2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Teacher Education

EDTR 101 – 3 Credits
Foundations of Education

Surveys of the historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological aspects of the educative process. Issues to be examined include governance and financing of schools, legal challenges in education, and multicultural perspectives of education. Students are introduced to the goals and practices of schools through a number of experiences. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

EDTR 103 – 3 Credits
Principles of Human Growth and Development

Focuses on the scientific study of the biological, psychological, and social changes which occur over the human lifespan from conception until death. Topics addressed in this course include the effects of heredity and culture on human behavior and mental processes during prenatal development, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. NOTE: Same as PSYC 103. Credit earned for one only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: PSYC 101

EDTR 104 – 1 Credit
PRAXIS I: Preparation for Mathematics

Prepares teacher education candidates and provisional teachers for successful passage of the mathematics portion of the PRAXIS I series. Concepts and skills measured by the test are reviewed. Test format and question types are analyzed. Test-taking strategies are developed. PRAXIS I is required for entry into most Maryland four-year teacher education programs and for the Maryland State Department of Education to review student transcripts. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 105 – 1 Credit
PRAXIS I: Preparation for Reading and Writing

Prepares teacher education candidates and provisional teachers for successful passage of the reading/writing portion of the PRAXIS I series. Concepts and skills measured by the test are reviewed. Test format and question types are analyzed. Test-taking strategies are developed. PRAXIS I is required for entry into most Maryland four-year teacher education programs and for the Maryland State Department of Education to review student transcripts. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 107 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Special Education

Presents applications of modern psychological research and principles pertaining to the education of special needs populations. The course includes historical foundations of special education, gifted and talented, mental retardation, as well as sensorimotor, learning, and behavioral challenges and the implications these conditions have for educational programming. Cultural perspectives, uses of appropriate educational and environmental modifications, as well as federal and state regulations for special needs populations are discussed. The course is designed primarily for pre-service teachers or others interested in the educational process. NOTE: Same as PSYC 107. Credit earned for one only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or EDTR/PSYC 215

EDTR 115 – 3 Credits
Children's Literature

Provides a survey of children's literature from its beginning to the present day highlighting the cultural and historical influences and showing the evolution of the particular art form that melds story and picture. Provides a comprehensive study of the genres-picture books, poetry, fiction, folklore, etc. for children at the Primary level (preschool and early childhood) through the Advanced level (upper elementary grades) with emphasis on selecting high quality and appropriate literature for children. Various presentation methods are explored with emphasis on child involvement. NOTE: Same as ENGL 115. Credit earned for one only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 101 with a C or better or permission of the instructor.

EDTR 120 – 3 Credits
Growth and Development in Early Childhood

Studies the child's growth and development from birth through age eight; investigates factors affecting human development and identification of the behavioral traits at each level of growth; investigates the fields of activity and methods of teaching which contribute to health, growth, and development in early childhood. This course is designed for students who are responsible for the education and care of young children in early childhood settings. The course fulfills the first half of the 90-hour child care certificate issued by the State of Maryland for Senior Staff in licensed child care centers. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

EDTR 121 – 3 Credits
Curriculum and Materials in Early Childhood Education

Provides a comprehensive survey of developmentally appropriate methodology, materials, and environment for young children with particular emphasis on the 2-5 year age group. This course incorporates guided and independent field experiences in early childhood settings across the curriculum areas. The course addresses differentiation of instruction in order to meet the needs of diverse populations including students with special needs. The course fulfills the second half of the 90-hour child care certificate issued by the State of Maryland for Senior Staff in licensed child care centers. The first half, EDTR 120, must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in EDTR 121. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: EDTR 120 and MATH 081

EDTR 122 – 3 Credits
Infant and Toddler Growth and Development

Studies the child's development from conception to age three, with an emphasis on the factors affecting human development and behavioral factors associated with each. This course investigates caregiver roles and the methods of adult/child interactions that contribute to the health, growth, and development of the infant/toddler. This course satisfies the requirement for 45 hours of Infant/Toddler Development required by the Office of Child Care, Maryland State Department of Education, for Directors in child care centers licensed for infants and toddlers under two years of age. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: EDTR 121 and MATH 081. It is recommended that students complete a course in the fundamentals of child development such as EDTR 120 (Growth and Development in Early Childhood).

EDTR 123 – 3 Credits
The School-Age Child

Provides basic information on the growth and development of the child aged six through twelve years. It provides training in the skills required for developing, staffing and/or administering a school-age child care program. This course satisfies the requirement for 45 hours of School Age Child Care required by the Office of Child Care (OCC), Maryland State Department of Education, for group leaders and school age directors in child care centers licensed for before and/or after-school programs. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: EDTR 121

EDTR 124 – 3 Credits
Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood Education

Introduces students to the fields of nutrition, safety, and first aid as they apply to young children. Childhood diseases and symptoms are investigated. The course introduces students to those guidelines established by the relevant governing agencies which they will be expected to follow when in the field. Early care and education centers are examined for health practices, safety precautions, first aid, balanced menus, and food sanitation. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: EDTR 120

EDTR 204 – 3 Credits
Early Childhood Management

Examines the operation and administration of an effective child care program in terms of management, health, and safety issues. Topics include needs assessment, site selection, environmental design, personnel, community resources, record keeping, business procedures, regulations, budgets, marketing and legal issues. NOTE: Same as MNGT 204. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: EDTR 121

EDTR 211 – 3 Credits
Psychology of Early Childhood

Studies the development and behavior during the early childhood years. Psychological principles are applied to practical problems such as discipline, child rearing techniques, and preschool education. NOTE: Same as PSYC 211. Credit earned for one only. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: PSYC 101

EDTR 212 – 3 Credits
Contemporary Issues in Education Honors

Requires students to synthesize the historical context of the American education system with the trends and issues affecting today's society. Students are presented with the materials and skills required to analyze the educational history that drives current issues and development in reform measure. Through intensive investigations of primary and secondary sources, field-based observations, interviews with current educational leaders, and Socratic seminars, student develop critical comprehension of the problematic matter of ensuring American students have effective public, private, and post-secondary educational systems. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring)

Prerequisites: ENGL 101 and EDTR 101 with grade of "B" or better or permission of the program coordinator or the coordinator's designee

EDTR 214 – 3 Credits
Parent, Teacher and Community Relations

Analyzes issues and relationships surrounding the interactions of parents, teachers, and the community. Students learn to apply the parent-teacher-child triad approach to daily interactions. Students learn to value differences as they explore issues of diversity. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

EDTR 215 – 3 Credits
Educational Psychology

Presents applications of modern psychological research and principles to educational theory and practice. Course topics include: aspects of human development, theories of learning and instruction, creating positive learning environments, teaching for learning, assessment and grading, learner differences, motivation, and the impact of culture and community. The course is designed primarily for pre-service teachers or others interested in the educational process. NOTE: Same as PSYC 215. Credit earned for one only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: PSYC 101

EDTR 221 – 3 Credits
Management and Guidance of Children's Behavior

Designed for students who are responsible for the care of young children from birth to age 12. This course focuses on the underlying causes of behavior and the philosophies and methodologies for effective guidance. The course also will address individual development, environmental factors, problem solving, and stress issues. The course will utilize practical experiences to assist students in developing personal strategies for constructing positive learning environments. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: EDTR 121

EDTR 222 – 3 Credits
Observing and Recording Children's Behavior

Explains what observation is and how it relates to theories of child development. It helps the student gain necessary skills in observing and recording the development of children from birth through age eight by providing supervised field experiences utilizing various observation techniques, such as time sampling, anecdotal reporting, etc. The course is designed for prospective staff in early childhood programs, including early childhood education, infant-toddler programs, and school-age child care programs. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: EDTR 121

EDTR 223 – 3 Credits
Juvenile Delinquency

Studies the causes and volume of and trends in delinquent behavior by children. The efforts of social control agencies to predict, prevent, treat and control juvenile delinquency are examined. Emphasis is placed on the organization and procedures used by the juvenile justice system to implement social policies to reduce the incidence of delinquent acts. NOTE: Same as CRJU 223 and SOCL 223. Credit earned for one only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

EDTR 240 – 3 Credits
Assessment for Elementary Teachers

Introduces students to the principles and practices of performance-based assessment. Students will explore the study of objective measurements and evaluations in education, preparing the student for the selection, administration, interpretation, and effective classroom use of standardized and informal tests and test results. Emphasis is placed on adequate diagnosis as the necessary basis for skillful educational guidance. NOTE: This course is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for individuals seeking certification or recertification in elementary education. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 241 – 3 Credits
Methods of Teaching for Elementary Teachers

Introduces students to the methods, curriculum patterns, and trends in elementary education. The competencies required of teachers in elementary schools are employed in order to develop effective lesson plans. The course addresses differentiation of instruction in order to meet the needs of diverse populations, including students with special needs. Emphasis is placed on following the INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards. Students participate in a 15-hour guided observation in an elementary school. NOTE: This course is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for individuals seeking certification or recertification in elementary education. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 242 – 3 Credits
Processes and Acquisition of Reading

Enables students to develop an understanding of the language and cognitive precursors to reading acquisition. Students will demonstrate knowledge of word recognition and the reading acquisition process. They will demonstrate an understanding of the role of experiential background, prior knowledge, motivation, and personal significance to developing readers. This course is designed for pre-service and current teachers. NOTE: This course is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for individuals seeking certification or recertification in elementary education. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 101

EDTR 243 – 3 Credits
Instruction of Reading

Focuses on the teaching of reading to pre-kindergarten through elementary school students. Students will use a variety of developmentally appropriate word recognition and comprehension strategies and will learn how to implement a balanced literacy program that fosters interest, motivation, and positive attitudes and perceptions about all aspects of literacy. Students will also learn about and use appropriate early identification and intervention strategies. NOTE: This course is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for individuals seeking certification or recertification in elementary education. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 244 – 3 Credits
Materials Used in Reading

Presents a variety of materials to be used for the purposes of reading. Participants learn how to use materials to support long-term motivation for reading, how to select and evaluate materials, and how to use the expertise of members of the community and parents to help fulfill the goals of the reading program. NOTE: This course is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for individuals seeking certification or recertification in elementary education. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring),

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 245 – 3 Credits
Assessment for Reading Instruction

Explores a variety of assessment instruments and their appropriate uses and purposes in reading instruction. Students will learn to make educational decisions based upon data provided by local and/or state assessments. Students will learn to communicate assessment results to parents/guardians and school personnel using clear, concrete language. NOTE: This course is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for individuals seeking certification or recertification in elementary education. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 250 – 3 Credits
Assessment for Secondary Teachers

Focuses on the development of performance assessment tools appropriate for immediate classroom use. Tools to be used include performance tasks, work products, portfolios, integrated projects, observation checklists, demonstrations, and learning logs/process journals. The class will explore the critical connections among curriculum, instruction, and assessment if a performance-based philosophy is to be adopted. NOTE: This course is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for individuals seeking certification or recertification in secondary education. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 251 – 3 Credits
Methods of Teaching for Secondary Teachers

Introduces students to the methods, curriculum patterns, and trends in secondary school teaching and learning. Students learn to plan and design instruction consistent with competencies required of effective teachers in middle and high schools. The course addresses differentiation of instruction in order to meet the needs of diverse populations, including students with special needs. Emphasis is placed on following INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards. Students participate in a 15-hour guided observation in a middle or high school. NOTE: This course is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for individuals seeking certification or recertification in secondary education. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 252 – 3 Credits
Teaching Reading in the Content Area, Part I

Designed for secondary level teacher candidates and educators in all content areas. The course will present current theory about various types of reading and cognitive strategies. Participants will review and demonstrate a variety of reading techniques applicable to secondary classrooms. NOTE: This course is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for individuals seeking certification or recertification in secondary education. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 253 – 3 Credits
Teaching Reading in the Content Area, Part II

Designed for secondary teachers in all content areas and expands on Teaching Reading in the Content Area, Part I. The focus of this course is on reading strategies used in content-area instruction. The emphasis is on student acquisition of content-area reading. Participants implement and evaluate a coherent literacy plan. Participants also implement reading and writing strategies which promote student mastery of subject content. NOTE: This course is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for individuals seeking certification or recertification in a secondary content area. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

EDTR 260 – 3 Credits
Characteristics of Children with Behavioral and Learning Disabilities

Studies the psychological, medical, sociological and educational characteristics of children with behavioral and learning problems. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: EDTR 107 or PSYC 107

EDTR 261 – 3 Credits
Evaluation of the Exceptional Child

Examines the process of assessing the various disabilities as set forth in special education legislation. This course provides an overview of the basic statistics and properties of testing measures, formal and informal methods of assessment, and the interpretation of those assessment measures. The following areas of functioning are explored: intelligence, perception, behavior, language, academic, physical, and social-emotional. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: EDTR 107 or PSYC 107

EDTR 262 – 3 Credits
Educational Planning for the Exceptional Child

Builds upon what was learned in EDTR 261 as students interpret evaluations for the purpose of developing an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) for children with the disabilities set forth in special education legislation. Once an IEP has been developed, the students learn various methods for the implementation of that plan. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: EDTR 261

EDTR 264 – 3 Credits
Classroom Management/Teaching Techniques for the Exceptional Child

Introduces the student to instructional management problems of the various types of facilities for the exceptional child. Students examine teaching techniques for use with children with various handicapping conditions. This course is accepted by the Maryland State Department of Education as one of the required courses for people seeking certification in the area of Special Education, specific to the age/grade level of Early Childhood (grades K-3) or Elementary Education (grades 1-8). NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: EDTR 107 or PSYC 107 and EDTR 121 (For Early Childhood Education) or EDTR 241 (For Elementary Education)

EDTR 265 – 3 Credits
Pre-Vocational and Vocational Methods

Examines the curriculum and methodology of instruction in the area of prevocational/vocational services for students with disabilities. Included within this exploration are the transitional services for students leaving school and entering adult living arrangements as well as the legislation that guides the field of special education. This course is accepted by the Maryland State Department of Education as one of the required courses for people seeking certification in the area of Special Education specific to the age/grade level of Secondary/Adult Education (grades 6-12). NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: EDTR 107 or PSYC 107 and EDTR 251

EDTR 271 – 1 Credit
Field Based Experience

Course is offered as a field base experience to students. Students need permission from the Department Chair or Program Coordinator to enroll.

EDTR 273 – 3 Credits
Field-Based Experience

Field-Based Experience: provides students with a supervised field-based experience in an approved child care setting or elementary education setting or secondary education setting or special education setting where the student spends six hours per week during the semester. Students demonstrate their understanding of the course work in early childhood program or elementary education program or secondary education program or special education program by producing an application chapter as part of their portfolio. NOTE: Requires permission of Teacher Education Campus Coordinator before registering, successful completion of 45 credits, and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Vary depending on EDTR 273 experience needed, i.e., EDTR 101 or EDTR 121 or EDTR107 or PSYC 107. Lab Fee: $125.00