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2008-2009 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)

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)

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

Corequisite: English majors must be concurrently enrolled in at least one upper division English class; other majors are recommended to be concurrently enrolled in a core course in their major

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)

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 343 TEACHING DRAMA TO CHILDREN (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Students will participate in theatre games, improvisations, and other tasks that will prepare them to design and implement dramatic activities as a learning tool. Theatre in a broader context will also be examined.

Same as PATH 343

GenEd: C1, Interdisciplinary

EDUC 344 THE LIBRARY: COLLECTIONS, SERVICES & INSTRUCTION (3)

Three hours lecture per week

A study of university, school (K-12), public, and special libraries from business, economic, library science, and educational perspectives. Analyzes how these perspectives are linked within library practices. The course will include study of local libraries. The course will include field trips to local libraries.

Same as BUS 344, ECON 344, LIB 344

GenEd: D, Interdisciplinary

EDUC 345 MEDIA LITERACY AND YOUTH CULTURE (3)

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 346 SCHOOL COMMUNICATION (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Examines written, verbal and nonverbal communication in school settings between teachers and stakeholders. Emphasizes the importance of communication and successful personal interactions.

Same as COMM 346

GenEd: A1, Interdisciplinary

EDUC 347 THE UNIVERSITY (3)

Three hours lecture per week

A study of institutions of higher education from multiple perspectives including, but not limited to education, teaching and learning, scholarly and creative activities, community service, management, and public policy. The course will include case studies of colleges and universities in the region and may include field trips to these institutions

Same as BUS 347, ECON 347

GenEd: D, Interdisciplinary

EDUC 404 POLICY LEADERSHIP (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: POLS 150

Explores policy leadership across all levels of society and across educational and political domains. Exposes students to ideas about policy leadership, requiring students to learn about current leaders in the region, the U.S. and abroad as theories and concepts are applied to the real world of politics and policy.

Same as POLS 404

EDUC 431 EDUCATION POLICY AND POLITICS (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: POLS 150 for POLS students or Consent of Instructor

Examines the roles of political institutions in education policy making, the political factors that shape policy formulation and implementation, the values and assumptions of different types of policies, and the links between policy and local-level implementation. Analyzes current and pending policies’ effect on schools and classrooms to illustrate how education policy reflects American politics.

Same as POLS 431

GenEd: D, Interdisciplinary

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

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 445 CHICANO CHILD AND ADOLESCENT (4)

Three hours lecture and two hours service learning per week

Examines the socio-cultural experiences and historical political realities pertinent to the daily lives of Chicano, Mexican-origin, and/or Latino children and adolescents. Focus is on historical periods, events, and policies affecting youth populations, its demography, migration and immigration patterns. Consideration of contemporary issues and effective educational and cultural practices will be used as a resource for teacher knowledge and pertinent classroom projects. Field study requirement involves working in a child-centered setting or related service project.

Same as HIST 445

GenEd: C3B, D, Interdisciplinary

EDUC 490 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATION (1-3)

Variable hours per week

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

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

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

EDUC 493 SERVICE LEARNING AT THE ZOO (1-3)

One to three hours activity per week

Prerequisite: BIOL/BUS/ECON/EDUC 342 and Consent of Instructor

Working with a local zoo, individuals or teams of students will engage in service learning projects. Students will apply skills and competencies acquired in their academic programs to issues and challenges facing modern zoos.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

Same as UNIV 493, BIOL 493, BUS 493, ECON 493

EDUC 494 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (1-3)

Variable hours per week

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)

Variable hours per week

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

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

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

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)

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)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Corequisite: 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)

Three hours per week in local public schools.

Corequisite: EDUC 520

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

Graded Credit/No Credit

EDUC 561 TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prepares students to use technology in educational settings and to develop skills for a variety of technology applications.

EDUC 605 EDUCATION IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY (3)

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)

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)

Variable hours per week

Prerequisite: Admission to Masters of Education Program

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

EDUC 617 ACTION RESEARCH (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: EDUC 615

Introduces Action Research using various qualitative and quantitative methods that can be employed to answer research questions. Students will design an action research project that includes a literature review, research questions, methodology and pilot study that can be conducted at a school or community site.

EDUC 618 COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION PREPARATION (1)

One hour seminar per week

Corequisite: Admission to Masters of Arts in Education

Seminar to prepare students for comprehensive examination in the Masters of Arts program in Education.

EDUC 661 ADVANCED TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Focuses on ways teachers use technology to teach K-12 students.

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