Education (EDU)

EDU 200 - Introduction to Teaching As a Profession

Course Description

Effective: 2017-08-01

Provides an orientation to the teaching profession in Virginia, including historical perspectives, current issues, and future trends in education on the national and state levels. Emphasizes information about teacher licensure examinations, steps to certification, teacher preparation and induction programs, and attention to critical shortage areas in Virginia. Includes supervised field placement (recommended: 40 clock hours) in a K-12 school.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce interested students to the teaching profession. Current teachers often take the course for recertification.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Successful completion of 24 credits of transfer courses or departmental approval for students accepted into Virginia's Teachers for Tomorrow program.

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EDU 205 - Curriculum and Instructional Procedures

Course Description

Effective: 2019-08-01

Examines the role of curriculum in education and the alignment of curriculum to state and national standards. Emphasizes how curriculum implementation, assessment methods, textbook and material selection, and technology updates impact instruction. Addresses how to develop curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Toward fulfillment of the nine semester hours required for professional studies teacher licensure.

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EDU 206 - Classroom and Behavioral Management

Course Description

Effective: 2019-08-01

Provides an overview of issues that arise in classrooms. Emphasizes methods for managing the diverse needs of students in order to promote a positive learning environment. Addresses how to establish and communicate expectations for effective instruction.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Toward fulfillment of the nine semester hours required for professional studies teacher licensure.

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EDU 207 - Human Growth and Development

Course Description

Effective: 2019-08-01

Provides an overview of the physical, intellectual, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development of human beings from birth to adolescence. Emphasizes how hereditary and environmental influences impact the development of the whole child.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Toward fulfillment of the nine semester hours required for professional studies teacher licensure.

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EDU 235 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Focuses on the health and developmental needs of children and the methods by which these needs are met. Emphasizes positive health, hygiene, nutrition and feeding routines, childhood diseases, and safety issues. Emphasizes supporting the mental and physical well being of children, as well as procedures for reporting child abuse.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

To prepare the early childhood educator to meet the physical needs of young children through preparation of a safe environment, planned routines and positive experiences in the areas of health, safety and nutrition.

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EDU 255 - Behavior Modification in School and Community Settings

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Presents basic principles of behavior modification and behavioral learning theory. Promotes skills in pinpointing, observing, and recording human behavior. Includes learning objectives that address attitude, knowledge, and mental and physical skill competencies needed for implementing behavioral programs.
4 Credits. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of the course is to teach students to apply positive behavioral learning principles in school and community settings.

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EDU 286 - Multimedia for Online Distance and E-learning (MODEL)

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Provides students an opportunity to identify, create, and implement multimedia in an e-learning course. Covers an introduction to multimedia, the ASSURE model of instructional design, various media formats, screen design and user friendliness, storyboards and storyboard development, multimedia development, assessment creation, and incorporating multimedia into Blackboard.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to certify faculty for creating multimedia content for use in online courses. Those enrolled in MODEL will learn how to develop the skills and discover the tools needed to create multimedia content that supports their instructional goals and improves course quality. Students will complete a course design project that will require them to develop a multimedia component for a learning unit they plan to teach online. The multimedia component will be created using a variety of accessible tools and implemented using Blackboard. All aspects of the project will adhere to the ASSURE Model and Quality Matters Rubric.

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EDU 288 - Engaging Online Learners with Web 2.0 Applications (ENROLL 2.0)

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Introduces learners to the fundamentals of using various Web 2.0 applications in order to conduct and manage an online classroom in a manner that promotes student engagement and learning.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to certify faculty to create and use Web 2.0 applications within their online courses in order to foster student engagement. Students in ENROLL 2.0 will learn how to develop the skills and discover the tools needed to create learning activities using Web 2.0 applications that support their instructional goals and improve course quality.

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EDU 289 - Learning on the Go (LoGo)

Course Description

Effective: 2015-01-01

Provides introduction to the fundamentals of implementing mobile technologies in the online teaching and learning environment. Focuses on increasing student engagement using mobile technologies and includes an overview of mobile learning, common applications, researching and applying mobile learning, developing content and materials to be used with mobile devices, assessing in the mobile learning environment, social media, productivity, and a self-reflection.
Credits - 3. Lecture - 3 hours per week. Total Contact - 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of LoGo is to certify faculty in the use of mobile technology to enhance their online course and student engagement.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

EDU 287 or equivalent

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