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EDU 101 - Teaching In The 21st Century
Teaching In the Twenty-First Century
Prerequisite: Acceptance by Application

This course is designed for students considering education as a major and teaching as a profession. Students will have an opportunity to experience primary, middle and secondary education through field placements. Students will obtain a systematic body of knowledge from which they can develop a repertoire of teaching practices to meet the learning needs of students with diverse learning styles, developmental needs, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture with Decreased FLC, Online

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EDU 102 - Spec Topics For Future Teacher

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture and Field Instruction

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EDU 110 - Contemporary Issues Educ Child
Contemporary Issues In The Education Of Children
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed for any student who is interested about learning and teaching in NK-12 schools as future educators, parents, and concerned citizens. Through a 2-hour seminar of study and self-reflection and a weekly 3-hour field experience in local schools, students will actively investigate primary through secondary classrooms and the dynamic and complex relationships of individuals and their communities concerning schools.

3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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Course Attributes:
GER IVA-Social Sciences, LAC T1SS-Social Science

EDU 1XX - Education Elective
Education Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

EDU 200 - Chld-Adoles Devlpmnt/Exceptnlt
Child And Adolescent Development And Exceptionalities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing required

This course is designed to provide you with a broad overview of human development from conception to adolescence. We will cover typical and atypical human development in the physical, cognitive, linguistic, and social/emotional domain. Traditional and contemporary theories combined with current research in human development will be the basis of course content and class discussions.


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 205 - Education Experience Seminar
Education Experience Seminar
Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing Required

This course is designed for students who are considering education as a major and is a prerequisite for entry into the teacher education program. A major focus is the active investigation of primary, elementary and middle level classrooms. Students engage in seminar, study, self-reflection, and a weekly 3 hour practicum in local schools.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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EDU 206 - Community Work Expernc Seminar
Community Work Experience Seminar
Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing Required

This course is designed for students who are considering education as a major and is a prerequisite for entry into the teacher education program. A major focus is the active investigation of the impact of cultural, historical, educational and economic trends on the life of a local community. A weekly 3 hour supervised practicum in a local community setting is required.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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EDU 207 - Literature For Middle Grades
Literature For Middle Grades
Prerequisite: Required Prior to Admission to the Teacher Education Program

This course introduces teachers to approaches of using children's literature in the middle level language arts classroom. Emphasis is placed upon an examination of the genres and themes of children's literature and creation of authentic learning environments for using literature with young people.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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EDU 210 - Foundations Of U. S. Education
Foundations of U.S. Education
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to U.S. Education through a study and analysis of the historical, sociological, philosophical, legal, and financial factors basic to the governance and practice of American education. Field experience required.
For Elementary, Secondary, and Physical Education certification students.
Not open to Freshmen.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 212 - Foundatn U. S. Educ Middle Lvl
Foundations Of U.S. Education (Middle Level)
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program.

An introduction to the field of middle level education through study and analysis of the philosophical, historical, sociological, legal and financial factors basic to the governance and practice of American middle schools. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 220 - Educ For Peace & Human Rights
Educ For Peace And Human Rights
Prerequisites: None



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 222 - Creative Expressions
Creative Expressions for Children and Youth
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT or GER student

This course focuses on developing curricular materials to introduce children and youth to the concepts and theory of creativity as it is applied within the creative arts, including art, music, movement/dance, creative writing, and theater education, both in schools and informal educational settings. The course will include student participation in focused creative activities, exploring their own creativity and how to foster this in children and youth.
A three-credit course that would fulfill the Tier II Creative Expressions in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

EDU 234 - Middle School Curriculum
Middle School Curriculum-Literacy And Curriculum
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program.

Study of the development of literacy, constructivist science and mathematics, and on active integrated social studies. Additionally, the changes in pedagogy in the various content areas and the implications of these changes for literacy instruction are addressed. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 237 - Encoding Electronic Texts
Re-Presenting Books: Encoding Electronic Texts
Prerequisite: None

This course provides an introduction to creating digital representations of textual sources that originally appeared in print or manuscript, while also exploring some fundamental questions for literacy, cultural, and media studies (e.g., "What is a book?"). Thoughtfully encoded electronic texts provide a basis for varieties of computer- assisted analysis that can complement traditional practices of close reading by revealing broader patterns that emerge across large bodies of texts. The practice of marking up texts for digital delivery and analysis also draws students' attention to questions of structure, form, and meaning in very concrete ways that complement the kinds of interpretive reading they pursue in other classes. The class provides a practical introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines, a specificiation widely used not only in Humanities research, but also in libraries and museums, and so can prepare students for advanced work in the digital Humanities, as well as internship or career opportunities in libraries or cultural heritage institutions.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 250 - Applied Info Tech In Education
Technology In The Classroom
Prerequisite: None. Not open to Freshman.

This course is designed to introduce students to the use of information technology in the educational environment. Students will develop and be able to apply the technological skills and knowledge necessary to support educational experiences. Educational issues including the standards movement, student centered learning, assessment, collection and management of data and evaluation of materials for educational purposes will be covered.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

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EDU 2XX - Education Elective
Education Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

EDU 300 - Learn/Teach Midl Level/2ndary
Learning And Teaching-Middle Level & Secondary Classroom
Co-requisites: EDU 301 and EDU 404 Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program Education Certification Program.

This course presents an overview of theories of learning most applicable to the teacher's task of promoting students' learning in classrooms. The task of meeting the learning needs of students ranging from the gifted to the various handicapping conditions is addressed as well as the process of matching teaching practices with the range of learning styles typical of middle level and secondary classrooms.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 301 - Field Experience
Clinical Experience: CORE I
Prerequisite: None.



1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction

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EDU 304 - Learn/Teach Elementary Clsrms
Learning And Teaching In Elementary Classrooms
Prerequisite: Admission to CARE

Teacher candidates are expected to gain a systematic body of knowledge from which they can develop a repertoire of teaching practices and curriculum materials to meet the learning of students in Elementary Schools with divergent learning styles, developmental characteristics, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 305 - Reading And Language Arts I
Reading and Language Arts I
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program

An examination of the nature of the reading/language process. Current knowledge about literary development which includes the integration of reading, writing and literature provides the theoretical perspective of this course. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 306 - Reading And Language Arts II
Reading And Language Arts II
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program
Co-requisites: EDU 401, EDU 411, and EDU 412

This course provides pre-service teachers with an integrated approach to the teaching of the language arts (reading/language arts/children's literature), social studies, mathematics, and science in the elementary school. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching will be explored and curriculum materials developed based upon common concepts.
This course is team taught with EDU 411 and EDU 412.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar Team Taught

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EDU 307 - Inclusive Elem Classrooms
Inclusive Elementary Classrooms
Prerequisite: Admission to CARE

This course aims to prepare elementary teacher candidates for inclusion. Major topics covered are: special education legislation, pre-referral interventions, referral, identification, assessment practices, individualized education programs, collaboration, positive behavior supports, adaptations, characteristics and life span needs of individuals who are exceptional.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 308 - Inclusive Secondary Classrooms
Inclusive Secondary Classrooms
Co-requisite: EDU 401, 405 and EDU 410/414
Prerequisite: Admission Teacher Education Program

The major goal of this course is to prepare middle and secondary level teacher candidates for the inclusion of learners who are exceptional. It covers brief history of special education, legislation, court cases, determination of eligibility, accountability, individualized education programs, self-determination, transition to postsecondary environments, and evidence based practices that assure success in general education classrooms.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 316 - Foundations of Literacy
Foundations of Literacy
Prerequisites: None

The first of two literacy courses designed to prepare pre-service elementary education teacher candidates to provide research-based, standards-driven, differentiated literacy instruction to K-3 with diverse language and literacy needs in a variety of educational settings (urban, suburban, and rural). The course is founded on theoretical models of language development and reading acquisition and the understanding of the major components of reading; and creating a literate environment for learning. Students explore the central role of oral language as the foundation for literacy, thinking, and creating a comprehensive, research-based literacy program in early childhood and childhood. Topics studies included the relationship of oral language to reading acquisition, including an in depth understanding of phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, comprehension and higher order thinking; creating a literate environment for learning; and the use of assessment to drive instruction.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 318 - 1st and 2nd Lang Acq
First and Second Language Acquisition
Prerequisites: NONE

This course examines first and second language acquisition theory and processes, factors that influence variation in learning in Spanish and English and how theory and research inform pedagogical practices in bilingual/dual language contexts.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 321 - Literacy Preschool Classroom I
Literacy in the Preschool Classroom I
Prerequisite: Restricted Early Reading First Grant



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 322 - LiteracyPreschl Clrm II-Part I
Literacy in the Preschool Classroom II - Part I

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 323 - LiteracyPreschlClrm II-Part II
Literacy in the Preschool Classrooms II Part II

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 324 - Intro Tchg/Lrng Prschool Clsrm

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 325 - Family,Community, Classroom

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 345 - Intro: Curriculum/Assessment
Introduction To Curriculum and Assessment
Prerequisite: None

This course serves as an introduction to curriculum and assessment. Trends and issues that influence how curriculum is designed, implemented, assessed and managed. This course examines curriculum from the teacher's perspective, at the point of implementation in the classroom and at the grade level.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 357 - Internat'l CrossCultural EDU
International and Cross-Cultural Education
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

Global as well as area studies into the connections between cultures and educational systems throughout the world. Practice in strategies to enhance cross-cultural understanding through studies in international education.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Online, Seminar

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Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

EDU 365 - Special Topics
Special Topics
Prerequisite: None

Special areas of interest in elementary, middle, and secondary school education. Topics will change and course may be repeated with change of topic.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 3XX - Education Elective
Education Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

EDU 401 - Field Experience
Field Experience
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program
Successful completion of EDU 301


1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction

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EDU 404 - Educational Assessment
Educational Assessment
Prerequisites: Admitted to CARE

An introductory course in educational assessment. This course will provide teacher candidates with a general introduction to the theory and practice of assessment as utilized in an educational setting. The course presents concepts of testing and assessment, developing standards- based assessment instruments, test scores interpretation, test reliability and validity, item analysis, grading and classroom assessment in education.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 405 - Sec Lang Acquis & Strategies
Second Language Acquisition & Strategies
Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program
Successful completion of EDU 301

An introductory course in language acquisition and strategies. The course will examine the complex role that classroom teachers play in the development of English Language Learners across affective and cognitive domains. Theories of second language acquisition and research-based practices in the field will be applied with special emphasis on the candidate's program area.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 406 - Student Teaching-Middle School
Student Teaching-Middle Level
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program

A full semester of teaching experience in a Middle Level classroom designed to translate theory into practice. Graded by credit/no credit. This course clearly identifies the student teaching experience required for initial Teaching Certification issued by the Connecticut State Department of Education and is consistent with Connecticut State Department of Education Requirements.

6.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours
25.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Student Teaching

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EDU 410 - Content Area Reading & Writing
Reading And Writing In The Content Area
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program

An overview of reading development and the writing process as they pertain to student learning within the content area classroom. Specific strategies to meet the reading and writing needs of middle and secondary school students with diverse backgrounds will be explored.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 411 - Methods in Elem Mathematics
Methods in Elementary Mathematics
Prerequisite: Admission to CARE
Successful completion of EDU 401

Development of teaching methods based on theoretical and practical aspects of teaching mathematics in elementary grades. Curricular materials, teaching strategies and classroom procedures will be examined and the skills required for teaching math will be developed.
This course is team taught with EDU 306, EDU 412, & EDU 413.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar, Seminar Team Taught

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EDU 412 - Methods in Elem Social Studies
Curriculum Materials: Social Studies
Prerequisite: Admission to CARE

This course provides pre-service teachers with an integrated approach to the teaching of the language arts (reading/language arts/children's literature),social studies, mathematics, and sciences in the elementary school. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching will be explored and curriculum materials developed based upon common concepts.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar Team Taught

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EDU 413 - Methods in Elementary Science
Methods in Elementary Science
Prerequisite: Admission to CARE

Development of teaching methods based on theoretical and practical aspects of teaching science in the elementary grades. Curricular materials, teaching strategies and classroom procedures will be examined and the skills required for teaching science will be developed. All teacher candidates are required to complete a one-week outdoor education clinical experience at Ragged Hill Woods.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 414 - Literacy Devel For Sec English
Literacy Development For Secondary English
Prerequisites: Admission to CARE and Departmental Permission required

Methods and materials for teaching developmental reading and the writing process in the English Language Arts classroom. Specific strategies to meet the reading and writing needs of middle and secondary school students with diverse backgrounds will be explored. Field work requires work with individually selected students.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 417 - App of Literacy and Lang Arts
Applications of Literacy and Language Arts
Prerequisite: Admission to CARE.

This course provides candidates with theoretical models of reading and language development and differentiated instructional approaches in language arts and content area reading. Focus for the course is on evidence-based instruction and the relationship between the standards, theory, assessment, student achievement, reflection, and technology to improve literacy development in reading, writings, speaking and listening.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 425 - Class Mgmt & Assess/Sec School
Classrm Management & Assessment In The Secondary School
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; LAC student with at least two Tier II or GER student

Examination of the secondary school, its organization and curriculum. Trends and issues that influence how instruction is implemented, managed, and assessed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture Team Taught, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

EDU 434 - Middle Sch Curr II:Rdg/LA/SocS
Middle School Curric II:Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program.

Development of a teaching rationale based on theoretical and practical aspects of teaching reading/language arts and social studies in the middle grades. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 435 - Mdl Schl Curric II:Math/Scienc
Middle School Curriculum II:Mathematics And Science
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program.

Development of a teaching rationale based on theoretical and practical aspects of teaching science and mathematics in the middle grades. Curricular materials, teaching strategies, classroom procedures and materials will be examined and the skills for teaching math and science will be developed. Field experience required. All students are also expected to participate in a one week outdoor education field experience at Ragged Hill Woods.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 438 - Parenting
Parenting
Prerequisite: None

A course designed to investigate in depth the issues, expectations and realities of parenting. Theories of parenting will be a part of the course but the major area of focus will be on issues relating to effective parenting.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 440 - The Middle School
The Middle School
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program

Taken in conjunction with EDU 406. Examination of the modern middle school, its organization and curriculum. Discussion and assignments will focus on trends and issues that influence how instruction is implemented and addressed. Adaptations for a range of learners and environments are considered.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 450 - Pre-Student Teaching ELE Sch
Pre-Student Teaching (Elementary Schools)
Prerequisites: Admitted to CARE.

An intensive clinical practice, 135 hours in the K-6 grade classroom. Designed to translate theory into practice. Graded by credit/no credit. Candidates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in content, pedagogy and professional dispositions. A candidate will not be permitted to student teach unless they meet minimum competencies on the pre-student teaching rubric.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction

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EDU 451 - Pre-Student Teaching Sec Sch
Pre-Student Teaching (Secondary Schools)
Co-requisite: EDU 460/462/463/464
Prerequisites: EDU 401

An intensive clinical practice, 135 hours in the 7-12 grade classroom. Designed to translate theory into practice. Graded by credit/no credit. Candidates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in content, pedagogy and professional dispositions. Candidates will not be permitted to student teach unless they meet minimum competencies on the pre-student teaching rubric.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction

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EDU 457 - Internat'l & CrossCult EDU Exp
International And Cross-Cultural Educational Experience
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H, or T1SS course or GER student

A guided reflection on an international and/or cross-cultural educational experience supervised by a faculty member and the university.
Fulfills the requirments of a Tier II Cultural Perspectives course in Eastern's Liberal Arts Core Curriculum as a 3 credit course.

3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction

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Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

EDU 460 - Prin, PracTeaching Bio/EES
Principles, Practices Of Teaching Biology, Env Earth Science
Corequisite: EDU 451
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Development of a philosophy of teaching biology and environmental earth science within the framework of a secondary science program. Selection and organization of materials. Guidance for student growth in developing scientific attitudes. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 462 - Prin,Prac Of Teaching English
Principles And Practices Of Teaching English
Co-requisite: EDU 451
Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education Program

Fundamental objectives and methodology in teaching English. Review of materials and programs in secondary schools. The development of attitudes in using newer approaches. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 463 - Prin, Prac History, Soc Study
Principles,Practices Of Teaching History &Social Studies
Co-requisite: EDU 451
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program

Development of a philosophy for teaching history and social studies in the secondary schools. Current trends and issues curriculum programs, teaching strategies, classroom procedures, and materials will be examined and developed. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 464 - Prin, Prac Of Teaching Math
Principles And Practices Of Teaching Mathematics
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program
Co-requisite: EDU 451

A course for those preparing to teach mathematics in the secondary school. Planning, methods of instruction, methods of curriculum development and techniques of evaluation will be covered. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 465 - Class Manage&Assess/ElemSchool
Classroom Management & Assessment In The Elementary School
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program; LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student
Co-requisite: EDU 470

Examination of the elementary school, its organization and curriculum. Trends and issues that influence how instruction is implemented, managed, and assessed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture Team Taught, Lecture

Education Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

EDU 470 - Student Teaching-Elementary
Student Teaching-Elementary Schools
Prerequisites: Completion of Core I And II of Elementary, Approval of Field Experience Coordinator Education certification program, and EDU 450

A full semester of teaching experience in the classroom designed to translate theory into practice. Seminars required. Graded by credit/no credit. Completion of professional courses, admission to the Teacher Education Program, and submission of student teaching preference form. This course clearly identifies the student teaching experience required for initial Teaching Certification issued by the Connecticut State Department of Education and is consistent with Connecticut State Department of Education Requirements.

6.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours
16.000 TO 25.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Student Teaching

Education Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

EDU 471 - Student Teaching-Secondary Edu
Student Teaching-Secondary Education
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Approval of Field Experience Coordinator and EDU 451

A full semester of teaching experience in the classroom designed to translate theory into practice. Seminars required. Graded by credit/no credit. Completion of professional courses, admission to the Teacher Education Program, and submission of student teaching preference form. This course clearly identifies the student teacher experience required for initial Teaching Certification issued by the Connecticut State Department of Education and is consistent with Connecticut State Department of Education Requirements.

6.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours
16.000 TO 25.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Student Teaching

Education Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

EDU 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisite: None

Research in an appropriate area of study. Consent of instructor and approval of department chairperson required.

1.000 TO 7.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 7.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

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EDU 490 - Internship
Internship In Education
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor, Approval of Dept Chair

This course is designed to allow outstanding students, who are recommended by university advisors, to have practical experience under the cooperative supervision of the student's advisor, and an outside school or agency. A plan of study must be filed with the student's advisor and the Education department chairperson. Graded by credit/no credit

1.000 TO 7.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 14.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

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EDU 491 - Practicum:Mathematics Tutoring
Practical Exper.In Devel. & Deliver.Of Math Intervention
Prerequisite: Department Permission Required

This course offers practical experience in the development and deliverance of math intervention material through tutoring 7th and 8th grade students at Windham Middle School.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction

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EDU 4XX - Education Elective
Education Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

EDU 501 - Clinical Practices: Exp I
Clinical Practices: Experience I
Prerequisite: Admission to a Certification Program

This course provides additional opportunity for students to relate theory with practice through a 45-hour per semester field experience with learners in educational settings and a monthly seminar to discuss participants' observations and participation. Students will concentrate on observation, documentation and reflection on the issues of diversity, teaching and planning and classroom management (1 credit).

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction, Online

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EDU 502 - Clinical Practice: Exp II
Clinical Practices: Experience II
Prerequisite: EDU 501; Admission to CARE

This course provides additional opportunity for students to relate theory with practice through a 45-hours per semester field experience with learners in educational settings and a monthly seminar to discuss participants' observations and participation. Students will concentrate on observation, documentation and reflection on the issues of diversity, teaching and planning and classroom management (1 credit).

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction, Online

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EDU 503 - Clinical Practices: Exp III
Clinical Practices: Experience III
Prerequisite: EDU 502; Admission to a Certification Program
Co-requisite: EDU 532, 537, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 560, 563 or RLA 512

This course provides additional opportunity for students to relate theory with practice through a 45-hours per semester field experience with learners in educational settings and a monthly seminar to discuss participants' observations and participation. Students will concentrate on observation, documentation and reflection on the issues of diversity, teaching and planning and classroom management (1-credit).

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction, Online

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EDU 504 - Educational Assessment
Educational Assessment
Prerequisites: None

An introductory course in educational assessment. This course will provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a general introduction to the theory and practice of assessment as utilized in educational settings. The course presents concepts of testing and assessment, developing standards-based assessment instruments, test scores interpretation, test reliability and validity, item analysis, grading and classroom assessment in education.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 505 - Second Language Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition & Strategies
Prerequisite: None

An introductory course in second language acquisition and strategies. The course will examine the complex role that classroom teachers play in the development of English Language Learners across affective and cognitive domains. Theories of second language acquisition and research-based practices in the field will be applied with special emphasis on the candidate's program area.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 506 - Foundations of Bilingual Educ.
Foundations of Bilingual Education
Prerequisites: None



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 507 - Parenting
Parenting
Prerequisite: None

Investigates in depth the issues, expectations and realities of parenting. Theories of parenting will be part of the course and the major area of focus will be on issues relating to effective parenting. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 508 - Research in Education
Research in Education
Prerequisite:None(Formerly titled Intro to Research)

Note: This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in all Education Master's programs.
Provides a background in research design and methodology which allows students to read and interpret the findings and conclusions of original empirical research articles. Introduces basic concepts in qualitative and quantitative research methods and writing and promotes skill in the critical evaluation of these procedures.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 510 - Content Area Reading & Writing
Content Area Reading and Writing
An overview of the reading and writing processes as they pertain to student learning within the content area classroom. Specific strategies to meet the reading and writing needs of middle and secondary school students with diverse backgrounds will be explored. Field work required for graduates involves working with individually selected students.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 511 - Learn/Teach: Concepts/Models
Learning And Teaching: Concepts And Models
Prerequisite: None

This course presents an in-depth analysis of theories of learning most applicable to promoting optimal student learning in the classroom.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 512 - Ed'l Theory & Design
Educational Theory, Design, Practice adn Assessment
Prerequisite: None

Building on a survey of educational theory, design, practice, and assessment, participating educators will develop the rationales and plans for the implementation of curricula for their classrooms and other educational settings.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 514 - Literacy Devel For Sec English
Literacy Development For Secondary English
Prerequisite: NONE

Methods and materials for teaching developmental reading and the writing process in the English Language Arts classroom. Specific strategies to meet the reading and writing needs of middle and secondary school students with diverse backgrounds will be explored. Field work requires work with individually selected students.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 515 - Literacy Devel For Sec English
Literacy Development For Secondary English
Prerequisites: Admission to CARE and Department Permission required



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 516 - Foundations of Literacy
Foundations of Literacy
Prerequisites: None

The first of two literacy courses designed to prepare pre-service elementary education teacher candidates to provide research-based, standards-driven, differentiated literacy instruction to K-3with diverse language and literacy needs in a variety of educational settings (urban, suburban, and rural). The course is founded on theoretical models of language development and reading acquisition and the understanding of the major components of reading; and creating a literate environment for learning. Students explore the central role of oral language as the foundation for literacy, thinking, and creating a comprehensive, research-based literacy program in early childhood and childhood. Topics studied included the relationship of oral language to reading acquisition, including an in depth understanding of phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, comprehension and higher order thinking; creating a literate environment for learning; and the use of assessment to drive instruction.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 517 - App of Literacy and Lang Arts
Applications of Literacy and Language Arts
Prerequisite: Admission to CARE.

This course provides candidates with theoretical models of reading and language development and differentiated instructional approaches in language arts and content area reading. Focus for the course is on evidence-based instruction and the relationship between the standards, theory, assessment, student achievement, reflection and technology to improve literacy development in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 518 - Methods Teach English Learners
Methods of Teaching English Learners
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to support advanced candidates with skill development through an applied field experience with English Learners (ELs) framed by in-class and online theoretical components. The course will examine the complex role that classroom teachers play in the development of English Learners across affective and cognitive domains. Theories of second language acquisition and research-based practices will be investigated with special emphasis on the candidate's program (e.g. elementary, secondary content areas).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 521 - Pre-Student Teaching Sec Sch
Pre-Student Teaching (Secondary Schools)
Pre-requisites: EDU 301, 501, or 502

An intensive clinical practice, 135 hours in the 7-12 grade classroom. Designed to translate theory into practice. Graded by credit/no credit. Candidates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in content, pedagogy and professional dispositions. A candidate will not be permitted to student teach unless they meet minimum competencies on the pre-student teaching rubric.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction, Lecture

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EDU 523 - Pre-Student Teaching Ele Sch
Pre-Student Teaching (Elementary Schools)
Prerequisite: None

An intensive clinical practice, 135 hours in the K-6 grade classroom. Designed to translate theory into practice. Graded by credit/no credit. Candidates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in content, pedagogy and professional dispositions. A candidate will not be permitted to student teach unless they meet minimum competencies on the pre-student teaching rubric.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction

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EDU 525 - Class Mgmt & Assess/Sec School
Classroom Management & Assessment In The Secondary School
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program Co-requisite: EDU 571

Examination of the secondary school, its organization and curriculum. Trends and issues that influence how instruction is implemented, managed, and assessed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar, Seminar Team Taught

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EDU 527 - Creative Dramatics-Classroom
Creative Dramatics For The Classroom
Prerequisite: None

A practical course developing the use of dramatics in the classroom from pupil-created to teacher-directed presentation, including basics of make-up, scenery, and management.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 530 - Modern Mathematics-Classroom I
Modern Mathematics In The Classroom
Prerequisite: Six hours of College Mathematics or Consent of Instructor

Will provide additional depth in understanding the content of mathematics taught in grades N-6. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 531 - Modern Math: The Classroom II
Modern Mathematics In The Classroom II
Prerequisite: Six hours of College Mathematics or Consent of Instructor.

A continuation of EDU 530. It deals with content appropriate for grades 7-12. Additional mathematical topics and their applications will be studied.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 532 - Current Issues/Trends: Math
Current Issues And Trends: Mathematics
Prerequisite: None

Emphasis in this course is on methods for teaching mathematics at all grade levels. Participants will concentrate on individual areas of interest through investigation of visual and manipulative aids, games, techniques of instruction, and structure of various mathematical concepts. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 537 - Science In Elementary School
Science In The Elementary School
Prerequisite: None

Uses an activity-oriented approach to deal with theoretical and practical aspects of developing science experiences for children. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 539 - Field Mthd Marine Env: Proj O
Field Methods In Marine Environmental Education: Project O
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Note: EDU 539 and SCI 546 is an integrated sequence and must be taken together. Students should register for both classes.
Will give teachers an opportunity to learn how to incorporate marine studies in their classrooms and on field trips. Will cover: (a) a review of available resource materials including oceanography curricula, books, films, etc.; (b) the use of classroom and laboratory activities such as experiments or maintaining marine aquaria; (c) the planning and conducting of shoreline and on-the-water field trips using hands-on activities. For information on Project Oceanology, call Dr. Howard M. Weiss, (860) 445-9007, or the Graduate Office.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 540 - Topics Marine Environ: Proj O
Topics In Marine Environmental Education: Project Oceanology
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

An independent study course restricted to graduate students who have completed the four required courses (EDU 539, SCI 546, SCI 518, and SCI 519) in the Masters Concentration in Marine Environmental Education. For information on Project Oceanology, call Dr. Jacqueline Bowman (860)456-4532 or Dr. Howard M. Weiss (860)445-9007.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

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EDU 541 - Curriculum Innovation Science
Curriculum Innovation In Science
Prerequisite: None

Introduces teachers to new curriculum materials and recent developments related to the teaching of science. A workshop approach is used to provide participants with many opportunities to examine and evaluate new science materials and activities.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 542 - Current Issues/Trends: Science
Current Issues And Trends: Science
Prerequisite: None

Seminar and workshop sessions deal with contemporary approaches to science teaching and modern science curriculum projects. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 544 - Patterns:Typical/Exceptional
Patterns Of Development: Typical And Exceptional
Prerequisite: None

This course profiles children in varying stages of development as explained by the major theories of human development, examines the special characteristics of children whose development varies from normative profiles, and discusses multicultural issues and perspectives. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 545 - Curriculum Dvlopmnt/Evaluation
Curriculum Development And Evaluation
Prerequisite: None

A study of the development and evaluation of school curriculum. Students will gain experience by applying curriculum theories and processes in an educational setting. Particular attention will be paid to management systems and current models of curriculum design and evaluation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Team Taught, Online

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EDU 546 - Issues/Applicatn in 2ndry Math
Issues and Applications in Secondary Mathematics
Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education Program.

A course designed for those preparing to teach mathematics in the secondary school. Planning, methods of instruction, methods of curriculum development and techniques of evaluation will be covered.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 547 - Issues/Applicatn 2ndry His/SS
Issues and Applications in Secondary History/Social Studies
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program

Development of a philosophy for teaching history and social studies in the secondary schools. Current trends and issues, curriculum programs, teaching strategies, classroom procedures, and materials will be examined and developed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 548 - Issues/Apps in 2ndary English
Issues and Applications in Secondary English
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

Fundamental objectives and methodology in teaching English. Review of materials and programs in secondary schools. The development of attitudes in using newer approaches. The course will provide the knowledge and skills to enable student teachers to develop units and lesson plans appropriate for students with a broad range of learning needs.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 549 - Issues & App in 2ndary Bio/EES
Issues/Applications in Secondary Biology and Env. Earth Science
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program

Development of a philosophy of teaching biology and environmental earth science within the framework of a secondary science program. Selection and organization of materials. Guidance for student growth in developing scientific attitudes. The course is designed to help pre-service teachers develop the knowledge needed to organize and teach biology and environmental earth science to students in a high school setting.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 550 - Measurement And Evaluation
Measurement and Evaluation
Prerequisite: None

Practical solutions to classroom measurement and evaluation problems. Discussion of test construction, testing procedures and use of standardized and teacher-made tests. Competency testing will be included.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 551 - Statistics
Statistics
Prerequisite: None

Application and computation of measures of central tendency and variability, elements of probability, binomial and normal distributions, regression and correlation, and introduction to sampling theory. A basic course in general statistical methods and interpretation which can be applied to education and the social sciences.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 552 - Geometry
Geometry
Prerequisite: None

Euclidean geometry through traditional and transformational approaches. Spherical and coordinate geometries are studied.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 553 - Computers Classroom/Curriculum
Computers In The Classroom And Curriculum
Prerequisite: None

Provides a basis for use of computers in educational settings. Topics discussed include the applications of software and the Internet for learning and teaching, productivity tools, and curriculum design and planning in educational technology.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 554 - Logo: A Program Language
Logo: A Programming Language
Prerequisite: None

Examines rationale, development, and use of LOGO to promote critical thinking, mathematics, and writing. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online

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EDU 555 - Education And Society
Education And Society
Prerequisite: None

Note: This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in all Education Master's programs.
A critical study of American education system and contemporary educational practices in relation to historical perspectives, societal issues, philosophical principles, political and economic policies and current initiatives.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 556 - Tech Applications In Math
Technology Applications In Mathematics
Prerequisites: Department Permission Required

This course focuses on the applications of technology such as calculators, virtual manipulatives, online software packages, and spreadsheet for teaching mathematics. Students will have opportunities to explore elementary and/or secondary mathematics content based on their area of certification and expertise.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online, Seminar

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EDU 557 - Internationl/Cross-Cultural Ed
International And Cross-Cultural Education
Prerequisite: None

Global as well as area study of the nature of cultures and educational systems in industrialized, democratic nations, socialist societies and Third World countries around the world.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 558 - Culture/Educ Amer Minorities
Culture And Education Of American Minorities
Prerequisite: None

Interdisciplinary study of the history, culture, and educational programs of several American social and ethnic groups such as Puerto Ricans, Afro-Americans, Native Americans, Spanish-Americans, Amish, Southern Mountaineers, and migrant farm workers. An examination of aspects of culture, techniques of culture study, and implications of cultural pluralism of our society. Development of strategies of improving intergroup understanding, human relations skills, and multi-cultural education.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 559 - Innovations In Social Studies
Curriculum Innovations In Social Studies
Prerequisites: Department Permission Required and Admission to MS in Education, and EDU 508

An exploration of innovative teaching practices and applications to the social studies classroom.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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EDU 560 - Curric Development: Math/Sci
Curriculum Development: Mathematics/Science
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program

Mathematics and science curriculum development based on theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning. The course is designed to provide preservice teachers with an integrated approach to the teaching of mathematics and science. Theoretical and practical aspects of teaching mathematics and science will be explored and students will develop curricular materials based on their explorations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Team Taught

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EDU 561 - Values Educ/Moral Development
Values Education And Moral Development
Prerequisite: None

Interdisciplinary study of various approaches to values education. Survey of the historical background of the relationship between religion and education and church-state relationships. Experiences with values clarification. Examination of theories of moral development. Strategies for development of moral reasoning and actions.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 562 - Curri Developmnt: Eng/Soc St.
Curriculum Development:English/Social Studies
Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education Program

Reading and Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum development based on theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning. This course is designed to provide preservice teachers with an integrated approach to the teaching of reading/language arts and social studies. Theoretical and practical aspects teaching reading/language arts and social studies will be explored and students will develop curricular materials based on their explorations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Team Taught

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EDU 563 - Issues/Trends: Social Studies
Current Issues And Trends: Social Studies
Prerequisite: None

An analysis of the ways in which the social studies curriculum reflects the needs of our democratic society and of the modern world. Teachers will develop appropriate classroom materials for the social studies curriculum. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 565 - Class Manage&Assess/ElemSchool
Classrm Management & Assessment In The Elementary School
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program: CARE.
Co-Requisite: Student Teaching: EDU 573

Examination of the elementary school, its organization and curriculum. Trends and issues that influence how instruction is implemented, managed, and assessed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar, Seminar Team Taught

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EDU 570 - Capstone Seminar
Capstone Seminar (Completed At End Of Program)
Note: Final Course in all programs; Permission of Graduate Program Advisor required

A seminar in which graduate students will evaluate, apply and synthesize research and curriculum concepts from the previous graduate courses.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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EDU 571 - Student Teaching: Secondary
Graduate Student Teaching: Secondary School
Prerequisite:Admission to the Teacher Education Program
and EDU 521.

A full semester of teaching experience in the classroom designed to translate theory into practice. Seminars required. Graded by credit/no credit. Completion of professional courses, admission to the Teacher Education Program, and submission of student teaching preferences form. This course clearly identifies the student teaching experience required for initial Teaching Certification issued by the Connecticut State Department of Education and is consistent with Connecticut Department of Education Requirements.

6.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours
25.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Student Teaching

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EDU 572 - Philosophy Of Education
Philosophy Of Education
Prerequisite: None

A study and analysis of philosophies of education from the classic to the contemporary with emphasis on the implications for curriculum construction and classroom practice.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 573 - Student Teaching: Elementary
Graduate Student Teaching: Elementary School
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDU 523.

A full semester of teaching experience in the classroom designed to translate theory into practice. Seminars required. Graded by credit/no credit. Completion of professional courses, admission to the Teacher Education Program, and submission of student teaching preference form. This course clearly identifies the student teaching experience required for initial Teaching Certification issued by the Connecticut State Department of Education and is consistent with Connecticut Department of Education Requirements.

6.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours
25.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Student Teaching

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EDU 574 - Seminar In School Law
Seminar In School Law
Prerequisite: None

Constitutional and statutory provisions for a public school system; origin and legal status of the local school unit; nature of the board of education; legal status of the teacher and the administrative officers; legal rights and responsibilities of parents and pupils; evolution of legal provisions for school support; nature of capital expenditures.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 575 - Dig Media & Mob Dev in K-12
Digital Media and Mobile Devices in the K-12 Classroom
The goal of this course is to help teachers identify and acquire the strategies to use digital media and mobile devices to increase learning success in a K-12 classroom in any content area.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 577 - Educ Computing: Theory/Practic
Educational Computing: Theory And Practice
Prerequisite: None

An examination of the research on computer use in education as it relates to current and future uses of computers in the schools. Development of an in-depth project related to software evaluation, curriculum development, the teaching of programming, or another relevant topic.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 580 - Productivity Tools/Curriculum
Productivity Tools And Curriculum Applications
Prerequisite: None

Examines issues, theories and past, current and future applications of computers in the schools. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 581 - Teaching Gifted And Talented
Teaching The Gifted And Talented Child
Prerequisite: None

Identification characteristics and educational programs for the gifted and talented as well as discussion, evaluation, and application of basic theories and techniques of teaching. Emphasis on enrichment activities. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 582 - Teaching Exceptional Learners
Mainstreaming Special Education
Prerequisite: None

Exploration of approaches to teaching students with exceptionalities. Strategies for meeting the diverse needs of students in general education will be demonstrated. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 586 - The Study Of Teaching
The Study Of Teaching
Prerequisite: None

Designed to help teachers study their verbal and non-verbal classroom behavior. Aspects of teaching process will be analyzed through self-analysis, research, and classroom application. Topics to be examined include classroom interaction (e.g., the Flanders system), teaching styles, appraisal techniques, and classroom organization and management.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 5XX - Education Elective
Education Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

EDU 605 - School Finance
School Finance
Prerequisite: None

Economics of education at the federal, state, and local levels. Planning, execution, and appraisal of school finances in specific administrative units.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 608 - Principles of Edu Research
Principles of Educational Research
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to provide candidates with the theory and practice of research as utilized in educational settings. The course presents multiple research designs, procedures and techniques that will assist students in understanding and evaluating both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in education.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 610 - Assessment in Special Educat'n
Assessment in Special Education
Prerequisite: EDU 582

The intent of this course is to provide the students with (1) knowledge of various assessment practices, and (2) skills in the assessment of learners with disabilities. The course focuses on the assessment of intelligence, reading, writing, mathematics, and social-emotional behavior. It also covers the development of instructional objectives based on assessment data.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online, Seminar

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EDU 611 - Methods: Special Learners
Methods of Teaching Special Learners
Prerequisites: NONE

This course focuses on various teaching methods that are utilized for exceptional learners, including challenged and gifted/talented learners. Students learn to develop individualized education plans. The course also covers techniques for identifying, adapting and developing instructional materials.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online, Seminar

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EDU 612 - Assistive/Adaptive Technology
Assistive Technology
Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program

This course provides an overview of assistive technology. Students learn applications of low, elementary, and high technology assistive devices in the area of communication, mobility, education, recreation, vocation, independence, and rehabilitation. It provides information on methods and organizational approaches to integrating assistive technology in the classroom.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online, Seminar

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EDU 615 - Coaching and Mentoring
Coaching and Mentoring
This course explores current theory, research, and best practices related to the mentoring and coaching of teachers. Students will examine effective teaching, analyze a variety of coaching and mentoring models, discuss and implement effective coacing practices, and explore social and ethical issues related to coaching. The course is designed to develop the leadership skills of teachers in order to empower them to assist in the growth and development of teachers.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 617 - Contemp Literacies in Content
Contemporary Literacies in the Content Areas
Prerequisites: None

This course explores new media literacy in the context of elementary and secondary classrooms across all content areas, introducing participants to pedagogical approaches to address the Common Core State Standards in literacy that will help maximize student engagement and learning. Through course readings and face-to-face and online discussions, participants will explore ways to address both traditional literacy standards and new media literacy in the classroom. Students will investigate the use of multimodal texts and multimedia literacy as well as digital writing, blogging, and vlogging as teaching tools in the content areas and in interdisciplinary classrooms.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 619 - Strategies for instruct to ELs
Strategies for Content Instruction to English Learners
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to support advanced candidates with skill development through an applied field experience with English Learners (ELs) framed by practical online components. The course will examine classroom teacher's role in the development of English Learners from across affective and cognitive domains. Strategies for scaffolding second language acquisition and research-based practices will be investigated with special emphasis on Sheltered Instruction at the candidate's program level (e.g. elementary, secondary content areas.) Curriculum considerations will be explored in the context of content area instruction.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 620 - Tech Planning And Evaluation
Technology Planning And Evaluation
Prerequisite: None

This course provides a basis for school leaders to effectively supervise instructional technology planning and evaluation with guidance on purchasing and networking, national and state administration standards, and future trends and horizons.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online

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EDU 621 - Supervision Teach/Learn w/Tech
EDU 621 Supervision of Teaching & Learning w/Technology
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to prepare participants to evaluate the use of technology in instruction, access teacher and student skills and plan for development of technologically skilled teachers and students.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online

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EDU 622 - Admin Applications Educ Tech
Administrative Applications of Educational Technology
Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program in Ed Tech

This course is designed to prepare participants to use educational technology at the campus and district level as well as address funding issues, supervision of technology personnel and the use of technology in school and district administration.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online

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EDU 623 - Issues and Tends in Ed Tech
Issues and Trends in Educational Technology


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 624 - Social/Legal/Ethics Inst Tech
Social, Legal And Ethical Issues In Educational Technology
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to prepare participants to deal with the issues of copyright, equity, access, and appropriate use of instructional technology at the campus and district level.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online

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EDU 625 - Sem In Ed Tech Leadership
Seminar In Educational Technology Leadership
Prerequisite: None

This is a hybrid course with three required on-campus sessions while the remainder of the work will be addressed through on-line resources. As the culminating course in the Master of Science in Educational Technology, the Seminar in Educational Technology Leadership is designed to provide a forum for analysis and exploration of current issues and topics in the field as well as opportunities for ongoing reflection and integration of theoretical and experiential knowledge in order to gain an informed, personalized perspective on the use of technology in the education of others.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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EDU 653 - Ed Tech Practice & Assessment
Educational Technology Practice and Assessment
Prerequisites: None

Provides a basis for use of digital technology in educational settings. Topics discussed include instructional technology pedagogy, curriculum design and evaluation of digital resources including both hardware and software.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 656 - Tech Applications in Math
Teach Math/Science with Tech
Prerequisites: NONE

the purpose of this course is to enhance practicing teachers and professionals' mathematics and/or science content knowledge through the use of technology such as calculators, virtual manipulatives or labs, online software packages and videos, and spreadheet programs. Candidates will have opportunities to explore elementary and/or secondary mathematics and/or science content based on their area of certification and experitse.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online, Seminar

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EDU 657 - Global Connections in Ed
Global Connections in Education
Prerequisites: None

From a foundation of surveying the cultural and societal influences on education in the United States, students will compare and contrast their educational experiences with their research using online resources about the functions of schooling throughout the world.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 660 - Math/Science Integrative Appr
Math and Science Content: An Integrative Approach
Prerequisites: None

The purpose of this course is to increase candidates' content knowledge in mathematics and science using an integrative approach. The course will provide teachers and working professionals opportunities to select topics that have potential to integrate mathematics/science contents to enhance their professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Team Taught, Online

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EDU 662 - Inquiry, Problem Solv & Mod
Inquiry, Problem Solving and Modeling in STEM Content
Prerequisites: None

Focus of this course is on understanding STEM content through the inquiry, problem solving, and modeling approaches. Participants will develop inquiry based on their content discipline and experiences.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 665 - Inquiry Learning in ELA class
Inquiry-Based Learning in the ELA Classroom
Prerequisites: None

This course is focused on an integrative approach to approach to teaching critical thinking skills in the elementary and secondary ELA classroom through a pedagogy based upon inquiry and problem-posing. Participants will explore the theory behind inquiry-based instruction using a multidisciplinary approach, learning how to construct effective, challenging learning experiences for students while addressing relevant Common Core Standards in ELA. Participants will also explore and evaluate a variety of assessment strategies.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 667 - Writing Inst Theory & Practice
Writing Instruction: Theory and Practice
Prerequisites: None

This course, designed primarily for elementary and secondary ELA teachers, explores current theory, research, and best practices related to the teaching of writing in elementary and secondary schools. Candidates will examine models of effective writing instruction in ELA and the content areas, identify and articulate writing conventions across the curriculum, and explore a variety of methods to incorporate writing to support course content. Several current theories and models of writing assessment will be addressed. Candidates will also explore web-based writing and other technology-based writing resources.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 668 - Read Write with Expo Texts
Teaching Reading and Writing with Expository Texts
Prerequisite: None
This is a graduate level seminar specifically designed to address the Reading for Information and Writing Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. It is open to elementary and secondary certified teachers in all content areas. The course will provide an overview of the characters of diverse expository text in print and electronic formats. It will include strategies to teach techniques, and evidence based instructional routines. It will also explore effective and evidence based strategies to develop and cultivate student expository writing across content areas.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 670 - Workshop
Workshop
Prerequisite: None

Group study of special topics. May not be used to meet graduate major requirements. May be used for elective credit.

2.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 675 - Seminar: Issues In Education
Seminar, Issues In Education
Prerequisite: None

Offered on a one-time basis to study, examine, and reflect upon current trends, issues, and practices.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online, Seminar

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EDU 677 - Emerging Ed Technologies
Emerging Educational Technologies
Prerequisites: None

Explorations into applications of emerging educational technologies in education. Participants will develop electronic portfolios that showcase open educational resources, software, graphic and web design, distance learning, digital management applications, and other emerging technologies in their current and future curricular design, practice, and assessment.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 680 - Issues & Trends in Sp Ed
Issues and Trends in Special Education
Prerequisites: None

The purpose of this course is to increase candidates' content knowledge in current issues and trends in special education. The course will provide teachers and working professionas opportunities to explore the evolution of special educaiton, leadership practices within the field and strategies to address the needs of diverse learners across content areas. Candidates will complete a minimum of 15 service hours.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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EDU 693 - Coll Data Literacy Project
Collaborative Data Literacy Project
Prerequisites: EDU 608

Candidates in this course are expected to demonstrate how they imporove their practices through data literacy and make positive impact on student learning by collaborating with colleagues, administrators, and parent/family. This course is tied with candidates' clinical experiences in which they identify and design strategies and interventions that support learning of all students.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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EDU 695 - Graduate Internship
Graduate Internship
Prerequisite: None

Faculty-supervised, community-based work experience individually designed to supplement classroom work. In conjunction with faculty advisor, student selects appropriate experience. Maximum of 6 credits counted toward degree.

1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 24.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Internship

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EDU 696 - Research And Readings
Research And Readings
Prerequisite: None

Individual research and analysis of a specific topic under the direction of a faculty member.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Directed Research

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EDU 697 - Culminating Research Project
Culminating Research Project
Pre-req: EDU 608

This seminar focuses on designing and conducting educational research to seek answers to critical research questions in a discipline or field of inquiry. The participants are expected to conduct an action research project and share Readings course (EDU 696) and build from that experience to conduct an action research. The final project is an in-depth research paper that demonstrates student ability to successfully design and conduct educational research.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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EDU 698 - Thesis I
Thesis I
Prerequisite: None

Initial research and preparation of thesis proposal.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Thesis

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EDU 699 - Thesis II
Thesis II
Prerequisite: None

Preparation of thesis pertaining to a selected research project.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Thesis

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EDU 6XX - Education Elective
Education Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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