Course Descriptions

The following is a list of courses offered at CSM that meet the MSDE Requirement for Provisional Teacher Certification.

The following courses meet the MSDE Requirement for Child Development

EDU 1013-Child Growth and Development
Students develop an understanding of the basic theories and principles affecting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children. Observations in childcare settings will be required in addition to regular class lectures. Offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer at all three campuses. Offered online Fall and Spring.

PSY 2030-Child Psychology
Students use the scientific method to study the normal behavior and social development of growing children. Theories of development and research methods applied to child behavior are studied and utilized. Offered
in the Fall and Spring at La Plata. Offered online Fall and Spring.

PSY 2050-Human Development
Through The Life Span Human physical, intellectual, and personality (social-emotional) development through the whole life span are surveyed using models from the psychoanalytic, behavioral, and humanistic approaches.
Offered at La Plata and Prince Frederick in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Offered at Leonardtown in the Spring.
Offered online Fall, Spring, and Summer.

The following course meets the MSDE Requirement for Human Learning

PSY 2600-Educational Psychology
Students study the basic principles and concepts of learning and their applications to teaching, methodology, behavior control, motivation, and constructing effective learning environments. Offered at La Plata/Waldorf in the Fall Spring, and Summer. Offered at Prince Frederick and Leonardtown in the Spring. Offered online Fall, Spring and Summer.

The following course meets the MSDE Requirement for Inclusion of Special Needs Students

EDU 2610-Integrating the Special Education Student
Teachers and support staff who are involved with integrated special education students learn how to identify key learner characteristics, to select appropriate teaching methods, to avoid discipline problems, and to use the support of specialists. They also review recent developments in teaching the special education student. Offered at Leonardtown in the Fall and Prince Frederick in the Spring and Summer. Offered as a web-hybrid at La Plata in the Fall and Spring.

The following courses meet the MSDE Requirements for Reading

EDU 1085-Foundations of Reading and the Language Arts (Processes & Acquisitions)
Students will examine the theories and processes pertaining to the acquisition of reading and writing skills by children. The intellectual, social, and physiological factors involved in oral and written language development are explored. Students travel off campus to childcare centers and/or elementary schools to complete some assignments. Offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer at La Plata and Prince Frederick. Offered online Fall, Spring, and Summer.

EDU 2100-Instruction of Reading
Students will explore the developmentally appropriate instructional strategies necessary to implement a literary program for children. The concepts of print, word recognition comprehension development, intervention, and intrinsic motivation will be examined. Students will be taught the guidelines for the organization and management of a balanced reading program. Offered at Waldorf in the Fall (typically done in an independent study format).

EDU 2101-Assessment for Reading Instruction
Students will develop an understanding of the components and procedures comprising the assessment instruction process. Students will evaluate a variety of reading assessments in order to determine their usefulness in making instructional decisions. Effective techniques for reporting assessment results to parents and school personnel will also be explored. Offered at Waldorf (typically done in an independent study format) and Prince Frederick in the Spring.

EDU 2102-Materials for Teaching Reading
Students will utilize a variety that builds support for the long-term motivation of children to become independent readers. The purpose of reading: reading to perform a task, reading for the literacy experience, and reading to be informed will be explored. Offered at Prince Frederick in the Spring.