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Division: Graduate

This course surveys and analyzes the historical and philosophical ideas that guide educational theory and practice in schools today. The course focuses on the study of ideas and movements and their developmental effects on current educational settings in the United States. In addition, major consideration is given to Christian philosophical perspectives which are the foundation of Christian school education, with attention given to the goals of education, the nature of the learner and learning, the role of the teacher, and the content of curriculum as components of educational philosophy.
3.00
Fall, Spring, Summer 1
Graduate
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This course will assist supervisory personnel in improving their ability to exercise effective supervision and evaluation principles. This improvement will be influenced by an understanding of biblical principles, a knowledge of related educational theory, and an opportunity to apply these principles and knowledge to specific supervisory problems and practices.
3.00
Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2
Graduate
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This course is designed to enable students to conduct and evaluate educational research. The instruction will emphasize the major principles, methods, and procedures of research as employed by students of education. Special emphasis is given to researching educational and administrative effectiveness in the school.
3.00
Fall, Summer 1
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This course addresses the concept of differentiation, which is the process of developing curriculum to meet the specific learning styles of the students within one's classroom. Students will examine strategies to develop or strengthen new thinking patterns concerning curriculum and instruction. Some topics to be discussed will be tiering, 4-MAT, learning contracts, orbitals, interest groups, and compacting.
3.00
Fall
Graduate
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The purpose of this course is to instruct teachers and administrators in the best practice of using assessment as the tool to determine the instruction of concepts. Class participants will be taught how to examine learning concepts and determine how to develop enduring understandings and then to determine what is the best method of assessing these understandings. Students will learn how to develop instruction and classroom activities from the assessments.
3.00
Summer 1, Summer 2
Graduate
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This course provides incremental field experience in a variety of diverse early childhood and elementary classroom settings. Observation of best practice models and innovative methodologies allows candidates the opportunity to see theory put into practice. There is particular focus on ADEPT (Assisting, Developing and Evaluating Professional Teaching) Performance Standards related to classroom teaching. Length of the field experience will vary according to hours needed. A practicum fee is charged. This course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A.T. program
0.00-3.00
Fall, Spring
Graduate
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This course is designed to complement Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) students' course work experience in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classrooms. It engages students in observation, teaching, and reflection. Students participate in the weekly practicum lab to learn how to develop lesson plans to teach listening, speaking, grammar, reading, and writing at different levels. Problems and issues related to language teaching and teaching as a profession will be discussed and clarified. An additional course fee is charged. Permission of instructor required.
1.00
Fall, Spring
Graduate
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This course provides observation, participation, and extended classroom teaching in a K-12 school under the supervision of an experienced teacher. It will help students to transform theoretical knowledge into practical application, to have an in-depth, first-hand experience in classroom teaching and course design, to gain confidence in teaching English language and/or teaching English in content areas, and to develop a deeper understanding of cross-cultural issues. Additional course fee. Prerequisites: EDU 6910 and permission of instructor.
2.00
Fall, Spring, Summer 1
Graduate
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This on-the-job experience enables the administration student to gain practical experience working alongside an experienced "mentor." Opportunity is afforded to be a participant in the actual job of a school administrator. Prerequisite: Program Director approval.
2.00-6.00
Fall, Spring
Graduate
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This course is available by special arrangement with instructor. Certain prerequisites may apply, as well as certain course fees and/or additional assessment expenses. Program director approval required.
1.00-6.00
Fall, Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2
Graduate
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