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Admission into the teacher education understanding of the policies, procedures, program. (3 s.h.) and instruments used in assessing English language proficiency and the academic EDU 324 Developmental and competence of ELL students. This course Educational Psychology focuses on assessment of English Language An introduction to the application of Learners. Assessment for ELL across all psychology to the problems of education in content areas (language arts, math, science, a variety of settings using a developmental social studies, health and technology) lens. The course examines the theoretical will be included. A 10-hour practicum/lab and applied aspects of learning, motivation, will support the academic content of this conditioning, human development course. Prerequisite: Admission into the and personality, educational practice, teacher education program. (3 s.h.) individual differences and mental health in schools. Prerequisite: Admission into EDU 390 Special Topics in Education teacher education or child development Course offered at irregular intervals program. (3 s.h.) and determined by student and faculty interest, including such topics as classroom EDU 326 Literacy: Writing Instruction organization and management, reading An introduction to a balanced literacy and the arts and communication in the framework for writing instruction. classroom. Prerequisite: Admission into the Instruction will focus on the stages of teacher education program and instructor spelling development and instruction approval. (1-3 s.h.) large group, small group and individual instruction to meet the needs of K- 8 EDU 400 Student Teaching Portfolio writers. Field-based practicum experience Development and Assembly will be integrated with residency teaching. A collaborative, hands-on course Prerequisite: Admission to teacher designed to assist teacher candidates with residency. (2 s.h.) developing, assembling, and organizing the evidence and artifacts that demonstrate EDU 329 Secondary and Middle Level competency in the six sections of the Methods education curriculum model and the ten Prepares students to use and adapt effective INTASC standards. Students will learn the instructional methods by introducing format and amount of evidence needed the major methods used by classroom to establish competency in these areas. teachers. Topics covered are lesson design, Prerequisite: Acceptance into the teacher Bloom’s taxonomy, multiple intelligences, education program. Portfolios are due Feb. at-risk adolescents, communication 10 for fall student teaching and Oct. 10 for strategies, classroom management models, spring student teaching. (1 s.h.) motivation and Socratic questioning. The course will also include field-based EDU 405 Instructional Management laboratory experiences in secondary and This course gives prospective teachers middle school classrooms. Prerequisite: information, strategies and an Admission into the teacher education understanding of the student teaching program. (4 s.h.) experience and organization and management of classroom teaching to EDU 330 Content Practicum for ELL improve student achievement. Prerequisite: and Struggling Readers Admission to teacher residency. (3 s.h.) This course is intended to help participants identify ELL readers who need support and to analyze their strengths and areas for EDU 406 Student Teaching: growth. Topics range from the gathering Elementary of information to the implementation of Teaching in the elementary school under corrective instruction. Useful assessment the direction and supervision of classroom and instructional strategies for both the and USF teachers. A portfolio is required as holistic and more traditional approaches part of the application process. Prerequisite: to reading instruction will be provided. Admission to teacher residency. (4, 6 or 10 Prerequisite: Admission into the teacher s.h.) education program. (3 s.h.) EDU 407 Kindergarten Experience EDU 335 Assessment of English An intense field experience in Kindergarten Language Learners during interim or throughout the semester The purpose of this course is to develop an for a total of 130 clock hours. Experience

undergraduate course descriptions

is conducted under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a USF supervisor. Prerequisites: EDU 235 and completion of 3 s.h. of early childhood coursework. (3 s.h.) EDU 410 Foundations of Middle School Middle level education encompasses early adolescence between the ages of 10 and 15. Middle schools must be grounded in the diverse characteristics and needs of these young people. The primary intent of this course is to minimize the gap between education theory and realities of dealing with students at this critical stage of life. In addition, the course content and activities will assist aspiring teachers in developing middle level education practices that are responsive to the special needs of children during these formative years. Prerequisite: Admission into the teacher education program. (2 s.h.) EDU 412 Student Teaching: Secondary Teaching in the secondary school under the direction and supervision of classroom and USF teachers. A portfolio is required as part of the application process. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher residency. (10 s.h.) EDU 414 Student Teaching: K-12 Teaching in the elementary and secondary school in art, music or Spanish under the direction and supervision of classroom and USF teachers. A portfolio is required as part of the application process. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher residency. (10 s.h.) EDU 491 Independent Study Prerequisites: Approval of the instructor and the Chairperson of the Education area and acceptance into the teacher education program. (1-3 s.h.)

English (ENG) LAR 111 Writing and Intellectual Traditions I The first semester of the liberal arts core sequence on ideas and writing. This course is designed to provide students with instruction and practice in writing. Additionally, the course seeks to cultivate student understanding of the meaning and value of a liberal arts education in the Christian tradition through the study of ideas, themes and texts that have influenced Western culture. An important component of the learning experience is the community established among students and instructors. Supplemental



2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  
2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  

2015-2017 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.