Education Courses

Education

EDU 1120 Introduction to TeachingCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ENGL 0892, READ 0892   Co-Req: None
In this course attention will be given to the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations underlying the American educational institution. The role of schools and the role of local, state, and federal agencies will be emphasized. Experience will be gained in the development and use of instructional applications in technology including computers, ipads, and educational software. A 10-hour field experience is required in a classroom setting.

EDU 201 Foundations of EducationCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
In this course attention will be given to the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations underlying the development of American educational institutions. The role of the schools, the aims of education, and the role of state, local, and federal agencies will be emphasized. Some field experience will be required.

EDU 202 Field Experience in TeachingCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: EDU 201 or permission of instructor   Co-Req: None
Field experience in which students observe teachers and students in action. Students will perform tasks related to teacher roles. Types of observation will be tailored to individual student needs (early childhood, elementary, junior high, or high school).

EDU 2060 Develop of Exceptional ChildCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ECED 2020.   Co-Req: None.
A study of the practices that childhood professionals can apply to develop a more inclusive and accessible environment for all children ages birth through eight. Provides students with skills to include children of all abilities through appropriate arrangement of the environment. Includes strategies for developing strong relationships with families and other community agencies. Field experience is required.

EDU 2100 Intro to Special EducationCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ENGL 0892, READ 0892   Co-Req: None
This course is designed to introduce teachers to the historical, legal, and pedagogical aspects of teaching individuals with special needs and gifted. This course covers children beginning pre-school age until early adulthood. The student will be introduced to Individual Education Plans (IEP) and diagnostics assessments. Field experience is required.

EDU 221 Human Growth and Dev ICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
This course is a scientific study of quantitative and qualitative ways in which people change over time. Theory, research and application of human development and learning processed will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on development from conception through middle childhood. A special emphasis will be placed on the theories of Erikson, Piaget, and Kohlberg. A child observation project is required.

EDU 222 Human Growth and Dev IICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
This course is a scientific study of quantitative and qualitative ways in which people change over time. Theory, research and application of human development and learning processed will be studied. The primary emphasis will be on the individual?s growth and development during adolescence and through the adult years. An adolescent observation project will be required. EDU 222 may be taken before EDU 221.

EDU 2230 Human Growth and DevelopmentCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ENGL 0892, READ 0892   Co-Req: None
A study of quantitative and qualitative ways people change through infancy to adolescence. Theory, research, and application of human development and learning processes will be studied. A special emphasis will be placed on the theories of Erikson, Piaget, and Kohlberg. Both a child observation and an adolescent observation are required.

Early Childhood Education

ECED 1010 Intro Early Childhood EducatioCredit Hrs: 2
Pre-Req: None.   Co-Req: None.
An introduction to the early childhood profession including an emphasis on professionalism and developmentally appropriate practice. Includes an overview of history of early education, theoretical program models, different types of early childhood programs, community resources, professional organizations, and contemporary trends and issues in programs for children ages birth to eight. Field experiences required.

ECED 1310 Intro Early Childhood EducatioCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None.   Co-Req: None.
An introduction to the early childhood profession including an emphasis on professionalism and developmentally appropriate practice. Includes an overview of history of early education, theoretical program models, different types of early childhood programs, community resources, professional organizations, and contemporary trends and issues in programs for children ages birth to eight. Field experiences required.

ECED 2010 Safe Healthy Learn EnvironmentCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A study of the basic principles and practices of safety, health, and nutrition as they relate to the early childhood setting, home, and community for children ages birth through eight. Includes a study of principles of creating appropriate learning environments for young children. Field experiences required.

ECED 2015 Early Childhood CurriculumCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None.   Co-Req: None .
A study of developmentally appropriate practices and the teacher?s role in supporting development of young children ages birth through eight. Emphasizes curriculum planning including goals, environment, roles of teachers and parents, materials, and settings. Field experiences required.

ECED 2020 Infant Toddler Child DevCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
An overview of the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of young children and their application to the care, guidance, and development for the child, ages birth through eight. Laboratory observation and interaction.

ECED 2030 Infant and Toddler CareCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A study on the care and education of infants and toddlers, birth to age three in group settings (i.e. child care centers, family child care homes, Early Head Start). Topics include rationales and strategies for supporting the whole child including cognitive, language, social-emotional, and physical development in a safe, responsive environment. Emphasizes relation-based care and education with special attention to the unique environmental aspects of programs for the child under three.

ECED 2040 Family Dynamics and CommunityCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None.   Co-Req: None.
An overview of the role of the family, community and the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of the child in a diverse society. Includes benefits of and strategies for developing positive, reciprocal relationships with families in an early childhood setting ages birth through eight. Field experience is required.

ECED 2050 Psychomotor DevelopmentCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
This course discusses the major theories of psychomotor development and the application to the development of the young child ages birth to nine. Particular emphasis is placed on the positive development of motor skills. Field experiences required.

ECED 2060 Develop of Exceptional ChildCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A study of the practices that childhood professionals can apply to develop a more inclusive and accessible environment for all children ages birth through eight. Provides students with skills to include children of all abilities through appropriate arrangement of the environment. Includes strategies for developing strong relationships with families and other community agencies. Field experience is required.

ECED 2070 Developmental AssessmentCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A study of assessment for children from birth through eight. Both formal and informal instruments will be discussed with an emphasis on tools that can be used by teachers of young children. Considerations in choosing, administering, and reporting results of assessments will also be addressed. Field experiences required.

ECED 2080 Language Literacy Early ChildCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A study of the research-based principles and practices for providing young children aged birth through eight, with a strong foundation in language and literacy within a developmentally appropriate approach. Field experience required.

ECED 2085 Math Science in Early ChildCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A study of the standards, principles, and practices in teaching mathematics and science to young children ages birth through eight. Emphasis will be placed on developing an integrated math and science curriculum that includes appropriate content, processes, environment and materials, and child-centered choices. Field experiences required.

ECED 2090 Creative DevelopmentCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A study of the strategies for promoting creative development of the child ages birth through eight. Topics include the concept of creativity: what it is, why it is important, and how the development of creativity in young children can be encouraged. Emphasizes the development of creativity in relation to art, music, language, movement, and dramatic arts. Field experiences required.

ECED 2100 Mentoring TeacherCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: Department approval   Co-Req: None
A study of the philosophy, principles, and methods of mentoring adults who have varying levels of training. Emphasis will be on the role of mentors as facilitators of adult learning while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and other staff.

ECED 2120 Admin of Child Care CenterCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A study of organization and administration practices applicable to the child care center. Topics of special consideration will include leadership, enrollment and public relations, staff management, financial management, facilities, regulations, parent relations, and program development. Field experiences required.

ECED 2130 Initial PracticumCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None.   Co-Req: None.
Supervised practicum with a minimum of 30 clock hours in seminar and 45 clock hours in early childhood practical experiences. Course includes a study of the physical and human qualities that combine to create an environment that is safe and healthy, and promotes optimum learning for young children ages birth through eight.

ECED 2160 Final PracticumCredit Hrs: 3
Pre Req: ECED 2130   Co Req: None
Supervised clinical experience with a minimum of 15 clock hours in seminar and 90 clock hours in a Clinical Site approved by the Department (accredited agency, 3-star or Dept. approved site). Up to 45 hours may be completed in the student's employment site with departmental approval. Focuses on the student's demonstration of competencies that produce positive developmental outcomes for young children ages birth through eight.

ECED 2315 Early Childhood CurriculumCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None.   Co-Req: None .
A study of developmentally appropriate practices and the teacher?s role in supporting development of young children ages birth through eight. Emphasizes curriculum planning including goals, environment, roles of teachers and parents, materials, and settings. Field experiences required.

ECED 2360 Develop of Exceptional ChildCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A study of the practices that childhood professionals can apply to develop a more inclusive and accessible environment for all children ages birth through eight. Provides students with skills to include children of all abilities through appropriate arrangement of the environment. Includes strategies for developing strong relationships with families and other community agencies. Field experience is required.

Physical Education

PHED 1020 Self Defense ICredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
This course will introduce students to self defense skills. Emphasis will be placed on the physical and mental skills necessary to protect oneself in certain attack situations. Stand-up and ground defense will be explored.

PHED 1030 Basketball and VolleyballCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
This course is designed to teach the fundamentals and rules of basketball and volleyball.

PHED 1040 Badminton and TennisCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
This is a physical education activity course designed to give students knowledge of the game of tennis and badminton through classroom lectures, discussions, films, and activities. The student will learn the history, background, techniques, fundamentals, playing strategies, and rules of both games.

PHED 1070 Beginning GolfCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
This course is designed for beginners. A short historical background will be presented leading into an exposure to the fundamentals of the game.

PHED 1080 Physical Fit Weight Training ICredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
An activity class of instruction and participation in exercises utilizing calisthenics and weights. The value of exercise and the importance of safety will be stressed.

PHED 1120 Self Defense IICredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
This course will introduce students to self defense. Emphasis will be placed on the physical and mental skills necessary to protect oneself in certain attack situations. Stand-up, ground, and weapons defense will be explored.

PHED 1170 Intermediate GolfCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: PHED 1070   Co-Req: None
Intermediate Golf is a course that continues to emphasize the fundamentals that were stressed in Beginning Golf (PHED 1070). In addition, fundamentals that require a higher level of skill and knowledge than that of the prerequisite course will be presented.

PHED 1180 Physical Fit Weight Train IICredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: PHED 1080   Co-Req: None
An activity class consisting primarily of calisthenics and weight training designed to impact knowledge, develop skills, and create a positive attitude towards a lifetime of movement activity.

PHED 1280 Walking and FitnessCredit Hrs: 1-2
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A course designed for students wanting to begin and maintain physical fitness through the aerobic exercise of walking.

PHED 1285 Physical Fitness TrainingCredit Hrs: 2
Pre-Req: ROTC Membership   Co-Req: None
This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to participate in a structured physical fitness routine. Components include flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and cardiovascular training. This will provide exposure to Army ROTC procedures and opportunities. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to participate because of their eligibility as it relates to possible ROTC financial benefits.

PHED 1380 Wellness and FitnessCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A course designed to introduce theories and practical experiences in the principles of wellness. Emphasis on physical fitness, fitness assessment, stress management, weight control and proper diet. Physical activity required.

PHED 2010 First Aid and SafetyCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A course emphasizing the study, practice, and application of the standard and accepted principles of first aid and safety. Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is awarded to those who qualify.

PHED 2020 Personal HealthCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A course stressing the values of desirable health practices as related to the functions of body use and care. Emphasis is placed on communicable diseases, family living, and individual responsibilities.

PHED 2030 Community HealthCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
A course stressing the values of desirable health practices as related to the health of the family and the community.

PHED 2040 Intro to Physical EducationCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
Historical and philosophical survey of physical education and its place in the general framework of education, and a study of the basic principles underlying the modern physical education program.

PHED 2050 Health and WellnessCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
Health and Wellness promotes individual responsibility for well being, local and natural health concerns, personal health risk factors, lifestyle behaviors, cultural and societal influences and preventive health measures.