EDUCATION

EDUCATION

EDUCATION 2500
Practicum I - Orientation to Teaching

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-60

An introductory Education course with a field experience component to assist students in making a decision concerning admission into the Faculty of Education and to assist the Faculty in determining the appropriateness of the student's admission. Field experience component consists of two three-hour blocks of time in the morning for student assignment to school classrooms.

Prerequisites: Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours) and a GPA of 2.50, calculated on all University of Lethbridge and transferable courses.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Note: Education 2500 must be completed for admission to the Faculty of Education.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Session I.

EDUCATION 2501
APPLIED STUDIES

Practicum I - Orientation to Teaching

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-100

Students complete a minimum of 100 hours as an employee or volunteer in a school setting. The course is similar to Education 2500 but may be particularly appropriate for students employed as teacher assistants or working as volunteers outside of the Lethbridge area.

Prerequisites: Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science and a GPA of 2.50, including all transferable courses.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 2510
APPLIED STUDIES

Work Experience Evaluation

Credit hours: 3.0

Development of a specific learning proposal defining the learning objectives to be achieved and a written/oral evaluation of the work experience in an educational setting. Formal written submission is required to demonstrate ability to apply theory to the work experience.

Corequisite: Education 2500.

Grading: Pass/Fail.


PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER I (PS I) (Fall only)

These components are restricted to students admitted to and registered in PS I. Students must register for the complete package and are assigned to schools for related field experiences.

EDUCATION 3500 - Professional Semester I Practicum

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-125

Students are assigned to schools for approximately 125 hours in a generic practicum to develop and practice skills and knowledge related to on-campus components.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 3501 - Curriculum and Instruction

Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 24-0-0

Interpreting and mapping of pedagogical content knowledge and integrated teaching strategies, with particular focus on meeting learner needs through establishing learner outcomes, lesson and rudimentary unit planning and classroom management.

EDUCATION 3502 - Educational Psychology

Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 24-0-0

Principles of educational psychology applied to classroom applications; includes child development, principles of learning, classroom management and motivation.

EDUCATION 3503 - Language in Education

Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 24-0-0

Understanding the role of language and the language arts in education generally and in instruction across the curriculum (K-12) specifically.

EDUCATION 3504 - Evaluation of Learning

Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 24-0-0

Introduction to a variety of approaches to evaluating student learning.

EDUCATION 3505 - Teaching Seminar

Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-24-0

Understanding the personal and professional nature of teaching; learner and classroom contexts; teaching strategies and teacher development.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 3508 - Communications Technology and Education

Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 24-0-0

Introduction to some of the ways in which electronic and traditional communications technology may be used within the educational system. Five main topics: using a computer/word processing, Internet, video, databases, spreadsheets.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 3599 - Professional Semester I Placeholder

Credit Hours: 15.0


PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER II (PS II) (Spring Only)

The following courses are restricted to students registered in PS II.

Prerequisite: PS I.

EDUCATION 3600 - Professional Semester II Practicum

Credit hours: 4.5
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-150

Student teachers are assigned to schools for approximately 150 hours of teaching experience in a subject-related practicum. Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 3601 - Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Majors

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 39-0-0

The relationship of content and teaching strategies in specific subject majors. For Modern Languages majors, the language of instruction is French.

EDUCATION 3602 - Psychology and Education of Atypical Students in the Regular Classroom

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 39-0-0

An introduction to the characteristics and potentialities of children with special needs, including issues and problems facing educators.

EDUCATION 3603 - Social Context of Schooling

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 39-0-0

Social and cultural influences and issues affecting learning, teaching and the process of schooling.

EDUCATION 3604 - Evaluation of Student Learning

Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 20-0-0

Evaluation of student learning, emphasizing data gathering, summarizing and interpreting data and use of the results to improve curriculum, teaching and guidance.

EDUCATION 3699 - Professional Semester II Placeholder

Credit Hours: 15.0


PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER III (PS III)

Students who have completed PS II will have the opportunity to choose from a number of alternative PS IIIs, including:

  • an Elementary Education PS III;
  • a Secondary Education PS III;
  • a ‘Special Focus’ PS III; or
  • one from a choice of Fine Arts PS IIIs (Art, Dramatic Arts or Music).

PS III is compulsory for all students.

Note: Students should be aware that PS III will be in a school setting for a full semester anywhere in southern Alberta (or beyond, at student request); and students will be responsible for their own accommodations and/or travel expenses.

 

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER III (PS III)
EDUCATION 4571 - Elementary Education Internship (Spring)

Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in an elementary (K-6) school placement; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester II.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Note: Students in the B.F.A. (Arts or Dramatic Arts)/B.Ed. or B.Mus./B.Ed. Combined Degrees who choose to do their internship in an Elementary placement must register in Education 4574 or 4575.

 

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER III (PS III)
EDUCATION 4572 - Secondary Education Internship (Fall)

Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a secondary (Gr. 7-12) school placement; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester II.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Note: Students in the B.F.A. (Art or Dramatic Arts)/B.Ed. or B.Mus./B.Ed. Combined Degrees who choose to do their internship in a Secondary placement must register in Education 4574 or 4575.

 

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER III (PS III)
EDUCATION 4573 - Special Focus Internship (Series)

Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35

Students may complete a special focus internship in: International Education, Native Education, Special/Inclusive Education or Technology in Education.

Series Prerequisite: Professional Semester II.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Early Childhood Education

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school or other early childhood placement; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice; exploration and discussion of selected topics, and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.

Additional prerequisite: Completion of the four course options for students electing to complete a specialization in Early Childhood Education.

Note: All students who elect to complete a specialization in Early Childhood Education must enrol in this special focus.

International Education

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in an international setting: and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.

Additional prerequisite: One of the following courses:

  • Education 4310 - Comparative Studies of Education in Developed and Third World Nations
  • Education 4311 - World Issues and Problems in Education
  • Education 4783 - Culturally Different Students
  • Education 4920 - Study Tour

Native Education (Fall)

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a Native setting; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.

Additional prerequisite: One methods course in Native Education.

Note: All students who are declared Native Education majors must complete their PS III in this special focus.

Niitsitapi

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics, and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.

Additional prerequisite: Admission to the Faculty of Education in the Niitsitapi Program.

Special/Inclusive Education (Spring)

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school placement with emphasis on special/inclusive education; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.

Additional prerequisite: Completion of the four course options for students electing to complete a specialization in Special/Inclusive Education.

Note: All students who elect to complete a specialization in Special/Inclusive Education, must enrol in this special focus.

Technology in Education

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school placement with emphasis on the use of technology in instruction; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.

Additional prerequisite: Completion of the four course options for students electing to complete a specialization in Technology in Education.

Note: All students who elect to complete a specialization in Technology in Education, must enrol in this special focus.

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER III (PS III)
Education 4574 - Fine Arts Internship in Art or Dramatic Arts (Fall)

Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in an elementary or secondary school placement with primary responsibility for teaching art or dramatic arts; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester II.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Note: All B.F.A. (Art or Dramatic Arts)/B.Ed. candidates are required to enrol in this course.

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER III (PS III)
EDUCATION 4575 - Fine Arts Internship in Music (Fall)

Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in an Elementary or Secondary school placement with primary responsibility for teaching music; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester II.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Note: All B.Mus./B.Ed. candidates are required to enrol in this course.

EDUCATION 4599 - Professional Semester III Placeholder

Credit Hours: 15.0

EDUCATION ELECTIVES

EDUCATION 3700
Applied Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Non-Majors (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Relationship of objectives, content, teaching strategies and evaluation in a subject area.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

Note: Students may not complete this course in their major area of study.

Students may complete up to two offerings in Career and Technology Studies (CTS), which will be reflected on their transcript as:

Education 3700 - Curriculum and Instruction for Non-Majors, CTS I

Education 3700 - Curriculum and Instruction for Non-Majors, CTS II

EDUCATION 3801
Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An in-depth study of curriculum and instructional strategies in a specific area of a school-based subject. With permission of the Assistant Dean, Student Program Services, some of these courses may replace the required Curriculum and Instruction course for non-majors.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I (specific offerings may require additional prerequisites).

EDUCATION 3871
Elementary Music Classroom

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Content, philosophical bases, leadership and evaluation skills in the elementary music classroom.

Prerequisite: Education 3700 in Music or a standardized music notation reading test.

EDUCATION 3872
Secondary Music Classroom

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Content, philosophical bases, leadership and evaluation skills in the secondary music classroom.

Prerequisites: Education 3700 in Music and Music 3500.

EDUCATION 3875
Brass and Percussion Methods

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-2-0

Brass and percussion performance teaching skills, brass and percussion curriculum, instrument maintenance and appropriate instructional strategies.

Prerequisite: Education 3700 in Music or a standardized music notation reading test.

Note: Education 3875 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree (except for Music Education majors) if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

EDUCATION 3876
Woodwind and String Methods

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-2-0

Woodwind and string performance teaching skills, woodwind and string curriculum, instrument maintenance and appropriate instructional strategies.

Prerequisite: Education 3700 in Music or a standardized music notation reading test.

Note: Education 3876 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree (except for Music Education majors) if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

EDUCATION 3877
Vocal and Classroom Instruments Methods

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-2-0

Vocal and classroom instruments performance teaching skills, vocal and classroom curriculum, instrument maintenance and appropriate instructional strategies.

Prerequisite: Education 3700 in Music or a standardized music notation reading test.

Note: Education 3877 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree (except for Music Education majors) if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

EDUCATION 4000
Advanced Level Curriculum and Instruction (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An expansion of the content and teaching strategies introduced in Education 3601. Emphasis on the theoretical and research bases of specific subject areas.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester II in that subject area.

EDUCATION 4210
Curriculum Development Seminar (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Examination, design and development of curriculum in a specific area.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester II (specific offerings may require additional prerequisites).

EDUCATION 4220
Curriculum and Administration Seminar (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Development and administration of curriculum at the kindergarten/elementary, middle/junior high, senior high school and adult education levels.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4259
Issues in Educational Media (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Current issues in educational media dependent on student interests and needs and instructor availability. Examples include:

Presentation Media - Application of instructional design principles to the preparation of mediated communications. Guidelines for planning and treatment of messages in any media format.

Planning and Production of Learning Centres - Examination of learning centres as a means for individualizing instruction. Production of a learning centre which illustrates the qualities of effective centre design.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4260
English Language Arts in the Elementary School

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Foundational theory and classroom practices of language arts instruction in the elementary school.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4262
English Language Arts in the Secondary School

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Foundational theory and classroom practices of language arts instruction in the secondary school.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4263
Language Arts Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-20

Assessment and instruction of children who experience difficulty in learning to read and write; participants will design and deliver instruction under supervision in instructional settings.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

Recommended background: One 4000-level course (3.0 credit hours) in Language Arts.

EDUCATION 4265
Children's and Young Adult Literature in the Classroom

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The characteristics, qualities and pedagogical uses of literature for children and young adults.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4269
Issues in Language Arts (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Issues in Language Arts Education, selected according to student interest and available instructor expertise. Examples include: Holistic Approaches to Teaching Language Arts; Language Arts and Special Needs Students; Language Arts and Non-Academic Students; Popular Culture as Literature.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4270
Communication Development: Oral Language

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The nature and development of oracy and implications for care giving and instructional programs in spoken language.

Prerequisite: Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: Education 4270 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

EDUCATION 4271
Teaching Writing in the Schools

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Teaching and practice of writing in the schools.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4272
Teaching English as a Second Language

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Foundations, approaches, methods, techniques, programs and issues pertaining to instructing and evaluating English as a second language.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4310
Comparative Studies of Education in Developed and Third World Nations

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Societies and educational systems of developed Western, developed Socialist and Third World nations.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4311
World Issues and Problems in Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Major factors affecting educational accessibility, achievement, practices, policies, planning and structures from an international perspective.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4320
Education and Society from a Sociological Perspective

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Theories in the sociology of education; relationships between schools and other social institutions; economic, political and socialization functions of schooling; influences upon learning, achievement, evaluation, the curriculum and educational practice; issues of mobility stratification and differential treatment in the classroom.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4321
Social Issues in Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of such factors as the economy, the state, social class, gender, ethnicity, subcultural membership, ideology and the home environment in relation to schooling.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4341
Foundations of Multicultural Education in Canada

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An historical and sociological analysis of Canada's policy of Multiculturalism and multicultural education; multicultural policies and practices in Canadian schools.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4360
Studies in the History of Western Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The influence of race, religion, social class and gender in shaping dominant educational ideas and practices in the Western tradition from ancient times.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4361
History of Canadian Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

History of educational thought and development in Canada.

Prerequisite: Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: Education 4361 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

EDUCATION 4362
Concepts of Childhood in the History of Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Changing perceptions of the nature of childhood within the family, the community and society from antiquity to today; attendant educational theories and practices.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4380
Developing a Philosophy of Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A critical examination of some basic beliefs about what are the sensible, right and good things to do in promoting human learning, using the tools of philosophical reflection.

Prerequisite: Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: Education 4380 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

EDUCATION 4381
Ethics of Teaching

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Ethical problems arising in the context of teaching; a case study approach.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4391
Seminar in Educational Foundations (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Interdisciplinary study of specific topics relevant to educational foundations, dependent on student interest, need and available faculty.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4510
Advanced Practicum (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-100

Optional, intensive experience in the student's major or minor area of study. Approximately 100 hours of school experience arranged individually for each student.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester II.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 4520
Specialized Practicum (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-100

Optional, intensive experience in a specialized area of interest. Approximately 100 hours of school experience arranged individually for each student.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester II.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 4702
Individualizing Instruction in the Regular Classroom

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Assessment and program planning for students with mild learning handicaps and for gifted students within the regular classroom. Principles, conditions and instructional practices relating to the educational progress of such students.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4703
Assessment for Individualized Educational Programming

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-3

Evaluation of the educational abilities, deficits and achievement of atypical students in regular classrooms and segregated settings. Screening, formal and informal measures of achievement, skills, aptitude, performance, attitudes and behaviour. Includes a laboratory component. Relation of assessment to individual planning and instruction.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4709
Issues in Special Education (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Current issues in Special Education.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4726
Native American Culture and Psychological Perspectives in Human Development

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Cultural and psychological perspectives in Native Education. Relationship to contemporary psychological thought and therapies.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4727
Social Issues in Native Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Social issues affecting the education of Native students, including the home and educational environment.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4729
Issues in Native Education (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Current issues in Native Education.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4736
Family and Community Resources in Early Childhood Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The environment in which children develop during their critical years. Role of the family and community resources in relationship to the school.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4737
Psychological Foundations of Early Childhood Education for Teachers

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A teacher-oriented study of child development from birth to puberty, significance of child development in the preschool and early-school years. Importance of directed teaching intervention strategies in language, motor skills and social behaviour for preschool and early-school students.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4738
Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Concepts of early childhood development relating to the curriculum content and methods of instructing young children.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4739
Issues in Early Childhood Education (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Current issues in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4760
Computers in the Classroom

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-3-0

Strategies for effective use of computers in the classroom. Organizing classroom settings to accommodate computer-augmented learning, alternative modes of computer usage, record keeping, management and testing systems, software tools, computer peripherals and hardware configurations. Overview of the Alberta Education in Computer Literacy Project and recommended resources.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4762
Problem Solving with Computers

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-3-0

Teaching of problem-solving techniques and strategies with emphasis on computer-based approaches.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4763
Computer Applications in the Curriculum

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-3-0

Identification and development of teaching strategies and resource materials appropriate for computer problem-solving applications in specific subject majors.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4764
The Internet and Education

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to the services available on the Internet that are of particular interest to teachers and others interested in issues affecting education today. Topics will include email, newsgroups, mailing lists, FTP, and most importantly, the World Wide Web, and students will be engaged in critical discussion of the implications of such developments.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: Education 4764 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Elective courses taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree.

EDUCATION 4765
Multimedia and Learning

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A study of the educational value of multimedia, and the tools commonly associated with multimedia. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to effectively integrate and discuss the role of multimedia in learning, particularly as it applies to Alberta Learning's technology outcomes. Topics include multimedia applications, the value of multimedia for learning, the development of curriculum-based multimedia, principles of design and layout, and the engagement of users in a team approach.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: Credit is not allowed for Education 4765 and Education 4769 (Multimedia Applications in Education).

Education 4765 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

EDUCATION 4766
Web-Based Learning

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The design and development of web sites for the enhancement of personal learning. Students will create a number of web sites that correspond to various topics of personal interest, and which incorporate a variety of psychological learning principles such as semantic mapping, notebook creation and journal writing.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: Credit is not allowed for Education 4766 and Education 4769 (Web-Based Learning).

Education 4766 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

EDUCATION 4767
Web-Based Teaching

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The design and development of web sites for instructional purposes. Students critically review web-based instructional sites, and create a web site that corresponds to an instructional unit and which incorporates a variety of instructional design principles

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: Credit is not allowed for Education 4767 and Education 4769 (Web-Based Teaching).

Education 4767 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

EDUCATION 4769
Issues in Educational Computing (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Issues in educational computing dependent on student interest, needs and availability of faculty resources.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: Education 4769 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

EDUCATION 4782
Issues in School Librarianship (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Knowledge and skills required by teacher-librarians and the role of the school library in resource-based learning. Specific issues will be dependent on student interest, needs and availability of faculty.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester II.

EDUCATION 4783
Culturally Different Students

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Exploring issues dealing with culturally different students in the education system of the majority culture.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4850
Special Topics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Content reflects the unique interests of students and instructors.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

EDUCATION 4920
Study Tour

Credit hours: 3.0

A group tour in Canada or in a foreign country which enables students to broaden their educational studies by examining and/or experiencing other educational and/or cultural institutions and settings.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 4950
Professional Development Topics

Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 20-0-0

This Professional Development course is a series of one-half semester credit offerings (20 hours of instruction) designed to address current topics in Education and meet the specific needs of educators.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester II or admissibility to the Diploma in Education program.

Grading: Pass/Fail or Letter Grading, depending on the section offering. Refer to the current Timetable for section offerings.

Note: Certification as a teacher is the normal prerequisite for admission to these courses. A maximum of two half-credit Professional Development courses (3.0 credit hours) may be credited toward the B.Ed. degree and a maximum of four such courses (6.0 credit hours) toward the M.Ed. degree.

Registration fees are assessed on a full-cost recovery basis. Registration is through the Office of the Associate Dean, Faculty of Education.

EDUCATION 4951
Development Topics for the Diploma in Education (Series)

Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 20-0-0

This Professional Development course is a series of one-half semester credit offerings (20 hours of instruction) designed to meet the specific needs of students in the Diploma in Education program.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to the Diploma in Education program or Professional Semester II.

Grading: Pass/Fail or Letter Grading, depending on the section offering. Refer to the current Timetable for section offerings.

Note: Certification as a teacher is the normal prerequisite for admission to this course. A maximum of two half-credit Professional Development courses (3.0 credit hours) may be credited toward the B.Ed. degree and a maximum of four such courses (6.0 credit hours) toward the M.Ed. degree.

Registration is through ULINK or the Registrar's Office and Student Services.

EDUCATION 4980
Applied Studies

Credit hours: 3.0

Using a suitable employment or volunteer experience as a basis, the student completes a project which relates the experience to the study of education. Students should initially contact the Applied Studies Coordinator for specific information.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

EDUCATION 4990
Independent Study

Credit hours: 3.0

The student undertakes to study independently a topic not covered under regular electives or special topics courses. The student works under the supervision of a Faculty member to develop a proposal and the details of the study. Students should contact Student Program Services in the Faculty of Education for more information.

Prerequisite: Professional Semester I.