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Fall 2012

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EDF100 - Introduction to Education
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides knowledge, understanding, and skill related to the interactions taking place in the classroom and within the school system from the perspective of the paraprofessional. Focuses on managing records and materials, attending to the needs of students, assisting in the development of instructional materials and experiences, assisting in instructional work, and current issues related to the operation of schools. Students complete a guided field observation under the supervision of a certified teacher.

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EDF105 - Supporting Students in Reading and Writing
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Focuses on what children should know and be able to do in beginning reading and provides research- based strategies, activities, and assessments to support the paraprofessional in improving students' reading and writing abilities with a particular emphasis on strategies for one-on-one and small group instruction. Includes phonological and phonemic awareness, alphabet recognition and phonics, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing. Designed for teaching assistants seeking New York State certification, paraprofessionals with instructional duties in schools, and those interested in pursuing a degree in teaching. Prerequisite: ENG101

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EDF201 - Educational Foundations 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides knowledge, understanding, and skill from the study of the key foundational elements of the American educational system: historical development, philosophical assumptions, learning theory, school governance, and societal/cultural implications. Analyzes the interrelatedness of these elements and the influences each has on education. Prerequisites: Sophomore status or permission of the instructor. Completion of ENG 101 and a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher.

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EDF202 - Educational Foundations 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines and analyzes key elements of and issues that affect the interaction taking place between teacher and student within the public school classroom. Focuses on goals and objectives, instructional strategies, classroom management, and evaluation of student progress. Students gain first-hand practical experience related to the learning interactions within the context of a guided classroom field observation blended with classroom content and content gained in Educational Foundations I. Prerequisites: EDF 201 or permission of the instructor and a G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher.

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EDF211 - Instructional Design
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: In-depth analysis and use of a curriculum design model to achieve learning outcomes by systematically planning, developing, revising, and evaluating instruction. Emphasizes instructional strategies and media/technology selection for both distance learning and classroom formats. Includes the production or revision of a course or unit of study. Prerequisite: EDF201 or instructor permission.

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EDF212 - Cooperative Education
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Integrates key factors influencing learning in contemporary society with an individually assigned guided field observation within a classroom, resource room, technology room, or computer lab. Assisted by an advisor, students document workplace experiences and degree program goals and learning objectives in a professional portfolio. Prerequisite: Last semester of program and permission of instructor.

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EDF221 - Instructional Design 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines technology options that may be used delivering coursework to students. Explores the use of a course management system, a substantive portion of the course. Reviews additional technology options, including but not limited to: social networking, audio and video. Includes production or revision of a course. Prerequisite: EDF 211 or permission of instructor.

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EDF250 - Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Overview of disabilities encountered when working with infants, children and adults with development disabilities through their lifespan. Focuses on individuals with intellectual, behavioral, sensory, physical or learning difficulties. Emphasizes physiological basis, resulting behavior, treatment typically applied, historical events and future trends. Includes a mandatory field observation. Equivalent to HUS250.

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