Elementary Education

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

EDU 230 : Integrating Technology into Education

This course is an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of infusing technology into instruction. The focus is on lessons that integrate technology into various subject areas and grade levels. Basic instructional technology skills and knowledge are taught.

Credits 3

EDU 232 : Foundations of Education

The primary purpose of this course is to introduce students to the organization of schools and curriculum, the responsibilities of teachers/administrators, the history of American schools, the foundations of philosophical educational thought, the diverse populations, the integration of technology in lessons, the dispositions/professionalism, and discussion of/reflection on contemporary issues and problems. Public or private school field experience is a requirement of this course. Dispositions/professionalism is assessed during field experience. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course. All education majors must complete the Alabama State Department of Education background check before completing field experience hours.

Credits 3

EDU 235 : Expression Through the Arts

This course is designed to familiarize pre-candidates with various theories, techniques, skills and knowledge for teaching the fine arts in the elementary and secondary school. Emphasis is placed on the teaching of differing art media and musical expression. It is also an introduction to art and music history, as well as information concerning the physical development of the child.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Admission to Teacher Education. Public or private school field experience is a requirement of this course. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.

EDU 300 : Classroom Management

This course is an introduction to 6-12 classroom management techniques. Topics include physical space, behavioral norms, safety, time management, managing student work, and managing other special classroom needs.

Credits 3

EDU 310 : Test Taking Strategies

This course is designed to help students develop test taking strategies and study skills necessary for college and career success. Students will focus on reducing test anxiety, organizing cognition, and developing reading techniques to improve comprehension. Additionally, students will read myriad texts, actively respond to the texts, and practice taking licensure exams required for their specific majors. Emphasis will also be placed on reading for meaning, purpose, and speed.

Credits 1

EDU 330 : Educating Exceptional Children/Adolescents

This course provides an overview of exceptionalities found in the normal school population and of techniques, methods, and materials used in classrooms to assist students in reaching their full potential. Public or private school field experience is a requirement of this course. Dispositions/professionalism is assessed during field experience. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.

Credits 3

EDU 334 : Literature for Children and Youth

This course provides an overview of various types of literature for grades K-12 and methods of integrating it into the curriculum.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Education majors only.

EDU 420 : Senior Thesis in Education

This course will emphasize action research, a component of reflective practice and professional learning grounded on an ethical commitment to improving practice and actualizing educational values. Students are encouraged to demonstrate curiosity by examining something intriguing during field experiences through the spiraling tenets of action research: action, observation, and reflection. Using research techniques, technology, and presentation; students will better understand and improve teacher behaviors, learning outcomes, school improvement, curriculum, professional practice and the democratic principles of education.

Credits 2

Prerequisites

Junior and Senior standing only

EDU 422 : Tests and Measurements

This course provides an overview of various assessments and evaluation procedures used by teachers and various ways teachers identify learning objectives and measure mastery of outcomes. Teacher candidates will have opportunities to design a test based on their certification area and analyze test data. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.

Credits 2

Prerequisites

Admission to Teacher Education

EED 430 : Elementary Curriculum and Teaching

This course is a study of the elementary school curriculum, scope and sequence. Emphasis is given to classroom management, learning styles, current methods, materials, problems.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Admission to Teacher Education. Public or private school field experience is a requirement of this course. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.

EED 431 : Methods/Materials for Teaching Mathematics

This course is a survey of curriculum, materials and instructional methods for use in teaching math in grades K-6.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Admission to Teacher Education. Public or private school field experience is a requirement of this course. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.

EED 433 : Methods/Materials for Teaching Reading

In this course, practical applications are presented on various approaches to the teaching of reading readiness and reading in grades K-6.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Admission to Teacher Education. Public or private school field experience is a requirement of this course. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.

EED 434 : Methods/Materials for Teaching Language Arts

This course is a survey of the curriculum, materials and instructional methods used in teaching language arts in grades K-6.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Admission to Teacher Education. Public or private school field experience is a requirement of this course. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.

EED 435 : Methods/Materials for Teaching Social Studies

This course is a survey of the curriculum, materials and instructional methods used in teaching social studies in grades K-6.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Admission to Teacher Education. Public or private school field experience is a requirement of this course. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.

EED 436 : Diagnostic Reading

In this course, students learn to assess and evaluate reading skills and abilities of elementary children and utilize a variety of strategies for remediation.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Admission to Teacher Education. Public or private school field experience is a requirement of this course. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.

EED 437 : Methods/Materials of Teaching Science and Health

This course is a study of the science/health curriculum, materials and instructional methods used to teach science and health in grades K-6.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Admission to Teacher Education. Public or private school field experience is a requirement of this course. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.

EED 490 : Elementary Teacher Candidacy Internship (K-6)

This course provides supervised internship in Public or private schools for prospective teachers in grads K-

Credits 12

Prerequisites

Admission to Teacher Education and a GPA of at least 2.75 in all appropriate areas. Membership in the Student Alabama Education Association is required in order to take this course.