Education

EDU 36903 Special Education Programming K-12

Teacher candidates will learn to select and develop age appropriate, formal, and informal assessment strategies and instruments to collect student information. Teacher candidates will also learn to use the data collected to develop Individualized Education Programs (]EP) and provide specially designed instruction and identify appropriate instructional and assessment accommodations for student success in grade level general education courses, that reflect a strong knowledge base of developmentally appropriate, evidence­based strategies and techniques that may be used in various delivery models. Teacher candidates will also focus on the skills required to develop lessons and units for general education settings (K-12) based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Transitions from pre-school special education programming to kindergarten, as well as transitions from high school to postsecondary education, employment, and independent community living are highlighted in this course. Prerequisites: EDU 22403 Educating the Exceptional Learner, EDU 25503 Assessment in Education, admission to the School of Education.

 


EDU 37503 Middle Childhood Integrated Language Arts Methods

Curricular applications of nature and needs of young adolescents (grades 4-9) studied via the Ohio Language Arts Academic Content Standards. Candidates study language acquisition and development, the place of English grammar in the curriculum, dialects and levels of usage, various purposes of language, the effective practice of culturally diverse literature as a teaching tool, oral and written discourse, purposeful writing, and the impact of print and non-print media on cultural understanding. Technology applications are an integral part of course. Multiple intelligences, learning styles, diversity enriched curricula free of stereotyping, active learning, special projects, service/community activities, and constructivist learning are applied to teaching middle childhood students. Critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills for middle childhood learners are seriously pursued. Best practices for for inclusion are requirements for instructional activities. Integrated studies across middle grades curricula are emphasized as the Ohio Academic Content Standards provide a framework for instructional planning. Language/ literacy and humanities are utilized as frameworks for meaningful thematic, cross-curricular studies. Formal and informal assessment strategies explored. Required field experience takes place in a middle school setting that supports the principles of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). Activities must include observation, participation, and teaching (individual students, small groups, and large groups). Teacher candidate self-reflection on best practices is required. Portfolio reflection on best practices in teaching young adolescents is required. A fifteen-hour (15) field experience is required for this course.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 39103 Junior Field Experience

During this supervised field experience, the teacher candidate will demonstrate knowledge of effective verbal and nonverbal, communications for fostering active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom, as well as planning and management of instruction based on knowledge of the content area. A self-evaluation is required for each lesson taught, which offers opportunity for teacher candidates to reflect on teaching and its effects on students’ growth and learning. Teacher candidates are also required to be evaluated by the instructor while teaching. A ninety-hour (90) field experience is required for this course. Instructor permission only. (concurrent with EDU 33302)

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 39503 Needs and Supports of the Hearing Impaired

During this course candidates will learn to identify, obtain, and select instructional and instructional-support materials to promote achievement for students with a hearing impairment of varying ages and auditory needs. Candidates will learn to accommodate classrooms in terms of signal: noise ratio, amplification equipment, visual supports, and other methods to assist the child in learning the content material. Language supports and accommodations will be addressed along with language acquisition to support literacy acquisition.

Offered for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 39603 Needs and Supports of the Visually Impaired

Students will learn how to obtain and select specialized technology and other learning materials to develop appropriate teaching materials and strategies to address students of varying ages and visual needs. Learners will discover how to design multi-sensory environments to promote participation in educational activities to promote visual efficiency skills and teach literacy skills to students with vision loss and other disabilities.

Offered for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 40103 Certifications for Educators

This course provides teacher candidates professional development opportunities which lead the candidate to successful completion of multiple trainings and certifications. All trainings will be provided by licensed providers and trainers.

Offered for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 41403 Educational Psychology

This course explores solving common problems of teaching through the application of knowledge drawn from research in educational psychology on cognitive science, learning and memory, developmentally appropriate practices, assessment, problem-solving skills, theories of intelligence, multicultural education motivation of students, and creation of a positive learning environment. Student-centered approaches to teaching are used which reflect behaviorist and constructivist perspectives.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 41504 Integrated Visual Arts Methods I

Instructional objectives, teaching strategies, evaluation, and media instruction in the visual arts for age three through age 21. A twenty-hour (20) field experience is required for this course. This experience will be supervised by the instructor of the course.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.


EDU 41603 Multi-Age Health Methods Ages 3 – Grade 9

This course is a study of various curricular approaches to health education for children ages 3 through grade 9. The course includes formulation of objectives for various programs, techniques for writing unit and lesson plans, development and presentation of aids, styles of instruction, and assessment strategies. A twenty-hour (20) field experience is required for this course.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 41703 Multi-Age Health Methods Grades 7 – Age 21

This course is a study of various curricular approaches to health education for students in grade 7 through age 21. The course includes formulation of objectives for various programs, techniques for writing unit and lesson plans, development and presentation of aids, styles of instruction, and assessment strategies. A twenty-hour (20) field experience is required for this course.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 41803 Physical Education Teaching Methods: Ages 3 – Grade 9

This course involves the presentation and application of methods, materials, and class management techniques for Physical Education instruction for students ages three – grade 9. Topics covered will include: curriculum planning for younger children, planning for instruction, presentation of information to younger children, class supervision, authentic assessment, feedback, grading, and behavior modification techniques. Relevant findings from motor learning research will be covered. A twenty-hour (20) field experience is required for this course.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 41903 Physical Education Teaching Methods: Grade 7 – Age 21

This course involves a presentation and application of methods, materials, and class management techniques for Physical Education instruction for older students, grade seven – age 21. Topics covered will include: curriculum for young adults, planning for instruction, presentation of information to classes, class supervision, assessment, feedback, grading, and behavior modification techniques. Relevant findings from motor learning research will be covered. Prerequisites: HPE 10000 and HPE 20000.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 42504 Integrated Visual Arts Methods II

Instructional objectives, teaching strategies, evaluation, and media instruction in the visual arts for age 3 through age 21. A twenty-hour (20) field experience is required for this course related to the particular methods course. This experience will be supervised by the instructor of the course. Note: Within the two four-hour methods courses, students will have equal exposure to the three age group divisions.

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.


EDU 44403 Reading Assessment & Development

This course covers reading/language assessment and development from birth through age 21 using the NCATE/IRA guidelines for assessment. How to use formal, informal, and on-going authentic assessment techniques to build a picture of the student’s strengths and weaknesses is the focus of the course. The role of assessment as a tool for guiding instruction (meeting student and curriculum needs) is emphasized. A fifteen-hour (15) tutoring field experience is required for this course. Prerequisites: Early Childhood: EDU 22503, 24303, 30503, 31403 Middle Childhood: EDU 23503, 33203, 33403, 37503 Intervention Specialist: EDU 24503, 34203, 34303, 34403 Multi – Age: EDU 24503, 34203, 34303, 34403 AYA: EDU 32503, 33203, 33403, 48604

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 47803 Math Methods

A course focusing on teaching mathematics from age three to grade five with emphasis placed on state and national curriculum standards, educational resources, developmentally and culturally appropriate practice, intervention techniques/strategies, technology, assessment, and evaluation. Students will share ideas in small groups and in whole-class situations providing opportunity to share ideas and practice the use of manipulatives in authentic learning environments. A fifteen-hour field experience is required in this course in an appropriate classroom setting which may include observation, tutoring and teaching in whole-class settings. Pre-requisite: MTH 11505 and admission to School of Education

Offered for 3 Semester hours.


EDU 48304 Math Methods & Intervention Techniques for Middle Childhood

A course focused on teaching children mathematics in grades 4 through 9 with emphasis placed on state and national curriculum standards, education resources, developmentally and culturally appropriate practices, technology, and assessment/ evaluation. A twenty-hour (20) field experience in an appropriate classroom setting is required which may include observation, tutoring, and teaching whole classes. Prerequisite: MTH 11505.

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.


EDU 48404 Math Methods and Intervention Techniques for Adolescent to Young Adult

A course focused on teaching children mathematics in grades 7 through 12 with emphasis placed on state and national curriculum standards, education resources, developmentally and culturally appropriate practices, technology, and assessment/ evaluation. A thirty-hour (30) field experience in an appropriate classroom setting is required which may include observation, tutoring, and teaching whole classes. Prerequisite: MTH 11505

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.


EDU 48504 Science Methods & Intervention Techniques for Adolescent to Young Adult

The Science Methods & Intervention Techniques course for teacher candidates seeking an adolescence to young adult license will emphasize the use of objectives, curriculum, planning materials, methods of teaching, and proper assessment for that age group. The review and application of the NSTA standards and the Ohio Academic Content Standards will be used. Multiple instructional strategies that will promote optimal learning for all pupils, as well as students with diverse needs and appropriate intervention techniques will be emphasized. A thirty-hour (30) field experience in an appropriate classroom setting is required.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.


EDU 48510 Clinical Practice: Primary PK-5 and IS PK-5

Clinical Practice is the capstone experience for the teacher candidate. The candidate will be totally involved for twelve full weeks with an experienced, highly professional teacher in appropriate classroom settings that reflect early childhood experiences for which the teacher candidate will be licensed. Successful completion of clinical practice will be assessed by how well the candidate will organize content knowledge through appropriate activities and instructional materials that assure pupil learning, create fairness, and rapport so the learning environment is optimal for student learning, use instructional time effectively so pupil learning connects with content and leads to extended learning, and evaluate his/her own teaching for greater effectiveness and personal efficacy. Continuous supervision and assessment will be provided by the cooperating teacher, as well as assessment observations by and conferences with the university supervisor. Teacher candidate will attend university seminars during this experience. Prerequisite: admittance to Clinical Practice.

Offered for 10 Semester hours.


EDU 48604 Integrated Language Arts Methods for Adolescent to Young Adult

The Integrated Language Arts methods course for teacher candidates seeking an adolescence to young adult license will emphasize the use of objectives, curriculum, planning, materials, methods of teaching, and proper assessment for that age group. The review and application of the NCTE standards and the Ohio Academic Content Standards will be used. Multiple instructional strategies that will promote optimal learning for all pupils, as well as students with diverse needs and appropriate intervention techniques will be emphasized. A thirty-hour (30) field experience in an appropriate classroom setting is required. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.


EDU 48610 Clinical Practice: Primary PK-5 and Intervention Specialist K-12

Clinical Practice is the capstone experience for the teacher candidate. The candidate will be totally involved for twelve full weeks with an experienced, highly professional teacher in appropriate classroom settings that reflect early childhood experiences for which the teacher candidate will be licensed. Successful completion of clinical practice will be assessed by how well the candidate will organize content knowledge through appropriate activities and instructional materials that assure pupil learning, create fairness, and rapport so the learning environment is optimal for student learning, use instructional time effectively so pupil learning connects with content and leads to extended learning, and evaluate his/her own teaching for greater effectiveness and personal efficacy. Continuous supervision and assessment will be provided by the cooperating teacher, as well as assessment observations by and conferences with the university supervisor. Teacher candidate will attend university seminars during this experience. Prerequisite: admittance to Clinical Practice.

Offered for 10 Semester hours.


EDU 48704 Social Studies Methods for Adolescent to Young Adult

The Integrated Social Studies Methods course for teacher candidates seeking an adolescence to young adult license will emphasize the use of objectives, curriculum, planning, materials, methods of teaching, and proper assessment for that age group. The review and application of the NCSS standards and the Ohio Academic Content Standards will be used. Multiple instructional strategies that will promote optimal learning for all pupils, as well as students with diverse needs and appropriate intervention techniques will be emphasized. A thirty-hour (30) field experience in an appropriate classroom setting is required.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.


EDU 48710 Student Teaching: ECE/ECSE

Practice is the capstone experience for the teacher candidate. The candidate will be totally involved for twelve (12) full weeks with an experienced, highly professional teacher in appropriate classroom settings that reflect early childhood experiences for which the teacher candidate will be licensed. Successful completion of clinical practice will be assessed by how well the candidate will organize content knowledge through appropriate activities and instructional materials that assure pupil learning, create fairness, and rapport so the learning environment is optimal for student learning, use instructional time effectively so pupil learning connects with the content and leads to extended learning, and evaluate his/her own teaching for greater effectiveness and personal efficacy. Continuous supervision and assessment will be provided by the cooperating teacher, as well as assessment observations by and conferences with the university supervisor. Teacher candidate will attend university seminars during this experience. (concurrent with EDU 48902)

Offered Fall, Spring for 10 Semester hours.


EDU 48801-03 Selected Topics in Education

Study of topics not included in the regular curriculum offerings. A group of students or the instructor may select the field of study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and School Chair.

Offered On Demand for 1-3 Semester hours.


EDU 48902 Portfolio

This course requires the teacher candidate to present a completed professional portfolio (developed throughout the four-year professional training program) to a panel of School of Education Faculty. The portfolio must mirror evidence of knowledge, skills, and dispositions developed by the Ohio State Department of Education and reflected in the Conceptual Framework of the University of Rio Grande. The ten categories in the state model are: subject matter, student learning, diversity of learners, planning instruction, instructional strategies, learning environment, communication/technology, collaboration, assessment, professional development, and student support. Additional collaboration and official documents related to teacher education/personal information/goals are showcased. Portfolio Benchmark III is assessed.  (concurrent with Clinical Practice)

Offered Fall, Spring for 2 Semester hours.


EDU 49210 Clinical Practice in the Middle Childhood Setting

Clinical practice is the capstone experience for the teacher candidate. The teacher candidate will be totally involved for twelve (12) full weeks with an experienced, highly professional teacher in an appropriate classroom setting for which the teacher candidate will be licensed. Successful completion of clinical practice will be assessed by how well the teacher candidate will organize content knowledge through appropriate activities and instructional materials that assure pupil learning, create fairness and rapport so the learning environment is optimal for student learning, use instructional time effectively so pupil learning connects with the content and leads to extended learning, and evaluate his/her own teaching for greater effectiveness and personal efficacy. Continuous supervision and assessment will be provided by the cooperating teacher, as well as assessment observations by and conferences with the university supervisor. Teacher candidates will attend university seminars during this experience. Instructor permission only. (concurrent with EDU 48902)

Offered Fall, Spring for 10 Semester hours.


EDU 49310 Clinical Practice in the Adolescent to Young Adult Setting

Clinical practice is the capstone experience for the teacher candidate. The teacher candidate will be totally involved for twelve (12) full weeks with an experienced, highly professional teacher in an appropriate classroom setting for which the teacher candidate will be licensed. Successful completion of clinical practice will be assessed by how well the teacher candidate will organize content knowledge through appropriate activities and instructional materials that assure pupil learning, create fairness and rapport so the learning environment is optimal for student learning, use instructional time effectively so pupil learning connects with the content and leads to extended learning, and evaluate his/her own teaching for greater effectiveness and personal efficacy. Continuous supervision and assessment will be provided by the cooperating teacher, as well as assessment observations by and conferences with the university supervisor. Teacher candidates will attend university seminars during this experience. Taken concurrently with EDU 33302 and EDU 48902.

Offered Fall, Spring for 10 Semester hours.


EDU 49410 Clinical Practice: Visual Arts

Clinical practice is the capstone experience for the teacher candidate. The teacher candidate will be totally involved for twelve (12) full weeks with an experienced, highly professional teacher in an appropriate classroom setting for which the teacher candidate will be licensed. Successful completion of clinical practice will be assessed by how well the teacher candidate will organize content knowledge through appropriate activities and instructional materials that assure pupil learning, create fairness and rapport so the learning environment is optimal for student learning, use instructional time effectively so pupil learning connects with the content and leads to extended learning, and evaluate his/her own teaching for greater effectiveness and personal efficacy. Continuous supervision and assessment will be provided by the cooperating teacher, as well as assessment observations by and conferences with the university supervisor. Teacher candidates will attend university seminars during this experience. Instructor permission only. (concurrent with EDU 48902)

Offered Fall, Spring for 10 Semester hours.


EDU 49510 Clinical Practice: Health Education

Clinical practice is the capstone experience for the teacher candidate. The teacher candidate will be totally involved for twelve (12) full weeks with an experienced, highly professional teacher in an appropriate classroom setting for which the teacher candidate will be licensed. Successful completion of clinical practice will be assessed by how well the teacher candidate will organize content knowledge through appropriate activities and instructional materials that assure pupil learning, create fairness and rapport so the learning environment is optimal for student learning, use instructional time effectively so pupil learning connects with the content and leads to extended learning, and evaluate his/her own teaching for greater effectiveness and personal efficacy. Continuous supervision and assessment will be provided by the cooperating teacher, as well as assessment observations by and conferences with the university supervisor. Teacher candidates will attend university seminars during this experience. (concurrent with EDU 48902)

Offered Fall, Spring for 10 Semester hours.


EDU 49610 Clinical Practice: Physical Education

Clinical practice is the capstone experience for the teacher candidate. The teacher candidate will be totally involved for twelve (12) full weeks with an experienced, highly professional teacher in an appropriate classroom setting for which the teacher candidate will be licensed. Successful completion of clinical practice will be assessed by how well the teacher candidate will organize content knowledge through appropriate activities and instructional materials that assure pupil learning, create fairness and rapport so the learning environment is optimal for student learning, use instructional time effectively so pupil learning connects with the content and leads to extended learning, and evaluate his/her own teaching for greater effectiveness and personal efficacy. Continuous supervision and assessment will be provided by the cooperating teacher, as well as assessment observations by and conferences with the university supervisor. Teacher candidates will attend university seminars during this experience. Instructor permission only. (concurrent with EDU 48902)

Offered Fall, Spring for 10 Semester hours.


EDU 49901-05 Directed Studies in Education

Directed individual projects or research in some aspects of professional education. Prerequisites: Senior class standing, seeking teacher licensure, and permission of School Chair.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.