96 courses:
  • ED-100

    Teaching & Learning Today

    This course offers 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

    This course is designed primarily for students who are preparing to teach at the early childhood (Pre-K-2) or elementary level (grades 1-6); however, students who are pursuing a major related to human development services will find this course beneficial. The focus of the course is the application of major theories of psychology that relate to education and classroom practices. Emphasis will be placed on, but not limited to, the early childhood/elementary school environment.
  • ED-101B

    Educational Psychology Mid/Sec

    This course is designed primarily for students who are preparing to teach at the secondary level (grades 8-12); however, students who are pursuing a major related to human development services will find this course beneficial. The focus of the course is the application of major theories of psychology that relate to education and classroom practices. Emphasis will be placed on, but not limited to, the secondary school environment.
  • ED-103

    Field Experience in Education

    An initial field experience in the schools is a prerequisite for entrance to the Teacher Education Licensure 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 Licensure.
  • ED-107

    MTEL:Comm&Lit.Writing Subtest

    This course is designed to provide Education Licensure-seeking students with the skills to passthe MTEL Communication & Literacy Exam on their first try. Through practice tests, drills, class discussions, and short writing assignments, students will learn the expectations and best practices for approaching the test. This course specifically addresses the Writing Subtest, focusing on grammar, usage, organization,and development of ideas.
  • ED-202

    ECE/Elem.School Math:Curric

    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.

    (Concurrent enrollment in ED 306 required) This course serves as an introduction to the modern secondary school. Emphasis is placed on the secondary school teacher (grades 5-12), the adolescent student, school climate, principles of teaching, and general techniques of teaching. It is taught in collaboration with cooperating practitioners and major programs. Emphasis is placed on student participation through illustration/demonstration. A field experience is required and is integrated into the work of this course and of ED 306. Prerequisites: ED 101B and ED 103.
  • ED-206

    Early Childhood Ed:Curriculum

    This course serves as an overview of the curriculum/methods/materials involved in early childhood education. Key topics include: understanding the interaction of developmental theory and teaching strategy, creating developmentally appropriate curricula, and assessing young children's learning. Curriculum areas include: art, music, emergent literacy, mathematics, literature, and natural and social sciences. This course requires 10 hours of observation at the Regis Children's Center.
  • ED-207

    Early Childhood/ElemMath:Inst

    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

    Children's Literature

    This course provides students with an interactive introduction to the wide variety of literature for children. A key component of the course will be choosing, assessing, and reading children's literature. Students will apply guidelines for assessing the quality of children's literature, as well as strategies for using literature in inclusive classrooms from preschool through high school. Students will also explore the major issues in the field, including gender portrayal, cultural stereotypes, and censorship.
  • ED-210

    Literacy Development II

    This course is designed for educators of young children to create and sustain positive classroom management techniques and environments that meet the needs of all children. Theoretical models of behavior management and practical applications will be explored as students develop proactive, effective approaches to guiding children's behaviors.