Hours Required131 credit hours
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Participate in five practicum field experiences in a variety of classroom settings and grade levels.
Become an educational leader prepared to work with diverse learners, schools and communities.
Receive professional mentoring from content area experts who will help you transform your passion into teaching expertise.
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.
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.
Educational Program for Kindergarten Children (TEAC 410)
Study recent developments in children’s education and their bearing on the selection and guidance of appropriate activities and materials for kindergarten.
Human Development and the Family (CYAF 160)
Explore a developmental life cycle approach, studying individuals from conception to death from the perspective of how individual development is fostered within the family system.
Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education + Lab (CYAF 374L)
Learn best practices in early childhood education and your role in facilitating learning. Plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate activities in an early childhood setting.
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.
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