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Bachelor of Education - Courses

Undergraduate Education Courses

ED3033 Sociology of Education

Credit hours: 3

This course examines sociological theories and research methods as they apply to education, the school as a formal and informal organization, and effects of education on stratification, social control, race, class, and gender.

Crosslisting: SO3033

ED3113 Literacy Education

Credit hours: 3

This course will focus on literacy at the elementary and middle school levels. The emphasis will be on the development of literacy skills. Students will be exposed to topics such as language acquisition, reading and writing processes, and theoretical basis for instructional procedures. Listening, reading, speaking, writing, and responding skills, as well as lesson planning and varied group work will be emphasized. A variety of resources and procedures appropriate to the students’ developmental levels will be emphasized as well.

ED3120 TESL Practicum

Credit hours: 0

TESL Practicum provides 25 hours of classroom experience where trainees observe and participate in the practical application of the theories, skills, and methodologies studied in ED3123 and ED3133. (Recommended for those who plan to teach ESL in Canada.)

Prerequisites: Completion of ED3123 and ED3133 with a final grade of “B-” or higher in each, and permission from the practicum supervisor. See also the entrance requirements for the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.

ED3123 Teaching English Language I

Credit hours: 3

This course includes an overview of various approaches to teaching language and introduces the relevant concepts, theory, and methodology, including needs analysis, course design, lesson planning, activity development, and class management.

Prerequisites: 2nd year status and 6 credit hours of English, or permission from the Registrar

ED3130 TEFL Practicum

Credit hours: 0

TEFL Practicum provides 25 hours of classroom experience where trainees observe and participate in the practical application of the theories, skills, and methodologies studied in ED3123 and ED3133. (Recommended for those who plan to teach English overseas.)

Prerequisites: ED3123 and ED3133 with a final grade of “B-” or higher in each, or permission from the practicum supervisor.

ED3133 Teaching English Language II

Credit hours: 3

This course focuses on teaching speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, and provides an overview of theory related to grammar systems, language sound systems, language acquisition, and intercultural communication.

Prerequisite: ED3123

ED3163 Writing in Different Genres

Credit hours: 3

In this writing course, students will create portfolios demonstrating the use of the writing process and the 6+1 Writing Traits to produce reflective, critical, and creative pieces in various genres. Students will also develop writing rubrics, and they will examine the process of teaching students how to write. The clear and correct use of language and diction is emphasized.

ED3203 Mathematics Education

Credit hours: 3

This course will have a focus on the investigation of approaches to mathematics instruction at the elementary and middle school levels. Effective usage of varied materials such as manipulatives will be developed through class/group activities, unit and lesson plans, as well as through a variety of classroom discussions and investigations. A number of other areas will be explored including unit and lesson planning, integration of math with other subjects, classroom presentations, and current trends in mathematics education.

ED3213 Theory and Practice: Secondary

Credit hours: 3

This course looks at the application of current research to classroom issues. The major emphasis is on classroom management skills as outlined in the “Classroom Organization and Management Program,” or COMP. Possible topics include organizing the classroom, planning and teaching rules and procedures, managing student work and improving student accountability, maintaining good student behaviour, planning and organizing instruction, and conducting and facilitating instruction to maintain momentum. This course is intended to serve as one of the key components of a student’s first term in an Education program. It is normally taken in the first term of the consecutive degree program or in the second year of a five-year concurrent program.

ED3223 Theory and Practice: Elementary

Credit hours: 3

This course will continue to introduce students to issues in contemporary education. Some of the areas addressed will include legal considerations for teachers, educational policies, ethical considerations, communication challenges, teacher wellness, and constructivism.

Prerequisite: ED3213

ED3243 Developmental Disabilities

Credit hours: 3

After examining normal cognitive and social development of the child, this course will survey present research pertaining to various developmental disabilities in children, youth, and adults. Case studies in selected areas will be utilized.

Crosslisting: PS3243

ED3303 Science Education

Credit hours: 3

This course focuses on the teaching of science at the elementary and middle school levels. An exploration of science teaching and learning based on prior conceptions and experiences will be used to support and develop science literacy. Topics include theoretical perspectives, assessment, classroom procedures, and integration of science themes in other curriculum areas.

ED3313 Instructional and Learning Processes: Elementary

Credit hours: 3

This course examines classroom practices, strategies for instruction, organization for instruction, brain based research, assessment, and a teaching framework as these relate to the elementary grade levels. This course will help provide teachers to facilitate the learning of their students in the early years of school, K‑5.

ED3323 Instructional and Learning Processes: Secondary

Credit hours: 3

This course examines classroom practices, strategies for instruction, organization for instruction, and further advancement of the matter of assessment as these relate to the secondary grade levels. The course will provide learning for teachers to facilitate the learning of their grade 6–12 students. This course will also address the matter of professional development and the creation of a showcase portfolio.

ED3343 Language Development

Credit hours: 3

This course examines the sequence of language development throughout the span of humans’ lives. Emphasis will be placed on major theoretical approaches to language development and on related areas such as cognition and literacy.

Crosslisting: CO3213, PS3213

ED3373 Assessment, Feedback, and Reporting

Credit hours: 3

This course examines the sequence of language development throughout the span of humans’ lives. Emphasis will be placed on major theoretical approaches to language development and on related areas such as cognition and literacy.

ED3413 Social Studies Education

Credit hours: 3

This course is designed to acquaint students with an overview of social studies and to assist students in developing skills for effective social studies instruction. Students will focus on various strategies/procedures and will develop activities and projects designed to illustrate curriculum components. In addition various perspectives on the teaching of social studies will be studied.

ED3423 Technology in Education

Credit hours: 3

This course explores technology in education from a variety of perspectives. Its purpose is to provide the student teacher with the requisite skills and knowledge effectively to utilize and integrate technology in teaching. It is also designed to take into account participants with a broad range of technical competences and incorporates theoretical and practical (hands-on) content. It will explore the role of technology in education, its pedagogical underpinnings, and its practical application. The course will cover topics that deal with the integration of technology in curriculum design and lesson planning; professional practice and ethical considerations with regards to technology in teaching; and technology integration into specific subject areas. Students will also be exposed to and taught how to utilize the technologies available to them. These would include, Smart Technologies, Microsoft Office, Wikispaces, and selected new media technologies.

ED3443 Early Childhood Development

Credit hours: 3

This course will apply developmental psychological findings to early childhood education and care, early experience and heredity, and learning and perception, to understand how such factors affect the cognitive and social development of the young child. Case studies pertaining to early infantile autism and child abuse will be examined in detail.

Crosslisting: PS2213

ED3453 Adolescent Development

Credit hours: 3

This course is a survey of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social dimensions of adolescents as they mature and adjust during years of transition and change. This course pays special consideration to the work of noted psychologists specializing in the study of the adolescent years.

Crosslisting: PS2223

ED3463 Psychology of Attachment

Credit hours: 3

This course provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of attachment across the lifespan. Attachment theory offers a framework for describing and understanding close emotional bonds in relationships. Attachment issues to be investigated include normative processes, individual differences, measurement, and psychopathology.

Crosslisting: PS3463

ED3473 Small Group Communication

Credit hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the principles of the small group process as it relates to decision making, problem solving, and negotiating.

Crosslisting: BU3763, CO3423

ED3513, 3523 Directed Studies in Education

Credit hours: 3

These courses are available for students when their interests and the professor’s expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial approach. Students must be highly capable and must have completed upper level prerequisite courses in the area of the directed study.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Registrar

ED3613 Children’s Literature

Credit hours: 3

This course includes classic works of children’s literature (such as Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Alice in Wonderland), Canadian children’s literature (such as Anne of Green Gables), and both Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Lewis’s Narnia series. Throughout, attention will be given both to understanding this rich literature and to considering how it might be taught to children.

Crosslisting: EN3613

ED3633 Theories of Learning

Credit hours: 3

This course will provide an overview of the ideas and research related to animal and human learning. Background on various issues that have shaped the understanding of this field over the years will also be included, as will more recent studies that address the intricacies of how learning occurs.

Crosslisting: PS3633
Prerequisites: PS1013, PS1023

ED3703 Jesus as Teacher

Credit hours: 3

This course is an exploration of the teaching methods of Jesus considering his aims, his cultural setting, his community’s history, and his social location as a rabbi. Teaching is a task requiring contextualization. It involves authority, in contrast to the thought of some who wish a truly ‘free’ school. Jesus’ employment of lecture methods, his use of memorable sayings and of parables, and his personal modelling demands the attention of educators schooled in active learning methods.

Crosslisting: RS3303
Prerequisite: Education student or permission of the Registrar

ED3723 Psychological Tests and Measurement

Credit hours: 3

This course will involve a survey of psychological tests used in both individual assessment and research areas. Principles of test construction and evaluation will be central concepts in the study of selected tests. In addition to class lecture, supervised laboratory experiences in test administration and interpretation will be undertaken.

Crosslisting: PS3723

ED3773 Communication Disorders

Credit hours: 3

This course surveys the field of human communication disorders. It will commence with a brief examination of the basics of the field, including the professions concerned with human communication disorders, definitions of the oral-verbal aspects of communication, and the anatomy and physiology of the human speech mechanism. This will be followed by an introduction to various speech and language disorders. Finally, the course will look specifically at communication differences and disorders of special populations.

Crosslisting: CO3773, PS3773

ED3823 Physical/Wellness Education

Credit hours: 3

This course involves an exploration of the materials and methods relevant to the teaching of physical education at the elementary and middle school levels. Over the course of the term students will be introduced to practical applications of the physical education curriculum including examinations of key concepts, skills, and program planning for this area of learning. Additionally, time will be made for education practices associated with interests and concerns relevant to health education.

ED3913 Fine Arts Education I: Music

Credit hours: 3

This Fine Arts methods course will place a strong emphasis on the music component taught within the K-8 context of New Brunswick schools.

ED3923 Fine Arts Education II: Art

Credit hours: 3

This Fine Arts methods course will place a strong emphasis on the art component taught within the K-8 context of New Brunswick schools.

ED4023 Educational Foundations

Credit hours: 3

From the scientific efficiency movement, to Rousseau’s Romantic approach, back to traditional educators, Plato’s academic education, and Jesus as countercultural teacher, any educational paradigm uses distinctive practices to realize its aims. This course traces taken-for-granted practices of education to their foundational beliefs. As we work through the paradigms, we identify live issues for your own teaching practice. You gain flexibility for life-long continuing education in a professional career. Christian students can see possibilities for Christian teaching by seeing how different paradigms of education impart different meanings. The formation done by a paradigm builds a person in its image.

ED4043 Literacy Education for Adolescent Learners

Credit hours: 3

This course will introduce students to the adolescent learner and to key components of adolescent literacy. The position is that all teachers are teachers of literacy. The course provides strategies to support literacy learning in grades 7 to 12.

ED4103 Educational Psychology: Inclusionary Practices

Credit hours: 3

This course focuses on the application of psychological principles to teaching and learning that support the inclusion of children with exceptional needs into the regular classroom. Theory and practice will be considered together as information and ideas are drawn from research and applied to teaching while also providing service to students with diverse learning needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of appropriate curriculum modifications, teacher competencies, and effective instructional procedures and strategies for addressing the needs of these specific learners and creating reflective, inclusive classrooms.

Corequisites: ED3213, ED3313

ED4143 Foundations of Second Language Acquisition

Credit hours: 3

This course will introduce students to the important foundational theories and assumptions that inform Second Language pedagogy and practice, with a focus on its application to French Immersion education. This course is a prerequisite for ED4153.

Prerequisite: French Language Proficiency: Level ‘Intermediate Plus’

ED4153 French Immersion Pedagogy and Practice

Credit hours: 3

This course builds on ED4143 with a stronger emphasis on the implementation of language acquisition foundation theories into pedagogy and practice. Applications concern both French Language Arts and other French Immersion subjects.

Prerequisite: ED4143

ED4163 French Language and Intercultural Competencies

Credit hours: 3

This course employs a model of language learning that incorporates intercultural competence as its distinctive feature. Students will have an opportunity to both hone their own linguistic and intercultural skills, and develop pedagogical strategies in language and intercultural learning as it relates to French Immersion education.

Prerequisite: French Language Proficiency: Level ‘Intermediate Plus’

ED4203 Developmental Literacy

Credit hours: 3

This course will focus on students at the middle school level (grades 4-8) and further develop those areas studied in ED3113. Various concerns related to students who may or may not have achieved success in becoming literate will be examined. The goal of this course is to assist each student in becoming “a well-prepared teacher capable of assisting most readers in the classroom, including those who are struggling.” Techniques, research findings, and materials for motivating children and young adolescents will be emphasized, demonstrated, and utilized within this course.

Prerequisite: ED3113

ED4313 Building Inclusive Classrooms: Exploring Issues of Social Difference in Education

Credit hours: 3

This course explores issues of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, class, sexuality, and ability in schooling, as well as in the broader context of education. Its focus will be on the construction of a pedagogy to meet the diverse needs of students. The course will serve as an interactive forum in which educators exchange ideas, learn by doing, and create new understandings of themselves as teachers and of their learners in inclusive classrooms.

ED4413 Diversity and Multiculturalism in Education

Credit hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of global education by examining the concept of multicultural education itself in this interconnected world. Using a comparative framework, students will examine the policies and practices of multicultural education in other national contexts, unpack the social issues these policies seek to redress, and examine their links.

ED4713 Behaviour Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Credit hours: 3

This course will involve a survey of emotional, behavioural, and social disorders in children and adolescents. Specific topics in this area of study will include the history of the field, diagnostic classifications, theoretical approaches, and a survey of therapeutic interventions and service-delivery models.

Crosslisting: PS4713

ED5115 Internship

Credit hours: 15

The Internship is comprised of two parts. The first part is an observational component whereby each student must complete 60 contact hours in the public school setting. The second part is a 15-week full-time component in the public school setting.

Prerequisites: ED3213, ED3223, ED3313, ED3323, ED4023, ED4103

ED5215 Global Internship

Credit hours: 15

The Global Internship is comprised of a 17-week full-time involvement in a school setting, with at least a significant number of weeks being completed in a school setting outside of Canada. Present options include Australia and China.

Prerequisites: ED3213, ED3223, ED3313, ED3323, ED4023, ED4103

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