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EDC250 Introduction to Teaching Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the teaching as a profession in the United States educational system. Includes professional teaching standards, school governance ,and various perspectives on education, including historical, philosophical, social, legal, and ethical issues. Also includes an introduction to lesson planning, data literacy, and school culture and climate.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Same as ESE 250.
Offered: Spring.
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EDC251 Educational Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of how children develop (physically, psychologically, socially & cognitively) and the ways in which this information guides instruction. Includes theories of how learning is constructed and describes various factors that impact learning, such as student differences, motivation, engagement, classroom management, differentiated instruction, metacognition, assessment, and teacher self-reflection.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Same as ESE 251.
Offered: Spring.
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EDC252 Survey of Exceptional Education Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the field of Exceptional Education. Includes the history and current laws, qualifying processes and procedures, effective communication and collaboration techniques with general and special education teachers and parents, and characteristics of students with exceptionalities. Also, includes, current and relevant trends in exceptional education and effective instructional strategies and resources that meet the needs of learners with exceptionalities.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Same as ESE 252.
Offered: Spring.
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EDC253 Educational and Assistive Technology Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction for pre-service teachers to the uses of technology in the K-12 school environment to enhance and support instruction and learning, including assistive technology for students with exceptionalities. Includes legal and ethical issues, instructional practices that incorporate technology, assessment, and use of technology to connect with the broader school community. Also includes conducting research, creating presentations, observing classrooms via virtual practica, and creating lesson plans.
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>Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Same as ESE 253.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDC254 Classroom Management: Elementary Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of classroom management styles and strategies that support student engagement and achievement in grades 1-8. Includes learner differences, motivation, interpersonal relationships, teacher expectations, communication, and collaboration. Also includes organizational strategies, procedures, routines, current trends and restorative practices.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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EDC256 Classroom Management: Secondary Credit Hours: 3.00
Effective classroom management components that support student achievement and engagement in grades 7-12. Includes analysis of how learner differences, teacher expectations, effective communication, effective instruction, positive relationships, and restorative practices can impact learner behavior. Also includes self-assessment, classroom management strategies, including rules, procedures, and organizational strategies.
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Information: Post Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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EDC257 21st Century Learning Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to strategies, tools, and resources for teaching in today's classrooms. Includes K-12 content standards, instructional objectives, lesson planning, data literacy, and 21st century skills. Also includes benefits and challenges of technology integration and functions of technology.
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Information: Post Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Same as ESE 257.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDC262 Practicum 1: Elementary Credit Hours: 2.00
In a grades 1-8 classroom placement, educator candidates will learn effective teaching strategies for elementary students through performance, personal reflection and discussions. Includes professional ethics, self-assessment, effective collaboration, student assessment, motivating and engaging students, lesson planning and implementation, effective use of content standards, and digital responsibility.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires 32 hours of practicum placement in a grades 1-8 classroom.
Offered: Summer.
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EDC263 Practicum 2: Elementary Credit Hours: 2.00
In a grades 1-8 classroom placement, educator candidates will learn effective teaching strategies for elementary students through performance, personal reflection and discussions. Includes teaching strategies, effective assessment, matching learning styles to teaching strategies, data analysis, creating effective collaborations, effective use of the learning cycle, and enhancing learning with technology.
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>Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires 32 hours of practicum placement in a grades 1-8 classroom.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDC264 Practicum 1: Secondary Credit Hours: 2.00
In a grades 6-12 classroom placement, educator candidates will learn effective teaching strategies for secondary students through performance, personal reflection and discussions. Includes professional ethics, self-assessment, effective collaboration, student assessment, motivating and engaging students, lesson planning and implementation, effective use of content standards, and digital responsibility.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires 32 hours of practicum placement in a grades 6-12 classroom. offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDC265 Practicum 2: Secondary Credit Hours: 2.00
In a grades 6-12 classroom placement, educator candidates will learn effective teaching strategies for secondary students through performance, personal reflection and discussions. Includes professional ethics, self-assessment, effective collaboration, student assessment, motivating and engaging students, lesson planning and implementation, effective use of content standards, and digital responsibility.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires 32 hours of practicum placement in a grades 6-12 classroom.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDC270 Elementary Methods: English Language Arts Credit Hours: 3.00
Emphasizes the application of theories, methods, and techniques for teaching English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy in grades 1-8. Includes standards-based instruction, elements of effective instruction, differentiation, 21st century skills, technology, and assessment.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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EDC271 Elementary Methods: Math Credit Hours: 3.00
Emphasizes the application of theories, methods, and techniques for teaching Mathematics in grades 1-8. Includes standards-based instruction, elements of effective instruction, differentiation , 21st century skills, technology, and data literacy.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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EDC272 Elementary Methods: Reading/Phonics Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of reading and phonics instruction at the elementary level (grades 1-8). Includes developmental stages of literacy and strategies for teaching phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, decoding, fluency, and reading comprehension. Emphasizes the use of various assessment tools to analyze miscues, diagnose learner needs, guide planning, and differentiate instruction.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDC273 Elementary Methods: Science/Social Studies Credit Hours: 3.00
Emphasizes the application of theories, methods, and techniques for teaching Science and Social Studies (SS) in grades 1-8. Includes standards-based instruction, inquiry learning, problem-based learning, strategies to increase student engagement, 21st century learning, and digital technologies for Science and SS instruction.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDC274 Elementary Methods: Instruction Across the Curriculum Credit Hours: 3.00
Instructional methods for organizing and integrating Literacy and Math across the elementary curriculum. Includes interdisciplinary teaching strategies, inquiry learning, formative and summative assessment, unit planning, lesson planning, and technology integration. Also includes writing instruction and assessment.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDC275 Secondary Methods: English Language Arts/Social Sciences Credit Hours: 3.00
Instructional methods in English Language Arts and Social Sciences for the secondary teacher. Includes considerations in instructional design related to English Language Arts and Social Sciences such as the Essential Elements of Instruction learning objectives, scaffolding instruction, cross-curricular instruction, differentiated instruction, assessment, instructional strategies, learning theories, identifying technology resources, Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, and Arizona Social Studies Standards. Also includes factors impacting student learning and achievement such as teacher bias, socio-economic status, gender, language, culture, special needs, teacher expectations, motivation, engagement, and classroom management.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDC276 Secondary Methods: Math/Science Credit Hours: 3.00
Instructional methods in Mathematics and Science for the secondary teacher. Includes considerations in instructional design related to mathematics and science such as the Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI), learning objectives, scaffolding instruction, cross-curricular instruction, differentiated instruction, assessment, instructional strategies, learning theories, identifying technology resources, Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, and Arizona Science Standards/Next Generation Science Standards. Also includes factors impacting student learning and achievement such as teacher bias, socio-economic status, gender, language, culture, special needs, teacher expectations, motivation, engagement, and classroom management.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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EDC277 Secondary Methods: Instruction Across the Curriculum Credit Hours: 3.00
Instructional methods focused on integrating English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Math across secondary curriculum with a focus on strategies aligned with the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS), Arizona Social Studies Standards, and Arizona Science Standards/Next Generation Science Standards.Includes the Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI), designing developmentally appropriate instruction, cross-curricular instruction, and learner collaboration. Also includes strategies for incorporating 21st Century Learning Skills into the curriculum, data literacy strategies, and strategies that promote learner development of social and cultural perspectives that expand understanding of local and global issues.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDC291A Student Teaching I: Elementary Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the student teaching experience in a grades 1-8 Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Internship classroom. Includes developmentally appropriate instruction, teaching with collaborative and self-directed learning, goal setting, utilizing prior knowledge, and selecting appropriate teaching resources.
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program and EPP Internship approval are required before enrolling in this course. EDC 291A and EDC 291B together constitute EDC 291.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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EDC291B Student Teaching II: Elementary Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the student teaching experience in a grades 1-8 Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Internship classroom. Includes interdisciplinary teaching models, gathering and analyzing student data, Multiple Intelligences Theory, professional development, and collaboration with stakeholders.
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program and EPP Internship approval are required before enrolling in this course. EDC 291A and EDC 291B together constitute EDC 291.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDC291 Student Teaching: Elementary Credit Hours: 8.00
In a grades 1-8 classroom placement, educator candidates will observe and implement developmentally appropriate instruction, teaching with collaborative and self-directed learning, goal setting, utilizing prior knowledge, selecting appropriate teaching resources, interdisciplinary teaching models, gathering and analyzing student data, Multiple Intelligences Theory, professional development, and collaboration with stakeholders.
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program and Capstone readiness approval are required before enrolling in this course. This course requires 12 weeks (60 full instructional days) of field experience in a grades 1-8 classroom. EDC 291A and EDC 291B together constitute EDC 291.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDC292A Student Teaching I: Secondary Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the student teaching experience in a grades 6-12 Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Internship classroom. Includes developmentally appropriate instruction, teaching with collaborative and self-directed learning, goal setting, utilizing prior knowledge, selecting resources, interdisciplinary models, understanding and utilizing assessment data, Multiple Intelligence Theory, professional development, and collaboration with stakeholders.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. EDC 292A and EDC 292B together constitute EDC 292.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
EDC292B Student Teaching II: Secondary Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the student teaching experience in a grades 6-12 Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Internship classroom. Includes developmentally appropriate instruction, teaching with collaborative and self-directed learning, goal setting, utilizing prior knowledge, selecting resources, interdisciplinary models, understanding and utilizing assessment data, Multiple Intelligence Theory, professional development, and collaboration with stakeholders.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.EDC 292A and EDC 292B together constitute EDC 292.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDC292 Student Teaching: Secondary Credit Hours: 8.00
Overview of the student teaching experience in a grades 6-12 classroom placement. Includes developmentally appropriate instruction, teaching with collaborative and self-directed learning, goal setting, utilizing prior knowledge, selecting resources, interdisciplinary models, understanding and utilizing assessment data, Multiple Intelligence Theory, professional development, and collaboration with stakeholders.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program and Capstone readiness approval are required before enrolling in this course. This course requires 12 weeks (60 full instructional days) of field experience in a grades 6-12 classroom. EDC 292A and EDC 292B together constitute EDC 292.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.