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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

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EDUC E317 Practicum in Early Childhood Education (4 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program and EDUC E335. Methods and materials used in the education of children from three to six years of age. Observation and participation. Grades: S or F. (As requested)

EDUC E325 Social Studies in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program and appropriate arts and sciences prerequisites. Explores the sociological background of education and surveys subject matter, materials, and methods in the content area. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC E328 Science in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program and appropriate arts and sciences prerequisites. The focus is on developing teacher competencies in writing performance objectives, question asking, evaluation, and sequencing. Those competencies will reveal themselves in the preparation and development of science activities and the teaching strategies involved in presenting those activities to elementary school children. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC E335 Education of Young Children (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Education and guidance of children two to six years of age in the home, nursery school, and kindergarten. Observation, reading, and discussion. (Spring)

EDUC E339 Methods of Teaching Language Arts (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program and appropriate arts and sciences prerequisites. Describes and appraises the materials, methods, and techniques employed for schoolchildren from early childhood through early adolescence in the language arts program. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC E340 Methods of Teaching Reading I(3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program and EDUC E339. Examines the basis of, describes, and appraises the methods and techniques employed in developmental reading programs for schoolchildren from early childhood through early adolescence. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC E341 Methods of Teaching Reading II(3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program, EDUC E339, EDUC E340. Describes and appraises the methods, materials, and techniques employed in reading diagnosis and prescription for children from early childhood through early adolescence. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC E343 Mathematics in the Elementary School (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program and successful completion of MATH T101 and MATH T102. Completion of MATH T103 is recommended. Emphasis on the developmental nature of the arithmetic process and its place as an effective tool in the experiences of the elementary school child. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC E490 Research in Elementary Education (credit arranged)
Individual research. Consent of instructor required prior to enrollment. (As requested)

EDUC F200 Examining Self as a Teacher (3 cr.)
Designed to help a student make a career decision, better conceptualize the kind of teacher the student wishes to become, and reconcile any preliminary concerns that may be hampering a personal examination of self as teacher. Student will design a major portion of the work (Fall, Spring, Summer II).

EDUC F400 Honors Seminar (1-3 cr.)
Content varies but always involves the investigation depth of significant topics in education. An interdisciplinary approach is taken. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC H340 Education and the American Culture (3 cr.)
The present educational system, its social impact and future implications viewed in historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. Special attention is given to minorities and the ethnic and cultural dimensions of the educational system. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC K205 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 cr.)
An overview of the characteristics and identification of exceptional children. The course presents the issues in serving exceptional children as they participate in the educational, recreational, and social aspects of their lives. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

EDUC K352 Education of Children with Learning Problems (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program, EDUC K205, EDUC K370. Educational programs for optimum growth and development of educable mentally retarded and learning disabled children. Study and observation of curriculum content, organization of special schools and classes, and teaching methods and materials. (Course also includes knowledge of techniques in behavioral control, how to develop and implement prescriptive programs based on diagnostic findings, awareness of referral agencies available for aid to students with learning disabilities.) (Fall, Spring)

EDUC K370 Introduction to Learning Disabilities (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program, EDUC K205. Survey of historical development and current status of definitions, classifications, assessment, and treatment procedures for learning disabled students. (Course also includes discussion of Article 7 requirements for identification of learning disability in Indiana public schools.) (Fall, Spring)
EDUC K480 Student Teaching Special Education (6 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Completion of all minor requirements. Provides experience for each student in the respective area of exceptionality under the direction of a supervising teacher in an educational school setting. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC K495 Practicum in Special Education (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program, EDUC K205 and EDUC K370, and must be taken concurrently with EDUC K352 and in the TAL program concurrently with EDUC E328 and EDUC E341. Closely supervised field experience in areas of MiMH/LD. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC M201 Field Experience (1 cr.)
Students observe and participate in the use of methods and materials of elementary schools and reflect on how they relate to classroom management. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC M301 Field Experience (3 cr.)
Students observe and participate in the use of methods and materials of elementary schools and reflect on how they relate to classroom management. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC M304 Field Experience (3 cr.)
Students observe and participate in the use of methods and materials of elementary schools and reflect on how they relate to the diversity of learners. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC M310 General Methods (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. An introduction to instructional design, media, and methodology appropriate to all teaching levels. Provides an orientation to classroom management, legal rights and responsibilities of students and teachers, disability awareness, human relations skills, and other general methods concerns. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC M314 General Methods: Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Teachers (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. General methodology and organization and knowledge about the teaching process, including general methods, instructional media, measurement, curriculum development, organization of the senior high/junior high/middle school, and techniques to promote individualized and interdisciplinary learning. (Fall)

EDUC M323 The Teaching of Music in the Elementary Schools (2 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Not open to music majors. Fundamental procedures of teaching elementary school music, stressing music materials suitable for the first six grades. (Fall, Summer I)

EDUC M333 Art Experiences for the Elementary Teacher (2 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. The selection, organization, and guidance and evaluation of art activities, individual and group. Laboratory experiences with materials and methods of presenting projects. (Fall, Summer I)

EDUC M425 Student Teaching in the Elementary School (3-16 cr.)
P: entrance to the Student Teaching Program. Classroom teaching and other activities associated with the work of the full-time elementary classroom teacher. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC M437 Teaching Science 5-12 (1-3 cr.)
Focus on curriculum decisions teachers make every day. Specifically, students in this course will examine current learning theories and apply these theories to instructional practices at the middle grades and high school. (Spring)

EDUC M441 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Social Studies (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Develops concepts and theories from social science, humanities, and education into practice of successful social studies instruction. Integrates social issues and reflective thinking skills into the social studies curriculum. Emphasis on curriculum development skills and repertoire of teaching strategies appropriate for learners. (Spring)

EDUC M446 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Science (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Designed for students who plan to teach biology, chemistry, earth/space science, general science, or physical science in the senior high/junior high/middle school. (Fall)

EDUC M452 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School English (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Methods, techniques, content, and materials applicable to the teaching of English in the senior high/junior high/middle school. (Spring)

EDUC M457 Methods of Teaching Senior High/ Junior High/Middle School Mathematics (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Study of methodology, heuristics of problem solving, curriculum design, application of instructional computing, professional affiliations, and teaching of daily lessons as related to instructional units appropriate for the senior high/junior high/middle school mathematics classroom. (Spring)

EDUC M459 Teaching Mathematics 5-12 (1-3 cr.)
This course will focus on the curriculum and instruction issues that teachers face every day in the classroom. Specifically, students in the course will examine current theories and apply these theories to instructional practices. (Fall)

EDUC M464 Methods of Teaching Reading (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Focuses on the senior high/junior high/middle school curriculum, methods and materials for teaching students to read more effectively (with emphasis on description and appraisal of methods), and materials and techniques used in developmental reading programs. (Spring)

EDUC M469 Content Area Literacy (1-3 cr.)
Focuses on middle, junior, and senior high school. Curriculum, methods and materials for teaching students to read and learn more effectively in all content areas. (Fall)

EDUC M480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (3-16 cr.)
P: entrance to the Student Teaching Program. Students assume, under the direction of the supervising teacher, responsibility for teaching in their own subject-matter area in a public school in the state. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC M483 Teaching Social Studies 5-12 (1-3 cr.)
Historical and contemporary roles of social studies will be explored with an emphasis on roles played by history, the social sciences, and the humanities. Particular attention is given to development of skills essential to successful social studies instruction and a resource bank of instructional ideas. (Fall)

EDUC P214 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
P: PHSL P101 or equivalent. A course surveying human development from infancy through old age, emphasizing the life span perspective on development. Major theories, current and classical research findings, and educational implications for all life stages from birth to death. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

EDUC P250 Educational Psychology (3 cr.)
The study and application of psychological concepts and principles as related to the teaching-learning process. Topics covered include educational research methods, cognitive and language development; personal, social, and moral development; behavioral learning; motivation; effective teaching; and measurement and evaluation. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC P407 Psychological Measurement in the Schools (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Application and measurement principles of classroom testing, construction, and evaluation of classroom tests; evaluation of student performance; interpretation and use of measurement data; assessment of aptitudes, achievement, and interests via standardized tests; school testing programs. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)

EDUC S490 Research in Secondary Education (credit arranged)
Individual research. Consent of instructor required prior to enrollment.

EDUC W200 Microcomputing for Education: An Introduction (3 cr.) Introduction to instructional computing, educational computing literature, and BASIC programming. Review of and hands-on experience with educational software packages and commonly used microcomputer hardware. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

EDUC W210 Survey of Computer-Based Education (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students will continue their study of BASIC to achieve facility at the intermediate level. In addition, students will study the history, ethics, and economics of computer hardware as it applies to educational computing, as well as the software available to educators. (Fall)

EDUC W220 Technical Issues in Computer-Based Education (2 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. This course will provide a solid conceptual base for future hardware/software design, development, and evaluation decisions related to instructional applications within school-based environments. The concepts will include computer systems, computer-based instructional techniques (general), hardware systems, software design, and technological innovations. (Summer I)

EDUC W310 Computer-Based Teaching Methods (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students will study the methods of teaching programming, application of pedagogical and technical principles of software design, software evaluation, and staff development techniques in the area of computer-based education. (Spring)

EDUC W410 Practicum in Computer-Based Education (6 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Either six weeks of full-time fieldwork or 12 weeks of half-time fieldwork in an educational setting that incorporates instructional computing. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC X151 Reading/Learning Techniques II(3 cr.)
Develops higher levels of learning skills with instruction and practice in critical reading and listening and test-taking techniques. Students are required to spend at least two hours per week in the Reading Laboratory. Credit does not apply toward a degree. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

EDUC X155 Critical Reading and Research Seminar (3 cr.)
A course which helps students gain a better understanding of how people think and learn, accomplished through processes such as self-reflection and discovery, critical thinking, and reading analysis. Credit does not apply toward a degree. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)

EDUC X157 Strategies for Academic Success (3 cr.)
A course designed to increase student success in college through the study of time management, learning styles, test taking, note taking, and study techniques. Credit does not apply toward a degree. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)

EDUC X400 Diagnostic Teaching of Reading in the Classroom (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program, EDUC M464, and EDUC P407. Describes and appraises the methods, materials, and techniques employed in diagnosis and prescription of reading instruction in middle and high schools. (As needed)

EDUC X401 Critical Reading in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Aids elementary and secondary teachers in the development of instructional strategies that assist students in the comprehension, critical analysis, and integration of ideas present in print material and various subject matter areas. (As needed)

EDUC X425 Practicum in Reading (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. EDUC X400 and EDUC M464 or EDUC E340 and EDUC E341 or consent of instructor. Students work in selected elementary and secondary classrooms diagnosing and assisting pupils in the area of reading. This experience will always include a series of seminars in conjunction with the field placement. Grades S or F. (As needed)

EDUC X460 Books for Reading Instruction (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. EDUC M464 or EDUC E340 or consent of instructor. Examines the use of children’s literature, trade books, and other nontext materials in reading instruction. Contemporary and historical selections for children and adolescents included. (As needed)

EDUC X470 Psycholinguistics of Reading (3 cr.)
P: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Explores the linguistic and cognitive dimensions of language. Discusses relationships among the systems of language and among the various expressions of language. Always includes topics on semantics, grammar, and dialect. (Spring)

EDUC X490 Research in Reading (credit arranged)
Individual research dealing with diagnosis of reading difficulty and solutions and problems through research, conferences, and practice in the use of materials and equipment. Grades S or F. (As needed)

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