EDUC - Education


Course Descriptions

EDUC 1050 Outdoor Education (2-3)

An introduction to environmental education that includes environmental living skills, curriculum enrichment through outdoor activities, stress challenge, group dynamics, environmental education, and global sustainability.

EDUC 1500 Webster 101 (1)

Webster 101 is designed as an introduction to college life and is intended for first year students. This course will help the first year student make the most of his/her career at Webster University. Using various assessments and exercises, each student will develop a deeper understanding of him/herself and use that understanding to learn adaptation strategies, such as goal setting, values clarification, time management, money management, and stress management skills that will work for each student in and out of the classroom. Each student will also learn how to use the many resources Webster provides to support students in meeting both academic and social challenges. All freshmen are invited but not required to enroll. See also: Student Affairs. (previously INDZ 1500) Prerequisite: first time freshman status.

EDUC 2000 Beginning Practicum in Education (1-2)

This practicum provides supervised field experience for students who are beginning their education studies. The focus of this practicum is observation of teachers and students in a specific classroom setting. Prerequisite: filing of appropriate form eight weeks prior to beginning of placement. Practicum placements will be made in the St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Fox, and Francis Howell School Districts.

EDUC 2070 Child Development (3)

Students in this course are presented with the theories of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development throughout the lifespan. The emphasis is on developmental processes during the early childhood and middle childhood years. Theories of child development are interrelated and integrated with observations of children and discussions of educational applications. Children are studied in the context of family, school, community, and society. Issues of diversity in child development including multicultural perspectives and inclusion strategies are examined.

EDUC 2080 Early Adolescent Development (3)

Students in this course study the physical, intellectual, personality, emotional, sexual, and social growth and adjustments of the young adolescent ages 9-14. This course also explores the relationship of the school environment to the adolescent's development.

EDUC 2110 Communication in Education (3)

Students in this introductory communications course focus on learning about communication models and the affective domain. Students work on developing self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills.

EDUC 2120 Adolescent Development (3)

This course addresses the theoretical and empirical study of adolescence. Topics addressed include physical, emotional, social, intellectual, vocational, and moral reasoning development. Intracultural and intercultural variations in development are examined. The education applications for each topic are explained.

EDUC 2140 Writing for Teachers (3)

This course is designed to help prospective teachers develop a sense of themselves as writers as they experience the components of writers' workshop. Through self-evaluation, peer response, and teacher evaluation, candidates will strengthen the clarity, efficacy, and intentionality of their writing.

EDUC 2240 Middle School Philosophy and History (3)

Students examine the history of the middle school movement from the 18th century through the 21st century and its evolving philosophy. Implications for teacher professionalism, school and classroom design, and teaching methodologies are also studied. Prerequisite: EDUC 2080.

EDUC 2550 Student Literacy Corps (1-3)

Students in this course learn from tutoring experiences in the greater St. Louis area about the problems caused by and associated with illiteracy. Students receive literacy training during class meetings. Students learn strategies to support literacy as well as become aware of cultural and ethnic differences within their own community. Students are introduced to various reading strategies for tutoring. Students provide 20 hours of tutoring experience per credit hour throughout the semester at community settings within the St. Louis area. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credit hours.

EDUC 2750 Student Leadership Development (1-12)

A semester-long course in leadership skills assessment, leadership theory, interpersonal communications, leading in a diverse community, teamwork, ethical decision making, motivation, organizational dynamics, goal setting, and promotion. May be taken as part of the leadership certificate program or separately. (previously INDZ 2750) Prerequisite: permission of the coordinator of the leadership program, Student Affairs Office, 314-968-6980. See also: Special Study Opportunities.

EDUC 2800 Foundations in Education (3)

This course enables pre-service teachers to explore diverse values and beliefs about learning and teaching. Three perspectives, history, philosophy, and social science research, provide the foundation for analysis. Pre-service teachers define their own personal approach to teaching. Prerequisites: WRIT 1010 or WRIT 2000 with a B or better, and EDUC 2110.

EDUC 2850 Foundations of Early Childhood Education (3)

Students in this course examine the historical, philosophical, psychological, and social foundations of early childhood education. It is designed to help students gain understanding of the state of the art of early childhood education and the forces shaping its future. Field observations and participation with children and adults are required. Must be completed with a grade of B- or better. Prerequisites: EDUC 3150, EDUC 3155, EDUC 2070 or PSYC 2200.

EDUC 2900 Education of Students with Exceptionalities (3)

This course is intended for students in education and others interested in the education and counseling of individuals with exceptional and/or disabling conditions. The focus is on the definition, identification, education, and vocational preparation of students with special needs, with specific reference to those disabilities set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

EDUC 3000 Intermediate Practicum in Education (1-4)

The focus of this practicum is observation and participation in classrooms in a variety of settings: early childhood, elementary, middle school, secondary, special, and inclusive education. Prerequisites: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification and filing of appropriate form by the posted deadline. Practicum placements may be made in the St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Jefferson County and  St. Charles County School Districts along with private and independent schools.

EDUC 3100 Learning, Teaching and Assessment (3)

Students in this course learn the connections between the historical and philosophical foundations of education and theories of learning. Principles of teaching and learning common to all disciplines are covered. This course prepares students to develop, document, and use and interpret formative and summative assessment to inform instruction and improve the learning of PK-12 students.

EDUC 3120 Classroom Assessment (1)

This course prepares students for the demands of assessment, building on the constructs of educational psychology. It covers types of assessments, characteristics of quality assessments, developing scoring guides, asking questions, and documenting student learning.

EDUC 3125 Technology in the Classroom (2)

This is a hands-on project based course designed to help educators use technology creatively and effectively to support curriculum in PK-12 classrooms. Emphasis is on learning how to use software and the Internet in the classroom. The focus is not on the tool, but rather on the pedagogy and how to effectively implement the tools in the classroom to instruct and assess students.

EDUC 3126 Web 2.0 Technologies in the Classroom (1)

This is a hands-on project based course designed to help educators use technology creatively and effectively to support curriculum in PK-12 classrooms. Students will learn the use of the Inspiration family of software and contribute to a course wiki site based on the SOE goals. Prerequisites: EDUC 3125 (may be taken concurrently or after).

EDUC 3127 Interactive Technologies in the Classroom (1)

This is a hands-on project based course designed to help educators use technology creatively and effectively to support curriculum in PK-12 classrooms. Students will learn how to use United Streaming, Tablet PCs, Clickers, and SmartBoards. Prerequisite: EDUC 3125

EDUC 3128 Multimedia in the Classroom (1)

This is a hands-on project based course designed to help educators use technology creatively and effectively to support curriculum in PK-12 classrooms. Students will learn how to use web cameras, podcasting, PDAs, and iMovie software. Prerequisite: EDUC 3125 and EDUC 3126.

EDUC 3130 Adventure Education Program (2-6)

Students in this field practicum in adventure education are involved in curriculum development, instruction, and evaluation. The practicum typically involves K-12 students. Prerequisite: EDUC 1050 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

EDUC 3150 Education in a Diverse Society (3)

Students in this course explore values and beliefs about learning and teaching in a multicultural setting. Typically held in a local K-12 school, the course has a concurrent 1-credit-hour field experience at the site, EDUC 3155. Must be completed with a grade of B or better. Prerequisites: college level composition course with a B or better; EDUC 2110.

EDUC 3155 Early Diversity Practicum (1)

Students in this early practicum are placed in the diverse PK-12 school settings. This early Practicum is designed to accompany EDUC 3150 Education in a Diverse Society and will take place in the diverse school setting in which the course is offered.  Students will be assessed using the School of Education Dispositions. Must be completed with a grade of B or better.

EDUC 3170 Methods of Teaching Language Arts (3)

Students in this course are presented with an overview of major theories and methods of teaching language arts. Emphasizes integrating language arts (thinking, speaking, writing, reading, listening, and viewing) with other areas of curriculum, using such expressive arts as storytelling, creative drama, puppetry, and readers theatre. Prerequisite: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 3180 Children's Literature (3)

This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to become acquainted with the great wealth of trade books and other media forms available for today's children, preschool through grade eight. Students will utilize literature as a lens for understanding the child’s historical and contemporary roles in U.S. and global societies. Extensive and intensive reading and analysis of children's literature will be required. This is a writing intensive course.

EDUC 3190 Young Adult Literature (3)

Students in this course select, read, evaluate, and explore uses of text, including multiethnic and international literature, for working with students in grades 5-12. Discussion strategies, alternatives to book reports, literature extension projects, and unit planning will be addressed. Prerequisite: EDUC 3150.

EDUC 3250 Real World Survivor: Confronting Poverty at Heifer Ranch (3)

This interdisciplinary course explores the contributing factors and ethical implications of global poverty. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals will be a framework used to explore issues of hunger, universal education, gender equality, child and maternal health, sustainability and development assistance. Students will participate in the Global Village experiential learning module at the Heifer Ranch.

EDUC 3300 Topics in Education (1-3)

A variety of topics are presented dealing with specialized areas of interest in the field of education. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

EDUC 3375 Behavior Management (3)

Students in this course study the principles and techniques of behavioral management.  The purpose of this course is to provide prospective teachers and other professionals with a basic understanding of the social, cultural, emotional, motivational, and environmental factors that influence human behavior and development, and strategies that promote self-esteem, autonomy and self-regulation. Prerequisites: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification and concurrently registered in a practicum.

EDUC 3500 Methods of Teaching Secondary School (3)

Students in this course explore activities and interactions of teachers and pupils in the development of conditions for learning in secondary schools. Candidates learn the fundamentals of teacher-centered and student-centered instructional and assessment techniques and apply these in developing standards-based lessons and curricular units based on subject specific competencies. Prerequisite: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 3520 Methods of Teaching Elementary Reading (3)

Students in this introductory course in reading methodology examine a variety of approaches and models to teaching reading in elementary schools The focus is on teaching reading at the primary grades. This course is designed for early childhood, elementary education and special education certification students. Prerequisite: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 3540 Methods of Teaching Art and Music (2)

Students in this course explore basic information about music and art, and methods for integrating the arts into other elementary disciplines. Emphasis is on learning to design lessons that will incorporate art and music into academic units, always maintaining the integrity of the arts in terms of production, interpretation, and cultural understanding. Prerequisites: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 3550 Methods of Teaching Health and P.E. (2)

Students in this course study methods, techniques, learning styles, and skills necessary to recognize the developmental, physical, mental, emotional, and social growth of the elementary-age child. Emphasis is placed on the importance of health and physical education as an integral part of the elementary curriculum and the impact on child development. Prerequisites: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 3600 Classroom Organization and Curriculum Implementation (3)

Students in this course focus on the multiple factors affecting curriculum, including scheduling, classroom organization and structure, lesson planning, and student evaluation. In this practically oriented course, students set up a detailed plan for the first week of school including the setting up of a grade and plan book, the physical arrangement of the room and the design of introductory lessons aimed at establishing appropriate classroom atmosphere. Evaluation is based on a series of practical projects and position papers.

EDUC 3700 Methods of Teaching Strategic Reading and Writing (3)

Students in this course explore the role of metacognition and research-based reading strategies utilized effectively for all learners during the reading and writing processes. Student-centered approaches such as the guided reading comprehension model are highlighted in the use of both fiction and non-fiction texts, and students learn to plan, teach, and evaluate reading and writing lessons in the elementary classroom. This class is designed for early childhood, elementary, middle-school, and special education majors. Prerequisite: EDUC 3520 and eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4000 Apprentice Teaching Seminar (1)

This seminar is designed to assist apprentice teachers to focus on multiple factors affecting their classroom experiences, student interactions and curriculum through the creation of an electronic Teacher Work Sample. Through this process each teacher candidate demonstrates knowledge and skills in meeting the MoSTEP standards. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in apprentice teaching.

EDUC 4020 Health, Nutrition, and Safety (3)

Students in this course learn about the basic factors that affect the health, nutrition, and safety of the young child. Nutritional needs, feeding, health routines, safety hygiene, childhood illnesses, socio-emotional needs and first aid for young children will be examined. This course also addresses program, curriculum for young children, and parent education as it relates to these areas. Prerequisites: EDUC 2850,  EDUC 3150 and EDUC 3155

EDUC 4070 Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Areas (3)

Students in this course explore the role of reading in the effective instruction of content area courses. Partici-pants learn to evaluate text and plan instruction that engages learners, increases motivation to learn, and develops critical thinkers and active, independent learners through the application of specific strategies to content materials. This course fulfills state certification requirements for secondary and middle school teachers in content fields. Prerequisite: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4110 Methods of Teaching Secondary English (3)

Students in this course examine issues, attitudes, and trends in teaching English as well as the essential subject matter of the discipline. Strategies, canons, management and philosophy concerning instruction are covered. Methods used to teach and evaluate speaking and listening, writing and reading, and visually representing and viewing are discussed. Assignments similar to those used in typical English classrooms are included. Prerequisites: EDUC 3500 and eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4120 Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3)

This course studies curricular and instructional objectives for teaching social studies to students in secondary school. It also explores instructional strategies to help secondary students develop historical, political, social and cultural understanding. This includes working with students from a variety of multicultural groups as well as learning how to work with teachers in other subject areas in order to integrate curriculum. Social Science Standards for social studies are also of particular importance. Emphasizes materials, techniques, and resources. Prerequisites: EDUC 3500 and eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4130 Methods of Teaching Writing (3)

Students in this course study current theories and practices of teaching writing as well as review the history of rhetoric. Based on contemporary theory and classroom realities, students practice designing writing assignments, organizing courses and activities for writing and assessing writing. They also experience the actual process of composing by designing a writing process project.  Prerequisites: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4200 Methods in Middle School Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Students in this course examine curricular and instructional strategies for middle school grades 5-8 Interdisciplinary curriculum personalization of learning, instructional technologies, and other teaching strategies for the early adolescent are discussed. Prerequisites: EDUC 2240 and eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4250 Economics and Geography for Global Sustainability (4)

This course is designed to provide elementary, middle and secondary educators the information they need to understand and be able to teach the fundamentals of economics, geography and global sustainability. Economic content includes: economic systems, concepts, and institutions; economic change over time; modern global economics; and the relationship between producers, consumers, and the government. Geography content includes: Physical geography skills (apply and use geographic representations, tools, and resources such as maps, atlases, aerial photographs, globes, etc.), and concepts; locales, regions, nations, and the world relative to location, size, climate, and geology; and how individuals and groups are affected by events on an international and global scale. Sustainability concepts and skills will be integrated throughout the course with emphasis on current environmental and social equity issues as well as systems thinking. Students will explore the interconnectedness of people, profit and planet.

EDUC 4330 Introduction to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)

Students in this course study mild/moderate disabilities, including learning disabilities, behavior disorders, mental retardation, physical disabilities, and other health impairments. Course content focuses on the identification and characteristics of students with mild to moderate disabilities in each category. Topics explored also include historical perspectives of special education, legal issues, ethical considerations of labeling individuals, definitions, interventions, and educational models. Prerequisite: EDUC 2900.

EDUC 4435 Inclusive Practices for the General Education Teacher (2-3)

This course will introduce general educators to strategies that promote the social and academic integration of children with disabilities into the general education classroom. Topics will include the following: inclusive education philosophy and research, tiered academic interventions (RTI), collaborative practices, roles and responsibilities, parent collaboration and communication, curriculum adaptations, differentiated instruction and positive behavior supports. Prerequisites: EDUC 2900 and 6 credit hours of Methods courses or permission of instructor.

EDUC 4440 Inclusion Strategies (3)

Students in this course are introduced to strategies that promote the social and academic integration of children with disabilities into the general education classroom. Topics include inclusive education philosophy and research, collaborative practices, roles and responsibilities working with paraeducators, transition planning (to more inclusive settings, between grade levels, and to post-school options), grading options for students with disabilities in general education. Making Action Plans/Futures Plans, diversity issues, parent collaboration and communication, curriculum adaptations, differentiated instruction, response to intervention, and positive behavior supports. Prerequisites: EDUC 2900 and 6 credit hours of Methods courses or permission of instructor.

EDUC 4450 Psychoeducational Assessment (3)

Students in this course study formal and informal assessment procedures from an educational perspective. Students develop a strong foundation of principles of assessment and testing, including technical knowledge of terminology. Students examine constructs of intelligence, language, perceptual-motor abilities and achievement, focusing on how these constructs are assessed by both norm-referenced instruments and nontraditional methods. Students administer and interpret tests in order to more fully understand test constructs. Prerequisite: EDUC 4330 or permission of advisor.

EDUC 4460 Methods of Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities I (3)

Students in this course are introduced to planning, organizational, and instructional techniques for students with mild/moderate disabilities. Students are prepared to work in a range of placement settings, with emphasis on inclusive placements, and to collaboratively plan with parents and all educational staff. The focus of this course is on research-based methods. Prerequisite: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4470 Methods of Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities II (3)

Students in this course are introduced to the curricula, organizational strategies, and instructional techniques appropriate to the needs of students with mild and moderate disabilities, with a focus in the content areas of science, social studies (government, geography, and economics), child and adolescent literature, physical education, health, art, and music. Also addressed is the use of technology in adapting the regular curriculum, based on a functional assessment of the curriculum and learner behavior. Emphasis is on team planning and delivery, including parents, regular education teachers, administrators, and support specialists. Prerequisite: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4575 Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies (3)

Students in this course study curricular and instructional objectives for teaching social studies to students in grades K-6. Materials, techniques, and resources are emphasized. This includes working with students from a variety of multicultural groups as well as learning how to work with teachers in other subject areas in order to integrate curriculum. Social Science Content Standards for social studies are also of particular importance Prerequisites: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4580 Methods of Teaching Elementary Science (3)

Students in this course study curricular and instructional objectives for teaching science in the elementary school. Emphasizes materials, techniques, and resources. Prerequisites: Eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4600 Educational Research (3)

This course enables students to systematically investigate topics of educational interest to evaluate the merits of published research in the field and to develop strategies for problem solving within educational settings.

EDUC 4610 Reading Course (1-3)

Students in this course investigate a given body of knowledge or a specific area of interest. Selected topics are agreed upon between student and a member of the departmental faculty. The topic of the course, detailed learning outcomes, and means of evaluation are negotiated between student and faculty member. This course is intended for majors only. Prerequisites: senior standing and permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

EDUC 4620 Educational Internship (3)

This internship enables students to explore non-traditional settings and career options in education. This course is designed for students majoring in Educational Studies. Prerequisite: senior standing

EDUC 4650 Senior Overview (3)

This course is the culminating senior project for Educational Studies majors. Each student identifies, analyzes, researches, and critically discusses an important issue in education. Class sessions are devoted to presentation and critique of work in progress. Prerequisite: senior standing.

EDUC 4690 Assessment and Advancement of Reading Abilities (3)

Students in this methods course learn the effective use of literacy assessment for detecting and preventing difficulties. Students explore materials and methods for developing a student-centered approach that builds on strengths. The study of specific problems with possible corrective procedures includes a Basic Reading Inventory and a case study for an individual reader. Prerequisites: EDUC 3520 and EDUC 3700 and eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4700 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities (3)

Students in this methods course explore the characteristics of reading disabilities, identification/analysis of reading disabilities, and reading intervention strategies appropriate for students with disabilities. The purpose of this course is threefold: (1) to increase knowledge, and understanding of the process of reading, (2) to increase competency in the diagnosis of specific areas of weakness that can interfere with the reading process, and (3) to develop intervention strategies to remediate/correct reading disabilities. Students explore formal and informal reading assessments, current research literature in reading, and the development of strategies for remediation of reading disabilities. Prerequisites: EDUC 2900, EDUC 3520, EDUC 4450.

EDUC 4730 Language Development of Children with Disabilities (3)

Students in this course explore language development in children and youth with special needs. Formal and informal evaluation procedures are examined, intervention strategies appropriate to the language impairment are reviewed, and language arts strategies are developed. Prerequisites: EDUC 2900 and EDUC 4450 or permission of advisor.

EDUC 4740 Child Development II (3)

Students in this course examine child development from conception to eight years of age. Students study the whole child in context of family, community, and society. An in-depth investigation of cognition, communication, perceptual/sensory, motor, social, and emotional development is the primary focus of this course. Prerequisites: EDUC 2850, EDUC 3150 and EDUC 3155.

EDUC 4741 Infant/Toddler Practicum (1)

The focus of the 1-credit-hour practicum is observation and participation in classrooms serving infants and toddlers. It is typically taken concurrently with EDUC 4740 Child Development II and supports an understanding of child development from conception to eight years of age. Prerequisites: EDUC 2850, concurrent registration in EDUC 4740 and eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4770 Assessment of Young Children (3)

Students in this course focus on the assessment of young children from birth to age eight. The assessment process takes into account the whole child: cognition, communication, sensory, perceptual, motor, and social/emotional. Assessment is examined within the context of the family, environment, and culture. Emphasis is placed on the use of observation and authentic assessment with some exposure to formal standardized tests. Prerequisite: EDUC 4740, EDUC 4830 or concurrent registration in EDUC 4830.

EDUC 4830 Early Childhood Curriculum (4)

Students in this course investigate curriculum for children ages birth through eight years from theoretical and experiential perspectives. Students learn how to evaluate published curricula, design developmentally appropriate and responsive curricula, and adapt planned curriculum to the individual needs of children. Prerequisites: EDUC 2850, EDUC 3150, EDUC 3155, and EDUC 4740.

EDUC 4831 Preschool Practicum (1)

The focus of this 1-credit-hour practicum is observation and participation in classrooms serving preschool children. It is typically taken concurrently with EDUC 4830 Early Childhood Curriculum and supports an understanding of developmentally appropriate curriculum. Prerequisites: concurrent registration in EDUC 4830 or prior successful completion of equivalent, EDUC 2850, EDUC 3150,  EDUC 4740 and eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4832 Early Primary Practicum (1)

The focus of this 1-credit-hour practicum is observation and participation in classrooms servicing children in early primary grades. It is typically taken concurrently with EDUC 4830 Early Childhood Curriculum and supports an understanding of developmentally appropriate curriculum. Prerequisites: concurrent registration in EDUC 4830 or prior successful completion of equivalent, EDUC 2850, EDUC 3150, EDUC 4740 and eligible for admission to Teacher Certification.

EDUC 4880 Family and Community Resources (3)

Students in this course learn about current family issues and needs as related to childhood education. Included are methods of assessing family concerns, needs, and interests, techniques for interacting with parents, and ways to assess and utilize community resources (including parent volunteers) in the classroom. Prerequisites: EDUC 2850, EDUC 3150 and EDUC 3155.

EDUC 4940 Apprentice Teaching: Early Childhood (PreK-Kindergarten) (6)

Teacher Certification students only. For students seeking certification in early childhood education. Prerequisites: senior standing, cumulative 3.0 GPA in the education major, filing of appropriate form one semester prior to placement and by the posted deadline, acceptance into Teacher Certification Program, successful completion of 9 credit hours of foundations requirements, successful completion of all but 4 credit hours of professional education requirements,  and concurrent registration in EDUC 4000 Apprentice Teaching seminar.  Students must pass the Praxis II exam prior to the start of the Apprentice Teaching semester.  Apprentice teaching placements will be made in the St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Fox, and Francis Howell School Districts along with private and independent schools.

EDUC 4950 Apprentice Teaching: Primary (Grades 1-3) (Early Childhood 7/ Elementary 13)

Teacher Certification students only. For students seeking certification in early childhood or elementary education. Prerequisites: senior standing, cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. in the education major, EDUC 3000, filing of appropriate form one semester prior to placement and by the posted deadline, acceptance into Teacher Certification Program, successful completion of 9 credit hours of foundations requirements, successful completion of all but 4 credit hours of professional education requirements and concurrent registration in EDUC 4000 Apprentice Teaching seminar. Students must pass the Praxis II exam prior to the start of the Apprentice Teaching semester.   Apprentice Teaching placements will be made in the St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County School Districts along with private and independent schools.

EDUC 4960 Apprentice Teaching: Intermediate (Grades 4-6) (13)

Teacher Certification students only. For students seeking certification in elementary education. Prerequisites: senior standing, cumulative 3.0 GPA in the education major, EDUC 3000, filing of appropriate form one semester prior to placement and by the posted deadline, acceptance into Teacher Certification Program, successful completion of 9 credit hours of foundations requirements, successful completion of all but 4 credit hours of professional education requirements and concurrent registration in EDUC 4000 Apprentice Teaching seminar. Students must pass the Praxis II exam prior to the start of the Apprentice Teaching semester. Apprentice Teaching placements will be made in the St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Fox, and Francis Howell School Districts along with private and independent schools.

EDUC 4965 Apprentice Teaching: Middle School (Grades 5-9) (10-13)

Teacher Certification students only. For students seeking certification in middle school education. Prerequisites: senior standing, cumulative 3.0 GPA in the education major, EDUC 3000, filing of appropriate form one semester prior to placement and by the posted deadline, acceptance into Teacher Certification Program, successful completion of 9 credit hours of foundations requirements, successful completion of all but 4 credit hours of professional education requirements and concurrent registration in EDUC 4000 Apprentice Teaching seminar. Students must pass the Praxis II exam prior to the start of the Apprentice Teaching semester.   Apprentice Teaching placements will be made in the St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County School Districts along with private and independent schools.

EDUC 4970 Apprentice Teaching: Secondary (13)

Teacher Certification students only. For students seeking certification in secondary school education. Prerequisites: senior standing, cumulative 3.0 GPA in the education major, EDUC 3000, filing of appropriate form one semester prior to placement and by the posted deadline, acceptance into Teacher Certification Program, successful completion of 9 credit hours of foundations requirements, successful completion of all but 4 credit hours of professional education requirements and concurrent registration in EDUC 4000 Apprentice Teaching seminar. Students must pass the Praxis II exam prior to the start of the Apprentice Teaching semester.   Apprentice Teaching placements will be made in the St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County School Districts along with private and independent schools.

EDUC 4980 Apprentice Teaching: Special Education (Grades K-12) (13)

Teacher Certification students only. For students seeking certification in special education: mild moderate: cross-categorical disabilities. Prerequisites: senior standing, cumulative 3.0 GPA in the Education major, EDUC 4430, EDUC 3000, permission of advisor, filing of appropriate form one semester prior to placement and by the posted deadline and concurrent registration in EDUC 4000 Apprentice Teaching seminar. Students must pass the Praxis II exam prior to the start of the Apprentice Teaching semester.  Apprentice Teaching placements will be made in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County and Jefferson County School Districts along with private and independent schools.

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