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Transportation to and from the practicum site is the responsibility of the student. Prerequisites:
EDU 215 or EDU 230.

307. Secondary Science Methods
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunities to enhance science content
knowledge and develop pedagogical skills needed for effective science teaching in middle and
high school classrooms. A great deal of class time is devoted to experiential activities that deal
with science content and process skills, and how to teach them to middle and high school
students. Students will demonstrate their ability to effectively teach science using various
strategies such as inquiry, modeling and computer simulations. This course is conducted at the
practicum site. Transportation to and from the practicum site is the responsibility of the
student. Prerequisites: EDU 215 or EDU 230.

314. Methods of Elementary Mathematics
Current elementary school methods of instruction, lesson planning, computer applications,
student assessment, and classroom management. Thirty hours of observation-practicum in the
schools. Students must provide their own transportation. This course must be taken PRIOR to
student teaching. No S/U option. Additional Prerequisites: EDU 215 or 230 and admission to
Teacher Education Program. (Teacher Preparation)

317. Methods of Elementary Science and Social Studies
Current elementary school methods in the teaching of natural science and social studies. Special
emphasis on the development of interdisciplinary methods, the development of curricular units,
lesson design, computer applications, student assessment, and classroom management. Thirty
hours of observation-practicum in the schools. Students must provide their own transportation.
This course must be taken PRIOR to student teaching. No S/U option. Prerequisite: EDU 215 or
230. (Teacher Preparation)

318. Methods of Elementary Language Arts and Reading
Current elementary school methods in the teaching of reading, instructional planning, language
acquisition, student assessment, and teaching materials in the field of elementary language arts
and reading. Reading Recovery, Title I, and other literarcy support programs are addressed.
Thirty hours of observation-practicum in the schools. Students must provide their own
transportation. This course must be taken PRIOR to student teaching. No S/U option.
Prerequisite: EDU 215 or 230. (Teacher Preparation)

319. Children's Literature
Comparative study of literary texts for children, including instructional planning, the teaching of
reading, the use of literature with elementary students, and student assessment. Thirty hours of
observation-practicum in the schools. Students must provide their own transportation. This
course must be taken PRIOR to student teaching. No S/U option. Prerequisite: EDU 215 or 230.
(Teacher Preparation)

328. Content Area Reading, Instructional Strategies and Management Theory for
Secondary Teachers
This course equips students with content area reading methods, instructional strategies and
management techniques at the secondary level. Students complete a 40 hour practicum at the
junior high or high school level, and they must provide their own transportation to the school
site. It is highly recommended that this course must be taken PRIOR to student teaching. No

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