North Central College - Naperville, IL

Education Courses

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

EDN 101 Teaching Today (3.00)
Examination of the structures that frame the work of teaching and learning in schools. Emphasis on the impact of curricular learning standards on teaching, learning, and decision making. An overview of the profession, the Danielson Framework for Teaching, the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards, Common Core Standards, and the expectations of the North Central College Teacher Education Program will be introduced in this gateway course. Students registering for this experience will be required to provide proof of health insurance. Registration for this course at least 15 days prior to the first day of the term is strongly encouraged as additional background checks may be required; an additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 200 K-12 and High School Teaching I (3.00)
Introduction to teaching methods including instruction and assessment strategies. Emphasis on direct teaching, interactive instructional strategies, and assessment strategies that develop the skills and processes needed to help K-12 students acquire foundational, conceptual, and procedural knowledge. Prerequisites: EDN 101, PSY 205; Recommended GPA of 2.75. TAP 400 required.

EDN 201 K-12 and High School Teaching I Field Experience (1.00)
Required: 50 field experience hours. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 211 Practicum in a Diverse School Setting (1.00)
This course is designed to provide students with an extended supervised field experience in an elementary, middle, or secondary school classroom in a high need/diverse school setting. Students actively observe and assist the teacher in a variety of ways. Students are jointly supervised by the cooperating teacher and a supervisor from NCC. Students may co-teach or teach lessons if the cooperating teacher and supervisor determine that the student has the background knowledge and experience to be successful. Students are required to keep an ongoing reflective journal of the experience. A student may repeat this experience up to four times. In order to repeat the course, the student must enroll in this experience at a different school and/or grade level. Prerequisite: EDN 101. Required: 50 field experience hours. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 228 Elementary Teaching I (3.00)
Introduction to teaching methods including instructional and assessment strategies. Emphasis on direct teaching, interactive instructional strategies, and assessment strategies that develop the skills and processes needed to help elementary students acquire foundational, conceptual, and procedural knowledge. Prerequisites: EDN 101, PSY 205, PSY 210, and U.S. History; 2.75 GPA recommended. TAP 400 required.

EDN 229 Elementary Teaching I Field Experience (0.50)
Required: 25 field experience hours. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 260 Literacy I-Introduction to K-8 Literature and Foundations of Literacy (3.00)
A foundational understanding of the nature of reading and the components of reading. Students will be introduced to various reading and learning theories and the relationships between the theories and effective reading instruction for students at 1-6 levels. This course will also focus on methods of using children's literature for reading instruction as well as the understanding of genre, text structure, and the selection of quality books. Prerequisite: ENG 196; 2.75 GPA recommended.

EDN 276 Foundations for Teaching Reading (1.50)
A foundation for the basic understanding of the reading and writing processes and applications of research-based instruction strategies to facilitate effective literacy learning in 6-12 classroom settings. The goal is to facilitate the student's ability to increase middle and high school students' performance in content areas through the understanding of the reading process, the demands of academic literacy, and the characteristics of adolescent learners. Students in this course are exposed to targeted reading instructions for struggling adolescent readers as well as readers from linguistic and culturally divers backgrounds. Prerequisites: EDN 200; PSY 205 or PSY 220.

EDN 297 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

EDN 299 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

EDN 302 Practicum: General Middle School Methods (0.50)
Provides students with a content-area field experience in a middle school classroom supervised jointly by an NCC supervisor and the classroom teacher. Students complete 25 hours of supervised field work, applying research-based methods to actual teaching situations in middle school settings. At least once during the term, an NCC supervisor observes the students as they conduct lessons and conducts a follow up conference in which the student and supervisor evaluate and discuss the lesson. Prerequisite: EDN 200; concurrent enrollment in MUS 407 (music education with instrumental emphasis) or MUS 408 (music education with choral emphasis) or HPE 311 (physical education major).

EDN 310 Elementary Physical Education Methods And Techniques (3.00)
This course covers methods of teaching physical education at the elementary school level, including various teaching strategies, perceptual motor and movement education concepts, basic skills, and game activities appropriate for the elementary school child. Prerequisites: EDN 100, EDN 200, PSY 205 or concurrent enrollment. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 311 Practicum in Elementary Physical Education (1.00)
This course provides students with a field experience in an elementary physical education classroom to learn methods, teaching styles, and strategies for teaching elementary physical education. Students complete 50 hours of supervised field work applying research-based methods and techniques to actual teaching situations under the joint supervision of the cooperating classroom teacher and the NCC supervisor. Required: 50 field experience hours. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 320 The Elementary Learning Environment (3.00)
Examination of management models and strategies, as well as school policy related to discipline. Emphasis on types of diversity and ways of making classrooms, curricula, and instructional strategies suitable for a diverse student population. Prerequisite: PSY 205.

EDN 322 The High School Learning Environment (3.00)
Examination of management models and strategies, as well as school policy related to discipline. Emphasis on types of diversity and ways of making classrooms, curricula, and instructional strategies suitable for a diverse student population. Prerequisites: Junior standing; EDN 200 or concurrent enrollment.

EDN 324 Foundations for Teaching Mathematics in The Elementary School (3.00)
A foundation for the guiding principles and learning theories of teaching mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels. Emphasis is on the application of research-based instructional strategies which facilitate students' conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and mathematical reasoning skills in the mathematics classroom. Topics particular to mathematics education are addressed, such as use of precise mathematics language and development of effective assessment strategies. Prerequisites: EDN 101; PSY 205 or concurrent enrollment; MTH 107; MTH 108; 2.50 GPA recommended. TAP 400 required.

EDN 325 Elementary Mathematics Field Experience (0.50)
Prerequisite: 25 field experience hours. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Tuberculosis test required. Background check required.

EDN 326 Elementary Teaching II Science (3.00)
Introduction to teaching methods including instructional and assessment strategies where K-12 students engage in learning experiences that develop their abilities to apply knowledge that will develop their abilities to analyze, evaluate, and create. Emphasis on differentiated instruction, indirect teaching methods, and teaching and assessment strategies that facilitate high level learning. Prerequisites: EDN 228, one lab science course. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 327 Elementary Teaching II Field Experience (1.00)
Required: 50 field experience hours. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program. Tuberculosis test required. Background check required.

EDN 330 Teaching Children With Special Learning Needs (3.00)
An introduction and overview of the field of special education including: historical developments; etiology, characteristics, prevalence and needs of special populations served under IDEA and Section 504; compliance with state and federal regulations related to Special Education, and the importance of collaborative relationships with related services professionals and paraprofessionals. Prerequisites: PSY 205; EDN 200, EDN 201 or EDN 228, EDN229. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 331 Elementary Art Methods (3.00)
An interactive study of art education issues and practices for the elementary portion of K-12 Art Teacher certification. Through discussion, observation, and modeling, students use state goals and curricula to develop a meaningful, integrated art program. The focus is on sequential skill building, expressive content lessons, and teaching strategies based on the physical, social, and emotional needs of the K-5 student. Prerequisites: ART 107, ART 110, ART 120, EDN 200. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 332 Elementary Art Practicum (1.00)
This course is designed to provide students with an extended field experience in an elementary school art classroom supervised jointly by an NCC supervisor and the classroom teacher. Students complete 50 hours of supervised field work, applying research-based methods to actual teaching situations in the elementary school setting. At least twice during the term, an NCC supervisor observes the students as they conduct lessons and conducts a follow up conference in which the student and supervisor evaluate to discuss the lesson. Required: 50 field experience hours. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 333 Techniques in Middle/Secondary School Physical Education (3.00)
This course covers methods of teaching physical education at the middle school and secondary levels. Various teaching strategies, evaluation procedures, and the organization, planning, and management of classes and events are emphasized. Corequisite: EDN 371. Prerequisite: EDN 101, EDN 200, PSY 205. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 335 Computer Curricular Integration for Teachers K-12 (3.00)
This course provides preservice teachers with a basic understanding of and hands-on experience with curricular uses of computers in grades K-12. Prerequisite: EDN 200 or EDN 228.

EDN 338 Secondary Art Methods (3.00)
Secondary art education issues and practices are researched and studied. Using state and curriculum goals, students develop grade 6-12 lesson plans of a conceptual and intrapersonal nature. The sequence of learning objectives is challenging and based on successful teaching strategies. Postmodern principles, multiple media, and technological processes are applied to content areas. Art education students develop interdisciplinary lesson plans that improve students' expressive and analytic capacities. Homework assignments support learning with chapter readings, journaling, reporting on current research, and contributing to a final portfolio. Corequisite: EDN 371. Prerequisites: ART 107, ART 110, ART 120, EDN 200. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 340 Techniques in Secondary Education - English (3.00)
Current research and methods of teaching English (literature, composition, and language) at the secondary level are explored. Consideration is given to such issues as: instructional planning in a multicultural setting, teaching reading in the content areas, and writing across the curriculum. Corequisite: EDN 371. Prerequisite: EDN 101, EDN 200, PSY 205. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 342 Elementary/Secondary School Foreign Lang Foreign Language (3.00)
Current research and methods of teaching foreign languages at the elementary and secondary level are explored. Corequisite: EDN 371. Prerequisite: EDN 101, EDN 200, PSY 205. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 344 Techniques in Secondary Education - Mathematics (3.00)
Current research and methods of teaching mathematics at the secondary level are explored. Consideration is given to such issues as: instructional planning in a multicultural setting, teaching reading in the content areas, and writing across the curriculum. Corequisite: EDN 371. Prerequisites: EDN 101, EDN 200, PSY 205. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 346 Techniques in Secondary Education - Science (3.00)
Current research and methods of teaching science at the secondary level are explored. Consideration is given to such issues as: instructional planning in a multicultural setting, teaching reading in the content areas, and writing across the curriculum. Corequisite: EDN 371. Prerequisites: EDN 101, EDN 200, PSY 205. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 348 Techniques in Secondary Education - Social Studies (3.00)
Current research and methods of teaching social studies at the secondary level are explored. Consideration is given to such issues as: instructional planning in a multicultural setting, teaching reading in the content areas, and writing across the curriculum. Corequisite: EDN 371. Prerequisites: EDN 101, PSY 205, EDN 300. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 351 Elementary Music Education (3.00)
A study of music and its function in the elementary school curriculum. Students participate in hands-on experiences in teaching music and develop pedagogical techniques suitable for students at the elementary level. Prerequisites: MUS 342 or 344 or consent of Music department.

EDN 352 Practicum: Experience in Teaching Music (1.00)
The course is designed to provide students with an extended supervised field experience in an elementary classroom with emphasis on teaching music. Students observe, assist, and teach several music plans under the joint supervision of a cooperating teacher in the school and a supervisor from NCC. Students must develop lesson plans, conduct the lessons, and evaluate their own teaching of these lessons in consultation with the teacher and the supervisor. Students submit written lesson plans along with their reflective self evaluations after the teaching of the lessons. Corequisite: EDN 351. Required: 40 hours field experience. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 353 Secondary School Music (3.00)
A study of music and its function in the secondary school curriculum. Students participate in hands-on experiences in teaching music and develop pedagogical techniques suitable for students at the secondary level. Corequisite: EDN 371. Prerequisites: EDN 200, MUS 202. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 360 Content Reading (3.00)
This course examines the current research, curricular goals, and methods of teaching reading in the high school content areas. Students apply strategies for teaching reading within their specific disciplines. Content literacy in a standards-based curriculum and research-based best practices for teaching all secondary readers-struggling, gifted, English-language learning, and challenged-are studied. Prerequisites: EDN 101, EDN 200; PSY 205 or PSY 220. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 361 Content Reading Field Experience (0.50)
Required: 25 field experience hours. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Tuberculosis test required. Background check required.

EDN 362 Literacy II Middle School Reading (3.00)
This course will prepare pre-service candidates to know, understand, and use concepts from reading, language, and child development to teach reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills to students in the primary grade levels. The pre-service candidate will develop techniques to help primary students successfully apply their developing literacy skills to different situations, materials, and ideas. Prerequisite: EDN 260. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 365 Practicum: Elementary/Middle School Reading (1.00)
The course is designed to provide students with an extended supervised field experience in an elementary/middle school classroom with emphasis on teaching reading. Students observe, assist, and teach several language arts lessons under the joint supervision of a cooperating teacher in the school and a supervisor from NCC. Students must develop lesson plans, conduct the lessons, and evaluate their own teaching of these lessons in consultation with the teacher and the supervisor. Students submit written lesson plans along with their reflective self evaluations after the teaching of the lessons. Corequisite: EDN 362. Required: 40 hours field experience. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 366 The Teaching of Young Adult Literature (3.00)
This course examines the relevance of the teaching of young adult literature, the reading processes involved in reading this literature, research of and developments in young adult literature, strategies for promoting deep reading, and pedagogical considerations in teaching young adult literature. Prerequisites: EDN 101; PSY 205 or PSY 220.

EDN 371 Practicum: Secondary Content Area Methods/Techniques (1.00)
The course provides students with an extended field experience in a secondary classroom in the student's major content area (English, foreign language, mathematics, social studies, speech, art, music, or physical education). Students complete 50 hours of supervised field work applying research-based methods and techniques to actual teaching situations under the joint supervision of the cooperating classroom teacher and the NCC supervisor. Corequisite: One of EDN 333, EDN 340, EDN 342, EDN 344, EDN 346, EDN 348. Required: 50 hours field experience - minimum attendance of 3 times per week, consecutive days preferred. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 372 Writing As It Relates to Reading (3.00)
This course focuses on the connection between reading and writing. Writing is viewed as both a product and a process. Prerequisite: EDN 460. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 373 Practicum: K-12 Methods/Techniques in Art and Music (1.00)
The course provides students with an extended field experience in a secondary classroom in the student's major content area (art or music). Students complete 40 hours of supervised field work applying research-based methods and techniques to actual teaching situations under the joint supervision of the cooperating classroom teacher and the NCC supervisor. Prerequisites: EDN 200. Corequisite: EDN 338 or EDN 353. Required: 40 field experience hours. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 374 Content Reading Instruction in the Middle School (3.00)
An examination of content reading instruction in the middle school. Emphasis is on the nature of how to teach students to both learn to read and read to learn. Prerequisite: EDN 362. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 381 Elementary/Secondary Field Experience (1.00)
Supervised field experience of 50 clock hours. Course used for remediation or for students who have more than two terms between field experiences and/or student teaching. Additionally used to meet certification deficiencies. May be taken twice for credit. Required: 50 hours field experience. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 383 Methods and Materials for Teaching English Language Learners in Esl/Bilingual Programs (3.00)
This course focuses on methods, approaches and materials used in the teaching of English as a second language. Methods of teaching different language skills as well as theories and practices to differentiate instruction to respond to K-12 English language learners' needs are introduced. Students are engaged in developing, implementing and evaluating lesson plans and materials. This course requires 50 hours of field experience and concurrent enrollment in EDN 384, Practicum. Prerequisite: MCL 380. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks.

EDN 384 Practicum in Methods of Teaching English Language Learners (1.00)
This course is designed to provide students with an extended supervised field experience in an elementary/middle/high school classroom with an emphasis on teaching English Language Learners. Students observe, assist, and teach several lessons under the joint supervision of a cooperating teacher in the school and a supervisor from NCC. Students must develop lesson plans, conduct the lessons, and evaluate their own teaching of these lessons in consultation with the teacher and the supervisor. Students submit written lesson plans along with their reflective self-evaluations after the teaching of the lessons. Required: 50 hours field experience. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 385 Assessment of the ESL/Bilingual Student ESL/Bilingual Students (3.00)
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of using assessment data to make informed decisions for the education of English language learners (ELLs). It allows the participants to become aware of critical issues related to the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Participants will develop the ability to select, construct, administer, interpret, and communicate the results of measurement instruments appropriate for English language learners. Participants will investigate a variety of formal and informal assessment tools to determine and monitor ELLs' English proficiency in academic settings. Participants will also be involved in diagnosing and providing effective instructions to meet the needs of ELLs. (This course includes a 20-hour field experience.) Prerequisite: EDN 383. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements fo! r background checks. Tuberculosis test required. Background check required.

EDN 386 Methods and Materials for Teaching English Language Learners in Bilingual Programs (3.00)
This course focuses on language teaching methods and classroom materials for use with English Language Learners (ELLs) in K-12 Bilingual classrooms. Methods of teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be presented and practices. Methods for integrating the teaching of language and academic content will be introduced and practiced. Sheltering and scaffolding instruction will be emphasized, and students will select and critically analyze materials for use in the Bilingual classroom. This course focuses on methods, approaches and materials used in the teaching of English as a second language. Methods of teaching different language skills as well as theories and practices to differentiate instruction to respond to K-12 English language learners? needs are introduced. Students are engaged in developing, implementing and evaluating lesson plans an! d materials. Prerequisite: MCL 380. Tuberculosis test required. Background check required.

EDN 397 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

EDN 399 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

EDN 401 Elementary Assessment of Learning in Education (3.00)
Principles, methods, and techniques of assessing learning of K-8 students that communicates to students and parents and also informs teacher decision making. Prerequisite: EDN 460 or concurrent enrollment.

EDN 403 High School Assessment of Learning in Education (3.00)
Principles, methods, and techniques of summative and formative assessment of K-12 student learning that communicates to students and parents; and informs teacher decision making.

EDN 411 Teacher Leadership in the Learning Environment (3.00)
The purpose of this course is to encourage students to carefully analyze their responsibilities and commitments in the context of leadership for the common good and for purposeful change in our schools. The focal point to explore leadership will center on the issue of equity. The course includes the study of leadership with a focus on relational leadership and teacher leadership as well as the application of leadership theories, concepts, and skills in school settings to support equity. Students will also develop their own leadership potential through the completion of personal and leadership self-assessments, values exploration, and leadership skill applications through course activities. Prerequisite: All EDN courses required for Licensure, except EDN 320 / 322, EDN 470, EDN 480, EDN 481, EDN 490, EDN 491, and one other EDN course; Jr. Standing; non-education majors: Senior standing. ACR: L! eadership, Ethics, & Values.

EDN 430 Characteristics of Students With High Incidence Disabilities (3.00)
The course examines the identifying characteristics of students with mild to moderate disabilities (learning disabilities, communication disorders, emotional and behavioral disabilities, cognitive disabilities, autism, ADHD) as defined under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act. The Response-to-Intervention (RtI) process will be studied along with the definitions of the different disabilities and incidence rates. Prerequisite: EDN 330.

EDN 432 Methods of Teaching Students With High Incidence Disabilities (3.00)
This course will cover effective instructional methods, strategies, accommodations and modifications, in multiple content areas, as they relate to teaching K-12 students with high incidence disabilities in inclusive settings. Strategies to collaborate with colleagues and with parents/families of students with disabilities will also be covered including co-teaching, family-educator conferences, and working effectively with paraprofessionals. Prerequisite: EDN 430.

EDN 434 Psychological Diagnosis and Educational Assessment of Children With Special Learning Needs (3.00)
This course will prepare students in the field of education with knowledge, skills and experience related to: (1) diagnostic and educational assessment instruments and methods ; (2) administration and scoring of diagnostic and educational assessments; (3) interpretation of assessment results; (4) data-based decision making regarding placement, instructional planning and evaluation of students with disabilities; and (5) communication of diagnostic and educational assessment results to colleagues and parents. Prerequisite: EDN 430.

EDN 436 Teaching Methods for Students With Special Learning Needs (1.50)
This course explores effective ways to address the learning needs of students with identified disabilities. This will include differentiated instruction and co-teaching as well as research-based interventions, accommodations and modifications to support students in the following areas: social, behavioral, organization, environmental and instructional. Emphasis will be placed on approaches to learning and teaching and the role of the general educator with students receiving special education services. Candidates will explore the selection, adaptation, and development of instructional materials across curriculum areas, student needs and school environments. Experiences will include developing instructional supports in the areas of lesson design and presentation, materials, assignments and assessment/evaluation. Prerequisites: EDN 200, EDN 201 or EDN 228, EDN 229.

EDN 460 Literacy III (3.00)
This course will prepare candidates to know, understand, and use concepts from reading, language, and child development to teach reading writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills to students in the intermediate grade levels. The candidates will develop techniques to help intermediate students (grades 3-5) successfully apply their developing literacy skills to different situations, materials, and ideas. Prerequisite: EDN 362

EDN 461 Literacy III Field Experience (1.00)
Required: 50 field experience hours. An additional fee could be incurred based on district requirements for background checks. Tuberculosis test required. Background check required.

EDN 462 Reading Assessment Tools and Strategies (3.00)
Students are introduced to an examination of the nature of the reading process and the tools and strategies used to evaluate reading development. Emphasis is placed on the use of assessment to strengthen and extend the reading abilities of middle school students. Same as: EDN 562. Prerequisite: EDN 362. Background check required. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 463 Diagnostic Reading Instruction (3.00)
Students are introduced to the nature of literacy development and the learning difficulties children may face as they develop as readers. The focus of the course is on the interactive view of reading ability and disability, which suggests that reading is the process of constructing meaning through interaction between the reader, the text, and the context of the reading situtation. Students are exposed to a variety of alternative teaching strategies and materials to help students solve their problems with reading. Emphasis is placed on a holistic and ongoing approach to the diagnostic process and the relationship between diagnositc assessment and instructional planning. Same as: EDN 563. Prerequisite: EDN 462. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

EDN 464 Practicum in Diagnostic Reading Instruction (1.00)
Students use a variety of alternative teaching strategies and materials while working with elementary/middle school students in a supervised practicum setting for a minimum of 50 clock hours. Students conduct a multifaceted diagnostic assessment to identify individual reading abilities and difficulties and develop a plan for intervention based on assessment results. Emphasis is placed on applying techniques learned in EDN 462 and EDN 463. Required: 50 field experience hours. Prerequisite: EDN 462. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 470 Pre-Residency Seminar (1.00)
Prerequisites: All professional education courses with the exception of EDN 411 and passing scores on the Content Area Test.

EDN 475 Philosophy of Education and Teaching (3.00)
The foundation of this course is education as an institution and its relationship to the teacher, the student, the community and the evolutionary educational process in our society . Students examine the sociological, philosophical, historical, economic, political, and anthropological perspectives of education. Additionally, the course emphasizes an understanding of the values and ethics necessary for the development of the teacher as a leader and facilitator of learning. Prerequisites: For EDN majors and minors, all EDN courses required except EDN 240/242, EDN 485, and one other EDN course; for non-EDN majors, Senior standing. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program. ACR: Leadership, Ethics, & Values.

EDN 480 Residency I (5.00)
A five-day per week, full day student teaching experience in an elementary or secondary education classroom. Candidates will assume all of the responsibilities of teaching (planning, instruction, assessment, record keeping, etc.) using a co-teaching model to build up to full responsibility. Prerequisites: EDN 470; all Professional Education courses with the Exception of EDN 411; passing scores on the Content Area Test. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 481 Residency I Seminar (2.00)
This seminar will engage students to expand their knowledge and skills in topics such as engaging instruction, effective assessment, data driven decision-making, parent communication, and analysis and reflection on instruction. Focus will be given to the instruction, assessment, and commentary components on the TPA. The job search process and resume building will also be introduced. Prerequisites: All Professional Education courses with the exception of EDN 411; passing scores on the Content Area Test. Tuberculosis test required. Background check required.

EDN 482 Content-Based English-as-a-Second Language Teaching and Learning (3.00)
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of teaching and learning in the content areas for English Language Learners (ELLs). Students will examine sociocultural and psycholinguistic perspectives in second language learning and research on content-based language instruction. Students will learn to apply multiple strategies in integrating subject matter and English language skills using experiential, participatory and process-oriented approaches for effective bilingual/English language development in academic settings. (This course includes a 20-hour field experience.) Prerequisite: EDN 383. Required: 20 hour field experience.

EDN 485 Supervised Student Teaching (9.00)
Observe, plan, and teach under guidance of cooperating teacher; emphasis on guided teaching in actual classrooms. Ten full weeks following the public school calendar. Includes on-campus seminar requirement. Prerequisite: Completion of all EDN coursework except EDN 411. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 490 Residency II (5.00)
A five-day per week, full day student teaching experience in an elementary or secondary education classroom. This is a continuation of Residency I student teaching experience, during which candidate will assume full responsibility of planning, teaching, and other teaching duties. Prerequisite: EDN 480. Tuberculosis test required. Background check required.

EDN 491 Residency II Seminar (2.00)
This seminar will focus on the transition from pre-service teacher to in-service teacher, including an examination of the teacher evaluation process; teacher contracts and teacher unions; professional ethics and decision making; and the social, political, and legal aspects of education. Focus will be given to Task 4: Analysis of Teaching components of the Teacher Performance Assessment. Prerequisites: EDN 480. Background check required. Tuberculosis test required.

EDN 497 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

EDN 499 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.