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 Educational Psychology (3.00)
Focuses on human learning, motivation, and development. Investigates the relationship between individual differences related to learners cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical development and instruction. Emphasizes use of instructional technology.
Cross listing(s): EDFD 630N EDFD 690F MLS 654G.
EDFD 670 The Effective Classroom (3.00)
Explores the classroom management and the development of an effective classroom. Emphasizes classroom setup, establishing rapport, setting routines and procedures, management techniques, and conditions of learning in the K-12 environment.
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.
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.
EDSC 650 Assessment of Learning (3.00)
Studies methods and strategies for organizing the classroom for maximum learning and various techniques for assessing learning. Familiarizes student with both standardized and informal methods of assessment for the classroom. Contains a practicum component.
EDSC 652 Reading & Writing in the Content Area (3.00)
Introduces general information about the reading process and the methodologies used in the teaching of reading and writing at the secondary level. Focuses on the concept of content reading and on the writing process. Familiarizes student with how teachers teach their students to effectively learn from expository text. Provides knowledge about some of the newer theories in content reading and writing as well as those proven to be effective. Meets the state requirement for reading for secondary and middle school teachers.
EDSC 667 Secondary Methods/Science (3.00)
Studies methods and strategies for teaching science. Familiarizes student with new and traditional methods such as lecturing, individualization, cooperative grouping, Socratic seminars, journaling, and others. Examines the curriculum and standards for science as well as for planning lessons based upon the curriculum and standards. Contains a practicum component.
EDSC 690 Student Teaching: Secondary (5.00 - 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.