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EDU 101 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION 3 credits, 3 hours,
1 fieldwork
Pre/Corequisite: ESL 91 or ENG 91 for sections in English. ESL 035 and SPA 222 for sections in Spanish.
This course introduces students to a variety of critical contemporary and foundational issues and themes that influence modern urban education models. It focuses on the historical, philosophical, social, and political foundations of education, especially in urban and diverse settings. Students will conduct fifteen (15) hours of observations in a classroom setting.
EDU 104 LANGUAGE ARTS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
The student will plan and organize language arts activities in early childhood education. The student will demonstrate familiarity with children's literature and reading readiness skills. The student will be able to effectively read, tell, and dramatize children's stories, and participate in language games and reading readiness activities.
EDU 105 SOCIAL STUDIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
The student will plan and organize social studies activities in early childhood programs. The student will demonstrate familiarity with the resources and methods used in developing social studies concepts through the preparation of materials and activities.
EDU 107 CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
The student will demonstrate ability to organize creative art activities for young children. The student will display dexterity with such media as paint, clay, paper, and wood, and an understanding of the methods of introducing young children to the values of these materials.
EDU 109 MUSIC AND MOVEMENT 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
Students will be introduced to the foundation of music education. The course will focus on the principles and methods of planning, implementing and evaluating music and movement experiences. Students will demonstrate an understanding of terms related to the fundamentals of music theory and the techniques needed in introducing singing, listening, playing, creating and moving.
EDU 111 SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite:EDU 101 and minimum of 3 additional credits in Early Childhood Education
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
The student will plan and organize science and mathematics activities for young children. The student will also prepare materials used to present introductory science and mathematics concepts to young children.
EDU 116 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of infants, toddlers, and preschool children and its implications for group programs for young children.
EDU 117 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
This course focuses on students' development (cognitive, affective, and physical), on the factors and processes that influence development and how teachers can help their students to grow and develop. Role of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, and social class will be examined and its influence on biological and psychological possesses. Students in this class will learn to analyze classroom situations using various theoretical perspectives, to synthesize their analyses, and to create classroom strategies which facilitate growth and achievement.
EDU 121 HOME SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre/Corequisite: ENG 1300 or 1301 when offered in English; ESL 035 and SPA 222 when offered in Spanish
The student will study various aspects of parent-teacher-child relationships, including an understanding of parents as people with values, goals, individual background and needs to be met. Communication processes, group dynamics and leadership styles will also be studied. Attention is given to strategies and tactics used by school districts, community groups, and private sector organizations to support academic, health, and social goals for children and their families.
EDU 130 TEACHING IN THE MULTICULTURAL/MULTILINGUAL CLASSROOM 3 credits, 1.5-hrs. Lecture/5-hrs. Fieldwork per week
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher and SPA 222
Study of curricular and instructional guidelines for implementing multicultural education in K-12 programs. Instructional and learning strategies cover planning, implementing, and evaluating classroom processes and materials in meeting specific and unique needs of students coming from diverse educational, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The cultural, social, political, and economical realities of teaching in an urban setting will be explored
EDU 131 LANGUAGE ARTS IN A BILINGUAL CLASSROOM 3 credits, 1.5-hr. lecture/5-hr. fieldwork per week
Prerequisite: EDU 101 and EDU 130
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher and SPA 222
Students will plan, organize and implement language arts activities in a bilingual school environment. They will also demonstrate their familiarity with children's literature and reading readiness skills. Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to effectively read, tell and dramatize children's stories and participate in language games and reading/writing readiness activities. The course is required for all students in the Bilingual Education Option. Students not in the bilingual program must have the instructor's permission to register for this course.
EDU 132 SOCIAL STUDIES IN A BILINGUAL CLASSROOM 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101 and EDU 130
Co-requisites: ENG 91 or ESL 91 or higher and SPA 222
The student will become familiar with the concept of the social studies curriculum in a bilingual class, as well as the basic concepts and skills to be taught. Students will demonstrate his/her familiarity with the resources and methods used in developing social studies concepts through the preparation of materials and activities. This course is required for all students in the Bilingual Education Option.
EDU 140 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Student will develop strategies for classroom management, lesson planning skills, and the use of relevant technology and software. Students also will become familiar with and practice principles and techniques to teaching, including individualized teaching methods for particular students' populations, including limited English proficiency students, low-achieving students, minority and inner-city students, and students in special education.
EDU 141 THE TEACHING PROFESSION: BIRTH-GRADE 6 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Study of the professional lives of teachers and the diverse roIes they assume in urban schools. Work with teachers developing children's multiple literacies including linguistic, mathematical, technologies, artistic, and musical, with an emphasis on how children use oral and written language to communicate and construct meaning; emphasis on how communities of learners are created. Requires visits to early childhood and childhood settings with diverse populations and contrasting social and economic environments and the development of an academic portfolio. Thirty hours of field work is required.
EDU 150 INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
The student will become acquainted with current theories and techniques of identification and treatment, and with methods and materials found to be effective in educating the disabled or exceptionally able child. The student will gain basic understanding in preparation for teaching the mainstreamed child and the bilingual special child.
EDU 222 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN PARENT EDUCATION 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite:EDU 101 and EDU 121
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
The student will observe and become an active participant in an early childhood education program which emphasizes parental involvement. The student will acquire the skills to coordinate activities for a group of parents in the program.
EDU 224 WRITING SKILLS IN THE SCHOOL WORKPLACE 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
This course is geared toward developing writing skills in the school workplace for educators. Students will receive instruction in writing job-related materials in the school setting, including letters to parents and colleagues, resumes for school employment, and reports for administrators. Students reflect on their practice through writing and learn to prepare appropriate assignments for students.
EDU 226 INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
The students will learn basic information about appropriate educational technology, both theoretical concepts, as well as, hands on applications. They will also examine various ways in which they can effectively apply their knowledge in classroom settings (K -12) in order to assist children to enhance their educational and developmental experiences. When appropriate, students will also prepare educational materials for different audiences and attain a basic level of instructional technology literacy for the preparation of their professional tasks.
EDU 229 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 101
Co-requisites: ESL 91 or ENG 91 or higher
The course offers the students the opportunity for an intensive individually guided advanced research in a topic in education. Only one course in Education maybe taken on an independent study basis.