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EDG 1319   PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

credits: 1  

This course is a series of topics, each of specific interest to early childhood professionals. The topics offerred are Unit Blocks, Musical Activities, and Play As Learning. 16 contact hours per topic per credit. A maximum of 3 credit hours per session. May be repeated for credit with a different topic. 

EDG 3341   EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR UNDERACHIEVING STUDENTS

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: Admission to Secondary Science EPI, Secondary Math EPI, Middle Grades Science EPI, Middle Grades Math EPI or Initial Certification. The purpose of this course is to examine the complexities of teaching in schools that qualify for free or reduced-priced meals, have high rates of teacher turnover and produce low gains in student achievement. The course will address these issues by examining historical materials and contemporary understanding of the impact of these variables on attitude, motivation, and learning. This course will engage students in both learning and teaching in that preservice teachers will acquire knowledge about teaching strategies tailored for this type of school environment and have opportunities to practice them as part of their field experience in these neighborhood schools. Field experiences required. 32 contact hours.

EDG 3410   CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION K-12

credits: 2  

Topic #1 Prerequisite: (Admission to Middle Grades General Science BS, Secondary Science Education BS, Business Technology Education BS, Educational Studies BS, Elementary Education with Reading BS, Exceptional Education with Reading BS, Elementary Education BS, Exceptional Education BS, Middle Grades Math Education BS, Secondary Math Education BS, or Technology Education BS, and (EDF 3214 or DEP 3305)) or admission to Initial Certification. OR Topic #2 Prerequisite: (Admission to Initial Certification, Canadian EPI, Elementary Education EPI, Exceptional Education EPI, Secondary Math EPI, Middle Grades Math EPI, Middle Grades Science EPI, or Secondary Science EPI.)

This course covers basic skills and knowledge for creating a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction and effective communication among members of the learning community. The course emphasizes attitudes, language patterns, values, and behaviors for eliciting and maintaining student learning as well as on-task behaviors. The course also includes methods and strategies for consulting with other school professionals and parents. 32 contact hours.

EDG 3410 / Topic 2: Managing Behavior for Effective Learning EPI

Prerequisite: Admission to Initial Certification, Canadian EPI, Elementary Education EPI, Exceptional Education EPI, Secondary Math EPI, Middle Grades Math EPI, Middle Grades Science EPI, or Secondary Science EPI. This course addresses the skills and behaviors for establishing a positive learning environment that encourages positive, meaningful communication among member of the learning community. The course focuses on interpersonal and intrapersonal communication as they affect student learning. 32 contact hours.

EDG 3620   CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS, Elementary Education BS, Elementary Education with Reading BS, Canadian EPI, or Initial Certification. This course is an introduction to major concepts, assumptions, debates, processes of inquiry, and ways of knowing within the school curriculum. Preservice teachers create coherent, meaningful learning experiences using the major philosophical foundations of education to develop learners’ competence in subject matter knowledge. Preservice teachers evaluate the suitability of the content against learner intellectual, social, emotional, physical characteristics. This course is writing intensive. 47 contact hours.

EDG 4322   PAIDEIA II

credits: 1  
This course is a special session centering around a specific topic designed to enhance specific professional skills. PAIDEIA is the ancient Greek word for education. It is the process of acquiring knowledge. It is also the result of that process, that is, learning and culture. A common cultural tradition is created and renewed by generations of persons who have learned. SPC’s College of Education recognizes that life in community depends on centuries of shared wisdom. Professional seminars include readings, discussion, and presentations in “mental toughness” with the aim of helping future teachers manage themselves, their circumstances and students in effective ways. 17 contact hours.

EDG 4343   COGNITIVE STRATEGIES INSTRUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (DEP 3305 or EDF 3214 and admission to the Middle Grades Math Education BS or Middle Grades Science Education BS and Corequisite: EDG 4943.) OR (Admission to Middle Grades Math EPI or Middle Grades Science EPI and Corequisite: EDG 4943.) This course is designed for middle grades pre-service teachers to develop reflective practice in the areas of communication, planning, instruction, and assessment. In this course, pre-service teachers will learn how to help middle grade learners (grades 5-9) acquire essential meta-cognitive strategies and responsible behaviors to prepare them for high school. 47 contact hours.

EDG 4419   BUILDING CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE

credits: 3  

This course focuses on principles and strategies for developing and maintaining an effective classroom environment for diverse learners. Strategies for whole class management as well as management of challenging behaviors will be explored. This course includes Positive Behavior Supports, Response to Intervention and Functional Behavior Analysis as fundamental components of effective classroom management. Participants will design a classroom management plan as well as conduct a functional behavior analysis.  Contact hours: 47 blended.

EDG 4943   COGNITIVE STRATEGIES INSTRUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM PRACTICUM

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: (DEP 3305 or EDF 3214 and admission to the Middle Grades Math Education BS or Middle Grades Science Education BS and Corequisite: EDG 4343) OR (Admission to Middle Grades Math EPI or Middle Grades Science EPI and Corequisite: EDG 4343). This course is designed to give practical experience to students through school-based experiences in public and approved private school classrooms. Students work directly with middle and high school teachers in grades 5-9 and have an opportunity to teach both large and small group activities, particularly in the content areas of math and/or science. This course is designed to develop competencies relative to program planning, instruction, daily scheduling, record keeping, evaluation, communication, classroom management, reporting to parents, professional organizations, and teacher ethics. Students spend a minimum of sixty (60) school-based hours (SBH) in a middle or high school classroom. 17 contact hours.


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