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Undergraduate Educational Foundations

2019 Fall Term

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3 Units

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Educational Foundations 212

This course is designed primarily for secondary school teachers. Among the areas considered are the psychology of teaching, learning theories, memory, development, intelligence, creativity, individual differences, motivation, and classroom management.


1 Units

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT I

Educational Foundations 214

This course is designed to enable students to develop their Foundations Block portfolio, which is a requirement for admission to Professional Education.


3 Units

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Educational Foundations 222

A developmental study of the child from conception to the onset of puberty, including physical, psychosocial and cognitive growth.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Educational Foundations 230

The focus of this course is the study of human development and change throughout the entire lifespan from psychological, sociological, and biological perspectives.


3 Units

YOUTH CULTURE FORMATION: RACE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY

Educational Foundations 241

This course explores how various U.S. institutions construct "youth" as a social category, how those constructions are primarily interlocked with race and ethnicity, and how those constructions subsequently shape youth cultures in multi-faceted, intersectional cultural contexts such as music, gaming, sports, and media.


3 Units

FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY

Educational Foundations 243

This course is designed to prepare students to understand and teach in school settings with diverse populations. Attention will be directed to major educational issues, the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds, and the role of the teacher in a pluralistic society.


3 Units

DIVERSITY, SERVICE-LEARNING, AND LEADERSHIP IN THE CITY

Educational Foundations 342

This course uses the city as a laboratory to explore major course themes such as intersectionality, youth, power, and cultural relevance. In addition to academic coursework, the course gives students the invaluable opportunity to learn about, learn from, and work with diverse communities in the region through a hands-on, 50 hour fieldwork component. Transportation/additional trips are included via associated fees.


3 Units

MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Educational Foundations 424

This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders, and elementary education majors. It includes testing, measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems.


3 Units

MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

Educational Foundations 425

This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders and secondary education majors. It includes testing , measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts and subject areas. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems specific to the secondary school setting.


3 Units

UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR

Educational Foundations 475

Designed to give students an opportunity to discuss the various theoretical approaches to handling disruptive behavior in the classroom and to apply these approaches to actual problem situations. Emphasis will also be placed on the prevention of behavior problems through the development of effective classroom procedures. Recommended for all Education majors.


3 Units

HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING

Educational Foundations 481

This course is designed to help educators comprehend and apply the fundamental psychological principles underlying the teacher-learning process. Among the areas considered are motivation, classroom management, instructional applications, individual differences and creativity.


3 Units

EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS

Educational Foundations 482

This course is designed for students at the senior or graduate level who find it necessary to be an educated consumer of statistical information. This is designed to be a first course on this topic. Major areas of study include gathering/organizing data, probability, inferential techniques (t-test, ANOVA, follow-up tests, correlation, and repression), non-parametric techniques (chi-square test), and single subject designs.

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