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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EDE6502

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2025 2003-10-17
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Childhood Education ED 1721-000-00
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Roger Brindley (813) 9747143 brindley@tempest.coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EDE 6502 Classroom Management, School Safety, Ethics and Law

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Clsrm Mgmt Sch Saf Eth & Law
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Examines the legal issues affecting classroom/school management, school safety and professional ethics. Explores research and knowledge of best practices and a variety of teaching and management strategies for a diverse elementary classroom setting.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    All teachers must understand the fundamental legal expectations that their professional conduct must reflect. They also need to be cognizant of their role as a state advocate for children and the responsibilities inherent in their classroom management of

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is part of the required sequence for the MAT degree in Elementary Education

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctoral degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, or literacy education or in School Law or a related field


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students will apply their understandings of the law to the development of classroom management strategies and safety issues for classroom settings.

    Students will compare alternative strategies of classroom management and strategies for acceptable management of student behavior in a diverse elementary classroom, including the cultural needs of LEP students and students with academic and/or behavioral disabilities.

    Students will analyze the laws and ethical principals that guide the development of professional teaching behaviors.

    Students will demonstrate high standards of professional behavior as defined in The Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida as disseminated by the Florida Education Standards Commission.

    Students will integrate knowledge of appropriate interactive pedagogy including appropriate practices for LEP students at various proficiency levels, such as questioning strategies, cooperative learning, brain-based research, inquiry, and active learning in their planning for and delivery of instruction to a diverse range of academic abilities.

    Students will demonstrate their ability to work in collegial relationships with peers, supervising teachers, and family through collaborative planning and teaching with an emphasis on LEP students, and through on-going professional development.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Apply understandings of the law to the development of management strategies and safety procedures.

    Use alternative strategies of classroom management in a diverse elementary classroom.

    Analyze the laws and ethical principals that guide the development of professional teaching behaviors.

    Demonstrate high standards of professional behavior as defined in The Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida.

    Integrate knowledge of appropriate interactive pedagogy at various proficiency levels.

    Demonstrate the ability to work in collegial relationships through collaborative planning and teaching and show on-going professional development.

    C. Major Topics

    Overview of school law

    Teacher rights & Statutory issues dealing with discipline

    Legal aspects of school safety

    Special education law

    The social context of teaching - cultural awareness

    Student-teacher interaction

    Establishing learning and curricular expectations

    The role of the curriculum in the classroom culture

    Planning for student involvement/engagement

    Promoting critical and creative thinking skills

    Strategies for grouping children

    Questioning strategies and skills/Questions for Life

    Positive reinforcement and praise/motivational theory

    Discipline and managing children’s behaviors

    Evaluating student performance & authentic evaluation

    Working within the teacher and parent communities

    D. Textbooks

    Sample texts and readings

    Jarolimek, John. (2001) Teaching and Learning in the Elementary School, Upper Saddle Hill, NJ, Merrill Prentice Hall.

    Florida Performance Measurement System: Domains (1992) Florida Department of Education.

    Other recommended readings:

    Kagan, Spencer. Cooperative Learning (1994) Resources for Learning, San Clemente, CA.

    Glasser, William. The Quality School Teacher (1998) HarperPerrenial, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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