TAC Courses

ED513 Classroom Assessment. 3 hours. Classroom observation, interpretation, and research are the focus of this course. Students will be expected to practice and implement various techniques discussed in class as well as prepare documentation for explorations undertaken.

ED516 Exceptional and Diverse Learners. 3 hours. Basic concepts of multicultural education, with an emphasis on students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, as well the gifted and special needs student. Instruction includes a review of instructional strategies for the diverse classroom, a personal examination of one's bias and stereotypes, and the role of personal professional responsibility within a global society. Also addressed are the Missouri Standards for Teacher Education Programs and provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.

ED518 Reading Assessment and Instruction. 3 hours. This course focuses on the study of formal and informal assessment as it relates to individual needs. Developing instructional plans with an emphasis on personalized reading strategies and continuous evaluation is included. Prerequisites: Coursework in Reading Foundations and Assessment preferred.

ED533 Classroom and Behavior Management. 3 hours. Organization, procedures, and management of the classroom including approaches to disciplinary problems.

ED551 Methods and Materials in Mathematics Education. 3 hours. Students examine and create materials, which are useful in teaching mathematics. Effective teaching techniques such as learning-by-doing are demonstrated and the educational theories and research literature which support these techniques will be discussed. Meets MEd Standard 2.

ED561 Instructional Strategies. 3 hours. Designed to assist the student in recognizing person instructional strategies and selecting strategies appropriate to the student population. Various instructional strategies are explored.

ED564 Beginning Teacher Assistance. 3 hours. Designed to assist the beginning teacher through the first year of teaching. Assistance is provided in building and maintaining certification and/or school district professional development requirements. Students must enroll in at least three (3) credit hours of the combined courses. (Temporary Authorization Certificate students only)

ED572 Teaching Reading in the Content Area. 3 hours. This course provides a study of teaching and learning situations in the elementary and secondary schools with the application of reading and writing strategies in various content areas and specialties, including core contents, electives, and library sciences. Learners extend their content area reading as they engage in the language arts practice of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

PY523 Human Growth and Development. 3 hours. This course explores the biological, psychological, and sociological factors that impact the individual throughout the human life span—from birth to death.

SE203 Introduction to Special Education-MMD K-12. 3 hours. This course is an introduction to the profession of special education. The course explores the history, theoretical foundations, and practices related to the social, emotion, health, and learning characteristics of the individuals with mild-moderate disabilities. The course includes an introduction to the educational and psychological characteristics (cognitive, emotional, and social) of school-age individuals with mild-moderate disabilities and the implications these characteristics have for educational practice. Problems of definitions, screening, diagnosis, classification systems, transition, future planning, classroom management, and multicultural issues are introduced.

SE213 Curriculum Methods-MMD Elementary. 3 hours.   This course provides an introduction to the educational and psychological characteristics (cognitive, emotional, and social) of elementary-age individuals with mild-moderate disabilities and the implications that these characteristics have for educational practice. Problems of definitions, screening, diagnosis, classification systems, transition, future planning, classroom management, and multicultural issues are addressed. Information useful for selecting and developing intervention programs for elementary-age students with mild disabilities including physical and other health impairments are addressed. Included is an overview of research in the field with emphasis on the study of instructional approaches emphasizing specific methods and materials.

SE301 Curriculum Methods-MMD Secondary. 3 hours. This course provides an introduction to the educational and psychological characteristics (cognitive, emotional, and social) of secondary-age individuals with mild-moderate disabilities and the implications that these characteristics have for educational practice. Problems of definitions, screening, diagnosis, classification systems, transition, future planning, classroom management, and multicultural issues are addressed. Information useful for selecting and developing intervention programs for secondary-age students with mild disabilities including physical and other health impairments are addressed. Included is an overview of research in the field with emphasis on the study of instructional approaches emphasizing specific methods and materials.

SE 313 Counseling in Special Education. 2 hours. This course presents approaches to working with school students, both with and without disabilities, in the home, school, and community environment. Students will focus on understanding, developing, and implementing approaches to interact with school students. Students will explore theories and practical methods to enhance positive relationships with families of school-aged children.

SE321 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Procedures. 3 hours. This course is an introduction to principles and practices in evaluation procedures in education and special education (preschool through adolescence). Students are also introduced to securing case histories and test administration and interpretation in basic development and skill areas.

SE341 Literacy Instruction for Special Needs Students. 2 hours. This course builds upon the foundation provided by the previous reading and literacy coursework included in the elementary certification program. Students will learn how to adapt literacy instruction for the needs of individual students, small groups, and/or classroom settings.

 
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