20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog

24. 2020-2021 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

24.14. ECEL - EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

ECEL 2003

 Creative Experiences and Play

3 Hours

This course focuses on the role of art, music, dance, dramatics, creativity, and play experiences in the development of children. Through providing the basic tools and activities that teachers will need, this course will stimulate the learning process, enrich other subject areas, and provide creative expression, inquiry, and self-fulfillment. Emphasis is given to integration of these elements into the elementary classroom and curriculum. Prerequisite:  PED 1002     

 

ECEL 4103

 Integrated Curriculum and Assessment

3 Hours

This course provides teacher candidates with the knowledge base that will prepare them to understand, plan, and develop an integrated curriculum that includes appropriated assessments. Emphasis will also include evaluation of elementary curriculum and the role, function, and appropriate use of various assessment tools. Construction and evaluation of classroom tests; test values and limitations; evaluation and administration of standardized tests; portfolio development and evaluation; grading and reporting procedures. For teacher candidates admitted to the School of Education courses must be taken concurrently with ECEL 4203, ECEL 4303, and ECEL 4403.  Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and a 2.5 GPA.  PASS-PORT Portfolio and Criminal History required.

 

ECEL 4203

Social Studies Methods

3 Hours

This course is a study of the materials, activities, and instructional strategies for teaching social studies in the elementary school with emphasis on best practice based on current research, theory and national social studies standards. National standards and state achievement skills are examined in light of curriculum development, instruction, and assessment. Emphasis is on interdisciplinary construction and authentic assessment strategies to inform instruction. For ECH and ELE teacher candidates admitted to the School of Education this course must be taken concurrently with ECEL 4103, and ECH 4203. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and 2.5 GPA. PASS-PORT Portfolio and Criminal History required.

 

ECEL 4303

Science Methods

3 Hours

This course is a study of the materials, activities, and instructional strategies for teaching science in the elementary school with emphasis on best practice based on current research, theory and national science standards. National standards and state achievement skills are examined in light of curriculum development, instruction, and assessment. Emphasis is on interdisciplinary construction and authentic assessment strategies to inform instruction. For ECH and ELE teacher candidates admitted to the School of Education this course must be taken concurrently with ECEL 4103, and ECH 4403. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and 2.5 GPA.  PASS-PORT Portfolio and Criminal History required. 

 

 

ECEL 4403

Math Methods

3 Hours

This course is a study of the materials, activities, and instructional strategies for teaching mathematics in the elementary school with emphasis on best practice based on current research, theory and national mathematics standards. National standards and state achievement skills are examined in light of curriculum development, instruction, and assessment. Emphasis is on interdisciplinary construction and authentic assessment strategies to inform instruction. For ECH and ELE teacher candidates admitted to the School of Education this course must be taken concurrently with ECEL 4103, ECH 4203, and ECH 4203. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and 2.5 GPA. PASS-PORT Portfolio and Criminal History required.