2017-18 Academic Catalog

Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

http://www.cise.msstate.edu/

Interim Department Head: Janice Nicholson
Office: 310 Allen Hall

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education at Mississippi State University is a collaborative community of scholars and educators. We are committed to the belief that education is the primary vehicle for equity and justice in the state of Mississippi and beyond. In keeping with the land grant and research-extensive mission of Mississippi State University, and in support of the mission of the College of Education, the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education is committed to academic excellence, intellectual rigor, and lifelong learning. It is our mission to contribute to teaching and learning P-12 and beyond through teaching and learning, research and inquiry, and service and outreach. Faculty and staff in the department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education believe that accomplished educators possess in-depth knowledge of content and teaching practices, including discipline-specific practices, that allow them to create engaging, relevant experiences for all students. The goal of our department is to meet the needs of all students through the preparation of effective, responsive scholars and practitioners who use theory, research, and a wide variety of tools, including technology, to enhance their work in a global, diverse, and changing society.The measure of our success is improved outcomes for diverse students, P-12 and beyond.

Undergraduate degree programs in the department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education prepare teacher candidates for positions as teachers in classrooms from preK through twelfth grade. These programs include coursework and experiences that focus on subject matter knowledge, foundations of education, instruction and assessment, practice and reflection, and field experiences in diverse classrooms. Persons interested in degrees offered by the department are advised to obtain a copy of advising worksheets, available in 310 Allen Hall, from any departmental advisor, or at our website, www.cise.msstate.edu.

Elementary Education Major (ELED)

All elementary education majors receive certification to teach at the elementary (preK-3 or preK-6) grade levels and additional endorsement in either early childhood or middle school content areas. The first two years of the degree program focus on developing subject matter knowledge in mathematics, English language arts, science, and social sciences. The junior year includes two mini-blocks of courses: one that emphasizes teaching at the early childhood levels (pre-K–3rd grade), and one that emphasizes teaching at the middle school levels (4th-8th grades). The senior year includes the senior methods block – four co-requisite courses with extensive field experiences that prepare graduates for the teaching of subject matter. The Elementary Education curriculum culminates in the teaching internship, a semester-long field experience in public schools. Students choose either a middle school concentration or an early childhood concentration. The middle school concentration leads to preK-6 general certification with 4th-8th grade subject area certification. The early childhood concentration leads to preK-3 general certification with N-1 (nursery-1st grade) early childhood/special education certification. Some students may wish to enroll in additional coursework to obtain licensure in elementary special education, reading, or other areas. See an advisor for more information.

Secondary Education Major (SEED)

The purpose of the Secondary Education major is to prepare students to teach the academic subjects in grades 7-12 by providing professional courses and experiences for those desiring to teach at the middle and high school levels. The Secondary Education program is designed to lead teacher candidates to 7-12 licensure in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Social Studies, or to K-12 licensure in the teaching of foreign languages. Degree programs include pedagogy courses that require field experiences in middle and high schools, as well as opportunities to master content area pedagogy. The secondary education degree culminates in a semester-long student teaching internship in a middle or high school classroom.

Special Education Major (EXED)

The program in Special Education is designed to prepare teachers to teach children and youth with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and other areas of exceptionality. The curriculum in special education is designed to meet the requirements for the endorsements in the areas of specialization. The degree program includes extensive field experiences working in schools and classrooms. Courses in the degree program provide students with methods for teaching early childhood, elementary, and secondary students with special needs. The degree program culminates in a semester-long teaching internship in a K-12 setting.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT-S, MAT-M, and MAT-X)

Individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and are eligible for graduate studies can obtain initial teaching licensure and the Master’s degree by completing the Master of Arts in Teaching program. The MAT-Secondary degree prepares teachers of content areas for secondary classrooms in a variety of content areas. The MAT-Middle Level prepares teachers for self-contained elementary classrooms (grades 4-6) and for middle school content area licensure.  The MAT-Special Education prepares teachers for self-contained and inclusion K-12 classrooms. All three MAT programs are offered online and include courses in pedagogy, assessment, classroom management, and internship courses completed after the student is hired as a classroom teacher.

Graduate Programs in CISE

The department offers Master’s and Educational Specialist degree programs in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education. These programs provide coursework and field experiences for classroom teachers and other educators wishing to improve their practice. The department also offers the PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with concentrations in general curriculum and instruction, elementary education, secondary education, special education, reading, and early childhood education.

Elementary Education Major (ELED)

Major Advisors: Kathleen Alley, Kenneth Anthony, Stephanie Bennett, Kristin Javorsky, Nicole Miller, and Rebecca Robichaux-Davis
Office: 310 Allen Hall

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
MA 1413Structure of the Real Number System3
MA 1423Problem Solving with Real Numbers3
MA 1433Informal Geometry and Measurement3
Science
See General Education courses (must be lab-based courses)6
Humanities
Choose one of the following:3
Early U.S. History
World History Before 1500
Early Western World
Choose one of the following:3
Modern U.S. History
World History Since 1500
Modern Western World
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
GR 1123Introduction to World Geography3
PS 1113American Government3
or SO 1003 Introduction to Sociology
or SO 1203 Sociology of Families
Additional Core
Natural Science courses6
English Literature Elective (see General Education courses)
English Grammar Elective OR English course above EN 1113
Major Core
EDE 2521Introduction to Elementary Education1
RDG 3113Early Literacy Instruction I 13
RDG 3123Early Literacy Instruction II 13
EDE 3123Early Childhood Education 13
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
RDG 3413Middle Level Literacy I 13
RDG 3423Middle Level Literacy II 13
EDE 3223Middle Level Education 13
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EDF 3423Exploring Diversity Through Writing 13
EDE 3443Creative Arts for Elementary and Middle Levels 13
EDE 3523Foundations of Elementary & Middle Level Mathematics Education 13
EDE 4113Teaching Elementary and Middle Level Science 13
EDE 4123Teaching Elementary and Middle Level Mathematics 13
RDG 4133Integrating Language Arts Instruction in the Content Areas 13
EDE 4143Teaching Elementary and Middle Level Social Studies 13
EDE 4883Managing the Elementary and Middle Level Classroom 13
EDE 4886Elementary and Middle Level Teaching Internship 16
EDE 4896Elementary and Middle Level Teaching Internship 16

Early Childhood Concentration (ECHD)

Leads to K-3 general certification with N-1 (nursery - 1st grade) early childhood/special education certification.

HS 2813Child Development3
HS 2803Prenatal and Infant Development3
HDFS 3803Creativity & Play in Young Children3
EDX 4113Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Students with Disabilities3
EDX 4413Working with Families of Students with Disabilities3
or HDFS 4803 Parenting

Students choosing the Early Childhood Education concentration may obtain K-6 certification by taking, in addition to the K-3 requirements, EDE 3223 and any two of the following: 3 hours of English, 3 hours of math, 3 hours of social studies, and/or 3 hours science.

Middle School Concentration (MDSC)

Leads to K-6 general certification with 4th-8th grade subject area certification.

EDE 3223Middle Level Education3
Twelve hours certification endorsement area electives.
Two 21-hour endorsement areas required. See Advisor.
Total Hours123

 Many courses have co-requisites. See catalog or advisor.

1

Requires admission to Teacher Education.

Secondary Education Major (SEED)

English Education Concentration (ENED)

Major Advisor: Missy Hopper; Office: 310 Allen

The curriculum in English Language Arts is offered to prepare students to teach English Language Arts in high schools and middle schools and has been designed based on the Standards of the National Council of Teachers of English. A minimum of 42 hours in English beyond freshman composition is required.

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
MA higher than Algebra3
Science
BIO Science with lab (see General Education courses)3
Physical Science with lab (see General Education courses)3
Math/Science Elective
See General Education courses3
Humanities
HI 1063Early U.S. History3
HI 1073Modern U.S. History3
Fine Arts
See General Education courses (excluding CO 1503)
Social/Behavioral Sciences
See General Education courses6
Major Core
EDS 3411Practicum in Secondary Education1
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
RDG 3513Developing Reading Strategies in the Secondary School Content Areas 13
EDE 3343Teaching Adolescent Literature3
EPY 3143Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education 13
EDF 4243Planning for the Diversity of Learners 13
EPY 3253Evaluating Learning 13
EDS 3673Secondary Language Arts Education 13
EDS 4673Methods of Teaching Language Arts 13
EDS 4873Seminar in Managing the Secondary Classroom 13
EDS 4886Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
EDS 4896Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
Content Area
CO 1503Introduction to the Theatre3
EN 2203Introduction to Literature3
EN 2213English Literature before 18003
EN 2223English Literature After 18003
EN 2243American Literature Before 18653
EN 2253American Literature After 18653
EN 2273World Literature Before 16003
or EN 2283 World Literature After 1600
EN 2434Literature and Film4
EN 3414Critical Writing and Research in Literary Studies4
EN 3423Descriptive English Grammar3
EN 4503Shakespeare3
or EN 4513 Shakespeare
EN 4413History of the English Language3
or EN 4403 Introduction to Linguistics
or EN 4633 Language and Society
EN 4323Literary Criticism from Plato-Present3
or EN 4353 Critical Theory Since 1900
EN Electives - 3000/4000 level6
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of EDS 3673
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of EDS 4673 and EDF 4243
Writing Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of EN 3414
Total Hours124
1

Requires admission to Teacher Education.

Foreign Language Education Concentration (FLED)

Major Advisor: Kelly Moser; Office: 310 Allen Hall

This curriculum in Foreign Language Education is offered to prepare prospective teachers of Spanish, French, or German. The curriculum has been designed based on standards developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The degree prepares prospective teachers of Spanish, French, or German and leads to K-12 licensure. A minimum of 35 semester hours above FLS 1123 Spanish II/FLF 1123 French II/FLG 1123 German II in one language is required for the first teaching field. An endorsement in a second foreign language requires 21 hours in the second language.

In addition to the required courses listed below, students must interview and demonstrate oral proficiency at the Intermediate-Mid level prior to admission to Phase II: Teacher Education. To be considered for Phase III: Teacher Licensure, students must demonstrate Advanced-Low proficiency on the Oral Proficiency Interview. Students should see the advisor or visit http://actflproficiencyguidelines2012.org/ for more information.

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
MA higher than College Algebra (see Gen. Ed.)3
Science
BIO Science with lab (see General Education courses)3
Physical Science with lab (see General Education courses)3
Math/Science Elective
Consult Advisor. See General Education courses3
Humanities
EN 2273World Literature Before 16003
EN 2283World Literature After 16003
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
GR 1123Introduction to World Geography3
AN 1143Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Major Core
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EDF 4243Planning for the Diversity of Learners 13
EPY 3143Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education 13
EPY 3253Evaluating Learning 13
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
RDG 3513Developing Reading Strategies in the Secondary School Content Areas 13
EDS 3411Practicum in Secondary Education 11
EDS 3663Secondary Foreign Language Education3
EDS 4683Methods in Foreign Language Teaching3
EDS 4873Seminar in Managing the Secondary Classroom 13
EDS 4886Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
EDS 4896Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
Content Area
FLS 2133Spanish III3
or FLF 2133 French III
or FLG 2133 German III
FLS 2143Spanish IV3
or FLF 2143 French IV
or FLG 2143 German IV
FLS 3113
FLS 3111
Advanced Spanish Composition
and Advanced Spanish Laboratory
4
or FLF 3114 Advanced French Composition
or FLG 3114 Advanced German Composition
FLS 3233
FLS 3121
Advanced Spanish Conversation
and Advanced Spanish Conversation Practicum
4
or FLF 3124 Advanced French Conversation
or FLG 3124 Advanced German Conversation
FLF/FLS/FLG courses 3000-level or above21
EN 4403Introduction to Linguistics3
EN 4463Studies in Second Language Acquisition3
Additional Humanities
HI 1213Early Western World3
or HI 1223 Modern Western World
PHI 1103Introduction to Philosophy3
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDF 4243
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDF 4243
Total Hours123
1

Admission to Teacher Education Required

Mathematics Education Concentration (MAED)

Major Advisor: Dana Franz; Office: 310 Allen Hall

This curriculum is offered for the education of prospective teachers of mathematics in grades 7-12. The degree program has been designed based on standards developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. A minimum of 36 semester hours of mathematics is required.

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1713Calculus I3
MA 1723Calculus II3
Science
Biological Science w/lab (see General Education)3
Physical Science 16
Humanities
HI 1063Early U.S. History3
HI 1073Modern U.S. History3
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
PSY 1013General Psychology3
SO 1003Introduction to Sociology3
Additional Core
PS 1113American Government3
EN Literature Electives (see General Education)6
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Computer Literacy Requirement
Choose one of the following:3
Computer Programming with C
Computer Programming with Java
Writing Requirement
EDF 3413Writing for Thinking3
Major Core
EDF 4243Planning for the Diversity of Learners 23
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
EPY 3143Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education 23
EPY 3253Evaluating Learning 23
RDG 3513Developing Reading Strategies in the Secondary School Content Areas 23
EDS 3411Practicum in Secondary Education 21
EDS 3633Secondary Mathematics Education 23
EDS 4633Methods of Teaching Mathematics 23
EDS 4873Seminar in Managing the Secondary Classroom 23
EDS 4886Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 26
EDS 4896Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 26
Content Area
MA 2733Calculus III3
MA 2743Calculus IV3
MA 3053Foundations of Mathematics3
MA /ST 3123Introduction to Statistical Inference3
MA 3113Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MA 3163Introduction to Modern Algebra3
MA 3253Differential Equations I3
MA 3463Foundations of Geometry3
MA 3513History of Mathematics3
MA 4523Introduction to Probability3
Total Hours124
1

Calculus-based PH 2213 or CH 1213 or higher

2

Requires admission to Teacher Education.

Biology Education Concentration (BIED)

Major Advisor: Ryan Walker;  Office: 310 Allen Hall

The Biology Education Curriculum is designed in accordance with the recommendations of the National Science Teachers Association and the National Science Education Standards for prospective teachers at the secondary level (grades 7-12). Courses designed for non-science majors will not count toward a degree in any area of science education.

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
ST 3123Introduction to Statistical Inference3
Science
See Science Content Area6
Math/Science Elective
See Sciences Content Area3
Humanities
See General Education courses6
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
See General Education courses6
Major Core
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EDF 4243Planning for the Diversity of Learners 13
EDS 3411Practicum in Secondary Education 11
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
EPY 3143Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education 13
EPY 3253Evaluating Learning 13
EDS 3653Secondary Science Education 13
EDS 4653Methods of Teaching Science 13
EDS 4873Seminar in Managing the Secondary Classroom 13
EDS 4886Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
EDS 4896Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
RDG 3513Developing Reading Strategies in the Secondary School Content Areas 13
Concentration Courses
Choose 57 hours of approved coursework within concentration area. Must include the required subject area core. 257
Required Subject area core (32 hrs)
Biology I
Biology II
Cell Biology
Genetics I
Ecology
General Microbiology
Evolution
Principles of Biochemistry
Chemistry I
Investigations in Chemistry I
Electives approved by advisor that result in a double major or an additional are of licensure (25 hrs)
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDF 4243
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDS 3653
Writing Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDF 4243 and EDS 3653
Total Hours124
1

Requires Admission to Teacher Education.

2

At least 21 hours of BIO courses must be 3000-4000 level.

Chemistry Education Concentration (CHED)

Major Advisor: Ryan Walker;  Office: 310 Allen Hall

The Chemistry Education Curriculum is designed in accordance with the recommendations of the National Science Teachers Association and the Next Generation Science Standards for prospective teachers at the secondary level (grades 7-12). Courses designed for non-science majors will not count toward a degree in any area of science education.

No grades of “D” will be accepted. Science courses designed for non-science majors will not be accepted.

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1713Calculus I3
ST 3123Introduction to Statistical Inference3
Science
See Content Area9
Humanities Electives
See General Education courses6
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
See General Education courses6
Major Core
EDF 4243Planning for the Diversity of Learners 13
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EDS 3411Practicum in Secondary Education 11
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
EPY 3143Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education 13
EPY 3253Evaluating Learning 13
EDS 3653Secondary Science Education 13
EDS 4653Methods of Teaching Science 13
EDS 4873Seminar in Managing the Secondary Classroom 13
EDS 4886Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
EDS 4896Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
RDG 3513Developing Reading Strategies in the Secondary School Content Areas 13
Concentration Courses
Choose 57 hours of approved coursework within concentration area. Must include the required subject area core.57
Required subject area core (26 hours)
Chemistry I
Investigations in Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Investigations in Chemistry II
Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory
Analytical Chemistry I
Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Principles of Biochemistry
Electives approved by advisor that result in a double major or an additional area of licensure (31 h ours)
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDF 4243
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDF 4243
Writing Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDF 4243 and EDS 3653
Total Hours124
1

Requires admission to teacher education.

Physics Education Concentration (PHED)

Major Advisor: Ryan Walker;  Office: 310 Allen Hall

The Physics Education Curriculum is designed in accordance with the recommendations of the National Science Teachers Association and the National Science Education Standards for prospective teachers at the secondary level (grades 7-12). Courses designed for non-science majors will not count toward a degree in any area of science education.

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1713Calculus I3
ST 3123Introduction to Statistical Inference3
Science
See Content Area9
Humanities Electives
See General Education courses6
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
See General Education courses6
Major Core
EDF 4243Planning for the Diversity of Learners 13
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EDS 3411Practicum in Secondary Education 11
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
EPY 3143Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education 13
EPY 3253Evaluating Learning 13
EDS 3653Secondary Science Education 13
EDS 4653Methods of Teaching Science 13
EDS 4873Seminar in Managing the Secondary Classroom 13
EDS 4886Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
EDS 4896Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
RDG 3513Developing Reading Strategies in the Secondary School Content Areas 13
Concentration Courses
Choose 57 hours of approved coursework within concentration area. Must include the rquired subject area core57
Required Subject area core (28 hours)
PH 1063Descriptive Astronomy3
PH 2213Physics I3
PH 2223Physics II3
PH 2233Physics III3
PH 4213Intermediate Mechanics I3
PH 4143Intermediate Laboratory3
CH 1213Chemistry I3
CH 1211Investigations in Chemistry I1
MA 1723Calculus II3
MA 2733Calculus III3
or MA 3113 Introduction to Linear Algebra
Electives approved by advisor that result in a double major or an additional area of licensure (29 hours)
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDF 4243
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDF 4243
Writing Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of EDF 4243 and EDS 3653
Total Hours124
1

Requires admission to teacher education.

Social Studies Education Concentration (SSED)

Major Advisor: Paul Binford; Office: 310 Allen Hall

The Social Studies Education curriculum is designed based on standards developed by the National Council for the Social Studies. With a minimum of 54 hours required in history and the social sciences, the program of study provides a broad-based preparation for prospective social studies teachers of grades 7-12.

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
ST 2113Introduction to Statistics (OR MA higher than Algebra)3
Science
Biological Science w/lab (see General Education courses)3
Physical Science w/lab (see General Education courses)3
Math/Science Elective
See General Education courses3
Humanities
See General Education courses6
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
PSY 1013General Psychology3
SO 1003Introduction to Sociology3
Major Core
EDF 4243Planning for the Diversity of Learners 13
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EDS 3411Practicum in Secondary Education 11
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
EPY 3143Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education 13
EPY 3253Evaluating Learning 13
RDG 3513Developing Reading Strategies in the Secondary School Content Areas 13
EDS 3643Secondary Social Studies Education 13
EDS 4643Methods of Teaching Social Studies 13
EDS 4873Seminar in Managing the Secondary Classroom 13
EDS 4886Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
EDS 4896Teaching Internship in Secondary Education 16
Content Area
EC 2113Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 2123Principles of Microeconomics3
GR 1114Elements of Physical Geography (or approved GR elective)4
GR 1123Introduction to World Geography3
HI 1063Early U.S. History3
HI 1073Modern U.S. History3
HI 1163World History Before 15003
HI 1173World History Since 15003
HI 3333Mississippi History3
HI elective (3000 level or above)3
HI, PS, EC, or GR Elective (3000 level or above)3
HI, PS, EC, or GR Elective (3000 level or above)3
HI, PS, EC, GR, PSY or SO Elective (3000 level or above)3
HI 4403The Ancient Near East3
or HI 4903 The Far East
PS 1113American Government3
PS 1513Comparative Government3
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Computer Literacy Requirement
TKT 1273Computer Applications3
Writing Requirement
EDS 4643Methods of Teaching Social Studies3
Total Hours124
1

Admission to Teacher Education required

Special Education Major (EXED)

Major Advisors: Bethany McKissick, Kent Coffey, and Penny Craven
Office: 310 Allen Hall

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
MA Elective (see General Education courses) 23
Natural Science
Natural Science w/lab (see General Education courses)3
Natural Science w/lab (see General Education courses)3
Math/Science Elective
See General Education courses3
Humanities
See General Education courses6
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
See General Education courses6
Professional Core
EDF 4243Planning for the Diversity of Learners 13
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EPY 2513Human Growth and Development3
EPY 3253Evaluating Learning 13
EDX 3203Introduction to Learning Disabilities3
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
EDX 3223Introduction to Emotional/Behavioral Disorders3
EDX 3233Contingency Management3
EDX 4103Introduction to Teaching Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities3
EDX 4113Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Students with Disabilities 13
EDX 4123Methods and Materials for Elementary Students with Disabilities 13
EDX 4133Methods and Materials for Secondary Students with Disabilities 13
EDX 4353Assistive Technology in Special Education3
EDX 4413Working with Families of Students with Disabilities3
EDX 4886Teaching Internship in Special Education 16
EDX 4896Teaching Internship in Special Education 16
EDX 4873Professional Seminar in Special Education3
Collateral Core Electives21-24
Literacy Electives 16
Oral Communication Requirement
EDX 4353Assistive Technology in Special Education3
EDX 4413Working with Families of Students with Disabilities3
EDX 4133Methods and Materials for Secondary Students with Disabilities3
Computer Literacy Requirement
EDX 4353Assistive Technology in Special Education3
EDX 4413Working with Families of Students with Disabilities3
EDX 4133Methods and Materials for Secondary Students with Disabilities3
Writing Requirement
EDX 4353Assistive Technology in Special Education3
EDX 4413Working with Families of Students with Disabilities3
EDX 4133Methods and Materials for Secondary Students with Disabilities3
Total Hours123
1

Requires admission to Teacher Education.

2

A math course higher than MA 1313 must be completed.

Elementary Education Courses

EDE 2521 Introduction to Elementary Education: 1 hour.

One-hour lecture. Introduction to the elementary education profession. Topics include what it means to be an elementary teacher, professional dispositions, terminology used in the profession, and general best practices for the elementary classroom. Field experience required

EDE 2990 Special Topics in Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDE 3123 Early Childhood Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Co-requisite: RDG 3113 and RDG 3123). Three hours lecture. Overview of early childhood education. Understanding young learners and creating learning environments. Assessing young children. Field experience

EDE 3223 Middle Level Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Co-requisite: RDG 3413 and RDG 3423). Three hours lecture. Understanding the learning needs of young adolescents (grades 4-8); study of appropriate teaching strategies, engaging learning environments, and assessment for young adolescents

EDE 3233 Teaching Children's Literature at the Elementary and Middle Levels: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Teaching children's literature at the elementary and middle levels. Introduction, selection, presentation and utilization of a variety of children's literature

EDE 3343 Teaching Adolescent Literature: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the types of literature read by older children and adolescents with emphasis upon the criteria for the choice of good books and knowledge of available books and teaching materials

EDE 3443 Creative Arts for Elementary and Middle Levels: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education).Three hours lecture.An exploration of musical and artistic elements utilizing a variety of multicultural music, dance, drama, and aesthetic visuals.(Same as MU 3123)

EDE 3523 Foundations of Elementary & Middle Level Mathematics Education: 3 hours.

(Corequisite: RDG 3413, RDG 3423). Three hours lecture. Field based. The theoretical pedagogical foundations and current issues and perspectives of teaching elementary mathematics; a framework for the teaching of mathematics content and processes

EDE 4000 Directed Individual Study in Elementary Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDE 4113 Teaching Elementary and Middle Level Science: 3 hours.

(Pre-requisites: Admission to Teacher Education; RDG 3113, RDG 3123, EDE 3123, EDF 3423, EDX 3213, RDG 3413, RDG 3423, EDE 3223, EDE 3523, and EDF 3333; Co-requisite: RDG 4133, EDE 4123, and EDE 4143 ). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Field based. Effectiveness of instructional practices and selection, organization, teaching and assessment for integrating language arts across content areas in K-8

EDE 4123 Teaching Elementary and Middle Level Mathematics: 3 hours.

(Pre-requisites: Admission to Teacher Education: RDG 3113, RDG 3123, EDE 3123, EDF 3423, EDX 3213, RDG 3413, RDG 3423, EDE 3223, EDE 3523, and EDF 3333;MA 1313,MA 1413 or an appropriate MA substitute, MA 1423 or an Appropriate MA substitute, and MA 1433 or an appropriate MA substitute. Co-requisite: EDE 4113, RDG 4133 and EDE 4143 ). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Field based. Effectiveness of instructional practices and selection, organization, teaching and assessment for integrating language arts across content areas in K-8

EDE 4143 Teaching Elementary and Middle Level Social Studies: 3 hours.

(Pre-requisites: Admission to Teacher Education: RDG 3113, RDG 3123, EDE 3123, EDF 3423, EDX 3213, RDG 3413, RDG 3423, EDE 3223, EDE 3523, and EDF 3333; Co-requisite: EDE 4113, EDE 4123, and RDG 4133 ). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Field based. Effectiveness of instructional practices and selection, organization, teaching and assessment for integrating language arts across content areas in K-8

EDE 4333 International Exploration in Education: 3 hours.

This course involves the examination of the education systems outside of the U.S., with particular attention to classrooms in the host country. (Same as EDS/EDX 4333)

EDE 4883 Managing the Elementary and Middle Level Classroom: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education,completion of all professional education courses, and concurrent enrollment in EDE 4886). Three hours lecture. Developing and managing an appropriate learning environment for elementary and middle level students

EDE 4886 Elementary and Middle Level Teaching Internship: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education,minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a C or better). Six hours internship. A supervised observation and teaching experience in an elementary and/or middle level classroom

EDE 4896 Elementary and Middle Level Teaching Internship: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education, minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a C or better.) Six hours internship. A supervised observation and teaching experience in an elementary and/or middle level classroom

EDE 4990 Special Topics in Elementary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDE 6990 Special Topics in Elementary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDE 7000 Directed Individual Study in Elementary Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDE 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Elementary Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDE 8113 Middle Level Management and the Young Adolescent: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Understanding the characteristics of middle level learners; study of appropriate classroom management for middle level children

EDE 8123 Foundations for Teaching Middle Level Mathematics: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The theoretical and pedagogical foundations, issues and perspectives of teaching middle level mathematics; a standards-based framework for relevant teaching of number and operations

EDE 8133 Middle Level Internship I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-M. EDE 8113 and EPY 8473).Three hours clinical instruction. First semester of directed teaching in a middle level classroom

EDE 8143 Middle Level Internship II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-M degree program. EDE 8113, EDE 8133, and EPY 8473). Three hours clinical instruction. Second semester of directed teaching in a middle level classroom

EDE 8153 Professional Roles of the Middle Level Educator: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Understanding developmentally responsive middle schools and the professional roles of middle level educators; study of professional roles

EDE 8163 Teaching Middle Level Mathematics Content: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Research-based pedagogy and current issues and perspectives of teaching the content of algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability in the middle level

EDE 8173 Teaching Middle Level Social Studies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to the history, purposes, and current issues associated with middle level social studies education. Course to include research, trends, methods, and materials

EDE 8183 Teaching Middle Level Sciences: 3 hours.

Theory, applied methods, and techniques for teaching middle level physical, life, and earth science. Content knowledge, inquiry, planning, and assessment for teaching

EDE 8313 Theory and Development of Early Childhood Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Seminar-type course in synthesis of methods and techniques applicable to elementary teaching; readings; reports; research

EDE 8423 Elementary School Methods: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture, Seminar-type course in synthesis of methods and techniques applicable of elementary teaching; readings; reports; research

EDE 8433 The Elementary School Curriculum: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles of curriculum construction as they apply to the elementary school program (taught spring of odd numbered years)

EDE 8443 Seminar in Elementary Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of current issues in elementary education. Designed for elementary and school administration majors

EDE 8463 Readings and Research in Children's Literature: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Research involving the characteristics of quality literature for children, investigation of illustrators, illustrations, authors, and the role of children's literature in schools

EDE 8473 The Elementary Social Studies Curriculum: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Seminar-type course to include research; trends, methods; provision for individual differences; multi-level materials

EDE 8513 Curriculum and Program Developments in Early Childhood: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The recent and most promising developments in curriculum for preschool through primary aged children

EDE 8523 Practicum: Language Arts and Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EDE 4133, RDG 3113, RDG 3213, or the equivalent). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. A study of language development; the language arts curriculum for young children. Observation and participation in a preschool

EDE 8533 Behavioral Experiences in Early Childhood Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The world of the child from preschool through early primary years with emphasis on child behavior

EDE 8543 Mathematics Experiences in Early Childhood Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EDE 4123 or the equivalent). Three hours lecture. Materials, methods and the preparation and use of instructional media in providing mathematical experiences for young children. Observation and participation in a preschool

EDE 8623 Content Area Literacy Instruction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory, research, and methods for teaching elementary school students to use literacy as a tool for learning

EDE 8633 The Teaching of Writing: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Methods and materials for teaching writing in grades K-12. Formal and informal writing assessments. Writing across the curriculum

EDE 8713 Educating Young Adolescents: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of issues influencing the education of young adolescents, including instructional methods, curricular models, organizational patterns, and developmentally responsive schools. Observation/participation in 4-8 settings

EDE 8733 Teaching Physical, Life, and Earth Science in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory, applied methods, and techniques for teaching K-8 physical, life, and earth science. Content knowledge, inquiry, discovery learning, and technology of teaching

EDE 8763 Elementary and Middle Level Mathematics Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Methods and materials and the preparation and use of instructional and assessment tools to be used in providing research-based mathematical experiences for K-8 students

EDE 8893 Directed Readings in Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Intensive supervised readings in the field of teacher education. (Same as EDS 8643)

EDE 8990 Special Topics in Elementary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDE 9000 Dissertation Research /Dissertation in Elementary Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDE 9221 Professional Practice in Teacher Education: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Students will examine potential careers for graduates with a doctorate in education and develop professional documents pertinent to their career paths. (Same as EDS 9221 and EDX 9221)

EDE 9413 Practicum in College Teaching: 3 hours.

Three hours practicum. Teaching of at least one course in education, under the supervision of a senior staff member. (Same as EDS 9413)

EDE 9420 Research Practicum in Early Childhood Education: 1-6 hours.

(Prerequisites: EDE 8513, EDE 8523, EDE 8533, EDE 8543). Research experiences through participation, observation, and experimental projects related to early childhood settings

EDE 9553 Teaching and Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Analysis of current research on teacher education including pre-service teacher education and professional development for practicing teachers. (Same as EDS 9553 and EDX 9553)

Readings in Education Courses

RDG 2990 Special Topics in Reading Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

RDG 3113 Early Literacy Instruction I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Co-requisite: RDG 3123 and EDE 3123). Three hours lecture. Field experience. Foundational knowledge of the English linguistic system. Methods/materials for teaching systematically the oral/ written language connection, concepts about print, phonological/orthographic awareness, phonics principles

RDG 3123 Early Literacy Instruction II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Co-requisite: RDG 3113 and EDE 3123). Three hours lecture. Field experience. Concepts, materials, and teaching strategies for oral language development and early systematic reading and writing instruction specific to vocabulary, fluency and comprehension

RDG 3413 Middle Level Literacy I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:RDG 3113 and RDG 3123; Corequisite:RDG 3423, EDE 3223 ) Three hours lecture. Field experience. Literacy teaching and learning for upper elementary and middle school. Emphasis on reading instruction, strategy instruction, and assessment

RDG 3423 Middle Level Literacy II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:RDG 3113 and RDG 3123:Corequisite: RDG 3413 and EDE 3223). Three hours lecture. Field experience. Instructional strategies and materials for teaching literacy in the elementary and middle school. Focus on writing, comprehension and teaching diverse students

RDG 3513 Developing Reading Strategies in the Secondary School Content Areas: 3 hours.

(Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education) Basic theories and techniques needed by content area teachers for teaching reading to secondary school students

RDG 4000 Directed Individual Study in Reading Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

RDG 4133 Integrating Language Arts Instruction in the Content Areas: 3 hours.

(Pre-requisites: RDG 3113, RDG 3123, EDE 3123, EDF 3423, EDX 3213, RDG 3413, RDG 3423, EDE 3223, EDE 3523, and EDF 3333; Co-requisite: EDE 4113, EDE 4123, and EDE 4143; Admission to Teacher Education). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Field based. Effectiveness of instructional practices and selection, organization, teaching and assessment for integrating language arts across content areas in K-8

RDG 4990 Special Topics in Reading Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

RDG 6113 Middle Level Literacy Development and Instruction: 3 hours.

RDG 6990 Special Topics in Reading Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

RDG 7000 Directed Individual Study in Reading Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

RDG 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Elementary Education: 1-13 hours.

RDG 8113 Middle Level Literacy Instruction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Application of theories, methods and strategies in teaching literacy for the adolescent learner in the middle level classroom

RDG 8123 Supporting the Middle Level Literacy Learner: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Planning and adapting instruction for middle level students who struggle with literacy achievement

RDG 8133 Middle Level Content Area Literacy Instruction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory, research, and methods for teaching middle level students to use literacy as a tool for learning in the content areas

RDG 8153 Psychology of Reading: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Analysis of reading patterns; conditions favorable and unfavorable to progress in reading skill; the readiness concept; problems of levels. Prevention and correction of reading handicaps

RDG 8453 Research in Reading: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The function of research in the development of reading programs; contribution of research to reading

RDG 8593 Issues and Innovations in Reading: 3 hours.

Issues and innovations related to trends, methodology, and materials in the teaching of reading

RDG 8653 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of reading problems of middle and upper level students. A study of technology, materials, and methods used in developmental reading for secondary students

RDG 8713 Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Practicum experience teaching struggling elementary school literacy learners;identifying literacy learning strengths and difficulties;teaching to improve achievement

RDG 8990 Special Topics in Reading Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

RDG 9000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Elementary Education: 1-13 hours.

Secondary Education Courses

EDS 2990 Special Topics in Secondary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDS 3411 Practicum in Secondary Education: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education.) One hour lecture. Field-based. An introduction to the organization and activities of middle and secondary schools

EDS 3633 Secondary Mathematics Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Examine the concepts and tools used to teach mathematics in the secondary classroom, connections between algebra and geometry concepts, and national and state mathematics standards

EDS 3643 Secondary Social Studies Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education). Three hours lecture. An introduction to the history, purposes, and current issues associated with middle and secondary social studies education

EDS 3653 Secondary Science Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of science education including the National Science Education Standards and NSTA recommendations required for teaching science in grades 7-12

EDS 3663 Secondary Foreign Language Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Field-based. An introduction to foreign language education with specific emphasis on the effective practices for teaching and evaluating foreign language students in grades k-8

EDS 3673 Secondary Language Arts Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Essential knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the successful teaching of the language arts

EDS 4000 Directed Individual Study in Secondary Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDS 4333 International Exploration in Education: 3 hours.

This course involves the examination of the education systems outside of the U.S., with particular attention to classrooms in the host country. (Same as EDE/EDX 4333)

EDS 4633 Methods of Teaching Mathematics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education, EDS 3633). Three hours lecture. Field based. Aims and purposes of teaching mathematics in high school, curriculum problems, organization and presentation of subject matter, methods of teaching and evaluation

EDS 4643 Methods of Teaching Social Studies: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education, EDS 3643). Three hours lecture. An examination of teaching methods and instructional materials and media appropriate for use in middle schools and secondary social studies classrooms

EDS 4653 Methods of Teaching Science: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education, EDS 3653) Three hours lecture. Field based. Students will gain insight into the methods of teaching science in grades 7-12, including selection, organization, presentation and assessment required by NSES

EDS 4673 Methods of Teaching Language Arts: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education, EDS 3673). Three hours lecture. Field based. Objectives in English/Language Arts; content, organization, methods of teaching language, literature, and composition. Primarily for secondary teachers or language arts

EDS 4683 Methods in Foreign Language Teaching: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and EDS 3663). Three hours lecture. Field-based. An examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating foreign language students in grades 9-12

EDS 4873 Seminar in Managing the Secondary Classroom: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admisions to Teacher Education.Co-requisite: EDS 4886 and EDS 4896) Three hours lecture. A seminar that addresses classroom management issues, theories, and practices

EDS 4886 Teaching Internship in Secondary Education: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education,minimun grade point average of 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a grade of C or better). Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

EDS 4896 Teaching Internship in Secondary Education: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites:Admission to Teacher Education, minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with grade of C or better ). Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

EDS 4990 Special Topics in Secondary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDS 6633 Mathematics Education Pedagogy: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: EDS 8886 or EDS 8896 or consent of instructor.) Three hours lecture. Field-based. A comprehensive examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating mathematics students in the secondary setting

EDS 6643 Social Studies Education Pedagogy: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: EDS 8883 or EDS 8893 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Field-based. A comprehensive examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating social studies in secondary education

EDS 6653 Science Education Pedagogy: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: EDS 8883 or EDS 8893 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Field-based. A comprehensive examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating science for middle and secondary students

EDS 6673 Language Arts Education Pedagogy: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Co-requisite: EDS 8883 or EDS 8893 or consent of instructor). Field-based. A comprehensive examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating English/Language Arts students in secondary education

EDS 6683 Foreign Language Education Pedagogy.: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: EDS 8886 or EDS 8896 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Field-based. A comprehensive examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating foreign language students in the K-12 setting

EDS 6990 Special Topics in Secondary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDS 7000 Directed Individual Study in Secondary Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDS 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Secondary Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDS 8103 Advanced Methodologies in Middle and Secondary Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Advanced study of pedagogical methods and teaching practices

EDS 8113 Classroom Management in Secondary Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MAT-S). An exploration of the essential considerations for establishing a safe, effective, and efficient classroom environment for diverse populations of secondary students

EDS 8153 Professional Roles of the Secondary Educator: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MAT-S. Co-requisite: EDS 8886 Secondary Internship I or consent of instructor). An exploration of the professional roles and effective practices of secondary educators

EDS 8243 Advanced Planning and Managing of Learning: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An advanced study of variables contributing to efficiency and competency in planning for teacher-learner activities and the creation and maintenance of positive learning environments

EDS 8613 Middle and Secondary School Curriculum: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles of curriculum construction as they apply to the middle and secondary schools for the various subject areas

EDS 8623 Principles of Effective Instruction in Secondary Schools: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination of the theories, trends, best practices, issues, challenges, and complexitites pertinent to teaching and learning in secondary schools

EDS 8633 Problems of Secondary Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Master's degree or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Study of critical problems in secondary education

EDS 8643 Directed Reading in Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Intensive supervised readings in the field of teacher education. (Same as EDE 8893)

EDS 8653 Issues of Accountability in Schools: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EPY 3253 or EPY 6313 or permission of instructor).Three hours lecture. Study of critical educational issues in school-based accountability. Particular attention will be given to the impact accountability has on student learning in the classroom

EDS 8663 Improving Instruction in Secondary Schools: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Field based. An exploration of classroom-based inquiry, exploration, and action research as means of improving teaching and learning in secondary schools

EDS 8683 Dispositions and Reflective Practice in Teaching: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EDS 8623 or permission of instructor). Three hours lecture. Study of teaching behavior and reflective practices as catalysts for instructional improvement

EDS 8693 Advanced Foreign Language Pedagogy: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Field-based. Advanced examination of effective practices for teaching and evaluating foreign language students. Same as FL 8693

EDS 8713 Curriculum Adjustments: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Adjusting the school curriculum to meet individual pupil differences

EDS 8883 Secondary Internship I: 3 hours.

Three hours clinical instruction. (Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-S, EDS 8113, and EPY 8473. Co-requisite: EDS 8153.) Professional and supervised full-day public school teaching experience for 8 weeks (320 hours) in respective field of endorsement

EDS 8886 Dimensions of Learning I: 6 hours.

(Prerequisities:Admission to MATS Program. EDS 8243,EPY6313, and EDS 6633 or EDS 6653 or EDS 6673 or other related methods course). Six hours clinical instruction. Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

EDS 8893 Secondary Internship II.: 3 hours.

Three hours clinical instruction. (Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-S and EDS 8883). Professional and supervised full-day public-school directed teaching experience for 8 weeks (320 hours) in respective field of endorsement

EDS 8896 Dimensions of Learning II: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites:Admissions to MATS Program,EDS 8243,EPY 6313, and EDS 6633 or EDS 6643 or EDS 6653 or EDS 6673 or other related methods course ). Six hours clinical instruction. Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

EDS 8990 Special Topics in Secondary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDS 9000 Dissertation Research /Dissertation in Secondary Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDS 9221 Professional Practice in Teacher Education: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Students will examine potential careers for graduates with a doctorate in education and develop professional documents pertinent to their career paths. (Same as EDE 9221 and EDX 9221)

EDS 9413 Practicum in College Teaching: 3 hours.

Three hours practicum. Teaching of at least one course in education, under the supervision of a senior staff member. (Same as EDE 9413)

EDS 9553 Teaching and Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Analysis of current research on teacher education including pre-service teacher education and professional development for practicing teachers. (Same as EDE 9553 and EDX 9553 )

Special Education Courses

EDX 2990 Special Topics in Special Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDX 3203 Introduction to Learning Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Integrities for learning; receptive, associative, and expressive disorders; specific learning disabilities

EDX 3213 Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to differentiating and individualizing instruction for students with mild/moderate disabilities

EDX 3223 Introduction to Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Understanding children with emotional/behavioral disorders. Overview of the theoretical approaches to their education

EDX 3233 Contingency Management: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the components of contingency management with emphasis on application in the field with exceptional children

EDX 4000 Directed Individual Study in Special Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDX 4103 Introduction to Teaching Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EDX 3213 or permission from the instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to special education challenges for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities including challenges of providing full educational inclusion and community integration from ages 6-21

EDX 4113 Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Field based. Assessment and individualized programming utilizing methods and materials for preschool and primary level children with disabilities

EDX 4123 Methods and Materials for Elementary Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Field based. Assessment and individualized programming utilizing methods and materials for elementary age children with disabilities

EDX 4133 Methods and Materials for Secondary Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Field based. Assessment and individualized programming utilizing methods and materials for secondary age children with disabilities

EDX 4333 International Exploration in Education: 3 hours.

This course involves the examination of the education systems outside of the U.S., with particular attention to classrooms in the host country. (Same as EDE/EDS 4333)

EDX 4353 Assistive Technology in Special Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Application of assistive technology in the education of students with special needs

EDX 4413 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the development, goals, and objectives of family groups. A study of problems of families who have children with disabilities

EDX 4423 Teaching the Disadvantaged Child: 3 hours.

The study of the disadvantaged child in terms of theories, concepts, cultures, and techniques of teaching and exploration of curricular innovations

EDX 4503 Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A survey of operational models and techniques to be implemented with students who have severe disabilities to include curriculum, methods and administrative educational adjustments

EDX 4603 Students with Physical/Multiple Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Educational implications and adaptations of procedures in schools, homes, hospitals and special schools for students with orthopedic and/or neurological impairments

EDX 4613 Teaching Students with Physical/Multiple Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Methods and materials applicable to teaching students with physical or multiple conditions which are the results of neurological or orthopedic impairments

EDX 4623 Adaptations for Students with Physical/Multiple Disabilities.: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The study of motor functions including range of motion, gait training, and other environmental adjustments that can be implemented by classroom teachers

EDX 4873 Professional Seminar in Special Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A seminar dealing with legal, professional, administrative, and curriculum issues as they relate to special education in the schools

EDX 4886 Teaching Internship in Special Education: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, minimum GPA 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a C or better.) Professional full-day public school teaching experience in two consecutive 8-week placements in diverse settings and grade levels under direction of supervising teachers and university supervisor

EDX 4896 Teaching Internship in Special Education: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, minimum GPA 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with C or better.) Professional full-day public school teaching experience in two consecutive 8-week placements in diverse settings and grade levels under direction of supervising teachers and university supervisor

EDX 4953 Introduction to Sign Language: 3 hours.

Development of basic sign language skills, study of special needs of deaf persons, and understanding use of interpreters. (Same as CO 4953/6953)

EDX 4990 Special Topics in Special Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDX 6103 Introduction to Teaching Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EDX 3213 or permission from the instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to special education challenges for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities including challenges of providing full educational inclusion and community integration from ages 6-21

EDX 6113 Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Field based. Assessment and individualized programming utilizing methods and materials for preschool and primary level children with disabilities

EDX 6123 Methods and Materials for Elementary Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Field based. Assessment and individualized programming utilizing methods and materials for elementary age children with disabilities

EDX 6133 Methods and Materials for Secondary Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Field based. Assessment and individualized programming utilizing methods and materials for secondary age children with disabilities

EDX 6173 Introduction to Contingency Management: 3 hours.

Three hour lecture. Introduction to the principles and procedures of contingency management and applied behavioral analysis for teaching individuals with disabilities

EDX 6193 Advanced Planning in Special Education: 3 hours.

Provides a greater understanding of planning and managing in special education. Suggests methods and techniques to be used in teaching students with disabilities

EDX 6353 Assistive Technology in Special Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Application of assistive technology in the education of students with special needs

EDX 6413 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the development, goals, and objectives of family groups. A study of problems of families who have children with disabilities

EDX 6503 Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities.: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A survey of operational models and techniques to be implemented with students who have severe disabilities to include curriculum, methods and administrative educational adjustments

EDX 6603 Students with Physical/Multiple Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Educational implications and adaptations of procedures in schools, homes, hospitals and special schools for students with orthopedic and/or neurological impairments

EDX 6613 Teaching Students with Physical/Multiple Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Methods and materials applicable to teaching students with physical or multiple conditions which are the results of neurological or orthopedic impairments

EDX 6623 Adaptations for Students with Physical/Multiple Disabilities.: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The study of motor functions including range of motion, gait training, and other environmental adjustments that can be implemented by classroom teachers

EDX 6813 Introduction to Assessment Issues in Special Education: 3 hours.

Assessment as it relates specifically to working with special education students. Topics to be covered will include Special Education Law, IEP development, and related topics

EDX 6953 Introduction to Sign Language: 3 hours.

Development of basic sign language skills, study of special needs of deaf persons, and understanding use of interpreters. (Same as CO 4953/6953)

EDX 6990 Special Topics in Special Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDX 7000 Directed Individual Study in Special Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDX 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Special Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDX 8013 Fundamentals of Teaching Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Characteristics of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Theories, principles and methods for teaching individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

EDX 8023 Fundamentals of Teaching Individuals with Learning Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Characteristics of students with learning disabilities. Theories, principles, and methods for teaching individuals with learning disabilities

EDX 8053 Fundamentals of Teaching Individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The curriculum, methods, principles and problems of working with individuals with emotional disabilities

EDX 8103 Advanced Contingency Management: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course is designed to utilize the principles and procedures of contingency management and applied behavioral analysis research to design, implement, and evaluate behaviorally oriented programs

EDX 8123 Organization and Supervision of Special Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Organizational theory of special education. Leadership behavior and role of special education supervisor; grant writing

EDX 8133 Readings and Research in Exceptional Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Emphasis on current literature in all areas of exceptionality. Understanding and interpretation of psychological diagnosis. Individual and group research

EDX 8143 Early Education for Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Rationale, characteristics, educational approaches, exemplary programs, and research in the field

EDX 8163 Teaching Strategies for Students who are Gifted: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Teaching approaches, development of special problems, selection of materials, and remediation of problems related to learning

EDX 8173 Special Education in the Regular Classroom: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Provides a greater understanding of children with disabilities who may be in the regular classroom and suggests methods and techniques for teaching students with disabilities in the regular classroom

EDX 8183 Seminar in Learning Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EDX 3203 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. An advanced course dealing with the condition of learning disabilities. Current research dealing with causes, treatments, and prevention strategies will be studied

EDX 8213 Remediation of Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Field based. Selection, utilization, and evaluation of specialized remedial materials and techniques with special education populations

EDX 8233 Special Education Internship I: 3 hours.

Three hours clinical instruction. (Co-Requisite EDX 6173; prerequisites: Admission to MAT-X. EDX 8173, EDX 6813 and EDX 6193). First semester of directed teaching in a special education classroom

EDX 8243 Special Education Internship II: 3 hours.

Three hours clinical instruction. (Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-X degree program. EDX 8233). Second semester of directed teaching in a special education classroom

EDX 8303 Seminar in Intellectual Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EDX 8103). Three hours seminar. An advanced course dealing with intellectual disabilities. Educational implications and research involving people with intellectual disabilities

EDX 8393 Seminar in Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours seminar. A comprehensive study of contributing factors in emotional disabilities and educational technology for the treatment of students with emotional and behavioral disorders

EDX 8403 Teaching Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Field based. The curriculum, methods, and principles and problems of working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities

EDX 8423 Special Education Internship II: 3 hours.

Three hours clinical instruction. (Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-X degree program. EDX 8233). Second semester of directed teaching in a special education classroom

EDX 8780 Internship in Special Education: 3-6 hours.

Three hours practicum. Supervised observation, participation, and teaching of exceptional children in classrooms and resource rooms. Supervised experiences in community, state departments, supervisory positions

EDX 8990 Special Topics in Special Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDX 9000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Special Education: 1-13 hours.

EDX 9221 Professional Practice in Teacher Education: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Students will examine potential careers for graduates with a doctorate in education and develop professional documents pertinent to their career paths. (Same as EDS 9221 and EDE 9221)

EDX 9413 Practicum in College Teaching in Special Education: 3 hours.

Three hours practicum.Supervised experience in design, delivery, and evaluation of a college course in special education

EDX 9553 Teaching and Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Analysis of current research on teacher education including pre-service teacher education and professional development for practicing teachers. (Same as EDS 9553 and EDE9553 )