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EDUC1100 Introduction to Education (1)

Exploration of the rewards and challenges of the teaching profession. Course includes discussion of current issues in education, an overview of the NNU education program, insights from enthusiastic educators, and a 25-hour field experience at the grade level/content area of the candidate's interest.

EDUC2094 Special Topics in Education (1-4)

An opportunity to study current issues in the field of education. Topics may vary. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Instructor's approval

EDUC2110 Educational Psychology (3)

A study of the psychological implications involved in the teaching-learning situation with emphasis on those psychological principles applicable to children ages 6-12 and adolescents 13-18. A variety of learning and developmental theories based on research from the field of psychology are covered. May be taken same semester as EDUC1100. (See PSYC2110) Prerequisites: EDUC1100, or instructor's approval

EDUC2250 Cultural Diversity in Education (2)

A reflective exploration of race, socio-economic, and changing demographics in communities and schools. Includes a focus on common beliefs held by teachers that may affect the achievement gap between white and minority students. Culturally relevant teaching practices will be developed to enhance learning opportunities for students of color. Course includes a 10-hour field experience. Fulfills a General Education Level II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with EDUC2250CC Intercultural Lab 2. Prerequisites: EDUC1100

EDUC2550 Innovative Instruction (3)

This course is designed to support future instructors by increasing their knowledge of innovative strategies in education to facilitate growth in student learning. Utilizing models of innovative instruction and ISTE NETS teacher standards, this course will explore global educational practices, pushing educators to move instruction from a highly structured setting to a more student-centered environment where students take ownership and personalize their learning. Prerequisites: EDUC1100

EDUC2960 Introduction to Instructional Design (1)

An overview of lesson planning and domains of teaching. During a 30-hour field experience candidates will design and teach at least one lesson in a classroom. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: EDUC1100

EDUC3000 Mathematics Lab for Elementary Teachers (2)

Lab-oriented exploration of mathematical concepts to provide understanding of basic mathematical structures and strategies for the elementary teacher. Course includes a 10-hour field experience to observe and teach conceptual math strategies in an elementary classroom. May be taken same semester as MATH2010 or MATH2020. Prerequisites: MATH2010, MATH2020, Program admission.

EDUC3010 Teaching English in Secondary Schools (3)

This course introduces pre-service teachers to the fundamentals of theory and practice necessary to teach language arts to the secondary student. Research based best practices of teaching grammar, writing, and literature will be emphasized. Candidates will write and teach lesson plans. Candidates are required to complete a 20-hour field experience. (See ENGL3010) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

EDUC3150 Education of Exceptional Children (3)

A survey of the characteristics and educational needs of students with learning challenges and those identified as gifted. Course emphasizes causes, incidence, and implications of disabilities and practical strategies for assisting all students to succeed in the regular classroom. Also included is information on special education law and individual educational plans as they apply to general education teachers. A 15-hour field experience is included. Exempt: Kinesiology Ed majors who take KINE3630. Prerequisites: EDUC2960, or instructor's approval Program admission.

EDUC3240 Classroom Management in K-8 Classrooms (3)

An in-depth study of classroom management principles and practices for K-8 teachers. Focus is on equipping candidates with knowledge and skills for effectively managing a classroom. Course explores motivation, classroom environment, minimizing management problems through proactive strategies, and systematically modifying inappropriate behavior. Prerequisites: Junior classification, Program admission.

EDUC3250 Fundamentals of Reading (3)

An in-depth study of the essential components for developing the literacy capabilities of elementary children. Focus includes research-based practices of developing word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. Course includes a 25-hour field experience in an elementary classroom during which the candidate observes the set up and administration of a reading program and participates in reading instruction. This course meets part of the ICLA requirements of the Idaho Department of Education. Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission.

EDUC3260 Content Literacy in K-8 Classrooms (3)

An exploration of principles and strategies for helping K-8 students acquire reading and writing skills essential for effective learning in subject areas. Emphasis is on helping future teachers design instruction that develops vocabulary concepts, enhances comprehension, and addresses the varying backgrounds and needs of elementary and middle school students as they interact with text. Course includes a 25-hour field experience providing opportunities for students to teach lessons related to their middle school content area. This course meets part of the ICLA requirements of the Idaho Department of Education. Prerequisites: Junior classification, Program admission.

EDUC3310 Teaching English Language Learners (1)

Exploration of the unique cultural values of children and families whose primary language is not English and study of teaching strategies for helping all students to succeed. Course includes a 15-hour multicultural field experience. Fulfills a General Education Level II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with EDUC3310CC Intercultural Lab 2. Prerequisites: EDUC2960, EDUC1100, or instructor's approval Program admission.

EDUC3330 Teaching Art in the K-8 School (3)

Introduces elementary education majors to theoretical and practical experiences necessary for incorporating a discipline-based art education program into the elementary and middle school curriculum. This course may include actual teaching experiences. (See ARDE3330) Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Program admission.

EDUC3340 Teaching Music in the Elementary School (2)

Study in the application of the principles, procedures, and objectives in school music in the primary and intermediate grades. Special emphasis is given to the basic elements of music and creativity as found in Orff and Kodaly as well as folk music of various cultures and traditions. (See MUSC3450, MUSC3460) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission.

EDUC3350 Teaching School Health (2)

Course is designed to provide knowledge in three divisions of health education: healthful living, school health services, and health education. Topics include recognition of health issues of children and adolescents (K-12) with opportunity to develop competencies in handling methods and teaching techniques. Includes a 20-hour field experience. (See KINE3350) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

EDUC3360 Teaching Physical Education in Secondary Schools (2)

Course will cover strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, and curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for candidates to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See KINE3360) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

EDUC3380 Teaching Physical Education in the K-8 Schools (2)

This course introduces candidates to the basic principles of physical education for children in grades kindergarten through eight. Emphasis will be placed on the development of systematic physical education programming. Candidates will participate in simulated teaching experiences and/or field observations. (See KINE3380)

EDUC3410 English Language Learners and Content Literacy in Secondary Classrooms (3)

This course prepares teacher candidates to demonstrate competency in comprehensive literacy skills and knowledge congruent with research on best literacy practices in adolescent literacy and with English Language Learners. It meets the ICLA requirements of the Idaho State Department of Education. The course focuses on principles and strategies for helping all students access content-specific materials and vocabulary presented in secondary classrooms. Candidates design lessons that promote content literacy and make content comprehensive for diverse learners. A 15-hour multicultural field experience provides candidates with the opportunity to apply strategies in a setting reflecting diverse student needs. Fulfills a General Education Level II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with EDUC3410CC Intercultural Lab 2. Prerequisites: Junior classification, Program admission.

EDUC3510 Teaching Methods in Secondary Classrooms (3)

An investigation of teaching methods and techniques appropriate for the secondary school classroom. Theoretical principles upon which teaching strategies are based and the principles of classroom management will be considered. Lesson and unit planning are included. Mini-teaching experiences are an integral part of this course. Corequisite: Methods courses in teaching area or first and second teaching fields. Exempt - music majors who do not have a second teaching field. Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750

EDUC3530 Teaching Art in the Secondary School (3)

An examination of pragmatic techniques and philosophical approaches necessary to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive discipline-based art education program at the secondary school level. Additionally, both historical and contemporary art education issues are examined, discussed, and evaluated. Includes opportunities for candidates to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See ARDE3530) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

EDUC3570 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (2)

Course topics include strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, and curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for candidates to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

EDUC3580 Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for candidates to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See HIST3580) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

EDUC3630 Teaching Foreign Language in the Secondary School (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for candidates to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See SPAN3630) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

EDUC3640 Teaching Science in the Secondary School (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for candidates to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See BIOL3640) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

EDUC3650 Teaching Communication Studies in Secondary Schools (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to the subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for candidates to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See COMM3650) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

EDUC3750 Classroom Management in Secondary Schools (2)

An in-depth study of classroom management theory and application for secondary teachers. Focus is on equipping future teachers with knowledge and skills for effectively managing a classroom. Course explores motivation, classroom environment, minimizing management problems through proactive strategies and interpersonal skills, responding to minor and serious behavior problems, and systematically modifying inappropriate behavior. Corequisite: methods courses in teaching area or fields. Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3510

EDUC3920 Foundations of Education (2)

Exploration of the historical, philosophical, social, and legal foundations of the teaching profession. Purposes and challenges of education will be addressed in relationship to today's changing world. Prerequisites: Program admission.

EDUC3960 Field Experience (1)

An additional 30-hour field experience consisting of classroom observation and participation in lesson preparation and classroom presentations. Candidate assignments will be based on previous experience and individual needs. This course should not be taken the same semester as enrollment in EDUC2960, EDUC3150, EDUC3250 or EDUC3260. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: EDUC1100, EDUC2960, or instructor's approval

EDUC4430 Teaching the Whole Child (1)

An exploration of research findings and classroom strategies for incorporating movement and the arts into the elementary curriculum for increased development and learning in children. Focus includes physical education, music, art, and drama. Also included is a study of the impact of these areas on the brain development, motivation, and academic performance in all students, including those who may struggle in school. Prerequisites: Approval for intern year. Senior classification. Corequisites: EDUC4440, EDUC4460, EDUC4540, EDUC4550, EDUC4810

EDUC4440 Elementary Internship I (3)

Initial teaching experiences in full-day participation in an elementary classroom. Emphasis is on learning classroom routines, establishing classroom environment and rapport with students, and participating as a team member with a cooperating teacher and school staff. Prerequisites: Approval for intern year. Senior classification. Corequisites: EDUC4430, EDUC4460, EDUC4540, EDUC4550, EDUC4810

EDUC4450 Elementary Internship II (11)

A continuation of full-day participation in an elementary classroom. Interns assume increased responsibility for standard-based instruction in all areas of the curriculum, including implementation of a content area unit of study. Interns experience immersion in all aspects of the elementary school setting, including instructional decision-making, accommodations for diverse learners, student assessment, classroom management, and professional development opportunities. The semester culminates with interns assuming full responsibility for the classroom. Weekly seminars are part of this experience. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: EDUC4430, EDUC4440, EDUC4460, EDUC4540, EDUC4550, EDUC4810 Corequisites: EDUC4950

EDUC4460 Assessment and Intervention in Reading (3)

An examination and application of research-based practices used for assessment to guide instruction in literacy. Candidates diagnose literacy needs of a struggling reader using a battery of assessments and design and deliver intervention to support that elementary student's literacy development. This course meets part of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Act requirements of the Idaho Department of Education. Prerequisites: Approval for intern year. Senior classification. Corequisites: EDUC4430, EDUC4440, EDUC4540, EDUC4550, EDUC4810

EDUC4540 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary Classroom (4)

An integrated study of teaching methodology which encompasses elementary school social studies and language arts. Candidates design instruction to meet curriculum standards, devise accommodations for students with diverse needs, and plan assessment procedures to monitor student progress. A focus on unit and lesson planning, classroom environment, instruction, and professionalism equips candidates for the student teaching experience. This course meets part of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Act requirements of the Idaho Department of Education. Prerequisites: Department approval., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC4430, EDUC4440, EDUC4460, EDUC4550, EDUC4810

EDUC4550 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom (4)

A study of teaching methodology encompassing elementary school science and mathematics. Candidates design instruction to meet curriculum standards, devise accommodations for students with diverse needs, and plan assessment procedures to monitor student progress. A focus on unit and lesson planning, classroom environment, instruction, and professionalism equips candidates for the student teaching experience. Prerequisites: Department approval., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC4430, EDUC4440, EDUC4460, EDUC4540, EDUC4810

EDUC4771 Philosophy of Christian Education (1)

Introductory examination of the nature and function of belief structures and how these belief structures impact the way one teaches in Christian schools. This course will include consideration and development of one's worldview.

EDUC4810 Elementary School Start-Up (1)

A fall field experience to acquaint the intern with practices for beginning the school year in an elementary school. Interns attend opening faculty meetings in the school and observe and assist the teacher during the first week of school. Materials and instructions for this course must be secured from the Director of Student Teaching three months prior to the opening of school. Prerequisites: Approval for intern year. Senior classification. Corequisites: EDUC4430, EDUC4440, EDUC4460, EDUC4540, EDUC4550

EDUC4850 Secondary School Start-Up (1)

Attendance at the opening faculty meetings, assisting in the preparation for opening of school and observing and assisting the teacher in a regular public school classroom situation during the first week of school. This work is to be done in the fall before student teaching. Materials and instructions for this course must be secured from the Director of Student Teaching three months prior to the opening of school. Prerequisites: Approval for student teaching. Senior classification.

EDUC4860 Student Teaching in the Middle/Junior High School (11)

Directed observation, participation, and responsible teaching conducted under the supervision of a middle school/junior high school teacher and NNU supervisor. Weekly seminars are a part of this program. Candidates participating in fall student teaching should plan to report to their assigned school the first day that the teachers report. Candidates participating in spring student teaching will need to complete a "school startup" experience in the fall before their student teaching. If possible, this start-up experience should be with their cooperating teacher. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3410, EDUC3510, Approval for student teaching. Senior classification. Special Methods courses. Corequisites: EDUC4950

EDUC4870 Student Teaching in the Senior High School (11)

Directed observation, participation and responsible teaching conducted under the supervision of a senior high school teacher and NNU supervisor. Weekly seminars are a part of this program. Candidates participating in fall student teaching should plan to report to their assigned school the first day that the teachers report. Candidates participating in spring student teaching will need to complete a "school start-up" experience in the fall before their student teaching. If possible, this start-up experience should be with their cooperating teacher. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3410, EDUC3510, Approval for student teaching. Senior classification. Special methods courses. Corequisites: EDUC4950

EDUC4950 Seminar/Capstone (1)

Weekly reflection and discussion about changes in thinking and professional practice resulting from growth in teaching competency as it intersects with growth in the four university outcomes. Corequisite: Student teaching.