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Elementary Education (ELED)


 320. Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Emergent Reader (2) (F, W, S) Theory and methods of teaching handwriting, spelling, listening, oral and written communication, and grammar are emphasized in this course. (Prerequisite or corequisite: EDU 312)
 
 333. Developing an Effective School Culture (2) (F, W, S) Students explore principles for developing personal leadership and how to apply these principles by helping others develop personal leadership. Drawing from the best practices of successful educators around the world, students will develop critical thinking skills and effective leadership to help create a more effective school culture.
 

343. PE & Health Methods for Elementary Teachers (2) (F, W, S) This course is designed to prepare elementary teachers to understand and apply different methods of teaching physical education, health and rhythmic movement/dance to children in their classrooms related to Hawaii State Curriculum Standards. In this interdisciplinary course a variety  of skills and fundamentals applicable to all elementary school levels will be covered. (Prerequisite: EDU 212).

347. Math Methods for Elementary Teachers, Part 1 (2) (F, W, S) Students examine elementary mathematics from a theoretical and practical background, focusing on the early learner, Kindergarten through Second Grade.  Emphasis will be placed on applying research-based strategies, using manipulatives to establish a solid math foundation for later grades. (Prerequisite or corequisite EDU 312)

360. Science Methods for Elementary Teachers (3) (F, W, S) Students examine the teaching of elementary science from a theoretical and practical background including the use of state guidelines. Emphasis is placed on the discovery approach using hands-on experiences. (Prerequisite or corequisite: EDU 312)

369. Writing Methods for Elementary Teachers (3) (F, W, S) Writing Methods for Elementary Teachers addressing the theory and practice of teaching writing to elementary students. (Prerequisite: EDU 212)

378. Music Methods for Elementary Teachers (1) (F, W) Introduction to fundamentals of music theory, developing the child's voice, establishing a classroom environment for musical development with emphasis on appropriate musical experiences, resources, and teaching strategies. (Prerequisite: EDU 212.)

379. Social Studies Content for Elementary Teachers (2) (F, W, S) An introduction to Social Studies topics associated with a K-6 curriculum.  The course covers basic overviews of US History, key World History time periods, economic terms, government themes, particularly the US Constitution, geography and behavioral sciences. (Prerequisite: EDU 212.)

380. Multicultural Education, the Constitution and Social Studies Methods for the Elementary Teacher (3) (F, W, S) Theoretical and practical background for teaching social studies in the elementary school. Emphasis is placed on the multicultural component in the public schools. Basic principles of democracy embedded in the United States Constitution are studied with application for the elementary school population. (Prerequisite or corequisite: EDU 312)

390R. Special Topics in Elementary Education (1-3) (Variable).

421. Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Fluent Reader (3) (F, W, S) Theory of the nature of reading, methods and approaches to teaching reading, reading readiness, phonics, word recognition, comprehension, assessment, and recreational reading are emphasized in this course. (Prerequisite: EDU 312, ELED 320, and corequisite ELED 491 (except non-certification track))

430. Classroom Management (2) (F, W, S) An in-depth study of effective classroom management practices in the public school classroom. Emphasis will be placed on specific applications in the classroom for the master teacher. (Prerequisite: EDU 312, and corequisite SCED 491 (except non-certification track))

451. Mathematics Methods for the Elementary Teacher, Part 2 (3) (F, W, S) Students build on the foundation learned in Part 1, examining elementary mathematics from a theoretical and practical background, focusing on the upper elementary learner, Third through Sixth Grade.  Emphasis will be placed on applying research-based strategies, using manipulatives to establish a solid math foundation for the upper elementary grades. (Prerequisites: EDU 312, ELED 347, and corequisite ELED 491 (except non-certification track))

491. Observation and Practicum (3) (F, W, S) Students work under the tutelage of a University Supervisor and a Cooperating Teacher in elementary schools demonstrating pedagogy learned in methods courses. Seminar attendance required. (Prerequisite: EDU 312 and corequisites ELED 421, ELED 430, ELED 451, and formal admission to the School of Education)

492. Student Teaching (12) (F, W, S) Supervised teaching in the elementary schools. Seminar attendance required. Successful completion of PRAXIS series required for U.S. licensees. (Prerequisites: ELED 491 and formal admission to the School of Education.)

493. Student Teaching (6) (S) Continuation of student teaching designed to provide additional grade experiences in elementary education. Seminar attendance required. (Prerequisite: ELED 492.)