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EDUCATION



EDUC 2000 -- Foundations of Education,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course introduces potential teacher education students to the professional educational community and to the role school plays in society. This course will provide an introductory framework allowing students to become conversant with the culture of schools in the United States of America. The material covered will include information for students who are considering teaching as a future career or for those who simply wish to learn more about key educational issues. Requires a 30-hour field experience.


EDUC 2030 -- Introduction to Special Education,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course introduces potential teacher education students to characteristics and categories of exceptionality they will encounter in a typical classroom. Students will become familiar with State and Federal regulations concerning provision of special education and related services (including IDEA-Individuals with Disability Education Act, ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act and NCLB-No Child Left Behind). Learners will examine etiology, characteristics, and educational interventions as they relate to the following categories of special education: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, communication disorders, intellectual and developmental learning disabilities, orthopedic and health disorders, hearing and visual impairments, and educating the gifted and talented. This course will also address current issues such as inclusion, transition, assessment, and multiculturalism. This course requires a 30-hour field experience.


EDUC 2050 -- Human Relations and Multicultural Education,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Ability to do college-level reading and writing as demonstrated by meeting enrollment requirements for ENGL 1120/1121.

This course introduces potential teacher education students to the principles, concepts and approaches to human relations and multicultural education. Major topics will focus on student, family, and community diversity. Specifically, students will explore how race, culture/ethnicity, language, gender, social class, sexual identity, and disability create potential inequities and a lack of access to high quality education in schools and communities. The course will utilize the life experiences of the students as a backdrop in designing culturally and linguistically responsive classroom strategies and methodology. Field experience hours will be required via multicultural events with follow-up reflections.


EDUC 2060 -- Educational Technology,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: It is recommended that the student should be able to do college level reading and writing as demonstrated by meeting enrollment requirements for ENGL 1120/1121.

This course introduces potential teacher education students to the principles, concepts, and ethical practices in the application of educational technology approaches designed to enhance and maximize learner outcomes. There will be a focus on current "best practice" approaches and their evolving nature. The course will be sensitive to the need for differential approaches due to the unique characteristics and abilities of the students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 settings. The course requires a lab experience of one hour per week.