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  The Graduate School of Education 2007-2009 Courses Undergraduate GSE Courses (05)  

Graduate School of Education Undergraduate Courses (300)
05:300:200 Exploring Teaching as a Profession (3)

Exploration of teaching as a career. Examines teaching and learning from divergent perspectives and includes issues related to the profession and practice of teaching. Personal, public, and professional perceptions of teachers and teaching addressed. Includes a field experience.

Prerequisite for admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:306 Educational Psychology: Principles of Classroom Learning (3) Surveys areas of psychology most relevant to education. How children think, learn, and remember; influence of motivation; principles of measurement. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
05:300:341 Modern High School Mathematics (3) In-depth study and concentration of some key ideas in the high school mathematics curriculum. Viewing of mathematics in terms of the ideas built up in the minds of students. Prerequisites: 01:198:111 or equivalent; 01:640:250,251.
05:300:342 Supervised Undergraduate Tutoring in Mathematics (3) Develop teaching strategies, an interactive style, and an approach to high school mathematics content in a one-on-one tutorial or small group setting. Students work with other undergraduates in lower-level, E-credit mathematics courses. Prerequisites: 01:640:250,251.
05:300:350 Education and Computers (3) Establishes a foundation for using the computer in a variety of educational settings across all subject areas through programming, application programs, computer-based instruction, and social/philosophical issues of computers in education.
05:300:361 Science: Knowledge and Literacy (3) Examines the emerging role of science education in society. Special attention given to influence of professional societies. Places current trends in science education in a historical perspective that reflects the development of science in the United States. Prerequisite: Science course at the 200 level or above.
05:300:383 Introduction to Special Education (3) Overview of the diverse physical, psychological, and social disabilities of special education children. Pre- or corequisite: 01:830:396 or 397.
05:300:401 Individual and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (3) Focuses on the range of student diversity in contemporary classrooms, including cultural, linguistic, and academic differences. Emphasizes strategies to enhance academic success, promote interaction, and facilitate the inclusion of diverse students in the regular school setting. Prerequisites: 05:300:200, admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:402 Special Topics in Education (3) Seminar on selected topics of current interest. Topics differ each term. Consult instructor for description of topic under study.
05:300:403 Independent Study in Education (BA) Independent project in education to be carried out in consultation with appropriate faculty. Arrangements for a project supervisor must be made prior to registering for this course.
05:300:412 Learning and Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom (3) Addresses teaching strategies and curricula appropriate for the young child aged three to eight. Emphasizes the role of play in learning and development and instructional strategies to foster cognitive, social, and emotional development. Curriculum planning around integrated, thematically related experiences explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:413 Practicum in Early Childhood/Elementary Education I (1.5) Fieldwork in a local elementary school to observe and participate as a teaching assistant; one full day per week for nine weeks in a prekindergarten, kindergarten, or first- through third-grade classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program. Can be taken before or after 05:300:414. Coordinated with 05:300:412 and 494.
05:300:414 Practicum in Early Childhood/Elementary Education II (1.5) Fieldwork in a local elementary school to observe and participate as a teaching assistant; one full day per week for nine weeks in a fourth- through eighth-grade classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program. Can be taken before or after 05:300:413. Coordinated with 05:300:441, 461, 471, and 495.
05:300:421 Language and Linguistics I (3) Examines sociocultural theories of language and considers the critique they offer of traditional school grammar. Explores the educational and political implications of teaching traditional school grammar in light of these critiques. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
05:300:422 Teaching Literature: Readers, Texts, and Contexts (3) Examines a variety of theories about what literary reading is and why it should be taught. Develop strategies for introducing, sequencing, and discussing literary texts as well as for integrating the study of literature into the other language arts. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
05:300:423 Teaching Writing: Social and Cognitive Dimensions (3) Examines a variety of perspectives on the nature of the writing process. Considers research and theory on how teachers should teach and respond to writing. Field experience required. Prerequisite: 05:300:421.
05:300:430 Principles of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition (3) Introductory course that examines the research and theory on first and second language acquisition related to children, teens, and adults in the United States and abroad. Prerequisites: 05:300:200, admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:431 Teaching World Language/ESL in Elementary Schools (3) Explores methods and materials used to foster world language and ESL development within an elementary school context. Fieldwork. Prerequisite: 05:300:200. Open only to students who have been formally admitted to a foreign language teaching program. May count as education credit but not toward the major in a foreign language.
05:300:432 Teaching World Language/ESL in Secondary Schools (3) Explores methods and materials used to foster world language and ESL development within a secondary school context. Fieldwork. Prerequisites: 05:300:200, admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:433 Language and Culture (3) Relationship of linguistic, cognitive, attitudinal, and behavioral patterns within each culture and how they affect cross-cultural communication and language education. Prerequisites: 05:300:200, admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:434 Language Foundations I (3) Nature of language relevant to teachers involved with other languages and cultures. Topics include functional motivation of linguistic structure, linguistic sign, phonetics, phonemic and morphemic analysis, word semantics, and correctness. Prerequisites: 05:300:200, admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:441 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (3) Concrete, manipulative approach to teaching mathematics concepts. Psychology of learning mathematics; the elementary curriculum; effective teaching techniques. Prerequisite: 05:300:200. Open only to students who have been formally admitted to a teacher education program.
05:300:442 Problem-Solving Processes in Mathematics (3) Focuses on understanding one's own mathematical problem-solving processes and how such processes develop in mathematics learners of all ages. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:443 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (3) Reviews the status of secondary mathematics teaching in the United States, the reform movement of the 1990s, and current thinking about issues of concern to practicing teachers. Encourages development of personal style and approach to teaching high school mathematics. Topics include instructional planning, assessment, individual differences, cultural and gender differences, and teaching styles. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:444 Practicum in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (3) Gives prospective secondary mathematics teachers an opportunity to observe experienced teachers, serve as an aide, work with individuals and small groups, and teach several class sessions in a high school setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program. Corequisite: 05:300:443. Students spend two complete mornings in the school each week.
05:300:461 Science in the Elementary School (3) Presents science as an integrated body of knowledge using investigative and inquiry techniques. Thematic or problem-based approach to science teaching. Prerequisite: Completion of student's liberal arts college science requirement.
05:300:462 Demonstrations and Technology in Science Teaching (3) Creating science teaching support materials using resources available over the Internet. For use in creating laboratory, demonstration, and related activities that would complement classroom practice. Involvement in the broad Internet community of interest in science and science teaching. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:471 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School (3) Examines strategies and materials for teaching social studies in the elementary school. Focuses on a cluster of teaching models to engage children in the active pursuit of knowledge, skills, and values. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:472 Materials and Methods in Social Studies (3) Study of instructional practices, curricular trends, and teaching materials used in social studies. Prerequisites: 05:300:200. Open only to students who have been formally admitted to the social studies teaching program.
05:300:480 Materials and Methods in Special Education I (3) Application of learning theory and principles of systematic instruction in the areas of motor learning, oral and written language, mathematics, and social skills. Fieldwork. Prerequisites: 05:300:200, 383; 01:830:331. Open only to special education students.
05:300:481 Materials and Methods in Special Education II (3) This course is a continuation of Material and Methods in Special Education I. Students will learn to develop education programs for students, including IEP's. Students will learn a variety of research-based instructional strategies for diverse learners. Students will plan short-term and long-term units of instruction in a variety of instructional settings. Research-based practices will be used to plan, implement, and evaluate instruction. Prerequisite: Open only to students who have been admitted to the special education program.
05:300:494 Literacy Development in the Early Years (3) Examines literacy development from birth to third grade. Varied strategies for literacy development are presented and analyzed using the emergent literacy and integrated language arts approach. Also addresses theories of early literacy development. Prerequisites: 05:300:200, admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:495 Literacy Development in the Elementary and Middle School (3) Emphasizes integrated language arts approach to literacy learning in grades three through eight. Connections between reading, writing, and oral language addressed. Reviews strategies to integrate literacy learning with instruction in the content areas. Prerequisites: 05:300:200, admission to the teacher education program.
 
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