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Education (EDUC)

Education (EDUC)
Faculty of 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.
Prerequisite(s):
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.
Prerequisite(s):
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science AND
A GPA of 2.50, calculated on all University of Lethbridge and 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(s):
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
An introduction to knowledge, skills, attitudes, and critical perspectives, for effectively integrating communications technology into teaching and learning.
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(s):
Professional Semester 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

The Educational Psychology of Exceptional Learners
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 exceptional learning needs, including principles and strategies used to meet the needs of students with learning and/or behavioural needs within mixed-ability classrooms.

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:
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(s):
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 an Elementary placement must register in Education 4574 or Education 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(s):
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 Education 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 one of the areas listed below.
Prerequisite(s):
Professional Semester II
Grading: Pass/Fail
 

Special Focus

Career and Technology Studies (CTS) - Trades

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school placement with emphasis on the teaching of the CTS strands (Trades); 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(s):
Education 3700 - CTS Trades, in a strand related to the practicum placement

Career Education

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school placement with emphasis on the teaching of Career 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(s):
An Education course in career education

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(s):
One of 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, or 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(s):
One methods course in Native Education
 
Note:
All students who are declared Native Education majors must complete their Professional Semester 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(s):
Admission to the Faculty of Education in the Niitsitapi program

Specialization

Early Childhood Education (K-3) (Fall)

An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school, grades K-3; 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(s):
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.

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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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.

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(s):
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) (EDUC)
Faculty of Education

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(s):
Professional Semester I
Note:
Students with majors other than Native Education 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 - Applied Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Non-Majors (Series), CTS I
Education 3700 - Applied Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Non-Majors (Series), 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(s):
Professional Semester I
(Additional prerequisites may be specified, including any recommended background, for individual offerings)

Education 3871

Elementary Music Classroom
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
2-2-0
Materials, methods, and strategies used in teaching music in elementary schools.
Prerequisite(s):
Professional Semester II in Music Education

Education 3872

Secondary Music Classroom
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
2-2-0
Materials, methods, and strategies used in teaching music in secondary schools.
Prerequisite(s):
Professional Semester II in Music Education

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(s):
Music 2160 AND
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
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(s):
Music 2160 AND
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
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(s):
Music 2160 AND
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
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(s):
Professional Semester II (in the same 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(s):
Professional Semester II
(Additional prerequisites may be specified, including any recommended background, for individual offerings)

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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Note:
Education 4320 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Note:
Education 4362 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
Professional Semester I

Education 4735

Literacy and Learning in Early Childhood Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Intensive theoretical and practical orientation to teaching and assessing literacy abilities in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing with young children. Discusses changing views of reading, emergent literacy, language acquisition, schema and constructivist theory, phonemic awareness, comprehension and literature for literacy instruction.
Prerequisite(s):
Professional Semester I
Equivalent:
Education 4739 (Literacy and Learning in Early Childhood Education) (prior to 2011/2012)

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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
Professional Semester I

Education 4760

Communication Technologies in the Curriculum
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Strategies for effective use of communication technologies in the classroom. Identification and development of educational resources and activities for integrating communication technologies in the curriculum.
Prerequisite(s):
Professional Semester I
Substantially Similar:
Education 5763

Education 4762

Problem Solving with Communication Technologies
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Teaching of problem-solving techniques and strategies with emphasis on communication technology-based approaches.
Prerequisite(s):
Professional Semester I
Substantially Similar:
Education 5762

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(s):
Professional Semester I
Substantially Similar:
Education 5764

Education 4765

New Media and Learning
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
A study of the educational value of New Media. Students will develop knowledge and skills to effectively integrate and discuss the role of New Media in learning. Topics include New Media applications, the value of New Media for learning, the development of curriculum-based projects, and principles of design and layout.
Prerequisite(s):
Professional Semester I
Substantially Similar:
Education 5765

Education 4766

Web-Based Learning
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
The design and development of websites for the enhancement of personal learning. Students will create a number of websites 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(s):
Professional Semester I
Substantially Similar:
Education 5766

Education 4767

Web-Based Teaching
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
The design and development of websites for instructional purposes. Students critically review web-based instructional sites, and create a website that corresponds to an instructional unit and which incorporates a variety of instructional design principles.
Prerequisite(s):
Professional Semester I
Substantially Similar:
Education 5767

Education 4769

Educational Issues in Communication Technologies (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Educational issues in communication technologies dependent on student interest, needs, and availability of faculty resources.
Prerequisite(s):
Professional Semester I
Substantially Similar:
Education 5769;
Education 5760 (prior to 2009/2010)

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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
Professional Semester I
(Additional prerequisites may be specified, including any recommended background, for individual offerings)

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(s):
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(s):
One of 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(s):
One of 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 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 the Bridge or the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS).

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(s):
Professional Semester I

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(s):
Professional Semester I