2017-18 Catalog

Education

Courses

EDUC 1100. Transitioning to University Studies and the Teaching Profession. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective. Includes an introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Students will examine teaching as a profession through directed experiences. Lab fee: $10.

EDUC 1301. Introduction to the Teaching Profession. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An introduction and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Students will examine teaching as a profession through directed experiences.

EDUC 2300. Families, School, and Community. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A study of the child, family, community, and schools, including parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse, and current family life issues. The course includes a service learning component to meet the field experiences requirement. Lab fee $10.

EDUC 3310. Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of the history, philosophies, theoretical and legal foundations regarding Bilingual/English as a Second Language. The course also includes a review of programmatic designs. Recommended concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4315 or 4330. Prerequisites: EDUC 3330 and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 3315. Literacy Instruction for Bilingual Classrooms. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of the knowledge and skills required to teach limited English language learners, with an emphasis on program implementation, curriculum, materials, oral language development, literacy development and assessment strategies. Course will be delivered in Spanish and English. Prerequisite: Proficiency in Spanish and EDUC 3310, 3320, and READ 3311.

EDUC 3320. Understanding Learners. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of students and teachers in learner centered schools. Documentation of directed field experiences are required. Prerequisites: CHFS 3300, PSYC 2308, or PSYC 3303 or concurrent enrollment (in any of the 3), and a minimum of 60 hours toward certification or degree requirements.

EDUC 3330. Models of Instruction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of the relationships among local, state, and federal standards to develop instruction based on assessment and developmentally appropriate practices. Minimum of 20 hours Field experience component required. Prerequisite: EDUC 3320.

EDUC 3394. Curr/Meth EC-Grade Four I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of developmentally appropriate educational strategies and instructional techniques in teaching language arts, social studies, and fine arts to children (preschool - 4th grade). Students will be expected to integrate language arts, social studies, and fine arts within the curriculum as well as evaluate curricula materials. Prerequisites: Junior classification and completion of TASP requirement; READ 3311, SOSC 3301, and FINA 1335.

EDUC 3396. Curr/Meth EC-Grade Four II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of developmentally appropriate educational strategies and instructional techniques in teaching mathematics and science to children (preschool - 4th grade) within a problem-based learning approach. Special topics include the appropriate use of technology and cooperative grouping and the integration of curriculum within the content areas of mathematics and science. Prerequisites: MATH 3303 and 3305, GEOL 1401, BIOL 2310, admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 4086. Education Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

A course featuring independent research, reading, and discussion under personal direction of instructor, topics vary according to student need. Open to students of junior or senior classification who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program and with approval of department head.

EDUC 4304. Early Childhood Environment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of classroom management, including the physical environment and use of centers, for diverse groups of early elementary students. A lab and documentation of directed field experiences are required. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in READ 4310, EDUC 3310(or completion), and EDUC 4315.

EDUC 4305. Content Area Instruction in Bilingual Classrooms. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of curriculum requirements as applicable to bilingual education, language concepts and proficiencies needed for teaching language arts, math, science and social studies in bilingual classrooms. Students will evaluate commercial and research-based programs in order to adapt materials for students with varying degrees of language and literacy proficiency. Field experiences required. Prerequisites: Admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program, EDUC 3310, EDUC 3315, READ 3311, and READ 3351 or READ 3356. Proficiency in Spanish.

EDUC 4315. EC - 8 Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Overview of developmentally appropriate curriculum adhering to state and national standards for grades EC - 8. Prerequisites: Admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3330, and concurrent enrollment in READ 4310 and EDUC 3310 (or completion).

EDUC 4330. Application of Effective Teaching Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Documented field-based experiences are provided in school settings where students will plan and deliver units of instruction, examine various models of instruction, analyze classroom management strategies, and demonstrate competencies in effective teaching practices. Prerequisites: EDUC 3330 and READ 3351/READ 3356.

EDUC 4335. Issues of Professionalism. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students synthesize and validate concepts encountered during clinical teaching. Prerequisites: Admission to Clinical Teaching and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4690(or equivalent).

EDUC 4383. Internship for Classroom Teaching. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 9 Hours).

This internship includes supervised, field-based activities in public school classrooms. Major emphasis is placed on the development of instructional strategies and professional practicies designed to improve teaching performance. Students are required to conduct a reflective analysis of their teaching performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Field experience fee $75.

EDUC 4690. Clinical Teaching. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 40 Hours).

Supervised clinical teaching in the public schools at the appropriate level. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in content, the application of best practices, and classroom management strategies. Prerequisites: Admission to Clinical Teaching and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4335(or equivalent). Passing scores on required certification exams.

EDUC 5085. Education Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

Presentation of project proposal, implementation, and conclusions. Must be repeated a minimum of 3 times for 1 hour credit each semester to complete masters project. Student must be continuously enrolled until the graduate project is completed.

EDUC 5086. Special Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

Open to graduate students who are capable of developing a problem independently. Problems chosen by the student and approved in advance by the instructor. Prerequisite: Graduate major in Education.

EDUC 5088. Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Scheduled when the student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until the thesis is completed. Prerequisites: EDUC 5398, 5357, and consent of major professor.

EDUC 5301. Readings in Professional Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of current issues in the professional development of educators. Topics include models of professional development, impact of professional development on public school student achievement, effective evaluation of professional development, and identification of best practice in writing and evaluating research with an emphasis on literature reviews.

EDUC 5302. Cultural Diversity in Schools and Communities. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of various dimensions of culture related to teaching, learning, and support services in the community. Topics of study will include ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, gender, religion, age, and exceptionality.

EDUC 5303. Foundations of Curriculum. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the philosophical, historical, psychological and social foundations of curriculum. Analysis and interpretation of theoretical research is required. Students must complete this course within the first twelve semester hours of graduate study. TMATE students will enroll in this course immediately following completion of certification requirements.

EDUC 5304. Human Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Increasing the understanding of human behavior with emphasis on the child, adolescent, and adult learner. An examination of the social and cultural forces in the formation of personality, the self, and roles in group membership.

EDUC 5307. Adult Learners. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the theory and research pertaining to adult learners. Topics for study include the characteristics of adult learners, human performance improvement, instructional and assessment strategies that are effective with adults, technology applications for instructional delivery, and program assessment. Students may not count both EDUC 5307 and EDTC 5307 for credit toward a degree.

EDUC 5310. Foundations of Elementary and Middle School Curriculum. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the elementary and middle school curricula, including English language arts and reading; mathematics; life, earth and physical science; social sciences; fine arts; health and physical education. Additional topics include the state adopted curriculum, local school instructional programs and national/state assessment programs. Field experience is required. Prerequisites: admission to the College of Graduate Studies; pending admission to the alternative teacher certification program at Tarleton.

EDUC 5311. Methods of Effective Teaching. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A study of the research on effective teaching practices with an emphasis on direct instruction. Additional topics of study include mastery learning, assessment of learning and use of assessment to guide instruction. Students will apply technology and effective teaching practices to the design and delivery of instruction. Technology lab is required. Prerequisite: admission to the alternative teacher certification program at Tarleton. Lab fee $10.

EDUC 5312. Seminar in Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An integrated approach to teaching Social Studies through the application of the writing process, reading/writing connections, and children's literature. Prerequisite: 18 hours of professional education course work.

EDUC 5314. Creating and Managing the Learning Environment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A study of the research on creating and maintaining a positive learning environment. Additional topics for study include: cultural dimensions of classroom management; motivating student achievement; fostering cooperation among students; reinforcing appropriate behavior; ethics and law governing teacher-student relations. Students will apply teaching and classroom management practices in a clinical laboratory setting. Prerequisite: admission to the alternative teacher certification program at Tarleton. Course fee $15.

EDUC 5320. Issues in the Education of Children. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The examination of issues related to the education of young children. Course content includes: applying stage development and learning theories to develop instructional strategies and classroom management practices; cultural and individual differences; teaching English language learners and learners with special needs. Prerequisite: admission to the alternative teacher certification program at Tarleton.

EDUC 5321. Issues in the Education of Adolescents. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The examination of issues related to the education of adolescents. Course content includes: applying stage development and learning theories to develop instructional strategies and classroom management practices; cultural and individual differences; the adolescent subculture and factors that place adolescents at risk; teaching English language learners and learners with special needs. Prerequisite: admission to the alternative teacher certification program at Tarleton.

EDUC 5322. Teaching Math and Science in the Elementary School. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An advanced study of methods and materials for the teaching of math and science. Emphasis will be on helping teachers become more effective in teaching math and science by developing questions, investigations, speculations, and explorations that reflect not only the content of each area of study, but the process involved in learning.

EDUC 5334. Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An advanced study will be made of early childhood education curriculum and practices. An examination will be made of current trends in early childhood curriculum with an emphasis on the modifications needed to ensure the success of all young children. Prerequisite: 18 hours of professional educational course work.

EDUC 5338. Curriculum Design and Implementation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The curriculum selection, design, implementation, and evaluation processes within the classroom and school district settings are examined. Factors that influence the curriculum decision-making process and a review of theories of curriculum development will be researched. Curriculum alignment and curriculum auditing will be major emphases of this course.

EDUC 5340. Teaching English as a Second Language. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of theory, research, and practice as it relates to English language learners. This course will provide an overview of the various methods and philosophies of English language instruction. The course will focus on the best practices for developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills with English language learners.

EDUC 5341. Language and Literacy Development in Young Learners. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of the interrelatedness between language acquisition and literacy development. This course will review the multiple perspectives on developing English language literacy with English language learners that come from bilingual and multilingual homes. The course will focus on best practices for assessing and developing literacy in English Language Learners.

EDUC 5342. English as a Second Language Content Area Instruction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of best practices for integrating English language instruction with content-based ESL instruction in science, mathematics and social sciences for non-English speaking students. This course will focus on content specific strategies and sheltered English instruction.

EDUC 5345. Advanced Instructional Strategies. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The derivation of appropriate methods and techniques from basic principles of learning. The development of working skills needed in cooperative planning, selecting, and organizing teaching materials, utilization of the environment, individual and group guidance, and evaluation activities.

EDUC 5350. Assessment Issues for Educational Leaders. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The examination of assessment as a process with emphasis on assessment of student achievement and on data interpretation for the purpose of improving instruction.

EDUC 5355. Effective Instructional Programming. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of research-based best instructional and curricular practices and the evaluation and enhancement of instructional and curricular programs related to identified best practices.

EDUC 5360. The Gifted Learner. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An in-depth study of the characteristics and needs of gifted and talented students as they relate to both school and family settings. Different models and programs for gifted education will be studied. Formal and informal identification procedures will be examined in line with federal and state guidelines.

EDUC 5362. Creativity in the Classroom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the theories and models of creativity. Emphasis will be given to identifying the creative potential of students in all classrooms. Instructional processes which accommodate the needs of creative learners will be examined and developed. Prerequisite: EDUC 5360.

EDUC 5364. Curriculum and Materials Development for the Gifted Learner. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A comparison of regular and gifted curricula with a focus on developing an interdisciplinary curriculum for gifted learners. Students will examine and evaluate existing materials and equipment which support instruction for the gifted in both regular and special programs. One focus will be on developing and evaluating teacher constructed materials. Prerequisite: EDUC 5360.

EDUC 5366. Instructional and Evaluation Methods for the Gifted Learner. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Methods of determining specific learning styles and talents will be learned, with emphasis placed on implementing appropriate instruction for programs. Methods and tools of informal and formal evaluation and assessment will be examined. Prerequisites: EDUC 5360 and 5364.

EDUC 5369. Practicum in Gifted Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 7 Hours).

Supervises professional activities in gifted and talented programs. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in the process of delivering a synergistic gifted and talented program. Prerequisites: Successful completion of EDUC 5360, 5362, 5364, and 5366. Field experience fee $50.

EDUC 5390. Selected Topics in Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of different topics each semester with a focus on such subjects as the gifted student, the education of culturally disadvantaged, teacher evaluation, or other selected topics concerning the teaching/learning process. This semester may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

EDUC 5398. Techniques of Research. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Fundamental concepts and tools of research applied to psychological and educational problems. Rationale of research, analysis of problems, library skills, sampling, appraisal instruments, statistical description and inference, writing the research report, and representative research designs.

EDUC 5399. Internship in Teaching. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 7 Hours).

supervised field-based experience in classroom teaching. Interns must demonstrate proficiency in applying effective teaching practices and classroom management strategies in a school classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to a teacher certification program at Tarleton; satisfactory performance in the professional development courses preceding the internship. May be repeated for credit. Field experience fee: $75.

EDUC 5695. Practicum in Clinical Teaching. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 18 Hours).

Supervised practicum in clinical teaching in the public schools at the appropriate level. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the application of effective instructional practices and classroom management strategies. Prerequisite: Admission to the TMATE Practicum in Clinical Teaching.