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The following are courses offered by the Teacher Education Department:

Bilingual Childhood Education

This course focuses on the historical, sociological, philosophical and linguistic foundations of bilingual education. It analyz3es how educational practices and schools influence society in general, while also exploring issues affecting the academic achievements of bilingual and language minority groups in particular. Students participate in a minimum of 30 hours of course-related fieldwork.
Prerequisite: PSY100

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Child Care/ Early Childhood Education

This is an introductory course for students planning to work with children ages birth through eight years old. The following Early Childhood Education topics are explored in depth: philosophies, theories, history, program models, practices and resources, and emerging issues in the field. Students visit early childhood education settings for firsthand observation of young children.

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This course examines the education of children (birth through eight years) with special needs. It explores the causes and effects of various exceptionalities, including: emotional, intellectual, physical, visual, auditory, orthopedic, speech and/or language. Techniques for differentiated learning and universal design are analyzed.
Prerequisite: ECE 102

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This course is an introduction to the theories, methods and materials of curriculum planning in early childhood education (preschool through second grade). The following topics are explored in depth: the role of the teacher; the learning environment; visual arts; music and movement; language development/emergent literacy and children's literature. Prerequisite: ECE 102

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This course focuses on the theories, methods and materials of early childhood education for infants (ages two months to eighteen months). The following topics are explored in depth: curriculum planning; social, emotional, cognitive and physical development; observation and recording; and the role of parents.
Prerequisite: ECE 102

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This is a fieldwork course focusing on the observation and assessment of young children. It requires supervised participation in an assigned early childhood setting (preschool through second grade) and attendance at a seminar. Students learn how to relate child development theories and authentic assessment methods to their field work experiences. Students spend a minimum of 60 hours in the field. Prerequisite: ECE 202

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This course is a continuation of ECE 202, focusing on the theories, methods and materials of curriculum planning in early childhood education (preschool through second grade). The following topics are explored in depth: science; social studies; and mathematics. Prerequisite: ECE 202

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This is a fieldwork course focusing on the observation and assessment of infants and toddlers. It requires supervised participation in an assigned early childhood setting (two months to thirty-six months) and attendance at a seminar. Students learn how to relate child development theories and authentic assessment methods to their field work experiences. Students spend a minimum of 60 hours in the field.
Prerequisite: ECE 204

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This course is a continuation of ECE 204, focusing on the theories, methods and materials of early childhood education for toddlers (ages eighteen months to thirty-six months). The following topics are explored in depth: curriculum planning; social, emotional, cognitive and physical development; observation and recording; and the role of parents.
Prerequisite: ECE 204

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This is a fieldwork course that focuses on gaining practical experience in the classroom. It requires supervised participation in an assigned early childhood education setting (preschool through second grade) and attendance at a seminar. Students learn how to relate theories of child development, curriculum planning and effective teaching methods to their field work experiences. Students spend a minimum of 90 hours in the field. Prerequisites: ECE 301, ECE 302

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This is a fieldwork course that focuses on gaining practical experience in the classroom. It requires supervised participation in an assigned early childhood education setting (two months to thirty-six months) and attendance at a seminar. Students learn how to relate theories of child development, curriculum planning and effective teaching methods to their field work experiences. Students spend a minimum of 90 hours in the field.
Prerequisites: ECE 303, ECE 304

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Childhood Education

This course focuses on children's physical, cognitive, linguistic and socio-emotional development, and the related implications for learning. Within the context of race, class and culture, the following topics are explored in depth: the nature of intelligence, gender identity, attachment and other psychosocial attributes (typical and typical). Students participate in a minimum of 15 hours of course-related fieldwork.
Prerequisites: PSY 100

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This course provides an overview of the social context of schooling within the diversity of American society. It focuses on the historical, philosophical, social, and political foundations of education, especially in urban settings. The following topics are explored in depth: the notion of schooling, multicultural education, tracking, funding, school reform, and issues of inequality and privilege. Students participate in a minimum of 15 hours of course-related fieldwork.
Prerequisite: PSY 100

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This course is an introduction to the theories, methods and materials for integrating visual arts into the elementary school curriculum. Through reading, writing, and viewing of visual art and participation in hands-on studio projects, student will explore the intellectual and emotional importance of expressing creativity through visual art.

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This course will prepare future elementary school teachers to bring music to the classroom. Elementary level vocal music will be studied with an emphasis on singing, conducting, and choreographing. The first several weeks will be devoted to gaining an understanding of rhythmic notation through written work and score study. An understanding of time signatures and meter will be emphasized through classroom and homework. Subsequent lessons will focus on pitch and reading melodies. An understanding of basic musical forms such as binary and ternary will be gained with consideration given to body movement. Each student will prepare a sample lesson plan for teaching movement in a simple choral piece and teach it to the class. Discussion of standard public school requirements for lesson planning will be included.

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Secondary Education

This course links theories and research on learning and development to teaching practices for urban adolescent populations. Students will explore techniques and strategies that foster independence, community, self-regulation and well-being during adolescence. In addition, approaches and classroom applications, related to adolescent development will be covered: learning styles, intelligence, motivation, affect, parenting styles, cultural competence, classroom communication, management strategies and development (cognitive, social emotional, linguistic, and physical). This course includes 15 hours of field work in junior or senior high school classrooms. Prerequisite: PSY 100

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This course focuses on literacy development, second language acquisition and special education accommodation strategies, which constitute three major competency areas in the professional development and the education process of middle and secondary school teachers. In addition to providing firm theoretical groundings in those three overarching and interlocking topics, class sessions will address issues of particular concern to and interest of both middle and secondary education candidates.
Prerequisite: PSY 100

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