Professional Education


Fernando IX University
Fernando IX University

Ed 094: Practicum Remediation: Grades 9-12 

Ed 095: Practicum Remediation: Pre K-3

Ed 096: Practicum Remediation: Grades 2-6

Ed 097: Practicum Remediation: Grades 5-8 

Ed 100: Introduction to Education 

The objectives of education; organizations, curricula, support, administration, and control in the elementary, secondary, vocational, and higher divisions; educational personnel and professional relationships; overview of tech prep opportunities in the field of education, an overview of the history and philosophy of American education, and relevant research. Students will begin their pre-clinical practice experiences.

Ed 180: Introduction to Music Education 

An introduction to the music education profession, Pre-K-12. Topics include the role of the Christian teacher, curricular expectations, historical and philosophical underpinnings of Christian and public school music teaching, an introduction to methods of music teaching, and professional opportunities such as Kindermusik, multi-cultural musical missions, and music retailing. Includes observations of various music learning situations.

Ed 201: Theories of Teaching & Learning 

Psychology as applied to education: original tendencies; laws of learning; amount, rate, limit, conditions, spread and permanence of improvement; mental work and fatigue; research; and individual differences. Sequential and incremental formal, structured clinical experiences in a school setting are included as part of this course.

Ed 250: Foundations in Early Child Care & Education 

An introduction to early care and education with an overview of the historical and theoretical foundations of developmentally appropriate practices. The course will also introduce students to state regulations and early learning standards with special emphasis on the importance of professionalism and applying a Scriptural, ministry-minded approach to working with young children and families.

Ed 260: Behavior & Development of the Young Child 

This course is an introduction to child growth and development, birth through age eight, with an emphasis on the interrelationships of the physical, intellectual, language, social, emotional and spiritual domains of development. Factors influencing development are also examined as are current and historical trends, issues, theories, research studies, and research methods used in the study of child development. Lab hours are integral components of this course.

Ed 300: Foundations in Instructional Technology 

An introductory course in educational technology for teachers. Students will be introduced to current media and computer technology for computer assisted instruction (CAI) and computer managed instruction (CMI). Instruction will be given in sources of and techniques for selection of computer hardware and educational software. Students will focus on software related to the grade levels and subject matter they are preparing to teach. This course requires computer literacy.

Ed 301: Technology in the Classroom 

An examination of the use of technology in the teaching and learning process. Particular emphasis will be given to educational software evaluation, multimedia design and development, and the use of internet resources in the classroom.

Prerequisite: Ed 300.

Ed 305: Foundations in Reading for Early Childhood & Elementary School Teachers 

This course examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy processes and instruction including oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. It also includes the historical progression of reading and writing instruction, and the role of professional learning, leadership, and judgment for teachers. This course is aligned with SC literacy competencies, ILA, CAEP, InTASC and ADEPT performance standards. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers.

Prerequisite: En 102.

Ed 306: Foundations in Reading for Middle School & High School Teachers 

This course examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy processes and instruction including oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. It also includes the historical progression of reading and writing instruction, and the role of professional learning, leadership, and judgment for teachers. This course is aligned with SC literacy competencies, ILA, CAEP, InTASC and ADEPT performance standards. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Requirement (Instructional) Endorsement in South Carolina for middle school and high school teachers.

Prerequisite: En 102.

Ed 321: Child Growth & Development 

The physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual growth of the child from infancy to adolescence. Emphasis on the development of the child in relation to the school.

Ed 322: Adolescent Growth & Development 

The physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual growth of the child from preadolescence to maturity. Emphasis on the development of the adolescent in relation to the school.

Ed 323: Introduction to Exceptional Learners 

History, legal foundations and current trends in special education, with surveys of the following exceptionalities: attention deficit disorders, emotional-behavior disorders, giftedness, health/physical impairments, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, mental retardation, speech/language disorders, visual impairments. Additional topics include assessment, parents and instructional planning.

Ed 330: ADEPT Preparation 

The course provides an intense study of the South Carolina ADEPT standards for assisting, developing, and evaluating professional teaching. It is designed to prepare the education student for the requirements of clinical practice. The course is for students in 9-12 programs and PreK-12 programs. Candidates will learn the ten ADEPT standards, comprehend their application to teaching, and produce their own application to teaching, along with a five-component long- range plan based on their practicum class of students. They will also learn about many current issues in education.

Ed 331: Practicum: Grades 9-12 

This course will provide structured opportunities to work with students of appropriate age for the program of study in which the student is preparing to teach. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards. Candidate's teaching will be evaluated using the South Carolina Standards for Assisting, Developing and Evaluating Professional Teaching (ADEPT).

Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy Passed.

Corequisite: Ed 330.

Ed 332: Practicum: Pre-K-3 

The purpose of this course is to provide structured opportunities to work with students of appropriate age for the program of study in which the student is preparing to teach. A minimum of 100 hours of supervised school activities must have been completed before student teaching. Acceptable activities include any activities which are normally part of a school program. Approximately 50 of the 100 hours will occur during this course. In addition, all students must have a minimum of 25 hours of church-related teaching activities. These activities may be completed anytime from the freshman year through the completion of this course. They may be done during the academic year, semester breaks, or summer vacation. Logs for recording all of these activities are available in the Education Office. Theselogs will become part of a student's portfolio. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards. Candidate's teaching will be evaluated using the South Carolina Standards for Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Teaching (ADEPT).

Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy Passed.

Corequisite: Ed 330.

Ed 333: Practicum: Grades 2-6 

The purpose of this course is to provide structured opportunities to work with children in school and classroom settings (grades 2-6). Candidates are required to create lessons plans based on South Carolina Academic Standards. Candidate's teaching will be evaluated using the South Carolina ADEPT Standards.

Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy Passed, Ed 301, Ed 361 or Ed 363 Prerequisite.

Corequisite: Ed 330.

Ed 334: Practicum: Grades 5-8 

This course will provide structured opportunities to work with students of appropriate age for the program of study in which the student is preparing to teach. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards. Candidate's teaching will be evaluated using the South Carolina Standards for Assisting, Developing and Evaluating Professional Teaching (ADEPT).

Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy Passed.

Corequisite: Ed 330.

Ed 340: Teaching English: Writing (9-12) 

Materials, methods, procedures, and related topics in the teaching of English language arts in grades 9-12. Emphasizes the educational aspects of organization and planning, as well as instructional strategies specific to the teaching of grammar and writing in the English class. Also includes reviews of educational literature, as well as of textbooks, supplemental materials, and educational software and nonprint media. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards and to research and participate in various teaching strategies.

Ed 341: Teaching Foreign Language (Pre-K-12) 

Materials, methods, national and state standards, and related topics in the teaching of a foreign language in the elementary school, middle school and high school. Also includes selection, evaluation, and use of educational software and Internet resources. Students will observe six demonstration classes in a local school. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards.

Ed 342: Teaching Social Studies (9-12) 

Materials, methods, procedures, and related topics in the teaching of social studies in the high school. Also includes selection, evaluation, and use of educational software. Methods of teaching the students to read the literature in the subject are emphasized. Students will observe six demonstration classes in a local school during the second eight weeks. Students will develop a resource unit.

Ed 343: Teaching Mathematics (9-12) 

Provides the prospective high school mathematics teacher with a broad background in special teaching methods related to mathematics and characteristics of mathematics. This course should prepare the student to make good decisions and balanced judgments about philosophy, textbooks, innovative ideas, curriculum content, teaching methods and strategies. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards.

Ed 344: Teaching Natural Science (9-12)

Materials, methods, procedures and related topics in the teaching of science in the middle and high school. Students will develop a teaching unit, do demonstrations and practice the most effective strategies in planning and implementing a science lesson. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards.

Ed 345: Teaching Reading & Writing in the Content Areas (9-12) 

Materials, methods, procedures, and related topics in the teaching of English language arts in grades 9-12. The purpose of the course is two-fold: writing - students explore how learners organize, plan, and write for understanding across content areas; reading - students explore the nature and meaning of comprehension and how teachers assist learners in these processes. Current theoretical and foundational considerations will help frame the exploration, modeling, and practice of a range of strategies for instruction. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina and Common Core Academic Standards and to participate in various classroom events.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

Ed 346: Teaching English: Literature (9-12) 

Materials, methods, procedures, and related topics in the teaching of American, British, and world literature/global studies in grades 9-12. Emphasizes the educational aspects of the learner, instructional strategies specific to the teaching of literature in the English class, and assessment. Also includes reviews of educational literature, as well as textbooks, supplemental materials, and software and nonprint media. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards and to research and participate in various teaching strategies.

Ed 347: Teaching Adolescent Literature 

This course provides an interpretive and critical study of literature for adolescents. It also addresses visual methods and media related to the study and presentation of adolescent literature, including graphic novels, interactive media, and arts integration resources.

Ed 351: Creative Experiences for Young Children 

An examination of the content and methods available to facilitate children's expression and learning through art, music, storytelling, and dramatic play within early care and education settings. Special emphasis on multiple intelligence theory and the use of the arts and creative experiences to enhance development across the curriculum. Students in this course will assist art instructors and complete lab hours within the campus school setting.

Ed 352: Early Childhood Curriculum 

Broad overview of materials and methods for teaching young children across developmental domains, with an emphasis on the SC Early Learning Standards. Candidate will write and teach a developmentally appropriate lesson in a Pre- K-3 setting.

Ed 353: Teaching Reading (Pre-K-3) 

This course presents practical methods for the teaching of reading and introduces comprehension and word recognition skills included in a developmental reading program for grades Pre-K-3. Assessment techniques appropriate for the subject matter and grade level will be presented. Each student participates in actual classroom observations and demonstration teaching. Teacher candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina English Language Arts Academic Standards.

Ed 354: Teaching Science (Pre-K-3) 

Introduction to strategies for teaching and learning basic Science process skills, principles, and concepts in the early childhood years (pre K-third grade), with special emphasis on active, hands-on, evidence-based instruction and materials, including technology tools. Candidates will gain and apply knowledge of the South Carolina ADEPT Performance Standards and prepare developmentally- appropriate activities and lesson and assessment plans based on national and South Carolina Academic Standards.

Ed 355: Teaching Social Studies (Pre-K-3) 

Introduction to strategies for teaching and learning of the social studies in the early childhood years (Pre K-third grade), with a special emphasis on children's spiritual, social and emotional development and on teaching and learning with music, movement, creative arts, technology tools, and inquiry and literature- based approaches. Candidates will gain and apply knowledge of the South Carolina ADEPT Performance Standards, prepare developmentally-appropriate activities and lesson and assessment plans based on national and South Carolina Academic Standards.

Ed 356: Teaching Language Arts (Pre-K-3) 

This course will focus on young children's development of literacy and language skills and on key learning theories, approaches, materials, and evidence-based strategies for teaching the English language arts in the early childhood years (Pre-K-third grade). Candidates will gain and apply knowledge of the South Carolina ADEPT Performance Standards, prepare developmentally-appropriate lessons based on national and South Carolina Academic Standards, and use a variety of instructional resources and materials, including the tools of technology.

Ed 357: Teaching Mathematics (Pre-K-3) 

An emphasis on the development of young children's mathematical thinking and problem solving abilities, along with the fundamental principles of mathematics and evidenced-based practices for teaching and learning math in the early childhood years (Pre-K-third grade). Candidates will gain and apply knowledge of the South Carolina ADEPT Performance Standards, prepare developmentally-appropriate activities and lesson and assessment plans based on national and South Carolina Academic Standards, and use a variety of instructional resources and materials, including tools of technology.

Prerequisites: Ma 109, Ma 110.

Ed 358: Home, School & Community Relations 

A study of child, family, school, and community partnerships, with a special emphasis on parent communication and education, parenting styles, family systems theories, child abuse/neglect, and strategies for creating respectful, reciprocal relationships with families, other professionals, and community organizations. Strategies for designing safe and healthy environments for young children, for linking families with school and community resources, and for involving families and communities in children's education are presented. Students complete an 8-10 hour service learning project in a local agency serving young children and families.

Ed 360: Teaching Mathematics (2-6) 

Fundamental principles of mathematics, including the basic operations of arithmetic, fractions, decimals, and the like, with practical applications especially for elementary school teachers. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards.

Prerequisites: Ma 109, Ma 110, Ed 301.

Ed 361: Teaching Social Studies (2-6) 

An examination of the time, content, goals and methods of teaching man's relationship to God, others and the environment. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards.

Ed 362: Teaching Reading (2-6) 

This course presents practical methods for the teaching of reading and introduces comprehension and word recognition skills included in a developmental reading program for grades 2-6. Assessment techniques appropriate for the subject matter and grade level will be presented. Each student participates in teaching lessons to elementary students. Teacher candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina English Language Arts Academic Standards.

Prerequisites: Ed 363, Ed 301.

Ed 363: Teaching Language Arts (2-6) 

Fundamental principles of teaching the total language arts curriculum. Supplemental and motivational materials for all levels and areas of language arts will be investigated. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina English Language Arts Academic Standards.

Ed 364: Teaching Science (2-6) 

Methods and materials for teaching science in a regular classroom are presented for grades 2-6. Assessment techniques appropriate for the subject matter and grade level will be presented. Each student participates in actual elementary science lessons within the classroom and demonstration teaching. Teacher candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Science Academic Standards.

Prerequisites: Sc 103, Sc 105, Ed 301.

Ed 365: Prescriptive Reading Practicum 

This course will help students assess reading difficulties and prescribe appropriate corrective techniques. Students will become familiar with current remedial reading programs and will develop activities for use when interacting with individuals having varying reading difficulties. Opportunities to work with individuals will be provided.

Prerequisites: Ed 353 or Ed 362 Prerequisite.

Ed 366: Children's Literature 

Interpretative and critical study of literature suitable for children. Addresses subject matter, literary style and methods of illustration.

Prerequisites: Ed 300, Ed 353 or Ed 362 Prerequisite.

Ed 370: Teaching English: Writing (5-8)

Materials, methods, procedures, and related topics in the teaching of English language arts in grades 5-8. Emphasizes the educational aspects of organization and planning, as well as instructional strategies specific to the teaching of grammar and writing in the English class. Also includes reviews of educational literature, as well as of textbooks, supplemental materials, and educational software and nonprint media. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards and to research and participate in various teaching strategies.

Prerequisite: Ed 323.

Ed 372: Teaching Social Studies (5-8) 

Materials, methods, procedures and related topics in the teaching of social studies in the high school. Also includes selection, evaluation and use of educational software. Methods of teaching the students to read the literature in the subject are emphasized. Students will observe six demonstration classes in a local school during the second eight weeks. Students will develop a resource unit. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards. Prerequisite: completion of two-thirds of required courses for licensure .

Ed 373: Teaching Mathematics (5-8) 

Provides the prospective middle school mathematics teacher with a broad background in special teaching methods related to mathematics and characteristics of mathematics. The course precedes student teaching so some practical teaching experience is provided. This course should prepare the student to make good decisions and balanced judgments about philosophy, textbooks, innovative ideas, curriculum content, teaching methods and strategies. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards. Prerequisite: completion of two-thirds of required courses for certification.

Ed 374: Teaching Natural Science (5-8) 

Materials, methods, procedures and related topics in the teaching of science in the middle school. Emphasis is on the creative and dynamic teaching of science. Students will develop a teaching unit, do demonstrations, and practice the most effective strategies in planning and implementing a science lesson. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards. Prerequisite: completion of two-thirds of required courses for licensure.

Ed 375: Teaching Reading & Writing in the Content Areas (5-8) 

Materials, methods, procedures, and related topics in the teaching of English language arts in grades 5-8. The purpose of the course is two-fold: writing - students explore how learners organize, plan, and write for understanding across content areas; reading - students explore the nature and meaning of comprehension and how teachers assist learners in these processes. Current theoretical and foundational considerations will help frame the exploration, modeling, and practice of a range of strategies for instruction. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina and Common Core Academic Standards and to participate in various classroom events.

Ed 376: Teaching English: Literature (5-8) 

Materials, methods, procedures, and related topics in the teaching of American, British, and world literature/global studies in grades 5-8. Emphasizes the educational aspects of the learner, instructional strategies specific to the teaching of literature in the English class, and assessment. Also includes reviews of educational literature, as well as textbooks, supplemental materials, and software and nonprint media. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards and to research and participate in various teaching strategies.

Ed 379: Middle School Curriculum & Organization 

This course will provide an overview of the development of the middle school in America and an overview of philosophy, integrated curriculum, advisory, interdisciplinary teams, scheduling, collaboration, classroom management and cooperative learning techniques in the middle school. Guidance in planning appropriate learning experiences for middle school will be provided.

Ed 381: Introduction to Technology in Music Education 

An overview of current technologies as they relate to music education. Topics include computer and internet awareness, productivity software, MIDI sequencing, an introduction to digital audio recording and editing, notation software, and computer-assisted instruction. Applications include Microsoft Office Suite, Audacity, Logic, and Finale.

Prerequisites: Mu 101, MT 106.

Ed 385: Elementary School Music 

Materials, methods, and procedures for the teaching of music in the primary and intermediate grades. Also includes selection, evaluation and use of educational software as well as guidelines for relating the child to music and for providing a balanced music education curriculum. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards.

Ed 386: Secondary School Music 

Materials, methods and procedures for the teaching of music in the junior and senior high schools. The place of music in the life of the adolescent; class instruction in voice, band and orchestral instruments; and the changing voice, voice testing, part-singing and articulation of music education between the elementary and secondary levels. Methods of teaching the students to read the literature in the subject are emphasized. Candidates are required to create lessons based on the South Carolina Academic Standards.

Ed 450: Classroom Management (Pre-K-6) 

This course is an introduction to Pre-K-6 classroom management techniques. Topics include: physical space, behavioral norms, safety, time management, managing student work and managing other special classroom needs. NOTE: This course is available only on the block to students who are in clinical practice.

Ed 451: Classroom Management (5-12) 

Designed to assist middle level and secondary level teacher candidates to develop skills to help them effectively handle student behavior. The ultimate goal is to prepare teachers to be effective managers of their classrooms so student learning is maximized. NOTE: This course is available only on the block to students who are in clinical practice.

Ed 462: Assessment (Pre-K-6) 

A practical emphasis on constructing classroom tests, grading, and administering and interpreting standardized tests. Appropriate probability and statistical techniques are incorporated. Offered first two weeks as part of block program for education majors. For Early Childhood and Elementary Education majors and for students in Pre-K-12 programs who prefer to work with students in lower grades.

Ed 463: Assessment (5-12) 

A practical emphasis on constructing classroom tests, grading, and administering and interpreting standardized tests. Appropriate probability and statistical techniques are incorporated. Offered first two weeks as part of block program for education majors. For Middle School and Secondary Education majors and students in upper-level grades.

Ed 490: Field Experience: International Placement 

Supervised teaching experiences in an international setting.

Ed 499: Clinical Practice 

Observation, participation, conferencing, and actual teaching are done for at least 60 full days. Student teachers will be evaluated on their classroom management and their use of current methods of teaching and planning. In addition, students will show ability to use information to develop instruction to meet the needs of individual students. Student teachers will meet in a weekly seminar with university supervisors during the semester they are student teaching. These meetings are designed to monitor and coordinate the student's progress throughout the clinical practice assignment. Students are required to apply for Clinical Practice and be fully admitted to the professional teacher preparation program one academic year prior to the semester they plan to do clinical practice.

Ed 605: History & Philosophy of Education 

Beginnings of the American system of education, survey of theories of education; factors and forces changing American education philosophies of learning applied to contemporary educational problems. This course is designed to equip and motivate educators and administrators to understand, critically appraise and apply the historical and philosophical foundations of education in developing their educational theory and practice.

Ed 625: Family, School & Community Relationships 

This course will examine the changing structure and demographics of the family and implications for education. Current models and strategies for effective home, school and community partnerships will be reviewed with special emphasis on practical applications of these strategies in candidates' own school settings. Course topics include theories of family systems, parenting, parent education, child abuse/neglect and bullying.

Ed 632: Best Practices in Instructional Strategies 

Effective teaching involves using a variety of instructional strategies, designed with specific learners in mind. This course explores the development and practical application of numerous strategies. Students will be introduced to the Five Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This class is mostly project based.

Ed 634: Providing Instruction for Exceptional Learning Needs 

This course focuses on developing the student's understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to increase effectiveness in meeting the needs of diverse learners through appropriate instructional, curricular and behavioral strategies.

Ed 635: Critical Issues in Education 

This course is designed to explore critical issues in both public and private education. Topics discussed are organized around the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards categories of learner and learning, content knowledge, instructional practice and professional responsibility. Candidates will read, summarize, analyze and discuss educational issues with other candidates and faculty

Ed 638: Curriculum Development & Design 

This course is an overview of the history and theories of curriculum development and their application to K-12 schools. Designing and implementing effective curriculum and learning based on a school's philosophy of education.

Ed 661: Assessment of Learning 

The appraisal of a student's intellectual capacity and aspects of personality; the interpretation of educational data using descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal probability curve and graphs. Attention is also given to test construction and the development of a testing program.

Ed 667: Technology in Education 

This course is a practical examination of current technology applications and their integration in education. The hands-on learning environment provides the professional educator with the tools needed to enhance skills in technology and apply these skills in a variety of settings.

Ed 690: Research in Education 

This course introduces educational research, statistics, and testing; and is designed to familiarize the student with the terminology, basic concepts and tools necessary to critique and interpret published research.

Ed 691: Readings in Education 

Independent study through the use of readings with special emphasis on selected areas from the field of education.

Ed 695: Action Research Project 

Supervised experience in an area of fieldwork under the direction of faculty; including papers, unit work samples, video-taped lessons--uploaded and critiqued--all tied to coursework taken previously in the MEd Program. Students must be teaching in a traditional K-12 classroom during the semester this course is taken.

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