Department of Teacher Education

Course Descriptions

Education - Early Childhood

  • ECE 3000 Developmentally Effective Philosophies and Approaches

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Culturally responsive, developmentally and age appropriate practices based on a framework of theoretical research, current pedagogy for early childhood (birth-age-8) and alignment to state and national early childhood guidelines. Integrated Writing course.

  • ECE 3100 Reading Methods and Materials

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Formal reading instruction in early childhood classrooms; strategies and materials for teaching reading to young children based on IRA and Ohio Content Standards.

  • ECE 3150 Literacy Methods: Reading

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Formal reading instruction in early childhood classrooms; strategies and materials for teaching reading to young children.

  • ECE 3200 Social Studies Methods in ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Principles, resources, technology, critical thinking skills, and social science research for early childhood social studies, as well as the teaching of U.S. and Ohio history.

  • ECE 3210 ECE Field Experience I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Candidates, mentored by an early childhood educator, assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 1st-3rd grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from early childhood methods courses.

  • ECE 3230 ECE Field Experience II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Candidates, mentored by an early childhood educator, assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 1st-3rd grade setting increasingly applying pedagogical content knowledge from early childhood methods courses.

  • ECE 3300 Introduction to Child Development

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development (typical and atypical) of children birth through age eight.

  • ECE 3400 Classroom Management and Positive Child Guidance

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Child guidance strategies to facilitate learning and promote social well-being in early childhood classrooms. Integrated Writing Course.

  • ECE 3500 Families, Communities, and Schools

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Early childhood educators collaborating with families and diverse backgrounds in the care and education of children, birth-age 8; building curriculum that addresses the needs of English Language Learners.

  • ECE 3600 Phonics and Word Study

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An in-depth analysis of how children learn printed words and use this knowledge while reading and writing.

  • ECE 3650 Phonics and Word Study in ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An in-depth analysis of how children learn phonics and word study, and use this knowledge while reading and writing.

  • ECE 3700 Writing Methods and Materials

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of emerging writing in early childhood and the methods and materials needed to facilitate oral and written communication.

  • ECE 3750 Writing Methods in Early Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The study of writing development, writing theory, writing genres, writing assessment, instructional pedagogy, and materials in early childhood language arts program development, and the integration of literature and language arts across PK-3 grade curricula. Integrated Writing course.

  • ECE 3800 Language Development and the English Language Learner

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Language development, causes and effects of communication disorders, evaluations, interventions, second language acquisition, planning and implementing culturally responsive lessons and classroom environments.

  • ECE 3900 Teaching English Language Learners

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Second language acquisition; planning and implementing culturally responsive lessons and classroom environments.

  • ECE 4000 Curriculum Design and Integration

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Integration of content, philosophies, theories, and practical application in early childhood classrooms. Integrated Writing course.

  • ECE 4010 ECE 4-5 Generalist Principles, Practices, and Learning

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical and underlying philosophy of the middle school concept based on the unique nature of pre-adolescents and adolescents. Current instructional and curricular practices are viewed in relation to this philosophy.

  • ECE 4020 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective Language Arts and Social Studies Instruction

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Pedagogy and content knowledge of content area reading through the study of grades 4 and 5 social studies.

  • ECE 4030 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective Science Instruction

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods for teaching middle level science pertinent to the Ohio Learning Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curricula, and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade science education.

  • ECE 4040 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective Mathematics Instruction

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods for teaching middle level mathematics pertinent to the Ohio Learning Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curricula and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade mathematics education.

  • ECE 4100 Science Methods in ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Curricula and materials for teaching early childhood science with emphasis on using an integrated constructivist approach to science teaching. Includes development of appropriate learning targets, planning, implementation, evaluation, and trends in science education.

  • ECE 4200 Mathematics Methods in ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Curricula and materials for teaching early childhood mathematics emphasizing conceptual math, growth mindset, integration, and interventions to meet the needs of diverse learners. Includes development and implementation of assessments, lessons, and appropriate modifications.

  • ECE 4210 ECE Internship Part I: Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Candidates, mentored by an early childhood educator, assume additional responsibilities in planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 1st-3rd grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from early childhood methods courses.

  • ECE 4300 Differentiation and Collaboration to Engage Diverse Learners

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An examination of modifications and teaching strategies necessary to facilitate the diverse learning needs of young students. Focus on developing and implementing differentiated lessons.

  • ECE 4400 Assessment Methods in ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Varying assessment techniques and strategies, both formal and informal, utilized in early childhood education. Various forms of assessments used to assess young students' learning in order to plan and implement effective lessons.

  • ECE 4500 Independent Study in Early Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study in a selected area of Early Childhood Education

  • ECE 4650 Literacy Methods: Supporting Struggling Readers

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of assessments, reading strategies, reading materials and techniques needed to assist struggling readers.

  • ECE 4700 Content Seminar: ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Reflection on ECE theories, philosophies and content in preparation for entry into the ECE profession.

  • ECE 4800 Early Childhood Education Professional Seminar

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar course prepares ECE teacher candidates for entering the field of teaching. Topics include: licensure, resume building, creating an interview portfolio, job search, interviewing techniques, teacher assessments, and dispositions and ethics surrounding teachers.

  • ECE 4900 ECE Internship Part II: Student Teaching

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    9
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, mentored by an early childhood educator, assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 1st-3rd grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from early childhood methods courses.

  • ECE 5010 ECE 4-5 Generalist Principles, Practices, and Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical and underlying philosophy of the middle school concept based on the unique nature of pre-adolescents and adolescents. Current instructional and curricular practices are viewed in relation to this philosophy.

  • ECE 5020 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective LA and Social Studies Instruction

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Pedagogy and content knowledge of content area reading through the study of grades 4 and 5 social studies.

  • ECE 5030 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective Science Instruction

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods for teaching middle level science pertinent to the Ohio Learning Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curricula, and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade science education.

  • ECE 5040 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective Mathematics Instruction

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods for teaching middle level mathematics pertinent to the Ohio Learning Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curricula and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade mathematics education.

  • ECE 6500 Specific Studies in Early Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent Study in a selected area of Early Childhood Education

  • ECE 7200 Advanced Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Classroom management techniques within the framework of developmentally appropriate practices and constructivist education, identifying communication techniques that facilitate young children learning self-control.

  • ECE 7300 Social Development and Play in Early Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Social, cognitive, and emotional development theories as they relate to the play of young children.

  • ECE 7350 Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of sources of individual differences within the early childhood classroom: culture/ethnicity, race, language, wealth, learning style/ability, and gender.

  • ECE 7400 Research in Early Childhood Education Topics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Research topics, issues and trends in Early Childhood Education using qualitative and action research methods.

  • ECE 7450 Comparative Theories of Child Development

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Comparative study of philosophies of child development and the practical application of these theories in ECE classrooms.

  • ECE 7500 Developmentally Appropriate Assessment

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Assessment and evaluation of infants through age 8, and the use of assessment data to inform decision making.

  • ECE 7600 Integrating Literacy and the Expressive Arts

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Planning literacy experiences that incorporate visual arts, poetry, music, and creative movement.

  • ECE 7700 Language Development and Communication Disorders in Early Childhood

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Speech and language development, causes and effects of communication disorders, speech and language assessment and intervention strategies.

Education

  • ED 1010 Overview of the Teaching Profession

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of the teaching profession.

  • ED 1020 Managing Personal Care Assistants

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Assist students with severe physical disabilities in learning how to recruit, interview, screen, select, hire, train, schedule, manage, and fire personal assistants.

  • ED 1030 Developing Peer Mentors with Disabilities

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Assist students with disabilities in becoming a peer mentor for incoming first-year students with disabilities.

  • ED 1040 Foundations in Learning

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces first semester students to skills needed for successful transition to college, including self-determination and self-advocacy, goal-setting, strategic learning, metacognition, and laws protecting student with disabilities.

  • ED 1100 Introduction to Middle Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to middle level teaching. Topics include preparation of teachers, requirements for teacher licensure, professional organizations, middle school curricula, and effective practices. School visits will be part of the course.

  • ED 2100 Education in a Democracy

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores role of education in a democracy and concepts of social justice, diversity and privilege, historical and current oppression, equitable access to knowledge, and development of respect between/among individuals and groups in a global society.

  • ED 2260 Middle Childhood and Adolescent Young Adult Math Pedagogy and Content Seminar

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Teacher candidates will form a foundation for math pedagogical content knowledge. Readings, discussions, observations, and reflections on how students learn math and how best to teach it.

  • ED 2270 Middle Childhood and Adolescent Young Adult Science Pedagogy and Content Seminar

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Teacher candidates will form a foundation for science pedagogical content knowledge. Readings, discussions, observations, and reflections on how students learn science and how best to teach it.

  • ED 2600 Introduction to Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Orientation to the teaching profession and pluralistic American society as well as an awareness of the global community.

  • ED 2650 Early Field Experience I: Introduction to the Education Profession

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Introduces students to the educational process through participation in a classroom and through an examination of classroom dynamics within a natural setting. Must have at least a 2.0 GPA.

  • ED 2700 Educational Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Understand how people learn, how to motivate, and assess preK-12 students based on theoretical principles from field of educational psychology.

  • ED 2750 Early Field Experience II: Introduction to Educational Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Introduces students to the educational process through participation in a classroom and through an examination of classroom dynamics within a natural setting. Must have at least a 2.0 GPA.

  • ED 3020 Principles, Practices, and Learning in Grades 4 and 5

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Development of the young child in pre-adolescence; developmentally appropriate pedagogical strategies and practices for effective teaching and learning

  • ED 3030 Reading and Language Arts Instruction in Social Studies for Grades 4 and 5

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Pedagogy and content knowledge of content area reading through the study of grades 4 and 5 social studies.

  • ED 3050 Effective Science Instruction for Grades 4 and 5

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Curriculum and materials for teaching middle level science pertinent to the Ohio Academic Content Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curriculum and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade science education.

  • ED 3070 Effective Mathematics Instruction for Grades 4 and 5

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Curriculum and materials for teaching middle level mathematics pertinent to the Ohio Academic Content Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curriculum and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade mathematics education.

  • ED 3100 The African American Experience in Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores the diverse experiences of being African American and examines the effect of Blackness on students' and teachers' experiences. Facilitates examination of personal biases and effective methods for providing educational access for all.

  • ED 3250 Urban Youth

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Diverse experiences of urban youth and effect of urban experiences on students, teachers, schools, and communities. Methods for providing resource access for all.

  • ED 3700 Communication Arts for Educators

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study, design, and present speeches and media projects for a variety of purposes, occasions, and audiences.

  • ED 4000 Education Honors Project I: Research

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    An in-depth independent study, under the guidance of a TED faculty advisor, in which students pursuing Education Departmental Honors complete the research portion of their Honors projects.

  • ED 4010 Advancing Reading in the Content Area

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Reading in the content area that includes instruction in organizing instruction, use of protocols for oral language development, strategies for word skill development, reading comprehension and assessment for instructional purposes.

  • ED 4060 Reading and Literacy I: Background and Foundations

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the content knowledge of the structure of literacy and reading/writing instruction. Candidates explore instructional strategies for reading and writing and the theory that supports scientifically based instruction.

  • ED 4070 Reading and Literacy Instruction II: Content Literacy Tools

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Addresses more advanced levels of literacy including content reading and writing for research and extended response.

  • ED 4080 Phonics and Word Study Instruction

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    How people learn printed words and how to assess that knowledge and deliver instructional procedures with appropriate materials. Candidates will implement learning outcomes in a co-requisite field placement course.

  • ED 4090 Literacy Assessment and Intervention

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to literacy assessment instruments to assess student reading and writing performance and how to determine best practices interventions to meet student needs.

  • ED 4100 Education Honors Project II: Presentation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    An in-depth independent study, under the guidance of a TED faculty advisor, in which students pursuing Education Departmental Honors present their completed Honors projects.

  • ED 4210 MCE Reading and Writing across the Curriculum

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Engages teacher candidates in reading and writing across various literary genres and introduces them to reading and writing workshop methods. Integrated Writing Course.

  • ED 4220 Middle Level Teaching: Principles, Practices, and Learning

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on the historical and underlying philosophy of the middle school concept based on the unique nature of pre-adolescents and adolescents. Current instructional and curricular practices are viewed in relation to this philosophy.

  • ED 4250 Field Experience III: Middle Childhood Literacy

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Mentored by a middle grades reading teacher, candidates will participate in a grades 4-9 reading classroom.

  • ED 4400 Teacher in School and Society: Music Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Teacher candidates will be provided the necessary knowledge and skills regarding issues affecting education to assist them in making a successful transition from being a teacher-candidate to becoming a professional educator.

  • ED 4500 Independent Study in Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study in a selected area of education.

  • ED 4590 Classroom Management and Organization

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An application of a variety of discipline and organizational models for use in diverse settings and discussion of recent research, practice, and innovation in the field of classroom management and organization. Integrated Writing course.

  • ED 4610 Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Candidates holding a valid teaching license, under direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades K-12 in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL).

  • ED 4900 Student Teaching: Music Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, candidates are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades K-12 in music education.

  • ED 4950 Youth Voices

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Examines the pedagogies that encourage youth in developing the capacity to participate responsibly and effectively in the civic life of their communities. The seminar is centered on a field-based learning experience. Service Learning course.

  • ED 4990 The African American Experience in Education: Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Synthesizes histories and experiences of African Americans and examines impacts on education. Implements reflection and synthesis to identify and mitigate personal and institutional bias. Discusses strategies that provide educational access for all students.

  • ED 6000 Adolescent Development for Educators

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of developmental changes experienced during adolescence and their relationship to educational experiences.

  • ED 6010 Advancing Reading in the Content Area

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Reading in the content area that includes instruction in organizing instruction, use of protocols for oral language development, strategies for word skill development, reading comprehension and assessment for instructional purposes.

  • ED 6020 Reading and Literacy I: Background and Tools for Intervention Specialists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Content knowledge of the structure of literacy and reading/writing instruction; instructional strategies for reading and writing and the theory that supports scientifically-based instruction.

  • ED 6030 Reading and Literacy Instruction II: Content Literacy Tools for Intervention Specialists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Extends knowledge of literacy instruction and addresses more advanced levels of literacy including content reading and writing for research and extended response.

  • ED 6040 Instruction in Word Study and Phonics for Intervention Specialists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Knowledge of how people learn printed words, how to assess that knowledge and deliver the instructional procedures with appropriate materials.

  • ED 6050 Literacy Assessment and Intervention for Intervention Specialists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Utilizing a range of literacy assessment instruments to assess student reading and writing performance and to determine best practices interventions in order to meet student needs.

  • ED 6060 Reading and Literacy I: Background and Tools

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to the content knowledge of the structure of literacy and reading/writing instruction. Candidates explore instructional strategies for reading and writing and the theory that supports scientifically based instruction.

  • ED 6070 Reading and Literacy Instruction II: Content Literacy Tools

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Extends knowledge of literacy instruction and addresses more advanced levels of literacy including content reading and writing for research and extended response. Candidates are expected to demonstrate instructional procedures within their field placement.

  • ED 6080 Phonics and Word Study Instruction

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course is an introduction to the knowledge of how people learn printed words, how to assess that knowledge and deliver the instructional procedures with appropriate materials.

  • ED 6090 Literacy Assessment and Intervention

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Candidates will learn to use a range of literacy assessment instruments to assess student reading and writing performance and to determine best practices interventions in order to meet student needs.

  • ED 6100 Mathematics Instruction for Intervention Specialists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An in-depth investigation of important elementary mathematical topics, focusing on content, pedagogy, and differentiation of instruction for all learners.

  • ED 6150 Graduate Field Experience

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Introduces students to the educational process through participation in a P-12 classroom and through an examination of classroom dynamics within a natural setting.

  • ED 6160 Practicum in Anatomy for Educators

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Anatomy students, mentored/supervised by an Anatomy educator, shall assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in an educational setting applying pedagogical content knowledge in the academic area of Anatomy

  • ED 6170 Middle Level Inquiry and Action Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course provides an introduction to teacher-based action research. Students will learn content related to: types of research, types of data, research methodologies, data analyses and data interpretation within the context of education.

  • ED 6180 Assessment for Middle Level Educators

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course focuses on varying assessment techniques and strategies (teacher-created and standardized) utilized in middle level education. Students will read, analyze and interpret assessment data to modify instruction and promote student success.

  • ED 6200 Practicum: MA

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Educators with prior teaching license(s), under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for field experience in grades pK-12 and their concentration area(s).

  • ED 6250 MCE Internship Part I: Methods

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship
    Practicum

    Candidates, mentored by a middle grades teacher, shall assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 4-9th grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from middle childhood content and methods courses.

  • ED 6300 Practicum: AYA

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Educators with prior teaching license(s), under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for a field experience in grades 7-12 and their concentration area.

  • ED 6330 Middle School Social Studies: Curriculum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Course focuses on principles, trends, resources, technology, critical thinking skills, historiography, and social science research for middle school social studies. This course will also focus on teaching in the multicultural classroom.

  • ED 6340 Language Arts Methods for Middle Level Educators

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A developmental and integrated approach to teaching language arts (reading, writing, speaking & listening and language) in a middle level, grades 4-9, classroom.

  • ED 6350 Middle Childhood Mathematics: Curriculum and Methods

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    A study of curriculum, materials, and methodology for teaching mathematics in the middle school, grades 4 through 9. This includes lesson planning, assessment, differentiation, technology, and pedagogical content knowledge.

  • ED 6360 Middle Childhood Education Science: Curriculum and Methods

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Curriculum and materials for teaching middle level science with emphasis on using an integrated constructivist approach to science teaching. Includes development of appropriate objectives, planning, resources and facilities, evaluation, and trends in science education.

  • ED 6400 Practicum: Middle Childhood

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Educators with prior teaching license(s), under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for field experience in grades 4-9 and their concentration area.

  • ED 6410 MCE Internship Part II: Student Teaching

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Teacher candidates are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades 4-9 under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher.

  • ED 6420 Professional Seminar: Middle Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Prepares candidates for their first year of teaching. Topics include: classroom management, collaboration with others, school policies and procedures, resident educator program resume building, licensure information, interviewing techniques, and creating a portfolio.

  • ED 6430 Field Experience II Methods in AYA: Integrated Social Studies

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, mentored by a social studies educator, shall assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 7-12th grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from social studies content and methods courses.

  • ED 6440 AYA Internship Part I: Methods ILA

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, mentored by a language arts educator, shall assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 7-12th grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from language arts content and methods courses.

  • ED 6450 AYA Internship Part I: Methods IM

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, mentored by a mathematics educator, shall assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 7-12th grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from mathematics content and methods courses.

  • ED 6460 AYA Internship Part I: Methods IS

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, mentored by a science educator, shall assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 7-12th grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from science content and methods courses.

  • ED 6470 MA Internship Part I: Methods WL

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, mentored by a world languages educator, shall assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a P-12th grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from world language content and methods courses.

  • ED 6475 MA Internship Part I: Methods CIS

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, mentored by a Computer Information Science educator, shall assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a K-12th grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from CIS methods courses.

  • ED 6480 Field Experience II: Methods in MA: Visual Arts

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Candidates, mentored by a visual arts educator, shall assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a P-12 grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from visual arts content and methods courses.

  • ED 6490 Middle Childhood Inquiry Project

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Students will be required to complete an inquiry project and the unit portfolio in order to partially fulfill the requirements for the Masters of Education Degree in Middle Childhood Education.

  • ED 6500 Specific Studies in Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Provides developing professional educators instruction in current trends and issues in adolescence and young adult social studies.

  • ED 6510 Field Experience II: Methods in MA: Computer Information Science

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, mentored by a Computer Information Science educator, shall assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a K-12th grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from CIS methods courses.

  • ED 6530 AYA Internship Part II: Student Teaching ISS

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades 7-12 in Integrated Social Studies.

  • ED 6540 AYA Internship Part II: Student Teaching ILA

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades 7-12 in Integrated Language Arts.

  • ED 6550 AYA Internship Part II: Student Teaching IM

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades 7-12 in Integrated Mathematics.

  • ED 6560 AYA Internship Part II: Student Teaching IS

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades 7-12 in Integrated Science.

  • ED 6570 MA Internship Part II: Student Teaching WL

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades p-12 in Multi-Age World Languages.

  • ED 6575 MA Internship Part II: Student Teaching CIS

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades K-12: Computer Information Science classroom.

  • ED 6580 Student Teaching: Multi-Age Visual Arts

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience grades p-12 in Multi-Age Visual Arts.

  • ED 6600 Teaching in the American Educational System

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Foundational analysis of the relationship between public education in a democracy and the critical social issues and forces impacting renewal efforts.

  • ED 6610 Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Educators with prior teaching license(s), under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for field experience in grades K-12 and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL).

  • ED 6630 Adolescent And Young Adult: Integrated Social Studies: Curriculum And Materials I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Course focuses on principles, resources, technology, critical thinking skills, historiography, and social science research for adolescence social studies. This course will also focus on teaching in the multicultural classroom.

  • ED 6640 Adolescent and Young Adult: Integrated Language Arts: Curriculum and Materials I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on theoretical issues and practical problems of teaching English at all levels, including developing media competence and teaching media literacy.

  • ED 6650 Adolescent and Young Adult: Integrated Mathematics: Curriculum and Materials I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will examine curriculum, methods, and materials in the teaching of mathematics for grades 7-12. This includes lesson planning, assessment, differentiation, technology, and content for algebra and geometry courses.

  • ED 6660 Adolescent and Young Adult Integrated Science: Curriculum And Materials I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods, curriculum, and materials for teaching adolescent school science: emphasis on philosophy, planning and implementation, evaluation, resources and facilities, and historical and contemporary curricular trends in science education.

  • ED 6670 Multi-age: World Languages: Curriculum And Materials I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Presents world language curriculum and materials with emphasis on ACTFL Standards in order to plan and implement effective lessons and activities focused on pK-12 second language acquisition.

  • ED 6675 Multi-Age: Computer Information Science Curriculum and Methods I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course explores computer information science as a discipline that encourages inquiry, equity and collaboration. This includes lesson planning, creation of a nurturing learning environment, media literacy, and content for computer science courses.

  • ED 6690 Educational Psychology for Educators

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Understand theories of learning, motivation and assessment in the context of preK-12 education.

  • ED 6700 Student Learning and Motivation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Understand theories of learning and motivation as well as appropriate preK-12 assessment in the context of principles from the field of educational psychology.

  • ED 6710 Graduate Field Experience

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Introduces students to the educational process through participation in a P-12 classroom and through an examination of classroom dynamics within a natural setting.

  • ED 6730 Adolescent and Young Adult: Integrated Social Studies: Curriculum and Materials II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides developing professional educators instruction in current trends and issues in adolescence and young adult social studies.

  • ED 6740 Adolescent and Young Adult Integrated Language Arts: Curriculum and Materials II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides developing professional educators with advanced discussion and practice in the teaching/learning of grades 7-12 language arts.

  • ED 6750 Adolescent and Young Adult Integrated Mathematics: Curriculum and Materials II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will examine curriculum, materials, and teaching methods for secondary mathematics teaching. This includes course development, assessment, differentiation, technology, and content for probability and statistics courses.

  • ED 6760 Adolescent and Young Adult: Integrated Science: Curriculum and Materials II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Curriculum and materials concerned with issues at the interfaces of science, technology, and society (STS). Clinical experiences, methodology, literature, resources and rationale are emphasized.

  • ED 6770 Multi-age World Languages: Curriculum And Materials II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Presents world language curriculum with emphasis on standards. Focus on pK-5 first and second language acquisition. Emphasis on technology and assessment. Prepare teaching materials for the world language classroom.

  • ED 6775 Multi-Age: Computer Information Science: Curriculum and Methods II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course explores computer information science as a discipline that encourages inquiry, creativity and collaboration. This includes lesson planning, assessment, differentiation, technology and content for computer science courses.

  • ED 6800 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The study and application of classroom management and organizational models for use in diverse settings as related to adolescent development, discussion of recent research, practice, and innovation in the field of classroom management.

  • ED 6810 Student Teaching: Multi-Age Computer Information Science

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced classroom teacher, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades K-12: Computer Information Science classroom.

  • ED 6830 Using Research To Improve Classroom Instruction

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Introduction to reading educational research, including applied and theoretical and qualitative and quantitative. Differentiation of quality/applicability of research articles. Understanding researchable questions and how questions determine the methodology.

  • ED 6840 Measurement and Assessment in Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The design and integration of traditional and alternative assessment in the classroom.

  • ED 6850 Cultural and Communicative Competence for Educators

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines historical and current race/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and social class stereotypes and biases as they relate to schooling and education. Students will identify personal preconceptions and learn ways of becoming culturally responsive educators.

  • ED 6890 AYA/MA Capstone Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study
    Seminar

    Initiation of a research project as a reflective investigation and progressive problem solving effort by individuals or groups to improve the quality of education in an AYA/MA educational environment.

  • ED 6900 Workshops in Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Workshops in selected areas of education taught through the Division of Professional Development (DPD)

  • ED 6920 PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR: AYA/MA

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Teacher candidates will be provided the necessary knowledge and skills regarding issues affecting education to assist them in making a successful transition from being a teacher-candidate to becoming a professional educator.

  • ED 6930 Content Seminar: AYA Integrated Social Studies

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar accompanying Adolescent and Young Adult Internship focusing on pedagogical content knowledge in Integrated Social Studies, assessment of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards and the completion of the CEHS professional portfolio.

  • ED 6940 Content Seminar: AYA Integrated Language Arts

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar accompanying Adolescent and Young Adult Internship focusing on pedagogical content knowledge in Integrated Language Arts, assessment of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards and the completion of the professional portfolio.

  • ED 6950 Content Seminar: AYA Integrated Mathematics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar accompanying Adolescent and Young Adult Internship focusing on pedagogical content knowledge in Integrated Mathematics, assessment of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and the completion of the professional portfolio.

  • ED 6960 Content Seminar: AYA Integrated Science

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar accompanying Adolescent and Young Adult Internship focusing on pedagogical content knowledge in Integrated Science, assessment of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) standards and the completion of the professional portfolio.

  • ED 6970 Content Seminar: Multi Age World Language

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar accompanying student teaching focusing on pedagogical content knowledge in World Languages, assessment of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages standards, completion of the professional portfolio and submission of the edTPA.

  • ED 6975 Content Seminar: Multi-Age Computer Information Science

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar accompanying Multi Age Internship focusing on pedagogical content knowledge in Computer Information Science, assessment of the International Society for Technology in Education standards and the completion of the professional portfolio.

  • ED 6980 Content Seminar: Multi Age Visual Arts

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar accompanying Multi-Age Visual Arts Internship focusing on pedagogical content knowledge in Visual Arts, assessment based on the Ohio Multi-Age Visual Arts Standards and the completion of the professional portfolio.

  • ED 6990 AYA/MA Capstone Project

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Report on, dissemination of, or application of new learning based on completion of reflective investigation and progressive problem-solving effort to improve the quality of education in 7-12th grade educational environment.

  • ED 7020 Principles, Practices and Learning in Grades 4 and 5

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course expands the Early Childhood educator's understanding of the development of the young child in pre-adolescence and aligns developmentally appropriate pedagogical strategies and practices for effective teaching and learning.

  • ED 7030 Reading and Language Arts Instruction in Social Studies for Grades 4 and 5

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Pedagogy and content knowledge of content area reading through the study of grades 4 and 5 social studies.

  • ED 7050 Effective Science Instruction for Grades 4 and 5

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Curriculum and materials for teaching middle level science pertinent to the Ohio Academic Content Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curriculum and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade science education.

  • ED 7060 Theoretical Foundations in Literacy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Development of an understanding regarding the historical, linguistical, sociological and psychological/cognitive theories related to effective literacy instruction and education.

  • ED 7070 Effective Mathematics Instruction for Grades 4, 5 and 6

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Curriculum and materials for teaching middle level mathematics pertinent to the Ohio's New Learning Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curriculum and materials suitable for teaching fourth, fifth and sixth grade mathematics education.

  • ED 7120 Literature Instruction for Diverse Learners

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lecture
    Lab

    Knowledge of children's literature as an instructional tool in a diverse culture.

  • ED 7170 Instruction in Word Study and Phonics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    In-depth analysis of how people learn the printed word related to instructional procedures across the grade levels K-12. Students will apply knowledge through lesson design, delivery and analysis.

  • ED 7220 Teaching Writing K-12

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of writing methodologies and the processes of teaching writing in grades K-12. Includes research into the theories of writing acquisition and the reciprocity between writing and reading.

  • ED 7400 Master of Science in Teaching (Earth Science) Project Development

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Assists graduate students in the Master of Science in Teaching (Earth Science) program to choose, develop and finalize a MST project proposal, choosing a faculty project committee and completing midpoint TK20 assignment.

  • ED 7450 Content Literacies K-12

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lecture
    Lab

    Exploration of content area learning with an emphasis on effective literacy strategies including: vocabulary/concept development, comprehension, writing, technology, and resources to enhance literacy learning for diverse learners in grades K-12.

  • ED 7470 Reading Recovery Training I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    6
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Teachers learn to apply Marie Clay's theory of literacy processing while teaching Reading Recovery students. Key concepts include targeted instruction through assessment, the reciprocity of reading and writing, and teaching for accelerated learning.

  • ED 7480 Reading Recovery Training Course II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    6
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Teachers deepen their understanding of Clay's literacy processing theory through contingent instruction based on student data. Key concepts include teaching for phrased reading within fluent processing and flexible problem solving in reading and writing.

  • ED 7500 Literacy Assessment and Evaluation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explore various literacy assessments to administer, analyze, and interpret the results of the assessment tools to enhance specific and targeted reading and writing insruction for K-12 learners.

  • ED 7560 Diagnosis and Intervention for At-Risk Readers and Writers: Practicum I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Tutoring a K-12 student identified as an at-risk or struggling reader/writer. Involves individual reading/writing assessments, developing learning objectives, implementing lesson plans to meet a student's learning goals, and making recommendations for future instruction.

  • ED 7600 Current Topics and Issues in Literacy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines current issues and topics in literacy and how these impact teaching and learning in K-12 education.

  • ED 7610 Curriculum and Instruction for Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will understand and create curriculum by analyzing Curriculum and Instruction Theory.

  • ED 7650 Literacy Leadership & Learning: Practicum II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Plan, develop, and present a supervised professional development in literacy. Coaching and mentoring of an adult professional as a literacy leader. This course involves supervision.

  • ED 7800 Literacy Research Framework

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Develop a knowledge and understanding of literacy research and research methods. Written literacy research project to include: introduction, research purpose and questions, review of literature, and methodology. Includes CITI training and IRB proposal submission.

  • ED 7810 Literacy Research Seminar: Practicum III

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Conduct the literacy research project designed in ED 7800. Collect and analyze the data. Final written project includes: findings, discussion, and conclusion (including limitations and implications). This course involves supervision.

  • ED 7820 Literacy Inquiry Project

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    As a continuation of the individual research framed in ED 7800, candidates will complete a research project which includes: collecting, compiling, and analyzing data followed by a written report of the data in an action research inquiry project.

  • ED 7830 Advanced Educational Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Gain an advanced understanding of learning processes, student motivation, and educational assessment based on theoretical principles from the field of educational psychology

  • ED 7840 Inquiry into Foundations of Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An inquiry into the historical, philosophical, cultural, and social trends and issues in education in a democratic society

  • ED 7850 Action Research for Advanced Studies

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Course provides introduction to teacher-based action research. Students learn: types of research, types of data, research methodologies, data analyses, and data interpretation within the context of education.

  • ED 7860 Assessment and Evaluation for Instruction

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course provides students (teachers and leaders) with foundational background in the design and implementation of Project Based Learning (PBL) in a K-12 classroom.

  • ED 7870 Curriculum and Instructional Design for Project Based Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course provides students (teachers and leaders) with foundational background in the design and implementation of Project Based Learning (PBL) in a K-12 classroom.

  • ED 7970 Learning and Motivation Thesis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    This course guides implementation of individual Master's thesis projects in education. The course includes inquiry and data gathering through analysis and solution identification, writing of thesis, and formal presentation.

  • ED 7990 Advanced Studies Seminar I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Midpoint seminar will focus on applying knowledge of preK-12 classrooms, developing capstone project, and completing mid-point key assessments.

  • ED 8200 Advanced Studies Seminar II: Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar will focus on the master's capstone project and other program key assessments.

  • ED 8500 Specific Studies in Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent Study in a selected area of learning.

  • ED 8800 Theoretical Issues in Lifespan Development

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on theoretical views of lifespan human development, mechanisms underpinning development, and the influence of nature and nurture in human development.

  • ED 8810 Theor Persp Action Rsrch

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will focus on the history, philosophy, methodologies, and methods of action research. Theoretical frameworks that support democratic inquiry and guide an action research paradigm will be emphasized.

  • ED 8830 Theoretical Views in Educational Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on the principal theoretical frameworks that guide learning and motivation as well as the measurement and assessment processes in educational settings.

  • ED 9000 Learning Thesis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    This course guides implementation of individual Master's thesis projects in education. The course includes inquiry and data gathering through analysis and solution identification, writing of thesis, and formal presentation.

Education - Special Education

  • EDS 2700 Cultural Exploration

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Using tutoring experiences to explore community differences in language and culture and the impact of these on the growth of development of students with exceptional learning needs. Seminar discussions required.

  • EDS 2720 Evidence Based Practices: Cultural Exploration

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Evidence-based practices, transitions, environmental interventions; philosophy, policies, laws; community differences in language, culture, family regarding growth, development, characteristics in education of students with exceptional learning needs. Field experiences required.

  • EDS 2900 Individuals with Exceptionalities

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of historical and current legal, philosophical and education issues surrounding the definition, identification, causes/prevalence of specific exceptionalities, service delivery/placement options and multidisciplinary team process across education and community settings.

  • EDS 3320 Teaching Strategies

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Interpreting information for identification/placement of individuals with exceptional learning needs within the middle school curriculum. Organizing strategies/interventions based on student assessment. Field experiences required.

  • EDS 3400 Curriculum and Materials

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Foundations of developmentally responsive middle level programs and interdisciplinary connections for those with exceptional learning needs. Focusing on learning differences/issues of curriculum development, materials, instructional practice, language development, listening comprehension.

  • EDS 3700 Application of Interventions

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Application of strategies and interventions learned with an appreciation of culture and family systems regarding growth, development, and characteristics of students with exceptional learning needs. Field experiences and seminars required.

  • EDS 4400 Collaboration for Differentiation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Co-teaching models with emphasis on differentiation, integration of academic instruction/behavior management; collaborative consultation and communication strategies to enhance instruction for those with exceptional learning needs. Field experiences required. Integrated Writing course.

  • EDS 4420 Developing Positive Learning Environments

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Using positive behavior supports; discussion of research, practice, classroom management innovations in field to prepare student interns to meet instructional/behavioral demands of working with those with exceptional learning needs. Field experiences required.

  • EDS 4460 Impact on Student Learning

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Integrating assessment based intervention strategies within inclusion setting to impact the learning of students with exceptional learning needs. Field experiences required. Integrated Writing course.

  • EDS 4500 Independent Study in Special Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study in a selected area of special education.

  • EDS 4800 Internship Phase I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Internship in a middle childhood school for supervised field experience in inclusive setting in one of the two licensure content areas while focusing on professionalism, student assessment, teaming, and collaboration. Cohort meetings required.

  • EDS 4820 Internship Phase II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Internship in a middle childhood school for supervised field experience in inclusive setting while focusing on professional/ethical practice in collaborative/consultative role, research-validated practice, lifetime professional development. Cohort meetings required.

  • EDS 4900 Student Teaching in Inclusive Settings

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Student teaching in a middle childhood school full-time for supervised field experience in inclusive setting with focus on professional/ethical practice, co-planning, local/national resources/networks, and advocacy. Cohort meetings required.

  • EDS 5900 Dyslexia and Multi-Sensory Teaching

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This introductory course will provide insight and in-depth knowledge regarding dyslexia: history, theory, brain-based research, appropriate methodologies, applied techniques including instructional strategies, effective instruction, assistive technology, and an overall holistic understanding of l

  • EDS 5990 Structured Language and Components of Phonics for Learners with Dyslexia

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course involves an in-depth understanding of how structured language and phonics impacts learners with dyslexia, phonics knowledge, and the use of research-supported instructional procedures and strategies in working with learners with dyslexia.

  • EDS 6010 Identification and Characteristics of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Examines the psychological, physiological, social and educational characteristics of individuals with classic autism, pervasive developmental delay, Rett syndrome, Asperger's syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder, including prevalence, diagnosis, underlying characteristics and strengths

  • EDS 6020 Communication - Language Development/Systems and Social Skills

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Examines communicative needs for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Assesses communicative and social norms to determine skill gaps to develop intervention targets. Explores evidence supporting prominent communication interventions for students with ASD.

  • EDS 6030 Assessing the Learning Needs of People with Autism

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Explores how autism impacts classroom routines and learners. Examines educational environments and materials/strategies impacting regulatory needs of students including sensory and functional behavior assessments.

  • EDS 6040 Curriculum, Methods and Materials for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Explores Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) options by using formal and informal measures to identify student learning and regulatory needs, and designing student-centered curricula, using research based methods and materials that match learner needs.

  • EDS 6050 Practicum for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Final Certificate program course. Students will develop and implement a research driven initiative that demonstrates their expanded knowledge in working with students with autism. Initiatives will vary depending on interest, setting and specialization.

  • EDS 6090 Methods & Assessment of Learners with Dyslexia

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explore various assessments to administer, analyze, and interpret specifically for learners with dyslexia. Apply assessment knowledge and skills to a struggling learner to create a case study assessment report and plan for specific classroom accommodations.

  • EDS 6095 Methods and Assessment for Learners with Dyslexia: Practicum I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Administration and interpretation of assessments to plan, implement, and communicate dyslexia remediation in a professional setting. Write professional case study integrating assessment and tutoring data. Required: 30 hours field experience required.

  • EDS 6100 Science Content Standards for Intervention Specialists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to Ohio Department of Education K through 12th grade science content standards. Addresses science knowledge, pedagogy, and PRAXIS exam expectations.

  • EDS 6110 Social Studies Content Standards for Intervention Specialists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to Ohio Department of Education K through 12th grade social studies content standards. Addresses social studies knowledge, pedagogy, and PRAXIS exam expectations.

  • EDS 6120 Mathematics Content Standards for Intervention Specialists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to Ohio Department of Education K through 12th grade mathematics content standards. Addresses mathematics knowledge, pedagogy, and PRAXIS exam expectations.

  • EDS 6190 Methods in Interventions for Learners with Dyslexia

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Practices and procedures used in developing curricula for individuals with dyslexia and dyslexia tendencies. Clinical application, classroom accommodation, and development/implementation of the IEP. Required: 30 hours field experience required.

  • EDS 6195 Methods and Interventions for Learners with Dyslexia: Practicum II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Use assessment data to plan and implement dyslexia remediation in a professional setting. Write professional case study integrating assessment and tutoring data. Required: 30 hours field experience required.

  • EDS 6200 Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Intervention Specialist and Pre-K Spec Needs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of historical foundations, laws, theories, philosophies, and models in early childhood special education and early intervention.

  • EDS 6220 Establishing Partnerships with Families for ECIS or PKSN

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Family partnerships and advocacy in early childhood special education and early intervention.

  • EDS 6240 Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Early Childhood Intervention Specialist and Pre-K Spec Needs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Interventions, modifications and adaptations for children in early childhood special education or early intervention to access curriculum.

  • EDS 6260 Practicum in Special Education: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Educators with prior teaching licenses, under direct supervision of an experienced intervention specialist, are assigned for intensive teaching experience in grades preK-3rd special education - 4 weeks in PK-K and 4 weeks in 1st-3rd grades.

  • EDS 6270 Practicum in Special Education: Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Educators with prior teaching licenses, under the direct supervision of an experienced Intervention Specialist, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in preK-3rd grade special education.

  • EDS 6280 Student Teaching in Special Education: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced intervention specialist, are assigned for intensive teaching experience in grades preK-3rd special education: 7 weeks in pK-K and 7-8 weeks in 1st-3rd grades.

  • EDS 6281 Professional Seminar: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar focus will prepare candidates for state licensure requirements. Topics include: planning for instruction and assessment, instruction and engaging learners, assessing learning, and creating a portfolio.

  • EDS 6300 Workshops in Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Workshops in selected areas of education taught through the Division of Professional Development (DPD)

  • EDS 6400 Education of Children with Medical, Physical, Sensory, and Autism Spectrum Exceptionalities

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Medical, physical, sensory, and autism spectrum needs of individuals with exceptionalities, birth-22. Collaboration of families and professionals, resources, accommodations, modifications, and methods. Direct work with appropriate aged individual with moderate/intensive needs required.

  • EDS 6420 Curricula, Methods, and Materials to Teach Students with Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods/materials for assessing/teaching individuals with moderate/intensive needs in multiple environments. Focus on research-based practices resulting in high quality of life. Thirty hours of field experience with individuals with moderate/intensive needs required.

  • EDS 6460 Practicum in Special Education: Intervention Specialist Moderate/Intensive Needs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced Intervention Specialist, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades K-12 special education.

  • EDS 6480 Student Teaching in Special Education: Intervention Specialist Moderate/Intensive Needs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced intervention specialist, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades K-12 special education for students with moderate/intensive needs.

  • EDS 6481 Professional Seminar: Moderate to Intensive Intervention Specialist

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar focus will prepare candidates for state licensure requirements. Topics include: planning for instruction and assessment, instruction and engaging learners, assessing learning, and creating a portfolio.

  • EDS 6500 Specific Studies in Special Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent Study in a selected area of special education

  • EDS 6510 Foundations of Special Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to law, research, and history of special education.

  • EDS 6530 Learners with Exceptionalities

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Cultural, social, emotional, and learning needs of students with exceptionalities. Teaching strategies, typical development and atypical development. Causes and effects of mild to intensive exceptionalities. Ten hours of field experience required.

  • EDS 6550 Special Education Research & Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Familiarizes intervention specialist graduate students with WSU and Internet research resources, APA writing style, professional standards and quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis.

  • EDS 6570 Instructional and Behavioral Management Skills for Intervention Specialists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Prepares intervention specialists and other professionals to meet the instructional and behavioral management demands particular to working with individuals with exceptionalities, including those with severe emotional disturbance. Fifteen hours field experience required.

  • EDS 6590 Assessment Skills for Intervention Specialists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Administration and interpretation of formal and informal educational assessment instruments and communication of assessment data to parents, students, and colleagues. Fifteen hours of field experience required.

  • EDS 6610 Curricula, Methods and Materials to Teach students with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Practices and procedures used in developing elementary and secondary curricula for students with mild to moderate educational needs. Universal design, academic adaptations, and development/implementation of the IEP. Thirty hours of field experience required.

  • EDS 6630 Introduction to Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Assessment, use, and application of adaptive technology for persons with exceptionalities in all educational settings. Etiology, problems and needs of non-speaking individuals. Hands-on experiences required with adaptive/augmentative aids/devices.

  • EDS 6650 Transitions of Students with Exceptionalities

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Role of intervention specialists in shaping transition for students with exceptionalities; Focus on high school/adult transition with consideration of transitions at earlier levels. Ten hours field experience with student age 14-22 required.

  • EDS 6670 Collaboration for Inclusion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Co-teaching techniques with an emphasis on differentiation, as well as collaborative consultation and communication strategies to enhance instruction for diverse learners.

  • EDS 6690 Clinical Practice in Remediation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Use assessment data to plan and implement remediation in a school setting. Write professional case studies integrating assessment and tutoring data.

  • EDS 6710 Practicum in Special Education: Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate Needs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates with prior teaching license(s), under the direct supervision of an experienced intervention specialist, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in K-12 special education for students with mild/moderate needs.

  • EDS 6730 Student Teaching in Special Education: Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate Needs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, under the direct supervision of an experienced intervention specialist, are assigned to a school for intensive teaching experience in grades K-12 special education for students with mild/moderate needs.

  • EDS 6731 Professional Seminar: Moderate to Moderate Intervention Specialist

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar focus will prepare candidates for state licensure requirements. Topics include: planning for instruction and assessment, instruction and engaging learners, assessing learning, and creating a portfolio.

  • EDS 6900 Teaching Individuals with Exceptionalities

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical and current legal, philosophical and education issues surrounding the definition, identification, causes/prevalence of specific exceptionalities, service delivery/placement options and multidisciplinary team process across education and community settings.

  • EDS 6990 Professionalism and Ethics in Special Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Exploration of the Special Education Professional Practice Standards and ethical responsibilities of intervention specialists in relation to individuals with exceptionalities and their families as well as employment within the profession. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EDS

Educational Technology

  • EDT 1100 Special Topics in Electronic Library

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Topics vary.

  • EDT 2800 Educational Technology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Use of computer-based technology in K-12 instruction. Focus is on selecting courseware and integrating it into lessons.

  • EDT 4700 Workshop in Educational Technology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of selected areas in educational technology. Titles vary.

  • EDT 6700 Workshop in Educational Technology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Intensive, practical study in a selected area of educational or applied technology and library media. Titles vary.

  • EDT 6800 Integrating Technology in Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Types of educational software and applications, the cost of technology, software evaluation, curriculum development, trends and affordances, global educational views and lesson plan integration of technology in learning. Topics vary.

  • EDT 7000 Entry Seminar for Educational Technology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Introductory seminar for educational technology and library media programs. Students should take this class before or concurrently with their first educational technology or library media courses.

  • EDT 7120 Gamification

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    An introduction to gamification. Students will explore Game Theory and experience games to identify the factors and motivation in successful games. No technical knowledge is needed. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EDT 7860 Minimum Grade of D

  • EDT 7160 Issues and Responsibilities in Digital Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the issues and responsibilities of using digital technologies. Consideration of issues of intellectual property rights, ethics, managing online reputation, and professional responsibilities. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EDT 7860 Minimum Grade of D

  • EDT 7200 SLM Programs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Focuses on the administration of school library programs including policies and procedures, facilities, budgeting, personnel, program evaluation, and marketing/advocacy. Includes field experience component.

  • EDT 7210 Organizing Data & Collections

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Students learn to establish standards bibliographic description, access points, classification, subject description and MARC format for automated library systems. Develop strategies to efficiently locate online information.

  • EDT 7220 SLM Resources for Children

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Developing school library collections for children. Introduction to children's literature including major authors and illustrators. Selecting materials in different formats such as multimedia, e-books, and reference databases.

  • EDT 7230 SLM Resources for YA

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Developing school library collections for your adults. Introduction to young adult literature including major authors and illustrators. Selecting materials in different formats such as multimedia, e-books, and reference databases.

  • EDT 7240 Teaching 21st Century Skills

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Teaching 21st century skills, collaborating with classroom teachers, standards alignment, and evidence-based practice. Includes field experience.

  • EDT 7340 SLM Internship

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Supervised field experience in school library for advanced track licensure candidates - one week on-site all day.

  • EDT 7510 Media Literacy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Use of communication competencies and critical thinking skills, including the ability to access, interpret, evaluate, and communicate information delivered in formats that use images, voice and sound.

  • EDT 7800 Information and Communication Technology in Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Information and communication technology provides effective technology integration strategies to educators in the K-12 arena. Participants will be introduced to key technology skills and explore current and emerging practices in educational technologies.

  • EDT 7820 Developing Multimedia Applications

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Students use elements of instructional design and storyboarding techniques to translate instruction into various types of multimedia presentations.

  • EDT 7860 Educational Applications of Computers

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Explores types of educational software and applications, software evaluation, curriculum development, and lesson planning integrating computer courseware.

  • EDT 7900 School Library Media Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Supervised teaching experience in a school library for library media candidates pursuing an initial license.

  • EDT 7990 Exit Seminar in Library Media

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Individual and group study of problems related to educational technology. Should be taken near or at the completion of master degree program.

  • EDT 8110 Learning in a Digital World

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Instructor and course designers are introduced to the relationship between learning theory and teaching practices that incorporate digital technologies to enhance students' learning. This course provides an introduction to the research and science of learning.

  • EDT 8120 Instructional Design for Digital Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Participants will learn the basic concepts and elements of an instructional design model. The course teaches the "backward design" approach and "alignment" to ensure that courses design focus on the "big ideas."

  • EDT 8130 Making Online Courses Interactive

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the theory and practices of using educational technologies to ensure online courses include ample interaction. Class will include the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize some of these educational technologies.

  • EDT 8140 Learning Management Systems & Evaluation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines integrating curriculum with educational technologies such as learning management systems and the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate the quality of online courses.

  • EDT 8150 Digital Professional Development

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will use elements of instructional design and storyboarding techniques to translate instruction into various types of multimedia professional development workshops.

  • EDT 8210 Applied Psychology Learning Theory for Digital Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to multimedia learning theory and how theory can be integrated into instructional design.

  • EDT 8220 Instructional Design Concepts and Theories

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will explore a variety of instructional design concepts and theories, software applications, and how instructional design theory can be applied to practice.

  • EDT 8230 Digital Scholarship of Teaching: Research Methodologies

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will conceptually explore different research methodologies in relation to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques will be discussed.

  • EDT 8240 Digital Scholarship of Teaching: Literature Review

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will explore techniques used for constructing a research-based literature review in the field of instructional technology.

  • EDT 8250 Digital Citizenship

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the issues and responsibilities of using digital technologies. Consideration of issues of intellectual property rights, ethics, managing online reputation, and professional responsibilities.

  • EDT 8390 Instructional Design & Online Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Use learning theory and instructional design principals develop high quality, engaging online instruction

  • EDT 8490 Making Online Courses Interactive

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the theory and practices of using educational technologies to ensure online courses include ample interaction. Class will include the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize some of these educational technologies.

  • EDT 8590 Learning Management Systems & Evaluation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the issues with integrating curriculum with educational technologies such as learning management systems and the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate the quality of online courses.

  • EDT 8610 Health Professions Applications Clinical Teaching

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Participants are introduced to educational technologies and teaching applications that are used in the health professional environment such as simulations, standard patients, team-based training, and active-learning strategies.

  • EDT 8620 Applied Research for Health Professions Applications

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Participants research educational technologies used in the health professionals' environment. Participants evaluate how the use of the educational technology has had an impact on the health professionals' teaching environment.

  • EDT 8900 Internship

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Students are assigned for a maximum of 100 hours to a library, learning center, computer facility, or video operation to gain practical experience under supervised conditions.

  • EDT 8950 Administration & Supervision of Educational Technology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Covers leadership theory and networking; qualifications and duties of the director; planning and administering the program; preparing the budget; buying equipment and handling materials; in-service training and evaluation of the program.

  • EDT 9990 Thesis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 6
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    The project may be a thesis or creative production and is prepared under the guidance of the student's advisory committee.