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Teaching Reading to Young Children   (EDU-114)   3.00 s.h.  
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To provide students with an understanding of the theoretical issues and practical considerations relevant to teaching reading successfully, as well as some experience in preparing educational materials for this purpose. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand the theoretical background to various methods of teaching reading and know which are most effective based on the evidence from current researching the field. 
Introduction to Teaching   (EDU-281)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Provides students with an introduction to some of the situations they will encounter as teachers. Through individual and group research, small and large group discussions, and simulated teaching-learning experiences, students are encouraged to offer a variety of solutions to challenges that are addressed by teachers in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate how the mandated state and national teaching/learning standards impact classroom teaching.
  • Discuss how classroom management impacts classroom instruction and indicate effective strategies.
  • Explain the role of assessment in the literate classroom environment.
  • Discuss how teachers best prepare for the unique needs of: English Language Learners, High Need Learners, and students from Low Economic Status contexts.
  • Discuss how teachers best utilize the talents and contributions of family/caregivers and community members in regards to the classroom context.

 
Teaching Strategies   (EDU-183)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Development of selected teaching skills: developing classroom roles, planning a lesson, formulating a variety of questions, unit planning, and motivating students. Introduction to technology used in education.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss how teaching philosophies/frameworks such as behaviorist or constructivist inform how the teacher views the classroom social climate and role as a teacher.
  • Indicate teaching strategies that optimize learning for all students such as: direct instruction, differentiation, learning centers, discovery approach.
  • Summarize the significant components of an effective lesson plan: objectives, core standards, development, and assessment plan. You may choose to share an actual lesson here.
  • Discuss the role of questioning in the classroom and refer to Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning.
  • Indicate how a unit of study or learning segment (3-5 lessons) is formulated for the childhood classroom. Discuss the role of both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in the classroom and the implication for long-term learning.
  • Analyze and discuss how technology, such as the use of a Smart Board, can support classroom learning.

 
Teaching Methods for Elementary School   (EDU-420)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Techniques & strategies appropriate to instruction

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the importance of selecting developmentally appropriate teaching strategies based upon both a behaviorist and constructivist teaching philosophy. Choose one content area as a basis for examples.
  • Indicate the role of differentiated instruction in the elementary school classroom.
  • Suggest ways to include critical thinking, based upon Bloom's Taxonomy, into the elementary curriculum
  • Discuss the role of assessment in the elementary classroom: pre-assessment, formative, and summative.

 
Doctrinal Teaching of Roman Catholic Church   (REL-432)   3.00 s.h.  
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Investigation into the nature and theology of the Catholic concept of the teaching role of the Church and its relationship to the role of theology. Survey of doctrinal positions on issues of contemporary significance in Catholic life including the authority of scripture and tradition, Mariology, infallibility, and eschatology. 
Teaching Slow Learning Children   (SPE-313)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course helps students to diagnose and deal with some of the learning problems of slow-learning children. It stresses determining reasonable goals, developing relevant activities and using appropriate methods and materials. Students also evaluate a wide variety of materials for slow learners and develop personal resource files. 
Dance Methodology   (DAN-431)   3.00 s.h.  
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Theories and methods of teaching dance in order to prepare for teaching in studios, recreation departments, companies, institutions, public schools, colleges, universities, etc. 
Flight Instructor Ground   (AVF-331)   3.00 s.h.  
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A study of the fundamentals of teaching and learning; effective teaching methods; instructional management; aeromedical information for instructors; instructor responsibilities; flight training syllabus; federal regulations for instructors and maneuver analysis. 
The Childcare Teacher   (CDS-109)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course examines the historical and philosophical foundations of early childhood education, including introductory knowledge of classroom management, teaching methods, learning styles, child development, legal issues, a code of ethics, diversity, multicultural education, and the role of reflection in teaching. 
Principles of Instruction   (AVF-337)   3.00 s.h.  
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Basic principles of learning & teaching, curriculum analysis & flight crew training methods are presented. Basic flight maneuvers & instrument flying methods are analyzed & strong emphasis is placed on in-class teaching opportunities & development of instructional materials. 
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