(School of Education)
EDU 1540 Introduction to Teaching
Introduction to schooling, teaching and the foundations of education. The major purpose is to help students clarify their thoughts and feelings about becoming a teacher.Topics include teachers, students, schools, teaching, curriculum, instruction, school governance, school finance, history of U.S. education, philosophy of education. Must be taken concurrentlywith EDU 1505.
EDU 1505 Introductory Field Experience
Includes classroomvisits and tutoring in a local school. This field experience portion of the introductory course is taken concurrently with EDU 1540.
EDU 2101 Elementary Drug and Health Education
Stresses understanding, knowledge, attitudes and habits necessary for healthful living for children through adolescence. The course deals with moodaltering chemicals and their effects on the individual, the family and the community as well as prevalent health needs and health problems of children through adolescence. School as well as community resources dealing with prevention, intervention, treatment and follow-up are explored.
EDU 2102 Secondary Drug and Health Education Issues
Examines adolescent health issues and health problemswithin the context of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Suicide, eating disorders, violence in school, family and relationships, sexual abuse, and STDs are explored by defining the issues and problems, identifying causal factors, looking at the effects on learning and discussing prevention as well as intervention and follow-up.
EDU 2103 Physical EducationMethods
Presents a practical knowledge ofmethods, issues,and trends in physical education in the elementary setting.
EDU 2200 Educational Psychology/Needs of Learners
Examines children's cognitive, social and emotional growth and development as a function of their social and cultural context: the school. The context of the school frames the discussion of specific topics including diversity,motivation, learning styles,moral development, personality development,general theories of intelligence in the context of the school, theories of cognitive development and their effects on the educational process and prominent learning theories.This course has a 2-hour/week service learning requirement in which students work within a K-12 school.
EDU 2300 - Human Relations
Provides studentswith an understanding of the importance of usingmulticultural approaches and diversitysensitive behaviors in the classroom.Students explore their ownmonocultural/multicultural socialization and examine their own assumptions and beliefs as they study the complex dynamics of the teaching/learning relationship. Topics include: the social construction of difference - race, class,gender, and sexual orientation; power, privilege,and the dehumanization process; the relationship between education and social justice.
EDU 2420 Integrating Educational Technology In Your Classroom
Provides an overview of the research and application of educational technology to support and enhance student learning.Participants will gain a better understanding of how to integrate technology into their teaching practices.
EDU 2500 Language Arts/Literature/ Educational TechnologyMethods
Focuses on the integration of children's literature, language arts andmedia/technology.Students engage in a comprehensive study of children's literature with an appraisal of print and nonprint materials for elementary/ middle students.Students identifymajor components of language arts, select and produce materials, develop lessons and integrate trade books into the language arts program. Students gain an understanding of the role of media and technology in elementary classroom instruction by developing lessons that appropriately integrate technology.Students are introduced to the writing process, and develop their own writing projects. The course must be taken concurrently with EDU 2505. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program, EDU 1500, 2200 or permission of Education undergraduate chair.
EDU 2505 Language Arts/Literature/ ClassroomManagement Field Experience
Applies skills and knowledge examined in EDU 2500 in an elementary or middle school classroom setting. The focus is on observing classroom culture and teacher professionalism while providing an opportunity to work with groups of children in an elementary or middle school. The course emphasizes classroom management strategies.The field experiencemust be taken concurrently with EDU 2500.
EDU 2777 Topics in Education
Topic courses address a special need, interest or opportunity and are not a part of the regular Teacher Education curriculum.
EDU 2800 Teaching Process I
Provides students with an understanding of the characteristics of a positive classroom environment in which respect is emphasized. Students examine how the teaching/learning environment is influenced both by the relationship between the teacher and the students and by the content and the methodology chosen by the teacher.Topics include: classroommanagement; communication with parents/guardians; middle level education; the teaching philosophy-classroom environment connection; and technology integration. Students learn how to incorporate multiple intelligences activities, reading strategies, and computer- based technology skills into daily lesson planning. Corequisite:EDU 2805.
EDU 2805 Field Experience I -Middle School
Introduces students to the culture of a middle school environment. They observe and assist teachers, interview school personnel, talk with students, and teach lessons that incorporate computer-based technology activities and reading strategies.Corequisite: EDU 2800.
EDU 2999 Independent Study
Independent study in an area of interest. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair.
EDU 3250 Special Needs
Provides students with an understanding of the rapidly changing field of special education as it exists in the U.S. today. Topics include the special needs child, special education law, inclusion, special education categories, assessment, the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), school responsibilities, parent rights, the roles of the regular education teacher and the special educator, and instructional strategies and accommodations for special needs students. Students are required to complete a 20-hour field experience in the K-12 schoolsworkingwith studentswith special needs.Prerequisite: Admission into the Education Program.
EDU 3260 Middle School Philosophies and Models
Addresses the predominant philosophies drivingmiddle school education.Variousmodels ofmiddle school design are explored.Special attention is given to application of middle school philosophies to curriculum development, current issues inmiddle school practice and best practices for the early adolescent. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program, EDU 2500 or EDU 3500, or consent of instructor.
EDU 3270 Elementary/Middle Reading Methods
Examines the characteristics of a well-balanced developmental reading program and prepares elementary/ middle education majors to be successful teachers of reading. Students analyze the merger of theory and practice in developing effective instructional strategies for elementary andmiddle school students. Diagnosis and remediation of students with reading problems are also addressed.Current research and best practices pedagogy form the foundational principles of the course. Emphasis is on a balanced approach to reading instruction and content literacy across the curriculum. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program,EDU 2500 or EDU 3500,or consent of instructor.
EDU 3300 Ojibwe Education Principles
Provides a foundation in American Indian education and includes historical precedent, the boarding school era,cultural pluralism,contributions,and current issues. Fundamentals of first and second language acquisition, school organizational environment,and communication styles are explored.
EDU 3400 ClassroomAssessment
Provides an overview of assessment followed by an exploration of specific topics in classroomassessment. Among these topics are standardized assessment,performance- based assessment, norm and criterion-referenced assessment and general grading issues.Data driven decision making is discussed and practiced in this course. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program, EDU 2500 or EDU 3500, or consent of instructor.
EDU 3430 Harnessing the Power of the Internet: For Teachers
Presents the Internet as a classroomresource for teachers and students. Participants will learn to use on-line discussion groups, search the Internet, use evaluation tools to review Web pages, and develop a classroom project to help students use the Internet.
EDU 3440 Using DigitalMedia in Your Classroom
Provides an overview of digital media application for teaching and learning.Participantswill learn to design and producemultimedia and digital video products to support the curriculum in their classroom.The course will also focus on designing instruction that integrates student use of multimedia and digital video as learning tools.
EDU 3450 Leadership and Future Trends in Educational Technology
Assists in developing educational technology leaders. In this course students evaluate, plan, and create educational technology-based solutions for learning environments while considering best-practices in technology integration. Participants will learn about topics in educational technology such as future trends, government policies, professional developmentmodels, and evaluation tools.Prerequisites:One course from: EDU 2420,EDU 3440,EDU 3430
EDU 3453 Visual and Performing Arts Methods
Examines the arts as a basic and essential form of human communication. Explores and analyzes integration of the arts as a way to increase student achievement.Students learn to integrate literature,art, drama, dance, and music throughout the curriculum by gaining a basic knowledge of the arts, reasons for integration, and integration strategies and principles. Students examine research and current school programs that integrate the arts across the curriculum. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program, EDU 2500 or EDU 3500, or consent of instructor.
EDU 3460 KindergartenMethods
Provides studentswith an understanding of the social, emotional,physical and intellectual characteristics and needs of the kindergarten child. Students develop a teaching philosophy, establish educational goals, and develop curricula based on these particular characteristics and needs.Students observe and participate in a kindergarten classroom.
EDU 3500Math/Science/Social Studies Methods
Focuses on the integration of science, mathematics, and social studies. Students learn appropriate methods of inquiry, technology integration, curriculum development, instructional planning strategies, and assessment of elementary/middle school science, mathematics and social studies. The MN Academic Standards, ISTE and national content standards in each of the content areas are used to guide students in preparing an integrated teaching unit. This course must be taken concurrently with EDU 3505. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.
EDU 3505Math/Science/Social Studies/ ClassroomManagement Field Experience
Applies skills and knowledge examined in EDU 3500 in an elementary or middle level classroom setting. The course emphasizes the teaching of social studies, science andmathematics content areas. Students explore and practice classroom management strategies and reflect on and discuss classroomexperiences. The field experiencemust be taken concurrentlywith EDU 3500.
EDU 3800 Teaching Process II
Explores the dynamics among four dimensions of the teaching/learning relationship - teachers, students, course content,andmethodology -with the emphasis this semester on content and methodology. Topics include: daily and long-term planning; the advantages and limitations associated with various instructional strategies; reading andwriting strategies for use across the curriculum;assessment; the Minnesota Department of Education Content Standards;multi-cultural, diversity- sensitive approaches to learning in the classroom; the integration of computer-based technology skills. *Middle/Secondary Education Program:A contentareamethods course and its accompanying field experience are required following EDU 2800/2805 and preceding EDU 4700/4710 (Student Teaching). Please find the following courseswithin the content-area listing of the catalog: SSC 3900, 3905; Eng. 4440, 4445; MTH 3533, 3535; NSC 3333, 3335.
EDU 4300 Ojibwe EducationMethods
Explores techniques and methodologies for teaching Ojibwe learners. Students gain an understanding of the culture, traditions, and history of the Anishinaabe. Based on this information and drawing on information obtained in EDU 3300, students learn how to create, adapt, and integrate culturally and linguistically relevant Ojibwe curricula into content areas at primary, middle and secondary levels.
EDU 4500 K-8 Student Teaching
Provides studentswith a practical teaching experience in a local elementary or middle school under the supervision of a licensed teacher. This placement includes maintaining an environment conducive to learning; planning and teaching learning units (using both long-term and daily planning tools); developing assessments to evaluate students' learning; working with students with diverse learning needs; communicating effectively with students, parents/guardians, colleagues, and school support personnel; and participating in school activities.
EDU 4510 K-8 Student Teaching Seminar
Helps students reflect on and deal with situations encountered in their student teaching experience. Attendance is required. Class discussions and reflections come fromthe daily challenges of beingwith students in a classroom setting. Time is also spent on discussing the job application,portfolio development, and licensure processes. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4500.
EDU 4700 Gr. 5-12 Student Teaching
Provides studentswith a practical teaching experience in a local middle school or high school under the supervision of a licensed teacher. This placement includes maintaining an environment conducive to learning; planning and teaching learning units (using both long-term and daily planning tools); developing assessments to evaluate students' learning; working with students with diverse learning needs; communicating effectively with students, parents/guardians, colleagues, and school support personnel; and participating in school activities.
EDU 4710 Gr. 5-12 Student Teaching Seminar
Helps students reflect on and deal with situations encountered in their student teaching experience. Attendance is required. Class discussions and reflections come fromthe daily challenges of beingwith students in a classroom setting. Time is also spent on discussing the job application,portfolio development, and licensure processes.Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4700.
EDU 4777 Topics in Education
Topic courses address a special need, interest or opportunity and are not a part of the regular Teacher Education curriculum. EDU 4999 Independent Study 1-4 cr. Independent study in an area of interest. Prerequisite: permission of department chair.