Credit Courses

(EDU) Education

EDU 102 - Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 credits)
Introduction to the field of special education and to exceptionality. Inclusion, an approach to teaching students with special needs in general education, is emphasized. Topics include historical overview, legislation, consideration of specific disabilities, instructional techniques and equipment, as well as teaching gifted students and non-native speakers. 3 lecture hours
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EDU 109 - Introduction to Education: Foundations, History, and Trends of American Education (3 credits)
Introduction to American education and the teaching/learning process for future educators. Topics include history and philosophy of education, curriculum, teaching strategies, school law, diversity, technology and recent trends. Students are involved in creative activities, research, and analysis of current literature. Requires 25 hours of field observation in an educational setting. 3 lecture hours
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EDU 120 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
Emphasizes the needs of young children in conjunction with appropriate care and educational programs. Topics include environment, developmentally appropriate practices, emerging literacy, cognitive development, learning through play, and school/home relationships. Observation and/or participation in a childcare setting are required. 3 lecture hours
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EDU 130 - Infant/Toddler Social and Emotional Well-Being (3 credits)
Designed for students interested in a career in a childcare or nursery school environment. A component of the New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential, the course supports practitioners working with infants and toddlers to strengthen their capacity as caregivers of the very young. 3 lecture hours
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EDU 131 - Supervised Field Experience in Infant/Toddler Settings (3 credits)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDU 130
A companion course to EDU 130, designed for students interested in a career in a childcare or nursery school environment. Student field experiences critically evaluated by both students and teachers serve as a forum for discussion. A component of the New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential, the course supports practitioners working with infants and toddlers to strengthen their capacity as caregivers of the very young. 2 lecture/60 practicum hours
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EDU 210 - Education Field Experience (6 credits)
Prerequisites: minimum C grade in EDU 109 and SOC 104, or minimum C grade in EDU 102 and EDU 201, and divisional permission
Corequisite: EDU 211
Internship of 15-20 hours per week in a New Jersey school approved by the coordinator of the Education / Special Education Assistant program. The student performs the duties of an education assistant under the supervision of cooperating teachers. Assignments to schools are made on the basis of the student's interests and occupational goals; arrangements must be made during the preceding semester. [Spring offering] 4 days per week
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EDU 211 - Education Seminar (3 credits)
Prerequisites: minimum C grade in EDU 109 and SOC 104, or minimum C grade in EDU 102 and EDU 201, or divisional permission
Corequisite: EDU 210
Examines the correlation between educational theory and practice. Students engage in research with professional journals, demonstration classes illustrating varied methods and materials, teaching units, and observation visits to area schools. [Spring offering] 3 lecture hours
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EDU 214 - Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EDU 120
Exposes students to a variety of methods for the planning and implementation of quality instruction in an early childhood setting. Students study strategies for creating positive learning environments while developing curricula for various subjects and learning styles. 3 lecture hours
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