EDUC-Education

EDUC-Education

EDUC1100. Introduction to Teaching (1)

Exploration of the rewards and challenges of the teaching profession. Course includes discussion of current issues in education, a preview of the NNU education program, insights from enthusiastic educators and a 25-hour field experience at the grade level of the student's interest. Fees: Additional non-refundable technology fee required.

EDUC2094. Special Topics in Education (1-4)

An opportunity to study current issues in the field of education. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: Instructor approval. May be repeated for credit. 

EDUC2110. Educational Psychology (3)

A study of the psychological implications involved in the teaching-learning situation with emphasis on those psychological principles applicable to children ages 6-12 and adolescents 13-18. A variety of learning and developmental theories based on research from the field of psychology are covered. (See PSYC2110) 

EDUC2250. Cultural Diversity in Education (2)

A reflective exploration of race, privilege, and changing demographics in communities and schools.  Includes a focus on common beliefs held by teachers that may affect the achievement gap between white and minority students. Culturally relevant teaching practices will be developed to enhance learning opportunities for students of color. Course includes a 10-hour field experience.  Prerequisite: EDUC1100.  Fulfills a General Education Tier II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with CLST1002L Intercultural Lab.

EDUC2750. Technology in the Classroom (3)

This course is designed to help students gain an awareness of current and emerging educational and computer technologies and develop practical skills in integrating these technologies in educational settings.  The course focuses on helping students acquire the skills necessary to demonstrate technology proficiency based on the "Proficient" level of the current ISTE NETS-T standards.  Prerequisite: EDUC1100 or instructor approval.

EDUC2960. Field Experience (1)

An overview of lesson planning and domains of teaching.  During a 30-hour field experience students will teach and assist in a classroom. Prerequisite: EDUC1100. May be taken same semester as EDUC1100. 

EDUC3000. Mathematics Lab for Elementary Teachers (2)

Lab-oriented exploration of mathematical concepts to provide understanding of basic mathematical structures and strategies for the elementary teacher. Prerequisites: MATH2010, MATH2020. May be taken same semester as MATH2010, MATH2020.

EDUC3010. Teaching English in Secondary Schools (3)

This course introduces pre-service teachers to the fundamentals of theory and practice necessary to teach language arts to the secondary student.  Research based best practices of teaching grammar, writing, and literature will be emphasized.  Students will write and teach lesson plans.  Students are required to complete a 20-hour field experience.  (See ENGL3010)

EDUC3150. Education of Exceptional Children (3)

A survey of the characteristics and educational needs of students with learning challenges and those identified as gifted. Course emphasizes causes, incidence, and implications of disabilities and practical strategies for assisting all students to succeed in the regular classroom. Also included is information on special education law and individual educational plans as they apply to general education teachers. A 15-hour field experience is included. Prerequisites: EDUC2960; Admission to Teacher Education Program or instructor approval.  Exempt: Kinesiology Ed majors who take KINE3630.

EDUC3240. Classroom Management in Elementary Schools (3)

An in-depth study of classroom management principles and practices for elementary teachers. Focus is on equipping future teachers with knowledge and skills for effectively managing a classroom. Course explores motivation, classroom environment, minimizing management problems through proactive strategies, and systematically modifying inappropriate behavior. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. 

EDUC3250. Fundamentals of Reading (3)

An in-depth study of essential components necessary for developing literacy capabilities of elementary children. Focus includes research-based practices to develop word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. Course includes a 25-hour field experience in an elementary classroom during which the student observes the set up and administration of a reading program and participates in reading instruction. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. 

EDUC3260. Content Literacy in Elementary Classrooms (3)

An exploration of principles and strategies for helping elementary students acquire reading and writing skills essential for effective learning in subject areas. Emphasis is on helping future teachers design instruction that develops vocabulary concepts, enhances comprehension, and addresses the varying backgrounds and needs of elementary students as they interact with text. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. 

EDUC3310. Teaching English Language Learners (1)

Exploration of the unique cultural values of children and families whose primary language is not English and study of teaching strategies for helping all students to succeed. Course includes a 15-hour multicultural field experience. Prerequisites: EDUC1100; Admission to Teacher Education Program or instructor approval.  Fulfills a General Education Tier II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with CLST1002L Intercultural Lab.

EDUC3330. Teaching Art in the Elementary School (3)

Introduces elementary education majors to theoretical and practical experiences necessary for incorporating a discipline-based art education program into the elementary school curriculum. This course may include actual teaching experiences. (See ARDE3330) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Fees: Materials fee required. 

EDUC3340. Teaching Music in the Elementary School (2)

Study in the application of the principles, procedures, and objectives in school music in the primary and intermediate grades. Special emphasis is given to the basic elements of music and creativity as found in Orff and Kodaly as well as folk music of various cultures and traditions. (See MUSC3450, 3460) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. Corequisite: EDUC3750.

EDUC3350. Teaching School Health (2)

Designed to provide knowledge in three divisions of health education: healthful living, school health services, and health education. Recognition of health issues of children and adolescents (K-12) with opportunity to develop competencies in handling methods and teaching techniques. Includes a 20-hour field experience. (See KINE3350) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. Corequisites: EDUC3510, EDUC3750. 

EDUC3360. Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary Schools (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for students to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See KINE3360) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. Corequisites: EDUC3510, EDUC3750.  

EDUC3380. Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary Schools (2)

This course introduces students to the basic principles of physical education for children in grades kindergarten through six.  Emphasis will be on the development of systematic physical education programming.  Students will participate in simulated teaching experiences and/or field observations. (See KINE3380) 

EDUC3410. Content Literacy in Secondary Classrooms (3)

An exploration of principles and strategies for helping all students to access content materials presented in secondary classrooms. Course focuses on teaching content vocabulary, activating prior knowledge, effectively using text materials and graphic organizers to improve comprehension, and designing lesson plans that promote content literacy. Also included are strategies for making content comprehensible for English Language Learners and other at-risk students. A 15-hour multicultural field experience provides students with the opportunity to apply strategies in a setting reflecting diverse student needs. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification.  Fulfills a General Education Tier II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with CLST1002L Intercultural Lab.

EDUC3480. Designing and Implementing Effective Individualized Programs (3)

Strategies for creating and implementing a comprehensive IEP, including K-12 transition plans. Includes instruction on using computer-based IEP programs. Students will learn about the appropriate parts of Special Education laws related to IEP's and Transition.

EDUC3510. Teaching Methods in Secondary Classrooms (3)

An investigation of teaching methods and techniques appropriate for the secondary school classroom. Theoretical principles upon which teaching strategies are based and the principles of classroom management will be considered. Lesson and unit planning are included. Mini-teaching experiences are an integral part of this course. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; junior classification.  Corequisites: EDUC3750; Methods courses in teaching area or first and second teaching fields. Exempt - music majors who do not have a second teaching field. 

EDUC3530. Teaching Art in the Secondary School (3)

Examine pragmatic techniques and philosophical approaches necessary to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive discipline-based art education program at the secondary school level. Additionally, both historical and contemporary art education issues are examined, discussed, and evaluated. Includes opportunities for students to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See ARDE3530) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. Corequisites: EDUC3510, EDUC3750. 

EDUC3570. Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for students to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See MATH3010) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. Corequisites: EDUC3510, EDUC3750. 

EDUC3580. Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for students to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See HIST3580) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. Corequisites: EDUC3510, EDUC3750. 

EDUC3630. Teaching Foreign Language in the Secondary School (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for students to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See SPAN3630) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. Corequisites: EDUC3510, EDUC3750. 

EDUC3640. Teaching Science in the Secondary School (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for students to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See BIOL3640) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. Corequisites: EDUC3510, EDUC3750.

EDUC3650. Teaching Communication Studies in Secondary Schools (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to the subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for students to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See COMM3650) Prerequisite: Junior classification. Corequisites: EDUC3510, EDUC3750.

EDUC3750. Classroom Management in Secondary Schools (2)

An in-depth study of classroom management theory and application for secondary teachers. Focus is on equipping future teachers with knowledge and skills for effectively managing a classroom. Course explores motivation, classroom environment, minimizing management problems through proactive strategies and interpersonal skills, responding to minor and serious behavior problems, and systematically modifying inappropriate behavior. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior classification. Corequisites: EDUC3510; methods courses in teaching area or fields. 

EDUC3760. Diagnosis and Remediation: Mild to Moderate (2)

Strategies for using multiple sources of information to diagnose K-12 students' strengths and weaknesses.  Using this information, a remediation plan will be developed for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Candidates will learn how to utilize paraprofessionals to maximize learning. Course includes familiarization with community and school resources appropriate for these K-12 students. Field experience is a case study of one mild to moderate student from diagnosis to implementation of remediation plan.

EDUC3770. Diagnosis and Remediation: Severe to Profound (2)

Strategies for using multiple sources of information to diagnose K-12 students' strengths and weaknesses. Using this information, a remediation plan will be developed for students with severe to profound disabilities. Candidates will learn how to utilize paraprofessionals to maximize learning. Course includes familiarization with community and school resources appropriate for these K-12 students. Ten hours of field experience required. Field experience is a case study of one severe to profound student from diagnosis to implementation of remediation plan.

EDUC3870. Assessment of Students with Disabilities (3)

Course will focus on practical applications of assessment. Included are formal and informal assessments, including state approved Response to Intervention programs, Curriculum Based Measurements, and standardized assessments. The 15-hour field experience must involve observation of administration and analysis of formal/informal assessment in the K-12 setting.

EDUC3920. Foundations of Education (2)

Exploration of the historical, philosophical, social and legal foundations of the teaching profession. Purposes and challenges of education will be addressed in relationship to today's changing world. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Junior/Senior classification. 

EDUC3960. Field Experience (1)

An additional 30-hour field experience consisting of classroom observation and participation in lesson preparation and classroom presentations. Student assignments will be based on previous experience and individual needs. This course should not be taken the same semester as enrollment in EDUC2960, EDUC3150, EDUC3250 or EDUC3260. Prerequisites: EDUC1100, EDUC2750, EDUC2960; Instructor approval. May be repeated for credit. 

EDUC4280. Positive Behavioral Supports (2)

Strategies for analyzing student behavior and creating a plan for positive behavior change, which necessitates collaboration and coordination with general educators. Includes Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavioral Intervention Plan, Classroom Environmental Assessment and a 15 hour field experience.  

EDUC4300. Community and Family Facilitation (2)

Strategies for working with family advocates and other outside agencies. Also includes strategies for collaborating with parents or guardians of children with disabilities.

EDUC4440. Elementary Internship I (2)

Initial teaching experiences in full-day participation in an elementary classroom. Emphasis is on learning classroom routines, establishing classroom environment and rapport with students, and participating as a team member with a cooperating teacher and school staff. Prerequisites: Approval for intern year; Senior classification. Corequisites: EDUC4460, EDUC4540, EDUC4550, EDUC4810. 

EDUC4450. Elementary Internship II (11)

A continuation of full-day participation in an elementary classroom. Interns assume increased responsibility for standard-based instruction in all areas of the curriculum, including implementation of a content area unit of study. Interns experience immersion in all aspects of the elementary school setting, including instructional decision-making, accommodations for diverse learners, student assessment, classroom management, and professional development opportunities. The semester culminates with interns assuming full responsibility for the classroom. Weekly seminars are part of this experience.  Prerequisites: EDUC4440, EDUC4460, EDUC4540, EDUC4550, EDUC4810. Corequisite: EDUC4950. Fees: Additional fee required. 

EDUC4460. Assessment and Intervention in Reading (3)

An examination and application of research-based practices for using assessment to guide instruction in literacy. Included is a field experience in which the intern diagnoses literacy needs of a struggling reader and designs and delivers interventions to support that elementary student's literacy development. Prerequisites: Approval for intern year; Senior classification. Corequisites: EDUC4440, EDUC4540, EDUC4550, EDUC4810. 

EDUC4540. Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary Classroom (4)

A course of integrated study of teaching methodology encompassing elementary school social studies and language arts. Students design instruction to meet curriculum standards, devise accommodations for students with diverse needs, and plan assessment procedures to monitor student progress. A focus on unit and lesson planning, classroom environment, instruction, and professionalism equips students for the student teaching experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Department approval. Corequisite: EDUC4440, EDUC4460, EDUC4550, EDUC4810.

EDUC4550. Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom (4)

A study of teaching methodology encompassing elementary school science and mathematics. Students design instruction to meet curriculum standards, devise accommodations for students with diverse needs, and plan assessment procedures to monitor student progress. A focus on unit and lesson planning, classroom environment, instruction, and professionalism equips students for the student teaching experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program; Department approval. Corequisites: EDUC4440, EDUC4460, EDUC4540, EDUC4810. 

EDUC4580. Methods for Special Education (2)

Strategies for working in inclusive settings; collaborating and consulting with general educators on accommodations, interventions, and effective classroom strategies. Also includes strategies for teaching content in a special education setting and oversight of paraprofessionals. Includes legal information on determining Least Restrictive Environment.

EDUC4740. Student Teaching in Special Education (11)

Directed observation, participation, and responsible teaching under the supervision of a certified special education teacher and NNU supervisor. Weekly seminars are a part of this experience. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Admission to NNU Education program; Approval for student teaching. Corequisite: EDUC4950. Fees: Additional fee required.

EDUC4771. Philosophy of Christian Education (1)

Introductory examination of the nature and function of belief structures and how these belief structures impact the way one teaches in Christian schools.  Consideration and development of one's worldview.

EDUC4810. Elementary School Start-Up (1)

A fall field experience to acquaint the intern with practices for beginning the school year in an elementary school. Interns attend opening faculty meetings in the school and observe and assist the teacher during the first week of school. Materials and instructions for this course must be secured from the Director of Student Teaching three months in advance of the opening of school. Prerequisites: Approval for intern year; Senior classification. Corequisites: EDUC4440, EDUC4460, EDUC4540, EDUC4550.

EDUC4850. Secondary School Start-Up (1)

Attendance at the opening faculty meetings, assisting in the preparation for opening of school and observing and assisting the teacher in a regular public school classroom situation during the first week of school. This work is to be done in the fall before student teaching. Materials and instructions for this course must be secured from the Director of Student Teaching three months in advance of the opening of school. Prerequisites: Approval for student teaching; Senior classification. 

EDUC4860. Student Teaching in the Middle School/Junior High School (11)

Directed observation, participation, and responsible teaching conducted under the supervision of a middle school/junior high school teacher and NNU supervisor. Weekly seminars are a part of this program. Students participating in fall student teaching should plan to report to their assigned school the first day that the teachers report. Students participating in spring student teaching will need to complete a "school startup" experience in the fall before their student teaching. If possible, this start-up experience should be with their cooperating teacher. Prerequisites: Approval for student teaching; Senior classification; EDUC3410, EDUC3510, EDUC3750; Special methods courses. Corequisite: EDUC4950. Fees: Additional fee required. 

EDUC4870. Student Teaching in the Senior High School (11)

Directed observation, participation and responsible teaching conducted under the supervision of a senior high school teacher and NNU supervisor. Weekly seminars are a part of this program. Students participating in fall student teaching should plan to report to their assigned school the first day that the teachers report. Students participating in spring student teaching will need to complete a "school start-up" experience in the fall before their student teaching. If possible, this start-up experience should be with their cooperating teacher. Prerequisites: Approval for student teaching; Senior classification; EDUC3410, EDUC3510, EDUC3750; Special methods courses. Corequisite: EDUC4950. Fees: Additional fee required. 

EDUC4950. Seminar/Capstone (1)

Weekly reflection and discussion about changes in thinking and professional practice resulting from growth in teaching competency as it intersects with growth in the four university outcomes. Corequisites: Student teaching, Senior classification.