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Secondary Education, BS

Professional Education

EDUC110 Introduction to Education (2 Credits)

This course prepares the candidate for admission to the Teacher Education licensure program. Course content includes the characteristics of the Greenville College Teacher Education Program, the aim of American schooling, a survey of the legal, social, economic, historical, political, and ethical issues involved in public school education. Additionally, the course introduces culturally relevant pedagogy. This course will give you the opportunity to determine whether you want to persist in the Teacher Education Program. (Offered fall semester.) $32 Fee.

EDUC210 Cultural Awareness in the (2 Credits)

The purpose of this course is to explore race and poverty issues that impact the classroom environment. Candidates will search for effective strategies to better meet the needs of underserved populations. The hidden rules of economic class and characteristics of generational poverty will be studied, with emphasis on the impact this has on instruction. Students will spend time assisting in a classroom which serves a high minority and low socioeconomic population. Meets the general education global foundations requirement. Prerequisite: EDUC 110. (Offered fall semester) Course fee may apply.

EDUC220 The Clinical Experience (2 Credits)

This course prepares the candidate for admission to the Teacher Education licensure program. Course content includes the characteristics of the Greenville University Teacher Education Program. Additionally, this course develops culturally relevant pedagogy. This course includes 52-60 hours of field experience in diverse settings. This course will give you the opportunity to determine whether you want to persist in the Teacher Education Program. (Offered Interterm.) Fee $60.00

EDUC240 Communication/Technology Educators (3 Credits)

This course explores the theories and practice that identify communication skills and competencies in diverse educational settings, including virtual and remote, with multiple stakeholders. The course will also introduce educators to the pedagogy and integration of instructional technologies. Emphasis will be placed on interpersonal and intercultural communication, critical listening and questioning techniques, professional collaboration, digital communication and instructional tools. Students will build a professional, digital portfolio and the option to earn a Level 1 Google Certified Educator certification.

EDUC280 Exceptional Child (3 Credits)

This course will examine the historical context, diverse characteristics, and individual planning for the exceptional child. Students in this course will explore how individuals develop and learn within the context of their cultural, linguistic, and academic experiences. Co-teaching instructional plans based on diverse student characteristics, student performance data, and curriculum goals will be developed. Twenty hours of field experience in a special education classroom are required. Students can take EDUC 110 and EDUC 280 at the same time.

EDUC282 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)

This course will provide a current and comprehensive overview of research and theory related to human learning. The course will emphasize major concepts of learning theory but will also cover relevant motivational and developmental theories. The course will underscore the relationship between theory, research, and practice. Meets the general education social science or business management requirement. Prerequisite: EDUC101; Corequisite: EDUC 280. (Offered every term.)

EDUC316 Reading & Writing Across Curriculum (3 Credits)

Emphasis is on teaching reading and writing in content areas from grades 6 through 12. Relationships between reading, literacy, and writing within content areas are established and ways of meeting the needs of culturally diverse and dysfunctional students are explored. Candidates design appropriate learning experiences and apply reading-study skills to the content areas. Field experiences required. Cross listed with ENGL 316. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. (Offered spring semester.)

EDUC333 The Learning Environment (3 Credits)

This course will investigate the structures of a safe and healthy learning environment that facilitates cultural and linguistic responsiveness, positive social interaction, active engagement, and academic risk-taking. A three tiered level of positive behavior supports (PBS) will be explored as a framework for creating plans to accomplish a productive learning environment. Twenty hours of field experience required. Prerequisite: EDUC 280

EDUC340 Educational Measurement/Evaluation (3 Credits)

This course is designed to explore classroom evaluation of student growth as an integral part of instruction. Candidates explore the purpose of evaluation as it relates to planning instruction. Professional, social, ethical, and philosophical considerations related to teaching/learning are also explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. (Offered every semester.)

EDUC342 Middle Grades Phil/Curr/Literacy (3 Credits)

A study of social and philosophical assumptions related to curricula, materials, and methods of instruction pertinent to middle grades students. Focus is on organizing classes, making curricular decisions, determining methods and selecting learning resources along with the literacy needs of the middle grades student. (Offered fall semesters.) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC400 Early Professional Experience (1 Credit)

After admission to the professional internship, candidates receive student teaching placements. Candidates work with their cooperating teachers during the first week of school. Five days of clinical experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Internship. (Offered fall semester)

EDUC409 Secondary Methods (3 Credits)

Teacher candidates work to integrate prior coursework experienced into the context of real classrooms. Teacher candidates develop a teaching philosophy and an operational "professional identity." Candidates consider the impact that various factors have on the learning environment, develop teaching strategies that promote active learning and which engage students with diverse abilities, cultures, and ethnicity. Candidates explore methods specific to their subject areas under the additional guidance of the program coordinator. Teacher candidates will engage in preparing for the edTPA. Candidates complete a minimum of 15 hours in the clinical setting completing pre-mini student teaching assignments. Students must take EDUC 409 and 410 (Offered Interterm) during the same academic year. Meets the general education upper division writing intensive requirement. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; EDUC 316 and 333, (Offered fall semester.)

EDUC410 Secondary Methods Clinical Practice (3 Credits)

Candidates complete a mini-student teaching experience, consisting of 12 full days in the secondary classroom. Teacher candidates will meet on campus for a minimum of three class sessions. The course faculty member, assisted by the Director of Field Experience, will determine the placement for the clinical experience. Students must take EDUC 409 in the same academic year. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 409. (Offered Interterm.)

EDUC421 Stud Teach-Secondary/Middle Grades (8 Credits)

Candidates complete their full semester professional internship and EdTPA assessment. *K-12 physical education majors are required to complete eight weeks of student teaching in conjunction with EDUC 424. Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Internship. (Offered every semester.)

EDUC482 Student Teaching Seminar (2 Credits)

The seminar addresses professional topics within the field of education. In addition, the seminar provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to focus on the required performance assessment. The performance assessment, aligned with state standards, is an authentic assessment tool that shows how teacher candidates develop and evaluate student learning. The centerpiece is a portfolio that describes and documents authentic practices from the candidate

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