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- Associate Professor Kathy Jones (Chair) - ext. 3654
- Professor Fay Glosenger (Dilling Professor of Early Childhood Education) - ext. 3645
- Professor Sarah DeHaas (Martin G. Brumbaugh Professor of Education) - ext. 3641
- Associate Professor Kathleen Biddle - ext. 3411
- Paula Beckenbaugh, Director of Clinical Experiences - ext. 3633
- Associate Professor Valerie Park - ext. 3668
- Christine Breene, Co-Director ECE Center - ext. 3400
- Claire Miller, Master Teacher, ECE Center - ext. 3402
Juniata College Education Department Mission Statement
Known for commitment to the highest quality liberal arts education, Juniata College is a community of learners whose mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience that empowers students to develop the skills, knowledge, and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community. As an integral part of the Juniata community, the Education Department's mission is to prepare highly qualified educators and human service professionals who are confident to face challenges, dedicated to improving education, sensitive to diverse learners, and committed to helping all students and families reach their goals. Faculty and staff value mutual support, the active pursuit of both cooperative and individual achievement, and the free and open exchange of thought among peoples from diverse cultures. The Juniata community and the Education Department nurture the intellect and values that permit our students to realize their full potential as life-long learners, contributors to society, informed citizens, and caring and responsible adults.
NOTE: Teacher certification programs are subject to changes in state and federal regulations. Entrance to a certification program may include requirements over and above those of the College. Students may apply for formal admission to a certification program after they have done the following: earned at least 48 credits of college level study that includes six semester hours of college level English composition and literature, and six credits of college level mathematics, and successfully passed the exams, and met the GPA guidelines specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1998 requires that each year all institutions publicize the pass-rate for students who complete a certification program on a yearly basis. Please see the Education Department website for certification requirements and the most current Title II information. The Juniata College Education Department Student Handbook provides current information on all certification requirements.
Special programs, facilities, or equipment:
- Affiliation with a number of public school projects and community initiatives to provide students with independent field experiences
- Juniata Early Childhood Education & TIU 11 Early Intervention Center Inclusion Program
- Strong focus on special education and working with students with diverse needs is infused throughout the program
- Study Abroad opportunities that include courses in education and field experiences in local schools
Programs of Emphasis:
- PreK-4th Grade students: Multiple field experiences in early childhood and public school settings start in the freshman year and continue over four years of study
- Students pursuing secondary education (Grades 7-12) certification also experience many practicum experiences in local secondary settings usually starting in the freshman year
Students interested in secondary education certification will have a primary academic (discipline based) advisor and an education advisor. Secondary Education Certification areas: Social Studies, English, Spanish*, French*, German*, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, General Science, Physics, and Environmental Education*
Fields marked above with an asterick* are K-12 certification and an additional test is required for certification. See your Education advisor or the Certification Officer.
- Multiple field experiences in early childhood and public school settings start in the freshman year and continue over four years of study
- Two semester practicum sequence: preprofessional semester leads to a semester of full-time student teaching placement with the same cooperating teacher
ED-110 Foundations of Education (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) Discusses the historical and contemporary bases of major political, economic, legal, sociological, and psychological issues affecting public school systems. Students review current issues in education and write a personal philosophy statement. Corequisite: ED111.
ED-111 Foundations of Education Field Experience (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) The field experience is an integral component of the teacher training model at Juniata College. Teacher education candidates have an opportunity to observe the application of multiple philosophies, concepts, theories, and teaching strategies in a classroom setting. Corequisite: ED110.
ED-120 Child Development (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) Provides an in-depth introduction to child development, cognition, behavior, and learning from conception through middle childhood. Using an ecological approach, students examine characteristics of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development at each age; identify typical and atypical development; compare and contrast major theories of development and learning; and explore diverse issues in child development and early education, including gender, culture, language, ability, family, social policy, educational setting, and the influence of heredity and environment. Assignments include readings, research, presentations, and direct observation of young children. Prerequisites: None. Corequisite: Education majors must take ED121 Child Development Lab with ED120.
ED-121 Child Development Lab (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) Extends and enhances learning in ED120, Child Development, through authentic classroom opportunities to observe and interact with young children and early education professionals, apply knowledge and understanding of child development and theory, analyze and assess development using formal and informal assessment tools, examine portfolios and Individual Education Plans, monitor student performance, and adapt instruction and interactions to meet individual needs, scaffold learning, and guide behavior. Corequisite: ED120 or permission of the instructor.
ED-130 Adolescent Development (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) Examines human physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from preadolescence through emerging adulthood. Topics include: identity, sexuality, and gender issues; emotional and behavioral challenges of adolescence, the impact of culture, language, and disability on adolescents, and the role of family, schools, and peers on development. Preference will be given to education majors.
ED-199 Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Provides students, particularly those not seeking certification, with experience organizing and communicating knowledge in their fields of study. This may be accomplished in public schools or other areas of social/community work, e.g., community health programs or family planning agencies. Note: titles may vary each semester; students may take each course for credit.
ED-201 Educational Technology (Either Semester; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) Introduces educational technology and computer systems and their current applications in the classroom. Topics to be covered include office programs, Web 2.0 programs, multimedia programs, course management systems and web-page construction; classroom presentation software; use of assistive technology and software evaluation. Prerequisites: ED110 and ED111 or ED101 and ED120 and ED121. ED130 may be taken as an alternate prerequisite for ED120/ED121 only.
ED-202 Science and Society (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; CA,S,CW) How do we, as a society, interpret science? This is the challenge! Are you scientifically literate? What does it mean to be so? How will we respond as a society as new advancements are made? This course will review historical and contemporary science issues facing us and the challenge of understanding the science connected to the issues. The trip is optional and those not participating will receive a refund at the end of the semester. Prerequisites: EN110 and Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing. Note: A special $15.00 non-refundable field trip fee is applied.
ED-210 Music, Movement, & Art (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) ED210 examines the elements, principles, and themes of all art forms within the context of school curriculum. Students analyze art forms from historical and cultural perspectives, demonstrate the functions of developing and implementing a play that includes all art forms, and explore and design environments to promote the arts. Activities include creating an activity file, developing and presenting a play, and visiting music and art classes in public school settings. Also, students will attend and critique art, music, movement and theatre presentations held on and off campus. Prerequisites: ED120 and ED121.
ED-219 Environmental Education: Past & Future (Variable; Variable; 1.00 Credit; S) Environmental Education is becoming a primary focus and mandated in K-12 schools in Pennsylvania. We'll explore the historical roots, review the standards, review research and prominent researchers in EE, determine the essential elements and find and develop environmental lessons to be incorporated in today's classrooms.
ED-223 Math Methods: Stem I (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) This course is designed as the first of three courses in Math and Science for PreK-to Grade 4 certification candidates. Math is all around us and an early start in conceptual mathematics will promote understanding and problem solving for young learners. This course is designed to introduce appropriate teaching strategies that highlight both NAEYC and NCTM standards for the mathematical development of the child. Prerequisites: ED120 and ED121.
ED-240 Introduction to Students With Exceptionalities (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) Introduces the culture of exceptionalities within the public special education system. Historical, philosophical, educational, and legal perspectives will be presented. Students will learn the categories of exceptionalities, general characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities eligibility criteria, and the referral process for special education services. Professional and community resources, inclusion and other current issues will be discussed. Prerequisites: ED110 and ED111 and ED101 and ED120 and ED121. ED130 may be taken as an alternate prerequisite for ED120/121 only.
ED-241 Women and Disabilities (Variable; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) This course introduces students into the world of women with congenital and acquired disabilities. Students will investigate common myths about women with disabilities and understand how these women continue to cope with discrimination, opportunities for independence, economic security, and quality of life challenges. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.
ED-299 Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows departments to offer courses not normally taught.
ED-300 Issues and Studies in Early Childhood Development (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) A series of seminars on contemporary issues in child development, early education and child care. Special emphasis is placed on current research. Note: titles may vary each semester; students may take each Issues course for credit. Prerequisites: ED120 and ED121 and Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing.
ED-300S Sign Language I (Variable; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) Provides the learner with the understanding of the basic signs used by the deaf and hearing-impaired persons. Goals of the class include problems of communicating with the hearing impaired or deaf persons, as well as knowledge of basic sign language and word endings. Prerequisites: ED120 or ED130.
ED-301 Sign Language II (Variable; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) Provides the student with a more advanced vocabulary with the linguistic structure of the language and the principles in building ED302. Prerequisite: ED300.
ED-302 Sign Language III (Variable; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) Sharpens everyday communication skills. Students will gain the use of rapid finger spelling in combination with the language of signs for proper nouns, names, addresses, and words that have no signs. The class will also provide a further study of the use of possessives, plural tenses, word markers, and appropriate facial expressions and body language in their use of the language signs. Prerequisite: ED301.
ED-303 Issues in Special Education (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) To provide opportunities for students to analyze, evaluate, and discuss current issues and trends in the field of special education. Topics of discussion include current litigation and legislation, educational policy, popular trends, and contemporary practices as they pertain to individuals with disabilities and the professionals with whom they work. Within course assignments, students will be required to display critical thinking skills in the analysis and synthesis of issues and concepts.
ED-305 Urban Experience (Summer; Variable; 3.00 Credits; CA,S) Philadelphia Urban Field Experience seminar. Prerequisites: ED110 and ED111 and an Education POE. Trip takes place in May. Note: A special course fee is assessed.
ED-310 Children's Literature (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) Offers an overview of the various genres of children's literature and the role of children's literature in promoting development in young and school age children. Students will explore the use of children's literature as a vehicle for integrating the curriculum, evaluate different types of literature, and practice various storytelling techniques. They will develop an understanding of contemporary issues in children's literature, develop criteria, select literature that is developmentally appropriate for children and carry out a literature project in an elementary classroom that addresses the PA Academic Standards and Early Learning Standards. Prerequisites:ED110 and ED111 and ED120 and ED121.
ED-312 Language and the Brain (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) This course provides an overview of research-based models of language acquisition, both typical and atypical in children. Topics include components of language, theories of language acquisition, neurological bases of speech and language, cognitive, perceptual and motor bases of early language and speech, social and communicative bases of early language and speech, language learning and teaching, language milestones, relationship of language to literacy acquisition, language differences in diverse learners. Prerequisites: ED120, ED121 and ED311.
ED-313 Language and Brain Lab (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) ED313 extends and enhances learning in ED312 Language and the Developing Brain. Through participation in classroom settings, students will be able to observe and interact with young children and public education professionals, apply knowledge and understanding of language development and theory, analyze and assess language development using formal and informal assessment tools, monitor student performance, and adapt instruction and interactions to meet individual needs, scaffold learning, and guide behavior. Prerequisites: ED120, ED121 and ED311. Corequisite: ED312 or permission of the instructor.
ED-314 English Language Learners (Either Semester; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) Students discuss the historical, legal, and cultural issues pertaining to meeting the educational needs of English language learners. Students are be introduced to research based best practices in instruction and assessment strategies for working with English language learners in the general education classroom setting. Prerequisite: ED120 or ED130.
ED-315 ELL Field Experience (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) The purpose of this field experience is to provide students with 30 hours of field experience and participation in a variety of multi-cultural and multi-lingual environments in order to broaden their own experiences, prepare to teach English learners, and work with diverse families. Students accumulate required hours throughout their program, but they formally register for course credit during student teaching or their final semester at Juniata College. Prerequisites: ED314. Graded S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).
ED-330 Language and Literature I K-1st (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; CW,S) Emphasizes methodologies of teaching the language arts (listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and visually representing), including the development of these abilities and the provision for ELL students and students with special needs in language learning. The primary purpose of this course is to bring each student to an understanding of communication as the complex, rich, and primary form of human interaction. Prerequisites: ED311 and ED312 or permission of the instructor.
ED-341 Adaptations for Students With Exceptionalities (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; S,CW) The purpose of this course is to learn how to develop and manage effective inclusive learning environments for students with disabilities. Content will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to create an instructional environment that communicates challenging expectations to students while utilizing and modifying research based instructional strategies/resources/ technologies. Students will learn the critical components of effective collaboration with parents and professionals. Successful completion of a field experience in an educational setting is also a requirement. Prerequisites: ED110, ED111 and ED240.
ED-342 Assessment Learners (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) This course provides opportunities for students to obtain more in in depth knowledge of and skill in of assessment as it pertains to students with disabilities, the special education system, and Pre-K through grade 4 education. Historical perspectives and as they relate to contemporary assessment practices are highlighted. Focus is placed on selection and administration of assessment tools, scoring, and interpretation of data for early intervention and special education eligibility. Students will be required to write an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Prerequisites: ED120, ED121, ED130, and ED240.
ED-343 Differentiated Instruction (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) The purpose of this course is to develop skills for the development and management of effective inclusive learning environments. Content will focus on the strategies necessary to create an instructional and social environment that communicates challenging expectations to students while utilizing and modifying research based instructional strategies/resources/technologies to address individual learning needs. Focus is placed on strategies for establishing positive relationships with students, parents, and professionals. Prerequisites: take ED120 and ED121 and ED240. Corequisites: ED400 and ED401.
ED-350 Science Methods for Young Learners: Stem II (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) This course is for Education students seeking certification in the Pre-K-Grade 4 program, and is the third in a series of three courses intended to address the learning needs and best practices for teaching math, science, and technology to Pre-K-4 students in the 21st century classroom. The primary focus of this course will be in the sciences but will include the integration of math, technology, and engineering. Get ready for an exciting, fast paced course as we explore science and the process of teaching science to elementary students using student's natural curiosity. The main vehicle of exploration will be an inquiry approach as we discover STEM learning the way we want our students to experience it. Prerequisites: ED110 and ED111 or ED101 and ED120 and ED121. ED130 may be taken as an alternate prerequisite for ED120/ED121 only.
ED-370 Practicum in EC Education (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00-3.00 Credits; S) A field experience designed for students seeking early childhood certification. This course is especially desirable for students who have done or will do practicums at the elementary level. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and ED 234 & ED 235.
ED-390 Field Experience in Elementary Education (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00-3.00 Credits; S) A field experience in which students apply theory previously learned in the classroom in a practicum situation. This practicum is not the normal student teaching that is required for certification. Prerequisites: ED110, ED120 and ED121. Note: Available by permission only.
ED-392 Field Experience in Secondary Education (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00-3.00 Credits; S) A field experience in which students apply theory they have learned in a middle or high school setting. This practicum is not the normal student teaching that is required for certification. Available by permission only. May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 credits.
ED-394 Field Experience in Outdoor Education (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) A unique, hands-on, " outdoor classroom, " residential, environmental education experience sponsored by The Pennsylvania State University's Shaver's Creek Environmental Center. Students must commit 24 hours a day for five days to participate in training; supervise campers; teach and/or assist with lessons in natural history, ecology, and cultural history; lead group problem solving activities; and provide a positive role model for children. Students must obtain permission for absence from course instructors and make up all course assignments missed while participating in this field experience. Prerequisites: ED120 and ED121 or ED110 and ED111 or permission of the instructor.
ED-395 Field Experience in Early Childhood Education (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00-3.00 Credits; S) A field experience designed for students seeking Pre K-4 certification. This course is especially desirable for students who have done or will do field experiences at the elementary level. Prerequisites: ED120 and ED121. Course may be repeated up to a total of 3 credits. Available by permission only.
ED-396 Practicum in Special Education (Fall & Spring; Even Years; 1.00-3.00 Credits; S) A field experience primarily designed for students seeking special education certification. This course provides students with opportunities to gain more experience working with students with special needs in educational settings. Prerequisites: ED341 Available by permission only.
ED-398 Methods for Foreign Language Education (Fall; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; S,CS) This course is for students interested in teaching foreign languages or English as a foreign language or second language (ESL). This course provides a thorough introduction to contemporary theories and methods of language pedagogy. Students seeking K-12 certification in foreign languages may take this course instead of ED420 after completing study abroad. It may also be taken by those students who have an interest in teaching English abroad. International students who are here for a semester or a year should also consider taking this course. Prerequisites: ED110 and ED111 and ED130 and ED240 and ED341.
ED-399 Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows the department to offer courses not normally taught. Note: Titles vary each semester; students may take each special topics course for credit.
ED-400 Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Education (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) ED400 provides an in-depth examination of curriculum models, theory, methods, materials, and practices in early childhood education. The course focuses on play, child-centered approaches, use of centers to promotelearning across the curriculum, developmentally appropriate best practices, development of interpersonal communication skills, and collaboration. Theory is translated into practice with special consideration given to meeting the needs of diverse learners. Through ED401, a co-requisite of the class, students work with children enrolled in the early intervention program at the Juniata College ECEC as well as typically developing preschoolers. They design and implement small and large group lessons, a dramatic play center, and various learning areas. They attend weekly staff meetings and collaborate with teachers and paraeducators, assess learning, and modify instruction to meet individual needs. Prerequisites: ED120 and ED121 and ED311. Corequisites: ED401 and ED343.
ED-401 Junior Field Experience (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) ED401 is a comprehensive field experience offered as a co-requisite to ED400 and ED343. Students complete at least 4 hours/week of field experience in two different sites. One site is an inclusive preschool where they complete assignments from ED400 and work with teachers, directors, professionals, and children who are enrolled in the TIU Early Intervention Program or the Juniata College Early Childhood Education Center Program. The second placement is an inclusive or special education classroom in a public school setting where they work with special and general education teachers and students with disabilities. Prerequisites: take ED-120 and ED-121 and ED-240 and ED-311. Corequisites: ED400 and ED343.
ED-402 Content Area Literacy (Variable; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) This course provides an in-depth introduction to multiple literacies and their effects on today's 21st Century classrooms. Topics include current research on information literacy, comprehension strategies, teaching ideas, and best practices in content area literacy. Students plan for instruction using the PA Standards Aligned System (SAS). Students pursuing secondary education certification are required to take this course. Prerequisites: ED 240 and junior or senior standing or instructor permission.
ED-410 Families and Teachers Education (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S,CS) Promotes understanding of family systems theory and the central role families play in the development of young children. While exploring their own beliefs and values, students examine family diversity and the impact of socioeconomic status, culture, language, lifestyle, and ethnicity on child development. The course focuses on developing effective interpersonal communication skills and strategies to establish culturally sensitive, nurturing relationships among teachers, children, and families. Students learn to build effective partnerships with families and community agencies through home visitation, assessment, case study, portfolio development, leading family workshops, and community involvement. Note: Practicum required. Prerequisites: ED400 or permission.
ED-411 Reading Difficulties (Fall; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; S) This course provides an in-depth review of the literature concerning language-based learning disabilities. The course will address assessment and intervention strategies for struggling readers and writers in early and middle childhood. Formative, summative, benchmark, and diagnostic measures will be addressed as they relate to classroom intervention. Research-based intervention strategies will be analyzed within the perspective of meeting the needs of learners with diverse learning profiles and etiologies for their language-based academic difficulties. Topics included are early identification, research-based assessment and intervention, authentic assessment strategies for diverse learners and ELL's, technology to support instruction. Prerequisites: ED120 and ED121 and ED130 and ED212 and ED330. Corequisites: ED412.
ED-412 Reading Difficulties Lab (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) This formal observation and field experience requires pre-service teachers to participate in an after school reading clinic for children in grades K through five who are identified as at-risk or struggling readers. Formal and informal assessment tools will be applied and used in decision making for research-based interventions. Communication with in-service teacher mentors and parents will be emphasized. Pre and post measures of achievement will be applied. Prerequisites: ED120 and ED121 and ED130 and ED212 and ED330. Corequisites: ED411.
ED-420 General Secondary Methods (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) Requires the application and practice of evaluation and assessment of learning and classroom management. Students are required to complete a field experience in their upcoming student teaching placement. Prerequisites: ED341, junior or senior standing. Corequisites: Secondary science and math majors require ED421. Secondary English and Social Study majors require ED422. Note: Students must have reliable transportation. (3.0 overall GPA required).
ED-421 Secondary Math/Science Methods (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) Prepares secondary math and science students to face the realities of teaching in the secondary math or science classroom. Inquiry learning is the vehicle of future educational endeavors. We must be prepared to move beyond the classroom to offer students real-life experiences that help them to develop into scientifically and mathematically literate individuals. Creating such an experience is the goal of this course. Prerequisites: ED341. Corequisites: ED420.
ED-422 Sec.Eng./Sec.SS Methods (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) Students complete a pre-student teaching field experience in their upcoming fall semester student teaching placement and meet for a seminar each week to discuss current issues. Assignments include but are not limited to unit plans, a learning log, and documentation of their pre-student teaching learning experience. Prerequisites: ED240.
ED-430 Language and Literature II 2nd-4th (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S,CW) Building on ED330 Language and Literacy I, three themes are woven throughout the course: helping students develop as strategic readers and writers; research-based best practices in teaching; and managing the classroom and curriculum for literacy instruction. The course will begin with a review of the reading and writing process and the principles of effective teaching of reading, based on the IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts. Emphasis is placed on meeting the individual learning needs of all the children and on application of the PA Academic Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening standards. Prerequisite: ED330. Corequisites: ED432 and ED433.
ED-432 Social Studies Methods (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) Focuses on current trends, materials, and teaching methods used in the early childhood and elementary education social studies curriculum. Students review texts, select and organize content for teaching units, practice teaching strategies, and learn to individualize instruction. Focus is placed on an integrated and active approach to learning. Prerequisite: ED330 and permission. Corequisites: ED430.
ED-433 Pre-Student Teaching Seminar (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) Students complete two half-day practicum visits each week in their upcoming spring semester student teaching placements and meet for a one-hour seminar each week to discuss current issues. Assignments include but are not limited to a weekly reflection journal, orientation to your school packet, observation reports, attendance, and participation. Prerequisites: ED310 and ED330. Corequisites: ED430.
ED-440 High Incidence Disabilities (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) This course focuses on academic and social instruction for students with high incidence disabilities, specifically, learning disabilities, mild mental retardation, emotional and behavior disorders. Students complete case studies, complete a functional behavioral analysis, a behavior support plan, and develop a curriculum portfolio that addresses current research relevant to students with high incidence disabilities. Prerequisites: ED240.
ED-441 Low Incidence Disabilities (Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; S) Examines research-based practices for instruction and behavior management for students with low incidence disabilities, specifically severe cognitive impairments, low vision and blindness, autism, spectrum disorder, physical or health disabilities, and traumatic brain injury. Students complete a practicum in an educational setting allowing them to apply concepts and techniques discussed in class. Students complete a series of assignments in the practicum setting including functional behavioral analysis, implementation of a behavioral plan, lesson plan development and implementation. Case studies and field trips are included in this seminar format course. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing.
ED-442 Social,Emotional,Behavior (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S) This course focuses on specific instructional and behavioral research based strategies for students with social, emotional, and behavioral disabilities. Emphasis is placed on school-wide behavior and classroom management systems designed to prevent inappropriate behaviors and promote appropriate and desirable behaviors. Students will learn empirical strategies and procedures for making the general curriculum accessible to students and the role of general and special education teachers in effectively addressing student needs. A major component of this course is the importance of promoting self-determination to facilitate independent learners. Students will complete a behavior focused project in a public school classroom. Prerequisites: ED240 and ED343.
ED-450 Student Teaching (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 14.00 Credits; S) Student teaching is the capstone experience for students preparing for certification to teach in their content area(s). Students synthesize and apply knowledge of developmental theory, content, and teaching methodology as they design, implement, and evaluate learning experiences in an intensive internship in the classroom. Corequisite: ED451 and completion of all clearances and requirements. Note: A special fee is assessed. Secondary level student teaching is in the fall semester; PreK-4th, and foreign language education student teaching is in the spring semester. Students must have access to reliable transportation.
ED-451 Student Teaching Seminar (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; S) In conjunction with student teaching, students attend weekly seminars that are led by the college supervisors. These meetings focus on professional topics and allow students to reflect upon and share their student teaching experience. In addition, students develop interviewing techniques, become familiar with employment seeking strategies, and develop a portfolio that includes but is not limited to a resume, a philosophy of education statement, lesson plans, and documentation of professional experiences. Corequisite: ED450.
ED-452 Dual Certification Student Teaching (Summer; Yearly; 6.00 Credits; S) The purpose of this course is to provide an additional student teaching experience for individuals who are seeking certification in more than one certification area. In order to enroll the student must have successfully completed all requirements including student teaching in another certification area or who hold Pennsylvania certification in another area. Prerequisite: ED450. Note: Students must enroll in summer school and pay for 6 credits.
ED-494 Internship/Need Paperwork (Variable; Variable; 2.00-9.00 Credits; S) See catalog.
ED-495 Internship Seminar (Variable; Variable; 2.00-6.00 Credits; S) See catalog.
ED-499 Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows the department to offer subjects not normally taught. Prerequisites vary by title.
ED-TUT Education Teaching Assistant (Variable; Variable; 1.00-3.00 Credits) Teaching Assistant