Bulletin--Elementary Education Discipline

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION


College of Education
(See Elementary Education in the Academic Programs section for information on degree)

Undergraduate Courses

584 Aftermath: An Overview of Elementary School Mathematics (3)

Overview of the K-8 mathematics curriculum in today's elementary classroom. Opportunities for individual assessment and improvement of math skills in preparation for teaching elementary school mathematics. Recommended for students entering the Multiple Subjects Credential Program. CR/NC grading.

607 Pre-School Administration: Developing Team Relationships (3)

What are the ingredients necessary for a functioning staff in child development programs? Explores the dynamics of an interdisciplinary early childhood team: administrators, teachers, parents, and support personnel. Focus is on the development of roles and communication skills.

645 Directed Experiences with Children (1-5)

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Individually guided observation and participation experiences with children in elementary school. Registration by recommendation of adviser and consent of instructor.

662 Elementary School Mainstreaming (1)

Identifying characteristics of various handicapping conditions. Expanding concepts of learning styles and criteria for selecting materials for individualized instruction to implement the mainstream component with reference to the elementary classroom.

678 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Elementary Classroom (3)

Prerequisite: upper division status or consent of instructor. A pre/corequisite foundation course for the multiple subjects credential focusing on critical cross-cultural understandings and teaching strategies. Issues include language, culture, socio-economic status, and gender in relation to teaching in elementary classrooms.

679 Curriculum and Instruction in Science (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Corequisite: E ED 680, E ED 681, E ED 682, or E ED 684. Planning, developing, teaching, and evaluating learning experiences in science. Evaluation of instructional materials. Performance based objectives. Classwork, one unit; laboratory, two units.

680 Analyzing Child Behavior in a School Setting (3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Seminar using the child as a data source in curriculum planning. Examines theory and research concerning the origin and development of behavior; influence of family, peer group, school, and community on behavior and learning. The orientation, counseling, and guidance of teacher candidates. Guided experience in the schools. Performance based objectives.

681 Curriculum in the Elementary School (3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with E ED 680 with consent of adviser. Curriculum planning and instructional processes; problems common to all curriculum areas with particular emphasis on social studies. Workshop activities including school experiences. Performance based objectives.

682 The Teaching of Reading (4)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Methods and materials in teaching reading; organization, evaluation, and techniques for meeting individual differences; workshop activities; guided experiences in schools. Relation of reading to other areas of the language arts. Performance based objectives. Classwork, three units; laboratory, one unit.

683 Microcomputing Competencies for Elementary School Teachers (3)

Introductory level use of operating systems for the Apple IIe microcomputer. Use of exemplary instructional and applications software, including programs to promote children's problem solving and thinking skills. Criteria for instructional software selection. Teaching LOGO graphics programming.

684 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics (3)

Prerequisites: consent of instructor; background in structure of number system. May be taken concurrently with E ED 682. Planning, developing, and evaluating learning experiences in mathematics. Evaluation of instructional materials. Performance based objectives. Classwork, one unit; laboratory, two units.

685 Student Teaching: Self-Contained Classroom (3, 6, or 12)

Prerequisite: consent of department. Teaching experience in selected schools under guidance of resident teacher with direct supervision by university instructor. Includes performance based objectives. May be taken twice for total of twelve units on advisement. CR/NC grading only.

686 Student Teaching Seminar: Self-Contained Classroom (3)

Corequisite: E ED 685. Understanding the multiple roles of the teacher: classroom instructional, professional responsibilities, community relationships. Guiding and evaluating learning opportunities for children in all curricular areas. Includes performance based objectives. CR/NC grading only.

697 Special Topics in Elementary Education (1-3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Selected topic of contemporary and significant interest in elementary education. May substitute for credential requirements only when approved in advance by adviser.

699 Special Study (1-3)

An intensive study of a particular problem in education under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open to regularly enrolled students only.

Graduate Courses

700 Seminar in Physical, Social, and Emotional Development in Early Childhood Education (3)

Prerequisite: E ED 680 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Understanding of physical, social, and emotional development as related to the learning of young children (birth to age eight). Analysis of selected cross-cultural studies, research, and implications for early childhood education.

702 Creative Experiences with Pre-School Children (3)

Prerequisite: E ED 650 or consent of instructor. Seminar in creativity in the curriculum for young children. Principles and practices which develop creativity through utilization of art, music, creative dramatics, sciences, etc.

704 Play as a Way of Learning (3)

Prerequisite: E ED 700 or consent of instructor. Analysis of the role of play in the learning process of young children. Seminar with emphasis on the evidence from research regarding relationships of free play to wholesome development. Observation of nursery schools and creative approaches to play development.

705 Child Development Through Literature Study in the Elementary Classroom (3)

Serves to acquaint the student with principles of child development that can be found through an examination of children's literature. Emphasis is placed on personality, emotional, and intellectual development with particular focus on multi-cultural, home influences, and the exceptional child.

707 Seminar in Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Education (3)

Prerequisite: E ED 680 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Selected theories and research on children's intellectual development. Applications to curriculum development and classroom practice.

708 Seminar in Language Development in Early Childhood Education (3)

Prerequisite: E ED 680 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Research on children's language acquisition; analysis of language differences. Applications to curriculum development and classroom practice, including assessment procedures.

720* Research and Practice in Language and Literacy Education (3)

Prerequisite: basic reading course. Current research and practice in teaching language and literacy to diverse learners; instructional strategies to motivate literature study, writing, recreational reading; second language literacy instruction; classroom organization; assessment.

723 Inservice Leadership in Reading (2)

Prerequisites: consent of adviser and course instructor. Corequisite: E ED 724. Seminar in development of professional growth in reading; determining staff needs; designing programs of in-service education; problems of consultation and program development, aiding in development of curriculum and improvement of instruction. Includes supervised field experience. Culminating experience of the Reading Specialist Program. (Also offered as S ED 723.)

724 Supervised Field Experience in Inservice Leadership in Reading (1)

Prerequisites: consent of adviser and course instructor. Corequisite: E ED 723. Supervised field experience. (Also offered as S ED 724.)

725* Classroom Issue in Language, Literacy, and Culture (3)

Prerequisite: E ED 708 or E ED 678 or E ED 720. Research and theory on language and literacy development in linguistically and culturally diverse communities and classrooms; first and second language acquisition; emergent literacy; implications of research for culturally responsive teaching and classroom organization.

726 Teaching Process Writing in Elementary Classrooms (3)

Review of research teaching writing/reading in the classroom. Emphasis in process writing and how oral language and reading are supported by teaching narrative, poetic and non-fiction writing. Portfolio assessment and evaluation of writing pieces.

Seminars in Elementary School Subjects

The 760 level seminars emphasize five major strands that are initially developed on a generic level through E ED 760 and then addressed more specifically in the selected content area curriculum courses. These interrelated strands are as follows:

Principles of Child Growth and Development
Principles of Learning and Teaching
Analysis of Current Programs and Practices
Trends and Issues in Historical and Contemporary Perspective
Findings from Research
These seminars are designed for experienced teachers or those who possess appropriate teaching credentials.

760 Seminar on Social Issues and Curriculum Development (3)

An examination of social issues and their influence on school organization and curriculum development. Advanced study of patterns of organization and curriculum in elementary schools.

761 Elementary School Mathematics: Problem Solving (3)

Prerequisite: consent of Elementary Education adviser or instructor. Seminar on curriculum development in elementary school mathematics methods and materials with an emphasis on teaching problem solving strategies as a unifying theme for content selection from identified strands.

762 Elementary School Language Arts (3)

Prerequisite: consent of Elementary Education adviser or instructor. Seminar on curriculum development in elementary school language arts methods, materials, and curriculum sequence which includes content selected from identified strands.

763 Integrating Language, Literacy, and Technology in Elementary School Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: consent of Elementary Education adviser or instructor. Seminar on curriculum development in elementary school reading methods, materials, and curriculum sequence which includes content selected from identified strands.

764 Elementary School Social Studies (3)

Prerequisite: consent of Elementary Education adviser or instructor. Seminar on curriculum development in elementary school social studies methods, materials, and curriculum sequence which includes content selected from identified strands.

765 Elementary School Science (3)

Prerequisite: consent of Elementary Education adviser or instructor. Seminar on curriculum development in elementary school science methods, materials, and curriculum sequence which includes content selected from identified strands.

767 Elementary School Creative Arts (3)

Prerequisite: consent of Elementary Education adviser or instructor. Seminar on curriculum development in elementary school creative arts methods, materials, and curriculum sequence which includes content selected from identified strands.

770 Literacy Education Clinic I: Multidisciplinary Assessment of Reading and Language Problems (3)

Prerequisites: E ED 720 and basic teaching credential. The focus is on-going classroom, interactive assessment. Students must administer and interpret a variety of tests, formal and informal, individual and group, holistic and analytical, to identify and design instructional intervention for the correlates of reading and language problems: social, emotional, intellectual, and educational. Field assessment experiences and "dynamic" language arts remedial lesson plans are required.

771 Literacy Clinic II: Multidisciplinary Assessment and Remediation of Language and Literacy Problems (3)

Prerequisite: E ED 770. Students must integrate theory and practice and demonstrate proficiency in the practice and adaptation of test administration skills and interactive instructional strategies. Students test and tutor K-12 youngsters with reading and language problems. Field tutorial experiences and a detailed case study are required.

780 Assessment and Program Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education Setting (3)

For course description, see SPED 780.

797 Special Topic in Elementary Education (1-3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Selected topic of contemporary and significant interest to credentialed teachers. Curriculum planning, improving teaching procedures and materials of instruction. Not a substitute for courses required for the university-recommended Early Childhood Specialist Credential. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

798 Special Topic in Early Childhood Education (1-3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Selected topic of contemporary and significant interest to credentialed teachers. Curriculum planning, improving teaching procedures and materials of instruction. Not a substitute for courses required for the university-recommended Early Childhood Specialist Credential. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

801 Seminar in Development and Administration of Early Childhood Curricula (3)

Prerequisites: E ED 700, 707, 708, or consent of instructor. Generic curriculum development and evaluation for early childhood education with special attention to models, creative activities, and social studies. Applications to development and learning of young children. Coordination and administration of early childhood curricula.

803 Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education (2)

Prerequisites: consent of adviser and course instructor. Students are placed on community social agencies and/or selected educational settings for experiences in community dynamics, school-community relations, adult leadership, and interagency cooperation as related to education and cross-cultural relationships. May be repeated once.

805 Seminar for Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education (2)

Corequisite: E ED 803. Seminar to accompany E ED 803. May be repeated once.

850 Seminar in Early Childhood Mathematics and Science Curriculum (3)

Prerequisites: E ED 700, 707, 708, or consent of instructor. Planning, developing instructional materials, and evaluating learning experiences for children ages pre-kindergarten to eight in selected areas of mathematics and the life and physical sciences.

851 Seminar in the Diagnostic Teaching of Reading in Early Childhood Education (3)

Prerequisite: a basic course in the teaching of reading. Analysis of diagnostic teaching of reading; review of current opinion and research; evaluation of materials, techniques, and programs for assessment and prescription related to learning to read; practical work with a child implementing and evaluating a diagnostic-prescriptive program.

863* Teaching Reading Comprehension and Thinking Skills (3)

The identification of strategies for teaching general and specific comprehension and thinking skills in both general reading and in specific content areas such as in social studies, science, and mathematics.

864 Teaching Reading/Language Arts to the Second Language Learner (3)

Oral language development and reading/language arts instruction for second language speakers based on contemporary theories and research in linguistics, socio-psycholinguistics, and language acquisition. Assessment procedures, multicultural perspective lessons, and instructional planning and organization are stressed.

865 Seminar in Middle Level Education (3)

Prerequisite: admission to Middle School Certificate Program or consent of instructor and adviser. Evolution and present status of middle school education; historical and philosophical roots of middle school movement; trends and issues. (Also offered as S ED 865.)

866 The Early Adolescent in School (3)

Prerequisite: admission to Middle School Certificate Program, or consent of instructor and adviser. Topics covered include: an overview of learning theory and social behavior; emotional and cognitive development of the early adolescent as pertaining to middle school teaching and learning. (Also offered as S ED 866.)

867 Curriculum of the Middle Level School (3)

Prerequisite: admission to Middle School Certificate Program, or consent of instructor or adviser. Overview of learning theory; social, emotional, and cognitive development of the early adolescent. Major emphasis on evolution and present status of middle school programs, issues in middle level education, organization of subject matter, articulation with elementary and high schools. (Also offered as S ED 867.)

869 Teaching Reading and Writing to Second Language Learners (3)

Prerequisite: basic reading course or basic ESL course. Instructional methods and materials designed to teach reading and writing in K-12 classrooms to students with limited English proficiency. Implications of contemporary theories in language and literacy acquisition, socio-psycholinguistics and linguistics. Assessment procedures, lesson development, instructional planning, and organization are stressed.

895 Field Study (3)

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Alternative culminating study for the Master of Arts in Education conducted under direction of graduate major adviser. Admission subject to approval of study proposal by major adviser, instructor, and education graduate coordinator. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

898 Master's Thesis (3)

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An intensive study of a particular problem in education under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open only to regularly enrolled students. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

899 Special Study (1-3)

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An intensive study of a particular problem in education under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open only to regularly enrolled students.

*Highly recommended as initial courses to be taken in fulfilling the 30-unit clear credential requirements.


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