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Effective Spring 2021. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
EDU200 Introduction to Education Credit Hours: 3.00
Provides students with an introductory overview of Education. Includes purposes of schools and schooling; characteristics of effective schools; diversity and its effects on schools, teachers, and students; social problems affecting schools; comparative education; curriculum issues and controversies; and technology's impact on schools and schooling. Also includes philosophical, legal, and financial issues facing today's schools; history of American education; and current trends in education reform.
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EDU201 Diversity in Education Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration of diversity represented in the school community, including culture, language, ethnicity, socio-economic status, ability, age, sexual orientation, and lived experiences. Includes factors that impact educational practices, shape our educational system, and influence student achievement. Also includes the application of knowledge of diversity to the teaching/learning process and the facilitation of positive interactions within the learning community; the development of collaborative relationships; and the support of student development and well-being.
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EDU202 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner Credit Hours: 3.00
Foundations of special education, encompassing the characteristics of students with exceptionalities, laws governing special education, the role of the teacher working with exceptional learners, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and the Special Education process. Includes current educational practices and theories related to instruction, classroom management, and assessment in special education. Also includes collaboration and communication supporting the success of students with exceptionalities.
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EDU206 Relationships in Classroom Settings Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to basic classroom management principles. Includes management of curriculum, instruction, the physical environment, psychosocial factors, student motivation, and special groups. Also includes a focus on disruptive family involvement, managing student behavior, communication, stress management, and appropriate record keeping.
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Information: This class requires 60 hours of volunteering in a local K-12 school. Students must select their site by the first EDU206 class session and must have a fingerprint clearance card and background check before participation. This process could take four weeks (students should check with the school district where they will be volunteering for details).
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EDU290A Internship I Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of the student teaching experience, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation; and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio completion, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education department approval before enrolling in this course. EDU 290A, 290B, 290C and 290D together constitute EDU 290.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU290B Internship II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of EDU 290A, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation; and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio completion, teamwork and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education department approval prior to registration.
Information: EDU 290A, 290B, 290C and 290D together constitute EDU290.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU290C Internship III Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of EDU 290B, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation; and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio completion, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education department approval prior to registration. EDU 290A, 290B, 290C and 290D together constitute EDU 290.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU290D Internship IV Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of EDU 290C, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation; and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio completion, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education department approval prior to registration. EDU 290A, 290B, 290C, and 290D together constitute EDU 290.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU290 Internship Credit Hours: 8.00
Overview of the student teaching experience, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation; and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education department approval before enrolling in this course. EDU 290A, 290B, 290C and 290D together constitute EDU 290.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.