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  • ED-100

    Teaching & Learning Today

    An introduction to the field of education today. Areas discussed include: the role of the teacher, the legal and moral responsibilities of the profession, as well as the role of schooling and its historical and philosophical foundations. Emphasis is placed on the future teacher as critical thinker, problem-solver, and reflector on personal/social experiences.
  • ED-101A

    Ed.Psychology:Pre-K to 2/Elem

    The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the processes of learning and how teaching can be made more effective. The course is designed to help students understand the science of educational psychology and education; to describe as clearly as possible what is known about how students learn, and to help students translate this knowledge about learning into strategies for effective teaching at the elementary school level. Topics addressed include motivation, management, measurement and evaluation.
  • ED-101B

    Educational Psychology Mid/Sec

    This course is designed primarily for students who wish to prepare themselves to teach at the secondary level. The focus of the course is directed to the application of the principles of psychology to classroom practices, and therefore, is concerned with the study of major theories and their relationship to the educational setting. Topics addressed include motivation, management, measurement and evaluation.
  • ED-103

    Field Experience in Education

    An initial field experience in the schools is a prerequisite for entrance to the Teacher Education Program. Students spend thirty-five contact hours in a school setting. Emphasis is placed on observing and on gaining familiarity with the Massachusetts Competencies for Teacher Certification.
  • ED-202


    This course is designed to provide the prospective elementary school teacher with a foundation in the concepts of mathematics as they relate to the curriculum of grades one through six. Emphasis will be placed on both computation and problem solving concepts and techniques, with treatment of a wide range of topics from basic operations to the use of computers in the classroom. The application of the content material to a classroom teaching situation will be integrated into the class meetings throughout the course. Recognition of special needs and of strategies for addressing these will be included. Prerequisite: ED 103.
  • ED-205

    Principles & Methods Sec. Ed.

    This course serves as an introduction to the modern secondary school. Emphasis is placed on the secondary school teacher, the adolescent student, school climate, principles of teaching and general techniques of teaching. Course includes field work. Prerequisite: ED 103.
  • ED-206

    Early Childhood Ed:Curriculum

    This course will serve as an overview of the curriculum/methods/materials involved in early childhood education. Key topics will include understanding the interaction of developmental theory and teaching strategy, creating developmentally appropriate curriculum, and assessing young childrens learning. Curriculum areas include art, music, emergent literacy, mathematics, literature, natural and social sciences. Course includes field work.
  • ED-207

    Elem School Math:Curriculum

    This course is designed to enable the prospective elementary school teacher to gain a depth of un - derstanding of the content of the mathematics cur - riculum for elementary grades. Emphasis is placed on the importance of conceptual understanding as a foundation for algorithmic skill. Opportunities to explore the Curriculum Focal Points of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks pro - vide a basis for the subsequent course in mathemat - ics instruction. This course is a pre-requisite for ED 202
  • ED-208

    Literacy Dev:Special Needs

    This course addresses the significant theories, approaches, instructional practices, and programs for developing reading and writing skills and reading comprehension in children and adolescents with and without disabilities. It includes a study of the reading/writing processes, the development of reading/writing skills, and the transition to content area texts. Diagnosis and assessment of reading and writing skills, including formal and informal reading assessment instruments, will be examined. Emphasis will be on differentiated instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. A field - based experience i s required.
  • ED-210

    Literacy Development II

    This course will focus on content reading and literacy in the upper elementary grades. Emphasis is placed on reading to learn: making the transition to content areas texts. Diagnosis and assessment of reading skills using standardized, criterion-referenced, and informal assessment instruments will be examined, as well as ways to differentiate instruction for learners in todays diverse classrooms. Students will have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in the required field placement.
  • ED-225

    Admin&Sup. Early Childhood

    This course introduces students to the critical elements in establishing and operating day care/early childhood centers. The course will focus on regulations, staff relationships, business practices, parent contacts and community relationships.
  • ED-306

    Instructional Strategies (Sec)

    This course is designed to enable the student to apply general principles and methods of secondary education to specific subject areas in the secondary school. Competencies, strategies, and techniques of teaching are studied as they relate to a particular discipline; therefore, the course is taught in collaboration with the major departments and cooperating practitioners. Emphasis is placed on student participation through illustrations/ demonstration. Course includes field work. Prerequisite: ED 103.
  • ED-308

    Educ Student/Special Needs

    This course will focus on learning problems in children resulting from such factors as: borderline or below average intelligence (slow learners), developmental language disorders, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and emotional disturbance, and physical/sensory impairments. This course will also focus on culturally- and linguistically-diverse children with exceptionalities and the gifted population. Emphasis will be on the recognition or identification of these students by the regular classroom teacher and strategies for challenging and providing for them in the educational setting. 18/SP HYBRID
  • ED-309

    Infant Toddler Care&Curr.

    This course focuses on the care and curriculum components required for educating infants and toddlers in group settings. Focusing on children birth to 2.9 years of age, each domain of learning will be analyzed for developmental characteristics. The basis for planning appropriate learning experiences, organizing the physical environment and care components will be addressed through each of the developmental stages.