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Undergraduate Elementary Education Program

 


Spring 2013 - Program Rating - Lesson Planning - Earned Score NR


Rejoinder to Spring 2013 Program Rating

11.1 Identifying technology applications that will boost instruction and how they will do so. Lesson planning moves across the continuum of the Elementary Education program.  Lesson planning is developmental and adapts to the pedagogical content curriculum in the elementary schools. Technology and media are incorporated into every lesson plan/unit.

11.2 Anchoring instruction to Common Core State Standards and the K-6 Mississippi Learning Standards.  Teacher candidates use the following anchor documents in designing lesson plans and units.  

11.3-11.4-11.5  The following courses are designed to teach the lesson planning process including planning instruction with students with special needs (11.4), the EDR courses addressing the needs of English Language Learners (11.3), and extending instruction to student who have demonstrated proficiency in relevant standards (11.5):

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)

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)

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 Hattiesburg

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)

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)

CONTENT PEDAGOGY COURSES meet literacy requirements in:

  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension.

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 Hattiesburg

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 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, use of manipulatives, and acquiring problem-solving skills. A field experience in an elementary school is a component of this course.  Prerequisites: Mat 131, MAT 116, MAT 316 and admission to Teacher Education. Link to Syllabus

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, EDR 311, and Admission to Teacher Education. Link to Syllabus Hattiesburg

 11.7. Teacher candidates develop written instructional plans whose content follows explicit instructional guidelines throughout the student teaching experience.