Course Descriptions: Education

ED 105 Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child

Students learn to promote good health and nutrition and provide an environment that contributes to the prevention of illness and the enhancement of the learning process.

ED 120 Parenting

Explores a wide range of unique skills that every parent can utilize. Includes such topics as stress management, communications, self-esteem, sibling relationships, step-parenting, and developmental concerns. Cultural emphasis with applied activities.

ED 150 Society, Schools, and Teachers

This course is designed to provide students with a historical and social overview of education in order to develop a base of knowledge regarding the education profession. The course will require students to explore historical and philosophical aspects of our education system, as well as critically analyze trends and issues in today’s society and schools.

ED 155 Human Development

A study of the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual aspects of human development within an educational, familial and societal context. Co-requisite enrollment of ED 271 required.

ED 170 American Indian Education

A study of Indian education from the period of traditional teaching to the selfdetermination period; examination of federal funding for Indian education and the unique educational needs of the Indian child. This course also includes a review of the cultural materials currently used in schools.

ED 250 Educational Psychology

Focuses on human learning as it provides the basis for instruction and classroom management. Provides comprehensive coverage of the principles, concepts, and implications of human learning from classical, operant, social learning, and cognitive paradigms. Covers measurement, similarities and differences in learners, management and discipline strategies, and related corollaries of human learning applied to instruction. Provides students with an in-school practicum experience.

ED 255 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

A study of young children within the context of our pluralistic society. Provides a working understanding of services and professionals that are available to young children and their families.

ED 260 Introduction to the Education of Exceptional Children

Considers the characteristics of children with exceptional learning needs. Examines the services required to assist these children in their total development. Emphasis is on providing appropriate services in the least restrictive environment. Provides students with an in-school practicum experience. Students must coregister with ED 271 Practicum.

ED 271 Practicum

Variable (F,S)
Students will engage in supervised practical experience in the classroom.