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Elementary Standard Certificate - Initial Certif Plan of Study

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Elementary Standard Certificate - Initial Certification


   Program Requirements (36 cr. to be chosen)

      EDU 2000   Introduction to Professional Education Experiences 3 cr.  Involves prospective teachers in the real issues of schooling and education, by examining historical and philosophical perspectives of education; attitudes, goals and skills pivotal to the growth of the developing teacher. Emphasizes active involvement in the learning and teaching process. Lab experience in elemtary and secondary school required. 
      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 3210   Theory and Principles of Reading Instruction 3 cr.  Study of theory and process in developmentally-appropriate, evidenced-based reading/writing instruction, including language and literacy acquisition, word recognition, comprehension and fluency, vocabulary, methods of instruction and assessment, program development, and planning for differentiated instruction. Prerequisites: PSY 1010, EDU 2000. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDU 3120. 
      EDU 3300   The Exceptional Learner in the Classroom 3 cr.  Development of a working knowledge of the historical perspective of present special education programs, the effects of litigation, and the continuum of special education services. Identifying, evaluating, and differentiating instruction for students with special needs by way of a continuum of services in the least-restrictive environment. Response-to-intervention; positive behavior support; collaboration with school personnel and parents; community resources. Fifteen-clock-hour field experience required. 
      EDU 3460   Instructional Media 3 cr.  Emphasizes the importance of incorporating supporting instruction to educational environments through the use of instructional media to promote integrative learning. Focuses on selecting, critically evaluating, and using appropriate media, including microcomputes, as an integral part of the curriculum to achieve specific learning objectives: locating, preparing and using existing and self made instructional media objectives, materials and lesson plans, and creating an instructional media portfolio for effective classroom presentations. 
      EDU 4220   Reading in the Content Areas 3 cr.  Study of the principles, techniques, and processes of evidence-based literacy instruction needed for students to be independent, strategic learners in the content areas taught in elementary and middle school. Application of learned principles and practices to teaching situations through the tutorial field experience. Lecture 2 hours; laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisites: EDU 3120, EDU 3210, and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
      EDU 4400   Behavior Management in the Classroom 2 cr.  Focus on understanding the role of the teacher in facilitating change in the classroom; the nature of, and factors affecting student behavior; the investigation and evaluation of classroom management models; and strategies for handling disruptive student behavior, with emphasis on prevention of classroom problems. Application of classroom management strategies, anti-bullying and classroom/student interventions in actual problem situations. Prerequisites: EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
      EDU 4500   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: Elementary School (K-8) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the elementary school curriculum; observation of classroom practice and procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students gain experience in planning, teaching, and assessment. Emphasis on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop lesson plans that integrate their major disciplines into a multidisciplinary curriculum unit. They demonstrate competence using a variety of lesson planning, teaching, and assessment strategies to address student needs and optimize student outcomes. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisites: EDU 2000, EDU 3120, and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
      EDU 4700   Directed Teaching: Elementary School (K-8) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
      EDU 4800   Foundations of Education 3 cr.  The study of the scope and nature of education, primarily at the elementary and secondary levels, in the United States, as reflected in the historical, political, economic, sociological, and philosophical forces affecting the school and other social institutions, with emphasis on the origins and evolution of various current educational practices, policies, and issues. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
      EDU 4810   Seminar: Directed Teaching 1 cr.  Selected topics designed to orient students to the reality of teaching, to guide and support them during the intensive student teaching internship, and to address topics that relate to students’ short-term interest in securing teaching positions and to their long-term career effectiveness. To be taken concurrently with Directed Teaching. 
Elementary Standard Certificate - Inital Cert - Support    

   Support Courses


      PSC 1510/GEO 3050 Option

         PSC 1510   American Government 3 cr.  American political structure to include the organization, powers, functions and services of national, state and local government and their interdependence in seeking solutions to contemporary social, economic, and political issues. 
         GEO 3050   World Regional Geography 3 cr.  Regional study of the earth’s realms; cultural and physical factors affecting people; effects of the demographic and industrial revolutions of the world. 
      PSY 1010   General Psychology 3 cr.  Describes the major systems, central issues and historical development of modern psychology. Introduces basic principles in sensation, perception, cognition, learning, memory, language, emotion, motivation, personality organization, and social process. 
      SOC 1020   Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.  Foundations and principles of social order, social control, social institutions, and social life in America and other cultures. Focus on how people’s conditions, character, and life chances are influenced by organizations and institutions. Emphasis on critical thinking about practices and beliefs in a variety of social contexts. 
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