Faulkner University

Course Descriptions

2120 Introduction to Education

A course which is designed to assist pre-candidates in fulfilling most of the laboratory experiences required to enter into the Teacher Education Program. The course should be taken at the sophomore level. The course is offered fall and spring. This course must be completed prior to application into the Teacher Education Program. Prerequisites: Second semester freshman standing.

2322 Foundations of Education

An introduction to the teaching profession including an overview of the historical, philosophical and social foundations of education and their influence upon contemporary education. This course must be completed prior to application into the Teacher Education Program, preferably the freshman year. This course is offered fall and spring and occasionally during the summer.

2325 Technology in the Classroom

An introduction to computers for education majors. Pre-candidates will complete the course with an understanding of educational technology, and how technology impacts the lives of teachers. Lesson plans will be written and presented using technology. Students will build websites, learn how to use an electronic grade book and produce PowerPoint presentations. This course is offered fall and spring. Many times it is offered in the summers.

2097, 2098, 3097, 3098, 4097, 4098 Practicum in Education

A course designed to provide for the development of skills essential for classroom teachers. Candidates will complete approximately 80 hours of service during each class. Clinical experience will be obtained through developing skills during interaction with P-12 school pupils and staff under the guidance of P-12 faculty. ED 2097, 3097, and 4097 is offered every fall. ED 2098, 3098, and 4098 is offered every spring.

3315 Fundamentals of Reading in the Elementary School

A survey of the methods of teaching reading to elementary pupils with emphasis upon contemporary methods. Field experience is required. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program and completion of the English core courses (EH 1301, EH 1302, HU 2310, EH 2303/2304). This course is offered fall.

3316 Reading in Content Areas

The course focuses on reading rate, vocabulary development, application and extension of skills and techniques in content areas. It is required for secondary education majors. Field experience is required. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program and completion of the English core courses (EH 1301, EH 1302, HU 2310, EH 2303/2304). This course is offered spring.

3331 Teaching Health and Safety in the Elementary School

The course focuses on the materials and methods for developing health and safety concepts at the elementary level. Prerequisite: Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) and admission into the Teacher Education Program. This course is offered spring.

3332 Language Arts in the Elementary School

The methods and materials for teaching communication skills in the elementary grades. Prerequisites: Completion of the English core courses (EH 1301, EH 1302, HU 2310, EH 2303/2304) and admission into the Teacher Education Program. This course is offered fall.

3334 Fine Arts in the Elementary School

The methods, materials, and purposes for teaching music and art at the elementary level. Prerequisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. This course is offered spring.

3333 Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School

The methods and activities important to the psychomotor development of children. Prerequisite: Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) and admission into the Teacher Education Program. This course is offered fall.

3335 Social Studies in the Elementary School

The methods and models of teaching social studies at the elementary level. Prerequisites: Completion of the Social Studies core (HY 1301, HY 1302, HU 1310, HY 3360, SY 3311) and admission into the Teacher Education Program. This course if offered spring.

3340 The Exceptional Learner

An overview of the nature and needs of exceptional children with techniques for adapting classroom instruction to the needs of the individual child. Prerequisites: Childhood and Adolescent Psychology (PY 3310). This course is offered every fall and spring.

4317 Children's Literature

An introduction to the field of children's literature. It includes reading a large number of children's books. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program, completion of the English core courses (EH 1301, EH 1302, HU 2310, EH 2303/2304) and Language Arts in the Elementary School (ED 3332). This course is offered fall.

4320 Assessment in Education

An introduction and evaluation of traditional and non-traditional teaching, testing, records, and statistical processes commonly used in educational literature. Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission into the Teacher Education Program. This course is offered fall and occasionally during the summer.

4326 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading

The course focuses on the current trends and techniques in diagnosing pupil needs in reading, evaluating formal and informal reading assessment instruments, and identifying reading skills required in content areas. It is required for elementary education majors. Field experience is required. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program, completion of the English core courses (EH 1301, EH 1302, HU 2310, EH 2303/2304) and Fundamentals of Reading in the Elementary School (ED 3315). This course is offered spring.

4229 Materials & Methods of Teaching Secondary School Subjects

The course focuses on the materials and methods of teaching as related to the purposes of education and characteristics of adolescents. Prerequisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. This course is offered fall and occasionally during the summer.

4331 Science in the Elementary School

The course focuses on the philosophy, curriculum, and teaching of elementary science concepts and scientific methods of observation and inquiry. Prerequisites: BIO 1300 and 1100, PHY 1304 and 1104, PHY 1305 and 1105; and admission into the Teacher Education Program. This course is offered spring.

4341 Mathematics in the Elementary School

The course focuses on the methods and materials for teaching quantitative concepts and reasoning in grades K-6. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program, completion of the math core requirements: Pre-Calculus Algebra (MH 1340), Elementary Math I and II (MH 2305 and MH 2306) and a math elective. This course is offered fall and often in summer.

4348 Classroom Management

A study of interpersonal relationships among pupils, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and parents. It also covers classroom procedures, management and discipline techniques. Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission into the Teacher Education Program. This course is offered fall and occasionally during the summer.

4350 Seminar in Education

Current issues in education, internship resources, and finding employment in education. The completion of an electronic professional portfolio is the center of the course activities. Concurrent enrollment in ED 4350 is required for candidates enrolling for Internship and is open only to them. This course is offered fall and spring.

4997 Internship in the Elementary School

The course will provide a full-time directed candidate teaching for the full semester. It also provides a supervised experience allowing for candidate responsibility in the classroom. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admission into the Teacher Education Program, and approval of the Department Chairperson. Concurrent enrollment in ED 4350 is required. This course is offered fall and spring.

4998 P-12 Internship

The course will provide a full-time directed candidate teaching for the full semester. It also provides a supervised experience allowing for candidate responsibility in the classroom. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admission into the Teacher Education Program, and approval by the Department Chairperson. Concurrent enrollment in ED 4350 is required. This course is offered fall and spring.

4999 Internship in the Secondary School

The course will provide a full-time directed candidate teaching for the full semester. It also provides a supervised experience allowing for candidate responsibility in the classroom. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admission into the Teacher Education Program, and approval by the Department Chairperson. Concurrent enrollment in ED 4350 is required. This course is offered fall and spring.


SPECIAL COURSES

2099 Individualized Study

The course is for introductory level focused study in education. The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Course includes conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as may be appropriate. ED 2099 is open only to sophomores. May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by dean. Prerequisite: Instructor's Consent, ED 2120 (Offered on demand).

3099 Individualized Study

The course is for introductory level focused study in education. The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Course includes conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as may be appropriate. ED 3099 is open only to juniors and seniors. May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by dean. Prerequisite: Instructor's Consent, ED 2120 (Offered on demand).

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