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 712 Cr.3
Critical Issues in Reading for School Psychologists
The course is designed to develop competence in determining causes and degrees of reading disabilities, recommending specific corrective or remedial instruction to meet specific needs for students. This course will help reading professionals to investigate important factors of achievement gap in literacy learning and incorporate effective research-based modifications for diverse learners. The course content also focuses on practitioner inquiry, reflective practice, and the evolving concept of literacy shaped by the following trends: culturally responsive literacy curriculum, critical literacy, and new literacies. Prerequisite: SPY 752; taken concurrently with SPY 763; admission to School Psychology Program. Offered Fall.
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.