EDEL 650 Assessment of Learning (3.00)
Explores the role of assessment in teaching and learning including formative and summative assessment, classroom and large-scale assessment, the use of data to inform instruction, providing effective feedback, and student self-assessment. Field hours required.
EDEL 660 Nat/Pract Literacy, Expr Arts, Soc Stds (3.00)
Explores theories of teaching literacy, social studies and expressive arts. Develops skill in research-based instructional techniques, strategies, and activities. Develops skills in planning integrated instruction and assessing student outcomes for diverse learners. Field hours required.
EDEL 661 Elementary Methods II (3.00)
Studies the theories of teaching math, science, health, and physical education. Provides opportunity for observing, helping, preparing and teaching lessons as well as for assessing learning. Includes working with students individually, in small groups, and with the whole classroom. Requires a practicum component.
EDEL 662 Methods: Nature/Pract Sci, Health, P.E. (3.00)
Explores theories of learning, conceptual knowledge, and instructional strategies for teaching and learning science, health and physical education. Develops skills in planning, implementing, and assessing student outcomes for diverse learners. Field hours required.
EDEL 663 Methods Nature/Practice Elementary Math (3.00)
Explores theories of learning, conceptual knowledge, and instructional strategies relevant to teaching and learning mathematics. Additional emphasis on planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting on emerging practice.
EDEL 670 Effective Learning Environments (3.00)
Examines research and practice for establishing and maintaining the classroom environment. Focuses on effective and efficient instruction and fostering a positive social culture. Examines impacts of students' social and cultural backgrounds on the classroom context.
EDEL 690 Student Teaching: Elementary (5.00 - 10.00)
Requires working in a classroom full time (300-600 student contact hours) under the supervision of a licensed teacher of the same endorsement in an accredited school. Provides opportunity to observe, develop lessons, assess learning, and teach large and small groups as well as individualized lessons. Attends appropriate in-services or faculty meetings and becomes a part of the school community.
EDFD 600 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3.00)
Traces the history of the development of educational theory. Investigates leading contemporary and classical philosophical perspectives and implications towards practical educational goals. Analyzes educational values and practices and strategies for educational change.
Cross listing(s): EDFD 600N EDFD 690E MLS 654E.
EDFD 601 Educational Foundations (3.00)
Focuses on the foundations of education, teachers, and the law, and teaching as a profession. Also introduces Jesuit themes with an emphasis on service to others.
Cross listing(s): EDTC 601.
EDFD 603 Mltctrl/Ethic Prspctvs in Ed (3.00)
Examines the broad range of cultural competence focusing on implications in education, including ethnicity, socioeconomic level and gender. Explores ethical issues in education and invites students to develop a personal ethical stance regarding education practice.
Cross listing(s): EDFD 603N MLS 654H.
EDFD 610 Curr Intrdscplnry Prspctvs Ed (3.00)
Provides in-depth study of the role and social context of schooling from an interdisciplinary perspective. Focuses on current issues, research and implications for learning.
Cross listing(s): EDFD 610N MLS 654F.
EDFD 620 Excptnl Child/Regular Classrm (3.00)
Examines those students with special needs including the gifted and talented and how to educate them in the regular classroom. Instructs how to identify various exceptionalities, legal standards, and modification and adaptations for learning.
EDFD 630 Theories of Human Development & Learning (3.00)
Studies theories and principles of human development and learning, emphasizing applications to teaching and practices in educational settings. Considers normal development and its conditions. Includes a systematic study of lifespan development. Emphasizes each specific level of teaching.
Cross listing(s): EDFD 630N EDFD 690F MLS 654G.
EDFD 641 Children's/Adlscnt Literature (3.00)
Studies the various genres of early childhood, children's and adolescent literature. Emphasizes the history of this literature, the analysis and evaluation of its literary elements and the discussion of the value issues raised in various literary pieces. Includes the integration of early childhood, children's and adolescent literature in instruction.
EDFD 670 The Effective Classroom (3.00)
Explores the classroom management and the development of an effective classroom. Emphasizes classroom setup, establishing rapport, setting routines and procedures, management techniques, and conditions of learning in the K-12 environment.
EDFD 697 Professionalism in Education (2.00)
Seminar that accompanies Student Teaching. Focuses on topics that are critical for the effective teacher with a global perspective: planning for instruction, ethical practices, creating a supportive classroom, leadership, and collaboration.
EDFD 698 Professionalism in Education II (1.00)
Studies classroom management, school and community communication, working with parents, adaptations for lessons, interviewing for teaching jobs, legal and appropriate behaviors, and other areas vital to the first year teacher. Prepares for final paperwork for the state credential. This course is the supporting seminar for student teachers.
EDRG 644 Teaching Reading and Writing (3.00)
Provides graduate students with a variety of methods for teaching reading and writing. Uses current methodologies, research-based instructional practices, and ongoing assessment. Includes instruction and application of the five essential components of reading instruction. Note: Field experience required.
EDRS 698 Capstone in Reflective Teaching (3.00)
Students explore research and best practices for classroom teachers using four strands. Identified data is collected during student reaching for analysis and presentation. Emphasis is on cultivating skills and dispositions necessary to becoming reflective practitioners.