Secondary Education Courses

SED 200 - GLB/Edu in a Global Society
Hours: 3
(EDUC 1301) Description : This course explores the culture of schooling and classrooms from global perspectives of current political, social, and familial issues impacting schooling and classrooms worldwide. Students will participate in early field experiences with varied and diverse student populations; designed to analyze the learning environment and the human experiences of teachers and learners and compare U.S. schools and the American educational system to those of other countries. Note: Ten clock hours of professional field experiences are required.

SED 300 - Teaching Profession
Hours: 3
This course provides prospective teachers with a beginning foundation for understanding learners, enhancing student achievement, and understanding the teaching environment. The course will emphasize the structure, organization, management, and governance of the American school system and current issues related to the semiprofessional legal, ethical, and multicultural foundations of teaching also will be discussed. Prerequisites: minimum overall GPA of 2.75; must have passed TSI and THEA 250; Reading score or ACT 23 Composite and 23 English or SAT 1070 Combined and 550 Critical Reading or Verbal. Note: Thirty clock hours of professional field experiences are required. Note: transfer students will begin having to meet the 2.75 GPA requirement beginning fall 2016.

SED 330 - Roles and Responsibilities of Professional STEM Educators
Hours: 3
This course introduces the professional body of knowledge necessary for effective STEM teaching through the LeoTeach Program. Thirty hours of classroom observation are required. During three math & science days in upper elementary grades in a public school, the preservice teachers will present lessons which they have collaboratively planned with their instructor, colleagues, and mentors. Preparation will include classroom management, curriculum, lesson design, teaching models, learning in diverse environments and modifying lessons for learners with dyslexia. Preservice teachers will move from a what to know stance to a what questions to ask perspective. They will earn a Promethean Tutorial Certificate, the first of three, documenting their instructional technology competence. Prerequisites: Prerequisite minimum overall GPA of 2.75; must have passed TSI and THEA; 250 Reading score or ACT 23 Composite and 23 English or SAT 1070 Combined and 550 Critical Reading or Verbal. Note: Thirty clock hours of professional field experiences are required.

SED 331 - Instructional Design for Student Engagement in STEM
Hours: 3
This second course in the LeoTeach sequence includes middle school field experiences (i.e., observing master teachers and teaching collaboratively designed lessons to diverse learners). The preservice teachers will develop competence with questioning strategies, two teaching models (direct instruction and Inquiry learning), and use formative assessment data including student artifacts to revise initial lesson plans and further differentiate instruction. They will continue their progress toward digital fluency while earning a Prezi Tutorial Certificate indicating their instructional technology competence. Their lesson plans will include modifications for learners with attention deficits. Prerequisites: SED 330.

SED 332 - Project Based Learning in STEM
Hours: 3
This third course in the LeoTeach sequence includes high school field experiences. The preservice teachers will develop competence with the problems based learning model through designing and carrying out an exploratory investigation of a designated topic such as student engagement in learning. Experiences with research design, implementation, and data analysis will be the foundation for a teacher inquiry project carried out during SED 400. Reports of what they learned from the investigations will include suggested modifications for students with behavior deficits as well as plans for a series of problem based learning lessons for a high school class. They will earn an iPad Tutorial Certificate indicating their instructional technology competence. Prerequisites: SED 331.

SED 389 - 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.

SED 400 - Pedagogy and Classroom Management in Field-based Environments
Hours: 3
An experiential component in which future public school teachers design and implement culturally diverse curriculum and model the use of a variety of classroom management strategies. The resident teachers will use cutting edge technologies for both creating curriculum to maximize student engagement. Special attention will center on the synergistic nature of effective management and immersive curriculum. Prospective teachers will achieve knowledge and skill by observing and teaching as an intern in secondary public school teachers in classroom situations. Prerequisites: SED 300 & PSY 300.

SED 401 - Technology Infused Curriculum and Assessment in Field-based Environments
Hours: 3
An experiential component in which future public school teachers design and implement curriculum and model the use of a variety of classroom assessment techniques. The resident teachers will use cutting edge technologies for both creating and assessing lessons. Special attention will center on the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and testing. Prospective teachers will achieve knowledge and skill by observing and assisting middle/secondary public school teachers in classroom situations.

SED 404 - Secondary Teaching Practicum
Hours: 3
Supervised resident teaching experiences in the secondary school classroom. Regular seminar sessions will focus on the situations, questions, and concerns that arise directly from the resident teachers' experiences in secondary public school classrooms. Prerequisites: SED 300 and PSY 300.

SED 405 - Secondary Residency in Teaching
Hours: 3-6
Resident teachers perform all aspects of student teaching in a public school setting. Working closely with a public school mentor teacher and under the supervision of a university liaison, the resident teachers learn the process and concepts of teaching in the real world setting.

SED 414 - Mgmt and Curr Dev for Div Lrnr
Hours: 3
Mgmt and Curr Dev for Div Lrnr. Three semester hours. 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 i 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 Profession Development portion of the TEXES test. Enrollment is limited to students accepted into the aide waiver program. Co-requisite SED 422.

SED 415 - Eff Tchg in a Div Environment
Hours: 3
Eff Tchg in a Div Environment. 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 Professional Development portion of the TEXES test. Enrollment is limited to students accepted into the Aide Waiver program.

SED 416 - Edu Research for Eff Tchg
Hours: 3
Edu Research for Eff Tchg. Three semester hours. 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 Professional Development portion of the TEXES test. Enrollment is limited to students accepted into the Aide Waiver Program.

SED 422 - Internship in Teaching
Hours: 3
Internship in Teaching. Three semester hours. (Same as ELED 422) Supervised experiences in the secondary school designed for post-baccalaureate students who are seeking initial certification at the graduate level. Students will be supervised by teachers, administrators, and University liaisons. Regular seminar sessions may be held and will focus on concerns related to classroom management practices, curriculum development, and/or instructional strategies.

SED 489 - Independents 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.

SED 490 - Honors Thesis
Hours: 3

SED 491 - H Ind Honors Rdg
Hours: 3

SED 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.