Choose from six concentrations including early childhood, elementary ed/ESL, ESL, music education, physical education, and special education.
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Holistic Education Core Classes
Introduction to Education II
As a continuation of Introduction to Teaching, this course moves students from a broader view of teaching and introductory lesson planning to an in-depth look at a Learning Segment. Emphasis is placed on analyzing and reflecting upon lesson plans, instruction, and assessments as well as incorporating research-based learning theories into each of those areas. Additional focus is put on academic vocabulary, learning environments, and academic feedback.
Tools for Teachers
Students consider digital cameras, digital photo editing, the use of PDAs in the classroom, Web 2.0, and incorporating sound from Audacity from royalty-free music as they explore technology ideas for the classroom. Students develop learning activities that leverage game-based learning to techniques, deploy Google Apps to support Common Core State standards, and access copyright issues.
STEM Beyond the Classroom
A two-week summer course providing experiential learning opportunities for students. Students will work with urban middle school students conducting STEM activities and visiting various STE(A)M-focused sites to engage urban youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
This course introduces students to basic descriptive and inferential statistics. The course is designed to enable students to read and understand primary research articles, collect and interpret their own research data, write results in APA format, and prepare for advanced courses in statistics and research design. The course emphasizes current mathematical procedures for describing the center and spread of data, computation of differences between groups, descriptions of relationships between variables, and hypothesis testing. This course blends conceptual, applied, and theoretical studies and methods.
This course surveys relevant methodologies for educational research, including quantitative, qualitative, and eclectic approaches. Major course goals include conducting educational research in the classroom, using computers in research, and becoming discerning consumers of educational research by other people.
Curriculum & Diversity
This course continues the study of holistic education with special emphasis on curriculum, including an examination of the development of National Standards and the resulting changes in principles of assessment and evaluation.