Undergraduate Educational Foundations
2023 Spring Term
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This course is intended primarily for prospective secondary school teachers. Among the areas considered are the psychology of teaching, learning theories, memory, development, intelligence, creativity, individual differences, motivation, and classroom management.
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT I
This course is designed to enable students to develop their Foundations Block portfolio, which is a requirement for admission to Professional Education.
A developmental study of the child from conception to the onset of puberty, including physical, psychosocial and cognitive growth.
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
The focus of this course is the study of human development and change throughout the entire lifespan from psychological, sociological, and biological perspectives.
YOUTH CULTURE FORMATION: RACE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY
This course explores how various U.S. institutions construct "youth" as a social category, how those constructions are primarily interlocked with race and ethnicity, and how those constructions subsequently shape youth cultures in multi-faceted, intersectional cultural contexts such as music, gaming, sports, and media.
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY
This course is designed to prepare students to understand and teach in school settings with diverse populations. Attention will be directed to major educational issues, the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds, and the role of the teacher in a pluralistic society.
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders, and elementary education majors. It includes testing, measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems.
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders and secondary education majors. It includes testing , measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts and subject areas. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems specific to the secondary school setting.
UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR
Designed to give students an opportunity to discuss the various theoretical approaches to handling disruptive behavior in the classroom and to apply these approaches to actual problem situations. Emphasis will also be placed on the prevention of behavior problems through the development of effective classroom procedures. Recommended for all Education majors.
HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING
This course is designed to help educators comprehend and apply the fundamental psychological principles underlying the teacher-learning process. Among the areas considered are motivation, classroom management, instructional applications, individual differences and creativity.