This course exposes candidates to a large variety of cognitive learning models and study guides to help classroom students learn specific content through critical thinking skills, problem solving, and collaborative interactions. A study of the theoretical foundations of each model will contribute to an overall understanding of the basis of the models, and the types of optimal learning of each model. Assessments and modifications for the learning models are presented. Candidates will collaborate through small group discussion to compare models, implement models through the creation of group and individual lessons, and critique the learning models and study guides presented in the course.

This course exposes candidates to a large variety of cognitive learning models and study guides to help classroom students learn specific content through critical thinking skills, problem solving, and collaborative interactions. A study of the theoretical foundations of each model will contribute to an overall understanding of the basis of the models, and the types of optimal learning of each model. Assessments and modifications for the learning models are presented. Candidates will collaborate through small group discussion to compare models, implement models through the creation of group and individual lessons, and critique the learning models and study guides presented in the course.

This course focuses on instructing all types of learners from those who have literacy problems, the average and gifted reader. Students will explore assessments in word recognition,vocabulary, comprehension, writing and fluency for students from preK- secondary levels. Avariety of instruments for the evaluation of reading problems will be administered to address specific reading components. Assessments will be derived from the course textbooks, journals,other reading texts, internet sources, and student made tests. Collaboration will deal with the analysis of testing data to determine instructional goals.

This course is designed to prepare the PreK-3 licensed teacher to successfully teach mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts to students in the fourth and fifth grades. Pedagogy directly linked to the nature and needs of the child in the fourth and fifth grades as related to math, science, social studies, and language arts will be applied and practiced throughout experience. This course will build on the knowledge that the early childhood education teacher already has so that he or she can successfully serve students in the fourth and fifth grades. Best practices for teaching fourth and fifth grade observed and practiced throughout the experience. 20 hours of observation must be completed; 5 hours in each of the following content areas: mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts.

This course is designed to prepare the PreK-3 licensed teacher to successfully teach mathematics and science to students in the fourth and fifth grades. Pedagogy directly linked to the nature and needs of the child in the fourth and fifth grades as related to math and science will be discussed and practiced throughout the course. Attention will be given to the developmental needs of children in the fourth and fifth grades and how to align the study of social studies and language arts to those needs. This course will build on the knowledge that the early childhood education teacher already has so that he or she can successfully serve students in the fourth and fifth grades. Best practices for teaching fourth and fifth grade math and science will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced throughout the course.