EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (EDS)
Course Descriptions

EDS 402/502 Cr. 2
Field Experience I—Early Childhood-Middle Childhood or Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course is the first field experience in a school environment. Candidates will be introduced to professionalism, classroom management, and conflict resolution. Candidates will plan and teach lessons within the designated developmental range. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: admission to Teacher Education Program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 411, 412 and 413; Graduate: admission to a graduate program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 511, 512 and 513.

EDS 405/505 Cr. 2
Field Experience I—Early Childhood-Adolescence or Early Adolescence-Adolescence

This course covers the first field experience in a school environment. Candidates will be introduced to professionalism, classroom management, and conflict resolution. Candidates will develop and teach lessons within the designated developmental range. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: admission to Teacher Education Program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 406 and 451; Graduate: admission to a graduate program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 506 and 551.

EDS 406/506 Cr. 4
Teaching for a Diverse Society—Early Adolescence-Adolescence and Early Childhood-Adolescence

A general methods course which introduces the EA-A and EC-A candidates to a range of knowledge, skills, and dispositions regarding the context of classroom practice. A central focus of the course is preparing students to work with children from diverse language, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Candidates will investigate current research on exemplary educational practice in the middle and high school setting, with particular attention to issues related to promoting learning for all students. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: admittance to Teacher Education Program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 310 or 450; Graduate: admission to a graduate program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 550 or 710.

EDS 411/511 Cr. 3
Curriculum and Pedagogy for Early Childhood-Middle Childhood or Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

The course is designed to consider the nature of a teaching profession, the use of standards in a profession, and responsibilities of PK-12 educators. The role of schools in society will be examined along with the history and politics of school curriculum. Possible levels of curriculum use in schools from knowledge reproduction to curriculum integration will be discussed. Culturally responsive teaching and conflict resolution will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: admission to Teacher Education Program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 402, 412 and 413; Graduate: admission to a graduate program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 502, 512 and 513.

EDS 413/513 Cr. 3
Teaching Social Studies—Early Childhood-Middle Childhood or Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with basic understanding of curriculum content, instructional methods and materials, and assessment strategies in social studies for children in kindergarten through middle school. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: admission to Teacher Education Program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 402, 411 and 413; Graduate: admission to a graduate program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 502, 511 and 513.

EDS 420/520 Cr. 1
Teaching with Integrated Technology II

This course covers the integration of traditional, emerging and interactive technologies across the curriculum. The course is designed to develop an understanding of technology application in the academic disciplines. Students will learn about strategies for incorporating computer technology into teaching and learning. Students will develop skills in software design and application. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: admission to Teacher Education Program; to be take concurrently with EDS 419, 445 or EDS 450; Graduate: admission to a graduate program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 419 and 545 or EDS 550.

EDS 421/521 Cr. 3
Teaching Mathematics, Science and Environmental Science I—Early Childhood-Middle Childhood or Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course introduces teacher candidates to the foundations of math and science education. Candidates will explore the need for math and science education, the nation of mathematics and science as a discipline and strategies for instruction and assessment for student learning. Candidates will also explore diversity and gender issues in science and mathematics. This is the first of two concurrent courses that focus on teaching mathematics and science in a PK-8 context. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: admission to Teacher Education Program; to be take concurrently with EDS 422 and 445; Graduate: admission to a graduate program; to be take concurrently with EDS 522 and 545.

EDS 422/522 Cr. 2
Teaching Mathematics, Science and Environmental Science II—Early Childhood-Middle Childhood or Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course is designed to provide pre-service teachers with basic understanding of curriculum content, instructional methods and materials, and assessment strategies in mathematics, science and environmental education for children in preschool through middle school. Candidates will examine the scope and sequence of PK-8 science and mathematics standards documents and explore models for long term instructional planning. Candidates will use assessment data to differentiate instruction to meet individual student needs, including Response to Intervention planning. This is the second of two concurrent courses on teaching math and science in a PK-8 context. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: admission to Teacher Education Program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 421 and 445.

EDS 445/545 Cr. 2
Field Experience II—Early Childhood-Middle Childhood or Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course is the second field experience in a school environment. Candidates will further develop their professionalism, classroom management techniques, and conflict resolution skills. Candidates will develop and teach lessons including units of instruction as well as building and maintaining the classroom environment within the designated developmental range. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: EDS 402; to be taken concurrently with EDS 421 and 422; Graduate: admission to a graduate program and EDS 502; to be taken concurrently with EDS 521 and 522.

EDS 450/550 Cr. 2
Field Experience II—Early Childhood-Adolescence, Early Adolescence-Adolescence

This course is the second field experience in a school environment. Candidates will further develop their professionalism, classroom management techniques, and conflict resolution skills. Candidates will develop and teach lessons including units of instruction as well as building and maintaining the classroom environment within the designed developmental range. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: EDS 406; to be taken concurrently with EDS 451, 542, 453 and EDS 480, Music, or art special methods course; Graduate: admission to a graduate program and EDS 506; to be taken concurrently with EDS 551, 552, 553 and EDS 580, music or art special methods course.

EDS 451/551 Cr. 3
Contemporary Literacy for Secondary Learners—Early Childhood-Adolescence, Early Adolescence-Adolescence

This class prepares students to experience literacy foundations from traditional and electronic text formats in a global information society. The search for meaning is shaped by language competencies applied in local, national, and international settings. The purpose of this class is to engage learners in the acquisition of skills and processes to facilitate literacy growth in traditional content areas at the middle and high school students. Prerequisite: EDS 405.

EDS 452/552 Cr. 2
Teaching Mathematics, Science and Environmental Science II—Early Childhood-Middle Childhood or Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course is designed to provide pre-service teachers with basic understanding of curriculum content, instructional methods and materials, and assessment strategies in mathematics, science and environmental education for children in preschool through middle school. Candidates will examine the scope and sequence of PK-8 science and mathematics standards documents and explore models for long term instructional planning. Candidates will use assessment data to differentiate instruction to meet individual student needs, including Response to intervention planning. This is the second of two concurrent courses on teaching math and science in a PK-8 context. Prerequisite: Undergraduate: admission to the Teacher Education Program; to be taken concurrently with EDS 421 and 445.

EDS 710 Cr. 3
Comparative Studies of Education

This course introduces students to foundational issues in public education from a global perspective. After exploring the philosophical, historical, socioeconomic and political dimensions of public education in the United States. The course will include study of educational traditions, educational policy and school reform in select countries around the world on a comparative basis. The concept of the educated person provides an essential orientation for cross-cultural analysis. Prerequisite: admission to graduate program. Offered Sem. I.

EDS 780 Cr. 1-3
Contemporary Issues

This course engages students in the examination of a current issue impacting public education and the teaching profession through the integration of focused research, debate, and writing. The issue under study may change each term depending on the importance and currency of the problem. Prerequisite: EDS 710.

EDS 792 Cr. 1
Culminating Field Experience Seminar

This seminar course is designed to deepen students’ critical thinking regarding issues of educating children, professionalism, conflict resolution, and classroom management. This course is taken during the student teaching semester. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program; to be taken concurrently with student teaching.