Education Courses
EDE 124Intro to Teaching and American EducationEducation2FreshmanAn introduction to American elementary, middle, and secondary school education designed to help students explore teaching as a career. Course content includes history, theories, philosophies and legal rights and responsibilities of teachers that influence current educational practice. Students also have an opportunity to compare and contrast philosophies of education and develop their own. This is the first required class in the sequence for all teacher education students; the policies and practices of the Franklin College program will be outlined.
EDE 222Child Development and Educational PsychEducation2SophomoreThis course explores typical and atypical patterns in human growth and development from conception through adolescence. Students will examine theories and research including: cognitive, linguistic, social, physical, and emotional development. Students will learn how to implement developmentally appropriate and challenging curriculum in the classroom. Students will also become aware of current societal issues which greatly impact children such as: child abuse and neglect, changing family structures, and multiculturalism.
EDE 223Children's and Adolescent LiteratureEducation2SophomoreA critical examination of a wide variety of literature for children and young people. Values of literature for children, standards for judging quality, exposure to books about other cultures, and methods of encouraging responses to literature are emphasized.
EDE 225General Methods/Effective InstructionEducation2SophomoreThis course focuses on the development of K-6 instructional practices for students. Particular focus is placed upon: rigorous learning objectives, lesson planning, instructional strategies, classroom management, assessment, cooperative learning, methods of inquiry, accommodations/ modifications for diverse learners, and positive and supportive learning environments.
EDE 227Grammar and LinguisticsEducation1SophomoreAn introduction to the rules of English grammar and linguistics that apply to teaching with an emphasis on effective strategies for teaching language structure and syntax to English as a New Language (ENL) students.
EDE 230Survey of Exceptional Children/InclusionEducation2SophomoreThis course focuses on developing an understanding of individual differences in an inclusive learning environment. Course content focuses on students with exceptional needs, including those with disabilities and giftedness, and ways educators can help all learners achieve at high levels and reach their full potential.
EDE 300Topics in Elementary EducationEducation1A topic of current interest in elementary education will be taught. Topics will vary depending on faculty interest. Course will be offered upon request of faculty member and with the approval of the Provost.
EDE 315Human Diversity in the ClassroomEducation3JuniorPromotes curricular and instructional techniques and approaches for culturally diverse classrooms, including strategies for working with English Language Learners. To promote overall student well-being, candidates will learn effective strategies for cross-cultural communication involving students and families. Provides opportunities to explore and learn about ideas, people, cultures, and biases that impact how teachers conceptualize the world and includes a student-directed culturally responsive teaching project. Fulfills diversity exploratory. (Course is cross listed with EDS 315)
EDE 330Mild Intervention in Elementary EducatioEducation3JuniorThe course focuses on current issues and practices in the inclusive elementary classroom setting. Topics include: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, law, evaluation procedures, building collaborative relationships, and teaching strategies to differentiate academic, social and behavioral needs for a diverse group of learners.
EDE 336Science and Teaching IEducation3JuniorThe first of two semester courses to be taken by elementary education majors. The two-semester courses will emphasize content and methods for biology, earth science, and physics. The science teaching methodology emphasizes hands-on experiences, inquiry, and practice. Course Fee: $20.
EDE 337Science and Teaching IIEducation3JuniorContinuation of EDE 336, this course will expand on the natural science curriculum and methodology for elementary education majors. The science teaching methodology emphasizes hands-on experiences, inquiry, and practice.
EDE 344Teaching and Learning Literacy IEducation4JuniorThe first of two courses, this course is National Reading Panel and SBRR focused. An introduction to effective methods and materials used to teach reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing to a diverse community of learners in the elementary schools. Course emphasis is on the foundations of reading, phonemic awareness and phonics, emergent and developmental literary processes, as well as the role of the teacher as a knowledgeable decision-maker in instruction. Course topics include direct, explicit, and multi-sensory interventions and extensions as well as assessment and progress monitoring of the key reading skills learners must acquire in order to achieve reading success.
EDE 345Teaching and Learning Literacy IIEducation4JuniorThis course is a continuation course of EDE 344. It is National Reading Panel and SBRR focused. Course emphasis is on fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension of text, as well as the teacher as a knowledgeable leader in all areas of reading instruction, including direct, explicit, and multi-sensory interventions and extensions as well as assessment and progress monitoring of all learners including those with developing and Limited English Proficiencies (ENL).
EDE 365Math Methods for Elementary Teachers IEducation2JuniorThis course complements the material and learning approaches within MAT 323. Topics include: curriculum and instruction, equity, number sense, basic mathematical operations, data analysis, and tools for teaching mathematics in the elementary classroom. Emphasis is on alternative assessment techniques, problem-solving skills, use of manipulatives, and the development of a student-centered learning environment that integrates with other subjects in the curriculum as well as the child’s real world.
EDE 366Math Methods for Elementary Teachers IIEducation2JuniorThis course is a continuation for EDE 365 and complements the material and learning approaches within MAT 324. Topics include: curriculum and instruction, equity, number sense, measurement, geometry, data analysis, and tools for teaching mathematics in the elementary classroom. Emphasis is on alternative assessment techniques, problem-solving skills, use of manipulatives, and the development of a student-centered learning environment that integrates with other subjects in the curriculum as well as the child’s real world.
EDE 401CPR/AED/Heimlich Cert for Ed MajorsEducation1SeniorThis American Red Cross certification class is an opportunity for graduating education majors to meet the Indiana Department of Education licensing requirement IC 20-28-5-3(c) which requires applicants to hold a valid certification in each of the following procedures: 1) cardiopulmonary resuscitation that includes a test demonstration on a mannequin, 2) removing a foreign body causing an obstruction in an airway, and the Heimlich Maneuver; and 3) the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA (A=4.00) and admission to teacher education program. Taken during the fall semester of the senior year by education majors who have met all other education requirements up to this point. Course Fee: $25.
EDE 443Interdisciplinary Unit PlanningEducation2SeniorThis course examines effective interdisciplinary curriculum units which demonstrate knowledge of educational theory, pedagogy, instructional strategies, assessment, content knowledge, technology and tools of inquiry which make the material meaningful and engaging for learners with the ultimate goal of mastery. Students will develop an interdisciplinary unit that includes all of the above components while including provisions for diverse learners.
EDE 444Methods of Teaching Elem Social StudiesEducation2SeniorThis course focuses on instructional methods, subject matter, and curricular planning for teaching social studies in the elementary classroom. Course content will move through the disciplines of history, civics and government, economics and geography while including strategies for developing skills, concepts and values including ethnic and cultural awareness.
EDE 456Professional DevelopmentEducation1SeniorThis course helps senior level education majors develop the knowledge and skills needed to shift from the role of a college student to a beginning professional. Topics include: state teacher evaluation process; expectations of the profession, including codes of ethics, professional standards of practice, and relevant laws and policies; and job seeking strategies. Students will demonstrate professional knowledge via portfolio assessment.
EDE 457Effective Methods for Assessment and EvalEducation2SeniorThis course explores many facets of educational assessment and evaluation. Students will understand how an elementary teacher effectively uses multiple and appropriate types of assessment to plan, evaluate and improve instruction. Topics include: various types of informal and formal assessments, assessment design, student engagement in assessment, technology, effective feedback and grading, data tracking and interpretation, and assessment of diverse learners.
EDE 490Independent Study: El EdEducation1SeniorCourses are designed to encourage student initiative and to provide a degree of flexibility in the departmental program. Normally the subject is not sufficiently or appropriately covered in departmental course offerings. Offered with consent of instructor.
EDE 499Senior Competency PracticumEducation0SeniorCompletion of Senior Competency Practicum with a grade of C" or higher."
EDS 210Educational Philosophy, Law, and EthicsEducation3SophomoreSchool professionals and education policymakers must understand the complex contexts in which students learn in U.S. schools. Accordingly, students in this course will consider the legal, social, and ethical challenges facing teachers and other school professionals. The course will address philosophical underpinnings of the American system of education. Additionally, students in the class will learn about significant legal frameworks that govern teaching and learning in U.S. schools, with a keen eye toward professional competence in classroom and school leadership. Course will survey historic and contemporary issues in school law, ethics, and educational philosophy. Satisfies Civic Learning exploratory.
EDS 222Child Development and Educational PsycholEducation2SophomoreThis course explores typical and atypical patterns in human growth and development from conception through adolescence. Students will examine theories and research in key areas such as learning, intelligence, and motivation which impact the ability of the teacher to design and implement integrated curriculum in the classroom. Students will become aware of current societal issues, such as child abuse and neglect, changing family structures, and multiculturalism, which influence the lives of children. A variety of instructional strategies will be utilized including group presentations, analysis of journal articles, and case analysis. (Note: Department will waive this requirement for students who have successfully completed PSY 226 (Lifespan Development)).
EDS 315Human Diversity in the ClassroomEducation3JuniorPromotes curricular and instructional techniques and approaches for culturally diverse classrooms, including strategies for working with English Language Learners. To promote overall student well-being, candidates will learn effective strategies for cross-cultural communication involving students and families. Provides opportunities to explore and learn about ideas, people, cultures, and biases that impact how teachers conceptualize the world, and includes a student-directed culturally responsive teaching project. Fulfills diversity exploratory. (Course is cross listed with EDE 315.)
EDS 328Instruct Strat, Ed Tech, and Learn ProcessEducation3JuniorDevelops evidence-based instructional strategies for grades 5-12 pre-service teachers. Students will focus on meeting the multiple needs of learners while developing skills related to lesson planning and curricular mapping that meet state and national standards. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills and strategies that develop critical- and creative-thinking skills in learners and on the development of integrated curriculum approaches. Students will employ educational technology and knowledge of information literacy to enhance learning processes and student learning outcomes. Topics include classroom management and methods of assessment.
EDS 422Content ReadingEducation2SeniorDesigned to model creative, evidence-based strategies to promote reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and study skills in the various content areas for students in grades 5-12. Through an emphasis on SBRR focused methods and materials, students learn to apply, combine, and adapt instructional strategies that will accommodate the learning styles and special needs of a diverse classroom.
EDS 457Effective Methods for Assessment and EvalEducation2SeniorThis course explores current issues and trends concerning educational assessment and evaluation at the local, state and national level. Students will analyze the relationship between instruction and assessment. Topics may include: grading, authentic assessment strategies, formative and summative assessment, reflection, self-assessment, and standardized testing.
EFE 284Field Experience in Elementary EducationEducation1SophomoreActive participation in an elementary classroom one full day each week across 12 weeks. Special emphasis is given to the performance of general teaching and management principles. Students participating in a field experience in education are to display the professional dispositions of a competent, caring decision maker as outlined in the Clinical Field/Internship and Course Requirements Packet. Course Fee: $20. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
EFE 384Field Experience in Elementary EducationEducation1JuniorActive participation in an elementary classroom one full day each week across 12 weeks. Special emphasis is given to the performance of planning and implementing sound teaching/learning activities for elementary school learners. Students participating in a field experience in education are to display the professional dispositions of a competent, caring decision maker as outlined in the Clinical Field/Internship and Course Requirements Packet. Course Fee: $20. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
EFE 385Field Experience in Elementary EducationEducation1JuniorActive participation in an elementary classroom one full day each week across 12 weeks. Higher level of performance required in planning and implementing sound teaching/learning activities for elementary school learners. Students participating in a field experience in education are to display the professional dispositions of a competent, caring decision maker as outlined in the Clinical Field/Internship and Course Requirements Packet. Placement is in a multicultural or at-risk population school. Course Fee: $20. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
EFE 484Field Experience in Elementary EducationEducation1SeniorActive participation in an elementary classroom one full day each week across 12 weeks. Provides an opportunity to become familiar with the total school environment in order to perform teaching and decision-making skills and to plan and teach interdisciplinary lessons and units using technology. Emphasis is on integrating the content areas and meeting the needs of ENL in the classroom. Students participating in a field experience in education are to display the professional dispositions of a competent, caring decision maker as outlined in the Clinical Field/Internship and Course Requirements Packet. Course Fee: $20. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
EST 489Student Teaching in the Elementary ClasEducation11SeniorClassroom teaching and other activities under the guidance of the cooperating teacher, the college supervisor and coordinator of field experiences. The minimum 10-week experience will provide the capstone experience and will focus upon an appropriate broad, integrated, and multi-disciplinary approach to teaching. The FACT Project (Franklin’s Assessment of Candidate Teaching) will be completed during the student teaching experience to measure impact on student learning. Students participating in student teaching to display the professional dispositions of a competent, caring decision maker as outlined in the Clinical Field/Internship and Course Requirements Packet. Satisfactory performance is demonstrated by a grade of C or better and is required prior to approval for graduation. Course Fee: $175.
FNA 420Fine Arts for Elementary TeachersFine Arts4SeniorThis course provides prospective elementary teachers a practical working knowledge of various fine arts activities to assist them in discovering ways to integrate the fine arts into all facets of the school curriculum. Special emphasis will be placed on using fine arts activities to explore content in other disciplines.
GEO 220Human World GeographyEducation3FreshmanExplores the nature of human social behaviors through the study of diverse focus countries" recognizing recurring patterns in behavior and the forces that shape them. Students will understand how people as well as countries communicate ideas and attempt to solve problems. This course is taught through a lens of current events in the 21st century examining various diverse regions around the globe and how the cultures within those regions live and interact. Human elements of populationcultural inheritanceand accomplishments are studied as these interrelate with the physical elements. Education majors will create a project using the five themes of geography (locationplacehuman/environmental interactionmovement and regions). Fulfills diversity and human behavior exploratory requirements."
PED 322Methods of Teaching PE and Health for ElemPhys Ed/Health Science/Recreation3SeniorThe contents of this course focus on the unique contributions of health and physical education as they relate to the total development of the elementary child. Methods, materials, management, motivational, and evaluation techniques for elementary children will be covered. Taken concurrently with EFE 484. Fall, senior year.

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