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Undergraduate Courses

Course Descriptions - Career and Technical Education

441. Foundations of Career and Technical Education: (3 hours) An introductory course for teaching trade, technical, and other vocational subjects Link to Syllabus

442. Management of the Career and Technical Education Learning Environment: (3 hours) Organization and management of students, equipment, and physical facilities. Link to Syllabus

443. Design of Career and Technical Education Programs: (3 hours) Occupational analysis-based design and sequencing of instructional components, and the development of appropriate support material. Link to Syllabus

444. Development of Career and Technical Instructional Materials: (3 hours) Selection, development, and use of instructional technology with an emphasis on media production and online instruction. Link to Syllabus

445. Delivery of Career and Technical Instructional Programs: (3 hours) Learning theory and techniques of instructional delivery in the career and technical education classroom and laboratory. Link to Syllabus

446. Evaluation of Career and Technical Student Performance: (3 hours) Development and utilization of various measuring devices and techniques, statistical treatment of data, and generation of evaluative reports.  Link to Syllabus

447. Industrial Human Relations: (3 hours) A study of human behavior and interpersonal dynamics within the industrial organization and environment for industrial educators.  Link to Syllabus

452. History and Philosophy of Career and Technical Education: (3 hours) Objectives, principles, aims, and organization of programs in schools and colleges.  Link to Syllabus

495. Internship in Career and Technical Education: (3 hours) Application experience in career and technical education.                   Link to Syllabus

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (EDU & EDR)

EDU 300. Introduction and Foundations of Education: (3 hours) An overview of the teaching profession with emphasis on functions of the school, school policies, school law, and the effects of court decisions on educational practice. Satisfies the writing intensive course requirement.   Link to syllabus Hattiesburg  Link to Lesson   Link to Lesson Rubric

EDU 300.1. Pre-teaching Field Experience: (0-1 hour) A 21-hour field experience in a local school taken concurrently with EDU300. Transfer students must take this course for one-hour credit if field experiences were not required. (Pass/fail grade)

EDR 308. Early Literacy Instruction I: (3 hours) A study of concepts, materials, and teaching strategies for oral language development and systematic early reading and writing instruction, specific to concepts about print, phonemic awareness, and phonics. Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDR 311. Early Literacy Instruction II: (3 hours) A study of concepts, materials, and teaching strategies for oral language development and systematic early reading and writing instruction, specific to vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDU 325. Technology in Education: (3 hours) This course is designed to provide an overview of concepts and terminology related to technology in education. The student is given hands-on experiences using technology including understanding of the Internet. This class may be online enhanced. Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDR 344. Literature for Children: (3 hours) A study of the classic and current literature for children in print and non-print media. The integration of literature into the elementary school curriculum is emphasized. Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDU 345. Social Studies in the Elementary School: (3 hours) The scope and sequence of the elementary social studies curriculum is examined. An emphasis is placed on the development of concepts and generalizations appropriate for the elementary child. A field experience in an elementary school is a component of this course. Prerequisites: social science core. Link to Syllabus

EDU 346. Science in the Elementary school: (3 hours) An integrated approach to teaching science through discovery and hands-on experiences. A field experience in an elementary school is a component of this course. Prerequisites: Science core. Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDU 372. Survey of the Exceptional Child: (3 hours) A study of individuals with exceptionalities from the gifted to the profoundly disabled. Includes a multicultural component which explores the diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of students and techniques for providing an effective relevant education. This class may be online enhanced. Link to Syllabus

EDR 407. Communication in the Elementary school: (3 hours) Emphasis is placed on helping the elementary teacher develop skill in teaching oral and written communication skills. The use of an integrated approach with an emphasis on children's literature is stressed. Prerequisites: EDR 308, EDU 311, EDU 345, EDU 346. This class may be online enhanced.  Link to Syllabus

EDU 413. Mathematics in the Elementary school: (3 hours) Methodology based on current research and practice is explored using an NCTM Standards-based program with an emphasis on mathematical understandings, using manipulatives, and acquiring problem-solving skills. A field experience in an elementary school is a component of this course. Prerequisites: MAT 116, 131, 316 and admission to teacher education.  Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDU 436. Classroom Management: (3 hours) This course provides information to help students develop pro-active strategies to manage the classroom environment and student behavior. Emphasis is placed on students’ development of a personal and unique classroom management plan. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.  Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDU 440. Kindergarten Education and Practicum: (3 hours) A study of appropriate educational practices and programs in kindergarten with an emphasis on Mississippi guidelines. The class includes seminars and teaching experiences in a local kindergarten class. Prerequisites: EDR 308, 311, and admission to teacher education. Link to Syllabus

EDR 441. Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disability: (3 hours) A study of the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities. Students diagnose and evaluate the skills of an individual child in a clinical setting and develop and carry out a plan of remediation based on the diagnosis. Prerequisites: EDR 308, EDR 311, and admission to teacher education.  Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDU 446. Teaching in the secondary school: (3 hours) The study of methods and problems related to teaching in the student's major field. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Link to Syllabus (Tradition)

EDU 450. Tests, Measurements, and Evaluation: (3 hours) The study of the measurement and evaluation of student learning with both criterion and normreferenced procedures. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDU 460. Organizational Procedures for special Education: (3 hours) This course addresses organizational procedures of special education as required by the Mississippi State Department of Education. In addition, legislative and court decisions associated with special education are covered. This class may be online enhanced. Prerequisite: EDU 372. Link to Syllabus

EDU 468. Intellectual Disabilities: (3 hours) This course is an overview of intellectual disabilities including definitional perspectives, etiology and syndromes, theoretical research bases, and social, emotional, physical, and intellectual characteristics. This class may be online enhanced. Prerequisite: EDU 372. Link to Syllabus

EDU 469. Teaching the Individuals with Mild Intellectual Disabilities: (3 hours) This course addresses basic assessment procedures, selection and utilization of instructional methods, materials, and individualized programming for individuals with mild intellectual disabilities. Prerequisites: EDU 372 and EDU 468. Link to Syllabus

EDU 463. Learning Disabilities: (3 hours) This course is an overview of the field of learning disabilities including historical development, theoretical research bases, and social, emotional, physical and learning characteristics. This class may be online enhanced. Prerequisite: EDU 372. Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDU 464. Teaching the Individuals with Learning Disabilities: (3 hours) This course addresses basic assessment procedures, selection and utilization of instructional methods, materials, and individual programming for individuals with specific learning disabilities. Prerequisites: EDU 372 and EDU 463. Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDR 474. Reading in the Middle and Secondary School: (3 hours) The development of reading skills in the content areas is explored. Emphasis is on helping the middle and secondary school student read more effectively. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.  Link to Syllabus (Hattiesburg)

EDU 483. Student Teaching Internship in the Elementary school: (12 hours) The student is assigned to an approved supervising teacher in a local school for 75 school days. Attendance at scheduled seminars on the STAI or INTASC is required.  Link to Syllabus

EDU 484. Student Teaching Internship in the secondary school: (9 hours) The student is assigned to an approved supervising teacher in a local school for 75 school days. Attendance at scheduled seminars on the STAI or INTASC is required. Link to Syllabus

EDU 496. Student Teaching Internship in special subject Areas (Art, Health and Physical Education, and Music): (9 hours) The student is assigned to an approved supervising teacher in a local school for 75 school days. Attendance at scheduled seminars on the STAI or INTASC is required. Link to Syllabus

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PED)

222. Organization of Practice and scouting of team sports: (3 hours) Principles for organizing and administering a practice session. Scouting techniques for football, basketball, and baseball. Link to Syllabus

231. History and Introduction to Physical Education: (3 hours) Physical Education in America from the Colonial days to the present. Link to Syllabus

324. Anatomy-Physiology: (3 hours) A study of the physical structure of the body and how each system relates in its function.          Link to Syllabus

325. Motor Development and Creative Rhythms for Elementary school: (3 hours) The development and refinement of skillful performance in gymnastics, rhythms, and games. Link to Syllabus

329. Philosophy and Psychology of Coaching: (3 hours) A study of how sports became a part of the school and society; an analysis of the purpose, values, nature, and scope of coaching. Link to Syllabus

331. The theory and Practice of Coaching Basketball: (3 hours) Link to Syllabus

333. The theory and Practice of Coaching Baseball: (3 hours)  Link to Syllabus

334. The theory and Practice of Coaching Soccer: (3 hours) Link to Syllabus

336. Kinesiology: (3 hours) The scientific principles of movement, muscles and muscular actions, and mechanical principles, such as levers, laws of motion, stability, and momentum. Link to Syllabus

337. Methods of teaching Health and Physical Education in Elementary schools:(3 hours) A study of principles of learning, principles of teaching, class organization, teaching techniques, and materials of elementary school.  Link to Syllabus

338. Health and Physical Education in Elementary schools: (3 hours) A study of how physical education, physical fitness, health and wellness, and movement can be effectively used in the elementary grades.  Link to Syllabus

339. Methods of teaching Health and Physical Education in secondary schools: (3 hours) A study of principles of learning, principles of teaching, class organization, teaching techniques, and materials of secondary school. Link to Syllabus

432. The Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries: (3 hours) Basic fundamentals and techniques in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of injuries. Link to Syllabus

433. Organization and Administration of Physical Education: (3 hours) General Principles of Administration and their effects upon the organization of a physical education program.  Link to Syllabus

436. Tests and Measurements in Physical Education: (3 hours) Techniques of constructing, administering, and analyzing written and skill test in health and physical education.  Link to Syllabus

437. Physical Education for the Exceptional Child: (3 hours) The nature of certain physical and mental handicaps and methods for working with handicapped students in a physical education program. Link to Syllabus

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION (HEA)

230. First Aid: (3 hours) Methods of caring for injuries and applying first aid to the injured, together with methods of preventing injuries and accidents. Link to Syllabus

240. Nutrition and Diet Therapy: (3 hours) Role of nutrition in high level wellness. Therapeutic diets prescribed for common medical problems.  Link to Syllabus

300. Health and Exercise for a New Lifestyle: (3 hours) This course is designed to teach the student how to be totally healthy, including information on healthy diets and types of exercise that are best for achieving and maintaining optimal strength.                  Link to Syllabus

323. Consumer Health: (3 hours) A study of the effects tobacco, alcohol and other drugs have on the body; drug abuse in today’s society; the eating habits of today's young people; and family relationships. Satisfies writing intensive course requirement.               Link to Syllabus

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR RECREATION (REC)

301. Outdoor Recreation: (3 hours) This course is designed to give students an overview of outdoor recreation. Emphasis will be given in camping, canoeing, fishing, and hiking.  Link to Syllabus

302. Intramural: (3 hours) This course is designed to give students the knowledge of how to organize an intramural program in a recreational setting. Link to Syllabus

303. Recreation for Children: (3 hours) This course is designed to give students the knowledge of recreational games for children and young adults. Link to Syllabus

304. Recreation for Adults: (3 hours) This course is designed to give the students the knowledge of recreational games for adults and how to administer a program for senior citizens.  Link to Syllabus

305. Practicum in Recreation: (3 hours) Practical field experience under the supervision of a specialist.  Link to Syllabus

306. Leisure services: (3 hours) This course is designed to inform the student of available services in public and private recreation.  Link to Syllabus

307. Recreation for Persons with Handicapping Conditions: (3 hours) This course is designed to give the student a knowledge of the organization and administration of a recreation program for persons with a handicap.  Link to Syllabus

ACTIVITY COURSES (PED)

Students who do not wish to take activity courses may take HEA 300.

111. Aerobics: (1 hour) Three hours per week.

112. Human Wellness: (1 hour) Three hours a week.

113. soccer: (1 hour) Two hours a week.

114. Golf: (1 hour) Three hours a week.

115. softball: (1 hour) Three hours a week.

117. Badminton: (1 hour) Three hours a week.

118. Tennis: (1 hour) Three hours a week.

119. Bowling: (1 hour) Three hours a week.

160. General Movement and Dance for Theatre: (1 hour) Same as THE 160.

162. Movement and Dance for the Musical Theatre: Jazz: (1 hour) Same as THE 261.

163. Movement and Dance for the Musical Theatre: Tap: (1 hour) Same as THE 260.

164. Movement and Dance for the Musical Theatre: Modern: (1 hour)

166. Stage Combat: (1 hour) Same as THE 166.

167. Weight Training: (1 hour) Two hours per week.

168. Fitness and Stress: (1 hour) Two hours per week.

ACTIVITY CREDIT (PEG)

Note: A maximum of eight semester hours of elective credit from the following courses may count toward a degree.

101, 102, 103, 104. Intercollegiate Basketball: (1 hour)

106, 107, 108, 109. Intercollegiate Baseball: (1 hour)

121, 122, 123, 124. Cheerleading: (1 hour)

141, 142, 143, 144. Intercollegiate Soccer: (1 hour)

151, 152, 153, 154. Intercollegiate Softball: (1 hour)

161, 162, 163, 164. Intercollegiate Golf: (1 hour)

171, 172, 173, 174. Intercollegiate Tennis: (1 hour)