Course Descriptions – Education

ED 1100 – Introduction to Education – 1 hour.
Overview of the role of education in America. Course introduces students to practices and practitioners, to requirements for teacher certification, and to the three levels-elementary, middle grades and secondary. Observation hours required. Offered each semester.

ED 2300 – Foundations of Education – 3 hours.
Focus on the history and philosophy of education, societal influences on education and legislative/legal mandates that affect education. Clinical and field experiences in local schools required. Offered each semester.

ED 2302 – Educational Technology – 3 hours.
Focus on computers, computer software and other technology explicitly designed for educational use. Collaboration with public school personnel and use of state-of-the-art materials and equipment implemented in this course. Clinical and field experience required. Offered spring and summer.

ED 2303 – Exceptional Children – 3 hours.
Survey course with emphasis on identifying, understanding and working with special needs children. Clinical and field experience required. Offered spring and summer.

ED 3302 – Foundations Reading/Language Arts – 3 hours.
Study of the developmental aspects of the reading/language processes common to all ages with an emphasis on understanding a balanced literary approach. Clinical and field experience required. Required of all elementary, middle grade. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each fall.

ED 3307 – Children’s and Adolescent Literature – 3 hours.
Critical study of standard, classic and current books for curricular and leisure needs. Study of reading interests, principles of selection, storytelling and other devices for encouraging reading. Extensive examination and reading of books and materials for a literature based curriculum required. Required for all elementary students and middle grade students seeking an English emphasis. Clinical and field experience required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each fall.

ED 3308 – Educational Psychology – 3 hours.
Psychological theory and research related to the learning process – with consideration of their application to school situations and problems. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each fall.

ED 3311 – Methods and Materials Middle and High School – 3 hours.
General methods course provides an overview of teaching in middle grades and high school with an emphasis on learning styles, teaching styles, planning lessons and curriculum, assessing and evaluating, working with individuals and groups, managing a classroom and using appropriate materials. Clinical and field experiences required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each fall.

ED 3312 – Subject Area Methods & Materials Middle and High School – 3 hours.
Study of materials and methods stressed in areas of academic emphases and majors and minors. Classroom teachers from area middle and high schools will serve as mentors for each area. Clinical and field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 3311 and Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each spring.

ED 4101, 4201, 4301 – Special Topics – 1-3 hours.
Seminar focusing on innovative practices and problems of contemporary education. Mentoring and tutoring possibilities. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered on an irregular basis.

ED 4203 – Student Teaching Seminar – 2 hours.
Weekly seminar, to be taken concurrently with student teaching, dealing with topics of special interest to the student teacher including school law, interviewing and ways of solving problems met in the classroom. Student will complete professional portfolio demonstrating proficiency in all Kentucky standards for new teachers. A public presentation of the student teacher work sample is required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Offered each semester.

ED 4300 – Discipline and Classroom Management Middle and High School – 3 hours.
A study of research and theories that have led to appropriate current practices of discipline in schools. Provides experiences in classroom management processes necessary to establish and maintain an environment in which learning and instruction can occur. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Clinical and field experience required. Offered each fall.

ED 4302 – Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum – 3 hours.
This course is designed to help the teacher in meeting developmental reading needs for P-12 students in both language arts and content area classes. Instruction will also focus on helping students develop life-long reading skills. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Winter term.

ED 4303 –Capstone in Education – 3 hours.
This capstone course will examine the roles of the school in today’s society, the roles of educators, the roles of the student, and the roles of other collaborative team members. Students will complete a portfolio demonstrating proficiency in educational background for new teachers.

ED 4611, 4612 Internship in Education – 6 hours.
Extended internship during which a student teaches elementary, middle school, high school or in a specialized area under the direction of a school administrator and a college supervisor. The student may be employed with an emergency certification during the course of this internship. Prerequisite: Student must have graduated from an accredited college or university with an earned bachelor’s degree and pass required PRAXIS II exams.

EDAR 4601, 4602 — Directed Teaching Art – 12 hours.
Student teaching for 14 weeks of full days under the guidance of an experienced practicing art teacher and a College supervisor. On-campus seminars are required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Offered each semester.

EDEL 2301 – Child and Family – 3 hours.
Study of development of the child – focusing on the preschool and early elementary years with special attention to child-parent relationships and the influence of family. Implications for program development, parent participation, parent education and partnership between school and home will be studied. Classroom management techniques and the importance of cooperation with parents are highlighted. Related clinical and field experience required. Offered each spring.

EDEL 3301 – Methods and Materials – 3 hours.
Includes generic methods and materials appropriate for effective multilevel early elementary instruction. Clinical and field experience required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each spring. Page | 94

EDEL 3303 – Teaching Reading/Language Arts – 3 hours.
Second of a two-part sequence dealing with literacy instruction from a balanced literary perspective. Emphasizes the interrelationship of the language arts with other curricular areas. Clinical and field experience required. Pre-requisite: ED 3302 and Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each spring.

EDEL 3304 – Teaching Math – 3 hours.
Study of developmental primary mathematics methods and instruction relative to multilevel individualized classroom teaching. Emphasis on N.C.T.M. standards and research- based implications. Clinical and field experience required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each fall.

EDEL 3305 – Teaching Social Studies – 3 hours.
This course deals with interdisciplinary/collaborative planning and instruction in the elementary social studies curriculum. Clinical and field experience required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each spring.

EDEL 3306 – Teaching Science – 3 hours.
Emphasizes learning through inquiry. Materials and methods for teaching science in early elementary classrooms are stressed. Clinical and field experience required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each fall.

EDEL 4601, 4602 – Directed Teaching Early Elementary – 12 hours.
Student teaching under the guidance of an experienced, practicing elementary teacher and a college supervisor is required for 14 weeks of full days in an ungraded elementary classroom or P-5 area. On-campus seminars are required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Offered each semester.

EDEX 2301 – Introduction to Mild to Moderate Disabilities – 3 hours.
This course will examine the ways in which individuals interact with educational systems, communities at large and each other to bring about appropriate educational services for students with special education needs. Included are fundamentals of group processes, human behavior and interaction and motivation, as well as skills and knowledge necessary for successful collaboration with others concerned with education of students. Clinical and field experience required. Offered each fall.

EDEX 2303 – Behavior Management: Basic Principles and Positive Behavior Supports – 3 hours.
This exceptional education course provides an overview of the development of a proactive classroom management plan. Students will learn to analyze student behavior, conduct functional behavioral analysis, write behavioral goals and objectives, develop positive behavioral support plans and develop social skills lesson plans. Clinical and field experience required. Prerequisite: EDEX 2301. Offered each spring.

EDEX 2305 – Collaboration Among Educational Professionals – 3 hours.
This course will examine ways in which individuals interact with educational systems, communities at large and each other to bring about appropriate educational services for students with special needs. Included are fundamentals of group processes, human behavior and interaction and motivation, as well as skills and knowledge necessary for successful collaboration with others concerned with education of students. Clinical and field experience required. Prerequisite: EDEX 2301. Offered each fall.

EDEX 3301: Educational Methods for Students with Disabilities at the Elementary Level – 3 hours.
This course is designed to develop skills in the use of curriculum, materials, and management strategies for students with mild to moderate learning and behavior disabilities and severe/profound disabilities. Clinical and field experience required. Prerequisite: EDEX 2301 and admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered during the fall semester of even-numbered years.

EDEX 3302: Educational Methods for Students with Disabilities at the Middle School Level – 3 hours.
This course is designed to develop skills in the use of curriculum, materials, and management strategies for students with mild to moderate learning and behavior disabilities and severe/profound disabilities. Clinical and field experience required. Prerequisite: EDEX 2301 and admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered during the fall semester of even-numbered years.

EDEX 3303: Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures in Special Education – 3 hours.
This course offers a comprehensive study of diagnosis and assessment procedures, emphasizing concepts of tests and measurements, formal and informal assessments, test administration, and use of diagnostic results in educational intervention. Emphasis is placed on appropriate test selection and use of results. Clinical and field experience required. Prerequisite: EDEX 3301 or EDEX 3302 and admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered during the spring semester of odd-numbered years.

EDEX 3304: Transition Issues in Special Education – 3 hours.
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to address the issues and needs of students with special needs and their families in the transitions throughout school and those leading to adult life issues and experiences. Clinical and field experience required. Prerequisite: EDEX 2301 and admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered during the spring semester of odd-numbered years.

EDEX 4300: IEP Writing/Legal Issues in Special Education – 3 hours.
This course is designed to introduce the IEP writing process, legal mandates, and issues associated with this special education process. Students will be prepared to adequately write and complete an IEP at the conclusion of this course. Clinical and field experience required. Prerequisite: EDEX 3301 or EDEX 3302 and EDEX 3303 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Offered during the fall semester of odd-numbered years.

EDEX 4601: Directed Student Teaching for Special Education (Learning/Behavior Disorders) – 6 hours.
Candidates teach for fourteen weeks of full days under the guidance of experienced, practicing special education teachers at either the elementary or middle school levels. If the candidate is placed at the P-5 level, this program ensures that the candidate receives middle grades special education placement for seven of the fourteen weeks. If the candidate is placed at the middle grades level, this program ensures that the candidate receives P-5 special education placement for seven of the fourteen weeks. Students are also supervised by their college supervisor. Pre-requisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Offered each semester.

EDMG 2301 – Late Childhood/Early Adolescent Development – 3 hours.
Emphasizes cognitive, psychosocial and physical developments of students in grades 5-9 and developmental implications for curriculum design, teaching/learning strategies, school organization, social activities and special needs considerations. Clinical and field experience required. Offered each spring.

EDMG 3301 – Philosophy and Organization of Middle Schools – 3 hours.
Explore the unique characteristics of the middle school concept, its history and philosophy, its programs and its students. Emphasis areas include planning, curriculum, teacher guidance, interdisciplinary teaming, organizing time and space, instruction, leadership roles and evaluation. Students experience cooperative team learning. Clinical and field experience required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each fall.

EDMG 3303 – Teaching Reading/Language Arts – 3 hours.
Second in a two-part sequence that emphasizes the interrelationship of the language arts to other instructional areas. Process writing and holistic assessment are implemented. Clinical and field experience is required. Pre-requisite: ED 3302 and admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each spring.

EDMG 4601, 4602 – Directed Teaching Middle Grades – 12 hours.
Student teaching for 14 weeks of full days under the guidance of an experienced practicing middle school teacher and a college supervisor. On-campus seminars are required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Offered each semester.

EDPH 4601, 4602 – Directed Teaching Physical Education – 12 hours.
Student teaching for 14 weeks of full days under the guidance of an experienced, practicing physical education teacher and a college supervisor. On-campus seminars are required. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Offered each semester.

EDSE 4301 – Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools — 3 hours.
Required for all English majors; optional for others. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Offered each spring.

EDSE 4601, 4602 – Directed Teaching High School – 12 hours.
Student teaching for 14 weeks of full days under the guidance of an experienced, practicing high school teacher and a college supervisor. On-campus seminars are required. Pre-requisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Offered each semester.