Education (EDUG)

EDUG 110      TEACHING AS A PROFESSION      Credits: 2

This course introduces a broad picture of K–12 teaching as a career in both private and public school settings. Students 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. A 10 hour of tutoring/classroom observation is required for this course.

EDUG 120      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 school-aged readers.

EDUG 210      INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING PK-12      Credits: 2

This course examines the basics of language acquisition and how to better serve students who speak languages other than English. Candidates will be exposed to best practices that should be used with students in different levels of English proficiency.
Prerequisites: EDUG 110 and EDUG 120 with a C or higher.

EDUG 220      GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT PK-12      Credits: 3

This Course explores the ways in which learners are shaped by their individual experiences, cultures, developmental levels, diverse needs, and assets. Candidates will understand concepts of neurobiology and stages of development, as well as the cognitive, social-emotional, and behavioral theories that underpin learning. Candidates will analyze the impact of poverty and trauma on K–12 learners and examine their role in mitigating these effects through their classroom instruction and interactions.
Prerequisites: EDUG 110 and EDUG 120 with a C or higher.

EDUG 230      INTRODUCTION TO EQUITY PK-12      Credits: 3

Course addresses diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds of learners. Candidates will explore the sociological, political, and historical factors that have led to the current achievement gap, and discuss the importance of fostering equity within their own classroom and school contexts. They will also examine their individual biases, privilege, and experiences and learn culturally responsive teaching practices.
Prerequisites: EDUG 110 and EDUG 120 with a C or higher.

EDUG 240      LITERACY PERSPECTIVES PK-12      Credits: 3

Preservice teachers engage in learning experiences rich in problem-solving, logical reasoning, and critical thinking through the lens of literacy. This course requires candidates to reflect upon reading, writing, speaking and listening including strategies for teaching phonological awareness, word recognition, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and building literacy in the content areas as it pertains to children in the Pre-K–12 world. This course will address trends in literacy as they impact teaching practices within the classroom.
Prerequisites: EDUG 210, EDUG 220, and EDUG 230 with a C or higher.

EDUG 250      ASSESSMENT LITERACY PK-12      Credits: 2

This course addresses accountability structures in American education including federal policies that direct assessment practices, assessment climates, general assessment design, standardized testing, progress monitoring and intervention systems (e.g. RTI). Candidates will have experience with school level data analysis, data team analysis, grade level analysis, and classroom analysis. Candidates will develop basic quantitative methods and interpretation skills, understand validity and reliability, and learn more about using technology platforms to organize and analyze data.
Prerequisites: EDUG 210, EDUG 220, and EDUG 230 with a C or higher.

EDUG 260      INDIVIDUAL STUDENT LEARNING NEEDS PK-12      Credits: 3

In this course preservice teachers will learn instructional strategies that support the unique needs of all learners, including their individual experiences, cultures, developmental levels, and assets. Candidates will learn about differentiating instruction for student learning needs, and explore their role in fostering fair and equitable education that supports students’ legal rights.
Prerequisites: EDUG 210, EDUG 220, and EDUG 230 with a C or higher.

EDUG 310      INQUIRY AND REFLECTION IN PRACTICE 1      Credits: 2

Inquiry and Reflection in Practice 1 explores inquiry and reflection as professional practices in a candidate’s teaching career that can lead to curiosity, systematic data analysis, and improved instructional practice. This course includes the key elements of self-study, practitioner research, and how the inquiry process can lead to effective and transformative teaching. Candidates complete the course section aligned to their focus.
Prerequisites: EDUG 240, EDUG 250, and EDUG 260 with a C or higher.

EDUG 320      SYSTEMIC AND POLITICAL ISSUES IN PK-12 EDUCATION      Credits: 3

This course provides candidates with the historical, political and social foundations of education, and addresses the current educational landscape. Candidates will analyze competing narratives on the purpose of schooling, collaboratively examine educational issues and topics, discuss the importance of ethics as it relates to teaching and learning, and consider their role as a professional educator.
Prerequisites: EDUG 240, EDUG 250, and EDUG 260 with a C or higher.

EDUG 330      BEST PRACTICES IN SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT ELEMENTARY      Credits: 3

This course focuses on the best practices in forming and instructing in a small group, and assessing student growth to measure and reflect on instructional efficacy and groupings. Candidates will become familiar with the variety of purposes for small groups in the general education classroom, and how to plan for and utilize purpose-driven grouping and instructional strategies. Addresses assessment practices used to measure growth in small groups, including formative and informal assessments, including technology-based assessments.
Prerequisites: EDUG 310, and EDUG 320 with a C or higher, and EDUG 390.

EDUG 340      HUMANITIES METHODS      Credits: 3

Candidates will develop skills in content integration based on current practice and research in social studies and language arts as units for planning. Candidates will explore strategies for reading to learn content, writing with purpose and clarity, and vocabulary development. Candidates will utilize instructional technology and various teaching methods/materials to develop effective lessons based on various national standards to encourage learning through a multi-disciplinary lens.
Prerequisites: EDUG 310, and EDUG 320 with a C or higher and EDUG 390.

EDUG 350      MATH METHODS      Credits: 3

Candidates will gain an in-depth understanding of general pedagogical issues in elementary mathematics as they relate to the development of mathematical skills and conceptual understanding for elementary students. Candidates will gain an understanding of teaching mathematical concepts utilizing Common Core standards and age appropriate techniques for teaching math. Students will use Common Core standards to guide lessons and practice Task 4 of edTPA.
Prerequisites: EDUG 310, and EDUG 320 with a C or higher and EDUG 390.

EDUG 358      HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION      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: EDUG 240, EDUG 250, and EDUG 260 with a C or higher.

EDUG 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. Candidates will explore how math and science content addresses components of STEAM education initiatives.
Prerequisites: EDUG 391.

EDUG 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: EDUG 391.

EDUG 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: EDUG 391.

EDUG 389      CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: HEALTH SECONDARY      Credits: 3

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: EDUG 391.

EDUG 390      SCHOOL CLIMATE FIELD EXPERIENCE ELEMENTARY      Credits: 2

Minimum of 15 weeks of twice-weekly field experience at an elementary-level school site in conjunction with coursework that focuses on understanding school and community culture. This experience includes observation, opportunities to collaborate with faculty, administrators, staff, and families, and the development of an activity to support the school/community connection.
Prerequisites: EDUG 240, EDUG 250, and EDUG 260 with a C or higher.

EDUG 391      SCHOOL CLIMATE FIELD EXPERIENCE SECONDARY      Credits: 2

Minimum of 15 weeks of twice-weekly field experience at a secondary-level school site in conjunction with coursework that focuses on understanding school and community culture. This experience includes observation, opportunities to collaborate with faculty, administrators, staff, and families, and the development of an activity to support the school/community connection.
Prerequisites: EDUG 240, EDUG 250, and EDUG 260 with a C or higher.

EDUG 392      SMALL GROUP OBSERVING AND TEACHING ELEMENTARY      Credits: 2

Minimum of 15 weeks of twice-weekly field experience at an elementary-level public school site in conjunction with coursework emphasizing experiences in observing and teaching in the small group context. This experience includes observation, opportunities to teach lessons to a small group, and involvement in the culture of the grade level/department.
Prerequisites: EDUG 310 and EDUG 320 with a C or higher and EDUG 390.

EDUG 393      SMALL GROUP OBSERVING AND TEACHING SECONDARY      Credits: 2

Minimum of 15 weeks of twice-weekly field experience at a secondary-level public school site in conjunction with coursework emphasizing experiences in observing and teaching in the small group context. This experience includes observation, opportunities to teach lessons to a small group, and involvement in the culture of the grade level/department.
Prerequisites: EDUG 310 and EDUG 320 with a C or higher and EDUG 391.

EDUG 410      INQUIRY AND REFLECTION IN PRACTICE 2      Credits: 2

Candidates research an area of interest related to their concentration choice and develop a research question focused on improving their own practice. Candidates utilize the field placement classroom to follow the inquiry process. As candidates explore their research questions, they will collect and analyze classroom data, identify conclusions, and share their findings in an appropriate professional venue.
Prerequisites: EDUG 330, EDUG 340, EDUG 358, and EDUG 350 with a C or higher and EDUG 392 or EDUG 393.

EDUG 420      BEST PRACTICES IN WHOLE CLASS INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT ELEMENTARY      Credits: 3

Best Practices in Whole Group Instruction and Assessment Elementary addresses pacing of curriculum and lesson implementation, development of content-driven units, and design and use of summative assessments, including attention to grading systems for monitoring academic performance. The course considers intervention and remediation for struggling learners, content advancement for gifted learners, and whole group student engagement and motivation.
Prerequisites: EDUG 330, EDUG 340, EDUG 358, and EDUG 350 with a C or higher, and EDUG 392.

EDUG 421      BEST PRACTICES IN WHOLE CLASS INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT SECONDARY      Credits: 3

Best Practices in Whole Group Instruction and Assessment Secondary addresses pacing of curriculum and lesson implementation, development of content-driven units, and design and use of summative assessments, including attention to grading systems for monitoring academic performance. The course considers intervention and remediation for struggling learners, content advancement for gifted learners, and whole group student engagement and motivation.
Prerequisites: EDUG 393.

EDUG 430      COLLABORATION AND MANAGEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM ELEMENTARY      Credits: 3

Collaboration and Management in the Classroom Elementary explores internal and external influences on student behavior and emphasizes collaborative relationships with colleagues, families, and the community. Course content includes the development of classroom behavior management systems, analysis of school-wide management systems and approaches, organization of classroom and materials, creation of classroom rules and procedures, and exploration of family conferencing and communication strategies.
Prerequisites: EDUG 330, EDUG 340, EDUG 350, and EDUG 358 with a C or higher and EDUG 392.

EDUG 431      COLLABORATION AND MANAGEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM SECONDARY      Credits: 3

Collaboration and Management in the Classroom Secondary explores internal and external influences on student behavior and emphasizes collaborative relationships with colleagues, families, and the community. Course content includes the development of classroom behavior management systems, analysis of school-wide management systems and approaches, organization of classroom and materials, creation of classroom rules and procedures, and exploration of family conferencing and communication strategies.
Prerequisites: EDUG 393.

EDUG 440      STEAM METHODS ELEMENTARY      Credits: 3

STEAM Methods Elementary is an introduction to the practices, content and skills in the instruction of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math. Through classroom observations and guided practice, candidates will become familiar with the standards, practices, and cross-cutting concepts in each of these content areas and of STEAM as a whole. Candidates will explore how STEAM-based instruction can be integrated across other core content areas.
Prerequisites: EDUG 330, EDUG 340, EDUG 350, and EDUG 358 with a C or higher and EDUG 392.

EDUG 490      WHOLE CLASS OBSERVING AND TEACHING ELEMENTARY      Credits: 4

Minimum of 15 weeks of twice-weekly field experience at an elementary-level public school site in conjunction with coursework emphasizing experiences in observing and teaching in the whole class context. This experience includes observation, opportunities to teach lessons to the entire class, and involvement in the culture of the grade level/department.
Prerequisites: EDUG 330, EDUG 340, EDUG 350, and EDUG 358 with a C or higher and EDUG 392.

EDUG 490L      WHOLE CLASS OBSERVING AND TEACHING ELEMENTARY-LUTHERAN      Credits: 4

Minimum of 15 weeks of twice weekly field experience at the Lutheran school site in conjunction with coursework emphasizing experiences in observing and teaching in the whole class context. This experience includes observation, opportunities to teach lessons to the entire class, and involvement in the culture of the grade level/department.
Prerequisites: EDUG 330, EDUG 340, EDUG 350, and EDUG 358 with a C or higher and EDUG 392.

EDUG 491      WHOLE CLASS OBSERVING AND TEACHING SECONDARY      Credits: 4

Minimum of 15 weeks of twice-weekly field experience at a secondary-level public school site in conjunction with coursework emphasizing experiences in observing and teaching in the whole class context. This experience includes observation, opportunities to teach lessons to the entire class, and involvement in the culture of the grade level/department.
Prerequisites: EDUG 393.

EDUG 491L      WHOLE CLASS OBSERVING AND TEACHING SECONDARY-LUTHERAN      Credits: 4

Minimum of 15 weeks of twice weekly field experience at the Lutheran school site in conjunction with coursework emphasizing experiences in observing and teaching in the whole class context. This experience includes observation, opportunities to teach lessons to the entire class, and involvement in the culture of the grade level/department.
Prerequisites: EDUG 393.

EDUG 492      STUDENT TEACHING ELEMENTARY      Credits: 10

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time involvement at an elementary-level school site under the guidance of experienced teachers and supervisors. This experience includes observation, full-responsibility planning and teaching, and involvement in the culture of the school setting. The student teaching experience requires edTPA preparation and implementation, instruction and assessment.
Prerequisites: EDUG 410, EDUG 420, EDUG 430, EDUG 440 with a C or higher and EDUG 490 or EDUG 490L.

EDUG 492L      STUDENT TEACHING ELEMENTARY-LUTHERAN      Credits: 10

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time involvement at Lutheran school site under the guidance of experienced teachers and supervisors. This experience includes observation, full-responsibility planning and teaching, and involvement in the culture of the school setting. The student teaching experience requires edTPA preparation and implementation, instruction and assessment.
Prerequisites: EDUG 410, EDUG 420, EDUG 430, EDUG 440 with a C or higher and EDUG 490L or EDUG 490.

EDUG 493      STUDENT TEACHING SECONDARY      Credits: 10

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time involvement at a secondary-level school site under the guidance of experienced teachers and supervisors. This experience includes observation, full-responsibility planning and teaching, and involvement in the culture of the school setting. The student teaching experience requires edTPA preparation and implementation, instruction and assessment.
Prerequisites: EDUG 385 or EDUG 386 or EDUG 387 or EDUG 389, and EDUG 410, EDUG 421, and EDUG 431 with a C or higher and EDUG 491 or EDUG 491L.

EDUG 493L      STUDENT TEACHING SECONDARY-LUTHERAN      Credits: 10

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time involvement at Lutheran school site under the guidance of experienced teachers and supervisors. This experience includes observation, full-responsibility planning and teaching, and involvement in the culture of the school setting. The student teaching experience requires edTPA preparation and implementation, instruction and assessment.
Prerequisites: EDUG 385 or EDUG 386 or EDUG 387 or EDUG 389, and EDUG 410, EDUG 421, and EDUG 431 with a C or higher and EDUG 491L or EDUG 491.

EDUG 494      STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR ELEMENTARY      Credits: 2

Student Teaching Seminar Elementary explores topics impacting the establishment and maintenance of a professional teaching career. It addresses the ethical, legal, and procedural issues related to the profession, professional organizations, issues related to education in the media, and other topics to support ongoing understanding of and involvement in the teaching profession. Reflect and collaborate to solve problems related to practice.
Prerequisites: EDUG 410, EDUG 420, EDUG 430, and EDUG 440 with a C or higher, and EDUG 490 or EDUG 490L.

EDUG 495      STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR SECONDARY      Credits: 2

Student Teaching Seminar Secondary explores topics impacting the establishment and maintenance of a professional teaching career. It addresses the ethical, legal, and procedural issues related to the profession, professional organizations, issues related to education in the media, and other topics to support ongoing understanding of and involvement in the teaching profession. Reflect and collaborate to solve problems related to practice.
Prerequisites: EDUG 385 or EDUG 386 or EDUG 387 or EDUG 389, EDUG 410, EDUG 421, and EDUG 431 with a C or higher and EDUG 491 or EDUG 491L.