Elementary Education Courses

ELED 501 - Lang Acq Dev E Ch
Hours: 3
Language Acquisition and Development in Early Childhood. Three semester hours. A study of the acquisition and development of language in young children with a comprehensive examination of the major areas of language experiences.

ELED 512 - EFF TCHING & PROFESSIONAL GROW
Hours: 3
Effective Teaching and Professional Growth Hours: Three This course contains the professional body of knowledge necessary for effective teaching. This course emphasizes theories and issues of education that are directly related to teacher professional growth. The content of the course will include site-based management, professional ethics, school environment issues, communication issues, educational research, and political influences. Students will exhibit an understanding of the Texas teacher competencies as outlined on the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility portion of the TExES test. Note: Enrollment is limited to teachers on emergency certification.

ELED 514 - Management/Curr Dvlp Diverse L
Hours: 3
Management and Curriculum Development for Diverse Learners. Three semester hours. This course contains the professional body of knowledge necessary for effective teaching. This course emphasizes methods of organizing and managing a classroom based on an understanding of diverse environments. Teacher skills which have been proven to be effective in supporting diversity in the classroom will be developed. The content of this course will include classroom management strategies, curriculum and lesson planning, teaching models, assessment models, and certification issues. Students will exhibit an understanding of the Texas teacher competencies as outlined on the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility portion of the TExES test.

ELED 515 - Effective Teaching Diverse Env
Hours: 3
Effective Teaching in a Diverse Environment. Three semester hours. This course contains the professional body of knowledge necessary for effective teaching. This course focuses on understanding theories and strategies that address the needs of a diverse population. Included in this course will be diversity issues, refinement of classroom management and planning techniques, teaching strategies, and informal and formal assessment practices. Students will exhibit an understanding of the Texas Teacher competencies as outlined on the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility portion of the TExES test. Enrollment is limited to teachers on an emergency permit. Co-requisite ELED 523. Prerequisites: ELED 514.

ELED 522 - Induction Seminar
Hours: 3-6
Induction Year Seminar for Elementary/Middle School Teachers. Three to six semester hours. This course is designed to support the transition of new teachers during their induction year. Students actively work with instructor to develop the content of the course through analysis of needs assessment conducted during first class meeting. Weekly support group discussions enable students to become reflective practitioners while exploration, modeling, and implementation of effective teaching strategies encourages professional growth. Co-rerequisite ELED 523.

ELED 523 - Internship in Elementary/Middle School
Hours: 3
This course will provide experiences in various environments that will be supervised by mentors and university liaisons. Regular seminar sessions may be held which will focus on concerns related to education and/or the workplace.

ELED 524 - Lang Arts Curr Grds 1-8
Hours: 3
Language Arts Curriculum for Grade One Through Eight. Three semester hours. A consideration of techniques of teaching the communication skills and the role of linguistics in the language arts program.

ELED 529 - Workshop
Hours: 3
Workshop in Elementary Education. Three to six semester hours. May be graded on a satisfactory (S) and unsatisfactory (U) basis.

ELED 530 - Math Curr Grades 1-8
Hours: 3
Mathematics Curriculum for Grades One Through Eight. Three semester hours. This course identifies numerous movements toward a modernization of both content and method and relates these innovations to good teaching practices already in use. It includes the language of sets, number system, means for improving pupil performance in solving problems, and techniques for identifying areas of pupil accomplishment or of pupil difficulty.

ELED 545 - Issues in Dev Elem Curriculum
Hours: 3
Issues in the Development of the Elementary Curriculum. Three semester hours. The purpose of this course is to note how various philosophies have influenced the development of the elementary curriculum in order to meet the changing social and economic trends. Research articles will be studied in order to evaluate selection of procedures and materials. Practical experiences will be provided in the construction of course of study units for the elementary grades.

ELED 557 - Soc Studies Curr Grds 1-8
Hours: 3
Social Studies Curriculum for Grades One Through Eight. Three semester hours. This course is designed to give inservice personnel an opportunity to work cooperatively in attacking classroom problems. In addition to the development of teaching units for use in the classroom, students will become acquainted with the most recent trends in the social studies including an acquaintance with the wide range of materials now available to the social studies teacher. The social studies as an integrating core for experience units will be evaluated.

ELED 558 - Sci Curriculum Grades 1-8
Hours: 3
Science Curriculum for Grades One Through Eight. Three semester hours. An examination of current issues and trends in content and pedagogy with an emphasis on inquiry instruction and learning. Development and evaluation of curriculum will ascertain how changing needs in education are being addressed.

ELED 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

ELED 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis. May be repeated when topics vary.