Undergraduate Courses in Education

EDUC 3300 The Teaching Profession (3-0).  A foundation course for teachers including: philosophical, legal, and ethical aspects of teaching, structure, organization, and management of the American school system, state and local structure, and modern media.

EDUC 3301 Math/Science Methods for the Elementary Teacher (3-0). A study of effective teaching practices to enhance delivery of Math/Science in the elementary grades K-6

EDUC 3302 Educational Psychology (3-0). A study of the teaching-learning process, including assessment and evaluation of student achievement; human growth and development; knowledge and skills concerning the unique needs of special populations, including multicultural and gifted and talented students.

EDUC 3303 Methods and Classroom Management in Elementary School (3-0).  A survey of instructional strategies, materials, and planning based on the elementary and middle school curriculum, including classroom management, behavior management and procedures adapted to the personalities of the students and teacher.  Includes adaptations for exceptional, multicultural, and special needs students.

EDUC 3304  Educational Child Growth and Development (3-0). A course in the theories of normal child growth and development and biological factors in the development of children as it pertains in the educational setting. Theories will include language development, cognitive, emotional and personality development. Further, content addresses the influence of diverse socio/cultural factors and learning styles. This course supports competencies within evaluative measures as identified by the State of Texas for Teacher Certification.

EDUC 3305 Teaching Strategies and Classroom Management in Secondary School (3-0).  Implementation of secondary curriculum including content, organization, unit and lesson planning, and program evaluation, with emphasis on the scope and sequence of the essential knowledge and skills for the subjects taught in the secondary school.

EDUC 3308  EC-6 Educational Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy  (3-0). A course in language acquisition in children. Developmentally appropriate activities, diversity, and individual learning styles found in the educational setting are discussed as they facilitate language in young children. All theories and activities are presented as they ultimately contribute to an integrated curriculum. This course supports competencies within the Evaluative measure as identified by the State of Texas for Teaching Certification. In addition, this course utilizes the competencies prescribed for Early Childhood-6th grade as identified by the State of Texas.

EDUC 3309   EC-6 Early Childhood Methods and Classroom Management Education (3-0). The course addresses Early Childhood from infancy through fourth grade. Various Early Childhood settings and programs are described from their inception to present educational application. Developmentally appropriate practice is presented as it affects both the student and the teacher in the educational setting. Students will be presented with the role of the early childhood teacher and the importance of life long learning as it pertains to Early Childhood methods and classroom management in schools. In addition, this course serves as a prerequisite to taking the Teacher Certification Instrument as defined by the State of Texas.

EDUC 3310 EC-6 Early Childhood Curriculum(3-0).  This course is designed to provide pre-service teachers a critical analysis of the curricular components in the Early Childhood through Sixth grade setting, (EC-6). Curricular contents will be evaluated and discussed in order to enable the future educator to exhibit mastery of the competencies of the evaluative measure as identified by the State of Texas. Further, the students will evaluate and develop strategies to implement instructional strategies as prescribed by the State of Texas components for the education of young children in the K-6th grade setting.

EDUC 3328 Foundations of Bilingual Education (3-0).  A survey of the psychology and philosophy of bilingual education, including a review of the different types of bilingual programs.  The psychology of first and second language acquisition are emphasized as well as the history and legal aspects of bilingual education.

EDUC 3329 Methodology of Second Language Teaching (3-0). Application of the principles of applied linguistics to the teaching of a second language.  Review of the different methods and techniques used to teach the bilingual child.  this course also investigates the impact of psychology and linguistics on language learning/acquisition.

EDUC 4300 Internship in Teaching (3-0).  A course designed for post-baccalaureate certification candidates to satisfy student teaching requirements by being employed as the teacher of record in an accredited school, jointly supervised by the Univeristy and school personnel.  Must meet requirements for eligibility to student teach.  Offered during the fall term only.

EDUC 4301 Internship in Teaching II (3-0).  A course designed for post-baccalaureate certification candidates to satisfy student teaching requirements by being employed as the teacher of record in an accredited school, jointly supervised by the University and school personnel.  Offered during spring term only.

EDUC 4307 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School (3-0). A study of the language arts curriculum in the elementary grades, including spelling, composition, grammar, and handwriting.  Activities focus on development of lesson plans, instructional materials, visual aids, and assessment of student progress.

EDUC 4308 The Teaching of Reading (3-0).  Intensive study of reading readiness, beginning reading, remedial reading, reading assessment, reading devices, and the use of audiovisual aids in reading instruction. This course serves as a foundations to the reading component and is encouraged to be taken as the first course of the reading component.

EDUC 4312 Methods and Classroom Management in Secondary Schools (3-0).  A survey of instructional strategies, including classroom management, materials and technology of instruction, behavior management, teaching and learning styles, and adaptations for exceptional, multicultural, and specific needs students.  Instruction focuses on the learner-centered classroom.

EDUC 4313  Phonics, Skills, and Comprehension (3-0).  An intense course for the development and teaching of phonics, vocabulary, structural analysis, context clues to enhance comprehension for all readers.  Prerequisite:  EDUC 4308

EDUC 4314 Reading Skills for Content Subjects (3-0).  Methods and materials for teaching skills needed for locating, interpreting, and organizing reading materials used in science, social studies, math, and other content subjects.  Includes interpretation of graphic aids, skimming, and scanning.

EDUC 4315  Assessment and Remediation Techniques for Reading Problems (3-0).  Assessment, diagnostic, and remediation techniques to use in the classroom to determine how to best assist students with reading and identify reading problems.  Prerequisite:  EDUC 4308

EDUC 4320 Diverse Populations (3-0).  A course which details diversity in society as viewed in the public school classroom.  Content includes, but not limited to, issues of diversity and exceptionalities of children who enter the public school system in Texas.  Instructional strategies focus on working with diversity in the classroom with emphasis on students with cultural and societal differences as well as special needs in an educational society.

EDUC 4325 Learner Centered Instruction (3-0).  Required for students in post-baccalaureate programs.  This course focuses on strategies and techniques of effective classroom instruction.

EDUC 4327 Readings and Research (3-0). A course taught on an individual basis wherein special topics are studied.  Course content varies according to needs of the student.

EDUC 4328 Teaching Spanish Language Arts in the Bilingual Classroom (3-0).  A study of methods and techniques for teaching Spanish reading and language arts to the bilingual child.  Special attention will be given to the diagnosis of reading competence to insure successful transition into English reading.  Fifty percent of the class may be taught in Spanish.

EDUC 4329 Teaching Content Areas in the Bilingual Classroom (3-0).  An overview of methods and techniques for teaching social studies, science and mathematics in Spanish to the bilingual child.  Attention will be given to principles of time and treatment, instructional planning, and classroom management strategies.  Fifty percent of the class may be taught in Spanish.

EDUC 4601 Student Teaching in the Elementary School 4-8 (6-0). Includes a minimum of twelve weeks of teaching practice in an accredited elementary school in grades 4-8 under supervision of a public school classroom teacher.  Must meet departmental approval to student teach.

EDUC 4605 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (6-0).  Includes a minimum of twelve weeks of teaching practice in an accredited secondary school under supervision. Where the student has two teaching fields a minimum of six weeks teaching in each field will be included.  Must meet departmental approval to student teach.

EDUC 4607 Student Teaching in Early Childhood through Sixth Grade,EC-6  (6-0). Includes a minimum of six weeks of teaching practice in an accredited elementary and six weeks of teaching practice in an accredited early childhood program under supervision of a public school classroom teacher.  Must meet departmental approval to student teach.