of effective and culturally relevant instructional and classroom management strategies. An introduction to the Model Code of Ethics for Educators and the Iowa Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics frameworks and their role in professional decision-making.   Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.

    EDUC4380 Capstone Seminar - 0.0 s.h.

    The seminar is designed to promote a successful transition to student teaching and to provide a forum for peer support. Topics will center on discussions and assignments that merge education program coursework knowledge and teaching practice. The seminar is also designed to assist candidates as they apply for an initial Iowa teaching license and begin the job search. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    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.) * 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.

    ENGL1100 Composition I: Introduction to Writing - 3 s.h.

    This is a writing-intensive course preparing students to become stronger, more confident writers as they develop their writing process habits and their ability to think critically about arguments around them. Students can expect to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written texts in addition to learning about grammar-use in context with an emphasis on meaning within the editing process. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. In order to move on to COMM1100, students must earn the grade of a "C" or higher. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken 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. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken 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. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication

    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, ELO5 Histories - Innovation, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    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, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    HONR1010 Honors 101 - 3 s.h.

    Interdisciplinary first-year seminar provides a common intellectual experience for new Honors students and introduces them to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Designed to help exceptional students produce, deliver, and, analyze written and oral texts and learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Substitutes for Discourse I. Admission by selection only. ELO1A Communication, GE1B Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    HONR2010 Honors 201 - 3 s.h.

    The second of two sequenced interdisciplinary Honors seminars focused on developing the skills of written and oral communication, critical inquiry, and research. Students produce, deliver, and analyze college-level written and oral texts 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). Reinforces the common intellectual experience of the Honors program and further exposes students to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Admission by selection only. Substitutes for Discourse II. Prerequisite: HONR1010. ELO1B Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts - 3 s.h.

    A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, set theory, counting, measurement, and algebra. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1360 Statistics for Critical Thinking - 3 s.h.

    A critical thinking approach to data analysis, measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, probability, estimation and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    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. ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    SCIE1200 Integrated Science with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A broad overview of concepts from earth and space science (e.g., physical and historical geology, structure and processes of the hydrosphere, and astronomy), life sciences (e.g., structure and function of cells, levels of organization, genetics, evolution, classification and characteristics of the major groups of organisms, structures and functions of plant organs and systems, anatomy and physiology of animals (including human body systems), and ecology), and physical sciences (e.g., structure and properties of matter, relationships between energy and matter, chemical reactions, mechanics, electricity, magnetism, waves, and optics). Not intended for science majors. Additional fee required. Fulfills liberal learning science course. GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences

  • Elementary Education Concentrations

    Concentrations

    Art (K-8)

    English/Language Arts (K-8)

    *Health (K-8)

    *If not obtaining in conjunction with a PE endorsement. If obtaining Health (K-8) with a PE endorsement, SCIE1200 is not required.

    Mathematics (K-8)

    **K-8 Mild and Moderate Special Education:

    **Licensed teachers may meet student teaching requirement with EDUC3450 K-6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum – 1-2 s.h.

    ***5-12 Mild and Moderate Special Education

    ***Licensed teachers may meet student teaching requirement with EDUC3550 7-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum – 1-2 s.h.

    Music (K-8)

    Physical Education (K-8)

    Reading (K-8)

    Science-Basic (K-8)

    Social Science-History (K-8)

    Social Science-Social Studies (K-8)

    PK-K Early Childhood Education

    Courses Offered
    • ARTS1210Making and Meaning
      ARTS1210 Making and Meaning - 3 s.h.

      Students will explore a variety of techniques and concepts that focus on the generation, development, and communication of new ideas through exploration of the principles and elements of design in relation two-dimensional design and color theory. This course explores the relationship of material, method, and process in the construction of meaning in art. Students experiment with interdisciplinary research methods to generate projects reflecting current topics of interest.  Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    • ARTS1220Surface, Space, and Time
      ARTS1220 Surface, Space, and Time - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to surface, space, and time as an artistic medium. Lectures, readings, demonstrations, and hands-on projects help students identify and understand surface, space, and time-based principles in art and design. Emphasis will be places on three-dimensional and four-dimensional narrative and visual storytelling practices.  Studio Fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    • ARTS1230Drawing
      ARTS1230 Drawing - 3 s.h.

      This introductory course considers drawing as a form of communication and a sustaining practice. 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. Contemporary and non-traditional drawing methods will be explored. Additional fee required. Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

    • ARTS2330Art History: Innovation and Politics
      ARTS2330 Art History: Innovation and Politics - 3 s.h.

      Theme-based art history course exploring topics such as innovation, power, politics, architecture, entertainment, sacred spaces, sustainability, and eco art throughout art history to the present. ELO5 Arts - Innovation, GE3A Liberal Learning-Arts.

    • ARTS3110Art History: Activism, Empathy and Justice
      ARTS3110 Art History: Activism, Empathy and Justice - 3 s.h.

      Theme-based art history course that explores topics such as activism, empathy, justice, disability, mental illness, feminism, sexuality, queer art, social and civic engagement, labor, and race throughout art history to the present. ELO5 Arts - Equality, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace, GE3A Liberal Learning-Arts.

    • ARTS3300Art for the Elementary Schools
      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. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
      ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries - 3 s.h.

      Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries.

    • BIOL2100Cell Biology and Genetics with Lab
      BIOL2100 Cell Biology and Genetics with Lab - 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, CHEM3410, or (CHEM1410 and CHEM1450). (C or better strongly recommended). Goal 1A

    • BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2)
      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

    • BIOL2310Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2)
      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

    • BIOL2350Introduction to Microbiology
      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 or enrollment in the RN to BSN program.

    • BIOL2360Microbiology with Lab
      BIOL2360 Microbiology with Lab - 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: BIOL2100 or instructor's consent. Goal 1A

    • BIOL2430Animal Biology with Lab
      BIOL2430 Animal Biology with Lab - 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: BIOL1500, BIOL1520 or instructor's consent. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BIOL2440Plant Biology with Lab
      BIOL2440 Plant Biology with Lab - 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: BIOL1500, BIOL1520 or instructor's consent. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BIOL3420Human Anatomy with Lab
      BIOL3420 Human Anatomy with Lab - 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: BIOL2100 or PHED1500.

    • BIOL3440Human Physiology with Lab
      BIOL3440 Human Physiology with Lab - 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 or BIOL2100.

    • CHEM1420General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab
      CHEM1420 General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab - 4 s.h.

      General Chemistry II Workshop is appropriate for any student interested in developing a strong background in chemistry. It is the continuation of CHEM1430. Students will gain a deeper understanding of basic chemical principles and will emphasize problem solving. It is fairly rigorous and will draw upon previous chemistry experience as well as mathematics and other science fields. Major areas to be covered include physical properties of solids, liquids, and solutions, intermolecular forces, energy changes in chemical reactions, thermodynamics, gas-phase equilibrium, and aqueous acid/base equilibrium. Laboratory activities and experiments are closely related to concepts introduced in class discussions and will allow students to develop their laboratory skills. Good safety practices and experimental record keeping will be stressed. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and discussions in addition to homework assignments, individual/group study and preparation for exams. Prerequisite: CHEM1410.

    • COMM1100Foundations of Public Speaking
      COMM1100 Foundations of Public Speaking - 3 s.h.

      Foundations of Public Speaking focuses on practices in the speech processes of writing, delivery, listening, audience analysis, criticism, and performance of introductory, informative, persuasive, and mediated speeches. The course introduces foundations of academic research and provides students with the skillset to expand their critical thinking and speaking to meet the dynamic demands of public communication. The emphasis of the course is on learning through performance and application of communication principles and tools. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. Prerequisite C or better in ENGL1100. ELO1B Communications, GE1B Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    • ECON1300Principles of Macroeconomics
      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, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    • EDUC2160Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration
      EDUC2160 Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration - 3 s.h.

      Study of 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.  A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.

    • EDUC2300Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Elementary Education
      EDUC2300 Children’s and Adolescent 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.

    • EDUC2500Teaching PK/Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts
      EDUC2500 Teaching PK/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 preschool and elementary classroom.

    • EDUC3200Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12
      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: EDUC1300. Co- or prerequisites: EDUC3580.

    • EDUC3220K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education
      EDUC3220 K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 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.

    • EDUC32305-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education
      EDUC3230 5-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 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.

    • EDUC3261Transition Programming and Collaboration
      EDUC3261 Transition Programming and Collaboration - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to organizing and implementing career-vocational programs for secondary students with mild disabilities. A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.  Prerequisites: EDUC3580

    • EDUC3290Early Childhood Practicum
      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: EDUC3200, EDUC3310. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3300Foundations of Literacy Instruction
      EDUC3300 Foundations of 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 EDUC1300.

    • EDUC3310Early Childhood Education (Pre-primary/Kindergarten)
      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: EDUC3620. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC3330K-6 Reading Practicum
      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. Pre or Corequisite: EDUC3390. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3350Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities
      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.

    • EDUC3390Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities
      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.

    • EDUC3450K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum
      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. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3470Collaborative Consultation
      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 an education setting.

    • EDUC3475Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies
      EDUC3475 Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies - 3 s.h.

      Best-practice, research-based instructional methods for teaching social studies in an elementary classroom including citizenship, history, geography, civic literacy, and economics. Strategies for integrating content reading strategies, technology and classroom management with social studies are incorporated. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    • EDUC3481Language Arts, Reading, and Writing
      EDUC3481 Language Arts, Reading, and Writing - 3 s.h.

      Curriculum and strategies for instructing language arts, reading, and writing 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 content areas. Technology and classroom management as it applies to literacy methods is included. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    • EDUC3511Science Methods for Elementary Educators
      EDUC3511 Science Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to science methods included. Prerequisite: EDUC1300, admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    • EDUC3520General Secondary Methods and Content Reading
      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.

    • EDUC3530Math Methods for Elementary Educators
      EDUC3530 Math Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to math methods included. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    • EDUC3540Elementary Education Methods Lab
      EDUC3540 Elementary Education 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 Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3530, 3481.

    • EDUC35507–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum
      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. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3580Education of Exceptional Child and Adult
      EDUC3580 Education 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: EDUC1300, PSYC1300.

    • EDUC3620Administration of Early Childhood Programs
      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: EDUC3310. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC3630Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation
      EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation - 3 s.h.

      Examine legal provisions, regulations and guidelines of assessments and use of psychometric instruments. Review and discuss classroom assessments and instructional assessment measures for students with disabilities (infant through high school age). Study a variety of instruments, procedures, and practices that range from individual, group, formal, informal, and alternative assessments. Assessments utilized for the identification of students’ reading proficiencies/needs, planning and revising instruction, planning and placement decisions, and communicating results of ongoing assessment to all stakeholders. Prerequisite: EDUC1300.

    • EDUC3710K-6 Elementary Education Practicum
      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, and Social Studies have full-day placements in regular elementary classroom programs. Interns with endorsements in Art, 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.)

    • EDUC4440Early Childhood Student Teaching
      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.

    • EDUC4460Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
      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.

    • EDUC4470Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
      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.

    • EDUC4480Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
      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.)

    • ENGL1100Composition I: Introduction to Writing
      ENGL1100 Composition I: Introduction to Writing - 3 s.h.

      This is a writing-intensive course preparing students to become stronger, more confident writers as they develop their writing process habits and their ability to think critically about arguments around them. Students can expect to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written texts in addition to learning about grammar-use in context with an emphasis on meaning within the editing process. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. In order to move on to COMM1100, students must earn the grade of a "C" or higher. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken 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. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken 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. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication

    • ENGL2330Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865
      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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace

    • ENGL3100Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking)
      ENGL3100 Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking) - 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: ENGL2100 or HONR2010 and Junior standing. Goal 3D, ELO1C Communication

    • HIST1310World Civilizations I
      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, ELO5 Histories - Sustainability

    • HIST1320World Civilizations II
      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, ELO5 Histories - Innovation, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    • HIST2400Historical Inquiry
      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.

    • HIST2410United States History to 1877
      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

    • HIST2420United States History Since 1877
      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, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    • HLTH1100First Aid
      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.

    • HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development
      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.

    • HLTH2410Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab
      HLTH2410 Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab - 1 s.h.

      Development of teaching competence for prospective K-12 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 for Teachers track.

    • HLTH2560Nutrition
      HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

      A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    • HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior
      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.)

    • HLTH3120Human Sexuality
      HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

      Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    • HLTH3220Personal and Community Health
      HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health - 3 s.h.

      A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    • HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance
      HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance - 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.

    • HONR1010Honors 101
      HONR1010 Honors 101 - 3 s.h.

      Interdisciplinary first-year seminar provides a common intellectual experience for new Honors students and introduces them to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Designed to help exceptional students produce, deliver, and, analyze written and oral texts and learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Substitutes for Discourse I. Admission by selection only. ELO1A Communication, GE1B Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    • HONR2010Honors 201
      HONR2010 Honors 201 - 3 s.h.

      The second of two sequenced interdisciplinary Honors seminars focused on developing the skills of written and oral communication, critical inquiry, and research. Students produce, deliver, and analyze college-level written and oral texts 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). Reinforces the common intellectual experience of the Honors program and further exposes students to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Admission by selection only. Substitutes for Discourse II. Prerequisite: HONR1010. ELO1B Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    • MATH1280College Algebra
      MATH1280 College Algebra - 3 s.h.

      Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1310Mathematical Concepts
      MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts - 3 s.h.

      A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, set theory, counting, measurement, and algebra. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • PHED0610Life Guard Training
      PHED0610 Life Guard Training - 1 s.h.

      This course is designed for students who are interested in learning and developing the skills and knowledge which will enable them to be certified and serve as lifeguard. Additional fee required.

    • PHED1100New Games
      PHED1100 New Games - 1 s.h.

      Development and participation of new games for the K-12 learner, lifelong learner, and leisure.

    • PHED1500Introduction to Kinesiology
      PHED1500 Introduction to Kinesiology - 3 s.h.

      This course is designed to introduce students to the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to anatomical movements in the body. Students will examine the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, and their relationships with exercise science.

    • PHED2120Motor Learning
      PHED2120 Motor Learning - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills.

    • PHED2380Creative Rhythm and Movement
      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.

    • PHED2390Teaching Team and Individual Sports
      PHED2390 Teaching Team and Individual Sports - 3 s.h.

      Teaching technique, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, bowling, disc golf, and racquet sports. Prerequisite: Health and Physical Education major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.

    • PHED3280The Foundations of Physical Education
      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.

    • PHED3340Biomechanics with Lab
      PHED3340 Biomechanics with Lab - 4 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. Includes a lab experience. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 or BIOL3420 with a grade of "C" or higher. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.

    • PHED3430Adaptive Physical Education
      PHED3430 Adaptive Physical Education - 3 s.h.

      Theory and techniques of adaptive, corrective and developmental activities to meet the needs of "special persons."

    • POLS1300United States Government
      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.

    • PSYC2250Developmental Psychology
      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. ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • PSYC2320Marriage and the Family (also SOCI2320)
      PSYC2320 Marriage and the Family (also SOCI2320) - 3 s.h.

      A social science approach to relationships and attraction with a focus on marriage and the family unit. Topics include dating, marital roles, parenting, and interaction patterns. Explores disruptions such as divorce and domestic violence as well as clinical and community-level interventions from a systems perspective. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • SCIE1250Descriptive Astronomy
      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.

    • SCIE3030The Nature of Science
      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.

    • SOCI1300Introduction to Sociology
      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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • SOCI2320Marriage and the Family (also PSYC2320)
      SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family (also PSYC2320) - 3 s.h.

      A social science approach to relationships and attraction with a focus on marriage and the family unit. Topics include dating, marital roles, parenting, and interaction patterns. Explores disruptions such as divorce and domestic violence as well as clinical and community-level interventions from a systems perspective.

    • THTR1220Beginning Acting
      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.

    ARTS1210Making and Meaning ARTS1220Surface, Space, and Time ARTS1230Drawing ARTS2330Art History: Innovation and Politics ARTS3110Art History: Activism, Empathy and Justice ARTS3300Art for the Elementary Schools ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries BIOL2100Cell Biology and Genetics with Lab BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) BIOL2310Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2) BIOL2350Introduction to Microbiology BIOL2360Microbiology with Lab BIOL2430Animal Biology with Lab BIOL2440Plant Biology with Lab BIOL3420Human Anatomy with Lab BIOL3440Human Physiology with Lab CHEM1420General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab COMM1100Foundations of Public Speaking ECON1300Principles of Macroeconomics EDUC2160Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration EDUC2300Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Elementary Education EDUC2500Teaching PK/Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts EDUC3200Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 EDUC3220K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education EDUC32305-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education EDUC3261Transition Programming and Collaboration EDUC3290Early Childhood Practicum EDUC3300Foundations of Literacy Instruction EDUC3310Early Childhood Education (Pre-primary/Kindergarten) EDUC3330K-6 Reading Practicum EDUC3350Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities EDUC3390Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities EDUC3450K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum EDUC3470Collaborative Consultation EDUC3475Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies EDUC3481Language Arts, Reading, and Writing EDUC3511Science Methods for Elementary Educators EDUC3520General Secondary Methods and Content Reading EDUC3530Math Methods for Elementary Educators EDUC3540Elementary Education Methods Lab EDUC35507–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum EDUC3580Education of Exceptional Child and Adult EDUC3620Administration of Early Childhood Programs EDUC3630Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation EDUC3710K-6 Elementary Education Practicum EDUC4440Early Childhood Student Teaching EDUC4460Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching EDUC4470Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching EDUC4480Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching ENGL1100Composition I: Introduction to Writing ENGL2330Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865 ENGL3100Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking) HIST1310World Civilizations I HIST1320World Civilizations II HIST2400Historical Inquiry HIST2410United States History to 1877 HIST2420United States History Since 1877 HLTH1100First Aid HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development HLTH2410Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab HLTH2560Nutrition HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior HLTH3120Human Sexuality HLTH3220Personal and Community Health HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance HONR1010Honors 101 HONR2010Honors 201 MATH1280College Algebra MATH1310Mathematical Concepts PHED0610Life Guard Training PHED1100New Games PHED1500Introduction to Kinesiology PHED2120Motor Learning PHED2380Creative Rhythm and Movement PHED2390Teaching Team and Individual Sports PHED3280The Foundations of Physical Education PHED3340Biomechanics with Lab PHED3430Adaptive Physical Education POLS1300United States Government PSYC2250Developmental Psychology PSYC2320Marriage and the Family (also SOCI2320) SCIE1250Descriptive Astronomy SCIE3030The Nature of Science SOCI1300Introduction to Sociology SOCI2320Marriage and the Family (also PSYC2320) THTR1220Beginning Acting
    Course Descriptions
    ARTS1210 Making and Meaning - 3 s.h.

    Students will explore a variety of techniques and concepts that focus on the generation, development, and communication of new ideas through exploration of the principles and elements of design in relation two-dimensional design and color theory. This course explores the relationship of material, method, and process in the construction of meaning in art. Students experiment with interdisciplinary research methods to generate projects reflecting current topics of interest.  Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    ARTS1220 Surface, Space, and Time - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to surface, space, and time as an artistic medium. Lectures, readings, demonstrations, and hands-on projects help students identify and understand surface, space, and time-based principles in art and design. Emphasis will be places on three-dimensional and four-dimensional narrative and visual storytelling practices.  Studio Fee required. ELO5 Arts - Innovation

    ARTS1230 Drawing - 3 s.h.

    This introductory course considers drawing as a form of communication and a sustaining practice. 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. Contemporary and non-traditional drawing methods will be explored. Additional fee required. Studio fee required. ELO5 Arts - Sustainability

    ARTS2330 Art History: Innovation and Politics - 3 s.h.

    Theme-based art history course exploring topics such as innovation, power, politics, architecture, entertainment, sacred spaces, sustainability, and eco art throughout art history to the present. ELO5 Arts - Innovation, GE3A Liberal Learning-Arts.

    ARTS3110 Art History: Activism, Empathy and Justice - 3 s.h.

    Theme-based art history course that explores topics such as activism, empathy, justice, disability, mental illness, feminism, sexuality, queer art, social and civic engagement, labor, and race throughout art history to the present. ELO5 Arts - Equality, ELO5 Arts - Equality and Peace, GE3A Liberal Learning-Arts.

    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. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries - 3 s.h.

    Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries.

    BIOL2100 Cell Biology and Genetics with Lab - 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, CHEM3410, or (CHEM1410 and CHEM1450). (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 or enrollment in the RN to BSN program.

    BIOL2360 Microbiology with Lab - 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: BIOL2100 or instructor's consent. Goal 1A

    BIOL2430 Animal Biology with Lab - 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: BIOL1500, BIOL1520 or instructor's consent. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL2440 Plant Biology with Lab - 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: BIOL1500, BIOL1520 or instructor's consent. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL3420 Human Anatomy with Lab - 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: BIOL2100 or PHED1500.

    BIOL3440 Human Physiology with Lab - 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 or BIOL2100.

    CHEM1420 General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab - 4 s.h.

    General Chemistry II Workshop is appropriate for any student interested in developing a strong background in chemistry. It is the continuation of CHEM1430. Students will gain a deeper understanding of basic chemical principles and will emphasize problem solving. It is fairly rigorous and will draw upon previous chemistry experience as well as mathematics and other science fields. Major areas to be covered include physical properties of solids, liquids, and solutions, intermolecular forces, energy changes in chemical reactions, thermodynamics, gas-phase equilibrium, and aqueous acid/base equilibrium. Laboratory activities and experiments are closely related to concepts introduced in class discussions and will allow students to develop their laboratory skills. Good safety practices and experimental record keeping will be stressed. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and discussions in addition to homework assignments, individual/group study and preparation for exams. Prerequisite: CHEM1410.

    COMM1100 Foundations of Public Speaking - 3 s.h.

    Foundations of Public Speaking focuses on practices in the speech processes of writing, delivery, listening, audience analysis, criticism, and performance of introductory, informative, persuasive, and mediated speeches. The course introduces foundations of academic research and provides students with the skillset to expand their critical thinking and speaking to meet the dynamic demands of public communication. The emphasis of the course is on learning through performance and application of communication principles and tools. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. Prerequisite C or better in ENGL1100. ELO1B Communications, GE1B Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    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, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    EDUC2160 Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration - 3 s.h.

    Study of 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.  A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.

    EDUC2300 Children’s and Adolescent 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.

    EDUC2500 Teaching PK/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 preschool and elementary classroom.

    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: EDUC1300. Co- or prerequisites: EDUC3580.

    EDUC3220 K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 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.

    EDUC3230 5-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 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.

    EDUC3261 Transition Programming and Collaboration - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to organizing and implementing career-vocational programs for secondary students with mild disabilities. A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.  Prerequisites: EDUC3580

    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: EDUC3200, EDUC3310. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC3300 Foundations of 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 EDUC1300.

    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: EDUC3620. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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. Pre or Corequisite: EDUC3390. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (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.

    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. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (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 an education setting.

    EDUC3475 Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies - 3 s.h.

    Best-practice, research-based instructional methods for teaching social studies in an elementary classroom including citizenship, history, geography, civic literacy, and economics. Strategies for integrating content reading strategies, technology and classroom management with social studies are incorporated. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    EDUC3481 Language Arts, Reading, and Writing - 3 s.h.

    Curriculum and strategies for instructing language arts, reading, and writing 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 content areas. Technology and classroom management as it applies to literacy methods is included. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    EDUC3511 Science Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to science methods included. Prerequisite: EDUC1300, admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    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 Math Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to math methods included. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    EDUC3540 Elementary Education 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 Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3530, 3481.

    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. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC3580 Education 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: EDUC1300, 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: EDUC3310. +This course is only offered every other year.

    EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation - 3 s.h.

    Examine legal provisions, regulations and guidelines of assessments and use of psychometric instruments. Review and discuss classroom assessments and instructional assessment measures for students with disabilities (infant through high school age). Study a variety of instruments, procedures, and practices that range from individual, group, formal, informal, and alternative assessments. Assessments utilized for the identification of students’ reading proficiencies/needs, planning and revising instruction, planning and placement decisions, and communicating results of ongoing assessment to all stakeholders. Prerequisite: EDUC1300.

    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, and Social Studies have full-day placements in regular elementary classroom programs. Interns with endorsements in Art, 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.)

    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.

    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.)

    ENGL1100 Composition I: Introduction to Writing - 3 s.h.

    This is a writing-intensive course preparing students to become stronger, more confident writers as they develop their writing process habits and their ability to think critically about arguments around them. Students can expect to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written texts in addition to learning about grammar-use in context with an emphasis on meaning within the editing process. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. In order to move on to COMM1100, students must earn the grade of a "C" or higher. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken 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. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication. Corequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: ENGL1110 unless they have taken 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. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and 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, ELO5 Humanities - Equality and Peace

    ENGL3100 Discourse III (Advanced Writing and Speaking) - 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: ENGL2100 or HONR2010 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, ELO5 Histories - Sustainability

    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, ELO5 Histories - Innovation, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    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, GE3B Liberal Learning-Histories.

    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.

    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-12 Health and Physical Education Lab - 1 s.h.

    Development of teaching competence for prospective K-12 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 for Teachers track.

    HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

    A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    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.

    HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health - 3 s.h.

    A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance - 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.

    HONR1010 Honors 101 - 3 s.h.

    Interdisciplinary first-year seminar provides a common intellectual experience for new Honors students and introduces them to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Designed to help exceptional students produce, deliver, and, analyze written and oral texts and learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Substitutes for Discourse I. Admission by selection only. ELO1A Communication, GE1B Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    HONR2010 Honors 201 - 3 s.h.

    The second of two sequenced interdisciplinary Honors seminars focused on developing the skills of written and oral communication, critical inquiry, and research. Students produce, deliver, and analyze college-level written and oral texts 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). Reinforces the common intellectual experience of the Honors program and further exposes students to the culture and opportunities of a small liberal arts institution. Admission by selection only. Substitutes for Discourse II. Prerequisite: HONR1010. ELO1B Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    MATH1280 College Algebra - 3 s.h.

    Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts - 3 s.h.

    A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, set theory, counting, measurement, and algebra. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    PHED0610 Life Guard Training - 1 s.h.

    This course is designed for students who are interested in learning and developing the skills and knowledge which will enable them to be certified and serve as lifeguard. Additional fee required.

    PHED1100 New Games - 1 s.h.

    Development and participation of new games for the K-12 learner, lifelong learner, and leisure.

    PHED1500 Introduction to Kinesiology - 3 s.h.

    This course is designed to introduce students to the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to anatomical movements in the body. Students will examine the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, and their relationships with exercise science.

    PHED2120 Motor Learning - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills.

    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.

    PHED2390 Teaching Team and Individual Sports - 3 s.h.

    Teaching technique, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, bowling, disc golf, and racquet sports. Prerequisite: Health and Physical Education major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.

    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 with Lab - 4 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. Includes a lab experience. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 or BIOL3420 with a grade of "C" or higher. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.

    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. ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    PSYC2320 Marriage and the Family (also SOCI2320) - 3 s.h.

    A social science approach to relationships and attraction with a focus on marriage and the family unit. Topics include dating, marital roles, parenting, and interaction patterns. Explores disruptions such as divorce and domestic violence as well as clinical and community-level interventions from a systems perspective. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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.

    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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family (also PSYC2320) - 3 s.h.

    A social science approach to relationships and attraction with a focus on marriage and the family unit. Topics include dating, marital roles, parenting, and interaction patterns. Explores disruptions such as divorce and domestic violence as well as clinical and community-level interventions from a systems perspective.

    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.

  • Course list - Elementary Education
    Courses Offered
    • EDUC1300Introduction to Education
      EDUC1300 Introduction to Education - 3 s.h.

      Emphasis is upon social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education; ethics; reflection; and professional development. Includes a series of observation and teaching activities in a variety of P-12 classroom settings monitored by licensed professional educators as well as university faculty. 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. (Additional background check fee required.)

    • EDUC1410Clinical Experience Lab
      EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab - 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. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC2000Individual Study
      EDUC2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • EDUC2100Technology Applications in Education
      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, smart boards and tablet technologies. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation.

    • EDUC2120Human Relations
      EDUC2120 Human Relations - 3 s.h.

      Analysis of various societal subgroups and how such groups recognize and deal with dehumanizing biases. Students learn to relate effectively to various groups to foster understanding and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships. Introduction to ethnographic analysis and pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in working with and educating various societal subgroups. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace, GE3E Liberal Learning-Social Sciences

    • EDUC2160Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration
      EDUC2160 Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration - 3 s.h.

      Study of 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.  A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.

    • EDUC2300Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Elementary Education
      EDUC2300 Children’s and Adolescent 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.

    • EDUC2390Early Childhood Education (Infants/Toddlers)
      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. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC2450Pre-service Teacher Education Seminar
      EDUC2450 Pre-service Teacher Education Seminar

      Acquire the requisite knowledge and skills that will promote successful utilization of common educational resources in the classroom. Prerequisite: EDUC2420. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC2500Teaching PK/Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts
      EDUC2500 Teaching PK/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 preschool and elementary classroom.

    • EDUC3000Individual Study
      EDUC3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • EDUC3200Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12
      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: EDUC1300. Co- or prerequisites: EDUC3580.

    • EDUC3220K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education
      EDUC3220 K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 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.

    • EDUC32305-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education
      EDUC3230 5-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 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.

    • EDUC3261Transition Programming and Collaboration
      EDUC3261 Transition Programming and Collaboration - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to organizing and implementing career-vocational programs for secondary students with mild disabilities. A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.  Prerequisites: EDUC3580

    • EDUC3280Middle School Practicum
      EDUC3280 Middle School Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

      A two-week practicum in a middle school classroom. Prerequisites: EDUC3560. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis).

    • EDUC3290Early Childhood Practicum
      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: EDUC3200, EDUC3310. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3300Foundations of Literacy Instruction
      EDUC3300 Foundations of 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 EDUC1300.

    • EDUC3310Early Childhood Education (Pre-primary/Kindergarten)
      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: EDUC3620. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC3330K-6 Reading Practicum
      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. Pre or Corequisite: EDUC3390. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC33407-12 Reading Practicum
      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. Pre or Corequisite: EDUC3390. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3350Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities
      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.

    • EDUC3390Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities
      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.

    • EDUC3400Elementary Reading in the Content Areas
      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.

    • EDUC3450K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum
      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. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3470Collaborative Consultation
      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 an education setting.

    • EDUC3475Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies
      EDUC3475 Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies - 3 s.h.

      Best-practice, research-based instructional methods for teaching social studies in an elementary classroom including citizenship, history, geography, civic literacy, and economics. Strategies for integrating content reading strategies, technology and classroom management with social studies are incorporated. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    • EDUC3481Language Arts, Reading, and Writing
      EDUC3481 Language Arts, Reading, and Writing - 3 s.h.

      Curriculum and strategies for instructing language arts, reading, and writing 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 content areas. Technology and classroom management as it applies to literacy methods is included. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    • EDUC3511Science Methods for Elementary Educators
      EDUC3511 Science Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to science methods included. Prerequisite: EDUC1300, admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    • EDUC3520General Secondary Methods and Content Reading
      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.

    • EDUC3530Math Methods for Elementary Educators
      EDUC3530 Math Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to math methods included. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    • EDUC3540Elementary Education Methods Lab
      EDUC3540 Elementary Education 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 Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3530, 3481.

    • EDUC3542Secondary Education Methods Lab
      EDUC3542 Secondary Education Methods Lab - 1 s.h.

      Students apply curriculum planning and instructional strategies within their specified content in a pre-student teaching clinical experience. Students are placed in a content specific classroom to gain experience with classroom instruction. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3520.

    • EDUC35507–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum
      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. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3560Nature and Needs of the Middle Grades Child
      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: EDUC1300. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC3570Curriculum for Middle Grades Education
      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: EDUC1300. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC3580Education of Exceptional Child and Adult
      EDUC3580 Education 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: EDUC1300, PSYC1300.

    • EDUC3590Educational Psychology
      EDUC3590 Educational Psychology - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the theories and practices connecting psychology and education. The course addresses the social contexts of child development (0-adult), classroom culture, learning, individual differences, social-emotional learning, and their implications related to physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children and the impact on learning. Measurement strategies are introduced and provide an understanding of classroom, local, state, and national assessments.  Prerequisite: EDUC1300

    • EDUC3620Administration of Early Childhood Programs
      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: EDUC3310. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • EDUC3630Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation
      EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation - 3 s.h.

      Examine legal provisions, regulations and guidelines of assessments and use of psychometric instruments. Review and discuss classroom assessments and instructional assessment measures for students with disabilities (infant through high school age). Study a variety of instruments, procedures, and practices that range from individual, group, formal, informal, and alternative assessments. Assessments utilized for the identification of students’ reading proficiencies/needs, planning and revising instruction, planning and placement decisions, and communicating results of ongoing assessment to all stakeholders. Prerequisite: EDUC1300.

    • EDUC3710K-6 Elementary Education Practicum
      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, and Social Studies have full-day placements in regular elementary classroom programs. Interns with endorsements in Art, 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.)

    • EDUC37207-12 Secondary Education Practicum
      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. Pre or Corequisite: subject-area methods class or EDUC3520. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3730Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum
      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. Pre or Corequisite: subject-area methods courses or EDUC3520. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC3900Topics in Education
      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: EDUC1300.

    • EDUC4000Individual Study
      EDUC4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • EDUC4250Professional Practice Semimar
      EDUC4250 Professional Practice Semimar - 3 s.h.

      Designed for Elementary and Secondary Education teacher candidates with a focus on preparation for professional practice. The integrated study of professional ethics, legal frameworks, and pedagogical responsibilities in and out of the classroom. Emphasis on the assessment of students’ diverse needs and application of effective and culturally relevant instructional and classroom management strategies. An introduction to the Model Code of Ethics for Educators and the Iowa Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics frameworks and their role in professional decision-making.   Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.

    • EDUC4380Capstone Seminar
      EDUC4380 Capstone Seminar - 0.0 s.h.

      The seminar is designed to promote a successful transition to student teaching and to provide a forum for peer support. Topics will center on discussions and assignments that merge education program coursework knowledge and teaching practice. The seminar is also designed to assist candidates as they apply for an initial Iowa teaching license and begin the job search. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • EDUC4400Elementary Student Teaching (K-6)
      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.) * 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.

    • EDUC4420Secondary Student Teaching (7-12)
      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.) * 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.

    • EDUC4440Early Childhood Student Teaching
      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.

    • EDUC4450Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching
      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.)

    • EDUC4460Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
      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.

    • EDUC4470Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
      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.

    • EDUC4480Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
      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.)

    EDUC1300Introduction to Education EDUC1410Clinical Experience Lab EDUC2000Individual Study EDUC2100Technology Applications in Education EDUC2120Human Relations EDUC2160Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration EDUC2300Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Elementary Education EDUC2390Early Childhood Education (Infants/Toddlers) EDUC2450Pre-service Teacher Education Seminar EDUC2500Teaching PK/Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts EDUC3000Individual Study EDUC3200Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 EDUC3220K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education EDUC32305-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education EDUC3261Transition Programming and Collaboration EDUC3280Middle School Practicum EDUC3290Early Childhood Practicum EDUC3300Foundations of Literacy Instruction EDUC3310Early Childhood Education (Pre-primary/Kindergarten) EDUC3330K-6 Reading Practicum EDUC33407-12 Reading Practicum EDUC3350Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities EDUC3390Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities EDUC3400Elementary Reading in the Content Areas EDUC3450K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum EDUC3470Collaborative Consultation EDUC3475Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies EDUC3481Language Arts, Reading, and Writing EDUC3511Science Methods for Elementary Educators EDUC3520General Secondary Methods and Content Reading EDUC3530Math Methods for Elementary Educators EDUC3540Elementary Education Methods Lab EDUC3542Secondary Education Methods Lab EDUC35507–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum EDUC3560Nature and Needs of the Middle Grades Child EDUC3570Curriculum for Middle Grades Education EDUC3580Education of Exceptional Child and Adult EDUC3590Educational Psychology EDUC3620Administration of Early Childhood Programs EDUC3630Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation EDUC3710K-6 Elementary Education Practicum EDUC37207-12 Secondary Education Practicum EDUC3730Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum EDUC3900Topics in Education EDUC4000Individual Study EDUC4250Professional Practice Semimar EDUC4380Capstone Seminar EDUC4400Elementary Student Teaching (K-6) EDUC4420Secondary Student Teaching (7-12) EDUC4440Early Childhood Student Teaching EDUC4450Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching EDUC4460Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching EDUC4470Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching EDUC4480Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching
    Course Descriptions
    EDUC1300 Introduction to Education - 3 s.h.

    Emphasis is upon social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education; ethics; reflection; and professional development. Includes a series of observation and teaching activities in a variety of P-12 classroom settings monitored by licensed professional educators as well as university faculty. 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. (Additional background check fee required.)

    EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab - 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. (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, smart boards and tablet technologies. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation.

    EDUC2120 Human Relations - 3 s.h.

    Analysis of various societal subgroups and how such groups recognize and deal with dehumanizing biases. Students learn to relate effectively to various groups to foster understanding and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships. Introduction to ethnographic analysis and pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in working with and educating various societal subgroups. ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace, GE3E Liberal Learning-Social Sciences

    EDUC2160 Early Literacy, Language Acquisition, and Collaboration - 3 s.h.

    Study of 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.  A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.

    EDUC2300 Children’s and Adolescent 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. +This course is only offered every other year.

    EDUC2450 Pre-service Teacher Education Seminar

    Acquire the requisite knowledge and skills that will promote successful utilization of common educational resources in the classroom. Prerequisite: EDUC2420. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC2500 Teaching PK/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 preschool and elementary classroom.

    EDUC3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    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: EDUC1300. Co- or prerequisites: EDUC3580.

    EDUC3220 K–8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 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.

    EDUC3230 5-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 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.

    EDUC3261 Transition Programming and Collaboration - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to organizing and implementing career-vocational programs for secondary students with mild disabilities. A study of methods and strategies for working with parents, support services personnel, regular classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and other individuals involved in an education setting.  Prerequisites: EDUC3580

    EDUC3280 Middle School Practicum - 1-2 s.h.

    A two-week practicum in a middle school classroom. Prerequisites: EDUC3560. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (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: EDUC3200, EDUC3310. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    EDUC3300 Foundations of 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 EDUC1300.

    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: EDUC3620. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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. Pre or Corequisite: EDUC3390. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (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. Pre or Corequisite: EDUC3390. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (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. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (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 an education setting.

    EDUC3475 Social Studies Methods and Content Reading Strategies - 3 s.h.

    Best-practice, research-based instructional methods for teaching social studies in an elementary classroom including citizenship, history, geography, civic literacy, and economics. Strategies for integrating content reading strategies, technology and classroom management with social studies are incorporated. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    EDUC3481 Language Arts, Reading, and Writing - 3 s.h.

    Curriculum and strategies for instructing language arts, reading, and writing 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 content areas. Technology and classroom management as it applies to literacy methods is included. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    EDUC3511 Science Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to science methods included. Prerequisite: EDUC1300, admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    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 Math Methods for Elementary Educators - 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 content reading strategies, technology and classroom management as it applies to math methods included. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

    EDUC3540 Elementary Education 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 Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3530, 3481.

    EDUC3542 Secondary Education Methods Lab - 1 s.h.

    Students apply curriculum planning and instructional strategies within their specified content in a pre-student teaching clinical experience. Students are placed in a content specific classroom to gain experience with classroom instruction. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3520.

    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. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (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: EDUC1300. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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: EDUC1300. +This course is only offered every other year.

    EDUC3580 Education 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: EDUC1300, PSYC1300.

    EDUC3590 Educational Psychology - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the theories and practices connecting psychology and education. The course addresses the social contexts of child development (0-adult), classroom culture, learning, individual differences, social-emotional learning, and their implications related to physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children and the impact on learning. Measurement strategies are introduced and provide an understanding of classroom, local, state, and national assessments.  Prerequisite: EDUC1300

    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: EDUC3310. +This course is only offered every other year.

    EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation - 3 s.h.

    Examine legal provisions, regulations and guidelines of assessments and use of psychometric instruments. Review and discuss classroom assessments and instructional assessment measures for students with disabilities (infant through high school age). Study a variety of instruments, procedures, and practices that range from individual, group, formal, informal, and alternative assessments. Assessments utilized for the identification of students’ reading proficiencies/needs, planning and revising instruction, planning and placement decisions, and communicating results of ongoing assessment to all stakeholders. Prerequisite: EDUC1300.

    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, and Social Studies have full-day placements in regular elementary classroom programs. Interns with endorsements in Art, 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. Pre or Corequisite: subject-area methods class or EDUC3520. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (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. Pre or Corequisite: subject-area methods courses or EDUC3520. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (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: EDUC1300.

    EDUC4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    EDUC4250 Professional Practice Semimar - 3 s.h.

    Designed for Elementary and Secondary Education teacher candidates with a focus on preparation for professional practice. The integrated study of professional ethics, legal frameworks, and pedagogical responsibilities in and out of the classroom. Emphasis on the assessment of students’ diverse needs and application of effective and culturally relevant instructional and classroom management strategies. An introduction to the Model Code of Ethics for Educators and the Iowa Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics frameworks and their role in professional decision-making.   Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.

    EDUC4380 Capstone Seminar - 0.0 s.h.

    The seminar is designed to promote a successful transition to student teaching and to provide a forum for peer support. Topics will center on discussions and assignments that merge education program coursework knowledge and teaching practice. The seminar is also designed to assist candidates as they apply for an initial Iowa teaching license and begin the job search. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    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.) * 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.

    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.) * 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.

    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.)