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EDUC 201 Diversity in Schools
Diversity in Schools: In this course we will investigate both the similarities and differences within cultures, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual preference, classism, religion, and exceptionalities. This will be accomplished through self-exploration and various activities. These topics will be discussed in terms of our educational system. Our focus will be to examine various methods for teaching diversity within a K-6 curriculum. 3 hrs.

EDUC 222 Foundations of American Education
Foundations of American Education-Secondary Students/Foreign Language K-12: Educational theory and practice in the United States will be studied in the context of historical, philosophical and sociological foundations. Topics addressed in this context will include historical influence in contemporary education; major philosophical theories and their influence in school practice; the relationship between school and society, including current sociological issues; and the governance, financing and legal aspects of teaching and learning research. Phase I Course. Prerequisite for other methods and materials courses. 3 hrs.

EDUC 224 Foundations/Curriculum Elem Education
Foundations and Curriculum in Elementary Education: In this course students explore the K-6 curriculum with emphasis on the NC Course of Study, planning lessons, curriculum integration, instructional practice, differentiation of instruction for unique learner needs, classroom climate, and the use of the INTERNET for resources. Educational theory and practice in the United States will also be studied in the context of historical, philosophical and sociological foundations. Topics addressed in this context will include historical influence in contemporary education; major philosophical theories and their influence in school practice; the relationship between school and society. This course fulfills the writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite for other methods and materials courses. 3 hrs.

EDUC 260 Teaching Children with Special Need
Teaching Children with Special Needs in Elementary Schools: This course is designed to prepare preservice teachers to effectively work with and teach students with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on specific methodologies that relate to the theory and practice of teaching students with special needs. Emphasis will also be placed on helping preservice teachers learn to consider learning environments, cultural, and socioeconomic factors in addition to student abilities when selecting effective teaching strategies for learners with special needs. A field experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 270 Educational Technology
Educational Technology: Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of hardware and software and the uses of the computer in instructional programs by identifying, evaluating and selecting effective course ware, identifying and/or developing teaching strategies necessary to integrate course ware into the ongoing instructional program and using the computer for Computer Assisted Instruction and Computer Managed Instruction. This course fulfills the writing-intensive course requirement. 3 hrs.

EDUC 299 Exploratory Internship in Education
Exploratory Internship in Education: This internship is to provide students with the opportunity to explore career options though on-side experiences in educational settings. This internship does not count toward the major. Instructor permission required. Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 1-3 hrs.

EDUC 300 Teaching Fellows Course
Teaching Fellows Course: This course is designed to expose students identified as North Carolina Teaching Fellows to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. Students will participate in hands-on applications of education principles and community leadership. The course is designed to focus on the philosophies of teaching in North Carolina public schools, curriculum and instruction, and the developmental needs of K-12 students. Repeatable for a total of 24 hrs. 3 hrs.

EDUC 304 Classroom Management & Conflict Resolution
Classroom Management and Conflict Resolution: This course offers practical strategies relating to assessment, classroom management, and instructional technologies. Specific emphasis will be placed on empirically validated practices and conflict resolution methods. A field experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 305 Literature for Children
Literature for Children: Book selection and the integration of knowledge of children and books; includes evaluating types of literature and planning ways of using books with children. This course is designed primarily for education majors. A field experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 310 Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology: Study of those principles and theories of psychology that have direct application to the classroom. Emphasis will be on development, learning, motivation, classroom management and assessment. 3 hrs.

EDUC 314 Cultural Arts/Movmt Elem Education
Cultural Arts and Movement in Elementary Education: This course teaches students how to integrate arts and movement into the classroom. Students will learn how to effectively integrate art, music, drama and PE across all content areas. This course will help student to see importance of teaching children how they learn best. 3 hrs.

EDUC 319 Data Driven Instruction
Using Data to Drive Instruction:  This course provides pre-service teachers with the tools necessary to assess and analyze data to improve instruction and increase student academic achievement. 3 hrs.

EDUC 330 Management of Student Environment, Work and Behavior
In this course students will explore the varies environments of high school education as well as how to differenctiate student work and manage adolescent behaviior. A fiels experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 335 Critical Issues in Education & School
Critical Issues in Education and School Communities: This course will discuss the origin, development, and current status of elementary school curriculum and evaluate the trends and issues likely to influence the curriculum in the schools. This course will also explore social, historical, political and philosophical issues that impact K-12 education nationally and internationally. Special emphasis will be placed in diversity and equality issues, leadership, parental involvement, community service, and ethical advocacy. 3 hrs.

EDUC 345 Content Area Reading
Content Area Reading: The importance of reading development in the content fields for the improvement of learning is emphasized. Topics include study skills; selection of appropriate reading materials, both functional and recreational; classroom strategies for facilitating reading comprehension; and vocabulary-building methodologies. Required for secondary teacher certification in all areas. A field experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 352 Topics in Education
Topics in Education: Intensive consideration of a problem in education that is not offered on a regular basis in the curriculum. The topics for the course will vary from term to erm. Prerequisite: Sophomore status or above. 3 hrs.

EDUC 401 Teaching Reading & Other Lang Arts
Teaching Reading and Other Language Arts: Curriculum and teaching strategies in the language arts with emphasis on the inter-relatedness of all language processes including reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing. Includes an overview of basic reading skills and methods for teaching reading and the writing process. Integration of the language arts in all curricular areas is studied. A field experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 402 Diagnosis & Correction of Reading
Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties: Teaches students how to identify, interpret, and prescribe strategies to meet the needs of those experiencing difficulty in reading. Formal and informal diagnostic measures are studied. A school experience of working with students who have reading difficulties is required. Prerequisite: EDUC 401. 3 hrs.

EDUC 404 Math Methods & Materials
Mathematics Methods and Materials in Elementary Schools: Provides a comprehensive overview of developmentally appropriate teaching methods, materials, resources and strategies related to effectively teaching mathematics concepts in elementary schools. Emphasis will be placed on reasoning, problem solving and the integration of mathematics in other areas of the elementary school curriculum. A field experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 411 Social Studies Methods & Materials
Social Studies Methods and Materials in Elementary Schools: Examines methods, current trends and content of effective social studies teaching with emphasis on relationships among social science discipline areas in a multicultural society. Emphasis will be placed on developing thinking skills and problem solving and on the relationship of the social studies to other areas of the elementary school curriculum. An integrated field experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 412 Science Methods & Materials
Science Methods and Materials in Elementary Schools: Examines developmentally appropriate teaching methods, materials, resources and strategies related to designing effective science learning experiences in elementary schools. Emphasis will be on connectedness of science to other areas of the elementary school curriculum. An integrated field experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 435 Word Study
Word Study: Examines spelling instruction that relies on an understanding of English orthography and way in which children develop as spellers. Analyzes the role of spelling in literacy development; identifies the characteristics of how children read, write and spelling in the stages of literacy development. 3 hrs.

EDUC 436 Secondary Methods & Materials
Secondary Methods and Materials: Study of teaching methods, resources, materials and strategies as related to general secondary school teaching and specific content area teaching. Prerequisite to student teaching; normally to be taken in senior year. A field experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 444 Foreign Language Methods/Materials
Foreign Language Methods and Materials: Study of teaching methods, resources, materials and strategies as related to foreign language K-12 school teaching and specific content area teaching. Prerequisite to student teaching; normally to be taken in the senior year. A field experience is required. 3 hrs.

EDUC 449 Practicum Student Teaching
Practicum Student Teaching: Course is designed for those students with extensive experience or certification in teaching in one area who now desire certification in area of experience or second area certification. Will include directed observation and student teaching in selected schools. Student Teaching Fee Applies. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor. Pass/Fail. 3-6 hrs.

EDUC 450 Individual Studies in Education
Individual Studies in Education: Programs of study for experienced classroom teachers, following their interests and needs, are planed with the help of the instructor. Persons interested in enrolling in Education 450 must confer with the instructor in person or by letter prior to the beginning of the course so that individual study plans may be formulated. Prerequisite: Classroom teaching experience and permission of the instructor. 1-3 hrs.

EDUC 499A Prof Internship - Elementary
Professional Internship - Elementary: Directed observation and student teaching in selected schools, grades K-6; seminars are scheduled throughout this period. Student Teaching Fee Applies. 12 hrs.

EDUC 499C Prof Internship - Secondary
Professional Internship - Secondary: Directed observation and student teaching in selected schools, grades 9-12. Seminars are scheduled throughout this period. Student Teaching Fee Applies. 12 hrs.

EDUC 499D Prof Internship - Foreign Language
Professional Internship: Foreign Language: Directed observation and student teaching in selected schools, grades K-12. Seminars are scheduled throughout this period. Student Teaching Fee Applies. 12 hrs.

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