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Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies
This major is for students who wish to study the Education field without obtaining teacher certification.
Students interested in seeking teacher certification should not enroll in this major. Instead, they should consult the Division of Education handbook for information on the curriculum, policies and requirements of the division and of teacher certification process.
Course List - Total Hours: 38
Delivery Method: Day/Fulton Campus
Rationale, trends and goals for the multicultural curriculum are addressed. Students learn concepts and influences of various microcultures on cultural pluralism and strategies for teaching diverse populations.
Educational Technology I
The role of technology in the K-12 classroom and issues surrounding technology use are examined. Students incorporate technology use into projects presented to the class.
A study of children with special needs who qualify for special education services. Topics include the history and legal basis of special education, the special education process, assessment and evaluation procedures, characteristics, and appropriate intervention strategies and teaching methods. Emphasis is placed on characteristics and teaching strategies for the following exceptionalities: learning disabilities, mental retardation, behavior/emotional disorders and giftedness.
It is recommended for all Education majors and for students seeking secondary education certification. It focuses on the development of educational institutions and ideas, social forces that have influenced them and current issues affecting educators. It specifically included a survey of the policies, procedures, portfolios and certification examinations that are part of the Missouri educator certification process.
Pre-Student Teaching I
Students become familiar with classroom organization and operation, curriculum materials and a school’s instructional program through classroom observations. Includes 30 required hours of classroom observation, journal reflections and scheduled meetings with the course instructor.
Pre-Student Teaching II
Includes 30 required hours of classroom observation and limited instructional participation. Journal reflections and scheduled meetings with the course instructor are also part of the course.
Reading in the Content Area
The special demands of content-area reading and writing for elementary, middle school and secondary students are addressed. Possible causes of reading difficulties and simple assessment procedures are discussed. Teaching strategies for content comprehension, study skills, and vocabulary development are explored.
Measurement & Assessment in Education
This course provides an overview of the theory and essential concepts of measurement in the educational context. The emphasis of this course will be on the application of principles, techniques and procedures that result in the enhancement of instruction.
The nature of behavior problems in schools, including types, etiology, and management through educational and behavioral intervention procedures are addressed. Students are encouraged to take this course the semester before they do their student teaching.
The study of the psychological principles which support the foundation of educational theory and practice. The student will be able to understand and apply the psychological principles that form the basis of educational theory and practice.