Description

Students who complete these two field endorsements are endorsed to teach children in all elementary subjects in kindergarten through grade 6, in all schools. They may also teach in grades 7 and 8 in self-contained classrooms. Self-contained classrooms exist when students spend more than half the school day with one teacher who provides instruction in more than half of the academic areas of the curriculum.

Students are also endorsed to teach children and youth who have mild or moderate disabilities and who are verified as students with one or more of the following disabilities: developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, speech language impairment (language verification only), mild or moderate mental handicap, behavior disorders, orthopedic impairments, autism, other health impairments, traumatic brain injury, and those verified children who are placed in multi-categorical programs in grades K through 6. This program requires course work beyond a single endorsement and therefore exceeds 120 hours.

General Information

The College offers undergraduate programs leading to a bachelor of science in education and human sciences degree in more than 40 different teaching endorsements. Some students in other UNL colleges choose to seek certification, completing a degree in their home college while meeting all requirements for teacher certification in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Early field placement in public and private schools is a nationally recognized hallmark of the teacher education program in the College of Education and Human Sciences. While internships are a valuable enhancement to many students’ education, in the College of Education and Human Sciences, practicum experiences and student teaching are a critical and essential part of the teacher education curriculum and these must be successfully completed. A student’s inability to complete these field experiences, for any reason, may adversely impact the candidate’s ability to gain admission into the College or maintain enrollment in a teacher preparation program. Students unlikely or unable to complete the field experience may be counseled to seek other opportunities where success is more attainable. (See “Criminal History Background Check Requirement” and “Professional and Ethical Behavior” under the OTHER heading for additional information with respect to behaviors impacting field experience participation.)

Teacher education endorsements (or majors) are divided into field endorsements or single-subject endorsements. Field endorsements certify the candidate to teach a broader range of courses compared to single-subject endorsements, which certify the candidate to teach in one subject area only. Consequently, a teacher holding a field endorsement is typically more marketable than a teacher holding a single-subject endorsement.

Candidates may also elect to complete requirements for supplemental endorsements; these are additional endorsements that can be added to a field or single-subject endorsement but cannot be taken alone. Supplemental endorsements require additional credit hours beyond those needed for the first endorsement (field or single-subject). Teachers may increase their marketability by adding supplemental endorsements.

Students may also choose to complete requirements for two endorsements simultaneously. Completing a second endorsement will require additional credit hours beyond those required for the first endorsement. Often the completion of two endorsements requires more than 120 credit hours of course work and may require additional semesters of course work. Students may contact the College Student Services Center, 105 Henzlik Hall, or their advisor, for assistance in deciding whether to complete: field or single-subject endorsements, one or more supplemental endorsements, or multiple endorsements.

Admission

All education programs have a competitive admission process. At some point in time, after meeting specific education requirements, all students must formally apply to their particular education program.

Pre-Education Status

All newly admitted students who are pursuing a teacher preparation program are classified as pre-education students until admitted to a specific Teacher Education Program.

Admission to a Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences does not guarantee admission into a teacher education program. Admission to the advanced phases of teacher education is selective and, in some endorsements, highly competitive. Students must satisfy the following requirements in order to be eligible to apply to the Teacher Education Program:

  1. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  2. Must have earned a minimum of 42 credit hours of college credit.
  3. Completion and submission of the Teacher Education Program Application Form.
  4. Completion of TEAC 331 School and Society, TEAC 297A Professional Practicum Experiences II Elementary practicum, and EDPS 250 Fundamentals of Child Development for Education or an approved transfer courses, (must be taken prior to or be in progress, the semester in which you apply to the TEP) with a 2.5 cumulative average in the four classes, and no grade lower than C.
  5. Documentation of proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics through successful completion of the CORE examination as the basic skills examination that meets the Nebraska Department of Education competency requirement.
  6. Successful completion of one course in communication studies selected from COMM 209 Public Speaking, COMM 210 Communicating in Small Groups, COMM 283 Interpersonal Communication, COMM 286 Business and Professional Communication, or ALEC 102 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership.
  7. Completion of a formal criminal history review, for CEHS, by the vendor approved by CEHS (fee required).
  8. Specific programs may have particular learning outcomes that students must address as part of the application process.

Admission to Student Teaching

All students who are candidates for an appropriately endorsed Nebraska Teacher’s Certificate are required to student teach. Students who plan to student teach in the fall semester must complete the student teaching application form and submit it by the preceding March 1 to the Director of Professional Experiences in 116 Henzlik Hall; students planning to student teach in the spring semester must apply by the preceding October 1. The basic program for student teaching provides for a full-day experience for an entire semester. Admission to student teaching requires the following:

  1. Matriculation in a teacher education program in the College of Education and Human Sciences, the Graduate College, or dual matriculation in the College of Education and Human Sciences and another college.
  2. Admission to a specific teacher education program.
  3. Senior standing (89 hours or more) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the endorsement area with no grade below C.
  5. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in pre-professional and professional education courses and no grade below C in pre-professional education courses and no grade below a C+ in professional education courses.
  6. All endorsement, pre-professional and professional education course work must be completed prior to student teaching. If necessary, no more than 6 hours of general education (ACE) or elective classes can be completed after the student teaching experience.
  7. No additional course work can be taken during the student teaching semester unless prior approval is obtained from the Certification Officer, the Director of Professional Experiences, or the Department Chair that oversees the program.
  8. Completion of a criminal history check that will be conducted by an independent party (fee required). For more information, contact the Director of Professional Experiences.

Other

Student Teaching Placement

The Office of Professional Experiences is responsible for the placement of student teachers. Several factors are considered in assigning student teachers to a specific district and school. These factors include the availability of a high quality cooperating teacher and supervisor who meet the requirements of the Nebraska Department of Education and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Opportunities to student teach out-of-state are limited. All requests to student teach outside of the immediate Lincoln area must be individually reviewed and approved by the Director of Professional Experiences.

Removal from Field & Clinical Placements

Students participating in practicum or student teaching assignments may be removed from their assigned schools if their conduct is unprofessional and/or threatens the well-being or learning of the students in the schools. Specific guidelines for professional behaviors required of all student teachers can be found in The Student Teaching Handbook located on the CEHS website. Removal from a placement may be requested by the cooperating teacher, the building principal, or the university supervisor. The student will be removed from the school placement by the Director of Professional Experiences. In such cases, a written report stating the problem and efforts to correct the situation will be forwarded to the Director of Professional Experiences.

Any student removed from a practicum or student teaching assignment may appeal that decision by submitting a written request to the CEHS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs within 30 days of the removal. The associate dean will convene an appeals committee, request pertinent information from the student and the Director of Professional Experiences, and notify the student several days in advance of the scheduled appeal meeting. Students are advised of their right to seek legal advice. The Committee’s decision will be forwarded in writing to the student, to the Director of Professional Experiences, and to the Dean of the College.

Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly Praxis II)

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) requires that all candidates pursuing a Nebraska teaching certificate, pass the content examination identified by the NDE for each field or subject area in which a student wishes to be endorsed. It is recommended that students complete all of their content courses before taking the appropriate exam and take the exam(s) no later than the semester preceding student teaching. A listing of the required exams can be found at: http://www.ets.org/praxis/ne/requirements. Exam registration is available at http://www.ets.org.

Application for a Nebraska Teaching Certificate

To actively engage in the teaching profession, a candidate must fulfill both the College degree requirements and the professional certification requirements of the State of Nebraska, Department of Education. Students apply for the teaching certificate online at www.education.ne.gov/tcert/ and apply for the baccalaureate degree in 109 Canfield Administration Building.

To be eligible for a recommendation for certification, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earn one or more undergraduate degrees from the College of Education and Human Sciences or another accredited institution approved by the College of Education and Human Sciences with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  2. Complete the teacher education general education requirements listed for elementary, middle grades or secondary education.
  3. Complete professional education requirements according to established standards.
  4. Complete endorsement(s) according to established standards.
  5. Successfully complete a required period of student teaching.
  6. Complete application for the degree and certificate.

Graduation Without Certification

In rare cases, permission may be granted for a student to graduate without a recommendation for teacher certification (GWC). In order to qualify for GWC a student must have a senior class standig and be within two semesters of student teaching. In addition the student:

  • must be unable to qualify for student teaching based on grades or other performance-based issues, or
  • be removed from student teaching, or
  • because of illness or other unusual situations, decides not to complete or is unable to complete all of the professional requirements in a teacher education program.

If a student is unable to meet all of hte requirements as described in the "Admission to Student Teaching" section, such as minimum course grade requirements for courses in the professional education sequence or in one's content area, but still earns passing grades in those courses while maintaining the grade point average minimums, then the student may be eligible to GWC.

To apply for GWC, the student should contact his or her advisor, meet with the College's Certification Officer, and then submit a formal request to the College's Certification Officer to be allowed to graduate without completing all certification requirements. If permission is granted, the student is expected to compelte all remaining content area and professional education requirements except student teaching. The requirements include passing grades in all remaining courses while maintaining the minimum grade point averages as specified in the "Admission to Student Teaching." If a student begins student teaching but fails to complete at least one half of the assignment, the individual will be required to complete a culminating project not to exceed 6 credit hours. The student must still meet the ACE 10 general education requirement. Contact your advisor or the Certification Officer to make sure that this requirement is satisfied.Education Employment Services

The Career Services Center, 230 Nebraska Union, offers a professional placement service to students and alumni who are seeking employment in education and related fields. In addition to providing on-campus interviews with select schools throughout the year, this office sponsors an annual Education Recruitment Day in the spring, which offers students an opportunity to interview with hiring officials from many schools.

Criminal History Background Check Requirement

The College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) has the responsibility to ensure that all students who interact with children of all ages, served by schools or other public or private agencies meet a high level of personal, professional and ethical behavior. These CEHS students must complete an official criminal history background check through the CEHS vendor, prior to participating in a field experience or internship. Students are responsible for the cost of any required criminal history background check and will be required to complete one upon admission to a program and/or an initial field placement. Eighteen months after the initial background check has been completed, undergraduate students are required to complete the CEHS self-disclosure report, a self-report collected by the college. Graduate students will be required to complete the self-disclosure report at the same time as the initial background check is conducted and again eighteen months later. If more than three years have elapsed after the initial background check is conduced, CEHS students must complete an additional background check prior to participating in a field experience or internship. Students are responsible for the cost of additional background checks.

Students with felony or any misdemeanor charges or convictions, as reported on the background check, may be contacted by the College. Depending upon the frequency and severity of the charges and/or convictions, students may be required to meet with the Director of Professional Experiences. If any new charges or convictions are acquired after a background check has been completed, students are required to report those to the Director of Professional Experiences within two weeks after the event occurs. Failure to disclose any new information concerning one's criminal history can lead to removal from the program. Continued participation in school or community field experiences in the College will be based on the type and number of convictions, the recency of those occurrences, and whether they violate the requirements of the Nebraska Department of Education and/or the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. If the convictions are deemed to be serious in nature, a student may be prohibited from participating in a field experience in a pre-school, school or public agency setting. The student may then be referred to the department chair for further disciplinary action.

Professional and Ethical Behavior: Avoiding Risky Behaviors

Students planning to enter professions in education or the human sciences must be able to demonstrate that they are individuals of strong moral character who can make mature decisions for themselves and others. Therefore, the College of Education and Human Sciences requires that its students show a high degree of moral character and the ability to act in a responsible manner. Students must consider how the College, the profession, an employer, or the community perceive or evaluate the impact of any questionable behavior. Students' success in their profession is impaired by taking risks that are unacceptable for children, demonstrating a lack of professionalism and good judgment, and showing disregard for one's personal reputation or the integrity of the College.

The College of Education and Human Sciences reserves the right to evaluate student fitness for the profession and deny entry to or dismiss a student from any program if, through the reasonable exercise of the judgment of its Certification Officer or the Director of Professional Experiences, the College determines that the student's behavior represents a lack of integrity, questionable moral/ethical character, or represents risk to young persons. Such behaviors shall be adequate foundation to deny the student's participation in any practicum or field experience to protect the interests and safety of children. The consequences of unprofessional, unethical or risky behavior will depend upon the unique circumstances involved.

Appeal to the Dean

Should a student object to the determination made by the Certification Officer or the Director of Professional Experiences with respect to a criminal behavior or unprofessional behavior, the student may appeal to the Dean of the College, in writing, within ten days of the determination, requesting the Dean of the College to investigate and review the determination. The student's written appeal shall clearly explain the basis for the appeal. The Dean will review the student's basis for appeal and is authorized but not required to look into related concerns, whether or not sure concerns are contained in the student's written appeal. The Dean shall render a decision on the appeal as soon as reasonably possible, but in no case longer than 20 days following the initiation of the appeal. Once the Dean has completed the review and investigation, he or she shall deliver to the student and the Certification Officer or the Director of Professional Experiences a written decision, which shall be final and not subject to further appeal or review with the University of Nebraska.

College Requirements

College Admission

College Admission

Students accepted by the University must have an ACT of 20 or SAT of 950, or rank in the upper half of their high school graduating class, and have the following high school preparation to be eligible for guaranteed admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences:

  • Four years of English that include intensive reading and writing experience;
  • Two years of one foreign language;
  • Four years of mathematics, that include Algebra I, II, geometry and one year that builds on a knowledge of algebra;
  • Three years of natural sciences that include at least two years selected from biology, physics, chemistry, and earth science and one year of laboratory instruction;
  • Three years of social studies, to include at least one year of American and/or world history and one year of history, American government, and/or geography.

Transfer and Readmitted Students

Transfer students from universities or colleges outside of UNL and readmitted students seeking admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences must have an accumulated average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or above and no high school deficiencies. Students who do not meet these requirements must enroll as deciding students in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center or in another college. Once they have completed 12 graded hours at UNL with a minimum 2.0 grade point average, and have removed any high school deficiencies, UNL students may apply for admission to the College.

Transfer and readmitted students must meet the graduation requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences as stated in the current catalog in effect at the time they enter or reenter the College.

Students who left the College on probation, or who were dismissed, may seek readmission to the College after two semesters by applying to the UNL Admissions Office. Readmission is not assured. However, the admissions committee is receptive to giving students a second opportunity to be successful. The committee is interested in knowing what the student has done in the intervening period that would suggest the student will be successful when readmitted. Successfully completing correspondence courses and/or community college courses is an effective way to demonstrate one’s commitment to academic success.

Transferring from Other Colleges within UNL

Students transferring to the College of Education and Human Sciences from another University of Nebraska–Lincoln college or from the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, be in good academic standing, and meet the freshman entrance requirements that exist at the time of their admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences. Students must fulfill degree requirements that exist at the time of their admission to the college, not at the time they enter UNL.

To remain current, College of Education and Human Sciences students must enroll in, and complete, at least one UNL course that will apply toward degree requirements during a 12 month period. Students who readmit following an absence of one year or more must meet all requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog in effect at the time of readmission and enrollment. Students who transfer to another UNL college and later return to the College of Education and Human Sciences will be considered readmitted students. Students who transfer out of a teacher education program, but who continue their certification program while seeking a degree in another UNL college, are exempt from this policy.

International Students

The College of Education and Human Sciences welcomes undergraduate international students. As a part of admission to the College, international students must present a TOEFL score of 550 or higher and TSE score of 230 or higher.

Students seeking teacher education and state certification must meet the same requirements as any other undergraduate students, including the CORE examination or other basic skills test approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. Students who have received a degree outside of the United States and are interested in teacher certification are required to have a transcript review completed by an approved agency not directly associated with the University of Nebraska. For more information, please contact the Student Services Center.

Removal of Deficiencies

Students admitted to the University with core deficiencies are expected to remove those deficiencies in a timely manner. Students with deficiencies are not eligible for graduation. The courses that students use to clear core deficiencies may also be used to meet ACE requirements or other graduation requirements. The Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences will make the final decision concerning any problems or questions that may arise in satisfying requirements to remove deficiencies.

College Degree Requirements

Grade Rules

Minimum Grade Requirements

Grade requirements vary from major to major. Please see the appropriate major listing or check with your advisor regarding minimum grade requirements.

Pass/No Pass Option

CEHS students are allowed to take up to 12 hours of Pass/No Pass (P/N) credit. The college departments vary on P/N policies. Students should check with their advisor to be certain they qualify for the Pass/No Pass option.

Grade Appeals

Any student enrolled in a course in the College of Education and Human Sciences who wishes to appeal alleged unfair and prejudicial treatment by a faculty member shall present his/her appeal in writing to the Dean’s Office no later than 30 days after notice of the student’s final course grade has been mailed from campus.

Students may use and are encouraged to use the following sequential procedures to appeal the grade. The problem may be solved at any of the levels of the appeal procedure.

  1. Contact the instructor. Frequently the problems can be solved at this point.
  2. Submit a request to the chair of the department.
  3. Take the case to the departmental Grading Appeals Committee. The Committee is contacted by the department chair.
  4. Take the case to the College Appeals, Retention and Certification Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office.

The complaint will be forwarded to a committee consisting of faculty and student representatives. After a hearing, the Committee will make a written recommendation regarding the appeal. The Committee’s recommendation is binding on the appealing student and faculty member.

Transfer Credit Rules

Acceptance of Transfer Grades
  • Grades earned at UNL, UNO, UNK
  • Grades of D-, D, D+, and C- satisfy requirements in all programs in the College unless specified otherwise. Students who receive a grade of D-, D, D+, C-, however, are encouraged to retake the course.
  • Grades earned outside the University of Nebraska system

The college will accept no more than 9 credit hours of grades less than a C from any program outside the University of Nebraska system. Grades below a C can only be applied to general education requirements and elective classes.

Maximum Number of Hours for Transfer

Transfer courses are evaluated by the University and by the College to determine UNL and College course equivalencies. The College determines which courses will be accepted and how they will apply toward degree requirements. Sixty (60) is the maximum number of hours that will be accepted on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety (90) is the maximum number of hours that will be accepted on transfer from accredited four-year colleges and universities.

Courses taken 10 years before admission or readmission to the College will be evaluated by the major department to determine if it is appropriate to accept those courses for transfer credit and for application to degree requirements. Specific courses will be reviewed in keeping with the guidelines specified by each department.

Transfer Credit from Technical, Non-Accredited and Foreign Institutions

Students who desire to transfer from these institutions must have each course evaluated by the appropriate departmental representative. All rules stated above in reference to grades and maximum credit hours apply. For additional information and guidance in this process contact the Dean’s Office.

Transfer Agreements with UNO and UNK

Transfer agreements between the three institutions within the University System allow for a smooth transition for students interested in taking courses from UNO, UNK, and/or UNL. Although restrictions noted above on grades and maximum transfer hours still apply, there are some exceptions. For purposes of residency, courses from UNO and UNK fulfill these requirements. Students planning to major in a program in the college should read the specific requirements noted with individual programs. Questions about academic transfer should be addressed to the Advising Office.

Transfer Agreements with Community Colleges

Articulation agreements and “Transfer with Ease Programs” with Nebraska community colleges indicate how courses and programs will transfer to UNL and the College of Education and Human Sciences. The same guidelines noted above on the acceptance of courses, grades, and hours also apply to these institutions. Students interested in transferring from a community college should consult with their school or the Student Services Center to determine which courses will transfer to fulfill specific College of Education and Human Sciences requirements.

Courses from accredited two-year institutions will generally not be substituted for 400-level human sciences classes in the College. The 300-level courses will be considered on an individual basis by the respective departments in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Courses taken prior to course articulation agreements will be accepted contingent upon departmental validation of the credit.

Residency Rules

Students must earn a minimum of 120 credit hours to earn a degree.

All students are expected to complete at least 30 of their final 36 hours of credit at UNL.

Degree Application Process

Graduation Requirements

Students are expected to develop a clear understanding of degree requirements and to plan their course of study with a College advisor. Students requiring clarification of outstanding degree requirements should visit with a College advisor promptly.

Students should access their Degree Audit via MyRed at least once each term to review degree requirements and progress toward graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their Degree Audit accurately reflects their current College and program of study.

Students who believe their Degree Audit has errors or omissions should visit with a College advisor promptly. It is important that you resolve these matters as soon as practicable to avoid a delay in graduation.

Each student with MyRED access must submit an online Application for Graduation via MyRED for each degree to be received by:

  • The last Friday in January for May graduation
  • The last Friday in June for August graduation
  • The last Friday in September for December graduation

Students submitting an electronic Application for Graduation via MyRed will be billed a $25.00 per degree fee on their student account. Those students without MyRED access may apply for graduation in person at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building or by mail. Applications for Graduation submitted in person or by mail must be accompanied by a check or money order in the amount of $25.00 payable to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Failure to submit a timely Application for Graduation may preclude the awarding of a degree in the intended term.

Your Application for Graduation and required $25.00 fee are good only for the term marked on your application. Neither your application nor your fee, are transferrable to another term. If you submit an Application for Graduation and pay the $25.00 fee for a specified term but do not complete your degree requirements in that term, you will need to reapply to graduate in a future term and incur another $25.00 fee.

Commencement ceremony information will be emailed to all degree applicants approximately one month before graduation. Each student who has applied for graduation must submit an online Commencement Attendance Form via MyRED, which will be available when the informational email is distributed.

Only those students who have applied for graduation, had the application accepted, and fulfilled all degree requirements as of the last day of the academic term may participate in the commencement ceremony for that term. Because the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has a commencement for each term, ceremony participation is allowed only in the term during which the student has properly and timely applied for graduation and fulfilled degree requirements.

Catalog Rule

Students are responsible for following the rules, policies and requirements found in the UNL Undergraduate Catalog for the academic year in which they were last admitted to a program in the College of Education and Human Sciences. Students must complete all program requirements from a single catalog year. In consultation with their advisor, a student may choose to move to and follow a subsequent catalog if it is in their best interest.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in elementary education and special education (K-6) will be able to:

  1. Make content knowledge accessible to all students across content areas including language arts, science, math, social sciences, and the arts.
  2. Design and deliver effective instruction using formative and summative assessments.
  3. Create and maintain a safe, respectful, productive classroom learning-environment for all learners.
  4. Integrate technology and new literacies to enhance learning across the curriculum.
  5. Apply knowledge of student development, diversity, language, and special needs to differentiate instruction.
  6. Engage in continual informed reflective practice both individually and through collaboration with colleagues and professionals.
  7. Incorporate data driven decision making into the delivery and design of effective instructional practices.

Major Requirements

Endorsement Requirements

ACE Requirements
ACE 1.
Select one of the following:3
Writing and Inquiry
Writing and Argument
Writing and Communities
ACE 2.
Select one of the following (Pre-Professional Requirement):3
Communication in the 21st Century
Public Speaking
Communicating in Small Groups
Interpersonal Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Interpersonal Skills for Leadership
ACE 3.
MATH 203Contemporary Mathematics3
or STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics
ACE 4.
Select one of the following:3
Plant Science
Descriptive Astronomy
Environmental Geology
Oceanography
The Earth's Energy Resources
Severe and Unusual Weather
Earth's Natural Resource Systems Laboratory
Descriptive Physics
ACE 5.
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Literature
Shakespeare
English Authors after 1800
American Literature before 1865
American Literature since 1865
ACE 6.
EDPS 250Fundamentals of Child Development for Education (Pre-Professional Requirement)3
ACE 7.3
ACE 8.
TEAC 331School and Society (Pre-Professional Requirement)3
ACE 9.
TEAC 330Multicultural Education (Pre-Professional Requirement)3
ACE 10.
TEAC 403AStudent Teaching Capstone Seminar (Professional Requirement)3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 30
Pre-Professional Education Requirements 1
TEAC 297AProfessional Practicum Experiences II Elementary2
TEAC 380Health and Wellness the Elementary Classroom (grade of C+ or above)2
EDPS 362Learning in the Classroom3
SLPA 251Normal Language Development3
or SLPA 452 Normal Language Development During School Years
Credit Hours Subtotal: 10
Mild Moderate Endorsement Requirements 2
SPED 201Introduction to Special Education3
SPED 454Behavior Management (grade of C+ or above)3
SPED 310Collaborative Practices3
SPED 212Assessment Techniques for Diverse Learners3
SPED 414Instructional Methods for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities (grade of C+ or above)3
SPED 480Educating Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (grade of C+ or above)3
SPED 415Reading and Writing Disabilities: Elementary Students (grade of C+ or above)2
SPED 415APracticum in Reading and Writing Disabilities-Elementary (grade of C+ or above)2
SPED 397Professional Practicum Experience III (Pass/No Pass only)2
SPED 472Educating Students with Sensory Disabilities3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 27
ELED Endorsement Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Children's Literature
African American Literature since 1865
Introduction to African Literature
African American Literature before 1865
Introduction to Asian American Literature
Jewish-American Literature
Introduction to Native American Literature
Black Women Authors
Caribbean Literature
Chicana and/or Chicano Literature
Select one of the following:3
Introductory Human Geography
Geography of the United States
Geography of World Regions
Power and Politics in America
Select one of the following:3
American History to 1877
American History After 1877
Premodern Europe
Modern Europe
History of Latin America
Select one of the following:4
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
Chemistry in Context I
General Chemistry I
Dynamic Earth
Evolution of the Earth
Weather and Climate
Insect Biology
and Insect Identification
Liberal Arts Physics: Matter and Motion
and Physical Sciences by Inquiry
Liberal Arts Physics: Atoms and Fields
and Physical Sciences by Inquiry
Credit Hours Subtotal: 13
Professional Education Requirements 3
TEAC 297BProfessional Practicum Experiences II Elementary2
TEAC 317Teaching English Learners in Elementary School2
TEAC 259AInstructional Technology in Elementary Schools (grade of C or above)2
TEAC 259BPracticum in Instructional Technology (grade of C or above)1
TEAC 297EPracticum in Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary Schools (Pass/No Pass only)1
TEAC 302Children's Literature3
TEAC 305The Arts in the Elementary School Curriculum3
TEAC 307Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School3
TEAC 308Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School3
TEAC 311Teaching Reading in the Elementary School3
TEAC 313Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School3
TEAC 315Teaching Science in the Elementary School3
TEAC 397AProfessional Practicum Experience III Elementary3
MATH 300Mathematics Matters (no grading option)3
MATH 302Math Modeling (no grading option)3
TEAC 497AStudent Teaching Elementary (K-6) (Pass/No Pass only)5
SPED 497MPracticum: Mild/Moderate3-12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 46-55
Electives
Select 0 hours of Electives0
Credit Hours Subtotal: 0
Total Credit Hours126-135
1

No grade lower than a C (except TEAC 380 Health and Wellness the Elementary Classroom).

2

No grade lower than a C (except SPED 454 Behavior Management, SPED 414 Instructional Methods for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities, SPED 480 Educating Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, SPED 415 Reading and Writing Disabilities: Elementary Students, SPED 415A Practicum in Reading and Writing Disabilities-Elementary and SPED 397 Professional Practicum Experience III).

3

No grade lower than a C+ (except TEAC 259A Instructional Technology in Elementary Schools, TEAC 259B Practicum in Instructional Technology, TEAC 297E Practicum in Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary Schools, MATH 300 Mathematics Matters, MATH 302 Math Modeling, TEAC 497A Student Teaching Elementary (K-6), SPED 497M Practicum: Mild/Moderate).

ACE Requirements

All UNL students will be required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of approved course work in each of the 10 designated Achievement Centered Education (ACE) student learning outcome areas. These can be viewed at http://ace.unl.edu. Students will be provided a list of classes they can select from to meet each of the 10 ACE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). There may be required courses within an education endorsement program that will also satisfy ACE requirements. Therefore, it is highly recommended that students contact their advisor prior to registering for ACE classes in order to insure that each of the class selections are in the best interest of the students’ academic program.

Additional Major/Endorsement Requirements

Grade Requirements in Education Programs

Requirements for completion of an undergraduate degree in a teacher preparation program include a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5. Students seeking certification must also have a 2.5 GPA in their endorsement and education courses with no grade lower than a C in their pre-professional courses and no grade lower than a C+ in their professional education courses.

Transfer Grades

Up to 9 hours of transfer credit with grades below C may be applied to the General Education requirements and elective classes in programs leading to the undergraduate degree in teacher preparation. Transfer grades of C- and D may not be used in the major/endorsement area courses or in the professional courses in teacher preparation programs.

Pass/No Pass Grade Option–for Education Students

A student enrolled at the University may, in certain instances, take a grading option of Pass/No Pass (P/N) for a specific course. A grade of pass represents satisfactory completion of a course with a grade of C or better. Credits earned under the pass grade option count toward graduation, but no grade points are tabulated in the cumulative grade point average. Likewise, a grade of No Pass is not tabulated in the grade point average. The following rules apply to students who are enrolled in teacher preparation programs who choose the Pass/No Pass option:

  1. Only one course in each subject endorsement may be taken P/N; two courses in a field endorsement may be taken P/N.
  2. Pre-professional and professional education classes may not be taken P/N unless a class already has a P/N designation.
  3. Any course in the general education requirements unless otherwise stipulated by the department of the course may be taken P/N.
  4. Total P/N credits may not exceed 12 credit hours. This limit does not include courses offered on a P/N only basis.

Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL.

Beyond Classroom Grades

In all fields of study, students are expected to attain certain grades and other academic accomplishments in the classroom. In addition to this, students preparing themselves to be teachers, counselors and for other careers in education, are also reviewed to evaluate their ability to successfully and safely interact with children, parents, potential educational employers, and the community-at-large, whose interest in the education of its children often exceeds its concern for other community and governmental services.

EDPS121
U.S. Education in the Age of GlobalizationCrosslisted with CYAF 121

Prerequisites: First semester international freshman or transfer student

Description: United States education and culture in the context of globalization and intercultural communication with emphasis on tools for academic achievement.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

EDPS150
Career Development Seminar

Description: Understanding and applying individual strengths, interests, values and personality type, as they apply to an individual's choosing a college major(s) and career option(s). Active participation in self-assessment activities, exploration of majors/careers, experiential activities, utilization of the decision-making process and conducting occupational research as considered through several career development theories.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

EDPS189H
Honors: How to Learn and Develop Talent

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Ideas from cognitive psychology, educational psychology, and various other disciplines (i.e., art, music, and chess) presented to help students understand learning and talent development, improve academic learning skills, and improve personal talents.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

EDPS209
Strategies for Academic Success

Description: Comprehensive examination of learning theory and practice of learning strategies related to motivation, time management, memory, lecture note taking, text processing, knowledge representation, test review, test taking, and error analysis in academic settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

EDPS250
Fundamentals of Child Development for Education

Description: Fundamental concepts and principles of human development with reference to cognitive and social/emotional development from infancy to early adolescence. Biosocial forces which affect behavior and development in children in relation to educational practice.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

EDPS251
Fundamentals of Adolescent Development for Education

Description: Fundamental concepts and principles of human development with reference to cognitive and social/emotional development from late childhood to early adulthood. Biosocial forces which affect behavior and development in adolescents as they relate to educational practice.

This course is a prerequisite for: EDPS 457

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

EDPS297
Professional Practicum Experiences II

Description: Guided participation in schools/agencies offering programs for youth. Participating students are provided with introductory experiences working with youth in educational contexts, opportunities for one-on-one instruction and support, and prepared for subsequent advanced practicum experiences. Placements range from after-school academic programs to middle school and high school classrooms. Recommended concurrent enrollment with EDPS 251. EDPS 297 assignments assume knowledge of content from EDPS 251 or equivalent course.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 454

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

EDPS320
Happiness and Well-Being through Positive Psychology

Description: Introduction to positive psychology. Learn to identify personal strengths and assets that lead to flourishing as human beings; Explore major topics of positive psychology that lead to happiness and well-being.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

EDPS330
Statistics and Measurement in Nutrition, Fitness and Health Promotion

Description: Procedures for describing data. Concepts related to selecting psychomotor tests; constructing and evaluating cognitive paper and pencil examinations; utilizing computer technology in delivering, collecting, and evaluating information.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

EDPS362
Learning in the Classroom

Prerequisites: EDPS 251, CYAF 160, PSYC 289 or instuctor permission.

Description: This course provides elementary education majors with training in theories and research-based practice in learning, motivation, and assessment that supports teaching and learning within diverse elementary educational settings. Topics include human cognition, theories of motivation, classroom management, and classroom-based assessment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

EDPS397
Professional Practicum Experience IIICrosslisted with TEAC 397

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

EDPS397D
Professional Practicum Experience III: Unified Primary K-3Crosslisted with TEAC 397D

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

EDPS450
Child PsychologyCrosslisted with EDPS 850

Description: Advanced study of the behavior and development of preschool and elementary school children.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EDPS451
Psychology of AdolescenceCrosslisted with EDPS 851

Description: Mental, social, and emotional development of boys and girls during the adolescent period.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EDPS454
Human Cognition and InstructionCrosslisted with EDPS 854

Description: Cognitive psychology and its applications in instruction. Memory, problem solving, cognitive process in reading, research approaches, and applications to teaching.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EDPS457
Learning and Motivation Principles for Secondary Teaching

Prerequisites: EDPS 251, CYAF 160, PSYC 289 or instructor permission

Description: This course will provide secondary education majors with training in theories and research-based practice in learning, motivation, and assessment that supports teaching and learning within diverse secondary educational settings. Topics include human cognition, theories of motivation, classroom management, and classroom-based assessment generally and as applied to specific secondary education content areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

EDPS459
Statistical MethodsCrosslisted with EDPS 859

Description: Computation and interpretation of measures of central position, variability, and correlation; introduction to sampling, probability, and tests of significance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

EDPS463
Introduction to Applied Behavior AnaysisCrosslisted with EDPS 863

Description: Research methods and findings, concepts, and principles of operant conditioning as related to the experimental analysis of human behavioral events and to the development of behavior engineering technologies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EDPS465
PRACT CNSLNG&PRSNNL
Course details
Credit Hours:1-8
Max credits per semester:8
Max credits per degree:8
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-8

ACE:

EDPS465B
Special Practices for Handicapped Children and Youth

Description: Basic practices and related research in counseling and helping practices in educational or other youth-serving agencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

EDPS465D
Special Practices for Exceptionally Talented and Gifted

Description: Basic practices and related research in counseling and helping practices in educational or other youth-serving agencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

EDPS465E
Special Practices in the Elementary School

Description: Basic practices and related research in counseling and helping practices in educational or other youth-serving agencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

EDPS465K
Special Practices for Vocational Education/Development Programs

Description: Basic practices and related research in counseling and helping practices in educational or other youth-serving agencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

EDPS465L
Special Practices for Community Helpers Working with Adults

Description: Basic practices and related research in counseling and helping practices in educational or other youth-serving agencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

EDPS469
Psychopathological Disorders of Childhood and AdolescenceCrosslisted with EDPS 869

Description: Investigation of the genesis, course, classification, and treatment of function and organic pathologies found in children and adolescents.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EDPS470
Introduction to Educational and Psychological MeasurementCrosslisted with EDPS 870

Prerequisites: EDPS 459/859 or equivalent.

Description: Introduction to the construction, evaluation, and ethical use of measurement instruments commonly used in education and psychology. Test construction principles, item analysis, reliability, validity, ethical issues in testing, and evaluation of standardized tests.

This course is a prerequisite for: EDPS 950; EDPS 980

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EDPS471
Human Sexuality and SocietyCrosslisted with CYAF 471, PSYC 471, SOCI 471, CYAF 871, EDPS 871, PSYC 871, SOCI 871

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Open to advanced students planning careers in the professions in which knowledge of human behavior and society is important (e.g., helping professions, medicine, law, ministry, education, etc.).

Description: Interdisciplinary approach to the study of human sexuality in terms of the psychological, social, cultural, anthropological, legal, historical, and physical characteristics of individual sexuality and sex in society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EDPS478

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission.

Description: An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Regional Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EDPS496
Directed Field ExperienceCrosslisted with EDPS 896
Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

EDPS497
Readings in Educational Psychology and Measurements
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

EDPS498
Special TopicsCrosslisted with EDPS 898

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Seminar on current issues or topics in educational psychology. Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

EDPS499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED201
Introduction to Special Education

Description: Introduction to basic concepts related to the education of exceptional learners. Historical factors, legislative statutes, and instructional models.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 362; SPED 407; SPED 454; SPED 461; SPED 820

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED212
Assessment Techniques for Diverse Learners

Description: The role of general education teachers in the primary purposes of assessment of learners with diverse needs. Knowledge and experience with interpreting norm-referenced test information as related to planning educational programs. Use of assessment information for instructional planning and evaluation. Testing accommodations and classroom grading.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 406, SPED 806, TEAC 806; SPED 406A, SPED 806A, TEAC 806A

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED310
Collaborative Practices

Prerequisites: SPED 201.

Description: Conceptual foundations, strategies and techniques for communicating effectively with educational personnel and parents. Roles of educational personnel in inclusive settings, pragmatic issues involved in designing and implementing collaborative efforts, techniques for increasing interpersonal problem solving, modes of communication, and skills for dealing with conflict and resistance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED362
Early Childhood Special Education

Prerequisites: SPED 201; parallel SPED 496Y; CYAF 374 or 474 or parallel; admission to the Inclusive Early Childhood Education major (IECE) or permission of instructor and/or adviser.

Description: Teaching and caring for children under age five with specific disabilities. Design of Individualized Education Plans (IEP's) and strategies for teaching and learning in natural, child-interest routines and activities in classroom settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED397
Professional Practicum Experience III

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

SPED397D
Professional Practicum Experience III Unified Primary K-3

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

SPED401A
Accommodating Exceptional Learners in the Elementary School ClassroomCrosslisted with SPED 801A

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; EDPS 362; one methods course; or permission.

Description: Legal and ethical requirements for educating exceptional learners; identification, referral, and placement procedures; development and use of the Individual Education Program; strategies for teaching and evaluating; managing the academic and social behaviors of a range of exceptional and other at-risk learners in the elementary school.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED401B
Accommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School ClassroomCrosslisted with SPED 801B

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; EDPS 362; one methods course; or permission.

Description: Legal and ethical requirements for educating exceptional learners; identification, referral, and placement procedures; development and use of the Individual Education Program; strategies for teaching and evaluating; managing the academic and social behaviors of a range of exceptional and other at-risk learners in the secondary school.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED403
Seminar: Mildly Handicapped

Description: Concepts, instructional strategies, and attitudes related to the education of exceptional learners. Peer- and instructor-generated topics that are relevant to the student teaching experience. SPED 403 is 'Pass/No Pass only'.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

SPED405
Code-based Reading InstructionCrosslisted with SPED 805

Prerequisites: Parallel SPED 405A/805A.

Description: Direct, systematic, multi-sensory techniques for teaching reading, writing and spelling to students who have severe reading problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED405A
Reading Center Practicum ICrosslisted with SPED 805A

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Teaching and/or tutoring experience evaluating and instructing students with reading problems in a Reading Center. Assessment, lesson planning and teaching using direct instruction, code-based instructional strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED406
Reading and Writing Disabilities: AdolescentsCrosslisted with SPED 806, TEAC 806

Prerequisites: SPED 212/812, and (TEAC 441 required for undergraduate students only). Parallel SPED 406A/806A.

Description: Theory and techniques for assessing and teaching word identification, vocabulary, comprehension and writing skills in grades 7 to 12.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED406A
Reading Center Practicum IICrosslisted with SPED 806A, TEAC 806A

Prerequisites: SPED 400/800, 212/812, and (TEAC 441 required for undergraduate students only). Taken parallel with SPED 406/806

SPED 406A/806A requires two hours per week in a Reading Center.

Description: Teaching and/or tutoring experience evaluating and instructing students with reading problems in a Reading Center. Assessment, instructional planning, delivery of instruction, writing diagnostic reports and parent communication.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED407
Foundations of Secondary Special Education

Prerequisites: SPED 201

Description: Provide future special education teachers with both the historical timeline and current legislation regarding services for students with mild/moderate disabilities. Chronological events and legal mandates that public schools must reinforce to provide an equal education for all students.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 408, SPED 808

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED408
Methods and Instruction for Secondary Special EducationCrosslisted with SPED 808

Prerequisites: Special Education Professional Semester and SPED 407 or 807.

Description: Instill practices of "Explicit Instruction" and a framework for instructional planning. Provide a practicum experience for future teachers to practice their knowledge and skills on a weekly basis in a secondary school setting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED414
Instructional Methods for Students with Mathematics Learning DisabilitiesCrosslisted with SPED 814

Prerequisites: SPED 201; sophomore standing

Description: Provides knowledge and skills for teaching mathematics to those with mathematics learning disabilities (or difficulties). Focuses on the potential causes and characteristics of mathematics learning disabilities, emphasizes various evidence-based instructional procedures and their applications in critical domains, provides introduction to formal and informal assessments in mathematics, and applying data-based decision-making to guide instruction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED415
Reading and Writing Disabilities: Elementary StudentsCrosslisted with SPED 815

Prerequisites: SPED 201, TEAC 311, TEAC 313 for elementary education majors; SPED 201, SPED 212, and SPED 414 (or equivalent) for SPED majors. Must be taken with: SPED 415A/815A.

For SPED 415 - Priority will be given to students who will be student teaching the following semester.

Description: Theory and techniques for assessing and teaching early literacy skills in small groups and one-on-one for children who struggle with literacy.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED415A
Practicum in Reading and Writing Disabilities-ElementaryCrosslisted with SPED 815A

Prerequisites: SPED 201, TEAC 311, 313 for elementary education majors; SPED 201, 212, and 414 (or equivalent) for SPED majors.

Description: This reading and writing practicum is taken at the same time as SpEd 415 or SpEd 815.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED434
Introduction to Special Vocational NeedsCrosslisted with SPED 834

Description: A foundational course emphasizing the characteristics and identification of special needs learners in vocational settings. Determines needs, interests, and abilities of these students.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED436
Career Education for the Special Needs StudentCrosslisted with SPED 836

Prerequisites: SPED 434/834 or permission.

Description: Philosophical and practical base of career education as it relates to special needs students. Career education units developed for infusion into subject areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED454
Behavior Management

Prerequisites: SPED 201; TEAC 297A or EDPS 297; Sophomore standing

These courses may not be taken concurrently with SPED 454, they must be completed prior to taking SPED 454.

Description: Strategies and techniques for the management of challenging behaviors displayed by school-age children. Reciprocal nature of human behavior and environment. Functional analyses of behavior problems, strategies for preventing behavior problems, techniques for increasing prosocial behavior, non-aversive procedures for decreasing problematic behavior, and methods for teaching children self-management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED461
Early Intervention Principles &Practices for Infants/Toddlers with Developmental Delays/Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 201, CYAF 271 and admission to the Inclusive Early Childhood Education major; prefer CYAF 380 completed or taken simultaneously

Description: Overview of etiology, characteristics and developmental implications of selected conditions related to developmental disabilities. Design and delivery of Individualized Family Service Plans through routine-based interviews, observation of children in natural learning environments, activity/routine-based intervention and supports an home-visiting services.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED472
Educating Students with Sensory Disabilities

Description: Education of the hearing and vision impaired including history of, professional roles in, and educational programming within this field. Social/psychological theories as related to the vision hearing impaired. Patterns of social/emotional development, psychological characteristics, issues of family stress and social adaptation and discussion of counseling techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED480
Educating Students with Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesCrosslisted with SPED 880

Description: Concepts related to history, definitions, identification, etiology, and assessment of students with intellectual impairments and developmental disabilities. Examine attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes concerning persons with intellectual impairments and other developmental disabilities. Instructional methods, adaptations and teaming to provide individualized interventions and include students in least restrictive environments/general education settings. Applied assignments will be conducted in field experience and student teaching.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED493
Workshop Seminar
Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

SPED495
Independent Study in Special Education

Prerequisites: Prior arrangements with faculty member and permission.

Description: Special research or reading project under direction of a staff member in the department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED496E
Field Experience: General Special Education
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SPED496M
Directed Field Experience: Mild/Moderate
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SPED496Y
Directed Field Experience: Inclusion

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SPED497M
Practicum: Mild/Moderate

Prerequisites: Admission by application only

Course details
Credit Hours:3-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3-12

ACE:

SPED497Q
Student Teaching with Infants and/or Preschool Children with Disabilities

Prerequisites: Completion of all courses and pre-student teaching practica in the Inclusive Early Childhood Education major.

Description: Final supervised field experience in the public schools with young children who have disabilities under age 5. Minimum 10 weeks, full-time placement.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

SPED497Z
Student Teaching MulticulturalCrosslisted with NUTR 497Z, TEAC 497Z

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SPED499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC197
Professional Practicum Experiences

Description: Guided participation in schools and/or selected agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC197Q
Professional Practicum Experiences - Middle Level

Description: Guided participation in schools and/or selected agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC210
Introduction to Industrial Education

Description: Certification, employment potential, terminology, publications, resources, and introduction to the trends, philosophies, methods, and approaches to contemporary industrial education programs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC213
Communicating Across Cultures in the Classroom

Description: Cross-cultural communication in educational settings through the development, analysis, and evaluation of varied pedagogical approaches and strategies for tutoring ESL students in the K to 12th grade setting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC229
Career and Technical Education: Applications Software

Description: Development of strategies for using various application software packages in Career and Technical Education classrooms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC259
Instructional Technology

Description: Development of strategies for using technology to support K-12 classroom instruction. Electronic portfolios, Internet resources, applications software, and authoring programs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

TEAC259A
Instructional Technology in Elementary Schools

Prerequisites: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program

Recommended parallel with TEAC 297B, TEAC 308, and MATH 300.

Description: Development of strategies for using technology to support K-12 classroom instruction. Internet resources, applications software, and authoring programs.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC259B
Practicum in Instructional Technology

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Elementary Education Program.

Recommended parallel with TEAC 397A.

Description: Practicum in Instructional Technology is a course aimed at supporting pre-service teachers in their efforts to integrate computers, mobile devices, multimedia, and other technological tools to enhance the teaching and learning process.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TEAC297
Professional Practicum Experiences II

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth. An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297A
Professional Practicum Experiences II Elementary

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 454

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297B
Professional Practicum Experiences II Elementary

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

This course is a prerequisite for: TEAC 307; TEAC 311; TEAC 313; TEAC 315

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297E
Practicum in Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary Schools

Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Elementary Education Program. Parrallel with TEAC 297B, 308, 317, 351, and Math 300

Description: This practicum accompanies TEAC 317, Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary Schools and is an introduction to teaching ESL in elementary classrooms. It is fifteen hours of observation and participation in classrooms that enroll English language learners. These classrooms may be general education classrooms and/or self-contained (English as a second language) classrooms as site assignments dictate.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TEAC297I
Professional Practicum Experiences II Secondary Art

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297J
Professional Practicum Experiences II Secondary Business Education

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297M
Professional Practicum Experiences II Secondary Industrial Education

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297N
Professional Practicum Experiences II Secondary Language Arts

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297O
Professional Practicum Experiences II Secondary Marketing Education

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297P
Professional Practicum Experiences II Secondary Mathematics

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297Q
Professional Practicum Experiences II Middle Level

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297R
Professional Practicum Experiences II Secondary Modern Languages

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297V
Professional Practicum Experiences II Secondary Science

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC297W
Professional Practicum Experiences II Secondary Social Science

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided participation/observation in schools/agencies offering programs for children/youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

TEAC302
Children's Literature

Prerequisites: Admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program or the Inclusive Education Program.

Description: Reading in the broad field of children's literature. Survey of various genres; kinds of books; authors, poets, illustrators; historical development; contemporary topics and trends. Principles and practices in selection and adaptation of literature to the needs of the child. Presentation and instructional methodology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC304
Nursery and Pre-kindergarten Education

Prerequisites: EDPS 362, TEAC 197 (1 cr) or permission.

Description: Curriculum materials and equipment; analysis of physical, mental, and emotional development. Records and participation with young children. Parent-teacher relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC305
The Arts in the Elementary School Curriculum

Prerequisites: Admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program or the Inclusive Education Program

Description: Exploration and experiences with the arts. Supporting ways to include and promote the arts within the curriculum of the elementary school.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC306
Teaching Art in the Elementary School

Prerequisites: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program.

Description: The guidance of art through the elementary school in accordance with the growth and development of the child. Objectives, materials, and methods for meaningful teaching of art.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC307
Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

Prerequisites: Admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program; 6 hrs social sciences; TEAC 297B

Description: The role, content, materials, and trends of social studies in childhood education; selection and use of learning experiences; development of lesson plans and/or teaching unit.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC308
Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

Prerequisites: Admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program; Parallel MATH 300 and TEAC 297B

Description: Scope, content, and organization of the mathematics curriculum; development, use, and sources of instructional materials; teaching procedures.

This course is a prerequisite for: MATH 300

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC311
Teaching Reading in the Elementary School

Prerequisites: Admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program; TEAC 297B; Parallel TEAC 397A

Description: Objectives, scope, content, and organization of the reading curriculum; methods of effective teaching; development, use, and sources of instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC313
Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School

Prerequisites: Admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program; TEAC 297B; Parallel TEAC 397A

Description: Theory and practice of teaching the language arts in the elementary school. Selection, construction, and use of instructional materials for and with elementary children.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC315
Teaching Science in the Elementary School

Prerequisites: Admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program; two courses in science; TEAC 297B

Description: Role, trends, content, and materials of science in childhood education. Development of science experiences for use with children.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC317
Teaching English Learners in Elementary School

Prerequisites: Admission to a Teacher Education Program

Letter grade only

Description: Pedagogical, linquistic, and cultural issues of schooling English language learners in general education elementary school classrooms.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC323
Career and Technical Education: Multimedia Applications

Description: Integrating instructional multi-media applications into Career and Technical Education courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC330
Multicultural EducationCrosslisted with ETHN 330

Description: Role of minority group status in American society. Ethnic minority group cultures, the existence of subcultures within the mainstream of society, women in the social setting, and their relationship to the American education process. Analytic methods of study.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

TEAC331
School and SocietyCrosslisted with TEAC 331H

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Questions of educational purpose and the complex relationship between school and society. Brings disciplinary resources to bear for developing interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives on education, inside and outside of schools.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

TEAC331H
School and SocietyCrosslisted with TEAC 331

Description: Questions of educational purpose and the complex relationship between school and society. Brings disciplinary resources to bear for developing interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives on education, inside and outside of schools.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

TEAC349
Seminar in Middle Level Education

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Active involvement with the philosophy, duties and demands of middle level education. Discussions and readings relating to the professional role of middle level educators in a seminar setting.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TEAC351
The Learner Centered Classroom

Recommended parallel with TEAC 297A.

Description: Organizing the learning environment in a culturally and socially responsive classroom. Theory and practice of creating a cooperative community that fosters both social and academic development. Theoretical perspectives are linked to actual classroom experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC380
Health and Wellness the Elementary Classroom

Description: The integration of elementary subjects through movement activities and the understanding of healthy concepts. Social skills, health, and mental revitalization for improved academic performance.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC397
Professional Practicum Experience IIICrosslisted with EDPS 397

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397A
Professional Practicum Experience III Elementary

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397D
Professional Practicum Experience III: Unified Primary K-3Crosslisted with EDPS 397D

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397I
Professional Practicum Experience III Secondary Art

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397J
Professional Practicum Experience III Secondary Business Education

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397L
Professional Practicum Experience III Information Technology

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397M
Professional Practicum Experience III Secondary Industrial Education

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397N
Professional Practicum Experience III Secondary Language Arts

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397O
Professional Practicum Experience III Secondary Marketing Education

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397P
Professional Practicum Experience III Secondary Mathematics

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397Q
Professional Practicum Experience III Middle Level

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397R
Professional Practicum Experience III Secondary Modern Languages

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397V
Professional Practicum Experience III Secondary Science

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC397W
Professional Practicum Experience III Secondary Social Science

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Description: Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Prior arrangement with and permission of individual faculty member.

Description: Special research project or reading program under the direction of a staff member in the department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC402
Contemporary Children's Literature: Principles and PracticesCrosslisted with TEAC 802

Prerequisites: TEAC 302 and successful completion of student teaching or permission.

Description: Contempoary literature for children, all forms and genres; development of meaningful and creative learning activities for children; professional readings and research related to children's literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC403
Student Teaching Seminar

Prerequisites: Parallel TEAC 497A (student teaching).

Description: Analysis of the school programs. Education and curriculum, teacher certification, teach and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, method of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC403A
Student Teaching Capstone Seminar

Prerequisites: Parallel TEAC 497A

Three seminars required per semester. Capstone seminar for the elementary education program. The capstone course will accompany the student teaching experience. This reflective study will be presented to peers and faculty in a conference format at the last seminar meeting. This conference format is intended to serve as a step in the transition from student to professional.

Description: Examine and reflect on a theme with evidence from pre-service development and examine this topic through the entire length of coursework and field experiences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

TEAC403B
Secondary Student Teaching Seminar

Prerequisites: Must be admitted approved to student teach (enroll in TEAC 497)

Course numbers and call numbers can be obtained from the appropriate subject matter adviser in the College Student Services Center.

Description: The capstone course will consist of seminar sessions requiring broad knowledge of teaching by addressing salient issues that complement the pre-service teaching experience, Blackboard discussions, major writing assignments, and a scholarly presentation. Examine and reflect on the themes outlined in the TLTE 14 Dimensions of Teaching. Reflect on evidence from the whole pre-service development and examine it through the entire length of coursework and field experiences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

TEAC403I
Student Teaching Seminar : Art K-12

Description: Analysis of the school programs. Education and curriculum, teacher certification, teach and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, method of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC403N
Student Teaching Seminar: Secondary Language Arts

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both TEAC 403N (seminar) and TEAC 497N (student teaching)

Description: Analysis of the school programs. Education and curriculum, teacher certification, teach and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, method of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC403P
Student Teaching Seminar: Secondary Math

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both TEAC 403P (seminar) and TEAC 497P (student teaching)

Description: Analysis of the school programs. Education and curriculum, teacher certification, teach and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, method of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC403Q
Student Teaching Seminar: Middle School

Description: Analysis of the school programs. Education and curriculum, teacher certification, teach and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, method of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC403R
Student Teaching Seminar: Secondary Modern Language

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both TEAC 403R (seminar) and TEAC 497R (student teaching)

Description: Analysis of the school programs. Education and curriculum, teacher certification, teach and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, method of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC403V
Student Teaching Seminar: Secondary Science

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both TEAC 403V (seminar) and TEAC 497V (student teaching)

Description: Analysis of the school programs. Education and curriculum, teacher certification, teach and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, method of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC403W
Student Teaching Seminar: Secondary Social Science

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both TEAC 403W (seminar) and TEAC 497W (student teaching)

Description: Analysis of the school programs. Education and curriculum, teacher certification, teach and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, method of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC406
Improvement of Instruction in Elementary School Art

Prerequisites: 12 hrs education including TEAC 306 or equivalent; teaching experience or student teaching.

Description: Techniques, plans, and procedures for improving instruction in elementary school art. Current practices, issues, and trends; evaluation of instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC408
Improvement of Instruction in School MathematicsCrosslisted with TEAC 808

Description: Techniques, plans, and procedures for improving instruction in mathematics. Analysis of current instructional and supervisory practices. Evaluation of research and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC408A
Improvement of Instruction in School Mathematics Primary: K-3Crosslisted with TEAC 808A

Description: Techniques, plans, and procedures for improving instruction in mathematics. Analysis of current instructional and supervisory practices. Evaluation of research and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC408B
Improvement of Instruction in School Mathematics Elementary: 4-6Crosslisted with TEAC 808B

Description: Techniques, plans, and procedures for improving instruction in mathematics. Analysis of current instructional and supervisory practices. Evaluation of research and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC408E
Improvement of Instruction in School Mathematics Secondary: 7-12Crosslisted with TEAC 808E

Description: Techniques, plans, and procedures for improving instruction in mathematics. Analysis of current instructional and supervisory practices. Evaluation of research and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC408J
Improvement of Instruction in School Mathematics Special TopicsCrosslisted with TEAC 808J

Description: Techniques, plans, and procedures for improving instruction in mathematics. Analysis of current instructional and supervisory practices. Evaluation of research and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC410
Educational Program for Kindergarten ChildrenCrosslisted with TEAC 810

Description: Recent developments in education of children and their bearing on the selection and guidance of appropriate activities and materials for the kindergarten. Related functions of home, school, and other educational agencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC411
Reading Processes and PracticesCrosslisted with TEAC 811

Description: Overview of reading processes and programs with attention to strategies for comprehension and word identification, approaches, and materials. A. Teaching Reading B. Special Topics in Reading C. Response to Intervention - Reading

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

TEAC411A
Teaching ReadingCrosslisted with TEAC 811A

Description: Overview of reading processes and programs with attention to strategies for comprehension and word identification, approaches, and materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

TEAC411B
Special Topics in ReadingCrosslisted with TEAC 811B

Description: Overview of reading processes and programs with attention to strategies for comprehension and word identification, approaches, and materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

TEAC411C
Response to Intervention - ReadingCrosslisted with TEAC 811C

Description: Overview of reading processes and programs with attention to strategies for comprehension and word identification, approaches, and materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

TEAC412
Improvement of Instruction in Elementary School ScienceCrosslisted with TEAC 812

Prerequisites: 12 hrs education including TEAC 315 or permission; teaching experience or student teaching

Description: Techniques, plans, and procedures for improving instruction in elementary school science. Current practices, issues, and trends; evaluation of instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC413
Studies in Teaching English as a Second LanguageCrosslisted with TEAC 813

Description: Preparation for teaching K-12 learners whose language of nurture is not English.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-15
Max credits per semester:15
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-15

ACE:

TEAC413A
ESL: AcquisitionCrosslisted with TEAC 813A

Description: Preparation for teaching K-12 learners whose language of nurture is not English.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC413B
ESL: Teaching and CurriculumCrosslisted with TEAC 813B

Description: Preparation for teaching K-12 learners whose language of nurture is not English

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC413D
World Languages AssessmentCrosslisted with TEAC 813D

Description: Preparation for teaching K-12 learners whose language of nurture is not English

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC413E
Special Topics in Teaching ESLCrosslisted with TEAC 813E

Description: Preparation for teaching K-12 learners whose language of nurture is not English

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

TEAC413K
Linguistics for the ELL TeacherCrosslisted with TEAC 813K

Description: In Linguistics for the ELL Teachers, we will build our understanding of the English language from the perspective of the ESL/EFL learner. This course is designed for teachers of English learners at all levels. However, for those of you that teach other languages in a foreign or second language context, you can easily adapt what you learn to this context as well. The course will provide teachers with a basic understanding of how language works, and in particular, the structure of English. The main goal of this course is to make the ¿unconscious¿ knowledge of language conscious, and to be able to explain how English works skillfully and clearly to students.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:ESL and Linguistics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC413M
Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) in Content AreasCrosslisted with TEAC 813M

Description: Theory and pedagogy in the teaching of English Language Learners (ELLs) in course content areas at all levels of K-12 education. Identify and design linguistically and culturally responsive instruction for English learners in the disciplines (e.g. language arts, science, mathematics, social sciences).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC413P
Teaching English OverseasCrosslisted with TEAC 813P

Description: Methodologies for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) in international settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC416
Inclusive Early Childhood MethodsCrosslisted with TEAC 816

Prerequisites: Admission to the Inclusive Early Childhood Teacher Education Program; CYAF 270, 270L, 374, and 374L.

Description: The creation and practice of developmentally appropriate instruction in curricular areas for K to 3rd grades. Role of the teacher and/or facilitator in relationship to the primary curriculum and learning environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC416A
Literacy Methods for the Primary Student: K to 3rd

Description: The creation and practice of developmentally appropriate instruction in curricular areas for K to 3rd grades. Role of the teacher and/or facilitator in relationship to the primary curriculum and learning environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC416B
Social Studies and Science Methods for the Primary Student: K to 3rd

Description: The creation and practice of developmentally appropriate instruction in curricular areas for K to 3rd grades. Role of the teacher and/or facilitator in relationship to the primary curriculum and learning environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC416D
Inclusive Early Childhood Mathematics Methods for the Primary Student: K to 3rd

Description: The creation and practice of developmentally appropriate instruction in curricular areas for K to 3rd grades. Role of the teacher and/or facilitator in relationship to the primary curriculum and learning environment.

This course is a prerequisite for: MATH 300

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC418
Teaching Writing in K-12 SchoolsCrosslisted with TEAC 818

Description: Learning and teaching of writing with consideration given to developmental factors of children and adolescents.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC420
Teaching Foreign Language in the Elementary SchoolCrosslisted with TEAC 820

Description: Theory, research and practice of most recent foreign language models and strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC425
Coordination in Occupational Training ProgramsCrosslisted with TEAC 825, EDAD 825

Description: Foundation and scope of current and projected vocational cooperative education programs and general education work experience. Coordination techniques, selection and placement, instructional procedures, youth leadership activities, organization and administration, and evaluation of cooperative occupational education.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC429
Instructional CommunicationCrosslisted with COMM 427, COMM 827, TEAC 829

Prerequisites: COMM 101

Description: Advanced introductory course in instructional communication, focusing on understanding variables associated with the communication process in instructional settings and managing instructional communication more effectively. Provides an experimental and a cognitive understanding of the role of communication in the instructional process.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC430
Introduction to Philosophy of EducationCrosslisted with TEAC 830

Description: Fundamental ideas and skills that students can use to begin to form personal philosophical perspectives on education that can be justified intellectually, practically, and ethically. Using case studies of realistic school situations and the theoretical work of a range of writers in education, students explore conceptions of teaching, learning, curriculum, and the relationship between school and society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC431
Studies in the Foundations of EducationCrosslisted with TEAC 831

Description: Social and cultural analyses of curriculum, teaching, and education policy from disciplinary perspectives.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC431A
Studies in the Foundations of Education - The Anthropology of EducationCrosslisted with TEAC 831A

Description: Social and cultural analyses of curriculum, teaching, and education policy from disciplinary perspectives.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC431J
Studies in the Foundations of Education - Special TopicsCrosslisted with TEAC 831J

Description: Social and cultural analyses of curriculum, teaching, and education policy from disciplinary perspectives.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC432
Higher Education in AmericaCrosslisted with TEAC 832, EDAD 832

Description: History and development of America's colleges and universities and a study of some recent trends and problems in higher education.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC433
Comparative EducationCrosslisted with TEAC 833

Description: Foundations, trends, and problems of selected national systems of education as seen in cultural perspective.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC433A
Comparative Education SurveyCrosslisted with TEAC 833A

Description: Comparative Education investigates origins, goals, organization, challenges, and accomplishments of various countries' school systems with intentional comparisons to American practices. The 'A' format is a survey course that considers examples from all over the world. The 'B' format focuses on a single country (plus the U.S. for comparative purposes) and includes overseas travel-study (e.g., to South Korea, South Africa, or Chile) and visits to schools in the visited countries.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC433B
Comparative Education: Special Topics/Travel StudyCrosslisted with TEAC 833B

This course could be taken more than once for additional credits assuming the student uses it for travel-study to different places. For example, a student could not visit South Korea twice with the same professor teaching the same syllabus, but could visit South Korea once (as one 3-hour course) and South Africa (as another 3-hour course).

Description: Investigates origins, goals, organization, challenges, and accomplishments of various countries' school systems with intentional comparisons to American practices. The 'B' format focuses on a single country (plus the U.S. for comparative purposes) and includes overseas travel-study (e.g., to South Korea, South Africa, or Chile) and visits to schools in the visited countries.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3-9

ACE:

TEAC434
Ethics and EducationCrosslisted with TEAC 834

Description: Basic issues in ethics and education. Using theoretical material and case studies, students consider such ideas and issues as the nature of moral judgment, equality, justice, caring, and respect for persons, and discuss how educators might respond in ethically justifiable ways to difficult situations they may encounter.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC436
Latin American EducationCrosslisted with TEAC 836

Prerequisites: 12 hours education, social sciences, or Latin American Studies; or permission.

Description: Survey of contemporary practices and problems in Latin American education, with special emphasis on the role of education in the national development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC437
Democracy and Education

Description: Democracy and how educational institutions and practices might facilitate or hinder democratic process and aims. The fact of cultural and moral pluralism in the United States, and to the educational responses to pluralism that are possible and appropriate in a polity that aims to be democratic. A range of stances on these issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC438
Linguistics for the Classroom School TeacherCrosslisted with TEAC 838

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Description: Analysis of various aspects of linguistic study including dialects, usage, modern grammar, semantics, lexicography, etc., and their application in the K-12 school English classroom. Investigation and clarification of language concepts and the development of teaching materials that can be used in the classroom.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC439
Literature for AdolescentsCrosslisted with TEAC 839

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Description: Wide range of young adult literature available for use in schools. Critical and rhetorical tools for responding to a variety of literary texts and techniques for eliciting a wider range of responses to literature; consideration for readers aged 11-16.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC441
Content Area Reading, Grades 4-12Crosslisted with TEAC 841

Description: Simultaneous teaching of academic content and functional teaching of reading in the content areas; assessment of comprehension, vocabulary/concept attainment; analyses of text; improvement of content area learning through reading/writing development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC443
Career and Technical Education: Curriculum Issues

Description: Curriculum issues in Career and Technical Education courses using instructional technology. Subject integration, application of standards, use of Web-based resources and resource management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC444
Career and Technical Education: Technology Issues

Description: Technology issues and the impact on society of access, privacy, confidentiality, ethics and emerging technologies; professional attitude and responsibility in using technology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC446
The Middle Level Program

Description: Culminating professional course in a program for the preparation of middle level educators. Best practices in middle level education; history and philosophy of middle level education; interdisciplinary team planning; and teacher-based advising.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC446A
The Middle Level CurriculumCrosslisted with TEAC 846A

Description: Explores the six content areas found in most middle level curricula: Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Reading and Language Arts. Subject area content and pedagogy appropriate for young adolescents (10-14 years) and how the subject content areas can be integrated in the classroom. Required for all Elementary Education majors on the Middle Level Pathway advising sheet and secondary Special Education majors.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC447
Middle Level Teacher-Based Advising

Description: Reading, discussion and research of program designs, content and pedagogies for teacher-based advising for transescent students. Experimental programs and methods for improving student continuous progress and career exploration.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC449
Teaching the Transescent Student

Description: Knowledge of the instructional methodology which most accurately supports the learning of the middle level student. Review of the recognized theories and plans for instructing the 10-14 year old student forms the basis for this undergraduate, core middle level teacher education course.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC450
American Cultural Perspectives through Popular Music and GuitarCrosslisted with MUED 450, MUED 850, MUNM 450, TEAC 850

Description: Exploration of the historical, social and cultural context of late 19th and 20th century America through learning to play jazz and popular music on the guitar to provide an authentic, performance-based encounter in music.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Music for Non-majors
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 5 Humanities

TEAC451
Learning and Teaching Principles and PracticesCrosslisted with TEAC 851

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; completion of 80 percent of subject-area course work with a 2.5 GPA or better.

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

TEAC451I
Learning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary ArtCrosslisted with TEAC 851I

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

TEAC451K
Learning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Career and Technical Education

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; completion of 80 percent of subject-area course work with a 2.5 GPA or better.

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines. Procedures for writing, selecting and organizing subject matter for instruction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

TEAC451L
Learning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Methods of Teaching Information Technology

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC451N
Learning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary Language ArtsCrosslisted with TEAC 851N

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

TEAC451O
Learning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Marketing Education

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC451P
Learning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary MathematicsCrosslisted with TEAC 851P

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; completion of 80 percent of subject-area course work with a 2.5 GPA or better.

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines. Innovative methodology and planning, teaching, and evaluating math lessons for diverse learners.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

TEAC451R
Learning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary Modern LanguagesCrosslisted with TEAC 851R

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

TEAC451V
Learning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary ScienceCrosslisted with TEAC 851V

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; completion of 80 percent of subject-area course work with a 2.5 GPA or better. Parallel with TEAC 397V.

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines. Investigates issues in secondary science learning and teaching with emphasis on contextualized practice in each field as well as interdisciplinary approaches to planning, research, testing, laboratory safety, and the affective and cognitive needs of diverse learners.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

TEAC451W
Learning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary Social ScienceCrosslisted with TEAC 851W

Description: Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

TEAC452
Curriculum Principles and PracticesCrosslisted with TEAC 852

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; completion of 80 percent of subject-area course work with 2.5 GPA or better.

Description: Focus on practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC452I
Curriculum Principles and Practices Secondary ArtCrosslisted with TEAC 852I

Description: Focus on practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC452J
Curriculum Principles and Practices - Business Education

Description: Focus on practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC452M
Curriculum Principles and Practices - Industrial Education

Description: Focus on practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC452N
Curriculum Principles and Practices Secondary LanguageCrosslisted with TEAC 852N

Description: Focus on practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC452P
Curriculum Principles and Practices Secondary MathematicsCrosslisted with TEAC 852P

Description: Focus on practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC452R
Curriculum Principles and Practices Secondary Modern LanguagesCrosslisted with TEAC 852R

Description: Focus on practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC452V
Curriculum Principles and Practices Secondary ScienceCrosslisted with TEAC 852V

Description: Focus on practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC452W
Curriculum Principles and Practices Secondary Social ScienceCrosslisted with TEAC 852W

Description: Focus on practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC453
The Middle Level Professional Methods

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Description: Development of competence in planning, teaching, classroom management and assessment. Covers the scope, content, and organization of curriculum and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

TEAC453I
The Middle Level Professional Methods: Art

Description: Development of competence in planning, teaching, classroom management and assessment. Covers the scope, content, and organization of curriculum and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC453N
The Middle Level Professional Methods: Language Arts

Description: Development of competence in planning, teaching, classroom management and assessment. Covers the scope, content, and organization of curriculum and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC453P
The Middle Level Professional Methods Math

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both TEAC 453P and TEAC 453T

Description: Development of competence in planning, teaching, classroom management and assessment. Covers the scope, content, and organization of curriculum and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC453T
The Middle Level Professional Methods: Reading

Description: Development of competence in planning, teaching, classroom management and assessment. Covers the scope, content, and organization of curriculum and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC453V
The Middle Level Professional Methods: Science

Description: Development of competence in planning, teaching, classroom management and assessment. Covers the scope, content, and organization of curriculum and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC453W
The Middle Level Professional Methods: Social Science

Description: Development of competence in planning, teaching, classroom management and assessment. Covers the scope, content, and organization of curriculum and instructional materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TEAC454
Literature in EducationCrosslisted with TEAC 854

Description: Comparative analyses of literature and the role of the reader as meaning maker in educational settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3-9

ACE:

TEAC454A
Literature in Education: Literary Response and AnalysisCrosslisted with TEAC 854A

Description: Comparative analyses of literature and the role of the reader as meaning maker in educational settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC454B
Literature in Education: Multiethnic Literature for Children and AdolescentsCrosslisted with TEAC 854B

Description: Comparative analyses of literature and the role of the reader as meaning maker in educational settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC454E
Literature in Education: Special Topics

Description: Comparative analyses of literature and the role of the reader as meaning maker in educational settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC480
Teaching with TechnologyCrosslisted with TEAC 880

Description: Survey and analysis of the application of technology to improve teaching. Research and related literature on learning, teaching and curriculum, and the critical application of technology and the development of teaching strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC480A
Teaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional TechnologyCrosslisted with TEAC 880A

Description: Survey and analysis of the application of technology to improve teaching. Research and related literature on learning, teaching and curriculum, and the critical application of technology and the development of teaching strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC480B
Teaching with Technology: Designing Instructional Technology K-12Crosslisted with EDAD 880B, TEAC 880B

Description: Survey and analysis of the application of technology to improve teaching. Research and related literature on learning, teaching and curriculum, and the critical application of technology and the development of teaching strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC480E
Teaching with Technology: Instructional Technology in MathematicsCrosslisted with TEAC 880E

Description: Survey and analysis of the application of technology to improve teaching. Research and related literature on learning, teaching and curriculum, and the critical application of technology and the development of teaching strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC480J
Teaching with Technology: Instructional Technology in Language ArtsCrosslisted with TEAC 880J

Description: Survey and analysis of the application of technology to improve teaching. Research and related literature on learning, teaching and curriculum, and the critical application of technology and the development of teaching strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC480K
Teaching with Technology: Instructional Technology in ScienceCrosslisted with TEAC 880K

Description: Survey and analysis of the application of technology to improve teaching. Research and related literature on learning, teaching and curriculum, and the critical application of technology and the development of teaching strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC480L
Teaching with Technology: Instructional Technology in Social SciencesCrosslisted with TEAC 880L

Description: Survey and analysis of the application of technology to improve teaching. Research and related literature on learning, teaching and curriculum, and the critical application of technology and the development of teaching strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC480M
Teaching with Technology: Technology Supported Assessment and EvaluationCrosslisted with TEAC 880M

Description: Survey and analysis of the application of technology to improve teaching. Research and related literature on learning, teaching and curriculum, and the critical application of technology and the development of teaching strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC480N
Teaching with Technology: Web TeachingCrosslisted with TEAC 880N

Description: Survey and analysis of the application of technology to improve teaching. Research and related literature on learning, teaching and curriculum, and the critical application of technology and the development of teaching strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC480P
Teaching with Technology: Special TopicsCrosslisted with TEAC 880P

Description: Survey and analysis of the application of technology to improve teaching. Research and related literature on learning, teaching and curriculum, and the critical application of technology and the development of teaching strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TEAC482
Instructional Applications of Computers-PracticumCrosslisted with TEAC 882

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: A task-oriented practicum for the demonstration of fluency with advanced technology and the application of instructional design to the development of educational resources. Supervised tasks centered experiences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TEAC490
Workshop Seminar
Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

TEAC491
Professional Practicum in Postsecondary Education

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences at postsecondary or adult levels, in public or private schools or agencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC495
Independent Study
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

TEAC496
Problems in Secondary Education

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Opportunities for experienced teachers and administrators to develop plans, procedures, or experiments directed to the improvement of the curriculum or administration of the secondary school.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

TEAC497A
Student Teaching Elementary (K-6)

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497B
Student Teaching Elementary Art

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497E
Student Teaching English as a Second Language

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-14
Max credits per semester:14
Max credits per degree:14
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-14

ACE:

TEAC497G
Student Teaching Elementary Foreign Language

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497I
Student Teaching Secondary Art

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497J
Student Teaching - Secondary Business Education

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497M
Student Teaching: Secondary Industrial Education

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497N
Student Teaching: Secondary Language Arts

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497O
Student Teaching: Secondary Marketing Education

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497P
Student Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497Q
Student Teaching Middle School

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497R
Student Teaching Secondary Modern Language

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497V
Student Teaching Secondary Science

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497W
Student Teaching Secondary Social Science

Prerequisites: Admission by application; completion of all required methods courses and practica with minimum grades of C+ (2.33) per course.

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

TEAC497Y
Student Teaching Mainstreaming

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TEAC497Z
Student Teaching MulticulturalCrosslisted with NUTR 497Z, SPED 497Z

Description: Supervised teaching experiences in schools. Accompanying seminar focuses on: teacher certification, teacher and student rights and responsibilities, proper conduct of teachers, selected legal aspects of education, methods of communicating with parents and community members, and current issues which impact education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TEAC498
Problems in Elementary EducationCrosslisted with TEAC 898

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Opportunities to develop plans, procedures, experiments, and models directed to the improvement of elementary school education on an independent study basis.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

TEAC499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


 

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
12 HR TERM 1
ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 254
3hr

ACE 4 Sciences

ACE 6 Social SciencesCritical
complete either EDPS 250 or CYAF 160
3hr
C
EDPS 250 or CYAF 160 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

Other Required CoursesCritical
complete SPED 201
3hr
C
SPED 201 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.
17 HR TERM 2
ACE 2 Communication Skill

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from MATH 104, MATH 106, MATH 203, STAT 218
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
3hr

Professional PracticumCritical
complete TEAC 297A
1hr
C
TEAC 297A becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the third term of enrollment.

Other Required CoursesCritical
complete SLPA 251, SPED 212
7hr
C
19 HR TERM 3
ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

History
3hr

Science Course/Lab

Pre Professional Educ
complete TEAC 331
3hr
C
TEAC 331 also fulfills the ACE 8 requirement.

Other Required CoursesCritical
complete SPED 310, SPED 472
6hr
C
16 HR TERM 4
Required Math Course
complete MATH 300
3hr

Methods Courses
complete SPED 454, TEAC 308
6hr
C+

Instructional Technology
complete TEAC 259A
2hr
C

Professional Practicum
complete TEAC 297B
1hr
C+

Professional Practicum
complete TEAC 297E
2hr

Methods Course
complete TEAC 317
2hr
C+
19 HR TERM 5
Professional Education
9hr
C+

Professional Practicum
complete TEAC 397A
3hr
C+

Instr Tech Practicum
complete TEAC 259B
1hr
C

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete TEAC 330
3hr
C

Methods Courses
complete TEAC 302
3hr
C+
18 HR TERM 6
Required Math Course
complete MATH 302
3hr

Methods Courses
complete TEAC 307, TEAC 315
6hr
C+

Geography/Political Sci

Advanced Literature

Other Required CoursesCritical
complete EDPS 362
3hr
C
15 HR TERM 7
Methods Courses
4hr
C+

Required Course
complete SPED 480
3hr
C+

Required Courses
complete TEAC 380
2hr
C+

Professional Practicum
complete SPED 397
3hr

Methods Courses
complete TEAC 305
3hr
C+
13 HR TERM 8
Student Teaching
10hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone Course
complete TEAC 403A
3hr
C+
Graduation Requirements
  1. 2.50 GPA required for Graduation.
  2. 30 of the last 36 hours must be taken at UNL, UNO, or UNK.
  3. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***