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Professors S.J. Lynch, A.U. Chamot, C. Rivera (Research)

Associate Professors S.S. Beck, C. Green (Chair), C.L. Pyke, P.S. Tate, K. Kortecamp, B. Casemore

Assistant Professors J. Comas, M.G. Sheppard

See the Graduate School of Education and Human Development for programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in Education and Human Development, Master of Education, Education Specialist, and Doctor of Education.

6100 Special Topics (arr.) Staff
  Topics and fees announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6101 Research and Independent Study (1 to 3) Staff
  Individual research under the guidance of a staff member; program and conferences arranged with an instructor.
6110 Universal Design for Learning and Assessment (3) Staff
  Same as SpEd 6210.
6172 Strategies for Inclusion: Addressing the Needs of Diverse Learners (3) Staff
  Same as SpEd 6272.
6175 The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student with Special Needs: Policy, Research, and Trends (3) Staff
  Same as SpEd 6275.
6176 Academic and Psychosocial Assessment of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student (3) Staff
  Same as SpEd 6276.
6199 Federal Education Policy Institute (3) Staff
  Same as SpEd 6299.
6221 Developmental Reading: Emergent Literacy (3) Comas
  The components of a balanced literacy program for emergent, beginning, and early-instructional-level readers. Incorporation of phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, reading comprehension, and writing lessons into a balanced reading-literacy program. (Fall and spring)
6223 Reading Instruction in Content Areas: Elementary, Intermediate, and Secondary Schools (3) Comas
  Emphasis on acquisition and continuing development of content literacy, including integrated methods, media, and teaching demonstrations. (Fall)
6224 Diagnostic Teaching of Reading: K-6 (3) Comas
  Collection of diagnostic data; construction of informal traditional and non-traditional reading and writing tests; other instruments of evaluation; selecting and planning activities suitable to specific problems. Prerequisite: at least one previous course in reading. (Spring)
6225 Introduction to International Curricula (3) Kortecamp
  Bridging curriculum theory and practice, the course focuses on the International Baccalaureate (IB): the Primary Years, the Middle Years, and the Diploma Programs. Students consider each of the three programs in detail and then concentrate on the one that connects to their own professional interests. (Spring)
6229 Current Issues in Elementary Education (3) Beck
  Identification, definition, and analysis of some of the most important problems facing the contemporary American elementary school.
6236 Analysis of Teaching (3) Staff
  Teaching viewed as a system; component aspects are examined with a view toward developing a critical method of analysis. Material fee. (Spring)
6238 Clinical Practicum in Reading (3 to 6) Comas
  Supervised clinical experience, including observation and participation, in testing, tutoring, and teaching. Clients may include preschoolers through adults. Minimum clinic hours required are 120 for 3 credits and 220 for 6 credits. Admission by permission of instructor. Material fee.
6239 Practicum in Curriculum and Instruction (3 to 6) Staff
  Supervised field experience in curriculum and instruction. Admission by permission of instructor. (Fall and spring)
6287-88 Clinical Study and Treatment of Reading Problems (3-3) Comas
  A case study approach is employed to develop participants' competence to assess and tutor children, adolescents, and adults of diverse backgrounds, presenting a variety of reading and writing difficulties. Prerequisite: CPed 6622 and 6224. Material fee. (Academic year)
6289 Organization and Administration of Reading Programs (3) Comas
  The roles of school administrators, reading teachers, reading specialists, and literary coaches. Issues in planning, organizing, and monitoring the total reading program. (Spring)
6292 Internship: Reading (3 to 6) Comas
  Limited to graduate students in reading and literacy education. Experience in a selected area of teaching or supervisory service in field-based programs. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Fall and spring)
6305 Foundations of Curriculum Theory (3) Green
  Examination of the educational ideas of individuals and groups that have influenced American and international curriculum theory and practice since the Progressive era. Comparisons of the issues, models, and principles that have guided curricular thought, development, and innovation.
6309 Supervising the Preservice Clinical Experience (3) Tate, Beck
  An investigation of the complex process of clinical supervision as it relates to the professional growth and development of the practitioners at the preservice level, with a focus on both the interpersonal/social dimension and the process of instructional supervision. (Fall)
6340 Teacher Leadership in Education (3) Sheppard
  From the perspectives of educational theory and practice, the ideals and realities of contemporary public school teaching are viewed within a system of local, state, and federal organizations, with the goal of enhancing the role of teachers as knowledgeable and effective leaders in their profession. Prerequisite: CPed 6604, 6608, or equivalent. Material fee. (Spring)
6353 Post-Master's Internship in Teacher Education (3 to 6) Green
  Same as SpEd 8353.
6409 Reading Children's Literature Across the Curriculum (3) Tate
  Participants read and analyze multicultural children's literature (from folktale to nonfiction) while simultaneously practicing discussion, dramatization, art, and writing response strategies suitable for involving all students and integrating literature across the school curriculum. (Spring)
6411 Elementary School Curriculum and Methods (3) Beck, Green
  A comprehensive block course with subsections in mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies. Integrated with CPed 6635. May be repeated for up to 15 credits; with permission, up to four blocks (to a total of 12 credits) may be taken in one semester. Admission by permission of advisor. Material fee. (Fall)
6507 Instructional Models and Classroom Management (3) Kortecamp
  The interconnections between effective instruction and positive classroom management. Through planning, implementing, and evaluating learning activities that apply research-based practices, students link instructional and management strategies to specific content and thinking goals. Microteaching lab. Material fee.
6530 Assessment in the Secondary Classroom (3) Pyke
  Key concepts and principles in the field of educational assessment, with emphasis on practical applications for classroom teachers. Students design and evaluate a range of assessment tools in their content areas. Practical, day-to-day grading issues; consideration of a framework for analysis of equity in assessment practices.
6532 Professional Internship in Middle School Education (3 to 6) Kortecamp
  Supervised internship in middle schools; required seminar. Admission by permission of instructor. Material fee. (Fall and spring)
6534 Professional Internship in Secondary Education (3 to 6) Kortecamp
  Supervised internship; required seminar. Admission by permission of instructor. Material fee. (Fall and spring)
6544 Educational Technology and Computer Literacy Methods (3) Staff
  Computers and related technologies in educational settings. Using national technology standards for teachers as a framework, the course combines discussion of key issues related to technology in education, demonstration of technology-related instructional methods, and hands-on computer use and materials development. Prerequisite: CPed 6606 and 6507. Material fee.
6604 Perspectives in American Education (3) Beck, Green
  Historical and social development of education in the United States; evolution of American education related to the growth of the nation and the changing social order; examination of selected issues in contemporary education.
6606 Theories of Learning and Development (3) Beck, Kortecamp, Pyke
  A comprehensive investigation of the complex relationship between teaching and learning-how learning takes place, how it is motivated, and how it is influenced. Material fee.
6608 Development and Diversity (3) Green, Casemore
  An examination of student diversity in relation to theories of human growth and development. Investigation of diverse student strengths and needs; the special needs population; the dynamics of inclusion; and intercultural issues related to the teaching/learning process. Material fee.
6622 Foundations of Reading Development (3) Comas
  Basic theories and processes of reading acquisition and assessment; linguistic, cognitive, developmental, social, and affective bases of reading; influences of media, instructional strategies, including formal and informal assessment. Design and implementation of instruction in critical literacy. (Fall)
6626 Diagnostic Teaching of Reading in Secondary School (3) Comas
  Collection of diagnostic data; construction of informal traditional and non-traditional reading and writing tests; other instruments of evaluation; selecting and planning activities suitable to specific problems. Prerequisite: at least one previous course in reading. (Spring)
6627 Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing (3) Chamot
  An emphasis on acquisition and continuing development of content literacy, including integrated methods, media, and teaching demonstrations geared toward second language learning requirements. Material fee. (Spring)
6635 Professional Internship in Elementary Education (3 to 6) Beck, Green, Tate
  Supervised internship; required seminar. Admission by permission of instructor. Material fee. (Fall and spring)
CPed 6545 through 6551 offer theoretical, curricular, and practical considerations for teaching the content area concerned. Each course requires a 30-hour field experience in a secondary classroom. Prerequisite: CPed 6606 and 6507 and the approved certification course work in the content area (math through calculus in the case of CPed 6550). Material fee. Each course is offered in the fall semester.
6545 Teaching Computer Science in Secondary Schools (3) Staff
6546 Teaching English in Secondary Schools (3) Casemore
6547 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools (3) Lynch
6548 Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools (3) Sheppard
6549 Teaching Art in Secondary Schools (3) Kortecamp
6550 Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools (3) Pyke
6551 Second Language Instruction (3) Chamot
6554 Issues, Studies, and Practices in English as a Second Language (3) Chamot
  A critical review of scholarship and research findings in English as a second language. Major policy issues and implications that relate to ESL practice. (Summer)
6555 Educating Language Minorities (3) Staff
  A study of federal, state, and local policies and issues affecting the education of linguistically diverse populations. Resources for use with specific linguistically diverse groups. (Spring)
6556 Linguistic Applications in English as a Second Language (3) Staff
  A study of the science of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) and how its different branches (descriptive, social, applied, etc.) may be used for ESL teacher training, classroom instruction, material development, evaluation, research, and policy development. (Fall and summer)
6557 Second Language Acquisition (3) Chamot
  Nature of first and second language acquisition and development; emphasis on sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics most pertinent to educational settings. (Fall and summer)
6691 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: Middle and High School (3) Staff
  A framework is presented for establishing a focus on reading and writing. Principles and strategies for developing students' reading and writing skills in art, literature, social studies, mathematics, and science. (Fall, spring, and summer)
CPed 6365 through 6370 are seminars designed as capstone courses in the M.Ed. program in secondary education in the subject indicated in the course title. The courses are also available to Ed.D. students. The focus of each course is on principles and theories of the American educational system with emphasis on the subject indicated. Prerequisite: the appropriate subject content course from CPed 6545 through 6550.
6365 Perspectives and Research in Teaching Computer Science (3) Staff
6366 Perspectives and Research in Teaching English (3) Casemore
6367 Perspectives and Research in Teaching Science (3) Lynch
6368 Perspectives and Research in Teaching Social Studies (3) Sheppard
6370 Perspectives and Research in Teaching Mathematics (3) Pyke
8100 Special Topics (arr.) Staff
  Topics and fees announced in the Schedule of Classes.
8325 Advanced Ideas in Curriculum Theory (3) Casemore
  Examination of reviews and research studies on curriculum theory. Focus on trends, values, interpretations, design systems, and evaluation. Prerequisite: CPed 6305.
8330 Paradigms of Instruction and Assessment (3) Casemore
  A foundation of theory, models, and variables that have contributed to the fields of instruction and assessment. The major paradigms of instruction and assessment. Material fee. (Spring)
8331 Seminar in Instruction (3) Pyke, Lynch
  Analysis of instruction and the factors that influence the instructional process in schools. Connections among learning, instructional theory, research, and practice. Material fee. (Fall)
8332 Search of the Literature in Curriculum and Instruction (3) Chamot, Lynch, Pyke
  Analysis of types of literature reviews in the field of curriculum and instruction and development of a literature review; the relationship of theory building to review of literature, and how research questions arise from extant theory and related literature. For doctoral students in curriculum and instruction, to precede CPed 8998. Material fee. (Spring)
8333 School Reform through Professional Development (3) Kortecamp
  Fundamental perspectives of school reform through professional development of educators (K-12); evolution of contemporary professional development models and trends: examination of interactive modules using selected professional development activities. Material fee. (Spring)
8334 Seminar in Research in Curriculum and Instruction (1 to 3) Kortecamp, Casemore
  Models of curriculum and instruction research that span various research methods.
8354 Doctoral Internship: Teacher Education (3 to 6) Lynch
  Supervised professional internship in college teaching, administration, supervision, research, policymaking, or private agency function. Admission by permission of advisor.
8998 Doctoral Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (3 to 6) Comas, Pyke
  Review of literature; preparation of a dissertation proposal and a manuscript of publishable quality. Admission by permission of instructor and approval of major advisor. Material fee. (Fall)
8999 Dissertation Research (3 or 6) Staff
  Prerequisite: CPed 8998.

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