Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
136 Hours

Early Childhood ZS Minor

22 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ECE 1110
Early Childhood Development
3

Focuses on typical and atypical developmental milestones of physical, cognitive, language, and social/emotional development of children from birth to age 12 with a focus on the preschool years. Theories of child development and contributions of theorists are reviewed in the context of application to developmental milestones. The effects that multiple, interrelated environmental factors have on the growth and development of the child will be explored. Must complete with a C or better.

Requirement(s):
DHS Clearance. Student background check.

ECE 1650
Observation and Assessment Techniques for Early Childhood Education Programs
3

Focuses on developmentally appropriate, ethical assessment of preschool children. Students will participate in hands-on child evaluation and practice developing assessment documents for parents and institutions for the purposes of determining current levels of functioning and directing curriculum development. Students will demonstrate basic knowledge of the referral process for IEPs and IFSPs, and the roles of the teachers, parents and helping professional in these processes. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and content application are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 1110

Requirement(s):
DHS Clearance. Student background check.

ECE 2010
Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum
3

Focuses on developmental milestones for children birth through 35 months in cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional domains, including typical and atypical development. Provides an intense look at methods of designing and implementing appropriate programs, including curriculum and assessment, physical space adaptations, and parent/school/community partnerships. Review of applicable early intervention procedures, including IEPs and IFSPs is explored. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ECE 2020

Requirement(s):
DHS Clearance. Student background check.

ECE 2020
Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum Lab
1

Focuses on developmentally appropriate interactions between adults and children birth through 35 months in and infant/toddler ECSE, or licensed infant or toddler program. Field work components will include a focus on relationship building, environmental structure and professionalism in infant/toddler environments. Includes 30 hours of fieldwork. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ECE 2010

Requirement(s):
DHS Clearance. Student background check.

ECE 2510
Developing Curriculum for Early Childhood
3

Focuses on developmentally appropriate design of curricula that promotes the growth and development of the preschool child (ages 3 and 4) with curricular connections to early elementary. Differentiation for special needs is reviewed. Curricular domains covered are aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and content application are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 1650

Requirement(s):
DHS Clearance. Student background check.

ECE 2810
Parents and Teachers: Partners in Education
3

Focuses on information and strategies that can be used by teachers to encourage parents to work in partnership with schools. Promoting holistic child development with the parent in the role of the teacher in the home and community with the teacher as support to the parent is explored. The teacher's role as a child advocate through mandated reporting for child abuse or neglect and family advocate through the IEP/IFSP process is reviewed. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and content application are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 1110

Requirement(s):
DHS Clearance. Student background check.

ECE 4610
Early Assessment and Referral
3

Focuses on knowledge of characteristics and classifications of common delays, impairments, and disabilities. Tools of assessment and methods of referral for young children demonstrating atypical development with an emphasis on the goals and benefits of developmentally appropriate assessment is explored. IFSP, IEP, early intervention, and legal issues surrounding these topics will be featured. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 1650

Requirement(s):
DHS Clearance. Student background check.

ECE 4910
Senior Seminar: Early Childhood Education
3

Focuses on multiple influences on child growth and development through cross content curricular applications with a focus on health, safety, and nutrition. Students will recognize themselves within the framework of the professional community of early childhood educators. Licensing, regulation, and program administration issues will be highlighted. This is the capstone course for students seeking the ZS teaching endorsement. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and pedagogical knowledge are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

Comprehensive Major

45 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
EDU 1410
Health and Physical Education for Elementary Educators
3

Focuses on the importance of health and physical education for children in grades K-8. Students will learn how to incorporate health and physical education into their curriculum using research-based teaching strategies. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

EDU 1510
Visual and Performing Arts for Elementary Educators
3

Explores the integration of the visual and performing arts (music, dance, and drama) into the elementary classroom. Introduces the techniques, processes, materials, and concepts of the visual and performing arts. Provides opportunities to create meaningful learning experiences using the visual and performing arts. Establishes a foundation of the historical, social, and cultural contexts of the visual and performing arts.

EDU 2110
Number Concepts for Educators
3

Introduces key mathematical concepts in a problem-solving environment with a focus on number sense and numeration, whole number operations, fractions and decimals, computational algorithms, patterns, relations, functions, and informal algebra. A variety of materials, electronic tools, activities, and strategies are used to investigate patterns and test conjectures. Strategies appropriate for teaching elementary school mathematics are utilized. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110

EDU 2120
Geometric and Statistical Concepts for Educators
3

Introduces the principles of key mathematical concepts in a problem-solving environment. Focuses on mathematical logic, properties of two- and three-dimensional figures, similarity and congruence, motion geometry, common and metric measurement, statistical methods to describe, analyze, and use data, and probability applied in everyday life. Includes a variety of materials, electronic tools, activities, and strategies for teaching elementary school mathematics. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 2110

EDU 2210
Children's Literature
3

Analyzes and evaluates various classical and contemporary works written for children. Students will apply critical reading and writing skills to the exploration of various genres and the conventions that define those genres. In addition, the course will focus on developing strategies for engaging young readers in developmentally appropriate books. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

EDU 2510
Science Foundations I: Chemistry and Life Science
3

Introduces the basic concepts of inorganic chemistry: atoms, molecules, the periodic table, chemical reactions, and chemical equations. This course also introduces the principles of life science: plant and animal cells, ecosystems, human body systems, genetics, evolutionary change, and natural selection. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 2510L

EDU 2520
Science Foundations II: Astronomy, Earth Science, and Physics
3

Studies the solar system, the earth's structure, and the laws and forces which govern our planet and the universe as a whole. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 2520L

EDU 3110
Social Studies for Elementary Teachers
3

Integrates the disciplines of economics, geography, history, and political science, to provide an overview of the concepts, methods, and relationship between the disciplines. Provides necessary content, resources, and pedagogy for the elementary social studies teacher. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, GEO 1010, GEO 1110, HIS 3410, POL 3010

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

EDU 3410
Language Arts and Linguistic Foundations
3

Applies linguistic theory to language arts education. Includes an overview of structural and transformational linguistics and the impact on oral and written communication, including an examination of first and second language acquisition. Explores theory and techniques of listening, speaking, and writing effectively in the English language. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

ENG 3010
Structures of English
3

Examines contemporary English grammar, including syntactic structures and the elements of traditional grammar and their usage. This will be done by analyzing syntax, parts of speech, and other grammatical elements both independently and in context.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

GEO 1010
Human Geography
3

Studies the various cultural landscapes created by man around the globe. Such landscapes include patterns in agriculture, urban development, populations, economics, languages, religions, and others. This course provides the student with an overview of many different cultures and the opportunity to compare the cultures to their own culture.

GEO 1110
Physical Geography
3

Studies the natural environment, which is important to people and their activities, and how the physical elements of geography affect people. Presents maps and physical features, earth-sun-moon relationships, earth materials, land forms, drainage, and major natural resources. Introduces the character, causes, significance, and distribution of weather, climate, soils, and vegetation.

MTH 2710
Probability and Statistics for Educators
3

Introduces students to statistical methods common to educators. Students will learn how to collect, analyze, present, summarize, and interpret data using graphical and numerical methods; calculate probability, including binomial probability, and apply probability distributions; and utilize linear regression analysis to describe relationships in bivariate data. (Online only)

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1120 OR MTH 1310

POL 3010
American Political Systems
3

Provides a brief introduction to the political science discipline, and then examines United States government and politics at the national, state, and local levels. Areas of study include the United States Constitution, federalism, representation and participation, the executive, the legislature, the judiciary and civil liberties, domestic and foreign policies, and government and politics in Michigan.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

SPK 2050
Oral Interpretation of Literature
3

Analyzes works of prose, poetry, drama, and children's literature for the purpose of oral performance. Along with developing skills in the use of voice and bodily movement to expressively interpret literature, students will examine literary structures, meaning, mood, and rhythm with the purpose of adapting works for individual and collaborative performance, and students will engage in practice and peer feedback in the process of preparing for performances.

Prerequisite(s):
SPK 2010

Professional Education Requirements

45 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
EDU 2010
Introduction to Professional Education Experience
3

Introduces candidates to the realities of the teaching profession, the structure and operation of schools, current educational issues and trends, and the foundations of education. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 3120
Educational Psychology
3

Focuses on the learning process including the role of the teacher in learning; efficiency of learning as it is affected by the developmental processes; psychological principles that are central to the learning process and their relationship to the teaching situation; variables in learning; and evaluation of the outcomes of learning. Emphasizes application of learning theory and multicultural concepts in a field-based context. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 2010

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 3210
Theory and Principles of Reading Instruction
3

Focuses on theory and process in developmentally appropriate reading and writing instruction, including language and literacy acquisition, comprehension, word recognition, methods of instruction and assessment, program development, and planning for individual instructional needs. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3120

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 3310
The Exceptional Learner
3

Studies the physical, psychological, social, and educational factors related to exceptional individuals, including intellectually gifted, English language learners, and the handicapped. Emphasizes collaborative historical, legal, legislative, and futuristic aspects of educating the exceptional learner. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3120

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 3460
Integrating Technology into 21st Century Learning
3

Introduces selection, evaluation, and use of appropriate media, including microcomputers and Web-based learning, as an integral part of the curriculum to achieve stated learning objectives. Provides hands-on experience in preparing and using leading edge technology, materials and equipment for effective classroom learning. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 2010

EDU 3710
Early Childhood Education ZS Practicum
3

Focuses on planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate, child-centered classroom environment across curricular and developmental domains. Students will demonstrate competence in child assessment, group guidance, advocacy, peer collaboration, and parent communication. 15 hours of lecture and 120 hours of lead teaching in a pre-school program with special needs students is required. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and content application are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 2510, EDU 3310

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 4210
Reading in the Content Areas
3

Studies the principles, techniques, and processes of literacy instruction needed to help candidates become independent, strategic learners in the content areas taught in the elementary school. Applies learning principles and practices to real-world teaching situations. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in K-8 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3210

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

EDU 4310
Instructional Design and Assessment
3

Prepares candidates to design curriculum and assessments aligned to state and national standards. Instructional design principles as well as formative and summative assessment practices will be covered. Practice using assessment data to drive curricular and instructional decisions. Emphasis on teaching and learning for all students. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3310

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

EDU 4410
Classroom Development
3

Focuses on classroom development techniques, which lead to the creation of a positive, democratic learning environment. The techniques learned will help P-12 students monitor and adjust behavior in order to achieve self-discipline. The culminating activity is a Classroom Development Plan. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of fieldwork are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3460, EDU 4310

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 4550

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

EDU 4450
Educational Foundations
2

Studies education and schooling in American culture and society. Focuses on the interpretation and appraisal of current educational practices and trends. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 4810

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

EDU 4510
Theory and Techniques of Instruction
6

Introduces the theory of instruction, methods, and instructional strategies. Includes participation and teaching in P-12 classrooms. Content specific teaching strategies for all areas including English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science will be developed. Emphasizes the application of effective instructional theory and practice, sound decision making, and multicultural education in a field-based context. 60 hours of lecture and 60 hours of fieldwork participation in P-12 classroom settings are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 4310

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

EDU 4810
Directed Teaching I
10

Requires candidates to observe and teach in P-12 classroom settings for approximately 18 weeks during regular school hours, following the school district calendar and the supervising teacher's contractual agreement. Attendance at professional development conferences and seminars may be required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 4450

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

General Education Requirements

24 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

HIS 3410
United States History to 1877
3

Investigates major events, developments, and themes in American history from the pre-colonial period to 1877. This course examines how the nation evolved and studies how the past has created a distinctive American character that continues to have an impact on the nation and the world. Includes discussion of some historiographical interpretations of the period.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

MTH 1110
College Algebra I
3

Introduces elements of algebra including graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, and functions. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

MTH 1120
College Algebra II
3

Examines more advanced elements of algebra emphasizing the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Key topics include functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, rational functions, logarithms, exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series. Graphing is by recognition and transformation rather than by plotting points. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110

SOC 3210
Cultural Diversity
3

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

SPN 1010
Spanish I
3

Introduces the beginning study of Spanish designed for students with minimal or no experience in Spanish. The main goal of this course is to begin to learn to speak, read, write, and comprehend Spanish. Special emphasis is placed on developing communication skills and on increasing awareness of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world.

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