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Graduate Educational Foundations

2016 Spring Term

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3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION

Educational Foundations 723

As the introductory course for graduate studies in education, this seminar will provide an introduction to the use of research to support practice through an investigation of essential philosophical questions and current educational issues. Students will connect these studies to reflections on their own practice as they develop skills of analysis and argumentation.


3 Units

TECHNIQUES OF RESEARCH

Educational Foundations 740

A basic course in the methods of research in education, including a study of the literature and techniques of research, the planning of a research paper, the basic types of research and design; a brief introduction to the statistics used in research; and the elements included in program evaluation.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


1-3 Units

INDIVIDUAL STUDIES

Educational Foundations 798

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

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