Graduate Educational Foundations
2017 Summer Term
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MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Educational Foundations 624
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.
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Educational Foundations 625
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 standard tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems specific to the secondary school setting.
UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR
Educational Foundations 675
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.
HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING
Educational Foundations 681
This course is designed to help educators comprehend and apply the fundamental psychological principles underlying the teaching-learning process. Among the areas considered are motivation, classroom management, instructional applications, individual differences and creativity.
Educational Foundations 682
This course is designed for students at the senior or graduate level who will 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), nonparametric techniques (chi-square test), and single subject designs.
EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY
Educational Foundations 710
An examination of the sociohistorical, political, and philosophic forces which influence the institution of schooling in the United States. Particular attention will be focused on the role of the school and the teacher specific to a pluralistic society.
COMPARATIVE EDUCATION & SUPERVISED OVERSEAS FIELDWORK
Educational Foundations 760
This course is designed to provide experienced teachers and others with the opportunity to study comparative education in overseas schools or other educational agencies. This is an individualized program, including the opportunities to travel, meet, and work with professional educators in countries around the world. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in major/degree. Repeatable in another country. PREREQ: Consent of instructor.
READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
Educational Foundations 780
The course provides practicing teachers with background in the processes of reading, analyzing, and evaluating research in the field of education. The emphasis is on development of skills in understanding how educational research is conducted, and in knowledge and skills needed to evaluate research writing in educational journals.
FOUNDATIONS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION
Educational Foundations 781
An overview of the history and current research on giftedness and talent. Development, characteristics, and individual learning differences of students with gifts and talents will be explored, as will educational strategies and program options in gifted/talented education. Readings will emphasize multicultural issues at local, state, national and international levels.
COORDINATING GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Educational Foundations 785
Students will understand, analyze, and apply the administrative, legal, educational, and advocacy issues involved in coordinating district-level gifted and talented educational programming. Students will develop a professional project in their own district as part of an embedded practicum while working with one or more experienced gifted program coordinators.