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Undergraduate Admissions Information
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
Fax (734) 432-5424
Email: admissions@madonna.edu

Interim Occupational Teaching Certificate
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Interim Occupational Teaching Certificate    
   IOC Courses (19 cr. to be chosen)    
      EDU 2000   Introduction to Professional Education Experiences 3 cr.  Introduces the student to the realities of the teaching profession, the structure and operation of schools, current educational issues and trends, and the foundations of education. Course work includes observation and participation in classroom settings. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisites: PSY 1010 and WRT 1020. Note: during EDU 2000, the student must complete and sign a Consent for Criminal Background Check. See advisors in the Education Office for a sample form. 
      EDU 3120   Educational Psychology 3 cr.  Focus on the learning process: role of the teacher in learning; efficiency of learning as it is affected by the developmental processes; psychological principles that are central to the learning process and their relationship to the teaching situation; variables in learning; and evaluation of the outcomes of learning. Application of learning theory and multicultural concepts in a field-based context. Includes a 1 hour field experience (30 clock hours). Prerequisites: PSY 1010 and EDU 2000. 
      EDU 3460   Instructional Media 3 cr.  Use of media and technology in the classroom to enhance teacher productivity and student learning. Development of objective-based lesson plans using technology to support a constructivist approach to establishing a learning environment. Demonstration of the ability to use commercially available software to prepare classroom presentations and instructional web sites. Issues related to “fair usage” and copyrights addressed. 
      EDU 4250   Literacy Education in the Secondary School 4 cr.  Introduction to the theoretical foundation for teaching reading and writing as cognitive processes essential for higher cognitive thinking, critical literacy, and mastery of the content areas taught in middle schools and high schools. Emphasis is placed on the principles, techniques, and processes of evidence-based literacy instruction to enable students to be independent, strategic learners in the secondary schools. Application of learned principles and practices in a one-on-one teaching situation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisites: EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
      EDU 4450   Foundations of Vocational Education 2 cr.  Principles of vocational education; understanding the learning process in the vocational education classroom, particularly as applied to work-based learning; working with individual differences (developmental, cultural, motivational) as students are guided to increasingly complex work-based learning. Prerequisite: EDU 3120 and EDU 3300, and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
      EDU 4590   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: Vocational Subjects (9-12) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
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