Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Education—Elementary

 

Note: Additional work will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.

EDEL 485       Creating Classroom Community (K-8)                                                     3
Examination of the purposes, processes, and strategies of varied approaches to building community in elementary education and kindergarten through grade eight classrooms. Irregular. 

EDEL 508       Current Trends in Elementary Education                                                3
Prereq.:  Matriculation into M.S. program in Elementary Education. Current trends in Elementary School Curriculum, with emphasis on issues, models, and processes. Local and state projects will be examined. Not applicable to provisional, Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor certification. Fall.

EDEL 509       Education and the Development of Cultural Understanding                 3
Prereq.:  Matriculation into M.S. program in Education. Study of attitudes, values, and expectations of educators as related to cultural diversity. Strategies presented to develop respect of students for cultural pluralism. Research related to the reduction of racial, ethnic, and sex stereotyping and biases is surveyed. Spring.

EDEL 512       Assessment of Learning                                                                             3
Prereq.:  EDEL 508. Study of current assessment theory and practices, with emphasis on designing data-driven classroom instruction based on a variety of formal and informal assessments. Spring.

EDEL 529       Analysis of Teaching                                                                                  3
Prereq.:  Acceptance to Elementary Education M.S. program and successful completion of 18 credits in planned program. Analysis of instructional practices and their effects on learners. Diverse perspectives are analyzed, including selected conceptual frameworks, effective teaching, literature, research, and wisdom of practice. Spring.

EDEL 537       Social Studies Methods (1-6)                                                                     3
Prereq.:  Teacher certification or permission of instructor. Examines social studies as taught in elementary classrooms, considering both content and process. Approaching material from multiple perspectives, students will design developmentally-appropriate instruction. Fall.

EDEL 591       Designing Action Research in Elementary and Early Childhood Education       3
Prereq.:  Matriculation in either Elementary or Early Childhood, M.S., completion of 21 credits in planned program including ED 598, Plan C designation, and a 3.00 GPA. Students design action research projects having implications for the education of young learners in their own professional settings. Course outcomes include individual proposals specifying problem statement, theoretical framework, resource review, local context description, strategy, and evaluation design. Fall.

EDEL 592       Implementing and Documenting Action Research in Elementary and Early Childhood Education       3
Prereq.:  EDEL 591, and a 3.00 GPA. Students implement strategies proposed in EDEL 591. The final report documents findings and conclusions drawn from collected data and personal insights into their intervention. Presentation supplements the written report. Spring.

 

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