Education

The majority of the courses in the College of Education and Human Development are restricted to Education students only.

EDUC 1010          Introduction to Teaching as a Career                                                               3 cr.
This course is designed to acquaint prospective teacher candidates with the major issues associated with the teaching profession. This course addresses the UNO Teacher Education Conceptual Framework that prepares teacher candidates to be reflective practitioners. Prospective teacher candidates will demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing, technological performance and basic effective communication skills needed in the education profession.

EDUC 2100          Children & Adolescent Development for Teachers                                          3 cr.
This course is taken prior to admission to the teacher education program.  This course presents a balance of research findings, theory, and application relevant to the study of child development from infancy through adolescence, as developmental stages and tasks are relevant to classroom teachers.  The emphasis throughout the course is on the implications and use of developmental information in classrooms.

EDUC 2200          Principles of Teaching, Learning  & Assessment                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDUC 1010. This course will engage teacher candidates in discussions and activities dealing with fundamental aspects of educational philosophies, learning styles and theories, classroom management, assessment, curriculum development and lesson planning, and Louisiana state benchmarks and standards.  Attention will focus on adapting instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners and the roles of educators in effective schools.

EDUC 2204          Introduction to Secondary Education                                                               4 cr.
This course introduces teacher candidates to the knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to teach diverse student populations in metropolitan secondary school settings. This course includes site-based performance activities.

EDUC 3000          Meeting the Needs of All Learners II                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. This course serves to give education majors an opportunity to improve and apply the skills required for addressing the needs of diverse learners in diverse settings.  This course will be presented in three modules:  1) School Structures and Educational Philosophy, 2) Diversity, and 3) Technology.  Field experience is required in this course.

EDUC 3001          Tier III Performance Assessment - Early Childhood Education                      0 cr.
Prerequisite: Teacher Candidates must enroll in this course the semester prior to student teaching. This course supports students in their performance assessments for certification in Early Childhood Education. As part of the assessment, candidates create an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 3002          Tier III Assessment - Elementary                                                                       0 cr.
Prerequisite: Teacher Candidates must enroll in this course the semester prior to student teaching. This course supports students in their performance assessments for Elementary Education. As part of the assessment, candidates create an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards. Students enrolled in the Integrated to Merged Approach Program 1-5 must also register for EDUC 3003.

EDUC 3003          Tier III Assessment - Integrated to Merged Approach for 1-5                         0 cr.
Prerequisite: Teacher Candidates must enroll in this course the semester prior to student teaching. This course supports students in their performance assessments for the Integrated to Merged Approach for grades 1-5 Education Program. Successful completion of this course will allow candidates to enter Tier IV (Student Teaching). As part of the assessment, candidates create an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 3004          Tier III Performance Assessment - Music Education K-12                              0 cr.
Prerequisite: Teacher Candidates must enroll in this course the semester prior to student teaching. This course supports students in their performance assessments for certification in Music Education K-12. As part of the assessment, candidates create an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 3005          Tier III Performance Assessment - English                                                      0 cr.
Prerequisite: Teacher Candidates must enroll in this course the semester prior to student teaching. This course supports students in their performance assessments for certification in Secondary English Education. As part of the assessment, candidates create an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 3006          Tier III Performance Assessment - Mathematics                                              0 cr.
Prerequisite: Teacher Candidates must enroll in this course the semester prior to student teaching. This course supports students in their performance assessments for certification in Secondary Mathematics Education. As part of the assessment, candidates create an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), States, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 3007          Tier III Performance Assessment - Science                                                      0 cr.
Prerequisite: Teacher Candidates must enroll in this course the semester prior to student teaching. This course supports students in their performance assessments for certification in Secondary Science Education. As part of the assessment,  candidates create an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 3008          Tier III Performance Assessment - Social Studies                                           0 cr.
Prerequisite: Teacher Candidates must enroll in this course the semester prior to student teaching. This course supports students in their performance assessments for certification in Secondary Social Studies Education. As part of the assessment, candidates create an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 3100          Differentiated Curriculum & Instruction                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites:  Admission to the Teacher Education Program. This course focuses on differentiating strategies to diagnose learner needs, adapt and modify curriculum materials, plan and implement instruction, develop assignments, and evaluate learning outcomes.

EDUC 3110          Behavior Support and Classroom Management                                              3 cr.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. This course focuses on classroom management within school settings.  It includes procedures for group behavior management, strategies for assessing and responding to individual student behavior, using a problem-solving approach for changing behavior, and supporting appropriate behaviors in learning activities and settings.

EDUC 3982          Independent Study in Core Education Areas                                      1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Investigations of pertinent topics under the direction of a faculty member. This course may be repeated but the total credit may not exceed three semester hours. Section number will correspond with credits to be earned.

EDUC 4000          Meeting the Needs of All Learners III                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of department. This course serves to give education majors an opportunity to advance the skills required for addressing the needs of diverse learners in diverse settings. This course will be presented in three modules:  1) School Structures and Educational Philosophy, 2) Diversity, and 3) Technology.  Field experience is required in this course, which must be taken concurrently with the student teaching experience (either EDUC 4910, EDUC 4920, EDUC 4940, or EDUC 4950).  This course may not be taken for graduate credit.

EDUC 4813          Capstone Internship - Grades PK-3                                                     3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  Consent of department and completion of all coursework in the program of study.  This course provides the candidate with a capstone experience of teaching full time.  Candidates complete a set of field experiences aligned with demonstrating the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.  Candidates document their professional development via an electronic professional portfolio using artifacts resulting from the internship. Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5813 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 4823          Capstone Internship - Grades 1-5                                                        3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  Consent of department and completion of all coursework in the program of study.  This course provides the candidate with a capstone experience of teaching full time.  Candidates complete a set of field experiences aligned with demonstrating the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.  Candidates document their professional development via an electronic professional portfolio using artifacts resulting from the internship.  Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5823 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 4833          Capstone Internship - Grades 4-8                                                        3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  Consent of department and completion of all coursework in the program of study.  This course provides the candidate with a capstone experience of teaching full time.  Candidates complete a set of field experiences aligned with demonstrating the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.  Candidates document their professional development via an electronic professional portfolio using artifacts resulting from the internship.  Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5833 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 4843          Capstone Internship - Grades 6-12                                                      3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  Consent of department and completion of all coursework in the program of study.  This course provides the candidate with a capstone experience of teaching full time.  Candidates complete a set of field experiences aligned with demonstrating the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.  Candidates document their professional development via an electronic professional portfolio using artifacts resulting from the internship.  Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5843 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 4853          Capstone Internship - Special Education                                           3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  Consent of department and completion of all coursework in the program of study.  This course provides the candidate with a capstone experience of teaching full time. Candidates complete a set of field experiences aligned with demonstrating the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.  Candidates document their professional development via an electronic professional portfolio using artifacts resulting from the internship.  Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5853 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 4910          Student Teaching Grades 1 - 5                                                            3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching and to assume the role of an educator within a school program.  The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize the theory-practice interaction model while implementing, over an extended period of time, the principles, methods, knowledge, and materials acquired in previous coursework.  Candidates in the undergraduate program must also concurrently enroll in EDUC 4000, Meeting the Needs of All Learners (3 credit hours). Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5910 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 4920          Student Teaching Grades 6 - 12                                                           3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite:  Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching  and to assume the role of an educator within a school program.  The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize the theory-practice interaction model while implementing, over an extended period of time, the principles, methods, knowledge, and materials acquired in previous coursework.  Candidates in the undergraduate program must also concurrently enroll in EDUC 4000, Meeting the Needs of All Learners (3 credit hours). Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5920 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 4930          Student Teaching - Grades K-12                                                          3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course is designed to provide the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching  and to assume the role of an educator within a total school program.  The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize the theory-practice interaction model while implementing, over an extended period of time, the principles, methods, and knowledge and materials acquired in previous coursework.  Candidates seeking certification for grades K-12 enroll in this course.  Undergraduate candidates also concurrently enroll in EDUC 4000, Meeting the Needs of All Learners III (3 credit hours).  The number of credit hours taken depends on the certification plan pursued.  This course may not be taken for graduate credit.

EDUC 4940          Student Teaching Grades 4 - 8                                                             3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching  and to assume the role of an educator within a school program.  The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize the theory-practice interaction model.  Candidates seeking certification for grades 4-8 enroll in this course.  Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5940 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 4950          Student Teaching Grades PK - 3                                                          3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching and to assume the role of an educator within a school program.  The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize the theory-practice interaction model.  Candidates in the undergraduate program must also concurrently  enroll in EDUC 4000. Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5950 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 4960          Student Teaching-  Special Education                                                3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching and to assume  the role of an educator within the school program. The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize  the theory-practice interaction model. Candidates in the master's programs enrolled in EDUC 5960 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 4970          Student Teaching - General Special Education Mild/Moderate 1-5               9 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to assume the role of both a general and a special educator within a total school program.  Candidates will apply the theory-practice interaction model while implementing the principles, methods, knowledge, and materials acquired from previous coursework. Candidates in the undergraduate program must also concurrently enroll in EDUC 4000. Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5970 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5100          Differentiated Curriculum & Instruction                                                           3 cr.
This course focuses on the need to differentiate strategies to meet the needs of all learners. Teacher Candidates learn to diagnose students' needs,adapt and modify curriculum materials, plan and implement instruction, develop assignments, and evaluate learning outcomes.  Candidates will participate in field experiences at school sites and generate artifacts to document performance of required competencies.  Offered for graduate credit only.

EDUC 5813          Capstone Internship - Grades PK-3                                                     3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  Consent of department and completion of all coursework in the program of study.  This course provides the candidate with a capstone experience of teaching full time.  Candidates complete a set of field experiences aligned with demonstrating the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.  Candidates document their professional development via an electronic professional portfolio using artifacts resulting from the internship. Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 4813G earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5823          Capstone Internship - Grades 1-5                                                        3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  Consent of department and completion of all coursework in the program of study.  This course provides the candidate with a capstone experience of teaching full time.  Candidates complete a set of field experiences aligned with demonstrating the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.  Candidates document their professional development via an electronic professional portfolio using artifacts resulting from the internship.  Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5823 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5833          Capstone Internship - Grades 4-8                                                        3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  Consent of department and completion of all coursework in the program of study.  This course provides the candidate with a capstone experience of teaching full time.  Candidates complete a set of field experiences aligned with demonstrating the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.  Candidates document their professional development via an electronic professional portfolio using artifacts resulting from the internship.  Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5833 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5843          Capstone Internship - Grades 6-12                                                      3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  Consent of department and completion of all coursework in the program of study.  This course provides the candidate with a capstone experience of teaching full time.  Candidates complete a set of field experiences aligned with demonstrating the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.  Candidates document their professional development via an electronic professional portfolio using artifacts resulting from the internship.  Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5843 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5853          Capstone Internship - Special Education                                           3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  Consent of department and completion of all coursework in the program of study.  This course provides the candidate with a capstone experience of teaching full time. Candidates complete a set of field experiences aligned with demonstrating the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.  Candidates document their professional development via an electronic professional portfolio using artifacts resulting from the internship.  Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5853 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5863          Capstone Internship - General Special Education Mild/Moderate 1-5           6 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of the department and the final semester for students in the Master of Arts in Teaching.  This internship provides the candidate who is currently employed in the intended area of certification with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching and to assume the role of both a general and a special educator within a school program.  The goal of the Capstone Internship is to have candidates apply the theory-practice interaction model while implementing the principles, methods, knowledge, and materials acquired from previous coursework.

EDUC 5873          Capstone Internship - General Special Education Mild/Moderate 4-8           6 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of the department and the final semester for students in the Master of Arts in Teaching.  This internship provides the candidate who is currently employed in the intended area of certification with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching and to assume the role of both a general and a special educator within a school program.  The goal of the Capstone Internship is to have candidates apply the theory-practice interaction model while implementing the principles, methods, knowledge, and materials acquired from previous coursework.

EDUC 5883          Capstone Internship - General Special Education Mild/Moderate 6-12         6 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of the department and the final semester for students in the Master of Arts in Teaching.  This internship provides the candidate who is currently employed in the intended area of certification with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching and to assume the role of both a general and a special educator within a school program.  The goal of the Capstone Internship is to have candidates apply the theory-practice interaction model while implementing the principles, methods, knowledge, and materials acquired from previous coursework.

EDUC 5910          Student Teaching Grades 1 - 5                                                             3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching and to assume the role of an educator within a school program.  The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize the theory-practice interaction model while implementing, over an extended period of time, the principles, methods, knowledge, and materials acquired in previous coursework.  Candidates in the undergraduate program must also concurrently enroll in EDUC 4000, Meeting the Needs of All Learners (3 credit hours). Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5910 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5920          Student Teaching Grades 6 - 12                                                           3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite:  Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching  and to assume the role of an educator within a school program.  The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize the theory-practice interaction model while implementing, over an extended period of time, the principles, methods, knowledge, and materials acquired in previous coursework.  Candidates in the undergraduate program must also concurrently enroll in EDUC 4000, Meeting the Needs of All Learners (3 credit hours). Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5920 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5940          Student Teaching Grades 4 - 8                                                             3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching  and to assume the role of an educator within a school program.  The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize the theory-practice interaction model.  Candidates seeking certification for grades 4-8 enroll in this course.  Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5940 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5950          Student Teaching Grades PK - 3                                                          3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching and to assume the role of an educator within a school program.  The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize the theory-practice interaction model.  Candidates in the undergraduate program must also concurrently  enroll in EDUC 4000. Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5950 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5960          Student Teaching-  Special Education                                                3 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to apply competencies essential for effective teaching and to assume  the role of an educator within the school program. The goal of student teaching is to have candidates operationalize  the theory-practice interaction model. Candidates in the master's programs enrolled in EDUC 5960 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5970          Student Teaching - General Special Education Mild/Moderate 1-5               9 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to assume the role of both a general and a special educator within a total school program.  Candidates will apply the theory-practice interaction model while implementing the principles, methods, knowledge, and materials acquired from previous coursework. Candidates in the undergraduate program must also concurrently enroll in EDUC 4000. Candidates in the master's program enrolled in 5970 earn graduate credit.

EDUC 5980          Student Teaching - General Special Education Mild/Moderate 4-8               9 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate who is not currently employed in their declared area of certification with an opportunity to assume the role of both a general and a special educator within a total school program.  Candidates will apply the theory-practice interaction model .

EDUC 5990          Student Teaching - General Special Education Mild/Moderate 6-12             9 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. This course provides the candidate who is not currently employed in their declared area of certification with an opportunity to assume the role of both a general and a special educator within a total school program.  Candidates will apply the theory-practice interaction model.

EDUC 6001          Master of Arts in Teaching Performance Assessment - Early Childhood Education   0 cr.
Prerequisite: This course must be taken by students in the last semester of coursework prior to Student Teaching or Capstone Internship.

This is a required course that supports teacher candidates in completing the performance assessment for their certification area. Students will spend sufficient time in school settings to complete requirements and produce an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), State, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 6002          Master of Arts in Teaching Performance Assessment - Elementary Education           0 cr.
Prerequisite: This course must be taken by students in the last semester of coursework prior to Student Teaching or Capstone Internship.

This is a required course that supports teacher candidates in completing the performance assessment for their Elementary certification area. Candidates will spend sufficient time in school settings to complete requirements and produce an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), Stat, and Unit Standards.  Candidates enrolled in the Integrated to Merged Approach for Grades 1-5 must register for this course as well as EDUC 6003.

EDUC 6003          Master of Arts in Teaching Performance Assessment - Integrated to Merged Approach for 1-5, 4-8, 6-12                                                                                                                                     0 cr.
Prerequisite: This course must be taken by students in the last semester of coursework prior to Student Teaching or Capstone Internship.

This is a required course
that supports teacher candidates in completing the performance assessment for their Integrated to Merges approach for Grades 1-5, 4-8, or 6-12 certification area. Students will spend sufficient time in school settings to complete requirements and produce an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards. Candidates enrolled in the Integrated to Merged Approach must also register for the Performance Assessment Course in their general education area.

EDUC 6005          Master of Arts in Teaching Performance Assessment - English                    0 cr.
Prerequisite: This course must be taken by teacher candidates  in the last semester of coursework prior to Student Teaching or Capstone Internship.

This is a required course that supports candidates in completing the performance assessment for candidates majoring and seeking certification in English. Candidates  will spend sufficient time in school settings to complete requirements and produce an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), States, and Unit Standards. Candidates enrolled in the Integrated to Merged Approach (4-8, 6-12) and English Education (4-8, 6-12) enroll in both EDUC 6003 and EDUC 6005.

EDUC 6006          Master of Arts in Teaching Performance Assessment- Mathematics            0 cr.
Prerequisite: This course must be taken by teacher candidates in the last semester of coursework prior to Student Teaching or Capstone Internship. This is a required course that supports candidates in completing the performance assessment for candidates majoring and seeking certification in Mathematics.  Candidates will spend sufficient time in school settings to complete requirements and produce an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards. Candidates enrolled in the Integrated to Merged Approach (4-8, 6-12) and Mathematics Education enroll in both EDUC 6003 and EDUC 6006.

EDUC 6007          Master of Arts in Teaching Performance Assessment - Science                   0 cr.
Prerequisite: This course must be taken by teacher candidates in the last semester of coursework prior to Student Teaching or Capstone Internship. This is a required course that supports candidates in completing the performance assessment for candidates majoring and seeking certification in Science. Candidates will spend sufficient time in school settings to complete requirements and produce an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards. Candidates  enrolled in the Integrated to Merged Approach (4-8, 6-12) and Science Education enroll in both EDUC 6003 and EDUC 6007.

EDUC 6008          Master of Arts in Teaching Performance Assessment - Social Studies        0 cr.
Prerequisites: This course must be taken by students in the last semester of coursework prior to Student Teaching or Capstone Internship. This is a required course that supports teacher candidates in completing the performance assessment for candidates majoring and seeking certification in Social Studies. Candidates  will spend sufficient time in school settings to complete requirements and produce an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards. Candidates  enrolled in the Integrated to Merged Approach (4-8, 6-12) and Social Studies Education enroll in both EDUC 6003 and EDUC 6008.

EDUC 6009          Master of Arts in Teaching Performance Assessment - Significant Disabilities        0 cr.
Prerequisite: This course must be taken by students in the last semester of coursework prior to Student Teaching or Capstone Internship. This is a required course that supports teacher candidates in completing the performance assessment for candidates majoring and seeking certification in Significant Disabilities. Candidates will spend sufficient time in school settings to complete requirements and produce an electronic portfolio that provided evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 6010          Master of Arts in Teaching Performance Assessment - Early Intervention                0 cr.
Prerequisite: This course must be taken by students in the last semester of coursework prior to Student Teaching or Capstone Internship. This is a required course that supports teacher candidates in completing the performance assessment for candidates majoring and seeking certification in Early Intervention Education. Candidates  will spend sufficient time in school settings to complete requirements and produce an electronic portfolio that provides evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 6011          Master of Arts in Teaching Performance Assessment - Hearing Impaired                  0 cr.
Prerequisite: This course must be taken by students in the last semester of coursework prior to Student Teaching or Capstone Internship. This is a required course that supports teacher candidates in completing the performance assessment for candidates majoring and seeking certification in Hearing Impaired. Candidates will spend sufficient time in school settings to complete requirements and produce an electronic portfolio that provided evidence of meeting Specialty Professional Area (SPA), State, and Unit Standards.

EDUC 6210          Human Development                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisites: Admission to Master of Arts in Teaching. The course examines human development from infancy to adolescence and addresses theoretical perspectives in terms of applications to the classroom. Field experiences included in this course require candidates to engage in the professional roles and responsibilities embedded in the conceptual framework of the College of Education. During this course, teacher candidates will take their first initial assessment for initial certification.

EDUC 6982          Independent Study in Core Education Areas                                   1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department and major professor. This course involves the investigations of pertinent problems under the direction of a graduate faculty member. This course may be repeated but total credit may not exceed six semester hours. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.