EDU 562 Diversity Issues in Education This course will prepare school leaders with the background necessary to work with a broad spectrum of people from the school and community to reduce barriers to student learning. The course will increase the student's understanding of diversity issues in special education, religion, literacy, poverty, gender and culture. (3 s.h.) EDU 564 Multimedia/HyperMedia Applications in Education This course will focus on the use of interactive multimedia and hypermedia for instruction. Topics addressed include the use of digital video editing, scanners, digital cameras, presentation software, presentation equipment, K-12 multimedia software and research on the uses of multimedia/hypermedia in education. (3 s.h.) EDU 565 Competency-Based Curriculum and Assessment This course provides an understanding of Webbâ€™s Depth of Knowledge framework and of methods used to develop deeper levels of thinking within learners. Students will also build towards a mastery approach and evaluate assessments. (3 s.h.) EDU 566 Site-Based Fiscal Administration This course will prepare building-level school leaders to use problem-solving skills in responsible fiscal planning, budgeting, allocating and monitoring of resources to promote student learning. Candidates will examine the various resources available to generate additional revenue and will design a long-range fiscal plan. Course focus will comprise fiscal, human and material resources as well as student learning, safety, curriculum and instruction. (2 s.h.) EDU 570 Digital Literacy The course incorporates five phases to help with implementing Digital Literacy in the classroom. As education evolves toward customized learning, digital literacy skills become absolutely critical. Candidates will examine the importance of students acquiring vital digital literacy skills for better problem solving, as well as implications for using these tools in a customized environment. (2 s.h.)
EDU 588 Practicum: Qualitative Inquiry in Literacy Learning (Formerly EDU 598) The practicum Qualitative Inquiry in Literacy Learning (QuILL) provides opportunities for students to engage in action research, a reflective process of problem solving during which reading specialists demonstrate their leadership in making curriculum decisions. Students will develop a qualitative action research study. The ensuing research will serve as a synthesis and capstone aligned to the International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals. Prerequisite: EDU 585 and EDU 558 K-12. Special note: The research project continues throughout a full school year. Students register for the two-credit course in the fall semester and again in the spring semester. Credits are repeatable. (4 s.h., two earned each semester) EDU 589 Critical Issues Research Seminar/Internship (Formerly EDU 592) This course provides students with information and a variety of experiences that will benefit them as new administrators. Students will complete a final leadership project based on the course information and their own research. A written document will be submitted, and students will make an oral presentation to an audience of their peers and selected others in a symposium format. Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation and completion of assignments/ activity log in addition to the quality of their written and oral presentation. Special note: This capstone course continues throughout a full school year and includes 60 hours of internship experiences. Students register for the two-credit course in the fall semester and again in the spring semester. Credits are repeatable. (4 s.h., two earned each semester) Prerequisite: EDU 585. EDU 591 Special Topics Courses offered at irregular intervals, the topic of which is determined by student and faculty interest. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (1-3 s.h.)
EDU 585 Research Methods An introduction to the basics of research, including principles of behavioral studies, research terminology, structure of research reports, measurement and interpretation of statistics, types of research and planning a research project. Emphasis will be on enabling the practicing professional to evaluate and implement research effectively and ethically. (3 s.h.) EDU 587 Technology Planning and Implementation (Formerly EDU 574) Students will design, implement and evaluate a technology project that will benefit the faculty and/or students in their school or school district. In this course, students will engage in the process of completing a school technology project required for degree completion. Special note: This capstone course continues throughout a full school year. Students register for the two-credit course in the fall semester and again in the spring semester. Credits are repeatable. (4 s.h., two earned each semester) Prerequisite: EDU 585.
master of education
UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS
2017-2019 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.