Courses

EDUC 101 - Introduction to Education
3 Credit Hours

Introductory course in the professional sequence for all who plan to teach. Information necessary to make an informed career decision is presented. Additional emphasis is placed on the organization of the school and the legal, philosophical, sociological, and historical aspects of American education.
EDUC 121 - Introduction to Portfolio
1 Credit Hours

This course introduces candidates to the department?s conceptual framework and portfolio process. Emphasis is placed on developing the student?s departmental portfolio. This elective course meets the needs of transfer candidates, teacher education candidates going directly from Clinical II to Admission to the Professional semester, and any candidate wishing to work closely with an instructor to set up, revise, or plan the portfolio.
EDUC 131 - Literature for Children
3 Credit Hours

A survey of children?s literature. Emphasis is on identification, selection, evaluation, and use of books, print materials, and other related materials for children. This course introduces elementary education students to the five essential components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). The course incorporates the use of multicultural and West Virginia authors.
Other: Does not count toward general studies.
EDUC 141 - Educational Technology Survey
1 Credit Hours

A survey course examining hardware, software and web based resources used in computer-aided instruction. Students will explore the pedagogy of cooperative learn- ing as it relates to the technology equipped classroom environment. The course will also give students exposure to technology terminology.
EDUC 201 - Learning and Human Development
3 Credit Hours

A combination of developmental and educational psychology, including the study of the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of learners from pre-natal throughadolescence. The course concentrates on theories of learning and the application of those theories to effectively promote student learning.
Prerequisites: 2.0 or better in EDUC 101.
EDUC 205 - Clinical Experience I: Coming to Know the Elementary Classroom
1 Credit Hours

A semester-long clinical experience in a public school designed to provide education majors opportunities to observe school organization, management, teaching, and learning. This is an introductory field experience that will also provide a basis upon which candidates can make informed career decisions.
Prerequisites: or co-requisite: EDUC 201.
EDUC 206 - Clinical Experience I: Coming to Know the Secondary Classroom
1 Credit Hours

A semester-long clinical experience in a public school designed to provide education majors opportunities to observe school organization, management, teaching, and learning. This is an introductory field experience that will also provide a basis upon which candidates can make informed career decisions.
Prerequisites: or co-requisite: EDUC 201.
EDUC 210 - Methods of Teaching Reading for Elementary Teachers
3 Credit Hours

An introductory course. Special attention is given to reading readiness, planning reading lessons, identifying and reinforcing skills in the areas of vocabulary, phonics, comprehension, and exploring a variety of genres (including drama) and reading materials.
Prerequisites: or co-requisite: EDUC 201.
EDUC 211 - Diagnostic Reading Tools and Strategies
3 Credit Hours

Emphasis on the identification of types and appropriate uses of diagnostic reading tools, characteristics of common reading deficits among students at different grade levels, and strategies for remediation of reading problems at various grade levels.
Prerequisites: EDUC 210
EDUC 240 - Instructional Processes and Assessment
3 Credit Hours

An introductory course in the processes of instruction and assessment, emphasizing analysis of effective teaching. Candidates will analyze and evaluate instructional models, and develop the skills needed for planning, organizing, and assessing classroom instruction.
Prerequisites: EDUC 201
EDUC 250 - Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas
3 Credit Hours

A course for secondary teachers, incorporating reading skills directly related to particular content areas in lesson planning. Candidates will learn the role of literacy in the middle and secondary school, active learning, vocabulary comprehension, and writing strategies, assessment techniques, appropriate literature choices, and how to effectively incorporate a variety of materials in various content fields. Recommended that this course be taken before or concurrently with EDUC 370.
Prerequisites: or co-requisite: EDUC 201.
Other: Usually offered spring semester.
EDUC 260 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
3 Credit Hours

The curriculum, content, methods, and materials for effective teaching of mathematics. Emphasis is placed on incorporating problem solving and the use of manipulatives in developmentally appropriate instructional strategies based on national math standards.
Prerequisites: Elementary education major, EDUC 201, grade of 2.0 or better on a mathematics course at the 100 level or above.
Other: Usually offered spring semester.
EDUC 270 - Methods for Teaching Health PreK-Adult
3 Credit Hours

The curriculum, content, methods, and materials and assessment for teaching health. Attention is given to lesson and unit planning with the selection of the age appropriate materials.
Prerequisites: EDUC 201
EDUC 305 - Clinical Experience II: Elementary Education
2 Credit Hours

A clinical experience designed to provide the education major experiences as a paraprofessional in a school setting. Includes observation of an accomplished teacher and opportunities to participate in micro-teaching experiences. This course provides a bridge between prior experiences and student teaching. Recommended to take concurrently with EDUC 370 (Special Methods).
Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program. concurrent enrollment in EDUC 310. Pre- or co-requisite: SPEC 230.
EDUC 306 - Clinical Experience II: Secondary Education
2 Credit Hours

A clinical experience in a public school designed to provide the education major experiences as a paraprofessional. Includes observation of an accomplished teacher and a limited amount of teaching. This course provides a bridge between prior experiences and student teaching.
Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program. Pre- or co-requisite: SPEC 230.
EDUC 310 - Methods of Teaching Language Arts for Elementary Teachers
2 Credit Hours

The curriculum, content, methods, and materials for effective instruction of language arts in the elementary school. Emphasis is placed on the development of a wide variety of developmentally appropriate objectives, organizational structures, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques in teaching the process of writing, grammar, spelling, reading, oral communication, and listening.
Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program, concurrent enrollment in EDUC 305.
EDUC 315 - Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary Teachers
1 Credit Hours

A course designed to address the curriculum, methods, materials, and assessment of effective science instruction in the elementary school. Emphasis is on the analysis of a wide variety of developmentally appropriate objectives, instructional techniques, active learning strategies, and evaluation methods culminating in the creating of a teacher work sample.
Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program.
Other: Usually offered fall semester.
EDUC 321 - Technology Integration
2 Credit Hours

Students will research a variety of contemporary technologies as a way to deliver 21st century content in an engaging environment for school students. Social networks, virtual communities, podcasts, and other web technologies will be among the technologies under investigation. Upon completion of the research process, students will use the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) as a guide to apply appropriate digital delivery methods to the content projects developed by candidate teams.
Other: Co- requisites: EDUC 305, 306
EDUC 360 - Methods of Teaching Social Studies for Elementary Teachers
1 Credit Hours

A course designed to address the curriculum, methods, materials and assessment of effective social studies instruction in the elementary school. Emphasis is on the analysis of a wide variety of developmentally appropriate objectives, instructional techniques, active learning strategies, and evaluation methods culminating in the creation of a teacher work sample.
Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program.
Other: Usually offered spring semester.
EDUC 370 - Special Methods in Secondary Content Areas
3 Credit Hours

Methods for teaching in specialized teaching fields. Candidates register for the applicable section (e.g., English, Science, Math, and Social Studies). Attention is given to lesson and unit planning with selection of appropriate age level materials.
Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program.
Other: Recommended to be taken concurrently with EDUC 306.
EDUC 398 - Capstone Experience Senior Practicum
2 Credit Hours

Students participate in a culminating field experience in an appropriate setting, such as a child care, day care, or private facility. Planning, preparation, instruction, assessment, and practical dispositions are evaluated by a clinical supervisor.
EDUC 467 - Professional Seminar for Educators
3 Credit Hours

contemporary issues and professional problems. Attention is given to current research relevant to effective teaching. Educational Theory is tied to clinical practice and a major research paper is written. Satisfies advanced composition requirement for general studies. To be taken concurrently with student teaching.
Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Semester.
EDUC 470 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (K-4)
6 Credit Hours

Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (K-4).
EDUC 471 - Student Teaching in Middle Childhood Education (5-8)
6 Credit Hours

Student Teaching in Middle Childhood Education (5-8).
EDUC 472 - Student Teaching in Early/Middle Childhood Education
6 Credit Hours

Student Teaching in Early/Middle Childhood Education.
Other: Only for students seeking PreK-Adult in art, music, physical education, physical education/health or specific learning disabilities (K-Adult).
EDUC 474 - Student Teaching in Adolescent Education (9-12)
6 Credit Hours

Student Teaching in Adolescent Education (9-12).
EDUC 475 - Student Teaching in Adolescent Education (9-12)
12 Credit Hours

Student Teaching in Adolescent Education (9-12).
EDUC 476 - Student Teaching in Middle Childhood Education (5-6)
6 Credit Hours

Student Teaching in Middle Childhood Education (5-6).
EDUC 498 - Directed Reading/Writing Reflection
1 Credit Hours

A course in which students read, reflect, and write on contemporary issues and profession-related challenges and successes through examination of their Capstone Experience.