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Index
Course Listings/Descriptions
Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
EDM-Education: Middle School

EDM 2948 Service Learning Field Study I . . . . .
1-3(F,S,SS)
Placement in community agency or other social organizational setting related to field of study. Supervision by faculty and agency. Students and faculty "customize" courses to fit a full range of services that are available in the setting. Student must be able to draw correlation between the discipline and field study. Journal and reflective experience paper are required. With the agreement of the student's faculty sponsor, a minimum of 4-6 hours per week must be done at the field site per semester hour of credit. Permission is required.

EDM 3230 Middle School Organization and Curriculum . . . . . 2(S)
Examination of the organization and curriculum of contemporary middle school. Interdisciplinary teaming, cooperative learning techniques, advisory roles, testing and evaluations, and classroom management procedures will be discussed.

EDM 3322 Integrated Methods I . . . . . 3(S)
Teacher's role in delivering content specific curricula within the middle school will be the focus. Students will develop ability to construct lesson plans of various types that integrate specialized content across the middle level curriculum. Basic lesson plans for direct instruction, guided discovery, problem-centered learning, and class and individual projects will be developed. Planning for implementation of cooperative learning, alternative assessment, and verbal techniques that encourage student thinking will be addressed. Students will become familiar with content specific manipulatives, other instruction tools, and ways to organize and communicate information in written and oral modes. Development of the emerging professional at the technical level will be emphasized.

EDM 3942 ESOL/Reading Professional Practicum II . . . . . 3(F,S)
This clinical field experience includes integrating reading standards and ESOL competencies across the curriculum through carefully planned and designed course assignments. Under the guidance of highly qualified supervising teachers, students will work with individuals, small groups, large groups and/or the entire class. Students will also continue work begun earlier in their program on their Teacher Development Portfolio (TDP) which document Educator Accomplished Practices Competencies and ESOL Performance Standards. Minimum of 100 hours in an Elementary, K-6, educational setting that includes: observation, planning, adapting, delivering, and evaluating units including curriculum materials, activities, and assessments of students from diverse backgrounds, i.e., culturally and linguistically diverse (Limited English Proficient-(LEP), and students at risk for school failure.

EDM 3948 Service Learning Field Study II . . . . . 1-3(F,S,SS)
Placement in community agency or other social organizational setting related to field of study. Supervision by faculty and agency. Students and faculty "customize" courses to fit a full range of services that are available in the setting. Student must be able to draw correlation between the discipline and field study. Journal and reflective experience paper are required. With the agreement of the student's faculty sponsor, a minimum of 4-6 hours per week must be done at the field site per semester hour of credit. Permission is required.

EDM 4310 Instruction, Management, and Assessment . . . . . 3(F,S)
Corequisite: EDM 3942 or EDM 4943.
Strategies for managing the classroom, instruction and evaluation as it relates to teaching the essential school competencies.

EDM 4320 Senior Seminar: Teaching in the Middle School . . . . . 2(F,S)
Prerequisite: EDM 3230 and EDF 3234.
Corequisite: EDG 4940.
Organization of knowledge, materials, and learning activities to achieve instructional effectiveness and sound classroom management techniques. The student teacher will develop materials in the middle school as a member of a planning team.

EDM 4402 Educational Assessment . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Designed for all students in Teacher Education and focuses on assessment concepts that are critical for good teaching. Topics include (1) measurement issues to determine assessment quality; (2) teacher constructed assessments such as paper and pencil assessments; (3) interpreting standardized assessments commonly used in public schools.

EDM 4404 Contemporary Issues in Public Education . . . . . 1-3(S)
An overview of current public school issues in the state of Florida. Is intended for individuals planning to pursue an alternative route to obtaining state certification as a teacher in the Florida public schools.

EDM 4943 ESOL/Reading Professional Practicum III . . . . . 3(F,S)
This clinical field experience includes integrating reading standards and ESOL competencies across the curriculum through carefully planned and designed course assignments. Under the guidance of highly qualified supervising teachers, students will work with individuals, small groups, large groups and/or the entire class. Students will also continue work begun earlier in their program on their Teacher Development Portfolio (TDP) which document Educator Accomplished Practice Competencies and ESOL Performance Standards. Minimum of 100 hours in a secondary educational setting includes: observation, planning, adapting, delivering, and evaluating units that include curriculum materials, activities, and assessments of students from diverse backgrounds, i.e., culturally and linguistically diverse (Limited English Proficient - (LEP), and students at risk for school failure. Graded on satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis only.

EDM 4944 Instructional Technology Professional Development Practicum IV . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: EDM 4943.
Corequisite: EDG 4940.
Integrate skills and concepts acquired throughout the program. Focus is on developing and implementing instruction with appropriate educational practice and evaluation. Passing scores on ICFE and Practica for professional education and subject area(s); successful completion of Professional Portfolio and completion of degree coursework are also required. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

EDM 6235 Integrated Curriculum and Instruction/Middle Level Education . . . . . 3(F,SS)
Advanced curriculum for graduate middle level education students. Format combines classroom instruction and student engagement focusing on integration of the content areas with a field based component in which the student applies learnings and conducts research. Emphases of instruction are integration of content, best practices in the content areas, accomplished practices in teaching, contextual learning, constructivism, cooperative learning, interdisciplinary instruction, mental habits, multiple intelligences, SCANS competencies, and authentic assessment.

EDM 6245 Curriculum, Instruction and Organization: Middle Level Education . . . . . 3(F)
Examination of the curriculum, instruction and organization of contemporary middle level education. Special needs of the pre-adolescent student as a learner, curriculum organization. Interdisciplinary teaming, cooperative learning and advisory/ counseling strategies will be incorporated.

EDM 6405 School Involvement and Community Relations . . . . . 3(F,SS)
Investigate techniques and strategies for developing and implementing effective home, school, community involvement programs at the middle school level. Emphasis will be placed on materials and techniques for communicating effectively with families from a variety of cultural backgrounds and the implications for industrial, labor and community relations as they impact the middle school level.

EDM 6410 Classroom Management for Middle Level Environments . . . . . 3(S)
Provides an in-depth understanding of the interactions among the social, emotional, and cognitive characteristics of the pre- and early adolescent and effective management of classroom instruction and behavior.

EDM 6411 Practical Applications and Issues in Assessment and Classroom Management: Middle Level
Education . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)

Students will examine trends, issues and practical applications in assessment and classroom management. Of special concern will be an analysis of the empirical evidence associated with current practices in assessment and classroom management.

EDM 6911 Action Research . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: EDM 6912.
Implementation of proposal prepared in Research Practicum including identification of a problem in the area of Middle Level Education, review of pertinent literature and preparation of a proposal with all the necessary information, conducting research in a professional manner, evaluation and written report of the results. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

EDM 6912 Research Practicum . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Identification of a problem in the area of Middle Level Education, review of pertinent literature and preparation of a proposal with all the necessary information, conduct of research in a professional manner, evaluation and written report of the results.

EDM 6935 Graduate Seminar: Middle Level Education . . . . . 2(F,S)
Corequisite: EDG 5940.
Organization of knowledge, materials, and learning activities to achieve instructional effectiveness and sound classroom management techniques in middle school settings.

EDM 6944 Graduate Methods/ESOL/Reading Practicum: Middle Level . . . . . 3(F,S)
Corequisite: LAE 6325, MAE 6361, SCE 6625, or SSE 6326.
Implementation of a well-researched teaching approach not previously used by the candidate; maintenance of a log to indicate adaptations, required and conclusions drawn about the impact of the new approach on pupil's achievement; a professionally written report stating the approach used, the goal of the practicum, a brief review of related literature, a summary of the practicum experiences and a statement of the conclusions reached about methods, ESOL, and reading strategies is included.