EDUC 201  -  Art Education: Elementary,  4 credits.  

Designed to increase the student's understanding and appreciation of art and children's art through studio and other experiences, including painting, printing, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, visits to classrooms and local galleries, discussions, visual materials, criticism and appreciation. For elementary education majors only

Frequency: Every Semester  
Core designations: Arts R  
EDUC 211  -  Methods of Teaching General Music,  4 credits.  

Students gain experience in planning and executing teaching strategies for elementary and secondary school classroom music based on philosophical and theoretical foundations of music education and the current practice of the teaching/learning processes in schools. Lessons and instructional materials are demonstrated and evaluated in class. Students will also begin to develop their own teacher identity. A clinical experience is included.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
EDUC 212  -  American Education in a Diverse World,  4 credits.  

This course explores historical, social, and philosophical contexts in American education. There will be a special emphasis on teaching in a diverse nation, and an educator's role in making proactive and positive changes in society. The course includes a 30-hour clinical in a setting that includes a diverse student population; students must purchase TK20 software for this course.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Core designations: U.S. Cultural Diversity U  
EDUC 221  -  Teaching in the Middle School,  2 credits.  

This course assists potential middle-level educators in developing the knowledge and skills necessary for middle-level teaching. A clinical in middle schools is included.

Frequency: 1st or 2nd Half - 1st Semester, 1st or 2nd Half - 2nd Semester  
EDUC 250  -  Pre-May Seminar,  2 credits.  
Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
EDUC 299  -  Keyboarding Proficiency,  0 credits.  

During their semester of enrollment in EDUC 373 - Methods of Teaching in Business Education, business education majors must also pass a keyboarding proficiency exam consisting of timed writings and the production of office documents. A keyboarding proficiency study packet is provided to assist each student in preparation for the exam. Co-requisite: EDUC 373 - Methods of Teaching in Business Education.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Corequisites: EDUC 373  
EDUC 300  -  May Seminar,  4 credits.  
Frequency: May Seminar  
Prerequisites: EDUC 250  
EDUC 318  -  Foundations of Literacy,  2 credits.  

Elementary education majors will study and learn the foundations of literacy processes, how literacy is developed in children, and recognize the use of assessment to understand typical and struggling readers. A 15-hour clinical experience in a preK-3rd grade classroom where they will tutor children in literacy is required.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 321  -  Methods of Teaching in PE,  4 credits.  

Prospective teachers are introduced to activities, materials and methods of instruction in physical education. Motor skill development, cognitive and affective domains are addressed. A clinical experience is included. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 352  
EDUC 322  -  Children's Literature,  2 credits.  

Included in this course is the study of literature for children grades K-6. The student examines the field from which selection is possible, the criteria for selecting children's books and effective practices for using literature with children. Elementary education majors given preference for enrollment.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 330  -  Comparative Education: A Policy Perspective,  4 credits.  

This course introduces students to alternative approaches to elementary and secondary education by comparing schooling in the United States with schooling around the world. Emphasis is placed on the formation, causes and consequences of public policy in the educational systems studied. Open to all students. This course can also count toward the global studies program.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Core designations: International-Global Prspct G, Social Science S  
EDUC 332  -  Teaching in the K-6 Classroom,  2 credits.  

The prospective K-6 teacher studies technical aids and techniques that make learning more effective, and becomes competent in the use of a broad range of instructional media and technology. The principles and practices of educational testing are studied. Special attention is given to the testing responsibilities of the classroom teacher; to the criteria for selecting, administering and interpreting tests; and to the use of statistical methods. Classroom organizational patterns, classroom management and lesson planning are investigated. Inclusion issues and methodology are studied. This course is part of the elementary methods-in-teaching semester, which includes an intensive clinical with daily teaching responsibilities. PEAK required. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 333, PEAK 400  
This course is PEAK Required  
EDUC 333  -  Communication Arts in the K-6/Middle Classroom,  4 credits.  

This course provides teacher candidates with a thorough background in current research, methods/strategies, and best practices in how to effectively teach communication arts (reading, writing, speaking, listening, drama, spelling and handwriting) to children in elementary school and how to integrate these arts into the curriculum. Incorporated into the course are field trips to elementary classrooms to observe exemplary practices of the teaching of writing and reading. The course is part of the elementary methods-in-teaching semester, which includes an intensive clinical with daily teaching responsibilities. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 332  
EDUC 334  -  Mathematics in the K-6/Middle Classroom,  4 credits.  

This course provides prospective teachers with methods and resources for teaching mathematics in the elementary and middle school. This course presents teaching strategies for developing mathematical ideas in ways that lead students to learn to value mathematics, to reason mathematically, to communicate mathematically, become confident of their mathematical abilities, and become mathematical problem-solvers. This course is part of the elementary methods-in-teaching semester, which includes an intensive clinical with daily teaching responsibilities. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 332  
EDUC 336  -  Social Studies in the K-6/Middle Classroom,  4 credits.  

The role of social studies education is to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to enable them to fulfill their obligations as citizens, not just for the future, but for the present as well. This course provides future teachers with the methods, strategies and resources for teaching social studies in K-6 classrooms that will develop young students into knowledgeable people who will act responsibly when confronted with personal, social and/or economic issues and problems. This course is part of the elementary methods-in-teaching semester, which includes an intensive clinical with daily teaching responsibilities. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 332  
EDUC 337  -  Science in the K-3 Classroom,  2 credits.  

This course provides various science-related experiences relevant to the elementary classroom setting. These experiences are intended to enhance knowledge and confidence in teaching science (physical, life and earth). Students will develop a preferred perspective on the ideal nature of science education. Throughout the course students will study and discuss theoretical and underpinnings for science instruction, assessment strategies, curriculum material, resources available to teachers, and other relevant ideas. This course is part of the elementary methods-in-teaching semester, which includes an intensive clinical with daily teaching responsibilities. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 332  
EDUC 338  -  Science in the 4-8 Classroom,  1 credits.  

This course helps prospective teachers learn to promote independent thinking; encourage children's creativity and curiosity; build on children's ideas; start with questions rather than answers; focus on the needs of children, including those from cultures other than your own and those with special psychological or physical needs; and make connections between science and other areas of the curriculum. This course is part of the elementary methods-in-teaching semester, which includes an intensive clinical with daily teaching responsibilities. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 332  
EDUC 352  -  Technology, Instruction & Ecology of the Secondary Classroom,  4 credits.  

Secondary teacher candidates will increase their knowledge about teaching and learning by honing their practical abilities through classroom and field placement teaching experience. Specific areas addressed include: student diversity, classroom management, standards in education, planning for instruction, assessment theories and practices, and appropriate use of educational technology.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Prerequisites: EDUC 212  
Corequisites: PEAK 400  
This course is PEAK Required  
EDUC 359  -  Kindergarten Education,  2 credits.  

This course includes: characteristics, needs, behaviors and development of the 5-year-old child; an overview of the developmentally appropriate kindergarten curriculum, a recognition of the importance of integrating the subject areas within the curriculum, the philosophy and practice of emergent literacy and how to implement it, how to assess whether one's own classroom supports literacy, and the importance of continual growth and development as a professional in kindergarten education. A clinical is included. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: 1st or 2nd Half - 1st Semester, 1st or 2nd Half - 2nd Semester  
EDUC 362  -  Secondary Methods of Teaching in World Languages,  4 credits.  

Secondary teacher candidates will increase their knowledge about teaching and learning by honing thier practical abilities through classroom and field placement teaching experience. Specific areas addressed include: student diversity, classroom management, standards in education, planning for instruction, assessment theories and practices, and appropriate use of educational technology. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Alternate Years - 1st Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 352  
EDUC 363  -  FLES Methods of Teaching,  4 credits.  

FLES means "foreign languages in the elementary school." This course develops the techniques of teaching elementary school children the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing in a foreign language. A clinical experience is included. This class is held at an area elementary school; students are responsible for transportation to and from the school. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75; Junior status

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
EDUC 371  -  Methods of Teaching in Art: Elementary and Secondary,  4 credits.  

This course provides a relevant experience in art teacher preparation through discussion of educational issues, peer teaching, classroom visitation, museum and gallery visits, and a survey of American art. A clinical experience is included. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Corequisites: EDUC 352  
EDUC 372  -  Methods of Teaching in Science,  4 credits.  

This course introduces basic instructional strategies of teaching science. Various science teaching methods as well as the special techniques and functions of a science teacher are discussed and practiced. The inquiry method is emphasized in teacher planning and management. A clinical experience is included. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Alternate Years - 1st Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 352  
EDUC 373  -  Methods of Teaching in Business Education,  4 credits.  

This special methods course focuses on the application of sound instructional strategies to the teaching of all business subjects such as accounting, basic business, computer applications, keyboarding, marketing and vocational courses. Students write a unit plan and several lesson plans. Teaching resources are explored and reviewed. Classroom management, assessment, professionalism, student organizations, and other topics are studied. A clinical experience is included. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis, Every Year - First Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 299, EDUC 352  
EDUC 374  -  Young Adult Literature,  2 credits.  

Prospective teachers and others interested in Young Adult Literature (YAL) are introduced to the wide range of sub-genres in the rapidly expanding field of Young Adult Literature. In addition to readings in YAL literature and theory, methods for using YAL in the classroom are also emphasized. Students gain experience with current YAL reference tools and other YAL teaching materials. Although the course is required for prospective secondary English teachers in their junior or senior year, education majors from any discipline or level are welcome to enroll in the course. Note to Communication Arts/Literature Secondary Education majors: Co-requisite: ENG 491 - Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing for the Secondary School.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
EDUC 376  -  Methods of Teaching in English,  4 credits.  

Prospective English teachers examine current theories and practices in language arts, identify and use strategies for planning, organizing, managing and instructing in the language arts classroom, and study and evaluate print and nonprint texts. Reflecting on this study and experience, students develop their own theories and increase their competency for teaching language arts. A clinical experience is included. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 352  
EDUC 379  -  Methods of Teaching in Social Studies,  4 credits.  

This course focuses on curriculum development, teaching strategies, evaluation and classroom management with cross-cultural and global perspectives. Emphasis is placed on mainstreaming and computer-based instruction. A clinical experience is included. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 352  
EDUC 380  -  Special Topics,  0-4 credits.  

Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department or program chair for more information. Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
EDUC 384  -  Methods of Teaching in Mathematics,  4 credits.  

This course provides students with a wide range of experiences designed to prepare them to become mathematics teachers. Students explore classroom management strategies, lesson planning, questioning techniques, motivation, testing and evaluation, and other classroom-related issues. Students are introduced to professional journals and organizations. Important related topics, such as mathematics anxiety, are also discussed. Each student must do at least one mathematics lesson on videotape, and develop a complete mathematics unit plan. A clinical experience is included. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 352  
EDUC 386  -  Health Methods of Teaching,  4 credits.  

A study of teaching methods applicable to health education. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and presentation of lesson plans for health-related content and skills (5-12). The course provides exposure to curricula, materials and resources, and strategies for classroom management and student evaluation. A clinical experience is included. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 352  
EDUC 390  -  Internship,  1-8 credits.  
Frequency: Every Semester  
Repeatable: Yes  
EDUC 392  -  Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music,  4 credits.  

This is a comprehensive course dealing with teaching instrumental music in the public schools. Topics include developing a philosophy of music education and establishing goals and objectives, content, sequence and presentation of instruction. Students discuss topics related to public school teaching, study of rehearsal techniques and peer teaching. A clinical experience is included. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 352  
EDUC 394  -  Methods of Teaching in Communication Studies,  4 credits.  

This course addresses problems, processes and issues specific to teaching content in communication studies, and re-emphasizes general principles of secondary teaching. Topics include: design of secondary communication studies curriculum, evaluation of performance, performance anxiety, professional liability, philosophy and practice in speech, media and theatre cocurricular programs. Emphasis is placed upon the development of units that could be used by practicing teachers. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program. A clinical experience is included. Minimum GPA: 2.75

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Corequisites: EDUC 352  
EDUC 398  -  Orientation-ECFE/ECFEPE,  0 credits.  

Minimum GPA: 2.75.

EDUC 399  -  Orientation to Student Teaching,  0 credits.  

Education 399 is required in the semester prior to the student teaching experience to arrange and prepare for the student teaching assignment. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 420  -  Knowledge, Literacy and Inquiry,  2 credits.  

Offered the first two weeks during the student teaching semester. Prospective secondary teachers are introduced to theories of knowledge formation, differences in inquiry methods in various subjects and the importance of understanding written works. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; approval for student teaching. Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: 1st or 2nd Half - 1st Semester, 1st or 2nd Half - 2nd Semester  
EDUC 421  -  Advanced Reading Methods of Teaching for the Elementary School,  2 credits.  

Offered concurrently with student teaching, this hybrid course focuses on reading in the upper elementary grades. The course examines word-analysis skills, reading in the content areas, and vocabulary development. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Preparation Program. Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 425  -  Education of the Exceptional Child,  2 credits.  

This course prepares future teachers to work with children who are mainstreamed into the regular classroom. It provides a historical and legal context, discusses inclusion, addresses concerns in teaching and working with children who have special needs and develops an appreciation for the contributions they can bring to the classroom. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; Minimum GPA 2.75

Frequency: 1st or 2nd Half - 1st Semester, 1st or 2nd Half - 2nd Semester  
Core designations: U.S. Cultural Diversity U  
EDUC 480  -  Independent Study,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Contact the department or program chair for more information. Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
EDUC 487  -  Directed Research,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
EDUC 488  -  Assessment and Reflection on Student Teaching Practice,  1 credits.  

This course will introduce students to basic concepts of educational assessment, including portfolio construction, and also to the Teacher Performance Assessment instrument required of all education candidates. The course will include guided instruction in completing the EdTPA.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 489  -  Student Teaching: Middle Level,  4 credits.  

Elementary education majors seeking an add-on endorsement in a core content area are assigned to a full-time clinical experience in one of the area middle schools for 4 weeks. Students develop teaching proficiencies under the direction supervision of a classroom teacher. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; approval for student teaching; permission of the director of field experiences; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Summer Session  
Repeatable: Yes  
EDUC 491  -  Student Teaching: K-12 Education,  1-12 credits.  

Students are assigned student teaching sites and supervised by a classroom teacher and college supervisor. The length of time of the experience varies according to the credit received. Students practice teaching methods, plan instruction, evaluate pupils' work and participate in the daily professional activities of the teacher. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program, approval for student teaching; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 492  -  Student Teaching: Elementary Education, Grades 1-6,  1-6 credits.  

Students are assigned student teaching sites and supervised by a classroom teacher and college supervisor. The length of time of the experience varies according to the credit received. Students practice teaching methods, plan instruction, evaluate pupils' work and participate in the daily professional activities of the teacher. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; approval for student teaching; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 493  -  Student Teaching: Secondary Education, Grades 7-12,  1-6 credits.  

Students are assigned student teaching sites and supervised by a classroom teacher and college supervisor. The length of time of the experience varies according to the credit received. Students practice teaching methods, plan instruction, evaluate pupils' work and participate in the daily professional activities of the teacher. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; approval for student teaching; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 494  -  Student Teaching: Art,  12 credits.  

Students are assigned to full-time clinical experiences in the teaching of art in area elementary and secondary schools for 12 weeks. Students develop teaching proficiencies in grades 1-12 under the direct supervision of an art classroom teacher. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; approval for student teaching; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 495  -  Student Teaching: Physical Education,  12 credits.  

Students are assigned to full-time clinical experiences in the teaching of physical education in area elementary and secondary schools for 12 weeks. Students develop teaching proficiencies in grades 1-12 under direct supervision of a physical education classroom teacher. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; approval for student teaching; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 496  -  Student Teaching: Elementary Education,  12 credits.  

Students are assigned to full-time clinical experiences in one of the area elementary schools for 12 weeks. Students develop teaching proficiencies under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; approval for student teaching; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 497  -  Student Teaching: Kindergarten,  5 credits.  

Kindergarten student teaching is available and recommended for students seeking kindergarten licensure in North Dakota. This would be an additional student teaching experience to the 12 week elementary education student teaching clinical. It will be 5 credits and run for five weeks. Plan to register for it summer session one and you may start as soon as the elementary experience has been completed. Contact the director of field experiences, if interested in this opportunity. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Summer Session  
EDUC 498  -  Student Teaching: Secondary Education,  12 credits.  

Students are assigned to full-time clinical experiences in one of the area secondary schools for 12 weeks, developing teaching proficiencies under the direct supervision of a regular classroom teacher. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; approval for student teaching; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Semester  
EDUC 499  -  Student Teaching: Music,  12 credits.  

Students are assigned to full-time clinical experiences in the teaching of music in area elementary and secondary schools for 12 weeks. Students develop teaching proficiencies in grades 1-12 under the direct supervision of the classroom music teacher. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program; approval for student teaching; Minimum GPA: 2.75.

Frequency: Every Semester