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Old Dominion University

2013-2014 Catalog

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Professional Studies

http://education.odu.edu/ots/

Ginger Watson, Interim Chair

The Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies offers five majors under the Bachelor of Science degree. The five bachelor's-level majors offered by the department are marketing education, technology education, training specialist, fashion merchandising, and industrial technology. At the graduate level, the department offers the Master of Science degree with concentrations in community college teaching (occupational and technical), business and industry training, and career and technical education teaching; the Master of Science in Education degree with majors in instructional design and technology, mathematics education and science education; a concentration within the Education Specialist in educational leadership; and the Ph.D. in Education with concentrations in instructional design and technology and occupational and technical studies. The department also offers minors in fashion merchandising, training and development, and marketing education, a certificate in industrial training, and licensure/endorsement programs in marketing teacher education, technology education, and industrial cooperative training. Several licensure/endorsement areas are available for graduate students. The department provides a simulation-based instruction concentration in the Master of Science in Engineering modeling and simulation degree program.

Bachelor of Science - Occupational and Technical Studies

Admission

Students applying for admission to the marketing education and technology education teacher licensure programs must:

  1. Complete at least one semester at Old Dominion University.
  2. Have a 2.75 grade point average overall, in the major, and in the professional education core with no grade less than C- in all courses taken in the major and in the professional education core.
  3. Have a passing Praxis I composite score of 532 or qualifying SAT or ACT test scores or PRAXIS I Math test score of 178 and a composite Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) score of 470 or SAT mathematics test score of 530 and a composite VCLA score of 470 or ACT mathematics test score of 22 and a composite VCLA score of 470.
  4. Present written recommendations from two faculty members from the STEM Education and Professional Studies Department.
  5. Have an interview with the program leader. Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, students must be admitted into the approved marketing education or technology education teacher preparation program prior to enrolling in any instructional strategies practicum education course (SEPS 408).

For admission to the fashion merchandising, training specialist, or industrial technology bachelor's degree programs, students must:

  1. Complete one semester at Old Dominion University.
  2. Achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.00 on undergraduate course work completed at the time of application to the major.
  3. Have an interview with the program leader.

Continuance

Students in marketing education and technology education licensure programs must:

  1. Satisfy University requirements.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, a major/content GPA of 2.75 and a professional education GPA of 2.75 with no earned grade less than C- in all courses taken in the major and in the professional education core.
  3. Successfully complete SEPS 297 and a student teaching interview.
  4. Take and pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) and the appropriate PRAXIS II (Technology Education – Content Knowledge, 0051 or Marketing Education – Content Knowledge, 0561) prior to or while enrolled in the Instructional Strategies course (). All assessments must be passed prior to the start of the Teacher Candidate Internship Orientation session.

Students in fashion merchandising, training specialist, or industrial technology majors must:

  1. Satisfy University requirements.
  2. Maintain a 2.00 overall grade point average.
  3. Maintain a 2.00 grade point average in major courses.

Assessments required for teacher education programs and licensure

In order to obtain a Virginia teaching license, all teacher education students must attain passing scores on the appropriate teacher licensure exams. Students are required to take and pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) with a composite score of 470 or higher to be eligible for licensure. The VCLA should be taken during the semester prior to student teaching. It is recommended that the VCLA be taken after students have completed their English and reading course requirements. All students will take and attain a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II specialty test (Technology Education – Content Knowledge, 0051 with a score of 162 or Marketing Education – Content Knowledge, 0561 with a score of 147) in order to be eligible for student teaching and licensure. Score reports of all examinations must be on file in the Teacher Education Services Office in room 152 of the Education Building. To review more information on the Virginia Board of Education Prescribed Assessments, visit the Teacher Education Services website, http://education.odu.edu/tes/.

Exit

Students in marketing education and technology education licensure programs must have:

  1. A  2.75 grade point average overall, in the major, and in the professional education core.
  2. Earned a passing grade in student teaching.
  3. Completed ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better.
  4. Completed the senior assessment.

Students majoring in the fashion merchandising, training specialist, or industrial technology undergraduate programs must:

  1. Meet all University requirements for graduation.
  2. Have an overall grade point average of 2.00.
  3. Complete ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better
  4. Have a grade point average of 2.00 in major and minor courses.

Due to changing University requirements, national accreditation standards, and Commonwealth licensure regulations, the programs in the Darden College of Education are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in this Catalog. Students should obtain current program information from their advisors and the Darden College of Education website at http://www.education.odu.edu/.

Marketing Education Emphasis

This program is designed to prepare students to teach marketing and related subjects in the secondary schools. It is an approved program for meeting licensure requirements to teach marketing education in Virginia. The requirements are as follows:

Lower Division General Education
Written Communication Skills *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematical Skills3
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Computer Literacy: Communication and Information
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Human Behavior3
Basic Economics
Impact of Technology is satisfied by STEM 370T in the major
Technical Content Courses39
Sales Techniques
Advertising and Promotion
Principles of Financial Accounting
Retail Merchandising and Buying
The Fashion Industry
Workforce Supervision
Marketing Principles and Problems
Contemporary Organizations and Management
Technology and Society (Writing Intensive) **
Consumer Behavior
Advanced Merchandising
Communication Technology
Senior Project: Merchandise Retailing
Marketing Education Teaching Courses38
Reading and Writing in Content Areas
Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence
Observation and Participation
Instructional Systems Development
Foundations of Career and Technical Education
Advanced Classroom Issues and Practices in Career and Technical Education
Student Teaching
Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies
Directed Work Experience
Assessment, Evaluation and Improvement
Total Hours115-121

Elective credit may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 credits required for the degree.

*

Grade of C or better required in both courses 

**

Grade of C or better required

Upper Division General Education

  • Satisfied through the professional education sequence.

Technology Education Emphasis

This program is designed to prepare students to teach technology education subjects in the secondary and middle schools. It is an approved program for meeting licensure requirements to teach technology education in Virginia. Requirements are as follows.

Lower Division General Education
Written Communication Skills *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematical Skills6
College Algebra
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction
Elementary Statistics
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Computer Literacy: Communication and Information
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Conceptual Physics
   and Conceptual Physics
Human Behavior3
Introduction to Psychology
Impact of Technology is met through STEM 370T in the major.
Technical Content45
Communication Design
Communication Technology Processes
Communication Technology
Industrial Materials
Materials and Processes Technology
Manufacturing and Construction Technology
Production Technology
Energy Systems: Basic Electricity
Technological Systems Control
Medical, Agricultural, and Bio-Related Technologies
Energy and Power Technology
Transportation Technology
Technology and Society (Writing Intensive) **
Industrial Design
Exploring Technology and Modern Industry
Technology Education Teaching Courses31
Reading and Writing in Content Areas
Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence
Observation and Participation
Instructional Systems Development
Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies
Advanced Classroom Issues and Practices in Career and Technical Education
Student Teaching
Assessment, Evaluation and Improvement
Total Hours117-123

Elective credit may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 credits required for the degree.

*

Grade of C or better required in both courses 

**

Grade of C or better required 

Upper Division General Education

  • Satisfied through the professional education sequence.

Fashion Merchandising Emphasis

This program is designed to prepare students to enter the fashion industry to become buyers, fashion coordinators, and merchandise managers. Requirements are as follows:

Lower Division General Education
Written Communication *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematical Skills3
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Computer Literacy: Communication and Information
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Human Behavior (ECON 200S required)3
Impact of Technology is satisfied by STEM 370T in the major.
Technical Content Courses58
Sales Techniques
Advertising and Promotion
Principles of Financial Accounting
Communication Technology Processes
Retail Merchandising and Buying
The Fashion Industry
Survey of Dress and Costume
Workforce Supervision
Social Aspects of Clothing
Technology and Society (Writing Intensive) **
Marketing Principles and Problems
Contemporary Organizations and Management
Instructional Systems Development
Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies
Directed Work Experience
Advanced Merchandising
Fashion Product Development
Senior Project: Merchandise Retailing
Occupational Career Transition
Select four of the following or other advisor approved electives:12
Fashion Market Trip
The Foreign Fashion Market Trip
Visual Merchandising and Display
Fashion, Textiles, and Construction Analysis
Web-Based Organization for Fashion
Elective Credit (consult the department advisor)6
Total Hours114-120

Elective credit may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 credits required for the degree.

*

Grade of C or better required in both courses

**

 Grade of C or better required

Upper Division General Education

  • Option A. Approved Disciplinary Minor (a minimum of 12 hour determined by the department) or second degree or second major
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor (specifically 12 hours, 3 of which may be in the major)
  • Option C. International Business and Regional Courses or an approved Certification Program such as teaching licensure
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Education and not required by the major (6 hours)

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Industrial Technology Emphasis

This program is designed to prepare students to enter industry as supervisors, technical managers, or trainers. This major is also available through the University's distance learning system. Additional industrial technology technical emphasis tracks are available for transfer students. On approval of the program leader, select technical content areas from the community college can satisfy the 30 hours of technical content for this emphasis. Requirements are as follows:

Lower Division General Education
Written Communication *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematical Skills6
College Algebra
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction
Elementary Statistics
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Computer Literacy: Communication and Information
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Conceptual Physics
   and Conceptual Physics
Human Behavior3
Introduction to Psychology
Impact of Technology is satisfied by STEM 370T in the major.
Technical Content-General Emphasis30
Communication Design
Industrial Materials
Materials and Processes Technology
Energy Systems: Basic Electricity
Technological Systems Control
Manufacturing Technology
Production Technology
Energy and Power Technology
Communication Technology
Industrial Design
Supervision18
Workforce Supervision
Technology and Society (Writing Intensive) **
Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies
Instructional Systems Development
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Interpersonal Relations
Business Cognate21
Principles of Financial Accounting
Contemporary Organizations and Management
Human Resources Management
Marketing Principles and Problems
Approved Business Electives (Three Courses)9
Total Hours119-125

Elective credit may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 credits required for the degree.  

*

Grade of C or better required in both courses

**

Grade of C or better required

Upper Division General Education

  • Option A. Approved Disciplinary Minor (a minimum of 12 hours determined by the department) or second degree or second major
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor (specifically 12 hours, 3 of which may be in the major)
  • Option C. International Business and Regional Courses or an approved Certification program such as teaching licensure
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Education and not required by the major (6 hours)

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Training Specialist Emphasis

This program is designed to prepare students as training specialists who design, develop, and present training in business and industry. This major is also available through the University's distance learning system. On approval of the program leader, select business-related technical content areas from the community college can satisfy 30 hours of technical content for this emphasis. Requirements are as follows:

Lower Division General Education
Written Communication Skills *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematical Skills3
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Computer Literacy: Communication and Information
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Human Behavior3
Basic Economics
Impact of Technology is satisfied by STEM 370T in the major.
Technical Content Courses45
Principles of Financial Accounting
Interpersonal Relations
Contemporary Organizations and Management
Human Resources Management
Marketing Principles and Problems
Workforce Supervision
Technology and Society (Writing Intensive) **
Education and Training of Adults
Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies
Directed Work Experience
Communication Technology
Assessment, Evaluation and Improvement
Instructional Systems Development
Introduction to Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Training Electives ***28
Elective Credit3
Total Hours114-120

Elective credit may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 credits required for the degree.

*

Grade of C or better required in both courses

**

Grade of C or better required

***

Consult the departmental advisor for a list of approved courses used to meet this requirement.

Upper Division General Education

  • Option A. Approved Disciplinary Minor (a minimum of 12 hours determined by the department) or second degree or second major
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor (specifically 12 hours, 3 of which may be in the major)
  • Option C. International Business and Regional Courses or an approved Certification Program such as teaching licensure
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Education and not required by the major (6 hours)

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Teacher Education, Secondary Undergraduate Programs - Mathematics and Science

Program Requirements

Students who wish to teach any of the disciplines listed below in secondary schools must pursue courses of study leading to baccalaureate degrees in either the College of Arts and Letters or the College of Sciences. (See either the College of Arts and Letters or the College of Sciences section of this Catalog for full and specific requirements in any prospective teaching subject in secondary education.) In addition, to be eligible for state licensure to teach in secondary schools, students must complete requirements (listed below by subject area) in the Darden College of Education.

Admission

Students must:

  1. Have an overall grade point average of 2.75 and a 2.75 in the academic major and the professional education core;
  2. Achieve passing scores (as established by the Commonwealth of Virginia) on the Praxis I Academic Skills Assessment or the SAT or ACT; and
  3. Submit to the director of Teacher Education Services an application form containing recommendations from two faculty members familiar with their work. (These forms may be obtained either in the Office of Teacher Education Services or in the appropriate chair's office in either the College of Arts and Letters or the College of Sciences.)

No courses in the academic major or professional education in which the student has made below a C- (depending on the program) will be accepted for admission in the Darden College of Education. Students should be formally admitted to teacher education before taking:

TLED 451Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: English3
TLED 455Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: Social Studies3
TLED 483Seminar in Teacher Education1
STEM 453Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: Mathematics3
STEM 454Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: Science3

Continuance

Students must:

  1. Maintain minimum overall grade point averages of 2.75 and 2.75 in the academic major and the professional education core;
  2. Successfully complete TLED 301 and a subsequent practicum;
  3. Be approved for teacher internship by the faculty;
  4. Pass the VCLA; and
  5. Pass Praxis II in order to participate in the teacher internship. Passing scores must be attached to the teacher internship application.

Exit

Students must:

  1. Have minimum overall grade point averages of 2.75 and 2.75 in the academic major and the professional education core;
  2. Successfully complete prescribed student teaching experiences;
  3. Have an exit interview; and
  4. Have completed all course requirements. No courses in the academic major in which the student has made below a C- (depending on the program) will be accepted toward meeting requirements in the College of Education

Mathematics Education

TLED 301Foundations and Introduction to Assessment of Education3
TLED 360Classroom Management and Discipline2
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
TLED 430PK-12 Instructional Technology3
TLED 483Seminar in Teacher Education1
TLED 485Teacher Candidate Internship12
STEM 453Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: Mathematics3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 406Students with Diverse Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom3

Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics)

TLED 301Foundations and Introduction to Assessment of Education3
TLED 360Classroom Management and Discipline2
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
TLED 430PK-12 Instructional Technology3
TLED 483Seminar in Teacher Education1
TLED 485Teacher Candidate Internship12
STEM 454Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: Science3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 406Students with Diverse Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom3

Minor in Fashion Merchandising

The department offers a minor in fashion merchandising for students majoring in disciplines other than occupational and technical studies emphasis areas. Requirements for the minor are completion of 12 credit hours from among the following courses:

Select four of the following:12
Retail Marketing
Social Aspects of Clothing
Technical Illustration and Design for Fashion
Fashion Market Trip
The Foreign Fashion Market Trip
Advanced Merchandising
Fashion Product Development
Visual Merchandising and Display
Fashion, Textiles, and Construction Analysis
Fashion Accessories
Total Hours12

SEPS 208 or SEPS 220 are prerequisites for the minor and are not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. Students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of 100- and 200-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Minor in Marketing Education

The minor in marketing education is offered by the department to students majoring in disciplines other than occupational and technical studies emphasis areas. Requirements for the minor are:

SEPS 401Foundations of Career and Technical Education3
SEPS 402Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies3
SEPS 408Advanced Classroom Issues and Practices in Career and Technical Education3
SEPS 450Assessment, Evaluation and Improvement3
STEM 351Communication Technology3
Total Hours15

Students must pass the Praxis I examination prior to enrolling in SEPS 408. Students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of 100- and 200-level courses and prerequisite courses and six hours of the 300/400-level courses must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University. All courses may be applied toward the licensure requirements to teach marketing education in Virginia.

Minor in Training and Development

The minor in training and development is offered by the department for students majoring in disciplines other than occupational and technical studies emphasis areas. The minor requires 15 hours of course work as follows:

SEPS 389Education and Training of Adults3
SEPS 400Instructional Systems Development3
SEPS 402Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies3
SEPS 450Assessment, Evaluation and Improvement3
STEM 351Communication Technology3
Total Hours15

Students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of 100- and 200-level courses and prerequisite courses and six hours of the 300/400-level courses must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Interdisciplinary Minor - The Impact of Technology

Philip A. Reed, Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies, Coordinator

This interdisciplinary minor develops a broader understanding of technology and its impact on individuals, societies, and the environment. It provides the social context and the historical and philosophical backgrounds needed by informed students to evaluate technology and its impacts. The minor equips students with skills to make better personal decisions about technology and more appropriate choices for their futures.

Course options are as follows:

CHP 360Introduction to Global Health3
COMM 340Media and Popular Culture3
COMM 372TIntroduction to New Media Technologies3
COMM 400WIntercultural Communication3
COMM 401Communication Theory3
COMM 448Transnational Media Systems3
CS 300TComputers in Society3
CS 312Internet Concepts3
ECON 402Transportation Economics3
ECON 454WEconomic Development3
ENGL 380Introduction to Journalism and News Writing3
ENGL 382Reporting News for Television and Digital Media3
ENGL 480Investigative Reporting Techniques3
ENVH 301WEnvironmental Health3
ENVH 402WEnvironmental Health Administration and Law3
GEOG 305World Resources3
GEOG 306THazards: Natural and Technological3
HIST 304THistory of Medicine, Disease, and Health Technology3
HIST 389TTechnology and Civilization3
HIST 386T/SCI 302TThe Evolution of Modern Science3
IT 360TPrinciples of Information Technology3
MUSC 335TMusic Production: MIDI I3
OPMT 303Operations Management3
PHIL 355Computer Ethics3
PHIL 383TTechnology: Its Nature and Significance3
POLS 350TTechnology and War3
SOC 352War and Peace3
STEM 323Production Technology3
STEM 370TTechnology and Society3
STEM 382Industrial Design3
STEM 417Exploring Technology and Modern Industry3
WMST 390TWomen and Technology Worldwide3

The interdisciplinary minor in the Impact of Technology requires 12 credit hours of 300/400-level courses selected from at least two different disciplines with a maximum of six credits from any one discipline. For completion of the interdisciplinary minor, students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses. At least six hours of upper-level courses must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Three credit hours may be in the major, if a major course is listed as an option for the interdisciplinary minor. As such, it will be credited toward both the major and the interdisciplinary minor.

Certificate Program in Industrial Training

This program is designed especially for military and civilian instructors and trainers. It is directed to those individuals who possess technical skills in the military, industry, career and technical centers, or community colleges. This certificate requires successful completion of the following 21 credit hours (seven courses):

SEPS 302Workforce Supervision3
SEPS 400Instructional Systems Development3
SEPS 402Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies3
STEM 351Communication Technology3
STEM 370TTechnology and Society3
PSYC 303Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
HMSV 343WHuman Services Methods3
Total Hours21

Licensure/Endorsement Programs

Licensure Program in Marketing Teacher Education

The licensure program in marketing teacher education is designed to prepare a person who has a business-related baccalaureate degree to be a marketing education teacher-coordinator. Participants who successfully complete this program will qualify to apply for a Virginia teaching license to teach marketing education.

Admission

Prior to entering this program students must hold a business-oriented baccalaureate degree in which 30 hours of marketing-related courses have been completed including at least three semester hours each of courses covering the marketing process, economics, personnel, the sales process, operations and organization, and promotion. Students must also have completed a rigorous general education program as outlined by the Commonwealth in its Licensure Regulations for Teachers. They must be interviewed and accepted by the marketing education program leader. Finally, students must attain or exceed the minimum score required by Virginia on the Praxis I examination. The Praxis I exam must be passed prior to admittance into teacher education and taking SEPS 408 /SEPS 508.

Exit

Students must:

  1. Complete the following courses:
    SEPS 297Observation and Participation1
    SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
    TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
    SEPS 400/500Instructional Systems Development3
    SEPS 401/501Foundations of Career and Technical Education3
    SEPS 408/508Advanced Classroom Issues and Practices in Career and Technical Education3
    SEPS 450/550Assessment, Evaluation and Improvement3
    SEPS 485Student Teaching12
    Total Hours31
  2. Earn a 2.75 cumulative grade point average if licensure is at the undergraduate level and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average if licensure is at the graduate level; and
  3. Document at least 4000 clock hours of marketing-related work experience completed within the past five years or complete SEPS 405.

Passing scores on Praxis II are required before teacher internship. Passing Praxis II scores must be attached to the teacher internship application.

Twelve hours of 500/600 level courses may be applied toward the Master of Science in occupational and technical studies, career and technical education teaching concentration.

Endorsement Program in Industrial Cooperative Training

The endorsement program in industrial cooperative training is designed to prepare a licensed teacher to be endorsed to teach industrial cooperative training in the public schools.

Admission

Prior to entering this program students must have or qualify for a Virginia Collegiate Professional or Postgraduate Professional License. Secondly, they must be interviewed and accepted by the program coordinator.

Exit

Students must:

  1. Complete the following courses:
    SEPS 400/500Instructional Systems Development3
    SEPS 401/501Foundations of Career and Technical Education3
    SEPS 402/502Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies3
    SEPS 408/508Advanced Classroom Issues and Practices in Career and Technical Education3
    SEPS 425Fashion Accessories3
    SEPS 450/550Assessment, Evaluation and Improvement3
    Total Hours18
  2. Earn a 2.75 cumulative grade point average if licensure is at the undergraduate level and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average if licensure is at the graduate level; and
  3. Document at least 4000 clock hours of acceptable employment in a trade, technical, or industrial education subject area completed within the past five years or complete SEPS 405.

Twelve hours of 500/600 level courses may be applied toward the Master of Science in occupational and technical studies, career and technical education teaching concentration.

SCIENCE, TECH, ENGR, MATH EDUC Courses

STEM 110T. Technology and Your World. 3 Credits.

Lecture and application 3 hours; 3 credits. An overview of the resources and systems of technology. Emphasis is on impacts that technology has on individuals and their careers. Activities explore the evolution of technology, its major systems and their impact on individuals and their careers.

STEM 112. Communication Design. 3 Credits.

Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours; 3 credits. A course that explains communication design principles and product development techniques. Activities include traditional processes and computer aided design (CAD) techniques.

STEM 221. Industrial Materials. 3 Credits.

Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours; 3 credits. A study of materials used by industry to produce products. Emphasis is on the study of ceramics, plastics, composites, and biotechnological materials. Students learn materials identification, use and processing.

STEM 231. Materials and Processes Technology. 3 Credits.

A study of the production processes used with metallic and forest product materials. Industrial resources, their location, extraction, and processing into standard stocks are also covered. Students learn properties, uses and processing of metal and wood materials.

STEM 241. Energy Systems: Basic Electricity. 3 Credits.

A study of direct and alternating current and its use in contemporary technology. Activities include experiments and projects to supplement the theory of electricity.

STEM 242. Technological Systems Control. 3 Credits.

Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours; 3 credits. Students will develop an understanding of systems control technology for application to energy and power, manufacturing, processing and transportation systems. Emphasis will be placed on research and development, creativity and experimentation, and trouble shooting in designing control systems.

STEM 251G. Computer Literacy: Communication and Information. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours , 3 credits. A guided review of communication technology and information sources to help students discern between reliable and unreliable sources and techniques. Students develop skills in computer applications, information retrieval, filtering and analyzing data, and formatting and presenting information.

STEM 301. STEMPS WRITING. 1 Credit.

Lecture 3 hours/week (5 weeks); 1 credit. Prerequisite: 58 total credit hours, completion of General Education Written Communication requirement, and declared major in STEM Education and Professional Studies. This course covers the elements of effective writing along with identifying editing strategies to correct errors.

STEM 305. Curriculum for Technology Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture and discussion 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: STEM 251G and junior standing. National and state trends in instructional content are analyzed. Course content, activities, and facilities are planned. Competency-based and standards-based educational methods are stressed.

STEM 306. Methods for Technology Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture and discussion 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: STEM 251G and junior standing. A practical study and application of recommended methods for teaching technology education. Students plan and present micro-lessons; videotaped micro-teaching demonstrations are included. They also learn to organize student organizations and plan for laboratory management.

STEM 320. Manufacturing and Construction Technology. 3 Credits.

A study of production processes used in manufacturing and construction systems. Students will research and design manufactured products for mass production and constructed products for building. The social, cultural, environmental and economic impacts of manufacturing and constructed products on society are discussed. Prerequisites: STEM 112, STEM 221, STEM 231 or permission of instructor.

STEM 321. Manufacturing Technology. 3 Credits.

Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: STEM 112, STEM 221, STEM 231 or permission of instructor. A study of the production processes used in manufacturing systems. Emphasis is placed upon planning, organizing and principles of manufacturing. Students research and design enterprise systems for mass production. Emphasis is on manufacturing design requirements and the social, cultural, and economic impacts of manufactured products on society and the environment.

STEM 322. Construction Technology. 3 Credits.

Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor. A study of the production processes used in construction systems. Emphasis is placed upon planning, organizing and constructing correlated projects and activities in the study of construction.

STEM 323. Production Technology. 3 Credits.

A study of automated production processes used by industry. Emphasis is placed on equipment integration and system automation. Students learn to use computer, CAD, CAM, robotic and vision equipment to design, control, and monitor automated systems. Prerequisites: STEM 112, STEM 231, STEM 251G, or permission of instructor.

STEM 330. Medical, Agricultural, and Bio-Related Technologies. 3 Credits.

Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of department. A course for technology education majors that studies technological systems related to medical and food processing technologies. Students learn the basis of these technologies and complete activities that integrate the content with processes and products found in our technological world.

STEM 343. Energy and Power Technology. 3 Credits.

Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. A study of applied energy systems that have a significant role as prime movers of sources of energy. Emphasis is placed on force, work, rate, resistance and energy for prospective teachers of Principles of Technology.

STEM 350. Communication Technology Processes. 3 Credits.

The study of communication design principles and techniques for technology education. Emphasis is placed on the skills and equipment used in design, production, and distribution of communications. Print and electronic media are explored through technical illustration, video, audio, and other specialty processes of communications. Prerequisite: STEM 251G.

STEM 351. Communication Technology. 3 Credits.

Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor. A study of the development and impact of communication technology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of technical skills to produce information-based products such as print and telecommunications media.

STEM 355. STEM Education Grades 6 Through 8. 3 Credits.

This course prepares educators to use research-based methods for integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the 6-8 classroom. Emphasis is placed on standards for the STEM disciplines, the development of contextual learning units, and classroom/laboratory instructional strategies. This course contains a 45-hour practicum experience at the middle school level. Prerequisite: junior standing.

STEM 360. Transportation Technology. 3 Credits.

Lecture and discussion 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor. Study of the development of transportation and the application of its systems to the movement of people and cargos. Areas of concern include vehicle systems design and support systems.

STEM 367. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits (may be repeated for credit). Prerequisite: approval by the department and Career Management, in accordance with the policy for granting credit for Cooperative Education programs. Available for pass/fail grading only. Student participation for credit based on the academic relevance of the work experience, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the Cooperative Education program prior to the semester in which the work experience is to take place. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

STEM 370T. Technology and Society. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C; junior standing or permission of the instructor. A multidisciplinary course designed to provide insight into the fundamental, historical, and contemporary nature of technology as an area of human knowledge. Attention is given to the positive and negative aspects of technology and how they affect society. (This is a writing intensive course.).

STEM 382. Industrial Design. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: junior standing. Students will analyze and design products representative of today's industrial technological society. Emphasis will be placed upon design methodology, aesthetic value, and design thinking.

STEM 386. Architecture. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing. A course designed to apply principles of space planning, architectural construction techniques, and energy-efficient building methods as they apply to residential and commercial structures.

STEM 417. Exploring Technology and Modern Industry. 3 Credits.

A course designed to explore technological systems and new developments in technology education. Emphasis is on middle schools. Prerequisites: STEM 251G and junior standing or permission of the instructor.

STEM 433/533. Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Mathematics. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: TLED 301 or 290 and 430/530. Following a theory into practice philosophy, students explore, develop, and use instructional strategies, materials, technologies, and activities to promote children's development of attitudes, behaviors, and concepts in mathematics in grades PreK-6 in support of NCTM national instructional standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning.

STEM 434/534. Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Science. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290 and TLED 430/530. Following a theory into practice philosophy, students explore, develop, and use instructional strategies, materials, technologies, and activities to promote children's development of attitudes, behaviors, and concepts in science in grades PreK-6 in support of AAAS national instructional standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning.

STEM 453/553. Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: Mathematics. 3 Credits.

Following a theory/research-into-practice philosophy, students explore, develop, and use instructional strategies, materials, technologies, and activities to promote the development of attitudes, behaviors, and concepts in mathematics, grades 6-12, in support of national instructional standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning; 35 hours of teaching practicum required. Corequisite: TLED 483. Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290, TLED 430/530, SPED 313 or TLED 677, passing scores on PRAXIS I or equivalent SAT scores as established by VA Board of Education, a criminal background check, acceptance into teacher education, grade requirement in the specific content area and professional education core, minimum major and overall GPA of at least 2.75. (Additional prerequisites for MCTP students are ECI 608 and 616.).

STEM 454/554. Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: Science. 3 Credits.

Following a theory/research-into-practice philosophy, students explore, develop, and use instructional strategies, materials, technologies, and activities to promote the development of attitudes, behaviors, and concepts in science, grades 6-12, informed by national instructional standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning; 35 hours of teaching practicum required. Corequisite: TLED 483. Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290 and TLED 430/530, SPED 313 or TLED 677, passing scores on PRAXIS I or equivalent SAT scores as established by VA Board of Education, a criminal background check, acceptance into teacher education, grade requirement in the specific content area and professional education core, minimum major and overall GPA of at least 2.75. (Additional prerequisites for MCTP students are TLED 608 and 616.).

STEM 455. STEM Education Grades 9 Through 12. 3 Credits.

This course prepares educators to use research-based methods for integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the 9-12 classroom. Emphasis is placed on Virginia's Standards of Learning (SOLs), technology education competencies, and program planning. This course contains a 45-hour practicum experience at the high school level. Prerequisite: junior standing.

STEM 471/571. Communication Industries. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing and industrial technology major for 471. A course designed to provide career and technical education teachers, industrial technologists, counselors, and administrators an opportunity to observe and enhance their knowledge of representative communication industries from the local region. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

STEM 472/572. Construction Industries. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing and industrial technology major for 472. A course designed to provide career and technical education teachers, industrial technologists, counselors, and administrators an opportunity to observe and enhance their knowledge of representative construction industries from the local region. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

STEM 473/573. Manufacturing Industries. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing and industrial technology major for 473. A course designed to provide career and technical education teachers, industrial technologists, counselors, and administrators an opportunity to observe and enhance their knowledge of representative manufacturing industries from the local region. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

STEM 474/574. Service Industries. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing and industrial technology major for 474. A course designed to provide career and technical education teachers, industrial technologists, counselors, and administrators an opportunity to observe and enhance their knowledge of representative service industries from the local region. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

STEM 475/575. Transportation Industries. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing and industrial technology major for 475. A course designed to provide career and technical education teachers, industrial technologists, counselors, and administrators an opportunity to observe and enhance their knowledge of representative transportation industries from the local region. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

STEM 486/586. Middle School Student Teaching for Technology Education. 6 Credits.

6 credits. Prerequisites: STEM 305, 306; SEPS 408, SEPS 450; SPED 313; and TLED 408. Passing scores on PRAXIS I or State Board of Education-approved SAT or ACT scores and passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II content examination are required. Classroom placement for student teaching in a middle school technology laboratory. Students apply content and methodology under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university faculty member. Available for pass/fail grading only. (Qualifies as a CAP experience.).

STEM 488. High School Student Teaching for Technology Education. 6 Credits.

6 credits. Prerequisites: STEM 305, 306; SEPS 408, SEPS 450; SPED 413; TLED 408 and passing scores on PRAXIS I or State Board of Education-approved SAT or ACT scores, and passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II content examination. Classroom placement for student teaching in a high school technology laboratory. Students apply content and methodology under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university faculty member. Available for pass/fail grading only. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

STEM 495/595. TOPICS. 1-3 Credits.

STEM EDUC & PROF STUDIES Courses

SEPS 100. Sales Techniques. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This is an introductory course that emphasizes the concept of determining customer needs, wants, and desires and matching them to products and services for a long-term sales relationship. The course is not intended for students pursuing majors in the College of Business and Public Administration.

SEPS 102. Advertising and Promotion. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This is an introductory course designed to teach the fundamental product and service promotion processes of planning and producing advertising and promotion campaigns. The course is not intended for students pursuing majors in the College of Business and Public Administration.

SEPS 195. Topics. 1 Credit.

Topics of current interest in the area of STEM Education and Professional Studies.

SEPS 208. Retail Merchandising and Buying. 3 Credits.

This course intorduces students to the fundamentals of retail merchandising and explores retail buyers' skills and responsibilities including identifying customers and vendors, retail mathematics, buying plans, and merchandise control.

SEPS 220. The Fashion Industry. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Course is designed for marketing education and fashion students. It covers fashion as a force which alters patterns of change and growth in the fashion industry to include designers, manufacturers, buyers, retailers, and customers. Students explore the latest trends in style and materials.

SEPS 234. Survey of Dress and Costume. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Whether high fashion or low, glitz or grunge, from revolutionary politics to the new machine age, war and depression to growth and prosperity, fashion dress and costume goes hand-in-hand with history. This course examines the evolution of dress and costume and finds innovation at every turn.

SEPS 297. Observation and Participation. 1 Credit.

1 credit. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Students observe middle and/or high school classes for 30 clock hours. Assist teachers and students in practical settings. Relate principles and theories of education and specialty content to actual practice in the classrooms and schools. Attend seminars related to contemporary school practices. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

SEPS 302. Workforce Supervision. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor. Explores the skills and knowledge required of successful supervisors: leading, motivating, setting goals, delegating, budgeting, interviewing, negotiating, counseling, coaching, conducting meetings, and handling grievances.

SEPS 303. Social Aspects of Clothing. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. A study of the social meaning of appearance, how it is established, how it is interpreted, and the importance of the social and cultural contexts in which these processes occur.

SEPS 312. Technical Illustration and Design for Fashion. 3 Credits.

Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 5 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor. Students learn technical illustration and design principles and techniques that are required of professionals in the fashion industry. Activities include traditional processes and computer aided design (CAD) techniques.

SEPS 367. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits (may be repeated for credit). Prerequisite: approval by the department and Career Management, in accordance with the policy for granting credit for Cooperative Education programs. Available for pass/fail grading only. Student participation for credit based on the academic relevance of the work experience, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the Cooperative Education program prior to the semester in which the work experience is to take place. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

SEPS 389. Education and Training of Adults. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor. An in-depth overview of education and training of adults. Attention is given to adult learning theory and strategies for facilitating the learning process. Aspects of the course will focus on helping students understand and visualize jobs and careers in adult education and training.

SEPS 395. Topics in Occupational Education. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. The department offers selected topics designed to permit small groups of qualified students to work on subjects of mutual interest.

SEPS 400/500. Instructional Systems Development. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing. Students learn how to design and develop classroom instructional materials including career and technical education and training curricula and programs for youths and adults. Skills in this area include the selection and use of materials, including media and computers and evaluation of pupil performance. Training specialist students learn to develop instructional materials using the instructional systems design process. Career and technical education students learn to plan instruction, to implement competency-based and standards-based education, and to modify and use the Virginia career and technical education curriculum guides.

SEPS 401/501. Foundations of Career and Technical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing. This course is designed to teach career and technical education majors to plan, develop, and administer a comprehensive program of career and technical education for high school students and adults. Students also develop an understanding of the historical and sociological foundations underlying the role, development and organization of public education in the United States.

SEPS 402/502. Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: SEPS 400. Designed to develop a student's ability to use basic instructional techniques and methods applicable to career and technical education, and adults in business, government, and industrial organizations. It involves videotaped micro-teaching demonstrations and presentations.

SEPS 403/503. Methods in Career and Technical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing. A practical study and application of recommended methods of teaching career and technical education to high school students. Video-taped micro-teaching demonstrations are included. The course should be taken the semester prior to student teaching.

SEPS 405. Directed Work Experience. 4 Credits.

Student must be employed the summer prior to his/her senior year in an emphasis-related job approved by the instructor. The student work is supervised by a job supervisor and the course instructor in a cooperative effort. Must complete a job package that describes all aspects of the organization. (qualifies as a CAP experience). Prerequisite: junior standing.

SEPS 408/508. Advanced Classroom Issues and Practices in Career and Technical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: admission to an approved teacher education program. An overview of classroom issues and practices for prospective career and technical teachers. The course covers classroom management and safety, communication processes, reading in the content area and child abuse and neglect recognition and intervention. Students learn the legal requirements and alternative teaching strategies for serving students with special needs. Students visit schools for a 30-hour student observation. PRAXIS II and VCLA are course completion requirements.

SEPS 409/509. Fashion Market Trip. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: SEPS 208. This is the study of planning and conducting a fashion buying trip to one of the major fashion markets in the United States like the Las Vegas Magic Trade Show. The students envision themselves as buyers in action and learn how trend forecasting and creative presentations help market fashion products and services to trade customers and consumers.

SEPS 410/510. The Foreign Fashion Market Trip. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: SEPS 208. Students plan and conduct a fashion buying trip to a foreign market in Europe or Asia, and learn how to buy merchandise in the global marketplace. The course requires students to go on the trip as well as attend the pre- and post-trip classes.

SEPS 411/511. Fashion Show Production. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: SEPS 220. Students plan and produce a fashion show. They examine each behind-the-scenes step from concept to execution as they organize and stage a show that is profitable, entertaining, and aesthetically pleasing.

SEPS 415. Advanced Merchandising. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: SEPS 208 and ACCT 201. This course is designed for marketing education and fashion students. It includes advanced merchandising math concepts used in the merchandising industry. Topics include pricing and re-pricing merchandise, creating and analyzing six-month plans, maintaining inventory control, and solving problems that are typically experienced in the merchandising field.

SEPS 417. Exploring Technology in Modern Industry. 3 Credits.

A course designed to explore technological systems and new developments in technology education. Emphasis is on middle schools. Prerequisites: SEPS 251G and junior standing or permission of the instructor.

SEPS 422. Fashion Product Development. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: SEPS 208 and 220. Students work step-by-step through the preproduction processes of apparel product development: planning, forecasting, fabricating, developing silhouettes and specifications, pricing, and sourcing. The course demonstrates how these processes must be coordinated to get the right product to retail when consumers want it and at a price they are willing to pay.

SEPS 423/523. Visual Merchandising and Display. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor. This course is designed to introduce students to the best practices and effective strategies in visual merchandising. It will provide the basic framework with which prospective merchandisers plan and construct visual displays that enhance the selling of merchandise and ideas.

SEPS 424/524. Fashion, Textiles, and Construction Analysis. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor. This course explores information related to new technological advances in the textile/apparel industry and determines consumer preferences and concepts of fashion product quality. It includes the development of standards for judging qualities of merchandise. Fabrics are examined to determine the value they provide to the apparel and accessories customer.

SEPS 425. Fashion Accessories. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: SEPS 220. This course is a detailed analysis of women's and men's fashion accessory categories including the major categories of accessories, the materials used in the production of a variety of accessories, and an overview of the accessories business.

SEPS 430/530. Technology Applications in Training. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing. This course is designed to prepare training professionals to plan and conduct training using technological applications. The course covers instructional technology skills, computer systems, and software that trainers need so that they can teach basic computer and information skills in business, industry and government.

SEPS 431/531. Web-Based Organization for Fashion. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: STEM 251G or equivalent or permission of instructor. This course provides the basic communications foundations needed to conceive, plan, develop, implement, and maintain a Web-based organization for fashion. Upon completion, students will understand what is required to plan, launch and maintain a successful online venture, limited only by the willingness of the student to explore these technological advances.

SEPS 435/535. Global Retailing. 3 Credits.

This course examines globalization and the development of an integrated global economy. Primary emphasis is placed on the strategies for successful global business expansion for retailers in international markets. Prerequisites: SEPS 220 or SEPS 208.

SEPS 440/540. GLOBAL SOURCING. 3 Credits.

This course examines the role of global sourcing in the strategic positioning of retailers in the global economy. Emphasis is placed on economic, political, logistical, and ethical factors affecting world trade and global sourcing decisions. Prerequisite: SEPS 220 or SEPS 208.

SEPS 450/550. Assessment, Evaluation and Improvement. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing. This course prepares training and educational professionals to plan for and conduct assessments to use in planning instructional programs, evaluate individual learning, monitor student progress, measure program effectiveness and efficiency, and evaluate the return on investments of training courses and programs.

SEPS 471/571. Communication Industries. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing and industrial technology major for 471. A course designed to provide career and technical education teachers, industrial technologists, counselors, and administrators an opportunity to observe and enhance their knowledge of representative communication industries from the local region. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

SEPS 472/572. Construction Industries. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing and industrial technology major for 472. A course designed to provide career and technical education teachers, industrial technologists, counselors, and administrators an opportunity to observe and enhance their knowledge of representative construction industries from the local region. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

SEPS 480. Senior Project: Merchandise Retailing. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. A senior capstone course in which fashion and business knowledge and skills are applied to plan and implement a merchandise retailing business. Students must submit a professional quality written report and present results to a panel of consultants.

SEPS 481. Occupational Career Transition. 3 Credits.

To provide the senior-level student majoring in occupational and technical studies with the skills and techniques necessary to bridge the gap from college to career. Focus is on the generation of a professional portfolio and experiential learning that will transfer into today's job market. Prerequisites: Senior standing.

SEPS 484/584. Student Teaching Mentored. 6-12 Credits.

6-12 credits. Prerequisites: completion of the approved teacher education program in the major area, departmental approval, and permission of the director of teacher education services. Passing scores on PRAXIS I or State Board of Education-approved SAT or ACT scores and passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II content examination required. Classroom placement in school systems for students to apply content and methodologies. The student is mentored by a school mentor and university faculty. This course is for newly hired teachers on provisional contracts.

SEPS 485. Student Teaching. 12 Credits.

Five days per week, full semester; 12 credits. Prerequisites: completion of the approved teacher education program in the major area, departmental approval, passing scores on PRAXIS I or State Board of Education-approved SAT or ACT scores, passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II content examination, and permission of the director of teacher education services. Available for pass/fail grading only. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

SEPS 486/586. Middle School Student Teaching for Technical Education. 6 Credits.

6 credits. Prerequisites: STEM 305, 306, SEPS 408, SPED 313, TLED 408 and SEPS 450; or SEPS 508, 596, STEM 730, SEPS 788, TLED 608, 616, READ 680 for graduate students. Passing scores on PRAXIS I or State Board of Education-approved SAT or ACT scores and passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II content examination are required. Classroom placement for student teaching in a middle school technology laboratory. Students apply content and methodology under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university faculty member. Available for pass/fail grading only. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

SEPS 488. High School Student Teaching for Technical Education. 6 Credits.

6 credits. Prerequisites: STEM 305, 306, SEPS 408, SPED 413, TLED 408, SEPS 450, passing scores on PRAXIS I or State Board of Education-approved SAT or ACT scores, and passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II content examination. Classroom placement for student teaching in a high school technology laboratory. Students apply content and methodology under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university faculty member. Available for pass/fail grading only. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

SEPS 495/595. Topics in Occupational Education. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits each semester. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. The department offers selected topics designed to permit small groups of qualified students to work in subjects of mutual interest which, due to their specialized nature, may not be offered regularly.

SEPS 496/596. Topics in Career and Technical Education. 1-3 Credits.

1 - 3 credits.

SEPS 497/597. Independent Study in Occupational Education. 1-6 Credits.

1-6 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

SEPS 498. Independent Study in Occupational Education. 1-6 Credits.

1-6 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.