Programs for Initial Certification

Major in Secondary Education with Initial Teacher Certification
Three-Two Program in Education:
Courses of Instruction
 

Programs for Initial Certification
Teacher certification is not synonymous with the Master's Degree in Education. In most instances, however, courses taken in pursuit of the Master's Degree will satisfy the requirements for initial teacher certification. A minimum of 18 semester hours of graduate courses is required prior to undergraduate student teaching or a graduate internship. The sequence of courses is specified and allows for deviation only with special permission. In addition to courses, competency must be established in the areas of computer literacy and speech communication and a minimum of 45 clock hours of field experiences in area schools must be completed. It is imperative that students who are working toward initial certification in conjunction with the M. Ed. stay in close communication with a graduate advisor.

Prerequisites include completion of a bachelor's degree with an appropriate area of specialization or teaching field and submission of passing scores in all three areas of the TASP. Elementary and secondary certification students may not be admitted into graduate teacher certification programs before submitting passing TASP scores or SAT, ACT or TAAS scores (see Admission to the Teacher Education Program guidelines in the TCU Undergraduate Studies Bulletin). Additional requirements for admission and retention in the Teacher Education Program (including procedure for criminal record search) may also be found in the TCU Undergraduate Studies Bulletin.

Major in Secondary Education with Initial Teacher Certification
The Master of Education with a major in Secondary Education with Initial Teacher Certification is designed for students who hold a baccalaureate degree and plan to become teachers at the secondary level. It is assumed that persons seeking this degree will already have completed at least one teaching field as required for Texas teacher certification. If such is not the case, it will be necessary for the student to complete an appropriate teaching field of at least 24 hours. For additional information see Teaching Fields for Secondary Education in the School of Education section of the TCU Undergraduate Studies Bulletin.

Professional Studies
(12 semester hours)
EDUC 60213 Advanced Educational Psychology
EDUC 60253 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education
EDUC 60313 Educational Assessment
EDUC 70953 Research in Education

Specialization (15 semester hours)
EDUC 60223 Theories of Human Development
EDSP 50663Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom
EDSE 50013Instructional Planning
EDRE 60153Seminar in Promoting Literacy in the Subject Area
EDUC 60153Microcomputers in Education*
*An advanced course in Educational Technology may be substituted if a student can demonstrate computer
proficiency.

Resource Area
(3 semester hours)
Select with advisor's approval 3 hours from courses in EDUC, EDAD,
EDRE, EDSE, EDSP, or a graduate course related to the student's teaching field.

Internship
(6 semester hours)
EDUC 60890Internship in Teaching

Three-Two Program in Education:

The School of Education, in conjunction with appropriate departments across other University schools and colleges, offers a program in which the student seeking teaching certification can earn both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree (M. Ed.) in a five year period. The program is designed to provide students with the necessary coursework to complete the requirements for teacher certification, area of specialization (for Elementary Certification) or teaching field content areas (for Secondary Certification), and other degree requirements for both the Bachelor's and Master's degrees. (Note: Students intending to pursue the Three-Two Program should make their plans known as early as possible to the appropriate College or School to ensure proper advising.)

Program Requirements:
During the first three years students enroll in courses leading to the completion of University Curriculum Requirements (UCR) and their chosen specialization or teaching fields(s). Students must have completed a minimum of 95-101 hours by the end of their junior year to be considered for admission to the Three-Two Program.

Students interested in pursuing the Three-Two must first apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program by the junior year. The same requirements that apply to undergraduate admission apply to Three-Two students (Please refer to the Undergraduate Studies Bulletin for Admission to Teacher Education Program requirements.)

If admitted to the graduate program, the student begins coursework toward the M.Ed. degree in the fourth year of study at TCU. During this year, students must complete 12 semester hours of graduate coursework in education and 12 semester hours of upper division or graduate level coursework in the student's first and/or second teaching fields. During year five, the student will complete 24 semester hours of graduate coursework in education, including 6 hours of internship. After successful completion of the first year of graduate work, the student may petition the appropriate dean to be awarded the undergraduate degree. The student must complete all requirements for the bachelor's degree before beginning the second year of graduate study.

If a student decides not to pursue a graduate degree, or is denied admission to the Graduate School, s/he will be able to complete the Bachelor's degree and earn initial teacher certification by completing the additional semester hours of required coursework.
 
The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Search on Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.

Courses of Instruction

EDUC 50003 DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN EDUCATION Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. This course will equip educators with the necessary skills for multi-ethnic school environments. It focuses on developing an awareness of how education is connected to wider structures of social, cultural and economic life, and encourages not only critical examination but also discussion of alternatives to the present reality.

EDUC 60013 CURRICULUM THEORY Survey of the field of curriculum theory and practice as it applies to public schools. Addresses general principles and practices of curriculum development and curriculum change; organizational patterns for developing curriculum and implementing change.

EDUC 60213 ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY The learning process and methods of application to the individual learner.

EDUC 60223 THEORIES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Selected theories of human behavioral, social, and emotional development.

EDUC 60253 HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION This course will involve study of the historical background of the evolution of education (both public and private) in the United States, with emphasis placed on primary and secondary education. Philosophic positions and the implications of these viewpoints on one's approach to and resolution of educational issues and questions will be examined.

EDUC 60233 ADJUSTMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS Prerequisite: EDUC 60223 or an upper-division course in child/human development. Introduction to the adjustment problems of school children and youth in a contemporary society. Consideration of types of problems and their classification, incidence, prevalence, etiology, and assessment; intervention strategies with children and families to facilitate adjustment to the environment, enhance learning, and promote optimal development.

EDUC 60313 EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT Assessment includes a variety of approaches to testing (standardized and constructed). Characteristics of tests, constructs, scoring, interpreting, evaluation, and test-taking skills as a form of problem solving are included.

EDUC 60810 SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH A seminar in which students participate in the ongoing, well-defined scholarly activities of various faculty members. Students will have an opportunity to engage in research in an apprentice role as a way of exploring specific research questions and appropriate methodology for answering those questions. (1-3 hours, may be repeated up to 13 hours)

EDUC 60823 EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION A comprehensive study of evaluating school systems, their communities, programs, and personnel. Evaluation of programs, curriculum projects, accreditation standards, and personnel appraisal are explored using different approaches to evaluation. Other topics include purpose, qualitative and quantitative evaluation design and data-collecting methods, sampling techniques, and reliability and validity. Particular emphasis is placed on case study for the purpose of planning, conducting and writing the evaluation for presentation to stakeholders.

EDUC 70953 RESEARCH IN EDUCATION A study of the perspectives which underlie the methodologies used in research related to teaching and learning. Students are expected to gain an appreciation of the complexities of the research process, ways of conducting research, and a sense of the power and constraints of the various perspectives within which educational questions are pursued.

EDUC 50970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

EDUC 60120 THE ROLE OF THE INSERVICE TEACHER IN PRESERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION Study of the role of the Cooperating Teacher in a teacher education conference. Includes clinical supervision, mastery learning, observation skills, conferencing skills and program design.

EDUC 60293 CURRICULUM WORKSHOP Prerequisite: At least one year's teaching experience and approval of instructor. Provides for development of curriculum materials and strategies for specific subject areas; application of curriculum theory to school and classroom situations.

EDUC 60513 PRACTICUM IN EDUCATION Practical experiences in an educational setting designed to sensitize the student to the challenges of transforming theory into practice.

EDUC 60980 INTERNSHIP Prerequisite: Completion of at least l8 semester hours of graduate level course work in Education and permission of department. Supervised experience which emphasizes the application of theories of curriculum and instruction in a field-based setting. Options include the introduction of innovative teaching practices into a school or other educational setting or research focused on instructional practices. Graduate students in Education who possess a bachelor's degree with a non-education major and who have completed the specified course work may choose to apply the internship for certification purposes with the approval of the department. (l-6 semester hours with no more than 6 semester hours applied to the Master's degree)

EDUC 70903 TREATISE Independent examination of an issue related to education. Students complete a paper under the advisement of a faculty member in the department.

EDUC 70970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN EDUCATION Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and instructor in course.

EDUC 70980 THESIS Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy.

EDUC 70990 THESIS Continuation of 70980.

Educational Administration

EDAD 60103 ADMINISTRATORS, SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS A study of concepts, literature, and research on school leaders and their relationships to the development and maintenance of educational organizations. Relationships between different organizational patterns and administrative practices will be explored as well as the role of authority and decision making structures. Required of all majors in Educational Administration.

EDAD 60113 ADMINISTRATORS & TEACHERS A holistic study of the multiple dimensions associated with creating and sustaining productive professional relationships. It will include concepts and issues derived from leadership, supervision, and law.

EDAD 60123 ADMINISTRATORS, PARENTS & CHILDREN A study of the relationships and roles that administrators play with students and their parents. Foci will include community relations, communication, creating orderly, productive learning environments, and law.

EDAD 60133 TRENDS & ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION A series of mini-seminars focused on applied issues arising in administration of schools, including school business management, administration of special programs and other salient topics. The course will normally be taught collaboratively with practicing administrators.

EDAD 60143 ADMINISTRATIVE LIFE Prerequisite: 18 semester hours in the EDAD program or consent of advisor. This course is normally taken concurrently with EDAD 70200 Internship in Educational Administration. The course synthesizes prior course work, integrates new experiences from the Internship, and considers the alternatives each individual confronts in developing an administrative life, the jobs' technical and ethical demands, stresses and satisfactions.

EDAD 70200 INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION Prerequisite: 18 semester hours of EDAD courses and consent of advisor. Planned program of leadership responsibilities in an educational institution or agency, commensurate with the student's graduate program, certification objectives, and employment goals. Emphasis on research application in a field-based setting. Responsibilities and projects are under the direction of the academic advisor and on-site supervisor.

EDAD 70970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ADMINISTRATION Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

EDAD 70001 DOCTORAL PRO-SEMINAR The doctoral pro-seminar is a one credit hour course designed to support and develop first year doctoral students enrolled in the MBA/EdD joint degree in educational leadership. It meets seven times, two hours per session. Students are required to enroll in two proseminars, one in the fall and semesters, during the first year of their doctoral programs. The faculty members in the participating programs develop the curricula of the proseminars.

EDAD 70003 Foundational Readings in Educational Administration
  • This course will examine the professional and intellectual history of educational administration.
  • As with all academic fields, educational administration has developed a core literature that describes its own social/professional and intellectual history. Those holding a doctorate in this professional field have a responsibility for educating themselves on that history.

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    EDAD 70013 LEGAL & SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF EDUCATION Educational institutions operate within an environment that requires relationships with families, employees, and other private and public institutions. The primary focus of this course will be state and federal laws that regulate these relationships, with attention paid as well to social and political forces that influence and enforcement of laws.
    EDAD 70023 - MANAGING INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESSES
    High achieving districts are led by administrators that focus on academic programs, set attainable goals, continuously assess the curriculum, evaluate staff and teachers, and assess student achievement. This course will highlight the importance of instructional leadership and of developing effective evaluation processes as well as professional development opportunities.
     
    EDAD 70033 - Ethical & Moral Dimensions of Educational Leadership
    This course emphasizes enduring educational problems and fundamental philosophical issues, concepts that feature centrally in educational discourse, ethical standards and dilemmas, and conceptual analysis as a means for clarifying decisions regarding educational policy and practice.
     
    EDAD 80206 Internship A semester-long internship providing leadership experiences in an educational or corporate setting commensurate with the student's doctoral program. This course can be repeated three times for a total of 18 semester hours.

    EDAD 90980 DISSERTATION

    EDAD 90990 DISSERTATION
     
    Educational Computing

    EDUC 50293 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY Methodology for instruction in the concepts and skills of information processing. Includes strategies for delivery of concepts and skills, evaluation, modifying curriculum for special students, evaluation of software and courseware, and facility management. Current research and issues around instruction of information processing will be included.

    EDUC 60153 MICROCOMPUTERS IN EDUCATION An introduction to using microcomputers in education as both productivity and instructional tools. Includes familiarity and operational skills with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, desktop publishing, telecommunications, multimedia, instructional and programming/authoring software.

    EDUC 60173 INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR EDUCATORS Prerequisite: EDUC 60153 or approval of course instructor. A study of the use of programming and/or authoring software in educational contexts. Students will learn to develop hypermedia projects using an instructional design process.

    EDUC 60263 COMPUTER-BASED COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION Prerequisite: EDUC 60153 or approval of course instructor. Survey of concepts of computer-based communication and information management for instructional and administrative purposes in educational contexts. Includes electronic mail, electronic discussion groups, file transfer utilities, and databases, as well as information location and presentation tools for the World Wide Web.

    EDUC 60273 PRACTICUM IN INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTING A supervised field experience which provides for the synthesis and application of program competencies and contemporary research findings into K-12 educational environments.

    Counseling

    EDGU 5223 HELPING RELATIONSHIPS. Examination and practice of specific skills and processes essential to the development of helping relationships. Emphasis is placed on the development of interpersonal skills and professional ethics necessary to counseling.

    EDGU 5233 CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND INFORMATION. Orientation to life planning and the world of work; theoretical models of career choice; examine career information and resources and systems of career information utilization.

    EDGU 5323 SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS. Study of the group as an interaction system, including: a) group process, b) group roles, c) guidelines for group selection and guidance, d) techniques for facilitating interaction, e) strategies for building credibility in groups, and f) the impact of life styles on group needs.

    EDGU 6143 COUNSELING INTERVENTIONS. Prerequisite: EDGU 5223. Examination of techniques, strategies and methods of counseling; strategies to deal with resistant clients and acting out children; approaches to parent and professional consultation; crisis intervention issues and resources; and ethical and legal issues in the practice of counseling.

    EDGU 6383 COUNSELING THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES. Orientation to established theories of counseling by examining and evaluating each theory's philosophical background, goals, and techniques and conceptualizing cases based on one's theoretical approach; consider issues in crisis counseling; and discuss ethical issues as they apply to hypothetical cases.

    EDGU 7970 SPEICAL TOPICS IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING. Focus on topics of interest to guidance counselors in schools and/or colleges and universities. Such topics might include sexual abuse, violence in dating and marriage, building resiliency in youth, family therapy, or other issues being raised by students, researchers, and/or society.

    EDGU 6613 GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING TECHNIQUES. Focus on the development and implementation of school guidance programs, the services essential for effectiveness, coordination of pupil services with other elements of the educational program, strategies to build community resources and relationships, and program evaluation needs.

    EDGU 7100 PRACTICUM Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy and successful completion of EDGU 5223, EDGU 5323, and EDGU 6383 Supervised application of counseling and guidance skills and concepts. A minimum of 300 hours is required of on-site experience, with a minimum of 150 hours of direct client contact.
     
    Elementary Education

    *EDEL 50063 SEMINAR IN TEACHING GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN Advanced study of methods to identify, assess and teach exceptionally capable students. Major emphasis is on developing skills and teaching methods. Other aspects cover guidance counseling process, social/emotional needs, working with parents, and model school-district programs.

    *EDEL 50073 TEACHING THE STRUCTURE AND BENEFITS OF THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM An examination and assessment of existing curricular and instructional materials in the area of economic education, with an emphasis on integrating economics into the social studies curriculum K-l2.

    EDEL 50203 PROGRAMS IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION The rationale for bilingual-bicultural education including a survey of current programs. Includes lab experiences in public school classes.

    EDEL 50213 SEMINAR IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION Methods and strategies in teaching the bilingual child; including English as a second language and Spanish as a first language. Observation and participation in bilingual classes required.

    *EDEL 50503 DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES OF LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS Prerequisites: SPAN 50433 (cross-listed under GERM 50033, FREN 50033), or concurrent enrollment, or permission of instructor. Principles and practices of first and second language acquisition as they relate to the development of communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the interrelatedness of language processing (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to facilitate the learner's ability to construct meaning. Strategies to enhance social-communicative and cognitive-academic language competence, and self-directed learning are addressed. Assessment procedures appropriate to second-language learners are introduced.

    *EDEL 50513 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING CLASSROOM Prerequisites: EDEL 50503, or concurrent enrollment, or permission of instructor. Curricular and instructional principles and practices to meet the academic development needs of first and second language learners in the classroom. Emphasis on strategies for providing content-area instruction and establishing learner-centered environments within various ESL settings. Texas requirements for second language learners are addressed.

    EDEL 50970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

    EDEL 60043 SEMINAR IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE Advanced study of current issues in science education and of curricula, materials, and techniques utilized in the effective teaching of elementary school science.

    EDEL 60063 SEMINAR IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS Advanced study of modern curricula, strategies and techniques utilized in teaching and upgrading mathematics instruction in the elementary school.

    EDEL 60073 SEMINAR IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES Advanced study of curricula, strategies and techniques utilized in teaching and upgrading the social studies instruction in the elementary school.

    EDEL 60083 SEMINAR IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS Advanced study of curricula, strategies, and techniques utilized in teaching and upgrading language arts instruction in the elementary school. The interrelationships of all areas of language arts are given primary emphasis.

    EDEL 70970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

    Early Childhood

    EDEC 50123 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN Evaluation and development of educational programs for young children as affected by current social and economic trends. Emphasis on parent, community, school and interschool relationships, and on teacher responsibility in curriculum development.

    EDEC 50133 PLAY AND CREATIVITY Prerequisites: EDEC 30103 and Admission to Teacher Education or approval of instructor. Materials, techniques, and resources used in early childhood education for developing the affective, cognitive, and motor domains of young children. Study will include research on importance of play as vehicle for learning.

    EDEC 50143 EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM The study of basic principles underlying curriculum construction and instructional practices in early childhood and primary education.

    EDEC 60133 PRACTICUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Prerequisites: See Teacher Education Section of Undergraduate Studies Bulletin. All-day observation and supervised teaching for a period of six weeks in the public schools. Accompanying regularly scheduled class meetings on the campus for the entire semester for the purpose of developing competencies and professional growth.

    EDEC 60223 THE YOUNG CHILD Study of research on behavior of young children and application to planned learning experiences.

    EDEC 70970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

    Reading

    EDRE 50013 ANALYSIS OF LITERACY PROBLEMS Prerequisites: EDRE 60053, EDRE 60153 OR EDRE 50313 or approval of instructor. Theory and techniques for using a variety of assessment strategies related to literacy development. Discussion and practice will be based on the interpretation of elementary and secondary students' performance on a variety of literacy tasks.

    EDRE 50043 SEMINAR IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Advanced study of literature for children with special attention to principles of selection and use in the elementary school curriculum.

    EDRE 50153 LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS Reading interests of secondary school youth; survey of books for adolescents in several teaching fields.

    EDRE 50223 PRACTICUM IN READING Prerequisite EDRE 50013 or approval of course instructor. Clinical techniques and procedures of remedial and diagnostic teaching of reading.

    EDRE 50233 PRACTICUM IN COLLEGE READING Clinical and developmental techniques and procedures for teaching of reading to adults.

    EDRE 50313 FOUNDATIONS OF LITERACY The study of the theoretical bases for literacy instruction. Research from linguistics, cognitive psychology, and sociology will be studied as related to recommendations for practices in literacy instruction.

    EDRE 50970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN READING Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

    EDRE 60053 ADVANCED STUDY OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION Advanced study of methods to enhance literacy for students of diverse backgrounds and ability levels. Analyzes recent research, philosophies of instruction, curriculum development, literature, and assessments that can be used to improve students' reading, writing, and language abilities.

    EDRE 60153 SEMINAR IN PROMOTING LITERACY IN THE SUBJECT AREAS A study of the concepts, literature, and research strategies for improving elementary and secondary students' ability to read and learn from the information texts in the various subject areas. Instructional strategies include ways to integrate reading, writing, and study strategies.

    EDRE 70970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN READING Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

    Special Education

    EDSP 50000 DIRECTED STUDY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION Directed study in areas of student's interest and needs.

    EDSP 50013 EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE MAINSTREAM Methods, techniques and classroom environments to help children with disabilities to be more successful in regular and special education classrooms.

    EDSP 50663 MOTIVATING AND MANAGING STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM Research-based methods for creating positive classroom and school climates, organizing and managing classrooms, improving instruction, dealing with classroom discipline problems, and developing prosocial behaviors in children and youth.

    EDSP 50970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

    EDSP 60233 UNDERSTANDING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT-RISK Examination of the diverse characteristics of children and youth with learning and behavior problems and the impact of these characteristics on social and academic development.

    EDSP 60313 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN Study of methods and materials appropriate for use with exceptional children.

    EDSP 60323 INTERNSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION Prerequisites: EDSP 50013, 60233, or consent of instructor. Field experience under direct supervision of a certified special education teacher in public or private school setting. Minimum of 200 clock hours required.

    EDSP 60433 ISSUES AND PRACTICES IN COLLABORATION A review of current research and practices concerning the concept of shared responsibility among educators, families, and schools to provide coordinated and inclusive educational arrangements for all children and youth and to facilitate their success within the least restrictive environment.

    EDSP 60453 PRACTICUM IN EDUCATIONAL TESTING Prerequisite: Permission of course instructor. Administration and interpretation of evaluative instruments in education and/or guidance settings.

    EDSP 60970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

    Secondary Education

    *EDSE 50063 SEMINAR IN TEACHING GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN Advanced study of methods to identify, assess and teach exceptionally capable students. Major emphasis is on developing skills and teaching methods. Other aspects cover guidance counseling process, social/emotional needs, working with parents, and model school-district programs.

    *EDSE 50073 TEACHING THE STRUCTURE AND BENEFITS OF THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM An examination and assessment of existing curricular and instructional materials in the area of economic education, with an emphasis on integrating economics into the social studies curriculum K-12.

    EDSE 50013 INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING Developing instructional strategies; diagnosing and correcting learning difficulties; appraising pupil achievement; organizing the classroom for learning; controlling misbehavior; justifying teacher plans. Each student will schedule 10 hours for school observation.

    *EDSE 50503 DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES OF LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS Prerequisites: SPAN 50433 (cross-listed under GERM 50033, FREN 50033), or concurrent enrollment, or permission of instructor. Principles and practices of first and second language acquisition as they relate to the development of communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the interrelatedness of language processing (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to facilitate the learner's ability to construct meaning. Strategies to enhance social-communicative and cognitive-academic language competence, and self-directed learning are addressed. Assessment procedures appropriate to second-language learners are introduced.

    *EDSE 50513 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING CLASSROOM Prerequisites: EDSE 50503, or concurrent enrollment, or permission of instructor. Curricular and instructional principles and practices to meet the academic development needs of first and second language learners in the classroom. Emphasis on strategies for providing content-area instruction and establishing learner-centered environments within various ESL settings. Texas requirements for second language learners are addressed.

    EDSE 50970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

    EDSE 70970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

    *Cross listed with Elementary