Course Number
Course Name and Description
Linked to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Hours

FALL SEMESTER

ELEMECML 6201 Issues and Trends in Curriculum
Course Description: Current ideas influencing the planning and implementation of curriculum.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3
EDPSYCH 6214 Foundations of Instructional Psychology
Course Description:  Study of factors involved in designing and implementing effective instructional environments.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3

OR

SOCFOUND 6234 Philosophy of Education
Course Description:
Analytical study of major philosophical viewpoints of modern education, emphasis on professional problems of education and the development of educational principles.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3

SPRING SEMESTER
ELEMECML 6242 Analysis and Improvement of Science Instruction in the Elementary School
Course Description: Application of current research and national standards regarding attitudes, process skills, inquiry, and essential knowledge to the analysis and improvement of science curriculum including the learning cycle, unifying themes, creativity, differentiated instruction, and authentic assessment.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3
ELEMECML 4141/5141 Integrated Activities in Elementary School Science and Mathematics
Course Description: Activity based on pedagogical investigation of manipulative materials and activities used in elementary science and mathematics followed by critical analysis using task analysis and research investigations.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3

OR

ELEMECML 6204 Curriculum Construction
Course Description: Role of the classroom teacher in curriculum development projects, focusing on educational change process, procedures, and product evaluation.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3

SUMMER SESSION

ELEMECML 6243Analysis and Improvement of Social Studies Instruction in the Elementary School
Course Description: Assists teacher in exploring historical and current practices in social studies to create new approaches by using available resources and ideas.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3
MEASRES 6205 Educational Research
Course Description: Evaluation of educational research concepts, including purposes, hypotheses, principles of research design, data collection, and interpretation of results.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3

FALL SEMESTER

LITED 6212 Methods and Materials in Literacy Education
Course Description:  Integrated approach to language learning within and across grades K-12, with a strong emphasis on reading and writing connections within content areas and across children’s and young adult literature.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3
INSTTECH 6232 Selection and Integration of Materials
Course Description:  Evaluation of the instructional setting along with the procedures for selection and integration of materials.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3
SPRING SEMESTER
ELEMECML 6286 Studies in Elementary Education
Course Description: Focused on reading, analyzing and interpreting scholarly writing in self-identified areas of interest for purposes of extended professional development.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
3
ELEMECML 6289 Seminar in Education
Course Description: Assists teachers in exploring best practices in classroom teaching.  It will also assist participants in selecting and developing a topic for the paper/project as required for the M.A. in elementary education.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
2
ELEMECML 6299 Research
Course Description: Assists with designing, implementing and completing a research paper reflecting the student's academic and professional interests. The research paper requires students to demonstrate the ability to review literature, create an effective research topic and question, develop an appropriate response to the question, critically engage in the research process and summarize their findings in an appropriate and effective manner.
Course Goals Aligned to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
1