EDEL U615. Science in the Elementary School (3) Reinforces the science
background of practicing elementary teachers. Innovations are examined.
Emphasis is placed on methods, materials, community resources and
EDEL U642. Teaching Mathematics to Young Children (3) Analysis
of a developmental approach to teaching children under the age of nine.
EDEL U645. Diagnostic Teaching of Arithmetic (3) Analysis of the
concepts and skills of arithmetic in the school mathematics curriculum;
exploration of diagnostic-prescriptive teaching methods.
EDEL U648. Teaching Mathematics to Students in Grades 4-6 (3)
Instructional approaches and materials for teaching elementary school
mathematics, grades 4-6.
EDEL U698. Topics in Elementary Education (1-3)
EDEL U699. Independent Study (3)
EDEL U715. The Elementary School Curriculum (3) Critical study of the
modern elementary school curriculum.
EDEL U717. Curriculum Problems in the Elementary School (3) A careful
examination of the persistent problems of elementary schools (grouping,
promotions, etc.) and the best solutions in terms of research findings and
expert opinion. Prerequisite: EDEL U715.
EDEL U720. Middle Organization and Curriculum (3) An overview of
the development of the middle school, history, purposes and organization
and an in-depth analysis of middle school organization and curriculum. The
characteristics of middle school students, methods of evaluating students,
and the overall curricular program are also considered.
EDEL U745. Teaching Elementary Problem Solving, Geometry, and
Measurement Topics (3) Analysis of the school curriculum and instructional
methods in the designated areas of mathematics; exploration of appropriate
outcomes of instruction.
EDEL U760. Implementing Social Studies in the Elementary/Middle
School (3) The selection of teaching procedures and instructional materials
used to teach social studies in the elementary school will be investigated.
EDEL U780. Seminar in Elementary Education (3) Students will synthesize
their graduate studies for a master’s degree in elementary education.
Prerequisites: 30 hours of Program of Study courses which must include EDPS
U705, EDRM U700, EDFO U744 and EDEL U715 or EDEL U720.
EDEL U783. Advanced Study of the Teaching of Mathematics in
the Middle or Junior High School (3) Historical developments and
recent innovations in curricula, resources, and techniques in the teaching
of mathematics in the middle or junior high school. Investigative research
into the improvement of instruction is required.
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (EDFO)
EDFO U744. Philosophy and Education (3) The functional considerations
governing educational theories and practices.
LITERACY EDUCATION (EDLC)
EDLC U720. Foundations of Literacy (3) An overview of reading and its
curricular implications. Emphasis will be placed on developing teachers'
knowledge and understanding of the linguistic, psychological, and social
foundations of reading and writing instruction.
EDLC U721. Instructional Strategies for Reading in Grades PK-5 (3)
Demonstration and critical evaluation of reading and writing instructional
approaches. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based approaches, instructional
materials and integrative, comprehensive, balanced curricula
necessary to support student learning in the PK-5th grade classroom.
EDLC U721 V. Instructional Strategies for Reading in Grades PK-5:
Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (3) Demonstration
and critical evaluation of reading and writing instructional approaches for
students with visual impairments. Emphasis will be placed on evidencebased
approaches, how to adapt instructional materials and integrative,
comprehensive, balanced curricula necessary to support students with
visual impairment in the PK-5th grade classroom.
EDLC U722. Developing Literacy from Kindergarten through Second
Grade (3) Literacy instruction from oral language through emergent literacy.
Emphasis will be placed on developing phonemic awareness and concepts
about print, and on scaffolding the transition through emergent literacy into
the initial stages of reading and writing. Related, developmentally appropriate
assessments will be considered as tools for focusing literacy support.
EDLC U723. Developing Literacy from Grades Three through Eight
(3) Literacy instruction in grades three through eight supporting the transition
of learners from the initial stages of reading and writing into fluency.
Emphasis will be placed on integrating literacy instruction throughout the
curriculum. Developmentally appropriate literacy assessments as well as
techniques for supporting struggling readers and writers will be included.
EDLC U724. Diagnostic Assessment in Grades PK-5 (3) Diagnostic
assessments and differentiated reading strategies. Emphasis will be
placed on administering assessments, interpreting results and matching
research-based strategies to meet the needs of PK-5 students. Meets Read
to Succeed requirements.
EDLC U727. Reading and Writing in the Content Areas: PK-5 (3)
Demonstration and critical evaluation of strategies and structures to promote
effective content area literacy. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based
approaches and how to incorporate literacy into cross-disciplinary content
areas in the PK-5th grade classroom.
EDLC U728. Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3)
A survey of reading and writing strategies for supporting learn
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