Sep 23, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Sociology

  
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    SOC 349 - Women and Crime

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course. Course provides an overview of issues surrounding women and crime, as offenders, victims, and criminal justice system professionals. Students will analyze changing social views of women and women's roles, and the impact of feminism and affirmative action policies. Topics will include theories on female crime; the implications of social class and race in female offending; the ways in which women are processed through the criminal justice system; patterns of female victimization; and the roles of women in law enforcement and corrections.


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    SOC 351 - Criminological Theory

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SOC 250 or permission of instructor. Provides an overview and summary of classical and contemporary theories on conforming and deviant behavior. These theories help explain why some forms of behavior are defined as deviance in society, as well as why some members of society are more prone to such forms of behavior. This examination of prevailing theories helps us understand how society defines and creates deviance, and how people become deviant.


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    SOC 352 - Sociological Theory

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SOC 101 or permission of instructor. Must have at least sophomore standing. Study of the work of the most important contributors to the development of sociology as an academic discipline.


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    SOC 355 - Race, Class, and Crime

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course. This course is designed to give students a multiracial and multiethnic view of crime and justice policies. Students will learn how race and class intersect with crime, criminological theories, and criminal justice policies. Students will understand the trends and patterns of crime associated with people of color and those living in poverty.


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    SOC 360 - Sociology of Interpersonal Violence

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course. A sociological examination of the topic of criminal violence, including approaches to and menthods for studying violence, explanations of violent behavior, violence across different historical time periods and places, the social construction of violence, and violence prevention. Considers specific subtypes of violence and their control, such as robbery, sexual assault, intimate partner homicide, and serial killing.


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    SOC 380 - Racial and Ethnic Inequality

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course. Historical antecedents and cross-societal comparisons of patterns of dominant and subordinate groupings based upon ethnic, cultural, and racial differentiations; patterns of interaction within and among these groups with special attention to prejudice and discrimination.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    SOC 388 - Sociology of Work and Organization

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course.  Introduction to the sociology of work in contemporary society. Analysis of the meaning of work for men and women and of the different experiences of work in specific occupations. Topics covered include the organization of the workplace, the relationship between work and family, work and gender, and the effects of social policy on workers and employers.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    SOC 394 - Special Topics in Criminology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course. Important current trends in criminology. Topics will be announced. May be taken twice for different topics, with departmental permission.


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    SOC 400 - Capstone Course in Sociology and Criminology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Sociology Majors: SOC 101, SOC 201, SOC 352, SOC 354 and senior standing; Criminology Majors: SOC 250, SOC 344, SOC 351, SOC 354 and senior standing. This course uses the explication of research methods to provide a capstone experience to Sociology and Criminology majors. Students integrate and extend knowledge and skills gained through previous courses to deepen their understanding of how social science knowledge is produced by writing a research paper/proposal.


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    SOC 490 - Sociology Internship

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: A major in Sociology, completion of required courses for major or minor, junior or senior standing, and 3.0 average in the major. Permission of Internship Coordinator required. Written application must be submitted to the Internship Coordinator no later than six weeks before the start of the semester during which the student will be enrolled in the Internship. Course consists of field placement in public or private non-profit agencies that combine work experience, typically unpaid, with academic research and analysis. Requires a minimum of 10 hours per week on-site at the internship agency. Work expectations for each intern are contracted with instructor and placement supervisor. Regular meetings with instructor, weekly submission of work logs, readings as assigned, and final paper required.May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.


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    SOC 491 - Criminology Internship

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: A major in Criminology or Sociology or minor in Criminal Justice, completion of required courses for major or minor, junior or senior standing, and 3.0 average in the major. Permission of Internship Coordinator required. Written application must be submitted to the Internship Coordinator no later than six weeks before the start of the semester during which the student will be enrolled in the Internship. Course consists of field placement in criminology related and criminal justice settings that provide firsthand experience and knowledge of careers in the area, including probation, parole, policing, juvenile and adult court systems, corrections and treatment programs. Requires a minimum of 10 hours per week on-site at the internship agency. Work expectations for each intern are contracted with instructor and placement supervisor. Regular meetings with instructor, weekly submission of daily internship logs, readings as assigned and final paper required. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.


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    SOC 496 - Independent Readings in Sociology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior standing, major in sociology and instructor's permission. Faculty-supervised and directed selected readings in areas of special interest to the student. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours.


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Spanish

  
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    SPN 100 - Practicum In Spanish

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. Specially arranged projects or supervised experiences for non-native speakers in Spanish conducted in the university and in the community. Examples include special work in the Instructional Media Laboratory. Or participation in a Spanish-language play, and a study or service project involving fieldwork in one of the Spanish communities. Projects arranged between individual students and instructors; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript. Available on S/U basis only. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    SPN 101 - Spanish Language Skills I

    [4 credit(s)]
    Development of proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish with contextual cultural information.


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    SPN 102 - Spanish II

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: SPN 101 or the equivalent course with C or better. Development of proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish with contextual cultural information.


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    SPN 192 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Study of a particular topic in Spanish language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated with change of topic.


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    SPN 196 - Independent Study In Spanish

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member (who will serve as the project advisor) and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving Spanish language or literature, such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of project will appear on the student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    SPN 202 - Literature Survey

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of SPN 102 with C or better or equivalent. Reading strategies and a variety of short literary pieces, activities, and writings help develop the student's ability and background in Hispanic literature. Practice and expansion of grammar, and skills development. SPN 202 may be taken before or after SPN 201 or SPN 203.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    SPN 205 - Intermediate Spanish Studies

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of SPN 201 with C or better or equivalent. Intermediate-level work on various topics as specified in the course catalog. Topics may address concerns of contemporary society or be specific to professions or areas of study. Grammar and skill development are appropriate to the topic. Sample topics are Spanish for social services, for business, or for the medical professions.


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    SPN 207 - Intermediate Commercial Spanish

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of SPN 102 with C or better or equivalent or permission of instructor. Introduction to the world of business and technology in Spanish speaking countries. Socio-economic issues that affect business; everyday commercial activities, such as job interviews, on-the-job routines, banking. Continued development of language skills appropriate to the course topic and level.


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    SPN 240 - Field Study

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study abroad in a Western hemisphere Spanish-speaking country such as Mexico, under the auspices of CSU Spanish Section faculty. Program and course content vary annually. Consult an advisor in Spanish for current information. May be repeated for credit.


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    SPN 241 - Spanish Field Study

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study abroad in Spain under the auspices of CSU Spanish Section faculty. Program and course content vary annually. Consult an advisor in Spanish for current information. May be repeated for credit.


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    SPN 245 - Hispanic Resources Of Cleveland

    [3 credit(s)]
    Field experience with aspects of the Spanish-speaking community in the Cleveland area. Informal conversation practice.


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    SPN 292 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 201. Study of a particular topic in Spanish language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated with change of topic.


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    SPN 293 - Special Topics In Spanish

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of SPN 102 with C or better or permission of instructor. Intensive study of a particular topic in Spanish language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated for credit with change of topic. Some topics offered as Linguistic Studies courses.


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    SPN 296 - Independent Study In Spanish

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member (who will serve as the project advisor) and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving Spanish language or literature, such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of project will appear on the student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    SPN 300 - Practicum In Spanish

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval. Specially arranged projects or supervised experiences for non-native speakers in Spanish conducted in the university and in the community. Examples include special work in the Instructional Media Laboratory. Or participation in a Spanish-language play, and a study or service project involving fieldwork in one of the Spanish communities. Projects arranged between individual students and instructors; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript. Available on S/U basis only. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    SPN 302 - Advanced Spanish: Writing Skills Emphasis

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: SPN 301, or SPN 202 and either SPN 201 or 203 or the equivalent, and sophomore standing, or permission of the instructor. Advanced conversation and composition; improvement of all language skills and knowledge of grammar, with special emphasis on development of writing skills.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  <a href=#


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    SPN 315 - Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Two from SPN 201, SPN 202 and SPN 203, and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Introduction to the field of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, history of the language, and the status of Spanish in a global world. Required for majors and students seeking teaching licensure in Spanish. Linguistic Studies course.


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    SPN 340 - Field Study

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Study abroad in a Western hemisphere Spanish-speaking country such as Mexico, under the auspices of CSU Spanish Section faculty. Program and course content vary annually. Consult an advisor in Spanish for current information. May be repeated for credit.


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    SPN 341 - Spanish Field Study

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or at least sophomore standing. Study abroad in Spain under the auspices of CSU Spanish Section faculty. Program and course content vary annually. Consult an advisor in Spanish for current information. May be repeated for credit.


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    SPN 345 - Society and Culture of Spain

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Two from SPN 201, SPN 202, SPN 203 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Historical interpretation of Spain through the study of geography, religion, sociology, and the arts of the Iberian Peninsula.


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    SPN 346 - Latin American Society and Culture

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Two from SPN 201, SPN 202, SPN 203 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Introduction to the historical, political, sociological, cultural, and artistic development of Latin America.


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    SPN 392 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 301. Study of a particular topic in Spanish language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated with a change of topic.


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    SPN 393 - Special Topics In Spanish

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 301, must have at least sophomore standing. Intensive study of a particular topic in Spanish language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    SPN 396 - Independent In Spanish

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member (who will serve as the project advisor) and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving Spanish language or literature, such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of project will appear on the student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    SPN 400 - Practicum In Spanish

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, departmental approval, at least sophomore standing. Specially arranged projects or supervised experiences for non-native speakers in Spanish conducted in the university and in the community. Examples include special work in the Instructional Media Laboratory. Or participation in a Spanish-language play, and a study or service project involving fieldwork in one of the Spanish communities. Projects arranged between individual students and instructors; title of the project will appear on the student's transcript. Available on S/U basis only. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    SPN 416 - Studies In Spanish Linguistics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 315 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Analysis of aspects of Spanish grammar or usage from the perspective of modern linguistics. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.


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    SPN 417 - History Of Spanish

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 315 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Survey of the development of the Spanish language from Roman times to the present day.


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    SPN 440 - Field Study

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and sophomore standing. Study abroad in a Western hemisphere Spanish-speaking country such as Mexico, under the auspices of CSU Spanish Section faculty. Program and course content vary annually. Consult an advisor in Spanish for current information. May be repeated for credit.


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    SPN 441 - Spanish Field Study

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and sophomore standing. Study abroad in Spain under the auspices of CSU Spanish Section faculty. Program and course content vary annually. Consult an advisor in Spanish for current information. May be repeated for credit.


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    SPN 445 - Studies In Spanish Civilization

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 345 or SPN 346 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Study of the civilization or culture of a particular period or topic, such as "20th-Century Politics in Context," or "Civil War in Film and Art." Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.


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    SPN 446 - Studies In Spanish American Civilization

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 345 or SPN 346 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Study of the civilization or culture of a particular period or topic, such as "Colonial Culture," "Caudillismo," "Art in the Caribbean," or "Writers of Spanish America." Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.


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    SPN 483 - Studies In Spanish Literature

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 371 or SPN 372 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Study of a particular period, author, or theme, such as "The Picaresque Novel," "The Generation of 98," "Galdos," "Garc!a Lorca," "Dynamic Women in Drama." Topics to be announced in course schedules. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    SPN 484 - Studies In Spanish American Literature

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 371 or SPN 372 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Study of a particular period, author or theme, such as "Romanticism," "Modernism," "Dario," "Garc!a Marquez," "Magic Realism." Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    SPN 492 - Special Topics: Study Abroad

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 301 and one literature or civilization course. Study of a particular topic in Spanish language, literature, or civilization as part of the university's Study Abroad Program. May be repeated with change of topic.


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    SPN 493 - Special Topics In Spanish

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPN 301 and one literature or civilization course. Intensive study of a particular topic in Spanish language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated for credit with change of topic. Some topics offered as Linguistic Studies courses.


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    SPN 494 - Spanish Capstone

    [1 credit(s)]
    Co-requisite: Taken in combination with a 400 level Spanish course. Open to students who have completed a minimum of two courses in Spanish at the 400-level, or by permission of instructor. Course focuses on building analytical, research, oral communication, and writing skills in Spanish on topics related to the Spanish language and Hispanic literature and cultures. Topics vary. Satisfies the capstone requirement for Spanish majors and it is taken in combination with another 400 level course.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement. & nbsp Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    SPN 495 - Spanish Field Study Capstone

    [4 credit(s)]
    Open to students who have completed a minimum of three 300-level courses in Spanish and who are participating in one of the faculty-led summer study abroad programs. The course focuses on an individual research project completed under the supervision of the study abroad director. Topics require research and field work in the study abroad site, and the completion of the project develops analytic, research, writing, and oral communication skills in Spanish. Satisfies the capstone requirement for Spanish majors.


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    SPN 496 - Independent Study In Spanish

    [1-6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member (who will serve as the project advisor) and the department chairman. Student-initiated supervised projects involving Spanish language or literature, such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between individual students and instructor; title of project will appear on the student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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Special Education

  
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    ESE 341 - Mild/Moderate Rotation & Seminar 2: Assessment & Instruction

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course will introduce key elements of instructional planning and the manner in which assessment practices may be employed to support and enhance learning. The focus of this course is on the administration and interpretation of formal and informal assessment tools for students with mild/moderate disabilities and the utilization of Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support to ensure the academic and social success of public school students. The course emphasizes the direct link between assessment and the design of appropriate instruction and the dissemination of best practice approaches in the management of student behavior within applied educational settings including the utilization of Positive Behavior Support. It is intended that the participant in this course will not only develop an understanding of assessment and instructional practices employed in learning environments for students with mild/moderate disabilities, but also an appreciation for the diverse backgrounds and unique educational needs of this population. Accordingly, positive approaches that are proactive and individualized to meet specific needs will be presented along with information on creating and maintaining educational environments that are conducive to student success. The course assignments will require that the participants, individually and cooperatively, make decisions in selecting and administering assessments, collecting behavioral data as well as developing appropriate educational and behavioral plans based on assessment outcomes. Clinical experience is required. Students will spend 75 hours in field (school and non-school settings), 37.5 hours in classroom (primarily in field location) focusing on Assessment, Value Added concepts, Planning for Learning, Implementation of Teaching and Learning, Pedagogical Content, Classroom Management (Classroom Environment, Culturally Responsive Teaching). Essential content from rotation 1 (Context for Learning, Diversity) will be revisited and interns understanding and application of previously introduced content will be enhanced and deepened. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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    ESE 342 - Mild/Moderate Classroom Management & Behavior Intervention

    [3 credit(s)]
    Leadership in education requires skills for teaching all students in the classroom as well as teaching students in non-traditional learning environments. Successful teaching rests on a strong foundation and working knowledge of the basic principles of learning as well as fluency in applying a variety of data-driven, best practice approaches for increasing prosocial skills while decreasing aberrant behavior across the range of instructional environments. This course covers the utilization of Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support to ensure the academic and social success of school students.


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    ESE 351 - Mild/Moderate Rotation & Seminar 3: Students as Learners

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course will address the individualization, differentiation and personalization of learning. The focus of this course is on the development and utilization of appropriate assessment-based curriculum and instruction for individuals with mild/moderate educational needs. It is intended that the participants in this course will develop an understanding of the relationships among assessment issues, learning environments and instructional practices employed in learning environments for students with disabilities. Clinical experience is required. Specifically, students will spend 75 hours in field (school and non-school settings), 37.5 hours in the classroom (primarily in field location) focusing on classroom management, exceptionalities, Gifted Learners, and exceptionalities. Essential content from rotation 1 (Context for Learning, Diversity) and rotation 2 (Assessment, Value Added concepts, Planning for Learning, Implementation of Teaching and Learning, Pedagogical Content and Classroom Management will be revisited and interns understanding and application of previously introduced content will be enhanced and deepened. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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    ESE 352 - Educational Psychology for Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialists

    [3 credit(s)]
    An analysis of the nature of human learning and development and their relationship to the process of education and to instruction. Emphasis is on current theories and research relating to the contextual nature of human learning to instructional practice. Offered with Rotation III.


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    ESE 361 - Moderate/Intensive Rotation & Seminar 2: Assessment & Instruction

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course will introduce key elements of instructional planning and the manner in which assessment practices may be employed to support and enhance learning. Specifically, students will spend 75 hours in field (school and non-school settings), 37.5 hours in classroom (primarily in field location) focusing on Assessment, Value Added concepts, Planning for Learning, Implementation of Teaching and Learning, Pedagogical Content, Classroom Management (Classroom Environment, Culturally Responsive Teaching). Essential content from rotation 1 (Context for Learning, Diversity) will be revisited and interns understanding and application of previously introduced content will be enhanced and deepened. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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    ESE 362 - Moderate/Intensive Classroom Management & Behavior Intervention

    [3 credit(s)]
    Leadership in education requires skills for teaching all students in the classroom as well as teaching students in non-traditional learning environments. Successful teaching rests on a strong foundation and working knowledge of the basic principles of learning as well as fluency in applying a variety of data-driven, best practice approaches for increasing prosocial skills while decreasing aberrant behavior across the range of instructional environments. This course covers the utilization of Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support to ensure the academic and social success of school students.


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    ESE 371 - Moderate/Intensive Rotation & Seminar 3: Students as Learners

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course will address the individualization, differentiation and personalization of learning. Specifically, students will spend 75 hours in field (school and non-school settings), 37.5 hours in classroom (primarily in field location) focusing on classroom management, exceptionalities, Gifted Learners, and exceptionalities. Essential content from rotation 1 (Context for Learning, Diversity) and rotation 2 (Assessment, Value Added concepts, Planning for Learning, Implementation of Teaching and Learning, Pedagogical Content and Classroom Management will be revisited and interns understanding and application of previously introduced content will be enhanced and deepened. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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    ESE 372 - Educational Psychology for Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialists

    [3 credit(s)]
    An analysis of the nature of human learning and development and their relationship to the process of education and to instruction. Emphasis is on current theories and research relating to the contextual nature of human learning to instructional practice. Offered with Rotation III.


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    ESE 400 - Introduction to Special Education

    [3 credit(s)]


    Prerequisites or Corequisites: EDB 200, EDB 301 and EDB 302. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. An introduction to the profession of special education with information regarding the characteristics of persons with the various disabilities included in IDEA. Students learn historical and legal issues regarding special education; to identify, plan, and implement a variety of instructional strategies; and information on the concepts of Praxis II and to the profession. Required for Middle Childhood and Adolescent Young Adult Licensures.


    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ESE 402 - Introduction to Individuals With Mild & Moderate Disabilities

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: EDB 200, EDB 301, EDB 302, and ESE 400. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. History, theoretical foundations, and practices related to the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of individuals with mild/moderate disabilities. Includes presentations of diagnostic approaches and educational and social policies relative to these exceptionalities. Required for licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs.


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    ESE 403 - Introduction to Individuals with Moderate/Severe Educational Needs

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: EDB 200, EDB 301, EDB 302 and ESE 400; must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Examination of the learning and behavioral characteristics of individuals with moderate and severe disabilities from birth through adulthood; exploration of implications for a comprehensive service delivery system and trends in best practices, both current and historical. Required for licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Students with Moderate/Severe Educational Needs.


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    ESE 404 - Teaching Students of Varying Abilities

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites or Corequisites: EDB 200, EDB 301, and EDB 302 (except for Music Education students). Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Survey of educational issues related to serving individuals with disabilities as well as those considered to be gifted and talented. Includes an introduction to the characteristics, etiology, classification, incidence, and learning potential of students with special needs, as well as the legal aspects involved in teaching these students. Addresses methods for accommodating learners of varied ability within the regular classroom through alteration of the environment, curriculum, and instruction. Clinical experience is required. Specifically, students will spend 30 hours in field.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ESE 410 - Diagnostic Assessment&Multifactored Eval for Students w Mod. and Severe Dis

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESE 400; must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Students will acquire competencies associated with norm and criterion-referenced assessment and understand the conditions under which assessments should be planned and conducted. Students will gain competency with the interpretation and analysis of assessment information.


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    ESE 411 - Classroom Management & Intervention For Severe Behavior Problems

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESE 400; must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher and be declared college major or minor to be eligible for this course. Includes approaches to classroom management that foster productive social interactions and are most compatible with instructional goals. Also examines the characteristics and causes of various severe behavior problems and research-based techniques for intervention. Required for licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Students with Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Educational Needs.


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    ESE 412 - Collaboration & Partnership Among Parents & Professionals In Special Ed

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESE 400; must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher and be declared college major or minor to be eligible for this course. Highlights research and productive strategies for establishing successful collaborative relationships with parents of children with disabilities, paraprofessionals, and other professionals. Fosters sensitivity to the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse families. Emphasis on collaboration and partnerships with other professionals, paraprofessionals, and parents as team members designing, implementing, and evaluating appropriate educational experiences for persons with disabilities. Required for all Intervention Specialist licenses in special education. Recommended to be taken with Student Teaching in all Special Education Programs.


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    ESE 413 - Supporting Medical & Intensive Educational Needs

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESE 403; must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher and be declared college major or minor to be eligible for this course. Overview of medical disabilities and the educational implications for children with medical- and/or health-care needs. Analysis of strategies for cross-disciplinary assessment, planning, technology use, and program implementation, including such disciplines as physical, occupational, and speech therapy; psychology; and other health-related fields.


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    ESE 414 - Advanced Classroom Management and Behavior Intervention

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESE 400, 402, and 411 for undergraduates; ESE 501, ESE 502, or ESE 503, and 511 for graduates. Practitioners working in schools today must be knowledgeable and competent in varied approaches for the management of student behavior. The rationale for requiring Classroom and Behavior Management for Mild/ Moderate programs is based on the need for our students to be well equipped in classroom management and behavioral strategies. The Advanced Classroom and Behavior Management course will be an extension of Management and Intervention for Severe Behavior Problems. Prospective candidates will be required to apply knowledge and skills learned in the initial behavior course. In addition to classroom management and reviewing ABA, prospective teacher candidates will also learn about alternative behavior modification approaches that have been successfully used with students identified as having Mild to Moderate disabilities.


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    ESE 415 - Assessing Young Children

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Students seeking the Early Childhood Education License must complete ECE 300 and ECE 403 as prerequisites, and must be officially admitted into the Early Childhood program, to be eligible for this course; must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher. Provides a basic understanding of the components of developmental screening, child assessment, child identification, and program evaluation for children "at-risk" and those with disabilities from birth through age 8. Assessment and evaluation focus on child and family variables. Construction of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) are stressed.


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    ESE 416 - Life Skills & Career Planning In Special Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESE 402; must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher and declared college major or minor to be eligible for this course. Study of appropriate curriculum, instructional techniques, methods, and materials for the development of vocational, career, and functional living skills in students with mild/moderate disabilities. Addresses planning for the transition from secondary education to work, postsecondary education, and community involvement. Required for licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs.


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    ESE 419 - Life Skills Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESE 403. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Exploration of issues related to assessment, functional curriculum theory, Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, choice of teaching objectives, use of technology, and procedures for implementation of quality functional programs for individuals with mental retardation, multiple disabilities or emotional disturbance. Topics include task analysis, prompting procedures, classroom structure, and monitoring of ongoing progress. Required for licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Students with Moderate/Severe Educational Needs.


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    ESE 420 - Assmt., Curclm. & Instr. Acad. & Behv. Needs of Stud. w Mod/Sevr. Edu. Needs

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESE 403. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Exploration of issues related to assessment, curriculum theory, Individualized Education Program development, and academic and behavioral approaches for individuals with emotional disturbance or multiple disabilities. Emphasis on teaching academic skills, and social and emotional behaviors. Required for licensure as an Intervention Specialist for Students with Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs.


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    ESE 421 - Assessment for Instructional Needs

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESE 402. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. The focus of this course is the administration and interpretation of formal and informal assessment tools for students with mild/moderate disabilities. The course emphasizes the direct link between assessment and the design of appropriate instruction. Course assignments will require students to make decisions in selecting and administering assessments as well as developing appropriate educational plans for children with disabilities based on assessment outcomes. Clinical or field experience required.


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    ESE 422 - Assessment-based Curriculum and Instruction for Students w Mild/Mod Dis

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ESE 402, and ESE 421. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. The focus of this course is on the development and utilization of appropriate assessment-based curriculum and instruction for individuals with mild/moderate educational needs. Participants in this course will develop an understanding of the relationships among assessment issues, learning environments and instructional practices employed in learning environments for students with disabilities. Clinical or field experience required.


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    ESE 423 - Introduction to Individuals with Autism

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESE 400. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Exploration of characteristics of individuals (birth through adulthood) with autism, along with their varying needs for intervention and educational services. Examination of historical and current issues and trends related to the treatment of autism.


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    ESE 424 - Curriculum and Instruction for Young Children with Autism

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESE 423 and ESE 411. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Examination of developmentally and individually appropriate approaches to early intervention as well as preschool and the primary grades for young children with autism. The course content includes general and individualized (e.g., IFSP and IEP) curricular issues, intervention strategies, and instructional approaches.


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    ESE 425 - Curriculum and Instruction for School-Age Children and Adolescents with Autism

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ESE 423 and ESE 411. Study of appropriate curriculum, instructional techniques, methods, and materials for the development of academic, vocational, and functional living skills in school-age children and adolescents with autism. Addresses planning for the transition from secondary education to work, postsecondary education, and community involvement.


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    ESE 441 - Mild/Moderate Internship 1: Professionalism & Practice

    [9 credit(s)]
    In general clinical settings, students are able to practice appropriate examination, evaluation, and intervention, technical, and communicative skills. Safe, ethical, and legal educational practice occurs under the supervision of clinical instructor(s). The Internship prepares the interns for the practice of teaching, by stressing practical applications of theory and research to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. In Internship I, interns explore the various roles of the teacher and begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working school classroom under the direction of a mentor teacher and a faculty instructor or a university supervisor. These courses provide structure to application of academic content to relevant clinical practice situations. Students will spend 180 hours in the field (School and non-school settings), 30 hours in the classroom and 15 hours of seminar in Internship I. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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    ESE 451 - Mild/Moderate Internship 2: Teachers as Leaders

    [12 credit(s)]
    In general clinical settings, students are able to practice appropriate examination, evaluation, and intervention, technical, and communicative skills. Safe, ethical, and legal educational practice occurs under the supervision of clinical instructor(s). Internship II is a structured clinical experience stressing the planning, implementation and evaluation of instructional experiences. Interns spend five full days a week in a school observing and teaching under the direction of a mentor teacher and a university instructor or supervisor. Interns will take on full classroom responsibilities. Internship II student teaching experience is viewed as a critical professional step as individuals mature into the role of independent classroom teacher. The experience is designed to be consequential, formidable, demanding, and satisfying. Students will spend 405 hours in the field (School and non-school settings), 22.5 hours in the classroom and 15 hours of seminar in Internship II. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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    ESE 461 - Moderate/Intensive Internship 1: Professionalism & Practice

    [9 credit(s)]
    In general clinical settings, students are able to practice appropriate examination, evaluation, and intervention, technical, and communicative skills. Safe, ethical, and legal educational practice occurs under the supervision of clinical instructor(s). The Internship prepares the interns for the practice of teaching, by stressing practical applications of theory and research to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. In Internship I, interns explore the various roles of the teacher and begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working school classroom under the direction of a mentor teacher and a faculty instructor or a university supervisor. These courses provide structure to application of academic content to relevant clinical practice situations. Students will spend 180 hours in the field (School and non-school settings), 30 hours in the classroom and 15 hours of seminar in Internship I. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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    ESE 471 - Moderate/Intensive Internship 2: Teachers as Leaders

    [12 credit(s)]
    In general clinical settings, students are able to practice appropriate examination, evaluation, and intervention, technical, and communicative skills. Safe, ethical, and legal educational practice occurs under the supervision of clinical instructor(s). Internship II is a structured clinical experience stressing the planning, implementation and evaluation of instructional experiences. Interns spend five full days a week in a school observing and teaching under the direction of a mentor teacher and a university instructor or supervisor. Interns will take on full classroom responsibilities. Internship II student teaching experience is viewed as a critical professional step as individuals mature into the role of independent classroom teacher. The experience is designed to be consequential, formidable, demanding, and satisfying. Students will spend 405 hours in the field (School and non-school settings), 22.5 hours in the classroom and 15 hours of seminar in Internship II. All students enrolled in this class must have a valid and unexpired Clearance Report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on file with the college advising office.


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Specialized Instructional

  
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    EDL 300 - Phonics Assessment & Instruction

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: EDC 300. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, EDB 302. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Focuses on the nature and role of word recognition in proficient reading and spelling. Provides the background necessary for teaching and assessing phonics, phonemic awareness, and word recognition.


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    EDL 301 - Beginning & Intermediate Reading Instruction And Assessment

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, EDB 302. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Permission of instructor. Survey of methods and materials used to teach reading in elementary-, middle-, and junior-high school settings. Includes overview of the reading process, introduction to diagnostic measures for assessing reading development, techniques for remediating reading difficulties, and critical examination of related theory and research.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    EDL 305 - Content Area Literacy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, EDB 302, (except Music Education students). Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Critique and analysis of current theory, research, and practice as it relates to content-area reading instruction. Particular attention is given to the development of comprehension, metacognitive awareness, and effective study strategies. Also stressed are internal and external textbook-thinking skills, the integrated use of reading and writing, and materials and methods to promote lifelong learning. Other topics considered include media literacy, inquiry learning, authentic assessment, action research, and diversity issues. Required for reading endorsement.


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    EDL 311 - Emergent Literacy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: EDL 301 and a minimum GPA of 2.50.; students seeking the Early Childhood Education License must complete ECE 300 as a prerequisite and must be officially admitted into the Early Childhood program to be eligible for this course. Examines theory, research, and practice as it pertains to the processes by which young children learn to read and write in day care, preschool, and primary classrooms. Consideration of language, literacy, and concept development, with emphasis on factors that influence children's growth in these areas. Addresses the relationships between thought and language, as well as integrative methods for language-arts instruction and assessment that build on these relationships and contribute to the acquisition of literacy during early childhood.


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    EDL 312 - Literature-Based Reading Methods for Children

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, EDB 302, and EDC 300. Permission of the instructor. Must be declared college major or minor and have GPA of 2.5 or above. Focuses on techniques for using classic, contemporary, and multiethnic children's literature of all genres to support reading acquisition and instruction in preschool and the primary grades, with particular attention given to teaching methods using literature. Other topics for discussion include the evaluation and selection of appropriate trade and picture books for classroom use, the application of children's literature to content area instruction, and the role of children's literature in family literacy and recreational reading program.

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    EDL 313 - Literature-Based Reading Methods for Adolescents

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, EDB 302, EDC 300. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Focuses on techniques for using classic, contemporary, and multiethnic literature of all genres to support reading instruction in grades 4 through 12. Emphasizes the developmental nature of reading preferences and comprehension, the application of reader-response theory to the selection and design of teaching strategies and materials, the potential use of literature across the curriculum, and criteria for selecting and evaluating trade books for young adults.


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    EDL 406 - Second Language Learning and Pedagogy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. The first of a two-course sequence in ESL/EFL pedagogy, this course covers theories of second-language acquisition, competing methods for teaching English to speakers of other languages, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and issues involving language learning in multicultural settings. Required for TESOL endorsement.


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    EDL 407 - TESOL Methods

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. The second of a two-course sequence in ESL/EFL pedagogy, this course provides critical exploration and analysis of current approaches for teaching English to speakers of other languages with particular emphasis given to the development of communicative competence. Consideration of the role of assessment in instructional design, student placement, and advancement, as well as related legal issues. Required for TESOL endorsement.


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    EDL 408 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Designed for practicing and prospective teachers, this course provides an introduction to linguistic theory as it relates to the language development of native and non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is given on the practical application of linguistic knowledge in phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, and semantics to classroom practice. Required for TESOL endorsement.


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    EDL 409 - Assessment and Evaluation in the ESL/Bilingual Classroom

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. This course will explore the notion of second language proficiency and help students develop an understanding of how they can assess or evaluate LEP (limited English proficiency) students' progress in the development of proficiency. Addresses topics of formal and informal methods of assessing language proficiency, test preparation, and interpretation of test results. Students will have a chance to practice creating authentic assessment tasks. Required for TESOL Endorsement.


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    EDL 410 - Pedagogical Grammar

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. This course provides foundational knowledge of the history and structure of the English language and explores a variety of approaches to teaching grammar in the ESL/EFL classroom. Reviews the historical development of English and explains many of the irregular aspects of the language. The major focus of the course is on the grammatical structures of English and their functions in communication. An experiential, discussion-based course appropriate for all students interested in improving their knowledge about teaching English grammar. Required for TESOL endorsement.


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    EDL 415 - Foundations and Issues in Bilingual Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: EDL 406. Must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Designed to equip bilingual teachers with the knowledge and philosophy to work in the education of language minority students in the context of bilingual programs. We will explore the historical, political and legal foundations of the psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic principles upon which each is based. Candidates will also examine the pedagogical, socio-cultural and linguistic issues that make bilingual education controversial and define a professional philosophy of bilingual teaching.


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    EDL 416 - Methods and Teaching Content Areas in a Bilingual Setting

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: EDL 406 and must be admitted to the college as a declared major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible for this course. Explores the current legal, socio-cultural and educational context for teaching English Language Learners (ELL) in K-12 schools. Examines the psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic principles upon which modern methods of second language (L2) teaching are based. Students examine, analyze, practice and apply multiple strategies for teaching subject matter content and addressing content standards within a framework for determining the effectiveness and appropriate uses for strategies. The course content is learned through the kinds of experiential, participatory and process-oriented strategies that are used in successful bilingual/English language development classrooms and that build reflective practices and shared decision-making in programs designed for ELL. The course is taught in Spanish; writing assignments are to be submitted in Spanish.


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Specialized Study & Field Exp

  
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    EST 370 - Practicum in Early Childhood Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application to the Office of Field Services is required; course prerequisites are listed on application. All Foundations and Curriculum and Methods courses, EDL 300, EDL 301, ESE 415, 5-6 remaining Literacy or Special Methods, 2.50 GPA, 2.75 Professional GPA. Requires four half-days per week for one semester, typically in a preschool setting observing and teaching under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor; includes seminar. Practicum or student teaching (EST 480) placement must be in an urban setting. Both may be. Placement may be made in a setting that provides for the inclusion of children with special needs. Required for early childhood teaching license.


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    EST 371 - Practicum in Middle Childhood Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application to the Office of Field Services is required; course prerequisites are listed on application; must be taken concurrently with methods courses as specified by program. Structured field experience designed to accompany specific methods courses and to prepare Middle-Childhood-Education majors for student teaching; stresses practical application of methods and theory with emphasis on the various roles of a teacher. Students begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working four half-days per week in an upper elementary, middle-, or junior-high school classroom under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor; includes seminar. Required for middle childhood teaching license.


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