EDPH U445. Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education (3)
History, basic statistical techniques utilized in scoring and interpreting tests,
evaluation of measures now available in the field, and the administration
of a testing program. Prerequisites: admission to the professional program
and MATH U102 or PSYC U225 or SOCY U220.
EDPH U450. Clinical Experience (1) A supervised clinical experience
in a selected physical education setting designed to address any deficit
in the required 100 hours of pre-student teaching practicum experience.
Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.
EDPH U453. Organization and Administration of Physical Education
(3) Organization and management of instructional, intramural, interscholastic,
and recreational programs, with emphasis on criteria for the selection and
evaluation of activities. Prerequisites: admission to the professional program.
EDPH U460. Issues and Trends in Physical Education (3) Student
reflection on the incorporation of accumulated knowledge into their student
teaching clinical through the creation of the Teacher Work Sample. Prerequisite:
admission to Directed Student Teaching. Corequisite: EDPH U479.
EDPH U462. Physical Education for the Exceptional Child (3) Programs
of developmental activity and guidance for students with restrictive disabilities.
Included are techniques for appraising students with faulty body
mechanics, orthopedic defects, and other atypical physical conditions along
with methods of handling, within the regular physical education class, the
various handicaps commonly found in the schools. Prerequisite: Admission
to the professional program.
EDPH U479. Directed Teaching in Physical Education (12) A supervised
clinical experience normally consisting of seven weeks in an
elementary school and seven weeks in a secondary school. The experience
includes exploration of ethical issues, research through analysis
and evaluation of teaching, and oral presentation of research results.
Prerequisite: Approved application for directed teaching. Corequisite:
EDPH U460. Pass/fail credit.
EDPH U485. Senior Seminar (1) The integration of knowledge of recreation
and individual professional activity at an advanced level utilizing research,
oral presentation, a series of discussions, conferences, and role-playing
experiences related to the various aspects of organized recreation as a
career. Internships, employment opportunities, ethical issues, and other
related topics are reviewed.
READING EDUCATION (EDRE)
EDRE U315. Foundations of Reading (3) An overview of reading and
writing theories and processes. Emphasis is placed on developing candidates
knowledge and understanding of the linguistic, cognitive, and social
foundations of literacy instruction in grades 6-12. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
EDRE U384. Children's Literature (3) Exploration of a wide variety of
genres of children's literature to become more knowledgeable in the ability
to select, read and respond to children's literature. Development of expertise
in using children's literature in educational settings and examination of the
ways readers interact with texts and each other to make meaning while
reading and discussing texts. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
EDRE U414. Emergent and Early Literacy I (3) Teaching children to read
and write through research-based theoretical and instructional approaches;
a diversity of resources; and a balanced, integrated, and comprehensive
curriculum. Research on literacy acquisition in first and second languages
is explored. Procedures, instructional strategies, materials, programs,
curriculum plans, and assessment techniques for developing readers
and writers are investigated. Prerequisite: admission to the professional
program. Prerequisites: admission to the professional program and EDEC
U410, U420, U422, U424, U445, EDFO U485. Corequisites: EDEC U416,
U440, U446, U447, U448.
EDRE U416. Emergent and Early Literacy II (3) Teaching children to
read and write through theoretical and instructional processes children
encounter when learning to read and write in the content areas. Research
on the expected acquisition of literacy processes typically found in the
preprimary and primary school years are explored. Instructional strategies,
materials, programs, and assessment techniques for developing
readers and writers are investigated. Corequisites: EDEC U440, U446,
U447, U448, EDRE 414.
EDRE U418. Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School (3) The
significance of literacy as it relates to all content areas. The focus is on
strategies for making any text material more accessible to the student, and
attention is given to matching the learner and the learning. Prerequisites:
admission to the professional program; for middle and secondary education,
EDRE U315. Corequisite: EDSC U440, EDSC U441 or U442, EDSC U443; for
candidates in physical education, EDPH U312 or EDPH U405; for candidates
in art education, ARTE U450.
EDRE U442. Literacy I: Learning to Read and Write (3) Scaffolding
reading and writing development for the young child. Teaching candidates
review the essentials of language development and focus on the transition
from oral language to initial reading and writing. Effective strategies and
materials for nurturing literacy development of children ages 5-7 are emphasized.
Prerequisites: admission to the professional program and EDRE
U384. Corequisites: EDEL U441, EDFO U487, EDEL U455, EDEL U450, EDFO
U483; or candidacy in the Leaning Disability program.
EDRE U443. Literacy II: Reading and Writing to Learn (3) Scaffolding
reading and writing development of the elementary and middle grades
student. Teaching candidates focus on the transition from initial reading
and writing to reading and writing in the content areas. Effective strategies
and materials for nurturing literacy development in children ages 8-12
are emphasized. Prerequisites: admission to the professional program,
EDEL U441, EDFO U483, EDFO U487, EDEL U450, EDEL U455, EDRE U442.
Corequisites: EDEL U448, EDEL U447, EDEL U460, EDEL U446, EDRE U444;
or candidacy in the Learning Disability Program and EDRE U442.
EDRE U444. Literacy III: Addressing Reading and Writing Problems
(3) Scaffolding reading and writing development for learners experiencing
difficulty. Teaching candidates investigate assessments, strategies, and
programs appropriate for children with literacy problems including learners
from diverse backgrounds and children with special needs. Prerequisites:
admission to the professional program and EDEL U441, EDFO U483, EDFO
U487, EDEL U450, EDEL U455, EDRE U442. Corequisites: EDEL U448, EDEL
U447, EDEL U460, EDEL U446, EDRE U443.
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