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Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS)

https://ced.ncsu.edu/tels/

The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences advances education through scholarship, leadership, and advocacy. We prepare professionals who are committed to equity and social justice, have deep content knowledge, demonstrate strong working knowledge of effective pedagogies, and realize the potential of digital technologies to enhance learning. We shape the field of education by engaging in research that addresses current challenges, and by participating in cross-disciplinary work that deals with real problems in forward-looking ways.  The department exemplifies an innovative merging of teacher education and the learning sciences that results in new pathways for teaching, scholarship, leadership, and service. The preparation that our students receive is unmatched in scope, priorities, and outcomes, assuring that our graduates are able to make profound contributions to education and society. 

With over 300 undergraduate students, 200 graduate students, and 30 full-time faculty members, we offer more than 10 programs spanning the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels. We are the place where a deep understanding of current issues in teaching and learning comes together with a forward-looking vision for the promises of equity and digital learning to push the field of education forward.

Our nationally ranked graduate degree and certificate programs are led by faculty and staff who are committed to the success of our students.  For information about our graduate programs, please go to https://ced.ncsu.edu/tels/graduate-programs/

Professors

Cathy Crossland
Special Education

John Lee
Social Studies Education

Patricia Marshall
Curriculum and Development Supervision

John Nietfeld
Educational Psychology

Ed Sabornie, Sp. Ed. Program Coordinator
Special Education

Hiller Spires
Literacy Education

Paola Sztajn, Department Head
Mathematics Education


Associate Professors

Candy Beal
Social Studies Education

Sarah Carrier
Science Education

Dennis Davis
Literacy Education

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby
Educational Psychology

Deniz Eseryel
Digital Learning and Teaching

Michael Evans, DL&T Program Coordinator
Digital Learning and Teaching

Jessica Hunt
Special Education

Meghan Manfra
Social Studies Education

James Minogue, Director of Undergraduate Programs
Science Education

Kevin Oliver
Digital Learning and Teaching

Margareta Thomson, Ed. Psych. Program Coordinator
Educational Psychology

Angela Wiseman
Literacy Education

Carl Young, MSL Program Coordinator
English Education


Assistant Professors

Michelle Falter
English Education

DeLeon Gray
Educational Psychology

Jill Grifenhagen
Literacy Education

Teomara Rutherford
Educational Psychology

Temple Walkowiak
Mathematics Education

Jonee Wilson
Mathematics Education


Teaching Associate Professors

Laura Bottomley
Engineering Education

Ann Harrington, ELM Program Coordinator
Literacy Education


Teaching Assistant Professors

Valerie Faulkner
Mathematics Education

Joanna Koch
Social Studies/Diversity Education

Jonathan McKeown
Digital Learning and Teaching


Lecturer

Cheryl Caddell
Initial Licensure Program BME


Clinical Faculty

Melanie Smith
Managing Director, SUCCEED


Supervisors

April Bartley
University-School Partnership Supervisor

Betsy Knight
School Partnership Liaison

Kari Kuebel
School Partnership Liaison

Keith Walkowiak
University-School Partnership Coordinator

ECI - Curriculum and Instruction Courses

ECI 201 Intro to Instructional Technology for Educators 3.

Introduction to effective technology integration in teaching practices across the curriculum for pre-service teachers. Exploration of different technology-based tools commonly integrated in instruction, including desktop, Internet/ Web-based, mobile, and cloud applications. Examination of integration challenges using relevant, real-world examples from current teacher practices. Planning for student-centered, project- based lessons that make use of diverse technologies.

ECI 204 Intro to Teaching 1-2.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; Corequisite: ED 204.

For prospective teachers in Middle and Secondary Business and Marketing, English, Foreign Languages, Language Arts, and Social Studies. Emphasis on what it means to be an educator as well as differing aspects and procedures of instruction and analysis of competencies required of teachers. The course has a required fieldwork component in local K-12 school, and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the schools. students are required to puchase internship liability insurance to participate in this course. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge. This course is restricted to Teacher Education majors.

ECI 205 Introduction to Teaching Humanities and social Sciences 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

For prospective teachers in secondary and middle years social studies, English, language arts, and foreign languages. An emphasis on differing aspects and procedures of instruction and analysis of competencies required of teachers. Field work in avariety of education settings including an extended period in one curriculum area.

ECI 296 Special Topics in Education 1-3.

Individual or group study of particular areas of education at the freshman and sophomore levels. Specific topics will vary from semester to semester.

ECI 305 Principles of Teaching Diverse Populations 3.
Prerequisite: ED 204.

Impact of cultural factors on experiences of teachers and students in contemporary schools. Teaching techniques and development of instructional plans to enhance schooling experiences of culturally diverse students.

ECI 306 Middle Years Reading 3.
Prerequisite: Six hours in ED or PSY.

Reading skills in middle years education developed with emphasis on application of the reading process to content area.

ECI 307 Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum 3.
Prerequisite: ENG 101.

For prospective teachers of all disciplines in middle/high school. Practical strategies for writing as a learning tool and for teaching writing. Lesson plans, assignments, experiences appropriate to content areas. Focus on writing, writing instruction, and technology. Separate sections for Middle Grades (MSL) and English (LTN) majors.

ECI 309 Teaching in the Middle Years 3.
Prerequisite: Six hours in ED or PSY.

Nature and purposes of middle grades education. Early adolescent development, curriculum, teaching/learning methods, school organization, and characteristics of effective middle years teachers. Includes field experience.

ECI 332 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3.
Prerequisite: For credentialed health professionals only.

Emphasis on education of the public regarding general health concerns including cancer, cardiovascular disease, accident prevention, nutrition, drugs, alcohol, mental health, sexuality, and environmental hazards.

ECI 333 Health Care Delivery 3.

The historical basis of health care delivery in the U. S. with emphasis on hospitals, health maintenance organizations, ambulatory care centers, ambulatory surgery, nursing homes, and private care practice. Philosophical issues of funding health care, promoting health care, and the training of health care workers.

ECI 335 Planning Classroom and Clinical Curricula 3.
Prerequisite: For Certification Majors: EOE 101, 205 ; For Non-Certification Majors: EOE 101. For credentialed health professionals.

Procedures for planning health occupations curricula for classroom and clinical settings. Practice in writing, updating, and refining health curriculum with emphasis on selection and sequencing. Comparison of styles of writing curricula. Roles and responsibilities of healthy curriculum planner.

ECI 336 Strategies for Teaching a Health Occupations Course 3.
Prerequisite: For credentialed health professionals.

Planning and implementation of effective instructional strategies for clinical and classroom settings. The nature of the teaching/learning process, psychological and philosophical aspects of teacher choice of various strategies.

ECI 405 Literature for Adolescents 3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing..

The history, types, and characteristics of literature for adolescents. Emphasizes reading and analyzing the literature by exploring the themes, literary elements, and rationale for teaching literature for adolescents. Addresses ways in which this literature can be integrated and implemented in English/Language Arts curriculum.

ECI 414 Human Relations and Discipline in the Classroom 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 304 or EDP 304 and 6 hours of education.

Designed to help prospective teachers foster positive interpersonal relationships in classrooms, build a sense of community and create a purposive environment for learning. Investigates issues such as group building, active listening, and major approaches to discipline. Uses case studies and problem solving methods.

ECI 416 Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom 3.
Prerequisite: Six hours in ED or PSY.

Provides classroom teachers in all disciplines and grade levels with a knowledge of various handicapping conditions, as well as with techniques to assist exceptional students within the mainstreamed classroom. Required for MSL majors.

ECI 423 Methods and Materials in Teaching Modern Foreign Languages 4.
Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Semester, Corequisite: ECI 424.

Methods and materials of teaching French or Spanish grades K-12 with an emphasis on lesson and unit planning, second language acquisition, national standards, and demonstrations/practice teaching in micro-lessons. This course provides opportunities for prospective French and Spanish teachers to integrate knowledge of their language with effective materials, strategies, and methods of instruction to prepare students for K-12 French or Spanish teaching. The course has a required fieldwork component in local K-12 schools, and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the schools.

ECI 424 Student Teaching in French or Spanish 12.
Prerequisite: Admission to Professional semester, Corequisite: ECI 423.

Teaching experience for prospective teachers of French or Spanish in a selected elementary, middle or high school under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a university faculty supervisor. Additional school observations and on campus seminars are a part of this course. The course has a required fieldwork component in local K-12 schools, and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the schools. Students are covered under the General Statute affording liability protection.

ECI 430 Methods and Materials for Teaching Language Arts in the Middle Grades 4.
Prerequisite: ECI 205,ELP 344,PSY 304 or EDP 304,ECI 309, ECI 306, ECI 307, Senior standing, candidacy in Middle Grades Teacher Education, Corequisite: ECI 435.

Inquiry, activity-oriented course provides opportunities for prospective language arts middle school teachers to integrate knowledge of English with effective materials, strategies, methods of instruction. Students observe middle school classes, plan lessons, and units, practice varied classroom strategies, technologies in micro-lessons. Prepared students for teaching language arts with other content areas in middle schools.

ECI 435 Methods and Materials for Teaching Social Studies in the Middle Grades 4.
Prerequisite: Admission to professional semester.

For preservice middle school social studies teachers. Focus on: teaching and evaluation skills, adaptation of instruction to individual learner differences, identification and creation of instructional materials appropriate for use in social studies teaching.

ECI 438 Medical Law and Ethics 3.

Ethical and legal issues involved in delivering health care, such as euthanasia, reproductive technology, organ transplants, patients' rights, and confidentiality. Classical ethical theories and principles. Systematic review procedures and currentmedical law used to examine current case dilemmas in the health professions.

ECI 442 Field Experience in Business and Marketing Education 3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Supervised off-campus work experience in an approved business and marketing content related job. The work experience relates on-the-job experiences to the technical competencies taught in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for business and marketing education. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the schools. Students are required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in this course. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge. This course is restricted to Teacher Education majors.

ECI 444 Administration of Business and Marketing Education 3.
Prerequisite: ED 204 and ECI 204 and MKE Business and Marketing Education Major.

Development of successful business and information technology, and marketing education programs. Program promotion, managing cooperative education experiences, managing DECA and FBLA chapters, and determining professional development strategies. Primary roles of the business and information technology and marketing education teachers' classroom instruction. Program management, classroom management, management of career-technical student organizations, cooperative education, and program development.

ECI 445 New Literacies, Emerging Technologies, and Electronic Portfolios 2.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing; Corequisite: ECI 430 and ECI 435.

Inquiry, activity-oriented course designed to engage students in theory and practice related to 21st century skills, new literacies, and emerging technologies, as well as focused support for developing the culminating electronic portfolio. Course provides opportunity for pre-service, English Language Arts/ Social Studies middle School teachers to integrate knowledge of English and Social Studies with emerging technologies and digital literacy applications.

ECI 446 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Business and Marketing Education 4.
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Candidacy ; MKE Business and Marketing Education Majors.

Study of the curriculum common to business and information technology and marketing education and the research behind its development. Methods common to instructional planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective business and information technology and marketing education programs are topics included in this course. Twenty hours of field work are required. Student are expected to provide their own transportation to and from assigned public schools. Students are required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in this course. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details in acquiring the insurance and the current charge. MKE students only.

ECI 447 Student Teaching in Business and Marketing Education 9.
Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Semester ; MKE Business and Marketing Education Majors, Corequisite: ECI 494.

Fifteen weeks full-time student teaching business and marketing subjects in the public schools under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Students will develop skills in instruction, evaluation, advisement, administration, and observation. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from assigned public schools. Students are required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in this course. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge. MKE students only.

ECI 448 E-Business Applications in Business and Marketing Education 3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Emphasis on design and construction of advanced web pages, business and marketing applications of electronic commerce, as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues that are related to conducting business in a virtual environment. Content prepares students to apply principles to the business and marketing education curriculum in the public schools. Credit for both ECI 448 and ECI 548 is not allowed.

ECI 450 Methods and Materials in Teaching English 4.
Prerequisite: ECI 204, ELP 344, PSY 304 or EDP 304; Senior standing and admission to Teacher Education candidacy with a Major in English.

Methods and materials of teaching English in grades 9-12, with an emphasis on lesson planning and demonstrations/practice in teaching literature, study skills, speaking, listening, and writing. Taught during the first seven weeks of the semester.

ECI 451 Teaching Reading Across Disciplines 3.
Prerequisite: Six hours in ED or PSY.

Facilitates study of methods and materials for teaching literacy across disciplines. Develops instructional strategies in the use of print and digital texts and media to support disciplinary learning.

ECI 454 Student Teaching in English/Language Arts 1-12.
Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching Professional Semester ; For MSL students: ECI 430, 416, 464.

Provides the prospective teacher with experience in the techniques and skills involved in teaching English in secondary schools or Language Arts in middle schools in a selected off-campus station. Student interns become familiar with the total school program, eventually carrying a full teaching load, and participate in relevant school and community activities. Students are required to provide their own transportation. TED and MSL majors only.

ECI 460 Methods and Materials in Teaching Secondary Social Studies 4.
Prerequisite: ECI 205, ELP 344, Sr. standing and admission to professional semester with a major in either history, sociology, political science.

Teaching techniques, innovations, and development of teaching and evaluation skills in the area of secondary school social studies. Adaptation of instruction to individual learner differences, and selection and design of instructional materials. Taught during the first six weeks of the semester. Taught during the first six weeks of the semester.

ECI 464 Student Teaching in Social Studies 1-8.
Prerequisite: Admission to professional semester, Corequisite: For LTH, LTP, LTS students: ECI 460. For MSL students: ECI 454, 430, 416.

Skills and techniques in teaching social studies in secondary and middle schools. Each student spends ten weeks in a selected off-campus center. The student demonstrates competencies essential for teaching social studies, becomes familiar with thetotal school program, and participates in a variety of school and community activities.

ECI 471 Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory 3.
Prerequisite: NC TEACH Participants.

Topics related to human psychological development. Cognitive, social, physical changes, and their interaction among adolescence. Departmental Approval Required.

ECI 472 Interaction of Classroom Management and Instruction 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 471 ; NC TEACH Participants.

Topics related to teaching in the content area and classroom management. Lesson planning, principles applied to education, measurement and evaluation procedures, behavior therapy, and student motivation. Departmental Approval Required.

ECI 473 Subject Specific Methods 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 472 ; NC TEACH Participants, Corequisite: ECI 474.

Topics related to cultural factors and how they affect teachers and students in the classroom. Instructional techniques and the development of instructional plans that enhance schooling experiences of culturally diverse students. Departmental Approval Required.

ECI 474 Curriculum and Instruction Practices 1 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 472 ; NC TEACH participants, Corequisite: ECI 473.

Topics related to essential skills and concepts needed by beginning teachers. The class focuses on questioning, test preparation, discussion skills, familiarity with national standards, multiple teaching strategies, and assessment + evaluation of students. Departmental Approval Required.

ECI 475 Peer Mentoring in Alternative Licensure 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 474 ; NC TEACH Participants, Corequisite: ECI 476.

Topics related to observing and evaluating fellow teachers in relation to the national state teaching competencies. Classroom observations, videotaping, and group evaluations that are shared and discussed with fellow teachers. Departmental Approval Required.

ECI 476 Curriculum and Instruction Practices 2 3.
Prerequisite: ECE 474 ; NC TEACH Participants, Corequisite: ECI 475.

Topics related to inquiry, activity based instruction, and constructivist principles. Analysis of principles, strategies and application of new teaching approaches. Departmental Approval Required.

ECI 494 Senior Seminar in Business and Marketing Education 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Semester ; MKE Business and Marketing Education Majors, Corequisite: ECI 447.

Discussion and analysis of problems, trends, and issues experienced while student teaching in the public schools.

ECI 496 Special Topics in Education 1-3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or Senior standing.

Individual or group study of special topics in professional education. The topic and mode of study are determined by the faculty member after discussion with the student.

ECI 500 Theory and Practice In Teaching Diverse Populations 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Analysis of literature and research in related to impact of cultural factors on teaching and learning in contemporary schools. Exploration of teaching techniques and curricular directions designed to improve school experiences for diverse populations in K-12 settings.

ECI 501 Foundations of Curriculum 3.
Prerequisite: 12 sem. hrs. graduate ED and PSY.

Origin, development, and current status of elementary and secondary school curriculum and an evaluation of trends and issues likely to influence the curriculum in the future.

ECI 502 Continuous Improvement of School Technology Initiatives 3.

Introduction to the models, strategies, and tools for evaluating and making informed decisions about technology initiatives; examination of technology evaluation case studies, evaluation proposals, and stakeholder reports.

ECI 505 Issues and Trends in Foreign Language Education: Theory & Practice 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

An exploration of theory and practice issues related to foreign language teaching. Inquiry into proficiency-oriented instruction, innovative methodological approaches, the National Standards and learning scenarios, integrating culture, options for testing and assessment, content-based instruction, the role of grammar in second language acquisition, teaching foreign language students with learning disabilities, and Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) in North Carolina. Students will examine case studies related to these topics and engage in a classroom action research project.

ECI 506 Instructional Technology in Foreign Language Education: Addressing the National 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Hands-on experience in appropriately selecting and applying a number of instructional technologies to foreign language teaching and learning in relation to the current National Standards. Analysis and use of effective technology tools including hardware, software, and courseware. Emphasis will be on the application of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) as it integrates the National Standards' goals of Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

ECI 507 Social Justice Education 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 500.

Introduction to principles of social justice education and their centrality in progressive policies and pedagogies that lead to equity in all teaching contexts. Students will develop strategies for successfully incorporating a social justice education framework in scholarship and professional practice.

ECI 508 Teachers as Leaders 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Examines teacher leadership research, theory, and practice. Prepares teachers to assume leadership roles in classrooms, schools, school systems, and the larger educational community. Independent research projects required.

ECI 509 Special Problems in Curriculum and Instruction 1-6.
Prerequisite: Six hours of ED or PSY.

In-depth study of topical problems in curriculum and instruction selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ECI 510 Research Applications In Curriculum and Instruction 3.
Prerequisite: ST 507, Doctoral student, C and I Major.

Focus on current issues and research methods used in the areas of curriculum development and supervision, instructional technology, English education, middle grades education, reading education, social studies education and special education.

ECI 511 Technology Integration Theory and Practice 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Foundational study of technology integration standards, models, and conditions informed by research. Analysis of micro classroom and macro school/institutional technology plans, and development of sample technology plans and projects representative of integration across curricular areas.

ECI 512 Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning 3.

Examination of emerging technologies as applied in educational settings with a focus on related research, case studies, theoretical underpinnings, and strategies for effective integration.

ECI 513 Teaching and Learning with Digital Video 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Development and implementation of digital video within educational contexts and situations. Design of educational watching, analyzing, and creating activities with video. Application of conventions and genres of digital video capture and editing to sample technology projects across curricular areas.

ECI 514 Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Examination of learning theories and research-based principles for multimedia design to select/apply appropriate digital resources and create maximally effective educational products.

ECI 515 Online Collaborations in Education 3.

Examination of models of collaboration, sample online collaborative strategies and projects, tools supportive of cross-classroom collaborations, and research findings from collaborative initiatives.

ECI 516 Design and Evaluation Of Instructional Materials 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Characteristics and selection of various media for instruction and their use in educational settings. Design and production of instructional materials. Analysis of research in the field. Individualized projects and assignments. Application of grounded research and theory concerning learning to design of instructional materials. Structured projects and practical experiences used to transfer design principles and evaluate instructional products.

ECI 517 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Learning Environments 3.

Examination and application of behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist theoretical frameworks underlying the design and development of advanced technology-enhanced learning environments.

ECI 518 Digital Learning Program and Staff Development 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 511, ECI 514, ECI 515, ECI 642.

Study and application of principles related to digital learning program planning, facilities and resource management, and staff development in K-12 settings.

ECI 519 Special Problems in Digital Learning and Teaching 1-6.
Prerequisite: Six hours of ED or PSY.

In-depth study of topical problems in digital learning and teaching selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ECI 520 The Teaching Of Composition 3.
Prerequisite: 9 hrs. of ED, PSY and/or ENG;.

For classroom teachers. Practical field-tested ideas to help students improve as writers by focusing on composition as a process as well as a product. Activities for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, grammar and evaluating with suggestions for individual and group learning. Writing in content areas and composition research/ theory. To take this course in sum. as part of Capital Area Writing Project, student must apply and be selected.

ECI 521 Teaching Literature For Young Adults 3.
Prerequisite: Senior standing or Graduate standing or PBS status.

Designed to acquaint in-service and pre-service teachers with breadth and diversity of contemporary literature for adolescents, with emphasis on teaching young adult literature. Addresses history and themes of young adult literature, readability of materials, reading preferences, literary merit, skills that can be taught through literature, censorship, motivating students to read and organizing literature units.

ECI 522 Trends and Issues in English Language Arts Education 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Consideration of past, current, and future trends and issues in English Language arts instruction, standards, and methodologies. Examination of research, theory, and practice in concert with trends, issues, and questions. Independent research projects required.

ECI 523 Teacher as Researcher 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

This course is designed to introduce the methods and skills required for designing, conducting, interpreting, and applying action research - the systematic inquiry into curriculum, instruction, teaching, and learning. This course will focus on reflective inquiry and practical applications.

ECI 524 Theory and Research in Global Learning 3.

An examination of theoretical frameworks for global learning and comparative studies of various national approaches to K-12 education. This course provides students with multiple lenses through which to consider how we teach and learn given the demands and opportunities present in our interconnected world.

ECI 525 Contemporary Approaches In the Teaching Of Social Studies 3.
Prerequisite: Advanced Undergraduate standing or Graduate standing.

Analysis of principles, strategies and application of new teaching approaches. Structured projects and practical experiences.

ECI 526 Theory and Research On Teaching and Learning Social Studies 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 530 or ECI 525.

A critical analysis of the literature relating to the teaching and learning of social studies and the drawing of implications for instructional practices.

ECI 528 Strategies for Teaching English in Secondary Schools 3.

Methods and materials of teaching English in grades 9-12, with and emphasis on lesson planning and demonstrations/practice in teaching literature, study skills, speaking, listening, media literacy, and writing. Some classes and assignments will be completed in a field setting.

ECI 530 Social Studies In the Elementary School 3.
Prerequisite: Six hrs. in ECI.

Advanced professional training in teaching of social studies for middle grades and elementary teachers, including in-depth introduction to research-based teaching strategies, instructional resources and literature of the field.

ECI 531 Advanced Writing in Education 3.

Appropriate for any specialty area in Education. Focus on writing required in graduate courses, research reviews for educational reports and National Board Certification, writing for educational journals, theses, and dissertations. Opportunities to gain knowledge, tools, and strategies to meet the academic community's standards. Strategies to develop and/or enhance form, style, content, quality of academic writing, and on researching, composing, revising, and editing. Students will compose,self-evaluate and give feedback on the work of their peers. Graduate status.

ECI 535 Methods and Materials for Teaching Social Studies in the Middle Grades 3.

For preservice middle school social studies teachers. Focus on: teaching and evaluation skills, adaptation of instruction to individual learner differences, identification and creation of instructional materials appropriate for use in social studies teaching. Cannot earn credit for ECI 435 and ECI 535.

ECI 537 Teaching Children's Literature 3.

Instructions for educators in quality children's literature, specific needs of young reader, genres of children's literature, strategies for instructing children's literature, ways to target reader's interests, and design of literature units.

ECI 540 Reading In the Elementary School 3.
Prerequisite: Six hrs. ED or PSY.

Theoretical foundations of reading instruction and current methods and materials for teaching reading, with emphasis on planning and implementing reading programs for children in kindergarten through grade six.

ECI 541 Reading In the Content Areas 3.
Prerequisite: Six hours in ED or PSY.

Methods in instruction for applying reading to content areas, with emphasis on means of improving comprehension, vocabulary and learning strategies in subject matter classrooms.

ECI 543 Diagnosis Of Reading Disabilities 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 540 or ECI 541.

Formal and informal instruments for diagnosing reading disabilities including completion of a diagnostic case study describing reading performance of a disabled reader.

ECI 544 Remediation Of Reading Disabilities 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 543.

Advanced approaches to reading remediation including theory and research related to remedial instructional strategies, analyses of instructional designs and evaluations of effectiveness of intervention programs.

ECI 545 Theory and Research in Literacy 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 540.

Advanced study of theoretical models of reading, research issues in reading and in other language processes. In-depth theoretical models of reading. Emphasis on critical examination and analysis of research investigating reading acquisition, maturereading behavior and related language processes.

ECI 546 New Literacies & Media 3.

Critical analysis of new literacies that are prompted by emerging technologies and participatory media in K-12. Design and application of new literacies and media instructional practices to literacy curriculum and other discipline areas.

ECI 547 Knowledge Construction: Implications for Multicultural Education 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 500.

Exploration of sociopolitical factors involved in the construction of knowledge in education as well as the implications for practitioners and learners in schools and other educational settings. Particular emphasis on critiquing traditional epistemologies that limit the production, dissemination, and validation of progressive discourses in education in order to promote the production of knowledge that affirms the principles of social justice education.

ECI 548 E-Business Applications in Business and Marketing Education 3.

Emphasis on design and construction of advanced web pages, business and marketing applications of electronic commerce, as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues that are related to conducting business in a virtual environment. Content prepares students to apply principles to the business and marketing education curriculum in the public schools. Credit for both ECI 448 and ECI 548 is not allowed.

ECI 549 Special Problems in Reading 1-6.
Prerequisite: Six hours of ED or PSY.

In-depth study of topical problems in reading education selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ECI 550 Foundations Of Middle Years Education 3.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of ED or PSY.

Examination of five major aspects of middle years education: (a) history and purposes of middle/junior high school, (b) pre- and early adolescent needs, interests and abilities, ¿ curriculum design and content, (d) teaching methods and (e) school organization. Emphasis on both theoretical understandings and effective classroom strategies.

ECI 551 Teaching/Learning Approaches For Emerging Adolescents 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 550; Graduate standing.

Exploration of teaching/learning approaches appropriate to emerging adolescents. Learning styles; interdisciplinary inquiry; community-based curriculum; simulations and games; learning centers; minicourses; design of physical space; all-school activities.

ECI 552 Program Development & Evaluation in Youth & Family Settings 3.

Historical and contemporary foundations of program development and evaluation in non-formal, community-based family life and youth development settings are examined including theory, research, and three holistic program development constructs: 1) planning; 2) design and implementation; 3) impact evaluation and accountability.

ECI 553 Applied Concepts in Child and Youth Development 3.

This course explores the fundamental concepts of child and youth development (including early childhood through adolescence) as applied to programmatic and organizational contexts. A special focus is placed upon the concepts as applied to Community Youth theories & practice.

ECI 554 Collaborations & Partnerships in Family & Youth Settings 3.

To prepare educators (formal and non-formal) to better establish, lead and manage collaborations and partnerships in family settings and those that support holistic community-based youth development organizational systems. Specific foci include: types and levels of partnerships; environmental scanning and socio-organizational linkage contextual factors affecting community collaborations; leadership factors affecting community collaborations; and human, financial and programmatic management in collaborations. Some on-campus meetings are required.

ECI 556 Organizational Systems in Youth and Family Settings 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 506.

Preparation for current and future community family and youth development professionals leading and managing community-based organizations. Course includes: fundamentals of management and leadership; institutional and organizational structures; administrative and strategic planning; working with advisory and governing groups; marketing and program delivery systems; information management systems; and human resource, financial, facilities and risk management systems.

ECI 557 Volunteerism in Youth and Family Settings 3.

Preparation for current and future community-based youth and family professionals to better manage volunteers in local program service delivery. Specific foci include: volunteerism as a social phenomenon; volunteer resource management; new forms of volunteerism; and future trends in volunteerism. Restricted to graduate and post-baccalaureate students only.

ECI 560 Professional Development in Business and Marketing Education 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Designed to prepare business and marketing educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement strategies for organizational improvement that will benefit business and marketing education programs. Attendance and participation meaningful, organized professional development activity is an integral component of the course.

ECI 561 Curriculum and Instruction in Business and Marketing Education 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Designed to develop competencies needed to be a successful Business and Marketing Education Teacher-Coordinator. Focus primarily on the activities involved in planning and managing the curriculum and instructional skills needed to effectively implement the curriculum and meet educational needs of middle and high school students. For ED & MKZ students. Requires instructor approval.

ECI 562 Program Management in Business and Marketing Education 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 561.

This course includes the administration of middle and secondary business and marketing education programs, including career guidance; the management of DECA or FBLA chapter; supervision of work-based learning strategies; and school program promotion and development. ED & MKZ students only. Requires permission of instructor.

ECI 563 Methods and Materials in Teaching Secondary Social Studies 3.

ECI 563 is a course that involves teaching techniques, innovations, development of teaching and evaluation skills, and in-depth subject matter inquiry in the area of secondary school social studies. Adaptation of instruction to individual learner differences, and selection and design of instructional materials will be explored. Must be enrolled in Secondary Social Studies MAT Program.

ECI 566 Advanced Instructional Strategies in Business and Marketing 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 561.

Advanced strategies and techniques related to teaching and learning in the business and marketing education curricula, classrooms, work places, and technology environments in middle and secondary education. MKZ students only.

ECI 567 Career and Technical Education Fundamentals and Program Administration 3.

Emphasis on assisting various school district personnel in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to effectively provide quality career and technical education (CTE) programming at the district level. Content includes federal CTE legislation, theory and research on educational reform, local and regional economic development, sources of funding for CTE programming and continuous improvement.

ECI 568 Designing College and Career Ready Programs 3.

Examination of current school system instructional practices to assist various school district personnel in aligning core academic and career and technical education programming to prepare students for successful post-secondary education, careers, and life-long learning. Content includes an examination of education reform initiatives with an emphasis on foundational theory and research, needed workplace knowledge and skills, innovative education programs/models, and research-based best practices for success in transitioning students to post-secondary success.

ECI 569 Special Problems in Business and Marketing Education 1-6.

In-depth study of topical problems in business and marketing education selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ECI 570 Learning Disabilities 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 585.

Field of learning disabilities, including definitions, prevalence, etiology, characteristics and current educational trends for educating students with learning disabilities.

ECI 571 Methods and Materials In Learning Disabilities 3.

Current methods and materials for the teaching students with learning disabilities in elementary and/or secondary schools, including curriculum and instructional techniques. Focus on examination of commercial materials and development of teacher-made materials for use with students with learning disabilities.

ECI 572 Resource Teaching In Special Education 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 585.

Resource teaching in area of special education, with emphasis on resource teaching with students with special needs. Types of resource programs, establishment and maintenance of a program, selection of students, curriculum and materials.

ECI 573 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers 3.

Concepts and procedures involved in design and implementation of techniques for managing the behavior of students in classroom setting. Focus on methods for defining, measuring, increasing, decreasing, maintaining, and generalizing classroom behaviors in all learners.

ECI 574 Intellectual Disabilities 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 585.

Content presented includes definitions, classifications, and assessment of person with intellectual disability from medical , sociological, and educational points of view. Issues related to labeling, etiology, characteristics, levels of severity, litigation, legislation, family and societal issues, history, and controversies are emphasized related to persons with intellectual disability.

ECI 575 Communication Disorders In the Classroom 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 570.

Occurrence of communication disorders in the school-age population, including types of disorders, prevalence, etiology, characteristics and corrective therapy. Focus on communication disorders among exceptional students and classroom teacher's role in working with communication disorders.

ECI 576 Teaching Functional and Life Skills to Students with Disabilities 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 585 and ED 574.

Methods of instruction and materials related to teaching children and persons with mild-moderate levels of disability are emphasized. Effective general pedagogical approaches are stressed, as well as the teaching of functional academic skills, curricula used in instructions, teaching social and adaptive behavior as well as daily living skills, and transition-related skills necessary for independent adult life.

ECI 577 Education Of Severely Handicapped 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 585 or ECI 574.

Severe and profound mental retardation and autism, including assessment procedures, educational and social/vocational programs, instructional strategies and evaluation. Legal and ethical issues involved in working with severely handicapped.

ECI 579 Organization and Behavioral Management of Inclusive Classrooms 3.

To increase students' knowledge of persons with high incidence disabilities (i.e., learning disability, mild intellectual disability, and serious emotional disability), and how to manage the behavior of all pupils in educational environments. Characteristics of students with high incidence disabilities will be emphasized , as well as strategies to reduce the likelihood of problem behavior of all pupils in the classroom.

ECI 580 Transition Program For Students With Mild Disabilities 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 585.

Educational and other procedures involved in providing transition programming to students with mild disabilities. Examination of secondary-level special education service delivery, as well as post-secondary interventions, from critical, practical, empirical and theoretical perspectives.

ECI 581 Educational Diagnosis and Prescription For Children With Exceptionalities 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 585.

Concept of educational diagnosis of students with exceptionalities, including examination of educational diagnostic procedures in current use in special education. Development of informal diagnostic techniques and procedures for adapting curriculum and instruction for learner with exceptionalities.

ECI 583 Behavior Disorders 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 585.

Definitions, etiology, characteristics, philosophies and approaches to educational programming for children and youth with behavior disorders, including emotionally handicapped, autistic and socially maladjusted.

ECI 584 Intervention for Behavior Problems of Students with Disabilities 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 583.

Curriculum materials, instructional strategies and behavior management techniques related to teaching children and youth with behavioral disorders including individualized instruction, group process, organization and evaluation of classroom programs, parent involvement, community resources and teachers' personal and professional growth and development.

ECI 585 Education Of Exceptional Children 3.
Prerequisite: 9 hrs. of ED or PSY.

Introduction to field of special education. Focus on historical overview, definitions and terminology in basic areas of exceptionality; etiological factors in exceptionality; developmental and learning characteristics of each area of exceptionality;and educational settings and strategies employed in special education. Review of current educational laws and policies affecting special education.

ECI 603 Advanced Seminar In Literacy Research 3-6.
Prerequisite: ECI 648.

Critical analyses of research and methodology in reading comprehension processes and strategies for comprehension and retention of written discourse. Opportunity for design and conduct of a research project in reading or related area.

ECI 606 Seminar on Teacher as Learner: Developmental Theory, Research and Practice 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing (6 hrs course work at 500-level).

Analysis of major contemporary theories and research of learning and development as a basis for individual and organizational change and development in educational settings.

ECI 607 Advanced Seminar in Multicultural Education 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ECI 500.

Application and analysis of research and scholarship in multicultural education and topics related to effective schools for contemporary culturally diverse student populations in K-12 settings.

ECI 620 Special Problems In Curriculum and Instruction 1-6.
Prerequisite: Six hrs. of ED or PSY.

In-depth study of topical problems in curriculum and instruction selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ECI 630 Independent Study in Curriculum and Instruction 1-6.

Independent curriculum or research project in curriculum and instruction.

ECI 640 Practicum In Curriculum and Instruction 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY.

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with curriculum and instruction or educational supervision.

ECI 641 Practicum In Mentoring and Coaching 1-6.
Prerequisite: ECI 705, Graduate standing in College of ED and PSY.

Supervised practical experiences in which participants become mentor to a student teacher or a teacher in a school system.

ECI 645 Diagnostic-Prescriptive Practicum in Reading 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 540, ECI 541 and ECI 543; Graduate standing in College of ED and PSY.

Supervised teaching experience with students using diagnostic test data to prescribe remedial programs for reading-disabled individuals, implementing instructional prescriptions and evaluating success of remedial plans.

ECI 647 Practicum in Business and Marketing Education 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 569.

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with business and marketing education.

ECI 648 Practicum in Special Education 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in College of ED and PSY.

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with teaching children and adolescents with disabilities.

ECI 650 Internship In Curriculum and Instruction 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY.

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with curriculum development and/or educational supervision.

ECI 652 Field-Based Applications of Digital Learning and Teaching 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY.

Supervised opportunities to design, test, and revise digital learning and teaching solutions in authentic, field-based settings.

ECI 654 Internship In Elementary Education 1-6.
Prerequisite: 3 hrs. grad.-level elementary education course work, Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY.

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with elementary grades education.

ECI 656 Internship In Middle Grades Education 1-6.
Prerequisite: ECI 550, ECI 551, Graduate standing in College. of ED and PSY.

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with the education of young adolescents.

ECI 657 Internship in Business and Marketing Education 1-6.
Prerequisite: ECI 561.

Supervised opportunities for advance professional development in contexts concerned with business and marketing education. Requires instructor approval.

ECI 658 Internship In Special Education 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY.

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with special education.

ECI 681 Seminar in Special Education Literacy 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 540 or ECI 541 and ECI 581, ECI 585.

A case study approach is used in the seminar that requires the application of assessment techniques and instructional intervention methodologies in literacy for K-12 students with disabilities. Assigned activities require access to and experience in schools and/or related settings. This seminar is designed to be completed during the last half of the graduate program. It is restricted to graduate students in SPE, SPL, SPM, SPB or consent of instructor.

ECI 682 Spe Ed Seminar in Teaching Numerical Concepts 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 585.

This seminar is designed to prepare special education teachers to provide empirically supported instruction in numerical concepts and skills to students with disabilities in special education and general education settings. Particular attention will be paid to student characteristics that impact learning in arithmetic and mathematics and to addressing state and national curriculum standards using instructional organization and strategies that have been shown through research to be effective for this population. Field work in schools and/or related settings is required. Restricted to students in SPE, SPB, SPL, SPM or by consent of instructor.

ECI 683 Seminar in Special Education Learning Strategies 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 585.

This seminar is designed to prepare special education teachers to evaluate and teach empirically supported learning strategies to students with disabilities in special education and collaborative settings. Particular attention will be paid to learning strategies shown to help students with disabilities organize, learn, and apply facts, skills and routines that provide access to and mastery of critical information across the curriculum. Field work in schools and/or related settings is required. Restricted to graduate students in SPE, SPB, SPL, SPM or consent of instructor.

ECI 685 Master's Supervised Teaching 1-3.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the studnet in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

ECI 688 Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time Registration 1.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.

ECI 689 Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time Registration 3.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.

ECI 690 Master's Examination 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.

ECI 692 Research Projects In Curriculum and Instruction 1-3.
Prerequisite: ELP 532.

Project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Research chosen on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

ECI 693 Master's Supervised Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

ECI 695 Master's Thesis Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

Thesis research.

ECI 696 Summer Thesis Research 1.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

ECI 699 Master's Thesis Preparation 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their theses.

ECI 700 Curriculum Theory and Development 3.
Prerequisite: 9 sem. hrs. graduate PSY, ECI 502, ECI 514.

Theory and research in behavioral sciences and education designed to provide theoretical background for development of elementary and secondary curricula. Exploration of knowledge base and skills for critical review of curricula and instructional materials and provision of an application opportunity.

ECI 705 Instructional Coaching and Supervision Of Teachers 3.

Theory, research and practice of the professional role of a supervisor in the development of the effective and self-analytic teacher: pre-service (student teacher) and in-service (beginning and experienced teacher). For persons with at least two years of teaching experience in K-12 schools.

ECI 709 Special Problems In Curriculum and Instruction 1-6.
Prerequisite: Six hrs. of ED or PSY.

In-depth study of topical problems in curriculum and instruction selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ECI 711 Computer Applications and Curriculum Integration 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Use and evaluation of existing educational software, research findings with respect to integration of computers and new technologies in instruction.

ECI 714 Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction 3.
Prerequisite: Six hrs. ED or PSY.

Emphasis on use and evaluation of existing educational software and research findings with respect to uses of computers in instruction.

ECI 715 Internet Applications and Web Page Design in Instruction 3.
Prerequisite: Six hrs. ED or PSY.

Instructional design principles underlying development of microcomputer-based instructional software and accompanying materials and programming principles and their implementation in courseware development. Additional topics include authoring languages, programming languages and graphics.

ECI 716 Design and Evaluation Of Instructional Materials 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Characteristics and selection of various media for instruction and their use in educational settings. Design and production of instructional materials. Analysis of research in the field. Individualized projects and assignments. Application of grounded research and theory concerning learning to design of instructional materials. Structured projects and practical experiences used to transfer design principles and evaluate instructional products.

ECI 717 Advanced Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 511, ECI 514.

Advanced study and application of instructional design principles underlying development, evaluation, and integration of multimedia and hypermedia in K-12 settings.

ECI 718 Digital Learning Program and Staff Development 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 511, ECI 514, ECI 515, ECI 642.

Study and application of principles related to digital learning program planning, facilities and resource management, and staff development in K-12 settings.

ECI 719 Special Problems in Digital Learning and Teaching 1-6.
Prerequisite: Six hours of ED or PSY.

In-depth study of topical problems in digital learning and teaching selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ECI 720 The Teaching Of Composition 3.
Prerequisite: 9 hrs. of ED, PSY and/or ENG; to take this course in sum. as part of Capital Area Writing Project, student must apply and be selected.

For classroom teachers. Practical field-tested ideas to help students improve as writers by focusing on composition as a process as well as a product. Activities for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, grammar and evaluating with suggestions for individual and group learning. Writing in content areas and composition research/ theory.

ECI 727 Special Problems in Social Studies Education 1-6.
Prerequisite: Six hours of ED or PSY.

In-depth study of topical problems in social studies education selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ECI 729 Special Problems in English Education 1-6.
Prerequisite: Six hours of ED or PSY.

In-depth study of topical problems in English education selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ECI 745 Literacy Theory and Research 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 540.

Advanced study of theoretical models of reading, research issues in reading and in other language processes. In-depth theoretical models of reading. Emphasis on critical examination and analysis of research investigating reading acquisition, maturereading behavior and related language processes.

ECI 801 Seminar In Curriculum and Instruction 1-3.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

Consideration of contemporary issues, trends and recent research and development findings in curriculum and instruction.

ECI 803 Advanced Seminar In Literacy 3.
Prerequisite: ECI 545.

Critical analyses of research and methodology in reading comprehension processes and strategies for comprehension and retention of written discourse. Opportunity for design and conduct of a research project in reading or related area.

ECI 804 Seminar On Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Research and Treatment 3-6.
Prerequisite: 9 hrs. grad. credit in PSY or SPE.

Critical analysis of theory, research and interventions in Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder. Reading and synthesization of literature and student-led class discussions of such topics as characteristics, diagnosis, etiology, long-term outcomes and management of ADHD.

ECI 806 Seminar on Teacher as Learner: Developmental Theory, Research and Practice 3-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing (6 hrs course work at 500-level).

Analysis of major contemporary theories and research of learning and development as a basis for individual and organizational change and development in educational settings.

ECI 807 Advanced Seminar in Multicultural Education 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ECI 500.

Application and analysis of research and scholarship in multicultural education and topics related to effective schools for contemporary culturally diverse student populations in K-12 settings.

ECI 820 Special Problems In Curriculum and Instruction 1-6.
Prerequisite: Six hrs. of ED or PSY.

In-depth study of topical problems in curriculum and instruction selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ECI 830 Independent Study in Curriculum and Instruction 1-3.

Independent curriculum or research project in curriculum and instruction.

ECI 840 Practicum In Curriculum and Instruction 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY.

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with curriculum and instruction or educational supervision.

ECI 841 Practicum In Mentoring and Coaching 1-6.
Prerequisite: ECI 705, Graduate standing in College of ED and PSY.

Supervised practical experiences in which participants become mentor to a student teacher or a teacher in a school system.

ECI 847 Practicum in Business and Marketing Education 1-6.

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with business and marketing education.

ECI 850 Internship In Curriculum and Instruction 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY.

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with curriculum development and/or educational supervision.

ECI 851 Internship In Mentoring 1-6.
Prerequisite: ECI 845 and ECI 705, Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY.

Supervised opportunities teaching educational personnel in local school systems how to serve as mentors to their colleagues.

ECI 880 Directed Study in Curriculum and Instruction 1-6.

Curriculum or research project in curriculum and instruction under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

ECI 885 Doctoral Supervised Teaching 1-3.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

ECI 890 Doctoral Preliminary Examination 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.

ECI 892 Research Projects In Curriculum and Instruction 1-3.
Prerequisite: ELP 732.

Project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Research chosen on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

ECI 893 Doctoral Supervised Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

ECI 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

Dissertation research.

ECI 896 Summer Dissertation Research 1.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

ECI 899 Doctoral Dissertation Preparation 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

For students who have completed all credit hour, tull-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.

EDP - Educational Psychology Courses

EDP 304 Educational Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Psychological principles applied to education, including cognitive and personality development, individual differences, learning and behavior theory, cognitive strategies for learning and remembering, critical thinking and problem-solving strategies, student motivation, classroom management techniques, components of teacher effectiveness, measurement and student evaluation procedures, characteristics of exceptional children, mainstreaming in the classroom, and multicultural education.

EDP 370 Applied Child Development 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Students will explore how biological, cognitive, and social/emotional development affects children's learning and behavior. The course will focus on applying important theories and current findings in development to issues in education such as lesson planning, curriculum design, behavior management, motivation, an appropriate assessment. Students will also apply knowledge of development to issues such as creating actively engaging individuated experiences to deal with gifted students, students with diverse ethnic or cultural backgrounds, and students with exceptionalities or disabilities.

EDP 476 Psychology of Adolescent Development 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or EDP 304.

Theories, principles, and issues of human psychological development emphasizing adolescence. Cognitive, social, and physical changes; their interaction. Implications for teaching and parenting adolescents.

EDP 504 Advanced Educational Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

A critical appraisal of current psychological findings relevant to educational practice and theory.

EDP 560 Educational Testing and Measurement 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

The study of principles of educational testing and measurement, particularly classroom assessment, including norm and criterion referenced assessment, classroom testing methods and principles,standardized testing and measurement, item analysis, and an introduction to basic descriptive statistics. A brief introduction to innovative assessment is also included.

EDP 575 Multicultural Lifespan Development 3.

This course surveys theories, principles, and issues of psychological development throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on understanding current developmental research and its application to the enhancement of development from birth to late adulthood. Implications for helping professionals working in multicultural contexts will be provided.

EDP 582 Adolescent Development 3.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in PSY.

Current theories and research on development during adolescence. Topics include: physical growth, cognitive changes, relationships with peers, parents and teachers, quest for identity and independence, morality and sexuality.

EDP 590 Special Problems in Educational Psychology 1-6.

In-depth study of topical problems in cognition, motivation, assessment, or other educational psychology area of current and special interest to educators.

EDP 605 Special Problems in Educational Psychology 1-6.

In-depth study of topical problems in educational psychology selected from areas of current concern to educators.

EDP 696 Summer Thesis Res 1.

EDP 704 Theories and Research in Educational Psychology 3.
Doctoral students only (DR).

Review and synthesis of pertinent literature in specialized topics and areas of research in educational psychology. Topic selection will vary by semester and instructor. Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

EDP 723 Motivation in Education 3.
P: ED 700 or equivalent.

The purpose of this course is to inform students about motivation theories and how various concepts from these theories are related to education practice. The course components are designed to provide students with an understanding of research in motivation, as well as the relationships between theoretical perspectives of human motivation and the teaching practice.

EDP 750 Mixed Methods Research in Education 3.
Prerequisite:ED 711,ED 730,ST 507, ELP736 or equivalent and/or permission of the instructor.

Explores the theoretical and practical issues surrounding the combining of quantitative and qualitative methods in educational research studies. It addresses how to design, implement and write-up mixed methods research as well as how to critically review and interpret mixed methods research studies.

EDP 896 Summer Dissert Res 1.

ELM - Elementary Education Courses

ELM 250 Introduction to Elementary Education in a Global Society 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Introduction to the major conceptual and intellectual foundations of the teaching profession, the sociology and culture of elementary schools and classrooms, and the world of work of elementary teachers. Fieldwork in schools and related settings maybe required in lieu of lecture on occasion. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.Students interested in Elementary Education.

ELM 310 Children's Thinking and Additive Reasoning 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 250, Junior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

Examination of mathematical reasoning processes in primary grade children and the theory and practice of active teaching strategies designed to motivate and engage children in mathematics learning in grades K-3. Fieldwork in schools and related settings may be required in lieu of lecture on occasion. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.

ELM 320 Teaching Science in the Primary Grades 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 250, Junior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

Examination of science knowledge and thinking in primary-age children. Development and application of methods for teaching science in the primary grades that leads to active learning of science as a process of inquiry. Fieldwork in schools and related settings may be required in lieu of lecture on occasion. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.

ELM 330 Teaching Reading in Elementary School: K-2 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 250, Junior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

ELM 330 is designed to prepare preservice teachers to teach reading and to lead to licensure in the elementary grades. Specific topics that relate to the theory and practice of teaching reading for early and emergent readers, including literature and struggling readers, will be examined. Fieldwork in schools and related settings may be required in lieu of lecture in occasion. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.

ELM 335 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School: 3-5 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 330, Junior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

ELM 335 is designed to prepare preservice teachers to teach reading and to lead to licensure in the elementary grades. Specific topics that relate to the theory and practice of teaching reading for upper elementary grade readers, including information and media literacy and literature, will be examined. Fieldwork in schools and related settings may be required in lieu of lecture on occasion. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experience.

ELM 340 Children Design, Create and Invent 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 370, Junior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

An active hands-on class where prospective elementary school teachers develop learning activities that children can use to stimulate their imaginations and learn fundamental concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Part of a program leading to licensure in Elementary Education.

ELM 350 Assessment of Learning and Behavior 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 250, Junior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

Application of knowledge of pedagogy and development to develop high-quality strategies for formative and summative assessment. Best practices using developmentally-appropriate assessment strategies including authentic assessment, portfolios and electronic portfolios, real-time feedback, open- and closed-ended formal assessments, and standardized testing. Particular attention to examining the rationale for assessment and the implications of assessment.

ELM 370 Connections Seminar I The Elementary Classroom and School Community 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 250, Junior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

The purpose of this course is to introduce preservice teachers to the world of public school classrooms and school communities and to the tasks of teaching. Particular emphasis is placed on building a positive classroom climate and implementing effective classroom management strategies and routines. Weekly fieldwork in schools and related settings is requires 3 hours a week. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.

ELM 375 Connections Seminar II Cultural Identity, Social Justice and Diverse Learners 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 370;Junior standing. Elementary Education majors..

The purpose of the course is to help prospective elementary grades teachers develop the competencies to provide equitable opportunities to all of their future students. To do this, students will investigate issues of systemic injustice and the role of the school in interrupting cycles of inequality, and develop the capacity to engage in culturally relevant pedagogy. Weekly fieldwork in schools and related settings is required 3 hours a week. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.

ELM 400 Connections Seminar III Instructional Design and Assessment 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 375, Senior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

In this course preservice elementary educators will examine research-verified practices in instructional design and assessment that are designed to meet the needs of diverse K-6 learners. This course will prepare candidates to plan appropriate units of study, learning experiences and assessment methods for use in the elementary classroom. Weekly fieldwork in schools and related settings is required. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.

ELM 410 Children's Thinking and Multiplicative Reasoning 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 310, Junior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

This course is designed to prepare preservice teachers to teach math in the intermediate grades and to lead to licensure in the elementary grades. Specific methodologies that relate to the theory and practice of teaching of math will be examined. Fieldwork in schools and related settings may be required in lieu of lecture on occasion. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.

ELM 420 Teaching Science in the Intermediate Grades 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 320, Senior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

This course is designed to prepare preservice teachers to teach science in intermediate grades and to lead to licensure in the elementary grades. Specific methodologies that relate to the theory and practice of teaching science will be examined. Fieldwork in schools and related settings may be required in lieu of lecture on occasion. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.

ELM 430 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 335, Senior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

This course is designed to prepare preservice teachers to teach language arts and to lead to licensure in the elementary grades. Specific methodologies that relate to the theory and practice of teaching language arts will be examined. Fieldwork in schools and related settings may be required in lieu of lecture on occasion. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.

ELM 440 Teaching Children with Special Needs in the Elementary Classroom 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 350, ELM 375, Senior standing, Elementary Education Majors, Corequisite: ELM 420.

This course is designed to prepare preservice teachers to teach students with special needs and to lead to licensure in the elementary grades. Specific methodologies that relate to the theory and practice of teaching students with special needs willbe examined. Fieldwork in schools and related settings may be required in lieu of lecture on occasion. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their school based experiences.

ELM 450 The Arts for Elementary Education 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 375, Senior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

This course is designed to prepare preservice teachers to integrate the arts; visual music, dance and drama, into the content areas. Successful completion of this course leads to licensure in the elementary grades. Specific methodologies that relateto the theory and practice of teaching the arts will be examined.

ELM 460 Social Studies for the Young Learner 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 370, Junior standing, Elementary Education Majors.

This course is designed to prepare preservice teachers to teach social studies and to lead to licensure in the elementary grades. The course is an examination of curriculum, instruction, and learning in K-6 social studies education. Emphases includedevelopment of the social studies; curricular principles and components; teaching strategies; and learner outcomes. Fieldwork in schools and related settings may be required in lieu of lecture on occasion. Students are responsible for transportationto and from their school based experiences.

ELM 480 Connections Seminar IV Linking Theory and Practice 3.
Prerequisite: ELM 400, Elementary Education Majors, Admission to the Professional Semester, Corequisite: ELM 484.

ELM 480 Linking Theory and Practice is designed as the capstone course in the Elementary Education Program. Teacher candidates will meet regularly to analyze and discuss their student teaching experiences and connect new learning to previous university coursework. In addition, teacher candidates will complete their edTPA Tasks and other culminating activities required by the program.

ELM 484 Student Teaching in Elementary Education 9.
Prerequisite: ELM 480, ELM 400, Elementary Education Majors, Admission to the Professional Semester.

Culminating experience for Elementary Education majors. A minimum of 10 weeks of supervised teaching in an elementary school classroom, demonstrating competent applications of standards-based practices and other required knowledge, skill, and dispositional outcomes. Taken concurrently with ELM 480. Students responsible for transportation to placement site.

ELM 515 Instructional Practice in Schools I 1.

Prepares pre-service teachers to develop competencies in assessment, instructional design, and tutoring and leads to initial licensure in the elementary grades. Includes 15-20 hours of fieldwork; transportation to schools is the responsibility of the students.

ELM 516 Instructional Practice in Schools II 2.
Corequisite: ELM 572, ELM 573, ELM 575.

Prepares pre-service teachers to develop competencies in assessment, instructional design, and teaching in whole class settings and leads to initial licensure in the elementary grades. Includes 30 hours of fieldwork; transportation to the schools is the responsibility of the students.

ELM 520 Methods of Teaching Elementary School Science 3.

This course is intended for teachers seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in teaching elementary school science. The course examines the purposes, scope, sequences, materials, and methodologies for teaching science in elementary schools to a diverse student body. It develops skill in planning, instructing, and assessing understanding of science content and processes. It links instruction and assessment and addresses relevant content topics in chemistry, biology, physics, and earth and space science.

ELM 530 Social Studies In the Elementary School 3.

Advanced professional training in teaching of social studies for middle grades and elementary teachers, including in-depth introduction to research-based teaching strategies, instructional resources and literature of the field.

ELM 533 Targeted Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Elementary School 3.

Intended for teachers seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in assessing and teaching elementary reading, particularly to students with reading difficulties. Exploring the purposes, sequences, and materials for identifying students' instructional strengths and learn methods for providing appropriate evidence-based reading instruction. Closely links reading assessment and reading instruction and addresses relevant content topics in elementary reading development, assessment, and instruction.

ELM 537 Teaching Children's Literature 3.

Instructions for educators in quality children's literature, specific needs of young reader, genres of children's literature, strategies for instructing children's literature, ways to target reader's interests, and design of literature units.

ELM 539 Special Problems in Elementary School 1-6.

In-depth study of topical problems in elementary education selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

ELM 540 Reading In the Elementary School 3.

Theoretical foundations of reading instruction and current methods and materials for teaching reading, with emphasis on planning and implementing reading programs for children in kindergarten through grade six.

ELM 555 Number Systems and Operations: K-5 Mathematical Tasks 3.

Analysis and construction of effective mathematical tasks in teaching number systems and operations at the K-5 level; attention is also given to the expansion of content knowledge.

ELM 556 Rational Numbers and Operations: K-5 Learning Trajectories 3.

Focus on rational number concepts through learning trajectories at the K-5 level; attention also given to problem solving and content knowledge.

ELM 557 Data Analysis and Measurement: K-5 Classroom Interactions 3.

Focus on statistical literacy of elementary teachers and the teaching of data analysis and measurement to K-5 students; attention is also given to learning methods which facilitate appropriate classroom interactions.

ELM 558 Algebraic Reasoning: K-5 Discourse and Questioning 3.

Focus on the early algebra concepts of functional thinking and generalized arithmetic in relationship to pedagogical practices centered on questioning in the mathematics classroom.

ELM 559 Geometry and Spatial Visualization: K-5 Assessment 3.

Formative and summative assessment strategies of students' geometric thinking in elementary grades; Concept development of 2- and 3-dimensional Geometry. Attention also given to diagnosis of student errors.

ELM 560 Mathematical Modeling: K-5 Leadership 3.

Generating mathematical representations and making explicit connections between concepts; Pedagogy designed to equip elementary teachers to become mathematics teacher-leaders in school settings; Focus given to topics integrated within mathematical strands.

ELM 571 Language Arts, New Literacies and Media for Initial License 3.

Examine research-based processes for writing instruction, effects of and approaches for use of technology on literacy development, and effects of media and new literacies (non-print literacies, e.g. digital, visual, film) on literacy learning and development in elementary schools. Restricted to ELM MAT students.

ELM 572 Methods for Teaching Reading in the Elementary Classroom for Initial License 3.

ELM 572 prepares pre-service teachers to teach reading and leads to licensure in the elementary grades. The course examines specific research-based methodology that relates to the theory and practice of teaching reading for elementary readers. Restricted to ELM, MAT students.

ELM 573 Methods for Teaching Elementary School Science for Initial License 3.

ELM 573 prepares preservice teachers to teach science and leads to licensure in the elementary grades. The course examines specific research verified methodologies that relate to the theory and practice of teaching science to elementary students. Restricted to ELM MAT students.

ELM 574 Methods for Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom for Initial License 3.

Prepares preservice teachers to teach mathematics and leads to licensure in the elementary grades. Examines specific research-based methodologies that relate to the theory and practice of teaching mathematics to elementary students. Limited to students enrolled in MAT Elementary Education program.

ELM 575 Social Studies in the Elementary School for Initial License 3.

Designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach social studies and to lead to licensure in the elementary grades. The course is an examination of curriculum, instruction, and learning in K-6 social studies education, Emphasis include development of the social studies, curricular principles and components, research verified teaching strategies, and learner outcomes. Restricted to ELM MAT students.

ELM 590 Special Problems in Elementary Education 1-6.

In-depth study of topical problems in teaching and learning of current and special interest to elementary education practitioners.

ELM 630 Independent Study in Elementary Education 1-3.

Detailed investigation of topics of particular interest to graduate students under faculty direction on a tutorial basis. Determination of credits and content by faculty member in consultation with department head.

ELM 644 Practicum in Elementary Education 1-6.

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with education of elementary-age students.

ELM 654 Internship In Elementary Education 1-6.

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with elementary grades education.