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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

Essentials of Instruction: Cert Comp
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Essentials of Instruction: Cert Comp    
   Certificate Courses (15 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 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.  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. 
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