Courses Offered by Reading, Foundations and Technology

Education (EDC) courses

  • EDC 700 Teaching and Learning I: Current Issues and Trends in Education

    Prerequisite: bachelor's degree and certification as a classroom teacher.

    This course examines educational issues, questions, concerns, and trends teachers face in their schools and daily practices. The impact of national and state policy-making, directions suggested by emerging educational research, and current educational reform efforts will receive particular attention.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 701 Teaching and Learning II: Diversity, Curriculum and Research

    Prerequisite: EDC 700; bachelor's degree and certification as a classroom teacher.

    This course engages students with research projects and curriculum ideas designed to strengthen and deepen student learning, with a special emphasis on questions of student diversity. The course helps students to formulate questions and use appropriate research principles to collect, analyze, interpret, and report data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of classroom instruction and educational policies. Students examine different curriculum models and theories and devise instructional practices to meet the needs of all learners.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 702 Teaching and Learning III: Management and Assessment of Learning

    Prerequisite: EDC 700 and EDC 701; bachelor's degree and certification as a classroom teacher.

    This course examines the reasons for, benefits of, and limitations of the increasing call for effective and comprehensive assessment practices and helps teachers plan for, construct, use, and analyze a variety of assessment practices. This course also examines various models of and approaches to classroom management and discipline and the relation of management practices to effective learning.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 703 Teaching and Learning IV: Curriculum Development

    Prerequisite: EDC 700 and EDC 701 and EDC 702; bachelor's degree and certification as a classroom teacher.

    This course engages students in a careful examination of the curriculum they teach, from district curriculum goals, national curriculum standards, and course- or grade-level goals. The course encourages reflection about instructional practices in light of curriculum goals.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 704 Teaching and Learning V: Research Seminar

    Prerequisite: EDC 700 and EDC 701 and EDC 702 and EDC 703; bachelor's degree and certification as a classroom teacher.

    An in-depth study related to a research topic identified earlier in the program or curricular project begun as part of a learning team, leading to the guided development and completion of an extensive research paper.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 786 Research Seminar in Education

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    An in-depth study of chosen topic in K-12 education leading to the guided development and completion of an extensive research paper or major creative work.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 800 Teacher Leadership I: Contemporary Educational Problems

    Prerequisite: bachelor's degree and certification as a classroom teacher; master's degree in an education related field.

    This blended (online and face-to-face) course examines current educational problems at the macro-social level and how current trends in education ease or exacerbate those problems. These problems include, but are not limited to, the achievement gap, charter schools, socio-economics, homelessness, school funding, race/gender, community-school relationships, the social impact of technology, public school funding, the state of democracy, and so forth.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 801 Teacher Leadership II: Diversity and Curricular Design

    Prerequisite: EDC 800; bachelor's degree and certification as a classroom teacher; master's degree in an education related field.

    This blended (online and face-to-face) course examines diversity and our shrinking global relationships through the lens of various theoretical perspectives (feminist, critical race theory, queer theory, etc.) as the means to critique current curriculum models and construct more culturally response curriculum for 21st century students. Participants will lead in the creation of curriculum that is responsive to their particular students, has a global perspective, and is mindful of ability differences

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 802 Teacher Leadership III: Building Classroom Climate and Effective Student Assessments

    Prerequisite: EDC 800 and EDC 801; bachelor's degree and certification as a classroom teacher; master's degree in an education related field.

    This blended (online and face-to-face) course examines various philosophical bases for creating successful classroom communities and reasonable strategies for assessment student growth. This course also examines the myriad ways that classroom community understandings impact why and how students might be assessed.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • EDC 803 Teacher Leadership IV: Curriculum Theory

    Prerequisite: EDC 800 and EDC 801 and EDC 802; bachelor's degree and certification as a classroom teacher; master's degree in an education related field.

    This blended (online and face-to-face) course engages students in a critical examination of curriculum theory as the basis for making curricular decisions. The course encourages reflection about curriculum goals in light of contemporary and historically understood curriculum theory.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

Educational Technology (EDT) courses

  • EDT 630 Technology Systems Management and Maintenance

    This course will include an introduction to computer and peripheral hardware, microcomputer operating systems and education-related software packages, and the management of computers in a classroom or school setting. The management and maintenance of a system of computers is useful in many educational, instructional, communication and media production settings. Educational technology students should be prepared to troubleshoot and resolve basic technology problems that occur in an educational setting. Therefore, a variety of education-specific topics will be presented in this course. May be taught concurrently with EDT 530. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 630 and EDT 530.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 640 Technology Administration and Management

    This course is designed to provide technology specialists, technology coordinators, library media specialists, school administrators and educators with a working knowledge of the administrative processes and concerns of operating an educational technology support facility. The primary focus will be toward leadership, strategic planning, and change management and writing technology plans. The content of this course is primarily structured for educational institutions but could be utilized for instructional and training systems in many types of industrial, religious, medical and corporate organizations that teach and train. May be taught concurrently with EDT 563. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 640 and EDT 563.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 650 Selection and Utilization of Educational Technology

    Targets principles of attention, perception, and retention regarding selection and implementation of instructional strategies. Students apply instructional design principles and learning theories to develop professional products; develop and implement evaluation strategies for hypermedia materials; combine electronic and non-electronic media; use telecommunications tools for production purposes; and integrate a variety of instructional technology tools. May be taught concurrently with EDT 565. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 650 and EDT 565.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 660 Digital-Age Learning Environments

    This online course covers uses of instructional systems design model to guide the student in systematically developing e-learning instruction. The theory and practice of e-learning environments to maximize learning for all including usability and accessibility concerns are examined. Practical and theoretical means for ascertaining the needs of learners, implementations of specific technologies to meet those needs, and assessment of the effectiveness of the e-learning environment in meeting learners' needs are presented. Students are expected to apply previously learned skills and knowledge including the principles and techniques for integrating current and emerging instructional technology to plan, create, and manage an e-learning project in a real-world context. May be taught concurrently with EDT 560. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 660 and EDT 560.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 662 Educational Applications of Computers for Teaching

    Using microcomputers in educational settings. Includes the investigation of software in desktop publishing, record management and multimedia applications. Special emphasis will be given to selection of appropriate programs for specific classroom utilization as well as computer interfaced peripheral devices. May be taught concurrently with EDT 562. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 662 and EDT 562.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 670 Fundamentals of Computer Networking, Cloud Based Technology, and Internet Safety

    This introductory graduate course will provide a foundational understanding of networking, cloud based storage, and internet safety. Learners in this course will gain an understanding of office and business networking, using the cloud for storage and safety, and types of internet attacks that they may face. Students will learn how to evaluate the needs of their organization and come to terms with the vulnerabilities or breaches they could face when implementing new technologies and explore ways to protect their organizations online.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 690 Topical Issues in Educational Technology

    A variable credit course with amount of credit based on the extent of the work required. Special topics related to the field of Educational Technology which may broaden the scope of the program of study. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with EDT 597. Cannot receive credit for both EDT 690 and EDT 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 696 Continuing Education in Educational Technology

    Special topics related to Educational Technology for continuing professional development. A variable credit course with amount of credit based on the extent of work required. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 763 Administration of Educational Technology

    Emphasis is placed on management skills including budgeting; facility design; policies and procedures; selection and utilization; evaluation; assessment and other topics related to coordinating an educational technology program at a building, district, institutional or organizational level.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 764 Instructional Design

    Emphasis on the analysis and development of instruction for large group, small group, and individual student instruction. The utilization of systems approaches and packaged instructional forms will be stressed. The course will integrate systems approaches with learning theory involving educational technology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 765 Educational Media Production

    Principles and techniques of designing and producing advanced forms of media software materials in video, audio, and photography formats with emphasis on multi-media that includes computer generated graphics interfaced with video and audio editing as well as more basic production techniques.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 767 Educational Technology Practicum

    This is a field-experience based course that requires the student to spend a minimum of 20 clock hours in a working environment where educational media technology services and programs are used or developed. The practicum may include: school media services: university programs, development centers in industry, government or medical programs, educational TV studios, computer facilities or other media production venues.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 777 Problems in Educational Technology

    Research in or in-depth examination of issues and problems in the field of Educational Technology. May be repeated up to a maximum of 3 hours when topic varies.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 797 Educational Technology Special Research Project

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    An extensive multimedia production project which results in a functional product with extensive written documentation to support its use as a research or instructional tool which could provide results for extended research and publication.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 798 Research Seminar in Educational Technology

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    An extensive research paper focused on the field of instructional Design and Technology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EDT 799 Educational Technology Thesis

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    Independent research and study connected with preparation of a thesis in the field of Educational Technology. The paper will consist of original or creative research accountable to committee review and defense. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.

    Credit hours:
    3-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Middle School (MID) courses

  • MID 725 Advanced Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Early Adolescents

    Materials, methods, and procedures for designing developmentally appropriate learning experiences for early adolescents; current trends and issues in the field.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MID 810 The Middle School-The Junior High School

    An examination of educational programs most appropriate for students in late childhood and early adolescence with emphasis upon the philosophy, curriculum, instruction, and organization of middle schools and junior high schools.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Reading (RDG) courses

  • RDG 600 Literacy Projects

    This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to informally assess and tutor adults or children exhibiting literacy difficulties. Students are expected to have an increased awareness and understanding pertaining to literacy and to recognize the importance of improving the educational process of adults and children. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. Cannot be substituted for any required reading/literacy course. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with RDG 599. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 599 and RDG 600.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 640 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Literacy

    Prerequisite: RDG 318 or both RDG 420 and RDG 421, or equivalent.

    Techniques of analysis and correction of difficulties in literacy for elementary, secondary, special education and reading/literacy teachers. Trends in dealing with diagnostic procedures, instructional techniques, special materials, and assessment. Students concentrate study within their level of training. May be taught concurrently with RDG 540. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 640 and RDG 540.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 656 Topical Issues in Literacy

    Prerequisite: permission may be required (see class schedule).

    To develop understanding and skills in relevant areas of literacy education. Credit hours may vary depending on topic. Variable content course. May be repeated to a total of 5 hours when topics change. A maximum of 3 hours may be used toward degree. May be taught concurrently with RDG 556. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 556 and RDG 656 on same topic.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 660 Diversity Issues in Literacy and Content Area Instruction

    Designed for preservice and practicing elementary, middle, and high school teachers working on undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education or Secondary Education; as well as graduate degrees in Literacy, Elementary Education, MAT, or other MS or MSED graduate degrees. Students will expand their knowledge of racial, cultural, ethnic, linguistics, and socio-economics diversity; and learn strategics to implement diversity issues into their literacy instruction and/or content area lessons. Students will be introduced to different aspects of diversity through a wide variety of course readings, multicultural literature, videos, guest speakers, multicultural interview, and community field trips. May be taught concurrently with RDG 560. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 560 and RDG 660.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 665 Cultural Diversity in Literacy and Instruction: Classrooms and Community

    Designed for preservice and practicing middle and high school teachers working on graduate degrees in Literacy, Educational Technology, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning, Elementary Education, or other MS, MA or MSEd graduate degrees. Students will expand their knowledge of ethnicity, race, socio-economics status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographic areas in the context of classrooms, schools, and community; and learn strategies to implement diversity into their literacy instruction and/or content area lessons. Students will be introduced to different aspects of domestic and global diversity through a wide variety of course readings, culturally diverse literature, instructional videos, documentaries, webcasts, and intercultural interviews. May be taught concurrently with RDG 565. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 665 and RDG 565.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 673 Psychology of Literacy

    Practical contemporary learning theories and principles that are basic to acquiring literacy. Focus on evidence-based research supporting learner-centered classrooms and issues of cognitive and metacognitive development, the affective and motivational dimensions of instruction, the developmental and social aspects of learning, and individual differences in learning associated with cultural and social backgrounds. May be taught concurrently with RDG 573. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 673 and RDG 573.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 680 Successful Classroom Communities to Enhance Student Learning

    Integration of areas supporting student learning including productive interactions with families. Concentrated modules on literacy learning of regular education students, struggling readers, and exceptional students. Basic principles in effective communication with parents and other professionals to reinforce appropriate classroom learning. Cannot be substituted for any course required for Special Education degrees or certificates. May be taught concurrently with RDG 580. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 680 and RDG 580.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 685 Techniques of Responsive Support in the Literacy Classroom

    Techniques to support positive, active learning through appropriate response to intervention plans within the literacy classroom. Study of alternative and appropriate behaviors to meet students' needs in acceptable ways through modeling, guided practice, and cueing within a supportive environment, which includes teachers, parents, and other stakeholders in student's learning. Cannot be substituted for SPE 515, 615, 616, or any course required for a SPE degree or certificate. May be taught concurrently with RDG 585. Cannot receive credit for both RDG 585 and 685.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 700 Relationship of Language to Literacy and Intellectual Development

    Utilizing elements of language and intellectual development which provide the basis for the development of appropriate literacy skills. Helping teachers gain skill in using teaching strategies which help children develop language and intellectual competencies.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 710 Content Area Literacy

    Teaching subject matter in content areas in ways for utilizing and further developing fundamental literacy; effective reading and writing skills, vocabulary development in specific areas, study skills, utilization of cognitive processes.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 720 Use of Multi-Media Resources in Literacy

    Criteria, methods and tools for selection and effective utilization of both print and nonprint material, enhancing and encouraging competency in literacy; production of materials utilizing various media. Students concentrate study within their level of training (elementary or secondary.)

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 730 Assessment and Instruction of Less Skilled Readers and Writers

    Prerequisite: RDG 318; or both RDG 420 and RDG 421, or equivalent.

    Supervised small group practice in a clinical setting assessing and instructing students who are experiencing difficulty learning to read and write. Planned with and directed by a graduate faculty member. Less intensive and more generalized clinical experience for those not intending to pursue Special Reading Teacher certification. Cannot be substituted for any course required for special reading certification (RDG 540/640, 780, 781, or 782). Students in Literacy program must enroll for 6 hours, others may enroll for 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 740 Issues and Trends in Literacy Education

    Provides intensive study of significant issues and trends in literacy education. Emphasis on locating and analyzing current issues and trends and encouraging teachers and administrators to apply the information to research-based best practices in the classroom.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 770 Curriculum Design in Literacy

    This course examines the theories and research on literacy from comprehension to implications for instructional practice. Candidates will gain knowledge and share with classmates influences on the teaching of literacy, which may include practices from historical to contemporary times. Research and read literature to prepare for establishing a total school literacy curriculum.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 780 Assessment Procedures for the Literacy Specialist

    Prerequisite: RDG 640.

    Designed especially for the special reading teacher or literacy coach who needs an advanced course for special reading teacher certification. Psycho-educational testing techniques, multisensory teaching techniques, report writing, resource personnel, and clinic operations will form the basis for this course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 781 Assessment of Literacy Problems

    Prerequisite: RDG 780; and concurrent enrollment in RDG 782.

    Supervised individual practice diagnosing literacy problems. Students work with elementary, secondary, or adult learners. Includes 4 hours of practicum.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 782 Remediation of Literacy Problems

    Prerequisite: RDG 780; and concurrent enrollment in RDG 781.

    Supervised individual practice with remedial procedures for literacy problems. Students work with elementary, secondary, or adult learners. Includes 4 hours of practicum.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 791 Problems in Literacy Education

    In consultation with the advisor, major issues in the field of literacy education are selected for investigation through independent study. Number of hours of involvement determined by semester hours of credit. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 795 Research Seminar in Literacy

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    An in-depth study of a topic in literacy, leading to the guided development and completion of an extensive research paper.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • RDG 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    Independent research and study connected with preparation of thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Secondary Education (SEC) courses

  • SEC 622 Philosophy of Vocational Education

    Philosophical foundations of vocational education; philosophies of vocational education in contemporary school. Identical with AGV 622. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with SEC 522. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 522 and SEC 622.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 626 Coordination of Cooperative Education

    Problems and procedures in organizing and operating part-time cooperative and evening occupation programs. Restricted to those who can qualify as coordinators. Identical with AGV 626. May be repeated to a total of 2 hours. May be taught concurrently with SEC 526. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 526 and SEC 626.

    Credit hours:
    1-2
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 627 Teaching Adults in Vocational Education

    Rise of the adult education movement; learning abilities, educational interests and vocational needs of adults; problems and procedures in organizing and operating adult education programs; relationship of adult education to public school education. Identical with AGV 627 and AGE 608. Cannot receive credit for SEC 627 and AGV 627 and AGE 608. May be taught concurrently with SEC 527. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 527 and SEC 627.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 628 Measurement and Evaluation of Vocational Education Programs

    Assessing specific program needs as determined from occupational surveys and other demographic data; follow-up techniques to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the program on manpower needs in a given labor market area. Identical with AGV 628. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with SEC 528. Cannot receive credit for both SEC 528 and SEC 628.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 701 Secondary School Curriculum

    Foundation course in the development and organization of the secondary school curriculum.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 703 Seminar in Current Trends in Teaching English

    Prerequisite: ENG 405.

    For experienced teachers of English in grades 9-12; research and recent developments in teaching literature and composition.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 704 Seminar in Current Trends in Teaching Social Studies

    Prerequisite: HST 418.

    For experienced teachers of social studies in grades 9-12; research and recent developments in teaching various areas of social studies.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 705 Curriculum Construction in Business Education

    Objectives and interrelationships of business education courses and programs. Development of curricular materials and evaluative devices. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 706 Seminar in Current Trends in Teaching Business Education

    For experienced teachers of business education in grades 9-12; research and recent developments in teaching business education.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 707 Seminar in Current Trends in Teaching Mathematics

    Prerequisite: MTH 409.

    For experienced teachers of mathematics in grades 9-12; research in recent trends and developments in teaching mathematics.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 708 Seminar in Current Trends in the Teaching of Biology

    Prerequisite: SCI 414.

    Methods of teaching biology; emphasizing modern techniques and developments in both the biological science curriculum and instructional procedures relating to that curriculum.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 783 Internship in Teaching I

    Prerequisite: SFR 797; complete appropriate background check and obtain current professional liability insurance.

    A site-based clinical experience. Students will observe the operations of a school, serve as teacher aides and administrative aides in the school; and work closely with school and community service organizations. Students will also complete an on-going seminar through online or literature based delivery systems. Students will implement an initial Teacher Work Sample in a classroom under the supervision of a cooperating teacher.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 784 Internship in Teaching II

    Prerequisite: SEC 783; and acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program.

    The candidate must have successfully completed the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) as established by the Missouri Board of Education, obtained current pre-professional liability insurance, completed the appropriate background check and be approved for supervised teaching. A semester-based supervised teaching experience. Students teach full time, under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a University supervisor. Students also attend an ongoing seminar and design and implement a Teacher Work Sample required for graduation. The candidate's professional portfolio should be completed during this course. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    10
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    16

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SEC 785 Internship in Teaching III

    Prerequisite: SEC 783 and SEC 784.

    Students will complete a professional preparation portfolio. The professional portfolio will be evaluated by instructors in order to determine how well the candidate demonstrated understanding of DESE content standards and MoSPE standards.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Secondary Education, Foundations, And Educational Research (SFR) courses

  • SFR 621 Techniques for Teaching Adults

    A survey of the principles, objectives and trends in instructional techniques for adult education. May be taught concurrently with SFR 521. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 521 and SFR 621.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 647 Guidance and Interpersonal Relationships in the Classroom

    Appropriate classroom communication and interpersonal skills. Emphasis on the relationship between self concept development and achievement in a diverse student population. May be taught concurrently with SFR 547. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 547 and SFR 647.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 676 Topical Issues in Education

    To develop further understanding and skills in the improvement of teaching procedures, curriculum, supervision, or administration. Each course is concerned with a single topic. Number of class hours determined by semester hours of credit. A maximum of 3 hours may be used on a degree program. Variable Content Course. May be taught concurrently with SFR 576. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 576 and SFR 676.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 681 Law and the Classroom Teacher

    Prerequisite: Teacher Certification students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Rights and responsibilities of classroom teachers as determined by the legal structure created by state and federal constitutions, legislative actions, and judicial decisions. Implications of legal foundations for teachers relative to ethics, relationships with students, colleagues, minority groups, professional organizations, and others. May be taught concurrently with SFR 581. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 581 and SFR 681.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 682 Contemporary Issues in Education

    Prerequisite: Teacher Certification students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    In-depth analysis of selected issues currently generating great interest and controversy in American education. Attention to the effects of the issues on the teaching profession, curriculum, instruction, and school personnel. May be taught concurrently with SFR 583. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 583 and SFR 682.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 695 Applications of Educational Measurement

    Prerequisite: Teacher Certification students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Using the results of testing in schools. The role, advantages, and limitations of evaluative instruments and techniques in educational decision making. May be taught concurrently with SFR 595. Cannot receive credit for both SFR 595 and SFR 695.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 709 Individualizing Instruction

    Training in various procedures for individualizing instruction at all grade levels.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 711 Principles and Organization of Student Activities

    Acquaints teachers and administrators with problems and procedures involved in the organizations and supervision of student activities.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 723 Organization and Administration of Adult Education

    Theory and practice relating to the organization, administration, and supervision of adult education. Emphasis will be placed upon adult education programs in the public school and the junior-community college.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 724 Organization and Administration of Vocational Education

    Problems, procedures and local, state and federal relationships in organization and administration of vocational education in the contemporary school. Identical with AGV 724. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 credit hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 730 Curriculum Construction in the School

    Traditional, humanistic, and behavioristic approaches to advanced curriculum development in the school.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 750 Philosophies of Education

    Philosophical problems of education; philosophical systems in America; their effect upon educational practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 753 Comparative Educational Systems

    Comparative analysis of major ideas and institutions of selected international systems of education. Comparisons between international systems of education and systems dominant in America.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology

    Survey of research methods used in education; research design and evaluation; problems of interpretation and application; development of a formal research proposal.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 781 Educational Research Literacy

    Introduction to the appreciation and understanding of research and common research methods in Education. In addition to basic research concepts, students will learn to read, understand, evaluate, and synthesize research, and explore the application of research results in their professional work.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 791 Educational Workshop

    Workshop to upgrade understandings and skills, concerned with the improvement of secondary teaching procedures, curriculum, supervision, administration or guidance. Each workshop will be concerned with a single topic. Number of class hours determined by length of workshop. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Thirty clock hours equal one credit hour.

    Credit hours:
    1-9
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 792 Supervision of Student Teachers

    Prerequisite: valid elementary or secondary teaching certificate.

    For public school teachers cooperating in college student-teaching programs; organizing and directing work of the student teacher.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 793 Qualitative Research Methods

    This course is focused on qualitative methods in the social sciences and specifically in educational research, including educational action research. Depending on prior research work, students will plan, implement, or further a qualitative or action research study. Students will learn firsthand about collecting and analyzing qualitative data, developing theories, and writing up the results. Students will also explore the role of educational action research in professional development, in improving classroom practices, and in developing school policy.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 794 Research Practicum

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    Conducting research projects with schools and other educational agencies. Students will be engaged in articulating research problems, reviewing literature, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting results.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 796 Problems in Education

    Specific problems in education related to needs and interests of the student. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 797 Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning

    Prerequisite: admitted to the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

    The purpose of this course is to develop deep understandings and skills regarding secondary teaching, procedures, methods, curriculum, supervision, administration and foundations. Candidates will be introduced to the electronic portfolio. Portfolio checkpoint one will occur in this course.

    Credit hours:
    9
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours credit.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 858 Current Issues Affecting Education

    This multi-disciplinary mini-course is composed of selected topics of current interest to all school personnel. Opportunities are provided for object examination of highly volatile controversies surrounding education. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SFR 890 Field Research and Evaluation

    Prerequisite: SFR 780.

    Specifically designed to give each student the prerequisite skills and competencies necessary for completion of field study research project(s) as well as preparation for conducting on-the-job institutional research.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings