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Dance Methodology   (DAN-431)   3.00 s.h.  
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Theories and methods of teaching dance in order to prepare for teaching in studios, recreation departments, companies, institutions, public schools, colleges, universities, etc. 
Fundamentals of Reading Instruction   (EDU-121)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course is designed to train preparatory teacher education students in the basic principles of the teaching of reading. The course endeavors to facilitate their teacher training by introducing them to research practices and teaching strategies in reading. Effective pedagogical practices in the differentiation of literacy instruction are also emphasized.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the role of family/caregivers in supporting emergent literacy and early reading skills.
  • Explain the role of the alphabetic principle in the early reading environment.
  • Discuss models of reading instruction: phonics, language experience, literature, guided reading.
  • Indicate "best practice" for the teaching of reading skills of comprehension and fluency.
  • Explain how structures of both fiction and information texts are taught to foster comprehension of texts.
  • Discuss the reading/writing connection in terms of teaching reading.

 
The Childcare Teacher   (CDS-109)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course examines the historical and philosophical foundations of early childhood education, including introductory knowledge of classroom management, teaching methods, learning styles, child development, legal issues, a code of ethics, diversity, multicultural education, and the role of reflection in teaching. 
Social Studies for Preschool   (CDS-316)   3.00 s.h.  
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Focuses on the knowledge base of social studies, teaching strategies, materials, learning environments, evaluation and contemporary issues in a diverse society. 
Teaching Reading to Young Children   (EDU-114)   3.00 s.h.  
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To provide students with an understanding of the theoretical issues and practical considerations relevant to teaching reading successfully, as well as some experience in preparing educational materials for this purpose. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand the theoretical background to various methods of teaching reading and know which are most effective based on the evidence from current researching the field. 
Adult Literacy: Basic Reading   (EDU-280)   3.00 s.h.  
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An examination of the causal factors contributing to adult illiteracy and of those methods and materials appropriate for teaching adults to read. 
Teaching Methods for Elementary School   (EDU-420)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Techniques & strategies appropriate to instruction

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the importance of selecting developmentally appropriate teaching strategies based upon both a behaviorist and constructivist teaching philosophy. Choose one content area as a basis for examples.
  • Indicate the role of differentiated instruction in the elementary school classroom.
  • Suggest ways to include critical thinking, based upon Bloom's Taxonomy, into the elementary curriculum
  • Discuss the role of assessment in the elementary classroom: pre-assessment, formative, and summative.

 
Confucianism   (PHI-369)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. 
Biblical Psychology   (PSY-315)   3.00 s.h.  
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A survey of Biblical teaching on the nature of man and his relationship to emotional problems and solutions to emotional problems. 
Introduction to the Book of Mormon I   (REL-453)   3.00 s.h.  
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Origin and teachings of the Book of Mormon. Covers 1 Nephi through Alma 29. 
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