Professional Education

 

Professional education courses are required for all teacher certification programs and include a Professional Trimester (student teaching). Students seeking certification in art, physical education, music, or education of the deaf must enroll in both EDUC 4305 and EDUC 4405. Early childhood and elementary certification require EDUC 4310; secondary areas require EDUC 4410.

 

COURSE LISTINGS in PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

1002 COLLEGE READING AND STUDY SKILLS
To help the student improve basic reading rate, comprehension, techniques, concentration, vocabulary, flexibility, and purpose. 2 hours

 

2002 ORIENTATION TO TEACHING
Orientation to education, including a survey of the historical development of education and current educational trends. 2 hours

 

2011 DIRECTED FIELD EXPERIENCES I
Directed observation and limited participation in instructional environments (minimum: 20 clock hours) with emphasis on developing generic teaching skills and understanding roles of the teacher in instructional environment. Prerequisite: EDUC 2002 or successful completion of 30 hours of college credit. 1 hour

 

2022 EDUCATION OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
Survey course concerning all types of exceptional children and instruction on identifying children with learning disabilities, mental retardation, and sensory impairment. Emphasis on methods and techniques of identification, teaching, and resource assistance available to teachers. 2 hours

 

2103 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & LEARNING (Not required for Early Childhood Education)
Study of human growth and development from birth to late adulthood, with emphasis on progression of human development and its application to instructional processes. 3 hours

 

3102 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Study of application of psychology to the instructional process, with emphasis on various learning theories and the learning process from birth to adulthood. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education. 2 hours

 

3203 SCHOOL AND SOCIETY
Foundations underlying the development of American education with emphasis on cultural pluralism as it relates to American education; special attention to community and parental relations. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education. 3 hours

 

3211 DIRECTED FIELD EXPERIENCES II
Directed observation and active participation in instructional environments (minimum: 25 clock hours). Emphasis on development of generic teaching skills and directed experiences with children and youth. Prerequisites: EDUC 2002, EDUC 2011, and admission to Teacher Education. Co-requisite: enrollment in EDUC 3203. 1 hours

 

3343 EDUCATIONAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
Introductory survey course dealing with educational media designed to develop understanding and familiarity with media hardware and software used in public schools. Special emphasis on media production, operation, selection, use, and evaluation techniques of wide range of educational media, particularly microcomputers. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. 3 hours

 

3443 CHILD DEVELOPMENT (Early Childhood Majors Only)
Study of children from conception through adolescence, including physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development. Additional emphasis will be placed on physical and emotional health. Required observation and participation in the USAO Child Development Center. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education. 3 hours

 

4305 PROFESSIONAL TRIMESTER/STUDENT TEACHING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Directed observation and teaching under supervision and guidance in elementary school. Prerequisites: admission to Teacher Education, successful completion of English Proficiency requirement, and approval to student teach. 5 hours

 

4310 PROFESSIONAL TRIMESTER/STUDENT TEACHING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Directed observation and teaching under supervision and guidance of experienced teachers in elementary school. Prerequisites: admission to Teacher Education, successful completion of English Proficiency requirement, andapproval to student teach. 10 hours

 

4405 PROFESSIONAL TRIMESTER/STUDENT TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Directed observation and teaching under supervision and guidance in secondary school. Prerequisites: admission to Teacher Education, successful completion of English Proficiency requirement, and approval to student teach. 5 hours

 

4410 PROFESSIONAL TRIMESTER/STUDENT TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Directed observation and teaching under supervision and guidance in secondary school. Prerequisites: admission to Teacher Education, successful completion of English Proficiency requirement, and approval to student teach. 10 hours

 

4442 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION THEORY
Comprehensive study of the theoretical principles and techniques of classroom management and evaluation. Prerequisites: admission to Teacher Education and completion of 90 hours. 2 hours

 

4542 APPLIED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Application of principles and techniques of classroom management and evaluation. Emphasis on effective decision-making in classroom environments. Attention also given to career issues such as job search techniques and professionalism. Co-requisites: EDUC4305 and 4405, or EDUC 4310 or EDUC 4410 Pre-requisites: admission to Teacher Education, EDUC 4442, and Approval to Student Teach. 2 hours

 

4633 SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY IN THE SCHOOL (Speech Pathology Majors Only)
A course designed to prepare pre-service speech-language pathologists for independent organization and management of speech/language programs both in public schools and other clinical settings. 3 hours