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Elementary Education: Course Descriptions

Education

ED 250 Foundations of Education 2 cr. Study of the historical, philosophical, and sociological concepts that have impacted the development of American public schools. Includes an orientation to the teaching profession and a field experience.

ED 250H Foundations of Education 2 cr. Study of the historical, philosophical and sociological concepts that have impacted the development of American public schools. Includes an orientation to the teaching professional and a field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.

ED 260 Educational Psychology 2 cr. Emphasizes learning theory, effective teaching, classroom management and child development as applied to educational settings.

ED 260H Educational Psychology 2 cr. Emphasizes learning theory, effective teaching classroom management, and child development as applied to educational settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.

ED 320 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment 3 cr. The development of curriculum for the public schools and strategies for the planning, delivery and assessment of instruction. Prerequisite(s): ED 250 and 260.

ED 350 Middle School Philosophy and Curriculum 3 cr. Acquaints students with the philosophy of middle school education and current practices in middle school curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Prerequisite(s): ED 320.

ELED 352 Foundations of Reading 3 cr. Principles, techniques, and approaches for implementing a developmental reading program in the elementary school. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320.

ELED 370 Handwriting Instruction 1 cr. Introduction to handwriting systems and instructional methodology. Elective. Grading Basis: S/U. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore, junior or senior status.

ED 380 Technology in Teaching 2 cr. Strategies for the instructional uses of technology including multimedia presentation, e-mail, internet, spreadsheets, data bases, and emerging technologies. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320 or CD majors.

ED 402 Reading in the Content Area 3 cr. The study of teaching reading at elementary, middle school, and high levels; ways of responding to literature and other written materials, content area reading for different purposes, application of strategies and study skills, and use of a variety of performance assessments. Prerequisite: ED 320.

ELED 421 Elementary Mathematics Methods 3 cr. Practicum in teaching mathematics to children in cooperative learning groups through the use of manipulative materials, symbolic representations, and problem solving approaches. Observation and participation in a planned teaching experience in a school setting will illustrate and support the learning processes. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education, ED 320, Math 277 and 377. Corequisites: ELED 422, 423, 424, SCI 426. Course restricted to Elementary Education majors.

ELED 422 Elementary Language Arts Methods 3 cr. Encompasses curriculum, theory, and methodology in language arts. Observation and participation in a planned teaching experience in a school setting will illustrate and support the learning processes. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320, ELED 352. Corequisite: ELED 421, 423, 424, SCI 426. Course restricted to Elementary Education majors.

ELED 423 Elementary Reading Methods 3 cr. Principles, techniques, approaches and materials for teaching reading in grades K through 8. Observation and participation in a planned teaching experience in a school setting will illustrate and support the learning processes. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320, ELED 352. Corequisite: ELED 421, 422, 424, SCI 426. Course restricted to Elementary Education majors.

ELED 424 Elementary Social Studies Methods 3 cr. Curriculum, theory, and methodology in the teaching of social studies. Observation and participation in a planned teaching experience in a school setting will illustrate and support the learning process. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320. Corequisite: ELED 421, 422, 423, SCI 426. Course restricted to Elementary Education majors.

ED 440 Remedial Reading 3 cr. Diagnosis and treatment of children with reading difficulties. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 352.

ED 441 Clinical Practice in Remedial Reading 3 cr. Supervised practice in a clinical remedial reading situation. Pre-requisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 352, 440.

ED 451 Middle School Teaching Strategies 3 cr. Designed to develop the skills and teaching strategies to implement a middle school program. Stresses teaming, thematic curriculum development, advising, and working with parents. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320.

ED 460 Managing the Learning Environment 2 cr. Strategies for successfully creating a positive learning environment in the classroom; strategies for dealing with the disruptive student, strategies for creating positive parental involvement in student learning. Prerequisite(s): ED 320 and admission to Teacher Education.

ED 460H Managing the Learning Environment 2 cr. Strategies for successfully creating a positive learning environment, strategies for dealing with the disruptive student and strategies for creating positive parental involvement in student learning. Creative, intellectual, in-depth study of management strategies will be required. Pre-requisites: ED 320, Admission to Teacher Education and admission to the Honors Program.

ED 470 Teaching Diverse Learners 2 cr. (Diversity) Adapting teaching strategies to cultural, ethnic, linguistic, developmental and physical differences in the classroom. Collaborating with related professions in individualizing instruction. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320.

ED 470H Teaching Diverse Learners 2 cr. Adapting teaching strategies to cultural, ethnic, linguistic, development and physical differences in the classroom. Collaborating with related professionals in individualizing instruction. Creative, in-depth intellectual study of diversity. Pre-requisites: ED 320, Admission to Teacher Education and admission to the Honors Program.

ED 480 Clinical Practicum in Education 1 cr. This course is designed to give education majors an opportunity to have 30 hours of practical experience. Placements in schools settings are arranged by the Teacher Advisement and Field Placement office. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education, a methods class, and departmental approval.

ED 491 Student Teaching, Kindergarten 4-16 cr. Supervised teaching in kindergarten. Prerequisite(s): Recommendation by advisor, division/department chairperson, and TEAC; admission to Teacher Education; and completion of all other required education coursework. Grading Basis: S/U.

ED 492 Student Teaching, Elementary 4-16 cr. Supervised teaching in elementary schools. Prerequisite(s): Recommendation by advisor, division/department chairperson, and TEAC; admission to Teacher Education; and completion of all other requires education coursework. Grading Basis: S/U.

ED 493 Student Teaching, Secondary 4-16 cr. Supervised teaching in secondary school. Prerequisite(s): Recommendation by advisor, division/department chairperson, and TEAC; admission to Teacher Education; and completion of all other required education coursework. Grading Basis: S/U.

ED 494 Student Teaching, K-12 4-16 cr. Supervised teaching in both elementary and secondary levels in restricted areas. Prerequisite(s): Recommendation by advisor, division/department chairperson, and TEAC; admission to Teacher Education; and completion of all other required education coursework. Grading Basis: S/U.

ED 495 Student Teaching, Special Areas 4-16 cr. Supervised teaching in special areas: mentally handicapped and education of the deaf. Prerequisite(s): Recommendation by advisor, division/department chairperson, and TEAC; admission to Teacher Education; and completion of all other required education coursework.

ED 497 Mentored Clinical Practicum 5-16 cr. This course is designed to provide a one year mentored clinical internship for classroom teachers. Prerequisite(s) include departmental approval and emergency licensure by the Educational Standards and Practices Board of North Dakota.