School of Education

Education Courses

All the courses we offer ranging from undergraduate through graduate level are listed below. If you are interested in taking a course as an Honors Option, see your advisor for details.

Education Foundations

EDUC-W200 Using Computers in Education (1-3 cr)

Required of all students pursuing teacher certification. Introduction to instructional computing and educational computing literature. Hands-on experience with educational software, utility packages, and commonly used microcomputer hardware.

Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-F205 Study of Educ. & Prac. of Teaching (3 cr)

Contact your advisor for a course description

EDUC-P250 General Educational Psychology (4 cr)

The study and application of psychological concepts and principles as related to the teaching-learning process, introduction to classroom management, measurement/ evaluation, and disability awareness.

EDUC-P254 Educational Psychology for Teachers of All Grades (3 cr)

This course will examine the application of psychological concepts to school learning and teaching in the perspective of development from childhood through adolescence. An examination of developmental factors, theories of learning and student motivation will be presented.

EDUC-Q200 Basic Science Skills (3 cr)

Course provides the elementary education major with a background in the science process skills needed to complete required science courses.

Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-M300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society (3 cr)

This course introduces you to teaching as a profession. You will focus upon the “self as teacher,” learning styles, cultural pluralism, and classroom teaching strategies which respond positively to the personal and ethnic diversity of the learner.

Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-F203 Topical Exploration in Education (1-3 cr)

A one-semester course on a particular topic, established at the request of a faculty member. Applies only as elective credit. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Professional Education Courses

EDUC-E337 Classroom Learning Environments (3 cr)

This course focuses on the curriculum aspects of early childhood programs designed to meet ethnic and cultural differences and on planning, utilizing, and evaluating learning environments. Selection of materials, activities, and the acquisition of skills for using these to stimulate children's development are the major focuses.

EDUC-M324 Teaching about the Arts (1-3 cr)

Introduction to importance of the arts in elementary school curriculum. You are given a foundation of methods and materials in art and music that will enable you to integrate the arts into the general curriculum, supplement art lessons given by school art specialists, and encourage student discussion and understanding of art and music in the world today.

Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-E301 Emergent Literacy (3 cr)

Reflecting recent research in emergent literacy, this course focuses on how reading and writing emerge from early childhood through early second grade. Methods of developmentally- appropriate instruction and assessment of language and literacy development in very young children (grades K-2) are emphasized.

EDUC-K305 Teaching the Exceptional Learning in the Elementary School (3 cr)

Knowledge, attitudes, and skills basic to the education of exceptional learners (students who are handicapped as well as gifted and talented) in the regular elementary classroom. Topics include historical and international perspectives, the law and public policy, profiling the exceptional learner, a responsive curriculum, teaching and management strategies, teachers as persons and professionals.

EDUC-K306 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Secondary Classrooms (3 cr)

Includes an overview of the skills and knowledge necessary for effective instruction of students with disabilities in inclusive secondary programs.

Methods

EDUC-M311 General Methods for Kindergarten / Elementary Teachers (1-3 cr)

Explores elementary school learning environments in which teachers plan classroom organization and management, curriculum, and evaluation to meet the needs of individual pupils, as well as examines the legal rights and responsibilities of teachers.

Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-E328 Science in Elementary Schools (3 cr)

The focus of this course will be on developing teacher competencies in writing performance objectives, questionasking, evaluating, and sequencing. These competencies will reveal themselves in the preparation and development of science activities and the teaching strategies involved in presenting those activities to elementary school children. Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-E339 Methods of Teaching Lang. Arts (3 cr)

This course appraises the materials, methods, and techniques employed in an elementary school developmental language arts and reading program. EDUC-E339 is to be taken before EDUC-E340 and EDUC-E341. Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-E340 Methods of Teaching Reading I (3 cr)

This course describes and appraises the methods, materials, and techniques employed in diagnosing learning problems in elementary language arts and reading programs. Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-E325 Social Studies in Elem. Schools (3 cr)

Emphasizes the development of objectives, teaching strategies, and evaluation procedures that facilitate the social learnings of young children. Special attention given to concept learning, inquiry, decision making and value analysis. Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-E341 Methods of Teaching Reading II (3 cr)

This course describes and appraises the materials, methods, and techniques employed in corrective instruction in elementary language arts and reading programs. Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-E343 Mathematics in Elem. Schools (3 cr)

Emphasizes the developmental nature of the arithmetic process and its place as an effective tool in the experiences of the elementary school child. Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-M201 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr)

Laboratory or field experience for sophomores (may be repeated).

EDUC-M301 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr)

Laboratory or field experience for sophomores and juniors (may be repeated).

Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-M314 General Methods for SH / JH / MS Teachers (3 cr)

Study covers individualized and interdisciplinary learning methods, measurement and evaluation, teaching and curriculum development, and organization of the SH/JH/MS.

Offered spring semesters.

EDUC-M401 Laboratory/Field Experience (0-3 cr)

Laboratory or field experience for juniors or seniors (may be repeated).

EDUC-M420 Capstone Seminar (2-3 cr)

Co-requisite with Student Teaching. Meets one evening per week to prepare pre-service teachers for their profession in education. Offered fall for elementary only. Offered spring for elementary and secondary.

EDUC-M425 Student Teaching: Elem. (10-16 cr)

Full-time supervised student teaching for at least 10 continuous weeks in grades 1-6 of an accredited elementary school in the state of Indiana, unless the integral program includes student teaching in an approved out-of-state site. Grade: S or F.

Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-M441 Methods of Teaching SH / JH / MS Social Studies (2-4 cr)

Includes consideration of philosophical and psychological perspectives, development and practice of skills and techniques, selection of content and materials, and evaluation of student and teaching performance.

Offered fall semesters.

EDUC-M446 Methods of Teaching SH / JH / MS Science (1-5 cr)

Methods, techniques, content, and material applicable to the teaching of science in the SH/JH/MS. Designed for students who plan to teach biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, or physics in SH/JH/MS.

Offered fall semesters.

EDUC-M452 Methods of Teaching SH / JH / MS English (1-5 cr)

Methods, techniques, content, and material applicable to the teaching of English in the SH/JH/MS.

Offered fall semesters.

EDUC-M457 Methods of Teaching SH / JH / MS Mathematics (2-4 cr)

Methods, techniques, content, and materials applicable to the teaching of mathematics in the SH/JH/MS.

Offered fall semesters.

EDUC-M464 Methods of Teaching Reading (3 cr)

Curriculum, methods, and materials for teaching students to read more effectively.

Offered fall semesters.

EDUC-M470 Practicum (3-8 cr)

Teaching or experience under the direction of an identified supervising teacher, with the university providing supervision in the endorsement or minor area and at the level appropriate to the area and in an accredited school within the state of Indiana, unless the integral program includes experience in an approved and accredited out-of-state site. The practicum may be full or part-time, but in every instance the amount of credit granted will be commensurate with the amount of time spent in the instructional setting. Grade: S or F.

Offered fall and spring semesters.

EDUC-M480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (1-16 cr)

Full-time supervised student teaching for at least 10 continuous weeks in your major certification area in a senior high, junior high, or middle school within the state of Indiana, unless the integral program includes student teaching in an approved out-of-state site. May include a portion of the time in your minor certification area. Grade: S or F.

Offered spring semester.

Minor Courses

English as a New Language Minor Courses

EDUC-L403 Assessment Literacy for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (3 cr)

Define assessment literacy for working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Topics include the assessment process, curriculum design, backwards planning, ongoing, traditional, and alternative classroom assessment, high stakes testing, language proficiency testing, and principles of designing useful, meaningful, and equitable classroom assessments for and of learning.

EDUC-L441 Bilingual Education: Introduction (3 cr)

B-I Introduction to the development of bilingual/bicultural education in the United States—its antecedents, rationale, theories. Comparison of existing bilingual/bicultural programs

Reading Minor Courses

EDUC-X400 Diagnostic Teaching of Reading in the Classroom (3 cr)

Diagnosis of reading difficulties and solutions to problems through research, conference, and practice in the use of materials and equipment.

EDUC-X401 Critical Reading in the Content Area (1-3 cr)

Aids elementary and secondary teachers in the development of instructional strategies that assist students in the comprehension, critical analysis, and integration of ideas presented in print material of various subject matter areas.

Offered periodically.

EDUC-F401 Summer Reading Clinic (3 cr)

Community Literacy Experience. This course explores various topics of relevance to the teaching of literacy within one’s community. Students will help to plan and implement a needsbased reading experience for children in their community.

Summer only.

EDUC-L400 Instructional Iss in Lang Ed (3 cr)

This course reviews the principles and current instructional issues related to learning a first or a second language. Besides the general issues of effects of the environment, developmental stages, and basic instructional methodologies, relationships among reading education, English education, and second language education will be explored.

EDUC-L436 Methods and Materials for Learning ESL (3 cr)

This course is designed to promote understanding of current policies and practices for teaching English as a new language. Theories, methods, materials, and issues in the field of ESL are covered as they relate to the teaching of literacy for nonnative speakers of English.

Mild Intervention Minor Courses

EDUC-K307 Special Needs Methods (3 cr)

This course prepares future teachers to work with students with diverse abilities in inclusive settings. Participants learn to use learning modalities, varied rates, and complexity of instruction, and to make use of individual interests and preferences. Additionally, differentiating, and/or individualizing instruction for all learners and developing classroom management skills are emphasized.

EDUC-K343 Educ of Socially and Emotionally Distrubed 1 (3 cr)

A basic survey of classroom management theory addressing needs of students with troubling behavior through tiered systems of support. Emphasis is on identification/support for behavioral indicators seen as predicting special education evaluation. Course material aligns with IDEA emphasis to lower special education referrals; particularly social stereotypes leading to over-representation.

EDUC-K352 Education of Students with Learning Disorders (2 cr)

Educational programs for optimum growth and development of educable mentally retarded and learning disabled children. Study and observation of curriculum content, organization of special schools and classes, and teaching methods and materials.

EDUC-K410 Issues in Special Education: Mild and Moderate Intellectual Disabilities

Provides students with an overview of current movement in the field of special education. Major emphasis is on application and implication of principles mandated by P.L. 94-142 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

EDUC-K495 Laboratory/Field Experiences in Special Education

Provides the student with a field-based, supervised experience with individuals with severe handicaps. It allows the opportunity to interact within school/ work/community settings on a daily basis (three hours/day, five days/week). Specific assignments, which are mutually agreed upon between student, cooperating teacher, and practicum supervisor, are also required.

Early Childhood Education Minor Courses

EDUC-E335 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 cr)

This course has a dual focus. The first involves an overview of the field including an historic perspective, program models, goals of early childhood education, and professional organizations. The second emphasizes the study of observation skills, the characteristics of young children, teacher-child interaction, and classroom management skills. Offered fall only.

EDUC-E336 Play as Development (3 cr)

Includes theories on development of play and how it can be guided. Shows how children use play to develop individually; to understand the physical, social, and cognitive environment; and to develop physical and motor skills and creative ability. Includes a section on selection and construction of play materials. Offered fall only

EDUC-E338 The Early Childhood Educator (3 cr)

Includes role of the teacher as a professional educator, including professional responsibilities, legal rights and responsibilities of teachers and students, schools and community relations, and involvement in professional organizations. A major emphasis is on parent involvement and parent education. Offered fall only

EDUC-E351 Foundations of Early Care & Education (3 cr)

Students will examine how historical, social and political factors influence the growth, development, and learning of the pre-school/kindergarten child. They will examine how these factors influence the pre-school/kindergarten child’s educational experiences and how programs should be designed to address the needs of all children. Field experience required. Offered spring semesters only.

EDUC-E352 Teaching and Learning Children Ages 3-5 (3 cr)

This course engages students in the development, implementation, and assessment of curricula for all children ages 3-5 years. Content areas of mathematics, social studies, sciences, literacy, and art will be emphasized. Field experience required. Offered summer only

Physical Education Minor Courses

HPER-P140 Foundations of Physical Education (2 cr)

Introduction to kinesiology as a discipline and physical education as a subdiscipline for students interested in teaching physical education. Historical and philosophical perspectives on the teaching of physical education as a profession.

HPER-P141 Fundamentals of Human Movement (3 cr)

Introduction to identification, analysis, and evaluation of fundamental motor patterns, progressions in skill development, and skills for effective teaching. Analysis, evaluation, and development of personal movement and sport skills.

HPER-P205 Structural Kinesiology (3 cr)

Overview of basic human body structures and functions appropriate for beginning students in physical education. Fundamental concepts concerning the interaction of biological and mechanical aspects of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular structures. Emphasis on practical application to study and teaching of skilled human movement.

HPER-P214 Basics of Teaching Physical Education (3 cr)

Introduction to teaching methods in physical education including writing goals, objectives, and lesson plans; peer teaching; self-evaluation of teaching; teaching and learning styles; skill analysis; and assessment. Includes observation and teaching experiences.

HPER-P280 Principles of Athletic Training and Emergency Care (2 cr)

An introduction to the principles of injury prevention through proper application of current training techniques. Lecture and demonstration of emergency measures will allow the student to develop techniques to treat basic training injuries which may include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, and spinal injuries. Skill training in bandaging, taping, and splinting techniques.

HPER-P290 Movement Experiences for Preschool and Elementary School Children (3 cr)

Provides you with knowledge of potential outcomes of preschool and elementary school motor-development programs, of how to implement such programs, and of appropriate movement experiences for young children. Also provides the student with opportunities for observing and teaching young children in a structured gymnasium setting.

Offered spring and summer

HPER-P398 Adapted Physical Education (3 cr)

Study of conditions that require physical education programs to be adapted to the special needs of individuals. Principles and practices in the application of exercise and activities for persons with specific disabling conditions.

HPER-P405 Introduction to Coaching Psychology (3 cr)

An overview of the field, including psychological aspects of sport performance, coaching, and the relationship of exercise with mental health. Various theoretical orientations will be addressed with an emphasis on empirical research.

HPER-P409 Exercise Physiology (3 cr)

A survey of human physiology parameters as related to physical exercise and work and the development of physiological fitness factors. Physiological foundations will be considered. Not available for graduate credit

Elementary Education Math Minor Courses

See your advisor for course list.

Other Courses

EDUC-E449 Trade Books & Classroom Teacher (3 cr)

Emphasis on the use of trade books for teaching language arts and reading, K-8. Historical and contemporary literature will be used to examine objectives and techniques of instruction.

EDUC-N102 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3 cr)

Required for Elementary Education Majors. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a diverse foundation in the following topics: The Real Number System, Proportional Reasoning, Elementary Combinatorics, Probability, and Statistics.

EDUC-P320 Classroom Assessment (2 cr)

The purpose of this course is build a foundation for understanding the nature, purpose, and philosophies that drive assessment in schools. In order to meet the educational needs of the 21st century, systemic restructuring must take place in assessment practices. Thus, the predominant goal of Classroom Assessment is to ensure careful, introspective, analytical thought concerning issues related to best practices in this area of education. The meaning of being a reflective educator in a pluralistic society will also be a major focus of this class.

EDUC-X165 Advanced Reading Comprehension (1 cr)

This course presents skills that are needed to become a more efficient and effective reader, increase reading rate and improve comprehension. Students will learn to gain conscious control of the reading process and adjust their reading rate based on purpose and the demands of text

EDUC-X175 Advanced Test Taking (1 cr)

This course prepares students for the standardized tests required by professional and graduate programs. Both general and test-specific strategies are covered in a workshop format. Students experience a full-length practice exam(s) and develop individual study plans for systematic improvement of needed test-specific skills. (1 credit hour, graded course)

NOTE: The course is designed for students preparing for the CASA exam.

EDUC-X185 Grammar Essentials (1 cr)

This course provides students with the skills needed to demonstrate a command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage and mechanics at both the sentence and paragraph levels. The course is ideal for students who want to update and improve their grammar skills.

Graduate Courses

EDUC-A510 School Community Relations (3 cr)

This course investigates characteristics of the community school, including the multicultural quality of the community. It also explores adapting the educational program to community needs, using the community resources in instruction, and planning school-community relations programs.

EDUC-E501 Emergent Literacy (3 cr)

Reflecting recent research in emergent literacy, this course focuses on how reading and writing emerge from early childhood through early second grade. Methods of developmentally- appropriate instruction and assessment of language and literacy development in very young children (grades K-2) are emphasized.

EDUC-E506 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (3 cr)

This course focuses on the curriculum aspects of early childhood programs designed to meet ethnic and cultural differences and on planning, utilizing, and evaluating learning environments. Selection of materials, activities, and the acquisition of skills for using these to stimulate children's development are the major focuses.

EDUC-E523 Math Methods (2 cr)

This course focuses on the pedagogy of math instruction at the elementary level. This course is a component of the elementary T2T program.

EDUC-E535 Elementary School Curriculum (3 cr)

This course focuses on the development and planning of curriculum at the elementary level. This course is a component of the elementary education T2T program.

EDUC-E555 Human Diversity in Education (3 cr)

This course focuses on the examination of education and teaching from a social foundations and multicultural perspective. This course is a component of the secondary T2T program.

EDUC-E590 Culminating Research Component (3 cr)

This course serves as the culminating research project class for students enrolled in the M.S. program.

EDUC-H538 Critical Thinking and Education (3 cr)

A philosophical examination of the role of education in fostering the development of critical-creative thinking with an emphasis on 1) techniques of reasoning; 2) methods of logical appraisal, formal versus informal; and 3) application in the classroom.

EDUC-J538 Internship/Field Placement (1-3 cr)

This course places the student in schools for their field placement and student teaching. Number of credits taken depend on the program. This is a component of the T2T program.

EDUC-J655 Seminar in Multicultural and Global Education (3 cr)

Examines major concepts, theoretical frameworks and educational responses associated with multicultural/global education. Designed to heighten cross-cultural awareness and explore the concept of a unified approach to multicultural/global education within various academic disciplines.

EDUC-K500 Topical Workshop in Special Education: variable title (3 cr)

Intensive study of such selected topics as language development for exceptional children, the disadvantaged child, and behavior modification for exceptional children.

EDUC-K505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students (3 cr)

Basic special education principles for graduate students with no previous course work in special education. Students cannot receive credit for both EDUC-K205 and EDUC-K505.

EDUC-K510 Assistive Technology in Special Education (2 cr)

This course is designed to provide an overview of various types of assistive technology which can benefit students with disabilities. How to best match students’ needs with assistive technology and how to provide assistive technology as an accommodation in students’ IEPs will also be investigated.

EDUC-K520 Survey of Behavior Disorders (3 cr)

An advanced survey of the literature related to behaviorally disordered/emotionally disturbed children including historical information, theoretical approaches, characteristics, and issues.

EDUC-K525 Survey of Mild Handicaps (3 cr)

An advanced survey of the literature relating to mild handicaps, including historical foundations, definitions, and current issues facing workers in the field.

EDUC-K535 Assessment/Remediation of Mildly Handicapped I (3 cr)

Permission of instructor. This course focuses on the collection and use of formal and informal assessment information for designing the content of individual educational plans for handicapped children in various academic areas such as reading and mathematics.

EDUC-K563 Diagnosis and Remediation of Learning Disabilities (3 cr)

This course is designed to promote understanding of what constitutes a learning disability, how classroom teachers can accommodate, adapt and modify assignments to meet the needs of students with special needs, and what the presence of a learning disability means for identified students, their families, and their teachers. Causes of learning disabilities, the development of students with learning disabilities, assessment of learning disabilities, and planning appropriate instruction and behavior interventions for students with learning disabilities will be addressed.

EDUC-K565 Collaboration and Service Delivery (2 cr)

This course is designed to strengthen educators’ understanding of team teaching or co-teaching by exploring various models of team approaches. Of specific focus will be the variety of inclusion models which can be implemented in the classroom along with the drawbacks and benefits of each.

EDUC-F500 Independent Study (3 cr)

Students will work with the special education faculty to design and implement a research-based classroom experience where they focus on applying research-based instructional strategies to smaller groups or single student needs.

EDUC-K590 Ind. Study in Special Education (1-3 cr)

A one- or two-page written proposal should be submitted to the instructor during the first week of the term specifying the scope of the project, project activities, meeting times, completion date, and student products. Ordinarily, EDUC-K590 should not be used for the study of material taught in a regularly scheduled course.

  • Prerequisite: Individual research or study with a Special Education faculty member, arranged in advance of registration.

EDUC-K595 Practicum in Special Education: variable title (1-6 cr)

Provides for closely supervised field experience in various areas of special education.

  • Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EDUC-L500 Instructional Issuses in Language Learning (3 cr)

Reviews the principles and current instructional issues related to learning a first or a second language. Besides the general issues of effects of the environment, developmental stages, and basic instructional methodologies, relationships among reading education, English education, and second language education will be explored. SPRING beginning 2012

EDUC-L501 Critical Reading in the Content Area (1-3 cr)

In today's challenging, technologically-driven world, the improvement of student literacy across the curriculum is vital. This class will address strategies which will aid teachers in improving and promoting deeper understanding of texts across grade levels and content areas. Reaching diverse and striving learners will be emphasized. Assessment will be discussed and strategies to raise scores on high-stakes testing will be presented. Teachers will have the opportunity to broaden their perspective on literacy issues by participation in professional conversations that cross grade, departmental, school, and district boundaries. Summer beginning 2012

EDUC-L504 Identifying and Working with Learner Literacy Difficulties (3 cr)

An in-depth study of available literacy assessments will be addressed. Students will assess and diagnose literacy difficulties of children, analyze the results, and enact solutions using research, conferences, and strategies. It specifically emphasizes on-going assessment as a part of the teaching process as well as techniques effective with at risk literacy learners. Spring beginning 2012

EDUC-L516 Advanced Study in the Teaching of English/Language Arts (3 cr)

The study of current trends, issues, theories, and research in teaching and learning English/language arts is the focus of this course. This course explores language, composition, literature and media education, focuses on integrating language arts, developing multicultural curricula, and engaging students in meaningful inquiry, facilitating student responsibility for themselves and their world. Fall beginning 2012

EDUC-L519 Fundamentals of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3 cr)

An in-depth study of available literacy methods will be addressed. It specifically emphasizes on-going assessment as a part of the teaching process as well as techniques effective with at risk literacy learners. This course is a component of the T2T program. Fall beginning 2012

EDUC-L525 Practicum in Language Education (1-4 cr)

This course is a supervised application of language and literacy teaching methods. There will be special emphasis on setting up effective learning environments, selecting materials, designing instruction, monitoring student growth, adjusting instruction based upon student performance, and communicating with other professionals. FALL beginning 2012

EDUC-L530 Topical Exploration in Education (0-3 cr)

Community Literacy Experience. This course explores various topics of relevance to the teaching of literacy within one's community. Students will help to plan and implement a needs-based reading experience for children in their community. Summer beginning 2012

Revamping your Writing Instruction (3 cr)

Launch your writer's workshop with strategies that jumpstart your year and enhance 6+1 Traits of Writing instruction throughout the year. The lessons are teacher-tested with supplementary materials that help you implement a writing program in your own classroom. The hybrid class designed for teachers in kindergarten through Grade 12 meets once a month with support work online.

EDUC-L540 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a New Language (3 cr)

Current practices and strategies for teaching English as a new language. Theories, methods, materials, and issues in the field of ENL are covered as they relate to the teaching of literacy for nonnative speakers of English. Fall beginning 2011

EDUC-L545 Advanced Methods of Teaching Reading (3 cr)

In this course basic approaches to teaching reading across the curriculum at the elementary school level are presented. Teaching methods and materials for emerging, beginning, and developing stages of reading development are demonstrated and discussed. The reading process and the relationships among reading, writing, language, and thinking are examined. Techniques and materials for individualizing literacy learning for all students are explored.

EDUC-L559 Tradebooks and the Classroom Teacher (3 cr)

This course emphasizes the use of trade books for teaching language arts, reading, writing, and the content areas for grades Kindergarten through 8. As a survey course, it is designed to assist teacher candidates in becoming familiar with the many trade books available for use in the classroom. An equally important purpose of the course is to enable teacher candidates to develop creative and insightful strategies for use with different genre of literature in their future classrooms. Spring semesters and summers of even numbered years.

EDUC-P506 Topical Workshop in Educational Psychology (0-3 cr)

Motivating the Underachieving Student (3 cr)

This course will focus on motivation for K-12 students with particular attention being paid to learners who are underachieving. Various theories of motivation will be examined including Skinner's Behavioral Model, Glasser's Control Theory, the Cognitive Model, and Attribution Theory. The causes of underachievement will also be examined along with instructional approaches designed to improve student achievement. The use of technology to increase motivation will also be investigated. Potential contributing factors to underachievement such as learning disabilities, attention problems, lack of parent support, and intellectual giftedness will also be studied.

Managing Aggressive and Disruptive Students (3 cr)

This course will focus on individual and group study of selected topics in the field of educational and school psychology. More specifically, this course will examine the factors that contribute to violence and aggression in schools. The topics of anger management, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and effective classroom management will also be addressed. Finally, techniques to work with difficult parents will be explored.

EDUC-P507 Targeting Assessment to Increase Student Achievement (3 cr)

This course is designed for classroom teachers and is designed to meet their classroom assessment needs. You will have opportunities to collaborate, take risks, exercise creativity, locate information, communicate, problem-solve, and create high-quality products.

EDUC-P510 General Educational Psychology (3 cr)

The study and application of psychological concepts and principles as related to the teaching-learning process, introduction to classroom management, measurement/evaluation, and disability awareness. This graduate course is a component of the elementary and secondary T2T programs.

EDUC-P516 Adolescent Behavior and Development (3 cr)

P516 is a masters' level course meant to introduce and familiarize students with the period of human development known as adolescence. It is directed toward an understanding, partly of adolescence as a process, but more of adolescents as people and how they exist within their broader communities, particularly their community of learners. The primary focus of P516 is on normal adolescence and normal adolescents. There is, however, a need to deal at some level with abnormal or atypical development. Thus, some discussion of psychological and social problems of adolescence is included.

EDUC-R503 Instructional Media Technology (3 cr)

R503 is designed to help teachers utilize interactive media and the skills needed in the 21st century to engage at-risk and disengaged learners. Topics covered include audio and video production, presentation and communication tools, project-based learning, critical media literacy, differentiation, and online tools and resources.

EDUC-R505 Instructional Media Applications (3 cr)

R505 is designed to introduce students to the learning theory, course development, and means of delivery for online teaching and learning. Topics covered include audio and video production, presentation and communication tools, project-based learning, critical media literacy, differentiation, and online tools and resources.

EDUC-S503 Secondary Content Methods (3 cr)

This course will prepare the pre-service teacher to teach their content area at the middle school, junior high, or senior high level. Both curriculum and methods will be discussed.

EDUC-W520 Instructional Technology (3 cr)

This course examines the various tools available in online and virtual instruction and best practices for their utilization.

EDUC-X530 Methods of Teaching Secondary Reading (3 cr)

This course is designed to promote understanding and expertise with instructional strategies that improve reading comprehension in middle school, junior high, and senior high content-area courses. The reading process and relationships between reading, writing, and thinking will be examined. Strategies to assist struggling readers and second language learners will be covered.

EDUC-Y510 Action Research in Education (3 cr)

This course examines the methodologies for conducting action research and will help teachers in developing their reflective capacities by providing the opportunity for rigorous inquiry into classroom practices.

Coaching Courses

HPER-P141 Fundamentals of Human Movement (3 cr)

Introduction to identification, analysis, and evaluation of fundamental motor patterns, progressions in skill development, and skills for effective teaching. Analysis, evaluation, and development of personal movement and sport skills.

HPER-P280 Principles of Athletic Training and Emergency Care (2 cr)

An introduction to the principles of injury prevention through proper application of current training techniques. Lecture and demonstration of emergency measures will allow the student to develop techniques to treat basic training injuries which may include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, and spinal injuries. Skill training in bandaging, taping, and splinting techniques.

HPER-P335 Theories of Conditioning for Coaching (3 cr)

(Limited to coaching minor students or permission of instructor.) A practical application of conditioning and physical training theory of coaching and high level fitness. The class utilizes physiological principles of conditioning to prepare athletes for optimal performance. Discuses various types of training and organization of workouts for endurance, speed, and strength. Includes lab time which consists of hands on work with various training techniques.

HPER-P435 Philosophical Foundations of Coaching (3 cr)

(Limited to coaching minor students or permission of instructor) a philosophical approach to coaching for various sports. Topics include, but are not limited to, different coaching styles and strategies, growth and development characteristics, legal issues and liability, pedagogical considerations, coaching relationships, and other issues and problems related to sport.

HPER-P455 Practicum in Coaching (3 cr)

Includes a weekly seminar. Junior/Senior standing and admission to the coaching minor. (Limited to coaching minor students or permission of instructor.) Students will serve as an assistant under an experienced coach and will participate in weekly seminars. CPR and First Aid Certification must be completed and recorded prior to HPER-P455

HPER-A361 Coaching of Football (2 cr)

Fundamentals of offensive and defensive line and backfield play, passing techniques, tackling techniques, outstanding rules, offensive plays, most frequently used defenses, special team strategies, conditioning. Equipment selection and proper fitting of equipment.

HPER-A362 Coaching of Basketball (2 cr)

Shooting techniques, passing, ball handling, footwork, offensive patterns vs. man-to-man defenses, zone defense, half court and full court defenses, special situations, regular season and tournament strategy, conditioning.

HPER-A363 Coaching of Baseball (2 cr)

Fundamentals of pitching, catching, batting, base running, infield and outfield play, offensive and defensive strategy, practice organization and management, equipment selection, field care.

HPER-A364 Coaching of Cross Country, Track and Field (2 cr)

Fundamental procedures in conditioning and training for cross country and track and field. Gives basic understanding of each event's coaching strategy and coaching psychology. Home meet organization and management.

HPER-A370 Coaching of Soccer (2 cr)

Theory and methods of coaching soccer covering technical, administrative, and organizational aspects of the process. Emphasis on execution of individual and small group skills, team offense and defense patterns, conditioning, and organizing practice sessions.

HPER-A371 Coaching of Volleyball (2 cr)

Theory and methods of coaching volleyball, covering technical, administrative, and organizational aspects of the process. Emphasis on execution of advanced skills and team offense and defense patterns, conditioning, organizing practice sessions.

Sports Marketing and Management

HPER-P211 Introduction to Sport Management (3 cr)

An examination of the broad spectrum of career opportunities available in the sport management profession. Special emphasis on career planning, sport management terminology, and an overview of specific skills and courses required for professional preparation in sport management.

HPER-W211 Managing a Business for Non-Business Majors (3 cr)

No prerequisites. Course focuses on key business management principles, with a particular focus on the organization and human resource aspects. The course is designed for nonbusiness majors who are interested in learning more of the practical aspects of managing a business. The course is designed for individuals who are non-business majors, such as those students interested in sports management, arts/ music management, social services or scientific enterprise management. (Business students may take the course but it will only serve as an elective course)

HPER-W202 Marketing a Business for Non-Business Majors (3 cr)

Course focuses on key business marketing principles and practices. The course is designed for non-business majors who are interested in learning more about how they would market the businesses and organizations or their personal practices. The course is designed for individuals who are non-business majors, such as those students interested in sports management, musicians, artists, social services, scientific management or individual entrepreneurs (Business students may take the course but it will only serve as an elective course).

  • Prerequisites: BUS-W201 or consent of instructor.

HPER-W203 Financial Management Basics for Non-Business Majors (3 cr)

Students will need to have completed math general education requirements. Course focuses on key financial management principles and practices for running a business. The course is designed for non-business majors who are interested in learning more about how they would manage the finances and budgets of their businesses and organizations or their personal practices. The course is designed for individuals who are non-business majors, such as those students interested in sports management, musicians, artists, social service professionals, scientific enterprise managers, or individual entrepreneurs (Business students may take the course but it will only serve as an elective course).

  • Prerequisites: BUS-A201 or consent of instructor

HPER-P328 Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (3 cr)

Examination of current issues in intercollegiate sport in America. This course presents the historical foundation of current issues and solutions, and examines current positions and arguments.

HPER-P439 Practicum in Sport Studies (3 cr)

Practical job-related learning experience in sport management or marketing under supervision of professional in area. Prior approval required. Only S/F grades given.

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