Education Courses (EDU)

EDU 2220
Introduction to International Education (3)
  This course is designed as a general introduction to the field of international education, broadly defined. In addition to exploring educational structures, philosophies and curricula of selected countries outside of USA, students will examine educational issues, challenges, and outcomes from a global perspective. Prominent issues related to education, including history, cultural traditions, politics, globalization, poverty, gender issues, and the legacy of colonization will be examined and discussed. Students will also explore and compare US education with the educational systems and contests of other countries.
   
EDU 3303
Educational Psychology and Assessment (3)
  Characteristics of the learner and the teaching-learning process. Theories of learning, instruction, and motivation, and their application to students in grades P-12.
   
EDU 3305
Teaching with Technology (3)
  This course is designed to introduce prospective teachers to currently available technology and to prepare them to use various media for their own education as well as in their professional careers. Students are expected to become comfortable in the use of various media and to explore the possibilities for the use of media in the classroom. Emphasis is given to ways in which multimedia can be used to meet the needs of the varying learning styles.
   
EDU 3308
Integrated STEM (3)
  Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy is a critical component of 21st century education. The central tenet of STEM literacy is the preparation of people who are knowledgeable of the connections between the content and practices of the STEM fields. This course will foster students’ abilities to teach in an integrative way through real world design based problems that both stimulate and teach students to think critically. Note: should be taken semester prior to internship Prerequisites: admission to TEP; must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in ELE 3361, ELE 3362 Co-requisite: EDU L308
   
EDU L308
Integrated STEM Lab (1)
  Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy is a critical component of 21st century education. The central tenet of STEM literacy is the preparation of people who are knowledgeable of the connections between the content and practices of the STEM fields. This course will foster students’ abilities to teach in an integrative way through real world design based problems that both stimulate and teach students to think critically. Note: should be taken semester prior to internship
Prerequisites: admission to TEP; must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in ELE 3361, ELE 3362 Co-requisite: EDU 3308
   
EDU 3310
Introduction to Education (3)
  This course provides a broad overview of education, teaching and schools, and an orientation to the Teacher Education Program. Multiple field experiences in school settings are required as part of the course. This is a prerequisite course for most other education courses.
   
EDU 4400
Classroom Management (3)
  This course is designed for all education majors. The purpose of this course is to establish a foundation of content and application relative to classroom management and discipline, emphasizing reflection, decision making, and integrated teaching/learning strategies. Methodologies utilized will include discussion, lecture, field experience, case studies, problem solving sessions, projects, and research.
   
EDU 4471
Curriculum and Instructional Delivery (3)
  This course offers a survey of school curricula, organizational patterns for school systems and classrooms. It is designed for Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and Middle and Secondary Education majors. Various instructional strategies, major philosophies and learning theories are examined. Note: should be taken semester prior to internship. Prerequisite: admission to TEP.
   
EDU 4491-4492
Guided Independent Research (1 to 3 credit hours)
  Undergraduate research with attention to critical evaluation of research techniques, methods and procedures.
Prerequisites: junior or senior standing with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, permission of guiding professor, approval of department chair or dean. A written request is to be submitted to the department chair at least two weeks in advance of the term in which study is to be undertaken. May not be used to repeat a course for which a grade of D or below has been earned. Application forms are available in the Office of University Records. Guided independent research may be taken only in the applicant’s major or minor field. Also see index for “Independent Study and Research.”
   
EDU 4493-4494
Guided Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours)
  Supervised study through field or laboratory projects, guided readings, creative endeavors or achievement of specific skills.
Prerequisites: junior or senior status, permission of guiding professor, approval of department chair and the dean. A written request is to be submitted to the department chair at least two weeks in advance of the term in which study is to be undertaken. May not be used to repeat a course for which a grade of D or below has been earned. Also see index for “Independent Study and Research.”
   
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