Education (EDU)

EDU 101. Introduction To Education. 3 Credits.

This is a survey course in the pre-teacher program of study. Topics include an historical perspective, school structures, classroom issues, state curriculum frameworks, social issues, and diverse student needs. A 16-hour field experience and a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check are required. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement.

EDU 102. Literacy in Education. 3 Credits.

This course provides an opportunity for prospective educators to examine literacy and reading acquisition from early development through adolescence. Students will explore theories, strategies, and approaches to reading and literacy skills. Current approaches to curriculum design, instruction, and assessment for diverse learners will be examined. Students will practice making connections to State and National Standards. A 16-hour pre-practicum is included in this course. Students must complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI). Prerequisite: EDU 101. Spring.