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Courses at the 500-level

FNED 502: Social Issues in Education

The social and cultural foundations of education are explored. Topics include historical, political, global, and legal perspectives on contemporary schooling.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of department chair
FNED 520: Cultural Foundations of Education

The matrices of cultural influences on formal and informal educational processes are examined. Topics include the effects of cultural pluralism and bilingualism on American education.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of department chair
FNED 541: Comparative Philosophies of Education

Philosophical perspectives that have been brought to bear on educational concerns are compared, particularly the role of schooling in a democratic society.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of department chair
FNED 546: Contexts of Schooling

Integrating class work and a fifteen-hour field component, students examine the social and cultural forces that affect schools.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of department chair
FNED 547: Introduction to Classroom Research

Preservice and in-service teachers are introduced to qualitative and quantitative research in education through the interpretation of published studies and through the initiation of a study in a classroom.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of department chair
FNED 561: Latinos in the United States

Students examine recent scholarship on Latinos in the United States and undertake research projects that focus on Latino educational issues. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: ANTH 561, FNED 561, or SSCI 561.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and any 300-level social or behavioral science course
  • or consent of department chair
MLED 510: Teaching and Learning at the Middle Level with 15 practicum hours

Students examine the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual characteristics of early adolescents and the impact of society on early adolescents.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Current elementary or secondary certification
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
MLED 520: Curriculum and Organization of Middle-Level Schools with 8 practicum hours

Students examine the emergence of the middle school and its components. They work in interdisciplinary teams to construct an integrated unit.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • MLED 510
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
MLED 530: Application of Middle-Level Instructional Models with 15 practicum hours

Students develop lessons for all content areas, using reading and writing strategies to promote literacy and critical thinking in middle school teaching and learning. Students participate in a fifteen-hour practicum.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • MLED 520
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
MLED 540: Practicum in Middle-Level Instruction with 30 practicum hours

The development and application of instructional plans are facilitated, using middle level differentiated strategies. Students examine the components of differentiation and apply these strategies to daily planning and practice.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • MLED 530
SED 506: Survey of Instructional Design

This course provides students with an in-depth overview of the theory and application of various methods of instructional design, including technology, assessment, and use of instructional materials.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
SED 507: Instructional Design and Literacy

This course provides students with research-based instructional design integrating reading and writing strategies for secondary education content teaching. A clinical experience is required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SED 506
  • or consent of department chair
SED 511: Content and Pedagogy in Secondary Education

Students examine principles, methods, content, and curriculum in the content area and prepare lessons and units that incorporate the needs of diverse learners and effective assessment strategies.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SED 507
  • or consent of department chair
SED 512: Field Practicum in Secondary Education

Teacher candidates, under the supervision of college and clinical instructors, plan, develop, and implement lesson plans within middle/secondary clinical settings, drawing on content developed in SED 511.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in SED 511
SED 514: Secondary School Curriculum

The development of a curriculum and the forces that modify it are examined in terms of the problems, needs, and trends involved. Recent curriculum developments are considered.
3 credit hours

SED 519: Professional Development for Cooperating Teachers

Cooperating teachers gain knowledge, tools, and experience that help them prepare teacher candidates to meet professional requirements in K–12 education programs. This course may be repeated after four years. Hybrid course.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and currently serving as a cooperating teacher, or consent of department chair
SED 521: Student Teaching in Secondary School

In this culminating field experience, candidates complete a teaching experience in a middle or senior high school under the supervision of cooperating teachers and college supervisors. This is a full-semester assignment.
7 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in SED 522
  • completion of all program requirements and all required education courses with a minimum grade of B- prior to student teaching
  • satisfactory completion of all courses in the major prior to student teaching
  • a recommendation from the practicum instructor
  • graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 a full semester prior to student teaching
  • passing score(s) on the Praxis II
  • approved Preparing to Teach Portfolio
  • and a negative result from the required tuberculin test
SED 522: Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education

This is an integrative and culminating experience in the professional program in secondary education. Students reflect on their initial experience as classroom teachers.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • concurrent enrollment in SED 521
SED 527: Foreign Languages in the Schools

Focus is on more effective foreign language teaching at all levels. Recent research in methodology and educational media is examined, with particular reference to the contributions made by such areas as psychology and linguistics.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of minimum academic requirements for certification in the discipline or consent of department chair
SED 529: Mathematics in the Secondary Schools

Emphasis is on the actual teaching of mathematics. Topics include current curriculum recommendations that affect methodology and the teacher’s fundamental approach to mathematics.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of minimum academic requirements for certification in the discipline or consent of department chair
SED 531: Models of Instruction

A variety of theory-based instructional models are examined and in the context of contemporary secondary school issues and reform efforts.
3 credit hours

SED 542: English in Secondary Schools

Study includes the evaluation of aims and objectives, selection and organization of content, principles and methods of English instruction, and current research in English instruction.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of minimum academic requirements for certification in the discipline or consent of department chair.
SED 543: Social Studies in Secondary Schools

Study includes the evaluation of aims and objectives, selection and organization of content, principles and methods of social studies instruction, and current research in social studies instruction.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of minimum academic requirements for certification in the discipline or consent of department chair.
SED 548: Science Methods in Secondary Schools

Focus is on five major areas relative to science instruction in the secondary schools. Discussion of each area is supplemented with library research.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of minimum academic requirements for certification in the discipline or consent of department chair.
SED 551: Inquiry into Classroom Practice

Students engage in systematic inquiry based on original data and standardized assessments of teaching and learning within educational settings. This is the first core course in the M.Ed. in advanced studies in teaching and learning.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • admission to the M.Ed. program in advanced studies in teaching and learning or consent of department chair.
SED 552: Social and Cultural Contexts of Education

Students examine the social and cultural construction of schooling and the implications of multiculturalism, school structure, and educational policy. This is the second core course in the M.Ed. in advanced studies in teaching and learning
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SED 551
  • or consent of department chair.
SED 554: Learning in Middle and High School

Students use multidisciplinary perspectives to examine individual, social, cultural, and historical factors in learning, teaching, and assessment practices. This is the third core course in the M.Ed. in advanced studies in teaching and learning.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or consent of department chair
SED 555: Literacy across the Disciplines

Students examine the research, theory, and practice of multiliteracies in academic disciplines. This is the final core course in the M.Ed. in advanced studies in teaching and learning. (Formerly Literacies in the Disciplines.)
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or consent of department chair
SED 561: Socio-cultural Theory, Education Policy, and Pedagogy

Students examine the social and cultural construction of schooling and the implications of multiculturalism, school structure, and education policy.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the M.Ed. program in advanced studies in teaching and learning or consent of department chair
SED 562: Inquiry into Classroom Practice

Students engage in systematic inquiry based on original data and standardized assessments of teaching and learning within educational settings.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • admission to the M.Ed. program in advanced studies in teaching and learning and completion of SED 561 or consent of department chair
SED 563: Educational Measurement and Assessment

Students study quantitative and qualitative methods of conducting student and teacher assessments, uses of assessment data, role of standards, and implications for instruction. Hybrid course.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SED 562
  • or consent of department chair
SED 564: Learning Theory and Student Engagement

Students use multidisciplinary perspectives to examine individual, social, cultural, and historical factors in learning, teaching, and assessment practices. A case study is conducted.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SED 563
  • or consent of department chair
SED 565: Disciplinary Literacy and Curriculum Research

Students examine the research, theory, and practice of multiliteracies in academic disciplines. A classroom-based field study is conducted.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SED 564
  • or consent of department chair
SED 591: Directed Research

Under the direction of a member of the department faculty, students initiate a formal inquiry into an area of concern associated with their present professional responsibility. A maximum of four credit hours may be earned in this sequence.
1-4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • consent of department chair. Open only to students enrolled in the M.Ed. program in secondary education or the educational specialist programs
SED 592: Directed Research

Under the direction of a member of the department faculty, students initiate a formal inquiry into an area of concern associated with their present professional responsibility. A maximum of four credit hours may be earned in this sequence.
1-4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • consent of department chair. Open only to students enrolled in the M.Ed. program in secondary education or the educational specialist programs
SED 593: Directed Research

Under the direction of a member of the department faculty, students initiate a formal inquiry into an area of concern associated with their present professional responsibility. A maximum of four credit hours may be earned in this sequence.
1-4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • consent of department chair. Open only to students enrolled in the M.Ed. program in secondary education or the educational specialist programs
SED 594: Directed Research

Under the direction of a member of the department faculty, students initiate a formal inquiry into an area of concern associated with their present professional responsibility. A maximum of four credit hours may be earned in this sequence.
1-4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • consent of department chair. Open only to students enrolled in the M.Ed. program in secondary education or the educational specialist programs
TECH 510: Analysis and Implementation of Objectives for Technology Education

Training objectives and the subsequent process of instructional program development are identified.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Certification in technology education or consent
  • or consent of the department chair
TECH 511: Implementing Technology Education

Teaching strategies are provided, with focus on implementing programs, integrating with STEM areas, and developing activities. (Formerly TECH 510: Analysis and Implementation of Objectives for Technology Education.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or consent of department chair
  • graduate status and certification in technology education
TECH 512: Program Development and Funding

Focus is on developing funding plans and grants to sustain technology education programs.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status
  • certification in technology education
  • or consent of department chair
TECH 520: Curriculum Models in Technology Education

New curriculum models used in technology education programs at the national level are presented. Career education and prevocational curriculum thrusts are identified and analyzed for implementation in technology education programs.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status
  • Certification in technology education
  • or consent of department chair
TECH 531: Issues in the Workplace

Economic, social, and political issues affecting work and education are identified. Forces accelerating the rate of change in peoples' working lives and their expectations for education and training are studied
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and certification in technology education or consent of department chair.
TECH 561: Seminar on Technology Education Research

Basic forms of research and evaluation are introduced. Students are required to develop a research proposal in the field of technology education or in another area of technology.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Completion of four courses in the Professional Education Component
  • or consent of the department chair
TECH 562: Research in Technology Education

Basic forms of research and evaluation are introduced. Students are required to develop a research proposal in the field of technology education or in another area of technology. (Formerly TECH 561: Seminar on Technology Research.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of four courses in the Professional Education Component and/or consent of department chair
TECH 565: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Students apply techniques for analyzing problems, framing decisions, and stimulating critical analysis and creative thought.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and certification in technology education or consent of department chair.
TECH 590: Directed Study

Students select a topic and undertake a concentrated research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and either completion of all required courses or final semester of study
TESL 507: Teaching Reading and Writing to English-as-a-Second-Language Students

Focus is on second-language literacy in reading and writing for limited English proficient students. Students cannot receive credit for both ELED 507 and TESL 507.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TESL 541 or READ 534
  • Graduate status
TESL 539: Language Acquisition and Learning

Theory and research relating to first- and second-language acquisition and learning are examined from a pedagogical perspective. Emphasis is on variables affecting language learning and teaching. (Formerly TESL 439.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to a teacher preparation program
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
TESL 541: Applied Linguistics in ESL

The basic sounds, structures, and transformations of contemporary English usage as a basis for teaching English as a second language are examined.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
TESL 546: Teaching English as a Second Language

This is a methods course for students and teachers who plan to teach or are presently teaching English as a second language. The teaching techniques demonstrated reflect up-to-date research in applied linguistics.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • TESL 539
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
TESL 548: Curriculum and Methods for Content ESL Instruction

Focus is on the selection and use of methods and techniques that facilitate the learning of English and content area subjects by ESL students within the mainstream curriculum in secondary school.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TESL 539
  • Graduate status
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
TESL 549: Sociocultural Foundations of Language Minority Education

Students examine sociocultural issues related to the instructional needs of language minority students, including social, cultural, political, and legal contexts of instruction. (Formerly TESL 449.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to a teacher preparation program
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
TESL 551: Assessment of English Language Learners

The course explores principles of assessment for English Language Learners, formal and informal assessment methods and data analyses designed to improve instruction. (Formerly Curriculum Development and Language Assessment in ESL.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TESL 549 or TESL 548 and 507
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
TESL 552: Applied Research and Teaching in ESL

Teaching skills are developed through ESL classroom observation and an ESL practicum. Included are weekly seminar discussions and a forty-five-clock-hour practicum, under the guidance of College and laboratory school instructors.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TESL 546
  • TESL 551
  • or consent of the department chair
TESL 553: Internship in English as a Second Language

Students conduct assessments, provide instruction, and collaborate with professionals and parents in supervised ESL settings. Includes weekly seminars.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • TESL 507 and 546 or TESL 548

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