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NSCAD Courses

EDUC 5002
Visual Arts in the Classroom: Art 0.5 unit
This course is designed to help prospective teachers to promote child growth and development in the classroom through creative activities.(Also listed as NSCAD EDAR 5050 – This course is offered by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

EDUC 5015
Secondary Art Methods I 0.5 unit
This course examines theories and methods of teaching in the secondary school context. It undertakes to develop the understanding, attitudes, and skills required to plan, prepare, and deliver positive art learning experiences to adolescents. (Also listed as NSCAD EDAR 5610 – This course is offered by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

EDUC 5016
Secondary Art Methods II 0.5 unit
This course allows for further development of the understandings, attitudes, and skills required in successful art teaching in the secondary school context. (Also listed as NSCAD EDAR 5620 – This course is offered by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

EDUC 5021
Advanced Curriculum Practice: Visual Art 0.5 unit
This course is an in-depth examination of theories and specialized methods of teaching visual art in the secondary school context. Students will refine their understanding and skills in preparing program and lesson plans in the visual arts at the secondary level. These will relate directly to the policies and practices common to the secondary classroom. (Also listed as NSCAD EDAR 5750 – This course is offered by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

EDUC 5022
Elementary Art Methods 0.5 unit
This course examines theories and methods of teaching art within the elementary school context. It undertakes to develop the understandings, attitudes and skills required to plan, prepare, and deliver positive art learning experiences to children. (Also listed as NSCAD EDAR 5510 – This course is offered by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

Courses

Note: All courses listed below have a professional studies classification only, unless cross-listed with an arts and science discipline. Methods and advanced curriculum practices courses for visual arts students are offered at NSCAD.

Prerequisite for all courses at the 5000 level is admission to the Bachelor of Education program or permission of the Director of Teacher Education.

EDUC 2462/MATH 2462
Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 1 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: Any 5.0 units successfully completed at the university level.
A study of the fundamental concepts of mathematics, focusing on elementary and middle school mathematics. Topics include counting, whole number operations, fractions, decimals, rates and proportions, measurement, and geometry. This course focuses on problem solving, mathematical reasoning, and multiple approaches as applied to these topics
This course and MATH 2463/EDUC 2463 are recommended primarily for pre-education students and will not be acceptable for the mathematics major or minor. Students who have received credit for MATH 2243/EDUC 2461 may not take this course for credit.

EDUC 2463/MATH 2463
Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 2 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: MATH 2462/EDUC 2462 (or MATH 2243/EDUC 2461)
A study of the fundamental concepts of mathematics, focusing on elementary and middle school mathematics. Topics include the integers, real and rational numbers, number theory, introductory algebra, functions, graphing, probability, statistics, and sampling. This course focuses on problem solving, mathematical reasoning, and multiple approaches as applied to these topics.

EDUC 2465/MATH 2465
Fundamental Concepts of Geometry 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: Any 5.0 units successfully completed at the university level
A study of the fundamental concepts of geometry, focusing on topics taught in public schools. These include coordinate, axiomatic, constructive and transformational geometry. This course focuses on problem solving, mathematical reasoning and proofs using multiple approaches.

EDUC 2471
Fundamental Concepts in Science I 0.5 unit
A general introduction to the concepts of science for non-science students and for students intending to teach science in elementary and middle schools encompassing both theoretical instruction and laboratory work. The three themes that form the focus of the course are scientific method, energy and change over time. Laboratory is included.

EDUC 2472
Fundamental Concepts in Science II 0.5 unit
A companion course to EDUC 2471 encompassing both theoretical instruction and laboratory work. This offers a general introduction to the concepts of science for non-science students and for students intending to teach science in elementary and middle schools. The three themes that form the focus of the course are patterns of change, scale and structure, systems and interactions. Laboratory is included.

EDUC 3452
Introduction to Educational Psychology, Elementary 0.5 unit
for the Secondary School
A study of the growth and development of children emphasizing the sequential nature of development, principles of learning, and classroom applications in the elementary school. Special consideration is given to the exceptionalities of children and the efforts in elementary schools to meet special needs and diverse learning styles.

EDUC 3453
Introduction to Educational Psychology, Secondary 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: completion of 5.0 units at the university level
A study of the growth and development of adolescents emphasizing the sequential nature of development, principles of learning, and classroom applications in secondary schools. Special consideration is given to the exceptionalities of children and the efforts of secondary schools to meet special needs and diverse learning styles.

EDUC 5201
Inclusive Practices in Elementary Classrooms: Part I 0.5 unit
A critical and pragmatic examination of the philosophical, historical, and political foundations of inclusive education through various pedagogical approaches to programming, methods, strategies, and resources. Pre-service teachers will learn how to enable all learners to be included in safe, respectful and equitable teaching and learning environments in the elementary classroom.

EDUC 5202
Inclusive Practices in Elementary Classrooms: Part II 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: EDUC 5201
A critical and pragmatic continuation and expansion on central aspects of inclusive education explored in Part I. Guided by the Nova Scotia Inclusive Education Policy and the framework of Multi-Tiered System of Supports, the course addresses roles and responsibilities of elementary teachers and identifies implications for teaching and learning.

EDUC 5205
Interdisciplinary Foundations of Education 0.5 unit
Examines the foundations of education in Canada and Nova Scotia by integrating history, philosophy, and sociology of education with perspectives on the ethics of teaching and schooling. Historical and contemporary structures of the school system will be examined, and their impact on education and schooling of marginalized groups in NS.

EDUC 5207
Curriculum and Technology Integration 0.5 unit
This course is an introduction to theoretical and practical perspectives on integrating teachable subjects in elementary school contexts to increase meaningful learning. It will also emphasize developing understanding of various technology teaching tools available in Nova Scotia elementary schools and how subject learning outcome integration can be developed using these.

EDUC 5208
Inclusive Practices in the Secondary Classroom: Part I 0.5 unit
A critical and pragmatic examination of the philosophical, historical, and political foundations of inclusive education
through various pedagogical approaches to programming, methods, strategies, and resources. Pre-service teachers will learn how to enable all learners to be included in safe, respectful and equitable teaching and learning environments in the secondary classroom.

EDUC 5209
Inclusive Practices in the Secondary Classroom: Part II 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: EDUC 5208
A critical and pragmatic continuation and expansion on the central aspects of inclusive education explored in Part I. Guided by the Nova Scotia Inclusive Education Policy and the framework of Multi-Tiered System of Supports, the course addresses roles and responsibilities of secondary teachers and identifies implications for teaching and learning.

EDUC 5211
Restorative Approaches to Education 0.5 unit
This course seeks to transform the social culture of schools, focusing on mutual respect, care, concern and dignity. Students examine the theory, principles and practices of restorative approaches and the factors driving the adoption of restorative approaches in schools, locally and internationally.

EDUC 5212
Indigenous Knowledges and the Curriculum 0.5 unit
A study of how Indigenous knowledges relate to the school curriculum. The course will focus on antiracist and anticolonial teaching and concepts from Indigenous knowledges that can inform pedagogy and curriculum. A key component will be the creation of curriculum that can be used in the classroom.

EDUC 5213
Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education 0.5 unit
An introduction to physical education for Elementary pre-service teachers. Students will design teaching strategies aimed at the active healthy development of physical literacy in elementary students. Students will become familiar with assessment strategies and the requirements of the Nova Scotia P-6 curriculum for physical education.

EDUC 5214
Holistic Teaching and Learning 0.5 unit
Examines the significance of holistic, culturally responsive, and inclusive teaching and learning aimed at educating the whole person. Through exploring alternative educational pedagogies, perspectives, and practices in institutions within Canada and internationally, the course considers how holistic teaching and learning can be incorporated in schools in Nova Scotia and abroad.

EDUC 5215
Teaching Abroad and in Different Cultures 0.5 unit
This course examines international and comparative education, various school and educational systems from the Global South and Global North. It undertakes to develop a critical lens on issues of intercultural dialogue, acculturation, culture shock, power imbalances and other challenges and opportunities related to teaching in diverse cultures.

EDUC 5216
Classroom Communities of Philosophical Inquiry 0.5 unit
An introduction to practising philosophy with children and youth across the curriculum, including readings, large- and small- group discussions, role-play, and community-focused projects that prepare pre-service teachers to create diverse communities of inquiry and design culturally responsive curricula for teaching philosophy and theory of knowledge in schools.

EDUC 5218
Secondary Educational Assessment 0.5 unit
A practical course in educational assessment. Primary emphasis is on developing skills to align curriculum,
assessment methods and tools, and learning for all students. Topics covered include the development, interpretation and use of a variety of assessment strategies such as portfolio assessment, criterion referenced tools, communication skills, and observation techniques.

EDUC 5219
Teaching Literacy in Content Areas 0.5 unit
This course offers secondary pre-service teachers an understanding of language and literacy processes as they apply to teaching in secondary schools. The course emphasizes reading and writing in content areas, as well as instructional strategies and the development of metacognitive awareness to support all students’ literacy development.

EDUC 5301
Curriculum Practices in Business Education for the Secondary School: Part I 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of business education. Through diverse approaches, students will develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia curriculum. Students will also explore issues and policies relevant to the contemporary classroom.

EDUC 5302
Curriculum Practices in Business Education for the Secondary School: Part II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5301
This course provides a framework for more in-depth study of topics in business education. In addition, further resources, concepts, theories, and practices relevant to business education instruction in the contemporary secondary classroom are explored.

EDUC 5305
Curriculum Practices in Family Studies or the Secondary School: Part I 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of family studies. Through diverse approaches, students will develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia curriculum. Students will also explore issues and policies relevant to the contemporary secondary classroom.

EDUC 5306
Curriculum Practices in Family Studies or the Secondary School: Part II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5305
This course provides a framework for more in-depth study of topics introduced in Part I. In addition, further resources, concepts, theories, and practices relevant to family studies instruction in the contemporary secondary classroom are explored.

EDUC 5321
Philosophy of Education 0.5 unit
A philosophical discussion, drawing on case studies, of selection of issues that arise in the context of teaching and schooling, such as: the relationship between theory and practice, interests and needs, controversial issues and the problem of bias in teaching, critical thinking and open-mindedness, values education and the hidden curriculum, and the aims of education in a multicultural democracy. Topics may vary from year to year.

EDUC 5325
The Political Context of Education 0.5 unit
A critical examination of the political context of education and the place of the school as an institution in the political context. As well, the politics of education will be addressed.

EDUC 5326
Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Educational Foundations 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: completion of the first year of the BEd (Secondary) program
Drawing on political, sociological, philosophical and historical perspectives, students in this course will investigate educational issues at the centre of wide public debate. The specific focus will vary from year to year.

EDUC 5327
Social and Cultural Contexts of Teaching and Learning 0.5 unit
This course examines social and cultural contexts impacting teaching and learning processes in the classroom, such as gender, 2SLGBTQIA+, class, poverty, race/ethnicities, multilingualism and their meanings for formal and informal curricula. The course identifies processes of marginalization and addresses how to resist those by establishing ethical and equitable learning environments.

EDUC 5328
Social and Cultural Contexts of Schooling II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5327
Continuing from the foundation established in EDUC 5327, this course includes in-depth discussions of pertinent and contemporary social issues and processes, such as: race/racism/anticolonialism; multiculturalism; religions; abilities/disabilities, as well as formal and informal curricula. Students will continue to develop their recognition of how social positionings are brought to, maintained, and/or resisted through schooling processes. Note: Students who have received credit for EDUC 5322 or 5323 may not take this course for credit.

EDUC 5329
Advanced Studies in Philosophy of Education 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5321 or equivalent
An examination of philosophical questions that arise in the context of schooling. This course is designed for student teachers preparing to work in elementary and/or secondary schools. Topics will vary from year to year.

EDUC 5331
Curriculum and Instruction in French for the Secondary School: Part I 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching of French as a Second Language. Through approaches such as readings, lectures, collaborative explorations, and practical activities, students will develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia curriculum. Students will also explore issues and policies relevant to the contemporary secondary
classroom.

EDUC 5332
Foundations in Second Language Education 0.5 unit
A course designed to review the fundamental theories pertaining to second language learning/teaching and to familiarize students with current second language teaching approaches through the study of representative materials and techniques.

EDUC 5333
Curriculum Practices in Secondary French II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5331
This course provides a framework for more in-depth study of topics introduced in Part I. In addition, further resources, concepts, theories, and practical strategies relevant to French instruction in the contemporary secondary classroom are explored.

EDUC 5334
Advanced Studies in the Sociology and Anthropology of Education 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: Completion of the first year of the BEd Program
An exploration of education, schooling, and childhood and youth culture from sociological and anthropological frameworks. Among issues discussed will be social determination versus individual agency, as well as those drawn from students’ classroom experiences.

EDUC 5340
Curriculum Practices in English Language Arts for the Secondary School: Part I 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of English language arts. Through diverse approaches, students will develop content and pedagogical knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia curriculum. Students will also explore issues and policies relevant in the contemporary English language arts secondary classroom.

EDUC 5341
Curriculum Practices in English Language Arts for the Secondary School: Part II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5340
This course provides a framework for more in-depth study of topics in secondary language arts education. Additional resources, concepts, theories, and practices relevant to English language arts pedagogy in the contemporary secondary classroom will also be explored.

EDUC 5343
Reading, Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum 0.5 unit
A course designed to prepare teacher candidates to recognize and deal with the various problems encountered in the teaching of reading at the junior and senior high school levels. The following topics are included: assessment of reading levels, approaches to reading instruction, reading in the content areas.

EDUC 5344
Advanced Curriculum Practice: Business 0.5 unit
EDUC 5345
Advanced Curriculum Practice: Secondary Language Arts 0.5 unit
EDUC 5346
Advanced Curriculum Practice: Family Studies 0.5 unit
EDUC 5347
Advanced Curriculum Practice: Math 0.5 unit
EDUC 5348
Advanced Curriculum Practice: Social Studies 0.5 unit
EDUC 5349
Advanced Curriculum Practice: Science 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: completion of Curriculum Practice (First Teachable) courses in the first year of the Secondary Program
A follow-up to and an advancement of principles and practices introduced to students in curriculum practice courses (first and second teachable) in the initial year of the secondary program. Directions for curriculum practice which emerge from current scholarship in curriculum studies as well as the integration of knowledge across curriculum subjects will be the major foci.

EDUC 5350
Technology in Education 0.5 unit
This course explores theoretical and practical understandings of technological tools available for teaching and learning. It focuses on the use of these technology tools to develop digital literacies and competencies across different subjects, including the use of programs, “apps”, and technology hardware tools for teaching available in Nova Scotia schools.

EDUC 5352
Evaluating Learner Progress 0.5 unit
A critical and pragmatic examination of measurement and evaluation practices in the classroom. Topics covered include the development and use of practices that facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of learner progress including a range of approaches such as teacher made assessment materials, portfolio assessment, criterion referenced materials and standardized assessment. The focus will be on the integration of materials that help evaluate and monitor learner progress with curriculum approaches and teaching strategies. As well, a critical examination of outcome based and standardized testing practices in Canadian schools will be included.

EDUC 5354
Inclusive Classrooms for Learners with Exceptionalities in the Secondary School 0.5 unit
A critical and pragmatic examination through case studies of programming, methods, techniques, strategies, materials, issues, and resources pertaining to the education of youth with exceptionalities in the regular secondary classroom. This course is designed to familiarize the beginning teacher with approaches to enabling learners with exceptionalities to be included in the regular secondary school classroom.

EDUC 5355
Educational Perspectives and Development:
Implications for the Teaching/Learning Process 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: enrollment in the BEd (Secondary) program
A critical examination of selected perspectives on adolescent development focusing on the implications these have for the teaching/learning process at the secondary level. Topics include selected theoretical positions and research relative to cognitive, meta-cognitive and personal/social development, educational outcomes, inclusive education, assessment for learning and teaching/learning strategies.

EDUC 5360
Curriculum Practices in Mathematics for the Secondary School: Part I 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Through diverse approaches, students develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia junior high curriculum. Students explore issues, trends, and policies relevant to the contemporary secondary classroom.

EDUC 5361
Curriculum Practices in Mathematics for the Secondary School: Part II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5360
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Through diverse approaches, students develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia high school curriculum. Students explore issues, trends, and policies relevant to the contemporary secondary classroom.

EDUC 5370
Curriculum Practices in Science for the Secondary School: Part I 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of science. Through diverse approaches, students will develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia curriculum. Students will also explore issues and policies relevant to the contemporary science classroom.

EDUC 5371
Curriculum Practices in Secondary Science II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5370
This course provides the opportunity to study in greater depth topics and instructional considerations addressed in Part I and also to study additional topics relevant to contemporary secondary science instruction. Note: This course is required for students specializing in science as a first or second teachable subject.

EDUC 5381
Curriculum Practices in Social Studies for the Secondary School: Part I 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of social studies. Through diverse approaches, students will develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia curriculum. Students will also explore issues and policies relevant to the contemporary secondary classroom.

EDUC 5382
Curriculum Practices in Social Studies for the Secondary School: Part II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5381
This course provides a framework for more in-depth study of topics from Part I. In addition, further resources, concepts, theories, and practices relevant to social studies instruction in the contemporary secondary classroom are explored.

EDUC 5383
Global Studies in Education 0.5 unit
This course provides a critical overview from a cross disciplinary perspective on the teaching of global studies as a distinct subject and across the curriculum and how a global studies perspective might affect broader school practice.

EDUC 5390
Professional Seminar and Practicum in Secondary Schools: Year 1 1.0 unit
This course examines theories and practices that shape our educational system, discusses basic curriculum questions, and investigates classroom and professional issues in contemporary teaching with an emphasis on practical application and the significance of their role as an educator. It will also guide pre-service teachers through their portfolio development.

EDUC 5392
Principles and Practices in Secondary Education 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5390
A series of seminars, relating to teaching methodology and professional issues, which prepare students for work in their final practicum placement.

EDUC 5393
Field Experience in Secondary Education 1.5 units
Prerequisite: EDUC 5390 or equivalent (EDUC 5392 must be taken concurrently)
Ten to twelve-week practice teaching and field supervision for students in Year II of the BEd Secondary programme, including participating in several plenary sessions at the University at the conclusion of the practice teaching experience. Note: Students who have received credit for EDUC 5391 may not take this course for credit.

EDUC 5394
ESL in the Secondary School 0.5 unit
An introduction to theories underlying and techniques of teaching English as a second language in junior and senior high schools. Emphasis will be placed on practical classroom problems and on programs currently in place in Canadian schools.

EDUC 5395
Professional Seminar & Practicum in Secondary Schools: Year 2 2.0 units
Prerequisite: EDUC 5390
This course bridges the journey between university and the practicum experience, preparing pre-service teachers to become successful educators at the secondary level. Students will deepen their understanding in areas of relevant research and practice. It will also continue to mentor the portfolio development.

EDUC 5396
Teaching English as Additional Language in P-12 0.5 unit
An introduction to the theories, research, methodologies, techniques, and practices in teaching English as Additional Language (EAL) learners in a P-12 classroom setting. Pre-service teachers will become familiar with the current approaches to creating inclusive classrooms for EAL learners.

EDUC 5404
Critical Media Literacy 0.5 unit
A course in media literacy for teachers that examines what it means to be media literate through critical examinations of the major sources of mass-media texts in society. The course seeks to make visible the ways in which media texts are coded and how they help to shape our cultural practices and conceptions of reality.

EDUC 5410
Creative Arts in the Classroom: General 0.5 unit
EDUC 5412
Creative Arts in the Classroom: Children’s Literature 0.5 unit
EDUC 5413
Creative Arts in the Classroom: Creative Movement 0.5 unit

EDUC 5414
Creative Arts in the Classroom: Drama 0.5 unit
EDUC 5415
Creative Arts in the Classroom: Music 0.5 unit
These courses are designed to help prospective teachers promote child growth and development in the classroom through creative activities.

EDUC 5421
History of Canadian Education 0.5 unit
A general survey of the main currents in the history of Canadian educational thought and institutions.

EDUC 5423/PHIL 3373
Introductory Philosophy of Education 0.5 unit
This course examines the nature of philosophy of education and its relation to other areas of knowledge, analyses such crucial concepts as teaching, learning, discipline, curriculum, human rights, responsibility, equality, freedom, and considers the implications of these concepts for classroom practice.

EDUC 5424/PHIL 3374
Philosophical Foundations of Education 0.5 unit
This course focuses on the following topics: educational aims and objectives; the student as a person; the teaching-learning process; liberal, vocational and technical education. Special consideration will be given to such basic issues as human rights.

EDUC 5425
School and Society 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: SOAN 1502 or permission of the instructor
A theoretical and empirical examination of the relationships between educational institutions and the other institutions in society. Topics normally covered will include the selection and allocation functions of education, the meaning and impact of IQ tests, ethnic and sex differences in educational attainment, and education and social change.

EDUC 5426
The School as a Social System 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: SOAN 1502 or permission of the instructor
A theoretical and empirical examination of the social organization of the school. Topics that may be considered are socialization and learning, the formal organization of the school, the teacher and teaching, student social structure, teacher-student relationships, and the changing school.

EDUC 5427
Curriculum and Instruction in Religious Education 0.5 unit
A study of catechetical methodology with special emphasis on contemporary changes in educational theory and recent developments in theories of personal growth.

EDUC 5429
Health Education/Healthy Living 0.5 unit
An exploration of health issues covered in the elementary and secondary curricula in Nova Scotia schools. Students will assess their own health-related values, explore health-related concepts and skills, and design teaching strategies for health education and healthy living curricula.

EDUC 5431
Curriculum and Instruction in French for Elementary and/or Secondary Schools 1.0 unit
Designed to give students a strong basis of theory and technique, this course includes a survey of contemporary topics in linguistics and psychology relevant to language teaching and a study of the different approaches and methods. Emphasis on practical classroom problems. Activities center on programs currently used in Canadian schools.

EDUC 5432
Teaching French in the Elementary School 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: French as Second Language (FSL) students entering this course will have completed successfully a French proficiency test that is based on the international standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
An introduction to current theories, approaches and materials pertaining to teaching French at the elementary level, with emphasis on areas of special interest and concern for Nova Scotia teachers.

EDUC 5433
Special Methods of Teaching French in the Elementary Schools 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5431 or 5432 or permission of the Faculty of Education
This course is designed to allow students to pursue advanced study in French education at the elementary or secondary levels.

EDUC 5441
Curriculum and Instruction in Language Arts for the Elementary School 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to teaching and learning in English language arts. Through diverse approaches, students will develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia curriculum. There will be an emphasis on evidence-based approaches for teaching literacy in the elementary classroom.

EDUC 5442
Teaching ESL in the Elementary School 0.5 unit
An introduction to theories underlying and techniques of teaching English as a second language in elementary schools. Emphasis will be placed on practical classroom problems and on programmes currently in place in Canadian schools.

EDUC 5443
Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Reading and Language Arts 1.0 unit
An introduction to the teaching of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the elementary school. Course topics include: theories of reading and language development; approaches to language arts instruction; examination of language arts materials; assessment and evaluation in language Arts.

EDUC 5444
Advanced Curriculum and Instruction in Language Arts for the Elementary School 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5441
A continuation of EDUC 5441. Emphasis will be placed on the advanced study of elementary language arts curricula and methods of teaching ELA in elementary schools.

EDUC 5445
English as a Second Language I 0.5 unit
The sounds, forms, and sentence structure of English contrasted with various other languages. A survey of problems encountered by the teacher of English as a second language.

EDUC 5447
Special Topics in Reading Literacy 1.0 unit
EDUC 5448
Special Topics in Reading Literacy 0.5 unit
EDUC 5449
Special Topics in Reading Literacy 0.5 unit
These courses are designed to allow students to study in greater depth a topic in reading or literacy education that is treated more briefly in another course or a topic that is related to another course.

EDUC 5450
Elementary Educational Assessment 0.5 unit
A practical course in educational assessment. Primary emphasis is on developing skills to align curriculum, assessment methods and tools, and learning for all students. Topics covered include the development, interpretation and use of a variety of assessment strategies such as portfolio assessment, criterion referenced tools, communication skills, and observation techniques.

EDUC 5451
Introduction to Educational Measurement and Evaluation 0.5 unit
A practical course in educational measurement and evaluation. Primary emphasis is on the construction of classroom tests. Consideration is given to criteria for assessing evaluation devices, administration, scoring, and interpretation of scores in the elementary school and secondary school level.

EDUC 5452
Introduction to Learners with Exceptionalities 0.5 unit
A course designed to introduce education students to children and youth with exceptionalities, their characteristics and behaviour.

EDUC 5453
Education of Learners with Exceptionalities in the Inclusive Classroom 0.5 unit
An overview of school programming, methods, materials and resources for the education of children and youth with exceptionalities in the regular classroom.

EDUC 5454
Inclusive Education 0.5 unit
This course explores issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, and ability in schooling, as well as in the broader context of education. Its focus will be the construction of a curriculum and a pedagogy to meet the diverse needs of students.

EDUC 5461
Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics for the Elementary School: Part I 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Through diverse approaches, students develop pedagogical and content knowledge of numbers and operations in the context of the provincial curriculum. Students explore issues, trends, and policies relevant to the contemporary elementary classroom.

EDUC 5462
Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics for the Elementary School Part: II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5461
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Through diverse approaches, students develop pedagogical and content knowledge of geometry, measurement, probability, data management, and statistics in the context of the provincial curriculum. Students explore issues, trends, and policies relevant to the contemporary elementary
classroom.

EDUC 5463
Diagnostic and Corrective Procedures in Mathematics 0.5 unit
A study of the elementary school mathematics program and methods of instruction. Emphasis will be placed on the development of mathematical concepts and on methods of diagnosis and remediation of difficulties encountered in the learning process.

EDUC 5471
Curriculum and Instruction in Science for the Elementary School 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of science. Through diverse approaches, students will develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia curriculum. Students will explore issues and policies relevant to the contemporary elementary science classroom.

EDUC 5472
Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Science Part II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5471
This course is a continuation of EDUC 5471. It will extend the examination of elementary school science curriculum and methods of teaching the content of the curriculum to the elementary school child.

EDUC 5481
Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies for the Elementary School 0.5 unit
A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of social studies. Through diverse approaches, students will develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia curriculum. Students will explore issues and policies relevant to the contemporary elementary social studies classroom.

EDUC 5490
Professional Seminar and Practicum in Elementary Schools: Year 1 1.0 unit
This course examines theories and practices that shape our educational system, discusses basic curriculum questions, and investigates classroom and professional issues in contemporary teaching with an emphasis on practical application and the significance of their role as an educator. It will also guide pre-service teachers through their portfolio development.

EDUC 5491
Principles and Practices Seminar in Elementary Education 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: EDUC 5490
Requires a series of seminars, both before and after the final practicum placement, which provide an opportunity to prepare for, then to summarize, integrate, and consolidate experiences arising from the final practicum placement.

EDUC 5492
Field Experience in Elementary Education 1.5 units
Extended student teaching blocks.
EDUC 5493
Special Topics in Second Language Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5494
Special Topics in Second Language Education 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: Bachelor of Education or equivalent with a general course in second language teaching methods or permission of the Faculty of Education
These courses are designed to allow second language teachers to update their knowledge and techniques in specific areas of current interest and concern.

EDUC 5495
Professional Seminar & Practicum in Elementary Schools: Year 2 2.0 units
Prerequisites: EDUC 5490
This course bridges the journey between university and the practicum experience, preparing pre-service teachers to become successful educators at the elementary level. Students will deepen their understanding in areas of relevant research and practice. It will also continue to mentor the portfolio development.

EDUC 5501
Special Topics in Elementary Education: Psychological Perspectives 0.5 unit
EDUC 5502
Special Topics in Elementary Education: Foundations of Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5503
Special Topics in Elementary Education: Curriculum and Instruction 0.5 unit

EDUC 5504
Special Topics in Elementary Education: Practice Teaching 0.5 unit
EDUC 5505
Special Topics in Elementary Education: Professional Option 0.5 unit
EDUC 5506
Special Topics in Elementary Education: Literacy Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5507
Special Topics in Elementary Education: Technology Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5508
Special Topics in Elementary Education:  Diversity and Culture 0.5 unit
EDUC 5509
Special Topics in Elementary Education 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: permission of the Faculty of Education
A course designed to meet the particular needs of students. The need would be established at registration and provision for the special study in education would be made by the program Coordinator in consultation with the faculty member teaching the course. 1.0 unit may be acquired toward a degree.

EDUC 5551
Directed Study in Elementary Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5552
Directed Study in Elementary Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5553
Directed Study in Elementary Education 1.0 unit
These courses are designed to meet the special needs of individual students. The student must make arrangements with the Faculty of Education prior to registration.

EDUC 5601
Special Studies in Secondary Education: Psychological Perspectives 0.5 unit
EDUC 5602
Special Studies in Secondary Education: Foundations of Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5603
Special Studies in Secondary Education: Curriculum and Instruction 0.5 unit
EDUC 5604
Special Studies in Secondary Education: Practice Teaching 0.5 unit
EDUC 5605
Special Studies in Secondary Education: Professional Option 0.5 unit
EDUC 5606
Special Studies in Secondary Education: Literacy Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5607
Special Studies in Secondary Education: Technology Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5608
Special Studies in Secondary Education: Diversity and Culture 0.5 unit

EDUC 5609
Special Studies in Secondary Education 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: permission of the Faculty of Education
A course designed to meet the particular needs of students. The need would be established at registration and provision for the special study in education would be made by the program Coordinator in consultation with the faculty member teaching the course. 1.0 unit may be acquired toward a degree.

EDUC 5651
Directed Study in Secondary Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5652
Directed Study in Secondary Education 0.5 unit
EDUC 5653
Directed Study in Secondary Education 0.5 unit
These courses are designed to meet the special needs of individual education students. The student must make arrangements with the Faculty of Education prior to registration.

 

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