Course Descriptions

EDOL332. Reading and Language Arts I

An overview of methods, principles, and practices in teaching of reading and language arts. Ten hours of field experience are required. Various teaching techniques used in developing basic reading and writing skills are studied. Demonstrations of teaching reading at various grade levels are required. Prerequisite: ACT 21, SAT 990, or passing PPST. Pre- or Corequisite: EDUC 237. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semester only.



EDOL338. P-5 Reading and Language Arts II

A continuation of Reading and Language Arts I with the addition of a study of reading disabilities, their diagnosis, and correction. An in-depth focus of the writing process and its implementation in the classroom will be examined as well. Fifteen hours of field experience are required. Prerequisite: EDUC 332 and ACT of 21+. Credit, 3 hours.



EDUC130. Technology in the P-12 Classroom

This class will provide authentic experiences to use technology in the P-12 setting. The class will cover the basic uses of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word as well as the implementation of a multitude of educational technologies available in the P-12 school setting. Credit, 3 hours.



EDUC235. Basic Concepts Concerning Education

An overview of teaching through a study of the historical, social, and philosophical foundations of American Education with an orientation to an analysis of the organization and function of today’s school. Litigation and legislation related to schools are also presented. Ten hours of school observation is required. This course is required of all students in teacher education. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.



EDUC237. Intro Effective Teaching Practices

This course is designed to assure that candidates will understand the concept of pedagogy and explore the various instructional strategies, methods and materials specific to teaching in the content areas. Specific pedagogical approaches congruent with CHETL standards and appropriate to Language Arts, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, and Special Education will be investigated and practiced. Candidates will investigate and practice lesson planning assessment, classroom management, co-teaching strategies and best practice in the content areas. They will engage in practical application of these concepts in their areas of concentration in the public school classroom through teaching lessons and completing prescribed reflections on their experiences. Clinical Hours: Forty hours for elementary, middle school and 45 hours for high school are required. Credit: 3 hours. Offered every semester.



EDUC331. Studies in Education:Sp Topics

This course is designed to address the demands, pedagogy, and possibilities of reading and writing in the content areas, P-12. The course will emphasize “both halves of literacy,” not simply reading, in all public school classrooms. While writing as communication will merit attention, writing for other reasons (especially learning) will also be featured. Similarly, reading in subjects other than Language Arts/English will be studied, especially why and how language varies from one discipline to another and from one grade level to another. There will also be attention to literacies other than print literacy that are becoming increasingly important and powerful in the new millennium (e.g., computer literacy; film literacy). Fifteen hours of field experience are required. Prerequisite: ACT 21; SAT 990 or passing PPST. Pre- or Corequisite: EDUC 237. Credit, 3 hours. Offered each semester.



EDUC332. Reading and Language Arts I

An overview of methods, principles, and practices in teaching of reading and language arts. Ten hours of field experience are required. Various teaching techniques used in developing basic reading and writing skills are studied. Demonstrations of teaching reading at various grade levels are required. Prerequisite: ACT 21, SAT 990, or passing PPST. Pre- or Corequisite: EDUC 237. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semester only.



EDUC338. P-5 Reading and Language Arts II

A continuation of Reading and Language Arts I with the addition of a study of reading disabilities, their diagnosis, and correction. An in-depth focus of the writing process and its implementation in the classroom will be examined as well. Fifteen hours of field experience are required. Prerequisite: EDUC 332 and ACT of 21+. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semester only.



EDUC430. Classroom Management & Behavior

This course focuses on effective, proactive classroom discipline and management strategies. Additional significant course topics include constructing and analyzing student assessments, crafting higher order thinking experiences, developing appropriate professional dispositions and creating differentiated instructional strategies. Thirty hours of field experience are required. Prerequisite: Formal admission to Teacher Education program. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.



EDUC432. Fundamentals of Secondary Eductn

This professional education capstone course examines the scope, functions and types of secondary schools. Researchbased best practices in content specific subject areas are studied through group work, technologies and case studies. The integration of content area and pedagogical knowledge is required as candidates create interdisciplinary standards-based units that include multiple assessments and differentiated instructional strategies. Candidates utilize conceptual, strategic, evaluative and communicative knowledge as they prepare to help all students learn and close the achievement gap. The Kentucky and University teacher standards and KERA initiatives are an integral part of the course content. Thirty hours of field experience are required. Prerequisite: Formal admission to Teacher Education program. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.



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