Education

Education (EDUC) - Undergraduate Courses

EDUC 190 : FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

EDUC 195 : Survey of Education and Community Involvement

The class will review the various educational opportunities in community organizations including education provided by: museums; environmental interpretation groups; music organizations; theatres; film festivals; and science centers. The class will be taught using activities, lecture, guest speakers, reading and research, field experiences along with group and individual assignments and projects. (4)

EDUC 205 : Multicultural Perspectives in the Classroom - A

Examination of issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc. as they relate to educational practices. (4)

EDUC 287 : Special Topics in Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

EDUC 288 : Special Topics in Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

EDUC 289 : Special Topics in Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

EDUC 291 : Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

EDUC 320 : Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect

Issues of child abuse, neglect, harassment, and violence. Includes identification and reporting procedures, and the legal and professional responsibilities of all mandated reporters. (1)

EDUC 330 : Professional Practice I

Teacher candidates will be required to complete a minimum of 45 hours of fieldwork in a local school. Co-registration in EDUC 331. (0)

EDUC 331 : Building Professional Learning Communities

Seminar groups to provide a critical inquiry bridge between university-based coursework and P-12 fieldwork through the department's/unit's core values of care, competence, difference, service, and leadership. Co-registration in EDUC 330. (2)

EDUC 332 : Communities, Schools, and Students

Explores the purposes of P-12 education, how schools intersect with local communities, and the range of differences within learners. (2)

EDUC 333 : Instructional and Classroom Management Systems

Introduces commonly used instructional and management models and how developmental, behavioral, motivational, and learning principles inform a classroom environment. (4)

EDUC 334 : Foundations of Educational Measurement

Surveys the basic principles of assessment and measurement within education, including technical considerations and terminology. (2)

EDUC 340 : Elementary Art Education

A study of creative growth and development; art as studio projects; history and therapy in the classroom. (2)

EDUC 360 : Tools for Community Involvement

Students preparing for outreach education in museums, environmental interpretive centers, outreach education, and other community involvement settings will explore needed tools including: administration, leadership, connecting and interpreting with experts, exhibit design, curriculum, funding, recruiting and training volunteers, and other skills used to bridge community educational with schools and other venues. (4)

EDUC 370 : Professional Practice II

Teacher candidates will be required to complete a minimum of 90 hours of fieldwork in a local school. Required to coregister in EDUC 371. (0)

EDUC 371 : Developing Professional Learning Communities

Seminar groups to provide a critical inquiry bridge between university-based coursework and P-12 fieldwork through the unit's core values of care, competence, difference, service, and leadership. Co-registration in EDUC 370 required. (2)

EDUC 372 : Literacy, Language, and Assessment

Develops literacy, language, and ELL teaching strategies that can be incorporated into P-8 instructional models and assessments with applications to the development of lesson sequences. (4)

EDUC 373 : Mathematics, Science, and Assessment

Develops mathematics and science teaching strategies that can be incorporated into P-8 instructional models and assessments with applications to the development of lesson sequences. (4)

EDUC 374 : Management and Student Engagement

Develops management strategies for student engagement and increasing academic achievement (2)

EDUC 375 : Technology Integration

The integration of technology tools for the classroom. (2)

EDUC 385 : Comparative Education - C

Comparison and investigation of materials and cultural systems of education throughout the world. Emphasis on applying knowledge for greater understanding of diverse populations in the K-12 educational system. (4)

EDUC 387 : Special Topics in Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

EDUC 388 : Special Topics in Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

EDUC 389 : Special Topics in Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

EDUC 391 : Foundations of Learning

Investigation into theories of learning and development and into historical and current practices, values, and beliefs that influence efforts to shape learning in educational settings. Topics include: self as learner, theories of learning, others as learners, exceptionalities, technology, values literacy, and factors influencing learning and literacy. Limited to music and health and fitness education majors. Prerequisite: admission to the School of Education and Kinesiology; completion of MUSI 340 for music education majors, and co-enrollment in KINS 490 for both health and fitness education majors. (3)

EDUC 402 : Internship I

Teacher candidates will be required to complete a minimum of 90 hours of fieldwork in a local school. Co-registration with EDUC 404 required. (0)

EDUC 403 : Building Professional Learning Communities

Seminar groups to provide a critical inquiry bridge between university-based coursework and P-8 fieldwork through the unit's core values of care, competence, difference, service, and leadership. (2)

EDUC 404 : The Integration of Literacy in Social Studies

Integration of literacy for the teaching of social studies strategies that can be incorporated into P-8 instructional models and assessments with applications to the development of lesson sequences. Co-registration in EDUC 402 required. (3)

EDUC 405 : Art Methods

Methods and procedures in teaching elementary school art as well as infusing the arts in the curriculum. (2)

EDUC 407 : Writing Across the Curriculum

Develops strategies for the teaching of writing in all content areas in the P-8 curriculum. (2)

EDUC 414 : Foundations in Early Childhood Education

This course introduces the concepts of how children ages birth through grade three grow, develop and learn; the role of the family in the education of young children; and the importance of providing developmentally age and culturally appropriate learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of all young children. The course covers the historical context and rationale for providing educational programs to this age group and includes the laws and policies that currently affect delivery of services. This course includes a field experience component. Cross-listed course: SPED 414. (4)

EDUC 416 : Assessment in Early Childhood

In this course, students will learn the many purposes of assessment and become familiar with some of the assessment strategies and tools used most frequently for each purpose. (2)

EDUC 417 : Early Childhood Curriculum, Instructional Strategies, and Progress Monitoring

Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to design classroom environments, develop and use curricula, deliver instruction, and make modifications based on student performance in the areas of art, music, science, math, language, literature, physical development, and critical thinking. Technology will be integrated throughout the course. (3)

EDUC 419 : Child Guidance and Positive Behavior Support

This course is designed to introduce students to theories and skills needed to promote the development of self-regulation, emotional, and social skills in young children and to effectively manage disruptive behaviors in early childhood classroom settings. The course includes strategies for understanding the reasons for challenging behavior, observing and documenting specific behaviors, designing and delivering developmentally appropriate intervention, and advocating for children. This course includes a field experience component. Cross-listed course: SPED 419. (3)

EDUC 423 : Linguistics for Language Literacy

Prepares pre-service teachers to understand the structure of language, language acquisition, and language learning to inform and facilitate research-based instructional practices. (2)

EDUC 428 : Assessments in Literacy

Understanding of a wide variety of strategies and tools for assessing and facilitating students' development in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. (2)

EDUC 429 : Children and Adolescent Literature in the K-8 Curriculum

Investigates genres of contemporary children's and adolescent literature and how to develop a personal repertoire of reading material for classroom use. Also examines strategies for teaching writing in K-8 classroom. (2)

EDUC 431 : Children's Writing

Current theory and practice in the teaching and learning of writing in K-12 classrooms. Cross-listed with EDUC 530. (2)

EDUC 434 : Student Teaching - Elementary (Dual)

Designed for persons who do dual student teaching. Ten weeks of teaching in classrooms of local public schools under the direct supervision of Department of Education faculty and classroom teachers. Prerequisite: successful completion of education courses Terms I-III. Concurrent with EDUC 450. (6)

EDUC 438 : Strategies for Whole Literacy Instruction (K-8)

The use of language as a tool for learning across the curriculum, and the roles of language in all kinds of teaching and learning in K-8 classrooms. Strategies for reading/writing in content areas, thematic teaching, topic study, and integrating curriculum. Cross-listed with EDUC 538. (2)

EDUC 444 : English in Secondary School

Instructional strategies, long- and short-range planning, curriculum, and other considerations specific to the disciplines. (4)

EDUC 445 : Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language

Instructional strategies, long- and short-range planning, curriculum, and other considerations specific to the disciplines. Required for foreign language endorsement. (4)

EDUC 446 : Mathematics in the Secondary School

Methods and materials in secondary school math teaching. Basic mathematical concepts; principles of number operation, relation, proof, and problem solving in the context of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. This course includes a field experience component. Cross-listed with MATH 446. Prerequisite: EDUC 205 and MATH 253 or 331. (4)

EDUC 447 : Science in Secondary School

Instructional strategies, long- and short-range planning, curriculum, and other considerations specific to the disciplines. (4)

EDUC 448 : Social Studies in the Secondary School

Instructional strategies, long- and short-range planning, curriculum, and other considerations specific to the disciplines. (4)

EDUC 450 : Seminar - SR

A seminar for all education students focusing development of professionalism and competence in inquiry and reflective practice. Co-registration with EDUC 455 required. (2)

EDUC 455 : Internship II

Teacher candidates will be required to complete a minimum of 450 hours of student teaching experience in local public schools under the supervision of PLU-assigned supervisors and classroom teachers. Co-registration with EDUC 450 required. (10 or 13)

EDUC 458 : Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education

Teaching in early childhood settings serving children, ages birth to eight, with and without disabilities. Nine weeks. Candidates getting both the ECE/ECSE and special education endorsements will spend part of this time in a special education setting. Concurrent enrollment with EDUC 434 and 450. Cross-listed course: SPED 458. (3)

EDUC 460 : Professional Learning Communities

Seminar groups to provide a critical inquiry bridge between university-based coursework and P-8 fieldwork through the department's/unit's core values of care, competence, difference, service, and leadership. (2)

EDUC 468 : Student Teaching - Secondary

Teaching in public schools under the direction of classroom and university teachers. Prerequisites: Formal application; senior standing; cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher. Concurrent with EDUC 450. (10)

EDUC 487 : Special Topics in Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

EDUC 488 : ST: Higher Education Leadership

Explores the foundations of leadership. Focus is on leadership in higher education. Restricted to PLU administrations and faculty. (1 to 4)

EDUC 489 : Special Topics in Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

EDUC 490 : Acquisition and Development of Language

Investigation of how young children acquire their first language and what they know as a result of this learning. Cross-listed with EDUC 510. (2)

EDUC 491 : Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

EDUC 495 : Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

EDUC 497 : Special Project

Individual study and research on education problems or additional laboratory experience in public school classrooms. Prerequisite: consent of the dean. (1 to 4)

Educational Psychology (EPSY) - Undergraduate Courses

EPSY 361 : Psychology for Teaching

Principles and research in human development and learning, especially related to teaching and to the psychological growth, relationships, and adjustment of individuals. For music education majors only. Admission to the School of Education and Kinesiology and completion of MUSI 340. (3)

EPSY 368 : Educational Psychology

Principles and research in human learning and their implications for curriculum and instruction. For secondary students who are not seeking certification in physical education or special education. Taken concurrently with EDUC 424. (4)

Special Education (SPED) - Undergraduate Courses

SPED 190 : FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

SPED 195 : Individuals with Disabilities - A

An introductory course focusing upon persons with disabilities. Overview of legal issues, characteristics, and current issues. Fulfills alternative assessment requirement. (4)

SPED 287 : Special Topics in Special Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

SPED 288 : Special Topics in Special Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

SPED 289 : Special Topics in Special Education

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

SPED 315 : Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education

This course covers critical content in the area of assessment and evaluation of special needs populations. Types of assessments, issues of technical adequacy, and special education law are all covered. (2)

SPED 335 : Educational Assessment and Evaluation

Develops a knowledge of commonly used assessment instruments in P-12 schools and how data is used to drive instruction and management. (2)

SPED 376 : Instructional Methodologies for Inclusive Classrooms

Provides accommodations and remediation strategies connected to instructional models for the diverse learning needs of students. (3)

SPED 377 : Instructional Methodologies for Inclusive Classrooms

Provides accommodations and remediation strategies connected to instructional models for the diverse learning needs of students. (3)

SPED 404 : Collaboration, Team Building, and Supervision

Focuses on approaches and methodologies for establishing connections with communities, families, and various instructional staff members, including paraeducators. (2)

SPED 415 : Working with Families of Young Children

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to engage families and to promote and support a family’s involvement in their child’s educational experiences. Students will learn effective ways to work with families and adults from a variety of cultural/linguistic/socio-economic backgrounds and families of children with special needs to develop appropriate individualized learning plans. This course includes a field experience component. Cross-listed course: EDUC 415. (3)

SPED 416 : Assessment in Early Childhood

In this course, students will learn the many purposes of assessment and become familiar with some of the assessment strategies and tools used most frequently for each purpose. Cross-listed course: EDUC 416. (2)

SPED 419 : Child Guidance and Positive Behavior Support

This course is designed to introduce students to theories and skills needed to promote the development of self-regulation, emotional, and social skills in young children and to effectively manage disruptive behaviors in early childhood classroom settings. The course includes strategies for understanding the reasons for challenging behavior, observing and documenting specific behaviors, designing and delivering developmentally appropriate intervention, and advocating for children. This course includes a field experience component. Cross-listed course: EDUC 419. (3)

SPED 423 : Methods of Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities

Focus on instructional strategies and service delivery models effective in teaching students with mild disabilities, included: individualized education programs, curriculum assessment, specially designed instruction and curriculum modification. (4)

SPED 430 : Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities

In-depth exploration of issues related to the identification of and service delivery to students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Emphasis on specialized management techniques needed to teach this population. A field experience will be required. (3)

SPED 431 : Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course will provide an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder for educators as well as other related professionals who may work with or serve children and families with this diagnosis. This course will explore the characteristics of children, youth and adults with autism, evidence-based practices for prevention and intervention, problems and issues in the field, methods of positive behavior support and collaborating with families. Prerequisite: SPED 315 or permission of the instructor. (2)

SPED 442 : Technology in Special Education

Current issues and uses of computer technology for learners with special needs. Emphasis on computer assisted instruction, and assistive technology services and devices. (2)

SPED 450 : Early Childhood Special Education

Current issues related to young children with special needs. Focus on instructional methods, materials, curriculum, and assessment of this population. (2)

SPED 454 : Moderate and Low Incidence Disabilities

Exploration of the issues related to identification of and service delivery to this population. Specialized instruction, management techniques, and issues of transitioning from schools to community. A field experience component will be required. (3)

SPED 459 : Student Teaching in Special Education

Teaching in a K-8 special education setting; 9 weeks. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 434 and EDUC 450. (6)

SPED 460 : Special Education Student Teaching Seminar: Issues in Practice

A seminar for special education student teachers focusing on current issues in special education. Taken concurrently with student teaching Term IV Hub and EDUC 450. (1)

SPED 489 : Special Topics

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

SPED 491 : Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

SPED 497 : Independent Study

Projects of varying length related to trends and issues in special education and approved by an appropriate faculty member and the dean. (1 or 2)

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