Courses

EDU 5313
Strategies for the Middle School

Materials and methods of teaching for the middle school.

EDU 5583 
Classroom Management

This course provides information related to the implementation of rules and procedures, use of lesson plans as management tools, practical application of discipline models, and skills needed for effective communication. Content includes analysis and discussion of cases and research of current resources. Fall only

EDU 6460
MAT Orientation

This course includes five required days of intense training prior to the beginning of the school year. MAT teachers must receive course credit (CR) by the end of the fall term. MAT orientation serves as an introduction to teacher education and the teaching profession. The clinical field experience observation component (at least two classroom observations) will be based upon the Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. Only MAT candidates may enroll. Summer/Fall

EDU 6161
Field Experience I

This course will focus on preparing education professionals to better understand the characteristics of a highly effective teacher by investigating topics that may include multiculturalism, English as a Second Language, parenting, infusing technology and teaming. The content-focused observation component (at least two classroom observations) will be based upon the national content standards as well as Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. Collection of portfolio artifacts for Domains 1 & 2 and content standards will be emphasized. Only MAT candidates may enroll.

EDU 6162
Field Experience 2

This course will focus on preparing education professionals to become highly effective teachers by investigating topics such as classroom environment, teaching methods and strategies, using assessments in instruction, multiculturalism, Blooms Taxonomy, and infusing technology. Course components include at least two classroom observations based upon national content standards. Collection of portfolio artifacts for Danielson’s Domains 1-3 and content standards will be emphasized. Only MAT candidates may enroll.

EDU 6163
Field Experience 3

This course will focus on preparing education professionals to become reflective lifelong learners and highly effective professionals. Course components include at least one clinical classroom observation based upon the Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. Portfolios based upon Danielson’s domains and national standards will be completed and presented. The course will include the opportunity for candidates to select and implement teaching methods/strategies to be used in the classroom to demonstrate their impact on student learning.

EDU 6383 
Introduction to Teaching

This course focuses on preparing education professionals to become highly effective teachers by investigating topics that may include the establishing a classroom environment, teaching methods and strategies, using assessments in instruction, professional responsibilities, and infusing technology. Danielson’s four domains of effective teaching are presented. Only MAT candidates may enroll. Fall only

EDU 6483 
Advanced Instruction Methods and Procedures

The purpose of this course is to help graduate students become effective and efficient classroom teachers by presenting and modeling methods and techniques used in various classroom settings. Students will apply the basic principles of Danielson’s domains in public school classrooms. Only MAT candidates may enroll. Secondary candidates may be allowed to substitute a graduate-level content methods course for this course requirement. See advisor for approval.

EDU 6653
Assessment and Educational Measurement

The purpose of the course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the formal and informal assessment process in the classroom, including the identification of various assessment methods and instruments, the analysis of assessment results, and the use of assessment data to direct learning in the classroom. Only MAT candidates may enroll. Spring only.

EDU 6663
Advanced Child & Adolescent Development

This course is intended to actively involve students in an intensive study of the developmental traits of children and adolescents in ways that enhance and strengthen the impact of education professionals in the lives of students.

EDU 6813
Educational Law for Teachers

A review of legal processes as they affect American education and Arkansas Public Schools with emphasis on student rights, tort liability, and contractual relationships of teachers, teacher rights and responsibilities, and other legal knowledge necessary for effective teacher rights.

EDU 6963
Technology and Curriculum

This course is designed help students integrate technology into the curriculum. Students learn to select, use, and design technology based instructional teaching material which will engage learners. Students gain information about using the Internet and other technological resources when designing curriculum. The ISTE NETS-T standards are emphasized.

RDG 5303
Reading I: Classroom Reading Instruction

The purpose of this course is to prepare candidates to teach reading to students from grades prekindergarten through middle school in a developmentally appropriate manner. The course is specifically designed as the first reading course for prospective graduate candidates who will be pursuing a P-4 or middle level teaching license through the Arkansas Department of Education’s Nontraditional Licensure Program or through a state approved Masters of Arts in Teaching program. Please note that this graduate class is not a part of the course of study in Henderson State University’s graduate reading program.

RDG 5313
Reading II: Classroom Reading Assessment

The course is designed to equip candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to use a variety of reading assessment tools and practices available for the classroom setting in order to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction that meets the needs of all their students. The course is specifically designed as the second required reading course for prospective graduate candidates who will be pursuing a P-4 or middle level teaching license through the Arkansas Department of Education’s Nontraditional Licensure Program or through a state approved Masters of Arts in Teaching program. Please note that this graduate course is not a part of the course of study in Henderson State University’s graduate reading program.

RDG 5503
Reading in the Content Area

The course is designed to enable candidates to use a wide range of instructional methods, curriculum materials, and assessment tools and procedures in order to help all students to learn in the content areas through successful experiences in reading and writing. Focus is placed on the research that supports the strategies presented as well as the motivational aspects of the various strategies.

SPE 5483 
Characteristics of Children with Exceptional Needs

A graduate level course designed to introduce teachers to a study of those individuals who deviate from the normal pattern of development. The course includes a review of the causes of individual differences and a survey of materials and methods used in the field of special education. The course is specifically designed for teachers in alternative licensure programs who may not have taken similar courses at the undergraduate level.

SPE 5103
Advanced Methods of Instructing Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities.

This course provides a series of experiences in which the candidate designs, implements, and evaluates appropriate individualized instructional programs for individuals with mild to moderate disabilities.