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ED 110 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING (3)
Required of all students seeking elementary, early human development and learning, or secondary teacher licensure. This course is designed to provide entry-level experiences into the work of the schools, the role of the teacher, and the school environment. Students will study the teaching profession itself and its influences, including political and legal aspects, as well as historical and sociological factors. Students will examine how these factors have shaped, and continue to shape, American education. Students will also study national and state curriculum development in grades K-12 and study curriculum implementation in real classroom settings.

Field experience will consist of 20 hours in local public schools. An observational/ reflection journal will be documented and maintained by the student. (Fall, Spring.)

ED 140 CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY STUDIES (2)
The class assists the student in understanding the community relationship to the school. Nurturing parent and family relationships is essential to the classroom teacher. Methods and procedures for organizing and providing public school relations will be emphasized. 10 hours of community field studies. Prerequisites: ED 110, PY 101 (Fall, Spring)

ED 201 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
Human behavior in educational situations presented through various approaches to teaching. Empirical evidence of the development of learning and motivation will be studied, as will the implications of theory and research on educational practice. Emphasis will be placed upon the use of statistics in both descriptive and inferential applications. Prerequisites: ED 110 and PY 101 (Fall, Spring)

ED 230 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (1)
Instructional Technology introduces prospective teachers to various computer hardware and software that may be used in the classroom to augment resources, enhance learning, and better meet the individual needs of students. Prerequisites: In order to register for this course, the student must have completed the following courses: ED 110 and CA 218. (Fall, Spring)

ED 320 SURVEY OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (2)
Includes the study of the developmentally-delayed, behaviorally-disordered, communication disordered, learning-disabled, physically-handicapped and health impaired, visually-handicapped, and gifted as these affect the teacher in the classroom setting. Prerequisites: ED 201, ** (Fall, Spring)

ED325 GEOGRAPHY FOR TEACHERS (3)
This course is designed to develop basic geography skills to enhance the study of Physical and cultural geography. Through the study of the world’s regions, students will have the opportunity to expand their understanding of different people and cultures. Students will use knowledge of geography to explain the web of relationships among people, places and environments. (Fall, Spring)

ED 340 TEACHING READING (2)
Methods and materials for teaching reading. Field experience, including work with computer technology, is required. Ten (10) hours of field experience are required. Prerequisites: ** and have completed or be enrolled in E/LS 312. (Fall, Spring)

ED 350 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT (3)
The language development of children is the main focus of this course. How children progress through language acquisition and relate it to reading and writing approaches are discussed. Methods of teaching beginning phonics and reading will be presented utilizing a balanced literacy approach. 15 field experience hours in a public school required. Prerequisite: ED 201 ** (Fall, Spring)

ED 355 READING IN THE CONTENT AREA (3)
Provides the prospective teacher in grades 6-12 with the basic principles of reading, including diagnosis and remediation, as well as methods for assisting secondary students in better understanding of reading assignments in the content area. Ten 10) hours of field experience are required. Prerequisite: ** (Spring)

ED 370 TEACHING MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE (3)
Teaching Mathematics and Science in elementary classrooms includes methods and materials for teaching mathematics and science. The emphasis is on developing children’s problem-solving strategies, skills, and abilities, and on promoting active science and mathematics investigation. Multiple perspectives and approaches to planning, teaching, and assessing science and mathematics in the elementary classroom are explored and practiced. Fifteen (15) hours of field experience, including work with computer technology, is required. Prerequisites: ** and completion of the ACR math and science requirements. (Fall, Spring)

ED 380 MATH, SCIENCE, AND SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS (3)
Materials and methods for teaching math, science, and social studies in a foundational approach will be utilized. Thematic teaching and planning is stressed. Practical experiences with all three subjects are required. Fifteen (15) field experience hours in a public school required. Prerequisite: ED 201 **

ED 385 METHODS OF TEACHING IN GRADES 6-12 (3)
Assists the student seeking secondary certification on developing a personal understanding of general and specific methods for teaching in a middle or secondary school. This course will include a close study of teaching practices and procedures appropriate for each student’s specific content area. ED 385 students will complete 15 field experience hours in a local public secondary school classroom and will teach three lessons to these middle or secondary students. Emphases will include aligning lesson plans with national and state curriculum standards as well as meeting the needs of diverse learners in the middle or secondary classroom. Prerequisite: ** (Fall, Spring)

ED 410 METHODS OF INTEGRATING AND TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (3)
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the learner with the theory, principles, goals, and methods of integrating the elementary curricula using language arts and social studies as the organizing concepts. The IRA/NCTE and NCSS curricular standards serve as the core. Writing workshop, inquiry as a curricular framework, collaborative learning, the use of technology, and sensitivity to multi-cultural differences are stressed. Strategies for meeting the needs of all learners are included. Fifteen (15) hours of field experience required. Prerequisites: ** and have completed E/LS 312, ED 230, and ED 340. (Fall, Spring)

ED 419 Classroom Management (3)
Classroom management strategies are explored to enable students to provide an effective learning environment, prevent misbehaviors, and deal with problem situations as they occur. Case studies are explored and dissected to prepare students for the development of their Classroom Management Plan (see rubric), as well as implementation of their management plan during their 10 hours of field experience.
Prerequisite: TEP admitted (Fall/Spring)

ED 420 MANAGING SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (2) Classroom management methods for the primary grades are emphasized. Organization and planning center on safety issues in the classroom, playground, field trips, etc. Emphasis will be placed on organizational tools to manage an environment for primary children. Prerequisites: ED 320, ED 350 **

ED 423 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION (3)
This secondary course provides an in-depth study of the major concepts related to measurement and evaluation in the classroom. A knowledge of the uses for descriptive and inferential statistics is essential. Prerequisite: ** (Fall)

ED 425 EARLY CHILDHOOD METHODS AND LITERACY ASSESSMENT (2) Methodologies for assessing language and reading acquisition during the learning process are examined. Actual testing scenarios in the primary grades will be provided utilizing mini case study methods. Fifteen (15) field experience hours in a public school required. Prerequisites: ED 320, ED 350 ** (Fall, Spring)

ED 430 LITERACY ASSESSMENT (2)
Students will examine methods and instruments for assessing learners and literacy development with an emphasis on those learners who are grappling with literacy. The students will also learn how to link the results of assessment with classroom practice. Fifteen (15) hours of field experience are required. Prerequisites: ** and completion of ED 340 or ED 355 (Fall, Spring)

ED 433 METHODS OF TEACHING IN KINDERGARTEN (2)
Theories, methods, materials, and procedures as these apply to the education of kindergarten children. The course includes observation experiences with kindergarten children to enhance knowledge of pedagogy. Ten (10) hours of field experience required. Prerequisites: ** and completion of ED 340 (Fall, Spring)

ED 435 POLICIES/LAW (3)
This course will provide a study of the laws related to general education and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) that govern the operation and conduct of their organizations as they face a highly litigious society. The legal principles that affect the operation, organization, and administration of school systems will be discussed. Future teachers in regular or special education will gain knowledge about legal issues that help them in effectively performing their professional duties within the boundaries of current case law while acting en loco parentis (in lieu of the parent) for students. No field service requirement for this class. Prerequisites: Students enrolling in ED435 will have completed PY 311 and PY 321 and be admitted in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) and an overall required GPA of 2.75. (Fall)

ED 440 STUDENT TEACHING IN GRADES PreK-3 (12)
The practicum is designed to aid the prospective pre-school teacher in development of methods and skills for guiding children in the learning process. Practical experience at two grade levels will be provided. Mentors and TWC supervisors will guide and assist the pre-service teacher toward success in the classroom. Prerequisites: Approval of the Teacher Education Committee, **, Documentation that the student has passed all required PRAXIS exams. Must be taken concurrently with ED 475. (Fall, Spring)

ED445 STUDENT TEACHING IN GRADES K-5 (12)
Designed to aid the prospective kindergarten, elementary, or middle school teacher in the development of skills and techniques necessary for guiding children in the learning process through practical experience in actual teaching. Experience will be required in kindergarten and a middle grade. Prerequisites: Approval of the Teacher Education Committee, **, Documentation that the student has passed all required PRAXIS exams. Must be taken concurrently with ED 475. (Fall, Spring)

ED 451 PRACTICUM IN SECONDARY EDUCATION (3)
Practicum in Secondary Education provides students seeking secondary certification with extensive field experience (20 hours) in a local secondary public school classroom. Students will learn to plan lessons in alignment with Tennessee State Curriculum Standards, and they will experience teaching at least three of these lessons to secondary students. ED 451 students will maintain a reflective field experience journal. Prerequisite: ** (Fall, Spring)

ED 455 STUDENT TEACHING IN GRADES 6-12 (12)
Designed to aid the prospective secondary teacher in the development of skills and techniques necessary for guiding secondary students in the learning process through practical experience in actual teaching in his or her major area. Experience will be required in two classroom settings. Prerequisites: Approval of the Teacher Education Committee, **, Documentation that the student has passed all required PRAXIS exams. Must be taken concurrently with ED 475. (Fall, Spring)

ED 460 STUDENT TEACHING IN GRADES K-12 (12)
Designed to aid the prospective teacher in the development of skills and techniques necessary for guiding K-12 students in the learning process through practical experience in actual teaching in his or her major field. Experience will be required in two classroom settings. Attendance is required at a weekly campus seminar. Prerequisites: Approval of the Teacher Education Committee, **. Documentation that the student has passed all required PRAXIS exams. Must be taken concurrently with ED 475. (Fall, Spring)

ED 475 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR (3)
This capstone seminar is designed to accompany and enhance the student teaching experience. Seminar topics and discussions are directly related to the experience. Seminar topics and discussions are directly related to the experiences that student teachers are having in the elementary and secondary school classroom. The seminar meets once per week on campus. Prerequisites: Approval of the candidate’s Teacher Education Committee and admission to the Student Teaching Program. Must be taken concurrently with either ED 440, 445, 447, 455, 460. (Fall, Spring)

** A student must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP) in order to enroll in these courses.