Education

Courses

Undergraduate Courses


ED Courses

ED-001. Reading Lab. 0 Credits.

Reading Lab Course Type(s): Remedial.

ED-010. Dynamics of College Reading. 3 Credits.

A program of selected readings, vocabulary enrichment, and guided study which enables students to develop effective study and critical reading skills by introducing them to selected readings in diverse fields including their major. Course Type(s): Remedial.

ED-101. Dynamics of College Learning I. 3 Credits.

Using multiple interdisciplinary methods, students will become familiar with the University and develop skills they need to be successful in college. Transition course topics include: test-taking strategies, math, reading, writing, technology, and study skills.

ED-102. Dynamics of College Learning II. 1 Credit.

A multidisciplinary course for freshmen to assist in their development as responsible college students and to further their potential for academic success.

ED-103. Career Development. 1 Credit.

This course will provide you with the basics needed in your academic and career planning process. Through guided self-assessment, exploration, and career preparedness activity, students refine and identify potential career interests and understanding of how their major relates to various careers and professions. Students will gain exposure to identifying internships, resume writing, interviewing, networking and developing a personal brand. This course will put students on the road to career success.

ED-104. Experiential Learning. 1 Credit.

Lab for Trio students to guide students as they participate in a chosen experiential learning activity. Course Type(s): Lab Courses.

ED-105. TRIO Student Support Serve Excel Sr Seminar. 1 Credit.

This senior seminar will cover items under the Excel component of the TRIO Program such as the Real World Experience; Graduate School Prep, degree completion, implementation of post-graduate plans, experiential learning, social and leadership growth. Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-160. Education and Schooling in a Multicultural Society. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to education in a diverse and multicultural world. Students learn about the teaching profession by focusing on career readiness and the historical and philosophical foundations of education in the U.S. and other parts of the world. There will be a focus on students with disabilities, and effective instruction. The course introduces students to lesson planning, the certification process, and required curriculum standards. Additional TK20 fee of $100. Course Type(s): Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

ED-170. Child and Adolescent Psychology. 3 Credits.

A study of the growth and development from birth to adolescence within the context of the school.

ED-200. Adapted Physical Education for Special Needs Students. 3 Credits.

This course will provide an overview of adaptive physical education including an expanded definition, historical background, classifications and IEP development, assessment practices and teaching and instructional strategies for the special needs students.

ED-201. Fundamentals of Speech. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on child development from birth to age eight. Students will learn about theories of child development and how cognitive and linguistic factors affect development and learning. Students will learn about learning styles and multiple intelligences.

ED-203. Educational Psychology. 3 Credits.

A study of the psychological backgrounds. Topics include: adolescent growth and development, individual differences, the learning process, motivation, the process of effective study, transfer of training, and measurement of intelligence.

ED-204. Experiential Learning. 0 Credits.

This course for ASP sophomores is meant to consolidate the work done in freshman year and provide additional learning opportunities and resources to help students progress with their choice of major, apply for internships, and remain connected with the ASP office for individual advisement and counseling. It will be offered as a hybrid course, with students completing assignments online and meeting with the ASP faculty/staff on a regular basis. Prerequisites: ED-101 OR ED-102 OR ED-103; Course Type(s): Independent Study.

ED-250. Educational Pedagogy of World Languages. 3 Credits.

Methods of foreign-language pedagogy, lesson planning, syllabi, classroom activities, and methods of evaluation. Taught in English; recommended for education majors and/or minors.

ED-295. Credited Internships. 3 Credits.

ED-301. Assessment. 3 Credits.

An overview of essential concepts and principles of classroom and school-wide formative and summative assessments in the elementary classroom. An examination of tests and trends in psychological, standardized, and achievement tests and the rationale and assumptions underlying these assessments. Consideration and evaluation of the types of tests commonly used such as state, local, and national assessments as well as discussion of the interpretation of the results.

ED-389. Undocumented Youth in Education and Immigration Rights. 3 Credits.

This course will examine youth-lead movements for education and immigrant rights. To understand these issues, we will engage in readings, discussions, site visits, guest speakers and action research projects. Course Type(s): Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

ED-390. Innovative Projects in Education I. 3 Credits.

Special projects of merit under the direction of a mentor. Open to juniors and seniors only.

ED-391. Innovative Projects in Education II. 3 Credits.

Special projects of merit under the direction of a mentor. Open to juniors and seniors only.

ED-395. Special Topics in Education. 1 Credit.

Exploration of a selected topic in the field of education. Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-397. Professional Assessment Strategies. 3 Credits.

Course would incorporate subject specific content and strategies for taking standardized assessments.

ED-399. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

ED-428. Literature of East and West Africa. 3 Credits.

A study of seminal texts representing the Acholi, Gikuyu, Malinke, Igbo, Wolof, Bambara and Senegalese peoples of East and West Africa. Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Pluralism,Online Course.

ED-429. Multicultural Literature for Young Adults: Chains and Freedom. 3 Credits.

The theoretical framework of this course is the social contract theory. Students study the natural rights defense of liberty as well as the normative theories of right revolution, the common good and civil virtue as they read eight award winning novels on the middle school level. Note: Students who seek credit as a Values course must complete the prerequisite of six credits of Theology or six credits of Philosophy. Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Pluralism,Online Course.

ED-490. Clinical Experience I. 1 Credit.

This course will provide clinical experience in an elementary, middle or secondary classroom setting and will provide students with the skills to become effective and caring teachers. Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-491. Clinical Experience II. 2 Credits.

This course will allow students to use their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and the role that families and communities play in the development of children and adolescents. Students will be reflective practitioners as they work in the classroom to assess children's learning, incorporate effective classroom management plans and obtain resources for families, colleagues, and administrators. Additional TK20 fee of $100. Prerequisites: ED-490 OR EP-490: Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-492. Clinical Practice I and Seminar in an Elementary, Middle or Secondary Setting. 3 Credits.

Clinical practice in an elementary, middle or secondary setting in order to provide students with the skills and disposition necessary to become effective elementary school teachers and develop relationships with school colleagues, families, and community. Students will provide learning activities that support cognitive, emotional, and social development. They will design learning experiences that support culturally responsive teaching, and plan and assess developmentally appropriate lessons and units. Additional TK20 fee of $100. Prerequisites: ED-491 OR EP-491; Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-493. Practicum in Reading. 3 Credits.

A field experience designed to provide the opportunity for students to work with reading teachers in a classroom setting.

ED-494. Seminar on Education TPA. 3 Credits.

An indepth analysis of the requirements and implementation of ed.TPA.

ED-495. Clinical Practice II and Seminar. 8 Credits.

Students plan and implement developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive curriculum in an elementary, middle or secondary classroom which demonstrates their knowledge of development and the role of the school community with regard to student's learning. Students implement the required State standards through an integrated curriculum. They use multiple strategies to assess learning and demonstrate effective classroom management. Additional TK20 fee of $100 and EDTPA fee of $300. Prerequisites: ED-492 OR EP-492; Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-498. Education of the Disadvantaged Child. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the impact of discrimination, social conditions, and deprivation on the educational process, particularly in cities.

EE Courses

EE-202. Elementary Curriculum. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive overview of the total elementary school program as a vehicle for the education of the child in contemporary society. This course will focus on effective curriculum planning. Students will develop unit plans that integrate state standards, differentiated instructional strategies and meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles, disabilities and English Language Learners.

EE-204. Using Technology in Elementary Language Arts. 3 Credits.

This course introduces future elementary school educators to traditional and technological materials and techniques of instruction appropriate to the teaching of spelling, handwriting, listening, and oral and written language skills in the elementary school. The course explores digital literacy in the classroom discussing technological topics such as classroom web page design, using Google Apps, podcasting, screencasting, digital storytelling, blogging, and using Twitter as well as other forms of social media in the elementary classroom. This course has been designated as Writing Intensive. Course Type(s): Writing Intensive,Core curriculum course.

EE-206. Teaching Reading in the Elementary School. 3 Credits.

Instruction in modern techniques for teaching children to read. Group and individual approaches: phonetic, basic text, and experimental techniques. Study of literature appropriate to reading development, appreciation, and enjoyment.

EE-212. Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School. 3 Credits.

Materials and techniques of teaching mathematics, with appropriate emphasis on the traditional and modern developments in the field. Class activities, teaching aids, planning and evaluation of mathematics learning.

EE-214. Teaching Science in the Elementary School Using Technology. 3 Credits.

Materials and techniques of teaching science with emphasis on the discovery approach to equip the child with basic science learning and to awaken a desire for further science study in elementary school. This course will engage students in hands-on activities supported by technology. Students will apply skills, concepts and principles that unite the science discipline into their lessons and unit plans.

EE-495. Student Teaching: Elementary. 8 Credits.

A supervised classroom teaching experience on the elementary level (K-8), including seminar meetings and conferences scheduled prior to and during the student-teaching term. Prerequisites: ED-490 ED-491.

EE-499. Student Teaching: Elementary. 6 Credits.

A supervised classroom teaching experience on the elementary level (K-8), including seminar meetings and conferences scheduled prior to and during the student-teaching term. Prerequisites: ED-490 ED-491.

EP Courses

EP-201. Child Development in the Early Years. 3 Credits.

This course surveys and focuses on child growth and development from birth through early adolescence. Theory related to individual stages of growth and educational methods related to those stages are discussed. The psychological, physiological, and sociological aspects and impacts of growth and development are also covered. Prerequisites: ED-170.

EP-202. Developing Home, School and Family Partnerships. 3 Credits.

This course addresses the role of the home, school and family in the development of and learning of young children. Students will examine the philosophical, historical, political, and social trends and ideologies that impact the care of young children. Students will develop an understanding of diverse family units and identify resources to address their needs.

EP-301. Introduction to Special Education. 3 Credits.

This course will provide an overview and introduction to educational disabilities, special education laws, and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) planning process. Characteristics and prevalence of a wide range of disabilities will be explored. Students will consider contemporary instructional approaches used for specialized populations.

EP-302. Fundamentals of Methodology, Curriculum and Assessessment in the Elemenary/Early Childhood Classroom. 3 Credits.

This course will focus on implementing developmentally appropriate teaching practices, classroom management techniques, successful motivational strategies, objectives, lesson plans, and innovative methods. In addition, students will be provided situations to assess professional goals, develop authentic assessment practices, and respond to the cultural, linguistic, and learning needs of all students.

EP-490. Clinical Experience I: Early Childhood and Elementary Settings. 1 Credit.

This course will provide clinical experiences in an elementary or early childhood settings and will provide students with the skills to become effective and caring teachers. (Sophomore year) 50 hours. Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

EP-491. Clinical Experience II: Early Childhood and Elementary Settings. 2 Credits.

This course will allow students to use their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and the role that families and communities play in the development of children. Students will be reflective practitioners as they work in the classroom to assess children's learning, incorporate effective classroom management plan and obtain resources for families, colleagues and administrators. (Junior year) 75 hours. Additional TK20 fee of $100. Prerequisites: ED-490 OR EP-490; Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

EP-492. Clinical Practice I and Seminar Experience in Elementary, Middle and Secondary Settings. 3 Credits.

Clinical practice in an early childhood or elementary setting in order to provide students with the skills and dispositions necessary to become effective early childhood teachers and develop relationships with school colleagues, families and community. Students will provide learning activities that support cognitive, emotional and social development. They will design learning experiences that support culturally responsive teaching, plan and assess developmentally appropriate lessons and units. (100 hours) Additional TK20 fee of $100. Prerequisites: ED-491 OR EP-491.

EP-495. Clinical Practice II and Seminar Experience in Early Childhood. 8 Credits.

Students plan and implement developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive curriculum in an early childhood/elementary classroom which demonstrates their knowledge of child development and the role of the school community with regard to children's learning. Students implement the Core Curriculum Content Standard through an integrated curriculum. They use multiple strategies to assess learning and demonstrate effective classroom management. (450 hours) Additional TK20 fee of $100 and EDTPA fee of $300. Prerequisites: ED-492 OR EP-492.

SE Courses

SE-370. Improvement of Reading in the Secondary Schools Using Technology. 3 Credits.

The concepts and principles associated with the teaching of reading, the diagnosis of disabilities. Methods and materials employed in the improvement of reading, remedial classes and individual case studies.

SE-400. Principles and Techniques of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary School. 3 Credits.

Through this course, students develop the ability to teach in middle and secondary schools by applying the principles and techniques of effective instruction. The course introduces the required standards in all disciplines and requires students to create original units of instruction, which include appropriate assessment tools. Students will design and implement lesson plans using various teaching styles and methodologies. Finally, students will assess their teaching ability and will plan their continued professional development.

SE-408. Principles of High School Curriculum. 3 Credits.

Historical, legal, and community factors influencing the secondary school curriculum and general curriculum orientation. Departmental responsibilities in the area of curriculum. Innovative curriculum projects, programs for gifted and talented, special education, and bilingual students.

SE-495. Student Teaching: Secondary. 8 Credits.

A supervised classroom teaching experience on the secondary level (7-12), including seminar meetings and conferences scheduled prior to and during the student-teaching term. Prerequisites: ED-490 ED-491.

SE-499. Student Teaching: Secondary. 6 Credits.

A supervised classroom teaching experience on the secondary level (7-12), including seminar meetings and conferences scheduled prior to and during the student-teaching term. Prerequisites: ED-490 ED-491.


ED Courses

ED-001. Reading Lab. 0 Credits.

Reading Lab Course Type(s): Remedial.

ED-010. Dynamics of College Reading. 3 Credits.

A program of selected readings, vocabulary enrichment, and guided study which enables students to develop effective study and critical reading skills by introducing them to selected readings in diverse fields including their major. Course Type(s): Remedial.

ED-101. Dynamics of College Learning I. 3 Credits.

Using multiple interdisciplinary methods, students will become familiar with the University and develop skills they need to be successful in college. Transition course topics include: test-taking strategies, math, reading, writing, technology, and study skills.

ED-102. Dynamics of College Learning II. 1 Credit.

A multidisciplinary course for freshmen to assist in their development as responsible college students and to further their potential for academic success.

ED-103. Career Development. 1 Credit.

This course will provide you with the basics needed in your academic and career planning process. Through guided self-assessment, exploration, and career preparedness activity, students refine and identify potential career interests and understanding of how their major relates to various careers and professions. Students will gain exposure to identifying internships, resume writing, interviewing, networking and developing a personal brand. This course will put students on the road to career success.

ED-104. Experiential Learning. 1 Credit.

Lab for Trio students to guide students as they participate in a chosen experiential learning activity. Course Type(s): Lab Courses.

ED-105. TRIO Student Support Serve Excel Sr Seminar. 1 Credit.

This senior seminar will cover items under the Excel component of the TRIO Program such as the Real World Experience; Graduate School Prep, degree completion, implementation of post-graduate plans, experiential learning, social and leadership growth. Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-160. Education and Schooling in a Multicultural Society. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to education in a diverse and multicultural world. Students learn about the teaching profession by focusing on career readiness and the historical and philosophical foundations of education in the U.S. and other parts of the world. There will be a focus on students with disabilities, and effective instruction. The course introduces students to lesson planning, the certification process, and required curriculum standards. Additional TK20 fee of $100. Course Type(s): Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

ED-170. Child and Adolescent Psychology. 3 Credits.

A study of the growth and development from birth to adolescence within the context of the school.

ED-200. Adapted Physical Education for Special Needs Students. 3 Credits.

This course will provide an overview of adaptive physical education including an expanded definition, historical background, classifications and IEP development, assessment practices and teaching and instructional strategies for the special needs students.

ED-201. Fundamentals of Speech. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on child development from birth to age eight. Students will learn about theories of child development and how cognitive and linguistic factors affect development and learning. Students will learn about learning styles and multiple intelligences.

ED-203. Educational Psychology. 3 Credits.

A study of the psychological backgrounds. Topics include: adolescent growth and development, individual differences, the learning process, motivation, the process of effective study, transfer of training, and measurement of intelligence.

ED-204. Experiential Learning. 0 Credits.

This course for ASP sophomores is meant to consolidate the work done in freshman year and provide additional learning opportunities and resources to help students progress with their choice of major, apply for internships, and remain connected with the ASP office for individual advisement and counseling. It will be offered as a hybrid course, with students completing assignments online and meeting with the ASP faculty/staff on a regular basis. Prerequisites: ED-101 OR ED-102 OR ED-103; Course Type(s): Independent Study.

ED-250. Educational Pedagogy of World Languages. 3 Credits.

Methods of foreign-language pedagogy, lesson planning, syllabi, classroom activities, and methods of evaluation. Taught in English; recommended for education majors and/or minors.

ED-295. Credited Internships. 3 Credits.

ED-301. Assessment. 3 Credits.

An overview of essential concepts and principles of classroom and school-wide formative and summative assessments in the elementary classroom. An examination of tests and trends in psychological, standardized, and achievement tests and the rationale and assumptions underlying these assessments. Consideration and evaluation of the types of tests commonly used such as state, local, and national assessments as well as discussion of the interpretation of the results.

ED-389. Undocumented Youth in Education and Immigration Rights. 3 Credits.

This course will examine youth-lead movements for education and immigrant rights. To understand these issues, we will engage in readings, discussions, site visits, guest speakers and action research projects. Course Type(s): Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

ED-390. Innovative Projects in Education I. 3 Credits.

Special projects of merit under the direction of a mentor. Open to juniors and seniors only.

ED-391. Innovative Projects in Education II. 3 Credits.

Special projects of merit under the direction of a mentor. Open to juniors and seniors only.

ED-395. Special Topics in Education. 1 Credit.

Exploration of a selected topic in the field of education. Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-397. Professional Assessment Strategies. 3 Credits.

Course would incorporate subject specific content and strategies for taking standardized assessments.

ED-399. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

ED-428. Literature of East and West Africa. 3 Credits.

A study of seminal texts representing the Acholi, Gikuyu, Malinke, Igbo, Wolof, Bambara and Senegalese peoples of East and West Africa. Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Pluralism,Online Course.

ED-429. Multicultural Literature for Young Adults: Chains and Freedom. 3 Credits.

The theoretical framework of this course is the social contract theory. Students study the natural rights defense of liberty as well as the normative theories of right revolution, the common good and civil virtue as they read eight award winning novels on the middle school level. Note: Students who seek credit as a Values course must complete the prerequisite of six credits of Theology or six credits of Philosophy. Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Pluralism,Online Course.

ED-490. Clinical Experience I. 1 Credit.

This course will provide clinical experience in an elementary, middle or secondary classroom setting and will provide students with the skills to become effective and caring teachers. Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-491. Clinical Experience II. 2 Credits.

This course will allow students to use their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and the role that families and communities play in the development of children and adolescents. Students will be reflective practitioners as they work in the classroom to assess children's learning, incorporate effective classroom management plans and obtain resources for families, colleagues, and administrators. Additional TK20 fee of $100. Prerequisites: ED-490 OR EP-490: Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-492. Clinical Practice I and Seminar in an Elementary, Middle or Secondary Setting. 3 Credits.

Clinical practice in an elementary, middle or secondary setting in order to provide students with the skills and disposition necessary to become effective elementary school teachers and develop relationships with school colleagues, families, and community. Students will provide learning activities that support cognitive, emotional, and social development. They will design learning experiences that support culturally responsive teaching, and plan and assess developmentally appropriate lessons and units. Additional TK20 fee of $100. Prerequisites: ED-491 OR EP-491; Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-493. Practicum in Reading. 3 Credits.

A field experience designed to provide the opportunity for students to work with reading teachers in a classroom setting.

ED-494. Seminar on Education TPA. 3 Credits.

An indepth analysis of the requirements and implementation of ed.TPA.

ED-495. Clinical Practice II and Seminar. 8 Credits.

Students plan and implement developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive curriculum in an elementary, middle or secondary classroom which demonstrates their knowledge of development and the role of the school community with regard to student's learning. Students implement the required State standards through an integrated curriculum. They use multiple strategies to assess learning and demonstrate effective classroom management. Additional TK20 fee of $100 and EDTPA fee of $300. Prerequisites: ED-492 OR EP-492; Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

ED-498. Education of the Disadvantaged Child. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the impact of discrimination, social conditions, and deprivation on the educational process, particularly in cities.

EE Courses

EE-202. Elementary Curriculum. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive overview of the total elementary school program as a vehicle for the education of the child in contemporary society. This course will focus on effective curriculum planning. Students will develop unit plans that integrate state standards, differentiated instructional strategies and meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles, disabilities and English Language Learners.

EE-204. Using Technology in Elementary Language Arts. 3 Credits.

This course introduces future elementary school educators to traditional and technological materials and techniques of instruction appropriate to the teaching of spelling, handwriting, listening, and oral and written language skills in the elementary school. The course explores digital literacy in the classroom discussing technological topics such as classroom web page design, using Google Apps, podcasting, screencasting, digital storytelling, blogging, and using Twitter as well as other forms of social media in the elementary classroom. This course has been designated as Writing Intensive. Course Type(s): Writing Intensive,Core curriculum course.

EE-206. Teaching Reading in the Elementary School. 3 Credits.

Instruction in modern techniques for teaching children to read. Group and individual approaches: phonetic, basic text, and experimental techniques. Study of literature appropriate to reading development, appreciation, and enjoyment.

EE-212. Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School. 3 Credits.

Materials and techniques of teaching mathematics, with appropriate emphasis on the traditional and modern developments in the field. Class activities, teaching aids, planning and evaluation of mathematics learning.

EE-214. Teaching Science in the Elementary School Using Technology. 3 Credits.

Materials and techniques of teaching science with emphasis on the discovery approach to equip the child with basic science learning and to awaken a desire for further science study in elementary school. This course will engage students in hands-on activities supported by technology. Students will apply skills, concepts and principles that unite the science discipline into their lessons and unit plans.

EE-495. Student Teaching: Elementary. 8 Credits.

A supervised classroom teaching experience on the elementary level (K-8), including seminar meetings and conferences scheduled prior to and during the student-teaching term. Prerequisites: ED-490 ED-491.

EE-499. Student Teaching: Elementary. 6 Credits.

A supervised classroom teaching experience on the elementary level (K-8), including seminar meetings and conferences scheduled prior to and during the student-teaching term. Prerequisites: ED-490 ED-491.

EP Courses

EP-201. Child Development in the Early Years. 3 Credits.

This course surveys and focuses on child growth and development from birth through early adolescence. Theory related to individual stages of growth and educational methods related to those stages are discussed. The psychological, physiological, and sociological aspects and impacts of growth and development are also covered. Prerequisites: ED-170.

EP-202. Developing Home, School and Family Partnerships. 3 Credits.

This course addresses the role of the home, school and family in the development of and learning of young children. Students will examine the philosophical, historical, political, and social trends and ideologies that impact the care of young children. Students will develop an understanding of diverse family units and identify resources to address their needs.

EP-301. Introduction to Special Education. 3 Credits.

This course will provide an overview and introduction to educational disabilities, special education laws, and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) planning process. Characteristics and prevalence of a wide range of disabilities will be explored. Students will consider contemporary instructional approaches used for specialized populations.

EP-302. Fundamentals of Methodology, Curriculum and Assessessment in the Elemenary/Early Childhood Classroom. 3 Credits.

This course will focus on implementing developmentally appropriate teaching practices, classroom management techniques, successful motivational strategies, objectives, lesson plans, and innovative methods. In addition, students will be provided situations to assess professional goals, develop authentic assessment practices, and respond to the cultural, linguistic, and learning needs of all students.

EP-490. Clinical Experience I: Early Childhood and Elementary Settings. 1 Credit.

This course will provide clinical experiences in an elementary or early childhood settings and will provide students with the skills to become effective and caring teachers. (Sophomore year) 50 hours. Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

EP-491. Clinical Experience II: Early Childhood and Elementary Settings. 2 Credits.

This course will allow students to use their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and the role that families and communities play in the development of children. Students will be reflective practitioners as they work in the classroom to assess children's learning, incorporate effective classroom management plan and obtain resources for families, colleagues and administrators. (Junior year) 75 hours. Additional TK20 fee of $100. Prerequisites: ED-490 OR EP-490; Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.

EP-492. Clinical Practice I and Seminar Experience in Elementary, Middle and Secondary Settings. 3 Credits.

Clinical practice in an early childhood or elementary setting in order to provide students with the skills and dispositions necessary to become effective early childhood teachers and develop relationships with school colleagues, families and community. Students will provide learning activities that support cognitive, emotional and social development. They will design learning experiences that support culturally responsive teaching, plan and assess developmentally appropriate lessons and units. (100 hours) Additional TK20 fee of $100. Prerequisites: ED-491 OR EP-491.

EP-495. Clinical Practice II and Seminar Experience in Early Childhood. 8 Credits.

Students plan and implement developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive curriculum in an early childhood/elementary classroom which demonstrates their knowledge of child development and the role of the school community with regard to children's learning. Students implement the Core Curriculum Content Standard through an integrated curriculum. They use multiple strategies to assess learning and demonstrate effective classroom management. (450 hours) Additional TK20 fee of $100 and EDTPA fee of $300. Prerequisites: ED-492 OR EP-492.


EX Courses

EX-103. Principles and Foundations of Physical Education. 3 Credits.

An examination of the historical and philosophical development of physical education from ancient times to the present. To acquaint the student with physical education as a profession. Course Type(s): Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

EX-122. Nutrition in Health and Disease. 3 Credits.

Introduction to basic concepts and controversies of nutrition as related to health and disease. An analysis of nutrients, food choices, and human health. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

EX-255. Fitness and Wellness. 3 Credits.

This course helps students adopt and maintain behavior associated with an active and healthy lifestyle. Through lecture and exercise, students will learn behavioral patterns consistent with current knowledge in fitness and wellness.

EX-271. Concepts of Public Health. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Public Health Issues - public health laws, policy cycle, demographics, and epidemiological concepts and applications.

EX-310. Kinesiology. 3 Credits.

Application of facts and principles of anatomy and mechanics to the study of human motion, including the systematic approach to the analysis of motor skill activities.

EX-311. Biomechanics. 3 Credits.

The study of the laws of mechanics as they relate to physical movement, skill development, and athletic performance. Special attention is paid to the muscular, joint, and skeletal actions of the body and how they may impact performance.

EX-352. Exercise Physiology I. 3 Credits.

A study of the physiological effects of movement on the human body and the relationship existing among muscular, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems.

EX-353. Exercise Physiology II. 3 Credits.

The continued study of the physiological effects of movement on the human body and the relationships existing among muscular, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems. Course Type(s): Capstone,Writing Intensive.

EX-360. Sports Medicine. 3 Credits.

To teach students the basis of being a certified athletic trainer and includes injury recognition, prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and administration of athletic injuries.

EX-410. Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports. 3 Credits.

A hybrid values course that includes topics in policy development, labor movement in sports, collective bargaining in sports organizations, ethical dilemmas and implications. Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Core curriculum course.

EX-498. Internship in HEPE. 3 Credits.

Field Work experience in the areas of health and physical education.

EX-499. Internship. 3 Credits.

Field work experience in the areas of Sports Management and/or Health & Physical Education.

HE Courses

HE-122. Nutrition in Health and Disease. 3 Credits.

This course will explore a wealth of current information surrounding optimal nutrition and its association with disease prevention. Students will learn how to develop and implement a personal diet plan utilizing relevant nutritional recommendations and research for the enhancement of health and well-being.

HE-150. Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging. 3 Credits.

The investigation of the physiological age-related changes that occur in the later stages of life with a special emphasis on the necessary adaptations to exercise and nutrition.

HE-200. Complementary Therapies for Health, Wellness and Cognition. 3 Credits.

The course will cover the depth and breadth of research-supported information on optimizing health, well-being, cognition and quality of life through complementary therapies. We will cover the implementation of these complementary therapies in the business environment, education environment, mental health environment, and through the exercise science platform. Some of the modalities covered and practiced in this course include meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, mindfulness based stress reduction, stress management coping strategies, and age-related coping strategies for a lifetime.

HE-271. Concepts of Public Health. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Public Health Issues - public health laws, policy cycle, demographics, and epidemiological concepts and applications.

HE-295. Credited Internships. 3 Credits.

Co-operative education experience. Course Type(s): Independent Study.

HE-301. Technology in Health and Fitness. 3 Credits.

This class is a comprehensive introduction to technology in the physical education classroom, and health and fitness and sport-oriented facilities. It explores developmentally appropriate usage of educational technology in the home, school, and workplace as it relates to the development and maintenance of optimal health and fitness. Emphasis is on computer and Internet technologies. The course includes hands-on computer techniques, critical analysis of National Technology Standards, practical experience with curriculum design, and technology-driven exercise prescription.

HE-350. Human Sexuality in Health Education. 3 Credits.

An overview of human sexuality and behavior with special emphasis on health education.

HE-486. Current Issues in Health Education. 3 Credits.

To study relevant current health issues such as obesity, unhealthy dietary problems, apnea, tobacco use, alcohol, drugs, heart disease and cancer.

HE-498. Internship in HEPE. 3 Credits.

Field Work experience in the areas of health and physical education.

HE-499. Internship. 3 Credits.

Field work experience in the areas of Sports Management and/or Health & Physical Education.

PE Courses

PE-103. Principles and Foundations of Physical Education. 3 Credits.

An examination of the historical and philosophical development of physical education from ancient times to the present. To acquaint the student with physical education as a profession. Course Type(s): Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

PE-150. Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging. 3 Credits.

The investigation of the physiological age-related changes that occur in the later stages of life with a special emphasis on the necessary adaptations to exercise and nutrition.

PE-200. Adapted Physical Education for Special Needs Students. 3 Credits.

This course will provide an overview of adaptive physical education including an expanded definition, historical background, classifications and IEP development, assessment practices and teaching and instructional strategies for the special needs students.

PE-202. Fundamentals of Coaching. 3 Credits.

An overview of current coaching theory and practice with a special emphasis on the scientific literature depicting best practices and professionalism. In addition, course content will include pedagogy, ethics, the physiological and psychological aspects of athlete development and approaches to teaching technical and tactical skills. This course includes field experience and active learning modules.

PE-240. Teaching of Skills Activities I. 3 Credits.

A study of the basic principles, content, organization and curriculum for individual, dual and team activities for elementary school students. Includes methods and teaching strategies, program evaluation and peer teaching. Variable sport activities.

PE-241. Teaching of Skills Activities II. 3 Credits.

A study of basic principles, content, organization & curriculum for individual, dual & team activities for middle school and high school students. Includes methods and teaching strategies, program evaluation and peer teaching. Variable sports activities.

PE-250. Sport Communication. 3 Credits.

Media and public relations strategies in the sports industry are reviewed. Exposure to the use of web publications/multimedia and development. Prerequisites: SM-228.

PE-255. Fitness and Wellness. 3 Credits.

This course helps students adopt and maintain behavior associated with an active and healthy lifestyle. Through lecture and exercise, students will learn behavioral patterns consistent with current knowledge in fitness and wellness.

PE-295. Credited Internships. 3 Credits.

Co-operative education experience. Course Type(s): Independent Study.

PE-301. Technology in Health and Fitness. 3 Credits.

This class is a comprehensive introduction to technology in the physical education classroom, and health and fitness and sport-oriented facilities. It explores developmentally appropriate usage of educational technology in the home, school, and workplace as it relates to the development and maintenance of optimal health and fitness. Emphasis is on computer and Internet technologies. The course includes hands-on computer techniques, critical analysis of National Technology Standards, practical experience with curriculum design, and technology-driven exercise prescription.

PE-310. Kinesiology. 3 Credits.

Application of facts and principles of anatomy and mechanics to the study of human motion, including the systematic approach to the analysis of motor skill activities.

PE-311. Biomechanics. 3 Credits.

The study of the laws of mechanics as they relate to physical movement, skill development, and athletic performance. Special attention is paid to the muscular, joint, and skeletal actions of the body and how they may impact performance.

PE-350. Sport Facility Operation and Event Management. 3 Credits.

Planning, Organization and Operation of Sport Facilities and management of events.

PE-352. Exercise Physiology I. 3 Credits.

A study of the physiological effects of movement on the human body and the relationship existing among muscular, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems.

PE-353. Exercise Physiology II. 3 Credits.

The continued study of the physiological effects of movement on the human body and the relationships existing among muscular, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems. Course Type(s): Capstone,Writing Intensive.

PE-360. Sports Medicine. 3 Credits.

To teach students the basis of being a certified athletic trainer and includes injury recognition, prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and administration of athletic injuries.

PE-410. Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports. 3 Credits.

A hybrid values course that includes topics in policy development, labor movement in sports, collective bargaining in sports organizations, ethical dilemmas and implications. Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Core curriculum course.

PE-498. Internship in HEPE. 3 Credits.

Field Work experience in the areas of health and physical education.

PE-499. Internship. 3 Credits.

Field work experience in the areas of Sports Management and/or Health & Physical Education.