Education

ED 206 Introduction to Education 3 SH
Introduction to the basic foundations of the WestConn educational tradition with specific emphasis on the American pattern. An examination of teaching as a career, the legal and organizational frameworks, international education, cultural diversity and mainstreaming will be conducted. Completion of fifteen hours of required classroom exposure throughout the semester is designed to combine theory with educational practices. Prerequisite: education major or department approval.

ED 298 Faculty Developed Study 1-4 SH

ED 299 Student Developed Study 1-6 SH

ED 335 Teaching Strategies For Secondary Schools (Grades 7-12) 4 SH
Students will be introduced to those methods and materials needed for effective teaching in the secondary school; analysis of research and current learning theory along with a required observation/ participation component (of 30 hours) in a secondary school. The course will focus on a specific discipline and area of certification depending on the student's major. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program. Fall semester.

ED 340 Assessment of Teaching Strategies (Grades K-12) 1 SH
Designed to assist teacher education candidates prepare for the Beginning Educator Support and Training (B.E.S.T.) assessment standards. The Connecticut Competency Instrument (CCI) will be explained and related to the ongoing student teaching experience. Co-requisite: student teaching. Prerequisite: admission to the professional program.

ED 341 Student Teaching - Elementary Majors (Grades K-6) 12 SH
This course provides experience in planning and conducting the activities of a full day in an elementary school under the guidance of a trained cooperating teacher. Full time for one semester, including monthly seminars. Prerequisite: approval of department chair. Students are urged not to be employed during the student teaching program. Every semester.

ED 342 Student Teaching - Secondary Majors (Grades 7-12) 12 SH
This course provides experience in planning and conducting a full teaching day (5 teaching periods) in a secondary school under the guidance of a trained cooperating teacher. Full time for one semester including monthly seminars. Prerequisite: approval of department chair. Students are urged not to be employed during the student teaching program. Spring semester.

ED 351 Curriculum Strategies - Elementary Majors (Grades 1-6) 3 SH
Emphasis is placed on instructional strategies and curricula materials used in elementary schools. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program. Every semester.

ED 360 Teaching Reading (Grades 1-6) 3 SH
This course is designed to develop understanding of the hierarchically structured reading skills sequence, and to provide and demonstrate teaching strategies that will prepare students for teaching reading. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program. Every semester.

ED 400 Educational Technology (Grades 1-12) 3 SH
Applies the basic concepts of instructional technology in education. Emphasis will be given to sources, selection, preparation, utilization and evaluation of multi-media for instruction and learning. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program. Every semester.

ED 440 Integrating Language 3 SH
A literature-based approach to the teaching of language arts across the grades 1-12 curriculum, including an understanding of literary values, elements and genres. Classics and content-area texts will be used to enhance listening, writing, spelling, drama and debate. The study of linguistic variations will provide methods for meeting the needs of special as well as culturally diverse students. Prerequisite: admission to professional semester. Every semester.

Educational Psychology

EPY 203 Child Development in School 3 SH
Major theories and research about child development in school settings are emphasized. Other topics include the interrelationship of heredity and environment; cognitive and socialization processes; learning and teaching styles; conflict resolution; and family, peer and media influences on growth in a culturally diverse society. Completion of fifteen hours of required classroom exposure throughout the semester is designed to combine theory with educational practices. Prerequisite: education major or department approval.

EPY 204 Adolescent Development in School 3 SH
Major theories and research about adolescent development in school settings are emphasized. Other topics include the effects of heredity and environment; socialization processes; measurement and assessment of intelligence; learning styles; conflict resolution; exceptionality; and family, peer, school and media influences on growth in a culturally diverse society. Completion of fifteen hours of required classroom exposure throughout the semester is designed to combine theory with educational practices. Prerequisite: education major or department approval.

EPY 405 Introduction to Special Education 3 SH
An introductory course to the field of special education. A survey of the various syndromes associated with special needs populations. Various intervention methods and techniques are introduced for each of the special learners. Prerequisite: EPY 200 or PSY 210 and 211.


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