Education Teacher Prep (EDU)

EDU 110 - Society and Education Units: 3

Emphasis on education's role in society. History, philosophy and sociology of education; comparative education and school law. This course is designed to enhance students' abilities to prepare them as students seeking a degree in education.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 111 - Contemporary Issues in Education Units: 3

Introduction to education as a career choice, with a focus on historical and contemporary issues, information literacy, and strategies to promote academic success.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 201 - Introduction to Elementary Education Units: 3

Introduction to historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological foundations of elementary education, overview of curriculum, instruction and issues of diversity. Includes a field experience.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 202 - Introduction to Secondary Education Units: 3

Introduces the prospective middle/secondary teacher to the role of thinker/reflective practitioner. Awareness of the historical, political and economic forces influencing schooling in the United States. Includes a field experience.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 203 - Introduction to Special Education Units: 3

Survey of various types of exceptionalities. Emphasis on etiology, physical and educational characteristics.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 204 - Information Technology in Teaching Units: 3

This course identifies and illustrates microcomputer applications in education. The hardware/software selection process is presented as well as uses of word processing, spreadsheet and Internet programs. Designed for teachers seeking a practical knowledge of how to operate and utilize microcomputers in the classroom. Special instruction fees.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 207 - Exploration of Children's Literature Units: 3

Survey of children's literature genres. Censorship, historical background, children's interests, literature programs, and book evaluations. Same as ENG 250.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 208 - Students with Diverse Abilities and Backgrounds Units: 3

Focus on successful inclusion of students with various disabilities, students from culturally diverse backgrounds, and English language learners in a general education classroom.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: EDU 203.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 209 - Exploring Teaching and Learning: Practicum Units: 1

This practicum experience introduces prospective Dual Elementary/Special Education and Special Education teachers to teaching and learning contexts and developing professional dispositions. Emphasis is placed on differentiated instruction based on learner needs in local classrooms.

Enrollment Requirements: Corequisite: EDU 211.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 210 - Nevada School Law Units: 3

The course surveys federal and state legal issues relating to education. Concepts covered include teacher/student rights and responsibilities, teacher liability, and religious and liability issues.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 211 - Introduction to Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms Units: 3

This introductory teaching methods course emphasizes instructional techniques applicable in all content areas and prepares students to begin to differentiate instruction based on learner needs.

Enrollment Requirements: Corequisite: EDU 209.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 212 - Family Involvement for Students With/Without Disability Units: 3

Focus on academic progress and social-emotional development through collaborative and productive professional relationships with families of students with and without disabilities.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

EDU 214 - Preparing Teachers to Use Technology Units: 3

Lab course on advanced skills and strategies for integrating information technology in to the classroom. Special instructions fees.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall