Undergraduate Course Catalog

Elementary Education

P. Clark, Interim Chairperson

The Department of Elementary Education prepares students to teach children in early childhood programs, kindergartens, and first through sixth grades.

Students will be guided by the outline of baccalaureate degrees, the teacher education curriculum, and the concentration areas listed below. All programs qualify graduates for initial Indiana licenses to teach in their areas of preparation. Students will also be guided by the professional education assessment/decision points for teacher education programs. 


MAJOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD WITH MINOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL
EDUCATION (PRE-K ONLY TRACK—NO LICENSE) OPTION, 108 hours

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NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

AHS
BIO
EDEL









EDFO
EDPS

EDRD
ENG


FCFC


GEOG

GEOL
HIST
HSC
MATH

MUSE
PHYC
SPCE





100
102
100
200
231
244
252
260
301
381
442
491
420
260
393
390
204
or
318
265
310
320
101
or
101
201
350
201
202
265
101
210
215
302
311
312
334
417

Introduction to Art
Biol Concepts for Teachers
Educ in a Democratic Society
Plan for Elem and EC Classroom
Family and Community Relations
Early & Elem Educ for Soc Just
Creative Exp for Yng Children
EC Curriculum and Instruction
Tchg in the Pre-K/K Program
Interaction Skills Young Child
Administration of EC Programs
Independent Study in Elem Ed (1-6)
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Development Elementary
Educational Psych Elementary
Emergent Literacy
Literature for Children (3)

Lit for Young Children (3)
Infant/Toddler Devlop Educ
Promot Prosocial Behav Child
Leadership Mgt Child Dev Prog
Earth Sea Sky: Geographic View (3)
  
Planet Earth Geol Environment (3)
American History, 1492-1876
Elem Schl Hlth Prgrms
Num Alg Prob Elem Teach
Data Geo Meas Elem Teach
Music Basics for the Classroom
Phys Sci Concepts for Teachers (1-3)
Thry/Pract in EC Spec Ed
Assess Yng Chldrn w/Exc Nds
Tch Studs/Dis in Gen Ed
Dev Meth Infs &Todds w/Exc
Dev Meth PS Chldrn w/Exc
Topics in Autism
Pract: Inf/Tods/PS Spec Nds (1-6)

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
5
3
3
3
3


3
3
3
3


3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6

        

108 hrs
These major courses, AHS 100, BIO 102, GEOG 101, GEOL 101, HIST 201, MATH 201, MUSE 265 also fill a University Core Curriculum requirement. 

TEACHING MAJOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (Birth–Grade 3), 107 hours

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CR HRS

AHS
BIO
EDEL








EDFO
EDPS

EDRD

EDTE
ENG


FCFC
GEOG

GEOL
HIST
HSC
MATH


MUSE
PHYC
SCI
SPCE
SS

100
102
100
200
244
351
400
401
or
402
442
420
260
393
400
430
120
204
or
318
265
101
or
101
201
350
201
202
391
265
101
398
302
398

Introduction to Art
Biol Concepts for Teachers
Educ in a Democratic Society
Plan for Elem and EC Classroom
Early & Elem Educ for Soc Just
Teaching in the K/Primary Prog
Student Teaching: Pre-K
Student Teaching: Kindergarten (6)

Student Teaching: Primary (6)
Administration of EC Programs
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Development Elementary
Educational Psych Elementary
Tchg of Rdg in Today's Schools
Corrective Reading
Intro Comp & Dig Media/Tchrs
Literature for Children (3)

Lit for Young Children (3)
Infant/Toddler Devlop Educ
Earth Sea Sky: Geographic View (3)
  
Planet Earth Geol Environment (3)
American History, 1492-1876
Elem Schl Hlth Prgrms
Num Alg Prob Elem Teach
Data Geo Meas Elem Teach
Teach Mathematics Elementary
Music Basics for the Classroom
Phys Sci Concepts for Teachers (1-3)
Teach Sci in Early/Pri Grds
Tch Studs/Dis in Gen Ed
Teaching SS EC/Kind-Grade 3

3
3
3
3
3
3
6


6
3
3
3
3
3
3
1


3
3


3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Directed electives, 3 hours from   

EDEL
EDRD
EDTE
SPCE

340
390
350
371

Culture & Lang in Tchg & Lrng (3)
Emergent Literacy (3)
Curr Integration of Tech (3)
Intro to Mild Intervs (3)

3

        

92 hrs
Concentration     

EDEL



231
252
301
381
440

Family and Community Relations
Creative Exp for Yng Children
Tchg in the Pre-K/K Program
Interaction Skills Young Child
Kindergarten Education

3
3
3
3
3





15 hrs




107 hrs
These major courses, AHS 100, BIO 102, GEOG 101, GEOL 101, HIST 201, MATH 201, MUSE 265 also fill a University Core Curriculum requirement. 

TEACHING MAJOR IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (Grades K-6), 108-109 hours

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SHORT TITLE

CR HR

BIO
EDEL







EDFO
EDPS

EDRD

ENG

GEOG

GEOL
HIST
HSC
MATH


MUSE
PHYC
SCI
SPCE
SS

102
100
200
244
300
350
463
464
465
420
260
393
400
430
204
311
101
or
101
201
350
201
202
391
265
101
397
302
397

Biol Concepts for Teachers
Educ in a Democratic Society
Plan for Elem and EC Classroom
Early & Elem Educ for Soc Just
Mgt, Org, & Instr Elem Clasrm
Tchg in the Elem Ed Classroom
Student Teaching: Elementary
Student Teaching: Elementary
Student Teaching: Elementary
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Development Elementary
Educational Psych Elementary
Tchg of Rdg in Today's Schools
Corrective Reading
Literature for Children
Language Arts Methods
Earth Sea Sky: Geographic View (3)
  
Planet Earth Geol Environment (3)
American History, 1492-1876
Elem Schl Hlth Prgrms
Num Alg Prob Elem Teach
Data Geo Meas Elem Teach
Teach Mathematics Elementary
Music Basics for the Classroom
Phys Sci Concepts for Teachers (1-3)
Teach Sci in the Elem Schl
Tch Studs/Dis in Gen Ed
Teaching SS in the Elemen Schl

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3


3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Directed electives, 8 hours from

EDEL

EDRD
EDTE
SPCE

231
340
390
350
371

Family and Community Relations (3)
Culture & Lang in Tchg & Lrng (3)
Emergent Literacy (3)
Curr Integration of Tech (3)
Intro to Mild Intervs (3)

8

        

93 hrs
Concentration area

15-16 hrs



108-109 hrs
These major courses, BIO 102, GEOG 101, GEOL 101, HIST 201, MATH 201, MUSE 265 also fill a University Core Curriculum requirement.  
English as a Second Language, 15 hours 
Prepares teachers to work with non-native speakers of English in listening, writing, reading, and speaking skills. These courses can be applied toward licensure in Teaching English as a Second Language as well. 

ENG
    
  
  
    

220
321
436
437
457

Language and Society
English Linguistics
Theory & Research in TESOL
Methods & Materials in TESOL
Practicum in TESOL

3
3
3
3
3





15 hrs
Kindergarten/Primary Education, 15 hours

EDEL



EDRD

231
252
260
440
390

Family and Community Relations
Creative Exp for Yng Children
EC Curriculum and Instruction
Kindergarten Education
Early Emergent Literacy

3
3
3
3
3





15 hrs
Language Arts, 15 hours 
Exploration in depth of the theory and content of the study of literature, writing, and language. Courses selected for this concentration are particularly related to content, issues, and concerns of the elementary classroom. 

ENG
   

285
401

Intro to Creative Writing
Trnd & Iss Tch El Eng Lng Arts

3
3

Choose one of the following writing courses

ENG

213
or
304

Intro to Digital Literacies (3)

Teach Writing in Elem Grades (3)

3

Choose one of the following literature courses

ENG



302
or
318
or
414

Dev Elem Eng LA Multicult Lit (3)

Lit for Young Children (3)

Young Adult Literature (3)

3

Choose one of the following language courses

ENG
  
    

220
or
321

Language and Society (3)

English Linguistics (3)

3





15 hrs
Mathematics, 15 hours 
Designed to provide a mathematics background in the five content standards characterizing the K-12 mathematics curriculum: algebra, number and operations, geometry, measurement, and data analysis. These courses can be applied toward requirements for licensure in middle school mathematics. 

MATH



181
310
316
330
360

Elementary Probability Stats
Algebra Elem Mid Scl Teach
Num Thry Elem Mid Scl Teach
Technology Ele Mid School Math
Geometry Elem Mid Scl Teach

3
3
3
3
3





15 hrs
Modern Languages, 15 hours
Chinese option

CH


HIST

101
102
201
495

Beginning Chinese 1
Beginning Chinese 2
Intermediate Chinese 1
Modern China, 1600 to Present

4
4
4
3




15 hrs
Classical culture option

CC
 

301
305

Classical Lit in English Trans (3-6)
Classical Myth and Theory

3
3

9 hours from CC, GRK, and LAT courses

9





15 hrs
French option

FR
 

 

201
202
301
302

Intermediate French 1
Intermediate French 2
Conversation
Composition

3
3
3
3

3 hours from 300-400-level FR courses

3





15 hrs
German option

GER
 
 
 

201
202
301
302

Intermediate German 1
Intermediate German 2
Conversation
Composition

3
3
3
3

3 hours from 300-400-level GER courses

3





15 hrs
Japanese option

JAPA
  
 

101
102
334

Beginning Japanese 1
Beginning Japanese 2
Japanese Culture and Civ

4
4
3

4 hours from

JAPA
 

201
498

Intermediate Japanese 1 (4)
Readings (1-6)

4


15 hrs
Readings: the contents depend on the student’s interests or needs.
Spanish option (Minor)

SP
  
  
  

201
202
301
302

Intermediate Spanish 1
Intermediate Spanish 2
Conversation and Composition
Composition and Grammar

3
3
3
3

3 hours from any 300-400-level SP course

3





15 hrs
 
Classical Languages, 15 hours
Greek option

GRK
 
 

 

101
102
201
202
305

Beginning Greek 1
Beginning Greek 2
Intermediate Greek 1
Intermediate Greek 2
Homer

3
3
3
3
3





15 hrs
Latin option

LAT
 
 

201
202
305

Intermediate Latin 1
Intermediate Latin 2
Prose Composition (3-6)

3
3
3

6 hours from 300-400-level CC and LAT courses

6





15 hrs
Psychology and Counseling, 15 hours 

Elementary teachers must understand the psychology of children; their thinking, feelings, behavior, development, learning, the measurement of these characteristics, and the environments in which they occur. These psychological issues are essential for understanding, interacting with, and instructing children. 

15 hours from
Counseling psychology and guidance services

CPSY

    

400
420
470

Fundamentals of Counseling (3)
Psychological Interventions (3)
Cross-Cult Counseling (3)

Educational psychology

EDPS
  
  
 

306
345
350
351

Behavior Analysis (3)
Tests and Measurement (3)
Child Psychology (3)
Adolescent Psychology (3)


Psychological science

PSYS
   
 

213
316
317

Psych of Human Adjustment (3)
Social Psychology (3)
Personality (3)

15





15 hrs
Students electing PSYS courses must take PSYS 100 for University Core Curriculum to satisfy prerequisites. 
Teacher of Reading for Elementary concentration/license, 
15 hours
 

EDRD
   
  
  

320
390
427
450

Content Area Reading
Emergent Literacy
Tchg Rdg to Diverse Learners
Reading Strategies & Practicum

3
3
3
6





15 hrs
Science, 15 hours 
Includes a broad range of courses that cover life, earth, and physical sciences. Students seeking this option learn to use scientific knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to solve problems and think critically about the natural world. If GEOG 101 was selected for the University Core Curriculum requirement, then GEOL 201 must be selected for the concentration; if GEOL 101 was selected then GEOG 230 must be selected for the concentration. 

ASTR
GEOG
 
GEOL
SCI

101
230
or
201
498

Astro Mat for Teacher
Elementary Meteorology (3)
 
Earth, Life, and Time (3)
Science as Inquiry

3


3
3

6 hours from one area
Earth sciences

GEOG

GEOL
 
 

230
353
110
207
450

Elementary Meteorology (3)
Geography of Indiana (3)
Age of the Dinosaurs (3)
Environ Geology Geochem Cycles (3)
Geology of Indiana (3)

 

Life sciences

BIO
  

ZOOL

112
216
401
441

Principles of Biology 2 (4)
Ecology (3)
Developments in Modern Biology (3-6)
Entomology (3)

 

Physical sciences

CHEM

PHYC 
  
 

108
111
102
110
482

Introduction to Chemistry (3)
General Chemistry 1 (4)
Prep of Phys Sci Tchng Matls (3)
General Physics 1 (4)
Independent Studies in Physics (1-3)

6





15 hrs
(GEOG 230 is not open to students who selected it as part of the concentration requirement.) 
State/World Connections, 15 hours 
Includes a broad range of courses from the social sciences chosen to help prepare teachers for educating students in a world of ever-expanding worldwide connections. Students selecting this concentration will learn how to use this content in their own teaching of students in elementary grades. 

SS

392

Teaching State/World Conns

3

12 hours from four different subjects

ANTH




ECON


GEOG



HIST




POLS




PSYS

SOC

 

101
103
105
111
342
116
279
310
150
350
351
353
100
198
201
202
415
130
237
280
293
342
100
316
100
421
424

Intro to Cultural Anthropology (3)
Archaeology and Culture (3)
Introduction Biological Anth (3)
Anth, Culture, & Globalization (3)
American Culture (3)
Survey of Economic Ideas (3)
Problems of Emerging Nations (3)
Amer Econ Hist 2: 1860-1990 (3)
Global Geography (3)
Geog United States & Canada (3)
Latin American and Caribbean (3)
Geography of Indiana (3)
Introduction to US History (3)
Non-Western Civilizations (3)
American History, 1492-1876 (3)
US History, 1877 to Present (3)
History of Indiana (3)
American National Government (3)
State and Local Politics (3)
Comparative Political Systems (3)
International Relations (3)
Problems in Public Policy (3)
Intro to Psychological Science (3)
Social Psychology (3)
Principles of Sociology (3)
Racial & Cultural Minor US (3)
Family (3)











12





15 hrs
Technology, 15 hours 
“Technology is human innovation in action” (Technology for All. n.d.). This action facilitates the generation of knowledge that leads to the development of solutions that assist and extend our capabilities as people. Understanding the processes, knowledge bases, and contexts of human innovation in action is the intent of this concentration. 

EDTE

TDPT

350
470
100
400

Curr Integration of Tech
Technology Policy and Ethics
Technology and Society
Capstone in Tech for Ele Grds

3
3
3
3

3 hours from

CS

EDCU
EDRD
EDTE





MATH

110
116
331
445
352
355
360
365
480
485
330

Intro Comp Sci & Web Prog (3)
Visual Programming (3)
Public School Curriculum (3)
Computers in Rdg Instruction (3)
Multi Web Design & Dev/Ed (3)
Lrn/Tchng w/Emerging Tech (3)
Studies in Ed Tech (3)
Visual and Digital Literacies (3)
Internship in Educational Tech (2-4)
Schl Info Infra & Tech (3)
Technology Ele Mid School Math (3)

3





15 hrs
Wellness, 15-16 hours 

Nutrition and family option
Designed to provide an integrated approach to understanding relationships among wellness, nutrition, and the family environment. The teacher is prepared to identify children at risk and apply problem-solving skills using appropriate community health resources. 

FCFC
FCFN

250
240

Family Relations
Nutrition for Educators

3
3

9 hours from

FCFC

FCFN

202
380
110
395

Family Wellness (3)
Parenting (3)
Prin Food Prep and Food Serv (3)
Food and Culture (3)

9





15 hrs
FCFN 240 substitutes for FCFN 340 for prerequisite purposes.
Physical education option
Provides both content knowledge and practical experiences in designing and implementing a developmentally appropriate physical education program on the elementary school level.  

PEP

209
291
394

Intro to Teaching Physical Ed
Motor Development
Teaching Phys Educ in Elem Sch

3
3
3

7 hours from

PEP

158
222
361

Teaching Dance and Gymnastics (3)
Field and Court Invasion Games (2)
Dance for Children (2)

7





16 hrs

See Teachers College Interdepartmental for Dual Major in Elementary and Special Education.

EDUCATION: ELEMENTARY (EDEL)

100 Education in a Democratic Society (3)
Serves as an initial investigation into teaching and the teaching profession. Participation in civic activities as a way of coming to understand children and various conditions that influence the teaching profession. 
    May be repeated only once. 

200 Planning for the Elementary and Early Childhood Classroom (3)
Ties direct classroom experience to seminar content. Emphasizes integrating, implementing, and interpreting laboratory experiences. May be repeated only once.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 1; C or better grade in EDEL 100 or EDSE 150 or ENG 150 or FCED 150 or SPCE 201 or PEP 161 or TEDU 195 or JOUR 150 or SCI 150 or MATH 150 or MUSE 100 or FL 150 or SS 150. 

231 Family and Community Relations (3)
Explores important and complex roles of families in the educational development of young children. Factors affecting family-child, family-community, and child-community interactions and skills are studied and related to the educational process. 

244 Early and Elementary Education for Social Justice (3)
A broad understanding of social, economic, cultural, and linguistic diversity within the context of early and elementary education in today's society. 

252 Creative Experiences for Young Children (3)
Designed to develop knowledge of creative activities that are developmentally appropriate for the young child. Skill in providing creative and play experiences. 

260 Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction (3)
Focuses on knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement a curriculum for young children. Integrated learning, emergent curriculum, and project work are emphasized. 

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (3-6)
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles will be announced before each semester. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

300 Management, Organization, and Instruction in the Elementary Education Classroom (3)
Departmental themes concerning teaching and learning in elementary schools will be extended. This seminar focuses on instructional methods and classroom management.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 2: admission to the teacher education program.         
    Open only to elementary education and dual elementary/special education majors.         
    May be repeated only once.  

301 Teaching in the Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Program (3)
Planning and implementing programs for children ages three through five.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 2: admission to the teacher education program.         
    Parallel: EDEL 381.         
    Open only to early childhood education and dual early childhood/early childhood special education majors.         
    Students are not permitted to register simultaneously in EDEL 301 and 351.                 
    May be repeated only once. 

340 Culture and Language in Teaching and Learning (3)
Examines the impact of culture and language on teaching and learning. Discusses teacher behaviors, educational materials, and school practices that affect the academic success of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. 
    Prerequisite: EDEL 200. 

350 Teaching in the Elementary Education Classroom (3)
Departmental themes concerning teaching and learning in elementary schools will be extended. Laboratory experience focuses on classroom instruction, organization, and management.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 2: admission to the teacher education program; C or better grade in EDEL 300.         
    Open only to elementary education and dual elementary/special education majors.         
    May be repeated only once.  

351 Teaching in the Kindergarten/Primary Program (3)
Planning and implementing programs for children in kindergarten and primary grades.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 2: admission to the teacher education program.         
    Open only to early childhood education and dual early childhood/early childhood special education majors.         
    Students are not permitted to register simultaneously in EDEL 301 and 351.         
    May be repeated only once.  

381 Interaction Skills for the Young Child (3)
Introduces basic skills every young child needs to acquire in order to use oral and written language competently in society. Deals with materials, methods, principles of learning, and conditions necessary for optimum learning.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 2; admission to the teacher education program.         
    Parallel: EDEL 301.         
    Open only to early childhood education and dual early childhood/early childhood special education majors.  

400 Student Teaching: Pre-Kindergarten (6)
Capstone clinical experience in the practice and application of teaching skills with pre-kindergarten children. Students enroll in EDEL 400 (6) the same semester as EDEL 401 (6) or EDEL 402 (6). Offered credit/no credit only.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 3: admission to student teaching; C or better grades in EDEL 301 and 351 and EDRD 400 and EDPS 393 and MATH 391 and SCI 398 and SS 398; 2.5 or better overall grade-point average; permission of the department chairperson.         
    Parallel: EDEL 401 or 402.  

401 Student Teaching: Kindergarten (6)
Capstone clinical experience in the practice and application of teaching skills with kindergarten children. Students enroll in EDEL 400 (6) the same semester as EDEL 401 (6) or EDEL 402 (6).  Offered credit/no credit only.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 3: admission to student teaching; C or better grades in EDEL 301 and 351 and EDRD 400 and EDPS 393 and MATH 391 and SCI 398 and SS 398; 2.5 or better overall grade-point average; permission of the department chairperson.         
    Parallel: EDEL 400.  

402 Student Teaching: Primary Grades (6)
Capstone clinical experience in the practice and application of teaching skills with primary grade (1-3) children. Students enroll in either EDEL 401 (6) or EDEL 402 (6) the same semester as EDEL 400 (6). Offered credit/no credit only.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 3: admission to student teaching; C or better grades in EDEL 301 and 351 and EDRD 400 and EDPS 393 and MATH 391 and SCI 398 and SS 398; 2.5 or better overall grade-point average; permission of the department chairperson.         
    Parallel: EDEL 400.  

440 Kindergarten Education (3)
Development of the kindergarten-primary curriculum with special emphasis on kindergarten children and procedures to be used in their development.                 
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 2: admission to the teacher education program. 

442 Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3)
Activities of young children in pre-kindergarten. Organization, administration, and educational program of pre-kindergarten care. 
    Open only to juniors and seniors. 

450 Senior Seminar in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (3)
Follows student teaching, and synthesizes information and strategies gained throughout the program. Must show satisfactory completion of student teaching to register. Students must earn a C or better grade. 
    Prerequisite: EDEL 463, 464, 465, or EDEL 401, 402; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to elementary education and early childhood majors. 
    May be repeated only once.

455 Senior Seminar in Education (1)
Taken concurrently with EDEL 464 and SPCE 489, synthesizes information and strategies gained throughout the elementary education program. Grade of C or better required. 
    Prerequisite: professional education requirements; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Parallel: EDEL 464; SPCE 489. 
    Open only to dual majors in elementary and special education. 

463 Student Teaching: Elementary (3)
Capstone clinical experience in the practice and application of teaching skills with elementary grade children. Students enroll simultaneously for EDEL 463 (3), 464 (6), 465 (3). Offered credit/no credit only.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 3: admission to student teaching; C or better grades in EDEL 300 and 350 and EDRD 400 and EDPS 393 and MATH 391 and SCI 397 and SS 397; 2.5 or better overall grade-point average; permission of the department chairperson.         
    Parallel: EDEL 464 and 465.         
    Open only to elementary education majors.  

464 Student Teaching: Elementary (6)
Capstone clinical experience in the practice and application of teaching skills with elementary grade children. Students enroll simultaneously for EDEL 463 (3), 464 (6), 465 (3) or EDEL 464 (6) and SPCE 489 (6) (Dual Elementary Education/Special Education). Offered credit/no credit only.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 3: admission to student teaching; C or better grades in EDEL 300 and 350 and EDRD 400 and EDPS 393 and MATH 391 and SCI 397 and SS 397; 2.5 or better overall grade-point average; permission of the department chairperson.         
    Parallel: EDEL 463 and 465; or SPCE 489.         
    Open only to elementary education and dual elementary/special education majors.

465 Student Teaching: Elementary (3)
Capstone clinical experience in the practice and application of teaching skills with elementary grade children. Students enroll simultaneously for EDEL 463 (3), 464 (6), 465 (3). Offered credit/no credit only.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 3: admission to student teaching; C or better grades in EDEL 300 and 350 and EDRD 400 and EDPS 393 and MATH 391 and SCI 397 and SS 397; 2.5 or better overall grade-point average; permission of the department chairperson.         
    Parallel: EDEL 463 and 464.                 
    Open only to elementary education majors. 

468 Student Teaching: Kindergarten (6)
Designed to give future kindergarten teachers the opportunity to develop teaching competence under supervision of professional teachers cooperating with the university in the student teaching program. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. 

490 Practicum in Elementary Education (1-3)
Laboratory and seminar course involving a study of progressive school practices; the philosophy of education underlying and the possibilities of using progressive practices in public schools. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 

491 Independent Study in Elementary Education (1-6)
Independent study and research in elementary education. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

492 Issues in Elementary Education (1-2)
An analysis of the student’s professional preparation for teaching, identifying areas in which students need to bolster weaknesses and augment strengths and arranging for more preparation in these areas. 
    Prerequisite: one term of student teaching. 
    A total of 2 hours of credit may be earned.

EDUCATION: READING (EDRD) 

320 Content Area Reading (3)
Practical procedures for developing effective reading skills to be applied by all secondary classroom teachers. Focuses on relationships between the process of reading and learning of content, planning for a range of student reading skills, and methods and materials. 
    Prerequisite: introductory course (EDEL 100 or EDSE 150 or SPCE 201) with a C or better grade. 
    May be repeated only once. 

390 Early Emergent Literacy (3)
Basic understanding of environments and planned activities that foster positive attitudes and interests related to reading, procedures that stimulate early literacy development, and related practical experiences with young children.         
    Prerequisite: C or better in EDEL 100 or EDSE 150 or SPCE 201 or PEP 161 or TEDU 195 or JOUR 150 or SCI 150 or MATH 150 or MUSE 100 or FL 150 or SS 150 or ENG 150 or FCED 150.         
    May be repeated only once.  

400 Teaching of Reading in Today's Schools (3)
Designed to review the current thinking, approaches, and methodology of teaching reading in today's schools. Attention is directed to theories of reading, emergent literacy, comprehension, vocabulary, and work analysis strategies as well as the planning of the total developmental reading program, with emphasis on reading at the elementary level.         
    Prerequisite: completion of decision point 2: admission to the teacher education program.                 
    May be repeated only once. 

401 Reading in Today’s Middle School (3)
Designed to review current thinking, approaches, and methodology of teaching reading in today’s middle schools. Attention is directed to theories of reading, comprehension, and vocabulary, as well as planning and developmental reading program in the middle school. EDRD 400 may not be substituted for this course. 
    Prerequisite: admission to the teacher education program. 
    May be repeated only once.

427 Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners (3)
Addresses issues of reading instruction for children with diverse backgrounds, including language, race, class, gender, ethnicity, and exceptionality. Must earn a grade of C or better to pass the course.         
    Prerequisite: C or better in EDRD 430; completion of decision point 2: admission to the teacher education program.         
    Parallel: EDRD 450.         
    May be repeated only once.  

430 Corrective Reading (3)
Provides prospective teachers with understanding of difficulties in reading and practical experiences in assessing reading difficulties and in study of corrective treatments. Includes guided laboratory experience. Must earn a grade of C or better to pass the course.         
    Prerequisite: C or better grade in EDRD 400; completion of decision point 2: admission to the teacher education program.                 
    May be repeated only once. 

431 Corrective Reading for the Middle School (3)
Provides an understanding of difficulties in reading and practical experiences in assessing and correcting reading difficulties in the middle school. Includes guided laboratory experience with middle school students. Must earn a grade of C or better to pass the course. EDRD 430 may not be substituted for this course. 
    Prerequisite: C or better grade in EDRD 320 and/or 401; admission to the teacher education program; permission of the department chairperson. 
    May be repeated only once. 

445 Using Computers in Reading Instruction (3)
Prepares prospective elementary school teachers to use the computer appropriately and effectively in a classroom reading program. Includes attention to commercially prepared courseware and teacher-developed applications. 
    Prerequisite: EDTE 120 or 350 for computer license add-on students; EDRD 400 or its equivalent for others; admission to the teacher education program. 

450 Reading Strategies and Practicum (6)
Provides prospective classroom teachers (K-12) with opportunities to study and try various approaches and strategies in teaching reading. Offers experience in grouping students of varying reading abilities and in planning and implementing a classroom reading program appropriate for these students. Must earn a grade of C or better to pass the course.         
    Prerequisite: C or better in EDRD 430; completion of decision point 2: admission to the teacher education program.          
    Parallel: EDRD 427.                
    May be repeated only once. 

490 Strategies in the Teaching of Reading (3)
Provides preservice teachers with the opportunity to fully explore the principles and practices underlying a balanced reading program while in a student teaching experience. Includes theory refinement, application experiences, and reflection activities. 
    Prerequisite: EDRD 430; successful completion of decision point 3; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Parallel: student teaching. 

498 Seminar in the Teaching of Literacy (3)
Designed to provide students an opportunity to discuss, reflect on, and consider the teaching of reading and writing as well as to explore other areas of interest. Also focuses on discussion of the whole school reading and writing program and implications of policy on school practice. 
    Prerequisite: EDEL 463, 464, 465; EDRD 490; permission of the department chairperson.
    May be repeated only once.