2007–2008 Education / Teacher Education Courses

EDUC

201

Discovering Creativity through Multiple Intelligences

(2)

This course is an exploration of creativity and discovering multiple personal strengths! What is creativity? What are multiple intelligences? This class is designed to involve students in the process of discovering their own preferential styles and their creative selves. The focus will be three-fold: exploring a variety of theories of the creative process and how it is affected by individual intelligences; considering creative people and their lives; and creating products that incorporate our own creativity using various specific intelligences. We will discover and develop personal strategies that encourage and promote creative thinking and production. It is an opportunity to look at your own creativity and personal strengths in order to enhance learning and life.

 

EDUC

205

Service Learning in Salt Lake

(2)

Students will learn about the process of service learning as a means of understanding the connection between their field of endeavor and the diverse needs of their community. To further understand these needs, students will spend a minimum of eight hours providing service to individuals or agencies. Students will make connections between their own field and community service through in class activities and personal reflection.

 

EDUC

220

Math for ECE and ELED Teachers I

(3)

This course is a concept-oriented exploration of number and early algebraic reasoning in relation to children’s learning. The emphasis is on developing conceptual and relational understanding of number and number theory, arithmetic operations and their properties, and models for teaching these concepts in the early childhood and elementary classrooms. Students will examine how the concepts of number and operations connect and grow across the K–8 grade levels. Prerequisite: MATH 141 with C or better.

 

EDUC

221

Math for ECE and ELED Teachers II

(3)

This course is a concept-oriented exploration of geometry, measurement, probability, and data analysis topics in relation to children’s learning. The emphasis is on developing conceptual and relational understandings of these topics from an informal and hands-on perspective. Students will examine how many of the concepts related to these topics develop from the early and elementary children’s natural explorations. Prerequisite: MATH 141 with C or better.

 

EDUC

250

Introduction to ECE/ELED Teaching

(3)

In this course, you will learn how students’ diverse cultural and developmental needs impact teaching and learning. Students will design integrated, thematic curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for all early childhood (kindergarten – third grade) and elementary (first – sixth grade) school students. Multiple forms of assessment ranging from informal to formal will be addressed as the driving force for curriculum design. Family-to-school relationships are addressed with emphasis on building multilingual and cross-cultural connections. Emphasis will be given to understanding the roles early childhood educators play in recognizing, addressing, and potentially referring students with special needs.

 

EDUC 300 Special Topics (1–4)
Timely topics in education are presented as appropriate to students’ needs and curricula.
 
EDUC 302 Foundations of Education (4)
Students learn the basic tools of philosophical, historical, and sociological inquiry for answering questions about the traditions in education. Students observe in schools for fifteen clock hours and have the opportunity to evaluate teaching as a career choice, apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program, and begin a teacher education portfolio. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or consent of instructor and must pass the writing and language usage test.
 
EDUC 303 Teaching with Technology (2)
Overview of computer systems and evaluation of hardware and software based on their direct application to classroom instruction. Teaching methods particular to presentation and Internet media applications are explored and evaluated in actual classroom practice. Prerequisite: LE computer literacy requirement.
 
EDUC 304 ECE/ELED Child Development Lab (1)
Through providing hands-on experience with children, this class seeks to complement concepts taught in Child Development (PSYC 301) and Introduction to Early Childhood and Elementary Education (EDUC 250). This field experience brings developmental and educational theories to life through service learning projects in a wide range of educational settings across our community. Students’ multiple perspectives will shape and be shaped by their peers as they meet weekly to discuss their work and observations in the wide range of contexts represented by the group: multicultural, multi-age, private, public, charter, Title I, and special education.
 
EDUC 305 Classroom Management (3)
Designed for the management of the classroom at any level. Areas include: discipline, record keeping, interpersonal relationships, classroom environment, cooperative learning, learner motivation, and parental involvement.
 
EDUC 315 Learning Theory (3)
Students examine, integrate, and apply principles of learning and developmental theories to classroom environments. Includes related behaviorist, cognitive, and developmental theorists. Prerequisites: PSYC 105.
 
EDUC 320 Education in a Diverse Society (3)
Explores strategies for effecting positive experiences for all students. Diverse barriers in education are examined through the issues of gender, culture, and exceptionalities. Strategies are examined for increasing sensitivity and implementations in the classroom.
 
EDUC 330 Secondary Instructional Planning and Techniques (3)
Principles and practices of secondary school teaching. Included are instructional methodologies, techniques, strategies, and approaches that are workable in today’s middle and high schools. Co-requisite: EDUC 331.
 
EDUC 331 Secondary: Field Experience/Portfolio Development (1–2)
Two field experiences in accredited public or private schools (grades 6–12) to develop clinical skills by implementing strategies in classrooms. The first field experience should be taken concurrently with EDUC 330. The second experience in the teaching minor should be taken concurrently or after completion of the minor methods course. Students with a Special Education minor will be exempt from the second field placement. Students are required to spend 30 clock hours in their placements for each registered credit and to attend regularly scheduled seminars that include portfolio development. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.
 
EDUC 341 Language Arts Methods (3)
Principles, methods, and materials for teaching the Language Arts. Emphasis on the interrelatedness of the language process and important derivatives, such as reading, writing, and discussion across the curriculum. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement.
 
EDUC 342 Science Methods (3)
Principles, methods, and materials for teaching science in the elementary school. Scope and sequence of science concepts include life sciences, physical sciences, and other sciences using inquiry oriented teaching and learning. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 368.
 
EDUC 343 Reading Foundations I (3)
Methods and materials for the teaching of reading for kindergarten through grade three. The students must select one of the following courses: EDUC 354, 355. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement.
 
EDUC 344 Creative Arts Methods (3)
Introduction to the methods, materials, and media for creative arts instruction. Involves how to teach appreciation of the arts, music, movement, and production in the arts. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement.
 
EDUC 345 Reading in the Secondary School (2)
Methods and materials for teaching reading in the content areas. Included are study skills, informal assessment, readability of materials, and other skills to ensure success in the content areas.
 
EDUC 346 Social Studies Methods (3)
Principles, methods, and materials for teaching social studies in the elementary school. Scope and sequence of social studies concepts include geography, history, economics, community, state and national governments. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement.
 
EDUC 351 Reading Foundations II (3)
Methods and materials for the teaching of reading for elementary grades one through six. The student must select at least one of the following courses: EDUC 354, 355, 356. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement.
 
EDUC 354 Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties (1)
Formal and informal assessment of individual student’s reading ability and interpretation of the results. Includes evaluation and readability of materials. Prerequisite or co-requisite: EDUC 343 or 351.
 
EDUC 355 Literature-Based Reading Instruction (1)
The use of literature to develop or support the reading curriculum, to teach or reinforce reading skills, and to introduce students to a variety of good and enjoyable books. Prerequisite or co-requisite: EDUC 343 or 351.
 
EDUC 356 Study Skills in the Content Area (1)
Learning how-to-learn skills that enable students to become self-reliant learners and readers and to cope with content area materials. For teachers of grades three through six. Prerequisite or co-requisite: EDUC 351.
 
EDUC 360 ECE/ELED: Portfolio Development (2)
Creation, development, refinement, and presentation of students’ professional teaching portfolios. Offered on a credit/no credit basis.
 
EDUC 361 Healthy Life Styles (1)
Methods and techniques for implementing physical education, health, and wellness for the elementary classroom.
 
EDUC 362 Physical Education Methods (1)
Methods and techniques for teaching elementary physical education.
 
EDUC 368 Math Methods for K–8 Teachers (3)
This course examines current directions in how students learn mathematics in order to promote thinking about best practices for teaching K–8 children mathematics. The emphasis is on understanding a variety of instructional practices, assessment strategies, and curriculum development to plan for effective teaching and learning. Students will also spend a minimum of 20 hours working with children in a public school setting. Prerequisites: EDUC 220 and 221 and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 342.
 
EDUC 372 Instructional Technology (3)
Focuses on methods and techniques of instructional technology in the classroom or workplace. Includes software applications, webpage construction, exploring the uses of digital video and instructional multimedia presentations. Enrollment in corporate adult learning certificate cohort required.
 
EDUC 401 Directed Studies (1–4)
A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the Education Program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and school dean.
 
EDUC 416, 417, 418, 419 Early Childhood/Elementary, Secondary, Elementary, Early Childhood Student Teaching Seminar (2,2,2)
Student teachers meet four times on campus throughout the duration of the student teaching semester. In-depth discussion and reading enable students to acquire and refine skills needed by all professional teachers. Topics include parent relationships, student assessment and grades, professional growth and collaboration with colleagues, and other issues. Visits from practicing experts from the profession are included also. Case studies and portfolios are presented and explored. Offered on a credit/no credit basis.
 
EDUC 470 Secondary Student Teaching (5 or 10)
Mentored classroom experience under the supervision of a certificated secondary teacher. Placement requires observations of, participation in, and direct responsibility for classroom work and conferences with the mentor teacher. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 417. There is a $100 student teaching fee. Offered on a credit/no credit basis. (Students with certificates at other levels may need only five hours; all other students must have ten hours. For more information, please contact the Education Office.)
 
EDUC 480 Elementary Student Teaching (4 or 10)
Mentored classroom experience under the supervision of a certificated elementary teacher. Placement requires observation of, participation in, and direct responsibility for classroom work and conferences with the mentor teacher. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 418. There is a $100 student teaching fee. Offered on a credit/no credit basis. (Students with certificates at other levels may need only five hours; all other students must have ten hours. For more information, please contact the Education Office.)
 
EDUC 490 Early Childhood Student Teaching (4 or 10)
Mentored classroom experience under the supervision of a certificated elementary teacher. Placement requires observation of, participation in, and direct responsibility for classroom work and conferences with the mentor teacher. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 419. There is a $100 student teaching fee. Offered on a credit/no credit basis. (Students with certificates at other levels may need only five hours; all other students must have ten hours. For more information, please contact the Education Office.)