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1103 - Introduction to Education - 3 credit hours
Overview of schooling; family structures and circumstances and their impact on learning; society, and education; influence of cultural background and socioeconomic status on child development and learning; litigation and legislation related to schools.

2003 - Applied Learning in Early Childhood Care & Development - 3 credit hours
Essentials needed for successful involvement with children from various socioeconomic and cultural groups at the preschool level, including: philosophy, teaching methods, and materials providing optimum learning experiences for the child under 5 years of age.

2113 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Education - 3 credit hours
Study of the historical movements of Western thought that have shaped contemporary educational theory and practice in the United States. Includes analysis of the underlying philosophical themes revealed in the current structure and content of primary, middle level, and secondary education. Students develop competency in analyzing, developing, and composing a personal philosophy of education.

Required of all students who wish to be admitted into the Education Program. Testing fees may be involved if the student does not already have passing scores in required entrance exam(s). Corequisite or Prerequisite:  EDUC 1103.

2203 - Music Education P-5 - 3 credit hours
Teaching methods and materials for class room teachers in the elementary grades for integration of music into teaching strategies with emphasis given to multiple intelligence theory. Music foundational concepts that pertain to pitch, rhythm, scales, harmony, and keyboard orientation are included. Also listed as MUSC 2203. Course Rotation: Fall.

2243 - Children's Literature - 3 credit hours
Reading and evaluation of books and related materials for children in grades P- 5. A review of the interests and needs of children at different ages. Discussion of issues in children's reading. Provides up to four hours classroom work with children and 15 hours of practical work in a simulated elementary classroom and environment.

2393 - Capstone Field Experience - 3 credit hours
Required work experience in an occupational area related to the field of Early Childhood Care and Development. Students must have a total of 120 clock hours worked and produce a scholarly paper and reflective journal related to the work experience. The capstone field experience can be taken only during one of the student's last two semesters at Lindsey Wilson. Grading: Credit/No Credit.

2613 - Art Education P-5 - 3 credit hours
An increased understanding of visual art with emphasis on evaluation and use of media and materials, and development of skills for teaching and assessing creative problem-solving activities that are developmentally appropriate in appreciation, production, and integrated art lessons. Also listed as ART 2613. ($20 lab fee) Recommended for Art Education majors: Design and Art History. Recommended for P-5 Education majors: Understanding Art and Teaching Language Arts. Course rotation: Typically offered each semester.

2713 - Introduction to Educational Technology - 3 credit hours
Introduces the student to the theory and practice of instructional technology from historical and pragmatic perspectives. Studies the context and rationale for technology infusion in education, the definition of instructional technology, its development in practice, the history of the field and current trends and issues. Students develop competencies in educational technology appraisal, technologically mediated communication and research, and the selection, development and application of multimedia to instruction. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Education Division or instructor's permission.

2243 - Children's Literature - 3 credit hours
Reading and evaluation of books and related materials for children in grades P- 5. A review of the interests and needs of children at different ages. Discussion of issues in children's reading. Provides up to four hours classroom work with children and 15 hours of practical work in a simulated elementary classroom and environment.

3123 - Principles of Lifelong Learning - 3 credit hours
A study of psychology's role in the understanding of human growth and development and its effect on learning. Students will become conversant with prevalent learning theories, experimental findings, and other data applicable to teaching and learning in the education profession. Students will integrate and apply the course knowledge base through case studies and application in K-12 educational settings. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and EDUC 1103.

3143 - The Exceptional Child - 3 credit hours
The social, psychological, and physiological aspects of the mentally retarded, the gifted, and the visually, aurally, physically, emotionally, and neurologically disabled. Observation hours required. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and junior standing or instructor's permission.

3213 - Teaching Language Arts - 3 credit hours
Principles, problems, materials, media, and techniques involved in teaching speaking, listening, and writing skills in the elementary schools. Computer software designed for language arts instruction will be applied and evaluated. Class room observation in public schools required. Prerequisite: EDUC 1103. Corequisite: EDUC 2113.

3223 - Teaching Reading P-5 - 3 credit hours
Reading methods, materials, and media for grades P-5 with special emphasis on theories of reading acquisition and development, multi-cultural experiences, and computer use in reading.  Observation hours required. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3213.

3233 - Methods/Materials P-5 Math - 3 credit hours
Evaluation of materials and techniques in teaching children arithmetic, with emphasis on the organization of subject matter, activities involved in arithmetic, and diagnosis and remedial instruction. Computer software designed for mathematics instruction will be applied and evaluated. Observation hours required. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program, MATH 2213, MATH 2223 and EDUC 3213.

3303 - Adolescent Psychology - 3 credit hours
The study of developmental processes, behavior, and thinking of children during adolescence. Also listed as HS 3303 and PSYC 3303. Observation hours required. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and Junior standing or instructor's permission.

3313 - Literature for Grades 5-9 - 3 credit hours
Reading and evaluation of books and related materials for children in grades 5-9. Identification and discussion of the types of children's literature. Provides up to four hours classroom work with children and 10 hours practical work in a simulated middle school environment. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3213.

3323 - Teaching Reading 5-12 - 3 credit hours
Reading methods, materials, and media for grades 5-12 with special emphasis on theories of reading acquisition and development, multi-cultural experiences, and computer use in reading. Observation hours required. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3213 or EDUC 3403.

3403 - Fundamentals of Secondary Education - 3 credit hours
Introduces the student to the historical role and contemporary practices of secondary education in U.S. society. Topics include: theories underlying secondary curriculum and instruction; generic teaching methods; issues in student diversity; and instructional technology. Students develop competencies in standards-based lesson/unit planning and lesson presentation. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDUC 2113.

3423 - Curriculum and Methodology in Secondary Schools - 3 credit hours
In-depth study of discipline-specific principles of secondary curriculum and instruction. Topics include: theory and standards organizing disciplinary scope and sequence; preparation of activities, lessons and unit plans; micro-teaching; and the study and application of integrative principles and techniques. Students develop competencies in disciplinary curriculum design and expand repertoire of assessment and instructional strategies appropriate to their content area. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3403.

3623 - Art Education 6-12 - 3 credit hours
Class includes: exploration of art education curricula and instructional methodology for grade 6-12; understanding visual development and the use of appropriate materials and processes for grades 6-12; surveying and development of curriculum materials, including lessons and develop teaching skills; and using performance-based assessment through portfolios, journals, observation, interviews, and structured discussion groups. Also listed as ART 3623. Observation hours required. Prerequisites: ART 1213, 2163, and 2613, or permission of instructor. Course rotation: Offered as needed.

4243 - Methods/Materials P-5 Science - 3 credit hours
Course includes interpreting children's science experiences and guiding development of their scientific concepts; and a briefing of science content material and its use for children Computer software designed for science instruction will be applied and evaluated. Observation hours required. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3213.

4253 - Methods/Materials P-5 Social Studies - 3 credit hours
Course explores the development of methods, materials, and principles of instructional strategies for teaching social studies in elementary schools. Computer software designed for social studies instruction will be applied and evaluated. Observation hours required. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3213.

4263 - Classroom Management P-9 and P-12 - 3 credit hours
Designed to develop techniques for establishing rules and procedures used in establishing and maintaining a safe learning environment. Included are discipline strategies and an introduction to the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program, EDUC 3213 and EDUC 3223 or EDUC 3323 or 3403.

4333 - Curriculum and Methodology in the Middle Grades - 3 credit hours
The study of the philosophies and organization of instruction in the middle grades, methods for the teaching majors, discipline strategies, and classroom management techniques. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program, EDUC 3213 and EDUC 3323.

4463 - Classroom Management 5-9 and 8-12 - 3 credit hours
Acquaints the student with classroom organization, discipline strategies, and classroom management techniques. Designed as a culminating experience prior to student teaching that prepares students for effective classroom management in rural/small-school settings. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3403.

4600 - Supervised Student Teaching P-5, 5-9, 8-12, P-12 ART or P-12 PE/Health - 12 credit hours
The student-teacher is expected to observe systematically expert teaching and to engage, under supervision, in the conduct of class sessions. The student-teacher also is expected to acquire skills in, and familiarity with, the co-curricular activities of a teacher. Personal and group conferences and systematic supervision by faculty members are part of this requirement. Open only to students who have been approved for this part of the program. Corequisite: EDUC 4603. Grading: Credit/No Credit.

4603 - P-5, 5-9, 8-12, and P-12 Practicum - 3 credit hours
Taken during the student teaching semester, this course studies  the curriculum, methods, media, computer software materials, and instructional procedures in the content areas in secondary education with an emphasis on field experience. Corequisite: EDUC 4493.

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