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2123 -- The Teaching Profession -- 3 credit hours
Provides an overview of formalized schooling: influence of cultural background and socioeconomic status on child development and learning; teacher ethics; legal issues; student diversity; and curriculum.  Includes a study of the historical movements of Western thought that have shaped contemporary educational theory and practice in the United States.  Students will analyze the underlying philosophical themes revealed in the current structure and content of primary, middle level, and secondary education.  Includes  field hours.  Course rotation: Fall and spring.

2203 -- Music Education P-5 -- 3 credit hours
Explores teaching methods and materials for classroom teachers in the elementary grades for integration of music into teaching strategies with emphasis given to multiple intelligence theory.  Music foundational concepts that pertain to pitch, rhythm, scales, harmony, and keyboard orientation are included.  Also listed as MUSI 2203.  Course rotation: Fall.

2243 -- Children's Literature -- 3 credit hours
Read and evaluate books and related materials for children in grades P- 5.  A review of the interests and needs of children at different ages.  Discussion of issues in children's reading.  Course rotation: Spring.

2614 -- Art Education P-5 -- 4 credit hours
Develops an increased understanding of visual art and applications for teaching art in elementary school classes.  Emphasis will be on experimentation with art media and development of skills for teaching and assessing creative problem-solving activities that are developmentally appropriate in appreciation, production, and integrated art lessons.  Includes field hours.  Also listed as ART 2614. ($20 lab fee).  Recommended for Art Education majors: ART 2164 and either ART 2733 or ART 2743.  Recommended for P-5 Education majors: ART 1003 and EDUC 3223.  Course rotation: Typically Fall.

2713 -- Introduction to Educational Technology -- 3 credit hours
Introduces the theory and practice of instructional technology from historical and pragmatic perspectives.  Studies the context and rationale for technology infusion in education, the definition of instructional technology, and its development in practice, the history of the field and current trends and issues.  Students develop competencies in educational technology appraisal, technologically mediated communication and research, and the selection, development and application of multimedia to instruction.  Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDUC 2123.  Course rotation: Fall and spring.

3123 -- Principles of Lifelong Learning -- 3 credit hours
A study of psychology's role in the understanding of human growth and development and its effect on learning.  Students will become conversant with prevalent learning theories, experimental findings, and other data applicable to teaching and learning in the education profession.  Students will integrate and apply the course knowledge base through case studies and application in P-12 educational settings.  Prerequisite: PSYC 1003 and admission to the Teacher Education program.  Course rotation: Fall and spring.  General Education: Intermediate -- Engaged Local & Global Citizenship.

3143 -- The Exceptional Learner -- 3 credit hours
A study of the social, psychological, and physiological aspects of diverse student needs in the classroom that include learning disabilities, the gifted, and the visually, aurally, physically, emotionally, and neurologically challenged. A major focus of the course is differentiation of instruction and accommodating the needs of learners.  In the field hours, education candidates will work collaboratively with the classroom teacher in assisting student learning.  Prerequisite: PSYC 1003 and admission to the Teacher Education program. Course rotation: Fall and spring.

3223 -- Teaching Reading & Language Arts P-5 -- 3 credit hours
Reading/language arts methods, materials, and media for grades P-5 are presented with special emphasis on theories of reading acquisition and development, multi-cultural experiences, and computer use in language arts and reading.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program and EDUC 3413.  Course rotation: Spring.  General Education: Intermediate -- Inquiry & Analysis.

3233 -- Methods/Materials P-5 Mathematics -- 3 credit hours
Evaluate materials and techniques in teaching children arithmetic, with emphasis on the organization of subject matter, activities involved in arithmetic, and diagnosis and remedial instruction.  Computer software designed for mathematics instruction will be applied and evaluated. Includes field hours.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program and MATH 2213.  Course rotation: Fall.

3303 -- Adolescent Psychology -- 3 credit hours
Study of developmental processes, behavior, and thinking of children during adolescence.  Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and junior standing or instructor's permission.  Course rotation: Fall.

3313 -- Literature for Grades 5-9 -- 3 credit hours
Read and evaluate books and related materials for children in grades 5-9.  Identification and discussion of the types of children's literature.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisites: EDUC 3403 or EDUC 3413.  Course rotation: Spring.  

3403 -- Fundamentals of Secondary Education -- 3 credit hours
Introduces the historical role and contemporary practices of secondary education in U.S. society. Topics include: theories underlying secondary curriculum and instruction, generic teaching methods, issues in student diversity, and instructional technology.  Students develop competencies in standards-based lesson/unit planning and lesson presentation.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisite: EDUC 2123.  Course rotation: Fall and spring.  General Education: Intermediate -- Communication.

3413 -- Fundamentals of Elementary & Middle Grades Education -- 3 credit hours
Principles, problems, materials, media, and techniques involved in teaching speaking, listening, and writing skills in the elementary and middle schools are explored.  Students develop competencies in standards-based lesson/unit planning and lesson presentation.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisite: EDUC 2123.  Course rotation: Fall and spring.  General Education: Intermediate -- Communication.

3523 -- Reading & Writing in the Content Areas 5-9, 8-12 & P-12 -- 3 credit hours
Establishes methods and techniques for incorporating literacy instruction in the content teaching of middle and high school teachers.  Includes an overview of the reading and writing processes and discusses the application of literacy principles to the content areas.  Literacy needs of diverse learners in closing the achievement gap is also addressed in order to prepare students for literacy requirements outlined in the common core College and Career Readiness Standards.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program, EDUC 3403, and junior standing.  Course rotation: Fall.  General Education: Intermediate -- Inquiry & Analysis.

3624 -- Art Education 6-12 -- 4 credit hours
Provides Preparation for teaching middle and high school art classes.  Topics will include examining the philosophical roots of art education; planning of verbal and visual activities; approaches to teaching and preparations for students; promoting creativity and reflection, diversity and interdisciplinary connections; teaching art criticism and history; and addressing national standards and teacher competencies.  Studio and writing intensive activities are required.  Includes field hours.  Also listed as ART 3624.  Prerequisites: ART 1214, ART 2164, and ART 2614, or instructor's permission.  Course rotation: Offered as needed.

4103 -- Measurement & Assessment in Education -- 3 credit hours
A pragmatic approach to the study of educational tests and measurement that explains essential psychometric concepts and their application in the classroom. Includes a thorough discussion of performance and portfolio assessments as well as how to assess special needs students.  Examines construction, selection, administration, interpretation, and utilization of evaluation techniques and instruments, including statistical interpretations.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.  Course rotation: Fall and spring.

4243 -- Methods/Materials P-5 Science -- 3 credit hours
Includes interpreting children's science experiences and guiding development of their scientific concepts, and a briefing of science content material and its use for children.  Computer software designed for science instruction will be applied and evaluated.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program and EDUC 3413.  Course rotation: Spring.

4253 -- Methods/Materials P-5 Social Studies -- 3 credit hours
Explores the development of methods, materials, and principles of instructional strategies for teaching social studies in elementary schools.  Computer software designed for social studies instruction will be applied and evaluated.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program and EDUC 3413.  Course rotation: Fall.  General Education: Intermediate -- Application & Integration of Knowledge.

4263 -- Classroom Management P-5 & P-12 -- 3 credit hours
Capstone course designed to develop techniques for establishing rules and procedures used in establishing and maintaining a safe learning environment.  Included are discipline strategies and an introduction to the Kentucky Teacher Internship program.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program, EDUC 3403, EDUC 3413, and second semester junior standing.  Course rotation: Fall and Spring.

4333 -- Curriculum & Methodology in the Middle Grades -- 3 credit hours
Study of the philosophies and organization of instruction in the middle grades, methods for the teaching majors, discipline strategies, and classroom management techniques.  Includes field hours. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program, EDUC 3413 or EDUC 3523, and junior standing.  Course rotation: Spring.  General Education: Intermediate -- Application & Integration of Knowledge.

4433 -- Curriculum & Methodology in Secondary Schools -- 3 credit hours
An in-depth study of discipline-specific principles of secondary curriculum and instruction.  Topics include theory and standards organizing disciplinary scope and sequence, preparation of activities, lessons and unit plans, micro-teaching, and the study and application of integrative principles and techniques.  Students develop competencies in disciplinary curriculum design and expand repertoire of assessment and instructional strategies appropriate to their content area.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program, EDUC 3403 or EDUC 3523, andsecond semester junior standing.  Course rotation: Spring.  General Education: Intermediate -- Application & Integration of Knowledge.

4463 -- Classroom Management 5-9 & 8-12 -- 3 credit hours
Acquaints the student with classroom organization, discipline strategies, and classroom management techniques.  Designed as a culminating experience prior to student teaching that prepares students for effective classroom management in rural/small-school settings.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program and EDUC 3403 or EDUC 3413 and second semester junior standing.  Course rotation: Fall and spring.

4600 -- Supervised Student Teaching -- 12 credit hours
The student-teacher is expected to observe systematically expert teaching and to engage, under supervision, in the conduct of class sessions.  The student-teacher also is expected to acquire skills in, and familiarity with, the co-curricular activities of a teacher.  Personal and group conferences and systematic supervision by faculty members are part of this requirement.  Open only to students who have been approved for this part of the program.  ($150 student teaching fee)  Corequisite: EDUC 4603.  Course rotation: Fall and spring.  General Education: Mastery -- Communication; Mastery -- Inquiry & Analysis; Mastery -- Engaged Local & Global Citizenship; Mastery -- Application & Integration of Knowledge.

4603 -- Practicum -- 3 credit hours
Taken during the student teaching semester to study curriculum, methods, media, computer software materials, and instructional procedures in the content areas in secondary education with an emphasis on field experience.  Corequisite: EDUC 4600.  Course rotation: Fall and spring.

 

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