Courses

  • ELEM-3023 Emergent Literacy

    This course is a study of the emerging process of language development from infancy through the primary years. The candidate will observe and document a child-s development through all four age categories, infant, toddler, preschooler, and primary-aged (eight practicum hours). The candidate will demonstrate understanding of and respect for the socio-cultural diversity of literacy development as well as the interrelationships of culture, language, thought and the function of the home language. Additionally, the candidate will study children-s literature to develop an understanding that literature forms a central focus for language and literacy development. The candidate will apply various methods of using literature with children to the home and classroom settings including reading aloud to a child once per week for 14 weeks (eight practicum hours). (Students whose programs do not require admission to teacher education buy require this course will receive credit for Chdv 3013 which cannot be applied to licensure requirements.) Same as ECED-3023 and CHDV-3023. This course is normally offered every fall semester.

  • ELEM-3233 Primary Reading

    The focus of this course includes the early developmental stages of literacy elements, including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, spelling, fluency, and comprehension. The construction of reading lesson plans, Ell students, student diversity and a variety of learning styles will be addressed. During the practicum portion of the course, candidates will pre-post test and present lessons based upon the pre test results, assess and reflect on gains in student learning. The role of Rti will be included. A case study is required. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • ELEM-3323 Movement and Fine Arts

    Candidates design materials, demonstrate instructional methods, and create activities for integrating movement, art and music, and health and fitness activities into the Pk and elementary classroom. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • ELEM-3332 Elementary Language Arts

    The focus of this course includes writing (process, types, grammar, punctuation, spelling, handwriting), listening, speaking viewing, visually representing, and assessment. The construction of language arts lesson plans, Ell students, student diversity and a variety of learning styles will also be addressed. Candidates will be prepared to present language arts lessons in Primary Practicum using data gained from pre testing to construct lesson plans and assess and reflect on gains in student learning. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • ELEM-3632 Social Studies for Primary Students

    Candidates will rely on current thought and trends in social studies instruction to develop teaching strategies which engage students in learning and which encourage the development of a multicultural view. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • ELEM-3733 Mathematics for Primary Students

    Candidates will apply their knowledge of numeration and their number sense and will be able to use manipulatives in teaching primary students number concepts and basic problem-solving skills. Content emphasis is placed on teaching the four basic mathematical operations. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • ELEM-3832 Science for Primary Students

    Candidates will gain knowledge about methods, materials, and experiences that enable them to teach with an awareness and understanding of the impact of science in the world of the primary student. The focus is hands-on instruction for the biological, earth, and physical sciences. A school-based experience is incorporated. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • ELEM-3900P Primary Practicum

    A primary grade (Pre-K-3) practicum, 60 hours. The focus of the practicum is for the candidate to construct and present lessons in literacy, math, science, and social studies at the primary level. Supervision and assessment of the candidate will be conducted by a university supervisor and the classroom teacher. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • ELEM-4242 Social Studies for Intermediate Students

    Candidates will develop teaching strategies, including hands-on activities that integrate knowledge and methodology from history and social studies and are appropriate for intermediate classrooms. Emphasis is placed on current thought and practice in social studies instruction for teaching students to use a wide variety of research sources to create oral, written and pictorial presentations. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • ELEM-4342 Mathematics for Intermediate Students

    Candidates will develop strategies for teaching the construction and exploration of estimation strategies. Content emphasis is placed on teaching concepts of measurement, geometry, algebra, statistics, probability, problem solving, reasoning, and communication of mathematical connections. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • ELEM-4433 Intermediate Reading

    The focus of this course includes the intermediate stages of literacy elements, including vocabulary, spelling, fluency, and comprehension. The use of narrative and expository texts will also be addressed. The construction of reading lesson plans for the intermediate grade child, Ell students, student diversity and reluctant readers will also be addressed. Candidates will be prepared to present reading lessons in Intermediate practicum using data gain from pre testing to construct lesson plans and assess and reflect on gains in student learning. The role of Rti will be reviewed. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • ELEM-4443 Science for Intermediate Students

    Candidates will be able to use inductive and deductive strategies involving observation, scientific investigation, interpretation of findings, and communication of results while engaging in hands-on instruction. Biological, earth and physical sciences are viewed as an integrated discipline. A school-based experience is incorporated. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • ELEM-4543 Strategies for Reading Assessment

    Candidates will know, understand, and use current thought and practice regarding reading assessment practices and intervention practices such as prescriptive teaching procedures. The candidates will apply the knowledge and understanding gained in a classroom setting with individual, small and whole group situations. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • ELEM-4544 Strategies for Reading Assessment

    Candidates will know, understand, and use current thought and practice regarding reading assessment practices and intervention practices such as prescriptive teaching procedures. The candidate will apply the knowledge and understanding gained in the OC Reading Clinic with an individual child. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • ELEM-4900P Intermediate Practicum

    An intermediate grade (4-5) practicum, 60 hours. The focus of the practicum is for the candidate to construct and present lessons in literacy, math, science, and social studies at the intermediate level. Supervision and assessment of the candidate will be conducted by a university supervisor and the classroom teacher. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.