Designed for candidates enrolled in Furman's extended program. The course provides candidates with opportunities to plan and implement instruction, manage the classroom, evaluate student progress, communicate with other professionals and parents, and develop as professional educators under the supervision and mentoring of university and public school personnel.
Masters Seminar in Education
Course integrates knowledge and underlying concepts from the core courses in the master?s program with the student?s concentration. Participants will demonstrate ability to synthesize previous coursework and to understand the holistic nature of an advanced degree in education. Emphasis is on oral and written communication, as well as use of information technology.
What Makes a Great Teacher
An examination of teachers in challenging work conditions with a focus on what factors make a teacher great." Particular attention will be paid to teachers working with students living in poverty. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits."
Social Studies in Grades PK-6
Knowledge of the elementary and middle school social studies curriculum, teaching strategies and materials, and field-based application in area.
Integrating Curriculum & Tech
Provides background for integrating instruction and technology across curriculum. In field-based teams, candidates explore models/theories of curriculum integration and use the thematic approach to unit development. Focus on developing connections across disciplines of science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, and related arts. May only be enrolled as a part of the Senior Block.
Tching Soc Studies Grds 9-12
Provides in-depth investigation of the methods associated with teaching social studies on the secondary level. Special emphasis placed on how the social sciences differ from other disciplines, and how differences affect curricular and pedagogical strategies.
Crtcl Issues in Secondary Ed
Designed for senior level secondary and PK-12 language teacher candidates enrolled in the Senior Block. Provides candidates with opportunities to examine significant issues in secondary schools including: classroom management techniques and educational technology.
Practicum in Teaching
Designed for senior level teacher candidates. Provides opportunities to apply theory and evidence-based practice in the classroom under the supervision of Furman faculty and mentorship of master teacher.
Practicum: Secondary Teaching
Provides candidates with opportunities to apply theory and evidence-based practice in the classroom under the supervision of Furman faculty and mentorship of a master teacher.
Principles of Geography
Regional examination of the complex relationship between humans and the environment in an increasingly globalized world. Focus on interconnections between diverse regions of the world.
Geography and Sports
Intersection of geography and sports with particular attention to the increasing globalization of sports worldwide. Focus will be primarily on baseball, basketball, and soccer, but will also explore a number of other modern sports. Cultural impact of modern sports, the diffusion of sport around the world, the economic impact of sports internationally, and struggle in finding spaces for recreational activities.
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