Education Courses

 

EDUC105 Introduction to Elem Education

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

Provides students with a basic understanding of the field of elementary education through experiences in elementary schools for a minimum of 25 hours. The philosophical model of education at Lock Haven University will be examined in depth. Students will examine the role of the classroom teacher in society and their own willingness to take on that role. In addition students will be introduced to e-mail, the internet and electronic library research. Students will be expected to do extensive writing and speaking in the course.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC119 First Year Seminar for Education Students

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

Designed to embed education program requirements into a required course and to support student achievement of Education program requirements. Must be taken by all Elementary Education majors.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC202 Children's Literature

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

Introduces the student to major literary genre, bibliographical tools, story-telling techniques, censorship, and early field experiences.

Prerequisite: ( HONR111 ) OR ( ENGL100 )

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC204 The Elementary School

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

Examines the elementary school in its traditional form, as it is changing today and in light of changes expected in the future. Emphasis is placed on factors responsible for the changes taking place--school organization and administration, scientific advances in our knowledge of learning and behavior, evolving roles of teachers, emerging technologies and patterns of instruction, and recent developments in American society. Includes in-school experiences directly related to the course. Required of all Elementary Education majors; taken during the first four semesters of the program.

Prerequisite: ( EDUC105 )

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC212 Classroom Management in the Middle and Secondary School Setting

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

Examines behaviors that characterize this age group and helps teachers understand why adolescents behave as they do. Included are a variety of teaching methods and activities to stimulate and reinforce desirable behavior, effectively respond to undesirable behavior, and extinguish inappropriate behavior.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC220 Sophomore Seminar for Elementary Education Majors

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

Designed to embed education program requirements for the Developing Portfolio into a required course and to support student achievement of the Education program requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC300 Foundations of American Education
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Students will critically examine the history, philosophy, ethics, and theory of education. They will analyze past and current practices as well as their effect on curriculum and teaching methods. Teacher candidates will be expected to continually develop their understanding of multiculturalism and their skills in lesson planning, writing, and communication. They will refine their ability to evaluate the use of technology and WEB-based information.

Prerequisite: EDUC105 AND EDUC204 AND PSYC102

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC330 Classroom Management in the Elementary and Middle School Setting
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Offers a holistic view beginning with a variety of methods and activities for helping teachers build positive learning environments (a community of learners), improve relations in the classroom (a broader community), and cope with challenging behaviors and special abilities. The teacher is viewed as a model and facilitator, a supervisor of instruction which is called to fashion environments that invite exploration, inquiry, and positive self-concepts by drawing from research in psychology and sociology.

Prerequisite: EDUC204

Corequisite: None


 

EDUC335 Assessment and Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom

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

An investigation into the design and evaluation of assessments for student performance in the elementary classroom.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC340 Classroom Management

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

Classroom teachers are struggling to cope with an increasing number of student behavioral problems. This course will present strategies designed to stop discipline problems before they start. Building a positive learning environment, techniques for improving teacher-pupil relationships, and coping with disruptive behaviors will be studied. Based on sound, carefully researched theory, the course will offer a variety of methods and activities designed to help teachers implement management strategies.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC352 Computer Applications in the Classroom

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

Develops background and skills for using computers in educational settings. Participants learn to use the computer to assist in the achievement of educational goals and to evaluate and author educational computer programs. Participants experience the computer as a tutor, a tool, and a tutee. Standards for excellence in courseware are studied. Participants use BASIC, Logo, and authoring languages.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC444 Summer Urban Seminar

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

Provides an extended first-hand encounter with urban culture. It is intended to expand the opportunities of undergraduate teacher education students to work with diverse students in urban settings. The seminar includes a mix of carefully planned school, community, and cultural experiences. One of its unique features is an intensive community service project in which all students will participate during the weekend they are in Philadelphia. Open to all education majors who have complete 48 sh of work. Open to other majors as space permits. Offered very early Summer.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC472 Literacy and Language Arts: Elementary Professional Semester

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

Taken only as a part of the Elementary Professional Semester. Designed to place emphasis on mastering methods, strategies and techniques and on using materials appropriately for a balanced literacy program. The course focuses on instruction and evaluation of writing, reading, speaking, and listening abilities plus the integration of these developing abilities across curriculums, standards and instructional designs. Current literacy policies, research based practices, and educational curriculums are stressed. This course is open to students who meet requirements for enrollment in the Elementary Professional Semester.

Prerequisite: READ300

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC473 Social Studies Methods: Elementary Professional Semester

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

Taken only as part of the Elementary Professional Semester. Development of concepts and skills for effective instruction in all aspects of the Social Studies. Interdisciplinary unit studies are stressed. Students prepare lesson and unit plans, work in teams, present demonstration lessons to peers and evaluate instructional materials. Students learn how to access reference literature and teaching materials, locate experts and other resource personnel for classroom activities as well as for activities outside of the classroom.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC474 Science Methods: Elementary Professional Semester
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Students practice techniques for teaching science to elementary children. The use of discovery learning is stressed. Sciecne is treated more as a process than as a body of knowledge. Commercially produced science programs are reviewed; students create hands-on files, review and react in writing to science readings, create a science project and present it to children, and students prepare lessons to present ot peers and children from the local schools. The use of manipulatives is required. Students study for, prepare and teach a coordinated set of activities in environmental studies including field trips to the University's conference center or other outdoor facilities.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC475 Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary School: Elementary Professional Semester
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Students learn techniques for teaching mathematics to elementary students according to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standards and the PA State Math Standards. Emphasis is given to appropriate progression from the concrete to the abstract in all learning. Use of manipulatives is required. The use of strategies to make content accessible to ALL students is a priority. Much time is spent cultivating a positive attitude toward mathematics. Discovery learning, interdisciplinary study and the use of technology are woven into the course. Scheduled concurrently with subject matter methods and Clinical Field Experience.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

EDUC476 Creating Classroom Environments: Elementary Professional Semester

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

Provides specific information and strategies for organizing, planning and implementing instruction in a classroom and creating a positive, productive atmosphere for learning. Questioning, listening and management techniques are stressed. Methods for helping learners become self-disciplined are emphasized and techniques for dealing with unacceptable behavior are considered in depth. Since this course is usually taken concurrently with other courses in teaching methods and with a required field experience course, all topics are consciously integrated with those of the other courses. In addition to mastering the various techniques considered, students are expected to develop a philosophical basis for creating an ordered classroom.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC477 Clinical Field Experiences: Elementary Professional Semester

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

This laboratory course assists the student in synthesizing theory and content from a variety of a pre-professional courses and requires students to put this theory and content into practice during actual teaching of elementary school children. Students plan, teach and analyze segments of instruction under the supervision of college instructors in area school classrooms.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC478 Intro Educational Computing: Elementary Professional Semester

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

Provides basic skills in the uses of microcomputers in educational settings and background about computer technology. Courseware in various instructional subject areas is examined and evaluated. Several modes for Computer-Aided Learning are demonstrated and experienced. Students receive an introduction to computer terminology, system components, operation, general uses of computers and resulting implications for society.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC493 Student Teaching and Professional Practicum: Elementary 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

The capstone experience for preservice teachers. Two student teaching experiences are provided at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges). Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers introduces the student to all aspects of the teaching day. University professors supervise the student teachers and conduct weekly practicum sessions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

EDUC494 Student Teaching and Professional Practicum: Elementary 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

The capstone experience for preservice teachers. Two student teaching experiences are provided at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges). Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers introduces the student to all aspects of the teaching day. University professors supervise the student teachers and conduct weekly practicum sessions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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