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1000 Problems in Education
(As Needed)
1-4 hrs
Rosetta Stone or Sign Language

1123 Nutrition
(scheduled through Nursing Department)
(Every Summer)
Course is offered ONLY on-line
3 credit hours   3:0

Consideration of basic nutrition related to food and good health. Nutritional issues and problems in the present socio-economic and cultural environment.

2001 Education Seminar
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
This is the introductory course for sophomores seeking admission into the OPSU Teacher Education Program. The course will address admission requirements, certification examinations, portfolio requirements, Oklahoma teacher shortage areas, Oklahoma P.A.S.S., and other related topics.

2113 Introduction to Education
(Every Fall, Every Spring, Every Summer)
Explores the historical and philosophical foundations of education, the practical application of these philosophies, the legal and financial aspects of today’s common school system, and introduces the element of educational research to the students.

2222 Communication Skills for Educators
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Pre-requisite: Grade of "C" or above in ENGL 1113 , ENGL 1213, and COMM 1113 (or
their equivalents)
This course is designed to meet the needs of those who plan to enter the Teacher Education program and pursue the teaching profession. It will help candidates refine their communication skills in preparation for meeting with the constituents in the education system, as well as for meeting the needs of their prospective students in the public schools. They will receive instruction and practice in expository and persuasive writing, in use of the English language, in reading critically, and in public speaking in order to communicate with the audiences of parents, administrators, and other public entities.

2233 Diversity in Education
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Examines current issues and trends in educational practices through the perspectives of history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, and anthropology, and the politics of education. Focus will be placed on theoretical and practical issues of diversity in classroom settings, especially related to culture, race, gender ethnicity, language, and socio-economic levels.

2323 Reading in the Content Area
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Course is offered ONLY on-line
Pre-requisite: EDUC 2001 and EDUC 2113 or Permission from Dean of Education
This course helps prospective teachers in grades 6 - 12 realize the importance of reading to learn content.  Focus is placed on planning of curriculum, reading/writing connections with texts; recognition of reading difficulties because of text levels, format, and organization; instructional strategies using text; inclusion of diverse students; assessment strategies; technology use; and professional development.

2623 Children's Literature
(Every Fall)
Pre-requisite: EDUC 2001 and EDUC 2113 or Permission from Dean of Education
The course focuses on the study of the various genres of literature for children with emphasis upon criteria for selecting and interpreting quality material for children who are at different developmental levels and upon recognizing the dimensions of response to literature.  The class is required for elementary education and is highly recommended for prospective parents and those who work with children or young adults. 

3213 Human Development: Child and Adolescent Psychology
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
This course is designed to develop an understanding of the laws and principles that relate to the growth and maturation in motor, physical, mental, and emotional aspects of human behavior from childhood through adolescence.

3223 Education of the Exceptional Child
(Every Fall, Every Spring, Every Summer)
Pre-requisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program.
Survey of special education in which the various areas of exceptionality are investigated with a focus on problems encountered by the classroom teacher. Emphasis on types of exceptionalities, techniques of identification, teaching, and resources/assistance available to teachers.

EDUC 3233 Methods and Materials in Reading
(Every Fall/Every Spring)
Prerequisite:  EDUC 3313 and admission to Teacher Education Program.  This course will continue the development of an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of pedagogy as it applies to effective and scientific research based methods of teaching reading.  This course will continue the development of the understanding of the 5 elements of reading and how the aspects of the elements are used in correcting reading problems.   Clinical experience and service learning will be done through tutoring public school students with practice of correcting reading problems using the knowledge of the 5 elements of reading, scientific research based methods, research from the National Reading Panel, and best practices with diverse student populations.  This course will also include a brief overview of diagnosing reading problems.          

3253 Diagnostics and Prescriptive Teaching of Reading
(Every Fall, Every Spring, Every Summer)
Prerequisite:  EDUC 3313, EDUC 3233, and admission to Teacher Education Program.  This course will continue the development of an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of pedagogy as it applies to effective and scientific research based methods of diagnosing and correcting  reading problems.  This course will continue the development of the understanding of the 5 elements of reading and how the aspects of the elements are used in diagnosing correcting reading problems.  This course will provide instruction on diagnosing and correcting reading problems using methods, techniques, practices, assessment tools, and materials that are currently being used in the public school systems and listed in Reading First Legislation.  Candidates will learn their roles in teaching reading based on state and federal mandates as well as working with diverse populations.   Clinical experience and service learning will be done through tutoring public school students with practice in diagnosing and correcting reading problems using the knowledge of the 5 elements of reading, scientific research based methods, research from the National Reading Panel, and best practices with diverse student populations.

3313 Foundation of Reading Instruction
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Prerequisite:  EDUC 3313, EDUC 3233, and admission to Teacher Education Program.  This course will continue the development of an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of pedagogy as it applies to effective and scientific research based methods of diagnosing and correcting  reading problems.  This course will continue the development of the understanding of the 5 elements of reading and how the aspects of the elements are used in diagnosing correcting reading problems.  This course will provide instruction on diagnosing and correcting reading problems using methods, techniques, practices, assessment tools, and materials that are currently being used in the public school systems and listed in Reading First Legislation.  Candidates will learn their roles in teaching reading based on state and federal mandates as well as working with diverse populations.   Clinical experience and service learning will be done through tutoring public school students with practice in diagnosing and correcting reading problems using the knowledge of the 5 elements of reading, scientific research based methods, research from the National Reading Panel, and best practices with diverse student populations.

3333 Methods and Material/Creative Arts
(Every Spring)
Pre-requisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program.
This class encompasses the study of art, music, drama and dance appropriate for early childhood and elementary school children. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of aesthetic and creative experiences into the elementary curriculum. Restricted to students admitted to program.

3563 Field Experience Practicum I
(Every Fall)
Pre-requisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program.
Pre-service field experiences involving observations and participation in the education of public school students.

4000 Problems in Education
(As Needed-)

1-4 credit hours   1-4:0
Pre-requisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program.
Research in current educational practice and innovations to improve teacher effectiveness.

4173 Methods and Materials in Mathematics and Science  in the Elementary School
(Every Fall)
Pre-requisite:  Admission into the Teacher Education Program.
Materials, methods, and classroom procedures as they relate to teaching science and mathematics in the elementary school.

4273 Field Experience Practicum II
(Every Spring)
Pre-requisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program.
Pre-service filed experiences involving participation in the education of public school students.

4313 Educational Psychology
(Every Fall, Every Spring, Every Summer)
Pre-requisite: EDUC 3213 and admission to the Teacher Education Program or Permission from Dean of Education.
This course for teachers is designed to promote more effective teaching through an understanding of psychological principles.  This course will cover teaching as a profession by addressing qualities of good teachers, including personal qualities, psychological and philosophical approaches to teaching and classroom management.  It will also cover issues of multicultural education, diversity, memory, learning theory and motivation.

4322 Methods and Materials for Secondary Teaching
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Pre-requisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program or Permission from Dean of Education
Materials, methods, and classroom procedures as they relate to teaching at the secondary level. This course is required of all secondary education majors.

4323 Methods and Materials in Social Studies in the Elementary School
(Every Spring)
Pre-requisite: U.S. history, political science, geography, and admission into the Teacher Education Program.
Objectives, methods, and procedures of teaching social studies in the elementary grades will be presented.

4333 Educational Technology
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program.
This course is designed for the purpose of integrating modern computer technology into the elementary and secondary school classroom. Students will be exposed to numerous technologies (computer software, scanners, ITV, multimedia, digital cameras, etc.) And will be able to adapt these technologies into daily lesson planning. As a result, technology will become a tool in the natural flow of the teaching and learning process.

4433 Elementary Classroom Management and Assessment
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program.
Exploration of positive classroom techniques and management strategies.  Principles and techniques of measuring educational attainment; essay and objective tests and their construction; standard scores and grading systems; standardized tests; and use of educational research.

4450 Directed Observations and Student Teaching in Elementary School
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Pre-requisite: Admission into the Professional Semester.
Designed to give each prospective teacher observations and practical experiences in classroom instruction on the elementary level under the guidance and supervision of a successful classroom teacher in a public school. The assignment will be for a period of twelve (12) weeks.

4533 Secondary Classroom Management and Assessment
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program or Permission of Dean of Education.
Exploration of positive classroom techniques and management strategies.  Principles and techniques of measuring educational attainment; essay and objective tests and their construction; standard scores and grading systems; standardized tests; and use of educational research.

4720 Directed Observations and Student Teaching in the Secondary School
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Pre-requisite: Admission into the Professional Semester.
Designed to give each prospective teacher observations and practical experiences in classroom instruction on the secondary level under the guidance and supervision of a successful classroom teacher in a public school. Individual weekly conferences with the supervising teacher will be scheduled to discuss practical problems arising in the classroom as well as general problems related to the teaching profession. The assignment will be for a period of twelve (12) weeks, a minimum of sixty days in the public schools.

4750 Observation and Student Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Schools
(Every Fall, Every Spring)
Prerequisite: Admission into the professional semester.
Designed to give each prospective teacher observations and practical experiences in classroom instruction at both the elementary and secondary level under the guidance and supervision of successful classroom teachers at both levels in the public schools. Evaluations will be provided from both levels of student teaching and conferences will be scheduled with both public school teachers. The assignment will be for a minimum period of twelve (12) weeks with six (6) weeks to be served in an elementary school setting (grades 1 - 4) and six (6) weeks to be served in a secondary school setting (grades 10 - 12). Middle School (grades 5 - 9) may be accepted as a substitute for one of the two required settings with approval of the Dean of Education and the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA)

 
 
 
 

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