Education

Courses

EDUC-030 Externship

EDUC-101 Introduction to Education & Society

Introductory study of education. Emphasizes teaching as a profession and current educational practice. Requires school-based practicum. Requires school-based practicum.

EDUC-102 Historical/Phil Foundations of Ed

The role of education in American society and the historical, cultural and philosophical forces that have influenced the school.

EDUC-125 Residential Leadership

This course is designed to prepare resident assistants for their role as leaders in the Susquehanna University residential community. Coursework will include an introduction to theory and the philosophy relating to student development and the liberal arts. The course will survey diversity and inclusion principles by challenging students to think critically about their own identity as it relates to others.

EDUC-202 Introduction to Human Geography

Emphasis is on the similarities and connections among human beings and recognition of difference and uniqueness through an ecological, cultural, economic and political lens.

EDUC-205 Topics in Education

Studies of current and past issues in education. Topics vary according to instructor preference.

EDUC-240 Cognition & Classroom Learning

An overview of educational principles, theories, and strategies that positively influence student development and learning. Approaches to teaching and learning are based on an understanding of children as individuals and as members of a group. Prerequisite: EDUC-101 or MUED-200 and sophomore standing.

EDUC-240FE Cognition & Classroom Field Exp

EDUC-250 Educational Psychology

An overview of psychological and educational principles as they apply to the classroom. Topics include instructional planning, developmental characteristics of students, and learning theories. Also covers evaluation, discipline and classroom management. Requires 20 hours of school-based practicum. Same as PSYC-250.

EDUC-260 Introduction to Special Education

An overview of the needs of students with disabilities in multiple settings, examining both typical and atypical development, as well as all major areas of exceptionality and instructional strategies that support student success in inclusive classrooms. Includes field experiences.

EDUC-260FE Special Education Field Exp

EDUC-270 Instruction of Exceptional Children

Methods of designing and delivering effective instruction for individuals with special learning requirements. Includes field experiences. Prerequisites: EDUC-260 and either EDUC-240 or EDUC-250.

EDUC-270FE Exceptional Students Field Experience

EDUC-300 Arts in Education

Basic music and art fundamentals, methods of music and art instruction in elementary classrooms, and strategies for integrating music and art into the teaching of other elementary subjects. Prerequisites: EDUC-101 or MUED-200 and sophomore standing.

EDUC-300A Arts in Education: Art

Designed to teach liberal studies: elementary education majors basic art fundamentals, art education methods, and integration strategies for their future classrooms. Students created standards-based lessons which incorporate and/or integrate artistic concepts and develop skills in listening to, evaluating, appreciating, and participating in art.

EDUC-300M Arts in Education: Music

Designed to teach liberal studies: elementary education majors basic music fundamentals, music education methods, and integration strategies for their future classrooms. Students created standards-based lessons which incorporate and/or integrate musical concepts and develop skills in listening to, evaluating, appreciating, and participating in music.

EDUC-310 Pre-School Math Foundations/Assessment

Methods of developing curriculum and instruction for pre-school children in numbers and mathematical operations. This knowledge will be applied in field experiences. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and elementary education major.

EDUC-311 Math Foundations - Elementary

Methods of developing curriculum and instruction for primary-grade children in numbers and mathematical operations. This knowledge will be applied in field experiences. Prerequisites: EDUC-310, junior or senior standing, and elementary education major.

EDUC-330 Technology in Education

The theory and practice of using educational technology in the classroom. Includes practice with computers, multimedia and telecommunications.

EDUC-350 English Language Learners

Using knowledge of language systems, language acquisition and sociocultural influences on learning and communication to design instruction and assessment for students whose home language is not English. Includes field experiences. Prerequisites: Either MUED-200 or both EDUC-101 and EDUC-102.

EDUC-365 Preschool Language & Literacy

An overview of research on and theories of young children's language development and methods of assessing and guiding the development of language skills in very young children, including skills that facilitate later learning of reading and writing. Includes field experiences at early childhood sites. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and either EDUC-101 or MUED-200.

EDUC-366 Primary Literacy Development

Methods of designing and delivering explicit instruction in reading, writing and the related language arts to children in grades K-4. Includes field experiences at school sites. Prerequisite: EDUC-365.

EDUC-367 Literacy Assessment & Interventions

Methods of assessing young children's literacy development and providing interventions suited to the needs of each child. Includes field experiences at school sites. Prerequisites: EDUC-365 and EDUC-366.

EDUC-370 Theory & Practice of Peer Ed

An introduction to a broad range of approaches to successful tutoring, this course focuses particularly on addressing diverse learning styles and understanding the impact of social-cultural differences on learning. Students will develop diverse peer tutoring strategies to facilitate learning and will be prepared to serve as tutors in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: GPA of 2.75 or instructor's approval.

EDUC-380 Instructional Design

Methods of designing instruction to enhance student learning by using clear objectives, appropriate assessment and flexible learning activities that conform to state curriculum standards. Prerequisites: EDUC-101 or MUED-200 and sophomore standing.

EDUC-389 Assessment

Methods of designing and using a wide range of assessment types and assessment data to implement instructional or programmatic revisions in education. Includes field experiences at school sites. Prerequisites: A Central Curriculum Analytical Thought course, junior or senior standing, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-400 Early Childhood Social Studies

Methods of designing and delivering effective instruction in social studies in early childhood classrooms. Includes field experiences at school sites. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and elementary education major.

EDUC-410 Family, Community, and Advocacy

Examines the connections among schools, families and communities and methods teachers can use to establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships with the families of their students. Includes field experiences at school or community sites. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-420 Methods in Teaching Communications

Methods courses in the secondary program address content and techniques used to develop and implement instruction in the specific content area. (Music education majors should refer to the music department's methods course list.) All methods courses include field experiences. These courses are taken in the first semester of the senior year as part of the Secondary Education Methods Block (see secondary education in the education course requirements section). Prerequisites: EDUC:102, either EDUC:250 or EDUC:240, either EDUC:101 or MUED:200, senior standing, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-421 Methods in Teaching English

Methods courses in the secondary program address content and techniques used to develop and implement instruction in the specific content area. (Music education majors should refer to the music department's methods course list.) All methods courses include field experiences. These courses are taken in the first semester of the senior year as part of the Secondary Education Methods Block (see secondary education in the education course requirements section). Prerequisites: EDUC:102, either EDUC:250 or EDUC:240, either EDUC:101 or MUED:200, senior standing, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-422 Methods in Teaching Foreign Languages

Methods courses in the secondary program address content and techniques used to develop and implement instruction in the specific content area. (Music education majors should refer to the music department's methods course list.) All methods courses include field experiences. These courses are taken in the first semester of the senior year as part of the Secondary Education Methods Block (see secondary education in the education course requirements section). Prerequisites: EDUC:102, either EDUC:250 or EDUC:240, either EDUC:101 or MUED:200, senior standing, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-423 Methods in Teaching Mathematics

Methods courses in the secondary program address content and techniques used to develop and implement instruction in the specific content area. (Music education majors should refer to the music department's methods course list.) All methods courses include field experiences. These courses are taken in the first semester of the senior year as part of the Secondary Education Methods Block (see secondary education in the education course requirements section). Prerequisites: EDUC:102, either EDUC:250 or EDUC:240, either EDUC:101 or MUED:200, senior standing, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-424 Methods in Teaching Science

Methods courses in the secondary program address content and techniques used to develop and implement instruction in the specific content area. (Music education majors should refer to the music department's methods course list.) All methods courses include field experiences. These courses are taken in the first semester of the senior year as part of the Secondary Education Methods Block (see secondary education in the education course requirements section). Prerequisites: EDUC:102, either EDUC:250 or EDUC:240, either EDUC:101 or MUED:200, senior standing, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-425 Methods in Teaching Social Studies

Methods courses in the secondary program address content and techniques used to develop and implement instruction in the specific content area. (Music education majors should refer to the music department's methods course list.) All methods courses include field experiences. These courses are taken in the first semester of the senior year as part of the Secondary Education Methods Block (see secondary education in the education course requirements section). Prerequisites: EDUC:102, either EDUC:250 or EDUC:240, either EDUC:101 or MUED:200, senior standing, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-426 Methods in Teaching Social Sciences

Methods courses in the secondary program address content and techniques used to develop and implement instruction in the specific content area. (Music education majors should refer to the music department's methods course list.) All methods courses include field experiences. These courses are taken in the first semester of the senior year as part of the Secondary Education Methods Block (see secondary education in the education course requirements section). Prerequisites: EDUC:102, either EDUC:250 or EDUC:240, either EDUC:101 or MUED:200, senior standing, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-427 Methods in Teaching Citizenship

Methods courses in the secondary program address content and techniques used to develop and implement instruction in the specific content area. (Music education majors should refer to the music department's methods course list.) All methods courses include field experiences. These courses are taken in the first semester of the senior year as part of the Secondary Education Methods Block (see secondary education in the education course requirements section). Prerequisites: EDUC:102, either EDUC:250 or EDUC:240, either EDUC:101 or MUED:200, senior standing, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-430 Early Childhood Science Methods

Methods of teaching scientific knowledge and the elements of scientific thinking and experimenting in developmentally appropriate ways to children through fourth grade. Includes field experiences at schools and other sites. Prerequisites: INTD-320, junior or senior standing, and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-479 Principles Teach & Learn Secondary Ed

A study of current curricular and instructional practices. Topics include components of professional practice, planning and preparation, classroom environment, classroom assessment, and professional development. (A summer section of EDUC-479 may be offered for students participating in the Teacher Intern Program. This summer section carries two semester hours of credit and is not available to undergraduate students.) This course is taken in the first semester of the senior year as part of the Secondary Education Methods Block (see secondary education in the education course requirements section.) Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-483 Differentiated Instruction in Sec Educ

An overview of the current models of classroom management and strategies for meeting diverse needs and unique abilities of students from many different backgrounds. Topics include classroom management techniques for exceptional learners, urban and rural students, and culturally and linguistically diverse students. Includes field experiences at a school site. This course is taken in the first semester of the senior year as part of the Secondary Education Methods Block. Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-490 Pedagogy & Classroom Environment

A course for seniors in the early childhood (PreK-4) certificate program, which covers methods of early childhood teaching, including instructional planning, responsive classroom management, diversity in the classroom and professional ethics. The second half of the course is spent at the school site with the cooperating teacher to whom each senior is assigned for student teaching in the spring semester. Prerequisites: Senior standing in the elementary education major and admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-500 Student Teaching

students must be admitted to the teacher education program and apply and be approved for student teaching.

EDUC-501 Preparation and Planning

Taken together, EDUC-501, EDUC-502, EDUC-503, and EDUC-600 require observation and student teaching in nearby schools under supervision of a public school teacher and a university supervisor and attendance at a weekly seminar. During this 15- or 16-week period, students in early childhood education spend a minimum of 450 hours of observation/teaching experience, and students in elementary and secondary education spend a minimum of 420 hours of observation/teaching experience. To enroll in this block of courses, students must be admitted to the teacher education program and have approval from their advisers. Students may not enroll in any additional courses for this semester without prior written approval from the head of the Education Department. Prerequisites: All other courses required for the major and for the teacher education program, as well as admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-502 Classroom Teaching

Taken together, EDUC-501, EDUC-502, EDUC-503, and EDUC-600 require observation and student teaching in nearby schools under supervision of a public school teacher and a university supervisor and attendance at a weekly seminar. During this 15- or 16-week period, students in early childhood education spend a minimum of 450 hours of observation/teaching experience, and students in elementary and secondary education spend a minimum of 420 hours of observation/teaching experience. To enroll in this block of courses, students must be admitted to the teacher education program and have approval from their advisers. Students may not enroll in any additional courses for this semester without prior written approval from the head of the Education Department. Prerequisites: All other courses required for the major and for the teacher education program, as well as admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-503 Classroom Management

Taken together, EDUC-501, EDUC-502, EDUC-503, and EDUC-600 require observation and student teaching in nearby schools under supervision of a public school teacher and a university supervisor and attendance at a weekly seminar. During this 15- or 16-week period, students in early childhood education spend a minimum of 450 hours of observation/teaching experience, and students in elementary and secondary education spend a minimum of 420 hours of observation/teaching experience. To enroll in this block of courses, students must be admitted to the teacher education program and have approval from their advisers. Students may not enroll in any additional courses for this semester without prior written approval from the head of the Education Department. Prerequisites: All other courses required for the major and for the teacher education program, as well as admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-600 Seminar

Taken together, EDUC-501, EDUC-502, EDUC-503, and EDUC-600 require observation and student teaching in nearby schools under supervision of a public school teacher and a university supervisor and attendance at a weekly seminar. During this 15- or 16-week period, students in early childhood education spend a minimum of 450 hours of observation/teaching experience, and students in elementary and secondary education spend a minimum of 420 hours of observation/teaching experience. To enroll in this block of courses, students must be admitted to the teacher education program and have approval from their advisers. Students may not enroll in any additional courses for this semester without prior written approval from the head of the Education Department. Prerequisites: All other courses required for the major and for the teacher education program, as well as admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC-601 Independent Study

A detailed exploration of a selected educational topic or problem under faculty direction. Project may relate to the development of a significant skill in teaching. Requires approval of supervising professor and department head.



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