5 Weeks - June 1st Session

  • This course investigates exceptionalities as defined according to federal educational guidelines, including visual impairment, hearing impairment, learning special needs, intellectual disability, physically and health impaired, behaviorally disordered, communication disorders, and gifted.  This introductory course will familiarize students with various categories of special needs.  This course is a prerequisite for other special education courses and serves to prepare elementary and early childhood majors who serve children with special needs in their classrooms. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course reviews information and communication technologies and how they are used in education.  It reviews and provides hands-on experiences with educational technologies; including, but not limited to, computer systems and peripherals, computer operating systems, and application software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, graphics software, and others); internet resources and issues; video technologies; video teleconferencing and broadcast systems; on-line course management systems; and testing systems.  The course will also review the national and local goals, standards, and issues in the use of education technologies for students, teachers, and administrators.  Students will be able to prepare on-line lesson plans for the elementary grade classrooms.  Lab work includes hands-on experience in the course software and its application to the elementary learning environment. (Note: 3 lecture credits and 1 lab credit)

  • This course is designed to introduce student to a research-based theoretical framework for the schooling of language minority students. In addition, this course will examine the underpinnings of primary language development, second language acquisition, and the relationship of both to normal school achievement. The course will explore instructional methods and techniques recommended for language minority students. (Note: 3 lecture credits)