Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

EDFS - Foundations and Secondary

EDFS 5001 Field Placement Seminar

As part of the teacher education program, the student demonstrates in public school classrooms the abilities to draw on deep content knowledge in order to plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum; to foster and to assess student learning; to identify and plan for the needs of diverse learners; to contribute to the life of the school and community.

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EDFS 5203 Learner Development

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT Program. A field-based study of the intellectual, physical, emotional, psychological, and social developmental characteristics of the secondary student.

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EDFS 5205 Planning for Instruction

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT Program. Students will acquire the skills for selecting implementing, and assessing secondary curricula. Emphasis will be on active learning methods that address a variety of learning styles and on applying skills in the field.

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EDFS 5209 Learner Differences

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT Program. A field-based study of the cultural dimensions of schooling and how they affect teaching and learning and a study of theories and practices that foster meaningful learning experiences for culturally diverse student populations. Students will apply their knowledge of culture and schooling to classroom practices.

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EDFS 5211 Classroom Research

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT Program. A field-based study of the process, interpretation, and practical application of reflective thinking and systematic inquiry to inform classroom practice, foster effective teaching, and enable meaningful learning experiences. Student will also conduct a classroom inquiry project.

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EDFS 5213 Instructional Strategies

This course is required for all secondary MAT students. This course will ensure that the teacher candidate understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.

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EDFS 5215 Assessment in Content Area

This course is required for all secondary MAT students. This course emphasizes the range, types and multiple purposes of assessment, how to design, adapt and analyze the results from three principle areas of assessment within each content area: summative, formative and self-assessments.

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EDFS 5233 Capstone

This course requires graduate-level field experience in selected classrooms or in exemplary educational programs and approval by the MAT. Coordinator and/or Mentor Leader. This course is the capstone experience for all secondary initial certification candidates where candidates prepare and present their student teaching lesson plans, a portfolio of all their work, their Teacher Work Sample, and a written assessment of their growth in the MAT program.

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EDFS 6149 Issues in Secondary Curriculum

A study of secondary curriculum from an historical perspective followed by discussions of curriculum from viewpoints of the different stakeholders, and of current curricular issues.

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EDFS 6224 Intro to School Improvement

Prerequisite: Admission to M.Ed. This course will be required by all of the M.Ed. programs in the College of Education. It will focus on the interdependence of factors that affect student learning, both inside and outside the classroom, and will address the following questions: What is school improvement? What are its history, philosophy, and political ramification? What are school improvement plans, and how can they be improved? What are the roles of faculty in school improvement? What are the common factors in schools that have effected significant change?

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EDFS 6225 Iden Prob:Socio-Cultural Issue

Prerequisite: EDFS 6224. This course is designed to prepare teachers to identify their schools’ demographics; analyze their schools’ improvement process and its impact on subsets of the student population; identify current school problems relating to diversity; and select one area of interest for which to create an individual research plan.

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EDFS 6226 Models of Inquiry

Prerequisite: EDFS 6225. A survey of inquiry models and paradigms relevant to the study of school improvement efforts. Includes analyses of assumptions fundamental to differing perspectives with an emphasis upon change theory and dynamics.

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EDFS 6231 Rsch for School Improvement

Prerequisite: EDFS 6226. A study of the fundamentals of educational research with an emphasis on development of a research proposal to study the effectiveness of a school improvement initiative.

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EDFS 6233 Capstone

This course will serve as a culmination of the school improvement research project within the teacher’s major field of study with an emphasis on various quantitative and qualitative ways of analyzing and disseminating data collected as a part of a school improvement project.

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EDFS 6466 Student Teaching

This course requires graduate-level field experience in selected classrooms or in exemplary educational programs and approval by the M.A.T. Coordinator and/or Mentor Leader. This course is the culminating student teaching experience for all initial certification Secondary MAT students. Students will be placed with a Host Teacher for the duration of the student teaching and will be expected to carry out all duties and responsibilities of a full-time teacher in the assigned school system.

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EDFS 6501 Secondary Soc Studies Pedagogy

This course will examine the structure of each social studies content discipline and the application of instructional approaches to integrate these structures into effective teaching and learning in the secondary classroom. Understanding of how to plan, instruct, and assess using state and national social studies standards and the acquisition of content related teaching resources serves as the foundation of the course. Students will demonstrate the effective use of the integration of content into a selected instructional approach as the summative performance task in the course.

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EDFS 6502 Secondary Mathematics Pedagogy

The purpose of this course is to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with content-specific knowledge, methods, and theoretical basis necessary for success in the secondary mathematics classroom. The course content emphasizes: teaching for conceptual understanding, problem solving, reasoning and sense making, proof, modeling, representations, mathematics as a coherent and connected subject, and technology integration. The course is also designed to help pre-service and in service teachers develop an understanding of how to use national and state mathematics standards in lesson planning, instruction, and assessment, and become aware of various teaching resources that are available to enrich math instruction.

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EDFS 6503 Communicative Literacies

This course explores approaches to text, reading process, literary theory, the teaching of literature, and ways to support struggling readers.

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EDFS 6506 Literate Lives

This course explores 21st century literacies, the composition process, and how one might develop proficient consumers and producers of text in a variety of formats.

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EDFS 6507 Secondary Science Pedagogy

Admission to the MAT, MED, EdS degree. The purpose of this course is to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with content-specific knowledge, methods, and theoretical basis necessary for success in the secondary science classroom. The course content emphasizes : teaching for conceptual understanding, problem solving, reasoning and sense making, proof, modeling, representations, science as a coherent and connected subject, and technology integration. The course is also designed to help pre-service and in-service teachers develop and understanding of how to use national and state science standards in lesson planning, instruction and assessment, and become aware of various teaching resources that are available to enrich science instruction.

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EDFS 7135 Applied Research II

Prerequisite: EDFS 7134. The supervised implementation of an individual research project, including securing and handling data, data analysis, describing results, drawing conclusions, and reporting in a scholarly manner for submission to a professional journal.

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