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Courses at the 300-level

FNED 340: Foundations of Education

An interdisciplinary approach is used to introduce prospective teachers to various contexts of schooling. Students cannot receive credit for both Foundations of Education 340 and 346.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • At least 30 credit hours of college-level course work or consent of department chair
FNED 345: Diversity and the Public School

Categories of race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and exceptionality are considered. Students cannot receive credit for both Foundations of Education 345 and 346.
3 credit hours

FNED 346: Schooling in a Democratic Society

The social and cultural forces that affect schools are examined. Fifteen hours of field-based experience is required.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 12 credit hours of course work and completion of the College Writing Requirement
  • or consent of department chair
FNED 352: Seminar in Youth Development

This foundational seminar in the youth development program provides a framework to integrate the multidisciplinary approaches of education, social work, and nonprofit studies.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FNED 346, SWRK 240, and concurrent enrollment in CURR 347
MLED 310: Teaching the Early Adolescent

Students examine the developmental characteristics of early adolescence and implications for teaching. (Formerly FNED 351: Instructional Issues of Middle Level Students.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 315
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
MLED 320: Middle School Organization and Integrated Curriculum

Students examine the emergence of the modern middle school and its components: teaming, advisory, flexible scheduling, and differentiated instruction. (Formerly CURR 307: Middle School Curriculum and Organization.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • MLED 310
  • For elementary education students: ELED 300
  • For secondary education students: prior or concurrent enrollment in SED 407
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
MLED 330: Interdisciplinary Reading and Writing in Middle Schools

Students develop content area lessons that enable middle level students to read, write, and think critically in the content area. (Formerly CURR 411: Interdisciplinary Reading and Writing in Middle Schools.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • MLED 320
  • For elementary education students: Prior or concurrent enrollment in a methods course
  • For secondary education students: SED 407
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
MLED 340: Differentiated Elements in Middle School Instruction

Preservice teachers focus on methods of selecting strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners and the relationship between assessments and planning for instruction in the differentiated classroom.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • MLED 330
TECH 300: Orientation to Technology Education

The field of technology education and its historic role in education are introduced. This study includes past and contemporary trends, technological literacy standards, program and curriculum development, and professional traits.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 200 or 202, with minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Completion of 12 credit hours of content area courses, with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
TECH 306: Automation and Control Processes

An exploration of pneumatic, hydraulic, and CNC industrial control and power systems. Applications for controlling devices, and systems will be taught in a lab setting. Robotics programming experiences included.
3 credit hours

TECH 310: Historic Innovation and Invention

Individual and regional contributions to the overall development of technology are explored. Topics include inventors, their innovations, and the diffusion of local industries and technologies.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 200 or 202
TECH 325: Technology Assessment

Focus is on the decision making involved in the selection and use of technological products. Study includes assessment procedures, life cycle analysis, and the application of pollution prevention measures.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 200 or 202.
TECH 326: Communication Systems

Communication processes, systems, and their applications are examined. Study includes the technological processes used in developing, producing, delivering, and storing ideas and information in a technological society.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 200 or 202
TECH 327: Construction Systems

This is an introduction to the skills, knowledge, environments, and people in the construction industry. A laboratory component is required for students to plan, design, and build a structure. (Formerly TECH 305: Construction Technology.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 200 or 202
TECH 328: Manufacturing Systems

This is an exploration of contemporary manufacturing systems, design considerations, production techniques, and automated systems and control devices to produce products. Organizational and management structures are also practiced.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 200 or 202
TECH 329: Transportation Systems

Focus is on transportation technology, modes, vehicular systems, and support systems for moving people and cargo in various environments. Study includes the effects of transportation on individuals, society, and the environment.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 200 or 202
TESL 300: Promoting Early Childhood Dual Language Developmentent

Candidates acquire research-based strategies for promoting English and supporting the native language in early childhood settings. Approaches are also given for working with parents and caregivers who speak languages other than English.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ECED 301, 423; and admission to the early childhood education teacher preparation program

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