Courses

“I enjoy working with students at Spring Hill College because I am able to challenge them to transform average instructional practices and grow into quality teachers.”
-Dr. April Sanders, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Division of Teacher Education Courses

LOWER-DIVISION COURSES

EDU 131. Human Development (3) Study of theories, methodology, and research related to human development, with emphasis on educational practice. Supervised laboratory experiences. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Permission of Teacher Education Chair required. Pre-professional laboratory experience required.

EDU 150. Oral and Written Language (3) Principles of oral and written communi- cation and practical application of those principles. Emphasizes knowledge and skills appropriate to children in oral and written language and how to apply them. Includes methods of teaching basic language skills in early childhood and elementary school. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Permission of Teacher Education Chair required. Pre-professional laboratory experience required.

EDU 260. Principles of Educational Psychology (3) A survey of psychological principles of behavior and learning, basic needs, and the application of these principles to educational practice. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisites: EDU 131; permission of Teacher Education Chair required. Pre-professional laboratory experience required.

EDU 270. Art for Children (3) Knowledge and skills appropriate to children, including techniques and media for teaching art to children from nursery age through the sixth grade. Supervised laboratory experiences. This course meets the fine arts requirement for early childhood and elementary education majors. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisites: EDU 131; permission of Teacher Education Chair required. Pre-professional laboratory experience required.

EDU 271. Music for Children (3) Designed to provide skills necessary to work with children in music, the course focuses on two specific levels, ages four through eight and ages nine through eleven. Supervised laboratory experiences. This course meets the fine arts requirement for early childhood and elementary education majors. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisites: EDU 131; permission of Teacher Education Chair required. Pre-professional laboratory experience required.

EDU 280. Literature and Creative Drama for Children (3) A comprehensive survey of the literature written for children; emphasis on the development of techniques for encouraging enjoyment of literature; a special component on the use of creative drama. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisites: EDU 131; permission of Teacher Education Chair required. Pre-professional laboratory experience required. 

UPPER-DIVISION COURSES

EDU 322. Educational Tests and Measurements (3) The development, administration, evaluation, and interpretation of educational assessment, including creating plans that integrate teaching and assessment; designing objective, performance, and portfolio assessments; evaluating students and discussing evaluations with parents; and interpreting standardized tests. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program. Supervised laboratory experiences.

EDU 325. The Language Arts Program (3) Language arts curriculum, teaching, and media for children ages four through eleven. Laboratory experiences with children are an integral part of the course. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 326. Foundations of Reading Instruction (3) Study of the foundation for and the acquisition of literacy, knowledge, techniques, and programs of reading instruction. Supervised laboratory experiences. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 328. Diagnosis and Adjustment of Reading Instruction (3) Emphasizes a classroom-based diagnostic-instructional approach which employs practical techniques designed to advance learning in diverse students and at various stages of development. Supervised laboratory experiences. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 329. Reading in the Content Areas (2) (D) Assists the student in under- standing the reading process and in developing skills and habits essential in teaching reading in content areas. This course, together with the accompanying laboratory course, satisfies one diversity course requirement and must be completed prior to the beginning of the internship. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program. Co-requisite: Must register for EDU 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, or 338.

EDU 330. Strategies for Effective Classroom Management (3) An investigation of research related to instruction, management, learning, and discipline that provides pre-service teachers foundations upon which to develop strategies for effective classroom management. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program. Supervised laboratory experiences.

EDU 331. Instructional Media and Technologies of Instruction (3) An exploration of and practical experience with the preparation and use of various forms of instructional media including current and emerging technologies. Supervised laboratory experiences. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 332. Lab: Reading in the Content Area (History/Social Studies) (1) (D) To accompany EDU 329. This course is designed as a supervised laboratory experience and is co-taught by the instructor of EDU 329 and the secondary classroom practitioner in history or social studies. This course, together with EDU 329, satisfies one diversity course requirement. The laboratory experience will be held during the day in a public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co- requisite: Must be registered for EDU 329.

EDU 333. Lab: Reading in the Content Area (Mathematics) (1) (D) To accompany EDU 329. This course is designed as a supervised laboratory experience and is co-taught by the instructor of EDU 329 and the secondary classroom practitioner in mathematics. This course, together with EDU 329, satisfies one diversity course requirement. The laboratory experience will be held during the day in a public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 329.

EDU 334. Lab: Reading in the Content Area (Chemistry) (1) (D) To accompany EDU 329. This course is designed as a supervised laboratory experience and is co-taught by the instructor of EDU 329 and the secondary classroom practitioner in chemistry. This course, together with EDU 329, satisfies one diversity course requirement. The laboratory experience will be held during the day in a public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 329.

EDU 335. Lab: Reading in the Content Area (English Language Arts) (1) (D) To accompany EDU 329. This course is designed as a supervised laboratory experi- ence and is co-taught by the instructor of EDU 329 and the secondary classroom practitioner in English language arts. This course, together with EDU 329, satisfies one diversity course requirement. The laboratory experience will be held during the day in a public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co- requisite: Must be registered for EDU 329.

EDU 336. Lab: Reading in the Content Area (French) (1) (D) To accompany EDU 329. This course is designed as a supervised laboratory experience and is co- taught by the instructor of EDU 329 and the secondary classroom practitioner in French. This course, together with EDU 329, satisfies one diversity course requirement. The laboratory experience will be held during the day in a public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 329.

EDU 337. Lab: Reading in the Content Area (Spanish) (1) (D) To accompany EDU 329. This course is designed as a supervised laboratory experience and is co-taught by the instructor of EDU 329 and the secondary classroom practitioner in Spanish. This course, together with EDU 329, satisfies one diversity course requirement. The laboratory experience will be held during the day in a public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 329.

EDU 338. Lab: Reading in the Content Area (Biology) (1) (D) To accompany EDU 329. This course is designed as a supervised laboratory experience and is co-taught by the instructor of EDU 329 and the secondary classroom practitioner in biology. This course, together with EDU 329, satisfies one diversity course requirement. The laboratory experience will be held during the day in a public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 329.

EDU 345. Teaching Young Children (3) (W) A survey of the qualities and competencies needed by teachers and the history and development of early childhood education. Emphasis on current models. This is a writing intensive course. This course satisfies one diversity course requirement. Supervised laboratory experiences. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 346. The Family, the Community, and the Child (3) Emphasis on the impor- tance of the parent-child relationship, parental involvement in the educational process and the contributions of community agencies and service groups. Supervised laboratory experiences. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 370. Survey of Exceptionality (3) (D) Designed to provide students with basic understanding regarding the full range of exceptional children. Attention given to etiology, prevention, emerging issues and current methodologies. Supervised laboratory experiences. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 373. Teaching Social Studies (3) (W) Social studies curriculum, teaching, and media for children ages four through eleven. Laboratory experiences with children are an integral part of the course. Curriculum lab fee. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 375. Teaching Mathematics (3) Mathematics curriculum, teaching, and media for children ages four through eleven. Laboratory experiences with children are an integral part of the course. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 377. Teaching Science and Health (3) Curriculum and teaching in science, health, and safety for children ages four through eleven. Laboratory experiences with children are an integral part of the course. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 378. Current Influences on Curriculum and Teaching (3) (W) Synthesis of knowledge from a variety of fields of educational inquiry, and examination of their impact on the school curriculum and instructional program. Curriculum lab fee. This course satisfies one diversity course requirement. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program. This is a writing intensive course. Supervised laboratory experiences.

EDU 391. Multicultural Teaching (3) A survey of educational and social scientific concepts to help teachers understand the social and cultural milieu of culturally- different learners. The development of teaching strategies to maximize opportunities. Supervised laboratory experiences. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 401. History and Philosophy of Education (3) (W) A critical analysis of selected theories and problems in education considered as a social institution. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the role and function of the educational process in a pluralistic society. This is a writing intensive course. Supervised laboratory experiences. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

EDU 450. Strategies and Resources for Teaching in Secondary and Middle Schools (2) (W) A study of secondary and middle schools, the curriculum, instructional strategies, classroom management, and resources. Designed to address both general concerns and specific teaching fields, the course is completed prior to the internship. This is a writing intensive course. Supervised laboratory experience. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, or 457.

EDU 451. Lab: Instructional Strategies and Methodology in Teaching Social Studies and History (1) (W) To accompany EDU 450. This course is designed to demonstrate the student’s ability to implement instructional strategies and methodol- ogy in social science or history while instructing students and managing their behavior. Co-taught by EDU 450 instructor and current master’s level teacher in social science. This laboratory course will be held during the day in a public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 450.

EDU 452. Lab: Instructional Strategies and Methodology in Teaching Mathematics (1) (W) To accompany EDU 450. This course is designed to demonstrate the student’s ability to implement instructional strategies and methodology in mathematics while instructing students and managing their behavior. Co-taught by EDU 450 instructor and current master’s level teacher in mathematics. This laboratory course will be held during the day in a public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 450.

EDU 453. Lab: Instructional Strategies and Methodology in Teaching Biology (1) (W) This course is designed to demonstrate the student’s ability to implement instructional strategies and methodology in biology while instructing students and managing their behavior. Co-taught by EDU 450 instructor and current master’s level teacher in biology. This laboratory course will be held during the day in public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 450.

EDU 455. Lab: Instructional Strategies and Methodology in Teaching English Language Arts (1) (W) This course is designed to demonstrate the student’s ability to implement instructional strategies and methodology in English language arts while instructing students and managing their behavior. Co-taught by EDU 450 instructor and current master’s level teacher in English language arts. This laboratory course will be held during the day in public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 450.

EDU 456. Lab: Instructional Strategies and Methodology in Teaching French (1) (W) This course is designed to demonstrate the student’s ability to implement instructional strategies and methodology in French while instructing students and managing their behavior. Co-taught by EDU 450 instructor and current master’s level teacher in French. This laboratory course will be held during the day in public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 450.

EDU 457. Lab: Instructional Strategies and Methodology in Teaching Spanish (1) (W) This course is designed to demonstrate the student’s ability to implement instructional strategies and methodology in Spanish while instructing students and managing their behavior. Co-taught by EDU 450 instructor and current master’s level teacher in Spanish. This laboratory course will be held during the day in public, private, or parochial school. Curriculum lab fee. Co-requisite: Must be registered for EDU 450.

EDU 494. Internship in Early Childhood Education (12) A semester of supervised observation and teaching experience in an early childhood classroom; supervision provided by college staff. Includes conferences with supervising master teacher and college supervisor. Attendance at a weekly seminar is required. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program and divisional approval.

EDU 495. Internship in the High School (3) A full-time supervised observation and teaching experience in the high school (grades 6-12) for one semester; supervision provided by college staff. Includes conferences with cooperating master teacher and college coordinator. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program and divisional approval.

EDU 496. Internship in the Middle School (3) A minimum of one-hundred hours of supervised observation and teaching experience at the middle school level (grades 4-8); supervision provided by college staff. This course is designed for students seeking a middle school endorsement when the high school internship does not include appropriate work in grades seven or eight, or when the elementary internship is not in grades four, five, or six. Includes conferences with cooperating master teacher and college coordinator. Attendance at a weekly seminar is required. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program and divisional approval.

EDU 497. Internship in the High School (9) A full-time supervised observation and teaching experience in the high school (grades 6-12) for one semester; supervision provided by college staff. Includes conferences with cooperating master teacher and college coordinator. Attendance at a weekly seminar is required. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program and divisional approval.

EDU 498. Special Studies (1-3) The content of the course will be structured to meet the professional needs of the student and will include in-depth study in a selected topic in teacher education. This work is undertaken with permission of the faculty and under its supervision. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisite: Permission of chair of teacher education.

EDU 499. Internship in Elementary Education (12) A semester of supervised observation and teaching experience in an elementary classroom; supervision provided by college staff. Includes conferences with cooperating master teacher and college supervisor. Attendance at a weekly seminar is required. Curriculum lab fee. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program and divisional approval.