EDUCATION COURSES

EDUC 2301. Introduction to Teaching - acquaints students with the teaching profession and assist students in deciding whether to teach elementary school, middle school or high school;  admission process for teacher education begins.  Field experience:  5 hours

EDUC 2307. Child and Adolescent Development - characteristics of child and adolescent development and its impact on learning and growth.  Field Experience:  6 hours

EDUC 3301. Principles and Practices in Education - survey course of the teaching-learning process, and factors impacting teaching and learning.  Prerequisite:  EDUC 2301 or have consent of instructor.  Field experience:  12 hours

EDUC 3302. Instructional Strategies and Practices - students develop effective lesson plans and learn various models to teach lessons.  Prerequisite: EDUC 3301; consent of instructor.  Field experience:  8 hours

EDUC 3313. Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds - impact of culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion and special populations on learning;  identifies ways to enhance learning and motivation.  Field experience:  6 hours

EDUC 4301. Teaching Science in the Elementary and the Middle School - emphasizes the content, materials, and methods for teaching science.  Prerequisite: EDUC 3302 or consent of instructor.  Field experience:  6 hours

EDUC 4303. Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School - emphasizes content, materials, and methods for teaching social studies.

Prerequisite: EDUC 3302 or consent of instructor.  Field experience:  6 hours

EDUC 4305. Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle School - emphasizes content, materials and methods for teaching math. Prerequisite: EDUC 3302 or consent of instructor.  Field experience:  6 hours

EDUC 4313. Classroom Management - learning to build a system for classroom management that creates a positive learning environment. Prerequisite: Taken in the semester prior to student teaching or with consent of instructor.

Field experience:  6 hours .

EDUC 4318. Becoming a Teacher - prepares students for the state certification exams with emphasis on the TExES PPR.  Taken with student teaching or as the capstone course.

EDUC 4328. Curriculum and Assessment for the Secondary Teacher - a classroom interactive approach to the study of curriculum and assessment. Examination of major curriculum trend and issues. Emphasis on new curriculum innovations and emphasizes. Field experience: 8 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 3302.

EDUC 4661. Elementary Student Teaching
- directed observation and student teaching in a selected elementary classroom. During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR)

EDUC 4662. Middle School Student Teaching - directed observation and student teaching in a selected middle school classroom. During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR)


EDUC 4663. Secondary Student Teaching - directed observation and student teaching in a selected high school classroom. During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR)


EDUC 4664. All Level Student Teaching - directed observation and student teaching in an elementary and secondary classroom. During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR)

 

EDUC 5001. Master Comprehensive Test - test will be composed of objective test item and constructed responses (essay). Measure major learning constructs. Oral component for areas of weakness revealed by the written examination. Prerequisite: Last term of graduate enrollment.


EDUC 5300. Personal and Organizational Leadership - student gains personal and professional leadership skills, progressing from dependency on others to independence, and finally to interdependence with others in the organization.

 

EDUC 5301.  Advanced Principles and Practices in Education - development of skills related to the teaching learning  process.  Filed experience:  14 hours

 

EDUC 5302. Research Methods in Education - development of research skills appropriate
for educational and instructional environments. Development of a research prospectus.


EDUC 5303. Multicultural Education - study of cultural factors, poverty, and disabilities and
how these factors impact and affect school and community behavior. 

Field experience:  8 hours

 

EDUC 5305. Instructional Techniques - proficiency is developed in the use of lesson planning and instructional models. Field experience: 8 hours.

EDUC 5306. Classroom Management - investigation of the major theories of classroom management and the state laws and administrative rules concerning student discipline and development of proficiency in a model.  Field experience:  8 hours

EDUC 5312. Topics in Education - emphasis is placed on current research and case studies of current issues in education. Course may be taken as a class or as an individual project and may be repeated.

EDUC 5318. Becoming a Teacher - prepares students for the state certification exams with emphasis on the TExES PPR. Prerequisite: Taken with student teaching or as the capstone course.

EDUC 5321. Social Studies in the Elementary School - emphasizes the content, materials, and methods for teaching social studies.  Field experience:  6 hours

EDUC 5322. Science in the Elementary School -   emphasizes the content, materials, and methods for teaching science.  Field experience:  6 hours

 

EDUC 5323. Mathematics in the Elementary School -  emphasizes the content, materials, and methods for teaching math.  Field experience:  6 hours

 

EDUC 5324. Curriculum Topics in the EC-6 Classroom - recognizing and meeting the
unique needs of the elementary aged child with special emphasis on EC-6 content standards, lesson and unit planning in the elementary classroom, and elementary curriculum programs. Capstone course taken after 24 hours earned. Focus on preparing for the state test - elementary generalist.


EDUC 5328. Instructional and Assessment Strategies II -
an extension of EDUC 5305 and includes advanced techniques in planning, instructional strategies and assessments. Examination of major curriculum trends and as well as strategies being used to implement curriculum reforms. Prerequisite: EDUC 5305.  Field experience: 8 hours

EDUC 5339. Stress Management - a study of the stress reaction and its relationship to specific illnesses and diseases and effects on productivity, with focus on intervention
techniques. Emphasis on stress modification techniques and there impact on learning.


EDUC 5346. Equity and Excellence in the EC-12 Classroom - critical analysis of diversity issues specific to the EC-12 classroom to ensure an equitable setting with the goal of excellence for all students. Field experience:  8 hours


EDUC 5350/5351. Internship - supervised teaching in elementary or secondary classrooms teaching in public schools or accredited private schools.  Includes projects in the development of instructional strategies and techniques.  Course appropriate for Post-Baccalaureate Certification requirements.

 

EDUC 5353. Learning to Lead - examines past and current research theory relative to leadership development. Explore major paradigms and paradoxes of organizational change and reform. Applies principles of organizational behavior in relation to organizational change.

EDUC 5366. Topical Research in Education - development of an in-depth, research-based paper centering on a self-selected topic in education and an oral presentation to a faculty panel. Serves as a capstone course and may be taken in lieu of the comprehensive examination. Prerequisite: EDUC 5302.

EDUC 5380. Adult Development and Learning - stages of adult development and how adults learn;   strategies identified to assist the adult in development and self-actualization.

EDUC 5381. Child and Adolescent Development and Learning- characteristics of child and adolescent development and how it impacts learning and growth. 

Field experience:  6 hours


EDUC 5382. Brain Based Learning - human learning from the viewpoints of brain-based physiology, behaviorism, social cognition, elemental cognition from developmental, sociocultural and contextual perspectives, metacognition; emotion intertwined with both motivation and learning. Educational implications of the principles and theories.

 

EDUC 5383. Data Based Decision Making - use of data to formulate decisions and courses of action. How data improves programs and decisions. Statistical methods monitors progress, change and trend analysis.


EDUC 5384. Conflict Resolution - analysis of the nature of conflict; methods to resolve conflict; emphasis on collaborative problem solving and mediation. Research project. Prerequisite: Graduate Admission.

 

EDUC 5385. Group Dynamics - in-depth study of models for group processes, and training. Personal and interpersonal skills are developed through an investigation of group norms and development of effective teams. Different training techniques and facilitation skills are investigated and proficiency is developed in the use of group engagement models.

 

EDUC 5386. Ethical Decision Making - leaders and managers at the mid to upper level
encounter ethical issues with greater complexity due to their position within the organization. Ethical issues and subsequent decisions to resolve vexing moral problems is considered a dynamic and interrelated process; not a simple linear progression. Knowledge that positional location within an organization necessitates a comprehensive assessment of how ethical issues intersect and overlap. Research relative to cognitive and emotional competence to identify and handle increasingly complex ethical issues.

 

EDUC 5387. Change Process - change process implementation focuses at the individual level as well as the organizational level. To accomplish change an imperative exist for leadership change and obtaining different perspectives for change. Communication and change agents, organizational development, stages of concern and change implementation focus units.

 

EDUC 5388. Administrators Solving Problems of Practice - relates theory of eight decision models to practice through a series of case studies designed to link current decision theory with solutions to contemporary problems.

 

EDUC 5389. Effective Training - advanced skill building in the design and delivery of effective training.

 

EDUC 5390. Training Leaders in a Diverse Multicultural Environment - comparative
analysis of the diverse cultural groups in the United States and their changing sociological, economic and political status and how intergrade this analysis and understanding affects Leader Training.

EDUC 5461. Elementary Student Teaching - direct observation and student teaching in a selected elementary, middle school, high school or elementary and secondary classrooms. Prerequisites: Completion of all course work or permission from the chair of the education department; acceptance in the Teacher Education Program and advancement to Student Teaching as determined by the Teacher Education Advisory Committee.

EDUC 5462. Elementary Student Teaching
- direct observation and student teaching in a selected elementary, middle school, high school or elementary and secondary classrooms. Prerequisites: Completion of all course work or permission from the chair of the education
department; acceptance in the Teacher Education Program and advancement to Student Teaching as determined by the Teacher Education Advisory Committee.


EDUC 5464. Secondary School Student Teaching - direct observation and student teaching in a selected elementary, middle school, high school or elementary and secondary classrooms. Prerequisites: Completion of all course work or permission from the chair of the education department; acceptance in the Teacher Education Program and advancement to Student Teaching as determined by the Teacher Education Advisory Committee.


EDUC 5465. Secondary School Student Teaching - direct observation and student teaching in a selected elementary, middle school, high school or elementary and secondary classrooms. Prerequisites: Completion of all course work or permission from the chair of the education department; acceptance in the Teacher Education Program and advancement to Student Teaching as determined by the Teacher Education Advisory Committee.


EDUC 5661. Student Teaching in the Elementary School - directed observation and student teaching in a public school elementary classroom.  During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR)

EDUC 5663. Student Teaching in the Secondary School - directed observation and student teaching in a public school secondary classroom.  During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR)

EDUC 5664. Student Teaching for All Grade Levels - directed observation and student teaching in a public school elementary and secondary classroom.  During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR)