COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION (430)

430-215 METHODS OF TEACHING ART IN THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 cr
A study of the contribution of creative expression in art to the development of a child and the role of visual arts in the elementary school curriculum. Through studio experiences, lecture - discussions, and media presentations, all of the areas of art basic to the elementary/middle school program will be explored and curriculum materials developed. The observation and analysis of children's art activities will be included. Required of all Early Childhood, Elementary and Dual Elementary-Special Education Majors.
Prereq: 110-121.

430-222 EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC METHODS 2 cr
Early Childhood Music Methods is designed to prepare early childhood education majors to enhance and support music education through awareness of the role of music in children's lives and the goals and processes necessary for musical development. Preservice teachers gain skills, understandings and dispositions which will allow them to enrich classroom environments through the incorporation of music into various school settings.
Prereq: 150-111 or 150-151.

430-223 ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC METHODS 2 cr
Elementary/Middle School Music Methods is designed to prepare elementary/middle school education majors to enhance and support music education through awareness of the role of music in children's lives and the goals and processes necessary for musical development. Preservice teachers gain skills, understandings and dispositions which will allow them to enrich classroom environments through the incorporation of music into various school settings.
Prereq: 150-111 or 150-151.

430-234 ELEMENTARY GENERAL MUSIC METHODS 2 cr
A course designed to prepare music education majors to teach music as specialists in the elementary school. Students will acquire knowledge and apply skills related to curriculum design, selection of musical materials, methods of instruction, characteristics of learners, personal musicianship and educational ends, purposes and values related to music education.
Coreq: 429-492. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

430-236 ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL METHODS 2 cr
This course prepares the instrumental music teacher to deal with the problems of teaching instrumental music in the elementary/middle school. Specific areas covered in the course include recruiting and selection of elementary/middle school band students, class organization, scheduling, and teaching procedures.
Coreq: 439-492. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

430-324 TEACHING OF SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 cr
Objectives and techniques used in the teaching of science in the elementary/middle school. Development of teaching materials and aids and classroom and laboratory demonstrations.
Prereq: 423-222. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

430-350/550 INTRODUCTION TO MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION 3 cr
History, philosophy and rationale for bilingual/bicultural education. A study of different models of bilingual education programs as well as different types of bilinguals. Cultural, socioeconomic and psychological factors influencing learning in the bilingual child.
Unreq: 437-350/550.

430-362 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 3 cr
A study of literature for older children including fiction and non-fiction. Multi-media as related to literature, selection and usage are also explored.
Restricted to students with professional ed admission.


430-363 THE TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY/ 3 cr
MIDDLE SCHOOL
This course prepares preservice teachers to organize the social studies curriculum, construct strategies for instruction and to teach problem solving in the elementary and middle school. Additionally, the course gives attention to methods of pupil assessment, selection of instructional materials, use of different instructional media to facilitate learning among students with a wide range of abilities and various cultural backgrounds.
Prereq: 423-222. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

430-422 TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE GRADES 2 cr
This course focuses on the organization of the language arts program in the elementary/middle grades with emphases on common functions of listening, speaking, reading and writing as elements of effective communication.
Prereq: 423-222. Coreq: 430-425. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

430-424 ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL ART EDUCATION 3 cr
A preparatory course for those planning to teach art in the elementary/middle school. Included will be a study of the contribution of art expression to the creative growth of the child and an analysis of the visual arts in the elementary/middle school curriculum. Various approaches to curriculum organization will be explored and materials developed for use in teaching. Required of all Broadfield Art majors and minors seeking licensure to teach art at the elementary level.
Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

430-425 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE GRADES 3 cr
The student will be instructed in how to assist the elementary/middle pupil in his understanding of mathematics, will become acquainted with different pedagogical techniques to be used in the contemporary mathematics classroom and will be taught to devise evaluation techniques to measure their effectiveness.
Coreq: 430-422. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

430-435/635 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION FOR THE BILINGUAL CHILD 3 cr
An examination of the process involved in the acquisition of a first and second language and the implications this has for the curriculum and language instruction in the bilingual school. Special emphasis on stages of language development; the role of adult models, teachers, and environment in language learning; social classes and differences in language development; dialect differences and language development; etc.
Unreq: 437-435/635.

430-455/655 TEACHING CONTENT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM 3 cr

An examination of various techniques and materials being used to teach subject matter in bilingual programs with emphasis on Spanish materials. Other topics of discussion are: language assessment and adaptation of materials to the learner's language proficiency and cultural experience. Course will be taught in English and Spanish, so that students may have the opportunity of expanding their command of the other language being used as a medium of instruction.
Unreq: 437-455/655.

430-475 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION 3 cr
This course is designed to introduce prospective teachers to applications of computers in the schools. The students will examine, analyze and evaluate available software. Computer assisted instruction and computer managed instruction concepts will be used to view the role of computers in the total education program.

430-476/676 CURRENT TOPICS IN INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTING 3 cr
A topic or topics not otherwise accounted for in other computer education courses will be chosen as the focus of each course. For instance, the use of multimedia in the schools could be one suggested topic. Each topic would be explored in the following ways: 1) what does the current research say about the topic?, 2) what potential impact can this technology have in the schools?, 3) are there special hardware, software, personnel, or other requirements necessary for successful implementation of this topic in the schools?, 4) what potential does this topic have for integration into the curriculum?, 5) whenever possible, a hands-on experience with the topic will be part of the overall experience. This would be possible if the topic involved a particular computer application.

430-477/677 TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR EDUCATORS 3 cr
In this course, participants will have the opportunity to explore ways in which telecommunications can be used to enhance classroom instruction. A number of online information sources for education will be explored including the Internet, Consortium for School Networking (CoSn), Learning Link, School Net (SCHLnet), FrMail, Prodigy, Scholastic Online, Delphi, America Online, and other specialized services. An overview of ways that telecommunications can be used in various curricular areas such as Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Foreign Language, etc. will be presented. A large portion of the course will be done online with participants completing assignments and exchanging information using e-mail. Class members will do a telecommunications project of their choice as a culminating activity. It should be noted that this course will look at only one aspect of telecommunications--those activities which use computers and modems.
Prereq: Class members should have previous experience with computers. 430-475 or consent of instructor.

430-489/689 EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES 1 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Designed to acquaint the teacher education student with the problems and procedures of securing a teaching position. Includes consideration of professional ethics, preparation of placement credentials, teacher licensure practices, interviewing techniques and teaching contracts. Reviews opportunities for professional advancement through graduate study. (Open to teacher education students. Should be taken the semester prior to graduation or the semester of graduation.
Unreq: 480-489/689.

READING (432)

432-360 READING IN THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 cr
This course is designed for the undergraduate student to examine the reading process. The principles and strategies of the approaches to reading instruction, beginning reading instruction, word recognition skills, vocabulary development, and special needs are also examined in detail.
Prereq: 423-222. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

432-361 EMERGENT LITERACY AND BEGINNING READING INSTRUCTION 3 cr
This course is designed to acquaint undergraduate students with children's reading and writing development from birth through age 8 and with appropriate education practices used to promote literacy development.
Prereq: 423-222. Restricted to students with Professional Education Admission.

432-460 ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL READING TEACHING STRATEGIES 3 cr
This course will focus on the reading comprehension process. This course will also include in-depth examination of: study skills, content area reading, integration of children's literature into the reading program, special needs, classroom organization, management and assessment.
Prereq: 432-360 or 432-361. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

432-461 REMEDIATION STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING DISABLED READERS 3 cr
Principles, approaches and strategies used in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities will be studied. Emphasis will be on the application of remedial strategies and the development of individualized reading programs designed to match student needs.
Prereq: 432-360, 432-460 or 437-466

EARLY CHILDHOOD (434)

434-321 PROGRAMS AND CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 3 cr
The investigation of various early childhood programs with emphasis on planning the environment: designing, implementing, and evaluating learning and teaching in an effective manner.
Prereq: 439-210, 423-322, 423-222 or taken concurrently. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

434-330 COMMUNITY-SCHOOL-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS 3 cr
This course is designed to aid the student in identifying the interrelationships of home, school, community, and society in affecting the education of children. An emphasis is placed on the children-at-risk concept and its implications for teachers. A second emphasis will be given to techniques of communication between parents and teachers and means of actively engaging community members in the school.
Prereq: 423-222. Restricted to students with professional ed admission. 20 hours of community volunteer work will be required.

434-340/540 NUTRITION AND HEALTH: EARLY CHILDHOOD 3 cr
This course pertains to the needs of the young child of preschool age through the third grade, with emphasis on knowledge of nutrition, safety, and health in homes and community and school settings.
Prereq: Admission to professional education.

434-361/561 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 3 cr
A study of literature and media for Early Childhood, PreK-6; emphasis on evaluating, selecting, and presenting materials related to the interests and needs of children and the curriculum.
Prereq: Restricted to students with professional education admission; PreK-6 Licensure or Special Education Major or Library/Media Minor.

434-365 TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED APPLICATIONS IN EARLY 3 cr
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
This course will provide students an opportunity to obtain expertise in implementing a technology-enhanced curriculum for children from three through eight years old. Students will understand the value of emerging technology, acquire skills for selecting and evaluating existing software and hardware, and learn to design developmentally appropriate technology-related experiences.

434-462/662 PROGRAMS AND CURRICULUM FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS 3 cr
This course will enable students to plan a sequential curriculum for children from birth to age three. Issues, concepts, and research findings pertaining to group care of infants and toddlers in a variety of settings will be considered, as well as teaching strategies employed with very young children.
Prereq: Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

434-475/675 ADMINISTRATION OF PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 3 cr
The concentration of this course is upon managerial skills. Areas of emphasis are licensing, writing policies, programming, staffing, finances, professional ethics, and public relations.
Prereq: 434-321, Jr or sr st. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

SPECIALIZED STUDIES (436)

436-470 POST STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR 2 cr
The seminar will provide emphasis on independent study, research, inquiry and opportunity for discussion and evaluation of student teaching experience.
Restricted to students with professional ed admission. Repeatable.
Prereq: Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

436-490/690 WORKSHOP 1-6 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits in degree.

436-494/694 SEMINAR 1-3 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Junior standing.

436-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES Repeatable 1-3 cr

436-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-4 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Junior or senior standing and cons instr.

MIDDLE/SECONDARY EDUCATION (437)

437-350/550 INTRODUCTION TO MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION 3 cr
History, philosophy and rationale for bilingual/bicultural education. A study of different models of bilingual education programs as well as different types of bilinguals. Cultural, socio-economic and psychological factors influencing learning in the bilingual child.
Unreq: 430-350/550.

437-420/620 METHODS OF TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION K-12 3 cr
Techniques of teaching physical education including selection of content, methods of presentation, class management, supervision, community influences, curriculum planning and professional responsibilities.
Prereq: 423-212 or 423-222. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-423 MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL ART EDUCATION 3 cr
A preparatory course toward teaching art in middle/secondary school. The place of art in the middle/high school program, use and organization of art materials, exhibits and community relations. Required of all broadfield art education majors.
Prereq: 423-212 or 423-222. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-426/626 METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE ARTS 3 cr
Engages the students in shaping viable perspective for teaching English in today's middle/secondary school; in planning, developing, and evaluating a course, a unit, and a lesson series; in considering and practicing several modes of instruction-learning; in individualizing learning for particular adolescents; and in preparing generally for the Teaching Practicum.
Prereq: 423-212. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-427 METHODS OF TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3 cr
A course to introduce students to principles and techniques of teaching modern languages. This course is designed to prepare students for a student teaching experience and includes reading and discussion about objectives, lesson planning, teaching the four language skills and the foreign culture, testing, and related matters.
Prereq: 423-212. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-428/628 METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS 3 cr
A study of the materials, methods, curriculum and structure of secondary school mathematics. Review of current objectives in secondary school mathematics.
Prereq: 423-212. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-429/629 METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCE 3 cr
Designed to acquaint students with basic educational techniques; to develop in students the ability to utilize effectively techniques characteristic of science programs, namely, laboratory learning to acquaint students with new approaches to science; to familiarize students with new developments in the science curriculum; to help students gain a broad vision of their teaching profession, their science area and their responsibilities to all students.
Prereq: 423-212. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-430/630 METHODS OF TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES 3 cr
The study of the teaching-learning process, objectives in social studies, planning for teaching, selection of content and resources, teaching-learning strategies and evaluative methods.
Prereq: 423-212. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-434 METHODS OF TEACHING THEATRE 3 cr
Techniques of teaching drama, including discussions of the place of theatre in the high school program. The methods and materials appropriate to classroom instruction and the procedures for planning and directing high school dramatic productions will be covered.
Prereq: 423-212. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-435/635 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION FOR THE BILINGUAL CHILD 3 cr
An examination of the processes involved in the acquisition of a first and second language and the implications this has for the curriculum and language instruction in the bilingual school. Special emphasis on stages of language development, the role of adult models, teachers and environment in language learning, social class and differences in language development, dialect differences and language development, etc.
Unreq: 430-435/635.


437-436 METHODS OF TEACHING GENERAL MUSIC IN THE 2 cr
MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL

Required of music education students desiring middle/secondary general licensure. Planning and sequencing classroom music instruction for the general student in middle and high school. Examination of various course options for the general student as well as current approaches, techniques, and materials.
Prereq: Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-437 METHODS OF TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN THE 2 cr
MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL

Procedures for organizing, planning, and directing middle/secondary instrumental groups of various types are presented. Problems of student retention, concert presentation, music contest, tours, and establishing a unified instrumental program for the entire school system are addressed with solutions offered.
Coreq: 439-492. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-438 METHODS OF TEACHING CHORAL MUSIC IN THE 2 cr
MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL

Required of vocal and combined music majors and special minors. Includes methodology in planning a comprehensive program of music experiences in the middle/secondary school with emphasis on organizing, developing and directing/rehearsing choral groups. Application of the Kodaly method.
Coreq: 439-492. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-440 METHODS OF TEACHING MARKETING EDUCATION 2 cr
A practical analysis of the various methods, teaching devices, and sources of information in teaching distributive education. Teaching content of the various related courses will be analyzed.
Coreq: Nine credits of marketing-related courses and admission to professional education.

437-441 METHODS OF TEACHING ACCOUNTING 2 cr
A study of course content in accounting and recordkeeping at the high school level. The course involves writing objectives, developing lesson plans, making presentations, studying evaluation methods, analyzing textbooks, using computer software, and completing a simulation project.
Prereq: 210-341 or 210-701. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-442 METHODS OF TEACHING KEYBOARDING/DOCUMENT PROCESSING 2 cr
This course examines the methods of teaching a skill course through the study of psychology of skill development, formulation of objectives of speed and accuracy development on the keyboard, motivation in a skill development course, curriculum for keyboarding from the early elementary grades through post-secondary schools, procedures and standards for production in document processing, vocational business procedures, textbooks and supplementary materials. In addition, methods for teaching handicapped students will be emphasized.
Prereq: 220-245. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

437-443 METHODS OF TEACHING ABBREVIATED WRITING SYSTEMS 2 cr
A presentation of content, materials, and techniques involved in the teaching of an abbreviated writing system. Discussions include the current issues in offering an abbreviated writing system at the secondary or the postsecondary level. Students have the opportunity to practice and to develop their teaching skills.
Coreq: 220-242 and admission to professional education.

437-444 METHODS OF TEACHING BASIC BUSINESS SUBJECTS 2 cr
A study of the current issues and the curriculum affecting basic business data processing. Objectives, methods, and resources are explored through development of a resource unit, lesson plans, and instructional materials.
Prereq: 240-341 or 240-721 and 220-344 or 220-701, one of which may be taken concurrently, and admission to professional education.

437-455/655 TEACHING CONTENT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM 3 cr
An examination of various techniques and materials being used to teach subject matter in bilingual programs with emphasis on Spanish materials. Other topics of discussion are: language assessment and adaptation of materials to the learner's language proficiency and cultural experience. Course will be taught in English and Spanish, so that students may have the opportunity of expanding their command of the other language being used as a medium of instruction.
Unreq: 430-455/655.

437-466 DEVELOPMENTAL READING IN THE MIDDLE/ 3 cr
SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The principles, techniques and materials for teaching reading in the middle/secondary schools with consideration of specific needs within the various content areas taught in the secondary schools.
Prereq: 423-212 or 423-222 or 423-478. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

PRACTICUM (439)

439-160 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING MUSIC 1 cr
Required of music education students. Investigation of philosophical and psychological principles basic to the teaching of music, development of skills in planning and assessing music learning, and exploration of music's role in the school and in the community. Includes regular laboratory experience.

439-411 DIRECTED TEACHING-ELEMENTARY 2-12 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Professional laboratory experience under the guidance of carefully selected, qualified cooperating teachers in elementary school classrooms in the area. Students with licensure who desire recommendation for licensure by this University must complete at least 3-6 credits of directed teaching on this campus regardless of the number of credits earned elsewhere.
Repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits in major/degree.
Prereq: 439-492 or concurrent registration in 439-492. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

439-412 DIRECTED TEACHING-MIDDLE SCHOOL 2-12 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Professional laboratory experience is provided under the guidance of carefully selected, qualified cooperating teachers in middle school classrooms in the area.
Students with licensure who desire recommendation for licensure by this University must complete at least 3-6 credits of directed teaching on this campus regardless of the number of credits earned elsewhere.
Repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits in major/degree.
Prereq: 439-492 or concurrent registration in 439-492. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

439-413 DIRECTED TEACHING FOR SPECIAL MINORS 2 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Teaching under the guidance of supervising teachers in affiliated public schools in special subject areas. Repeatable.
Prereq: Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

439-414 DIRECTED TEACHING-SECONDARY 2-12 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis only. Professional laboratory experience is provided under the guidance of carefully selected qualified cooperating teachers in secondary school classrooms in the area.
Students with licensure who desire recommendation for licensure by this University, must complete at least 3-6 credits of directed teaching on this campus regardless of the number of credits earned elsewhere.
Repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits in major/degree.
Prereq: 439-492 or concurrent registration in 439-492. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

439-415 DIRECTED TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD/PRE-KINDERGARTEN 3 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis only. Professional laboratory experiences under the guidance of carefully selected, qualified, cooperating nursery school teachers in area schools.
Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.
Prereq: Senior standing and minimum GPA 2.25. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

439-492 FIELD STUDY 1-12 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Designed to give the student experience in working with individuals in such settings as day care centers, nursery, elementary, middle and secondary schools.
Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in degree.
Prereq: 439-210E or 439-210F.