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EDUC 152 - Classroom Theory and Practice

Classroom Theory and Practice is designed for students who would benefit from additional knowledge and practice to prepare for the expectations of the second year of the education program. This bridging course strengthens the capacity of preservice teachers to conduct professional self-assessment, develop relationships with students in elementary and secondary classrooms, plan curriculum and assessment, and deliver instruction. The course combines instruction on campus or online with field experience with a focus on the learning needs of the students who are enrolled. The course is open to students recommended by the Education Faculty only.

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EDUC 211 - Educational Strategies for Learning and Life

This course will focus on the awareness of self as a learner grounded in theories of learning. This course balances learning theory with the practice of developing study and self-management skills primarily for student success in higher education. Students will study strategies for academic success and explore learning styles and techniques to become an effective student. Topics for the course include strategies for goal setting, time management, memorization, reading, note taking, active listening, communicating, and healthy living.

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EDUC 251 - Introduction to Teaching

This course introduces the life of the professional teacher and lays the foundation to future courses in the teacher education program. The course consists of two components: 1) on-campus classes exploring basic educational concepts; and 2) in-school observation of these concepts at work. Students spend five half days in an elementary school and five half days in a secondary school.

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EDUC 281 - Principles of Mathematics for Teaching

This course provides a study of foundational mathematical concepts and properties in the elementary and junior high curriculum. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding, reasoning, explaining why algorithms work, and problem solving. Topics include number systems, operations, fractional numbers, proportional reasoning, and aspects of geometry.

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EDUC 300 - Introduction to Western Educational Ideas

Students receive an introduction to philosophical and ideological issues relating to educational thought and practice within the Western intellectual tradition. The course introduces the student to both traditional and contemporary theories of education as well as current efforts to develop a Christian approach to education.

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EDUC 301 - Educational Learning Theories and Applications

Lectures and discussions focus on learning in the classroom situation: the processes by which students learn and the factors that facilitate/inhibit learning. Specifically examined are learning theories, motivational theories, cognitive styles, discipline practices and assessment approaches.

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EDUC 303 - The Philosophy and Design of Curriculum Planning

This course examines a variety of curriculum orientations and their implications for shaping educational goals, pedagogy, student evaluation, and school structure at the elementary and secondary levels. Students will also be introduced to the rigors of curriculum design; they will be required to construct an integral unit plan as the culmination of weekly lab exercises. This course accentuates the correlation between lesson planning, assessment and unit goals.

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EDUC 305 - Selected Elementary Teaching Methods and Materials

In this course students will learn about the methods and materials used in teaching subjects or topics such as: Biblical Studies, English as a Second Language, science, art, social studies, physical education and health, music and First Nations/Metis/Inuit Studies, and assessment. Each curricular area is taught by a master elementary teacher. The course components are offered in one week modules of instruction. Credit for this course is awarded on a pass/fail basis.

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EDUC 306 - Elementary School Language Arts

The focus of this course is the language arts curriculum in elementary grades. Topics include: language acquisition, the oral language base of reading and writing, as well as theories, methods and materials related to the teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course also addresses appropriate approaches to assessment. A weekly seminar period will be used to have students engage in micro-teaching opportunities. This course is open only to students in the B.Ed. (AD) programs.

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EDUC 307 - Issues and Methods in Elementary Mathematics Teaching

This course examines foundational and methodological issues in teaching elementary mathematics. It provides an overview of the elementary mathematics curriculum, both in content and theories of instruction. Using problem solving in context, this course explores the development of children's understanding of key ideas in mathematics and examines the role of mathematical discussion, the development of flexible mathematical reasoning and the use of assessment for learning.

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EDUC 308 - Teaching Beyond the Classroom

This course is for those who teach, or intend to teach, in contexts other than the school classroom, such as churches, non-profit organizations, government, museums, nursing, or business. Course content will emphasize principles of curriculum planning, learning theory, and pedagogy. The course is designed to be highly interactive. While the course material is primarily directed toward children and adolescents, there are many applications to adult education.

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EDUC 309 - Teaching with Literature for Children and Adolescents

In this course, students are introduced to a representative selection of contemporary authors for children and adolescents and to literary genres with a view to using this literature in K-9 language arts programs and across the K-9 curriculum.

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EDUC 310 - Strategies for Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education

This is an introductory course on skill development in basic teaching and learning at the secondary level (primarily junior high). The course will focus on appropriate pedagogy, curriculum planning, classroom management. Special attention will be paid to assessment strategies for these age groups in relation to the Alberta Teaching Quality Standards.

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EDUC 315 - Selected Secondary Teaching Methods and Materials

In this course students learn about the methods and materials used to address themes in secondary education such as: English Language Learners, First Nations/Metis/Inuit Studies, and Assessment. Each topic is taught by an experienced master teacher. The course components are offered in one week modules of instruction. The intent of each module is to help students acquire basic familiarity with the challenges, methods and materials used to teach these topics. Credit for this course is awarded on a pass/fail basis.

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EDUC 320 - Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Mathematics and Sciences I

This curriculum and instruction course provides an in-depth study of the methods and materials used in the teaching of junior and senior high school mathematics and science with a special focus on the Alberta curriculum guides for subjects. This course helps Math and Science pre-service teachers to understand both the theoretical and pedagogical underpinnings of their major and minor teaching area. Topics covered include subject integration, planning, instruction and classroom management, and assessment.

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EDUC 321 - Elementary Science Methods

This course explores foundational and methodological issues in elementary science education as well as basic principles for teaching elementary physical, biological, and earth science. Students will examine science curriculum organization, key science concepts, and instructional strategies. The goal is for students to develop a vision for their science teaching, identify practices they wish to develop in their science classroom, and provide an informed rationale for their approach.

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EDUC 330 - Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary English Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Education and Fine Arts I

This curriculum and instruction course provides an in-depth study of the methods and materials used in the teaching of junior and senior high school English language arts and social studies. Pre-service teachers in physical education and fine arts will also study the methods and materials used for teaching their subjects. Special focus will be given to Alberta curriculum guides for the relevant core and noncore subjects. This course helps English language arts, social studies, physical education and fine arts pre-service teachers to understand both the theoretical and pedagogical underpinnings of their major and minor teaching area. Topics covered include subject integration, planning and instruction, with special attention given to assessment issues.

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EDUC 331 - Elementary Social Studies Methods

In this course we explore the natures and purposes of social studies education as they have been conceived in the past and are currently being articulated. Students will examine curriculum organization, key social studies concepts, and instructional strategies. The goal is for students to develop a vision for their social studies teaching, identify practices they wish to develop in their social studies classroom, and provide an informed rationale for their approach.

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EDUC 341 - Psychology of Exceptional Children

This course provides an overview of the major intellectual, academic, emotional, behavioural, sensory and physical exceptionalities that are encountered in classroom settings. Course participants will learn about the challenges and joys these exceptionalities pose for teaching and learning. Students will also examine such topics as the identification and diagnosis of these exceptionalities and the preparation of appropriate Individualized Educational Programs (I.E.P.s). Through class presentations, participants will become familiar with learners with exceptionalities. This course includes a one-hour lab per week in a school placement experience.

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EDUC 351 - Elementary Practicum I

This course provides students in the B. Ed. (AD) program with a reflective practicum experience that is coordinated with EDUC 305. Selected Elementary Teaching Methods and Materials. Students will spend approximately 40 hours in actual classroom instruction under the supervision of a certificated teacher and a faculty supervisor. During this time, students will also be required to assemble a teaching portfolio including detailed lesson and unit plans The concluding seminar will focus on student presentations of teaching experiences as well as analyses of these experiences in the light of the theory and methods course taken previously. Only students who pass EDUC 351 will be allowed to continue into the second year of the B.Ed. (AD) program. Credit for this course is awarded on a pass/fail basis. Please see the current EDUCATION 351 PRACTICUM MANUAL for additional information pertaining to the evaluation of this course.

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EDUC 353 - Secondary Practicum I

This course includes a 6 week practicum experience in a junior or senior high school classroom plus a one week concluding seminar. The pre-service teacher will be given significant classroom teaching responsibilities. All participants will present a teaching portfolio during the concluding seminar. Details about the practicum requirements and evaluation criteria are provided in the EDUC 353 Practicum Manual. Only students who pass EDUC 353 will be allowed to continue into the second year of the B.Ed. Secondary Program. Credit for this course is awarded on a pass/fail basis.

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EDUC 363 - Childhood and Adolescence

This course examines the psychology of human development and change from the prenatal period to late adolescence. Specifically, development is considered chronologically in the sequence of infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, early, middle and late adolescence. The dimensions of development to be investigated include the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, academic, moral and religious aspects.

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EDUC 367 - Religion in the Classroom

This course equips teachers to teach about religion in a variety of school contexts. We examine the legal parameters, study the religious diversity existent in Canada, and explore various issues involving religion that arise across the curriculum. Teachers able to confidently and comfortably discuss and teach about religion create welcoming spaces for all students and enable students to critically engage with diverse ideas, their neighbours, and the world in which they live.

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EDUC 393 - Movement Activities for Children

Students will study movement activities for children in elementary school within a developmental framework. Special emphasis is placed on games, gymnastics and dance for children ages five to twelve years. The course combines theory, practical teaching experiences with children and critical reflection on these experiences in the context of children's physical development. This will include the study of free play and organized physical activities in recreational, educational, and sport environments.

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EDUC 399 - Special Topics in Education

A course on a topic or figure of special interest to a member of the education faculty and offered on a non-recurring basis.

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EDUC 401 - Educational Administration

This course provides an historical perspective concerning issues in educational law and administration, diverse theoretical approaches to these issues, the interaction of these issues with schooling in the current context, and specifically, the impact such issues have on the classroom teacher. This course is open only to students in the B.Ed. (AD) program.

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EDUC 403 - Advanced Curriculum Design

In this course, students will examine curriculum design principles that pertain to year long program planning. Major topics will include: use of the Alberta Program of Studies, cross curricular themes, essential questions, big ideas, learning activities, subject integration and assessment. Consideration will also be given to the variety of teaching and learning styles, cultural diversity, special needs and classroom management as these impact curriculum development. Students will design a scope and sequence for year-long plans as well as reflect on their learning through other assignments.

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EDUC 408 - Corrective Reading

This course focuses on holistic diagnostic and corrective approaches for elementary grade students with reading problems. In addition to classroom based lectures and demonstrations, students develop their corrective reading teaching skills through campus-based, computer assisted instruction followed by work with an elementary pupil in a school setting and by preparing a major case study of their work.

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EDUC 409 - Cross Curricular Literacy

This course familiarizes secondary education students with the diverse literacy needs of the adolescent learner. Emphasis on the learning of teaching strategies that will help students comprehend expository texts in a variety of subject specializations. Students will explore reading and writing beyond the acquisition of skills, as well as, engage in discussions about critical, technological and media literacies.

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EDUC 410 - Classroom Management

Theories of classroom management practices in the elementary and secondary school are explored. There is an emphasis on practical applications of those theories which are congruent with a Christian view of the child, authority, learning and responsibility.

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EDUC 412 - Socio-cultural Influences in Jr./Sr. High School

This course examines the impact of contemporary culture on the adolescent educational experience. Utilizing a collaborative pedagogy, the course will challenge students to investigate how Canadian culture shapes school structure and the teaching/learning experience as well as its influence on adolescent self-perceptions and their views of others. The course examines issues such as ethnic, linguistic, socio-economic and religious diversity, gender, class, sexual orientation, home school interactions, and adolescent popular culture. Finally, the course encourages participants to consider how teachers might create a community of learners out of a diverse group of adolescent students.

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EDUC 414 - Educational Technology

This course explores the appropriate use of common information technology tools in teaching and learning. The course examines the foundational, theoretical, and practical issues of using technology in K - 12 classrooms.

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EDUC 420 - Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Mathematics and Sciences II

This course continues the examination of the main currents at play in mathematics and science education begun in EDUC 320. The nature of mathematics and science-both in terms of its formal outcomes as well as what it is to "do math" or science-will be explored. This will lead to a careful scrutiny of how curricula portray mathematics and science and how pedagogical practices can enable effective teaching in both disciplines. Students will also be exposed to current trends in educational technology and be challenged to see mathematics and science teaching within a broader cultural and religious framework.

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EDUC 430 - Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary English Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Education and Fine Arts II

This course focuses on the teaching of English language arts and social studies, at the Senior High level (grades 10-12). Pre-service teachers in physical education and fine arts will also focus on their respective subject areas. The programs of study of the Alberta government are studied and pre-service teachers are introduced to learning strategies, assessment theories and practices, and instructional management issues appropriate for Senior High students. Pre-service teachers are encouraged to be intentional about the strategies they use and reflective about their philosophy of education, view of human nature, and assumptions they employ.

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EDUC 450 - Elementary Classroom Startup Procedures

This course provides second-year elementary students with an experience of the beginning of a school year. In particular, students discover how a teacher intentionally fosters a desirable ethos in a classroom. The course includes an orientation, experiences in a school at the start of a year, periodic visits in the fall term, a short seminar midway, and a concluding seminar. This course begins a week before the start of the university academic year. Credit for this course is awarded on a pass/fail basis.

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EDUC 451 - Elementary Practicum II

This is the major practicum in the B. Ed. Elementary (AD) program. The student is assigned to a certificated teacher and is required to do a substantial amount of teaching on a graduated scale culminating in at least four weeks at the full-time level. Details regarding evaluation criteria, grade appeals, and fees associated with long distance practica are provided in the EDUC 451 Practicum Manual.

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EDUC 453 - Secondary Practicum II

This is the major practicum in the B.Ed. Secondary (AD) program. The student is assigned to a certified teacher and is required to do a substantial amount of teaching on a graduated scale culminateing in at least four weeks at the full-time level. Details regarding evaluation criteria, grade appeals, and fees associated with long distance practica are provided in the EDUC 453 Practicum Manual.

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EDUC 499 - Directed Studies in Education

This course provides an opportunity to do intensive study of a special topic of particular interest to the student. Students work closely with a faculty member in tutorial meetings. Students must apply in advance for special studies to the faculty member with whom they wish to work.

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EDUC 503 - Advanced Curriculum Design for the Classroom Teacher

This course aims at assisting teachers in the field and students enrolled in the B.Ed. (AD) (upon special approval), who have some curriculum development background and who wish to develop advanced skills in this area. Three elements make up the bulk of the course workload. First, participants will review the historical and philosophical context that shapes current curricular theory in both the Christian and public school. Secondly, participants will further develop specific curriculum writing skills. Finally, participants will complete a curriculum project (year plan, unit plan, etc.). The project will be evaluated in terms of its relevance to the participant's actual or anticipated teaching situation, its consistency with the participant's educational philosophy and its demonstration of the skills identified in the course. The significance of provincial programs of study, provincial curriculum guides and the utilization of thematic units will receive special attention in all three elements.

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EDUC 505 - Selected Elementary Teaching Methods and Materials in Language Arts

In this mentoring course, participants will develop their proficiency in the methods and materials used in the teaching of elementary school Language Arts under the supervision of an inservice, elementary master teacher. Special attention will be paid to teaching language arts to ESL students. The course components are offered in a one week module of instruction/experience. Normally, instruction will take place in the master teacher's own classroom. The course is primarily designed to meet the needs of foreign trained teachers who want to learn up-to-date teaching methodology for language arts in a faith-based school setting. Neophyte teachers from Canada will also find the course useful. Credit for this course is awarded on a pass/fail basis. This course is not available to students in the B.Ed (AD) program.

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EDUC 506 - Selected Elementary Teaching Methods and Materials in Bible Studies

In this mentoring course, participants will develop their proficiency in the methods and materials used in the teaching of elementary Bible studies under the supervision of an inservice, elementary master teacher. The course components are offered in a one week module of instruction/experience. Normally, instruction will take place in the master teacher's own classroom. The course is primarily designed to meet the needs of teachers based in foreign countries who want to learn up-to-date teaching methodology for language arts in a faith-based school setting. Neophyte teachers from Canada will also find the course useful. Credit for this course is awarded on a pass/fail basis. This course is not available to students in the B.Ed. (AD) program.

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EDUC 507 - Selected Elementary Teaching Methods and Materials in Science

In this mentoring course, participants will develop their proficiency in the methods and materials used in the teaching of elementary school science under the supervision of an inservice, elementary master teacher. Participants will discuss the challenges surrounding a Christian perspective on science, evaluate current trends in science education, and observe practical ways to organize and manage a classroom. The course components are offered in a one week module of instruction/experience. normally, instruction will take place in the master teacher's own classroom. The course is primarily designed to meet the needs of foreign trained teachers who want to learn up-to -date teaching methodology for science in a faith-based school setting. Neophyte teachers from Canada will also find the course useful. Credit for this course is awarded on a pass/fail basis. This course is not available to students in the B.Ed. (AD) program.

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EDUC 508 - Selected Elementary Teaching Methods and Materials in Math

In this mentoring course, participants will develop their proficiency in the methods and materials used in the teaching of elementary school mathematics under the supervision of an inservice, elementary master teacher. Participants will discuss the challenges surrounding a Christian perspective on mathematics, evaluate current trends in math education, and observe practical ways to organize and manage a classroom. The course components are offered in a one week module of instruction/experience. Normally, instruction will take place in the master teacher's own classroom. The course is primarily designed to meet the needs of foreign trained teachers who want to learn up-to-date teaching methodology for math in a faith-based school setting. Neophyte teachers from Canada will also find the course useful. Credit for this course is awarded on a pass/fail basis. This course is not available to students in the B.Ed. (AD) program.

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EDUC 567 - Religion in the Classroom

This course equips teachers to teach about religion in a variety of school contexts. We examine the legal parameters, study the religious diversity existent in Canada, and explore various issues involving religion that arise across the curriculum. Teachers able to confidently and comfortably discuss and teach about religion create welcoming spaces for all students and enable students to critically engage with diverse ideas, their neighbours, and the world in which they live.

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EDUC 581 - Principles of Mathematics for Teaching

This course provides a study of foundational mathematical concepts and properties in the elementary and junior high curriculum. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding, reasoning, explaining why algorithms work, and problem solving. Topics include numbers and the base-ten system, operations, and fractional numbers. course assignments will be linked to K-12 classroom teaching experiences. This course is not available to students in the B.Ed. (AD) programs.

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EDUC 582 - Mathematical Reasoning for Teaching

This course explores the mathematical reasoning embedded in concepts encountered in the upper elementary and junior high curriculum. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding, reasoning, explaining why algorithms work, and problem solving. Topics include proportional reasoning, number theory, algebraic reasoning and aspects of geometry and probability. Course assignments will be linked to K-12 classroom teaching experiences.

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