EDEL 660 Nat/Pract Literacy, Expr Arts, Soc Stds (3.00)
Explores theories of teaching literacy, social studies and expressive arts. Develops skill in research-based instructional techniques, strategies, and activities. Develops skills in planning integrated instruction and assessing student outcomes for diverse learners. Field hours required.
EDEL 662 Methods: Nature/Pract Sci, Health, P.E. (3.00)
Explores theories of learning, conceptual knowledge, and instructional strategies for teaching and learning science, health and physical education. Develops skills in planning, implementing, and assessing student outcomes for diverse learners. Field hours required.
EDEL 663 Methods Nature/Practice Elementary Math (3.00)
Explores theories of learning, conceptual knowledge, and instructional strategies relevant to teaching and learning mathematics. Additional emphasis on planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting on emerging practice.
EDEL 670 Effective Learning Environments (3.00)
Examines research and practice for establishing and maintaining the classroom environment. Focuses on effective and efficient instruction and fostering a positive social culture. Examines impacts of students' social and cultural backgrounds on the classroom context.
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 620 Excptnl Child/Regular Classrm (3.00)
Examines those students with special needs including the gifted and talented and how to educate them in the regular classroom. Instructs how to identify various exceptionalities, legal standards, and modification and adaptations for learning.
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 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.
EDRG 653 Literacy for Students With Special Needs (3.00)
Focuses on research-based methods and curricula for teaching reading and writing to students with special learning needs. Emphasizes instructional assessment strategies, examines materials and modifications that are effective with special populations. Note: Field experience required.
EDSP 643 Understanding Math Concepts & Instruct (3.00)
Studies mathematical concepts appropriate to teaching students with exceptionalities. Examines how to design mathematical lessons as well as how to assess, choose, and modify mathematical curricula to meet individual needs of students with special needs. NOTE: Field experience required.
EDSP 644 Math Interventions Chldrn W/ Spec Needs (3.00)
Focuses on remediation and additional math instruction for struggling students. Examines why children struggle with math concepts and how classroom climate, student learning style, and teacher activities all impact the struggling learner.
EDSP 651 Educational Assess of Special Needs Chld (3.00)
Provides a knowledge of special education intervention and evaluation processes. Emphasizes assessment techniques, diagnosis, interpretation, and application of evaluation. Contains a practicum component.
EDSP 663 Assessment & Plan Exceptional Students (3.00)
Facilitates the diagnostic practices needed to identify educational and behavioral needs, write measureable goals, develop appropriate interventions, and monitor student growth. Emphasizes IEP development from determining disability to documenting service delivery.
EDSP 664 Behavioral Analysis & Intervention (3.00)
Focuses on analyzing student behavior and intervention strategies for disruptive actions. Addresses normal behaviors as well as those that cause problems in the classroom. Focuses on students with moderate needs. Requires a practicum component.
EDSP 667 Adaptive Technology (3.00)
Studies current research on adaptive technology as well as the challenges students with special needs face. Field component containing experience with some of the various devices such as: screen text enlargers, screen-reading systems, typing enhancers, alternative keyboard, voice recognition systems, and specialized wheelchairs.
EDSP 668 Assessment Intervention and Program Plan (3.00)
Focus on language and literacy development as well as methods and curricula for students with special needs. Emphasizes integration of assessment and integration. NOTE: Field experience required.
EDSP 669 Methods for Special Education (3.00)
Emphasizes methods, curricula, and classroom management for teaching students with special needs. Includes procedures for specialization, modification and/or adaptation of materials. NOTE: Field experience at both elementary and secondary levels is required.
EDSP 670 Methods & Strategies in Special Educatn (3.00)
Focuses on the evaluation and use of evidence/research-based strategies in special education with an emphasis on data collection, interventions, and progress monitoring of a student within a practicum experience.
Pre-requisite: TAKE EDSP*663 AND EDSP*664 AND EDSP*665;
EDSP 692 Practicum in Special Educ Generalist (3.00 - 8.00)
Participation in a student teaching experience assessing, teaching, and program planning for students with special needs. NOTE: Students must have experience with students with a variety of needs.