Education Course Descriptions

  

EDU 1230

Basic Educational Technology Skills

This course will provide students with an introduction to computer and information technology, with an emphasis on how technology can be used by teachers.   Students will develop competency in word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, presentation software, and Internet utilization through laboratory activities. 

 

EDU 1310

The Education Profession

A survey of the education profession, including investigation of career options in the field of education, study of school organization, analysis of the educator’s characteristics and role, and discussion of contemporary issues in education.   An orientation to the Central Baptist College Teacher Education Program will also be included.   This course includes a required clinical component. 

 

EDU 3230

Technology for Teaching and Learning

This course emphasizes the integration of technology into P-12 classrooms of all academic disciplines in order to enhance teaching and learning.   Candidates will use technology to plan, conduct, and assess instruction.   This course includes a required clinical component. 

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. 

 

EDU 3330

Foundations of Early Childhood Education

A study of the principles and philosophy of early childhood education.   This course introduces candidates to the various roles assumed by teachers in the field.   Current re-search and trends in the field as well as developmentally appropriate practices and materials will be presented. 

Prerequisite: EDU 1310. 

 

EDU 3350

Foundations of Literacy

A course designed to examine literacy learning from birth through eighth grade.   Topics for consideration will include but not be limited to: literacy definitions, concepts of literacy, classical and current literacy theory and research, family literacy, and prevention of reading difficulties.   Clinical experiences will be designed to give practice in effective methods of reading, writing, and word knowledge instruction, including materials, strategies, and organization to meet the needs of all learners. 

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. 

 

EDU 3360

Classroom Management

Classroom Management is designed to promote candidate understanding and practice of creating a positive learning environment which provides a safe place for teaching, learning, parental involvement, and community involvement.  General course topics include: record keeping, classroom organization, parent conferences, motivation, persistence, feedback, guidance, and behavioral management with technology and diverse student populations addressed.  This course includes a required clinical component. 

Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. 

 

EDU 4310

Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies—Early Childhood

A course on the standards, principles, and practices in teaching language arts and social studies to young children grades P-4.  An emphasis will be placed on developing an integrated language arts and social studies curriculum that includes appropriate content, processes, environment, and materials, and child-centered choices.  This course includes a required clinical component. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and EDU 3350. 

 

EDU 4311

Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies—Middle Level

A course on the standards, principles, and practices in teaching language arts and social studies to students in grades 4-8.  An emphasis will be placed on developing an integrated language arts and social studies curriculum that includes appropriate content, processes, environment and materials, and student-centered choices.  This course includes a required clinical component. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and EDU 3350. 

 

EDU 4320

Teaching Math and Science—Early Childhood

A course on the standards, principles, and practices of teaching mathematics and science to young children grades P-4.  An emphasis will be placed on developing an integrated math and science curriculum that includes appropriate content, processes, environment and materials, and child-centered choices.  This course includes a required clinical component. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program, MTH 3311, MTH 4312, and SCI 4400. 

 

EDU 4321

Teaching Math and Science—Middle Level

A course on the standards, principles, and practices of teaching mathematics and science to students in grades 4-8.  An emphasis will be placed on developing an integrated math and science curriculum that includes appropriate content, processes, environment and materials, and student-centered choices.  This course includes a required clinical component. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program, MTH 3311, and SCI 4400. 

 

EDU 4325

Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood

This course provides students with a practical framework for designing developmentally appropriate and child-centered curriculum for young children.  Special emphasis will be given to integrating the aesthetic domains of visual arts, music, dramatic play and movement with basic skill development.  This course includes a required clinical component. 

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. 

 

EDU 4330

The Inclusive Classroom

This course will introduce curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies that promote the social and academic inclusion of children with disabilities and other special needs into the general education classroom.  This course includes a required clinical component.  Early Childhood Education candidates must take this course concurrently with EDU 4340-Teaching Exceptional and Diverse Learners. 

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. 

 

EDU 4335

Best Practices in Middle Level and Secondary Education

This course will focus on a variety of topics related to current best practices in middle level and secondary education, including teaching methods appropriate for use with students in late childhood through adolescence.  Development and implementation of interdisciplinary thematic units and accommodation strategies for diverse learners will be emphasized.  This course includes a required clinical component.  Middle Level and Secondary Education candidates must take this course concurrently with EDU 4340-Teaching Exceptional and Diverse Learners. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program. 

 

EDU 4340

Teaching Exceptional and Diverse Learners

A study of the major areas of diversity and exceptionality including learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, giftedness, children from economically disadvantaged homes, and of their needs in a school program.  This course includes a required clinical component.  Early Childhood Education candidates must take this course concurrently with EDU 4330-The Inclusive Classroom.  Middle Level and Secondary Education candidates must take this course concurrently with EDU 4335-Best Practices in Middle Level and Secondary Education. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program. 

 

EDU 4350

Literacy Assessment and Intervention in the Classroom

Literacy Assessment and Intervention in the Classroom is a course designed to provide experience in the administration of formal and informal assessments to plan, implement, evaluate and revise instruction to meet the needs and interests of the struggling reader in the P-8 classroom setting.  Candidates will create remediation and intervention plans based on clinical assessment experiences.  This course includes a required clinical component. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and EDU 3350. 

 

EDU 4360

Learning Theories and Assessment Practices

This course emphasizes an application of development and learning theories to effective teaching practices.  It includes a study of various assessment tools and how they can be used to improve the teaching-learning process.  This course includes a required clinical component. 

Prerequisites: PSY 2382 and Admission to Teacher Education Program. 

 

EDU 4601

Clinical Internship in Early Childhood Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Early Childhood Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to early childhood classrooms (grades P-4.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of an Education Department faculty member in early child-hood education and a cooperating early childhood teacher in a public elementary school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4602. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4602

Clinical Internship in Early Childhood Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Early Childhood Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to early childhood classrooms (grades P-4.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of an Education Department faculty member in early child-hood education and a cooperating early childhood teacher in a public elementary school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4601. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4611

Clinical Internship in Middle Level Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Middle Level Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to middle level classrooms (grades 4-8.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of an Education Department faculty member and a cooperating teacher in a public middle school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4612. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4612

Clinical Internship in Middle Level Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Middle Level Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to middle level classrooms (grades 4-8.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of an Education Department faculty member and a cooperating teacher in a public middle school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4611. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4621

Clinical Internship in Secondary English/Language Arts Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary English/Language Arts Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary classrooms (grades 7-12.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a cooperating teacher in a public secondary school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4622. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4622

Clinical Internship in Secondary English/Language Arts Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary English/Language Arts Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary classrooms (grades 7-12.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a cooperating teacher in a public secondary school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4621. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4631

Clinical Internship in Secondary Social Studies Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary Social Studies Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary classrooms (grades 7-12.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a cooperating teacher in a public secondary school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4632. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4632

Clinical Internship in Secondary Social Studies Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary Social Studies Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary classrooms (grades 7-12.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a cooperating teacher in a public secondary school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4631. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4641

Clinical Internship in Secondary Science Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary Science Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary classrooms (grades 7-12.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a cooperating teacher in a public secondary school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4642. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4642

Clinical Internship in Secondary Science Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary Science Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary classrooms (grades 7-12.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a cooperating teacher in a public secondary school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4641.  Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4651

Clinical Internship in Physical Education, K-8

Candidates completing the BSE in Kinesiology will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to physical education for grades K-8.  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC faculty member and a cooperating physical education teacher in a public elementary or middle level school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4652. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester. 

 

EDU 4652

Clinical Internship in Physical Education, 7-12

Candidates completing the BSE in Kinesiology will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to physical education for grades 7-12.  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC faculty member and a cooperating physical education teacher in a public middle level or secondary school setting.  Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4651. 

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.