Education
2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Professional educational programs at College of the Ozarks are designed to help graduates be reflective decision-makers and effective teachers. This is approached through an integrated program of general, specialized and professional education combining theory and practice designed to help students gain knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for a successful teaching career. Each graduate of the education program will demonstrate satisfactory knowledge and understanding of: 1) significant content in the liberal arts core component of the program; 2) a variety of teaching methods and their application to the teaching-learning process; 3) a variety of evaluation techniques essential to effective assessment of student learning; 4) the profession of teaching as documented in current research; 5) the specialized areas of study; and 6) a strong Christ-like character dedicated to intellectual growth, hard work, and service to God and the education profession.

Major in Elementary Education
Required major courses: 34 hours
EDU 203 Child Growth and Development (F/S) 3
EDU 213 Orientation to Teaching (F/S) 3
EDU 223 Language Arts & Literature for Elementary/Middle School (F/S) 3
EDU 313 Mathematics Methods for Elementary/Middle School (S) 3
EDU 323 Reading Methods I (S) 3
EDU 333 Foundations of American Education (F/S) 3
EDU 342 Reading Methods II (F) 2
EDU 363 Elementary/Middle School Techniques of Teaching Reading in Content Fields (F) 3
EDU 372 Science Methods for Elementary/Middle School (F) 2
EDU 383 Social Studies Methods for Elementary/Middle School (S) 3
EDU 413 Educational Media and Technology (F/S) 3
EDU 423 Educational Assessment WI (F/S) 3
Required field/clinic courses: 13-22 hours  
EDU 201 Classroom Observation (F) 1
EDU 211 Classroom Participation (S) 1
EDU 44V Teacher Assistant (F/S) 1-4
EDU 45V Student Teaching WI (F/S) 10-16
Required collateral courses: 18 hours  
MAT 104 Mathematics for Elementary/Middle School Teachers (F/S) 4
PSY 363 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (F/S) 3
AED 353 Art Education Methods I (F/S) 3
MUS 252 Elementary Music Methods (F/S) 2
PED 233 Personal and Community Health (F) 3
PED 383 Methods of Teaching Physical Education in PK-8 (F/S) 3
Social Studies concentration: 21 hours  
HST 203 World Regional Geography (S) 3
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology (F/S) 3
PSY 103* Introduction to Psychology (F/S) 3
ECN 103 The American Economy (F) 3
HST 103* The American Experience (F/S) 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   HST 153* Western Civilization To 1660 (F/S)  
   HST 163* Western Civilization Since 1660 (F/S)  
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   POL 103 American National Government (F)  
   POL 113 American State and Local Government (S)  
* courses satisfy G.E. requirements  
Courses required for General Education in addition to the above requirements: 47 hours
ENG 103, ENG 303 and SPC 103 9
REL 103 and REL 343 6
PED/MIL 101, 111 and PED Activities elective 3
IDS 133, IDS 153 and IDS 313 9
Foreign Language 3
College level mathematics course (in addition to MAT 104) 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LITERATURE COURSES 3
   ENA 123 or ENW 133  
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PHYSICAL SCIENCE COURSES 4
   PHY 104, PHY 114 or PHY 124  
General Education course options specified by the education major:
BIO 104 Introduction to Biology (S) 4
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   ART 113 Two-Dimensional Design (F/S)  
   ART 123 Drawing I  
NOTE: The minimum TOTAL credit hours required for an Elementary Education major is 133 hours. An elementary education major must average 16-17 hours per semester to graduate in four years.
Early Childhood concentration: 21 hours  
Students majoring in Elementary Education may choose an Early Childhood concentration that leads to a teaching endorsement in PK-3, instead of the Social Studies concentration.
To accomplish this, the above program of study should be followed with addition of:
EDU 233 Early Childhood Literacy  
EDU 222 Math for Early Childhood  
EDU 332 Identifying and Prescribing Instruction in Early Childhood  
EDU403 Early Childhood Programs  
FCC 323 Working with Parents  
EDU433 Early Childhood Curriculum
   
Major in Secondary Education*
Required major courses: 28-37 hours (9-12); 31-40 hours (K-12)
EDU 201 Classroom Observation (F) 1
EDU 203 Child Growth & Dev. (required only K-12 certification) (F/S) 3
EDU 211 Classroom Participation (S) 1
EDU 213 Orientation to Teaching (F/S) 3
EDU 333 Foundations of American Education (F/S) 3
EDU 393 Reading in the Secondary School (F/S) 3
EDU 413 Educational Media and Technology (F/S) 3
EDU 423 Educational Assessment WI (F/S) 3
EDU 44V Teacher Assistant (F/S) 1-4
EDU 45V Student Teaching WI (F/S) 10-16
Required collateral courses: 9-15 hours  
Methods Courses in the Disciplines 3-9
PSY 363 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (F/S) 3
PSY 383 Adolescent/Middle Level Psychology (F/S) 3
General Education courses: 59 hours  
ENG 103, ENG 303 and SPC 103 9
REL 103 and REL 343 6
PED/MIL 101, 111 and PED Activities elective 3
IDS 133, IDS 153 and IDS 313 9
Foreign Language 3
Mathematics (any college level course) 3
PHI 203 or Fine Arts activities course 3
ENA 123 or ENW 133 3
POL 103 or POL 113 3
PHY 104, PHY 114, PHY 124 or CHE 104 4
HST 103 (F/S) 3
HST 153 or HST 163 3
PSY 103 (F/S) 3
BIO 104 (except Unified Science) 4
* Secondary Education majors must complete all requirements for a major in one of the approved teaching fields (see below) as well as requirements for grades K-12 or 9-12 certification. See your advisor or the Director of Teacher Education for secondary education advisory check lists.
Approved Secondary Teaching Fields
Agriculture Mathematics
Art K-12 Music-Instrumental K-12
Biology Music-Vocal K-12
Business Physical Education K-12
Chemistry Speech & Theatre
English Unified Science-Biology
Foreign Language (Spanish) K-12 Unified Science-Chemistry
History (Social Studies) Voc. Family & Consumer Sciences B-12
Certification endorsements are available in the following fields:
Art K-9 P.E. K-9 Health K-9; K-12; 9-12
French K-9 Spanish K-9 Early Childhood PK-3
Middle School (5-9)
Language Arts Mathematics Science
Social Studies Business Education Agriculture
See Director of Teacher Education for specific criteria and course requirements.

NOTE: All Elementary and Secondary Majors should apply for admission to the Teacher Education program by the end of semester #3. Minimum standards for admission include: 1) GPA minimum 2.5 with 30 semester hours course work completed; 2) ACT score on file; 3) C-BASE-minimum score at acceptable level on each portion of the test (current acceptable score is 235). Students must apply for permission to enroll in student teaching the semester preceding the student teaching semester. Minimum standards for permission to enroll include: 1) minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 with minimum 2.6 in major teaching field; 2) successful completion of teaching certification course requirements in one or more teaching fields; 3) "C" grade minimum in all professional education and major field courses required; 4) successful completion of PRAXIS II examination. College of the Ozarks' Program and Missouri State Department of Education Certification Standards that are in effect at the time of program completion must be met in order to be recommended for teaching certification.

COURSES IN EDUCATION (EDU)

201 Classroom Observation Students spend time observing in classrooms at varied instructional levels and in several subject areas. The course is required for education majors and is strongly recommended for those who are considering teaching as a profession but are undecided. (F)

203 Child Growth and Development A study of human growth and development from conception to adulthood with major emphasis devoted to the formative years up to age twelve. Research and critical thinking skills will be emphasized. (F/S)

211 Classroom Participation—Prerequisite: EDU 201. This is a required course for prospective teachers, both elementary and secondary. The student will spend time as a participant in teaching activities in a public school classroom working under the direction of an experienced teacher in the student's major field. (S)

213 Orientation to Teaching An introduction to teaching as a profession that incorporates the development of a teacher education portfolio. This course will also focus on fundamental knowledge for prospective teachers. (F/S)

222 Math for Early Childhood This course emphasizes key aspects of curriculum, instruction and assessment for preschool and early grades. Math activities that target young children's interests and abilities are investigated. (F)

223 Language Arts and Literature for Elementary/Middle School—Prerequisite: EDU 213 and ENG 103. EDU 213 may be taken concurrently. A course to help prospective elementary/middle school teachers acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for teaching the language arts. Children's literature is emphasized with integration across the curriculum. (F/S)

233 Early Childhood Literacy Fundamental concepts, skills, and methods of developing and managing beginning literacy instruction for PK-3 grades, including all aspects of communication and various types of literature for children will be explored. The course will include field experiences.

NOTE: Admission to the Teacher Education program and completion of 45 hours are required for enrollment in courses numbered 300 or above offered by the Education department except with special permission of the Director of Teacher Education.

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

313 Mathematics Methods for Elementary/Middle School—Prerequisite: completion of 7 semester hours of mathematics. Content, methods and materials for teaching mathematics in the elementary school. Includes selection of appropriate instructional strategies, materials and learning activities for children of elementary/middle grades 1-6. (S)

323 Reading Methods I A foundation course in teaching of reading which deals with the reading process, major approaches to the teaching of reading, materials used, basic skills to be taught and techniques used. (S)

332 Identifying and Prescribing Instruction in Early Childhood This course presents fundamental information regarding appropriate assessment and curriculum for early childhood. (S)

333 Foundations of American Education This course deals with historical, social, psychological and philosophical foundations of the American educational system. It deals with major issues of past and present. Required for all prospective teachers. (F/S)

342 Reading Methods II—Prerequisite: EDU 323. This course is designed to focus on reading instruction at the elementary level and to utilize formal and informal assessments with a variety of teaching strategies. (F)

343 Middle School/Junior High School Philosophy and Organization An examination of educational programs most appropriate for students in late childhood and early adolescence with emphasis upon the philosophy and organization of middle school and junior high school. (S)

353 Middle School/Junior High School Curriculum and Instruction An examination of educational programs most appropriate for students in late childhood and early adolescence with emphasis upon curriculum and instruction in middle school and junior high schools. (F)

363 Elementary/Middle School Techniques of Teaching Reading in Content Fields A course designed to help the middle school and elementary teacher use knowledge of reading techniques, materials and strategies to improve teaching in the content fields. Field experiences in the middle school/elementary classroom will be included. (F)

372 Science Methods for Elementary/Middle School—Prerequisite: completion of 8 or more hours of science. Content, methods and materials for teaching science in elementary/middle school. Includes selection of appropriate instructional strategies, materials and learning activities for children of elementary/middle grades. (F)

383 Social Studies Methods for Elementary/Middle School—Prerequisite: completion of at least 12 semester hours in social studies courses. Content, methods and materials for teaching social studies in the elementary/middle school. Includes selection of appropriate instructional strategies, materials, and learning activities for children of elementary grades. (S)

393 Reading in the Secondary School This course is designed to prepare the prospective teacher to effectively use a variety of frameworks and methodologies for reading instruction in the secondary schools. (F/S)

402 Middle School Practicum A supervised practicum in teaching middle school students that is required for middle school certification. The field setting is designed to help students gain needed insights and experiences with methods, techniques, and curriculum appropriate for middle level students.

403 Early Childhood Programs Students pursuing a certification in early childhood will study various philosophies and types of early childhood programs. Attention will be directed to program implementation related to the health and safety of young children and consultation, guidance, and classroom management strategies. Field experiences are required.

413 Educational Media and Technology A course designed to prepare all prospective teachers for effective use of a wide variety of media, instructional materials and technology. Opportunities for practical applications of media and technology, including computers will be provided in relationship to instruction. Writing skills will be emphasized with the completion of a research and writing project. (F/S)

423 Educational Assessment—Prerequisite: A methods course must be completed (or taken concurrently). This writing intensive course deals with educational assessment and evaluation. Its focus is on selection or development of appropriate assessment techniques to provide the basis for informed educational and instructional decisions at all levels with particular attention to decisions required of classroom teachers. Writing Intensive. (F/S)

433 Early Childhood Curriculum This course examines theories, current trends and the development and implementation of a balanced, integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children. Field experiences are required.

44V (1-4) Teacher Assistant This course usually precedes student teaching during the same semester as the student teaching work. One semester hour is given for each full week satisfactorily completed. All student teachers must enroll for a minimum of one semester hour of EDU 44V credit. (F/S)

45V (10-16) Student Teaching Student teaching is usually done during the last semester of the student's program. It consists of at least 10 full weeks (or the equivalent) of clinical field experiences in one or more teaching spe-cialty(ies) and level(s) in a public school setting. Placement is arranged by Education Department personnel based upon individual student needs and preferences and the availability of student teaching positions in cooperating schools. Writing Intensive. (F/S)

NOTE: Placement is limited to approximately 100 miles from the College, as approved on a map on file in the Education Office. There will be no exceptions to the approved distance in placement. Each full week (or equivalent) completed satisfactorily in student teaching represents one semester hour of credit. Students seeking K-12 certification will usually complete both elementary and secondary assignments. Those seeking certification in more than one teaching field should have field experiences (which may include pre-student teaching experiences) in each teaching field involved. Student teachers are expected to attend all scheduled meetings/seminars, including those scheduled prior to the student teaching semester.

49V (1-6) Special Problems—Prerequisite: permission. This course provides opportunity for special problems work to help students meet Teacher Education program requirements.

College of the Ozarks students who complete the professional educaional programs for the teacher certification have a 95% pass rate on the prescribed state licensure tests for 2000-2001.

 

2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog