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Education

ED 200 Multiculturalism in the College Experience (3)
Designed to assist students from diverse socio-economic, cultural and experiential backgrounds in addressing personal, social, academic, financial and campus climate issues within a multicultural context. Students provided opportunities to reflect on culture of the institution as well as their own heritage. Instructional efforts will focus on increasing awareness of cultural differences within the college community, self-assessment of possible prejudices and desirable behavioral changes in becoming a confident multicultural person. Prerequisite: College Enrichment Program participants; CEP participants planning to major in education, permission of the instructor

 

ED 220 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3)
Introductory course in the principles and basic theories of early childhood education. An overview will be presented of the physical, perceptual-motor, social-emotional and cognitive development of the young child. A description of child care environment, assessment programs and curricular designs also will be included. Opportunities will be given to observe and participate in developing experiences for young children.

 

ED 301 Introduction to Chicano/a Studies (3)
An introductory course designed to assist students from diverse cultural and experiential backgrounds in addressing and understanding their heritage within the American society. Focus on Chicano/a history in the United States beginning with Spanish colonization and continuing with present day issues of assimilation and acculturation. Attention is paid throughout the course to the complex nature of language and culture and their roles within the educational and political systems.

 

ED 302 Multicultural Education and the American Experience (3)
Designed to assist students from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and experiential backgrounds in addressing the personal, social, academic, financial and campus climate issues within a multicultural context. Students will be provided with opportunities to reflect on the culture of the institution as well as their own heritage. Instructional efforts will focus on increasing the awareness of cultural differences within the college community, self-assessment of possible prejudices and desirable behavioral changes in becoming a confident multicultural person.

 

ED 312 Students, Teachers, Schools, and Society (3)
Evaluate one’s commitment to becoming a professional educator. Prepare to be a reflective teacher who will be able to make informed decisions to improve and enhance the environment for children and youth. Includes historical foundations of education; education policy and practice; the system alternatives to public education; legal rights and responsibilities of teachers and students; professional development of teachers; student pluralism (bilingual/multicultural, talented and gifted, handicapping conditions, disadvantaged); and current issues and effective schools.

 

ED 407 Seminar (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

ED 408 Workshop (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

ED 409 Practicum (1-12)
Students must obtain a signature from director of Field Services one term prior to registering for the following: Bilingual Education/ESL, Early Childhood Education, Educational Media, Elementary, Middle Level, High School

 

ED 411 Student Teaching I (3)
Experience with the preservice teacher’s teaching license authorization. Instruction will be provided to small groups of students and entire class.

 

ED 412 Student Teaching II (3)
Experience within the preservice teacher’s teaching license authorization. Instruction will be provided to small groups of students and entire class. First work sample will be completed.

 

ED 417/517 Cooperative Learning (3)
Materials from Johnson and Johnson, Dishon and Wilson-O’Leary, Samples, Huggins, Schmuck and Schmuck and Stanford and others are presented, modeled and integrated into a personal frame of reference. Cooperative learning strategies are modeled in all elementary curriculum areas.

 

ED 418 Assessment, Planning, and Instruction I (3)
Enable students to apply assessment and instructional strategies in the planning, designing and implementation of instruction within various classroom settings and in different subject areas. Will provide opportunities for students to work with others seeking the same authorization licensure. The work sample methodology is integrated within the content of the course.

 

ED 421 Technology Integration (3)
Explores operations and concepts of basic technology to enhance personal and professional growth and productivity, and integration of technology into classroom planning, instruction and assessment.

 

ED 429 Professional Development IV (2)
A student generated summary of the four term experience including documentation of their proficiencies, samples of their work as a teacher, a reflection on their work as they enter the profession, a description of their special area of expertise, and a plan for professional development during their first year(s) of teaching. Capstone projects will be reviewed by faculty, cooperating teachers and school administrators. A performance review will be conducted by faculty as a preview toward licensure. Includes on-campus seminars.

 

ED 433 Human Development and Classroom Learning (3)
Enables the preservice teacher to apply theories of human development from birth to adulthood and theories of learning to a variety of classroom settings.

 

ED 434 Content Pedagogy I (3)
Course is designed to introduce experimentation with teaching strategies within content areas (social studies, math, science, health, physical education, language arts and foreign language) and to promote interaction among students, discussions regarding methodology, professionalism and research in their content areas. Throughout the course, there will be an attempt to keep teacher’s formal presentations to a minimum. The emphasis will be on active class participation and modeling of strategies being taught.

 

ED 436 Content Pedagogy II (3)
Course focuses on continued application and practice of teaching strategies within content areas (social studies, math, science, health, physical education, language arts and foreign language) with an increasing emphasis on integration across content areas. Throughout the course, there will be an attempt to keep teacher’s formal presentations to a minimum. The emphasis will be on active class participation and modeling of strategies being taught.

 

ED 438 Foundations of Education (2)
Enables the preservice teacher to explore the basic historical, philosophical and societal foundations of education. Current legal, financial and governing aspects as well as future economic and political influences on education are explored.

 

ED 441/541 Video Production (3)
Explores the fundamentals of the camera system, illumination, electronic video recording, audio recording and set design. Each student will produce two short video projects outside the studio and will participate in at least one group studio color production.

 

ED 442 Human Development and Learning Through Literacy (3)
Enables the preservice teacher to apply theories of human development and learning to a variety of classroom settings. Major theories of language and reading will be examined as they apply to emergent and developing readers in preschool through elementary grades. Introduction to the relationship between assessment and instructional decision making.

 

ED 443 Developing Literacy (3)
Major theories of language and reading will be examined as they apply to emergent and developing readers in preschool through elementary grades. The interrelationship and integration of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be a major focus as will be the utilization of quality literature for children.

 

ED 444 Fluency in Literacy (3)
Course will focus on content area literacy for student from early childhood through high school. In-depth examination and application of a standards based approach to instruction and assessment will be a major focus. Refinement of specific reading, writing, listening, and speaking strategies will be applied to lesson planning and implementation in field experience teaching. The utilization of quality literature for young adults will be included.

 

ED 446 Environments for Diverse Learners (3)
Enables the preservice teacher to increase awareness of special needs students, of cultural diversity and of English language learners; to apply theories and models to provide appropriate instruction and services.

 

ED 447/547 The Developing Child and the Environment (3)
Studies the developing child’s behaviors, attitudes and abilities; integrates the contexts in which a child develops, including the relationships and interactions of the people in the environment; emphasizes skills to help children adapt optimally to the varied cultures in our changing world.

 

ED 448/548 Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3)
Exploration of the unique approach necessary to successfully teach children aged 3-8. Emphasis will be on matching teaching to the learning abilities of the young children, including non-English speakers.

 

ED 450 Authorization Specialty and Classroom Management (3)
This comprehensive course of study focuses on best practices that address age level educational issues. Topics covered will enable early childhood, elementary, middle and high school teachers to better serve the academic, social and emotional needs of their students. Course components reflect the current consensus of educational leaders and the professional organizations that address the issues of classroom climate, management and developmentally appropriate practices for each authorization level.

 

ED 452 Applied Learning: Social Studies and Language Arts (3)
In the planning and implementation of strategies and concepts related to language arts and social studies, students will learn and make use of the process, the conceptual approach, problem solving and guided discovery. Integration in planning, use of teaching strategies and concept attainment between these two areas will also be emphasized. Emphasis will be on active participation and modeling of strategies being taught.

 

ED 453 Applied Human Learning: Mathematics and Science (3)
In the planning and implementation of strategies and concepts related to math and science, students will learn and make use of the process, the conceptual approach, problem solving and guided discovery. Integration in planning, use of teaching strategies and concept attainment between these two areas will also be emphasized. Emphasis will be on active participation and modeling of strategies being taught.

 

ED 457/557 The Parent-Educator Partnership (3)
Explores the role of the parent in the educational process, the special needs which may affect the family and models of parenting and parent involvement. Simulation techniques will be used to develop interaction skills.

 

ED 461 Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)
Focus on identification of students’ skills, readiness levels, interests, and learning styles and the exploration of teaching techniques and resources that respond to their unique needs. Preservice teachers explore aspects of teaching that promote an inclusive classroom, such as classroom climate, course content, and teaching materials. Will examine classroom strategies that allow students of all backgrounds and ability levels to learn the same essential concepts in different ways.

 

ED 462/562 Encouraging Discouraged Children (3)
An eclectic approach to working with children is presented. Ideas from Dreikurs, Adler, Ellis, Glasser, and other theorists are examined with a goal of applying these ideas in the classroom and/or home. The concept of discouragement and how discouragement influences the teacher, student and parent constitute the primary focus of this class.

 

ED 477 Literacy at the Middle Level (3)
Promotes reading/literacy in middle school and upper grades of elementary school. Emphasis will be on the reading/literacy process, content area literacy goals and strategies, importance of recreational reading, assessment of reading growth and new trends and materials for a balanced literacy approach.

 

ED 481/581 Introduction to Educational Linguistics (3)
Methodology in the development of English skills in limited English proficiency students will be the main focus, with emphasis on speaking and listening. Various approaches and techniques for second language teaching will be explored, as well as resources, language proficiency assessment, second language scope and sequence.

 

ED 482 Foundations of ESOL/Bilingual Education (3)
Surveys the historical development of ESOL/bilingual education. Provides insight into government policy and legal aspects of ESOL/bilingual education as well as research, theory and classroom Implications. Emphasis is placed on the philosophy of ESOL/bilingual education in a sociopolitical and cross-cultural context.

 

ED 483 Culture, Community and the ESOL/Bilingual Classroom (3)
Course explores the concept of culture and its manifestation in society, the community and the classroom. It examines the research literature and provides a theoretical foundation for understanding how cultural groups and students’ identities affect the educational process and the classroom climate. Strategies to maximize learning using cultural and community resources, as well as to build partnerships with families are addressed.

 

ED 484 First and Second Language Acquisition and Educational Linguistics (3)
Course explores current theory and research in first and second language acquisition and issues in linguistics applied to ESOL/bilingual education. Topics in language acquisition include historical and current theories, developmental stages, as well as the factors that influence learning an additional language. Topics in educational linguistics include concepts in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with a focus on classroom applications.

 

ED 485/585 The Early Childhood Educator (3)
A foundations course in early childhood education. Covers the historical, philosophical and theoretical base of early childhood education. Emphasizes professional commitment and responsibility.

 

ED 486/586 First and Second Language Approaches to Teaching Subject Matter in Secondary Schools (3)
Focuses on planning for instruction bilingually or by language groups. Assessment of student need as well as strategies and approaches for managing bilingual/multicultural instruction will be explored.

 

ED 487/587 Alternative Secondary Curricula and Materials for Second Language Learners (3)
Places emphasis on the study of alternative curriculum patterns and materials which are conducive to the second language learner’s achieving expected learner outcomes needed for course completion and high school graduation.

 

ED 491 Curriculum Models, Instructional Approaches and Assessment Strategies for English Language Learners (3)
Examines current curriculum models, materials, teaching approaches and assessment techniques that maximize the academic achievement of English language learners. Emphasizes strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing instruction that enable students in different proficiency levels to access the core curriculum and develop language skills.

 

ED 492 Teaching Reading and Writing to ESOL and Bilingual Students (3)
Explores the relationship between first and second language literacy and between oral and written language skills. Examines ESOL and bilingual literacy teaching strategies for differentiated proficiency levels, as well as materials, classroom organizational structures and assessment tools. Approaches for literacy development that bridge experiential and cultural differences, including multicultural literature and family involvement in learning are emphasized.

 

ED 493/593 Bilingual/Multicultural Teaching Methods in Content Area Instruction (3)
Focuses on teaching of content area in dual language mode. Instructional language grouping and dual language content activities will be presented. The development of lesson plans and materials based on multicultural and bilingual content will be explored.

 

ED 494 Diagnosis and Prescription in Native Language Instruction—Elementary (3)
Assessment, instructional programming and materials in providing native language reading instruction to the non and limited English proficient students will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on interdependence of first and second language reading and instructional decision-making of transitional reading programs.

 

ED 495 Diagnosis and Prescription in Basic Skills for LEP Students (3)
Assessment, instructional techniques and materials in basic skills in a bilingual classroom setting. Emphasis on individualizing instruction and monitoring procedures to determine student progress.

 

ED 496 Cross Disciplinary and Advanced Teaching Strategies (3)
Promotes interaction among students, discussions regarding integrated methodology, and exploration of professional opportunities for middle and high school teachers. Focus will be on group processes in the development of integrated multidiscipline approaches, including service learning. Personal growth and involvement will be emphasized.

 

ED 498 Student Teaching (10)
A teaching experience within a public school setting in the preservice teacher’s selected primary level of teaching license authorization. The second work sample will be completed, as will a capstone project and professional portfolio including goal setting for the first year of teaching.

 

ED 603 Thesis, Professional Project, or Field Study (3-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

ED 607 Seminar (1-6)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

ED 608 Workshop (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

ED 609 Practicum (1-15)
Need signature from Director of Field Services prior to registration. Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

ED 609 M.A.T.: Preservice Practicum (3)
A practicum comprised of 90 hours in a public school site. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 609 M.A.T.: Field Based Practicum (3)
Allows students the opportunity to observe the workings of a public school by interviewing school personnel, attending faculty meetings and extracurricular activities and participating in the mentor’s assigned duties. In addition to individual and/or small group tutoring, the preservice teacher will teach at least one formally planned lesson. The preservice teacher will also have the opportunity to visit an elementary and a middle school. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 609 Reading Practicum (6)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

ED 610 Skills and Techniques of Supervision (3)
The supervisory process; group and individual processes and techniques; analysis of supervisory problems.

 

ED 611 Theories of Teaching and Learning (3)
Applies key concepts, models, and strategies related to different theories of learning, including behaviorist, cognitive and socio-cultural perspectives. Students will examine epistemological frameworks, issues of transfer, social and cultural influences, as well as motivation and engagement to design powerful learning experiences. Will also learn key concepts, models, and strategies related to language acquisition and to cognitive, social and emotional development.

 

ED 612 Quantitative Research in Education (3)
Methods, techniques and tools of research. Development of a proposal for a study and development of the criteria and methods for reading and evaluating research.

 

ED 613 Evaluation of Classroom Instruction (3)
Analysis and evaluation of classroom instruction primarily by means of behavioral and enabling objectives; use of appropriate instruments to collect evaluative data; analysis of research relating to evaluation, supervision, teaching methods and group dynamics. Program evaluation as well as teacher evaluation will be considered.

 

ED 614 Children With Learning Difficulties (3)
A course for elementary teachers focusing on the characteristics of children with learning problems, strategies for teaching these children and resources available to the teacher.

 

ED 615 Foundations of Education: Critical Theory (3)
A study of the historical, philosophical and societal foundations of education. Current legal, financial and governing aspects as they relate to education are also explored from a historical and philosophical perspective. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 616 M.A.T. Student Teaching (5)
Students will continue their field work from the previous term. During this extended student teaching practicum, a work sample will be produced. The work sample will be comprised of, but not limited to, 15 hours of teaching. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 618 Multiple Intelligences and Multicultural Education (3)
Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences paradigm will be used as a foundation for studying multicultural issues in public schools. Students will study the impact of changing demographics and how that impacts curriculum and the classroom. Major topics include: understanding one’s cultural patterns and the needs of culturally diverse students, equity pedagogy, content integration with culturally appropriate materials, prejudice reduction and social reconstructionist theory. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 619 Contemporary Developments in Early Childhood Education (3)
An examination of recent research and developments in the area of early childhood education and the application of these developments in a variety of programs for young children. Includes studies of how children learn, curriculum development, method and administrative organization.

 

ED 620 Application of Learning and Developmental Theories to Early Childhood Education (3)
Focuses on the application of developmental theory and learning theory to planning instructional experiences for young children in the areas of motor and perceptual development, language and cognitive development and social-emotional, as well as affective development.

 

ED 621 Teacher as Researcher: Action Research (3)
An introduction to the basic philosophy and methods of action research in schools. Students will learn how to conduct action research to help them make effective decisions about their teaching. Special emphasis will be placed on having students design a research project, i.e., leadership project, which will be conducted during the following term. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 622 Secondary School Curriculum (3)
Overview of the secondary school curriculum, with emphasis on the various subject fields; organization of the school for curriculum development; educational objectives; the course of study; and evaluation of the secondary school curriculum.

 

ED 624 Special Populations Seminar (2)
In-depth study of main streamed, multicultural, TAG and at-risk students. Teaching strategies for meeting the needs of these students within the context of the regular classroom’s curriculum will be considered. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 625 Classroom Discipline and Management (3)
Design, implementation and evaluation of all phases of effective classroom management. Special attention will be devoted to student motivations in a variety of settings and inclusive of all students. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 626 Instructional Design (3)
The application of the instructional design approach to the preparation of multimedia instructional products. The student will be guided through the development of instructional materials, including the application of the ID approach to the preparation of computer-based instruction.

 

ED 627 Assessment of Teaching & Learning (3)
Development, administration and interpretation of curriculum aligned tests in the work sample methodology. Also, acquired knowledge in test construction, standardized testing and the use of data in formative/summative assessment design. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 629 The Classroom Teacher-Counselor (3)
Focuses on the classroom teacher’s obligations and opportunities for guiding and counseling students in academic and personal areas. It acquaints the teacher with the varied needs and characteristics of children and adolescents, basic concepts and techniques of group and individual counseling and guidance, and means of incorporating these factors in a practical, functional classroom program. Particular emphasis is placed on the interrelationships of the classroom counselor with staff associates, parents and other specialized resource personnel.

 

ED 630 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in the Schools (3)
Focus on the influence of linguistic and cultural diversity on the learning process and classroom dynamics. It examines how race, class and language affect students in schools, and how different schooling practices may facilitate or hinder the academic success of English language learners. Educational approaches that build academic skills while validating the home culture and encouraging parent involvement are emphasized.

 

ED 631 Methodology: Language/Second Language Learning and Content for the Language Minority Student (3)
Focuses on methodology of developing language arts in both the first and second language of language minority students. Second language teaching methodology (English as a Second Language, or ESOL) involving speaking, listening, reading and writing will be stressed. The course will also provide for ESOL methods to content teaching. Prerequisite: ED 481

 

ED 632 Cultural, Social, and Philosophical Issues in Education (3)
Examines issues of learning and culture from a variety of philosophical perspectives, linking practice to theory and ideology. Students will frame their teaching and learning experiences by examining the role of culture in schooling and learning, specifically addressing issues surrounding diversity, and critical perspectives in education.

 

ED 633 Research and Writing (3)
Students will examine the traditions and theories of both quantitative and qualitative research and evaluate methods, findings, and implication of research studies. Students will produce and critique scholarly writing. Prerequisite: ED 611

 

ED 634 Qualitative Research in Education (3)
Presents the substance of qualitative research as well as the methods. By examining the traditions and theories of qualitative research, students will explore the principal methods, research techniques and critical issues, applying their knowledge to their own research plans. Prerequisite: ED 612

 

ED 635 Action Research (3)
Introduces students to the principles and processes of action research, a form of self-reflective inquiry by practitioners on their own practice. The goals of action research are to better understand and to improve practice. Students develop skills in data collection, analysis, interpretation, as well as the oral and written presentation of research. Prerequisite: ED 633

 

ED 636 Leadership and Policy in a Diverse Society (3)
Students will analyze current educational policy and potential leadership within multiple contexts. Emphasizing local, national and global trends, this course will help students explore issues of diversity and the socio-political constructs of schooling Prerequisite: ED 635

 

ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy (3)
Students will analyze subject-matter specific assessments and instructional practices, including content area literacy, diversity, and technology as they relate to improving learning. Students will examine and critique current issues, research, and implications for classroom practice.

 

ED 638 Identification and Assessment of Talented and Gifted Students: 1-3, 4-8, High School (4)
Assists Oregon school personnel in gaining the knowledge necessary to identify typical and nontypical talented and gifted students in accordance with current legal requirements. Law, policies, test issues, instruments, procedures, assessment guidelines, placement issues, student records and parental involvement will be addressed.

 

ED 639 Curriculum and Planning: Work Sample Methodology (3)
Study of current curriculum and governing practice; instruction in planning, design and delivery of courses; and work sample methodology. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 640 Literacy: Inquiry, Theory and Informed Practice (3)
The integration of speaking, listening, writing and reading is the focus. Students will learn to plan and develop units of instruction utilizing strategies for implementing Big Books, songs and chants and quality children’s literature. Skills and information from other curricular areas will be incorporated into these units.

 

ED 642 Methods and Research Materials (1-6)
Problems and methods in selecting and organizing materials for teaching in any one of the following fields: art, music, social science, science, language arts, mathematics, reading and physical and health education. Emphasis for graduate students will be placed upon recent research and literature dealing with instructional materials, methods and facilities, including the completion of a special project.

 

ED 643 Contemporary Teaching Strategies (3)
Graduate course in educational psychology that focuses on learning. The various attributes of society, the classroom and the child that influence the child’s learning will be examined. The intent is to use general theories of learning to describe the full range of exceptionality in children.

 

ED 646 Philosophy of Education (3)
A study of philosophical assumptions and their implications on the fundamental issues and practices of American education.

 

ED 649 Observation and Assessment of the Young Child (3)
Covers developmental screening in physical, perceptual-motor, cognition, speech, language and social-emotional areas; focus on informal observation of children in the pre-primary and primary learning environments.

 

ED 650 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (3)
A detailed examination of developmentally appropriate early childhood curricula and how to develop such curricula.

 

ED 651 Critical Literacy and Metacognition Across Content Areas (3)
A research-based course on the use of language for thinking, problem solving and communicating across subject areas. Includes best-practice teaching strategies that will enable all students to become independent learners. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 654 Personalizing Classroom Climate (3)
Students will make and justify decisions related to establishing a classroom climate based on effective communication, clearly articulated expectations and equitable treatment of all pupils. Strategies will be learned for responding to individual needs, monitoring and encouraging appropriate behavior, understanding conflicts, dealing with stress and utilizing support personnel and materials to address student and teacher needs.

 

ED 655 Foundations of Literacy (3)
Examines primary processes and principle that form the foundation of literacy K-adult. Applications of these process and principles in varied sttings will be explored, as well as the relationship between culture, language, power, identiy, and literacy.

 

ED 660 Contemporary Foundations of Education (3)
A study of how historical, sociological, philosophical events and research have influenced the contemporary role of the teacher in the classroom. Topics include the teacher’s role in adapting practices to meet the needs of special students (e.g. students from diverse cultures, pupils with advanced intellectual ability, or those with learning difficulties); collaborating with specialists, colleagues, parents and social services; creating multiple paths to knowledge; aligning curriculum and assessment with standards based education; and the acquisition of competencies required of those in the process of becoming school and community leaders.

 

ED 666 Middle Level Literacy (3)
Study of methods and research appropriate for teaching literacy in middle schools. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic and assessment of literacy development including state Benchmark III; extending word recognition and vocabulary strategies; development of independent work-study skills including higher level thinking processes; content area reading; and young adult literature.

 

ED 667 Language Development and Reading (3)
Will learn theories of language acquisition, functions of language and the role of culture and power in developing language; recognize the importance of oral language to the development of successful reading and writing; and demonstrate qualities of teacher as language researcher.

 

ED 668 Assessment and Reading Instruction (3)
Diagnostic, remedial and corrective techniques in reading for the classroom teacher and Chapter I specialist. The technical nature of this course requires a great deal of knowledge about reading. Prerequisite: Six hours of reading instruction or consent of instructor

 

ED 669 Content Pedagogy (2)
Provides students with a discipline specific methods course taught by subject area specialists. Research-based and best practice within an academic discipline will be the focus. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 670 Middle Level Curriculum and Instruction (3)
The philosophical and historical foundations of middle level schools are considered. Students will examine middle level curriculum and instruction particularly as it relates to special needs, interests and the tremendous developmental diversity that characterizes the 10-14 year old learner. Emphasis will include: curricular and organizational patterns; the nature of the transient learner; interdisciplinary and/or integrated units of instruction that are developmentally and culturally sensitive; instructional models; and authentic assessment instruments.

 

ED 672 Leadership in the School Reading Program (3)
The integration and application of materials, media and management systems for K-12 reading programs in both classrooms and Title 1 programs will be examined. Special focus will include role definitions, program options, training and supervisions of support staff, budgeting and materials need to meet state requirements in reading instruction. Prerequisite: three hours of reading instruction or consent of instructor

 

ED 677 Integrating and Differentiating Instruction (3)
Focus is on cross-disciplinary, team teaching strategies. Simulated group processes will enable the participants to develop standard-based curricula for 21st Century schools. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 680 Psychology of Reading Instruction (3)
An advanced course in the teaching of reading. Fundamental nature of the reading process and the causes of difficulty in learning to read. An examination of current issues in teaching children to read.

 

ED 682 Sociopolitical Foundations of ESOL/Bilingual Education (3)
Surveys the historical development of ESOL/bilingual education. Provides insights into government policy and legal aspects of ESOL/bilingual education as well as research, theory and classroom implications. Emphasis is placed on the philosophy of ESOL/bilingual education in a sociopolitical and cross-cultural context.

 

ED 683 Fostering Cultural and Community Connections in the ESOL/Bilingual Classroom (3)
Explores the concept of culture and its manifestation in society, the community and the classroom. Examines the research literature and provides a theoretical foundation for understanding of how cultural groups and students’ identities affect the educational process and classroom climate. Strategies to maximize learning using cultural and community resources, as well as to build partnerships with families, are addressed.

 

ED 684 Language Acquisition and Educational Linguistics in the ESOL/Bilingual Classroom (3)
Explores current theory and research in first and second language acquisition and issues in linguistics applied to ESOL/bilingual education. Topics in language acquisition include historical and current theories, developmental stages, as well as the factors that influence learning an additional language. Topics in educational linguistics include concepts in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with focus on classroom applications.

 

ED 689 Contemporary Issues in Literature (3)
A study of current releases and award winners. Current issues and trends will also be examined. The use of new materials in language-based curriculums will be explored.

 

ED 690 Reading and Composition in the Secondary School (3)
This research-based course in reading/composition and learning at the secondary level will emphasize the application of reading, writing and learning principles in content areas. Specifically, students will be guided in the prescription of reading methods and materials to meet the needs of all students in secondary schools including the developmental, handicapped, multiculturally/linguistically different, reluctant and gifted. Students enrolled in this course should have a basic understanding of reading at the secondary level and have teaching experience. Prerequisite: consent of instructor

 

ED 691 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Strategies for English Language Learners (3)
Examines current curriculum models, materials, teaching approaches and assessment techniques that maximize the academic achievement of English language learners. Emphasizes strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing instruction that enable students in different proficiency levels to access the core curriculum and develop language skills.

 

ED 692 Classroom Strategies in First and Second Language Reading and Writing (3)
Explores the relationship between first and second language literacy and between oral and written language skills. It examines ESOL and bilingual literacy teaching strategies for differentiated proficiency levels, as well as materials, classroom organizational structures and assessment tools. Approaches for literacy development that bridge experiential and cultural differences, including multicultural literature and family involvement in learning are emphasized.

 

ED 694 Assessment of English Language Learners (3)
Focus on assessing English language learners in K-12 public school programs. Assessment principles are taught in a context of language acquisition theories, pedagogical methods, cultural appropriateness, and the legal framework for English language learners in public education. Issues of equity and social justice as impacted by accountability and high stakes testing are addressed.

 

ED 695 Applied Research Seminar: Leadership Project (2)
Three large group sessions will be held during the term to inform students on career placement and interviewing for a job, application for initial licensure, continuing licensure, liability and the teacher and other special topics. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

ED 697 Student Teaching (10)
An extended preservice teaching experience within a public school setting in the student’s primary level of authorization. A second work sample will be completed as well as the final requirements for licensure. Prerequisite: admission to M.A.T.: Initial Licensure Program

 

 

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