Education

 

Education Course Descriptions

EDU

101

INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION AND TEACHING

Two credit hours

This course will introduce the beginning student in professional education to teaching at the various levels and licensure areas. Students will explore the foundation of American education; emerging models of teaching; structural reforms; diversity of learners; multicultural education; and issues and trends affecting education in a diversified, technological and global world.

EDU

102X

INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE

Zero credit hours

Prerequisite: EDU 101 may be taken concurrently.

This experience is an introduction to teaching in primary, middle, or secondary grade classrooms. Minimum time: 30 hours in an academic setting pre-approved by the Division of Education.

EDU

103D

EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Two credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101 may be taken concurrently.

This is a survey course designed to introduce the students to characteristics of learners with special learning, physical and emotional needs. Public laws, court cases, teaching and accommodation strategies will be explored as they relate to trends in reaching students with disabilities, gifts and talents, and diverse cultural needs in both special education and inclusive
K-12 settings. A field experience is required.

EDU

114

21st CENTURY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS

One credit hour

This course provides students with a foundation for the effective use of technology for their own learning experience and for their preparation as effective 21st Century professionals. Topics include digital citizenship, copyrights, podium management, and technology platforms.  Also included is a review of common software and hardware employed for presentations, productivity, and to encourage individuals’ responses and interactions to enhance learning. The successful student will complete the course with the skills needed for managing multiple types of professional documents in various contexts across several digital platforms.

EDU

201

TEACHING STRATEGIES AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 100-level coursework

Students will study general strategies for teaching students ages 3 through 21. Areas to be included are: planning for instruction; questioning, probing, and reinforcement skills; classroom management theories and techniques; observational, clinical and peer teaching skills.

EDU

203

INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101, 102X, 103D. May be taken concurrently with EDU 204

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of programs in early childhood education (ages 3-8).  Attention will be given to the early childhood profession, its historical, philosophical, and social foundations and how they influence current thought and practice.  The purpose of the course is to develop candidates' understanding of the theoretical underpinnings that influence instruction in early childhood education.  The course will provide the theoretical basis which guides teaching and learning.  This course includes a 10 hour field experience in a preschool setting.  These observation hours must be completed in addition to the contact hours required of the course.

EDU

204

Phonics and Spelling Development

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101, 102X, 103D. May be taken concurrently with EDU 203

This course focuses on phonics content and developmental spelling. Students will learn

strategies for teaching phonics and spelling in the literacy curriculum.

EDU

205

INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101

The students will study the philosophy, curriculum organization, and goals of middle childhood education. The nature of emerging adolescent learners and teaching methodologies unique to this population will be emphasized.

EDU

206

INTRODUCTION TO ADOLESCENT EDUCATION

Two credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101

This course is an overview of adolescent education for students ages 12 through 21. Current issues confronting the secondary school will be addressed.

EDU

207

Planning Instruction and Guiding Young Children

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101, 102X, 103D, 114, 203

In this course, students will examine factors which are necessary to create responsive learning environments for young children.  They will also learn to plan developmentally appropriate instruction and will consider the varied curricular domains of effective early childhood programs.  This course will further introduce students to techniques for guiding, supporting, and encouraging  young children's positive behavior.

EDU

210

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101, 102X, 103D, 203

This course will emphasize changes in contemporary society and families and how those

changes affect children in early childhood education programs.  Also emphasized will be

techniques and strategies for working effectively with diverse family structures and using

community resources to support children ages 3-8. A community-based field experience is required.

EDU

211D

EXPLORING EDUCATION IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: Sophomore status and LAS 200. May be taken concurrently with LAS 200.

The aim of the course is to sensitize teacher education candidates and other interested students to the differing needs of children/adolescents and to foster an exploration of their beliefs and experiences with regard to issues of diversity. Participants in the course will understand critical concepts of teaching and learning in a multi-cultural classroom. A field experience is required.

EDU

214

MEDIA RESOURCES FOR THE EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL

Two credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 201 or EDU 207

This course introduces and provides hand-on activities with audio, video, and on-line tools in an educational context. The successful candidate will complete the course with a portfolio of media and on-line work samples suitable for making instructional decisions and designing learning activities appropriate for pre-K-12 students and teacher presentations.

EDU

274

INTRODUCTION TO STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 103D

This course is a study of historical and current definition, characteristics, and needs of students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs (ages 5-21), and how they change through the lifespan. Focus will be on academic, behavioral, and social assessment and interventions based on current research and inclusive, co-teaching models. A field experience is required.

EDU

276

BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 274

This course is a study of classroom management approaches for learners ages 5-21, including behaviorist, psychodynamic, environmental, and biophysical models with their legal and ethical implications. Baseline data collection, target behaviors, token economies, contracts and certificates, group processes, medical interventions, and classroom arrangements behavior management and intervention planning are discussed.  A field experience is required.

EDU

314

21st CENTURY CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY

One credit hour

The technology laboratory is delivered in the form of mini workshops and one-on-one facilitation. Candidates will be supported during their methods coursework and field experiences as they develop a range of skills to complete assignments and lessons that infuse and integrate technology.  The lab must be taken concurrently with the content methods course associated with the candidates’ major teaching field(s). 

EDU

321

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND EMERGENT LITERACY

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101, 102X, 103D, 114, 203, 204. May be taken concurrently with EDU 207.

Students will study techniques, materials, and theories of language acquisition and early

literacy development.  Topics include language development, oral language instruction, and

teaching strategies to support emerging readers and writers (ages 3-8).

EDU

322

THEORY TO PRACTICE LAB                                  

One credit hour

Prerequisites: EDU 101, 102X, 103D, 114, 203, 204, 207, 211D, 321. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 323, 330, 333.

This theory to practice lab experience provides opportunities for students to work with faculty

to debrief literacy instruction and students' own teaching and in reflection of how those

observations shape future instruction.  The lab experience (taken concurrently with literacy methods) creates a setting to identify explicit links between coursework and the associated field

experience assignments.

EDU

323

PROCESSES & INQUIRY IN SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101, 102X, 103D, 114, 203, 204, 207, 211D, 321. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 322, 330, 333.

This course is based on an integrated approach to giving young children the opportunity to develop the skills and problem solving approaches needed to understand concepts  in science and social studies.  Students will learn to use hands-on, inquiry-based approaches to instruction in science and social studies.  A field experience is required.

EDU

330

ASSESSMENT AND DATA BASED DECISION MAKING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Two credit hours

Prerequisites:  EDU 101, 102X, 103D, 114, 203, 204, 207. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 322, 323, 333.

This course introduces students to assessment strategies appropriate for use in early childhood

learning settings.  Alternatives to formal standardized testing including naturalistic,

authentic, and performance assessment will be investigated.  The course addresses current

issues relevant to assessment in early childhood education.  Students will learn strategies of

data-based decision making. A field experience is required.

EDU

333

READING INSTRUCTION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101, 102X, 103D, 114, 203, 204, 207, 211D, 321. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 322, 323, 330.

Students will study the techniques, materials and philosophical approaches to literacy instruction

for children ages 3-8.  This will include topics such as comprehension instruction, vocabulary

development, emergent writing, motivation, and instruction for diverse learners (ELL).  A field

experience is required.

EDU

334

DIAGNOSTIC AND REMEDIAL READING METHODS

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101, 102X, 103D, 114, 204, 211D, 333 or 343. May be taken with EDU 337.

Students will study diagnostic and remedial techniques for teaching reading to students who

are experiencing difficulty in reading.  This course is designed for students preparing to

teach in early childhood, middle childhood, and mild/moderate educational needs settings.  A

field experience is required.

EDU

337

MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 101, 102X, 103D, 114, 204, 211D, May be taken with EDU 334.

Students will study the methods and materials applicable to teaching mathematics to children ages 3-8. A problem-solving approach will be emphasized. A field experience is required.

EDU

340

ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

Two credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 201, 205 or 206. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 348.

Students will study elements of measurement, evaluation, effective teaching, and student achievement in diverse settings. The course will emphasize: evaluation methods, grading systems, standardized and teacher-made tests and their interpretation, as well as formal and informal assessment methods. A field experience is required.

EDU

341

ADOLESCENT/YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

Two credit hours

This course is required of AYA English majors only.

Prerequisites: EDU 201, 205 or 206. May be taken concurrently with EDU 343.

This course is a survey of literature appropriate for use in the classroom for students ages 10-14. Included is the study of many genres of literature, as well as strategies for using literature across the curriculum. A field experience is required.

EDU

343

READING INSTRUCTION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Three credit hours

Students will study the techniques, materials, and philosophical approaches to reading instruction for students ages 8-14. Included are topics such as: reading comprehension, word identification, reading in the content areas, integrating literacy instruction across the curriculum, using literature to teach reading, assessment and teaching reading in diverse classrooms. A field experience is required.

EDU

345

SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Three credit hours

Students will study materials and teaching strategies applied to the social studies curriculum for students ages 10-14. A field experience is required.

EDU

346

SCIENCE/HEALTH INSTRUCTION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Two credit hours

Students will study the methods and materials used in the science/health curriculum for students ages 10-14. A field experience is required.

EDU

347

MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Three credit hours

Students will study the materials and teaching techniques applicable to teaching mathematics to students ages 10-14. A problem-solving approach will be emphasized. A field experience is required.

EDU

348

READING IN THE CONTENT AREA

Three credit hours

Must be taken with EDU 340.

This course is a study of strategies for teaching reading in the content areas. It is required for students planning to teach at the secondary level. A field experience is required.

EDU

350-358

SPECIAL METHODS IN ADOLESCENT YOUNG ADULT/MULTI-AGE TEACHING FIELD

Three/Four credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 201,206,340,348 other teaching field(s) prerequisites may be required.

These courses are designed to provide a special teaching methodology in the student's teaching field. In-school experiences are required as part of the course. A field experience is required.

EDU

377

ASSESSMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU-103D & 274.

This course is the study of the use of formal and informal diagnostic instruments used for planning individual instruction for students with mild/moderate educational needs. Includes authentic, portfolio, curriculum-based, performance, and alternative assessment as well as standardized tests. Procedures for using such information for placement decisions and on IEPs are discussed.

EDU

394

REMEDIATION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU-103D, 274 & 377.

This course is designed to give an understanding of the K-12 curriculum to students who are seeking the Intervention Specialist license in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs. Integrated content methods and accommodations in reading/language arts, math, science/health, and social studies will be explored. Methods and materials used to teach these students with mild/moderate educational needs (ages 5-21) will be examined.

EDU

415X

CLINICAL PRACTICE IN MILD/MODERATE EDUCATIONAL  NEEDS

Five credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 492. No additional coursework may be taken without the Chairperson’s approval.

This is a period of guided teaching of students with mild/moderate educational needs under the direction of a certificated/licensed special educator.  This half-semester experience is completed by candidates seeking dual licensure in mild/moderate educational needs and another licensure/program area.  Application required.

EDU

417X

CLINICAL PRACTICE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Four credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 492. No additional coursework may be taken without the Chairperson’s approval.

This is a supervised program of observation, participation and classroom teaching experiences in an early childhood setting.  This half-semester experience is completed by candidates seeking dual licensure in mild/moderate educational needs and early childhood education.  Application required.

EDU

418X

CLINICAL PRACTICE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Four credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 492. No additional coursework may be taken without the Chairperson’s approval.

This is a supervised program of observation, participation and classroom teaching experiences in two chosen subject areas in a middle childhood setting. This half-semester experience is completed by candidates seeking dual licensure in mild/moderate educational needs and middle childhood education.  Application required.

EDU

419X

CLINICAL PRACTICE IN ADOLESCENT YOUNG ADULT EDUCATION

Four credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 492. No additional coursework may be taken without the Chairperson’s approval.

This is a supervised program of observation, participation and classroom teaching experiences in a secondary school. This half-semester experience is completed by candidates seeking dual licensure in mild/moderate educational needs and adolescent young adult/multi-age education.  Application required.

EDU

475

PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION AND TRANSITION DEVELOPMENT

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU-103D & 274.

This course provides an emphasis on collaboration and partnerships with other professionals, paraprofessionals, and parents as team members designing, implementing, and evaluating appropriate educational experiences for persons with disabilities. Characteristics (e.g., SES, cultural background, language, environmental effects, disciplinary/supervisory practices) of families and their effects on teaming, curriculum, instruction will be explored. Additionally, the course will cover topics related to the transition of students with mild/moderate educational needs from special education settings to the general education classroom, from on level of school to the next and from school to community. Issues, resources, techniques to make successful transitions will be explored.

EDU

480X

CLINICAL PRACTICE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Nine credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 492. No additional coursework may be taken without the Chairperson’s approval.

This is a supervised program of observation, participation and classroom teaching experiences in an early childhood setting. Application required.

EDU

481X

CLINICAL PRACTICE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Nine credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 492. No additional coursework may be taken without the Chairperson’s approval.

This is a supervised program of observation, participation and classroom teaching experiences in two chosen subject areas in a middle childhood setting. Application required.

EDU

484X

CLINICAL PRACTICE IN MILD/MODERATE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Nine credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 492. No additional coursework may be taken without the Chairperson’s approval.

This is a period of guided teaching of students with mild/moderate educational needs under the direction of a certificated/licensed special educator. Application required.

EDU

487X

CLINICAL PRACTICE, ADOLESCENT YOUNG ADULT

Nine credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 492. No additional coursework may be taken without the Chairperson’s approval.

This is a supervised program of observation, participation and classroom teaching experiences in a secondary school. Application required.

EDU

490X

CLINICAL PRACTICE, MULTI-AGE EDUCATION

Nine credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 492. No additional coursework may be taken without the Chairperson’s approval.

This is a supervised program of observation, participation and classroom teaching experiences in elementary, middle and/or secondary schools. Requests for student teaching assignments are limited to schools within a specified distance from Baldwin Wallace University. Placements are made by the Division of Education, not by the individual student.

EDU

491

CLINICAL PRACTICE IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Nine credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with EDU 492. No additional coursework may be taken without the Chairperson’s approval.

This is a supervised program of observation, participation and classroom teaching experiences in a music classroom setting.  Application required.

EDU

492

SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR

Three credit hours

Must be taken concurrently with Clinical Practice

The senior seminar is a capstone course required of all students seeking licensure to teach and is taken concurrently with the clinical practice. It provides an opportunity to synthesize learning from previous course work, field experiences and the clinical practice experience. Reflection, discussion and individual and group activities are used to achieve course objectives. The culminating project is the development of a professional portfolio.

 

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