EDFD 600 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3.00)
Traces the history of the development of educational theory. Investigates leading contemporary and classical philosophical perspectives and implications towards practical educational goals. Analyzes educational values and practices and strategies for educational change.
Cross listing(s): EDFD 600N EDFD 690E MLS 654E.
EDFD 601 Educational Foundations (3.00)
Focuses on the foundations of education, teachers, and the law, and teaching as a profession. Also introduces Jesuit themes with an emphasis on service to others.
Cross listing(s): EDTC 601.
EDFD 603 Mltctrl/Ethic Prspctvs in Ed (3.00)
Examines the broad range of cultural competence focusing on implications in education, including ethnicity, socioeconomic level and gender. Explores ethical issues in education and invites students to develop a personal ethical stance regarding education practice.
Cross listing(s): EDFD 603N MLS 654H.
EDFD 610 Curr Intrdscplnry Prspctvs Ed (3.00)
Provides in-depth study of the role and social context of schooling from an interdisciplinary perspective. Focuses on current issues, research and implications for learning.
Cross listing(s): EDFD 610N MLS 654F.
EDFD 630 Theories of Human Development & Learning (3.00)
Studies theories and principles of human development and learning, emphasizing applications to teaching and practices in educational settings. Considers normal development and its conditions. Includes a systematic study of lifespan development. Emphasizes each specific level of teaching.
Cross listing(s): EDFD 630N EDFD 690F MLS 654G.
EDFD 697 Professionalism in Education (2.00)
Seminar that accompanies Student Teaching. Focuses on topics that are critical for the effective teacher with a global perspective: planning for instruction, ethical practices, creating a supportive classroom, leadership, and collaboration.
EDFD 698 Professionalism in Education II (1.00)
Studies classroom management, school and community communication, working with parents, adaptations for lessons, interviewing for teaching jobs, legal and appropriate behaviors, and other areas vital to the first year teacher. Prepares for final paperwork for the state credential. This course is the supporting seminar for student teachers.
EDRG 603 Emergent Literacy (3.00)
Studies the young learner as he or she learns to read and write. Emphasizes early learning strategies and developmental theory. NOTE: Field experience included.
EDRG 644 Teaching Reading and Writing (3.00)
Provides graduate students with a variety of methods for teaching reading and writing. Uses current methodologies, research-based instructional practices, and ongoing assessment. Includes instruction and application of the five essential components of reading instruction. Note: Field experience required.
EDRS 698 Capstone in Reflective Teaching (3.00)
Students explore research and best practices for classroom teachers using four strands. Identified data is collected during student reaching for analysis and presentation. Emphasis is on cultivating skills and dispositions necessary to becoming reflective practitioners.
EDSP 600 Intro to the Young Special Needs Child (3.00)
Studies characteristics and diversity of needs in young children with special needs. Focuses on procedures for diagnosis, referrals, and educational adjustments for these students. Includes issues about auxiliary services and parent interventions.
EDSP 605 Special Education Law (3.00)
Designed to acquaint teachers with the ethical intricacies of law and policies as pertaining to special education. Case studies and up-to-date mandates from special education legislation will be examined.
EDSP 610 Transition & Secondary Services (3.00)
Prepares educators to work with students with disabilities to be successful in education, employment, and independent living after completion of high school.
EDSP 620 UDL: Framework for Teaching & Learning (3.00)
Provides the foundational knowledge and skills to design, create, and provide lessons that ensure the engagement and participation of varied learners within a high standards based curriculum.
EDSP 630 Language Dvlpmt in Young Spec Needs Chld (3.00)
Studies initiation and onset of spoken language, the development of verbal and nonverbal communicative skills as well as the receptive and expressive needs of young children with special needs. Focuses on developmentally appropriate approaches. Contains a practicum component.
EDSP 631 Psychosocial Dvlp Young Spec Needs Child (3.00)
Applies educational concepts to the physical, cognitive, affective, social, and language development of young children with special needs. Emphasizes maturational, environmental, and hereditary aspects affecting learning and development.
EDSP 650 Educational Asses of Young Spec Needs Ch (3.00)
Studies assessment tools and techniques for young children with special needs. Focuses on the process of assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Emphasizes interpretation and application of assessment results through development of appropriate educational programs for individual children. Contains a practicum component.
EDSP 659 Mthds of Tchng the Special Needs Child (3.00)
Studies strategies, methods, and curricula for teaching young children with special needs. Emphasizes developmental approaches, which are age appropriate. Contains a practicum component.
EDSP 690 Practicum in Special Ed: Early Childhood (4.00 - 10.00)
Requires working in a classroom full time (300-600 student contact hours) under the supervision of a licensed teacher of the same endorsement in an accredited school. Provides opportunity to observe, develop lessons, assess learning, and teach large and small groups as well as individualized lessons. Attends appropriate in-services or faculty meetings and becomes a part of the school community.