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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
EDAD 717
Practicum In School Admin I
This course provides the candidate an authentic experience during the first semester of the principal certification program. It will begin on the first day of the semester and continue until the last day of the semester unless extended by the candida,te, the university mentor, or the field mentor. Candidate will focus on areas of educational administration via their experience in the administrative assessment center. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Themes I through IV.|
EDAD 720
The Law And Special Education
This is the first course within the fifth theme of the principal certification program. (The first theme in semester 2.) This course is designed to provide the candidate with an examination of the legal issues and challenges of the special education,program facing school administrators today. Prerequisite: All first semester requirements. (Themes I thru IV)|
EDAD 721
Spec Ed Prog Admin & Eval
This is the second course in Theme V (Special Education) of the principal certification program. It is designed to provide the candidate with an examination of the administration and evaluation of the special education program including an overview o,f the special education audit process. Prerequisite: All semester one courses and requirements.|
EDAD 722
Personnel Select & Supervision
This is the first course in Theme VI (Human Resource Management) in the principal certification program. It is designed to provide the candidates with an introduction to personnel selection, supervision, and evaluation. Prerequisite: Successful compl,etion of Theme V.|
EDAD 723
Staff Development
This is the second course in Theme VI (Human Resource Management) in the principal certification program. It is designed to provide the candidate with concepts and strategies designed to plan and implement programs that will meet the needs of profess,ional educators having a broad range of experience and maturity with regard to their teaching pedagogy. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theme V.|
EDAD 724
Mediating Conflict In Organiza
This is the third course in Theme VI (Human Resource Management) in the principal certification program. This course will help candidates to develop an understanding of the management of power and conflict in organizations. Attention will be given to, group process, consensus building, and group dynamics. Case studies and simulations will be used to foster skills in conflict resolution. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theme V.|
EDAD 725
Oral & Writ Comm For Sch Admin
This is the first course in Theme VII (Community Relations) of the principal certification program. It is designed to provide the candidate with an examination of the issues related to working with the general public and various stakeholders within t,he school community. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theme VI.|
EDAD 726
Dev Pos Relations w/ Stakehold
This is the second course in Theme VII (Community Relations) in the principal certification program. It is designed to provide the candidate with an examination of issues related to working with the public facing school administrators. Prerequisite:,Successful completion of Theme VI.|
EDAD 727
Practicum In Sch Admin II
This course provides the candidate an authentic experience during the second semester of the principal certification program. It will begin on the first day of the semester and will continue until the last day of the semester unless extended by the c,andidate, university mentor, or field mentor. Candidates will focus on areas of educational administration via their experience in the administrative assessment center. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Themes V through VII.|
EDML 322
Tch Of Elem Sci
Examines methods of presenting science in the elementary school. Provides experiences in learning process, scope and sequence of science concepts, methods of investigation, problem solving, laboratory skills, scientific attitudes, newer curricula, re,ading materials, observing and working with elementary school children, and developing, teaching, and evaluating lessons. Two hour lecture and two hours laboratory weekly. Each semester.|
EDML 324
Tch Elem & Middle Sch Math 4-8
Focuses on principles in teaching mathematics to children in the middle grades (4-8), mathematics processes in middle grades, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, and involving and assisting, parents and communities in understanding childhood development in mathematics. Prerequisites: MATH 111, SPED 422, SPED 418. Must be taken with ELED 327, ELED 329, and ELED 332 as a part of the ELED pre-block.|
EDML 325
Meth Tch El & Mid Sc Soc Stdy
This course for teachers in grades 4-8 emphasizes the development, selection, management and evaluation of materials and experiences that foster concept development, inquiry and critical thinking in social studies. The course also addresses the need,s of diverse student populations, integration of content areas and application of technology. Prerequisite: ELED 327 and ELED 329.|
EDML 327
Inst Strat & Class Mgt Mid Lev
Explores basic skills of planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating the teaching-learning and management process at the Middle School level. Focuses on teacher effectiveness research and its application to instructional strategies, materials,, and classroom/behavioral management. Includes peer teaching and field observations as integral components of the course. Prerequisites: ED 122 and certification program admission.|
EDML 329
Educational Assessment
Examines construction, selection, administration, interpretation, and utilization of evaluation techniques and instruments, including statistical interpretations. Emphasizes analysis of standardized tests applicable to various content areas, as well, as the construction and utilization of qualitative assessment techniques. This is taken prior to the methods courses (block(s).|
EDML 332
Connect Lit & Literacy Mid Grd
Surveys appropriate lierature and a variety of expository and narrative texts, emphasizing development of a knowledge base for using meaningful, appropriate texts to enhance comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary development as well as a rich general, knowledge base. Focuses on the history and development of literature for children and adolescents, evaluation and selection criteria, literature representative of diverse cultures, the most recent areas of expansion in literature for the middle gra,des and its uses in developing content area knowledge and supporting literacy learning and development. Each semester.|
EDML 333
Content Area Reading Strat
Overview of current definitions and basic approaches in intermediate and middle grades literacy assessment and instruction. Familiarizes students with techniques, strategies, and materials used to provide literacy assessment and isntruction for inte,rmediate and middle grade levels.|
EDML 334
Integ Lang Arts Middle Grades
Reflects an integrated approach for teaching language arts throughout the middle grades. Irrors the constructivist approach to teaching. Bases teacing strategies on cognitive, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic theories of how individuals learn,to effectively communicate within a diverse society. Models standards-based strategies for teaching the six language arts across the middle gradew curriculum. Authentic assessment of both process and product is emphasized. Each semester.|
EDML 424
Middle Level Student Teaching
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in school settings. After an orientation to the school setting, students teach under the direction of a cooperating,professional and university supervisor. Two field assignments offer diversity to grade levels (K-3, 4-6), ability levels of pupils, content areas, school and community size, multicultural settings, and/or cooperating professionals. Prerequisites: Com,pletion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in the college, completion of all required professional courses in certification area with a minimum grade of C, a cumulative 2.75 QPA, and meeting university re|
EDML 425
Middle Level Student Teaching
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in school settings. After an orientation to the school setting, students teach under the direction of a cooperating,professional and university supervisor. Two field assignments offer diversity to grade levels (K-3, 4-6), ability levels of pupils, content areas, school and community size, multicultural settings, and/or cooperating professionals. Prerequisites: Com,pletion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in the college, completion of all required professional courses in certification area with a minimum grade of C, a cumulative 2.75 QPA, and meeting university re|
ELED 250
Integ Of Aesthetic Exp Elem
Explores and applies theory, methods, and strategies for integrating aesthetic experiences with appropriate and relevant academic curriculum. Focuses on visual and performing arts, and performance-based assessment practices appropriate for the elemen,tary classroom. Explores art media and materials related to aesthetic, critical, cultural, and historical experiences to achieve and understanding of the arts within the humanities. Required for elementary and elementary dual certification majors. Fi,eld experience component required. Prerequisites: ED 110 and 121. Each semester.|
ELED 300
Elementary Block
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ELED 323
Teaching Reading
Overview of definitions and basic approaches in elementary school reading instruction. Familiarizes students with techniques, strategies, and materials used to teach reading to preschool, elementary, and middle school children from a variety of cultu,ral backgrounds. Prerequisite: ED 121. Each semester.|
ELED 324
Tch Elem & Middle Sch Math 4-8
Focuses on principles in teaching mathematics to children in the middle grades (4-8), mathematics processes in middle grades, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, and involving and assisting, parents and communities in understanding childhood development in mathematics. Prerequisites: MATH 111, SPED 422, SPED 418. Must be taken with ELED 327, ELED 329, and ELED 332 as a part of the ELED pre-block.|
ELED 325
Meth Tch El & Mid Sch Soc Stdy
This course for teachers in grades 4-8 emphasizes the development, selection, management and evaluation of materials and experiences that foster concept development, inquiry and critical thinking in social studies. The course also addresses the need,s of diverse student populations, integration of content areas and application of technology. Prerequisite: ELED 327 and ELED 329.|
ELED 326
Read Prob Ele Sch
Explores best practice procedures as recommended by the International Reading Association in providing concepts and skills needed by the elementary classroom teacher to identify and teach students with reading problems. Emphasizes creating effective,reading/literacy lessons to meet individual needs of students and to communicate with parents and other professionals. Prerequisite: ELED 323. Each semester.|
ELED 327
Inst Strat & Mgt For El & Ech
Explores basic skills of planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating the teaching-learning and management process through a clinical approach to teaching. Focuses on teacher effectiveness research and its application to instructional strategie,s and materials, classroom and behavior management, and educational technology for the elementary and early childhood teacher. Includes peer teaching and simulations as integral components of the course. Incorporates variety of instructional strate,gies: lecture, discussion groups, simulations, peer teaching, and group and individual analysis peer teaching experiences.|
ELED 329
Ed Eval & Auth Asmt Elem & Ech
Examines construction, selection, administration, interpretation, and utilization of evaluation techniques and instruments, including statistical interpretations. Emphasizes analysis of standardized tests applicable to various content areas, as well, as the construction and utilization of qualitative assessment techniques. This is taken prior to the methods courses (block(s).|
ELED 330
Lang Arts In Elem Sch
Reflects an integrated approach for teaching language arts via an integrated curriculum. Mirrors the constructivist approach to teaching. Bases teaching strategies on cognitive, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic theories of how children learn-how, they learn language, in particular. Applies strategies through language modes of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and visual literacy. Assessment of the language arts modes focuses on performance, product, and process focused approaches. Prere,quisite: ED 327. Each semester.|
ELED 331
Children's Literature
Surveys children's literature emphasizing development of a knowledge base of the various genres in this discipline, including multi-ethnic. Focuses on the historical background, the development of literature for children, evaluation and selection cri,teria for various genres, and the most recent areas of expansion in children's literature. Applies knowledge base in the various content area methods courses. Each semester.|
ELED 332
Connect Lit & Literacy Mid Grd
Surveys appropriate lierature and a variety of expository and narrative texts, emphasizing development of a knowledge base for using meaningful, appropriate texts to enhance comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary development as well as a rich general, knowledge base. Focuses on the history and development of literature for children and adolescents, evaluation and selection criteria, literature representative of diverse cultures, the most recent areas of expansion in literature for the middle gra,des and its uses in developing content area knowledge and supporting literacy learning and development. Each semester.|