T&L 250 Introduction to Education - 3 credits
Prerequisite: At least 30 completed redits. This course is designed for students exploring the profession of teaching in early hildhood, elementary, middle, or secondary schools. It is an introduction to the study if education that explores the foundations of education, how learners differ, and the ,ocial and political contexts of schools. Students complete a classroom field experience, explore related literature, and participate in role-playing, simulations, and peer-teaching. This course also introduces students to both the 1NTASC Principles, which guide our preparation of teachers, and to the Senior Capstone Experience.
T&L 252 Child Development - 3 credits
Study of the growth and developmental process through adolescence. A basis for understanding basic needs of the normal child and means of meeting them in the child's home and community environment.
T&L 339 Technology for Teachers - 2 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to Teaching and Learning Department. Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts and operations that not only support classroom curriculum but provide an avenue for continuing professional development. Students will learn to apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. The class will help students understand the social, ethical, legal and human issues that surround the use of technology in PK-12 schools.
T&L 345 Curriculum Development and Instruction - 3 credits
Prerequisites: T&L 250 and admission to teacher education. A general curriculum development and instruction course designed for the undergraduate pre-service secondary teacher across all disciplines. It introduces and provides practice in planning, multiple instructional strategies, and methods of formal and informal assessment. It considers the impact of historical foundations, teaching philosophy, discipline standards, knowledge of diverse learners and special needs, and technology on curriculum development.
T&L 350 Development and Education of the Adolescent - 3 credits
Prerequisites: T&L 250 and admission to teacher education. A comprehensive examination of the characteristics and behavior of the adolescent student with implications for curriculum and instruction in the junior/middle and high schools. Topics covered will be transition from childhood to adolescence, including cognitive development, self-concept, physiological changes, social needs and values, and values and attitudes of adolescents. This course will provide an understanding of the wide range of differences in developmental patterns of children and the influences of economic, sociological and psychological factors in development.
T&L 386 Field Experience - 1 credit
Prerequisites: T&L 250 and admission to the professional program. Supervised tutorial or apprentice teaching, experience in an early childhood, K-12 classroom, university or community setting approved by the program area. Optional. S/U grading.
T&L 390 Special Topics - 1-3 credits
May be repeated. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education.
T&L 400 Methods and Materials - 3 credits
Prerequisites: T&L 250, 345 and admission to teacher education. Corequisite: T&L 486. Various teaching methods and strategies and the materials used in teaching in a subject area. Some offered F only; some F,S. See adviser. Some Methods and Materials courses carry an academic department prefix and number. The number of methods courses required by a department may vary. Consult with an adviser.
T&L 432 Classroom Management - 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. The purpose of this class is to study factors that influence classroom behavior and examine a variety of techniques that can be used in planning for positive classroom management. This course views classroom management from a humanistic position but does not assume a single method as the "best" approach. Students are expected to develop their own eclectic style during the course of this class.
T&L 433 Multicultural Education - 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. This class takes an anthropological view of multicultural education. It will help students better understand students in culturally diverse classrooms as well as preparing them to teach about cultural diversity. This class examines several cultures but is particularly interested in Native Americans of North Dakota.
T&L 486 Field Experience - 1-4 credits (Repeatable to 16)
Prerequisites for elementary education majors: Admission to Teacher Education; grade of C or better in the following courses: T&L 250, 315, 328 or 329, 335, Math 103 or equivalent, and Math 277; GPA of 2.75 or better. Prerequisites also include Art 460, Music 243, 443 or 449, and PEX 300. Supervised tutorial or apprentice teaching experience in an early childhood, K-12 classroom, university, or community setting approved by the program area. S/U grading.
T&L 487 Student Teaching - 4-16 credits
If repeated, Student Teaching would be taken in a different program area. Prerequisite: Permission of program. Provides student with the opportunity to assume the role of a classroom teacher in an educational setting under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a University faculty member. S/U grading.
T&L 488 Senior Seminar - 1 credit
S-U grading only. A discussion of problems, professional obligations, and careers in teaching. To be taken concurrently with or the semester prior to student teaching.
T&L 495 Independent Study - 1-4 credits, repeatable to 8
This course is designed for the interested student's pursuit of an area of study not offered through regular courses. In addition, students can continue to pursue subject matter covered in courses in greater depth.