School of Education Course Listing

Counseling and Human Services

 

EDP 689 (1) Field Experience in Counseling

(to be taken concurrently)
Instructor:
Harold Hackney

Course Description:
Examination of origins and functions of counseling as a profession. Identification of common developmental issues facing people and the contributions of counseling to the resolution of these issues and tasks. Reviews settings in which counselors work.

Placement in a counseling setting for beginning students. Observation of and introduction to counseling activities. Co-requisite with EDP 685.

 

EDP 783 (3) The Practicum in Counseling

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Supervised counseling experience for advanced students in counseling or rehabilitation counseling. Conducting interviews,counseling, and preparing case reports. Weekly case conferences with supervising instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

 

EDP 883 (3) Group Counseling, Theory, and Practice

Instructor: Noreen Glover

Course Description:
An examination of the theory and practice of and research in group counseling. The course offers opportunity for participation in and facilitation of small groups.

EDP 795/RCE 795 (3-6) Internship in Counseling

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Full-time (one semester) or half-time (two semesters) field placement in a counseling setting. A weekly seminar permits clarification of and assistance with field issues. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. Prereq: permission of instructor.

 

EDP 897 (3) Advanced Practicum

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Doctoral students placed in clinical settings in a variety of agencies or college counseling centers in the vicinity. Students conduct counseling and receive supervision from clinically advanced supervisors.

 

EDP 889 (3-6) Doctoral Internship

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Following EDP 897, the Doctoral Internship affords doctoral students to develop their clinical skills to a degree consistent with a doctoral degree. A variety of clinical settings in the region afford such opportunities.

 

Cultural Foundations of Education

CFE 444 (3) Schooling and Diversity

Instructor: Joan Burstyn

Course Description:
Construction of diversity (race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, class, disability, sexual orientation) in schools. Emergence of inequalities based on difference in pedagogy and curriculum. Student resistance in relation to cultural diversity. Teaching for empowerment. Coreq: inclusive program student teaching.

 

Education (General)

EDU 203 (3) Study of Elementary and Special Education Teaching

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Techniques of inquiry into classroom and school practices. Topics, issues, values related to inclusive education. Application of observation skills in field or laboratory settings. Students may not receive credit for EDU 203 and the following: EDU 207, SPE 204, SPE 210, EDU 605.

 

EDU 207 (3) Study of Teaching

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Techniques of inquiry used to determine how teaching can be made more effective. Skills applied in field experience by focusing on teacher and student behavior, separately and interactively. No more than one of EDU 203, 207, and 605 may be taken for credit.

 

EDU 300 (1-3) Methods and Practicum in Literacy Tutoring

Instructor: Kathleen Hinchman and Pamela K. Heintz

Course Description:
Course will include extensive field placement in a tutoring setting.

 

*EDU 303 (3) Teaching and Learning for Inclusive Schooling

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Principles of instruction for inclusive schooling based upon theory and research in children’s learning. Emphasizing education for diverse student needs in elementary schools. Includes field placement. Students tutor primary children – 15 hr. per student. May not receive credit for both EDU 303 and EDU 307/607.

 

EDU 307/607 (3) Principles of Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
CR w/ EDU 607. Teaching diverse student populations in classrooms and schools as complex learning settings; individual, group, and environmental factors relating to instruction and schooling, teacher decision making based upon classroom observations, theory and situation analysis. No more than one of EDU 303, 307 or 607 may be taken for credit. Prereq: EDU 203, 207, or equivalent for EDU 307; graduate standing for EDU 607.

 

Elementary Education

EED 333/623 (3) Elementary Mathematics Methods and Curriculum
Instructor:
Staff

Course Description:
Scope, sequences, and materials. Examination of programs. Adapting curriculum and methods for children with and without handicaps. Field experience teaching. Prereq: Admission to first professional block.

 

EED 334/624 (3) Elementary Language Arts Methods and Curriculum

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Design, implementation, and evaluation of programs for learners with and without handicaps. Relationships among the language arts and the role of oral and written language in personal, educational, social, and vocational development. Field experience. Prereq: Admittance to first professional block.

 

EED 335/625 (3) Elementary Reading Methods and Curriculum

Instructor: Kathleen Hinchman

Course Description:
Decision making processes related to methods and materials used during reading instruction. Formulation of lesson plans, teaching, evaluation for children with and without handicaps. Understanding of comprehension processes. Field experience teaching. Prereq: Admittance to first professional block.

 

EED 336/626 (3) Elementary Social Studies Methods and Curriculum

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Formulation and teaching of thematic unit plans to children with and without disabilities. Incorporates children’s multicultural literature, inquiry based curriculum materials, primary source documents, and activity based instruction. Decisions based on concepts and values. Prereq: Admittance to second professional block.

 

EED 337/627 (3) Elementary Science Methods and Curriculum

 

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Formulation and teaching of unit plans to children with and without handicaps. Decisions based on concepts and thinking skills. Review of curriculum materials and student centered activities. Fostering inquiry. Prereq: Admittance to second professional block.

 

Special Education

SPE 311 (3) Perspectives With Disabilities

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Overview of learner characteristics and service delivery models for students with disabilities; selected issues in child protection; problem solving processes to meet student needs in inclusive schools and communities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 credits. Students may not receive credit for SPE 309 and SPE 311.

 

SPE 312 (1) Practicum in Disabilities: Planning the IEP/IFSP

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Supervised community placement pairing with a child with disabilities, including school and non-school experiences, family respite, peer interactions, and advocacy. IEP/IFSP decision making and planning for inclusion , and family involvement. Prereq: SPE 311

 

SPE 511 (3) Practicum in Functional/Community based Instruction

Instructor: Linda Davern

Course Description:
Field based experience in middle or high school program for students with disabilities requiring academic, functional, and/or community referenced curriculum; implementation of adaptive instruction, IEP and teaming components in school and community. Prereq: SPE 543

 

SPE 705 Seminar in Psycho educational Assessment and Planning for Exceptional Children

Instructor: Corinne Smith and other Psycho educational Teaching Laboratory staff.

Course Description:
Working on a psycho educational teaching laboratory team, students learn to evaluate and plan programs for youngsters with puzzling learning and/or behavioral difficulties using home and school observations, formal, informal, and curriculum based assessment strategies. Prereq: permission of instructor.

 

Exercise Science

PPE 481 Adapted Physical Education

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Principles for developing strategies for programs to fulfill physical education and recreation needs and interests of individuals with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. Field experience.

 

Reading and Language Arts

RED 644 (3) Basic Reading Remediation

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Common causes of reading disabilities, diagnosis of such disabilities, and establishment of treatment programs. Individual, group testing, and treatment programs. Identification of common reading disabilities and basic remediation techniques. Involves students in studying and implementing a variety of literacy assessment procedures.

 

RED 645 (3) Advanced Reading Remediation

Instructor: Staff

Course Description:
Diagnostic techniques that require the advanced training and remediation techniques developed for severe reading disabilities. Practice in diagnosis and treatment. Review of current research work in remedial reading. Prereq: RED 644 or qualifying examination, permission of instructor.

 

RED 747 (3) Reading Clinic

Instructor: Hinchman

Course Description:
Practice in diagnosing and tutoring disabled readers. May be taken one or two semesters during the academic year or as a six-credit course during the summer. Prereq: RED 644, 645.

 

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