Graduate Catalog 2010-12


See also Education-Early Childhood, Education-Elementary, education-Secondary, Education-Teacher Education, Educational Foundations, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Reading, Special Education, Technology Education, and Vocational-Technical Education.

ED 501           Probe in Education                                                                            1 TO 3
Prereq.: Permission of faculty advisor. In-service experience designed to meet the specific needs of school personnel.

ED 511           Principles of Curriculum Development                                                    3
Examination of selected programs including stated objectives, organizational patterns, curriculum materials, and instructional strategies. This examination will utilize various models of decision making.

ED 515           School Law                                                                                                  3
Teachers study legal bases of chosen profession and develop more adequate understanding of federal, state, and local laws applicable to teachers and pupils of public school. Primary emphasis is placed on Connecticut statutes and judicial interpretations.

ED 517           Evaluation                                                                                                    3
Introduction to the fundamental principles of measurement and evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on the construction of classroom achievement tests, analyzing test results, and on interpreting standardized test scores.

ED 540           Educational Motivation and the Learning Process                                 3
Multidisciplinary approach to understanding of underachievement and resistance to learning. Emphasis on innovative ways of effecting learning by means of sociological, psychological, and educational advances in practice and theory.

ED 545           Integration of Methods of Research and Assessment                            6
Prereq.: Admission to the full-year post-baccalaureate certification program and a 3.00 overall GPA. Examination of traditional and alternative assessment strategies to promote learning. Techniques for analyzing and evaluating qualitative and quantitative research studies and developing skills to design, implement and assess action research projects specific to the internship and school site.

ED 595           Individual Study Project                                                                   1 TO 3
Prereq.:  Permission of department chair. Individual or small group directed study of a specific topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated with different topics for a total of 6 credits. On demand.

ED 598           Research in Education                                                                               3
Students will construct hypotheses in education, design a pilot study, and/or evaluate completed studies. Additional objectives may be presented by the instructor of the course.

ED 599           Thesis                                                                                                           3
Prereq.:  PSY 512 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor; completion of 18-24 credits; and a 3.00 overall GPA. Preparation of the thesis under the supervision of the thesis advisor.



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