Educational Studies (EDS) - Graduate Courses
EDS 400/500 Cr.1-3
Continuing Education Professional Development
This course provides continuing education opportunities for Educational Professionals on a wide variety of topics. Topics selected for this course will mirror current trends and professional development interests of individual school district or educational institution. Varying topics will be offered with a specific title assigned to each. This course is open to professionals practicing in the education field and offered through the Continuing Education and Extension Office (CEE). Repeatable for credit with a different topic. EDS 400/500 credits cannot be used toward any Department of Educational Studies undergraduate or graduate programs. Consent of instructor. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
EDS 414/514 Cr.1
Foundations of Reading Seminar
The purpose of this course is to review and discuss key concepts related to the foundations of reading, including the sub-areas of (1) foundations of reading development (phonological and phonemic awareness, concepts of print and the alphabetic principle, phonics, word analysis skills), (2) development of reading comprehension (vocabulary development, reading comprehension skills and strategies), and (3) reading assessment and instruction (formal and informal assessments, multiple theories and approaches). In addition, the course prepares pre-service and in-service teachers to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of teaching reading by composing an organized and developed analysis/written response for given teaching reading scenarios. Repeatable for credit - maximum three. Prerequisite: EDS 412 or concurrent enrollment. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
EDS 475/575 Cr.1-3
Educational Studies Special Topics
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for teacher candidates or aspiring teachers to gain experience and knowledge for education topics. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
EDS 600 Cr.3
Research in Education
The design, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative, qualitative data and action research relative to education. Attention is given to assisting students in being critical consumers of the research literature as well as designing their own studies. Prerequisite: admission to a DES graduate program. Consent of instructor. Offered Summer.
EDS 780 Cr.1-3
This course engages students in the examination of a current issue impacting public education and the teaching profession through the integration of focused research, debate, and writing. The issue under study may change each term depending on the importance and currency of the problem. Repeatable for credit - maximum three. Prerequisite: admission to a DES graduate program. Offered Fall, Spring.