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Bilingual Education (BIL)

BIL 2213. Bilingual Education: School, Community, and Family. 3 semester hours.
Historical development of bilingual education in the U.S.; rationales for bilingual education; legal aspects; involvement of community and families; local, state, and national issues; and current research findings, methods, models, and trends. (F)

BIL 3103. Teaching English as a Second Language. 3 semester hours.
Methods for assisting the elementary and secondary Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) learner and English Language Learners (ELL) to acquire fluency. (S) Prerequisite(s): BIL 2213.

BIL 3113. Humanities for Bilingual Learners. 3 semester hours.
Curriculum and methods for elementary and secondary language arts, reading, social sciences, and fine arts specific to bilingual learners. Oral Spanish fluency required. PRE: Evidence of at least 8th grade-level proficiency in Spanish, (S) Prerequisite(s): BIL 2213, 3103.

BIL 3203. Science and Math for Bilingual Learners. 3 semester hours.
Curriculum and methods for elementary and secondary sciences and math specific to bilingual learners. Oral Spanish fluency required. (F) Prerequisite(s): Evidence of at least 8 th grade-level proficiency in Spanish, BIL 2213, 3103.

BIL 4103. Reading and the Bilingual Learner. 3 semester hours.
Methods and materials for the acquisition of literacy skills by elementary-level bilingual learners whose native language is not English. Oral Spanish fluency required. (F) Prerequisite(s): Evidence of at least 8th grade-level proficiency in Spanish, BIL 2213, 3103.

BIL 4203. Research and Evaluation of Bilingual Learners and Programs. 3 semester hours.
Assessment methods, instruments, and models for evaluating students and programs. Covers quantitative and qualitative research methods. Major research project related to some aspect of bilingual education required. (S) Prerequisite(s): Evidence of at least 8th grade-level proficiency in Spanish, BIL 2213, 3103, 3113, 3203, and 4103.


Early Childhood Education (ECE)

ECE 3113. Research in Child Growth, Development, and Learning. 3 semester hours.
This advanced course in child growth, development, and learning builds upon the foundational material covered in the basic course in child growth, development, and learning. An integration of major theories of child development is provided by focusing on contemporary research in all aspects of development, including bio-ecological, social-affective, cognitive-learning, language-culture, and methodological aspects of research in early childhood development and education. This course focuses on preparing early childhood professionals to use empirically-based research to inform their teaching of young children. This advanced course builds upon indicators of competence established at the lower division (AA) level. For each course objective (Core competency) students will demonstrate the indicators established for the bachelor's level. PRE: ED 213G (FA)

ECE 3132. Family and Community Collaboration II. 2 semester hours.
This advanced course prepares prospective teachers for working effectively as partners with family and community members to facilitate the development and learning of children birth through age 8, including children with special needs. It focuses on diverse family types that include various family structures, lifestyles, and linguistic, cultural and ethnic groups. The complexity and dynamics of families as systems will be included, and community resources to support families will be identified. PRE: ED123 (FA)

ECE 3143. Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs II. 3 semester hours.
This advanced course builds upon student understanding of the connections among learning, teaching, and assessment and strategies for evaluating programs. Assessment, identification, and monitoring of typical and atypical development in the cognitive, motor, affective and social domains will be explored. Multiple and diverse assessment approaches, including responsiveness to cultural and linguistic differences, will be emphasized. PRE: ED 213C (SU1)

ECE 3162. Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum Practicum. 2 semester hours.
This advanced course provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge gained from Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum and develop skills in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate learning experiences, integrated curriculum, and learning environments for children from birth to age 5. Curriculum will include all content areas: the arts, health/wellness, literacy, math, social studies, science, and adaptive living skills for children with special needs. The practicum experience will divided equally between a classroom serving 0-3 and a classroom serving 3-5 year-old children. PRE: ED 112, ED 112A, ED 113A, ED 212, and ED 222 (Must be taken concurrently with ECE 3163 Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum). (FA)

ECE 3163. Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum. 3 semester hours.
This advanced course focuses on developmentally appropriate content, learning environments, and curriculum implementation for children birth to age 5. It emphasizes integration of content areas (the arts literacy, math, health, science, social studies, adaptive learning) and the development of rich learning environments for infants, toddlers, and preschool children. PRE: ED 112, ED 112A, ED 113A, ED 212 and ED 222. (FA)

ECE 3172. Methods and Materials for the Early Primary Grades Practicum. 2 semester hours.
This advanced practicum provides opportunities for students to develop, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate and integrated learning experiences for children in k-3rd grade. Students will gain experience creating learning environments that are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive for children in the early primary grades. PRE: ECE 3162 and ECE 3163 (Must be taken concurrently with ECE 3173). (SP)

ECE 3173. Methods and Materials for the Early Primary Grades. 3 semester hours.
This advanced course focuses on developmentally appropriate content, learning environments, and curriculum implementation for children in K-3rd grade. It emphasizes integration of content areas (the arts, literacy, math, health, science, and social studies) and the development of rich learning environments for the early primary grades. PRE: ECE 3162 and ECE 3163 (Must be taken concurrently with ECE 3172). (SP)

ECE 3513. Reading Instruction. 3 semester hours.
Reading instruction is designed to provide students with current, research-based information on theory and practice in reading instruction. Essential components of this course include the following topics: neuropsychology, alphabetics [phonics and language], best instructional practices, fluency instruction, assessments to inform classroom instruction, comprehension instruction, writing instruction, and performance standards and benchmarks. PRE: EDU 1101, EDU 2103, EDU 2213, EDU 3213, EDU 3503; SPED 2103 (Cross references with SPED 3513) (FA/SU1)

ECE 4012. Early Childhood Education Student Teaching and Seminar. 12 semester hours.
The student teaching experience in early childhood education has two components: 1) placement and assigned tasks in an early childhood classroom with a mentor teacher, and 2) a weekly seminar in which students review and reflect on their own teaching practices, make connections between theory and practice, study particular topics of interest, conduct self-evaluations, and contribute to group discussions. Students will demonstrate the indicators of competence established for the bachelor's level. PRE: All early childhood courses, completed with a grade of C or better. (FA/SP)

ECE 4111. Teaching Reading and Writing Practicum. 1 semester hour.
This advanced practicum provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge gained from the course Teaching Reading and Writing. In kindergarten through 3rd classrooms, students will develop skills in organizing a literature rich environment, planning effective reading and writing instruction and assessment, and implementing culturally, linguistically and developmentally appropriate literacy curricula. PRE: ED 223D (Must be taken concurrently with ECE 4113 Teaching Reading and Writing). (SP)

ECE 4113. Teaching Reading and Writing. 3 semester hours.
This advanced course is designed to prepare early childhood professionals for teaching reading and writing in the early primary grades. The course focuses on reading as complex, interactive, constructive process. Through a developmental approach, the course addresses: 1) the integration of theory and research with the practice of teaching children to read and write, including children with special needs, 2) the organization of effective reading and writing instruction, 3) the socio-cultural contexts in which children learn to read and write, 4) culturally, linguistically and developmentally appropriate literacy curricula, and 5) assessment and evaluation. PRE: ED 223D (ECE 4111 Teaching Reading and Writing Practicum must be taken concurrently). (SP)


Education (EDU)

EDU 1101. Field-Based Observations. 1 semester hours.
An early field experience designed to explore teaching as a career. Involves intensive orientation to the public school program through observations and other guided experiences. (F/S)

EDU 2103. Foundations of Education. 3 semester hours.
American education in its cultural setting; its nature, role, and function in society. The application of theories, research, and philosophies of teaching/learning, school law, and the organization and finances of the school will be explored. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): EDU 1101 or concurrent enrollment.

EDU 2213. Educational Psychology. 3 semester hours.
Theories of development and learning. Understanding and utilizing the teaching/ learning process through application of principles of learning, motivation, readiness, transfer, and individual differences. (F/S)

EDU 3223. Classroom Management and Organization. 3 semester hours.
Basic principles and procedures of classroom management including various current behavioral management plans, time management strategies, and other current classroom management strategies. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): EDU 2213 or concurrent enrollment.

EDU 3503. Reading and Integrated Communication Arts. 3 semester hours.
A methods course designed to teach the preservice teacher how to teach reading, writing, spelling, speaking, listening, and thinking to elementary children. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): EDU 2103, CSI 2203.

EDU 3513. Reading Instruction. 3 semester hours.
Reading Instruction is designed to provide students with current, research-based information on theory and practice in reading instruction. Essential components of this course include the following topics: neuropsychology, alphabetics [phonics and language], best instructional practices, fluency instruction, assessments to inform classroom instruction, comprehension instruction, writing instruction, and performance standards and benchmarks. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): EDU 1101, 2103, 2213, 3213, 3503; SPED 2103.

EDU 3901-3903, 4901-4903. Individual Study. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Offered in exceptional circumstances to provide appropriate educational experience. With the consent of the advisor. Prerequisite(s): EDU 2103.

EDU 4203. Diagnostic/Corrective Reading. 3 semester hours.
This course extends the diagnostic/corrective concept to include all content areas as well as reading. Includes the administration and interpretation of diagnostic instruments, concepts, and task analysis. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): EDU 3503, EDU 3513, EDU 3523.

EDU 4213. Teaching in the Secondary School. 3 semester hours.
Methods and materials used for instruction by secondary teachers. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): EDU 2103 and EDU 2213.

EDU 4413. Reading in the Content Areas. 3 semester hours.
Course emphasizes reading problems and processes as they relate to the secondary student. The evaluation and selection of appropriate instructional material is included. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): EDU 2103, EDU 2213, CSI 2203.

EDU 4502. Field Experience II. 2 semester hours.
Students are assigned to a classroom where they assist the teacher in various classroom tasks; assist individual students; guide small group activities; and, where appropriate, prepare and teach micro-lessons. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): 1101 and at least 15 hours in EDU 2000-3000 level courses.

EDU 4546. Intern Teaching. 6 semester hours.
Intern teachers are assigned to a supervisory teacher in a public school where they work full time for a period of 14 weeks. Intern teachers gradually assume a full teaching load which they maintain for an appropriate period of time. The intern is expected to participate in all phases of school life. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): Admission to Intern Teaching.

EDU 4601. Intern Teaching Seminar. 1 semester hours.
Intern Teaching Seminar. 1 semester hour. A forum for sharing experiences and for developing and stimulating reflective teaching skills. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): Admission to Student Teaching, Taken concurrently with EDU 4546.

EDU 4601-4603. Workshops or Seminars. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Special offerings not included in the curriculum which meet the educational needs of students. Prerequisite(s): EDU 2103.

EDU 4701-4703. Topics in Education. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Selected topics in an identified area. Prerequisite(s): EDU 2103.


Physical Education (PHE)

PHE 1103. Personal and Community Health. 3 semester hours
Instruction in the principles of maintaining a healthy life-style and how that life-style affects and interacts to promote a community awareness of health matters and concerns. (SP)

PHE 1113. Introduction to Physical Education and Sport. 3 semester hours
A study of the major concepts involved in physical education and physical fitness. (FA)

PHE 2213. First Aid, CPR, and AED. 3 semester hours
Organized and taught in accordance with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons standards as an Emergency Care and Safety Institute Center. AAOS first aid techniques, along with infant, child, and adult CPR and the use of AED's (automated external defibrillator) are taught. Safety in physical education classes and sports activities emphasized. (SP)

PHE 2263. Anatomy for the Physical Educator/Coach. 3 semester hours
Focuses on the joint structure and the osseous and muscular systems. Provides functional knowledge of human anatomy as related to movement. (FA)

PHE 2303. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. 3 semester hours
A hands-on course that prepares future physical educators and/or coaches to deal with athletic injuries. An overview of athletic training, fitness and conditioning principles, emergency situations, injury assessment and evaluation techniques, and legal liability issues are presented. All major joints are discussed from the viewpoints of injury mechanism, evaluation, treatment, taping and bandaging. PRE: PHE 2263 (SP/SU)

PHE 3103. Team Activities/Sports. 3 semester hours
Basic motor skills and non-motor patterns with age appropriate equipment for a variety of team activities/sports K-12 will be demonstrated and practiced. Techniques of teaching these team activities/sports will be discussed and practiced. Basic offensive and defensive strategies for the various activities/sports will be discussed and practiced. PRE: PHE 1113 (FA)

PHE 3113. Dance and Movement Activities. 3 semester hours
Various types of dance appropriate for K-12 will be taught and demonstrated. Aquatic activities will be discussed. Movement concepts such as body, effort, space, and relationships in movements will be taught and demonstrated. Each of these areas will also cover teaching techniques, equipment needs, assessment tools, and safety issues. PRE: PHE 1113 (SP)

PHE 3123. Individual Activities/Sports. 3 semester hours
Basic motor skills and non-motor patterns with age appropriate equipment for a variety of team activities/sports K-12 will be demonstrated and practices. Techniques of teaching a variety of individual activities/sports will be discussed and practices. Basic offensive and defensive strategies for the various activities/sports will be discussed and practiced. PRE: PHE 1113 (SP)

PHE 3203. Fitness and Outdoor Activities. 3 semester hours
Physical fitness and conditioning concepts, activities, assessment, and promotion will be covered. Outdoor pursuits concepts, activities, assessment, and promotion will also be covered. Both of these areas will also cover teaching techniques, equipment needs, assessment tools, and safety issues. PRE: PHE 1113 (FA)

PHE 3433. Physical Education for the Atypical Student. 3 semester hours
Adaptation of exercises, games, and activities to individual needs. Motor skill development and lifetime physical fitness programs for the students with a disability will be emphasized. (FA)

PHE 4103. Kinesiology. 3 semester hours
A study of motor development and the science of human motion. Acquisition of neuromuscular skills is examined in relation to biological, psychological, and social determinants. PRE: PHE 2263 (SP)

PHE 4203. Physiology of Exercise. 3 semester hours
A study of the effects of physical exercise upon the major body systems. PRE: PHE 2263 (FA)

PHE 4303. Administration of Physical Education and Sports. 3 semester hours
A study of the administration of physical education and athletic programs. Areas of study will include Organization and Planning, Leadership and Supervision, Human Relations and Personnel Management, Public Relations, Financial Management, Legal Issues including Risk Management, Intramural Program Management, and Facility and Equipment Management. PRE: PHE 2203 and junior status (SP)

PHE 4503. Physical Education Programs. 3 semester hours
Aspects of physical education program planning and implementation including philosophy, curriculum planning, methods, activities, classroom management, assessment, legal liability, and equipment choices for K-12 courses. PRE: PHE 1113, EDU 1101, EDU 2103, and EDU 2213 (SP)

PHE 1601-1603, 2601-2603, 3601-3603, 4601-4603. Workshops or Seminars. 1 to 3 semester hours
Special offerings not included in the curriculum which meet the educational needs of the students.

PHE 3701-3703, 4701-4703. Topics in Physical Education. 1 to 3 semester hours
Selected topics in an identified area.


Special Education (SPED)

SPED 1101. Field-Based Observation in Special Education Settings. 1 semester hours.
An experience designed to explore teaching in Special Education settings. Involves intensive orientation to a variety of public school and non-school settings through observations and other guided experiences. (F/S)

SPED 2103. Introduction to Special Education. 3 semester hours.
This course surveys the historical development of Special Education, describes funding bases and legal implications, defines exceptionality, delineates service delivery options, and discusses theoretical foundations, curricula, and program models. (F/S) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: SPED 1101

SPED 3223. Classroom Management and the Exceptional Learner. 3 semester hours.
Basic principles and procedures of classroom management of exceptional learners. Includes behavior management programs, appropriate interventions, effective groupings, motivational techniques, and classroom physical environments. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): SPED 1101 and SPED 2103.

SPED 3323. Reading Methods and Materials for Special Education. 3 semester hours.
This course provides in-depth information on reading methods and techniques for identifying, adapting, and developing instructional material; also provides instructional methodology in reading and other subject matter areas for delivery of instruction to exceptional populations ranging from infancy through adulthood. Includes “mainstreaming” or transition techniques and models. (S) Prerequisite(s): SPED 1101 and 2103 .

SPED 3423. Special Education Curriculum. 3 semester hours.
Curricula for Special Education at various levels (pre-school through secondary, vocational, adult, etc.) are discussed. Program models, curriculum development, sociocultural issues, parenting techniques, and resource areas are explored. (S) Prerequisite(s): SPED 1101 and 2103 .

SPED 3513. Reading Instruction. 3 semester hours.
Reading Instruction is designed to provide students with current, research-based information on theory and practice in reading instruction. Essential components of this course include neuropsychology, alphabetics (phonics and language), best instructional practices, fluency instruction, assessments to inform classroom instruction, comprehension instruction, writing and spelling instruction, and performance standards and benchmarks. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): SPED 1101 and 2103

SPED 3523. Assessment, Evaluation, Referral, and Placement of the Exceptional Learner. 3 semester hours.
Growth and development (social, cultural, physiological) of exceptional learners is discussed; formal and informal assessment is explored; screening, referral, and placement procedures are described; responsibilities of the Educational Appraisal and Review Committee (EARC) are described; and development of individualized Educational Plans (IEP) is discussed. (S) Prerequisite(s): SPED 1101 and SPED 2103.

SPED 4213. Learners with Learning Disabilities. 3 semester hours.
In-depth study of the characteristics and needs of learners with learning disabilities; researchbased intervention strategies included for these learners. (F) Prerequisite(s): SPED 1101 and SPED 2103.

SPED 4223. Learners Who Are Cognitively Different. 3 semester hours.
In-depth study of the characteristics and needs of learners who are gifted and/or talented and of learners with cognitive deficits; research-based intervention strategies included for these learners. (S) Prerequisite(s): SPED 1101 and SPED 2103.

SPED 4233. Learners with Behavior Disorders. 3 semester hours.
n-depth study of the characteristics and needs of learners with behavior disorders and learners with other exceptionalities, such as physical impairments, low vision/blindness, hearing loss, other health issues, low-incidence exceptionalities, etc; research-based intervention strategies included for these learners. (F) Prerequisite(s): SPED 1101 and SPED 2103.

SPED 4502. Field Experience II in Special Education Settings. 2 semester hours.
Students are assigned to Special Education public school classrooms and/or non-school settings where they assist in all aspects of instruction. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): SPED 1101 and SPED 2103.

SPED 4546. Intern Teaching in K-12 Special Education Settings. 6 semester hours.
Intern teachers are assigned to a supervisory teacher in a public school where they participate full-time in a supervised teaching experience for a period of 14 weeks. Intern teachers gradually assume a full teaching load which they maintain for an appropriate period of time. The intern is expected to participate in all phases of school life. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): Admission to Intern Teaching; all required courses completed. Must also be enrolled in SPED 4601.

SPED 4601. Intern Teaching Seminar. 1 semester hours.
A forum for sharing experiences and to develop and stimulate reflective teaching skills. (F/S) Prerequisite(s): Admission to Intern Teaching. Taken concurrently with SPED 4546 and all required courses and NMTAs (teacher exams) must be completed.