Secondary Education Emphasis

Teacher Education Degree Program

Secondary Education Emphasis


Course Descriptions

EDUC 2311 CORNERSTONE 1 hour
This course is designed to assist students who are considering teaching as a profession. It is a basic introduction to the field of education generally and to Randall University’s School of Education specifically. Emphasis is placed on self-evaluation and exploration of the field of education.

EDUC 3112 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION 3 hours
This course is designed to help students become familiar with the history of education in America as well as explore different educational viewpoints. A minimum of 10 hours field experience is required. Prequisite: EDUC 2311. Registration for the OGET by add/drop date.

EDUC 3412 TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA IN EDUCATION 2 hours 
This course prepares the student to select, utilize, evaluate, and produce instructional materials. Computer technology, instructional aids, multimedia, and other emerging technologies will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Computer literacy and admission to Education Program or permission from Education Program Director

EDUC 3423 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN 3 hours
This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of instructional design, including the principles of learning theory, and instructional strategies that are relevant to instructional design. Students will learn the purpose and approach to completing each phase of the instructional design process and will produce a set of outputs from each of these phases in accordance with requirements specified in a final course project. Prerequisite: EDUC 2311 and EDUC 3112.

EDUC 3463 DEVELOP. AND ASSESS. FOR SECONDARY ED 3 hours

This course is designed to assess the secondary teacher candidates’ ability to plan, administer and evaluate assessments in various settings. Teacher Candidates will determine best practices to collect, record and analyze data of assessments. Individual remediation/ motivational plans will be developed using differentiated instruction for English language learners and exceptional students. Pre-requisite PSYC 1123.

EDUC 4112 THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD 2 hours 
This course includes identifying characteristics of the exceptional child, resources in the community, and the federally mandated policies and procedures for educating children with exceptionalities. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program or permission from Education Program Director.

EDUC 4213 READING IN SECONDARY SCHOOL CONTENT AREAS 3 hours 
This course prepares prospective secondary teachers to guide students in identifying reading and study skills needed to achieve success in the secondary school disciplines in language arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and others. A minimum of 30 hours field experience is required. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program or permission from Education Program Director.

EDUC 4463 SECONDARY TEACHING METHODS: COMBINED 3 hours
The course for prospective secondary teachers presents the teaching of their subject matter with a focus on research and classroom applications and implications of each subject area findings. Included are the evaluation of professional materials, the development of teaching units, and the study of pedagogy of each area. A minimum of 40 hours field experience is required. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program, Registration for the OSAT by add/drop date.

EDUC 4513 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 3 hours 
This course is designed to help teacher candidates learn techniques of classroom management to effectively deal with concerns related to behavior, time, materials, rapport, and rules. A minimum of 20 hours of field experience is required. This course includes techniques of classroom management related to concerns such as behavioral strategies, time and materials, rapport, and rules formation. This course also contains a component which deals with parent/community relations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program and/or approval of the Teacher Education Program Director.

PSYC 3323 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 hours 
This course is a study of the application of psychological principles to learning and behavior. Results of research as applied to classroom learning and motivation are studied together with factors which help or hinder effective learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 1123.

EDUC 4622 CLINICAL PRACTICE 2 hours
The seminar is to be taken concurrently with the clinical practice and will meet for two hours once a week. This seminar provides secondary teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop the necessary skills for teachers and explore and process issues directly related to teaching. The seminar will also include time to complete certain required projects such as the teacher work sample, the portfolio, and generally enhance the skills for job seeking. Prerequisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee. All professional education coursework must be completed. Registration for the OPTE by add/drop date. Co-requisite: EDUC 4610

EDUC 4610 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE 10 hours
Clinical practice is one semester of full-time directed teaching at the secondary level. The course gives teacher candidates first-hand experience in the school situation through observation/teaching in accredited schools in the surrounding areas. Prerequisite: Admission into the Teacher Education Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee. Corequisite: EDUC 4622.