Education Department Course Descriptions

EDU 1230
Basic Educational Technology Skills

This course will provide students with an introduction to computer and information technology, with an emphasis on how technology can be used by teachers. Students will develop competency in word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, presentation software, and Internet utilization through laboratory activities.
Spring 

EDU 1310
The Education Profession

A survey of the education profession, including investigation of career options in the field of education, study of school organization, analysis of the educator’s characteristics and role, and discussion of contemporary issues in education. An orientation to the Central Baptist College Teacher Education Program will also be included.  This course includes a required clinical component.
Fall 
 
EDU 3100, 3101, 3102
Special Topics in Education
An in-depth study of a particular topic in educational practice, policy, or theory.  This course is designed to meet the needs of individual or groups of Teacher Education Program candidates.  
On Demand 
 
EDU 3230  
Technology for Teaching and Learning

This course emphasizes the integration of technology into P-12 classrooms of all academic disciplines in order to enhance teaching and learning.  Candidates will use technology to plan, conduct, and assess instruction. This course includes a required clinical component.   Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Fall 
 
EDU 3350
Foundations of Literacy

Foundations of Literacy is a course designed to examine literacy learning from birth through eighth grade.  Topics for consideration will include but not be limited to: literacy definitions, concepts of literacy, classical and current literacy theory and research, family literacy, and prevention of reading difficulties. Clinical experiences will be designed to give practice in effective methods of reading, writing, and word knowledge instruction, including materials, strategies, and organization to meet the needs of all learners.  
Spring

EDU 3355  
Disciplinary Reading and Writing

This course focuses on instructional strategies for teaching reading, writing, viewing and representing across disciplines.  Reading discipline-related texts with regard to fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and text structures as well as the application of writing techniques used in disciplinary texts will be stressed. This course has a required clinical component.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Spring 
 
EDU 3360
Classroom Management
 
Classroom Management is designed to promote candidate understanding and practice of creating a positive learning environment which provides a safe place for teaching, learning, parental involvement, and community involvement. General course topics include: record keeping, classroom organization, parent conferences, motivation, persistence, feedback, guidance, and behavioral management with technology and diverse student populations addressed. This course includes a required clinical component.   Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Spring 
 
EDU 3370  
PE and Health for Elementary Teachers

This course is designed to provide Elementary Education majors with a knowledge base in the principles of physical fitness, physical education curriculum planning, and appropriate selection of physical activities for elementary students.  Candidates will complete hands-on projects working with children and integrating physical education with other subjects found in the K-6 common core state curriculum.  Additionally, this course presents instruction in mental and emotional health, drug education, diet, exercise, diseases, and safety concepts as they relate to quality and longevity of life.  This course includes a required clinical component.  Elementary Education majors only.
Fall 
 
EDU 3380  
Art and Music for Elementary Teachers

For Elementary Education majors, this course is an introduction to the fine arts in Western civilization and explores ways in which the arts can be used as a vehicle for instruction and learning. In addition to serving as an introduction to drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, drama, and music, the course explores fundamental principles and ideas of Western culture and how these are expressed in each of the artistic disciplines.  Emphasis will be on integrating visual arts, drama, dance and music into the common core state standards to enhance student learning and engagement. Elementary Education majors only.
Spring 

EDU 4300  
Teaching Elementary Social Studies

This course provides Elementary Education majors with an overview of the field of social studies, of selected issues in the field, and of best practice strategies for teaching social studies to elementary students.  This course has a required clinical component. Elementary Education majors only.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
Fall 
 
EDU 4310
Integrated Language Arts

This course presents an integrated approach to teaching language arts based on current research of best practices, tested instructional methodologies, materials, assessment techniques for elementary language arts instruction, and the application of contemporary media and computer technology for the elementary grades. Course content is based on developmental processes and assessment that focuses on the interrelatedness of all language arts areas.  This course includes a required clinical component.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Fall 
 
EDU 4320  
Teaching Elementary STEM
 
This course emphasizes the importance of the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in 21st century elementary classrooms and prepares elementary educators to create learning activities that allow their students to engage in real world problems and experiences through performanceand project-based, experiential learning activities that stimulate higher-level thinking.  This course includes a required clinical component. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Spring 
 
EDU 4325
Integrated Curriculum

This course focuses on integrative curriculum planning and teaching strategies for the elementary classroom. The course will familiarize students with current, relevant research as well as provide students with an overview of strategies and techniques for planning and implementing integrated curriculum in the elementary classroom. This course includes a required clinical component.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Fall 
 
EDU 4330
Inclusive Classroom

This course will introduce curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies that promote the social and academic inclusion of children with disabilities into the general education classroom.  This course includes a required clinical component.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Spring

EDU 4335  
Best Practices in Middle Level and Secondary Education

This course will focus on a variety of topics related to current best practices in middle level and secondary education, including teaching methods appropriate for use with student in late childhood through adolescence.  Development and implementation of interdisciplinary thematic units and accommodation strategies for diverse learners will be emphasized.  This course includes a required clinical component.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Spring 
 
EDU 4340  
Teaching Exceptional and Diverse Learners

A study of the major areas of diversity and exceptionality including learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, giftedness, children from economically disadvantaged homes, and of their needs in a school program. This course includes a required clinical component.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Fall 
 
EDU 4350  
Literacy Assessment and Intervention in the Classroom

Literacy Assessment and Intervention in the Classroom is a course designed to provide experience in the administration of formal and informal assessment to plan, implement, evaluate and revise instruction to meet the needs and interests of the struggling reader in the K-8 classroom setting.  Students will create remediation and intervention plans based on clinical assessment experiences.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Fall 
 
EDU 4360  
Learning Theories and Assessment Practices

This course emphasizes an application of development and learning theories to effective teaching practices.  It includes a study of various assessment tools and how they can be used to improve the teaching-learning process. This course includes a required clinical component.  Prerequisites: PSY 2382 and Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Fall

EDU 4370  
Special Methods in Middle Level Content Areas
   
This course is designed to provide the Middle Level Education candidate with planning and instructional methods necessary for exemplary academic content area instruction.  Emphasis will be given to strategies that are suited for integrated instruction as well as those that are particularly effective in the instruction of each content area as separate and distinct disciplines.  Candidates will develop developmentally appropriate lessons and units of study that meet the unique needs of young adolescents and encourage them to become active participants in the learning process.  The course will be differentiated based on the content areas of concentration that have been selected by the candidates enrolled in the course.  This course includes a required clinical component. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
On Demand 
 
EDU 4601  
Clinical Internship in Elementary Education
Candidates completing the BSE in Elementary Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to elementary classrooms (grades K-6.)  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public elementary school setting.  EDU 4601 and EDU 4602 must be taken concurrently.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.  
On Demand 
 
EDU 4602  
Clinical Internship in Elementary Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Elementary Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to elementary classrooms (grades K-6.)  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public elementary school setting.  EDU 4601 and EDU 4602 must be taken concurrently.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.  
On Demand 
 
EDU 4611  
Clinical Internship in Middle Level Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Middle Level Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to middle level classrooms (grades 4-8.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public middle school setting.  EDU 4611 and EDU 4612 must be taken concurrently.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.
On Demand 

EDU 4612  
Clinical Internship in Middle Level Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Middle Level Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to middle level classrooms (grades 4-8.) This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public middle school setting.  EDU 4611 and EDU 4612 must be taken concurrently.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.
On Demand 
 
EDU 4621
Clinical Internship in Secondary English/Language Arts Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary English/Language Arts Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary English/Language arts classrooms (grades 7-12.)  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public secondary school setting.  EDU 4621 and EDU 4622 must be taken concurrently.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.
On Demand 
 
EDU 4622  
Clinical Internship in Secondary English/Language Arts Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary English/Language Arts Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary English/Language arts classrooms (grades 7-12.)  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public secondary school setting.  EDU 4621 and EDU 4622 must be taken concurrently.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.
On Demand 
 
EDU 4631  
Clinical Internship in Secondary Social Studies Education
Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary Social Studies Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary social studies classrooms (grades 7-12.)  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public secondary school setting.  EDU 4631 and EDU 4632 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.
On Demand 

EDU 4632  
Clinical Internship in Secondary Social Studies Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary Social Studies Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary social studies classrooms (grades 7-12.)  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public secondary school setting.  EDU 4631 and EDU 4632 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.
On Demand 
 
EDU 4641  
Clinical Internship in Secondary Science Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary Science Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary science classrooms (grades 7-12.)  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public secondary school setting.  EDU 4641 and EDU 4642 must be taken concurrently.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.
On Demand 
 
EDU 4642  
Clinical Internship in Secondary Science Education

Candidates completing the BSE in Secondary Science Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to secondary science classrooms (grades 7-12.)  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC education faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public secondary school setting.  EDU 4641 and EDU 4642 must be taken concurrently.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.
On Demand 
 
EDU 4651  
Clinical Internship in Health and Physical Education-Elementary (K-8)

Candidates completing the BSE in Health and Physical Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to health and physical education (grades K-8.)  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public elementary or middle school setting.  EDU 4651 and EDU 4652 must be taken concurrently.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.
On Demand 

EDU 4652  
Clinical Internship in Health and Physical Education-Secondary (7-12)

Candidates completing the BSE in Health and Physical Education will be provided with an opportunity to engage in the practical applications of the pedagogical and instructional strategies relevant to health and physical education (grades 7-12.)  This full-time internship occurs under the supervision of a CBC faculty member and a mentor teacher in a public junior high or high school setting.  EDU 4651 and EDU 4652 must be taken concurrently.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Admission to Clinical Internship Semester.
On Demand


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