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Professional Education Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

Please see our dual enrollment page for information about this program.

Ed 200: Foundations in Educational Technology

3 credits

This course aligns with both International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards to prepare students to effectively employ a biblical worldview while integrating technology into a variety of instructional settings. All types of future educators enrolled in this course will be prepared to develop their leadership, scholarship, and citizenship through the skills of collaboration, design, facilitation, and analysis. A technology portfolio will be created by each learner that demonstrates their learning, and a portion of the class will be spent in the pursuit of a third-party educational micro credential. Learners will be exposed to a wide variety of instructional tools and ideas for technology integration.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology – 2011 Edition
Postman, N.
Vintage
ISBN: 9780679745402

Ed 205: Foundations of Reading

3 credits

This course examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy processes and instruction, including oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. It also includes the historical progression of reading and writing instruction, and the role of professional learning, leadership and judgment for teachers. This course is aligned with SC literacy competencies, ILA, CAEP, InTASC and ADEPT performance standards. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Literacy Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers AND the R2S Literacy Requirement Endorsement in SC for middle and high school teachers.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Prerequisite: En 102

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

Ed 201: Theories of Teaching & Learning

3 credits

Provides an overview of the theories and principles from psychology related to education. Specifically, the course addresses motivation, learning, development, instruction, culture, and classroom management.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

Educational psychology: Theory and practice – 11th Edition
Slavin, R.E.
Boston
Allyn and Bacon
ISBN: 9780133436525

Ed 200: Foundations in Educational Technology

3 credits

This course aligns with both International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards to prepare students to effectively employ a biblical worldview while integrating technology into a variety of instructional settings. All types of future educators enrolled in this course will be prepared to develop their leadership, scholarship, and citizenship through the skills of collaboration, design, facilitation, and analysis. A technology portfolio will be created by each learner that demonstrates their learning, and a portion of the class will be spent in the pursuit of a third-party educational micro credential. Learners will be exposed to a wide variety of instructional tools and ideas for technology integration.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology – 2011 Edition
Postman, N.
Vintage
ISBN: 9780679745402

Ed 201: Theories of Teaching & Learning

3 credits

Provides an overview of the theories and principles from psychology related to education. Specifically, the course addresses motivation, learning, development, instruction, culture, and classroom management.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

Educational psychology: Theory and practice – 11th Edition
Slavin, R.E.
Boston
Allyn and Bacon
ISBN: 9780133436525

Ed 205: Foundations of Reading

3 credits

This course examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy processes and instruction, including oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. It also includes the historical progression of reading and writing instruction, and the role of professional learning, leadership and judgment for teachers. This course is aligned with SC literacy competencies, ILA, CAEP, InTASC and ADEPT performance standards. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Literacy Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers AND the R2S Literacy Requirement Endorsement in SC for middle and high school teachers.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

Best practices in literacy instruction – 6th ed (2018) Edition
Gambrell, L. B., & Morrow, L. M. (Eds)
New York
Guilford
Note: Ebook Library: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/bju/detail.action?docID=5527546

Lenses on reading: An introduction to theories and models – 2nd (2012) Edition
Tracey, D. H., & Morrow, L. M.
New York
Guilford
Note: Ebook Library: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1507777&site=ehost-live&authtype=sso&custid=s8415227

APA Manual – 6th Edition (optional)
Note: This is supplemental, not required.

The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing – 2005 Edition (optional)
Harris, T. L, & Hodges, R. E. (Eds.)
Newark, DE
International Reading Association
Note: This is supplemental, not required.