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Education (EDUC)

EDUC 100S First-Year Seminar in Education (3) Learning about a scholarly community through the development of knowledge and skills needed for successful participation in higher education.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

EDUC 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

EDUC 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Study of educational topics in a country other than the United States.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

EDUC 294 Research Project Courses (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

EDUC 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

EDUC 302 Basic Preparation for Teaching (3) Philosophical, psychological issues in education; instructional objectives, lesson planning; evaluation, grading procedures; assessment, instruction of individual children. Field experience.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: admission into Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 303 Inclusive Practices in General Education Classrooms (3) This course is designed to examine the procedures, characteristics and strategies for working with special learners in the elementary school.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing in Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 304 Classroom Organization and Management (3) Organization, integration of the elementary school day; classroom management, control techniques; audio-visual techniques.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: sixth-semester standing in Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 305 Creative Arts (3) Experiences in self-expression through a variety of visual and performing arts. Techniques for guiding school children in artistic expression.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: admission into Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 313 Field Observation (2) Observation techniques; classroom observation and participation.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: admission into Secondary Teacher Certification Program. Prerequisite or concurrent:EDUC 314  

EDUC 314 Learning Theory and Instructional Procedures (3) Theories of learning in relation to instructional practices. Analysis of motivation, transfer of learning, and retention. Field practicum.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: admission into Secondary Teacher Certification Program. Prerequisite or concurrent:EDUC 313  

EDUC 315W (US) Social and Cultural Factors in Education (3) Critical examination of how different experiences linked to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation influence education.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: admission into Elementary Education Major or Secondary Teacher Certification Program  

EDUC 320 Methods in Teaching Beginning Readers (3) Concepts, methods, and materials for developing beginning reading abilities, with emphasis on personalized instruction through diagnostic teaching.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: sixth-semester standing in Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 321 Methods in Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Readers (3) Concepts, methods, and materials for personalizing reading instruction with emphasis on extending personal and functional reading abilities beyond beginning reading.
Effective: Winter 1981
Prerequisite: EDUC 320  

EDUC 322 Adolescent Literature and Developmental Reading (3) Adolescent literature materials, reading principles, and practices suitable for an English class.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: admission into Secondary English Certification Program or Elementary Education 4-8 Language Arts/English Option  

EDUC 352 Teaching Language Arts (3) Teaching the writing process, including speaking and listening skills in relation to oral and written composition.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: sixth-semester standing in Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 353 Teaching Elementary Social Studies (3) The theory and practice of elementary social studies instruction.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing in Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 371 Teaching Music in the Elementary School (3) Music methods course for elementary education majors; students will learn elements of music, and instructional techniques.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing in Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 385 Professional Development in Teaching (3) This course addresses practical issues central to the profession of teaching and, in some cases, specific to Pennsylvania.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: eight-semester standing approval of program  

EDUC 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

EDUC 400 Diversity and Cultural Awareness Practices in the K-12 Classroom (3) This course addresses diversity, cultural awareness and sensitivity about cultures, concepts and methods in society, communities and educational settings.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

EDUC 401 Early Childhood Education (3) Organization, methodology, and materials for nursery school and kindergarten programs.
Effective: Winter 1981
 

EDUC 402 Early Learning: Language and Concept Development (3) Examining the development of language and self-expression in young children, and the role of children's literature in facilitating development.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

EDUC 403 Curriculum for Early Childhood (3) Examining early childhood programs and methodology, focusing on areas of social studies, mathematics, and science.
Effective: Winter 1981
 

EDUC 404 Young Children's Behavior: Observation and Evaluation (3) Observation, recording and evaluation of student behaviors, and the use of prescription techniques for early childhood students with special needs.
Effective: Winter 1981
 

EDUC 408 Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs (3) The role of the early childhood administrator as it relates to regulations, staffing, management, funding and curriculum.
Effective: Winter 1981
Prerequisite: EDUC 401  

EDUC 410 The Child and Social Institutions (3) The effects of the family on a child's development, especially in the infancy and preschool years.
Effective: Winter 1981
 

EDUC 415 Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3) Study of the objectives, content, methods, and evaluation of procedures of social studies. Students design units and lesson plans.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: EDUC 315W and admission into Teacher Education Programs  

EDUC 416 Teaching Secondary English and the Humanities (3) Study of the objectives, content, and methods of English and humanities courses.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: EDUC 315W and admission into Teacher Education Programs  

EDUC 417 Teaching Secondary Mathematics (3) Study of the objectives, content, methods, and evaluation procedures of mathematics.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: EDUC 315W and admission into Teacher Education Programs  

EDUC 418 Positive Classroom Climate for Positive Attitudes About Learning (3) Participants will learn strategies for creating classroom climates which encourage positive attitudes toward learning while preventing and correcting student misbehavior.
Effective: Summer 1995
Prerequisite: permission of program  

EDUC 421 Children's Literature (3) Knowledge of literature appropriate for elementary school children and utilization of literature-related activities in teaching reading.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: admission into Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 422 Literature for Children and Adolescents (3) Literature for children and adolescents, approaches for using such literature in the school curriculum.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

EDUC 425 Literacy Assessment (3) This course emphasizes alternative literacy measures focusing on portfolio assessment and performance assessments.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: permission of the program  

EDUC 432 Children's Literature in Teaching Writing (3) Introduction to introduces methods for transferring writing skills and literary devices from literature to student writing in all subject areas.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

EDUC 435 Addressing the Needs of Special Learners (1) An examination of attitudes toward, barriers experienced by, and special needs of special learners in the schools.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: eighth-semester standing in Secondary Teacher Certification Program  

EDUC 436 Inclusion Practices in Education (3) The educational, social, and political foundations for inclusion practices in public education.
Effective: Summer 1995
Prerequisite: permission of program  

EDUC 440 Educational Statistics and Measurements (3) Descriptive statistics, correlation, reliability, validity, scaling techniques, and introduction to item analysis.
Effective: Winter 1981
 

EDUC 450 Current Topics in Education (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

EDUC 452 Teaching Writing (3) Techniques for teaching the writing process, kindergarten through grade 12, including writing in content areas; workshop format.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

EDUC 458 Behavior Management Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms (3) Provides knowledge and skills essential for designing positive learning environments in secondary classrooms with the inclusion of exceptional learners.
Effective: Summer 2009
Prerequisite: admission to teacher education  

EDUC 459 Strategies for Effective Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms (3) Course examines effective strategies for accommodating and adapting instruction for exceptional learners in secondary classrooms.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Certification Program or Approval of program  

EDUC 462 Computers for Classroom Teachers (3) An introduction: microcomputers and their educational applications.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: admission into Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 463 Teaching With Modern Web Technologies (3) Relates educational theory and practice to applications of the modern Web, applying content from educational foundations, curriculum, and research.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

EDUC 464 Technology and the Learning Process (3) Evaluates the relationship between technology-based resources and learning theories through design, implementation, and evaluation of online instructional modules.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: EDUC 462 orEDUC 463 or permission of program  

EDUC 465 Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Learners (3) The course provides teachers with knowledge, understandings, and skills to engage culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in mainstream classrooms.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

EDUC 466 Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language (3) Overview of various legal, historical, and socio-cultural implications of teaching and learning English as a Second Language.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: permission of program  

EDUC 467 English Language Structure for English as a Second Language Teachers (3) An in-depth study and review of general linguistic concepts and their application to ESL pedagogy.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: EDUC 466 or permission of program  

EDUC 468 Language Acquisition for English as a Second Language Teachers (3) Study of the theory, research, and processes involved in first and second language development, acquisition, and assessment.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: EDUC 466 andEDUC 467 or permission of program  

EDUC 469 Teaching Methods and Assessment of English as a Second Language (3) Integration of theory, research, and practice about ESL curriculum, instructional methods, assessment, and literacy development.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: EDUC 466, EDUC 467, EDUC 468 or permission of program  

EDUC 470W Higher-Order Thinking for Educators (3) Presentation of strategies, techniques, and principles of higher-order thinking which are grounded in relevant research and practice will be presented.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: admission into Elementary Education Major  

EDUC 471 Best Practices in Literacy (3) An application of best literacy practices to classroom instruction and assessment of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: EDUC 320 orEDUC 321  

EDUC 472 Teaching Reading Through the Content Areas (3) Designed to enable teachers of content areas to improve the reading/study skills needed by their students.
Effective: Winter 1981
 

EDUC 475 ESL Leadership, Research and Advocacy (3) Teachers will develop their skills as instructional leaders and researchers by conducting school-based action research projects.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: EDUC 469  

EDUC 477 Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers (3) A comprehensive overview of learning problems and effective strategies for teaching K-12 students who have difficulties reading and writing.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

EDUC 478 Secondary Transition for Students with Disabilities (3) Process and procedures for successful transition of secondary students with disabilities.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: EDUC 459  

EDUC 484 School Law for Teachers (3) This course will focus on increasing teacher awareness of law and how it impacts on daily performance and job security.
Effective: Summer 1995
Prerequisite: permission of program  

EDUC 490 Student Teaching (1-12) Observation and teaching in selected elementary or secondary schools under direction of cooperating classroom teachers and University supervisors. Regular seminars. GPA 3.0 or higher. Passing scores on required Praxis I tests.
Effective: Fall 2003
Prerequisite: eight semester standing approval of program  

EDUC 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 1994
 

EDUC 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

EDUC 495 Internship (1-15) Supervised off-campus, non-group instruction including individual field experiences, practicums or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

EDUC 495A Junior Field Experience (1) Second semester juniors assigned to a suburban elementary school for the purpose of actively participating in classroom activities.
Effective: Summer 2003
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed placement by instructor.  

EDUC 495B Senior Field Experience (1) First semester seniors assigned to an urban elementary school for the purpose of actively participating in classroom activities.
Effective: Summer 2003
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed placement by instructor.  

EDUC 495C Early Childhood Field Experience (1) First semester seniors assigned to an urban elementary school for the purpose of actively participating in an early childhood classroom.
Effective: Summer 2003
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed placement by instructor and completion of all four early childhood prerequisite courses.  

EDUC 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

EDUC 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

EDUC 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

EDUC 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Study of educational topics in a country other than the United States.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: permission of instructor  

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