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EDM505 Classroom Applications of Technology (2)
This course introduces students to the utilization of technology and multimedia as part of the educational process. Laboratory experiences are included. The course will focus on technological solutions necessary for a professional career as a teacher.

EDM510 History and Philosophy of American Education (2)
In this course students will examine the field of teaching as a profession and of schooling as it currently functions in the United States. The course will focus on inquiry into contemporary educational theory and practice and will examine important issues facing the educator in a complex society. This course provides an opportunity to clarify attitudes and values, enabling each candidate to attain a more comprehensive perspective of his/her profession and professional responsibility.

EDM511 Human Development, Behavior, and Learning (2)
This course entails development through the life span: physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personal development. Special emphasis is given to these areas as they relate to children in school and to the adults who influence them. This course requires candidates in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program to obtain five (5) field experience hours as designated by the course syllabus which is in compliance with 16 KAR 5:040 Section 3.

EDM512 Methods of Effective Classroom Instruction for P-12, 5-12, MG/Sec Students (3)
In this course students learn about effective classroom methods and instructional strategies. It requires development of lesson plans, presenting lessons, and critical analysis of demonstrated lesson plans. It combines seminar format and content area field experience. Candidates must also shadow teachers in their content area, and reflect upon the various strategies and methods being used. This course requires candidates in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program to obtain fifteen (15) field experience hours as designated by the course syllabus which is in compliance with 16 KAR 5:040 Section 3.

EDM515 Classroom Management and Discipline (2)
This course explores recent research and theory related to planning, organizing, and managing student learning and behavior in the classroom. Students will demonstrate effective classroom management and disciplinary teachings. This course requires candidates in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program to obtain fifteen (15) field experience hours as designated by the course syllabus which is in compliance with 16 KAR 5:040 Section 3.

EDM517 Exceptionalities and Schooling (2)
An overview of identification, evaluation, and placement procedures for exceptional learners. Other topics will include the principles and procedures for adapting educational programs to accommodate the integration of exceptional children in the regular classroom, the identification of educationally relevant special education methods and materials, modification of the curriculum and classroom environment and utilization of supportive sources and personnel, including teachers. Legal requirements are addressed. This course requires candidates in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program to obtain five (5) field experience hours as designated by the course syllabus which is in compliance with 16 KAR 5:040 Section 3.

EDM518 Multicultural Education (2)
This course addresses the role cultural identity plays in students' experiences in schools and how theories of prejudice, feminism, and cultural diversity can help explain patterns of behavior in schools. Students are encouraged to self-assess values, attitudes, and dispositions. Students will examine curricular changes necessary to address inclusion of all students in today's schools. This course requires candidates in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program to obtain eight (8) field experience hours as designated by the course syllabus which is in compliance with 16 KAR 5:040 Section 3.

EDM520 Teaching Writing and Reading across the Disciplines (3)
This course introduces prospective middle and secondary teachers to the theories, practices, and approaches for improving content acquisition (primarily non-fiction) using literacy strategies. The course focuses on assignment and lesson development and strategies for improving understanding through reading and writing.

EDM528A Curriculum Design and Assessment (2)
This course applies principles and strategies for effective middle/secondary teaching. Students will study methods of research and assessment including Kentucky's Common Core State Standards and state assessment process. Course content will address varied assessment procedures including testing, measurement, and statistics.

EDM528B Action Research (1)
This course builds upon information acquired in EDM 528A and emphasizes action research. Candidates will be introduced to action research and will apply action research methods in a classroom setting using data collected during the current semester. They will develop a final project to share their research findings.

EDM535 Supervised Teaching Experience (12)
This class is designed for MAT candidates in the Traditional Program (Track II) who are engaged in the student teaching experience. It utilizes a seminar format where candidates share their actual teaching experience and finalize their professional portfolio. Candidates observe, participate, and gain actual teaching experience under the direction of the cooperating teacher and the supervisor of student teaching. Candidates will complete a full semester assignment.

EDM536A Mentored Teaching I (6)
Candidates in Track I who have a teaching position under the Alternative Route, Option 6, participate in this class which utilizes a seminar format. Candidates will be mentored by an experienced teacher who will model and demonstrate effective skills in working with students, serve as a mentor/coach, and assist TMC faculty in monitoring the progress of the candidate's teaching skills. This section of Mentored Teaching occurs during the first semester of the program for Track I candidates and provides additional time with an experienced MAT faculty member to reflect upon their teaching experience and to practice effective teaching strategies.

EDM536B Mentored Teaching II (4)
This is a continuation of EDM 536A for candidates in Track I who are in their second semester under the Alternative Route, Option 6, who are continuing their teaching positions. Candidates continue to be mentored by an experienced teacher who will model effective teaching skills, serve as a mentor/coach, and assist TMC faculty in monitoring the progress of the candidate's overall effectiveness as a teacher. This section of Mentored Teaching occurs during the second semester of the program for Track I candidates and provides additional time with an experienced MAT faculty member to reflect upon their teaching experience and to continue practice of effective teaching strategies.

EDM536C Mentored Teaching III (0-4)
This is a continuation of EDU 536B for candidates in Track I who are in their third and fourth semesters under the Alternative Route, Option 6, who are continuing their teaching positions. Candidates register for this course as a non-credit class in the first-semester of their second year so that continuity is maintained with the mentor. Candidates register for this class for credit in their final semester, and credit is awarded at the end of the spring semester of the second year. Candidates continue to be monitored by the mentor teacher and the TMC faculty member assigned to this section. Candidates finalize their professional portfolio during the second semester of their second year and make a formal presentation as part of this course.

EDM551 Field Studies Component (2)
This is a practicum course and provides practice in planning and implementing instructional strategies with middle/secondary level students. This course requires candidates in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program to obtain thirty (30) field experience hours as designated by the course syllabus which is in compliance with 16 KAR 5:040 Section 3.