UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Course Offerings -

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

AND HUMAN SERVICES - Curriculum and Instruction


13-201 Individual, School, and Society 3 cr.

This is an introductory course in education. Its purpose is to expand your understanding of schooling through an analysis of its many connections with the individual and society. This, in part, will be accomplished through a study of social, political, and economic forces in U.S. Society that have a direct bearing on schooling.
13-311 Teaching Languages Arts Pre-K-8 3 cr.

This course is planned for you to study teaching language arts, to provide practice using instructional materials, and to learn about evaluation strategies likely to enhance communication of all learners. An integrated and constructivist approach to reading, writing, speaking, listening, language study and language diversity will be provided.
13-312 Education in the Early Years 3 cr. (Fall)
Designed to give prospective teachers of young children a basic knowledge of Early Childhood Education, particularly emphasizing the curriculum and guidance of a school child's growth, development, and learning as it applies to daily experiences. Prerequisites: Completion of 13-201, completion or concurrent enrollment in 12-380, and Admission I.
13-313 Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum and Techniques 3 cr.
The needs and interests of children of nursery and kindergarten ages; the content of an activity program for the preschool and kindergarten. Emphasis on children's social, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs with suggestions of interest areas and activities which lead into the subjects included in the curriculum for the primary grades. Laboratory experiences are required. Prerequisites: Completion of 13-201, completion or concurrent enrollment in 12-380, and Admission I.
13-314/514 Organization and Administration of Preschool Programs in Early Childhood Education 3 cr. (Spring)
Different organizational plans of nursery schools, Head Starts, day care, and other preschool programs. This includes staffing, housing, admissions, nutrition and health policies, school records, budgeting, community resources, family/community/agency involvement and relationships, and school/community relations with particular emphasis on State of Wisconsin accreditation and licensing requirements. Prerequisites: Admission I and 13-312.
13-315 Teaching Science in the Elementary School 2 cr.
Provides elementary teachers with the knowledge and skills for teaching science. Emphasis on: familiarization with the psychological bases for curriculum development and lesson planning; the development of problem solving skills and laboratory techniques; and a study of appropriate materials and methods for teaching elementary science. Prerequisites: Completion of 13-201, and completion or concurrent enrollment in 12-380 and Admission I.
13-316 Teaching Science and Environmental Education in the Elementary/Middle School
3 cr.

Provides the student with the knowledge of currently accepted goals of science and environmental education in the elementary/middle school. The examination, evaluation, and practice of techniques compatible with these goals are emphasized, and contemporary elementary/middle school curricula are examined and evaluated. Prerequisites: Completion of 13-201, and completion or concurrent enrollment in 12-380 and Admission I. ($25 fee)
13-317 Teaching Social Studies Pre K - 8 2 cr.
This course is designed to study social studies teaching, to practice using instructional materials and to learn about evaluation strategies likely to enhance social studies knowledge construction and learning by early childhood, elementary and middle school pupils. It is also planned for students to study educational research and practice related to early childhood, elementary and middle level curriculum development in social studies. Emphasis is given to correlation with other school subjects. Prerequisites: Completion of 13-201, completion or concurrent enrollment in 12-380, and Admission I.
13-318 Assessment in Early Childhood 2 cr.
This course is designed to address the theoretical and practical issues, practices, and techniques that would guide practitioners toward the meaningful assessment of preschool children. The course includes preschool cognitive assessment, family assessment, preschool screening, and intervention design. Prerequisite: 12-310
13-330 Teaching Foreign Languages in the Elementary School 1 cr.
Study and practice of basic theory, approaches, and materials of teaching and learning a foreign language with special emphasis on the elementary school child and program. Prerequisite: Admission I.
13-346 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language 3 cr.

In this course we will review developments in second language theory and practice; explore ways to teach, and integrate, the skills or reading, writing, listening and speaking, both within ESL classes and in content-area instruction; survey a variety of approaches to ESL methods; discuss ways to focus on culture in language teaching, to create community among second language learners and to build bridges between schools and diverse linguistic and cultural communities; and address the needs of second language learner assessment and classroom management.
13-348 Principles of Bilingual/Bicultural Education 3 cr.

In this course we will explore historical and political dimensions of bilingual/bicultural education, often from comparative perspectives; examine theoretical assumptions and recent research findings about learning through first and second languages; and discuss practical implications of critical theory and research for those who work with bilingual/bicultural children, adolescents, families and communities.

13-349 Content Area Instruction Bilingual Education 3 cr.

In this course we will explore the theories, practices, and possibilities for bilingual education across content areas. We will examine the teaching of content area subjects to bilingual children and adolescents in both bilingual (first language) classrooms as well as mainstream classrooms. Students will thus have the chance to prepare for content area teaching in English as well as Hmong or Spanish.
13-360 Clinical Experience in Teaching 3 cr.
Direct pre-student teaching experiences in elementary classroom with seminar for integration of teaching-learning theory. Admission to Student Teaching requires a "Pass" in this course. Prerequisites: Completion of 13-201 (except for Special Education majors), 12-235, 12-380, and admission to clinical. Concurrent enrollment in at least one 13-xxx methods course. Pass/Fail Course.
13-375 Teaching Writing PK-8 3 cr.

A process approach to writing will be utilized to help students learn to teach writing PK-8. This will be a multi-genre course including instruction in expository and narrative writing. Multicultural and gendered dimensions of writing will be explored and writing across the curriculum as an instructional model will be examined. Students will reflect on the improving their own writing as they learn to teach writing to others. Prerequisite: 13-311 and Admission I to the Professional Program.

13-384 Teaching Mathematics Pre K - 8 Mathematics 3 cr.

The course is designed to study teaching, to practice using instructional materials and to learn about evaluation strategies likely to enhance mathematical knowledge construction and learning by early childhood, elementary and middle school pupils. It is also planned for students to study educational research and practice related to early childhood, elementary and middle level curriculum development in mathematics. Prerequisites: 67-110, 67-111, 67-211, and 67-217. Admission I.
13-400 Student Teaching in Elementary Education 5 cr.
Observation, participation, and responsible teaching experiences for student teachers and interns in grades 1-6 under supervision. Prerequisite: Admission II.
13-401 Student Teaching in Elementary Education 5 cr.
Observation, participation, and responsible teaching experiences for student teachers and interns in grades 1-6 under supervision. Prerequisite: Admission II.
13-405 Preschool, Elementary School and Middle School Student Teaching Seminar 2 cr.
Students will integrate teaching-learning theories as they apply to problems which occur in the classroom situations in which the student teacher or intern is working. Corequisite: This course must be taken in conjunction with 13-400 and 13-401. Prerequisite: Admission II.
13-424 Student Teaching Pre-Kindergarten 3 cr.
Observation, participation, and responsible teaching experiences in pre-kindergarten classes under supervision. Prerequisite: Admission II.
13-425 Student Teaching in Kindergarten 3 cr.
Observation, participation and responsible teaching experiences in kindergarten under supervision. Prerequisite: Admission II.
13-452 Student Teaching in Elementary Education PK-3/1-6/1-8 3 cr.
A student teaching experience for students wishing additional experiences related to teaching. Prerequisite: Open only to students who previously have enrolled in 10 credits of student teaching. Admission II.
13-453 Student Teaching in Middle/Junior High School 5 cr.
Observation, participation, and responsible teaching experiences in middle/junior high school under supervision. Prerequisite: Admission II.
13-454 Student Teaching in Elementary Education 4 cr.
Observation, participation, and responsible teaching experiences in grade 1 through grade 6 under supervision. Prerequisite: Admission II.
13-455 Preschool, Elementary School and Middle School Student Teaching Seminar 1 cr.
Students learn to apply principles of education to problems of discipline, selection of goals, and media for learning, guiding learning experiences and evaluation of outcomes, as these problems occur in the practical classroom situations in which the student teacher is working. Corequisite: This course must be taken in conjunction with student teaching. Prerequisite: Admission II.
13-496 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
An independent study in Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle Level Education for students who would pursue in depth a basic idea in early childhood, elementary and middle level education. Prerequisite: Outline of proposed study presented to elementary faculty member, the student's advisor, the Department Chairperson, and the Associate Dean. (See Department Chairperson first.)
14-201 Individual, School, and Society 3 cr.
This is an introductory course in education. Its purpose is to expand your understanding of schooling through an analysis of its many connections with the individual and society. This, in part, will be accomplished through a study of social, political, and economic forces in U.S. Society that have a direct bearing on schooling.
14-335 Teaching of English 3 cr. (Fall)
By readings, demonstrations, and practical experiences, the student learns to organize the materials and methods of the English curriculum into effective teaching procedures in the secondary classroom. (Majors in English take concurrently with Clinical Experience.) Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380 and Admission I.
14-336 Teaching of English II 3 cr.

This course will better prepare students for 6-12 teaching of English/Language Arts. The course will provide learning opportunities for 6-12 English context for school-to-work, technology applications, multicultural and gender equity curriculum issues, methodology and models, lesson planning and presentation skills, and integrating all areas of Language Arts into classrooms. The course will represent a strong affirmation of the standards of professional organizations such as National Council of Teachers of English and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and an effort to ensure preparation of teachers as skillful, caring intellectuals. Prerequisite: Admissions I, 14-335.

14-337 Teaching of History and Social Studies 3 cr. (Fall)

The differing points of view in the teaching of history and the social sciences and of the goals which parallel these differing points of view are examined. Consideration is given to selecting appropriate teaching methods and materials necessary to achieve the varied objectives of the social studies. Learning process is examined as it applies to the attainment of the objectives. Prerequisites: (Majors in History or other Social Sciences take concurrently with Clinical Experience.) Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380 and Admission I.
14-338 Teaching of Social Studies II 3 cr.

This course will strengthen the teaching of secondary social studies. Topics include standards for content, curriculum, and assessment, as central to preparing skillful practitioners who are caring intellectuals. This course emphasizes constructing a social studies curriculum focusing on central ideas, content and depth. This course will enable students to conceptualize a "thinking" social studies curriculum. Classroom management and conflict resolution, use of computer-based technology, multicultural and global perspectives, integration of cross disciplinary ideas and content, and school to work as it relates to social studies education will be addressed. Prerequisites: Admission I and 14-337.
14-339 Teaching of Science 3 cr. (Fall)
The student should be able to construct lesson plans which are usable, distinguish between methods of teaching which are effective and ineffective, and demonstrate ability to perform in the capacity of a science teacher making acceptable use of the classroom and the laboratory. Should be able to name the most recent curricular developments in all the areas of science and demonstrate a thorough understanding of their underlying philosophies and their implications for instructional procedures. Prerequisites: (Majors in Science take concurrently with Clinical Experience.) Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380 and Admission I.
14-340 Teaching of Science II 3 cr.

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to continue developing the pedagogical content knowledge necessary to teach science. The context for this will be the state and national standards, multicultural and gender equity issues, technology use in the classroom, and assessment. Prerequisite: Admission I and completion of 14-339.
14-341 Teaching of Mathematics 3 cr. (Fall)
The objectives, curriculum, and teaching methods related to the courses in secondary school mathematics with emphasis upon trends, changes and investigations in the curriculum, and in teaching procedures. Prerequisites: (Majors in Mathematics take concurrently with Clinical Experience.) Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380 and Admission I.
14-342 Teaching of Mathematics II 3 cr.

This course will provide 6-12 mathematics education students with the content and skills required to teach mathematics as envisioned by mathematics education organizations. Topics include secondary mathematics education in relation to technology management, conflict resolution, motivation, gender issues, equity issues, mathphobia, multicultural mathematics, school to work issues, and mathematics education theory. This course will result in a more skillful teacher who will be better able to actualize the vision of what it means to empower students with mathematics and be a caring intellectual. Prerequisite: Admission I and 14-341 Teaching of Mathematics.

14-346 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language 3 cr.

In this course we will review developments in second language theory and practice; explore ways to teach, and integrate, the skills or reading, writing, listening and speaking, both within ESL classes and in content-area instruction; survey a variety of approaches to ESL methods; discuss ways to focus on culture in language teaching, to create community among second language learners and to build bridges between schools and diverse linguistic and cultural communities; and address the needs of second language learner assessment and classroom management.

14-347 The Teaching of Foreign Languages 3 cr. (Spring)

The study of a modified audio-lingual approach emphasizing the teaching of basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing a modern foreign language. The intended outcome of the course is a familiarity with concepts of what language is and with language learning aims, theory and strategies. Prerequisites: (Majors in Foreign Languages take concurrently with Clinical Experience.) Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380 and Admission I.

14-348 Principles of Billingual/Bicultural Education 3 cr.

In this course we will explore historical and political dimensions of bilingual/bicultural education, often from comparative perspectives; examine theoretical assumptions and recent research findings about learning through first and second languages; and discuss practical implications of critical theory and research for those who work with bilingual/bicultural children, adolescents, families and communities.
14-349 Content Area Instruction Bilingual Education 3 cr.

In this course we will explore the theories, practices, and possibilities for bilingual education across content areas. We will examine the teaching of content area subjects to bilingual children and adolescents in both bilingual (first language) classrooms as well as mainstream classrooms. Students will thus have the chance to prepare for content area teaching in English as well as Hmong or Spanish.
14-356 Clinical in Teaching English (6-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course and in 14-355. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.
14-357 Clinical in Teaching History and Social Studies (6-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course and in 14-355. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.
14-358 Clinical in Teaching Science (6-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course and in 14-355. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.
14-359 Clinical in Teaching Mathematics (6-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course and in 14-355. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.
14-361 Clinical in Teaching Foreign Language (6-12) 3 cr.
Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course and in 14-355. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.
14-362 Clinical in Teaching Speech (6-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course and in 14-355. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.
14-366 Clinical in Teaching Art (K-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.
14-367 Clinical in Teaching Music (K-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.

14-370 Clinical in Teaching Physical Education (K-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.
14-371 Clinical in Teaching Foreign Language (K-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.
14-372 Clinical in Teaching Library Science (K-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.

14-373 Clinical in Teaching Communicative Disorders (K-12) 3 cr.

Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, clinical students are directed to study individual cases and problems, the diagnosis and solution of which involve the application of teaching-learning principles and the relationship of theory and practice. Contact with small groups in scaled down teaching situations. Taken concurrently with the respective (major) methods course. Admission to student teaching requires a grade of "pass" in this course. Prerequisites: Completion of 14-201, 12-235, 12-380. Open only to College of Education and Human Services students. Pass/Fail course.
14-402 6-12/K-12 Student Teaching Seminar 2 cr.
Provides the opportunity to earn one additional credit by pursuing independent study modules designed by the student and the university supervisor. Corequisites: This course or 14-455 or 14-465 must be taken in conjunction with student teaching 14-450, 14-451 or 14-460, 14-461. Prerequisite: Admission II.
14-450 Student Teaching in Middle Education 5 cr.
For students seeking secondary licensure. Supervised observation, participation and responsible teaching experiences. Prerequisite: Admission II.
14-451 Student Teaching in High School 5 cr.
For students seeking secondary licensure. Supervised observation, participation and responsible teaching experiences. Prerequisite: Admission II.
14-453 Student Teaching in Secondary Education 6-12, PK-12 3 cr.
A student teaching experience for students wishing additional experiences related to teaching. Prerequisite: Open only to students who previously have enrolled in 10 credits of student teaching. Prerequisite: Admission II.
14-455 Student Teaching Seminar 1 cr.
Designed to aid the student to integrate teaching-learning theories as applied to problems which occur in the classroom situation. Corequisite: This course must be taken in conjunction with student teaching (14-450, 14-451) in secondary education. Prerequisite: Admission II.
14-460 Student Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Education 5 cr.
For students seeking K-12 licensure. Supervised observation, participation and responsible teaching experiences. Prerequisite: Admission II.
14-461 Student Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Education 5 cr.
For students seeking K-12 licensure. Supervised observation, participation and responsible teaching experiences. Prerequisite: Admission II.
14-465 PK-12 Student Teaching Seminar 1 cr.

Designed to aid the student to integrate teaching-learning theories as applied to problems which occur in the classroom situation. Corequisite: This course must be taken in conjunction with student teaching (14-460, 14-461) for K-12 licensure. Prerequisite: Admission II.
14-496 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
An independent study in Secondary Education for students who would pursue in depth an idea, process, or belief related to secondary instruction. This course can be taken by upper division students. Prerequisites: Outline of proposed study presented to a secondary faculty member, the student's advisor, the Department Chairperson, and the Associate Dean. (See Department Chairperson first.)
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