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Professional Semester I (PS I)

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