ED 111 Foundations of Education (3) Credit Hours
Introduction to Education provides a fundamental starting point to various cognitive activities for students and teachers in the field of education. This course includes teachings of basic principles of education sciences in different aspects for students and scholars in the field of education. It offers coherent and integrated knowledge about different educational premises. It provides a systematic approach for learners that develops gradually and integrates with harmonic definitions of various aspects of educational life and its principles. Students are also provided with a good knowledge about the roots and history of education methodology, psychological, social, economic and cultural upbringing assets in that field.
ED 121 Psychology of Child Growth (3) Credit Hours
It has become clear that an interaction of various factors affect the development and growth of individuals’ abilities and skills. This course explains the most important factors that affect development, while describing its trajectory across development. Understanding child development helps provide appropriate educational conditions that help expand and develop a child’s abilities. This course explains how modern psychological knowledge can shed light on understanding human development, which will help us better understand child growth across the various stages of development. It also demonstrates how we can understand human development from a psychological standpoint. This course covers the basic theories of development, including physical, motor, social, and emotional development in the context of the family and community. It also addresses cognitive and language development and the factors that may affect their development. Finally, one of the main issues that this course addresses is the role of child development in the educational context, especially in regards to the daily problems children face and ways they can be solved across development. In light of the latest international research on these topics, this course aims to provide a new understanding of childhood, in general, and child development, more specifically.
ED 212 Elementary Education () Credit Hours
Primary Education is a program that deals with the practical side of learning applied on the field. It is supervised by Teacher Training and Rehabilitation Institutions in Educational Colleges. This course allows student/ teacher the opportunity to apply what they have learned from the principles and theories of education in class and in the real world. It introduces the student / teacher to actual school environments and their various activities through observation and practicing various educational exercises in different positions.
ED 221 Psychology of Learning and Instruction (3) Credit Hours
This course introduces students to the importance of psychology of learning and teaching. The course also helps emphasize the importance of understanding the nature of learning and teaching. This includes learning relevant educational procedures and strategies in the light of behavioral, cognitive, social, and other theories related to the educational process. Hence, this course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts related to theories of learning and teaching, including relevant definitions and principles that govern the processes of learning and education. Finally, the course reviews modern perspectives in educational psychology to ensure that students are aware and capable of understanding the nature of educational activities and evaluating their results.
ED 241 Curricula & General Instructional Methods (3) Credit Hours
This course aims to enable the learners of understanding the concept of curriculum and its elements and concepts of learning and teaching process and the factors affecting them, and to use the modern teaching techniques in the learner’s job including the development of learners understanding skills, attitudes and values: Also this course deals with philosophical, psychological and social foundations. It also addresses the learning and teaching process and the role of both teacher and learner, and the education skills and modern strategies in the fields of teaching planning, and the class room questions and, investment of teaching and learning recourses, grouped and individual education, and to teach thinking and to teach concepts, skills, attitudes, and values. It also deals with education evaluation.
ED 253 Social studies for elementary school teachers (4) Credit Hours
This course aims to enrich the student’s outcome with historical, geographical, and general social knowledge and to teach them about the methods and techniques applied in the teaching of sociology based on induction and statistics, and documentation to make the learned material accessible to students
ED 254 Methodology of Social Sciences (4) Credit Hours
This course focuses on the social studies curriculum, the most important methods and strategies for teaching and analyzing the social studies curricula and syllabus. In addition, it explains the characteristics of the social studies, teachers, the issues that they come across during the teaching process and the assessment principles of social studies.
ED 255 English for elementary school teachers (4) Credit Hours
This Module introduces teachers to methods of teaching the basics of English language to elementary level students. The language teaching methodology covered in the Module relates mostly to developing reading and writing skills in English.
ED 256 Methods for teaching English at the elementary level (4) Credit Hours
This Module complements and builds upon ED 255. It presents teachers with methods of more advanced language teaching to elementary level students. The Module not only presents teachers with methods for upgrading reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English but also provides procedures for introducing elementary students to principles of phonetics and phonology.
ED 313 Class management and Teaching environment (3) Credit Hours
This course aims at enabling the student to know the shift in the role of the teacher and a major source of information to the manager and coordinator of the educational process in the classroom in a democratic and appealing way to students. Clarifying that his role is not limited to the academic side but it also includes administrative and organizational aspects related to tasks done to achieve the appropriate learning environment in the classroom. So the student for this decision should have the ability to classroom management and communication with students and renewal in its article writing using modern techniques to deliver educational material interesting and attractive ways and mastery of competencies classroom management. The study of this course is a prerequisite not only for teachers but for the educational director and the supervisor and all relevant groups to develop teacher performance and evaluation to improve the learning environment to achieve the objectives of the educational process.
ED 323 Raising children with special needs (3) Credit Hours
This course includes the basic principles and concepts in the field of raising children with special needs, categories of children with special needs, their classifications, and their diagnosis. Behavioral characteristics and educational considerations for each of the following groups of children with special needs: mentally handicapped children, hearing-impaired children, visually impaired children, children with speech and language disorders, children with disturbed behavior and gifted and talented children.
ED 324 Learning difficulties (3) Credit Hours
This course includes a number of study units represented in the theoretical basis and basic concepts in the field of learning difficulties and the sciences that have contributed to it, such as medical, psychological and educational sciences. This course also includes the causes of learning difficulties, tools for measuring and diagnosing them, and finally educational programs and methods of teaching children with learning difficulties.
ED 331 Instructional Technology (3) Credit Hours
This course addresses the development of instructional technology with emphasis on instructional design. It also highlights the importance of instructional media in the teaching learning process. The course also aims to equip students with the necessary skills to produce traditional media, and employ tools of the second generation of the web such as Blogs, and WebQuests. The course is also concerned with the technological innovations, such as Mobile Learning and the proper use of modern equipment such as the interactive whiteboard.
ED 332 Computer–Assisted Instruction (3) Credit Hours
This Course clarifies the role of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in Education and the use of technology in support of the learning process. It focuses on the common uses of computers in Education and it addresses the use of technology with classroom instruction. It covers ICT in Education, Computer development and its application in Education; using the internet in Education; A detailed use of PowerPoint, Excel and Multimedia in Education. It also covers Social Media in Education. This course also shows a practical way on how to use Google and Open Source courses. Finally, it covers some of the most important issues when it comes to using computers in Education such as ethics, security, computer crime and intellectual property.
ED 353 Arabic language for elementary school teachers (4) Credit Hours
This course aims to introduce students to the Arabic curriculum at the elementary level and to general methods and techniques for imparting educational skills.
ED 354 Methodology of Arabic Language for Elementary School (4) Credit Hours
This course seeks to offer students with as much knowledge about the educational foundations of teaching the Arabic language, including the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Arabic. The course deals with the characteristics, perspectives, and the educational implications of the Arabic language. The course addresses different skills such as listening, reading, writing, and speaking in terms of the specific concepts, goals, components, student educational levels, and fundamentals of teaching Arabic. The course also reviews methods, attitudes, and proposed activities, all while highlighting the role of the teacher and student. The course teaches composition and grammar in an attempt to ease methods used in teaching. The course presents modern fundamentals in teaching the Arabic language (e.g., the role of new technologies), linguistic activities and exercises, and responsibilities in teaching the Arabic language.
ED 363 Mathematics for elementary school teachers (3) Credit Hours
This course focuses on the subject of mathematics that is taught in the elementary level and on the methods of teaching it and some concepts ... such as the decimal system in numbers and integers and their properties, the four operations and geometric shapes
ED 364 Methodology of Mathematics for Teachers of Elementary School () Credit Hours
This Course aims at providing learners with essential knowledge and skills to prepare them to be successful math teachers at the elementary level. In this course learners learn about innovations in math education. NCTM standards are a core curriculum. This course provides novice teachers with educational strategies concerning problem solving, critical thinking, geometrical thinking, mathematical reasoning and using technology in math education. The course provides learners with basic methods and strategies for teaching numbers, fractions, decimals, geometric concepts and world problems. The course provides learners with a comprehensive look at lesson preparation and assessing students’ achievement in math.
ED 421 Principles of school counseling and Guidance (3) Credit Hours
This Course studies the importance of counseling guidance, foundations and principles as well as the theories and applications of educational guidance that addresses the scheduled program of guidance and counseling at school, the Counseling processes, in addition to the role of teacher and counselor to develop the mental health in the school environment.
ED 423 Measurement, Evaluation and Construction of tests (3) Credit Hours
This course deals with the historical development of measurement and evaluation, concepts and general principles for measurement and evaluation and statistical concepts and applications in metrology. Also addresses the terms and conditions of a good test (test the reliability and validity) and analysis of the paragraphs of the test. Also this course deals with the types of achievement tests and construction, design and ways to evaluate such tests.
ED 431 Designing and Production Educational Software (3) Credit Hours
This course aims to introduce students with the importance of design, production, and use of electronic educational programs in the teaching and learning process. This course covers: theories of learning and teaching, principles of Instructional design, its relationship to computer technology; Educational multi-media Instructional design and Production Steps; Power Point applications in designing and production educational software; The tools of educational Multimedia production such as image editing through Adobe Photoshop software, audio editing through Gold Wave software, and movies editing through the Movie Maker software; Authoring tools like Macromedia Flash software. Also this course focuses on the practical part in the field of designing and production a Multimedia educational software according to the approved standards in this field.
ED 441 Practical education 1 (6) Credit Hours
Practical education is a course that deals with the practical and field aspect supervised by the institutions which prepares teachers and qualifies them in educational colleges and provides teachers the opportunity to apply what they have learned in terms of educational principles and theories, and through it the student / teacher gets acquainted with the school environment and its various activities and practices multiple educational situations.
ED 442 Scientific research methodology (3) Credit Hours
This course covers the basic concepts in educational research procedural types and their problems and ways to identify research problem society ,and samples . It also planning to conduct research including all the research elements taking into account the right methodology , and stress the necessary skills , for research , including the defining the samples , variables , methods of collecting data., analysis and discussion in order to take decisions related to improving educational performance. IT also consentrate on the educational problems in the teacher’s environment.
ED 449 Practical education 2 (6) Credit Hours
This course focuses on the practical field supervised by the teachers, training institutions in the educational colleges, and designed to familiarize the students with the practical experience, and lead them to recognize the schools environment . In addition, it provides students with the experience of actual teaching.
ED 467 Science for elementary school teachers (4) Credit Hours
This course aims to provide the student with basic knowledge in the field of natural sciences, biology, and plants, relying on active methods based on experiments, tests, and field documentary work, and presenting their results to their classmates, focusing on the health and preventive aspects in particular.
ED 468 Methodology of science for elementary school (4) Credit Hours
This course aims to provide students with the essential skills in methods of teaching science for elementary school teachers by introducing several teaching strategies and modern approaches for instruction as well as various methods of teaching styles such as lecturing, discussion, group works, projects and problem solving. It also introduces examples of science lesson plans with proper objectives .The course content also emphasizes the importance of performing practical activities in classes or experiments in the laboratory, and how to address the misconceptions of understanding science theories, finally the course emphasizes on the importance of the process of evaluation of students work as a cumulative or as ongoing students assessments.
ED 482 Environmental and health science (4) Credit Hours
In this course many important topics related to health and environmental science are covered including the essentials of environment components and the interactions of these components with the ecosystem, and the relationships of these components with the living organisms in the environment. The course has three main goals, first to learn how the natural environment works, second to understand how humans interact with the environment at homes and schools or work places, and also to determine the effect of the environment on human health. The third goal is determining how humans affect the environment and the effect of the environment on human health.It also includes finding ways to deal with these effects. Students will learn about factors that affect human life such as consuming different types of natural resources: renewable and nonrenewable resources, rapid population increase and its effect on the natural resources, climate change, and depletion of ozone layer, air pollution, healthy food choices, infectious diseases, types of health poisoning and protective or mental health.
GR 100 Computer and Internet Skills (3) Credit Hours
This Course introduces students to the basic knowledge and skills of using computers and applications. Students learn about software information systems and their components, end-user applications, essentials of computer networks, computer security and ethics.
GR 101 Self Learning Skills (3) Credit Hours
This Course aims at providing students with the necessary knowledge for self-learning and its psychological educational foundations that will provide students with a number of practical skills such as understanding, thinking, information processing, reading and writing, besides dealing with the information and self-learning technological skills, in addition to the adoption of self-learning strategies for life
GR 111 Arabic-Islamic Civilization (3) Credit Hours
This course looks at an overall view in the history of the Arabic-Islamic Civilization. This includes the exploration of several concepts and social issues, as well as Islamic arts and architecture.
GR 112 Issues and Problems of Development in the Arab World (3) Credit Hours
This course introduces students to the study of development, specifically looking at the status of human development in the Arab World and its social indicators
GR 115 Current International Issues and Problems (3) Credit Hours
This course examines the issues and problems which stand as global concerns in the interaction of civilizations, North-South relations, human rights and illegal immigration.
GR 131 History and civilization of Lebanon (3) Credit Hours
This course aims to introduce Lebanon, its historical and political development, the democratic experience, the establishment of parliamentary councils, as well as the foundations of the social and economic system of the branch state.
SP 202 Early Intervention in Special Education (3) Credit Hours
The course aims to help students identify the general principles of early intervention and how to assess the developmental processes in early childhood and reduce the impact of disability stage. It also aims to train students to evaluate family interactions in early intervention and the role of the family in the early intervention programs. This course also aims to help students identify the categories' in early intervention and how the work of a multidisciplinary team in the diagnosis and evaluation of the child category. To achieve the objectives of this course, it deals with the study of a number of topics including: general concepts for early intervention, it also deals with groups of children targeted in early intervention programs, and qualification team to this work. It also addresses the importance of early Screening of disability and assessment forms used, in addition to the review of activities used in early intervention programs, It discuses the role of the family and educational environment for these programs, preventive and curative measures provided and the extent of predictability in the future.
SP 233 Building and behavior modification (3) Credit Hours
This course aims to define of the concept of behavior modification and historical background and theoretical foundations on which it is based, and focuses on how to use the different modified behavior methods with regular and exceptional children. both in the building of the new behavior or strengthen and generalize or to modify undesirable behavior, and employ technology such as computer programs in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs of behavior modification.
SP 325 Learning through playing (3) Credit Hours
This course reviews theories and educational methods related to play during childhood. The course will also instruct students on how to integrate play into the curriculum, while also learning how to enhance children’s creative and innovative thinking. The course will also review the use of technology and the use of play for specific subject areas, all with the aim of aiding in the development of appropriate methods to use in play.