EDUC 111 - ORIENTATION TO HIGHER EDUCATION - 1 - (1-1-3)
A basic orientation for new students to help them succeed academically and to enjoy full collegiate life. The students are taught study methods, library skills, social adeptness, time management techniques, skills for managing personal finances, and work philosophy and attitudes.
EDUC 154 - GENERAL SCIENCE FOR THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM - 3 - (2-2-5)
This subject introduces the student to concepts in general science as found in most primary education curricula and ensures mastery of the principles and practice of these concepts with the goal of being able to teach these concepts in the primary education classroom.
EDUC 220 - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY - 3 - (3-0-6)
This subject analyses and understands human development in terms of the physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects based on values and ethics. Child development is applied to curriculum development, teaching and learning management, and is based on the principles developed in educational psychology. Learning theories, the nature of the learning process, and child development are integrated and used as guidelines for teaching and learning management, classroom management, and guidance and counseling in order to promote learners’ abilities and skills, improving their quality of life, and fully developing their potential. Prerequisites: PSYC 113, PSYC 115
EDUC 237 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM - 3 - (2-2-5)
This subject introduces students to various technologies, concepts, theories, the problems arising from the use of technology, and the trends in information innovation that promote the quality of learning. It includes guidelines for the selection of appropriate information technology to aid teaching and develop learning, developing learning sources and networking. The students will practice designing lessons to use through the information technology network, use information technology to evaluate and improve lessons; create and develop information technology for classroom management, so that learners may achieve their potential. Prerequisite: CPTR 114, EDUC 111
EDUC 250 - LANGUAGE ARTS FOR THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM - 3 - (3-0-6)
This subject introduces the student to the concepts and principles of the language arts as found in primary education curricula and ensures mastery of the principles and practice of these concepts with the goal of being able to teach these concepts in the primary education classroom.
EDUC 253 - MATHEMATICS FOR THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM - 3 - (3-0-6)
This subject introduces the student to mathematical concepts found in primary education curricula and ensures mastery of the principles and practice of these concepts with the goal of being able to teach these concepts in the primary education classroom.
EDUC 256 - CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AND POETRY - 2 - (2-0-4)
An introduction to children’s literature, children’s interests in reading, changes in reading habits, and criteria and values for selecting reading materials for children in a primary education setting. Prerequisites: ENGL 111, ENGL 112
EDUC 270 - PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION - 3 - (3-0-6)
The course comprises an overview of various schools of thought pertinent to the field of education in South-east Asia. It includes an analysis of the assumptions, aims, and practices of major philosophies that influenced education and a survey of some 20th and 21st century movements in educational theorizing. These will be discussed within a Christian values-based perspective. The roles of the teacher and student, curriculum, methodology and classroom environment are discussed within the various philosophical and educational approaches. All the philosophies and/or educational theories are discussed, analyzed and evaluated in terms of metaphysics (nature of reality), epistemology (the nature of knowledge and truth) and finally in the light of axiology (values: morals/ethics and aesthetics). Students will work out a personal approach to the theory and practice of education with regard to people, society, and the human calling in the world. Prerequisites: EDUC 275
EDUC 275 - INTRODUCTION TO THEORIES AND METHODS OF LEARNING AND TEACHING - 3 - (2-2-5)
The course is comprised of theories and methods of teaching and learning, instructional model development, techniques in learning management, and learning evaluation within a values and ethicsbased approach. Design and management of learning experiences, integration of contents for group learning, and learner-oriented learning management are discussed and analyzed in relation to the educational settings in Thailand and SE Asia. Students are involved in formulating, designing, organizing and implementing innovative learning plans and models appropriate for specific age groups, as well as selecting, developing and producing media, instruments and activities that promote learning based on evaluation. Prerequisites: PSYC 113, Corequisite: EDUC 284
EDUC 284 - CLASSROOM AND EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT - 3 - (3-0-6)
This course is comprised of classroom management theories and principles including educational leadership, information systems, organizational culture and relationships, and communication as well as classroom activities and program development within a values and ethics-based approach. The course introduces academic program preparation, educational quality assurance, and training programs for community development. Teamwork and systematic thinking are also analyzed and discussed. Trainee teachers are taught how to demonstrate leadership skills through effective communication and values control, and how to implement innovations in educational management programs. Prerequisite: PSYC 113
EDUC 344 - METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS - 3 - (2-2-5)
This subject is an introduction to objectives, methods, and materials for teaching primary school mathematics and integrating critical thinking, technology and values into the school curriculum. The course requires observation and micro-teaching in a primary education mathematics class. Prerequisites: MATH 112, EDUC 275, EDUC 253
EDUC 345 - METHODS OF TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS AND READING - 3 - (2-2-5)
This subject is an introduction to objectives, methods, and materials for teaching primary school language arts and reading, including the integration of critical thinking, technology and values into the school curriculum. The course requires observation and micro-teaching in a primary education language arts class. Prerequisites: EDUC 275, EDUC, ENGL 250
EDUC 351 - PHILOSOPHY OF ADVENTIST EDUCATION AND - INTEGRATION OF FAITH, VALUES AND LEARNING - 3 - (3-0-6)
This subject first looks at the philosophy and principles of education from a Biblical perspective, including the writings of Ellen G. White, as interpreted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Second, it will look at the practical application of Christian philosophy and the integration of faith and values in learning and teaching in various subject areas.
EDUC 354 - INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH - 3 - (3-0-6)
This course is structured to enable students to develop basic research skills and is divided into two modules. First, a number of research theories, models, and designs are introduced in order to provide a foundational understanding of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research approaches. Second, elements of the research process are covered so that students may apply the research training they have received. This involves evaluating research papers, developing and presenting a research proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and writing a research paper. Students are encouraged to conduct research at their institution so that the results can be used for instructional development or organizational improvements. Prerequisite: MATH 235
EDUC 357 - SOCIAL STUDIES FOR THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM - 3 - (3-0-6)
This subject introduces the student to concepts in social studies as found in most primary education curricula and ensures mastery of the principles and practice of these concepts with the goal of being able to teach these concepts in the primary education classroom.
EDUC 359 - FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC FOR THE CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL - 3 - (2-2-5)
This course offers a theoretical and experiential approach to the structures of music involving pitch and rhythmic notations, scales, intervals, and chords. The course is designed for prospective preschool and primary teachers, as well as the general student in order to select and use music within an ethical, values-based perspective.
EDUC 361 - PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE I - 3 - (1-4-4)
The professional experience practicum is designed to give students classroom exposure and experience in primary school classrooms. Students are required to observe and report on at least 60 hours of instructed classes. They will be required to do the following: observe experienced regular teachers, write observation reports; document and report on the learning progress of an individual student, establish collaborative relationships with staff and teaching faculty of an institution, assist in class and reflect on what they are observing and learning. The student’s observation reports and reflective journals are evaluated by a university lecturer. Prerequisites: EDUC 275, EDUC 220
EDUC 390 - EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION - 3 - (2-2-5)
This course is an introduction to educational measurement and assessment including construction, application, interpretation, and evaluation of learning and performance by means of classroom tests and diagnostic techniques with the goals of determining extent of learning on the part of the learner and using assessment FOR learning and in modifying curricula. Assessment will be discussed within the context/s of being formative or summative, traditional versus alternative methods (authentic, portfolios, performance) and from an ethical, values-based perspective. Prerequisites: EDUC 275, PSYC 113
EDUC 430 - INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT - 3 - (3-0-6)
This subject examines curriculum theories, curriculum evolution, educational concepts, and curriculum development in educational institutions. It looks at the following aspects: determination of a curriculum’s philosophy and objectives, curriculum standards and intended levels, curriculum implementation, curriculum analysis and evaluation, problems and trends in curriculum development, curriculum quality assurance, and studies the vision and development plan/s for education in Thailand.
EDUC 431 - BEING A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER - 3 - (3-0-6)
This subject investigates the characteristics of good, effective teachers: roles, duties, and workloads. It includes studying the criteria and standards for the teaching profession, ethics in the teaching profession, educational laws and legal issues, professional development of teachers, including developing teachers’ potential and capabilities, promotion, and building positive attitudes towards the teaching profession. Students will be expected to develop the following competencies: be caring, merciful and kind to learners, show attributes of patience and responsibility, be a lifelong learner, and demonstrate innovation and vision in their teaching field. They will learn the importance of complying with the laws, criteria, and standards governing the field of education and adopt its professional ethics as their own, and be an effective academic leader. Prerequisite: Senior standing or end of Junior year
EDUC 441 - METHODS OF TEACHING HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES - 3 - (2-2-5)
This subject is an introduction to objectives, methods, and materials for teaching history and social studies at the primary education level, including the integration of critical thinking, technology and values into the school curriculum. The course requires observation and micro-teaching in a primary education history or social studies class. Prerequisites: EDUC 275, EDUC 357, HIST 212, HIST 213
EDUC 443 - METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCE - 3 - (2-2-5)
This subject is an introduction to objectives, methods, and materials for teaching primary school science, including the integration of critical thinking, technology and values into the school curriculum. The course requires observation and micro-teaching in a primary education science class. Prerequisites: BIOL 211, EDUC 275, EDUC 154
EDUC 447 - METHODS OF TEACHING BIBLE AND RELIGION - 3 - (2-2-5)
This subject involves a study in the objectives, methods and materials used in teaching the Bible (and religion) to learners from kindergarten to high school (K – 12) with emphasis on current teaching and learning strategies, spiritual growth and development of children and youth, and Christ’s methods of teaching values and truth. The students are expected to observe classes, develop and teach microlessons to their peers and children’s classes and reflect on their learning, observing and teaching experiences. Prerequisites: EDUC 220, EDUC 275, RELB 116, RELT 250
EDUC 449 - METHODS OF TEACHING HEALTH AND FITNESS - 3 - (2-2-5)
This subject is an introduction to objectives, methods, and materials for teaching primary school health and fitness classes, including the integration of critical thinking, technology and values into the school curriculum. The course requires observation and micro-teaching in a primary education health classroom and physical education class. Prerequisites: EDUC 275, EDUC 284, HLED 117
EDUC 451 - METHODS OF TEACHING MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL - 3 - (2-2-5)
This is a practical course providing an overview of objectives, procedures, and materials appropriate for primary and secondary school music classes and for a school music program. It includes the integration of critical thinking and uses an ethical, values-based approach to teaching and using music. Prerequisite: EDUC 359, EDUC 275
EDUC 460 - PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE II - 9 - (1-16-10)
This professional experience practicum is designed to give students classroom practice after Professional Experience I has been completed. Students are required to teach sixteen (16) hours per week for fifteen (15) weeks (240 hours). An additional minimum of twenty (20) hours per week for fifteen weeks (300 hours) is used for preparation, planning, evaluating and reflecting on classroom practice. The practicum comprises a variety of teaching strategies, methodologies and instructional models that are to be applied to practice in a primary classroom. Students handle instructional planning, design, sequence and organize tasks, as well as manage the classroom environment and plan and implement assessment activities. The students’ effectiveness as classroom practitioners are evaluated by both a university lecturer and a supervisor from the school in which the professional experience practicum is based. Prerequisite: Senior standing (have completed all Methods and related content courses)