CURRIC 209 — DIGITAL MEDIA AND LITERACY

3 credits.

Explores theories of knowing and learning as they relate to digital media. Focused on digital media in all of its forms - from Wikipedia to YouTube mashups to mobile apps - and how these new ways of doing and making are related to learning. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 240 — CRITICAL ASPECTS OF TEACHING, SCHOOLING, AND EDUCATION

3 credits.

Investigates aspects of social justice and equity as they relate to teaching, schooling, and education. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 243 — PRACTICUM IN WORLD LANGUAGES (K-12)

3 credits.

Systematic observation and participation in world language classes (French, German, or Spanish) in the public school. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 276 — CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN K-12 SCHOOLS

1 credit.

Introduction to current practices and issues in K-12 school systems as they relate specifically to educational inequality, the concept of "educational debt," and the role of teachers and administrators in system change. Encourages future educators to think critically about these issues while preparing them to serve in culturally and socio-economically diverse schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 277 — VIDEOGAMES & LEARNING

3 credits.

Explores current research on videogames and learning. Critically reflect on the intellectual and educational merits and drawbacks of videogames and how videogame culture shapes how individuals think and learn. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 290 — PRACTICUM IN SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION

3 credits.

School-based experiences in science classes prior to student teaching. Attention given to planning, instruction, laboratory management and evaluation. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 292 — GLOBALIZING EDUCATION

3 credits.

Designed to explore the regionally, societally and culturally embedded nature of schooling, impacts of globalization on schooling, the relationship of schooling to increasingly global societies, and how policy, curriculum instruction, both domestically and internationally, are both shaped by and sometimes responsive to globalization. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 296 — PRACTICUM IN SECONDARY SCHOOL ENGLISH

3 credits.

Systematic observation and involvement in English instruction, grades 6-12. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  300 — INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC EDUCATION

2 credits.

Introduction to the field of music education, including philosophy, history, and current practices and trends. Survey of music education in and out of schools as situated within diverse, pluralistic communities. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  301 — MUSIC LEARNING AND TEACHING 1

2 credits.

The learning and teaching of music at the elementary and middle school levels. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  302 — MUSIC LEARNING AND TEACHING 2

2 credits.

The learning and teaching of music at the high school level. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  303 — FIELDWORK IN MUSIC COMMUNITIES

1 credit.

Fieldwork in music communities in the Madison area. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  304 — COMPOSITION, ARRANGEMENT, AND ORCHESTRATION FOR THE MUSIC TEACHER

2 credits.

Introduction to the teaching of musical composition, arrangement, and orchestration. Special emphasis on how music technologies interact with conceptions of composition, arrangement, and orchestration; implications for music learning and teaching. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 305 — INTEGRATING THE TEACHING OF READING WITH OTHER LANGUAGE ARTS

3 credits.

Theory, research and instructional practices supporting the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in an integrated curriculum from kindergarten through grade twelve. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​CHICLA  306 — LATINX LITERACIES

3 credits.

Addresses how members of Latinx communities have used writing for both personal and social change. Develop a deeper understanding of the political, family, and school contexts in which Latinx peoples in the United States write and read. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 309 — READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CONTENT AREAS

3 credits.

Prepares prospective teachers of children 8/9 to 12/13 to teach reading and writing across all content areas. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 311 — LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND USE IN AND OUT OF SCHOOLS, MIDDLE CHILDHOOD THROUGH EARLY ADOLESCENCE

3 credits.

Focuses on forms and features of English language, and language used in and out of schools. Explore theories of second language acquisition, school-based language practices, and how to support language development for English learners. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 312 — ESL/BILINGUAL ISSUES

3 credits.

Addresses social, cultural, and educational issues related to schooling for young English learners. Provides an overview of multiple factors that impact teaching and learning for these students. These issues include (but are not limited to): theories relating to language use and learning; registers and varieties of English; program structures and designs; school and classroom environments, and connections between families and schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 314 — BECOMING LITERATE IN AND OUT OF SCHOOLS

3 credits.

Surveys critical issues related to literacy for early childhood teachers including early literacy and language learning, insights into cultural differences related to literacy and language, and knowledge of the social dimensions of literacy. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 315 — READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

3 credits.

Provides early childhood educators with information, strategies, and activities for instructing young children with literacy. Teachers explore the multiple sources of information that young readers must orchestrate as they learn to read. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 316 — ESL/BILINGUAL METHODS

3 credits.

Identify and develop methodological approaches and techniques that coordinate instructional practice with current theories on language and learning. Develop criteria for designing, implementing, and evaluating appropriate lessons and materials that integrate with classroom curricula and goals. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 317 — DIMENSIONS OF LITERACY

3 credits.

Surveys critical literacy issues for elementary teachers. Provides understandings related to literacy and language learning, insights into cultural differences related to literacy and language, and knowledge of the social dimensions of literacy. Addresses various theories that inform literacy teaching including deficit versus strength models of literacy learning, meaning-based models, systematic instruction, and sociocultural approaches. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 318 — TEACHING READING AND WRITING

3 credits.

Designed to provide elementary educators with information and instructional strategies to support literacy learning. Addresses a wide range of literacy abilities including reading, writing, comprehending, and decoding. Focuses on the continuing developmental processes associated with becoming competent readers and writers. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 319 — PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS 1

4 credits.

Gives pre-service teachers the opportunity to learn how to effectively teach core topics from the elementary school mathematics curriculum by deepening their understanding of these core elementary math topics and of pedagogical approaches that foster their students' understanding of these topics. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 320 — PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS 2

4 credits.

Gives pre-service teachers the opportunity to learn how to effectively teach core topics from the elementary school mathematics curriculum by deepening their understanding of these core elementary math topics and of pedagogical approaches that foster their students' understanding of these topics. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​CHICLA  321 — CHICANO/LATINO EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE

3 credits.

Addresses the ways Chican@s/Latin@s in contemporary U.S. society have engaged in social, cultural, political, and ideological struggles for educational justice. Begins with a broad overview of educational issues and examines major social movements, legal cases, and local and national efforts that have established important precedents. Focus on different enactments of resistance, struggle, resilience, self-determination, and educational justice and focus on how these precedents and enactments pertain to teaching, learning, and curriculum practices that reflect key tenets of educational justice for Chican@/Latin@ students. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ART ED  322 — INFORMATION DESIGN FOR VISUAL LEARNING

3 credits.

Develop information design skills by building a foundation in art, design, and visual culture to create visual presentation tools using a wide variety of digital software and hardware as well as traditional media for instruction and learning. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ART ED  323 — ART IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

3 credits.

Basic principles and problems in teaching art; basis for an understanding and evaluation of children's art work. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ART ED  324 — ART IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

3 credits.

Methods and philosophies of teaching art; problems in implementing theories in practical situations in junior and senior high schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 325 — EDUCATING YOUNG ENGLISH LEARNERS

3 credits.

Addresses social, cultural, and educational issues related to schooling for young English learners. Provides an overview of multiple factors that impact teaching and learning for these students. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 326 — LANGUAGE USE AND ACQUISITION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

3 credits.

Become familiar with aspects of forms and features of the English language and language use in and out of schools. Analysis of language learning and use across settings provides tools to enhance practice. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 327 — METHODS OF TEACHING YOUNG ENGLISH LEARNERS

3 credits.

Identify, develop and implement methodological approaches and techniques for teaching English learners that coordinate instructional practice with current theories on language and learning. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 328 — ARTS INTEGRATION FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

3 credits.

Prepares prospective educators to integrate the arts into their teaching practices. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 329 — TEACHING ARTIST PRACTICUM

3 credits.

An opportunity to learn from professional teaching artists, continue to develop practical skills of teaching, and reflect on one's teaching artist practice. Participate in two different teaching artist residencies in order to learn a variety of disciplinary practices. Observe and assist the teaching artists and lead a portion of one class. Engage in collective reflection of residencies and explore relationship to theory. Address classroom challenges and establish the habits of ongoing reflection and effective pedagogical critique. Articulate a personal teaching artist statement, reflect on teaching experiences, and identify ways to make the arts accessible to diverse groups of learners. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 331 — TAKING EDUCATION OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL

3 credits.

Education is often considered only to take place in formal schooling environments with professionally-trained teachers and students sitting in classrooms. However, research shows - and our intuitions suggest - that education occurs every day in a variety of ways, with a variety of people, and in a variety of spaces. For example, education - or more specifically, teaching and learning - happens in spaces such as museums and libraries but also, perhaps, at sports practice and around the family dinner table. Truly understanding what it means to teach and learn involves delving into and unpacking this variety. Further, if creating change in whether and how different people have opportunities to teach and learn in our society requires exposing and exploiting this variety. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 332 — TEACHING CHORAL MUSIC IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

2 credits.

Materials and methods; organizing and administering the choral program; effective teaching and rehearsal techniques for choral groups. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  337 — PRACTICUM IN TEACHING MUSIC

1 credit.

Observation and participation in K-12 music education settings. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 338 — THE LANGUAGE OF SCHOOLING

3 credits.

Addresses aspects of forms, features and functions of the English language, including an understanding of multiple varieties and registers of English, and how language use functions in and out of schools. Attention to the use of dual/multiple languages by emergent bilinguals, relationships between first and additional languages, and supporting students to develop repertoires that include forms of language for school success. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 339 — CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

Addresses core ideas of learning theory and human development focusing on the middle childhood population. Explores how learning and development are necessarily situated in local and global contexts, offering a cultural frame for understanding the work of teachers. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 340 — ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PRACTICUM ONE

3 credits.

Explore the various relationships among education, curriculum, and instruction across contexts of home, community and school. Practica sites are in preschools, neighborhood centers, and after-school sites serving children from diverse backgrounds. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 342 — TEACHING WORLD LANGUAGES (K-8)

3 credits.

Designed for future teachers of world languages to build their philosophy of education and philosophy of teaching in conjunction with building practical knowledge about teaching and learning, professional standards, and issues facing schools. Provides opportunities to apply theories and standards through the practice of planning for language and child development through the creation of lesson plans, unit plans, and assessment creation. Enroll Info: Pass oral proficiency exam, concurrent enrollment in CURRIC 243, and declared in French, German, or Spanish BSE

CURRIC 343 — TEACHING WORLD LANGUAGES (6-12)

3 credits.

Theories, principles, and practical applications of instructional strategies and curriculum development for teaching a world language (Spanish, German, French, etc.) in secondary schools. Enroll Info: Pass oral proficiency exam, concurrent enrollment in CURRIC 243, and declared in French, German, or Spanish BSE

CURRIC/​MUSIC  344 — TEACHING VOCAL STYLES IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM

1 credit.

Introduction to the teaching and learning of diverse vocal styles. Special emphasis on what makes each style distinct, as well as the acquisition practices associated with each style. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  354 — TEACHING MUSIC

3 credits.

Development of musical skills and understandings. Ways of including music in the curriculum. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 357 — GAME DESIGN I

3 credits.

Explores the fundamentals of game design. Develop fundamental skills in designing interactive systems (much as art students develop fundamental skills through courses in figure drawing or color theory). Applicable to careers in educational game design or in design fields in related settings, such as museums, theme parks, and technology-mediated classrooms. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 358 — PRACTICUM IN SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

3 credits.

Provides an opportunity to connect teaching and learning theory and research knowledge to the practical setting of schools, specifically in area of social studies in the secondary school. Explore how schools are organized and educational services are delivered. Interact with students and develop an identity as an educator. Develop the necessary knowledge and skills required to work with students and educational professionals in a supervised school-based setting. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 359 — TEACHING OF HISTORY AND THE OTHER SOCIAL STUDIES

3 credits.

Develop lesson and unit plans, appropriate assessments, and understand what it means to teach social studies for democratic citizenship. Make connections between educational theory and the use of different pedagogical strategies, and be able to critically evaluate and discuss the assigned journal articles and book chapters. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 361 — PRACTICUM IN MATHEMATICS IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

3 credits.

Observation and participation in high school and middle school mathematics classes. Assume some responsibility for planning and instruction in a class. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​SLAVIC/​THEATRE  362 — DRAMA FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

3 credits.

Methods for all involved in teaching and learning, including foreign languages. Introduction to philosophy, methodology, and practice of the use of drama and performance techniques in any educational or recreational settings. Focus on creativity and embodied and contextual learning, based on current neurological, psychological, and sociological research. A practical class which includes demonstration and practice with children. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 363 — PRACTICUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN KINDERGARTEN

1-3 credits.

Observation and participation in a classroom setting. Reserve two mornings, two afternoons, or one full day. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 364 — INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION

3 credits.

Nature of teaching; fundamental issues which confront the teacher and bases for making decisions; overview of the program, field trips to educational sites. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​RP & SE  365 — TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN INCLUSIVE SETTINGS

4 credits.

Designed to introduce preservice teachers to a variety of approaches for teaching mathematics to students in inclusive schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 366 — INTERNATIONALIZING EDUCATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

3 credits.

Internationalizing education means both internationalizing our thinking and the ways we perceive the world, and internationalizing the field of curriculum and instruction. An introduction to various educational systems around the world, focusing on similarities and dissimilarities in what is taught. Discussions center on curriculum across cultures, and its relation to political systems and religions to build an understanding of diversity in societies and schools. Explores local and indigenous knowledge; the role of international agencies in comparing nation's school systems; the rise of private schools and universities; immigration and the changing borders of society and cultures in the curriculum; questions of sexuality and gender diversity; diversity of families and social exclusions and inequalities in elementary and secondary schools; as well as international opportunities for study with international and local speakers from multiple perspectives. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 367 — ELEMENTARY TEACHING PRACTICUM II

3 credits.

Observe, supervise small groups, develop lesson plans for instruction, and teach a series of lessons in the related subject matter of reading, language arts, children's literature, and inclusive schooling. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 368 — THE TEACHING OF READING

3 credits.

Examines the psycholinguistics of reading; reading in social and cultural contexts in schools, families, communities, and workplaces; and the politics of reading. Provides strategies for teaching all children to read. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 369 — THE TEACHING OF LANGUAGE ARTS

3 credits.

Focuses on written and oral language development of children from infancy through early adolescence. Explores the cognitive, social, cultural, and political implications of literacy education. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 370 — TEACHING MATHEMATICS

3 credits.

Investigate the mathematics in the elementary school curriculum, how critical mathematics concepts and skills are learned, and how those concepts can be taught. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 371 — TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES

3 credits.

Examines recent trends in the field of social studies. Develop social studies curricula and instructional strategies that help prepare children for active citizenship in a democratic, multicultural, technological society. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 372 — TEACHING SCIENCE

3 credits.

Explore how children learn science, how to create classrooms where children learn to inquire, and how to assess children's learning. Conduct inquiries as the basis for considering these issues. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 373 — ELEMENTARY TEACHING PRACTICUM III

3 credits.

Observe, supervise small groups, develop lesson plans for instruction, and teach a series of lessons relating theories of learning with the subject matter of mathematics and art. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 374 — GENERAL EDUC PRACTICUM & INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS

2-5 credits.

Develop lesson plans, design an integrated curriculum unit, and employ active and collaborative learning strategies in general education classrooms. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 375 — PROSEMINAR

1-3 credits.

Explore new frontiers in curriculum and instruction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 390 — TEACHING OF SCIENCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

3 credits.

Explore teaching methods for secondary science education based on extensive research. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 393 — THE TEACHING OF SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS I

3 credits.

Provides an introduction to issues associated with mathematics curriculum and instruction in secondary schools. Instructional strategies, classroom management, and assessment of learning are examined in the context of current and reformed curricula. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 394 — THE TEACHING OF SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS II

3 credits.

Provides a more in-depth examination of the issues associated with mathematics curriculum and instruction in secondary schools. A special emphasis is on curriculum choices and assessment practices. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 395 — USES OF TECHNOLOGIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

3 credits.

An introduction to the calculator and computer technologies used in secondary school mathematics and to the ways these technologies can be used effectively in mathematics instruction. Enroll Info: At least 3 required STATS courses at 300 level, and a fourth required course in Statistics or concurrent registration

CURRIC 396 — TEACHING OF ENGLISH

3 credits.

Examine pedagogical and curricular issues related to the teaching of English Language Arts in secondary grades. Analyze and construct texts that address multiple aspects related to the teaching of English as reading the word and the world, while attending to notions of equity, cultural funds of knowledge, and strengths-based pedagogies. Use theory and practice to explore effective pedagogical strategies in the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking using critical lenses Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 399 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​C&E SOC/​ENVIR ST  405 — EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

3 credits.

How can education - for children and adults, in school and out - help to address crucial environmental and social sustainability challenges? What ideas and strategies have guided environmental and sustainability education over the years? What can individual people do to address environmental challenges, and what can only be accomplished by people working together? What does sustainability have to do with justice - and vice versa? Examine the principles behind behavior change and empowerment, community action and whole-scale social reform. Drawing on research and theory from across the social sciences, we will explore the uncertain relationship between education and advocacy, seeking the means by which education can have the greatest impact without compromising the core ideals of a democratic society. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  409 — STUDENT TEACHING IN GENERAL AND VOCAL MUSIC

6-12 credits.

Supervised student teaching in general and vocal K-12 settings. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  410 — STUDENT TEACHING IN GENERAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

6-12 credits.

Supervised student teaching in general and instrumental K-12 settings. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  420 — TEACHING POPULAR INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 1

1 credit.

Development of critical perspectives, musical knowledge, and pedagogical skills needed to teach instrumental popular music. This class will focus on popular string instruments, their electronic counterparts, and emerging technologies for the performance and production of popular music. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MUSIC  421 — TEACHING POPULAR INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 2

1 credit.

Development of critical perspectives, musical knowledge, and pedagogical skills needed to teach instrumental popular music. This class will focus on popular percussion instruments, their electronic counterparts, and emerging technologies for the performance and production of popular music. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 422 — THE TEACHING OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

3 credits.

Instructional strategies and curriculum development for teaching children's literature. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ART ED  423 — STUDENT TEACHING IN ART IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

2-6 credits.

Supervised student teaching, including curriculum development, instruction and assessment in elementary art classrooms. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ART ED  424 — STUDENT TEACHING IN ART IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

2-6 credits.

Supervised student teaching in secondary (middle or high school) art classrooms. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​THEATRE  426 — HISTORY, THEORY, AND DRAMATIC CRITICISM IN THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

3-4 credits.

Historiographical perspectives in theatre for young audiences; analysis of plays for young people, theoretical implications, assumptions, current developments. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​CSCS  427 — METHODS OF TEACHING FAMILY AND CONSUMER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Theory and principles of teaching and learning in family and consumer education. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​CSCS  428 — PROGRAM PLANNING IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Theory and processes of program planning for formal and informal educational settings; relation of vocational education to secondary, adult, and continuing education programs. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 431 — YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE FOR SCHOOLS

3 credits.

Survey of needs and interests of young adults, with emphasis on young adult literature, reading interests, and use of trade books and other media in the junior/middle and senior high school curricula. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 432 — GAME DESIGN II

3 credits.

Explore the expressive, social, and cultural impact of games as a medium through focused creation of a single capstone project. Develop an analog or digital game depending on interest and skill set. Designed to build skills in designing interactive games using an iterative approach that incorporates user testing and feedback. Focuses on design practices common to all games which can be applied by a game designer working in any medium, including sports, board games, computer games, and videogames. Opportunities to explore a wide variety of independent games as well as the platforms used to create them. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 440 — ELEMENTARYTEACHING PRACTICUM IV

3 credits.

Observe, supervise small groups, develop lesson plans for instruction, and teach a series of lessons in the related subject matter of social studies, science, dance/physical education, and music. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 442 — STUDENT TEACHING IN WORLD LANGUAGES (K-8)

2-12 credits.

An undergraduate course in semester two or three of a four-semester certification sequence; success in first semester courses as well as 'Intermediate High' minimum oral proficiency level in the target language are required. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 443 — STUDENT TEACHING IN WORLD LANGUAGES (6-12)

2-12 credits.

Practice teaching in world languages education programs (French, German, Spanish, etc.) in the secondary schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 454 — STUDENT TEACHING IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

1-10 credits.

Supervised student teaching in the middle school. Employ and evaluate a variety of approches to English curriculum and instruction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 458 — STUDENT TEACHING IN HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

2-12 credits.

Supervised student teaching in the middle school. Employ and evaluate a variety of approaches to social studies curriculum and instruction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 459 — STUDENT TEACHING IN HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE HIGH SCHOOL

2-12 credits.

Supervised student teaching in the high school. Employ and evaluate a variety of approaches to social studies curriculum and instruction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​THEATRE  462 — THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: PRODUCTION

3-6 credits.

A practical class: preparation and performance of a production for young audiences, with development and implementation of accompanying educational material. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 463 — SEMINAR IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHING

1-2 credits.

Workshop to provide an opportunity to make specific plans for the full-time teaching experience. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 464 — STUDENT TEACHING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1-10 credits.

Supervised student teaching. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 465 — STUDENT TEACHING IN THE KINDERGARTEN

1-10 credits.

Supervised student teaching in kindergarten classes. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 466 — STUDENT TEACHING IN MUSIC-ELEMENTARY

2-12 credits.

Supervised student teaching in music classes in elementary schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 467 — STUDENT TEACHING IN MUSIC-SECONDARY

2-12 credits.

Supervised teaching in music classes in secondary schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 468 — EARLY CHILDHOOD/ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE STUDENT TEACHING

5-10 credits.

Student teaching for specific to English as a Second Language certification. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ART ED  470 — PRACTICUM IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART

3 credits.

Selection of appropriate instructional materials and their application to a practical problem in teaching to selected students. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​MATH  471 — MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

3 credits.

This is a capstone course for future middle and high school teachers, drawing connections between higher mathematics and school mathematics. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 472 — STUDENT TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

2-12 credits.

Supervised student teaching in the middle school. Employ and evaluate a variety of approches to English curriculum and instruction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​KINES  478 — ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENT TEACHING

2-8 credits.

Student teaching placement in elementary school setting. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​KINES  479 — MIDDLE SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENT TEACHING

2-8 credits.

Student teaching placement in secondary school setting. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 490 — STUDENT TEACHING IN SCIENCE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL

2-12 credits.

Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ART ED  493 — PRACTICUM IN SECONDARY SCHOOL ART

3 credits.

Observation and instruction of elementary and secondary pupils in a laboratory setting. Lecture and discussion of topics related to art instruction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 494 — STUDENT TEACHING IN HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

2-12 credits.

Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 495 — STUDENT TEACHING IN SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

2-12 credits.

Supervised student teaching at the middle school. Employ and evaluate a variety of approaches to science curriculum and instruction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 496 — STUDENT TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN THE HIGH SCHOOL

2-12 credits.

Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 497 — STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

4-12 credits.

Supervised student teaching at the middle school. Employ and evaluate a variety of approaches to mathematics curriculum and instruction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 500 — LITERACY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

Survey and critical analysis of language and literacy development in and out of school, with a focus on the elementary school years. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​COMP SCI  502 — THEORY AND PRACTICE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION

1 credit.

Computer science educational pedagogy and general teaching practices. Practical experience gained through tutoring students. Knowledge of object-oriented programming required. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 503 — LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

3 credits.

Survey and critical analysis of theories and practices for literacy development across the curriculum. Reading, writing, oral language, and technology as situated in the content areas. Focus on middle and high schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 504 — LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

3 credits.

Theories and practices in regard to assessing and intervening in literacy development for a variety of different sorts of learners, including those facing various reading or writing difficulties. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​RP & SE  506 — STRATEGIES FOR INCLUSIVE SCHOOLING

3 credits.

Comparison of historical and current practices in special education; legal, philosophical, and programmatic changes leading to inclusive models of education; emphasis on concepts of collaboration, cooperative learning structures, and curricular and instructional adaptations to accommodate learners with disabilities in general education classrooms. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 507 — INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

2 credits.

Comparison of historical and current practices in special education; legal, philosophical, and programmatic changes leading to inclusive models of education; emphasis on concepts of universal design for learning, methods of differentiation, collaboration among educators, and responsive instructional strategies for learners with disabilities in general education classrooms. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 508 — IMPLEMENTING UNIVERSAL DESIGN: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & ANALYSIS

1 credit.

Engage in joint inquiry and analysis of curriculum, instruction, and assessment using principles of Universal Design and differentiation. Study and utilize collegial dialogue protocols to interrogate previously taught or anticipated units of instruction. Revise and refine universally designed curricula. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 510 — COMMUNITY-BASED PRACTICUM

1-4 credits.

Provides an opportunity to connect teaching and learning theory and research knowledge to community based settings. Explore how community education is organized and educational services are delivered. Interact with children and develop an identity as an educator. Develop the necessary knowledge and skills required to work with students and educational professionals in a supervised community-based educational setting. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 511 — SCHOOL-BASED PRACTICUM

1-4 credits.

Provides an opportunity to connect teaching and learning theory and research knowledge to the practical setting of schools. Explore how schools are organized and educational services are delivered. Interact with students and develop an identity as an educator. Develop the necessary knowledge and skills required to work with students and educational professionals in a supervised school-based setting. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​HISTORY/​JEWISH  515 — HOLOCAUST: HISTORY, MEMORY AND EDUCATION

3 credits.

Explores the ways in which Holocaust history, memory and education are mutually entangled, politically charged and morally complex. Using primarily American sites of memory, critically analyze a variety of representations of the Shoah--in literature, films, memoirs, monuments, museums and classrooms. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ED POL/​RELIG ST  516 — RELIGION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

3 credits.

Examines theories and practices related to the role of religion in public schooling and its accompanying tensions: political and philosophical, practical and personal. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​THEATRE  525 — THEATRE IN EDUCATION

3-4 credits.

Theory and practice of theatre in elementary and secondary educational settings. Devise, script, and present programs as actor-teachers and interact with audiences. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 535 — FOUNDATIONS OF LITERACY

2 credits.

Examines key arguments in literacy studies to help future teachers make intentional and informed decisions about teaching literacy. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 536 — TEACHING DIVERSE YOUTH IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

2 credits.

Designed to foster understandings of culturally relevant pedagogy and to promote cultural awareness at the individual and institutional levels, and equitable and anti-racist behaviors as well as social justice in educational practices. Examines the meanings of multicultural education to understand how teachers can encourage, develop, and support learning, and create practices that establish high expectations for all learners. Reflect on how individuals, schools, and other social institutions participate in maintaining the hegemony and power of whiteness, middle class power, ableness, heterosexuality, and speaking English well. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 537 — TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS

3 credits.

Designed to foster cultural awareness at the individual and institutional levels, and to promote equitable and anti-racist behaviors as well as social justice in educational practices. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 550 — METHODS, MATERIALS AND ACTIVITIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

3 credits.

Activities and materials for use in preschools and kindergartens related to different models of early childhood education, to developmentally appropriate curricular goals, and to professional practices of early childhood educators. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 559 — ADVANCED PRACTICES IN THE TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES

3 credits.

Explore research and practice on topics such as social studies instruction for diverse pupils, critical thinking, and authentic assessment. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​THEATRE  562 — DRAMA IN EDUCATION: ADVANCED STUDIES

3-4 credits.

Advanced studies in theories and practices of drama in education. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 564 — ADVANCED PROBLEMS ON THE TEACHING OF WORLD LANGUAGES

3 credits.

Recent developments in technologies and methods of teaching world languages; exploration and analysis of teaching practices; critical review of relevant literature and adaptation of materials; recent innovations in elementary and secondary world language teaching. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ART ED  570 — ART IN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION

3 credits.

Approaches to developing programs and teaching art to exceptional students in public schools, special schools, and community institutions. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 576 — TOPICS IN GAME DESIGN

3 credits.

An exploration of theories, issues, and histories within a specialized area of game design such as developing games for a particular genre, for social impact, or using novel technologies. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 590 — ADVANCED PRACTICES IN THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE

3 credits.

An extended and in-depth analysis of the key themes in science education introduced in the introductory methods course as well as an exploration of additional topics important to beginning science educators. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 596 — ADVANCED PRACTICES IN TEACHING ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

3 credits.

Explores central issues of theory and practice in the teaching of English in middle and secondary skills using an inquiry framework in which beginning and experienced teachers act as researchers. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 604 — SEMINAR ON LITERACY

3 credits.

Examines current research on reading, writing and varieties of oral language from perspective of sociocognitive and sociocultural literacy studies. Explore various theories of school, community, and workplace literacy, different approaches to literacy pedagogy and curricula, assessment practices, and interventions for learners with various needs. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 606 — CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON DIGITAL MEDIA IN EDUCATION

2-3 credits.

Critical review of literature on digital media and learning; utilization of digital media inside and outside classrooms. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​L I S  620 — FIELD PROJECT IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION AGENCIES

3 credits.

Analysis of field experience through seminars, individual conferences, required reading and consultations with cooperating librarians and information specialists. Enrollment limited. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 626 — ACTION RESEARCH IN SCHOOLS

3 credits.

Provides instruction and support for individual research on personal practices in schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 630 — PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY EDUCATORS

1-6 credits.

Specific construction and theoretical implications for professional in-service and field student teaching assignments. Learning materials and school systems program needs for children. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 632 — LITERATURE AND LITERACY

3 credits.

Role of literature in literacy development from pre-school to high school. Theories and practices in regard to interpretation, reader response, criticism, genres, multiculturalism, and literature for early literacy and in content learning. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 635 — EPISTEMOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS FOR TEACHERS

2 credits.

Focuses on the nature of knowing mathematics. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 636 — MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGETEACHING

3 credits.

Addresses the mathematical concepts necessary for the effective instruction of number and generalization at the middle school level. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 637 — MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING: RATIOS AND PROPORTIONS

3 credits.

Addresses mathematical concepts necessary for the effective instruction of rational number and proportional reasoning at the middle school level. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 638 — MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING: GEOMETRY AND MEASUREMENT

3 credits.

Addresses mathematical concepts necessary for the effective instruction of geometry, measurement, and trigonometry at the middle school level. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 639 — MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING: ALGEBRA AND FUNCTIONS

3 credits.

Addresses mathematical concepts necessary for the effective instruction of algebra and functions at the middle school level. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 640 — MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING: CONJECTURING AND REASONING

3 credits.

Addresses mathematical concepts necessary for supporting students' abilities to conjecture, justify, and prove in middle-school mathematics. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 660 — EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

2-3 credits.

Trends, basic principles, issues, evaluation, and curriculum planning for the group education of preschool children. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 662 — ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

3 credits.

Basic concepts of curriculum, the relation of foundation areas to the problems of curriculum development, modern trends in developing educational programs for children. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 663 — LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR INITIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

3 credits.

Historical residues, basic theories, and contemporary patterns of instruction underlying educational programs for the very young child (3-9). Integrating and contrasting features of comprehensive curricula for the very young: play, communication foundations, self concepts, health, performing arts, and other areas of educational concern. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 665 — EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION POLICY & PRACTICE

3 credits.

Explores theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives that inform early childhood policy and practice in the U.S. Examine the programs, policies, persons, institutions, and practices serving chidren ages birth to age eight, with particular attendion on the period of age 3-6. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 673 — LEARNING SECOND LANGUAGE AND LITERACIES

1-6 credits.

Explores theoretical and practical aspects of second language and literacy development in schooling for English learners. Includes a fieldwork component. Informed by theories, students conduct and analyze data from classroom-based research, investigating implications for learning and teaching. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 674 — ADVANCED METHODS IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

3-6 credits.

Designed to help identify/develop and implement methodological appraoches and techniques for uspporting the language and literacy development of English learners that coordinate with current theories on language and learning. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 675 — GENERAL SEMINAR

1-3 credits.

Subjects of current interest. Recent topics have included educational linguistics, language awareness, understanding language, foundations in teaching English or social studies. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 676 — BILINGUALISM AND BILITERACY IN SCHOOLS

3-4 credits.

Issues in bilingual education, including: program design; patterns of language use; effective instruction to promote dual language development and biliteracy; integrated curriculum; assessment; history and context; national and local policy. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ED POL  677 — EDUCATION, HEALTH AND SEXUALITY: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES AND POLICIES

3 credits.

Employs a lifecycle approach to examine the issues at the intersection of education and health that people face throughout the world, but especially in poor countries. Particular attention is placed on sexuality education, reproductive health, and infectious disease epidemics. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 690 — INDEPENDENT FIELD WORK

1-9 credits.

Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 699 — INDEPENDENT READING

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 702 — SOCIOCULTURAL THEORY

3 credits.

Sociocultural theories posit that the fundamental mechanism for teaching and learning is social interaction. Examine the varying positions within this genraly body of theoretical liturature, compare and contrast how each position construes the fundamentally social nature of thinking and learning, and consider the methods entailed by each given theory. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 704 — CURRICULUM PLANNING

3 credits.

The concept of curriculum in modern American education. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 709 — DIGITAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS

1 credit.

Introduction for secondary educators to the role of digital media technologies in their classrooms. Covers major topics in digital media in teaching and design several instructional units that incorporate technology meaningfully into the classroom. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 711 — CULTURE, CURRICULUM, AND LEARNING

3 credits.

Exploration of literature and recent debates related to cultural and linguistic diversity, learning, and instruction. Focuses on education within and across home, community, and school contexts, including a focus on home-school-community relationships. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 712 — INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: RESEARCH AND RESOURCES

3 credits.

Become familiar with faculty, procedures, policy, and the wide range of research in curriculum and instruction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 713 — TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

1-3 credits.

A broad introduction to the field of Educational Communications and Technology (ECT) and attempts to balance theoretical inquiry with "hands on" design work. Cover the theoretical foundations of ECT and explore new developments in technology, theory and practice. Identifies new horizons for practicing and pre-service teachers to leverage technology for their own professional and personal empowerment through thinking systematically about technology and the classroom. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 714 — RESEARCH AND EVALUATION PARADIGMS IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

3 credits.

An analysis of differing orientations to evaluation and research. Emphasis on assumptions, attitudes, and expectations of what constitutes scientific knowledge and explanation; relationship of research orientation, methods of inquiry, theory, and practice. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 715 — DESIGN OF RESEARCH IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

3 credits.

Introductory survey of empirical foundations of research. Development of methods and tools of research. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 716 — REFORM AND CHANGE IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

3 credits.

Social, political and epistemological assumptions underlying current efforts towards curriculum and instructional reform in elementary and secondary schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 718 — INTRODUCTION TO NARRATIVE INQUIRY

3 credits.

Introduction to material on framing, generating, gathering, and analyzing stories that people tell. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​COUN PSY/​ED POL/​ED PSYCH/​ELPA/​RP & SE  719 — INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

3 credits.

Provides an overview of qualitative inquiry, examining assumptions, standards, and methods for generating and communicating interpretations. Methodological and theoretical works illustrate case study, ethnography, narrative, and action research. Does not include a field method component. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 720 — SCHOOL PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS

5 credits.

Supervised experience in a public/private school seting with children manifesting speech, langauge and/or hearing problems. Involves evaluation and management of a variety of communicative disorders, as well as participation in the multi-disciplinary team process. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 721 — RESEARCH IN COMPUTING EDUCATION

3 credits.

The history, theories, philosophies, tools, research, and technologies of Computing Education, with a focus on K-12 Computer Science Education. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 723 — LIFE HISTORY: THEORIES & METHODS

3 credits.

Focuses on framing, generating, collecting, and analyzing data gathered from interviews and documents related to people's lives. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 726 — QUALITATIVE METHODS OF STUDYING CHILDREN AND CONTEXTS

3 credits.

Examines the theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues in studying children from interpretive perspectives. A small group research project, focused on examination of an individual child and context, provides an introduction to qualitative methods within fieldwork. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 727 — INTERNATIONALIZING EDUCATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

3 credits.

Starts with a simple proposition that 19th century modern school curriculum is concerned with making kinds of people: "the citizen", "a worker", "civic minded", "life-long learner", "motivated", "with grit", etc. Discussions explore "the building (and disseminating) of knowledge" in schools (curriculum) across nations, cultures, and within political and religious modes of thought, to understand how differences in the self and others are produced through schooling. Internationalizing education means understanding how curriculum, pedagogy, theories of learning, and notions of childhood from schooling generate "ways of thinking" about "kinds of people". Internationalizing the field of curriculum and instruction shows how difference is produced and categorized. Facilitates thinking about how regional and national representations of people go unexamined in school curriculums when studying "others". Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 729 — CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATORS

1 credit.

Designed to inform students of basic principles of good classroom management within a social justice framework. Learn about motivating student learning through clear classroom management strategies, communicating with parents and families regarding student behavior, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, responding to challenging student behaviors, and responding to bullying. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 731 — COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK FOR INCLUSIVE SCHOOL REFORM

3 credits.

Critically examine the process of collaboration and its multiple forms among professionals in the creation of inclusive school communities. Explore various methods and tools for collaboration that promote effective team relationships, problem solving, and co-planning of differentiated curriculum and instruction. Activities and projects are problem-based and focus on generating solutions to programmatic, student-specific, or school-wide issues related to inclusive education. Acquire skills to engage in collaborative teamwork and act as change facilitators within a school system. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 732 — FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

3 credits.

Examination of the interrelationships among education, science, and society in the United States since the mid-nineteenth century. Analysis of current issues and problems in science education from this historical perspective. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​STS  733 — PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WITH SCIENCE

3 credits.

Examines the influence of science in everyday life. Provides both academic context (research and theory) and a firsthand look at how science matters to people who are not themselves scientists. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​STS  734 — SCIENCE STUDIES AND SCIENCE EDUCATION

3 credits.

Examination of the key ideas from the field of science and technology studies (history, philosophy, sociology of science, etc.) and how they have been taken up in both the school science curriculum as well as the science education research community. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 735 — EPISTEMIC PRACTICE AND SCIENCE TEACHING

2 credits.

Pursues the following questions: Where does our scientific knowledge come from and how does science work to generate that knowledge? In what ways might science education meaningfully engage learners in science? Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 736 — EDUCATING LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS

2-3 credits.

Overview of issues that influence and determine the language and academic developmet of English language learners. Explore social, cultural and educational contexts and practices as they relate to the education of this population. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 737 — LINGUISTICS FOR EDUCATORS

3 credits.

An introduction to language, literacy and linguistic diversity for teachers. Provides an overview of the components of language, the structure of the English language and how language functions, with special emphasis on how language is used in schools, with the goal of supporting teachers' work with multilingual learners. Through exploration of language(s) and a critical reflection of their own experiences as language users, language learners, language analysts and language advocates, it enhances understanding of communicative repertoires as dynamic, fluid, and complex. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 739 — ASSESSMENT AND DATA USE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

1 credit.

Explores the four themes of evidence-based practice in teaching: 1) teaching with assessment in mind, 2) assessment for learning and assessment of learning, 3) constructing, modifying, and analyzing assessment, 4) making use of data about students to improve teaching and learning. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 743 — EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR DEEP LANGUAGE LEARNING

1-3 credits.

Critical understanding of recent developments in research related to educational technology and its implications for World Language Education and Second Language Acquisition. Addresses the limits of instrumental reason and the need for reflective practice and theoretical wisdom for appropriate technology integration into teaching, global learning of other cultures, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), Computer-Mediated-Communication (CMC), learning languages in Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVE), multimedia and emerging technologies in teaching languages and culture. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 744 — PERSPECTIVES IN MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

3 credits.

A critical examination of the conceptual and theoretical traditions that contribute to the educational reform and ideology known as multicultural education. Includes readings from ethnic studies, black studies, feminist theory, antiracist pedagogy, bilingual education, and critical race theory. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ELPA  746 — THE ADULT LEARNER: IMPLICATIONS FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

3 credits.

Analysis of the principles and instructional models applicable to the instruction of adults. Attention to the integration of research on learning and teaching in informal and formal educational settings. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 747 — MASTERS CAPSTONE IN TEACHER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Develop and complete a synthetic, research-based project. Projects are individualized to professional interests and draw from the knowledge gained from previous coursework and the experiences in practicum and student-teaching placements in area schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ELPA  748 — PROSEMINAR: ISSUES & PROBLEMS IN TEACHING-LEARNING IN ADULT EDUC

3 credits.

A planned, systematic analysis of basic issues; instructional group strategies, instructional modes, independent learning, etc. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​GEN&WS  760 — SEX/GENDER-RELATED ISSUES IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

3 credits.

A poststructural feminist analysis of educational discourse and practice; examines selected sex/gender issues in curriculum and instruction; explores some implications for classroom teaching of the complex interrelationships between sex/gender, race, social class, sexuality, and ability/disability. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 764 — GLOBALIZATION AND LINGUISTIC HUMAN RIGHTS IN EDUCATION

2-3 credits.

An introduction to language instruction policies and linguistic human rights. Examines teaching and learning in a multilingual society. Explores the various dimensions of the language used in the schools for instruction in different countries during the globalization process. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 765 — GLOBALIZATION AND TEACHING: DIMENSIONS FOR CURRICULUM PLANNING

3 credits.

Critically examines efforts to introduce teaching and curriculum on globalization in elementary and secondary schooling, as well as in teacher education. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 772 — LITERACY AS A CIVIL RIGHT

3 credits.

Examine research and scholarship committed to ensuring access to critical literacies for all people and more specifically for youth who have been marginalized socially, educationally, economically, and politically in the context of the United States and abroad. Examine the significance of upholding literacy as "civil" and "human" rights. Explore the consequences of this ideology by considering what counts as literacy, who gets counted among the "literate," and how language and power impact education and schooling. Topics include tensions and conflicts in the teaching and learning of literacy in urban public schools and in out-of-school settings, youth entangled school-to-prison pipeline, youth-centered research methodologies, student-centered literacy education, and future directions for the field of language, literacy, and culture. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 774 — LITERACY RESEARCH METHODS

3 credits.

Introduction to a range of qualitative inquiry texts that examine the intersections of language, literacy, and culture. Examine ethnographies and case studies that ask questions about the literacy practices of children, youth, and adults in both schools and out-of-school contexts using critically conscious and humanizing research methodologies. Become knowledgeable about pivotal qualitative studies in language, literacy, and culture while developing a personal identity as a methodologist. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 778 — TEACHING, LITERACIES, AND IDENTITIES

3 credits.

Examines issues related to identity through three interrelated concepts--teaching, literacies, and diversity--from a variety of perspectives, including psychology, sociology, narrative studies, and sociocultural perspectives. Explore what "identity" means and how each conceptualization is related to teaching and learning, especially for children from diverse communities and backgrounds. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​COUN PSY/​ED POL/​ED PSYCH/​ELPA/​RP & SE  788 — QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION: FIELD METHODS I

3 credits.

Introductory field methods experience in qualitative research. Learn to define good research questions, determine which methods of data collection and analysis are useful for addressing those questions, engage in these methods, reflect on their utility in education research. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​COUN PSY/​ED POL/​ED PSYCH/​ELPA/​RP & SE  789 — QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION: FIELD METHODS II

3 credits.

Focus on data analysis and translation of finds and implications. Gain theoretical and practical knowledge and skills regarding coding and analysis techniques, use of qualitative analytic tools, strategies for sharing findings with audiences beyond research team. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 790 — MASTER'S PROJECT OR THESIS

1-9 credits.

Planning and completing a master's project or thesis. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 799 — MASTER'S INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Student-designed opportunity to explore a subject in depth. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 802 — DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Theories and methods for analyzing "discourse" or language in use. Covers formal and informal written text, formal and informal oral speech, and face-to-face and online social interaction, with particular focus on cultural and social institutions and norms (such as school) and learning through social interaction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ED PSYCH/​L I S  803 — COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS

3 credits.

Provides a broad overview of ways of formulating and investigating novel questions with tools from educational data mining and learning analytics including social network analysis, natural language processing, Markov modeling, Bayesian inference, and agent-based modeling. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 805 — GUIDING AND DIRECTING THE SCHOOL READING PROGRAM

3 credits.

Issues and practices in reading program development from first through twelfth grade. Emphasis on the various roles and responsibilities of instructional leaders in reading program development. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 809 — POLITICS OF STEM EDUCATION

3 credits.

In recent years, there has been an increase in attention to what has come to be known as STEM education in education circles and in the public sphere. Although this focus on STEM may seem recent, it is part of a long history of interest in the STEM disciplines. Consider STEM education from a political perspective by examining its histories, philosophies, policies, and effects. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 810 — GOALS, CONTENT AND PROGRAMS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

3 credits.

Analysis of current programs and the identification of the mathematical content of K-12 education. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 811 — THE INSTRUCTION OF MATHEMATICS

3 credits.

Analysis of current research and examination of current programs to identify how they reflect different theories of learning and instruction. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 812 — CURRICULAR ISSUES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

3 credits.

Analysis of research and evaluation of programs as they operate within the school environment. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 818 — TEACHING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

3 credits.

Critically examines different lines of research in controversial issues instruction such as the contextual factors affecting the teaching of controversial topics, and the instructional practices involved in teaching controversial issues. Contextual factors affecting teachers' decisions to teach controversial issues or topics include official curricular policies, community beliefs, emotional histories, and teachers' differing beliefs and sense of purpose. Examines the affordances and constraints of different pedagogical approaches to teaching controversial issues such as the use of discussion and deliberation, as well as pedagogies that recognize the importance of trust, power, emotion, and personal connections. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ED PSYCH  821 — CONSTRUCTIONISM

3 credits.

Survey of constructionist theory, research, and tools. Develop a deeper understanding of the history, theories, philosophies, tools, research, and technologies of constructionism and its children. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 829 — PROSEMINAR IN AMERICAN CURRICULUM THEORY: 1890-PRESENT

3 credits.

Major movements in the field such as Herbartianism, scientific curriculum planning, rational decision making, group process, and structure of the disciplines. Analysis of major documents and leading figures. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 830 — THEORY AND DESIGN OF THE CURRICULUM

3 credits.

Dimensions of theory and their interrelationships with reference to the curriculum field. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 832 — TEACHING FOR CONCEPTUAL CHANGE IN SCIENCE

3 credits.

Examination of science teaching strategies and programs based on research into students' conceptions of natural phenomena. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 835 — FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION

2 credits.

Focuses on helping pre-service teachers understand what it means to teach social studies for democratic citizenship. Focuses on central debates within social studies education and considers how different national, historical, economic, and political contexts have shaped social studies curricula. Offers an opportunity to compare and contrast social studies education curricula and approaches in diverse national contexts. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 840 — FIELD WORK IN SCHOOL READING PROGRAMS

2-7 credits.

Supervised field experience in working with school-wide reading programs. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 844 — CULTURALLY RELEVANT PEDAGOGY

3 credits.

Pedagogy that explores the relationships between culture and learning as well as teacher ideology and beliefs systems. Examines critical pedagogy and pedagogies of resistance. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ED POL  855 — ISSUES IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

3 credits.

Critical survey of issues and trends; their social, educational basis; implications for elementary schools; examination and analysis of major problems. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 860 — SUPERVISION IN TEACHER EDUCATION

1-3 credits.

For those who are or wish to be university supervisors or cooperating teachers in practicum or student teaching programs. Study and discussion of factors which enter into the supervision of prospective teachers. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 864 — SEMIOTICS FOR EDUCATION

1-3 credits.

Dedicated to Semiotics or the study sign action for Education purpose, described as any activity or process including the production of meaning and apprenticeship. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 900 — ADVANCED SEMINAR IN DIGITAL MEDIA

2-3 credits.

Survey and critical analysis of selected research and other literature in the major divisions of the field, with emphasis according to individual interest. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 910 — SEMINAR-CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

Examines the literature and debates that have arisen in the past three decades on what has come to be called the sociology of school knowledge and related areas. Devoted entirely to the topic of the relationship among policies, curriculum, teaching, and social relations of schools and differential power. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 916 — SMR: SPECIAL TOPICS IN RESEARCH & EVALUATION IN CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

3 credits.

In the past few decades, social thought and philosophy have provided alternative arguments and styles of reasoning in thinking about the history and sciences of education. Explores readings and the importance of this literature to education is in multiple layers; provides ways of thinking about difference outside of theories of representation and identity; embodies ways of engaging the knowledge of science and the political in schooling; provides alternative strategies for discourse analyses; problematizes the givenness of the subject of schooling as the object of change; (re)vises notions of materialism and power in understanding the effects of schooling; provides ways of thinking about knowledge and language as not merely an epiphenomena to structures; and historically explores the limits of theories of practice that are given as what is real and useful. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ENVIR ST  932 — FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION

3 credits.

Education is often portrayed as a critical part of the solution to the intertwined problems of environment and society. Examines environmental education and related traditions such as nature study, conservation education, and outdoor education, as well as more recent movements such as place-based education and education for sustainability. Grounds discussions in concrete examples of educational practice, considers historical and contemporary critiques of environmental education. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 942 — SEMINAR IN RESEARCH ON MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

1-3 credits.

Selected investigations; design of individual research activities. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 943 — MOBILITY, LANGUAGE & EDUCATION

3 credits.

Engages in consideration of and deep dialog around cutting-edge theoretical approaches and framings to languages, literacies, mobility, communication, learning and teaching globally, and to show what different perspectives may offer to understandings of language-in-use across varied global educational and life contexts. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 945 — SEMINAR IN MUSIC EDUCATION

2-3 credits.

Content varies each semester. May cover comprehensive issues, including current views on topics such as psychology of music; sociology of music; aesthetics. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 946 — PAST PERSPECTIVES ON MUSIC EDUCATION

3 credits.

Analysis of music education in primary and secondary schools to 1980 via examination of historical, philosophical, and psychological sources. Explores ideas that have shaped the field in the past and investigates the influence of these ideas on current thinking. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 947 — CURRENT ISSUES IN MUSIC EDUCATION

3 credits.

An exploration of current issues facing music education and an examination of future directions for the field. Identify and investigate individual topics. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 949 — SEMINAR IN THE STUDY OF TEACHER EDUCATION: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

Examination of issues in, and approaches to, design, implementation, and evaluation of professional development for inservice teachers. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 950 — SEMINAR IN THE STUDY OF TEACHER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Examination of issues related to preservice teacher education and teacher education reform. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ART ED  951 — SEMINAR IN ART EDUCATION

3 credits.

Examination and analysis of ideas and studies in art education and related areas preparatory to formulating research problems. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 955 — SEMINAR IN ADVANCED VALUES AND CHARACTER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Pedagogical, psychological, and research issues associated with current approaches to values and moral education. Primary focus is on these issues as they relate to curriculum and instruction in public schools. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 960 — SEMINAR-SCIENCE EDUCATION

1-3 credits.

Research methods in improving instruction in elementary and secondary science education. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC/​ED POL  963 — SEMINAR-EDUCATIONAL PLANNING & CURRIC CHANGE-DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

3 credits.

Analyses and critiques of educational plans related to the social, political, economic, and educational contexts of the target countries. Supervised practice in planning curricular change and educational reforms for particular countries in the light of realistic requirements and constraints. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 964 — SEMINAR IN WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATION

1-3 credits.

Develop a review of literature and a research project related to Second Language acquisition. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 975 — GENERAL SEMINAR

2-3 credits.

For the exploration of new frontiers. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 976 — SEMINAR IN READING

2-3 credits.

Series of advanced seminars on such topics as: diagnostic and remedial teaching; sociology of reading; developmental reading; linguistics in the teaching of reading; or others as designated. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 990 — DISSERTATION RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

Planning and completing a doctoral dissertation. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 991 — POST-SECONDARY TEACHING PRACTICUM

3 credits.

Opportunity to gain an understanding about the design and instruction of teacher education courses. Enroll Info: None

CURRIC 999 — DOCTORAL INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Student-designed opportunity to explore a subject in depth. Enroll Info: None