WI Post-baccalaureate

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Course Descriptions

The following are required courses for all post-baccalaureate students:

Educational Psychology. EDUP 515
Theories of learning and development and their application; critical thinking, motivation; classroom management, measurement and evaluation.

Middle/Secondary Content Methods. EDUP 530
Reading and writing instruction in content areas at the middle and secondary levels. Methods and materials to help students meet studying/reading/ writing demands of the content area classes. Includes objectives writing, unit planning, lesson planning, parent involvement, testing, and assessment in the content areas

Introduction to Education. EDUP 550
Orientation to the filed of education; study of historical, philosophical and social foundations of education; study of legal, political, economic and governmental basis of education; overview of innovative theories and practices; the organization of U.S. schools at elementary, middle level and secondary. Students begin portfolio development process in this course.

Middle/High School Theory. EDUP 590
Study the holistic development of the early adolescent; explore structure of middle level learning environments; plan, design, and assess approaches to teaching and learning, including authentic learning, management of behavior and learning environments, awareness of student services.

Inclusion of Students With Special Needs. EDUP 506
Study of students who have a variety of special needs. Includes handicapped, at-risk, culturally diverse, and gifted and talented. Student teachers will know definitions, characteristics and educational needs of these students with special needs, be able to identify them and make appropriate referrals. Students will also learn how to make adaptations to instructional programs to maximize inclusion.

Technology Enhanced Instruction. EDUP 516
Plan, design, and assess infusion of technology in learning environments, including adaptive technology; develop awareness of and experience with teacher productivity tools; explore ethical and legal issues surrounding use of technology in secondary learning environments, including school technology policies.

Racial and Ethnic Issues. EDUP 520
Emphasis on how students with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds can be infused into the regular classroom and how these differences can lead to a richer learning environment for all students. Groups with a large U.S. or Wisconsin presence will be a special focus to help teachers learn how to assist these students in their classrooms and to understand their culture.

Student Teaching Seminar. EDUP 582
Designed to assist student teachers in integrating theory with practice through discussion and individual conferences. Special emphasis on specific aspects of the teaching profession such as contracts, career, and life planning, professional organizations, resume preparation, interviews, legal rights and licensure. The final portfolio is completed in this course.

Student Teaching 6-12. EDUP 559
Teaching at the secondary level for an entire semester with one quarter in a middle school and the other in a high school. Capstone experience typically completed in the final semester.
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Student Teaching PreK - 12. EDUP 563
Teaching at the pre-K-12 levels. Capstone experience typically completed in the final semester. May be repeated for credit.


Content Specific Courses:

Principles of Career and Technical Education. EDUP 502

Overview of the history, philosophy, organization, and administration of career and technical education with emphasis on national and Wisconsin standards for career and technical education. Focus on issues, trends, and challenges facing career and technical educators. Content will include national and state recognized resources, pedagogies, standards, and contextual learning opportunities. OVAE career clusters will provide foundation for exploration of the major CTE program areas and related professional journals and organizations.

Keyboarding Teaching Methods. EDUP 512
An emphasis on teaching strategies for keyboarding instruction and the motivation of learning and skill building. Includes the utilization of keyboarding software packages. Emphasis on curriculum development and implementation including Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards.

Methods of Teaching: Science, 6-12. EDUP 527
Emphasis on curriculum development and implementation (including Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards), teaching strategies, use of instructional resources, the organization of classrooms for instruction, and educational research as pertinent to science. Computer applications and laboratory techniques taught.

Methods of Teaching: Mathematics. EDUP 528
Emphasis on curriculum development and implementation (including Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards), teaching strategies, use of instructional resources, the organization of classrooms for instruction, and educational research as pertinent to math.

Methods of Teaching: English. EDUP 532
Emphasis on curriculum development and implementation (including Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards), teaching strategies, use of instructional resources, the organization of classrooms for instruction, and educational research as pertinent to English.

Methods of Teaching: Foreign Language. EDUP 535
Emphasis on teaching strategies for language and culture. The use of instructional resources including, technology, building a teaching file, and the organization or classroom for instruction. It is also includes curriculum development and its implementation (including Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards.)

Methods of Teaching: Business Education, K-12. EDUP 536
Emphasis on curriculum development and implementation (including Wisconsin's model academic standards,) teaching strategies, use of instructional resources, the organization of classrooms for instruction, and educational research as pertinent to business education.

Methods of Teaching: Technology Education. EDUP 537
Emphasis on curriculum development and implementation, including Wisconsin's model academic standards; effective teaching strategies; instructional resources; organization of labs and classrooms; technology education pedagogical research and applied learning practices; building a teaching file; assessements and evaluations.

Methods of  Teaching: Social Studies, 6-12. EDUP 538
Emphasis on curriculum development and implementation (including Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards), teaching strategies, use of instructional resources, the organization of classrooms for instruction, and educational research as pertinent to social studies.

Methods of Teaching: Theatre Arts. EDUP 541
Principles and general methods for teaching theatre in secondary education are discussed, explored and applied. Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards will be applied.

For more information on the Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program, please contact Val Krage, program coordinator, 608-796-3287.