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EDU 6000 LEADERSHIP IN 21ST
CENTURY SCHOOLS (3 s.h.)
This course is designed to develop leadership skills in decision-making,
goal setting and collaboration for teachers of the 21st Century. Candidates
will examine the importance of school culture and their role in school
improvement and site based management.
EDU 6100 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
This course focuses on current and engaging technologies that are available
to teachers for instruction. Candidates will explore technologies which
are powerful teaching tools for facilitating learning and improving performance
of today's diverse learners. E-evidences of classroom instructional methodologies
will be required by the completion of the course.
EDU 6200 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
This course is designed to assist professionals in understanding, analyzing,
and evaluating educational research findings. Candidates will explore
quantitative and qualitative approaches. Candidates will be required to
begin the development of an action research project.
EDU 6300 TRENDS AND ISSUES
IN EDUCATION (3 s.h.)
This course explores the political, economic, and historical issues and
trends which currently impact education. Through an inquiry approach,
candidates will explore changing views of curriculum and instruction and
issues in accommodating differences.
EDU 6350 MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION (3 s.h.)
Understanding human differences impacts our contemporary classroom. This
course examines the interactions among individuals, culture, and institutions.
Candidates will explore human differences and the role they play in interpersonal
and intergroup relations. Candidates will develop strategies to assist
diverse learners to be more successful in school.
EDU 6250 USE OF EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND
EVALUATION (3 s.h.)
Candidates will examine how the instructional strategies used in the classroom
align with known best practices and research findings, explore the alignment
between what is being taught and state standards, and develop goals to
improve student performance based on the analysis of achievement, demographic,
and program data.
EDU 6600 LITERACY METHODS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 s.h.)
Candidates will explore the nature of reading difficulties, as well as
practical approaches for informal assessment and instructional strategies.
The course includes research on intervention programs and multicultural
strategies along with extensive descriptions of tests. Candidates will
explore the laws for education such as IDEA and RTI.
EDU 6610 DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF READING/MATH
DIFFICULTIES (3 s.h.)
Candidates will develop an understanding of the relationship of the psychological
factors and individual remedial instruction in language arts and mathematics.
A comprehensive study is made of selected diagnostic tests and remedial
procedures. This class will emphasize diagnosis of basic mathematics computation
errors; types of errors will be illustrated, and suggested corrective
procedures will be explored. Types of language arts errors will be analyzed
and suggested corrective procedures will be explored.
EDU 6620 SPECIAL EDUCATION: LEGAL, ETHICAL,
AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES (3 s.h.)
Candidates will examine the historical perspectives of special education
and its classifications, philosophical and theoretical foundations, legal
ramifications, and current trends and issues. Examination of ethical issues
will include placements and transition, and behavior management. Family
involvement, cultural diversity and collaboration will also be explored.
EDU 6630 CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING
FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES (3 s.h.)
Candidates will examine the principles and practices of curriculum assessment,
planning, and instruction. Emphasis is placed on formal and informal assessment
strategies including formative and summative assessments. The designing
of assessment strategies that lead to the implementation of instructional
methods and strategies is also an integral part of this course.
EDU 6640 TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES
FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (3 s.h.)
Candidates will conduct an overview of exceptional children with an emphasis
on methods and materials for integrating students into general classrooms.
Differentiated instruction for today's diverse classrooms will be a focus
for the course.
EDU 6700 FOUNDATIONS OF READING (3 s.h.)
This course examines the cognitive, linguistic, and affective factors
impacting readers. Candidates will explore how literacy instruction has
progressed utilizing a variety of instructional and management strategies.
Critical reading of professional literature will support the understanding
of the intersection of language, society, culture, and the reader.
EDU 6710 FOUNDATIONS OF WRITING (3 s.h.)
This course will examine current theories and models for the writing process.
Candidates will examine the stages of writing and how to encourage and
assist students who are at a variety of stages in the writing process.
Emphasis will be on the use of literature for children and adolescents
as a means of demonstrating good writing. Writer's Workshop, mini-lessons,
teacher conferences, collaborative student revisions and editing groups
will be examined. Candidates will develop a better understanding of the
teaching of phonics, spelling, and grammar in context. Websites for supporting
young writers and publishing their texts will be explored. An instructional
unit will be required.
EDU 6720 DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF READING
DIFFICULTIES (3 s.h.)
From reading interests to reading difficulties, candidates will learn
to ascertain student strengths and weaknesses in the area of reading.
Candidates will explore methods of diagnosis, disaggregation of data,
and methods of instruction. Student reports for communication to parents
will be designed. Research, analysis, field experiences are required.
EDU 6730 LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (3
Candidates will focus on content literacy instruction and on instruction
that is aligned with state standards and tests. Candidates will also focus
on literacy that goes beyond that which is tested. Understanding literacy
across content areas is a critical aspect of reading instruction. Attention
is given to new digital literacies, (b) disciplinary literacies, and (c)
English learners and special needs students. Emphasis is given to teacher
planning and instruction that helps them provide the tools their students
need to better comprehend content area reading.
EDU 6740 LITERACY AND LITERATURE (3 s.h.)
Candidates will survey children's/adolescent fiction, non-fiction, and
other reading materials, including instructional technology resources.
Methods for choosing appropriate material for diverse cultural and linguistic
backgrounds are reviewed. A major focus is the relationship between the
reader and the literary text, the reading process, and the implications
for reading instruction and comprehension skills.
EDU 6980 CAPSTONE - LITERACY (3 s.h.)
This course is the culmination of the Literacy concentration in the Master
of Education program. Candidates in the literacy concentration will develop
the portfolio of the ongoing study that has been a part of their master
program. Candidates will compile the electronic evidences that support
the action research project developed during the program. The focus of
the study will show the use of their research, technology, and use of
assessment. A presentation to the faculty and peer group is the final
aspect of the course.
EDU 6990 CAPSTONE - SPECIAL EDUCATION: GENERAL
CURRICULUM (3 s.h.)
This course is the culmination of the Special Education concentration
in the Master of Education program. Candidates in the Special Education
concentration will develop the portfolio of the ongoing study that has
been a part of their master program. Candidates will compile the electronic
evidences that support the action research project developed during the
program. The focus of the study will show the use of their research, technology,
and use of assessment. A presentation to the faculty and peer group is
the final aspect of the course.