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School of Education and Psychology Graduate Bulletin 2012-2014

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 EDUCATION 2
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 STUDENTS 2
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 475 TEACHING READING SKILLS IN CONTENT AREAS 3
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 ORIENTATION TO STUDENT TEACHING 0
An orientation to the requirements of student teaching and the curriculum and procedures of the school and classroom that will host the student teacher. This course must be taken the quarter preceding enrollment in EDUC 480 or EDUC 481. Students who take EDUC 480 or 481 (student teaching) fall quarter must complete this course during the four weeks preceding the start of Walla Walla College’s fall quarter. The student must spend a minimum of 30 hours in the host classroom. Prerequisite: Approval by the School of Education and Psychology. Graded S/NC
EDUC 480 STUDENT TEACHING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 6-12
Application of teaching theory in the classroom; full participation in a teaching situation under the supervision of an experienced teacher. Conferences will be conducted with the student teacher by the cooperating teacher and college supervisor. Scheduled group sessions required. Student enrolled in student teaching may not register for other courses without the written permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Student teacher placement is done in cooperation with school districts 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. Students requesting placement outside the Walla Walla Valley will be required to pay an additional fee to cover travel costs associated with administering the Pedagogy Assessment. Prerequisites; EDCI 560, 573,EDUC 405 and permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Graded S or NC.
EDUC 481 STUDENT TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL 1-5*;6-12
Application of teaching theory in the classroom; full participation in a teaching situation under the supervision of an experienced teacher. Conferences will be conducted with the student teacher by the cooperating teacher and college supervisor. Scheduled group sessions required. Student enrolled in student teaching may not register for other courses without the written permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Student teacher placement is done in cooperation with school districts 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. Students requesting placement outside the Walla Walla Valley will be required to pay an additional fee to cover travel costs associated with administering the Pedagogy Assessment. Prerequisites: EDCI 565, 567, passing scores on the WEST-E and permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Graded S or NC. *Students completing an Elementary Education major and requesting certification in a secondary content area will be required to complete an additional 1-5 credits of secondary student teaching plus a PPA in that secondary content area.
EDUC 492 EDUCATION OF THE GIFTED (OR SPED 492) 3
Introduction to the design of learning opportunities for gifted children in the light of their psychological characteristics.
EDUC 495 COLLOQUIUM: CHILD ABUSE 0
Child Abuse -- Identification, impact, and prevention of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse. Discussion of teachers’ legal responsibilities.

EDUC 497 COLLOQUIUM: SMALL SCHOOLS                                                                                                            0
Small Schools -- Theory and application of procedures and practices in multigrade and multiage elementary classrooms.

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