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Ed 380
3 Credits
Instructional Methods & Strategies
This course is designed to help teachers put instructional theory into practice through the study and application of teaching strategies and techniques that are applicable to the Pre-K-12 classroom. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Mar. 1 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Register by: Feb. 27, 2024
Next offered: Jun. 24, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement – 2001
Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E.
ASCD
ISBN: 978-1416613626
Subscription to GoReact
Subscription to Teaching Channel
Ed 200
3 Credits
Foundations: Educational Tech-EXP
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. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: May. 6 – Jun. 22, 2024
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Register by: May. 3, 2024
Next offered: Oct. 18, 2024 - Dec. 14, 2024
Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology – 2011
Postman, N.
Vintage
ISBN: 978-0679745402
Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the need of every student – 2nd (December 2018)
Hamilton, Boni
International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 978-1564847256
Ed 201
3 Credits
Theories of Teaching & Learning
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. Summer only, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: May. 6 – Jun. 22, 2024
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Register by: May. 3, 2024
Next offered: Jun. 24, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
Educational Psychology – 13th
Slavin, Robert .E.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780135752999
Ed 325
3 Credits
Development: Birth to Adolescence
The course examines the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual growth of the child from pre-natal through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on the development of the child in relation to the school. Special consideration is given to societal issues impacting development. Summer only, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: May. 6 – Jun. 22, 2024
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Register by: May. 3, 2024
Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
Childhood: Voyages in Development – 4th
Rathus, S. A.
McGraw Hill, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-4959-0433-5
What the Bible Says about Parenting: Gods Plan for Rearing your Child
MacArthur, J. F.
Thomas Nelson, 2000
ISBN: 978-0-8499-3775-0
Ed 383
3 Credits
Educational Assessment
An introductory course in the principles of constructing standardized and teacher-made tests, test scoring and interpretation, grading-reporting practices, and an overview of commonly used statistical terms. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: May. 6 – Jun. 22, 2024
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Register by: May. 3, 2024
Next offered: Aug. 30, 2024 - Oct. 19, 2024
No textbook is required for this class.
Ed 275
3 Credits
Biblical Worldview Formation in Educ
This course is designed to meet the needs of Christian teachers who desire to improve their skills in biblical worldview formation. The course will begin by distinguishing a secular approach to education from a Christian approach. It will then flesh out the details of a Christian approach. The course then presents a method for planning and writing instruction from a Christian perspective. The course concludes by providing students with a tool for evaluating various educational materials from Christian publishers. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 3 – Jul. 20, 2024
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Register by: May. 31, 2024
Next offered: Oct. 18, 2024 - Dec. 14, 2024
Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1-60682-727-7
Ed 201
3 Credits
Theories of Teaching & Learning
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. Summer only, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 24 – Aug. 10, 2024
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Register by: Jun. 21, 2024
Next offered: Oct. 18, 2024 - Dec. 14, 2024
Educational Psychology – 13th
Slavin, Robert .E.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780135752999
Ed 205
3 Credits
Foundations of Reading
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. Summer only, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 24 – Aug. 10, 2024
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Register by: Jun. 21, 2024
Next offered: Jan. 17, 2025 - Mar. 8, 2025
Best practices in literacy instruction – 6th ed (2018)
Gambrell, L. B., & Morrow, L. M. (Eds)
Guilford
Lenses on reading: An introduction to theories and models – 2nd edition (2012)
Tracey, D. H., & Morrow, L. M.
Guilford
APA Manual – 7th
The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing – 2005
Harris, T. L, & Hodges, R. E. (Eds.)
International Reading Association
Ed 380
3 Credits
Instructional Methods & Strategies
This course is designed to help teachers put instructional theory into practice through the study and application of teaching strategies and techniques that are applicable to the Pre-K-12 classroom. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 24 – Aug. 10, 2024
Register
Register by: Jun. 21, 2024
Next offered: Mar. 7, 2025 - May. 3, 2025
Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement – 2001
Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E.
ASCD
ISBN: 978-1416613626
Subscription to GoReact
Subscription to Teaching Channel
Ed 383
3 Credits
Educational Assessment
An introductory course in the principles of constructing standardized and teacher-made tests, test scoring and interpretation, grading-reporting practices, and an overview of commonly used statistical terms. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Aug. 30 – Oct. 19, 2024
Register
Register by: Aug. 27, 2024
Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
No textbook is required for this class.
Ed 493
3 Credits
Field Experience Capstone
In this course participants demonstrate their professional responsibilities by applying learning and development theories and demonstrating developmentally appropriate practices by writing lessons plans, creating assessments and providing feedback to students in the Pre-K-12 environment. Participants will submit recordings of lessons to receive individualized feedback on their planning and teaching strategies. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Aug. 30 – Dec. 14, 2024
Register
Register by: Aug. 27, 2024
Next offered: Jan. 17, 2025 - May. 3, 2025
Subscription to GoReact
Ed 200
3 Credits
Foundations: Educational Tech-EXP
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. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
Register
Register by: Oct. 15, 2024
Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology – 2011
Postman, N.
Vintage
ISBN: 978-0679745402
Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the need of every student – 2nd (December 2018)
Hamilton, Boni
International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 978-1564847256
Ed 201
3 Credits
Theories of Teaching & Learning
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. Summer only, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
Register
Register by: Oct. 15, 2024
Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
Educational Psychology – 13th
Slavin, Robert .E.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780135752999
Ed 275
3 Credits
Biblical Worldview Formation in Educ
This course is designed to meet the needs of Christian teachers who desire to improve their skills in biblical worldview formation. The course will begin by distinguishing a secular approach to education from a Christian approach. It will then flesh out the details of a Christian approach. The course then presents a method for planning and writing instruction from a Christian perspective. The course concludes by providing students with a tool for evaluating various educational materials from Christian publishers. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
Register
Register by: Oct. 15, 2024
Next offered: Jan. 17, 2025 - Mar. 8, 2025
Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1-60682-727-7
Ed 205
3 Credits
Foundations of Reading
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. Summer only, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jan. 17 – Mar. 8, 2025
Register
Register by: Jan. 14, 2025
Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Best practices in literacy instruction – 6th ed (2018)
Gambrell, L. B., & Morrow, L. M. (Eds)
Guilford
Lenses on reading: An introduction to theories and models – 2nd edition (2012)
Tracey, D. H., & Morrow, L. M.
Guilford
APA Manual – 7th
The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing – 2005
Harris, T. L, & Hodges, R. E. (Eds.)
International Reading Association
Ed 275
3 Credits
Biblical Worldview Formation in Educ
This course is designed to meet the needs of Christian teachers who desire to improve their skills in biblical worldview formation. The course will begin by distinguishing a secular approach to education from a Christian approach. It will then flesh out the details of a Christian approach. The course then presents a method for planning and writing instruction from a Christian perspective. The course concludes by providing students with a tool for evaluating various educational materials from Christian publishers. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jan. 17 – Mar. 8, 2025
Register
Register by: Jan. 14, 2025
Next offered: Jun. 9, 2025 - Jul. 26, 2025
Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1-60682-727-7
Ed 493
3 Credits
Field Experience Capstone
In this course participants demonstrate their professional responsibilities by applying learning and development theories and demonstrating developmentally appropriate practices by writing lessons plans, creating assessments and providing feedback to students in the Pre-K-12 environment. Participants will submit recordings of lessons to receive individualized feedback on their planning and teaching strategies. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jan. 17 – May. 3, 2025
Register
Register by: Jan. 14, 2025
Subscription to GoReact
Ed 380
3 Credits
Instructional Methods & Strategies
This course is designed to help teachers put instructional theory into practice through the study and application of teaching strategies and techniques that are applicable to the Pre-K-12 classroom. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
Register
Register by: Mar. 4, 2025
Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement – 2001
Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E.
ASCD
ISBN: 978-1416613626
Subscription to GoReact
Subscription to Teaching Channel
Ed 200
3 Credits
Foundations: Educational Tech-EXP
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. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
Register
Register by: May. 9, 2025
Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology – 2011
Postman, N.
Vintage
ISBN: 978-0679745402
Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the need of every student – 2nd (December 2018)
Hamilton, Boni
International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 978-1564847256
Ed 201
3 Credits
Theories of Teaching & Learning
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. Summer only, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
Register
Register by: May. 9, 2025
Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Educational Psychology – 13th
Slavin, Robert .E.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780135752999
Ed 325
3 Credits
Development: Birth to Adolescence
The course examines the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual growth of the child from pre-natal through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on the development of the child in relation to the school. Special consideration is given to societal issues impacting development. Summer only, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
Register
Register by: May. 9, 2025
Childhood: Voyages in Development – 4th
Rathus, S. A.
McGraw Hill, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-4959-0433-5
What the Bible Says about Parenting: Gods Plan for Rearing your Child
MacArthur, J. F.
Thomas Nelson, 2000
ISBN: 978-0-8499-3775-0
Ed 383
3 Credits
Educational Assessment
An introductory course in the principles of constructing standardized and teacher-made tests, test scoring and interpretation, grading-reporting practices, and an overview of commonly used statistical terms. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
Register
Register by: May. 9, 2025
No textbook is required for this class.
Ed 275
3 Credits
Biblical Worldview Formation in Educ
This course is designed to meet the needs of Christian teachers who desire to improve their skills in biblical worldview formation. The course will begin by distinguishing a secular approach to education from a Christian approach. It will then flesh out the details of a Christian approach. The course then presents a method for planning and writing instruction from a Christian perspective. The course concludes by providing students with a tool for evaluating various educational materials from Christian publishers. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 9 – Jul. 26, 2025
Register
Register by: Jun. 6, 2025
Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1-60682-727-7
Ed 201
3 Credits
Theories of Teaching & Learning
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. Summer only, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
Register
Register by: Jun. 27, 2025
Educational Psychology – 13th
Slavin, Robert .E.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780135752999
Ed 205
3 Credits
Foundations of Reading
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. Summer only, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
Register
Register by: Jun. 27, 2025
Best practices in literacy instruction – 6th ed (2018)
Gambrell, L. B., & Morrow, L. M. (Eds)
Guilford
Lenses on reading: An introduction to theories and models – 2nd edition (2012)
Tracey, D. H., & Morrow, L. M.
Guilford
APA Manual – 7th
The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing – 2005
Harris, T. L, & Hodges, R. E. (Eds.)
International Reading Association
Ed 380
3 Credits
Instructional Methods & Strategies
This course is designed to help teachers put instructional theory into practice through the study and application of teaching strategies and techniques that are applicable to the Pre-K-12 classroom. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
Register
Register by: Jun. 27, 2025
Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement – 2001
Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E.
ASCD
ISBN: 978-1416613626
Subscription to GoReact
Subscription to Teaching Channel
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