Education Studies Minor Without Licensure Requirements

Department Chairperson:Margaret Pierce Office: Education Building 205 Phone: 508-565-1901mpierce@stonehill.edu

Students who wish to pursue a minor in education studies (and therefore do not wish to be licensed) must complete a minimum of six, three-credit courses (or their equivalent) in the Department. Students must choose courses in consultation with Department Chairperson prior to declaring minor.

Students who minor in Education Studies: Early Childhood Education must complete

Code Course Credits

EDU 104

Early Care and Education

Offered: Fall Semester

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.

Prerequisite(s): Open to first-year or sophomore-year students only.
Pre-practicum recommended.

3

EDU 210

Children in Preschools and Kindergarten

Offered: Spring Semester

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. Field Work: One half day per week.

Prerequisite(s): Not open to first-year students.
Pre-practicum required.

3

EDU 213

Inclusive Learning in Early Education

Offered: Spring Semester

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.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 207. Not open to first-year students.
Pre-practicum required.

3

EDU 315

Curriculum and Instructional Design

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

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.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 102 or EDU 104 , Course requires junior status or higher.
Pre-practicum: one full day per week required.

3

Students who minor in Education Studies: Elementary Education must complete

Code Course Credits

EDU 102

Foundations of Education

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Introduces students to the field of 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 teacher certification are included in the course.

Prerequisite(s): Open to first-year or sophomore-year students only.
Pre-practicum recommended. Fulfills the Social Scientific Inquiry requirement.

3

EDU 209

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

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.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 207. Not open to first-year students.
Pre-practicum required.

3

EDU 315

Curriculum and Instructional Design

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

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.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 102 or EDU 104 , Course requires junior status or higher.
Pre-practicum: one full day per week required.

3

Students who minor in Education Studies must complete

Code Course Credits

EDU 102

Foundations of Education

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Introduces students to the field of 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 teacher certification are included in the course.

Prerequisite(s): Open to first-year or sophomore-year students only.
Pre-practicum recommended. Fulfills the Social Scientific Inquiry requirement.

3

EDU 209

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

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.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 207. Not open to first-year students.
Pre-practicum required.

3

EDU 315

Curriculum and Instructional Design

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

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.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 102 or EDU 104 , Course requires junior status or higher.
Pre-practicum: one full day per week required.

3