Education Core Curriculum
We are not a program, but rather, a series of classes that most students in the College of Education take regardless of their major. These courses focus on the essential information and skills necessary to pursue a degree in Education. We look forward to working with you to help prepare you for a career in teaching.
Description of Courses that make up the Education Core:
EDCI 201: Contexts of Education (2 credits)
Introduction to the philosophical, social, cultural, historical, legal and political contexts of schooling. Develops an understanding of the sources of curriculum, standards and assessments. Explores what it means to become a successful teacher committed to student success through the development of observation and analysis skills. Requires additional 20 hours of service learning and includes a $40 fee for a criminal background checks.
EDSP 300: Educating for Exceptionalities (2 credits)
Introduction to exceptionalities and strategies for addressing individual differences to ensure student success in the classroom.
Currently not required by AgEd students.
EDCI 301: Learning, Development and Assessment (3 credits)
Exploration of theories of learning and human development and the use of this knowledge to support student success in classroom settings. Provides a practical understanding of motivation as a classroom management tool. Develops a fundamental understanding of assessment terminology; the uses of assessment and its relationship to student success.
EDCI 302: Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners (4 credits)
An examination of cultural and linguistic diversity in classrooms. Explores strategies for creating the culturally inclusive classroom that values diversity and supports student success. Examines the use of instructional planning as a tool for motivation and classroom management. Includes 45 hours of practicum in K-12 classrooms.
Prereq: EDCI 301 or FCS 234 and admission to Teacher Education
Students in physical education, music, and agriculture education take a comparable course within their department geared specifically towards their teaching field.
EDCI 401: Internship Seminar (1 credit)
A review of the professional commitments and responsibilities and the interactions and partnerships that support student learning and well-being.
Coreq: EDCI 483, EDCI 484, EDCI 485, CTE 484, EDSP 484, FCS 471
Music and Agriculture Education students take their own seminar course