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Professional Education Courses

ED 3314 The American Public School (3 semester hours) A study of the nature, scope, and purposes of the public school, with emphasis on meeting the needs of the multicultural society of Texas. Successful completion of 20 clock hours of field experience is required and a prerequisite for a grade in this course. Completion of 45 hours of course work and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is a prerequisite for this course. (3-0) S
ED 3315 Children’s Literature (3 semester hours) Examining literature that is age appropriate for elementary students. Literature from many cultures and writers will be included. Students will explore ways to incorporate a variety of literature in their classes and the national and state standards will be incorporated into the class. (Same as LIT 3315) (3-0) Y
ED 3317 Critical Thinking Skills (3 semester hours) A course designed to develop and promote problem solving skills/activities relevant to teaching. Collection/design of proactive, interesting, and humorous materials to promote critical thinking will be encouraged. (3-0) S
ED 3339 Educational Psychology (3 semester hours) This course will introduce the theoretical foundation underlying various teaching strategies and provide a framework for understanding student development. Emphasis will be on application of theories in actual teacher behavior. (Same as PSY 3339) (3-0) S
ED 3342 Classroom Management for Elementary TeachersGrades EC - 4 (3 semester hours) Principles of teaching, classroom management and organization, and designing instruction and assessment for elementary/middle schools. Emphasis will be given to understanding the teaching environment, understanding learners, and enhancing student achievement. The domains and competencies for the Professional Development TExES are examined. A minimum of 10 clock hours of field experience is required and a prerequisite for a grade in this course. (3-0) S
ED 3343 Curriculum and Instruction in Science and Mathematics for Pre-K – 4th Grade (3 semester hours) Principles in mathematics and science teaching and learning based on national and Texas curricula and assessment standards. The class focuses on hands-on methods for the development of integrated science programs and mathematical thinking and skills in young children. (3-0) Y
ED 3344 Curriculum And Instruction In Language Arts And Social Studies For EC – 4th Grade (3 semester hours) Principles of teaching social studies in the elementary/middle school based on national and Texas curricula and assessment standards with firsthand experience in developing appropriate scope and sequence for pre-K – 4th grade classrooms. (3-0). Y

ED 3345 Curriculum And Instruction In Art, Music, And Physical Development MethodsFor Pre-K – 4th Grade (3 semester hours) Principles and foundations for developing critical thinking and motor skills through art, music, and organized movement. (3-0) YS
ED 3370 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics and Computer Information Systems (3 semester hours) Curriculum design and methods of instruction in the mathematical sciences. A minimum of 20 clock hours of field experience is required and a prerequisite for a grade in this course. (3-0) S
ED 3371 Curriculum and Instruction in the Natural Sciences (3 semester hours) Curriculum design and methods of instruction in the natural sciences. A minimum of 20 clock hours of field experience is required and a prerequisite for a grade in this course. (3-0) S
ED 3380 Curriculum and Instruction in English (3 semester hours) Curriculum design and methods of instruction in English. A minimum of 20 clock hours of field experience is required and a prerequisite for a grade in this course. (3-0) S
ED 3382 Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies (3 semester hours) Curriculum design and methods of instruction in history. A minimum of 20 clock hours of field experience is required and a prerequisite for a grade in this course. (3-0) S
ED 4320 Education Practicum: Structured Tutoring (3 semester hours) Students learn about reading instruction, the special difficulties encountered by children from low income and second language households, and school functioning by tutoring at risk students in reading in an area school. Tutors are instructed in best practices from the Reading One to One tutor’s manual. Data on student progress form the basis for an extensive term paper. (Same as SOC 4320) (3-0) S
ED 4343 Science Methods For Elementary TeachersGrades EC - 4 (3 semester hours) Subject matter and scope and sequence organization for an integrated science program in the elementary/middle school based on national and Texas curricula and assessment standards. Hands-on activities and directed field experience are included. (3-0) YS
ED 4344 Mathematics Methods For Elementary Teachers (3 semester hours) Subject matter and scope and sequence organization for teaching mathematics in the elementary/middle school, based on national and Texas curricula and assessment standards. Manipulatives and visuals are used to help students master basic mathematics principles and develop critical thinking skills. (3-0) YS
ED 4345 Language Arts/Social Studies Methods For Elementary TeachersGrades EC - 4 (3 semester hours) Subject matter and scope and sequence organization for teaching language arts and social studies in the elementary/middle school, based on national and Texas curricula and assessment standards. (3-0) Y
ED 4352 Reading I: Initial Instruction For Elementary TeachersLearning to Read(3 semester hours) A study of the reading process and theories about teaching reading, understanding the sequential development of reading programs and methods for grouping students and subject matter. Supervised field-based assignments will be required. This course is required for all students seeking elementaryEC - 4 and 4 -8 certification. A second reading class will be required – ED 4354 or ED 4355, depending on the elementary certification level sought. (3-0) S
ED 4353 Reading and Study Skills forin Secondary SchoolsContent (3 semester hours) Focuses on using reading and writing in non-language related courses for teachers – Grades 4-8 and Grades 8-12. Required for all content teaching areas except for English/Language arts. (3-0) S
ED 4355 Reading II: Teaching Reading In Grades 4 – 8Reading to Learn (3 semester hours) Focuses on developing and using reading, writing, listening, speaking and thinking as tools in all content areas taught in grades 4 –8. Instructional strategies, thematic teaching, study skills, and effective uses for text, media, and other resources will be utilized. Students will have 10 hours of field experiences associated with this class. and tThis is a requirement and a prerequisite for a grade in this course. Prerequisite: Reading IED 4352. (3-0) YS
ED 4357 Diagnostic Reading (3 semester hours) Examines a variety of assessment and evaluation strategies that are appropriate for the classroom teacher – both formal and informal procedures are introduced. Prerequisite: ED 4355 or ED 4353. (3-0) YS
ED 4358 Chess I: Using Chess in Elementary Schools (3 semester hours) Using chess to teach critical thinking, math, and reading skills in the elementary classroom. This course is also appropriate for chess instructors who wish to incorporate additional academic and humanistic goals into their programs. This course is offered exclusively via distant learning through the UT TeleCampus. (3-0)
ED 4359 Chess II: Institutional And Cultural Contexts Of Chess (3 semester hours) The role of chess as a combination of game, art and sport in various cultural and institutional environments; resources for teachers from local and national chess organizations, foundations and associations. Some knowledge of the rules and strategies of chess are necessary. This course is offered exclusively via distant learning through the UT TeleCampus. (3–0)
ED 4361 Secondary Classroom and Instructional Management Grades 8 - 12 (3 semester hours) A systematic approach to managing the total classroom environment. Emphasis will be given to practical applications of the research in instructional design, instructional management, and strategies in behavioral management. Factors which affect the reader in secondary classrooms are integrated into this systematic approach. The domains and competencies for the Pedagogy and Professional Development TExES are examined. (3-0) S
ED 4362 Classroom and Instructional Management GR 4-8 (3 semester hours) A systematic approach to managing the total classroom environment in the middle school. Emphasis will be given to practical applications of the research in instructional design, instructional management, and strategies in behavioral management for pre- and early teens. The domains and competencies for the Pedagogy and Professional Development TExES are examined. (3-0) S
ED 4370 Multicultural Perspectives in Learning (3 semester hours) Focuses on identifying and effectively meeting the needs of a diverse population. Emphasis is placed on tools for planning, collaborative decision making, and implementation of new ideas in the development of programs for minority and non minority students in academic achievement. (3-0) S
ED 4372 Educational Technology (3 semester hours) Emphasis is placed on the use of technology to support the teaching and learning process. This class is usually only available on the web. Information about specific instructional applications is presented to provide concrete examples of principles and procedures. Focuses on electronic instructional media, multimedia, telecommunications, multi-user networks, and their real world applications to the secondary classroom. (3-0) RS
ED 4394 Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders (3 semester hours) This overview will include therapeutic management of foreign dialect, language differences, and the effect of cultural diversity upon learning. The needs of multicultural populations within the public schools will also be addressed. (Same as SPAU 4394) (3-0) Y
ED 4693 Student Teaching – ElementaryGrades EC - 4 (6 semester hours) Observation and supervised teaching in the elementary school. Requires full-time attendance in schools for 12 weeks. Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching. (6-0) S
ED 4694 Student Teaching Grades 8 - 12 (6 semester hours) Observation and supervised teaching in a single teaching field. Requires full time attendance in schools for 12 weeks. Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching. (6-0) S
ED 4696 Student Teaching – Grades 4-8 (6 semester hours) Observation and supervised teaching in a classroom for Grades 4-8. Requires full-time attendance in school for 12 weeks. Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching. (6-0) S
ED 4V90 Independent Study in Education (1-6 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. May be repeated for credit. Consent of instructor required. ([1-6] 0) R
ED 4V95 Special Topics in Education (1-6 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). ([1-6] 0) R

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