EDU 271 School and Society
Chronicles the social, political, economic, and historical background of the contemporary American school system. Demonstrates how social forces have shaped the curriculum, organization, and purposes of formal education. ESOL infused course.
EDU 272 Educational Psychology
Covers child development; learning, evaluation, and assessment; and psychology of teaching. Focuses on motivation, perception, personality, intelligence, and learning.
EDU 280 Diversity in American Education
Examines cultural pluralism in the classroom: multicultural education, diversity and teaching, bilingual education, racism, tracking, and teacher preparation. ESOL stand alone course.
EDU 324 Curriculum and Educational Assessment with Diverse Learners
Addresses organization and curriculum development in elementary and secondary schools including instructional goals and basic teaching strategies. ESOL stand alone course.
EDU 335 Content Area Reading in Secondary Schools
This course is designed to prepare teachers in content areas with the tools needed to help students with reading skills. Pre-service teachers will learn strategies to improve vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills so students can better learn content materials. ESOL infused course. Prerequisite: Secondary certification only; two courses from among EDU 271, 272, 280 and 324.
EDU 345 Orientation to International Studies: Rwanda or Chile
This course serves as an orientation to a field study. Students will read, write, view videos, and discuss the culture, people, geography, history, politics, religions, education and economy of the country where the field study will take place. Prerequisite: Acceptance to Field Study; Instructor Approval. One semester hour.
EDU 347 Global Perspectives of Education
Students will read, discuss, and analyze autobiographical memoirs with focus on the authors' efforts to construct a coherent narrative of life and identity. Special attention will be given to recent memoirs by travelers and immigrants that raise questions about culture, conflict and identification. The interdisciplinary aspect will come from psychological studies of memory (and its vicissitudes) and philosophical reflections on the puzzle of personal identity over time.
EDU 385 Teaching: Students with Exceptionalities
Emphasizes useful strategies for teaching special populations, including students with learning disabilities, mental disabilities, emotional disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory disabilities, communication disabilities, and giftedness. Includes field component.
EDU 406 Strategies for Instruction, Learning & Classroom Management in Diverse Elementary Schools
Emphasizes planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction based on current research. Includes teaching field experience. Prerequisite: Elementary Education major and completion of EDU 271 and 272. Corequisites: EDU 409 and 409L.
EDU 407 Strategies for Instruction, Learning & Classroom Management in Diverse Secondary Schools
Emphasizes planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction in an increasingly diverse school environment based on current research. Includes teaching field experience. ESOL infused course. Prerequisite: Secondary certification only; two courses from among EDU 271, 272, 280 and 324.
EDU 470 Classroom Management
The survey course, taken during the student teaching semester, helps to prepare future teachers in the planning of instruction, organization of classrooms, and the management of student learning. Not only are day-to-day items facing the teachers explored, but also the course examines topics pertaining to teaching such as child abuse, assessments, and job-hunting skills. The ETEP portfolio based on the Florida Competencies must be completed at the performance beginning teacher level. Corequisite: EDU 491.
EDU 490 Student Teaching: Elementary
Provides full-time experience integrating and applying skills in approved local school under direction of master teacher. Prerequisite: All Education major requirements. Corequisite: EDU 470.
EDU 491 Student Teaching: Secondary
Provides full-time experience integrating and applying skills in an approved local school under direction of a master teacher. Corequisite: EDU 470.
EED 319 Integrated Arts in the Elementary School
Provides the student with knowledge, skills, and the disposition to integrate arts into the education of elementary school children in ways that will enrich and enliven the educational experience for all. Prerequisite: Elementary Ed major or Secondary Music minor.
EED 363 Social Studies for Elementary Schools
Delves into foundations for social studies, exploring human experience, environmental studies (including conservation), teaching strategies for inquiry learning, problem solving, and concept development. Prerequisite: two courses from among EDU 271, 272, 280 and 324.
RED 371 Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties
Covers giving and interpreting reading tests, as well as determining programs of remediation. Lab required. EDU Major and RED 309.
RED 409 Differentiated Literacy and Content Area Instruction
This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates with the skills and strategies needed to differentiate instruction in inclusive classrooms with students in diverse elementary school settings. Focuses on the literacy education of students in grades K-6, with particular attention given to helping children construct meaning through reading, writing, listening, and speaking throughout all content areas. ESOL infused course. Prerequisites: EDU Major, junior standing
RED 409L Reading Field Experience
Both RED 406 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Elementary Schools and RED 409 Literacy and Content Area Instruction require an extensive field component. Students will spend approximately 100 hours teaching reading and content area reading in an assigned elementary school. ESOL infused course. RED 406 and 409