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    EDC 401 Introduction to Lesson Planning

    1 Credit(s)
    This course provides student with a foundation in the skill of writing lesson plans. Anchored in the Backward Design approach to lesson planning, this course will guide students towards an in-depth understanding of the various components of lesson plans. Students will also gain familiarity and facility with the state and national standards that are relevant to their intended discipline or grade range. One lecture hour per week. Prerequisite: Admission to a 4+1 program in education.
  
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    EDC 404 Introduction to Teaching and Assessment

    3 Credit(s)
    This course uses a professional learning community model to help students understand instructional strategies appropriate for the needs of diverse learners and varied subject matters. It introduces the design of curriculum, instructional units, lesson plans, assessment techniques, and teaching strategies. Core tasks include working as part of a professional learning community, giving and receiving useful feedback, and exploring the context of teaching and facing issues of equitable educational practice. Three lecture hours per week. Field-based assignments are required. Prerequisite: EDC 115 .
  
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    EDC 405 Culturally Responsive Teaching

    3 Credit(s)
    Students will explore and reflect upon the challenges and opportunities they will encounter teaching students from diverse backgrounds. This course provides an introduction to the goals of multicultural education, strategies of culturally responsive teaching and the habits of mind needed to become effective educators. Students will gain an understanding of the ways in which culture impacts and informs teaching, learning and classroom climate. Issues to be addressed include ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, language and other facets of identity. Includes current theory and research, as well as effective strategies to promote learning, intercultural relations, and self-esteem among all learners. Three lecture hours per week. Includes 1-3 hours of field experience weekly. Prerequisite: EDC 115  or EEC 105 , or ENL 110 , or equivalent.
  
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    EDC 406 Literacy Development II

    3 Credit(s) W-III
    This second course in the literacy sequence focuses on ways to assess children’s literacy development, including; formative and summative reading and writing assessments. Students apply knowledge learned in the course and in Literacy Development I to assess, design and implement instruction for an individual child in a designated early childhood or elementary setting. Students will begin to develop a repertoire of instructional approaches, resources and materials that will increase as they progress through the methods courses and student teaching. Students keep records of tutoring lesson, construct materials, and select and use children’s literature as well as print and digital resources in support of instruction. This course emphasizes writing and revision with required initial and final tutoring reports as well as regular written reflections. Field-based assignments are required. Prerequisite: EDC 400 .
  
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    EDC 415 Teaching Students with Exceptional Learning Needs

    3 Credit(s)
    All teachers teach all students; therefore all teachers must prepare to work with students with exceptional learning needs (ELN), This course will develop participants’ understanding of collaborative roles of professionals who work with children with ELN. The focus of the class will be on how to develop an inclusive, welcoming classroom environment where all learners thrive through the use of differentiated instruction, universal design for learning, and the appropriate application of assistive and adaptive technologies. Topics include IEPs, 504 plans, and gifted education emphasizing teaching methodologies and tools appropriate to inclusive, welcoming environments: universal design for learning, differentiation, and the use of adaptive and assistive technologies. Includes 15 hours of field experience during the semester. Not open to students who have received credit for EDU203. Prerequisite: EDC 115  or EEC 105 .
  
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    EDC 416 Assessment Methods

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide licensure track students with the knowledge and skills needed to utilize assessment as a tool to enhance their own teaching as well as the engagement and learning of their PK-12 students. Through readings, observation, and work in their fieldwork classrooms, candidates will examine their own and society’s stances towards assessment while they are learning to craft, interpret, and utilize a variety of assessment tools geared to their content area(s) and the needs of the diverse range of students they will be working with as professional educators. Three lecture hours per week. Field-based assignments are required. Prerequisites: EDC 115 , EDC 405 , and acceptance into the licensure program.
  
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    EDC 431 Fieldwork Seminar I: Critical Issues and Effective Practices in the Early Primary Grades

    1.5 Credit(s)
    This fieldwork seminar provides an introduction to critical issues and effective practices in early childhood education (ECE). Topics include findings from developmental science that inform early instruction, how to use play to advance children’s learning, an overview of prominent models of ECE curriculum, and exposure to instructional strategies that effectively promote children’s learning and development. This seminar will provide a forum for students in this cohort-based program to process what they are seeing in their field placements. Includes required weekly field experiences in an ECE setting. Prerequisites: EDC 115 . Admission to the combined undergraduate/graduate licensure program.
  
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    EDC 432 Fieldwork Seminar II: Critical Issues and Effective Practices in the Early Primary Grades

    1.5 Credit(s)
    This fieldwork seminar provides an introduction to critical issues and effective practices in early childhood education (ECE). Topics include findings from developmental science that inform early instruction, how to use play to advance children’s learning, an overview of prominent models of ECE curriculum, and exposure to instructional strategies that effectively promote children’s learning and development. This seminar will also provide a forum for students in this cohort-based program to process what they are seeing in their field placements. Includes required weekly field experiences in an ECE setting. Prerequisites: EDC 115 . Admission to the combined undergraduate/graduate licensure program.
  
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    EDC 451 Fieldwork Seminar I: Critical Issues and Effective Practices in the Elementary Grades

    1.5 Credit(s)
    Fieldwork Seminar I is the first of a two-part yearlong seminar. In this seminar, the elementary cohort will begin to come together as a cohesive group. As a group, the teacher candidates will explore topics in elementary education as they emerge in their elementary-level field placement. Students will begin an exploration of topics relevant to elementary teachers, different models of structuring elementary schools and classrooms, and ways that elementary teachers can connect with students and families. Students will begin to develop their skills as reflective practitioners. Includes weekly fieldwork. Prerequisites:EDC 115 . Admission to the combined undergraduate/graduate licensure program.
  
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    EDC 452 Fieldwork Seminar II: Critical Issues and Effective Practices in the Elementary Grades

    1.5 Credit(s)
    Fieldwork Seminar II is the second of a two-part yearlong seminar. The seminar provides the place for the elementary cohort to come together as a cohesive group. As a group, the teacher candidates will explore topics in elementary education as they emerge in their elementary grade field placement. Course topics will  include an introductory survey of the motivation to become an elementary school teacher, changes elementary students face, and strategies to address students’ diverse needs. Cohort members will develop reflective practitioner skills in a culturally responsive setting. Includes weekly fieldwork. Prerequisites: EDC 451 . Admission to the combined undergraduate/graduate licensure program.
  
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    EDC 525 Capstone Seminar and Internship in Community Education

    6 Credit(s)
    This capstone seminar and internship provides intensive guidance in planning, implementing, and assessing educational experiences for youth in community-based organizations (CBOs). Through direct participation in the education work of the CBO, students will bridge the gap between theory and practice as well as between academic and experiential learning. Requires a minimum of twelve hours/week of fieldwork in an approved CBO with a minimum of 150 hours total for the semester. A bi-weekly seminar will assist students in making the connection between their academic work and their internship experience, enhance knowledge and skills, and support reflective practice. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: Completion of all Educational Studies-Community Education concentration requirements and permission of department chairperson.
  
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    EDU 100 The Premise of the School

    3 Credit(s)
    An examination of the philosophical, social, psychological, and historical premises upon which schooling and child care in America have been established. Those premises and practices which have proven to be dysfunctional as well as those which have been especially successful will be analyzed with particular care as cautions and models for continued practice in child care and school settings. Three lecture hours and one hour fieldwork per week. Required for Education Majors, Elementary concentration.
  
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    EDU 105 The Premise of the School and Child Care

    3 Credit(s)
    An examination of the philosophical, social, psychological, and historical premises upon which schooling and child care in America have been established. Those premises and practices which have proven to be dysfunctional as well as those which have been especially successful will be analyzed with particular care as cautions and models for continued practice in child care and school settings. Three lecture hours and one hour fieldwork per week. Required for Education majors, Early Childhood concentration.
  
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    EDU 110 Contemporary Middle School

    3 Credit(s)
    Introduction to the philosophical, social, and psychological foundations of education for early adolescence and the structure of the middle school. Topics will include characteristics of today’s middle school population, middle school curriculum, co-curricular programming, and effective instructional strategies. Three hours of lecture per week and two hours guided observation in a local middle school. Required of Education majors, Middle School concentration.
  
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    EDU 203 Principles and Fundamentals of Special Education

    3 Credit(s)
    This course prepares students to effectively teach children with special needs including both high and low incidence disabilities. Students will learn teaching and assessment methods appropriate to inclusive classrooms.  Students will develop the skills to collaborate successfully with special education teachers and related service providers.  Students will understand their role in identifying children in need of further services, participating in meetings, and collecting needed data.  Three lecture hours and one hour of fieldwork per week. Required of all Education majors, Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School concentrations.
  
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    EDU 206 Emotional Literacy and Counseling

    3 Credit(s)
    This highly interactive course introduces students to basic emotional literacy and related counseling concepts. Students will be expected to move quickly from theory to practice and learn by doing. Outside of class listening sessions with classmate will be required. Recommended for students interested in counseling, teaching, and other helping professions. Elective. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    EDU 208A Teaching, Learning and Assessment

    3 Credit(s)
    This course will focus on the skills and strategies of classroom teaching. Topics include learning and teaching styles; motivation; teacher-student relationships; classroom management; assessment; models of curriculum; and materials, resources, learning tools and technologies. Three lecture hours a week. Required of all Education majors with Early Childhood and Elementary concentrations. Prerequisite: EDU 100  or EDU 105 .
  
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    EDU 250A Language and Literacy Development

    3 Credit(s)
    This introductory course focuses on language and literacy development for children from preschool through elementary school. Emergent literacy skill, including oral language, phonemic awareness and concepts of print, will be explored. The processes involved in the reading and writing development of a first or second language learner, including vocabulary knowledge, word analysis, fluency and reading comprehension, will be emphasized.  In addition, students will learn to use children’s literature, technology, and other materials in support of children’s reading and writing development.  Three lecture hours per week. Required for all Education majors with Early Childhood and Elementary concentrations. Prerequisite: EDU 100  or EDU 105 .
  
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    EDU 252A Contemporary Secondary School

    3 Credit(s)
    Introduces the historical, philosophical, social, political, and psychological foundations of the contemporary US/Massachusetts middle and high school. Various administrative structures, social settings, and contemporary issues are examined. Topics include approaches to secondary education, best practices, curriculum organization, national/state education reforms and curriculum frameworks. Three lectures per week; all students will complete and document 15 hours of pre-practicum fieldwork in a middle and/or high school setting. Required for students in the secondary education minors.
  
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    EDU 254A Teaching the Adolescent (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    Introduces students to an array of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of diverse learners and subject matter with emphasis on standards-based design and alignment with curriculum frameworks. Topics include pedagogical approaches, lesson planning, assessment, classroom management, and learning theory as they apply to adolescent learners in general and to those with specfic learning needs. Three lecture hours per week plus 25 hours of field experience. Required of all students in the Bachelor of Science in Education: Middle School concentration and for Secondary Education minors. Prerequisite: EDU 110  or EDU 252A .
  
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    EDU 255 The Early Adolescent in Middle School Settings

    3 Credit(s)
    Addresses the characteristics of early adolescents in general, and, in particular, cultural, social, and familial settings, as well as responsive programs. Some topics include transition between childhood and adolescence; cognitive styles; sex and cultural differences; moral development; teacher-student relationships; and the effect of school organization, curriculum and support services. Three lecture hours per week. Required of Educational Studies Majors in the Middle School concentration.
  
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    EDU 255A Instructional Technology for the Secondary School

    3 Credit(s)
    This course will demonstrate the contemporary array of technological assistance available to the secondary school teacher in today’s high school. With an emphasis on how to enhance secondary school instruction the student will learn how to use a wide variety of audio, visual, multimedia, print and non-print instructional technology. Special attention will focus on the latest in computer-based instructional technology. Three lecture hours per week plus lab/field experiences. Required of all students in Secondary Education minors.
  
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    EDU 256A Responding to Diversity in Contemporary Secondary Schools

    3 Credit(s) V
    Addresses the significance of cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, gender, family style and cognitive differences in the school experience of secondary students. Topics include academic achievement, intercultural relations, school/family/community partnerships and research-based pedagogical/policy responses effective with diverse groups. Course emphasizes the legal, moral and professional responsibilities of teachers and students. Required of students with Secondary Education minors. Three lecture hours plus one hour of field experience per week. Prerequisites: EDU 252A  and PSY 252 .
  
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    EDU 260A Reading and Writing Strategies in Secondary Education

    3 Credit(s)
    Students learn strategies for assisting secondary students with reading and writing in the academic disciplines. Topics include instruction and assessment of literacy skills; the use of textbooks, trade books, and electronic texts; comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, the writing process, study skills, and first and second language and literacy processes. Three lecture hours per week. Required of Education majors with Middle School concentration and Secondary Education minors. Prerequisite: EDU 110  or EDU 252A .
  
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    EDU 300 Reading, Writing, and Children’s Literature in the Elementary School with Field Experiences

    3 Credit(s) W
    This course emphasizes strategies for teaching reading, writing, and literature to all children in a multi-cultural setting. Students will learn contemporary, evidence-based strategies for teaching literacy, including encoding and decoding skills, comprehension, vocabulary, writing and independent reading. Writer’s workshop, discussion, fostering motivation to read, and the role of literacy assessment in differentiating instruction will be emphasized.  Through writing and revision, students learn to express themselves effectively as future professionals.  Three lecture hours per week plus field experiences. Required for Education majors, Elementary concentration. Prerequisites: EDU 100 , EDU 208A , EDU 250A  and acceptance into Licensure Program.
  
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    EDU 305 Connecting Math You Teach to Math You Know

    3 Credit(s)
    This course will delve into the connections between national and state mathematics standards for elementary students and teachers.  Participants will gain an understanding of how teacher content knowledge and pedagogical techniques intertwine to enhance quality practice in the mathematics classroom.
  
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    EDU 307E Fundamentals of Teaching English as a Second Language

    3 Credit(s)
    This course will introduce students to contemporary theory and approaches in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). It will also  prepare students with knowledge and skills to help ELLs at varying stages of proficiency to acquire both English language skills and content. The ways that first and second languages are learned will be explored and students will become familiar with an interactive approach to language pedagogy. Topics include:  second language acquisition, linguistic awareness, sheltered English immersion, and contemporary methods and approaches to teaching language.   Three lecture hours per week.
    Prerequisite: ENG 102, ENL 102   ENG 102 ESL,  , ENG 103, ENL 103 , ENG 106H, or .       
     
  
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    EDU 308 Teaching Strategies in the Multicultural Classroom

    3 Credit(s) V
    This course examines the impact of culture on teaching, learning, and classroom climates. Issues of ethnicity, race, gender, linguistic style, family style, and cognition will be addressed. Includes current theory and research, as well as effective strategies to promote learning, intercultural relations and self esteem. Three lecture hours and one hour of fieldwork per week. Required for Education majors, Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School concentrations.
  
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    EDU 309 Social Studies in the Elementary School with Field Experiences (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    The course is a hands-on, inquiry approach to best practices in social studies methods and strategies, exemplifying how to sustain elementary students’ sense of wonder and curiosity about their world, their country, and their neighborhood.  It is intended to open new vistas of exploration for youngsters as they investigate the physical contours of their planet and the delicate relationships among people through study and research of all nations and peoples. Special emphasis throughout is placed on civic engagement and critical thinking. Three lecture hours per week plus field experiences. Required for Education, Elementary Concentration.
    Prerequisites: EDU 100 , EDU 208A , EDU 250A .
  
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    EDU 310 Urban Education

    3 Credit(s)
    This course provides an analysis of the societal and institutional processes and problems, which have a bearing upon the education of children in urban settings. A multi-disciplinary approach is used, supplemented by lectures, guided readings, films, and appropriate fieldwork. Three class hours per week. Offered as needed. Elective.
  
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    EDU 318 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching for Students with Special Needs with Field Experiences

    3 Credit(s)
    This course provides instruction in the strategies used in including special needs children through individualizing and modifying classroom organization and methods of teaching. Students observe the mainstreaming process in practice in school programs two hours each week. Attention is focused on the role of the classroom teacher in implementing the mandate of Chapter 766, the Comprehensive Special Education Law. Three lecture hours plus one 2-hour laboratory per week. Elective.
  
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    EDU 319A Day Care Teaching and Administration with Field Experiences

    3 Credit(s)
    Comprehensive and practical day care organization, teaching, and administration are examined as essential elements in stimulating optimal development of the child. Learning through exploration and inquiry in a warm, family-oriented environment places the welfare of the child at the center of an educational process involving the child and his/her parents. A regular feature of this course will be guest lectures and demonstrations by successful professional educators in day care. Three lecture hours per week and occasional field experiences. Satisfies Mass. Department of Early Education requirements for teacher-director.
  
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    EDU 320 Literature for Early Childhood

    3 Credit(s)
    One of the best ways to motivate the child in beginning reading is to share with him/her interesting and exciting literature. This course acquaints the student with what is good and appealing in children’s books, and shows ways to present this material to young children in a creative and imaginative manner. Literature programs and books for children are among the required reading for this course. Three lecture hours per week. Elective.
  
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    EDU 324 Language Arts and Social Studies in the Middle School with Field Experience (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    Review and practice in the teaching of English/Language Arts and Social Studies in middle school and their interrelatedness. Topics include, using literature, writing across the curriculum, group process and research skills, designing interdisciplinary thematic units and teaching strategies for heterogeneous classroom. Three lecture hours per week. Pre-practicum field experience. Required of Education majors in the Middle School concentration. Prerequisites: EDU 110 , EDU 255 , EDU 260A .
  
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    EDU 325 Math, Science and Technology in the Middle School (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    Review and practice in the teaching of Math, Science and Technology in middle school and their interrelationships. Topics include problem solving, communication, reasoning and connections, the changes in curriculum brought about by technological advances, the design and implementation of thematic units, and strategies for teaching heterogeneous groups. Three lecture hours per week. Pre-practicum field experience included. Required of Education majors in the Middle School concentration. Prerequisites: EDU 110 , EDU 255 , EDU 260A .
  
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    EDU 326E Museum Education

    3 Credit(s)
    Drawing on literature from the fields of history and education, this course will offer an overview of the field of museum education. Particular focus will be given to the educational role of museums, the specifics of museum learning, exhibit design, and the use of technology. This course may contain a field work component with a local museum. Students may not complete both HST326 and EDU326E for credit. Three lecture hours per week
  
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    EDU 334 Literature for Children in the Elementary Grades

    3 Credit(s)
    Students study classic and contemporary literature for children in grades one through six. Emphasized in this study are the origins and genres of children’s literature; literary elements; strategies for teaching children’s literature; and key issues in the field, such as cultural and gender stereotyping and the treatment of sensitive subjects. Three lecture hours per week. Students may receive credits for ENL 334  or EDU334 but not both. Not open to students who have received credit for EDU 321 . Prerequisite: ENL 102 , ENL 103 , or ENL 110H .
  
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    EDU 335 Secondary School Curriculum Materials and Methods-English (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    This course surveys a general study of the background and philosophies of teaching English, focuses on methods and materials in the classroom, investigates curriculum issues and professional concerns, analyzes the teaching/learning processes, and responds to social, political, and cultural issues of concern to the NCTE. Three lecture hours per week with integrated pre-practicum field experience of at least 25 hours. Prerequisites: EDU 252A , EDU 254A , EDU 256A , EDU 260A ; permission of the department chairperson and acceptance into Secondary Education minor/licensure track.
  
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    EDU 337M Secondary School Curriculum Materials and Methodology in Mathematics (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    This course culminates pre-practicum courses required for licensure in teaching math at the middle and high school levels. It prepares the student to effectively teach a modern math curriculum and emphasizes the philosophy and psychological foundations of math education. Current texts and materials are considered, as are strategies, the use of media including computer-assisted instruction, and the relationship of math to societal issues. Three lecture hours and two hours of pre-practicum fieldwork per week (at least 25 hours total). Prerequisites:EDU 252A , EDU 254A , EDU 265A , EDU 260A ; Permission of the department chairperson and acceptance into Secondary Education minor/licensure track.
  
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    EDU 337S Secondary School Curriculum Materials & Methodology in Science (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    This course culminates pre-practicum courses required for certification in teaching science at the high school level. It prepares the student to teach effectively a modern science curriculum by emphasizing the philosophy and psychological foundations of science education, the current texts and materials, lab approaches, practical strategies, use of media including computer assisted instruction, and the relationship of science to societal issues. Students are required to test out their own theories of science instruction by fieldwork in local high schools. Three lecture hours per week plus two hours of fieldwork per week. Prerequisites: BIO302T and permission of supervising Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 338A Teaching Art As a Special Subject (Pre-K-8)

    3 Credit(s)
    An exploration of curriculum development utilizing art-learning experiences previously formulated. Students examine and develop units of learning directed toward one specific concept of art or art history. Open only to and required of all Art majors in the Art Education concentration (Pre-K-8). A field component is included requiring classroom observation in local schools. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credits for EDU338. Prerequisite: ART307 or ART 307A .
  
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    EDU 339N Teaching Methods in Theatre & Speech Communication (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    This course introduces a broad spectrum of methods and materials for teaching Theatre & Speech in the schools. On-site examination of Theatre & Speech programs in local schools will be part of this course. Elements of theatre production and speech curriculum will be addressed. Three lecture hours with at least two hours of fieldwork per week. Not open to students who have received credits for EDU339. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Licensure Program.
  
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    EDU 341 Teaching History and the Social Sciences (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    Required for licensure as a teacher of history. Course covers educational philosophy, classroom theory and practice. Three lecture hours per week with integrated pre-practicum field experience of at least 25 hours. Prerequisites: EDU 252A , EDU 254A , EDU 256A , EDU 260A  ; permission of the department chairperson and acceptance into Secondary Education minor/licensure track.
  
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    EDU 345 Teaching Art in the Middle and High Schools (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    An exploration of art curriculum development utilizing instructional and assessment techniques from previous learning experiences. A field component of 20 hours is included requiring classroom observation and assistance in local schools. Required of Art majors in the Art Education concentration (Grades 5-12). Three lecture hours per week, plus field experience. Prerequisites: ART 339  and acceptance into Licensure Program.
  
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    EDU 346 Science in the Elementary School with Field Experience

    3 Credit(s)
    A hands-on approach to science will include topics from physical, earth, health, engineering, and life sciences, appropriate for setting and achieving instructional objectives in grades 1-6. Emphasis will be on learning how students construct understanding of science concepts and how to design lessons. Three lecture hours per week plus assigned field experiences. Required for Education majors, elementary concentration. Prerequisites: EDU 100 , EDU 208A , EDU 250A and acceptance into Licensure Program.
  
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    EDU 347 Mathematics in the Elementary School with Field Experiences

    3 Credit(s)
    This course deals with teaching the concepts of numeration, computation, estimation, problem solving, time and space, geometry, modeling, measurement and graphs, and inference. The course provides current approaches to the teaching of mathematics in grades 1 - 6. Emphasis will be given to why and how to get children actively involved in doing mathematics via learning experiences that facilitate discovery. Three lecture hours per week plus assigned field experiences. Required for Education majors, Elementary Concentration. Prerequisites: EDU 100 , EDU 208A , EDU 250A , MAT 123 , MAT 124  and acceptance into Licensure Program.
  
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    EDU 350 Reading, Language, & Children’s Lit in Early Childhood Educ with Field Experiences (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    Literacy growth will be viewed as part of a developmental continuum progressing from oral language acquisition, speaking, and listening, through the use of language, invented spelling, beginning writing, and emergent reading. Through the reading-writing connection, basal readers, literature-based programs and whole language, an eclectic approach to reading will be presented. Of significance will be the use of this literature to promote any literary development. Three lecture hours per week plus field experiences. Required for Education majors, Early Childhood concentration. Prerequisites: EDU 105 , EDU 208A , EDU 250A  and acceptance into the licensure program.
  
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    EDU 360 The Arts and Social Studies in Early Childhood Education with Field Experience (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    An exploration of the arts and social studies as they impact upon early learning experiences. VIsual and performing arts will be emphasized in a learning environment that helps youngsters become more aware of their physical and social surroundings promoting play that leads to genuine learning. Three lecture hours per week plus field experiences. Required for Education majors, Early Childhood concentration. Prerequisites: EDU 105 , EDU 208A , EDU 250A  and acceptance into Licensure Program.
  
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    EDU 370 Mathematics, Science & Technology in Early Childhood Education with Field Experiences (Pre-Practicum)

    3 Credit(s)
    An exploration of how to present basic mathematical concepts to young children in an instructional setting that promotes an understanding of mathematics and leads to further development of fundamental notions about the natural environment through activities that initiate a formal study of the natural sciences. Modern technology will be a primary instrument in the development of these ideas about mathematics and natural science. Three lecture hours per week plus field experiences. Required for Education majors, Early Childhood concentration. Prerequisites: EDU 105 , EDU 208A , EDU 250A  and acceptance into Licensure Program.
  
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    EDU 400A Preschool Practicum with Field Experiences

    6 Credit(s)
    This course involves active involvement in preschool activities. This directed experience and the related college seminar (which provides intensive guidance in planning and evaluating suitable teaching/learning processes aligned with state standards) offer the opportunity to develop competence in teaching preschoolers. This practicum requires spending a minimum of twelve hours weekly in a preschool. Offered as needed. Not open to students who have previously received credit for EDU400. Restricted admission. Permission of Department Chairperson required.
  
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    EDU 404 Orientation to Learning Disabilities with Field Experience

    3 Credit(s)
    Overview of the etiology, symptomatology, and remediation of perceptual learning disorders at the elementary and secondary levels. Orientation to informal and formal assessment techniques and instruments to identify specific learning styles, abilities, and disabilities. Field experience of three hours weekly required. Offered as needed. Elective.
  
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    EDU 407 Computer Literacy for Educational Professionals

    3 Credit(s)
    This course will provide the professional educator with an introduction to the use of computers in education. Through hands-on experiences with computer hardware and related software, each participant will gain a general literacy in the area. This course deals with such topics as: History of computers, simple programming, computer language, evaluation of educational programs, artificial intelligence, and ethical problems. This course satisfies the Competency-based Skills Core requirement in computer literacy. Three lecture hours per week. Elective.
  
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    EDU 410 Internship in Children’s Literature

    3 Credit(s)
    An internship program under the auspices of selected educational, cultural, business, and service organizations will provide students with opportunities to work in areas directly related to their academic interests in children’s literature. Offered as needed. Elective. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 411 Seminar in International Education

    3 Credit(s)
    This offering is a study/travel program in a foreign country open to both undergraduate and graduate students. This course is designed to study first hand, the country’s educational system and practices as well as cultural aspects by visiting schools, attending small discussion groups, and attending seminars held at local school facilities and interacting with representatives from international educational organizations and agencies. Independent study and travel is also allowed in this eight-day program. Prior to departure, preliminary organizational and orientation meetings are held at Salem State College. Offered as needed. Elective.
  
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    EDU 415 Internship in Community Education

    3 Credit(s)
    A field experience in community organizations and nonformal educational programs, including social service agencies, after-school programs, community centers, cultural and environmental education sites. Students will learn and practice curriculum design, program development, and instructional delivery skills appropriate for community audiences, supervised by college faculty and agency staff. Ten hours per week with weekly two-hour seminar. Elective for Education majors or minors. Prerequisite: EDU 208A  or EDU 254A  or permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 422 Student Teaching Practicum-Early Childhood Education

    9 Credit(s)
    The practicum is a full-time classroom experience in a local school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodical clinical observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar. Minimum of 300 clock hours per semester plus weekly seminars. Pass/Fail grading basis. Required for Education majors, Elementary Licensure Program. All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Corequisites: EDU 422PS  . Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 422A Student Teaching Practicum-Early Childhood Education

    4.5 Credit(s)
    A full-time classroom experience in a local school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodical clinical observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. Students are also required to attend bi-weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar. Minimum of 150 clock hours per semester plus seminars. Pass/Fail grading basis. Required for Education majors, Elementary Licensure Program. All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Corequisites: EDU 422PS  . Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 422APS Student Teaching Seminar-Early Childhood Education

    1.5 Credit(s)
    The student teaching seminar is a bi-weekly meeting designed to support the student teacher practicum experience by providing a context for relating theory to practice and an opportunity to reflect upon and share classroom experiences. Topics will provide additional instruction in curriculum planning, classroom management, teaching strategies and technologies, assessment. 3 lecture hours every other week. Pass/Fail grading basis. Permission of the department chairperson and program coordinator, application to the student teaching practicum. Co requisite: EDU 422A  
  
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    EDU 422PS Student Teaching Seminar-Early Childhood Education

    3 Credit(s)
    The student teaching seminar is a weekly meeting designed to support the student teacher practicum experience by providing a context for relating theory to practice and an opportunity to reflect upon and share classroom experiences. Topics will provide additional instruction in curriculum planning, classroom management, teaching strategies and technologies, assessment. 3 lecture hours every week. Pass/Fail grading basis. Permission of the department chairperson and program coordinator, application to the student teaching practicum. Co-requisite:   
  
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    EDU 425 Literacy Assessment/Intervention and Field Experience

    3 Credit(s)
    Students tutor children in a designated early childhood, elementary, or middle school setting and meet in a weekly seminar to discuss their work. Students develop plans for literacy tutoring based on assessment, keep records of tutoring lessons, construct materials, and write a final report about each child’s progress. Students’ tutoring sessions are observed by the professor four times throughout the semester. Two lecture hours and three tutoring hours per week. Limited to Education Majors at the completion of their program of study. Prerequisites: EDU 300  or EDU 350  and permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 432 Student Teaching Practicum-Elementary Education

    9 Credit(s)
    A full-time classroom experience in a local school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodical clinical observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar. Minimum of 300 clock hours per semester plus weekly seminars. Pass/Fail grading basis. Required for Education majors, Elementary Licensure Program. All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Corequisite:EDU 432PS  . Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 432A Student Teaching Practicum-Elementary Education

    4.5 Credit(s)
    The practicum is a full-time classroom experience in a local school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodical clinical observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. Students are also required to attend bi-weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar. Minimum of 150 clock hours per semester plus seminars. Pass/Fail grading basis. Required for Education majors, Elementary Licensure Program. All Licensure Program prerequistes must be met prior to practicum assignment. Corequisites: EDU 432APS  . Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 432APS Student Teaching Seminar - Elementary Education

    1.5 Credit(s)
    The student teaching seminar is a bi-weekly meeting designed to support the student teacher practicum experience by providing a context for relating theory to practice and an opportunity to reflect upon and share classroom experiences. Topics will provide additional instruction in curriculum planning, classroom management, teaching strategies and technologies, assessment. 3 lecture hours every other week. Pass/Fail grading basis. Permission of the department chairperson and program coordinator, application to the student teaching practicum. Co requisite: EDU 432A  
  
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    EDU 432PS Student Teaching Seminar - Elementary Education

    3 Credit(s)
    The student teaching seminar is a weekly meeting designed to support the student teacher practicum experience by providing a context for relating theory to practice and an opportunity to reflect upon and share classroom experiences. Topics will provide additional instuction in curriculum planning, classroom management, teaching strategies and technologies, assessment. 3 lecture hours every week. Pass/Fail grading basis. Permission of the department chairperson and program coordinator, application to the student teaching practicum. Co-requisite: EDU 432  
  
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    EDU 438A St Tch Pract-mid Sch

    6 Credit(s)
    Full-time classroom experience of at least 150 clock hours in a local middle school, focusing on two curriculum areas supported by on-site and college supervision. Includes weekly seminars on classroom management, instructional and evaluational techniques, and interdisciplinary curriculum project. Required for Education majors in the Middle School Licensure Program. All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Prerequisites: EDU324, EDU325. Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 438P Student Teaching Practicum in Middle School

    9 Credit(s)
    Full-time classroom experience of at least 300 clock hours in a middle school, supported by on-site and college supervision.  The practice of measuring and evaluating student achievement will also be examined as an integral part of the teaching/learning process.  Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar.  All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment.  Not open to students who have received credit for EDU438. Prerequisite:  Permission of Department Chairperson.  Co-requisite:   (History) or   (Mathematics) or   (English).
  
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    EDU 452C Stu Tchng Prac - Art

    6 Credit(s)
    Supervised student teaching practicum in grades Pre-K-8 throughout a semester will provide a minimum of 150 clock hours in one school setting. Required of Seniors in Art Education. All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Not open to students who have received credit for EDU452. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chairperson and Program Coordinator required.
  
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    EDU 452P Student Teaching Practicum in Art (Pre-K-8)

    9 Credit(s)
    Supervised student teaching practicum in grades Pre-K-8 will provide a minimum of 300 hours in a school setting.  Required of seniors in the Art Education concentration.  Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar.  All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment.  Not open to students who have received credit for EDU452 or EDU452A. Prerequisites:  Permission of Department Chairperson and Program Coordinator required.  Co-requisite:   
  
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    EDU 453P Student Teaching Practicum in Art (5-12)

    9 Credit(s)
    Supervised student teaching practicum in grades 5-12 will provide a minimum of 300 hours in a school setting.  Students are also required to  attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar.  All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment.  Not open to students who have received credits for EDU453 or EDU43A.
    Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson and program coordinator.  Co-requsiite:  .
  
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    EDU 453PS Practicum Seminar in Teaching Art

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is a weekly seminar that serves as a companion to the practicum experience.  Topics may include adapting classroom activities to serve different types of learners, current trends in art education, such as the inclusion of contemporary social issues and visual culture curriculum, as well as instruction in evaluation and classroom management.  Three lecture hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Permission of the department chairperson and program coordinator; application to the student teaching practicum.
    Corequisite:   or  .
  
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    EDU 462D Practicum in Student Teaching in Elementary Physical Education

    6 Credit(s)
    Supervised student teaching practicum in elementary physical education throughout a semester will provide a minimum of 150 clock hours in one elementary/middle school setting. Required of seniors in Physical Education seeking both levels of licensure. All department and Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Not open to students who have taken EDU462B. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 462P Student Teaching Practicum in Elementary Physical Education

    9 Credit(s)
    Supervised student teaching practicum in elementary physical education throughout a semester will provide a minimum of 300 clock hours in one elementary/middle school setting. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar.  Required of seniors seeking licensure in Elementary Physical Education. All department and licensure program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment.  Not open to students who have taken EDU462N or EDU462C.
    Prerequisite:  Permission of department chairperson and program coordinator.  Co-requisite:  .
  
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    EDU 472D Practicum in Student Teaching in Secondary Physical Education

    6 Credit(s)
    Supervised student teaching practicum in secondary physical education throughout a semester will provide a minimum of 150 clock hours in one middle/secondary school setting. Required of Seniors in Physical Education seeking both levels of licensure. All department and Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Not open to students who have taken EDU472B. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 472P Student Teaching Practicum in Secondary Physical Education

    9 Credit(s)
    Supervised student teaching practicum in secondary education throughout a semester will provide a minimum of 300 clock hours in one middle/secondary school setting. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar. Required of seniors seeking licensure in Secondary Physical Education. All department and licensure program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment.  Not open to student who have taken EDU472N or EDU472C.
    Prerequisite:  Permission of department chairperson and program coordinator. Co-requisite:  .
  
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    EDU 472PS Practicum Seminar in Teaching Physical Education

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is a weekly seminar that serves as a companion to the practicum experience.  Topics may include adapting classroom activities to serve different types of learners, current trends in physical education, such as best professional practices,  as well as instruction in evaluation and classroom management. Three lecture hours per week. 
    Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson and program coordinator; application to the student teaching practicum.
    Corequisite:   or  .
  
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    EDU 473B Practicum in Student Teaching Health/Family & Consumer Science Pre-K-12

    12 Credit(s)
    Supervised student teaching practicum in grades Pre-K-12 throughout a semester will provide a minimum of 300 clock hours in a public school setting. Required of Seniors in Health and Consumer Science concentration. All Licensure Program requirements must be met prior to practicum assignment. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 482 Practicum in Student Teaching in Business Education (5-12)

    12 Credit(s)
    Supervised student teaching practicum in grades 5-12 throughout a semester will provide a minimum of 300 clock hours in one middle/secondary school setting. Required of Seniors in Business Education (majors and minors). Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 486P Student Teaching Practicum in Spanish (P-6)

    9 Credit(s)
    A full-time classroom experience in a local elementary school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodic observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. The practice of measuring and evaluating student achievement will also be examined as an integral part of the teaching/learning process. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar. Minimum of 300 clock hours per semester.  This course is normally taken during the senior year. All licensure requirements must be met prior to practicum assignment.  Not open to students who have received credit for EDU486 or EDU486A.
    Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson and program coordinator.  Co-requisite:  .
  
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    EDU 487P Student Teaching Practicum in Spanish (5-12)

    9 Credit(s)
    A full-time classroom experience in a local middle or high school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodic observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. The practice of measuring and evaluating student achievement will also be examined as an integral part of the teaching/learning process. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar.   Minimum of 300 clock hours per semester. This course is normally taken during the senior year.  Conducted in Spanish. All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment.  Not open to students who have received credit for EDU487.
    Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson and program coordinator. Co-requisite:  .
  
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    EDU 487PS Practicum Seminar in Teaching Spanish

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is a weekly seminar that serves as a companion to the practicum experience.  Topics may include adapting classroom activities to serve different types of learners, current trends in foreign language education, including topics of proficiency, culture, and technology as well as assessment strategies and classroom management.  Three lecture hours per week. 
    Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson and program coordinator; application to the student teaching practicum.
    Co-requisite:   or  .
  
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    EDU 490 Practicum in Student Teaching in Drama (5-12)

    12 Credit(s)
    Supervised student teaching practicum in grades 5-12 throughout a semester will provide a minimum of 300 clock hours in one middle/secondary school setting. Required of Seniors in Theatre Arts. All Certification Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chairperson and Program Coordinator.
  
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    EDU 493P Student Teaching Practicum in Secondary Education - History

    9 Credit(s)
    A full-time classroom experience in a local school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodic observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. The practice of measuring and evaluating student achievement will also be examined as an integral part of the teaching/learning process. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar.  Minimum of 300 clock hours per semester. Required of all Secondary Education Minors seeking licensure in History  Not open to students who have received credit for EDU493. All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment.
    Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson and program coordinator.
    Co-requisite:  .
  
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    EDU 493PS Practicum Seminar in Teaching History

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is a weekly seminar that serves as a companion to the practicum experience.  Topics may include adapting classroom activities to serve different types of learners, current trends in history education, such as the use of primary sources and technology in history instruction, as well as instruction in evaluation and classroom management.  Three lecture hours per week. 
    Prerequisite: Permission of the department chairperson and program coordinator; application to the student teaching practicum.
    Corequisite:   or  .
  
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    EDU 495P Student Teaching Practicum in Secondary Education - Math

    9 Credit(s)
    A full-time classroom experience in a local school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodic observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. The practice of measuring and evaluating student achievement will also be examined as an integral part of the teaching/learning process. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar.  Minimum of 300 clock hours per semester. Required of all Secondary Education Minors seeking licensure in Mathematics. Not open to students who have received credit for EDU495. All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment.
    Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson and program coordinator.
    Co-requisite:  .
  
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    EDU 495PS Practicum Seminar in Teaching Mathematics

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is a weekly seminar that serves as a companion to the practicum experience. Topics may include adapting classroom activities to serve different types of learners, current trends in mathematics education, such as new technology, as well as instruction in evaluation and classroom management.  Three lecture hours per week. 
    Prerequisites: Permission of the department chairperson and program coordinator; application to the student teaching practicum. 
    Corequisite:   or  .
  
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    EDU 496 Practicum in Student Teaching in Secondary Education (9-12)

    12 Credit(s)
    A full-time classroom experience in a local school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodic observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. The practice of measuring and evaluating student achievement will also be examined as an integral part of the teaching/learning process. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions. At these weekly sessions additional instruction in measurement and evaluation, classroom management and teaching strategies will be given. Minimum of 300 clock hours per semester, plus weekly seminars. Required of all Secondary Education Minors seeking licensure in History (EDU 493P ), Mathematics (EDU 495P ), Biology (EDU 496), Earth Sciences (EDU 497 ), English (EDU 498P ) or Chemistry (EDU 499 ). All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chairperson and Program Coordinator.
  
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    EDU 497 Practicum in Student Teaching in Secondary Education (9-12)

    12 Credit(s)
    A full-time classroom experience in a local school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodic observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. The practice of measuring and evaluating student achievement will also be examined as an integral part of the teaching/learning process. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions. At these weekly sessions additional instruction in measurement and evaluation, classroom management and teaching strategies will be given. Minimum of 300 clock hours per semester, plus weekly seminars. Required of all Secondary Education Minors seeking licensure in History (EDU 493P ), Mathematics (EDU 495P ), Biology (EDU 496 ), Earth Sciences (EDU 497 ), English (EDU 498P ) or Chemistry (EDU 499 ). All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chairperson and Program Coordinator.
  
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    EDU 498P Student Teaching Practicum in Secondary Education - English

    9 Credit(s)
    A full-time classroom experience in a local school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodic observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. The practice of measuring and evaluating student achievement will also be examined as an integral part of the teaching/learning process. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions as part of a co-requisite seminar.  Minimum of 300 clock hours per semester. Required of all Secondary Education Minors seeking licensure in English. All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chairperson and Program Coordinator.  Co-requisite:  .
  
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    EDU 498PS Practicum Seminar in Teaching English

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is a weekly seminar that serves as a companion to the practicum experience.  Topics may include adapting classroom activities to serve different types of learners, current trends in English Language Arts education, such as interdisciplinary approaches and integration of the arts and humanities, as well as instruction in evaluation and classroom management.  Three lecture hours per week. 
    Prerequisites: Permission of the department chairperson and program coordinator; application to the student teaching practicum.
    Corequisite:   or  .
  
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    EDU 499 Practicum in Student Teaching in Secondary Education (9-12)

    12 Credit(s)
    A full-time classroom experience in a local school setting providing the pre-service undergraduate with on-site supervisory support in the classroom and periodic observation and evaluation by a college supervisor at the school placement site. The practice of measuring and evaluating student achievement will also be examined as an integral part of the teaching/learning process. Students are also required to attend weekly seminar sessions. At these weekly sessions additional instruction in measurement and evaluation, classroom management and teaching strategies will be given. Minimum of 300 clock hours per semester, plus weekly seminars. Required of all Secondary Education Minors seeking licensure in History (EDU 493P ), Mathematics (EDU 495P ), Biology (EDU 496 ), Earth Sciences (EDU 497 ), English (EDU 498P ) or Chemistry (EDU 499). All Licensure Program prerequisites must be met prior to practicum assignment. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chairperson and Program Coordinator.
  
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    EDU 500 Directed Studies in Education I

    3 Credit(s)
    Directed study initiated by the student and guided by a qualified faculty member in a specific content area. Course may be repeated for an additional three credits. Elective. Prerequisites: Adequate background for undertaking the study, willingness and expertise of faculty member, and approval of Department Chairperson.
  
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    EDU 600H Honors Research Seminar in Education

    3 Credit(s)
    The major purpose of the Honors Research Seminar in Education is to enable Dean’s List students majoring in Education to systematically pursue the research of salient problems in education which are both relevant to education today and of prime concern to them as individuals. Course may be repeated for an additional three credits. Elective for Education majors. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing with minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  
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    EEC 105 Approaches to Early Childhood Education

    3 Credit(s)
    This course provides an overview of contemporary approaches to early childhood education (ECE). Topics include findings from developmental science that inform early instruction, ways to partner with families in children’s learning, prominent models of ECE curriculum, and instructional strategies that effectively promote children’s learning and development.  Required of students enrolled in the B.S. in Early Education and Care.  Field-based assignments are required.
  
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    EEC 205 Assessment, Planning, and Instruction in Early Childhood Education

    3 Credit(s)
    This course focuses on how to teach young children responsively by engaging in a continuous cycle of intentional teaching that includes planning and implementing curriculum based on relevant standards; observing and assessing children’s performance; and reflecting on assessment-based data to plan further instruction.  Students will learn how to implement a variety of assessment tools and observational techniques; develop differentiated lesson plans and coherent thematic units; use a variety of questioning techniques that promote engagement and learning; and partner with families in children’s learning.  Field-based assignments are required.  Required of students enrolled in the B.S. in Early Education and Care.
  
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    EEC 207 Supporting Dual Language Learners and Their Families in Early Childhood

    3 Credit(s) W-II
    By taking this course, early educators will learn how to support dual language learners in early childhood settings. Through in-depth written projects, field-based observations and classroom activities and discussions, students will develop the capacity to effectively communicate with linguistically and culturally diverse families, support dual language development, assess the learning needs of young children who are still learning English, and design developmentally appropriate instruction that promotes dual language and literacy development. Strategies for communicating and collaborating with limited or non-English speaking families and for supporting children’s home languages will also be addressed. Includes 15 hours of field-based assignments during the semester. Prerequisites: EDC 115  or EEC 105 , and ENL 110  (or equivalent).
  
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    EEC 301 Integrating Social Studies and Creative Arts in Early Childhood

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is an exploration of the Arts and Social Studies as they impact learning experiences in the early childhood settings. Visual and performing arts will be emphasized in a learning environment that helps children become more aware of their physical and social surroundings and learn to become members of a community. Students will learn how to develop instruction that promotes play that leads to genuine learning. Required of students enrolled in the B.S. in Early Education and Care. Field-based assignments are required. Admission into any methods course has departmental requirements, which are listed in the department’s entry in the catalog. Prerequisite: EEC 105 ; Permission of the Department Chairperson. Co-requisite: EEC 304 .
  
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    EEC 302 Integrating Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood

    3 Credit(s)
    This course introduces students to an inquiry-based approach to teaching science and mathematics to young learners by engaging children in hands-on investigation of their world. Emphasis will be on learning how students construct an understanding of math and science concepts and how to design developmentally appropriate lessons and integrated units. Required of students enrolled in the B.S. in Early Education and Care. Field-based assignments are required. Prerequisite: EEC 105  or Permission of the Department Chairperson. Co-requisite: EEC 304 .
  
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    EEC 303 Integrated Approach to Teaching Literacy to Young Children

    3 Credit(s)
    This course emphasizes a holistic approach to teaching literacy in culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood settings. Students will learn how to design thematic instruction that is aligned to state standards, incorporates evidence-based strategies, and supports literacy and language development. The role of literacy assessment in informing and differentiating instruction is emphasized. Students critically evaluate digital and print instructional materials and assessments for use with young children. Field-based assignments are required. Admission into any methods course has departmental requirements, which are listed in the department’s entry in the catalog. Prerequisite: EEC 105 ; Permission of the Department Chairperson. Co-requisite: EEC 304 .
  
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    EEC 304 Integrated Curriculum Lab

    3 Credit(s)
    This is the hands-on component of the methods courses in the Early Education and Care program. Students will make a variety of artifacts that will both complement and supplement their work in the other methods courses that, together, will help the student learn to design and implement an integrated and hands-on approach to teaching content to young children. Required of students enrolled in the B.S. in Early Education and Care. Field-based assignments are required. Field-based assignments are required. Admission into any methods course has departmental requirements, which are listed in the department’s entry in the catalog. Prerequisite: EEC 105 ; Permission of the Department Chairperson.
  
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    EEC 307 Leadership and Supervision in Early Education and Care

    3 Credit(s)
    This course provides an overview of effective leadership and supervision in early education and care settings. Current and aspiring early education and care administrators will learn how to foster the professional development of new and veteran teachers; to form enduring and productive partnerships with families; and to recruit and orient substitutes and volunteers. Special emphasis will be placed on how to create a learning culture among the teaching staff. Includes 15-hour field experience. Prerequisite: EEC 105 .
 

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