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HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 050 PRAXIS I READ/WRITE TEST PREP No Credit ED-Education
Course Description:    Passing scores on Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (or another Maryland state-mandated basic skills assessment) are required to earn the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, as well as for entry into any teacher certification program in Maryland. This course is designed to help prepare students to successfully complete the reading and writing portions of the Praxis I. Reviews reading and writing skills necessary for the exam plus builds test-taking skills and strategies. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to one semester hour. One hour each week.
ED 051 PRAXIS I MATH TEST PREP No Credit ED-Education
Course Description:    Passing scores on Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (or another Maryland state-mandated basic skills assessment) are required to earn the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, as well as for entry into any teacher certification program in Maryland. This course is designed to help prepare students to successfully complete the mathematics portion of the Praxis I. Reviews key mathematics concepts included in the exam plus builds test-taking skills and strategies. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 099/097, RD 120. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to one semester hour. One hour each week.
ED 101 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This introductory course covers the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American education. Students evaluate current educational trends, issues, and practices. They also explore teaching as a career and other career opportunities in contemporary education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 101HM FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION-HON 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This introductory course covers the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American education. Students evaluate current educational trends, issues, and practices. They also explore teaching as a career and other career opportunities in contemporary education. PREREQUISITIES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 102 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION 1 semester hour ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides a structured field-based experience for students to observe teachers and students in local public schools. Applying concepts learned in ED 101 or PE 203, students reflect on the teaching and learning process. Experiences in small group and individual instruction provide a transition from theory to practice. Attendance at on-campus and school site orientations required before beginning observations. PRE- or COREQUISITE: ED 101 or PE 203. Five hours lecture and thirty hours practicum each semester.
ED 119 INTRO TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDU 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Covers curriculum modes, a teacher's roles, and family relationships. Topics include historical development, significant issues, current trends, ethics, and national standards in early childhood education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 120 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides students with the principles of child growth and development necessary to work in programs serving children from infancy through age eight. It emphasizes the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of children and their implications for developmentally appropriate teaching practices in educational settings. Attention is given to observation methods and their application in the completion of a case study of one child in a classroom environment. Students who pass the course with the final grade of "C" or better will receive 45 of the 90 classroom hours needed to become senior staff in programs licensed by the Office of Child Care Licensing and Regulations. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
ED 121 CURR PLAN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDU 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides the student with an overview of the principles of developmentally appropriate curriculum planning for programs serving children from infancy and pre-K through age five. Specifically, this course emphasizes activity planning, teaching methods, material selection, assessment techniques, and classroom management appropriate for use in early childhood programs. Attention is also given to staff and parent communication and community resources. Students who pass the course with the final grade of "C" or better will receive 45 of the 90 classroom hours needed to become senior staff in programs licensed by the Office of Child Care Licensing and Regulation. Fifteen hours of documented field experience in a birth-through five or pre-K program are required. PREREQUISITE: ED 120 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 122 PRACTICUM EARLY CHILDHOOD EDU 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Experience in interacting with young children in a naturalistic setting; learning to identify children's learning interests and to adapt curriculum to children's needs; planning and implementing large and small group activities; practicing effective communication skills and class management skills; and evaluating a quality child care program. PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Fifteen hours lecture and 90 hours practicum.
ED 123 INFANT & TODDLER DEV/CURR PLAN 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Introduces the theory and practice of caring for infants and toddlers in a group setting. Topics include the significance of the early years; learning and development of infants and toddlers; socio-physical environment of group care setting; appropriate activities and interactions; and health, safety, and nutritional needs of infants and toddlers. Upon completion of this course, the student meets the coursework requirement for the position of infant/toddler senior staff in a child care center. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 124 SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Covers necessary elements for providing before-and-after school programs serving children ages 5 to 13; quality, standards, and care issues; the growth and development of 5- through 13-year-olds; teachers' roles and qualifications; working with families and communities. Topics also include activity planning, environment designing, scheduling, building relationships with children, guiding children's behavior, and caring for children with special needs. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 125 CHILD HEALTH/SFTY & NUTRITION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Examines the health, safety, and nutritional needs of young children. Emphasizes common childhood illnesses and chronic conditions, health assessment tools and effective control measures; emergency care and first aid, safety management and practices; nutritional guidelines and activities. Offers opportunities for students to develop a curriculum that enhances children's education on health, safety, and nutrition. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 126 OBSERVE AND ASSESS OF CHILDREN 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides students with a broad set of observation and assessment tools and approaches. Covers guidelines and procedures of observation, documentation, and assessment. Emphasis is on analyzing and interpreting assessment results to enhance children's learning outcomes. Establishing partnerships with families and other professionals will be discussed. Students are required to do 15 hours of field experience. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 130 CARE INFANT & TODDLER DISABIL 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides an overview of a variety of disabling conditions and chronic illnesses that can afflict infants and toddlers. Students will learn about the care needs of these children, legal issues, parental issues, and child and family advocacy. This course will include sessions with health and education professionals from the community who specialize in specific disabling conditions. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
ED 140 INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Covers psychological, sociological, and medical characteristics of the exceptional learner: mental retardation, learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral disorders, communication disorders, hearing impairments, visual impairment, physical disabilities, and giftedness. Topics also include classroom practices, current issues and trends, history and legal aspects, multicultural and bilingual implications. PREREQUISITE: ED 101/102, ED 120, or PY 215. Three hours each week.
ED 141 FIELD EXP - SPECIAL EDUCATION 1 semester hour ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides a structured field-based experience for students to observe teachers and students in special education setting in local public schools. Applying concepts learned in ED 140, students reflect on teaching and learning with diverse student populations. Experiences in a small group and individual instruction provide a transition from theory to practice. Attendance at on-campus and school site orientations required before beginning observations. PRE- or COREQUISITE: ED 140. Five hours lecture and thirty hours practicum each semester.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 200 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    A survey of a variety of significant and exemplary children's literature for preschool through elementary school, with the emphasis on the evaluation and presentation of children's literature. The course offers opportunities for the student to develop activity plans that enhance children's language development and early literacy. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 205 METHODS OF TEACHING ELEM ED 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides an overview of teaching methodology for effective instruction in elementary classrooms. Opportunities will be provided for planning and practicing instruction based on a knowledge of the theory and research supporting the strategies and models used. Emphasis will be on developing the habit of reflective practice and fostering collaborative problem solving. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 206 PRIN OF EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This course is an introduction to tests and measurements in an educational setting. Students develop, use, and interpret classroom assessments, including tests, performance assessments, rating scales, portfolios, and observations. Basic standard setting, grading, testing ethics, locating and evaluating measures, program evaluation, and classroom research are also presented. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Assessment for Students requirement for an initial certificate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education. This course also meets the MSDE Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques required for the initial certificate in Generic Special Education (Infant/Primary), Generic Special Education (Elementary/Middle), and Generic Special Education (Secondary/Adult). Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 207 METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This course provides an overview of teaching methodology for effective instruction for prospective and noncertified secondary teachers. Students plan, design, and conduct instruction. Topics include theory and practices, research-based instructional models, multiculturalism, classroom management, and inclusion of students with special needs. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial certificate in Secondary Education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 210 SCI/MATH FOR CHILDREN 2 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Science and mathematics concepts appropriate to the developmental levels of young children will be presented and analyzed. The student will develop curriculum activities and test these activities with young children to determine their usefulness in promoting logical thinking through interaction with concrete materials. PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Two hours each week.
ED 212 CREATIVE ARTS FOR CHILDREN 2 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Enables the student to comprehend the process by which the child develops a sense of creativity through music, movement, puppetry, language arts, and manipulation of open-ended materials. The focus will be on teaching methods and hands-on activities. The student will develop a curriculum that promotes children's creative thinking and expression. PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Two hours each week.
ED 213 SOCIAL-EMOTION DEV IN CHILDREN 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Enables the student to comprehend the process by which children develop social and emotional competence. The focus will be on the principles and techniques of a developmentally appropriate guidance approach, the role of adults and community in a child's social and emotional development, activity planning, and the ethical standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Three hours each week.
ED 214 EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Examines the leadership of early childhood programs that serve children from infancy through age eight. Topics include leadership theories, leadership traits and dispositions, leadership roles and styles, leadership skills and competencies, and connection between effective leadership and program quality in the context of early childhood education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 215 ADMIN EARLY CHILD PROGRAMS 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Designed to provide students with management skills necessary to operate an early childhood center or school that serves children from infancy through age eight. Topics include program policies and procedures, government regulations, finance and budget, facility operation, personnel management, health and safety, accreditation systems, and program evaluation and improvement. PREREQUISITE: ED 121 or its equivalent. Three hours each week.
ED 216 PROCESSES & ACQUISITN READING 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Intended for the pre-service, undergraduate teacher candidate in early childhood, elementary, or special education. This course explores an instructional approach for teaching the literacy skills of speaking, reading, spelling, and writing. It also addresses fluency, comprehension, orthographic knowledge, and writing from an emergent to advanced level. Students examine how observation, documentation, interpretation, evaluation, and planning result in appropriate instruction based on children's strengths and needs. The course also focuses on the process of language development, including the impact of phonemic awareness and how the brain responds to reading acquisition. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in ED 140, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
ED 217 ELEM INSTRUCTION OF READING 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Designed to provide pre-service and in-service classroom teachers with the research-based best practices, techniques, and strategies in reading instruction. Learners will explore how observation, interpretation, and evaluation result in effective, efficient instructional planning for each of the stages of reading (literacy) development. Learners will focus on strategies for managing and allocating instructional time while developing the five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) as they relate to the implementation of a comprehensive reading program. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Reading Instruction requirements for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. PREREQUISITE: ED 216 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
ED 218 MATERIALS FOR RDG INSTRUCTION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Designed to allow pre-service and in-service classroom teachers to understand and use the findings of scientific research to select, evaluate, and compare instructional materials and programs for the teaching of reading. Learners will explore how to effectively and efficiently use various sources and programs in instructional planning for each of the stages of reading (literacy) development. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Reading Instruction requirements for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. PREREQUISITE: ED 216 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 219 ASSESSMENT FOR RDG INSTRUCTION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Designed to support pre-service and in-service teachers in becoming proficient users of classroom-based assessments and assessment data. Instruction focuses on the purpose of assessment, types of assessment tools, and the administration and use of valid, reliable formal and informal assessments of reading. Participants will show that they can use assessment data to guide instructional decisions. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Reading Instruction requirements for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. PREREQUISITE: ED 216 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
ED 220 SEMINAR IN EC LDRSHP AND MGMT 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides students with opportunities to integrate and apply the concepts and skills acquired in ED 214 Early Childhood Leadership and ED 215 Administering Early Childhood Programs. Students will discuss the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation Criteria for Leadership and Management and use the criteria to evaluate early childhood programs. Other topics include ethical issues and NAEYC Code, technology, and professional development. Each student will also complete an experience-based project related to early childhood leadership and management. PREREQUISITES: ED 214 and ED 215. Thirty (30) hours of lecture and forty-five (45) hours of field experience. Three hours each week.

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