Education Classes

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. Fall.

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. Fall.

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

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, and ED327; successful passing of MoGEA exam; and concurrent enrollment in ED304. Fall.

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, and ED327; successful passing of MoGEA exam; and concurrent enrollment in ED303. Fall.

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. Spring.

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.

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. Fall.

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, successful passing of MoGEA exam, and concurrent enrollment in ED319. Spring.

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. Prerequisite: ED315 and concurrent enrollment in ED318. Spring.

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. Spring.

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 MoGEA exam. Fall.

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. Spring.

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. Spring.

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. Fall.

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. Fall.

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. Fall.

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. Spring.

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 enrollments in ED332 and ED337. Spring.

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 enrollments in ED332 and ED333. Spring.

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

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. 2 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 completion of the MoGEA exam. Fall.

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 develop their degree or certification plans accordingly. A minimal amount of clinical experience will be involved in the course. Offered as the following sections:

  • ED370BU The Teaching of Business in High School. 3 hours. The problems, methods and materials of teaching business in the secondary schools.
  • ED370E The Teaching of English in High School. 3 hours. The problems, methods and materials of teaching English in the secondary schools. Fall.
  • ED370L The Teaching of Foreign Languages in High School. 3 hours. The problems, methods and materials of teaching a foreign language in the secondary schools. Fall.
  • ED370MA The Teaching of Mathematics in High School. 3 hours. The problems, methods and materials of teaching mathematics in the secondary schools. Fall.
  • 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 materials of teaching music in the secondary schools. Prerequisite: ED369.
  • ED370PE Methods of Teaching Physical Education in High School. 3 hours. This course considers methods, materials and evaluation techniques based on current educational research and recommendations from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Prerequisites: PE120 and PE315. Fall.
  • ED370SC The Teaching of Science in High School and Middle School. 2 hours. Discussion, reading and practical examination of objectives, methods and equipment used in teaching fields of science in secondary and middle schools. Fall.
  • ED370SS The Teaching of Social Science in High School. 2 hours. Techniques in the teaching of social studies in the secondary schools. Fall.
  • ED370ST The Teaching of Speech and Theatre in High School. 2 hours. The problems, methods and materials of teaching speech and theatre in the secondary schools. Fall.

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

ED452 General Methods of Early Childhood Teaching. 1 hour. Expansion of the knowledge, skills, and competencies of pre-service educators. Topics include: successful teacher characteristics and behaviors, communication, classroom management assessment, job search preparation, and finalization of the pre-service portfolio. Prerequisites: ED 101/102, PY210, 223, 342/343, and successful passing of MoGEA exam. Taken during student-teaching semester.

ED453 General Methods of Teaching. 4 hours. Expansion of the knowledge, skills, and competencies of pre-service educators. This course includes 30 clock hours of clinical experiences. Topics include: successful teacher characteristics and behaviors, communication, classroom management assessment, job search preparation, and finalization of the pre-service portfolio. This course cannot be repeated for a change of grade. Prerequisites: ED 101/102, ED370 for middle and secondary education majors, PY210, 223, 342/343, successful passing of MoGEA exam, and passing score on state qualifying exam for certification in student's area of study. Taken during student-teaching semester. 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, assist in teaching and 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 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, 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. 1hour. An abbreviated student teaching experience designed to give Seniors 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. Prerequisite: Successful passing of 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 MoGEA exam.

 
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