Curriculum, Instruction and Foundations

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Curriculum & Instruction

CI 100 Bison image  Critical Thinking in Educ (CT)3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the critical thinking skills in education, an orientation of the teaching profession, and an overview of the historical, sociological, multicultural, and philosophical issues affecting schools and teachers.

Attributes: Critical Thinking
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CI 101 Math for Elem Teachers I3 Credit hours   

The study of the foundations of elementary mathematics including numeration systems, number theory, and consumer mathematics with emphasis on problem solving and teaching strategies.

Pre-req: MTH 130 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 130H with a minimum grade of D or MTH 127 with a minimum grade of D.

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CI 102 Intro Comp in Classroom1 Credit hour   

The introduction of selection and evaluation techniques of computer courseware and hardware for classrooms K-12 with consideration for CAI, CMI and specific skills for K-12 students.

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CI 201 Math for Elem Teachers II3 Credit hours   

Study of elementary mathematics including structure of the real number system, statistics, probability, informal and transformational geometry, and basic algebraic operations with emphasis on problem solving and teaching strategies.

Pre-req: CI 101 with a minimum grade of D and (MTH 127 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 130 with a minimum grade of D).

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CI 248 Intro to Science Elem Ed3 Credit hours   

Introduction to teaching science in elementary schools emphasizing inquiry-based learning practices and effective research-based teaching strategies. Activities include seminars, discussions and experimentation using learning modules targeting Earth and Space and Sciences.

Pre-req: MTH 127 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 130 with a minimum grade of D.

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CI 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 298 Itv1-4 Credit hours   

A course based upon an Instructional Television Series broadcast by public television. The student is responsible for viewing the series on the air and satisfying all course requirements announced by the division.

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CI 301 Teach Elem/Middle Mathematics3 Credit hours   

This course is an investigation of techniques and approaches to helping children learn mathematics with special emphasis on the use of manipulative materials in a laboratory setting.

Pre-req: CI 201 with a minimum grade of C and Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

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CI 321 ECE Curr and Methods3 Credit hours   

Study of factors shaping curriculum and exploration and assessment of appropriate curriculum for young children in transition from pre-operational to concrete operational stages of development. Field experience included.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

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CI 342 Lit & Lang Arts Methods3 Credit hours   

A study of literary genres' characteristics and implementation within the elementary classroom, with emphasis on methods of presentation and a review of English grammar and language.

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CI 343 The Process of Reading Part I3 Credit hours   

Study of modern techniques and practices in the teaching and assessment of reading and language arts: Part 1

Pre-req: CI 342 with a minimum grade of C and CI 446 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C.

Concurrent PR: CI 446
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CI 345 Crit Read Writ & Think3 Credit hours   

This course examines strategies for learning from text, studying different types of textual material, monitoring learning, and integrating oral and written discourse.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

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CI 350 Inst Tech & Computing3 Credit hours   

Critical examination and skill development using commercial, non-commercial, and computer generated media. Emphasis will be placed on its application to teaching and learning.

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CI 360 Social Studies Methods Elem3 Credit hours   

An introduction to materials and methods for teaching social studies in the elementary school - including goals, pro- cesses, strategies, and evaluation.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

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CI 367 Org for Inst in ECE3 Credit hours   

An overview of the development of early childhood educa- tion related research, pre-primary program models, elemen- tary school organizational patterns, program planning and techniques of working with parents.

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CI 401 Middle Childhood Curric3 Credit hours   

Study of procedures for creating a functional middle child- hood curriculum with emphasis upon the needs of transecents.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

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CI 402 Teach Mid Child Learners3 Credit hours   

The study of methods appropriate for teaching in the middle childhood grades and the production and utilization of materials and resources based upon the needs of middle childhood learners.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

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CI 403 Meth Teach Mid Child Grd3 Credit hours   

Study of methods appropriate for teaching in the middle childhood grades, and production and utilization of materials and resources in these grades. Middle school clinical experience is required.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4 and CI 401 with a minimum grade of C.

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CI 405 Bison image  Student Teaching-Elem Ed4-12 Credit hours   

All-day teaching under supervision in cooperating schools; periodic seminars, conducted by University faculty, accompany student teaching.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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CI 406 Bison image  Student Teaching II Elem Ed4-6 Credit hours   

Supervised student teaching (4-6 hrs). All-day teaching under supervision in cooperating schools. Periodic semiars conducted by university faculty accompany student teaching. Prerequisites: Methods and permission.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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CI 410 Bison image  Stu Teach-Early Childhood4-6 Credit hours   

All-day kindergarten teaching under supervision in co- operating schools; periodic seminars, conducted by University faculty, accompany student teaching.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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CI 415 Int Meth & Mat: Sec Ed3 Credit hours   

General secondary/middle school course with emphasis on instructional standards and objectives, methods, and materials of the disciplines. A clinical experience provides observation and teaching.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 5.

Co-req: CI 470
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CI 427 Introduction To Autism3 Credit hours   

This is a lecture-discussion course designed to survey current autism definitions, rates of incidence, conceptual models, and educational designs relating to autistic children, youth, and adults.

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CI 442 Instr & Clrm Mgt in Elem Ed3 Credit hours   

This course allows elementary education students to critically examine a variety of classroom management strategies and educational issues that impact instruction. PR: Full admission to the Teacher Education Program

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

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CI 446 The Process of Reading Part II3 Credit hours   

Study of modern techniques and practices in the teaching and assessment of reading and language arts: Part 2

Pre-req: CI 342 with a minimum grade of C and CI 343 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C.

Concurrent PR: CI 343
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CI 447 Inte Read/Lang Arts: Elem Edu3 Credit hours   

General K-6 course with emphasis on instructional standards and objectives, methods, and materials for Reading, Language Arts and Social Studies.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 5 and CI 343 with a minimum grade of C and CI 446 with a minimum grade of C and CI 321 with a minimum grade of C.

Co-req: CI 471
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CI 448 Science Methods: Elem Edu3 Credit hours   

General K-6 course with emphasis on instructional standards and objectives, methods and materials for mathematics and science.

Pre-req: CI 201 with a minimum grade of C and Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4 and BSC 105 with a minimum grade of C and PS 121 with a minimum grade of C and PS 122 with a minimum grade of C and CI 248 with a minimum grade of C.

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CI 449 Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed3 Credit hours   

Classroom management with emphasis on practical techniques for dealing with management problems in secondary and middle school settings.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

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CI 450 Bison image  Stu Teach Secondary Ed4-12 Credit hours   

All-day teaching under supervision in cooperating schools; periodic seminars conducted by University faculty accompany student teaching.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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CI 452 Bison image  Mce: Supervised Stu Teach4-6 Credit hours   

All-day student teaching in cooperating middle schools; periodic seminars conducted by University faculty accompany student teaching.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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CI 455 Bison image  Student Teaching II Sec Ed4-6 Credit hours   

Supervised student teaching (4-6 hrs). All-day teaching under supervision in cooperating schools. Periodic seminars conducted by university faculty accompany student teaching. Prerequisites: Methods and permission.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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CI 459 Bison image  Multicult Influence in Ed3 Credit hours   

Multicultural education with an emphasis on methods and materials for teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Attributes: Multicultural
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CI 460 Staff Development1-3 Credit hours   
Attributes: Not Degree Applicable
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CI 461 Staff Development1-3 Credit hours   
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CI 462 Staff Development1-3 Credit hours   
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CI 463 Staff Development1-3 Credit hours   
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CI 464 Staff Development1-3 Credit hours   
Attributes: Not Degree Applicable
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CI 470 Level II Clinical Exp0 Credit hours   

A Level II Clinical Experience teaching in an elementary or secondary public school. An opportunity to put theory into classroom practice.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 5.

Co-req: CI 415
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CI 471 Level II Clinical Exp0 Credit hours   

A Level II Clinical Experience teaching in an elementary school. An opportunity to put theory into classroom practice.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 5.

Co-req: CI 447
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CI 472 Level II Clinical Exp0 Credit hours   

A Level II Clinical Experience teaching in an elementary or secondary public school. An opportunity to put theory into classroom practice.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 5.

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CI 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CI 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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Curriculum Instruction Special Education

CISP 101 American Sign Language I3 Credit hours   

This is the first of 4 courses in American Sign Language. This course emphasizes the learning of basic survival conversational signing skills, including use of all ASL grammatical structures.

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CISP 102 American Sign Language II3 Credit hours   

This is the second of 4 courses in American Sign Language. This course emphasizes the learning of intermediate conversational signing skills, including use of all ASL grammatical structures.

Pre-req: CISP 101 with a minimum grade of D.

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CISP 203 American Sign Language III3 Credit hours   

This is the third of 4 courses in American Sign Language. This course emphasizes the learning of advanced conversational signing skills, including use of all ASL grammatical structures.

Pre-req: CISP 101 with a minimum grade of D and CISP 102 with a minimum grade of D.

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CISP 204 American Sign Language IV3 Credit hours   

This is the fourth of 4 courses in American Sign Language. This course emphasizes the learning of complex conversational signing skills, including use of all ASL grammatical structures.

Pre-req: CISP 101 with a minimum grade of D and CISP 102 with a minimum grade of D and CISP 203 with a minimum grade of D.

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CISP 320 Survey Exceptional Child3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the study of children who deviate from the average in mental, physical, and emotional characteristics, including a study of the characteristics of such children and the adaptation of educational procedures to their abilities and disabilities.

Pre-req: CISP 420 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C.

Concurrent PR: CISP 420
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CISP 420 Survey Except Child II3 Credit hours   

Examination of procedures needed for implementation of the Resource Room model for mildly handicapped children. The course includes a review of the Mainstreaming movement, interpersonal relations, and skills necessary for maintaining the resource room.

Pre-req: CISP 320 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C.

Concurrent PR: CISP 320
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CISP 421 Child with Exceptionalities3 Credit hours   

Behavioral characteristics of children with exceptional development, dynamics of family- community interaction, and attitudes towards exceptional conditions. Implications for amelioration and educational planning.

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CISP 422 Differentiate Instruction3 Credit hours   

Research-based strategies for providing differentiated instruction to students with diverse learning, social, and behavioral needs who are being educated in inclusive settings.

Pre-req: CISP 421 with a minimum grade of C.

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CISP 423 Sp Ed Learning Disability3 Credit hours   
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CISP 424 Sp Ed Emotional Disturb3 Credit hours   
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CISP 427 Introduction to Autism3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to survey current issues in education and the treatment of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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CISP 428 Special Needs in Erly Child Ed3 Credit hours   

Emphasis will be given to enhancing the success of diverse learners through intervention strategies, family involvement and interdisciplinary service delivery.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4 and CISP 421 with a minimum grade of C.

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CISP 429 Intro Developmental Disability3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the characteristics and needs of young children with developmental disabilities addressing the physical, neurological, health , and environmental problems that impact atypical growth and development (PR: CISP 320, CR: Field Experience)

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4 and CISP 420 with a minimum grade of C.

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CISP 433 Intro Intellect Disabilities3 Credit hours   

Characteristics and needs of individuals with intellectual disabilites. Current research, etiologic factors and the impact of intellectual disabilities on education are emphasized. Includes a field experience. (PR: CISP 320)

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4 and CISP 420.

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CISP 434 Sp Ed St Tch Phys Handicap4-6 Credit hours   
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CISP 435 Gen Spec Ed Programming3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4 and CISP 420.

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CISP 438 Char/Behav Mild/Mod Disability3 Credit hours   

An introduction to positive behavior supports at the school, classroom, and individual level to improve student behavior and academic engagement.

Pre-req: CISP 320 and CISP 420.

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CISP 439 Assessment in Sp Ed3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4 and CISP 420.

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CISP 440 Bison image  Stu Teach Multicategorical4-6 Credit hours   
Attributes: Capstone Course
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CISP 445 Intervent Preschool Sp Ed3 Credit hours   

Curriculum development and methodology used to teach young children with special needs. Integration, program development, management, material and equipment adaptation are emphasized.

Pre-req: CISP 428.

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CISP 453 Curr Methods Mild to Moderate3 Credit hours   

Principals and current trends in curriculum development and teaching methodology for individuals with mild to moderate disabilities are reviewed and evaluated (PR: CISP 320, CISP 420)

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4 and CISP 320.

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CISP 454 Families of Except Students3 Credit hours   

Principles and information designed to give the student an understanding of the needs and rights of families of exceptional children and techniques to involve families successfully in their children’s education.

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CISP 455 Field Exp Preschool Sp Ed3 Credit hours   

Supervised participation and directed teaching activities in a preschool special education program.

Pre-req: CISP 445 with a minimum grade of C.

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CISP 461 Staff Development1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Not Degree Applicable
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CISP 462 Staff Development1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Not Degree Applicable
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CISP 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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Educational Foundations

EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner3 Credit hours   

A study of the psychological principles for learning and teaching based on children's emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.

Co-req: EDF 270
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EDF 218 Child/Adol Dev in Schools3 Credit hours   

A basic course in the study of children's emotional, social, mental, and physical development. Field experience required.

Co-req: EDF 270
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EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp0 Credit hours   

A public school Clinical Experience in an elementary school. An opportunity to work with faculty, staff, and students in a teaching/learning environment.

Co-req: EDF 201
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EDF 271 Level I Clinical Exp0 Credit hours   

A public school Clinical Experience in an elementary public school. An opportunity to work with faculty, staff, and students in a teaching/learning environment.

Co-req: EDF 218
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EDF 272 Level I Clinical Exp0 Credit hours   

A public school Clinical Experience in an elementary public school. An opportunity to work with faculty, staff, and students in a teaching/learning environment.

Co-req: EDF 218
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EDF 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 319 Applications Learning Theory3 Credit hours   

A study of the psychological principles which are the foundation for learning and teaching.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

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EDF 406 Foundations of Education3 Credit hours   

A survey of the historical, philosophical and sociological foundations of American education with emphasis upon current educational problems and issues.

Pre-req: EDF 319.

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EDF 417 Statistical Methods3 Credit hours   

A foundation course in descriptive and inferential statistics as applied in education and the social sciences.

Attributes: Statistics
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EDF 435 Classroom Assessment3 Credit hours   

History, philosophy and elementary statistical methods for testing, measuring and evaluating pupil behavior are studied.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4 and EDF 201 with a minimum grade of C.

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EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society3 Credit hours   

Study of social, historical and philosophical foundations of U.S. schooling.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

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EDF 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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