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EDCE 3000C Development of Laboratory Materials for Elementary Science

Construction and use of laboratory equipment and materials which implement the critical thinking and problem solving approach to the teaching of the new curricula in science in the elementary school.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Or coreq: EDCE 3100C.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 3000F Curriculum Development in Childhood Education

An examination of principles that underlie curriculum development; planning appropriate goals, sequencing content, and implementing teaching/learning strategies. An important goal of the course is to help students develop skills in developing and offering differentiated instruction and integrating technology into learning experiences.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDUC 2900F.

Contact Hours

Includes 10-15 hours of fieldwork at the 1-3 or 4-6 grade levels. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 3100C Elementary Science & Engineering Teaching Methods

An elementary science and engineering teaching methods course, where students develop skills and knowledge about science and engineering teaching and learning by doing hands-on and computer-based inquiry and design activities that are aligned with city, state and national standards. Students use research-based teaching strategies, read and analyze scholarly articles, and employ different assessment tasks to gather evidence of student learning and adjust instruction. Ten (10) hours of fieldwork are required, which includes doing actual teaching and investigating approaches used in informal education settings.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Includes 10-15 hours of fieldwork at either the 1-3 or 4-6 grade levels. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 3100F Curriculum Development in Educational Theatre

This course will help students develop a framework for analyzing and assessing learners, curriculum design, and teaching strategies based on readings and observation of children in a classroom setting. Open only to matriculated students.

Credits

Contact Hours

10-15 hours of field experience required in grades pre K-12.

EDCE 3200C Science Inquiry for Pre-K to 6 Teachers

Develops teachers' knowledge of the teaching and learning of science in childhood education. Focuses on three New York State science standards: scientific inquiry, application of scientific concepts and theories, and the historical development of ideas in science and common themes that connect mathematics, science and technology. First-hand experiences developing and analyzing knowledge gained through inquiry. Required for professional certification.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDCE 3100C or equivalent.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 3300C How Young Children Learn Science: Implications for Teaching

Workshop designed to deepen understanding of the active, investigative nature of science learning. Participants' own explorations and experiences parallel the child's inquiring approach. Materials and resources (including information technology) appropriate for the diverse learning needs of young children are examined. Required for initial certification.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Includes 10-15 hours of fieldwork. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 3400C Focus on Inquiry in Education

Study of background literature and developmental theory; observing and recording children's growth; teacher's role.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Special permission required.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 3500C Education in the Early Years: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

How knowledge develops from infancy through the preschool years; with a focus on how to support learners' growth and development and how to structure appropriate learning environments for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with diverse needs. Theoretical perspectives on learning are explored. Required for initial certification. Ancillary requirement for professional certificate (on advisement).

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Child Development.

Contact Hours

Includes 10-15 hours of fieldwork. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 3600C Theatre/Performance For Young Audiences K - 12

This course aims to develop insight into artistic and practical decisions in producing work for young people. Through an exploration of techniques of acting, devising, directing, and production repertoire students will achieve an understanding of the practices of Theatre in Education (TIE) and Youth Theatre. Contemporary plays which have been produced for theatre for young audiences will also be studied. Additionally, learning how to use the city as a cultural resource will be discussed, in order to make a connection between theatre making and theatre performance.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 3700C Fundamentals of Teaching Theatre

This course investigates methods and materials for exploring the process of teaching students about the elements of theatre, i.e., acting, directing, improvisation, and technical theatre, as well as how to guide students through the production process. There will be exploration of the application of drama structures and activities as tools for enlivening any curriculum, by building motivation, classroom community, and collaborative exchange. Participants will learn how to integrate and adapt strategies and activities for different age ranges, and investigate how drama can be scaffolded effectively in lesson planning, thus aiding in classroom management.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 3800C Materials for a Flexible and Individualized Curriculum

The development, use, and evaluation of materials for individuals and small group instruction.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.