Adolescence Education Course Descriptions

EDU 115 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to the psychological foundations of education, aimed at developing basic competence in the understanding of growth and development, the psychology of personality and adjustment, the assessment and handling of individual differences and the psychology of learning. A minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork required. Usually taken in sophomore year. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

EDU 234 SOCIOLOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An inquiry into the process of education as seen by the historian, sociologist and the philosopher. Examination of selected contemporary problems within an historical context, with emphasis on the needs of the urban school and a multicultural society. The effects of socioeconomic factors, violence/abuse and health and safety issues on student learning. A minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork required. Usually taken in junior year. 2 hours a week, 1 semester, 2 credits. Fall and spring.

EDU 256 TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of the theory, methods and materials used in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Topics include the cultural, psychological and linguistic considerations in teaching/learning a second language and the place of ESL. Departmental approval required. 2 hours a week, 1 semester, 2 credits. Offered when there is sufficient demand.

EDU 360 METHODS OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A combined college-field course, seeking to develop competence in areas of common concern to secondary school teachers: curriculum, methods, materials of instruction, planning, assessment, content reading strategies, classroom management, study skills and technology. Microteaching and classroom observation and practice. A minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisites: departmental approval, EDU 115, PSY 220. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

EDU 361 METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of aims, curriculum, methods and materials for the teaching of the language arts: composition, literacy, language, technology, literature and reading. Observation and practice in teaching. A minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: departmental approval; Co-requisite: EDU 360. 2 hours a week, 1 semester, 2 credits. Fall and spring.

EDU 363 METHODS OF TEACHING HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of objectives, values and problems of teaching history and social studies; curriculum and materials; classroom strategies and techniques including written, oral and performance-based assessment; content reading and technology. Observation and practice in teaching. A minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: departmental approval; Co-requisite: EDU 360. 2 hours a week, 1 semester, 2 credits. Fall and spring.

EDU 364 METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of objectives and methods of teaching mathematics; recent curricular developments in pedagogy, content reading and technology and their impact on methodology; assessment techniques. Observation and practice in teaching. A minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: departmental approval; Co-requisite: EDU 360. 2 hours a week, 1 semester, 2 credits. Fall and spring.

EDU 365 METHODS OF TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of varied approaches to language learning; integration of culture and language; curriculum, materials and planning for teaching. Observation and practice in teaching. A minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: departmental approval; Co-requisite: EDU 360. 2 hours a week, 1 semester, 2 credits. Fall.

EDU 366 METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of aims, methods and materials for teaching the physical and biological sciences. Content reading, technology and application of assessments for both lab and written work. Observation, demonstrations and practice in presenting lessons. A minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: departmental approval; Co-requisite: EDU 360. 2 hours a week, 1 semester, 2 credits. Fall.

EDU 473 SUPERVISED TEACHING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Observation and supervised practice teaching, a minimum of five mornings a week, in a secondary school for a full semester. Students will have experience in seventh through ninth and 10th through 12th grades. Concurrent group and individual conferences, reports, self-evaluation, content reading strategies, drug and alcohol education, as well as workshops in child abuse and SAVE. Student teaching can only be entered into after the satisfactory completion of all coursework and fieldwork. Prerequisites: two approved speech courses; approval of faculty recommendations. 1 semester, 6 credits. Fall and spring.

Career Education

EDU 180 SELF EXPLORATION AND CAREER SEARCH I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

An interdisciplinary approach to expanding the knowledge of oneself in relation to the choice of a career. Sources of information include the evaluation of one’s values, skills, aptitudes and abilities and how they pertain to a future profession. Suggested for sophomores and juniors. 75 minutes a week for 10 weeks, 1 credit. Fall.

EDU 181 CAREER SEARCH II

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

An interdisciplinary approach to career possibilities and the skills needed to secure employment in today’s market. Résumé preparation, professional correspondence the application process and interviewing skills are included. Suggested for juniors and seniors. 75 minutes a week for 10 weeks, 1 credit. Spring.

EDU 183 SELF EXPLORATION AND CAREER SEARCH

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This 10-week course consists of four components: self awareness, career awareness, career resources and career search. Students will be guided through Internet sites, which enable them to know themselves and their interests, identify their personality type, access detailed descriptions of specific jobs and company information and learn how to target a specific job. Questions like, Do I have the right major? and What can I do with my major? will be addressed as well. Finally, each student will complete a personal portfolio of research that will include a cover letter and a résumé. 75 minutes a week for 10 weeks, 1 credit. Fall and spring.


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