School of Humanities and Sciences

Education Courses

EDUC 10100 - Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher LA TE

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)

EDUC 11000 - Child Abuse Identification and Prevention Seminar NLA

All candidates for teaching certification must attend a two-hour workshop on child abuse identification and prevention. The workshop is offered once each semester. 0 credits. (F-S)

EDUC 11100 - Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention NLA

A two-hour workshop on the identification and prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. This workshop is required for teaching certification candidates in music education, physical education, or any H&S teacher education program. The workshop is offered at least once each semester. 0 credits. (F-S)

EDUC 20000 - Education and Society 1 H LA SS

Open elective for students interested in exploring educational issues and the interaction between schools and society. Includes study of the history and philosophy of U.S. education, educational systems in other countries, and research and opinion concerning contemporary educational policy and practice. Students use course materials as a lens for reflecting on their own school experience and for developing informed positions about how to improve U.S. schools. 3 credits. (F-S)

EDUC 21000 - Mentoring in the Community NLA SS

Ithaca College students work as mentors with area high school students who have been identified as having aptitude for, but limited access to, college education. Mentors meet regularly with the high school students, providing social and academic reinforcement to support their option to attend college. Prerequisites: Completion of application form; sophomore standing or above; permission of instructor. All students must take EDUC 21000 before enrolling in EDUC 21100. 4 credits, 2 credits each semester. Two semesters required. (F-S,Y)

EDUC 21910 - Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice LA TE

This course is required for and open only 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. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

EDUC 22000 - Issues in Elementary Education LA SS

Investigates contemporary issues in elementary education, including historical development of elementary classroom practice (emphasis on reading instruction); philosophical and psychological theories of learning; women's role in elementary school teaching; children's literature and storytelling in child development; impact of societal problems on children and families; media literacy initiatives in elementary schools; assessment practices; conflict resolution; family involvement in children's schooling; multicultural understandings; calls for, and examples of, school reform. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

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

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 well as specific needs in the multicultural classroom. The multifaceted fundamentals surrounding the nonnative speaker and second-language learning are provided to prepare the student to understand the paradigm shifts that have resulted from demographic changes in this country. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with or after EDUC 10100 or SLPA 21900. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

EDUC 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. This course should be taken prior to student teaching. Open only to teacher education students in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

EDUC 31410 - Pedagogy and Practice for the Art Teacher NLA TE

Must be taken with EDUC 30810. Examines the teaching of visual art to students at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. This course will provide grounding in the history of art education in the United States, current theory and practice of teaching art, and artistic development in children and adolescents. Emphasis is placed on the New York State standards in the visual arts for development of art lessons that contain relevant objectives, motivation, methodology, and evaluation techniques. Various art materials, techniques, and processes suitable for K-12 levels will be examined. Additional topics are incorporating art history, aesthetics, and art criticism in the curriculum; health and safety issues of art materials; art room organization; selecting and ordering supplies; and fostering professionalism. This course also provides practice in developing teaching skills through presentation of lesson plans in various media at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels; 20 hours of observation and fieldwork in local public schools are required. Prerequisites: EDUC 21910; EDUC 34000; PSYC 21010; concurrent enrollment in EDUC 30810. 4 credits. (F,Y)

EDUC 34000 - Social and Cultural Foundations of Education 1 H LA SS TE

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 for 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)

EDUC 36000 - Education for Social Change LA

Examination of schools and teaching as forces for constructive social change, investigating how educators can create learning experiences in schools, classrooms, youth programs, and communities that will contribute to the school success of all youth and the development of a more equitable and just society. Particular attention paid to democratic approaches to teaching and learning; multicultural education; critical reflection; experiential learning; youth activism; community-based education; and innovative uses of technology. The course reflects in its process many of the topics studied. Students participate in the design of the syllabus and engage in project-centered learning, including a combination of individual and group work. Class discussion and weekly volunteer projects. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above; one of the following: EDUC 20000, EDUC 21000-21100, EDUC 34000, EDUC 21010, or permission of the instructor. 3 credits. (S,Y)

EDUC 37000 - Culture and Community in Education and Teaching 1 LA SS

A sociocultural analysis of schools, teaching, and learning for the purpose of creating more effective educational experiences for culturally diverse learners. Students learn to incorporate knowledge about race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and other important aspects of culture into the design of schools and educational programs and lessons. Particular attention is given to cultural information about African American, Latino, and Asian American youth and families. All students in the course work a minimum of three hours a week with youth in a community program or school and develop projects specific to their interests and community placements. Prerequisites: either EDUC 34000, or two courses from among the following: EDUC 20000, EDUC 22000, EDUC 36000, PSYC 21010, SOCI 11600, SOCI 20700, SOCI 32500, ANTH 10400, and ANTH 31000 and junior standing; or permission of instructor (interested juniors and seniors who do not have the prerequisites are encouraged to contact the professor).

EDUC 40510 - Pedagogy and Practice for the Mathematics Teacher TE

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: EDUC 21910; EDUC 34000; PSYC 21010; senior standing; concurrent enrollment in EDUC 40810. 3 credits. (F,Y)

EDUC 40810 - Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines NLA TE

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 into student teaching. There are 10 hours of guided observations in middle and secondary schools. Prerequisites: EDUC 21910, EDUC 34000, and PSYC 21010; concurrent enrollment in the pedagogy and practice course in the discipline. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

EDUC 40910 - Pedagogy and Practice in the Teaching of Social Studies NLA TE

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 the 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 is given to the role of technology in social studies. Includes a fieldwork component of 20 hours of supervised observation and teaching in the public schools. Prerequisites: EDUC 21910, EDUC 34000; and PSYC 21010. 3 credits. (Y)

EDUC 41010 - Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher NLA TE

This is the companion course to EDUC 40810 for students seeking certification in biology, chemistry, or physics. It examines the teaching of science at the middle and secondary levels, including current knowledge about the learning of science. It also 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; there will be 20 hours of observation and fieldwork in local public schools. Prerequisites: EDUC 21910, EDUC 34000; PSYC 21010. Corequisite: EDUC 40810. 3 credits. (F,Y)

EDUC 41110 - Pedagogy and Practice for the English Teacher NLA TE

Must be taken with EDUC 40810. Examines the teaching of English at 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. Will include 20 hours of fieldwork. Prerequisites: EDUC 21910, EDUC 34000; PSYC 21010. Corequisite: EDUC 40810. 3 credits. (Y)

EDUC 41210 - Seminar in Reflective Practice LA TE

Taken concurrently with EDUC 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. Corequisites: EDUC 49810. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

EDUC 41300 - Selected Topics in the Foundations of Modern Education HU LA SS

Seminar course. Specialized inquiries in sociology of education, philosophy of education, or history of education. 3 credits. (IRR)

EDUC 41310 - Pedagogy and Practice of Teaching Languages Other Than English NLA TE

Must be taken with EDUC 40810. Examines the teaching of modern languages 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 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: EDUC 21910, EDUC 34000; PSYC 21010. Corequisite: EDUC 40810. 3 credits. (Y)

EDUC 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)

EDUC 49810 - Professional Semester in Education NLA TE

Taken concurrently with EDUC 41210. A full semester of observation and supervised teaching at both the middle and high school levels. Additional coursework requires permission of department chair and coordinator of teacher education. Corequisites: EDUC 41210. 12 credits. (F-S,Y)

EDUC 49900 - Independent Study in Education LA

Study with a faculty member 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)