EDCI 6240 Education or Incarceration: Schools, Communities, and the Prison Industrial Complex
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

As the population of incarcerated people in the U.S. grows to over two million and the rate of African American and Latino Youth Prisoners continues to rise, students in this course will investigate the school-to-prison pipeline, the prison industrial complex, and the implications of education. Through an examination of readings in educational policy, cultural studies, history, and sociology, as well as through dialogue, debate, and fieldwork, students will consider ways to challenge prevailing assumptions about education and incarceration. Cross-listed with EDCI 3240.

EDCI 6540 Principles of Instruction in Middle Childhood Mathematics and Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides the pedagogical content knowledge necessary for effective middle school instruction in mathematics and science. Students engage in lesson and curriculum planning, teaching strategies and methods, content, and technology for middle grades mathematics and science education.

EDCI 6560 Principles of Instruction in Middle Childhood Language Arts and Social Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides the pedagogical content knowledge necessary for effective middle school instruction in language arts and social studies. Students engage in lesson and curriculum planning, teaching strategies and methods, content, and technology for middle grades language arts and social studies education.

EDCI 6600 Introduction to Secondary Teaching
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines the nature of secondary students and schools. Explores instructional materials, teaching strategies, technology, and effective teaching. Includes experiences in reflective teaching and micro-teaching.

EDCI 7020 Middle Schools in a Diverse Society
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines the rationale for middle schools, organizational patterns, nature of students, and the linkages among schools, families, and communities.

EDCI 7400 Curriculum Issues in Middle Childhood Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Explores theory and practice of interdisciplinary, child-centered teaching, and effective learning in middle grades classrooms.

EDCI 7420 Assessment Issues in the Middle Grades
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Explores assessment and instruction issues and cases in major learning areas (reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) with an emphasis on common areas of attention, comprehension, memory, concept learning, problem-solving, and motivation. Alternative means of assessment and evaluation are explored.

EDCI 7540 Theory and Pedagogy in Middle Childhood Mathematics and Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides theory and pedagogy necessary for effective middle school instruction in mathematics and science. Approaches for integrating mathematics and science curricula are learned in a school setting.

EDCI 7560 Theory and Pedagogy in Middle Childhood Language Arts and Social Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides theory and pedagogy necessary for effective middle school instruction in language arts and social studies. Approaches for integrating language arts and social studies curricula are learned in a social setting.

EDCI 7660 Practicum I
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course is a supervised practice in an approved instructional setting. A member of the faculty maintains close supervision.

EDCI 7670 Practicum II
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course is a supervised practice in an approved instructional setting. A member of the faculty maintains close supervision.

EDCI 7680 Practicum III
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course is a supervised practice in an approved instructional setting. A member of the faculty maintains close supervision.

EDCI 7680B Practicum II: Advanced Teaching and Supervision
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EDCI 7980, EPEL 7000, EPEL 7020, EPEL 7680B
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course is a supervised practice in an approved instructional setting. A member of the faculty maintains close supervision.

EDCI 7975 Seminar for Graduate Assistants
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 9.0
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course.
This course is designed to inform the students of policies and procedures needed to complete an assistantship. Professional ethics associated with teaching, research planning, management, and accounting procedures are reviewed. The course focuses on the teaching and research being conducted in order to further the understanding of all students involved in teaching and research. (Repeatable).

EDCI 7980 Teaching and Learning in Urban Contexts
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focuses on the examination of the historical and contemporary notions of urban education and the analysis of critical sociocultural and policy-related factors related to teaching and learning in urban contexts. The student undertakes an interdisciplinary analytic approach to defining, analyzing, and evaluating topics relevant to urban school systems and their teachers, students, and community, and the consequential teaching and learning.

EDCI 8400 Complexities of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students explore the theory, research, and practice of curriculum design in school subjects and the aspects of effective teaching and learning across a broad spectrum of learners and learning environments.

EDCI 8550 Trends and Issues in Middle Childhood Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students explore the current problems, trends, and curricular issues related to middle childhood education.

EDCI 8650 Curriculum and Instruction in Contemporary Urban Settings
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course focuses on the complex relationship between schools, the curriculum taught (explicit and hidden) and the larger society of which these are a part. Teacher leaders need to be able to see curriculum and instructional issues within a broad historical and sociopolitical context to understand how policies are intentionally or unintentionally developed, and to comprehend the links between policies and outcomes and its impact on curriculum. This course is designed to undertake an analytic approach to defining, analyzing, and evaluating topics relevant to urban school systems and its teachers, students, and community, and the consequential teaching and learning within all content areas and grade levels. Students will analyze the interplay of curriculum and instruction within the intended and unintended consequences of many processes: ideological, social, judicial, scientific, political, and economic.

EDCI 8810 Directed Readings and Research in Teaching and Learning
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 9.0
Description

Provides opportunity for students to focus attention on a specific area of interest in teaching and learning not covered in regular course offering. Directed reading may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

EDCI 8900 Educational Inquiry and Assessment in Educational Contexts
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine alternative research paradigms, examples of sound research and critical interpretation, and evaluation of research for school and student assessment purposes in the field. (Repeatable).

EDCI 8960 Seminar in Leadership and Supervision in Teaching and Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EdS students
Description

Seminar focuses on leadership in teaching and learning and issues of school change, supervision, and curriculum. Seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

EDCI 8970 Seminar in Teaching and Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PhD students
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Seminar focuses on range of major issues in teaching and learning the theoretical and empirical underpinnings, and the critique of alternative research, policy, and practice options. (Repeatable).

EDCI 8980 Seminar in Professional Learning and Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course focuses on the theory, research, and practice related to teacher professional learning and development in school settings. Students will explore relevant research-based beliefs and experiences, classic and contemporary scholarship, best practice models, and political and societal contexts for a range of educator growth from novice through expert levels.

EDCI 8990 Educational Specialist Scholarly Inquiry
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course.
Focuses on the design, implementation, and documentation of the scholarly inquiry requirement for the Ed.S. degree. Research may extend beyond one term.

EDCI 9660 Internship
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students conduct research or a teaching apprenticeship. Focuses on class or conference study of problems encountered by the advanced intern with remainder of time in application of principles. Internship may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

EDCI 9760 Seminar in Teacher Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Seminar focuses on a range of major issues in teacher education including the study and critique of the history, theories, research and/or emerging issues in the preparation and professional development of teachers. (Repeatable).

EDCI 9850 Research Seminar
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "S" is required for this course
Description

Considers the identification, planning, and implementation of advanced research projects. Seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

EDCI 9900 Critique of Educational Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students critically examine theoretical and empirical work in their fields and in the area of research focus.

EDCI 9990 Dissertation
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 9.0
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for completion of the dissertation.
Involves the research and writing of the doctoral dissertation. Dissertation may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).