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GENERAL EDUCATION DESIGNATION

DEPARTMENTS OFFERING DIVERSIFICATION COURSES

Exceptional Students and ElementaryEducation (ESEE)

College of Education

ESEE 310 Learner in the Environment I: Social and Cultural Contexts for Learning (3) Knowledge and skills related to the context of teaching. Teacher candidates will examine the impact of culture, family, school, classroom, and individual characteristics on learning. A-F only.

ESEE 311 Learner in the Environment II: Classroom and Behavior Management (3) Teacher candidates will gain the ability to establish, maintain, and (when necessary) restore the classroom as an effective environment for teaching and learning. A-F only.

ESEE 312 Learner in the Environment III: Behavior Project Implementation (3) Teacher candidates demonstrate the ability to establish, maintain, and (when necessary) restore the classroom as an effective environment for teaching and learning. Candidates demonstrate ability to identify maladaptive student behaviors and implement effective, research-based interventions. A-F only.

ESEE 320 Assessment I: Foundations of Assessment (3) Introduction to foundational aspects of assessment and emphasizes the importance of linking assessment with planning and instruction. Candidates develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions important for designing, implementing, and analyzing effective assessments for diverse learners. A-F only.

ESEE 321 Assessment II: Formal Assessment (3) Understand techniques in the assessment, planning, and instructional process appropriate for students with mild/moderate disabilities. Individualized program development facilitates inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education environment is stressed. A-F only.

ESEE 330 Planning and Instruction: Introduction to Inclusive Teaching (3) Teacher candidates learn to differentiate instruction based on learner needs, planning to facilitate inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education environment through evidence based practice. A-F only.

ESEE 331 Planning and Instruction: Science (3) Examination of content, processes, strategies, and issues related to the teaching and learning of science in elementary settings, K-6. Candidates learn to differentiate instruction based on learner needs, using evidence-based practices. A-F only.

ESEE 332 Planning and Instruction: Mathematics in Inclusive Settings (3) Prepares beginning elementary school teachers of mathematics, K-6. Candidates learn to differentiate instruction based on learner needs, planning to facilitate inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education environment through evidence-based practices. A-F only.

ESEE 333 Planning and Instruction: STEM (3) Examination of content, processes, strategies, and issues related to teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) content for inclusive elementary classrooms, K-6. Teacher candidates focus on planning, teaching, and assessing STEM. A-F only.

ESEE 334 Planning and Instruction: Integrating Social Studies and the Performing Arts (3) Integrates Social Studies and Performing Arts content in K-6 classrooms. Teacher candidates challenge students in inclusive setting to engage with social issues through active, collaborative, expressive, aesthetic, creative, and critical pedagogy. A-F only.

ESEE 340 Planning and Instruction, Literacy I: Teaching Children to Read in Inclusive Settings, K-3 (3) Overview of principles and practices for teaching reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) to diverse elementary students, grades K-3; including planning, instruction, and assessment. A-F only.

ESEE 341 Planning and Instruction, Literacy II: Teaching Children to Read in Inclusive Settings, Grades 4-6 (3) Teacher candidates demonstrate essential reading comprehension strategies, engaging students in complex text by planning, instructing, and assessing elementary students in grades 4-6, in inclusive settings. A-F only.

ESEE 342 Planning and Instruction, Literacy III: Writing and Visual Arts in Inclusive Settings, K-6 (3) Methods, programs, and strategies for planning, teaching, and assessing writing for elementary students in inclusive settings, grades K-6. Visual arts methods are integrated to develop visual literacy. A-F only.

ESEE 350 Field Experience I: Response to Intervention in Reading (4) Teacher candidates in this field based course will use an evidence-based practice in reading within a response to intervention (Rtl) framework. Supervision provided by participating site personnel and college supervisor. A-F only.

ESEE 351 Field Rounds (2) Field-based course engages teacher candidates in a variety of purposeful observation and reflection activities aligned with course work. Field settings are appropriate to concurrent classes; supervision provided by participating site personnel and college supervisor. A-F only.

ESEE 352 Field Experience II: Elementary and Special Education Classroom Settings (4) Teacher candidates are immersed in a general education, inclusion, or a self-contained special education field setting. A mentor teacher and a field supervisor from the university provide support and oversight. A-F only.

ESEE 353 Field Experience III: Elementary and Special Education Classroom Settings (4) Teacher candidates are immersed in a general education, inclusion, or a self-contained special education field setting. A mentor teacher and a field supervisor from the university provide support and oversight. A-F only.

ESEE 354 Student Teaching in Elementary and Special Education Classrooms (10) Full-time student teaching in grades K-6 in an elementary school inclusion classroom, or a combination of general education and special education settings. The experience is directed by a qualified mentor teacher and has university-provided supervision. A-F only.

ESEE 355 Seminar for Student Teaching (2) Seminar to support student teaching experiences and prepare teacher candidates to transition into a full time teacher, examine ethical issues in the field, prepare for employment, and demonstrate ability to meet professional standards. A-F only.