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EDUC 5021   (0-0-0)   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.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5301   (3-3-0)   Orientation to American Education Techniques and Culture
This course is designed for international students as an introduction/orientation to graduate education in the U.S. In addition to practical application through presentations and interviews dictated by the student's degree of choice, participants will strengthen basic skills in order to prepare for graduate work. Areas of focus will include graduate-level writing, research skills, case analysis, and interpersonal communication.  Fall.
Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to IEP or first year international students only.


EDUC 5302   (3-3-0)   Lifespan Human Development
A study in developmental psychology which focuses on physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development from conception to death within the context of basic theories of development.  Spring.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5303   (3-3-0)   Developmental Stages of Early Childhood Through Adolescence
This course surveys currently respected theories for educating the young child, along with their practical applications. Curriculum and materials will be 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. Pathways to Teaching Students Only.  Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5310   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Exceptional Learners
Learning styles and effective teaching strategies for exceptional learners using the application of research on identification, assessment, teaching, and technology for the full range of exceptional learners including handicapped and gifted-and-talented learners.  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5316   (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.  Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5320   (3-3-0)   Teaching the Underachiever
The course addresses the most current research and activities that work effectively with the at risk student, as well as provide participants with successful techniques to diagnose, prescribe, and communicate concerns and needs to parents.  Fall.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5321   (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 by their respective school district and assigned a regular classroom under the supervision of a mentor and a DBU supervising professor. This course is taken first in the semester prior to EDUC 5322, Internship in Teaching II.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: Approval of Dean is required.


EDUC 5322   (3-3-0)   Internship in Teaching II
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 by their respective school district and assigned a regular classroom under the supervision of a mentor and a DBU supervising professor. This course is a continuation of EDUC 5321, Internship I, and is taken in the second or following semester.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: Approval of Dean is required.


EDUC 5330   (3-3-0)   Pedagogy of Special Education
The course examines the identification, assessment and instruction of students with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on the presentation of special education roles, placement alternatives, legal implications, current status and trends in special education. An analysis of the categories of exceptionality, characteristics, and terminology will also be presented.   Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: EDUC 5310/SPED 5310.


EDUC 5340   (3-3-0)   Teaching Written Language Skills in a Multisensory Structured Language Approach
This course trains participants in the use of a multisensory structured language program for students with specific language disabilities, dyslexia and related disorders.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5341   (3-3-0)   Therapeutic Analysis of Written Language Disorders
This course trains participants in the therapeutic analysis of written language disorders and the use of a multisensory structured language program for students with specific language disabilities, dyslexia and related disorders.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5342   (3-3-0)   Classroom Management of the Learning Different Student
This course is a series of one-day seminars that contrasts the development of the average child with the at-risk student and gives practical methods of facilitating learning for the LD student.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5343   (3-3-0)   Classroom Instruction of Language and Study Skills
This course is a series of Saturday seminars which begins with the history of language and includes oral language development. The importance of the auditory processing component in language acquisition is stressed. Written language is also discussed as well as the importance of teaching study skills to students with learning disabilities.  Spring.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5344   (3-3-0)   Diagnosing Learning Different Children
This course investigates the milestones of development in the average child from birth through adolescence, with emphasis on the red flags that may appear in a child with learning differences. These red flags may signify a need for referral by the classroom teacher for further testing. The course covers many of the tests used by educational psychologist in assessing students at risk. The parent conference which follows is also addressed.  Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5345   (3-3-0)   Teaching Written Language Skills with an Alphabetic Phonetic Approach
This course introduces participants to a variety of concepts related to the identification of a student with specific language disabilities and concepts related to the teaching of those students. The course also trains participants in the use of a multisensory structured language program for students with specific language disabilities, dyslexia and related disorders.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5346   (3-3-0)   Montessori Applied to Children at Risk for Learning Disabilities
The goal of this course is to train the Montessori teacher to adapt the Montessori curriculum to students with learning differences.  Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5347   (3-3-0)   Montessori Applied to Children at Risk for Learning Disabilities (Advanced)
The goal of this course is to train the Montessori teacher to adapt the Montessori curriculum to students with learning differences.  Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 5348   (3-3-0)   Teaching Written Language Skills in a Multisensory Structured Language Therapy
This course trains participants in the use of a multisensory structured language program designed for adolescent students with specific language disabilities, dyslexia, and related disorders. This course is required for students seeking Shelton certification in the Shelton Adolescent Reading Approach (SARA) Teaching Level.  
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements


EDUC 5349   (3-3-0)   Therapeutic Analysis of Written Disorders for Adolescents
This course trains participants in the therapeutic analysis of written language disorders and the use of multisensory structured language for adolescent students with the specific language disabilities, dyslexia and related disorders.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions' requirements. Participants must have completed EDUC 5348 Teaching Written Language Skills in a Multisensory Structured Language Therapy with Adolescents and the certification practicum.


EDUC 5350    (3-3-0)   Written Language Skills Intervention for Students with Dyslexia
This course introduces participants to a variety of concepts related to the identification of a student with specific language disabilities and concepts related to teaching those students. In addition, the course trains students in the use of multisensory structured language program for students with the specific language disabilities, dyslexia, and related disorder.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions’ requirements.


EDUC 5351   (3-3-0)   Therapeutic Implementation of Written Language Skills Intervention for Students with Dyslexia
The primary objective is to prepare students to implement therapeutically a variety of concepts related to the identification of a student with specific language disabilities and concepts related to teaching those students. The course expands the training in the use of a multisensory structured language program for students with the specific language disabilities, dyslexia, and related disorders.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions’ requirements.


EDUC 5352   (3-3-0)   Theory to Practice
The course prepares participants to implement therapeutically a variety of concepts related to the identification of a student with specific language disabilities and concepts related to teaching those students. The course expands the training in the use of multisensory structured language program for students with the specific language disabilities dyslexia and related disorders.  Fall.
Prerequisite: Meet DBU Graduate Admission requirements, and student must have completed one of the following: EDUC 5340, EDUC 5345, EDUC 5348, or EDUC 5350.


EDUC 5360   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Montessori Philosophy and Observation
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9 year old child). The course provides the student in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood and Elementary I concentration an introduction to the philosophy and rationale of all levels of the Montessori method.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.


EDUC 5361   (3-3-0)   Montessori Practical Life and Philosophy
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9 year old child). Practical Life and Philosophy provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 years of age) Montessori practical life and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori practical life materials.   
Prerequisite: Meet DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.


EDUC 5362   (3-3-0)   Montessori Sensorial and Philosophy
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9 year old child). The course provides the student in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 through 6 years of age) as they relate to the Montessori sensorial materials.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.


EDUC 5363    (3-3-0)   Montessori Early Childhood Mathematics and Philosophy
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9 year old child). This course familiarizes the student in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration with the Montessori philosophy/theory and content area of mathematics, its philosophy and rationale.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.


EDUC 5364   (3-3-0)   Montessori Early Childhood Language Arts and Philosophy
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9 year old child). This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 through 6 years of age) Montessori language arts and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori language arts materials.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements


EDUC 5365   (3-3-0)   Montessori Cultures and Philosophy
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9 year old child). This course provides the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration student the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 through 6 years of age) Montessori cultural and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori cultural materials.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements


EDUC 5366   (3-3-0)   Montessori Early Childhood Content Areas and Philosophy
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6–9 year old child). This course provides the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration student the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 through 6 years of age) and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori Early Childhood content areas and philosophy. Visual arts, music, movement can be used to enhance all other areas of the curriculum. A good understanding of the perceptual-motor development of the young child is essential to an Early Childhood teacher.   Fall.
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements, EDUC 5361, 5362, 5363, 5364, and 5365.


EDUC 5367   (3-3-0)   Montessori Testing Young Children
The M.A.T. with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 years old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9 years old child). The course provides students in the M.A.T. with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2½ through 6 years of age) will be presented and practiced. Students will be taught how to read and understand the professional evaluations of young children.   Summer.
Prerequisite: DBU graduate school requirements and approval of Shelton Montessori Teacher Education Center.


EDUC 5368   (3-3-0)   Montessori Child Development
This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2 ½ through 6 years of age) Montessori child development and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori child development materials.   
Prerequisite:


EDUC 5369   (3-3-0)   Montessori Early Childhood Classroom Leadership
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6–9 year old child). This course provides the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration student the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 through 6 years of age) Montessori early childhood classroom leadership. Classroom organization, discipline, record keeping, state and local regulations, teacher/student/parent relationships, curriculum design, student observations, and action research will be the focus of the course.   Fall.
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements, EDUC 5361, 5362, 5363, and 5364.


EDUC 5370   (3-3-0)   Montessori Elementary Mathematics I and Philosophy
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9 year old child). The course provides for the student in MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary Level I (ages 6-9 years old) Montessori mathematics and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori mathematics materials.   
Prerequisite: Meet DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.


EDUC 5371   (3-3-0)   Montessori Elementary Level I Mathematics II and Philosophy
EDUC 5371 (3-3-0) Montessori Elementary Level I Mathematics II and Philosophy The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9 year old child). The course provides the student in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the second half of the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I (ages 6 years of age) Montessori mathematics and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori mathematics materials.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.


EDUC 5372   (3-3-0)   Montessori Elementary Language Arts I and Philosophy
This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I Montessori Language Arts I and Philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori language arts and philosophy materials.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.


EDUC 5373    (3-3-0)   Montessori Elementary Language Arts II and Philosophy
This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I Montessori Language Arts II and Philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori language arts and philosophy materials.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.


EDUC 5374   (3-3-0)   Montessori Elementary Biological Sciences and Philosophy
EDUC 5374 (3-3-0) Montessori Elementary Biological Sciences and Philosophy This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I Montessori Biological Sciences and Philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori biological sciences and philosophy materials.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.


EDUC 5375   (3-3-0)   Montessori Geometry, Fractions, and Philosophy
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6–9 year old child). This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I Montessori geometry, fractions, and philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori geometry, fractions, and philosophy materials. Plane and solid geometry will be introduced and all areas of geometry and fractions will include application to the real world through a variety of projects and activities.   Fall.
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements, EDUC 5370 and 5371.


EDUC 5376   (3-3-0)   Montessori History, Geography, and Philosophy
The M.A.T. with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9 year old child). The course provides students in the M.A.T. with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rational of the Elementary I Montessori content areas and philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori elementary history, geography, and philosophy. The elementary student is social and community is important to them at this developmental level. The courses will focus on actively relating these subjects to the community of the child.   Spring.
Prerequisite: DBU Graduate School requirements and approval of Shelton Montessori Teacher Education Center.


EDUC 5377   (3-3-0)   Montessori Functional Geography and Philosophy
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 - 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6-9 year old child). The course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rational and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori functional geography and philosophy. This course focuses on concepts relating to the universe, the solar system and the earth.  Summer.
Prerequisite: Meet DBU Graduate requirements; approval of Shelton Montessori Teacher Education Center.


EDUC 5378   (3-3-0)   Montessori Elementary Content Areas and Philosophy
The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 year old child) and Elementary Level I (6–9 year old child). This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I Montessori content areas and philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori elementary content areas and philosophy materials. The relationship of the visual arts, music, movement, and scientific experimentation can be used to enhance all other areas of the curriculum. Understanding the development of the Elementary child is essential when planning lessons and activities.   Fall.
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements, EDUC 5370, 5371, 5372, 5373, and 5374.


EDUC 5379   (3-3-0)   Montessori Elementary Classroom Management, Research, and Curriculum Design
The M.A.T. with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Elementary Level I (6 – 9 year old child). The course provides students in the M.A.T. with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rational for management of the Elementary I Montessori classroom as it relates to the design of the room and materials, management of all aspects of the classroom, classroom discipline, record keeping, active research, child development specific to the 6 – 9 year old child, and curriculum design and implementation.   Summer.
Prerequisite: DBU Graduate School requirements and approval of Shelton Montessori Teacher Education Center.


EDUC 5608    (3-3-0)   Clinical Teaching
This course provides students seeking teacher certification the opportunity to observe, assist, and teach in a school under the supervision of experienced teachers in accredited schools. Students will be required to (a) provide their own transportation, (b) participate in pre-service training during the Fall semester of the academic year, and (c) successfully complete Clinical Teaching for a minimum of fifteen 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 the clinical teaching experience.


EDUC 6010   (0-0-0)   Professional Portfolio
Professional portfolios provide a visual demonstration and clear understanding of student mastery of necessary skills in the student's designated program of study. The portfolio is a culmination of the student's accomplishments, skills, ability, and aptitude for their field of study at the graduate level. Degree seeking students in the College of Education will be expected to present their professional portfolio to the Educator Preparation Board for assessment as evidence of program success during their final semester. Students are to follow the portfolio guidelines provided by the College of Education.   
Prerequisite: Last semester of graduate study.


EDUC 6011   (3-3-0)   Professional Portfolio
Professional portfolios provide a visual demonstration and clear understanding of student mastery of necessary skills in the areas of curriculum and instruction. The portfolio is a culmination of the student's accomplishments, skills, ability, and aptitude for this field of study at the graduate level. Degree seeking students in the College of Education are expected to present their professional portfolio to the Educator Preparation Board during their final semester for assessment as evidence of meeting the requirements of the program and a predictor of future success in the field of curriculum and instruction. Students are to follow the portfolio guidelines provided by the College of Education.  
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6012   (3-3-0)   Professional Portfolio
Students will demonstrate their learning acquired through completion of the coursework in the Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language Program by creating and presenting a professional portfolio to the Educator Preparation Board for approval. This portfolio will present evidence that the student met the objectives for the Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language Program, including the student’s mastery of the competencies for the Reading Specialist Certification, the Master Reading Teacher Certification, and the State ESL Supplemental Certification/Endorsement.   Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Last semester of graduate study.


EDUC 6013   (0-3-0)   Professional Portfolio
Students will demonstrate their learning acquired through completion of the coursework in the Master of Education in Bilingual Education by creating and presenting a professional portfolio to the Educator Preparation Board for approval. This portfolio will present evidence that the student met the objectives for the Master of Education in Bilingual Education Program, including the student's mastery of the competencies for the State Bilingual Education Certification.  Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6302   (3-3-0)   Research in Education (S-L)
A study of research techniques in education; practice in designing and implementing a research project.  This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring, Summer Online.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6304   (3-3-0)   Improvement of Instruction
An investigation of brain based learning research and effective teaching strategies. Students will explore research practices and pedagogical techniques that contribute to improved learning. The course will give particular emphasis on learning strategies, learning styles, multiple intelligences, and best practices in teaching.   Fall Online, Spring Online, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6306   (3-3-0)   Curriculum Design and Evaluation
A study of the current and classical theories of curriculum development; analysis of determinants of the curriculum; approaches to the design and systematic evaluation of curriculum.  Fall Online, Spring Online, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6308   (3-3-0)   The School and Multicultural Society
An examination of the distinctive purposes and functions of education in the social order. Historical and contemporary issues related to multicultural, disabled, and other special populations are emphasized and their significance for education is identified.  Fall, Spring, Online, May Mini-Term, August Mini-Term
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6309   (3-3-0)   Independent Study in Education
Directed study in area of specialization.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6310   (3-3-0)   Foundations of Christian School Education
A study of the philosophical and historical foundations of Christian Education. Specific topics include: public vs. Christian education, Biblical worldview, and the life of the mind, theological and vocational aspects of calling in a Christian school, and Kingdom Education.   Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6311   (3-3-0)   Christian School Curriculum
A study of curriculum examining both the practical aspects of finding, developing and using acceptable, appropriate curriculum for a Christian school and some of the philosophical concerns involved in curriculum choices. Current and classical theories of curriculum development will be studied. Biblical and Christian concerns related to school curriculum will be discussed.  Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6315   (3-3-0)   Internship in Curriculum and Instruction (S-L)
The Curriculum and Instruction Internship is designed to allow students to engage in practical, on-the-job, supervised, and evaluated field experiences that provide the foundation for success in skills associated with curriculum planning, instructional leadership, professional development, and specialized content training. Students will develop conceptual and professional skills through their experiences at a field site as they integrate theory and practice through a field-based training approach with a practicing curriculum leader. Specific activities and assignments will be determined collaboratively by the student, the school supervisor, and the University supervisor to ensure that the intern obtains practical experience consistent with the expectations of a curriculum and instruction specialist. This internship will serve as a culminating experience for MEDCI students to become outstanding curriculum and instruction professionals in a field of specialization.  This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6318    (3-3-0)   Professional Learning: Theory and Practice
This course explores the models, management techniques, and group process of staff development, including learning multiple strategies and techniques for advancing successful professional learning.   Online, Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6330   (3-3-0)   Meeting the Developmental Needs of Adolescents
A course which provides a knowledge base on the developmental stages and current educational practices relevant to the teaching of the junior high age student and his/her particular needs.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


EDUC 6340   (3-3-0)   Practicum I
The course evaluates the student’s implementation of the Multisensory Structured Language approach through demonstration lessons and writing of student progress reports.   
Prerequisite: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions’ requirements. Participants must have completed EDUC 5340 Teaching Written Language Skills in a Multisensory Structured Language Therapy or EDUC 5348 Teaching Written Language Skills in a Multisensory Language Therapy (MSL) with Adolescents.


EDUC 6341   (3-3-0)   Practicum II
The course evaluates the student's implementation of the Multisensory Structured Language approach through demonstration lessons and writing of student progress reports.  
Prerequisite: Meet DBU Graduate School admissions requirements. Must have completed EDUC 5341 or EDUC 5396.


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