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ED 617. Informational Reading and Writing

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Develop teaching strategies to assist students (K-12) in exploring and learning about their world through informational reading and writing.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 618. Reading Assessment K-12

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Assessment in reading instruction, methods and tools to facilitate assessment, formal and informal reading assessment strategies are examined, applied and critiqued.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 619. Struggling Readers: Analysis & Assistance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: This course fosters teachers' abilities to look closely and critically at students' reading abilities, identify specific strengths and weaknesses, and plan and implement a well considered and appropriate instructional program.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 620. Administration and Supervision of the Reading Program

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Leadership role of reading specialist, needs assessment, professional development, selecting and evaluating materials, state and federal legislation, and budgets.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 621. Intro, Research, Assessment and Methods for Post-Sec/Adult Reading

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Theories and strategies appropriate for teaching reading to adults in the post-secondary setting; examines assessment, learning styles, teaching and learning technologies, and teaching styles; racial, age, and gender diversity in the post-secondary setting.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 622. Writing Methods and Practicum for Post-Secondary/Adult Learners

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Theories and strategies appropriate for teaching writing to adults in a post-secondary setting. Assessments, teaching and learning technologies, and diversity strategies in the post-secondary setting. Includes practicum in a literacy class in a post-secondary setting.
Prerequisites: ED 621
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 627. Education of the Emerging Adolescent

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: In-depth look at emerging adolescent development; history and major components of middle level education; how to create developmentally responsive education for diverse early adolescent learners.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 630. Kindergarten/Primary Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The organization and implementation of developmentally and socially appropriate primary grade classrooms in formal educational settings. How to build the base for future school learning while making the transition from the family to the school.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 631. Literacy Through Literature for K-8 Schools

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Explore children's books and examine strategies and techniques for effectively utilizing literature in children's literacy development. Literature response activities and the use of literature across the curriculum will be studied.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 633. Writing in the Elementary School

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Exploration of how children develop as writers. Techniques for facilitating growth in writing will be examined and experienced. The connections between writing in and out of the classroom and across the curriculum will be studied.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 637. Cooperative Learning K-12+

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Structuring small groups successfully includes: applied theory, various cooperative strategies, interpersonal skills, diversity issues, and assessment strategies through practical application across the curriculum K-12+. Beginning through advanced levels.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 638. Classroom Controversy, Conflict & Mediation

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Cooperative theory and strategies for resolving academic controversies and interpersonal conflict which increase comprehension, problem solving and conflict resolution through negotiation/peer mediation. Practical application K-12+.
Semester Offered: Spring


ED 641. Middle Level Curriculum

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Provides an in-depth look at middle level curriculum, grades 5-8. Separate-subjects, multidisciplinary and integrative approaches to curriculum will be explored. The role of action research in curriculum development will also be highlighted.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 643. Elementary School Science

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Activities and procedures for improving instruction in science; current standards for elementary science education; analysis and evaluation of literature, research findings, and curriculum materials in the science curriculum.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 644. Teaching Elementary School Mathematics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Teachers will improve their instruction of K-8 mathematics with a focus on recent trends, research, and national and state standards for teaching mathematics. Technology and authentic, developmentally appropriate activities will enhance understanding and confidence in teaching and learning mathematics.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 647. Curriculum: Theory and Development

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Foundations, development and assessment of curriculum. Influences on definition of curriculum and reform. PreK-16.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Summer


ED 648. Child Centered Curriculum

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: This course examines child centered curriculum from a philosophical and historical perspective. Teachers and other educators will examine child centered models and create curriculum relevant to their situations.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 650. Integration Through Inquiry

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Models of inquiry, strategies for facilitating inquiry in the classroom, and direct experiences with conducting interdisciplinary inquiry projects.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 651. Middle School Instruction Seminar

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: In-depth review of literature on theory and practice of middle school instructional and assessment techniques.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 652. Reading for Middle/High School Teachers

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The reading/writing processes; techniques for maximizing student performance on reading/writing tasks in classrooms: techniques for improving reading/writing abilities of students of all ability levels; techniques for in-class assessment and remediation; ideas for integrating literature/writing into content area curriculum.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ED 654. Instruction and Assessment

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Investigation, application, analysis and evaluation of instruction. Includes models and strategies of teaching, the research base, implementation, staff development and peer review.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ED 655. Critical Thinking- Theory into Practice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: An analysis of critical thinking and current brain theory. The theoretical framework provides the basis for the creation of learning experiences designed to cultivate critical thinking by learners.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ED 656. Dimensions of Learning and Teaching

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Research based practical strategies to create learning centered instruction, curriculum and assessment. A Prek-12+ framework for planning and implementation. Review of current literature and programs.
Semester Offered: Summer


ED 657. Classroom-Computer Curriculum and Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: An overview for teachers of instructional computer applications in the classroom; methods for integrating use; the selection, design, or construction of computer-based curriculum; software content evaluations; and related research findings.
Semester Offered:
  • Spring
  • Summer


ED 658. Technology with a Keyboarding Base

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Elementary teachers will become familiar with keyboarding methods, including psychomotor learning principles. Keyboarding will be the base for learning other applications of computers in the elementary classroom.
Semester Offered: DEMAND






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