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Graduate Course Details
Number EDU 801
Title Classroom Management and Behavior Modification
Credits 3.0


This course deals with the study of teaching, learning, curriculum, and environment as factors in classroom management, with special emphasis on behavior modification. All course experiences will proceed from theory to practical applications in participants' working environments. Children from all cultures and for whom English is not the first language will be addressed as well as children from the native culture. An overview of learning and developmental theories will establish a basis for understanding the goals of behavior modification, exploration of curriculum theory and analysis of teaching styles will assess the value of these variables in the creation of effective learning environments. Presentations will be reinforced throughout with exercises, case studies, and problem simulated experiences. A fifteen hour pre-practicum is required for students in the Special Education programs.