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1210 Educational Psychology 3 credits (Same as PSYC 3400.)
Introduction to theories and applications of principles of learning, motivation, and measurement to education. Topics include: Learning-centered and teacher-directed approaches to instruction, theories of intelligence, exceptionality, and accommodating instruction to meet individual learners’ needs, creativity, assessment,, and the uses of technology to facilitate learning are investigated. This course may be taken through Yeshiva University's Azrieli Graduate School as JED 5010. Prerequisite: PSYC 1107
2130 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 credits
Introduction to early childhood education (birth-grade 2). Study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and aesthetic development in young children. Developmentally appropriate practices, classroom management and guidance, parent involvement, assessment, and reporting. Approaches to learning, including behaviorist, maturationist, constructivist, brain-based learning, and the Project Approach. Adapting instruction for learners with diverse needs. Case studies, problem solving, role playing, team research, and hands-on activities are among the learning strategies incorporated into this interactive course. The course includes 25 hours of field work over the course of the semester any morning Monday through Friday. The student will be placed by the instructor in an appropriate classroom that meets the fieldwork requirements for the course.
2133 Linguistic Tools and Literacy Development in Young Children 3 credits
This course explores development of language acquisition, creative expression, and literacy skills in young children. Students identify approaches to second language acquisition in the Hebrew classroom. Discussions focus on the examination of developmentally appropriate characteristics and behaviors of children from birth through second grade. The course addresses differentiated and standard based instruction, formative and summative assessment of growth, and the influence of parents and community on linguistic development. This course includes 25 hours of field work over the course of the semester any morning Monday through Friday. Each student will be placed by the instructor in an appropriate classroom that meets the fieldwork requirements for the course.
2134 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood II 2 credits
Exploration of theoretical models and empirical studies related to the sequential development of language acquisition and literacy. Instructional strategies and classroom environments facilitating success in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The role of literature in the development of literacy. Formal and informal assessments of learning. Instructional issues and methods for teaching English language learners. Exposure to methods of reading/writing differentiated instruction addressing enrichment and special populations. Students perform 25 hours of fieldwork in a public school classrooms (grades k–2) incorporating NYS English Language Arts Standards and Balanced Developmental reading instruction. Each student will be placed by the instructor in an appropriate classroom that meets the fieldwork requirements for the course.
2138 The Integrated Curriculum: Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education 3 credits
This course examines principles in the development and integration of mathematics and science in the early childhood classroom. Students will explore methods of learning and teaching in a classroom of diverse learners. Through discussion, workshops, small group work, and use of manipulatives, technology and various scientific activities, students explore number operation, patterns, geometry, and measurement. Observing, classifying, and comparing are used to demonstrate the scientific process. This course includes 25 hours of field work over the course of the semester any morning Monday through Friday. Each student will be placed by the instructor in an appropriate classroom that meets the fieldwork requirements for the course. Prerequisites: EDUC 2130.
2201 Classroom Instruction and Management 3 credits
An introduction to research based effective strategies for classroom instruction and management. Topics include setting up your first classroom, designing lessons and assessments, enhancing critical thinking skills, theories of motivation, and effective communication with parents and administration. Required for Education minors and Jewish education concentrators. EDUC elective for majors.
2300 Introduction to Elementary (Childhood) Education 3 credits
Survey of learning, teaching, and schooling for children (grades 1–6) from historical, philosophical, sociological, cultural, and political perspectives. Analysis of conceptions of teachers, schools, and learning based on students’ own experiences as learners and as represented in educational scholarship. Includes 36 hours of classroom observation. Required of all prospective elementary education majors.
2301 Language and Literacy in Elementary (Childhood) Education I 3 credits
Exploration of theoretical models and empirical studies related to the sequential development of language acquisition and literacy. Instructional strategies and classroom environments facilitating success in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The role of literature in the development of literacy. Formal and informal assessments of learning. Instructional issues and methods for teaching English language learners. Exposure to methods of reading/writing remediation and enrichment for special populations. Students perform 24 hours of fieldwork in classrooms (grades 1–6) incorporating NYS English Language Arts Standards and Balanced Literacy components. Prerequisite: EDUC 2300 or permission of the instructor.
2302 Language and Literacy in Elementary (Childhood) Education II 3 credits
Continuation of Language and Literacy in Elementary (Childhood) Education I. Study and analysis of the linguistic and educational contexts of literacy. Instructional strategies, components, and classroom environments that facilitate success within the language arts (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in grades 1–6. The use of fiction and nonfiction trade books and the design of integrated curricula. Teaching literacy to English language learners and special populations for remediation and enrichment. Formal and informal assessments. Internet applications as a resource in literacy instruction. Students perform 12 hours of supervised fieldwork in elementary school settings.
2303 Teaching Social Studies 3 credits
Concepts, methods, and strategies for teaching social studies according to NYS Learning Standards at the early childhood and elementary level. Approaches to thematic and interdisciplinary curriculum planning, including inquiry methods for studying history, economics, civics, geography, global education, and current events -with diverse student populations. Digital and media literacy and arts based learning experiences included.
2304 Mathematics Methods and Curriculum for Elementary Teachers 3 credits
Strategies for mathematics instruction and classroom activities with diverse student groups. Exploration of current issues and trends in mathematics education, including the role of technology. Students perform 12 hours of supervised fieldwork in elementary school settings. Prerequisite: MATH 1010.
2307 Teaching Science in Elementary Schools 3 credits
Basic concepts in contemporary science curricula. Examination of NYS Learning Standards in Science for grades 1-6. Instructional techniques, materials, hands-on activities, technological applications, and curriculum design for diverse student populations.
2807 Literature of Pedagogy 3 credits
An exploration of classic and contemporary educational texts grounded in the experiences of teachers and teaching. Introduces students to core tenets of educational policy, practice and philosophy. Required for Jewish Education Majors. Elective for Early Childhood & Elementary.
2890 The Arts in Education 3 credits
A survey of concepts, skills, and methods for infusing classrooms with arts-based learning. Analysis of the role of the arts in human experience and in promoting creative thinking. Students participate in music, dance, theater, and visual art activities and learn how to design, instruct, and assess arts-based learning. Sessions with Lincoln Center Institute and/or Yeshiva University Museum included. Required for Early Childhood. Elective for Elementary.
2895 Introduction to Museum Education 3 credits
An elective course for the Education major designed to introduce students to the field of museum education, Held at the YU museum, the seminar exposes students to the role of the museum educator, experiential learning practices, and instructional design in alternative contexts.
2930 Senior Seminar in Elementary Education 3 credits
The senior seminar course is the companion course to the full time elementary education student teaching practicum EDUC 2940. Students will have the opportunity to reflect, discuss, analyze and evaluate their immersive student teaching experiences across two placements. Students will receive direction on preparing for certification exams including ALST and edTPA, career guidance, and professional feedback from supervisors. Corequisite: EDUC 2940.
2935 Senior Seminar in Early Childhood Education 3 credits
The senior seminar course is the companion course to the full time early childhood education student teacher practicum EDUC 2945 Students will have the opportunity to reflect discuss analyze and evaluate their immersive student teaching experiences across two placements. Students will receive direction on preparing for certification exams including ALST and edTPA, career guidance and professional feedback from cooperating teachers and supervisors. Corequisite: EDUC 2945.
2940 Elementary/Childhood Student Teaching 6 credits
Fulltime student teaching (400+ hours) under the supervision of a certified teacher and a faculty supervisor. Students plan, implement and assess whole class instruction, in two student teaching placements (grades 1-3 and grades 4-6). Corequisite: EDUC 2930.
2945 Early Childhood Student Teaching 6 credits
Full time student teaching (400+ hours) under the supervision of a certified teacher and a faculty supervisor. Students plan, implement and assess whole class instruction, in two student teaching placements (grades Pre K-K and grades 1-2). Corequisite: EDUC 2935.
3035 Educational Leadership and Supervision 3 credits
Introduces students to fundamental concepts and theories of educational leadership and supervision. Topics include models of leadership, characteristics of educational organizations, women and leadership, decision making, change theory, community building, and communication practices.
3045 Play: Life and Learning 3 credits
Explores the power of play and its impact on social, emotional and cognitive development across the lifespan. Through the review of current research, observations and participation in play, students will study essential elements of play in life and in learning.
4003 Education of Exceptional Children 3 credits
Introduction to the education of children with developmental and learning needs: course provides a survey of prevailing and preferred educational practices for children significantly handicapped by physical, sensory, neurological, intellectual, and affective problems, as well as perspectives on students with cultural, linguistic and economic diversity. Issues related to the various aspects of the delivery of services for children with disabilities, identification of student needs, use of appropriate teaching strategies as well as social and cultural construction of disability will be examined. Students will become familiar with the characteristics and learning styles of students with a broad range of backgrounds and needs. Students will gain professional knowledge and understanding of the five competency areas of the NYS EAS (Education for All Students) certification exam. Two field observations required to a special education class or facility. Required for Early Childhood and Elementary. Prerequisite: Either PSYC 1010, a minimum of 6 credits in EDUC, or permission of the instructor.
4061 Special Education Methods: Applied Behavioral Analysis 3 credits
A comprehensive and critical presentation of the theory, research, and methodology of Applied Behavior Analysis, with emphasis on improving learning, attention, and social behavior of children with special needs. Field observation in a special education facility.
4901, 4902 Independent Study
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4930, 4931 Selected topics in Education 3 credits
4935, 4936 Topics in Special Education 3 credits