Hours Required130 credit hours
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Gain experience leading a classroom during a semester-long student teaching experience prior to graduation that incorporates both general and special education.
Become an educational leader prepared to work with diverse learners, schools and communities.
Observe and analyze STEM instructional practices in Finnish and Estonian classrooms or take an in-depth look at the educational system in Costa Rica during faculty-led global experiences.
Fundamentals of Child Development for Education (EDPS 250)
Explore human development concepts and principles of cognitive and social/emotional development through early adolescence. Understand biosocial forces affecting children’s behavior and development related to education.
Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (TEAC 308)
Cover the scope, content and organization of the mathematics curriculum, development, use and sources of instructional materials and teaching procedures.
Multicultural Education (TEAC 330)
Learn about minority group cultures, the existence of subcultures within mainstream society, women in the social setting and their relationship to the American education process.
Introduction to Special Education (SPED 201)
Learn basic concepts related to the education of exceptional learners, including historical factors, legislative statutes and instructional models.
Reading and Writing Disabilities: Elementary Students + Practicum (SPED 415 and 415A)
Learn to assess and teach early literacy skills in small groups and 1-to-1. Apply classroom learning by tutoring children at the Schmoker Reading Center.
Behavior Management (SPED 454)
Learn to manage student behavior. Functional assessment of and strategies for preventing behavior problems. Techniques for increasing prosocial behavior and non-aversive interventions.
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