2013 DMACC Cohort - 2+2 Elementary Education (BA)

Tentative course schedule

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Spring 2013

INSTTECH 1031 Educational Technology and Design -- 3 unit(s)

Selection and use of various educational technologies within an instructional design framework. Includes the design and production of media and the operation of hardware and software for Pre-K-8 educational use.

HPELS 2045 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers -- 3 unit(s)

Methods and materials in health education and physical education appropriate for children. No credit for students with credit in HPE 3135 (410:135) or PEMES 2045 (420:045). No credit given to Physical Education or Health Education majors or minors. Prerequisite(s): EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030).

Summer 2013

LITED 3115 Methods of Teaching Early Literacy -- 3 unit(s)

Reading and writing instruction in grades PK-3, with an emphasis on integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as integration across content areas. Prerequisite(s): Registration requires admission to Teacher Education program. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): LITED 1044 (230:044). Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.

ELEMECML 4123/5123 Expressive Arts in the Elementary School -- 3 unit(s)

Integration of the creative arts: art, music, drama and media as utilized for strengthening and enriching content across the curriculum of the elementary classroom. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.

TEACHING 4170/5170 Human Relations: Awareness and Application -- 3 unit(s)

Development of awareness of various societal subgroups, recognizing and dealing with dehumanizing biases and learning to relate effective to various groups in order to foster respect for human diversity. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships with others and integrated into one's professional responsibilities. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.

Fall 2013

MEASRES 3150 Classroom Assessment -- 2 unit(s)

Introduction to classroom assessment. Topics include: principles of preparation and appropriate use of teacher-constructed assessment instruments; methods of reporting assessment information; and purposes and interpretation of standardized test scores. Prerequisite(s): EDPSYCH 2017; EDPSYCH 2030. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): EDPSYCH 3128; EDPSYCH 3148.

ELEMECML 4150/5150 Elementary Curriculum -- 3 unit(s)

Recent trends in the curriculum for children in grades K-6. Prerequisite(s): completion of Level I of the Professional Education Requirements - Elementary Education; junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): Level II of the Professional Education Requirements.

EDPSYCH 3128 Field Experience: Teacher as Change Agent -- 1 unit(s)

Direct experiences to increase understanding of learning process and apply skills for facilitating the process; may include motivation, classroom management and teaching strategies. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): EDPSYCH 2017; EDPSYCH 2030; or equivalents. Corequisite(s):
EDPSYCH 3148; MEASRES 3150.

Spring 2014

CAP 3140 Environment, Technology and Society -- 2 unit(s)

Emphasis on relationships and interactions of physical, biological, technological and cultural components of environment. Study of selected interdisciplinary problems. Elaborates on student's previous university experience and develops environmental literacy. Prerequisite(s): student must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and Mathematics; completion of both Liberal Arts Core Life Sciences and Physical Sciences requirements; junior standing.

MATH 2204 Mathematical Reasoning for Teaching II -- 3 unit(s)

SOCFOUND 3119 Schools and American Society -- 3 unit(s)

Relationship of schools and American society from sociological, historical, philosophical, political and economic perspectives. Focus on central characteristics of the educational system and influence of these on teachers as professionals and teaching as a profession. Prerequisite(s): EDPSYCH 3128; EDPSYCH 3148; MEASRES 3150.

Summer 2014

ELEMECML 3164 Teaching Elementary School Social Studies -- 3 unit(s)

Basic methods and materials for teaching the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in history, geography, political science/civic literacy, economics and behavioral sciences. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4150/5150 (210:152g) or ELEMECML 4151/5151 (210:151g); junior standing. Registration requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.

LITED 3116 Methods of Teaching Content Literacy in the Intermediate Grades -- 3 unit(s)

Reading and writing instruction in grades 3-6, with an emphasis on integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as integration across content areas. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4150/5150 (210:152g); LITED 1044 (230:044); junior standing. Requires admission to teacher education program. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): LITED 3115 (230:115). Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.

TEACHING 4170/5170 Human Relations: Awareness and Application -- 3 unit(s)

Development of awareness of various societal subgroups, recognizing and dealing with dehumanizing biases and learning to relate effective to various groups in order to foster respect for human diversity. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships with others and integrated into one's professional responsibilities. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.

Fall 2014

ELEMECML 3120 Classroom Management K-8 -- 3 unit(s)

Focus on skills needed to plan, organize, manage, implement, and evaluate appropriate instruction in the elementary classroom. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4150/5150 (210:152g); junior standing. Registration requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.

ELEMECML 3161 Teaching Elementary School Science -- 3 unit(s)

Investigation of current textbook series, trends, teaching materials, and appropriate instructional strategies for contemporary elementary school science programs. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4150/5150 (210:152g) or ELEMECML 4151/5151 (210:151g); junior standing. Registration requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.

MATH 3203 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School -- 3 unit(s)

Effective instructional models and strategies for teaching elementary school mathematics; involves selecting and designing mathematical tasks, creating an environment, and orchestrating discourse. Using and supplementing mathematics materials within a sound psychological framework for making instructional decisions. Prerequisite(s): MATH 3204; UNI and cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better; full admission to teacher education is required.

Spring 2015

TEACHING 3134 Elementary Teaching -- 4-12 unit(s)

Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Provides the student the opportunity to experience, in depth, the full role and meaning of teaching in a school setting. Experiences include planning and organizing for instruction, developing classroom teaching competencies and skills, evaluating pupil progress, participating in extra-class activities, working with special school personnel, and utilizing school and community resources in the instructional program. Prerequisite(s): completion of Levels I and II of the Professional Education Requirements.

-- 12 unit(s)
2 eight-week elementary placements

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