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  • ABA-521


    This course is designed to provide an overview of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related disabilities and examines empirical literature regarding treatments in both home and community. Students learn about the prevalence of ASD and related disabilities as well as diagnosis, assessment, and empirically-validated treatments. Students are taught to identify skill deficits and behavioral challenges often exhibited by individuals diagnosed with ASD and related disabilities and understand the difficulties when programming treatments in the community and home. The course also presents non-empirically validated treatments as well as the ethical implications associated with selecting treatments for individuals diagnosed with ASD or related disabilities.
  • 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

    The Initial Practicum is the culminating course for the initial license component. It offers students the opportunity to reflect, analyze, and integrate knowledge gained from coursework within the program, as well as, best practices through their student experience. Candidate's performance is evaluated through the use of the Candidates Assessment of Performance (CAP) evaluation system as mandated by DESE. A weekly seminar component is part of this course. Here candidates will discuss and address current issues as demonstrated in their classroom placements. A total of 300 hours of field placement (PK-8 or 5-12) is required.
  • 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 at the elementary and secondary levels, and issues of linguistic and communicative competence. Candidates will gain an understanding of theoretical perspectives and current research findings as well as 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 culturally different children will be discussed, including the integration of children in an inclusive classroom setting.
  • 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.