Houston Baptist University Catalog

Education ( EDUC ) Course Descriptions

  • EDUC 2320 LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

    EDUC 2320 Learning and Development
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This is a comprehensive study of child and adolescent development (cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development) combined with examination and analysis of learning theory and other factors and principles that affect learning. Observation and experience in schools is included. (Students who wish to enter the Educator Preparation Program must earn a C or better in this course.)

  • EDUC 2330 FOUNDATIONS:AMER EDUC THOUGHT

    EDUC 2330 Foundations of American Educational Thought
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course of study introduces the historical, philosophical, and sociological influences that have shaped the dynamic nature of private and public educational systems in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the Christian influence on education, great educational leaders, as well as examining the future of education. A great variety of selected classical readings are included with authors such as William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Noah Webster, Ralph Waldo-Emerson, G. Stanley Hall, John Dewey, Booker T. Washington, Jane Addams, W.E.B. DuBois, E.L. Thorndike, and others. An overview of the many facets and issues of teaching are introduced. (Students who wish to enter the Educator Preparation Program must earn a C or better in this course.)

  • EDUC 4000 CLINICAL TEACHING SEMINAR

    EDUC 4000 Clinical Teaching Seminar
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): Enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    This course is founded on foundational research-based content and best practices in education concerning the topics of classroom management, assessment and professional development. The seminar for clinical teachers is interactive includes exploration of issues of particular interest and value to students as they complete their Educator Preparation Programs. These issues include the process of acquiring a teaching position (applications, resumes, interview skills, etc.), classroom management/discipline, ethical and legal issues related to teaching, communication with parents, portfolio construction and other issues encountered during clinical teaching. Support and encouragement in the form of sharing and problem solving will occur during each of the weekly sessions.

  • EDUC 4100 TExES STATE CERTIFICATION PREP

    EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Preparation Seminar
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and a degree plan on file in the Office of the Registrar and completion of at least 90 credit hours of degree plan specified course work
    This course assists students in understanding the state and federal standards for their chosen certification areas. Students complete intensive reviews for their Pedagogy and Professionalism (PPR) and content area certification exams. They must successfully complete PPR and content area practice exams. This course must be completed prior to entering clinical teaching.

  • EDUC 4181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    EDUC 4181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 4281 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    EDUC 4281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 4301 C & I ELEM SCHOOL

    EDUC 4301 Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program.
    This course is designed to provide an integrated and in-depth understanding of principles of curriculum and instruction, as well as practical experiences in instructional design for elementary school contexts and learners. Multiple approaches to learning, the roles of teachers in the teaching-learning process, as well as current Texas state curriculum requirements and guidelines are explored. The effective use of media/technology is included. Field work is required.

  • EDUC 4306 EDUC APPLICATIONS OF TECH

    EDUC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program
    A broad spectrum of technology application is explored including the use of word processing, software evaluation, Internet use, multimedia, and telecommunications. Technology is used for communication, management, teaching, and learning. Software is reviewed and evaluated.

  • EDUC 4311 C & I SEC SCHOOL

    EDUC 4311 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program
    This course is designed to provide an integrated and in-depth understanding of principles of curriculum and instruction, as well as practical experiences in instructional design for secondary school contexts and learners. Multiple approaches to learning, the roles of teachers in the teaching-learning process, as well as current Texas state curriculum requirements and guidelines are explored. The effective use of media/technology is included. Field work is required.

  • EDUC 4320 TEACH METHODOLOGY:SECONDARY

    EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educator Preparation Program and (EDUC 4301 or EDUC 4311)
    This course combines campus-based instruction with field-based experiences. Students observe as well as plan and present lessons in their designated content area. An emphasis is placed upon content specific instructional methods, using data to make instructional decisions and application of classroom management skills. This course must be completed before clinical teaching.

  • EDUC 4340 ACTION RESEARCH

    EDUC 4340 Action Research
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The Action Research model is explored and students complete an Action Research project. Preparation for certification exams is also a component of the course. Students take this course either immediately preceding clinical teaching or concurrent with clinical teaching if clinical teaching occurs in the fall semester.

  • EDUC 4381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    EDUC 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 4400 CLINICAL TEACHING SEMINAR

    EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): Clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    This course is founded on foundational research-based content and best practices in education concerning the topics of classroom management, assessment and professional development. The seminar for clinical teachers is interactive includes exploration of issues of particular interest and value to students as they complete their Educator Preparation Programs. These issues include the process of acquiring a teaching position (applications, resumes, interview skills, etc.), classroom management/discipline, ethical and legal issues related to teaching, communication with parents, portfolio construction and other issues encountered during clinical teaching. Support and encouragement in the form of sharing and problem solving will occur during each of the weekly sessions.

  • EDUC 4461 CLINICAL TCH: ELEM SPANISH

    EDUC 4461 Clinical Teaching in Elementary School Spanish
    Prerequisite(s): Approval for clinical teaching by the Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4462

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Languages Other Than English Spanish Grades (EC-12). The corerequisite of EDUC 4462 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience.

  • EDUC 4462 CLINIC TCH: SECONDARY SPANISH

    EDUC 4462 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Spanish
    Prerequisite(s): Approval for clinical teaching by the Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
    Corerequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4461

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of EDUC 4461 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Languages Other Than English Spanish Grades (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4471 CLINICAL TCH: EC-6 CLASSROOM

    EDUC 4471 Clinical Teaching in the EC-6 Classroom
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4472

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The prerequisite of EDUC 4472 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in the EC-6 and Special Education (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4472 CLINICAL TCH:SPECIAL EDUCATION

    EDUC 4472 Clinical Teaching in Special Education
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4471

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corerequisite of EDUC 4471 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in EC-6 and in Special Education Grades (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4481 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    EDUC 4481 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 4484 CL TCH: ELEMENTARY PE

    EDUC 4484 Clinical Teaching in Elementary PE
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4485

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of EDUC 4485 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Physical Education (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4485 CL TCH: SECONDARY PHYS EDUC

    EDUC 4485 Clinical Teaching in Secondary PE
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4484

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of EDUC 4484 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Physical Education (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4487 CLINICAL TCH:BILINGUAL CLASSRM

    EDUC 4487 Clinical Teaching in the Bilingual Classroom
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Bilingual Generalist-Spanish (EC-6).

  • EDUC 4493 CL TCH: ELEM SCHOOL ART

    EDUC 4493, Clinical Teaching in Elementary Art
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4496

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of EDUC 4496 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4494 CL TCH: ELEM SCHOOL MUSIC

    EDUC 4494 Clinical Teaching in Elementary School Music
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and (EDUC 4497 or EDUC 4498)

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of either EDUC 4497 or EDUC 4498 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4495 CL TCH: SECONDARY SCHOOL SUBJ

    EDUC 4495 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Subjects
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both a BS degree and high school certification (grades 7-12) in the chosen teaching field.

  • EDUC 4496 CL TCH: SECONDARY ART

    EDUC 4496 Clinical Teaching in Secondary Art
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4493

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of EDUC 4493 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4497 CLITCH: SEC SCH CHORAL MUSIC

    EDUC 4497 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Choral Music
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4494

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 4494 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4498 CL TCH: SEC SCH INSTR MUSIC

    EDUC 4498 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Instrumental Music
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4494

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 4494 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4872 CLINICAL TCH: ALL-LEVEL SP ED

    EDUC 4872 Clinical Teaching in All-Level Special Education
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Special Education (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4873 CLINICAL TCH: EC-6 CLASSROOM

    EDUC 4873 Clinical Teaching in the EC-6 Classroom
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in the EC-6.

  • EDUC 4876 CLINICAL TCH: EC-CLASSROOM

    EDUC 4876 Clinical Teaching in the EC-6Bilingual Classroom
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in HBU undergraduate educator preparation programs. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. Students enrolled in clinical teaching must also enroll and attend EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in EC-6 with Bilingual.

  • EDUC 4893 CL TCH: MIDDLE GRADES

    EDUC 4893 Clinical Teaching in the Middle School Grades
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in HBU undergraduate educator preparation programs. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. Students enrolled in clinical teaching must also enroll and attend EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in grades four through eighth (4-8) in a chosen teaching field.

  • EDUC 4894 CL TCH: HIGH SCHOOL GRADES

    EDUC 4894 Clinical Teaching in the High School Grades
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in HBU undergraduate teacher preparation programs. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. Students enrolled in clinical teaching must also enroll and attend the EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar. This option leads to grades seven through twelve (7-12) teacher certification in a chosen teaching field. In the undergraduate program, it also requires completion of a major in the teaching field. This major provides the specialization and depth of study necessary for Texas teacher certification.

  • EDUC 5000 CLINICAL TEACHING SEMINAR

    EDUC 5000 Clinical Teaching Seminar
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): Enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    This course is founded on foundational research-based content and best practices in education concerning the topics of classroom management, assessment and professional development. The seminar for clinical teachers is interactive includes exploration of issues of particular interest and value to students as they complete their Educator Preparation Programs. These issues include the process of acquiring a teaching position (applications, resumes, interview skills, etc.), classroom management/discipline, ethical and legal issues related to teaching, communication with parents, portfolio construction and other issues encountered during clinical teaching. Support and encouragement in the form of sharing and problem solving will occur during each of the weekly sessions.

  • EDUC 5101 INTERNSHIP I

    EDUC 5101 Internship I
    Prerequisite(s): (Must have a Post-Baccalaureate with Certification Program (PBC) plan on file in the School of Education or a Master’s with Initial Certification degree plan on file in the Registrar’s Office) and be employed in an EC-12 school as a teacher
    This is a field-based course required for students in the HBU Post-Baccalaureate with Certification Program (PBC) or in a Master’s with Initial certification degree plan. To be enrolled in the course, the student must be employed as a teacher in an EC-12 state-accredited school. HBU faculty will provide regular supervision and support for the student during the semester to assist the student in becoming a successful and effective teacher. (Offered Fall and Spring only.)

  • EDUC 5181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    EDUC 5181 Special Topics/Indedpendent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 5201 INTERNSHIP II

    EDUC 5201 Internship II
    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5101 and be employed as a teacher in an EC-12 state-accreditated school in the semester immediately prior (excluding summer)
    This is a field-based course required for students in the HBU Post-Baccalaureate with Certification Program or in a Master’s with Initial Certification degree plan. HBU faculty will provide regular supervision and support for the student during the semester to assist the student in becoming a successful and effective teacher. Preparation for the EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities certification exam is provided during this course. (Offered Fall and Spring only.)

  • EDUC 5281 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    EDUC 5281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 5302 MULTIMEDIA INSTRUCT STRAT

    EDUC 5302 Multimedia Instructional Strategies
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course is part of the introductory sequence of courses designed to introduce and train educators in the appropriate applications of instructional technology. Information acquisition will focus on methodologies and appropriate use of multimedia as an instructional tool. Application of skills will focus on demonstrated proficiency in manipulation of text, graphics, and sound. Problem-solving activities will focus on the integration of multimedia programs as appropriate. Participants will complete the design and development of an individual multimedia project and a group multimedia project, using advanced technical features and multiple sources of media. Participants will learn to use multimedia tools to enhance their own communication, expand their repertoire of instructional strategies, and lead students in creating their own multimedia projects.

  • EDUC 5305 TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED DESIGN

    EDUC 5305 Technology Enhanced Instructional Design
    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5306
    This course is designed to provide integrated and in-depth understanding of the principles and processes of technology-enhanced instructional design and curriculum development. Learning will be focused on the application of learner, instructional, and resource analyses with an emphasis on technology-enhanced resources, assessment, and computer-based curriculum management.

  • EDUC 5306 EDUC APPLICATIONS OF TECH

    EDUC 5306 Educational Applications of Technology
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A broad spectrum of technology application is explored including the use of word processing, software evaluation, Internet use, multimedia, and telecommunications. Technology is used for communication, management, teaching, and learning. Researching the roll technology plays in digital natives of today and how that influences teaching and learning will be examined with special emphasis on how to change digital immigrant teachers methodology and pedagogy. Students will also be exposed to and begin to demonstrate competencies related to the Master Technology Teacher Standards.

  • EDUC 5320 TEACH METHOD:SECONDARY TEACHER

    EDUC 5320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers
    Prerequisite(s): Teacher Certification
    This course combines campus-based instruction with a minimum of 25 clock hours of field-based experience in observation and the planning and presenting of lessons for prospective student teachers or interns. An emphasis is placed upon lesson presentation skills; lesson preparation and planning, using a variety of teaching methods including technology; application of classroom management skills; and research into the teaching of the specific content area for which the student is being certified.

  • EDUC 5331 MATH FOR PRE-ADOLESCENTS

    EDUC 5331 Mathematics for Pre-Adolescents
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course prepares prospective and practicing preschool, elementary school and middle school teachers to teach mathematics effectively. Students overview all aspects of the PK-6 mathematics curriculum and acquire an in depth knowledge of the content, methods, and materials involved in the development of mathematical processes and of the number and operations strand of preschool, elementary, and middle school mathematics. Classroom use of models and manipulatives is emphasized.

  • EDUC 5335 CLINICAL TCH:4-8 CLASSROOM

    EDUC 5335 Clinical Teaching in the 4-8 Classroom
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both a MED degree and certification (grades 4-8) in the chosen teaching field.

  • EDUC 5340 SOCIAL STUDIES:PRE-ADOL

    EDUC 5340 Social Studies for Pre-Adolescents
    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5313 or EDUC 5314 or EDUC 6302 or EDUC 6312 or teacher certification
    This course provides an exploration of social studies content and skills as well as teaching/learning materials and strategies for developing content and skills at preschool through grade 6 levels. Essential knowledge and skills are emphasized. Field-based experiences and technology applications are required.

  • EDUC 5350 SCIENCE:PRE-ADOLESCENTS

    EDUC 5350 Science for Pre-Adolescents
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course is an exploration of teaching science for educators in preschool through grade 6. Graduate students will examine a variety of science curricula as well as teaching/learning materials and strategies for developing new content and skills at preschool through grade 6 levels. Applications of knowledge and skills are emphasized. Technology applications are required.

  • EDUC 5360 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF MATH

    EDUC 5360 Essential Elements of Math
    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5313 or EDUC 5314 or EDUC 6302 or EDUC 6312 or teacher certification
    This course prepares prospective and practicing preschool, elementary school and middle school teachers to teach mathematics effectively. Students acquire an in-depth knowledge of the content, methods, and materials involved in the development of mathematical processes and in development of the number and operations strand of preschool, elementary, and middle school mathematics. Classroom applications and use of models and manipulatives are emphasized. Fieldwork in which students teach mathematics in an elementary or middle school is required.

  • EDUC 5361 CLINICAL TCH: ELEM SPANISH

    EDUC 5361 Clinical Teaching in Elementary School Spanish
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5362 and EDUC 5000 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 5362 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the MED degree and certification in Spanish (EC-12).

  • EDUC 5362 CLINIC TCH: SECONDARY SPANISH

    EDUC 5362 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Spanish
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5361 and EDUC 5000 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 5361 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the MED degree and certification in Spanish (EC-12).

  • EDUC 5371 CLINICAL TEACH:EC-6 CLASSROOM

    EDUC 5371 Clinical Teaching in the EC-6 Classroom
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification
    <br Bilingual.

  • EDUC 5373 CLINICAL TCH:7-12 CLASSROOM

    EDUC 5373 Clinical Teaching in the 7-12 Classroom
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification
    <brClinical field.

  • EDUC 5374 CLIN TCH:EC-6/SPED EC-12 CLASS

    EDUC 5374 Clinical Teaching in EC-6/Special Education EC-12 Classrooms

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification
    <brClinical (EC-12).

  • EDUC 5375 ESSEN ELEMENTS:FA & PE/HEALTH

    EDUC 5375 Essential Elements of Fine Arts and PE/Health
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course explores EC-6 fine arts, PE and Health content and methodology. It includes development of knowledge skills, and dispositions identified in the art, music, theatre, PE and Health TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), as well as ways to integrate into learning in other content areas.

  • EDUC 5380 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS:SOCIAL STUD

    EDUC 5380 Essential Elements of Social Studies
    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 6302 or EDUC 6312
    This course provides an in-depth study of social studies content and skills, as well as teaching/learning materials and strategies for developing content and skills at preschool through grade 12 levels. Teachers will apply content knowledge as they learn to implement and enhance classroom essential knowledge and skills; construct assessments that assess in a differentiated manner using multiple approaches to assessment; and create diagnostic assessment tools. Emphasis is placed on developing a professional perspective and knowledge base designed for service as a teacher leader at campus/district/national levels. Technology integration to enhance instruction is an integral element of the course.

  • EDUC 5381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    EDUC 5381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 5384 CLINICAL TCH: ELEMENTARY PE

    EDUC 5384 Clinical Teaching in Elementary Physical Education
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and EDUC 5385 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 5385 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the MED degree and certification in Physical Education (EC-12).

  • EDUC 5385 CLINICAL TCH: SECONDARY PE

    EDUC 5385 Clinical Teaching in Secondary Physical Education
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and EDUC 5384 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 5384 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the MED degree and certification in Physical Education (EC-12).

  • EDUC 5393 CLINICAL TCHING ELEMENTARY ART

    EUDC 5393 Clinical Teaching in Elementary School Art
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and EDUC 5396 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 5396 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the MED degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 5394 CLINICAL TCH:ELEM SCHOOL MUSIC

    EDUC 5394 Clinical Teaching in Elementary School Music
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and (EDUC 5397 or EDUC 5398) and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 5397 or EDUC 5398 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the MED degree and certification in Music (EC-12).

  • EDUC 5396 CLINICAL TCHING SECONDARY ART

    EDUC 5396 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Art
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and EDUC 5393 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 5393 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the MED degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 5397 CLINICAL TCH:SECONDARY CHORAL

    EDUC 5397 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Choral Music
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and EDUC 5394 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 5394 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the MED degree and certification in Music (EC-12).

  • EDUC 5398 CLINICAL TCH SECONDARY INSTRU

    EDUC 5398 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Instrumental Music
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and EDUC 5394 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 5394 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the MED degree and certification in Music (EC-12).

  • EDUC 6181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    EDUC 6181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 6281 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    EDUC 6281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 6301 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

    EDUC 6301 Classroom Management
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A study of a broad spectrum of approaches to classroom management, including authoritarian, behavior-modification, group-process, instructional, and psycho-emotional-climate orientations. Examination of research regarding effective classroom management. Exploration of multiple strategies for handling common classroom management problems.(Offered also as EDAD 6307.)

  • EDUC 6302 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C&I

    EDUC 6302 Elementary School Curriculum and Instruction
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course is designed to provide an integrated and in-depth understanding of principles of curriculum and instruction, as well as practical experiences in instructional design for elementary school contexts and learners. Multiple approaches to learning, the roles of teachers in the teaching-learning process, as well as current Texas state curriculum requirements and guidelines are explored. The effective use of media/technology is included. Fieldwork is required.

  • EDUC 6304 CHILD, ADOL & LEARN

    EDUC 6304 Children, Adolescents, and Learning
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course combines a study of learning (including both cognitive and behavioral perspectives), human development (childhood through adolescence), and assessment (traditional and performance; teacher-made and standardized). Related constructs such as motivation and self-esteem are explored.

  • EDUC 6307 DESIGN OF PRINT-BASED MEDIA

    EDUC 6307 Design of Print-Based Media
    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5306
    Information acquisition activities include analysis of graphic and text layout design for various print-based media. Application competencies include creation and evaluation of documents using advanced standards and styles of publishing. Problem-solving activities will focus on matching the appropriate production software.

  • EDUC 6308 DISTANCE LEARNING

    EDUC 6308 Distance Learning
    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5306
    Information acquisition focuses on case studies and research efforts documenting effective and ineffective applications of distance learning technologies. Application of research findings will lead to the development of a distance learning prospectus. By participating in distance learning demonstrations and simulations, students will apply and test instructional strategies appropriate for learners in a remote learning scenario. Problem-solving activities will include delivery system design and program design.

  • EDUC 6312 SECONDARY SCHOOL C&I

    EDUC 6312 Secondary School Curriculum and Instruction
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course is designed to provide an integrated and in-depth understanding of principles of curriculum and instruction, as well as practical experiences in instructional design for secondary school contexts and learners. Multiple approaches to learning, the roles of teachers in the teaching-learning process, as well as current Texas state curriculum requirements and guidelines are explored. The effective use of media/technology is included. Fieldwork is required.

  • EDUC 6315 AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL REFORM

    EDUC 6315 American Educational Reform
    Prerequisite(s): None
    In this course of study the historical, philosophical, sociological and political influences of the past, present, and future issues and trends of American education are examined. Emphasis is placed on interconnectivity and impact on teaching and learning in both private and public venues. Study framed within this context provides opportunity for the professional educator to develop a deeper understanding of the current challenges faced in educational settings. A broad selection of readings range from traditional classical works to current perspectives on challenging issues such as: demographics, diversity, vouchers, charter schools, home schooling, accountability, high-stakes testing, special needs, giftedness, bilingual instruction, technology, and more.

  • EDUC 6320 RESEARCH TECH/ PROCEDURES

    EDUC 6320 Research Techniques and Procedures
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A study of a spectrum of research methods related to psychological and educational research. The course is designed to develop research knowledge and skills. Included are theory, techniques, designs, evaluation of research, and integration of findings into professional decision-making. (Offered also as EDAD 6310 and PSYC 6320.)

  • EDUC 6322 C&I: GRADES K-12

    EDUC 6322 Curriculum and Instruction: Grades K-12
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course provides a study of influencing factors and guiding principles for curriculum and instruction in grades K-12. It includes practical experience in instructional design as well as first-hand teaching experiences. It is designed to provide integrated and in-depth understandings of principles and processes for curriculum and instruction, as well as practical experiences in planning and facilitating learning (instructional design, media/technology usage, and classroom teaching). The role of the student and teacher in the teacher-learning process as well as current Texas curriculum requirements, including Essential Knowledge and Skills, are explored.

  • EDUC 6330 TCH METHODOLOGY: PROFESSIONAL

    EDUC 6330 Teaching Methodology for the Professional
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Structured to meet the needs of those professionals who must design, organize, and present materials to various target populations, this graduate level course focuses on teaching methods, media, and evaluation of the learning process.

  • EDUC 6370 CRITICAL ISSUES/ TEACHING

    EDUC 6370 Critical Issues in Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An analysis of issues important to effective development of reading abilities during the elementary school years. Emphasis is placed upon teaching comprehension processes and understanding factors which affect comprehension processes.

  • EDUC 6371 CRITICAL ISSUES/ TEACHING

    EDUC 6371 Critical Issues in Teaching Reading in the Secondary School
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An analysis of issues important to effective development of reading abilities during the secondary school years. Emphasis is placed upon teaching comprehension processes and understanding factors which affect comprehension processes.

  • EDUC 6381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    EDUC 6381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC Education 5000

    CLINICAL TEACHING SEMINAR