Course Descriptions

312 PRACTICUM IN LITERACY (K-6) 

3 semester hours

 

A course designed to provide experiences for the pre-service teacher in the teaching of literacy and diagnosing difficulties with literacy skills on the K-6 level. Emphasis is placed on the causes of learning disabilities that affect literacy development and achievement, diagnostic instruments, standard and informal assessment procedures, report writing, and materials and methods of literacy instruction. Candidates will work with individual students and small groups in the public school classroom. 3-1-3 (A materials fee will be charged for this class.) (Fall and Spring)

An iPad and a Teachscape Mini Kit are required for this course.


Prerequisite: EDU 302


Prerequisite: EDU 250 with grade of C or better.


 

350 DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN 21ST CENTURY SCHOOLS

4 semester hours

A course designed to assist developing teacher candidates with the articulation and recognition of positive learning environments for the wide variety of diverse students present in 21st century schools. This diversity includes cultural, socio-economic, environmental, social, physical, academic, behavioral, and linguistic individual differences among students. Given these individual differences, candidates’ articulations would include high expectations for individuals, understanding of various resources for meeting individual needs (including the use of support specialists), and understanding strategies for enhancing communication between and among home and school environments. 3-1-4 (Fall and Spring)

Prerequisite: EDU 250 with grade of C or better.