2002-03 Bulletin
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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY


EARLY CHILDHOOD (CHLD)


CHLD 210  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 210.
 

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 210.
 

CHLD 378  INFANT AND TODDLER CARE 2
Group care practices for children from birth to three years of age. Prerequisite: CHLD 210.
 

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 210.
 

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 210. Offered even years only.
 

CHLD 440  FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT (OR SPED 440) 3
Students will assess and evaluate using functional behavior analysis. Students will also understand the role of functional assessment in student placement and curriculum modification and adaptation, and making accommodations for special needs students.
 

CHLD 450  LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN (OR PSYC 450) 3
Normal development of speech and language in children, including methods of facilitation. Prerequisite: CHLD 210. Offered odd 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 210, and permission of early childhood adviser.
 

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. Deadline for application is the second week of April. Offered autumn quarter only. Prerequisites: EDUC 210, and Washington State Patrol clearance on file in the office of Education and Psychology. Graded S or NC.
 

EDUC 267  MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPLORATORY 1
A thirty-hour internship in a public 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, including launching a new school year. Deadline for application is the second week of April. Offered autumn quarter only. Prerequisites: EDUC 210, and Washington State Patrol clearance on file in the Office of Education and Psychology. Graded S or NC.
 

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 or 8
Study of language acquisition in elementary-age children, including speaking, thinking, listening, reading and writing, drama, and children's literature. Philosophy, curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching reading and language arts. Practicum required. (Registration for 6 credits requires permission of the School of Education and Psychology.) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.
 

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 Teacher Certification Program.
 

EDUC 367  INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY PRACTICUM 1
Laboratory practice in selected teaching skills, utilizing videotaped feedback and one-on-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 Teacher Certification Program; MATH 112 and 113.
 

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 relationships in an environment which nurtures the child's spiritual growth. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.
 

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 Teacher Certification Program.
 

EDUC 383  ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION: SCIENCE AND HEALTH 2 or 3
Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary science and health; emphasis on science as a process of inquiry. Registration for 2 credits requires permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.
 

EDUC 390  MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION 3
Designing and interpreting criterion-referenced objective and performance assessments; interpretation of norm-referenced examinations; concepts of reliability and validity; item analysis; grading and reporting classroom performance. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Certification Program and any one of the following EDUC courses: EDUC 360, 365 , 373, 382, 383.
 

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. Prerequisites: EDUC 365 and BIOL 103, or CHEM 143, or PHYS 213 or PHYS 253 . 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 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 Teacher Certification Program.
 

EDUC 431  PSYCHOLOGY OF READING (OR SPED 431) 3
Study of the psychological, perceptual, developmental, and physiological aspects of reading.
 

EDUC 434  TRENDS IN EDUCATION (OR SPEC 434) 1-3; 6
Current theory and practice in teaching and learning in elementary or secondary schools. Elective credit or renewal of teacher certification. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program or Teacher Certification.
 

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 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 Teacher Certification Program.
 

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 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. Prerequisites: EDUC 360, 373, 405 and permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Graded S or NC.
 

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 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 & Psychology. Prerequisites: EDUC 365, 367 and permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Graded S or NC.
 

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 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. Prerequisite: Approval by the School of Education and Psychology.
 

EDUC 495  COLLOQUIUM: 0
Small Schools ญญ Theory and application of procedures and practices in multigrade and multiage elementary classrooms.
Child Abuse -- Identification, impact, and prevention of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse. Discussion of teachers' legal responsibilities.
 

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  CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 4
Life from prenatal through adolescent years. Emphasis is placed on the emotional, social, physical, motor, and psychological development of the individual.
 

PSYC 216  ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING 3
Current methods and theories relating to psychological development, maturity, and decline as evidenced during the adolescent, youth, middle age, and retirement years.
 

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. This course will not apply toward a psychology major. Prerequisite: PSYC 130 or permission of instructor.
 

PSYC 225  MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE (OR SOCI 225) 2
Study of the physical, economic, and psychological adjustments necessary for happy marriage and parenthood; stresses Christian philosophy and principles; staff members and guest speakers will lecture and lead discussions. This course will not apply toward a psychology major.
 

PSYC 266  LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR 3
Basic learning phenomena in animals and humans including classical and operant conditioning, as well as more complex learning. The application of these phenomena in human and animal behavior change is also addressed. Emphasis will be placed on behavioral approaches. Prerequisite: PSYC 130. Offered even years only.
 

PSYC 344  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 4
The dynamics of social interaction and interpersonal behavior with application to contemporary society. Prerequisite: PSYC 130 or permission of instructor.
 

PSYC 366  THEORIES OF PERSONALITY 4
Theories of personality development, assessment, and adjustment. Prerequisite: PSYC 130.
 

PSYc 370  HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (OR HLTH 370) 3
The study of learning, motivation, and psychological theories as related to health decisions and practices. Topics include the psychology of addictive behavior, behavioral health, and the relationship between stressful life events, social support, and wellness.
 

PSYC 390  COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 4
Theories and methods in the study of mental processes such as attention, pattern recognition, comprehension, memory, knowledge representation, and problem solving. Connections to neuroscience and applications to information science are also explored.
 

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

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 434  PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLOGY 1-3; 6
Current theory and practice in psychology. Elective credit.
 

PSYC 437  DEATH AND DYING (OR SOWK 437) 3
Study of the process of death and dying from four distinct perspectives: cultural, social, personal, and professional.
 

PSYC 441  COUNSELING EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES (OR SPED 441) 3
Students will learn school, family, and community partnerships to improve learning for students with disabilities and their families, understanding and applying knowledge of family systems including cultural and linguistic diversity. Students will also learn transition planning for new settings including planning post-school outcomes. Students will be able to counsel with parents regarding the grieving process, behavioral management plans and coping techniques and counsel exceptional students regarding academic and vocational plans. Students will be able to counsel with school personnel about teaching techniques and behavior management strategies.
 

PSYC 450  LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN (OR CHLD 450) 3
Normal development of speech and language in children, including methods of facilitation. Prerequisite: PSYC 215. Offered odd years only.
 

PSYC 455  HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY 4
Historical development of the various systems and theories of psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 130.
 

PSYC 464  INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING 3
A systematic, comprehensive, and balanced survey of the leading counseling approaches including an analysis of each system's perspective on personality, abnormal behavior, clinical methods, and the helping relationship. Course is designed for all those interested in the helping professions. Prerequisite: PSYC 130.
 

PSYC 466  BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 4
The study of the physiological, developmental and functional explanations of behavior. This includes sensory and motor mechanisms, as well as motivated behaviors, learning, memory and language. The biological basis for mental disorders and the behavioral effects of brain damage are also addressed. Prerequisites: PSYC 130; BIOL 101 or 201.
 

PSYC 471  RESEARCH METHODS I: INTRODUCTION 2
Introduction to procedures for reviewing and evaluating psychological research. Includes completion of a comprehensive review and critique of research in a specific area of psychology.
 

PSYC 472  RESEARCH METHODS II: EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 2
Advanced study of research design and interpretation in psychology. Includes completion of a research proposal in the area of psychology reviewed in PSYC 471. Prerequisites: PSYC 130, PSYC 471, MATH 206 or equivalent.
 

PSYC 473  RESEARCH METHODS III: RESEARCH PROJECT 2
Execution of the research proposal accepted in PSYC 472. Prerequisite: PSYC 472 and permission of instructor.
 

PSYC 489  CAREER AND LIFESTYLE DEVELOPMENT 3
Theories of career and lifestyle development, counseling approaches, ethical issues, and applications to the diversity of work settings are covered. The changing roles of women and men, dual career families and life span changes in career are addressed. Offered odd years only.
 

PSYC 492  ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 4
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. Prerequisite: Approval by the School of Education and Psychology.
 

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 210  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 324  ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION (OR PETH 324) 3
Study of common abnormalities found in students which may be corrected or helped by proper exercise; considers extent and limitations of the teacher's responsibility in this phase of education. Lecture and laboratory.
 

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 410  ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
Students will be able to select, evaluate, and adapt commercially available materials and equipment including computer applications. Focusing on curriculum modification and adaptation (including modification of the essential academic learning requirements), accommodations, special aids, technology, and equipment, the student will become proficient with these techniques.
 

SPED 415  TEACHING THE PRESCHOOL EXCEPTIONAL CHILD 3
Diagnosis and instructional planning on behalf of the preschool (0-6 years of age) exceptional child.
 

SPED 430  LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
Students will learn procedural and substantive legal issues in special education. The students will summarize the history of special education, noting specific landmark events, court cases, and laws that have contributed most to the field. Students will explain the steps in the referral process and state the main issues that generally arise. Students will discuss current issues and trends in special education.
 

SPED 431  PSYCHOLOGY OF READING (OR EDUC 431) 3
Study of the psychological, perceptual, developmental, and physiological aspects of reading.
 

SPED 433  ASSESSMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS 4
Examination and administration of assessment measures for exceptional individuals. On-site field experience required. Prerequisites: SPED 210 and EDUC 390. (Course fee $20)
 

SPED 434  TRENDS IN EDUCATION (OR EDUC 434) 1-3; 6
Current theory and practice in teaching and learning in elementary or secondary schools. Elective credit or renewal of teacher certification. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program or Teacher Certification.
 

SPED 435  READING DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION 3
The diagnosis of problems in reading and the exploration of remedial strategies and techniques. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent.
 

SPED 436  TEACHING STUDENTS WITH MILD DISABILITIES 4
In-depth examination and implementation of effective teaching techniques for students with mild disabilities. There will be an emphasis on regular curriculum modifications and adaptations, and making accommodations following WAC, IDEA, 504, and ADA requirements.
 

SPED 437  TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES 4
In-depth examination and implementation of effective teaching techniques for students with severe disabilities. The student will also study classroom set-up for accommodations of these students in the regular classroom.
 

SPED 438  CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION IN SCHOOLS 2
Students will learn school, family, and community partnerships to improve learning for students with disabilities. They will understand and apply knowledge of family systems including cultural and linguistic diversity. Students will also learn collaboration, teaming, partnerships and supervision of paraeducators. Students will design multidisciplinary teams including community agencies, paraprofessionals and parents of students with disabilities to provide effective programming.
 

SPED 440  FUNDTIONAL ASSESSMENT (OR CHLD 440) 3
Students will assess and evaluate using functional behavior analysis. Students will also understand the role of functional assessment in student placement and curriculum modification and adaptation, and making accommodations for special needs students.
 

SPED 441  COUNSELING EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES (OR PSYC 441) 3
Students will learn school, family, and community partnerships to improve learning for students with disabilities and their families, understanding and applying knowledge of family systems including cultural and linguistic diversity. Students will also learn transition planning for new settings including planning post-school outcomes. Students will be able to counsel with parents regarding the grieving process, behavioral management plans and coping techniques, and counsel exceptional students regarding academic and vocational plans. The students will be able to counsel with school personnel about teaching techniques and behavior management strategies.
 

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, 436, 437, and permission of special education adviser. May not be taken concurrently with student teaching.
 

SPED 482  STUDENT TEACHING IN AN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM 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 School of Education and Psychology. NOTE: Students wishing to receive endorsements in both Elementary and Special Education must enroll in this Student Teaching Experience. 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 Certification, available from the School of Education and Psychology. Prerequisites: EDUC 360, 373, 390, 405, SPED 373 ,436, 437, 438, 440, 480 and permission of the School of Education and Psychology.
 

SPED 483  STUDENT TEACHING IN A SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM 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 School of Education and Psychology. NOTE: Students receiving only a Special Education endorsement must enroll in this Student Teaching experience. 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 Certification, available from the School of Education and Psychology. Prerequisites: EDUC 360, 373, 390, SPED 373 , 436, 437, 438, 440, 480 and permission of the School of Education and Psychology.
 

SPED 492  EDUCATION OF THE GIFTED (OR EDUC 492) 3
Introduction to the design of learning opportunities for gifted children in the light of their psychological characteristics.
 
Please see the Graduate Bulletin for a listing of graduate courses in education, special education, and psychology.