ED courses are normally not available to non-education students. Exceptions are ED 4791, ED 3021, ED 3031, ED 3043, ED 3063.
Bachelor of Education program description.
NOTE: See the beginning of Section H for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.
|ED3011||Professional Ethics for Practitioners of Adult Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED3015||Practicum in Adult Education||3 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.
|ED3021||Human Development and Learning: An Overview||3 ch (3C) [W]|
Explores developmental perspectives on human growth and learning.
|ED3022||First Nations Epistemology (Ways of Knowing) (Cross-Listed: ABRG 4686)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
Development of personal and social identity among children in First Nations communities. Implications for classroom practice.
|ED3024||Understanding the Adult Learner||3 ch [W]|
|This course will explore what it means to be an adult learner. We will examine adult learning theories, theories of teaching as well as the practice of adult education. The course takes both an historical and contemporary perspective on adult learning.|
|ED3031||The Education of Exceptional Learners||3 ch [W]|
Provides the student with an introduction to the field of knowledge associated with exceptional learners.
|ED3033||Teaching in a Cultural Context||3 ch (3C) [W]|
Explores how teachers respond effectively to the culture of children as individuals and to the culture of their people about a variety of cultural contexts, including Canadian Indigenous cultures.
|ED3041||The Theory and Practice of Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED3042||History of Educational Ideas||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED3043||Indigenous Education||3 ch [W]|
Explores traditional First Nations pedagogy and concepts of education in comparison with those which have shaped formal schooling. It will further describe roles and responsibilities of schools, teachers, and communities in educating First Nations students.
|ED3044||History of Childhood||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED3051||School and Organization||3 ch [W]|
An overview of the legal, organizational, financial and professional aspects of schools and school systems.
|ED3052||School Law||3 ch [W]|
An overview of the legal, organizational, financial and professional aspects of schools and school systems. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)
|ED3061||Students, Schools, Equity and Social Justice||3 ch [W]|
Explores the social, economic, cultural, and political contexts of learners’ lives, discourses of social difference, equity and social justice. Topics include: ableism, sexism, gender bias, racism, class oppression, transphobia, homophobia, and heterosexism, harassment and violence, and the questions these issues raise for schools, curricula and classroom practice.
|ED3063||Health Promotion in Schools||3 ch [W]|
Examines concepts and inter-relationships among nutrition, exercise, and well-being within educational contexts.
|ED3110||Methods and Strategies in Adult Education||6 ch [W]|
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.
|ED3113||Communication Practices for Adult Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED3114||Introduction to Workplace Learning||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED3115||Methods and Strategies in Adult Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED3211||Introduction to Art and Creative Education||3 ch [W]|
|Students will develop an understanding of how and why visual images are a powerful form of communication and creative expression. Through individual media exploration and interactive activities students will increase their visual awareness, creative thinking and art making skills. Learning how to develop meaningful creative art education programs will also be explored. Students may receive credit for ED 3211: Introduction to Art and Creative Education or ED 5209: Theories and Practices of Visual Arts Education, but not both.|
|ED3241||Music for Elementary School Educators||3 ch [W]|
|Examines methodology, skills and content for the elementary classroom educator to use in teaching music to young learners in a variety of settings. *Students may receive credit for ED 3241: Music for Elementary School Educators or ED 5242: Music for the Classroom Teacher, but not both.|
|ED3362||Access to Literacy||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED3415||Developing Numeracy||3 ch [W]|
The study of number relationships and approaches to developing number sense in children and adults.
|ED3416||Developing Geometrical Concepts||3 ch [W]|
The study of geometric relationships and approaches to developing spatial sense in children and adults.
|ED3475||Movement Education for the Elementary Teacher||3 ch [W]|
Overview of physical education programs in elementary schools. Program planning, practical work.
|ED3478||Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School||3 ch [W]|
|An overview of curriculum, pedagogy and philosophy of health and physical education for elementary school educators. * Students may receive credit for ED 3478: Health and Physical Education for Elementary Schools or ED 5478: Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School, but not both.|
|ED3621||Introduction to Social Studies||3 ch [W]|
Consideration of the history of social studies, debates about the content of social studies and the current state of social studies in Canada.
|ED3641||Geography in Education||3 ch [W]|
Scope and purpose of geography in education. Topics of inquiry include: place, space, time, humans, culture, and the Anthropocene.
|ED3862||Information and Communication Technology I||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED3943||Introduction to Technology Education||3 ch [W]|
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 biotechnologies.
|ED4000||Student Teaching for BEd (4 year) Program I||18 ch|
Eighteen 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 ED 4000. For further information contact the Director of Field Services.
|ED4012||Diversity and Inclusion in Adult Learning||3 ch [W]|
|This course provides an introduction to diversity and inclusion in adult learning situations. The objectives of this course are to stimulate adult educators' examination of their beliefs about adult education; to explore social justice philosophies and to critically examine an inclusive teaching practice. Topics include the competing purposes of education, poverty, multiculturalism, anti-racism, gender, sexual orientation, indigenization and decolonization and possibly other related issues at the discretion of the instructor.|
|ED4031||Towards Diversity in the Classroom||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED4032||Adult Learners with Exceptionalities||3 ch [W]|
|This course examines the nature of exceptionalities in relation to sensory, cognitive, physical, emotional and learning capabilities, and considers various approaches for meeting the unique needs of these adult learners. The course will broaden participants' existing, knowlesge base and general approaches for meeting the needs of adult learners with exceptionalities.|
|ED4042||Introduction to Adult Education||3 ch [W]|
|Examines the development of adult education as a field of practice and explores the characteristics of adult education in a variety of contexts with special emphasis on national and provincial contexts. The principle aim is to develop a basic understanding of adult education in a global context. The focus of the course will be on the socio-historical context of its methods, agencies, programs and issues.|
|ED4045||Issues in Training and Development||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED4061||Advising and Mentoring Adult Learners||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED4089||Gifted Education: Introduction||3 ch [W]|
The identification, development and approach to the gifted and talented are examined in terms of their intellectual, social and emotional characteristics.
|ED4102||Transition to Adulthood||3 ch [W]|
This course will explore the nature and consequences of the transition from adolescence to adulthood, and from the full-time attendance in formal education programs to adult work and life roles. The course examines the relevance of learning and education to these transitions and give insight into the complex nature of adulthood and aging in our time and in different cultures.
|ED4110||Methods and Strategies in Adult Education: Theory and Practice||6 ch [W]|
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.
|ED4113||Introduction to Distance Learning in Adult Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED4115||Issues in Adult Literacy||3 ch [W]|
|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.|
|ED4164||Techniques of Teaching||3 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.
|ED4191||Independent Studies||3 ch [W]|
Students will normally be limited to 6 ch of independent study.
Prerequisite: Permission of an instructor is required before registration.
|ED4363||Children's Literature, Singing, Poetry and Performance||3 ch [W]|
|This course will introduce students to the multi-modal world of children's literature through the study of authors, poets and illustrators, and the art of storytelling, singing and poetry performance with young children.|
|ED4451||Health Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED4568||La littératie à l’élémentaire I||3 ch [W]|
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.
Prerequisite: A French oral proficiency certificate with a minimum level of Advanced from the New Brunswick Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
|ED4569||La littératie à l’élémentaire II||3 ch (3C) [W]|
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.
Prerequisites: 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.
|ED4621||Learning to Learn about Teaching, Social Studies and Science||3 ch [W]|
Elementary school prospective teachers will explore the notion of teaching and learning a discipline through the study of teaching social studies and science.
|ED4643||Geography of Canada||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED4685||Treaty Education||3 ch [W]|
|Providing students with knowledge if the Indigenous understanding of the treaties signed between Indigenous peoples and the British and Canadian governments between the 18th and 20th centuries and the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed in the Maritimes in the 18th century specifically. It will also help students think about how to convey the history of treaty-making and the competing understandings of the treaties and that promotes reconciliation.|
|ED4688||Teaching First Nations Children's Literature||3 ch [W]|
Examines the philosophy and process of teaching First Nations Literature in an integrated curriculum for primary and elementary children. Includes practical classroom experience.
|ED4791||Nutrition Concepts||3 ch (3C) [W]|
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.
|ED4862||Information and Communication Technology II||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED4863||Computers in Classroom||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED4864||Educational Software Analysis||3 ch (3C) [W]|
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.
|ED4973||Special Topics in Education||3 ch (3C) [W]|
Research of current and emerging trends and development in technology, Technology Education and educational/instructional technology.
|ED4973||Special Topics in Technology Education||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|Research of current and emerging trends and development technology, Technology Education and educational/instructional technology.|
|ED5000||Field Studies Practicum for Consecutive and Concurrent BEd Programs||15 ch|
|Fifteen weeks of school experience. Individuals applying to completed 5000 must have completed a post-degree Bachelor of Education.|
|ED5001||Teaching and Learning Theories I||2 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5002||Teaching and Learning Theories II||2 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5003||Teaching and Learning Theories III||2 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5010||Advanced Practicum in Adult Education||6 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.
|ED5011||Preparing for Prior Learning Assessment||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5013||Special Topics in Education||3 ch [W]|
In consultation with faculty advisor. (Intended for students in the DAUS.)
|ED5022||Transformative Learning||3 ch [W]|
Explores new concepts for working with adult learners. Investigates critical thinking, critical self-reflection and transformative learning.
Prerequisite: ED 3024 or equivalent.
|ED5031||Creating Supportive Environments for Learning||3 ch [W]|
Examines theory and practice related to learning environments and strategies for dealing with behaviour challenges and for children with various types of special needs.
|ED5032||Inclusion from Early Years||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5033||Special Topics in Education||3 ch [W]|
In consultation with faculty advisor. (Intended for students in the DAUS.)
|ED5035||Inclusionary Practices ||3 ch (3C) [W]|
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.
|ED5043||Special Topics in Education||3 ch (3C) [W]|
In consultation with faculty advisor. (Intended for students in the DAUS.)
|ED5044||The School and Society||3 ch [W]|
Study of Interrelationships between community, students and schools.
|ED5045||Philosophies of Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5046||Educating At-Risk Students||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5050 ||Practicum||12 ch|
|ED5053||Middle Level Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5054||Changing Roles in the Education Workplace||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5062||Cultural Constructions of Childhood||3 ch [W]|
An historical examination of cultural constructions of childhood and family and the implications of these various constructions upon the education of young children.
|ED5065||Personal Growth and Helping||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5070||Cultural Contexts of Education||6 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5071||Education in International Contexts||3 ch [W]|
|This course examines the nature of education in a range of international contexts with a particular focus on understanding how culture and world view shape education and comparing and contrasting trends and issues for teachers and the teaching in those contexts. It is designed to provide teacher education students with a global perspective on the education profession.|
|ED5072||Teaching Gifted Students||3 ch (3C) [W]|
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.
|ED5075||History of Education||3 ch [W]|
Explroes current problems within education as well as aims, curriculum, teaching, administration and ideas viewed from an historical perspective.
|ED5076||Religion and Spirituality in Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5078||Communication Disorders in the Classroom||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5086||Special Education Field Experience||3 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.
|ED5091||Learning Disabilities: Introduction||3 ch [W]|
Concepts, definitions and terminology. A preventive approach.
|ED5096||Behavioural/Emotional Disorders||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5097||Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5102||Curriculum and Evaluation in the Early Years||3 ch [W]|
Examines characteristics of early years learners and the role of the teacher as observer and curriculum developer in theory and practice.
|ED5105||Connecting Home and Schooled Literacies||3 ch [W]|
This course will examine the theory and practice of connecting home and school for the development of a literate community.
|ED5141||Orientation to Counselling||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5142||Career Guidance||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5143||Group Theory and Skills||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5154||Creativity, Images and Meaning (Cross-Listed: FNAT 3703)||3 ch [W]|
Addresses the significance of creativity in image making, communication, and self-expression. Imagery as a primary form of communication provides a basis for exploring a wide variety of topics, ideas and issues. Analyzing images, exploring different visual media and communicating through visual means are key components of this course. Connections that exist between images and other forms of communication and self-expression are also explored.
Prerequisite: By arrangement with instructor.
|ED5156||Special Topics in Adult Education (O)||3 ch [W]|
Designed to explore areas of special interest or concern in adult education.
|ED5157||Adult Education and Community Development||3 ch [W]|
|This course will explore the theory and practice of community involvement. The course will look at individual, group and organizational contributions to community development. We will consider local, national, and international examples to help us better understand the various aspects of community development. (Offered every other year).|
|ED5161||Curriculum Theory||3 ch [W]|
Theory, current trends, and the role of the teacher in curriculum development.
|ED5162||Integrated Curriculum for the First Nations Learner||3 ch [W]|
Culture-based education: design, development, and implementation. Appropriate evaluation and assessment.
|ED5164||Learning with Technology in Adult Education||3 ch [W]|
Utilization of a range of instructional technologies, application of educational technologies for teaching and learning. NOTE: This course is not recommended for Computer Science students.
|ED5166||Cultural Studies and Critical Pedagogy||3 ch [W]|
The study of the entire range of a society's arts, beliefs, institutions, and communicative practices and its application to education.
|ED5167||Interpreting Play for Curriculum Development||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5171||Assessing Adult Learning||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5173||Educational Statistics||3 ch [W]|
Statistics; descriptive and inferential. Includes central tendency, variability, normal curve, correlation and regression, probability, hypothesis testing, chi square, "t" test.
|ED5174||Introduction to Standardized Testing Instruments||3 ch [W]|
An examination of selected standardized tests used in the public school system.
|ED5175||Classroom Assessment||3 ch [W]|
An examination of current assessment issues, procedures, and techniques and how these can be used to improve teaching and student learning.
|ED5181||Feminist Theory and Education||3 ch [W]|
Explores how feminist theories have re-thought educational practice, with specific focus on issues of knowledge, curriculum, classroom pedagogy, research, and educational policy.
|ED5182||Problem Solving with Young Children (Subject, Learner Levels)||3 ch [W]|
Examines research and theory of problem solving with young children. Emphasizes teacher's role as facilitator of problem solving across the curriculum.
|ED5184||Parental Involvement in Schooling||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5191||Independent Studies||3 ch [W]|
Students will normally be limited to 6 ch of independent study.
Prerequisite: Permission of an instructor is required before registration.
|ED5209||Creativity and Visual Arts in Teaching and Learning||3 ch [W]|
Addresses the importance of creativity and innovation in education, explores applications in teaching, and builds creative capacity through visual and other modes of communication. It is a dynamic, interactive and cross-disciplinary course designed to increase creative, critical and divergent thinking, and art making skills in order to enhance meaning making, problem solving and self-expression.
Students will also learn to design creative and innovative teaching strategies relevant and applicable to teaching visual art and related subject areas.
|ED5211||Integrated Learning Through Art||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5213||Issues in Art Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5241||Philosophy of Music Education||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5242||Music for the Classroom Teacher||3 ch [W]|
|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.|
|ED5243||Music in the Elementary School||3 ch [W]|
|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.|
|ED5272||Changing to Teaching Practice||3 ch [W]|
Examination of teaching practices in light of current pedagogical theory. Specific attention to varying learning styles and modalities, developmental issues and student-centered learning.
|ED5273||Interdisciplinary Instruction||3 ch [W]|
Explores the theory and practice of interdisciplinary teaching with specific reference to each of the elementary, middle level, and secondary levels of schools.
|ED5313||Cultural Studies through Theatre (Elementary, Middle, Secondary)||3 ch [W]|
Theatre practices rooted in critical theory and cultural production will engage participants in an exploration of inclusive practices.
|ED5314||Drama Across the Curriculum (Middle, Secondary)||3 ch [W]|
Group process drama will be employed to study in any curriculum subject, such as history, mathematics, science and social studies. No experience necessary.
|ED5315||Dramatization of Literature (Elementary, Middle)||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5352||Teaching Writing||3 ch [W]|
This course introduces discourses about and approaches to teaching and evaluating writing in schools, including traditional approaches, writing process, and genre modelling.
|ED5353||Teaching Secondary English I||3 ch [W]|
Aims, materials, methods of teaching language, literature, and composition. Middle school and high school.
|ED5354||Teaching Secondary English II||3 ch [W]|
A sequel to ED 5353. Emphasis on planning course units, evaluation in English, and the integration of English and other subjects.
Prerequisite: ED 5353.
|ED5355||Literacy Learning in Early Years||3 ch [W]|
|An exploration of diverse research in literacy learning, teaching and assessment practices and the development of literacy skills in the early years.|
|ED5356||Literacy Learning in the Middle School||3 ch [W]|
|Current theories of the nature of literacy learning and their relationship to instructional practices in the middle years.|
|ED5357||Poetry K-12||3 ch [W]|
|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.|
|ED5358||Critical/ Cultural Literacy (Middle, Secondary)||3 ch [W]|
An examination of literature from different cultural groups using the theories and pedagogical practices of critical literacy.
|ED5359||Cultivating Proficient Readers||3 ch [W]|
|This course provides opportunities to learn a range of reading, learning and assessment strategies that address readers’ strengths, needs and passions across content areas.|
|ED5361||Challenging the Authority of Texts||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5362||Symbolic Representation in Children's Play, Pictures and Print||3 ch (3C) [W]|
Examines theory in practice of young children and symbolic representation as the context of their emerging literacies.
|ED5422||Teaching High School Mathematics||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5423||Teaching Middle School Mathematics||3 ch [W]|
Focus on appropriate methodology for teaching mathematics at the middle school level.
Prerequisite: A previous course in math education or permission of the instructor.
|ED5424||Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5425||Indigenous Mathematics||3 ch [W]|
|This course will explore how mathematics is viewed and used in Indigenous cultures and communities. Numerical and geometric concepts (ex. counting numbers, order, measurement, physical design and pattern) will be addressed with particular consideration being given to Wabanaki languages and world views.|
|ED5427||Trends in Mathematics Education||3 ch [W]|
Current issues in teaching mathematics, Grades K-12. Prerequisite: At least one previous course in mathematics education or permission of the instructor.
|ED5428||Mathematics Across the Curriculum||3 ch (3C) [W]|
Explores ways in which mathematics fits into an integrated curriculum, grades K-12.
|ED5429||The Role of Language in the Teaching of Mathematics||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5451||Special Topics in Health Education||3 ch [W]|
Explores specific areas of current interest and concern in health education, as defined by students, faculty, and classroom teachers.
|ED5478||Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School||3 ch [W]|
|Examines curriculum and pedagogy in elementary health and physical education programs.|
|ED5488||Teaching Games in Secondary Physical Education||3 ch [W]|
Introduces students to a variety of ways to effectively present and teach games to students at the middle and high school levels.
Prerequisite: Student must have completed an undergraduate degree in physical education, kinesiology, or related field or by approval of instructor. Co-requisite: This course must be taken in conjunction with ED 5492.
|ED5492||Introduction to the Teaching of Secondary Physical Education||3 ch [W]|
Focuses on planning and preparing the learning environment for instruction in physical education.
Prerequisite: Student must have completed an undergraduate degree in physical education, kinesiology, or related field or by approval of instructor.Co-requisite: This course must be taken in conjunction with ED 5488.
|ED5493||Teaching Secondary Physical Education||3 ch [W]|
This course focuses on topics related to the teaching of physical education at the secondary level (grade 6-12).
Prerequisite: Students must have completed an undergraduate degree in physical education, kinesiology, or related field or by approval of instructor. Co-requisite: This course must be taken in conjunction with ED 5492.
|ED5494||Teaching Physical Education||3 ch (3C) [W]|
A post-internship course for secondary physical education majors. Emphasis on contemporary trends in teaching physical education in public schools. Practical application.
|ED5495||Learning Through Outdoor Experiences||3 ch [W]|
|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.|
|ED5505||Teaching Science in Elementary School||3 ch [W]|
|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.|
|ED5506||The Nature of Science||3 ch [W]|
|This course will answer questions about what science is, how it is conducted and what purpose it serves. The majority of this course will involve 'doing' science through hands-on inquiry-based exploration, viewing experiments through various persepectives and engaging in discussion about scientific thought processes.|
|ED5507||Indigenous Perspective in Science||3 ch [W]|
|This course will examine the concept of science from Indigenous perspectives as well as identify Indigenous contributions to science historically and today. Concepts such as "Two-eyed seeing" and "cultural border crossings in science" will be explored and practiced Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqey languges will be used to demonstrate Indigenous ways of knowing the natural world.|
|ED5511||Introduction to Science Education||3 ch|
|An introduction to the teaching of science.|
|ED5512||Science Education and the Learner||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5513||Advanced Studies in Science Education ||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5514||Special Topics in Science Education ||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5521||Science Education Seminar and Project||3 ch [W]|
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 farther and which demonstrate their understanding of science education.
|ED5561||Évaluation et Apprentissage||3 ch [W]|
|Ce cours suivra les principes et les pratiques de l’évaluation sommative (évaluation de l’apprentissage) et formative (au service de l’apprentissage et de l’évaluation en tant qu’apprentissage). Les participants auront l’occasion de voir comment ces pratiques sont utilisées de façon efficace et d’apprendre comment les employer dans leur salle de classe.|
|ED5562||La littératie à l’élémentaire I||3 ch [W]|
Dans ce cours, vous aurez l’occasion de vous familiariser avec les principles et les practiques de la littératie en français langue seconde a 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.
|ED5563||La littératie à l’élémentaire II||3 ch [W]|
Dans ce cours, vous aurez l’occasion d’approfondir vos connaissances de la pédagogie de la littératie en français langue seconde a l’élémentaire. Vous aurez l’occasion de developer et d’essayer des practiques et des stratégies 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.
Prerequisites: 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.
|ED5564||Introduction to Second Language Education ||3 ch [W]|
|Examines the principles of learning and teaching a second language (SL). Emphasize the development of communicative SL activities and the creation of learner-centered lesson plans. *Required course for CTESL candidates. Students may receive credit for ED 5564 or ED 5568 but not both.|
|ED5565||Advanced Studies in ESL Education||3 ch [W]|
Examines communicative language teaching in the content of ESL classrooms. Emphasizes varied teching methods, curriculum development and evaluation of second language learning.
Prerequisite: ED 5564 or ED 5568 or equivalent.
|ED5566||Field Experience in TESL||3 ch [W]|
|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.|
|ED5567||Specialized Techniques in ESL Teaching||3 ch [W]|
|The custom-designed course will provide participants with a wide range of field-tested in ESL techniques. The process will be active and interactive. Interaction will vary between small and large-group sessions.|
|ED5568||Français langue seconde I - Secondaire||3 ch (2C 3L) [W]|
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.
Prerequisite: A French oral proficiency certificate with a minimum level of Advanced from the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
|ED5569||Français langue seconde II – Secondaire||3 ch (2C 3L) [W]|
Examen en profondeur de l’enseignement du français langue seconde dans divers programmes du niveau secondaire. * Required course for secondary French second language specialists.Prerequisites: ED 5568 and a French oral proficiency certificate with a minimum level of Advanced from the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
|ED5575||Reflection on Second Language Theory and Practice||3 ch [W]|
|This course will introduce methods for teaching Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqey languages in elementary school.|
|ED5620||Introduction to Teaching Secondary Social Studies||6 ch [W]|
Students will develop initial competence in selected aspects of social studies teaching.
|ED5621||Introduction to Social Studies in Elementary Education||3 ch [W]|
|Students will explore the nature of social studies as a school subject and develop initial competence in select aspects of teaching elementary social studies.|
|ED5622||Global Education ||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5623||Teaching Canadian Studies||3 ch (3C) [W]|
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 and settler colonialism will be examined along with the historic, geographical and cultural forces that have given rise to them.
|ED5625||Introduction to Teaching Secondary Social Studies||3 ch [W]|
Students will develop initial competence in selected aspects of social studies teaching with particular emphasis on civic engagement and geography.Prerequisite: A minimum of 18 credit hours in subjects related to social studies (e.g. history, geography, political science, classics and economics).
|ED5626||Introduction to Teaching Secondary History||3 ch [W]|
Students will develop initial competence in teaching history with particular attention to professional scholarship in fostering historical thinking.
Prerequisite: A minimum of 18 credit hours in subjects related to social studies (e.g. history, geography, political science, classics and economics).
|ED5627|| Contact and Post-Contact Around the World||3 ch [W]|
|Since the 15th century a key aspect of of world history has been the relationships between Indigenous peoples and European colonizers/settlers. This course will draw on scholarship on the teaching and learning of history to explore how to teach about how these relationships have developed over time and are understood today in a range of geographical contexts including Wabanaki traditional territory.|
|ED5645||Treaties and Canadian Geography||3 ch [W]|
|Issues related to the nature and use of the land are central to both the subject of geography and understanding the place of treaties in the relationship between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Canada. This course will explore how geographically focused treaty education can help students meet critical outcomes related to geographic literacy.|
|ED5683||First Nations Education Seminar||3 ch [W]|
Historical trends and contemporary issues in classroom practice and curriculum development.
|ED5684||The Anthropology of Knowledge (Cross-Listed: ANTH 5684)||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5685||Developing First Nations Languages and Literacies||3 ch|
Identifies and examines the development of Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey literacies’ concepts and the relationships with language that define First Nations literacy in primary and elementary children.
|ED5691||Instructional Design Process||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5698||Multimedia Studies in Education ||3 ch [W]|
The theoretical and practical applications of multimedia technologies across the curriculum will be explored.
|ED5699||Cultural Studies Through Multimedia||3 ch [W]|
Critical analysis of the cultural products and practices surrounding multimedia in education will be examined.
|ED5880||Exceptional Learners||6 ch [W]|
This course is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge of the diverse needs of First Nations students as well as knowing how to apply evidence-based practices to meet their needs in the classroom. This course is open to students in the 4-year First Nations Teacher Education Program.
|ED5910||Practicum ||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)|
|ED5973||Special Topics in Technology Education|
Research of current and emerging trends and development in technology, Technology Education and educational/instructional technology.
|ED5976||Instructional Technology Across the Curriculum ||3 ch [W]|
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.
|ED5977||Program Development in Technology Education||3 ch [W]|
Principles and practices for determining knowledge, skills, and attitudes for teaching/learning.
|ED4452||Health, Equity and Well-Being||3 ch [W]|
|In this course, we will unpack complex understandings of what it means for educators to embrace equitable practices in the interests of of children's health, well-being, and belonging. Course topics include diverse abilities, mental and physical health , social responsibility, and self-care. We will explore socially inclusive and culturally sensitive learning environments and how democratic and sustainable practices are nurtured.|
|ED4686||Teaching First Nations Learner||3 ch|
|Teaching methods, learning strategies, program planning, with emphasis on a particular learning level.|
|ED5511||Introduction to Science Education||3 ch [W]|
|This course provides an introduction to teaching of science that focuses on preparing to teach science while challenging students' 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.|
|ED5801||International Baccalaurate Educator Certificate Introductory Professional Seminar||6 ch [W]|
|This course provides an introductory and broad overview of the International Baccalaureate (IB) from the Primary Years Program through the Middle Years Program to the Diploma Program (DP). Particular philosophical and applied aspects of the IB will be examined in comparison to other approaches to education.|
|ED5802||International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate Advanced Professional Seminar||6 ch [W]|
|This course provides a detailed focus on elements of the International Baccalaureate (IB) at all levels from the Primary Years Program through the Middle Years Program to the Diploma Program (DP). Areas covered include curriculum, teaching approaches, classroom structures, short term planning, long term planning, assessment, and professional collaboration.|
|ED3020||Practicum||6 ch |
|This school-based practicum component of the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education involves a six-week term in K-2 in Year 3.|
|ED4021||Practicum||6 ch |
|This school-based practicum component of the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education involves a three-week term in K-2 in Year 4.|
|ED4054||Research in Early Childhood Studies||3 ch [W]|
|This course will deepen student knowledge about local, national and international research within the field of early childhood. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate research and prepare a research proposal for a project specific to early years.|
|ED4361||Multi Modal Literacies in Early Childhood Education||3 ch [W]|
|This course will investigate the symbols and tools of digital literacies, play, math, art, music and print.|
|ED5103||Project Approach in the Early Years||3 ch [W]|
|This course offers teachers with a multi-disciplinary approach to building on children’s natural curiosities, enabling them to interact, question, connect, problem solve, communicate and represent learning. It focuses on the teacher’s role in implementing a project-based approach in the early years.|
|ED5104||Observation and Pedagological Documentation||3 ch [W]|
|This course considers current practices in observing and documenting children’s learning in the early childhood environments in collaboration with learners, colleagues and families.|
|ED5106||Digital Literacies in the Early Years||3 ch [W]|
This course provides an introduction to understanding the importance of and the application of career development throughout the public education system. Topics include the historical development of career guidance, theories of vocational development, career education in the public system, career assessments, Social Emotional Learning, Global Competencies, Problem Based Learning, Experiential Learning, Labour Market information, Universal Design for Learning, and working with students from various minority groups.
|ED3511||Introduction to Science Education||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|An introduction to the teaching of science across and for particular learner levels. |
|ED5012||Spanish ||3ch (3C)|
|Provides students with an introduction to the vocabulary and grammatical structures of the Spanish language.|
|ED5014||Intermediate Spanish||3ch (3C)|
|Provides students with the opportunity to expand their Spanish vocabulary and develop greater fluency with on-going verbal practice. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)|
|ED5015||Teaching of Spanish||3ch (3C)|
|Provides with advanced Spanish vocabulary and grammatical structures with extensive opportunity to speak and listen to the language. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)|
|ED5020||Educational Psychology||6 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)|
Fifteen weeks of school and classroom experience.Prerequisite: Only students admitted to the BEd (4 year) program in Trinidad and Tobago may register.
|ED5170||Assessment in Education||6 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)|
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)
|ED5900||Field Studies Practicum for 4 Year BEd||12 ch|
Twelve weeks of school and classroom experience.
Prerequisites: Only students admitted to the BEd (4 year) program in Trinidad and Tobago may register.
|ED5902||Action Research for Teachers||3ch|
|Introduces students to the field of educational research with particular attention given to action research and the role of the classroom teacher in the process. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago.)|
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)
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)
|ED5930||Teaching and Learning Citizenship & Social Studies||12 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)
|ED5940||Teaching Elementary Mathematics||12 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)
|ED5950||Curriculum and Administration||12 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)
|ED5960||Science in Primary Schools||9 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)
|ED5980||Inclusive Education||6 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)
|EDUC1010||Children's Literature for Primary School Teachers||6 ch |
|This course draws on a rich variety of children's literature including picture books, poetry, plays, short story and non-fiction, and some Caribbean, post-colonial literature. Throughout the course students will investigate the ways literature can act as a catalyst for writing and representing in the early years. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago).|
|EDUC1015||Basic English||3 ch|
|Attends to aspects of writing as a process. Students will be provided with modelled guided support of strategies to develop as strong writers. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago.)|
|EDUC1016||Children's Literature||3 ch|
|A survey course which will provide the reading and appreciation of a rich variety of modern short stories, essays, plays and novels, including some Caribbean post-colonial literature. The major genre studies will be ficition, although drama, poetry and non-ficitional prose will be included. The chosen literature will help students understand aspects of their own experience as well as establish the basis for teaching or prose and poetry. In addition, the genre of Children's Literature (children's picture books and popular fiction for student's at the Primary Level) will be surveyed from the perspectives of concepts, content, language and illustrations.|
|EDUC1025||History, 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 and Tobago).|
|EDUC1030||Mathematics for Primary School Teachers||6 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 (e.g. 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 and Tobago. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)|
|EDUC1035||Mathematics for Primary School Teachers||3 ch|
Attends to aspects of content knowledge through emphases on connections between mathematical ideas and a sense of mathematical process. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago.)
|EDUC1045||Caribbean History ||3 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 fashion education and the contexts in which they are currently working it 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 and Tobago)|
|EDUC1050||Science Concepts and Processes for Trinidad and Tobago Primary Teachers||6 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 intergrate 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 predicitions. Finally, it is a fundamental goal of this course to provide willingness and confidence to embrace science as an interesting and important part of the Caribbean region. (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)|
|EDUC1055||Agricultural Science||3 ch|
Provides students with the necessary background to understand the significant role of agriculture and agricultural science within the context of Trinidad & Tobago. (Only offered in Trinidad & Tobago.)
|EDUC1065||Geography||3 ch |
|This course of study seeks to expose students to key themes in physical and human geography, thus helping un 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 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 and Tobago)|
|EDUC1075||Art Education ||3 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 abilites, manipulative skills; verbal response skills; and artistic expressions and folkways that represent the multi-ethnic society Trinidad and Tobago (Only offered in Trinidad and Tobago)|
|ED5800||Teaching Literacy in the Early School Years||12 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.
|ED5820||Curriculum and Administration||9 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.
|ED5830||Social Studies Education||9 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.
|ED5840||Teaching Mathematics in the Early School Years||12 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.
|ED5860||Science Education||9 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.
|ED3053||Wabanaki Schools in New Brunswick||3 ch [W]|
|Schools in Wabanaki communities are governed differently than provinicial schools. This course will explore the governance structures of New Brunswick's Wabanaki communities, community schools, and their relationships with Federal and Provincial governments.|
|ED4685||Treaty Education ||3 ch |
|This course will provide students with knowledge of the Indigenous understanding of the treaties signed between Indigenous peoples and British and Canadian governments between 18th and 20th centuries and the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed in the Maritimes in the 18th century specifically. It will also help students to think about how to convey the history of treaty-making and the computing understandings of the meanings of the treaties in the classroom in a way that is respectful of Indigenous understandings of the treaties and that promotes reconciliation.|
|ED5586||Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqey Language and Teaching Methods||3 ch [W]|
|This course will introduce methods for teaching Wolastoqey and Mi'kmaq languages in elementary school.|