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Foundations Courses

EDU 100. PREPARATION FOR ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION (1 credit hr)

This course is REQUIRED for all education majors. This course is designed to assist students in their attempt to meet requirements for admission to teacher education and includes instruction in reading for information, applied mathematics, and writing in preparation for the basic skill assessment of the Alabama Prospective Teacher Testing Program (APTTP).

EDU 200. ORIENTATION IN EDUCATION (0 - 3 credit hrs)

This course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete PRAXIS II. Classroom instruction is offered to Elementary, Early Childhood, and Collaborative (K - 6) majors. Secondary Education majors will use PLATO Web-learning for instruction.

EDU 300. FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3 credit hrs)

A brief orientation to the field of education,specifically focusing on the various roles and responsibilities of teachers. An integral aspect of the course is a school-observation requirement.

EDU 301. EVALUATION IN EDUCATION (3 credit hrs)

An introductory course for elementary and secondary school teachers, which is designed to improve the methods of observing and evaluating pupil growth in the classroom. While consideration is given to standardized tests, the major focus of the course is devoted to the less formal methods of evaluating employed by classroom teachers. Field-based experience is required.

EDU 321. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATORS (3 credit hrs)

Using current technology in instruction; including selection of equipment and software, strategies and techniques for use, and incorporating instructional technology into the K-12 curriculum. An introductory course that deals with principles, theories, selection, evaluation and uses of materials for instructional purposes. Laboratory experience in the operation of instructional technology equipment is provided.

EDU 400. PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING (3 credit hrs)

A study of the psychological basis of education and the application of principles of psychology to the learning process. Emphasis is given to human development, learning theory and managing students in groups.

EDU 511. STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES, RESEARCH AND EVALUATION (3 credit hrs)

Generally addresses the evaluation of teaching, learning and research in education. The major emphasis of the course is on understanding and using evaluation methods and descriptive statistics. Research methodology is overviewed.

EDU 512. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (3 credit hrs)

An orientation course in research methods that includes the formulation of the hypothesis; definition of the problem; and fundamental approaches to problems through the normative survey, the historical, experimental, and clinic case methods; and statistics essential to processing data.

EDU 527. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR (3 credit hrs)

A study of the findings of research in the behavioral sciences and their implications for the guidance of young persons. Includes a study of physiological, sociological and psychological bases of human behavior with emphasis upon the normal school child in his environment.

EDU 531. MODERN ISSUES IN EDUCATION(3 credit hrs)

A study of contemporary trends and developments in the American school system.

EDU 541. ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 credit hrs)

A review and study of theories of learning with emphasis upon empirical data presented by proponents of various theo­retical schools of thought.

EDU 554. CONTRASTING PHILOSOPHIES OF EDUCATION (3 credit hrs)

This course is designed to further expose students to current educational theories in an attempt to formulate, clarify, and refine their basic educational philosophies, and the root cause of professional behavior.

EDU 602. INTERMEDIATE STATISTICAL METHODS (3 credit hrs)

The major focus of this course is to prepare education professionals so that they can make accurate decisions based on information, accurate data, and the interpretation of research studies. Inferential sta­tistics and other evaluation tools are covered in depth. Prerequisite – For EDU 602: Prerequisite: 511 or equivalent.

 

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