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Teacher Education grade point average, and near completion of English major and professional education component. A field experience component if required. Fall or spring as needed 342-3  Language Arts Methods: Elementary School Examines the nature of language through different theoretical approaches so that sound principles of language development may be applied as children learn to use and control language through reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the classroom. Includes field experience. Spring 343-3  Children’s Literature and Reading Across the Curriculum Introduces prospective elementary teachers to the field of children’s literature and explores a variety of approaches, including reading-based literature and reading strategies and methods across the curriculum for appropriate use in an elementary classroom. Fall 344-3  Young Adult Literature Introduces prospective upper elementary and secondary teachers to the world of young adult literature that is appropriate to upper grades and secondary classrooms. Emphasis on classroom application. Spring 350-2  Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood An examination of the development and acquisition of language in children; examination of the value of literature to young children and the methodology appropriate for its use in early childhood classrooms. Field experience required. Fall/Spring as needed 351-2  Geography for Teachers This course is designed to increase student understanding and ability to present the elements of geography and the concepts and skills that are fundamental to geography. Candidates will be introduced to the five themes of geography and the eighteen geography standards along with the opportunity to apply these concepts. On-site observation in the school will be required. Spring

352-2  Health Issues and Concerns in Early Childhood Education This course provides prospective educators with a comprehensive, practical guide for the care of children in addition to knowledge and awareness of issues relevant to the young child. The major areas investigated in this course include growth and development, nutritional adequacy, safety and hygiene, and current health issues. Fall/ Spring as needed 353-3  Applied Cognitive Theories This course offers a constructivist approach to the theories of cognition for instruction, emphasizing the use of applied psychology. Students will deal with issues of learning and candidates that they will encounter in their teaching careers. In addition, candidates will conduct and evaluate their own research. Prerequisite: Psyc 203. Fall and spring 354-3  Early Childhood Program Management This course presents useful information to the prospective director who has background in early childhood education but has limited business knowledge and experience. In keeping with the current movement to standards-based programs, directors must understand their role in the curriculum selection and development and the related issue of assessment of young people. Offered as needed only, not required for endorsement 373-3  Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education A study of the methods of instruction that are suitable for early childhood education, as well as an in-depth exploration of materials useful for instruction of children in preschool, kindergarten, and primary programs. Field experience required. Prerequisites: Educ 206, Educ 350, or permission. Fall/Spring as needed 374-1  Preschool and Day Care Practicum Reflective study and discussion of selected readings as they relate to required field experience in preschool and/or day care programs in the community. Fall and spring 199

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Academic catalog 18 19 (web)  

Academic catalog 18 19 (web)