Courses

  • SED ED 503: Professional Teaching Seminar I: Analyzing Foundations of Teaching
    Introductory seminar analyzes important foundational teaching issues: varieties of excellent teaching, diverse philosophies of schools, curriculum complexities in middle and senior high schools, history of education for the 20th and 21st centuries, and the power of community - culture - school inter-relations. Prereq ED 502. 2 cr.
  • SED ED 600: Schooling in the United States
    An overview of the social and policy context of elementary and secondary schooling in the United States, and of current reform initiatives, through readings, guest speakers, discussions, and field experiences in urban schools. 4 cr.
  • SED EM 680: Distance Education Research and Design
    Through case studies, research on critical issues and variables influencing effectiveness, and distance course design, students gain perspective on many forms of distance education, especially online education. Students learn key design and delivery variables for distance, face-to-face, and blended instructional designs. 4 cr.
  • SED EN 501: Teaching Classic and Contemporary Texts
    Students will examine the demands of texts in the secondary classroom and components of successful reading. The course will analyze research-based practices in reading instruction in the middle and secondary English Language Arts classes. Methods for assessing and differentiating according to various dimensions will be introduced. 4 cr.
  • SED EN 502: Student-Teaching Reflective Seminar
    EN 502 offers undergraduate English Education majors engaging in their student-teaching the opportunity to come together weekly with a faculty member to reflect upon successes, challenges, and questions raised by the internship. Students will engage in common readings and write short weekly reflections that synthesize assigned readings and the internship experience. 2 cr.
  • SED EN 503: Lesson Design & Instruction Delivery in the Humanities
    Introduces students to different models of lesson planning and unit planning as well as research-based strategies for effective instructional delivery in the secondary humanities classroom. It will include a 75-hour pre-practicum experience. 4 cr.
  • SED EN 504: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: English, 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED EN 508.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required. For description, see SED EN 507. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EN 505: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: English 8-12
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED EN 507.
    Minimum 150 hours required. For description, see SED EN 508. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EN 506: Curriculum Materials and Teaching Strategies in English
    Considers research-based strategies for teaching short fiction, poetry, novels, drama, grammar, and vocabulary. The course also considers key aspects of the teaching and learning process such as lesson and unit planning, assessment, and the role of local, state and federal standards in the English/Language Arts classroom. 4 cr.
  • SED EN 507: Student-Teaching Practicum: English, Grades 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Stamped approval required.
    Full-time student-teaching in selected middle schools for a period of 12 weeks. Should be taken concurrently with SED EN 506. Minimum 300 hours required. Instructor permission required. 8 cr.
  • SED EN 508: Student-Teaching Practicum: English, 8-12
    Full-time semester long student teaching in selected high schools. Should be taken concurrently with SED EN 506. Minimum 300 hours required. 8 cr.
  • SED EN 512: Methods of Teaching Writing in Secondary English Language Arts
    Introduces aspiring middle and secondary English/Language Arts teachers to research-based practices for effective writing instruction. Topics include writing workshop, mentor texts, genre study, strategy instruction, process-based instruction and revision. 4 cr.
  • SED EN 538: American Literature for Teachers
  • SED EN 608: Practicum for Practicing Professionals: 5-8
    Graduate Prerequisites: Only for matriculated graduate students seeking standard certification.
    Student teaching grade 5 -- 8 experience for teaching professionals. Full-time student-teaching (300 hours) in selected schools. For Practicing Professionals only, with program approval. 4 cr.
  • SED EN 609: Practicum for Practicing Professionals: 8-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Only for matriculated graduate students seeking standard certification. Full-time teaching in selected high schools. Six weeks; Minimum 150hours required.
    Student teaching grade 8 -12 experience for teaching professionals. Full-time student-teaching (300 hours) in selected schools. For Practicing Professionals only, with program approval. 4 cr.
  • SED EN 701: Teaching Classic and Contemporary Texts
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites.
    Students examine the demands of texts in the secondary classroom and components of successful reading. The course will analyze research-based practices in reading instruction in the middle and secondary English Language Arts classes. Methods for assessing and differentiating according to various dimensions will be introduced. 4 cr.
  • SED EN 712: Methods of Teaching Writing in Secondary English Language Arts
    The course introduces graduate aspiring middle and secondary English/Language Arts teachers to research- based practices for effective writing instruction and contains opportunities for application in a field experience. Topics include writing workshop, mentor texts, genre study, strategy instruction, process-based instruction and revision. 4 cr.
  • SED HE 221: Foundations of Health Education
    Provides the foundation for improving health through modification of daily habits and lifestyle decisions. Analysis of nutrition, exercise, stress, substance abuse, and environmental health. 2 cr.
  • SED HE 522: Community Health
    Examines the interrelationship of school and community health programs. Community health services, health environment, and healthful living emphasized. The responsibilities and the coordination of school and agency personnel in total health education programs are addressed. 4 cr.
  • SED HE 554: Health Education Student Teaching Grades K-12
    Licensure track health education students complete this final practicum in the public schools with a licensed health educator as their supervising practitioner. The semester long practicum provides the opportunity for applying theory with teaching exposure in two school settings (secondary, middle and/or elementary). Fldwk w/ seminar. 8 cr.