Missouri State University

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Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Reading, Foundations, and Technology Courses

Education (EDC) courses

  • EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching

    This course is recommended for all students considering or planning for a teaching career. The course is required for admission to some teacher education programs (see individual program requirements in catalog). An introduction to the teaching profession including an introduction to the Teacher Education Program at MSU, teaching standards and assessments, current reforms to the teaching profession, and other helpful information. May be taken concurrently with SEC 302, ELE 302 or SPE 310 provided all respective prerequisites are met. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    0
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 199 Clinical Experiences in Teaching

    Prerequisite: approved application to earn academic credit for two (2) years experience as a Teacher's Aide/Assistant, as permitted by DESE Rule 5 CSR 80-805.040; previous or concurrent enrollment in professional education coursework; and permission of instructor.

    Conducted teaching activities by students during aiding/assisting experiences, under the direction of the cooperating teacher and permission of a designated school principal, are verified as comparable to and demonstrating similar competencies of those expected by conventional student teachers. Students also participate in professional development activities, determined to be appropriate by the instructor. This course is credited only on BSEd or appropriate masters-level certification programs.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity

    An introduction to cultural issues, diversity, and related perspectives in education. Examination of individual differences in ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographic area in the context of education and society. Development of skills, knowledge, and dispositions related to teaching and learning in varied settings with diverse learners required of all educators to be effective in a global society.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 350 School and Society

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program; PSY 385 or CFD 257 (Elementary Education program); or CFD 160 (Early Childhood Education program); or PSY 360 (Secondary, Middle School, and K-12 programs); or concurrent enrollment.

    This class examines the nature and history of schooling in America and the teaching profession, the purposes and goals of education, and educational philosophy. It also explores social, legal, and political issues connected with teaching and learning, diversity, racism, sexism, and the effects of social class on educational success.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 786 Research Seminar in Education

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    An in-depth study of chosen topic in K-12 education leading to the guided development and completion of an extensive research paper or major creative work.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

Educational Technology (EDT) courses

  • EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media

    Prerequisite: ELE 302 or SPE 310 or SEC 302, or concurrent enrollment for teacher education majors.

    Principles and techniques for selection and utilization of computer and video as well as other basic forms of media and technology. The class combines research, instructional design, equipment operation and materials production in lecture and laboratory settings to prepare teachers to be reflective decision makers on proper methods of using technology in teaching.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 530 Technology Systems Management and Maintenance

    This course will include an introduction to computer and peripheral hardware, microcomputer operating systems and education-related software packages, and the management of computers in a classroom or school setting. The management and maintenance of a system of computers is useful in many educational, instructional, communication and media production settings. Educational technology students should be prepared to troubleshoot and resolve basic technology problems that occur in an educational setting. Therefore, a variety of education-specific topics will be presented in this course. May be taught concurrently with EDT 630. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 530 and EDT 630.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 562 Educational Applications of Computers for Teaching

    Using microcomputers in educational settings. Includes the investigation of software in desktop publishing, record management and multimedia applications. Special emphasis will be given to selection of appropriate programs for specific classroom utilization as well as computer interfaced peripheral devices. May be taught concurrently with EDT 662. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 562 and EDT 662.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 563 Technology Administration and Management

    Provides technology specialists, technology coordinators, library media specialists, school administrators and educators with a working knowledge of the administrative processes and concerns of operating an educational technology support facility. The primary focus will be toward leadership, strategic planning, and change management and writing technology plans. The content of this course is primarily structured for educational institutions but could be utilized for instructional and training systems in many types of industrial, religious, medical and corporate organizations that teach and train. May be taught concurrently with EDT 640. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 563 and EDT 640.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 565 Selection and Utilization of Educational Technology

    Targets principles of attention, perception, and retention regarding selection and implementation of instructional strategies. Students apply instructional design principles and learning theories to develop professional products; develop and implement evaluation strategies for hypermedia materials; combine electronic and non-electronic media; use telecommunications tools for production purposes; and integrate a variety of instructional technology tools. May be taught concurrently with EDT 650. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 565 and EDT 650.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 597 Topical Issues in Educational Technology

    A variable credit course with amount of credit based on the extent of the work required. Special topics related to the field of Educational Technology which may broaden the scope of the program of study. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with EDT 690. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 597 and EDT 690.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 630 Technology Systems Management and Maintenance

    This course will include an introduction to computer and peripheral hardware, microcomputer operating systems and education-related software packages, and the management of computers in a classroom or school setting. The management and maintenance of a system of computers is useful in many educational, instructional, communication and media production settings. Educational technology students should be prepared to troubleshoot and resolve basic technology problems that occur in an educational setting. Therefore, a variety of education-specific topics will be presented in this course. May be taught concurrently with EDT 530. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 630 and EDT 530.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 640 Technology Administration and Management

    This course is designed to provide technology specialists, technology coordinators, library media specialists, school administrators and educators with a working knowledge of the administrative processes and concerns of operating an educational technology support facility. The primary focus will be toward leadership, strategic planning, and change management and writing technology plans. The content of this course is primarily structured for educational institutions but could be utilized for instructional and training systems in many types of industrial, religious, medical and corporate organizations that teach and train. May be taught concurrently with EDT 563. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 640 and EDT 563.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 650 Selection and Utilization of Educational Technology

    Targets principles of attention, perception, and retention regarding selection and implementation of instructional strategies. Students apply instructional design principles and learning theories to develop professional products; develop and implement evaluation strategies for hypermedia materials; combine electronic and non-electronic media; use telecommunications tools for production purposes; and integrate a variety of instructional technology tools. May be taught concurrently with EDT 565. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 650 and EDT 565.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 662 Educational Applications of Computers for Teaching

    Using microcomputers in educational settings. Includes the investigation of software in desktop publishing, record management and multimedia applications. Special emphasis will be given to selection of appropriate programs for specific classroom utilization as well as computer interfaced peripheral devices. May be taught concurrently with EDT 562. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 662 and EDT 562.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 690 Topical Issues in Educational Technology

    A variable credit course with amount of credit based on the extent of the work required. Special topics related to the field of Educational Technology which may broaden the scope of the program of study. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with EDT 597. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 690 and EDT 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 696 Continuing Education in Educational Technology

    Special topics related to Educational Technology for continuing professional development. A variable credit course with amount of credit based on the extent of work required. Cannot count toward the Educational Technology MSED program. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 763 Administration of Educational Technology

    Emphasis is placed on management skills including budgeting; facility design; policies and procedures; selection and utilization; evaluation; assessment and other topics related to coordinating an educational technology program at a building, district, institutional or organizational level.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 764 Instructional Design

    Emphasis on the analysis and development of instruction for large group, small group, and individual student instruction. The utilization of systems approaches and packaged instructional forms will be stressed. The course will integrate systems approaches with learning theory involving educational technology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 765 Educational Media Production

    Principles and techniques of designing and producing advanced forms of media software materials in video, audio, and photography formats with emphasis on multi-media that includes computer generated graphics interfaced with video and audio editing as well as more basic production techniques.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 767 Educational Technology Practicum

    This is a field-experience based course that requires the student to spend a minimum of 20 clock hours in a working environment where educational media technology services and programs are used or developed. The practicum may include: school media services: university programs, development centers in industry, government or medical programs, educational TV studios, computer facilities or other media production venues.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 777 Problems in Educational Technology

    Research in or in-depth examination of issues and problems in the field of Educational Technology. May be repeated up to a maximum of 5 hours when topic varies.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 797 Educational Technology Special Research Project

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    An extensive multimedia production project which results in a functional product with extensive written documentation to support its use as a research or instructional tool which could provide results for extended research and publication.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 798 Research Seminar in Educational Technology

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    An extensive research paper focused on the field of instructional Design and Technology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 799 Educational Technology Thesis

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    Independent research and study connected with preparation of a thesis in the field of Educational Technology. The paper will consist of original or creative research accountable to committee review and defense. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.

    Credit hours:
    3-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Middle School Education (MID) courses

  • MID 400 Philosophy, Curriculum, and Organization of Middle School Education

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    An overview of middle level education philosophy, curriculum planning and development, instruction, and organization. Emphasis is on cognitive, behavioral, and affective needs of middle level students, and on the development of interdisciplinary thematic units.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MID 421 Philosophy and Organization of Middle School Education

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    An overview of the philosophy, organization and curriculum of the middle school with emphasis upon teaching methods appropriate for use with students in late childhood and early adolescence. Strategies for advisory, study skills, and transition programs.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MID 425 Middle School Curriculum

    Prerequisite: MID 421 or concurrent enrollment; and admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Foundations in the development and articulation of middle school curriculum, with emphasis on the development of interdisciplinary thematic units and lessons relevant to the young adolescent learner. Integrated approaches to teaching and learning designed, implemented, and evaluated as part of a teaching team. Alternative assessments, including performance-based portfolios.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • MID 439 Middle School Instructional Strategies

    Prerequisite: MID 421 or MID 400; and admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Recommended Prerequisite: MID 425. Students will be assigned to site-based middle school teaching teams at Greenwood Laboratory School and/or area middle schools and will attend weekly seminars. Instructional methods and techniques appropriate for middle school learners will be studied including: teaching subject area classes in the core curriculum and strategies for teaching exploratory and advisory classes. Includes exploration of current issues, research, and innovative approaches to teaching at-risk youth and those with diverse backgrounds.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MID 493 Supervised Teaching (Middle School)

    Prerequisite: MID 425 or MID 400; and MID 439 and RDG 318 and RDG 474; and all method courses in chosen content areas; a grade of "C" or better in all professional education courses; current pre-professional liability insurance; and approval for supervised teaching.

    Student observes then teaches under the direction of the cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Student participates in extra-curricular, co-curricular, and exploratory activities and attends both individual and group conferences. In order to receive a grade in this course, the student's professional portfolio must meet or exceed final criteria. Course will not count toward the major GPA or in the subject matter emphasis area. Supplemental course fee. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MID 494 Supervised Teaching (Middle School)

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in MID 493.

    Student observes then teaches under the direction of the cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Student participates in extra-curricular, co-curricular, and exploratory activities and attends both individual and group conferences. In order to receive a grade in this course, the student's professional portfolio must meet or exceed final criteria. Course will not count toward the major GPA or in the subject matter emphasis area. Supplemental course fee. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MID 499 Clinical Experiences in Teaching II

    Prerequisite: EDC 199; and admitted to Teacher Education Program; and grades of "C" or better in all professional education courses; and completion of portfolio checkpoints 1 and 2; and current pre-professional liability insurance; and program approval.

    This course is designed to meet HB 1711 for student's experience as a Teacher's Aide or Assistant Rule (Rule 5 CSR 80-805.040), to that of conventional student teachers within the same program. It is also designed to support completion of additional clinical requirements within that program including: seminars and workshops, required meetings, school related activities appropriate to the assignment, demonstrated mastery of the MoSPE standards and completion and overall assessment of a Professional Preparation Portfolio. This course is credited only on BSEd or appropriate masters-level certification programs. Can only receive credit for one of the following: AGE 499, AGT 499, ART 469, BSE 499, COM 493, ECE 499, ELE 499, ENG 434, FCS 498, HST 499, KIN 498, MCL 491, MID 499, MTH 496, MUS 499, SCI 499, SEC 499, SPE 499, THE 493. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MID 725 Advanced Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Early Adolescents

    Materials, methods, and procedures for designing developmentally appropriate learning experiences for early adolescents; current trends and issues in the field.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MID 810 The Middle School-The Junior High School

    An examination of educational programs most appropriate for students in late childhood and early adolescence with emphasis upon the philosophy, curriculum, instruction, and organization of middle schools and junior high schools.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Reading (RDG) courses

  • RDG 107 Critical Reading and Study Skills in Academic Texts

    Introduction to college reading designed to help students acquire and improve critical reading comprehension skills of academic texts necessary for college-level coursework. Provides intensive reading instruction in comprehension, vocabulary development, reading rate, reading efficiency techniques, and reading study strategies. Cannot be used to satisfy any General Education Program requirement or any major or minor requirement. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 107 and IDS 118.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 300 Service Learning in Literacy

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a RDG course designated as a service learning offering and admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    This service component for an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in literacy to provide an integrated learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service that benefits an external community organization, agency, or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the course topic and learning objectives; a list of approved placements and assignments is available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service Learning Office. Cannot be substituted for RDG 421 or any other required practicum. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 318 Foundations of Literacy Instruction

    Prerequisite: ELE 302 or SPE 310 or SEC 302 with grade of "C" or higher.

    An initial course in literacy foundations and methods from emergent literacy through middle school/junior high school. Examines various approaches of current literacy instruction and practices, including the basic components of literacy and applications to content areas. Creates a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge. Emphasizes contemporary classrooms, which are assumed to contain children of diverse cultures and abilities.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 319 Practicum-Foundations of Literacy Instruction

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program and current pre-professional liability insurance.

    Practical application of developmental, functional, and recreational literacy instructional practices from emergent literacy through middle school/junior high school by the assignment of students to practicum centers where they will be required to observe, prepare, teach, and analyze literacy lessons. Family Care and Safety Registry (FCSR) check is required.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 420 Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts in Elementary Schools

    Prerequisite: RDG 318; and admitted to Teacher Education Program; and concurrent enrollment in RDG 421.

    A practical approach to elementary reading and language arts instruction including assessment of the literacy needs and progress of children and selecting appropriate materials and procedures for the contemporary classroom, which is assumed to contain children of diverse cultures and learning abilities. Concepts from reading, language, and child development are used to teach reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills to help children apply their developing abilities to different situations, materials, and ideas.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 421 Practicum-Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary Schools

    Prerequisite: RDG 318 and concurrent enrollment in RDG 420 and admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Practicum application of techniques in personalizing elementary literacy instruction, by the assignment of students to practicum centers where they will be required to assess the literacy status and progress of children and select appropriate materials and techniques for developmental and corrective reading. Family Care and Safety Registry (RCSR) check is required. Additional field experience activities required outside of class time.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 422 Techniques of Teaching Literacy in the Content Fields

    Prerequisite: RDG 318 and admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Assess literacy levels and select appropriate materials in various content fields. Techniques of teaching reading and writing in content areas, with emphasis on functional and study skills in these materials. Application will be made to the contemporary classroom, which is assumed to contain children of diverse cultures and learning abilities.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Methods and strategies for using reading and writing as tools for learning in regular middle and secondary school classrooms in which there exists a wide range of literacy achievement. Includes awareness of reading and writing approaches and problems; study skills, literacy evaluation and measurement; vocabulary and comprehension development; selection of materials appropriate for each student.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 480 Problems in Literacy Education

    The student, in consultation with advisor or instructor, selects a topic in literacy for in-depth, independent study. Number of hours of involvement determined by semester hours of credit. May be repeated to a total of 5 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 556 Topical Issues in Literacy

    Prerequisite: permission may be required (see class schedule).

    To develop understanding and skills in relevant areas of literacy education. Credit hours may vary depending on topic. Variable content course. May be repeated to a total of 5 hours when topics change. A maximum of 3 hours may be used toward degree. May be taught concurrently with RDG 656. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 656 and RDG 556 on same topic.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 560 Diversity Issues in Literacy and Content Area Instruction

    Designed for preservice and practicing elementary, middle, and high school teachers working on undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education or Secondary Education; as well as graduate degrees in Literacy, Elementary Education, MAT, or other MS or MSED graduate degrees. Students will expand their knowledge of racial, cultural, ethnic, linguistics, and socio-economics diversity; and learn strategies to implement diversity issues into their literacy instruction and/or content area lessons. Students will be introduced to different aspects of diversity through a wide variety of course readings, multicultural literature, videos, guest speakers, multicultural interview, and community field trips. May be taught concurrently with RDG 660. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 660 and RDG 560.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 573 Psychology of Literacy

    Practical contemporary learning theories and principles that are basic to acquiring literacy. Focus on evidence-based research supporting learner-centered classrooms and issues of cognitive and metacognitive development, the affective and motivational dimensions of instruction, the developmental and social aspects of learning, and individual differences in learning associated with cultural and social backgrounds. May be taught concurrently with RDG 673. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 573 and RDG 673.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Literacy

    Prerequisite: RDG 318 or both RDG 420 and RDG 421, or equivalent; and admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Techniques of analysis and correction of difficulties in literacy for elementary, secondary, special education and reading/literacy teachers. Trends in dealing with diagnostic procedures, instructional techniques, special materials, and assessment. Students concentrate study within their level of training. Family Care and Safety Registry (RCSR) check is required. May be taught concurrently with RDG 640. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 640 and RDG 574.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 580 Successful Classroom Communities to Enhance Student Learning

    Integration of areas supporting student learning including productive interactions with families. Concentrated modules on literacy learning of regular education students, struggling readers, and exceptional students. Basic principles in effective communication with parents and other professionals to reinforce appropriate classroom learning. Cannot be substituted for any course required for Special Education degrees or certificates. May be taught concurrently with RDG 680. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 680 and RDG 580.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 585 Techniques of Responsive Support in the Literacy Classroom

    Techniques to support positive, active learning through appropriate response to intervention plans within the literacy classroom. Study of alternative and appropriate behaviors to meet students' needs in acceptable ways through modeling, guided practice, and cueing within a supportive environment, which includes teachers, parents, and other stakeholders in students' learning. Cannot be substituted for SPE 515, 615, 616, or any course required for a Special Education degree or certificate. May be taught concurrently with RDG 685. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 585 and RDG 685.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 599 Literacy Projects

    This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to informally assess and tutor adults or children exhibiting literacy difficulties. Students are expected to have an increased awareness and understanding pertaining to literacy and to recognize the importance of improving the educational process of adults and children. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. Cannot be substituted for any required reading/literacy course. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with RDG 600. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 600 and RDG 599.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 600 Literacy Projects

    This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to informally assess and tutor adults or children exhibiting literacy difficulties. Students are expected to have an increased awareness and understanding pertaining to literacy and to recognize the importance of improving the educational process of adults and children. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. Cannot be substituted for any required reading/literacy course. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with RDG 599. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 599 and RDG 600.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 640 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Literacy

    Prerequisite: RDG 318 or both RDG 420 and RDG 421, or equivalent; and admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Techniques of analysis and correction of difficulties in literacy for elementary, secondary, special education and reading/literacy teachers. Trends in dealing with diagnostic procedures, instructional techniques, special materials, and assessment. Students concentrate study within their level of training. Family Care and Safety Registry (FCSR) check is required. May be taught concurrently with RDG 574. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 640 and RDG 574.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 656 Topical Issues in Literacy

    Prerequisite: permission may be required (see class schedule).

    To develop understanding and skills in relevant areas of literacy education. Credit hours may vary depending on topic. Variable content course. May be repeated to a total of 5 hours when topics change. A maximum of 3 hours may be used toward degree. May be taught concurrently with RDG 556. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 556 and RDG 656 on same topic.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 660 Diversity Issues in Literacy and Content Area Instruction

    Designed for preservice and practicing elementary, middle, and high school teachers working on undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education or Secondary Education; as well as graduate degrees in Literacy, Elementary Education, MAT, or other MS or MSED graduate degrees. Students will expand their knowledge of racial, cultural, ethnic, linguistics, and socio-economics diversity; and learn strategics to implement diversity issues into their literacy instruction and/or content area lessons. Students will be introduced to different aspects of diversity through a wide variety of course readings, multicultural literature, videos, guest speakers, multicultural interview, and community field trips. May be taught concurrently with RDG 560. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 560 and RDG 660.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 673 Psychology of Literacy

    Practical contemporary learning theories and principles that are basic to acquiring literacy. Focus on evidence-based research supporting learner-centered classrooms and issues of cognitive and metacognitive development, the affective and motivational dimensions of instruction, the developmental and social aspects of learning, and individual differences in learning associated with cultural and social backgrounds. May be taught concurrently with RDG 573. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 673 and RDG 573.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 680 Successful Classroom Communities to Enhance Student Learning

    Integration of areas supporting student learning including productive interactions with families. Concentrated modules on literacy learning of regular education students, struggling readers, and exceptional students. Basic principles in effective communication with parents and other professionals to reinforce appropriate classroom learning. Cannot be substituted for any course required for Special Education degrees or certificates. May be taught concurrently with RDG 580. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 680 and RDG 580.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 685 Techniques of Responsive Support in the Literacy Classroom

    Techniques to support positive, active learning through appropriate response to intervention plans within the literacy classroom. Study of alternative and appropriate behaviors to meet students' needs in acceptable ways through modeling, guided practice, and cueing within a supportive environment, which includes teachers, parents, and other stakeholders in student's learning. Cannot be substituted for SPE 515, 615, 616, or any course required for a SPE degree or certificate. May be taught concurrently with RDG 585. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 585 and 685.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 700 Relationship of Language to Literacy and Intellectual Development

    Utilizing elements of language and intellectual development which provide the basis for the development of appropriate literacy skills. Helping teachers gain skill in using teaching strategies which help children develop language and intellectual competencies. To be taken during the first semester of the graduate literacy program.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 710 Content Area Literacy

    Prerequisite: enrollment limited to students in the MSED, MA, and MAT programs.

    Teaching subject matter in content areas in ways for utilizing and further developing fundamental literacy; effective reading and writing skills, vocabulary development in specific areas, study skills, utilization of cognitive processes.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 720 Use of Multi-Media Resources in Literacy

    Criteria, methods and tools for selection and effective utilization of both print and nonprint material, enhancing and encouraging competency in literacy; production of materials utilizing various media. Students concentrate study within their level of training (elementary or secondary.)

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 730 Assessment and Instruction of Less Skilled Readers and Writers

    Prerequisite: RDG 318; or both RDG 420 and RDG 421, or equivalent.

    Supervised small group practice in a clinical setting assessing and instructing students who are experiencing difficulty learning to read and write. Planned with and directed by a graduate faculty member. Less intensive and more generalized clinical experience for those not intending to pursue Special Reading Teacher certification. Cannot be substituted for any course required for special reading certification (RDG 574/640, 780, 781, or 782). Family Care and Safety Registry (FCSR) check is required. Literacy majors must enroll for 6 hours, other majors may enroll for 3 hours. 3(2-2) or

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    8

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 740 Issues and Trends in Literacy Education

    Provides intensive study of significant issues and trends in literacy education. Emphasis on locating and analyzing current issues and trends and encouraging teachers and administrators to apply the information to research-based best practices in the classroom.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 770 Curriculum Design in Literacy

    Prerequisite: required of graduate Literacy program students only: RDG 640 and RDG 660; and RDG 673 or RDG 780; RDG 700 and RDG 710; and RDG 730 (6 hours) or RDG 781 and RDG 782; and RDG 740.

    Research and read literature to prepare for establishing a total school literacy curriculum. This capstone course is taken during the semester graduate Literacy program students take comprehensive exams.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 780 Assessment Procedures for the Literacy Specialist

    Prerequisite: RDG 640.

    Designed especially for the special reading teacher or literacy coach who needs an advanced course for special reading teacher certification. Psycho-educational testing techniques, multisensory teaching techniques, report writing, resource personnel, and clinic operations will form the basis for this course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 781 Assessment of Literacy Problems

    Prerequisite: RDG 780; and concurrent enrollment in RDG 782.

    Supervised individual practice diagnosing literacy problems. Students work with elementary, secondary, or adult learners. Includes 4 hours of practicum.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 782 Remediation of Literacy Problems

    Prerequisite: RDG 780; and concurrent enrollment in RDG 781.

    Supervised individual practice with remedial procedures for literacy problems. Students work with elementary, secondary, or adult learners. Includes 4 hours of practicum.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 791 Problems in Literacy Education

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in SFR 780.

    In consultation with the advisor, major issues in the field of literacy education are selected for investigation through independent study. Number of hours of involvement determined by semester hours of credit. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 795 Research Seminar in Literacy

    Prerequisite: SFR 780 and RDG 700 or RDG 710 and RDG 791.

    An in-depth study of a topic in literacy, leading to the guided development and completion of an extensive research paper.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: SFR 780 and RDG 700 and RDG 710 and RDG 791.

    Independent research and study connected with preparation of thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Secondary Education (SEC) courses

  • SEC 300 Clinical and Field Experiences in Secondary Education

    Prerequisite: SFR 250 and an initial Missouri State Board of Education entry examination must be taken and concurrent enrollment in SEC 301.

    Students enrolled attend a weekly clinical and/or discussion session on campus and participate in field experiences at the Greenwood Laboratory School and/or area secondary schools. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 301 Introduction to Teaching in the Secondary School

    Prerequisite: SFR 250 and an initial Missouri State Board of Education entry examination must be taken and concurrent enrollment in SEC 300.

    Principles and objectives of secondary education; methods of meeting the diverse educational needs of today's secondary students; techniques of teaching; unit construction and daily planning. Required first portfolio checkpoint will occur in this course. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools

    Prerequisite: 45 hours; 2.50 combined GPA; and a passing grade in EDC 150 or concurrent enrollment or equivalent competencies.

    Principles and objectives of secondary education; methods of meeting the diverse educational needs of today's middle and secondary students; techniques of teaching; unit construction and daily planning. Students participate in a 30 hour field experience at the Greenwood Laboratory School and/or area middle or secondary schools. A grade of C or better is required in this course in order to enroll in supervised teaching. Required first portfolio checkpoint will occur in this course. This course is a combination of previously offered SEC 300/301 and students cannot receive credit for both SEC 300/301 and SEC 302. All sections of the Missouri State Board of Education entry examination must be passed to proceed beyond this point in the Professional Education Program. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 493 Supervised Teaching (Secondary)

    Prerequisite: completion of all method courses in chosen content area; a grade of "C" or better in all professional education courses; current pre-professional liability insurance; and approval for supervised teaching.

    Student observes, then teaches under the direction of the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor. Student participates in school-related activities appropriate to the assignment and attends all required meetings. In order to receive a grade in this course, the student's professional portfolio must meet or exceed final criteria. Course will not count toward the major GPA. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    5-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 494 Supervised Teaching (Secondary)

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in SEC 493.

    Student observes, then teaches under the direction of the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor. Student participates in school-related activities appropriate to the assignment and attends all required meetings. In order to receive a grade in this course, the student's professional portfolio must meet or exceed final criteria. Course will not count toward the major GPA. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    5-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 495 Theory into Practice: Applications Workshop

    Prerequisite: completion of all method courses in chosen content area; a grade of C or better in all professional education courses; approval for student teaching; and concurrent enrollment in SEC 493 or other supervised teaching course.

    Students enroll in workshops, offered during the student teaching semester, that help student teachers with particularly important and difficult tasks involving such things as how to work with diverse student populations, how to apply effective reading strategies, and how to manage students in the classroom. Additional aspects of teaching unique to particular subject matter areas will also be explored.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 499 Clinical Experiences in Teaching II

    Prerequisite: EDC 199; and admitted to Teacher Education Program; and grades of "C" or better in all professional education courses; and completion of portfolio checkpoints 1 and 2; and current pre-professional liability insurance; and program approval.

    This course is designed to meet HB 1711 for student's experience as a Teacher's Aide or Assistant Rule (Rule 5 CSR 80-805.040), to that of conventional student teachers within the same program. It is also designed to support completion of additional clinical requirements within that program including: seminars and workshops, required meetings, school related activities appropriate to the assignment, demonstrated mastery of the MoSPE standards and completion and overall assessment of a Professional Preparation Portfolio. This course is credited only on BSEd or appropriate masters-level certification programs. Can only receive credit for one of the following: AGE 499, AGT 499, ART 469, BSE 499, COM 493, ECE 499, ELE 499, ENG 434, FCS 498, HST 499, KIN 498, MCL 491, MID 499, MTH 496, MUS 499, SCI 499, SEC 499, SPE 499, THE 493. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 522 Philosophy of Vocational Education

    Philosophical foundations of vocational education; philosophies of vocational education in contemporary school. Identical with AGV 522 and BSE 522. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with SEC 622. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 622 and SEC 522.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 526 Coordination of Cooperative Education

    Problems and procedures in organizing and operating part-time cooperative and evening occupation programs. Restricted to those who can qualify as coordinators. Identical with AGV 526 and BSE 526. May be repeated to a total of 2 hours. May be taught concurrently with SEC 626. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 626 and SEC 526.

    Credit hours:
    1-2
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 527 Teaching Adults in Vocational Education

    Rise of the adult education movement; learning abilities, educational interests and vocational needs of adults; problems and procedures in organizing and operating adult education programs; relationship of adult education to public school education. Identical with AGV 527 and AGE 508. Cannot receive credit for SEC 527 and AGV 527 and AGE 508. May be taught concurrently with SEC 627. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 627 and SEC 527.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 528 Measurement and Evaluation of Vocational Education Programs

    Assessing specific program needs as determined from occupational surveys and other demographic data; follow-up techniques to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the program on manpower needs in a given labor market area. Identical with AGV 528 and BSE 528. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with SEC 628. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 628 and SEC 528.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 622 Philosophy of Vocational Education

    Philosophical foundations of vocational education; philosophies of vocational education in contemporary school. Identical with AGV 622 and BSE 622. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with SEC 522. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 522 and SEC 622.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 626 Coordination of Cooperative Education

    Problems and procedures in organizing and operating part-time cooperative and evening occupation programs. Restricted to those who can qualify as coordinators. Identical with AGV 626 and BSE 626. May be repeated to a total of 2 hours. May be taught concurrently with SEC 526. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 526 and SEC 626.

    Credit hours:
    1-2
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 627 Teaching Adults in Vocational Education

    Rise of the adult education movement; learning abilities, educational interests and vocational needs of adults; problems and procedures in organizing and operating adult education programs; relationship of adult education to public school education. Identical with AGV 627 and AGE 608. Cannot receive credit for SEC 627 and AGV 627 and AGE 608. May be taught concurrently with SEC 527. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 527 and SEC 627.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 628 Measurement and Evaluation of Vocational Education Programs

    Assessing specific program needs as determined from occupational surveys and other demographic data; follow-up techniques to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the program on manpower needs in a given labor market area. Identical with AGV 628 and BSE 628. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with SEC 528. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 528 and SEC 628.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 701 Secondary School Curriculum

    Foundation course in the development and organization of the secondary school curriculum.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 703 Seminar in Current Trends in Teaching English

    Prerequisite: ENG 405.

    For experienced teachers of English in grades 9-12; research and recent developments in teaching literature and composition.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 704 Seminar in Current Trends in Teaching Social Studies

    Prerequisite: HST 418.

    For experienced teachers of social studies in grades 9-12; research and recent developments in teaching various areas of social studies.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 705 Curriculum Construction in Business Education

    Objectives and interrelationships of business education courses and programs. Development of curricular materials and evaluative devices. Identical to BSE 705. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 706 Seminar in Current Trends in Teaching Business Education

    Prerequisite: BSE 403.

    For experienced teachers of business education in grades 9-12; research and recent developments in teaching business education.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 707 Seminar in Current Trends in Teaching Mathematics

    Prerequisite: MTH 409.

    For experienced teachers of mathematics in grades 9-12; research in recent trends and developments in teaching mathematics.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 708 Seminar in Current Trends in the Teaching of Biology

    Prerequisite: SCI 414.

    Methods of teaching biology; emphasizing modern techniques and developments in both the biological science curriculum and instructional procedures relating to that curriculum.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 783 Internship in Teaching I

    Prerequisite: SFR 797; complete appropriate background check and obtain current professional liability insurance.

    A site-based clinical experience. Students will observe the operations of a school, serve as teacher aides and administrative aides in the school; and work closely with school and community service organizations. Students will also complete an on-going seminar through online or literature based delivery systems. Students will implement an initial Teacher Work Sample in a classroom under the supervision of a cooperating teacher.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 784 Internship in Teaching II

    Prerequisite: SEC 783; and acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program.

    The candidate must have successfully completed the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) as established by the Missouri Board of Education, obtained current pre-professional liability insurance, completed the appropriate background check and be approved for supervised teaching. A semester-based supervised teaching experience. Students teach full time, under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a University supervisor. Students also attend an ongoing seminar and design and implement a Teacher Work Sample required for graduation. The candidate's professional portfolio should be completed during this course. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    10
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    16

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 785 Internship in Teaching III

    Prerequisite: SEC 783 and SEC 784.

    Students will complete a professional preparation portfolio. The professional portfolio will be evaluated by instructors in order to determine how well the candidate demonstrated understanding of DESE content standards and MoSTEP quality indicators.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Secondary Education, Foundations and Educational Research (SFR) courses

  • SFR 250 Foundations of American Education

    Prerequisite: completion of 30 semester hours.

    This course introduces education majors to the departments. Knowledge Base with its emphasis on teachers as reflective decision-makers. It examines both the nature and history of the teaching profession, K-12 school orientation, and educational theories. It also explores sociocultural, political, and legal issues in American education.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 305 Field Experiences in Education

    Student attends scheduled discussion sessions on campus and participates in field experiences at Greenwood Laboratory School and/or area schools. Designed for transfer students who have partially completed the field experiences requirement and students working on a certification which requires a second field experience. 1(0-2) or

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 351 Philosophical Problems of Education

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Introduction to educational problems involving language, logic, ethics, theory of knowledge, and theory of action, as they apply to school problems of pedagogy, curriculum, and policy. Contemporary and historical treatments of the problems.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 353 History of Educational Thought

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    The history of major educational ideas and their relationships to contemporary educational theories and practices.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 354 Social and Philosophical Foundations of American Education

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    The roles and functions of the school in the social and philosophical context of American culture. Attention to cultural diversity and its effects upon the school and the learner.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 396 Student Assessment and Evaluation

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Planning, constructing, using, and analyzing a variety of assessment practices to enable preservice teachers to make reflective decisions in the classroom.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 399 Problems in Education

    Independent research conducted on topics relevant to the field of education. The student and instructor mutually agree upon the direction and extent of the project. Credited only on the BSEd degree. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 442 Techniques of Classroom Management

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Emphasis on prevention of behavior problems. The study of theoretical approaches to handling disruptive behavior in the classroom. Application of theory to simulated classroom situations. Includes assistance in teaching students with handicaps and/or from different cultural backgrounds.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 444 Approaches to Individualizing Education

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Analyzing the academic interest, levels, and learning styles of the student. Methods of developing individual programs, self-instructional packages, and learning aids. Introduction to prepared materials and other technology to enable the teacher to individualize instruction.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 482 Teacher Relationships with the School of Society

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Professional responsibilities and roles of the teacher in relationships with students, staff, and community; job procurement and interview skills, teaching as a career and profession.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom

    Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program and PSY 360, or equivalent competencies.

    Planning, constructing, using, and analyzing a variety of assessment practices and understanding uses of standardized testing in education. Covers adolescent social behavior, management theory and strategies that promote effective learning and development while minimizing disruptive behavior. Application of theory to classroom practice and everyday situations. Identical with PSY 486. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 486 and PSY 486.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 521 Techniques for Teaching Adults

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    A survey of the principles, objectives and trends in instructional techniques for adult education. May be taught concurrently with SFR 621. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 621 and SFR 521.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 547 Guidance and Interpersonal Relationships in the Classroom

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Appropriate classroom communication and interpersonal skills. Emphasis on the relationship between self concept development and achievement in a diverse student population. May be taught concurrently with SFR 647. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 647 and SFR 547.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 576 Topical Issues in Education

    To develop further understanding and skills in the improvement of teaching procedures, curriculum, supervision, or administration. Each course is concerned with a single topic. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. A maximum of 3 hours may be used on a degree program. Variable Content Course. May be taught concurrently with SFR 676. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 676 and SFR 576.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 581 Law and the Classroom Teacher

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Rights and responsibilities of classroom teachers as determined by the legal structure created by state and federal constitutions, legislative actions, and judicial decisions. Implications of legal foundations for teachers relative to ethics, relationships with students, colleagues, minority groups, professional organizations, and others. May be taught concurrently with SFR 681. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 681 and SFR 581.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 583 Contemporary Issues in Education

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    In-depth analysis of selected issues currently generating great interest and controversy in American education. Attention to the effects of the issues on the teaching profession, curriculum, instruction, and school personnel. May be taught concurrently with SFR 682. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 682 and SFR 583.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 595 Applications of Educational Measurement

    Prerequisite: admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Using the results of testing in schools. The role, advantages, and limitations of evaluative instruments and techniques in educational decision making. May be taught concurrently with SFR 695. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 695 and SFR 595.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 621 Techniques for Teaching Adults

    A survey of the principles, objectives and trends in instructional techniques for adult education. May be taught concurrently with SFR 521. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 521 and SFR 621.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 647 Guidance and Interpersonal Relationships in the Classroom

    Appropriate classroom communication and interpersonal skills. Emphasis on the relationship between self concept development and achievement in a diverse student population. May be taught concurrently with SFR 547. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 547 and SFR 647.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 676 Topical Issues in Education

    To develop further understanding and skills in the improvement of teaching procedures, curriculum, supervision, or administration. Each course is concerned with a single topic. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. A maximum of 3 hours may be used on a degree program. Variable Content Course. May be taught concurrently with SFR 576. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 576 and SFR 676.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 681 Law and the Classroom Teacher

    Prerequisite: Teacher Certification students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Rights and responsibilities of classroom teachers as determined by the legal structure created by state and federal constitutions, legislative actions, and judicial decisions. Implications of legal foundations for teachers relative to ethics, relationships with students, colleagues, minority groups, professional organizations, and others. May be taught concurrently with SFR 581. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 581 and SFR 681.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 682 Contemporary Issues in Education

    Prerequisite: Teacher Certification students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    In-depth analysis of selected issues currently generating great interest and controversy in American education. Attention to the effects of the issues on the teaching profession, curriculum, instruction, and school personnel. May be taught concurrently with SFR 583. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 583 and SFR 682.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 695 Applications of Educational Measurement

    Prerequisite: Teacher Certification students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Using the results of testing in schools. The role, advantages, and limitations of evaluative instruments and techniques in educational decision making. May be taught concurrently with SFR 595. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 595 and SFR 695.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 709 Individualizing Instruction

    Training in various procedures for individualizing instruction at all grade levels.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 711 Principles and Organization of Student Activities

    Acquaints teachers and administrators with problems and procedures involved in the organizations and supervision of student activities.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 723 Organization and Administration of Adult Education

    Theory and practice relating to the organization, administration, and supervision of adult education. Emphasis will be placed upon adult education programs in the public school and the junior-community college.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 724 Organization and Administration of Vocational Education

    Problems, procedures and local, state and federal relationships in organization and administration of vocational education in the contemporary school. Identical with AGV 724. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 credit hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 730 Curriculum Construction in the School

    Traditional, humanistic, and behavioristic approaches to advanced curriculum development in the school.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 750 Philosophies of Education

    Philosophical problems of education; philosophical systems in America; their effect upon educational practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 753 Comparative Educational Systems

    Comparative analysis of major ideas and institutions of selected international systems of education. Comparisons between international systems of education and systems dominant in America.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology

    Survey of research methods used in education; research design and evaluation; problems of interpretation and application; development of a formal research proposal.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 781 Educational Research Literacy

    Introduction to the appreciation and understanding of research and common research methods in Education. In addition to basic research concepts, students will learn to read, understand, evaluate, and synthesize research, and explore the application of research results in their professional work.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 791 Educational Workshop

    Workshop to upgrade understandings and skills, concerned with the improvement of secondary teaching procedures, curriculum, supervision, administration or guidance. Each workshop will be concerned with a single topic. Number of class hours determined by length of workshop. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Thirty clock hours equal one credit hour.

    Credit hours:
    1-9
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 792 Supervision of Student Teachers

    Prerequisite: valid elementary or secondary teaching certificate.

    For public school teachers cooperating in college student-teaching programs; organizing and directing work of the student teacher.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 793 Qualitative Research Methods

    This course is focused on qualitative methods in the social sciences and specifically in educational research, including educational action research. Depending on prior research work, students will plan, implement, or further a qualitative or action research study. Students will learn firsthand about collecting and analyzing qualitative data, developing theories, and writing up the results. Students will also explore the role of educational action research in professional development, in improving classroom practices, and in developing school policy.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 794 Research Practicum

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    Conducting research projects with schools and other educational agencies. Students will be engaged in articulating research problems, reviewing literature, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting results.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 796 Problems in Education

    Specific problems in education related to needs and interests of the student. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 797 Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning

    Prerequisite: admitted to the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

    The purpose of this course is to develop deep understandings and skills regarding secondary teaching, procedures, methods, curriculum, supervision, administration and foundations. Candidates will be introduced to the electronic portfolio. Portfolio checkpoint one will occur in this course.

    Credit hours:
    9
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours credit.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 858 Current Issues Affecting Education

    This multi-disciplinary mini-course is composed of selected topics of current interest to all school personnel. Opportunities are provided for object examination of highly volatile controversies surrounding education. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 890 Field Research and Evaluation

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    Specifically designed to give each student the prerequisite skills and competencies necessary for completion of field study research project(s) as well as preparation for conducting on-the-job institutional research.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings