Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Education Minor * - Courses

CEP 400 Educational Psychology
Counseling, School & Ed Psych

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of Educational Psychology and its contributions to classroom teaching and learning. Through lectures and interactive exercises, we will explore the dynamic relationship between the student, the teacher and the learning environment. Discussions will focus on both theoretical models and real world applications, with emphasis on contemporary approaches to stimulating active and reflective learning.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
Counseling, School & Ed Psych

Provides an overview of the counseling professions. Covers history and origins, theoretical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy, techniques, group counseling, marriage and family counseling, grief counseling, and vocational counseling.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CEP 404 Introduction to the Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Addiction
Counseling, School & Ed Psych

Introduces the field of rehabilitation counseling and its application to substance abuse and addiction. Examines the social, psychological, and biological bases of addiction; assessment, diagnosis, and treatment issues; and understanding of the functional limitations of substance addiction, especially as they relate to work and independent living.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CEP 453 Introduction to Rehabilitation
Counseling, School & Ed Psych

Explores basic history, concepts, and practices in the rehabilitation of persons with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. Emphasizes modern vocational rehabilitation, and considers rehabilitation careers.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ELP 405 Sociology of Education
Educational Leadership &Policy

This course will cover contemporary and historical issues as they relate to the institutions of American education, including the nature and purpose of schooling; the relationship between race, class, and gender and educational achievement; multicultural issues in education; school reform; and the rights and responsibilities of teachers and students. The course will provide a clear, concise introduction to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching in the United States. Students will come away with a strong knowledge of the sociological forces behind the shaping of the American educational system through connecting with the latest topics, issues, and data.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


LAI 205 Introduction to Child Development
Learning and Instruction

Examines developmental milestones, needs, and characteristics of children from infancy through the early school years; including child-care play, personality, learning activities, and family relationships. Also discusses controversial areas of child rearing, and current trends.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



LAI 350 Introduction to Education
Learning and Instruction

This course is intended for students contemplating a career in education. It is designed to provide information and a forum for discussion of American education. Among the topics covered are a brief history of American education, the learning environment, teachers, diverse learners (ethnically, economically, and different abilities), classroom management, and issues facing all schools. In addition, students will become generally familiar with the New York State Learning Standards. A group school visit is also a component of the course as are 10 supervised classroom contact hours.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


LAI 414 Adolescent Writing Across the Curriculum
Learning and Instruction

This course begins with an overview of theory and research in cognitive strategies and sociocognitive views of reading, writing, speaking and listening processes. It then describes an approach to the teaching of reading and writing called strategic literacy instruction. The focus throughout is on discovering ways to help struggling readers and writers: students usually referred to as "low performing," "general," or "developmental;" students perceived as learning-disabled, resistant, at-risk or lower-track; students in special education classes or in classes where special students are mainstreamed; or kids who are just plain unmotivated. Evaluation includes a midterm report and a final project concerned with designing strategy-based literacy instruction.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



LAI 416 Early Childhood Theory and Practice
Learning and Instruction

Undergraduate students explore their role as a reflective teacher. Curriculum based on early childhood (EC) theories is explored. Methods of designing appropriate EC environments are taught. Examines the teacher's role in documenting children's learning. Guides students toward active membership and involvement in professional organizations.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Regular Education Classroom
Learning and Instruction

The purpose of this course is to aid in understanding diversity by preparing teachers to offer direct and indirect services to students within the full range of disabilities and special health-care needs in inclusive environments. Students will be provided with techniques designed to enhance academic performance, classroom behavior, and social acceptance for students with disabilities and special needs. Students will learn skills enabling them to (1) differentiate and individualize instruction for students with disabilities and special needs, (2) become familiar with instructional and assistive technologies, (3) implement multiple research-validated instructional strategies, (4) formally and informally assess learning of diverse students, (5) manage classroom behavior of students with disabilities and special needs, and (6) collaborate with others and resolve conflicts to educate students with disabilities and special needs.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



LAI 490 Seminar and Practicum in Early Childhood Programs
Learning and Instruction

This course actively involves graduate students, one morning or afternoon per week, in a preschool classroom experience at the Early Childhood Research Center. It offers teachers guided learning experience in a NAEYC accredited preschool multicultural setting. The weekly one hour seminar provides the support needed by teachers in understanding and applying a constructive, play curriculum which fosters children's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Child observation and naturalistic assessment are major course components.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



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