Courses

  • SED LS 632: Graphic Novels
  • SED LS 658: Second Language Acquisition
    An examination of the research and theories of second-language acquisition with a focus on adult second language acquisition in both naturalistic and classroom contexts. Major theories, models, and hypotheses are explored and evaluated in relation to classroom practice. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 670: Multicultural Literature in the Pre-K-Grade 12 Classroom
    An in-depth study of diverse children's and young adult literature in school and community settings. Focused on recognizing high-quality, authentic, linguistically and cognitively complex texts that represent historically under- or misrepresented individuals, groups and communities. Includes modeling of research-based pedagogies to support all students' motivation, engagement, comprehension and response of proficient and struggling readers. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 690: Classroom Discourse
    Focuses on the role of discourse as a central component of teaching and learning and strategies, and strategies for building on students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds as learning assets in the learning process. Examines the types of instructional contexts, pedagogical approaches, and teacher talk moves that will support productive instructional interactions and deepen students' conceptual understanding. Includes use of video recording and transcript analysis to reflect on teacher talk in lesson planning and implementation. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 726: Discourse Analysis: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches
    Review of current research literature on discourse analysis; students practice and apply current methods and techniques of discourse analysis. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 727: Topical Seminar in Literacy and Language
    Focuses on one aspect of research, theory, and practice in literacy and language. Offered by visiting professors or resident faculty. Topics may include critical review of research literature in literacy and review and/or application of theory/research in literacy and language for a specific population. Var cr.
  • SED LS 762: Literacy Acquisition and Development: Addressing Strengths and Needs
    Focuses on the strengths and needs of elementary, middle, and secondary school the individual struggling/striving readers and students who experience difficulty with reading and writing in some contexts. Emphasizes effective literacy interventions practices across learning contexts, including in and out of school. Includes examination and discuss of both theoretical and practical readings. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 763: Field Experience in Literacy Education: Clinical Interventions
    Focuses on the application of research and theory to practice in clinical/tutorial instructional settings with a focus on developing and applying knowledge of best practices in literacy assessment and instruction for students who experience difficulty in reading and writing in some contexts. Participants administer and interpret results of various screening and diagnostic instruments within a tutoring context; plan and implement effective instructional practices to support areas of students' identified strengths and needs; engage in video analysis to prompt a reflective stance toward instruction and professional growth; ?prepare and ?share a final case report that summarizes ?assessment results and provides a detailed report of the instructional practices implemented and student?progress. 2 cr.
  • SED LS 764: Roles and Responsibilities of the Literacy Specialist: Leadership, Coaching, Teaching
    Examines a variety of roles assumed by literacy specialists as they work to support student learning. Participants engage in three types of activities: observation, reflection, and analysis of an in-service literacy professional's practice; consider and discuss observed practices within the context of existing theory and research; and a plan to promote professional learning and improve literacy instruction in schools and classrooms. Field experience. Permission required. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 780: Processes of Literacy: Reading and Responding
    Investigation of the theory and research related to the processes of reading and responding. Exploration of implications for assessment, instructional design, and educational planning. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 790: Literary Assessment to Inform Instruction
    Explores the theoretical underpinnings of literacy assessments and ways to use formal and informal assessments to identify learner's strengths and needs. Emphasizes assessment practices that are grounded in teaching interventions or "trials" that provide insight into instructional practices that support. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 792: Teaching Adolescent Readers and Writers
    Explores current theory and research regarding reading and writing processes and practices among adolescents in and out of school. Particular attention will be given to the integration of literacy instruction within content disciplines and the relevance of out-of-school literacies to in-school instruction. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 793: Field Experience in Literacy Education: School-based Intervention
    Graduate Prerequisites: SEDLS763
    The application of research and theory to practice in school-based instructional settings with a focus on developing and applying knowledge of best practices in literacy assessment and instructional intervention to their work with for students who experience difficulty in learning to read and write in some context. Participants will administer and interpret results of various screening and diagnostic instruments during individual and small group instructional contexts intervention sessions within schools. They will plan and implement effective instructional interventions based on children's identifiable areas of strengths and needs and final case report that summarizes assessment results and provides a detailed report of the instructional practices implemented intervention and student progress. Video analysis will be integrated throughout the semester to prompt a reflective stance toward instruction. Prereq: SED LS 763. 2 cr.
  • SED LW 736: Teaching Writing in Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools
    Study of research and theory that informs an understanding of the writing process, the development of writing abilities, and writing instruction and assessment. Application of the literature to classroom practice at the elementary, middle and secondary school levels. 4 cr.
  • SED LW 781: Processes of Writing
    Study of the theory and research related to writing. Exploration of implications for assessment, instructional design, and educational planning. 4 cr.
  • SED ME 200: Introduction to Mathematics Education
    Provides students with an introduction to the field of mathematics education, focusing primarily on the nature of mathematics teaching and learning and the current landscape of the profession of mathematics teaching. 2 cr.
  • SED ME 201: Methods for Tutoring Math Students
    Provides prospective tutors with knowledge of the big ideas of K-12 school mathematics, difficulties students may experience with these ideas, techniques for diagnosing the difficulties, and strategies for helping students improve their understanding and performance. 2 cr.
  • SED ME 503: Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems
    Designed for students majoring in elementary education, special education and deaf education who are preparing to become teachers of children in kindergarten through grade five. Topics include place value, whole numbers and operations, fractions, decimals, and elementary number theory. The emphasis is on exploring, explaining, and justifying mathematical ideas and connecting these ideas to the elementary classroom. 4 cr.
  • SED ME 504: Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Algebra, Geometry, & Statistics
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED ME 503.
    Designed for students majoring in elementary education, special education and deaf education who are preparing to become teachers of children in kindergarten through grade five. Topics include pre-algebra, proportional reasoning, geometry, measurement, and statistics. The emphasis is on exploring, explaining, and justifying mathematical ideas and connecting these ideas to the elementary classroom. This course focuses on topics in algebra, geometry, measurement and statistics. Students explore mathematics from the perspective of student and teacher. The emphasis is on making sense of key ideas in algebra and geometry and on exploring how student's understanding of these topics emerge and develop. Prereq: SED ME 503. 4 cr.
  • SED ME 506: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: Mathematics, 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED ME 508.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required, Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed pre- requisites. For description, see SED ME507. 4cr, 2nd sem.