EDUC 101|Introduction to Education
Formerly ED 101
Students receive an overview of the history and philosophy of education, as well as develop an awareness of current educational requirements based on legislation for K-12 schools. Students also begin to develop a personal philosophy of education. This class must be taken in conjunction with EDUC 197.
EDUC 108|Paraeducator in Schools
Formerly ED 108
Explore paraeducator roles and responsibilities in the delivery of educational services to students and certified/licensed staff. Demonstrate knowledge of selected core competencies for paraeducators in order to work effectively with a diverse student population.
EDUC 111|Introduction to Instructional Strategies
Formerly ED 111
An overview of instructional strategies including theory and practical application within the K-12 classroom.
EDUC 112|Introduction to ELA Teaching Strategies
Formerly ED 112
Provides an overview of the philosophy and stages of language acquisition for second language learners, K-12. Models and instructional strategies are explored and language assessment tools are examined.
Formerly ECE 106
A study of the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development of children from conception through eight years of age and related theories. Emphasis is given to current early childhood brain development research.
Formerly EDUC 106
Build a foundation for explaining how children develop in all domains, conception through early adolescence. Explore various developmental theories, methods for documenting growth, and impact of brain development. Topics addressed: stress, trauma, culture, race, gender identity, socioeconomic status, family status, language, and health issues.
Formerly ED 117
Provides an opportunity to participate in an intensive, short-term learning experience relating to the field of early childhood education.
EDUC 128|Introduction to Math Instruction
Formerly ED 128
An introduction to math instruction including math reform philosophy, theory, and practical application within the K-12 system.
Formerly ECE 104
Students will examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
EDUC&136|School Age Care
Students will develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities/care for children ages 5-12 in a variety of settings. Topics include: implementation of curriculum, preparation of environments, building relationships, guiding cognitive and social emotional development, and community outreach.
Formerly ECE 209
Students will integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
EDUC 153|Paraeducation Supervised Practicum
Formerly EDUC 1532
Designed to be taken just before completion of the paraeducation certificate, this class combines the paraeducation course content with practical application. Emphasis is on improving personal teaching skills while gaining on-the-job experience working with professionals in the field.
EDUC 197|Field Experience
Formerly EDUC 1972
Students have an opportunity to observe theory in action and to gain experience in the field of education. This class must be taken in conjunction with EDUC 101.
EDUC 199|Special Studies
A class used to explore new coursework.
Formerly ECE 107
A comprehensive introduction to the field of special needs children and their families, including an examination of legislative action, Individualized Education Program (IEP), handicapping conditions, child abuse, drug and alcohol effects, and socioeconomic, societal, and cultural factors that affect family functioning.
EDUC 299|Special Studies
A class used to explore new coursework.