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  • EDUC 454: Student Teaching: Secondary

    An experience in lesson planning, instruction, and assessment for grades 7-12. An extensive orientation prepares the student for a student teaching experience (typically fifteen weeks minimum) that includes the refinement of planning, instruction, and assessment skills in the classroom setting. Students follow the schedule of the school system to which they are assigned. Approval to student teach required. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 460 Capstone Seminar required. Offered every term. Twelve semester hours.

  • EDUC 455: Student Teaching: K-12

    An experience in lesson planning, instruction, and assessment for grades K-12. An extensive orientation prepares the student for a student teaching experience (typically fifteen weeks minimum) in K-12 specialty programs that includes the refinement of planning, instruction, and assessment skills in the classroom setting. Students follow the schedule of the school system to which they are assigned. Approval to student teach required. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 460 Capstone Seminar required. Offered every term. Twelve semester hours.

  • EDUC 456: Teaching Practicum

    A supervised practicum in lesson planning, instruction, and assessment for grades PreK-12. Designed for post-baccalaureate students seeking an additional endorsement or interim license. Does not substitute for student teaching. Offered on demand. Three, six, twelve semester hours.

  • EDUC 460: Capstone Seminar

    A capstone seminar designed to promote reflection, in-depth discussion, and collaborative action research. Designed to integrate all elements of the program, document program outcomes in the candidate portfolio, and verify program completion. Also includes topical presentations by Milligan and partner school faculty. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the professional level of the teacher education program and approved to student teach. Corequisite with student teaching. EDUC 460 offered every term; EDUC 460B offered fifth term. One semester hour.

  • EDUC 460B: Capstone Seminar

    A capstone seminar designed to promote reflection, in-depth discussion, and collaborative action research. Designed to integrate all elements of the program, document program outcomes in the candidate portfolio, and verify program completion. Also includes topical presentations by Milligan and partner school faculty. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the professional level of the teacher education program and approved to student teach. Corequisite with student teaching. EDUC 460 offered every term; EDUC 460B offered fifth term. One semester hour.

  • EDUC 475: Early Childhood Administration

    A study of the philosophy, organization, and components of developmentally appropriate early childhood programs. Administration, environmental aspects, staff development, and financial management of programs are examined. Offered as needed. Two semester hours.

  • EDUC 475B: Early Childhood Administration

    A study of the philosophy, organization, and components of developmentally appropriate early childhood programs. Administration, environmental aspects, staff development, and financial management of programs are examined. Offered as needed. Two semester hours.

  • EDUC 475M: Early Childhood Administration

    A study of the philosophy, organization, and components of developmentally appropriate early childhood programs. Administration, environmental aspects, staff development, and financial management of programs are examined. Offered as needed. Two semester hours.

  • EDUC 489: Directed Readings

    A supervised program of reading and research that provides for study of material not included in the regular course offerings. Offered as needed. One to three semester hours.

  • EDUC 490: Directed Studies

    A program of readings and conferences that provides for individualized study. Offered as needed. One to three semester hours.

  • EDUC 495: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, and writing in areas not included in the regular course offerings. Topics considered vary from semester to semester. Offered as needed. One to three semester hours.

  • EDUC 499A: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students craft a research proposal, prepare a literature review, and outline the methods by which they plan to conduct research. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • EDUC 499B: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students complete their research in a manner consistent with practices in their discipline and submit a written draft of their findings to their mentor. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • EDUC 499C: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students revise their research and present their findings publicly. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • EDUC 511: Research Methods in Education

    The role of inquiry in education and an overview of educational research methods and design. Study of problem solving, research methods, research design, and basic data analysis procedures used in experimental, quasi-experimental, descriptive, and qualitative research. Completion of a research prospectus, literature review, research design, and instrumentation for a research project. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 511M: Research Methods in Education

    The role of inquiry in education and an overview of educational research methods and design. Study of problem solving, research methods, research design, and basic data analysis procedures used in experimental, quasi-experimental, descriptive, and qualitative research. Completion of a research prospectus, literature review, research design, and instrumentation for a research project. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 512: Research Seminar

    Completion of the research study begun in Education 511. Students discuss types of data, appropriate data analysis procedures, published research, and principles of research interpretation. Prerequisite: EDUC 511, 511M. Offered spring term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EDUC 512M: Research Seminar

    Completion of the research study begun in EDUC 511. Students discuss types of data, appropriate data analysis procedures, published research, and principles of research interpretation. Prerequisite EDUC 511, 511M. Offered spring term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EDUC 513: Scholarly Writing

    Each candidate reports on his or her own research findings, explores subsequent publication, and reflects upon applications of research in the classroom and school. Prerequisite: EDUC 512 or 512M. Offered May and/or summer term each year. One semester hour.

  • EDUC 513M: Scholarly Writing

    Each candidate reports on his or her own research findings, explores subsequent publication, and reflects upon applications of research in the classroom and school. Prerequisite: EDUC 512 or 512M. Offered May term each year. One semester hour.

  • EDUC 519: Assessment for Early Ch/Elementary Educators

    A comprehensive study of assessment practices in preschool and K-5 elementary settings. Emphasis will be placed on selecting appropriate assessments to measure student learning and interpretation of assessment results. Candidates will learn about a variety of assessments specifically designed for preschool and elementary students. Both standardized and informal assessments and their role in measuring student performance will be covered. Enrollment limited to students admitted to the professional level of the teacher education program. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours

  • EDUC 520: Middle Grades and Secondary Curriculum and Methods

    Study of strategies for designing and implementing curriculum in the secondary school including assessment, unit and lesson planning, and styles of instruction. Material is developed into strategies for classroom practice. Offered spring and summer term each year. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 521: Middle Grades and Secondary Curriculum and Methods II (Content Areas)

    A study of current curriculum and teaching strategies used in specific teaching disciplines. Continuation of EDUC 520 with assistance from content area specialists. Offered spring and summer term each year. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 522: Preschool – Early Primary Curriculum

    A study of planning and implementing curricula for children 0 – 8 years of age in private and public school settings. This study includes a review of State of Tennessee early childhood standards and professional standards for developmentally appropriate practice for young children. The course includes the study of different early childhood education curriculum models along with the review and application of current research on pre-literacy and pre-mathematics in designing early childhood curriculum. Offered occasionally. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 523: Models of Teaching

    A study of a variety of approaches to teaching designed to give teachers a broad repertoire of teaching skills that will enable students to become more effective learners and bring about particular kinds of learning. Also included is an examination of the new technologies available in education to meet the diverse needs of learners. Offered summer term each year. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 524: Intermediate Curriculum

    An intensive study of the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade curricula based on the State of Tennessee Curriculum Standards and Academic Vocabulary. The focus is on planning and implementing standards-based curricula within a framework of meaningful and active learning. Candidates learn to use assessment to plan and implement instruction and assess learning. The course includes extensive study of research-based effective instructional strategies. Offered as needed. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 524M: Intermediate Curriculum

    An intensive study of the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade curricula based on the State of Tennessee Curriculum Standards and Academic Vocabulary. The focus is on planning and implementing standards-based curricula within a framework of meaningful and active learning. Candidates learn to use assessment to plan and implement instruction and assess learning. The course includes extensive study of research-based effective instructional strategies. Offered as needed. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 525: Structure of the Curriculum

    A study of current trends in curriculum development, including curriculum integration. Candidates learn how to define objectives, plan for improvement, and organize instructional materials. An elective in licensed teacher programs. Offered occasionally. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 527: Content Area Reading

    A study of approaches and procedures designed to assist students in grades 4-12 in becoming adept readers. The primary focus is on reading and language arts in the curriculum content areas. Guiding literacy development in students with both typical and atypical language skills is included. Techniques to modify and expand instruction based on student development are examined and discussed. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 529: Teaching Mathematics

    A study of the presentation of calculation skills and applied mathematics problem-solving appropriate to the elementary schools. Remediation strategies are included. Offered occasionally. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 530: Education of Exceptional Students

    A study of the applications of educational theories and research related to the instruction of students with special needs. Topics include student characteristics, motivation, instruction, evaluation, and procedures for special education referrals. Offered spring and summer terms each year. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 532: Counseling of Children and Families

    A study of counseling principles important to teachers as they interact with children and their families. Offered occasionally. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 534: Curriculum and Methods for Elementary Music

    A study of the philosophy, curriculum, methods, and materials of teaching music to children including studies of the child’s musical development (grades PreK-5). Cross-listed as MUSC 451. Offered fall term even years. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 535: Curriculum and Methods for Secondary Music

    - A study of the philosophy, curriculum, methods, and materials of teaching vocal and instrumental music and ensembles in grades 7-12. Cross-listed as MUSC 452. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 536: Instrumental Methods I

    A study of brass and string instruments with emphasis on playing fundamentals, pedagogy, curriculum, and materials. Cross-listed as MUSC 436. Offered fall term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 537: Instrumental Methods II

    A study of woodwind and percussion instruments with emphasis on playing fundamentals, pedagogy, curriculum, and materials. Cross-listed as MUSC 437. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 538M: Teaching English Language Learners

    A study of the characteristics of children who are English Language Learners (ELL), of the assessment of their literacy skills, and of literacy intervention strategies based on a review of the literature pertaining to ELL instruction. Relevant topics include: establishing a classroom environment that is positive and welcoming for the English language learner; establishing routines; communicating with ELL students; using simple sign language; using whole group strategies; guiding written expression; establishing a buddy system and peer tutoring; organizing volunteer programs. The course provides support to a “reflective and caring” teacher of English language learners. Offered as needed. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 540: Health and Physical Education Methods

    Reading and discussion of fitness and health concerns of children. The course includes instruction and practice related to physical activity and rhythmical activities. Emphasis is on integration of health and physical education topics and activities into the curriculum. Offered spring term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EDUC 541: Engaging Learners in Content Instruction

    An exploration of the broad range of needs exhibited by learners in the typical elementary classroom including learning styles, cultural influences, modalities, and brain development. It focuses on the use of research-based practices for differentiating instruction to support student success in the content areas and for building a culturally responsive classroom community. The course provides participants with a framework for using technology, web-based materials, and the arts as tools for engaging all learners Field work included. Offered spring term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EDUC 544: Advanced Children's Literature

    An in-depth study of children’s literature, infancy through adolescence. Emphasis is on criteria for planning, presenting, and evaluating a quality literature program to provide rich literary experiences, grades Pre-Kindergarten - grade 8. Candidates compare and contrast literary contributions from all genres of literature and literature which represents diverse cultures and people. Offered spring or summer term each year. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 545: Advanced Early Childhood Special Education

    A course designed to prepare candidates to teach young children with disabilities and support families in school and non-school settings. Topics addressed will include historical and philosophical foundations of services for young children with exceptional learning needs, current trends and issues in the field, service delivery models effective with young children with disabilities, application of family systems theory in early childhood special education, teaching and intervention strategies for young children with special needs, use of assistive and adaptive tools and technologies, and use of consultants and other resources. Prerequisite: EDUC 530 or EDUC 579. Offered as needed. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 550: Elementary Physical Education Methods

    A course designed to prepare students to teach physical education to elementary students. This course includes practical presentation of classroom management, developmentally appropriate skill development, assessment techniques, and lesson preparation and presentation. Field experience with written evaluation is included in this course. Offered as needed. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 551: Internship I

    A full-day, full-semester, school-based professional growth experience. In addition to a specific teaching assignment, the student may have observations of various school situations, emphasizing diversity, exceptionality, and rural and urban settings. Some experiences to develop psychological readiness for the profession are included. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 560 Advanced Capstone Seminar required. Offered fall term each year. Five semester hours.

  • EDUC 552: Internship II

    A full-day, full-semester, school-based professional growth experience. A continuation of the internship involving greater responsibility in the teaching assignment. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 560 Advanced Capstone Seminar required. Offered spring term each year. Six semester hours.

  • EDUC 553: Teaching Practicum

    A supervised practicum in lesson planning, instruction, and assessment for grades PreK-12. Designed for post-baccalaureate students seeking an additional endorsement or transitional license. Offered on demand. Three, six, twelve semester hours.

  • EDUC 560A: Advanced Capstone Seminar

    A capstone seminar designed to promote reflection, in-depth discussion, and collaborative action research. Designed to integrate all elements of the program and document program outcomes in the candidate portfolio. Also includes topical presentations by Milligan and partner school faculty. Enrollment limited to students enrolled concurrently in EDUC 551 and 552 Internship. Will be repeated once for credit. Offered fall and spring terms each year. One semester hour.

  • EDUC 560B: Advanced Capstone Seminar

    A capstone seminar designed to promote reflection, in-depth discussion, and collaborative action research. Designed to integrate all elements of the program and document program outcomes in the candidate portfolio. Also includes topical presentations by Milligan and partner school faculty. Enrollment limited to students enrolled concurrently in EDUC 551 and 552 Internship. Will be repeated once for credit. Offered fall and spring terms each year. One semester hour.

  • EDUC 562: Seminar in Secondary Foundations

    A survey of the historical, philosophical, legal, and social foundations of secondary school education in the United States. Offered fall and summer term. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 563: Advanced Educational Psychology

    A study of the application of psychological theories and research to classroom setting. Topics include student characteristics, mental health, personality, learning theories, group dynamics, motivation, and evaluation with a focus on social constructivist theory. Offered occasionally. Three semester hours.

  • EDUC 565: Technology in Education

    A study of applications of technology to instruction of children in PreK-12 schools and to the maintenance of records and resources. Includes multimedia, computer-based educational games, access to learning resources via the Internet, and web page design. An elective in secondary and licensed teacher programs. Offered occasionally. Three semester hours.