MAE 605E Arts for Learning (2.00)
Participants explore and expand their literacies in the fine arts of music, art, poetry, creative drama, storytelling and movement. Examines current research on brain based learning, creativity, and the role the arts play in effective teaching and learning. Participants will engage in activities which utilize the fine arts as learning tools across the content areas.
MAE 605M Multicultural Perspectives (2.00)
Participants will reflect on their culture and the cultural perspectives of others, issues of social justice, and societal structures which impact the success of individual students and programs. Participants will address issues of discrimination and examine their own beliefs and how these impact their roles as educators.
Cross listing(s): ED 651.
MAE 605N Numeracy Workshop (2.00)
Explores numeracy emphasizing quantitative learning and the mathematics classroom environment. Based on current research, mathematics is explored as a natural thinking construct for learning and problem solving across all content areas.
MAE 605R Readers/Writers Workshop (2.00)
Students experience a readers'/writers' workshop to discover and explore their own literacy. Provides opportunity to develop ideas, to see responses, to revise and to edit their own writing. Crafted piece will be shared with other writers in a supportive community.
MAE 605S Socratic Seminar (2.00)
Participants will explore how students can construct their own deiscussions, activate prior knowledge, make text connections, and synthesize new schemata in a collaborative, community-building experience. Covers the constructivist techniques of Socratic Circles for K-12 using many forms of text including music, art, and film. Critical and creative thinking for all students, including key strategies for English learners and special needs students will be fostered.
MAE 610 Connect Beliefs, Theory & Pract (3.00)
Research and learning theories from constructivism and cognitive psychology are explored. Based on these studies and synthesis of content from throughout the program, participants develop personal beliefs, explore how these beliefs are supported by educational theorists and research, and demonstrate how their beliefs manifest in classroom practice.
MAE 615 Teacher As Researcher: Foundations (2.00)
Examines research strategies emphasizing ethnographic and action research in the multifaceted culture of process learning classrooms. Participants identify teaching-learning questions arising from own situations and acquire techniques and resources for a research study.
MAE 616 Tchr as Researcher:Practicum (2.00)
Participants will implement research designs developed during MAE 614/615, collect and analyze data, write a formal research paper, and present findings to peers and the community. Prepares educators to investigate questions that arise from their own practice that supports quality teaching and learning.
MAE 619 Curriculum Theory & Application (2.00)
Participants will engage in the process of discovering how concept-based curriculum, especially inquiry and constructivism is developed in student-centered classrooms. Distinctions among adopting, adapting, and designing a student centered curricula around the Colorado State Standards will be examined.
MAE 620 Evaluation Theory & Applicatn (2.00)
Assessment and evaluative procedures will be studied as an integral part of curriculum design and instructional practice. Participants design assessments and evaluation procedures for their classrooms based on individual school communities. Participants will implement ongoing assessments in the classroom and reflect upon student learning.
MAE 650E-W Language Learning Strand: (1.00 - 4.00)
Provides an opportunity to practice process learning philosophy, research and theory to develop language (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as a critical thinking tool. Students learn that language learning, like mathematics learning, is a process of construction. Emphasizes literature as a major resource for learning across all content areas. Candidates plan, implement and evaluate activities in which students use and consider the functions of language for a variety of relevant learning programs.
MAE 660E-W Quantitative Thinking Strand: (1.00 - 3.00)
Emphasizes developing concept, understandings and skill proficiency through relevant content. Explores mathematics as a discipline, a tool for learning across content areas and as a process of construction. Focuses on the meaning that is being communicated rather than the form of the mathematics itself. Candidates plan, implement and evaluate integrated experiences in which students explore the role mathematics plays on their lives while learning related mathematical concepts and skills.
MAE 665E Teaching Strategies for CLD Educators (3.00)
Instructs participants in research-based methods and examines effective content-based instructional strategies for teaching English to CLD learners. Participants will adapt curriculum materials and learn differentiation techniques. Constructivist and sheltered teaching methodologies will be discussed and demonstrated.
MAE 665E-W Linguistically Diverse Strand: (1.00 - 5.00)
The courses for this strategy strand are designed to lead to endorsement in Colorado for Bilingual Education or English as a Second Language (ESL). Model theory as practice across content with focus on meeting the linguistic and academic needs of students of limited English language proficiency. Successful completion of the courses within the Learning for the Linguistically Different Strategy Strand may qualify a student to be recommended for endorsement.
MAE 665F Spanish Literacy (3.00)
Provides current and emerging philosophies and methods of teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening in Spanish to native Spanish speakers. Includes a review of materials and strategies for teaching reading, writing and important considerations for transference from first to second language. NOTE: Course is taught in Spanish and designed for the bilingual educator.
MAE 665G Linguistics I: Lang Acquisition (3.00)
Provides the participant with information concerning first and second language acquisition theory. Explores the structure and function of the English language including linguistics, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. Process learning will be explored and modeled.
MAE 665H Foundations of Ed for CLD Educators (3.00)
Provides an overview of the history and legislation related to CLD learners and a survey of bilingual and ESL programs. Models, philosophies and theoretical underpinnings of programs for the CLD will be discussed. Strategies for collaboration with, inclusion of, and advocacy for, diverse students and their families will be explored.
MAE 665I Assessment for CLD Education (3.00)
Develops skills for design, evaluation and critique of a variety of formative and summative assessments for CLD learners. Participants will apply this learning through a case study and design of a differentiated assessment based on language proficiency level.
MAE 665K LDL Practicum I (3.00)
This course and the support seminar are designed to support candidates in linking the theories learned in other coursework to actual practices. Under the direction of a mentor, candidates demonstrate their skills and knowledge to teaching linguistically diverse learners. Additional attributes which contribute to the success of linguistically diverse learners will be documented through professional development and community involvement activities. NOTE: Pass/No Pass Grading only (60-180 hrs).
Pre-requisite: MAE*665E MAE*665G MAE*665H MAE*665I
MAE 665L Practicum for CLD Education (2.00)
Supports candidates in linking course theories to classroom practices. With mentor support, candidates will demonstrate their skills and knowledge of teaching CLD learners. Additional areas which contribute to the success of CLD learners will be documented through professional development and community involvement activities. NOTE: Pass/No Pass Grading only.
MAE 665M Parent/School/Community Partnership (1.00)
Focuses on models and strategies for increasing collaboration with parents and community in students' education. Explores ways to enhance an atmosphere of inclusion, further meaningful communication and become advocates for diverse students and their families. Participants will develop resources to assist families and support student achievement.
MAE 665P Literacy for CLD Education (3.00)
Focuses on developing reading literacy skills with a focus on differentiation for CLD learners and applies research-based reading strategies in their course of study. A plan for instruction and academic language supports will be developed using the teaching and learning cycle, process learning principles, and a focus on the importance of family literacy.
MAE 665R Linguistics II: Form & Function (2.00)
Explores English language grammatical structures and incorporates grammar explanations into sheltered lessons for K-12 CLD learners. Development of appropriate language objectives for language and content lessons will be emphasized.
MAE 695E-H Learning & Teaching Support Seminar (1.00)
Candidates share, discuss and journal learning connections between and among readings, courses, research, beliefs and classroom practices, including issues related to program expectations. Candidates have opportunities to visit classrooms to observe instructional practices related to their professional and academic goals. Pass/No Pass grading only. Students must meet MAE Program Student Expectations to successfully complete the Support Seminar and degree requirements.
MAE 699A Culminating Academic Prog Rvw (0.00)
Candidates are required to register for the Culminating Academic Program (CAP) Review the final semester of their respective programs. Candidates must have completed all course requirements prior to the Review semester. The purpose of the CAP Review is to provide a forum for prospective graduates to actively and creatively demonstrate their growth and changes as learners and educators. The CAP Review serves as a "comprehensive examination."