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ED544 Educational Technology (3)

This course examines best practices for incorporating educational technology in the classroom. Includes strategies for

using technology in the teaching/learning process, assessing student learning, and communicating with stakeholders

(parents, colleagues, administration, and community members). Students will learn best practices regarding selection

and evaluation of specific hardware and applications, and will develop a plan to implement those in their teaching

practice.

ED546 Teaching Online (3)

The course provides an overview of principles and best practices for teaching online. Students will examine topics such

as establishing classroom community, designing and developing courses, selecting effective learning activities, facilitating

learning and discussion, managing and motivating learners, and assessing learning in the online classroom.

ED550 Teaching Strategies for English Learners (2)*

A professional education course that presents the concepts, methods, and skills for teaching English to speakers of

other languages in regular classrooms. Emphasis is on the principles of first and second language acquisition, assessment

of student learning, and how to provide comprehensible input. Includes the history and current practices of language

teaching and addresses cultural issues related to learning. (Course fee $20.)

Prerequisite: admission to the Teaching Credential

Program.

ED552 Educational Guidance & Counseling (3)

This course provides an overview of educational guidance and counseling, focusing on the job duties of the school

counselor. Students will examine topics such as the roles and functions of counselors in various settings, principles and

skills of counseling (including biblical principles), services offered by counselors, and ethics and professional issues in

educational counseling. Students will develop a greater understanding of the professional skills, duties, and obligations

of the school counselor.

ED554 Educational Administration (3)

This course provides an overview of educational administration, focusing on the job duties of the school site

administrator (assistant principal and principal). Students will examine topics such as the roles and functions of site

administrators in various settings, principles and leadership skills of administration (including biblical principles),

responsibilities and duties of administrators, and ethics and professional issues in educational administration. Students

will develop a greater understanding of the professional skills, duties, and obligations of the school site administrator.

ED556 Christian School Administration (3)

This course provides an overview of Christian school administration, focusing on the job duties of the administrator at

various levels (dean, director, assistant principal, principal or head of school, and superintendent). Students will examine

topics such as the roles and functions of administrators in various settings, principles and leadership skills of

administration (including biblical principles), responsibilities and duties of administrators, and ethics and professional

issues in Christian school administration. Students will develop a greater understanding of the professional skills, duties,

and obligations of the Christian school administrator.

ED558 International Education (3)

This course provides an overview of principles, practices, and issues related to education in international settings

(settings other than the United States). Students will explore topics such as educational systems in other countries,

“American schools” or Western education in other countries, socio-cultural and linguistic factors influencing education

in other countries, and teaching practice in international contexts.

ED560 Differentiation for Exceptional Learners (3)*

A professional education course that presents the concepts, methods, and skills for teaching English to speakers of

other languages in regular classrooms. Emphasis is on the principles of first and second language acquisition, assessment

of student learning, and how to provide comprehensible input. Includes the history and current practices of language