Courses

  • SED HE 720: Selected Problems in Health Education
    Health education with emphasis on nutrition, medical self-care, substance abuse, physical exercise, and leisure from Eastern and Western perspectives. Designed for graduate students in health professions, management, and education with interests in comprehensive health care and health promotion. 4 cr.
  • SED HE 722: Curriculum Development for Health, Movement and Wellness
    For individuals in a variety of settings involved in planning curricula related to health, movement and wellness. Explores influences on curriculum development and implementation in a variety of settings, including schools and communities, focusing on effective planning for behavior change in a variety of populations within schools and communities. 4 cr.
  • SED HE 724: Sexuality, Culture, and Human Development
    Human sexuality across the lifespan. A developmental approach concerned with the promotion of psychological, sociological, and physical well-being studied in multicultural contexts. The role and responsibility of health education in effecting change within the public is emphasized. 4 cr.
  • SED LC 500: Directed Study
    Open to undergraduate students only. Prereq: Signed plan of study must be submitted in advance of registration on a Directed study form obtained from the SED Office of Records. Var cr.
  • SED LC 900: Independent Study
    See SED AP 900 for description. Prereq: Approval of advisor. Signed plan of study must be submitted in advance of registration on an Independent study form obtained from the SED Office of Records. Var cr.
  • SED LC 999: Dissertation Advisement
    See SED AP 999 for description.
  • SED LP 999: London SED Prog
  • SED LR 501: Teaching of Reading
    For upper level undergraduate and beginning graduate students without experience in teaching. Study of literacy development in childhood and early adolescence, and the implications for teaching and learning. Includes integration of educational media and technology as a teaching approach. Discussion of theory and research in effective instruction, and the application of both to effective lesson planning. 4 cr.
  • SED LR 503: Reading and Writing Assessment
    For undergraduate students in Special Education and Elementary Education. Introduction of informal assessment of reading and writing knowledge and strategies among students in general education classrooms. ?Includes analysis of prototypic case studies. Provides foundation for a two-credit module (SED SE 515) that addresses the particular needs of special populations. 2 cr.
  • SED LR 551: Reading Development, Assessment, and Instruction in the Elementary School
    For beginning graduate students without experience in the teaching of reading. Study of reading development in childhood and early adolescence, and the implications for teaching and learning. Discussion of theory and research on effective instruction and assessment, and the application of both to teaching. Not open to students who have completed SED LR 501 and/or LR 503. 4 cr.
  • SED LR 782: History of Reading Research
    Analysis and synthesis of the classic and contemporary research literature on reading with a focus of the historical trends in methodology, understanding the theoretical processes, and the state of the art instructional practices over time. Exploration of the implications for teaching and learning, and for future research. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 560: Introduction to Language and Language Acquisition
    Introduction to the main aspects of language and language acquisition in typical, atypical, and second language learners. Topic areas include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, child- directed speech, the role of cognitive development, and theories of language acquisition. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 565: Applied Linguistics: Language & Linguistics Survey
    An introduction to contemporary linguistics, including phonological, morphological, and syntax theory, sociolinguistics, first- and second-language acquisition, and discourse theory. Also covers applications of various branches of linguistics to education, including issues of different cultures in the classroom and the role of language in education, and the development of literacy. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 567: Structure of English
    Linguistic analysis of English grammatical structures and pedagogical application of linguistic concepts in preparation for teaching English as a second or foreign language. ?Coursework extends implicit linguistic knowledge of English to explicit metalinguistic knowledge necessary for grammar sequencing and instruction. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 595: Child Second Language Acquisitions
    An introduction to contemporary linguistics, including phonological, morphological, and syntactic theory, sociolinguistics, first- and second-language acquisition, and discourse theory. Also covers applications of various branches of linguistics to education, including issues of different cultures in the classroom and the role of language in education. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 610: Applied Phonology: Strategies for Improving English Language Learners' Intelligibility
    Practical training in teaching pronunciation to improve mutual intelligibility: the ability of English language learners to understand and be understood by others. Pronunciation training is integrated within a framework of current research and latest practices. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 626: Inter-Cultural Communication: Theoretical & Methodological Approaches
    Explores the literature and theory related to the cultural factors that influence communication between individuals. The goal of the course is to present approaches that balance the study of our common humanity with the study of cultural differences. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 627: Critical Analysis of Children's and Young Adult Literature
    Overview of children's and young adult literature, including introduction to authors, illustrators, and literary genres, and exploration and discussion of distinctive portrayals (e.g., genders, cultures, ethnicities, religions). The course is intended to develop overall knowledge of texts, awareness and understanding of critical issues that surround children's and young adult literature, and an understanding of how to evaluate and select texts for use in and out of school settings. This course requires substantial reading of selected children's and young adult literature. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 628: Exploring Picture Books for All Readers
    An overview of up-to-date picture books that communicate complex narrative and non-narrative themes and ideas. In-depth exploration across multiple genres, styles, and authors will allow development of an awareness of the diversity of texts, visual literacy and critical reading skills. Includes modeling of research- based pedagogies to support student literacy development. 4 cr.
  • SED LS 629: Looking at Young Adult Literature Through Multiple Lenses: Literature, Literacy, and Learning
    Exploration of young adult literature across multiple genres, writing styles, and authors with emphasis on strategies to identify and evaluate a diverse collection of challenging and complex texts. Includes?an examination of best practices for using Young Adult texts in classroom instruction. 4 cr.