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Fall 2007

Undergraduate Course Descriptions for EDUC

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EDUC 1130. FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP (1-0) Student leadership trainers, under the supervision of the staff in the Department of Student Activities, facilitate class discussion and assist students in identifying the necessary skills for effective leadership in university organizations and in both personal and professional settings. Topics include: leadership vs. management communication, leadership styles and personality traits, emotionally intelligent leadership, ethical leadership, leadership and change, and diversity and cultural awareness. Opportunities are provided for group problem solving, and team interaction and collaboration. Elective only and does not count as part of the professional certification requirements. Pass-Fail grades will be awarded.

EDUC 1131. COLLEGE ADJUSTMENT (1-0) Student counselors, under the supervision of Counseling Services, in group discussion will communicate academic survival information, analyze potential academic and social problems, and assist in implementing individualized corrective measures. Special section for Maverick Scholars, students on probation, and student athletes will require permission to register. Elective only; does not count as a part of the professional certification requirements. Pass-fail grades will be awarded. For entering freshmen or entering transfer students.

EDUC 1302. COLLEGE LEARNING (3-0) An introduction to the learning strategies and behaviors necessary for academic success in academic programs and in personal and career development. Focus is on self-assessment, self-regulation, and employing cognitive and psychological theories and strategies for self-change. Students complete a self-change project based on theories and models of behavior modification. Gateway Advantage students are required to enroll in this course during their first semester.

EDUC 2101. EXPLORING TEACHING (1-1) An opportunity to experience a mentorship with public school students while exploring the impact Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and personality profiles play in the learning environment. Ten hours of mentorship required. Academic credit awarded. Service Learning course.

EDUC 2330. STUDENT LEADER EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING (3-0) Identifies the philosophy and theories of leadership, leadership styles, and contemporary leadership issues for any student who desires to pursue their leadership education. Practical application of leadership skills are developed through interactive class discussions, analyzing case studies, and group problem-solving and role-playing experiences. Elective only and does not count as part of the professional education certification requirements.

EDUC 3335. STUDENT COUNSELOR TRAINING (3-0) To train students to be peer counselors who will work as group leaders in EDUC 1131 during the Fall Semester. Group counseling procedures and requisite guidance material to explain academic regulations and student services, analyze deficient study skills, initiate appropriate study habits, and make referrals when necessary. Only pass/fail grades will be awarded. Elective credit; does not count as part of the professional education certification requirements. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

EDUC 4325. WOMEN IN SCIENCE (3-0) Explores the role of women in science. Emphasis on gender and science, the history of women in science, gender equity in the classroom, strategies for the retention of women scientists, the current culture/climate for women in science, and contemporary women in science. Offered as EDUC 4325, SCIE 4325, and WOMS 4325. Credit will be granted only once.

EDUC 4340. HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3-0) Prerequisite to subsequent courses in teacher education. Physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth patterns from conception to early adulthood, emphasizing familial, cultural, societal, and genetic determinants of behavior. Topics include developmental characteristics of children and adolescents including exceptional learners and students with special needs.

EDUC 4341. ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (2-2) Emphasizes the importance of organizing, developing, and adapting management systems to enhance learning in classroom environments. Managing the teaching-learning process, applying a variety of assessment techniques, motivation, and adapting management styles to meet student needs. This course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a K-12 classroom during normal school hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Prerequisite: EDML 4300.

EDUC 4342. APPLICATIONS OF INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY CLASSROOMS (2-2) Field-based applications of curriculum planning and instructional theory and methods. Includes writing and implementing unit and instructional goals and objectives, using instructional lesson models to meet teacher appraisal criteria including utilization of classroom technology and audiovisual aids, planning for individual needs, and evaluating student progress. This course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a K-12 classroom during normal school hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Prerequisite: EDML 4300.

EDUC 4346. SECONDARY SCHOOL CULTURE AND THE TEACHING PROFESSION (2-2) School cultures, effective schools and teaching practices, stages of professional development, foundations of American schools, legal and ethical aspects, and societal demands on the school.

EDUC 4347. SECONDARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP WITH TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (1-5) Supervised and directed professional practice in a local secondary school. The student will be assigned to a public school site for five hours per week. Weekly seminars are required. Internship must be taken the semester prior to residency. Theory from technology will be applied during internship assignment. Prerequisite: EDML 4300.

EDUC 4352. TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS (2-2) Effective instruction, assessment, and management strategies for working in diverse educational settings. Designed to provide increased self-awareness and insight into issues of diversity such as culture, ethnicity, exceptionality, gender, language, religion, and socioeconomic status. This course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a K-12 classroom during normal school hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Prerequisite: EDML 4300.

EDUC 4390. SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION (3-0) An examination of different topics related to education. This seminar may be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

EDUC 4391. CONFERENCE COURSE (0-0) Independent study in the preparation of a project or a paper on a research topic; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

EDUC 4647. SECONDARY TEACHER PREPARATION RESIDENCY WITH TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (2-25) Supervised and directed practice in an approved field setting. The student will be assigned for the ISD calendar. Required seminars will provide students with theory to integrate and apply during residency. Prerequisite: EDUC 4347.

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