Department of Art

Course Descriptions

EDSEC 150 - Basic Concepts of Secondary Education
Designed to help students make valid decisions about preparing for and functioning in teaching careers. Professionalism, job requirements, employment opportunities, seconday school curricula, and the role of secondary education within the entire educational process are discussed.

EMUL 205 - Ethnic and Mulitcultural Group Behavior
Examines social factors that affect teacher decision making and student achievement in United States schools. Addresses the need for intercultural competence, culturally informed instructional strategies, promotion of social justice, and reduction of racism and sexism in order to create democratic classrooms. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

EDPSY 250 - Human Growth and Development
Introduction to human development from birth through adolescence. Covers biological, cognitive, and social development, with application to life in the family, school, community, and broader social context. Not open to students who have credit in EDPSY 260.

EDPSY 390 - Educational Psychology
Study of the psychological principles underlying teaching, learning, thinking, behavior, and motivation. Content will cover the theories, research, and assessment of these concepts and their application in the school setting. Prerequisite: EDPSY 250 or 251.

EDSEC 380 - Principles of Teaching: Secondary School
Combines theory and practice of teaching at the secondary level. Includes the study of instructional strategies, evaluation, curriculum development and organization, learning styles, technology, legal issues, and classroom management. Intensive in-school assignments, observations, participation, and direct contact with adolescents required. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. Parallel: EDJHM 385.

EDJHM 385 - Principles of Teaching: Middle School
Combines the theory and practice of teaching at the middle school level. Includes the study of interdisciplinary planning and instructional strategies, cooperative learning, technology, classroom management, and current curricular issues. Intensive in-school assignments, observations, participation, and direct contact with adolescents required. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. Parallel: EDSEC 380.

EDFON 420 - Social Foundataions of Education
An academic study of the complex relationships between schools and society through the disciplines of sociology, history, and philosophy of education. The goal is to develop disciplines of normative, interpretive, and critical perspectives on education. Open only to juniors.

EDALG 470 - Student Teaching: All-Grade
Required for the standard license in all-grade education. Involves a full-day assignment for 10 weeks in a public elementary, junior high/ middle, or secondary school. Offered credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. Open only to all-grade teaching majors.

AED 399 - Classroom Use of Methods and Materials: Art
A study of methods, materials, curricula, and issues relating to high school and middle school level visual arts education. Prerequisite: C or better grade in AED 305. Open only to art majors.

School of Art
Art and Journalism Building (AJ)
Room 401
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5838
Fax: 765-285-5275
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