GEDU 602 Portfolio Project Degree Requirement 0-1 credits The final development, submission, and evaluation of the portfolio. GEDU 604 Educational Tests and Measurements 3 credits This course explores the various statistics and assessments that teachers utilize in their classrooms. This course is designed to prepare teachers with assessment skills and knowledge to improve teaching and learning. Specific skills include developing, understanding, and explaining assessments. The course will enable teachers to take a more active leadership role in school improvement processes, curriculum development, and assessment planning initiatives. GEDU 609 Inclusive Classroom Practices 3 credits This course will explore the essential questions needed to develop a productive learning environment for diverse learners. GEDU 612 Leadership, Current Issues and the Teacher as Agent of Change 3 credits A major theme in the master’s program is “teacher as agent of change”. The concept of teacher as agent of change is very important in this course because the graduate learners will have the dual opportunity of examining leadership concepts and applying those concepts to successfully addressing current issues as they affect the school setting. Finally, the graduate learners will have an in depth opportunity to examine and build on their own leadership capacity and that of their students. GEDU 616 School and Community Relations 3 credits This seminar will view the school as a dynamic cultural entity. The graduate learner will assess the school’s interdependence on the community and its many stakeholders, the importance of a sound public relations program for the school, and the need to communicate with and understand the community. GEDU 617 Administration of School Personnel 3 credits This seminar studies dimensions in school personnel administration and includes the principles of recruitment, selection, and practices essential to a functional integration of the individual into the school system. GEDU 621 School Curriculum 3 credits Through this course, the participants will look at curriculum as a body of knowledge and a process by exploring the theory, history, purposes, and evolution in curriculum. Factors which shape curriculum will be thoroughly discussed, and current trends will be examined. A strong effort will be made to provide practical information with specific relevancy to each participant.
GEDU 623 Technology Literacy and Integration 3 credits Technology Literacy and Integration will focus on researching, identifying, designing, evaluating and implementing appropriate technology based applications and tools through assigned project activities and use of online learning applications. GEDU 624 Writing Project Summer Institute 3 credits This course emphasizes improving student writing skills by using various methods of practicing writing across the curriculum. GEDU 626 Foundations of Literacy in Elementary Programs 3 credits This course explores components of the elementary reading program: emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension, as well as literacy programs and procedures in the elementary school. State and national standards are also addressed. GEDU 627 Foundations of Secondary and Content Area Literacy 3 credits This course focuses on the examination of the reading process as it pertains to the secondary school level. Specifically, this course examines current theory and best practices in integrating the language systems, thinking strategies, and instructional methods that support the curricula from middle school through high school. Practical strategies and materials to promote literacy, assessment, integration of technology, and literacy competencies in content areas, will be the focal points of this course. GEDU 628 Secondary Education Graduate Field Experience 1 1 credit This 10 week/60 hour equivalent experiential learning practicum takes place in an educational setting assigned by the Coordinator of Practicum Placements. This practicum focuses on classroom interaction and student observation. GEDU 629 Secondary Education Graduate Field Experience 2 1 credit This 10 week/60 hour equivalent experiential learning practicum takes place in an educational setting assigned by the Coordinator of Practicum Placements. In addition to observation, this practicum offers teacher candidates the opportunity to teach all or part of several lessons. Students also complete tasks at the direction of the cooperating teacher. GEDU 631 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties 3 credits Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties prepares the candidate to evaluate the variances in reading strengths and weaknesses through the use of formal and informal diagnostic tools. This course is designed to provide an examination of traditional,