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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: June 8 – July 18
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: September 2, 2015 – October 17, 2015

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 8 – July 18
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: June 6, 2016 – July 16, 2016
  • Additional Course Information: The 5th edition of Families, Schools, and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children is also acceptable.

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: June 8 – July 18
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: September 2, 2015 – October 17, 2015
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 2

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: September 2 – October 17
  • Register by: August 19

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: September 2 – October 17
  • Register by: August 19

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: September 2 – November 21
  • Register by: August 19
  • Next offered: January 13, 2016 – April 2, 2016

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 26 – December 12
  • Register by: October 12

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 13 – March 5
  • Register by: December 30

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 13 – March 5
  • Register by: December 30

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 13 – April 2
  • Register by: December 30
  • Next offered: May 9, 2016 – July 23, 2016

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 lessons--uploaded and critiqued--all tied to coursework taken previously in the MEd Program. Students must be teaching in a traditional K-12 classroom during the semester this course is taken.

  • Dates: January 13 – April 30
  • Register by: December 30

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 7 – April 23
  • Register by: February 22
  • Next offered: June 6, 2016 – July 16, 2016

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 7 – April 23
  • Register by: February 22
  • Next offered: June 6, 2016 – July 30, 2016

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