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ESE250 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 EDC 250.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ESE251 Educational Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of how children develop (physically, psychologically, socially and 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 EDC 251.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ESE252 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 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.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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
Effective classroom management components that support student achievement and engagement in grades K-12 for students with mild-moderate disabilities. Includes how teacher expectations, effective communication, positive relationships, and restorative practices can impact learner behavior. Also includes organizing the physical environment, establishing effective classroom rules and procedures, Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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ESE257 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 EDC 257.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ESE260 Practicum 1: Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 2.00
In a grades K-12 classroom placement, educator candidates will learn effective teaching strategies for students with mild-moderate disabilities 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 K-12 classroom.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ESE261 Practicum 2: Mild-Moderate Disabilities Credit Hours: 2.00
In a grades K-12 classroom placement, educator candidates will learn effective teaching strategies for students with mild-moderate disabilities 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 K-12 classroom.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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 Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards (AZCCRS). Also includes the incorporation of differentiated instruction and technology into lesson planning.
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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.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESE272 Developmental Reading, Instruction, Assessment, Remediation Credit Hours: 3.00
Comprehensive review of reading instruction for struggling learners. Includes reading development; characteristics of effective readers and those with difficulties; formal and informal assessment of phonics, fluency, phonemic awareness, comprehension, and vocabulary; and methods, materials, and techniques for teaching phonics, fluency, phonemic awareness, comprehension, and vocabulary. Also includes lesson planning, reading technology for home/school connection, and current academic reading trends.
Prerequisite(s): ESE 254 and 270.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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
Overview of the student teaching experience in a grades K-12 Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Internship classroom having students with mild-moderate disabilities. 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. 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
Overview of the student teaching experience in a grades K-12 Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Internship classroom having students with mild-moderate disabilities. 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. 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
In a grades K-12 classroom placement having students with mild-moderate disabilities, 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 K-12 classroom. ESE 290A and ESE 290B together constitute ESE 290.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.