Course descriptions

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CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (CIE)

090. Developmental Reading. 3 hrs. Develops basic reading skills (open only to students in Developmental Education program); does not satisfy any university core or degree requirements

099. Intermediate Reading. 3 hrs. Available for all entering freshmen with a sub-standard ACT Reading; does not satisfy any university core or degree requirements

100. Developmental Processes in Elementary Mathematics. 1-5 hrs. A review of the fundamentals of elementary arithmetic, algebra, and geometry for preservice elementary teachers; this course cannot be used for degree requirements

102. Improvement of Study. 1 hr. An analysis of effective study techniques; useful for college students who wish to improve their own reading and study habits; may be taken three times for credit; does not satisfy any university core or degree requirements

303. Kindergarten and Primary Education. 3 hrs. Theoretical and practical experience in understanding the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children

Enrollment in the following courses is restricted to students admitted to the Teacher Education Program (those who have a Gold Card) or by special permission of the department chair

301. Mathematics: Primary & Middle Grades. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 210, 309, 310. Corequisite: CIE 301L, CIE 305/305L, CIR 412/412L. A course which utilizes modern strategies of psychology and methodology in elementary school mathematics on exploratory, structural and mastery levels of learning

301L. Mathematics: Primary and Middle Grades Laboratory. 1 hr. Practica and clinical activities related to the utilization of strategies of psychology and methodology in elementary school mathematics

302. Classroom Management. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SPE 400. Corequisites: CIE 309/L, CIR 407/L, CIE 343/L. Examines contemporary classroom management models and behavior guidance theories

305. Social Studies: Primary and Middle Grades. 3 hrs. Corequisite: CIE 301/301L, CIE 305L, CIR 412/412L. Emphasis is on the social science interdisciplinary approach for content and methodology, problem solving, unit teaching and thinking

318. Literature for the Middle School. 3 hrs. A study of literature appropriate for use in grades 4 through 8 stressing effective use of literature in the middle school program

343. Curriculum: Primary & Middle Grades. 3 hrs. Corequisites: CIR 309/309L, CIR 407/407L, CIE 302. A course that explores various aspects of curriculum development including knowledge of learners, national and state goals and standards, and course, unit and lesson planning

343L. Curriculum Methods Clinic. 1 hr. Corequisites: CIR 309/L, CIR 407/L, CIE 343. Clinical activities related to application of curriculum in the elementary school classroom

410. Foundations in Multicultural Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SPE 400. Develops knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for teaching students from diverse backgrounds in grades K-8; explores the history of diverse groups in the U.S.

425. Early Childhood Education. 3 hrs. A general methods course which examines materials and methods of teaching children in kindergarten through grade 3

427. Evaluation in Early Childhood Education. 3 hrs. Emphasis is placed on evaluative techniques and principles relative to the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of young children

477. Developmental Disabilities in Early Childhood. 3 hrs. Overview of contributing factors to atypical early development, identification and management of at-risk conditions, legal/ethical issues and legislation/litigation

478. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. (var) Specialized study and skill acquisition in the area of developmental disabilities; topics vary

+ 480. Student Teaching I: Lower Grades. 6 hrs. Prerequisites: All courses required for major

+ 482. Student Teaching I. Upper Grades. 6 hrs. Prerequisites: All courses required for major

489. Seminar in Elementary Student Teaching. 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the director of Student Teaching. Designed to meet the student teaching requirement for nonlicensed experienced teachers; this course deals with classroom management, programs of instruction, and student role in the educational environment

492. Special Problems. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. Provides the opportunity to pursue a special topic or area of interest (Students undertaking a Seniors Honor Project will enroll in CIE 492H)

493. Internship in the Elementary School. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. Reserved for those students who are enrolled in the internship program

494. Learning Resources in Early Childhood Education. 3 hrs. Students will become acquainted with learning sources, selection, use and production multimedia materials

495. British Studies in Early Childhood Education. 3-6 hrs. Compares and contrasts the philosophies and current trends of American and British early childhood education

496. Projects in Elementary Education I, II, III. 3 hrs. Designed for school systems planning local projects of curriculum revision and course of study construction

497. Teacher Licensure Reinstatement. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Educational reform and research correlates of effective teaching, schools and administration (Also offered as CIS 497.)

498. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of the developmentally disabled

499. British Studies in Education. 3-6 hrs

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION READING (CIR)

Enrollment in the following courses is restricted to students admitted to the Teacher Education Program (those who have a Gold Card) or by special permission of the department chair

306. Introduction to Literacy: An Integrated Language Arts Approach. 3 hours. Prerequisite: Gold Card. An overview of literacy that integrates thinking, reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and visually representing, with an emphasis on the writing process

308. Early Literacy Instruction I K-6. 3 hours. Prerequisite: CIR 306 and Gold Card; Co-requisites: CIR 308L, CIE 343; Concepts, materials and teaching strategies for oral language development and systematic early reading and writing instruction, specific to concepts about print, phonemic awareness and phonics

308L. Early Literacy Instruction I Clinic K-6. 1 hour. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program (Gold Card); corequisite: CIR 308; a field experience in a school setting

309. Early Literacy Instruction I K-6. 3 hours. Prerequisites: CIR 306, Gold Card; corequisites: CIR 309L, CIR 407, CIR 407L, CIE 343/343L. Concepts, materials and teaching strategies for oral language development and systematic early reading and writing instruction, specific to concepts about print, phonemic awareness and phonics

309L. Early Literacy Instruction I Clinic K-6. 1 hour. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program (Gold Card); corequisite: CIR 309; a field experience in a school setting

317. Methods and Materials in Children’s Literature. 3 hrs. An introduction to children’s primary literature in all forms, and a study of ways in which it is integrated into the curriculum for enrichment

407. Early Literacy Instruction II K-6. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Gold Card; Corequisites: CIR 309, CIR 309L, CIR 407L, CIE 343/343L. Concepts, materials and teaching strategies for oral language development and systematic early reading and writing instruction, specific to vocabulary, fluency and comprehension

407L. Early Literacy Instruction II Clinic K-6. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program (Gold Card); Corequisite: CIR 407. A field experience in a laboratory setting

408. Early Literacy Instruction II K-6. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Gold Card; Corequisites: CIR 308, CIR 308L, CIR 408L, CIE 343. Concepts, materials and teaching strategies for oral language development and systematic early reading and writing instruction, specific to vocabulary, fluency and comprehension

408L. Early Literacy Instruction II Clinic K-6. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program (Gold Card); Corequisite: CIR 408. A field experience in a school setting

411. Literacy III: Research and Pedagogy in Content Area Literacy. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Gold Card, CIR 308/CIR 309, CIR 308L/CIR 309L, CIR 407/CIR 408, CIR 407L/CIR 408L. Prepares elementary and secondary teacher candidates to integrate literacy research and strategies in content area pedagogy

412. Literacy IV: Assessment and Instruction. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Gold Card, CIR 308/CIR 309, CIR 308L/CIR 309L, CIR 407/CIR 408, CIR 407L/CIR 408L. Prepares teacher candidates to administer, analyze and evaluate formal and informal literacy assessments to plan effective instructional practices and appropriate interventions

412L. Literacy IV: Assessment and Instruction Clinic. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program (Gold Card); Corequisite: CIR 412. A clinical experience in a school setting

 

 


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)