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EDUC 1210 Educational Psychology (3 credits)(Same as PSYC 3400.) Introduction to theories and applications of principles of learning, motivation, and measurement to education. Topics include: Learning-centered and teacher-directed approaches to instruction, theories of intelligence, exceptionality, and accommodating instruction to meet individual learners needs, creativity, assessment,, and the uses of technology to facilitate learning are investigated. Prerequisite: PSYC 1107.
EDUC 2130 Foundations of Early Childhood Education (2 credits)Introduction to early childhood education (birth-grade 2). Study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and aesthetic development in young children. Developmentally appropriate practices, classroom management and guidance, parent involvement, assessment, and reporting. Approaches to learning, including behaviorist, maturationist, constructivist, brain-based learning, and the Project Approach. Adapting instruction for learners with diverse needs. Case studies, problem solving, role playing, team research, and hands-on activities are among the learning strategies incorporated into this interactive course.
EDUC 2130L Fieldwork with Young Children (1 credit)Field experience in an early childhood classroom to accompany Foundations of Early Childhood Education. Observation and active participation one morning (two hours) per week. Corequisite: EDUC 2130.
EDUC 2133 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education I (2 credits)An examination of language acquisition and early literacy development. Topics include emergent literacy, balanced literacy, methods of organizing literature-based reading/writing programs, strategies for supporting creative writing, and Hebrew as a second language. Strategies for adapting instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. Prerequisite: EDUC 2130. Corequisite: EDUC 2133L.
EDUC 2133L Language and Literacy in Early Childhood I: Fieldwork (1 credit)Field experience in teaching reading and writing with children in an early childhood classroom to accompany Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education I. Students observe and actively participate in instruction one morning (two hours) per week. Supervision by classroom teacher and course instructor. Corequisite: EDUC 2133.
EDUC 2134 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood II (2 credits)Developmental reading instruction for grades 1 and 2. Focuses on aspects of literacy and links theory with practice. Materials and strategies for teaching work analysis, vocabulary development and comprehension skills, and connecting reading and writing. Formal and informal approaches to assessing childrens learning. Corequisite: EDUC 2134L.
EDUC 2134L Language and Literacy in Early Childhood II: Fieldwork (1 credit)Experience in teaching reading and writing in grades 1 and 2. Intensive work with individual children and small groups in a public school one morning (two hours) per week. Supervision by classroom teacher and course instructor. Corequisite: EDUC 2134.
EDUC 2138 The Integrated Curriculum: Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education (2 credits)Examines basic principles underlying the development and planning of the integration of mathematics, science, and technology in the early childhood curriculum. Through discussion, workshops, small group work, and use of manipulatives, students explore number operation, patterns, geometry, and measurement. Observing, classifying, and comparing are used to demonstrate the scientific process. Prerequisites: EDUC 2130, MATH 3810. Corequisite: EDUC 2138L.
EDUC 2138L Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Fieldwork (1 credit)Experience with children in an early childhood classroom to accompany The Integrated Curriculum: Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education. Students observe and actively participate in a classroom one morning (two hours) per week. Supervision by classroom teacher and course instructor. Corequisite: EDUC 2138.
EDUC 2201 Classroom Instruction and Management (3 credits)An introduction to models and methods of classroom instruction and management for diverse educational settings. Required for Education minors and Jewish education concentrators. EDUC elective for majors.
EDUC 2300 Introduction to Elementary (Childhood) Education (3 credits)Survey of learning, teaching, and schooling for children (grades 16) from historical, philosophical, sociological, political, and cross-cultural perspectives. Analysis of conceptions of teachers, schools, and learners based on students own experiences as learners and as represented in fiction, visual art, and films. Includes 28 hours of classroom observations in urban classrooms.. Required of all prospective elementary education majors.
EDUC 2301 Language and Literacy in Elementary (Childhood) Education I (3 credits)Exploration of theoretical models and empirical studies related to the sequential development of language acquisition and literacy. Instructional strategies and classroom environments facilitating success in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The role of literature in the development of literacy. Formal and informal assessments of learning. Instructional issues and methods for teaching English language learners. Exposure to methods of reading/writing remediation and enrichment for special populations. Students perform 12 hours of fieldwork in classrooms (grades 16) incorporating NYS English Language Arts Standards and Balanced Literacy components. Prerequisite: EDUC 2300 or permission of the instructor.
EDUC 2302 Language and Literacy in Elementary (Childhood) Education II (3 credits)Continuation of Language and Literacy in Elementary (Childhood) Education I. Study and analysis of the linguistic and educational contexts of literacy. Instructional strategies, components, and classroom environments that facilitate success within the language arts (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in grades 16. The use of fiction and nonfiction trade books and the design of integrated curricula. Teaching literacy to English language learners and special populations for remediation and enrichment. Formal and informal assessments. Internet applications as a resource in literacy instruction. Students perform 12 hours of supervised fieldwork in elementary school settings.
EDUC 2303 Teaching Social Studies (Grades Pre K6) (3 credits)Concepts, methods, and strategies for teaching social studies according to NYS Learning Standards at the elementary level. Approaches to thematic and interdisciplinary curriculum planning, multicultural education, research, history, economics, civics, geography, field trips, and current events with diverse student populations. Technological applications, guest speakers, and four to six additional hours of fieldwork in classrooms and cultural institutions.
EDUC 2304 Mathematics Methods and Curriculum for Elementary Teachers (3 credits)Strategies for mathematics instruction and classroom activities with diverse student groups. Exploration of current issues and trends in mathematics education, including the role of technology. Applications to language arts, social studies, science, and the arts. Four to six additional hours of fieldwork. Prerequisite: MATH 1010.
EDUC 2305 Senior Fieldwork and Seminar in Elementary Education (Grades16) (3 credits)Supervised one-on-one and small-group instructional contact, three hours per week. Placements include a high-needs school. Weekly discussion seminar addresses issues relating to the field experience, including mathematics and literacy methodology, observation and documentation techniques, classroom management, student diversity, lesson planning and curriculum design, and assessment. Students begin preparing professional portfolios documenting their development as teachers. Substance abuse, child abuse, and school violence prevention workshops included.
EDUC 2307 Teaching Science in Elementary Schools (3 credits)Basic concepts in contemporary science curricula. Examination of NYS Learning Standards in Science for grades 16. Instructional techniques, materials, hands-on activities, technological applications, and curriculum design for diverse student populations. Eight hours of fieldwork in local schools.
EDUC 2807 Literature of Pedagogy (3 credits)An exploration of classic and contemporary texts grounded in the experiences of teachers and teaching. Introduces students to core tenets of educational policy, practice and philosophy.
EDUC 2890 The Arts in Education (3 credits)Required for Early Childhood. Elective for Elementary. A survey of concepts and methods for infusing classrooms with arts-based learning experiences. Analysis of the role of the arts in human experience and in promoting creative thinking. Students participate in music, dance, theater, and visual art activities and discuss how to adapt these experiences for children. Sessions with Lincoln Center Institute and Yeshiva University Museum included.
EDUC 2930 Senior Seminar in Elementary Education (3 credits)For elementary education student teachers. Analysis of the student-teaching experience. Topics include promoting student motivation, classroom management strategies, student diversity, working with parents and school personnel, trends in educational reform, and sources for professional development, including Internet resources. Development of arts-based units of study in conjunction with the Lincoln Center Institute collaboration. Students create a professional portfolio documenting their development as teachers over the course of the program. Corequisite: EDUC 2940.
EDUC 2935 Senior Seminar in Early Childhood Education (3 credits)In-depth reflection and critical analysis of the student-teaching experience, classroom management strategies, student diversity, working with parents and school personnel, trends in educational reform, and sources for professional development, including Internet resources. Skills for career planning. Substance abuse, child abuse, and school violence prevention workshops are included. Corequisite: EDUC 2945.
EDUC 2940 Elementary/Childhood Student Teaching (6 credits)Full time student teaching (400+ hours) under the supervision of a certified teacher and a faculty supervisor. Students plan and implement whole class instruction, spending the first half of the semester in a classroom in grades 13 and the second half in grades 46. Corequisite: EDUC 2930.
EDUC 2945 Early Childhood Student Teaching (6 credits)Full time, active involvement in two early childhood classrooms (pre-K to K and grades 12). Students plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons. A minimum of 300 clock hours of satisfactory service under the supervision of the classroom teacher and faculty supervisor. Corequisite: EDUC 2935.
EDUC 3020 Assessment of Students in the Classroom (3 credits)Pupil assessment: rubrics, goals, procedures, interpretation. Performance assessments, portfolios, formal and informal tests, conferences, and other strategies.
EDUC 3035 Educational Leadership and Supervision (3 credits)Introduces students to fundamental concepts and theories of educational leadership and supervision. Topics include models of leadership, characteristics of educational organizations, women and leadership, decision making, change theory, community building, and communication practices.
EDUC 3045 Play: Life and Learning (3 credits)Explores the power of play and its impact on social, emotional and cognitive development across the lifespan. Through the review of current research, observations and participation in play, students will study essential elements of play in life and in learning.
EDUC 3052 Psychology of Academic Achievement (3 credits)Focuses on factors impacting academic achievement. Processes in learning and instruction, such as strategy use, self-regulatory skills, and cultural differences, are explored to gain an understanding of what is termed under and over achievement.
EDUC 4001 Society and Populations with Special Needs (3 credits)This course focuses on the changing role of special-needs populations and their relationship to society. The concept of disability, historical treatment of people with special needs, the growth of the special education movement, and personal/cultural perspectives are covered.
EDUC 4003 Education of Exceptional Children (3 credits)Introduction to the education of children with special developmental and learning needs; concepts of cognitive modifiability; survey of prevailing and preferred educational practices for children significantly handicapped by physical, sensory, neurological, intellectual, and affective problems. Workshop on assistive technology; field observation in a self-contained special education facility. Prerequisite: either PSYC 1010, a minimum of 6 credits in EDUC, or permission of the instructor.
EDUC 4004 Evaluation for the Exceptional Child (3 credits)Emphasis on the educators role as observer and evaluator of status and change in school behavior and achievement; concepts of process and product; normative and criterion measures of perceptual, motor, cognitive, and social-affective performance; application to the Individual Education Program required by Public Law 94142. Field experience in a special-education setting. Prerequisite: a minimum of 6 credits in EDUC or permission of the instructor.
EDUC 4025 Problems in Special Education (3 credits)Addresses problems of definition, diagnosis, and questionable therapies in special education. Topics include ADHD, Aspergers syndrome, vision therapy, and reading disabilities. Students learn to recognize these problems and research them.
EDUC 4061 Special Education Methods: Applied Behavioral Analysis (3 credits)A comprehensive and critical presentation of the theory, research, and methodology of Applied Behavior Analysis, with emphasis on improving learning, attention, and social behavior of children with special needs. Field observation in a special education facility.
EDUC 4210 Curriculum Analysis and Adaptation (3 credits)An introduction to the complexities of teachers involvement in curricular issues. Methods of curriculum analysis and adaptation applied to investigations of prepared curricula and the design of curriculum materials. Students conduct an in-depth, field-based study in a curriculum area of their choice.
EDUC 4901, EDUC 4902 Independent StudySee Academic Information and Policies section.
EDUC 4930, EDUC 4931 Selected topics in Education (3 credits)
EDUC 4935, EDUC 4936 Topics in Special Education (3 credits)
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