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050 or MATH 080 or MATH 023.A descriptive and analytical study of the market economy and how it allocates resources.Emphasis is placed on consumer behavior,market structure,pricing,and distri-

bution and determination of wealth and income. EDUC 101 Introduction to Teaching

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032 and MATH 044 or MATH 015.An introductory course which pro- vides a general introduction to the field of teaching.Students will explore educational careers,teaching preparation and professional expectations as well as requirements for teacher certification.Current trends and issues in education will be exam- ined. A 20 hour supervised observational experience component is

required for successful completion of this course. EDUC 103 Personal Health

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Introduces prospective teachers to the health issues children face.This course includes approaches to health appraisal,interven- tion strategies,and follow-up to health care issues for children. Special emphasis is placed on the physiological and psychological issues for children’s health presented by AIDS,substance abuse,child abuse,eating disorders,suicide,and violence in the schools.

EDUC 104 Movement for Children

2 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Introduces principles of developmentally appro-

priate movement programs for elementary students. EDUC 111 Spanish for Classroom Teachers I

4 Credits

Prerequisite:None.Develops communication skills in the Spanish language and prepares future teachers for Spanish-only interactions with Spanish-speaking ESL students and their families. Knowledge of the language is gained through vocabulary and grammar instruc- tion. Acquisition of the language takes place in meaningful contex- tualized classroom-oriented activities. Class time is divided between these two major components.

EDUC 112 Spanish for Classroom Teachers II

4 Credits

Prerequisite:EDUC 111.Develops intermediate communication skills in the Spanish language and prepares future teachers for Spanish- only interactions with Spanish-speaking ESL students and their par- ents. Knowledge of the language is gained through continued vocabulary and grammar instruction. Acquisition of the language takes place in meaningful contextualized classroom-oriented activi- ties. Class time is divided equally between these two components.

EDUC 121 Child and Adolescent Development 3 Credits Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Examines the physical,social,emotional,cognitive,and moral development of the childbirth through adolescence with a focus on the middle years through adolescence.Basic theories of child devel- opment, biological and environmental foundations of development,

and the study of children through observation and interviewing techniques are explored.The influence of parents,peers,the school environment,culture and the media are discussed.Up to 10 hours of

observation/service learning may be required.

EDUC 130 Introduction to Multicultural Teaching

3 Credits

Prerequisites: EDUC 101,ENGL 111 and demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or a grade of“C”or higher in MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.This course examines social and cul- tural conditions that influence education.The purpose is to assist students in understanding diversity and how to use this knowledge effectively within the schools and community.The course pursues an in-depth study of self,familial cultural heritage,and awareness of cultural differences.The course examines inclusive methods of

teaching. EDUC 160 The Education Professional I

1 Credit

Prerequisites:None.This course is designed to prepare the student to successfully pass the three PRAXIS I/Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) exams of reading,writing,and math. The requirements of the teaching profession and successful transfer to a four-year insti-

tution teacher education program will be addressed. EDUC 200 Education and the Community

3 Credits

Prerequisites: EDUC 101 and SOCI 111.Focuses on the community, school,and family partnerships,including curriculum,philosophies, and partner’s role in these areas.The course promotes awareness of families as the children’s first teacher,as well as culture,values,lan- guage, and attitudes.Addresses ways to design and deliver parent teacher conferences,parent education,and parent involvement in

schools and community. EDUC 201 Using Computers in Education

3 Credits

Prerequisites: EDUC 101,ENGL 111 and demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.Introduction to instruction- al computing and educational computing literature.Provides hands- on experience with educational software,utility packages,and com-

monly used microcomputer hardware.

EDUC 210 Planning for the Elementary Education Classroom

3 Credits

Prerequisites: Program Chair Approval.Provides opportunities for lecture and practical experience through observation and super- vised participation and assessment in a school-age setting. Students will observe,develop,and implement direct teaching strategies as they relate to the organization of classroom instruc- tion. Students will continue development of their digital portfolios.

EDUC 224 Introduction to Scientific Inquiry

3 Credits

Prerequisites: EDUC 101 and ENGL 111.Provides the education major with background in the science process skills.Students will explore science through active participation and reflect on content,

skills,and dispositions as a member of a learning community.

Students will learn how to ask inquiry questions related to the natu- ral world,plan investigations and formulate explanations.

EDUC 230 The Exceptional Child

3 Credits

Prerequisite:EDUC 101 or Program Chair Approval.Provides an intro- duction to caring for the exceptional child. Includes theories and practices for producing optimal developmental growth. Develops teaching techniques.Explores public policy,inclusion,early interven- tion, and IEP’s (laws).Explores the types of special needs and pro- vides opportunities through field experience to practice methods for helping children within special education and gifted/talented pro- grams. Up to 20 hours of observation/service learning may be

required.

EDUC 233 Literacy Development through Children’s Literature

3 Credits

Prerequisite:EDUC 101.This course examines children’s literature for the preschool child through adolescence. Students will also study the relationship to literacy development. This course not only focus- es on the traditional aspects of literacy but also examines other genres of literature (i.e.picture books,folk tales,poetry,short stories, historical and contemporary fiction,fantasy,biographies,and nov- els). Also,the benefits and rewards to literature will be discussed – enjoyment, aesthetics, comprehension strategies, imagination, cog- nition, language,multicultural integration,as well as,the develop- ment of the love of reading. Additionally,the role of art,illustra- tions, and media adaptations will be examined in conjunction with children’s literature throughout the years.Students will also be introduced to literature awarded with the Newbery Award and Caldecott Medal distinctions.

EDUC 240 Introduction to Physical and Health Education for Elementary Teachers

3 Credits

Prerequisite:EDUC 101.This course provides the elementary educa- tion major with a foundation in physical and health education. Knowledge and skills for planning and implementing health and physical education curriculum to promote physical fitness and healthy living for children Pre-K through 6th grade will be covered in the course.An observational experience is required for successful

completion of this course.

EDUC 241 Math Methods for Early/Middle Childhood Classrooms

3 Credits

Prerequisite:Math 111 or MATH 035 or MATH 043.This methods course for early childhood and elementary education teachers focus- es on understanding and application of developmentally appropri- ate math environments and activities for children from early child- hood through elementary school. An understanding of the devel- opmental sequence of acquisition of math concepts and skills,as well as,application and assessment of the standards developed by both the NAEYC and NCTM are the foundation of this course.

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