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Courses at the 400-level

FNED 403: Advanced Issues in Youth Development

Students will synthesize skills, knowledge, and competencies necessary for success in youth development work.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FNED 352; NSPT 403 [may be taken concurrently].
SED 406: Instructional Methods, Design, and Technology

Students learn the fundamentals of lesson design and methods for integrating instructional technology to enhance content area teaching and learning. Students design and present model lessons in a laboratory setting.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • admission to a secondary education teacher preparation program or consent of department chair
SED 407: Instructional Methods, Design, and Literacy

Students explore research-based reading and writing strategies for secondary education content teaching and apply these strategies by designing and presenting literacy instruction in a field-based setting.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SED 406 (with minimum grade of B-) and fulfillment of retention requirements, or consent of department chair.
SED 411: Content and Pedagogy in Secondary Education

Students examine principles, methods, content, and curriculum in the content area and prepare lessons and units that incorporate the needs of diverse learners and effective assessment strategies.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SED 407 (with minimum grade of B-), concurrent enrollment in SED 412, and fulfillment of retention requirements.
SED 412: Field Practicum in Secondary Education

Teacher candidates, under the supervision of college and clinical instructors, plan, develop, and implement lesson plans within middle/secondary clinical settings, drawing on content developed in SED 411.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SED 407 (with minimum grade of B-), concurrent enrollment in SED 411, and fulfillment of retention requirements
SED 421: Student Teaching in the Secondary School

In this culminating field experience, candidates complete a teaching experience in a middle or senior high school under the supervision of cooperating teachers and college supervisors. This is a full-semester assignment. Graded S, U.
10 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • approved Preparing to Teach Portfolio
  • and a negative result from the required tuberculin test
  • graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 a full semester prior to student teaching
  • undergraduate and second degree students must complete the community service requirement; passing score(s) on the Praxis II
  • undergraduate, second degree, and RITE students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 a full semester prior to student teaching
  • a recommendation from the practicum instructor
  • prior to student teaching; satisfactory completion of all courses in the major prior to student teaching
  • concurrent enrollment in SED 422
  • completion of all program requirements and all required education courses, with a minimum grade of B
SED 422: Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education

This is an integrative and culminating experience in the professional program in secondary education. Students reflect on their initial experience as classroom teachers.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in Concurrent enrollment in SED 421
SED 444: Teaching Adolescent Literature

This is a blending of the academic appreciation of young adult literature with pedagogical strategies for its classroom use. Students read widely in the field and develop individualized demonstration projects for use in the secondary English class.
3 credit hours

SED 445: The Teaching of Writing in Secondary Schools

Study includes the evaluation of aims and objectives, selection and organization of content, principles and methods of writing instruction, and current research and practice in the teaching of writing.
3 credit hours

SED 461: Latinos in the United States

Students are introduced to the experiences and perspectives of Latinos in the United States. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: Anthropology 461, Secondary Education 461, or Social Science 461.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 60 earned credits and any course in a social or behavioral science
  • or consent of department chair
SED 490: Directed Study I

Students develop a proposal that includes a description and rationale for their research project, a literature review, methodologies for data collection and analysis, a time line, and a plan for presenting their findings.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • acceptance into the educational studies honors program
SED 491: Directed Study II

Students complete the research project begun in SED 490.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SED 490 and good standing in the educational studies honors program
TECH 400: Technological Enterprise

The organization, management, and operation of a technological enterprise are examined. Students design, produce, and evaluate a product and organize, staff, and operate an enterprise.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 200 or 202
TECH 406: Methods in Technology Education

Students are introduced to a variety of teaching strategies involved in the daily instruction of technology education. Included are support materials and evaluation tools.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 300, with minimum grade of B-
  • completion of at least 18 credit hours of content area courses, with minimum GPA of 2.75 in these courses
  • admission to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and to the technology education teacher preparation program
  • or consent of department chair
TECH 407: Practicum in Elementary Technology Education (Grades K through Six)

Strategies for presenting technological topics and learning activities at the elementary school level are introduced. Topics include theory, activity safety, and the development of elementary integration activities.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 300, with minimum grade of B-
  • TECH 406, with minimum grade of B- and positive recommendation from the instructor
  • Minimum grade of C in all content area courses, unless otherwise required
  • completion of at least 55 credit hours of required and cognate courses in the major, or consent of department chair
  • minimum grade of C in all content area courses, unless otherwise required
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • minimum GPA of 2.75 in content area
TECH 408: Practicum in Technology Education (Grades Seven through Twelve)

Three major instructional units in technology education are presented. Topics include the principles and practices of technology education, selected technology learning activities, and laboratory planning and management concepts.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the technology education teacher preparation program
TECH 421: Student Teaching in Technology Education

In this culminating field experience, candidates complete a teaching experience in a middle or senior high school under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and college supervisor. This is a full-semester assignment. Graded S, U.
10 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TECH 407 and 408, with a minimum grade of B- and positive recommendations from the instructors
  • concurrent enrollment in TECH 422
  • completion of all required education courses, with a minimum grade of B- (except CEP 315)
  • completion of all content area courses, with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 a full semester prior to student teaching
  • passing score(s) on the Praxis II, approved Preparing to Teach Portfolio
  • completion of the community service requirement
  • a negative result from the required tuberculin test
TECH 422: Student Teaching Seminar in Technology Education

Teacher behaviors appropriate to effective teaching are developed. Topics include classroom and time management, effective communication, learning styles, and teaching strategies. This seminar meets weekly.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • concurrent enrollment in TECH 421
TECH 430: Internship in Applied Technology

Exploratory internships offered for the purpose of professional development and advancing career goals. Learning experiences in work environments help students transition from the role of student to the professional.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Senior standing
  • All content courses must be completed
  • 27 credits in content area
  • 2.75 GPA in content area
TECH 431: Capstone Design Project

This is a project completed under the direction of a faculty member. Students will design, model, test, and report results of their project.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Senior standing
  • All content courses must be completed
  • 27 credits in content area
  • 2.75 GPA in content area
TECH 450: Topics Course on Technology Education


3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Certification in technology education
  • or consent of the department chair
TECH 480: Workshop on Technology Education


3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or consent of the department chair
TESL 439: Language Acquisition and Learning


3 credit hours

TESL 449: Current Issues in English as a Second Language


3 credit hours

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