Education Courses

Please refer to the 2012-2013 catalog for the latest list of course offerings. Also the course schedule for an upcoming semester can be found on the CUNYFirst website at http://bit.ly/course_schedule (Choose "Institution" and "Term". Then, type the course subject (e.g., ESL, ESR, ELJ, etc.). Select "Undergraduate LaGuardia CC" in Course Career and uncheck "Show Open Classes Only". Finally, click on "Search".)

  1. ELB102: Educational Psychology: The Bilingual Child in an Urban Environment (3 credits; 5 hours)
    This course deals with an examination of the psychological theories of learning and motivation as they apply to bilingual children. Students will be introduced to the general concepts of educational psychology specifically as they apply to bilingual education. Theories of learning and motivation, cognition, learning disabilities and cultural pluralism will be examined in the context of preadolescent development in an urban setting. In addition to class sessions, a two-hour-per-week field lab and a case study log are required.
    Prerequisite: ELN101
  2. ELB103: Principles and Practices of Bilingual Education and ESL (3 credits; 6 hours)
    This course deals with a) learning theories and their implications for the bilingual child in his/her total school environment, b) a review of instructional approaches and teaching strategies which could be effectively used to educate bilingual children, c) the nature of first and second language acquisition as well as the materials for the teaching of language to transitional bilingual children.
    Prerequisite: ELB102
  3. ELB200: Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Bilingual Classroom (3 credits; 6 hours)
    This course surveys theories, practices, and materials in the teaching of language arts in bilingual programs. It includes examination of the interrelations of listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as the influence of culture on language development. Coursework involves developing and presenting minilessons and designing a four-week language arts unit. In addition, students will evaluate materials and present written and oral reports. A three-hour weekly field experience is required. Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, ELB103
    Prerequisite: NA
  4. ELD170: Integrated Curriculum A: Framework for the Developing Child (3 credits; 3 hours)
    This first course in the Child Development sequence introduces the concept of the integrated curriculum as the preferred approach in early childhood education. Theories on the acquisition of language and its sequential development will provide a framework for understanding the significance of language in interpersonal relationships within one's culture and across other cultural groups. Curriculum experiences for children will be planned and tested in a required co-requisite internship setting.
    Prerequisite: HSC102, SSS100 or SSB110 Pre- or Corequisite: SSY101 | Corequisite: Approved Co-op internship
  5. ELD171: Integrated Curriculum B: Developing ProblemSolving Skills (3 credits; 3 hours)
    This course will introduce students to the problem solving and logical thinking processes that are common to both science and mathematics learning for young children. The continuing emphasis on language development will focus on building a specialized vocabulary and the communication of thinking processes. The course will also foster knowledge and understanding of the mathematical, and scientific legacies ancient cultures and civilizations have passed on to the modern world. There is a required corequisite internship.
    Prerequisite: ELD170 | Pre- or Corequisite: MAT103 or SCB101 or SCP101 Corequisite: Approved Co-op internship
  6. ELD172: Integrated Curriculum C: Developing Creativity (3 credits; 3 hours)
    This course will consider the media through which children's creativity is expressed. The content will focus on the use of imaginative play, music and movement, art and materials. The course will also challenge students to study and present art, music and literature in their many forms from various cultural, ethnic, religious, and racial perspectives.
    Prerequisite: ELD170 | Pre- or Corequisite: HUA101 or HUM101, SSY240 Corequisite: Approved Co-op internship
  7. ELE111: Fieldwork I Bilingual Education (1 credit; 6 hours)
    This course introduces students to their first fieldwork experience in bilingual education programs, grades 1-6 in public schools. Students must register concurrently for ELN120 and ELE115, which provide theoretical and reflective frameworks to analyze fieldwork observations. Observations focus on socialization and stratification; school knowledge; student cultures; teaching practice; and school effectiveness and reform in diverse classroom settings. A minimum of 60 hours of classroom observations is required. Prerequisite: SSH106 | Corequisites: ELE115, ELN120
    Prerequisite: NA
  8. ELE112: Fieldwork I Childhood Education (1 credit; 6 hours)
    This course introduces students to their first fieldwork experience in grades 1 to 6 in public schools. Students must register concurrently for ELN120 and ELE115, which provide theoretical and reflective frameworks to analyze and evaluate fieldwork observations. Observations focus on socialization and stratification; school knowledge; student cultures; teaching practice; and school effectiveness and reform in diverse classroom settings. A minimum of 60 hours of classroom observation is required.
    Prerequisite: SSH101 or SSH102 Corequisites: ELE115, ELN120
  9. ELE113: Fieldwork I Secondary Education (1 credit; 6 hours)
    This course introduces students to their first fieldwork experience in middle and high schools, grades 7-12 in public settings. Students must register concurrently for ELN120 and ELE114, which provide theoretical and reflective frameworks to analyze fieldwork observations. Observations focus on socialization and stratification; school knowledge; student cultures; teaching practice; and school effectiveness and reform in diverse classroom settings. A minimum of 60 hours of classroom observations is required. Prerequisite: SSH101 | Corequisites: ELE114, ELN120
    Prerequisite: NA
  10. ELE114: Reflective Seminar I Secondary Education (1 credit; 2 hours (1 lecture, 1 lab))
    Taken concurrently with ELN120 and fieldwork in public schools, this reflective seminar gives students majoring in secondary education a framework to integrate fieldwork observations with classroom theory and research on the social, philosophical, economic and cultural foundations of education. Topics include fieldwork preparation and placement; classroom observations; practitioner research; reflective practice; and preparation and presentation of students' first teaching ePortfolio.
    Prerequisite: SSH101 Corequisites: ELN113, ELN120
  11. ELE115: Seminar I Childhood & Bilingual Education (1 credit; 2 hours (1 lecture, 1 lab))
    Taken concurrently with ELN120 and fieldwork in public schools, this beginning reflective seminar gives students majoring in childhood and bilingual education a framework to integrate fieldwork observations with classroom theory and research on the social, philosophical, economic and cultural foundations of education. Topics include fieldwork preparation and placement; classroom observations; practitioner research; reflective practice; and preparation and presentation of students' first teaching ePortfolio. Prerequisite: Child Ed: SSH101 or SSH102; Bilingual Ed SSH106 | Corequisites: ELE111 or ELE112, ELN120
    Prerequisite: NA
  12. ELE140: Music Education in Early Childhood (2 credits; 2 hours)
    This course discusses the importance of including music in early childhood education for the full development of the individual child. Students research different models of early childhood music instruction and current best-practices in the U.S. Emphasis is given to the role of singing, playing, moving, listening, and recreation in the early childhood curriculum. Assignments include 5 hours of child observation.
    Prerequisite: ENC/G101, ESL/R099, MAT096
  13. ELE141: Developing Creativity (2 credits; 2 hours)
    This course explores the artistic and creative development of children from birth to 8 years old. Focusing on the visual arts, the course provides an overview of how children make sense of their world and explore their feelings and ideas through art. Emphasis is placed on the development of the art curriculum in early education, basic teaching skills, guidance techniques and activities, equipment and materials appropriate for various ages and maturity levels, and diverse cultural perspectives. Includes 5 hours of child observation.
    Prerequisite: ENC/G101, ESL/R099, MAT096
  14. ELE203: Language and Literacy in Childhood Education (3 credits; 3 hours)
    This Writing Intensive course provides a comprehensive overview of the development, learning and teaching of literacy from kindergarten through grade six. Topics include the relationship between written and spoken language and oral language development in children in culturally, academically, and linguistically diverse groups, literacy assessment, emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, reading/writing fluency, reading comprehension, and literacy across the curriculum. Students must register for co-op internship. Prerequisite: ELL101, ELN120, ENG102, ESL/R099, MAT096, SSY105 | Corequisite: CPB011
    Prerequisite: NA
  15. ELE204: Language and Literacy in Secondary Education (3 credits; 3 hours)
    This Writing Intensive course is designed to promote students' understanding of the importance of issues concerning language and literacy in secondary education and their relevance to classroom practices. Students will learn about first and second language acquisition, dialects, discourses and other language abilities, communicative styles, language complexity, and strategies for teaching content-area material to a diverse student body. Students must register for fieldwork and reflective seminar.
    Prerequisite: ELL101, ELN120, ENG102, MAT096 Corequisites: ELE113, ELE114
  16. ELE205: Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education (4 credits; 4 hours)
    This Writing Intensive course introduces students to language and literacy development of children from birth to 8 years of age. Coursework includes the development of language, pre-literacy, emergent and early literacy, the foundational role of early literacy learning, the importance of print-rich environments and intentional instructional practices, family literacy practices, and early learning guidelines and standards, among others. Students must complete 80 hours of child observation.
    Prerequisite: ELL101, ELL121, ENG102, ESL/R099, SSY105
  17. ELE206: Family, School & Community in Early Education (2 credits: 2 hours)
    This course is an overview of current research and practice on the educational experiences of young children in the context of family, school, and community. Topics include the application of knowledge on cultural, racial, ethnic, income and linguistic diversity. The significance of family diversity, socio-cultural contexts, and urban poverty for early learning is addressed. Parent communication, involvement and collaboration are also explored. Course assignments include 5 hours of child observation.
    Prerequisite: ELN121, ENG102, ESL/R099, MAT096
  18. ELE211: Fieldwork II Bilingual Education (1 credit; 6 hours)
    This course introduces Bilingual Education students to advanced fieldwork in grades 1 to 6 in public schools. Students examine language and literacy instruction in bilingual education settings, focusing their observations on written and spoken language development in children in diverse groups; literacy assessment; emergent literacy; phonemic awareness; reading/writing fluency; reading comprehension; and literacy across the curriculum. 60 hours of fieldwork are required. ELE203 and ELE215 are co-requisite courses.
    Prerequisite: ELE111, ELE115, ELL101, MAT096, SSY105 Pre-corequisite: ENG102 | Corequisite: ELE203, ELE215
  19. ELE212: Fieldwork II Childhood Education (1 credit; 6 hours)
    This course introduces Childhood Education students to advanced fieldwork in grades 1 to 6 in public schools. Students examine language and literacy instruction in general education settings, focusing their observations on written and spoken language development in children in diverse groups; literacy assessment; emergent literacy; phonemic awareness; reading/writing fluency; reading comprehension; and literacy across the curriculum. 60 hours of fieldwork are required. ELE203 and ELE215 are co-requisite courses.
    Prerequisite: ELE112, ELE115, ELL101, MAT096, SSY105 Pre-corequisite: ENG102 | Corequisite: ELE203, ELE215
  20. ELE213: Fieldwork II Secondary Education (1 credit; 6 hours)
    This course introduces Secondary Education students to advanced fieldwork in grades 7 to 12 in public schools. Observations focus on communication in the content areas; how literacy processes, practices, and events are used to construct knowledge in a diverse classroom setting; and how instructional strategies promote meaning, comprehension, connections, and creativity. A minimum of 60 hours of classroom observation are required. Students register concurrently for ELE204 and ELE214.
    Prerequisite: ELE113, ELE114, ELL101, MAT096 Pre-corequisite: ENG102 | Corequisite: ELE204, ELE214
  21. ELE214: Reflective Seminar II Secondary Education (1 credit; 2 hours (1 lecture, 1 lab))
    Taken concurrently with ELE204 and fieldwork in public schools, this advanced reflective seminar gives students majoring in secondary education a framework to integrate fieldwork observations with classroom theory and research on the language and literacy learning in secondary education (grades 7-12). Topics include fieldwork preparation and placement; classroom observations; practitioner research; reflective practice; and preparation and presentation of students' Capstone teaching ePortfolios. Prerequisites: ELE114, MAT096 | Corequisites: ELE204, ELE213
    Prerequisite: NA
  22. ELE215: Reflective Seminar II Bilingual & Child Education (1 credit; 2 hours (1 lecture, 1 lab))
    Taken concurrently with ELE203 and fieldwork in public schools, this advanced reflective seminar gives students majoring in childhood and bilingual education a framework to integrate fieldwork observations with classroom theory and research on the language and literacy learning in grades 1 through 6. Topics include fieldwork preparation and placement; classroom observations; practitioner research; reflective practice; and preparation and presentation of students' final Capstone ePortfolios. Prerequisites: ELE115, MAT096, SSY105 | Corequisites: ELE203, ELE211 or ELE212
    Prerequisite: NA
  23. ELN120: Foundations of American Education (3 credits; 3 hours)
    This Writing Intensive course introduces students to the cultural, social, political, historical, and philosophical forces that influence education, particularly in urban settings. Through the use of New York City schools as a laboratory, students examine issues related to urban and language minority students. Topics include analysis of major educational ideas, and practices and pedagogy of education and bilingual education. Students must also register for fieldwork and reflective seminar.
    Prerequisite: NA
  24. ELN121: Foundations of Early Childhood Education (4 credits; 4 hours)
    This Writing Intensive course introduces students to the social, cultural, economic, and historical forces influencing early childhood education (ECE) in NYC and other urban settings. It also includes definitions of ECE's function and curriculum, ECE as a profession, the role of federal, state and city policies and agencies, early learning assessment, quality and equity, and issues of social inclusion and respect for diversity. Students must complete 80 hours of child observation.
    Prerequisite: ENC/G101, ESL/R099 | Prerequisite: SSH101 or SSH102 or SSH106 | Pre-corequisite: MAT095, ENG102 | Corequisite: ELE111, ELE112, ELE113, ELE114 or ELE115
  25. CEP111: Cooperative Education: Childhood Education Internship I (2 credits; 2 hours)
    Introductory internship experience in a secondary education class- room setting. Students will have the opportunity to: explore the field of secondary education as a profession; integrate classroom theory with internship experience; and apply and strengthen inter- personal, technological, and critical thinking skills, while assisting students with diverse needs. A minimum of eighty hours at the internship site is required. A concurrent seminar provides a frame- work for analyzing and evaluating students' experience.
    Prerequisite: NA
  26. CEP112: Cooperative Education: Childhood Education Internship II (2 credits; 2 hours)
    This is an introductory internship experience in a childhood edu- cation setting. Students will have the opportunity to: explore the field of education as a profession; integrate classroom theory with internship experience; and apply and strengthen interpersonal, technological and critical thinking skills, while assisting students with diverse needs. A minimum of eighty hours at the internship site is required. A concurrent seminar provides a framework for analyzing and evaluating students' experience.
    Prerequisite: NA
  27. CEP175: Cooperative Education: Bilingual Education Internship I (2 credits; 2 hours)
    This is an introductory internship experience in a bilingual class- room setting. Students will have the opportunity to: explore the field of education as a profession; integrate classroom theory with internship experience; and apply and strengthen interpersonal, technological, and critical thinking skills, while assisting students with diverse needs. A minimum of eighty hours at the internship site is required. A concurrent seminar provides a framework for analyzing and evaluating students' experience.
    Prerequisite: NA
  28. CEP212: Co-op-Ed: Childhood Education Internship II (0 credits: 2 seminar hours; 80 total internship hours)
    This is a second-level internship experience in an early childhood education setting. Students will observe and reflect on the field of education as a profession; integrate language and literacy devel- opment theories and practices with internship experiences; and apply and strengthen core competencies, while assisting students with diverse needs. A minimum of eighty hours at the internship site is required. A required concurrent seminar provides a frame- work for evaluating students' experiences.
    Prerequisites: ENC/ENG101, ELN120, CEP111, CPA011 Corequisites: ELE203, CEP212, and CPB011
  29. CEP275: Co-op-Ed: Bilingual Education Internship II (0 credits: 2 seminar hours; 80 total internship hours)
    This is a second-level internship experience in a bilingual class- room setting. Students will observe and reflect on the field of edu- cation as a profession; integrate language and literacy development theories and practices with internship experience; and apply and strengthen core competencies, while assisting students with diverse needs. A minimum of eighty hours at the internship site is required. A required concurrent seminar provides a framework for analyzing and evaluating students' experience. Prerequisites: ENC/ENG101, ELE120, CEP175, CPA011 Corequisites: ELE203, CEP275, and CPB011
    Prerequisite: NA
  30. CPA011 Reflective Practice in the Teaching Profession I (NA)
    Students on either first or second internships in educational settings may take this combined seminar. The focus is on the play- ers in the classroom -- children, teachers, and other participating adults -- as well as factors which influence the classroom, both in and out of school, and the refinement of observation and com- munication skills essential for investigating a variety of classroom issues. Seminar topics will also focus on classroom management, teaching, and student learning and behavior.
    Corequisite: For Childhood Education, CEP112 and ELN120 Corequisite: For Secondary Education, CEP111 and ELN120 Corequisite: For Bilingual Child, CEP175 and ELN120
  31. CPB011: Reflective Practice in the Teaching Profession II (This course is designed to present experience-based learning and reflective practice to complement topics in language and literacy courses in childhood, bilingual and secondary education. Through classroom observation and activities on their internship assignments, students will be able to identify, report, interpret and reflect on issues that have relevance to language and literacy. A teaching ePortfolio will be designed to meet national standards and to pres- ent students' growth and development.)
    Prerequisites: ENC/ENG101, ELN120, CEP111, CPA011; Corequisites: ELE204, CEP212, 115, 176, and CPB011 Corequisite for Childhood Education: CEP212 and ELE203 Corequisite for Secondary Education: CEP211 and ELE204 Corequisite for Bilingual Child: CEP275 and ELE203
    24 classroom seminar to accompany internship.
  32. IND100: Portfolio Development (1 credit; 2 hours)
    This course will assist students to develop a portfolio that provides a description of life/workplace experiences and learning accom- plishments as they relate to the objectives of a college credit course. As a process for reflective learning and professional devel- opment, it will require students to design and create an ePortfolio that contains evidence of, and reflection on, curricular, co-curric- ular and personal accomplishments. A request for additional credit through various departments is optional.
    Prerequisite: NA