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ELM-200҂: 

Child and Early Adolescent Development and Psychology 

4 credits 

Teacher candidates survey how children and early adolescents grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas while understanding the implications for designing and implementing developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. This survey of the seminal concepts, principles, theories, and research related to development of children and young adolescents allows teacher candidates to build foundational knowledge for constructing learning opportunities that support individual student’s development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

ELM-210: 

Instructional Planning and Assessments for Elementary Teacher Candidates 

4 credits 

Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge on planning instruction and formal and informal assessment strategies. Teacher candidates will examine instructional planning based on knowledge of students, learning theory, connection across the curriculum, curricular goals, and community. Formal and informal assessment strategies for planning, evaluating, and strengthening instruction for elementary students are also examined. Focused attention is upon children’s informational text. Practicum/field experience hours: 5. Fingerprint clearance required. 

ELM-250Δ҂: 

Creating and Managing Engaging Learning Environments 

4 credits 

In this writing intensive course, teacher candidates examine how to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and encourage students’ positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge regarding the importance of establishing and maintaining positive collaborative relationships with families, school colleagues, and agencies in the larger community to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, physical growth, and well-being of children. Practicum/field experience hours: 5. Fingerprint clearance required. 

 

 

ELM-305: 

Foundational Literacy Skills and Phonics 

4 credits 

Teacher candidates will examine how to teach foundational skills to develop proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend texts across a range of texts and disciplines. Teacher candidates will build additional knowledge regarding print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, and fluency to promote early literacy and independent readers. Practicum/field experience hours: 20. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ELM-210 or ECS-125. 

ELM-350: 

Methods & Strategies of Teaching & Integrating Social Studies & the Arts 

4 credits 

Teacher candidates will examine a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of the major concepts and modes of inquiry from the integrated study of history, geography, the social sciences and other related areas. Teacher candidates will build foundational knowledge on promoting elementary students’ abilities to make informed decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world. Teacher candidates will integrate the content, functions and achievements of the performing and visual arts as primary media for communication, inquiry and engagement among elementary students. Practicum/field experience hours: 10. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ELM-210. 

ELM-360: 

Methods and Strategies of Teaching and Integrating Science and Health 

4 credits 

Teacher candidates will examine fundamental concepts of physical, life, earth/space sciences and health education. Teacher candidates will build foundational knowledge on a variety of age-appropriate inquiry-based instructional strategies to teach science, to build student understanding of personal and social applications, to convey the nature of science, and student development for the practice of skills that contribute to good health. Practicum/field experience hours: 10. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ELM-210. 

ELM-490: 

Student Teaching for Elementary Education Teacher Candidates 

8 credits 

Teacher candidates are engaged in the student teaching experience that includes practical classroom experiences, research, analysis, and teaching to support the creation of a Teacher Work Sample (TWS). Fingerprint clearance required. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses in POS and content area; a 2.8 GPA; successful completion of NES or your state’s mandated content area exams; and approval and placement by the College of Education Office of Clinical Practice. All paperwork for student teaching must be submitted by the due date the semester prior to student teaching. 

 

ELM-500: 

Child and Early Adolescent Development and Psychology 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates survey how children and early adolescents grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas while understanding the implications for designing and implementing developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. This survey of the seminal concepts, principles, theories, and research related to development of children and young adolescents will allow teacher candidates to build foundational knowledge for constructing learning opportunities that support individual students’ development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

ELM-505TE: 

Foundational Literacy Skills and Phonics 

3 credits 

Candidates will examine tools and strategies for effective research-based phonics instruction. Topics include assessment in and instruction of phonemes, phonemic awareness, graphemes, phonics, spelling, and word recognition for reading and writing. The relation of deficits in phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, and word recognition to reading disabilities will also be explored. 

ELM-510: 

Creating and Managing Engaging Learning Environments 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine how to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self- motivation. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge regarding the importance of establishing and maintaining positive collaborative relationships with families, school colleagues, and agencies in the larger community to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, physical growth, and well-being of children. Practicum/field experience hours: 6. Fingerprint clearance required. 

ELM-510TE: 

Creating and Managing Engaging Learning Environments 

3 credits 

Educators examine how to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self- motivation. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge regarding the importance of establishing and maintaining positive collaborative relationships with families, school colleagues, and agencies in the larger community to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, physical growth, and well-being of children. 

 

ELM-520: 

Instructional Planning for Elementary Teacher Candidates 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine how instructional planning supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of students and the community context. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge regarding the importance of planning instruction based on knowledge of students, learning theory, connection across the curriculum, curricular goals, and community, with focused attention upon children’s informational text. Practicum/field experience hours: 6. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

ELM-525: 

Middle Grade Curriculum and Instructional Planning 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine how instructional planning supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of students and the community context. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge regarding the importance of planning instruction based on knowledge of students, learning theory, connection across the curriculum, curricular goals, and community, with focused attention upon middle grade curriculum. Practicum/field experience hours: 6. 

ELM-530: 

Assessment and Evaluation for Elementary Teacher Candidates 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates investigate multiple methods of assessment that support student engagement, monitoring student progress, and guiding decision making. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge regarding formal and informal assessment strategies for planning, evaluating, and strengthening instruction to promote continuous intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of each elementary student. Practicum/field experience hours: 6. Fingerprint clearance not required. Prerequisite: ELM-520. 

ELM-535: 

Strategies for Student Engagement 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates develop strategies to foster and support student autonomy in the classroom. Teacher candidates build knowledge and skills to promote self-directed learning and empower students to take control and set goals for their own learning outcomes. Teacher candidates design and plan a learning environment that allows active participation from students in their own learning, collaborative goal setting with students and other stakeholders, self-assessment of progress, reflective thinking, questioning with intention, and purposeful feedback. Practicum/field experience hours: 10. Fingerprint clearance required. 

ELM-540: 

Foundational Literacy Skills 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine how to teach foundational skills to develop proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend texts across a range of texts and disciplines. Teacher candidates build additional knowledge regarding print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, and fluency to promote early literacy and independent readers. Practicum/field experience hours: 6. Fingerprint clearance not required. Prerequisite: ELM-530 or ECS-501 or ELM-555. 

 

ELM-542: 

Instruction in Foundational Literacy Skills 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine how to teach foundational skills to develop proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend texts across a range of texts and disciplines. Teacher candidates build additional knowledge regarding print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, and fluency to promote early literacy and independent readers. Practicum/field experience hours: 6. 

ELM-550: 

Methods & Strategies of Teaching & Integrating Social Studies & the Arts 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of the major concepts and modes of inquiry from the integrated study of history, geography, the social sciences and other related areas. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge on promoting elementary students’ abilities to make informed decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world. Teacher candidates integrate the content, functions and achievements of the performing and visual arts as primary media for communication, inquiry and engagement among elementary students. Practicum/field experience hours: 12. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ELM-570. 

ELM-550TE: 

Methods & Strategies of Teaching & Integrating Social Studies & the Arts 

3 credits 

Educators examine a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of the major concepts and modes of inquiry from the integrated study of history, geography, the social sciences and other related areas. Educators build foundational knowledge on promoting elementary students’ abilities to make informed decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world. Educators integrate the content, functions and achievements of the performing and visual arts as primary media for communication, inquiry and engagement among elementary students. 

ELM-555: 

Instructional Planning and Assessment for Elementary Teacher Candidates 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine how instructional planning supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of students and the community context. Teacher candidates analyze and integrate multiple methods of assessment that support student engagement, monitoring student progress, and guiding decision making. Assessment and instruction will support foundational knowledge regarding the importance of planning instruction based on knowledge of students, learning theory, connection across the curriculum, curricular goals, and community, with focused attention on formative and summative assessments. Practicum/field experience hours: 10. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ELM-500. 

 

ELM-560: 

Methods and Strategies of Teaching Mathematics 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of the major concepts and procedures that define number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge on engaging problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections and representations to help students successfully apply their developing skills to many different situations, materials, and ideas. Practicum/field experience hours: 12. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ELM-570. 

ELM-560TE: 

Methods and Strategies of Teaching Elementary Mathematics 

3 credits 

Educators examine a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of the major concepts and procedures that define number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. Educators build foundational knowledge on engaging problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections and representations to help students successfully apply their developing skills to many different situations, materials, and ideas. 

ELM-570: 

Methods and Strategies of Teaching and Integrating Science and Health 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine fundamental concepts of physical, life, earth/space sciences and health education. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge on a variety of age-appropriate inquiry-based instructional strategies to teach science, to build student understanding of personal and social applications, to convey the nature of science, and student development for the practice of skills that contribute to good health. Practicum/field experience hours: 12. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ELM-530 or ELM-555. 

ELM-570TE: 

Methods and Strategies of Teaching and Integrating Science and Health 

3 credits 

Elementary educators examine fundamental concepts of physical, life, earth/space sciences and health education. Within this course, educators will build foundational knowledge on a variety of age-appropriate inquiry-based instructional strategies to teach science, build student understanding of personal and social applications, to convey the nature of science and student development for the practice of skills that contribute to good health. 

 

ELM-580: 

Methods and Strategies of Teaching English Language Arts 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of reading, writing, and oral language and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. Teacher candidates build foundational knowledge on how to use the concepts from reading, language, and child development to teach reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills, and to help students successfully apply their developing skills to many different situations, materials, and ideas. Practicum/field experience hours: 12. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ELM-570. 

ELM-580TE: 

Methods and Strategies of Teaching Elementary English Language Arts 

3 credits 

Educators examine a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of reading, writing, and oral language and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. Educators build foundational knowledge on how to use the concepts from reading, language, and child development to teach reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills, and to help students successfully apply their developing skills to many different situations, materials, and ideas. 

ELM-590Ω: 

Student Teaching for Elementary Teacher Candidates 

8 credits 

Teacher candidates are engaged in the student teaching experience that includes practical classroom experiences, research, analysis, and teaching to support the creation of a Teacher Work Sample (TWS). Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses in POS and content area; a 3.0 GPA; successful completion of NES or your state’s mandated content area exams; and approval and placement by the College of Education Office of Clinical Practice. All paperwork for student teaching must be submitted by the due date the semester prior to student teaching. 

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