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EDUC 2312   (3-3-0)   Teacher Education Seminar
This course presents a unique, realistic, field-based introduction to education and career. Goals are to expose students to the realities, challenges, and rewards of this career choice. Components will include the examination of the intrapersonal and interpersonal skills students need to develop into successful teachers. Through interaction in the classroom and frequent exposure to educational settings, students gain knowledge of how to apply servant leadership in their careers as educators. Students will be introduced to community expectations of schools, effective instructional strategies, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Texas teacher evaluation procedures, and College of Education lesson plan format and use. Observations in local schools required. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

EDUC 3302   (3-3-0)   Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
An interdisciplinary course emphasizing the psychosocial development of the child from conception through adolescence. A study is made of the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development of the child. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program admission required if seeking educator certification.
Cross Listed Courses: PSYC 3332; SOCI 3303

EDUC 3312   (3-3-0)   Educational Foundations
A study of the history, philosophy, and sociology of American private and public education. This study emphasizes the philosophies of great educational leaders, education patterns, the Christian influence on education, and reviews various projections for the future of education. Observations in local schools are required. Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

EDUC 3312HR   (3-3-0)   Honors Educational Foundations
A study of the history, philosophy, and sociology of American private and public education. This study emphasizes the philosophies of great educational leaders, education patterns, the Christian influence on education, and reviews various projections for the future of education. Observation in a local school is required for students seeking all-level or secondary certification. The Honors Program curriculum supplements and complements the traditional curriculum of this course. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program

EDUC 3313   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Teacher Certification
This course is an introductory course in education that will explore the requirements for becoming a certified teacher in Texas. Through this study, teacher candidates in this class will be expected to confirm that they are well-suited for entering the field of education. In addition, they will identify the characteristics of effective lesson planning and presentation, understand classroom management models used in public schools, begin forming a formal personal philosophy of education by studying the theories of prominent educational philosophers, and affirm their commitment to the Texas Educator Code of Ethics and Standard Practices. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

EDUC 3320   (3-3-0)   Instructional Assessment
This course is required for all certification students in the College of Education. The teacher candidate will explore the full range of assessment in the classroom. Candidates will be asked to define and recognize norm referenced and criterion referenced assessments, differentiate among formative, diagnostic, and summative assessments, use each of these to remediate instructional gaps, and create and implement a candidate work sample. Fall.
Prerequisite: EDUC 3313 Introduction to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4010   (0-3-0)   Elementary EC-6 Generalist Seminar
This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES pre-test at the beginning of the course, or the TExES post-test at the end of the course, in order for the College of Education to recommend them to the state for certification. This course must be taken as part of the student teaching semester. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program admission.

EDUC 4021   (0-3-0)   EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar
This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program admission.

EDUC 4301   (3-3-0)   Internship in Teaching I
Designed to meet the state guidelines for educators who are working toward teacher certification, but are not enrolled in the traditional student teaching program. Interns are individuals who are currently employed as "teachers of record" by their respective school district/districts and assigned a regular classroom under the supervision of a mentor and a DBU supervising professor. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: Approval of the Dean is required.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 5321

EDUC 4302   (3-3-0)   Internship in Teaching II
A continuation of Internship in Teaching I. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: Approval of the Dean is required.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 5322

EDUC 4303   (3-3-0)   Developmental Stages of Early Childhood Through Adolescence
The course includes an examination of the psychosocial development of the child from conception through adolescence—noting physical, intellectual, emotional, social and moral factors. Respected age-appropriate theories of education and their practical application are studied. Curriculum and materials are examined and evaluated as related to state standards and a developmentally appropriate approach to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Observations in local schools are required. Fall, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: Pathways to Teaching Students Only.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 5303

EDUC 4312   (3-3-0)   Teaching Special Populations (S-L)
This course will prepare the teacher candidate to work with special populations including, but not limited to, English Language Learners, Special Education students (including gifted and talented), 504 Student, diverse socio-economic groups, and diverse cultural groups in the regular classroom. The teacher candidate will develop lesson plans addressing the needs of these special populations using effective strategies developed through appropriate educational research. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Students must have been accepted into the Education Preparation Program and successfully completed Field Base 1 course work.

EDUC 4313   (3-3-0)   Discipline and Classroom Management in Culturally Diverse Settings (S-L)
This course focuses on research-based strategies in elementary, middle school, and secondary classrooms designed to create positive learning environments in culturally diverse field-based settings. Emphasis is given to strategies that promote the organization and management of classrooms, the response to disruptive behaviors, and the improvement of instruction. Observation in local schools is required. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program admission.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 5313

EDUC 4314   (3-3-0)   Best Practices in Teaching
The focus of this course is to investigate the principles of brain based learning and apply them to the classroom. Students will learn about the best practices for teaching students in order to promote effective learning. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Students must have been accepted into the Educator Preparation Program and successfully completed Field Base 1 course work.

EDUC 4316   (3-3-0)   Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction and Assessment
The course focuses on research-based strategies in elementary and secondary classrooms designed to create positive learning environments, to organize and manage classrooms, to respond effectively to disruptive behaviors, to improve instruction and accomplish effective assessment. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) will be used to plan instruction. Observation in local schools is required. Each student will be required to compile a portfolio using the learning outcomes of the course. Pathways to Teaching Students only. Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 5316

EDUC 4318   (3-3-0)   Pedagogy of Math
This course will provide the students with information about the best practices for teaching mathematics to students in grades EC-8. The students will investigate the research that confirms how students learn best and how to apply that information to the math classroom. In addition, the students will receive practical strategies, approaches, and techniques to use in a future classroom. Finally, the course will encourage students to create classrooms that maintain a positive and encouraging environment for the study of math. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

EDUC 4319   (3-3-0)   Secondary Pedagogy
The teacher candidate will explore teaching strategies that will engage secondary learners in content discovery. The teacher candidate will plan lessons in his/her content using various teaching strategies. Spring.
Prerequisite: EDUC 1301, 3312.

EDUC 4320   (3-3-0)   Instructional Technology
This course is designed to expose educators to the technology currently available for the educational environment. Students will get hands-on experience on all current educational technologies and participate in class discussions based on advantages and disadvantages of each. Trends and futuristic applications of technology will also be discussed. It is important to note that there are no computer prerequisites for this course. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

EDUC 4333   (3-3-0)   Secondary Pedagogy for Computer Science
The teacher candidate will explore teaching strategies that will engage secondary learners in computer science discovery. The teacher candidate will plan lessons in computer science at his/her certification level using various teaching strategies. Spring.
Prerequisite: EDUC 3313 Introduction to Teacher Certification.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 4335, 4336, 4337, 4338

EDUC 4334    (3-3-0)   Pedagogy of Fine Arts and Movement in the Elementary Classroom
This course is required by all EC-6 certification students in the College of Education. The teacher candidate will explore music, visual arts, and movement and their impact on instruction and learning in a regular classroom setting. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

EDUC 4335   (3-3-0)   Secondary Pedagogy for Math
The teacher candidate will explore teaching strategies that will engage secondary learners in math discovery. The teacher candidate will plan lessons in math at his/her certification level using various teaching strategies. Spring.
Prerequisite: EDUC 3313 Introduction to Teacher Certification.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 4333, 4336, 4337, 4338

EDUC 4336   (3-3-0)   Secondary Pedagogy for English, Language Arts, and Reading
The teacher candidate will explore teaching strategies that will engage secondary learners in English, language arts, and reading (ELAR) discovery. The teacher candidate will plan lessons in ELAR at his/her certification level using various teaching strategies. Spring.
Prerequisite: EDUC 3313 Introduction to Teacher Certification.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 4333, 4335, 4337, 4338

EDUC 4337   (3-3-0)   Secondary Pedagogy for Science
The teacher candidate will explore teaching strategies that will engage secondary learners in science discovery. The teacher candidate will plan lessons in science at his/her certification level using various teaching strategies. Spring.
Prerequisite: EDUC 3313 Introduction to Teacher Certification.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 4333, 4335, 4336, 4338

EDUC 4338   (3-3-0)   Secondary Pedagogy for History
The teacher candidate will explore teaching strategies that will engage secondary learners in history discovery. The teacher candidate will plan lessons in history at his/her certification level using various teaching strategies. Spring.
Prerequisite: EDUC 3313 Introduction to Teacher Certification.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 4333, 4335, 4336, 4337

EDUC 4608   (6-0-0)   Clinical Teaching
This course provides students seeking certification the opportunity to observe, assist, and teach under the supervision of experienced teachers in locally accredited schools. Students will be required to (a) provide their own transportation to the schools, (b) participate in pre-service training during the Fall semester of the school year (including those students who will student teach during the Spring semester of the academic year), and (c) successfully complete clinical teaching for a minimum of twelve weeks. This course must be taken as part of the clinical teaching semester. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: All courses on a student’s degree plan are prerequisites for student teaching.

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