Mississippi Valley State University

November 23, 2014

Courses

*Restricted requires admittance to Teacher Education.

ED102. GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY. An introductory course which surveys the various areas of psychology and provide a basic foundation for other courses. (3)

ED105. EDUCATION COMPUTING.  This course is designed  to prepare prospective teachers to use technology and to integrate technology into the curriculum. 

Prerequisites: OA 103 or Pass Departmental Computer Skills test. (3)

 ED280. INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING. An introduction to  the field of education, teaching,and all the procedures and processes which impact the modern classroom. (Field Experience required). (3)

ED293. GLOBAL AND MULTI-CULTURAL EDUCATION. The course is designed to

Provide a survey of global and multi-cultural issues and expose students to other cultures.

Prerequisites: ED 280. (3)271

 *ED302. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. This course focuses on the principles 

And theories of child development and learning. There is emphasis on the principles of

Theories related to the cognitive,social, emotional, and moral development of the child. A comparison of different learning theories and their relationship to each other is also addressed. Research on the practices associated with improving learning for ALL students and the accommodation for learning styles and learning differences is included. Candidates are also made aware of the importance of research and scientific inquiry to the practice of teaching and its impact on motivation, classroom management, and effective practice. (3)

 *ED305. TEST AND MEASUREMENT. This course is designed to provide the candidate  with the appropriate information and skills necessary for developing classroom assessments including formative and summative assessments, observations,rubric development, and other means of assessing student work within the elementary/secondary classroom. Attention is also given to understanding the basic concepts of measurement and the interpretation of Standard Scores as they relate to educational practices and decisions. Prerequisites: ED 102and ED 280 (3)

*ED 311. METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING MATH IN THE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.This course is designed for teaching candidates the appropriate  methods and materials  for teaching Math in the Elementary School. Included will be development of lesson plans, teaching units as well as appropriate theory, research and best practices for teaching math. Field experiences are required.  Prerequisites: ED 280: Introduction to Teaching, ED 380: Instructional Planning and Adapting Instruction, MA 111:College Algebra, MA 132: Math Concepts II, and MA 333: Math Concepts III. (3)

 *ED312: METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE

ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM.This course is designed for teaching candidates the appropriate methods and materials for teaching Science in the Elementary School. Included

Will be development of lesson plans, teaching units as well as appropriate theory, research

And best practices for teaching science interactively in the elementary classroom. Field experiences that include micro-teaching units in the classroom are included. Prerequisites: ED 280: Introduction to Teaching, ED 380:Instructional Planning and Adapting Instruction, SC 151, and SC 261.

 *ED380. INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING AND ADAPTING INSTRUCTION. This course

Is designed to provide a foundation for planning and preparing instruction, integrating classroom management techniques, developing adaptive instructional and management strategies,and understanding how to adapt to classroom learning environments for diverse learners.The class will also include instruction and practice of professional behaviors and time management as well  as planning effective and realistic goals, developing lesson plans based on the “whole” child, and developing realistic and measurable objectives. This class will be a pre-requisite for any professional class in the program. Prerequisites: ED 280: Introduction to Teaching, successful completion of Praxis I Exam, and admission to Teacher Education. (3)

 *ED404. METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING SOCIAL SCIENCE

IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.This course is designed to teach candidates the current and traditional methods of teaching social studies in the elementary school.Included will be the development of lesson plans, teaching units, development and use of instructional materials, as well as appropriate theory, research and best practices for teaching social studies. Field experience includes micro teaching in the P-12 classroom is included. Prerequisites: ED 280:Introduction to Teaching, ED 380: Instructional Planning and Adapting Instruction, HI 105, HI 106, HI 201, and HI 202. (3)

 **ED405. DIRECTED TEACHING GRADES K-4; 4-8. The teacher candidate is required to do 12 weeks of practicum under the supervision of a certified teacher in the student’s content area. Prospective teacher education graduates must participate in a pre-seminar, a mid-term, and a post-seminar before completing student teaching.Prerequisites: Completion of all course work, and PRAXIS I and II. (12)

**ED 409.DIRECTED TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS. The teacher-candidate is required to do 12 weeks of practicum under the supervision of a certified teacher in the student’s content area. Prospective teacher education graduates must participate in a pre-seminar,a mid-term, and a post-seminar before completing student teaching. Prerequisites: Completion of all coursework, PRAXIS I and II. (12)

*ED 420.CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. This course is designed to equip prospective  teachers with the techniques and skills for dealing with classroom situations, discipline and problems, instructional planning adaptation of environments, and instructions. Prerequisites: ED 280, and admission to Teacher Education.