Teacher Education - EDU

EDU 100 Exploring the Teaching Profession 3 Credits

This course introduces the study of education and teaching, with opportunities for students to examine and evaluate this career choice. The course utilizes a field-based component to connect seminar session topics with actual classroom practice. In addition to reflection on their experiences, students will examine the following critical topics in schools: current initiatives and issues, exemplars of good teaching, diverse needs of students, curriculum, culture, organization, and the multiple roles and professional and ethical expectations of teachers. Most importantly, it is mission-centric in that is promotes teachers’ roles as change agents for social justice. Students will complete a 10-hour Service Learning experience in a local public school.

Fulfills College Core: Field 5 (Social Sciences)

Offered: Spring/Fall

EDU 122 Technology in Education 3 Credits

Explores applications of technology in education. Emphasizes evaluation and selection of software, high and low-tech devices, distance learning and state of the art technologies that impact teaching.

Offered: fall & spring.

EDU 123 Technology in Education 1 1 Credit

Explores applications of technology in education. Emphasizes evaluation and selection of software, high and low-tech devices, distance learning and state of the art technologies that impact teaching.

Offered: fall & spring.

EDU 223 Technology in Education 2 1 Credit

Explores applications of technology in education. Emphasizes evaluation and selection of software, high and low-tech devices, distance learning and state of the art technologies that impact teaching.

Offered: fall & spring.

EDU 250 Foundations of Education 3 Credits

Addresses social, philosophical, legal, historical, organizational, theoretical perspectives on education, including multicultural perspectives. Highlights rights and responsibilities of teachers, students and others involved in education.

Fulfills College Core: Justice

Offered: fall & spring.

EDU 272 Teaching Social Studies Integrating English Language Arts 3 Credits

Addresses the objectives, curriculum, strategies, materials and evaluation necessary for teaching social studies content while integrating standards in English Language Arts. Emphasizes historic, geographic, economic, political ad social concepts highlighting the New York State Standards in SS and ELA.

Prerequisites: ECCH 221 and ECCH 222.

Offered: spring.

EDU 323 Technology in Education 3 1 Credit

Explores applications of technology in education. Emphasizes evaluation and selection of software, high and low-tech devices, distance learning and state of the art technologies that impact teaching.

Offered: fall & spring.

EDU 356 Assessment for Instructional Decision Making 3 Credits

Emphasizes the empirical basis for various models of assessment. Analyzes formal and informal assessment strategies including standardized tests, curriculum-based assessment, norm-referenced, criterion-referenced assessment, and alternative methods of evaluation. Highlights use of assessment to promote decisions in planning, teaching, and evaluating for instructional program improvements.

Offered: fall.

EDU 410 Teaching Writing in the Schools 3 Credits

Emphasizes integrating current theories of writing into classroom curricula. Students develop their own composing abilities and strengthen their ability to teach writing in school settings. Open to all Education and Adolescence Education concentrations.

EDU 428 Teaching Math & Science: Supporting STEM Education 3 Credits

Examines inclusive methods and strategies across all mathematical strands and science disciplinary core ideas. Highlights research-based curricular guidelines for STEM education aligned with the New York State's Mathematics, Science and Technology standards. Emphasizes problem solving, inquiry skills and assessment practices.

Prerequisites: ECCH 221 & ECCH 222. Restrictions: must be a senior.

Offered: fall.

EDU 432 Pre Student Teaching 3 Credits

Includes practica and seminars that focus on professional reflection and topics related to classroom management, increasing family involvement, teaching to higher standards and assessment at the special education-childhood level. Requires 50 hours of field placement.

Offered: fall only.

EDU 493 Student Teaching 12 Credits

Highlights knowledge, skills and dispositions of professional educators. One full-time 7-week placement in each childhood and special education-childhood classroom requires candidates to become the instructional reader under the supervision of cooperating teachers and college faculty.

Prerequisite: signature, minimum GPA of 2.70, minimum grade of C in each required education course, some schools may require certain health tests. Corequisite: EDU 497 and EDU 498.

EDU 495 Child Abuse Workshop 0 Credits

Mandatory training by New York State Education Department for teacher certification. Held during the student teaching seminar.

EDU 496 Prevention of School Violence Workshop 0 Credits

Mandatory training by New York State Education Department for teacher certification. Held during the student teaching seminar.

EDU 497 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop 0 Credits

Provides six hours of training on the components of the Dignity Act, how school climate impacts students achievement and behavior, understanding diversity and multi-cultural environments, and understanding bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.

EDU 498 Student Teaching Seminar 3 Credits

Student Teaching Seminar enhances the student teaching experience through opportunities to foster professional growth and guided reflection on planning, instruction and assessment of learning. The course provides a professional learning community to assist candidates in the transition to careers in teaching.

EDU 499 Independent Study 3 Credits

An independent study requires the signature of the department chair and the associate dean. Independent studies require an application and approval by the associate dean.

Prerequisite: signature of the program director & associate dean.