EDU 2004 Observing the Learner / Ap p ropriate Educational Practices
The focus of this course is the learner at the early, middle, and adolescent childhood levels. T h e
unique learning characteristics, needs, and capacities of students of different ages, cultural and
language backgrounds, and exceptionalities will be studied. Identifying differing 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. Fifteen field hours of observing and
interacting with learners required.
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture: History, Philosophies, Trends, and Practices
This course focuses on issues related to the teaching profession, and schooling in a complex and
culturally diverse society—past, present, and future. Various teacher roles, school orga n i z a t i o n
patterns, and philosophical perspectives, along with the professional Code of Ethics and the
Ke n t u c ky Education Reform Act, will be explored. Fifteen hours of observation across the three
main certification levels (i.e., primary, middle, and secondary) are required. IV W
EDU 2024 Childre n ’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 Classro o m
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 asses