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EDUC 2101 EXPLORING TEACHING (1-1) An opportunity to experience a mentorship with public school students while exploring the impact Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and personality profiles play in the learning environment. Ten hours of mentorship required. Academic credit awarded. Service Learning course.

EDUC 2330 STUDENT LEADER EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING (3-0) Identifies the philosophy and theories of leadership, leadership styles, and contemporary leadership issues for any student who desires to pursue their leadership education. Practical application of leadership skills are developed through interactive class discussions, analyzing case studies, and group problem-solving and role-playing experiences. Elective only and does not count as part of the professional education certification requirements.

EDUC 4316 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (2-1) The course introduces students to the teaching profession. Historical foundations, professionalism, school law (including special education law), diversity in education, effective communication, family involvement, and current trends and issues in education will be examined. Students will also examine personal reasons for wanting to teach and will create a personal philosophy of education. Field observation required. (2-1).

EDUC 4325 WOMEN IN SCIENCE (3-0) Explores the role of women in science. Emphasis on gender and science, the history of women in science, gender equity in the classroom, strategies for the retention of women scientists, the current culture/climate for women in science, and contemporary women in science. Offered as EDUC 4325, SCIE 4325, and WOMS 4325. Credit will be granted only once.

EDUC 4331 KNOWING AND LEARNING IN MATH AND SCIENCE (3-0) Restricted to students in the UTeach Arlington program. Psychological foundations of learning; problem solving in mathematics and science education utilizing technology; principles of expertise and novice understanding of subject matter; implications of high-stakes testing; and foundations of formative and summative assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required. Prerequisite: SCIE 1101 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

EDUC 4332 CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS (45-0) Restricted to students in the UTeach Arlington program. Principles of delivering effective instruction in various formats (lecture, lab activity, collaborative settings); examination of gender, class, race, and culture in mathematics and science education; overview of policy related to mathematics and science education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required. Prerequisite: A University grade point average of at least 2.50, EDUC 4331 with grade of C or better; and SCIE 1102 with grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment.

EDUC 4333 MULTIPLE TEACHING PRACTICES IN MATH AND SCIENCE (45-0) Restricted to students in the UTeach Arlington program who have earned a passing score on the preliminary portfolio. Multiple research-based teaching practices including foundations of project-based, case-based, and problem-based learning environments; principles of project-based curriculum development in mathematics and science education; classroom management and organization of inquiry-based, problem-based/project-based learning classrooms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester with additional fieldwork hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: A University grade point average of at least 2.50, and EDUC 4332 with a grade of C or better.

EDUC 4340 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3-0) Prerequisite to subsequent courses in teacher education. Physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth patterns from conception to early adulthood, emphasizing familial, cultural, societal, and genetic determinants of behavior. Topics include developmental characteristics of children and adolescents including exceptional learners and students with special needs.

EDUC 4341 ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (2-2) Emphasizes the importance of organizing, developing, and adapting management systems to enhance learning in classroom environments. Managing the teaching-learning process, applying a variety of assessment techniques, motivation, and adapting management styles to meet student needs. This course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a K-12 classroom during normal school hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

EDUC 4342 APPLICATIONS OF INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY CLASSROOMS (2-2) Field-based applications of curriculum planning and instructional theory and methods. Includes writing and implementing unit and instructional goals and objectives, using instructional lesson models to meet teacher appraisal criteria including utilization of classroom technology and audiovisual aids, planning for individual needs, and evaluating student progress. This course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a K-12 classroom during normal school hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

EDUC 4343 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL (2-2) Methods and materials for social studies teaching and learning at the secondary school level. Emphasis on establishing a productive classroom environment, curriculum planning, implementation of effective instructional strategies, integration of educational technologies, and assessing student learning. Includes field-experience in a social studies classroom in a local middle or high school. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a grades 8-12 social studies classroom during normal school hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

EDUC 4346 SECONDARY SCHOOL CULTURE AND THE TEACHING PROFESSION (2-2) School cultures, effective schools and teaching practices, stages of professional development, foundations of American schools, legal and ethical aspects, and societal demands on the school.

EDUC 4347 SECONDARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP WITH TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (1-5) Supervised and directed professional practice in a local secondary school. The student will be assigned to a public school site for five hours per week. Weekly seminars are required. Internship must be taken the semester prior to residency. Theory from technology will be applied during internship assignment.

EDUC 4352 TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS (2-2) Effective instruction, assessment, and management strategies for working in diverse educational settings. Designed to provide increased self-awareness and insight into issues of diversity such as culture, ethnicity, exceptionality, gender, language, religion, and socioeconomic status. This course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a K-12 classroom during normal school hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

EDUC 4390 SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION (3-0) An examination of different topics related to education. This seminar may be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

EDUC 4391 CONFERENCE COURSE (0-0) Independent study in the preparation of a project or a paper on a research topic; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

EDUC 4647 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (2-25) Supervised and directed student teaching in student¿s targeted area of certification. The student will be assigned full time for the Independent School District calendar. Required seminars provide students with theory to integrate and apply during student teaching.

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