Educational Technology 3 credit hours
This class is a survey of the field of educational technology. It surveys the pedagogical applications of widely used media, materials and technology that form part of the knowledge and skills that modern teachers should possess to instruct students in the classroom. Reviewing websites, selecting software, surfing the internet, construction of classroom web pages and using other Internet protocols and software to supplement classroom instruction are all possess that modern teachers should be familiar with and be able to handle well to enhance their teaching skills.
The Middle School 3 credit hours
Provides students with a conceptual framework and a practical guide for teaching in the middle school. The objectives of this course are to understand the differences between middle school and junior high; to explore the history of the Middle School Movement; to become familiar with defining characteristics of middle schools; and to study the behaviors and learning of middle school students. This course includes a field experience component.
The Modern Secondary School 3 credit hours
This course provides students with a conceptual framework and a practical guide for teaching a variety of courses at the secondary school level. The course features a study of current methods and materials for approved subject areas in secondary school. Emphasis is placed on planning for instruction, the selection and implementation of appropriate teaching models, instructional materials, instructional delivery, and evaluation techniques. Field Hours Required.
Modern Elementary School 3 credit hours
This course seeks to explore and analyze contrasting strategies for the instruction and assessment of elementary school students as well as to examine the infusion of technology and software applications into student instruction and assessment. Students will research and compare and contrast curriculum standards for Kentucky and other states. New and innovative practices for effective and appropriate classroom, school-wide, and district policies will also be examined. Attention will focus on reducing the achievement gap between sub-populations. Required for all elementary majors.
Research Methods in Education 3 credit hours
Introduction to research in education, the purpose of research and ethical considerations, and identification of appropriate research methods and interpretation of findings. Standards for written reviews of literature.
Advanced Human Behavior 3 credit hours
Study of the lifespan from conception to young adulthood is studied with emphasis upon biological, intellectual, and psychosocial development. Also included are units on exceptional pupils and understanding of multicultural education. Required for all Masters Degree programs.
Instructional Design and Curriculum 3 credit hours
Focuses on lesson plan development and design. Included are teaching strategies for diverse populations, accommodations for special needs students. This course will also incorporate the use of current Kentucky Teacher Internship Program’s Teacher Performance Assessment documents. Particular attention will be paid to KERA Initiatives, Program of Study Core Content, and curriculum alignment from Objectives, activities, and procedures through assessment. This course includes a field experience component.
Classroom Management and Discipline 3 credit hours
This course is designed to assist teachers in learning the theoretical foundations and practical application of effective classroom management and discipline systems. Learning activities will direct participants toward assessing classroom behavior management needs and planning for progress based on the application of concepts and skills presented in the course. In collaborative teams, discussion and group activities, participants will clarify course concepts and consider how they are or are not appropriate for their own teaching situations. Course participants will also be directed to compare and contrast Glasser’s Choice Theory to other well known models of classroom management. Participants will then determine which approach, or combination of approaches; best fits their teaching situation.
EDUC/EDOL 639 Seminar
Methodology of Teaching 3 credit hours
A seminar approach to the methods of teaching, providing students with an opportunity to explore in-depth particular problems associated with methodology; individual demonstration, oral reports, and group discussion pertinent to areas of specialization. An emphasis of study of the Reflective Model and the Kentucky Internship Program is included.
Supervised Student Teaching 6 credit hours
Actual classroom teaching under supervision of cooperating schools in elementary, middle or secondary area. The college professor will direct the student teaching and provide in-class time for study, analysis, and reflection. This course has a $200 fee. Pre-requisite: passing appropriate PRAXIS scores, GPA 3.0.
Practicum in Education 3 credit hours
This practicum course is designed for those students completing the MAT degree and currently working in a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school. The college professor will direct the practicum and provide in-class time for study, analysis, and reflection. This course has a $75 fee. Pre-requisite: Passing appropriate PRAXIS scores; GPA 3.0.