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T EDUC 471 Diversity and Equity in Schools and Curriculum (3)
Examines the instructional methods and multicultural understandings necessary to address the learning to a diverse student population in a globalized society.
T EDUC 482 Foundations of Education: Policy, Ethics, and Philosophy (5)
Introduces contemporary issues in schools and their historical genesis starting with the successes and challenges in classrooms, schools, and communities today, tracing their roots back in time. Provides an overview for those considering becoming teachers or wishing to become more informed citizens.
T EDUC 483 Health Education and Child Abuse (3)
Theoretical and practical foundations for designing and integrating health instruction into the K-8 curriculum using a holistic approach that involves mental, physical, and affective domains. Crucial background information about educators' responsibilities regarding detection and reporting of child abuse and neglect under Washington State law.
T EDUC 490 Service Learning Practicum in Education (5)
Introduces the profession of teaching through a service-learning approach. Examines school-related factors and best practices in teaching through 40 hours of directed observation in a K-12 setting, course reading, discussion, and presentations. Credit /no credit only.
T EDUC 495 Environmental Education (3)
Examines developments in environmental education from practical, curricular, and philosophical perspectives. Focuses on integrating environmental education with any K-12 science curriculum. Examines current programs and curricula and considers the role of formal education in generating environmental awareness and stewardship.
T EDUC 501 Foundations of Education: Policy, Ethics, and Philosophy (3)
Provides in-depth examination of current issues in public schools focusing on the life decisions of professional education practice in classrooms, schools, and communities. Describes K-12 schools governance at all levels, ethical decision making in the system, and philosophical issues including the purpose of schools in contemporary society.
T EDUC 502 Learning About Learning (3)
Explores behaviorist, cognitive, constructivist, and sociocultural theories of learning. Analyzes and critiques each theory as it applies to classroom teaching. Focuses on the psychological and socio-psychological contexts within which students conduct the educational process.
T EDUC 503 Educational Measurement (3)
Introduces elements of measurement essential to good teaching. Emphasizes critical thinking about assessment instruments, evaluation of assessment instruments, innovative curricula, and other instructional materials. Focuses on initial knowledge and skills in the evaluation of published research (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, action, program evaluation) that are more fully developed in T EDUC 504.
T EDUC 504 Understanding Educational Research (3)
Introduction to research in the behavioral and social sciences relevant to study of education. Emphasizes the evaluation of research literature and the applicability of research findings. Prerequisite: T EDUC 503.
T EDUC 507 Portfolio Development (1)
Prepares pre-service teachers in the development, structure, and purpose of a portfolio. Introduces the mission and values of the program and the alignment of program goals with state and national standards. Identifies elements of a portfolio. Examines critical reflection, application of evidence-based practice, and assessment of teaching methods.
T EDUC 510 Science Methods: K-8 (3)
Examines how students learn science and explores research-based models of science instruction and assessment. Students design, implement, and evaluate instructional strategies that facilitate students' learning of scientific process.
T EDUC 520 Multicultural Education (3)
Explores major theoretical, political, and pedagogical issues in multicultural education. Studies institutional and cultural discrimination such as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender, disability, and language. Examines the relationship between schooling and the reproduction of stratification and discrimination, as well as examines curricular and pedagogical approaches to address these variables.
Instructor Course Description: Natasha Merchant
T EDUC 523 Culture of Secondary Schools (3)
Systematic, research-based analysis of current practices in secondary schools, with particular emphasis on the roles and contextual influences of students, staff, parents, and communities, and their influence on student achievement.
T EDUC 524 Secondary Students with Disabilities (3)
Covers the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical bases for pre-service secondary teachers to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Emphasizes the translation of research into practice.
Instructor Course Description: Katherine M Bartlett
T EDUC 526 Arts in The Schools (3)
Explores the domain of the arts, particularly music, drawing, painting, and three dimensional expressions such as pottery, sculpture and architecture, to find means of better integrating arts and arts instruction into the school curriculum.
Instructor Course Description: Ann Schuster
T EDUC 527 Content Literacy (3)
Provides prospective general and special education teachers with evidence-based practices in the area of content literacy. Addresses the knowledge and skills required for comprehending informational text. Includes evidence-based procedures for evaluation and modifying curricular material, and teaches methods for evaluation student progress.
T EDUC 530 Curriculum Inquiry (3)
Examines reading, writing, and thinking as it occurs in various specific and integrated content areas of the school curriculum in grades K-12. Focuses on the ideas and strategies needed to enhance instructional effectiveness across the curriculum.
T EDUC 531 Curricular Uses of Children's and Young Adult Literature (3)
Examines the issues and strategies in using children's and young adult literature across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms. Analyzes the variety of trade books currently available. Discusses the theory and techniques for creating a literature-based program.
T EDUC 533 Classroom Management in Secondary Schools (3)
Explores research-based strategies that enable pre-service secondary teachers to establish effective management systems and promote academic success for all students. Emphasizes strategies for creating a positive school environment, including preventing and responding to problem behavior, and improving student motivation for learning.
T EDUC 534 Process Writing Across The Curriculum (3)
Examines research and theories on writing development in school children, examine the relationships among reading, writing and content knowledge acquisition, and experiment with writing methods for classroom teachers.
T EDUC 535 Literacy in Secondary Schools (3)
Provides research base for teaching language arts to diverse secondary students including English language learners and students with disabilities. Integrates writing with literature across content areas. Addresses evaluation and modification of curricular materials. Teaches methods of evaluating student progress.
Instructor Course Description: Maya Marie Smith Virginia Rehberg
T EDUC 537 Classroom Assessment: Content Area Assessment (3)
Examines the curricular standards and methods of inquiry in science, social studies, health, and arts. Emphasizes how to develop curriculum, instruction, and assessment alignment in classrooms.
T EDUC 539 Principles of Teaching in Secondary Schools (3)
Provides an orientation to curriculum, instruction, assessment, classroom environment, social, and other issues for adolescent and young adults in grades 5-12. Readings, activities, and assignments are designed to develop foundational knowledge in issues in secondary teaching and to develop teacher candidates' consciousness as a teacher.
T EDUC 540 Systems of Prevention and Strategic Supports Seminar (3)
Emphasizes the roles teachers play in the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral development of students. Focuses on best practices in sustainable, systems change through collaborative problem solving. Includes critical components of multitier supports and proactive data-based decision making.
T EDUC 541 Reading Methods and Interventions (3)
Utilizes theory, research, and validated methods for designing literacy instruction. Focuses on effective teaching for beginning and struggling readers. Includes instructional design, assessment, and monitoring progress with additional attention to reading in special education contexts. Offered: jointly with T EDSP 541.
T EDUC 542 Structuring The Classroom For Success (3)
For teachers of at-risk/mainstreamed students. Focuses on how a well-managed classroom and school environment supports students' personal growth and promotes academic success. Examines alternative delivery systems and strategies for meeting individual needs.
T EDUC 543 Math Methods and Interventions (3)
Utilizes theory, research, and validated methods for designing effective mathematics instruction for academic interventions and support for students struggling in mathematics. Includes instructional design, assessment, and monitoring progress with additional attention to math learning in special education contexts. Offered: jointly with T EDSP 543.
T EDUC 548 Classroom Management (3)
Examines research-based strategies that enable pre-service teachers to establish effective management systems and promote academic success for all students. Emphasizes strategies for creating a positive school environment, including preventing and responding to problem behavior, and improving student motivation for learning.
T EDUC 549 Teaching Students with Special Needs (3)
Covers the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical bases for pre-service teachers to meet the needs of a diverse student population including students with disabilities, and highly capable students. Emphasized the translation of research into practice.
T EDUC 554 Language Arts (3)
Provides an evidence base for teaching language arts to diverse K-8 students including English language learners and students with disabilities. Focuses on research based writing instruction. Includes instruction in listening and oral language. Addresses evaluation and modification of curricular materials and progress monitoring methods.
T EDUC 555 Literature and Content Reading (3)
Prepares prospective teachers to analyze and acquire research-based pedagogy in reading instruction and informational texts. Prospective teachers will develop instructional designs to implement research findings in K-8 classrooms.
T EDUC 556 Social and Emotional Learning (3) Feuerborn
Prepares teacher to meet the social and emotional needs of primary and secondary students. Provides in-depth exploration of theory and practice including evidence-based assessment and supports across the universal, targeted, and intensive levels of prevention. Geared toward teachers interested in working with students who lack critical skills necessary for resiliency. Offered: jointly with T EDSP 556; Sp.
T EDUC 560 Mathematics Methods I (3)
Provides the theoretical and empirical foundation for effective mathematics instruction. Includes issues in mathematics instruction, analysis and modification of instructional materials and the design of generalizable problem-solving strategies. Includes methods for monitoring student progress and adjusting instruction to meet individual student needs. Addresses instructional content in grades K-4.
T EDUC 561 Mathematics Methods II (3)
Provides the theoretical and empirical foundation for effective mathematics instruction. Includes mathematics instruction, analysis and modification of instructional materials and the design of generalizable problem-solving strategies. Includes methods for monitoring student progress and adjusting instruction to meet individual student needs. Addresses instructional content in grades 5-8. Prerequisite: T EDUC 560.
T EDUC 562 Social Studies Methods (3)
Prepares prospective teachers to teach civics, economics, geography, and history. In addition to this social studies content- as required by the State of Washington-the course prepares prospective teachers to teach the skills required for and promote dispositions that support full democratic citizenship.
Instructor Course Description: Natasha Merchant
T EDUC 563 Cultural and Linguistic Contexts for Instructing English Language Learners (3)
Examines research on the social contexts of learning and teaching English as a second language. Analyzes multidisciplinary studies on culture in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language policy. Understands how educational environments impact second language learners' attitude and identities as well as teachers' instructional approaches.
T EDUC 564 Methods and Curricula in Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners (3)
Focuses on research finding related to oral language, literacy, and academic achievement for English language learners in the United States. Examines the theoretical underpinnings and research-based principles of various methods and curricula of second language teaching. Emphasizes effective curricula and instructional strategies.
T EDUC 565 Research and Methods in Mathematics and Science Instruction for English Language Learners (3)
Examines mathematics and science instruction for English learners by drawing upon theories and research finding in mathematics/science education, bilingual education, second language acquisition, and multicultural education. Examines, critiques, and develops effective instructional practices (e.g. curriculum, instruction, and assessment) that promote K-12 student advancement in mathematics and science.
T EDUC 569 Testing and Evaluation for English Language Learners (3)
Focuses on the research on language assessment. Examines the debates about the socially situated nature of language and the skill-based individualistic focus in current conceptualizations of language proficiency. Studies how to evaluate various aspects of language and academic performance of English learners in K-12 classrooms.
T EDUC 583 Response to Intervention: Academic Intervention Seminar (3)
Focuses on academic interventions for K-12 struggling students. Includes preparation, presentation, discussion, and evaluation of research papers. Credit/no-credit only.
T EDUC 584 Response to Intervention: Social, Emotional, Behavioral Supports and Intervention Seminar (3)
Focuses on social, emotional, and behavioral supports and interventions for K-12 struggling students. Includes preparation, presentation, discussion, and evaluation of research papers. Credit/no-credit only.
T EDUC 587 Field Experience I (1-12, max, 12)
Observation and participation practicum in assigned public school classrooms under University supervision. Includes seminars that provide guided inquiry into the nature and social context of teaching and learning, drawing heavily from observations and experiences in the site placements. Prerequisite: site placement.
T EDUC 588 Field Experience II (1-12, max. 12)
Practicum in public school classrooms under university supervision. Includes group instruction to demonstrate specific skills and understanding. Provides guided inquiry into the nature and social context of teaching and learning, drawn heavily from observations and experiences in the interns' site placements. Prerequisite: T EDUC 587.
T EDUC 589 Field Experience III (1-12, max 12)
Full-time teaching practicum in assigned public school classrooms. Includes seminar that provides guided inquiry into the nature and social context of teaching and learning, drawn heavily from observations and experiences in the interns' site placements. Prerequisite: T EDUC 588.
T EDUC 590 Elementary Education Reflective Seminar (1-3, max. 3)
Provides guided inquiry into the nature and social context of teaching and learning, as contrasted with the more pragmatic content of other components of the Teacher Certification Program.
T EDUC 591 Special Topics in Education (1-9, max. 9)
Offered: jointly with T EDSP 591.
T EDUC 592 Independent Study (1-9, max. 9)
Faculty-supervised independent study or readings in areas of education of special interest or need to the student. Topics vary. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and approved program of study or readings.
T EDUC 593 Practicum Seminar I (3)
Provides the background, knowledge, and opportunity to explore research-based practices with students in classrooms. Prerequisite: Completion of core and strand requirements or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with T EDSP 593.
T EDUC 594 Practicum Seminar II (3)
Second of two practicum seminars designed to improve professional practice. Prerequisite: T EDUC 593 or permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description: Katherine M Bartlett
T EDUC 599 Culminating Project (1-13, max. 13)
Final project designed in collaboration with faculty as an application of the program's theory and research.