Education Courses
COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMEDEPARTMENTCREDIT HOURSYEARCOURSE DESCRIPTION
EDE 124Critical Skills for EducatorsEducation2FreshmanThis course introduces students to the teaching profession and provides practical opportunities to develop those essential skills and dispositions necessary to become an effective teacher. Special emphasis will be given to the education department?s program expectations and processes for those students seeking teacher licensure. Fall and Spring freshman year.
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. Prerequisites: EDE 124 and PSY 117 or consent of the instructor. Sophomore year.
EDE 225Standards-Based Planning and Digital LearnEducation2SophomoreThis course introduces state and national P-12 academic standards as the basis for lesson planning and assessment in the elementary classroom. Students will examine research-based lesson plan designs and assessment tools used to measure instructional practices. Benefits of digital, online, hybrid, and onsite instruction will be explored with emphasis on how digital-age tools and environments influence learning processes and outcomes. Prerequisites: EDU 124, EDU 222, EDU 230 and INE 200 or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: EDE 235 and EFE 284
EDE 230Survey of Exceptional ChildrenEducation2SophomoreThis 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. Sophomore year.
EDE 235Teaching English Language Arts-ElemenEducation3This course focuses on methods for planning, delivering, and assessing evidence-based English language arts lessons that foster students? understanding of the language arts: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing. Candidates will prepare and teach Elementary English language arts lesson plans based on state and national standards. Points of emphasis include the effective use of Children?s literature, expository texts, and best practices in writing instruction. Prerequisites: EDU 124, EDU 222, EDU 230 and INE 200 or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: EDE 235 and EFE 284
EDE 330Teaching Exceptional Children-ElementaryEducation2JuniorThe course focuses on current issues and practices in the inclusive elementary classroom setting. Topics include: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, educational law, evaluation procedures, building collaborative relationships, and teaching strategies to differentiate academic, social and behavioral needs for a diverse group of learners. Prerequisite: EDE 344, EDE 366, EFE 384 and admission to Elementary Education program. Corequisite: EFE 385
EDE 337Teaching Science-ElementaryEducation4This course focuses on methods for planning, delivering, and assessing evidence-based science instruction that fosters students' understanding of the natural sciences: physical science, life science, and earth science. Candidates will prepare and teach elementary science lesson plans based on state and national standards. Points of emphasis include hands-on experiences, inquiry, and practice. Prerequisite: EDE 344, EDE 366, EFE 384 and admission to the Elementary Education program. Corequisite: EFE 385
EDE 344Scientifically Based Reading Instr (K-3)Education3JuniorThis course focuses on methods for planning, delivering, and assessing reading instruction--grounded in scientifically based reading research (SBRR)--for early elementary classrooms (K-3). Major theoretical, conceptual, and evidence-based components of reading development will be examined, including concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension. Foundations of language acquisition and literacy development, including cognitive, linguistic, cultural, social, and motivational factors that affect language acquisition and literacy development will be explored. Points of emphasis include direct, explicit, multi-sensory interventions and extensions; systematic observation and documentation; and progress monitoring practices. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Education program. Corequisite: EFE 384
EDE 345Scientifically Based Reading Instr (4-6)Education3JuniorThis course focuses on methods for planning, delivering, and assessing reading instruction, grounded in scientifically based reading research (SBRR) for upper elementary classrooms (Grades 4-6). Candidates will examine the major components of reading development and demonstrate the ability to provide assessment, instruction, intervention, extension, and ongoing progress monitoring in reading. Points of emphasis include fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension, and effective differentiated reading instruction (RtI) to match students' evidence-based strengths and needs in reading. Prerequisites: EDE 344, EDE 366, EFE 384 and admission to Elementary Education program. Corequisite: EFE 385
EDE 366Teaching Math-ElementaryEducation4JuniorThis course focuses on methods for planning, delivering, and assessing evidence-based math lessons that foster elementary students' understanding of mathematics. Candidates will prepare and teach mathematics lesson plans based on state and national standards. Points of emphasis include alternative assessment techniques, problem-solving skills, use of manipulatives, and the development of student-centered learning environments that integrate with other subjects in the curriculum as well as the child?s real world. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Education program.
EDE 424Teaching Health and Wellness-ElementaryEducation2SeniorThis course focuses on methods for planning, delivering, and assessing evidence-based lesson plans that foster elementary students' understanding of health and wellness. Candidates will prepare and teach health and wellness lesson plans based on state and national standards. Points of emphasis include motivational techniques and the unique contributions of health and physical education as they relate to the total development of the elementary child. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Education program and all courses required in the major except EDE 456, EDE 499, INE 300, and EST 489. Corequisite: EFE 484
EDE 443Interdisc Unit Plan/Teaching:STEAM-ElemEducation2SeniorThis course focuses on methods for planning, delivering, and assessing evidence-based STEAM instruction that fosters students' understanding of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Candidates will prepare and teach STEAM lesson plans based on state and national standards. Points of emphasis include interdisciplinary unit planning, scientific inquiry, and the unifying concepts across STEAM content areas. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Education program and all courses required in the major except EDE 456, EDE 499, INE 300, and EST 489. Corequisite: EFE 484
EDE 444Teaching Social Studies-ElementaryEducation4SeniorThis course focuses on methods for planning, delivering, and assessing evidence-based social studies lessons that foster students? understanding of the disciplines of history, civics, economics, and geography. Candidates will prepare and teach elementary social studies lesson plans based on state and national standards. Points of emphasis include major milestones in U.S. history, world history, and the history of Indiana. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Education program and all courses required in the major except EDE 456, EDE 499, INE 300, and EST 489. Corequisite: EFE 484
EDE 456Seminar in Student TeachingEducation1SeniorTaken concurrently with student teaching, this course supports candidates? transitions from the role of a college student to the role of a professional educator. Points of emphasis include the state teacher evaluation process, collaboration strategies with families and communities, job-embedded professional development, PLCs, and job-seeking strategies.
EDE 457Assessment and Classroom Management-ElemEducation2SeniorThis course explores the fundamental concepts and strategies that support effective assessment and classroom management. Candidates will prepare evidence-based assessment plans and classroom management plans for their intended level of licensure. Points of emphasis include formative and summative assessments, the use of RTI to track and support student learning, and effective classroom management strategies. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Education program and all courses required in the major except EDE 456, EDE 499, INE 300, and EST 489. Corequisite: EFE 484
EDE 499Senior Competency PracticumEducation0SeniorCompletion of Senior Competency Practicum with a grade of C" or higher."
EDU 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. This course is for those intending to pursue an Indiana Teaching License. Satisfies Civic Learning exploratory.
EDU 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. Prequisite: Admission to Elementary Education program. This course is for those intending to pursue an Indiana Teaching License. Satisfies Diversity exploratory.
EDU 401CPR/AED/Heimlich Cert for Edu MajorsEducation1This 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: Admission to Elementary Education program. Course Fee: $25. Fall, senior year, half semester.
EDUT 124Critical Skills for EducatorsEducation3JuniorThis course introduces students to the teaching profession and provides practical opportunities to develop those essential skills and dispositions necessary to become an effective teacher. Special emphasis will be given to processes for those students seeking secondary teacher licensure and the education department?s program expectations.
EDUT 222Child Development and Educ PsychologyEducation2JuniorThis course explores major concepts, theories, and processes related to the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, physical, and moral development of students in grades 5-12, and factors in the home, school, community, and broader environment that influence student development. Special emphasis will be placed on how to use this knowledge to implement developmentally appropriate and challenging curriculum in the secondary classroom for all learners. Clinical experience is required. Prerequisites: Provisional Admittance to the Transition to Teaching Program, EDUT 124 (or equivalent). Co-requisite EDUT 225 or permission.
EDUT 225Standards-Based Planning and Digital LearnEducation2JuniorThis course introduces state and national P-12 academic standards as the basis for lesson planning and assessment in the secondary classroom. Students will examine research-based lesson plan designs and assessment tools used to measure instructional practices. Benefits of digital, online, hybrid, and onsite instruction will be explored with emphasis on how digital-age tools and environments influence learning processes and outcomes. Clinical experience is required. Prerequisites: Provisional Admittance to the Transition to Teaching Program, EDUT 124 (or equivalent). Co-requisite EDUT 222 or permission.
EDUT 328Instructional Planning/Delivery-SecondarEducation4JuniorThis course focuses on methods for planning, delivering, and assessing evidence-based lesson plans that foster secondary-level students? understanding of Indiana Academic Standards in the respective disciplines. Candidates will apply various research-based best practices to meet a variety of instructional needs in making content comprehensible, relevant and engaging for all students. Points of emphasis include long- and short-range planning, project-based learning, universal design for learning (UDL), differentiated instruction, and informational literacy. Clinical experience is required. Prerequisites: Provisional Admittance to the Transitional to Teaching Program, EDUT 124, EDUT 222, EDUT 225 or equivalents or permission.
EDUT 422Content ReadingEducation2SeniorThis course is designed to model creative, evidence-based strategies to promote reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and study skills in the various content areas for students in grades 7-12. Through an emphasis on SBRR-focused methods and materials, candidates will learn to apply, combine, and adapt instructional strategies to reach all learners in classrooms with diverse populations. Clinical field experience is required. Prerequisites: Provisional Admittance to the Transition to Teaching Program, EDUT 124, EDUT 222, EDUT 225, EDUT 328 or equivalents or permission.
EDUT 457Effective Methods for Assessment and EvalEducation3SeniorThis course explores the fundamental concepts and strategies that support effective assessment and classroom management. Candidates will learn to apply fundamental concepts of assessment to select, design, and administer student assessments that are aligned to instructional goals, to administer assessments, and to share and interpret assessment results. Points of emphasis include formative and summative assessments, the use of RTI to track and support student learning, and research-based classroom management strategies that promote success for all learners. Prerequisites: Provisional Admittance to the Transition Teaching Program, EDUT 124, EDUT 222, EDUT 225, EDUT 328, EDUT 422 or equivalents or permission.
EFE 284Field Experience in Elementary EducationEducation1SophomoreActive participation in an elementary classroom one full day each week across 12 weeks. Special emphasis is given to observation of general teaching and management principles. Prerequisite: EDU 124 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: EDE 225 and EDE 235
EFE 384Field Experience in Elementary EducationEducation1JuniorActive participation in an elementary classroom one full day each week across 12 weeks. Special emphasis is given to beginning instructional delivery practices (facilitating learning activities) for elementary school learners. Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education program. Corequisite: EDE 344 and EDE 366.
EFE 385Field Experience in Elementary EducationEducation1JuniorActive participation in an elementary classroom one full day each week across 12 weeks. Special emphasis is given to more advanced proficiency in the instructional delivery of learning activities for elementary school learners. Prerequisite: EFE 384 and Admission to the Elementary Education program. Corequisite: EDE 330, EDE 337, and EDE 345.
EFE 484Field Experience in Elementary EducationEducation1SeniorActive participation in an elementary classroom one full day each week across 12 weeks. Special emphasis is placed on the total school environment; teaching and decision-making skills in preparation for student teaching; and digital learning opportunities. Prerequisite: EFE 385 and Admission to Elementary Education program. Corequisite: EDE 424, EDE 443, EDE 444, and EDE 457.
EST 489Student Teaching in the Elementary ClassroomEducation11SeniorClassroom 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. Prerequisite: Acceptance for Student Teaching. Corequisite: EDE 456 and EDE 499.
INE 200Internship in EducatonEducation3SophomoreRequired for the Elementary Education major, this course fulfills one college immersive experience requirement. Full-time classroom observation and participation in a partner school?s grade K-6 classroom under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Immersive term placements are made through the Education Department Coordinator of Field Experiences. Prerequisite: EDE 124 or consent of the Coordinator of Field Experiences.
INE 300Internship in EducatonEducation3JuniorThe second of two required internships for the Elementary Education major, this course fulfils one college immersive experience requirement. Full-time classroom observation and participation in a partner school?s grade K-6 classroom under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Immersive term placements are made through the Education Department Coordinator of Field Experiences. This course is offered during the immersive term and fulfills an immersive experience requirement for graduation. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Education Program.
INE 400Internship in EducatonEducation3SeniorThe third immersive internship available to Elementary Education majors. This course fulfills one college immersive experience requirement. Full-time classroom observation and participation in a partner school?s grade K-6 classroom under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Immersive term placements are made through the Education Department Coordinator of Field Experiences. Prerequisite: INE 200, INE 300, & Admission to Elementary Education Program.

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