Showing [119] courses
  • ABA-523

    Child Behavior Management

    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of and competencies with evidence-based practices for promoting desirable behavior in young children. This course presents interventions for common behavioral challenges associated with young children including aggression, tantrums, self-injury,noncompliance, toileting, sleep problems, avoiding community dangers (e.g., guns,abduction), and communication deficits. Students are introduced to the assessment of challenging behavior and methods to prevent problem behavior with young children. Emphasis is placed on challenging behavior in the school, home, and community.
  • DA-519

    Styles of Dance World Cultures

    Study of dance styles including those from African, Asian, European, Caribbean and Native American traditions. Creative projects in discovery and exploration of movement and imagery. Focus on incorporating styles of dance into choreography for the modern stage.
  • ED-502

    Initial Practicum/Seminar

    Student teaching and seminar is a synthesis course in the Provisional Certificate with Advanced Standing Program component. It offers students the opportunity to reflect, analyze and unite coursework and personal experience which are merged in daily student teaching. Emphasis is placed on the student teacher as she evaluates her development in light of the standards for certification. Critical issues are addressed in the seminar format which will serve as vehicle for movement from self-orientation to identification with a culture of teaching.
  • ED-507

    Elem Schl:Math Instruction

    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 computation, problem-solving concepts and techniques, cooperative learning and the use of manipulatives. 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 needs will be included. This course requires a field-based experience.
  • ED-510

    Teaching Today:Indiv Aspects

    The focus of this course is on the teacher as reflective decision-maker. It is the foundational course in the MAT program. Students will analyze their own decision-making in the areas of philosophy, curriculum, methodology, testing, evaluation, values and ethics. Various models of these teaching/learning components will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on personal development and one's goals. Summer 2011 Meeting dates:7/7,7/8,7/14,7/15
  • ED-511

    TeachingToday:Social Aspects

    The focus of this course is on the teacher in relationship to the many and diverse social contexts in which education occurs - family, school, community, and world. Students will be assisted in developing an historical/sociological perspective and understanding and acting upon present realities. Topics include social class, gender, ethnicity, school, culture, educational goals, community resources.
  • ED-512

    Children's Lang. & Learning

    This course focuses on the acquisition and development of children's language, the role of language in learning and issues of linguistic and communicative competence. Students will gain an understanding of theoretical perspectives and current research findings and how these apply to the classroom. Specifically, the course will focus on the tasks involved in first and second language learning (acquisition and development), what the learner brings to the task, and how the environment contributes to that process. Language disorders and the language behaviors of socioculturally different children will be discussed including the integration of children into the mainstream classroom.
  • ED-513

    DevIssues&Children's Learning

    This course addresses psychological and developmental issues of elementary-aged children. Teachers will gain an understanding of theoretical perspectives and current research findings, and they will be expected to be able to discuss applications to the classroom. The course will emphasize the child's developmental stages and the child's ecological context, with particular emphasis on the family. Psychological issues including individual differences, learning styles, self-esteem, self-concept and expectations will also be addressed. Finally, specific topics, such as the integration of special needs students into the classroom, will be discussed. Readings for the course will include a text on educational psychology, case studies, and journal articles. In addition to discussion of the readings, students are expected to present material from their own classroom experiences, and to participate in cooperative discussion and problem solving as we analyze and respond to the readings and the experiences from the classroom. The major foci of the course will be theory and research, case studies, and applications in the classroom.