This course is designed to guide graduate teacher candidates to critically examine local school culture and/or teaching practice, set reasonable and appropriate 21st Century goals for change, and plan/conduct an action research project to achieve identified objectives.
This course is designed to help elementary teachers gain an understanding of classroom assessment, current trends and issues involving classroom assessment, and how to use assessment to be a more effective teacher and enhance student learning. This course is cross-listed with ECE 507, and only one may be taken for credit.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate Studies.
Must meet Teacher Education Program eligibility. The purpose of this course is to provide information regarding methods, materials, and research findings related to langugage and literacy development of early childhood and elementary students.
Designed to examine the literacy needs of elementary students within the content areas of language arts, math, science, and social studies, as well as the literacy needs fo English Language Learners (ELL). Because literacy skills are so crucial to success in school, the course will focus on strategies and their application to the above content area.
Advanced course in materials and teaching techniques for improving math concepts and skills.
Advanced course in materials and methods of teaching social studies.
Problems in development of science program in the elementary school; facilitating children's learning of science & its concepts and attitudes.
Advanced course in materials and methods of teaching for the multicultural classroom.
Current teaching practices examined in scheduled seminars and then implemented in an elementary classroom setting. Online assignments will augment and correspond with practicum experiences. It is a requirement for all JSU students who are completing a practicum or internship to be covered by professional liability insurance during the time of the practicum in the amount of $1,000,000. Not open to students enrolled in Alternative Fifth-Year Teacher Certification or Ed.S. programs.
Prerequisite(s): Requires Teacher Education Program eligibility.
Course provides information to educators, equipping them to work with ESL students, while incorporating curricular planning and instructional techniques specific to the diverse learner.
This advanced online course examines the underlying philosophies and foundations of the accomplished elementary science teacher.
Examination of current issues and methods related to elementary mathematics.
In-depth analysis of the methods and procedures of research in education.
Examination of current issues and methods related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education.
Exploration of current research and issues and trends in elementary education; review and comparison of selected teacher research projects, and examination of the concept and practice of teacher research as a strategy to build school collaboration and strengthen the professional role of teachers. EED 631 is cross-listed with ECE 631 and only one course may be counted for credit.
Examination of current issues and methods related to Social Studies Education.
Examination of current instruction, assessment, and best practices in Elementary Education.