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Courses

Courses offered through the IEE Certification Program

50:964:101 Fundamentals of the Teaching Profession (3 credits) This course includes broad introductory coverage of teaching as a profession, family and community partnerships, lesson planning, technology, and educational philosophies, and certification in New Jersey.
Offered: Fall and Spring

50:964:201 Exceptional Learners (3 credits) A survey of the neurological, sensory, orthopedic, communicative, and social disabilities present in children and the impact of these on the psychological and academic development of the child. Students will also examine the impact of the disabilities on cognitive, mental, and social growth and the factors to be considered in assessment and rehabilitative developments. 
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

50:964:303 Contemporary Issues in Education (3 credits)This course will engage students in an in-depth analysis of core issues of both a theoretical and practical nature, including strategies inherent in effective management of the classroom learning environment; evolving code-related issues; student diversity and special needs; assessment and evaluation; technology: and collaboration and professional ethics. Prerequisite: 50:964:101
Offered: Fall and Spring

50:964:309 Developmental Literacy (3 credits) An analysis of the development of language arts skills in both typical and atypical development. Students will examine current reading and communication strategies as they relate to the various academic disciplines in education, including the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and mathematics.
Offered: Fall and Spring

50:964:314 Reading and Writing in the Secondary Curriculum (3 credits) Analysis of forms of discourse used by various academic disciplines in secondary education, including the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and mathematics.
Offered: Fall and Spring

50:964:342 Special Education Assessment and Measurement (3 credits) An overview of the knowledge, skills, and understanding of assessment issues related to students in both general and special education settings. The types and characteristics of assessments, both formal and informal assessment in special education, and the use of assessments information to determine eligibility and courses of action will be addressed. In addition, setting instructional goals, monitoring progress, and determining the effectiveness of instruction will be covered.
Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

50:964:343 Behavior Management (3 credits) An examination of behavioral and psychotherapies for the range of behavior disorders commonly found in the classroom. The course will equip students with a variety of research-based strategies and models of discipline to address behavior management in a classroom. 
Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

50:964:344 Special Education Materials and Methods (3 credits) A survey of the research-based instructional strategies and materials necessary for a classroom of diverse learners. Students will learn to develop education plans for students, including IEPs, and they will plan both short and long term units of instruction for a variety of instructional settings. Students will also gain practice in assessing students’ needs and using this information as a basis for choosing materials and content, planning, and presenting such information.
Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

50:964:400 Special Topics in Education (3 credits) Selected topics in education. Specific topics covered will rotate from semester to semester depending on the interests of participating faculty and students.

50:964:420  Middle School Education  (3 credits) A survey of the practical and theoretical issues, instructional strategies, classroom environments, and other components that are unique to middle schools.  Students will examine these and other topics as they relate to all aspects of middle school education. Offered: Spring

50:964:440 Secondary Methods Practicum (3 credits) This course consists of a fieldwork component and an on-campus seminar. The focus will be on the methods of teaching, with an emphasis on constructing effective instruction to learner characteristics and needs. Students will explore the development of curriculum and the design of content specific methodologies, incorporating standards, and classroom management techniques. Particular emphasis will also be on the development of both unit and individual lesson plans, rubrics and assessment, and the various types of instruction. Prerequisite: Acceptance of Student Teaching Application; this course may only be taken in one of the two semesters immediately prior to Student Teaching.
Offered: Fall and Spring

50:964:441 Elementary/ P3 Methods Practicum (3 credits) This course consists of a fieldwork component and an on-campus seminar. The focus will be on the methods of teaching, with an emphasis on constructing effective instruction to learner characteristics and needs. Students will explore the development of curriculum and the design of early childhood and elementary specific methodologies, incorporating standards, and classroom management techniques. Particular emphasis will also be on the development of both unit and individual lesson plans, rubrics and assessment, and the various types of instruction. Prerequisite: Acceptance of Student Teaching Application; this course may only be taken in one of the two semesters immediately prior to Student Teaching.
Offered: Fall and Spring

50:964:445 Special Education Practicum (3 credits) This course consists of a fieldwork component in a special education setting and an on-campus seminar. This experience will provide the student with the opportunity to become more familiar with the role of the teacher and the dynamics of the classroom and will include the teaching of lessons. . Prerequisites: Acceptance of Student Teaching Application or the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Practicum Application. This course can only be taken in one of the two semesters immediately prior to Student Teaching or in the final semester for post-baccalaureate TSD candidates.
Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

50:964:456 Practicum II (3 credits) This course consists of fieldwork component and an on-campus seminar. This experience will provide the student with the opportunity to become more familiar with the role of the teacher and the dynamics of the classroom and will include the teaching of lessons. Prerequisite: Acceptance of Student Teaching Application; this course may only be taken in one of the two semesters immediately prior to Student Teaching.
Offered: Winterim and Summer

50:964:487 Student Teaching (10 credits) Full-time student teaching in approved schools under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Prerequisites: Approval of department; application made one year in advance of term in which student teaching will occur. Co-requisite: 50:964:492. 
Offered: Fall and Spring

50:964:492 Student Teaching Seminar (2 credits) 
A seminar that focuses on selected contemporary topics. Co-requisite: 50:964:487 
Offered: Fall and Spring

50:964:495 Research in Education(BA) Prerequisites: Permission of the director of the Teacher Preparation Program and agreement by a program member to supervise the work being done.