Service Learning Course Inventory

School of Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

EDCI 205 Exploring Teaching as a Career                                                                            cr. 3

Course Instructor: JoAnn Phillion

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Fall 2000                                                                          Approximate # of students: 500

Course Description:

Provides career guidance experiences for those considering teaching careers. Includes field experience in an elementary or secondary classroom plus class discussions of issues such as school organization, curriculum, certification requirements, and teaching skills.

How Service is integrated into this course:

EDCI 205 students discuss teaching cases, observe and interact in classrooms and write a journal about their own evolving beliefs. They assist the classroom teacher in preparing handouts, grading papers, etc. and by helping with activities, sharing a story with the class students, etc.

Participating Schools:

12 local elementary schools and 14 local secondary schools

 

EDCI 240 Seminar in Agricultural Education                                                                             cr. 1

Course Instructor: Dan Gottschalk

Service is: Required

Prerequisite: None

Next taught in: Fall 2002                                                               Approximate # of students: 60-80

Course Description:

Development of an understanding of the origin, scope, and objectives of agricultural education; role of the agricultural science and business teacher as a professional educator; basic responsibilities of the teacher of agricultural science and business; and significance of legislation affecting agricultural education.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students must participate in 3-6 activities throughout the semester. Organized activities consist of Educational, Professional, Social and Service categories. The focus is to have students approval activities from a teacher's point of view.

Activities in Spring Semester 2000 were associated with:

AAAE Central States Conference Indiana Young Farmers Convention

Ag Alumni Association Fish Fry Purdue IVATA Awards Banquet

American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) Project Future (School of Agriculture)

Future Farmers of America (FFA) Schools of Agriculture & Education Spring

FFA Degree & Proficiency Grading Workshop Ag Ed Recruitment

FFA District (I-XII) Leadership Contests Spring Fling (Purdue University)

FFA Judging Weekend Tippecanoe County Extension Service Ag Day

Indiana Vocational Ag Teachers’ Assn. (IVATA)

 

EDCI 308 Practicum in Reading for the Classroom Teacher                                 cr. 3

Course Instructor: Carol Hopkins

Prerequisite: EDCI 306 or EDCI 309 & EDCI 307; admitted to teacher education

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Fall Semester, 1997 Approximate # of students: 7

Course Description:

For prospective teachers in elementary or secondary schools who desire advanced supervised practice in teaching pupils experiencing reading difficulty. It is required for a minor in reading. The seminar will evaluate diagnostic and tutoring strategies, methods, materials, and achievement.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Work with students to develop and extend their literacy abilities by teaching lessons appropriate for individual children as well as large and small groups; keep a tutoring portfolio, and are evaluated by classroom teacher and supervisor.

Organizations:

Local Area Schools

 

 

EDCI 309 Reading in Middle & Secondary Schools: Methods & Problems                     cr. 3

Course Instructor: David O’Brien

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Spring 1998                                                                     Approximate # of students: 120

Course Description:

For prospective teachers at junior and senior high schools. An overview of reading processes, fundamentals of reading instruction, factors that influence the ability to read text material, strategies and materials for identifying and reducing reading problems, school resources, and programs for normal and deficient readers.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students work with adolescent learners and have an opportunity to apply concepts learned in class and teach lessons to adolescents.

Organizations:

Jefferson High School Literacy Lab

 

EDCI 362 Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School              cr. 3

Course Instructor: Beverly Cox/Deborah Dillon (plus TA's)

Prerequisite: Must have been admitted to teacher education, Blocks I and II of the new Elem. Ed. program

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Fall 2002                                                                         Approximate # of students: 150

Course Description:

Methods and materials for teaching reading and language arts in the elementary school.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students spend 14 weeks in an elementary classroom (2 hours per week) assisting a mentor teacher with literacy instruction and reflecting on the experience in a journal. Students develop and teach a literacy lesson and reflect on its successes and challenges.

Organizations:

Burnett Creek Elementary School                                Edgelea Elementary School

Cumberland/Happy Hollow Elementary Schools           Klondike Elementary School

Earhart Elementary School                                           

 

EDCI 422 The Teaching of English in Secondary Schools                                            cr. 3

Course Instructor: John Moore

Prerequisite: EDPS 230 and ENGL 391; Must have been admitted to teacher education

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Spring Semester, 1998                                                 Approximate # of students: 16

Course Description:

Materials, methods, and literature, relating to the teaching of English.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Work with a mentor teacher at an area high school.

Organizations:

Harrison High School

Jefferson High School

McCutcheon High School 

 

EDCI 441 Field Experience in Agricultural Education Programs                                        cr. 3

Course Instructor: Mark Balshweid

Prerequisites: None

Service is: Required.

Next taught in: Spring Semester, 2002                                                         Approximate # of students: 20

Course Description:

Students spend one week in intensive job shadowing with a community-based secondary agricultural education teacher. Students spend roughly 60 hours participating in all aspects of the agricultural science and business teacher's job duties and responsibilities.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students are actively involved in adult education groups, community agriculture interest group meetings, and supervision of secondary agricultural science and business students' supervised agricultural experience program.

Organizations:

Schools throughout Indiana

 

Department of Educational Studies

 EDPS 261 Early Field Experiences in Special Education cr. 1

Course Instructor: Mick Isaacson & Adi Adinugroho

Prerequisite: EDPS 260; Must have been admitted to teacher education

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Fall 2002                                                               Approximate # of students: 64

Course Description/How Service is integrated into this course:

A directed classroom experience beginning with on-campus seminars followed by 16 hours of practicum experience in a selected special education setting. Emphasis is on observation of, and participation in, the instructional process.

Organizations:

Various public schools throughout the area. 

EDPS 461 D,I,M,E,S Practicum in Strategies for Teaching Individuals with Disabilities    cr. 3

Course Instructor: Sarah Templin

Prerequisite: EDPS 361 & 364; either EDPS 460 or 463; and admitted to teacher education

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Spring Semester, 1998                           Approximate # of students: 57

Course Description/How Service is integrated into this course:

Practicum experience in assessment and teaching of individuals with disabilities. Experience in design, delivery, implementation, and evaluation of instruction.

Organizations:

Various Lafayette, West Lafayette & Tippecanoe County Schools 

EDPS 498 D,I,M,E Supervised Teaching                                         cr. 8-16

Course Instructor: Sarah Templin

Prerequisite: Completion of all course work up to final semester

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Spring 2002. (every semester)                                   Approximate # of students: 40

Course Description/How Service is integrated into this course:

Teaching full-time in a school classroom under the supervision of the teacher in charge of the class and a university supervisor.

Organizations:

Various public school settings throughout the state of Indiana.

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