- EDU 207: Adolescent Development, Cognition and Learning
For secondary education majors.This course focuses on the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of pre-adolescent to late adolescent children. Requires observations in school setting and other social environments. Prerequisite: General Psychology
- 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: General Psychology
- EDU 312/512: 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.
- EDU 341/541: 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: EDU206
- EDU 332/522: Teaching in Secondary Schools
This 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: 206 and official acceptance to TIP.
- EDU 348: Pre-Practicum or Field Experience Portfolio
A clinical experience of observing (150 hours), aiding, tutoring, teaching and maintaining a portfolio if recommended by the department. Preparation for student teaching practicum. Supervised by college faculty. Prerequisites: admission to the education program. Or student may opt to complete a portfolio.
- EDU 430: Special Needs Seminar
The course has been designed 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 431-35: Secondary Student Teaching Practicum (3 course credits)
A 14-week clinical experience in schools for the TIP Program who pursue instructional certification for a specific discipline at the secondary level. Student observes school calendar, not college calendar. Supplemented with the appropriate practicum seminar. Prerequisites: all professional coursework; adviser approval. (Three course credits).
- EDU 428: Intern Teaching Practicum
For students who have a confirmed teaching position and need the required supervised practicum. This gives the student the opportunity to work and learn at the same time. It is the students responsibility to secure their own position.
- MAT 115: Introductory Statistics
A course in basic statistical concepts and techniques for the non-mathematics major. Topics include descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, standardized probability distributions, correlation and regression, inferential statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: 098/100 or Mathematics Placement Exam results. NS
- PSY 115: Understanding Statistics
Introductory statistics course designed for the math-anxious student. Topics include descriptive and inferential statistics, measures of central tendency, variation, standardized distributions, correlation, regression and prediction, and hypothesis-testing, including one- and two-way analyses of variance. Prerequisite: MAT 096/099 or Mathematics Placement Examination results. NS
- PSY 110: Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to the science of behavior. Topics include the biological foundations of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, development, personality and adjustment, and social behavior. CC
One course in composition/writing
Disciplinary Core in Area of Concentration
- Required courses graded "C" or above will be transferred from transcripts.
- Additional required courses will include those outdated and/or not previously completed