Education

ED courses are normally not available to non-education students. Exceptions are ED 4791, ED 3021, ED 3031, ED 3043, ED 3063

ED3011Professional Ethics for Practitioners of Adult Education3 ch

Introduction to ethical theory and philosophical approaches to reflective practice emphasizing self-examination, decision making, and ethical standards in the field of adult education. Participants use field experience to support readings and case studies.

ED3015Practicum in Adult Education3 ch

Practical, field-based learning-based on an individualized learning contact and completed in teaching, learning or other appropriate adult education settings such as training, literacy, tutoring, curriculum development, etc. The intent of the practicum is to help learners develop observational, critical and reflective skills as well as skills appropriate to their work with adults. 

ED3021Human Development and Learning: An Overview3 ch (3C)

Developmental perspectives on human growth and learning.

ED3022First Nations Epistemology (Ways of Knowing) (Cross-Listed: ABRG 4686)3 ch (3C)

Development of personal and social identity among children in First Nations communities. Implications for classroom practice. 

ED3024Understanding the Adult Learner3 ch

Explores the characteristics of learners in formal and non-formal education settings and identifies learning processes and conditions as they influence adult learning.

ED3031The Education of Exceptional Learners3 ch

Provides the student with an introduction to the field of knowledge associated with exceptional learners.

ED3033Teaching in a Cultural Context3 ch (3C)

How teachers respond effectively to the culture of children as individuals and to the culture of their people, with regard to a variety of cultural contexts, including Canadian aboriginal cultures.

ED3041The Theory and Practice of Education3 ch

Introduces the dominant theories which influence and shape current thinking and practices in school environments today. Key ideas, their origins, teaching responsibilities, and the components of professional practice are discussed. The course is intended to orient education students to teaching as a profession.

ED3042History of Educational Ideas3 ch

A course designed to inform beginning teachers about the most significant ideas (and the people who originated them) that have influenced the development of contemporary education.

ED3043First Nations Education3 ch

Traditional First Nations pedagogy and concepts of education in comparison with those which have shaped formal schooling. Roles and responsibilities of schools, teachers, and communities in educating First Nations students. 

ED3044History of Childhood3 ch

A course that follows the changing public perception and treatment of children in western society from the Seventeenth Century to the present. Children in Maritime Canada are featured prominently.

ED3051School Law and Organization3 ch

An overview of the legal, organizational, financial and professional aspects of schools and school systems.

ED3061Students, Schools, Equity and Social Justice3 ch

Explores the social, economic, cultural, and political contexts of learners’ lives, discourses of social difference, equity and social justice. Topics include: sexism, gender bias, racism, class oppression, homophobia, and heterosexism, harassment and violence, and the questions these issues raise for schools, curricula and classroom practice.

ED3063Health Promotion in Schools3 ch

Examines concepts and inter-relationships among nutrition, exercise, and well-being within educational contexts.

ED3110Methods and Strategies in Adult Education: An Introduction6 ch

Examines key topics in applied terms to prepare new instructors for the first year of teaching. Topics include: planning instructional segments; writing objectives; evaluating students, programs and teaching; using and assessing teaching strategies, audio-visual aids and learning resources. Students will participate in micro-teaching activities.

ED3113Communication Practices for Adult Education3 ch

Identifies general theories of and strategies for oral, written and visual communications. Students will be expected to assess their skill levels in all three areas.

ED3114Introduction to Workplace Learning3 ch

Designed to provide learners with an appreciation of the origins and trends in workplace learning. The course will examine the workplace as a learning environment. Various approaches to adult learning within the changing context of work will be examined. 

ED3115Methods and Strategies in Adult Education (online version)3 ch

This course examines methods and strategies to facilitate effective adult education programs. Topics include: planning instructional segments; writing objectives; evaluating student work, programs and teaching; using and assessing teaching strategies, and learning resources. 

ED3362Access to Literacy3 ch

Although the teaching of reading is regarded as one of the fundamental tasks of the school system, there is relatively little attention paid to what is being read. In this course students will learn: how to find out about books; how to recognize a genuine work of imaginative literature when they encounter one; and how to talk about books among themselves and with children.

ED3415Developing Numeracy3 ch

The study of number relationships and approaches to developing number sense in children and adults.

ED3416Developing Geometrical Concepts3 ch

The study of geometric relationships and approaches to developing spatial sense in children and adults.

ED3475Movement Education for the Elementary Teacher3 ch

Overview of physical education programs in elementary schools. Program planning, practical work.

ED3512The Nature(s) of Science: Implications for Teaching Science3 ch

Provides an opportunity for participants to explore their models of the nature of science and consider the implications these models have on teaching and learning science.

ED3513Science Education Policy and Practice3 ch

An introduction to current policies and practices in science education.

ED3561Introduction to Second Language Education*3 ch

Examines the principles of learning and teaching a second language (SL). Emphasizes the development of communicative SL activities and the creation of learner-centred lesson plans. *Required course for CTESL candidates. Students may receive credit for ED3561 or ED 3562 but not both. 

ED3562Français langue seconde I – Secondaire3 ch

Examen des principes de base de la didactique du français langue seconde (FLS) au secondaire ainsi que l’exploration des pratiques de l’enseignement du FLS au secondaire. *Required course for secondary French second language specialists. Pre-requisite: A French oral proficiency certificate with a minimum level of Advanced from the New Brunswick Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour. 

ED3621Introduction to Social Studies3 ch

Consideration of the history of social studies, debates about the content of social studies and the current state of social studies in Canada. 

ED3862Information and Communication Technology I3 ch

This course is designed to introduce students to basic concepts and practices in the integration of application software within curriculum-based topics. Emphasis is placed on the development of electronic portfolios of technology- enhanced teaching materials for the classroom. 

ED3943Introduction to Technology Education3 ch

Examines the development of technology education as a field of study and explores the context in which technology is taught in schools, applied in industry and its impact on society. Current technology applications are examined in areas such as: transportation, construction, communication, manufacturing and bio-technologies.

ED4000Student Teaching for BEd (4 year) Program I18 ch

Fifteen weeks of school and classroom experience. Additional regulations are included in the Education General Regulations under Field Experiences Practicum (Student Teaching)in Section G of the Calendar. Prerequisite: Only students who have been officially admitted to the BEd (4 year) program may register for ED4000. For further information contact the Chair of the Student Teaching Department.

ED4012Diversity and Inclusion in Adult Living3 ch

Examines culturally-defined values, beliefs, and assumptions; how cross-cultural communication plays out in formal and informal situations, work environments, and the wider community; and how to create quality international and cross-cultural learning experiences. Develops practical strategies for ensuring meaningful inclusion and for creating safe climates that model the principle of valuing differently acquired wisdom.

ED4031Towards Diversity in the Classroom3 ch

Examines how schooling reproduces and produces social inequality and explores liberatory pedagogical practices, particularly in relation to dimensions such as class, "race", gender, and sexuality. 

ED4032Adult Learners with Exceptionalities3 ch

This course examines the nature of 'special needs' in relation to sensory, cognitive, physical, emotional and/or learning capabilities in adults, and considers various approaches and strategies for meeting the unique needs of these adult learners.

ED4042Introduction to Adult Education3 ch

Examines the development of adult education as a field of practice and explores the characteristics of adult education in a variety of contexts with specific emphasis on national and provincial contexts.

ED4045Issues in Training and Development3 ch

Explores theoretical and practical components of workplace training designed to improve organizational effectiveness and individual performance. Learners examine emergent training topics in a variety of workplace contexts.

Prerequisite: ED 3024

ED4061Advising and Mentoring Adult Learners3 ch

Examines the characteristics of helping relationships in educational and work settings. Focus will be on the development of skills and strategies conducive to effective advising, coaching and mentoring through collaborative learning, reflection and practice.

Prerequisite ED 3024

ED4075Reflection on Second Language Theory and Practice3 ch (3C)

Examination of fundamental issues in second language education such as definitions and assessment of bilingualism, early and later acquisition of a second language, cognitive effects of bilingualism, evaluation of second language education programs, literacy and multi-literacy.

ED4089Gifted Education: Introduction3 ch

The identification, development and approach to the gifted and talented are examined in terms of their intellectual, social and emotional characteristics.

ED4102Transition to Adulthood3 ch

Explores the principles of adult learning and their application to teaching, planning, problem solving, and motivating learners who are in transition from full-time attendance in educational programs to adult work and life roles.

ED4110Methods and Strategies in Adult Education: Theory and Practice6 ch

Based on learners' needs, interests and experience, theoretical and practical components of instructional strategies are explored in-depth. Particular attention is paid to the integration of instructional methods and strategies with adult learning models.

ED4113Introduction to Distance Learning in Adult Education3 ch

Provides an opportunity to explore and become familiar with currently available learning technologies to deliver distance education programs and courses. Use of these technologies will be required throughout the course.

ED4164Techniques of Teaching3 ch

Students will learn to design lessons following lecture, Socratic discussion, or combination formats and learn the appropriateness of each. Classroom skills of positioning, elocution, questioning, listening, eye contact, and so on will be learned and practised in mini-teaching sessions in front of small peer groups. Causes of student behavior problems will be analyzed and strategies for dealing with disruptive students developed.

ED4191Independent Studies3 ch

Students will normally be limited to 6 ch of independent study.

Prerequisite: Permission of an instructor is required before registration.

ED4451Health Education3 ch

Examines curriculum and pedagogy in a range of elementary, middle and secondary school programs that come under the rubric of health education. Includes analyses of underlying assumptions, the organization of knowledge, and pedagogical approaches to this subject area.

ED4562Assessing French Language Proficiency3 ch

Examines communicative language teaching in the context of ESL classrooms. Emphasizes varied teaching methods, curriculum development and evaluation of second language learning. 

Prerequisite: ED 3561 or ED 3562 or equivalent.

ED4567Français langue seconde II – Secondaire3 ch

Examen en profondeur de l’enseignement du français langue seconde dans divers programmes du niveau secondaire. * Required course for secondary French second language specialists. 

 Pre-requisite: ED 3562 and a French oral proficiency certificate with a minimum level of Advanced from the New Brunswick Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour. 

ED4568La littératie à l’élémentaire I3 ch

 Dans ce cours, vous aurez l’occasion de vous familiariser avec les principes et les pratiques de la littératie en français seconde à l’élémentaire. Vous explorez l’approche de la littératie équilibrée, les pratiques exemplaires et les stratégies qui favorisent l’enseignement du français et l’enseignement des matières en français.  * A required course for elementary French second language specialists. 

Pre-requisite: A French oral proficiency certificate with a minimum level of Advanced from the New Brunswick Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour. 

ED4569La littératie à l’élémentaire II3 ch (3C)

Dans ce cours, vous aurez l’occasion d’approfondir vos connaissances de la pédagogie de la littératie en français langue seconde à l’élémentaire. Vous aurez l’occasion de developer et d’essayer des pratiques et des strategies qui favorisent l’enseignement et l’évaluation du français dans divers programmes et l’integration de la littératie dans l’enseignement des matières en immersion.

*A required course for elementary French second language specialists. 

Pre-requisite: ED 4568 and a French oral proficiency certificate with a minimum level of Advanced from the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.

ED4621Learning to Learn about Teaching, Social Studies and Science3 ch

Elementary school prospective teachers will explore the notion of teaching and learning a discipline through the study of teaching social studies and science.

ED4643Geography of Canada3 ch

Investigation of pedagogical approaches to settlement patterns, urbanization, resource development, land use and economic characteristics of the various regions. Attention given to applications in the New Brunswick school curriculum.

 

ED4686Teaching First Nations Learner3 ch

Teaching methods, learning strategies, program planning, with emphasis on a particular learning level.

ED4688Teaching First Nations Children's Literature3 ch

Examines the philosophy and process of teaching First Nations Literature in an integrated curriculum for primary and elementary children. Includes practical classroom experience. 

ED4791Nutrition Concepts3 ch (3C)

An examination of nutrients in the human diet, the relationship between diet and health, nutritional assessment, nutrition education, dietary guidance and current nutrition issues. Note: Credit will not be given for both ED 4791 and KIN 3481

ED4863Computers in Classroom3 ch

This course will study current research and practices in the integration of computer technology in Business Education, ICT, and other subject areas. Students are required to demonstrate best practices in the areas of using computers as a tool, tutor and tutee in education in the development and presentation of technology enriched lessons within their area of curriculum. 

ED4864Educational Software Analysis3 ch (3C)

This course is designed to examine current trends and research in educational software evaluation. Students will focus on both curriculum-based software as well as administrative applications intended for professional use in and out of the classroom. 

 

ED4973Special Topics in Education3 ch (3C)

Research of current and emerging trends and development in technology, Technology Education and educational/instructional technology.

ED5000Field Studies Practicum for Consecutive and Concurrent BEd Programs15 ch

Fifteen weeks of school and classroom experience. Additional regulations are included in Education General Regulations under Field Experiences Practicum, Section F. Prerequisites: 1) Admission to the BEd (Consecutive or Concurrent program); 2) 30 ch in B.Ed. courses including: At the secondary level 9 ch in one area of concentration; At the elementary level 12 ch including ED 5424 , a course in Literacy at the elementary level, ED 55111 or ED 3621 and a course in either Art, Music or Physical Education; 3) at least 90 ch of course work in the other degree for concurrent students; 4) CGPA at least 2.0; 5) Students must have been enrolled in the B.Ed. for one year from the formal date of their admission before they are eligible for an Internship. 6) Completion of ED 4001 and ED 4002 or ED 4003 and ED 4004 . 7) Police Background Check (See Note: Section G: Field Experiences Placements and Practicum.) 

ED5001Teaching and Learning Theories I2 ch

This course introduces teaching as a reflective, professional practice focused upon three themes: Learning and Learners; Establishing a Classroom Context to Support Learning; and Professional Concerns for Teachers. Field experience is central to the course with students expected to apply course ideas in classroom and reflect on that experience in seminars. 

ED5002Teaching and Learning Theories II2 ch

This course continues the examination of teaching as a reflective, professional practice focused upon three themes: Learning and Learners; Establishing a Classroom Context to Support Learning; and Professional Concerns for Teachers. Field experience is central to the course with students expected to apply course ideas in classroom and reflect on that experience in seminars.

ED5003Teaching and Learning Theories III2 ch

As a culmination of Teaching and Learning Theory I and II, this course will facilitate students integrating their personal backgrounds, academic and professional education through the development of a significant project. Projects will be shared with peers as well as the broader professional and public community in a senior conference.

ED5010Advanced Practicum in Adult Education6 ch

A practical, field-based learning experience in which learners will apply and practice previously acquired adult education principles and practices and will monitor themselves through using mentoring, collaboration, and peer consultation.

Prerequisite: Practicum in Adult Education, or its equivalent.

ED5011Preparing for Prior Learning Assessment3 ch

Through the use of reflection, self-assessment and personal journals, participants will create an experience-based dossier which will describe their personal philosophy, current professional practices, and needs for further learning. 

Prerequisite: ED 3024 or equivalent. 

ED5013Special Topics in Education3 ch

In consultation with faculty advisor. (Intended for students in the DAUS.)

ED5022Transformative Learning3 ch

Explores new concepts for working with adult learners. Investigates critical thinking, critical self-reflection and transformative learning. 

Prerequisite: ED 3024 or equivalent. 

ED5031Creating Supportive Environments for Learning3 ch

Examines theory and practice related to learning environments and strategies for dealing with behaviour challenges and for children with various types of special needs.

ED5032Inclusion from Early Years3 ch

An examination of personal, societal and school assumptions about the meaning and importance of inclusion in life and learning from childhood. Inclusive models of education will be examined.

 

ED5033Special Topics in Education3 ch

In consultation with faculty advisor. (Intended for students in the DAUS.)

ED5035Inclusionary Practices 3 ch (3C)

This course is designed to enhance prospective teachers’ knowledge of diverse student learning needs and specific strategies for enhancing the learning environment for all students.

 

ED5043Special Topics in Education3 ch (3C)

In consultation with faculty advisor. (Intended for students in the DAUS.)

 

ED5044The School and Society3 ch

Study of Interrelationships between community, students and schools.

ED5045Philosophies of Education3 ch

A study of various contemporary formulations of the meaning, aims, methods, and purposes of education, as well as the theories of human nature from which they are drawn.

ED5046Educating At-Risk Students3 ch

Characteristics of the at-risk student. Psychological, social, and economic effects of dropping out. Remedial strategies involving learning, teaching, counselling, school climate, and school organization. Exemplary programs for at-risk students and for dropout prevention.

ED5050Practicum12 ch

The school based experience component of the BEd involves one day per week in one's assigned school during the fall and winter terms as well as a two-week, three-week and seven-week block practica at points through the fall and winter term. 

ED5053Middle Level Education3 ch

Of interest to both experienced and student teachers, this course will focus on the physical, intellectual, psychological and social characteristics of 10- to 14-year-olds and the implications for effective instruction. Additional topics will include Middle School organization, curriculum integration, and teaming.

ED5054Changing Roles in the Education Workplace3 ch

Reflection on professional relationships among teachers, administrators and parents. Recent changes in school law and a study of decision making processes in education will be considered.

ED5062Cultural Constructions of Childhood3 ch

An historical examination of cultural constructions of childhood and family and the implications of these various constructions upon the education of young children.

ED5065Personal Growth and Helping3 ch

This course will focus on understanding human development; particularly the development of the self and how such development may be nurtured or thwarted within the educational setting. Students will examine issues such as identity, personality, self-awareness, relationships and basic counselling skills. These issues will be regarded on two levels: as aspects of the individual self and as aspects of the learning environment.

ED5070Cultural Contexts of Education6 ch

This course examines history, philosophy, social contexts, and law as they relate to education. Through each of these disciplines we explore the broad concerns and impacts of policy, ethics, and equity, with connections to curriculum and pedagogy. The format will be a combination of lectures and seminars.

ED5072Teaching Gifted Students3 ch (3C)

An examination of school wide enrichment models, curriculum differentiation, and the social and emotional needs of gifted learners. Note: In addition to work on campus, students will be required to complete a Fall practicum requirement either in their public school setting or independently. (Course offered in Summer Session only.)

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor is required before registering.

ED5075History of Education3 ch

Current problems: aims, curriculum, teaching, administration and ideas viewed from an historical perspective.

ED5076Religion and Spirituality in Education3 ch

This course will examine the controversial issue of religion and spirituality in education. It will examine how faith and visions of life impact education, values and the philosophy of education, religion and the history of education, visions of life in the curriculum, faith expressions in the classroom, and teaching about religion and spirituality. 

ED5078Communication Disorders in the Classroom3 ch

This course will provide an introduction to speech and language development in preschool children. It will also provide an overview of academic and classroom difficulties that may result from impairments in speech and/or language.

ED5086Special Education Field Experience3 ch

Provides a school-based experience working with students with special needs under the direction of faculty and resource teachers. Enrolment is limited. Prerequisite: ED 3031 . Permission of the instructor is required before registering. 

ED5091Learning Disabilities: Introduction3 ch

Concepts, definitions and terminology. A preventive approach.

ED5096Behavioural/Emotional Disorders3 ch

An overview of various emotional and behavioral disorders of children and young people and the ways in which coping and management strategies can be applied to develop self-discipline and control.

Prerequisite: ED 3031 or ED 5035

ED5097Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom3 ch

This course will allow teachers to explore current research on differentiation; familiarize themselves with many strategies for differentiating content, process and product; develop differentiation lesson plans including pre-assessment strategies as well as classroom management strategies intended for classroom application. 

ED5098Counselling/Special Education Internship I3 ch

Prerequisite: BEd or permission of the Chair.

ED5099Counselling/Special Education Internship II3 ch

Prerequisite: BEd or permission of the Chair.

 

 

ED5102Curriculum and Evaluation in the Early Years3 ch

Examines characteristics of early years learners and the role of the teacher as observer and curriculum developer in theory and practice.

ED5105Connecting Home and Schooled Literacies3 ch

This course will examine the theory and practice of connecting home and school for the development of a literate community.

ED5141Orientation to Counselling3 ch

This course provides an introduction to the role of the counsellor in various settings, including the public education system. Students will examine the counsellor as a person, roles of the client and counsellor, the counselling process, counselling skills, counselling theories, and counselling in the individual and group context. 

ED5142Career Guidance3 ch

Explores the ways to stimulate career development at each level within the public education system. Topics include: definition of career guidance, theories of vocational development, career education in the curriculum, and career assessment and counseling.

ED5143Group Theory and Skills3 ch

Explores the theory and experiences necessary to understand group dynamics and effective group skills with applications to the public education system. Topics include: group dynamics, leadership, team building, decision-making, communication, effective use of controversy and creativity in group decision making.

ED5154Power of Images (Cross-Listed: FNAT 3703)3 ch

Explores the visual mode of learning to reveal its subtle and not-so subtle power to communicate and inform. Images found in fine arts, computer graphics, design, advertising, and journalism provide the subject matter for analysis. Images will be investigated in terms of their cultural, social, and historical contexts. To understand how images communicate, methods of analysis and image-making will be explored. 

Prerequisite: previous course in visual art, art education, or media.

ED5156Special Topics in Adult Education (O)3 ch

Designed to explore areas of special interest or concern in adult education.

ED5157Adult Education and Community Development3 ch

Practitioners in various disciplines can build the capacity of communities to drive socioeconomic and systemic change necessary for enhanced sustainability. This course explores various adult education-related principles and strategies and enables participants to work on community development problems. (Offered every other year.) 

ED5161Curriculum Theory3 ch

Theory, current trends, and the role of the teacher in curriculum development. 

ED5162Integrated Curriculum for the First Nations Learner3 ch

Culture-based education: design, development, and implementation. Appropriate evaluation and assessment.

ED5164Learning with Technology in Adult Education3 ch

Utilization of a range of instructional technologies, application of educational technologies for teaching and learning. Note: This course may not be taken by Computer Science students. 

ED5166Cultural Studies and Critical Pedagogy3 ch

The study of the entire range of a society's arts, beliefs, institutions, and communicative practices and its application to education.

ED5167Interpreting Play for Curriculum Development3 ch

An exploration of the literature on play including play as reflective pedagogy. A variety of theoretical perspectives will be brought to the interpretation of children's play. The teacher's role in creating physical and social environments that facilitate cognitive, emotional, social, spiritual and physical growth will be examined.

ED5171Assessing Adult Learning3 ch

Identification of the principles and techniques underlying a variety of assessment methods for learning and teaching. Students will be expected to construct instruments and apply alternative assessment strategies.

ED5173Educational Statistics3 ch

Statistics; descriptive and inferential. Includes central tendency, variability, normal curve, correlation and regression, probability, hypothesis testing, chi square, "t" test.

ED5174Introduction to Standardized Testing Instruments3 ch

An examination of selected standardized tests used in the public school system.

 

ED5175Classroom Assessment3 ch

An examination of current assessment issues, procedures, and techniques and how these can be used to improve teaching and student learning.

ED5181Feminist Theory and Education3 ch

Explores how feminist theories have re-thought educational practice, with specific focus on issues of knowledge, curriculum, classroom pedagogy, research, and educational policy.

ED5182Problem Solving with Young Children (Subject, Learner Levels)3 ch

Examines research and theory of problem solving with young children. Emphasizes teacher's role as facilitator of problem solving across the curriculum.

ED5184Parental Involvement in Schooling3 ch

A critical examination of the theory and practice of parental involvement in schooling. A variety of current practices will be examined to explore how professional and parental knowledge/expertise are distinguished and how power relations are constructed.

ED5191Independent Studies3 ch

Students will normally be limited to 6 ch of independent study.

Prerequisite: Permission of an instructor is required before registration.

ED5212Curriculum Development in Art Education3 ch

Knowledge, skills, and understanding for developing art curricula at various learning levels. 

Prerequisite: ED 5209 or a previous course in visual art or art education. 

ED5213Issues in Art Education3 ch

An examination of local, national, and international issues currently being debated in art education.

Prerequisite: ED 5209 a previous course in visual art or art education.

ED5241Philosophy of Music Education3 ch

A course rooting methodology in significant, current philosophical trends tailored to students planning to teach music at any level.

Prerequisite: 9 ch in music courses permission of the instructor.

ED5272Changing to Teaching Practice3 ch

Examination of teaching practices in light of current pedagogical theory. Specific attention to varying learning styles and modalities, developmental issues and student centered learning.

ED5273Interdisciplinary Instruction3 ch

Explores the theory and practice of interdisciplinary teaching with specific reference to each of the elementary, middle level, and secondary levels of schools.

ED5313Cultural Studies through Theatre (Elementary, Middle, Secondary)3 ch

Theatre practices rooted in critical theory and cultural production will engage participants in an exploration of inclusive practices. No experience necessary.

ED5314Drama Across the Curriculum (Middle, Secondary)3 ch

Group process drama will be employed to study in any curriculum subject, such as history, mathematics, science and social studies. No experience necessary.

ED5315Dramatization of Literature (Elementary, Middle)3 ch

The interpretation and understanding of literature will be studied through various theatre practices, including readers' theatre, chamber theatre, monologues, dramatic scripts, and other media such as film.

ED5352Teaching Writing3 ch

This course introduces discourses about and approaches to teaching and evaluating writing in schools, including traditional approaches, writing process, genre modelling and critical studies.

ED5353Teaching Secondary English I3 ch

Aims, materials, methods of teaching language, literature, and composition. Middle school and high school.

ED5354Teaching Secondary English II3 ch

A sequel to ED 5353 . Emphasis on planning course units, evaluation in English, and the integration of English and other subjects.

Prerequisite: ED 5353 .

ED5358Critical/ Cultural Literacy (Middle, Secondary)3 ch

An examination of literature from different cultural groups using the theories and pedagogical practices of critical literacy.

ED5361Challenging the Authority of Texts3 ch

English studies are predicated on textual “authority”; something “authored” and “true.” Students will be introduced to contemporary discourses which teach otherwise. Practical approaches offer alternative strategies to formalism structures bogging down English studies in schools.

ED5362Symbolic Representation in Children's Play, Pictures and Print3 ch (3C)

Examines theory in practice of young children and symbolic representation as the context of their emerging literacies.

ED5422Teaching High School Mathematics3 ch

Focus on appropriate methodology for teaching mathematics at the high school level. 

Prerequisite: 12 ch of mathematics (MATH) or 6 ch of mathematics and 6 ch of chemistry or physics, or permission of the instructor.

ED5423Teaching Middle School Mathematics3 ch

Focus on appropriate methodology for teaching mathematics at the middle school level. 

Prerequisite: A previous course in math education or permission of the instructor. 

ED5428Mathematics Across the Curriculum3 ch (3C)

Explores ways in which mathematics fits into an integrated curriculum, grades K-12.

ED5429The Role of Language in the Teaching of Mathematics3 ch

Examines how the language of mathematics affects its acquisition and how appropriate use of writing and literature can enhance the learning of mathematics. 

Prerequisite: Completion of a math methods course or permission of the instructor. 

ED5451Special Topics in Health Education3 ch

Explores specific areas of current interest and concern in health education, as defined by students, faculty, and classroom teachers.

ED5494Teaching Physical Education3 ch (3C)

A post-internship course for secondary physical education majors. Emphasis on contemporary trends in teaching physical education in public schools. Practical application.

ED5512Science Education and the Learner3 ch

This course will explore the ways that science in taught in relation to how students learn. Topics such as experiential learning, inquiry-based learning, constructivism, and the barriers to learning science are some of the topics covered within this course.  

ED5521Science Education Seminar and Project3 ch

Students who select either of the certificate programs will participate in advanced discussions concerning science education and develop projects that reflect some area of science education they would like to explore further and which demonstrate their understanding of science education.

ED5566Field Experience in TESL3 ch

A practicum in the area of teaching English as a second language (TESL). This course is a requirement for students enrolled in the Certificate in TESL.

ED5567Specialized Techniques in ESL Teaching3 ch

The custom-designed course will provide participants with a wide range of field-tested ESL techniques. The process will be active and interactive. Interaction will vary between small and large-group sessions. 

ED5623Teaching Canadian Studies3 ch (3C)

An examination of the ways in which school curricula in social studies and language arts have dealt with the question of Canadian identity and the exploration of alternative ways to treat that topic. Various conceptions of Canadian identity will be examined along with the historic, geographical and cultural forces that have given rise to them. 

ED5683First Nations Education Seminar3 ch

Historical trends and contemporary issues in classroom practice and curriculum development.

ED5684The Anthropology of Knowledge (Cross-Listed: ANTH 5684)3 ch

Education is quintessentially a cultural matter. No matter what the context – be it in the formal education systems found around the world, or the many informal ways of passing on skills, knowledge, position, prestige and power – education is about culture. A systematic comparison of learning institutions and practices in a range of different cultural settings reveals a lot about our own understandings of teaching, learning and the management of knowledge as well as those from other cultures. Restricted to upper level students, or the permission of the instructor.

ED5685Developing First Nations Languages and Literacies3 ch

Identifies and examines the development of Mi’kmaq-Maliseet literacies’ concepts and the relationships with language that define First Nations literacy in primary and elementary children. 

ED5691Instructional Design Process3 ch

Introduction to instructional systems design (ISD) and alternative new processes, used to develop e-learning and classroom materials. Students will explore ways these processes may be used and will have opportunities to implement them.

ED5698Multimedia Studies in Education 3 ch

The theoretical and practical applications of multimedia technologies across the curriculum will be explored.

ED5699Cultural Studies Through Multimedia3 ch

Critical analysis of the cultural products and practices surrounding multimedia in education will be examined.

ED5973Special Topics in Technology Education

Research of current and emerging trends and development in technology, Technology Education and educational/instructional technology. 

ED5975Presentation Strategies in Technology Education3 ch

Development of presentation competencies: delivery strategies, techniques, learning styles, management and resources.

ED5976Instructional Technology Across the Curriculum 3 ch

A critical examination of the role of instructional technology across the curriculum. Technologies and strategies for integration to enhance classroom instruction will be developed and evaluated.

ED5977Program Development in Technology Education3 ch

Principles and practices for determining knowledge, skills, and attitudes for teaching/learning.

ED3641Geography in Education3 ch

Scope and purpose of geography in education. Trends and course materials, including the use of maps, air photos, satellite images. Two laboratory sessions. 

ED4862Information and Communication Technology II3 ch

An advanced course in the integration of ICT in the classroom. Students should have previously taken ED 3862 or be able to demonstrate sufficient background knowledge in application software. Focus will also include emerging trends in educational technologies.

ED4115Issues in Adult Literacy3 ch
This course provides and introduction to adult literacy education as well as critically examining the research and theory about adult literacies. Adult learning priniciples, instructional strategies and techniques that are used to develop adult literacy skills will be examined. Course topics include, but are not limited to, digital literacy, barriers to literacy, the development of language and literacy skills in groups, as well as literacy coaching.
ED5209Theories and Practices of Visual Arts Education3 ch
Addresses the history, rationales, developmental theories, curriculum planning, and basic art-making skills essential for teaching art at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Visual understanding and how it can be increased through school art programs is a key consideration.
ED5211Integrated Learning Through Art3 ch
Art education theories and practices as they apply to learning across the curriculum.Prerequisite: ED 5209 or a previous course in visual art or art education.
ED5242Music for the Classroom Teacher3 ch
Examines appropriate methodology, skills and content for the elementary classroom teacher to use in teaching music in a variety of settings. Students will sing, play an instrument, listen and move to music.
ED5243Music in the Elementary School3 ch
Study of methods and materials current in the elementary school. Development of skills and curriculum. Study of the young learner and music.Prerequisite: 9 ch in music courses or permission of the instructor.
ED5355Literacy Learning in Early Years3 ch
An exploration of diverse research in literacy learning, teaching and assessment practices and the development of literacy skills in the early years.
ED5356Literacy Learning in the Middle School3 ch
Current theories of the nature of literacy learning and their relationship to instructional practices in the middle years.
ED5357Poetry K-123 ch
Poetry is probably the most reluctantly taught subject in the school system. Yet it offers one of the most potent links with our cultural and linguistic heritage. This course provides access to texts and to a range of discussion strategies that can be used throughout the school system.
ED5359Cultivating Proficient Readers3 ch
This course provides opportunities to learn a range of reading, learning and assessment strategies that address readers’ strengths, needs and passions across content areas.
ED5424Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School3 ch

Focus on appropriate methodology for teaching mathematics at the elementary school level. Students must demonstrate an adequate mastery of the mathematics content underlying the curriculum prior to completion of this course. 

ED5427Trends in Mathematics Education3 ch

Current issues in teaching mathematics, Grades K-12. 

Prerequisite: At least one previous course in mathematics education or permission of the instructor. 
ED5478Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School3 ch
Examines curriculum and pedagogy in elementary health and physical education programs.
ED5488Teaching of Games for the Secondary Physical Education Teacher3 ch
This course introduces students to a variety of ways to effectively present and teach games to students at the middle and high school levels.Pre-requisite: Must be taken in conjunction with ED 5492
ED5492Introduction to the Teaching of Secondary Physical Education3 ch
This course focuses on planning and preparing the learning environment for instruction for physical education.Pre-requisite: This course must be taken in conjunction with ED 5488.
ED5493Teaching Secondary Physical Education3 ch
The focus of this course is to extend the options of content delivery and encourage students to think more broadly about various issues in the field.

Prerequisite: ED 5492 or permission of the instructor. 

ED5495Learning Through Outdoor Experiences3 ch
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of teaching in an outdoor context. Students will be exposed to a variety of outdoor experiences and relevant teaching techniques and skills. It will culminate in an overnight camping trip.
ED5505Teaching Science in Elementary School3 ch
The course will focus on the mindset and methods for teaching science at the elementary school level. Students will become familiar with using their content knowledge, pedagogical skills and their specific context to adapt and teach the elementary science curricula. This course will help students prepare effective science learning environments that embody an inquiry and constructivist approach to teaching.
ED5511Introduction to Science Education3 ch
This course provides an introduction to the teaching of science that focuses on preparing to teach science while challenging their expectations and assumptions regarding science.  The Nature of Science, lesson planning, curricular adaptation, assessment, inquiry-based learning, technology integration, and the barriers to learning science are some of the topics covered within the course.
ED5513Advanced Studies in Science Education 3 ch

This course is focused on the integration of Secondary science teaching components into comprehensive and holistic science teaching. Topics include but are not limited to unit planning, assessment, differentiation and technological integration within the science classroom.

Prerequisite: ED 5511 or permission of the instructor. 

ED5514Special Topics in Science Education 3 ch
This course will require students to comprehensively engage with an area of interest or concern in science education and through a peer-support and review process engage with other students and the instructor on these topics.

Prerequisite: ED 5511 or permission of the instructor. 

ED5620Introduction to Teaching Secondary Social Studies6 ch
Students will develop initial competence in selected aspects of social studies teaching.Prerequisite: The equivalent of an academic minor (24 ch) in subjects related to social studies (e.g. history, geography, political science, classics, economics, sociology, and anthropology).Co-requisite or prerequisite: ED 3621. Concurrent students should register for this course in the year preceding their internship.
ED5621Introduction to Social Studies in Elementary Education3 ch
Students will explore the nature of social studies as a school subject and develop initial competence in select aspects of teaching elementary social studies.
ED5622Global Education 3 ch
An examination of the global education movement and its implications for curriculum and instruction. Students will be involved in a cross cultural experience, the examination of global education materials, and a curriculum development project.Prerequisite: 3 ch in teaching methods.
ED4973Special Topics in Technology Education
Research of current and emerging trends and development technology, Technology Education and educational/instructional technology.
ED5170Assessment in Education6 ch
This course will deal with the what, why and how of classroom-based assessment.  It will examine exemplary practices related to formative assessment (assessment for and as learning), as well as summative assessment (assessment of learning). The course will also examine the nature and purpose of large-scale assessment within education.  Topics will include defining clear learning/assessment targets and standards-based assessment, designing assessment techniques, matching assessment with learning, and communicating assessment results. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
ED5300Literacy 12 ch
Addresses the theoretical underpinnings and implementation methods of the six strands in the teaching of literacy: reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and visual representation. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
ED5900Field Studies Practicum for 4 Year BEd12 ch
Twelve weeks of school and classroom experience. Pre-requisite: only students admitted to the BEd (4 year) program in Trinidad & Tobago may register. 
ED5910Practicum 6 ch
A practical field based professional growth experience in which learners will apply theory and monitor their praxis through mentoring and peer consultation. A portfolio will be produced that outlines best practice and professional growth. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
ED5920Aesthetics9 ch
Examines music, visual art, and physical education both separately and based on curricular integration. Technical skills in each area are presented along with effective ways to implement these subjects in schools. Teaching resources and issues related to arts and education in different cultures are also examined.  (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
ED5930Teaching and Learning Citizenship & Social Studies12 ch

This course has been designed for practicing teaching professionals who have responsibilities directly related to citizenship and social studies education. The focus is upon the development of professional knowledge and skills that teachers require in assisting their students to be effective learners in citizenship and social studies education. The course will emphasize an evidence based approach to teaching and learning with participants being required to demonstrate a close knowledge of the related research and to demonstrate its application in their daily planning and practice.

The course will require students to become closely acquainted with generally accepted best practice in citizenship and social studies education based on an analysis of programs in England, Australia, the United States and Canada in light of current programming priorities in Montreal and Trinidad & Tobago. The course structure will address several major themes including a detailed consideration of teaching approaches that assist students in learning: detailed information, concepts, skills and values. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
ED5940Teaching Elementary Mathematics12 ch
Focuses on the teaching and learning of mathematics at the elementary school level. Demonstration of methods occurs within a framework that develops content knowledge and mathematical connections underlying curricular topics. Projects and discussion draw upon the individual contexts within which teachers work.  (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
ED5950Curriculum and Administration12 ch
Enhances professional practice by providing teachers with a research based framework for evaluating teaching, reflecting on professional experience, and planning in collaboration with colleagues to improve curriculum and professional practice. Tools are presented to help teachers assume leadership positions within schools. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
ED5960Science in Primary Schools9 ch
An opportunity for participants to examine some of the more important educational theories directly related to teaching elementary and intermediate school science. The course will provide a series of interactive opportunities testing various methods and techniques of teaching science.  (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
ED5980Inclusive Education6 ch
This course is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge of the diverse needs of students with special needs as well as knowing how to apply evidence based practices to meet their needs in the classroom.  (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
ED3052School Law3 ch

An overview of the legal, organizational, financial and professional aspects of schools and school systems.  (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)

ED5300Literacy12 ch

Addresses the theoretical underpinnings and implementation methods of the six strands in the teaching of literacy: reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and visual representation. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)

ED5900Field Studies in Practicum for 4 Year BEd12 ch

Twelve weeks of school and classroom experience.

Pre-requisite: only students admitted to the BEd (4 year) program in Trinidad and Tobago may register.

ED5910Practicum6 ch

A practical field based professional growth experience in which learners will apply theory and monitor their praxis through mentoring and peer consultation. A portfolio will be produced that outlines best practice and professional growth. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)

ED5920Aesthetics9 ch

Examines music, visual art, and physical education both separately and based on curricular integration. Technical skills in each area are presented along with effective ways to implement these subjects in schools. Teaching resources and issues related to arts and education in different cultures are also examined.  (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)

ED5930Teaching and Learning Citizenship & Social Studies12 ch

This course has been designed for practicing teaching professionals who have responsibilities directly related to citizenship and social studies education. The focus is upon the development of professional knowledge and skills that teachers require in assisting their students to be effective learners in citizenship and social studies education. The course will emphasize an evidence based approach to teaching and learning with participants being required to demonstrate a close knowledge of the related research and to demonstrate its application in their daily planning and practice.


The course will require students to become closely acquainted with generally accepted best practice in citizenship and social studies education based on an analysis of programs in England, Australia, the United States and Canada in light of current programming priorities in Trinidad and Tobago. The course structure will address several major themes including a detailed consideration of teaching approaches that assist students in learning: detailed information, concepts, skills and values. . (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)

ED5940Teaching Elementary Mathematics12 ch

Focuses on the teaching and learning of mathematics at the elementary school level. Demonstration of methods occurs within a framework that develops content knowledge and mathematical connections underlying curricular topics. Projects and discussion draw upon the individual contexts within which teachers work.  (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)

ED5950Curriculum and Administration12 ch

Enhances professional practice by providing teachers with a research based framework for evaluating teaching, reflecting on professional experience, and planning in collaboration with colleagues to improve curriculum and professional practice. Tools are presented to help teachers assume leadership positions within schools. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)

ED5960Science in Primary Schools9 ch

An opportunity for participants to examine some of the more important educational theories directly related to teaching elementary and intermediate school science. The course will provide a series of interactive opportunities testing various methods and techniques of teaching science.  (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)

ED5980Inclusive Education6 ch

This course is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge of the diverse needs of students with special needs as well as knowing how to apply evidence based practices to meet their needs in the classroom.  (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)

ED5170Assessment in Education6 ch
This course will deal with the what, why and how of classroom-based assessment.  It will examine exemplary practices related to formative assessment (assessment for and as learning), as well as summative assessment (assessment of learning).  The course will also examine the nature and purpose of large-scale assessment within education.  Topics will include defining clear learning/assessment targets and standards-based assessment, designing assessment techniques, matching assessment with learning, and communicating assessment results. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)
EDUC1025History, Philosophy and Sociology of Education 3 ch
The aim of the course is to introduce students to a comparative/cross-cultural approach to understanding education and to encourage them to rethink the development of educational ideas, systems and practices by drawing attention to different cultural and historical contexts. In helping students question and challenge dominant ideas about education and its purposes, the module will use auto/biography, literary contexts and globalized movements in education. Topics will include: purposes and processes of a comparative approach to understanding education; the development of educational ideas, their values and practices; culture and education; globalization and education; and education and the post-colonial experience. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
EDUC1030Mathematics for Primary School Teachers6 ch
The course will attend to aspects of content knowledge through emphasis on connections between mathematical ideas and a sense of mathematical process. Core content areas will include: number systems and properties; operations (including alternate methods of computation); basic number theory (eg. divisibility tests); a survey of geometry (tessellations, shapes, properties, constructions); probability and statistics; measurement; algebra and any other topics pertinent to the current primary mathematical curriculum in Trinidad & Tobago. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
EDUC1045Caribbean History3 ch
This course of study seeks to expose students to those key themes and events that ought to be familiar to all peoples of the Caribbean. Those who are desirous of becoming teachers ought to have a strong sense of those precedents that would have shaped and fashioned education and the contexts in which they are currently working or will eventually be working. History is not a discrete discipline in the primary curriculum and ideally this course will address Caribbean history within the context of social studies education. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
EDUC1050Science Concepts and Processes for Trinidad & Tobago Primary Teachers6 ch
This course will delve into the core science strands that underpin the Trinidad & Tobago science curricula (organisms; ecosystems; matter and materials; structure and mechanism; energy, and earth and space) and then integrate them across the standard levels and with each other. Particular emphasis will be placed on the processes of science; gathering objective evidence, analysis, developing inferences, drawing conclusions and making predictions. Finally, it is a fundamental goal of this course to provide the willingness and confidence to embrace science as an interesting and important part of the Caribbean region. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
EDUC1065Geography3 ch
This course of study seeks to expose students to key themes in physical and human geography, thus helping in the understanding and application of spatial models and concepts to the study of geography.  Those who are desirous of becoming teachers ought to have strong sense of the geographic phenomena that have shaped and are shaping human existence. Geography is not a discrete discipline in the primary curriculum and ideally this course will address geography within the context of social studies education. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
EDUC1075Art Education3 ch
Students will explore how Art Education can serve to inspire, motivate and promote the creative imagination among students. Teaching and learning strategies will include developing: sensitivity to the elements of Art and Craft; imaginative and conceptual abilities; manipulative skills; verbal response skills; and artistic expressions and folkways that represent the multi-ethnic society of Trinidad and Tobago. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago)
EDUC1010Children's Literature for Primary School Teachers6 ch
This course draws on a rich variety of children's Literature including picture books, poetry, plays, short story and nonfiction, and some Caribbean post-colonial literature. Through out the course students will investigate the way literature can act as a catalyst for writing and representing in the early years. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago.)
ED5800Teaching Literacy in the Early School Years12 ch

Addresses the theoretical underpinnings and implementation methods of the six strands of literacy: reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing with particular emphasis on issues encountered by First Nations learners.

ED5820Curriculum and Administration9 ch

Enhances professional practice by providing teachers with a research-based framework for evaluating teaching, reflecting on professional experience, and planning in collaboration with colleagues to improve curriculum and professional practice. Particular emphasis is placed on successful strategies that enhance learning in public schooling for First Nations learners.

ED5830Social Studies Education9 ch

Focuses on the development of professional knowledge and skills that teachers require in assisting their students to be effective learners in social studies education. Emphasis is placed on an evidence based approach to teaching and learning with participants being required to demonstrate a close knowledge of the related research and to demonstrate its application in their daily planning and practice. First Nations world-views are the basis from which all topics are explored.

ED5840Teaching Mathematics in the Early School Years12 ch

Focuses on a framework that develops content knowledge and mathematical connections underlying curricular topics. Projects and discussions draw upon the individual context within which teachers work, especially teachers of First Nations learners.

ED5860Science Education9 ch

Helps teachers develop effective science teaching skills and innovative ways to integrate science with other disciplines in the curriculum. First Nations world-views and connections with nature are integrated into the content.

ED5880Exceptional Learners 6 ch
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