Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

School of Teacher Education

Dr. Susan Keesey, Director

Gary A. Ransdell Hall, Office 1005
Phone: 270-745-5414; Fax: 270-745-6322
Website:  http://www.wku.edu/ste
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wkuste

Twitter: #wkuste

The School of Teacher Education provides graduate and undergraduate programs in elementary education, interdisciplinary early childhood education, middle grades education, secondary education, science and mathematics education, and special education. Undergraduate majors offered are: elementary education; interdisciplinary early childhood education; middle level education in social studies and language arts; science and mathematics education; and special education / elementary education. The School of Teacher Education also offers various Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, and Education Specialists degrees. For additional information visit: http://www.wku.edu/graduate.

Elementary Education/Special Education, Middle Level Education in Social Studies and Language Arts majors and undeclared students receive advising in the School of Teacher Education (1005 GRH, 745-5414). Majors in secondary education programs (Grades 8-12, 5-12, and P-12) are advised in the departments of their content areas as well as in the School of Teacher Education (1005 GRH, 745-5414). Majors in Science and Mathematics Education are advised in the SKyTeach Office (TCCW 105, 270 745-3900). Refer to the table in the Teacher Education section of this catalog and the School of Teacher Education website for further information (http://www.wku.edu/ste).

Comprehensive Certificates, Grades Primary through 12

Art: offered in the Department of Art - Potter College of Arts and Letters
Arabic: offered in the Department of Modern Languages - Potter College of Arts and Letters
Chinese: offered in the Department of Modern Languages - Potter College of Arts and Letters
Health Minor: offered in the Department of Public Health - College of Health and Human Services
Music: offered in the Department of Music - Potter College of Arts and Letters
Physical Education: offered in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport - College of Health and Human Services
Spanish: offered in the Department of Modern Languages - Potter College of Arts and Letters

Programs Leading to Teacher Certification, Grades 5-12

Agriculture Education: offered in the Department of Agriculture and Food Science, Ogden College of Science and Engineering.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education: offered in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, College of Health and Human Services.
 

Faculty

Professor

Martha M. Day EdD (Administration & Supervision), Tennessee State University, 1998

Jeanine M. Huss PhD (Environmental Science), Oklahoma State University Main Campus, 2007

Pamela M. Jukes EdD (Instruction and Administration), University of Kentucky, 1997

Corinne M. Murphy PhD (Physical Activity and Education Services), The Ohio State University Main Campus, 2006

Julia L. Roberts EdD, Oklahoma State University Main Campus, 1970

Rebecca R. Stobaugh PhD (Educational Administration), University of Louisville, 2003

Janet L. Tassell PhD (Curriculum & Instruction), Indiana University-Bloomington, 2002

Associate Professor

Xiaoxia Huang PhD (Instructional Systems), Florida State University, 2007

Nancy F. Hulan PhD (Curriculum and Instruction), University of Louisville, 2010

Susan Keesey PhD (Physical Activity and Education Services), The Ohio State University Main Campus, 2012

Elizabeth G. Kirby EdD (Learning and Instruction), University of San Francisco, 2008

Michael L. McDonald PhD (Practical Arts and Voc-Tech Education, Business & Office Education), University of Missouri-Columbia, 1997

Julia A. Mittelberg PhD (Curriculum and Instruction), Kansas State University, 2014

Christina R. Noel PhD (Special Education), Vanderbilt University, 2013

James N. Oigara EdD (Educational Theory and Practice), SUNY at Binghamton, 2006

Andrea Paganelli PhD (Instructional Leadership), The University of Alabama, 2010

Kandy C. Smith PhD (Education, Teacher Education), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2014

Antonia M. Szymanski PhD (Psychological and Quantitative Foundations), University of Iowa, 2011

Assistant Professor

Ellen G. Casale EDS (Education), University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2014

Erin E. Margarella PhD (Curriculum and Instruction), University of South Florida, 2016

Soyoung Park PhD (Special Education), University of Texas at Austin, 2020

Jessica N. Torelli MED (Special Education), Vanderbilt University, 2015

John C. Wright PhD (Special Education), Vanderbilt University, 2019

Clinical Associate Professor

Jeremy R. Logsdon EdD (Educational Leadership, Postsecondary Leadership), Western Kentucky University, 2016

Daniel J. Super EdD (Educational Leadership), Western Kentucky University, 2016

Pedagogical Assistant Professor

Leslee K. Tarbett EdD, University of Memphis, 2020

Instructor I

David F. Almand MS (Mathematics), Western Kentucky University, 1982

David L. Bell MS (Mathematics), Middle Tennessee State University, 1986

Lynn A. Hines EdD (Educational Leadership), Western Kentucky University, 2013

Anne D. Patterson MAE, Western Kentucky University, 1977

Catherine G. Poteet MAE (Secondary Education, Physics), Western Kentucky University, 2002

Melissa I. Rudloff MAE (Math-Science Education, Secondary Education), Western Kentucky University, 1994

Part-Time Faculty

Sherrie E. Godbey EdD (Higher Education, Health Care Education), Nova Southeastern University, 1999

Education (EDU)

EDU 175    University Experience    3 Hours

Transition to university experience. Topics include study skills, critical thinking skills, library education, exploration of majors and careers, degree programs, campus resources, and personal development. Special attention is given to educational requirements, careers, and resources in the field of education. Field trips to local public schools and/or appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Junior, Sophomore or Senior may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

EDU 200    Becoming an Effective Global Citizen    3 Hours

This course will help students learn highly effective skills across personal, social, and cultural perspectives. Students will examine how their own choices affect others. Note: 21 hours prior to enrollment required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 250    Discover Teaching: Introduction to Teacher Education    3 Hours

Introduction to teaching including knowledge of teaching, ethics, professionalism, dispositions, diversity, and curriculum. Clinical field experiences are required. Students must arrange transportation and meet P-12 eligibility requirements to fulfill required outside field experiences.

Equivalent(s): AGED 250

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EDU 260    Classroom Assessment    3 Hours

An introduction to the integrated use of assessment in the classroom context for K-12 student learning, teacher planning, and school improvement.

Prerequisite(s): (EDU 250 or permission of instructor)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EDU 276    Displaced Persons & Civic Engagement    3 Hours

Analysis of individual and host country crises and concerns surrounding displaced persons (DPs). Examination of the integration process and exploration of careers associated with assistance agencies. Includes a service learning project with a displaced person(s) in the local community. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-LG

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Equivalent(s): SUS 276

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021

EDU 350    Student Diversity and Differentiation    3 Hours

This course provides students with education and training to address diverse student needs in the P-12 setting. Clinical field experience in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): (EDU 250 or permission of instructor)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; fall 2021

EDU 360    Behavior and Classroom Management in Education    3 Hours

This course provides an introduction to the concepts, theories, and principles of student behavior and classroom management for professionals in P-12 settings.

Prerequisite(s): (EDU 250 and PSY 310) or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; fall 2021

EDU 385    Climate, Resources, & Society    3 Hours

Discussion of global climate change from a societal and resources perspective; particularly how humans affect global climate change through population size, natural resource use, policy implementation, personal behavior, and societal norms, and vice versa. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status and (GEOG 103 or GEOG 110 or GEO 280)

Equivalent(s): GEOG 385

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 400    Investigations in Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Individual investigations of methods and materials, curriculum problems, or other topics related to professional education.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EDU 403    Collaborative Planning and Curriculum Design    3 Hours

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 and individual program certification area requirements.Emphasis designing an integrated curriculum approach as well as facilitating collaboration and planning for diverse populations in diverse setting. Field experience in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 489    Student Teaching Seminar    2,3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Analyzes the connection between teaching theory and actual practice. Portfolio refinement with the New Teacher Performance Standards will be emphasized. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Pre-Service Teachers are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: ELED 490, MGE 490, SEC 490, or IECE 490 are corequisites.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EDU 490    International Student Teaching    1 Hour

This course is part of the professional semester and is an elective taken during the senior year after successfully completing 12 weeks of stateside student teaching. Students will teach classes as assigned, serve as teacher assistants, observe, and teach English as appropriate in various international classrooms for (4) weeks. Note: All professional education courses must be completed including the 3 credit hour Student Teaching Seminar and 10 credit hours of student teaching; A minimum overall GPA of 3.0; A completed and submitted Study Abroad application with a letter of interest, two letters of recommendation from WKU faculty members to the Director of Teacher Services; and A completed successful interview with the faculty selection team is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020

EDU 491    Practicum for Teacher Candidates    1 Hour

Development of knowledge and skills required of teacher candidates. Grading is pass/fail. Identified students must take EDU 491 in the term (Winter or May) immediately following the student teaching semester and EDU 489.

Course Fee: $100

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Elementary Education (ELED)

ELED 345    Foundations of Elementary Teaching    3 Hours

Integrates planning and evaluative techniques with appropriate learning theories. Learning activities for the full range of ability/development levels of students are prescribed. Note: A passing score on specified standardized instrument; overall GPA of 2.75 or higher, admission to Teacher Education pending is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 with a minimum grade of C and PSY 310 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 330 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; fall 2021

ELED 355    Student Diversity in the Classroom    3 Hours

Focus will be on the range of student diversity and identification of characteristics of children in an integrated elementary classroom. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Admission to Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 with a minimum grade of C and PSY 310 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 330 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 345 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 365, ELED 407

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ELED 365    Teaching Methods for Elementary Teachers    3 Hours

The second course in a two course series dedicated to teaching strategies. Focuses on strategies unique to teaching in an integrated elementary classroom. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Admission into Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): ELED 345 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 330 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 355, ELED 407

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ELED 405    Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School    3 Hours

Materials and methods of instruction in mathematics for grades P-5 with emphasis upon creative utilization of available materials and techniques. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Completion of General Education Category - D1 Science courses, and admitted to Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 308 with a minimum grade of C and MATH 206 with a minimum grade of C and (ELED 365 with a minimum grade of C or SPED 340 with a minimum grade of C) and ELED 407 with a minimum grade of C and LTCY 420 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 465, ELED 406

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ELED 406    Teaching Science in the Elementary School    3 Hours

A study of the objectives and place of science in grades P-5. The course includes planning units of work, organizing and using materials and resources, and developing ability in the techniques of elementary school science teaching. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Notes: Completion of General Education Category-D1 Science courses; and admitted to Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 308 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 355 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 365 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 407 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 465, ELED 405

Course Fee: $20

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ELED 407    Materials and Methods in Social Studies    3 Hours

A study of the objectives, materials, organization, and instructional techniques in the social studies appropriate to grades P-5. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Admission to Teacher Education and completion of General Education Category "C" Social and Behavioral Science courses is required.

Prerequisite(s): ELED 345 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 330 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 355, ELED 365

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ELED 465    Data-Driven Decision-Making in Elementary Education    3 Hours

Part of the professional block semester, which is the culminating experience for elementary teacher candidates prior to the student teaching semester. Projects related to the corequisite courses will be completed. Field experience in public school and/or other appropriate settings away from campus will be required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Completion of General Education Category-D1 science courses; and admitted to Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 308 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 355 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 365 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 407 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 405, ELED 406

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ELED 490    Student Teaching    5-10 Hours (repeatable max of 10 hrs)

Supervised assignment in approved school setting. Must complete a minimum of 70 days in one or two placements depending on certification requirements. Students follow the academic calendar of the school district in which they are placed and are responsible for providing their own transportation to assigned site(s). Note: Admission to Teacher Education and admission to student teaching is required.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 205 with a minimum grade of C and MATH 206 with a minimum grade of C and MATH 308 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): EDU 489

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ELED 491    Lecture in Lieu of Student Teaching    5 Hours

Seminar in current issues in teaching for certified teachers seeking additional endorsement. Director of Student Teaching approval required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Interdisc. Early Childhood Ed. (IECE)

IECE 320    Introduction to Early Childhood Assessment    3 Hours

Develop knowledge and skills of assessment with young children with and without disabilities and their families. Minimum of 30 hours of field experience required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

IECE 321    Family Supports and Services    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Application of family systems theory. The development of family plans and the implementation of family-centered services is stressed. Minimum of 25 hours of field experiences; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 350

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

IECE 322    Planning Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners    3 Hours

Planning for curriculum and instruction of children, birth through five years, who are culturally and linguistically diverse or who have developmental delays or disabilities.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

IECE 323    Positive Behavioral Supports with Young Children    3 Hours

Knowledge and skills necessary for applying the principles of positive behavioral supports with young children. Field experience is required; students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 321

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

IECE 324    Advanced Assessment of Young Children    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Advanced training to develop assessment skills with children from birth to primary age, with and without disabilities, and their families. Minimum of 30 hours of field experiences; students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331 and EDU 260

Corequisite(s): IECE 325, SPED 422, LTCY 310, IECE 326

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

IECE 325    Partnerships with Families    3 Hours

Strategies that early childhood educators employ to develop active partnerships with families. Field experience is required. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

IECE 326    Integrating Mathematics and Science Across the Early Childhood Curriculum    3 Hours

Methods of active involvement of young children in the areas of mathematics and science in developmentally appropriate ways. Field experience is required; students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

IECE 421    Advanced Curriculum and Instruction for Infants and Toddlers    3-4 Hours (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

Implementation of curriculum and instruction of children, birth through two years, both with and without disabilities, and their families, will be addressed. Students will be prepared to implement services in both home and center-based settings. Field experience is required; students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): IECE 326

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

IECE 422    Advanced Curriculum Development for Young Children    3-5 Hours (repeatable max of 5 hrs)

Advanced preparation in planning, implementing and evaluating curricula and instructional strategies/methods for children from birth to primary age. A wide range of student diversity is addressed, including ability, culture and language. Minimum of 30 hours of field experiences; students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): IECE 326

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

IECE 423    Interdisciplinary Services for Young Children with Low Incidence Disabilities    3 Hours

Characteristics of children, birth through five years with low incidence disabilities (e.g., autism, sensory impairments, physical impairments), as well as assessment and instructional strategies. The role of the transdisciplinary team, including family members, in providing services will be emphasized. Field experience is required; students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

IECE 489    Practicum Seminar in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    1 Hour

Discussion of and reflection on the practicum placement, as well as career planning. This course prepares IECE majors to apply knowledge learned in previous courses. Note: Completion of all coursework within the IECE major is required prior to course enrollemnt.

Corequisite(s): IECE 491

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

IECE 490    Student Teaching (Infants and Toddlers) - (Preschoolers)    10 Hours (repeatable max of 10 hrs)

Supervised assignment in approved setting where young children with and without disabilities and their families are served. Must complete a minimum of sixteen weeks in one or two placements depending on certification requirements. Students follow the academic calendar of the setting in which they are placed and are responsible for providing their own transportation to assigned site(s). Note: Admission to student teaching is required.

Corequisite(s): IECE 489

Course Fee: $12.5

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

IECE 491    Practicum in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    5 Hours

Supervised work in off-campus settings with children, birth through age five, with and without disabilities, and their families. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Note: Completion of all coursework within the IECE major; or instructor approval is required.

Corequisite(s): IECE 489

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

Library Media Education (LME)

LME 318    Children’s Literature    3 Hours

An introduction to picture books, traditional literature, poetry, fiction, biography, informational books, and the development of literature programs in the elementary and middle school. Note: First three English courses or instructor approval is required for this course.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

LME 407    Literature for Young Adults    3 Hours

Selection and evaluation of materials, reading guidance, and programming for young people, adolescence through young adult.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman, Junior, Post-Baccalaureate-Degree Seek, Post-Baccalaureate-Certificate, Post-Baccalaureate-Non Degree, Sophomore, Senior or Undergraduate Certificate.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019

LME 409    Selected Topics    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Problematic study of a selected topic under the supervision of a faculty member. A formal research paper or annotated bibliography is required. Note: Permission of supervising faculty member is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

LME 410    Storytelling    3 Hours

Storytelling literature, story selection, and sources. Practice in oral communication.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman, Junior, Post-Baccalaureate-Degree Seek, Post-Baccalaureate-Certificate, Post-Baccalaureate-Non Degree, Sophomore, Senior or Undergraduate Certificate.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

LME 411    Creative Media Experiences for Children    3 Hours

Methods and procedures for developing creativity in children. The design and evaluation of materials and activities in a variety of media formats for school and library settings. Includes program development.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman, Junior, Post-Baccalaureate-Degree Seek, Post-Baccalaureate-Certificate, Post-Baccalaureate-Non Degree, Sophomore, Senior or Undergraduate Certificate.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 445    Introduction to Educational Technology    3 Hours

Instruction and laboratory experiences in the basic theory and application of educational technology to the design, production, evaluation, and utilization of various communication media formats.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman, Junior, Post-Baccalaureate-Degree Seek, Post-Baccalaureate-Certificate, Post-Baccalaureate-Non Degree, Sophomore, Senior or Undergraduate Certificate.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 448    Technology Applications in Education    3 Hours

This course will explore the confluence of technology, education and entrepreneurial advocacy through critical thinking and problem-solving. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-LG

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman, Junior, Post-Baccalaureate-Degree Seek, Post-Baccalaureate-Certificate, Post-Baccalaureate-Non Degree, Sophomore or Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

LME 475    Workshop    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Workshop classes of variable content focused on library media practice and integration of educational technology.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Literacy (LTCY)

LTCY 199    Reading for Evidence and Argument    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Prepares students to successfully meet the rigorous reading and other literacy requirements of college. Emphasis on refining skills necessary to extract factual evidence from text and make sound arguments through various modes of literacy.

Equivalent(s): LTC 199C

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020

LTCY 310    Early Reading, Language and Literacy    3 Hours

Theory and methods for creating learning environments for the development of language, emergent literacy, and reading and writing skills from infancy through kindergarten.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020

LTCY 320    Foundations of Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Grades    3 Hours

An introduction to literacy instruction for elementary grade children; includes an examination of reading needs, instructional methods, materials, and resources related to the development of standards-based literacy skills and strategies; provides instruction on foundational theories and research. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 (may be taken concurrently) and PSY 310 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

LTCY 420    Literacy Methods in the Elementary Grades    3 Hours

A second course in literacy designed to offer standards-based practical applications of instruction that build on the content of LTCY 320. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Admission to Teacher Education required.

Prerequisite(s): LTCY 320 with a minimum grade of C and (ELED 345 with a minimum grade of C or SPED 340 with a minimum grade of C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

LTCY 421    Content Area Reading in the Middle and Secondary Grades    3 Hours

A course in reading designed to offer a detailed view of the principles, materials and methods of instruction for middle and secondary grade students. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Admission to Teacher Education required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 with a minimum grade of C and MGE 275 with a minimum grade of C and (AGED 250 with a minimum grade of C or AMS 300 with a minimum grade of C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

Middle Grades Education (MGE)

MGE 275    Foundations of Middle Grades Instruction    3 Hours

This course presents the philosophy, development, and curriculum of middle grades education, and through an emphasis on appropriate ethical behavior of teachers. Develops generic teaching skills related to effective teaching. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019

MGE 385    Middle Grades Teaching Strategies    3 Hours

Emphasizes the demonstration of generic teaching strategies and communication skills related to middle grades education and the integration of content methodologies, including classroom management practices and multicultural awareness through interdisciplinary/cooperative planning. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): MGE 275

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior or Freshman may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

MGE 395    Clinical Practices in Middle School Teaching I    6 Hours

This course develops a working knowledge of planning, implementation of instruction, assessment, diversity, and classroom climate for a middle level student population. Clinical experiences are required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 350 with a minimum grade of C and EDU 360 with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MGE 396    Clinical Practices in Middle School Teaching II    1 Hour

This course develops an advanced knowledge of content specific planning, implementation of instruction, assessment, diversity, and classroom climate for a middle level student population. Clinical experiences are required.

Prerequisite(s): MGE 395 with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MGE 475    Teaching Language Arts    3 Hours

Develops skills, curriculum, and strategies for teaching English in middle school. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): MGE 275 and PSY 310 and ENG 302 and (ENG 301 and ENG 401) or (ENG 301 and ENG 410) or (ENG 401 and ENG 410) or (ENG 410 and ENG 301) or (ENG 401 and ENG 301) or (ENG 410 and ENG 401)

Equivalent(s): SEC 475

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

MGE 477    Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics    3 Hours

Cooperative learning, manipulatives, technology, and problem solving are modeled, discussed, and applied using methods and materials appropriate for middle school students. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: With departmental approval, students may substitute Math 205 and MATH 206 for MATH 212.

Prerequisite(s): MGE 275 with a minimum grade of C and PSY 310 with a minimum grade of C and MATH 211 and MATH 212

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MGE 479    Teaching Science    3 Hours

Develops the skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching science in middle school. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): MGE 275 with a minimum grade of C and PSY 310 with a minimum grade of C

Equivalent(s): SEC 479

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MGE 481    Teaching Social Studies    3 Hours

Develops skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching social studies in middle and secondary schools. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): MGE 275 and PSY 310

Equivalent(s): SEC 481

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

MGE 490    Student Teaching    5,10 Hours (repeatable max of 10 hrs)

Supervised assignment in approved school setting. Must complete a minimum of sixteen weeks in one or two placements depending on certification requirements. Students follow the academic calendar of the school district in which they are placed and are responsible for providing their own transportation to assigned site(s). Note: Admission to Teacher Education; admission to student teaching; and completion of all required courses in the major with grades of "C" or higher is required.

Corequisite(s): EDU 489

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

Secondary Education (SEC)

SEC 350    Clinical Practices in Secondary Teaching I    8 Hours

Develop a working knowledge of planning, implementation of instruction, assessment, diversity, and classroom climate for a secondary student population. Clinical experiences are required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 and PSY 310

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SEC 351    Teaching Strategies for Secondary Schools    3 Hours

Designed to develop a working knowledge of planning, implementation of instruction, assessment, and classroom climate for a student population. Field experiences in public schools are required for this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): (EDU 250 with a minimum grade of C or MGE 275 with a minimum grade of C) and PSY 310 with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 352    Planning for Student Diversity    3 Hours

Designed to apply students' knowledge of teaching strategies and assessment in diverse learning environments. Field experiences in public schools are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): (EDU 250 with a minimum grade of C or MGE 275 with a minimum grade of C) and (PSY 310 with a minimum grade of C and SEC 351 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 450    Clinical Practices in Secondary Teaching II    1 Hour

Develop an advanced knowledge of planning, implementation of instruction, assessment, diversity, and classroom climate for a secondary student population. Clinical experiencess are required.

Prerequisite(s): (SEC 350 and LTCY 421 (may be taken concurrently)) and (SEC 475 (may be taken concurrently) or SEC 481 (may be taken concurrently))

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SEC 453    Management of Instruction    3 Hours

Designed to expand and refine the abilities of preservice teachers to create and maintain a positive learning environment, and to implement and manage instruction for diverse student populations. Field experiences in public schools are required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program AND completion of a Methods course or concurrent enrollment in a Methods course is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 with a minimum grade of C and PSY 310 with a minimum grade of C and SEC 351 with a minimum grade of C and (SEC 352 with a minimum grade of C or SPED 330 with a minimum grade of C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 473    Teaching Business Education    3 Hours

Develops the skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching Business and Marketing education in the middle and secondary school. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Corequisite(s): BE 486

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020

SEC 474    Teaching Foreign Language    3 Hours

Develops skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching foreign language in middle and secondary schools. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 and SPED 330 and SEC 351 and PSY 310

Equivalent(s): MLNG 474

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 475    Teaching Language Arts    3 Hours

Develops skills, curriculum, and strategies for teaching English in secondary schools. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 and SEC 351 and SEC 352 and PSY 310 and ENG 304 and ENG 410

Equivalent(s): MGE 475

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SEC 477    Teaching Mathematics    3 Hours

Develops the skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching mathematics in the secondary school. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 and SEC 351 and SEC 352 and PSY 310

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 478    Teaching Physical Education    3 Hours

Develops the skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching physical education in the secondary school. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 and PSY 310 and SPED 330 and SEC 351

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

SEC 479    Teaching Science    3 Hours

Develops the skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching science in secondary schools. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 and SEC 351 and SEC 352 and PSY 310

Equivalent(s): MGE 479

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 481    Teaching Social Studies    3 Hours

Develops skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching social studies in secondary schools. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 and SEC 351 and SEC 352 and PSY 310

Equivalent(s): MGE 481

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SEC 483    Teaching Health    3 Hours

Develops skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching health in the secondary school. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): (EDU 250 with a minimum grade of C and PSY 310 and SPED 330 and SEC 351 with a minimum grade of C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

SEC 490    Student Teaching    5-10 Hours (repeatable max of 10 hrs)

Supervised assignment in approved school setting. Must complete a minimum of sixteen weeks in one or two placements depending on certification requirements. Students follow the academic calendar of the school district in which they are placed and are responsible for providing their own transportation to assigned site(s). Note: Admission to Teacher Education and admission to student teaching is required.

Corequisite(s): EDU 489

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SEC 491    Lecture in Lieu of Student Teaching    5 Hours

Seminar in current issues in teaching for certified teachers seeking additional endorsement. Director of Student Teaching approval required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Science/Math Education (SMED)

SMED 101    Step 1: Introduction to Inquiry-Based Approaches to Teaching    3 Hours

Introduction to theory and practice necessary to design and deliver high quality inquiry-based math and science instruction. Students explore and practice the guided inquiry process, create lesson plans and implement them during visits to elementary classrooms. Fieldwork required; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to sites. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-SB | SB

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SMED 102    Step 2: Introduction to Inquiry-Based Lesson Design    3 Hours

Further exploration of inquiry-based learning experiences, developing skills designing, teaching, analyzing, and assessing inquiry-based math and science lessons. Students design lesson plans and implement them during visits to middle school classrooms. Fieldwork required; students are responsible for arranging their own transporation to sites. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-SB | SB

Course Fee: $15

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SMED 300    Middle Grades Science Skills and Methods    3 Hours

Laboratory-based introduction to the science skills and methods needed by middle school teachers. Note: Nine hours of science and admission to Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 117

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior or Freshman may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; fall 2021

SMED 301    Designing and Teaching Inquiry-Based Mathematics and Science Units    3 Hours

Develops students' skills in designing, teaching, analyzing, and assessing inquiry-based math and science lessons and units within multiple and diverse field experiences. Fieldwork required; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to sites. Note: Nine hours of math / science coursework is required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman may not enroll.

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020

SMED 310    Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science    3 Hours

Introduction to theories and principles of cognition and learning with emphasis on knowing and learning in math and science. Introduction to research on learning, memory, individual development, motivation and intelligence. Applications of learning theory will be explicitly tied to design of lesson plans, instruction and assessment.

Prerequisite(s): (SMED 101 with a minimum grade of C and SMED 102 with a minimum grade of C) or SMED 101 with a minimum grade of B

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior or Freshman may not enroll.

Course Fee: $15

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SMED 320    Classroom Interactions    3 Hours

Designed to expand student's abilities to understand how learning theories are applied in instructional settings as students develop, implement and evaluate activities and strategies for teaching diverse students equitably. Fieldwork required; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to sites.

Prerequisite(s): SMED 310 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SMED 340    Perspectives on Mathematics and Science    3 Hours

Introduction to the historical, social, and philosophical implications of math and science through investigations of pivotal experiments and findings. Includes integrated laboratory experiences that replicate significant discoveries.

Prerequisite(s): SMED 310 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SMED 360    Research Methods for Math and Science Teachers    3 Hours

Laboratory-based introduction to the tools and techniques used by scientists and mathematicians to further an understanding of the natural world and application of this knowledge to math and science education. Students will design and carry out laboratory investigations, and present written and oral reports of the results.

Prerequisite(s): SMED 310 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $30

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SMED 400    Applying Middle Grade Science Across Disciplines    3 Hours

Introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to create middle grades science lessons that incorporate content and real-world examples from different disciplines. Note: 15 hours of science required as prerequisite.

Prerequisite(s): SMED 300

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020

SMED 470    Project-Based Instruction    3 Hours

Methods, techniques, and technologies used to implement and assess problem-based investigations in math and science classrooms. Fieldwork required; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to sites.

Prerequisite(s): SMED 320 with a minimum grade of C and permission of instructor

Course Fee: $30

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SMED 489    SMED Student Teaching Seminar    3 Hours

Provides a bridge between the theory and practice of math and science teaching. Methods, techniques, technologies and issues pertinent to math and science instruction in middle grade and secondary classrooms. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Pre-Service Teachers are responsible for their own transporation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Approved for admission to student teaching required in addition to MGE 490 or SEC 490.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

Special Education (SPED)

SPED 200    The Culture of Disability    3 Hours

Social and cultural perspectives on disabilities. Covers major types of disabilities, disability as a socially-constructed concept, images and stereotypes of disabilities within various cultures, and cultural norms that create barriers to individuals' participation in society.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 330    Introduction to Exceptional Education: Diversity in Learning    3 Hours

Characteristics of exceptionality, special education programs, schools, and community resources and research relative to exceptionality. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): (EDU 250 or FACS 192 or MGE 275 or AGED 250 or AMS 329) and (PSY 310 or FACS 191)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 331    Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities    3 Hours

Emphasis on services and supports for children from birth through five years old, with and without disabilities, and their families, including current intervention research. Field experiences in early childhood settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 191 or permission of instructor

Corequisite(s): SPED 330

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2021

SPED 332    Intervention Strategies for Students with Mild Disabilities    3 Hours

The student is taught to make appropriate choice/use of audio-visual media and adapted instructional materials in the content areas for individuals with mild disabilities. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331 and SPED 333 and SPED 432

Corequisite(s): SPED 433, SPED 430, SPED 422, SPED 334

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 333    Transition: School to Adult Life    3 Hours

Students are exposed to theory and practice of preparing individuals with disabilities to enter the world of work and independent adult citizenship. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 330 and LTCY 320

Corequisite(s): SPED 432, SPED 331

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 334    Field-Based Practicum with Individuals with Disabilities    3 Hours

Students interact with individuals with disabilities in classrooms and institutions via field experiences to discover the nature of exceptionality, view programs, and make career decisions. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331 and SPED 333 and SPED 432

Corequisite(s): SPED 433, SPED 422, SPED 332, SPED 430

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020

SPED 335    Foundations of Special Education    3 Hours

A foundational methods course of special education history, law and procedures for effective design to manage, plan, assess, and teach P-12 students in LBD programs. Field experience may be required. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 340    LBD Elementary Instructional Methods    3 Hours

Research-based instructional methods for elementary students with mild disabilities. Field experiences may be required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 335

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 345    LBD Secondary Methods: Language Arts    3 Hours

Methods, strategies, and models for providing curricular and instructional methodologies in the education of secondary LBD students. Integration of appropriate age- and ability-level academic instruction preparing for transition to work. Field experiences required. Students are responsible for own transportation to designated sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 335

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 346    Learning and Behavioral Disorders Secondary Methods- Math    3 Hours

Prerequisite(s): SPED 335

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 350    Assessment in Special Education    3 Hours

Assessment of students with disabilities - progress monitoring, formative, summative, eligibility determination, and inclusion in accountability systems. Note: Admission to professional education required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 335

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 400    Behavior Management Strategies in Special Education    3 Hours

Classroom management strategies specific to students with mild to moderate disabilities. Special consideration for the function, measurement, documentation and modification of specific behaviors to improve student progress academically and socially. Fieldwork may be required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated sites. Note: Passing the Praxis CASE tests (reading, writing, and math) as required for admission to teacher education is required for this course.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 335

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

SPED 415    Prescriptive Programming for Individuals with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders    3 Hours

History of instructional models characteristics. Evaluation procedures for identification and instruction with individuals with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, autism, and other pervasive developmental disorders. Field experience in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 334

Corequisite(s): SPED 417, SPED 416, SPED 431, SPED 418

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 416    Field-Based Practicum with Individuals with Moderate and Severe Disabilities    3 Hours

Supervised practice in an appropriate setting for development of advanced intervention skills used with individuals with moderate and severe disabilities. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 334

Corequisite(s): SPED 431, SPED 418, SPED 415, SPED 417

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 417    Assessment and Curriculum I for Students with Moderate / Severe Disabilities    3 Hours

Characteristics, problems and needs of individuals with moderate to severe disabilities. Curriculum and assessment models are evaluated; intervention strategies for both cognitive and social skills are designed. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 334

Corequisite(s): SPED 416, SPED 415, SPED 431, SPED 418

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 418    Assessment and Curriculum IIfor Students with Moderate / Severe Disabilties    3 Hours

This course builds upon SPED 417. Topics include routine/emergency medical procedures, physical management/handling, postural motor dysfunction, recreation, transition programming and modifications with language/vision/hearing impairments. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 334

Corequisite(s): SPED 417, SPED 416, SPED 415, SPED 431

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 419    Assistive Technology in the Classroom and Community    3 Hours

This class is designed to provide an overview of assistive technology and augmentative/alternate communication devices and their application in the special education classroom. This class will enable participants to develop sound and inclusive technology plans that meet the needs of students with moderate to severe disabilities.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 330

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

SPED 422    Collaboration and Inclusion in School and Community Settings    3 Hours

The course provides an overview of methods which facilitate collaboration across disciplines to support diverse learners in regular classroom and community settings. Field experiences are required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331 and SPED 333 and SPED 432

Corequisite(s): SPED 332, SPED 334, SPED 430, SPED 433

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

SPED 424    Inclusion, Collaboration and Diversity in the Classroom    3 Hours

Develops and enhances communication in the collaboration roles of key stakeholders working with at-risk, identified, and diverse students in the special education process. Field experience required. Candidates are responsible for their own transportation to assigned sites. Note: Admission to professional education or instructor approval is required for this course.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 335

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

SPED 425    LBD Language Interventions: Strategies and Materials    4 Hours

Language and reading development with emphasis on remediation using research-based strategies, methods, and materials for students with LBD, including English Learners. Note: Admission to professional education is required for this course.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 335

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 430    Diagnosis for Instructional Planning: Students with Mild Disabilities    3 Hours

This course will deal with the administration, scoring, and educational utilization of various diagnostic instruments designed to assist the teacher in developing an educational profile for the individual with school-related problems. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331 and SPED 333 and SPED 432

Corequisite(s): SPED 334, SPED 433, SPED 422, SPED 332

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 431    Language Intervention: Strategies and Materials    3 Hours

An overview of language development is provided with emphasis placed on the educational remediation of language disorders. Focus is on the utilization of methods and materials which foster language development. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 334

Corequisite(s): SPED 418, SPED 417, SPED 416, SPED 415

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 432    Applied Behavior Analysis    3 Hours

Major emphasis is placed upon observing, analyzing and modifying the behavior of students. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 330

Corequisite(s): SPED 331, SPED 333

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020

SPED 433    Models of Positive Behavior Support    3 Hours

Examines an array of models for supporting positive behavior changes in students. Field experience required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331 and SPED 333 and SPED 432

Corequisite(s): SPED 430, SPED 422, SPED 332, SPED 334

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 434    Student Teaching Seminar    3 Hours

This course is designed to serve as a pre-student teaching experience to allow a student to integrate the process of diagnostic-prescriptive teaching. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Completion of all exceptional education coursework and admission to student teaching is required for this course.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 332 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 333 with a minimum grade of C and EDU 250 with a minimum grade of B and SPED 331 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 330 with a minimum grade of B and SPED 334 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 421 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 422 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 430 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 431 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 432 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 433 with a minimum grade of C and MATH 211 and MATH 212 and LME 448 and LTCY 320 and PSY 310 and (LME 318 or LME 407)

Corequisite(s): SPED 490

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 480    Data-driven Decisions in Special Education    3 Hours

Supervised field placement in P-12 settings serving students with LBD. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Admission to professional education is required for this course.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 424

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 490    Student Teaching: Exceptional Education    5-10 Hours (repeatable max of 10 hrs)

Supervised assignment in approved school setting. Must complete a minimum of sixteen weeks in one or two placements depending on certification requirements. Students follow the academic calendar of the school district in which they are placed and are responsible for providing their own transportation to assigned site(s). Note: Admission to teacher education and admission to student teaching is required for this course.

Corequisite(s): EDU 489

Course Fee: $12.5

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

Program of Study in English for Secondary Teachers (Grades 8-12) and Social Studies (Grades 8-12)

Preparation for secondary certification in the content areas of English and in Social Studies involves completing the Bachelor of Arts degree and all requirements for a Kentucky secondary certificate (grades 8-12), including a minimum of 34 semester hours of professional education coursework. 

SEC 350Clinical Practices in Secondary Teaching I8
SEC 450Clinical Practices in Secondary Teaching II1
SEC 490Student Teaching5-10
EDU 250Discover Teaching: Introduction to Teacher Education3
EDU 489Student Teaching Seminar3
Select a methods course for each certification area
PSY 310Educational Psychology: Development and Learning3
LTCY 421Content Area Reading in the Middle and Secondary Grades3
Complete all requirements for the English for Secondary Teachers major or the major in Social Studies
Total Hours26-31

Required courses for these majors are described in the respective catalog sections for the Department of English and the Department of History.

Students with sophomore standing are eligible to enroll in secondary education courses. They may enroll in EDU 250 and then PSY 310. Application for admission to teacher education is started during the semester in which EDU 250 is taken. Application materials must be completed prior to taking SEC 450 and methods classes. The next two courses, SEC 350 is a junior level course. The remaining courses—SEC 450, a methods course, LTCY 421, EDU 489, and student teaching—are taken during the senior year. Students are required to meet state requirements for field experience in addition to coursework.

Students are expected to work closely with their major advisor and their professional education advisor. Secondary certification candidates may receive academic advising in the Office of Professional Educator Services, GRH 1092, 270-745-6249. Refer to the School of Teacher Education website for additional information: http://www.wku.edu/ste.