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EDUC 505 – TEACHING WITH TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY LAB

This course is designed around the national technology standards and the Virginia Technology Standards for teachers. Students will become familiar with a variety of technologies that are used in K-12 classrooms. Students will develop lesson plans for use in schools that integrate technology as a learning tool including PRS, SMART Board, Computer-based lab probes, and video editing. Hours credit: 1.5.

EDUC 511S – EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND MEASUREMENT

Students will examine and analyze the theories and practice in psycho-educational diagnosis. The areas of perception, cognition, language, and motivation will be explored in relation to school subject matter and classroom performance. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of instructor.

EDUC 517 – READING ASSESSMENT & INSTRUCTION

A study of the techniques for diagnosing elementary, middle, and high school students with reading difficulties, causes of reading problems, evaluation and instruction of frequently used tests and inventories including group and individual, ideas for integrating literature/writing into content area curriculum based on Virginia Standards of Learning, and techniques for improving reading/writing achievement of students of all ability levels. Hours credit: 2. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: EDUC 517P.

EDUC 517P – PRACTICUM READING ASSESSMENT & INSTRUCT

Integration of theoretical and practical aspects of a reading program in a supervised clinical setting. Students function as members of the literacy staff and are required to develop, implement, and evaluate diagnostic and remedial reading programs based on Virginia Standards of Learning for children in grades K-5. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: EDUC 517.

EDUC 523 – RESEARCH & INQUIRY INTO TEACHING PRACT

Qualitative and quantitative research methods on teaching and learning of diverse learners. Criteria for judging validity and applicability of research-based knowledge. Framing educational problems worthy of inquiry. Designing and assessing studies of teaching practices. Hours credit: 2. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of instructor.

EDUC 527 – CURRENT TRENDS/LEGAL ISSUES IN SCHOOLS

This course examines federal and state special education law including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The first half of the course will involve the study and analysis of relevant case law and statutes. The second half of the course students will apply their knowledge of special education law. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the instructor.

EDUC 590 – INDEPENDENT STUDY

EDUC 600P – INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICUM

Field placement focused on the practice of curriculum implementation and instructional strategies appropriate for corresponding methods course. Hours credit: 1.5. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of the instructor.

EDUC 601 – FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION & CLASSROOM MAN

This course examines the multidisciplinary foundations of instruction via historical, philosophical, and sociological research. The intersections and relationships of assessment, instruction, classroom management, and human growth and development are the primary focus. Informed, teacher candidates develop individual educational pedagogies and engage with various teaching approaches and strategies, to make decisions for improving instruction, classroom management, and student performance. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: acceptance in the Program or permission of the instructor.

EDUC 602 – SPEC ED PRACTICUM

Field placement focused on best practices for special education students in inclusion and self contained classrooms. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Program or permission of the instructor.

EDUC 603 – TEACHING MILD DISABILITIES

Focuses on the knowledge base for educational intervention of students with diagnosed mild learning differences. Course content includes strategies for reading, written expression, mathematics, social-behavioral, study skills, and vocational and career options. The development of individualized programs in collaboration with general and special education colleagues will be emphasized. Hours credit: 1.5. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: EDUC 600P or 602P.

EDUC 605 – INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS ACROSS THE CURRICU

Focuses on teaching and learning in schools (pre6-12) and includes the study of curriculum and methodologies suitable for a variety of content areas and students’ learning needs. Emphasis is placed on developing teachers’ leadership qualities in the classroom and in the school. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of instructor.

EDUC 606 – READING AND WRITING IN THE CONTENT AREA

Intervention techniques for accelerating the reading ability of striving readers in grades 6-12. Students learn to match instructional techniques to assessed areas of literacy needs and to differentiate instruction for varying levels of reading and writing achievement based on Virginia Standards of Learning. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of instructor.

EDUC 607 – EARLY LANGUAGE ACQUISITION&READING

A study of the theories, processes, and acquisition of reading and language skills. Emphasis is on the cognitive, linguistic, social and physiological factors involved in oral and written language development. Emergent literacy and the relationship between language and reading acquisition are explored, including an examination of strategies for developing oral reading, comprehension, and literacy skills and techniques for building word recognition, phonics, integrating reading and writing, and comprehension. Hours credit: 2. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

EDUC 611 – HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

This course is designed to give basic knowledge and understanding of human growth and development. Students will study the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children and the ability to use this understanding in guiding learning experiences. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of the instructor.

EDUC 614 – SCIENCE METHODS IN ELEM AND MIDDLE SCHOO

Students develop skills for effective science teaching grounded in research proven to be effective in working with diverse students. The course addresses science content and pedagogy connected with the Virginia and NGSS Standards. Students will design lessons appropriate for the diverse needs of children preK-6. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of instructor.

EDUC 615 – CURRICULUM & TEACHING PROBLEMS IN ELEM&S

Each student investigates a special instructional problem under the direction of the instructor. The research is supplemented by field work in an appropriate grade/content area. Open only to students accepted into the graduate education program and who have met one of the cross listed requirements as an undergraduate. Individual conferences to be arranged. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: EDUC 511S and 523S or equivalent. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

EDUC 616 – MATH METHODS FOR ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCH

Students develop skills for effective-mathematics teaching grounded in research proven to be effective with diverse students. The course addresses competence through an emphasis on mathematics content, connected with the Virginia Standards. Students will design lessons appropriate for the diverse needs of children pK-6. The course will expose students to current mathematics teaching reforms and research based teaching strategies. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of the instructor.

EDUC 618 – INSTRUCTION IN THE SUBJECT AREA

Seminars focusing on the structure of the disciplines and subject-specific methods of teaching based on Virginia Standards of learning and national standards. Supervised opportunity to implement subject-specific instructional strategies and classroom management skills in a local school setting. Hours credit 3: Prerequisite: acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.

EDUC 620 – IEP DEVELOPMENT & TRANSITIONING

Overview and examination of Individualized Education Program (IEP) required components. Includes how IEPs are developed and used in the classroom. The roles and responsibilities of required members of IEP team will be reviewed and analyzed in relation to students, family members, and teachers. Students will develop the ability to prepare students and work with families to promote successful student transitions throughout the educational experience. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of the instructor.

EDUC 661 – SURVEY OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Theories, definitions, and characteristics of students with mild disabilities. Students study learning problems and difficulties students with learning differences face in the general education classroom, resources and curricular modification, instructional strategies that facilitate learning. Virginia alternative testing requirements are studied. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Program or permission of instructor.

EDUC 684 – SEMINAR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH & TEACHING

This course is designed to provide M.A.T. candidates opportunities to evaluate and conduct qualitative and quantitative research. Each candidate will work with a faculty supervisor to prepare a research project and develop a comprehensive proposal and IRB protocol. Candidates will present their work during an oral presentation for colleagues and faculty. Hours credit 3. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and satisfactory progress in the professional licensure degree program.

EDUC 693 – INTERN TEACHING FOR M.A.T. I

Supervised teaching assignments in local school settings. Intern teachers maintain schedule of their assigned cooperating teacher. Placements are made according to endorsement area. Hours credit: 4. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all graduate level course work required for the degree.

EDUC 694 – INTERN TEACH M.A.T. II

Supervised teaching assignments in local school settings. Intern teachers maintain schedule of their assigned cooperating teacher. Placements are made according to endorsement area. Hours credit: 4. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all graduate level course work required for the degree.

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