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Courses at the 500-level

ECED 502: Curriculum, Developmental Play, and Programs

Development and content of curriculum and trends in research for early care and education through primary grades are examined. (Formerly ELED 502: Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Education.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of instructor.
  • or consent of the department chair
ECED 503: Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education Programs

Components of quality group-care situations for infants and toddlers are analyzed. Topics include professional responsibilities and health and safety routines. (Formerly ELED 503: Infants/Toddlers in Group Care.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of instructor.
  • or consent of the department chair
ECED 505: Early Childhood Education and Development Issues

This course fosters an understanding of various theoretical perspectives, issues of young children's educational, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, focusing on typical and atypical growth, multicultural contexts and characteristics.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of instructor.
  • or consent of the department chair
ECED 509: Emergent Literacy - Infants through Grade Two

Students learn how to help young children acquire an interest in reading and learn the necessary concepts concerning print and books. (Formerly ELED 509: Emergent Literacy—Infants through Grade Two.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of instructor.
  • or consent of the department chair
ECED 512: Working with Families: Building Home-School Partnerships

Students develop an understanding of parenting, of working with families within diverse contexts, and of building school, community, and family partnerships. Relevant National Board for Professional Teaching standards are reviewed.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of instructor.
  • or consent of the department chair
ECED 580: Workshop


3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • only with consent of advisor
ELED 500: Reflections: The Art and Science of Teaching

Focus is on elements that contribute to the making of an effective teacher, such as general pedagogical knowledge, knowledge of educational contexts, and knowledge of self as teacher. Field work and observations are required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • prior or concurrent enrollment in CEP 552 and matriculation into M.A.T. program
ELED 502: Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Education

Sequential curriculum experiences are analyzed for day care and nursery, preschool, kindergarten, and primary-grade pupils in language arts, social sciences, science, mathematics, health, safety, nutrition, and visual and performing arts.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of department chair
ELED 504: Mathematics in the Elementary School

Focus is on the content and approach to modern mathematics programs, particularly current research and curriculum trends.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and elementary school teaching experience
  • or consent of instructor
ELED 506: Elementary Mathematics: Geometry, Measurement, Data, Statistics

Elementary mathematics curriculum, content knowledge, standards-based instruction, and research in pedagogy are linked to the teaching of geometry, measurement, and data in the elementary classroom.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and elementary school teaching experience
  • or consent of instructor
ELED 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:
  • Graduate status and TESL 539 or 541 or 549
ELED 508: Language Arts in the Elementary School

Research and theory as it applies to oral and written language learning, classroom talk, sociocultural diversity in communication styles, and the teacher's role in a child-centered classroom are examined.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or consent of instructor.
  • Graduate status
ELED 510: Research Methods, Analysis, and Applications

Practitioners and consumers of research literature examine the process, products, and application of educational inquiry. Topics include research design, data collection, and analysis.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status and prior work in research methods or applied research
  • Or tests and measurements
  • Or statistics; or consent of department chair
ELED 512: Theoretical Perspectives on How Students Learn

The research on learning and theory are explored that have informed teaching in the United States. Study includes the foundations of traditional and constructivist education.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
ELED 513: Designing and Assessing Teaching and Learning

Students examine the theory and strategies for designing and assessing instruction, considering the diversity of learners, the nature of content, and ways of knowing.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ELED 512
ELED 514: Educational Change

Applications of change models are incorporated into professional and educational settings. Course readings and projects explore models of educational change and reform through teachers’ professional development and grant-writing activities.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ELED 513
  • and matriculation into the M.Ed. Program
ELED 515: Literature in the Elementary School

The development of various patterns of literature instruction in the elementary school are studied. Emphasis is on the development and enrichment of children's literary taste and appreciation. Laboratory experiences are included.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • elementary school teaching experience or consent of instructor
ELED 518: Science in the Elementary School

Emphasis is on recent research and curriculum trends in science education. Individual and group laboratory experiences employ various science processes.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • One year of college-level science or consent of instructor
ELED 519: Professional Development for Cooperating Teachers

Cooperating teachers gain knowledge, tools, and experience that help them prepare teacher candidates to meet professional requirements in elementary and early childhood education. 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
ELED 522: Developmental Reading: M.A.T. Practicum I

Research and theory as it applies to developmental reading and associated teaching methods are examined. Emphasis is on application and authentic assessment in practicum settings with diverse populations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • admission to the M.A.T. program
  • ELED 500
  • CEP 552
  • FNED 546
  • or consent of department chair
  • minimum GPA of 3.0
ELED 524: Developmental Reading: M.A.T. Practicum II

Focus is on advanced research and theory in organizing and managing reading programs. Emphasis is on investigating alternative teaching materials and methods for diverse populations in a practicum setting.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • admission to the M.A.T. program
  • CEP 552
  • ELED 500
  • FNED 546
  • minimum GPA of 3.0
  • or consent of department chair
  • ELED 522
ELED 527: Language Arts M.A.T. Practicum

Research and theory as it applies to language arts and associated teaching methods are examined. Emphasis is on application and authentic assessment in practicum settings with diverse populations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the M.A.T. program ;
  • ELED 500
  • FNED 546
  • CEP 552
  • or consent of department chair
  • minimum GPA of 3.0
ELED 528: Social Studies in the Elementary School

Students examine and evaluate objectives, content, and the organization of social studies curriculum, resource materials and selected instructional models in the light of current recommendations and research data.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • elementary school teaching experience.
  • or consent of instructor
ELED 531: Developmental Reading: Prekindergarten through Grade Eight


3 credit hours

ELED 534: Developmental Reading: Prekindergarten through Grade Eight


3 credit hours

ELED 535: Using the Newspaper in the Classroom

Elementary, middle, junior high, and high school teachers learn to use the newspaper as an instructional tool. A field trip to the Providence Journal is included.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
ELED 536: Social Studies M.A.T. Practicum

Research and theory as it applies to social studies and associated teaching methods are examined. Emphasis is on application and authentic assessment in practicum settings with diverse populations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the M.A.T. program ;
  • CEP 552
  • ELED 500
  • FNED 546
  • minimum GPA of 3.0
  • or consent of department chair
ELED 537: Science M.A.T. Practicum

Research and theory as it applies to science and associated teaching methods are examined. Emphasis is on application and authentic assessment in practicum settings with diverse populations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the M.A.T. program ;
  • CEP 552
  • ELED 500
  • FNED 546
  • or consent of department chair
  • minimum GPA of 3.0
ELED 538: Mathematics M.A.T. Practicum

Research and theory as it applies to mathematics and associated teaching methods are examined. Emphasis is on application and authentic assessment in practicum settings with diverse populations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the M.A.T. program ;
  • CEP 552
  • ELED 500
  • FNED 546
  • or consent of department chair
  • a minimum GPA of 3.00
ELED 540: Curriculum and Assessment

Theory and strategies for designing curriculum and assessing student learning are examined, along with other factors affecting teaching and learning. An online component is included.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status
  • a Teach For America corps member
  • or consent of department chair
ELED 541: Teaching Literacy across the Curriculum

This course examines how literacy theory and children’s language and literacy development drive effective literacy assessment and instructional practice. An online component is included.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status
  • a Teach For America corps member
  • or consent of department chair
ELED 542: Educating All Students

Focus is on the influence of culture and language on teaching and learning. Students develop skills to educate diverse learners. An online component is included.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status
  • a Teach For America corps member
  • or consent of department chair
ELED 543: Integrating Theory and Methods

This interdisciplinary course focuses on applying theory in practice across content taught in elementary schools. Emphasis is on mathematics, science, and social studies. An online component is included.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status
  • a Teach For America corps member
  • or consent of department chair
ELED 558: Teaching and Learning Writing

Focus is on the nature of composition, text types, and genre, including narration, exposition, description, and persuasion. (Formerly Developing Composition and Creative Writing Skills in the Elementary School.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status and ELED 508
  • Or consent of department chair
ELED 559: Student Teaching in the Elementary School

In this culminating field experience, candidates complete a teaching experience in a preschool or elementary school under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and college supervisor. This is a full-semester assignment. Graded S, U.
7 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • satisfactory completion of all courses in the M.A.T. in elementary education program required prior to student teaching
  • a positive recommendation from the professor of each elementary education course
  • minimum grade of B- in all professional education courses
  • cumulative GPA of 3.0 a full semester prior to student teaching
  • an approved Preparing to Teach Portfolio
  • passing score(s) on the Praxis II
ELED 569: Student Teaching Seminar in Elementary Education

Teacher behaviors appropriate to effective teaching are developed. Topics include classroom and time management, effective communication, learning styles, and teaching strategies. This seminar meets weekly.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in ELED 559
ELED 580: Workshop (only with consent of instructor)


3 credit hours

READ 501: Reading in the Content Areas

Focus is on methods that help K–12 students learn from subject matter materials.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of instructor
READ 507: Teaching Reading and Writing to ESL Students

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

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and TESL 539 or 541 or 549
READ 534: Developmental Reading

Included are emergent literacy, reading, the other language arts, word recognition strategies, comprehension processes, study skills, and literacy evaluation. Emphasis is on recent research and curriculum trends in literacy education.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status and ELED 422 or equivalent
  • Or elementary school teaching experience
  • or consent of instructor

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