Education, Minor

Program Description

The College of Education and Human Development minor is designed to provide foundational and experiential knowledge of the pedagogy and professional responsibilities of teaching in grades 4-8 and 7-12. There are career avenues beyond the public or private PK-12 education setting for which integrated coursework in Education offers excellent preparation and opportunity. For example, College of Business graduates often require teaching and communication skills in the private and non-profit sectors of management and training. Others graduating with degrees in content areas like Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, English or Sociology often seek graduate degrees in Education so that they may eventually become instructors in community colleges and professors at the university or college level. Persons who select the minor must declare the minor with a College of Education and Human Development academic advisor.

Undergraduates seeking a minor in Teacher Education may not qualify for the ASCENT program.

Program Requirements

The minor will consist of 18 hours in education. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4-point scale is required in all courses for successful completion of the minor. The minor will consist of the following course work: 

Required Courses
EDUC 3311School and Society ^3
READ 3353Content Area Reading for Secondary Students ^3
IDET 3310Technology Applications for Teachers ^3
EDUC 4311Classroom Management3
EDUC 4605Planning, Teaching, Assessment and Technology 1,26
Total Hours18

Please note that many teaching certificate areas (i.e. History, English, Science and others) may require above the minimum GPA of 2.75 and may not accept grades below “C”.  Students are to check the undergraduate catalog section that pertains to the certificate area for required GPA’s.

Courses

EDUC 2307  Schooling in a Democracy  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

A COURSE TO ENABLE CITIZENS, PARENTS, AND PROSPECTIVE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS TO SYNTHESIZE THEIR GENERAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCES/COURSES WITH CURRENT ISSUES AND PRACTICES RELATED TO TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE UNITED STATES. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND PERSONAL COMMITMENTS TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION WILL BE EXPLORED. THE SYSTEMATIC PROCESS OF ADMISSION TO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM WILL BE INITIATED. FIELD OBSERVATIONS IN COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS WILL BE REQUIRED.

TCCNS: EDUC 1301  
EDUC 3311  School and Society  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THE CHARACTERISTICS, ORGANIZATION, AND MANAGEMENT OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEM INCLUDING: THE HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN SCHOOLS, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES, TEACHING AS A PROFESSION, INFLUENCE OF CULTURAL BACKGROUND ON INSTRUCTION OF STUDENTS, CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS, AND ADAPTING CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS FROM SPECIAL POPULATIONS. A STUDENT INTERVIEW WITH DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION FACULTY WILL BE REQUIRED. FIELD EXPERIENCES REQUIRED.

EDUC 4311  Classroom Management  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT AS RELATED TO BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING. PREVENTATIVE DISCIPLINE TECHNIQUES UTILIZING BOTH GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES ARE EMPHASIZED. THIS COURSE IS TO BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH PLANNING, TEACHING, ASSESSMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY.

EDUC 4312  Classroom Management: Grades 7-12  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT AS RELATED TO BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING. PREVENTATIVE DISCIPLINE TECHNIQUES UTILIZING BOTH GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES ARE EMPHASIZED. THIS COURSE IS TO BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH PLANNING, TEACHING, ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY FOR GRADES 8-12 TEACHERS.

EDUC 4313  Classroom Management: Grades 4-8  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT AS RELATED TO BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING. PREVENTATIVE DISCIPLINE TECHNIQUES UTILIZING BOTH GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES ARE EMPHASIZED. THIS COURSE IS TO BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH PLANNING, TEACHING, ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY FOR GRADES 4-8 TEACHERS.

EDUC 4314  Classroom Management: Grades EC-6  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT AS RELATED TO BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING. PREVENTATIVE DISCIPLINE TECHNIQUES UTILIZING BOTH GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES ARE EMPHASIZED. THIS COURSE IS TO BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH PLANNING, TEACHING, ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY FOR GRADES EC-6 TEACHERS.

EDUC 4321  Instructional Design for Special Populations  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF THE CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS OF SPECIAL STUDENT POPULATIONS IN A CULTURALLY DIVERSE SOCIETY. SPECIAL POPULATIONS EMPHASIZED WILL INCLUDE SPECIAL EDUCATION, GIFTED AND TALENTED, AT-RISK, AND BILINGUAL.  INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES, DIFFERENTIATING CURRICULUM, AND DIVERSIFYING ASSESSMENT WILL BE EXAMINED IN RELATION TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS.  THIS COURSE IS TO BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH CLINICAL TEACHING.

EDUC 4322  Instructional Design for Special Populations: Grades 7-12  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF THE CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS OF SPECIAL STUDENT POPULATIONS IN A CULTURALLY DIVERSE SOCIETY. SPECIAL POPULATIONS EMPHASIZED WILL INCLUDE SPECIAL EDUCATION, GIFTED AND TALENTED, AT-RISK, AND BILINGUAL. INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES, DIFFERENTIATING CURRICULUM, AND DIVERSIFYING ASSESSMENT WILL BE EXAMINED IN RELATION TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS. THIS COURSE IS TO BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH STUDENT TEACHING.

EDUC 4323  Instructional Design for Special Populations: Grades 4-8  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF THE CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS OF SPECIAL STUDENT POPULATIONS IN A CULTURALLY DIVERSE SOCIETY. SPECIAL POPULATIONS EMPHASIZED WILL INCLUDE SPECIAL EDUCATION, GIFTED AND TALENTED, AT-RISK, AND BILINGUAL. INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES, DIFFERENTIATING CURRICULUM, AND DIVERSIFYING ASSESSMENT WILL BE EXAMINED IN RELATION TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS. THIS COURSE IS TO BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH STUDENT TEACHING.

EDUC 4324  Instructional Design for Special Populations: Grades EC-6  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF THE CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS OF SPECIAL STUDENT POPULATIONS IN A CULTURALLY DIVERSE SOCIETY. SPECIAL POPULATIONS EMPHASIZED WILL INCLUDE SPECIAL EDUCATION, GIFTED AND TALENTED, AT-RISK, AND BILINGUAL. INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES, DIFFERENTIATING CURRICULUM, AND DIVERSIFYING ASSESSMENT WILL BE EXAMINED IN RELATION TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS. THIS COURSE IS TO BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH STUDENT TEACHING.

EDUC 4390  Special Topics  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours (1-3 Lecture Hours)  

TOPICS IN CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY WILL BE EXPLORED AT THE REQUEST OF PARTICIPANTS OR FACULTY WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR, DEAN, AND CURRICULUM COORDINATING COMMITTEE (CCC).

EDUC 4392  Student Teaching: EC-Grade 6  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

LABORATORY EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTED TEACHING IN GRADES EC-GRADE 6.

EDUC 4393  Student Teaching: Grades 7-12  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

LABORATORY EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTED TEACHING IN GRADES 7-12.

EDUC 4394  Student Teaching: EC-Grade 6  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

LABORATORY EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTED TEACHING IN GRADES EC-GRADE 6.

Prerequisite: EDUC 4693*.
* May be taken concurrently.

EDUC 4605  Planning, Teaching, Assessment and Technology  
6 Semester Credit Hours (6 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF PLANNING, TEACHING, ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY AS THEY RELATE TO TEACHING. LESSON PLANNING, TEACHING, REFLECTION, OBSERVATION, AND COLLABORATION WITH SITE PROFESSORS AND COOPERATING TEACHERS IN THE FIELD ARE INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE.

EDUC 4606  Planning, Teaching, Assessment and Technology for Grades 7-12 Teachers  
6 Semester Credit Hours  

A STUDY OF PLANNING, TEACHING, ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY AS THEY RELATE TO TEACHING IN GRADES 7-12. PLANNING WILL INCLUDE GENERAL CURRICULUM ISSUES, THE LESSON CYCLE, MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES, LEARNING STYLES AND RESOURCES. TEACHING WILL INCLUDE METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT. ASSESSMENT WILL FOCUS ON TRADITIONAL AND AUTHENTIC ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT. TECHNOLOGY WILL COVER MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES FROM TRANSPARENCIES TO COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, AND WILL INCORPORATE THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE FOR USING THE MICROCOMPUTER TO PLAN AND DEVELOP PRESENTATIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM. OBSERVATION AND COLLABORATION WITH PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS IN THE FIELD, AS WELL AS JOURNAL WRITING, WILL BE INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE. TWO FULL DAYS PER WEEK ARE REQUIRED AT A PARTNER SCHOOL SITE. A STUDENT MAY ENROLL IN THIS COURSE FOR A MAXIMUM OF 2 TIMES ONLY; AND IT MUST BE COMPLETED DURING THE FALL OR SPRING SEMESTERS IN ORDER TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE ALL REQUIREMENTS.

EDUC 4607  Planning, Teaching, Assessment and Technology for Grades 4-8 Teachers  
6 Semester Credit Hours  

A STUDY OF PLANNING, TEACHING, ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY AS THEY RELATE TO TEACHING IN GRADES 4-8.  PLANNING WILL INCLUDE GENERAL CURRICULUM ISSUES, THE LESSON CYCLE, MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES, LEARNING STYLES AND RESOURCES.  TEACHING WILL INCLUDE METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT.  ASSESSMENT WILL FOCUS ON TRADITIONAL AND AUTHENTIC ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT. TECHNOLOGY WILL COVER MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES FROM TRANSPARENCIES TO COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, AND WILL INCORPORATE THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE FOR USING THE MICROCOMPUTER TO PLAN AND DEVELOP PRESENTATIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM. OBSERVATION AND COLLABORATION WITH PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS IN THE FIELD, AS WELL AS JOURNAL WRITING, WILL BE INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE. TWO FULL DAYS PER WEEK ARE REQUIRED AT A PARTNER SCHOOL SITE. A STUDENT MAY ENROLL IN THIS COURSE FOR A MAXIMUM OF 2 TIMES ONLY; AND IT MUST BE COMPLETED DURING THE FALL OR SPRING SEMESTERS IN ORDER TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE ALL REQUIREMENTS.

EDUC 4608  Planning, Teaching, Assessment and Technology for Grades EC-6 Teachers  
6 Semester Credit Hours  

A STUDY OF PLANNING, TEACHING, ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY AS THEY RELATE TO TEACHING IN GRADES EC-6.  PLANNING WILL INCLUDE GENERAL CURRICULUM ISSUES, THE LESSON CYCLE, MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES, LEARNING STYLES AND RESOURCES.  TEACHING WILL INCLUDE METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT.  ASSESSMENT WILL FOCUS ON TRADITIONAL AND AUTHENTIC ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT. TECHNOLOGY WILL COVER MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES FROM TRANSPARENCIES TO COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, AND WILL INCORPORATE THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE FOR USING THE MICROCOMPUTER TO PLAN AND DEVELOP PRESENTATIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM. OBSERVATION AND COLLABORATION WITH PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS IN THE FIELD, AS WELL AS JOURNAL WRITING, WILL BE INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE. TWO FULL DAYS PER WEEK ARE REQUIRED AT A PARTNER SCHOOL SITE. A STUDENT MAY ENROLL IN THIS COURSE FOR A MAXIMUM OF 2 TIMES ONLY; AND IT MUST BE COMPLETED DURING THE FALL OR SPRING SEMESTERS IN ORDER TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE ALL REQUIREMENTS.

EDUC 4693  Student Teaching: Grades 7-12  
6 Semester Credit Hours (6 Lecture Hours)  

LABORATORY EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTED TEACHING IN GRADES 7-12 IN THE STUDENT'S TEACHING FIELD(S).

EDUC 4694  Student Teaching: EC-Grade 6  
6 Semester Credit Hours (6 Lecture Hours)  

LABORATORY EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTED TEACHING IN GRADES EC-GRADE 6.

Prerequisite: EDUC 4393*.
* May be taken concurrently.

EDUC 4696  Directed Individual Study  
1-6 Semester Credit Hours  

PROGRAMS WILL BE DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUAL CASES THROUGH SPECIAL PERMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND DEAN. MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN THE TOPIC VARIES.

EDUC 4699  Teaching Internship  
6 Semester Credit Hours  

AN INTERNSHIP DESIGNED FOR INSERVICE TEACHERS SEEKING CERTIFICATION UNDER THE POST BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM. GRADE ASSIGNED WILL BE "CREDIT" (CR) OR "NO CREDIT" (NC).

EDUC 4992  Student Teaching: Grades 4-8  
9 Semester Credit Hours  

LABORATORY EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTED TEACHING IN GRADES 4-8 IN THE STUDENT'S TEACHING FIELD(S).

EDUC 4993  Student Teaching: Grades 7-12  
9 Semester Credit Hours  

LABORATORY EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTED TEACHING IN GRADES 7-12.

EDUC 4994  Student Teaching: EC-grade 6  
9 Semester Credit Hours (9 Lecture Hours)  

LABORATORY EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTED TEACHING IN AN EC-GRADE 6 CLASSROOM.

EDUC 4995  Clinical Teaching  
9 Semester Credit Hours  

LABORATORY EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTED TEACHING IN STUDENT'S CERTIFICATION AREA(S).