Curriculum
Course List:
First Year Credits
(20.5)
Weeks
 
EDT6010 Professional Practices in Research & Technology 0.5 6
PEL6003 History and Philosophy of Education 3 8
PEL6013 Technology for Educators 3 8
PEL6002 Field Experience I 2 vary
PEL6023 Effective Teaching Methods 3 8
PEL6053 Educational Psychology 3 8
PEL6073 Classroom Management 3 8
PEL6193 Content Area Reading 3 8
Second Year Credits
(21)
Weeks
 
PEL6133 Inclusion & Differentiated Instruction 3 8
PEL6012 Field Experience II 2 vary
PEL6082 Educational Trends and Ethical Issues 2 5
PEL6032 Action Research 2 5
PEL6042 Instructional Design 2 5
PEL6099 Student Teaching 9 12
PEL6091 Student Teaching Seminar 1

Course Descriptions

PEL6003
History and Philosophy of Education (3)

An overview of the social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education with an emphasis upon current moral, social, and political issues. Special emphasis is given to America’s very diverse student, to which the teacher and classroom must respond.

PEL6013
Technology for Educators (3)

This course is an overview of the role of computer technology as a support to instruction. It includes a survey of microcomputer components and application software as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and database. Successful completion of specific tasks will result in SchoolNet novice and practitioner certification.

PEL6002
Field Experience I (2)

Observation and supervised field experience designed to give students opportunities to develop and in a school at the level and subject area of the anticipated license. Seventy-five clock hours will be required.Observation and supervised field experience in a public or private school at the level and in the subject area of the anticipated license. Students will develop and teach lessons under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and MVNU supervisor. Seventy-five clock hours are required.

PEL6023
Effective Teaching Methods (3)

A study of methods employed to assist students to improve learning and to enhance the teacher’s ability to challenge the diverse student populations found in classrooms. Special emphasis is given to what research says about classroom instruction.

PEL6053
Educational Psychology (3)

The rationale and instructional procedures for educating exceptional children in the regular classroom will be reviewed. Broad areas to be covered are education and learning in the new millennium; controversies in psychology; the diversity of society —implications for education; testing, grouping, and teaching; the impact of technology; and growing up safe.

PEL6073
Classroom Management (3)

A survey of theories and research that focus on the types of classroom conditions and student behaviors that contribute to productive learning environments.

PEL6193
Content Area Reading (3)

A study of developmental reading as an instructional approach designed to teach systematically the basic skills and competencies needed for effective reading in conventional materials and nonfiction trade books. Emphasis is given to developing and extending reading skills common to all or unique to various content areas.

PEL6133
Inclusion and Differentiated Instruction (3)

An overview of the characteristics of students with disabilities and other special needs, and practical teaching and learning strategies that is relevant to the tasks of teachers in inclusive classrooms in today’s schools. Topics include collaboration, inclusion, student diversity, individual education plans, assessment and referral, differentiated curriculum, and instruction.

PEL6012
Field Experience II (2)

Observation and supervised field experience in a diverse public or private school at the level and in the subject area of the anticipated license. Students will develop and teach lessons under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and MVNU supervisor. Seventy-five clock hours are required. PEL6013 Technology for Educators is a prerequisite.

PEL6082
Educational Trends and Ethical Issues (2)

This course is designed to provide an overview and description of ethical issues, trends and methodologies being utilized in school programs. Articles from current educational periodicals and journals will be discussed and summarized. Research problems will be analyzed and reported.

PEL6032
Action Research (2)

An introduction to basic qualitative and quantitative research methods, designs, and reporting strategies. Special emphasis is given to reading and understanding educational research studies and reports, as applied to value added assessments.

PEL6042
Instructional Design (2)

This course is a study of the traditions and reforms that drive decisions about what should be taught, how content should be organized, and how learning should be assessed. Innovative curriculum plans and their impact on student achievement will be considered in relationship to national, state, and local needs and challenges.

PEL6099
Student Teaching (9)

This is a full-time assignment for twelve weeks.

PEL6091
Student Teaching Seminar (1)

The purpose of the course is to give practical information to students that will be vital to their teaching position searches, in addition to providing information common to all in the teaching profession. Career and counseling services, Licensure application, and legal issues are some of the items discussed during the sessions.

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