College of Education
(WR) = Approved Writing Reinforcement Course
330 Educational Psychology, 3 credit hours
Psychology as it relates to teaching and learning. Includes theories of learning, personality, and development; motivation; growth and development; the nature and measurement of intelligence, achievement, and attitudes. Emphasis on psychological principles basic to an understanding of the learner, the learning process, and the classroom setting.
375 School and Society, 3 credit hours (WR)
The evolution of American education, including a survey of philosophical, social, political, and economic movements that have influenced its direction. Local, state, and federal policies related to finance, government, and legal aspects. The socializing role of the school and characteristics of different cultural groups.
405 Introduction to Social and Multicultural Education, 1 credit hour
Designed to help educators function effectively with culturally diverse populations and enable them to utilize strategies to incorporate a multicultural approach to the classroom. In conjunction with classroom discussions and projects, students will also be immersed in a culturally diverse setting for a period of one week.
409 Educational Thought and Practice, 2 credit hours
Designed to survey the history, practices, policies, and purposes of public schools in America. Pre-school through post-secondary educational structures are analyzed as to function and aims. Students will move from novice to more professional through an analysis and integration of knowledge from interviews, classroom observation, readings, reports, and classroom discussions. Through this process, the student will develop a better understanding of self and his/her role in relation to the learner and to professional and pedagogical decision-making.
461 Evaluation in Elementary Education, 3 credit hours
The interrelation of teaching, learning, and evaluation. Includes developing skills in interpreting standardized tests, evaluating the appropriateness of standardized tests, and developing the ability to utilize measurement data in making decisions regarding instructional needs in the elementary classroom. Prerequisites or corequisites: ED 411 and 446.
462 Evaluation in Secondary Education, 3 credit hours
The interrelation of teaching, learning, and evaluation. Includes developing skills in interpreting standardized test scores, evaluating the appropriateness of standardized tests, and developing the ability to utilize measurement data in making decisions regarding instructional needs in the secondary classroom.
463 The Adolescent Learner, 3 credit hours
Designed to familiarize students with psychological principles basic to an understanding of the adolescent learner, the learning process, the secondary classroom setting, the adolescent culture, and the problems commonly confronted by adolescents. Students will both comprehend that base of knowledge and be prepared to apply that knowledge as a professional decision-maker in a secondary classroom.