Thomas More College
Home > Education > Course Listings

Course Listings

EDU101 Introduction to Education (2)
Students will study the teacher's role in the education program, experience local public and non public schools and analyze the function of schools today. Field experience in diverse settings.

EDU201 Human Growth and Development (3)
Prerequisite: EDU 101 and PSY 105. An examination of the physical, mental, emotional, and social development patterns and the implications of this knowledge for teaching and learning. Field experience in diverse settings.

EDU202-A Educational Psychology: Grades P - 5 (3)
Prerequisite: EDU 201. Learning theories and teaching learning processes are studied. Specific field experience is required.

EDU202-B Educational Psychology: Grades 5 - 9 (3)
Prerequisite: EDU 201. Learning theories and teaching learning processes are studied. Specific field experience is required.

EDU202-C Educational Psychology: Grades 8 - 12 (3)
Prerequisite: EDU 201. Learning theories and teaching-learning processes are studied. Specific field experience is required.

EDU205 Children's Literature (3)
Prerequisite: EDU 101. An investigation of the essential elements and types of literature. Students will acquire a knowledge base of authors and books and learn about the use of children's literature in teaching.

EDU210 Defining Boundaries (1)
Course requirement: Sophomore standing. The Break the Boundaries sequence (EDU210 and 360) gives students the challenge and opportunity to move beyond their own personal cultural limitations. In EDU210, Defining Boundaries, students are invited to discover where some of their boundaries lie and begin to explore them.

EDU212 Adolescent Literature for Teachers (3)
Prerequisite: EDU 201. A reading- and writing-intensive course focusing on developing strategies for reading and analyzing adolescent literature, and for teaching such material in middle school contexts with a strong focus on pedagogical strategies and curricular development. Cross-listed as ENG 212.

EDU215 Early Childhood Education (3)
Concurrent Requisite: EDU 216. An examination of the early childhood curriculum, media and materials, organization of the program, parent education and home visitation, understanding of families, community resources, planning learning experiences and evaluation of pupil programs and progress. Direct observation and clinical experiences are required.

EDU216 Early Childhood Practicum (1)
Concurrent Requisite: EDU 215. Students will have a guided experience as observer and aide to young children in kindergarten and/or primary grades.

EDU221 Teaching Art in Elementary School (3)
A course designed primarily for the classroom teacher who may be teaching in a school without an art specialist. This course provides for a variety of experiences such as involvement in all kinds of media, aesthetic exercises, art history through museum visits and experience with art criticism at various levels. Students will have a vital role in designing and implementing their own sequence of art lessons for an after school art program. Cross-listed with ART 221.

EDU225 Field Experience (0)
These courses will allow students in the Teacher Education Program to associate the field experience hours they accumulate for the purpose of the EPSB 200 hours requirement under 16 KAR 5:040 Section 3. EDU 225 is completed in the fall; EDU 226 in the spring; EDU 227 in the summer. To fulfill the requirements the candidates can participate in the following: engagement with diverse populations of students, observation in schools and related agencies, student tutoring, interaction with families of students, attendance at school board and school-based council meetings, participation in a school-based professional learning community, and opportunities to assist teachers or other school professionals.

EDU226 Field Experience (0)
These courses will allow students in the Teacher Education Program to associate the field experience hours they accumulate for the purpose of the EPSB 200 hours requirement under 16 KAR 5:040 Section 3. EDU 225 is completed in the fall; EDU 226 in the spring; EDU 227 in the summer. To fulfill the requirements the candidates can participate in the following: engagement with diverse populations of students, observation in schools and related agencies, student tutoring, interaction with families of students, attendance at school board and school-based council meetings, participation in a school-based professional learning community, and opportunities to assist teachers or other school professionals.

EDU227 Field Experience (0)
These courses will allow students in the Teacher Education Program to associate the field experience hours they accumulate for the purpose of the EPSB 200 hours requirement under 16 KAR 5:040 Section 3. EDU 225 is completed in the fall; EDU 226 in the spring; EDU 227 in the summer. To fulfill the requirements the candidates can participate in the following: engagement with diverse populations of students, observation in schools and related agencies, student tutoring, interaction with families of students, attendance at school board and school-based council meetings, participation in a school-based professional learning community, and opportunities to assist teachers or other school professionals.

EDU301-A Clinical Seminar I: Grades P - 5 (2)
Concurrent Requisite: EDU 303. The seminar integrates theory into practice and develops the professional skills in instructional and classroom management. EDU 301 and 302 are structured as a two-semester sequence.

EDU301-B Clinical Seminar I: Grades 5 - 9 (2)
Concurrent Requisite: EDU 303. The seminar integrates theory into practice and develops the professional skills in instructional and classroom management. EDU 301 and 302 are structured as a two-semester sequence..

EDU302-A Clinical Seminar II: Grades P - 5 (2)
Concurrent Requisite: EDU 304. The seminar integrates theory into practice and develops the professional skills in instructional and classroom management. EDU 301 and 302 are structured as a two-semester sequence.

EDU302-B Clinical Seminar II: Grades 5 - 9 (2)
Concurrent Requisite: EDU 304. The seminar integrates theory into practice and develops the professional skills in instructional and classroom management. EDU 301 and 302 are structured as a two-semester sequence.

EDU303-A Clinical Field Experience I: Grades P - 5 (1)
Concurrent requisite: EDU 301-A. Students will gain experience participating at elementary grade levels.

EDU303-B Clinical Field Experience I: Grades 5 - 9 (1)
Concurrent requisite: EDU 301-B. Students will gain experience participating at middle grade levels.

EDU304-A Clinical Field Experience II: Grades P - 5 (1)
Concurrent requisite: EDU 302-A. Students will gain experience participating at elementary grade levels.

EDU304-B Clinical Field Experience II: Grades 5 - 9 (1)
Concurrent requisite: EDU 302-B. Students will gain experience participating at middle grade levels.

EDU305 Educational Technology (3)
Students will study the concepts and skills used in teaching with the aid of technology and multimedia.

EDU311 Secondary Clinical Seminar I (2-3)
Concurrent Requisite: EDU 313. The seminar integrates theory into practice and develops the professional skills in instructional and classroom management. EDU 311 and 312 are structured as a two semester sequence.

EDU312 Secondary Clinical Seminar II (2-3)
Concurrent Requisite: EDU 314. The seminar integrates theory into practice and develops the professional skills in instructional and classroom management. EDU 311 and 312 are structured as a two semester sequence.

EDU313 Secondary Clinical Field Experience I (1)
Concurrent requisite: EDU 311. Students will gain field experience participating in secondary schools.

EDU314 Secondary Clinical Field Experience II (1)
Concurrent requisite: EDU 312. Students will gain field experience participating in secondary schools.

EDU317 Teaching Exceptional Learners (2)
Prerequisite: EDU 202. An overview of identification, evaluation, and placement procedures for exceptional learners. Other topics will include the principles and procedures for adapting educational programs to accommodate the integration of exceptional children in the regular classroom, the identification of educationally relevant special education methods and materials, modification of the curriculum and classroom environment and utilization of supportive services and personnel, including teachers. Field experience in diverse settings.

EDU325-A Teaching Language Arts: Grades P - 5 (2)
Students will study the theoretical base, current research, and particular methods and materials for teaching the language arts.

EDU325-B Teaching Language Arts: Grades 5 - 9 (2)
Students will study the theoretical base, current research, and particular methods and materials for teaching the language arts.

EDU326-A Teaching Social Studies: Grades P - 5 (2)
The historical and research base for social studies classroom practices, procedures, and materials are studied.

EDU326-B Teaching Social Studies: Grades 5 - 9 (2)
The historical and research base for social studies classroom practices, procedures, and materials are studied.

EDU327-A Teaching Science: Grades P - 5 (2)
A seminar examining differentiated instructional strategies, media and materials for pupil experimentation, investigation, and discovery.

EDU327-B Teaching Science: Grades 5 - 9 (2)
A seminar examining differentiated instructional strategies, media and materials for pupil experimentation, investigation, and discovery.

EDU328-A Teaching Mathematics: Grades P - 5 (2)
Students will study how children learn mathematics and the techniques, activities, and materials required for teaching mathematics.

EDU328-B Teaching Mathematics: Grades 5 - 9 (2)
Students will study how children learn mathematics and the techniques, activities, and materials required for teaching mathematics.

EDU332 Teaching Reading: Grades P - 5 (4)
An investigation of the theories and psychology of reading and the teaching of reading. Students will learn a developmental approach to teaching reading through appropriate methods.

EDU336 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas: 5 - 12 (3)
Prospective middle and secondary teachers will learn methods, theories, and pedagogy for improving student content acquisition using literary strategies. The course focuses on student-centered lesson development with specific instructional strategies for improving understanding through reading and writing.

EDU360 Exploring and Breaking Boundaries (2)
Prerequisite: EDU 210 and 20 hours of community service. Students will explore and discuss issues of diversity as it relates to race, class, gender, language, etc. as it pertains to schooling and learning. Students will also develop and present lessons/strategies designed to expand their understanding of diversity in schools.

EDU407-A Elementary Student Teaching Seminar: Grades P - 5 (13)
Students will observe, participate, and gain teaching experience under the direction of the cooperating teacher and the supervisor of student teaching. For A: P-5, students will complete two consecutive assignments, each for a half semester, in non-adjacent levels.

EDU407-B Middle School Student Teaching and Seminar: Grades 5 - 9 (13)
Students will observe, participate, and gain teaching experience under the direction of the cooperating teacher and the supervisor of student teaching. For B: 5-9, students will complete a full-semester assignment.

EDU417 Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar (13)
Students will observe, participate, and gain actual teaching experience under the direction of the cooperating teacher and the supervisor of student teaching.

EDU422 Principal Concepts of Assessment Practices (3)
Education majors will learn the skills necessary to design and interpret assessment instruments used in schools to inform instruction. The course will focus on gathering and preparing pre-assessment data, formative assessment data, summative assessment data, and the feedback process for student learning.

EDU425 Integrative Seminar (3)
An examination of educational philosophies, school law and management, and school related social issues. Students will clarify their own attitudes and values.