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Education Courses (EDU)

Courses for Undergraduates

491 Introduction to Schools, Schooling, and Society (1:1)

Pr. admission to Alternative Licensure Program

Provides licensure candidates information regarding state and national teaching standards, school law, school organization and procedures, and context of schooling. (Fall or Spring or Summer)

492 Foundations of Educational Psychology (1:1)

Pr. admission to Alternative Licensure Program

Licensure candidates will study fundamentals of child and adolescent development, learning theories and motivation, and make connections between course information and classroom settings, instructional design and assessment. (Fall or Spring or Summer)

493 Introduction to Instructional Planning (1:1)

Pr. admission to Alternative Licensure Program

Introductory course that focuses on structures of learning, methods or ways of teaching, analysis of instructional resources, and planning responsive instruction. (Fall or Spring or Summer)

494 Fundamentals of Assessment (1:1)

Pr. EDU 493

Covers five interconnected topics: measurement concepts, traditional grading and assessment, alternative grading and assessment, assessment design, and the use of assessment for improving instruction and student performance. (Fall or Spring or Summer)

495 Fundamentals of Classroom Management (1:1)

Pr. EDU 493 and 494

Introduces prospective teachers to principles of classroom management, and assists the participant in developing classroom procedures, rules, organization, and instruction that minimize classroom distractions. (Fall or Spring or Summer)

496 Foundations of Teaching Diverse Learners (1:1)

Pr. admission to Alternative Licensure Program

May not be taken prior to EDU 493.

Designed to provide candidates with introductory knowledge and skills to facilitate their effectiveness in meeting the needs of diverse learners through appropriate instructional, curricular, and behavioral strategies. (Fall or Spring or Summer)

497 Seminar/Internship I for Lateral-Entry Teachers (3:3)

Pr. EDU 491, 492, 493, 404, 495, 495

Participants will build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the first six courses of the Alternative Licensure Program, learn more complex pedagogical theories, and develop advanced teaching techniques. (Fall)

498 Seminar/Internship II for Lateral-Entry Teachers (3:3)

Pr. EDU 497

Participants will build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the Alternative Licensure Program, learn more complex pedagogical theories, and develop advanced teaching techniques. (Spring)