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 205 - Early Foundations in Mathematics Units: 3

This course focuses on the development of foundational mathematical knowledge for infancy through the early primary grades. Students will examine what math looks like at each developmental stage, discuss the underlying cognitive processes, and learn specific ways to support the teaching and learning of mathematics in young children's classroom and home environment. Standards, assessment, and understanding the needs of diverse populations will also be addressed.

EDU 206 - Classroom Learning Environments Units: 3

Function and analysis of elementary school classrooms, daily activities and methods of behavior management.

Enrollment Requirements: EDU 201 (or EDU 250). Prerequisite(s) do not apply to Alternative Route to Licensure majors.

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 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