health care systems. Prerequisites: NURS U733.
NURS U735. Nursing Leadership Practicum (3) Transition into the
role of nurse leader. A minimum of 250 hours is required to develop core
competencies of the nursing leader, which are communication, knowledge,
leadership, professionalism, and business skills. Prerequisites: NURS U733.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES
INSTRUCTION & TEACHER EDUCATION (EDIT)
EDIT U610. Professional Development: Integrated Reading and
Writing Instruction (3) Theoretical bases and techniques for teaching
reading and writing in the elementary school, using multiple subject areas.
EDIT U611. Professional Development: Concepts and Practices of
Whole Language (3) Development of concepts, materials, and practices
to implement a whole language philosophy. Prerequisite: An introductory
course in reading or permission of the instructor.
EDIT U612. Professional Development: Storytelling in the Classroom
(3) Theoretical and practical applications of applying stories and storytelling
to 4K-12 school curriculum.
EDIT U614. Professional Development: Storytelling and Creative
Writing (3) Integrate proven exercises and techniques into the process of
story conceptualization, creation, and revision as a basis for teaching creative
writing in the K-12 classroom.
EDIT U631. Using Innovative Technology to Support Instruction I (3)
Study of open-source software, web tools, advanced office tools. Instructional
application, copyright issues, and technology limitations are explored.
EDIT U633. Using Innovative Technology to Support Instruction II
(3) Advanced, in-depth development of skills using current and emerging
EDIT U634. Integrating Multi-Media Technology in the K-12 Class-room
(3) Utilization of technology in the classroom. Instructional design,
long/short-range planning are explored.
EDIT U651. Professional Development: Selected Topics in Teaching
Science (3) Primarily for elementary, secondary and middle school teachers.
Teachers at other levels may be accepted.
EDIT U655. Professional Development: Teaching Environmental Edu-cation
(3) Rationale and strategies for teaching environmental education.
EDIT U660. Professional Development: Issues in Writing Instruction
(K-12) (6) Issues in the teaching of writing, with emphasis on classroom
applications K-12 and program development.
EDIT U670. Professional Development: Career Technologies (3) Devel-opment
of understanding School-to-Work issues and developing curriculum
that connects schools with the workplace. Strategies for using technological
resources as diagnostic tools in the career development process are included.
EDIT U672. Professional Development: Educators in Industry (3)
Provides educators opportunities to understand the changing world of
work and the current technology of the workplace. Course includes on-site
opportunities in today's worksite.
EDIT U680. Professional Development: Topics in Education (3) Explora-tion
of a current topic in education with emphasis on classroom application.
EDIT U690. Professional Development: Issues and Trends in Educa-tion
(1-6) Exploration of a current topic in education with emphasis on
EDPD U632. Professional Development: Field Problems in Educa-tion
I (3) Selected educational problems will be identified and explored
and probable solutions developed. Emphasis will be on providing practicing
school personnel an opportunity to work cooperatively, under supervision,
toward solutions to problems that are of immediate concern to them.
Activities will include seminars, review of literature, observations, case
studies, materials development and other applicable approaches. Emphasis
will be placed on the development of a comprehensive proposal designed
to alleviate or solve problems identified.
SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ENSL)
ENSL U708. Introduction to Linguistics (3) An overview of language
and linguistics and their relationship to teaching and learning. Attention
will be given to phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics
as they relate to linguistic theory; to issues of language use; to questions
of language in the social context, particularly in the K-12 classroom; and
to issues of language acquisition and language learning.
ENSL U718. Techniques for Teaching English to K-12 Second Language
Learners (3) Principles and strategies for developing and implementing
effective instruction for K-12 second language learners. Attention will be
given to a variety of philosophies and models for teaching English to second
language learners, variables affecting the learning of English by second
language learners, and learning strategy research. Corequisite: ENSL U760
(1 hour credit).
ENSL U728. Literacy Instruction for K-12 Second Language Learners
(3) Theories of first and second language acquisition and literacy acquisition.
Attention is given to strategies and techniques for guiding second language
learners through the reading and writing process and for assessing progress
in literacy acquisition. Corequisite: ENSL U760 (1-2 hours credit).
ENSL U748. Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Education (3) Impact
of linguistic and cultural differences characterizing US classrooms today.
Attention will be given to issues, challenges, and opportunities for teach-ing
and learning resulting from diversity. Appropriate curricula, materials,
assessment, and home-school collaboration strategies will be considered.
ENSL U758. Assessment of Second Language Learners (3) Educational
assessment of academic achievement K-12 second language learners.
Content focuses on authentic assessment within the classroom, and includes
psychometric statistics and theory, review of commonly-used standard-
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