Courses
EARLY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

EDUC 1321 • EXPLORATIONS IN EDUCATION
Field based class for individuals to explore: 1) career options in educational settings, such as early childhood center, a special education campus, a charter school and a magnet school; and 2) to mentor/tutor elementary students in a supervised setting. Transportation is provided to the selected school sites. Designed to assist students who are considering a career in education.
Pass/Fail.
Fee: $20. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 2100 • MENTORING IN SCHOOLS
Extension of the mentoring component in EDUC 1321 and offers the prospective education student the opportunity to mentor an elementary student in a supervised setting. Transportation is provided to the selected school sites. May be repeated twice for credit. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: EDUC 1321
Fee: $20. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 3343 • SECONDARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
Curriculum organization in secondary schools; instructional methods and strategies emphasizing practical applications of the learning process including reading, instructional media and technology. Thirty clock hours of field experience in a local school setting.
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
Fee: $5. Offered: Fall, Trimester II (by permission only).

EDUC 3344 • CONTENT READING
Principles, methods and materials for effective instruction in reading at the secondary level. Emphasis is placed on reading to learn with meaning-based strategies that help students construct meaning and expand thinking. Informal evaluation of educational materials for appropriate reading levels and adaptation of materials in content is emphasized. Five hours of observation.
Prerequisites: PSYC 3375, admission to Teacher Education
Offered: Fall, Trimester II (by permission only)

EDUC 3380, 3680 • STUDENT TEACHING: SECONDARY
Observation and teaching in the secondary school. EDUC 3380 consists of 7 weeks full day; EDUC 3680 consists of 14 weeks full day in two different grade placements from grades 8-12. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisites: Consent of director of field experience, admission to Teacher Education.
Fee: EDUC 3380, $15; EDUC 3680, $30. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 3685 • INTERNSHIP SECONDARY
Secondary teaching experience where the intern may be employed as a teacher of record for one year and jointly supervised by the University and the accredited school district. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisites: Paraprofessional status with 2 years experience or meet all criteria of contract/application and have consent of the director of field experience.
Fee: $30. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 4330 • EARLY CHILDHOOD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Child development including both normal and exceptional development; specifically physical and motor, cognitive, language, social and emotional development from birth through age eight; effects of varying environmental and cultural backgrounds; on-site observations of local early child care settings and school programs. Ten clock hours of observation and experience with young children.
Fee: $10. Offered: Fall, Spring, Trimester III (by permission).

EDUC 4332 • ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Instruction in assessment and evaluation methods that are standardized, reliable and valid for children in the early childhood years. Review of criterion-referenced, norm-referenced, formal and informal measures. Emphasis on appropriate use and limitations of assessment instruments. Field experience required.
Prerequisite: EDUC 4330
Fee: $25. Offered: Spring.

EDUC 4335 • CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
Comprehensive introduction to child adolescent development, covering theories and research and real-world applications. Focuses on physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and personality development in the following periods of life: prenatal, infancy, toddlehood, preschool years, middle childhood and adolescence. Students will complete 10 onsite service learning hours for the course. Service learning component.

EDUC 4340 • LANGUAGE ARTS/READING: BILINGUAL
Foundations of bilingual education with cultural implications. Procedures and materials for a language arts curriculum including an emphasis on children’s literature in a bilingual/bicultural classroom; adaptations and development of curriculum materials for the bilingual child. Ten clock hours of observation in a local bilingual school classroom.
Offered: Fall

EDUC 4341 • GENERAL LINGUISTIC THEORY
Same as ENGL 5383 and CDIS 4383.

EDUC 4343 • NORMAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Same as CDIS 3311 and SPCH 3311.

EDUC 4345 • READING IN THE SCHOOLS
A consideration of various theories of teaching reading as a critical examination of related materials, texts and curriculum guides. Resources for dyslexia and other reading disorders. Ten clock hours of field experience in a local school reading program.
Fee: $15. Offered: Fall, Spring, Trimester I (by permission only).

EDUC 4348 • READING DIAGNOSIS AND PRESCRIPTION: ELEMENTARY
Overview of informal and standardized instruments for diagnosing student strengths and weaknesses in reading; appppropriate strategies for addressing diagnosed strengths and weaknesses; clinical practice in the administration and interpretation of diagnostic instruments. Minimum 10 clock hours of clinical experience in elementary schools.
Prerequisite: EDUC 4345, admission to Teacher Education
Fee: $15. Offered: Fall, Spring, Trimester II (by permission only).

EDUC 4356 • CURRICULUM CONTENT AREAS: BILINGUAL
Foundations of bilingual education with cultural implications. Processes, methods and techniques for mathematics, social studies and natural sciences with Spanish-speaking children in their own language; examination of state-adopted curriculum.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 or Advanced Placement or Modern Language Assessment (MLA) equivalency
Fee: $10. Offered: Spring.

EDUC 4364 • APPROACHES TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
Current philosophies and apppproaches to English language acquisition; socio-cultural influences; utilization of various techniques from mimicry-memorization to creative expression for English Language Learners. Credit may not be earned for this course and EDUC 6364 or ENGL 5386, ENGL 5386G.
Fee: $10. Offered: Fall.

EDUC 4365 • ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
A study of curriculum organization, instructional methods, teaching cycle, scope and sequence of knowledge and skills in Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Attention to proficiency in teaching skills. Ten clock hours of field experience in elementary schools.
Prerequisites: PSYC 3375 and admission to Teacher Education
Fee: $5. Offered: Fall, Spring, Trimester (by permission only).

EDUC 4367 • ORGANIZING SCHOOL PROGRAMS: EARLY CHILDHOOD
Overview of history, theoretical and philosophical foundations for early childhood models for children through age eight; identification of best practices for meeting holistic needs of young children; and exploration of current issues facing early childhood education. Field observation required.
Prerequisite: EDUC 4330
Fee: $10. Offered: Fall.

EDUC 4370 • TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN
An integrated approach to curriculum, assessment and instruction based on aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, motor, physical and social development of children (birth through age eight); identification of best practices in organizing the learning environment, materials, schedule and routines in naturalistic child-centered settings. Ten clock hours of observation and experience with young children.
Prerequistie: EDUC 4330
Fee: $10. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 4371 • STRAETGIES FOR PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Strategies to promote communication and family empowerment, accessing community resources and understanding of a multicultural perspective with families of young children. Overview violence presentation and intervention strategies.
Offered: Fall, Spring

EDUC 4372 • DEVELOPING CREATIVE EXPRESSION IN YOUNG CHILDREN
Overview of techniques designed to foster development of creative expression in young children through integrating play, art, music, literature and psychomotor skills and language arts and social skills.
Prerequisite: EDUC 4330
Fee: $20. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 4380-4680 • STUDENT TEACHING: ELEMENTARY
Seven to 14 weeks of full-day observation and teaching in an elementary school. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Consent of director of field experience.
Fee: EDUC 4380, $15; EDUC 4680, $30. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 4381 • STUDENT TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD
Seven weeks of full-day observation and teaching in pre-kindergarten or kindergarten. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisites: Completion of at least 12 semester hours in early childhood courses and consent of director of field experience.
Fee: $15

EDUC 4382 • STUDENT TEACHING: BILINGUAL
Seven weeks of full-day observation and teaching in a bilingual classroom. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisites: Completion of at least 12 semester hours in bilingual courses and consent of director of field experience.
Fee: $15. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 4383, 4683 • STUDENT TEACHING: SPECIAL EDUCATION
EDUC 4383 consists of seven weeks full day; EDUC 4683 consists of 14 weeks full day. All seven weeks of full-day observation and teaching in classroom with students having identified special needs. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours in special education courses and consent of the director of field experience.
Fee: EDUC 4383, $15; EDUC 4683, $30. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 4384 • STUDENT TEACHING: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Seven weeks of full-day observation and teaching in English as a Second Language programs. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of courses in English as a Second Language and consent of the director of field experience.
Fee: $15. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 4385, 4685 • STUDENT TEACHING: INTERMEDIATE
Observation and teaching in the middle school. EDUC 4385 consists of seven weeks full day; EDUC 4685 consists of 14+ weeks full-day. Pass-Fail.
Prerequisite: Consent of the director of field experience.
Fee: EDUC 4385, $15; EDUC 4685, $30. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 4390 • PRACTICUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Observation and supervised practice in education of young children in various childhood settings and NAEYC accredited sites. Minimum of 100 clock hours. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisites: EDUC 4330 and EDUC 4370.
Fee: $30. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

EDUC 4687 • INTERNSHIP: ELEMENTARY
Elementary school teaching experience where the intern may be employed as a teacher of record for one year and jointly supervised by the University and the accredited school district. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisites: Paraprofessional status with two years experience or meet all criteria of contract/application and have consent of the director of field experience.
Fee: $30. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 4388 • INTERNSHIP: INTERMEDIATE
Intermediate teaching experience where the intern may be employed as a teacher of record for one year and jointly supervised by the University and the accredited school district. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisites: Paraprofessional status with two years experience or meet all criteria of contract/application and have consent of the director of field experience.
Fee: $30. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 5105-5606 • SELECTED TOPICS IN TEACHER EDUCATION
In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

EDUC 5301 • INTRO TO THE TEXES EC – 4th GENERALIST
Survey of theories and pertinent information in child development and related educational application to the content areas: language arts, science, math, social studies, fine arts and physical education. Direct practice and preparation for the TExES EC – 4th Generalist examination is provided.
Offered: Fall, Spring

EDUC 5303 • INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT IN THE SCHOOL
Provides opportunities to compare, contrast and integrate a variety of assessment procedures. Emphasis on different theoretical models of teaching and assessment and their application in the classroom. Must be taken with EDUC 5330.
Prerequisites: EDUC 3343 or EDUC 4365.
Fee: $5. Offered: Fall, Spring, Trimester III (by permission only).

EDUC 5307 • CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT: ELEMENTARY
Overview of basic principles of classroom organization and management of instruction, including theoretical knowledge about the science of classroom management. A broad range of techniques is presented with attention to social, cultural and gender differences as factors important to effective classroom management. Ten clock hours of field experience in a local school setting.
Prerequisites: PSYC 3375 and admission to Teacher Education
Offered: Fall, Spring, Trimester III (by permission only)

EDUC 5308 • CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT: INTERMEDIATE AND SECONDARY

Overview of basic principles of classroom organization and management of instruction, including theoretical knowledge about the science of classroom management. A broad range of techniques is presented with attention to social, cultural and gender differences as factors important to effective classroom management in the secondary school. Ten clock hours of field experience in a local school setting.
Prerequisites: PSYC 3375 and admission to Teacher Education
Offered: Spring, Trimester III (by permission only)

EDUC 5325 • TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING
In-dept study of instruction and educational technology applications for teachers. State and national education technology standards, technology integration in the K-12 curriculum and distance education topics are covered. Fulfills computer literacy requirement.
Fee: $15

EDUC 5330 • FIELD BASED EXPERIENCES
Observation and supervised practice in an elementary or secondary classroom; includes observing the teaching/learning process and working with students individually, in small groups and in whole class settings. Must be taken with EDUC 5303. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
EDUC 5354 • INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA
Same as LIBS 5351.

EDUC 5370 • METHODS OF TEACHING MATH AND SCIENCE
Examination of different pedagogical approaches in elementary school. Emphasis on effective instructional strategies and best practices in math and science to teach for student understanding using technology, the TEKS and TAKS.
Prerequisites: EDUC 4365
Fee: $40. Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 5372 • METHODS OF TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES
Pedagogical approaches in language arts and social studies. Emphasis on effective instructional strategies and best practices in language arts, writing, and social studies to teach the understanding using technology, the TEKS and TAKS.
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education




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