EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course for an associate's degree or for entry into teacher education programs
Description

This course engages students in observations, interactions, reflections, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues based on their historical and philosophical underpinnings. Students will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia, including national and global perspectives. Against this backdrop, students will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education, schooling, and use of technology in a diverse culture and examine the moral, legal, and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. Students complete a 10 hour field placement and a criminal background check.

EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course for an associate's degree or for entry into teacher education programs
Description

Given the rapidly changing demographics in our state and country this course is designed to focus on 1) the nature and function of culture and social class in schooling; 2) ethical strategies for observing, analyzing, and comparing differences related to ethnicity, race, class, persons with exceptionalities, gender and sexual identity, religion, and language; 3) the influences of culture on learning, development, and pedagogy, and 4) ways to develop a culturally responsive classroom. Students complete a 10 hour field placement and a criminal background check. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course for an associate's degree or for entry into teacher education programs
Description

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of theories and research findings in the field of educational psychology with an emphasis on learning. Students will compare and contrast neurological research and various learning theories (e.g., Behaviorism, Social Learning, Cognitive Learning, Constructivism, and Information Processing) as they apply to classroom practice. Attention will be paid to the role of individual differences in learning, including development, and on ways to promote learning for all students through effective use of instructional design, technology, academic language, and assessment. Students complete a 10 hour field placement and a criminal background check.

EDUC 2152 Birth and Parenthood
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Pregnancy, birth, and parenting; fatherhood and motherhood in a social and historical context.

EDUC 2300 Introduction to Child Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will engage teacher candidates in the principles of child growth and development from conception through early childhood with a particular focus from birth to 5 years of age. The course will cover the major theories, principles, and research concerning the physical, cognitive, intellectual, emotional, and social aspects of development in children including typical and atypical developmental expectations. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

EDUC 3010 Introduction to Urban Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course focuses on educating students of diversity: (cultural/ethnic, language, gender, religious, socioeconomic, and ability/disability) in urban settings and the equity issues involved in educating all children. Major emphases include understanding the role of educators’ expectations, knowledge and pedagogy on student expectations and learning; and on the development of viable interpersonal communication, and instructional techniques for diverse urban classrooms. Cities Perspectives Course.

EDUC 3100 Introduction to Careers in Human Learning and Development-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students gain knowledge of the human learning and development field, including overviews of graduate programs, internships, and careers associated with the following areas: behavior and learning disabilities, child growth and development, educational psychology, learning technologies, and physical health and activity. Topics include creation of professional resources (i.e. resumes, letters of interest, goal statements); overview of graduate programs in the disciplinary fields, and internship and career experiences associated with the disciplines. This course has been identified as a Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course.

EDUC 3333 Field Experiences in International Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements Students must participate in the international travel required for this course
Description

Modern communication technologies have increasingly made the countries of the world more interdependent. This interdependency can be either positive or negative. This course seeks to provide students with a global perspective on education and society, and its impact on both culture and world affairs. This course will concentrate specifically on the educational system and customs of the host country. Lectures and class discussions, utilizing the student’s first hand experiences, will be directed toward cultural analysis of the host country with special focus on how educational systems help shape national consciousness. Global Perspectives Course. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Cross-listed with EDUC 7777.

EDUC 4660 Field Based Research in Urban Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A grade of "C" or higher is required
Description

This class is an introduction to the field methods of educational research, with a focus on ethnographic observation and interviewing. The methods of data collection, the social role of the field worker, the ethics of research and qualitative methodology will be addressed through a workshop approach. Students will design a proposal as the final research project for the course. Cities Perspectives Course. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

EDUC 4670 Internship in Human Learning and Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites permission of instructor and successful completion of EDUC 3100
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required. Internship in a discipline associated with Human Learning and Development (Behavior and Learning Disabilities, Child Growth and Development, Counseling, Educational Psychology, Learning Technology, Physical Activity and Health). The course can be repeated. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

EDUC 4750 Clinical Experience
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Successful completion of the final student teaching or practica course offered in a teacher preparation program, recommendation of program coordinator, and permission of instructor
Description

The purpose of this course is to provide for extended clinical experience beyond the student teaching or practicum requirements included in a teacher preparation program.

EDUC 4982 Undergraduate Research in Urban Education
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites EDUC 4660, EPRS 4900, or Permission of the Instructor
Description

This course provides opportunities for students to complete an inquiry project focusing on an issue in urban education. Students experience hands-on involvement in research through close participation with an experienced faculty researcher. Cities Perspectives Course. This course may include a Signature Experience component.