Elementary Education - Online and Distance Education

Elementary Education

 

Courses

The program consists of 33 credit hours including:

Core Course Requirements - 15 credit hours

ED 507 - Principles of Developing and Interpreting Assessment

Units: 2

Designed to enable students to understand and use appropriate classroom assessment practices by applying knowledge of pedagogy and development to high-quality strategies for formative and summative assessment. Students will explore best practices using developmentally-appropriate assessment strategies including authentic assessment, portfolios, and electronic portfolios, real-time feedback, open-and closed-ended formal assessments, and standardized testing. Particular attention will be paid to examining the rationale for assessment, and the implications of assessment.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ED 508 - Exploring Diversity in Classroom and Community

Units: 3

Students will explore and apply the major philosophical and historical influences to current educational context as they relate to issues of diversity. Focus will be placed on theoretical and practical issues of diversity in classroom settings, especially related to culture, race, gender, ethnicity, language, and socio-economic levels. [Field-based experiences will be required].

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ED 570 - Classroom Action Research

Units: 1

Provides a brief introduction to educational research focusing specifically on classroom action research. Requires admission to MAT; completion of 6 hours in the program.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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ED 571 - Inquiry and Professional Development

Units: 1

Builds on earlier course work [ED 570] preparing students to refine an action research proposal, collect data in a school setting, write a report, and to identify resources and activities that will support their ongoing professional development; requires 9 hours of graduate credit in the MAT curriculum.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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ECI 579 - Organization and Behavioral Management of Inclusive Classrooms

Units: 3

To increase students' knowledge of persons with high incidence disabilities [i.e., learning disability, mild intellectual disability, and serious emotional disability], and how to manage the behavior of all pupils in educational environments. Characteristics of students with high incidence disabilities will be emphasized , as well as strategies to reduce the likelihood of problem behavior of all pupils in the classroom.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ED 572 - Teacher Leadership

Units: 1

This course explores the multiple contexts, roles, and approaches to teacher leadership in classrooms, schools, communities, and professional organizations. Requires at least 30 credit hours in the MAT program.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term

ED 569 - Teaching Internship: MAT

Units: 4

A supervised teaching experience requiring a minimum of 10 consecutive full-time weeks in an appropriate school classroom. Designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for teaching at the elementary, middle and/or secondary level. Includes regularly scheduled clinical observations and conferences. Requires successful completion of at least 21 hrs. in the MAT program and approval by specialty area faculty. Student responsible for transportation to placement site.

Offered in Fall and Spring

TYPE: Internship Course

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

Specialty Area Course Requirements

ELM 571 - Language Arts, New Literacies and Media for Initial License

Units: 3

Examine research-based processes for writing instruction, effects of and approaches for use of technology on literacy development, and effects of media and new literacies [non-print literacies, e.g. digital, visual, film] on literacy learning and development in elementary schools. Restricted to ELM MAT students.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ELM 572 - Methods for Teaching Reading in the Elementary Classroom for Initial License

Units: 3

ELM 572 prepares pre-service teachers to teach reading and leads to licensure in the elementary grades. The course examines specific research-based methodology that relates to the theory and practice of teaching reading for elementary readers. Restricted to ELM, MAT students.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

ELM 573 - Methods for Teaching Elementary School Science for Initial License

Units: 3

ELM 573 prepares preservice teachers to teach science and leads to licensure in the elementary grades. The course examines specific research verified methodologies that relate to the theory and practice of teaching science to elementary students. Restricted to ELM MAT students.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

ELM 574 - Methods for Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom for Initial License

Units: 3

Prepares preservice teachers to teach mathematics and leads to licensure in the elementary grades. Examines specific research-based methodologies that relate to the theory and practice of teaching mathematics to elementary students. Limited to students enrolled in MAT Elementary Education program.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

ELM 575 - Social Studies in the Elementary School for Initial License

Units: 3

Designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach social studies and to lead to licensure in the elementary grades. The course is an examination of curriculum, instruction, and learning in K-6 social studies education, Emphasis include development of the social studies, curricular principles and components, research verified teaching strategies, and learner outcomes. Restricted to ELM MAT students.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ELM 515 - Instructional Practice in Schools I

Units: 1

Prepares pre-service teachers to develop competencies in assessment, instructional design, and tutoring and leads to initial licensure in the elementary grades. Includes 15-20 hours of fieldwork; transportation to schools is the responsibility of the students.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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ELM 516 - Instructional Practice in Schools II

Units: 2

Prepares pre-service teachers to develop competencies in assessment, instructional design, and teaching in whole class settings and leads to initial licensure in the elementary grades. Includes 30 hours of fieldwork; transportation to the schools is the responsibility of the students.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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