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EARLY CHILDHOOD (CHLD)


CHLD 310  FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
In-depth study of the historical, philosophical, and psychological bases of early childhood education. Prerequisite: PSYC 215 or permission of instructor.
 

CHLD 374  PROFESSIONAL CORE I: CREATIVE ACTIVITIES 4
Materials and teaching strategies involving art, music, poetry, storytelling, and dramatic play in early childhood education. Prerequisite: CHLD 310.
 

CHLD 376  PROFESSIONAL CORE II: THE PHYSICAL WORLD 4
Materials and teaching strategies to acquaint children with the physical world. Includes personal health, nutrition and safety, natural science observation, and simple quantification concepts. Prerequisite: CHLD 310.
 

CHLD 378  INFANT & TODDLER CARE 2
Group care practices for children from birth to three years of age. Prerequisite: CHLD 310.
 

CHLD 430  ISSUES & TRENDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
Current literature and legislation pertaining to early childhood education, and models for delivery of these services. Prerequisite: CHLD 310.
 

CHLD 438  INTERVENTION IN THE PRESCHOOL SETTING 3
Analysis of the interaction and development of the child within the school, family, and community; approaches to child rearing, management, and guidance. Prerequisite: CHLD 310. Offered odd years only.
 

CHLD 455  LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN 2
Normal development of speech and language in children, including methods of facilitation. Prerequisite: CHLD 310. Offered even years only.
 

CHLD 480  FIELD WORK IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2-4; 4
A broad spectrum of closely supervised experience in actual field settings. Prerequisites: CHLD 310, and permission of early childhood advisor.
 



EDUCATION (EDUC)


EDUC 210  FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION 3
Study of social and historical foundations of American education; cultural, political, institutional, and interpersonal influences on school structure, funding, curriculum design, and the practice of teaching.
 

EDUC 247  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EXPLORATORY 1
A three-week internship in a multigrade elementary classroom, designed to acquaint the intern with teacher responsibilities for planning, organizing, and launching a new school year. Offered autumn quarter only. Prerequisite: EDUC 210. (S or NC only)
 

EDUC 267  MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPLORATORY 1
A thirty-hour internship in a middle school classroom. Designed to acquaint the intern with student behavior at the grade level assigned, along with teacher responsibilities for planning, implementing, and managing the instructional program. Conferences with the instructor are required. Prerequisite: EDUC 210. (S or NC only)
 

EDUC 280  STUDENT LITERACY CORPS EXPERIENCE 1-2
A service-learning course with the specific focus of tutoring persons who are educationally or economically disadvantaged. Students will learn effective methods of literacy tutoring and gain both training and experience in communicating stay-in-school values and building self esteem. Students will gain experience in working with students from a diverse population and gain understanding of cultural differences. The student will evaluate their own attitudes of individual responsibility to the community. The course will include both in class and on site participation.
 

EDUC 360  ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS 6
Study of language acquisition in elementary-age children, including speaking, thinking, listening, reading, and writing. Philosophy, curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching reading and language arts; emphasis on holistic approach to language instruction. Practicum required. Prerequisite: Admission to Phase II.
 

EDUC 365  INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY 3
Study of research-based models and exemplary practices for teaching in the secondary classroom environment; emphasis on human dynamics, rules and routines, conflict resolution, motivational strategies, eliciting parental support, and professional growth. Prerequisite: Admission to Phase II.
 

EDUC 367  INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY PRACTICUM 1
Laboratory practice in selected teaching skills, utilizing videotaped feedback and one-one-one conferencing. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDUC 365.
 

EDUC 373  ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: MATHEMATICS 4
Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary mathematics, including software evaluation for computer-aided instruction (CAI). Practicum required. Prerequisites: Admission to Phase II; MATH 112 and 113 or a more advanced mathematics course.
 

EDUC 381  ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: RELIGION 2
Survey of the curriculum, media, and strategies used in teaching Bible to elementary-age children; emphasis on building and maintaining relationships that provide effective religious instruction. Prerequisite: Admission to Phase II.
 

EDUC 382  ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: SOCIAL STUDIES 2
Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary social studies. Prerequisite: Admission to Phase II.
 

EDUC 383  ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: SCIENCE 2
Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary science; emphasis on science as a process of inquiry. Prerequisite: Admission to Phase II.
 

EDUC 390  MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION 3
Writing instructional objectives; performance-based measures of student achievement; norm- and criterion-referenced tests; concepts of reliability and validity; item analysis; interpretation of data; sociometric and ethnographic procedures; grading and reporting. Prerequisite; Admission to Phase II.
 

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 Phase II.
 

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 3
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 Phase II.
 

EDUC 444  TEACHING CULTURALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS 2
Study of human diversity and its impact on the educational process; emphasis on instructional and management strategies which respect and value cultural, ethnic, and language differences. Prerequisites: Admission to Phase II; EDUC 365 or six hours of elementary methods courses, or permission of instructor.
 

EDUC 475  TEACHING READING SKILLS IN THE CONTENT AREAS 3
Introduction to diagnosis, vocabulary, comprehension skills, rate variation, management, and study skills in junior high and secondary reading. Prerequisite: Admission to Phase II.
 

EDUC 480  STUDENT TEACHING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 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. Students enrolled in student teaching may not register for other courses without the written permission of the Education Department. Prerequisites: EDUC 360, 373, 405 and permission of the Education Department. (S or NC only)
 

EDUC 481  STUDENT TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL 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. Students enrolled in student teaching may not register for other courses without the written permission of the Education Department. Prerequisites: EDUC 365, 367 and permission of the Education Department. (S or NC only)
 

EDUC 490  SEMINAR: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES 1
Focused examination of specific topics in education with a view toward entry into the teaching profession. Prerequisite: Admission to Phase II and senior standing.
 

EDUC 492  EDUCATION OF THE GIFTED 3
Introduction to the design of learning opportunities for gifted children in the light of their psychological characteristics.
 

EDUC 494  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0-3
Individual contract arrangement involving students, faculty, and cooperating businesses to gain practical experience in an off-campus setting. Allows the student to apply advanced classroom learning. Prerequisites: Approval by department; CDEV 210 or permission of Cooperative Education Director.
 

EDUC 496  SEMINAR 1-3; 6
In-depth examination of a specific topic in education. Topics may include cooperative learning, curriculum reform, small-school pedagogy, media applications, etc. Prerequisite: upper division major/minor in education or permission of instructor.
 



PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)


PSYC 130  GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 4
Survey emphasizing the scientific bases of psychological investigation. Introduction to the fundamental vocabulary, methodologies, established facts, and sound principles of psychology.
 

PSYC 215  DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 4
Life from prenatal through adolescent years. Emphasis is placed on the emotional, social, physical, motor, and psychological development of the individual.
 

PSYC 220  EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
Study of current research in human development, individual differences, learning, cognition, and motivation, with particular reference to elementary and secondary classrooms; emphasis placed on the application of theory to teacher decision-making and problem-solving.
 

PSYC 266  DYNAMICS OF BEHAVIOR 3
Introduction to the dynamic mechanisms of human adjustment and behavior.
 

PSYC 360  SMALL GROUP PROCEDURES 3
Examination of small group process through simulations, confrontation techniques, and role playing. Especially useful for teachers, ministers, nurses, and social workers. Prerequisite: PSYC 130.
 

PSYC 366  THEORIES OF PERSONALITY 3
Theories of personality development, assessment, and adjustment. Prerequisite: PSYC 130.
 

PSYC 375  EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
Advanced study of experimental design with completion of an individual research proposal. Prerequisites: PSYC 130; MATH 206 or equivalent.
 

PSYC 425  PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION 3
Interpretation of religious behavior and motivation from psychological perspectives.
 

PSYC 426  INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE PROFESSIONS 3
PROFESSIONS Introduction to the philosophy, functions, and organization of counseling and guidance programs in school and community agencies.
 

PSYC 430  PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING 3
Principles of test selection, administration, and interpretation; consideration of the contributions and limitations of major types of standardized tests and inventories used in the behavioral sciences. Prerequisites: PSYC 130; MATH 206; and permission of instructor.
 

PSYC 444  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
The dynamics of social interaction and interpersonal behavior with application to contemporary society. Prerequisite: PSYC 130 or permission of instructor.
 

PSYC 455  HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY 3
Historical development of the various systems and theories of psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 130.
 

PSYC 464  COUNSELING RELATIONSHIPS 3
Introduction to psychological theory and skills essential for developing effective, helping relationships with individuals and groups. Course is open only to Junior and Senior Psychology majors or minors.
 

PSYC 465  HELPING SKILLS 1; 3
Training in counseling skills for students planning careers in counseling, deaning, nursing, pastoral or social work, and organizational psychology. Modeling and role play supplemented by group discussion and personal supervision. Prerequisite: PSYC 464 or permission of instructor.
 

PSYC 466  PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY 4
Focuses on the physiological substrates of human behavior. Emphasis placed on the structure and function of sensory and effector mechanisms, the nervous system, and the endocrine system as they are involved in behavior. The psychobiology of emotional, learning, and reproductive behavior is also stressed. Prerequisites: PSYC 130; BIOL 101 or 201.
 

PSYC 489  VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT THEORY 3
Theories of vocational choice and methods of studying occupations and occupational information as they relate to educational and vocational guidance.
 

PSYC 492  ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
Behavioral disturbances, therapeutic measures, and related theories. Prerequisites; PSYC 130; PSYC 215 or 366.
 

PSYC 494  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0-4
Individual contract arrangement involving students, faculty, and cooperating businesses to gain practical experience in an off-campus setting. Allows the student to apply advanced classroom learning. Prerequisites: Approval by department; CDEV 210 or permission of the Cooperative Education Director.
 

PSYC 495  RESEARCH PROJECT IN PSYCHOLOGY 2
Execution of the research proposal accepted in PSYC 375. Prerequisite: PSYC 375 and permission of instructor.
 

PSYC 496  SEMINAR 2-3; 6
In-depth examination of a specific topic in psychology. Topics may include motivation, sensation and perception, mental health, human sexuality, etc. Prerequisite: upper division major/minor in psychology or permission of instructor.
 



SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPED)


SPED 310  FOUNDATIONS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
An introduction to special education as a field of study and practice in American schools. Examines social and historical foundations, the characteristics of handicapping conditions, and their impact on the educational setting. Prerequisite: PSYC 215 or permission of instructor.
 

SPED 315  TEACHING THE PRESCHOOL EXCEPTIONAL CHILD 3
Diagnosis and instructional planning on behalf of the preschool (0-6 years of age) exceptional child.
 

SPED 373  MANAGEMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS 4
In-depth examination and administration of various models and techniques for the management of exceptional individuals within the classroom, home and community. On-site field experience required.
 

SPED 430  ISSUES AND TRENDS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
A study of current literature pertaining to special education, legislation in relationship to the development and implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEP's), and models for the delivery of these services.
 

SPED 433  ASSESSMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS 4
Examination and administration of assessment measures for exceptional individuals. On-site field experience required. Prerequisite: SPED 310.
 

SPED 437  INSTRUCTION OF EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS 4
In-depth examination and implementation of effective teaching techniques for exceptional learners. On-site field experience required.
 

SPED 438  COUNSELING EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES 3
Consideration and practice of counseling techniques for use with exceptional individuals and their families. Special attention is given to academic, behavioral, and vocational concerns.
 

SPED 480  PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 1-4; 4
Provides a broad spectrum of closely supervised experience in actual field settings, including assessment, management, and instruction techniques. Prerequisites: SPED 373, 433, 437, and permission of special education adviser. May not be taken concurrently with student teaching.
 
Please see the Graduate Bulletin for a listing of graduate courses in education, special education, and psychology.
 



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