Education

Adolescence Education Courses

Key to Symbols
F = fall, S = spring, SU = summer, E = even years (e.g., academic year 2010-11), O = odd years (e.g., academic year 2011-12), Y = yearly, IRR = offered at irregular intervals, F-S = offered in both fall and spring semesters

EDUC 50100 Literacy Development and Second Language Acquisition
Study of literacy development and second language acquisition in a sociolinguistic framework. Research and practice in reading, writing, speaking, and listening for both native and nonnative speakers of English. Family, school, and community literacy projects. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (SU, Y)

EDUC 50300 The Exceptional Child in the Classroom
Analysis of instructional elements, modifications, and behavioral management techniques for the unique needs of exceptional children in inclusive class settings; exploration of the roles of parents, teachers, and other school professionals in providing services to these students; development of appropriate individual educational plans (IEPs); and review of state and federal laws governing students with exceptionalities. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, Y)

EDUC 50510 Pedagogy and Practice for the Mathematics Teacher
Examination of current research and practice in the effective teaching of mathematics at the middle and high school levels. Focus on national and state standards in mathematics, instructional planning and differentiation, appropriate use of technology, approaches to assessment, and the integration of literacy in the mathematics curriculum. Introduction to professional organizations, journals, and resources. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, Y)

EDUC 50810 Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines
Research and practice in models of teaching, motivation, and management that span the disciplines and promote quality teaching at the middle and high school levels. Emphasis on instructional planning, assessment of student learning, and the integration of literacy across the disciplines. Introduction to structured observation, reflective practice, and action research. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, Y)

EDUC 50910 Pedagogy and Practice in the Teaching of Social Studies
Examination of current research and practice in the effective teaching of social studies at the middle and high school levels. Focus on national and state standards in social studies, mastery of theoretical concepts and their application in the classroom, instructional planning and differentiation, appropriate use of technology, approaches to assessment, and the integration of literacy in the social studies curriculum. Introduction to professional organizations, journals, and resources. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, Y)

EDUC 51010 Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher
Examination of current research and practice in the effective teaching of science at the middle and high school levels. Focus on national and state standards in science, instructional planning and differentiation, appropriate use of technology, approaches to assessment, laboratory organization and safety, and the integration of literacy in the science curriculum. Introduction to professional organizations, journals, and resources. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, Y)

EDUC 51110 Pedagogy and Practice for the English Teacher
Examination of current research and practice in the effective teaching of English at the middle and high school levels. Focus on national and state standards in English language arts, instructional planning and differentiation, appropriate use of technology, approaches to assessment, and support for students’ literacy development. Introduction to professional organizations, journals, and resources. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, Y)

EDUC 51210 Seminar in Reflective Practice
Taken concurrently with EDUC 60000. Critical reflection on teaching and learning and the challenges faced by teachers. Analysis of culturally relevant pedagogy, teacher growth and development, school and classroom effectiveness, literacy issues and methodologies, and student achievement. Teachers as action researchers in their own classrooms. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing; EDUC 50810; and one of the following: EDUC 50510, EDUC 50910, EDUC 51010, EDUC 51110, EDUC 51310. 3 credits. (S, Y)

EDUC 51310 Pedagogy and Practice of Teaching Languages Other Than English
Examination of current research and practice in the effective teaching of languages other than English at the middle and high school levels. Focus on national and state standards in the teaching of modern languages, instructional planning and differentiation, appropriate use of technology, approaches to assessment, and issues related to second language acquisition and literacy development. Introduction to professional organizations, journals, and resources. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, Y)

EDUC 59900 Independent Study in Education
Study with a faculty member of specific issues in education. Written proposal to the graduate chair describing the terms of the particular project is required. Prerequisites: Graduate student in good standing and permission of instructor. 1-3 credits; can be repeated for credit. (F, S, SU, Y)

EDUC 60000 Professional Semester in Education
Taken concurrently with EDUC 51210. A full semester of observation and supervised teaching at both the middle and high school levels. Additional coursework may not be taken without the permission of the graduate chair. Prerequisites: Graduate student in good standing; EDUC 50810; and one of the following: EDUC 50510, EDUC 50910, EDUC 51010, EDUC 51110, EDUC 51310. 6 credits. (S, Y)

BIOL 57800 Evolution
Advanced study of the field of evolutionary biology that includes the study of both microevolutionary and macroevolutionary change and the mechanisms of change. Specific topics of focus will include the nature of natural selection, population genetics, molecular evolution, adaptation, mechanisms of speciation, phylogenetic analysis, sexual selection, and the evolution of social behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, O)

BIOL 60200 Advanced Research in Biology
Original research participation with a faculty member in a specialized field. Course may be repeated for credit. Offered on demand only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

CHEM 69100 - Independent Research in Chemistry
Original research participation with a faculty member in a specialized field. Designed to strengthen the student's understanding of the nature of science, science research methodology, and the scientific literature. Course may be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 6 credits. Offered on demand only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 3-6 credits. (IRR)

COMM 56600 Educational Technology for Middle and Secondary Educators
Examines the theory and practice of educational computing and technology. Emphasis is on applying and integrating technology to enhance pedagogy in classroom and online environments. Project oriented, focusing on designing products for instructional activities and online environments with various technologies. 3 credits.

ENGL 52000 Seminar in English Language Arts
Helps prepare preservice teachers to teach language and writing in secondary school English courses. Investigate elements of the English language necessary for understanding and communicating in written and spoken English, and study issues in composition as they relate to the teaching of writing. Emphasis is on speaking and writing skills; required research project. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, SU, Y)

ENGL 53000 Seminar in World Literatures
Courses under this heading explore the literatures of a variety of cultures and periods outside of American literature. These may include Western and non-Western literature, ancient and modern texts, Anglophone literature, and literature in translation. Emphasis is on speaking and writing skills; required research project. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, SU, Y)

ENGL 57000 Seminar in American Literature
Courses under this heading explore a variety of American texts; these may include novels and short stories commonly taught in the middle school and high school classroom; adolescence and young adult literature; African American and Native American literature; and film or dramatic versions of American literary texts. Emphasis is on speaking and writing skills; required research project. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, SU, Y)

ENGL 59900 Independent Study in English
Individual research on a particular topic, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only and with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing. 3 credits; can be repeated for credit. (F, S, SU, Y)

FREN 50100 Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century French Literature
Advanced study of representative literature. Seventeenth-century works may include prose (such as moral and epistolary works, fables, and novels) and theater. Eighteenth-century works may include pieces by the philosophes, novels, and theater. Analysis will be placed in historical and cultural context. Readings and discussions will be in French. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

FREN 59900 Independent Study in French
Individual research on a particular topic, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only and with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing. 3 credits; can be repeated for credit. (F, S, SU, Y)

HIST 58100 History Seminar, European
Advanced study of historical content, method, and research in European history. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (Y)

HIST 58200 History Seminar, Global
Advanced study of historical content, method, and research in global history. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (Y)

HIST 58300 History Seminar, United States
Advanced study of historical content, method, and research in United States history. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (Y)

HIST 59900 Independent Study in History
Individual research on a particular topic, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only and with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing. 3 credits; can be repeated for credit. (F, S, SU, Y)

MATH 51000 Graduate Seminar in Mathematics
Addresses a selection of topics in mathematics, devoting several weeks to each topic. Topics will be chosen to deepen mathematical knowledge and to examine connections with secondary school mathematics curriculum. Class discussions, individual research, presentations, and projects will be central to the course. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, Y)

MATH 59900 Independent Study in Mathematics
Individual research on a particular topic, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only and with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing. 3 credits; can be repeated for credit. (F, S, SU, Y)

PHYS 69900 Independent Research
Original research participation with a faculty member in a specialized field. Designed to strengthen the student’s understanding of the nature of science, science research methodology, and scientific literature. Offered on demand only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 3-6 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 57200 Latin American Poetry and Drama
Thorough analysis of works written by major Latin American contemporary poets and playwrights. Offered in a four-year cycle with SPAN 57100, SPAN 57300, and SPAN 57400. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 59900 Independent Study
Extensive individual research, study, and writing on a particular topic, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only and with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing or permission of instructor. 1-3 credits. (IRR)