Elementary Education (EDEL)
Identifying and understanding the various components of the elementary environment through the practice of inquiry through field-based experiences.
Examining and practicing a variety of approaches that connect the content of different elementary school subjects.
Identifying and understanding the roles of elementary teachers through the practice of inquiry through field-based experiences.
To assist prospective teachers of young children in the development of a second language and multicultural learning activities. Practicum sessions are an integral part.
Cross-listed course: FORL 510
Reinforces the science background of prospective and practicing elementary teachers. Innovations are examined. Emphasis is placed on methods, materials, community resources, and evaluation procedures.
Curriculum and pedagogy for mathematics topics taught in grades 3 through 8.
Instructional approaches and materials for teaching elementary school mathematics, grades 4-6. This course cannot be applied to a graduate degree in the elementary education program.
Fundamentals of social studies education in the elementary/middle school.
Internship for practice in classrooms appropriate to elementary education related to curriculum design and assessment.
Field experience that emphasizes planning lessons that actively engage students in learning.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Internships
Analysis of a developmental approach to teaching children under the age of 9.
Analysis of the concepts and skills of arithmetic in the school mathematics curriculum; exploration of diagnostic-prescriptive teaching methods.
Examine the content, goals, and methods of teaching language arts in elementary and middle school.
Theoretical and pedagogical approaches to Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy (CSP)—curriculum design tools and instructional strategies that reflect the diversity of students’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds in elementary classrooms. Masters of Arts in Teaching for Elementary Education Majors.
An investigation of the beliefs and practices of high quality instructional methods and materials designed to teach elementary readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists and social scientists. Individual content area instruction will be addressed as well as strategies for genuine integration across the curriculum. Special attention will be devoted to teaching diverse populations including English Language Users, in culturally responsive ways.
Critical study of the modern elementary school curriculum.
A course designed to examine the internal facets of the elementary school, including the library; health, guidance, and other pupil personnel services; curriculum revision; elementary school procedures; and pupil accounting.
A careful examination of the persistent problems of elementary schools (grouping, promotions, etc.) and the best solutions in terms of research findings and expert opinion.
An overview of the development of the middle school, history, purposes, and organization and an in-depth analysis of middle school organization and curriculum. The characteristics of middle school students, methods of evaluating students, and the overall curricular program are also considered.
The study and practice of social studies education for elementary students focusing on appropriate content, goals and methods.
The study and practice of science education for elementary students focusing on appropriate content, goals and methods.
Analysis of the school curriculum and instructional methods in the designated areas of mathematics; exploration of appropriate outcomes on instruction.
The selection of teaching procedures and instructional materials used to teach social studies in the elementary/middle school.
Writing instruction in relation to the developmental characteristics of children through preadolescence.
Students will synthesize their graduate studies for a master’s degree in elementary education. 24 semester hours of credit earned as specified on the master’s degree program of study.
Internship for practice in elementary classrooms (grades 2-6) related to curriculum design, assessment, interactive teaching, and professional roles. MAT in Elementary Education majors.
Seminar for students seeking initial certification. Consideration of principles and theories of curriculum development and strategies to translate curriculum into personal classroom practice.
Seminar on the relationship between different models of teaching and the cognitive, affective, social, and psychological outcomes of instruction.
Study of curriculum models and instructional theory underlying elementary and/or middle school science programs.
Examination of programs, content, and methods of teaching writing, speaking, reading and listening to grades 1-8 in the light of current research and theory in language learning.