2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

EDSP-4900 12 hours Student Teaching and Seminar: Special Education A teaching experience for special education only majors with students who have mild–moderate special educational needs under the supervision of the cooperating teacher and the University supervisor. Seminars encourage reflection on the teaching experience as well as discussion of issues of importance to educators. This course requires a current Ohio BCI and FBI Background Clearance Report to be on file with the School of Education for the duration of the field experience. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Primary (P–5) Methods II and Special Education blocks. (Fee: $400) Education (EDUC) EDUC-1000 The Education Profession–Fa,Sp 2 hours An introduction to the social and historical context of the teaching profession, current issues, and requirements for teacher licensure. Focus is on 1) Historical context for American education; 2) Cultural diversity overview; 3) Twenty-first century skills; 4) Stages of teacher preparation and development including dispositional requirements; 5) School and curricular models; 6) Foundations of classroom practice; 7) Laws and ethics. Fifteen (15) hours bulit-in field experience required. Prerequisite: Declared major in an Ohio licensure-seeking program.(Fee: $159) EDUC-1050 0 hours Preliminary Student Involvement–Fa, Sp, Su Teacher candidates arrange a field experience for five consecutive full days in a public or private P-12 school setting where they observe and participate in classroom activities. A follow-up report is required. Prerequisite: EDUC-1000 The Education Profession or permission of instructor. EDUC-1800 Principles of Mathematics I–Fa, Sp 3 hours The course develops basic proficiencies needed for teaching Ohio’s Competency Based Comprehensive Programs for mathematics (NCTM Standards). This course may be waived with an ACT Math subscore of 23 or higher or SAT Quantitative subscore of 570 or higher. Prerequisite: Proficiency in mathematics. EDUC-2050 Teaching Diverse Learners–Fa, Sp 2 hours A survey of issues and strategies needed to teach diverse students. The course seeks to develop cultural competencies that accompany various aspects of multicultural education related to racial, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity. Strategies for the practice of culturally responsive teaching will be introduced. As a course assignment, students will log at least 15 hours of interaction with diverse students and complete a reflective journal. EDUC-2100 e-Learning for Educators–Fa, Sp 3 hours Teacher candidates learn to use a wide range of new and emerging electronic learning technologies (e-Learning) for developing and enhancing student-centered classroom and online/ distance instruction. The course requires the completion of various projects and assignments that demonstrate their proficiency in addressing the multifaceted demands on a 21st century K–12 educator in an increasingly global, changing, and complex world through blended and online/distance learning contexts. (Fee: $25) EDUC-2300 Assessment and Differentiation–Fa, Sp 2 hours A study of assessment and differentiated instruction concepts and procedures in a K–12 school setting including the Ohio Model of Value Added Assessment. Prerequisites or Corequisite: EDSP2100 Exceptionalities and Behavior, or enrollment in the Bible teacher education minor. EDUC-2400 Children’s Literature–Fa, Sp 3 hours A survey of the early history, major types, and modern trends of literature for children in preschool through grade 5. The social and personal value of literature is studied along with methods for using trade books for reading instruction. Prerequisite: EDUC-1000 The Education Profession. EDUC-2500 Educational Psychology–Fa, Sp 3 hours An introduction to the principles of child and adolescent development, learning theories, and the principles and processes that affect teaching and learning. The course focuses on learning theory and the skills necessary to create and maintain an optimal learning environment in a diversity of settings. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDUC-1000 The Education Profession; or with permission of instructor. EDUC-2600 Topics in Children’s Literature–Su 3 hours An overview of current topics and trends in children’s literature. May be credited toward the reading/language arts middle school concentration. Offered during Summer School Session III and intermittently by arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: EDUC2400 Children’s Literature or permission of the dean. EDUC-2800 Principles of Mathematics II–Fa, Sp 3 hours A course is based on an NCTM standards-based framework and develops mathematical content proficiency required for teaching mathematics in grades PK–9. In addition, it develops new mathematical topics that are connected to real-world situations and other disciplines. Prerequisite: EDUC-1800 Principles of Mathematics I (or an ACT Math subscore of 23 or higher or SAT Quantitative subscore of 570 or higher). EDUC-3100 3 hours Philosophical Foundations of Education–Fa, Sp A study of the institutional development of schooling in the United States. Examines the biblical foundations for education and engages in a critical analysis of foundational educational philosophies and their impact on Christian approaches to education. Examines current and historical philosophical, social, and economic issues and how these affect the principles and practices of American schooling. Prerequisite: ENG-1400 Composition. EDUC-3200 1 hour Faith and Learning Alignment (4–12)–Fa, Sp An introduction into the principles and practices of biblical integration for the middle and secondary school setting. Course examines the theological and theoretical foundations of biblical integration and prepares the teacher candidate to align curriculum and instructional techniques to their teaching/licensure area. Crosslisted with EDEC-3200 Faith and Learning Alignment (P–5). Prerequisite: EDUC-3100 Philosophical Foundations of Education. Corequisite: Enrollment in appropriate methods of teaching course for licensure area. EDUC-3570 Supervised Field Experience 1–3 hours A 30–90 clock hour supervised placement in an early, middle, and/or adolescent/young adult classroom. Designed to give a transfer teacher candidate, an early childhood education candidate seeking a Reading Endorsement, or a teacher candidate repeating other field experiences the necessary P-12 supervised experience needed to meet program requirements. (Fee: $30) EDUC-3620 3 hours Intensive Multisensory Literacy Instruction I–Fa This course is an introduction to the basic understandings of reading difficulties and dyslexia and provides an approach to the remediation of reading difficulties using an intensive multisensory method inspired by Orton and Gillingham. (Fee:$75) 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 247 Course Descriptions EDSP-4900 – EDUC-3620