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Course Descriptions: Education

The following abbreviations denote a course that satisfies or partially satisfies a particular general education requirement: GE (General Education), PS (Presentation Skills), RM (Research Methods), and WI (Writing Intensive).

EDUCATION

To view current Fall 2013 course descriptions please follow link to the academic catalog  and view pages 234 - 237:

Pepperdine Academic Catalog

 

 

Past Teacher Education Course Desctiptions 2012 - 2013

EDUC 351. Child and Adolescent Development (4)
A study of human growth and development from early childhood through adolescence, with emphasis on physical/motor, moral, cognitive, social, and emotional development, and on how human development relates to classroom issues.

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EDUC 561. Educational Psychology (4)
An educational psychology course which includes such topics as educational objectives, student characteristics, learning theory, motivation, teaching methods, and evaluation. Although theoretically based, the course offers a blend of a review of the research on teaching/learning and the applications for the classroom. Twenty corequisites hours of fieldwork in an elementary school are required. Personal transportation recommended. (PS, RM)

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EDUC 562. The School and Society (4)
This course emphasizes the socialization function of schools and the increasing culturally and linguistically diverse students, intercultural relations, and educational equity in the classroom, as well as educational issues of school safety, family and community involvement and influence, and the place of public schools in mediating differences. The course also includes an introduction to the history and philosophy of education. Twenty hours of fieldwork in a secondary school are required. Personal transportation recommended. (WI)

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EDUC 564M. Literacy Theory and Methods for Multiple Subject (4)
This course focuses on practical and theoretical issues in literary teaching and learning. Assessing reading and language development, selecting and preparing materials for instruction, and methods for teaching writing processes are all features of the course. Teaching methods for diverse linguistic and ethnic groups is included to reflect California’s communities and State Frameworks. Prepares student for RICA examination. Prerequisites or corequisites: EDUC 561, 562. Fifty hours of fieldwork are required. Personal transportation recommended.

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EDUC 564S. Literacy Theory and Methods for Single Subject (4)
The focus of the course is on the teaching of reading and language arts to secondary students in particular content areas. The course teaches methods and theories of teaching reading content in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms. Fifty hours of fieldwork are required. Personal transportation recommended. Prerequisites or corequisites: EDUC 561, 562.

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EDUC 566. School Curriculum and Methods—Single Subject (4)
Emphasizes the basic principles of curriculum and instruction: setting goals, planning activities, organizing instruction, evaluation methods. The course requires the individual development of websites and the production of an electronic portfolio of lesson plans and projects. Prerequisites: EDUC 561, EDUC 562, EDUC 564S, and concurrent enrollment and participation in EDUC 581 or consent of the instructor.

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EDUC 567. Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Social Science in the Elementary School (1)
Emphasis is placed on the effective methods of teaching social science in a multiple-subject classroom. Textbooks and other multimedia materials for the elementary school are reviewed. Finding and critiquing materials such as texts and technology tools in the subject is a vital part of the course content. Students in this course are required to complete and pass the PACT Content Area Task (CAT) in Social Science. Prerequisites: EDUC 561, EDUC 562, EDUC 564M, or consent of instructor. Taken concurrently with EDUC 571.

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EDUC 568. Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Science in the Elementary School (1)
Emphasis is placed on the selection, organization, and presentation of the multiple-subject classroom science curriculum. Current trends in elementary science materials and methodology are investigated along with characteristics of effective science programs. The course utilizes the collection of materials online and encourages the inspection of appropriate software programs and websites. Students in this course are required to complete and pass the PACT Content Area Task (CAT) in Science. Prerequisites: EDUC 561, EDUC 562, EDUC 564M, or consent of instructor. Taken concurrently with EDUC 571.

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EDUC 569. Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (1)
The course provides training in the application of current teaching methods to the elementary school math curriculum. Topics include diagnosis/ prescription, classroom organizational strategies, and the use of varied materials to provide successful learning experiences for children. Participants construct learning hierarchies and develop math units. The course requires the construction of learning hierarchies and the development of math units. Students in this course are required to complete and pass the PACT Content Area Task (CAT) in Mathematics. Prerequisites: EDUC 561, EDUC 562, EDUC 564M, or consent of instructor. Taken concurrently with EDUC 571.

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EDUC 570. Culture, Language, and Learning (4)
Prepares students to understand and apply pedagogical theories, principles, and instructional practices for comprehensive instruction in linguistically and culturally diverse K-12 classrooms. Includes an introduction to culture as it relates to schooling, a study of the structure of the English language, theories of first and second language development, theories and practices of English language development, and practices that provide English language learners access to core curriculum. Course content addresses California Teaching Performance Expectations regarding the instruction of English language learners. Prerequisites: EDUC 561 and EDUC 562.

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EDUC 571. Introduction to Multiple Subject Student Teaching (4)
This course consists of a 160-hour student teaching experience in a multiple subject classroom along with a seminar designed to support student teaching and examine relevant educational topics. Taken concurrently with EDUC 567, EDUC 568, and EDUC 569. Prerequisites: EDUC 351, EDUC 561, EDUC 562, and EDUC 564M, or consent of instructor. Personal transportation required.

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EDUC 572. Advanced Multiple Subject Teaching (6)
This course consists of a semester-long, full-day student teaching experience in a multiple subject classroom under supervision along with a weekly seminar that examines relevant educational issues. Students in this course are required to complete and pass the Teaching Event portion of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT).Taken concurrently with EDUC 585. Prerequisite: EDUC 571. Personal transportation required.

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EDUC 581. Introduction to Single Subject Student Teaching (4)
This course consists of a 160-hour student teaching experience in a single subject classroom along with a seminar designed to support student teaching and examine relevant educational topics. Taken concurrently with EDUC 566. Prerequisites: EDUC 351, EDUC 561, EDUC 562, and EDUC 564S or consent of instructor. Personal transportation required.

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EDUC 582. Advanced Single Subject Student Teaching (6)
This course consists of a semester-long, full-day student teaching experience in a single subject classroom under supervision along with a weekly seminar that examines relevant educational issues. Students in this course are required to complete and pass the Teaching Event portion of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT).Taken concurrently with EDUC 585. Prerequisite: EDUC 581. Personal transportation required.

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EDUC 585. Educational Technology Workshop (2)
This course addresses foundational, theoretical, and practical issues regarding the use of educational technology. Instruction will take place in a computer lab where students will learn about a variety of technological resources, how to critically select software and hardware resources, and how to utilize them in a classroom setting. Students will use applications for photo editing and graphic creation, Web authoring, slide show production and film editing and production to complete independent projects. Taken concurrently with EDUC 572 or EDUC 582.

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EDUC 590. Research in Education (1-4)
Consent of the divisional chairperson is required.

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EDUC 592. Selected Topics (1-4)

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EDUC 599. Directed Studies (1-4)
Course work may be completed through selected reading, research, and independent study by approval and special arrangement with a faculty member. Consent of the divisional chairperson is required.

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Although the above are excerpted from the 2012-2013 Seaver catalog this is not an official binding document. To view the actual catalog visit: http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/academics/catalog/