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EDCI 6225. Foundations of Education - American Education (2-0-2) Prerequisite: College Baccalaureate degree in an area certifiable by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, or in a related field. This course is part of the Master of Arts in Teaching programs. An examination of contemporary American education and issues, such as motives for teaching, the challenges of teaching, ethical and legal issues in education today, and creating a community of learners.


EDCI 6226. Foundations of Education - Instructional Applications (0-4-2) Prerequisite: College Baccalaureate degree in an area certifiable by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, or in a related field. This course is part of the Master of Arts in Teaching programs. Students will become familiar with several methods and strategies for planning lessons and units of study and will then develop units and lessons in their content area. This course contains a 40-hour field experience (20 hours in general education and 20 hours in special education). (Course fee required.)


EDCI 6227. Foundations of Education - Human Development, Motivation, and Learning (2-0-2) Prerequisite: College Baccalaureate degree in an area certifiable by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, or in a related field. This course is part of the Master of Arts in Teaching programs. The interrelationships between human development, teaching and learning, including stage theories of development and age characteristics of learners, understanding cultural diversity and socioeconomic differences, motivation and classroom management.


EDCI 6228. Foundations of Education - Special Education (3-0-3) Prerequisite: College Baccalaureate degree in an area certifiable by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, or in a related field. This course is part of the Master of Arts in Teaching programs. Defining special education, inclusion, collaboration, students with mental retardation, students with learning disabilities, students with emotional or behavior disorders and transition of special education students to adulthood.


EDUF 4205. Technology for the 21st Century Classroom (1-2-2) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Co-requisite: concurrent enrollment in an approved course with field placement in a p-12 classroom. 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 Georgia Performance Standards, new designs for teaching and learning, classroom management and enhanced pedagogical practice. (S/U grading) (Course fee required.)


EDUF 4115. Classroom Management (2-0-2) Co-requisite: 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.


MUSE 3202. Intermediate Conducting (2-1-2) Prerequisite: MUSE 3201. Intermediate conducting patterns, skills, and terminology in both choral and instrumental genres. (Course fee required.)


MUSE 4205. Elementary School Music Methods (3-1-3) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. A study of methods and materials suitable for general music in grades P-6. This study will include Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Orff methods as well as others. Public school observation is required. (Course fee required.)


MUSE 4485. Student Teaching (0-40-10) Prerequisites: MUSE 4205 and MUSE 4206/MUSE 4207. Observation and teaching during the entire school day under the guidance of selected instrumental or choral music teachers. (S/U grading.) (Course fee required.)