The School of Education (SOED) offers a doctoral degree, several master’s and bachelor’s degrees, as well as many accelerated master's programs, minors, undergraduate and graduate certificates. Within each degree program students have the option to choose a concentration that best meets their interests or needs. Additionally, students may pursue coursework leading to initial teacher licensure. Students can pursue a Master’s degree and one graduate certificate concurrently.

Collaborative Undergraduate Degree Licensure Programs

SOED supports undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines interested in education and teacher licensure. Collaborative undergraduate degree licensure programs are available including undergraduate certificates and the music and theater programs below. For more information, contact us or visit our website.

Concentration in Music Education (PK–12)

The BM in Music with a concentration in Music Education allows students to obtain certification to teach in Virginia public school systems. Students may follow an instrumental or choral/general music emphasis in the curriculum. For details, see School of Music.

Concentration in Theater Education (PK-12)

Upon successful completion of the requirements for a BA in Theater with a concentration in Theater Education for Theater Arts PK-12, students may pursue coursework that will allow them to attain licensure to teach Theater Arts in Virginia public school systems. For details, see School of Theater.

Collaborative Graduate Degree Licensure Programs

Teaching Theatre Licensure (PK-12)

Upon successful completion of the requirements for a Teaching Theatre PK-12 Graduate Certificate, students can obtain licensure to teach Theater in Virginia public school systems. For details, see School of Theater.

Visual Arts Licensure (PK-12)

Upon successful completion of the requirements for an Art Education Graduate Certificate, students can obtain licensure to teach Art in Virginia public school systems. For details, see School of Art.

Accelerated Master’s Programs

The Graduate School of Education collaborates with undergraduate programs to offer accelerated Master’s programs. For more information, see the website.

School Faculty

Professors

Brigham, Buehl, Burns, Clark, Dabbagh, DeMulder, Fox, Haley, Hjalmarson, Kelly, Kidd, King-Sears, Kitsantas, Mason, Peters-Burton, Reybold, Samaras, Shaklee, Zenkov

Associate Professors

Baily, P. Baker, Bannan, Banville, Berkeley, Borup, Y. Chung, Crawley, Duke, Edkins, Evmenova, A. Gilbert, Goodman, Groth, D. Hathaway, Hoch, Hutchison, Jerome, Jorgenson, Letiecq, Levine-Brown, Mattix Foster, A. Miller, Pamas, K. Park, Parker, A. Parsons, S. Parsons, Pierce, Protopsaltis, Regan, Rowe, Shahrokhi, Sheridan, Shin, Sprague, B. Steen, S. Steen, Steinberg, Suh, Talleyrand Abrams, Veseley, View, Williams van Rooij, Wong

Assistant Professors

Ainsworth, Asen, Avila, C. Baker, Barthold, Beadles, Bean, Biggs, Call-Cummings, Carney, Coogle, Dailey, Dodman, Drake-Patrick, Ferguson, Fisher-Maltese, Francis, Frank, J. Hathaway, Helmsing, Holincheck, Houston, Hunter, Kim, LaCroix, Marshall, Marttinen, Melchior, Nagro, O'Brien, J. Park, Powell, Ramos, Ray, Satsangi, Sopko, D. Stone, V. Stone, Stribling, Sturrock, Varier, Viano, Weiss, Wills

Instructors

Dummett, George, Jackson, Krout, Norden, Rioux-Bailey, Taylor

Early Childhood Education (ECED)

200 Level Courses

ECED 201: Introduction to Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners. 3 credits.
Explores major theories of learning in culturally, linguistically, ability, and socioeconomically diverse early childhood education contexts. Focuses on identifying developmentally effective approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families that positively influence young children’s learning. Emphasizes anti-biased curriculum and considers advocacy pathways for early childhood educators. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

ECED 401: Developmental Pathways of Diverse Learners, Birth-Adolescence. 3 credits.
Examines child and adolescent development from diverse perspectives. Addresses typical and atypical physical, social and emotional, language, and intellectual development. Explores role of individual differences and culture in understanding and interpreting child and adolescent development. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 402: Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learners. 3 credits.
Examines complexity of language and literacy development of diverse young learners. Emphasizes language acquisition, reading, and writing in prekindergarten and kindergarten contexts. Focuses on evidence-based assessment and instructional practices that promote prekindergarten and kindergarten children’s language and literacy development. Explores social, cultural, affective, cognitive, and educational factors that play a role in language acquisition and literacy learning. Note: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 403: Inclusive Curriculum for Young Learners: Planning Instruction and Guidance. 3 credits.
Explores principles of learning, curriculum development, and relationship between assessment and instruction. Examines role of play and active exploration in learning. Addresses guiding children's behavior and the role of families and culture in children's learning. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 404: Engaging Families of Diverse Learners, Birth – Grade 6. 3 credits.
Focuses on strategies for developing culturally appropriate family professional engagement to benefit children, birth – sixth grade, including children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and children with special needs. Explores theories and research supporting a family-centered approach, including family and professional rights and responsibilities, especially in the special education process. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 405: Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education. 3 credits.
Surveys current knowledge about young children with disabilities within the context of human growth and development and learning expectations in the preschool years. Includes historical factors and legislation affecting service delivery. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 406: Medical and Developmental Aspects of Disabilities of Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Focuses on medical and developmental aspects of children with disabilities, birth to age 5. Emphasizes the role of professionals in service delivery. Explores etiology, symptomatology, and management of neuromotor and developmental disabilities. Emphasizes positioning, adaptive strategies, and understanding assistive technology devices. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ECED 401C or 501B-.
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 411: Assessment of Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Examines types of assessment, including family-centered child assessment, for planning and implementing effective programs for culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children, birth through third grade. Addresses selection, administration, analysis, and interpretation of formal and informal assessments. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ((ECED 401C or 501B-) and (ECED 403C or 503B-)).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 412: Language and Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Primary Grade Learners. 3 credits.
Examines ways to assess and develop reading, writing, and the language arts in primary grade classrooms. Addresses instructional strategies and practices that promote language and literacy development in culturally, linguistically, socioeconomically, and ability diverse children. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ((ECED 401C or 501B-) and (ECED 402C or 502B-) and (ECED 403C or 503B-)).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 413: Integrating Social Studies Across the Content Areas for Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Explores social studies content, assessment, curriculum development, planning, and instructional practices. Examines strategies for guiding children’s behavior, integrating social studies instruction across content areas, and planning and implementing community of learners inclusive of children with diverse abilities and cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ((ECED 401C or 501B-) and (ECED 403C or 503B-)).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 415: Mathematics for Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Examines ways to foster development of mathematics in preschool to third-grade children. Covers construction of mathematics lessons and hands-on experiences that promote learning in children with diverse abilities and cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ((ECED 401C or 501B-) and (ECED 403C or 503B-)).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 416: Science for Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Examines ways to foster development of science in preschool to third-grade children. Covers construction of science lessons and hands-on experiences that promote learning in children with diverse abilities and cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ((ECED 401C or 501B-) and (ECED 403C or 503B-)).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 422: Developing Language, Literacy, and Communication of Diverse Infants and Toddlers. 3 credits.
Examines instructional strategies, resources, and technologies, including assistive technologies, to develop language, literacy, and communication of diverse infants and toddlers. Explores monolingual and multilingual language acquisition, cultural and linguistic diversity, and language delays and disorders. Focuses on the importance of adult-child interaction and the role of the family in children’s language, literacy, and communication development. Note: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECED 401C or 501B-).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 423: Early Intervention for Infants & Toddlers with Disabilities: Collaborative & Consultative Approaches. 3 credits.
Covers methods of service delivery for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Explores key aspects of consultation, interdisciplinary collaboration, service coordination, and family-centered services. Focuses on culturally responsive practices. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECED 404C or 504B-).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 450: Practicum in Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners. 3 credits.
Provides opportunities to observe and participate in early care and education programs for young children with varied abilities and from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Offers a context for developing and enacting content, strategies, and pedagogical knowledge. Explores the implementation of recommended practices in inclusive environments. Examines classroom environments, assessment and instructional practices, family engagement, and guiding and supporting positive behavior. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ECED 401C, 402C and 403C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Fieldwork
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 470: Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners. 3 credits.
Provides opportunity for practical application of inclusive practices based on early childhood principles, theories, and recommended practices. Offers context for developing and enacting content, strategies, and pedagogical knowledge. Provides opportunity to work with young children and their families in early care and education program settings that serve children with varied abilities from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Promotes collaboration with families and other professionals. Enhances communication skills and professionalism. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ECED 401C, 402C, 403C, 404C, 411C and 450C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Fieldwork
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 485: Applied and Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education. 3 credits.
Develops fundamental concepts, principles, and methods of research in early childhood education, with emphasis on interpreting and applying research results. Critiques research and uses findings in educational settings. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 490: Internship in Early Childhood Education. 3-6 credits.
Enables students to participate full time in an internship in early childhood education (birth-grade 3). Links university course work to real world of working with diverse young children and their families. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ECED 401C, 402C, 403C, 404C and 411C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Early Childhood Spec Ed Licens, Early Chld Sp Ed E/P Ed Licl, Early/Primary Educ PK-3 Lic, Early Childhood Ed-PK3 or Early Childhood Special Educ.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the Education Human Development college.

Schedule Type: Student Teaching
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
ECED 491: Seminar in Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners. 3 credits.
Provides opportunity to evaluate and reflect upon classroom practices and interactions with diverse young children, families, and other professionals. Examines evidence-based practices used in early childhood classrooms to respond to the individual and group strengths, needs, and interests of young children with varied abilities from culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: ECED 490*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ECED 497: Special Topics in Early Childhood Education. 1-3 credits.
Provides study on selected topic or emerging issue in Early Childhood Education. Notes: May be repeated for credit with ECE program permission. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

ECED 501: Developmental Pathways of Diverse Learners, Birth-Adolescence. 3 credits.
Examines child and adolescent development from diverse perspectives. Addresses typical and atypical physical, social and emotional, language, and intellectual development. Explores role of individual differences and culture in understanding and interpreting child and adolescent development. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 502: Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learners. 3 credits.
Examines complexity of language and literacy development of diverse young learners. Emphasizes language acquisition, reading, and writing in prekindergarten and kindergarten contexts. Focuses on evidence-based assessment and instructional practices that promote prekindergarten and kindergarten children’s language and literacy development. Explores social, cultural, affective, cognitive, and educational factors that play a role in language acquisition and literacy learning. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 503: Inclusive Curriculum for Young Learners: Planning Instruction and Guidance. 3 credits.
Explores principles of learning, curriculum development, and relationship between assessment and instruction. Examines role of play and active exploration in learning. Addresses guiding children's behavior and the role of families and culture in children's learning. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 504: Engaging Families of Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Focuses on strategies for developing culturally appropriate family professional partnerships to benefit children, including children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and children with special needs. Explores theories and research supporting a family-centered approach, including family and professional rights and responsibilities, especially in the special education process. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 505: Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education. 3 credits.
Surveys current knowledge about young children with disabilities within the context of human growth and development and learning expectations in the preschool years. Includes historical factors and legislation affecting service delivery. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 506: Medical and Developmental Aspects of Disabilities of Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Focuses on medical and developmental aspects of children with disabilities, birth to age 5. Emphasizes the role of professionals in service delivery. Explores etiology, symptomatology, and management of neuromotor and developmental disabilities. Emphasizes positioning, adaptive strategies, and understanding assistive technology devices. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDSE 558.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECED 401C or 501B-).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 511: Assessment of Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Examines types of assessment, including family-centered child assessment, for planning and implementing effective programs for culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children, birth through third grade. Addresses selection, administration, analysis, and interpretation of formal and informal assessments. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECED 401C or 501B-) and (ECED 403C or 503B-).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 512: Language and Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Primary Grade Learners. 3 credits.
Examines ways to assess and develop reading, writing, and the language arts in primary grade classrooms. Addresses instructional strategies and practices that promote language and literacy development in culturally, linguistically, socio-economically, and ability diverse children. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ((ECED 401C or 501B-) and (ECED 402C or 502B-) and (ECED 403C or 503B-)).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 513: Integrating Social Studies Across the Content Areas for Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Explores social studies content, assessment, curriculum development, planning, and instructional practices. Examines strategies for guiding children’s behavior, integrating social studies instruction across content areas, and planning and implementing community of learners inclusive of children with diverse abilities and cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ((ECED 401C or 501B-) and (ECED 403C or 503B-)).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 514: Mathematics and Science for Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Examines ways to foster development of mathematics and science in preschool to third-grade children. Covers construction of math and science lessons and hands-on experiences that address the needs of culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Early Childhood Education program or approval of course instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 515: Mathematics for Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Examines ways to foster development of mathematics in preschool to third-grade children. Covers construction of mathematics lessons and hands-on experiences that promote learning in children with diverse abilities and cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ((ECED 401C or 501B-) and (ECED 403C or 503B-)).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 516: Science for Diverse Young Learners. 3 credits.
Examines ways to foster development of science in preschool to third-grade children. Covers construction of science lessons and hands-on experiences that promote learning in children with diverse abilities and cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ((ECED 401C or 501B-) and (ECED 403C or 503B-)).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 522: Developing Language, Literacy, and Communication of Diverse Infants and Toddlers. 3 credits.
Examines instructional strategies, resources, and technologies, including assistive technologies, to develop language, literacy, and communication of diverse infants and toddlers. Explores monolingual and multilingual language acquisition, cultural and linguistic diversity, and language delays and disorders. Focuses on the importance of adult-child interaction and the role of the family in children’s language, literacy, and communication development. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Early Childhood Education program or approval of course instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECED 401C or 501B-).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 523: Early Intervention for Infants & Toddlers with Disabilities: Collaborative & Consultative Approaches. 3 credits.
Covers methods of service delivery for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Explores key aspects of consultation, interdisciplinary collaboration, service coordination, and family-centered services. Focuses on culturally responsive practices. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Early Childhood Education program or approval of course instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECED 404C or 504B-).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 597: Special Topics in Early Childhood Education. 1-3 credits.
Provides study on selected topic or emerging issue in Early Childhood Education. Notes: May be repeated for credit with ECE program permission. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

ECED 601: Frameworks for Early Childhood Education. 3 credits.
Analyzes foundational frameworks for developing perspectives for working with culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse young learners, birth to age 8, and their families. Examines foundational work from fields of early childhood education, early childhood special education, multicultural education, and second language acquisition. Notes: Must be taken as final course or with final courses of the program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 685: Applied and Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education. 3 credits.
Develops fundamental concepts, principles, and methods of research in early childhood education, with emphasis on interpreting and applying research results. Critiques research and uses findings in educational settings. Serves as a capstone course in early childhood education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Taken with or after final course of program or with permission of the program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 691: Policy Perspectives in Early Childhood Education. 3 credits.
Explores historical and current trends and issues involving legislation and policy in early childhood education, multilingual education, early childhood special education, and multicultural education. Focuses on historical role of social advocacy, development of advocacy skills, and collaboration and consultation with other professionals and staff in early childhood education of services and context of service delivery. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

ECED 702: Early Writing: Cognition, Language, and Literacy. 3 credits.
Examines early writing research and practice related to cognition, language, and literacy in the early education of diverse learners, including special education and multicultural/multilingual education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and admission to the PHD program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 704: Family Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education. 3 credits.
Explores the relationship between families and professionals in providing appropriate early care and education, birth through grade 3, including children with special education needs and those from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse backgrounds. Includes in-depth study, analysis, and discussions of original research as well as synthesis of findings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and admission to the PHD program.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 710: International Perspectives in Early Childhood Education. 3 credits.
Examines international perspectives in early childhood education in various contexts to increase students' knowledge of approaches to planning and implementing effective programs for culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children by professionals working with young children and families to inform, connect, and enrich U.S. based programs in early childhood education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration in Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners, the Ph.D. in Education, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 781: Seminar in Early Childhood Education. 3 credits.
Provides opportunities to evaluate and reflect upon instructional practices and interactions with culturally, linguistically, socioeconomically, and ability diverse young children, their families, and other professionals. Examines evidence-based practices used in early childhood settings to manage the environment, guide behavior, and provide instruction that responds to each child’s strengths, needs, and interests. Emphasizes professionalism and foundations of early education and care. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECED 788*B- or 789*B-).
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 788: Internship in Early Childhood Education Prekindergarten-Third Grade. 3-6 credits.
Enables teacher candidates to participate full time in an internship in early/primary education prekindergarten – third grade. Provides opportunities to synthesize learning across coursework and field experiences and apply content and pedagogical knowledge in a classroom setting with culturally, linguistically, ability, and socioeconomically diverse young children and their families. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Early Education for Diverse Learners Licensure Concentration, completion of required licensure coursework, and completion of standardized test requirements. ECED 781 must be taken concurrently.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
ECED 789: Internship in Early Childhood Special Education Birth - Five. 3-6 credits.
Enables teacher candidates to participate full time in an internship in early childhood special education (birth-5). Provides opportunities to synthesize learning across coursework and field experiences and apply content and pedagogical knowledge in a classroom setting with culturally, linguistically, ability, and socioeconomically diverse young children and their families. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Early Childhood Special Education Licensure Concentration, completion of required licensure coursework, and completion of standardized test requirements. ECED 781 must be taken concurrently.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
ECED 790: Internship with Diverse Preschool Children. 3 credits.
Enables students to participate full time in an internship with diverse preschool children. Links university course work to real world of working with diverse young learners and their families. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECED 401 or 501, ECED 403 or 503, and Admission to the Early Childhood Education Prekindergarten – Third Grade (Licensure) Graduate Certificate Program. All endorsement and standardized test requirements (Praxis Core Academics Skills for Educators or qualifying substitution, Praxis II, and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment) must be met the semester prior to the internship.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
ECED 791: Internship with Diverse Infants and Toddlers. 3 credits.
Enables students to participate full time in an internship with diverse infants/toddlers. Links university course work to real world of working with diverse young learners and their families. Notes: Students enroll in both infant/toddler (3 credits) and preschool (3 credits) internships. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECED 401 or 501, ECED 403 or 503, and Admission to the Early Childhood Special Education (Licensure) Graduate Certificate Program. All standardized test requirements (Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators or qualifying substitution and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment) must be met the semester prior to the internship.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
ECED 793: Internship in Preschool Early Childhood Special Education. 3 credits.
Enables students to participate full time in an internship in preschool early childhood special education. Links university course work to real world of working with diverse young learners and their families. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECED 401 or 501, ECED 403 or 503, and Admission to the Early Childhood Special Education (Licensure) Graduate Certificate Program. All standardized test requirements (Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators or qualifying substitution and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment) must be met the semester prior to the internship.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
ECED 795: Internship in Kindergarten - Third Grade. 3 credits.
Enables students to participate full time in an internship in early childhood education in kindergarten through third grade. Links university course work to real world of working with diverse young learners and their families. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECED 401 or 501, ECED 403 or 503, and Admission to the Early Childhood Education Prekindergarten - Third Grade Licensure Graduate Certificate Program. Endorsement and standardized test requirements (Praxis Core Academics Skills for Educators or qualifying substitution, Praxis II, and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment) must be met prior to applying for the internship.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

800 Level Courses

ECED 801: Current Research and Trends in Early Childhood Education. 3 credits.
Examines research and trends in the early education of children. Explores issues that influence the education of young children with special education needs and children from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse backgrounds. Examines practices appropriate for diverse young learners. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Education program or post-master's status and approval of course instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 803: Teacher Preparation and Professional Development. 3 credits.
Explores research and current recommended practices related to teacher preparation and professional development. Provides opportunity for practical application with preservice or inservice teachers. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDUC 803.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Education program or post-master’s status and approval of course instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 804: Family Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education. 3 credits.
Explores the relationship between families and professionals in providing appropriate early care and education, birth through grade 3, including children with special education needs and those from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse backgrounds. Includes in-depth study, analysis, and discussions of original research as well as syntheses of findings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Education program or or advanced-master’s status with approval of course instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
ECED 812: Early Writing: Cognition, Language, and Literacy. 3 credits.
Examines writing research and practice related to cognition, language, and literacy in the early education of diverse learners, including special education and multicultural/multilingual education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Education program or advanced-master’s status with approval of course instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Assistive Technology (EDAT)

400 Level Courses

EDAT 410: Introduction to Assistive Technology. 3 credits.
Provides an understanding of assistive technology and application in instructional programs, career tasks, and life skills for individuals with disabilities. Enables students to better use assistive technology in education, work, community, and home environments. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDAT 421: Augmentative Communication. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of augmentative and alternative communication tools for use by individuals with speech and communication disabilities. Enables students to locate, use and train others on the range of AAC technologies available. Field experience may be required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDAT 422: Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of specific technology and resources available to enhance and improve the ability of individuals who are visually impaired/blind or hearing-impaired/deaf. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDAT 423: Accessibility and Input Modifications. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of accessibility strategies and input modifications designed for use by individuals with disabilities. Enables students to locate, use and train others on the range of technologies available as well as design opportunities for constructing unique devices. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

EDAT 510: Introduction to Assistive Technology. 3 credits.
Provides an understanding of assistive technology and application in instructional programs, career tasks, and life skills for individuals with disabilities. Presentation and exploration experiences enable students to better use assistive technology in education, work, community, and home environments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDAT 521: Augmentative Communication. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of augmentative and alternative communication tools for use by individuals with speech and communication disabilities. Exploration experiences enable students to locate, use and train others on the range of AAC technologies available. Field experience may be required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDAT 522: Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of specific technology and resources available to enhance and improve the ability of individuals who are visually impaired/blind or hearing-impaired/deaf. Field experience may be required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDAT 523: Accessibility and Input Modifications. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of accessibility strategies and input modifications designed for use by individuals with disabilities. Exploration experiences enable students to locate, use and train others on the range of technologies available as well as design opportunities for constructing unique devices. Field experience may be required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDAT 524: Universal Design for Learning. 3 credits.
Describes the foundations and principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Focuses on teaching students with various disabilities including those with learning disabilities from preschool to postsecondary education implementing technology-based and other UDL strategies. Applies UDL principles to the design of accessible instructional materials. Students have the opportunity to develop and implement UDL lesson plans. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDAT 525: Software and Mobile Applications for Individuals with Disabilities. 3 credits.
Provides overview with software, mobile applications, and accessibility features. Identifies design features to meet individual's special needs; provides hands-one experiences with the range of software and mobile applications that incorporate evidence-based strategies for individuals with disabilities across environments, settings and the life span. Field experience may be required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDAT 527: Assistive Technology for Independent Living and Employment. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of assistive technology accommodations and public policy related to independent living for individuals with disabilities throughout their life span. Focuses on assistive technologies that support daily living tasks and workplace accommodations to improve the performance of daily living and work activities for individuals with disabilities. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDAT 530: Assistive Technology for Independent Living. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of activities of daily living (ADLs) for individuals who have disabilities and the elderly. ADLs include but are not limited to assistive technologies that support dressing, feeding, hygiene, housework and safety. Field experience may be required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDAT 531: Assistive Technology in the Workplace. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of workplace accommodations, functional barriers commonly experienced in the workplace, assistive technology, ergonomic strategies, and universal design approaches to improve performance of work activities for individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to mobility, dexterity, sensory, communication, and cognitive impairments. Field experience may be required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDAT 599: Independent Study in Assistive Technology. 1-6 credits.
Studies assistive technology research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty member. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

EDAT 610: Designing Adapted Environments. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of environmental adaptations for individuals with disabilities to increase their access to community, workplace, and school activities. Covers legal issues within the ADA for adapting environments and addresses programmatic and physical access issues. Notes: Field Experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDAT 510B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDAT 649: Assistive Technology Assessment. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of AT consideration and assessment procedures with emphasis on generated assessment plan and written report. Review and administer existing assistive technology (AT) evaluation instruments. Notes: Field Experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDAT 510B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Counseling and Development (EDCD)

500 Level Courses

EDCD 525: Advanced Human Growth and Development. 3 credits.
Covers human development throughout the life span, including emotional, physical, and cognitive development; and emphasizes personal adjustment and achievement. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

EDCD 601: Introduction to Research in Counseling. 3 credits.
Enhances knowledge of and involvement in counseling research by introducing techniques and principles to design, implement, and evaluate research projects and program development in community and school settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 602: Foundations in Counseling. 3 credits.
Provides students with an introduction to the field of professional counseling. Provides graduate students in counseling with knowledge about the history and foundations of counseling, the professional identity and multifaceted role of the counselor, program mission statement and its relationship to counseling. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 603: Counseling Theories and Practice. 3 credits.
Covers major theoretical approaches to counseling from a multicultural perspective and provides supervised introduction to basic skills. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCD 602 (may be taken concurrently).
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development, Education, Post-Masters Counseling Lic or Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 604: Assessment and Appraisal in Counseling. 3 credits.
Prepares students to become informed about psychological and educational tests and assessment procedures that are used and applied in a counseling context. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCD 601B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 606: Counseling Children and Adolescents. 3 credits.
Presents theories, techniques, and counseling issues relevant to children and adolescents. Provides practice with an emphasis on process and culturally competent counseling strategies. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCD 603B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Counseling or School Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 608: Group Processes and Analyses. 4 credits.
Presents theories appropriate to various types of groups and descriptions of group practices, methods, dynamics, and facilitative skills. Focuses on applying theory to practice. Includes lab. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCD 606B or 609B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 609: Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 3 credits.
Covers counseling skills, process and strategies associated with major counseling theories. Provides intensive practice in both technical and conceptual skills with emphasis on self-awareness, case conceptualization, racial-cultural considerations, and supervised practice in a community setting. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCD 602B and 603B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Clinical Mntl Hlth Counseling or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 610: Career and Educational Counseling. 3 credits.
Presents theories and counseling issues relevant to career counseling in schools and community agencies. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCD 606B, 609B or 604B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 611: Introduction to Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling. 3 credits.
Introduces principles, practices, and application of ethical and legal issues in school counseling. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCD 602B, 603B and 613B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 613: Introduction to School Counseling. 3 credits.
Addresses the role of the school counselor and provides an understanding of the coordination of counseling program components as they relate to the school and the wider community. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCD 602*B.
* May be taken concurrently.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Counseling or School Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 615: School-Based Mental Health. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of mental disorders and disabilities impacting children and adolescents, with particular attention devoted to early identification and intervention in a school setting. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCD 602*B and 603*B.
* May be taken concurrently.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Counseling or School Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 619: Trauma and Crisis Counseling. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to trauma and crisis counseling using theories and techniques from bioecological and multicultural-social justice perspectives. Covers assessments and interventions with individuals, families, and communities who have experienced trauma/crisis. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCD 525B, 606B or 609B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 621: School, Family, and Community Collaboration. 2 credits.
Provides an overview of consultation and collaboration theories and practice. Helps students develop consultation and collaboration skills that may be applied in schools, community agencies, or other organizational settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCD 602B, 613B or 654B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 626: Principles and Practices of School Counseling. 3 credits.
Focuses on the comprehensive development, delivery, and evaluation of school counseling programs based on the Virginia state model and the American School Counselor Association national model. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCD 602B and 613B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 628: Counseling and Social Justice. 3 credits.
Discusses the Counseling and Development program's mission statement of Social Justice, Multiculturalism, Internationalism, Advocacy and Leadership. Provides an overview of theories and models of social justice, advocacy, and leadership. Examines theories and models from a multicultural perspective and discusses within the context of counseling in school and community settings. Examines the role of counselors as change agents, leaders, and advocates. Note: Students must have completed 24 credits in the Counseling program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCD 660*B and 608B and (EDCD 654B or 626B).
* May be taken concurrently.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 652: Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling. 3 credits.
Introduces substance abuse counseling. Covers addiction issues, diagnosis and treatment planning, and individual and group counseling strategies with diverse populations. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCD 603 or concurrent enrollment.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Community Agency Counseling or Post-Masters Counseling Lic.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 654: Counseling and Ethics in Community Agencies. 3 credits.
Provides a foundation for ethical and legal counseling practice within community and agency settings. Examines the role and professional identity of the clinical mental health counselor, with attention to multicultural and social justice perspectives. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCD 602B- and 603B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Clinical Mntl Hlth Counseling or Counseling.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 656: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Mental Health Professionals. 3 credits.
Introduces students to fundamental concepts in the classification of psychopathology as well as the clinical interviewing skills necessary to apply DSM-5 diagnoses to clients in a sound and ethical manner. Incorporates an explicit focus on the role of race and culture in diagnosis and treatment. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCD 603 (may be taken concurrently).
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development, Education or Post-Masters Counseling Lic.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 658: Couples and Family Counseling. 3 credits.
Introduces major approaches to counseling couples and families. Uses case studies and simulations to facilitate transition from theory to practice. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCD 609 (may be taken concurrently).
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Community Agency Counseling or Post-Masters Counseling Lic.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 660: Multicultural Counseling. 3 credits.
Examines multicultural issues in counseling and explores the complexities of culture and its influence on the client/counselor relationship. Promotes awareness and understanding of cultural differences and their effect on the counseling relationship. Investigates variables that interact with culture that may interfere with the counseling relationship, such as historical, political, socioeconomic, psychosocial adjustment, racism, prejudice, discrimination, and oppression. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDCD 608*B and (EDCD 606B or 609B)).
* May be taken concurrently.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

EDCD 750: Practicum in Mental Health Counseling. 3 credits.
Provides supervised practice in a counseling setting similar to the setting in which the student may work with an emphasis on the counseling process. Provides opportunities to practice counseling skills related to ethics, supervision, self-care, decision-making, and professional identity and relationships. Note: students without 30 hours of prior Counseling program coursework will be dropped. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCD 608B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCD 751: Practicum in School Counseling. 3 credits.
Provides supervised practice in a school counseling setting similar to the setting in which the student may work with an emphasis on the counseling process. Provides opportunities to practice counseling skills related to ethics, supervision, self-care, decision-making, and professional identity and relationships. Note: students without 30 hours of prior Counseling program coursework will be dropped. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCD 608B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCD 755: Practicum in Counseling. 3 credits.
Provides supervised practice in a counseling setting similar to the setting in which the student may work with an emphasis on the counseling process. Notes: Weekly graduate class emphasizes site processing. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of CNDV program course work except for EDCD 610 or electives (total credits cannot exceed 3 credits); overall GPA of 3.00; no grade lower than B in skills courses EDCD 603, 606/609 and 608; no more than two grades of C in any other graduate course work required by CNDV program; permission of advisor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development, Education or Post-Masters Counseling Lic.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCD 791: Internship in Counseling. 3 credits.
Provides supervised practice in a counseling setting similar to the setting in which the student may work with an emphasis on the counseling process. Builds on previous practicum experiences. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of CNDV program course work except for electives; overall GPA of 3.00; no grade lower than B in skills courses EDCD 603, 606/609, 608 and 755; no more than two grades of C in any other graduate course work required by CNDV program; permission of advisor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development, Education or Post-Masters Counseling Lic.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCD 792: Internship in Mental Health Counseling I. 3 credits.
Provides supervised practice in a clinical mental health counseling setting similar to the setting in which the student may work with an emphasis on the counseling process. Develops skills in case conceptualization, assessing needs, and applying counseling knowledge and skills with clients under supervision. Note: Completion of all required counseling program coursework with a B or better; permission of advisor; students may be concurrently registered for no more than 6 credits of the following courses: EDCD 610, EDCD 621, or electives. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCD 750B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCD 793: Internship in Mental Health Counseling II. 3 credits.
Provides supervised practice in a counseling setting similar to the setting in which the student may work with an emphasis on the counseling process. Builds on previous practicum and Internship I experiences, including evaluating interventions and programs. Note: Completion of all required counseling program coursework with a B or better; permission of advisor; students may be concurrently registered for program electives. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCD 792B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCD 794: Internship in School Counseling I. 3 credits.
Provides supervised practice in a school counseling setting similar to the setting in which the student may work with an emphasis on the counseling process. Develops skills in case conceptualization, assessing needs, and applying counseling knowledge and skills with clients under supervision. Note: Completion of all required counseling program coursework with a B or better; permission of advisor; students may be concurrently registered for no more than 6 credits of the following courses: EDCD 610, EDCD 621, or electives. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCD 751B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCD 795: Internship in School Counseling II. 3 credits.
Provides supervised practice in a counseling setting similar to the setting in which the student may work with an emphasis on the counseling process. Builds on previous practicum and Internship I experiences, including evaluating interventions and programs. Note: Completion of all required counseling program coursework with a B or better; permission of advisor; students may be concurrently registered for program electives. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCD 794B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development or Counseling.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Education degrees.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCD 797: Advanced Topics in Education. 1-6 credits.
See EDUC 797. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCD 603B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling and Development, Counseling or Post-Masters Counseling Lic.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

800 Level Courses

EDCD 894: Advanced Family and Systems Counseling. 3 credits.
Develops advanced level skills and competencies in the practice of family and systems counseling. Multiple theoretical models for practice in a multicultural society will be explored, as will the applications of those models in multiple professional settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to PhD in Counseling and Development Program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 895: Emerging Issues in Counseling and Development. 3 credits.
Examines issues in counseling profession, including counseling theory and methodology, development of client groups, new roles and settings for counselors, emerging assessment procedures, new understanding of diagnosis; and impact of societal changes on counseling profession. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD program or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 896: Advanced Multicultural Counseling. 3 credits.
Focuses on advanced issues in multicultural counseling, including multicultural counseling theories, skills, assessment, supervision, research, and ethics. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Masters degree in counseling or related counseling field from an accredited institution of higher education and EDCD 660, or equivalent; EDCD 895; admission to Counseling and Development Doctoral Program, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 897: Advanced Group Counseling. 3 credits.
For doctoral students who have had experience and training in group work. Provides greater understanding and advanced skill application in group dynamics, group process, and group leadership. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Masters degree in counseling or related counseling field from an accredited institution of higher education and EDCD 608 or equivalent; EDCD 895; admission to the Counseling and Development Doctoral Program, or Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 898: Grant Writing and Publishing. 3 credits.
Focuses on grant writing and publishing in counseling and psychology. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Masters degree in counseling or related counseling field from an accredited institution of higher education; EDCD 895; admission to the Counseling and Development Doctoral Program, or Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 899: The Theory and Practice of Counseling Supervision. 4 credits.
Explores counseling supervision theory from a multicultural and social justice perspective. Students will apply these theories by supervising Master's level community agency and school counseling practicum students under the supervision of the instructor. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to PhD in Counseling and Development Program; Master's degree in Counseling or related field, or permission of the instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

900 Level Courses

EDCD 900: Leadership and Advocacy in the Counseling Profession. 4 credits.
Introduces students to broad theoretical concepts, strategies, and skills related to leadership and advocacy within the counseling profession, and will help students integrate leadership and advocacy into their professional identity. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to PhD in Counseling and Development Program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 990: Advanced Internship in Counseling Leadership. 3 credits.
Provides supervised practice in counseling leadership setting or position. Emphasizes counseling leadership in practice. Notes: Biweekly class emphasizes site processing, leadership skills, and topical seminars. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program, Counseling and Development specialization; EDCD 628 or equivalent; EDCD 895.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 991: Advanced Internship in Counseling. 6 credits.
Provides an intensive multicultural social justice oriented field based supervised experience. Emphasizes intensive use of multicultural competencies in practice, supervision, and program development and evaluation in order to address social justice issues for clients in school or community settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program, Counseling and Development specialization, EDCD 628 or equivalent; EDCD 895 and EDCD 896.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCD 992: Advanced Internship in Social Justice. 3 credits.
Provides opportunities to implement programs and strategies to affect social justice for clients in school or community settings. Notes: Biweekly class emphasizes topical seminars and supervision. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Education program, Counseling and Development specialization; EDCD 628 or equivalent; EDCD 895.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)

300 Level Courses

EDCI 370: Young Adult Literature in Multicultural Settings. 3 credits.
Examines literary works written for and about young adults, introduces critical issues surrounding teaching of young adult literature in multiculturally diverse schools, and requires reading and review of young adult literature. Notes: Significant online work is required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDCI 372: Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Covers curricula, current issues, and research literature in secondary school mathematics. Emphasis is on developing different styles of teaching. Field experience is required for those seeking initial teacher licensure. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to SEED 372.
Recommended Corequisite: EDUC 422
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

EDCI 423: Methods for Teaching PK-6 English Learners in Inclusive Classrooms. 3 credits.
Examines current research, theory, and policy as applied to teaching and learning with K-6 English learners (ELs). Explores research-based methods, instructional frameworks, and culturally and linguistically responsive strategies for teaching ELs effectively in K-6 inclusive classrooms. This course requires 15 hours of field observation. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Education licensure program; ELED course sequence as approved by advisor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
EDCI 469: Teaching English in Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides study of advanced methods, materials, content, and organization of English programs in secondary school. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to SEED 469.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 422. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - English 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDCI 472: Advanced Methods for Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Focuses on learning processes for mathematics. Introduces national and state standards regarding content and methodologies for teaching mathematics. Examines instructional methods and materials in relation to secondary mathematical content, curriculum, and assessment. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to SEED 472.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCI 372, EDUC 422.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDCI 473: Teaching Science in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Builds fundamental knowledge of science teaching and learning including standards-based curriculum design and research-based teaching strategies. Notes: School-based field experience required for those seeking initial teacher licensure. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Secondary Education Program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDCI 479: Advanced Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Guides students in working effectively with national and local standards for teaching secondary English. Continuation course in methods from EDCI 469. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDCI 669, SEED 479.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCI 469.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - English 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDCI 483: Advanced Methods of Teaching Science in Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides advanced study of teaching and curriculum development based on research and current issues. Emphasizes integrating science and technology, adapting instruction to needs of diverse learners, and promoting safety. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to SEED 483.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCI 473.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDCI 490: Student Teaching in Education. 6 credits.
Provides intensive, supervised clinical experience in approved school for fall or spring semester. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to SEED 492, SEED 493, SEED 494.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of licensure and all endorsement course work.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12, Secondary Ed - English 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
EDCI 491: Internship Seminar in Secondary Training. 2 credits.
Focuses on critical reflection regarding effects of teacher actions others; develops skills as reflective practitioner; presents research-based rationales for instructional decision-making. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the professional semester.
Recommended Corequisite: EDCI 490.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12, Secondary Ed - English 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

EDCI 510: Linguistics for PreK-12 ESOL Teachers. 3 credits.
Examines language as a system, with particular focus on teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students in grades PreK-12. Considers teaching implications of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDRD 515B-, EDUC 511B- and 537B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in English as a Second Language or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 516: Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research. 3 credits.
Examines first and second language acquisition theories past and present. Explores how PK-12 bilingual and multilingual learners' cultures and languages are valuable assets in classrooms and addresses implications for instruction and assessment. Develops understanding of research around instructional environments that promote bilingualism and biliteracy. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDRD 515*B-, EDUC 511B- and 537B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 519: Methods of Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners. 3 credits.
Examines approaches, methods, and techniques for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse learners in bilingual and ESL classrooms, as well as resources available in the field. Critically analyzes and demonstrates teaching approaches based on second language acquisition research, including teaching language through content. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCI 510*B- and 516B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 520: Assessment of Language Learners. 3 credits.
Examines innovative approaches to assessing language learners. Topics include identification, placement, monitoring of student progress, development of authentic performance-based measures, design of portfolios, application of measurement concepts, analysis of assessment instruments, and linking assessments to instruction. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCI 519*B- or 560*B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 544: Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Education. 3 credits.
Introduction to general methods of teaching in elementary schools focusing on planning, teaching strategies, management, assessment, and differentiation. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ELED 544.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education graduate program; must be taken in programmatic sequence.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 545: Assessment and Differentiation. 3 credits.
Provides a research-based introduction to differentiated instruction for children in grades PK-6. Emphasis on the assessment of learners and differentiation of instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ELED 545.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission into the Elementary Education graduate program, must be taken in programmatic sequence.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 546: Integrating Technology in Elementary Classrooms: Literacy. 1 credit.
Studies the development and integration of technology in the elementary education literacy curriculum. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission into Elementary Education graduate
Recommended Corequisite: program. EDCI 556.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 547: Integrating Technology in Elementary Classrooms: Mathematics. 1 credit.
Studies the development and integration of technology in the elementary education mathematics curriculum. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission into Elementary Education graduate
Recommended Corequisite: program. EDCI 552.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 552: Mathematics Methods for the Elementary Classroom. 1-3 credits.
Introduces methods for teaching all children topics in arithmetic, geometry, algebra, probability, and statistics in elementary grades. Focuses on using manipulatives and technologies to explore mathematics and solve problems. Notes: Requires field experience in public schools. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits. Equivalent to ELED 552.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 553: Science Methods for the Elementary Classroom. 1-3 credits.
Develops skills and abilities in science teaching methods, applications of technology, safety practices, and creation of integrated science curricula. Examines science teaching based on contemporary theory, practice, and standards. Notes: Requires field experience in public schools. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits. Equivalent to ELED 553.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 554: Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Integrating Fine Arts in the Elementary Classroom. 3 credits.
Focuses on the design and delivery of standards-based integrated curriculum centered on the social sciences. Includes integration of fine arts and examines the central role of the arts in learning. Notes: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits. Equivalent to ELED 554.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission into Elementary Education graduate program; must be taken in programmatic sequence.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 555: Literacy Teaching and Learning in Diverse Elementary Classrooms I. 3 credits.
Provides research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for younger children. Emphasizes language development; reading and writing processes; emergent literacy; culture, families, and literacy; and literacy integration in the curriculum. Notes: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ELED 555.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 556: Literacy Teaching and Learning in Diverse Elementary Classrooms II. 1-3 credits.
Provides research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for older children. Emphasizes literacy and language processes and development; connections among cultures, families, and literacy; and literacy integration in curriculum. Notes: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits. Equivalent to ELED 556.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education Licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 557: Integrating Technology in PreK-6. 3 credits.
Studies the development and integration of technology in the elementary education curriculum including the use of technology to address the learning needs of diverse students. Notes: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 559: Research and Assessment in Elementary Education. 3 credits.
Provides teacher candidates an understanding of research paradigms utilizing systematic evidence to improve practice and further skills in assessment of learning outcomes. Emphasizes linking research and practice, making instructional decisions based on systematically collected data. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ELED 559.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission into Elementary Education graduate program; capstone course for degree must be taken last in programmatic sequence.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 560: Methods of Teaching in Foreign/World Languages. 3 credits.
Covers approaches, theories, and methods of teaching foreign and second languages, with practical application to classroom. Students demonstrate teaching strategies, develop lesson and unit-planning skills, and evaluate curricula and materials. Notes: Requires field experience in schools. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCI 516*B- or SPAN 502B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 567: Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides teacher candidates an introduction to methods, frameworks, and practices of teaching social studies in secondary schools. Notes: Requires 15 hours of school-based field experience. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SEED 567.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 522. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduation Deadline Extended, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 569: Teaching English in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides study of advanced methods, materials, content, and organization of English programs in secondary school. Notes: 15 hours school-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SEED 569.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 522. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 570: Teaching Young Adult Literacy in a Multicultural Setting. 3 credits.
Examines literary works written for and about young adults. Introduces critical issues surrounding teaching young adult literature in multiculturally diverse public schools and requires reading and reviewing young adult literature from several genres. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SEED 502.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 572: Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Emphasizes developing different styles of teaching. Notes: 15 hours school-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SEED 572.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 522. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 573: Teaching Science in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides study of methods, materials, content, and organization of science programs. Emphasizes curriculum planning, current methodologies, safety, and trends in secondary schools. Notes: 15 hours school-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 522. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 580: Human Development and Learning. 3 credits.
Examines overarching principles and theories of human growth and development. Explores the various domains of development – physical, cognitive, language, social/emotional, and moral – through the major theories of educational psychology. Explores how students learn and are motivated to learn.Offered by Graduate School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in TESOL PK-Adult Non-Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 581: Understanding Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners. 3 credits.
Examines the ways that race, ethnicity, language, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, and ability intersect to affect educational experiences for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners of all ages. Invites educators to deepen understanding of culture and explore their own cultural identities with implications for equitable pedagogical practices with CLD learners. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in TESOL PK-Adult Non-Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 582: Foundations in Language and Literacy. 3 credits.
Focuses on the relationship of language to reading and the connection between language structure and learning to read in English. Examines theories of language acquisition and the complexity of language development and the reading process for ESL/EFL/EAL students. Explores key factors that influence and enhance English language learning and development. Introduces literacy instruction and literacy assessment for ESL/EFL/EAL learners, and explores sociocultural perspectives on literacy. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in TESOL PK-Adult Non-Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 583: Research and Practice with Bi-Multilingual Learners. 3 credits.
Examines first and second language acquisition theories and sociopolitical contexts of research around the development of bi-multilingualism past and present. Studies bilingual/multilingual learners' cultures and languages through asset-based perspectives and addresses implications for pedagogical practices that promote bi-multilingualism and biliteracy. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in TESOL PK-Adult Non-Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 584: Linguistics for TESOL Professionals. 3 credits.
Examines language as a system, with particular focus on teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students across all levels. Considers teaching implications of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in TESOL PK-Adult Non-Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 585: TESOL Methodology. 3 credits.
Examines approaches, methods, and techniques for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse ESL/EFL/EAL learners, as well as resources available in the field. Demonstrates and critically analyzes teaching approaches based on second language acquisition research, including teaching language through content. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in TESOL PK-Adult Non-Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 586: Assessment in English Language Teaching. 3 credits.
Examines innovative approaches to assessing ESL/EFL/EAL learners. Focuses on topics such as identification, placement, monitoring of student progress, development of authentic performance-based measures, design of portfolios, application of measurement concepts, analysis of assessment instruments, and linking assessment to instruction. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in TESOL PK-Adult Non-Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 587: Content Literacy in English Language Teaching. 3 credits.
Focuses on research-based instructional strategies for integrating development of ESL/EFL/EAL learners’ academic language and literacy skills with learning of content concepts across grade levels and disciplinary areas. Emphasizes sociocultural practices that leverage ESL/EFL/EAL learners’ social, cultural, linguistic, and knowledge capitals to strengthen academic achievement in content classrooms and discipline-specific fields. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in TESOL PK-Adult Non-Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 588: Consultation and Collaboration in Educational Settings. 3 credits.
Focuses on ways in which education professionals can collaborate in serving EAL/EFL/ESL students. Explores methods for co-planning and co-teaching as well as ways for sharing responsibilities for instruction and assessment. Examines ways for managing difficult professional interactions and how to implement collaborative and inclusive models of education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in TESOL PK-Adult Non-Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 589: Cultural and Linguistic Inquiry in TESOL. 3 credits.
Provides culminating experience that emphasizes TESOL professional as change agent through critical inquiry into cultural and linguistic influences on learning environments and language/literacy learning experiences. Provides opportunity to research key aspects of critical inquiry and apply to practice across TESOL settings through master’s capstone project. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in TESOL PK-Adult Non-Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 597: Special Topics in Education. 1-6 credits.
Provides advanced study on selected topic or emerging issue in American or international education. Notes: May be repeated for credit with GSE permission. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to program in GSE.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

600 Level Courses

EDCI 600: Workshop in Education. 1-6 credits.
Offers full-time workshops and weekend seminars on selected topics in education and education tour seminars. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 617: Using Digital and Popular-Culture Media with Grades 4-12. 3 credits.
Exposes students to recent knowledge on how middle and high school teachers can use digital media and popular culture texts to engage students in subject area learning or literacy development. Focus is on grades 4-12. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to a GSE licensure, Master's, or doctoral program and at least one year of PK-12 teaching experience, completion of EDCI 569, EDCI 567, EDCI 572, EDCI 573, or EDCI 544, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 621: Introduction to Gifted and Talented Learners. 3 credits.
Examines nature and needs of gifted and talented learners. Participants become knowledgeable about characteristics of gifted and talented students, and examine role of culture in manifestation of gifts and talents as well as gifted behaviors in special populations. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science, Adv Stud T/L or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 622: Curriculum Differentiation for Diverse Learners. 3 credits.
Develops personal and professional rationale for differentiating instruction in mixed-ability classrooms, as well as skills and knowledge of strategies to utilize pre-assessment data and plan for and implement differentiated instruction. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 623: Models and Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners. 3 credits.
Provides framework to examine and apply curriculum models and instructional strategies advocated for use with gifted students according to national and state standards that reflect best practices in gifted education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 624: Assessment, Identification, and Evaluation of Gifted Learners. 3 credits.
Examines broad understandings of intelligence and assessment. Provides techniques to identify gifted students. Develops specific understandings of assessment techniques and awareness of the influences of language, culture, ethnicity, gender, and exceptionality on recognition and subsequent identification of giftedness. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 625: Contemporary Issues and Trends in Gifted Education. 3 credits.
Focuses on research, trends, issues, legislation, and litigation concerning gifted and talented children. Provides professionals in gifted education and related fields with knowledge and skills to serve as advocates for gifted-child education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCI 621, 622, 623, and 624.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science, Adv Stud T/L or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 626: Action Research in Gifted Education. 3 credits.
Opportunity to identify and investigate school-based problem and apply inquiry, writing, and research skills to relevant issue or concern in gifted education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 627: Advanced Practicum in Gifted Education. 3 credits.
Intensive supervised clinical experiences for one semester in accredited elementary or secondary school. Students supervised in setting that includes scheduled observations and seminar experiences. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCI 621, 622, 623, and 624.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science, Adv Stud T/L or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 630: Supporting English Learners in PK-12 Schools. 3 credits.
Provides new knowledge for classroom teachers who wish to know more about second language acquisition and how to effectively serve English Learners in their classrooms and schools. Examines research in first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, and includes teachers’ application of new knowledge for culturally responsive curriculum development and student assessment. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 644: Mathematics Learning and Assessment (K-8). 3 credits.
Introduces students to learning theories and associated assessment practices specific to mathematics education. Intended for mathematics specialists and teachers interested in problems of learning and assessment across K-8 settings in mathematics education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the MEd in Education Leadership, Mathematics Education Leadership concentration
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction or Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 645: Curriculum Development in Mathematics Education. 3 credits.
Analysis, design, and evaluation of school mathematics curricula. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Mathematics Education Leadership Masters Degree Program or permission of the instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction or Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 646: Mathematics Education Leadership for School Change. 3 credits.
Surveys current literature and large-scale studies in mathematics education. Engages students in research, study, and discussion of factors that affect teaching and learning of mathematics in school settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Mathematics Education Leadership Masters Degree Program or permission of the instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 660: Integrated STEM Teaching. 3 credits.
Provides an interdisciplinary approach to integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into teaching practice across all disciplines. Explores aspects of STEM education through literature, recent national reports, discussion, and practice. Involves participation in problem-based and project-based learning activities, inquiry learning, while using technology to gain and display information. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 663: Research in Science Teaching. 3 credits.
Investigates the research and methodology involved in teaching and learning biological, chemical, physical, and earth sciences from K-12. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Course in teaching science in elementary or secondary school, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science, Curriculum and Instruction or Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 666: Research in Mathematics Teaching. 3 credits.
Explores curricula, current issues, and research literature in elementary school mathematics. Emphasizes development of different styles of teaching. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 667: Advanced Methods of Teaching Social Sciences in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Emphasizes interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction, implementing national state standards, authentic assessment, and adaptations for diverse populations. Notes: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCI 567 and EDUC 522.
Recommended Corequisite: EDRD 619.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 669: Advanced Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Continuation course in methods (See EDCI 569). Guides students in working effectively with national and local standards for teaching secondary English. School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 479.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCI 569 and EDUC 522.
Recommended Corequisite: EDRD 619.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 670: Advanced Methods in Science Teaching. 3 credits.
Application of major principles of education and psychology for the improvements of science teaching in secondary schools. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 671: Innovations in Science Teaching. 3 credits.
Focuses on the development and selection of teaching materials that reflect concepts of technology innovation with an emphasis on middle and secondary school science. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 672: Advanced Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Focuses on learning processes for mathematics. Introduces national and state standards regarding content and methodologies for teaching mathematics. Examines instructional methods and materials in relation to secondary mathematical content, curriculum, and assessment. School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SEED 672.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCI 572, EDUC 522.
Recommended Corequisite: EDRD 619.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 673: Advanced Methods of Teaching Science in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides advanced study of teaching and curriculum development based on research and current issues. Emphasizes integrating science and technology, and adapting instruction to the needs of diverse learners. School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCI 573 and EDUC 522.
Recommended Corequisite: EDRD 619.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 684: Advanced Methods of Teaching Foreign/Second Languages in PK-12 Schools. 3 credits.
Blends theoretical knowledge and practical application. Provides advanced study of second language pedagogy and teaching trends. Topics include multiple learning styles, alternative forms and assessment, and teaching diverse populations. Notes: Requires school-based field experience. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCI 520*B- and 560B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

EDCI 702: Internship in Mathematics Education. 3 credits.
Offers practical experiences and professional challenges for mathematics leaders in authentic educational settings. Activities emphasize school-based and classroom based research and leadership. Develops the skills and abilities of the mathematics leaders to analyze classroom practice, investigate teaching and disseminate information about mathematics education in professional development settings for teachers. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction or Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 776: Consultation and Collaboration in Diverse K-12 Settings. 3 credits.
Focuses on ways in which practicing education professionals collaborate in serving diverse learners and their families. Explores methods for co-planning and co-teaching in the general education classroom and ways for sharing responsibilities for instruction and assessment. Includes ways for dealing with difficult interactions are part of understanding how to implement collaborative and inclusive models of education for diverse learners. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: Completion of all other program requirements EDCI 777
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCI 792, 793 or 794.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 777: Research to Practice. 3 credits.
Provides culminating experience that synthesizes and applies essential elements of teaching culturally & linguistically diverse and exceptional learners in international contexts. Emphasizes teacher as change agent through critical inquiry into practice. Promotes collaboration among teachers and school professionals to advance achievement of diverse learners. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of all other program requirements
Recommended Corequisite: EDCI 776
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCI 792, 793 or 794.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 790: Internship in Education. 1-6 credits.
Intensive, supervised clinical experience for full semester in accredited school. Students must register for appropriate section. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits. Equivalent to ELED 790, SEED 793, SEED 794, SEED 795.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 522, EDUC 672, two methods classes in content area; passing Praxis II and VCLA, completing all endorsements.
Recommended Corequisite: EDCI 791.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCI 791: Internship Seminar in Secondary Teaching. 2 credits.
Focuses on critical reflection regarding effects of teacher actions on others; develops skills as a reflective practitioner; presents research-based rationales for instructional decision-making. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SEED 791.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the professional semester.
Recommended Corequisite: EDCI 790.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 792: Internship in Education: PK-6 International Elementary Education. 6 credits.
Provides intensive, supervised clinical experience for a full semester in an accredited school. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of all licensure tests and endorsement requirements.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDRD 515B-, EDUC 511B-, 512B-, 513B-, 514B-, 516B- and 520B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCI 793: Internship in Education: PK-12 ESL/ESOL Education. 6 credits.
Provides intensive, supervised clinical experience for full semester in accredited school. Students must register for appropriate section. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of all licensure tests and endorsement requirements.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCI 510B-, 516B-, 519B-, 520B-, EDRD 515B-, 610B-, EDUC 511B- and 537B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCI 794: Internship in Education: PK-12 Foreign/World Language Education. 6 credits.
Provides intensive, supervised clinical experience for a full semester in an accredited school. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of all licensure tests and endorsement requirements.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCI 516B-, 520B-, 560B-, 684B-, EDRD 620B-, EDUC 511B- and 537B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDCI 797: Advanced Topics in Education. 1-6 credits.
Advanced study of selected topics in education for students preparing for doctoral studies or who have been admitted to the PhD program in education. Notes: May be repeated for credit with CEHD approval. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

800 Level Courses

EDCI 810: Foundations of Science Education Research. 3 credits.
Explores and analyzes the range of research designs currently utilized by science education researchers. Develops an understanding of the assumptions and frameworks of different types of science education inquiry through an examination of ways of knowing. Examines historical trends that have taken place in science education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Recommended Corequisite: EDUC 800.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Science Education Research.

Enrollment limited to students in the E1-PHD-EDUC program.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 811: Current Trends in Science Education Research. 3 credits.
Provides an in-depth examination and analysis of literature and research in science education. Examines theoretical foundations of research studies in science education, discusses methodologies of research, critique research, and examines trends in emerging science education research. Includes presentations by science education researchers as well as opportunities for graduate students to explore research ideas with colleagues within the class. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCI 810.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the E1-PHD-EDUC program.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 813: Focused Science Education Research. 3 credits.
Provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience designing and conducting a research study in science education that leads to publication and/or conference presentations. The scholarship embodied in student development to this point in the doctoral program will lead students to work with a science education faculty member of their choice to development and seek to answer a research question of interest. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 810, EDRS 811, EDRS 827.
Registration Restrictions:

Students cannot enroll who have a concentration in Science Education Research.

Enrollment limited to students in the E1-PHD-EDUC program.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDCI 855: Mathematics Education Research on Teaching and Learning. 3 credits.
Surveys most current research literature in mathematics education. Engages students in research, study, and discussion of mathematics education research on teaching and learning in school settings. Builds on students’ educational and professional experiences to ensure students are well versed in research that has influenced mathematics education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Mathematics Education Leadership Ph.D. program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 856: Mathematics Education Curriculum Design and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Engages in research, analysis, design, and evaluation of school mathematics curricula from various methodologies and theoretical approaches. Examines how mathematics education and mathematics curricula is culturally, historically, and politically situated. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Mathematics Education Leadership PhD program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 857: Preparation and Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers. 3 credits.
Engages students in the study of the attributes of effective professional development in mathematics education. Develops expertise in designing and teaching mathematics methods courses, and creating and providing professional development experiences for practicing teachers. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Mathematics Education Leadership PhD program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 858: Mathematics Education Research Design and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Examines methods of research appropriate for mathematics education. Develops knowledge of the scope and evolution of research methodologies from a range of perspectives. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Mathematics Education Leadership PhD program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDCI 859: Current Issues in Mathematics and STEM Education Research. 3 credits.
This introduces contemporary topics in mathematics education research. Students learn about current issues in research design and topics of interest in mathematics teaching, learning, policy and practice. They apply this knowledge to develop pilot studies. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Educational Psychology (EDEP)

300 Level Courses

EDEP 350: Perspectives on Achievement Motivation. 3 credits.
Focuses on theories and concepts of human achievement motivation; and examines strategies, techniques and interventions that promote and sustain motivation in formal and informal learning contexts. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

EDEP 550: Theories of Learning and Cognition. 3 credits.
Explores theoretical perspectives on learning and cognition, and relation of these theories to construction of learning environments, student motivation, classroom management, assessment, and technology to support teaching and learning. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 551: Principles of Learner Motivation. 3 credits.
Focuses on theories and concepts of human motivation; and examines strategies, techniques, and interventions that promote and sustain learner motivation. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 591: Data-Driven Decision Making for Continuous Educational Improvement. 3 credits.
Provides an intellectual and practical framework for creating and understanding formative and summative assessments of student performance. Emphasis is placed on the learning principles, cognitive processes, and psychometric models as they pertain to assessment issues. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 592: Understanding Data in Data-Driven Decision Making. 3 credits.
Provides a comprehensive understanding of educational data that drive decisions at the classroom and system level. Emphasizes understanding and evaluating technical qualities of data presented in a variety of forms, ethical issues related to gathering and using educational data, and the use of technology to support data use. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDEP 591-may be taken concurrently.
Recommended Corequisite: EDEP 591
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 593: Data-Driven Decision Making: Analysis and Interpretation of Assessment Data. 3 credits.
Focusing on the development of knowledge and skills related to analyzing and interpreting educational assessment data. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDEP 592.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 594: Data-Driven Decision-Making Application in Education Contexts. 3 credits.
Applies fundamental knowledge of assessment using team-based projects. Incorporates development of assessments and the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of assessment data to inform curriculum and instruction based on the context-specific needs of educators. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDEP 593.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDEP 597: Special Topics in Educational Psychology. 1-3 credits.
Covers critical current and emerging issues in educational psychology across the span of human development with an emphasis on research methodology and evidence-based practice. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

EDEP 601: Creativity and Cognition in the Arts and Media. 3 credits.
Focuses on research on cognition, development, learning, and creativity in the visual arts and media in formal and informal educational settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to AVT 606.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 632: Human Development. 3 credits.
Examines the course of human development from early childhood to adulthood within the context of educational psychology. Emphasizes principles of research in human development and the major areas of cognitive, linguistic, and social contexts of development as they pertain to learners in schools and beyond. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 653: Culture and Intelligence. 3 credits.
Explores different theoretical perspectives on intelligence as they relate to individual and cultural differences. Examines issues related to heritability and measures of intelligence, and intelligence in the cultural context. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 654: Learning, Motivation, and Self-Regulation. 3 credits.
Focuses on theories and research on self-regulation of academic learning. Presents multidimensional conceptual framework for studying and applying self-regulation in educational contexts. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDEP 550, 551.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

EDEP 798: Directed Inquiry in Educational Psychology. 1-3 credits.
Offers a capstone experience to students after completion of majority of program coursework with the exception of 6 credit hours. Enables students to demonstrate their integrative knowledge and skills accrued through study in their concentration area in educational psychology. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Project mentor approval and completion of coursework in the MS in Educational Psychology exclusive of 6 credit hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDEP 799: Thesis in Educational Psychology. 1-3 credits.
The thesis is based on original research. It enables students to demonstrate their integrative knowledge and skills accrued through study in their concentration area in educational psychology. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Thesis chair approval and completion of coursework in the MS in Educational Psychology exclusive of 6 credit hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

800 Level Courses

EDEP 820: Teaching, Learning, and Cognition. 3 credits.
Focuses on foundational educational psychology theories including cognitive, social, and constructivist themes and their implications for improving instructional practices and learning at all developmental levels and content areas. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 800, EDUC 805, EDLE 802, and EDRS 810.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 821: Sociocultural Processes in Learning, Instruction, and Motivation. 3 credits.
Examines processes by which social, cultural, and linguistic variables influence human behavior. Focuses on differences within and between cultural groups related to student's learning and achievement in educational settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 800, EDUC 805, EDLE 802, and EDRS 810.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 822: Advanced Learning, Motivation, and Self-Regulation. 3 credits.
Examines development of self-regulatory and motivational processes as they relate to educational practice. Emphasizes how processes influence students' self-motivation and achievement in various domains. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 800, EDUC 805, EDLE 802, and EDRS 810.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 823: Research Project in Educational Psychology: Sequence I. 3 credits.
Focuses on development and implementation of research studies in educational psychology. Students acquire skills regarding developing research questions and a sound methodological approach for their study. Notes: First in two-course sequence. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDEP 820, 821, and 822.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDEP 824: Research Project in Educational Psychology: Sequence II. 3 credits.
Focuses on development and implementation of research studies in educational psychology. Students acquire skills regarding collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data. Notes: Second in two course sequence. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDEP 823.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Education Instructional Technology (EDIT)

400 Level Courses

EDIT 401: Introduction to Learning Technologies. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of the field of learning technologies, including its history, theoretical foundations, design processes, and technologies. Illustrates how learning technologies can be applied in a variety of teaching and training contexts including e-learning, educational software, instructional design, corporate training, and curriculum development. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDIT 413: Technology, Society, and the Culture of Learning. 3 credits.
Explores the relationship between technological change and education reform initiatives. Emphasizes the ways in which technological and social changes influence and shape the goals and outcomes of the K-12 educational process. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 300.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDIT 426: Web Accessibility and Design. 3 credits.
Provides instruction for accessible web design using HTML and existing authoring tools. Section 508 web accessibility standards and assistive technologies to access the computer will be explored. Notes: Class may be delivered via distance education. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

EDIT 504: Introduction to Educational Technology. 3 credits.
Examines uses of and issues in educational technology. Explores curriculum integration of technology, and focuses on learning and using commercially available applications software. Notes: Field experience in public schools will be required during course. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 526: Web Accessibility and Design. 1-3 credits.
Develops understanding of principles of universal web design. Students apply this understanding by designing and developing accessible web site using web authoring tools. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 530: Scripting and Programming. 2 credits.
Enables development of computer-based educational materials using widely known educational scripting language. Students explore basic authoring capabilities, and learn to apply those capabilities by designing and producing materials using commands, procedures, and functions of scripting language. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 10 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 561: Teaching with Telecommunications. 1 credit.
Develops expertise with various aspects of telecommunications tools, and models ways these tools can be used for personal learning and integration into teaching/learning process. Addresses e-mail, Internet, web, and online databases. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 563: Teaching with Graphics. 1 credit.
Explores various graphic programs available for constructing visual images. Addresses draw and paint programs, scanning and editing images, and using visual communication to support K-12 learning. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 567: Teaching with Desktop Publishing. 2 credits.
Explores variety of publishing tools, including word processors, desktop publishers, and idea processors. Emphasizes using tools to communicate. Covers design and layout principles, appropriate use of images to facilitate communication, and ways K-12 teachers can design opportunities for students to learn concepts. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 2 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDIT 563.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 571: Visual Design and Applications. 1-3 credits.
Provides basic knowledge of the range of capabilities of available graphic and visual design applications. Students learn to cultivate effective visual design practices for creating instructional products. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 572: Digital Audio/Video Design and Applications. 1-3 credits.
Provides basic knowledge of the range of capabilities of available audio and video design applications. Students learn to cultivate effective audio and video design practices for creating instructional products. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 573: Project Management. 1-3 credits.
Explores project management principles and applications used to manage, plan, and track large-scale, complex instructional design projects. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 574: Social Media and Digital Collaboration Applications. 1-3 credits.
Provides basic knowledge of the range of capabilities of available social networking, teleconferencing, and collaboration applications. Students learn to integrate the latest information and communication technologies into the creation of instructional products. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 575: e-Learning Design Applications. 1-3 credits.
Provides basic knowledge of available applications for creating, delivering, managing and tracking e-learning experiences. Students learn to create instructional products using the latest e-learning design applications. Notes: Content customized to particular software tool presented. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 576: Mobile Learning and Applications. 1-3 credits.
Explores current best practices and techniques required to deliver effective learning content through mobile devices. Students learn pedagogical approaches to mobile learning as well as investigate various mobile platforms and applications. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 3 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 590: Educational Research in Technology. 3 credits.
Focuses on developing skills, insights, and understanding basics to performing research in the field of Instructional Design and Technology. Develops expertise in action research methodology, design, and implementation. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

EDIT 601: Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) Portfolio. 1 credit.
Enables students to create and publish digital portfolio that demonstrates effective and meaningful integration and syntheses of instructional design and technology concepts, principles, and competencies learned across program courses at mid-degree program point. Notes: To be taken at mid-degree program point with minimum 12 and maximum 15 credits. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 611: Innovations in e-Learning. 3 credits.
Explores leading-edge learning technologies and their integration into the e-learning design process. Hands-on activities focus on technology planning, selection, implementation, and evaluation utilizing instructional design best practices. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

EDIT 701: Advanced Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) Portfolio. 1 credit.
Enables students to create and publish a digital portfolio that demonstrates effective and meaningful integration and syntheses of instructional design and technology concepts, principles, and competencies learned across program courses at end-degree program point. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: (EDIT 601B).
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 704: Instructional Technology Foundations and Theories of Learning. 3 credits.
Reviews practical and pedagogical issues related to design and development of technological instruction. Emphasizes investigating instructional design as a field and community of practice, and reviewing core learning theory constructs applicable to design of instructional technology. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 705: Instructional Design. 3 credits.
Helps students analyze, apply, and evaluate principles of instructional design to develop education and training materials spanning a wide range of knowledge domains and instructional technologies. Focuses on variety of instructional design models, with emphasis on recent contributions from cognitive science and related fields. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Teaching or Training Experience or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 706: Business of Learning Design and Technologies. 3 credits.
Explores the business issues underlying the selection, implementation and evaluation of technology-based learning interventions. Focuses on developing the skills necessary to improve performance and achieve measurable, positive change that supports an organization's strategic goals. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDIT 705 or instructor permission.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 710: Online Teaching Essentials. 1 credit.
Explores the essential concepts and skills to effectively teach online courses. Introduces the topics of designing and managing online courses, assessing online students’ knowledge and skills, facilitating online student collaboration and communication, and establishing a supportive online learning community. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 730: Advanced Instructional Design. 3 credits.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills for designing highly contextualized and engaging problem-solving learning environment using a grounded, theory-based design approach. Emphasizes the design of technology supported learning environments using a variety of pedagogical models. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDIT 705B- or EDCI 705B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 732: Analysis and Design of Technology-Based Learning Environments. 3 credits.
Enables design, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based education and training materials using advanced computer-based authoring tools. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDIT 730 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 750: Learning Technologies and Strategies for Innovation. 3 credits.
Explores formal and non-formal learning technologies, models, theories, and strategies that support enterprise learning and performance. Assesses the potential of learning technologies to innovate the practice of the organization. Note: Should be taken in final year of degree work. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 751: Overview of Learning Analytics and Big Data. 3 credits.
Explores the tools, technologies and methods for capitalizing on data stored in enterprise-wide information systems to support executive-level learning and performance support decision-making. Focuses on demonstrating the bottom line business value of learning through evidence-based talent needs. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Executive Chief Learning Officer (ECLO) Certificate Program, or permission of advisor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 752: Design and Implementation of Technology-based Learning Environments. 3 credits.
Students design and produce multimedia/hypermedia applications based on current theory and research in instructional design and cognitive science. Examines user needs, information models, structure, and media selection and uses to inform design and production of final project. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: (EDIT 732B).
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 760: Blended and Online Teachers and Learners. 1 credit.
Examines the attributes of teachers and K-12 learners with emphasis on attitudes, behaviors, and adaptations required by blended and online teachers and learners. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 761: Models of Blended and Online Learning. 2 credits.
Provides opportunities for learners to identify, explore, and evaluate a range of educational models for K-12 blended and online learning. These include the flipped classroom, mentor-mentee dyad, group collaborative, synchronous, asynchronous, parent directed e-learning, mobile learning, and web-delivered instruction. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 762: Quality K-12 Blended and Online Learning. 1 credit.
Examines and evaluates quality indicators for the design of blended and online learning pointing to the six major areas for consideration: instructor-learner, learner-learner, learner-content, learner-interface, learner-instructional strategies, and social presence. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 763: Tools for K-12 Blended and Online Learning. 2 credits.
Examines tools that structure and support blended and online learning with particular emphasis on the unique affordances of each tool including tools for producing, delivering, and supporting blended and online learning. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 764: Blended and Online Communication. 3 credits.
Examines strategies to assess, respond to, and target blended and online communication. Develops expertise in questioning and listening, supporting self-regulation, and clarifying conceptual understanding. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 765: Facilitating K-12 Blended and Online Learning. 2 credits.
Develops expertise in facilitating and moderating blended and online learning to include synchronous and asynchronous environments, community building strategies, questioning strategies, prompting reflection, and facilitating conceptual understanding. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 766: Understanding Blended and Online Presence. 2 credits.
Examines strategies to create teacher presence, to establish and express self, to promote learner-learner connections, and to compensate for situations where teacher-learner and learner-learner are separated. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 767: Designing K-12 Blended and Online Learning. 3 credits.
Develops frameworks for designing and structuring blended and online learning opportunities and emphasizes course content and learning outcomes, selection of appropriate online models, and organization of online lessons and courses, online learning tools, and assessment and evaluation strategies. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to MED in Curriculum and Instruction Concentration in Blended and Online Learning in Schools.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 768: K-12 Online Design I. 1 credit.
Develops frameworks for designing and structuring online learning opportunities and emphasizes course content and learning outcomes, selection of appropriate online models, and organization of online lessons and courses online learning tools, and assessment and evaluation strategies. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to MED in Curriculum and Instruction Concentration in Blended and Online Learning in Schools.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 769: K-12 Online Design II. 1 credit.
Focuses on the creation of online courses appropriate for K-12 learners and culminates in comprehensive design documents that detail goals, assessments, learning tools, and detailed scripts or documents ready for the production phase. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to MED in Curriculum and Instruction Concentration in Blended and Online Learning in Schools.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 771: Overview of Digital Media. 1-3 credits.
Provides overview of media and technology tools used in teaching, learning and training. Focuses on developing skills necessary to implement digital media approaches using a systematic design process. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 772: Virtual Worlds, Augmented Reality, and Gaming Applications. 1-3 credits.
Provides basic knowledge of available applications and platforms for creating contextually-based learning environments such as immersive virtual worlds, simulated worlds, alternate reality games, and massive multiplayer online role playing games for e-learning. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 773: Human Computer Interface Design for Teaching and Learning. 3 credits.
Provides overview of human-computer interface issues related to instructional design of technology-centered learning environments. Examines continuum of human-computer feedback. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 780: Principles of School-Based Design. 3 credits.
Develops and applies a comprehensive set of digital design strategies appropriate for creating engaging learning opportunities for students in PreK-12 environments. Emphasizes school-based design principles, design processes, and design patterns at the intersection of technology, teaching. and learning. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: EDIT 781.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 781: Designing for Information Using. 3 credits.
Explores ways in which PreK-12 teachers can design digital environments that connect learners' ability to search, sort, create, communicate, and synthesize information and information resources with learning activities. Emphasizes teachers' ability to design for digital citizenship and information use. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: EDIT 780.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 782: Designing for Literacy. 3 credits.
Explores 21st century definitions of literacy related to multiple symbolic environments (e.g. visual, numeric, alphabetic). Examines the practice of design that integrates technology to promote literacy competence across media and across PreK-12 abilities and interests. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDIT 780 and EDIT 781.
Recommended Corequisite: EDIT 783.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 783: Designing for Problem Solving. 3 credits.
Examines problem solving as an educational goal, as a cognitive process, and as a series of strategies and habits of mind. Emphasizes and provides practice in the design of digital problem solving environments where technology affords opportunities at the intersection of content learning and problems solving. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDIT 780 and EDIT 781.
Recommended Corequisite: EDIT 782.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 784: Designing for Community Participation. 3 credits.
Explores the impact of social media, globalization, collaboration, and diversity as they influence, enable, and challenge learners' ability to participate in a variety of community settings. Emphasizes the practice of design strategies to prepare PreK-12 learners to use technology for learning and participating in varies and diverse communities. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDIT 782 and EDIT 783.
Recommended Corequisite: EDIT 785.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 785: Designing School-Based Digital Learning. 3 credits.
Develops frameworks for designing and structuring school-based digital learning. Emphasizes the interaction of design, technology, and content learning to influence teachers' practice in service of PreK-12 learners' abilities to problem solve, use information, participate productively in communities, become knowledgeable, and effectively communicate. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDIT 782 and EDIT 783.
Recommended Corequisite: EDIT 784.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 786: Design and Teacher Leadership. 3 credits.
Investigates how a design lens intersects with and informs PreK-12 teacher leadership and school-based learning initiatives. Examines a variety of PreK-12 teacher leadership roles and design-based leadership as an integral part of classroom, grade-level, school, and community practice. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: DDLS certificate or completion of MEd in Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: Integration of Technology in Schools or Equivalent.
Recommended Corequisite: EDIT 791.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 787: Teacher Leadership and Advocacy for Digital Learning. 3 credits.
Enables PreK-12 teacher leaders to support colleagues in the design of classroom and school-based digital learning. Explores advocacy as a strategy to engage colleagues and communities in the design of school-based initiatives related to teaching, learning, and technology. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDIT 782 and EDIT 783
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 790: Practicum in Instructional Technology. 1-6 credits.
Provides supervised practice in applying knowledge and skills of student's chosen track through placement in appropriate work setting. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDIT 791: Project Development Practicum I. 1-6 credits.
Engages students in the application of design and production process for the solution of learning challenges with particular emphasis on the design and development phase of the design process. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDIT 768.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 792: Project Development Practicum II. 1-6 credits.
Facilitates the application of design and production processes to the solution of learning challenges with particular emphasis on the implementation and evaluation phase of the design process. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDIT 769.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 797: Advanced Topics in Education. 1-6 credits.
Advanced study of selected topics in education for students preparing for doctoral studies or who have been admitted to the PhD program in education. Notes: May be repeated for credit with CEHD approval. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

800 Level Courses

EDIT 801: Nature and Process of Design. 3 credits.
Examines multi- and cross-disciplinary perspectives on the nature and process of designing and developing learning technologies. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 802: Cognition and Technology: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 3 credits.
Examines learning interactions between cognition and technology using multiple disciplinary perspectives including, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, education, design theory, instructional design, technology design, anthropology, sociology, information science, philosophy, semiotics, and linguistics. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 803: Design-Based Research. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to systematic cycles of design-based research in education. Explores cycles of research within design, development and implementation of educational and training interventions applicable to all content domains. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDRS 810B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDIT 891: Design Research Independent Study. 1-9 credits.
Applies multiple design research cycles to an identified research problem to systematically test and improve technology-based product interventions or other curriculum/training strategies or materials in order to develop knowledge related to teaching, learning and/or training in context. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 811, EDRS 812, and EDIT 803 or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDIT 895: Emerging Trends in Learning Technologies. 3 credits.
Covers selected emerging trends in learning technologies. Examines ways learning technologies provide infrastructure for creating, managing, and evaluating innovative types of teaching-learning environments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. program or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Education Leadership (EDLE)

400 Level Courses

EDLE 412: Schools and the Law. 3 credits.
Provides an extensive overview of legal and ethical issues in schools. Reviews and analyzes key legal and ethical principles, explores court decisions, and examines federal and state statutes. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDLE 420: Organization and Management of Schools. 3 credits.
Studies basic issues in leadership, organization, and governance of schools. Explores theories and models of leadership how leaders conceptualize school organization, with an emphasis on distributed leadership in professional environments, systems thinking, and organizational change. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDUC 300C or L300).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

EDLE 610: Leading Schools and Communities. 3 credits.
Examines critical functions of leadership and organizational management, complex decision making responsibilities of school executives, and constructive relationships between schools and communities. Incorporates historical, ethical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of American education and the impact of organizational structure on reform and student achievement. Practical and academic emphasis on leadership skill development and dispositions. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDLE 620B- and 690B- and (EDLE 791IP or 792IP).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.
IP Requires minimum grade of IP.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 612: Education Law. 3 credits.
Provides legal foundations of U.S. public schools. Examines general principles of statutory and case law, and applies judicial decisions to educational environments. Focuses on legal responsibilities, constraints, and opportunities of public school officials. Includes component of Special Education law. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDLE 620B-, 690B- and 791IP.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.
IP Requires minimum grade of IP.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 613: Education Law for Independent and Nonpublic Schools. 3 credits.
Provides legal foundations of independent, private, and parochial schools. Examines general principles of contract, statutory, and case law, and applies judicial decisions to nonpublic education environments. Focuses on legal issues, responsibilities, constraints, and opportunities of nonpublic school constituents. Includes component addressing Governing Board Responsibilities and Liability. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDLE 620B-, 690B- and 792B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 614: Managing Financial and Human Resources. 3 credits.
Explores basic functions in financial and human resource management. Examines legalities, ethics, and politics of resource procurement and allocation. Provides experiences to help students better understand tasks typically performed by school leaders. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDLE 620B-, 690B- and 791IP.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.
IP Requires minimum grade of IP.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 615: Managing Financial and Human Resources for Independent Schools. 3 credits.
Explores basic functions in financial and human resource management. Examines legalities, ethics, and politics of resource procurement and allocation. Provides experiences to help students better understand tasks typically performed by school leaders in the independent school settings with an overview of public settings. Students learn to apply business principles and financial processes that are the foundation for successful independent school management. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDLE 620B-, 690B- and 792B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 616: Curriculum Development and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Examines the relationship of the written, taught, and tested curriculum and identifies critical leadership decisions that can positively impact student achievement. Identifies components of effective curriculum guides. Mini-document for personal use is constructed. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDLE 620B- and 690B- and (EDLE 791IP or 792IP).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.
IP Requires minimum grade of IP.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 618: Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction. 3 credits.
Provides a theoretical and practical overview of the supervision and evaluation of instruction. Introduces the domains of supervision and inquiry into current issues and best practices in supervision. Uses a variety of interactive exercises to assist in the development of practical skills for using the clinical process and developmental approach to supervision. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDLE 620B- and 690B- and (EDLE 791IP or 792IP).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.
IP Requires minimum grade of IP.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 620: Organizational Theory and Leadership. 3 credits.
Studies basic organizational theories and models of leadership and management. Emphasizes shared leadership in professional environments, communication skills, systems thinking, and personal and organizational change. Bridges theory to practical applications in educational settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: Application to the Education Leadership program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 634: Contemporary Issues in Education Leadership. 3 credits.
Examines current and emerging issues and trends impacting education. Includes demographic shifts; globalization; technology; data-based decision making; inclusion of diverse learners in American schools; and recent research on student achievement when influenced by race, gender, and poverty. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 635: Governance and the Independent School Boardroom. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of the best practices and workings of the independent school board and develops skills, insights, and understanding of how school heads/directors can "manage up" to accomplish their goals and objectives. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDLE 620 and EDLE 690.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 636: Adult Motivation and Conflict Management in Education Settings: A Case Study Approach. 3 credits.
Uses case studies and simulations to examine conflict mediation and resolution skills, and safety and security issues. Focuses on character and ethics education in schools, coaching and mentoring, and adult motivation to support positive behaviors in work settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 690: Using Research to Lead School Improvement. 3 credits.
Develops skills, insights, and understanding of how leaders use research to improve schools, with emphasis on the use of assessment and research data to identify school improvement needs and to design school improvement projects. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDLE 620B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

EDLE 770: Introduction to Education Leadership. 3 credits.
Introduces the study of education leadership, theoretical traditions in leadership studies, and scholarship on leadership and organizational change. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Ph.D. in Education Program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 791: Internship in Educational Leadership. 3 credits.
Offers wide range of practical experiences and professional challenges in authentic educational settings. Activities emphasize strategic, instructional, organizational, political, and community leadership. Notes: Course must be taken in second term of program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDLE 620 or EDSE 743 (may be taken concurrently).
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDLE 792: Internship in Independent School Leadership. 3 credits.
Offers a wide range of practical and professional experiences for aspiring and current school heads. Emphasizes strategic, instructional, organizational, political, and community leadership in the independent school context. Note: Course must be taken in the second term of program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDLE 620.
Recommended Corequisite: EDLE 690.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

800 Level Courses

EDLE 801: Contemporary Organization Theory. 3 credits.
Engages students in the study of major organization theories that inform educational leadership research. Students us theory to help inform their own research interests. Students begin work on analytical literature review. Notes: May be taken as corequisite with EDLE 802. First in three-course sequence. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program.
Recommended Corequisite: EDLE 802.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 802: Leadership and Decision Making. 3 credits.
Engages students in the study of major leadership and decision theories that inform educational leadership research. Students use theory to help inform their own research interests. Students begin work on analytical literature review. Notes: May be taken as corequisite with EDLE 801. Second in three course sequence. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDLE 801. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 803: Foundations of Education Leadership: Economics and Leadership. 3 credits.
Emphasizes economic foundations of U.S. education, and evolution of school, district, and state leadership. Students complete work on analytical literature review. Notes: Third in a three-course sequence. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDLE 801, EDLE 802.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 812: Education Law. 3 credits.
Provides an understanding of the legal foundations of U.S. public schools and higher education through examination of general principles of statutory and case law and application of judicial decisions to educational environments. Focuses on legal responsibilities, constraints, and opportunities of public school officials and requires students conduct research regarding legal issues and apply legal analysis and reasoning to a variety of situations. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 813: Social and Political Forces in Education Leadership. 3 credits.
Examines the social and political forces that shape education in the United States and the effect of these forces on school leadership. Examines the social and political functions of schooling in the past and present. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Ph.D. in Education Program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 814: Education Finance and Human Resources. 3 credits.
Investigates and evaluates principles of human resource management and economic, legal and technical dimensions of school finance at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Reviews concepts and develops approaches for planning and implementing activities for effective human resource management, including current theories and practices related to recruitment, development, and appraisal of personnel. Applies concepts and procedures of conflict resolution, effective communication skills, managing change processes, and creating and maintaining a positive school system organization climate. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 815: Conceptual Frameworks in Education Leadership. 3 credits.
Introduces three different disciplinary perspectives on education leadership, and helps identify and articulate different conceptual frameworks. Major focus is designing a conceptual framework that informs research questions. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. in Education Program or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 816: Instructional Leadership-Curriculum Policy and Practice. 3 credits.
Focuses on curriculum and instruction theory, policy, and practice with research emphasis on instructional leadership. Students develop research proposals to investigate instructional leadership in schools and districts, and relate instructional leadership to their own specific research interests. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Ph.D. in Education Program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 818: Instructional Leadership-Supervision Policy and Practice. 3 credits.
Introduces current topics and research in supervision and instruction, including theory and empirical work focused on instruction, teacher learning, teacher evaluation, and instructional leadership. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Ph.D. in Education Program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDLE 895: Emerging Issues in Administration and Supervision. 3 credits.
Covers selected emerging issues in educational leadership. Students engage in research, study, discussion, and writing about various topics selected for study. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to PhD program, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Professional Development in Education (EDPD)

400 Level Courses

EDPD 402: Professional Development in Elementary Literacy, and Secondary Education. 1-6 credits.
Provides opportunity for focused study on selected topics or emerging issues in elementary, literacy and secondary education. Course may not be applied to a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
EDPD 406: Professional Development in Special Education and Disability Research. 1-6 credits.
Provides opportunity for focused study on selected topics or emerging issues in special education and disability research. Course may not be applied to a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.

500 Level Courses

EDPD 501: Professional Development in Advanced Teacher Research and Practice. 1-6 credits.
Provides opportunity for focused study on selected topics or emerging issues in advanced teacher research and practices. Notes: Course may not be applied to a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDPD 502: Professional Development in Elementary, Literacy, and Secondary Education. 1-6 credits.
Provides opportunity for focused study on selected topics or emerging issues in elementary, literacy and secondary education. Notes: Course may not be applied to a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDPD 503: Professional Development in Individual and Organizational Transformation. 1-6 credits.
Provides opportunity for focused study on selected topics or emerging issues in individual and organizational transformation. Notes: Course may not be applied to a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDPD 504: Professional Development in Learning Technologies. 1-6 credits.
Provides opportunity for focused study on selected topics or emerging issues in learning technologies. Notes: Course may not be applied to a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDPD 505: Professional Development in Educational Psychology, Research Methods and Education Policy. 1-6 credits.
Provides opportunity for focused study on selected topics or emerging issues in educational psychology, research methods and education policy. Notes: Course may not be applied to a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDPD 506: Professional Development in Special Education and Disability Research. 1-6 credits.
Provides opportunity for focused study on selected topics or emerging issues in special education and disability research. Notes: Course may not be applied to a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDPD 507: Professional Development in Health and Human Performance. 1-6 credits.
Provides opportunity for focused study on selected topics or emerging issues in health and human performance. Notes: Course may not be applied to a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDPD 508: Professional Development in Sport, Recreation and Tourism. 1-6 credits.
Provides opportunity for focused study on selected topics or emerging issues in sport, recreation and tourism. Notes: Course may not be applied to a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

Education Policy (EDPO)

300 Level Courses

EDPO 303: Politics of American Education. 3 credits.
Focuses on the study of the American political system. Explores how interactions between various levels and branches of government affect education. Informs students studying the American political system and students interested in careers in education. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

EDPO 600: History of Education Reform. 3 credits.
Explores the history of education reform in the United States and the connections between the past and present-day policy initiatives and debates. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDPO 601: P-12 Policy Challenges. 3 credits.
Explores current public education policymaking from real-world perspective of federal, state and local executive and legislative branch leaders. Equips students with practical skills in understanding and shaping education policy. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDPO 602: Higher Education Policy. 3 credits.
Examines higher education policy issues, developments, trends and debates at the federal and state level. Discusses current debates and proposals for reform in the areas of postsecondary affordability, access, equity, quality, and accountability, with a focus on underserved populations, including low-income and minority students. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDPO 603: Conflict and Consensus: Education, Interest Groups and Advocacy. 3 credits.
Explores points of conflict and consensus across the education landscape. Examines the role of interest groups and advocacy in education reform and policy. Offered by Graduate School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDPO 604: Education Policy Implementation. 3 credits.
Focuses on the implementation stage of the policy process and examines the interactions among education policies, stakeholders, and places. Provides students with an understanding of the contexts and factors that impede or promote the implementation of education policies and considers strategies for effectively achieving the desired policy objectives. Offered by Graduate School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

800 Level Courses

EDPO 884: Federal Education Policy. 3 credits.
Explores critical issues and trends in federal education policy and examines the development and impact of major federal education legislation and reforms, from early childhood through higher education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Education program or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Reading (EDRD)

300 Level Courses

EDRD 300: Literacy and Curriculum Integration. 3 credits.
Introduces K-12 content area reading, writing, and language arts. Emphasizes integration of reading and other language arts across curriculum. Notes: Intended as an introduction to educational issues and is not applicable in Mason's graduate-level teacher education programs. School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDRD 301: Facilitating Literacy in School or Community Settings. 3 credits.
Provides knowledge, teaching strategies, and support for students working with developing readers and writers. Emphasizes implementation strategies that foster literacy development; incorporation of trade books and technology resources into individual and small group work; and reflection. Note: Requires 45 hours of school-based field experience during course. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

EDRD 419: Literacy in the Content Areas. 3 credits.
Assists students in understanding the language and literacy process as it applies to teaching in middle and high schools. Focuses on instructional strategies to support literacy development, including adaptations for culturally diverse and exceptional learners. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDRD 619.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDCI 469C, 372C or 473C) and (EDCI 479*C, 472*C or 473*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12, Secondary Ed - English 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

EDRD 501: Literacy and Curriculum Integration, PK-12. 3 credits.
Introduces PK-12 content area reading, writing, and language arts. Emphasizes integration of reading and other language arts across curriculum; instructional planning; needs of diverse learners. Field experience in public schools required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 515: Language and Literacy in Global Contexts. 3 credits.
Focuses on the relationship of language to reading and the connection between language structure and how we learn to read. Examines theories of language acquisition and the complexity of language development and the reading process. Explores key factors that influence and enhance language learning and development. Introduces literacy instruction and assessment for all learners, and explores sociocultural perspectives on literacy. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDRD 525.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

600 Level Courses

EDRD 610: Content Literacy for English Language Learners, PK-12. 3 credits.
Focuses on research-based instructional strategies for integrating development of English learners’ academic language and literacy skills with learning of content concepts across grade levels and disciplinary areas. Emphasizes sociocultural practices that leverage ELs’ social, cultural, linguistic, and knowledge capitals to strengthen academic achievement in content classrooms. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCI 519B- and 520*B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 619: Literacy in Content Areas. 3 credits.
Offers understanding of language and literacy process as it applies to teaching in secondary schools. Emphasizes reading and writing in content areas, and instructional strategies to support students' literacy development. Focuses on ways reading, writing, speaking, and listening are developed and used in learning discipline-specific curriculum, including adaptations for culturally diverse and exceptional learners. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDRD 419.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDCI 567*B-, 569*B-, 572*B- or 573*B-) and (EDCI 667*B-, 669*B-, 672*B- or 673*B-).
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 620: Reading/Writing in Foreign/World Languages. 3 credits.
Introduces reading and writing processes in foreign and second languages, research on reading comprehension, and effective teaching and assessment approaches for students in PK-12 schools. Topics include reading goals and standards for foreign language learning, sociocultural perspectives, multimedia computer-assistance, research on related strategies and skills, and performance-based assessments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDCI 520*B-, 560B- and 684*B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 629: Literacy Foundations and Instruction for School Psychologists. 3 credits.
Examines literacy theory, research, and practice as it relates to children in order for school psychologists to effectively work with teachers and families to improve students’ literacy learning. Includes reading, writing, and oral communication. Addresses sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, psychological, and developmental influences on literacy. Explores evidence-based strategies for reading instruction. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to school psychology program or permission of the literacy program coordinator
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 630: Literacy Foundations and Instruction for Diverse Populations: Birth through Middle Childhood. 3 credits.
Explores literacy theory, research, and practice as it relates to younger learners. Includes teaching of reading to English Learners and language acquisition for diverse populations (including Special Education students who access the general curriculum). Addresses sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, psychological, and developmental influences on children’s literacy. Includes reading, writing, and oral communication. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in literacy, or permission of the academic program coordinator.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 631: Literacy Foundations and Instruction for Diverse Populations: Adolescence Through Adulthood. 3 credits.
Examines literacy theory, research, and practice as it relates to adolescents and adults. Addresses sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, psychological, and developmental influences on literacy development. Includes reading, writing, and oral communication. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in literacy, or permission of the academic program coordinator.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 632: Literacy Assessments and Interventions for Groups. 3 credits.
Provides literacy assessments and interventions for groups of learners. Includes exploration of assessment tools for classrooms and large populations. Note: This course requires students to conduct related practice in their own schools or specified field settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDRD 630B- and 631B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 633: Literacy Assessments and Interventions for Individuals. 3 credits.
Builds candidates’ abilities to select and administer appropriate literacy assessments, analyze assessment data, and design individualized instructional interventions for students who experience difficulty with reading and writing. Note: This course requires students to conduct related practice in their own schools or specified field settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDRD 630B-, 631B- and 637*B-).
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 634: School-Based Leadership in Literacy. 3 credits.
Prepares reading specialists as school leaders. Expands on literacy knowledge gained in prerequisite courses, and applies it to professional development work with teachers in school settings. Note: This course requires students to conduct related practice in their own schools or specified field settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDRD 630B-, 631B-, 632B-, 633B- and 637B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 635: School-Based Inquiry in Literacy. 3 credits.
Examines professional literature in order to develop a literature review and advocate on behalf of teachers, students, families, and communities for effective literacy practices and policies. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDRD 630B-, 631B-, 632B-, 633B- and 637B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 637: Supervised Literacy Practicum. 3 credits.
Provides supervised experiences assessing students identified as needing additional support in literacy, followed by designing and implementing appropriate data-based instruction. Note: This course requires students to conduct related practice in their own schools or specified field settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDRD 630B-, 631B- and 633*B-).
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDRD 680: Foundations of Coaching and Fostering Professional Learning. 3 credits.
Reviews theoretical, conceptual, and evidence-based foundations of comprehensive literacy programs designed to meet the needs of all learners. Develops specific understandings of the evidence-based foundations of effective professional learning and adult learning theory, including learning strategies appropriate for individual, small-group, and schoolwide professional development settings. Provides experiences with leading effective professional development. Note: This course requires students to conduct related practice in their own schools or specified field settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Literacy Coaching Graduate Certificate program
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 681: Collaboration and Communication in Literacy Coaching. 3 credits.
Examines research-based coaching models used in school settings. Explores approaches to coaching interactions with a variety of stakeholders in school-based contexts. Provides experiences with facilitating an observation-feedback cycle with individual teachers. Note: This course requires students to conduct related practice in their own schools or specified field settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Literacy Coaching Graduate Certificate program
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 682: Creating Change through Data-Oriented Coaching. 3 credits.
Explores supports and barriers to school change and improvement. Examines the importance and appropriate use of assessment within a comprehensive literacy program, including strategies for communicating assessment information to relevant stakeholders. Provides experiences with designing and leading professional learning experiences focused on analysis and appropriate uses of assessment data. Note: This course requires students to conduct related practice in their own schools or specified field settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Literacy Coaching Graduate Certificate program
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 683: Trends and Issues in Literacy Instruction and Literacy Coaching. 3 credits.
Provides insight into current trends and issues in literacy instruction and literacy coaching, including, but not limited to, leading and learning with digital technology, diversity and equity in literacy instruction, and challenges in today’s changing schools. Note: This course requires students to conduct related practice in their own schools or specified field settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Literacy Coaching Graduate Certificate program
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

EDRD 797: Advanced Topics in Education. 1-6 credits.
Advanced study of selected topics in education for students preparing for doctoral studies or who have been admitted to the PhD program in education. Notes: May be repeated for credit with CEHD approval. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

800 Level Courses

EDRD 829: Advanced Foundations of Literacy Education. 3 credits.
Explores advanced foundational theory, research, and methodology across the broad field of literacy both nationally and internationally. Includes analysis of historical and current trends, research, practice, and policy in literacy. Individual projects will connect literacy to students' areas of interest. Appropriate for PhD in Education students in any specialization. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 800, EDRS 810, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 830: Theory, Research, and Practice in Literacy: Birth through Middle Childhood. 3 credits.
Explores emergent through intermediate literacy. Topics include literacy acquisition and development in academically and linguistically diverse young children; historical and current trends in theories of literacy development; cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and instructional influences on literacy development; and assessment. Implications for teacher education and policy are explored. Individual research projects will connect literacy to students' areas of interest. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 800 and EDRS 810.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 831: Theory, Research, and Practice in Literacy: Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. 3 credits.
Explores youth culture and socio-historical constructions of adolescence; literacy in the lives of culturally and linguistically diverse learners; multimodal literacy; international literacy contexts; adolescent literacy policy and leadership; content area and disciplinary literacy; literacy needs of special learners; and adult literacy. Individual projects will connect adolescent literacy to students' areas of interests. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 800 and EDRS 810.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 832: Research Methodologies and Trends in Literacy. 3 credits.
Develops knowledge and skills in the application of research methodologies in literacy to current national and international trends. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 800, EDRS 810, permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRD 833: Literacy and Learning in the Digital Age. 3 credits.
Engages students in an in-depth study of theories and arguments related to digital literacies for academic success. Encourages critical thinking about digital media and how analyzing media involves understanding the text, context, and culture in which messages are produced and consumed. Explores the role of creative production as an active process for academic learning. Engages students in reconsidering the role of digital technology in instruction and the sociocultural practices associated with digital environments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Education Research (EDRS)

200 Level Courses

EDRS 220: Introduction to Applied Quantitative Analysis. 3 credits.
Develops fundamental concepts and methods of statistics in social science settings. Explores applications of descriptive and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing, correlational and comparative methods. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

EDRS 531: Educational and Psychological Measurement. 3 credits.
Emphasizes techniques and principles used in the construction, administration, and quantification of measuring devices for evaluation purposes. Discusses interpretation of standardized tests of ability, aptitude, achievement, interest, and personality. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate methods and advanced methods courses. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 590: Education Research. 3 credits.
Develops skills, insights, and understanding to perform research, with emphasis on interpreting and applying research results. Critiques research, and uses findings in educational settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

EDRS 620: Quantitative Inquiry in Education. 3 credits.
Examines fundamental concepts and methods of statistics as applied to educational problems, including descriptive and inferential statistics. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 590 or equivalent experience.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 621: Qualitative Inquiry in Education. 3 credits.
Focuses on basic application of naturalistic research methods. Examines major theoretical frameworks and qualitative research techniques, which include content analysis, coding, and interpretation of data. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 590 or equivalent experience.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 630: Educational Assessment. 3 credits.
Examines research theory and practice relevant to assessments. Focuses on assessment strategies for students including developing skills to select, score, and interpret educational assessments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 631: Program Evaluation. 3 credits.
Focuses on perspectives of existing and emerging issues, theories, and models of program evaluation. Involves implementation of program evaluation in related fields and school districts. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

EDRS 797: Advanced Topics in Education. 1-6 credits.
Advanced study of selected topics in education for students preparing for doctoral studies or who have been admitted to the PhD program in education. Notes: May be repeated for credit with CEHD approval. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

800 Level Courses

EDRS 810: Problems and Methods in Education Research. 3 credits.
Advanced course in interpreting and applying education research methods. Emphasizes comparison of alternative philosophies of research, ways of formulating questions and hypotheses, research plans, and analysis procedures. Students evaluate existing studies, and investigate a range of research approaches. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD program or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education or Music Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 811: Quantitative Methods in Educational Research. 3 credits.
Emphasizes advanced methods of conducting research using quantitative methods of data collection, and analysis appropriate for research in education. Includes design of experimental and quasiexperimental research studies, and methods of analysis appropriate to these studies, including analyzing variance and multiple linear regression. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: (EDRS 810B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students in the AR-PHD-MUE or E1-PHD-EDUC programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 812: Qualitative Methods in Educational Research. 3 credits.
Teaches how to apply qualitative data collection and analysis procedures in educational research, including ethnographic and other field-based methods, and unobtrusive measures. Notes: Emphases vary depending on student interests and needs. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: (EDRS 810B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students in the AR-PHD-MUE or E1-PHD-EDUC programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 818: Critical Discourse Analysis in Education Research. 3 credits.
Prepares students with a working knowledge of discourse analysis and its application to ethnographic and qualitative research in education. Focuses on critical discourse analysis as a resource to improve classroom interaction and transform educational practice and as an analytic tool for a social analysis of education in a wide variety of local, national and international education contexts and settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 810 EDRS 811 EDRS 812 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDRS 820: Evaluation Methods for Educational Programs and Curricula. 3 credits.
Explores development and types of current systems and models for evaluating educational programs and curricula. Emphasizes evaluation needs and problems of public and private elementary and secondary schools, and colleges and universities. Also considers needs of government agencies, industry, and health-related organizations. Notes: Prior completion of EDRS 811 and 812 helpful but not required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDRS 810B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 821: Advanced Applications of Quantitative Methods. 3 credits.
Advanced study of applications of quantitative methods in educational research, reinforcing and building on concepts and skills acquired in EDRS 811. Uses modular approach, and provides advanced study of techniques appropriate to survey research, group-experimental and quasiexperimental research, selected multivariate procedures and factor analysis, and quantitative synthesis (meta-analysis) of research. Combines text reading assignments, critiques, and discussion of relevant journal articles; and application activities. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDRS 810B- and 811B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 822: Advanced Applications of Qualitative Methods. 3 credits.
Advanced seminar devoted to study of current topics in qualitative research. Deals with cutting-edge information on selected advanced topics in qualitative research, and provides opportunities to apply new skills and knowledge to projects related to students' interests. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDRS 810B- and 812B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 823: Advanced Research Methods in Single Subject/Case Design. 3 credits.
Prepares students to conduct research using single subject design and single case study design. Provides understanding of salient features as well as advantages, disadvantages of these research methodologies. Students critique and analyze published research using these methodologies. Provides opportunities to apply these methodologies to research questions related to student interests. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDRS 810B-, 811B- and 812B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 824: Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. 3 credits.
Advanced research seminar that integrates qualitative and quantitative approaches, methods, and data in a single study. The course covers the paradigms and "mental models" that inform both approaches, and the ways in which qualitative and quantitative goals, questions, methods, and interpretive strategies can be productively combined. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDRS 810B-, 811B- and 812B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 825: Advanced Research Methods in Self-Study of Professional Practice. 3 credits.
Prepares students to conduct research using the self-study research methodology, a qualitative research approach for systematically examining one's practitioner role for improvement-aimed purposes with contributions to the educational field and knowledge base. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to PhD in Education program.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDRS 810B-, 811B- and 812B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 826: Qualitative Case Study Methods. 3 credits.
Advanced research seminar on qualitative case study design and application in educational research. Topics include descriptive, theoretical, evaluation, and policy case study design and methods. Students will conduct and critique a case study appropriate to their discipline. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDRS 812B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 827: Introduction to Measurement and Survey Development. 3 credits.
Develops knowledge and skills related to measurement and survey development and use in research for education, psychology, and related fields. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDRS 811B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 828: Item Response Theory. 3 credits.
Develops knowledge and skills related to Item Response Theory with application in the context of education, psychology, and related fields. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDRS 821B- or 827B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 830: Hierarchical Linear Modeling. 3 credits.
Analyzes nested data structures (e.g. students within classrooms) as well as student growth. Students will learn through reading assignments, lecture and applications using a computer program for data analysis. Students will be expected to critically read multilevel methods used in published research, analyze data, and provide written report of results in APA format. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDRS 821B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 831: Structural Equation Modeling. 3 credits.
Focusing on the development of knowledge and skills related to structural equation modeling and research applications in education, psychology, and related fields. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 811.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDRS 821B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 832: Document Analysis and Archival Research. 3 credits.
Examines the methodological foundations of and analytical approaches to document-based research. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDRS 810B-, 811B- and 812B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students in the E1-PHD-EDHD or E1-PHD-EDUC programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 833: Participatory Action Research. 3 credits.
Explores theoretical concepts associated with participatory action research and teaches how to apply participatory data collection and analysis procedures in educational research. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDRS 812B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 836: Narrative Inquiry. 3 credits.
Teaches theory behind narrative inquiry and application of narrative data collection and analysis procedures in educational research. Builds students’ abilities to conduct narrative data collection and analysis. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 812.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 850: Grounded Theory. 3 credits.
Prepares students to apply and critique grounded theory and related methods. Includes various approaches to design with particular attention to analysis techniques and theoretical selection, sensitivity, and saturation. Recommends students obtain IRB approval prior to beginning this course. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 822.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDRS 895: Qualitative Methods Capstone Project. 3 credits.
Provides the opportunity to formulate, engage and complete a qualitative research project, research internship, or pilot study of their choice under faculty supervision in an advanced and specialized seminar. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 812, EDRS 822.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Qualitative Research.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Research
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDRS 897: Special Topics in Research Methods. 3 credits.
Develops knowledge and skills of selected advanced research methods topic(s). Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the E1-PHD-EDHD or E1-PHD-EDUC programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Special Education (EDSE)

100 Level Courses

EDSE 115: American Sign Language (ASL) I. 4 credits.
Focuses on introduction of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Teaches basic person-to-person conversational signing. Emphasizes development of expressive and receptive skills. Increases knowledge of ASL vocabulary and the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of the language. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 116: American Sign Language (ASL) II. 4 credits.
Focuses on expanding basic skills in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Emphasizes development of expressive and receptive skills. Increases knowledge of ASL vocabulary and the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of the language. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 115C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

200 Level Courses

EDSE 201: Introduction to Special Education. 3 credits.
Provides a survey of current knowledge on individuals with disabilities within the context of human growth and development across the life span. Includes historical factors, legal aspects, etiology, characteristics, assessment, evidence-based practices, and support services for individuals with disabilities having needs for intervention ranging from mild to severe. Includes the impact of disabilities on academic, social, and emotional performances. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDSE 401.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 203: Disability in American Culture. 3 credits.
Examines disability, past and present, in American culture through changes in historical, political, legal, and societal responses to people with disabilities. Analyzes the disability experience through social and behavioral science perspectives, including diversity, bioethical and human rights conceptualizations/constructs of disability. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 204: Disability in a Global Society. 3 credits.
Examines disability in a global context, including how individuals, groups, institutions, and nations acknowledge and address disability in contemporary global societies. Assesses how the growing political, economic, and social gaps that exist between the Global North and South impact people with disabilities. Applies a disabilities empowerment framework as well as current findings from global human and economic indices to compare the current status of people with disabilities across contemporary global societies. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 219: American Sign Language (ASL) III. 4 credits.
Focuses on intermediate level skills in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Increases competencies in person-to-person conversational signing, including expressive and receptive skills, vocabulary, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 116C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 241: Characteristics of Students with Disabilities: High-incidence. 3 credits.
Examines the academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of individuals with high-incidence disabilities such as learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, intellectual disability, autism, and attention deficit disorder. Focuses on etiology, contributing factors, impact on life and family, the challenges of identifying students with disabilities, and the need for intensive instruction, accommodations, and support. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDSE 440.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 251: Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Supports. 3 credits.
Focuses on describing how school and classroom methods are used to establish effective learning environments for individuals with varying degrees of disabilities. Explores classroom and behavior management including technology, social skills, and effective teaching behaviors. Emphasizes developing school and classroom behavior management plans. Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

EDSE 311: Characteristics of Students with Blindness and Visual Impairments. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of the characteristics of and services to persons with blindness and visual impairments, including the impact of blindness and visual impairment on infants' and children's growth and development, child and adolescent emotional and social development, and family interaction patterns. Considers the educational, conceptual, psychosocial, and physical implications of a visual impairment. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDSE 411.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 315: American Sign Language (ASL) IV. 3 credits.
Focuses on strengthening expressive and receptive communication in American Sign Language (ASL) through the development of narrative and storytelling skills. Explores the importance of these skills within the Deaf Community. Explores issues of multiculturalism, linguistic code-switching, and language dominance, particularly in relationship to Deaf education. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 219C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 341: Language Acquisition and Reading Development. 3 credits.
Examines language and reading skills for typical and atypical students, and describes language and reading instruction for students with disabilities who access the general curriculum. Explores emergent literacy skills, sound and symbol relationships, spelling development, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Analyzes informal assessment methods to monitor students’ reading progress. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 201 and EDSE 241.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 351: Technology Integration for Specialized Instruction. 3 credits.
Reviews applications of recent educational and assistive technology for instruction. Evaluates strategies for effective integration of mainstreamed instructional technology to promote student learning, successful implementation of individualized assistive technology to access general education curriculum, and delivery of accessible online and blended instruction to all learners through technology-based innovations and Universal Design for Learning. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 352: Assessment. 3 credits.
Offers knowledge and learning activities related to assessment of students with varying degrees of disabilities. Includes statistical and psychometric concepts in assessment. Addresses norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, curriculum-based, and informal assessment for instructional and placement decisions. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 353: Individualized Behavior Supports. 3 credits.
Focuses on identifying, recording, evaluating, and developing comprehensive plans for changing social and academic behaviors of individuals with disabilities. Emphasizes analyzing the function of individuals’ behaviors and developing responsive behavior intervention plans. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 354: Consultation and Collaboration. 3 credits.
Provides professionals in special education, general education, and related fields with knowledge and skills necessary for collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders. Emphasizes developing and implementing individualized education programs for individuals with disabilities using a team approach. Demonstrates active listening, group process, and problem-solving strategies. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 361: Characteristics of Students with Severe Disabilities. 3 credits.
Examines the academic, social, medical and behavioral characteristics of individuals with severe disabilities such as intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, and severe/multiple cognitive, physical and/or sensory disabilities. Focuses on etiology, contributing factors, impact on life and family, the challenges of identifying students with disabilities, and the need for intensive instruction, accommodations, and support. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 362: Communication with Severe Disabilities. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with severe speech and language impairments. Addresses the knowledge and skills needed to assess the potential AAC user, make team decisions, develop and implement instruction, and evaluate the effects of instruction aimed at motivating, building, and expanding communication, choice-making, and social interaction. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 381: Exploratory Field Experience in Special Education. 3 credits.
Introduces students to the role of the special educator in academic and non-academic environments with students across disability areas. Facilitates observation and understanding of the professional work of special educators in K-12 schools, specifically in instruction, behavior management, and data collection. Provides exposure to special education at the transition and community-based levels as well as at the policy and leadership levels. Initiates critical reflection focused on examining special education theory and research in application through practice in school and community-based settings. Includes a 2-hour weekly seminar and a total of 20 field experience hours. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 201C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

EDSE 410: Deaf History. 3 credits.
Studies the history of the Deaf people in Europe and its influence on the Deaf people in the United States. Explores the Deaf people’s experience as an oppressed minority similar to the experience of many oppressed populations. Applies knowledge to understanding the attitudes toward Deaf people today. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 315*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 412: Braille Code. 3 credits.
Provides understanding of the literary code of Braille and its implications for educational/literacy programs for students with a visual disability. Enables students to better understand the Braille code and how to teach it to students with a visual disability. Notes: Delivered online. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 311. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 413: Medical and Educational Implications of Blindness and Visual Impairments. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to anatomy and physiology of the visual system and the educational implications of visual pathology. Covers anatomy of the human eye, normal visual development, pathology of the eye, examination procedures for the identification of visual pathology, and the effects of pathology on visual learning and development. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 311, which may be taken concurrently.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 414: Orientation and Mobility for Students with Blindness and Visual Impairments. 2 credits.
Provides the foundation for understanding the components and essence of orientation and mobility (O&M). Establishes how the need for independent travel in the blind population created the field of O&M. Explores the philosophy and history of orientation and mobility, including cane instruction, dog guides, and methods of travel. Addresses techniques in developing orientation skills and basic mobility instruction. Emphasizes motor and concept skill development. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 311, which may be taken concurrently
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 417: Teaching Methods for Students with Blindness and Visual Impairments. 3 credits.
Emphasizes methods of teaching compensatory skills, the core curriculum, and technology for use by students who are blind and visually impaired. Addresses curriculum development, adaptations, and teaching methodology for individuals with visual impairments. Provides information on adaptations within various educational programs and adaptation of general education classroom materials and procedures for use with blind and low vision children and youth. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 311, which may be taken concurrently
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 418: Curriculum and Assessment of Students with Blindness and Visual Impairments. 3 credits.
Provides students with knowledge and understanding of the educational assessment of students with visual impairments and additional disabilities including deaf-blindness. Provides practice assessing and planning educational programs for students with visual impairments. Addresses assessment of technology for students with visual impairments. Examines determination of learning needs and appropriate learning media, relationship of assessment, IEP development, and placement. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 311, which may be taken concurrently
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 419: Braille Reading and Writing. 3 credits.
Provides instruction on transcription of advanced braille codes, including mathematics (Unified English Braille (UEB) and Nemeth), music, foreign language, and other specialized codes. Introduces techniques for teaching skills in each code. Explores technology tools used to create braille and tactile materials in addition to other assistive technologies used for instruction in science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDSE 311C and 412C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 420: Deaf Culture. 3 credits.
Studies the cultural practices, ideology, power, identity, and heritage of Deaf people in the United States. Analyzes Deaf community as a part of societal diversity. Emphasizes issues of multiculturalism, linguistic code-switching, and language dominance. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 410C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 441: Instructional Strategies for Reading and Writing. 3 credits.
Integrates knowledge of language assessments and the components of quality reading instruction to plan well-sequenced and explicit instruction for students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Examines objectives that align with curriculum standards while still providing individualization. Implements and applies reading and writing instruction to support learning in all content areas. Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 341C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 443: Instructional Strategies for Math. 3 credits.
Integrate foundational knowledge of numeracy acquisition, mathematical concepts, mathematical thinking, mathematics vocabulary, calculation, and problem-solving to plan well-sequenced and explicit math instruction for students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Examine objectives that align with the general education curriculum Virginia Standards of Learning in mathematics at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels while still providing individualization. Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 445: Clinical Practice and Seminar I: General. 2 credits.
Exposes teacher candidates to K-12 classroom settings inclusive of students with disabilities who access the general curriculum. Examines the professional realities, roles, and responsibilities of special education teachers based upon a foundation of theory and research designed to stimulate critical reflectivity. Engages with individual and/or small groups of students with high-incidence disabilities in the classroom environment. Assists in the planning and implementation of effective assessment, instruction, and behavior management across subject areas. Includes a 2-hour seminar held nine times throughout the semester and a total of 30 field experience hours. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 381C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 446: Clinical Practice and Seminar 2: General. 2 credits.
Applies coursework in Special Education-General Curriculum to planning and supervised instruction of students with disabilities who access the general curriculum in K-12 school settings. Engages in reflection to analyze instruction within the clinical experience setting. Includes a 2-hour seminar held seven times throughout the semester and a minimum of 75 hours of fieldwork in a K-12 clinical experience setting. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 445C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 451: Transition and Self-Determination. 3 credits.
Examines relevant legislation and evidence-based practices related to person-centered transition planning for students with varying disabilities throughout the K-12 system and into adult life. Focuses on effective alternative assessment, coordination of community services, functional academic and social/life skills, stakeholder involvement, employment, and independent living. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 452: Intersectionality and Disability. 3 credits.
Examines disability within a diversity and intersectionality context in K-12 schools. Analyzes how diversity and intersectionality informs the educational experience of individuals with and without disabilities to include race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and home/ language and culture. Assesses how cultural competency and intersectionality awareness on the part of educators enhance the school success of all students. Develops educator capacity to implement trauma-sensitive interventions in diverse settings for all students. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 201C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 463: Curriculum and Methods in Severe Disabilities. 3 credits.
Focuses on current best practices in curriculum and methods for individuals with severe disabilities including specific strategies for teaching individuals with severe disabilities, general strategies for working with heterogeneous groups of individuals in inclusive settings, and methods for adapting the general education curriculum to include individuals with severe disabilities. Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 465: Clinical Practice and Seminar 1: Adapted (Severe Disabilities). 2 credits.
Exposes teacher candidates to K-12 classroom settings inclusive of students with disabilities who access the adapted curriculum and who have severe disabilities. Examines the professional realities, roles, and responsibilities of special education teachers based upon a foundation of theory and research designed to stimulate critical reflectivity. Engages with individuals and/or small groups of individuals with severe disabilities in the classroom environment. Assists in the planning and implementation of effective assessment, instruction, and behavior management across subject areas. Includes a 2-hour seminar held nine times throughout the semester and a total of 30 field experience hours. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 381C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 466: Clinical Practice and Seminar 2: Adapted (Severe Disabilities). 2 credits.
Applies coursework in Special Education-Adapted Curriculum (Severe Disabilities) to planning and supervised instruction of students with severe disabilities who access the adapted curriculum in K-12 school settings. Engages in reflection to analyze instruction within the clinical experience setting. Includes a 2-hour seminar held seven times throughout the semester and a minimum of 75 hours of fieldwork in a K-12 clinical experience setting. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 465C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 467: Foundations of Language and Literacy for Individuals with Severe Disabilities. 3 credits.
Examines the complexity of language acquisition and literacy development. Focuses on typical and atypical language development, connections between language and literacy, and diversity of communication styles in families and cultures. Emphasizes first and second language acquisition. Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 469: Interdisciplinary Approach for Children with Sensory and Motor Disabilities. 3 credits.
Focuses on adaptive strategies for working with individuals who have sensory needs including physical, visual, auditory, and oral needs. Emphasizes positioning, handling, and adaptive strategies and on understanding how sensory and sensory-motor issues impact individuals in a learning environment. Focuses on understanding the roles of related disciplines in collaborative planning and service delivery. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDSE 481: Internship: Professional Services. 12 credits.
Applies university coursework in Special Education to individuals with disabilities in a variety of community or school-based settings in supervised internship. Applies coursework, theories, and research to professional service settings. Sites chosen by client/stakeholders after approval of faculty supervisors. Includes a 2- hour seminar held six times throughout the year. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 381C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDSE 482: Internship: General. 12 credits.
Applies university coursework in Special Education-General Curriculum to instruction of students with disabilities who access the general curriculum in two supervised internship settings, including an elementary and secondary school placement. Includes a 2-hour seminar held six times throughout the semester. Note: Prior to registration, students must demonstrate that VDOE-required teacher assessments and First Aid/CPR/AED certification for licensure have been met, and application for internship must be on file by program deadline. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDSE 483: Internship: Adapted (Severe Disabilities). 12 credits.
Applies university coursework in Special Education-Adapted Curriculum to instruction of students with severe disabilities who access the adapted curriculum in two supervised internship settings, including an elementary and secondary school placement. Includes a 2-hour seminar held six times throughout the semester. Note: Prior to registration, students must demonstrate that VDOE-required teacher assessments and First Aid/CPR/AED certification for licensure have been met. Application for internship must be on file by program deadline. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 466C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDSE 484: Internship: Blindness and Visual Impairments. 12 credits.
Applies, in supervised internship, university coursework in Blindness and Visual Impairments to instruction of children and their families in school settings. Note: Prior to registration students must demonstrate that VDOE-required teacher assessments and First Aid/CPR/AED certification for licensure have been met, and application for internship must be on file by program deadline. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDSE 413C, 417C, 418C and 419C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior Plus or Senior.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

500 Level Courses

EDSE 501: Introduction to Special Education. 3 credits.
Provides a survey of current knowledge on individuals with disabilities within the context of human growth and development across the lifespan. Includes historical factors, legal aspects, etiology, characteristics, assessment, evidence-based practices, and support services for individuals having needs for intervention ranging from mild to severe. Includes the impact of disabilities on academic, social, and emotional performances framed within the teaching profession as a whole. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 502: Classroom Management and Applied Behavior Analysis. 3 credits.
Focuses on identifying, recording, evaluating, and changing social and academic behaviors of special and diverse populations. Explores theories of classroom management and various approaches to management including use of technological advances. Emphasizes developing classroom and individual behavior management plans. Note: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 503: Language Development and Reading. 3 credits.
Identifies literacy skills for typical and atypical students, and describes reading, language, and writing instruction for students with mild disabilities who access the general curriculum. Explores emergent literacy skills, phonemic awareness, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Note: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 511: Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of the characteristics of and services to persons with blindness and visual impairments, including the impact of blindness and visual impairment on infants' and children's growth and development, child and adolescent emotional and social development, and family interaction patterns. Considers the educational, conceptual, psychosocial, and physical implications of a visual impairment. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 512: Braille Code. 3 credits.
Provides understanding of the literary code of Braille and its implications for educational/literacy programs for students with a visual disability. Enables students to better understand the Braille code and how to teach it to students with a visual disability. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 511. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 513: Medical and Educational Implications of Visual Impairments. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to anatomy and physiology of the visual system and the educational implications of visual pathology. Covers anatomy of the human eye, normal visual development, pathology of the eye, examination procedures for the identification of visual pathology, and the effects of pathology on visual learning and development. Field experience is required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 511. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 514: Orientation and Mobility for Students with Visual Impairments. 2 credits.
Provides the foundation for understanding the components and essence of orientation and mobility (O&M). Establishes how the need for independent travel in the blind population created the field of O&M. Explores the philosophy and history of orientation and mobility, including cane instruction, dog guides, and methods of travel. Addresses techniques in developing orientation skills and basic mobility instruction. Emphasizes motor and concept skill development. Field experience is required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 511. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 515: American Sign Language (ASL) I. 4 credits.
Focuses on introduction of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Teaches basic person-to-person conversational signing. Emphasizes development of expressive and receptive skills. Increases knowledge of ASL vocabulary and the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of the language. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 516: American Sign Language (ASL) II. 4 credits.
Focuses on expanding basic skills in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Emphasizes development of expressive and receptive skills. Increases knowledge of ASL vocabulary and the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of the language. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDSE 515C or 115C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 517: Computer Applications for Special Populations. 3 credits.
Explores the applications of computer technology for instructional programs and computer skills used by teachers of special populations. Provides experience with computer technology designed for special populations. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 518: Curriculum and Assessment of Students with Visual Impairments. 3 credits.
Provides students with knowledge and understanding of the educational assessment of students with visual impairments and additional disabilities including deaf-blindness. Provides opportunities to practice assessing and planning educational programs for students with visual impairments. Addresses assessment of technology for students with visual impairments. Examines determination of learning needs and appropriate learning media, relationship of assessment, IEP development, and placement. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 511. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 519: American Sign Language (ASL) III. 4 credits.
Focuses on intermediate level skills in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Increases competencies in person-to-person conversational signing, including expressive and receptive skills, vocabulary, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDSE 516C or 116C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 531: Transition and Community-Based Instruction. 3 credits.
Addresses issues in transition for youth with severe disabilities. Covers self-determination, development, and implementation of a transition plan, post-secondary opportunities including education and community-based instruction, and vocational environments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 532: Positive Behavior Supports. 3 credits.
Focuses on employing concepts and skills to design, implement, and evaluate behavior support programs derived from functional assessment; addressing relevant replacement skills; facilitating generalization and maintenance of skills; and incorporating individually designed crisis intervention procedures. Field experience is required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 533: Curriculum and Assessment in Severe Disabilities. 3 credits.
Addresses best practices in curriculum and assessment for individuals with severe disabilities. Covers the design of assessment and evaluation techniques and procedures for the severe-needs population, including adaptations and accommodations. Covers IEP formulation and implementation with linkage to assessment. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 534: Communication and Severe Disabilities. 3 credits.
Introduces professionals to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with severe speech and language impairments. Addresses the knowledge and skills needed to assess the potential AAC user, make team decisions, develop and implement instruction, and evaluate the effects of instruction, aimed at motivating, building, and expanding communication, choice-making, and social interaction. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 540: Characteristics of Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum. 3 credits.
Examines the characteristics of students with mild disabilities. Focuses on etiology, contributing factors, conditions that affect learning, the challenges of identifying students with disabilities, and the need for academic, social, and emotional accommodations and support. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 544: Adapted Instructional Methods and Transition for Secondary Learners. 3 credits.
Provides strategies for teaching functional academics and social/life skills, facilitating the transition to postsecondary environments. Focuses on all aspects of transition and alternative assessments for secondary learners with disabilities. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 547: Medical and Developmental Risk Factors for Children with Disabilities. 3 credits.
Examines the nature and causes of disabling or special health conditions. Covers screening and evaluation techniques, characteristics, and educational implications. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 557: Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners. 3 credits.
Examines the complexity of language acquisition and literacy development. Focuses on typical and atypical language development, connections between language and literacy, and diversity of communication styles in families and cultures. Emphasizes first and second language acquisition. Notes: Field Experience required Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 562: Foundations of Reading Instruction for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities. 3 credits.
Examines the characteristics of students with specific learning disabilities who demonstrate severe deficits in reading and written language. Addresses language development from an anatomical, physiological, and social perspective. Provides essential knowledge in language development. Examines the legislation that addresses the rights of students with disabilities. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 563: Language Structure and Literacy Development for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities. 3 credits.
Examines the components of the English language, including language processing requirements, integrated with the development of literacy skills. Analyzes language and literacy performance and the variability of language learning in students with specific learning disabilities. Explores environmental, social, and cultural factors, including the impact of second language learning and dual-identification. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 562B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 564: Phonology, Phonics, and Fluency for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities. 3 credits.
Evaluates phonology, phonics, and fluency skills of students with specific learning disabilities using formal and informal measures. Designs instruction to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities who have deficits in these areas. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 563B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 565: Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Written Expression for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities. 3 credits.
Evaluates vocabulary, text comprehension, and written expression skills of students with specific learning disabilities using formal and informal measures. Designs instruction to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities who have deficits in these areas. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 564*B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 567: Practicum for Specialized Reading Instruction for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities. 3 credits.
Demonstrate competencies for implementing intensive, data-based interventions to students with specific learning disabilities who have severe deficits in reading and writing. Administer and analyze assessments and design interventions for phonics, fluency, word recognition, text comprehension and written expression. Monitor student progress and modify instruction as needed. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 565B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDSE 590: Special Education Research. 3 credits.
Describes fundamental concepts and practices in educational research in special education. Covers specific applications of educational research methods to problems in special education. Emphasizes review and critique of special education research, and applied classroom research for teachers. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 597: Special Topics in Education. 1-6 credits.
Provides advanced study on selected topic or emerging issue in Special Education. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to program in Graduate School of Education
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

EDSE 613: Teaching Methods for Students with Visual Impairments. 3 credits.
Emphasizes methods of teaching compensatory skills, the core curriculum, and technology for use by students who are blind and visually impaired. Addresses curriculum development, adaptations, and teaching methodology for individuals with visual impairments. Provides information on adaptations within various educational programs and adaptation of general education classroom materials and procedures for use with blind and low vision children and youth. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 511. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 616: Braille Reading and Writing. 3 credits.
Provides instruction on transcription of advanced braille codes, including mathematics (Unified English Braille (UEB) and Nemeth), music, foreign language, and other specialized codes. Introduces techniques for teaching skills in each code. Explores technology tools used to create braille and tactile materials in addition to other assistive technologies used for instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDSE 311C or 511B-) and (EDSE 412C or 512B-).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 619: Principles and Procedures of Behavior Analysis. 3 credits.
Focuses on basic procedures of applied behavior analysis; identification of factors that contribute to behavioral problems and improved performance; and procedures that can be used to minimize behavioral problems, improve performance, teach new behaviors, and increase probability of behaviors occurring under appropriate circumstances. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate Program (ABAC).
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 620: Supporting the Behavior and Sensory Needs of Individuals with Autism. 3 credits.
Describes the behavior and sensory development of individuals with autism spectrum disorder across their lifespans. Analyzes the principles of behavior management and the evidence and research-based interventions that have been proven to be effective with individuals with autism and sensory needs. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 621: Applied Behavior Analysis: Empirical Bases. 3 credits.
Focuses on basic content of applied behavior analysis. Teaches how to implement behavioral procedures and develop behavioral programs for clients with fundamental behavioral needs. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 619*B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 622: Philosophical and Conceptual Issues in Behavior Analysis. 3 credits.
Focuses on basic principles and philosophies of behavior analysis. Identifies historical contributions to modern behavior analysis and identifies seminal individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to behavior analysis. Describes tenets of radical behaviorism. Emphasizes vocabulary and basic research that contributes to a modern understanding of behavioral principles. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 619*B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 623: Applied Behavior Analysis: Assessments and Interventions. 3 credits.
Expands on basic content of applied behavior analysis and teaches how to implement behavioral procedures and develop behavioral programs for clients with fundamental behavioral needs. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 619B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 624: Applied Behavior Analysis: Applications. 3 credits.
Develops capability to deal with more complex behavioral situations, enabling ability to relate to more sophisticated professional issues and environments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 619B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 625: Applied Behavior Analysis: Verbal Behavior. 3 credits.
Expands students’ abilities to deal with more complex behavioral situations and enables students to relate to more sophisticated professional issues and environments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 619B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 627: Assessment. 3 credits.
Offers knowledge and experiential learning activities related to assessment of students with mild disabilities. Includes statistical and psychometric concepts in assessment. Addresses norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, curriculum-based, and informal assessment for instructional and placement decisions. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 628: Elementary Reading, Curriculum, Strategies for Students Who Access the General Education Curriculum. 3 credits.
Applies research on instructional approaches in elementary curriculum for individuals with disabilities accessing general education curriculum. Includes curriculum and instructional strategies in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies; cognitive strategies in study skills; attention and memory; and peer-mediated instruction. Note: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 629: Secondary Curriculum and Strategies for Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum. 3 credits.
Applies research on teacher effectiveness, accountability, and instructional approaches at the secondary level for individuals with mild disabilities. Includes instructional methods necessary for teaching reading, writing, math, and other content areas across the curriculum. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 634: Characteristics of Individuals with Autism. 3 credits.
Describes the varying characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorders across their lifespans including, (a) diagnosis, (b) early childhood, (c) school-age, (d) transition, (e) employment, and (f) aging. Examines definitions, eligibility criteria, incidence rates, and etiology of autism spectrum disorders. Analyzes perspectives from students, families, educational, community, and career personnel. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 635: Interventions for Individuals with Autism. 3 credits.
Analyzes evidence and research-based interventions for individuals with autism in a variety of domains across their lifespans including academic, communication, social, and behavioral. Evaluates methods for prioritizing intervention needs for individuals with autism across their lifespans, developing appropriate interventions to address those needs, and measuring the impact of interventions in a variety of service delivery models. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 634. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 636: Supporting Communication and Literacy for Individuals with Autism. 3 credits.
Surveys the characteristics of communication and literacy, as well as the design and implementation of communication systems for individuals with autism spectrum disorder across their lifespans. Explains methods for assessment, identification of priorities, and monitoring progress of communication and literacy instruction in order to improve behavior, academic skills, and social interactions in various environments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 637: Autism Across the Lifespan: Collaboration with Critical Partners. 3 credits.
Examines characteristics, milestones, critical issues, and areas of need for individuals with autism spectrum disorder across their lifespans. Prioritizes key features of effective collaboration and partnership. Utilizes a strengths-based problem solving perspective to frame collaboration and partnership for individuals with autism spectrum disorder across their lifespans and simulates partnership practices with a variety of stakeholders across the lifespan of an individual with autism spectrum disorder. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 641: Instructional Strategies for Reading and Writing. 3 credits.
Integrates knowledge of language assessments and the components of quality reading instruction to plan well-sequenced and explicit instruction for students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Examines objectives that align with curriculum standards while still providing individualization. Implements and applies reading and writing instruction to support learning in all content areas. Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 503 or EDSE 341
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 643: Instructional Strategies for Math. 3 credits.
Integrates foundational knowledge of numeracy acquisition, mathematical concepts, mathematical thinking, mathematics vocabulary, calculation, and problem-solving to plan well-sequenced and explicit math instruction for students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Examines objectives that align with the general education curriculum Virginia Standards of Learning in mathematics at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels while still providing individualization. Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 661: Curriculum and Methods: Severe Disabilities. 3 credits.
Focuses on current best practices in curriculum, and methods for students with severe disabilities, including specific strategies for teaching students with severe disabilities, general strategies for working with heterogeneous groups of students in inclusive settings, and methods for adapting the general education curriculum to include students with severe disabilities. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 662: Consultation and Collaboration. 3 credits.
Provides professionals in special education, regular education, and related fields with knowledge and communication skills necessary for collaborative consultation and technical assistance to other educators and service providers. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Teaching licensure or enrollment in a graduate degree program in education.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 663: Collaborative Teamwork to Support Students with Significant Disabilities. 3 credits.
Focuses on models of teamwork, group decision making, team process, leadership and communication and how they influence services for individuals with significant disabilities and their families. Provides an understanding of collaborative structures and demonstrates knowledge of skills and strategies to maintain effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders in collaborative settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 664: Ethical and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysis. 3 credits.
Provides a basis in Virginia Behavior Analyst Licensure law, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Guidelines for Responsible Conduct and Disciplinary Standards, and professional conduct consistent with the practice of applied behavior analysis. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDSE 619B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 669: Interdisciplinary Approach for Children with Sensory and Motor Disabilities. 3 credits.
Emphasizes positioning, handling, and adaptive strategies. Focuses on understanding the roles of related disciplines in collaborative planning and service delivery. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

EDSE 701: Legal Issues and Special Populations. 3 credits.
Studies the impact of legislation and litigation on the education of special populations emphasizing IDEA and Section 504. Covers emerging trends in special education based on interpretation of landmark court cases related to disability, legal updates on policies and procedures for exceptional learners, and discussion of the guiding principles of special education law when addressing the needs of special populations. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 702: Managing Resources for Special Education Programs. 3 credits.
Examines development and delivery of specialized programs for exceptional learners. Covers implementation of Individualized Education Plans via Universal Design, financial and human resource allocation and management, effective supervision and evaluation, and student outcome documentation. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 703: Creating a Collaborative Culture. 3 credits.
Provides leaders in school settings with an opportunity to gain the skills needed to facilitate collaborative environments supportive of all learners. Discusses the impact of diversity on educational settings, developing a vision effective communication teaming and co-teaching techniques, family professional partnerships, implementing schoolwide change initiatives, alternative dispute resolution, and maintaining a positive school climate. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 743: Leadership in Special Education Administration. 3 credits.
Examines leadership issues and applies them to the administration of special education programs. Explores current challenges in the delivery of services for exceptional children through case studies and projects. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 744: Current Issues in Special Education. 3 credits.
Helps students develop an understanding of the role of convergent research evidence in addressing current issues in special education practice and policy. Familiarizes students with current issues in special education and the group experimental, single subject, and qualitative research designs used to address these current issues. Students evaluate research studies in terms of their methodological strengths and weaknesses and their part in providing convergent bodies of evidence that can be used for defining practice and policy. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 783: Internship: Special Education in General Curriculum. 3-6 credits.
Applies, in supervised internships, university course work in General Curriculum to instruction of children and their families in school settings. Notes: Demonstration that RVE, VCLA, Praxis Entry, and other program-specific requirements have been met;application for internship on file by program deadline. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in General Curriculum (K-12) or Students W/Dis Access Gen Curr.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the Education Human Development college.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDSE 784: Internship: Adapted Curriculum. 3-6 credits.
Applies, in supervised internships, university course work in Adapted Curriculum to instruction of children and their families in school settings. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: VCLA, Praxis Core, and other program specific requirements have been met; application for internship on file by program deadline.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Adapted Curriculum (K-12) or Students W/Dis Access Adp Curr.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate degree.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDSE 785: Internship: Visual Impairment. 2-6 credits.
Applies, in supervised internships, university coursework in Visual Impairment to instruction of children and their families in school settings. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 311, 411 or 511; EDSE 412 or 512; EDSE 413 or 513. Demonstration that VCLA, Praxis Core, and other program specific requirements have been met; application for internship on file by program deadline.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Visual Impairments Lic PK-12.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate degree.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDSE 794: Special Topics. 1-6 credits.
Advanced study of selected topics in education for students preparing for doctoral studies or who have been admitted to the PhD program in education. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 795: Standard Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum. 3 credits.
Meets standard practicum supervision requirements by the BACB to provide hands-on experience designing, implementing, and evaluating behavior analytic procedures under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Notes: This Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum follows the experience guidelines of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (www.BACB.com) Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 18 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 619 or PSYC 619 or permission by the instructor
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDSE 799: Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum. 6 credits.
Meets intensive practicum supervision requirements by the BACB to provide hands-on experience designing, implementing, and evaluating behavior analytic procedures under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Notes: This Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum follows the experience guidelines of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (www.BACB.com). Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 18 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDSE 619 or PSYC 619 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

800 Level Courses

EDSE 841: Evaluating Intervention Research. 3 credits.
Provides opportunities for in-depth study, analysis, and discussion of original intervention research in special education with students with disabilities or other at-risk populations. Emphasizes analyzing research methodology, coding original intervention research, analyzing results, synthesizing findings, formulating future research questions relevant to special populations, and gaining an understanding of the submission process for conferences and publications. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 842: Application of Research Standards for Individuals with Disabilities. 3 credits.
Provides knowledge and skills in the application of research standards across different methods for conducting survey research, single-subject, experimental and correlational research, mixed methods, and qualitative research. Emphasizes application to disability-related research across different contexts. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 843: Leading Change in Special Education and Disability Policy. 3 credits.
Examines leadership issues among varied stakeholders within the special education field including leaders in PK-12, higher education, government agencies, and special interest groups. Explores current challenges and opportunities in the effort to support and promote appropriate services for individuals with disabilities through case studies and projects. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 844: Current Issues in Special Education. 3 credits.
Develops understanding of the role of convergent research evidence in addressing current issues in special education practice and policy. Describes current issues in special education and the group experimental, single subject, and qualitative research designs used to address these current issues. Students evaluate research studies in terms of methodological strengths and weaknesses, and their part in providing convergent bodies of evidence that can be used for defining practice and policy. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 845: Personnel Preparation Programs in Special Education. 3 credits.
Provides an in-depth study, analysis, and discussion of personnel preparation programs in special education including: scope and sequence of teacher preparation programs as they align with state and national teacher licensure standards, bodies of accreditation, syllabi development, delivery models, and frameworks for curriculum design; teacher evaluation; and how policies, research, and issues of accountability can transform teacher preparation programs. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 846: Assessment, Evaluation, and Instrumentation in Special Education Research. 3 credits.
Provides in-depth study, analysis and discussion of the past, present and future directions of assessment, evaluation, and instrumentation research in special education. Emphasizes reliability and validity of the research instruments, evaluating research methodology, analyzing results, synthesizing findings with respect to present assessment and evaluation policies; formulating future research questions relevant to assessment and evaluation of individuals with disabilities. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 847: Policy-driven Initiatives in Special Education and Disability Research. 3 credits.
Addresses contemporary initiatives in special education and disability research: those introductory and leading actions intended to implement positive change, that can be promoted by federal agencies, professional or advocacy organizations. Focuses on understanding of policy-driven special education initiatives in special education and disability research through evaluation and analysis. Discusses and studies background, relevant legislative history, existing empirical evidence, and designing future research addressing contemporary initiatives. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDSE 885: Writing Grants. 3 credits.
Focuses on identification of funding sources, description of grant components, and development of grant budgets. Includes independent writing of an entire small grant, a significant portion of a large grant, and participation in grant peer-review process. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 811 or EDRS 812.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Education (EDUC)

200 Level Courses

EDUC 200: Introduction to Education: Teaching, Learning and Schools. 3 credits.
Introduces educational issues related to learning, schooling and teaching. Examines roles of teachers and nature of American schools and learners. Requires 15 hours of school-based field experience during the course. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDUC 203: Disability in American Culture. 3 credits.
Examines disability, past and present, in American culture through changes in historical, political, legal and societal responses to people with disabilities. Analyzes the disability experience through social and behavioral science perspectives, including diversity, bioethical and human rights conceptualizations/constructs of disability. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

EDUC 300: Introduction to Teaching. 3 credits.
Introduction to educational issues; not applicable in graduate-level teacher education programs. Examines roles of teacher, nature of American schools, and potential contributions of students. Notes: Requires school-based field experience during course. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDUC 301: Educating Diverse and Exceptional Learners. 3 credits.
Introduces educational issues. Explores psychological, sociological, educational, and physical aspects of diverse populations in today's schools for early and middle education. Emphasizes litigation and legislation pertaining to education of diverse populations. Notes: Requires school-based field experience during course. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDUC 302: Human Growth and Development. 3 credits.
Introduces educational issues. Examines human development through life span with special emphasis on cognitive, language, physical, social, and emotional development of children. Emphasizes contemporary theories of human development and their relevance to educational practice. Notes: Requires school-based field experience. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
EDUC 372: Human Development, Learning, and Teaching. 3 credits.
Explores processes that influence intellectual, social, emotional, moral, ethical, and physical development of middle and high school students. Examines research and theories for understanding learning process. Notes: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to SEED 440.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12, Secondary Ed - English 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

EDUC 422: Foundations of Secondary Education. 3 credits.
Analyzes philosophical assumptions, curriculum issues, learning theories, and history associated with current teaching styles. Emphasizes applications to all disciplines taught in secondary schools. Examines educational trends and issues. Notes: 15 hours school-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to SEED 422.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the secondary Education Program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12, Secondary Ed - English 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

EDUC 501: Human Development and Learning. 3 credits.
Examines human growth and development through physical, cognitive, language, social/emotional, and moral developmental domains. Note: This course is not designed to be transferable or eligible to count towards a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 502: Curriculum and Instruction – Teaching All Learners. 3 credits.
Focuses on frameworks and methods for effective implementation of curricula across PK-12 teaching contexts that support academic progress toward Virginia Standards of Learning for all PK-12 learners. Builds capacity to apply culturally relevant curricula, methodologies, and materials responsive to strengths and needs of all PK-12 learners. Note: This course is not designed to be transferable or eligible to count towards a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 504: Foundations of Education. 3 credits.
Examines the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education as they relate to U.S. schools. Explores the relationship between society and education, teaching as a profession, as well as professionalism and ethical standards. Note: This course is not designed to be transferable or eligible to count towards a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 511: Child and Adolescent Development in Global Contexts. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse and exceptional learners. Includes analysis of human growth and development, an overview of psychology, and introduction to using technology across the curriculum. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Tchng Clt Lng Div Excptl Lrn.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 512: Teaching Elementary Social Studies in International Schools. 3 credits.
Builds expertise in methods, including experiential and student-centered learning and developing comprehensive lessons plans to enhance teaching social studies in international PK-6 classrooms. Exposes prospective teachers to critical issues and concerns in teaching social studies in the global classroom. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDUC 511B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 513: Teaching Elementary Math in International Schools. 3 credits.
Presents topics in school mathematics with particular emphasis on developing common PK-6 strands for application in international schools. Focuses on exploring, verifying, and explaining concepts using concrete materials. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDUC 511B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 514: Teaching Elementary Science in International Schools. 3 credits.
Covers theory and practices of effective teaching of PK-6 science in international schools. Uses laboratory and discovery techniques to design essential science components and integrate them with other disciplines. Introduces design and implementation of activities for developing concepts solving problems, and strengthening thinking skills in PK-6 science. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDUC 511B-, 512B-, 513B-, 537B- and EDRD 515B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 516: Language Across the Elementary International School Curriculum. 3 credits.
Introduces current methods of teaching integrated language arts in elementary school settings (PK-6). Includes language and literacy development, second language acquisition, reading and writing in content areas, and children's literature. International focus considers needs of second-language learners in regular classroom settings. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDUC 511B-, 512B-, 513B-, 537B- and EDRD 515B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 518: Military-Connected Youth. 1 credit.
Provides knowledge and understanding about working with military-connected youth and their families. Emphasizes knowledge of the military culture, strategies for easing school transitions for military-connected youth, and resources for supporting military-connected youth and their families in schools and communities. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 520: Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in International Schools. 3 credits.
Addresses interrelationship of instruction, curriculum, and assessment in international schools. Includes review of research and effective practice. Note: Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDUC 511B-, 512B-, 513B-, 537B- and EDRD 515B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 522: Foundations of Secondary Education. 3 credits.
Analyzes philosophical assumptions, curriculum issues, learning theories, and history associated with current teaching styles. Emphasizes applications to all disciplines taught in secondary schools. Examines current educational trends and issues in relation to sociology of secondary school settings. Notes: 15 hours school-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SEED 522.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 537: Introduction to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners. 3 credits.
Examines the ways intersections of race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, and ability affect equity for PK-12 culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners. Invites educators to interrogate ways that personal cultural identity and biases influence instructional and assessment practices with CLD learners and relationships with families. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 542: Foundations of Education. 3 credits.
Examines the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education as they relate to elementary schools, with a particular emphasis on teaching a culturally diverse population. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between society and education. School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ELED 542.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 543: Children, Family, Culture, and Schools, 4-12 Year Olds. 3 credits.
Examines child and family development and ways children, families, schools, and communities interrelate. Links children's developing physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities to planning curriculum and developing instructional strategies. Notes: Requires school-based field experience. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ELED 543.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 547: Scientific Inquiry and the Nature of Science. 3 credits.
Incorporates understanding about scientific knowledge in K-12 classrooms. Builds fundamental knowledge of scientific inquiry and the nature of scientific knowledge and skills to weave this knowledge explicitly in curriculum. Focuses on developing inquiry-based lessons for students to investigate science and assessing student understanding of science and the nature of science. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 592: Effective Collaboration for Teaching Diverse Learners in Secondary Social Studies. 3 credits.
Provides history-social studies candidates in secondary education with knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs of diverse learners in the history-social studies classroom. Emphasizes teacher collaboration between general and special education teachers as an authentic model of practice. Notes: Taught concurrently and in close proximity with special education faculty teaching EDSE 662 to emphasize collaboration between special education and general education teachers. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 595: Perspectives on Exceptl Tching. 3 credits.
Provides an opportunity for pre-service and in-service teachers to interact with young people and teachers in a range of school settings, exploring and documenting their points of view on teaching using a range of methods and visual and technology-oriented media and interview procedures. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 597: Special Topics in Education. 1-6 credits.
Provides advanced study on selected topic or emerging issue in American or international education. Notes: May be repeated for credit with GSED permission. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to program in Graduate School of Education.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 598: Directed Reading, Research, and Individual Projects. 1-6 credits.
Presents various subjects and projects, principally by directed study, discussion, research, and participation under supervision of graduate faculty member. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to degree program, and permission of dean.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

EDUC 606: Education and Culture. 3 credits.
Uses cultural inquiry process (CIP) and web site to acquire cultural, social, and language-related perspectives on educational processes; and teaches skills to analyze educational settings and expand strategies to address puzzlements in students' own practice. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDUC 612B- and 613B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 608: Teacher Leadership for Professional Learning. 3 credits.
Examines teacher leadership as a vehicle for professional growth and change. Focuses on the role of teacher learning in strengthening school capacity and offers teachers a foundation for enacting teacher leadership in their own school contexts via mentoring, collaboration, and related professional development endeavors. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 612: Inquiry into Practice. 2 credits.
Provides experience using research skills to foster systematic and thoughtful inquiry into classroom practice. Explores relevant classroom practice issues through critical writing, action, and research. Emphasizes cultural diversity and gender issues in research. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, ASTL-Foreign Languages/French, ASTL-Foreign Languages/Spanish, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Lit Reading Specialist, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - LIT PK12 Clsrm Teachers, ASTL-Physical Education, ASTL - Science, ASTL-Teacher Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction or Dsgning Dgtl Lrning in Schools.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 613: How Students Learn. 3 credits.
Advanced course in study of learning based on research and theory from different disciplines. Focuses on increasing students' learning through study of different learning systems, and understanding each learner in context of learning process itself. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDUC 612B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science, Adv Stud T/L or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 614: Designing and Assessing Teaching and Learning. 2 credits.
Explores design and development of curricular, pedagogical, and assessment strategies responsive to needs and interests of students. Investigates factors that affect teaching and learning, and examines multiple ways of knowing that teachers bring to classrooms. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDUC 612B- and 613*B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science, Adv Stud T/L or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 615: Educational Change. 2 credits.
Explores influences on educational change at classroom, school, community, state, and national levels. Investigates implications of factors and influences that affect educational change. Analyzes influences and factors, and involves students in reflecting on their own experiences. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDUC 612B-, 613B-, 614B- and 606*B-.
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 621: Teaching and Learning in the International Baccalaureate Program. 3 credits.
Focuses on principles and practices of the International Baccalaureate, organized around four areas of inquiry: curriculum processes, teaching & learning, assessment, and professional learning. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in ASTL- Adv Intl Baccalaureate, Adv Intl Baccalaureate Studies or Tchng Clt Lng Div Excptl Lrn.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 622: Curriculum Development across IB Programs. 3 credits.
Explores the development of practical knowledge about the design and structure of the IB programs' curricula. Provides a foundation for understanding how the programs are implemented and how student learning developed within them is assessed. Fieldwork hours are required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: EDUC 621
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in ASTL- Adv Intl Baccalaureate or Adv Intl Baccalaureate Studies.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 623: Models and Strategies for Teaching and Learning in IB Schools. 3 credits.
Focuses on the development of the capacity of teachers in IB schools to adopt appropriate teaching strategies and techniques instrumental in ensuring program learning outcomes are achieved. Furthermore, participants develop a deep understanding of the critical relationship between teaching and learning. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDUC 621B- and 622B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree, Undergraduate or Washington Consortium level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 624: Assessment and Learning in IB Schools. 3 credits.
Explores the essential role of assessment in teaching IB learners. Addresses formative and summative assessment practices as an integral part of the IB curriculum as well as the use of assessment for differentiation and planning. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: EDUC 623
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDUC 621B- and 622B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 626: Inquiry into Action: IB Teachers, Learners, and Schools. 3 credits.
Uses the action research and qualitative process to help educational practitioners plan and complete an action research study related to IB learners, teachers, or schools. Furthermore, the course examines the social, cultural, and ethical issues of conducting research with students. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDUC 621B-, 622B-, 623B- and 624B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 627: Contemporary Issues and Trends in IB. 3 credits.
Focuses on current IB research, trends, and issues as well as international, national, and state/provincial legislation concerning schools and the potential impact on IB schools. Participants are prepared as leaders and advocates for IB programs and their students. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to GSE, enrollment in FAST TRAIN IB certificate program and completion of EDUC 621, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 647: Critical Reflective Practice. 1.5 credit.
Engages students in a learning community of teachers to develop skills of critical reflection on professional practice. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 649: Critical Dialogue in Education. 1.5 credit.
Offers opportunity to develop critical dialogue and peer feedback skills focused on professional practice. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 651: Critical Theories and Pedagogies. 3 credits.
Explores critical theories and pedagogies experientially, including alternative assessments that address educational equity and access, power, and approaches for deepening our practice as citizens in a democracy. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 647.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 653: Technology and Learning. 3 credits.
Develops technological knowledge and skills to support teaching and learning and to sustain and enhance learning communities. Teachers explore and critique the possibilities and concerns of using technology in learning environments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 647.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 655: Teacher Research Methods. 3 credits.
Introduces teacher research methods and situates them in relation to other research approaches. Emphasizes the understanding and use of various research methods as innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 651 and EDUC 653.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 657: Teaching for Democracy and Social Justice. 3 credits.
Focuses on the research that supports teachers to create democratic classroom practices and to support PK-12 students in exercising civic rights. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 651 and EDUC 653.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 659: Teacher Leadership. 1.5 credit.
Engages learners in data gathering exercises toward articulating a leadership agenda in the context of PK-12 educational environments. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission into the MEd Curriculum and Instruction concentration in Teacher Inquiry, Development and Empowerment for Social Justice program (TIDES) cohort. Completion of EDUC 655 and EDUC 657.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 661: Teacher Empowerment and Policy. 1.5 credit.
Provides advanced study on a selected topic or emerging issue in American or international education with particular attention to developing policy solutions. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 655 and EDUC 657.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 663: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. 3 credits.
Offers opportunity to view how language and culture shape realities, including perceptions of children as learners. Explores cultural constraints and transformative possibilities embedded within cultures. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 659.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 665: Teacher Inquiry in Practice I. 3 credits.
Builds further understanding of teacher research as teachers form and frame salient questions, examine the existing literature related to their questions, and take actions to improve teaching and learning. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 659.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 667: Teacher Inquiry in Practice II. 3 credits.
Builds on the teacher research project begun in Teacher Inquiry in Practice I as teachers continue to address their pedagogical questions, take actions to improve teaching and learning, gather, analyze and interpret multiple forms of data, and share their experience in communities of practice. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 663 and EDUC 665.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 669: Teaching and Learning in Practice. 3 credits.
Admission into the MEd Curriculum and Instruction concentration in Transformative Teaching program. Completion of the EDUC 663 and EDUC 665. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 663 and EDUC 665.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students in the GMU Korea campus may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 672: Human Development and Learning: Secondary Education. 3 credits.
Explores developmental issues associated with middle and high school students, and theories that provide basis for understanding learning process. Addresses implications for designing instruction and curriculum. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SEED 540.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 674: Assessing Learning and Teaching in the Secondary School Classroom. 3 credits.
Supports beginning teachers' development and design of assessment practices for promoting student learning. Focuses on individual differences and classroom, teacher, school, and cultural factors that impact assessment; different types and purposes of assessment; and relationship of assessment to national and state standards. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 522 and advanced methods course.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction or Secondary Education Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 675: Research in Secondary Education. 3 credits.
Links evidence of student learning to make informed instructional decisions. Engages students in critiquing various research paradigms, reviewing literature, and systematically collecting and interpreting evidence to improve practice. Facilitates completion of the M.Ed. exit requirement. Notes: All students enrolled in this course must be working daily in or have access to a classroom setting classroom setting, since the major course assignment involves a classroom-based teacher research project. The M.Ed. program exit requirement is completed in EDUC 675. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EDCI 790.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Curriculum and Instruction or Secondary Education Licensure.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

EDUC 797: Advanced Topics in Education. 1-6 credits.
Advanced study of selected topics in education for students preparing for doctoral studies or who have been admitted to the PhD program in education. Notes: May be repeated for credit with GSED approval. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

800 Level Courses

EDUC 800: Ways of Knowing. 3 credits.
Provides understanding of characteristic ways of knowing in various liberal arts disciplines while examining subject matter, scope, key concepts, principles, methods, and theories. Analyzes philosophical traditions underlying educational practice and research. Notes: Required course during first spring semester of study in the program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 802: Leadership Seminar. 3 credits.
Intensive study of leadership, emphasizing decision and change processes, and assessment and development of leadership skills. Notes: Required course during first semester of study in the program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 803: Teacher Preparation and Professional Development. 3 credits.
Explores research and current recommended practices related to teacher preparation and professional development. Provides opportunity for practical application with preservice or inservice teachers. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ECED 803.
Recommended Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and acceptance to PhD program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 815: Research Inquiries in International Education. 3 credits.
Focuses on the intersection of international education and research methodologies in educational settings. Students will delve into the construction, implementation, and impact of research in international settings or with an internationally-minded perspective. Through critical inquiry into practice, the course offers students the opportunity to develop more sophisticated understandings of the research process in international education settings. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 880 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 845: Multilingual Learners With Diverse Educational Needs. 3 credits.
Examines examine issues surrounding identification, assessment, and instruction of multilingual learners with diverse educational needs. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD Program in Education or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 850: The Study of Teaching. 3 credits.
Explores the history and development of the search for teaching effectiveness. The course will trace the various definitions of effectiveness and the methods created to assess effectiveness. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 810.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 851: Research on Teacher Education. 3 credits.
Explores the history and development of the search for effectiveness in the preparation of preservice teachers and the continuing professional development of practicing teachers. The students will examine the substance and gaps in the study of the education of educators. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 810.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 852: Technology and Teacher Development. 3 credits.
Investigates the latest research and issues related to technology integration in teacher education; includes research supporting the incorporation of technology in staff development for in-service K-12 educators, as well as preservice university coursework. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 853: World Perspectives of Teacher Education. 3 credits.
Focuses on the cross-cultural analysis of current U.S. and internationally based teacher preparation and continuing professional development pedagogical models, policy reforms, and their historical contexts. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 854: Working in Schools: Spanning Boundaries/Expanding Roles. 3 credits.
Prepares future teacher educators and professional developers for their work in K-12 settings. Examines the principles of clinical field experiences, the foundations of school-university partnerships, and the roles/relationships of all stakeholders engaged in field-based teacher preparation and teacher professional development. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the E1-PHD-EDHD or E1-PHD-EDUC programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 860: STEM Education Research and Policy. 3 credits.
Examines research on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education issues and education policy issues including the rationale for STEM education, STEM education policy, models of STEM schools in K-12 education, STEM education leadership, informal STEM education, STEM curriculum and instruction, and research in STEM education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 810 (may also be taken concurrently).
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 870: Education Policy: Process, Context, and Politics. 3 credits.
Examines public policy decision-making in education at local, state, and national levels, and its impact on education institutions, students, and public. Focuses on theories and methodological approaches, and resolution of competing policy arguments in political arena. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 871: Advanced Policy Issues in Education. 3 credits.
In-depth analysis of selected education policy issues. Focuses on issue interactions and education-related policy actions by different levels of government. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 870 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 872: Social Science Research and Education Policy. 3 credits.
Focuses on research base used to support education policy actions. Focuses on analyzing strength of this research. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDRS 810,811, and 812 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 873: Education Policy: Comparative and International Perspectives. 3 credits.
Using interdisciplinary approach, addresses education policy issues that transcend national boundaries and have implications for educators in fostering social justice and global awareness. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 874: The Achievement Gap. 3 credits.
Focuses on achievement gap in schools. Students research and analyze gaps in student achievement related to race and ethnicity, limited English proficiency, family background, gender, poverty, and ableism, and practices designed to close the gap. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 875: Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Education Policy. 3 credits.
Focuses on identifying and analyzing factors that promote new initiatives in education policy agenda. Attention given to nontraditional sources of education policy initiatives. Notes: Must be admitted to PhD program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 870 (concurrent enrollment is also permitted) and admission to the PhD program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 876: Teacher Development and Education Policy. 3 credits.
Focuses on the impact of policy actions at the local, state, and national levels on teacher preparation and continuing professional development. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 870 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 877: Teacher Policy in Historic Perspective. 3 credits.
Examines the history of policies pertaining to public school teachers in the United States. Evaluate and engage current policy debates by putting the past and present into conversation. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to The PhD in Education program, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 878: Intercultural Competence: Theory and Research Application to International Education. 3 credits.
Explores and examines intercultural competence theory and research as a teaching and learning framework in international education. Emphasizes the comparison of alternative models of intercultural competence development, research paradigms using intercultural competence theory in international education, and empirical studies that examine and explore the use of intercultural competence theory in education. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 880.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 879: Language and Second Language Acquisition Research in International Education. 3 credits.
Examines the theoretical and historical role of language in international education, with special emphasis on the foundations and variables of second language acquisition. Focuses the role of language in cross-cultural and international contexts, the application of language acquisition theories and empirical studies globally. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 880.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 880: Introduction to International Education. 3 credits.
Using interdisciplinary approach, addresses education policy issues that transcend national boundaries and have implications for educators in fostering social justice and global awareness. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 881: Seminar in Bilingual Education: Policy. 3 credits.
Examines historical development of education for language minority students in United States, including federal and state legislation and court decisions. Explores policy issues regarding administrative program models, instructional approaches, curricular reform, and assessment policies for language minority students developed in response to legal mandates, legislative decisions, and school reform movement. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 882: Second Language Acquisition: Theory, Research, and Practice. 3 credits.
Examines the theoretical foundations of second language acquisition with focus on linguistic, anthropological, sociological, psychological, and educational research through theory and practice. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 883: Seminar in Sociocultural Theory. 3 credits.
Explores and analyzes the theoretical contributions of sociocultural theory. Focuses on the growing body of contemporary research on literacy, equity in education and emancipatory teaching for diverse students. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Education program or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 885: History of Education in the United States. 3 credits.
Examines the history of education in the United States and explores the social, political, cultural, and economic forces that have shaped reform initiatives. Uses history to engage questions around citizenship, equality, and democracy. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Education program, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 886: School Reform in the United States: Politics and Policies. 3 credits.
Explores a broad range of reform initiatives shaping public education and examines the ways politics infuses education policy. Investigates the disciplinary and methodological frameworks scholars have used to study school reform. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Education program, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 887: Neighborhood, Community, Education Policy. 3 credits.
Explores the intersection of historical, social, political, and economic policies and conditions and communities in the US. Focuses on understanding trends in the formation of neighborhoods and the development of American cities, schools, and communities. Examine the politics and policies of selected neighborhoods and communities through developing community development profiles and proposals. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to PhD in Education program or with permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 890: Doctoral Internship in Education. 1-6 credits.
Interns work with appropriate staff member in cooperating school, school system, or other educational institution, agency, or setting. Notes: Requires 100 hours of on-site internship completed over at least a five-week period. Up to 6 credits of EDUC 890 may be applied toward PhD degree requirements. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD program and prior approval of the advisor and PhD director.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 892: Social Justice and Equity in International Education. 3 credits.
Examines ideological, cultural, and systemic structural inequities in various educational settings at national and international levels. Focuses on educational practices that promote equity and social change throughout the world. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 880.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 893: Seminar in Educational Anthropology. 3 credits.
Examines theories and research from educational anthropology and educational sociology to clarify and address contemporary educational issues and concerns. Focuses on U.S. public schools, with comparative materials from other educational settings and societies. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Education program or permission of the instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 894: Seminar in Multicultural Education. 3 credits.
Examines knowledge base, policy issues, and curricular and instructional features of multicultural education in United States and other countries. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 896: Special Topics in Education. 3 credits.
Explores selected topics in education across all doctoral specializations. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
EDUC 897: Independent Study for the Doctor of Philosophy in Education. 1-6 credits.
Structured learning experience to extend and develop skills and knowledge relative to field of professional expertise. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD program and prior approval of advisor and PhD director.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

900 Level Courses

EDUC 994: Advanced Internship in Education. 3 credits.
Internship in setting related to student's major area of study. Requires minimum of 100 hours completed over at least a five-week period. Each intern works with appropriate staff member in cooperating school, school system, or other educational institution or agency. Notes: Internship must be in setting that differs from regular employment. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD program and prior approval of advisor and PhD director.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
EDUC 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal. 1-6 credits.
Work on research proposal that forms basis for doctoral dissertation, under guidance of dissertation chair and doctoral committee. Notes: May be repeated, but no more than 6 credits of EDUC 998 may satisfy doctoral degree requirements. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy in the PhD program, successful completion of the doctoral qualifying exam, and EDRS 810, 811, and 812 or their equivalents.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
EDUC 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research. 1-9 credits.
Provides continued faculty assistance on individual basis to complete dissertation planned in EDUC 998 and initiate new projects. Notes: Requires successful completion of EDUC 998 and faculty approval of proposal. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 998 and faculty approval of proposal.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

Elementary Education (ELED)

200 Level Courses

ELED 242: Foundations of Elementary Education. 3 credits.
Examines the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education as they relate to elementary schools, with a particular emphasis on teaching a culturally diverse population. Develops an understanding of the relationship between society and education. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 200: Introduction to Teaching EDUC 301: Introduction to Diverse Learners
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 257: Integrating Technology in PreK-6. 3 credits.
Introduces technology as a tool for working with children across a range of contexts, including early childhood and elementary classrooms. Explores multiple approaches and strategies for technology use in diverse settings. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 258: Children's Literature for Teaching in Diverse Settings. 3 credits.
Introduces children's literature as a tool for working with children across a range of contexts, including early childhood and elementary classrooms. Explores multiple approaches and strategies for literature use in diverse settings with an eye towards format, genre, curricular connections, and overall utility. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to ELED 358.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: C or better in ENGH 101
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

ELED 305: Foundations of Elementary Methods and Management. 3 credits.
Introduces general methods of teaching and management in elementary schools with an emphasis on using the foundational principles of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and management to plan instruction for diverse learners. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Must be taken in programmatic sequence
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 342: Foundations of Elementary Education. 3 credits.
Examines the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education as they relate to elementary schools, with a particular emphasis on teaching a culturally diverse population. Develops an understanding of the relationship between society and education. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 200: Introduction to Teaching EDUC 301: Introduction to Diverse Learners
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 357: Integrating Technology in PreK-6. 3 credits.
Introduces technology as a tool for working with children across a range of contexts, including early childhood and elementary classrooms. Explores multiple approaches and strategies for technology use in diverse settings. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 358: Children's Literature for Teaching in Diverse Settings. 3 credits.
Introduces children's literature as a tool for working with children across a range of contexts, including early childhood and elementary classrooms. Explores multiple approaches and strategies for literature use in diverse settings with an eye towards format, genre, curricular connections, and overall utility. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to ELED 258.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: C or better in ENGH 101
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 390: Clinical Experience: Theory to Practice Integration. 1 credit.
Provides a supervised clinical experience and supporting seminar discussion for one full semester in an accredited professional development school. Engages students in observations and scaffolded management and instructional opportunities in a PK-6 classroom. This course has a required field component. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Fieldwork
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

ELED 401: Classroom Management and Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners. 3 credits.
Examines classroom management techniques and instructional strategies for creating an inclusive community and designing and implementing engaging, effective instruction in diverse elementary classrooms. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: ELED 305C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 402: Differentiating Elementary Methods and Management. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to differentiated instruction and management for children in grades PK‐6. Emphasizes the assessment of learners, incorporation of varied instructional and management strategies to meet the needs of all learners. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
ELED 410: Emergent and Early Literacy. 3 credits.
Provides research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for diverse early elementary children. Emphasizes oral and print-based language development; emergent and early literacy pedagogy. Introduces assessment and instruction of phonological awareness, phonics and word study, decoding, vocabulary, and comprehension. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
ELED 411: Reading Development, Processes, Assessment, and Pedagogy. 3 credits.
Provides research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for elementary children. Emphasizes reading development and processes, reading assessment, and reading pedagogy. Addresses assessment and instruction of reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and word study, as well as specific reading disabilities. Investigates of appropriate use of children’s literature in classrooms. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ELED 410
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 412: Writing Development, Processes and Pedagogy. 3 credits.
Provides research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for elementary children. Emphasizes writing development; writing assessment; and writing instruction. Addresses writing with exceptional learners; digital literacy; and the creation of a comprehensive literacy instructional block. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Must be taken in programmatic sequence; ELED 410 and ELED 411
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 420: Arts Integration in Elem Ed. 2 credits.
Introduces the value and practical application of integrating the arts into the curriculum. Discusses and develops basic skills in creative drama, puppetry, music, creative writing, art and movement. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
ELED 421: STEM in the Elementary Classroom. 3 credits.
Develops skills and abilities in integrated STEM teaching at the elementary level, applications of math, science and technology through engineering design, safety practices, and creation of integrated curricula. Examines STEM teaching based on contemporary theory, practice, and standards. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
ELED 422: Collaboration in PK-6 Inclusive School Settings. 3 credits.
Examines knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary for collaboration within inclusive elementary school environments. Explores communication and problem-solving skills necessary for working with a variety of school professionals. This course requires 15 hours of field experience. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 443: Children, Family, Culture, and Schools, 4-12 Year Olds. 3 credits.
Examines child and family development and ways children, families, schools, and communities interrelate. Links children’s developing physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities to planning curriculum and developing instructional strategies. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 200, EDUC 301
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 444: Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Education. 3 credits.
Introduces general methods of teaching and management in elementary schools with an emphasis on using the foundational principles of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and management to plan instruction for diverse learners. This course requires 15 hours of field observation. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Must be taken in programmatic sequence.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 445: Differentiating Elementary Methods and Management. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to differentiated instruction and management for children in grades PK‐6. Emphasizes the assessment of learners, incorporation of varied instructional and management strategies to meet the needs of all learners. This course requires 15 hours of field observation. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 452: Mathematics Methods for the Elementary Classroom. 3 credits.
Introduces methods for teaching all children topics in arithmetic, geometry, algebra, probability, and statistics in elementary grades. Focuses on using manipulatives and technologies to explore mathematics and solve problems. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 453: Science Methods for the Elementary Classroom. 3 credits.
Develops skills and abilities in science teaching methods, applications of technology, safety practices, and creation of integrated science curricula. Examines science teaching based on contemporary theory, practice, and standards. Notes: Requires field experience in public schools. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 454: Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Integrating Fine Arts in the Elementary Classroom. 3 credits.
Focuses on the design and delivery of standards-based integrated curriculum centered on the social sciences. Includes integration of fine arts and examines the central role of the arts in learning. This course requires 15 hours of field observation. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 455: Literacy Teaching and Learning in Diverse Elementary Classrooms I. 3 credits.
Provides research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for children ages 4-12 years. Emphasizes language development; reading and writing processes; emergent literacy; culture, families, and literacy; and literacy integration in the curriculum. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 456: Literacy Teaching and Learning in Diverse Elementary Classrooms II. 3 credits.
Provides research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for PK-6 learners. Emphasizes literacy and language processes and development; connections among cultures, families, and literacy; and literacy integration in curriculum. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 459: Research and Assessment in Elementary Education. 3 credits.
Provides teacher candidates an understanding of research paradigms utilizing systematic evidence to improve practice and further skills in assessment of learning outcomes. Emphasizes linking research and practice, making instructional decisions based on systematically collected data. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: ELED 490*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
ELED 480: Practicum in Elementary Education. 3 credits.
Provides a supervised clinical experience for one full semester in an accredited professional development school. Teacher Candidates engage in observations and scaffolded management and instruction opportunities under the guidance of PK-6 Advanced Mentor Teacher/Mentor Teacher. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Fieldwork
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
ELED 490: Internship in Elementary Education. 3-9 credits.
Provides intensive supervised clinical experience for one full semester in an accredited professional development school. Requires observation, coteaching and teaching of lessons in PK-6 classrooms. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Recommended Corequisite: ELED 459
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: ELED 480C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate degrees.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
ELED 491: Internship Seminar in Elem Ed. 1 credit.
Develops and refines skills as a critical, reflective practitioner with an explicit focus on effects of teacher candidates’ actions on others. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: ELED 490*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

ELED 542: Foundations of Elementary Education. 3 credits.
Examines the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education as they relate to elementary schools, with a particular emphasis on teaching a culturally diverse population. Develops an understanding of the relationship between society and education. School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to EDUC 542.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
ELED 543: Children, Family, Culture, and Schools, ages 4-12 Years. 3 credits.
Examines child and family development and ways children, families, schools, and communities interrelate. Links children's developing physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities to planning curriculum and developing instructional strategies. Notes: Requires school-based field experience. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDUC 543.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
ELED 544: Introduction to Elementary Methods and Management. 3 credits.
Introduces general methods of teaching and management in elementary schools with an emphasis on using the foundational principles of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and management to plan instruction for diverse learners. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 544.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education graduate program; must be taken in programmatic sequence.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
ELED 545: Differentiating Elementary Methods and Management. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to differentiated instruction and management for children in grades PK‐6. Emphasizes the assessment of learners, incorporation of varied instructional and management strategies to meet the needs of all learners. This course requires 15 hours of field observation. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 545.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission into the Elementary Education graduate program, must be taken in programmatic sequence.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
ELED 552: Mathematics Methods for the Elementary Classroom. 3 credits.
Introduces methods for teaching topics in arithmetic, geometry, algebra, probability, and statistics in elementary grades. Focuses on using manipulatives and technologies to explore mathematics and solve problems. Notes: Requires field experience in public schools. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 552.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
ELED 553: Science Methods for the Elementary Classroom. 3 credits.
Develops skills and abilities in science teaching methods, applications of technology, safety practices, and creation of integrated science curricula. Examines science teaching based on contemporary theory, practice, and standards. Notes: Requires field experience in public schools. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 553.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
ELED 554: Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Integrating Fine Arts in the Elementary Classroom. 3 credits.
Focuses on the design and delivery of standards-based integrated curriculum centered on the social sciences. Includes integration of fine arts and examines the central role of the arts in learning. Note: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 554.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission into Elementary Education graduate program; must be taken in programmatic sequence.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
ELED 555: Literacy Teaching and Learning in Diverse Elementary Classrooms I. 3 credits.
Provides research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for ages 4-12 years. Emphasizes language development; reading and writing processes; emergent literacy; culture, families, and literacy; and literacy integration in the curriculum. Notes: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 555.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
ELED 556: Literacy Teaching and Learning in Diverse Elementary Classrooms II. 3 credits.
Provides research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for PK-6 learners. Emphasizes literacy and language processes and development; connections among cultures, families, and literacy; and literacy integration in curriculum. Note: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 556.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education Licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
ELED 559: Research and Assessment in Elementary Education. 1-3 credits.
Provides an understanding of research paradigms utilizing systematic evidence to improve practice and further skills in assessment of learning outcomes. Emphasizes the linkage of research and practice and making instructional decisions based on systematically collected data. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits. Equivalent to EDCI 559.
Recommended Prerequisite: Capstone course for degree must be taken last in programmatic sequence.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

700 Level Courses

ELED 790: Internship in Elementary Education. 1-6 credits.
Provides intensive supervised clinical experience for one full semester in an accredited professional development school. Provides supervision for teacher candidates in a school placement setting that includes observations and seminar experiences. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits. Equivalent to EDCI 790.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Education program; completion of licensure tests, endorsement requirements, and required coursework.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

Human Development and Family Science (HDFS)

200 Level Courses

HDFS 200: Individual and Family Development. 3 credits.
Examines how individuals and families function and develop over the lifespan. Uses a multidisciplinary approach to integrate theories of family science and human development emphasizing the role of contextual factors in contemporary families' lives. Explores the impact of gender, socioeconomics, race/ethnicity, culture, and immigrant status on human development and family relationships. Introduces a basic model of scientific inquiry and theorizing. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HDFS 250: Family Financial Literacy and Resource Management. 3 credits.
Introduces personal and family financial planning and resource management throughout the lifespan. Integrates theories of family finance and resource management using a multidisciplinary approach. Emphasizes role of contextual factors in contemporary families' financial lives. Explores impact of gender, socioeconomic, race, ethnicity, and culture on family finance and resource management. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

HDFS 300: Individual and Family Services Delivery. 3 credits.
Offers an overview of human services delivery with a focus on families. Explores the historical and social contexts as well as the theoretical orientations of systems that shape delivery of services to families. Examines: 1) economic and cultural barriers that prevent families from gaining access to services; 2) social policy surrounding services for families; 3) ethical and legal issues in family services. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: HDFS 200.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HDFS 301: The Hospitalized Child and Family. 3 credits.
Examines the philosophy, purposes, and concepts of Child Life Specialists. Explores developmental and psychological needs of hospitalized children, their families, and those who provide services to children. Examines the impact of illness and illness-related stressors on the dynamics of the family and strategies for coping. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: HDFS 200 or permission from instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

HDFS 400: Advanced Family Processes. 3 credits.
Examines family system dynamics and processes, with an emphasis on cultural and contextual factors that influence family functioning and well-being over the lifespan. Examines both healthy and dysfunctional family processes (including abuse, neglect, and family violence). Explores evidence-based practices and interventions that promote family health, resilience, and well-being. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: HDFS 200 or permission from instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HDFS 401: Family Law and Public Policy. 3 credits.
Examines contemporary family life and the impact of government laws, policies, and programs on families over time and across contexts and cultures. Explores the intended and unintended consequences of policies for diverse families across a variety of policy matters, from anti-poverty and social welfare policies to health and environmental policies. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: HDFS 200 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HDFS 498: Internship and Analysis in Human Development and Family Science. 1-6 credits.
Enables students to discuss work-related experiences within the context of developmental and family theories and research. Fosters and promotes professional development through class and small group discussions, activities, lectures, guest speakers, and practical assignments. This is the first course in a two-course series that supports students in their internship and in transitioning from student to professional. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: HDFS 300C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Human Devl and Family Science.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
HDFS 499: Advanced Internship and Analysis in Human Development and Family Science. 1-3 credits.
Supports students in the development and implementation of a program for staff and/or clients at internship site. Examines internship-related experiences within the context of developmental and family theories and empirical research. Contemplates and prepares for the transition to professional. This course is the second required internship experience. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: HDFS 498.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Human Devl and Family Science.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

Health (HEAL)

100 Level Courses

HEAL 110: Personal Health. 3 credits.
Focuses on individual health improvement by studying mental/emotional well-being, fitness, nutrition, drug abuse prevention, consumerism, safety and other topics. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

200 Level Courses

HEAL 200: School and Community Safety. 1 credit.
Focuses on safety in home, school, road, work, and community settings. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 220: Dimensions of Mental Health. 3 credits.
Focuses on integrating behavioral and sociocultural factors in studying mental health. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 230: Introduction to Health Behavior. 3 credits.
Introduces health behavior in context of health psychology. Explores various theoretical models to understand health, illness and sick-role behaviors. Studies health and disease from a biopsychosocial perspective. Examines means of preventing and treating health problems. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 250: Introduction to School Health. 3 credits.
Presents an overview of school health programs. Focuses on the content of health education in K-12 schools and provides an introduction to health education instruction. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

HEAL 310: Drugs and Health. 3 credits.
Analyzes drug use, with emphasis on positive aspects, and presents alternatives to drug misuse and abuse. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 325: Health Aspects of Human Sexuality. 3 credits.
Covers biological, behavioral, and sociocultural factors in human sexual behavior. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 327: Women's Health. 3 credits.
Examines health issues unique to women, including health care, food and exercise, reproductive and gynecological issues, chronic diseases, and issues of violence. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 331: Men's Health. 3 credits.
Examines socio-cultural influences on men's development and expression of health beliefs and practices. Explores health issues specific to men. Analyzes research literature on interventions to improve men's health. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 350: Interventions for Populations and Communities at Risk. 3 credits.
Identifies culturally, physically, emotionally, mentally, and demographically diverse populations and communities at risk. Covers implications for developing innovative programs and role of HFRR interventions. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 351: Relationship Health. 3 credits.
Describes development of healthy relationships. Examines influencing factors. Analyzes current research. Designs strategies for maintaining healthy relationships. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 372: Health Communication. 3 credits.
Applies research-based models and theories of health assessment and promotion at individual, organizational, agency, and community levels. Uses communication approaches and skills in context of behavior change strategies, including policy and program development. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

HEAL 405: Teaching Methods in Health Education (K-12). 3 credits.
Covers content, methodology, and resource materials in teaching health education for physical education teaching majors. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: HEAL 250C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 480: Special Topics. 1-3 credits.
Presents selected health issues or problems. Focuses on applying information to education programs. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
HEAL 499: Independent Study in Health Education. 1-3 credits.
Studies problem area in health education research, theory, or practice under faculty direction. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 90 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Education, Health, Fitness Rec Resrcs, Individualized Study, Nursing, Physical Education (Special), Physical Education or Parks, Rec, Leisure Studies.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

HEAL 516: Program Development and Resources in Health Education. 3 credits.
Open to licensed and provisionally licensed health and physical education teachers in the commonwealth of Virginia and students in ASTL physical education program. Focuses on program development, health content, methodology, and resources for teaching preK-12 health education. Notes: Distance learning course. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Licensed and provisionally licensed health and physical education teachers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and students in the Physical Education masters program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Physical Education(PHED)

100 Level Courses

PHED 199: Introduction to Health and Physical Education. 1 credit.
Uses best practices to introduce to potential teacher candidates current health and physical education teaching issues. Introduces terminology specific to teaching, and concepts such as standards of learning, planning, assessment, curriculum developments, and risk management. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

200 Level Courses

PHED 200: Professional Dimensions of Health, Recreation, and Physical Education. 3 credits.
Traces historical foundations of health, recreation, physical education, and sport. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 202: Teaching Skillful Movement. 3 credits.
Covers planning and presenting lessons on numerous motor skills using varied teaching strategies in a peer teaching setting. This course must be complete within 5 years of student teaching. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 218: Technology in Health and Physical Education. 2 credits.
Develops technology skills to support health and physical education instruction in school settings. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 273: Net and Target Games. 3 credits.
Skill and content knowledge in net and target games. Includes skill progression, strategies, officiating, and authentic assessment in games such as volleyball, golf, tennis, and badminton. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 274: Dance and Educational Gymnastics. 2 credits.
Skill and content knowledge in dance, rhythms, and educational gymnastics. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 275: Field and Invasion Games. 3 credits.
Skill and content knowledge in field and invasion games. Includes skill progression, strategies, officiating, and authentic assessment in activities such as softball, basketball, soccer, field events, and Ultimate Disc. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 276: Health-Related Fitness Education. 3 credits.
Prepares future physical educators to develop, implement, and assess fitness concepts, and strategies to K12 students. Incorporates basic nutritional knowledge needed to live a healthy lifestyle. Requires fitness tests participation. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

PHED 306: Psychomotor Learning. 3 credits.
Analyzes psychological aspects, learning theory, and practice conditions for learning motor skills. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 308: Adapted Physical Education. 3 credits.
Introduces disabilities in public schools. Covers national standards, federal legislation, IEPs, and developmental inclusion models. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 320: Student Assessment in Health and Physical Education. 3 credits.
Examines assessment purposes and introduces different assessment procedures that measure student achievement in the different domains of behaviors in health and physical education. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 340: Social and Cultural Issues in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Studies contemporary and historical perspectives on socio-cultural and philosophical issues influencing American public schooling and physical education teacher preparation, including race, culture, ethnicity, nationality, globalization, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, ability, obesity, and urbanization. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 360: Sport Based Youth Development. 3 credits.
An interdisciplinary examination of current trends and issues in youth sport, with a focus on non-school based community programs. Emphasis is placed on the structural characteristics of sport and physical activity programs as they pertain to proper development of children and adolescents. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to SRST 360.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

PHED 403: Elementary School Instruction in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Covers content, knowledge, and teaching methods for K-6 physical education. Requires field experience. Must be taking within one year of student teaching. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHED 273, 274, 275, and PHED 306 (may be taken concurrently).
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PHED 202C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 404: Middle and High School Instruction in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Examines school curriculum content, and teaching practices appropriate for middle and high school physical education programs. Requires field experience. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PHED 403C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 415: Student Teaching in Physical Education. 12 credits.
Provides supervised clinical experience for a full semester in approved schools. Requires experiences in elementary and secondary school settings. requirements. Includes participation in pre-service workshop and related activities, and weekly seminars. Note: Completion of all Mason Core and program coursework, and acceptance into Student Teaching. PHED 415 must be completed within 5 years of PHED 202. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 120D, 300D, BIOL 125D, EDRD 300D, EDUC 302D, HEAL 110D, 200D, 405C, KINE 310D, PHED 218D, 276D, 308C, 320D, 340D, 404C and PRLS 316D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 480: Special Topics. 1-3 credits.
Focuses on selected topics of interest in specialized areas of exercise science, kinesiology, or health promotion. See course description in the Schedule of Classes. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 499: Independent Study in Physical Education and Fitness. 1-3 credits.
Study of a problem area in physical education research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty member. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 90 hours and Permission of Chair.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Education, Health, Fitness Rec Resrcs, Individualized Study, Nursing, Physical Education (Special), Physical Education or Parks, Rec, Leisure Studies.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

PHED 660: Research Reading Seminar in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of the current and past research in the field of physical education through an in-depth analysis, synthesis, and discussion of research. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in ASTL-Physical Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Education degree.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PHED 670: Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Presents variety of research techniques for studying teacher and learner behaviors in physical education, engaging the teacher as researcher and grant writer. Goal is to prepare teachers to be leaders in their field. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PHED 672: Curriculum and Assessment in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Provides knowledge of curriculum models and assessment strategies in standards-based physical education program. Studies curriculum models such as sport education and adventure education. Examines traditional and alternative assessment. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PHED 673: Motor Development for Special Populations. 3 credits.
Provides knowledge that focuses on individuals with orthopedic, sensory, and learning disabilities in physical education setting. Areas of focus include development of motor patterns and skills assessment, and planning and instruction for students with disabilities. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHED 670.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PHED 680: Mentoring and Supervising in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Prepares mentors and supervisors of preservice and in-service teachers in physical education. Topics include professional dispositions, assessment and evaluation, adult learners, counseling and communication, providing feedback, and reflection and inquiry into the profession. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHED 670.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Recreation (RECR)

100 Level Courses

RECR 100: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Intro. 1 credit.
Instructs students in self defense Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques. Appropriate for students who have no prior experience in martial arts or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 101: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Teaches students beginner-to-intermediate-level techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Focuses on specific defensive techniques to be used against an attacker along with escapes and submissions from a variety of different attacks. Requires participation in basic sparring with particular attention to safety and intensive training and conditioning routine. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 100.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 102: Judo: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces basic body mechanics of throwing, sweeping, grappling, and submission skills used in Judo and for self-defense. Presents the history of Judo, rules of the sport and proper safety and falling techniques. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 103: Judo: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Emphasizes the execution of proper skills and movements rather than the contact itself. Incorporates both offensive and defensive movements. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 102 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 104: Karate: Introduction. 1 credit.
Emphasizes techniques, forms (kata), and sets (drills) from Karate, which combines art and science. Relates techniques with motion and principles and builds on the previous skills to create a web of knowledge. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 105: Karate: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Reviews information and refines skills developed in the introductory class. Introduces new forms and techniques to increase skill performance at the next level. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 104.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 106: Krav Maga: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces students to the principles and practice of Krav Maga, an Israeli system of self-protection. Involves knowledge of threat response, skill training in self-protection, and mental preparation for defensive tactics. Prepares students in appropriate protective action in situations of threat or attack. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 107: Krav Maga: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Continues training in Krav Maga skills for experienced students. Explores multiple opponents, defending third parties, decision making skills, using & defending against weapons, and fight strategy. Notes: Students with injuries or pre-existing conditions that affect performance must inform the instructor. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 106.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 108: Self Defense: Introduction. 1 credit.
Teaches beginner level of self-defense such as defensive techniques to be used against an attacker along with escapes and submissions from a variety of different attacks. Requires participation in basic sparring with particular attention to safety. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 109: Self Defense: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Teaches more advanced defensive and offensive techniques, building on the student's previous training. Emphasizes continuous improvement in physical and mental fitness. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 108.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 110: Tae Kwon Do: Introduction. 1 credit.
Develop basic skills of Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art that predominantly emphasizes kicking. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 111: Tae Kwon Do: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Develops intermediate -level skills of Tae Kwon Do, building on basic skills learned in the introduction course. Continues to focus on the student's mental development, as well as physical training. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 110.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 112: Tae Kwon Do: Advanced. 1 credit.
Continues to enhance skills of Tae kwon do, focusing on the student's mental development as well as physical training. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 111.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 113: Fencing. 1 credit.
Gives the beginning student basic knowledge of the sport of fencing and teaches the fundamental movements so students can fence at a novice level. Teaches basic officiating and etiquette of the sport. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 118: Cardio Conditioning. 1 credit.
Introduces cardiovascular fitness. Provides students with lectures and multiple cardiovascular workouts. Covers cardiovascular endurance, cardiovascular diseases, body composition, nutrition, and weight management. Teaches the use of cardiovascular equipment and designing a cardiovascular fitness program. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 119: Fitness Walking. 1 credit.
Introduces students to cardiovascular exercise as it relates to a healthy lifestyle and improved quality of life. Covers design, implementation, and evaluation of a personal walking plan based on current fitness levels. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 120: Weight Training/ Body Conditioning. 1 credit.
Introduce students to fitness and healthy lifestyles. Provides students with an overview of the various types of weight training, with an emphasis on circuit weight training method. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 121: Backpacking: Introduction. 2 credits.
Introduces practical and experiential activities for students with starting knowledge of backpacking. Involves discussions, demonstrations, and activities that teach the basics of backpacking. Covers equipment selection, map and compass skills, backcountry cooking, staying healthy in the outdoors, safety and emergency procedures, backcountry ethics (Leave No Trace), and natural history. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 122: Exploring Outdoor Adventure. 2 credits.
Provides students an introduction to leadership theory and practice in planning outdoor adventure activities. Focuses on building skills necessary to engage in a wide range of individual outdoor adventure activities such as orienteering, geocaching, canoeing, rock climbing, and challenge course team building. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 123: Geocaching. 1 credit.
Introduces geocaching using a map, compass, and GPS to navigate to a location. Involves discussion, practical application, and research. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 124: Horsemanship: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces the basics of horseback riding and horsemanship. Emphasizes how to care for a horse, tack a horse, and basic riding skills such as walking, trotting, and jumping small obstacles. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 125: Horsemanship: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Builds the intermediate skills of horseback riding and horsemanship. Emphasizes technical riding and advancing basic horseback riding skills (e.g. figure S's, serpentines, and change of direction). Focuses on how equitation affects the horse and horse behavior affects riding and safety. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 124.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 129: Mountain Biking. 2 credits.
Provides students with the fundamentals of mountain biking through skills aimed to master techniques in descending and ascending hills, negotiating obstacles, and stopping. Skills in maintaining a bike and appreciation of terrain, navigation, and safety will also be covered. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 130: Introduction to Marksmanship. 1 credit.
Orients users of air powered rifles and pistols in firearm safety during international level target shooting and other competitive marksmanship. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 131: Downhill Skiing. 1 credit.
Teaches and refines basic skills and techniques of downhill skiing including becoming familiar with use of ski equipment, terminology, and safety rules. Includes lecture and field experience to improve downhill skiing skills. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 132: Snowboarding. 1 credit.
Teaches and refines basic skills and techniques of snowboarding; includes becoming familiar with use of equipment, terminology, and safety rules. Includes lecture and field experience to improve snowboarding skills. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 133: Indoor Rock Climbing: Intro. 1 credit.
Introduces equipment, techniques, safety, and planning related to basic rock climbing. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 134: Rock Climbing: Introduction. 2 credits.
Teaches basic climbing terms, techniques, equipment, and safety practices for top rope belay climbing and rappelling. Builds on communication skills and trust. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 136: Pistol Marksmanship. 1 credit.
Introduces students to marksmanship skills in Olympic sport and target shooting. Increases students' knowledge of shooting safety, position shooting, equipment care and maintenance, and shooting sports competition methods and techniques. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 137: Trap and Skeet Shooting: Intro. 2 credits.
Designed to educate the student on gun and range safety. Includes hands-on learning of the games trap and skeet, where competitors fire at clay targets (approximately 4 1/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches in height) launched from a trap at varying angles. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 138: Trap and Skeet Shooting: Intermediate. 2 credits.
Increases the skill competencies in trap shooting. Includes hands-on learning of the different trap games (16-yard, handicap, doubles, and Olympic trap shoot on a wobble trap) where competitors fire at clay targets (approximately 4 � inches in diameter and 1 � inches in height) launched from a trap at varying angles. Emphasizes gun and range safety. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 137 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 139: Archery: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces students to competitive archery. Provides instruction for shooting safety, proper form and technique, equipment maintenance, and rules for competing in Olympic style FITA tournaments. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 140: Rifle Marksmanship. 1 credit.
Introduces students to marksmanship skills in Olympic style small bore competition target shooting. Increases students' knowledge of firearm safety, international target shooting styles, equipment care and maintenance, and shooting sports competition methods and techniques for rifle target shooting. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 141: Basketball: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces the basic elements of basketball, including dribbling, passing, shooting, tactics, and strategy. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 143: Soccer: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces the basic elements of soccer including dribbling, kicking, passing, trapping, tactics, and strategy. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 144: Soccer: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Prepares the experienced soccer player in the aspects of the competitive game. Applies skills-training to competitive and recreational play. Covers strategies of offense and defense and variation of different systems of play. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 143.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 145: Volleyball: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces students to fundamental knowledge and basic skills of volleyball. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 151: Badminton: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces the fundamental skills, rules, and strategies of badminton. Covers basic techniques and etiquette of both singles and double play. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 152: Pickleball. 1 credit.
Introduces basic knowledge and skills to play Pickleball such as forehand, backhand, ground strokes, volleys and serves, as well as the rules and strategies for singles and doubles play. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 153: Racquetball: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces basic racquetball terms, rules, scoring, safety, and techniques for the forehand, backhand, overhead, and serve, as well as singles and doubles strategies. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 154: Racquetball: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Teaches intermediate skills, including ceiling shots, kill shots, passing shots, back wall strokes, advanced serves, court positions, and tactics and strategies for singles and doubles. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 153 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 155: Tennis: Introduction. 1 credit.
Teaches tennis terms, rules, scoring, techniques for the forehand and backhand ground strokes, volley, overhead, and serve, as well as basic strategy for singles and doubles. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 156: Tennis: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Prepares experienced tennis player in advanced skills: point play, control of pace, direction, and depth of forehand and back hand, ground strokes, and topspin and underspin. Instructs tactical use of volley, styles of play, and strategies for singles and doubles. Introduces principles to refereeing. Applies skills-training to competitive and recreational play. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 155.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 157: Squash: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces basic squash terms, rules, scoring, safety, and techniques for drives, volleys, wall boasts, and serves, as well as singles and doubles strategies. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 161: Scuba Diving: Basic. 2 credits.
Provides training toward certification as an open water SCUBA diver. Emphasizes snorkeling (free diving introduction) and SCUBA skills. Covers safe diving skills, the physics of diving, equipment care and maintenance, diving fitness, underwater navigation, record keeping, and other basic SCUBA knowledge. Qualifies students for open water certification by Scuba Schools International (SSI). Requires strong swimming skills, high comfort level under water and physical and mental conditioning compatible with SCUBA industry diving safety standards. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 162: Swimming: Beginning. 1 credit.
Develops a knowledge base and basic swimming skills for the weak swimmer and non-swimmer, and makes them water safe. Includes, but are not limited to, locomotion and propulsive movements in a prone and supine position, breath control, rhythmic breathing, beginning diving techniques, personal safety, and rescue skills to maintain a water-safe environment. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 163: Swimming: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Builds on basic-level swimming skills by providing practice for confidence, refinement of coordination, and improvement of other aquatic skills. Presents more advanced swimming strokes and focuses on physical conditioning and aquatic safety. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 162.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 169: Golf: Introduction. 1 credit.
Teaches basic golf terms, rules, and techniques for the full swing, putting, chipping, and pitching, as well as playing on a golf course. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 170: Golf: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Designed for students with basic golf knowledge and skills. Includes course strategies, course management, the proper use of the rules, club selection, speed of play, skill building, and different golf formats. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 169.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 171: Latin Dance. 1 credit.
Provides knowledge base of dance fundamentals and skill development in various Latin dances and will include basic rhythms, dance positions, floor alignments, techniques of leading and following, and maintenance of dance frame in partner dancing. Introduces dances which may include but not restricted to Merengue, Mambo, Samba, Salsa, and Bachata. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 172: Social Dance. 1 credit.
Provides a knowledge base of dance fundamentals and skill development in various ballroom dances and includes basic rhythms, dance positions, floor alignments, techniques of leading and following, and maintenance of dance frame in partner dancing. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 173: Social Dance II. 1 credit.
Provides an introduction to the tango and additional patterns for popular social dance that may include the fox trot, waltz, cha-cha, rumba, and Eastern swing. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 174: Competitive Latin and Ballroom Dance. 1 credit.
Increase knowledge base of dance fundamentals and skill development in the competitive style of Latin and Ballroom dances. Focuses on alignments, techniques of leading and following, and maintenance of dance frame in partner dancing in competitive dances. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 171 or 172 or 173.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 181: Meditation: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces students to philosophical foundations of meditation. Guides in the practice of meditation and its application to daily mental focus and concentration. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 182: Pilates: Introduction. 1 credit.
Provides the history and basic foundations of Pilates including an introduction to beginning Pilates exercises and their proper execution; exploration of modifications for certain exercises and the various props which may be used in the group class setting. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 183: Pilates: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in Pilates techniques and exercises. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 182.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 184: Tai Chi: Introduction. 1 credit.
Increase awareness of the mind and body. Introduces basic principles of Chi (energy) and Yin Yang (polarity) and how they apply to the body through practicing the Tai Chi movements. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 185: Tai Chi: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Teaches Tai Chi Weapon (Tai Chi Straight Sword), as well as basic principles of Tai Chi. Increases awareness of the mind and body. Indicate number. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 184.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 186: Yoga: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces students to the practice of Hatha yoga. Emphasizes yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) to enhance physical fitness and mental concentration. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
RECR 187: Yoga: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Emphasizes mastery of yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) to enhance physical fitness and mental concentration. Focuses on 10 new yoga poses and practice of the complete Sun Salutation. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 186.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

Secondary Education (SEED)

300 Level Courses

SEED 370: Young Adult Literature in Multicultural Settings. 3 credits.
Examines literary works written for and about young adults, introduces critical issues surrounding teaching of young adult literature in multiculturally diverse schools, and requires reading and review of young adult literature. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 372: Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Covers curricula, current issues, and research literature in secondary school mathematics. Emphasis is on developing different styles of teaching. Field experience is required for those seeking initial teacher licensure. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDCI 372.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 440
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

SEED 406: LGBTQ Issues in Education. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of contemporary issues and concepts related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer persons and communities as they relate to systems, structures, and experiences within educational contexts, such as schools, museums, and community organizations. Focuses on theories, methods, and practices to support learners and educators in settings inclusive of all sexual identities and orientations. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 422: Foundations of Secondary Education. 3 credits.
Analyzes philosophical assumptions, curriculum issues, learning theories, and history associated with current teaching styles. Emphasizes applications to all disciplines taught in secondary schools. Examines educational trends and issues. Note: 15 hours of school-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDUC 422.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12, Secondary Ed - English 6-12, Secondary Ed - Comp Sci 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 440: Human Development, Learning, and Teaching. 3 credits.
Explores processes that influence intellectual, social, emotional, moral, ethical, and physical development of middle and high school students. Examines research and theories for understanding the learning process. Notes: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDUC 372.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12, Secondary Ed - English 6-12, Secondary Ed - Comp Sci 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 466: Teaching Computer Science in Secondary School. 3 credits.
Emphasizes developing different styles of teaching and covers curricula, current issues, and research literature in secondary school computer science. Note: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 440
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Comp Sci 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 469: Teaching English in Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides study of methods, materials, content, and organization of English programs in secondary school. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDCI 469.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 440
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - English 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 472: Advanced Methods for Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Focuses on learning processes for mathematics. Introduces national and state standards regarding content and methodologies for teaching mathematics. Examines instructional methods and materials in relation to secondary mathematical content, curriculum, and assessment. School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDCI 472.
Recommended Corequisite: EDRD 419
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SEED 372C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 473: Teaching Science in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Builds fundamental knowledge of science teaching and learning including standards-based curriculum design and research-based teaching strategies. Notes: School-based field experience required for those seeking initial teacher licensure. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDCI 473.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 440
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 476: Advanced Methods of Teaching Computer Science in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Emphasizes learning processes for computer science (CS). Introduces national and state standards regarding content and methodologies for teaching CS. Examines instructional methods and materials in relation to secondary CS content, curriculum, and assessment. Note: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SEED 466 and SEED 422
Recommended Corequisite: EDRD 419
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Comp Sci 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 479: Advanced Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Guides students in working effectively with national and local standards for teaching secondary English. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDCI 479.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 419
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SEED 469C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - English 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 483: Advanced Methods of Teaching Science in Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides advanced study of teaching and curriculum development based on research and current issues. Emphasizes integrating science and technology, adapting instruction to needs of diverse learners, and promoting safety. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDCI 483.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 419
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SEED 473C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 491: Internship Seminar in Secondary Teaching. 2 credits.
Focuses on critical reflection regarding effects of teacher actions on others; develops skills as a reflective practitioner; presents research-based rationales for instructional decision-making. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: All students must have completed all licensure and all endorsement course work.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ((SEED 422C, 440C and EDRD 419C) and ((SEED 469C and 479C) or (SEED 372C and 472C) or (SEED 473C and 483C) or (SEED 466C and 476C)) and (SEED 492C, 493C, 494C or 496C)).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12, Secondary Ed - English 6-12, Secondary Ed - Comp Sci 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SEED 492: Internship: Secondary Education English. 6 credits.
Provides intensive, supervised clinical experience in English 6-12 classroom in approved school for fall or spring semester. Completion of licensure and all endorsement work required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDCI 490.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SEED 422C, 440C, EDRD 419C, SEED 469C, 479C and 491*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - English 6-12.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
SEED 493: Internship: Secondary Education Math. 6 credits.
Provides intensive, supervised clinical experience in a mathematics grade 6-12 classroom in an approved school for fall or spring semester. Completion of licensure and all endorsement work required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDCI 490.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SEED 422C, 440C, EDRD 419C, SEED 372C, 472C and 491*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
SEED 494: Internship: Secondary Education Science. 6 credits.
Provides intensive, supervised clinical experience in a science grade 6-12 classroom in an approved school for fall or spring semester. Completion of licensure and all endorsement work is required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to EDCI 490.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SEED 422C, 440C, EDRD 419C, SEED 473C, 483C and 491*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12 or Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
SEED 496: Internship: Secondary Education Computer Science. 6 credits.
Provides intensive, supervised clinical experience in computer science grade 6-12 classrooms in approved school for fall or spring semester. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SEED 422C, 440C, EDRD 419C, SEED 466C, 476C and 491*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Comp Sci 6-12.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

SEED 502: Young Adult Literature in Multicultural Settings. 3 credits.
Examines the historical development of literary works written for and about young adults. Considers critical issues surrounding the use and teaching of young adult literature in today’s culturally diverse public schools. Requires the reading and review of young adult literature in a variety of genres. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits. Equivalent to EDCI 570.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SEED 522: Foundations of Secondary Education. 3 credits.
Analyzes philosophical assumptions, curriculum issues, learning theories, and history associated with current teaching styles. Emphasizes applications to all disciplines taught in secondary schools. Examines current educational trends and issues in relation to sociology of secondary school settings. Notes: 15 hours school-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDUC 522.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SEED 540: Human Development and Learning: Secondary Education. 3 credits.
Explores developmental issues associated with middle and high school students, and theories that provide basis for understanding learning process. Addresses implications for designing instruction and curriculum. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDUC 672.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Secondary Ed - Biology 6-12, Secondary Ed - Chemistry 6-12, Secondary Ed - Mathematic 6-12, Secondary Ed - English 6-12, Secondary Ed - Comp Sci 6-12, Secondary Ed - Physics 6-12, Secnd Ed - Earth Science 6-12 or Secondary Education Licensure.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SEED 566: Teaching Computer Science in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Emphasizes developing different styles of teaching and covers curricula, current issues, and research literature in secondary school computer science. Note: School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 540
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Secondary Ed-Computer Science or Secondary Education Licensure.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SEED 567: Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides teacher candidates an introduction to methods, frameworks, and practices of teaching social studies in secondary schools. Notes: Requires 15 hours of school-based field experience. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 567.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 540
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SEED 569: Teaching English in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides study of methods, materials, content, and organization of English programs in secondary school. Notes: 15 hours school-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 569.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 540
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SEED 572: Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Emphasizes developing different styles of teaching and covers curricula, current issues, and research literature in secondary school mathematics. Notes: 15 hours of school-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 572.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 540
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SEED 573: Teaching Science in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Provides study of methods, materials, content, and organization of science programs. Emphasizes curriculum planning, current methodologies, safety, and trends in secondary schools. Note: Students must also complete 15 hours of field experience. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 573.
Recommended Corequisite: SEED 540
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

SEED 667: Advanced Methods of Teaching Social Sciences in the Secondary School. 3 credits.
Emphasizes interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction and implementing national state standards, authentic assessment, and adaptations for diverse populations. Notes: School-based clinical experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDCI 669.
Recommended Prerequisite: SEED 522 and SEED 540
Recommended Corequisite: EDRD 619
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SEED 567B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Secondary Ed - Hist/Soc Sci.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SEED 669: Advanced Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary School. 3 credits.