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ESE250 Introduction to Teaching Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the teaching profession providing a historical context for K-12 education. Includes an introduction to the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards and the state academic standards and related instructional shifts. Also includes a beginning foundation for pedagogical knowledge for successful teaching, an understanding of ethics and professionalism in K-12 education and an exploration of the challenges and rewards of being a K-12 educator.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Same as EDC 250.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ESE251 Educational Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of how K-12 students learn and how this information can be adapted to encompass learner differences and enable positive student outcomes. Includes theories of how learning is constructed, cognitive processes, multiple intelligences, factors that impact learning, developmental assessments, home and school partnerships, differentiated instruction, learning and behavior, and classroom management strategies. Also includes physical, psychological, moral, social and cognitive development.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Same as EDC 251.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ESE252 Survey of Special Education Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of special education for general education and special education pre-service teachers. Includes the history of special education, legislation, types of mild-moderate exceptionalities, referrals and assessment, instructional practices and delivery models, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), effects of cultural and linguistic diversity, and family and community considerations. Also includes the roles of special education and general education teachers as they pertain to students with exceptionalities.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Same as EDC 252.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ESE253 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 EDC 253.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ESE254 Foundations of Instruction: Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 3.00
Framework for understanding and working with students with mild-moderate disabilities. Includes current laws, procedures, and academic trends. Also includes characteristics of students with mild-moderate disabilities; collaboration and consultation techniques; and effective materials, resources, and educational pedagogies that meet the needs of learners with disabilities.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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ESE255 Classroom Management for Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of skills, methods and strategies for instructional and behavioral management for students with mild-moderate disabilities. Includes evaluating and responding to classroom and behavioral situations with emphasis on establishing positive relationships and learning environments. Also includes organizing the physical environment, establishing effective classroom procedures, and developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs).
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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ESE260 Practicum 1: Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 1.00
In a grades K-12 classroom placement, students will observe and analyze effective teaching strategies for elementary students. Includes theories of learning, classroom management strategies, Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI), assessment data, and differentiating instruction. Also includes self-assessment, relevant laws and policies, and professional behavior.
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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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ESE261 Practicum 2: Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 1.00
In a grades K-12 classroom placement, students will learn effective teaching strategies for students with mild-moderate disabilities through performance, personal reflection and discussions. Includes Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI) strategies, instructional methods aligned with the Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS), diversity of learners, an understanding of Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching standards, effectively interacting with students, and appropriate professional behaviors.
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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.
 
ESE270 Methods of Instruction: Students/Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 3.00
Emphasizes the application of materials, strategies, methods, and techniques for creating lessons that promote mastery of learning and active participation for teaching students with mild-moderate disabilities. Includes Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI) and Differentiated Instruction. Also includes the incorporation of assessment, Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, and academic trends.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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ESE271 Mild-Moderate Methods: K-12 Inst. Across the Curriculum Credit Hours: 3.00
Instructional strategies for integrating English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Math across K-12 curricula for students with mild-moderate range of exceptionalities. Includes strategies that are aligned with Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS). Also includes lesson planning, differentiated instruction, and assessment.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Summer.
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ESE272 Developmental Reading, Instruction, Assessment, Remediation Credit Hours: 3.00
Comprehensive review of current information related to providing reading instruction to struggling learners. Includes reading development, characteristics of students with reading difficulties, reasons students struggle to read, and the five areas of reading identified by the National Reading Panel. Primary areas of focus are formative assessments used to plan reading interventions, lesson planning, and direct, explicit instructional strategies necessary for teaching struggling learners to read. Also includes classroom management techniques, uses of technology, and self-monitoring techniques for students.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Summer.
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ESE273 Diagnosis and Assessment of Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts, skills and techniques used when assessing and diagnosing students with mild-moderate disabilities. Includes the assessment process, informal and formal assessments, synthesizing and analyzing testing scores for academic purposes.
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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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ESE290A Student Teaching I: Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 4.00
Student teaching experience in collaboration with a Pima supervising instructor. Includes hands-on experience in a grades K-12 Special Education school setting, designing and delivering lesson plans, managing and monitoring the learning environment, strategies for achieving learning goals, differentiating instruction, assessment and planning for instruction, professional readings, self-reflection, building a professional portfolio, clinical and collegial observations and evaluations, networking within the school, participating in student activities, and self-assessment.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. ESE 290A and ESE 290B together constitute ESE 290.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ESE290B Student Teaching II: Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of ESE 290A: Student Teaching I: Mild-Moderate Disabilities. Student teaching experience in collaboration with a Pima supervising instructor. Includes hands-on experience in a grades K-12 Special Education school setting, designing and delivering lesson plans, managing and monitoring the learning environment, strategies for achieving learning goals, differentiating instruction, assessment and planning for instruction, professional readings, self-reflection, building a professional portfolio, clinical and collegial observations and evaluations, networking within the school, participating in student activities, and self-assessment.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. ESE 290A and ESE 290B together constitute ESE 290.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESE290 Student Teaching: Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 8.00
Student teaching experience in collaboration with a cooperating teacher and a Pima supervising instructor. Includes hands-on experience in a grades K-12 Special Education school setting, designing and delivering lesson plans, managing and monitoring the learning environment, strategies for achieving learning goals, differentiated instruction, assessment and planning for instruction, professional readings, self-reflection, building a professional portfolio, clinical and collegial observations and evaluations, , networking within the school, participating in student activities, and self-assessment.
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Course Corequisites:
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.