Computer Education (W)
- EDUC–W 200 Using Computers in Education (1–3 cr.) B-I Develops proficiency in computer applications and classroom software; teaches principles and specific ideas about appropriate, responsible, and ethical use to make teaching and learning more effective; promotes critical abilities, skills, and self-confidence for ongoing professional development.
- EDUC–W 201 Beginning Technology Skills (1 cr.) Brings the student to a technology skill level that meets minimum-level competencies with technology, including basic functionality with operating systems, file management, e-mail, word processing, presentation software, and hardware operation. Graded Pass/Fail after completion of standardized assessments.
- EDUC–W 204 Programming for Microcomputers in Education (3 cr.) I Develops programming skills necessary for using a computer and for understanding computer programming as it applies to teaching. Not offered for credit if W 201 or W 202 has been taken.
- EDUC–W 205 Microcomputer Graphics for Teachers (3 cr.) P: EDUC-W 200 or its equivalent. B Includes programming in high- and low-resolution graphics to generate graphs, letter forms, pictures, and diagrams. Students will also work on selected software and peripherals. The primary focus is on the application of computer graphics to teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
- EDUC–W 210 Survey of Computer-Based Education (3 cr.) P: W 200 or permission of instructor. B-I The first course for the computer endorsement program. Students will explore issues of infusing technology into the K-12 curriculum, increase range and depth of computer applications and peripherals, and participate in professional development activities. Learning is assessed through computer-based assignments and teaching portfolio creation.
- EDUC–W 220 Technical Issues in Computer-Based Education (3 cr.) P: W 210. C: W 210. B-I Examines computer hardware, operating systems, software applications, and peripheral devices in classroom settings, including networking, communications, and multimedia. Problem-based laboratory exercises supplement lectures and demonstrations.
- EDUC–W 301 Integrating Technology into Teaching Part I (1 cr.) P: W 201. B-I Provides students with skills and experiences that allow for effective and appropriate integration of technology into teaching and learning activities. Focus will be on reviewing current models of effective technology integration, surveying available technology in schools, and developing classroom lessons and activities.
- EDUC–W 310 Integrating Technology Into K-12 Classrooms (3 cr.) P: W 210. B-I Students will explore various pedagogical approaches, design and implement technology-bases lessons for K-12 classrooms, participate in professional development activities, and reflect on the integration of technology in the classroom. Learning will be documented and assessed through written assignments and a teaching portfolio.
- EDUC–W 401 Integrating Technology into Teaching Part II (1 cr.) P: W 201 and W 301. B-I Provides students with skills and experiences that allow for effective and appropriate integration of technology into teaching and learning activities. Students will have the opportunity to implement and evaluate a technology-integrated classroom activity in an advanced field experience.
- EDUC–W 410 Practicum in Computer-Based Education (3–8 cr.) B-I The culminating experience for the candidates seeking to be licensed in computer instruction. Either 8 weeks of full-time fieldwork or 16 weeks of half-time fieldwork in an educational setting that incorporates instructional computing.
- EDUC–W 435 Technology Leadership in K-12 (3 cr.) P: W 210 and W 310. B-I Focuses on issues typically encountered by technology leadership personnel at schools. Topics include planning for, implementing, and integrating technology into classroom activities; staff development and training; acceptable Internet use; acquiring funding for technology initiatives; building stakeholder collaboration; and managing technology systems in school settings.
- EDUC–W 450 Internship in Instructional Computing (1 cr.) P: EDUC-W 210 or permission of instructor. B-I Complete semester-long internship experience with a classroom teacher or other individual or group in an appropriate setting. Exchange regular reflections with the practicum supervisor. A corequisite for the Computer Endorsement Cohort. (Enrollment in this course should be for one credit each semester for up to six credits for the Cohort.)
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