Education Courses

187, 188, 189 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

202 Foundational Contexts of Education (1)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
An overview of the historical, social, political, multicultural and philosophical foundations of education. Provides the larger conceptual perspectives necessary for studying teaching, learning and education, and critically examines the relationship among teachers, schools and society. Seminar and field practicum. Henke, Shanton.

203 Processes in Learning and Teaching (1)
Prerequisites: Special registration through the Education Department. Education 202; approval of instructor.
Introductory course for students interested in teacher education. Emphasizes understanding and application of four processes: (1) observation, (2) inquiry, (3) reflection/assessment and (4) connection/creativity. These processes are essential in understanding and supporting personal and professional growth and in understanding teaching and learning in diverse K-12 classrooms. These processes, along with issues of personal and professional growth, will be explored in greater depth in all subsequent education course work. Seminar and special education field practicum. Shanton.

240, 241 Brass Instruments (1/4 each)
Same as Music 240, 241. Offered in alternate years. Staff.

242, 243 Woodwind Instruments (1/4 each)
Same as Music 242, 243. Offered in alternate years. Staff.

244, 245 Stringed Instruments (1/4 each)
Same as Music 244, 245. Offered in alternate years. Staff.

246 Percussion Instruments (1/4 each)
Same as Music 246. Staff.

247 Teaching for Understanding in a Diverse World: Inquiry and Reflection in the Pedagogy of Elementary Social Studies (1/2)
Supports elementary education students in developing pedagogical knowledge and skills through the exploration of professional and theoretical literature, projects and field-based teaching experiences. Required professional sequence course for all elementary education candidates in social studies. Staff.

248 Children's Literature (1)
Literature for the elementary and middle school. Same as English 248. Staff.

259 Teaching for Understanding in a Diverse World: Inquiry and Reflection in the Pedagogy of Elementary Mathematics and Science (1)
Prerequisite: Education 202.
Supports elementary education students in developing subject-specific pedagogical content knowledge focusing on the intersection of the needs and interests of children, community and school resources, and curriculum standards and benchmarks. Inquiry-oriented and field-based. Staff.

287, 288, 289 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

302 Secondary Pedagogy in Physical Education (1)
Same as Physical Education 302. Staff.

310 Movement, Brain Development and the Classroom Teacher (1)
Same as Physical Education 310. Staff.

319 Health and Wellness in the Elementary Classroom (1/2)
Introduces elementary education students to a holistic approach for promoting healthy and active lifestyles for their students. Prospective teachers become familiar with designing and integrating movement, health and physical education content in K-8 classrooms. Includes a required field placement in a K-8 public school or other educational setting. Same as Physical Education 319. Shanton.

322 Teaching of Instrumental Music in the Schools
Same as Music 322. Offered in alternate years. Staff.

325 Teaching of Music in the Elementary School (1)
Same as Music 325. Offered in alternate years. Staff.

328 Teaching of Choral Music in the Secondary School (1)
Same as Music 328. Staff.

333 Physical Education in the Elementary Schools (1)
Same as Physical Education 333. Staff.

338, 339 Teaching for Understanding in a Diverse World: Inquiry and Reflection in the Pedagogy of the Humanities (1/2, 1)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203 and permission of department.
Supports secondary education students with majors/minors in English and world languages (French, German and Spanish) in developing subject-specific pedagogical content knowledge through the exploration of professional and theoretical literature, projects, and teaching experiences. Inquiry-oriented and field-based. Shanton.

345 Methods of Teaching of Modern Languages (1)
Same as Modern Languages 345. Guenin-Lelle.

348, 349 Teaching for Understanding in a Diverse World: Inquiry and Reflection in the Pedagogy of the Social Sciences (1/2, 1)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203 and permission of department.
Supports secondary education students with majors/minors in history, political science, and psychology in developing subject-specific pedagogical content knowledge through the exploration of professional and theoretical literature, projects, and teaching experiences. Inquiry-oriented and field-based. Staff.

358, 359 Teaching for Understanding in a Diverse World: Inquiry and Reflection in the Pedagogy of the Sciences (1/2, 1)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203 and permission of department.
Supports secondary education students with majors/minors in biology, chemistry, geological sciences, physics, and mathematics in developing subject-specific pedagogical content knowledge through the exploration of professional and theoretical literature, projects, and teaching experiences. Inquiry-oriented and field-based. Staff.

360 Special Education in Physical Education (1)
Same as Physical Education 360. Staff.

371 Literacy Pedagogy in the Elementary School (1)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203 and permission of department.
Examines the relevant research base on literacy acquisition and a variety of pedagogical approaches based on competing theories about literacy. Looks at culturally responsive pedagogy with children from a variety of racial, economic, and ethnic backgrounds, and at the knowledge, skills, and attitudes involved with the program processes. Requires development, implementation, and assessment of lesson plans. Field experience includes observation and teaching in public school classrooms. This course is required for all K-12 French, German and Spanish majors. Shanton.

372 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas at the Elementary Level (1/2)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203 and permission of department.
Examines theory and pedagogy in literacy in content areas in the elementary grades, integrating reading and writing instruction into subject matter from liberal arts disciplines across the curriculum to enhance lifelong literacy skills. Emphasizes development, teaching, and assessment of lesson plans, using children’s fiction and non-fiction literature. Field experience. Staff.

373 Literacy Pedagogy in Secondary Schools (1)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203 and permission of department.
Examines literacy pedagogy in the secondary content areas. Field experiences in public school classrooms provide opportunities to observe learners and to practice the skills, methods, and strategies for teaching content literacy. Should be taken the semester prior to student teaching. Henke, Staff.

374 Teaching Advanced Concepts in Biology (1/4)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203 and permission of department.
Extends elementary education students’ knowledge of biology-related scientific phenomena. Students design instructional experiences to teach concepts to K-8 audiences, culminating in final project which includes a digital portfolio and public performance. Staff.

375 Teaching Advanced Concepts in Chemistry (1/4)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203 and permission of department.
Extends elementary education students’ knowledge of chemistry-related scientific phenomena. Students design instructional experiences to teach concepts to K-8 audiences, culminating in final project which includes a digital portfolio and public performance. Staff.

376 Teaching Advanced Concepts in Geology (1/4)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203 and permission of department.
Extends elementary education students’ knowledge of geology-related scientific phenomena. Students design instructional experiences to teach concepts to K-8 audiences, culminating in final project which includes a digital portfolio and public performance. Staff.

377 Teaching Advanced Concepts in Physics (1/4)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203 and permission of department.
Extends elementary education students’ knowledge of physics-related scientific phenomena. Students design instructional experiences to teach concepts to K-8 audiences, culminating in final project which includes a digital portfolio and public performance. Staff.

382 International Education Practicum (1/2)
Prerequisites: Acceptance to Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development; application and approval of instructor.
Students travel and study abroad, teach a lesson, and conduct an individual inquiry project in an education setting. Using comparative education and cultural studies frameworks, students gain new insights about education abroad and in the United States. This course is designed to enhance awareness of diversity, globalization, and cross-cultural competencies. Students are required to meet regularly with instructor before and after the practicum experience. Includes a course fee. Staff.

387, 388, 389 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

390 Curricula in Secondary Health Instruction (1/2)
Same as Physical Education 390. Staff.

395 Secondary Health Education Methods (1)
Same as Physical Education 395. Staff.

396 Boundary Crossings in Elementary Schools (1)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203.
Focuses on learning about and working in the Albion Public Schools with children/youth from different backgrounds. Combines curriculum and classroom management theory and practice, and emphasizes exploring and developing integrative and creative teaching skills before doing the student teaching semester. Note: This Maymester course/experience begins during the spring semester and extends for three and one-half weeks after the spring semester for all junior elementary teacher education students. Shanton.

397 Boundary Crossings in Secondary Schools (1)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203.
Focuses on learning about and working in the Albion Pubic Schools with youth from different backgrounds. Combines curriculum and classroom management theory and practice, and emphasizes exploring and developing integrative and creative teaching skills before doing the student teaching semester. Note: This Maymester course/experience begins during the spring semester and extends for three and one-half weeks after the spring semester for all junior secondary teacher education students. Henke.

398 Shurmur Mentorship-Practicum (1/2)
Prerequisites: Education 202, 203, junior standing with a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and permission of the Education Department.
Develops a deeper awareness of the complexities in education and policy issues. Pairs students with mentors who work with education policy issues. Includes interpretation and evaluation of current educational policy issues faced by administrators and legislators who work on behalf of children and youth. This course is optional, not a requirement for certification. Offered on a credit/no credit basis. Staff.

411, 412 Directed Study (1/2, 1) Staff.

421 Elementary Student Teaching (3)
Prerequisites: Advising and permission from department. All elementary education courses need to be completed before student teaching.
A full school day, semester-long internship at the elementary school level under the supervision of an experienced, well qualified teacher. Weekly seminars provide a continuing support system for student teachers by establishing an open forum for the sharing of readings, problems and experiences. Offered on a credit/no credit basis. Staff.

422 Secondary Student Teaching (3)
Prerequisites: Advising and permission from department. All secondary education courses need to be completed before student teaching.
A full school day, semester-long internship at the secondary school level under the supervision of an experienced, well qualified teacher. Weekly seminars provide a continuing support system for student teachers by establishing an open forum for the sharing of readings, problems and experiences. Offered on a credit/no credit basis. Staff.

423 Student Teaching, Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) (3)
Prerequisites: Advising and permission from department. All education courses need to be completed for student teaching.
A full school day, semester-long internship is divided equally between the elementary and secondary levels and done under the supervision of experienced, well qualified teachers. Weekly seminars provide a continuing support system for student teachers by establishing a congenial forum of peers and College supervisors for the sharing of readings, problems and experiences. Offered on a credit/no credit basis. Staff.

431 Seminar: Elementary Student Teaching (1)
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
A capstone course reflecting on practice in the classroom. Focuses on professional development, portfolio design, technology integration and classroom management. Taken concurrently during student teaching semester. Shanton.

432 Seminar: Secondary Student Teaching (1)
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
A capstone course reflecting on practice in the classroom. Focuses on professional development, portfolio design, technology integration and classroom management. Taken concurrently during student teaching semester. Henke.