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Courses at the 400-level

ECED 419: Early Care and Education for Children, Birth to Three Years

Students create and maintain positive learning activities for infant-toddler group care. (Formerly ELED 419: Early Childhood Education: Day Care for Children from Birth to Three.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • prior or concurrent enrollment in ECED 301, with minimum grade of B-
  • Admission to the early childhood teacher preparation program or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
ECED 420: Mathematics, Prekindergarten through Second Grade

Mathematics education in prekindergarten through second grade is examined. Also explored are the development of appropriate teaching/learning strategies, content, and materials related to teaching all young children. Practicum required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ECED 301 or equivalent and 419 with a minimum grade of B-
  • MATH 143 and 144, each with minimum grade of C
  • admission to the early childhood teacher preparation program
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
ECED 423: Developmental Literacy and Language Arts I

Developmentally appropriate methods and materials for promoting literacy and language skills, strategies, and dispositions for young children are explored, including childrenís literature. Practicum: kindergarten and grade one.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ECED 301; ECED 419 with a minimum grade of B-
  • prior or concurrent enrollment in ECED 420, with minimum grade of B-
  • admission to the early childhood teacher preparation program
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
ECED 425: Developmental Literacy and the Language Arts II

Teacher candidates work with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers from diverse populations. Study includes managing classroom literacy programs through grade two. Practicum: infants through grade two.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ECED 301; ECED 419, 420, 423, each with minimum grade of B-
  • concurrent enrollment in ECED 429
  • admission to the early childhood teacher preparation program
  • or consent of department chair.
ECED 429: Early Childhood Social Studies and Science

Students use developmentally appropriate methods, content, and materials to establish positive learning environments. Practicum: prekindergarten and grade one. (Formerly ELED 429: Early Childhood Education: Social Studies and Science.)
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ECED 301 or equivalent, with minimum grade of B-
  • ECED 419, 420, 423
  • prior or concurrent enrollment in ECED 425
  • admission to the early childhood teacher preparation program
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
ECED 439: Student Teaching in Early Childhood Settings

In this culminating field placement, candidates complete a teaching experience in a preschool or elementary school under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and college supervisor in a full-semester assignment.
9 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • concurrent enrollment in ECED 469
  • satisfactory completion of all major and professional courses
ECED 449: Early Childhood Community Program Internship

In this culminating experience, candidates complete an experience in an infant-toddler program, preschool program, or community-based program under the supervision of a cooperating teacher/supervisor and college supervisor.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Completion of all program major requirements.
ECED 469: Best Practices in Early Childhood Settings

Candidates analyze the teaching profession, and examine current issues and practices in early childhood teaching in order to understand collaborations among school personnel, families, community agencies, assessment, and classroom management.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • concurrent enrollment in ECED 439.
ELED 400: Curriculum and Assessment with Instructional Technology

Theory and strategies for designing curriculum and assessing student learning are examined, along with other factors affecting teaching and learning. A variety of texts will be analyzed and discussed including: elementary student work, elementary textbooks, and digital media.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ELED 300, with minimum grade of B-
  • admission to the elementary education teacher preparation program
  • consent of department chair
ELED 410: Education in Great Britain

This is a study of the British system of education and the British approach to teacher preparation. Participants visit the University of Cumbria in Carlisle, UK.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • admission to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
  • admission to the Department of Elementary Educationís student exchange program
ELED 420: Children's Literature and the Integrated Arts

The development of various patterns of literature instruction integrated with the arts of music, drama and art in the elementary school are studied.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ELED 300, with minimum grade of B-
  • admission to the elementary education teacher preparation program
  • consent of the department chair
ELED 422: Developmental Reading

This field-based experience is concerned with reading instruction from a developmental perspective. Instructional implications for teaching special populations are covered. Focus is on the elements of a balanced program in reading and writing. Laboratory/conference required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or consent of department chair
  • admission to the elementary education teacher preparation program
  • with minimum grade of B-
ELED 424: Teaching Developmental Reading II

In this second elementary reading methods course, students investigate alternative teaching methods and materials for diverse populations and have additional responsibilities for managing and organizing a classroom for reading instruction.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ELED 300 with a minimum grade of B-
  • ELED 422 and 435 each with a minimum grade of B-
  • Admission to the Elementary Education Program
  • or consent of department chair
ELED 435: Language Arts and ELL Instruction

The role of language arts in elementary schools and the development of teaching/learning strategies to include all children are examined, including English language learners and special populations. Laboratory/conference required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ELED 300 with a minimum grade of B-
  • admission to the elementary education teacher preparation program
  • or consent of department chair
ELED 436: Teaching Social Studies to Diverse Learners

The role of social studies in elementary schools and the development of teaching/learning strategies are examined, including becoming culturally conscientious and responsive to diverse learners. Laboratory/conference required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ELED 300 with minimum grade of B-
  • or consent of department chair
  • POL 201, with minimum grade of C
  • ELED 422 and 435, each with minimum grade of B-
  • admission to the elementary education teacher preparation program
ELED 437: Elementary School Science and Health Education

The role of science and health in elementary schools and the development of teaching/learning strategies are examined, including teaching science and health to special populations. Laboratory/conference required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or consent of department chair
  • ELED 422 and 435, each with minimum grade of B-
  • with minimum grade of B-
  • BIOL 109 and PSCI 103, each with minimum grade of C, except for students electing a content major in general science
  • admission to the elementary education teacher preparation program
  • ELED 300, with minimum grade of B-
ELED 438: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics

The role of mathematics in elementary schools and the development of teaching/learning strategies are examined, including teaching mathematics to special populations. Laboratory/ conference required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or consent of department chair
  • admission to the elementary education teacher preparation program
  • MATH 143 and 144, each with minimum grade of C
  • ELED 422 and 435, each with minimum grade of B-
  • with minimum grade of B-
ELED 439: Student Teaching in the Elementary School

In this culminating field experience, candidates complete a teaching experience in a preschool or elementary school under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and college supervisor. This is a full-semester assignment. Graded S, U.
9 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • cumulative GPA of 2.50 a full semester prior to student teaching
  • satisfactory completion of all major and professional courses required prior to student teaching
  • concurrent enrollment in ELED 469
  • positive recommendation from the professor of each elementary education course
  • completion of the community service requirement
  • negative result from the required tuberculin test
  • passing score(s) on the Praxis II
  • approved Preparing to Teach Portfolio
ELED 469: Best Practices: Instruction, Assessment, Classroom Management

Candidates analyze teaching as a profession. Topics include current issues and practices in teaching; collaborations among school personnel, families, and community agencies; assessment; classroom management; and job search. (Formerly Student Teaching Seminar in Elementary Education.).
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in concurrent enrollment in ELED 439
ELED 490: Directed Study

Students select a topic and undertake concentrated research under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of department chair

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