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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
ED 300
Secondary Ed Block
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ED 327
Inst Strat & Mgmt Sec & K-12
Explores basic skills of planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating the teaching-learning and management process through a clinical approach to teaching. Focuses on teacher effectiveness research and its application to instructional strategies, and materials, classroom and behavior management, and educational technology. Includes peer teaching and simulations as integral components of the course. Incorporates variety of instructional strategies: lecture, discussion groups, simulations, pee,r teaching, and group and individual analysis peer teaching experiences. Prerequisite: ED 121 or 122.|
ED 328
Meth Teaching & Eval Lang Art
Prepares aspiring secondary school teachers in the methods of teaching such language-based subjects as speech, composition, literature, grammar, and reading, as well as media use. Observations and teaching experiences in area schools are included.,Prerequisite: ED 327.|
ED 329
Educational Assessment
Examines construction, selection, administration, interpretation, and utilization of evaluation techniques and instruments, including statistical interpretations. Emphasizes analysis of standardized tests applicable to various content areas, as well,as the construction and utilization of qualitative assessment techniques. Taken concurrently with the methods courses (block) for secondary education majors. Taken prior to the methods courses (block) for elementary education majors. Prerequisite: ED, 327 and admission to Certification Program. Each semester.|
ED 332
Meth Of Teaching Sec Science
Prepares biology, chemistry, earth science, general sscience and physics teachers for the secondary schools. Emphasizes formulating objectives, selecting and organizing content, developing skill in using a variety of teaching strategies, and evaluati,ng pupil progress. Stresses the investigatory approach to teaching biology in laboratory, field, and simulated teaching experiences. Includes observations and teaching experiences in area schools. Prerequisite: ED 327. Each semester.|
ED 333
Tchng Reading-Sec
Examines techniques for helping secondary students develop reading skills needed to comprehend content-area textbooks. Students will examine those skills in their certification area. Applies skills and competencies developed in ED 225: MULTICULTURAL,EDUCATION. Required course for secondary education majors. Requires participation experiences in the schools. Prerequisite: ED 327.|
ED 334
Meth Tch Physical Sci
Explores modern concepts of chemistry, physics, and general science teaching and evaluating, emphasizing a laboratory-oriented approach. Presents the philosophy, laboratory techniques, curriculum testing, and extracurricular aspects of secondary scho,ol chemistry, physics, and general science teaching. Prerequisite: For secondary chemistry majors--1 in chemistry; for physics majors--10 s.h. in physics. Includes observations and teaching experiences in area schools. Prerequisite: ED 327. Fall, ann,ually.|
ED 335
Meth Tch Ph-Math
Designed for students seeking certification in both physics and mathematics. Contains the modern methods of teaching and evaluating in both these disciplines, as described in the courses listed as ED 334 and 339. Students divide their time between th,ese two methods courses according to schedule presented in consultation with the instructors in these courses. Includes observations and teaching experiences in area schools. Prerequisite: ED 327. Fall, annually.|
ED 337
Meth Tch & Eval Soc Stu
Coordinates knowledge of the social science disciplines with various teaching strategies appropriate for instruction at the junior and senior high school levels. Provides a historical perspective, examination of current research, curriculum programs,and trends, and methods and materials applicable to unit type social studies teaching in a pluralistic society. Emphasizes the development, selection, management, and evaluation of materials and experiences that foster concept development, inquiry an,d critical thinking in social studies. Considers addressing the needs of diverse student populations, integrating social studies with other current areas, addressing national and state standards, and the applications of technology. Prerequisite: ED 3|
ED 339
Meth Tch & Eval Math
Explores place and function of mathematics in secondary education, content improvement and evaluation of instruction in mathematics, acquaintance with current literature and research, and observation in secondary schools. Includes observations and te,aching experiences in area schools. Prerequisites: ED 327 and nine hours of college mathematics. Fall, annually.|
ED 350
Tch English Lang Learners
Introduces participants to background, methods, and strategies needed to effectively teach English Language Learners. Includes research and theory of second language acquisition, bilingualism, the difference between social and academic proficiency,,and the roles that culture and language play in learning. Explores importance of native language support in achieving academic success and teacher's role in building a safe classroom where diversity of languages and cultures and welcomed and encoura,ged. Investigates culturally diverse students' values expressed through beliefs and behaviors. Requires active participation through class discussion, opportunities for practice-teaching, evaluation and development of materials and instructional pl|
ED 401
Meth Envron Ed
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ED 402
Creative Response To Conflict
A study of the current research in the development of a classroom environment which fosters cooperation, communication, affirmation, and problem-solving for children as well as for teachers, staff, instructional teams, parents, support personnel, and, other adults. Emphasizes human capabilities for resolving conflicts at various life stages and situations. Examines a range of discipline models as their implementation relates to the classroom environment. (Designed to be taken in conjunction with,student teaching in the undergraduate program, or as an elective in the master's program.) Prerequisite ED 121 or 122 for undergraduate credit. Summer only, on demand..|
ED 403
Field Exp & Meth Envr Ed
Focuses on methods used to teach environmental knowledge, concepts, and concerns, including the history and research in environmental education. Examines the relationship of all curriculum areas to environmental education. May be taken for graduate c,redit with the approval of the Education Department chair and the instructor. McKeever Center in Sandy Lake, PA, will be a site for this course. Offered for two weeks at a time during Summer Presession.|
ED 406
Gender Issues In Ed
Examines the ways in which schools perpetuate gender bias and how educational institutions, as a reflection of the patriarchal society in which they coexist, provide different experiences and outcomes for female and male students and teachers. Prereq,uisite: ED 110 or WS 100 for WS 406 or permission of instructor.|
ED 409
Fld Based Multicul Ed: Obs Urb
Provides opportunities for pre-service teachers, both elementary and secondary education majors, and both undergraduate and graduate students, to interact with teachers and students in urban public schools whose backgrounds are different from their o,wn. Analysis the goals, rationale, meaning, assumptions, and necessary school conditions for effective teaching and learning in multicultural/multi-ethnic, urban schools, fostering multicultural competencies and preparing prospective teachers for mul,ticultural/multi-ethnic, urban classrooms. Emphasizes interpersonal and pedagogical skills needed for success of teachers and learners in urban schools. Includes community service in neighborhoods near the host school. Prerequisite: ED 110, 121 or 12|
ED 414
Literacy Training
Enables student volunteers to teach in literacy programs aimed at adult and secondary school learners in different settings. Integrates basic methods for instruction in vocabulary, comprehensive study skills, and writing with the aim of fostering an,appreciation for reading. Open to all university students regardless of major. Prerequisites: 2.50 QPA minimum, sophomore or above standing, and consent of instructor.|
ED 417
Tech Integration ML & HS Educ
This course is designed to facilitate future middle level and high school educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for integrating technology into their classroom instruction and for using technology to improve professional productivity,. Students will explore the relationship between ISTE and those PA Academic Standards related to middle level and high school learners. These concepts will be applied to the development of instructional materials that can be used for assessing lear,ning and promoting achievement for all students in the middle and high school grades. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the COEHS certification program.|
ED 420
Ind Interven For Stu Tch
Professional development program of intervention designed for students who require individualized experiences to successfully demonstrate professional knowledge and competencies in school and agency settings. Implementing an Individualized Interventi,on Plan (IIP) prepares students for successful field experiences and enables them to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become successful classroom practitioners. Does not fulfill the student teaching requirement. Prerequisites: R,ecommendation of director of field services, university student teaching supervisor, Elementary/Secondary Block Committee, and/or Education Department chair. Completion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards|
ED 421
Modern Lang Student Tch
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in elementary and secondary school settings. After an orientation to the school setting, the student teaches under t,he direction of a cooperating professional and university supervisor. Two field assignments will offer diversity in grade levels K-12, ability levels of pupils, content areas, school and community size, multicultural settings, and/or cooperating prof,essionals. Prerequisites: Completion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in college, completion of all required professional courses in certification area with a minimum grade of C, a cumulative 2.75 QPA,|
ED 423
Libr Pract In Sec Sch
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in library settings in secondary schools. After an orientation to the school and library, the student participates i,n management, technical services, literary enrichment, and instructional activities under the direction of a cooperating professional and university supervisor.|
ED 424
Sec Student Teaching
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in library settings in secondary schools. After an orientation to the school and library, students participate in ma,nagement, technical services, literary enrichment, and instructional activities under the direction of a cooperating professional and university supervisor. Two field assignments offer diversity in grade levels, ability levels of pupils, content area,s, school and community size, multicultural settings, and/or cooperating professionals. Prerequisites: Completion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in the college, completion of all required professional|
ED 425
Sec Student Teaching
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in library settings in secondary schools. After an orientation to the school and library, students participate in ma,nagement, technical services, literary enrichment, and instructional activities under the direction of a cooperating professional and university supervisor. Two field assignments offer diversity in grade levels, ability levels of pupils, content area,s, school and community size, multicultural settings, and/or cooperating professionals. Prerequisites: Completion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in the college, completion of all required professional|
ED 426
Environ Ed Student Tch
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in an environmental education setting. After an orientation to the environmental education setting, the student will, teach under the direction of a cooperating professional and university supervisor. Two field assignments will offer diversity in grade levels, ability levels of pupils, content areas, school and community size, multicultural settings, and/or coopera,ting professionals. Prerequisites: Completion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in the college, completion of all required professional courses in certification area with a minimum grade of C, a cumulati|
ED 432
Student Tch In Music Ed
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in music settings in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. After an orientation to the school and music setting,s, students teach classes and participate in choral and instrumental music activities under the direction of a cooperating professional and university supervisor. Two field assignments offer diversity in grade levels K-12, ability levels of pupils, c,ontent areas, school and community size, multicultural settings, and/or cooperating professionals. Prerequisites: Completion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in college, completion of all required profe|
ED 433
Student Tch In Music Ed
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in music settings in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. After an orientation to the school and music setting,s, students teach classes and participate in choral and instrumental music activities under the direction of a cooperating professional and university supervisor. Two field assignments offer diversity in grade levels K-12, ability levels of pupils, c,ontent areas, school and community size, multicultural settings, and/or cooperating professionals. Prerequisites: Completion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in college, completion of all required profe|
ED 434
Workshop
Provides opportunities for in-service teachers to encounter new ideas, knowledge, and methods in meeting problems in today's schools. Prerequisite: Teaching experience in the elementary or secondary schools.|
ED 439
Sec Lang Acq & Mtd Tch Wrld Lg
Examination of the physiological and linguistic foundations of modern language acquisition. Techniques of teaching and evaluating modern languages and cultures. Analysis of recent research in the area of second language acquisition with a focus on t,he integration of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education.|
ED 450
Independent Study
Provides students with opportunity to explore an area of special need or interest in education in-depth, under the supervision of a member of the department. Students develop a proposed study plan and secure the approval of the proposed director and,department chair before registration. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.|
ED 490
Prof Sem In Social Studies
Examines problems, practices, regulations, and other information relevant to social studies majors during their student teaching semester. Using a constructivist approach, students will reflect on and apply: federal and state law relevant to the work, of student teachers and beginning teachers, student teaching objectives and educational objectives of student teaching centers, professional ethics, function of professional organizations, Praxis preparation, classroom management and conflict resolu,tions strategies. Prerequisite: Secondary block. Each semester.|