DepartmentNumberTitle / DescriptionCredits
EducationEC325Early Childhood Curriculum and Methodology I

An overview of philosophy, approaches to teaching young children, technology, special needs, classroom management and practical materials designed for the developmental curriculum in the following areas: sensory experiences, language arts and the humanities (including social studies and the expressive arts). There are 25 prepracticum clock hours to complete for this course. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior in good standing in Teacher Education Program.

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EducationEC330Early Childhood Curriculum and Methodology II

Examines effective methods of curriculum implementation, considering cultural and special needs, combined with developmental learning and ways to prepare a supportive physical environment. This course will feature the following areas of curriculum: the natural sciences (including science, health and mathematics), motor development and parent and community involvement. The student will design an integrated curriculum unit and resource kit. There are 25 pre-practicum clock hours to complete for this course. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior and in good standing in Teacher Education Program.

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EducationEC399Preschool-Kindergarten Associate Degree Practicum

Observing, assisting, and teaching within a preschool setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner and supervised by a college supervisor. This practicum is required of all early childhood Associate Degree majors for licensure (Office for Children). The classroom will include regular students as well as special needs students. 

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EducationEC499eGrades 1-2 Practicum

Observing, assisting, and teaching within a first through second grade setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner and supervised by a college supervisor. This practicum is required of all early childhood majors for licensure. The classroom will include regular students as well as special needs students. Prerequisites: ED210, ED310, RE441, SN311, SN420, ED243, EC325, EC330, a cumulative GPA of 2.5, approval of Teacher Education Faculty, pass all appropriate MTEL tests.

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EducationEC499kPreschool/Kindergarten Practicums

Observing, assisting, and teaching within a preschool setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner and supervised by a college supervisor. This practicum is required of all early childhood majors for licensure. The classroom will include regular students as well as special needs students. Prerequisites: ED210, ED310, RE441, SN420, SN311, ED243, EC325, EC330, a cumulative GPA of 2.5, approval of Teacher Education Faculty, pass all appropriate MTEL tests.

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EducationED210Foundations of Education

An introductory course offering insights into historical, sociological, psychological, philosophical and methodological foundations at all levels of education. Opportunity is provided for students to explore the field of education and to provide guidance to those choosing teaching as a vocation. 

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EducationED243Educational Technology

Includes an overview of the applications of the technology in the classroom. Students will review, evaluate, and produce educational software including videos, slide presentations, transparencies and photo essays for use in small group, class, and individual instruction. Emphasis will be placed on integrating instructional software, including compact disks, word processing, and multimedia computer programs into the curriculum. There is also a study of innovative programs using technology, such as distance learning and telecommunications, in the classroom. There are 25 pre-practicum hours to complete for this course. Prerequisites: ED210 and ED310.

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EducationED310Education Psychology and Measurement

A review of human development in a psychological context, followed by a concentration on learning theories and evaluation strategies. The aim is to help each student to arrive at a consistent systematic position in applying psychology to the educational setting. There are 25 pre-practicum clock hours to complete this course. Prerequisites: ED210 and PS240.

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EducationED320Classroom Management

Directed toward approaches that the teacher should be knowledgeable about and able to use in a classroom setting. A major emphasis will be directed toward behavior modification and other methods which should be appropriate in a self-contained and regular education classroom and instructional settings. Emphasis will be placed on the inclusion of all students within the classroom to enhance individual self. Prerequisites: SN311, Junior or Senior in good standing in Teacher Education Program.

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EducationED462
Cross listed as RE462
Reading in Content Area

Designed to develop skills that will enable the teacher to facilitate the student’s reading of content area material. Significant research will be reviewed and projects developed to provide the future teacher with practical applications of the findings. Attention will be given to all areas of the curriculum to be correlated with reading instruction. This course is required for middle school and secondary education. There are 25 pre-practicum hours to complete for this course. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior in good standing in Teacher Education Program. Cross-listed as RE462.

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EducationED495Independent Research in Education

Individual research under the guidance of faculty on special interests, concerns, problems, remediations, or questions. Assigned and suggested readings will be required; field experience(s) may be required; frequent conferences will be conducted. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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EducationED499zPracticum Seminar: Student Teaching Seminar

Two-credit seminar for student teachers who have not had any previous teaching experience. It is designed as a supportive component of the student teaching experience. The following is a list of possible topics to be covered: licensure application process, credential files, discipline, classroom management, interviewing, and relationships with supervising practitioners. The structure of the course also allows for student generated topics for discussion. This course begins one month after the start of the practicum. This course must be taken to be considered a program completer. 

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EducationEL325Elementary Curriculum and Methods I

Designed to address elementary teaching methodology and competencies in the instructional areas of language arts and social studies in coordination with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Emphasis will be on teaching and assessment, including instructional strategies, teaching and learning styles, curriculum design, planning, and implementation of concepts, within the inclusionary model. Students are required to complete 25 prepracticum hours in an elementary setting to observe and teach language arts and social studies curriculum. Prerequisite:Junior or Senior in good standing in Teaching Education Program.

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EducationEL330Elementary Curriculum and Methods II

Designed to provide students with an overview of instructional curriculum and methodologies in elementary science/ technology and mathematics. Focus will be on curriculum, instruction, and assessment in a differentiated classroom. The use of instructional materials and the importance of hands-on instruction and scientific inquiry will be highlighted. Students will be expected to complete 25 pre-practicum hours in an elementary setting to observe and teach science and math curriculum. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior in good standing in Teacher Education Program.

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EducationEL499Practicum in Elementary Education

Observing, assisting, and teaching within an elementary school setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner and supervised by a college supervisor. This practicum is required of all elementary education majors for licensure. The classroom will include regular students as well as special needs students. Prerequisites: ED210, ED310, RE441, SN311, SN420, ED243, EL325, EL330, a cumulative GPA of 2.5, approval of Teacher Education Faculty, pass all appropriate MTEL tests.

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EducationES320ELL Curriculum and Methods

This course will examine a number of topics that address the learning needs of ELL students. Theoretical issues from various disciplines will be considered as they impact the practical needs and concerns of students and teachers in the authentic settings in which ELL instruction takes place (second language acquisition and the world of English Language Learners). A variety of methods, especially Sheltered Instruction (SEI), will be studied and analyzed in order that prospective teachers will be able to develop concrete strategies of instruction. The course targets the teaching of ELL in elementary school, middle school and high school. There is a 25 hour prepracticum requirement for this course. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior in good standing in Teacher Education Program.

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EducationMS420Curriculum and Methods of Middle School Education

Emphasizes various plans and methods for the motivation and direction of learning in the middle school content areas. Opportunity is given to study and apply the particular major content to the classroom. There are 25 pre-practicum hours to complete for this course. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior in good standing in the Teacher Education Program.

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EducationMS499Middle School Subject Area Practicum

Observing, assisting, and teaching within a middle school setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner and supervised by a college supervisor. This practicum is required of all middle school education majors for licensure. The classroom will include regular students as well as special needs students. Prerequisites: ED210, ED310, SN311, SN420, PS343, ED243, RE462, MS420, a cumulative GPA of 2.5, approval of Teacher Education Faculty, pass all appropriate MTEL tests.

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EducationRE441The Teaching of Reading and Children’s Literature

Designed to assist the preservice and elementary teacher in developing a solid instructional philosophy as it relates to the teaching of reading, and to examine research-based, balanced literacy practices. Emphasis will be placed on designing literacy-rich classroom environments which support reading instruction in relation to the Massachusetts English Language Curriculum Frameworks. Current methodology, practical techniques of teaching reading, the integration of winning strategies, as well as current assessment practices will be discussed. Prerequisite: Senior in good standing in the Teacher Education Program.

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EducationRE462
Cross listed as ED462
Reading in the Content Area

Designed to develop skills that will enable the teacher to facilitate the student’s reading of content area material. Significant research will be reviewed and projects developed to provide the future teacher with practical applications of the findings. Attention will be given to all areas of the curriculum to be correlated with reading instruction. This course is required for middle school and secondary education. There are 25 pre-practicum hours to complete for this course. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior and in good standing in Teacher Education Program. Cross-listed with ED462.

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EducationSE420General Curriculum and Methods of Secondary Education

Emphasizes various plans and methods for the motivation and direction of learning in the secondary school. Opportunity is given to study and apply the particular major content to the classroom. There are 25 pre-practicum hours to complete for this course. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior in good standing in Teacher Education Program.

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EducationSE499Practicum in Secondary Education

Observing, assisting and teaching within a secondary school setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner and supervised by a college supervisor. This practicum is required of all secondary education majors for licensure. The classroom will include regular students as well as special needs students. Prerequisites: ED210, ED310, SN311, ED243, RE462, SE420, SN420, a cumulative GPA of 2.5, approval of Teacher Education Faculty, pass all appropriate MTEL tests.

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EducationSN311Human Exceptionalities

An introductory course in special needs, which is designed to provide a basis for further study in the area. Students will develop competencies in the following: (1) psychological characteristics of children with special needs, (2) behavioral characteristics of children with special needs, (3) techniques used to diagnose and remediate special needs, and (4) current special needs legislation (state and national). There are 25 pre-practicum hours to complete for this course. Prerequisites: ED210, ED310, Junior standing.

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EducationSN325Special Education Curriculum and Methods I

This course will focus on various methodologies in teaching all types of special needs students. The content for language arts, the humanities, social studies, and the arts are explored, with an emphasis on matching the teaching style of the teacher to the learning styles of the student. An emphasis on both corrective and functional techniques will be included, as well as the development of appropriate materials. There are 25 pre-practicum hours to complete for the course. Prerequisites: SN311 and Junior or Senior in good standing in Teacher Education Program.

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EducationSN330Curriculum and Methods Elementary Special Needs II

This course will focus on various methodologies in teaching all types of special needs students in the natural sciences (including mathematics, science and health) in the elementary setting. Emphasis will include remediation techniques that can be varied to meet differing teaming styles using a variety of teaching styles. Techniques of evaluation, teaching and instructional materials with diverse populations will be included. There are 25 pre-practicum hours to complete for the course. Prerequisites: SN311 and Junior or Senior in good standing in Teacher Education Program.

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EducationSN335Curriculum and Methods Secondary Special Needs II

This course will focus on various methodologies in teaching all types of special needs students in the natural sciences (including mathematics, science and health) in the secondary setting. Emphasis will include techniques that can be varied to meet differing learning styles and application of knowledge to real life situations in becoming a positive functioning member of society. Techniques of evaluation, teaching and instructional materials with diverse populations will be included. There are 25 pre-practicum hours to complete the course. Prerequisites: SN311 and Junior or Senior in good standing in Teacher Education Program.

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EducationSN420Psychological and Educational Assessment

Students will be introduced to a variety of educational assessment techniques ranging from traditional classroom assessment tools and standardized tests, to more contemporary performance based assessment approaches. Attention will be given to the practical assessment versus theoretical treatment of evaluation. This will challenge students to consider whether assessment is valuable and how assessment and teaching go together. Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate and administer formal assessment tools, design and administer informal and alternative assessment tools, evaluate selected test materials and protocols, and determine how the classroom teacher can use all of this information in designing his/her teaching lessons and materials. Students will determine how the classroom teacher can use all the information in designing lessons that reach the students learning style and level of achievement. Prerequisites: SN311 and Junior or Senior in good standing in Teacher Education Program.

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EducationSN499ePracticum Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre K-8)

The student will spend at least 12 weeks (300 clock hours) in an inclusive general education setting or 75 hours in an inclusive general education setting and 225 hours in a separate or substantially separate setting for students with moderate disabilities. Local school districts cooperate by providing experiences in resource rooms and other special facilities. The student is expected to demonstrate competence as a teacher of students identified as having moderate disabilities. Supervision will be provided by the supervising practitioner, the college supervisor, and school district administrators. Prerequisites: ED210, ED310, SN311, ED243, ED320, SN325, SN335, RE441, SN420, a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and approval of Teacher Education Faculty, pass all appropriate MTEL tests.

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EducationSN499sPracticum Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (5-12)

The student will spend at least 12 weeks (300 clock hours) in an inclusive general education setting or 150 hours in an inclusive general education setting and 150 hours in a separate or substantially separate setting for students with moderate disabilities. Local school districts cooperate by providing experiences in resource rooms and other special facilities. The student is expected to demonstrate competence as a teacher of students identified as having moderate special needs. Supervision will be provided by the supervising practitioner, the college supervisor, and school district administrators. Prerequisites: ED210, ED310, SN311, ED243, ED320, SN325, SN330 or SN335, RE441, SN420, a cumulative GPA of 2.5, approval of Teacher Education Faculty, pass all appropriate MTEL tests.

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