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EDUC 444B - Be the Change You Want to See: Active Citizenship in a Multicultural World
Credits: 4.00
This is a first-year inquiry course intended primarily for students participating in the Common Purposes residential living program. The course offers multidisciplinary content focused on active citizenship in a pluralistic democracy. The primary organizing concept of the course is community; assignments focus on deliberative dialogue, public reasoning , collective action, and social justice. The course is taught as a seminar and includes on-campus and off-campus applied projects.

EDUC #451 - Welding and Fabrication Technology
Credits: 4.00
Processes and procedures of welding including: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW), Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting (OFC-A), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) and Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Welding metallurgy and control of distortion. Special fee. Prereq: permission. 2 lec/2-hr rec.

EDUC 461 - Internal Combustion Engines I
Credits: 4.00
Internal combustion engines (spark-ignited and diesel) and their subsystems with emphasis on their design, how they function, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting. 2 lec/2-hr rec.

EDUC 462 - Internal Combustion Engines II
Credits: 4.00
Advanced engine principles and theory. Detailed major failure analysis and overhaul techniques. Prereq: permission, AM 261, AOE 461, or EDUC 461. 2 lec/2 rec.

EDUC 470 - Residential Electricity
Credits: 2.00
Electrical principles, laws, and installation with emphasis on the National Electrical Code. While modeled at the residential level, concepts and terminology will be applicable to the commercial and light industrial sectors as well. Concepts and methodologies will be supported with design and when appropriate, hands-on application to enhance the learning environment. 2 lec/2-hr rec. (half semester course.) No credit earned if credit earned for the second half of CT 227.

EDUC 475 - Building Science/Residential Construction
Credits: 4.00
Studies the interrelationship of physical principles that affect the functionality and life span of a building. The materials and methodologies of residential construction. 3 lec/2-hr lab. Special fee.

EDUC 500 - Exploring Teaching
Credits: 4.00
For students considering a teaching career. In-school experiences to develop introductory skills in teaching. On-site seminars for analysis and evaluation. Assessment and advising related to teaching as a career. Prerequisite for further work toward teacher licensure. Minimum of 7 hours a week, plus travel time, required. Prereq: permission. Cr/F.

EDUC 506 - Service Learning Experiences in Literacy
Credits: 1.00
Supports students engaged in school-based literacy tutoring as service learning experiences. Explores tutoring methods in literacy, community/school service, and contemporary issues in education. May be repeated to six credits, one credit per semester. Prereq: permission required. Cr/F.

EDUC 507 - Mentoring Adolescents
Credits: 2.00
This seminar is intended for undergraduate men and women who are mentoring local middle-school students on a weekly basis. The mentoring involves minimally tutoring the mentees once a week at their schools. The seminar meets twice a month for two hours. Additionally, one tutoring session a month is reserved for a focus group discussion involving the mentors and their mentees at the school site. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

EDUC 520 - Education, Poverty, and Development
Credits: 4.00
An examination of the human and institutional relationships among education, poverty, and social development. This course will emphasize the ways in which access to universal, effective education is correlated with the incidence of childhood poverty and its reduction in the US and selected countries in the developed and developing world. Interactive, discussion-based clases. Prior coursework in social or political sciences, economics, international affairs, heatlh sciences, or related fields suggested. Not open to freshmen. 4 credits.

EDUC 556 - Mentoring Adolescents with Disabilities in the Transition to Work
Credits: 2.00
This course introduces undergraduates to a mentoring experience with an adolescent with a disability in a supportive setting. Students develop a beginning understanding of disabilities and the impact those disabilities might have on learning; the development of work related skills; and the importance of natural supports within the work environment. Each mentor/mentee relationship will be individualized based on the needs of the participants.

EDUC 694 - Courses in Supervised Teaching
Credits: 8.00
Supervised Teaching of Music. Cr/F. Supervised Teaching of Adult and Occupational Education. Cr/F. Supervised Teaching of Mathematics. Cr/F.

EDUC 694D - Courses in Supervised Teaching
Credits: 4.00
Supervised teaching of Kinesiology. Cr/F.

EDUC 700 - Educational Structure and Change
Credits: 4.00
Organization, structure, and function of American schools; historical, political, social and cross-cultural perspectives; nature and processes of change in education. A) Educational Structure and Change; B) Education in America: Backgrounds, Structure, and Function; C) Governance of American Schools; D) School and Cultural Change; F) Social Perspectives of Conflict in the Schools; G) Nature and Processes of Change in Education; H) What is an Elementary School?; I) Schooling for the Early Adolescent; J) Curriculum Structure and Change; K) Stress and Educational Organizations. Candidates teacher licensure must take either 4-credit course 700A, or 2 credits each of 700F and and 700C. Prereq: for teacher licensure: EDUC 500 and junior status. Prereq: for students not seeking teacher licensure: instructor permission. Writing intensive.

EDUC 701 - Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology
Credits: 4.00
Child development through adolescence, learning theory, cognitive psychology, research in teaching and teacher effectiveness, cross-cultural variability, and evaluation-- all applied to problems of classroom and individual teaching and learning. A) Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology; B) Human Development: Educational Psychology; C) Human Learning: Educational Psychology; D) Developmental Basis of Learning and Emotional Problems; E) Learning Theory, Modification of Behavior, and Classroom Management; F) Cognitive and Moral Development; G) Evaluating Classroom Learning; H) Deliberate Psychological Education; I) Sex Role Learning and School Achievement; J) The Development of Thinking. Each semester 2-credit and 4-credit courses are offered. 2-credit courses emphasize either development or learning. Candidates for teacher licensure are required to have the 4-credit course (701A) or 2 credits each of 701B and 701C. Prerequisite for teacher licensure: EDUC 500 and junior status. Prerequisite for students not seeking teacher licensure: instructor permission and junior status. 701A has a special fee when taught in Manchester. Writing intensive.

EDUC 703 - Alternative Teaching Models
Credits: 2.00 or 4.00
Basic teaching models, techniques of implementation, and relationships to curricula. A) Alternative Teaching Models; B) Curriculum Planning for Teachers; C) Alternative Strategies for Maintaining Classroom Control; D) Social Studies Methods for Middle and High School Teachers; F) Teaching Elementary School Science; G) Language Arts for Elementary Teachers; H) Experiential Curriculum; I) Children with Special Needs; Teaching Strategies for the Classroom Teacher; K) Writing across the Curriculum; L) Learning and LOGO; M) Teaching Elementary School Social Studies. 2-credit and 4-credit courses are offered. Teacher education students should be aware of the specific course(s) required for their licensure area. EDUC 703F and M are required for elementary education candidates. EDUC 703D is required for social studies candidates. EDUC 791 is required for science candidates. For all other secondary education candidates, the appropriate methods course in the department of major is required. See the Schoolhouse Book for specific course listings. Prerequisite for teacher licensure: EDUC 500 and junior status. Prerequisite for students not seeking teacher licensure: instructor permission and junior status. 703F has a special fee when taught in Manchester.

EDUC 705 - Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education
Credits: 4.00
Students formulate, develop, and evaluate their own educational principles, standards, and priorities. Alternative philosophies of education; contemporary issues. A) Contemporary Educational Perspectives; B) Controversial and Ethical Issues in Education; D) Concepts of Teaching: Differing Views; E) Curriculum Theory and Development; F) Readings on Educational Perspectives; G) Philosophy of Education; I) Education as a Form of Social Control; K) Schooling and the Rights of Children; L) Education, Inequality, and the Meritocracy; M) Readings and Philosophies of Outdoor Education; N) Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education; O) Classrooms: The Social Context; P) Teaching: The Social Context; Q) School and Society. 2-credit and 4-credit courses are offered. Candidates for teacher licensure must choose either 4-credit course 705A, 705B, or 705Q. Prerequisite for teacher licensure: EDUC 500 and junior status. Prerequisite for students not seeking teacher licensure: instructor permission and junior status. Writing intensive.

EDUC 706 - Introduction to Reading in the Elementary School
Credits: 4.00
Methods in reading and writing instruction; current procedures and materials; diagnostic techniques. Course satisfies reading/language arts requirement for prospective elementary teachers in the five-year teacher education program. Prereq: EDUC 500 and junior status.

EDUC 707 - Teaching Reading through the Content Areas
Credits: 2.00
Approaches and methods for teaching reading through content materials; coursework includes practical applications through development of instructional strategies and materials. Required for candidates seeking certification in art, biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, physical science, physics, or social science.

EDUC #710A - Concepts of Adult and Occupational Education
Credits: 4.00
Development of occupational education in the U.S.; socio-economic influences responsible for its establishment; federal and state requirements for secondary and postsecondary schools. Coordination of programs with general education and vocational fields. Focus on selected concepts relevant to adult education. Special attention on the adult as a learner, volunteer management, evaluation and accountability, experiential learning, and adult education. Required of all degree candidates in AOE concentrations. Writing intensive.

EDUC #710C - Youth Organizations
Credits: 4.00
Organizational development (advising youth organizations, teaching parliamentary procedure, developing programs and activities, leadership). FFA/SAEP (Future Farmers of America/Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs, for high school youth). VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America). 4-H (Cooperative Extension Youth Program).

EDUC 710E - Workshop in Adult and Occupational Education
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Modularized instruction of in-service education. Focus varies with the needs of the student. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

EDUC 710F - Investigations
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Topics may include career education, secondary education, post-secondary education, adult education, extension education, exemplary education, cooperative education, disadvantaged and handicapped education, international agriculture, or teaching experience. Student-selected in one of the areas listed. Elective after consultation with instructor. Hours arranged. May be repeated.

EDUC 710H - Field Experience
Credits: 2.00 to 16.00
Work with an agency, institution, or organization to gain technical and/or professional competence not otherwise available. Student plans experience with departmental adviser. Credit approval subject to recommendation of faculty members and performance of student. Prereq: permission.

EDUC 712 - Teaching Multilingual Learners
Credits: 4.00
This course is for people interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) in schools and communities in NH and the U.S. Topics include: theories of first and second language acquisition, policies and laws affecting language minority students, strategies for teaching academic content in the mainstream classroom, creating classroom/school cultures that invite all students into learning, and the role of advocacy and professional collaboration in ESOL.

EDUC 717 - Growing up Male in America
Credits: 4.00
An integrative view of growing up male in the American culture from birth through adulthood. Analysis of major perspectives on male development and the implications in parenting with specific emphasis on male education. Participants are expected to develop awareness of their own development as a male or alongside males, using current male development perspectives as a guide. They also create an awareness of how this will affect their behavior toward boys in their classrooms.

EDUC 720 - Integrating Technology into Classroom
Credits: 4.00
Participants gain practical experience that takes specific advantage of technology to enhance and extend student learning. State academic standards and national technology standards are used to make decisions about curriculum content and to plan technology-based activities. Participants use electronic management tools such as iMovie, Powerpoint, podcast, webcast, Comic Life, Audacity, and Garage Band are featured in this hands-on course.

EDUC 733 - Introduction to the Teaching of Writing
Credits: 4.00
Development of writers, child to adult; ways to respond to writing; organization of the classroom for the teaching of writing. Persons taking the course need to have access to students to carry out course requirements. Prereq: permission.

EDUC 734 - Children's Literature
Credits: 4.00
Interpretive and critical study of literature for children in preschool and elementary settings. Methods of using literature with children.

EDUC 741 - Exploring Mathematics with Young Children
Credits: 4.00
A laboratory course offering those who teach young children mathematics, and who are interested in children's discovery learning and creative thinking, an opportunity to experience exploratory activities with concrete materials. Offers mathematical investigations through which one may develop the ability to provide children with a mathematically rich environment to become adept at asking problem-posing questions.

EDUC 745 - Math with Technology in Early Education
Credits: 2.00
The primary goal of this course is that students gain knowledge of learning standards and teaching methods for the instruction of mathematics in early education settings with infants through 3rd grade. In addition, participants gain experience in applying their newfound knowledge in the areas of mathematics with technology through a combination of teaching and digital experiences. Prereq: EDUC 500 or graduate student status.

EDUC 750 - Introduction to Exceptionality
Credits: 4.00
A life span perspective of the social, psychological, and physical characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities including intellectual, sensory, motor, health, and communication impairments. Includes implications for educational and human service delivery.

EDUC 751A - Educating Exceptional Learners: Elementary
Credits: 4.00
Foundations of special education and an introduction to a variety of service delivery models with an emphasis on educating all learners in heterogeneous classrooms. Instructional strategies and supports for all students, particularly those with mild and moderate disabilities, will be the primary focus.

EDUC 751B - Educating Exceptional Learners: Secondary
Credits: 4.00
Foundations of special education and an introduction to a variety of service delivery models with an emphasis on educating all learners in heterogeneous classrooms. Instructional strategies and supports for all students, particularly those with mild and moderate diabilities, is the primary focus. Preparation for students' transitions to post-secondary life is included.

EDUC 751C - Educating Exceptional Learners: Related Services
Credits: 4.00
An overview of special education and related services in an educational setting. Focus on support services provided to general education and special education teachers, including laws relating to special populations, how related services interact with classroom and special educators, IEPs, and other topics that impact services provided to students with special needs.

EDUC 752 - Contemporary Issues in Learning Disabilities
Credits: 4.00
Critical analysis of current and historical conceptions of learning disability in the areas of definition, supporting theories, assessment practice, and teaching methodologies. Focus on contemporary issues in the field that relate to working with students labeled as learning disabled at both elementary and secondary levels.

EDUC 753 - Contemporary Issues in Behavioral Disabilities
Credits: 4.00
Nature and scope of emotional and behavioral disabilities in students for elementary through secondary levels. Theoretical perspectives, characteristics, assessment and educational intervention strategies are included.

EDUC 754 - Contemporary Issues in Developmental Disabilities
Credits: 4.00
The causal factors, physical and psychological characteristics, and educational and therapeutic implications of mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and related conditions. A life span perspective is included, with major emphasis on the school-age population.

EDUC #755 - Facilitating Social Understanding and Relationships for Students with Disabilities
Credits: 2.00
The course will focus on the classroom and inidividual supports needed by students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, in order to have a wide variety of satisfying social relationships. Participants identify the factors that (a) are essential to the development of shared social understanding between students with and without disabilities; (b) promote reciprocal social relationships; and (c) how to recognize and mitigate barriers to reciprocal relationships.

EDUC 756 - Supporting Families of Individuals with Exceptionalities
Credits: 4.00
An introduction to family system theory and the implications for families having members with exceptionalities. Issues addressed include diagnosis and prognosis, coping strategies, communication and team collaboration, cross-cultural competence, and agency and school delivery of services. Emphasis is on proactive collaboration with family members.

EDUC 757 - Contemporary Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credits: 4.00
The goal of this course is to enhance students┬┐ understanding of contemporary issues related to educating students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The course is grounded in a theoretical foundation that values the perspectives of individuals with ASD in academic, research, policy, and clinical endeavors. Learning outcomes focus on strategies for identifying opportunities for learning, communication, literacy, and social relationships in a variety of inclusive environments. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. Permission required. Prereq: UNH Summer Institute on Autism.

EDUC 760 - Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs
Credits: 4.00
Needs of children (birth to eight years) with developmental delays or who are at risk for disabilities. Strengths and special needs of such children; causes, identification, and treatment; current legislation; parent and family concerns; program models.

EDUC 761 - Inclusive Curriculum for Young Children with Special Needs
Credits: 4.00
Classroom applications of constructivist theory. Curriculum planning and implementation; overview of research and theory related to teaching and learning of specific content areas, with emphasis on integrated approach to early childhood curriculum. Stresses the reciprocal nature of student-teacher relationship. Prereq: permission.

EDUC 762 - Curriculum for Young Children with Special Needs: Evaluation and Program Design
Credits: 4.00
Overview of evaluation and intervention issues relevant to early childhood special education, focusing on ages three through eight. Norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessment tools. Judgment-based evaluation and observation skills. Translation of evaluation information into goals and objectives for individual education programs. Developing appropriate programs in inclusive settings.

EDUC 767 - Students, Teachers, and the Law
Credits: 4.00
Our public schools play a vital role in our society. What shall be taught and who shall teach our children are perennial questions. This course explores how the law impacts the educational lives of students and teachers, including issues of church-state relations, free speech, dress codes, and search and seizure. (Also offered as JUST 767.)

EDUC 776 - Reading for Learners with Special Needs
Credits: 4.00
Techniques and procedures for teaching reading to learners with special needs. Emphasis on providing reading instruction in the least restrictive alternative.

EDUC 780 - Belize/New Hampshire Teacher Program
Credits: 4.00
International course involving teams of teachers from Belize and New England. The program offers teachers in both countries the opportunity to work collaboratively on developing effective teaching practices, develop an understanding of each other's cultural and educational perspectives, extend the experience to other teachers and students upon return. Special fee.

EDUC #781 - Introduction to Statistics: Inquiry, Analysis, and Decision Making
Credits: 4.00
An applied statistics course that covers introductory-level approaches to examining quantitative information. Students spend about half of class time in the computer lab analyzing real data from the behavioral and social sciences. An emphasis is placed on the role of statistics in making empirically-based policy decisions.

EDUC 785 - Educational Assessment
Credits: 4.00
Theory and practice of educational evaluation; uses of test results in classroom teaching and student counseling; introductory statistical techniques.

EDUC 791 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Science
Credits: 4.00
Application of theory and research findings in science education to classroom teaching with emphasis on inquiry learning, developmental levels of children, societal issues, integration of technology, critical evaluation of texts and materials for science teaching, and planning for instruction. Lab.

EDUC 795 - Independent Study
Credits: 2.00 or 4.00
Juniors and seniors only, with approval by appropriate faculty member. Neither course may be repeated.

EDUC 796 - Independent Study
Credits: 2.00 or 4.00
Juniors and seniors only, with approval by appropriate faculty member. Neither course may be repeated.

EDUC 797 - Special Topics in Education
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Issues and problems of special contemporary significance, usually on a subject of recent special study by faculty member(s). Prereq: permission. May be repeated for different topics. Special fee on topic: Picturing Writing, Fostering Literacy through Art.