EDU 5377 - Human Growth and
|Exploration of the physical, mental, social, and moral growth across the lifespan.
Students examine significant theories of development with emphasis on the work of
Piaget, Erikson, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky. Students discuss and question significant
topics of development that reflect on the issue of "nature vs. nurture." A research
project requires students to examine areas of human growth and development in light
of developmental theories.
|EDU 5346 -
Best Practices for Secondary Curriculum
Students connect learning from observations in secondary school classrooms with instruction
that involves active participation, readings, and presentations about pedagogical
theory, research, and best practice. Topics include the qualities of effective teachers,
standards and lesson planning, classroom management, differentiated instruction, special
populations, instructional strategies, activities, resources, and technology integration.
30 hours of classroom observation required (via video and/or in person).
EDU 5352 - Educational Evaluation
|An examination of assessment through reflective practice offers insight into the selection,
construction, and implementation of assessments. Offers preservice and in-service
teachers an environment in which to explore what it means to assess in the context
EDU 5323 - Reading in Secondary Schools
|This course extends the student's knowledge and skill in order to provide literacy
instruction that improves learning in secondary school content areas. Students explore
relevant research and theory and engage in teaching and applying proven principles
and strategies related to literacy instruction in secondary school content areas.
Topics include standards, reading and writing as processes, linguistics, text structures,
fluency, comprehension, dyslexia, vocabulary, and assessments.
PHI 5326 - Philosophy of Education
|Consideration of themes such as the nature of the student and of the teacher, goals
of education, curriculum and methodology, the nature and division of knowledge, education
and the common good. Inquiry is cast in the light of fundamental considerations of
the nature of the human person, of mind, of being, and of the good chiefly through
the study of classic texts of the Western philosophical tradition (e.g., Plato's Republic and Rousseau's Emile). Attention given to contemporary issues in education is in light of these prior
EDU 5351 - History of American Education
|Students acquire knowledge and keener insights into the present and future promises
and perils of America's schools while exploring the historical events and factors
that have shaped this quintessential, evolving American enterprise from the 18th to
the 21st centuries. Through reading primary and secondary sources and class activities,
students learn the historical philosophical, political, social, and economic forces
that have influenced education in America.
|EDU 5379 & 53780 - Internship in Education
The capstone courses in teacher education. Students actively teach all day in an accredited
school, supervised by a certified mentor teacher and a university supervisor. Concurrent
participation in seminar course required.
Two semesters of the Internship in Education are required.