Course Description

EDU 112: Health and Fitness (2)
Cross Reference: PE 112

EDU 113: Perceptual Motor Development (3)
Cross Reference: PE 113

EDU 115: Methods in Physical Education and Games (3)
Cross Reference: PE 115

EDU 116: Contemporary Topics in Health and Physical Education (3)
Cross Reference: PE 116

EDU 200: Introduction to the Profession of Teaching (3)
Offered fall and spring terms
Introduction to the professional, ethical, and moral responsibilities of teachers, and to the teacher education program at Saint Xavier University. Student's will be introduced to a variety of professional standards and will focus their attention on the development of their own professional dispositions. Critical issues in education, such as diversity, curriculum development, state and federal mandates, and legal issues will be addressed. Student's will utilize technology to access course requirements (Blackboard) and to address e-portfolio requirements (Live Text). Level 1 education course: preadmission to the SOE. Must be taken concurrently with another level 1 course. Student's must purchase livetext (available at the bookstore and online). 

EDUL 200: Orientation to the Profession of Teaching (0)
All students entering a teacher certification program in the School of Education are required to to participate in a weekend session of the Orientation to the Profession of Teaching.  During the orientation, teacher candidates become familiar with the policies required for state teacher certification and procedures set forth by the School of Education to meet such policies. The orientation includes but is not limited to a criminal history fingerprint check, VIRTUS training, disposition workshop, a practice administration of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), LiveText training, and an introduction to the requirements for teacher certification. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 200.

EDU 202: Educational Psychology (3)
5 clinical hours
Offered fall and spring terms
This course consists of both classroom and field experiences. The course examines the nature of human knowledge; psychological theories of learning and factors influencing it; stages of human development and the growth of the mind; the use of psychology in the classroom. Methods of research in educational psychology is also introduced. Level 1 education course: pre-admission to the SOE.

EDU 205: Child Growth and Development (3)
5 clinical hours
Offered fall and spring terms
This course focuses on the study of theories of development that include the physical, psychosocial, cognitive and moral development of the individual from infancy through childhood. Application of these theories as they relate to the child's formal and informal school experiences is examined. Level 1 education course: pre-admission to the SOE. 

EDU 310: Methods of Teaching Music in the Primary School (3)
15 clinical hours
Cross Reference: MUS 310  
Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 313: Principles and Methods of Teaching Science and Social Studies in the Elementary School (3)
Cross Reference: EDUG 433
Prerequisite: EDU 344 and EDUL 344, plus completion of 9 credit hours in the social sciences and 8 credit hours in science.
Offered fall and spring terms
This course provides instruction on the goals of social studies and science, the clusters of skills that are developed through these disciplines, and a variety of instructional methods are provided. Emphasis is on planning, implementing and assessing instruction, and student learning. Focus is on content/curriculum issues and their relationship to state learning standards in these disciplines. Theorists associated with effective instruction are also presented in this course. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDUL 313: Lab; Methods of Teaching Science and Social Studies in the Elementary School (1)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUGL 433
Co-requisite: EDU 313
Offered fall and spring terms

This course is the clinical component of EDU 313. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 314: Signing Exact English (1)
Cross Reference: EDUG 416
This course emphasizes vocabulary development and acquisition of alphabet letters, numbers and words in a manual form of communication. A training model of demonstration, return demonstration, and frequent rehearsal is employed.

EDU 315: Diversity in American Education (3)
Cross Reference: EDUG 457
This course examines the historical, philosophical and social foundations that have shaped diversity in American education. Critically analyzes personal biases that affect teaching and learning. In addition, it explores the role of schools as social change agents that transmit cultural values and promote multiculturalism. This course includes a service-learning component.

EDU 316: Advanced Signing of Exact English (1)
Cross Reference: EDUG 417
Prerequisite: consent of instructor, or sign vocabulary of at least 200 words or EDU 314.
This course builds on vocabulary and skills from EDU 314 and builds additional vocabulary around specific themes as generated by the class. Projects include presentations for the class.

EDU 318: Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
Cross Reference: EDUG 418
Prerequisite: EDU 344 and EDUL 344
Offered fall and spring terms
This course is needed for completion of the English education core. Topics for this course include investigation of theory, research and practice related to the teaching of reading, language arts and children's literature. This course includes the study of language development; principles, methods and materials of literacy instruction including basal reader, constructivist, literature based; selection and use of children's literature. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDUL 318: Lab; Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (1)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUGL 418
Co-requisite: EDU 318
Offered fall and spring terms
Clinical component of EDU 318. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 320: Use of Media and Technology in the Classroom (1-3)
A variety of workshops will be offered covering the nature, value and function of media appropriate for instruction in the classroom. In these workshops, selection, evaluation, production and use of media will be stressed.

EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher (3)
5 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 413
Offered annually
This course explores the characteristics and learning needs of exceptional learners and regular classroom modifications necessary for these learners. The responsibilities of teachers under federal legislation are emphasized. Learners with special needs include students with mental retardation, gifted, learning disabilities, physical and/or health impairment, communication disorders, behavior disorders, vision or hearing impairment, varied cultural backgrounds and specific risk factors. Level 1 education course: pre-admission to the SOE.

EDU 325: Health and Nutrition Across the Life span (2)
Cross Reference: PE 325
Course Description: This course provides students with an introductory background in nutrition throughout the life span. The study of foods and their effects upon health, growth and development, and performance of the individual is emphasized.

EDU 326: History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education (3)
5 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 426
Offered annually
This course provides a study of selected theorists, both philosophers and psychologists whose impact has been felt most strongly at the early childhood level. The nature of the child is studied from a multicultural perspective in this course. Historical and conceptual analyses of the family and the school as they relate to the education of young children are also discussed. Level 1 education course: pre-admission to the SOE. 

EDU 327: Child, Family and Community Relationships (3)
5 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 427
Offered annually
An examination of socializing agents, structural constraints and supports by fundamental American institutions as they affect child development.  Legal, commercial, religious, familial and political institutions are explored for their effects on the development of young children. Strategies in developing positive and supportive relationships with families of young children with special needs, including the legal and philosophical basis for family participation; family-centered services; and strategies for working with socially, culturally and linguistically diverse families. Strategies and models will be presented for promoting effective consultation and collaboration with other professionals and agencies within the community. Requires participation in community-based activities, some of which may occur off campus.

EDU 328: Developmental Assessment of Young Children (3)
10 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 432
Prerequisite: Child Development
Offered annually
This course examines the learning characteristics in the first eight years of life. Emphasis is on trends in early identification of atypical development by means of screening and diagnostic instruments; preschool remedial programs; legislation. Clinical experience includes: administration of formal and informal diagnostic measures; observations in early childhood special education settings; development of integrated case studies; and simulation of screenings and staffings. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 329: Methods and Curriculum of Pre-Primary Education (3)
Cross Reference: EDUG 429
Offered fall term
This course examines the types of instructional methods and curriculum for pre-school children, including study of activity/learning centers, individualization, educational play, and media and their utilization in extending the child's understanding of art, music, literature, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDUL 329: Lab; Methods and Curriculum of Pre-Primary Education (1)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUGL 429
Co-requisite: EDU 329
Offered fall term
Clinical component of EDU 329. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 330: Methods and Curriculum of Primary Education (3)
Cross Reference: EDUG 430
Offered spring term
This course explores the principles, methods, materials and curriculum for teaching language arts, mathematics, science and social studies at the primary level. Emphasis is on planning, implementing and assessing the teaching and learning of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDUL 330: Lab; Methods and Curriculum of Primary Education (1)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUGL 430
Co-requisite: EDU 330
Offered spring term
Clinical component of EDU 330. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 331: Methods of Reading with an Emphasis on the Young Child (3)
10 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 431
This course investigates the theory, research and practice related to the teaching of reading and whole language. It prepares teachers of young children to acknowledge differences in language and cultural backgrounds and to emphasize developmentally appropriate strategies of teaching young children to read and write. The growth toward literacy in young children is stressed. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. Offered annually.

EDU 334: Field Study (1-3)
This course provides a study of elementary and secondary schools that exemplify a variety of educational philosophies, organizational procedures, curricula, and socioeconomic conditions. Emphasis is on field site visitations. Weekly seminars; limited to small groups; designed for summer sessions.

EDU 335: Readings in Education (1-2)
Seminar discussion of selected outstanding current writings on education. Designed for summer sessions.

EDU 336: Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (3)
Cross Reference: EDUG 421
Prerequisite: EDU 344 and EDUL 344
Offered fall and spring terms

The course focuses on the analysis of children's construction of mathematical knowledge and on mathematics as a meaningful activity. The use of word problems and manipulatives to aid in the understanding of operations on whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents is stressed. Methods of teaching proportions, ratios, measurement, geometry and statistics for grades K-8 will be undertaken. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDUL 336: Lab; Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (1)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUGL 421
Co-requisite: EDU 336
Offered fall and spring terms
Clinical component of EDU 336. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 338: Planning and Administering Settings for Day Care (2)
10 clinical hours
This course examines the nature and structure of schools and other child care arrangements. It includes federal and state standards and codes for early childhood programs, techniques of program planning and evaluating children and staff. Procedures in record keeping, purchasing, budgeting, public relations and related areas are also examined. Recommended for some practicum settings.

EDU 340: Educational Tests and Measurements (3)
In this course, selection, administration and interpretation of psychological and educational tests are studied. Reviews the concepts of validity, reliability, norms, standardization, standard scores and item analysis. This course examines the construction, evaluation and interpretation of standardized and teacher-made tests as they relate to the educational process.

EDU 341: History and Philosophy of Education (3)
5 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 414
Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or consent of instructor
Offered fall and spring terms
This course provides a study of major educational concepts, the historical settings within which they have emerged and developed, and their relevance to contemporary American education. Level 1 education course: pre-admission to the SOE.

EDU 343: Diagnostic Teaching and Assessment of Reading in the Elementary School (3)
Cross Reference: EDUG 419
Prerequisite: EDU 318 or its equivalent
Offered fall and spring terms

This course provides a study of the combined procedures of assessment, evaluation and instruction. Focus on the development and implementation of methods, materials and assessments to enable the classroom teacher to adapt instruction to the needs of individual pupils. It includes clinical experiences in diagnostic literacy instruction. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 344: Learning Theory and Instructional Practice (2)
Prerequisite: EDU 205 or PSYCH 200, and EDU 200
Co-requisite: EDUL 344
Offered fall and spring terms
This course bridges foundational understandings and instructional pedagogy; study of the American school system through an analysis of research-based instructional models; develops a foundation and rationale for designing and delivering instruction to diverse populations; introduces classroom management and student behavior in relation to instructional methodology. Level 1 education course: pre-admission to the SOE. 

EDUL 344: Learning Theory and Instructional Practice Lab (1)
30 clinical hours
Prerequisite: EDU 205 or PSYCH 200, and EDU 200
Co-requisite: EDU 344
Offered fall and spring terms
Clinical component of EDU 344. Level 1 education course: pre-admission to the SOE.

EDU 345: Seminar in Teaching and Learning (2)
Cross Reference: EDUG 445
Prerequisite: 100 clock-hours of supervised clinical experiences in education and the required sequence of education courses.
Co-requisite: enrollment in Directed Teaching
Offered fall and spring terms
This course provides a reflective analysis of the directed teaching setting; analysis and evaluation of the candidate's classroom management, instructional planning, implementation, and assessment strategies; instructional modifications to address diverse learners; analysis and evaluation of students' learning. Level 3 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 348: Directed Teaching-Early Childhood Education (6)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of required sequence of education courses and related field experiences
Co-requisite: EDU 345
Offered fall and spring terms
Program of guided observation, participation and teaching in a classroom setting, jointly supervised by a teacher from the University and one from the field. Normally, the student teacher spends the whole school day in the field for 16 weeks. Level 3 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 349: Directed Teaching-Middle-Secondary Education (6)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of required sequence of education courses and related field experiences
Co-requisite: EDU 345
Offered fall and spring terms
Program of guided observation, participation and teaching in a classroom setting, jointly supervised by a teacher from the University and one from the field. Normally, the student teacher spends the whole school day in the field for sixteen weeks. Level 3 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 350: Directed Teaching-Elementary Education (6)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of required sequence of education courses and related field experiences.
Co-requisite: EDU 345
Offered fall and spring terms
Program of guided observation, participation and teaching in a classroom setting, jointly supervised by a teacher from the university and one from the field. Normally, the student teacher spends the whole school day in the field for 16 weeks. Level 3 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 352: Directed Teaching - K-12 Education (6)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of required sequence of education courses and related field experiences
Program of guided observation, participation and teaching in a classroom setting, jointly supervised by a teacher from the University and one from the field. Normally, the student teacher spends the whole school day in the field for 16 weeks. Level 3 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 353: Independent Study (1-3)
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and the dean of the School of Education
Students contract to learn about some phase of education not included in regular course offerings. The instructor and students set up individualized plans and methods of procedure and evaluation.

EDU 356: The Teaching of Writing (3)
Cross Reference: ENGL 356
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and 102
This course examines the writing process and the problems students may have with it; the development of methods and materials for teaching writing, primarily in 6-12 classrooms. Course includes work in interpreting and writing about literature. This course is required of English majors preparing to teach. Level 1 education course: pre-admission to the SOE.

EDU 359: Methods, Curriculum, and Philosophy of Teaching in the Middle School (3)
15 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 459
Offered fall and spring terms
This course provides an overview of the middle school philosophy, middle school curriculum and instruction, and instructional methods for designing and teaching developmentally appropriate programs in middle school. Materials, content and methodologies utilized by educators in middle grades, including team teaching, interdepartmental teaching, cooperative learning, and teaching reading in the content area, are emphasized. Students explore principles in class and utilize them to develop various integrated lesson plans, approaches, activities and teaching aids. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 360: Education Workshops (1-3)
Workshops include an intensive study of and productive work on selected problems. Opportunity for individual and small group projects.

EDU 361: Methods of Teaching Young Children with Disabilities (3)
10 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 461 
This course provides an overview of early childhood special education history and philosophy, reflected in current practices, curriculum development, materials selection, assistive technology use, adapted assessment, intervention planning and lesson planning in the context of collaborative services to young children with disabilities. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 363: Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL and Bilingual Education (3)
10 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 479
Offered annually

This course is designed to introduce students to an understanding of the historical, philosophical, socioeconomic and educational issues that have led to the formation of ESL and bilingual education policies, programs and services for culturally diverse populations. Theories of language learning and acquisition as they pertain to ESL and bilingual education are included.

EDU 364: Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (3)
25 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 480
Offered annually
In this course, relevant topics concerning English as a Second Language are included, as well as the nature and function of language. Methods of teaching, listening, speaking, reading and writing are presented. Students select and critically analyze ESL materials and are placed in supervised ESL classrooms for clinical experience. 

EDU 365: Cross-cultural Studies in a Bilingual Program (3)
20 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 481
Offered annually.
This course focuses on teaching children from diverse linguistic, cultural and racial backgrounds within the context of societal issues related to poverty, discrimination, racism and sexism. Learning and communication styles and the impact of teacher expectations on student achievement are examined. Effective utilization of home and community resources are explored. 

EDU 366: Methods and Materials of Teaching English in a Bilingual Program (3)
25 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 482
Offered annually
This course includes a variety of program models, methodologies and strategies that are effective and appropriate for teaching the bilingual student are presented. Methods and materials for integrating the English language arts into the teaching of mathematics, science and social studies are reviewed and employed. The course introduces techniques for managing a multi-level class and presents curricular development techniques for programs that assist students who are learning English in a bilingual educational setting. A supervised clinical experience in a bilingual classroom is provided.

EDU 367: Linguistics for Educators (3)
10 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 483
Offered annually
This course is an introduction to contemporary theories of language structure, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. It also concentrates on applied linguistics relevant to the K-12 classroom.

EDU 368: Assessment of Bilingual Students (3)
10 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 484
Offered annually

This course examines the theoretical and practical study of instruments and procedures for testing bilingual students. Formal and informal methods used to evaluate and assess language skills and academic proficiency are examined. Issues of non-discriminatory testing are addressed. 

EDU 370: Principles and Practices of the Middle and Secondary School (3)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 415
Prerequisite: EDU 344, EDUL 344, and EDU 202, or consent of the instructor
Offered fall and spring terms

Classroom and field experiences. This course focuses on establishing a learning environment in the classroom. It examines methods of establishing objectives and developing learning experiences, the setting of limits on behavior, group dynamics, research-based instructional methods and the use of community resources. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 371: Methods of Teaching Art in the Middle and Secondary School (3)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: ART 371, EDUG 463
Prerequisite: EDU 370 or concurrently
Offered fall term

Classroom and field experiences. This course provides an investigation and use of applicational, functional and expressional aspects of teaching art. Exploration and discussion of major educational concepts and techniques. Course also includes field trips to a variety of schools where different teaching modes can be examined. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 372: Methods of Teaching Biology in the Middle and Secondary School (3)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: BIOL 372, EDUG 464
Prerequisite: EDU 370 or concurrently
Offered fall term
Classroom and field experiences. This course covers the principles, methods and materials of teaching biology at the middle school and secondary level. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 373: Methods of Teaching English in the Middle and Secondary School (3)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: ENGL 373
Prerequisite: EDU 370 or concurrently
Offered fall term
This course builds on and expands the material covered in ENGL 356 and ENGL 371. This course covers the theories and practices of teaching English in middle schools and secondary school English language arts classrooms, in addition to an emphasis on integrating reading, writing, speaking, listening and technology skills into effective lessons and units.  Classroom and field experiences required. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 374: Methods of Teaching Foreign Language in the Middle and Secondary School (K - 12) (3)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: SPAN 374, EDUG 466
Prerequisite: EDU 370 or concurrently; junior or senior standing
Offered fall term

Classroom and field experiences. This course examined the trends in methodology of foreign language teaching in the United States. Course includes the development of ability in determining, stating and evaluating objectives. Emphasis on individualized instruction. Class demonstration of teaching techniques with the use of audio-visual equipment. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 375 : Methods of Teaching Mathematics Grades 6-12 (3)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: MATH 375, EDUG 467
Prerequisite: EDU 370 or concurrently
Offered fall term

This course exposes both pre-service and in-service school teachers to principles, current issues, materials and methods of teaching mathematics in grades K-8. Strong mathematical background expected. Classroom and field experiences are required. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE. 

EDU 376: Methods of Teaching Music in the Middle and Secondary School (3)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: MUS 376, EDUG 468
Prerequisite: EDU 370 or concurrently
Classroom and field experiences. This course covers the principles, techniques and materials for teaching music at the middle and high school levels. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 377: Historical and Social Trends in American Education (3)
15 clinical hours
This course is designed to engage students in a critical exploration of the social and political history and dynamics of American public schools, as well as the demands of the teaching profession. Central to this study is an exploration of the myth and reality of diversity and equality in our democratic society. Current issues and trends will be dissected and debated to explore multiple perspectives and experiences. Trends and issues may include: standards and standardized testing, multicultural education, critical literacy, parental choice, unionization, school funding, educational reforms, and the legal and ethical rights and responsibilities of teachers and learners in our school communities. The course has a Community Based Learning (CBL) component which will engage students in the application of learned concepts outside of the classroom.  Students will be offered placements for a minimum of 20 hours of mutually beneficial services in various agencies in the community. Level 1 education course: pre-admission to the SOE.

EDU 378: Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies in the Middle and Secondary Schools (3)
30 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 469
Prerequisite: EDU 370 or concurrently, junior or senior status
Offered fall term

Classroom and field experiences. This course covers the principles, methods and materials of teaching social studies at the middle and secondary levels. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

EDU 397: Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)
15 clinical hours
Cross Reference: EDUG 497
This course addresses the responsibility and challenge secondary teachers must undertake as they strive to meet the needs of diverse learners in their content areas. Teacher candidates will explore teaching and learning strategies that support the development of a wide range of literacy skills to create challenging learning opportunities for all students. Level 2 education course: requires admission to the SOE.

Graduate Education Courses

Undergraduate students may take courses for graduate credit if they have completed the requirement for graduation or will complete the requirements during the same semester in which they seek to take a course for graduate credit. The written consent of the dean of the School of Education is required.

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