Term: Fall 2017
Subject: Elementary Education
Distinctions among dominant theories of learning and development. Learning theories applied to selected issues derived from context of schools. Students work with individual learner in appropriate setting.
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Students examine lives of teachers, demands of the profession, and selected models of teaching. Student observation of teachers in appropriate settings and knowledge of learning and development. Prerequisite: EDEL 010, EDEL 024; concurrent with EDEL 177, EDSP 005.
Supervised practicum in field sites. Implementation of teaching methods from Inquiry Block. Documentation of classroom work, child study, and development of portfolio. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 157, EDEL 158, EDEL 159.
Methods of teaching mathematics in elementary school. Research base for how children learn mathematics and how math curriculum is organized. Special focus on teaching diverse groupings of learners. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 175, EDEL 176, EDEL 178.
Methods of social education for elementary-aged school children. Promoting children's efficacy by nurturing personal interests. Development of folio of developmentally-sound examples of social studies learning. Pre/co-requisites: Admission to Elementary Education Program; EDEL 155, EDEL 158.
Teaching K-6 science through inquiry. Use of constructivist pedagogy to develop lessons and activities that develop concepts from physical, earth, and life sciences. Pre/co-requisites: Admission to the Elementary Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 155 & EDEL 157.
Incorporate visual and performing arts (music, movement, theatre) as a way of learning and teaching by focusing on artistic expression. Emphasis on multi-cultural arts. Pre/co-requisites: EDEL 010 Fall semester or permission of the Instructor.
Supervised practicum in a field site. Implementation of teaching methods from Literacy Block. Documentation of classroom work, child study, and development of portfolio. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 156, EDEL 176, EDEL 178.
Cognitive research base for the social context of children's learning. Methods of language arts as literate activity. Emphasis on emergence of literacy in the child of special need. Prerequisites: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 156, EDEL 175, EDEL 178.
Learning about the breadth of literature available for use in elementary school. Developing the ability to evaluate and use literature in reading and writing activities. Emphasis on bias-free methods. Pre/co-requisites: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 156, EDEL 175 and EDEL 176.
Designed to familiarize students with different ways that that students learn. Supports educators' responsibility to create learning environments where all students are engaged and have equitable access to learning opportunities. Pre/co-requisites: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 056, EDSP 005.
A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Culminating Full-Time Student Teaching Internship in field placement with a mentor endorsed in Elementary Education; 4.5 days per week for full semester, gradually assuming more responsibilities with a two-week solo teaching experience. Prerequisites: Pre 4th yr Elementary Education (Grades K-6) major; admit to Student Teaching; overall GPA requirement and professional course GPA requirement (EDEL/EDSP/EDTE/EDML) of 3 point 0. Co-requisite: EDEL 288.
Extending and refining knowledge about reading, writing instruction, and assessment. Students will review literature, implement classroom-based assessment strategies, and develop lessons and units for literacy instruction. Prerequisites: EDEL 175, EDEL 176; Elementary Education Grades K-6) major; minimum Junior standing.
Application of basic learning principles to classroom management. Creation of behavior management plans with emphasis on social and academic behavior of diverse groupings of children. Creation of unit, lesson plans and professional licensure portfolio. Prerequisites: Elementary Education (Grades K-6) major; Senior standing; admit to Student Teaching. Co-requisite: EDEL 285.