Course Descriptions

RED 521: 301 Theory and Foundations of Effective Reading
This course provides a theoretical and practical framework for understanding issues related to teaching reading. It addresses theories and models of reading and focuses on the application of this knowledge to literacy instruction.  The course provides students with knowledge of language structure, function, and cognition for each of the 5 major components of reading and is based on the Florida Reading Endorsement Competencies and IRA standards. Instructor: Dr. Susan Massey

RED 505: 301 Techniques of Remedial and Corrective Reading

This course is designed to prepare students to select and implement research based strategies in the prevention and remediation of reading difficulties. It centers on the five major components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency). 
Instructor: TBA

EEX 500: 301  Survey of the Education of the Exceptional Child
A study of the history, policies, laws and practices in exceptional student education.  Definitions, causes, prevalence and educational treatments for students with disabilities are covered.  Instructor: Dr. Walter Cegelka

EEX 501: 301 Assessment of Exceptional Child
Assessment of exceptional students for instructional planning purposes is stressed.  Topics include formal and informal evaluation techniques, as well as the interpretation, application, and communication of results.  Emphasis is also placed on addressing programmatic needs from kindergarten through adulthood.  Instructor: Dr. Walter Cegelka

EDA 606: 301 Curriculum Instruction
A study of curriculum development and planning with an emphasis on meeting the needs of special need and limited English students. Educational program at all levels are reviewed in light of new federal and state accountability standards. The development of assessment skills related to curriculum evaluation are emphasized.  Strategies for curriculum improvement are explored. Instructor: TBA

EDU 540: 301 Effective Teaching and Classroom Management
This course assists students in integrating teaching methods, principles of curriculum development and evaluation, and methods for dealing with student behavior in a cohesive, well-managed educational program. This course also covers techniques for communicating with parents and methods for working effectively with the school’s administrative structure.  Instructor: Dr. Katsia Cadeau

EDU 530: 301 Educational Measurement
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his course introduces prospective teachers and administrators to all of the elements of assessment that are essential to good teaching. It provides students with an understanding of the role of assessment in the instructional process. Students will learn how to construct effective test questions that are aligned with learning objectives and how to evaluate published tests and properly interpret scores of standardized tests as well as how to make appropriate modifications for ESOL students. Instructor:  Dr. Scott Gillig

EDA 600: 301 Micro Computer Applications for Administrators
Graduate course designed for Educational Administration students. It provides the students with a knowledge base on issues and concerns on computer uses in education with an emphasis on technology planning and evaluation in K-12 settings. The course exposes students to a variety of computer applications and provides opportunity for hands-on activities. Instructor: TBA

EDU 506: 301 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
A study of the methods of teaching English as a second language by reviewing the major methodologies and current trends in ESOL teaching and practicing various listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Instructional strategies to be used in an ESOL classroom will be addressed.
Instructor:  Dr. Yi-Ying Chiang

EDU 260: 301 Human Growth and Development
An examination of the concepts, methods and problems of human development with consideration of both its psychological and psychosocial aspects; studies of the physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social aspects of growth of the normal person. Emphasis on the psychology of learning, maturation, nature-nurture, cognition, perception and personality. Instructor:  Dr. Robert Prosser