Education Courses

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ED101 Introduction to Teaching. 2 hours. A study of the historical, philosophical, legal, and social development of education in the United States with an emphasis on school organization and management, and the roles and responsibilities of the teacher, principal, superintendent, and school board. Introduces and explores the concept of portfolios. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ED102.

ED102 Introduction to Teaching Practicum. 1 hour. Applied experiences (12-18 clock hours) working with students in a classroom setting. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ED101. In order to remain eligible in programs that require ED102, students must earn at least a "C" in no more than two attempts to pass ED102. 4/12

ED103 Child Development. 2 hours. The study of the physical, motor, intellectual, social, and emotional development of the young child as well as the development of an intelligent philosophy of adult-child relationships. This course includes 10-12 clock hours of clinical experiences.

ED122 Education Technology. 2 hours. This course will introduce students to a number of current technologies, both hardware- and software-based, with the intent of enhancing the presentation of materials and the sharing and collaboration of information. The course will include material concerning related social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding technology.

ED204 Utilizing Family and Community Resources. 3 hours. The cooperation between home, school, and community to provide a supportive educational environment for the young child. Includes community exploration from an historical, philosophical, and social perspective; basic principles related to community resources; various child-rearing and parenting styles; and methods of utilizing and communicating with families and the community. Cultural and socioeconomic factors, and the realities of the changing family and variations among parent education program types are considered. Prerequisite: ED103.

ED206 Infant/Toddler Curriculum Methods and Materials. 2 hours. Introduction to various curriculum methods for children aged six weeks through two years. Current issues in infant/toddler care will be discussed. Prerequisites: ED103 and concurrent enrollment in ED207.

ED207 Infant/Toddler Curriculum Methods and Materials Practicum. 2 hours. The clinical experience (24-36 clock hours) includes observation of infants and toddlers and participation in planning and conducting learning experiences appropriate for infants and toddlers. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ED206.

ED260 Special Problems. 1-5 hours. Independent study or research on a subject of interest to an individual student. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

ED264 Child Health. 2 hours. Health issues affecting children from birth through age 16. Includes functions and interrelations of systems, health maintenance and enhancement, risk assessment and reduction, efficiency of human movement and performance, and physical activity and lifetime wellness.

ED290 Special Topics. 1-5 hours. Intermediate-level course on a topic not included in the regular curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

ED303 Methods and Materials for Teaching Content Classes. 3 hours. Presents methods and materials for integrating social studies and science concepts required in elementary classrooms, including those identified as Show-Me Standards and Project Construct Goals by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Prerequisites: ED315, ED326, ED327, successful passing of MoGEA exam, and concurrent enrollment in ED304.

ED304 Methods and Materials for Teaching Content Classes Practicum. 1 hour. This clinical experience (20 clock hours) includes observation and participation in planning, implementing, and documenting learning experiences in an elementary classroom. Attention is given to an integrated curricular approach. Prerequisites: ED315, ED326, ED327, successful passing of MoGEA exam, and concurrent enrollment in ED303.

ED308 Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Programs. 3 hours. (Capstone for Child Development only) The development and enhancement of strategies for developing, organizing, and administering quality early childhood programs. Prerequisite: ED330 and ED332.

ED313 Classroom and Behavior Management in the Middle and Secondary Classroom. 3 hours. This course is designed to acquaint pre-service middle-school and secondary-school teachers with strategies for classroom and behavior management. Students will address such topics as creating social relationships in the classroom, increasing student motivation, minimizing disruptive behavior, and understanding the effects of classroom management on behavior and learning.  Prerequisite:  Junior standing.

ED314 History, Philosophy, and Curriculum of Middle-Level Education. 3 hours. Study of the historical background, philosophy, organization, and curriculum of middle-level education, including discussion of teaching techniques and practices that best serve middle-level students. Areas of emphasis are teaming, advisor/advisee programs and co-curricular, extra-curricular, and instructional methods. Prerequisites: ED101 and PY223.

ED315 Reading and Writing with Young Children. 4 hours. Basic foundations of reading development. Includes current research, theories, techniques, and materials that meet both individual and group needs in oral and written language. Emphasis on the integration of the language arts: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Developing and sharing instructional methodology for diverse students is integral to this course. This course includes 8-10 clock hours of clinical experiences. Prerequisite: ED103.

ED318 Reading Assessment and Instruction. 3 hours. The study of formal and informal assessment as it relates to individual needs is a basic part of this course. Development of instructional plans with an emphasis on personalized reading strategies and continuous assessment is included. Prerequisites: ED315 or ED320, successful passing of MoGEA exam, and concurrent enrollment in ED319.

ED319 Reading Assessment and Instruction Practicum. 1 hour. This practicum (18 clock hours) provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to practice reading strategies with elementary students. Prerequisites: ED315 or ED320, successful passing of MoGEA exam, and concurrent enrollment in ED118.

ED320 Teaching Reading & Writing in the Middle School. 3 hours. The reading process and the application of reading and writing strategies in various content areas in the middle school. (May be taken concurrently with ED318/319).

ED324 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary/Middle School. 3 hours. Methods of teaching mathematical concepts recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as basic to an elementary and middle school curriculum. Based on research of learning theorists and successful classroom procedures. Includes mini-teaching experiences. Prerequisite: Successful passing of the MoGEA exam.

ED326 Children's Literature. 3 hours. All genres of literature for children and adolescents are surveyed through synopses and reading of books by outstanding authors to acquaint the student with high-quality stories and poems for use with children and adolescents. Multicultural literature is emphasized and methods of using literature in the classroom as well as techniques of storytelling are also studied. Extensive reading and active participation in class discussion are essential for this course. This course includes a minimal amount of clinical experiences. Prerequisites: ED103 and concurrent enrollment in ED327.

ED327 Creative Arts. 3 hours. This course is designed to encourage observation, expression, and appreciation through creative activity while exploring music, drama, visual arts, and movement. Applied laboratory experiences are included. This course includes a minimal amount of clinical experiences. Prerequisites: ED103 and concurrent enrollment in ED326.

ED329 Emergent Language. 2 hours. Examination of the oral and written language development of the young child. Factors that facilitate or inhibit language development will be discussed. Attention will be given to the sampling, analysis, and evaluation of a language user. Prerequisite: ED103.

ED330 Curriculum Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education. 2 hours. Introduction to various curriculum models for children aged three years through eight years. Early childhood education is explored from an historical and philosophical perspective. Current issues in the field are discussed. Prerequisites: ED103 and concurrent enrollment in ED331.

ED331 Curriculum Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education Practicum. 1 hour. The clinical experience (24 clock hours) includes observation of children in an accredited early childhood program, participation in planning and conducting activities under the supervision of teachers, and the construction of various teaching aids appropriate for young children. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ED330.

ED332 Screening, Diagnosis, and Planning Instruction for Young Children. 2 hours. Introduction to various facets of assessing young children, including considerations of children who represent cultural, cognitive, and linguistic differences. Evaluation and administration of assessment instruments and interpretation of results, and educational recommendations are included. Prerequisites: ED103 and concurrent enrollment in ED333 and ED337.

ED333 Screening, Diagnosis, and Planning Instruction for Young Children Practicum. 1 hour. Laboratory (24 clock hours) experience in screening young children. Each student observes a child enrolled in an accredited or public school early childhood program for a semester and suggests developmentally appropriate goals for the child based on observation, assessments, and constructivist principles. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ED333 and ED337.

ED334 Early Childhood Practicum. 2 hours. (Capstone) An experiential (90+ clock hours) approach to observe and practice teaching strategies with preschool and kindergarten children in an accredited or public classroom. Prerequisites: ED103, and ED330/331 or ED332/333.

ED337 Curriculum Development. 2 hours. Development of early childhood curriculum. Includes examination of constructivist theory, and developmentally appropriate lesson planning that provides for the physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive growth of children. Prerequisites: ED103, ED330/331, and concurrent enrollment in ED332 and ED333.

ED340 Implementing Business Education. 3 hours. This course addresses information needed to plan, implement, and maintain Business Education programs. Prerequisite: Student must be admitted to Link 2 of the CMU Education Program or approved by instructor.

ED360  Special Problems. 1-5 hours. Independent study or research on a subject of interest to an individual student. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

ED369MU Elementary School Music Methods. 3 hours. Objectives, methods, and material of teaching music in elementary schools including singing, rhythmic, creative, and listening experiences. This course includes a minimal amount of clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Successful passing of the MoGEA exam.

ED370 Special Teaching Methods. Offered in each high school teaching field. These courses consider methods, materials, and evaluation techniques based on current educational research and recommendations from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. These courses may not always be offered annually. Students should confer with their advisors to determine when these courses are offered and should develop their degree or certification plans accordingly. A minimal amount of clinical experience will be involved in the course. All require successful passing of the MoGEA exam before they may be taken. Offered as the following sections:

  • ED370BU The Teaching of Business in High School.  3 hours.  The problems, methods and ma-terials of teaching business in the secondary schools.  Prerequisite: Successful passing of the MoGEA exam.

  • ED370E The Teaching of English in High School. 3 hours. The problems, methods and materials of teaching English in the secondary schools.

  • ED370MA The Teaching of Mathematics in High School.  3 hours.  The problems, methods and ma-terials of teaching Mathematics in the secondary schools.  Prerequisite: Successful passing of the MoGEA exam.

  • ED370MU Teaching of Music in High School.  3 hours. The problems, methods and materials of teaching music in the secondary schools. Prerequisite: ED369.

  • ED370MV Teaching of Vocal Music in High School.  2 hours. The problems, methods and mate-rials of teaching music in the secondary schools. Prerequisite: ED369.

  • ED370SC The Teaching of Science in High School and Middle School. 3 hours. Discussion, reading and practical  examination of objectives, methods and equipment used in teaching fields of science in secondary and middle schools.

ED375 Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3 hours. This course focuses on a broad overview of autism, Asperger's syndrome and related autism spectrum disorders with particular emphasis on characteristics, definition, educational aspects, and contemporary issues in the field of special education. It is designed to provide students with a firm grounding in the foundations of teaching persons with autism and expose them to recent developments in the field. Content also includes methods to enhance classroom functioning and skill acquisition.

ED378 Applied Behavior Analysis for Educators. 3 hours. This course focuses on identifying, recording, evaluating, and changing social and academic behaviors of special and diverse populations. Theories of classroom management will be explored and various approaches to management including use of technological advances will be addressed. Developing classroom and individual behavior management plans will be emphasized.

ED390 Special Topics. 1-5 hours. Advanced course on a topic not included in the regular curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

ED444 Early Childhood Experience. 3 hours. An experiential approach (120+ clock hours) to observe and practice teaching strategies with pre-school children in an accredited setting. 2/12

ED453 General Methods Teaching. 2 hours. Expansion of the knowledge, skills, and competencies of pre-service educators. This course includes 30 clock hours of clinical experiences. Topics include job search and interview process, first-year teaching expectations, ethics and professionalism, teacher certification, teacher evaluation, mentoring, educational philosophy, school structure and hierarchy, legal issues, parent/teacher conferences, and review topics from ED370.  This course cannot be repeated for a change in grade.  Prerequisites: ED 101/ED102, PY210, PY223, PY342/PY343, successful passing of the MoGEA exam, and passing score on state qualifying exam for certification in student's area of study. Taken the semester prior to student teaching. NOTE—Beginning spring 2015: Additional prerequisite of 2.75 overall GPA, 3.0 content area GPA, and 3.0 professional education GPA.

ED454 Student Teaching Seminar/Methods. 2 hours. This course is taken concurrently with ED462.  In this course students will reflect on and share their observations and teaching experiences.  They will also discuss current educational topics, curriculum development, legal issues, lesson planning, and classroom management.  Students will also be provided with guidance on the completion of the MoPTA tasks.  Prerequisites:  ED101/102, ED370 for middle school and secondary majors, PY210, PY223, PY342/343, successful passing of MoGEA exam, passing score on state qualifying exam for certification in student's area of study.  NOTE--Beginning spring 2015:  Additional prerequisite of 2.75 overall GPA, 3.0 content area GPA, and 3.0 professional education GPA.

ED461 Early Childhood Student Teaching. 5 hours. (Capstone) Early Childhood Education majors are assigned to observe classroom teaching, to assist in teaching, and to prepare learning experiences in an infant/toddler, preschool, or kindergarten classroom. This course includes a minimum of 150 clock hours of clinical experiences. NOTE—Beginning spring 2015: Additional prerequisite of 2.75 overall GPA, 3.0 content area GPA, and 3.0 professional education GPA.

ED462 Supervised Student Teaching. 8-10 hours. (Capstone) The purpose of this experience is to first observe and then apply professional knowledge and skills in concert with a professional educator. The student will gradually assume responsibilities for all classroom and school duties under the guidance of the classroom teacher and a college supervisor. This course includes 240-280 clock hours of clinical experiences. This course cannot be repeated for a change of grade. Prerequisite: Successful passing of MoGEA exam, ED370 for middle and secondary education majors, ED453, and passing score on state qualifying exam for certification in student's area of study. NOTE—Beginning spring 2015: Additional prerequisite of 2.75 overall GPA, 3.0 content area GPA, and 3.0 professional education GPA.

ED463 Supervised Student Teaching for Add-On Certification Endorsement. 1hours. An abbreviated student teaching experience designed to give senior-level students an opportunity to work and learn in a certification endorsement area. The student assumes responsibilities for all classroom and school duties under the guidance of the classroom teacher and a college supervisor. This course includes 40-80 clock hours of clinical experiences. Pre-requisite: Successful passing of the MoGEA exam.

ED468 Child Development Internship. 3 hours. This internship offers an alternative in the Child Development major for students who want a capstone experience in a non-school setting. It must be designed in consultation with the student's advisor and approved by the division chair as an acceptable capstone experience. Students will choose a placement that fits both their program of study and their career goals. 2/12

ED471 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School. 2 hours. This course provides a study of teaching and learning situations in secondary schools and the application of reading and writing strategies in various content areas. Emphasizes preparation of materials for the classroom. Prerequisite: Successful passing of the MoGEA exam.

 
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