Childhood Education and Family Studies Courses

Child and Family Development (CFD) courses

  • CFD 600 Issues in Child and Family Development

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Advanced inquiry into specialized areas of study in Child and Family Development. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours when topics change. May be taught concurrently with CFD 500. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 500 and CFD 600.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • CFD 610 Child Life Theory and Practice

    Prerequisite: admission into the CFD major-Child Life Option and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CFD 354 or admission into the Child Life Studies Graduate Program.

    This course will cover advanced topics related to the child life profession, including: stress and coping theory, psychological preparation for medical experiences, ethical issues related to healthcare delivery, non-pharmacological pain management, interdisciplinary team communication and advocacy, supervision of students, and child life program administration. May be taught concurrently with CFD 510. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 610 and CFD 510.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • CFD 632 Family Advocacy

    A study of the advocacy process in both the public and private sectors for directing change to benefit families and children. The course involves field trips to locations where decisions are being made that impact families and children. May be taught concurrently with CFD 532. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 532 and CFD 632.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CFD 633 Principles of Family Life Education

    A study of the philosophical and methodological considerations in facilitating family life education programs. Field experiences are a part of this course. May be taught concurrently with CFD 533. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 533 and CFD 633.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    440Upon demand
  • CFD 657 Growth and Development: Middle Childhood to Adolescence

    Overview of current research on development, middle childhood through adolescence (8-18), including physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. The roles of culture and biology in development, including families and a variety of social settings such as child care, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. May be taught concurrently with CFD 557. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 657 and CFD 557.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • CFD 660 Family Engagement

    A study of family engagement programs including family education, volunteerism, leadership development, and advocacy. Students are involved in practicums working with families in a variety of community settings. Students must obtain a Missouri Volunteer and Employee Criminal History Service (MOVECHS) FBI fingerprinting background check. May be taught concurrently with CFD 560. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 560 and CFD 660.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • CFD 662 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

    The primary and secondary prevention of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect of children. Designed for professionals who work with children and families and are required by law to report suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect. May be taught concurrently with CFD 562. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 562 and CFD 662.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • CFD 663 Administration of Programs for Children and Families

    Types, purposes, and administration of programs for children, youth, and families. Development of leadership and management skills. Includes an overview of office policy and procedure, staff and volunteer management, public relations, budgeting, and quality assurance. May be taught concurrently with CFD 563. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 663 and CFD 563.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CFD 680 Introduction to Research in Child and Family Development

    Prerequisite: 60 hours with minimum cumulative GPA (MSU and combined) of 3.00 or admission into accelerated graduate program or graduate student status.

    Provides an introduction to empirical research and a variety of research approaches common to the social sciences. Relevant terms and statistical concepts will be presented. Research methods and experimental designs, including locating and analyzing research articles from the professional literature will be introduced. May be taught concurrently with CFD 580. Cannot receive credit for both CFD 680 and CFD 580.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • CFD 701 Orientation to Early Childhood and Family Development

    Prerequisite: admission to the Early Childhood and Family Development graduate program.

    Orientation to the program and examination of seminal reading in the field.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • CFD 702 Community Engagement

    Analysis of service-learning/community engagement. The main tenets of community engagement/service learning are analyzed, the community need, the academic enhancement, and reflection. The roles of all involved in community engagement/service learning, the teachers, the students, and the community partners are studied. Ethical, moral, and civic implications of community engagement/service-learning are also explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CFD 705 Growth and Development: Infancy through Early Childhood

    Overview of current research on children's development, prenatal through age 5 years, including physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. The roles of culture and biology in development, including families and a variety of social settings such as child care, schools, neighborhoods, and communities.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • CFD 750 Advanced Human Development Studies

    Analysis of theories and trends in human development.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • CFD 761 Advanced Family Studies

    Provides students with an understanding of theories used in the study of families; awareness of current demographics and trends of today's families; examines characteristics of various family structures and social influences impacting family functioning.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CFD 775 Parent and Child Relations

    This course examines relevant theories and current research in parent-child relationships across the life span.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CFD 776 Advanced Studies in Infant Development

    Current research on infant development, prenatal through two years of age. The roles of families and culture in early development. Applications of research findings to practice in infant and toddler care.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand

Child Life Studies (CLS) courses

  • CLS 705 Aspects of Childhood Illness and Disease

    Childhood disease processes and pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment of diseases will be discussed. Information on now disease affects a child and family's behavioral, social and emotional development and coping strategies.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • CLS 710 Childhood Death and Bereavement

    Various theories and practice specific interventions that assist children/youth or family members when they encounter issues of death, loss, and/or grief. Examination of those issues affecting the student personally or professionally. Development of epistemology regarding death, loss, and grief.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • CLS 715 Play and Therapeutic Intervention

    Prerequisite: CFD 610 and CFD 750.

    Developmental aspects of play and therapy related to developmental stages of children and family in the context of health-care setting. Apply play therapy techniques in dealing with childhood problems such as molestation, physical abuse, depression, trauma, and family conflict.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • CLS 720 Trends and Issues in Child Life

    Topics of interest from the profession of Child Life will be discussed through readings, case studies, and review of research. The application of theory and research to current practices in Child Life will be discussed. Potential research topics will be investigated and the thesis literature review will begin. Should be taken prior to SFR 780.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • CLS 790 Practicum in Child Life

    Prerequisite: permission of Child Life Studies Program Director.

    Students carry out play activities; supervise activities that foster creativity, divert child/youth from stress and worry and normalize their environment; and provide opportunities for children/youth to socialize and engage in developmentally appropriate activities. Practicum must be supervised by a certified Child Life Specialist.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CLS 791 Practicum in Child Life

    Prerequisite: permission of the Child Life Studies Graduate Director.

    Students carry out play activities; supervise activities that foster creativity, divert child/youth from stress and worry and normalize their environment; and provide opportunities for children/youth to socialize and engage in developmentally appropriate activities. Practicum must be supervised by a certified Child Life Specialist. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CLS 795 Child Life Internship

    Prerequisite: permission of Child Life Studies Program Director.

    Student will work with children/teens and families in a hospital and/or related clinical setting under the supervision of a certified Child Life Specialist. The student will accumulate 600 hours to meet the eligibility requirement to sit for the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. Special attention will be given to legal, ethical, moral, educational, cultural, spiritual, and gender issues as they relate to working with children, youth, teens and their families.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CLS 796 Child Life Internship

    Prerequisite: permission of the Child Life Studies Graduate Director.

    Student will work with children/teens and families in a hospital and/or related clinical setting under the supervision of a certified Child Life Specialist. In combination with CLS 795, the student will accumulate 600 hours to meet the eligibility requirement to sit for the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. Special attention will be given to legal, ethical, moral, educational, cultural, spiritual, and gender issues as they relate to working with children, youth, teens and their families. May not be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CLS 798 Proposal Development for Child Life Thesis

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    Students will prepare a proposal for their thesis paper. Information and guidance completing Human Subjects Review will be provided.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CLS 799 Thesis Research in Child Life

    Prerequisite: CLS 798 and SFR 780.

    Guided development of original research and reporting in a five chapter format.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Fall, Spring, Summer

Early Childhood Education (ECE) courses

  • ECE 601 Home/School/Community Relationships with Young Children and Their Families

    This course offers a transdisciplinary approach designed to enhance the student's understanding of the transactional relationship between the school, child and family. Particular emphasis is placed on family development and dynamics within a pluralistic society including the role that family functioning has on the child's total educational experience. May be taught concurrently with ECE 501. Cannot receive credit for both ECE 501 and ECE 601.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ECE 675 Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children and Families in Early Childhood

    Prerequisite: Prerequisite EDC 345.

    Begins exploring the disposition toward inquiry needed for ongoing self-development, and focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to infuse culturally and linguistically responsive curriculum. Students will gain an understanding of their professional role in strengthening respectful, collaborative family/child partnerships through effective use of community and family resources. An emphasis will be on learning from families and focusing on how best to support culturally and linguistically diverse young children and their families. May be offered concurrently with ECE 575. Cannot receive credit for both ECE 675 and ECE 575.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ECE 705 Field Experiences in Early Childhood Education

    Students participate in field experiences in area schools and other educational settings. This course will provide field experiences with three different age groups (birth-3; 3-5; 5-8). Course is designated for graduate students needing field experiences to meet certification requirements in Early Childhood Education. Students will attend weekly scheduled class discussion sessions on campus in addition to the required field work of 15 clock hours for every credit hour. May be repeated for a maximum of three hours of credit.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • ECE 724 Foundations of Early Childhood Education

    Course will focus on the historical, psychological, philosophical, and social foundations of early childhood education. Theories and research are integrated with practical knowledge. Students will examine philosophy, curriculum, methodology, service delivery systems, and family involvement issues.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ECE 725 Inquiry in Early Childhood and Family Development

    Inquiry in early childhood and family development. Introduction to the techniques used by education and social scientists to answer empirical questions. Includes in-depth analysis of current program-relevant theoretical and empirical studies.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ECE 726 Programming and Policy Issues for Early Childhood Settings

    Analysis of programs, policies and theories appropriate for young children and their families in a variety of early childhood settings.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ECE 727 Children and Families in a Diverse Society

    Examination of diverse cultures in American society. An analysis of racism, sexism, and other diversity issues within the school and community. Discussion of child development within different cultures and identifying changing family and community structures.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ECE 728 The Educational Role of Play

    A study of the social, emotional, cognitive, and language development of young children through play. Attention is given to the use of play in the organization and development of the early childhood classroom and curriculum. Current models of early childhood curriculum and their relationship to support of play will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ECE 729 Literacy in Early Childhood

    Develops awareness of and support for children's literacy knowledge as it grown and changes in the years from birth through early elementary school. This course emphasizes the supportive nature of the adult's role in young children's literacy learning. Descriptions of relevant, meaningful literacy events and suggestions for classroom or home support will be presented. Current research that has a bearing on methodology will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ECE 730 Family Literacy

    Introduction to the philosophy and theory behind family literacy, as well as discussion on the development and implementation of a family literacy program. The four-component model of adult education, early childhood education, parent and child together (PACT), and parenting will be covered, both in theory and practical application. Explores the rationale for and characteristics of comprehensive family literacy, focusing upon the families being served, services being provided, outcomes being achieved, and the role and responsibilities of individuals, organizations, and communities involved.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ECE 731 Advanced Curriculum Development for Early Childhood Programs

    Analysis of programs, methods, materials, and activities appropriate for early childhood education programs. Emphasis will be on developing and/or selecting strategies for a variety of programs such as day care centers, public school kindergartens and primary grades, Head Start programs, private preschools, etc.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ECE 762 Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Development

    Prerequisite: ECE 771.

    Guided development of research paper focused on field of Early Childhood and Family Development.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ECE 771 Proposal Development

    Prerequisite: ECE 725 and SFR780.

    Development of proposal for seminar paper. Proposal must be approved prior to data collection. Human subjects review will also be completed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School (EEM) courses

  • EEM 601 Introduction to Technology-Based Inquiry Instruction

    Introduction to eMINTS philosophy and instructional model for teachers, emphasis on constructivist-based pedagogies, questioning strategies and critical thinking; use of educational software, internet resources and classroom website design and development. Eight clock hours field experience embedded. May be taught concurrently with EEM 501. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 601 and EEM 501.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • EEM 602 Applications of Technology-Based Inquiry Instruction

    Prerequisite: EEM 601 with grade of C or better.

    Application of eMINTS philosophy, instructional model and teaching strategies; emphasis on cooperative learning, instructional use of interactive whiteboards, information literacy and modes of classroom communication, digital file management, Webquest development and multimedia project design and development. Eight clock hours field experience embedded. May be taught concurrently with EEM 502. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 602 and EEM 502.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • EEM 603 Implementing Technology-Based Inquiry Instruction

    Prerequisite: EEM 601 and EEM 602 with grades of C or better.

    Third course in eMINTS 3-course sequence. Emphasis on building a learning community, classroom management, instructional planning and implementation in a technology enriched classroom, interdisciplinary teaching methods, technology-assisted assessment, collaborative reflection to improve student performance. Eight clock hours field experience embedded. May be taught concurrently with EEM 503. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 603 and EEM 503.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • EEM 606 Orientation for Intensive Language and Cultural Experience for Educators

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Students selected by application and interview process. Prepare for international travel and exposure to the people, cultures and primary language of the host country. Students develop an introspective case study proposal to be carried out during and/or after the experience abroad. Field trips outside class are required. May be taught concurrently with EEM 596. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 596 and EEM 606.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Spring
  • EEM 607 Intensive Language and Cultural Experience for Educators

    Prerequisite: EEM 606 and permission.

    Experience three weeks of exposure to the educational system, culture and language of the host country while reflecting on their own learning. Students will conducted an introspective case study, keep a journal, and create a portfolio. May be taught concurrently with EEM 597. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 597 and EEM 607.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    432Summer
  • EEM 608 Post-Travel Seminar for Intensive Language and Cultural Experience for Educators

    Prerequisite: EEM 606 and EEM 607 and permission.

    Post-travel seminar deconstructs experience abroad. Students discuss strategies used as a learner and analyze effective teaching techniques. Participants compare cultural and language differences that teachers need to consider in teaching students in a new language. Introspective case study research and portfolios will be shared. May be taught concurrently with EEM 598. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 598 and EEM 608.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall
  • EEM 616 Nature Unfolds

    Students will increase their awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of Missouri habitats and wildlife resources and learn fundamental life and earth science related concepts by experiencing ways to use inquiry-based instructional methods in primary grades. This is one of four courses required to satisfy the conservation education area of emphasis. May be taught concurrently with EEM 516. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 616 and EEM 516.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • EEM 617 Nature Unleashed

    Students will increase their awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of Missouri habitats and wildlife resources and learn fundamental life and earth science related concepts by experiencing ways to use inquiry-based instructional methods in intermediate grades. This is one of four courses required to satisfy the conservation education area of emphasis. May be taught concurrently with EEM 517. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 617 and EEM 517.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • EEM 618 Project Wet, WILD, and Learning Tree

    Students will develop skills and knowledge of conservation education using the Projects Wet, WILD, and Learning Tree curriculums, which requires handling specific materials, using technology in science learning, and learning from investigations. This is one of four courses required to satisfy the conservation education area of emphasis. May be taught concurrently with EEM 518. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 618 and EEM 518.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • EEM 619 Nature Unhooked: Conserving Missouri's Aquatic Ecosystems

    Students will develop foundational field biology skills related to Missouri's aquatic ecosystems in order to teach in a structured educational mode, via an outdoor setting. This is one of four courses required to satisfy the conservation education area of emphasis. May be taught concurrently with EEM 519. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 619 and EEM 519.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • EEM 676 Topical Issues in Education

    Prerequisite: permission.

    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. Approved recurring course topic: B.E.A.R.S. Seminars. 1(1-0) F. A series of seven (7) seminars with different topics designed to enhance and develop further understanding and skills in the improvement of teaching procedures for beginning educators. Seminars are offered monthly, with the exception of December, beginning in September and ending in April. Participation in at least six (6) of these seminars is required for credit. Participants will receive an "I" grade for the course due to the course extending through the spring semester. Grades will be changed at the end of the spring semester as requirements are met. This course is available to both beginning and veteran educators and satisfies the initial certification requirement of attending a beginning teacher assistance program with a college or university. Variable Content Course. May be taught concurrently with EEM 576. Cannot receive credit for both EEM 576 and EEM 676.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-5Upon demand
  • EEM 720 Introduction to Learner Development and Differences in Gifted and Talented Education

    An introduction to gifted education and the models of giftedness, strategies of identification, and facilitation of assessment for placement of children in gifted programs. Examination of resources available to classroom teachers and exploration of the challenges and rewards involved in working with gifted students. Historical and legal aspects of the evolution of gifted education will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • EEM 721 Curriculum Planning, Instruction and Assessment in Gifted and Talented Education I

    This course explores curriculum planning, instructional delivery and assessments for gifted and talented students. Understanding and selecting content that promotes higher order cognition and the processes involved in creating contexts for discovery-based learning is examined. Some online class meeting required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • EEM 722 Curriculum Planning, Instruction and Assessment in Gifted and Talented Education II

    This course expands the exploration of curriculum planning, instructional delivery, and assessments for gifted and talented students with special emphasis on social-emotional aspects of gifted students. Some online class meeting required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • EEM 723 Learning Environments and Collaborations in Gifted and Talented Education

    This course explores the creation of learning environments conducive to higher-order thought processes, exploration and discovery. Professional collaborative processes; techniques and means of communicating/collaborating with families, content experts/professionals, and other educators in the field of Gifted and Talented education will be examined and practiced. Some online class meeting required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • EEM 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • EEM 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: ELE 711 and SFR 780 and permission.

    May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours credit.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand

Elementary Education (ELE) courses

  • ELE 600 Current Issues and Applications in Elementary Education

    Prerequisite: grade of "B" or better in ELE 429 or ELE 603, and ELE 434 or ELE 604, and ELE 438 or ELE 602, and RDG 420 or RDG 656, and RDG 421 or RDG 656; and grade of "C" or better in GRY 240; and concurrent enrollment in ELE 605.

    Application of current innovations and examination of contemporary issues facing elementary teachers including classroom management, inclusion, English language learners, integrated planning and instruction with art, music, health and physical education. A comprehensive field experience in area school classrooms is required. May be taught concurrently with ELE 500. Cannot receive credit for both ELE 500 and ELE 600.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3-5Fall, Spring
  • ELE 601 Communication Arts Instruction in the Elementary School

    Prerequisite: ELE 302 and permission of Director of Graduate Program in consultation with the Teacher Certification and Compliance Office.

    Study of the development of language and communication abilities, procedures and instruments for assessing language development, and techniques and materials for promoting development in communication skills for elementary and middle school programs. Critical review of current research-based practices will be required as well as application of those strategies in lesson planning. Course limited to certification students only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ELE 602 Social Studies Instruction in the Elementary School

    Prerequisite: grade of "B" or better in ELE 410, and RDG 420 or RDG 656, and RDG 421 or RDG 656; and grade of "C" or better in HST 121 or 122, and PLS 101 and GRY 100; and admission to graduate Elementary Education program.

    Current issues and approaches in teaching elementary school social studies to children including exceptional children who are mainstreamed in the regular classroom. Critical review of current research-based practices will be required as well as application of those strategies in lesson planning and teaching.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ELE 603 Mathematics Instruction in Elementary Schools

    Prerequisite: grade of "B" or better in ELE 410, and RDG 420 or RDG 656, and RDG 421 or RDG 656; and grade of "C" or better in MTH 320 and MTH 360; and admission to graduate Elementary Education program.

    Emphasis upon diagnosis of skill level development, teaching basic mathematical skills, and individualizing instruction in mathematics for elementary and middle school programs. Critical review of current research-based practices will be required as well as application of those strategies in lesson planning.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ELE 604 Science Instruction in the Elementary School

    Prerequisite: grade of "B" or better in ELE 410, and RDG 420 or RDG 656, and RDG 421 or RDG 656; and grade of "C" or better in 8 hours of science (one biology and one physical science); and admission to graduate Elementary Education program.

    Current issues and approaches in teaching elementary school science to children including exceptional children who are mainstreamed in the regular classroom. Critical review of current research-based practices will be required as well as application of those strategies in lesson planning and teaching.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ELE 605 The Reflective Practitioner

    Prerequisite: grade of "B" or better in ELE 429 and ELE 434 and ELE 438, and RDG 420 or RDG 656, and RDG 421 or RDG 656; and concurrent enrollment in ELE 600.

    Introduces students to action research as reflection on their own teaching and learning, and their students' learning and achievement. Requires an intensive field experience in area elementary school. May be taught concurrently with ELE 510. Cannot receive credit for both ELE 510 and ELE 605.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ELE 710 Elementary School Curriculum

    The purpose of this course is to analyze the philosophical and theoretical frameworks that guide elementary curriculum for the assumptions that each makes with regard to teaching and learning. Students will be introduced to the development of curriculum and curriculum materials for use in elementary educational settings. Students will examine the social, political and institutional contexts in which curriculum is developed and used, curriculum development methods and process, and various methods for the implementation, evaluation and distribution of curriculum materials.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ELE 711 Contemporary Issues in Elementary Curriculum

    Contemporary issues confronting the modern elementary school; current problems, innovations and proposed changes which affect the total elementary school program. Trends and issues that are developing at the national level.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring, Summer
  • ELE 713 Advanced Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Communication Arts

    Materials, methods and procedures for effective classroom presentation of communication arts. Selection, organization and development of content materials; current issues and trends in the field.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ELE 714 Advanced Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Social Studies

    Materials, methods and procedures for effective classroom presentation of social studies. Selection, organization and development of content materials; current issues and trends in the field.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ELE 715 Advanced Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Mathematics

    Materials, methods and procedures for effective classroom presentation of elementary mathematics. Selection, organization and development of content materials; current trends and issues in the field.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ELE 716 Advanced Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Science

    Materials, methods and procedures for effective classroom presentation of elementary science. Emphasis is placed on teaching science as inquiry and experimentation. Selection, organization and development of content materials; current trends and issues in science education.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ELE 717 Advanced Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Economic Education

    Materials, methods, and procedures for effective classroom presentation of economic education. Selection, organization, and development of curriculum materials, current issues and trends in the field of economics. Presents students with a framework for proper scope and sequencing of economics concepts to develop an awareness of appropriate benchmarks for economic education instruction.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ELE 720 Advanced Theory and Practice in Student Assessment and Evaluation

    Materials, methods, and procedures for effective assessment and evaluation of students. Planning, selection, construction, use, and analysis of a variety of assessment practices including formal and informal approaches. Application of knowledge learned throughout course will help students make judicious and reflective decisions while teaching.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ELE 721 Standards-Based Integrated Curriculum, Learning, and Teaching

    Analysis and application of current theories and research on integrated curriculum and learning, performance assessment, and standards-based education. Develop classroom, school-wide and/or district-wide curricula based on state standards. Focus is on deciding what is essential to teach and on improving learners' math and literacy skills across the curriculum.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ELE 722 Differentiated Instruction for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School

    Materials, methods, and procedures for effective differentiation of instruction and evaluation of students. Planning, selection, construction, use and analysis of a variety of differentiate instructional practices across grade levels and disciplines, paying close attention to elementary and middle school learners. Application of knowledge learned throughout course will help students made judicious and reflective decisions while teaching.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ELE 725 The Emerging Master Teacher

    Prerequisite: minimum GPA of 3.00 in the last 60 hours.

    This course is designed to engage students in collective and individual inquiry regarding the "problem space" of teaching and learning. It explores current and historical trends/theories that have shaped teaching practices, curriculum design, and assessments of learning.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ELE 730 Internship in Number and Operations

    Prerequisite: admission to the Elementary Mathematics Specialist program; and two years of elementary or middle school teaching; and concurrent enrollment in MTH 750.

    A supervised mathematics teaching practicum with online seminars in which the candidate acquires experience working with a range of students and adult learners (teachers and parents) on concepts related to numbers and operations in base ten appropriate in K-5 students.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Upon demand
  • ELE 732 Internship in Rational Numbers and Proportional Thinking

    Prerequisite: admission to the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program; and two years of elementary or middle school teaching; and concurrently enrollment in MTH 752.

    A supervised mathematics teaching practicum with online seminars in which the candidate acquires experience working with a range of students and adult learners (teachings and parents) on rational number and proportional thinking concepts.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Upon demand
  • ELE 734 Internship in Algebraic Reasoning

    Prerequisite: admission to the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program; and two years of elementary or middle school teaching; and concurrently enrollment in MTH 754.

    A supervised mathematics teaching practicum with online seminars in which the candidate acquires experience working with a range of students and adult learners (teacher and parents) on concepts related to algebraic reasoning appropriate in K-5 students.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Upon demand
  • ELE 736 Foundations of Mathematical Leadership I for Elementary Mathematics Specialists

    Prerequisite: admission to the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program; and two years of elementary or middle school teaching.

    This introductory course provides opportunities for participants to develop knowledge and understanding of leadership principles and the process of continuous improvement as it relates to the roles and responsibilities of elementary mathematics specialists.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Upon demand
  • ELE 737 Foundations of Mathematical Leadership II for Elementary Mathematics Specialists

    Prerequisite: admission to the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program; and two years of elementary or middle school teaching.

    This second leadership course in the Elementary Mathematics Specialists program focuses on research and practice related to teamwork, interaction, communication, conflict resolution, and leadership in K-5 schools. Candidates will also examine effective strategies for influencing and facilitating school/district improvement (e.g., mentoring and observing colleagues, conducting professional development, and making data-informed decisions to improve student learning) collaborating with colleagues and administration. Candidates will focus on mentoring and observing colleagues, conducting professional development, and making data-informed decisions to improve student learning school- and district-wide.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ELE 738 Internship in Geometry and Measurement

    Prerequisite: admission to the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program; and two years of elementary or middle school teaching; and concurrent enrollment in MTH 760.

    A supervised mathematics teaching practicum with online seminars in which the candidate acquires experience working with a range of students and adult learners (teachers and parents) on geometry and measurement concepts.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Upon demand
  • ELE 771 Proposal Development

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    Development of proposal for seminar paper or thesis. Proposal must be approved prior to data collection. Human subjects review will also be completed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ELE 772 Research Seminar in Elementary Education

    Prerequisite: ELE 711 and SFR 780.

    Guided development of a research paper or a creative project.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    314Fall, Spring
  • ELE 775 Research Study in Elementary Education

    Prerequisite: SFR 780; and ELE 711 in which a project has been identified for completion in ELE 772.

    Guided development of a research paper or creative project. Individual work with faculty member on developing the proposal for a research study or continued work on a study beyond the duration of ELE 772. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring
  • ELE 803 Curriculum and Assessment in Mathematics Education

    Prerequisite: Master's degree in Education, Mathematics Education or related field; ELE 737; and may be taken concurrently with ELE 804.

    This course is designed to deepen students understanding of current mathematics curriculum, curriculum alignment with current standards and textbooks, and assessment tools for meeting the diverse needs of students. Students will also learn to develop and provide professional development in various areas of mathematics teaching and how to communicate assessment results to teachers, parents and other constituents.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall (odd-numbered years)
  • ELE 804 Mathematical Leadership III for Mathematics Specialists

    Prerequisite: Master's degree in Education, Mathematics Education or related field; ELE 737; and ELE 803 or concurrent enrollment.

    This course focuses on research and practice related to teamwork, coaching, communication, conflict resolution, and more intensive leadership training. It examines effective strategies for influencing and facilitating school/district improvement and includes an embedded practicum.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall (odd-numbered years), Spring (even-numbered years)
  • ELE 805 Seminar in Mathematics Education

    Prerequisite: ELE 803 and ELE 804.

    This course is designed to guide students in conducting a research paper or creative project focused on mathematics education.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall (odd-numbered years), Spring (even-numbered years)

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) courses

  • FCS 600 Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Advanced inquiry into specialized areas of study in Family and Consumer Sciences such as: Blended Families, Historic Building Preservation, Textile Conservation, Preservation Techniques, Advanced Culinary Techniques, and International Trends in Hospitality. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topics change. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with FCS 500. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 500 and FCS 600.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • FCS 602 Study Tour

    Study of and/or visits to mills, factories, stores, museums, hospitals, laboratories, design studios and/or trade markets. May be taught concurrently with FCS 502. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 502 and FCS 602.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • FCS 607 Student Organizations in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FCS 612.

    Methods of organizing student groups in Family and Consumer Sciences programs, techniques of working with students in individual and group projects; leadership training. May be taught concurrently with FCS 507. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 507 and FCS 607.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall
  • FCS 612 Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FCS 607.

    An overview of the philosophy and history of family and consumer sciences education; includes curriculum building with emphasis on critical thinking and reflective decision-making, problem-based learning, and the development of authentic assessments. Includes the planning of lessons, units, and development of teaching materials in the family and consumer sciences discipline and practice implementation of such lessons. Completion of checkpoint II for the Professional Portfolio is a component of this course. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course. May be taught concurrently with FCS 512. May be receive credit for both FCS 512 and FCS 612.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall
  • FCS 615 Organization of Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

    Prerequisite: FCS 607 and FCS 612.

    Investigation of the organization and administration of family and consumer sciences programs; identification of types of programs; program planning, program evaluation and career counseling with emphasis on critical thinking and reflective decision-making. May be taught concurrently with FCS 515. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 515 and FCS 615.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • FCS 701 Supervision of Student Teachers in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: teaching experience in Family and Consumer Sciences; and permission.

    Experiences in creating an environment that will encourage Family and Consumer Sciences student teachers to realize their potentials and gain competence in teaching.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • FCS 715 Child and Family Development Instruction in the Middle and High School

    Current issues and approaches in teaching child and family development at the middle and high school levels. Critical review of current research-based practices will be required as well as application of those strategies in lesson planning and teaching.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • FCS 720 Advanced Curriculum Development for Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

    Analysis of programs, methods, materials, and activities appropriate for Family and Consumer Sciences programs. Emphasis will be on developing and/or selecting strategies for a variety of programs such as middle school, high school, ProStart, HTMP, Early Childhood.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • FCS 725 Career and Technical Education Leadership

    Advanced inquiry into career and technical education as a teacher leader. Emphasis will be on developing and/or selecting strategies for a variety of programs such as FCCLA, SkillsUSA, ACTE.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • FCS 795 Advanced Technical Practice

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Work in CAD, EDI, Child Life, mental health, hospitality, clinical hospitals, schools, manufacturing, retailing, and/or other settings. Ninety clock hours required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Upon demand
  • FCS 796 Practicum

    Prerequisite: permission.

    The assumption of responsibilities at an approved practicum site under the direction of a professor and practicum site supervisor.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    408Upon demand