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Elementary-Middle Education Course Descriptions

EME 206   Health and Physical Education Curriculum and Methods

2 credits

A course designed to help the student gain an understanding of health and physical education curriculum and instruction at the elementary school level. It provides an overview of planning, organization, management, and assessment of developmentally appropriate content and methodology. Laboratory experiences will provide the student practice in instructional methods and techniques.

EME 303   Primary Reading: Teaching and Assessment   

3 credits

Reading is a complex process that is best developed through both holistic and systematic methods. This course is intended to provide an overview of early reading and writing, instructional strategies in word recognition, including phonemic awareness and phonics, vocabulary development, and comprehension. It was designed to encompass both the theoretical and practical aspects of learning how to teach and assess reading in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary grade classrooms.

 EME 304   Intermediate Reading: Teaching and Assessment

3 credits

Prerequisite: EME 303

This course is designed for teachers of intermediate or early adolescent students. Emphasis will be placed on a developmental approach to teaching reading which uses a balanced approach to meeting the needs of the students. Strategies for teaching fluency, vocabulary and word study, and comprehension will be studied to enable learners to become independent and competent readers. The reading/writing connection will be expanded upon. Assessment and evaluation will be taught as a means to inform instruction. 

EME 306   Music Curriculum and Methods

2 credits

Prerequisite: MUS 101 or 200 or 202 or 203 or 205

A course to prepare early childhood and elementary-middle education majors to teach music in the classroom through study of the musical needs of the child: singing, moving, playing classroom instruments, listening, and creating.

 EME 311   Art Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Schools

2 credits

Prerequisite: ART 103

A course that provides students with an opportunity to apply experiences gained in ART 103 and to apply learning theories of art education to the aesthetic dimension of education. Education majors gain insight into the importance of art education, into past and present art education perspectives and into the implementation of quality art lessons. These insights, along with in-class practice, develop competence in art instruction at early childhood, elementary, and middle-school levels.

EME 312   Teaching Language Arts 

3 credits

Prerequisite: EME 321

Students study the interrelationships among the various receptive and expressive language arts. This course is designed to encompass both the theoretical and practical aspects of language arts instruction based upon the competence, performance, and

knowledge levels of children at various stages of language development. Emphasis is on exploring various instructional and evaluation procedures in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and spelling, including phonetic strategies, grammar usage and handwriting. This course is designed to encompass both the theoretical and practical aspects of language arts instruction based upon the competence, performance, and knowledge levels of children at various stages of language development.

 EME 316   Mathematics Curriculum and Methods

3 credits

Prerequisite: MAT 150, 151 with a grade of C or better

A course that provides students with experiences using methodologies recommended for the effective teaching of mathematics. Students evaluate mathematics curricula and supplementary materials using specific assessment tools. Students review mathematics theory and content necessary for teaching early childhood, elementary, and middle school levels.

EME 321   Children's Literature       

3 credits

Students will gain appreciation and knowledge of the many kinds of literature available to children.  Strategies for evaluating and choosing appropriate literature for children at various stages of development according to their interest, needs, and individual abilities will be presented. This course would be appropriate for anyone interacting with children, whether in a personal or professional manner.

 EME 322   Social Studies Curriculumand Methods

3 credits

Prerequisite: HIS 101; HIS 102 or 111 or 112; and POS 205

A course that explores the disciplines that comprise the social studies core and also stresses the importance of addressing environmental issues. Students study a variety of methodologies and materials and have opportunities to teach social studies lessons, and discuss value clarification processes, questioning techniques, and current issues and social studies education.

 EME 332   Science Curriculum and Methods

3 credits

Prerequisite: ENS/BIO 104 or BIO 100 and BIO 150; and PHS 108 or 102 or 201 or CHE 101 or PHS 110

This course gives students opportunities to peer-teach science lessons using inquiry and process-oriented methodologies. They evaluate science curricula and materials using specific criteria, and review physical, biological and earth science content necessary for teaching for the early childhood, elementary, and middle school grades.

EME 420   Clinical Practice and Seminar -Elementary - Grades 1-6    

6 credits

(Early childhood majors only)

A supervised teaching experience at the elementary level that provides an opportunity for practical application of educational theory and research. The seminar is designed for students to reflect upon and analyze teaching experiences and discuss relevant issues such as ethics, communication and classroom management.

 EME 430   Clinical Practice and Seminar -Elementary - Grades 1-8                

1-12 credits

A supervised teaching experience at the elementary/middle school level that provides an opportunity for practical application of educational theory and research. The seminar is designed for students to reflect upon and analyze teaching experiences and discuss relevant issues such as ethics, communication and classroom management.

 EME 450   Clinical Practice and Seminar - Minor

3 credits

A supervised teaching experience in an academic content area at the middle level that provides an opportunity for practical application of educational theory and research. The seminar is designed for students to reflect upon and analyze teaching experiences and discuss relevant issues such as ethics, communication and classroom management.

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