Secondary EducationLawrence C. Scharmann, Chair
Professors Heerman, Scharmann, Talab, and Wissman; Associate Professors Dalida, Goodson, Griffin, Harbstreit, Hortin, Spears, and Yahnke; Assistant Professors Harris and P. Staver; Instructors Jankovich, Kane, and Stone; Courtesy appointments: McFarlin and B. Newhouse; Emeriti: Alexander, Byars, Carpenter, Hause, Laurie, Prawl, Terrass, Wauthier, Welton, and Weimer.
The Department of Secondary Education offers a four-year degree program leading to certification as a secondary school teacher in one or more of the following fields: art, business, English, journalism, mathematics, modern languages, speech, natural sciences, and social science. In addition, the department provides teaching methods courses, field experiences, and secondary education student teaching experiences to serve students in music education. The department also provides similar courses for students in agricultural education and family and consumer sciences education.
Secondary education courses
EDSEC 102. Teaching as a Career. (1) I, II. Introduction to teaching as a career and to teacher preparation. Includes visits to and teacher aiding in public school classrooms with emphasis on the teacher's role. For lower-division students not yet admitted to teacher education.
EDSEC 215. Information Processing. (3) I. Application of technical knowledge and decision-making skills in development of usable printed business documents. Emphasis is placed upon teaching theories and strategies as they apply to keyboarding.
EDSEC 218. Secondary Teacher Education Colloquium. (1-2) On sufficient demand. Discussion, assigned readings, and lectures over selected trends, developments, and problems in the field of teaching.
EDSEC 250. Scientific Principles of Coaching. (3) II. Physiological, psychological, and kinesiological principles of coaching. Topics include training and conditioning, motivation, psychological factors affecting sport skill in performance, and mechanical principles underlying sport performance. Not for kinesiology majors.
EDSEC 300. Introduction to Agricultural Education. (1) I, II. Introduction to the program responsibilities, methodology, organization, current trends and issues, and future direction of programs in agricultural education. Students will be actively involved in the discussion and application of course material both in the classroom and in early field experiences conducted as a part of this course.
EDSEC 376. Core Teaching Skills: Secondary/Middle. (3) I, II, S. General teaching practices and the opportunity to apply that information in a laboratory setting. Two hours of lec. and two of lab a week. Pr.: Admission to teacher education, EDSEC 102, and FSHS 110. Must be taken simultaneously with EDCEP 315 and EDSP 323.
EDSEC 400. Leadership and Personal Development in Agricultural Education. (1) I, II. An examination of the role of the FFA advisor in the leadership and personal development of agricultural education students.
EDSEC 405. Middle-Level Education. (3) I. This course provides an overview of the characteristics of middle schools; the social, psychological, and physical characteristics of early adolescent development; middle-level curriculum; ways to organize for instruction; and the teacher's role in the guidance of students at the middle level. Cross-listed with EDEL 405. Pr.: Admission to teacher education.
EDSEC 407. World Wide Web-Based Searching/ Researching. (3) II. The main topics of this course are formulating search strategies; critically evaluating information; using and evaluating major search engines, search tools, and other sources; and assessing the impact of the web on self and society, particularly with regard to how people learn and interact with others in this environment. Pr.: Introductory computer course.
EDSEC 415. Administrative Support Services and Technology. (1) II. Intended to develop subject matter competencies needed for careers in the business office: Computer usage (desktop publishing), uses of various office equipment and procedures, and awareness of computer networking, telecommunication and emerging technology.
EDSEC 416. Office Management. (3) I. An examination of the management and operation of the office from a practical viewpoint including a study of administrative systems, the ergonomic environment of the office, and the management of human resources in the office.
EDSEC 477. Middle Level/Secondary Reading. (2) I, II. Introduction and development of effective study/skilled reading strategies and abilities for learning from content area text material. Pr.: EDCEP 315, EDSP 323, and EDSEC 376. Simultaneous enrollment required for EDSEC 477, 500, 520, and EDCEP 525 and EDCIP 455.
EDSEC 500. Content Area Methods in the Secondary School. (2-3) I, II. Principles of teaching applied to content area instruction in the secondary school; motivation; organization of subject matter; lesson planning; evaluation and reporting; challenging the levels of ability; organization and management of the classroom; methodology and materials of the secondary schools. Pr.: EDCEP 315, EDSP 323, and EDSEC 376. Simultaneous enrollment required for EDSEC 477, 500, 520, and EDCEP 525 and EDCIP 455.
EDSEC 502. Independent Study in Education. (1-3) I, II, S. Selected topics in professional education. Maximum of 3 hours applicable toward degree requirements. Pr.: Consent of department head.
EDSEC 503. Teaching Adult Classes in Agriculture. (2-3) On sufficient demand. Organization and preparation of materials and methods used in teaching adult classes in vocational education in agriculture for young farmers and adults. Departments are visited for evaluation of programs and results. Pr.: EDSEC 620.
EDSEC 505. Field Experience in Agricultural Education. (2-3) On sufficient demand. A course for prospective teachers to help bridge the gap between classroom theory and student teaching. Emphasis will be on observation of and participation in school and community organizations and programs. Pr.: EDSEC 300 and FSHS 110 and consent of instructor.
EDSEC 520. Block II Lab: Content and Reading Methods. (1) I, II. Field-based experience to help the pre-professional teacher practice the incorporation of specific content area with reading methods in the secondary and middle schools. Pr.: EDCEP 315, EDSP 323, and EDSEC 376. Simultaneous enrollment required for EDSEC 477, 500, 520, and EDCEP 525 and EDCIP 455.
EDSEC 560. Art for Exceptional Children. (3) II. Use of art courses and activities to meet the needs of the mentally retarded, physically impaired, emotionally disturbed, or gifted child. Three hours lec. Pr.: PSYCH 110. Same as ART 560.
EDSEC 582. Teaching Participation in Music. (8-12) I, II. Observation and teaching under the direction of selected music teachers in elementary, middle level, and secondary school music programs. Pr.: Admission to student teaching.
EDSEC 585. Internship in Athletic Training. (1-4) I, II. Supervised clinical application of practical skills in athletic training. Pr.: EDSEC 320. May be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours with additional prerequisite of KIN 330 and 335 required for last four semesters.
EDSEC 586. Teaching Participation in the Secondary Schools and Professional Development Seminar. (Var.) I, II. Guided observation, teaching participation, and study of teaching practices under direction of selected teachers in middle/junior and senior high schools. Student teachers will participate in seminar sessions to discuss issues and experiences encountered during this school-based experience. Pr.: EDSEC 477, 500, and 520.
EDSEC 587. Supervised Practicum for Athletic Coaches. (2) I, II. Observation and coaching participation under the direction of selected coaches in public school, club, city recreation, or other nonpublic school sport settings. Pr.: EDSEC 250, 320, and one coaching and officiating course.
EDSEC 611. Coordination Techniques. (1) II. Acquaints students with techniques in selecting, implementing, and coordinating occupational programs between the school and the business community. Pr.: EDSEC 620.
EDSEC 614. Laboratory Techniques in Teaching Science. (3) I, II. Rationale for laboratory in secondary school science. The design and implementation of laboratory activities and demonstrations in a high school science program. Pr.: EDSEC 376.
EDSEC 615. Laboratory and Safety Techniques in Teaching Agriculture. (3) I. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, organize, and conduct programs in agricultural laboratory instruction in secondary agricultural education programs. Students will gain experiences in the development of laboratory lesson plans, safety and technical demonstrations, student management in a laboratory setting, laboratory design, and laboratory curriculum development. Pr.: Conc. enrollment in EDSEC 520 Block II Lab/Ag.
EDSEC 620. Principles and Philosophy of Vocational Education. (3) I, II, S. Provision for vocational education in Kansas and other states and countries; principles and philosophy underlying such education, relation of vocational education to school objectives and community, state, and national needs. Pr.: EDCEP 315.
EDSEC 621. Program Planning in Vocational Education. (2-3) I, II, S. The program development and planning process; development of guides for teaching and evaluating reimbursable secondary programs. Pr.: EDSEC 620.
EDSEC 700. Introduction to Bilingual/ESL Education. (3) I, S. This course focuses on the history and foundations of bilingual education, as well as an in-depth examination of contemporary programming models and trends in bilingual education. The dynamics of bilingualism at the individual, system, and societal level will also be an emphasis of study. Pr.: Junior standing.
EDSEC 701. Administration and Supervision of Vocational Education. (2-3) II, S. On sufficient demand. Emphasis on the duties and responsibilities of administrative and supervisory personnel responsible for the promotion, development, and coordination of comprehensive vocational-technical education programs at the local level. Pr.: Teaching experience or consent of instructor.
EDSEC 704. Extension Organization and Programs. (3) I, S. Development and objectives of Cooperative Extension and other university adult education programs; with emphasis on programs and procedures. Cross-listed as EDSEC/ EDACE 704. Pr.: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
EDSEC 705. Organization Problems in Teaching Agricultural Mechanics. (Var.) On sufficient demand. Analysis of the agricultural mechanics course of study; needs and interests of students; learning difficulties; skills and technical knowledge required; correlation with agriculture; application of laws of learning to the teaching process; determination of objectives. Pr.: EDSEC 586.
EDSEC 706. Principles of Teaching Adults in Extension. (3) II, S. Methods and principles of adult teaching, with emphasis on Cooperative Extension Service; application to various adult education programs. Cross-listed as EDSEC/EDACE 706. Pr.: Senior standing, juniors by consent of instructor.
EDSEC 710. Occupational Family and Consumer Sciences Education. (2) I. Principles and procedures in planning and organizing home economics-related occupational programs. The course includes an approved occupational experience in business/industry and consideration of methods and teaching materials peculiar to these programs. Pr.: FSHS 110 or conc. enrollment.
EDSEC 713. Occupational Analysis. (2-3) I, II, S. An introduction to various techniques used in analyzing occupations and jobs. Emphasis on developing and organizing related instructional materials and content. Cross-listed with EDACE/EDSEC 713. Pr. or conc.: EDSEC 620.
EDSEC 714. Reading and the Bilingual Child. (3) II, S. The course will focus on appropriate instructional literacy and reading skill development among second language learners. A particular emphasis will be the development of literacy skill among students whose dominant language is other than English. Pr.: Junior standing/target language proficiency.
EDSEC 715. Reading in the Content Areas. (3) On sufficient demand. Information concerning the reading process and techniques for helping students develop reading and study skills needed in the content areas. Course is designed for classroom middle level and secondary teachers. Pr.: Senior standing.
EDSEC 720. Study Skills Instruction. (3) On sufficient demand. Approaches and methods are presented for teaching study skills in academic and workplace settings. Approaches include personal, contextual, organizational, and performance study skills. Includes study skills information for parent education and school improvement planning. Pr.: Teaching experience.
EDSEC 730. ESL/Dual Language Methods. (3) I, S. An exploration of contemporary approaches, methods, and strategies for the appropriate instruction of second language learners. Also provided is a foundational perspective on ESL/dual language approaches, including the communicative, cognitive, and grammatical. Pr.: Junior standing.
EDSEC 731. ESL/Dual Language Linguistics. (3) I. Explores the theoretical underpinnings of language acquisition and linguistics that educators need to understand, in order to better plan appropriately adapted curriculum and instruction for second language learners. The course encompasses problematic aspects of English language learning, the ways in which languages may differ, and certain universal aspects of language. Pr.: Junior standing.
EDSEC 732-737. Practica in Education. (1-6) On sufficient demand. Related occupational or professional experiences in approved industry, school, Cooperative Extension Service, or similar agency setting under faculty supervision. Pr.: Consent of instructor.
EDSEC 732. Career Education.
EDSEC 734. Agriculture-Related Occupations.
EDSEC 735. Business and Office Occupations.
EDSEC 736. Extension Education.
EDSEC 737. Family and Consumer Science-Related Occupations.
EDSEC 739. Coordination of Cooperative Vocational Education. (2-3) I, II, S. Emphasis on the legal aspects and other minimum requirements essential to conducting cooperative vocational education programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Pr. or conc.: EDSEC 620.
EDSEC 741. German Culture in Second-Language Learning. (3) Emphasis on the study of German culture and application to German curriculum, including the development of materials. Pr.: Twenty-four credits in 200 and above in German or equiv. (Same as GRMN 741).
EDSEC 742. ESL/Dual Language Assessment. (3) II, S. An in-depth examination of key issues/challenges in the appropriate language assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Among focal topics in theory, research, and practice discussed will be pre- and post-instructional assessment, authentic and alternative assessment, language testing, and placement for programming in ESL/dual language classrooms. Pr.: Junior standing.
EDSEC 743. French-Speaking Cultures in Second Language Learning. (3) On sufficient demand. Emphasis on the study of French culture and applications to the French curriculum, including the development of materials. Pr.: 24 credits at 200 or above in French, or equiv. Cross-listed with modern languages FREN 743.
EDSEC 745. ESL/Dual Language Practicum. (3) I, II. The practicum is a portfolio-based experience providing the student with application experiences in ESL/dual language methods, assessment, and multicultural competence as well as the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of second language acquisition. Students will be required to spend 60 hours in a school setting where they can practice and implement ESL/BE lessons/methodology. Pr.: EDSEC 730, 731, 742, and EDCIP 740.
EDSEC 750. Contemporary Curriculum and Technology Connections. (3) S. Contemporary curriculum and educational technology theories, methods, and models are examined and connections are developed for instruction and professional development. Specific methodological and technological skills are combined and applied to enhance student learning. Internet access and e-mail are required. Cross-listed: Elementary education and secondary education.
EDSEC 760. Teachers as Researchers. (3) I. This course introduces the theoretical and practical dimensions of classroom-based action research about curriculum and instruction topics, and students conduct an action research project. Pr.: Instructor permission. Cross-listed as EDEL 760 and EDSEC 760.
EDSEC 768. Enhancing Instruction Through Technology. (3) I, S. Ways to use technology in instruction are examined as a means to enhance teacher presentations and student interpretations, teacher and student access to information, and professional communication. Pr.: Student teaching experience. Cross-listed as EDEL 768 and EDSEC 768.
EDSEC 770. Methods for Second Language Acquisition/Learning. (3) On sufficient demand. Study of the development of second language instruction, both historical and current. Syntax, morphology, discourse analysis, and global proficiency evaluation are foci for analysis of methods and for the development of a personal method of teaching. Pr.: EDSEC 476 and 24 credits in one second language at 200 level and above or equivalent.
EDSEC 776. Teaching in Middle Schools. (3) On sufficient demand. Several instructional approaches consistent with the characteristics of the emerging adolescent student (grades 5-9) will be examined in relation to current research. Direct development of alternative curricular programs, appropriate use of interdisciplinary activities and nontraditional materials will be emphasized. Pr.: EDCEP 315, middle-level field experience, elementary or secondary content methods course.
EDSEC 777. Hispanic Cultures in Second-Language Learning. (3) Emphasis on the study of Spanish culture and applications to the Spanish curriculum, including the development of materials. Pr.: Twenty-four credits in Spanish at 200 or above or equivalent. Same as SPAN 777.
EDSEC 791. Career Education. (2-4) On sufficient demand. Emphasis on providing for prevocational and adult experiences including orientation and exploratory and applied experiences in school and nonschool situations. Cross-listed with EDACE/EDSEC 791. Pr.: Teaching experience or consent of instructor.
EDSEC 795. Problems in Education. (Var.) I, II, S. Independent study of a specific problem in curriculum or instruction. Pr.: Junior standing or higher.
Educational technology and computer education courses
EDETC 502. Independent Study in Education. (1-3) I, II, S. Selected topics in professional education. Maximum of 3 hours applicable toward degree requirements. Pr.: Consent of department head.
EDETC 718. Learning Technologies. (3) I, II, S. An examination of the roles that computers, teachers, and learners may take in any learning setting; ways of integrating technology into a curriculum; and issues involved in using technology in K-12 settings. Course is offered on the web. Pr.: EDETC 318 or equiv.
EDETC 723. Computer Applications in Subject Areas. (1-3) On sufficient demand. Theory and practice of using computer software to enhance teaching and learning in specific subject areas. Subjects covered will vary. May be repeated for credit in different subject areas. Pr.: EDETC 318 and EDCEP 315.
EDETC 762. Instructional Television. (3) II, alternate S. The principles of instructional television: its development, programming, techniques, and application. Pr.: Junior standing.
EDETC 764. Foundations of Distance Education. (3) On sufficient demand. Examination of current issues, theories, research, and methods for designing and teaching online courses. Pr.: EDETC 718 or permission of instructor.
EDETC 765. Computer Networking in Schools. (3) I. An introductory course on school-based networking. Considers the technical components of the networks and the practical use and administration of networks in K-12 school settings. Pr.: EDETC 718.
EDETC 766. Multimedia for Teachers. (3) I. Examines ways to use multimedia for teaching and learning, both as a tool for the teacher and especially as a tool for learners. Considers issues of assessment. Students learn to use an authoring program to design stand-alone multimedia learning programs. Pr.: EDETC 718.
EDETC 795. Problems in Education. (Var.) I, II, S. Independent study of a specific problem in curriculum or instruction. Pr.: Junior standing or higher.