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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.


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.)


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.)


THEA 3105. Children's Theatre (3-{0-6}-{3-3}) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above. Research and literature of children's theatre, methods of producing and directing plays for and with children in school and community situations. (Course fee required.)


THEA 3107. Creative Dramatics in the Classroom (3-{0-6}-{3-3}) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above. Exploration of theories and techniques of improvised and informal drama and their practical application as a teaching tool for all age levels. Lectures, student projects and practical class experience.


THEA 4406. Theatre Education Practicum (0-{6-6}-{2-3}) Prerequisite: THEA 5106 with a grade of "C" or better. Classes may be taken concurrently. Observation and practical experience in an area theatre. Students may only attempt this class twice.


THEA 4485. Student Teaching: Theatre (0-{0-6}-{10-3}) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and THEA 3107 and 5106 both with a grade of "C" or better. Observation, participation and instruction in a P-12 classroom. (Course fee required.) (S/U grading)


THEA 5106. Methods of Teaching Theatre (3-{1-6}-{3-3}) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Practical application of techniques for teaching drama in grades P-12. Curriculum, concepts, procedures for instruction, and observation and participation in the public schools. Students may only attempt this class twice.