Educational Technology Courses

 

EDTF203 Introduction to Technology for Teaching

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Prepares students for life-long learning and service as a teacher. Emphasis is on developing skills in the following: personal and professional use of new and emerging technologies, productions of digital materials, implementing and managing technology in instructional environments, and recognizing the role of technology in student learning and success. Participants will explore the process of designing learning opportunities using technology as a tool to enhance learning, improve motivation and engagement, and improve communication.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDTF205 Instructional Media for Secondary Education 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

An introduction to the planning and utilizing resources for instructional development and delivery. This hands-on course emphasizes the operation and utilization of computers and related technologies aimed at meeting the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards focusing on secondary level pre-service teacher education. Students develop basic teaching/learning skills through exploring classroom applications of recent technological innovations including the internet and digital imagery. Restricted to Block 1 secondary teacher majors.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDTF300 Educational Technology for Specialized Disciplines

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A professional level course that will provide students with necessary skills to effectively use technology tools available in today's society. Significant emphasis will be on recent developments of desktop and social media software including the impact of technologies, and how the appropriate use of technologies can help solve professional, social, and personal problems. Using these technologies, the student will creae an electronic showcase to exhibit his/her skills and knowledge to prospective employers.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:  None


 

EDTF301 Educational Technology for Secondary Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A professional level course addressing two important needs of educators: 1) a foundational understanding of educational technology; and 2) the underlying principles of teaching and learning, of the paradigm shift, and of using technology to facilitate learning. Emphasis focuses on developing skills in the following areas: personal and professional use of technologies, production of digital materials, implementing and managing technology in instructional environments, and recognizing the role of technology in student learning and success.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDTF302 School Law and Ethics

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An examination of the laws and policies that have shaped public education within the judicial system. Emphasis will be placed on ethics for teacher-educators. Both teacher and student rights and responsibilities will be explored. Special Education Law will be the focus when investigating programs, services, accountability, and assessment.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDTF310 Instructional Media for Secondary Education II
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]
A pre-professional level course addressing the use of technology to facilitate learning. Emphasis focuses on developing skills in the teaching/learning process through the use of instructional design, production of digital materials, managing technology in instructional environments, and recognizing the role of technology in student learning. Course is restricted to Block 2 secondary teacher education majors.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDTF405 Teaching with Technology
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Addresses effective classroom applications of technology tools available for use in 21st century classrooms. It is designed to provide students in this course with experiences that will allow them to select, arrange, and use a variety of resources in a systematic approach to instruction. They will examine the integration of various hardware and software tools to support and enhance learning through field experiences, project-based learning, web-based resources, case studies, in-class demonstrations, and discussions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

EDTF602 Global Perspectives in Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of education in light of the global village concept. Focus is on psychosociological, economic, political, historical, and environmental forces that both shape and are shaped by education. Graduates will elevate their critical awareness of the education institution by examining similarities and differences among selected issues in nation states; formulate possible solutions to shared problems; and hone their decision-making skills.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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