Computer Education (W)

  • EDUC-W 100 Computer Awareness-Literacy (3 cr.) A general orientation to the computer - what it is, what it can and cannot do, and how it operates. Insight into the broad societal impact of computers. Introduction to the computer programming language BASIC. Hands-on experience in programming and using a computer. Orientation to the use of microcomputers.
  • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education (1-3 cr.) Required of all students pursuing teacher education. Introduction to instructional computing and educational computing literature. Hands-on experience with educational software, utility packages, and commonly used microcomputer hardware.
  • 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 P/F after completion of standardized assessments.
  • EDUC-W 202 Intermediate Programming for Computers in Education (2 cr.) This course is designed for students who need to acquire the intermediate programming skills necessary for using a computer and for understanding computer programming. Graded S/F.
  • EDUC-W 204 Resources for Blended and Online Learning (3 cr.) P: P: EDUC-W 200 or instructor permission Students explore tools and resources to foster learning in virtual settings. Students will investigate multiple instructional platforms, and examine many web-based and mobile applications, all through a lens of best pedagogical practices. Through exposure, practice, and instructional integration, students will build their own personal toolbox of technology integration resources.
  • EDUC-W 205 Microcomputer Graphics for Teachers (3 cr.) P: EDUC-W 200 or its equivalent. 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.) First course in the computer education license program. Explore issues of infusing computing, computer science, and technology into the K-12 curriculum. Learning assessed through computer-based assignments, hands-on activities, and teaching portfolio creation.
  • EDUC-W 220 Technical Issues in Computer-Based Education (3 cr.) An examination of computer hardware and peripheral devices in classroom settings (e.g. networking, communications and hyper-media). Understanding of educational applications of a programming or authoring language.
  • EDUC-W 301 Integrating Technology into Teaching Part I (1 cr.) P: EDUC-W 201. 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. Graded S/F.
  • EDUC-W 310 K-12 Computing and Computer Science Teaching Methods (3 cr.) Explores various pedagogical approaches, design and implementations of computing/computer science lessons or K-12 classrooms. Field experiences will include computing/computer science lessons implemented in K-12 classrooms. Learning will be documented and assessed through written assignments, field experiences, and a teaching portfolio.
  • EDUC-W 401 Integrating Technology into Teaching Part II (1 cr.) P: EDUC-W 301. 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. Graded S/F.
  • EDUC-W 410 Practicum in Computer-Based Education (3-8 cr.) P: Senior status and completion of all professional education coursework with a C or better grade. 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. Graded S/F. May be repeated.
  • EDUC-W 435 Teaching in Blended and Online Environments (3 cr.) P: P: EDUC-W 200 or instructor permission Students use digital pedagogy and best instructional practices to design and develop K-12 blended and online learning environments. Other key dimensions of teaching and learning in virtual environments include: teacher-student relationships, communication with students and families, privacy and digital citizenship, and inclusive learning environments.
  • EDUC-W 450 Internship in Blended and Online Teaching (3 cr.) P: P: EDUC-W 200 and the pre- or co-requisite of EDUC-W 204 and EDUC -W 435 Students will work alongside one or more practicing K12 virtual instructors, putting into practice the pedagogical knowledge and skills acquired in in previous courses. Internship experiences will include planning, design, and implementation of virtual lessons, including student assessment.

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