Education (ED) Courses
College of Arts and Sciences
ED 210 Introduction to Teaching (3) This course is an introduction to education with an emphasis on the following topics: the teaching profession, the analysis of reasons for entering teaching and factors that influence these reasons; the characteristics of the present teaching force; complexities of teaching; the current trends and issues in education; and the role of the school within the community. Student will be provided an opportunity for voluntary field experience totaling 10 hours. (GenEd/IntReq: GCC)
ED 243 Intro to Math for Elem Tch (3) Introduction to Mathematics for Elementary Teachers is a hands-on, problem based course designed to help the elementary teacher develop a basic understanding of content area skills as well as process and thinking that related to mathematical problem-solving, sets, numbers and operations, number theory, statistics and probability. This course lays a solid foundation for ED 343.
ED 310 Foundations of Education (3) Introduction to the practice of thinking and the development of intelligence within the complexities of a diverse and transforming society. Historic aspects of education are explored along with philosophical and political movements so students understand education's potential. Critical thinking skills are developed to help students think seriously about education as a potential career and to prepare them for admission into the Teacher Education Program cohort. Required for admission into the Teacher Education Program cohort. Must be taken for grade. Pre: GPA of 2.5 and junior standing, or instructor's consent.
ED 314 Educational Technology (3) Introduction to the theory and application of multimedia educational technology principles in 21st century learning environments. Course is contextualized in project-based and place-based learning. Special emphasis on Hawaiian and Pan Pacific history and culture. Required for admission into the Teacher Education or DL STEPS program. Must be taken for a grade. Pre: CS 101 or equivalent, junior standing or instructor's consent. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)
ED 341 Literacy Dev in Elem School (3) This course is designed to provide participants with basic knowledge and skills which can be used to teach and assess reading and writing to foster literacy development in the elementary school. The content of this course emphasizes foundational knowledge of reading and writing processes (K-6). Pre: GPA of 2.5 and junior standing, or instructor's consent.
ED 342 Science for Elem Schl Teachers (3) Science for Elementary teachers is a hands-on inquiry course designed to help the elementary teacher develop a basic understanding of the process and thinking that relate to scientific inquiry, habits of mind, safety and science and technology in society. In a supportive classroom environment, using place-based education as a model, teacher candidates will build scientific foundation through exploration of science concepts and processes related to the five strands in the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III (HCPS III). Offered Spring Semester only. Required for admission into the Teacher Education Program. Must be taken for a grade. Pre: CS 100, GPA of 2.5 and junior standing or instructor's consent.
ED 343 Math for Elem School Teachers (3) Math for Elementary teachers is a hands-on, problem based course designed to help the Elementary teacher develop a basic understanding of the ten NCTM (National Council for Teachers of Mathematics) standards, including content area skills as well as process and thinking that relate to mathematic problem-solving, reasoning, connections, communication and representation. Content topics include fractions, algebraic reasoning, and geometry. It is assumed that students have a solid understanding of sets, numbers and operations, and number theory. Required for admission into the Teacher Education Program. Must be taken for letter grade. Pre: CS 100, GPA of 2.5 and junior standing or instructor's consent.
ED 344 Soc Studies for Elem Teachers (3) An inquiry based course designed to help the Elementary teacher develop a basic understanding of the ten Social Studies themes identified by the National Council of Teachers of Social Studies. This course will include the content area skills related to the five disciplines, history geography, economics, political science/civics, cultural anthropology which create the Social Studies Hawaiʻi Content and Performance Standards (HCPS III). Required for admission into the Teacher Education Program Cohort. Must be taken for a letter grade. Pre: CS 100, GPA of 2.5 and junior standing or instructor's consent.
ED 346 Teaching Children's Literature (3) This course focuses on children's literature and its impact on social, emotional and intellectual development for elementary school children. Aesthetic appreciation and creative development will be explored by examining theory and practice about the use of literature with children. Must be taken for a grade. Pre: CS 100, GPA of 2.5 and junior standing or instructor’s consent.
ED 347 Intgr Sci/Soc Stud Elem School (3) (lec., lab) This course is designed to strengthen prospective elementary teacher content knowledge in science and social studies. Students will gain content knowledge by practicing various methods of teaching integrated science/social studies and develop authentic applications in real world situations. The fundamental science content topics covered will include: the inquiry process, physical, life, earth/space, and technology. The fundamental social studies content topics covered will include: geography, world history, UH history, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology and psychology. Teaching and learning of these content areas will center on place based education with the local environment as the integrating context. Required for admission into the TEP Program. Must be taken for grade. Pre: GPA of 2.5 and junior standing or instructor's consent.
ED 350 Develpmntl Concpts Of Learng (3) Theories of development focusing on the integration of physical, social, emotional and cognitive development during the school-aged years, children (grades K-6) and adolescents (grades 7-12). Systematic observation and analysis of behavior of school-aged children at home, in the community and at school. 20 field hours in schools required. Must be taken for grade. Pre: GPA of 2.5 and junior standing or instructor's consent.
ED 469 Prin of Instructional Planning (1) Inquiry, decision-making processes, strategies of integrated planning in learning environments, and evaluating student learning processes. Overview of national and state standards, materials, content and meta-curricular methodologies. Teacher candidates will collaboratively design unit blueprints as outlined in the Field Experience Handbook using content standards, representing one subject area to design the unit blueprint.
ED 470 Diverse Learners in Classroom (3) An examination of individual differences related to intelligence, achievement, and school success. Legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities and strategies for meeting the needs of diverse students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Focus on elementary age children or adolescents. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 471 Art of Classroom Management (3) Theoretical framework and practical strategies of planning and managing elementary or secondary learning environments. Exploration of instructional principles and theories of classroom management. Application of two- and three-dimensional media to represent self exploration and demonstrate professional reflection. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 472 Elem Integrated Math/Sci Mthds (4) Exploration of mathematical and scientific concepts through national/local standards using problem solving and inquiry to develop integrated, multi-disciplinary units. Strategies of teaching math and science in grades K-6, including classroom organization, set-up and safety. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 473 Elem Literacy/Lang Arts/Soc St (4) Overview of sociopsycholinguistic reading and writing processes. Emphasis on meaning-based strategies, literature-based literacy development and reading-writing connections. Exploration of the social studies strands and language, as a K-6 integrated and inter-disciplinary approach to thematic planning to enhance the study of culture while reinforcing concepts and skills in each discipline. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 474 Secondary Teaching Methods (4) Methods of teaching at the secondary level (grades 7-12). Instructional design and strategies which support development of planning, designing, and assessing meaningful learning experiences within respective subject areas. Pre: TEP Acceptance.
ED 475 Secondary Math/Science Mthds (4) Exploration of mathematical and scientific concepts through national/local standards using problem solving and inquiry to develop integrated, multi-disciplinary units which include technology. Strategies of teaching math, science at secondary level (grades 7-12) including classroom organization, set-up and safety. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 476 Literacy in Secondary School (2) Content area literacy, sociocultural theories and strategies to enhance students' text comprehension and study. Writing in the content areas, use of reference material, young adult literature, and non-print media in the teaching of content area concepts within and across content areas in multicultural classrooms. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 477 Elementary Art Methods (1) Scope and organization of art in the elementary school curriculum, creative use of art media through lab experiences. The integration of art across content areas through the application of two- and three-dimensional media. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 478 Issues Assessmt & Eval Sec Sch (2) Theory and techniques of measurement and evaluation in secondary education, including supervised experience in authentic/performance based assessment, traditional instrument development and analysis, grading and reporting results. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 479 Field Experience I (2) Practical application of theories and teaching methods and strategies in local schools. Supervised observation and teaching with emphasis on lesson and unit planning and instruction. Offered on a CR/NC basis. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 481 Field Experience I (1) (lab) Practical application of theories and teaching methods and strategies in schools. Supervised observation and teaching with emphasis on lesson and unit planning and instruction. Offered on a CR/NC basis. Pre: TEP DL STEPS acceptance.
ED 482 Field Experience II (1) (lab) Practical application of theories and teaching methods and strategies in schools. Supervised observation and teaching with emphasis on lessons and unit planning and instruction. Offered on a CR/NC basis. Pre: TEP DL STEPS acceptance.
ED 483 Seminar in Teaching I (1) Professional development through discussion of educational issues and applications of theories and teaching methods through field experiences in local schools. Offered on CR/NC basis, repeatable one time. Pre: TEP or DL STEPS acceptance.
ED 484 Effective Teaching Portfolio (1) The integration of art, media, and technology in the preparation of an effective teaching portfolio. Offered on CR/NC basis. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 485 Seminar in Teaching II (3) Analysis and discussion of common management and instructional concerns of beginning teachers by student teachers and their supervisors. Individual identification and analysis of teaching problems. Offered on CR/NC basis. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED 486 Field Experience II (10) Supervised student teaching and professional development experiences in local schools. Supervised observation and teaching with an emphasis on advanced lesson and unit planning. Offered on CR/NC basis. Pre: TEP Cohort acceptance.
ED x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) (IO) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.
ED x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) (IO) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.
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