The courses offered here change from year to year. If
you have questions, please contact Terri
Randall, Administrative Assistant, Department of Education.
email@example.com Telephone: 972-721-5389.
- ST/Effective Teaching and Classroom
- Education 5357-01 - Instructor
This course will focus upon dimensions of
effective teaching, with special emphasis upon classroom management.
Topics to be considered include planning/organizing for
instruction, establishing positive working relationships with
students, helping students learn self-control, and working with
challenging students. 3
Elementary Curriculum: *Grades
- Education 5357-02-
Instructor Teresa Khirallah
- This course is
designed to help teachers develop their ability to embed the
elementary curriculum (standards) in integrated units of
instruction that include language arts, math, science, and
social studies. 3
- Human Growth and Development *All Level
- Education 5357 -
This course is designed to explore the physical,
mental, psychosocial, and moral growth of children from infancy
through adolescence. The course will emphasize the work of Jean
Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Lev Vygotsky.
Teachers and prospective teachers will begin to recognize the
value in learning to "know" the children/adolescents they
teach. Children/adolescents themselves are the primary texts for the
course, and interacting with the "primary texts" will be
an essential component of the course work as students discuss and
question significant theories of development that reflect on the
issue of "nature v. nurture." A "research"
project will require students to examine the activity of
children/adolescents in light of developmental theories.
Evaluation: Developing Judgment in the Educational Assessment of
5352 Instructor: Barbara Khirallah and assistant (Online/Independent
supporting materials for this course will be available online. To
assist students in achieving course requirements, there will be
teaching support available at the University during specified times
in June and July. Teachers are charged with the responsibility of
assessment. Just exactly, what does it mean to assess? Is it
about grading? Is assessment the same as testing? Can
assessments ever be “objective”? While the assessment and
subsequent measurement of student achievement may seem
"objective" when one considers multiple-choice tests or
even machine-scored essays, even these approaches are far from
“objective” for their construction, administration, and use are
based on personal values and professional assumptions. The purpose
of this course is to examine the "big ideas" that, when
well understood and applied, effectively inform good assessment
practices and judgment.
3 credit hours.
- Computer Problem
- Education 5350 - Instructor Barbara
Khirallah and lab assistant (Online/Independent
Requirements and supporting
materials for this course will be available online.
To assist students in
achieving course requirements, there will be a staffed computer lab
at the University during specified times in June and
July. In order to successfully complete the course, students are
required to arrange a time to present completed webfolios.
This course explores the use of the computer as a tool for learning,
as a guide to communication and research, an organizer in the
presentation of knowledge, and as a mediator in the construction of
knowledge. Students search/explore the internet, evaluate web sites,
create PowerPoint presentations, construct web pages and author
interactive programs/lessons. This course meets and/or exceeds the
educational technology foundations for teachers as defined by NCATE