Education Educational Leadership (EDL)

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EDL-201   Educational PsychologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A foundation course for all education majors. An understanding of the learning and teaching processes is fundamental to future educators. As such, it is essential that educators acquire knowledge regarding cognitive development, prominent educational philosophies and theories, motivation, classroom management, and effective teaching. The purpose of this course is to learn to apply basic research and theories from the field of psychology to the practice of teaching. This course will focus on how the theoretical and empirical knowledge about human development, cognition, and learning can be applied to schools and other educational settings. Given the impact of technology on learning, this course will also include technology applications. The main project for this course involves engaging in service-learning. Service-Learning broadly combines academic knowledge, service activities, and critical reflection. Service Learning hours required. Education majors only. Not open to students who have passed PY-201.

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EDL-206   Child and Adolescent DevelopmentCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: A minimum GPA of 3.00.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the 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. Education majors only.

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EDL-210   Introduction to Language DevelopmentCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides an overview of the development of language over the course of the lifespan. An introduction to the normal acquisition of language including the components of language, as well as the physical, social, and cognitive basis for language. Theories of language development and how language evolves from infancy to adulthood will be discussed. Cultural influences on language development will also be explored.

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EDL-211   Introduction to PhoneticsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides students with the skills needed to produce, transcribe and describe in articulatory terms, the individual sounds used in speech. Will provide an introduction to sound patterns, phonetic transcriptions using the International Phonetic-Alphabet, acoustic aspects of phonetics and the application of these skills to clinical practice. Dialects and derivations of the English language will be explored.

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EDL-212   Introduction to Communication DisordersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides an overview to the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, and education of the hearing impaired. Will provide information regarding the nature, etiology, symptom, and remediation of organic and neurogenic disorders of speech, language, and hearing. Additionally, this course will provide an overview of various speech, language, and hearing disorders: the factors related to the causes and severity of these disorders and roles of professionals associated with the diagnosis and severity of these disorders and roles of professionals associated with the diagnosis and treatment, specifically speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

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EDL-213   Neurological Bases of CommunicationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students will learn the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological underpinnings of speech, language and hearing and will study how the nervous system controls communication. Additionally, the course will examine the cranial nerves and the circuits underlying sensory perception, motor action, and cognition as they relate to speech production and hearing.

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EDL-214   Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and HearingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides an understanding of the anatomical structures, as well as the physiological and functional mechanisms essential for speech production. Specifically, the anatomy and physiology of respiration, phonation, articulation, resonation, and hearing will be covered in depth.

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EDL-215   Speech and Hearing ScienceCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Studies the nature of sound, sound transmission, and units of measurement necessary to understand the physiologic, acoustic, and perceptual parameters of speech. Acoustics, speech production, and speech perception will be emphasized.

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EDL-280   Introduction to Early Childhood EducationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: A minimum G.P.A. of 3.00. Clinical Practice hours required.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

This is an introductory course, which examines the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of early childhood education. The course will cover major aspects of the physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive development of young children from birth to 8 years of age. The course addresses major theories and concepts of child development, early childhood ethics and professionalism, developmentally appropriate practice, diverse early childhood curriculum and programs, inclusion and special needs children, the use of technology, the use of data(formative and summative) to inform instruction, and home-school partnerships. The course covers the tenets of culturally responsive teaching in order to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse children.

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EDL-298   Special Topics in SLPCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in Speech, Language and Pathology to be announced prior to registration. The course may be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis. Prerequisites: As announced in the course schedule and a minimum GPA of 3.00

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EDL-325   Language and Early Literacy Development, Birth Through KindergartenCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: A minimum G.P.A. of 3.00.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

This course, which involves a field experience, focuses on language development and early literacy of regular, special education, and young learners from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, birth to kindergarten. The content includes the study of theories and acquisition of language development and sound awareness, the interrelated nature language development and literacy, the appropriate development and assessment of language and early literacy, using the results of the assessment and other formative and summative data to inform instruction, methods for engaging and motivating all young learners, the appropriate use of technology with young learners, and strategies for involving families and community members. Clinical Practice required.

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EDL-326   Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings ICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-250 and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.00.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the literacy development and instruction of regular and special education children, including those from linguistically diverse backgrounds in grades P-6. Ongoing assessment and instructional strategies will be explored in various engaging, literate, educational settings. Education majors only. Clinical Experience required.

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EDL-327   Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings IICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor, and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.00.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): WT

Focuses on the literacy instruction of regular and special education children, including those from linguistically diverse backgrounds in grades P-6, across various content areas. Ongoing assessment and instructional strategies will be explored in various engaging, literate, educational settings. Clinical Practice hours required. Education majors only.

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EDL-333   Family Partnerships in Early Childhood SettingsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor, and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.00. Clinical Experience hours required.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): WT

The course will cover the history and significance of family and community involvement in early childhood education: An overview of perspectives regarding family diversity, parent-professional partnerships and communication, early intervention and special education services, and the legal and ethical rights of diverse contemporary families of young children. Contextual factors, social, cultural, racial, exceptionality, and environment, known to impact learning, will be addressed with an approach to develop the skills and knowledge needed for teachers to create positive working relationships with families and communities. The use of appropriate data to inform instruction and a funds of knowledge (Moll, 1992) will be addressed. The appropriate use of technology in order to assist families in diverse ways to supplement classroom instruction at home will also be discussed. Limited to Education majors.

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EDL-363   Early Childhood Curriculum and MethodsCredits: 4   

Prerequisite: A minimum G.P.A. of 3.00.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

This course will examine basic principles and current research on early childhood curricula. The focus of the course is on designing an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum in order to strengthen all aspects of all children's development, including cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical capabilities. The course will discuss the appropriate teaching methods that meet children's individual, and developmental needs, with an emphasis on culturally responsive teaching in order to address the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students as well as any students who have special education needs. The use of technology in order to collect formative summative data will also be addressed. Additionally, the results of the data collected to inform instruction will be addressed. The course will also focus on the importance of observation and authentic assessment in curriculum planning. The course will also address the use of creative play to support children's learning and development in early childhood settings, including the use of technology to support play and learning. Clinical Practice hours required.

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EDL-398   Special Topics in Educational LeadershipCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: As announced in the course schedule and a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in education to be announced prior to registration. The course may be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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EDL-399   Independent Study in Educational LeadershipCredits: 3   

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

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.

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EDL-498   Special Topics in SLPCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in educational leadership to be announced prior to registration.

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EDL-499   Independent Study in Educational LeadershipCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: 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.