Courses in Education

EDU 140. Educational Technology and Instructional Media. An introduction to the educational technologies used in the classroom based on the Pennsylvania Science and Technology Standards. Among the topics covered are computer hardware, peripherals, and operating systems; multimedia production; software evaluation and use; web page evaluation and construction; and ethical and societal issues related to the use of technology.  Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore education majors, or other certification candidates with permission of instructor. 3 credits.

EDU 240. Language, Cultural Diversity and Academic Achievement: PreK - Grade 8. This course is designed for the pre-service music, art, language, early childhood education, or middle school educator to gain an understanding of the complex factors impacting the education and language acquisition of the diverse language and cultural minority groups of the United States. This course is required under Act 49-2 and may be taken while student teaching.  Fulfills general education requirement: American Social Diversity. 3 credits.

EDU 245. Language, Cultural Diversity and Academic Achievement: Grade 7 - Grade 12. This course is designed to allow the pre-service music, art, language, or grade 7 - grade 12 secondary teacher certification candidate to gain an understanding of the complex factors impacting the education and language acquisition of the diverse language and cultural minority groups of the United States. This course is required under Act 49-2 and may be taken while student teaching.  Fulfills general education requirement: American Social Diversity. 3 credits.

EDU 450. Curriculum and Instruction for the Young Adolescent. This course explores and examines the historic and philosophic contexts of middle level education of students aged 10-15, and current issues affecting middle schools including developmentally appropriate curriculum, instruction and assessment, the guidance role of middle school teachers, and communication with parents and the public. A must-take elective for those going into secondary education.   Fulfills general education requirement: Writing Process. Prerequisite: Limited to teacher certification candidates or permission of instructor. 3 credits.