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EDUC 7440 Self in Society: Decolonizing Educator Identities Toward Excellence in Urban Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course centers the documented need for teachers to be self-aware of their positioning in society and reflective of their work as educators. As a foundational course in the Endorsement of Urban Education, this course centers the self in relation to society and structures of power toward helping the learner best engage their current and future students–and anyone they will come to teach. Students use an ecological identity development theory to afford a nuanced view of how our “self” is constructed socially, culturally, politically and historically–all through a decolonizing lens, one that allows us to name and work toward undoing oppressive histories. This course satisfies Strand 1 of 3 in the Urban Education Endorsement.

EDUC 7460 Culturally and Historically Responsive Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course blends blend history, theory and practice for understanding and implementing culturally and historically responsive educational practices in classrooms and communities. Students critically reflect and engage in issues of culture, identity, equity, inclusion, and criticality in education for teaching and learning.

EDUC 7777 Field Experiences in International Education
Credit Hours 0.0 - 3.0
Requirements Students must participate in the international travel required for this course
Description

Modern communication technologies have increasingly made the countries of the world more interdependent. This interdependency can be either positive or negative. This course seeks to provide students with a global perspective on education and society, and its impact on both culture and world affairs. This course will concentrate specifically on the educational system and customs of the host country. Lectures and class discussions, utilizing the student’s first hand experiences, will be directed toward cultural analysis of the host country with special focus on how educational systems help shape national consciousness. Cross-listed with EDUC 3333.