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School of Education

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Susan G. Magliaro, Director
Professors: M. D. Alexander; S. B. Asselin; B. S. Billingsley; P. Burge;
J. K. Burton; K. S. Cennamo; E. G. Creamer; T. B. Creighton; J. W. Garrison;
J. B. Hirt; B. B. Lockee; S. G. Magliaro; D. J. Parks; K. J. Redican; R. G. Salmon; M. E. Sanders; T. M. Sherman; K. Singh; H. D. Sutphin; T. M. Wildman
Associate Professors: M. A. Barksdale; G. Belli; N. E. Bodenhorn; B. R. Brand; P. E. Brott; N. L. Day-Vines; P. Doolittle; G. E. Glasson; D. Hicks; S. M. Janosik; B. D. Jones; G. F. Lawson; B. F. Lepczyk; P. A. O'Reilly; W. T. Price;
G. E. Skaggs; D. L. Stewart; R. K. Stratton; T. W. Twiford; J. G. Wells;
J. L. Wilkins; T. O. Williams
Assistant Professors: C. B. Brandt; J. M. Brill; M. Chang; J. F. Eller, III; M. Evans; W. J. Glenn; S. F. Hein; S. B. Kajder; S. F. Lambert; H. A. Mesmer;
G. A. Tilley-Lubbs; Y. Miyazaki; K. A. Parkes; V. Pitts Bannister; L. M. Wasserman; L. E. Welfare
Instructor: K. Potter
Clinical Professor: J. R. Craig
Clinical Assistant Professors: C. S. Cash; B. Kreye; A. T. Parlo; N. W. Tripp

  • Undergraduate Courses (EDCI)
  • Undergraduate Courses (EDPE)
  • Undergraduate Courses (EDHL)
  • Undergraduate Courses (EDTE)
  • Undergraduate Courses (EDCT)

Overview

    The School of Education provides professional education programs and degrees only at the graduate level for prospective and experienced teachers, counselors, researchers, and leaders at the elementary, middle, secondary, and post-secondary levels. These programs prepare education professionals for varied employment settings. Special emphasis is placed on science, math, technology, and leadership. Advanced programs are offered at the master’s, education specialist, and doctoral levels.

    To obtain specific information about these programs and their requirements, interested students should consult the Graduate Catalog or visit the School of Education’s website (http://www.soe.vt.edu).

Entrance to the School of Education

    Students enter education programs after completing a bachelor’s degree with a major in a content field. Content fields vary depending on the teaching, counseling, or administrative license sought or other educational career goal of the student. There is a link to a listing of the appropriate undergraduate majors for teaching licensure in the Office of Academic Programs section of the School of Education website.

Licensure and Employment Opportunities

    Students completing professional preparation programs are qualified to receive licenses in Virginia, and these licenses are also accepted in most other states. All degree programs are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Virginia Department of Education.

    Graduates of professional preparation programs are well prepared for their initial responsibilities and are actively recruited by school systems across the state. Advisors counsel students early in their programs with respect to post-graduation placement opportunities.

Professional Preparation Programs Offered in the School of Education

    The School of Education offers graduate professional preparation programs at both the initial and advanced levels. Please consult the Graduate Catalog (http://www.grads.vt.edu) and the School of Education’s website (http://www.soe.vt.edu) for admission and graduation requirements.

Undergraduate Courses (EDCI)

2114: PERSPECTIVES IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION
Introduces preservice elementary/middle school teachers to the dynamics of teaching and learning. Focuses on the socioeconomic, political, and academic factors which influence decision making processes. Emphasis is given to future teachers' responsibilities and career opportunities. Clinical experience required. (1H,2L,2C)

2984: SPECIAL STUDY
Variable credit course.

3024: SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Development, aims, organization, and procedures of public school education. Junior standing required. (2H,2C)

3144 (HD 3144): EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS
Emphasizes legal, ethical, and economic bases, assessment and eligibility requirements, characteristics and educational implications, and practices pertaining to various exceptionalities. (3H,3C)

3154 (PSYC 3154): PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Emphasizes theories of human learning and the relationship of learning principles to educational practice in general. Within the context of cognitive, social, and behavioral models of learning, attention is given to instructional procedures, student motivation and discipline, and the assessment of educational progress. Junior level standing required. Pre: HD 1004 or PSYC 2004. (3H,3C)

4124 (PSYC 4124): PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION FOR PRESERVICE TEACHERS
Emphasizes applying human learning and developmental theories to the classroom setting with a focus on instructional processes and procedures, student motivation, classroom management, and assessment strategies. Participation in a 4-year and 5-year teacher education program and junior level standing required. Pre: PSYC 2004 or HD 1004. (3H,3C)

4174 (PSYC 4174): STUDENTS WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS
This course examines the characteristics and needs of individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders. Topics include history, definitions and causes of emotional and behavioral disorders, major research findings, identification procedures, educational programming and current issues. (2H,2C)

4414: TEACHING COMPOSITION: METHODS AND MATERIALS
Application of relevant theory and research to instructional strategies for teaching the composing process. Emphasizes methods for generating student writing, teaching revision, and evaluating writing as well as instructional materials. (3H,3C)

4424: LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS
Discussion and analysis of factors involved in selection and use of literature for junior and senior high school students and research related to that selection: reading interests and needs of adolescents, sources of literary materials for adolescents, classroom uses of various types of literature. X-grade allowed. (3H,3C)

4614: INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY: AUDIO-VISUAL AND COMPUTER USES
An introductory instructional technology course. Principles and production of audio-visual materials and methods in instruction. Application of microcomputers in instruction, emphasizing computer literacy, programming and evaluation of instructional software. Course in methods of teaching, field teaching experience, or teaching experience required. Pass/Fail only. (2H,3L,3C)

4744: TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL II
Intensive instruction in the methods of teaching in a content area (English, foreign language, mathematics, music, science, or social studies) before and during the student teaching experience. Emphasis on classroom management, effective use of technology, lesson
design and presentation, and long-term planning. Pre: 3724. Co: 4754. (3H,3C)

4754: INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION
Planned program of clinical practice in education under the direction and supervision of a university supervisor and a selected practitioner. Recommendation of program area and successful completion of Professional Studies requirements required. Variable credit course. X-grade allowed.

4974: INDEPENDENT STUDY
Variable credit course. X-grade allowed.

4984: SPECIAL STUDY
Variable credit course.

4994: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Variable credit course. X-grade allowed.

Undergraduate Courses (EDPE)

2204: CREATIVE DANCE
Study of the expressive elements of movement and dance and practice designing learning experiences for K-12 students. (3H,3C) I,II.

2254: BALLET
Study of classical ballet technique, vocabulary structures, terminology, and aesthetic values. (1H,3L,2C)

3124: BALLET STUDIO
This course concerns the movement idiom of ballet and is for those students who have mastered the rudiments of ballet technique. It focuses on the refinement of ballet technique, curriculum development, and projects in creative design. Repeated for different content (total 6 credits). I Pre: 2254. (2H,3L,3C)

4314: CONTEMPORARY STUDIO
This course concerns the commonalities and distinctions within movement idioms of contemporary dance. It focuses on differentiating movement style and blending forms, the refinement of dance performance, curriculum development, and projects in creative design. Repeated for different content (total 6 credits). Pre: 3124.
(2H,3L,3C) II.

Undergraduate Courses (EDHL)

1514: PERSONAL HEALTH
Fundamental health content and theory to provide students with constructive health information necessary to meet current and future personal health needs. Special emphasis on wellness and health promotion. (3H,3C) I,II.

2964: FIELD STUDY
Variable credit course.

2984: SPECIAL STUDY
Variable credit course.

3464 (AHRM 3464) (GEOG 3464) (HD 3464) (HUM 3464) (SOC 3464) (UAP 3464): APPALACHIAN COMMUNITIES
The concept of community in Appalachia using a multidisciplinary approach and experiential learning. Interrelationships among geographically, culturally, and socially constituted communities, public policy, and human development. 2000-level course in any cross-listing department required. (2H,3L,3C)

3534: DRUG EDUCATION
Interpretation of multidimensional (social, psychological, and physiological) scientific data regarding drugs. The major drug categories will be covered with special emphasis on substance misuse and abuse. (3H,3C) II.

4754: INTERNSHIP IN HEALTH EDUCATION
Planned program of clinical practice in education under the direction and supervision of a university supervisor and a selected practitioner. Pre: Recommendation of program area and successful completion of Professional Studies requirement. Variable credit course.

4824: MOVEMENT AND DANCE FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS
This course is designed for future pre-school and elementary classroom teachers. It will focus on gaining an understanding of appropriate movement activities and dance for children. Movement concepts and elements of dance will be introduced and integrated into core subject areas to enhance learning. (3H,3C)

4964: FIELD STUDY
Variable credit course.

4974: INDEPENDENT STUDY
Variable credit course.

4984: SPECIAL STUDY
Variable credit course.

4994: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Variable credit course.

Undergraduate Courses (EDTE)

2604: INTRO TO TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Introduction to the Technology Education major. Includes introductory experiences in three general areas (production, communication, transportation) and the technological design and problem-solving process. Orientation to professional education, licensure, and issues related to technology education. Co: 3754. (3H,3C)

2964: FIELD STUDY/PRACTICUM
Variable credit course.

2984: SPECIAL STUDY
Variable credit course. X-grade allowed.

3754: EARLY FIELD EXPERIENCE
Participation and observation in a cooperating school district as a teacher aide, tutor, or member of an instructional team. Students will be judged on the basis of the extent to which they meet prescribed competencies. Students will write descriptive reports of activities undertaken and objectives accomplished. (Max 3C) Variable credit course.

4424: CURRICULUM IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Introduction to the history and development, aims and objectives, and contemporary nature of technology education; develops understanding of selection and organization of subject matter, preparation of resource units, curriculum guides, courses of study, and instructional materials. Senior standing in TED required. (3H,3C) II.

4434: TEACHING METHODS IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Principles of teaching and learning, techniques and methods of instruction, preparation of teaching units, and practice in presenting technical and non-technical lessons. Senior standing in TED required. (3H,3C)

4754 (ALS 4754): INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION
Planned program of clinical practice in education under the direction and supervision of a university supervisor and a selected practitioner. Recommendation of program area and successful completion of Professional Studies required. Variable credit course. X-grade allowed.

4964: FIELD STUDY/PRACTICUM
Variable credit course.

4974: INDEPENDENT STUDY
Variable credit course. X-grade allowed.

4984: SPECIAL STUDY
Variable credit course.

Undergraduate Courses (EDCT)

3754: EARLY FIELD EXPERIENCE
Participation and observation in a cooperating school district as a teacher aide, tutor, or member of an instructional team. Students will be judged on the basis of the extent to which they meet prescribed competencies. Students will write descriptive reports of activities undertaken and objectives accomplished. Variable credit course. Co: 2604.

4204: MANAGING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION WORK-BASED PROGRAMS
Responsibilities of the teacher coordinator regarding work-based program standards, student guidance, school and community relations, on-the-job training, youth organization sponsorship, work-based program coordination, and program management. Pre: 2604, (4274 or 4964). (3H,3C)

4234: CURRICULUM FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Provides current and prospective career and technical education teachers with research bases, resources, and available curricula for teaching content in the respective fields. Develops the ability to plan, manage, develop, and evaluate curricula. Pre: 2604 or 5604. (3H,3C)

4254: ADULT CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Introduction to the underlying theory and procedures involved in developing, delivering, managing, and evaluating adult education programs in Career and Technical Education. Co: 4244. (3H,3C)

4274: INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
While employed in a business occupation, the student completes an in depth study of the firm's policies, practices, and procedures. This study, conducted under the supervision of the employer and a Career and Technical Education professor, focuses on five major aspects of the business: sales promotion, merchandising, business operation, control, and personnel. (Max 5H,5C) Variable credit course. X-grade allowed. Pre: 2604.

4604: FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Overview of training and development in an organizational setting. Students learn the relationship of training and development to human resource development and selected skills necessary to successfully become a training specialist. Particular attention is given to the design and implementation of training and development programs. X-grade allowed.
3H,3C)

4614: INSTRUCTIONAL APPLICATIONS IN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Develop the ability to plan, organize and apply a variety of group and individual instructional methods in an organizational setting. Emphasis is placed on methods and procedures used by successful training specialists. X-grade allowed. (3H,3C)

4754: INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION
Planned program of clinical practice in education under the direction and supervision of a university supervisor and a selected practitioner. Pre: Recommendation of program area and successful completion of Professional Studies requirement. Variable credit course. X-grade allowed.

4964: FIELD STUDY/PRACTICUM
Variable credit course.

4974: INDEPENDENT STUDY
Variable credit course. X-grade allowed.

4994: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Variable credit course.

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