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ESED   4090   Special Topics

9 Credit Hours.   0-9 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Promotes specialized training appropriate to the needs of pre-service teachers. Attention will be given to a range of specific problems as they relate to the elementary, middle, or secondary schools and teaching field.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of advisor, instructor, and department chair.

ESED   4700   Beginning of P-12 School Year Experience

0 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides teacher candidates an opportunity to experience the beginning of school year at their P-12 school placement site. Teacher candidates will participate in pre-planning activities and the first weeks of the school year. Teacher candidates will assist the classroom teacher with beginning of the year tasks such as setting up the classroom, establishing classroom routines, developing curriculum plans and student learning outcomes, attending professional meetings, etc. This experience begins the first day of pre-planning for the assigned school district placement and extends until the first day of Georgia Southern Fall Semester.

ESED   4798   Student Teaching in P-12 Education

9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Student Teaching is a period of guided teaching during which the candidate, under the direction of a clinical supervisor, takes increasing responsibility for leading the school experiences of a given group of learners over a period of consecutive weeks and engages more or less directly in many of the activities which constitute the wide range of a teacher's assigned responsibilities.

ESED   4799   EdTPA Internship Support Sem

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

edTPA Internship Support Seminar is a hybrid course for candidates who must retake edTPA. Candidates will meet with the edTPA Review Team to review portfolio results and discuss the best plan for the candidate to retake the edTPA. Based on the edTPA Review Team's recommendations a specific action plan will be developed, and this will determine if the candidate will enroll for 1, 2, or 3 credit hours in order to complete the retake process.

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of ECED 5799 or MGED   5799 or ESED 5799 or SPED   5799 or SCED   5799.

ESED   4890   Directed Individual Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The student, under the direction of the instructor, will identify and study a topic applicable to a teaching field and level of certification.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of advisor, instructor, and department chair.

ESED   5130   Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented Learners

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to examine the nature and needs of gifted and talented learners. Candidates will become knowledgeable through research from the field and literature about the history and development of gifted and talented programs, the characteristics of gifted and talented students, and identify varied expressions of advanced aptitudes, skills, creativity, and conceptual understandings characterized by gifted and talented learners. In addition, candidates will examine the role of culture in the manifestation of gifts and talents as well as gifted behaviors in special populations. The course has a required field component for teaching purposes.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5130G.

ESED   5130G   Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented Learners

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to examine the nature and needs of gifted and talented learners. Candidates will become knowledgeable through research from the field and literature about the history and development of gifted and talented programs, the characteristics of gifted and talented students, and identify varied expressions of advanced aptitudes, skills, creativity, and conceptual understandings characterized by gifted and talented learners. In addition, candidates will examine the role of culture in the manifestation of gifts and talents as well as gifted behaviors in special populations. The course has a required field component for teaching purposes. Graduate students will be provided additional assigned readings and assignments.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5130.

ESED   5131   Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Learners

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an exploration of theory, research, and practices related to the selection and organization of curriculum for the gifted student. Emphasis will be placed on curricular models and selecting materials used in gifted education. Opportunities will be provided for the development of curriculum for the gifted student. The course has a required field component for teaching purposes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "D" in ESED   5130.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5131G.

ESED   5131G   Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Learners

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an exploration of theory, research, and practices related to the selection and organization of curriculum for the gifted student. Emphasis will be placed on curricular models and selecting materials used in gifted education. Opportunities will be provided for the development of curriculum for the gifted student. The course has a required field component for teaching purposes. Graduate students will be provided additional assigned readings and assignments.

Prerequisite(s): ESED   5130G.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5131.

ESED   5132   Methods for Teaching Gifted and Talented Learners

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course covering the development of methods and developmentally-appropriate instructional and assessment materials for students identified as gifted learners. The course has a required field component for teaching purposes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ESED   5130 and ESED   5131.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5132G.

ESED   5132G   Methods for Teaching Gifted and Talented Learners

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course covering the development of methods and developmentally-appropriate instructional and assessment materials for students identified as gifted learners. The course has a required field component for teaching purposes. Graduate students will be provided additional assigned readings and assignments.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in ESED   5130G and ESED   5131G.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5132.

ESED   5455   Study Abroad in Teacher Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1-18 Lab Hours.

This course will prepare teacher candidates for travel and study abroad by engaging them in the study of the culture, cultural transmission to the young, the education system, and the role of the teacher in the designated country in which the study abroad field experience will occur. Candidates will travel to the country to engage in either supervised research or teaching activities to learn more about the instructional theories, philosophies, and practices that support the educational processes for children and adolescents who are comparable to K-12 students in the United States. A field experience is required.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   5455G.

ESED   5455G   Study Abroad in Teacher Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1-12 Lab Hours.

This course will prepare teacher candidates for travel and study abroad by engaging them in the study of the culture, cultural transmission to the young, the education system, and the role of the teacher in the designated country in which the study abroad field experience will occur. Candidates will travel to the country to engage in either supervised research or teaching activities to learn more about the instructional theories, philosophies, and practices that support the educational processes for children and adolescents who are comparable to K-12 students in the United States. A field experience is required.

ESED   5799G   Student Teaching in P-12 Education

9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Student Teaching is a period of guided teaching during which the candidate, under the direction of a clinical supervisor, takes increasing responsibility for leading the school experiences of a given group of learners over a period of consecutive weeks and engages more or less directly in many of the activities which constitute the wide range of a teacher's assigned responsibilities.

Cross Listing(s): ESED 5799.

ESED   6796   Student Teaching in P-12 Education

6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Student Teaching is a period of guided teaching during which the candidate, under the direction of a clinical supervisor, takes increasing responsibility for leading the school experiences of a given group of learners over a period of consecutive weeks and engages more or less directly in many of the activities which constitute the wide range of a teacher's assigned responsibilities.

ESED   6798   Supervised Practicum

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A supervised teaching experience in a middle grade or secondary classroom. Emphasis is placed on instructional planning, classroom management, and student evaluations.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGED 6131 or SCED 6131.

ESED   6799   Supervised Internship

6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A fifteen-week supervised teaching experience in the specific teaching field and grade levels for which one is being certified. Candidates seeking initial certification in middle grades or in one of the secondary or P-12 teaching fields will complete the supervised internship for initial certification. Emphasis is placed on instructional planning, methodology, classroom management, and assessment of student learning.

ESED   7090   Special Topics

9 Credit Hours.   0-9 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Promotes specialized training appropriate to the needs of inservice teachers. Attention will be given to a range of specific problems in the elementary, middle, or secondary classrooms.

ESED   7131   Enhancing Student Performance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course engages candidates in using data about students to inform their instructional decision-making and enhance student learning. Through an in-depth analysis of the formative assessment process, candidates learn how to design, implement, and evaluate a standards-based formative assessment system that engages learners in their own growth, monitors learner progress, and guides decision making.

ESED   7132   Framework for Teaching

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of teaching and learning strategies associated with effective teaching practices. Emphasis is placed upon the relationships that exit between student development, instructional practices, educational environments, continuous reflection and assessment, learning communities, and dispositions of the profession.

ESED   7133   Trends, Issues, and Research in Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to help practitioners develop critical frameworks for designing and evaluating educational practices and programs within the context of current trends and issues in education. Emphasis is placed on specific research findings and their application to practice, in addition to the development of analytical and communicative skills needed to improve teaching and learning. Candidates will formulate their own professional goals that will culminate with the presentation of a professional portfolio at the end of the program.

ESED   8130   Research on Current Trends and Issues

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides candidates the opportunity for in-depth exploration and reflection of current trends, issues and research of effective teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on the topics of reform/renewal and the moral dimensions of teaching and learning. Candidates will identify researchable topics, examine and synthesize quantitative and qualitative research related to such topics and write a first draft of a literature review.

Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Ed. S. Program.

ESED   8131   Teacher Leadership

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is an action-oriented experience that explores the multiple aspects of the teacher as a leader. Teachers will discover their own leadership potential as they delve into the characteristics of leadership, adult development, the school culture, interpersonal and technical skills, and tasks and functions of leadership. Examination and application of processes, systems, strategies, and leadership to achieve results in classroom, building, and larger educational arenas. A goal is to develop a working knowledge of characteristics of successful organizational systems, core values, and educational concepts that ensure continual improvement of teaching and leadership methods.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment with a minimum grade of "C" in ESED   8130.

ESED   8132   Curriculum and Instruction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to provide the experienced teacher and graduate candidate with an opportunity to examine and explore current trends and issues in curriculum and instruction and the impact of these trends and issues on student learning outcomes. A focus is on the critical evaluation of traditional and non-traditional curriculums, the influence of professional standards on curriculum across content areas, and the development of effective instructional practices to enhance academic achievement for all students. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in ESED   8130 with a minimum grade of "C".

ESED   8230   Introduction to Teacher Support and Coaching

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This is the first of two courses required for the teacher support and coaching endorsement. This course focuses on learning how to support individuals who want to mentor/coach pre-service, induction phase, and/or professional educators seeking to improve performance through reflection and modifications of practices. Participants will examine mentoring/coaching theories, research mentoring/coaching best practices, and learn characteristics of an effective protégé mentoring/coaching plan. School/District-level performance-based field/lab exercises required. May extend beyond one term.

ESED   8232   Teacher Support and Coaching Internship

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This is the second course in a two course series for the teacher support and coaching endorsement. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the support educator to demonstrate and apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions of supportive supervision in a clinical setting. Emphasis will be placed on the demonstration of specific support skills as required to supervise field experience students, student teachers, beginning teachers, veteran teachers, and others. School/Central Office improvement projects required. Internship may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).This course has a required field component. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and field experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in ESED   8230.

ESED   8537   Trends: Math/Science/Computer Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Current trends and issues in teaching mathematics, science, and computing technology in the schools. Emphasis is placed on research findings, recommendations of professional organizations and effective practices that connect the teaching of mathematics and science, supported by computing technology. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.

ESED   8538   Applications: Math/Science Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Addresses the integration of mathematics and science in the classroom and serves to correlate knowledge from science and mathematics courses with practical applications in local industries. Topics focus on applications of mathematics in science contexts, while emphasizing the relevance of mathematics and science to every day life. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.

ESED   8539   Computer Technology in Math/Science Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Applications of computing technologies such as graphics calculators, computers and the Internet in the classroom. Emphasis is placed on integrating these technologies into the teaching of school mathematics and science. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.

ESED   8839   Seminar and Field Study

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

Students will initiate, complete and present an acceptable field-based research study, developed and approved in EDUR   8434. This course will focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing data, as well as composing a formal research paper based on the research study. The course culminates with an oral presentation of the study. Seminars will be held that focus on current trends, issues, and research in one's teaching field and certification level. Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field. *Students are limited to register for this course twice during the program of study*.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EDUR   8131 and EDUR   8434 and ESED   8130 and ESED   8131 and ESED   8132 and ITEC   8231.

ESED   8890   Directed Individual Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The candidate, under the direction of the instructor, will identify and study a topic applicable to one's teaching field.

ESED   9132   Critical Analysis of Schools and Educational Practices

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Ed.Doctoral candidates will engage in critical examination of a variety of current schooling issues, reform efforts, and educational practices and analyze the implications for research and practice in teaching and learning. From this examination and analysis candidates will develop strategies for planning, implementing, and sustaining school change related to a specific schooling issue or practice. A field component is included.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESED 9131 and ESED 9233, and minimum grade of "C" in EDUR   9131; Ed.D. admission.

ESED   9231   The Teacher Educator

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed for the doctoral candidate who aspires to be a teacher educator at a college or university. A main focus is the role of the teacher educator and expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates will apply knowledge and skill from the course in developing a syllabus and course materials for a teacher preparation course and they will develop a professional portfolio.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESED 9131 and ESED 9233; EDD admission.

ESED   9232   Supervision of Teachers

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is a combination of theory and practice and is designed to prepare students who have prior teaching experience to use principles of supervision to help improve classroom performance and to create better learning communities. Participants will examine supervisory theories, research, and practice to develop knowledge, skills, and supervisory styles.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESED 9131 and ESED 9233; EDD admission.

ESED   9631   Advanced Seminar in Teaching and Learning

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This seminar explores enduring and contemporary topics in the field of education through analytical and critical lenses. Such lenses enable candidates to unravel the philosophical, ethical, and political assumptions that undergird educational practices and facilitate reflection and action (praxis) on the part of candidates.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESED 9131 and ESED 9233.

ESED   9799   Internship in Teacher Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The internship is designed to provide an opportunity for individuals to supervise teaching experiences in assigned face-to-face classrooms. Supervision of student teachers and/or methods students may be included. Emphasis is placed on pedagogy for adult learners, modeling of best practices, and systematic student evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESED 9131 and ESED 9233, and minimum grade of "C" in ESED   9232; EDD admission.

Cross Listing(s): ESED   9232.