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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2003

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    Teacher Education Courses

327-21910 Elements of Tutoring   U LA

     This course is required for (and only open to) students who have declared a teaching option in H&S or in speech-language pathology and audiology. It introduces students to the public and private education system in an extended field experience; each student completes 50 hours of fieldwork in a classroom setting. This is a coordinated offering of Ithaca College and the area schools. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; prior or concurrent enrollment in 795-11000 and 795-11100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

312-20100 Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher   NS LA

     Introduction to the concepts and skills necessary for applying information technology in educational settings. Topics include basic computer/technology operations and concepts including terminology, access and manipulation of data, installation and use of software, basic troubleshooting, use of a variety of peripheral devices, social and ethical issues. Pedagogical study of technologies. Projects require integrating application software problem-solving skills, concepts, and technical skills, and relating them to some aspect of the teaching profession. Students who have completed 312-11000 should consult with the mathematics and computer science department and the coordinator of teacher education before enrolling in this course. Prerequisites: One course with a field experience component from the School of Humanities and Sciences teaching option program. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

327-10100 Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher   U LA

     Provides prospective middle- and secondary-level teachers with an understanding of the theory and process of literacy development, and how it can be integrated with discipline-specific curricula and pedagogies. Topics include theories behind language and literacy development, the cognitive consequences of literacy and language, secondary-level reading and writing as a process, media literacy, and an introduction to discipline specific literacy. 2 credits. (S,Y)

620-23900 Educating Children with Special Needs   NLA

     Introduces future educators to special populations of children encountered within mainstream classrooms. Students are introduced to the characteristics of various special populations including orthopedic impairments, mental retardation, autism, hearing and vision impairment, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Educational methodologies that can be applied within the classroom are discussed. Federal mandates, legal issues, and family issues are presented. Collaboration with other school personnel is also addressed. Should be taken prior to student teaching. Open only to teacher education students in the School of H&S. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

620-22900 Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators   SS LA

    A comparison of first and subsequent language learning as it affects the school-age population. The sociocultural nature of language and language acquisition is addressed as a specific concern in the multicultural classroom. The multifaceted fundamentals surrounding the nonnative speaker and second language learning are provided to prepare students to understand the paradigm shifts that have resulted from the demographic changes in this country. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with or after 327-10100 or 620-21900. (620-21900 does not apply to H&S teaching option students.) Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-21010 Educational Psychology   SS LA

     Study of human development from infancy through adolescence, including cognitive and behavioral approaches to learning in the context of school-learning and other instructional situations. Attention is given to the empirical (scientific) attitude in relating theory and practice in various educational settings. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

795-34000 Social Foundations of Education   SS LA

    Required for all students in teacher certification programs, but open to other students as well. Combines historical, philosophical, sociological, and anthropological perspectives to investigate contemporary social and cultural issues in education and teaching. Provides preparation for critically reflective decision making and working effectively with diverse students and communities. Topics include equal educational opportunity, the financing of U.S. schools; tracking/ability grouping; the sociocultural dynamics of teaching and learning; multicultural education; social class issues; gender bias and equity; the experiences of African American, Latino, Asian American, and linguistic minority students in U.S. schools; educating students with disabilities; the role of religion in U.S. schools; issues of sexuality; working with families and communities; developing schools as caring learning communities; effective uses of technology; and recent proposals for school reform. Prerequisites: Three social science or humanities courses. 3 credits. (F-S)

    Methods Courses in Secondary Teaching

327-30810 Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines   U NLA

     Explores the general teaching methods that span the disciplines and promote quality teaching at the middle and secondary levels. This course also offers practice in developing teaching skills through the use of student teaching presentations that serve as a transition to student teaching. There are 10 hours of guided observations in middle and secondary schools. Prerequisites: 327-21910; 795-34000; 330-21010; concurrent enrollment in the pedagogy and practice course in the discipline. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

327-30510 Pedagogy and Practice for the Mathematics Teacher   NLA

     Must be taken with 327-30810. Examines the teaching of mathematics in the middle and secondary levels, including current knowledge and research on the learning of mathematics for all students, national and state standards, the New York State mathematics curriculum, professional journals and organizations, supplemental instructional techniques, appropriate use of technology and assessments, and actual practice in teaching. Twenty-hour field experience component. Prerequisites: 327-21910; 795-34000; 330-21010; junior standing or above in the major; concurrent enrollment in 327-30810. 3 credits. (F,Y)

327-31010 Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher   U NLA

    This is the companion course to 327-30810 for students seeking certification in biology, chemistry, or physics. Examines the teaching of science on the middle and secondary levels, including current knowledge on the learning of science. Includes special considerations for teaching laboratory sciences, including laboratory safety. Topics include the appropriate use of technology in science education; the adaptations needed for students who are gifted and talented, students who have disabilities, and students with other special needs; and continued professional development of the teacher after certification. Students will examine professional journals and organizations as well as the New York State science curriculum. Twenty hours of observation and fieldwork in local public schools. Prerequisites: 327-21910; 795-34000; 330-21010; concurrent enrollment in 327-30810. 3 credits. (F,Y)

327-31110 Pedagogy and Practice for the English Teacher   U NLA

    Must be taken with 327-30810. Examines the teaching of English on the secondary level. Special emphasis is placed on the New York State curriculum, on actual practice in teaching and evaluating students' work, and on current

    instructional technology. Includes 20 hours of fieldwork. Prerequisites: 327-21910; 795-34000; 330-21010; concurrent enrollment in 327-30810. 3 credits. (Y)

327-31210 Pedagogy and Practice in the Teaching of Social Studies   U NLA

    Must be taken with 327-30810. Emphasizes teaching social studies in grades 7-12 with special reference to the New York State social studies curriculum. Examines and applies subject-specific methods and materials, including evaluation of student work; teaching students of varying needs, interests, and levels of preparation; and conceptualizing, organizing, presenting, and evaluating social science content. Mastery of both theoretical concepts and their application in the classroom is essential. Special attention given to the role of technology in social studies. Includes a field work component of 20 hours of supervised observation and teaching in the public schools. Prerequisites: 327-21910; 795-34000; 330-21010; concurrent enrollment in 327-30810. 3 credits. (S,Y)

327-31310 Pedagogy and Practice of Teaching Languages Other Than English   NLA

    Must be taken with 327-30810. Examines the teaching of modern languages other than English in grades 7-12, including the New York State curriculum, current journals and organizations in the area of modern languages, supplemental teaching methodologies, and the correction of student work. Special attention is given to the role of technology in second-language acquisition. Includes a fieldwork component of 20 hours of observation and teaching in public schools. Prerequisites: 327-21910; 795-34000; 330-21010; concurrent enrollment in 327-30810. 3 credits. (Y)

    Supervised Student Teaching Experience

327-41210 Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching   LA

    Taken concurrently with 327-49810. This serves as the reflective component of student teaching, where students will analyze their teaching and confront issues facing them as new teachers. Students will also design and prepare their interview portfolios. Also addresses specific New York State Education Department regulations including: health and safety needs; alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse; identification and prevention of child abuse; fire safety instruction; prevention of child abduction; and safety education. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in 327-49810. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

327-49810 Professional Semester in Education   U NLA

     Taken concurrently with 327-41210. A full semester of observation and supervised teaching at both the middle and high school levels. Additional coursework may not be taken without permission of department chair and coordinator of teacher education. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in 327-41210. 12 credits. (F-S,Y)

    Independent Study in Education

327-49700 Fieldwork in Education   NLA

     Directed fieldwork under a teacher education program faculty member's supervision, culminating in a major paper or comparable product. Written proposal to the teacher education program, describing the terms of the particular project, is required. Open only to juniors and seniors who have completed one or more courses at level 3 or 4 in education. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Variable credit. (F-S)

327-49900 Independent Study in Education   LA

    Study, with faculty members, of specific problems in education. Written proposal to the coordinator of the teacher education program, describing the terms of the particular project, is required. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S)

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