Education (ED)

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ED-507   Issues and Problems in EducationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Major issues and problems affecting education are presented with historical perspectives for understanding the context in which these concerns arose.

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ED-510   Foundations of EducationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EDFOU

An introduction to education in the United States. Principles and practice for instructional delivery, including curriculum planning, assessment, procedures, instructional technology, culturally and linguistically diverse students, diverse learning needs, classroom management, core curriculum standards, and school organization, are presented. The history of education and philosophical, political, psychological, and social perspectives related to educational practice are explored. Contemporary issues and controversies in American education are highlighted. Clinical experience hours required.

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ED-524   Research in Teaching PracticeCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MAT

Research in education related to contemporary teaching practice will be emphasized. Introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches from different theoretical perspectives is presented. Content will include: literature reviews, analysis and implication of existing research, classroom observation skills, and the role of the teacher as reflective practitioner. For Education majors only.

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ED-528   Middle Level Learning and TeachingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510 and ED-550.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

The candidate will examine aspects of middle level schooling that are responsive to the nature and needs of adolescents. The candidate will apply knowledge of adolescents' cognitive and affective development to design learning environments that are structured for the diverse students that we encounter in our public schools and to create and implement learning experiences that effectively promote academic achievement and personal growth for all middle grade students. Clinical hours required.

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ED-529   Content LiteracyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed to focus on the development of literacy through the integration of literature and literate thinking across the curriculum for academic-content learning at the secondary level. It emphasizes the implementation of both teaching and learning strategies to develop independent learners. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, students with diverse learning needs, and incorporating instructional technology into the classroom. Clinical Practice is required. Limited to Education majors.

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ED-533   Contemporary Issues in Science EducationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Examines current topics of special interest in science content and curriculum to a variety of students. Can be designed individually, based on strengths of students and their interest in personal professional development in an area of concentration in science curriculum. Valuable for practicing teachers at the elementary, middle, or high school level and/or those who wish to learn more about science teaching and content.

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ED-536   Applied Linguistics for Language TeachingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed to introduce students to the concepts of linguistics as related to bilingual education and the teaching of English as a second language. Students will also learn structural aspects of linguistics, including morphology (words), syntax (sentence patterns), semantics (the meaning of words), phonetics and phonology (the sounds of language), pragmatics (the way language works in the world), and English grammar. Students will gain familiarity with important theories, research, and how the English language works. Education majors only. Clinical Experience hours required.

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ED-537   Science and Society in the Twenty-First CenturyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Examines the developments in science knowledge and their impact on society over the last century and predicts changes that might occur in the twenty-first century. We are the only species on earth that has the power to change our environment and the ability to comprehend the universe. Students will explore major scientific advances over the past 100 years and the resulting problems that these advances have wrought. Valuable for practicing teachers at the elementary, middle, or high school level and/or those who wish to learn more about the history and sociology of science.

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ED-550   Teaching Diverse PopulationsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: ED-510.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MAT, SJEDU

Addresses two issues in today's field of education: ESL students in mainstream classrooms and students with special needs in inclusion classrooms. The relevant topics will be explored to provide teacher candidates with a theoretical foundation, an understanding of their legal responsibility, and an opportunity to design instruction addressing various needs of diverse students in an inclusive setting. Limited to Education majors. Clinical Experience hours required.

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ED-552   Child and Adolescent DevelopmentCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EDFOU

Provides an introduction to the field of human development. The content covers the major concepts and theories of child and adolescent growth and developmental from the prenatal period through the teenage years. The purpose of the course is to discuss the historical, cultural, and philosophical groundings of the concepts and practices of children's learning and development and to promote the student's critical thinking skills with respect to those concepts. Through research, educational activities, and observations the course is designed to provide students a framework for promoting a holistic view of development and learning in infants, children, and adolescence, while considering how to nurture diversity and equity. This course includes utilizing data to inform instruction. For Education majors only.

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ED-554   Supplemental Instruction in Reading and MathematicsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-556 and EDL-575.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MAT

Focuses on supplemental instruction for reading and mathematics in educational settings from grades 6-8 but draws heavily on assessment and analysis of student errors from Pre-K to grade five as well. Extensive opportunities for diagnosis and planning for remedial intervention in reading and mathematics will be provided.

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ED-556   Teaching Elementary MathematicsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550 and ED-552.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

ED 556 is designed to provide a profound understanding of the concepts taught in elementary school mathematics. Teacher candidates participate in activities and learn techniques to foster conceptual development in young learners, thus producing confidence and success in the learning of mathematics. The essential elements of instruction, assessment, grouping strategies, and effective questioning are illustrated and honed when planning to address the instructional needs for diverse learners in mathematics. This course contains foundational knowledge which will be used during the clinical practice performance assessment. It will include research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with special needs, using instructional technology and using data to inform instruction. Clinical Practice hours required.

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ED-562   Methods of Teaching Science at the Elementary LevelCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550, and ED-552.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Science methods for elementary education students is designed for those without a strong background in science (although those with a strong background will also benefit greatly from this course). The intent of this course is to provide an integrated perspective of teaching science from pre-kindergarten through grade 5. This course will provide active learning of science concepts through various inquiry activities. Following the learning theories that have produced both the Next Generation Science Standards and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for science, this course will utilize projects, cases and problems in real world settings using a diversity of instructional methods and strategies to provide each student with the opportunity to learn how to teach inquiry and problem-solving across the sciences. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction. Clinical practice hours required. Education majors only.

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ED-563   Assessment and Treatment of Literacy ProblemsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-503.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focus is on authentic assessment and corrective teaching strategies to address literacy problems from a developmental perspective. Techniques and methods for at-risk learners will be emphasized. Strategies that guide students to self-monitor their literacy acquisition will be addressed.

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ED-564   Secondary Mathematics Methods, Part ICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550, ED-552 and a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Focus is on the teaching of secondary mathematics. It is intended to deepen future secondary school teachers' understanding of the secondary mathematics curriculum and build their competencies at the level of instructional implementation. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instructions. Essential elements of effective instruction, including inquiry based learning, implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving, assessment, facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse, eliciting and using evidence of student thinking, grouping strategies and effective questioning are explored as these are techniques utilized to bring conceptual understanding of mathematics to all learners. The fieldwork component of the course requires clinical practice hours in a secondary public school mathematics classroom and provides candidates with opportunities to translate theory into practice. "Clinical practice hours required.

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ED-565   Secondary Mathematics Methods Part IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: ED-564 and a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

The second course in a sequence intended to deepen future secondary school teachers' understanding of the secondary mathematics curriculum and build their competencies at the level of instructional implementation. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction. Essential elements of effective instruction, including inquiry based learning, implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving, assessment, facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse, eliciting and using evidence of student thinking, grouping strategies and effective questioning are explored as these are techniques utilized to bring conceptual understanding of mathematics to all learners. The fieldwork component of the course requires clinical practice hours in a secondary public school mathematics classroom and provides candidates with opportunities to translate theory into practice. Clinical practice hours required.

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ED-566   Methods of Teaching Science at the Secondary Level ICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550, and ED-552.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Science methods at the secondary level is designed for those with a background in science. The intent of this course is to provide an integrated perspective of teaching science from grade 7-12. This course will provide active learning of science concepts through various inquiry activities. Following the learning theories that have produced both the Next Generation Science Standards and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for science, this course will utilize projects, cases, and problems in real work settings using a diversity of instructional methods and strategies to provide each student with the opportunity to learn how to teach inquiry and problem-solving across the sciences. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction.

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ED-567   Methods of Teaching Science at the Secondary Level IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: ED-566.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Science methods for initial M.A.T. students at the secondary level is designed for those with a strong background in science. The intent of this course is to provide active learning of science concepts through various inquiry activities. Following the learning theories that have produced both the Next Generation Science Standards and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for science, this course will utilize projects, cases, and problems in real-world settings using a diversity of instructional methods and strategies to provide each student with the opportunity to learn how to teach inquiry and problem-solving across the sciences. This course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction. Clinical Practice hours required.

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ED-576   Teaching Social Studies at the Elementary LevelCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550, and ED-552.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduces the P-8 teacher certification candidates to the social studies curriculum and methods. Emphasizes national and state standards for social studies education, cross-cultural integration, particularly world languages and culture, personal and social problem solving, situated cognition in social studies education learning. The essential elements of planning, instruction using technology, and assessment are explored to address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners in social studies education. Clinical Practice is required. Education majors only.

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ED-578   Methods of Teaching English at the Secondary LevelCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550, and ED-552.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

As a component of the teach-education program, the intention is to introduce to future secondary English/Language Arts teachers the fundamental concepts of curriculum design and instructional planning. To also introduce a variety of approaches to curriculum design with an emphasis on the two distinct but important goals of language arts education: developing general literacy skills and discovering the inner joy of reading literature and using language as a tool for communication. Topics related to decision-making, classroom management, and instructional planning are treated in depth to help prospective teachers master the base competencies at the level of planning to fulfill the requirement for state and national certification. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for utilizing data to inform instruction. Education majors only.

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ED-579   Teaching Social Studies and Cultural Education at the Secondary LevelCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550, and ED-552.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Introduces the middle-and secondary-level teacher certification candidate to social studies curriculum and methods. Emphasizes national and state standards for social studies education curriculum across the traditional social science disciplines. The course will also explore the philosophical and theoretical foundations of social studies education. It provides the candidates with practical strategies necessary for success in teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students and students with diverse learning needs, utilizing instructional technology, and using research and data to assess and inform instruction in the context of social studies. Education majors only.

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ED-580   Secondary Social Studies Education Part IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: ED-579.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Expands and further develops competencies covered in Part I. Instructional methodologies focusing on a constructivist and student-centered approach, using instructional technology, will be explored. Targets strategies for future secondary teachers to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students and students with diverse learning needs and to meet the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies to include: infusing Economics and Geography into the curriculum, developing greater technology coalescence, extending cross-curriculum lesson plans, embracing a pluralistic approach, and expanding multicultural themes. Course design will foster the development of effective inquiry-based curriculum activities making active use of community-based resources and using research and assessment data to inform instruction in the context of social studies. Clinical Practice hours required.

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ED-582   World Language EducationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-529, ED-550, and FO-599.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Issues and practices in world language education. Fieldwork is required.

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ED-583   Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part ICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-529, ED-550, and EN-563.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MAT

With an emphasis on teaching English as a Second Language through content, Part I of this two-semester course will introduce the history of ESL teaching and critically explores exemplary curriculum designs and methods of teaching ESL. A wide range of ESL instructional materials, instructional technology, services, and assessment measures will be introduced and practiced, with an emphasis on standard-based content and ESL teaching. Both instructional design and implementation will be the focus for practice, with embedded language acquisition/learning theories and research studies carefully examined. Clinical hours required.

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ED-584   Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: ED-583.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A continuation of ED-583, this course examines public issues pertinent to ESL education with an emphasis on making connections between theories or research findings and classroom practice. More approaches to ESL instruction will be introduced with an emphasis on various strategies, techniques and instructional technology for teaching specific language skills in a standards-based content and ESL teaching program. Reflective practice is an integral part of this course. Limited to Education majors only. Clinical hours required.

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ED-585   Methods of Teaching English at the Secondary Level Part IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: ED-578.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

A continuation of ED-578: Methods of Teaching English at the Secondary Level Part I. Part II provides in-depth preparation to teacher candidates desiring to teach English/Language Arts at the secondary level by extending the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies grounded in research and related to effective classroom instruction. Teacher candidates will have increased opportunities to apply theory and refine practice in the use of print and non-print texts and in the integration of the English Language Arts through clinical practice. The NCTE/ILA and the New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards will be an integral part of the course. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching students with diverse needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom, and utilizing data to inform instruction. Clinical practice is required.

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ED-586   Bilingual Education: Theories and PracticesCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: ED-583.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Emphasis on teaching content in bilingual/bicultural education, an understanding of bilingual development and available dual- language program models for language and literacy development. How bilingual/bicultural programs based on community needs can be developed, implemented, and assessed will be explored with the embedded theories and research studies in bilingual/bicultural education carefully examined. Clinical experience hours required.

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ED-587   Integrated Methods in K-12 EducationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550, ED-552, and a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Deepens future K-12 school teachers' understanding of the complexities of the curriculum and builds their competencies at the level of instructional implementation in specific subject areas. Focuses on a broad spectrum of instructional methodologies and techniques that are workable in today's classroom. A constructivist approach to planning and instruction will be emphasized. The experiential component of the course provides the students with opportunities for clinical work in the classroom, strengthening competencies and deepening understanding. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilization data to inform instruction. Education majors only. Clinical Practice hours required.

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ED-593   Clinical PracticeCredits: 9   

Course Type(s): None

This full-time, full-semester clinical practice in a school setting required clinical interns to observe, plan, instruct, and assess P-12 students collaborating with a cooperating teacher and university faculty. Clinical interns complete an edTPA portfolio and analyze their instruction and the effect on student achievement. In addition, there are on-campus seminars, focus groups and an online component. All aspects of the requirements are linked to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers (NJPST), and national Specialty Professional Association (SPA) standards. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction. Permission of the MAT director is required to register.

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ED-594   Supervised Clinical PracticeCredits: 9   

Course Type(s): None

This full-time, full-semester clinical practice in a school setting requires clinical interns to observe, plan, instruct, and assess P-12 students collaborating with a cooperating teacher and university faculty. Clinical interns complete an edTPA portfolio and analyze their instruction and the effect on student achievement. In addition, there are on-campus seminars, focus groups and an online component. All aspects of the requirements are linked to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers (NJPST, and national Specialty Professional Association (SPA) standards. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction. Permission of the MAT director is required to register.

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ED-596   Methods of Teaching Health K-12Credits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550, and ED-552.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focus on the planning, development, and teaching of health education in K-12 school settings. Emphasis will be placed on using recent data and contextual information to design instruction that focuses on the importance of a skill-based approach to health education. Future professionals will learn pedagogical strategies related to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students and students with diverse (special) needs in addition to using instructional technology, research-based best practices, and assessment data to inform instruction. Clinical Practice hours required.

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ED-597   Methods of Teaching Physical Education K-12Credits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550, and ED-552.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

This course will focus on methods of teaching physical education in K-12 settings. Future professionals will learn pedagogical strategies related to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students and students with diverse (special) needs in addition to using instructional technology, research-based best practices, and assessment data to inform instruction. Education majors only. "Clinical practice hours required".

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ED-598   Special Topics in EducationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The subject matter varies with the interest of the students and the professor teaching the course. The exact nature of the topic covered in any given semester is indicated in the student's transcript. Permission of the program director is required.

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ED-599   Independent Study in EducationCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MAT

Independent research in education in an area not substantially treated in a regular course offering, under the supervision of an Education faculty member; written evaluation of the research is required. For students with superior ability.

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ED-606   Diversity in EducationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MAT, SJEDU

In this course, students will explore the field of multicultural education. The nature of the school as a social system will be analyzed and the diversities of various cultures, communities, and ways of thinking will be examined. Professionals will engage in self-reflection related to racism and other forms of discrimination in order to better understand how identities and ideologies impact everyday school practices and the educational experiences of all students, especially those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The course also includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction. Education majors only.

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ED-608   Curriculum in the ClassroomCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EDCUR

Today's practitioners must strike a balance between state and national curriculum standards and the needs and expectations of their own classroom. Candidates will examine various facets of curriculum specific to their professional environment.

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ED-610   Education in a Democratic SocietyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Critical examination of ideas, purposes, and aims of schooling in historical and cultural contexts; explores ethical and research issues related to teaching and learning in ways that enhance democratic practices.

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ED-616   Fundamentals of Curriculum StudiesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

The emergence of the field from the early twentieth century. Surveys the foundations of the field of curriculum studies at large, examines the standardization movement of the institutional curriculum and culminates in a critical examination of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Candidates will consider the importance of study tied to socially responsive curricular design.

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ED-618   Survey of Curricular ParadigmsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides an examination of the field of Curriculum Studies through the lens of key paradigms and perspectives.

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ED-620   Philosophy and CurriculumCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Serves to extend the examination of the evolution and current conditions of the field of curriculum studies initiated in fundamentals of curriculum studies. Introduces the work of core philosophies that inform contemporary curriculum work and encourage participants' analysis of various influential voices in the field. Primary goals are to engage in critical discussions about the work of various philosophers who have influenced the field of curriculum studies and conceptualize connections between those works and our daily practice in the field.

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ED-624   Research in Teaching PracticeCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EDRES

Research in education related to contemporary teaching practice will be emphasized. Introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches from different theoretical perspectives is presented. Content will include literature reviews, analysis and implication of existing research, classroom observation skills and the role of the teacher as reflective practitioner.

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ED-626   Assessment Practice Now and WhenCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EDAST

Theory and practice of educational testing, development of and use of tests and alternative forms of assessment, analysis and interpretation of assessment results to monitor student progress, inform instruction, evaluate student achievement, and evaluate programs. Emphasis is placed on alternative and authentic forms of assessment that complement and support the standardized testing system. Through examination of techniques and strategies that characterize quality assessment, students will develop a philosophy of assessment supportive of classroom evaluation and understanding that fosters student growth and learning.

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ED-630   Research in Curriculum StudiesCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: ED-624.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

The possession of effective research skills is an integral and necessary proficiency for success in the field of Curriculum Studies. Candidates will engage in the exploration of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. They will then design an investigation, apply for Institutional Research Board approval, and conduct a study relevant to their professional milieu and the field.

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ED-632   Classroom Technologies and Educational MediaCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Emphasis on commercially available computer software; analysis and evaluation of software design and documentation. Continuation of children's programming languages and word processing. Access to a microcomputer provided.

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ED-645   Theories and Practice of ESL InstructionCredits: 6   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

With an emphasis on teaching English through content, this two-semester course will introduce the history of ESL teaching and critically explore exemplary curriculum designs and methods of teaching ESL. A wide range of ESL instructional strategies and assessment measures will be introduced and practiced. Both instructional design and implementation will be the focus for practice with the embedded language acquisition/learning theories and research studies carefully examined.

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ED-658   Advanced Curriculum StudiesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EDCUR

A comprehensive study of the theory and practice of designing, evaluating, and implementing valid and effective P-12 curricula.

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ED-670   Qualitative Research: Principles and PracticesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to the methods of qualitative research. A reading-based discussion/seminar focusing on methodological issues and an exploration of the variety of methods used in executing qualitative studies. Offers students a theoretical foundation for this form of inquiry and an opportunity to engage in research. Applicable to a variety of social inquiry disciplines.

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ED-680   Advanced Professional Development Seminar for TeachersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

This capstone seminar will support candidates for the degree in producing electronic portfolios, teacher research plans for teaching improvement, presentation of research, and self-reflection for future professional growth.

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ED-698   Special Topics in Curriculum and InstructionCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EDCUR

The subject matter varies with the interest of the candidates and the professor teaching the course. The exact nature of the topic covered in any given semester is indicated on the candidate's transcript. The course curriculum will include a variety of readings, as well as a research-based summative course assessment.

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ED-699   Independent Study in EducationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Independent research in education in an area not substantially treated in a regular course offering, under the supervision of an Education faculty member; written evaluation of the research is required. For students with superior ability. Application must be filed before registration.