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Teacher Education Courses (TED)

Courses for Undergraduates

120 Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings (1:1:1)

For students seeking initial North Carolina teaching licensure in any area.

Students may not receive credit for both TED 120 and LIS 120.

Provides an introduction to instructional technology, knowledge, and skills for classroom settings. (Fall & Spring & Summer) (Same as LIS 120; formerly CUI 120)

198 Freshman Teaching Fellows Seminar I (1:1)

Pr. North Carolina Teaching Fellow

This course is designed to assist first-year Teaching Fellows into the academic and social systems of higher education and provide an introduction to the field of public school education. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 198)

199 Freshman Teaching Fellows Seminar II (1:1)

Pr. North Carolina Teaching Fellow

This course is designed to assist first-year Teaching Fellows into the academic and social systems of higher education and provide an introduction to the field of public school education. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 199)

202 Human Development (3:3)

Required for Middle Grades Education Majors.

Introduction to current knowledge about human growth and development from adolescence to old age and death. Designed to contribute to student’s general education as well as to subsequent professional development. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 202)

250 Teaching as a Profession (3:3:2)

Pr. minimum 24 s.h. completed

A study of traditional and contemporary perspectives on teaching and learning; analysis of contemporary educational issues from teachers’ perspectives; exploration of personal needs and goals in relation to teaching. Field experience in schools required. (Fall & Spring & Summer) (Formerly CUI 250)

298 Sophomore Teaching Fellows Seminar I (1:1)

Pr. North Carolina Teaching Fellow

This course is designed to assist sophomore Teaching Fellows in exploring their beliefs about teaching with emphasis on cultural, legal, and ethical dimensions of teaching in schools. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 298)

299 Sophomore Teaching Fellows Seminar II (1:1)

Pr. North Carolina Teaching Fellow

This course is designed to assist sophomore Teaching Fellows in exploring their beliefs about teaching with emphasis on cultural, legal, and ethical dimensions of teaching in schools. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 299)

320 Language Arts Education (3:3:3)

Pr. admission to Elementary Education

Curriculum and teaching strategies in the Language Arts with emphasis on the interrelatedness of all language processes: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 320)

335 Integrated Reading Instruction (3:3:3)

Pr. admission to Middle Grades Education

A study of reading and writing processes, ways to integrate reading and writing instruction in the content areas, ways to promote higher literacy among all of their students. (Odd Fall) (Formerly CUI 335)

346 Children’s Literature and Instructional Media (3:3:3)

Pr. admission to Elementary Education

Multimedia approach to literature for children; functions and use in the elementary curriculum with emphasis on integration of literature into the curriculum. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 346)

350 Internship I: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning (3:2:4)

Pr. admission to Elementary or Middle Grades Education

Supervised in-school internship and on-campus seminar focused on applying research-based principles from educational psychology and classroom management to teaching and learning. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 350)

360 Elementary Social Studies Education (3:3:3)

Pr. admission to Elementary Education major

An examination of curriculum, instruction, and learning in K–6 social studies education. Emphases include development of the social studies; curricular principles and components; teaching strategies; and learner outcomes. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 360)

370 Science Education in the Elementary School (3:3:3)

Pr. CHE 101, GEO 103, PHY 205, or equivalents

Curriculum and teaching techniques in science for undergraduate prospective elementary school teachers (K–6) with emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking abilities. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 370)

375 Internship II: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning (3:2:4)

Pr. admission to Elementary Education major

Supervised in-school internship and on-campus seminar focused on applying research-based principles from educational psychology and classroom management to teaching and learning. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 375)

380 Mathematics Education (3:3:3)

Pr. admission to Elementary/Middle Grades Education

Provides for the development of knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students to teach mathematics in elementary/middle school classrooms. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 380)

398 Junior Teaching Fellows Seminar I (1:1)

Pr. North Carolina Teaching Fellow

This course is designed to assist junior Teaching Fellows in exploring the community aspects of teaching to diversity. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 398)

399 Junior Teaching Fellows Seminar II (1:1)

Pr. North Carolina Teaching Fellow

This course is designed to assist junior Teaching Fellows in exploring the community aspects of teaching to diversity. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 399)

400 Internship III: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning (3:2:4)

Pr. admission to Elementary Education major

Supervised in-school internship and on-campus seminar focused on multicultural education teaching to diversity, and understanding the classroom as culture. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 400)

420 Reading Education (3:3:3)

Pr. admission to Elementary Education

Curriculum and teaching strategies with emphasis on reading/writing connections, corrective reading, and differentiated instruction. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 420)

442 Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades (3:3:3)

Pr. TED 250

Students will explore the developmental needs of early adolescents, analyze educational practices designed to meet those needs and investigate issues identified in internship experiences. (Even Fall) (Formerly CUI 442)

450 Psychological Foundations of Education (3:3)

Designed to develop and demonstrate application of knowledge and understanding of the processes and methods of learning and teaching in respective school settings. Includes study of learner’s growth and maturation, individual differences, and application of psychology to task of the teacher in evaluating pupil progress. Classroom observation and simulated experiences emphasized. Appropriate emphasis on adolescent. (Fall or Spring or Summer) (Formerly CUI 450)

461 Student Teaching and Seminar: Elementary Grades (12)

Pr. permission of department chair

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Supervised student teaching in an elementary setting (grades K–6) under direction of a cooperating teacher with University supervision. Full-time teaching assignment in cooperating schools for a full semester. Conferences and seminars required. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 461)

462 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Grades (12)

Pr. permission of department chair

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).

Supervised student teaching in a middle grades setting (grades 6–9) under direction of a cooperating teacher with University supervision. Full-time teaching assignment in cooperating schools for a full semester. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 462)

465 Student Teaching and Seminar: Secondary School (12)

Pr. admission to Student Teaching

Supervised student teaching in senior high school under direction of University supervisor. Observation, participation, and appropriate classroom teaching experience on a full-time teaching assignment for full semester with weekly seminar. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 465)

470 Reading Education for Secondary and Special Subject Teachers (2:2)

Pr. admission to teacher education or permission of instructor

Designed to prepare secondary and special subject teachers to deal with students who exhibit a variety of reading abilities. Emphasis placed upon understanding scope of public school reading endeavors as well as teaching practices that can be generalized to a variety of instructional settings. Work with materials for student’s major area required. (Fall or Spring or Summer) (Formerly CUI 470)

491 Independent Study (1–3)

Pr. permission of instructor

Guided readings, research, or individual project work under direction of a staff member. (Formerly CUI 491)

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 (Formerly CUI 493)

498 Senior Teaching Fellows Seminar I (1:1)

Pr. North Carolina Teaching Fellow

This course is designed to assist senior Teaching Fellows in synthesizing learnings from prior Teaching Fellows seminars and preparing for positions in public schools. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 498)

499 Senior Teaching Fellows Seminar II (1:1)

Pr. North Carolina Teaching Fellow

This course is designed to assist senior Teaching Fellows in synthesizing learnings from prior Teaching Fellows seminars and preparing for positions in public schools. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 499)

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

506 Institutes in Education (1–3)

Students may apply no more than three (3) s.h. of this course to any degree program.

Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, S/U

Practicum or workshop experiences to focus on issues, problems, or approaches in the profession. (Formerly CUI 506)

516 Emergent Literacy and Literature (3:3)

Explores emergent literacy development in preschool/kindergarten settings and introduces the wide range of literature available for young children. Emphasis on using books to stimulate language and cognitive development. (Spring & Summer) (Formerly CUI 516)

517 Literacy I: Reading and Writing in the Primary Elementary Grades (3:3)

Pr. admission to the M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction Classroom Practice Track, or permission of instructor

Course focuses on how children learn to read and what classroom teachers can do to facilitate their growth as readers in the primary grades. (Formerly CUI 517)

518 Mathematics in the Elementary Schools (3:3)

Current mathematics program, including emphasis on meaning theory and on instructional materials, methods, and procedures in teaching fundamental operations. (Fall & Spring) (Formerly CUI 518)

519 Science in the Elementary School (3:3)

Designing and developing science learning experiences for children in the biological, physical, earth, and space sciences. The nature of elementary school science and children's interests are considered. (Summer) (Formerly CUI 519)

520 Social Studies in the Elementary School (3:3)

Designed to help educators gain more complete understanding of elementary school social studies. Special emphasis given to evaluation of the field beginning with the separate subjects approach to correlation, to broad fields, to integration, and separate disciplines approach. Emphasis also given to identification of key skills that help children function intelligently in this field. Development of democratic citizens also a major consideration. (Summer & Fall) (Formerly CUI 520)

521 Literacy II: Reading and Writing in the Intermediate Elementary Grades (3:3:3)

Pr. admission to the M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction Classroom Practice Track and 517, or permission of instructor

Integrated reading and language arts course designed to prepare students to teach reading and writing in the elementary grades. (Formerly CUI 521)

523 Legal, Historical, and Cultural Issues in ESL (3:3)

Pr. Standard Professional I License in another area or permission of instructor

Exploration of legal and historical bases of English as a Second Language. Analysis of differences among home and school cultures, especially related to language. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 523)

527 Teaching Second Languages: Elementary/Middle Schools (3:3)

Pr. TED 545 and admission to teacher education program or permission of instructor

Study of second language teaching approaches applicable to the elementary/middle school pupil. Materials development and evaluation. Organizing effective second language programs in the elementary and middle schools. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 527)

530 Middle Grades Language Arts (3:3)

Pr. admission to middle grades education major

Course develops competencies in middle grades language arts instruction as related to adolescent learners. Emphases include practical and theoretical attention to best-practices, curriculum, assessment, and standards of practice. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 530)

535 Literacy in the Content Area (3:3)

Pr. admission to teacher education or M.Ed. program

Designed to prepare middle grades, secondary, and special subject or content area teachers to work with students who exhibit a variety of reading and writing levels. (Fall & Spring & Summer) (Formerly CUI 535)

545 Diverse Learners (3:3:2)

Pr. admission to teacher education, or permission of department

Provides students with a broad base of knowledge and skills that will facilitate their effectiveness in meeting the needs of diverse learners through appropriate instructional, curricular, and behavioral strategies. (Fall & Spring) (Formerly CUI 545)

551 Teaching Practices and Curriculum in English (3:3:2)

Pr. TED 450, 545, and admission to teacher education

Coreq. or Pr. TED 470, or permission of instructor

Required of student teachers in English.

Designed to acquaint prospective teachers with modern concepts and practices of English instruction in secondary schools; emphasis on teaching four fundamental language arts: speaking, writing, reading, and listening. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 551)

552 Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Foreign Languages (3:3:2)

Pr. TED 450, 545, and admission to teacher education

Coreq. or Pr. TED 470, or permission of instructor

Designed to acquaint second-language teachers with modern methods and techniques of instruction in secondary schools. Emphasis on proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing and on teaching materials. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 552)

553 Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Social Studies (3:3:2)

Pr. TED 450, 545, and admission to teacher education

Coreq. or Pr. TED 470, or permission of instructor

Required of student teachers in social studies.

Organization of social studies in secondary schools; classroom methods, techniques, and activities; teaching materials; testing and evaluation. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 553)

554 Middle Grades Social Studies Education (3:3)

Pr. admission to Middle Grades Education major

Examination of candidate competencies in middle grades social studies instruction. Emphases include practical and theoretical attention to curriculum development, planning, resources, standards, instructional strategies, and assessment. (Formerly CUI 554)

555 Multicultural Education (3:3)

Philosophical and sociocultural perspectives on pluralism and diversity. Emphases include interdependent individual, cultural, and institutional behaviors related to race, religion, class, cultural/ethnic heritage, and gender. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 555)

557 Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Mathematics (3:3:2)

Pr. TED 450, 545, and admission to teacher education

Coreq. or Pr. TED 470, or permission of instructor

Required of student teachers in mathematics.

Special teaching problems in secondary mathematics. Teaching procedures for important topics discussed in relation to their foundations in mathematics and logic. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 557)

558 Middle Grades Mathematics Education (3:3)

Pr. admission to Middle Grades Education major at the undergraduate or graduate level [classroom practice track (CPT) only—CPTs are students who have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than education and want to pursue an education degree]; and lateral entry middle grades mathematics teacher status (who have not completed a middle grades mathematics methods course); or permission of instructor.

Coreq. undergraduate and CPT students: TED 375 or equivalent

Development of middle grades mathematics instruction as related to adolescent learners. Emphases include practical and theoretical attention to best practices, curriculum, assessment, and standards of practice. (Spring) (Formerly CUI 558)

559 Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Science (3:3:2)

Pr. TED 450, 545, and admission to teacher education

Coreq. or Pr. TED 470, or permission of instructor

Required of student teachers in science.

Development of philosophy of science teaching and of attitudes and values relative to science teaching in secondary school. Emphasis on recent curriculum studies in biology, chemistry, physics, and earth-science and the changing approaches to teaching these subjects. (Fall) (Formerly CUI 559)

560 Middle Grades Science Education (3:3:5)

Pr. admission to Middle Grades Education major

Develops candidate competencies in middle grades science instruction as related to adolescent learners. Emphases include practical and theoretical attention to best practices, curriculum, assessment, and standards of practice. (Alt) (Formerly CUI 560)

561 Nature of Science/Science Education (3:3)

Pr. TED 559 or equivalent science methods course

Study of nature and science, encompassing literature from history, philosophy, and sociology of science (science and technology studies). Includes discussion of the literature's influence on school science curriculum and instruction. (Formerly CUI 561)

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for additional graduate-level courses.