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    EDUCATION (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

    2130 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 2 credits
    Introduction to early childhood education (birth-grade 2). Study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and aesthetic devel¬opment 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.

    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.

    2133 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education I 2 credits
    An introduction to thinking and learning about the developmental and psychological processes involved in learning language and acquiring literacy skills, from birth through the early childhood years. The influence of genetics, environment, instruction, socialization, current trends and the implications for educators, schooling, parents, and interventions will be considered. Readings, discussions, and assignments are correlated with the complementary fieldwork course EDUC 2133L. Prerequisite: EDUC 2130. Corequisite: EDUC 2133L.

    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.

    2134 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood II 2 credits
    Developmental reading instruction for grades 1 and 2. Focuses on aspects of liter¬acy and links theory with practice. Materials and instructional strategies to enhance  teaching  word analysis, vocabulary development and comprehension skills, and connecting reading and writing. Formal and informal approaches to assessing children’s learning will be explored. Differentiated instruction will be examined as it relates to diverse populations, English Language Learners, children with IEPs  and enrichment for a specific population. Corequisite: EDUC 2134L.

    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.

    2138 The Integrated Curriculum: Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education 2 credits
    This course examines  principles  in the development and  integration of  mathematics and science in the early childhood  classroom. Students will explore methods of learning and teaching in a classroom of diverse learners. Through discussion, workshops, small group work, and use of manipulatives, technology and various scientific activities, 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.

    2138L Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Fieldwork 1 credit
    Experience with children in an early child¬hood 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.

    2201 Classroom Instruction and Management 3 credits
    An introduction to models and methods of classroom instruction and management for diverse educational settings. Topics include setting up your first classroom, designing lessons and assessments, enhancing critical thinking skills, theories of motivation, and effective communication with parents and administration. Required for Education minors and Jewish education concentrators. EDUC elective for majors.

    2300 Introduction to Elementary (Childhood) Education 3 credits
    Survey of learning, teaching, and schooling for children (grades 1–6) from historical, philosophical, sociological, cultural, and political perspectives. Analysis of conceptions of teachers, schools, and learning based on students’ own experiences as learners and as represented in educational scholarship. Includes 36 hours of classroom observation. Required of all prospec¬tive elementary education majors.

    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 meth¬ods 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 1–6) incorporating NYS English Language Arts Standards and Balanced Literacy components. Prerequisite: EDUC 2300 or permission of the instructor.

    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 1–6. 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.

    2303 Teaching Social Studies (Grades Pre K–6) 3 credits
    Concepts, methods, and strategies for teaching social studies according to NYS Learning Standards at the early childhood and elementary level. Approaches to thematic and interdisciplinary curriculum planning, multicultural education, research, history, economics, civics, geography, and current events with diverse student populations. Technological and arts based learning experiences included. 

    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. Students perform 12 hours of supervised fieldwork in elementary school settings.Prerequisite: MATH 1010.

    2307 Teaching Science in Elementary Schools 3 credits
    Basic concepts in contemporary science curricula. Examination of NYS Learning Standards in Science for grades 1-6. Instructional techniques, materials, hands-on activities, technological applications, and curriculum design for diverse student populations.

    2807 Literature of Pedagogy 3 credits
    An exploration of classic and contemporary educational texts grounded in the experiences of teachers and teaching. Introduces students to core tenets of educational policy, practice and philosophy. Required for Jewish Education Majors. Elective for Early Childhood & Elementary.

    2890 The Arts in Education 3 credits
    Required for Early Childhood. Elective for Elementary. A survey of concepts, skills, and methods for infusing classrooms with arts-based learning. 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 learn how to design, instruct, and assess arts-based learning. Sessions with Lincoln Center Institute and/or Yeshiva University Museum included.

    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. Students create a professional portfolio documenting their development as teachers over the course of the program and develop edTPA elementary lesson plans, video tasks, and assessments.  Corequisite: EDUC 2940.

    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. Develop edTPA lesson plans and video lesson. Corequisite: EDUC 2945.

    2940 Elementary/Childhood Student Teaching 6 credits
    Fulltime student teaching (400+ hours) under the supervision of a certified teacher and a faculty supervisor. Students plan, implement  and assess whole class instruction, in two student teaching placements (grades 1-3 and grades 4-6). Corequisite: EDUC 2930.

    2945 Early Childhood Student Teaching 6 credits
    Fulltime, active involvement in two early childhood classrooms (pre-K to K and grades 1–2). Students plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons. A minimum of 400  clock hours of satisfactory service under the supervision of the classroom teacher and faculty supervisor. Preparation for edTPA. Corequisite: EDUC 2935.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    4901, 4902 Independent Study
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    4930, 4931 Selected topics in Education 3 credits

    4935, 4936 Topics in Special Education 3 credits

    4970 Senior Project 1 credit
    Mandatory exit project in which student creates a culminating portfolio in her area of specialization, early childhood or elementary (childhood) education. 

     

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