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Course Catalog

Education  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

EDUC0104 - Praxis I Prep Secondary Bcit
Summer 2014

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0 Credits

EDUC0104 - Praxis I Prep Secondary Busn
Fall 2014

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EDUC0105 - Praxis I Prep Secondary Bio/Sc
Summer 2014

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EDUC0106 - Praxis I Prep Secondary Englis
Summer 2014

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EDUC0107 - Praxis I Prep Secondary Math
Summer 2014

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EDUC0108 - Praxis I Prep Secondary Soc St
Summer 2014

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EDUC0200 - Field Experiences 2000
Summer 2014

Field experiences one to three provide the pre-service teacher with an overview of the education profession and process. Co-requisite: EDUC2000
0 Credits

EDUC0210 - Field Experiences 2100
Summer 2014

Field experiences four to six provide the pre-service teacher with opportunities to explore theories of learning. Co-requisite: EDUC2100
0 Credits

EDUC0302 - Field Experiences 3025
Fall 2014

Co-requisite: EDUC3025
0 Credits

EDUC0305 - Field Experiences 3050
Summer 2014

Co-requisite: EDUC3050
0 Credits

EDUC0306 - Field Experiences 3060
Summer 2014

Co-requisite: EDUC3060
0 Credits

EDUC0310 - Field Experiences 3165
Fall 2014

Co-requisite: EDUC3165
0 Credits

EDUC0322 - Field Experiences 3220
Summer 2014

Co-requisite: EDUC3220
0 Credits

EDUC0400 - Field Experiences 4100
Summer 2014

Field experiences 10 to 12 provide the pre-service teacher with opportunities to micro teach and continue to further develop professionalism.
0 Credits

EDUC0420 - Field Experiences 4120
Summer 2014

Co-requisite: EDUC4120
0 Credits

EDUC0430 - Field Experiences 4130
Summer 2014

Co-requisite: EDUC4130
0 Credits

EDUC0440 - Field Experiences 4140
Summer 2014

Co-requisite: EDUC4140
0 Credits

EDUC0450 - Field Experiences 4150
Summer 2014

Co-requisite: EDUC4150
0 Credits

EDUC2000 - Schools and Society
Summer 2014

This course provides teacher candidates with an introduction to teaching and an understanding of American education with respect to its history, societal influences, underlying philosophies, and today?s instructional approaches. Topics emphasized include teacher professionalism, diversity in the classroom, and educational reform. Teacher candidates are exposed to the real world of teaching through discussion of current trends and issues, with a focus on standards, assessment, and accountability. In addition, candidates begin their exploration of the teaching profession through three required field experiences and professional activities. The use of technology is required for research and presentation of course-related information. Education candidates must earn a C grade, or higher, to successfully complete this course.
Prerequisite: EDUC2100 Co-requisite: EDUC0200
3 Credits

EDUC2100 - Educ Psyc/Classroom Mgmt
Summer 2014

This course is designed to help pre-service teachers understand human development (physical, cognitive, social, personal, moral) in relation to learning and teaching including classroom management, special education, cultural differences, learning styles, multiple intelligences, and ELL. The course also stresses the application of contemporary learning theory through discussion, projects, and case studies that serve both the goal of promoting content expertise as well as various aspects of literacy.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Head Co-requisite: EDUC0210
3 Credits

EDUC2200 - Technology For Teachers
Fall 2014

This course addresses conceptual understanding and application of technology for planning and delivering instruction, and student use of technology to enhance learning. Discussion includes basic computer hardware and software terminology; societal, ethical, and legal issues regarding the use of technology; distance learning; and information systems to support educational organization. The course participant must demonstrate proficiency integrating educational technology appropriate to specific lessons, and must demonstrate an ability to teach students how to use technology to meet lesson objectives. Skills practiced in the overall technological and educational context include: word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. In addition, other areas explored with hands-on experience include use of the Internet, educational software, digital media, video conferencing, electronic whiteboards, and other typical computer hardware.
Prerequisite: EDUC2100
3 Credits

EDUC3025 - Curriculum Design/Assessment
Fall 2014

This course enables the prospective teacher to develop skills to create a learning environment that will help students, including those from diverse backgrounds, to meet lesson and course outcomes. Students will learn how to design lesson and unit plans and design instructional presentations that incorporate appropriate teaching strategies and pedagogy, instructional media/technology, and both formative and summative assessment/evaluation techniques.
Prerequisites: EDUC2000 or EDUC2100, COSK2220 or COSK2225 and Candidacy Status Co-requisite: EDUC0302
3 Credits

EDUC3050 - Tchng Students With Spec Needs
Summer 2014

This course is designed to prepare prospective teachers to effectively teach the range of students that comprise a typical classroom. It provides information about four groups of students with special needs: students with disabilities, gifted and talented learners, culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, and students at risk. Characteristics of students with special needs, modifications in teaching methods, and classroom management techniques for academic, social, emotional, and cognitive differences will be addressed. Federal legislation, team collaboration, special support services, and IEPs will be addressed.
Prerequisite: EDUC2100 Co-requisite: EDUC0305
3 Credits

EDUC3060 - Tch In Inclusive Sec Classroom
Summer 2014

This course provides teacher candidates with the skills and strategies required to teach students with exceptional learning needs in inclusive secondary education classrooms. Aspiring teachers will be engaged in discussions and activities that focus on planning instruction; building partnerships with faculty and parents; differentiating instruction; evaluating student learning; and responding to student behavior. In addition, teacher candidates will add to their knowledge and understanding of special education programs and services by completing two required field experiences.
Prerequisite: EDUC2100 Co-requisite: EDUC0306
3 Credits

EDUC3120 - Technology For Sec Educators
Summer 2014

This course provides teacher candidates with an understanding of how to apply technology for instructional planning and delivering, and how to have students use technology to enhance learning. Teacher candidates must demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging classroom technologies, together with an understanding of societal, economic, ethical, and legal issues related technology in education. The candidate will practice applying technology for different instructional philosophies, evaluating software tools to enhance instruction, investigating technology for special needs students, and locating instructional and administrative software tools available on the web. Hands-on skill development in an educational context is critical and will include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, concept mapping, and presentation software; use of the Internet and Web 2.0 tools, multimedia software, and digital media; and the use of typical classroom hardware. Teacher candidates will also establish a working framework for the development of an electronic portfolio.
Prerequisite: EDUC2100
3 Credits

EDUC3160 - Svc Lrn: Girl Scout Mentor Pgm
Summer 2014

In conjunction with Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA), this course includes service to local area middle and high schools with the goal of mentoring young women. RMU students who take part in this course will be trained by GSWPA to create, provide, and support curriculum relevant to the lives of the young women in the program as well as provide role models of success and future possibilities through their own interactions. The course includes pre-approved volunteer experience. Students will reflect upon their experience, its current and future impact, and the implication for life-long learning through the writing of reflection papers, threaded discussions, and a final paper.
3 Credits

EDUC3165 - Teaching Engl Lang Learners
Fall 2014

This course provides an overview for prospective secondary teacher of the language systems, characteristics and needs of English Language Learners (ELLs), and various methods and techniques of providing comprehensible instruction that focuses on academic language in all content areas, including science, math, social studies, and English language arts. Through the lesson presentation and class discussion, teacher candidates will identify ELLs? strengths in English, vary teaching approaches, and design appropriate assessment tools in supporting ELLs.
Prerequisite: EDUC2100 and Candidacy Status Co-requisite: EDUC0310
3 Credits

EDUC3600 - Educational Assessment
Fall 2014

This course provides education candidates with knowledge of classroom and standardized assessment. Course content will address validity, reliability, and fairness of assessment scores. Students will learn how to design classroom assessments including selected response items, constructed response items, performance assessments, and portfolios. The development and use of scoring guides, rubrics, and grading scales, will be addressed. Course content will also focus on formative assessment and the integration of assessment results into instructional planning. Item analysis and the interpretation of standardized test scores will be discussed.
Prerequisites: EDUC2100 and Candidacy status
3 Credits

EDUC4010 - Methods/Teachng Social Studies
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in social studies.
Prerequisites: permission of Social Studies Coordinator.
3 Credits

EDUC4011 - Methods/Teachng Social Studies
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in social studies.
Prerequisites: permission of Social Studies Coordinator and bachelor's degree.
2 Credits

EDUC4012 - Methods/Teachng Social Studies
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in social studies.
Prerequisites: permission of English/Communication Coordinator; bachelor's degree.
1 Credits

EDUC4020 - Methods Of Teaching English
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in English.
Prerequisites: permission of English/Communication Coordinator and a bachelor's degree.
3 Credits

EDUC4021 - Methods Of Teaching English
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in English.
Prerequisites: permission of English/Communication Coordinator and a bachelor's degree.
2 Credits

EDUC4022 - Methods Of Teaching English
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in English.
Prerequisites: permission of English/Communication Coordinator and a bachelor's degree.
1 Credits

EDUC4030 - Methods Teaching Mathematics
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in mathematics.
Prerequisites: permission of Mathematics Coordinator; bachelor's degree.
3 Credits

EDUC4031 - Methods Teaching Mathematics
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in mathematics.
Prerequisites: permission of Mathematics Coordinator; bachelor's degree.
2 Credits

EDUC4032 - Methods Teaching Mathematics
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in mathematics.
Prerequisites: permission of Mathematics Coordinator; bachelor's degree.
1 Credits

EDUC4040 - Meth/Tchg Commu
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in communication.
Prerequisites: permission of English/Communication Coordinator; Bachelor's Degree
3 Credits

EDUC4041 - Meth/Tchg Commu
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in communication.
Prerequisites: permission of English/Communication Coordinator; bachelor's degree
2 Credits

EDUC4042 - Meth/Tchg Commu
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in communication.
Prerequisites: permission of English/Communication Coordinator; bachelor's degree
1 Credits

EDUC4050 - Meth/Tchg Acct
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in accounting.
Prerequisites: permission of Business Education Coordinator; bachelor's degree
3 Credits

EDUC4051 - Meth/Tchg Acct
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in accounting.
Prerequisites: permission of Business Education Coordinator; bachelor's degree
2 Credits

EDUC4052 - Meth/Tchg Acct
Summer 2014

This course is designed for students who desire certification in accounting.
Prerequisites: permission of Business Education Coordinator; bachelor's degr
1 Credits

EDUC4100 - Cont Spef Pedag:Soc Studies Ed
Summer 2014

This course provides opportunities for candidates to explore specific teaching and assessment strategies and processes particularly suited for the fields of Social Studies. Emphasis will be placed upon the tools of inquiry and national and Pennsylvania academic standards for Social Studies. During this course, candidates will create lesson plans in diverse social studies disciplines, and will use them to micro-teach. Candidates will develop a unit plan, with detailed lesson plans which identify appropriate adaptations for diverse learners. Candidates will also create assessment tools, including tests and authentic assessments, and assignments with appropriate adaptations for diverse learners. Candidates will utilize instructional technology to create a CD which includes their unit plan and assessment. Candidates must earn a "C" or higher to successfully complete this course. Pre-requisites: Candidacy status in education and admission to Professional Semester Co-requisites: EDUC0400 Field Experience for EDUC41XX (10-12)
5 Credits

EDUC4110 - Cont Spec Pedagogy:Eng/Comm Ed
Summer 2014

This course provides opportunities for candidates to explore specific teaching and assessment strategies and processes particularly suited for the field of English/ communication. Emphasis will be placed upon the tools of inquiry and national/state standards for English/communication. Candidates spend four weeks in intensive study and practice related to the theory and pedagogy of their discipline(s). The purpose of this course is to immerse and prepare competent teachers of English/communication. Education candidates must earn a "C" or higher to successfully complete this course. Pre-requisites: Candidacy status in education Co-requisite: EDUC0410
3 Credits

EDUC4120 - Cont Spec Pedagogy:Bus/Comp
Summer 2014

This course provides opportunities for candidates to explore specific teaching and assessment strategies and processes particularly suited for the field of business education. Emphasis will be placed upon the tools of inquiry and national/state standards for business education. Candidates spend four weeks in intensive study and practice related to the theory and pedagogy of their discipline(s). The purpose of this course is to immerse and prepare competent teachers of business, computer and information technology in elementary, middle, and high schools. Education candidates must earn a "C" or higher to successfully complete this course.
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225, Candidacy status in education, and admission to Professional Semester Co-requisite: EDUC0420
3 Credits

EDUC4130 - Cont Spec Pedagogy: Math
Summer 2014

This four-week clock course provides opportunities for teacher candidates to explore specific teaching and assessment strategies and processes particularly suited for the field of mathematics. The following "strands" are intertwined within this four-week course: NCTM teaching principles and standards, research on teaching and learning mathematics; applied mathematical problem solving; current issues in mathematics education; historical mathematical topics appropriate for the classroom; technology in the mathematics classroom; assessment in the mathematics classroom. Students will also have the opportunity to design and deliver mathematics lessons based on the Connected Mathematics curriculum. There is an opportunity for students to design and deliver a day-long mathematics enrichment day for mathematically precocious middle school students. Assignments are many and varied, from reading and reporting, generating written responses and reflections, giving oral reports, micro-teaching in both real and contrived classroom situations, designing lessons around technology, and participating in discussions in class.
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225, Candidacy status in education, and admission to Professional Semester Co-requisite: EDUC0430
3 Credits

EDUC4140 - Cont Spec Pedag: Biology/Envir
Summer 2014

This course provides opportunities for candidates to explore specific teaching and assessment strategies and processes particularly suited for the field of science. Emphasis will be placed upon the tools of inquiry and national/state standards for science. Candidates spend four weeks in intensive study and practice related to the theory and pedagogy of their discipline(s). The purpose of this course is to immerse and prepare competent teachers of biology/environmental education. Education candidates must earn a "C" or higher to successfully complete this course.
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225, Candidacy status in education, and admission to Professional Semester Co-requisites: EDUC0440
3 Credits

EDUC4150 - Cont Spef Pedag:Soc Studies Ed
Summer 2014

his course provides opportunities for candidates to explore specific teaching and assessment strategies and processes particularly suited for the fields of Social Studies. Emphasis will be placed upon the tools of inquiry and national and Pennsylvania academic standards for Social Studies. During this course, candidates will create lesson plans in diverse social studies disciplines, and will use them to micro-teach. Candidates will develop a unit plan, with detailed lesson plans which identify appropriate adaptations for diverse learners. Candidates will also create assessment tools, including tests and authentic assessments, and assignments with appropriate adaptations for diverse learners. Candidates will utilize instructional technology to create a CD which includes their unit plan and assessment. Candidates must earn a "C" or higher to successfully complete this course.
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225, Candidacy status in education, and admission to Professional Semester Co-requisite: EDUC0450
3 Credits

EDUC4200 - Student Teaching Seminar
Summer 2014

Students will create a professional portfolio, following the Guidelines for the Professional Portfolio handbook. Candidates will present their portfolio at the Portfolio Fair and evaluate the submission of two of their peers. Candidates will respond to a series of interviewing questions from a panel of educators using their portfolio.
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225, Candidacy status in education and admission to Professional Semester
3 Credits

EDUC4300 - The Teaching Profession Seminr
Summer 2014

This course will require candidates completing the student teaching internship to meet on a weekly basis to discuss professional issues and topics such as resume writing, interviewing, job searching, classroom management issues, diversity, school law, parent-teacher conferences, etc. Pre-requisites: Candidacy status in education; completion of all requirements for admission to the professional semester.
3 Credits

EDUC4500 - Student Teaching Internship
Summer 2014

This is the capstone course for all candidates seeking certification in secondary education. Candidates spend 12 weeks in a full-time internship in an approved middle or high school. Candidates will work on a daily basis with an approved cooperating teacher(s) certified in the designated content area. In addition, each candidate is supervised by an RMU supervisor. Pre-requisites: Candidate status in education and admission to the Professional Semester
6 Credits

EDUC4510 - Student Teach Intern: Comm/Eng
Summer 2014

This is the capstone course for all candidates seeking certification in secondary education. Candidates spend 12 weeks in a full-time internship in an approved middle or high school. Candidates will work on a daily basis with an approved cooperating teacher(s) certified in the designated content area. In addition, each candidate is supervised by an RMU supervisor. Pre-requisites: Candidate status in education and admission to the Professional Semester
6 Credits

EDUC4515 - Student Teach Intern: English
Fall 2014

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6 Credits

EDUC4520 - Student Teach Intern: Bus/Comp
Summer 2014

This is the capstone course for all candidates seeking certification in secondary education. Candidates spend 12 weeks in a full-time internship in an approved middle or high school. Candidates will work on a daily basis with an approved cooperating teacher(s) certified in the designated content area. In addition, each candidate is supervised by an RMU supervisor. Pre-requisites: Candidate status in education and admission to the Professional Semester
9 Credits

EDUC4530 - Student Teach Intern: Math
Summer 2014

This is the capstone course for all candidates seeking certification in secondary education. Candidates spend 12 weeks in a full-time internship in an approved middle or high school. Candidates will work on a daily basis with an approved cooperating teacher(s) certified in the designated content area. In addition, each candidate is supervised by an RMU supervisor. Pre-requisites: Candidate status in education and admission to the Professional Semester
9 Credits

EDUC4540 - Student Teach Intern: Biology
Summer 2014

This is the capstone course for all candidates seeking certification in secondary education. Candidates spend 12 weeks in a full-time internship in an approved middle or high school. Candidates will work on a daily basis with an approved cooperating teacher(s) certified in the designated content area. In addition, each candidate is supervised by an RMU supervisor. Pre-requisites: Candidate status in education and admission to the Professional Semester
9 Credits

EDUC4550 - Student Teach Intern: Soc Stud
Summer 2014

This is the capstone course for all candidates seeking certification in secondary education. Candidates spend 12 weeks in a full-time internship in an approved middle or high school. Candidates will work on a daily basis with an approved cooperating teacher(s) certified in the designated content area. In addition, each candidate is supervised by an RMU supervisor. Pre-requisites: Candidate status in education and admission to the Professional Semester
9 Credits

ELED1000 - Tech Literacy For Education
Summer 2014

Technology Literacy for Education provides the student an opportunity to build on the basic skills and concepts learned in the prerequisite course(s). This class will focus on the applications of technology to the educational classroom environment. Students must demonstrate ability to use and ability to teach others to use the various aspects of educational technology. Skills learned in this class will include: word processing, educational software, drawing and presentation software, Internet applications and digital media. Other educational concepts addressed will include managing technology in the classroom, addressing needs of diverse learners, and enhancing classroom methodology and teaching with technology.
Prerequisite: INFS1020 or INFS1050
3 Credits

ELED3010 - Special Needs In Elem Classrm
Summer 2014

This course is designed to provide the aspiring elementary teacher with the skills and knowledge to effectively coordinate the classroom learning environment to address the diverse learning needs of all students in the regular classroom setting. Characteristics of special needs students, modifications in teaching methods, and classroom management techniques for academic, social, emotional, and cognitive differences will be addressed. Students will utilize various assessment techniques, design activities with accommodations to meet students' special needs, and become familiar with many different augmentative technological devices available for use in the classroom setting. Federal legislation, team collaboration, special support services, and IEPs will be discussed.
3 Credits

ELED3020 - Differented Instruc Inclus Clm
Summer 2014

Today's teachers are often challenged by the wide variety of student's ability levels and backgrounds in inclusive elementary classrooms. Many educators strive to differentiate instruction to address their studnets' individual interests, ability levels, and learning profiles. They attempt to adapt their content (what will be taught), process (how it will be taught), and the product (the assessment of the content through culminating projects). Teachers who differentiate instruction engage in curriculum and instruction which considers each student's learning strengths and needs in order to maximize the learning capacity of all the studnets. This course will teach practical strategies for aspiring classroom teachers to differentiate lessons in order to meet the needs of all students which includes students with exceptional needs to students who are English Language Learners (ELL students). Some of the differentiated instruction strategies that will be taught will include; flexible grouping, RAFTS, WebQuests, anchor activities, tiered instruction, and learning contracts. The current special education legislation, utilizing the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), technology for differentiating, and techniques to make modification in specific content area classes will be taught as well.
Prerequisite: ELED3050
3 Credits

ELED3050 - Educational Assessment
Summer 2014

This course provides education candidates with experiences related to assessment including: the selection of assessment methods appropriate to each discipline in the elementary school; development and characteristics of elementary students; practice in the accurate and ethical interpretation and communication of assessment results; and the integration of information gained from assessments into instructional plans. Content will include both traditional and alternative assessment procedures, including performance-based assessment.
Prerequisites: EDUC2100 and PSYC3500 or PSYC3550
3 Credits

ELED4010 - Reading Methods
Summer 2014

Reading Methods is the course which provides the perspective teacher several methods that will develop and promote literacy and/or reading skills of their students. Because each student is unique in that their strengths' and/or weaknesses demand varied (integrated or balanced) approaches to the teaching of reading, teachers must employ a literacy framework so that all children's particular needs are met. Often, when teaching reading, various activities must be employed to provide for these needs within a small group, individually, or with the whole class. Prospective teachers will gain knowledge, practice teaching techniques and reading methods, design lesson plans, make oral presentations, observe and evaluate teachers teaching reading, and incorporate their strategies, technology, and sound principles of individual and group dynamics in various activities of this course.
Prerequisites: Candidacy Status, ELED3010 and ELED3350 Co-requisite: ELED4020
3 Credits

ELED4020 - Language Arts Methods
Summer 2014

Language Arts Methods enables the prospective teacher to understand the processes of Language Arts. Students will learn how to create a Student and Response-Centered Classroom rich with literature, writing, speaking and listening. They will learn to incorporate appropriate teaching strategies, assessments and instructional media. Topics such as Language Development, Drama, Response Journals, Reading and Writing Workshop, Mechanics of Language and Media Literacy will be addressed with hands on approach.
Prerequisites: Candidacy Status, EDUC2000 and ELED3350 Co-requisite: ELED4010
3 Credits

ELED4030 - Social Studies Methods
Summer 2014

Methods and Materials for Elementary Social Studies is designed to provide both the theoretical background and the practical knowledge necessary for planning, implementing, and assessing a social studies program in a contemporary elementary school. Students will be introduced to a variety of approaches and instructional materials for effectively facilitating the learning of content and skills drawn from the social sciences, and for integrating this learning with other areas of the elementary curriculum.
Prerequisite: Candidacy Status. Co-requisites: ELED4040, ELED4050, ELED4060, ELED4061
3 Credits

ELED4040 - Mathematics Methods
Summer 2014

Methods and Materials for Elementary Mathematics is designed to provide both the theoretical background and the practical knowledge necessary for planning, implementing, and assessing a mathematics program in a contemporary elementary school. Students will be introduced to a variety of approaches and instructional materials for effectively facilitating the learning of content and skills drawn from mathematics, and for integrating this learning with other areas of the elementary curriculum. This course is designed as part of the Methods & Materials Block of courses and must be taken concurrently with other courses in this Block. Extensive field experiences are required (ELED 4060/4061).
Prerequisite: Candidacy Status. Co-requisites: ELED4030, ELED4050, ELED4060, ELED4061
3 Credits

ELED4050 - Methods In Elem Science
Summer 2014

Methods and materials for Elementary Science and Health is designed to provide both the theoretical background and the practical knowledge necessary for planning, implementing, and assessing a science and health program in a contemporary elementary school. Students will be introduced to a variety of approaches and instructional materials for effectively facilitating the learning of content and skills drawn from science, physical education and health, and for integrating this learning with other areas of the elementary curriculum. This course is designed as part of the Methods and Materials Block of courses and must be taken concurrently with the other courses in the Block. Extensive field experiences are required.
Prerequisite: Candidacy Status. Co-requisites: ELED4030, ELED4040, ELED4060, and ELED4061
3 Credits

ELED4060 - Field Experience I For Elem Ed
Summer 2014

The three-credit field course is designed to involve the pre-service elementary education student with the various aspects of classroom teaching methodology, pedagogy and management. The student will have the opportunity to employ reflective decision making when planning, implementing and assessing learning in an actual school environment. In addition, field students will become involved in the managerial, record keeping, personal and professional aspects of teaching in diverse classroom settings. Students will move through four basic learning experiences: observations, one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction and whole class instruction.
Prerequisites: Candidacy status and Candidacy Status. Co-requisites: ELED4030, ELED4040, ELED4050, and ELED4061
3 Credits

ELED4200 - Student Teaching
Summer 2014

This is a capstone course for all candidates seeking certification in elementary education. Candidates spend sixteen weeks in a full-time internship in an approved elementary school. Candidates will work on a daily basis with an approved cooperating teacher certified in elementary education. In addition, each candidate will be supervised by an RMU supervisor. Candidates are required to complete EDUC4210 Student Teaching Seminar concurrently with this course.
Prerequisites: Completion of all requirements for admission to the professional year for elementary education.
12 Credits

ELED4210 - Student Teaching Seminar
Summer 2014

Candidates completing the elementary student teaching internship will discuss professional issues and topics such as: resume writing, interviewing and job searching. In addition, this seminar will provide a forum through which teacher candidates may share the inquiry projects required for the student teaching internship and discuss topics of interest related to their internship (classroom management issues, parent-teacher conferences, teaching issues, etc.) Candidates are required to complete EDUC4200 Supervised Teaching concurrently with this course.
Prerequisites: Admission to the professional year for elementary education.
3 Credits

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