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School of Education

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Carol A Mullen, Director
Professors: M. D. Alexander; S. B. Asselin; B. S. Billingsley; P. Burge; J. K. Burton;
K. S. Cennamo; E. G. Creamer; P. E. Doolittle; J. W. Garrison; G. E. Glasson; J. B. Hirt; B. B. Lockee; S. G. Magliaro; C. A. Mullen; K. Singh; H. D. Sutphin; J. L. Wilkins
Associate Professors: M. A. Barksdale; N. E. Bodenhorn; B. R. Brand; J. M. Brill;
P. E. Brott;  M. Evans; W. J. Glenn; S. F. Hein; D. Hicks;  S. M. Janosik; B. D. Jones; 
G. F. Lawson; H. A. Mesmer; Y. Miyazaki; K. A. Parkes;  W. T. Price;  G. E. Skaggs;
G. A. Tilley-Lubbs;  L. E. Welfare; J. G. Wells; T. O. Williams
Assistant Professors: A. P. Azano; J. M. Bondy; J.V. Ernst; S.F. Lambert; K. M. Patrizio;
T. S. Price; C. K. Robbins; V.C. Rose; M. Sun; C. L. Ulrich; J.A. Wilson
Instructor: K. Potter
Clinical Associate Professors:  C. S. Cash; B. Kreye
Clinical Assistant Professors: J. R. Gratto; T. C. Sato
Visiting Assistant Professors:  H. B. Bayne; J. Mukuni


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://graduateschool.vt.edu) and the School of Education’s website (http://www.soe.vt.edu) for admission and graduation requirements.

Undergraduate Courses (EDCI)


2984: SPECIAL STUDY
Repeatable with different course content. Variable credit course.

3024: ISSUES IN AMERICAN SCHOOLING
Exploration of a range of issues related to education in the United States, including purposes, multicultural implications, reform movements, and the teaching profession. Pre-requisite: Junior Standing required (3H,3C)

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)

3954: STUDY ABROAD
Variable credit course.

4454 (ME 4454): ENGR. LEADERSHIP/MGMT
Introduction to management and mentoring skills associated with the application of the engineering design process. Course covers skills necessary for leading diverse teams of people through a technical design project.  Managing teams of local high school students through an authentic technical design experience associated with design competitions. Course addresses the practical applications of science, math and engineering, while building and managing teams of people to meet technical project goals. Pre-requisite: ME 4015 or similar team-based design experience, or by permission of instructor. (2H,3L,3C)

4984: SPECIAL STUDY
Repeatable with different content. 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.

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)

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)

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.

4984: SPECIAL STUDY
Variable credit course. X-grade allowed.


Undergraduate Courses (EDEP)

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: 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)


Undergraduate Courses (EDHP)

2984: SPECIAL STUDY
Variable credit course.

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-requisite: Recommendation of program area and successful completion of Professional Studies requirement. Variable credit course.

4984: SPECIAL STUDY
Variable credit course. Variable credit course.


Undergraduate Courses (EDIT)

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)

4974: INDEPENDENT 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.





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