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SUPPORTING COURSES - EDUCATION

EDUC 395 METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY SCIENCE 3
A course intended for students seeking secondary endorsements in biology, chemistry, or physics.  Study of inquiry based learning experiences in science, the relation of concepts of science to contemporary historical, technological and societal issues, course management, practices, and safety.  Offered even years only.
EDUC 405 CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT 3
Study of research-based models and exemplary practices for organizing and managing the elementary classroom environment; emphasis on human dynamics, rules and routines, conflict resolution, motivational strategies, and eliciting parental support. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.
EDUC 410 PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION (OR PHIL 410)3
Study of educational thought and practice from a philosophical perspective: the aims, principles, and theories of education, with special reference to Christian schools.
EDUC 425 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF EDUCATION2
Issues of law and ethics with direct application to the teaching profession, including educational structure and governance, church/state relations, students' rights, teachers' rights and responsibilities, and tort liability. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.
EDUC 444 TEACHING CULTURALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS2
Study of human diversity and its impact on the educational process; emphasis on instructional and management strategies that respect and value cultural, ethnic, and language differences. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Certification Program. EDUC 365 or six hours of elementary methods courses.
EDUC 472 INTRODUCTION TO STUDENT TEACHING FIELD EXPERIENCEo
This course is designed to provide an overview of Washington State certification requirements and classroom teaching practices. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Certification Program and completed/submitted application to student teaching. Course fees apply. Graded S or NC
EDUC 475 TEACHING READING SKILLS IN CONTENT AREAS3
Introduction to diagnosis, vocabulary, comprehension skills, rate variation, management and study skills in junior high and secondary reading. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.
EDUC 476 ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING PART 12
An orientation to the requirements of student teaching, the curriculum, and the procedures of the elementary school and classroom that will host the student teacher.  Offered autumn quarters only.  Prerequisites: EDUC 472, admission to the Teacher Certification Program and approval by the School of Education and Psychology. Graded S or NC.
EDUC 477 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING PART 12
An orientation to the curriculum and procedures of the secondary school and classroom that will host the student teacher candidate.  Offered autumn quarters only.  Prerequisites: EDUC 472, admission to the Teacher Certification Program and approval by the School of Education and Psychology. Graded S or NC.
EDUC 480 ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING PART 22-12
Full participation in an elementary or middle school classroom is required under the supervision of an experienced certified teacher.  Conferencing will be scheduled by the university supervisor. Student-teacher placement is done in cooperation with school districts/principals and, because it is a shared decision, placement is not guaranteed. Placement decisions are based on the applicant’s academic preparation, interpersonal relationship abilities, classroom management skills, and other factors outlined in Minimum Competencies for Teacher Candidates, available from the School of Education and Psychology. Prerequisites: EDUC 472 and departmental permission.  Corequisite:  EDUC 476 and EDUC 493.  Graded S or NC.
EDUC 481 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING PART 22-12
Full-time practicum designed to provide extended field experience in a designated secondary discipline-specific classroom. Student-teacher placement is done in cooperation with school districts/principals and, because it is a shared decision, placement is not guaranteed. Placement decisions are based on the applicant’s academic preparation, interpersonal relationship abilities, classroom management skills, and other factors outlined in Minimum Competencies for Teacher Candidates, available from the School of Education and Psychology.  Prerequisites: EDUC 365, 367, Methods course(s) 395 of major(s), EDUC 472, 477, 493 and passing scores on the WEST-E and departmental permission.  Graded S or NC. *Elementary Education majors completing a secondary content major and/or 45+ credits in a secondary endorsement area, wanting secondary certification will need to complete secondary certification required courses along with 1-5 credit hours of secondary student teaching and the current WA State assessment tool(s)
EDUC 493 STUDENT TEACHING ASSESSMENTS 3
This course is designed to support teacher candidates in preparing, executing, and evaluation assessments required for certification during the student teaching experience.  Prerequisites: EDUC 472, 476, or 477; Admission to the Teacher Certification Program.  Graded S or NC.
EDUC 495 COLLOQUIUM: CHILD ABUSEo
Child Abuse -- Identification, impact, and prevention of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse. Discussion of teachers’ legal responsibilities.
EDUC 497 COLLOQUIUM: SMALL SCHOOLS o
Small Schools -- Theory and application of procedures and practices in multi-grade and multi-age elementary classrooms.
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