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    EDU 103: Introduction to Teaching: Early Childhood  

    3 credits
    This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in an early childhood classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession.


    EDU 105: Introduction to Teaching: Middle Childhood  

    3 credits
    This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in a middle childhood classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession.

     
    EDU 110 Introduction to Teaching: Intervention Specialist  

    3 credits
    This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in a special education classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession.


    EDU 112 Introduction to Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult  

    3 credits
    This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in grades 7-12 (AYA) or P-12 (Art) classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession. Not open to students with credit for EDU 115 and EDU 346A.


    EDU 120 Teaching Reading Through Literature for Children and Young Adults  

    3 credits
    The techniques and methods of teaching reading through the use of literature for pre-school age through young adulthood will be explored. Emphasis is on genres; author and illustrator studies; the inter-relationship of reading, writing, listening, and speaking; multicultural and international publications; and historical and contemporary publishing trends. Students should develop an appreciation for children‘s literature as they select, interpret, discuss, and formulate strategies for using quality books with children. Includes service-learning hours.

     
    EDU 210 Understanding Development & Learning of the Young Child  

    3 credits
    This course offers the early childhood education candidate the knowledge and skills needed to understand how children develop and learn, from conception to middle childhood years. Various educational situations, as well as family and community contexts that support physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive, and aesthetic development of the early learner are explored. In addition, a 10 hour field experience in early childhood settings provides the candidate with practical application of theories of development and learning that are presented in the course. Prerequisite: EDU 103.


    EDU 211 Teaching Phonics and the Structure of Language  

    3 credits
    A study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantic and pragmatic underpinnings of English and of the instructional strategies that support language acquisition and literacy. Prerequisite: EDU 103, 105, 110 or equivalent.


    EDU 212 Developmental Issues and Practice in Reading  

    3 credits
    A study of the cognitive and linguistic foundations of literacy development in the learner including the cultural, social and psycholinguistic principles and practices underlying reading, and learning to read and write. Traditional literacy practices and current research-based instructional trends for diverse learners at all levels are contrasted and evaluated. Particular emphasis is placed on word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, the reading and writing process, reading and writing instruction, and assessment as they interrelate. Includes field experience. Prerequisite: Prior completion of EDU 211 is recommended.


    EDU 215 Diversity and the Learner  

    3 credits
    A study of individual differences designed to develop an understanding of human growth and development with emphasis on multicultural, psychological, and sociological factors that impact upon the early and adolescent learner, the family, and educational programs. Includes a review of current practices of family involvement in the education and care of the learner. Includes a 15 hour service-learning component in addition to class time. Prerequisite: EDU 103, 105, 110, 112 or equivalent. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


    EDU 218 Early Childhood as a Profession  

    3 credits
    This course provides an overview of the philosophical, historical, theoretical, and social foundations of early childhood education and examines how these practices have influenced current thought. Candidates acquire the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate the quality of early childhood programs, understand the rationale for developmentally appropriate methods, plan and evaluate anti-biased and culturally diverse curriculum and learning environments; design physically and psychologically safe and healthy educational settings; select developmentally and functionally appropriate materials and equipment; and recognize how the physical context, schedule, routine and transitions influence learning. Prerequisite: EDU 103.


    EDU 220 Educational Psychology  

    3 credits
    A research based study of human growth and development as related to teaching and learning. A study of language acquisition, multiple intelligence, learning styles, student diversity and exceptionality, motivation and discipline, learning environments and various forms of assessment/evaluation. Includes field experience of a minimum of 10 hours. Prerequisites: EDU 105 or 112 or equivalent.


    EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education and Diverse Learners  

    3 credits
    A survey of areas of exceptionality and related topics: learning disabilities, hearing, visual, and orthopedic impairments, behavior, emotional, and communication disorders, developmental disabilities, multiple disabilities, early intervention, transition, giftedness, cultural diversity, parenting, inclusion, legal and ethical issues, implications for educational planning based on individual abilities and needs. Includes field experience of 20 hours. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: EDU 103, 105, 110 or equivalent.


    EDU 250 Issues and Techniques in Assessment, Classroom Environment and Management  

    3 credits
    An examination of assessment types, methods, and applications necessary for teaching all students. The course includes an examination of current theory and research of methodology for establishing and maintaining classroom environments, which are conducive for optimal student learning, for all types of students within a variety of classrooms. Co- or Prerequisite: EDU 230.


    EDU 260 Adults with Disabilities  

    3 credits
    An examination of programs and resources for adults with disabilities along with an analysis of school-age curriculum and instruction that facilitate the transition to adulthood. Includes 15 hours of community based field experience. Prerequisite: EDU 110.


    EDU 314 Content Area Reading  

    3 credits
    An examination of programs and methods in reading with a focus on theory and current research in comprehension, the writing process, critical thinking and content area reading. Emphasis is placed on reading to learn with meaning-based strategies that help students construct meaning and expand thinking. Informal assessment of educational materials for appropriate content reading levels and adaptation of content reading materials is highlighted.


    EDU 315 Diagnostic, Prescriptive & Remediation Techniques in Reading  

    3 credits
    A study of the fundamentals of evaluating the literacy competencies of diverse students derived from current theories and research findings. The course will investigate how to diagnose difficulties in reading and related areas; prescriptive techniques; implementation of remedial instruction; and how to monitor and document student‘s progress, strengths, and needs. Includes field experience. Prerequisites: EDU 211 and 212.


    EDU 330 Intervention Methods for Teaching Children Pre-5 with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs  

    3 credits
    This course explores a variety of educational and theoretical teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners with different abilities. Implementing multi-factored assessments and writing Educational Team Reports in addition to identifying individual needs, writing and implementing individualized Education Plans are covered. Differentiating curriculum, Universal Design Learning and Teaching strategies, and specific interventions for children with mild to moderate learning needs for both inclusive and self-contained or resource classrooms are explored in depth. Includes a required field experience of 30 hours. Prerequisite: EDU 230.


    EDU 331 Intervention Methods for Teaching Children Pre-5 with Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs  

    3 credits
    This course explores a variety of educational and theoretical teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners with different abilities. Implementing multi-factored assessments and writing Educational Team Reports in addition to identifying individual needs, writing and implementing Individualized Education Plans are covered. Differentiating curriculum, Universal Design Learning and Teaching strategies, and interventions including assistive technology, for children with moderate to intensive learning needs for both inclusive and self-contained or resource classrooms are explored in depth. Includes a required field experience of 30 hours. Prerequisite: EDU 230.


    EDU 332 Inclusive Education  

    3 credits
    In this course, teacher candidates will synthesize theory and practice to teach all children, including students with: cultural and linguistic diversity, early learning needs, special abilities, typically developing, developmental delays, and physical disabilities. This course focuses on establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with families and educational professionals. Topics covered include intervention terminology, laws, differentiating for a wide variety of disabilities and learning styles, integrating curriculum, supporting social acceptance and peer learning, co-teaching, and building an inclusive learning community. The students will learn how to combine CEC standards with NAEYC standards. This course should be taken with a 'major' methods course in the program to enable the students to infuse inclusive methods and theory into every aspect of their teaching as most classrooms are inclusive. Prerequisite: EDU 210 or PSY 220.


    EDU 333A Early Childhood Science Methods  

    3 credits
    This science methods course provides early childhood education candidates with the current knowledge and ability to develop and implement meaningful learning experiences for children, ages three through eight years. The emphasis is on learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate, meaningful, and aligned with the science content standards for the state of Ohio. Candidates will be expected to evaluate topics of study in terms of conceptual soundness and intellectual integrity; select and create developmentally appropriate materials, and establish procedures for communicating with families. A field component of this course is included. Prerequisite: EDU 218 or 250.


    EDU 333B Early Childhood Mathematics Methods  

    3 credits
    This math methods course provides early childhood education candidates with the current knowledge and ability to develop and implement meaningful learning experiences for children, ages three through eight years. The emphasis is on learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate, meaningful, and aligned with the mathematics content standards for the state of Ohio. Candidates will be expected to evaluate topics of study in terms of conceptual soundness and intellectual integrity; select and create developmentally appropriate materials, and establish procedures for communicating with families. A field component of this course is included. Prerequisite: EDU 218 or 250.


    EDU 333C Early Childhood Social Studies Methods  

    3 credits
    This social studies methods course provides early childhood education candidates with the current knowledge and ability to develop and implement meaningful learning experiences for children, ages three through eight years. The emphasis is on learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate, meaningful, and aligned with the social studies content standards for the state of Ohio. Candidates will be expected to evaluate topics of study in terms of conceptual soundness and intellectual integrity; select and create developmentally appropriate materials, and establish procedures for communicating with families. A field component of this course is included. Prerequisite: EDU 218 or 250.


    EDU 334 Teaching Mathematics and Science in the Intermediate Grades  

    3 credits
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize early childhood teacher candidates with mathematics and science curricula for children in grades four and five and with instructional techniques appropriate for the delivery of the curricula. Course content is closely aligned with recommendations of authorities and national organizations, with a solid foundation in the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Mathematics and Science. The course is designed to extend the teacher candidate‘s understandings of mathematics and science content and methodology so that mathematics and science instruction is seen in terms of active children, making appropriate use of technology in learning mathematics and science as a relevant and coherent bodies of knowledge that relate to diverse cultures. Prerequisite: Admission to the Education Division. (Equivalent to EDU 566).


    EDU 335 Introduction to Middle Childhood, Diversity and Classroom Management  

    3 credits
    A study of current practices in applied learning and curriculum development for early adolescents with emphasis on the middle school environment. Focus is placed on understanding the diversity of the student as well as organizational structures that support a student-centered curriculum in middle school settings (grades 4-9). Includes current practices of advisories and family involvement in the education and care of the learner. This course has a service-learning component of 15 hours outside of class time. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.

     
    EDU 336 Teaching and Learning in the Intermediate Grades  

    3 credits
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize teacher candidates with the developmental needs of the intermediate age group, the organizational structures of the elementary/middle grades, and standards set by the National Middle School Association. Focus is placed on understanding the diversity of the students and ways of supporting the students through current research and best practices. Prerequisite: Admission to the Education Division.

     
    EDU 337 Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies in the Intermediate Grades  

    3 credits
    The focus of this course is to explore the integration of the language arts and social studies particularly the content standards related to 4th and 6th grades. Topics include both the Ohio Content Standards for Language Arts and Social Studies (including topics specific to Ohio) as well as national standards including those from the National Council for the Social Studies and the National Council of Teachers of English. Emphasis will be on effective pedagogy for engaged teaching and learning. Prerequisites: Declared Early Childhood Education major or continuing education student with Early Childhood license. (Equivalent to EDU 567)


    EDU 339 Early Childhood Language Arts Methods  

    3 credits
    This integrated language, literacy and assessment methods course provides early childhood candidates with the current knowledge and ability to develop and implement meaningful learning experiences for children preschool through grade 5. Candidates will be expected to evaluate topics of study in terms of conceptual soundness, and create developmentally appropriate materials based on curriculum standards. Early childhood candidates will select, evaluate, interpret, and use culturally unbiased informal and formal assessments to plan individualized learning experiences, to develop teaching practices, assess developmental progress of students, and establish procedures for communicating with families. Includes a 30-hour field experience in which teacher candidates apply methods for teaching integrated language, literacy, and assessment in an early childhood setting. Prerequisites: EDU 103, 210, 211, 212, and 218 or 250.


    EDU 345 Study of Ohio  

    3 credits
    This course provides candidates with current knowledge, skills, and dispositions about the State of Ohio. The emphasis is on outcomes outlined by the Ohio Academic Content Standards for social studies in grades 4-5. The course will focus on the pivotal historical, cultural, geographic, economic, and political/citizenship events in Ohio from prehistory to the present day.


    EDU 346 Adolescent to Young Adult and Multi-Age Methods  

    3 credits
    A study and practice of the art and the science of teaching as informed by state standards for teacher licensure including: secondary curricula, unit/lesson planning, instructional strategies, learning environments, motivation, classroom management, collaboration, student diversity and exceptionality, assessment/evaluation, the integration of technology in teaching and learning, and professionalism. Includes field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the Education Division, EDU 220 or consent of the instructor/advisor. Co-requisite: MTH 352 or EDU 353, EDU 354 or 355.

     
    EDU 347 Middle Childhood Language Arts Methods  

    3 credits
    A study of the planning and delivery of the Language Arts curriculum for middle childhood. Ohio‘s Academic Content Standards will frame the exploration of curriculum, lesson planning, instructional strategies and student assessment. An emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary instruction. Includes a minimum of 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: EDU 105, 211, 220 and 335.


    EDU 349a Middle Childhood Science Methods  

    3 credits
    A study of the planning and delivery of the science curriculum for middle childhood. Emphasis will be on the philosophy, characteristics, learning theories, lesson planning, assessment and effective classroom practices as applied to the teaching of science in the middle childhood setting. Ohio's Academic Content Standards will frame the exploration of instruction and student assessment. Includes a minimum of 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: EDU 105, 220 or consent of the instructor.


    EDU 349b Middle Childhood Social Studies Methods  

    3 credits
    A study of the planning and delivery of the social studies curriculum for middle childhood. Emphasis will be on the philosophy, characteristics, learning theories, curriculum, lesson planning, assessment and effective classroom practices as applied to the teaching of social studies in the middle childhood setting. Ohio's Academic Content Standards will frame the exploration of instruction and student assessment. Includes a minimum of 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: EDU 105, 220 or consent of instructor.


    EDU 349c Middle Childhood Mathematics Methods
     

    3 credits
    A study of the planning and delivery of the mathematics curriculum for middle childhood. Emphasis will be on the philosophy, characteristics, learning theories, curriculum, lesson planning, assessment, and effective classroom practices as applied to the teaching of mathematics in the middle childhood setting. Ohio's Academic Content Standards will frame the exploration of instruction and student assessment. Includes a minimum of 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: EDU 105, 220 or consent of instructor.


    EDU 350 Methods of Teaching Middle and Secondary Students with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs  

    3 credits
    Developing, selecting, and using instructional media/technology and materials, assessments, curriculum adaptations, and methods with middle and secondary students who have Mild to Moderate educational needs. Specific focus on graduation tests, differentiating assessments and instruction, and collaborating, co-planning, and co-teaching with AYA professionals. Includes field experience of 30 hours. Prerequisite: EDU 230.


    EDU 351 Methods of Teaching Middle and Secondary Students with Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs  

    3 credits
    Developing, selecting, and using instructional media/technology and materials, assessments, curriculum content adaptations, and methods with middle and secondary students who have Moderate to Intensive educational needs. Specific focus on graduation tests, differentiating assessments and instruction, and collaborating, co-planning, and co-teaching with AYA professionals. Both academic and functional curriculum will be covered in addition to alternate assessments and assistive technology. Includes field experience of 30 hours. Prerequisite: EDU 230.

     
    EDU 353 Adolescent to Young Adult Science Teaching Methods  

    3 credits
    This course prepares the science teacher education candidate to teach science to adolescent and young adults in grades 7-12, based on the National Science Teacher Standards (NSTA) and the National Science Education Standards (NSES). Through a study and application of the structure of scientific knowledge and the pedagogy of science, the teacher education candidate will be prepared in the art and science of teaching biology, chemistry, physics, and earth/space/environmental science with emphasis on the science processes of investigation, experimentation, problem-solving, critical thinking, value analysis, and concept teaching. Co-requisite: EDU 346.


    EDU 354 Adolescent to Young Adult Social Studies Teaching Methods  

    3 credits
    This course prepares the social studies teacher education candidate to teach social studies to adolescent and young adults in grades 7-12, based on the National Council for the Social Studies Standards (NCSS). Through a study and application of the structure of social studies knowledge and the pedagogy of social studies, the teacher education candidate will be prepared in the art and science of teaching American History, World History, and U.S. Government with emphasis on current research, curricular designs, best practices and strategies, and assessment and evaluation techniques appropriate to social studies. Students will understand the interconnectedness of the social studies and the relationship of social studies to other disciplines. Co-requisite: EDU 346.

     
    EDU 355 Adolescent to Young Adult Language Arts Teaching Methods  

    3 credits
    This course prepares the language arts teacher education candidate to teach language arts to adolescent and young adults in grades 7-12, based on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Standards. Through a study and application of the structure of language arts knowledge and the pedagogy of language arts, the teacher education candidate will be prepared in the art and science of teaching English and Communications with emphasis on current research, curricular designs, best practices and strategies, and assessment and evaluation techniques appropriate to the language arts. Students will understand the interconnectedness of the language arts and the relationship of the language arts to related disciplines. Co-requisite: EDU 346.


    EDU 370 Collaboration with Parents and Professionals  

    3 credits
    Strategies to work with and learn from parents and education professionals in the best interest, and to meet the unique needs of all students. Establishing and maintaining good communication, writing and implementing educational plans with others as well as strategies for co-planning and co-teaching. Designing and leading parent and professional meetings, conferences and workshops will be explored in depth. A focus on working with diverse families in the educational and home setting is covered. Prerequisite: EDU 230. Co-requisite: EDU 330 or 331 or 350 or 351.


    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education  

    3 credits
    Justice is part of our schools. Or, is it? This course in educational foundations will develop from diverse perspectives an understanding of the historical, sociological, and philosophical roots of education as they are impacted by justice and the question "how shall we live." Current educational issues and developments will structure the course as we look at how education became an institution and why it must continue to grow and change. Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer credit; ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with credit in EDU 348A. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


    EDU 479A CORE: Reflections on Truth: Intervention Specialist  

    3 credits
    This course will critically examine truth from an educator‘s perspective. Truths become evident when we critically examine questions of depth in education from multiple perspectives. In addition to the core seminar questions, other possible topics include classroom diversity and culture, collaboration among multiple stakeholders, and schooling as seen through the eyes of our learners. Co-requisite: EDU 480.

     
    EDU 479B CORE: Reflections on Truth: Early Childhood  

    3 credits
    This course will critically examine truth from an educator‘s perspective. Truths become evident when we critically examine questions of depth in education from multiple perspectives. In addition to the core seminar questions, other possible topics include classroom diversity and culture, collaboration among multiple stakeholders, and schooling as seen through the eyes of our learners. Co-requisite: EDU 482.


    EDU 479C CORE: Reflections on Truth: Middle Childhood  

    3 credits
    This course will critically examine truth from an educator‘s perspective. Truths become evident when we critically examine questions of depth in education from multiple perspectives. In addition to the core seminar questions, other possible topics include classroom diversity and culture, collaboration among multiple stakeholders, and schooling as seen through the eyes of our learners. Co-requisite: EDU 484.


    EDU 480 Supervised Teaching: Special Education Intervention Specialist  

    12 credits 
    Full-time, full-semester supervised teaching of students with mild, moderate, or intensive educational needs in elementary, middle, or high schools. The student teacher assumes responsibility for the full teaching load of the cooperating teacher including planning, teaching, evaluating, and managing/disciplining, and teacher duties. Pre-requisites: EDU 330 and 350; and/or 331, 351; and EDU 379A. Co-requisite: EDU 479A or equivalent.


    EDU 482 Supervised Teaching: Early Childhood
     

    12 credits 
    Full-time, full-semester supervised teaching in an early childhood classroom. The student teacher assumes responsibility for the full teaching load of the cooperating teacher including planning, teaching, evaluating, and managing/disciplining, and teacher duties. Prerequisites: EDU 315, 332, 339, 333A, 333B, 333C (or equivalent), and 379A. Co-requisite: EDU 479B or equivalent.


    EDU 484 Supervised Teaching: Middle Childhood  

    12 credits 

    Full-time, full-semester supervised teaching in a middle childhood classroom. The student teacher assumes responsibility for the full teaching load of the cooperating teacher including planning, teaching, evaluating, and managing/disciplining, and teacher duties. Prerequisites: EDU 314 and two of the following: 335, 347, 349A, 349B, 349C. Co-requisite: EDU 479C or equivalent. 


    EDU 487 Supervised Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult or Multi-Age  

    12 credits
    Full-time, full-semester supervised student teaching in the student's area of licensure. The student teacher assumes responsibility for the full teaching load of the cooperating teacher including planning, teaching, evaluating and managing/disciplining, and teacher duties. Prerequisites: EDU 346 and Content Methods Course: EDU 353, EDU 354, EDU 355, MTH 352, or ART 337; and EDU 379A. Co-requisite: EDU 488 or equivalent.

     
    EDU 488 Teaching Seminar: Adolescent to Young Adult or Multi-Age  

    1 credit
    A discussion of various professional education topics and a sharing of teaching experiences that assist the student in the transition from student to professional teacher. The Program Completion Portfolio is prepared and presented during EDU 488.Co-requisite: EDU 487.

     

    EDU 1/2/3/485 Special Topics  

    1-3 credits
    Investigation of a particular issue in education. Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor.


    EDU 2/3/486 Independent Study  

    1-3 credits
    Intensive individual work. Includes Honors Program Research. Pre-requisites: Consent of instructor, academic advisor, division chairperson.