Credential Course Descriptions

Foundation Courses

  • EDEL 102: Psychological Foundation of Education - Cognitive, affective and social/emotional development related to school settings. Theories of development, learning and instruction critically examined. Other topics include individual differences, measurement, evaluation, instructional goals, classroom management and diversity in the classroom.
  • EDEL103: Social-Multicultural Foundations of Education - Foundational preparation focused on implications of social, cultural, linguistic and economic diversity on teaching and learning. Emphasis on understanding the implications of history and social context on the educational endeavor in a pluralistic and democratic society. ( CRA candidates take EDTE 208)
  • EDTE 162: Meetings the Needs of Second Language Learners - Second language acquisition theories and application to teaching in diverse elementary classrooms. Social and psychological influences on linguistic behavior of students. Cultural and political issues affecting language attitudes. ( CRA candidates take EDTE 262)

Curriculum Courses

  • EDEL 108A: Curriculum: Reading/Language Arts - Elementary school language/literacy acquisition in culturally diverse classrooms; emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing within the context of theory and practice.
  • EDEL 108B: Curriculum: Science - Elementary school science curriculum and theoretical approaches; emphasis on materials, methods, content and evaluation procedures for teaching science in elementary and middle schools in a multicultural and technological society.
  • EDEL108C: Curriculum: Social Studies - Elementary school social studies curriculum and instruction with emphasis on the influence of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, gender and disability factors on present day culture.
  • EDEL108D: Curriculum: Mathematics - Elementary school mathematics curriculum and methodology relationships between instructional materials and how children construct knowledge; the role of technology and issues that bear on the teaching of school mathematics.

Student Teaching

  • EDEL 143A: Orientation to Student Teaching - Role of state and local government in education. Clinical observation of classroom, school and district organization. Emphasis on lesson planning. CR/NC Grading Scheme
  • EDEL 143B: Student Teaching: Practicum - Practicum in public school classrooms at two grade levels for student. CR/NC Grading Scheme
  • EDTE 246: Classroom Management and Governance - Study of theory, practice and research related to effective communication in bilingual/cross-cultural settings. ( CRA candidates take EDTE 260)

Health and Mainstreaming

  • EDTE 190: Health Education for Classroom Teacher - Current problems of individual, family and community health. Theories, organization, methods and materials for teaching health education.
  • EDSE 192A: Including and Supporting Students - Exploration of laws, service delivery systems, instructional methods and assessment processes to support inclusion of students with disabilities in regular education environments.