Education Curriculum/Instruction options

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.

EDCI 6796. Introduction to American Education and the Teaching Profession (3-0-3) An examination of American education and an introduction to the teaching profession. Includes discussion of motives for teaching, challenges of the profession, ethical and legal issues, and responsibilities of the educator.