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EDUCATION

EDUC-101   Praxis I Review Course – Reading/Writing Tests
1 Credit

This course is designed to help students prepare for the Praxis I Reading/Writing  Test. Passing scores on a basic skills test (Praxis I, SAT, ACT, GRE) are required  for: 1) an AAT degree, 2) admission to a four-year Teacher Education pro- gram, and 3) teacher certification in Maryland and most other states. Students must pass the Praxis I exam if they have not received passing scores on another basic skills test. Students ma- joring in the Teacher Education transfer programs are required to submit scores from Praxis I or other  approved basic skills tests to the Social Sciences Division Office prior to the completion of the 30th credit hour. Credit count certification individuals, conditional  teachers, and teacher education majors could benefit from this course. (Campus Web course)

EDUC-102   Praxis I Review Course– Math Test
1 Credit

This course is designed to help students prepare for the Praxis I Math Test. Passing scores on a basic skills test (Praxis  I, SAT, ACT, GRE) are required for: 1) an AAT degree, 2) admission to a four-year Teacher Education program, and 3) teacher certification in Maryland and most other states. Students must pass the Praxis I exam if they have not received passing scores on another basic skills test. Students majoring  in the Teacher Education transfer programs are required to sub- mit scores from Praxis I or other approved basic skills tests to the Social Sciences Division  Office prior to the completion of the 30th credit hour. Credit count certification individuals, conditional teachers, and teacher education majors could benefit from this course. (Campus Web course)

EDUC-110   Introduction to Education
3 Credits

The student will examine the basic principles and philosophical traditions of Western and American  Education.  The  student will also evaluate the trends, issues and career opportuni- ties and options in contemporary education. A
15-hour Field Experience outside of class time is required.  Students are placed in a Howard 
County Public School or may use a K-12 school where they are employed. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-111   Child Growth and
Development
3 Credits

Through the study of the early childhood  and el- ementary years, students will be able to describe the language, cognitive,  physical,  social,  and emotional development of young children, birth to 12 years. Instruction  will focus on theories of child  development, research methods, and developmental milestones. Knowledge learned in this course can be applied to parenting and to careers in early childhood  and elementary edu- cation. A 15-hour field experience obser vation of children in the community is required outside of class time. This course meets the MSDE Human Growth and Development requirement for Generic Special Education Infant/Primary, and Generic Special Education Elementary/ Middle. This course fulfills Part 1 (of 2 parts) of the Child Care Certificate required for Child Care Teacher- Preschool. EDUC-112 is also required  to complete the Child Care Certificate. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-112   Methods and Materials in
Early Childhood Education
3 Credits

This course is designed to teach the methods and proper use of materials for presenting creative learning experiences to young children in the areas of art, music, creative dramatics, language, movement,  cooking,  math and sci- ence. This course meets the Mar yland State Department of Education Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial  certificate in Early Childhood Education. This course fulfills Part 2 (of 2 Parts) of the Child Care Certificate required for Child Care Teacher–Preschool. EDUC-111 is required to complete the Child Care Certificate. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-113   Working with Infants and
Toddlers
3 Credits

This course introduces the philosophy and implementation of infant and toddler caregiving in a group  setting. This  RIE (Magda  Gerber) influenced course reviews care routines, ap- propriate activities, and group management techniques. The health, safety and nutritional needs of infants and toddlers are also examined. Upon completion of this course and EDUC-111, the student meets the coursework requirements for the position of Infant/Toddler Child Care Teacher in a child care center. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-130   Introduction to Early
Childhood Education
3 Credits

This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding of various curriculum models and approaches in Early Childhood Education. Techniques for implementing and evaluating these models and approaches will be presented through lectures, videos, classroom activities, classroom visits, field  placements and guest speakers. Furthermore, the student will explore some contemporar y issues and  problems  af- fecting young children and learning, such as stress, sexism, homelessness, abuse, neglect and poverty. Students are required to complete
15 hours of Field Experience  outside of class time. Students are placed in a Howard  County Public School or may use a K-3 school where they are currently employed. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-140   Child Health, Safety and
Nutrition
3 Credits

This course will examine the health, safety, and nutritional  needs of children,  ages 2 - 5 years,  in the child care setting. Attention will be directed to the study of common  childhood  illnesses, chronic conditions, prevention through personal hygiene, good safety practices, and nutritious snacks and meals as they impact on the child care setting. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-150   Practicum in Early
Childhood Development
4 Credits

This course is designed to teach the student how to implement and evaluate a quality child care program. Students are assigned to one child care setting where they will spend 9 hours per week. Students meet at the college every other week for 2 hours to discuss lecture topics and classroom experiences. Prerequisites: EDUC-111, EDUC-112. (1 hour  lecture,  3 hours lab weekly)

EDUC-160   School Age Child Care
3 Credits

This course introduces the philosophy of ele- mentary education with basic child development theory focusing how children grow physically, emotionally,  socially, and cognitively, ages 5-12 years. Approaches in curriculum, planning, goal setting, and selection of age-appropriate materi- als and methods by which education objectives are obtained  are stressed. Students learn how to plan an appropriate program for school age child  care. This course meets the coursework requirements for the position of Child Care Teacher–School  Age in a school age program. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-190   Field Experience: Introduction to Education
1 Credit

This is a field-based course that provides the opportunity to apply the theories and methods learned regarding best practices for creating and maintaining  a positive and productive  learning environment.  Students will analyze a variety of learner characteristics that influence student development  and academic achievement as is appropriate for age/grade level and professional specialization. Prerequisite: This course is only available to those students who have success- fully completed the equivalent of Introduction to Education  at another higher education  institution but who have not completed 15 hours of field experience as part of that course.

EDUC-191   Field Experience: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
1 Credit

This is a field-based course that provides the opportunity to explore the theories and methods learned regarding the various curriculum models and approaches in Early Childhood education. Students will analyze some contemporary  issues and problems affecting young children and learn- ing. Prerequisite: This course is only available to those students who have successfully completed the equivalent of Introduction  to Early Childhood Education  at another higher education  institution but who have not completed 15 hours of field experience as part of that course.

EDUC-200   Introduction to Special
Education
3 Credits

This course prepares students to identify dis- abilities and their medical, psychological, and educational impact on students, parents, and teachers. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Inclusion of Special Needs Student Populations requirement for an initial certificate or renewal of certificate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Secondary Education. This course also meets the MSDE Historical,  Philosophical,  and Legal Foundations of Special Education requirement for an initial certificate or renewal of certificate in Generic  Special Education  Infant/Primar y, Generic Special Education Elementary/Middle, and Generic Special Education Secondary/Adult. A 15-hour Field Experience outside of class time is required.  Students are placed in a Howard County Public School or may use a K-12 school where they are employed. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)

EDUC-201   Processes and Acquisition of Reading
3 Credits

This  course  is designed  to assist pre-ser vice and in-ser vice teachers in understanding the reading acquisition process through obser vation and analysis of reading and written  language development,  and the study of current issues in reading research. It is organized around current, accepted, research-based theoretical  models that account for individual differences in read- ing. Introduction  to language structures includ- ing spoken syllables, phonemes, graphemes, and morphemes are included  in this course. Participants will apply knowledge of the core areas of language to reading acquisition  in terms of first and second language acquisition,  typical development, and exceptionalities. Participants will be introduced to current scientific research. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-202   Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas, Part I for Regular and Special Education Teachers
3 Credits

Designed specifically  for individuals  seeking secondary certification, this course outlines the essentials of the reading processes necessary for secondar y students to become  proficient learners of content. Types of reading, elements of assessment, skills of the reading process, the incorporation of reading instruction into content delivery and the affective aspects of the processes of reading will be examined.  This course  meets the Maryland  State Department of Education Reading requirement for an initial certificate or renewal of certificate in Second- ary Education and Generic Special Education Secondary/Adult. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-203   Instruction of Reading
3 Credits

This course is designed to give the classroom teacher the ability to use a representative array of research-based instructional techniques and strategies in the area of reading. Instructional routines and strategies in the five major compo- nents of reading instruction (phonological  and phonemic  awareness; phonics,  spelling and word study; fluency development; vocabulary; and comprehension)  suitable for various age and ability groups are emphasized. Throughout the course, students will demonstrate their skill with the instructional  routines and strategies by role-play, live demonstrations, critiquing good and inadequate models, and reviewing the re- search support available for those approaches. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Reading requirement for an initial certificate or renewal of certificate in Early Childhood  Education, Elementar y Education, Special Education Generic Infant/Primary, and Special Education Generic Elementary/Middle. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-204   Assessment for Reading
Instruction
3 Credits

Students will demonstrate an understanding of how  to use data from  state, local,  and class- room  assessments of reading/language arts to make ongoing instructional modifications in their  classrooms  as a strategy for  instruction and inter vention.  They will demonstrate an understanding of how to implement  a variety of  reading  assessments and  adjust the  cur- riculum  accordingly. They will demonstrate knowledge of how to provide meaningful input to Admission,  Review, and Dismissal (ARD) and Instructional Intervention Team (IIT) procedures. In additional they will be able to communicate assessment data about individual  student reading performances to parents. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Reading requirement for an initial certificate or renewal of a certificate in Early Childhood  Education, El- ementary Education, Special Education Generic Infant/Primary,  and Special Education Generic Elementary/Middle.  Prerequisite: EDUC-201. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-205   Materials for Reading
3 Credits

Students will use criteria consistent with findings of scientific  research to select, evaluate, and compare instructional programs and materials for teaching reading. Participants will become proficient in enabling students to become stra- tegic, fluent, and independent  readers using a variety of texts and other materials. They will be prepared to involve parents and members of the school and surrounding community to promote reading both inside and outside of school. This course  meets the Maryland  State Department of Education Reading requirement for an initial certificate or renewal of certificate in Early Childhood  Education, Elementar y Education, Special Education Generic Infant/Primary, and Special Education Generic Elementary/Middle. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-206   Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas, Part II for Regular and Special Education Teachers
3 Credits

Designed specifically  for individuals  seeking secondary certification, this course builds upon the foundational theories and knowledge of reading from the prerequisite course Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Area, Part I. Participants will  take theory into practice as they become familiar with and demonstrate best practices of how to integrate the teaching of read- ing of content area material with content-specific knowledge. Topics covered in this course will include  using assessment to know the learner, putting  metacognitive  theor y into  practice, and differentiating instruction for all students. Participants will leave the course with multiple hands-on strategies they can immediately  use to make content reading accessible and suc- cessful for their students. This course meets the Mar yland  State Department  of Education Reading requirement for an initial certificate or renewal of certificate in Secondary Education and Generic Special Education Secondary/Adult. Prerequisite: EDUC-202. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-212   Advanced Methods and
Materials in Early Childhood Education
3 Credits

This course is designed to expand and integrate the methods and materials presented in EDUC-
112 with program planning for young children. The  course  will emphasize collecting  and preparing a variety of activities and materials using a thematic approach to planning. The course will  present a variety of issues relevant to curriculum  planning in an early childhood program. Prerequisites: EDUC-111 and EDUC-112. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-230   Child Care Center
Administration and Management
3 Credits

This course is the study of practical application of management procedures for early care and education programs including the role of the administration, planning, operating, super vising, and evaluating programs. Special focus is on philosophy,  types of programs, policies,  fiscal management, regulations, staff selection, train- ing and management, food ser vice, equipment, materials and parent and community involve- ment.  Prerequisites:  EDUC-111 and  EDUC-112. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-240   Successful Classroom
Management
3 Credits

This course is designed to teach how to effec- tively manage a classroom for two through five year old children. The student will learn respect- ful ways to interact with young children during various scenarios. The student will be able to set up the physical environment, plan the schedule, incorporate  age-appropriate program planning, 
and learn strategies for working with parents and other staff members in a child care setting. Spe- cific behavior management techniques will be explored as they relate to dealing with children in a classroom setting. Prerequisites: EDUC-111 and EDUC-112. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-250   Advanced Practicum in
Early Childhood Development
4 Credits

This course is designed to teach the student how to implement and evaluate a quality child care program. Students are assigned to one child care setting where they will spend 9 hours per week. Students meet at the college every other week for two hours to discuss lecture topics and classroom obser vations and assignments. Pre- requisites:  EDUC-111, EDUC-112, and EDUC-150. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

EDUC-260   Educational Psychology
3 Credits

Educational Psychology is an advanced course which sur veys current  psychological  research and theory to address issues of teaching and learning. Instruction will focus on developmental theories, research methods, classroom manage- ment, and instructional techniques. The course will utilize  readings,  lectures,  guest speakers, and small group projects, and is well suited for anyone interested in learning more about chil- dren, schools, learning, and/or  teaching. This course  meets the Maryland  State Department of Education Human Learning requirement for an initial certificate or renewal of certificate in Early Childhood  Education, Elementary Educa- tion and Secondary Education. A 15-hour Field Experience  outside of class time is required. Students are placed in a Howard County Public School or may use a K-12 school  where  they are employed. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)

EDUC-265   Educational Assessment
3 Credits

Participants will explore the world of measure- ment, evaluation, and student performance  as it aligns with instruction and curriculum. Partici- pants will examine the role that validity, reliability, test bias, and item construction  play in ensuring a good and meaningful assessment instrument, and will become familiar with the concept of a formal testing program, which  encompasses state and  local  mandated  assessments. This course meets the Maryland  State Department of Education Assessment of Students requirement for an initial certificate or renewal of certificate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Edu- cation, and Secondary Education. This course also meets the MSDE Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques requirement for an initial certificate renewal of certificate in Generic Special Education Infant/Primary,  Ge- neric Special Education Elementary/Middle, and Generic Special Education Secondary/Adult. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-266   Methods of Teaching Early
Childhood and Elementary Education
3 Credits

This class prepares prospective and non-certified early childhood  and elementary school teachers to become reflective  teachers in a diverse society through knowledge of the subject matter, the curriculum, the learners, and teaching strategies. Opportunities will be provided for planning and practicing instruction based on a knowledge of the theory and research supporting the strategies and models used. Emphasis will be placed upon reflection on teaching and learning  events in classrooms and schools to encourage problem solving in collaboration with others. This course meets the Maryland  State Department of Educa- tion Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial certificate in Early Childhood  Education or Elementary Education. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-267   Methods of Teaching
Secondary Education
3 Credits

This course is designed to provide prospective and non-certified  secondar y school  teachers with knowledge of theory and teaching practices, current educational goals, both nationally and lo- cally, and trends in educational assessment and application. This knowledge will be used to plan, design and conduct effective instruction. Supple- mental  topics  will include multiculturalism, classroom management, and the inclusion of students with special needs. A 15-hour Field Experience  outside of class time is required. Students are placed in a Howard County Public School  or may use a K-12 school where they are employed. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial certificate in Secondary Education. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-290   Special Education General
Methods Birth-12th   Grade
3 Credits

Students will understand and use a variety of organizational, teaching, and classroom man- agement strategies. The  course will focus on effective practices in different  settings with all disability  groups, as well  as collaboration with other involved professionals and parents. This course  meets the Maryland  State Department of Education Curriculum and Methodology of Instruction requirement for an initial certificate in Generic  Special Education  Infant/Primar y, Elementary/Middle, and Generic Special Educa- tion Secondary/Adult. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-291   Special Education Methods
Birth-6th Grade
3 Credits

Students will develop knowledge and skills in planning lessons for diverse learners, teaching oral language, writing, reading, mathematics, and content area material to students with special needs in both early childhood, elementary, and middle  school settings. In addition, students will explore special topics including inclusion, transitioning, and social skills development. This course  meets the Maryland  State Department of Education Curriculum and Methodology of Instruction requirement for an initial certificate in Generic  Special Education  Infant/Primar y, Elementary/Middle School. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-292   Special Education Methods
6th  Grade–12th  Grade
3 Credits

This course presents current practices in teach- ing students with  special needs in grades  6 through  12. Students will review and demonstrate a variety of teaching techniques in the areas of functional skills, managing the learning environ- ment, reading, writing, mathematics, and the content areas. Special focus is placed on transi- tion education and services for adolescents. This course  meets the Maryland  State Department of Education Curriculum and Methodology of Instruction requirement for an initial certificate or renewal of certificate in Generic Special Education Secondary/Adult. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-293   Special Education
Assessment Part I Birth-12th Grade
3 Credits

This course provides students with the knowl- edge, professional ethics, conduct, and skills in selecting, administering,  interpreting,  diagnos- ing, reporting, using assessment tools and data, as well as monitoring and evaluating the instruc- tional  program using appropriate strategies of assessment. Legal perspectives and technical aspects of assessment tools, accommodations, modifications  and the computer  as a tool  for assessment, as well  as nondiscriminatory test- ing procedures will be examined. Students will demonstrate knowledge and apply standards and best practices of the trans-disciplinary  model of assessment in case studies and assessment simulations. Students will practice and master obser vational assessment techniques, curricu- lum-based assessment methods, and alternative assessment practices in role plays, case studies, and simulations. This course meets the Maryland State Department  of  Education  Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques require- ment for an initial certificate in Generic Special Education Infant/Primar y, Elementar y/Middle School, and Secondary/Adult. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-294   Special Education
Assessment Part II Birth-12th   Grade
3 Credits

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills in assessment, administration,  inter- pretation, programming, and alignment of test data with teaching standards and high stakes testing programs. Trends in informal assessment, obser vation techniques, family  assessment, vocational assessment, work  sample analysis, task analysis, portfolios and teacher made tests will be explored  and practiced in case studies, simulations and role plays. Students will develop skills in the use of common  as- sessment instruments and the interpretation of assessment reports that include  data related to measures of general intelligence, adaptive be- havior, emotional  status, general achievement, reading, writing  and mathematics, as well  as early childhood  and vocational/transitioning assessments. Students will demonstrate  assess- ment administration skills and competencies in role plays, simulations and case study activities. Students will develop teacher-made checklists, rubrics and Likert scales, and practice interpret- ing assessment data as it relates to diagnostic and prescriptive educational programming and evaluation. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Assessment, Diagno- sis, and Prescriptive Techniques requirement  for an initial certificate in Generic Special Education Infant/Primary, Elementary/Middle School, and Secondary/Adult. (3 hours weekly)

EDUC-297   Field Experience: Introduction to Special Education
1 Credit

This is a field-based course that provides the opportunity to explore the theories learned regarding  the  various  t ypes of  exceptional children.  Students will analyze  the  various exceptionalities in the assigned classroom and the influence of these on learning. Prerequisite: This course is only available to those students who have successfully completed the equivalent of Introduction  to Special Education at another higher education institution but who have not completed 15 hours of field experience as part of that course.

EDUC-298   Field Experience: Educational Psychology
1 Credit

This is a field-based course that provides the opportunity to apply the theories and methods learned regarding best practices for teaching and learning. Students will analyze a variety of learner characteristics, learning environment, and instructional techniques that influence aca- demic achievement as is appropriate for age/ grade level and professional specialization. Pre- requisite: This course is only available to those students who have successfully completed the equivalent of Educational Psychology at another higher education institution but who have not completed 15 hours of field experience as part of that course.

EDUC-299   Field Experience: Methods of Teaching Secondary Education
1 Credit

This is a field-based course that provides the opportunity to apply the theories and methods learned regarding teaching practices, education- al goals, and trends in educational assessment. Students will analyze instructional  practices as they relate to teaching and learning as is ap- propriate for age/grade level and professional specialization. Prerequisite: This course is only available to those students who have successfully completed the equivalent of Methods of Teaching Secondary Education at another higher educa- tion institution but who have not completed 15 hours of field experience as part of that course.

 


 


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST