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EDU 431 Corrective Reading in the Classroom 3(3-0)

EDU 538 Coordination of the Language Arts with Reading 3(3-0)

Classroom diagnosis of students’ reading strengths and weaknesses.Analysis of corrective and remedial techniques. All candidates for the elementary certificate are required to take this course. Prerequisite: EDU 330.

Building the elements of listening, speaking, writing, and reading into a K-8 language arts program. Techniques of instruction for the exceptional child will be examined. Prerequisite: EDU 330.

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Course Descriptions

EDU 432 Student Teaching Seminar 3(3-0)

This course reinforces the components of the CLEAR Conceptual Framework as it pertains to transferring theory to practice while students are in student teach- ing. Prerequisites: students must have completed the requirements for student teaching and be enrolled in EDU 458, Student Teaching, as a component of the Elementary or Secondary Certification requirements for the Pre-K-12 Regular Education and Special Education teacher education programs.

EDU 450 Content Area Literacy 3(3-0)

Study and development of teaching strategies to improve literacy (reading, writing, and thinking for learning) in all disciplines. Prerequisites: admission to Teacher Education; EDU 310; Pre- or Corequisite: EDU 325 or a music peda- gogy course appropriate to the program for students seeking the Bachelor of Music Education degree.

EDU 458 Student Teaching 1-10(Spec)

This experiential course in which students integrate theory into practice is the field-based culminating activity of the PreK-12 regular education teacher education program. CR/NC only. Prerequisites:Admission to Teacher Education and completion of all Cycle II requirements of the mentoring program plus the following criteria based on the specific certification requirements: Elementary:

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    A CMU overall GPA of 2.70 or higher - Department approval of major(s) and

minor(s) for teaching in content areas - C+ or higher in ALL professional educa- tion and methods courses taken before student teaching - Courses REQUIRED to be completed before student teaching: EDU 107, EDU 280 or HDF 100 or PSY 220 (Special Education Majors must take PSY 220), EDU 290 (EDU 290 not required for Special Education majors), EDU 320, EDU 330, EDU 343, EDU 345, EDU 361, EDU 431, EDU 493, EDU 495 and SPE 504 and all major and minor requirements listed in the bulletin (additional requirements for Special Education Majors: SPE 455 and SPE 456 or SPE 458)

Secondary: - A CMU overall GPA of 2.70 or higher - Department approval of major(s) and minor(s) for teaching in content areas - C+ or higher in ALL professional education and methods courses taken before student teaching

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    Courses REQUIRED before student teaching: EDU 107, EDU 290, EDU 310,

EDU 325 (not required for Music Majors), EDU 450, EDU 495, SPE 504 and all major and minor requirements listed in the bulletin (additional requirements for Special Education Majors: SPE 455 and SPE 456 or SPE 458).

EDU 493 Learning and Evaluation in Elementary Education 3(3-0)

Theories, purposes, materials, and problems related to learning and the measurement and evaluation of learning. Includes a unit on mental health. Prerequisites: EDU 280 (students with a major in “teachers of students with emotional impairment” or major in “teachers of students with cognitive impairment” are required to have SPE 126 & PSY 220); and at least one of the following: EDU 320, 330. Requires admission to Teacher Education Program.

EDU 495 Foundations of Education 3(3-0)

Examines historical events and philosophical bases of American education. Major emphasis on political and legislative activities, social issues, and economic developments affecting the schools. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education program required (except for students not on teacher certification curricula).

EDU 505 Diagnostic Literacy Assessments & Instruction: K-3 3(3-0)

Diagnostic literacy assessments will be introduced including appropriate admin- istration, data analysis, and related instructional practices. State literacy assess- ment certification: MLPP K-3. Prerequisites: EDU 330 or graduate status.

EDU 506 Principles and Techniques for Individualizing Instruction 3(3-0) Examination of individualized instruction and its classroom implications. Prerequisite: EDU 330 or EDU 340.

EDU 508 Education Workshop 1-6(Spec) Identification and study of problems in contemporary education.

EDU 525 Early Childhood Education 3(3-0) Content, methods, materials, and curriculum planning for teaching pre-kin- dergarten through primary grades.

EDU 528 Emergent Literacy: Theory and Practice 3(3-0)

Analysis of literacy development in preschool through primary grades. Methods, materials, organization, and evaluation techniques for fostering beginning reading and writing consistent with current research. Prerequisites: EDU 330.

EDU 532 Reading in the Content Areas 3(3-0) Emphasizes teaching of reading skills in content areas focusing on the middle and upper grades. Prerequisites: EDU 330 or EDU 316.

EDU 533 Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Difficulties 3(2-3)

Diagnostic procedures and use of remedial and developmental techniques. Exploration of the role of the specialist. Prerequisites: EDU 431, 532; Pre/Co- Requisite: EDU 538.

EDU 540 Literacy Education: Theory and Practice 3(3-0)

Emphasizes balanced literacy philosophy, components, classroom manage- ment and organization, literature-based reading, authentic writing contexts, skill integration, thematic teaching, at risk populations and evaluation. Prerequisites: EDU 330.

EDU 550 Driver Education I: Driver Task Analysis 3(3-0)

First of four courses to prepare driver education instructors and provide them with the current knowledge and skills necessary to teach driver education. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

EDU 551 Driver Education II: Developing Classroom Instructional Knowledge 3(3-0)

Second of four courses to prepare driver education instructors; knowledge and skills needed to implement classroom instruction, classroom management, and appropriate student evaluation. Prerequisites: EDU 550.

EDU 552 3(2-1)

Driver

Education

III:

Developing

Vehicle

Operational

Skills

Third of four courses to prepare prospective driver education instructors to conduct instruction which develops vehicle operational skills for the novice driver. Prerequisites: EDU 551.

EDU 553 Driver Education IV: Practicum 3(1-2)

Fourth of four courses preparing driver education instructors; classroom and in-car instruction in approved driver education programs under mentoring of cooperating driver education teachers. Prerequisites: EDU 552.

EDU 590 Advanced Technology in Education 3(2-3)

Students will study and practice the integration of technology in classroom instruction and management, with emphasis upon software evaluation and les- son design. Identical to SPE 510. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: EDU 290 or Graduate Status.

EDU 595 Telecommunication in Education 3(2-2)

The study and laboratory exploration of telecommunication as used in schools and classrooms: e-mail, educational and general networks, collaborative les- sons. Prerequisites: EDU 590. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

EDU 602 Strategies and Techniques for Teaching 3(3-0)

An advanced teaching course. Examination, development, assessment, and practical usage of methods and materials in the teacher’s subject area at middle school, high school, or community college level.

EDU 603 Elementary Diagnosis, Remediation and Differentiation of Reading Instruction 3(3-0)

Diagnosing reading and writing difficulties for diverse learners and implement- ing research-based intervention practices designed to improve literacy in the elementary classroom. Prerequisites: none.

EDU 604 Developing and Utilizing Behavioral Objectives 3(3-0) Development and application of behavioral objectives in subject areas and various levels of instruction.

EDU 606 Secondary Advanced Reading Diagnosis and Instruction 3(3-0)

Diagnosing reading and writing difficulties for diverse learners and implement- ing research-based intervention practices designed to improve literacy in the secondary classroom. Prerequisites: none.

EDU 609 History of Education 3(3-0) Development of modern education in Western civilization.

EDU 611 Philosophy of Education 3(3-0) Major philosophical viewpoints on education are examined with attention to developing tenable and consistent educational views.

EDU 613 Current Educational Issues 3(3-0)

Identification and analysis of significant, persistent issues in education in the United States and the relationship to student achievement and teacher effectiveness. Identical to MLE 613. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. This course has been approved for offering in a distance learning format.

EDU 614 Advanced Educational Psychology 3(3-0) Theories of learning and application to instruction. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisite: EDU 493.

EDU 620 Problems of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3(3-0)

Exploring cognitive issues, history, research, problem solving, technology, in- novative programs, basic skills, and state and national standards in mathematics education. Prerequisite: EDU 320.

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