Department of Education: Health, Physical, and Teacher
ED 102 Foundations of Education 3 Cr
An introductory course for prospective teachers that provides a broad
intellectual structure for understanding the nature of the school as a
social institution, the teaching profession as a potential career, and
themselves as prospective teachers. Students will explore: 1) a variety of
social, political, economic, legal, and philosophical variables that have
made the American public school what it is today, 2) the connections
between historical and contemporary educational issues, and 3) the
potential impact of their own temperaments, talents, and motivations,
upon their satisfaction and effectiveness as teachers. Students will be
introduced to the conceptual framework and the portfolio assessment
process that guides teacher education at Carroll College. A twenty(20)
hour practicum experience in a public school classroom is required.
Each semester. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.
ED 212 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3 Cr
An inspection of the scope and sequence of the elementary curriculum
and possible models for classroom structure, identification of resource
materials and teaching aids, and an emphasis on the techniques and
methods in teaching problem-solving skills. Each student must make a
classroom presentation with emphases on drill and the use of concrete
aids to help teach a particular skill from the elementary curriculum.
Prerequisite: MA 201-202 (May be taken concurrently). Spring
ED 228 Children’s Literature 3 Cr
Students read, listen to, and evaluate a wide variety of fiction and
nonfiction literature published for or enjoyed by children. Techniques
for teaching literature and using literature in other content areas are
discussed and presented. Spring semester.
ED/PSY 229 Educational Psychology 3 Cr
A study of the psychological theories and principles that affect teaching
and learning in educational environments. The focus of this course is
on the theories and methods associated with the process of learning
as well as the application of this knowledge in a variety of classroom
environments. Prerequisite: PSY 105, PSY 227, PSY 228, or a PSY
course approved by the instructor. Each semester.
ED 245 Diversity Field Experience 1 Cr
This field placement must be in a school setting comprised of a diverse
K-8 or 5-12 student population, and be for a minimum of thirty hours.
Students will work with their education advisers to identify appropriate
settings and to develop a proposal for the field experience. The proposal
must be submitted to the Director of Teacher Education by September
1 for spring semester or by April 1 for fall semester. Prerequisites:
Enrolled in a major that leads to teacher licensure and the student’s
proposal for placement must have been approved. Each semester.
ED 305 Classroom Management 2 Cr
This course is designed to assist the student in developing a knowledge
base and skills in the area of classroom management. Both group and
individual behavior management techniques will be addressed.
Prerequisite: Conconcurrent enrollment with ED 323/325 or ED 318. Fall
ED 312 Elementary Science and Social Studies 4 Cr
A course designed to help the preservice teacher develop a defensible
rationale for making curricular and instructional decisions concerning
the substance of instruction, techniques of instruction, and evaluation
practices as unique to the teaching of elementary social studies and science.
This course combines lecture and laboratory in which students
will study science and social studies curricula, the planning and design
of hands-on activities and materials, and teaching both content and
process. In addition, students will be exposed to the metric system
of measurement. Prerequisites: A lab course in at least two of the
following science disciplines: physical, life and earth science. Spring
ED 318 Content Area Reading andSecondary Methods 3-4 Cr
This course considers classroom planning, lesson presentation skills,
and instructional equipment and materials. Students study the development
of listening, speaking, vocabulary, reading, and writing, and
learn assessment techniques as well as strategies to improve study skills,
writing, and reading, while teaching content areas. Students analyze
text and electronic reading materials used in content areas. Forty-five
hours of experience in an assigned public school observation at the
fifth or sixth grade level will be assigned observations in the seventh
through 12th grade levels. Students with no fifth or sixth grade observation
must complete their exploratory at the fifth or sixth grade
level. This course can be taken with exploratory for 4 credits and for
3 credits without exploratory. Students seeking a Reading K-12 minor
may take this course for 3 credits, all others must take it for 4 credits.
Prerequisite: ED/PSY 229 and admission to the teacher education
program. Fall semester.
ED 320 Art Education in the Elementary School 2 Cr
This course provides knowledge and appreciation of art instructional
methods necessary to 1) teach the K-8 students the basic elements
and principles of artistic design, 2) develop in the K-8 student an appreciation
of the role of cultural heritage in the visual environment,
3) understand the stages of creative development in children, and 4)
establish an appropriate art curriculum. Spring semester.
ED 323 Teaching the Communication Arts I 2 Cr
Students focus on the development, curriculum, instruction, and
assessment of writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and thinking.
Methods, materials, techniques, and strategies for teaching all of the
communication arts are presented and discussed. Prerequisite: ED/PSY
229, concurrent enrollment in ED 325, and admission to the Department
of Education: Health, Physical, and Teacher. Fall semester.
ED 324 Corrective and Remedial Reading 2 Cr
This course is designed to prepare the classroom teacher to assess
children’s reading levels and provide instruction for the corrective and
remedial reader using appropriate methods. Students are required to
complete a clinical experience. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better
in ED 325 or ED 318. Spring semester.
ED 325 Teaching the Communication Arts II 3 Cr
Methods, materials, techniques, and strategies for teaching reading will
be presented. The students will study word recognition, comprehension,
and metacognition teaching strategies as well as emergent literacy.
One-third of this course is devoted to public school classroom work
which will be arranged and required for each student. Prerequisites:
ED/PSY 229, concurrent enrollment in ED 323, and admission to
the Department of Education: Health, Physical, and Teacher. Fall
ED 329 Music Education in the Elementary School 3 Cr
This course is designed to prepare the elementary teacher to incorporate
music into the classroom setting. Students will learn the fundamentals
of music, develop music skills, and survey music teaching methods.
The course includes a study of musical concepts, repertoire of children’s
songs, and basic skills on classroom instruments. Students must provide
their own guitar. Fall semester.
ED 344 Secondary Social Studies 2 Cr
This course is an examination of selected concepts and generalizations
of the social sciences that form the framework of contemporary
social studies curricula in the secondary school. Students will be asked
to develop a defensible rationale for making curricular and instructional
decisions concerning the substance of instruction, techniques
of instruction, and evaluation practices as unique to the social studies
classroom in grades five through 12. Prerequisite: A grade of “C”
or better in ED 318 or consent of instructor. Spring semester, oddnumbered
ED 346 Teaching Science in the Secondary School 2 Cr
This course will examine the techniques and materials used in teaching
the physical and biological sciences at the secondary level. Prerequisite:
A grade of “C” or better in ED 318 or consent of instructor. Spring
semester, even-numbered years.
ED 350 Middle School Teaching 3 Cr
This course looks at the sociological, psychological, historical, and philosophical
foundations of middle schools. In addition, middle school
program, organization, planning, curriculum, and evaluation will be
explored. Emphasis will be placed on developing an interdisciplinary
unit of study at the middle school level. Prerequisites: ED/PSY 229 and
junior/senior status. Offered Fall 2010, then even-numbered years.
ED/ENLE 365 Young Adult Literature 3 Cr
A study of literature written for young adults. Students will read, listen
to and evaluate a wide variety of literature published for or enjoyed
by young adult readers, including traditional folk tales, myths, and
legends; fantasy and realistic fiction; biography and autobiography;
and poetry. Students will also study techniques for teaching and using
literature in the 5-12 classroom. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE
200. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.
ED 403-404 Internship 5 Cr
A half-day, two-semester field experience program for qualified senior
students. The internship will be consecutive, beginning the fall semester
of the senior year and ending with the spring semester of the senior
year. Due to scheduling of course work, the first semester’s internship
is in the morning hours, while the second semester’s field experience
is completed in the afternoon. Prerequisite: ED 318 or ED 325, and
admission to student teaching. Offered annually.
ED 405 Education Seminar 1 Cr
A one-hour discussion of issues directly related to the professional
concerns of the classroom teacher. This seminar is required of all
individuals who will apply for teacher certification upon termination
of a preservice field experience. Successful completion of the seminar
will fulfill the comprehensive examination requirement for majors
in elementary education and social science for secondary education.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ED 403, ED 404, ED 408 or
ED 410, or consent of instructor. Those approved for student teaching
outside the Helena area take ED 405 in the semester prior to their
student teaching. Each semester.
ED 407 Organization & Administration of the Reading Program 2 Cr
This course develops skills for organizing, managing, and evaluating
reading programs for all children (K-12) and presents methods for
promoting staff, administration, and community support for reading
programs. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ED 403, ED 404,
ED 408 or ED 410. Each semester.
ED 408 Student Teaching in the Minor Area 5 Cr
For qualified students pursuing professional teacher licensing in a
minor endorsement area only, or seeking a second minor endorsement.
A full day, five-week directed teaching program in the student’s minor
area. The teaching candidate must not undertake any other duties or
college courses during the daytime teaching assignment; student teaching
is a full-time responsibility. The program is open to elementary and
secondary education majors who are pursuing a minor in a certifiable
area and may be completed in either the first or second semester of
the senior year. Prerequisite: ED 318 or ED 325, and admission to
student teaching. Each semester.
ED 410 Student Teaching 12 Cr
For qualified students pursing professional teacher licensing in a major,
or a major and minor endorsement, area of study. A full day, 15-week
directed teaching program in the student’s major and minor areas. The
teaching candidate must not undertake any other duties or college
courses during the daytime teaching assignment; student teaching
is a full-time responsibility. The program is open to elementary and
secondary education majors and may be completed in either the first
or second semester of the senior year. Prerequisite: ED 318 or ED 325,
and admission to student teaching. Each semester.
ED/ENLE 411 Teaching English on the Secondary Level 3 Cr
A study of the theories and methods for teaching the communication
arts in the secondary schools with special emphasis on teaching
literature and composition, as well as contemporary issues within
the profession. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in ED 318. Fall
semester; odd-numbered years
ED 412 Measurement & Assessment in Teaching 3 Cr
This course will look at the role of measurement and assessment in the
instructional process. Classroom tests and standardized tests will be
analyzed. Gathering, administering and interpreting assessment data
will be examined. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in ED 318 or
ED 325, if required, or consent of instructor. Spring semester.
ED 418 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School 3 Cr
Methods of teaching mathematics in grades five through 12. Emphasis
will be given to methods in teaching individual topics, the techniques
of problem-solving, models for classroom organization, evaluation of
different curricula, individual instruction, and examination of possible
aids (including the computer) for classroom instruction. Each student
must make classroom presentations using different teaching skills in
teaching topics from the secondary curriculum. Prerequisite: A grade
of “C” or better in ED 318. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.