Course Descriptions

Education

EDU 130. Introduction to Education. (W) 3 hours. F., Sp.

A study of existing educational practices, the knowledge base of the program of teacher education, lesson planning using TaskStream, and the foundations of American public education. This course includes a 10-hour field experience. This course includes a significant writing component.

EDU 315. Children's Literature. (W) 3 hours. F., Sp.

A study of children's literature with attention to the interests and needs of kindergarten and elementary school students. This course includes a significant writing component.

EDU 320. Technology in the Classroom. 3 hours. F., Sp.

A study of methods designed to prepare pre-service teachers to effectively use technology as a learning tool in PreK-12 classrooms. The course emphasis is on technology integration, while attention is given to helping pre-service teachers obtain NETS-T (National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers) related skills that will benefit them in their future clasrooms. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.

EDU 325. Teaching Strategies PreK-3. 3 hours. F., Sp.

A study of materials and methods appropriate in PreK through Grade 3 for learning, fostering communication skills, and encouraging self-expression. Requires field experiences including the use of technology. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.

EDU 327. Tests and Measurement. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.

A consideration of the various types of tests used to evaluate student progress and the analysis of test data using stastical techniques. Development of tests and interpretation of test data are included. Attention is given to the use of tests and data in the guidance processes. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.

EDU 428. Classroom Management. 2 hours. F., Sp.

A study of various classroom management principles. Must be taken the semester preceding student teaching. Includes a 20-hour field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.

EDU 430. Educational Strategies--Elementary. 3 hours. F., Sp.

A study of research, methods, instructional design, materials, and media for elementary classroom instruction. Attention will be given to the importance of teaching reading. Course must be taken in the semester preceding student teaching. This course includes a 24-hour field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.

EDU 431. Educational Strategies--Secondary. 3 hours. F., Sp.

A study of research, methods, instructional design, materials and media for use in content area K-12 and 7-12 classroom instruction. Course must be taken in the semester preceding student teaching. This course includes a 35-hour field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.

EDU 444. Student Teaching PreK-3. 12 hours. F., Sp.

Classroom teaching experience under supervision of an approved teacher. The student teaching experience will consist of two placements which may be of unequal periods of duration. One placement will be the PreK-K level and the other will be in a lower elementary level (grades 1-3). Prerequisite: Approval for student teaching. Initial start date for the student teaching semester follows school district calendars.

EDU 445. Student Teaching Elementary. 12 hours. F., Sp.

Classroom teaching experience under supervision of an approved teacher. The student teaching experience will consist of two placements which may be of unequal periods of duration. One placement will be at the early grades level. Prerequisite: Approval for student teaching. Initial start date for the student teaching semester follows school district calendars.

EDU 446. Student Teaching Middle Grades. 12 hours. F., Sp.

Classroom teaching experience under supervision of an approved teacher. The student teaching experience will consist of two placements which may be of unequal periods of duration. One placement will be at the middle grade level (grades 4-6), and the other will be at the middle grade/junior high level (grades 7-8). Prerequisite: Approval for student teaching. Initial start date for the student teaching semester follows school district calendars.

EDU 447. Student Teaching Secondary. 12 hours. F., Sp.

Classroom teaching experience under supervision of an approved teacher. The student teaching experience will consist of two placements which may be of unequal periods of duration. One placement will be at the junior high school grade level (grades 7-8), and the other will be at the high school grade level (grades 9-12). Prerequisite: Approval for student teaching. Initial start date for the student teaching semester follows school district calendars.

EDU 448. Student Teaching K-12. 12 hours. F., Sp.

Classroom teaching experience under the supervision of an approved teacher. The student teaching experience will consist of two placements which may be of unequal periods of duration. One placement will be at the elementary level (grades K-6) and the other will be at the secondary level (grades 7-12). Prerequisite: Approval for student teaching. Classroom teaching experiences for Physical Education will be at the elementary level (K-4) and middle/secondary grades (5-12). Initial start date for the student teaching semester follows school district calendars.

EDU 450. Professional Reflection and Planning. 1 hour. F., Sp.

A capstone course taken in conjunction with student teaching. It includes participation in scheduled topical and workshop sessions, meeting all state licensure requirements, completion of a professional portfolio, reflective practice, analysis of teacher evaluations, and development of a professional growth plan extending beyond the induction year of teaching. This course is prerequisite to completion of the initial licensure program and is a program requirement to receive the recommendation of Freed-Hardeman University for licensure. Prerequisite: Approval for student teaching.

Reading

RDG 321. Reading in the Content Area. 3 hours. F.

A general study of strategies used in building and reinforcing reading skills in respective content areas of secondary grades. This course includes a 35-hours field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.

RDG 324. Teaching Reading in Elementary School. 4 hours. F., Sp.

A study of materials and methods in the teaching of reading in the elementary grades. Emphasis is placed on developmental reading and program planning. Requires field experience including the use of technology. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. (Student must also be enrolled in RDG 324L Teaching Reading Practicum.)

RDG 324L. Teaching Reading Practicum. 0 hours. F., Sp.

A 24-hour practical experience in a K-6 setting. The student will deliver six lessons in the elementary classroom.

Topical Seminars

EDU 299A. Substance Abuse. 3 hours. On sufficient demand.

A study of narcotics and other dangerous drugs, including alcohol. Historical background, physical, psychological, and other aspects of addiction and dependency, and legal aspects will be considered. Same as BIO 299/399D, HEA 299F/399F and PHS 299A/399A.

EDU 399A. Substance Abuse. 3 hours. On sufficient demand.

A study of narcotics and other dangerous drugs, including alcohol. Historical background, physical, psychological, and other aspects of addiction and dependency, and legal aspects will be considered. Same as BIO 299/399D, HEA 299F/399F and PHS 299A/399A.