EDUF - Education, Foundations
EDUF 2116. Human Development, Motivation, and Learning (3-0-3)
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: EDUF 2215. This course will introduce
students to research-based thinking concerning human development,
motivation and learning. Examines principles, theories, and research that
are relevant to instructional settings. Includes the wide range of
abilities and exceptionalities representative of students in schools and
teaching practices that are effective with these students.
EDUF 2215. The American Educational Experience (2-2-3) Introduces students to American public education and provides a realistic
broad-based overview of the teaching profession; role of the professional
educator, including ethical and effective practices. Social, historical, and
philosophical perspectives and methods of inquiry are used in the analysis of
educational issues. Diverse laboratory experiences with 40 hours of field
experience required. The student will initiate a portfolio process of
educational course work and experience.
EDUF 4115. Classroom Management (2-0-2) Co-requisites: ARTE
4485, EDCI 4485, PELM 4485, or SPED 4485. Focuses on the concepts,
principles and theories in implementing best practice classroom
management. Surveys traditional approaches to behavior management and
their limitations. Examines ways of creating positive, productive school
climates and of structuring classrooms for success. Investigates methods
which encourage home/school partnerships and the collaborative
implementation of classroom discipline and management strategies.
EDUF 4205. Integrating Technology for Student Teachers (1-2-2) This course immerses
teacher candidates in a technology-rich learning environment designed to
build teacher skills in the following areas: use of modern technology,
integration of QCC objectives, new designs for teaching and learning,
classroom management and enhanced pedagogical practice. (S/U grading)
EDUF 4795. Student Teaching Seminar (1-0-1) Co-requisites: ARTE
4485, EDCI 4485, PELM 4485, or SPED 4485. Discussion of common problems
encountered in student teaching conducted in a seminar setting.
EDUF 5000. Professional Symposium Exit Requirement (0-0-0)
Satisfactory grade indicates completion of the exit requirement for the
MED degree. (S/U grading)
EDUF 5899. Independent Study (2-6) Prerequisite: Admission to
Teacher Education and Department Chair Approval. This course is designed
to accommodate the special needs of students requiring a specific area of
expertise. Course may be repeated once for credit.
EDUF 6000. M.Ed. Exit Examination (0-0-0) Satisfactory grade indicates
completion of the exit examination for the M.Ed. degree. (S/U grading).
EDUF 6115. Educational Psychology: Achievement for Diverse Learners
(3-0-3) The interrelationship between motivation, learning and
teaching, including critical thinking skills, with emphasis on application
to the needs of diverse learners.
EDUF 6116. Educational Research Methods (3-0-3) Introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods and statistical procedures. Emphasis on systematic teacher inquiry and data-driven decision making to improve student achievement.
EDUF 6125. Classroom Management (2-0-2) Prerequisite: Admission
to Teacher Education and Student Teaching. Concepts, principles, theories,
and strategies for best practice classroom management. Focus is on
creating and maintaining positive and productive school climates and
classroom success. Home-school partnerships and collaborative
implementation of classroom discipline are emphasized.
EDUF 6795. Seminar: Foundations of Collaborative
Student Support (1-0-1)
Seminar designed to enhance understanding of professional educators
regarding the interrelated roles of school personnel; a collaborative
teaching strategy employed to better prepare teachers, counselors, and
leaders for the job of improving student academic success and
EDUF 7000. Integrating Technology Into the Student Teaching Experience
(0-0-0) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and
Student Teaching. Students will be immersed in a technology-rich
environment designed to build teacher skills in the following areas: use
of modern technology, integration of QCC objectives, new designs for
teaching and learning, classroom management and enhanced pedagogical
EDUF 7115. Psychology of Teaching (3-0-3) An advanced critical
examination of research and theories relevant to effective teaching,
including motivation, learning theories, at-risk students, classroom
management, cooperative learning, self-esteem, social learning and others.
EDUF 7116. Applied Educational Research: Assessing and Monitoring Student Achievement (3-0-3)
Advanced applications of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research with consideration of historical, descriptive, correlational, causal-comparative, and experimental studies. Emphasis on data collection and analysis to assess and monitor student achievement.