Course Descriptions

Multi-Age Instruction Courses

Course Descriptions

EDC 300 Diversity in Educational Settings (3-0-3). This course focuses on issues, such as culture, religion, ethnicity, race, sex/gender, sexual orientation, language, age, social class, and political ideology, related to the education of culturally diverse students.  Course work involves the development of specific knowledge and skills for promoting positive relationships among teachers, students, and parents in order to maximize student achievement.  The course also provides evidence-based strategies for improving the performance of traditionally disadvantaged populations. Return to top

EDC 309 Art Methods for the Classroom Teacher (2-0-2). Prerequisites: EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, EDB 302, and ART 252 or 253. This course offers techniques for teaching expressive and responsive dimensions of the visual arts to young children and individuals with special needs. Return to top

EDC 310 Elementary Methods for the Art Specialist (3-2-4). Prerequisites: EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, and EDB 302. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDB 305 (open only to Art Education majors). The course provides a series of learning experiences that develop knowledge and skills relative to planning, implementing, and evaluating art programs for children in the elementary grades. Return to top

EDC 311 Secondary Methods for the Art Specialist (3-2-4). Prerequisites: EDC 310, EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, and EDB 302. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDB 305 (open only to Art Education majors). This course involves class sessions, studio laboratory work, and school-site experiences that develop the necessary knowledge and competencies for planning, implementing, and evaluating art programs in the secondary school. Return to top

EDC 312 Foreign Language Education in the Elementary Schools (2-0-2). Prerequisites: EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, EDB 302, EDB 305, EDL 305, and oral competency in the target language; must be taken concurrently with EDC 313 and EST 374. This course involves consideration and evaluation of the philosophy, practices, and problems of teaching modern foreign languages and cultures at the elementary level.Emphasis is placed on integration of Standards and assessment with lesson planning, implementation, and evaluation; age-appropriate materials and practices; and advocacy. Return to top

EDC 313 Foreign Language Education in the Secondary Schools (2-0-2). Prerequisites: EDB 200, EDB 301, EDB 302, EDB 305, EDL 305, and oral competency in the target language; must be taken concurrently with EDC 312 and EST 374. This course covers techniques and materials for teaching modern foreign languages and cultures at the secondary level.  It emphasizes the integration of Standards and assessment with lesson planning, implementation, and evaluation; and authentic tasks and authentic materials.  Return to top

EDC 418 Physical Science for the Classroom Teacher (2-2-3). This course includes consideration of topics within physics, chemistry, and earth/space science. Emphasis will be given on enhancement of the science content, knowledge of the future, and practicing elementary- and middle-school teachers. The course combines lecture and discussion with hands-on activities thereby modeling appropriate instructional practices. Return to top

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