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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES

LSSU changed the teacher education course prefix from TE to EDUC during the summer of 2006

Effective with the spring 2008, and following a program change authorization from the MDE, regular educaiton teacher candidates complete a one-semester student teaching internship comprised of EDUC480, EDUC492 and either EDUC602 or EDUC605.

 

EDUC 150 Reflections on Learning (3 credits)

Students will examine their experiences and assumptions as learners and teachers, contrasting them with psychological, sociological and

anthropological theories about learning inside and outside of  school. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of or placement beyond SA090 and EN091.

 

EDUC 250 Student Diversity and Schools (3 credits) - (posting will occur after document is scanned)

This is a study of the forms of diversity found among students and how these differences affect studentís participation in school.

History and philosophy of American schools are also studied as are the legal responsibilities and rights of teachers and schools. Students study cooperative learning and questioning techniques, make school visits and plan and teach a short, engaging lesson. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and TE150 or concurrent enrollment in TE150.

 

EDUC 301 Learning Theory and Teaching Practices (4 credits)

A study of contemporary theories of human learning: how they are generated, researched, and applied in teaching practices. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches to teaching and learning and the decisions which  teachers make in applying theory to diverse classroom situations.  Includes extensive classroom observations in K-12 schools.  Prerequisites: TE150, TE250 and admission to the teacher education program.

All Students complete EDUC150-301.  Elementary candidates then proceed through the following courses:

 

EDUC330 Reading in the Elementary Classroom (3 credits)

Study of reading as a process of constructing meaning through dynamic interaction among reader, the text, and the context of the reading situation.  Includes objectives, content, materials, organization and methods of teaching reading in the elementary school.  Fieldwork required.  Prerequisites:  TE150, TE250 and admission to the teacher education program.

 

EDUC410 Corrective Reading in the Classroom (3 credits)

Study of classroom methods for the diagnosis of studentsí reading strengths and weaknesses.  Planning and implementing corrective and remedial interventions based on diagnosis.  Fieldwork required.  Prerequisites:  TE150, TE250, TE301, TE330 and admission to the teacher education program.

 

EDUC411 Elementary Language Arts and Methods across the Curriculum (3 credits)

A study of general strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective learning including the use of language arts as a vehicle for integrated curriculum.  Classroom management and organization for productive learning communities are also studied.  Integrated technology component.  Fieldwork required.  Prerequisite:  TE150, TE250, TE301, and admission to the teacher education program.

 

EDUC420   Math Methods for Elementary Teachers (2 credits)

A study of strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective mathematics instruction.  Students learn to plan and present mathematics lessons and units using contemporary methods.  Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment.  Integrated technology component.  Fieldwork required.  Prerequisite:  TE150, TE250, TE301, and admission to the teacher education program.

 

EDUC421 Science Methods for Elementary Teachers (page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5) (2 credits)

(Revised syllabus Aug06)

A study of strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective science instruction.  Students learn to plan and present science lessons and units using contemporary methods.  Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment.  Integrated technology component.  Fieldwork required.  Prerequisite:  TE150, TE250, TE301, and admission to the teacher education program.

 

EDUC422 Social Studies Methods for Elementary Teachers (page 2 (2 credits)

A study of strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective social studies instruction.  Students learn to plan and present social lessons and units using contemporary methods.  Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment.  Integrated technology component.  Fieldwork required.  Prerequisite:  TE150, TE250, TE301, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC423 Arts Methods for Classroom Teachers (2,0) 2 credits

Elementary teacher candidates examine the knowledge, understanding, and application of the content, functions, and achievements of dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts to promote elementary students’ ability to create, perform and respond in and through the arts.  Candidates demonstrate their understanding that all students can learn the knowledge and skills that make up the arts.

EDUC424 Health/Physical Education Methods for Classroom Teachers (2,0) 2 credits

Elementary teacher candidates demonstrate the knowledge, understanding, and application of research-based strategies to create opportunities for all students to develop critical knowledge, skills, and behaviors that contribute to life-long health. Candidates demonstrate knowledge and understanding through planning and appropriate implementation of effective past and current research-based human movement and physical activity strategies as central elements to foster active, life-long, healthy life styles for all elementary students.

Secondary Candidates also complete EDUC150, EDUC250, EDUC301, but then proceed to the following secondary sequence:

 

EDUC 430 General Methods for Secondary Teachers (3 credits)

A study of strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective

learning at the secondary level including classroom management

and organization for productive learning communities. The

multiple roles of the teacher in the secondary classroom is

examined including participant, colleague, researcher, reflective

practitioner, accountable professional, counselor and mentor.

Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required.

Prerequisite: TE150, TE250, and TE301, and admission to the

teacher education program.

 

EDUC 431 The Secondary Learner (3 credits)

A study of the dilemmas opportunities of adolescence as they affect

students in secondary schools. The course focuses on the special

needs and sensitivities of adolescents and implications for

instruction and classroom management. Integrated technology

component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: TE150, TE250,

TE301, and admission to the teacher education program.

 

EDUC 440 Reading in the Content Area (3 credits)

A study of reading methods appropriate to use in secondary

classrooms. Includes formal and informal assessment procedures

for determining studentsí abilities and the accompanying strategies

to enhance content area comprehension and concept development.

Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in

planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology

component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: TE150, TE250,

TE301 and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC442 Math Methods for Secondary Teachers (3 credits)

Curriculum, objectives, content, materials, organization, methods and assessment of teaching Mathematics to diverse secondary learners.  Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment.  Integrated technology component.  Fieldwork required.  Prerequisites:  TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to the teacher education program.

 

EDUC 443 Science Methods for Secondary Teachers (3 credits)

Curriculum, objectives, content, materials, organization, methods and assessment of teaching Science to diverse secondary learners.  Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC 447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom
This course focuses on the teaching and learning of foreign languages in K-12 school settings. We will be looking at second/foreign language acquisition theories and the methods/strategies underlying the teaching of the four main domains (speaking, reading, writing, listening), plus grammar, vocabulary and culture of the foreign language. We will also be studying the related areas of foreign language materials selection and use, the integration and use of standards into the curriculum and instruction, and assessment and evaluation in teaching a foreign language. The field work component of this course will act as a cohesive tie between what we explore, study and experiment with in course readings and discussions and the real world of foreign language teachings.

 

Other methods courses exist for other secondary programs as indicated in their program applications

 

EDUC480 Seminar  

A seminar course for students currently enrolled in the Internship in Teaching Diverse Learners I and II (TE491/TE492) to discuss issues in teacher education, classroom management, working with special needs students, and professional development.  This course may be repeated once for credit. Co-requisite: TE491 and TE492.

EDUC4492 Internship/Advanced Methods II  Directed and evaluated internship in heterogeneous classrooms. Teaching worthwhile content to students with varied learning needs. Theoretical and field-based explorations of common teaching dilemmas. Student will spend at least 25 clock hours weekly with a teacher in a school for field teaching experience. Prerequisites: successful completion of baccalaureate degree and all previous TE courses and field experiences. Permission and availability of participating schools. May be repeated once.

EDUC602 Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching Practice I (3,0) 3 Qualitative and quantitative research methods on teaching and learning. Criteria for judging the validity and applicability of research-based knowledge. Framing educational problems worthy of inquiry. Designing and assessing studies of teaching practice. Three class contact hours of lecture, discussion, clinical work. Prerequisite: TE402. Corequisites: TE491 and TE601. May be repeated once.

EDUC605 Integrated Approaches in Curricular Design and Implementation (3, 0) 3
Theoretical and practical examination of the principles of integrated curriculum, acquisition of skills and knowledge bases to facilitate the development of curriculum that is integrative, responsive to student needs, and meets recommended curricular frameworks and benchmarks