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  • Secondary Education Program (5-12 grade level)

    Education Requirements:

    *Majors in Art, Music, Health, and Physical Education (obtaining K-8 and 7-12 endorsements) will substitute EDUC3730 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum for EDUC3720. Secondary subject-area majors (including Art, Music, Health, and Physical Education) with a 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement must substitute EDUC3550 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum for EDUC3720 and EDUC3730. Secondary candidates with more than one 5-12 teaching major should have a practicum for each major to meet the pre-student teaching requirement of the state of Iowa for teaching majors. Candidates with more than one 5-12 teaching major obtaining a 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement will substitute EDUC3550 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum for one of the majors.

    **Students with a concentration in 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education should substitute EDUC4470 Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching.

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

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

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

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

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

    Combination Requirements and Modifications

    Art, Health, Music, or Physical Education majors desiring a K-8 endorsement must complete the Secondary Education Program (5-12 grade-level requirements), the K-8 endorsement requirements in the same area and EDUC4450 Combination Student Teaching.

    • Note: This combination includes 14 s.h. of student teaching credit, 7 s.h. elementary and 7 s.h. secondary.

    *Majors in Art, Music, Health, and Physical Education (obtaining K-8 and 7-12 endorsements) will substitute EDUC3730 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum for EDUC3720. Secondary subject-area majors (including Art, Music, Health, and Physical Education) with a 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement must substitute EDUC3550 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum for EDUC3720 and EDUC3730. Secondary candidates with more than one 5-12 teaching major should have a practicum for each major to meet the pre-student teaching requirement of the state of Iowa for teaching majors. Candidates with more than one 5-12 teaching major obtaining a 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement will substitute EDUC3550 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum for one of the majors.

    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.

    • 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.)

    • 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 for Educators
      EDUC2120 Human Relations for Educators - 3 s.h.

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

    • EDUC2420Teacher Education Entry Workshop
      EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop - 0.5 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. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    • 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.

    • EDUC3260Transition Programming
      EDUC3260 Transition Programming - 2 s.h.

      An introduction to organizing and implementing career-vocational programs for secondary students with mild disabilities. 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).

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.)

    • 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. Prerequisite: EDUC1300, PSYC1300.

    • 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.

    • 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.)

    • EDUC4100Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education
      EDUC4100 Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education - 3 s.h.

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

    • EDUC4230Classroom Management
      EDUC4230 Classroom Management - 3 s.h.

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

    • EDUC4380Capstone Seminar
      EDUC4380 Capstone Seminar - 0.5 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.)

    • 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.

    • 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.)

    • 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.)

    • 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. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    EDUC1300Introduction to Education EDUC1410Clinical Experience Lab EDUC2100Technology Applications in Education EDUC2120Human Relations for Educators EDUC2420Teacher Education Entry Workshop 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 EDUC3260Transition Programming EDUC3280Middle School Practicum EDUC33407-12 Reading Practicum EDUC3350Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities EDUC3390Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities EDUC3470Collaborative Consultation EDUC3520General Secondary Methods and Content Reading EDUC3542Secondary Education Methods Lab EDUC35507–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum EDUC3580Education of Exceptional Child and Adult EDUC3590Educational Psychology EDUC3630Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation EDUC37207-12 Secondary Education Practicum EDUC3730Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum EDUC4100Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education EDUC4230Classroom Management EDUC4380Capstone Seminar EDUC4420Secondary Student Teaching (7-12) EDUC4450Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching EDUC4470Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching EDUC4480Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching PSYC2250Developmental Psychology
    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.

    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.)

    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 for Educators - 3 s.h.

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

    EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop - 0.5 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. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

    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.

    EDUC3260 Transition Programming - 2 s.h.

    An introduction to organizing and implementing career-vocational programs for secondary students with mild disabilities. 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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.)

    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. Prerequisite: EDUC1300, PSYC1300.

    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.

    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.)

    EDUC4100 Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education - 3 s.h.

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

    EDUC4230 Classroom Management - 3 s.h.

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

    EDUC4380 Capstone Seminar - 0.5 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.)

    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.

    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.)

    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.)

    PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

    The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

*Majors in Art, Music, Health, and Physical Education (obtaining K-8 and 7-12 endorsements) will substitute EDUC3730 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum for EDUC3720. Secondary subject-area majors (including Art, Music, Health, and Physical Education) with a 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement must substitute EDUC3550 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum for EDUC3720 and EDUC3730. Secondary candidates with more than one 5-12 teaching major should have a practicum for each major to meet the pre-student teaching requirement of the state of Iowa for teaching majors. Candidates with more than one 5-12 teaching major obtaining a 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement will substitute EDUC3550 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum for one of the majors.

**Students with a concentration in 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education should substitute EDUC4470Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching.

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

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

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