Education Course Descriptions

Learning and Teaching Internships

All Butler Education coursework includes meaningful classroom experiences regardless of the delivery method (online, blended or face-to-face). This field experience consists of classroom observations, teaching internships, and personal interactions with current K-12 teachers and their students.

The Education major required classes are:

ED206 - Introduction to Teaching
Introduction to Teaching

3 hours credit

Prerequisite: None.

This course will enable the student to gain valuable insight into the teaching profession through hands-on exploration of current theories in pedagogy. The student will gather, assemble, review, and analyze information for choosing career options in the teaching field. The student will organize leadership tasks, develop the necessary skills to continue preparation for teaching, and develop a professional approach to the teaching profession. The student will participate in a 30-hour classroom field experience (10 hours each in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms).
ED 220 - Introduction to Special Education
Introduction to Special Education

3 hours credit

Prerequisite: ED 206 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in ED 206.

This course will enable the student to assess and determine diversity among learners with various special needs. The student will understand the need for teachers to collaborate with other professionals and families to develop appropriate individual learning plans for special needs students in the classroom. The student will explore public laws and mandates that pertain to special education, assuring appropriate and optimal education for all special needs learners. The student will participate in 10 hours of field experience in either a general education classroom with special needs students or in a special education classroom setting.
ED222 - Technology in the Classroom
Technology in the Classroom

3 hours credit

Prerequisite: ED 206 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in ED 206.

This course will enable the student to facilitate learning with technology for elementary and secondary students. The student will explore current theories and issues of computer pedagogy by participating in a 5- hour technology field experience in a K-12 classroom. The student will model appropriate pedagogical practice to plan, develop, review, facilitate, and analyze a comprehensive lesson that requires elementary or secondary students to use technology for engaged content-learning.

Elective Education classes are:

ED252 - Socratic Collaboration for the Classroom
Socratic Collaboration for the Classroom

1 hour credit

Prerequisite: Departmental approval required.

This course will enable the student to facilitate and participate in collaborative group tutorial and study sessions. The student will understand the processes necessary to aid students in collaborative problem-solving situations using Costa’s Levels of Thinking within the classroom environment. The student will explore writing, questioning, reading, and organizational strategies necessary in facilitating and participating in a collaborative tutorial and study group. The student will provide feedback for tutorial sessions and model appropriate pedagogical practices in Socratic tutoring, including management, tutorial process, questioning, grading, and reflective processes.

To view the complete Education course outlines, visit the Course Outlines page.