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Elementary Education (EDEL)

1000 level | 2000 level | 3000 level | 4000 level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1000. Exploring Hot Topics in Education. 2. [(none)<>I] Academic, content-based course designed for first year students. Focuses on critical-thinking skills necessary to understand, analyze, and produce knowledge within the framework of educational inquiry.

1010 [EDCI 1010]. Field Experience for Prospective Elementary and Secondary Teachers. 1-4 (Max. 4). Introductory course in teacher education. Provides an overview of the theory and practice of what is required to become and be a teacher. An initial practicum is included. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

1410 [EDCI 1410]. Elementary School Mathematics Seminar I. 1. Covers selection of basic mathematics concepts, materials and curricula appropriate for elementary schools. This course parallels the content of MATH 1100 and should be taken during the same semester. Experiences in assigned mentor teacher classrooms are required. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

1430 [EDCI 1430]. Life Science in the Elementary School. 1. Covers selection of basic life science concepts, materials and curricula appropriate for elementary school. This course parallels the content of LIFE 1020 and concurrent enrollment in LIFE 1020 is expected. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

1440 [EDCI 1440]. Physical Science in the Elementary School. 1. Covers selection of basic physical science concepts, materials and curricula appropriate for elementary school. This course parallels the content of PHYS 1090 and concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1090 is expected. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

1450 [EDCI 1450].  Earth Science in the Elementary School. 1. Covers selection of basic earth science concepts, materials, and curricula appropriate for elementary school. This course parallels the content of ASTR/GEOL 1070 and concurrent enrollment in ASTR/GEOL 1070 is expected. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

2000 [EDCI 2000]. Undergraduate Seminar in ____. 1-2 (Max. 8). Designed to discuss strategies and instructional activities used in content courses the students take and to be a linkage between what the prospective teachers study and what they will teach. It provides the opportunity to discuss appropriate activities, strategies and programs in a teaching area related to the content area being studied. Cross listed with EDSE 2000. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

2140. Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School. 3. Provides an acquaintance with basic assumptions underlying curriculum and processes in literacy and to give opportunity for selecting and using instructional materials. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010, sophomore standing, admitted into Elementary Education program.

2275. Literature for Young Children. 3. [(none)<>CH] Introduce major genres and conventions. Will develop critical skills for reading and writing about children's literature and culture; interpretive skills to enrich the understanding of literature for readers 0-7 years of age; and develop an awareness of shifts in children's literature for early readers. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 and sophomore standing.

2280 [LIBS 2280]. Literature for Children. 3. [C1<>CH] A survey course, the purpose of which is to prepare prospective elementary teachers and library-media specialists to provide knowledgeable service in the use of print and non-print materials for children. Includes study of evaluative criteria, wide reading, viewing and listening as well as discussion of literature for children. Prerequisite: successful completion of ENGL 1010; sophomore standing; education major. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

2410. [EDEL 1420, EDCI 1420]. Elementary School Mathematics Seminar II. 1. Covers selection of basic mathematics concepts, materials and curricula appropriate for elementary schools. This course parallels the content of MATH 2120 and concurrent enrollment in MATH 2120 is expected. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

3140 [EDCI 3140]. Teaching Reading in the Elementary School. 2-4 (Max. 4). Provides an acquaintance with basic assumptions underlying curriculum and processes in reading and to give opportunity for selecting and using instructional materials. Prerequisites: junior standing, 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA, satisfactory completion of W1 requirements, committee approval. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

3170 [EDCI 3170]. Art in the Elementary School. 3. [(none)<>CA] Provides a foundation for understanding art in order to facilitate the teaching of art and the integration of art education into the elementary school curriculum. Involves both applied reading and studio production. Attention is given to development of artistic skills and meaningful art experiences based on DBAE principles. Prerequisites: junior classification, 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA. (Offered fall, spring and summer)

3550 [EDCI 3550]. Methods of Teaching: _____. 2-5 (Max. 10). Develops an understanding of methods common to all disciplines. Through reflective inquiry and problem solving students will become involved in teaching practices and techniques. Cross listed with EDSE 3550. Prerequisites: EDST 3000, junior class standing, 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA, must maintain grade of C or better in major. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

3710. Disciplinary/Genre-Based Literacy. 3. Introduction to instruction in genre-specific and disciplinary appropriate literacy practices, with a focus on characteristics of a variety of genres and disciplines and how those characteristics inform appropriate comprehension instruction. Prerequisite: EDEL 2140.

3720. Literacy Difficulties: Assessment and Instruction. 3. Focuses on the causes of student difficulties with reading and writing and assessment and instruction for students with such difficulties. Prerequisite: EDEL 2140.

4000 [EDUC 4000]. Becoming a Reflective Practitioner: Practicum. 2. Part of Phase IIIa of the teacher education program. Practicum experience is integral to EDUC 4250 and must be taken concurrently. Cross listed with EDSE 4000. Prerequisites: 2.5 cumulative GPA, successful completion of EDST 3000 (grade, interview and portfolio).

4109 [EDUC 4109]. Elementary Humanities Education. 5-6 (Max. 6). Content and pedagogy to develop the reflective practitioner of teaching humanities in the elementary school. The following themes are addressed: curriculum; theory translated into instructional planning and practice; practices that promote effective learning; behavior and relationships; and teaching strategies. Prerequisites: 2.75 cumulative GPA; 2.5 content GPA; grade of C or better in EDST 3000; successful completion of specific content courses required in major; grade of C or better in EDST 3550; concurrent enrollment in EDEL 4309 and EDEL 4409. (Offered each semester)

4309. Elementary Literacy Education. 2-6 (Max 6). [W3<>(none)] Encompasses content and pedagogy to develop the reflective practitioner for teaching literacy in the elementary school. Addresses the following themes: curriculum; theory translated into instructional planning and practice; practices that promote effective learning; behavior and relationships; and teaching strategies. Prerequisites: 2.75 cumulative GPA; 2.5 content GPA; grade of C or better in EDST 3000; successful completion of specific content courses required in major; grade of C or better in EDST 3550; concurrent enrollment in EDEL 4109 and EDEL 4409. (Offered each semester)

4409. Elementary Math/Science Education. 5-6 (Max. 6). [(none)<>WC] Includes content and pedagogy in teaching math/science in the elementary school. Addresses the following themes: curriculum; theory translated into instructional planning and practice; practices that promote effective learning; behavior and relationships; and teaching strategies. Prerequisites: 2.75 cumulative GPA; 2.5 content GPA; grade of C or better in EDST 3000; successful completion of specific content courses required in major; grade of C or better in EDST 3550; concurrent enrollment in EDEL 4109 and EDEL 4309. (Offered each semester)

4500 [EDUC 4500]. Residency in Teaching. 1-16 (Max. 24). Comprises the final professional academic semester of the teacher education program. A full-time residency, including a period of being intensively mentored and coached, a period of independent teaching and a period of team teaching. Available for S/U only. Cross listed with EDSE 4500 and EDEX 4500. Prerequisites: 2.75 cumulative GPA, 2.5 GPA in major content courses, completion of all content courses, successful completion of Phase IIIa specific pedagogy and practicum, complete review of the prospective teacher's record.

4740 [EDCI 4740]. Field Studies in _____. 1-12 (Max. 45). Explores the latest technologies involved in measuring and collecting data with technology instrumentation by which management decisions are made in production and agribusiness.  Focuses on the theme of applying and teaching precision agriculture principles to all phases of agricultural systems. Cross listed with EDSE 4740. Offered S/U only. Prerequisite: 6 hours of education. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4975 [EDCI 4975]. Independent Study. 1-3 (Max. 6). Primarily for upper-division students who can benefit from independent study with minimal supervision. Given to allow interested students to pursue specific aspects of curriculum and instruction. Cross listed with EDSE 4975. Prerequisites: 12 hours of education courses and consent of instructor.

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