ED 101 Introduction to Education 3 cr
Designed to orient students to the education profession. Emphasis will be on writing and will focus on philosophical concepts applied to education, curriculum, teacher competency, learning principles, schools as organizations, and the education of special populations.
ED 102 Curriculum Theory and Instruction 3 cr.
A study of curriculum dimensions, concepts, and designs for varied student populations and school settings. Through examination of the Massachusetts Department of Education’s Common Core of Learning and Curriculum Frameworks documents students will come to understand how the state standards can be used as guidelines in structuring curriculum, researching curriculum development, and how the issues, trends and innovations of curriculum design can be applied in an effective integrated classroom.
ED 203 Introduction to Special Needs 3 cr.
This course introduces the historical, legal and social aspects of special needs education in the United States. Identification of special needs—including physical, social, emotional, and sensory—as well as giftedness will be discussed. Integration of special needs children into the regular classroom is a major component.
ED 210 Integrating Technology into the Classroom 3 cr.
Exploration of major concepts related to instructional technology in the early childhood and elementary classroom. Current technology curriculum frameworks will be addressed.
ED 339 Classroom Assessment 3 cr.
Methods and techniques of evaluation and assessment in education are the focus of his course. Emphasis will be given to the development of educational standards, design of performance-based assessments, and fair scoring of those assessments.
ENG 312 Children’s Literature 3 cr.
Examines the genre of children’s literature from a variety of historical, social, and cultural perspectives.