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2006-2007 University Catalog

Education

EDUC 101 INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLING (3)

Two hours lecture and two hours activity per week

This service learning course provides structured observation and tutoring experiences which reflect a rich array of student diversity in local schools. Emphasis is placed on gaining awareness of connections between discipline knowledge and teaching and learning. This course will help students decide if a career in the elementary teaching profession is the right choice for them. Thirty hours of field experience in elementary schools is required.

GenEd: D

 

EDUC 320 EDUCATION IN MODERN SOCIETY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Survey of educational institutions and practices used in different sectors of society. Includes historical and philosophical foundations of American education.

GenEd: D

 

EDUC 330 INTRODUCTION TO SECONDARY SCHOOLING (3) [top]

Two hours lecture/discussion and two hours field observations per week

Through this course students are introduced to secondary school concepts and issues. Topics include middle school and high school organization and structures, the roles of school personnel, and teaching in specific content areas. Students will be placed in local middle and high schools classrooms in their content major and have seminars with university educators and content specialists to discuss subject matter coverage and teaching at various grade levels. It is recommended that students be concurrently enrolled in a core content course in their major. Field experience in secondary schools required.

GenEd: D,Interdisciplinary

 

EDUC 342 THE ZOO: CONSERVATION, EDUCATION AND RECREATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An interdisciplinary study of zoos and zoological gardens from scientific, managerial, business, recreational and educational perspectives. Analyzes how these perspectives are linked within zoo practices. The course will include an in-depth case study of a local zoo. Field trips to local zoos will be required.

Same as BIOL 342, BUS 342 , ECON 342

GenEd: D, Interdisciplinary

 

EDUC 345 MEDIA LITERACY & YOUTH CULTURE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This interdisciplinary course examines the relationship between mass communication, mass media, and youth culture. Topics include the theories and effects of mass communication, in particular the effects of mass media on children and adolescents. To develop media literacy, students will apply these concepts to their own experiences with popular media, including television, print, and film.

Same as COMM 345

GenEd: A1,D,Interdisciplinary

 

EDUC 434 THE MUSEUM: CULTURE, BUSINESS AND EDUCATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This course is an interdisciplinary, in-depth study of a museum from the perspective of art, business, and education. Analyzes how artistic values, business and management issues and educational projects are linked within museum practices. Each term this course is offered it will focus on a specific museum in the area.

Same as ART 434, BUS 434

GenEd: C1,D,Interdisciplinary

 

EDUC 451 THE CHICANO/MEXICANO CHILD & ADOLESCENT (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and two hours community service per week

Examines the socio-cultural experiences and political/economic realities pertinent to the daily lives of Chicano and Mexican-origin children and adolescents. Emphasis will be on contemporary issues and effective educational and cultural practices for working with children and their families within Chicano/Mexicano communities. Field study requirement involves making connections and working in a child-centered setting or related service project.

GenEd: C3B,D

 

EDUC 490 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATION (1-3) [top]

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor

In-depth analysis of current topics in Education. Topics vary each semester. Repeatable by topic.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

 

EDUC 494 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (1-3) [top]

Students design and implement a study project in conjunction with a faculty member. Repeatable.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

 

EDUC 497 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-3) [top]

Provides student credit for curricular activities under the direction of an Education faculty member. Repeatable.

Graded Credit/No Credit

 

EDUC 499 SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT/SEMINAR IN EDUCATION (1-3) [top]

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and consent of the instructor

Students work on research or community-based projects in the field of education. A written report of the project is required.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

 

EDUC 510 LEARNING THEORY AND DEVELOPMENT APPLIED IN MULTICULTURAL CONTEXTS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week and participation/observation in the public schools

Introduction to psychology of learning and instruction. Major concepts, principles, theories and research related to child and adolescent development; human learning; the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical development. Students begin to use this knowledge to create learning opportunities that support student development, motivation and learning in a social, cultural, and historical context. Includes learning theories and their application to educational practice in multicultural and multilingual classroom settings.

 

EDUC 512 EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOOLING (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Principles of effectively teaching students from diverse language, historical, and cultural backgrounds. Includes skills and abilities and community values. Focus on the major cultural and ethnic groups. Attention to ways of recognizing and minimizing bias in the classroom and ways to create equitable classroom community that emphasize the physical, social, emotional and intellectual safety of all students. Includes study of gender bias, diverse students, families, schools and communities and the student's self-examination of his/her stated and implied beliefs, attitudes and expectations related to these areas of diversity and implications for daily classroom practice.

GenEd: C3B

 

EDUC 520 OBSERVING AND GUIDING BEHAVIOR IN MULTILINGUAL/MULTICULTURAL AND INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per a week

Co-requisite: EDUC 521

Through this course students observe children's behavior in multilingual/multicultural and inclusive classrooms, learn and apply assessment principles and tools, learn how to guide children's social behavior, and communicate with families. Students learn how to organize and write lesson plans for instruction.

 

EDUC 521 FIELD EXPERIENCE (1) [top]

Three hours per week in local public schools.

Co-requisite: EDUC 520

Participatory observaton in selected schools under the supervison of classroom teacher and university supervisor. Fingerprint clearance is required.

Graded Credit/No Credit

 

EDUC 605 EDUCATION IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Completion of Baccalaureate Degree

This course focuses on effective leadership in working with diverse communities of teachers, students, and families and strategies for effectively involving families of diverse cultures in support of their child's educational achievement. Issues of gender, ethnicity, race, language, culture and disability are addressed in the context of promoting equity and excellence in learning opportunities and social interaction.

 

EDUC 615 PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Completion of Baccalaureate Degree

This course provides foundational knowledge about the principles of educational research in order to prepare students to conduct independent, disciplined inquiry and applied research in education.

 

EDUC 616 MASTERS RESEARCH THESIS/PROJECT (1) [top]

Prerequisite: Admission to Masters of Education Program

Independent research on topic of choice with advisor approval. Repeatable.

 

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