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EDU 101US TEACHING & LEARNING: A CRITICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE EDUCATION PROFESSION

EDU 202   EARLY FIELD EXPERIENCE

EDU 211D  MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

EDU 222   EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & CHILD DEVELOPMENT

EDU 223   EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

EDU 263   METHODS OF TEACHING GRAMMAR

EDU 290R  UNDERGRADUATE REASEARCH

EDU 291   SPECIAL TOPICS/EXPERIMENTAL COURSES

EDU 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

EDU 330   EMERGENT LITERACY  

EDU 331   LITERATURE & LITERACY FOR CHILDREN

EDU 370   INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO EDUCATION

EDU 382   ASSESSMENT,CURRIC,INSTRUCTION

EDU 395   PRACTICUM: 5-12

EDU 395   PRACTICUM: K-8

EDU 397   METHODS: K-8 HEALTH ENHANCEMENT

EDU 397R  METHODS: K-8 SOCIAL STUDIES

EDU 397   METHODS: K-8 SCIENCE

EDU 397   METHODS: K-8 ART 

EDU 397   METHODS: K-8 MATH 

EDU 397   METHODS: K-4 HEALTH ENHANCEMENT 

EDU 397   METHODS: K-8 MUSIC

EDU 401   INTRODUCTION LITERATURE LEADERSHIP EDUCATION

EDU 408   PROFESSIONAL ISSUES: 5-12

EDU 409   PROFESSIONAL ISSUES: K-8

EDU 422   EDUCATIONAL COMPUTING MANAGEMENT AND APPLICATION

EDU 431   TEACHING READING: 4-8

EDU 432   LITERATURE & LITERACY FOR YOUNG ADULTS

EDU 438   LITERACY ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS & INSTRUCTION

EDU 440   STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCED LEARNING

EDU 443   EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE

EDU 446   TEACHING THE PRIMARY GRADES

EDU 470   ADVANCED EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

EDU 471   MEDIA DESIGN: DYNAMIC CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS

EDU 480   EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

EDU 481   LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

EDU 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

EDU 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

EDU 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

EDU 493   STUDY ABROAD

EDU 494   SEMINAR: LAB SAFETY

EDU 495   STUDENT TEACHING: 5-12

EDU 495   STUDENT TEACHING: K-8

EDU 496   METHODS: K-12 MODERN LANGUAGE

EDU 497   METHODS: AG AND TECH ED

EDU 497   METHODS: 5-12 ART

EDU 497   METHODS: 5-12 ENGLISH

EDU 497   METHODS: 5-12 SOCIAL STUDIES

EDU 497   METHODS: FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

EDU 497   METHODS: 9-12 MATHEMATICS

EDU 497   METHODS: 5-12 HEALTH ENHANCEMENT

EDU 497   METHODS: 5-12 SCIENCE

EDU 497R  METHODS: 5-8 MATHEMATICS

EDU 498   INTERNSHIP


EDU 101US TEACHING & LEARNING: A CRITICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE EDUCATION PROFESSION
F 3 cr. Seminar 3
-- This course is an introduction to the profession of public school teaching. Topics treated include the nature of knowledge, the development of public education, the training of teachers, the nature of schools today, education policy, and society's expectations of schools.

EDU 202 EARLY FIELD EXPERIENCE
F,S 1 cr. LAB 1
-- Students will explore the profession of teaching by attending an orientation, conducting in-school observations and interviews, recording personal reflections in a portfolio, and participating in two seminar sessions to debrief/discuss their experiences.

EDU 211D MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore Standing.
-- Examination of the school-society relationship in the United States and of the many issues and variables embedded in this relationship, including equal opportunity, human diversity, ideology, politics and social change. Foundational perspectives (historical, political, social, and policy) will be explored.

EDU 222 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT CHILD DEVELOPMENT
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Human growth and psychological development of school age students, to include physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development within an educational, familial, and societal context.

EDU 223 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- An examination of theory and research related to the development, learning and motivation of middle and high school students. Implications for effective classroom teaching will be identified throughout the course.

EDU 263 METHODS OF TEACHING GRAMMAR
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- This course explores the structure and function of the English language. In particular, study of grammar including the eight parts of speech, types of phrases and clauses, sentence structure and fluency, word usage, and other language conventions will be addressed.

EDU 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EDU 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EDU 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore Standing.
-- Examination of the school-society relationship in the United States and of the many issues and variables embedded in this relationship, including equal opportunity, human diversity, ideology, politics and social change. Foundational perspectives (historical, political, social, and policy) will be explored.

EDU 321 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY LAB
F,S,Su 1 cr. LAB 1
CO-REQUISITE: EDU 370.
-- This course provides pre-service teachers with opportunities to develop and practice the skills needed to effectively integrate technology into teaching to enhance student learning. Students will produce and evaluate a wide array of educational technology resources for classroom use.

EDU 330 EMERGENT LITERACY
F,S,Su alternate years, to be offered even years 4 cr. LEC 4
PREREQUISITE: EDU 331, EDU 382, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- Current theory concerning emergent literacy and developmentally appropriate classroom practices. Emphasis is on a balanced approach which includes phonics and other cue systems, use of authentic children's literature, and use of programmed reading materials.

EDU 331 LITERATURE & LITERACY FOR CHILDREN
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 222 or EDU 223 and junior standing.
-- A survey of children's books with an emphasis on their use in K-8 classrooms. Introduces the history and current genres of children's literature, selection criteria, award-winning books, and strategies for sharing books with students.

EDU 370 INTERGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO EDUCATION
F,S,Su 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 222 or EDU 223.
-- Exploration of technology use in society and effects on teaching and learning. Includes strategies for developing technology-rich curriculum and techniques for enhancing learning through integration of technology and 21 century skills.

EDU 382 ASSESSMENT,CURRIC,INSTRUCTION
F,S,Su 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 222 or EDU 223.
COREQUISITE: EDU 222 or EDU 223.
-- Fundamental concepts of differentiated educational assessment for classroom teachers including the alignment of assessment to curriculum standards and essential understandings, quality of assessment, principles of item construction, evaluation of student responses, interpretation of results, and improvement of techniques.

EDU 395 PRACTICUM: 5-12
F,S,Su 1-3 cr. LAB 1-3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- Students will be assigned to school classrooms to observe children, teachers, and teaching strategies. Students will teach lessons in subject areas corresponding to the methods classes in which they are currently enrolled.

EDU 395 PRACTICUM: K-8
F, S 1-3 cr. LAB 1-3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382 and good standing in Teacher Education program.
COREQUISITE: Methods course in teaching major.
-- Students will be assigned to school classrooms to observe children, teachers, and teaching strategies, and to serve as teacher aids. Students will teach lessons in the subject area corresponding to the methods class in which they are currently enrolled (45 contact hours required).

EDU 397 METHODS: K-8 HEALTH ENHANCEMENT
F,S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
-- The class is designed to provide the elementary education student with a conceptual understanding of school-age health enhancement (health and physical education), to include relationships between movement concepts and skill analysis, the ten comprehensive school health areas, and health-related behaviors.

EDU 397R METHODS: K-8 SOCIAL STUDIES
F,S,Su alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Completion of social science core including PSCI 210, one additional restricted social science elective course, and good standing in the Teacher Education Program.
-- Identification of goals, objectives, and instructional strategies for elementary social studies.

EDU 397 METHODS: K-8 SCIENCE
F,S,Su alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382 and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- This course focuses upon methods of teaching science inquiry skills, content, and attitudes in the elementary classroom.

EDU 397 METHODS: K-8 ART
F,S,Su alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- Experiences which enhance student understanding of how children make art, appreciate historical aspects of art, and construct their place in a social world. Students explore these concerns through studio experiences, readings, written reports, and locating and gathering resources for teaching art.

EDU 397 METHODS: K-8 MATH
F,S,Su alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, M 131, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- M methods and materials for the prospective elementary teacher. Classroom organization, operation, management, applied technology, evaluation, and current theory.

EDU 397 METHODS: K-4 HEALTH ENHANCEMENT
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- The theoretical and practical aspects of teaching health enhancement in the elementary schools.

EDU 397 METHODS: K-8 MUSIC
F,S,Su alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- Improving musical skills to incorporate methods of integrating music into the elementary classroom through signing, listening, instrument playing, creating, and movement in order to further the goals and standards of the elementary music program as well as the general elementary curriculum.

EDU 401 INTRODUCTION LITERATURE EDUCATION
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 370, EDU 331 and EDU 330 or EDU 431 or consent of instructor.
-- This course will introduce students to the role and responsibilities of reading specialists in the professional school setting. Topics include collaborating with colleagues, parents, and the community, current practice in literacy professional development, and reading policy.

EDU 408 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES: 5-12
F,S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, completion of all EDSD special methods courses, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 495.
-- Senior capstone course. Role of the teacher in the contemporary secondary school. Overview of salient issues to include applied evaluation, classroom management and discipline, cooperative learning, law, contracts, certification, professional organizations, ethics, resume, job seeking, and professionalism.

EDU 409 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES: K-8
F,S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, completion of all required EDEL methods courses, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 495.
-- Senior capstone course. Review the role of teachers and elementary school; school law; teacher contracts; certification; professional organizations; ethics; job seeking; job success; cooperative learning; and other critical issues for elementary education majors.

EDU 422 EDUCATIONAL COMPUTING
F,S 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: EDU 370.
-- A flexible format that allows the student to select hands-on learning modules based on student need and interest in educational technology and 21st century skills.

EDU 431 TEACHING READING:4-8
F,S,Su alternate years, to be offered odd years 4 cr. LEC 4
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, EDU 331, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- Current theory and practice addressing literacy instruction in grades 4-8, with special emphasis on middle school. Topics include reading strategies, the writing process, and workshop approaches to literacy.

EDU 432 LITERATURE & LITERACY FOR YOUNG ADULTS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 331
-- Survey of materials for young adult readers. Includes literary analysis, pedagogy, electronic resources, and motivational strategies.

EDU 438 LITERACY ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 330 or EDU 431.
-- Current theory and techniques in literacy assessment and individualization. Emphasis will be on specific instructional strategies that focus on independence in reading and writing. A practicum is included.

EDU 440 STRATEGIES FOR ADVANCED LEARNING
S 3 cr. LEC 1 RCT 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 370.
--Exploring the benefits of technology to maximize student learning and strategies for development of standards-based technology integration to promote 21st century skills. Includes an Action Research component and classroom practice.

EDU 443 EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE
F,S,Su 1 cr. RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 401, good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- An introduction to the models of various management and discipline techniques. General control issues and problems associated with the teaching practicum will also be explored and discussed.

EDU 446 TEACHING THE PRIMARY GRADES
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 222, and either HDCF 150 or PSYX 100.
-- Preparing teachers to teach kindergarten and the primary grades one through three. Understanding of the characteristics of the age-level child; establishing curriculum methods, materials, learning environments, and activities for teaching; and investigation of the relevant subject areas.

EDU 470 ADVANCED EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
-- Hands on experiences in the production of advanced instructional media materials. Emphasis on exploration of techniques using current and cutting edge technologies. Appropriate for media specialists, teachers, trainers and communicators interested in using the new technology tools.

EDU 471 MEDIA DESIGN: DYNAMIC CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
-- To construct effective documents and classroom displays utilizing various materials, desktop publishing, and graphic design techniques. Excellent for those in education, library media, marketing, engineering, graphic design, and others requiring professional visual presentations.

EDU 480 EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
F,S,Su 1 cr. RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- An introduction to instructional planning (lesson and unit planning,) classroom management and organization, and working with parents. General teaching issues and problems associated with the teaching practicum will also be explored and discussed.

EDU 481 LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: EDU 330 or EDU 431
-- Techniques, materials, organizations, and theory in teaching effective reading skills in all content fields, grades 5-12.

EDU 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EDU 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EDU 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EDU 493 STUDY ABROAD
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

EDU 494 SEMINAR: LAB SAFETY
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

EDU 495 STUDENT TEACHING: 5-12
F,S,Su 5 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, completion of all required EDSD special methods courses, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 408.
-- Observation and teaching in a classroom setting; preparation and delivery of lesson plans. The student teaching experience will occur under the supervision of experienced teachers and MSU staff supervisors. Observational participation at grades five and/or six also takes place.

EDU 495 STUDENT TEACHING: K-8
F,S,Su 5 - 12 cr. IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, completion of all required EDU methods courses, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 409.
-- Observation and teaching in a classroom setting; preparation and delivery of lesson plans. The student teaching experience will occur under the supervision of experienced teachers and MSU staff supervisors.

EDU 496 METHODS: K-12 MODERN LANGUAGE
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, 20 or more credits in subject area, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 395 (for Teaching majors in this subject)
-- Provides prospective foreign language instructors with a practical and theoretical foundation for planning (including lesson/unit), implementing teaching, and evaluating programs and learning for levels K-12. Content reading skills are also addressed. Includes classroom paraprofessional experience for majors only.

EDU 497 METHODS: AG & TECH ED
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, 20 or more credits in subject area and good standing in Teacher Education program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 395(for teaching majors in this subject).
-- Problem solving approach to planning (including lesson/unit), teaching and evaluating vocational and technology education at the middle and secondary school levels. Content area reading will be investigated. Includes classroom paraprofessional experience.

EDU 497 METHODS: 5-12
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, 20 or more credits in subject area and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 395 (for teaching majors in this subject).
-- Emphasizes the teacher-artist as the essential resource for art experiences in the schools. Readings and written assignments, exploring curriculum content and program implementation, media, resources, content reading, lesson/unit planning and evaluation issues in art education. Includes classroom paraprofessional experience.

EDU 497 METHODS: 5-12 ENGLISH
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, 20 or more credits in subject area and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 395(for teaching majors in this subject).
-- Teaching strategies, methods and materials for planning (including lesson/unit); implementing evaluating language arts instruction. Includes components on course design, writing, reading, literature, speaking and media instruction, and professional development. Includes classroom paraprofessional experience.

EDU 497 METHODS: 5-12 SOCIAL STUDIES
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, 20 or more credits in subject area, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 395 (for teaching majors in this subject).
-- Curriculum, materials, procedures and content reading for planning (including lesson/unit), implementing, teaching, and evaluating social studies programs in secondary schools. Includes classroom paraprofessional experience.

EDU 497 METHODS: FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, 20 or more credits in subject area, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 395 (for teaching majors in this subject).
-- Teaching strategies, methods, materials, and content reading for planning (including lesson/unit); implementing and evaluating family and consumer science programs. Includes classroom paraprofessional experience.

EDU 497 METHODS: 9-12 MATHEMATICS
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, 20 or more credits in subject area, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 395 (for teaching majors in this subject).
-- Effective techniques in presenting materials, and planning class activities (including lesson/unit). Methods of teaching and evaluating algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability/statistics; application of current mathematics education research and reading in the content area of mathematics. Includes classroom paraprofessional experience.

EDU 497 METHODS: 5-12 HEALTH ENHANCEMENT
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, 20 or more credits in subject area, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- Developing pedagogical content knowledge by focusing on research based instructional strategies, methods, materials, and content reading for planning, implementing, and evaluating health enhancement lessons, units, and programs in secondary schools. Includes classroom paraprofessional experience.

EDU 497 METHODS: 5-12 SCIENCE
F,S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, 20 or more credits in subject area, and admission to the Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: EDU 395 (for teaching majors in this subject).
COREQUISITE: For science majors
-- Focuses on methods of planning (including lesson/unit), teaching, and evaluating science inquiry skills, content, attitudes, and safety in the secondary classroom.

EDU 497R METHODS: 5-8 MATHEMATICS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, 20 or more credits in subject area, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
-- Effective techniques in presenting materials, planning class activities, and creating good learning experiences. Methods of teaching and evaluating arithmetic, remedial mathematics, basic geometry, introductory algebra, and reading/writing mathematics.

EDU 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2-5 cr. IND Maximum 5 cr.
PREREQUISITE: EDU 382, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment with a professional agency to provide a guided field experience.

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