20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog, last updated July 29, 2020

22. 2020-2021 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

22.37. PED - PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

PED 1002

Introduction to Education

2 Hours

This course is an orientation to the teaching profession as explained from a Christian world view.  Students will study selected issues and trends in modern education, a study which will continue into the next required course in the School of Education: PED 3003 – Foundations of Education.  Students will write a first version of their philosophy of education, a required component in the professional portfolio that is assembled throughout the student’s tenure at Bacone.  Students who have not already taken the Learning Styles Inventory will take it during this class.  Students will be encouraged to begin the process of admission to the Teacher Education Program by obtaining an OSBI records check, and by preparing for the OGET, an examination required for Oklahoma teacher certification.  There is no prerequisite for this class. 

 

PED 1012

OGET Preparation

2 Hours

The purpose of this course is to prepare teacher candidates for the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET). The OGET is designed to identify those teacher candidates who have demonstrated the level of general education knowledge and skills required for entry-level teachers in the state of Oklahoma. The OGET is used to measure teacher candidate’s knowledge of general education and skills, including critical thinking, computation and communication. This course will include test taking skills. Candidates will learn test-taking skills along with a review of content knowledge expected for this exam. (Elective)

Prerequisite: PED 1002 Introduction to Education.

 

PED 2002

Educational Technology

2 Hours

This course provides students with knowledge of current technology available for use in the classroom and with strategies for integrating technology across the curriculum, regardless of teaching field. Special attention will be given to the Microsoft Office Suite, software evaluation, web page design, Internet protocol and Internet searching as it applies to educational research.

Prerequisite: PED 1002 Introduction to Education.

 

PED 2102

Legal Issues in Education

2 Hours

This course introduces the teacher candidate to the law and its application and interpretation as it applies to teachers, students, schools, coaches, and education. Prerequisite: PED 1002 Introduction to Education

 

PED 2103

  Social Studies Survey I for Teacher Education

 3 Hours

This course will examine history and how historians study the past to understand their place in time and location. A knowledge base of historical content will be drawn from United State History providing the basis for which candidates develop historical understanding and competence in ways of historical thinking to also include geographical, economical, governmental, and civic understandings.   Candidates will evaluate evidence, develop comparative and causal historical understanding, and competence in ways of historical thinking, examine the spatial contexts of people, places, and environments, provide knowledge of Earth’s physical and human systems and the interdependency of living things, and physical environments, provide information about how people attempt to satisfy their wants and helps them employ logical reasoning in thinking about economic issues. In addition, candidates will develop knowledge and understanding of civics and government in order to provide understand of the role of informed, responsible participation in political life by competent citizens committed to the fundamental values and principles of American Constitutional democracy.

 

PED 2203

  Social Studies Survey II for Teacher Education

 3 Hours

This course will examine history and how historians study the past to understand their place in time and location. A knowledge base of historical content will be drawn from World History providing the basis for which candidates develop historical understanding and competence in ways of historical thinking to include geographical, economical, and governmental understandings.   Candidates will evaluate evidence, develop comparative and causal historical understanding, and competence in various ways of historical thinking.

 

PED 2431

Special Studies/Education Club

1 Hour

The purpose of this organization is to facilitate communication and support among students interested in the teaching profession. The goal is to sponsor various professional activities and social events so that students will be able to share ideas about teaching and interact with professionals in the field. Also, the club will provide opportunities for participation in educational and volunteer work on campus and in the surrounding community. Elective, may be used twice for a total of 2 credits.

 

PED 2603

Human Growth and Development

3 Hours

This course is a study of the human development from conception through adolescence.  Emphasis is placed upon the developmental phases of children and adolescents and the interrelationships among various aspects of development  physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual  and emphasizing the many factors influencing development.   Prerequisite:  PED 1002. PASS-PORT Portfolio required.

 

PED 3003

Foundations of Education

3 Hours

This course examines teaching as a profession and views education from sociological, organizational, historical, philosophical, and program development perspectives. In addition to regular course assignments, students enrolled in this course will work with the Chair of the Department of Teacher Education to fulfill requirements for admission into Bacone’s School of Education. Prerequisite: PED 1002 Introduction to Education.

 

PED 3103

Educational Psychology

3 Hours

This course provides an overview of the historical and current research and theories of effective teaching and learning in Preschool through grade 12. A major focus will be relating theory to practice, constructing appropriate lesson plans, developing an understanding of authentic assessment, student diversity and reflective practice. Prerequisites: All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA

 

PED 3113

Multicultural Education

3 Hours

This course introduces the major goals, principles, and concepts of multicultural education with emphasis on clarifying key concepts and terminology, discovering multiple perspectives in culture and history, understanding cultural and individual differences in teaching and learning, and becoming a multicultural teacher. Prerequisite: All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA

 

 

PED 3202

HPE for the Elementary Teacher

2 Hours

This course examines methods and curricula HPE designed to help teachers implement and integrate health and physical education within the elementary classroom. Emphasis is given to the development of the knowledge, skills, and techniques involved in motor learning, games, and activities used in PK-8 grades appropriated to growth and development. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education, 2.5 GPA,  PASS-PORT Portfolio and Criminal History required.

 

 

 

PED 3203

Education of the Exceptional Child

3 Hours

This course is a general introduction to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education. Emphasis will be placed on classroom practices, as well as the psychological, sociological, and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness. Prerequisite: Prerequisite:  All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA

 

PED 3303

Classroom/Behavior Management

3 Hours

This course focuses on how to create a learning environment in the classroom that encourages positive social interaction, self-motivation, and active engagement in meaningful and purposeful learning. Prerequisites All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA

 

PED 4202

Educational Seminar

2 Hours

Student Teaching is designed to provide opportunities for teacher candidates to develop and demonstrate their competency as a professional educator in the actual classroom (grades 1-3) working with an experienced mentor teacher and college supervisor. Students must enroll in ELE 4115, ELE 4215 and PED 4202 concurrently. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bacone Teacher Education Program. All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA

 

 

PED 4253

Adolescent Psychology

3 Hours

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive developmental changes that occur during adolescence.  A particular emphasis will be placed on individual aspects of development, the contexts and social spheres that shape that development and behavioral problems of adolescence that result from bio-psychosocial interactions in development.  Patterns of continuity and transitions of adolescence in both group and individual patterns of development will also be addressed. Prerequisite: All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above and 2.75 GPA