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EDUCATION (ED)

Updated for 2013-2014

ED 100 Introduction to Education and Teaching (3) ED 100 is an introductory course where students will learn about the teaching profession, the professional teacher, and the learner. The roles and responsibilities of the educator and the educational system in Hawai’i will be examined. Students will also learn about diverse learners and learning styles and theories. Creating a positive learning environment, managing classrooms effectively, and developing and conducting standards-based lesson plans will be covered. Students will also explore various careers in education.

Rec Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or placement in ENG 100, or equivalent , or consent of instructor. ED 279 Educational Media and Technology (3) Introduction to theories, application of principles, acquisition of practical skills of educational media relevant to teaching/learning situations, in classroom as well as non-school settings. (formerly ED 297A) Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or placement of ENG 100 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

ED 284 Foundations of Inclusion in Teaching (3) Foundations of Inclusion in Teaching explores historical and contemporary educational contexts, laws, policies and practices that support special student populations. Curriculum is focused on the demonstration and application of supportive and age appropriate instructional goals, experiences and assessments. Special populations in need of an inclusive setting include all students, but this course is specifically focused on Native Hawaiians, students from poverty, and low-income communities, and all students with IEPs and special needs. (Formerly ED 297S) Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent with a C or better; or placement in ENG 100; or consent of instructor; and at least one prior ED course. Recommended Preparation: Students should be prepared to travel off campus for field visits and interviews.

ED 285 Classroom Management within the Instructional Process (3) An introductory course which offers the student exposure to the various issues of classroom management. The professional role of the teacher, development of positive and inclusive classroom culture, planning for effective instruction, and proactive approaches to supporting student behaviors and community relationships will be addressed. Learning will focus on the development of values oriented and organized learning environments. Students will learn how to develop classroom discipline and individualized behavior plans. Behavioral assessment, strategies and interventions will be introduced. Learning styles, theory, instructional assessment, planning and delivery will be explored.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent; or placement in ENG 100 or consent of the instructor.

10 hours of Service Learning is required.

ED 286 Students with Exceptionalities I (3)

ED 286 is the first of a two-course series that addresses the issues confronted by individuals who currently work, or plan to work, with students with exceptionalities. For this course, exceptionalities include mental retardation, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, etc. ED 286 focuses on historical and legal perspectives, the characteristics of exceptional students, their strengths and needs, strategies to work effectively with each student and family, cultural considerations, and transition issues.

Prerequisite: Completion of ED 285 or equivalent with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

ED 287 Students with Exceptionalities II (3)

ED 287 is the second of a two-course series that addresses the issues confronted by individuals who currently work, or plan to work, with students with exceptionalities. For this course, exceptionalities include emotional or behavioral disorders, deaf and hard-of-hearing, autism, multiple/severe disabilities, gifted and talented, etc. ED 287 continues to focus on historical and legal perspectives, the characteristics of exceptional students, their strengths and needs, strategies to work effectively with each student and family, cultural considerations, and transition issues.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of “C” or better or placement in ENG 100 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

ED 289 Educational Psychology (3) This course introduces students to major concepts and principles in the field of educational psychology that form the foundations of learning and instruction. Students will examine various development domains and learning theories and translate this knowledge into effective teaching practices for motivating learners with diverse needs. While traditionally educational psychology focuses on the teaching profession, this course is open for all students interested in developing a deeper understanding on how humans learn. (Previously offered as an experimental course, PSY 298) Prerequisite: Psychology 100 with a grade of C or better and completion of English 22 with a grade of C or better or placement in English 100 or equivalent.

ED 290 Foundations of Education (3) This is an introductory course that provides a broad yet detailed exposure to the American Educational System, an introduction to the teaching profession and a knowledge base of contemporary issues in Education. Students will examine the structure, culture, and curriculum of schools and the broad forces (historical, philosophical, legal and financial) that shape the foundation of our educational system.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or placement in ENG 100 or equivalent.

ED 291 Developing Language & Literacy I (3)

This is an introductory class for students interested in becoming educational assistants, as well as teachers in elementary, secondary or special ed. classrooms. Through a balanced literacy approach, instruction will include developmental stages of reading and writing, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development and text comprehension. The major characteristics of multi-level literacy instruction and assessment techniques will also be examined.

10 hours of Service-Learning is required.

Prerequisite: ENG 22, ESL 22 or placement in ENG 100, ENG 100E or consent of instructor.

ED 292 Developing Language & Literacy II (3)

This course provides language and literacy instruction for students interested in a career as an educational assistant or teaching in the elementary, secondary or special education classroom. This course will focus on methodologies, strategies, and materials for teaching a multi-leveled, balanced literacy program to K-12 students. Special focus will be on developing effective practices to promote literacy skills among students of diverse cultures, languages, gender, ethnicity, and children with special needs. The content will include modeled instruction demonstrating the application of theory in the stages of reading and writing development. Students will build upon skills learned in Language and Literacy I, guiding instruction from learning to read, to reading to learn.

Prerequisite: ED 291

ED 294 Introduction To Multicultural Education (3)

Reflective practitioners realize that in order to create a community of learners, we must first build that community by celebrating diversity. This introduction to Multicultural education will integrate discussion, “hands-on” activities, skills and methods to develop an awareness and sensitivity to the challenges facing K-12 educators in today’s classrooms. Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better OR placement in ENG 100 or equivalent or consent of the instructor.

ED 295 Service Learning (1)

Field Experience in Education is a culmination of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions learned in the AAT program. Students will engage in observations of, and reflection on, classsroom teachers and their interactions with students. They will also engage in seminar discussion with their peers about their experiences and observations in the classroom. All students will have the opportunity to work with classroom teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to give them a broad range of experience and exposure to K-12 education. 20 hours of Service Learning is required. This course is a hybrid with 4 in class sessions required. Accommodations will be made for off island students.

Prerequisite: ED 290, ED 285, ED 291, and ED 294, or consent of instructor. ED 295A Practicum I: Alternative Certification for CTE Teacher Licensure The Alternative Certification for Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher licensure program will prepare candidates who have content knowledge with the pedagogy necessary to become effective practitioners in CTE classrooms at the secondary level. A critical component of the program is the supervised practicum where knowledge of content and strategies for best teaching practice will be integrated and polished. Through extensive mentoring and performance evaluations completed by program faculty, CTE teacher candidates will be well prepared to meet the high standards for licensure and practice. Practicum I will provide mentoring for the CTE candidate as they intern in their own CTE high school classroom. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Alternative Certification for CTE Teacher Licensure program. Requirements for admission: Praxis I with a passing score, Minimum of an Associate Degree, Minimum of 3 years industry experience; Candidates entering with a bachelors degree are not required to take the Praxis I exam for admission.

ED 295B Practicum II: Alternative Certification for CTE Teacher Licensure The Alternative Certification for Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher licensure program will prepare candidates who have content knowledge with the pedagogy necessary to become effective practitioners in CTE classrooms at the secondary level. A critical component of the program is the supervised practicum where knowledge of content and strategies for best teaching practice will be integrated and polished. Through extensive mentoring and performance evaluations completed by program faculty, CTE teacher candidates will be well prepared to meet the high standards for licensure and practice. Practicum II, the second semester of the practicum experience will provide formal supervision for the CTE candidate as they intern in their own CTE high school classroom. Five formal observations will be completed by an AAT faculty member. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Alternative Certification for CTE Teacher Licensure program. Requirements for admission: Praxis I with a passing score, Minimum of an Associate Degree, Minimum of 3 years industry experience. Candidates entering with a bachelors degree are not required to take the Praxis I exam for admission.

ED 296 Introduction To Art, Music & Movement (3)

This is an introductory course which will introduce students to the principles, concepts and values in integrating the arts into our elementary or special education classrooms. Educators are aware that children need to be engaged visually, auditorily and kinesthetically to enhance learning and support content. The arts support a balanced program of instruction across all content areas. Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better OR placement in ENG 100 or equivalent or consent of the instructor.

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