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Course Descriptions tary classroom. Differentiating instruction to meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds will be integrated into the course content. Ten hours of field experience is included. Prerequisites: EDU 200 or DEV 150 and DEV 320 or EDU 245, and acceptance into TCP. Offered every spring for day students. EDU 362 Literacy in the Content Areas Grades 5-12 (3 credits) In this course, students will study effective practices to support the development of reading and language arts for students from middle through secondary school. The course will focus on the reading and writing of literature and expository text as a foundation for learning with an emphasis on reading comprehension, research and study skills, and vocabulary development. Students will examine ways to address the needs of students with diverse cultural, language, and learning requirements. Ten hours of field experience is included. Prerequisites: EDU 200 and EDU 361 (not applicable to secondary education students) and acceptance into TCP. Offered every fall for day students. EDU 363 Reading Facilitation for all Learners (3 credits) This course focuses on the attributes of struggling readers and in diagnosing reading difficulties and developing reading intervention plans. Students will do a case study by performing a reading diagnosis of one struggling reader, developing an intervention plan and beginning its implementation. Prerequisites: EDU 361 (not applicable to secondary education students), EDU 362, and acceptance into TCP. Offered every fall for day students. EDU 371 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (K-4) (3 credits) This course is an introduction to curriculum, instruction and assessment for teaching content in grades K-4. Using science education as a context, this course investigates learning from a developmental perspective and examines the role of manipulatives and hands-on experiences in learning and curriculum integration in grades K-4. Ten hours of field experience is included. Prerequisite: EDU 361, and acceptance into TCP. Offered every spring for day students. EDU 420 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (4-8) (3 credits) This course is an introduction to curriculum, instruction and assessment for teaching content in grades 4-8. Using social studies education as a context, this course investigates learning from a developmental perspective. The course will also examine the learning needs of middle school students and methods of curriculum integration in grades 4-8. Prerequisite: EDU 362. Offered every spring for day students. EDU 426 Implementation of Action Research (3 credits) This course is designed ONLY for School of Education secondary English and social studies majors as an implementation of the action research plan that the students designed in EDU 326 or EDU 320. The students will implement the action research plan, with the guidance of the seminar director, during their student teaching semester. Action Research encourages good planning, the use of best practices, and

reflection that are all components of good teaching. Prerequisites: EDU 326 or EDU 320. EDU 440 Differentiating Instruction (3 credits) This course will examine processes for differentiating instruction to maximize learning by creating different learning experiences in response to students’ varied needs. Special Education, English Language Learners, and cultural and linguistic diversity will be covered. This course may require off-campus field experiences. Prerequisites: EDU 335, EDU 371 and EDU 420 (may be taken concurrently). Offered every fall for day students. EDU 480 Independent Study (3 credits) This course allows the student to investigate any education subject not incorporated into the curriculum. Prerequisites: permission of advisor or instructor and school dean. EDU 490 Student Teaching and Seminar (12 credits) All teacher education majors seeking certification will participate in 16 weeks of full-time practice teaching at nearby schools. During the 16 weeks, the student teacher receives close and continuous supervision and guidance from teaching personnel at the school and by a member of the Southern New Hampshire University faculty. This course also includes a weekly seminar at the university. Prerequisites: Students shall be registered for this course upon: 1. acceptance into Student Teaching, and 2. completion of all degree coursework (except EDU 490). Applications to student teach are due one year in advance (December 15 for the following fall term and April 15 for the following spring term). EDU 491 Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar (6 credits) Teacher education students seeking an additional certification in general special education (K-12) will complete eight weeks of full-time practice teaching in a SPED placement. During these eight weeks, practicum students will receive close and continuous supervision from a teacher certified in general special education and a supervisor from the university. Prerequisites: DEV 230, EDU 314, EDU 350 and certification in early childhood, elementary or secondary education. EDU 499 Internship (3 credits) The Internship is a culmination of a student’s field experiences. It consists of a minimum of 75 clock-hours in the field and is accompanied by seminar meetings to provide opportunities for the analysis, evaluation and discussion of field experience. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

English ENG 070 Research and Academic Skills (3 credits) This course focuses on the basic research skills required of an undergraduate student, including the following: choosing an appropriate topic for research, conducting preliminary research, writing a research proposal, and drafting and revising a research paper. Instruction in library research methods (conducting paper, database, and Internet searches, as well 119

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  
SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog