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Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2001-2003

Department of Education and Human Development

282 Faculty Office Building
(585) 395-2205

Chairperson and Professor: Morris I. Beers; Distinguished Service Professor: Betsy C. Balzano; Professors: Morris I. Beers. Associate Professors: Gerald Lee Begy; Christine E. Murray; Arthur E. Smith. Assistant Professors: Mary Corey; Dana Hathcock; Susan Novinger; Scott Robinson; Lynae Sakshaug; Robin Umber; Conrad Van Voorst; Peter Veronesi. Lecturers: Karen Slonski-Fowler; William R. Veenis. Director of Field Experience: Diane Maurer. Coordinator of Elementary and Secondary Certification: Nancy DiPasquale.

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The Department of Education and Human Development offers teacher certification programs in elementary and secondary education. Students pursuing a degree program with certification must also complete an appropriate academic major.

Due to new New York State Standards for Teacher Certification all programs are currently under revision. Please contact the Department of Education and Human Development for current information (585) 395-2205.

Admission Requirements
There are specific requirements for acceptance to all teacher education programs and additional requirements for maintaining eligibility. For both elementary and secondary certification students, admission to the program requires a separate application, usually prior to entering the junior year. Applications are available from the Department of Education and Human Development, as well as from the Admissions Office. All programs require a minimum cumulative GPA for entrance and for continued eligibility. All programs are very competitive and not all qualified students may be accepted in periods of high demand.

Special Note
Many teacher preparation programs require more than 120 credits and may require more than eight semesters of full-time study. In addition, many programs require availability during school hours for completion of field experience requirements.

Important Notice
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards and revised NY State Board of Regents policies will lead to changes in education programs and certification requirements during the term of this catalog. Check with the Department of Education and Human Development for the most current information.

Elementary Teacher Certification
Changes by the New York State Education Department of Education will lead to two certification titles: Early Childhood (birth to grade 2) and Childhood (grade 1 to grade 6). Both of these new programs are presently under review. Check with the Department of Education and Human Development for the most current information.

Once Brockport's programs are approved they will provide teacher preparation for certification that is eligible for the College's recommendation for a teaching credential. New programs will satisfy New York State academic requirements and, under the terms of the Interstate Agreement, the academic requirements for an initial certificate in many other states. Successful completion of the liberal arts and sciences portion and of the written assessment of teaching skills portion of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations will continue to be required for initial certification. Candidates should inquire about these test requirements at the time of program admission. Please refer to Teacher Preparation at SUNY Brockport in this catalog for additional information on certification.

Certification in any of the Elementary areas will continue to require an appropriate major in an academic area. Specific advisement is provided for both the academic major and the certification program. Students should contact the Department of Education and Human Development and their academic major department as early as possible when planning their programs.

The last possible date for admission into the current Elementary (K-6) program listed here is Fall 2001 to begin the program in Spring 2002.

Elementary Teacher Certification Program Requirements
In order to be eligible for Elementary (PreK-6) certification under present New York State requirements, the Bachelor's degree, all certification course work, testing and student teaching must be completed prior to February 1, 2004.

  1. General Education Requirements: Students must meet the general education requirements in effect at the time of acceptance.

  2. Pre-professional Preparation: Academic Major. Students seeking certification in any of the proposed programs must complete an academic major in a discipline generally considered as one of the liberal arts or sciences. Business, other professional programs or majors, and performance majors such as dance do not satisfy this requirement. The department recommends that students, in consultation with an advisor in the Department of Education and Human Development, consider a major related to subjects taught at the elementary level. A complete list of acceptable majors is available from the Department of Education and Human Development.

  3. Pre-professional Preparation: Arts and Science Cognates. The following courses are required for teacher certification at the elementary school level, some of which may also satisfy requirements for General Education and/or the academic major.
    1. Foreign Languagethe equivalent of one year of college-level study in a language other than English.
    2. Englishin addition to the basic College Composition course (ENL 112) or equivalent transfer course:
      ENL 482 Children's Literature
      *Three additional credits in an advanced writing course such as the following:
      ENL 210 Creative Writing
      ENL 303 Introduction to Literary Analysis (ENL majors only)
      ENL 305 Advanced Composition
    3. Mathematicsin addition to the basic Quantitative Skills (QNT 111) or equivalent transfer course:
      MTH 313 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
      MTH 314 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
    4. Science
      NAS 273 Investigation in the Physical Sciences
      *Six additional credits by advisement; three credits to be selected from courses whose
      content includes field natural science and three credits to be selected from courses in earth science.
    5. Social Studies
      ESC 102 Elements of Geography
      *Six additional credits by advisement; three credits to be selected from courses
      dealing with a culture other than the student's own and three credits from courses such as the following:
      HST 102 The Modern World
      HST 212 Modern America
      SOC 210 Social Problems
      PLS 113 American Political System

  4. Professional Preparation: Education Courses (29 credits)
    Phase I (may be taken in sequence, over more than one semester, but prior to Phase 2):
    Credits
    PSH 384 Developmental Psychology
    3
    EDI 320* Self, School and Society
    3
    EDI 321* Elementary Classroom Observation
    1
    EDI 325 Understanding the Exceptional Learner
    3
    HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers
    (Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher must be maintained in order to enroll in EDI 320 and all courses in Phases 2, 3 and 4.)
    1
     
    Phase 2 (must be taken concurrently):
    EDI 405 Literacy I
    3
    EDI 406** Dimensions of Teaching with Lab
    6
     
    Phase 3 (must be taken concurrently):
    EDI 415 Literacy II
    3
    EDI 416** Applications of Teaching with Lab
    6
     
    Total:
    29

  5. Professional Preparation: Student Teaching and Seminar (14 credits)

    Phase 4 (must be taken concurrently):
    Credits
    EDI 455 Practicum in Elementary Education
    12
    EDI 456** Professional Development Seminar
    2
     
    Total:
    14

NOTE: A complete list of possible courses to meet these requirements may be obtained from the department.

* School-based observations and participation beyond class time are required for this course.

** Students are responsible for their own transportation for all off-campus field experiences.

Bilingual-Multicultural Education Certification
This program allows a student who is pursuing elementary education certification to extend that certificate to bilingual certification. A teacher thus prepared is able to teach in either a monolingual or a bilingual Spanish-English elementary school classroom.

To meet the requirements for both the elementary and the bilingual extension certification, a student must complete:

  1. the B option of the Spanish major with a concentration in Bilingual-Multicultural Studies;
  2. the pre-professional preparation requirements: arts and sciences cognates as described in Item III, under Elementary Pre K-6;
  3. the Elementary Education Certification program;
  4. all other College graduation requirements; and
  5. the language proficiency examinations in both English and Spanish with passing grades.

During the student-teaching portion of the elementary certification program, at least one-half of the experience will be in a bilingual classroom.

Prerequisites

  1. Completion of 12 credits in Spanish or equivalent through testing.
  2. Completion of composition requirement with a grade of "C" or better.

Secondary Teacher Certification
The Department of Education and Human Development has proposed programs that lead to provisional certification in nine Adolescent (7-12) areas: social studies, English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, French, and Spanish. The four science areas also include general science.

The last possible date for admission into the Secondary programs listed here is Spring 2002 to begin the program in Fall 2002.

In order to be eligible for Secondary certification under present New York State requirements, the Bachelor's degree, all certification course work, testing and student teaching must be completed prior to February 1, 2004.

Secondary Teacher Certification
The Department of Education and Human Development offers programs that lead to provisional certification in nine secondary (7-12) areas: social studies, English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, French and Spanish. The four science areas also include general science.

Students who complete a degree from SUNY Brockport that includes an approved program of teacher preparation for certification are eligible for the College's recommendation for a teaching credential. Approved programs satisfy New York state academic requirements and, under the terms of the Interstate Agreement, the academic requirements for an initial certificate in many other states. Initial certification in New York state requires satisfactory performance on the New York State Liberal Arts and Sciences Test and the written Assessment of Teaching Skills. Please refer to Teacher Preparation at SUNY Brockport in this catalog for additional information on certification.

Each secondary certification area requires an academic major in the subject area of certification. Specific advisement is provided for both the academic major and the certification area. Students interested in teacher certification should contact the Department of Education and Human Development and their academic major department as early as possible when planning their programs. Students are responsible for their own transportation for all off-campus field experiences.

Admission to current Secondary programs requires a separate application and completion of at least 12 S.H. in the major.

French 7-12
Program Requirements

I. General Education Requirements Students must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of acceptance.

II. Pre-professional Preparation: Academic Major Students must formally declare themselves as French majors in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and successfully complete all requirements for the major, described under the listing for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in this catalog.

III. Additional Requirement (3 credits)

FCE 420 Multiculturalism in the USA
OR
CMC 418 Crosscultural Communication

IV. Professional Preparation:

Education Courses (13 credits)
Credits
EDI 320* Self, Schools and Society
3
HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers
1
PSH 484 Adolescence
3
EDI 449* Introduction to Teaching Secondary Foreign Language
3
EDI 469* Methods of Teaching Secondary Foreign Language
3
 
Total:
13

V. Professional Preparation: Student Teaching and Senior Seminar
(must be taken concurrently) (15 credits)

EDI 475 Practicum in Secondary Education
12
EDI 476 Seminar
3
 
Total:
15


* School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course.

Prior to admission to EDI 469 Methods in Secondary Foreign Languages, students seeking certification in French or Spanish or Combined French and Spanish must complete six credits of 400-level French and/or Spanish on the SUNY Brockport campus or in a Brockport program abroad. In addition, certification candidates must pass a qualifying examination which covers listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing of French and/or Spanish. The examination also includes highlights of French and/or Spanish civilization, culture and literature. See catalog descriptions for French and Spanish major requirements under the listing for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Spanish 7-12
Program Requirements

I. General Education Requirements: Students must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of acceptance.

II. Pre-professional Preparation: Academic major: Students must formally declare themselves as Spanish majors in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and successfully complete all requirements for the major, described under the listing for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in this catalog.

III. Additional Requirement (3 credits)

FCE 420 Multiculturalism in the U.S.A.

or

CMC 418 Crosscultural Communication

IV.Professional Preparation:

Education Courses (13 credits)
Credits
EDI 320* Self, Schools and Society
3
HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers
1
PSH 484 Adolescence
3
EDI 449* Introduction to Teaching Secondary Foreign Language
3
EDI 469* Methods of Teaching Secondary Foreign Language
3
 
Total:
3

V. Professional Preparation: Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (must be taken concurrently) (15 credits)

EDI 475 Practicum
12
EDI 476 Seminar
3
 
Total:
15

* School-based observation and participation beyond class time is required for this course.

Prior to admission to EDI 469 Methods in Secondary Foreign Languages, students seeking certification in French or Spanish or combined French and Spanish must complete six credits of 400-level French and/or Spanish on the SUNY Brockport campus or in a Brockport program abroad. In addition, certification candidates must pass a qualifying examination which covers listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing of French and/or Spanish. The examination also includes highlights of French and/or Spanish civilization, culture and literature. See catalog descriptions for French and Spanish major requirements under the listing for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Mathematics 7-12
Program Requirements

I. General Education Requirements: Students must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of acceptance.

II. Pre-professional Preparation: Academic Major: Students must formally declare themselves as mathematics majors and successfully complete all requirements for the major described in the listing for the Department of Mathematics in this catalog.

III. Pre-professional Preparation: Foreign Language: The equivalent of one year of college-level study in a language other than English is required for teacher certification in New York state.

IV. Professional Preparation:

Education Courses (13 credits)
Credits
EDI 320* Self, School and Society
3
HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers
1
PSH 484 Adolescence
3
EDI 446* Introduction to Teaching Secondary Mathematics
3
EDI 466* Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics
3
 
Total:
13

V. Professional Preparation: Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (must be taken concurrently) (15 credits)

EDI 475 Practicum in Secondary Education
12
EDI 476 Seminar
3
 
Total:
15

* School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this class.

Biology and General Science 7-12
This program is designed to prepare students to teach biology in New York state schools in grades 7-12. In addition to certification in biology, students will meet the New York state requirements for certification in the area of a minor and in general science.

Program Requirements

I. General Education Requirements: Students must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of acceptance.

II. Pre-professional Preparation: Biology Major and Required Minor: Students must formally declare themselves as biology majors and successfully complete all requirements for the major described under the listing for the Department of Biological Sciences in this catalog. Students must also formally declare a minor in one of the following sciences: chemistry, earth science or physics.

III. Additional Requirement: In addition to the major and minor, students must complete two laboratory science courses in each of the above science areas (total of 16 additional hours) not selected for a major or a minor.

IV. Pre-professional Preparation: Foreign Language: The equivalent of one year of college-level study in a language other than English is required for teacher certification in New York state.

V. Professional Preparation:

Education Courses (13 credits)
Credits
EDI 320* Self, School and Society
3
HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers
1
PSH 484 Adolescence
3
EDI 447* Introduction to Teaching Secondary Science
3
EDI 467* Methods of Teaching Secondary Science
3
OR
A course in biology lab methods and materials (BIO)
 
Total:
13

VI. Professional Preparation: Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (must be taken concurrently) (15 credits)

EDI 475 Practicum in Secondary Education 12
EDI 476 Seminar 3
   
Total: 15

* School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course.

Chemistry and General Science 7-12
This program is designed to prepare students to teach chemistry in New York state schools in grades 7-12. In addition to certification in chemistry, students will meet the New York state requirements for certification in the area of a minor and in general science.

Program Requirements

I. General Education Requirements: Students must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of matriculation.

II. Pre-professional Preparation:

  1. Academic major
    Students must formally declare themselves as chemistry majors, and successfully complete all requirements for the major, described under the listing for the Department of Chemistry in this catalog. Note that CHM 480 is required for the three credit elective for candidates for teaching certification. Students are encouraged to include additional chemistry electives as their interests and programs allow.
  2. Course work in the other sciences (biology, earth sciences, and physics) and mathematics: Students must complete two courses (both with laboratory) in each of these three sciences, and two semesters of calculus. Note that the chemistry major requires calculus-based physics (PHS 201-202) and three semesters of calculus.
  3. Academic Minor: Students must formally declare themselves as minors in biology, earth sciences, or physics, and successfully complete all requirements for this minor, described under the listing for the Department of Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, or Physics in this catalog.

III. Pre-professional Preparation: Foreign Language: The equivalent of one year of college-level study in a language other than English is required for teacher certification in New York state.

IV. Professional Preparation:

Education Courses (13 credits)
Credits
EDI 320* Self, School and Society
3
HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers
1

PSH 484 Adolescence

3
EDI 447* Introduction to Teaching Secondary Science
3
EDI 467* Methods of Teaching Secondary Science
3
 
Total:
13

V. Professional Preparation: Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (must be taken concurrently) (15 credits)

EDI 475 Practicum in Secondary Education
12
EDI 476 Seminar
3
 
Total:
15

* School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course.

Earth Science and General Science 7-12
This program is designed to prepare students to teach earth science in New York state schools in grades 7-12. In addition to certification in earth science, students will meet the New York state requirements for certification in general science.

Program Requirements

I. General Education Requirements: Students must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of matriculation.

II. Pre-professional Preparation: Earth Science Major and Required Minor: Students must formally declare themselves as earth science majors, and successfully complete all requirements for the major, described under this listing for the Department of Earth Sciences in this catalog. Students must also formally declare a minor in one of the following sciences: biology, chemistry or physics.

III. Additional Requirements: In addition to the major and minor, students must complete two laboratory science courses in each of the above science areas (total of 16 additional hours) not selected for a major or a minor.

IV. Pre-professional Preparation: Foreign Language: The equivalent of one year of college-level study in a language other than English is required for teacher certification in New York state.

V. Professional Preparation:

Education Courses (13 credits)
Credits
EDI 320* Self, School and Society
3
HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers
1
PSH 484 Adolescence
3
EDI 447* Introduction to Teaching Secondary Science
3
EDI 467* Methods of Teaching Secondary Science
3
 
Total:
13

VI. Professional Preparation: Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (must be taken concurrently) (15 credits)

EDI 475 Practicum in Secondary Education
12
EDI 476 Seminar
3
 
Total:
15

* School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course.

Physics and General Science 7-12
This program is designed to prepare students to teach physics in New York state schools in grades 7-12. In addition to certification in physics, students will meet the New York state requirements for certification in the area of a minor and in general science.

Program Requirements

I. General Education Requirements: Students must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of matriculation.

II. Pre-professional Preparation: Physics Major and Required Minor: Students must formally declare themselves as physics majors, and successfully complete all requirements for the major, described under the listing for the Department of Physics in this catalog. Students must also formally declare a minor in one of the following sciences: biology, chemistry or earth sciences.

III. Additional Requirement: In addition to the major and minor, students must complete two laboratory science courses in each of the above science areas (total of 16 additional hours) not selected for a major or a minor.

IV. Pre-Professional Preparation: Foreign Language: The equivalent of one year of college-level study in a language other than English is required for teacher certification in New York state.

V. Professional Preparation:

Education Courses (13 credits)
Credits
EDI 320* Self, School and Society
3
HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers
1
PSH 484 Adolescence
3
EDI 447* Introduction to Teaching Secondary Science
3
EDI 467* Methods of Teaching Secondary Science
3
 
Total:
13

VI. Professional Preparation: Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (must be taken concurrently) (15 credits)

EDI 475 Practicum in Secondary Education
12
EDI 476 Seminar
3
 
Total:
15

* School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course.

Social Studies 7-12

Program Requirements 1

I. General Education Requirements: Students must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of matriculation.

II. Pre-professional Preparation: Academic major: Students must formally declare themselves as history majors, and successfully complete all requirements for the major, described under the listing for the Department of History in this catalog.

III. Pre-professional Preparation:

Interdisciplinary Social Science Minor (18 credits)
Credits
PLS 113 American Political Systems
3
ANT 301 Native AmericansContemporary Issues
3
SOC 210 Social Problems
3
ESC 102 Elements of Geography
3
A course in Women's Studies (WMS)
3
and one of the following:
3
ECN 111 Contemporary Economic Problems
ECN 201 Principles of EconomicsMicro
ECN 202 Principles of EconomicsMacro
 
Total:
18

Up to six credits in the academic minor may be substituted by advisement. The substitution of another minor may be allowed for students who enter the program with more than 60 credits.

IV. Pre-professional Preparation: Foreign Language: The equivalent of two years of college-level study in a language other than English is required.

V. Professional Preparation:

Education Courses (13 credits)
Credits
EDI 320* Self, School and Society
3
HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers
3
PSH 484 Adolescence
3
EDI 448* Introduction to Teaching Secondary Social Studies
3
EDI 468* Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies
3
 
Total:
13
   
   

VI. Professional Preparation: Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (must be taken concurrently) (15 credits)

EDI 475 Practicum in Secondary Education
12
EDI 476 Seminar
3
 
Total:
15

* School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course.

English 7-12
Program Requirements

I. General Education Requirements: Students must meet the General Education requirements in effect at the time of matriculation.

II. Pre-professional Preparation: Academic major: Students must formally declare themselves as English majors, and successfully complete all requirements for the major, described under the listing for the Department of English in this catalog.

III. Pre-professional Preparation: Foreign Language: The equivalent of one year of college-level study in a language other than English is required for teacher certification in New York state.

IV. Professional Preparation:

Education Courses (13 credits)
Credits
EDI 320* Self, School and Society
3
HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers
1
PSH 484 Adolescence
3
EDI 445* Introduction to Teaching Secondary English
3
EDI 465* Methods of Teaching Secondary English
3
 
Total:
13

V. Professional Preparation: Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (must be taken concurrently) (15 credits)

EDI 475 Practicum in Secondary Education

12
EDI 476 Seminar
3
 
Total:
15

* School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course.

Bilingual Extension to Secondary and Special Subject Certification
Individuals certified in a secondary area other than foreign language or a special subject may extend the certificate by meeting the following requirements:

Bilingual Extension Requirements

  1. Minor in Spanish with an interdisciplinary concentration in bilingual-multicultural studies. For details see Spanish Minor Track Two under the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  2. Satisfactory completion of language proficiency.
  3. Practicum experience in a bilingual setting.

Education and Human Development Courses

EDI 320 Self, School and Society (A). Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Introduces students to the field of education as a profession. Focuses on social, cultural, historical and philosophical foundations of education; changing roles of teachers within contexts of contemporary schools; and clarification of one's own goals in the pursuit of a teaching career. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 321 Elementary Classroom Observation (B). Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Provides guided observations of elementary school classroom practices and the nature of the elementary school child with accompanying seminars that focus on reflection on experiences and the roles of a teacher. For students accepted into elementary certification program only. School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course. 1 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 325 Understanding the Exceptional Learner (A). Provides an introductory overview of the social, educational, and personal implications of human exceptionality in today's world. Examines issues and concerns related to the identification, instruction, and evaluation of individuals with specific disabilities, as well as extraordinary gifts or talents. Emphasizes the role and responsibility of teachers to maximize individual growth for learners with atypical characteristics or needs. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 360 Student Literacy Corps I. Provides opportunities for students to work with individuals to improve their literacy skills. Exposes students to the problem of illiteracy by training them as tutors and placing them in adult literacy or migrant education classes. Assists community organizations in the delivery of educational services. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 361 Student Literacy Corps II. Provides opportunities for students to work with individuals to improve their literacy skills. Only open to students who previously participated in EDI 360. Students serve as student mentors to help coordinate the activities of first-year students. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 399 Independent Study (B). To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.

EDI 405 Literacy I (B). Prerequisite: EDI 320, 321; Corequisite: EDI 406. Explores both atomistic and holistic approaches to literacy development. Provides a foundation in the cognitive, linguistic and physiological bases of reading, and helps students develop their own philosophies of reading and related language arts. Provides reflective, hands-on experiences through outside assignments. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 406 Dimensions of Teaching with Lab (B). Prerequisite: EDI 320, 321; Corequisite: EDI 405. Focuses on the tools and methodologies needed for elementary school teaching. Includes elements of effective instruction, classroom management, cooperative learning, motivation, assessment, learning theories, and team building. Uses peer teaching and videos of classroom scenarios in school experiences to reinforce the theoretical content. Develops the realization that teaching is a profession with a distinct body of knowledge. School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course. 6 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 415 Literacy II (B). Prerequisite: EDI 405, 406; Corequisite: EDI 416. An extension of Literacy I. Includes such topics as class assessment, diagnosis, and alternative approaches to developing literacy. Allows students to work with an individual child, culminating in a case report.
3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 416 Applications of Teaching with Lab (B). Prerequisite: EDI 405, 406; Corequisite: EDI 415. Focuses on the processes of learning and their application to the specific elementary school content areas of science, social studies, and math. Stresses the integration of writing and reading in all subjects. Features assignments on the development of thematic units, micro-teaching, lesson planning and delivery, and problems of curriculum. Involves field experiences that focus on observation and opportunities to apply student-developed units and lessons. School based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course. 6 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 420 Elementary Education for Language Teachers (B). A 45-hour institute designed for certified secondary foreign language teachers who wish to extend their certification to teach a language at the elementary school level. Includes such topics as the nature and development of the elementary school; elementary school curriculum; cognitive, affective, psychomotor, and linguistic development; elements of instruction as applied to teaching a language to elementary children; and development of materials. 3 Cr. Summers.

EDI 421 The Bilingual Child (B). Explores the social, emotional and cognitive implications of being a child who must function as a bilingual in a classroom setting. Relates theoretical knowledge to actual observations as students observe and work with children in a bilingual setting. Requires a case study. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 422 TESOL: Materials and Techniques (B). Covers the methods and materials used in teaching English as a second language to children and adults. Competency-based. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 426 Effective Elements of Instruction (B). Follows Hunter's model. Combines both theory and actual classroom application of the principles of teaching to an objective. Covers task analysis, monitoring and adjusting to student needs, rate and degree, and retention and motivation. 3 Cr.

EDI 445 Introduction to Teaching Secondary English (B). Prerequisites: EDI 320, PSH 484 and matriculation in program. Provides an introduction to teaching English in the secondary schools. Includes such topics as designing instructional objectives, essential elements of instruction, cooperative learning, whole language approach to literacy, and process writing. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 446 Introduction to Secondary Mathematics Teaching (B). Prerequisites: EDI 320, PSH 484 and matriculation in program. Requires participants to demonstrate knowledge of Elements of Instruction in preparing a lesson plan, delivering a lesson plan to a peer group, and evaluating a lesson plan. Also familiarizes participants with the different learning/teaching styles. Requires participants to demonstrate good questioning techniques (Bloom's) and become familiar with course, unit and daily planning techniques. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 447 Introduction to Secondary Science Teaching (B). Prerequisites: EDI 320, PSH 484 and matriculation in program. Covers selected learning theories appropriate to science, lesson and unit plans, appropriate science curricula, lab exercises, evaluation of textbooks, and mandated safety requirements in science. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 448 Introduction to Teaching Secondary Social Studies (B). Prerequisites: EDI 320, PSH 484 and matriculation in program. Focuses on the application and knowledge objectives of EDI 320 for teaching social studies in secondary schools. Examines strategies and materials used in teaching social studies, emphasizing fundamental elements of instruction including writing objectives, designing anticipatory sets, active participation strategies, cooperative learning and closure activities. Teaches questioning strategies that undergird these elements. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 449 Introduction to Secondary Foreign Language Teaching (B). Prerequisites: EDI 320, PSH 484 and matriculation in program. Focuses on tools and methodologies needed for effective teaching. Includes elements of effective instruction, class room management, cooperative learning, motivation, assessment, learning theories, and team building. Uses in-school experiences, peer teaching and videos of classroom scenarios to reinforce the theoretical content. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 451 Overseas Studies in British Education (B). Allows a small group of students to visit selected urban and suburban English schools and educational agencies over a two-week period. Provides background seminars at SUNY Brockport in the months preceding the trip. Conducted under the direct supervision of a Brockport professor. Interested students should contact the Department of Education and Human Development for details. 3 Cr. Summers.

EDI 453 Teaching Children's Literature (B). Covers both traditional and current literature for young children that are critically appraised in terms of behavioral objectives. Analyzes nursery rhymes, nursery tales, songs, finger play, and the many current books for preschool and primary school children in terms of their contributions to social growth, language development, reading, math, science, and the social studies. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 455 Practicum in Elementary Education. Prerequisites: EDI 320, 321, 325, 405, 406, 415, 416, and PSH 384; Corequisite: EDI 456. Provides teaching experiences in elementary classrooms: planning, evaluating, instructing, managing children and routines. Requires students to demonstrate various instructional skills and exhibit traits such as responsibility, reliability, punctuality and empathy, basic communication skills and a positive attitude toward children and colleagues. 12 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 456 Professional Development Seminar (B). Corequisite: EDI 455. Provides additional kinds of support and encouragement for the student by meeting with fellow student teachers, college supervisors, and other resource personnel. Expects students to reflect upon their teaching experiences in terms of evaluation of self and future goals, acquisition of new knowledge and how it relates to self and the teaching profession, and how successful they are in linking previously learned theory and methodology with their classroom experiences. 2 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 465 Methods of Teaching Secondary English (B). Prerequisites: EDI 445, EDI 320 and PSH 484. Includes topics such as elements of objective and subjective criticism and the personal response to literature; teaching reading and responding to literature (short and long fiction, poetry, short and long drama); assessing literature and student responses; and English grammar and reading and writing. School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 466 Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics (B). Prerequisites: EDI 446, EDI 320 and PSH 484. Familiarizes participants with: evaluation techniques (quiz, test construction); classroom management techniques (attendance, cooperative learning, discipline, grading techniques); and the mathematics curricula in grades 7-12. Allows participants to participate in pre-teaching observation and practice problem-solving techniques. School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 467 Methods of Teaching Secondary Science (B). Prerequisites or corequisites: PSH 484, EDI 320 and EDI 447. Allows students to work with a classroom teacher in preparing lab and demonstration materials, assist students in the lab and evaluate the effectiveness of materials. School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 468 Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies (B). Prerequisites: EDI 448, EDI 320 and PSH 484. Focuses on techniques and strategies of teaching specific social science disciplines in secondary schools. Emphasizes developing an understanding of how content shapes teaching strategies and how the disciplines are used in reaching the objectives of the New York State Social Studies Curriculum. Entails adaptation of methodology from EDI 448 to teaching social studies. School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 469 Methods of Teaching Secondary Foreign Languages (B). Prerequisites: EDI 449, EDI 320, PSH 484 and a passing evaluation on the language proficiency test. Focuses on the application of specific methodology to the teaching of foreign languages. Includes assignments such as the development of thematic units, micro-teaching, lesson planning and delivery, and problems of curriculum. Requires the application of research in teaching a second language, utilization of modern media and technology, and implementation of proficiency-based activities. School-based observation and participation beyond class time are required for this course. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 475 Practicum in Secondary Education (B). Prerequisites: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, successful completion of all methods courses, and completion of major. Corequisite: EDI 476. Provides for a student teaching assignment involving professional teaching responsibility in appropriate secondary school subject matter field for one semester. Frequency of offering is dependent upon certification area. 12 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 476 Selected Problems in Secondary Education (B). Corequisite: EDI 475. Provides for the study and discussion of selected problems of secondary schools in New York state. Includes such topics as educational and historical background, aims and purposes, administration and organization, curriculum designs, guidance, evaluation, negotiations, and legal and other aspects of secondary education. Offered in conjunction with EDI 475. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 481 Computers in the Classroom (B,T). Introduces teachers the use of microcomputers in the classroom. Provides hands-on experience using prepared software such as simulation games, drill and practice, tutorials and teacher utilities. Also provides for evaluation and selection of software, and an introduction to graphics and the World Wide Web. 3 Cr. Fall, Spring.

EDI 490 Topics of Instruction (B). Meets the needs of intact groups of clients at the upper-division undergraduate level. Transcript title, content, bibliography and assessment procedures vary with the predetermined needs and interests of the group of clients served. 3 Cr.

EDI 499 Independent Study. To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.