420 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


 420-243 EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY  GI/Diversity     3 cr
Designed to prepare students to teach in settings with diverse student populations. Attention will be directed to major issues confronting education, the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds, and an analysis of the role of the teacher in a pluralistic society.
Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 439-210 or 489-210 and 423-212 or 423-222.

LIBRARY/MEDIA (422)

422-201 INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING SYSTEM IN EDUCATIONAL MEDIA (ILSEM) 1 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. ILSEM is a modular individualized learning system designed to present students with explanatory and hands-on practical experiences at the introductory level with classroom technologies for print, graphics and visual communication, and related web-based resources.

 422-343/543 ADOLESCENT LITERATURE AND RELATED MEDIA 3 cr
Designed primarily to acquaint the student with books and nonprint media which appeal to the adolescent interest. Emphasis will be placed on adolescent human growth and development, reading interests and principles of selection. Open as an elective.
Prereq: Soph st.

422-350/550 REFERENCE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY 3 cr
Basic reference theory and the strategies and tools useful in manual and electronic reference service.
Prereq: Jr st.

422-351/551 BUILDING MEDIA COLLECTIONS 3 cr
Principles of building and managing collections for all types of libraries. Study of tools used in selection and ensuring access to information for particular purposes and populations. Emphasis will be placed on supporting intellectual freedom.
Prereq: Jr st.

422-434/634 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3 cr
An introduction to instructional technology as it relates to present and future curriculum objectives. Basic techniques for operating traditional and computer enhanced audiovisual equipment, and producing graphic, projected and electronic media are developed, including simple use of video systems, desktop publishing and hypermedia for the classroom and media center.
Prereq: Jr st or above.

422-438/638 TEACHING AND LEARNING VIA VIDEO AND ACROSS DISTANCES 3 cr
As our technological capabilities grow, education is no longer bounded by the four walls of the classroom. We can now connect students, teachers, and experts around the state and across the world. With these new capabilities arises the question as to how best enhance learning when students, teachers, and resources may be widely dispersed geographically in distributed learning environments. This class will introduce you to the strategies and technologies of distance education from creating and editing videotapes usable in many locations to connecting learners via two-way interactive video conferencing systems.

422-440/640 DEVELOPING LIBRARY/MEDIA SKILLS 3 cr
This course is designed to support development of effective information and technology literacy skills in library users and integration of those skills into the curriculum.

422-441/641 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN THE LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER 3 cr
This course prepares students to identify, critically select and use available library hardware and software through the process of analysis of needs, design and evaluation of currently available systems and services.
Prereq: 422-434/634 or cons instr.

422-451/651 CLASSIFICATION AND CATALOGING 3 cr
Introduction to the organization of information. Study of the principles governing basic methods of descriptive cataloging and intellectual access to print, non-print and electronic materials and information sources. Emphasis is on the Dewey Decimal Classification, MARC records, electronic tools, Sears subject headings and metadata.
Prereq: Junior standing.

422-454/654 LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER ADMINISTRATION 3 cr
Organization and administration of libraries and school media centers. Includes the study of library objectives and the theory and practice of acquiring, processing, disseminating, housing and accessing all types of educational materials. Emphasis is on planning, leadership and the changing roles and responsibilities of the library media professional.
Prereq: Jr st.

422-494 SEMINAR 2 cr
An advanced course of study which may involve original research or the study of materials in a particular area appropriate to librarianship studied under an instructor of the department.
May be retaken. Prereq: Jr or sr st.

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY DEVELOPMENT (423)

423-212 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 cr
This course is designed primarily for secondary school teachers. Among the areas considered are the psychology of teaching, learning theories, memory, development, intelligence, creativity, individual differences, motivation, and classroom management.
Coreq: EDFOUND 243 and EDFNDPRC 210, Pass two portions of PPST and 2.75 GPA.

423-222 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3 cr
A developmental study of the child from conception to the onset of puberty, including physical, psychosocial and cognitive growth.
Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 439-210 or 489-210 and 420-243.

 423-322/522 PRESCHOOL CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3 cr
A study of theory and principles of development and learning from conception to age eight; techniques of observing and the role of play in development.
Prereq: Soph st. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

 423-474/674 INCREASING STUDENT MOTIVATION TO LEARN 3 cr
This course is designed to help educators gain an understanding of the cognitive, and social-emotional needs of students, analyze educational practices that may undermine the fulfillment of these needs in traditional classrooms, and explore structural changes and instructional strategies that support the needs of all students, thereby increasing their motivation to learn in school.
Prereq: Admission to Professional Education.

423-478/678 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3 cr
Adolescent Development acquaints students with the major theories related to adolescent development and helps students interpret the theories in ways which are meaningful in understanding and working with adolescents. Focus is on the changes of adolescence with special attention given to the biological, cognitive, social and emotional systems.
Prereq: Pass two portions of PPST or professional ed admission or consent of Department Chair.

423-481/681 HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING 3 cr
This course is designed to help educators comprehend and apply the fundamental psychological principles underlying the teacher-learning process. Among the areas considered are motivation, classroom management, instructional applications, individual differences and creativity.
Prereq: Pass two portions of PPST or professional ed admission or consent of Department Chair.

 MEASUREMENT AND RESEARCH (424)

424-423 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3 cr
A study of principles and techniques used to evaluate pupil progress in physical education through a survey of available testing instruments and the use of elementary statistics.
Prereq: Jr or sr st. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

424-424/624 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3 cr
This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders, and elementary education majors. It includes testing, measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems.
Prereq: Jr or sr st. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

424-425/625 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL3 cr
This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders and secondary education majors. It includes testing , measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts and subject areas. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems specific to the secondary school setting.
Prereq: Jr or sr st. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

424-482/682 EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS 3 cr
This course is designed for students at the senior or graduate level who find it necessary to be an educated consumer of statistical information. This is designed to be a first course on this topic. Major areas of study include gathering/organizing data, probability, inferential techniques (t-test, ANOVA, follow-up tests, correlation, and repression), non-parametric techniques (chi-square test), and single subject designs.

 SPECIALIZED STUDIES (426)

426-490/690 EDUCATION WORKSHOP 1-6 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits in major/degree.

 426-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

426-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: Sponsorship of instructor and permission of dept.

 HUMANISTIC STUDIES (428)

428-472/672 MODELS OF A CCELERATED CLASSROOM LEARNING 3 cr
This course is intended to instruct teachers how to use the latest "whole brain" learning theories and techniques in the classroom. It will employ accelerated learning, whole brain instruction, positive and holographic learning.

428-475/675 UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR 3 cr
Designed to give students an opportunity to discuss the various theoretical approaches to handling disruptive behavior in the classroom and to apply these approaches to actual problem situations. Emphasis will also be placed on the prevention of behavior problems through the development of effective classroom procedures. Recommended for all Education majors.

 PRACTICUM (429)

429-210    OBSERVATION & PARTICIPATION    1-3 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. This course prepares students for Directed Teaching. It includes participation in the classroom situation under the guidance of a supervising teacher. Repeatable.
Prereq: 423-212 or 423-222 or concurrent enrollment and 420-243 or concurrent enrollment; student must have passed at least two sections of the PPST, and must have achieved a 2.40 grade point average based on at least 12 credits of course work or consent of department.

429-411 LIBRARY PRACTICE 2 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis only. Planned to supply actual experience in area libraries to blend theory and practice for library media minors who do not intend to become school librarians.
Prereq: 422-350, 422-351, 422-451, 422-454 or cons instr.

429-492 FIELD STUDY 1-6 cr
Studies designed to increase the student's understanding of an area of library media by reading and travel under the direction of a member of the department. Area of concentration to be approved by the chairperson of the department.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Jr st or cons instr.

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