University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Elementary Education

EDEL 056 - Teachers&the Teaching Process

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.

EDEL 155 - Lab Experience in Inquiry

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.

EDEL 156 - Teaching Math for Meaning

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.

EDEL 157 - Social Educ and Social Studies

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.

EDEL 158 - Teaching Science for Meaning

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.

EDEL 159 - Integrating the Arts

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.

EDEL 175 - Lab Experience in Literacy

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.

EDEL 176 - Language Arts&Literacy Skills

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.

EDEL 177 - Children's Lit & Literacy

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.

EDEL 192 - Independent Study

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.

EDEL 197 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EDEL 285 - Student Teaching Internship

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.

EDEL 287 - Plng, Adptg, Dlvring Lit Instr

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.

EDEL 288 - Principles-Classroom Mgmt

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.