A class designed for the music education major. The study of teaching and directing techniques for the middle/junior high school learner, with emphasis on the physical, psychological, and emotional development of adolescents. Course will include: 1) general music; 2) choral music; 3) curriculum design; 4) the changing voice; 5) selecting and evaluating age-appropriate repertoire; 6) playing fretted instruments, folk instruments, rhythmic instruments, melody instruments, and recorders in order to employ them as teaching tools. Offered every third semester.

A course, on a special topic in the discipline at the post-baccalaureate or master degree level, offered on the basis of need, interest, or time lines. May be repeated for credit. See registrar's office current class schedules Web page for specific semester description.

A course, on a special topic in the discipline at the post-baccalaureate or master degree level, offered on the basis of need, interest, or time lines. May be repeated for credit. See registrar's office current class schedules Web page for specific semester description.

Orientation to the field of education; study of historical, philosophical, and social foundations of education; study of legal, political, economic, and governmental basis of education; overview of innovative theories and practices as well as theories of learning and development and their application; critical thinking, motivation, conflict management, the organization of U.S. schools at the elementary, middle level, and secondary level. Field experience hours required.

Recognizing the relationship between reading and writing in developing student literacy, this writing course prepares teacher candidates to attend to the other half of literacy: writing. Participants will learn how to incorporate writing in their planning, instructing, and evaluating that builds K-9 learners' capacity to think and to share their thinking through writing. Emphasis is placed on the writing process, writing in the content areas, and specific instructional techniques.

This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with a foundational knowledge in understanding students with mild/moderate behavioral challenges, creating and maintaining a positive classroom climate, resolving conflict, and utilizing behavioral intervention strategies. Field Experience required 10 hours.

Emphasis on introduction to best educational practices related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This course includes lesson planning, lesson presentations, and lesson reflection and analysis. Emphasis on writing, speaking and listening. Students need to earn a B or better in this course to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Field hours or experience required.

Teaching at the secondary level for an entire semester with one quarter in a middle school and the other in a high school. Capstone experience typically completed in the final semester. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching.

Teaching at the elementary and middle school levels. Capstone experience typically completed in the final semester. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching.

Teaching at the pre-K-12 levels. Capstone experience typically completed in the final semester. Prerequisites: admission to the teacher education program, admission to student teaching. For initial licensure candidates, passing Praxis II score. May be repeated for credit.