Education (EDU) courses
EDU 150 Introduction to Teaching
May be taken concurrently with EDU 202. An introduction to the teaching profession including an introduction to teaching standards and the professional portfolio process, observations, projects and information designed to aid students entering the teaching profession.
EDU 202 Teaching Profession Field ExperiencePrerequisite(s): ENG 110.
This course provides students an opportunity to observe teaching and learning for thirty (30) hours or more in P-12 classrooms. Students are introduced to the requirements for teacher preparation and certification. Students will examine characteristics of effective teaching. The course is designed to assist students in determining if a career in teaching is an appropriate goal.
EDU 250 Foundations of American Education
This course will examine historical, philosophical, political, economic, and legal foundations of American public education systems. The nature of school environments, design, organization of school curricula, characteristics of effective schools/instruction in grades K-12, educational structures, practices, and projections for the future will be studied.
EDU 251 Education Practicum Internship
This course will involve a field experience whereby the student will observe/assist a teacher in the regular classroom. Workshops, field trips and guest lecturers will complete the fulfillment of the course.
EDU 258 Comprehensive School Health Education
Methods, activities, materials, and knowledge base necessary to enable classroom teachers to effectively teach and support a comprehensive program of school health.
EDU 260 Educational PsychologyPrerequisite(s): PSY 121.
This course is designed as an introduction to theory and research in educational psychology. Topics include cognitive and social development, learning, memory, cognition, intelligence, motivation, measurement and individual differences.
EDU 265 Educational Applications of Technology and MediaPrerequisite(s): EDU 202.
Principles and techniques for selection and utilization of computer and video as well as other basic forms of media and technology. The class combines research, instructional design, equipment operation and materials production in lecture and laboratory settings to prepare teachers to be reflective decision makers on proper methods of using technology in teaching.
EDU 297 Rural Education in a Global SocietyPrerequisite(s): Completion of 40 credit hours including COM 115, ENG 110, ENG 210, or ENG 221, MTH 130 or higher (except MTH 197), and IDS 110; or completion of 40 credit hours including COM 115, ENG 110, ENG 210, or ENG 221, IDS 110 and concurrent enrollment in MTH 130 or higher (except MTH 197); or 40 credit hours including COM 115, ENG 110, IDS 110, MTH 130 or higher (except MTH 197), and concurrent enrollment in ENG 210 or ENG 221.
This is a capstone course for students seeking the Teacher Completion Program or AAT and provides and understanding of rural education and generational poverty essential in the preparation of effective teachers. This course will provide an introduction to the teaching profession, the economics of rural life and rural education and strategies for effectively dealing with generational poverty as it pertains to education.