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EDUC 1170  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Tutoring Students in Urban Contexts 
Description This course examines best practices for tutoring urban students in elementary, middle and secondary school settings. You will participate in intensive tutor training and tutor K-12 students. In order to complete this course, you must be able to complete 50-80 hours of tutoring during the semester. All students enrolled in this course will need to complete an application process through a district or charter school, which will include a background check. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Pre/Co-requisites

EDUC 1500.

 


Course Code
EDUC 1235  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Culturally Competent Classroom Management 
Description This course is an introduction to different models of guidance and classroom management that demonstrate cultural competence and promote student resiliency, independence and achievement. You will examine your own beliefs about appropriate guidance and develop a cohesive guidance approach with strategies, resources, and pro-social lesson plans for the classroom. You will learn to work with families in ways that engage and involve them in culturally appropriate ways. Throughout the course, you will examine your own biases and how those biases affect classroom guidance and culture. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

EDUC 1500.



Course Code
EDUC 1400  Credits 2.00 Lec View Details
Title Technology for Educators 
Description The purpose of this course is to help future educators develop skills in the thoughtful integration of technology in order to support student learning. You will develop technological skills and explore many different tools for planning, instruction, communication and record keeping. You will develop an ongoing professional development plan to continue to meet the dynamic nature of technology. You will be expected to engage in substantive discussions on the "digital divide" as well as ethical and legal issues around technology and information sharing. You will demonstrate your competence using technology by developing an electronic, standards-based portfolio. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Pre/Co-requisites

EDUC 1500.

 


Course Code
EDUC 1500  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Introduction to Urban Education and Reflective Practice 
Description This course gives prospective educator's perspective on the rewards and challenges of teaching. You will discuss a historical survey of schooling and educational philosophies in the United States. You will discuss current issues facing students, teachers, schools, districts and communities. You will learn strategies for working with and engaging families and communities. You will be expected to critically observe and participate in K-12 schools and community life for at least 30 hours outside of the course time as a requirement for successfully completing the course. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.



Course Code
EDUC 1800  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Multicultural Human Relations in Education 
Description This course introduces prospective teacher candidates approaches of multicultural, anti-oppressive education including issues related to student, family and community diversity based on race, culture, language, class, gender, sexual orientation and ability. You will reflect on your own biases as they relate oppression, privilege and equity in schools and society. Using mandatory field experiences, you will demonstrate the cultural competence that is required of all successful teachers working with diverse youth. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.



Course Code
EDUC 2250  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Special Education 
Description This course explores special education: the history of the field, definitions, classifications, theoretical approaches, service delivery models, trends and issues. You will examine the physical, social, cognitive, and behavioral challenges that affect children and youth with disabilities. You will also become familiar with the legal aspects and key legislation regarding special education, as well as familial and communal contexts, for students with special needs. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

Pre/Co-requisites

EDUC 1500.

 


Course Code
EDUC 2260  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Instruction for Exceptional Learners 
Description This course emphasizes approaches to working with exceptional learners, including informal assessment, documentation practices and classroom management skills. You will learn prevention and intervention strategies for working with children and youth with special needs in both educational and alternative settings. You will also examine techniques to analyze and manage challenging and disruptive behaviors. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Pre/Co-requisites

EDUC 2250.

 


Course Code
EDUC 2270  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders 
Description This course prepares students interested in working with children and youth who have learning disabilities and behavior disorders. You will learn the identifiable characteristics of and examine the trends and issues related to these children and youth. You will analyze the effects of dysfunctional behavior on learning, and identify major social, academic, and behavioral characteristics of students with a learning disability and/or a behavior disorder. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Pre/Co-requisites

EDUC 2250.

 


Course Code
EDUC 2280  Credits 2.00 Lec 0.00 Lab View Details
Title Communication and Collaboration in Diverse Educational Settings 
Description This course prepares students interested in working with children and youth who have special needs. You will acquire and build skills to interact and work effectively with students, teachers, administrators, parents, and alternative-service providers in school and other settings. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Pre/Co-requisites

EDUC 2250.

 


Course Code
EDUC 2300  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to English for ESOL Educators 
Description This course is designed for unlicensed educators (such as paraprofessionals and tutors) working with ESOL populations and reviews the grammatical structure and sound system of English as required for work with English language learners. You will identify the grammatical structures and aspects of pronunciation in English that cause problems for English language learners. You will also develop strategies and techniques for teaching and tutoring problematic English grammatical structures and aspects of pronunciation. This course can be taken concurrently with EDUC 1200 or EDUC 1400
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
EDUC 2350  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Multicultural Approaches to Education 
Description This course will aid you in developing a cohesive curriculum philosophy that reflects your beliefs and values and in assembling an extensive repertoire of instructional strategies, tools, and resources designed to foster increased student power, achievement, and equity in education for all students. You will examine research-based instructional strategies for successfully meeting the varying needs of students from ethnically, ability, culturally, socioeconomically and linguistically diverse groups. You will participate in nontraditional pedagogical models in order to evaluate differences in pedagogy and the effectiveness of successful cooperative learning. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

EDUC 1500.

Pre/Co-requisites

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 


Course Code
EDUC 2650  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Education Capstone and Fieldwork 
Description This course serves as a capstone for the Education program. You will have the opportunity to enact the theories and practices you have studied by leading a small group of K-12 students in a semester long "praxis" project. As the teacher-facilitator, you will be responsible for crafting lessons and activities with the students that push them to a final project. You will examine your own practices and reflect on your knowledge, disposition, and skills as an educator, as well as develop a plan that includes taking and successfully passing the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam in Basic Skills. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

EDUC 2350.

Pre/Co-requisites

ENGL 1111.