EDU 2004 Observing the Learner / Appropriate Educational Practices
The focus of this course is the learner at the early, middle, and adolescent childhood levels. The
unique learning characteristics, needs, and capacities of students of different ages, cultural and
language backgrounds, and exceptionalities will be studied. Identifying different learning styles
will be the focus of the course. Developmentally appropriate educational practices and
instructional strategies, including multi-age grouping, for meeting the needs of diverse learners
and learning styles will be focused upon and developed. Requires 10 field hours and lab.
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture: History, Philosophies, Trends, and Practices
Focuses on the history of the development of American schooling. The various educational
philosophies that have informed schooling practices in the past and present are examined. Issues
related to schooling in a complex and culturally diverse society form an integral part of the course.
Nine hours of classroom observation, 3 hours each at the primary, middle and secondary levels are
required. IV W
EDU 2024 Children’s Literature
Acquaints the student with children’s literature from preschool age through the eighth grade.
Includes a study of high-quality authors, illustrators, and their works; the history of children’s
literature; various literary genres; and ways of introducing literature and integrating it into the
entire curriculum. Students will complete individual projects related to storytelling, story writing,
or other literary activities. This is an elective course.
EDU 2064 Technology Integration for the Classroom
Explores the use of a variety of technological tools to enhance instruction. Students will research
current trends and strategies and practice the skills needed to develop an integrated curriculum. In
addition, participants will develop and assess technology-enhanced lesson plans using a variety of
equipment and skills. Students will also examine ethical issues involved