Elementary Education (EDC)

EDC 320 Integrated Learning Experience I: Learning Climate. (2)
fall and spring only
Exploration of factors contributing to a positive and productive classroom learning environment. Interactive forum.

EDC 325 Integrated Learning Experience II: Instructional Design and Implementation. (2)
fall and spring only
Design and implementation of developmentally appropriate instruction, and the alignment of instruction with district and state academic standards. Interactive forum. Prerequisite: EDC 320.

EDC 330 Literacy I: Emerging Literacy. (3)
fall and spring only
Development of language from birth to age 8, and appropriate strategies for promoting growth in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Applied inquiry. Corequisite: EDC 474.

EDC 335 Literacy II: Intermediate Literacy and Phonetic Principles. (3)
fall and spring only
Strategies for teaching literacy in intermediate elementary classrooms, the application of phonetic principles to instruction, and integrating literacy across disciplines. Applied inquiry. Prerequisite: EDC 330. Corequisite: EDC 474. Pre- or corequisite: EDC 325.

EDC 340 Schooling and Social Context. (3)
fall and spring only
Seminar addressing foundational issues in education, including the culture of schooling, current social contexts, and educational law. Interactive forum.

EDC 345 Math Methods for the Elementary Classroom. (3)
fall and spring only
Developmentally appropriate practices for teaching and assessing mathematics in grades K–8. Applied inquiry. Prerequisite: MTE 180. Corequisite: EDC 474. Pre- or corequisite: EDC 325.

EDC 350 Educational Technology I: Applications. (1)
fall and spring only
Module focused on basic technological skills needed for managing classroom instruction. Lab.

EDC 351 Educational Technology II: Instruction and Evaluation. (1)
fall and spring only
Module focused on technology as an instructional medium, evaluation, and effective classroom use. Lab. Prerequisite: EDC 350.

EDC 352 Educational Technology III: Design. (1)
fall and spring only
Module focused on instructional design utilizing a variety of technologies, including multimedia. Lab. Prerequisite: EDC 351.

EDC 355 Accommodating Instruction for Diverse Learners. (3)
fall and spring only
Identifying and accommodating learners with special needs, including classroom adaptations in instruction and assessment. Forum, practicum. Prerequisite: SPE 311. Corequisite: EDC 474. Pre- or corequisite: EDC 325.

EDC 420 Integrated Learning Experience III: Assessment. (2)
fall and spring only
Principles related to classroom assessment, including the alignment of assessment to curriculum, test interpretation, and a variety of assessment techniques. Interactive forum. Prerequisite: EDC 325.

EDC 425 Integrated Learning Experience IV: Professional Knowledge. (2)
fall and spring only
Exploration of issues related to professional knowledge, including interdisciplinary instruction and the impact of the community on students’ learning. Interactive forum. Prerequisite: EDC 420. Corequisite: EDC 484.

EDC 430 Literacy III: Interventions. (3)
fall and spring only
Strategies for accommodating students struggling with learning, with a focus on the areas of literacy acquisition and assessment. Forum, practicum. Prerequisites: EDC 335, 355. Corequisite: EDC 474. Pre- or corequisite: EDC 420.

EDC 440 Science Methods for the Elementary Classroom. (3)
fall and spring only
Developmentally appropriate practices for teaching and assessing sciences in grades K–8. Applied inquiry. Prerequisites: EDC 325, 345. Corequisite: EDC 474. Pre- or corequisite: EDC 420.

EDC 450 Social Studies Methods for the Elementary Classroom. (3)
fall and spring only
Developmentally appropriate practices for teaching and assessing social studies in grades K–8. Applied inquiry. Prerequisites: EDC 325, 335. Corequisite: EDC 474. Pre- or corequisite: EDC 420.

EDC 474 Field Experience. (0–1)
fall and spring only
Application of course content in a K–8 school. Emphasis on observation, classroom management, planning and delivery of instruction, and assessment. Practicum. Corequisite: all methods courses in the teacher preparation program must be taken with Field Experience.

EDC 484 Student Teaching in the Elementary School. (10–12)
fall and spring only
Supervised teaching in the area of specialization. Capstone internship in curriculum, instruction, and classroom management. Internship. Prerequisites: 2.50 GPA; completion of professional course sequence; approval of ASU East teacher preparation office. Corequisite: EDC 425.

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