Stephen F. Austin State University

Department of Elementary Education

Areas of Study & Degrees

B.S.I.S.

Accreditations

Faculty

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Objectives

The mission of the Department of Elementary Education is to prepare undergraduate and graduate candidates to meet the teaching demands of a culturally diverse society in the 21st century. Through dynamic learner-centered programs that support lifelong learning, candidates learn the pedagogy and technology necessary to create classrooms for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

Definition of Majors & Minors

The program leading to the Elementary Teacher's Certificate is outlined below. Early counseling is especially imperative. Admission to Elementary Education requires passing tests designed to assess the competence necessary for successful teaching in the elementary or middle school.

Candidates seeking elementary teacher certification should follow the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.I.S.) degree outlined in this bulletin. Transfer candidates, those interested in attending summer school, and others needing additional information should consult the advisers. Advising for all elementary majors is scheduled each day at specified times in the Advising Center, McKibben Building Room 118. Consult the Web for these times.

For EC-6 and 4-8 Special Education, see the Department of Human Services.

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree is for Certification for Elementary and Middle School Teachers.

Course requirements for candidates seeking EC-6 or 4-8 Certification are below. (An official degree plan should be requested from the James I. Perkins College of Education Advising Center located at ED 118 no later than the accumulation of approximately 40-50 semester hours.)

Early Childhood-Grade 6 Generalist Certification (127-128 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum Requirements (44-45 hours)
    1. Communication (12-13 hours)
      1. English Rhetoric/Composition (6 hours)
        1. Six hours from: ENG 131, 132, 133H
      2. Communication (6-7 hours)
        1. Three hours from: BCM 247 or COM 111
        2. Three to four hours from: ENG 273; FRE 131, 132; GER 131, 132; GRK 131, 132; ILA 111, 112; LAT 131, 132; SPA 131
    2. Mathematics (3 hours)
      1. Three hours from: MTH 127
    3. Natural Sciences (6-8 hours) (Lab Required)
      1. Eight hours from: CHE/PHY 125 and BIO 121 or GOL 131
      2. Student must have a total of three different sciences.
    4. Humanities & Visual & Performing Arts (6 hours)
      1. Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)
        1. Three hours from: ART 280, THR 161, 370; DAN 140, 341
      2. Other (Literature, Philosophy)
        1. Three hours from: ENG 200, 211, 212, 221, 222, 300
    5. Social & Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
      1. Six hours from: U.S. History HIS 133, 134
      2. Six hours from: Political Science PSC 141, 142
      3. Three hours from: Social/Behavioral Science GEO 131
  2. Interdisciplinary Academic Major (52 hours)
    1. Fifteen hours from Reading: RDG 318, 320, 314, 322, 415
    2. Eighteen hours from Early Childhood: HMS 241, 241L, 242; ECH 328, 328L, 331, 331L, 332, 432
    3. Six hours from Math: MTH 128 and MTH 129, 138, 220 or 143
    4. Four hours from Science: CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410, or BIO 301
    5. Three hours from ART 390
    6. Three hours from Music MHL 350
    7. Three hours from Health & Physical Activities KIN 332
  3. Pre-professional Teacher Education (9 hours)
    1. SPE 329, EPS 380, ELE 304
    2. Professional Teacher Education coursework requirements - see the Educator Certification section found in the James I. Perkins College of Education section of this bulletin.
  4. Professional Teacher Education (22 hours)
    1. Six hours for Internship I: ELE 351, 352
    2. Nine hours for Internship II: ELE 301, 302, 303
    3. Seven hours for Student Teaching

Middle Level Grades 4-8 Certification (120-126 hours)

  1. Core Curriculum (47-48 hours)
    1. Communication (12-13 hours)
      1. Six hours from: English Rhetoric/Composition ENG 131, 132, 133H
      2. Communication (6-7 hours)
        1. Three hours from: BCM 247 or COM 111
        2. Three to four hours from: FRE 131, 132; ILA 111, 112; SPA 131, 132; SPH 172, 272; or ENG 273
    2. Mathematics (3 hours)
      1. Three hours from: MTH 127
    3. Natural Sciences (6-8 hours)
      1. Eight hours from: CHE/PHY 125 & BIO 121 or GOL 131
        1. Courses must be from two different sciences with labs.
        2. Student must have a total of three different sciences.
    4. Humanities & Visual & Performing Arts (6 hours)
      1. Three hours from: ART 280
      2. Three hours from: ENG 200, 211, 212, 221, 222, 300
    5. Social & Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
      1. Six hours from: HIS 133, 134
      2. Six hours from: PSC 141, 142
      3. Three hours from: GEO 131
    6. Institutionally Designated Options (3 hours)
      1. One hour from: HMS 138
      2. Two hours from: KIN Physical Activity
  2. Interdisciplinary Academic Major (40-42 hours)
    1. Choose one of the following programs, A-E:
      1. English/Language Arts & Reading (120 hours)
        1. Three hours from: (Choose one not in the core) ENG 200, 211, 212, 221, 222
        2. Nine hours from: ENG 300, 381, 344
        3. Six hours from: MTH 128 and MTH 129, 138, 220 or 143
        4. Four hours from: CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410, or BIO 301
        5. Eighteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 390, 416
      2. Generalist (121-122 hours)
        1. Nine hours from: MTH 128, and 6 hours from MTH 129, 138 or 220
        2. Eight hours from: CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410, BIO 301
        3. Eighteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 390, 416
        4. Six hours from: HIS 335, HMS 445
      3. Science (120 hours)
        1. Twenty hours from: Science: If BIO 121 in core then GOL 131;
          1. If GOL 131 in core then BIO 121 & BIO 301, CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410
        2. Six hours from: MTH 128 and MTH 129, 138, 220 or 143
        3. Fifteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 390
      4. Mathematics (120 hours)
        1. Twenty-one hours from: MTH 128, 138, 129, 220, 300, 301, and 302
        2. Four hours from: CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410, or BIO 301
        3. Fifteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 390
      5. Social Studies (120 hours)
        1. Six hours from: HIS 335, 151 or 152
        2. Six hours from: GEO 130, 344
        3. Three hours from: HMS 445
        4. Six hours from: MTH 128 & MTH 129, 138, 220 or 143
        5. Four hours from: CHE 302, GOL 406, PHY 410, or BIO 301
        6. Fifteen hours from: RDG 314, 318, 320, 322, 390
    2. Pre-professional Teacher Education (12 hours)
      1. SPE 329, EPS 380, ELE 304, MLG 400
      2. Professional Teacher Education coursework requirements: See the Educator Certification section found in the James I. Perkins College of Education section of this Bulletin.
    3. Professional Teacher Education (21-24 hours)
      1. Grades 4-8 Generalist:
        1. Seven hours for: Intern I: MLG 401, 402 (2), 423 (2)
        2. Seven hours for: Intern II: MLG 403, 422 (2), 424 (2)
        3. Seven hours for: Student Teaching
      2. All other Grades 4-8 Programs:
        1. Five hours for: Intern I: MLG 401 (2), 401L (1), 402 (2)
        2. Six hours for: Intern II: MLG 403 (2), 403L (1)
        3. If Math Content MLG 424 (2), 424L (2); Science Content MLG 422 (2), 422L (1)
        4. Social Studies Content MLG 423 (2), 423L(1)
        5. Seven hours for: Student Teaching
    4. Early Childhood Minor (18 hours)
      1. People considering work in childcare or other related areas may desire a minor in Early Childhood Education. This minor includes 18 credit hours from the following courses: HMS 241, 242; ECH 328, 331; RDG 318 and ELE 304. Selection of this minor is for non-certification purposes and should be chosen only after advisement. Child development majors may include EPS 380, and SPE 329 rather than HMS courses.

Special Programs

EC-6 Distance Education Completion Program

Candidates who have at least 45 hours of course work (with 3.0 GPA) listed in Early Childhood - Grade 6 Generalist Certification may apply for the new online certification program. To be eligible, candidates must be:

For information and an application go to: www.education.sfasu.edu/ele/ec6online/index.html.

Middle Level Grades 4-8 Distance Education Completion Program

Candidates who have at least 45 hours of course work (with 3.0 GPA) listed in 4-8 Certification may apply for the new online certification program in 4-8 Generalist, 4-8 Math, 4-8 English/Language Arts, or 4-8 Social Studies. To be eligible, candidates must meet one or more of the following criteria:

For information and an application go to: http://www.sfasu.edu/education/departments/elementary/areasofstudy/mlgdist.asp.
ESL/Bilingual Supplemental Certification

Candidates wishing to add the ESL or Bilingual Supplemental Certification may apply for "overlap" status when they have completed 95 hours and take the following courses:

For Bilingual Supplemental Certification: (13 hours)

For ESL Supplemental Certification: (12 hours)

Early Childhood Laboratory

During each long-term semester, more than 1,000 college candidates use the laboratory for observation, participation and other educational purposes. The Early Childhood Program at SFA is recognized as one of the most outstanding Early Childhood programs in the nation. The college program is accredited by NCATE, and the children's program is accredited by NAEYC. Serving more than 1,000 college candidates and 100 children each year, this dynamic program continues to meet the demands of a changing university, community and state.

University Charter School

The SFA University Charter School is state funded and operates as a public school. The University Charter School offers the Perkins College of Education an opportunity to build on the great success that has been achieved with the exemplary-rated NISD/SFA Charter School in operation on the SFA campus since August 1998. The school is the only university charter school in Texas directly linked with a research laboratory. The dynamic interaction of the Elementary Education department, Early Childhood Laboratory and the University Charter School allows the Perkins College of Education to perform cutting-edge research in early childhood education creating a one-of-a-kind center for East Texas and the state.

Study Abroad Program

During EC-6 Internship II, candidates have the opportunity to study the educational systems of various countries such as France, Germany and Switzerland while traveling in Europe. Faculty will accompany candidates on a two-week study abroad program as part of the Professional Roles and Responsibilities course, ECH 432. The candidates visit different school types, have audiences with governmental officials, and experience cultural events and sites. The university's Office of International Programs coordinates the experience. This program is one of the first such offerings for early childhood education majors in Texas.

Courses in Elementary Education (ELE)

Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 3 semester hours credit, 3 hours lecture per week.

Early Childhood and Reading courses are listed separately on the following pages. Other education courses are listed under the Department of Counseling and Special Educational Programs and Secondary Education.

301.

Teaching Science - One to three semester hours. Examination of the science curriculum for grades EC-6 with emphasis on current practices, trends and research on effective practices for teaching science. Prerequisites: enrollment in Internship II. Must be taken concurrently with ELE 301L.

301L.

Teaching Science Lab - One to two semester hours. Provides opportunities for implementation of theory and principles learned in ELE 301 in an accredited school setting under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Prerequisites: enrollment in Internship II. Must be taken concurrently with ELE 301.

302.

Teaching Social Studies - One to three semester hours. Examination of the social studies curriculum for grades EC-6 with emphasis on current practices, trends and research on effective practices for teaching science. Prerequisites: enrollment in Internship II. Must be taken concurrently with ELE 302L.

302L.

Teaching Social Studies Lab - One to two semester hours. Provides opportunities for implementation of theory and principles learned in ELE 302 in an accredited school setting under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Prerequisites: enrollment in Internship II. Must be taken concurrently with ELE 302.

303.

Teaching Mathematics - One to three semester hours. Examination of the mathematics curriculum for grades EC-6 with emphasis on current practices, trends and research on effective practices for teaching science. Prerequisites: Enrollment in Internship II. Must be taken concurrently with ELE 303L.

303L.

Teaching Mathematics Lab - One to two semester hours. Provides opportunities for implementation of theory and principles learned in ELE 303 in an accredited school setting under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Prerequisites: enrollment in Internship II. Must be taken concurrently with ELE 303.

304.

Technology in Teaching - Use of technology in instruction in various curriculum areas. Prerequisite: sophomore status.

329.

(SPE) Survey of Exceptionalities - (See Department of Human Services) introductory course covering the conditions and psychological characteristics of exceptional children. Prerequisites: six hours education, psychology or sociology.

351.

EC-4 Learners: Planning Instruction in the Classroom Environment - One to three semester hours. Designing instruction and assessment to promote student learning and creating a positive, productive classroom environment for the EC-6 learner. Prerequisites: enrollment in Internship I. Must be taken concurrently with ELE 351L.

351L.

EC-4 Learners Planning Instruction in the Classroom Environment Lab - One to two semester hours. Provides opportunities for application and implementation of principles learned in ELE 352 in an accredited school setting under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Prerequisites: enrollment in Internship I. Must be taken concurrently with ELE 351.

352.

Current Issues/Professionalism - One to three semester hours. A study in current issues and professionalism as related to working with EC-6 children. This is a field-based course. Prerequisites: enrollment in Internship I. Must be taken concurrently with ELE 352.

352L.

Current Issues/Professionalism Lab - One to two semester hours. Provides opportunities for application and implementation of principles learned in ELE 352 in an accredited school setting under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Teacher candidates will demonstrate their ability to be professionals in the education arena. Meets on a public school site. Prerequisites: enrollment in Internship I. Must be taken concurrently with ELE 352.

380.

(EPS) Educational Psychology - (See Department of Human Services) Application of psychological principles to education. Introduces information, issues, theories and concepts involved in the education profession.

420.

Survey of Teaching - Survey of teaching a course designed for students seeking initial certification and that focuses on the knowledge base necessary to teach effectively in Texas public schools. Cross-listed with ELE 520.

440.

Student Teaching in ECH - Prerequisites: ECH 328, 331, admission to teacher education, 332, and 432.

441.

Student Teaching in the Elementary School - Prerequisites: Admission into teacher education, ELE 301, 302, 303, 351, 352 or MLG 401, 402, 403.

442.

Student Teaching Seminar - One semester hour. Synthesis/capstone seminar for student teachers with a focus on the assisted performance of student teachers in a professional learning community.

451.

Teaching Non-Western Cultures - Focus on teaching and interaction strategies used within different non-western societies. Includes cultural traditions, social patterns, history and politics as related to education. Cross-listed with ELE 551.

452.

Skills in Teaching EFL - Examination of technical and practical teaching of English as a foreign language in an international classroom. Examine skills and strategies that support a community of learners and facilitate optimal foreign language learning in international classrooms. Cross-listed with ELE 552.

453.

International Teaching - Examination of teaching and assessment strategies that support a community of learners and facilitate optimal learning in international classrooms. Cross-listed with ELE 553.

475.

Special Problems - One to three semester hours, one to three hours conference per week or the equivalent in conference and/or laboratory. Individual study of a topic in elementary education under the direction of a faculty member. Normally offered by special request only. May be repeated for credit in different topics. Prerequisites: senior standing and the approval of the major professor, faculty member who will direct the study and the department chair.

495.

Humane and Environmental Education - Study of humane and environmental education concepts and methods with emphasis on the role they can play in the teaching of the essential elements of the curriculum prescribed for Texas schools. Cross-listed with ELE 595.

Courses in Middle Level Grades (MLG)

Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 3 semester hours credit, 3 hours lecture per week.

400.

The Adolescent Learner - Assessment of 4th - 8th grade learners in several contexts will facilitate the future teacher’s understanding of the relationship between social, emotional, psychological and physical development and the early adolescent’s behavior, motivation and learning.

401.

The Middle Level Learning Community - One to three semester hours for lecture and lab combined. Examination of educational practice in the middle grades (4th - 8th) including trends and issues unique to the middle grades as they relate to the Texas Code of Ethics. Emphasis on broadening understanding of foundational components, organizational patterns, instructional programs and management techniques. Prerequisites: admission into Teacher Education, MLG 400. Must be taken concurrently with RDG 390, MLG 401L, 402, and 402L.

401L.

The Middle Level Learning Community Lab - Zero to two semester hours for lecture and lab combined. Examination of educational practice in the middle grades (4th - 8th) including trends and issues unique to the middle grades as they relate to the Texas Code of Ethics through experiences in the middle school context. Must be taken concurrently with MLG 401, 402, and 402L.

402.

Learner-Centered Middle Schools - Three semester hours for lecture and lab combined. Application of knowledge about the early adolescent learner incorporated as future teachers examine curriculum, (the TEKS), instruction and assessment for learner-centered classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission into Teacher Education, MLG 400. Must be taken concurrently with RDG 390, MLG 401, 401L, and 402L.

402L.

Learner-Centered Middle Schools Lab - Zero to two semester hours for lecture and lab combined. Application of knowledge about the early adolescent learner is applied as future teachers observe curriculum (the TEKS), instruction, and assessment in learner-centered classroom. Must be taken concurrently with RDG 390, MLG 401, 401L, and 402.

403.

Integrating Middle Grades Learning - One to three semester hours for lecture and lab combined. Middle grades curriculum, instruction, and assessment designed in interdisciplinary units to make learning relevant and real-world for the middle-level student. Design and implement interdisciplinary units in teams representing the core content. Prerequisites: MLG 400, 401, 401L, 402. Must be taken concurrently with MLG 403L, MLG 422/422L (Science Methods) and MLG 424/424L (Math Methods) or MLG 423/423L (Social Studies Methods) and RDG 416/416L (Language Arts Methods).

403L.

Integrating Middle Grades Learning Lab - Three semester hours for lecture and lab combined. The middle grades curriculum, instruction, and assessment are designed in interdisciplinary units to make learning relevant and real world for the middle level student. Prerequisites: MLG 400, 401, 401L, 402, 402L.

422.

Science in the Middle Grades - One to three semester hours. Designed to help teachers become more competent in the development and use of hands-on, inquiry-based science activities. Workshop course based on the process skills, materials and goals of national science curriculum programs. Cross-listed with ELE 522. Prerequisites: MLG 400, 401, 401L, and 402. Must be taken concurrently with MLG 403, 403L and 422L.

422L.

Science in the Middle Grades Lab - One semester hour. Designed to help middle grades teachers become more competent in the development and use of hands-on, inquiry-based science activities through direct experiences in the classroom. Prerequisites: MLG 400, 401, 401L, 402 and 402L. Must be taken concurrently with MLG 403, 403L, 422 (Science Methods).

423.

Social Studies in the Middle Grades - One to three semester hours. Current trends, practices and research pertaining to the teaching of social studies in the middle school. Prerequisites: MLG 400, 401, 401L 402 and 402L. Must be taken concurrently with MLG 403, and 403L.

423L.

Social Studies in the Middle Grades Lab - One semester hour. Designed to help middle grades teachers become more competent in the development and application of current trends, practices, and research pertaining to the teaching of social studies in the middle grades. Prerequisites: MLG 400, 401, 401L, and 402. Must be taken concurrently with MLG 403, 403L and MLG 423 (Social Studies Methods).

424.

Mathematics in the Middle Grades - One to three semester hours. Current trends, practices and research pertaining to the teaching of mathematics in the middle school. Cross-listed with ELE 521. Prerequisites: MLG 400, 401, 401L, and 402. Must be taken concurrently with MLG 424L, 403, 403L.

424L.

Math in the Middle Grades Lab - One semester hour. Designed to help middle grades teachers become more competent in the development and use of current trends, practices, and research pertaining to the teaching of mathematics in the middle grades. Prerequisites: MLG 400, 401, 401L, and 402. Must be taken concurrently with MLG 403, 403L and 424 (Math Methods).

Courses in Reading (RDG)

Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 3 semester hours credit, 3 hours lecture per week.

098.

College Reading - Survey of the reading process with emphasis on identification and flexible application of general and content area reading skills to college-level reading. Emphasis on applying efficient, effective reading skills to a variety of college texts and reading tasks. Will not satisfy degree requirements. Required for students who have not yet passed the THEA Reading Subtest. Will not count toward any degree requirement, including elective credit.

314.

Text-based Reading Techniques and Procedure - Study of the selection and evaluation of literacy texts for children and young adults including gradients of difficulty, matching individual levels of reading to appropriate texts, and implementation of key reading strategies with texts. Prerequisites: RDG 318 and pass the Elementary Education Admissions Test; or department permission.

318.

Early Literacy Development - A study of early literacy, assessment, and instruction.

320.

Literacy Development in Middle Childhood - The study of middle childhood literacy assessment and instruction. Prerequisites: RDG 318, 314 and pass the Elementary Education Admissions Test.

322.

Reading Acquisition and Communication - One to three semester hours. The examination of the reciprocal processes of reading and writing. Emphasis given to creating text across the curriculum (i.e., social studies, math, science) through meaningful reading and writing activities. Prerequisites: RDG 314, 318, 320.

390.

Content Area Reading and Writing - One to three semester hours. Examination of reading, writing, speaking, and listening processes to learn subject matter across the curriculum to meet the needs of all students. Prerequisites: RDG 318, 320.

390L.

Content Area Reading and Writing Lab - Zero to two semester hours. Laboratory experience directly related to the content and purpose of RDG 390. To be taken concurrently with RDG 390.

415.

Integrated Reading Assessment and Instruction - One to three semester credit hours. Examination of formal and informal reading assessments and their subsequent use for guiding instruction. Special emphasis on struggling readers. Prerequisites: RDG 314, 318, 320. To be taken concurrently with RDG 415L.

415L.

Integrated Reading Assessment and Instruction Lab - Zero to two semester credit hours. Laboratory experience designed for students to demonstrate their ability to assess, plan, and deliver appropriate instruction in reading. Prerequisites: RDG 314, 318, 320. To be taken concurrently with RDG 415.

416.

Reading as a Language Process - One to three semester hours. Study of the reading process as influenced by the other language processes. Prerequisites: EPS 380, SPE 329, ELE 304 and admission to teacher education, RDG 314, 318, 320.

416L.

Reading as a Language Process Lab - One semester hour. A laboratory experience of the reading process as influenced by the other language processes. Should be taken concurrently with RDG 416.

475.

Special Problems - One to three semester hours. Individual field experience project in reading. Prerequisites: Senior standing, approval of major professor, the faculty member to direct study and the department chair.

Courses in Early Childhood Education (ECH)

Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 3 semester hours credit, 3 hours lecture per week.

241.

(HMS) Introduction into Early Childhood (TECA 1311) - Two semester hours. Introduction to the profession of early childhood focusing on developmentally appropriate practices, types of programs, and historical perspectives. Must be taken concurrently with HMS 241L.

241L.

(HMS) Introduction into Early Childhood Lab - One semester hour. Supervised laboratory observation and teaching of young children directly related to the content and purpose of HMS 241. Must be taken concurrently with HMS 241.

242.

(HMS) Family, School & Community Relations (TECA 1303) - Investigative study of the interrelationships among the young child, the home, school and community. Emphasis on parental involvement in schools. Must be taken concurrently with HMS 241 and HMS 241L or consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

328.

Psycho-Social Development - Two hours credit. Study of cognitive and psycho-social development with an emphasis on math for young children. Must be taken concurrently with ECH 328L. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HMS 241, 241L and 242.

328L.

Psycho-Social Development Lab - One hour credit, two hours of observation. Supervised laboratory observations and teaching of young children directly related to the content and purpose of ECH 328. Must be taken concurrently with ECH 328.

331.

Child-Centered Environments - Study of child-centered environments including an in-depth look at learning centers with an emphasis on preview and review of learning center activities, daily schedules and room arrangements. Must be taken concurrently with ECH 331L. Prerequisites: HMS 241, 241L, 242, ECH 328, 328L and passing all four parts of the Elementary Education Admissions Test.

331L.

Child-Centered Environments Lab - One hour credit, two hours of observation. Supervised laboratory observations and teaching of young children directly related to the content and purpose of ECH 331. Must be taken concurrently with ECH 331.

332.

Cognitive/Language Development - One to three semester hours. A study of the history of early childhood and assessment, development and enhancement of cognitive and language abilities. Prerequisites: Admitted to Teacher Education. HMS 241, 241L, HMS 242, ECH 328, and 328L, ECH 331, 331L. Co--requisite: Internship I.

332L.

Cognitive/Language Development Lab - Zero to two semester hours. Supervised laboratory observations and teaching of young children directly related to the content and purposes of ECH 332. Co-requisites: Internship I and admitted to Teacher Education. HMS 241, 241L, HMS 242, ECH 328, 328L, ECH 331, 331L.

432.

Professional Roles & Responsibilities - One to three semester hours. A study of the roles and responsibilities of early childhood educators as related to classroom practices. Must be taken with the second internship. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HMS 241, HMS 241L, HMS 242, ECH 328, ECH 328L, ECH 331, ECH 331L, ECH 332, be admitted into Teacher Education and maintain a 2.5 or better GPA.

432L.

Professional Roles & Responsibilities Lab - One semester hour. This course is designed to prepare learners to demonstrate knowledge, reflective thought, and critical perspectives of their work and field experiences. Must be taken with the second internship. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HMS 241, HMS 241L, HMS 242, ECH 328, ECH 328L, ECH 331, ECH 331L, ECH 332, be admitted into Teacher Education and maintain a 2.5 or better GPA.