Undergraduate Course Catalog

Educational Studies

J. Beilke, Chairperson  

The Department of Educational Studies offers professional education preparation in secondary, junior high/middle school, and all-grade teacher education. There are also minors in educational technology, leadership studies, and multicultural education (non-teaching minor). The department houses a license addition in computer education. A program is offered in personnel services in residence halls (residence assistance). Courses are offered in the social, philosophical, and historical foundations of education and in curriculum development.


ALL-GRADE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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Professional education sequence

EDFO
EDJH
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE

420
385
205
250
390
150
380

Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
Intro to Multicul Ed
Human Growth Development
Educational Psychology
Basic Concepts of Secondary Ed
Princ of Tchng in Sec School

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

From teaching methods courses
Student teaching 

5-6
12

Departmental equivalents may substitute for EDJH 385; EDSE 150, 380. 

All-grade teaching majors available in the following areas:

  • Health and physical education
  • Music education  
  • Visual arts

See the Department of Special Education for the programs in special
education and hearing impaired/deaf.

SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH, AND MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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Professional education sequence

EDFO
EDJH
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE

420
385
205
251
390
150
380

Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
Intro to Multicul Ed
Development Secondary
Educational Psychology
Basic Concepts of Secondary Ed
Princ of Tchng in Sec School

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

From teaching methods courses
Student teaching 

3-8
12

Departmental equivalents may substitute for EDJH 385; EDSE 150, 380. See departmental listing for equivalencies. 

Teaching major
See the appropriate department for course requirements. 

  • Business education
  • English/language arts
  • Family and consumer sciences
  • Foreign language (French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish)
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Science (chemistry, earth/space science, life science, physical science, physics)
  • Social studies (areas: economics, geography, government, historical perspectives, psychology, sociology)
  • Technology and engineering education
  • Theatre

TEACHING MAJORS IN SCIENCE 

See the College of Sciences and Humanities.

TEACHING MAJOR IN SOCIAL STUDIES, 54 hours 

See the College of Sciences and Humanities.

MINOR IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, 15 hours

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EDTE

355

Lrn/Tchng w/Emerging Tech

3

12 hours from
 

EDTE







MATH
SPCE

120
350
352
360
365
470
480
485
331
331

Intro Comp & Dig Media/Tchrs (1)
Curr Integration of Tech (3)
Multi Web Design & Dev/Ed (3)
Studies in Ed Tech (3)
Visual and Digital Literacies (3)
Technology Policy and Ethics (3)
Internship in Educational Tech (2-4)
Schl Info Infra & Tech (3)
Technology Secondary Math (3)
Micros in Special Education (1-4)

12



15 hrs
Any content-area course that significantly addresses technology integration may be used for electives.  

MINOR IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES, 18 hours

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Core courses   
EDHI
 

302
402

Student Ldrs in Comm Serv (1-3)
Globl Ldrshp: Sr Cap Exp (1-3)

3
3

Core electives, 3-6 hours from  

EDHI


102
200
202
401

Intro to Students as Ldrs (1)
Intro Pers Srvcs Res Halls (1-3)
Students as Group Leaders (1)
Special Topics in Leadership (1-3)

 

3-6

Electives, 6-9 hours from  

COMM


EDMU



MGT
MIL

PHIL

POLS


SOC

240
330
340
206
302
370
400
271
101
102
102
202
130
411
474
242
320
441

Introduction to Human Comm (3)
Small Group Decision Making (3)
Leadership Communication (3)
Adv Ethnic/Multicul Grp Beh (3)
Self & Social Const of ID (3)
Repres & Multicul: Thry & Prac (3)
Top Sem in Multicul Stds (3)
Intro Organizational Behavior (3)
Intro to Military Science (1)
Introduction to Leadership (1)
Intro to Critical Reasoning (3)
Ethics (3)
American National Government (3)
American Political Thought (3)
Women and Politics (3)
Social Problems (3)
Social Inequality (3)
Social Change (3)

 


6-9



18 hrs
Majors in communication studies, philosophy, political science, or sociology must take electives other than those used in the major. 

Preparation of Teachers for Multicultural Secondary Schools (MULTICUL)

The MULTICUL program offers students an opportunity to study possible solutions to the problem of developing racial and cultural harmony. The program is designed to deal with as many ethnic groups as possible.

Multiculturalism is a basic characteristic of our society as well as of our schools; therefore, potential teachers should prepare themselves to meet realistic situations. Three of the experiences that the MULTICUL program uses in the preparation of potential teachers are 

  • specialized or elective courses offered in many major departments;
  • courses designed especially for MULTICUL students by the Department of Educational Studies; and
  • laboratory experiences in multicultural communities, social and professional organizations, and schools.

MINOR IN MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION, 15 hours

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EDMU
  
 

205
206
301

Intro to Multicul Ed
Adv Ethnic/Multicul Grp Beh
Instruct Strat Multicul Schls

3
3
3

6 hours from
 

EDMU

302
370
400

Self & Social Const of ID (3)
Repres & Multicul: Thry & Prac (3)
Top Sem in Multicul Stds (3)

 

6



15 hrs
Other electives may be used with approval.

LICENSE IN COMPUTER EDUCATION TEACHING (UNDERGRADUATE, NON-STAND-ALONE LICENSE), 15 hours

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EDTE

350
470

Curr Integration of Tech
Technology Policy and Ethics

3
3

6 hours from  

EDTE


352
355
360
365

Multi Web Design & Dev/Ed (3)
Lrn/Tchng w/Emerging Tech (3)
Studies in Ed Tech (3)
Visual and Digital Literacies (3)

 

6

Any content-area course that significantly addresses technology integration may be used for electives.


3 hours from  
EDTE
 

480
485

Internship in Educational Tech (2-4)
Schl Info Infra & Tech (3)

3



15 hrs

EDUCATION: ADULT AND COMMUNITY (EDAC)

101 Seminar in Facilitating Lifelong Learning (2)
A seminar course for nontraditional students that offers an opportunity to explore, discuss, and reinforce changes in themselves as learners and group participators. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (0-6) 
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles to be announced before each semester. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

EDUCATION: ALL-GRADE (EDAL)

470 Student Teaching: All-Grade (6-7)
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. 
    A total of 7 hours of credit may be earned. 
    Open only to all-grade teaching majors.

EDUCATION: CURRICULUM (EDCU)

331 Public School Curriculum (3)
Introduces curriculum perspectives and procedures and examines current practices and organizational structures within the context of research on cognition, human development, and pedagogy. 
    Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program.

EDUCATION: FOUNDATIONS (EDFO)

420 Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)
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.

EDUCATION: HIGHER (EDHI)

102 Introduction to Students as Leaders (1)
Emerging leadership styles. Theoretical and experiential bases for developing leadership skills and ethics through seminars and mentoring. Attention given to defining individual leadership styles and setting developmental goals. 
    A total of 2 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to “Excellence in Leadership” phase one program participants. 

200 Introduction to Personnel Services in Residence Halls (1-3) 
Principles involved in self-awareness, developing inter- and intrapersonal skills, and examining the development of community within the residence hall. 
    Prerequisite: sophomore standing, permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 

201 Advanced Personnel Services in Residence Halls (2) 
Current issues in student personnel are investigated as they relate to the operation of university residence halls. In the context of student development, challenges presented by the communities formed within residence halls are researched, studied, and discussed. 
    Prerequisite: EDHI 200; permission of a housing and residence life staff member. 

202 Students as Group Leaders (1) 
Examines the dynamics of group leadership. Focuses on the theoretical and experiential bases for developing group leadership skills and ethics. Attention is given to involvement in student organizations through workshops and faculty mentoring. 
    A total of 2 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to “Excellence in Leadership” phase two program participants. 

302 Student Leaders in Community Service (1-3)
Introduction to and analysis of historical and current theories of leadership; examination of critical thinking, ethics, and methods of inquiry as they pertain to the process and study of leadership; analysis of leadership competencies, such as communication, problem solving, and being an agent of change will also be explored.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.
    Open only to “Excellence in Leadership” phase three participants and leadership studies minors.

401 Special Topics in Leadership (1-3)
Critical examination of selected topics and issues in leadership. Designed to help students become familiar with current trends and issues associated with leadership, as well as practical application. May be repeated once by permission of the instructor.
     A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.

402 Global Leadership: Senior Capstone Experience (1-3) 
Applied experience in the field of leadership studies and accompanying seminar. Students will complete 60 hours of field experience, practice reflective journaling, and reach individual conclusions about leadership issues from a global perspective using, as a basis for judgment, prior academic work as well as practical experience. 
    Prerequisite: EDHI 302; permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 
    Open only to "Excellence in Leadership" participants and leadership studies minors.

EDUCATION: JUNIOR HIGH/ MIDDLE SCHOOL (EDJH)

299 Independent Study in Junior High/Middle School Education (1-3)
Independent study and research in junior high/middle school topics and activities to be chosen in consultation with an instructor with competence in the area involved. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 

385 Principles of Teaching in the Middle School (3) 
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: EDSE 380. 

412 Instructional Strategies and Approaches in Junior High/Middle School (3) 
Conditions affecting the total instructional responsibilities of junior high/middle schools are studied. Students are required to develop skills in individualizing instruction to serve the full range of students, working cooperatively with other professional personnel, and instructional techniques and evaluation procedures especially appropriate for junior high/middle school teaching. 
    Prerequisite: EDMU 205; EDPS 250 or 251 or 351. 

434 Classroom Management: Improving Student Behavior in Junior High/Middle School (3) 
Designed to prepare prospective junior high/middle school educators to cope with discipline problems in all junior high/middle school settings. Emphasizes skills and procedures in preventing or remedying disruptive behavior by junior high/middle school students and ways to create positive environments for learning. 

460 Student Teaching in the Junior High/Middle School (6-7) 
Required for the standard license in secondary education. Involves a full-day assignment of 10 weeks in an approved junior high/middle school. 
    Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. 
    A total of 7 hours of credit may be earned.

465 Elective Student Teaching: Junior High/Middle School (3 or 5) 
Elective student-teaching experience enables a full semester in a full-day student teaching assignment in an approved junior high/middle school setting. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. 
    Parallel: EDJH 460. 
    A total of 5 hours of credit may be earned.

EDUCATION: MULTICULTURAL (EDMU)

200 Cross-Role Experiences in Secondary Schools (3)
Through biographical study, a reflection on the life circumstances of representatives from a variety of cultures in the United States, paying specific attention to the contribution education made to their state of affairs. Introduces humanity’s struggle for human rights and the role of human rights education in encouraging social change. 

205 Introduction to Multicultural Education (3) 
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. 

206 Advanced Study of Ethnic and Multicultural Group Behavior (3) 
Focuses on critical analyses of the concepts introduced in EDMU 205. By studying specific cultural groups in relation to schooling, develops an in-depth understanding of the impact culture has on the process of teaching and learning. Addresses the needs for intercultural competence, culturally sensitive instruction, and prejudice reduction. 
    Prerequisite: EDMU 205. 

301 Instructional Strategies in Multicultured Schools (3) 
Starts from an understanding that how people are taught is the greatest variable in determining student achievement. Explores the theory and application of alternative teaching models that seek to not only increase cultural awareness, but also to address the achievement gap between individuals from different cultural groups. 
    Prerequisite: EDMU 205. 

302 Self and the Social Construction of Identity (3) 
This course examines the concept of identity from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will develop a coherent theoretical understanding of how, and to what extent, identities are socially constructed, how they change, and the meanings that are ascribed to them. 

370 Representation and Multiculturalism: Theory and Practice (3)
Examines the relationship among race, class, gender, sexual identity, and representations through a variety of media and historical contexts. It also explores the role of technology and its potential to empower cultural groups and counter negative stereotypes. 

400 Topical Seminar in Multicultural Studies: Culture of Masculinities (3) 
Each seminar focuses on a different topic in multicultural issues based on the faculty member’s field of expertise. 

470 Understanding Cultural Diversity in American Education (3) 
Designed to prepare prospective teachers to analyze lifestyles of different cultural groups. Emphasizing children’s strengths within their cultural contexts will be an important focus. 
    Prerequisite: EDMU 205 or permission of the program director.

EDUCATION: SECONDARY (EDSE)

150 Basic Concepts of Secondary Education (3)
Designed to help students make valid decisions about preparing for and functioning in teaching careers. Professionalism, job requirements, employment opportunities, secondary school curricula, and the role of secondary education within the entire educational process are discussed. 

210 Field Experience in Secondary Education (1-3) 
Provides direct experiences working with students, teachers, educational organizations, community agencies, and other appropriate assignments for undergraduates who plan to enter secondary school teaching. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (0-6) 
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles will be announced before each semester. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

320 Reading for Diverse Learners in Secondary Content Classes (3)
Prepares secondary pre-service teachers to meet the developmental literacy/learning needs of the diverse student population that they will encounter in their content area classes. Offered online only.
    Prerequisite: successful completion of an introductory course in the content major and completion of decision point 2 and admission to Teacher Education.

380 Principles of Teaching in the Secondary School (3) 
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: EDJH 385. 

399 Independent Study in Secondary Education (1-3) 
Independent study and research in secondary education. Topics and activities to be chosen in consultation with an instructor with competence in the subject involved. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 

434 Classroom Management: Improving Student Behavior in Secondary Schools (3)
Designed to prepare prospective secondary teachers to cope with discipline problems in all secondary school settings. Emphasizes skills and procedures for preventing or remedying disruptive behavior by secondary students and ways to create a positive environment for learning. 

460 Student Teaching: Secondary School (6-7) 
Required for the standard license in secondary education. Involves a full-day assignment for 10 weeks in an approved secondary school. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. 
    A total of 7 hours of credit may be earned.

465 Elective Student Teaching: Secondary, Junior High/Middle, or All-Grade (3 or 5) 
Involves a full-day assignment for either three or six weeks in an approved school setting. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    Parallel: EDSE 460 or EDAL 470. 
    A total of 5 hours of credit may be earned. 

470 Issues in Secondary Education (3) 
Innovative practices will be identified, defined, and analyzed regarding their effect on secondary schools. Creative, innovative instructional approaches will be used. Field trips or visitations to innovative secondary schools will be arranged when practical, and students will concentrate on innovative practices. 

EDUCATION: TECHNOLOGY (EDTE)

120 Introduction to Computing and Digital Media for Teachers (1)
Provides students with an overview of basic concepts and various applications frequently used by students in the BSU Teacher Education Program. Emphasizes skill development and familiarity with operating systems, file and folder structures, electronic portfolio development and management, and technology standards.

204 Selection and Management of Technology Resources (3) 
Introductory study of principles and recommended practices for selection, acquisition, maintenance, and utilization of educational media, equipment, and communication technologies. Emphasis on curriculum use of technologies. 

350 Curricular Integration of Technology (3) 
Effective technology integration into teachers' instructional practice is the focus of this course. Emphasis is placed on teachers' conceptual development toward instruction and how technology can support student learning and instructional objectives. Preservice teachers develop standards-based lessons where various technologies support critical thinking and learning of their students. 

352 Multimedia Web Design and Development for Education (3) 
Emphasizes design and development of Web-based multimedia modules into K-12 curricula. Interactive Web sites are developed. 

355 Learning and Teaching with Emerging Technologies (3) 
Content examines the affordances and constraints to learning and teaching that emerge with new technologies. Critical examination of emerging technologies helps students to recognize and evaluate how technology may affect the learning and teaching process. 

360 Studies in Educational Technology (3) 
Students conduct in-depth studies of emerging issues in educational technology. May evaluate and/or develop innovative applications of computing, information technology, or digital media to K-12 and other learning contexts. 

365 Visual and Digital Literacies (3) 
Examines theories of visual and digital literacy in relation to teaching and learning in formal and informal contexts. Provides development opportunities for visually-oriented technologies including concept mapping, digital video, podcasting, and simulations. Explores alternative literacies and problems of access, interpretation, and representation of knowledge and identity in digital forms. 

470 Technology Policy and Ethics (3) 
Examines the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PK-12 schools and the policies that affect how technology is realized in schools and their surrounding communities. Addresses the leadership roles necessary for developing enabling conditions for technology integration. 
    Prerequisite: EDTE 350. 

480 Internship in Educational Technology (2-4)
Application of educational technology in classroom or schools under supervision by professors, classroom teachers, and administrators. Topics to be chosen in agreement with professor and field contact.
    Prerequisite: EDTEC 470.
    A total of 4 hours of credit may be earned.

485 School Information Infrastructures and Technology Leadership (3) 
Explores emergent models and information systems for online learning, assessment, learning management, and content management in K-12 contexts. Examines network solutions for school libraries, labs, and classrooms including 1:1 computing models. Defines leadership responsibilities and provide immersive experiences for planning, deployment, and integration of sustainable solutions in schools. 
    Prerequisite: EDTE 470 or permission of the department chairperson.