Curr Develop & Eval
Presents philosophic, psychological, and social foundations of the school curriculum as well as principles of curriculum development, curriculum design, curriculum implementation, and curriculum evaluation with an emphasis on K-12 models. A range of views both historical and current is presented along with curriculum issues, trends and future directions. Ideologic biases from traditional to pragmatic and postmodern are considered across major time frames for the 20th century and early 21st century. Offered spring semester only.
Foundations In Education
By exploring the social realities and challenges confronting today's diverse classrooms and the teaching profession, this course introduces pre-service teacher candidates to the foundations of education through an examination of the historical, philosophical, and social context of American education as well as the cognitive, psychological, and social-emotional perspectives of the classroom in a multicultural society. By exploring the actuality of career commitment to the teaching profession, this course prepares pre-service teacher candidates for their role in today's diverse classrooms with the essential knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary to become reflective practitioners.|
Sociology Of Ed
This course is an analysis of the public school as an institution in modern societies and its operation in complex social structures. The course draws upon the science of sociology and other social fields to explain the operation of the school as one, of the social systems which operate to influence the development of people in becoming efficient and cooperative members of society.
Statistics In Ed
Philosophy Of Ed
Connect Stand, Inst & Assess
Designed to provide educators with a brief review of the purpose and process of assessment and to introduce them to design options available in designing and implementing authentic assessment. Students acquire, synthesize, interpret and discuss a range of topics dealing with assessment in the educational process. Emphasizes a backward design process for curriculum development that links standards, curriculum, instruction, and embedded assessment. Students construct and evaluate a variety of assessment tools with a particular emphasis on authentic assessment. Every other year and/or as needed.
Tch Sec Social Studies
Prepares social studies candidates for teaching diverse learners in a secondary setting through field-based experiences; emphasizes critical pedagogical methods, strategies, and researched-based best practices to make social studies content comprehensive to secondary students; expands on models of differentiated instructional design, effective interdisciplinary planning, and technology integration to teach content; builds a repertoire of teaching strategies to enhance students' diverse learningin the secondary classroom; emphasizes NCSS essential skills for social studies and disciplinary standards for history, geography, civics, government, economics, and behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: Completion of the five required courses in Post|
Tch Sec Science For Understand
Prepares post-baccalaureate candidates to teach the sciences in secondary schools. Emphasizes teaching science for understanding and application of science knowledge. Includes basic curriculum design-formulating goals and objectives, selecting andorganizing content, developing skill in using a variety of teaching strategies, and evaluating pupil progress. Stresses the inquiry approach to teaching science. Includes observations and teaching experiences in schools. Prerequisite: ED 534, SPED 418. Fall/Spring, as needed.|
Rec Dev Ed So Stud
Students explore recent trends in promoting learning in the social studies as well as study current problems involved. Social forces at work today and their effect on curriculum development are considered.
Provides opportunities for in-service teachers to encounter new ideas, knowledge, and methods in meeting problems in today?s schools. Prerequisite: Teaching experience in the elementary or secondary schools.
Strat-Probs Tch Ele Math
This course deals with recent trends and methods of teaching mathematical concepts and skills appropriate to the elementary grade level. Particular attention is given to diagnostic procedures and to a ?hands-on? laboratory approach. Classes are condu,cted in a well-equipped elementary mathematics laboratory. Recent research which applies to the teaching and learning of mathematical skills and concepts is considered.
Sec Lang Acq & Mtd Tch Wrld Lg
Examination of the physiological and linguistic foundations of modern language acquisition. Techniques of teaching and evaluating modern languages and cultures. Analysis of recent research in the area of second language acquisition with a focus on,the integration of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education.
Prin Of Inst Design & Ed Tech
This course focuses on systematic procedures for designing, developing, evaluating and revising instruction to meet identified goals and objectives for promoting educational technology. Instructional design theories and applications will be examined. The appropriateness and production of both projected and non-projected multimedia will be explored in the production of instructional solutions for the targeted audience including the K-12 community and other training and development learning envi,"ronments. Fall, annually.|
Classrm Assessmt For Learning
Assessment is an essential part of the learning triangle. Curriculum, instruction, and assessment are core elements in the learning process and are inextricably linked. In this course, students will actively review the basic concepts of data-driven assessment for learning, develop and share assessment strategies that are used to make instructional decisions in support of the standards and student learning in general. The course is designed to support learners as they explore the development of assessment strategies and reporting systems as well as assessment before, during, and after instruction.|
Sec Tch Cert Prog Intrn
A professional practicum that requires the application and integration of instruction, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in a school setting. Secondary certification candidates participate in a twelve-week teacher internship in their certification area under the direction of a classroom Cooperating Mentor Teacher and a University Supervisor. Prerequisite: Completion of the five required courses in Graduate Level Secondary Teacher Certification Program, completion of the required professional course in certification area with a minimum grade of B, a cumulative 3.0 QPA, and satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in the college.|
Supports teaching interns in the classroom with discussions of classroom management problems and strategies, and organization as a path to fewer management issues. Includes teacher effectiveness research and its application to instructional strategies and materials, classroom and behavior management as well as inclusion strategies for students with special needs. Web-based asynchronous seminar concurrent with student teaching internship. Corequisite: ED 554. Each semester.
Students will define and investigate reading as related to the individual learner. Study is made of the current research into sequential and systematic reading development and the application of multi-dimensional techniques, strategies, and materials in the teaching of reading K-12 for both narrative and expository structures. Prerequisite: teaching certification. Annually.
Evidenced-Based Literacy Inst
Students will review the major national studies in literacy since the 1960's and investigate current research on various literacy topics for the purpose of developing a model of best practice based on inquiry and reflection. Fall, annually.
Read & Lang Arts In Ech
Study and observation of the child's early reading behavior during early childhood and observation of other aspects of language arts; exercises for listening experiences and developing writing skills; assessment of some of the causes of difficulties,in learning to read and to use language effectively.
Sec,Coll Content Rea Read Ins
Survey of reading programs and principles at secondary and post-secondary levels; examination of materials and strategies for various instructional settings and populations with an emphasis on secondary content area reading. Fall, annually.
Language and Literacy
This course is a study of literacy acquisition which includes consideration of developmental and sociocultural factors. The course examines instructional practices which utilize children's literature in teaching the language arts. Writing is emphasiz,ed. Prerequisite: Teaching Certification. As needed.
Assessment Of Literacy
Provides an in-depth analysis of assessment strategies and techniques in the field of literacy. Features of this course include evaluating, implementing, and analyzing data gathered from formal and informal assessment approaches for the purpose of planning instruction. Introduction to literacy profile. Prerequisites: Two graduate level literacy courses. Spring, annually.
Practicum I: Assessment
The investigation of an individual?s background to determine possible casual factors for underachievement in reading through (1) the selection and administration of appropriate diagnostic instruments, and (2) a sensitive interpretation of the cumulative results. Prerequisite: ED 569 and permission of the instructor. Course must be taken concurrently with ED 571. Summer, annually.
The emphasis in this course is the development of competency in the instructional process of addressing reading problems. The work includes (1) learning the techniques used for corrective instruction, (2) learning how to teach individuals strategieswhich will enable them to be readers, (3) developing expertise in using materials related to the immediate needs of individuals, and (4) preparing a literacy profile which suggests to schools and other agencies procedures to use for a student?s academic progress. Prerequisites: ED 568, ED 569, and permission of the instructor. Course must be taken concurrently with ED 570. Summer, annually.|
Lit Lead Colb Cch Coll Pro Dev
The organization, administration, and supervision of reading programs from kindergarten through high school. Particular emphasis is given to the functions of a reading specialist and literacy coaches in the development of a curriculum guide for reading, organizational patterns in reading programs, and procedures for instituting and operating in-service reading education programs. Prerequisites: Two graduate level literacy courses. Spring, annually.
Sem In Children's Lit
This seminar is an intensive study of various genres of children?s literature, with emphasis upon correlating into study units books that appeal to the interests of boys and girls. A study of storytelling techniques and other literature sharing methods are included. Prerequisite: ELED 331 or LS 358.
Adv Sem In Reading & Lit
The study and evaluation of research and current reports on reading education issues. Prerequisite: ED 560.
Intended to be the capstone course for all graduate students in the MED program. Provides students with an opportunity to focus on an educationally relevant action research project as an integrating element for knowledge and experiences acquired dur,ing their graduate programs. Recognizes the validity of classroom-based inquiry and research as the basis for enhancing teaching and learning. Develops proficiency in using inquiry and reflection strategies to assist students in making instructiona,l decisions and process changes. Affords students the opportunity to share effective classroom practices and requires study and practice in interpreting and analyzing pertinent research to promote professional growth. Encourages students to view th|
Examines current topics and issues in education. Topics, announced in advance, focus on the needs and interests of educators.