Courses

Course Code Credits

Foundations of Education

Introduces students to the field of elementary education. Built both on abstract and concrete experiences: two-thirds of course time is devoted to historic, social, and philosophical foundations of education. Current issues and information concerning teach recertification are included in the course. Fieldwork directly with elementary children is included. Open to first-year or sophomore students only. Pre-practicum available. Limited to 25.

EDU102 3

Early Care & Education

Covers historical, social and philosophical foundations of early childhood education and the integrated preschool. It examines a variety of instructional models in the field and looks at developmentally appropriate practice in terms of classroom environments, classroom management and constructivist learning theories. Fieldwork is required. Open to first-year or sophomore students only. Pre-practicum: 2 hours / week in early childhood setting. Limited to 25.

EDU104 3

Learning to Teach I

Pre-practicum required. Open to Secondary Education minors and Biology, Chemistry, English, Foreign Language (French and /or Spanish), History, and Mathematics majors. Limited to 20.

EDU125 1

Developmental Theories

Developmental Theories focuses on the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, physical and cultural development of children (from conception through adolescence) and how their development impacts the learning and teaching process. Course emphasizes the application of theory and research from the field of psychology to the realm of teaching and learning in contemporary classrooms. Pre-practicum required. Limited to 25.

EDU201 3

Reading: Theory & Instruction

Introduces principles and procedures for teaching the fundamentals of reading. Examines reading as a process. Emphasizes current reading research, methodology, multicultural concerns, reading disability, innovative practices, grouping patterns, and changing language philosophies. Emergent literacy through the intermediate grades. Pre-requisite: EDU 102 or EDU 104. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 25.

EDU202 3

English Language Learners in Classroom

Course will prepare teachers with knowledge and skills to accommodate English Language Learners in schools. Topics will include language and literacy development, vocabulary and academic language development, diversity issues and current policy requirements with a focus on implications for second language learners and Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) classrooms. Limited to 25.

EDU207 3

Planning for Multicultural learning

Defines concerns regarding human diversity as they relate to the education process. Engages students in a personal and group process toward understanding differences. Extends student awareness for the variety, richness, and contrasts in cultures as a basis for appreciating the force of culture in identity, behavior, belief, and attitude. Develops ability to perceive and analyze the sources and consequences of prejudice, discrimination, and racism. Relates all the above to teaching concerns. Emphasizes students' choice of material for reflection and examination. Limited to 25.

EDU208 3

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

Examines disabling conditions, legal requirements, and the instructional methods/techniques used for serving exceptional children and youth in the regular classroom, with strong emphasis on inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism. Fieldwork with students with special needs is required. Pre-practicum: 2 hours / week in special education. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 25.

EDU209 3

Children in Preschools and Kindergarten

Course for Early Childhood majors and others interested in familiarizing themselves with the needs of preschool and kindergarten children as they apply to school environments. Explores the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and creative needs of the child 3 through 5 years of age with and without disabilities. Focuses on typical and atypical development, early literacy, parents and families, the role of play and other concerns of the Early Childhood field. Co-requisite: EDU 213. Field Work: One half day per week. Pre-practicum: 3.5 hours / week in early childhood setting. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 25.

EDU210 3

Inclusive Learning in Early Education

Provides students with a comprehensive study of issues surrounding children (ages birth to school age) who have special needs. Focus includes legislation, Early Intervention and the role of the family in the education of a young exceptional child. Fieldwork with preschool/ kindergarten students with special needs is required. Co-requisite: EDU 210. Pre-practicum: 2 hours / week in early childhood special education. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 25.

EDU213 3

Children's Literature

Develops an awareness of and sensitivity to children's literature. Builds skills necessary to guide children's experiences with literature. Explores a variety of genres including multicultural literature. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 25.

EDU220 3

Learning to Teach II

A series of six evening seminars facilitated by Stonehill faculty and professional education practitioners. EDU 225 will focus on administration and governance - i.e. the decision-making process within middle schools and high schools. Topics will include: mission statements and philosophies; Massachusetts DESE and U.S. Department of Education; school committee, school board, and board of trustees superintendent and principal and legal issues. Course also requires 20 hours of pre-practicum field experience plus completion of an electronic work folder. Pre-requisite: EDU 125. Pre-practicum required. Open to Secondary Education minors and Biology, Chemistry, English, Foreign Language (French and /or Spanish), History, and Mathematics majors. Limited to 20.

EDU225 1

Assessment and Analysis in Education

A systematic and comprehensive exploration that introduces the prospective teacher to the elements of measurement and elements of evaluation essential to good teaching. Course content also examines statistical reasoning as it applies to educational research and practice. Pre-requisite: EDU 102 or EDU 104. Open to Education majors and minors. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 25.

EDU301 3

Speech and Language Development

Investigates normal children's acquisition of sounds, structures, and meanings of their native language. The stages of language acquisition discussed in light of: (a) the organization and description of adult language, (b) biological and cognitive development, and (c) universal and individual patterns of development. Limited to 25.

EDU306 3

Classroom Management

Relationship of classroom organization to academic achievement and classroom behavior. An analysis of alternative classroom designs, patterns of interactions, and hierarchies of learning, to create a well-organized and effective learning environment. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 25.

EDU307 3

Art, Music & Movement

Course focus is on art, music and movement as creative processes, as expressive modalities and as educative and insight-building tools for children with and without disabilities. Course work stresses a developmental perspective of children's art, music and movement expression. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 25.

EDU312 3

Preschool and Elementary Curriculum and Methods

Familiarizes students with approaches and materials for teaching, and develops beginning competence in designing and evaluating curricular programs and activities. Emphasizes lesson planning, unit planning, and the development of learning centers particularly as they relate to mathematics and science instruction. Preschool through sixth grade. Computer literacy skills are addressed throughout the course. Pre-practicum: 1 full day / week required. Pre-requisites: EDU 102 or EDU 104. Open to juniors and seniors. Limited to 25.

EDU314 3

Curriculum & Instructional Design

Course familiarizes PK-12 pre-service teachers with instructional and pedagogical approaches and materials for teaching. Develops beginning competence in designing and evaluating curricular programs and activities. Course emphasizes lesson planning, unit planning, and implementation in the PK-12 classroom. Computer literacy skills are addressed throughout the course. Pre-requisite: EDU 102 or EDU 104. One full-day per week pre-practicum required. Open to juniors and seniors. Limited to 20.

EDU315 3

Classroom Theater

An introduction to dramatic literature suitable for use in grades K-6. The use of this type of material has been shown to increase reading skills, self-image, and sense of community. To experience this type of learning, students undergo the process involved in classroom drama so that they might better utilize this teaching philosophy in their own classrooms. Limited to 25.

EDU316 3

Teaching Math, Science & Technology

Course focuses on developing content/pedagogy aligned with national standards in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering & mathematics). Emphasis will be placed on how students learn within these disciplines. Course culminates in the creation of a community based STEM project. (Pre-practicum hours required). Limited to 20.

EDU320 3

Learning to Teach III

A series of six evening seminars facilitated by Stonehill faculty and professional education practitioners. EDU 325 will focus on teaching and learning. Topics will include: meeting individual student needs; Special Education; English Language Learners; classroom management; and standardized testing. Course also requires 20 hours of pre-practicum field experience plus completion of an electronic work folder. Pre-requisite: EDU 225. Pre-practicum required. Open to Secondary Education minors and Biology, Chemistry, English, Foreign Language (French and /or Spanish), History, and Mathematics majors. Limited to 20.

EDU325 1

Topics in Education

In depth coverage of an up to date advanced educational topic. This course is an advanced education elective for Education majors / Secondary Education minors. Specific content focuses on cutting edge educational theory and practice in the specific sub-discipline of the faculty member teaching the course. Course is repeatable with consent of Department Chair. Course may be taken three times. Limited to 25.

EDU333 3

Practicum: Elementary Education

Supervised practicum in elementary classroom (grades 1-6) including teaching students with and without disabilities. Evaluation based upon Massachusetts DOE Professional Teaching Standards. Includes Capstone seminar. Open to seniors, completion of Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and Permission of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision required. Limited to 35.

EDU412 12

Practicum: Early Childhood Education

Supervised practicum in early childhood classrooms including teaching students with and without disabilities. Evaluation based upon Massachusetts DOE Professional Teaching Standards. Practicum hours in two settings (1) PreK/K & (2) 1st/2nd grade. Includes Capstone seminar. Open to seniors, completion of Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and Permission of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision required. Limited to 35.

EDU415 12

Teaching to Learn Course and Practicum Teacher Residency Program 8 - 12 Level

Course/residency program leading to initial license at 8-12 level in major field of study (Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Political Science/Political Philosophy). Supervised practicum in secondary classroom. Evaluation based on Massachusetts DOE Professional Teaching Standards. Includes Capstone seminar. Open to seniors, completion of Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on Communication/Literacy MTEL, evidence of content area MTEL, and Permission of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision required. Limited to 35.

EDU416 15

Teaching to Learn Course and Practicum Teacher Residency Program 5-12 Level

Course/residency program leading to initial license at 5-12 level in major field of study (Foreign Language). Supervised practicum in two settings, middle/high school. Evaluation based on Massachusetts DOE Professional Teaching Standards. Includes Capstone seminar. Open to seniors, completion of Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on Communication/Literacy MTEL, and Permission of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision required. Limited to 35.

EDU417 15

Learning to Teach: Course and Pre-Practicum Rotation Program

A series of evening/Saturday sessions facilitated by Stonehill faculty and professional practitioners. Course requires 100 hours of pre-practicum field experience plus completion of electronic portfolio. EDU 425-C meets for one semester. Required of all junior Secondary Education minors. The student will earn three credits at end of junior year. Limited to 45.

EDU425 3

Practicum: Early Childhood Education

Supervised practicum leading to initial teaching licensure [Teacher: Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and Without Disabilities, (PK-2)]. Practicum hours in two settings (1) PK/K & (2) 1st /2nd grade. Evaluation based upon Massachusetts DESE Initial License Teaching Standards. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and consent of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 440. Limited to 40.

EDU430 9

Practicum: Elementary Education

Supervised practicum leading to initial teaching licensure [Elementary (1-6)]. Evaluation based upon Massachusetts DESE Initial License Teaching Standards. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and consent of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 440. Limited to 40.

EDU435 9

Practicum: Secondary Education 5-12 Level

Supervised practicum leading to initial teaching licensure [Secondary (content area, e.g. foreign language): 5-12]. Practicum hours in two settings (1) middle school & (2) high school. Evaluation based on Massachusetts DESE Initial License Teaching Standards. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and consent of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 440. Limited to 40.

EDU437 9

Practicum: Secondary Education 8-12 Level

Supervised practicum leading to initial teaching license [Secondary (content area, e.g. Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Political Science/Political Philosophy): 8-12]. Evaluation based on the Massachusetts DESE Initial License Teaching Standards. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and consent of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 440. Limited to 40.

EDU439 9

Practicum: Reflective Seminar

Series of evening seminars taken concurrently with appropriate practicum. Facilitated by Stonehill faculty and professional education practitioners, this capstone seminar will address current issues of best practice in education. Issues around assessment and evaluation of teaching as well as professional development and teacher support will be addressed. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and consent of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 430/435/437/439. Limited to 100.

EDU440 3

Senior Field Project

Field experience for 15 weeks, 3 or 5 days per week. Student will design a field-based research project in consultation with an Education Department faculty member. Open to seniors. Permission of Instructor and Department Chair required.

EDU475 12

Internship in Education

Research or practical experience in the field of education at an outside agency. The upper-class student is expected to carry out a supervised assignment based upon experiences in the field working alongside a supervising practitioner. Not open to first-year students. Permission of Instructor and Department Chair required.

EDU476 12

Directed Study

Investigation in a field of education for which the student has special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. Students must present plans in advance of course selection to a full-time faculty member who will agree to direct and evaluate the project. Not open to first-year students. Permission of Instructor and Department Chair required.

EDU490 3

Independent Research in Education

Opportunity for upper-class students to carry out an advanced research project in a specialized area of education under the direction of a faculty member from the Education Department. The research may be part of an ongoing project being conducted by the faculty member, or the student and faculty member may develop an original project. Not open to first-year students. Permission of Instructor and Department Chair required. Limited to 10.

EDU496 3