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School of Education and Psychology Graduate Bulletin 2012-2014

Graduate Courses: EDUC 501-542

EDUC 501 STATISTICS IN RESEARCH (OR PSYC 501) 3
An introduction to sampling theory, probability, and statistical inference as applied to research analysis and hypothesis testing. Includes simple multi-variate techniques and selected distribution-free tests of significance. Corequisite: EDUC/PSYC 502.
EDUC 502 STATISTICS LAB (OR PSYC 502) 1
Applications of statistical analysis techniques using SPSS. Corequisite: EDUC/PSYC 501.
EDUC 506 PERSPECTIVES ON SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY 3
Provides practicing educators with a comprehensive view of the K-12 curriculum. Explores the evolution of educational thought and practice, social and political influences on curriculum, and future possibilities. Offered even summers.
EDUC 515 CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY TOOLS 2
An introduction to technology tools for teachers. Includes use of the Internet for research and instruction; an introduction to Web page design; online grade books and communications services; tools for creating multimedia presentations; and the latest in electronic devices that teachers can use for teaching and classroom management.
EDUC 520 TEACHING BEGINNING LITERACY 3
A survey of current research-based understanding, strategies, and skills needed to effectively teach and support beginning readers and writers in Grades K - 3.
EDUC 522 PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION 3
In-depth study of the philosophical foundations of education. Reviews the major schools of philosophic thought and theories of education. Explores connections between philosophy, educational theory, and educational practice; probes current issues and reforms. Prerequisite: An undergraduate educational philosophy course.

EDUC 525 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

An advanced approach to technology in the classroom. This course includes the use of networks and the www to communicate with students and parents, the development and application of multimedia for instructional purposes, and the understanding and use of varying technologies to optimize students' learning. Prerequisites: EDUC515 or permission of the instructor.

EDUC 533 LITERATURE-BASED READING INSTRUCTION 3
An examination of current philosophy and research supporting literature-based reading instruction. Focus on establishing the context for literacy learning, selection and creation of appropriate materials, integration of literature in the content areas, and the teaching of literary elements in context. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent.
EDUC 535 READING DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION (OR SPED 535) 3
The diagnosis of problems in reading and the exploration of remedial strategies and techniques. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent.
EDUC 537 THEMATIC APPROACHES TO THE TEACHING OF READING AND WRITING 3
The application of holistic theory to reading and writing instruction in the elementary school. Teachers will be immersed in themes and, in turn, create integrated units for their own classrooms. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent.
EDUC 539 ART AND LITERACY 3
This course is designed for the student to explore and experience the integration of reading, writing, poetry, music, and art in a supportive creative environment. Participants personally experience the fulfillment of weaving together these subjects with sketching and painting as a stimulus. They in turn will create an integrated curriculum that is tailored to meet the needs of students in their own classroom. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent. Offered odd summers.
EDUC 542 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN LITERACY 3
An exploration of current issues and research in reading and language arts.
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