Bachelor of Science



3604 - Social Foundations
4430 - Measurement for Teachers


4202 - Context and Foundations
4207(4909) - Becoming a Special Education Teacher
4240 - Beginning to Teach
4241 - Creating Effect Learning  Environment
4242 - Enhancing expertise in teaching and Instructional Decision-Making
4742 - Historical /Narratives Perspectives
4942 - Practicum in Exceptional Student Education
4944 - Final Internship


4316 - Language Principles & Acquisition
4317 - ESOL: Teaching LEPK-12


4314 - Teaching Writing


4310 - Teaching Math


4310 - Early Literacy  Learning
4511 - Literacy for Intermediate Grades

Course Descriptions

EDF 3604 Social Foundations of Education MW (3 credit hours) ED EDF 
PR: Upper level standing. Social, economic and political context within which schools function and the values which provide direction for our schools. Foundations of Education MW (3) ED EDF

EDF 4430 Measurement For Teachers (3 credit hours) ED EDQ 
PR: Upper level standing. Concepts and skills related to designing and developing classroom tests; evaluating tests, instruction, and student progress; and communicating student achievement. Including application of performance assessment techniques and computer applications for measuring and assessing pupil progress.

EEX 4202 Context and Foundations (7 credit hours) ED EDS
PR: Admission to the College of Education Bachelor's program. CR: EEX 4942. This course is restricted to majors and forms the foundation for understanding the context of schools including curriculum, characteristics of students with disabilities, the nature of special education, and the role of the special education teacher. 

EEX 4207(4909) Becoming a Special Education Teacher (3 credit hours)
PR: EEX 4242, EEX 4942. CR: EEX 4944. This course is designed to allow teacher candidates to demonstrate mastery of instructional planning, implementation of instruction, and data-based instructional decision-making during their final internship.

EEX 4241 Creating Effective Learning Environments (3 credit hours)
PR: EEX 4240, EEX 4942. CR: EEX 4942. This course is third in a sequence for majors and focuses on Creating Effective Learning Environments in Special Education allowing teacher candidates to apply their understandings in a variety of school contexts with a small group of students.

EEX 4054 Perspectives on Learning and Behavioral Differences (3 credit hours) Special Education/ College of Education
PR:  None The purpose of this course is to introduce students to historical and theoretical perspectives on educating students with learning and behavioral differences, develop a critical understanding of current practices in service delivery systems, and examine professional issues and trends that impact the future of the field.

EEX 4240 Beginning to Teach (6 credit hours)
PR: EEX 4202, EEX 4942. CR: EEX 4942. This course is second in a sequence that focuses on Beginning to Teach in Special Education, allowing teacher candidates to use their understandings think critically and to solve problems.

EEX 4242 Enhancing Expertise in Teaching and Instructional Decision Making (5 credit hours)
PR: EEX 4241, EEX 4942. CR: EEX 4942. This course is fourth in sequence for majors and focuses on Enhancing Expertise in Teaching and Instructional Decision-Making.

EEX 4742 Narrative Perspectives on Exceptionality: Cultural and Ethical Issues 6A LW CPST (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to offer students a meaningful way to interpret and understand exceptionalities.

EEX 4942 Practicum in Exceptional Teacher Candidate Education (1-4 credit hours)   
PR: EEX 4202, EEX 4942, EEX 4240, EEX 4241. Each practicum is linked to a specific course and provides opportunities for teacher candidates to apply what they are learning in the field. Practicum is restricted to majors.

EEX 4944 Final Internship (1-12 credit hours)
PR: EEX 4942. CR: 4244.

FLE 4316 Language Principles and Acquisition (1-3 credit hours)
PR: FLE 4317. Overview of applied Second Language Acquisition theory and the components of language, linking them to methods and techniques of providing comprehensible instruction and supporting the development of oral proficiency and literacy skills for (LEP) children.

FLE 4317 Teaching Students with Limited English Proficiency (3 credit hours):
This course is designed to prepare pre-professional teachers to provide linguistically and culturally appropriate instruction, assessment, and learning opportunities for students with Limited English Proficiency.

LAE 4314 Teaching Writing in the Elementary School, Grades K-6 (3 credit hours):  
PR: Elementary Education majors or CL. The purpose of this course is for students to understand children's writing development and to design and implement instructional strategies for teaching composition in an integrated Language Arts curriculum.

MAE 4310 Teaching Elementary School (K – 6) Mathematics I (3 credit hours) EDE
PR: Admission to College of Education and two college level mathematics courses. Methods for teaching number ideas, computation skills, and mathematical reasoning in elementary (K – 6) classrooms.

RED 4310 Reading and Learning to Read (3 credit hours)
PR: Admission to College of Education. This course will prepare pre-service teachers to understand the foundations of reading and the inherent learning principles to produce successful readers. The course focuses on appropriate instructional strategies to enhance reading. 

RED 4511 Linking Literacy Assessment to Instruction (3 credit hours)
PR: RED 4310. This course will prepare pre-service teachers to use multiple assessment measures to assess and diagnose students’ strengths and needs in literacy learning. Based on individual student profiles, teachers will design instruction to enhance literacy development.