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    • ECED-0001 Early Childhood Block I
    • ECED-0002 Early Childhood Block II
    • ECED-0003 Early Childhood Block III
    • ECED-3214 Exploratory Activities in Music and the Fine Arts
      Description

      An introductory course that surveys methods and activities to teach fundamental skills in movement/dance/drama, art and music in the early childhood/elementary curriculum. Field experience required. Admission to Teacher Education. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 3271, ECED 3282 and READ 3251, or with Advisor approval.

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    • ECED-3271 Integrating Curriculum, Instruction, and Classroom Management for Pre K-5 Classrooms
      Description

      Students will examine theories and models for designing curriculum, instruction, and classroom management in Pre-K through fifth grade classrooms. Students will also observe and apply these theories and models during a field based experience.

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    • ECED-3282 Practicum I
      Description

      Students are placed in a designated early childhood/elementary site. Requirements include observing children and planning and implementing learning activities with the guidance of a qualified supervisor. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 3214, ECED 3271 and READ 3251 or with advisor approval.

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    • ECED-4251 Assessment and Correction Mathematics Education
      Description

      Overviews development of acquisition of mathematical concepts. The assessment/correction process is examined. Teaching strategies appropriate to children with learning difficulties are described. Individual assessment and analysis of a particular child's mathematical problems, including teaching to this analysis are developed in case study form. Current research on teaching mathematics to children with special needs is examined. Knowledge of teaching strategies and the assessment/correction process will be applied during field experience. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4284, READ 3263 and READ 4251 or with advisor approval.

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    • ECED-4251L Assessment and Correction Clinical Lab
      Description

      This course requires the supervised and coordinated diagnosing and correcting of students in K-5 classrooms. The lab experiences shall require demonstration of the content knowledge and pedagogical skills acquired in ECED 4251 - Assessment and Correction in Mathematics Education.

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    • ECED-4261 Teaching Content and Process: Social Studies Education
      Description

      Students will examine the current content and methodology of social studies education for young learners (grades P-5). Students will design and implement learning experiences that incorporate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for an elementary social studies program. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4262, ECED 4263, ECED 4283, and READ 3262 or with Advisor approval.

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    • ECED-4262 Teaching Content and Process: Science Education
      Description

      Students will examine content, methodology, skills, and materials used to teach science to children in grades P-5 by means of course discussions and assignments, field placements/assignments and course readings. Emphasis will be placed on developmentally appropriate practices and integration with mathematics and other appropriate subject areas.

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    • ECED-4263 Teaching Content and Process: Science Education
      Description

      Mathematics education content, methods and materials which are appropriate for the cognitive development of the young child from Pre-K to Grade 5 will be investigated. Students will apply knowledge of content, methods and materials during field experience. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4261, ECED 4262, ECED 4283 and READ 3262 or with advisor approval.

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    • ECED-4283 Practicum II
      Description

      Students are placed in a designated early childhood/ elementary site. Requirements include observing children and planning and implementing learning activities with the guidance of a qualified supervisor. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4261, ECED 4262, ECED 4263 and READ 3262 or with advisor approval.

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    • ECED-4284 Practicum III
      Description

      Application for field experience required prior to enrollment. Students are placed in a designated early childhood/elementary site. Requirements include observing children and planning and implementing learning activities with the guidance of a qualified supervisor.

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    • ECED-4285 Special Topics
      Description

      Titles and descriptions of specific courses to be inserted at time of offering. May be repeated for credit.

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    • ECED-4286 Teaching Internship
      Description

      Students will be involved 15 weeks (one semester) in a full-time, supervised and directed classroom setting. Application to field experience required prior to enrollment Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4289; a practicum/intership fee will be charged.

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    • ECED-4287 Teaching Internship I
      Description

      Students will be in a full-time, supervised and directed classroom setting. Application to field experience required prior to enrollment Provisionally certified students only. A practicum/internship fee will be charged.

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    • ECED-4288 Teaching Internship II
      Description

      Students will be in a full-time, supervised and directed classroom setting. Application to field experience required prior to enrollment. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4289.

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    • ECED-4289 Teaching Internship Seminar
      Description

      Designed to engage interns in a critical reflection of issues, topics materials and skills appropriate to their professional development and teaching experience during their internship. Will also serve as a capstone experience for satisfying exit requirements of the program. Must be taken concurrently with ECED 4286 or ECED 4288.

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    • SEED-4238 Instructional Strategies for Secondary English Education
      Description

      This course is designed for investigation, assessment, and research in the teaching of English Language Arts with implications for strategies and curricular needs at the secondary level.

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    • SEED-4238L Instructional Strategies for Secondary English Education Laboratory
      Description

      This course consists of the field experience designed to accompany SEED 4238. Students are expected to spend two full days in a public school placement for fourteen weeks.

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    • SEED-4240 Instructional Strategies for Secondary Mathematics Education
      Description

      Exploration of models, techniques, strategies, formal assessment, and research for teaching secondary mathematics.

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    • SEED-4240L Instructional Strategies for Secondary Mathematics Education I
      Description

      This course consists of the field experience that accompanies SEED 4240. Must be taken concurrently with SEED 4240.

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    • SEED-4242 Instructional Strategies for Secondary Science Education
      Description

      This course is designed to introduce pre-service students to the creative and integrative processes of science and science instruction by focusing attention on problem solving, discovering, and exploring. This course will present various instructional methods that are designed to enhance learning. We will investigate current science education theories and practices. This course will also explore the science curricula and various resources. An additional focus of this course is to help the student develop an effective science teaching style.

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    • SEED-4242L Instructional Strategies for Secondary Science Education Laboratory
      Description

      This course consists of the field experience that accompanies SEED 4242. Must be taken concurrently with SEED 4242.

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    • SEED-4243 Instructional Strategies for Secondary Social Studies Education
      Description

      This course is designed for investigation and assessment of current trends and research in the teaching of social sciences with implications for strategies and curricular needs at the secondary level.

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    • SEED-4243L Instructional Strategies for Secondary Social Studies Education Laboratory
      Description

      This course consists of the field experience that accompanies SEED 4243. Must be taken concurrently with SEED 4243.

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    • SEED-4271 Instruction, Assessment, and Management in the Secondary Classroom
      Description

      Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education program. Teacher candidates will gain knowledge and skills needed for curricular decision-making to develop standards-based instruction and assessments with a student-centered approach. In addition to managing classroom instruction, candidates will learn strategies for managing student behavior and developing effective classroom procedures and routines that establish a positive learning environment. Must be taken concurrently with SEED 4271L.

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    • SEED-4271L Instruction, Assessment, and Management in the Secondary Classroom Lab
      Description

      This course consists of the field experience that accompanies SEED 4271. Must be taken concurrently with SEED 4271.

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    • SEED-4285 Special Topics in Education
      Description

      descriptions of specific courses to be inserted at time of offering. May be repeated for credit.

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    • SEED-4286 Teaching Internship
      Description

      Students will be teaching full-time for one semester in a public school secondary level (grades 6-12) classroom, under the supervision and mentorship of an experienced, qualified classroom teacher.

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    • SEED-4287 Teaching Internship I
      Description

      Teaching one semester in the public schools at the secondary level under the supervision of an experienced, qualified classroom teacher. Seminars are scheduled as an integral part of the student teaching experience. Application for field experience required prior to enrollment. Provisionally certified students only.

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    • SEED-4288 Teaching Internship II
      Description

      Teaching one semester in the public schools at the secondary level under the supervision of an experienced, qualified classroom teacher. Seminars are scheduled as an integral part of the student teaching experience. Provisionally certified students only; taken concurrently with SEED 4289.

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    • SEED-4289 Teaching Internship Seminar
      Description

      Designed to engage interns in a critical reflection of issues, topics, materials, and skills appropriate to their professional development and teaching experience during their internship. Will also serve as a capstone experience for satisfying exit requirements of the program. Taken concurrently with SEED 4286 or SEED 4288.

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    • UTCH-2001 Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
      Description

      The purpose of Step 1 is to have students explore teaching experiences in science or mathematics. Students teach science or mathematics lessons in local elementary classrooms and obtain first-hand experience with planning and implementing inquiry-based curriculum. The instructor introduces students to the theory and practice behind inquiry-based science and mathematics instruction and guides them through the process of designing and preparing to teach lessons. The course requires field experiences at local schools and requires a satisfactory result on the College of Education Criminal Background Check.

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    • UTCH-2002 Inquiry Based Lesson Design
      Description

      Students who want to explore teaching careers become familiar with the middle school setting by observing and discussing the middle school environment, and by teaching several lessons to a middle school class. They build upon and practice lesson design skills that were developed in Step 1 and also become familiar with excellent science and mathematics curricula for the middle school setting. As a result of the Step 2 experiences, students generally are able to make a decision as to whether they want to pursue a pathway to teacher certification through the UTeach program. UTCH 2001 is a prerequisite for this course.

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    • UTCH-3001 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science Education
      Description

      The goal of this course is to develop a powerful tool kit of approaches to knowing and learning in science and mathematics. This course focuses on issues of what it means to learn and know science and mathematics. Prerequisite 2.5 gpa

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    • UTCH-3002 Classroom Interactions
      Description

      This course continues the process of preparing pre-service teaching candidates to teach mathematics and science in secondary settings by providing opportunities to see how theories explored in Knowing and Learning play out in instructional settings. You will design and implement instructional activities informed by your own understanding of what it means to know and learn mathematics and science, and then evaluate the outcomes of those activities on the basis of student artifacts (i.e., what students say, do, or create). Pre-requisite 2.5 gpa.

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    • UTCH-3003 Project Based Instruction
      Description

      The course Project-Based Instruction (PBI) supports continued development as a teacher, building on your previous UTeach courses. PBI provides opportunities to observe and teach in the secondary science or mathematics classroom, continuing field experiences from UTCH 2001, UTCH 2002, and Classroom Interactions. PBI also provides the basis for building on the theoretical knowledge base of the courses Knowing & Learning and Classroom Interactions. This course will also provide opportunities to generate artifacts for a professional portfolio to meet requirements for teacher certification. This course aims to help close the research-practice gap by developing your capacity to identify and evaluate best teaching practices as presented in research literature.

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    • UTCH-3004 Inclusive Secondary Mathematics and Science Classrooms
      Description

      This course engages students in observations, interactions, and analyses of educational issues related to inclusive secondary Mathematics and Science classrooms. The course includes a thorough examination and practice of instructional strategies and accommodations required to meet the needs of students with special needs in inclusion settings. Application of reading and writing strategies to support content acquisition is emphasized. This course will satisfy the requirement of course work in the identification and education of children with special education needs as mandated by Georgia House Bill 671.

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    • UTCH-4000 Apprentice Teaching
      Description

      The course requires Candidates to teach for one full semester in the public schools at the secondary level under the supervision of an experienced, qualified classroom teacher. Weekly 90 minute seminars are scheduled on campus as an integral part of the Apprentice Teaching experience. In a supportive environment Apprentice Teachers share their experiences and work on solutions for difficulties they are experiencing. They learn about legal and logistical issues in teaching, become familiar with how the diverse components of a high school or middle school are organized into a highly effective system, and prepare for the GACE Exams. For their final product, Apprentice Teachers submit a portfolio, which documents their progress toward meeting the GA PSC standards for new teachers.

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  • Masters
    • ECED-6249 Seminar For P-5 Teachers
      Description

      A seminar designed to synthesize the theories, concepts, NBPTS propositions, and instructional strategies that have been learned during the M.Ed. program. A 'capstone' field project with students in a PK-5 setting will be a requirement for this course. This seminar is also designed to enhance skills in critical thinking, comprehension of research, and decision-making as an effective practitioner. A completion of the Master's degree portfolio will also be accomplished in this course. This course should be taken within the last two semesters of graduation.

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    • ECED-6261 Developing Affective Curricula
      Description

      A course designed to facilitate sensitivity to the emotional needs of students, and to plan and implement affective curriculum activities.

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    • ECED-6262 Language Development: Implications for the Childhood Educator
      Description

      Language and its acquisition; studied in relation to mental development and school achievement.

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    • ECED-6271 P-5 School Curriculum
      Description

      A critical study of the design and implementation of curricula in the education of children (Pre-K through fifth grade). Attention is given to historical, philosophical and theoretical perspectives; current national standards; programmatic design and organization; and the use of personnel, materials, and equipment. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and a certification portfolio based on National Board propositions are introduced as the conceptual framework and exit requirement for the M.Ed. program. This course should be taken within the first two semesters of the M.Ed. program.

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    • ECED-6285 Special Topics
      Description

      Titles and descriptions of specific courses to be inserted at time of offering. May be repeated for credit.

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    • ECED-6288 Continuing Practicum
      Description

      Practical experience with students in a PK-5 setting under the supervision of ECED faculty is a prerequisite for this course. (Requires the completion of activities described in the Entry Packet and enrollment during the same semester as ECED 6249 Seminar for Early Childhood Teachers).

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    • ECED-6290 Reading, Interpreting, and Applying Research
      Description

      Introduction to early childhood research, design, and sources of reference.

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    • ECED-7259 Investigating Methods and Materials in Mathematics
      Description

      Concepts and material which are appropriate for mathematics education of Pre K - Grade 5 children will be investigated. In addition, research on the use of process education in these areas will be considered.

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    • ECED-7260 Investigating Methods and Materials in Science
      Description

      Students will examine the research and literature base forming the foundation behind the content, methodology, skills, and materials used to teach science to children in grades P-5.

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    • ECED-7261 Literature for the Young Child
      Description

      This course is designed to give the early childhood educator an opportunity to become acquainted with classic and current literature for children. Emphasis will be given to integrating literature in all curriculum areas (whole language approach).

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    • ECED-7262 Investigating Language Arts
      Description

      This course is designed to assist the teacher in integrating the teaching of language arts including: reading, writing, oral language, listening, as well as viewing and visual representation.

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    • ECED-7263 Writing Across The Curriculum
      Description

      Since writing can be used as a tool for learning, reflection and discovery, students in this course will study a variety of children's writing and will study the writing process (a tool for thinking about writing) and its appropriate use throughout the curriculum.

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    • ECED-7264 Investigating Social Studies Methods
      Description

      Graduate students will critique current methodology, trends, and issues; evaluate strategies for implementing curricular and instructional change; and enrich their decision-making and leadership skills to enhance the elementary (P-5) social studies curriculum.

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    • ECED-7265 Parent Education for Teachers and Child Care Workers
      Description

      An examination of the child from the parental viewpoint. Strong emphasis will be given to changing family structure, family communication, responsibilities of parenting as they relate to teacher education and child care givers. Parenting in high-risk families and children with exceptionalities will be addressed.

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    • ECED-7266 The Young Child: Home and Community
      Description

      This course is designed to aid in the understanding of the effects of home, community and society on the life of young children.

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    • ECED-7267 Teaching Creative Arts
      Description

      Development of the concept that through creative arts children communicate ideas and feelings and develop sensitivity and perception. Emphasis will be given to integration of the creative arts in all curriculum areas.

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    • ECED-7268 Teaching Creative Dramatics
      Description

      The study of creative dramatic techniques for early childhood and elementary age children.

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    • ECED-7271 Diversity and the Classroom for Early Grades P-5
      Description

      Students will examine issues relating to cultural pluralism and global perspectives, equitable education of diverse student populations, and aspects of teacher behavior, cultural variations, and student variations relevant to learning and teaching. Topics will include the theoretical foundations of multicultural education, the importance of cross-cultural communication, and major theoretical and empirical approaches to classroom management. Students will also examine, evaluate, and develop curricular materials, decision making and problem solving skills, and techniques to effectively instruct and manage within learning environments of diverse populations of P-5 students.

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    • ECED-7272 Classroom Management Early Grades (P-5)
      Description

      Students will examine major theoretical and empirical approaches to classroom management, develop appropriate decision making and problem solving skills, and formulate techniques to manage effectively a learning environment for students in grades P-5.

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    • ECED-7273 Family/Community Involvement for School Improvement
      Description

      Family/Community Involvement for School Improvement is designed to acquaint teachers of early childhood and elementary grade children with techniques for working with and involving families and communities. In this course, four areas of parent and community involvement will be emphasized: home-school communication, parent education, volunteerism, and public/community relations.

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    • ECED-7281 Independent Study
      Description

      Preparation of an independent project under the direction of a full-time college faculty member.

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    • ECED-7282 Directed Readings in Education
      Description

      Concentrated readings and review of research studies and literature relative to areas of significance to early childhood education.

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    • ECED-7285 Special Topics
      Description

      Titles and descriptions of specific courses to be inserted at time of offering. May be repeated for credit.

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    • EDME-7271 Elementary Mathematics I
      Description

      This course focuses on preparing K-5 Mathematics Endorsement candidates to: understand and use the major concepts of number and operations in mathematics for K-5, including expressing, transforming, and generalizing patterns and quantitative relationships through a variety of representations; In addition, candidates will: solve problems using multiple strategies, manipulatives, and technological tools; interpret solutions; and determine reasonablesness of answers and efficiency of methods; as well select and use a variety of formative and summative assessment techniques to monitor student progress, gauge students¿ mathematical understanding, and interpret school-based progress. Must be taken concurrently with EDME 7271L.

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    • EDME-7271L Elementary Mathematics I Lab
      Description

      Co-requisite: EDME 7271. Supervised and coordinated series of real applications of the knowledge and skills occurring in actual K-5 classroom settings that allow students to further develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in coursework. Residency experiences shall require demonstration of the content knowledge and pedagogical skills acquired in Elementary Mathematics I.

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    • EDME-7272 Elementary Mathematics II
      Description

      This course focuses on preparing K-5 Mathematics Endorsement candidates to: understand and use the major concepts of probability and data analysis for grades K-5, solve problems using multiple strategies, manipulatives, and technological tools; interpret solutions; and determine reasonableness of answers and efficiency of methods. In addition, this course will nurture collaboration, critical thinking, hands-on exploration, manipulative use, problem-based inquiry, technology utilization, and activity implementation addressing various learning styles; and will select and use a variety of formative and summative assessment techniques to monitor student progress, gauge student¿s mathematical understanding, and interpret school-based progress. Must be taken concurrently with EDME 7272L.

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    • EDME-7272L Elementary Mathematics II Lab
      Description

      Co-requisite: EDME 7272. Supervised and coordinated series of real applications of the knowledge and skills occurring in actual K-5 classroom settings that allow students to further develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in coursework. Residency experiences shall require demonstration of the content knowledge and pedagogical skills acquired in Elementary Mathematics II.

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    • EDME-7273 Advanced Strategies for Teaching Elementary Mathematics
      Description

      Co-Requisiste: EDME 7273L Exploration of techniques and strategies for teaching mathematics in the elementary school, including diversity, data-driven instruction, grouping for instruction, and technology in the classroom.

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    • EDME-7273L Advanced Strategies for Teaching Elementary Mathematics Lab
      Description

      Co-Requisite: EDME 7273 Supervised and coordinated series of real applications of the knowledge and skills occurring in actual K-5 classroom settings that allow students to further develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in coursework. Residency experiences shall require demonstration of the content knowledge and pedagogical skills acquired in Advanced Strategies for Teaching Elementary Mathematics.

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    • EDME-7274 K-5 Mathematics Endorsement Residency
      Description

      Supervised and coordinated series of real applications of the knowledge and skills occurring in actual K-5 classroom settings that allow students to further develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in coursework. Residency experiences shall require demonstration of the content knowledge and pedagogical skills delineated in program content standards. Authentic residency ex-periences shall occur in candidates assigned classrooms, as well as in settings other than candidates assigned classrooms to ensure experiences with diverse students and with student in the grade levels of the candidates' base certificate. The authentic residency includes a portfolio component. Successful completion of this course will allow previous program completers to convert to the new K-5 Mathematics Endorsement.

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    • EDSE-7271 Life Science For In-Service Elementary Teachers
      Description

      This course is designed to reinforce and extend life science concepts for elementary teachers such that they can then design instruction that is appropriate for elementary students. The course will address basic concepts of life science using investigative, problem solving instruction. Students will be involved in concept building through discussion, laboratory, and field based experiences. Data gathering, analysis, and presentation will be a part of each topic. Additional professional resources from current literature will augment the information provided from the text and classroom discussions.

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    • EDSE-7272 Physical Science for In-Service Elementary Teachers
      Description

      This course is designed to reinforce and extend physical science concepts for elementary teachers such that they can then design instruction that is appropriate for elementary students. The course will address basic concepts of the physical sciences using investigative, problem solving instruction. Students will be involved in concept building through discussion, laboratory, and field based experiences. Data gathering, analysis, and presentation will be a part of each topic. Additional professional resources from current literature will augment the information provided from the text and classroom discussions.

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    • EDSE-7273 Earth and Space Science for In-Service Elementary Teachers
      Description

      This course is designed to reinforce and extend earth science concepts for elementary teachers such that they can then design instruction that is appropriate for elementary students. The course will address basic concepts of the earth sciences using investigative, problem solving instruction. Students will be involved in concept building through discussion, laboratory, and field based experiences. Data gathering, analysis, and presentation will be a part of each topic. Additional professional resources from current literature will augment the information provided from the text and classroom discussions.

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    • EDSE-7274 Pedagogical Strategies and Residency Requirements for Inquiry-Based Elementary Science Instruction
      Description

      Candidates will use current research and literature related to the content, methodology, skills, and appropriate materials to explore various ways to engage K-5 children in learning life, earth, and physical sciences. Instructional approaches will be based on the premises that all students can learn science and that effective science learning occurs when students utilize the various processes of science. Through this course candidates will also develop and complete the authentic residency requirements for completion of the K-5 Science Endorsement as described in PSC Rule 505-3.69. Course prerequisites may all be taken concurrently.

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    • SEED-6111 Introduction to the Secondary School Field Experience
      Description

      This course is a review of general field experience expectations and requirements. Documents and deadlines will be introduced. Upon completion of this course, students will have met the requirements necessary to be placed in a public school setting. This course is designed to serve as a prerequisite for any MAT course in the SEED program that includes a field experience.

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    • SEED-6200 Comprehensive Exam for the Master of Education
      Description

      A comprehensive final examination is administered during the fall or spring semester immediately preceding graduation to all candidates seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. The written exam is administered on the UWG campus in a computer lab.

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    • SEED-6260 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Schools Laboratory
      Description

      This course consists of the field experience designed to accompany the Instructional Strategies content pedagogy course. Students are expected to spend two full days in a public school placement for twelve weeks.

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    • SEED-6261 Instructional Strategies for English Education in Secondary Schools
      Description

      This course is designed for investigation and assessment of and research in the teaching of English with implications for strategies and curricular needs at the secondary level.

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    • SEED-6262 Instructional Strategies for Social Studies Education in Secondary
      Description

      This course is designed for investigation and assessment of and research into the teaching of social studies with implications for strategies and curricular needs at the secondary level.

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    • SEED-6263 Instructional Strategies for Science Education in Secondary
      Description

      This course is designed for investigation and assessment of and research in teaching of science with implications for strategies and curricular needs at the secondary level.

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    • SEED-6264 Inst Strat for Math Ed in Sec
      Description

      This course is designed for investigation and assessment of and research in teaching of mathematics with implications for strategies and curricular needs at the secondary level.

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    • SEED-6285 Special Topics
      Description

      Titles and detailed descriptions of specific courses and associated content to be inserted at time of offering. This course may be repeated for credit.

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    • SEED-7200 Comprehensive Exam for the Master of Education
    • SEED-7220 Intro to the Profession
      Description

      This course is an introduction to teaching in middle and high schools.

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    • SEED-7251 Teaching Geometry in the Secondary School
      Description

      Treats pedagogical methods and content of geometric concepts underlying mathematics programs.

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    • SEED-7252 Environmental Education for Teachers
      Description

      As issue based course dealing with the problems and principles related to the conservation of the environment and global sustainability.

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    • SEED-7261 Advanced Instructional Strategies for English Education
      Description

      Application for field experience required prior to enrollment in MAT section. Designed for investigation and assessment of and research in the teaching of English with implications for strategies and curricular needs at the secondary level.

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    • SEED-7262 Advanced Instructional Strategies for Social Studies Education
      Description

      Application for field experience required prior to enrollment in MAT section. Designed for investigation and assessment of and research in the teaching of social studies with implications for strategies and curriculum needs at the secondary level.

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    • SEED-7263 Advanced Instructional Strategies for Science Education
      Description

      Application for field experience required prior to enrollment in MAT section. This course is designed for the in service teacher of science to extend their theoretical base and provide experience in the teaching of secondary science. Students investigate and assess current trends and research in the teaching of science with implications for strategies and curricular needs at the secondary/post secondary level.

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    • SEED-7264 Advanced Instructional Strategies for Mathematics Education
      Description

      Application for field experience required prior to enrollment in MAT section. Designed for continued professional growth of mathematics teachers as they investigate and evaluate current issues, practices, and resources in mathematics education.

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    • SEED-7266 Advanced Instructional Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom
      Description

      This course is designed for continued professional growth of teachers as they investigate and evaluate best practices in the teaching of English, social studies, science, math, business, or other fields, with a focus on developing instructional strategies and curriculum that maximize the potential of 21st Century technologies to meet the needs of all learners. This course includes a field experience component that focuses on the use of online teaching platforms for instruction.

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    • SEED-7271 Advanced Study of the Secondary School Curriculum
      Description

      In addition to an overview of the history of secondary curriculum programs, significant factors which affect school curriculum are studied. Attention is given to the integration and coordination of curriculum components throughout the secondary school program.

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    • SEED-7281 Independent Project
      Description

      Preparation of an independent project under the direction of a full-time college faculty member.

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    • SEED-7288 Teaching Internship
      Description

      Students will be teaching full-time for one semester in a public school secondary level (6-12) classroom, under the supervision and mentorship of an experienced, qualified classroom teacher.

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    • SEED-7289 Teaching Internship Seminar
      Description

      This course is designed to engage interns in a critical reflection of issues, topics, materials, and skills appropriate to their professional development and teaching experience during their internship. The course will also serve as a capstone experience for satisfying exit requirements of the program.

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    • SEED-7291 Classroom Instruction and Management
      Description

      This course is an introduction to the basics of teaching and learning with an emphasis on establishing decorum and structure in the classroom.

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    • SEED-7291L Classroom Instruction and Management Laboratory
      Description

      This course consists of the field experience that accompanies SEED 7291. Students are expected to spend two full days in a public school placement for twelve weeks: six weeks in a middle school placement and six weeks in a high school placement.

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    • SEED-7500 Diverse Classrooms in a Pluralistic Society
      Description

      This course is designed to analyze and understand social forces influencing education; educational traditions as reflections of diverse cultures; the school and cultural change; and social conflict in the United States. Particular attention is given sociological analysis of teaching and learning in America?s secondary school classrooms, with emphasis on processes of differentiation, stratification, socialization, social organization as well as social relationships in the classroom.

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    • SEED-7560 Contemporary Issues in Secondary Education
      Description

      This course is designed to guide 21st Century teachers in developing perspectives on the influences that affect public secondary schools. Educational problems, trends, and issues will be identified and addressed, especially as they relate to students, teachers, school systems, and American society as a whole.

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  • Doctorate
    • ECED-8271 Advanced Curriculum Seminar
      Description

      An in-depth study in a seminar setting of curriculum trends, problems, and issues facing educators of children in P-5 environments.

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    • ECED-8272 Teacher as Leader
      Description

      Designed to provide students with knowledge of factors and processes related to teacher leadership roles within schools. Topics such as mentoring, peer coaching, community relations, organizational change, and advocacy will be addressed.

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    • ECED-8284 Research Seminar
      Description

      A study of the basic elements of research and research design as it relates to the development of research in early childhood education.

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    • ECED-8297 Professional Seminar
      Description

      A course designed to provide a forum for professional interaction between students and professors on critical issues in the profession. Prerequisite: ECED 8284 Research Seminar

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