Graduate Course Descriptions and Rotation of Offerings
EDUC 511: Cultural Diversity in a Complex world (3 credits)
This course examines curriculum and pedagogy from the perspective that all students, regardless of the group to which they belong--such as those related to gender, social class, ethnicity, culture, religion, or exceptionality--should be insured educational equity in school. This course promotes attitudes and teaching strategies that meet the needs of diverse students, families, and communities. Pre-requisite: Admission with graduate status.
This is an inquiry-based course for the reflective practitioner to develop deep understandings of curriculum content emphasized by PreK-12 state and national Common Core standards and their impact on college readiness skills. It examines current trends in curriculum design theory and assessment strategies and their application in teaching and learning. The emphasis is on the relationship between current research and contemporary practice. Pre-requisite: Admission with graduate status.
This course looks at the historical, legal, and intellectual development of education in the United States, including traditional and contemporary philosophical thoughts and their educational implications. Topics include principles of effective human learning and the teacher as a facilitator of learning experiences. This course also examines the current issues and trends influencing educational practice. Pre-requisite: Admission with graduate status.
This course provides an examination of the research techniques most commonly used in education and an evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses, and applications of each framework. Students also will analyze and reflect on educational research and its ability to inform practice and will acquire strategies to promote the efficacy of using and understanding data to make actual improvement in PreK-12 schools. Pre-requisite: Admission with graduate status.
This course is intended for educators at all levels of technology proficiency, from novice to experienced, whose aim is to enhance their capacity to use technology as a tool for teaching and learning. Established educational technology standards will guide students in the course in preparing instructional systems that feature a variety of teaching techniques and technological resources. Students will examine a range of traditional and emerging technologies and the research describing best practices when using those tools to facilitate and assess learning. Students will synthesize course concepts with their own experiences in elementary and secondary education. Pre-requisite: Admission with graduate status.