2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

Educational Studies (EDS) - Courses

+ next to a course number indicates a general education course

Courses

+EDS 203 Cr.3

School, Society, and Teachers

In this course, students will examine the social, historical, and philosophical foundations of schooling and the teaching profession, with specific attention on the individual roles of teachers. Students will explore the ways teachers are positioned within the twenty-first century and begin to delve into the complexities and nuances of the field of education in relation to school law, governance, ethics, school financing, and accountability reforms. Students in this course will critically examine reform movements, policy changes, and pedagogical innovations in the field of education, as well as begin to articulate their personal philosophies of education. Analysis of social class, race, gender, conflicting aims of education, and formal and hidden curricula are predominant subjects of study in this course. This course is required for all teacher education programs except physical education and school health education. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

+EDS 206 Cr.3

Multicultural Education

This introductory diversity course explores the role that multiculturalism plays in schools and the broader society. This course examines aspects of identity from anthropological, sociological, historical, political, and economic perspectives and how they intersect in school settings. It uses schools as the site for analyzing the ways in which aspects of minority cultures are addressed and incorporated into educational instruction in public schools. Through engagement with diverse texts, activities, and presentations, it prepares students for teaching and working in increasingly diverse and pluralistic schools and communities, and specifically with minority cultures. Moreover, the course maintains a concerted focus on how students, teachers, parents, and community members experience and perceive schooling in the United States. The students in the course develop a nuanced understanding of cultural representation at the individual, institutional, and societal levels by critically examining key texts as well as their own personal experiences. Finally, the course provides future citizens teachers with the analytical and pedagogical tools to ensure that multiculturalism is valued, cultivated, and promoted in classrooms across the U.S. Prerequisite: EDS 203 recommended. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

EDS 308 Cr.3

Foundations of Literacy

The focus of this course will be on the language and language arts/literacy development for all learners. This course provides students with the theories, principles, goals, and pedagogical skills for teaching language arts/literacy for elementary and middle-level learners. Emphasis will be given to critical literacy including effective practices from multicultural and multilingual literacy perspectives. Teacher candidates will also develop an understanding of political and social dimensions of language arts/literacy education. Prerequisite: EDS 203; declared education major; completed basic skills testing milestone; sophomore standing. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

EDS 309 Cr.2

Education in a Global Society

In support of teachers as globally responsive citizens, this course studies international education issues relating to global poverty, gender inequality and the impact of globalization on the teaching profession. Comparative case studies regarding education systems in other parts of the world are integrated to provide a stronger global perspective on social, economic and political aspects of schooling. Prerequisite: EDS 203. EDS 206 recommended. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

EDS 311 Cr.3

Curriculum and Pedagogy for Early Childhood-Middle Childhood/Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

The course is designed to consider the nature of a teaching profession, the use of standards in a profession, and responsibilities of PK-12 educators. The role of schools in society will be examined along with the history and politics of school curriculum. Possible levels of curriculum use in schools from knowledge reproduction to curriculum integration will be discussed. Culturally responsive teaching and conflict resolution will be emphasized. Prerequisite: EDS 203; declared education major; completed basic skills testing milestone. EDS 206 recommended. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 319 Cr.2

Teaching with Integrated Technology I

This course is an introduction to the systematic planning of instructional technology. Course objectives include developing functional skills in computer hardware and software, design of multimedia materials, and effective application of technology in teaching and learning. The course focuses on the basic principles of learning through technology integration into instruction with the use of multimedia, web development, instructional media, distance learning, Internet use and ethical, legal, and social issues in technology. Lect. 1, Lab 1. Prerequisite: declared education major; sophomore standing. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

EDS 351 Cr.4

Language, Literacy, and Culture in the Secondary Classroom

This course consists of class sessions and an integrated field experience. It is designed to equip teacher candidates to understand theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy processes and instruction. Students will: a) learn about instructional strategies, approaches, and materials to support student learning in literacy, b) learn about a variety of assessments and how assessment information can be used to plan and evaluate literacy instruction, c) develop an awareness, understanding, respect, and value for diversity and its impact on literacy, and d) learn about factors in the learning environment that foster literacy achievement. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education. Consent of instructor. Offered Fall, Spring.

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 402 Cr.2

Field Experience I: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood/Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course is the first field experience in a school environment. Teacher candidates will be introduced to professionalism, classroom management, and conflict resolution. Teacher candidates will plan and teach lessons within the designated developmental range. Prerequisite: EDS 203, EDS 308, EDS 311; to be taken concurrently with EDS 412 and EDS 413; admission to teacher education program; junior standing. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 412 Cr.5

Teaching Reading and Literacy: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood/Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course will focus on teaching reading/literacy strategies and techniques for elementary and middle level classrooms. The course will cover pedagogy and application of best practices in reading/literacy instruction. Prerequisite: EDS 308, EDS 311; to be taken concurrently with EDS 402 and EDS 413; junior standing. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 413 Cr.3

Teaching Social Studies: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood/Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course provides teacher candidates with an introduction to the issues and best practices in social studies education in elementary and middle level classrooms, promoting the development of inquiry, cultural awareness, multiple perspectives, active learning, and critical thinking. Teacher candidates will explore curriculum, techniques, and materials, which promote powerful and meaningful social studies. Prerequisite: EDS 308, EDS 311; to be taken concurrently with EDS 402 and EDS 412; admission to teacher education program; junior standing. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Spring.

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; junior standing. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

EDS 421 Cr.3

Teaching General Science Methods:Early Childhood-Middle Childhood/Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course is designed to introduce EC-MC and MC-EA teacher candidates to current methods and practices for teaching science in elementary and middle school classrooms. Methods will be investigated regarding the nature of science as a discipline, as well as strategies for instruction and assessment of student learning. In addition, teacher candidates will explore and critically evaluate standards and science curricula. Diversity and gender issues in science education will also be emphasized. Prerequisite: EDS 402; MTH 135 with a grade of "C" or better; to be take concurrently with EDS 422 and EDS 445; admission to teacher education program; junior standing. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 422 Cr.2

Teaching Mathematics Methods: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course is designed to introduce EC-MC and MC-EA teacher candidates to current methods and practices for teaching mathematics in elementary and middle school classrooms. Teacher candidates will deepen their understanding of the scope and sequence of mathematics standards, research-based instructional methods and assessment strategies designed to support all learners. Prerequisite: EDS 402; grade of "C" or better in both MTH 135 and MTH 136; to be taken concurrently with EDS 421 and EDS 445; admission to teacher education; junior standing. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 445 Cr.2

Field Experience II: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood/Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

This course is the second field experience in a school environment. Teacher candidates will further develop their professionalism, classroom management techniques, and conflict resolution skills. Teacher candidates will develop and teach lessons including units of instruction as well as building and maintaining the classroom environment within the designated developmental range. Lect. 1, Lab 1. Prerequisite: EDS 402; to be taken concurrently with EDS 421 and EDS 422; admission to teacher education program; junior standing. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 450 Cr.2

Field Experience II: Early Childhood-Adolescence, Early Adolescence-Adolescence

This course is the second field experience in a school environment. Teacher candidates will further develop their professionalism, classroom management techniques, and conflict resolution skills. Teacher candidates will develop and teach lessons including units of instruction as well as building and maintaining the classroom environment within the designed developmental range. Lect. 1, Lab 1. Prerequisite: EDS 351; admission to teacher education program; junior standing. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 452 Cr.3

Teaching in Schools

This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates (TCs) for full professional involvement in schools by being able to understand and implement current educational research and reform efforts. Building on the curriculum, instruction, and assessment models learned in earlier courses, TCs will learn to function in professional learning communities (PLCs) to implement curriculum and educational reforms including integrated curriculum, responsive classrooms, effective classroom management, and family/community engagement. A focus on middle level pedagogy (i.e., meeting the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of the young adolescent learner) will undergird this course. Prerequisite: EDS 402. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 463 Cr.3

Designing Instruction and Ongoing Assessment for Diverse Learners

This course addresses multiple critical skills for teacher candidates. The course will provide in-depth coverage of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model, and in particular how it relates to learners with special needs. Directly connected to the RTI content will be a focus on both formal and informal assessment strategies students may use for progress monitoring. The course will also cover differentiation techniques the students may apply based on their knowledge of student needs and progress. Prerequisite: SPE 401; admission to the teacher education program; junior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.

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 492 Cr.1

Student Teaching Seminar

This seminar course provides an opportunity to discuss and further develop candidates’ critical thinking regarding issues of the field and practice of educating school-age individuals. As a result of this course candidates will discuss current issues experienced within their student teaching experiences as well as issues around the areas of professionalism, conflict resolution, and classroom management. Prerequisite: to be taken concurrently with EDS 493 or EDS 494 or EDS 495; admission to teacher education. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 493 Cr.3-15

Student Teaching: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood/Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

Student teaching is a full day, full school semester, professional experience in selected elementary and secondary schools with qualified, approved cooperating teachers. Orientation, seminars, and other professional experiences are also required. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester for each additional licensure. Registration occurs through the Office of Field Experience only. Prerequisite: completion of education requirements, including special methods courses; appropriate education faculty recommendation; 2.75 cum GPA and 2.75 GPA in major, minor, concentrations & professional coursework; passing scores in Praxis II content areas; passing scores in WI Foundations of Reading Test and/or ACTFL oral & written proficiency rating of "Intermediate-High" for modern language certification candidates. Consent of department. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 494 Cr.3-15

Student Teaching: Early Adolescence-Adolescence/Early Childhood Adolescence

Student teaching is a full day, full school semester, professional experience in selected elementary and secondary schools with qualified, approved cooperating teachers. Orientation, seminars, and other professional experiences are also required. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester for each additional licensure. Registration occurs through the Office of Field Experience only. Prerequisite: completion of education requirements, including special methods courses; appropriate education faculty recommendation; 2.75 cum GPA and 2.75 GPA in major, minor, concentrations & professional coursework; passing scores in Praxis II content areas; and/or ACTFL oral & written proficiency rating of "Intermediate-High" for modern language certification candidates. Consent of department. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. Offered Fall, Spring.

EDS 495 Cr.3-15

Teaching Internship

Teaching internship is a full day, full school semester, professional experience in selected elementary and secondary schools with qualified, approved cooperating teachers. Orientation, seminars, and other professional experiences are also required. Must be selected for Wisconsin Internship Program placement and a State Intern License. Registration occurs through the Office of Field Experience only. Prerequisite: completion of education requirements, including special methods courses; appropriate education faculty recommendation; 3.0 cum GPA and 3.0 GPA in major, minor, concentrations & professional coursework; passing scores in Praxis II content areas; and/or ACTFL oral & written proficiency rating of "Intermediate-High" for modern language certification candidates; passing scores in WI Foundations of Reading Test for EC-MC & MC-EA candidates. Consent of department. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. Offered Fall, Spring.

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