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EDUC 100 INFORMATION LITERACY1 Credit

Students will be able to recognize an information need, access that information in multiple formats, evaluate/authenticate the information, discern the ethical implications of knowledge construction, and organize the information in a compelling and biographical manner.

Cross-Listed: EDUC100/LMS100

EDUC 121 THE ACADEMIC LIFE3 Credits

The Academic Life is designed to assist students in acclimating to the expectations of college academics and culture. The overall objective of the course is to provide a classroom environment that promotes student success in academics and life. A broad variety of topics relating to student engagement and achievement are covered.

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EDUC 131 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING3 Credits

Surveys the work of a teacher, the public school system, and the qualities necessary for success in the profession. Fundamental to all work in the Department of Education. Includes a field experience which requires a background check.

EDUC 224 TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR LEARNING3 Credits

This course focuses on the integration of computers and other new technologies into the academic curricula. This course will focus on making decisions about content, instructional strategies, and the use of technology in innovative ways to supplement, enhance, and extend the curriculum. Participants will examine software tools, curriculum software, Internet resources, and computer-based projects as examples of technology that can be effectively integrated into the curriculum.

Prerequisites: EDUC 131

EDUC 231 PLAY/ART/MUS FOR EARLY CHILDHO3 Credits

Develop coordinated programs in play, art, and music for preschool children as media for preschool growth, development and learning. Art and music are used as forms of play to teach developmental skills in the areas of math, social science, and language arts, as well as in developing skills in coordination, movement, rhythm, creative expressions, etc.

Prerequisites: FCS 139

EDUC 232 SCIENCE, MATH, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD3 Credits

Development of programs in science, math, and social science for preschool children utilizing a variety of instructional materials. Emphasis is placed upon the development of innate interests, vocabulary, concepts, and readiness skills through concrete experiences as well as play activities.

Prerequisites: FCS 139

EDUC 233 LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD3 Credits

Introduction to literature for preschool children using appropriate literature and language arts and activities to promote the development of language arts skills, with an emphasis on the development of reading readiness in preschool children.

Prerequisites: FCS 139

EDUC 270 SPECIAL TOPICS1-3 Credits

Enables individuals to become aware of trends, issues, and requirements in the educational fields that are not covered in the upper division course work.

EDUC 271 HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING1 Credit

Develop awareness and understanding of the values, lifestyles, contributions and history of a pluralistic society; develop the ability to recognize and deal with dehumanizing biases and how they may be reflected in instructional material; develop ability to translate knowledge of human relations into attitudes, skills and techniques which result in favorable experiences for students; develop respect for human dignity and individual rights and develop the ability to relate effectively to other individuals and groups other than one's own.

EDUC 300 SECONDARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION1-3 Credits

A field experience which includes classroom observation and participation in the secondary major endorsement or middle level academic area, with emphasis on active involvement in high school or middle school settings. One credit hour required for all secondary majors, but students may register for up to three hours of credit. Requires a background check and the minimum GPA, as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230 and Sophomore or above status

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EDUC 320 ECE/ELEM OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION1-3 Credits

A field experience which includes classroom observation and participation prior to student teaching at various early childhood, primary or intermediate grade levels. Students will observe and participate in two or three different classroom settings. A minimum of two credit hours is required but a student may enroll in up to three credits. Requires a background check and the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230 and Sophomore or above status

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EDUC 321 TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS2 Credits

Survey of mathematics teaching methods for the elementary and middle school students. Children's textbooks, resources, appropriate technology, techniques for exceptional learner, concrete materials and instructional procedures are emphasized.

Prerequisites: EDUC 131 and PSYC 231 or PSYC 334 and Sophomore or above status

EDUC 322 TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS2 Credits

Survey of the teaching methods in the language arts for the elementary and middle school students. All major aspects of communication will be considered.

Prerequisites: EDUC 131, PSYC 231, and Sophomore or above status

EDUC 323 TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES2 Credits

Survey of teaching methods in the content areas of social studies for the elementary and middle school students. Academic areas of Social Science as well as current events, map and globe skills, grouping and creative activities will be addressed, including techniques for exceptional learner.

Prerequisites: EDUC 131, PSYC 231, and Sophomore or above status

EDUC 329 ASSESSMENT FOUNDATIONS2 Credits

Assessment foundations addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of assessing student learning. Teachers must be able to select/create and effectively use assessments for a variety of purposes.

Prerequisites: EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, and Sophomore or above status

EDUC 360 CROSS CULTURAL STUDIES IN EDUC3-6 Credits

This course is designed to provide individuals interested in educational systems in other societies the opportunity to study and observe these systems through training experiences in the form of workshops, fellowships, and/or seminars. The course requires travel expenses as associated with the specific activity. Course may be repeated with a different focus.

EDUC 361 INTEGRATED ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL CORE METHODS6 Credits

Survey of effective Instructional Methods in Core Education Subjects (i.e., Math, Lang. Arts, Soc. Studies) at the Elementary/Middle Grades levels. Academic areas, as well as current events, geographical skills, grouping and creative activities will be addressed, and will include techniques and strategies for working with exceptional needs students.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

EDUC 390 APPLIED INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIO1-3 Credits

Provides practical experience in an agency related to education. Interested students should contact the Internship and Career Services Office to secure application materials. Application should be made prior to the semester the internship will be started. The amount of credit will be based on the availability of a suitable work position, the qualifications of the applicant, and the work hours. The internship will not replace any observation or field experience requirements, or any required courses, and should not be done while the student is on Block or student teaching.

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EDUC 400 INDEPENDENT STUDY OR RESEARCH1-3 Credits

Study or research in an area of special interest. The number of credit hours is determined by the topic and the amount of work required. Dean's permission required.

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EDUC 402 LIBRARY EDUCATION RESOURCES1 Credit

Specific content will focus on print and electronic information sources that will assist students who are preparing to be teachers or who will be working with children in a professional setting. Emphasis will be placed on using a practical, hands-on approach to locate and evaluate education materials including multicultural and cross-curricular resources.

EDUC 405 ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE5 Credits

(Note: Baccalaureate Degree required for enrollment in this course). This integrated course prepares student for the clinical internship and includes the following topics: a) reading in the content area; b) assessment; c) instructional methods and strategies; d) classroom management; and e) special education practices and strategies.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

EDUC 411 READING/WRITING IN CONTENT ARE1 Credit

Assists teacher candidates to approach subject matter in such a way as to utilize and further develop instructional strategies. Study skills, reading/writing skills common to all content areas and reading/writing skills and vocabulary development in specific subject areas are covered. Taken as part of the professional year, Semester #1.

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EDUC 411S READING/WRITING IN CONTENT ARE1 Credit

Assists teacher candidates to approach subject matter in such a way as to utilize and further develop instructional strategies. Study skills, reading/writing skills common to all content areas and reading/writing skills and vocabulary development in specific subject areas are covered. Taken as part of the professional year, Semester #1.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 412S CURRICULUM AND STANDARDS1 Credit

The course topics include: curriculum development (scope and sequencing of instruction; implementation of standards into the curriculum; relationship between scope/sequence-unit-lesson planning and assessment; strategies for connecting units of instruction throughout the curriculum; co-curricular and extracurricular planning. Taken as part of the professional year, Semester #1.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 413 ELEM/MS CURRIC & COUNSELING1 Credit

Principles and theories governing curriculum design, development, implementation, and evaluation at the K-6 and 4-9 levels with focus on the role and responsibility of the elementary/middle school teacher in the counseling and guidance process. Taken as part of the professional year, Semester #1.

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EDUC 413E ELEM/MS CURR & COUN1 Credit

Principles and theories governing curriculum design, development, implementation, and evaluation at the K-6 and 4-9 levels with focus on the role and responsibility of the elementary/middle school teacher in the counseling and guidance process. Taken as part of the professional year.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 414 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT1 Credit

Classroom management as it relates to efficiently operated classrooms. Theory and practice precede practical implications and teaching strategies in areas such as the following: managing student behavior, time management, classroom routines, stress, and working with parents and paraprofessionals. Taken as part of the professional year, Semester #1.

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EDUC 414E CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT1 Credit

Classroom management as it relates to efficiently operated classrooms. Theory and practice precede practical implications and teaching strategies in areas such as the following: Managing student behavior, time management, classroom routines, stress and working with parents and paraprofessionals. Taken as part of the professional year.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 414S SECONDAY/MS CLASSROOM MGMT1 Credit

Classroom management as it relates to efficiently operated classrooms. Theory and practice precede practical implications and teaching strategies in areas such as the following: managing student behavior, time management, classroom routines, stress, and working with parents and paraprofessionals. Taken as part of the professional year, Semester #1.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 415 HUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL1 Credit

Influence of human relationships upon learning, growth and development, including an examination of significant problems in education as they relate to multi-ethnic students. Emphasis will be placed on the development of interpersonal skills, classroom climate, and in meeting the emotional needs of students. Taken as part of the professional year, Semester #1.

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EDUC 415E HUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL1 Credit

Influence of human relationships upon learning, growth and development, including an examination of significant problems in education as they relate to multi-ethnic students. Emphasis will be placed on the development of interpersonal skills, classroom climate, and in meeting the emotional needs of students. Taken as part of the professional year.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 415S HUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL1 Credit

Considers the influence of human relationships upon learning, growth and development, including an examination of significant problems in education as they relate to multi-ethnic students. Emphasis will be placed on the development of interpersonal skills, classroom climate, and in meeting the emotional needs of students. This course is taken as part of the professional year.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 416 ELEMENTARY/MS ASSESSMENT1 Credit

Mechanics of deriving meaningful grades and reporting these grades to students, parents and administrators. The criteria for developing teacher-made tests will be explored as well as the basic statistics to interpret and compare scores. New methods of evaluation will be addressed. Taken as part of the Professional Year, Semester #1.

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EDUC 416E ELEMENTARY/MS ASSESSMENT1 Credit

Mechanics of deriving meaningful grades and reporting these grades to students, parents and administrators. The criteria for developing teacher-made tests will be explored as well as the basic statistics to interpret and compare scores. New methods of evaluation will be addressed. Taken as part of the Professional Year.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 417 TEACH READING/WRITING DIAGNOSI1 Credit

Diagnostic awareness and corrective development. Formal and informal tools used in assessing reading/writing progress, identifying reading/writing problems, planning reading correction and using remedial materials will be examined and used in experimental settings. Teacher observation skills and informal diagnostic and corrective procedures will be stressed. Follows EDUC 423 and 424. Taken as part of the Professional Year, Semester #1.

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EDUC 417E TEACH READING DIAGNOSIS1 Credit

Diagnostic awareness and corrective skill. Formal and informal tools used in assessing reading progress, identifying reading problems, planning reading correction and using remedial materials will be examined and used in experimental settings. Teacher observation skills and informal diagnostic and corrective procedures will be stressed. Follows EDUC 423 and 424. Taken as part of the Professional Year.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 418 SECONDARY/MS ASSESSMENT1 Credit

Construction of valid and reliable teacher made tests and the interpretation of scores from these and standardized instruments. Performance-based assessment tools will be emphasized. Taken as part of the professional year, Semester #1.

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EDUC 418S SECONDARY/MS ASSESSMENT1 Credit

Construction of valid and reliable teacher made tests and the interpretation of scores from these and standardized instruments. Performance-based assessment tools will be emphasized. Taken as part of the professional year, Semester #1.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 422 TEACHING ELEM/MS SCI/HEALTH2 Credits

Teaching experiences with hands-on methods and materials used to teach science and health to children in grades K-9. Students will work with textbook materials, science equipment appropriate to this age group, audio-visual materials relating to science and health as well as the use of resource persons and field trips. Taken in conjunction with the professional year, Semester #1.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 423 TEACHING PRIMARY READ & WRITIN2 Credits

Current methods, materials and research findings related to the teaching of reading and writing at the primary level. Different approaches to word analysis and to reading and writing comprehension, laboratory projects and demonstrations in instructional techniques, and reading and writing principles and strategies of primary reading and writing programs, and instructional and organizational procedures. Taken as part of the Professional Year, Semester #1.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 424 TEACHING INTERM READING & WRIT2 Credits

Current methods, materials and research findings related to the teaching of reading and writing at the intermediate level. Teaching advanced reading and writing skills in reading and writing programs and in content areas will be examined. Strategies to develop higher questioning skills and study skills, laboratory projects and demonstrations of instructional techniques, and reading and writing principles, program development, and instructional and organizational procedures. Taken as part of the Professional Year, Semester #1.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 431A SPECIAL METHODS/ART3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431C SPECIAL METHODS/HPER3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431D SPECIAL METHODS/DTE3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431E SPECIAL METHODS/EDUC MEDIA3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431F SPECIAL METHODS/MATH3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431G SPECIAL METHODS/SCIENCE3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431H SPECIAL METHODS/C A & TH3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431I SPECIAL METHODS/BUSINESS3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431J SPECIAL METHODS/FCS3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431L SPECIAL METHODS/SOC SCI3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431M INTERDISCIPLINARY SPECIAL METHODS3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area. Students must meet or exceed the minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431Q SPECIAL METHODS/SECONDARY MUSIC3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 431S SPECIAL METHODS/SPANISH3 Credits

The laboratory and lecture course includes instruction, managerial, and curricular pedagogy unique to the endorsement subject area.

Prerequisites: CORE Basic Skills test, EDUC 131, EDUC 224, PSYC 231, SPED 230, SPED 334 and Junior or above status

EDUC 433 THE MIDDLE SCHOOL3 Credits

Philosophy, implementation, and improvement of the middle school (grade 5-9) from a theoretical and practical basis. Emphasis is placed upon the development, behavior, and special issues of middle school students; overall school program; methods of instruction; and the evaluation process. Includes a field experience which requires a background check.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

EDUC 440 TOPICS IN EDUCATION1-3 Credits

Designed to allow students to study some aspect of Education not offered in the regular class. May be repeated with a change in emphasis for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

EDUC 460 COMPARATIVE EDUCATION1-3 Credits

This course explores the study of education from a comparative perspective, focusing on major educational systems of the world with a special emphasis on Western Europe. An international field trip is required.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES10

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EDUC 475 REGIONAL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SEQUENCE12 Credits

This integrated course prepares students for the clinical internship and includes the following topics: a) classroom management; b) curriculum and counseling; c) human relations/multicultural education; d) assessment; e) reading and writing diagnosis; f) science and health; g) primary and intermediate reading and writing; and h) special education practices and strategies.

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EDUC 480A FIELD EXPERIENCE1-8 Credits

Assists the non-certified teacher and/or the teacher seeking an additional endorsement program or renewal of an expired certificate to obtain a planned and supervised classroom experience. The total number of field experience hours will be determined by transcript review. Prerequisites for the course include successful completion of Teacher Education requirements as outlined in the General Bulletin. Requires affirmation under oath that the student has no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving abuse, neglect, or sexual misconduct, and affirmation under oath that the student is in sound mental capacity.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

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EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING9 Credits

Education 490 Teacher Internship - Student Teaching is designed to give the teacher candidate the opportunity to gain insight into teaching skills and to develop professional integrity using current pedagogical methods that impact student learning in the candidate's respective grade level and content area(s) of study. Each teacher internship experience will encompass the appropriate grade level and/or endorsement to meet certification requirements and must be completed concurrently with EDUC 495. Students will accomplish course outcomes/Education SLO by participating in a minimum of a 16 week teaching internship field experience. During this experience, teacher interns will be placed in different classroom settings within a P-12 school setting, working in collaboration with the Cooperating Classroom Teachers, P-12 students and a CSC Supervisor.

Co-requisite: Students must be enrolled in EDUC 495 Education Capstone at the same time. Prerequisites: A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and must have successfully completed the Professional Semester Block with no grade below a C.

Prerequisites: EDUC 411A, EDUC 412S, EDUC 414S, EDUC 415S, EDUC 418S, EDUC 431, and Junior or above status

Co-requisites: EDUC 495

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EDUC 495 EDUCATION CAPSTONE3 Credits

Education Capstone is designed to give the teacher candidate the opportunity to gain insight into teaching skills and to develop professional integrity using current pedagogical methods that impact student learning in the candidate's respective content area of study. Each Education Capstone experience will encompass the appropriate grade level and endorsement(s) to meet certification requirements.

Students will experience course work to meet Education Learning Outcomes and ESO by participating in a minimum of a 16-week teaching internship field experience. During this experience, teacher interns will be placed in different classroom settings within a P-12 school setting working in collaboration with the Cooperating Classroom teachers, P-12 students and a CSC Supervisor. During this course Teacher Interns will complete the following course activities: Teacher Work Sample Project, Lesson Planning Activities, Teacher Intern Guidebook assignments, and will maintain a Teacher Internship Reflective Journal. Imbedded into these assignments are specific activity assignments that are meant to meet the following Essential Studies Program Student Learning Outcomes: ESO 12. Prerequisites: A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and have successfully completed the Professional Semester Block with no grade below a C.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES12