2016-2017 Catalog

EDCI - EDUCATION, CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

EDCI 1000 EDUCATION EXPERIENCE PROSPECTIVE TCHRS

This course is designed to assist freshman education majors in making the transition to college life. Involvement in the college as a whole with knowledge of the resources available is central. An understanding of the academic requirements of continuing in the field of education is incorporated.

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EDCI 1430 LIFE SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

This course covers selections of basic life science concepts, materials and curricula appropriate for elementary school.  The course is designed to allow students to experience strategies and instructional activities introduced in biology courses and to be a link between what the prospective teachers learn and what they will teach.  It provides the opportunity to participate in and discuss appropriate activities, strategies, and programs in a teaching area related to life sciences.  Specifically this course will provide these experiences through project-based inquiry learning experiences.

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Corequisites

Concurrent enrollment in or previous completion of BIOL 1003 or BIOL 1010, or instructor permission

EDCI 1440 PHYSICAL SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

This course covers selections of basic physical science concepts, materials and curricula appropriate for elementary school.  The course is designed to allow students to experience strategies and instructional activities introduced in physical science courses and to be a link between what the prospective teachers learn and what they will teach.  It provides the opportunity to participate in and discuss appropriate activities, strategies, and programs in a teaching area related to physical sciences.  Specifically this course will base these experiences on the Conceptual Change model for providing teachers strategies for addressing students’ preconceptions and misconceptions.

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Corequisites

Concurrent enrollment in or previous completion of CHEM 1000 or PHYS 1050, or instructor permission

EDCI 1450 EARTH SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

This course covers selections of basic earth science concepts, materials and curricula appropriate for elementary school.  The course is designed to allow students to experience strategies and instructional activities introduced in the Geology course and to be a link between what the prospective teachers learn and what they will teach.  It provides the opportunity to participate in and discuss appropriate activities, strategies, and programs in a teaching area related to earth sciences.  Students will participate in cooperative earth science activities, reflect as future educators, and complete assignments concerned with earth science resources and lesson planning.

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Corequisites

Concurrent enrollment in or previous completion of GEOL 1100, or instructor permission

EDCI 2440 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to meet the needs of education majors as an introduction to methods of classroom management and the pros and cons of the varied classroom management ideas present in today's classrooms. The course also addresses how classroom management is modified for students of different ages.

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EDCI 2526 FACILITATING ONLINE LEARNING

This courseintroduces online instructors to best practices within online education; it allows the instructor to experience the challenges of being an online learner; and it focuses on up-to-date research regarding online instructor pedagogy. This course also introduces the user to the Blackboard platform and how the tools within Blackboard can be used to teach an online course.

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