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Ed 625: Family, School & Community Relationships 3 credits

This course will examine the changing structure and demographics of the family and implications for education. Current models and strategies for effective home, school and community partnerships will be reviewed with special emphasis on practical applications of these strategies in candidates' own school settings. Course topics include theories of family systems, parenting, parent education, child abuse/neglect and bullying.

  • Dates: June 6 – July 16
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: October 24, 2016 – December 3, 2016
  • Additional Course Information: The 5th edition of Families, Schools, and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children is also acceptable.

Ed 634: Providing Instruction for Exceptional Learning Needs 3 credits

This course focuses on developing the student's understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to increase effectiveness in meeting the needs of diverse learners through appropriate instructional, curricular and behavioral strategies.

  • Dates: June 6 – July 16
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: October 24, 2016 – December 10, 2016

Ed 638: Curriculum Development & Design 3 credits

This course is an overview of the history and theories of curriculum development and their application to K-12 schools. Designing and implementing effective curriculum and learning based on a school's philosophy of education.

  • Dates: June 6 – July 16
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: March 6, 2017 – April 22, 2017

Ed 661: Assessment of Learning 3 credits

The appraisal of a student's intellectual capacity and aspects of personality; the interpretation of educational data using descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal probability curve and graphs. Attention is also given to test construction and the development of a testing program.

  • Dates: June 6 – July 16
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: March 6, 2017 – April 29, 2017

Ed 605: History & Philosophy of Education 3 credits

Beginnings of the American system of education, survey of theories of education; factors and forces changing American education philosophies of learning applied to contemporary educational problems. This course is designed to equip and motivate educators and administrators to understand, critically appraise and apply the historical and philosophical foundations of education in developing their educational theory and practice.

  • Dates: August 31 – October 15
  • Register by: August 17
  • Next offered: June 5, 2017 – July 15, 2017

Ed 690: Research in Education 3 credits

This course introduces educational research, statistics, and testing; and is designed to familiarize the student with the terminology, basic concepts and tools necessary to critique and interpret published research.

  • Dates: August 31 – October 15
  • Register by: August 17
  • Next offered: June 5, 2017 – July 15, 2017

Ed 691: Readings in Education 3 credits

Independent study through the use of readings with special emphasis on selected areas from the field of education.

  • Dates: August 31 – November 19
  • Register by: August 17
  • Next offered: January 11, 2017 – April 1, 2017

Ed 695: Action Research Project 3 credits

Supervised experience in an area of fieldwork under the direction of faculty; including papers, unit work samples, video-taped lessonsloch 1hich 1--uploaded and critiqued--all tied to coursework taken previously in the MEd Program. {i Students must be teaching in a traditional K-12 classroom during the semester this course is taken.

  • Dates: August 31 – December 10
  • Register by: August 17
  • Next offered: January 11, 2017 – April 29, 2017

Ed 625: Family, School & Community Relationships 3 credits

This course will examine the changing structure and demographics of the family and implications for education. Current models and strategies for effective home, school and community partnerships will be reviewed with special emphasis on practical applications of these strategies in candidates' own school settings. Course topics include theories of family systems, parenting, parent education, child abuse/neglect and bullying.

  • Dates: October 24 – December 3
  • Register by: October 10

Ed 634: Providing Instruction for Exceptional Learning Needs 3 credits

This course focuses on developing the student's understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to increase effectiveness in meeting the needs of diverse learners through appropriate instructional, curricular and behavioral strategies.

  • Dates: October 24 – December 10
  • Register by: October 10

Ed 635: Critical Issues in Education 3 credits

This course is designed to explore critical issues in both public and private education. Topics discussed are organized around the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards categories of learner and learning, content knowledge, instructional practice and professional responsibility. Candidates will read, summarize, analyze and discuss educational issues with other candidates and faculty.

  • Dates: October 24 – December 10
  • Register by: October 10

Ed 632: Best Practices in Instructional Strategies 3 credits

Effective teaching involves using a variety of instructional strategies, designed with specific learners in mind. This course explores the development and practical application of numerous strategies. Students will be introduced to the Five Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This class is mostly project based.

  • Dates: January 11 – March 4
  • Register by: December 28
  • Next offered: June 5, 2017 – July 29, 2017

Ed 667: Technology in Education 3 credits

This course is a practical examination of current technology applications and their integration in education. The hands-on learning environment provides the professional educator with the tools needed to enhance skills in technology and apply these skills in a variety of settings.

  • Dates: January 11 – March 4
  • Register by: December 28
  • Next offered: June 5, 2017 – July 29, 2017

Ed 691: Readings in Education 3 credits

Independent study through the use of readings with special emphasis on selected areas from the field of education.

  • Dates: January 11 – April 1
  • Register by: December 28
  • Next offered: May 8, 2017 – July 22, 2017

Ed 695: Action Research Project 3 credits

Supervised experience in an area of fieldwork under the direction of faculty; including papers, unit work samples, video-taped lessonsloch 1hich 1--uploaded and critiqued--all tied to coursework taken previously in the MEd Program. {i Students must be teaching in a traditional K-12 classroom during the semester this course is taken.

  • Dates: January 11 – April 29
  • Register by: December 28

Ed 638: Curriculum Development & Design 3 credits

This course is an overview of the history and theories of curriculum development and their application to K-12 schools. Designing and implementing effective curriculum and learning based on a school's philosophy of education.

  • Dates: March 6 – April 22
  • Register by: February 20

Ed 661: Assessment of Learning 3 credits

The appraisal of a student's intellectual capacity and aspects of personality; the interpretation of educational data using descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal probability curve and graphs. Attention is also given to test construction and the development of a testing program.

  • Dates: March 6 – April 29
  • Register by: February 20

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