EDUC111 Observation Techniques (3 semester hours)
This course examines formal and informal methods of gathering and analyzing data on children. The emphasis is on understanding developmental patterns and implications for diagnostic assessment and intervention.
EDUC200 Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective (3 semester hours)
This course, designed for educators, examines issues related to promoting equitable learning opportunities in the classroom, including effective approaches to encourage collaboration among colleagues, staff, parents, and students who are culturally, ethnically and socio-economically diverse. Interpersonal communication skills – to include speaking, listening, reading, and writing - and their effect on individuals, organizations, and communities will be discussed. Topics examined include ethnic, cultural, gender, class, religious, and linguistic diversity.
EDUC320 Classroom Management (3 semester hours)
This course provides candidates, or course participants, with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a classroom learning community in which they can organize and conduct effective instruction that challenges and involves learners. Successful classrooms exist because instructors have clear ideas about the most effective classroom conditions necessary for a healthy and intellectually stimulating learning environment. Course content will focus on the differences between teacher-centered and student-centered activities, considerations for adult learners, and addressing the needs of online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning contexts.
EDUC340 Adult Learning Theory (3 semester hours)
This course provides students with a foundation and perspective on the nature of adult learning, particularly adult learning across the human life cycle. Students will examine the ideas of learning theorists and practitioners from the fields of education and address the relationship between theories of adult learning and teaching methods in applied settings. Students also address learning methods used by adults in everyday life and the incorporation of such natural methods into a concept of “lifelong learning” for adults.
EDUC401 Curriculum Design (3 semester hours)
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective development of curriculum materials and the organization and implementation of those materials as a learning program with students. Students will address the leading theories and concepts of contemporary curriculum design as advocated by its leading scholars and practitioners.
EDUC402 Measurement and Evaluation (3 semester hours)
This course is a study of the theory, concepts, and practices of learning measurement and evaluation in instructional settings. Course topics include reliability theory, test and evaluation development, validation, and assessment.