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EDCI 3455. Practicum 1 for Middle-Grades and Secondary Education (0-4-2) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education; Corequisite: enrollment in methods/curriculum courses determined by major. A field-based course linked to requirements in middle grades, foreign language, or a secondary education program (English, mathematics, science, social studies): emphasis on observation, supervised tutorials, and guided participation in planning, instructing, and assessing student learning. (Course Fee Required)


EDCI 4455. Practicum 2 for Middle Grades and Secondary Education (0-4-2) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education; Co-requisite: Enrollment in selected methods/curriculum courses determined by major. The second of two practica linked to requirements in a middle grades, secondary or foreign language education program with in-depth supervised participation in planning, instructing, and assessing student learning. (Course fee required.)


EDSE 4125. Teaching a Modern Foreign Language (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Consideration of National and Georgia Standards, objectives, subject matter, materials, classroom instructional procedures, pupil experiences and evaluative procedures for foreign language classes in grades P-12. Organization of courses and programs in modern language education.


EDSE 4126. Topics in Foreign Language Methodology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. This course is intended primarily to provide a forum for future instructors of foreign language/cultures/literatures to engage intellectually with the essential issues in language methodology and second language acquisition. It is the objective of this course to prepare the students in the foreign language education major for reflective teaching and to equip them with the necessary critical perspectives on language learning and teaching in grades P-12.


EDUC 2110. Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (3-1-3) This course engages students in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. Students will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States. Students will actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside the school. Against this backdrop, students will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. (Course fee required.)


EDUC 2120. Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Educational Settings (3-0-3) Given the rapidly changing demographics in our state and country this course is designed to equip future teachers with the fundamental knowledge of understanding culture and teaching children from diverse backgrounds. Specifically, this course is designed to examine 1) the nature and function of culture; 2) the development of individual and group cultural identity; 3) definitions and implications of diversity, and 4) the influences of culture on learning, development, and pedagogy.


EDUC 2130. Exploring Learning and Teaching (2-2-3) Explore key aspects of learning and teaching through examining your own learning processes and those of others, with the goal of applying your knowledge to enhance the learning of all students in a variety of educational setting and contexts. (Course fee required.)


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.)


ENGL 5165. Introduction to Linguistics (3-0-3) Survey of various branches of linguistics, including the nature of language, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse. This is part of a four-course sequence for those seeking an English-as-a-Second Language endorsement to a Georgia teaching certificate.


SPAN 3150. Spanish Conversation (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or equivalent. Conducted in Spanish, this course offers students a series of progressive activities to raise the level of proficiency within the context of daily Hispanic culture. Supportive activities include grammar review and readings closely related to oral activities. (Course fee required.)


SPAN 3160. Grammar and Composition (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or equivalent. Practice in writing letters, brief articles, themes, and reports. Review of selected segments of grammar. (Course fee required.)


SPAN 3165. Phonetics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3150 or SPAN 3160. Written exercises and phonetic transcription reinforce theoretical points as students improve their pronunciation through the study of the distribution and articulation of Spanish-language sounds. Regular pronunciation exercises are accomplished through the use of short dialogues and poetry readings. (Course fee required.)


SPAN 3170. Studies in Civilization: Spain (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3150 and SPAN 3160. An overview of the cultural history of Spain and history of the Spanish language from the formation of the nation to contemporary Spain. The course is taught in Spanish. (Course fee required.)


SPAN 3175. Studies in Civilization: Latin America (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3150 and 3160. An overview of the cultural history of Spanish America from the pre-Columbian period to contemporary Spanish America, as reflected in the arts and literature. The course is taught in Spanish. (Course fee required.)


SPAN 4115. Survey of Spanish Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3170. Spanish literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to the present. (Course fee required.)


SPAN 4116. Survey of Latin American Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3175. Literature of Latin America from the Colonial period to the present. (Course fee required.)


SPAN 5555. Selected Topics in Spanish (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3170 or SPAN 3175. A study of various aspects of the Spanish-speaking world such as literary movements, specific writers, film, and the press. Topics will vary each semester; the course is designed to enhance the students' written and spoken expression in Spanish. May be taken twice for credit with change of topic. (Course fee required.)


SPED 2256. Introduction to the Exceptional Learner in General Education (3-1-3) For prospective and practicing teachers. Emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of learner with disabilities in general education programs. Required adaptations and modifications, and available resources and services for these learners are stressed. 30 hours field experience required. (Course fee required.)