Education Programs

  My experience at Wilson College was extremely rewarding and memorable. WilsJessaca Campbellon's professors truly care about their students and embody the pedagogy of Education at its roots. The educator I am today is shaped by the skills, tools, and resources that I obtained at Wilson and I have much to be thankful for."

Jessaca Campbell '11 5th grade teacher, Chambersburg Area School District

Early Childhood (PreK-4) Course Requirements

EDU 204: Child Development, Cognition, and Learning

For Pre-K through 4 education majors. This course focuses on the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children from the pre-natal stages through the elementary school years. Requires observations in local schools and child care facilities, including facilities with special needs and English Language Learners (ELL) populations. Prerequisite: PSY 110

EDU 206: Educational Psychology

A pragmatically oriented study of learning processes and factors that stimulate and impede those processes. Psychological testing, methods of measuring and evaluating learning. Special needs of learners with exceptionalities and racial and ethnic minorities. Techniques of interpersonal relations and classroom management. Observation in local schools and other institutions. Prerequisite: PSY 110.

EDU 238: PreK-4 Language & Literacy Development

This course is designed to proved students with theory and instructional methods for creating effective and engaging PreK-4 classrooms.The importance of the five building blocks, children's literature and emergent literacy are stressed. Prerequisite: EDU206

EDU 312: Teaching English Language Learners

This course will address methods and materials to prepare English Language Learners to enter and succeed in elementary and secondary mainstream classrooms. Prerequisite: EDU 206

EDU 215: Education for Students with Special Needs

Addresses the organizational skills and alternative strategies needed to manage effectively the diversity within America’s classrooms. Analyzes teacher behaviors and their implications for classroom management. Examines the characteristics of unique individuals and their relationship to learning situations. Identifies principles of educational programming for students with exceptional needs, including collaborative models for use of support staff. Requires classroom observations in local schools. Prerequisite: EDU 206

EDU 341: Educational Assessment

This course will provide pre-service educators with theory and practice of commonly used assessment tools including but not limited to formal, informal, authentic and benchmark assessments. Content will focus on how to effectively interpret data and how to translate data into academic achievement. Prerequisite: EDU 206     

EDU 336:  Teaching School Social Studies & Geography in Elementary Schools
EDU 336, 337, 338, 339: Each course prepares the certification candidate with the working knowledge required to become an effective teacher in the designated discipline. Examines the scope and sequence of the curricula. Provides developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, techniques for individualizing instruction and assessing achievement, classroom management skills and using media. Develops competencies in lesson and unit planning and instructional delivery. Informs about professional development opportunities relative to the various disciplines. Requires peer teaching and observations of school classrooms. Prerequisites: 204, 206 and admission to the education program.
EDU 337: Teaching Science & Health in Elementary Schools
EDU 336, 337, 338, 339: Each course prepares the certification candidate with the working knowledge required to become an effective teacher in the designated discipline. Examines the scope and sequence of the curricula. Provides developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, techniques for individualizing instruction and assessing achievement, classroom management skills and using media. Develops competencies in lesson and unit planning and instructional delivery. Informs about professional development opportunities relative to the various disciplines. Requires peer teaching and observations of school classrooms. Prerequisites: 204, 206 and admission to the education program.
EDU 338: PreK-4 Reading, Writing & Assessment Methods
EDU 336, 337, 338, 339: Each course prepares the certification candidate with the working knowledge required to become an effective teacher in the designated discipline. Examines the scope and sequence of the curricula. Provides developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, techniques for individualizing instruction and assessing achievement, classroom management skills and using media. Develops competencies in lesson and unit planning and instructional delivery. Informs about professional development opportunities relative to the various disciplines. Requires peer teaching and observations of school classrooms. Prerequisites: 204, 206 and admission to the education program.
EDU 339: Teaching Mathematics & Computer Usage in Elementary Schools
EDU 336, 337, 338, 339: Each course prepares the certification candidate with the working knowledge required to become an effective teacher in the designated discipline. Examines the scope and sequence of the curricula. Provides developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, techniques for individualizing instruction and assessing achievement, classroom management skills and using media. Develops competencies in lesson and unit planning and instructional delivery. Informs about professional development opportunities relative to the various disciplines. Requires peer teaching and observations of school classrooms. Prerequisites: 204, 206 and admission to the education program.
EDU 348: Pre-Practicum

A clinical experience in a local school during the student’s junior year. Requires observing, aiding, tutoring, teaching and maintaining a portfolio. Preparation for the senior year student teaching practicum. Supervised by college faculty. Prerequisites: admission to the education program.

EDU 430: Special Needs Seminar

The course has beendesigned to facilitate a practical application of the pre-service student’s ability to: recognize type, identification and characteristics of various disabilities, as well as effective, evidence-based instructional practices and adaptations for students with special needs; understand legal rights and responsibilities of the teacher related to special education referral and evaluation and the rights and procedural safeguards that students are guaranteed; identify the possible causes and implications of overrepresentation of minorities in special education to avoid misinterpretation of behaviors that represent cultural, linguistic differences as indicative of learning problems.

EDU 436: PreK-4 Student Teaching Practicum (3 course credits)

A 14-week clinical experience in schools for the elementary students. Student observes school calendar, not college calendar. Supplemented with the appropriate practicum seminar. Prerequisites: all professional coursework; adviser approval. (Three course credits).



 
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