Education (EDU)

EDU 199      TEACHING AS A PROFESSION      Credit: 1.5

This course introduces a broad picture of K–12 teaching as a career in both private and public school settings. Candidates will be introduced to the teacher education program and be guided through the requirements necessary to complete the program and to obtain a teaching license in the state of Oregon. Classroom observation is required for this course.

EDU 200      BECOME A READING COACH      Credits: 2

This course provides an introduction to the teaching of reading, the cueing systems readers use, how to match readers to appropriate books, and how to coach for success in reading accurately and fluently, with comprehension. This class includes both the delivery of instructional content and clinical practice with elementary aged readers.

EDU 201      PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION      Credits: 3

This course introduces candidates to a number of fascinating subjects regarding their chosen profession. Such topics as education philosophy, the school reform movement, and teacher rights and responsibilities are reviewed through a format that emphasizes candidate interaction and group process. A 30-hour tutoring component is also required with this course.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting required; Sophomore standing.

EDU 232      EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY      Credits: 2

This course examines basic learning theories and processes in relation to teaching in the classroom. This course provides a foundation to improve and develop teaching skills as an ongoing process. During this course candidates develop a pedagogy that integrates theories of learning, diversity and motivation.
Prerequisites: PSY 201 with a D or higher.

EDU 260      INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES      Credits: 3

This course examines basic learning theories and processes in relation to teaching in the classroom. This course provides a foundation to improve and develop teaching skills as an ongoing process. During this course candidates develop a pedagogy that integrates theories of learning, diversity and motivation.
Prerequisites: PSY 201 with a D or higher.

EDU 330      EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY      Credits: 2

Course addresses how to effectively teach with 21st century technology. The course will examine how technology can augment the learning process through understanding issues and concerns important when implementing technological tools, researching best practices for project-based learning with technology, developing strategies for authentic assessment, and experimenting with software for teacher productivity. Candidates will also discuss the technological equity divide and how they can serve to bridge that gap in schools.
Prerequisites: EDU 260 with a C or higher.

EDU 336      ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF TEACHING AND LEARNING      Credits: 2

This class prepares pre-service teachers at all levels to assess learning through a variety of instruments. Standardized test interpretation, preparations of teacher-generated tests that accurately assess objectives, authentic assessment, and a philosophy of evaluation and assessment are emphasized. Candidates will also consider legal and ethical issues in learner assessment and communication of progress.
Prerequisites: EDU 260 with a C or higher.

EDU 340      ADVANCED TEACHING STRATEGIES      Credits: 2

This course is designed to prepare candidates to design an edTPA portfolio using advanced teaching strategies. Candidates will enhance their skills in lesson construction in looking at higher order questions, differentiation and accommodation while also improving skill development and curriculum integration.
Prerequisites: EDU 336 with a C or higher.

EDU 342      FIELD EXPERIENCE: ELEMENTARY      Credits: 1-2

This course provides the elementary teacher education candidate with actual experience in the elementary classroom. A minimum of 45 hours is spent in an assigned elementary classroom with a mentor teacher. The candidate observes and participates in all aspects of classroom instruction. The Field Experience candidate will teach a minimum of three lessons during the term.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting and admission to the College of Education required; EDU 201 and EDU 232 and EDU 260 with a C or higher; Requires contacting the Placement Office to begin the placement process.

EDU 342L      LUTHERAN FIELD EXPERIENCE: ELEMENTARY      Credits: 1-2

This course provides the Lutheran elementary teacher education candidate with a minimum of 45 hours of actual experience in an assigned Lutheran school classroom.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting and admission to the College of Education required; EDU 201 and EDU 232 and EDU 260 with a C or higher; Requires contacting the Placement Office to begin the placement process.

EDU 344      FIELD EXPERIENCE: SECONDARY      Credits: 1-2

This course provides the secondary education student with actual experience in the secondary classroom. A minimum of 45 hours is spent in an assigned secondary classroom with a mentor teacher. The student observes and participates in all aspects of classroom instruction. The Field Experience student will teach a minimum of three lessons during the term.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting and admission to the College of Education required; EDU 201 and EDU 232 and EDU 260 with a C or higher; Requires contacting the Placement Office to begin the placement process.

EDU 344L      LUTHERAN FIELD EXPERIENCE: SECONDARY      Credits: 1-2

This course provides the Lutheran secondary teacher education candidate with a minimum of 45 hours of actual experience in an assigned Lutheran school classroom.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting and admission to the College of Education required; EDU 201 and EDU 232 and EDU 260 with a C or higher; Requires contacting the Placement Office to begin the placement process.

EDU 348      CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND PARENT RELATIONS      Credits: 3

This course prepares candidates to organize and manage all aspects of a classroom. An emphasis will be placed on behavior management, effective communication with students and families and the classroom environment. Candidates will also develop skills needed to foster a positive image of schools and teachers to families and the general public through parent conferences, school events face-to-face as well as electronic communication. Concurrent enrollment in practicum or student teaching required.
Prerequisites: EDU 336 with a C or higher.

EDU 355      INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION      Credits: 3

This course begins with an overview of early childhood education, from historical and theoretical perspectives to current issues, trends, and practices. As the course progresses, candidates will explore the elements of a child-centered learning environment. The final portion of the course focuses on methods for integrating across the curriculum using thematic units and project work.
Prerequisites: EDU 201 and EDU 232 with a C or higher.

EDU 358      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION: ELEMENTARY      Credits: 3

This course examines basic elementary school health education programs and current trends in this field. Candidates gain an appreciation and understanding of the need and value of a well-organized program of physical education for elementary school children.
Prerequisites: EDU 336 with a C or higher.

EDU 362      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: MATH: ELEMENTARY      Credits: 3

This course focuses on development of mathematics skills and conceptual understanding for the elementary school student. It is designed to prepare teachers to instruct young learners in basic arithmetical processes. Includes examination of curricular materials (including use of math manipulatives) and appropriate techniques and procedures for effective pupil learning. Candidates will use the Common Core Standards for Mathematics to plan successful lessons and units.
Prerequisites: EDU 336 with a C or higher and MTH 134 with a D or higher.

EDU 368      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: SCIENCE: ELEMENTARY      Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to curriculum development, instructional materials, and classroom strategies for effective student learning in the natural sciences. Daily lesson planning, preparation of resource units and the development of classroom interest through integration and hands-on learning in science are emphasized.
Prerequisites: EDU 340 with a C or higher.

EDU 375      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: LANGUAGE ARTS AND READING: ELEMENTARY      Credits: 4

This course will furnish the teacher education candidate with the knowledge and resources to provide PK to 8th grade instruction and assessment in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Prerequisites: EDU 336 with a C or higher.

EDU 377      INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STUDY TOUR      Credits: 3

Candidates taking the course will travel abroad to evaluate educational systems and the ways cultural values impact the existence and delivery of educational services. In preparation for this trip, candidates will become well versed in the achievements of international education systems, and be able to assess their strengths and weaknesses through comparison with U.S. systems. Candidates will experience international culture through excursions, school visits, language course and living with a host family for the month.

EDU 379      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION:SOCIAL STUDIES: ELEMENTARY      Credits: 2

This course is an introduction to curriculum development, instructional materials, and classroom strategies for effective candidate learning in social sciences. The candidate will understand the major themes and objectives of social sciences as covered by Oregon State Standards. The candidate will also design effective lesson plans in constructing an edTPA portfolio.
Prerequisites: EDU 340 with a C or higher.

EDU 384      CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: SECONDARY      Credits: 3

This course prepares candidates to organize and manage all elements of the middle or high school classroom. Topics include a review of major student discipline models, managing teacher stress, effective parent communication skills, and establishing a healthy classroom rapport to promote student learning.
Prerequisites: EDU 336 and PSY 321 with a C or higher
Corequisites: EDU 343 or EDU 343L or EDU 344 or EDU 344L or EDU 453 or EDU 453L or EDU 454 or EDU 454L or EDU 493 or EDU 494.

EDU 385      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: MATH AND SCIENCE: SECONDARY      Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to curriculum, instructional materials, classroom and laboratory strategies for effective student learning in the sciences and math. Emphasis is placed on instructional teaming, the integration of math and science on the middle and high school levels, daily lesson planning and completion of state required edTPA portfolio.
Prerequisites: EDU 340 with a C or higher.

EDU 386      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL STUDIES: SECONDARY      Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to curriculum, instructional materials, and cooperative strategies for effective student learning in the social studies and language arts. Candidates will be tasked with evaluating contemporary research on topics like adolescent literacy, historical thinking, and literary and social science analysis, and then finding ways to integrate these best practices into effective and engaging secondary content teaching methods.
Prerequisites: EDU 340 with a C or higher.

EDU 387      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: PHYSICAL EDUCATION: SECONDARY      Credits: 3

This course provides further focus on the national and state physical education standards along with best practices as it relates to curriculum, instructional materials, the gymnasium as a classroom, and cooperative strategies for effective student learning in physical education. Emphasis is placed on instructional teaming, the integration of physical education on the middle and high school levels and daily lesson planning as they apply to physical education.
Prerequisites: EDU 340 with a C or higher.

EDU 389      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION:HEALTH      Credits: 2

This course provides further focus on the national and state health education standards along with best practices as it relates to curriculum, instructional materials, engaging activities and skill-based strategies for effective student learning in the health classroom. Emphasis is placed on instructional teaming, the integration of health on the middle and high school levels, and daily lesson planning as they apply to health education.
Prerequisites: EDU 340 with a C or higher.

EDU 390      CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES      Credits: 2

Introduction to PL94-142 and exceptional children with a focus on techniques for adapting materials, curriculum and teaching strategies, the exceptional child's family and community resources.
Prerequisites: PSY 201 with a D or higher.

EDU 395      TEACHING THE FAITH      Credits: 3

Examines the role of the professional church worker as a teacher of the Christian faith in several agencies of the Church. Focus is upon methods, materials and curriculum. Includes field-work observation, participation, lesson planning and demonstration teaching.
Prerequisites: EDU 232 and EDU 260 with a C or higher.

EDU 399E      EXPERIMENTAL COURSE      Credits: 3

Experimental course option varies by term. Please see academic department for course description.

EDU 447      CREATING EQUITY IN THE CLASSROOM      Credits: 3

This course addresses necessary knowledge, skills, and strategies to work with students and families from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Addresses equity in relation to class, gender, and race in schools. Candidates will participate in reflective activities, assignments, and dialogues which will enable them to examine their own experiences with diverse families. Lastly, candidates will examine the research which exists related to the shift in demographics and how it impacts education.
Prerequisites: EDU 260 with C or higher and Junior Status.

EDU 452      PRACTICUM: ELEMENTARY      Credits: 1-4

This course is used to obtain a supplemental authorization level. A minimum of 90 hours is spent in an assigned elementary classroom. Candidates are required to complete 90 contact hours for 2 credits and 180 hours for 4 credits at the assigned schools. Candidates create and teach one TSPC-required edTPA portfolio.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting required; Admission to College of Education and passing scores on ORELA required; EDU 336 with a C or higher; Requires contacting the Placement Office to begin the placement process.

EDU 452L      PRACTICUM: LUTHERAN ELEMENTARY      Credits: 1-4

This course is used to obtain a Lutheran Teacher's Diploma and a supplemental authorization level. A minimum of 90 hours is spent in an assigned Lutheran elementary school classroom. The candidates are assigned to schools and classrooms according to their endorsement and supplemental authorization areas. Candidates are required to complete 90 contact hours for 2 credits and 180 hours for 4 credits at the assigned schools. Candidates create and teach one TSPC-required edTPA portfolio.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting required; Admission to College of Education and passing scores on ORELA required; EDU 336 with a C or higher; Requires contacting the Placement Office to begin the placement process.

EDU 454      PRACTICUM: SECONDARY      Credits: 1-4

This course is used to obtain a supplemental authorization level. A minimum of 90 hours is spent in an assigned secondary classroom. Candidates are required to complete 90 contact hours for 2 credits and 180 hours for 4 credits at the assigned schools. Candidates create and teach one TSPC-required edTPA portfolio.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting required; Admission to College of Education and passing scores on ORELA required; EDU 336 with a C or higher; Requires contacting the Placement Office to begin the placement process.

EDU 454L      PRACTICUM:LUTHERAN SECONDARY      Credits: 1-4

This course is used to obtain a Lutheran Teacher's Diploma and a supplemental authorization level. A minimum of 90 hours is spent in an assigned Lutheran secondary school classroom. The candidates are assigned to schools and classrooms according to their endorsement and supplemental authorization areas. Candidates are required to complete 90 contact hours for 2 credits and 180 hours for 4 credits at the assigned schools. Candidates create and teach one TSPC-required edTPA portfolio.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting required; Admission to College of Education and passing scores on ORELA required; EDU 336 with a C or higher; Requires contacting the Placement Office to begin the placement process.

EDU 457      GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNG CHILD      Credits: 3

This human development course focuses specifically on the young child from birth through age eleven. Developmental principles and theories will be examined as candidates explore biological and environmental factors that influence physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Prerequisites: EDU 232 with a C or higher.

EDU 461      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE - ECE/ELE      Credits: 2

An introduction to all genres of literature for children in grades K–8 in relation to their needs, interests, and abilities. Emphasizes authors and illustrators, educational uses, and the writing process.
Prerequisites: EDU 336 with a C or higher.

EDU 492      STUDENT TEACHING: ELEMENTARY      Credits: 15

This course is a 15-week, full-time teaching experience at a public elementary school, or an approved private school, in an assigned elementary classroom. Candidates assume the numerous roles of a teacher as they work up to assuming both a full-time instructional load and additional collateral duties. Student teachers attend professional seminars during this semester and create and teach one TSPC-required edTPA portfolio.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting required; All professional education courses and practicum must have been successfully completed; Requires contacting the Placement Office to begin the placement process.

EDU 494      STUDENT TEACHING: SECONDARY      Credits: 15

This course is a 15-week, full-time teaching experience at a public high school, or an approved private school, in an assigned secondary classroom. Candidates assume the numerous roles of a teacher as they work up to assuming both a full-time instructional load and additional collateral duties. Student teachers attend professional seminars during this semester and create and teach one TSPC-required edTPA portfolio.
Prerequisites: State Fingerprinting required; All professional education courses and practicum must have been successfully completed; Requires contacting the Placement Office to begin the placement process.

EDU 499      INDEPENDENT STUDY      Credits: 3