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Core Courses (6)

Each of the MAT degrees consists of 10 courses. Six core courses focus on content that all teachers need to know regardless of grade level and/or subject area and four specialty courses focus on the content specific to each program. Descriptions for each of the courses are listed on the following pages.
  • EDU 568 Teacher as Leader 
  • EDU 622 Meeting the Needs of All Students 
  • EDU 570 Instructional Design 
  • EDU 618 Effective Assessment 
  • EDU 501 Teacher as Researcher 
  • EDU 5604 Evidence-Based Interventions 
Core Courses

Continuing Education (4)

At Marygrove College, our Continuing Education programs are designed to fit your schedule, your budget and your life!
Continuing Education

Continuing Education (7)

Learning new skills can make a huge difference in your career, your paycheck—or even your quality of life. Marygrove College offers high quality, short term affordable programs to provide you with the education to ensure that whatever you want to be, we can get you there.
Continuing Education

Continuing Education (4), Online Learning (1)

Certificate Programs (14)

Marygrove offers 13 areas of certification to help you gain the professional knowledge and experience you need to help you determine your own professional destiny. Why not find out more about one of the certifications that interests you?
Certificate Programs

Chemistry (4)

Are you curious? Do you like to explore problems? Do scientific questions fascinate you? Do you enjoy working in a laboratory? Do you want to better understand matter, molecules, atoms, and how they react? If so, you will be interested in a chemistry major or minor.
Chemistry

Child Development (4)

The Child Development program prepares the successful student for a career working with children from birth to age eight (8). Courses emphasize understanding the development of the young child, the best approaches to educating young children, and the importance of family and community in developmental and educational processes.
Child Development

Child Welfare (2)

The Child Development program will prepare you to teach or work with children from birth to age eight (8). Your courses will have an emphasis on understanding the development of the young child, the best approaches to educating that child, and the importance of family and community in the entire developmental process.
Child Welfare

Computer Graphics (1)

The Computer Graphics program is offered through the Art Department Please refer to the Art Minor programs for additional information.
Computer Graphics

Criminal Justice (4)

Welcome to the Criminal Justice Program web site. We are building an exciting new program in an emerging field and invite you to be a part of it! As a unique feature, the criminal justice major will offer cutting-edge courses in restorative justice. Restorative Justice emphasizes the ways in which crime harms relationships in the context of community. (Minnesota Dept. of Corrections) Restorative justice is a victim-centered response to crime that provides opportunities for those most directly affected by crime—the victim, the offender, their families and representatives of the community—to be directly involved in responding to the harm caused by the crime.
Criminal Justice

Items starting with C

Course Descriptions

POL/SOC 307 Introduction to Ethnic/Cultural Studies 3 hours
Prerequisite: LS 105; SOC/POL 306 recommended; Term I
This course will define race ethnicity and culture, gender and enculturation. The student will learn the components of our social structure and the bias inherent in a socially stratified society where power and authority is vested in one dominant group. The use of stereotypes to reinforce the inferiority of minority groups will be explained. Race as a scientific concept will be a topic for discussion.

Please check the catalog for more course descriptions.

 

Criminal Justice Overview

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Community Organizer • Correction (Probation Officer, Administration) • Victim Services (Victim Advocate) Juvenile Services (Youth Advocate) • Law Enforcement (City/State Federal:  Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, F.B.I., Secret Service, • U.S. Marshal) Investigator: Identity Theft, Private Security, Crime Analyst, Forensics • Graduate School (Criminology, Forensics, Public Policy)

GENERAL INFORMATION

We are building an exciting new program in an emerging field and invite you to be a part of it.  As a unique feature, the criminal justice major will offer cutting-edge courses in restorative justice.  Restorative Justice emphasizes the ways in which crime harms relationships in the context of community. (Minnesota Department of Corrections)

Restorative justice is a victim-centered response to crime that provides opportunities for those most directly affected by crime—the victim, the offender, their families and representatives of the community—to be directly involved in responding to the harm caused by the crime.

“Competence, Compassion, Commitment,” and positive social change and service to the community are at the forefront of the Criminal Justice program.  The heart of the major is people caring about and effectively supporting other people, while promoting social justice.

The criminal justice major will offer a focused interdisciplinary exposure to all aspects of crime and criminal jus­tice. Courses in the program include those dealing with crime, youth, and the responses to crime and delinquency by criminal justice agencies and organizations in the community. The criminal justice curriculum has a liberal arts framework which prepares students for graduate school as well as for criminal justice related employment in industry or government.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice combines a core of basic and applied courses that provide the student with a practical liberal arts perspective of this growing field. The student will gain a solid understanding of the criminal justice system, with particular emphasis in the following areas: 

  • Critical Approaches to the study of crime and society
  • Alternative Methods in justice
  • Restorative Justice
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Policing
  • Courts
  • Corrections

Criminal Justice majors will have the opportunity to complete an Internship and work on community projects through ser­vice learning, which will assist students to be urban leaders in their fields, and in their communities.

CAREER INFORMATION

The criminal justice major seeks to foster the development of graduates who will be catalysts for social and personal change in the urban environment. Careers in the Criminal Justice field can be found at the grass-roots, community, local, county, state, and federal levels.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Academic Performance

Only required courses with a grade no lower than a C can be applied to fulfill the Criminal Justice major.

Transfer Student Information

For transfer information please contact the College Transfer Coordinator.

Computer Literacy Requirement

Students complete their computer literacy requirement in Criminal Justice by taking CJ 351.

Writing Intensive Requirement

All Criminal Justice majors must take CJ 351 as their writing intensive course. 

Awards

Students may be eligible to win the following criminal justice award based on their scholarly work. The award is the Criminal Justice Award for outstanding criminal justice student.

Credit by examination

Credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experiences are other features of the program. Permission of the department head is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 128 credit hours required for a degree.

Program Offering

The B.A. in Criminal Justice program is primarily a day program, some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.  The minor in Criminal Justice program is primarily a day program, some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule. 

Chemistry Overview

CAREER INFORMATION

As a chemistry student, you will have a wide variety of excellent career opportunities available to you: from teaching at the middle or secondary levels to chemical industry to government work. Chemistry majors also often pursue advanced work in graduate schools. A chemistry background is also valuable to you if you major in the health science (nutrition, clinical chemistry industrial hygiene) and as you prepare for professional training in medicine, pharmacy and dentistry.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Clinical or Analytical Chemist • Dentist • Educator • Engineer • Environmental Chemist • Material Scientist • Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemist • Physician  • Physician Assistant • Research Scientist

GENERAL INFORMATION

Are you curious? Do you like to explore problems? Do scientific questions fascinate you? Do you enjoy working in a laboratory? Do you want to better understand matter, molecules, atoms, and how they react? If so, you will be interested in a chemistry major or minor.

The Chemistry Program has three major goals: (1) to provide a strong chemistry major within a liberal arts framework for those entering the profession of chemistry or preparing for graduate work; (2) to provide cognate backgrounds in chemistry for biology majors, pre-medical and dental students, medical technologists, dietitians, science educators and others who may require chemistry; (3) to provide non-science majors with sufficient background to understand advances in technology, environmental implications of new laws, drug problems and health advances.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in chemistry is designed for both students who want a career as a professional chemist and for occupations that require a moderate training in chemistry combined with training in one or more other areas. For example, students who desire chemistry as a major in programs of pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, pre-law, or teaching chemistry in high school. Other examples are students planning prospective careers in sales or technical service, as technical editor, writers, or secretaries, or as technical librarians, chemical patent lawyers, or forensic scientists.

The Chemistry minor provides you with the skills and theory needed for an entry-level position as a chemical technician. It will prepare you to teach at the secondary level.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Program Scheduling

The B.A. in Chemistry program is primarily a day program, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

Transfer Student Information:

The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines.  However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major.

Credit for Prior Learning

Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies.  Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 128 credit hours required for a degree.

Academic Performance Standard

Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Chemistry major or minor.

Computer Literacy Requirement

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students’ computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the Junior and Senior seminar course sequence.

Writing Intensive Requirement

All science majors must take ISC 312: Junior Seminar as their writing intensive course. 

Senior Seminar Requirement

Students must successfully complete ISC 496A and ISC 496B in order to graduate with a B.A. in Chemistry

Internship/Cooperative Education

It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate.  Students may receive elective credit for an internship through CHM 388, CHM 488, and/or CHM 491.

Sigma Zeta National Honor Society

Sigma Zeta is a national science and mathematics honor society.  It was founded at Shurtleff College, in Alton, Illinois in 1926.  Today, more than sixty local chapters are active in colleges and universities across the United States.  The society encourages and fosters achievement of greater knowledge in the fields of science and mathematics.  Outstanding scholastic achievement in the fields is recognized through membership in this society.

Awards

Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work. The awards are the American Chemistry Society for outstanding chemistry major, the Chemical Rubber Company Award for the highest achieving GPA in General Chemistry I/II, and Outstanding Graduating Science  Major.  Women in the sciences are also eligible for the Suzanne Fleming Scholarship.  This scholarship is given to a woman who demonstrates financial need, potential in science and on their scholarly work.

Child Development Overview

Bachelor of Arts, Child Development Major (B.A.)

The Child Development Bachelor’s Degree program is an excellent choice for students who wish to work with children from birth through the preschool period. The bachelor’s degree earned with the Child Development major leads to becoming a skilled child care provider. This degree enables the successful graduate to serve as a preschool teacher, child development center director, early childhood lead teacher, Head Start educator, early childhood assistant teacher, or home day care provider.

General  Information

The Child Development program prepares the successful student for a career working with children from birth to age 5. Courses emphasize understanding the development of the young child, the best approaches to educating young children, and the importance of family and community in developmental and educational processes.

Specific Information

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Child Development prepares students to work with children ages birth through the preschool period (age 5) in child care settings. This program has a specific set of required courses designed for those with goals of becoming directors in early childhood centers or pre-school teachers in daycare settings. At the conclusion of the program, there is a required field practice (real classroom experience in a preschool program).

Special Elements of the Program

Academic Performance
A grade point average no lower than 2.7 is required to be accepted to, and remain in, the Bachelor of Arts program in Child Development and the Early Childhood Education programs.

Transfer Students
The Child Development Program generally accepts transfer credit from accredited institutions of higher learning at the 100-200 level, except for methods credits and lab/practicum hours, which are accepted as elective credits only. Advisors make this determination.

Certificate in Women's Studies

This certificate program has been designed for stu­dents interested in learning about the roles, perspec­tives, and contributions of women in an interdisciplin­ary context. The curriculum consists of courses offered in the social sciences, English, and the humanities. It provides students opportunities to consider women’s past history, present conditions, and future possibili­ties, and to understand gender as a cultural practice.

A certificate in Women’s Studies requires 18 credit hours, including:

A. Required Courses

HIS 335              Women in U. S. History
IS 324B              Social Justice Seminar: Global Women’s Issues
SOC 345            Sociology of the Family

B. Elective Courses

Select three electives

AH 355               History of Women Artists
CJ/SOC 352      Women and the American Criminal Justice System
ENG 370            Literature by Women
POL 318            Global Women’s Issues and Policies
PSY 320             Psychology of Women
SOC 300            Special Topics in Sociology: Women’s Issues
SOC 492            Readings in Sociology: Women in Popular Culture

For course descriptions, see appropriate sections of this catalog.

Certificate in African-American Studies

A certificate in African-American Studies requires 18 credit hours, including:

A. Required Courses

POL/SOC/SW 306     Ethnic and Racial Diversity
HIS 311                      History of Blacks in America to 1865
HIS 312                      History of Blacks in America since 1865
HIS/POL 359             History of Civil Rights
POL 320                    Afro-American Politics

Select one elective from the African- American Studies core courses or electives lists.

Certificate in African-American Studies

A certificate in African-American Studies requires 18 credit hours, including:

A. Required Courses
POL/SOC 307 Introduction to Ethnic/Cultural Studies
HIS 311 History of Blacks in America to 1865
HIS 312 History of Blacks in America since 1865
HIS 359 History of Civil Rights
POL 320 Afro-American Politics

Select one elective from the African- American Studies core courses or electives lists.

 

Course Descriptions

BIO 118     Medical Terminology                                           2 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: Fall, Winter
This course is designed for students with an active interest in the medical and paramedical fields. The course provides the student with the fundamental principles needed to understand medical vocabulary. The student will learn to use the techniques of word building with an emphasis on spelling, pronunciation and the meanings of medical terms.

BIO 139     Principles of Biology                                           4 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of developmental and foundation courses; Term: Winter, Summer; Fee: yes. General Education option – not for science majors.
This course is a survey of the major generalizations of biology with an emphasis on molecular and cellular mechanisms, organismic structures and functions, basic concepts in genetics, the principles of evolution, and the interdependence of all living things with the environment. The laboratory exercises introduce the student to the process of scientific investigation and laboratory technique. Students will examine various biological structures and survey representatives of the five kingdoms of living organisms. Laboratory included.

BIO 141      Nutrition Through the Life Cycle                        3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099; Term: Fall, Winter
Fundamentals of nutrition and its effect on the individual’s growth, development, and total health; related topics of current concern, including weight control, dietary fats, fiber, and world health; impact of culture and environment on food choices. Computer nutrition analysis.

BIO 150     Biology I: From Molecules to Cells                     4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 100, ENG 108; Term Fall, Winter Fee: yes. General Education option for science majors only
Biology 150 is a course which, together with Biology 151, is designed to give the student a broad experi¬ence in the biological sciences. This course empha¬sizes the cellular and molecular aspects of biology. Science majors, including many health professionals, are the intended audience. Laboratory included.

BIO 151     Biology II: Unity & Diversity of Life                     4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 100, ENG 108; Term Winter, Fee: yes
This course is designed to give the student a broad experience in the biological sciences. In this course we deal mainly with the organismal and supra-organismal levels of biological organization. Evolution will be the unifying theme. The diversity, form, function, and ecology of organisms will be covered, with particular emphasis on plants and animals. Science majors, including many health professionals, are the intended audience. Laboratory included.

BIO 201     Ecology and the Environment                             4 hours
Prerequisites: LS 105, ENG 107; Term Fall, Summer. Fee: yes.  General Education option. Cross-listed with ENV 201
This course is a survey of the basic concepts of ecology, natural resources and ecosystems, relationships between humans and their natural environment, and the magnitude and scope of global environmental problems. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills and use of the scientific method. Laboratory is included.

BIO 226     General Zoology                                                    4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, BIO 151. Term: Fall; Fee: yes. Offered alternate years
This course deals with the general principles of zoology. Beginning with an introduction to the classification of the animal kingdom, the major groups of invertebrate and some vertebrate animals will be surveyed. Emphasis will be placed on development, structure, function, reproduction, and evolution. Laboratory exercises will enable the student to directly observe internal and external morphology of selected animal groups and will provide for observations and experiments with various living organisms.  Laboratory included.

BIO 234     General Botany                                                      4 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150; BIO 151, Term: Fall; Fee: yes. Offered alternate years
This course deals with a survey of the plant-like protists, the fungi, and members of the plant kingdom. Students study the process of photosynthesis and its relevance to life on our planet. They then study the life cycles and reproduction of plants. Transport systems of vascular plants are covered in detail. In addition the anatomy and physiology of all plant-like organisms, their growth and development is studied. The current success and diverse numbers and species of plants are related to their evolutionary success and role in the earth’s ecosystems. Laboratory exercises enable the students to directly observe the structure of botanical organisms and provide for observations and experiments with living organisms. A field collection of leaves is required.  Laboratory included.

BIO 257     Human Anatomy and Physiology                         4 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of developmental and foundation courses, BIO 118 recommended; Term: Fall, Summer; Fee: yes. General Education option – not for science majors.
A survey of human anatomy and physiology with selected labs. Topics include cells, metabolism, tissue and skin. Also includes the skeletal and articular, mus¬cular, digestive, circulatory and lymphatic, endocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive and nervous systems. .  Laboratory included.

BIO 267        Clinical Anatomy and Physiology                     4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150;  BIO 118 recommended; designed for science majors and minors - not for general education; Term Fall, Winter; Fee: yes.
This course is a study of human anatomy and physiology with virtual human cadaver labs as well as other hands on selected labs. Topics include: tissues and the following systems: integumentary; skeletal and articular, muscular, digestive; blood, cardiovascular and lymphatic circulatory, endocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, nervous, and their major diseases. This class is not for general education, it is specifically for science majors and minors. .  Laboratory included.

BIO 321        Microbiology                                                       4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150 and one semester of chemistry; Term: Fall; Fee: yes.
Microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria and viruses, form, structure, reproduction, genetics, physiology, me¬tabolism and identification, disease, transmission and control.  Written lab reports required.  Laboratory included.

BIO 347        The Teaching of Biology                                    3 hours
Prerequisites: Admittance into Phase III Teacher Certification Candidate; Term: Winter. Offered as needed
Philosophical basis for science teaching; survey of special programs in biology; specific objectives, materials and curriculum planning for biology; emphasis on role of laboratory in biology teaching. Observations of classroom/laboratory teaching.

BIO 360        Biochemistry                                                       4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, CHM 140, CHM 325, Term: Fall; Fee: yes. Offered alternate years; Cross-listed with CHM 360
Biochemistry 360 is an advanced-level course for students majoring in chemistry or biology. This course provides an overview of fundamental concepts in biochemistry which focuses upon the major macromolecules and chemi¬cal properties of living systems. Topics include the structure, function and metabolism of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids; the physical properties of water, pH, and buffers; enzyme kinetics and regulation. The principles of bioenergetics and the integration of metabolic control will be developed. Laboratory included.

BIO 388        Cooperative Field Experience                            1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, biology major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

BIO 410       Special Topics in Biology                                    3 hours
Prerequisite: Junior status in the major;  Term: TBA
Selected topics and issues in biology as chosen by the instructor.  

BIO 485        Genetics                                                               4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, BIO 151, CHM 140, CHM 325; Recommended MTH 325. Term: Winter; Fee: yes.  Offered alternate years
Study of hereditary material, its chemical and physical nature. Transmission and function will be emphasized. Mendelian inheritance, human genetics and evolution.  Written and oral lab reports required. Laboratory included.

BIO 488        Cooperative Field Experience                            1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing, biology major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

BIO 490        Cell and Molecular Biology                                4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, BIO 151; BIO 321 recommended, one semester of general college chemistry, one semester of organic chemistry; Term: Winter; Fee: yes. Offered alternate years
Cell doctrine, genes, cell metabolism, biosynthesis, photosynthesis, molecular replication, transcription, mutation and regulation of cell processes, biochemistry. Lab included. Formal lab reports and oral presentation required.

BIO 491        Independent Study                                            1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; biology major or minor; Junior status; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Opportunity to earn credit for the independent study of a course not listed in the catalog as a specific offering. By arrangement.

ISC 312        Junior Seminar                                                        3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing in the major, ENG 312; Term Fall, Winter;
Junior Seminar has been designed to help science majors improve their writing AS SCIENTISTS.  Competence in writing in science requires critical evaluation of one’s work.  In order to encourage the development of critical thinking, students critique published work as well as write essays, reviews, and research reports.  The heart of the course lies in the weekly interaction between the instructor and students through discussion both in class sections and one-on-one.  A weekly lecture provides structure and continuity and allows consideration of other topics such as interviewing and resume writing, poster presentations, ethics in science, and the nature of science and creativity.  This is the program’s writing intensive course.

ISC 496A        Science Senior Seminar: Library Research         2 hours
Prerequisites: ISC 312; Senior standing in major. Term: Fall, Winter;
This course is designed for senior science majors to have the opportunity to write and orally present a research proposal. This will include conducting a literature review and designing an original research project.  Students carry out their research project in ISC 496B.  Use of computer for informational searches, data analysis, and word processing; oral presentations and final research paper required.

ISC 496B        Science Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research   2 hours
Prerequisites: ISC 496A; Senior standing in major; Term: Fall, Winter; Fee: yes.
This course is designed for senior science majors to conduct research with the direction of a faculty member.  The student will carry out a research project of their own design. Specifically students will conduct experiments, write up the results of those experiments, write up the conclusions based on those results and present the results and conclusions of the project both in written and oral formats.

Child Welfare

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Adoption Services • After School Programs • Child Development Centers • Child Protective Services • Day Care Services • Family Preservation Services • Foster Care Services • Head Start Programs • Preschool Programs • Residential Care Services • Teacher Aide Services • Teen Parent Services • Transitional Living Services

GENERAL INFORMATION

Marygrove College offers a multidisciplinary certificate program in child welfare. This certificate is intended to provide education and career opportunities for individuals who have completed at least two years of undergraduate coursework and are employed in direct service jobs focusing on the well-being of children and their families.  It is also designed for professional practitioners with a baccalaureate or higher degree, who want to deepen their understanding of childhood development and are interested in developing specific leadership skills to work on behalf of children within the systems of child and family welfare.

To receive a certificate in child welfare, you must complete a minimum of 17 credit hours at Marygrove College. This includes 15 credit hours of required courses and two credit hours of elective courses.

The three-credit hour field experience in child welfare may be waived if at present, or in the recent past, you are participating in a supervised work experience with children, or if the field practicum experience for your major is in a child welfare setting. In such cases, you would take another three credit elective course in the program.

CAREER INFORMATION

The number of children for whom their developmental and/or welfare needs must be provided by persons other than their birth parents/nuclear family, is rapidly increasing and will continue to expand. As family demographics in the U.S. change, the number of children being raised in single parent, two working parent, blended, foster, and/or adoptive families is growing.  These diverse types of family structure greatly increase the need for care of children by persons other than the biological parent.

Individuals who have knowledge and understanding of children and their unique needs are in high demand both in public and private child welfare agencies and programs. If you are currently working in or interested in gaining employment with one of the many programs serving children that receive federal funding, you are/will be required to have at least some professional training in children’s development and their well-being.  Completion of the child welfare certificate may reduce the number of state-mandated, pre-service training requirements.  This could positively impact your future employment opportunities.

In addition to professional preparation, Marygrove’s child welfare program will provide you with skills to better understand the developmental needs of your own children, and it will help you to prepare for additional roles, such as those of a grandparent or relative caregiver.

If your major is child development, early childhood education, special education, social work, sociology, or psychology, you can enhance and combine your career preparation with a certificate in child welfare.

Course Descriptions

ECN 200                      Introductory Macroeconomics                                                                                 3 hours

Prerequisite: MTH 100; Sophomore standing; Term: 1. General Education option

Principles of macroeconomic analysis, determination of national income and employment level; the monetary system; and stabilization policies.

ECN 202                      Economic Dimensions                                                                                              3 hours

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; Term: 1, 2, summer. General Education option

Fundamentals of micro and macroeconomic analysis presented in the context of contemporary socio-economic problems and policy alternatives. This course is intended to satisfy general education requirements only, and can­not be counted toward a minor in economics.

ECN 203                      Introductory Microeconomics                                                                                  3 hours

Prerequisites: ECN 200 or 202, MTH 100; Sophomore standing; Term: 2. General Education option

Focuses on theory of the individual firm in short and long run analysis; profit maximization under different market structures; and analysis of resource allocation and income distribution.

ECN/POL/PSY/SOC 305 Introductory Statistics                                                                                          4 hours

Prerequisite: MTH 100 or equivalent; Term: 1, 2

Fundamental principles of descriptive and inferential statistics with applications to social sciences. May include use of statistical software.

ECN 307                      Finance                                                                                                                       4 hours

Prerequisites: ACC 234, ECN 200, ECN 203; Term: 2

Study of the basic theoretical framework for decision-making in financial management. Includes financial planning, fund requirements and sources, and fundamentals of capital budgeting.

ECN 310                      Money and Banking                                                                                                  3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108, ECN 200 or ECN 202; Term: 1

Emphasis on operation and control of monetary and banking system in relation to government fiscal policy and international finance.

ECN/HIS 340                 American Labor History                                                                                         3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 252 or HIS 253 recommended.

The history of the working class and trade union movement in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present.

ECN 341                      Issues in Economics                                                                                                 4 hours

Prerequisite: ECN 200 or 202 or 203. Offered as needed

Examination of various issues and problems in economics at the present time. Writing intensive.

ECN/HIS 345                  Problems in American Economic History                                                            3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108‚ ECN 200 or 202. Offered as needed

The process of American economic development; historical roots of contemporary economic problems.

ECN 361                      International Economics and Finance                                                                     4 hours

Prerequisite: ECN 203. Offered as needed

Focuses on international trade‚ investment‚ and finance issues since the end of World War II. Includes the study of important international monetary and trade organizations and the study of the effect of regional integration and cooperation on trade and investment. Writing intensive.

ECN 365                      Economics of the Third World                                                                                 3 hours

Prerequisite: ECN 200 or 202. Offered as needed

Study of the theories of economic development, as well as the economic relationship between developed and third world nations.

ECN 384                      Consumer Money Management                                                                               3 hours

Prerequisites: ECN 200 or 202. Term: 2; alternate years

Principles of management applied to the financial needs and resources of the individual and family. Emphasis on financial planning, income distribution, consumer financial services and protection, use of credit, insurance and investments.

ECN 388                      Cooperative Field Experience                                                                                  2-6 hours

Prerequisite: Departmental approval; Term: 1, 2

Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization, planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

ECN 491                      Independent Study                                                                                                   1-4 hours

Prerequisite: At least one course in economics; Term: 1, 2

Advanced research and presentation of critically evaluated data.

 

Course Descriptions

BUS 173 Introduction to Business 3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH099; Term: 1, 2

Survey stressing basic business concepts and functions-the market economy, forms of business organizations in our society, the role of management and labor, capitalization and finance, production, marketing and the organiza­tional structure.

BUS 175 Business Mathematics 2 hours
Prerequisite: BUS 173 or equivalent

Review of mathematical fundamentals-application of mathematical concepts to practical business transactions, discounts and markups, and financial analysis of business activities.

BUS 266 Principles of Organization and Management 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 173; Term: 2

Elements of the managerial processes fundamental to the operation of various organizations. Includes application of principles to a business enterprise stressing systems thinking, problem-solving, profit and ethics.

BUS 302 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS173, ECN 200; Term: 1

In-depth study of market analysis, product development, placement and distribution, pricing and promotion func­tions.

BUS 304 Business Law I 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 173; Term: 1

Survey of our legal systems, basic law of contracts, personal property, real property and sales.

BUS 307 Finance 4 hours
Prerequisites: ACC 234, ECN 200‚ECN 203; Term: 2

Study of the basic theoretical framework for decision-making in financial management. Includes financial planning, fund requirements and sources, and fundamentals of capital budgeting. Cross-listed with ECN 307.

BUS 308 Business and Professional Writing 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108, several courses in the student’s major field; Fee: yes. Term: 1

Underlying principles and techniques for effective communications in business and professional settings. Empha­sis on audience analysis, as well as purpose and organization of various types of letters, reports and memoranda. Writing-intensive course. Cross-listed with ENG 308.

BUS 310 Financial Investment Strategy 3 hours
Prerequisites: ACC 234, ECN 200; Term: 1

Security markets and how they function. Includes interpreting market changes, capital building through stock investments, factors influencing stock market prices, bond investment techniques, sources of investment informa­tion, strategies and theories of investing.

BUS 314 Business Law II  3 hours
Prerequisite: BUS 304; Term: 2

Basic law of commercial paper, creditors’ rights, agency, partnerships and corporations.

BUS 318 Professional Communications Design 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108, several courses in business; Term: 2

This course is a workshop-based, computer-enhanced examination of the theoretical principles and practical tech­niques for producing a variety of communications projects typically required by contemporary organizations. In this course, students will explore basic communication principles and use Microsoft Office and Adobe PageMaker applications to produce a range of professional texts. This is an alternative to fulfill the writing-intensive course requirement. Cross-listed with ENG 318

BUS 322 Consumer Behavior 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 302, PSY 205. Offered alternate years

Study of consumer motivation, decision-making and information processing. Influences of social institutions and culture on consumer behavior are included.

BUS 320 Ecommerce 3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 300. Offered alternate years

This course is designed to familiarize individuals with current and emerging electronic commerce technologies us­ing the Internet. Topics include: Internet technology for business advantage, managing electronic commerce funds transfer, reinventing the future of business through electronic commerce, business opportunities in electronic commerce, electronic commerce web site design, social, political and ethical issues associated with electronic commerce, and business plans for technology ventures. The purpose of this course is to educate a new genera­tion of managers, planners, analysts, and programmers of the realities and potential for electronic commerce. Cross-listed with CIS 320.

BUS 323 Human Resource Management 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 266; Term: 1

Study of personnel functions-staffing, development, employee benefits, organization behavior, wage and salary administration, and performance appraisal.

BUS 332 Sales Management Strategies 3 hours
Prerequisite: BUS 302; Term: 2; Offered alternate years

Examines the development of sales strategies. Topics include market assessment, effective sales presentations and making the close. Students will make actual sales presentations.

BUS 333  Entrepreneurship 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 266, ACC 224; Term: 1; Offered alternate years

Integrative course focusing on the management of a small business enterprise. Organizational, financial, manage­rial and legal aspects are explored. Specific areas will be related to the starting and operating of a small business.

BUS 342  International Marketing 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 302; Term: 2; Offered alternate years

In-depth examination of the global business environment including foundations in multicultural understanding, political environments, international legal issues, the NAFTA and EU, and how these impact global marketing.

BUS 368 Quality Management Principles 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS266; Offered alternate years

This course explores the principles of Total Quality: customer focus, participation and teamwork, continuous improvement and learning. It focuses on the development of quality processes and systems through the tools of information gathering and analysis, benchmarking, supplier partnership, the Baldridge Award, and ISO9000. It covers issues in business services as well as products.

BUS 38 Business and Professional Ethics 3 hours
Prerequisites: PHL 126, BUS 266; Term: 1: Offered alternate years

Descriptive survey of ethical theories and perspectives to all professions. Reflection on contemporary ethical approaches through case studies and selected readings. Analysis of some major dilemmas in business and other professions.

BUS 384 Consumer Money Management  3 hours
Prerequisites: ECN200 or ECN202; Term: 2; Offered alternate years

Principles of management applied to the financial needs and resources of the individual and family. Emphasis on financial planning, income distribution, consumer financial services and protection, use of credit, insurance and investments.

BUS 388 Cooperative Field Experience 1-3 hours
Prerequisites: 24 credit hours in business; junior standing; 3.0 GPA; department approval; Term: 1, 2, summer

Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization, planned in consultation with academic advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

BUS 423 Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 266; senior status or permission of instructor; Term: 2; Offered alternate years

Study of the employer/union relationship and of the processes developed to implement that relationship. Includes union organizing, negotiation and administration of the collective bargaining agreement, the grievance system, and the structure of labor unions.

BUS 488  Cooperative Field Experience 1-3 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing, 27 credit hours in business, department approval, 3.0 GPA; Term: 1, 2

Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization, planned in consultation with academic advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

BUS 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing; departmental approval; permission of study director; Term: 1, 2

Study of a topic or creative work extending beyond the opportunities offered in scheduled courses.

BUS 496A Senior Research Seminar: Current Problems and Issues in Business 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 312, BUS 308; senior standing; Term: 1

Study of contemporary issues in business. Specific topics and scope determined each year. Oral and written presentations.

BUS 496B Senior Research Seminar: Diversity in Management 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 312, BUS 308; senior standing; Term: 2

Examination of current research on the changing status of multicultural management in business, and develop­ment of management competencies critical to success in twenty-first century organizations. Oral and written presentations.

 

BUS 173 Introduction to Business 3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH099; Term: 1, 2

Survey stressing basic business concepts and functions-the market economy, forms of business organizations in our society, the role of management and labor, capitalization and finance, production, marketing and the organiza­tional structure.

BUS 175 Business Mathematics 2 hours
Prerequisite: BUS 173 or equivalent

Review of mathematical fundamentals-application of mathematical concepts to practical business transactions, discounts and markups, and financial analysis of business activities.

BUS 266 Principles of Organization and Management 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 173; Term: 2

Elements of the managerial processes fundamental to the operation of various organizations. Includes application of principles to a business enterprise stressing systems thinking, problem-solving, profit and ethics.

BUS 302 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS173, ECN 200; Term: 1

In-depth study of market analysis, product development, placement and distribution, pricing and promotion func­tions.

BUS 304 Business Law I 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 173; Term: 1

Survey of our legal systems, basic law of contracts, personal property, real property and sales.

BUS 307 Finance 4 hours
Prerequisites: ACC 234, ECN 200‚ECN 203; Term: 2

Study of the basic theoretical framework for decision-making in financial management. Includes financial planning, fund requirements and sources, and fundamentals of capital budgeting. Cross-listed with ECN 307.

BUS 308 Business and Professional Writing 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108, several courses in the student’s major field; Fee: yes. Term: 1

Underlying principles and techniques for effective communications in business and professional settings. Empha­sis on audience analysis, as well as purpose and organization of various types of letters, reports and memoranda. Writing-intensive course. Cross-listed with ENG 308.

BUS 310 Financial Investment Strategy 3 hours
Prerequisites: ACC 234, ECN 200; Term: 1

Security markets and how they function. Includes interpreting market changes, capital building through stock investments, factors influencing stock market prices, bond investment techniques, sources of investment informa­tion, strategies and theories of investing.

BUS 314 Business Law II  3 hours
Prerequisite: BUS 304; Term: 2

Basic law of commercial paper, creditors’ rights, agency, partnerships and corporations.

BUS 318 Professional Communications Design 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108, several courses in business; Term: 2

This course is a workshop-based, computer-enhanced examination of the theoretical principles and practical tech­niques for producing a variety of communications projects typically required by contemporary organizations. In this course, students will explore basic communication principles and use Microsoft Office and Adobe PageMaker applications to produce a range of professional texts. This is an alternative to fulfill the writing-intensive course requirement. Cross-listed with ENG 318

BUS 322 Consumer Behavior 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 302, PSY 205. Offered alternate years

Study of consumer motivation, decision-making and information processing. Influences of social institutions and culture on consumer behavior are included.

BUS 320 Ecommerce 3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 300. Offered alternate years

This course is designed to familiarize individuals with current and emerging electronic commerce technologies us­ing the Internet. Topics include: Internet technology for business advantage, managing electronic commerce funds transfer, reinventing the future of business through electronic commerce, business opportunities in electronic commerce, electronic commerce web site design, social, political and ethical issues associated with electronic commerce, and business plans for technology ventures. The purpose of this course is to educate a new genera­tion of managers, planners, analysts, and programmers of the realities and potential for electronic commerce. Cross-listed with CIS 320.

BUS 323 Human Resource Management 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 266; Term: 1

Study of personnel functions-staffing, development, employee benefits, organization behavior, wage and salary administration, and performance appraisal.

BUS 332 Sales Management Strategies 3 hours
Prerequisite: BUS 302; Term: 2; Offered alternate years

Examines the development of sales strategies. Topics include market assessment, effective sales presentations and making the close. Students will make actual sales presentations.

BUS 333  Entrepreneurship 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 266, ACC 224; Term: 1; Offered alternate years

Integrative course focusing on the management of a small business enterprise. Organizational, financial, manage­rial and legal aspects are explored. Specific areas will be related to the starting and operating of a small business.

BUS 342  International Marketing 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 302; Term: 2; Offered alternate years

In-depth examination of the global business environment including foundations in multicultural understanding, political environments, international legal issues, the NAFTA and EU, and how these impact global marketing.

BUS 368 Quality Management Principles 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS266; Offered alternate years

This course explores the principles of Total Quality: customer focus, participation and teamwork, continuous improvement and learning. It focuses on the development of quality processes and systems through the tools of information gathering and analysis, benchmarking, supplier partnership, the Baldridge Award, and ISO9000. It covers issues in business services as well as products.

BUS 38 Business and Professional Ethics 3 hours
Prerequisites: PHL 126, BUS 266; Term: 1: Offered alternate years

Descriptive survey of ethical theories and perspectives to all professions. Reflection on contemporary ethical approaches through case studies and selected readings. Analysis of some major dilemmas in business and other professions.

BUS 384 Consumer Money Management  3 hours
Prerequisites: ECN200 or ECN202; Term: 2; Offered alternate years

Principles of management applied to the financial needs and resources of the individual and family. Emphasis on financial planning, income distribution, consumer financial services and protection, use of credit, insurance and investments.

BUS 388 Cooperative Field Experience 1-3 hours
Prerequisites: 24 credit hours in business; junior standing; 3.0 GPA; department approval; Term: 1, 2, summer

Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization, planned in consultation with academic advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

BUS 423 Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 266; senior status or permission of instructor; Term: 2; Offered alternate years

Study of the employer/union relationship and of the processes developed to implement that relationship. Includes union organizing, negotiation and administration of the collective bargaining agreement, the grievance system, and the structure of labor unions.

BUS 488  Cooperative Field Experience 1-3 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing, 27 credit hours in business, department approval, 3.0 GPA; Term: 1, 2

Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization, planned in consultation with academic advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

BUS 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing; departmental approval; permission of study director; Term: 1, 2

Study of a topic or creative work extending beyond the opportunities offered in scheduled courses.

BUS 496A Senior Research Seminar: Current Problems and Issues in Business 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 312, BUS 308; senior standing; Term: 1

Study of contemporary issues in business. Specific topics and scope determined each year. Oral and written presentations.

BUS 496B Senior Research Seminar: Diversity in Management 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 312, BUS 308; senior standing; Term: 2

Examination of current research on the changing status of multicultural management in business, and develop­ment of management competencies critical to success in twenty-first century organizations. Oral and written presentations.

Course Descriptions

Please note: Revised departmental policies and/or State of Michigan certification rules may necessitate additional courses or changes in admission or program completion requirements.

EDU 203: The Teaching Profession 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed as an in-depth introduction to multiple considerations of the career of teaching. This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the important aspects of teaching, and allows students to observe the teaching profession in action. Course requires 25 service hours in a classroom setting. 

EDU 530: Technology in the Classroom 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU, 541, EDU 575 and program acceptance as a Pre-Candidate 

This course explores the use of multimedia teaching tools. Students develop plans of action integrating technology in support of instruction and learning. They explore, evaluate, and use technology to accomplish learning tasks independently and cooperatively. Course includes appropriate field based experiences. 

EDU 541: Educational Psychology 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

This is an introductory course in the psychology of learning and teaching (Grades K-12), emphasizing mental abilities, individual differences, motivation and application of psychological theory and research in learning. The course emphasizes constructivist theories of learning and cognition, examining the effects of culture and gender on learning, and studies the classroom as a social setting.

EDU 544: Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 602 and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course addresses approaches for teaching mathematics to grades K-8. Emphasis is on developing Math concepts through discovery, problem solving, observing patterns and relationships, and meeting the individual needs of children of various abilities and experience levels. Field based experiences required. 

EDU 547: General Secondary Methods 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 548, EDU 551, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as a Secondary Candidate 

This course focuses on techniques for developing lesson plans, unit plans and course overviews which incorporate objectives, evaluation and a variety of teaching-learning strategies. Field based experiences and simulations in lesson presentation and classroom management required. 

EDU 548: Teaching Writing and Speaking in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 541, EDU 575 and program acceptance as an Elementary or Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course presents an introduction to the theories and practices of teaching written and oral literacy at the elementary and secondary levels. 

EDU 551: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 541, EDU 575 and program acceptance as an Elementary or Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course offers approaches to curriculum, instruction and assessment designed to engage students in an integrated process of teaching and learning. Students design units and create supporting lesson plans using the backward design framework geared toward meeting Grade Level Content Standards. Students use Internet resources, practice collaboration skills, and apply peer review processes aimed at improving unit design and lesson plans. 

EDU 552: Assessment and Differentiation 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 541, EDU 575 and program acceptance as an Elementary Pre-Candidate

This course builds upon content introduced in EDU 551 to prepare candidates to assess the effects of instruction on student performance. Emphasis is placed on theories and concepts of assessment in order to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. Differentiation is applied in terms of assessment of individual, small group and whole group instruction and learning.

EDU 553: Designing and Managing Effective Learning Environments for Diverse Learners 3 credits

Elementary Level

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as an Elementary Pre-Candidate

Secondary Level 

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 548, EDU 551, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as a Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course addresses the design and management of the classroom environment to provide meaningful learning for diverse groups of students. The educational implications of the characteristics of diverse learners are explored. Research in practices of effective teaching is examined, with specific emphasis on teacher and student behaviors. Techniques for developing effective communication with parents and community are explored. Field-based experiences required. 

EDU 554: Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Social Studies 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course offers a combination of theoretical and practical models, providing multicultural approaches to activities, materials, and resources necessary for teaching social studies grades K-8. Field based experiences required. 

EDU 557: Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 548, EDU 551, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as a Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course addresses adapting content instruction to meet the needs of middle school and secondary school students with reading problems. The course presents analysis of variations in vocabulary, format, comprehension, and study procedures in various content areas, and develops teaching strategies for improving basic reading skills and proficiency. Field based experiences required. 

EDU 564A: Methods for Elementary Reading and Other Language Arts 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course addresses the reading, writing, listening, and speaking processes in literacy development. Students 

exam-ine teaching strategies and materials that support integrated language arts instruction. Strategies for organization and management of classroom reading programs in grades K-8 are developed. Related software applications are explored. Guided observation and field-based experience required. 

EDU 564B: Methods for Elementary Reading: Practicum Strategies  3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 564A, EDU 575,EDU 602 and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course presents strategies for developing and implementing detailed lesson plans based on a diagnostic-instruction model for both developmental skills in reading and reading in the content areas. First half of the course prepares the student for field-based experience. Peer, instructor, and self-evaluation of lessons. 

EDU 574: Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Science 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as 

an Elementary Candidate

This course presents methodology appropriate for teaching scientific concepts. Teaching demonstrations, projects, daily and unit planning are approaches addressed in this course. Students participate in one field trip. The course makes extensive use of media in Marygrove’s Library Resources Room. Emphasis is placed on the inquiry-based strategies, problem-solving activities, hands-on activities, the interdisciplinary nature of science, children’s understandings, objectives of school science programs, science education reform, methods of instruction, assessment practices, experimental programs, and content in the physical, life, and earth sciences. Emphasis is on con-tent and methods for grades K-8. Field based experience required. 

EDU 575: Foundations in American Education 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

In this course, students examine the structure, function, and purposes of American education. These topics include philosophical, social, historical, political, and economic contexts of educational systems, and the role and characteristics of the teaching profession.

EDU 602: Introduction to Educational Research 3 credits 

Identical to EDL 602. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 541, EDU 575 and program acceptance as an Elementary or Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course prepares teachers in their role as educated consumers of research and as researchers. The course examines principles and procedures for studying and producing educational research. It introduces students to the basic vocabulary, concepts, and methods of research. Students learn to analyze and assess educational research, plan and conduct a review of literature, and compare and contrast quantitative and qualitative research designs, methods, and results. 

EDU 665: Educational Research

Identical to EDT 665. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 541, EDU 575, EDU 602

This course provides for an in-depth study of basic techniques of research and educational reporting. 

This course also covers evaluation of current research and trends for implementing change.

EDU 691: Independent Study 3 credits

Prerequisite:  Full acceptance as a Teacher Certification Candidate and permission of Advisor

An Independent Study may enrich and deepen a student’s studies in some specific way, or it may be a research project. Interested students begin the process of developing an Independent Study with their academic advisors, who will have application forms. When necessary and with approval of advisor, students are permitted to request an Independent Study. 

EDU 699: Student Teaching 10-12 credits

Elementary Level 

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 544, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 553, EDU 554, EDU 564A, 

EDU 564B, EDU 574, EDU 575, EDU 602 and admission to Student Teaching

Secondary Level 

Prerequisites:  EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 547, EDU 548, EDU 551, EDU 553, EDU 557, EDU 575, EDU 602 and admission to Student Teaching

This capstone course includes observation and guided‚ full-time professional laboratory experience in public or private school classrooms at the appropriate level. Seminar required. Fall and Spring term only.

FEES IN TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Several pre-service teacher preparation and evaluation processes require students to be responsible for fees associated with these processes. 

The Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills Test and content area tests in specific subject areas have fees associated with each test attempt. Beginning in 2013 the MTTC test for Elementary Education will be comprised of two separate test sections. 

The Marygrove Education Department requires that, before the student teaching semester begins, all student teachers obtain membership in one of two professional educators’ organizations that provide professional liability insurance with paid membership. These organizations provide professional education materials to student members. Information on can be found on their websites:

Student Michigan Education Association - http://www.mea.org/SMEA

Christian Educators Association International - http://www.ceai.org

Child and adult First Aid and CPR training is required of those becoming certified teachers, and must be done with specially certified trainers. Sessions are now offered on campus at Marygrove for a nominal fee, usually during the student teaching semester. See the Student Teaching Director for more information.

In addition, when a student is ready to be recommended by the College for her/his teaching certificate, in order to issue the certificate there is a fee that must be paid to the State of Michigan.

ACCREDITATION

Marygrove College has full approval of the State of Michigan Department of Education for its teacher certification specialty programs. The College is fully accredited. The Education Division has Candidate Status Membership with The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). A copy of Marygrove’s Title II report card is available from the Education Department upon request.

 

MARYGROVE GRIOT PROGRAM

A Griot is a storyteller whose knowledge and wisdom is shared and passed on from generation to generation. The Marygrove Griot Program is designed to increase the number of highly qualified African American male teachers working in K-12 schools who can serve as primary role models for students in urban areas. 

The Griot program provides a personalized learning environment geared toward equipping students with skills needed to become effective teachers and leaders in their respective communities. Students will receive:

One-on-one faculty advising

A “buddy system” that identifies a mentor who will serve as a resource person during the student’s program

Social and cultural networking through planned extra-curricular activities

Griot students are required to meet all M.Ed. Plus Teacher Certification requirements of Marygrove’s Education Department. 

Course Descriptions

 

EDU 203

The Teaching Profession

3 credit hours

Prerequisites:  None

This course is designed as an in-depth introduction to multiple considerations of the career of teaching.  This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the important aspects of teaching, and allows students to observe the teaching profession in action.  Course requires 25 service hours in a classroom setting.

EDU 240

Developmental Psychology

3 credit hours

Prerequisites:  None.  Elementary Level Exploratory Student

Human development and factors that influence it with particular emphasis on infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

EDU 241

Educational Psychology

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240 or EDU 343, EDU 275 and program acceptance as an Elementary or Secondary Pre-Candidate

This is an introductory course in the psychology of learning and teaching (Grades K-12), emphasizing mental abilities, individual differences, motivation and application of psychological theory and research in learning.  The course emphasizes constructivist theories of learning and cognition, examining the effects of culture and gender on learning, and studies the classroom as a social setting.

EDU 275

Foundations in American Education

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: None

In this course, students examine the structure, function, and purposes of American education. These topics include philosophical, social, historical, political, and economic contexts of educational systems, and the role and characteristics of the teaching profession.

EDU 330

Technology in the Classroom

3 credit  hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240 or EDU 343, EDU 275 and program acceptance as an Elementary or Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course explores the use of multimedia teaching tools. Students develop plans of action integrating technology in support of instruction and learning. They explore, evaluate, and use technology to accomplish learning tasks independently and cooperatively. Course includes appropriate field based experiences.

EDU 343

Adolescent Psychology

3 credit hours

Prerequisite: PSY 205. Secondary Level Exploratory Student

Physical, psychological and social factors in personality development from the preadolescent through the late-adolescent period. Problems of adjustment, achievement of identity, and acceptance of the adult role.

EDU 344

Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240, EDU 241, EDU 275, EDU 330, EDU 351, EDU 352, and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course addresses approaches for teaching mathematics to grades K-8. Emphasis is on developing Math concepts through discovery, problem solving, observing patterns and relationships, and meeting the individual needs of children of various abilities and experience levels. Field based experiences required.

 

EDU 347

General Secondary Methods

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 241, EDU 275, EDU 330, EDU 343, EDU 348, EDU 351 and program acceptance as a Secondary Candidate

This course focuses on techniques for developing lesson plans, unit plans and course overviews which incorporate objectives, evaluation and a variety of teaching-learning strategies. Field based experiences and simulations in lesson presentation and classroom management required.

EDU 348/ ENG 348

Teaching Writing and Speaking in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: none

This course presents an introduction to the theories and practices of teaching written and oral literacy at the elementary and secondary levels.

EDU 351

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment                       

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240 or EDU 343, EDU 275 and program acceptance as an Elementary or Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course offers approaches to curriculum, instruction and assessment designed to engage students in an integrated process of teaching and learning.  Students design units and create supporting lesson plans based on Grade Level Content Standards that focus on using differentiated instructional strategies, assessment practices, and technology integration.  Students practice collaboration skills, applying peer review processes aimed at improving unit design and lesson plans.

EDU 352

Assessment and Differentiation

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240, EDU 275  program acceptance as an Elementary Pre-Candidate

This course builds upon content introduced in EDU 351 to prepare candidates to assess the effects of instruction on student performance. Emphasis is placed on theories and concepts related to differentiation of instruction and assessment in order to meet the needs of a wide range of learners, including those in special education and speakers of English as a second language.

 

EDU 353

Designing and Managing Effective Learning Environments for Diverse Learners

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240 or EDU 343, EDU 241, EDU 275, EDU 330, EDU 348, EDU 351, EDU 352 [Elem only], and program acceptance as an Elementary or Secondary Candidate

This course addresses the design and management of curriculum, instruction and classrooms to provide meaningful learning for diverse groups of students. The educational implications of the characteristics of students with exceptionalities are explored. Research in practices of effective teaching is examined, with specific emphasis on teacher and student behaviors related to aspects of diversity in urban settings. Techniques for developing effective communication with parents and community are explored.  Field-based experiences required.

 

EDU 354

Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240, EDU 241, EDU 275, EDU 330, EDU 351, EDU 352, and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course offers a combination of theoretical and practical models, providing multicultural approaches to activities, materials, and resources necessary for teaching social studies grades K-8. Field based experiences required.

EDU 357

Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 241, EDU 275, EDU 330, EDU 343, EDU 348, EDU 351 and program acceptance as a Secondary Candidate

This course addresses adapting content instruction to meet the needs of middle school and secondary school students with reading problems. The course presents analysis of variations in vocabulary, format, comprehension, and study procedures in various content areas, and develops teaching strategies for improving basic reading skills and proficiency.  Field based experiences required.

EDU 364A

Methods for Elementary Reading and Other Language Arts

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240, EDU 241, EDU 275, EDU 330, EDU 351, EDU 352, and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course addresses the reading, writing, listening, and speaking processes in literacy development. Students exam­ine teaching strategies and materials that support integrated language arts instruction. Strategies for organization and management of classroom reading programs in grades K-8 are developed. Related software applications are explored. Guided observation and field-based experience required.

EDU 364B

Methods for Elementary Reading: Practicum Strategies   

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240, EDU 241, EDU 275, EDU 330, EDU 351, EDU 352, and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course presents strategies for developing and implementing detailed lesson plans based on a diagnostic-instruction model for both developmental skills in reading and reading in the content areas. First half of the course prepares the student for field-based experience. Peer, instructor, and self-evaluation of lessons.

EDU 374

Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Science

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240, EDU 241, EDU 275, EDU 330, EDU 351, EDU 352, and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course presents methodology appropriate for teaching scientific concepts. Teaching demonstrations, projects, daily and unit planning are approaches addressed in this course. Students participate in one field trip. The course makes extensive use of media in Marygrove’s Library Resources Room.  Emphasis is placed on the inquiry-based strategies, problem-solving activities, hands-on activities, the interdisciplinary nature of science, children's understandings, objectives of school science programs, science education reform, methods of instruction, assessment practices, experimental programs, and content in the physical, life, and earth sciences. Emphasis is on con­tent and methods for grades K-8.  Field based experience required.

EDU 491

Independent Study

3 credit hours

Prerequisites:  Permission of Advisor and Instructor

When necessary and with approval of advisor, students are permitted to request an independent study.

EDU 499 Student Teaching  and Seminar

10-12 credit hours

Prerequisites: Completion of all required teacher certification coursework, Admission to Student Teaching

This capstone course includes observation and guided‚ full-time professional laboratory experience in public or private school classrooms at the appropriate level.  Seminar required.  Fall and Spring term only.

 

Course Descriptions

EDU 551: Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment 3 credits

This course offers approaches to curriculum, instruction and assessment designed to engage students in an integrated process of teaching and learning. Students design units and create supporting lesson plans using the backward design framework geared towards meeting content area standards. Students use internet resources, practice collaboration skills and apply peer review processes aimed at improving unit design and lesson plans. 

SED 552: Assessment & Differentiation 3 credits

This course builds upon content introduced in EDU 551 to prepare candidates to assess the effects of instruction on student performance. Emphasis is placed on theories and concepts of assessment relating them to the backward design framework in order to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. Differentiation is applied in terms of assessment of individual, small group and whole group instruction and learning.

EDU 553: Designing & Managing Effective Learning Environments for Diverse Learners 3 credits

This course addresses the design and management of the classroom environment to provide meaningful learning for diverse groups of students. The educational implications of the characteristics of diverse learners are explored. Research in practices of effective teaching is examined, with specific emphasis on teacher and student behaviors. Techniques for developing effective communication with parents and community are practiced. Field-based experiences required. 

SED 555: Pre-Professional Practicum in Learning Disabilities 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

The Pre-professional Practicum in Learning Disabilities requires thirty-five hours of supervised observation and participation with students identified learning disabled in a school or community setting. The course features seminar discussion of classroom observation, theories of learning disabilities, ethical issues, and development of a personal theoretical framework. 

SED 556: Language Development and Disorders 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

Relationship of language development and psycholinguistics to the child’s motor, emotional, and cognitive development is covered, with special reference to the educational process and difficulties of students with learning disabilities. Focus on teaching strategies and multi-media approaches.

SED 564: Characteristics of Students With Learning Disabilities 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

SED 564 focuses on the etiology, guidelines, and legal definition of learning disabilities, as well as how learning disabilities affect individuals across the life span. Multiple theories of disability, including the social construction of disability, multicultural influences on diagnosis, and the role of social organization and structure are discussed.

SED 565: Teaching Students With Disabilities 3 credits

Prerequisite: SED 564

SED 565 focuses on the appropriate methods and techniques for meeting the educational needs of students with mild disabilities. Psychological information about groups and individuals; strategies for achieving integration in regular education; organizational structures of schools, and strategies for teaching reading, math, and study skills are covered in this course. 

SED 567: Teaching Writing to Students With Disabilities 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

SED 567 provides an overview of the literature on the psychology of written language for individuals with learning disabilities from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Information and specific strategies for identifying oral and written language difficulties in students with disabilities are provided. Emphasis is on theory and educational applications—designing and implementing instruction for students with disabilities.

SED 570: Students With Disabilities: School, Family, and Community Interaction 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

In this course candidates develop flexible theoretical frameworks, practical skills and sensitivity in working with families of students with disabilities. The theoretical basis for current approaches to supporting families, the anomalies and challenges presented by the growing diversity of U.S. society, and development of a critical awareness of formal and informal supports for families is investigated.

SED 573: Assistive Technology in Special Education 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

SED 573 introduces the use of adaptive technology, methods for linking technology and instruction of students with special needs, techniques for selecting and utilizing computer based instructional programs, and methods for developing interactive instructional materials.

SED 575: IEP Development 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

SED 575 covers pre-referral and referral processes for students, assessment plans, eligibility criteria for services, due process, and development of the individual education plan (IEP). The course includes consideration of students’ assistive technology needs, transitions, modifications, functional behavior analyses and intervention plans.

SED 601, 602, & 603: Seminar in Learning Disabilities 1 credit each of three semesters

Prerequisites: none

This series of one-credit seminar courses require a minimum of three semesters in the Special Education Master’s Degree Program. Monthly meetings on campus engage candidates in work around current issues and trends in Special Education. These on campus meetings are supplemented by regular meetings with mentor teachers who model and collaborate with candidates in field-based settings.

SED 625: Teaching Reading to Students With Disabilities 3 credits

Prerequisite: SED 565

SED 625 offers a wide range of research based, multisensory, technology-enhanced strategies and techniques for teaching reading, spelling, and written expression skills in an integrated process. 

SED 650: Teaching Mathematics to Students With Disabilities 3 credits

Prerequisite: SED 565

SED 650 introduces approaches to teaching and assessing mathematics for special needs students. Candidates learn to examine, evaluate, and apply teaching approaches used in both general and special education settings. 

SED 699: Student Teaching in Learning Disabilities 4 credits

Prerequisites: none

SED 699 includes observation and guided full-time, 8-12 week professional laboratory experience in a classroom or community setting with students identified as learning disabled.  

EDU 602: Introduction to Educational Research 3 credits

Identical to EDL 602. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses.

Prerequisites: none

This course examines the principles and procedures for studying and conducting educational research. The course introduces basic vocabulary, concepts, and methods of educational research. Students learn to analyze educational research, plan and conduct their own research studies, and report research findings accurately, with emphasis on application of research principles.

Chemistry Minor

 

The chemistry minor requires completion of a minimum of

20 credits of the following components:

A. Required Courses

CHM 140       General Chemistry I: Atoms and molecules
CHM 241       General Chemistry II: Equilibrium
CHM 325       Organic Chemistry I: Structure and Nomenclature
CHM 326       Organic Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms

In addition, you must select at least one course from any of the following chemistry courses: CHM 252, CHM 341, CHM 360, CHM 390 

 

 

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