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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "EDCI-Curriculum and Instruction"

EDCI - Curriculum and Instruction

EDCI 210 Exploring Teaching as a Career (3) Weekly participation as a volunteer tutor in a local school or community program with children or adolescents. Regular campus meetings assist with developing teaching skills and insight.

EDCI 211 Tutoring: Helping Children Learn (1) Additional information: Should not be taken concurrently with EDCI 210. Experience as a tutor for individual or small groups of children or adolescents in local schools or community centers. Campus meetings assist in skill development.

EDCI 243 Literature, Mass Media, and Schooling: The Formation of Group and Individual Identity (3) The role of literature, mass media, and schooling as mechanisms for social change and social continuation.

EDCI 246 Good Stories: Teaching Narratives for Peace and Justice (3) Through the study and use of oral storytelling and digital technologies, explore qualities and characteristics of what makes a good story and how stories can be used to advance peace and justice on both individual and social levels.

EDCI 280 Looking Inside Schools and Classrooms (3) An exploration of teaching in public schools, grades 1-12: student diversity, societal changes, and the expectations of teachers and public schools. Three hour per week field component.

EDCI 281 Cultural Competence, Leadership, and You (3) Understanding aspects of global cultural competence, one's own biases, and research methods for understanding one's self and one's relationship to other cultures. Application to campus setting.

EDCI 286 Latino and Black Schooling: A History (3) The historical, cultural, political and socio-economic factors that shape the school experience and achievement (Kindergarten - college) of Latinos and Blacks in the U.S.

EDCI 288 Special Topics in Teacher Education (1-3) Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

EDCI 297 Students, Schooling, and Communities (3) Corequisite: EDCI280. Facilitates pre-service teachers' initial look at their personal backgrounds and the ways in which they view the world. Exploration of schools, students and their connections to communities. Draws on preservice teachers' concurrent field experiences.

EDCI 298 Special Problems in Teacher Education (1-6) Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

EDCI 300 Disciplined-Based Art Education Methods I (3) Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Secondary Educ: Art program. EDCI300 is designed to provide prospective art teachers with a knowledge base of the theories and best practices which are relevant to effective pedagogy as well as current art education goals and standards. This course focuses on understanding and using research-based teaching techniques and strategies in planning, teaching and evaluating instruction in the K-12 classroom. Emphasis is placed on principles of effective instruction, classroom management, multiculturalism, thinking/questioning/problem solving skills and adaptation/modification of instruction for diverse student populations. Students will be encouraged to explore their understandings and beliefs about teaching (pedagogy) and learning.

EDCI 301 Teaching Art in the Elementary School (3) Restriction: Must not be in Secondary Educ: Art program. And must be in Elementary Education program; or must be in the Pre-elementary Education program. Art methods and materials for elementary schools. Includes laboratory experiences with materials appropriate for elementary schools. Emphasis on emerging areas of art education for the elementary classroom teacher.

EDCI 322 Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Education: Social Studies (3) Prerequisite: EDCI397. Corequisite: EDCI352, EDCI362, EDCI342, and EDCI372. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Elementary Education program. Curriculum, organization and methods of teaching, evaluation of materials, and utilization of environmental resources. Emphasis on multicultural education. Includes laboratory/field experiences.

EDCI 330 Introduction to K-12 Foreign Language Methods and Technology (3) Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Secondary Educ: Foreign Languages program. Language acquisition; theory and best practice in teaching reading, listening, speaking and writing; national proficiency standards; authentic classroom assessment; technology and materials; planning lessons and curricula; classroom organization and management; learning disabilities. Focus on key models; content-based foreign language, FLES (foreign language in elementary schools), K-12 FLEX (foreign language exploratory), and immersion. School visitation and observation in elementary and middle school will be arranged.

EDCI 342 Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Education: Language Arts (3) Prerequisite: EDCI397. Corequisite: EDCI352, EDCI362, EDCI372, and EDCI322. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Elementary Education program. Listening, oral communication, functional writing, creative writing, spelling, handwriting, and creative expression. Includes laboratory/field experiences.

EDCI 352 Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Education: Mathematics (3) Prerequisite: EDCI397. Corequisite: EDCI362, EDCI342, EDCI372, and EDCI322. Restriction: Must be in Elementary Education program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Materials and procedures to help children sense arithmetical meanings and relationships. Development of an understanding of the number system and arithmetical processes. Includes laboratory/field experiences.

EDCI 355 Field Experience in Secondary Mathematics Education (1) Prerequisite: Minimum of 6 credits from MATH400-499 course range. Corequisite: EDCI 455. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Mathematics program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Practical experience as an aide to two secondary mathematics teachers (middle grades and high school); assigned responsibilities and participation in a variety of teaching/learning activities.

EDCI 360 Field Experience in Middle School (1) Prerequisite: EDCI457 and EDCI411; or permission of instructor. Corequisite: EDCI413 and EDCI424. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in the Middle School Teacher Education Program. Credit only granted for: EDCI355, EDCI360 or EDCI375. A Middle-school field experience that precedes student teaching.

EDCI 362 Materials and Instruction for Creating Skilled and Motivated Readers, Part 2 (3) Prerequisite: EDCI397. Corequisite: EDCI352, EDCI342, EDCI372, and EDCI322. Restriction: Must be in Elementary Education program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Selecting, evaluating, and using a variety of materials and instructional techniques to create skilled and motivated readers in the elementary grades, particularly in diverse classroom settings; Topics include word analysis, spelling, writing, reading comprehension strategies, directed reading lessons and explicit instruction.

EDCI 372 Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Education: Science (3) Prerequisite: EDCI397. Corequisite: EDCI352, EDCI362, EDCI342, and EDCI322. Restriction: Must be in Elementary Education program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Objectives, methods, materials and activities for teaching science in the elementary school; emphasis on teaching strategies which help children learn the processes and concepts of science. Includes laboratory/field experiences.

EDCI 373 Practicum in Ceramics (3) Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Art program; and junior standing or higher; and must not have completed a Ceramic course. Credit only granted for: EDCI273 or EDCI373. Formerly: EDCI273. A lecture/studio format designed to introduce the use of clay and ceramics in a wide variety of educational settings.

EDCI 375 Field Experience in Science Education (1) Corequisite: EDCI470. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Science program. This field experience course is designed to provide prospective teachers with knowledge of theory and best school practice relevant to effective pedagogy, current educational goals, and trends in educational assessment in a public school environment. Topics includes planning, instructional delivery, diversity and individual differences, classroom management, technology, and inclusion of students with special needs.

EDCI 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and junior standing or higher.

EDCI 397 Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools (3) Restriction: Must be in Elementary Education program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Teaching strategies, classroom interactive techniques, and procedures for planning and evaluating instruction in elementary schools. Emphasis on principles of effective instruction, classroom management, and adaptation of instruction for various student populations.

EDCI 400 Field Experience in Art Education (1) Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Secondary Educ: Art program. Practical classroom experience in teaching/evaluating/exhibiting the products of art lessons.

EDCI 401 Student Teaching in Elementary School: Art (4-8) Prerequisite: EDCI405. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Secondary Educ: Art program.

EDCI 402 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Art (2-8) Prerequisite: EDCI405. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and must be in Secondary Educ: Art program; and permission of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership Department.

EDCI 403 Introduction to Teaching Art in Schools (3) Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Introduction to the field of Art Education and the role of the visual arts in grades PreK-12 for today's diverse school populations. The fundamental, historical and philosophic components of art education with an emphasis on arts disciplines and curriculum. Includes a school-based practicum. For those considering art education as a major.

EDCI 404 Student Teaching Seminar: Art Education (3) Prerequisite: EDCI405 and EDCI400. Corequisite: EDCI402 and EDCI401. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and must be in Secondary Educ: Art program. An analysis of teaching theories, strategies, and techniques in the student teaching experience.

EDCI 405 Art Education Methods I (3) Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Art program; or must be in Secondary Educ: Art pre-major program. And minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Credit only granted for: EDCI300 or EDCI405. Formerly: EDCI300. Methods I provides future art teachers with a knowledge base of the theories and best practices of effective pedagogy for: teaching methods and strategies, diversity, motivational techniques, classroom management, assessment and evaluation methods, and accommodating all students including those with special needs.

EDCI 406 Technology and Two-Dimensional Art (3) Prerequisite: ARTT210. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and junior standing or higher; and must not be in any of the following programs (Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Educ: Science; Secondary Educ: English Language Arts; Secondary Educ: Mathematics; Secondary Educ: Foreign Languages; Secondary Educ: Social Studies; Physical Education; Music Education; Special Education). A discussion/studio format used to develop skills, materials, resources and education strategies for using technology and two-dimensional art in K-12 programs.

EDCI 407 Practicum in Art Education: Three-Dimensional (3) Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Art program; or must be a Pre-Art Education Major. A lecture-studio course to develop skills, material resources, and educational strategies for three-dimensional projects in school settings.

EDCI 410 Methods I: K-12 World Language Methods and Technology (3) Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Credit only granted for: EDCI330 or EDCI410. Formerly: EDCI330. The first of two sequential courses required for achieving competence i teaching a foreign language. The sequel to this course is EDCI433 (Methods II) entitled: Advanced K-12 Foreign Language Methods and Technology. EDCI410 requires on-going examination of theories relevant to language acquisition. Students will also investigate the instructional methods that reflect those theories. Lab and field experiences required.

EDCI 411 Knowledge, Reasoning, and Learning in Science (3) Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Credit only granted for: EDCI370 or EDCI411. Formerly: EDCI370. For prospective science teachers. Investigations of the nature of knowledge, reasoning, and learning in middle and secondary science. Readings from cognitive science and science education research; studies of student thinking in interview and classroom observations; analyses of curricula. Includes laboratory and field experiences.

EDCI 412 Learning and Teaching in Science (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed EDCI469. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and must be in Secondary Educ: Science program. Studies of student learning and instructional practices in science. Readings from current research in science education. Includes laboratory/field experiences.

EDCI 413 Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Middle Grades I (2) Prerequisite: EDCI457 and EDCI411; or permission of instructor. Corequisite: EDCI360 and EDCI424. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and must be in the Middle School Teacher Education Program, major code 0804P. For prospective middle school teachers. Studying and planning interdisciplinary instructional practices in middle school. Utilizes context and experiences from students' field placements. Use of technology and incorporation of technology into instruction.

EDCI 414 Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Middle Grades II (2) Prerequisite: EDCI360 and EDCI413. Corequisite: EDCI425 and EDCI460. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and must be in the Middle School Teacher Education Program. For prospective middle school teachers. Planning and implementing interdisciplinary instructional practices in middle school. Draws on the context of and experiences in the student teaching placement. Use of technology and incorporation of technology into instruction.

EDCI 416 Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education: English (3) Credit only granted for: EDCI340 or EDCI416. Formerly: EDCI340. An introduction for prospective middle and secondary English teachers into the basic issues, concepts, orientations, and processes that shape the teaching of English for diverse students in schools. Candidates explore their own perspectives in relation to local and national trends and develop basic teaching understanding and skills through on-campus seminars, teaching laboratory experiences, and guided field experiences. Students should reserve one full day or two half days per week for field experience.

EDCI 417 Bases for English Language Instruction (3) Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Examines current theory, research, best practice, curricula and materials focused on the teaching of English language to native and non-native English learners. Topics include morphology, syntax, semantics, vocabulary, pragmatics, argument, discourse structure, dialects, edited academic English, English language proficiency (listening, speaking, reading, writing) assessment, and instructional planning. English Language Learner (TESOL and SIOP) and special needs (inclusion) pupil issues considered.

EDCI 420 Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education: Social Studies (1) Prerequisite: EDCI426 and EDCI427. Corequisite: EDCI421 and EDCI422. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. An analysis of teaching theories, strategies, and techniques in the student teaching experience.

EDCI 421 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Social Studies/History (12) Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program. Corequisite: EDCI420. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Secondary Educ: Social Studies program.

EDCI 422 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Social Studies/Geography (12) Prerequisite: EDCI321. Corequisite: EDCI420.

EDCI 423 Art Education Methods II (3) Prerequisite: EDCI405; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Corequisite: EDCI400. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and must be in Secondary Educ: Art program. Methods II builds upon the pedagogical foundation of Methods I and provides future art teachers with the means for developing pre K-12 art lessons and unit plans for a balanced qualitative art program for today's diverse and inclusive schools and classrooms.

EDCI 424 Equitable Classrooms (2) Prerequisite: EDCI297, EDCI457, and EDCI411. Corequisite: EDCI360 and EDCI413. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and must be in one of the following programs (Middle School Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Educ: Science; Secondary Educ: English Language Arts; Secondary Educ: Mathematics; Secondary Educ: Foreign Languages; Secondary Educ: Social Studies; Physical Education; Secondary Educ: Art; Special Education; Music Education). An exploration and application of major theoretical frameworks surrounding equity and critical pedagogy. Creating habits of mind that help teachers see all students as capable of achieving at high levels. Draws on the concurrent field experience.

EDCI 425 Equity and Pedagogy (2) Prerequisite: EDCI424. Corequisite: EDCI414 and EDCI460. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and must be in one of the following programs (Middle School Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Educ: Science; Secondary Educ: English Language Arts; Secondary Educ: Mathematics; Secondary Educ: Foreign Languages; Secondary Educ: Social Studies; Physical Education; Music Education; Secondary Educ: Art; Special Education). An exploration and application of major theoretical frameworks surrounding equity and critical pedagogy. Pedagogical decision making that leads to greater equity and improved student learning for all students. Draws on the concurrent student teaching experience.

EDCI 426 Knowledge, Reasoning, and Learning in Secondary Social Studies (3) Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. An exploration of the nature of knowledge and reasoning in social studies disciplines as well as how students learn social studies. Assessment and investigation of students' conceptions and misconceptions as well as their disciplinary thinking. Implications for teaching and initial lesson design are explored through on-campus seminars as well as guided field experiences. Students should reserve a regular half-day per week for the field experience in local schools. This course is required for admission to the secondary social studies double major.

EDCI 427 Curriculum, Teaching, and Assessment in Secondary Social Studies (3) Prerequisite: EDCI426. Corequisite: EDCI428. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Social Studies program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Center for Learning & Educational Technology. An exploration of curriculum development, teaching, and assessment in secondary history/social studies. Focus on identifying students' conceptions of social studies topics and designing lessons that advance students' disciplinary thinking and understanding.

EDCI 428 Field Experience in Secondary Social Studies Teaching (1) Corequisite: EDCI427. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Social Studies program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Practical experience as an aide to a regular social studies teacher; assigned responsibilities and participation in a variety of teaching/learning activities. Students must reserve one full day per week for internship placement.

EDCI 430 Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education: Foreign Language (1) Prerequisite: EDCI410 and EDCI433. Corequisite: EDCI431 and EDCI474. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Foreign Languages program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. An analysis of teaching theory, strategies and techniques in the internship experience.

EDCI 431 Teaching Internship in Secondary Schools: Foreign Language (12) Prerequisite: EDCI410 and EDCI433. Corequisite: EDCI430 and EDCI474. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and must be in Secondary Educ: Foreign Languages program. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Additional information: Internship lab fee applies. See current program description for details. Practical experience as a full-time intern with a fully licensed foreign language teacher in a diverse school setting; assigned professional responsibilities and participates in teaching/learning experiences.

EDCI 432 Issues in the Education of English Language Learners (3) Credit only granted for: EDCI432 or EDCI488Q. Formerly: EDCI488Q. Introduction to and analysis of current and historical research, practice, trends, and public policy issues in education as they relate to English language learners in K-12 and other settings.

EDCI 433 Advanced K-12 Foreign Language Methods and Technology (3) Prerequisite: EDCI410. Corequisite: EDCI438. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Foreign Languages program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Teaches advanced best practices for effective foreign language instruction. Topics include: using authentic assessment and materials, applying national standards, teaching writing and culture, motivating students, providing strategy instruction, infusing technology, preparing for K-12 employment, and creating a professional portfolio.

EDCI 434 Pedagogy of Teaching English Language Learners (3) A survey of the historical and current approaches, methods, and techniques of teaching English to speakers of other languages, from grammar translation and audiolingual to communicative and task-based approaches will be presented. Additionally, successful classroom practices that address the needs of culturally diverse and language minority students will be analyzed. Students will have the opportunity to discuss, probe and apply theories and principles to hands-on teaching practices in real-life settings. Digital technologies that assist teaching English language learners (ELLs) will be emphasized as well.

EDCI 435 Teaching English Language Learners Reading and Writing in the Secondary Content Areas (3) Analysis of approaches to curriculum, current research, theory, and pedagogy of reading and writing to second language students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. State Approved. Required for TESOL certification program.

EDCI 436 Understanding Cross-Cultural Communication for Teaching English Language Learners (3) Credit only granted for: EDCI436 or EDCI488T. Formerly: EDCI488T. Theories of intercultural communication and techniques for applying them in the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) and content classes. Research and evaluation of selected aspects of a culture as basis for creating, selecting and using culturally-responsive teaching materials and methods.

EDCI 437 English Grammar Pedagogy for Teachers of English Language Learners (3) Credit only granted for: EDCI437 or EDCI488P. Formerly: EDCI488P. Methods of teaching English grammar to English language learners. The role of teaching grammar. Effective methods and techniques for incorporating grammar in other communication activities.

EDCI 438 Field Experience in Second Language Education (1) Corequisite: EDCI330. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Secondary Educ: Foreign Languages program. Repeatable to 3 credits if content differs. Practical experience as an aide to a regular foreign language teacher; assigned responsibilities and participation in a variety of teaching/learning activities.

EDCI 440 Internship Seminar in Secondary Education: English (1) Prerequisite: EDCI447 and EDCI467. Corequisite: EDCI441 and EDCI474. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. A review and analysis of current instructional theories, strategies and best practice in relation to the teaching internship. Meets at area high school; location provided before first meeting.

EDCI 441 Internship in Secondary Schools: English (12) Prerequisite: EDCI447 and EDCI467. Corequisite: EDCI440 and EDCI474. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Practical experience as a full-time intern with a fully licensed English teacher in a diverse school setting; assigned professional responsibilities and participates in teaching/learning experiences. Internship lab fee applies. See current program description for details.

EDCI 442 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Speech/English (12) Prerequisite: EDCI417. Corequisite: EDCI440. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program. Practical experience as an aide to a regular English, speech or drama teacher; assigned responsibilities and participation in a variety of teaching/learning activities.

EDCI 443 Literature for Children and Youth (3) Restriction: Must be in Elementary Education program; or must be a Pre-Education Major. Analysis of literary materials for children and youth. Timeless and ageless books, and outstanding examples of contemporary publishing. Evaluation of the contributions of individual authors, illustrators and children's book awards.

EDCI 447 Field Experience in English Teaching (1) Corequisite: EDCI467. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Practical experience as a part-time intern working with a fully licensed English teacher in a diverse school setting. Students must reserve one full day or two half days per week for the part-time internship.

EDCI 448 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Theatre/English (12) Prerequisite: EDCI417. Corequisite: EDCI440. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program. Practical experience as an aide to a regular English, speech or drama teacher; assigned responsibilities and participation in a variety of teaching/learning activities.

EDCI 450 Internship Seminar in Secondary Education: Mathematics (1) Prerequisite: EDCI457 and EDCI455. Corequisite: EDCI451 and EDCI474. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Mathematics program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Strategies and techniques in the internship experience. Structured work on teaching portfolio (requirement for graduation and certification). Place, day, and time to be arranged.

EDCI 451 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Mathematics (12) Corequisite: EDCI450. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Secondary Educ: Mathematics program.

EDCI 455 Teaching and Learning High School Mathematics (3) Prerequisite: Must have 2 semesters of calculus; or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Corequisite: EDCI355. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Mathematics program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Methods of teaching and assessing the high school mathematics curriculum; aligning tasks and activities to curriculum standards; lesson planning; and selection and use of technology. The course also focuses on managing large group dynamics in the high school mathematics classroom.

EDCI 457 Teaching and Learning Middle School Mathematics (3) Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Methods of teaching and assessing the middle school mathematics curriculum. Understanding the conceptual difficulties students have in moving from whole numbers to rational numbers, additive thinking to multiplicative thinking, and arithmetic to algebra. Lesson planning and selection of technology and other materials are applied in the context of supervised tutoring of students having difficulty in middle school mathematics. Lab and field experience required. Supervised tutoring takes place on site at a local middle school therefore EDCI 457 students will be expected to travel to a local middle school for 8-10 of the class meetings.

EDCI 460 Student Teaching: Middle School (12) Prerequisite: EDCI413. Corequisite: EDCI414 and EDCI425. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and for Middle School Education majors only. A Middle-school student teaching experience in two content areas.

EDCI 461 Materials and Instruction for Creating Skilled and Motivated Readers, Part I (3) Restriction: Must be in Elementary Education program; and junior standing or higher. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Selecting, evaluating, and using a variety of materials and instructional strategies to create skilled and motivated readers in the elementary grades; Topics include emergent literacy, vocabulary development, reading comprehension and oral reading fluency in diverse classroom settings.

EDCI 462 Materials and Instruction for Creating Skilled and Motivated Readers, Part II (3) Prerequisite: EDCI397 and EDCI461. Corequisite: EDCI352, EDCI342, EDCI372, and EDCI322. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Elementary Education program. Selecting, evaluating, and using a variety of materials to create skilled and motivated readers in the elementary grades, particularly in diverse classroom settings; Topics include word analysis, spelling, writing, reading comprehension strategies, directed reading lessons, and explicit instruction.

EDCI 463 Reading in the Secondary School (3) Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and must be in one of the following programs (Middle School Education; Secondary Educ: Science; Secondary Educ: English Language Arts; Secondary Educ: Mathematics; Secondary Educ: Foreign Languages; Secondary Educ: Social Studies; Secondary Educ: Art) ; and permission of department required for post-baccalaureate students. Provides secondary school teachers with understanding the need for and approaches to teaching students to read and learn from content area texts.

EDCI 464 Assessment for Reading (3) Prerequisite: EDCI362. Restriction: Senior standing. And must be in Elementary Education program; or must be in Early Childhood Education program. Examination of reading assessment theory, materials and procedures; Topics include validity and reliability in reading assessment, formal and informal assessment, reading instruction that is informed by ongoing assessment, and the effects of assessment on students and schooling in a diverse society.

EDCI 465 Teaching Reading in Middle School Content Areas (3) Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; or must be in the Middle School Teacher Education Program. Credit only granted for: EDCI463 or EDCI465. Provides middle school teachers with understanding the need for and approaches to teaching students to read and learn from information texts in various content areas.

EDCI 466 Literature for Adolescents (3) Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Reading and analysis of fiction and nonfiction; methods for critically assessing quality and appeal; current theory and methods of instruction; research on response to literature; curriculum design and selection of books.

EDCI 467 Teaching Writing (3) Corequisite: EDCI447. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Examines current theory, research, best practice, curricula and materials for teaching written communication in grades K-12. Focuses on analytical, argumentative, informative/explanatory, literary analysis, narrative, descriptive, and research writing. Emphasizes instructional planning, assessment, writer problem-solving strategies, information search, development, organization and style appropriate to task, purpose and audience for both non-digital and digital text. English Language Learner and special needs pupil issues considered.

EDCI 470 Learning and Teaching in Science (3) Prerequisite: EDCI411; or permission of instructor. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Science program. Studies of student learning and instructional practices in science teaching.

EDCI 471 Internship in Secondary Schools: Science (12) Prerequisite: EDCI470. Corequisite: EDCI480 and EDCI474. Restriction: Must be in Secondary Educ: Science program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Practical experience as a full-time intern with a fully licensed science teacher in a diverse school setting; assigned professional responsibilities and participates in teaching/learning experiences. Internship lab fee applies. See current program description for details.

EDCI 474 Teaching Academically, Culturally, and Linguistically Diverse Students in Secondary Education (2) Corequisite: Enrolled in internship/certification area. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Secondary Educ: Science; Secondary Educ: English Language Arts; Secondary Educ: Mathematics; Secondary Educ: Foreign Languages; Secondary Educ: Social Studies; Secondary Educ: Art) ; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Multi-disciplinary capstone course for Secondary Education majors. Discussion of pedagogical and content issues relevant for teaching academically, culturally, and linguistically diverse students with particular emphasis on students with special educational needs and English language learners. Students develop and use curriculum-based assessments and/or lessons with these groups of students.

EDCI 475 Embracing Diversity in the Classroom Community (3) Restriction: Admission to teacher education program; or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Credit only granted for: EDCI475 or EDCI488L. Formerly: EDCI488L. An exploration of the richness and complexity of student diversity that teacher candidates will encounter in K-12 classrooms. Students will engage in critical reflection around diversity and equity issues.

EDCI 480 Practices in Secondary School Science Teaching (2) Prerequisite: EDCI470. Corequisite: EDCI471 and EDCI474. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Secondary Educ: Science program. Or minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Credit only granted for: EDCI480 or EDCI488J. Formerly: EDCI488J. Analyses of student thinking, instructional interpretations, strategies, and techniques in the teaching internship.

EDCI 481 Student Teaching: Elementary (12) Prerequisite: EDCI352, EDCI362, EDCI342, EDCI372, and EDCI322. Corequisite: EDCI464. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; and must be in Elementary Education program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

EDCI 485 Student Teaching in Elementary School: Physical Education (4-8) Restriction: Must be in Physical Education program. Fulfills elementary teaching requirements in K-12 physical education programs.

EDCI 488 Selected Topics in Teacher Education (1-3) Restriction: Must be in a major within EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; or must be in Curriculum and Instruction (Doctoral) program; or must be in Curriculum and Instruction (Master's) program; or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

EDCI 489 Field Experiences in Education (1-4) Corequisite: EDCI497. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Repeatable to 4 credits.

EDCI 495 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Physical Education (2-8) Restriction: Must be in a major within EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; or must be in Curriculum and Instruction (Doctoral) program; or must be in Curriculum and Instruction (Master's) program.

EDCI 497 The Study of Teaching (3) Prerequisite: EDCI481. Corequisite: EDCI489. Identification and examination of learner and teacher outcome variables related to teaching systems, methods, and processes. Methods of conducting classroom research.

EDCI 498 Special Problems in Teacher Education (1-6) Restriction: Must be in a major within EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department; or must be in Curriculum and Instruction (Doctoral) program; or must be in Curriculum and Instruction (Master's) program; or permission of EDUC-Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Individual study of approved problems.

EDCI 499 Workshops, Clinics, and Institutes (1-6) Repeatable to 6 credits. The following types of educational enterprise may be scheduled under this course heading: workshops conducted by the College of Education (or developed cooperatively with other colleges and universities) and not otherwise covered in the present course listing; clinical experiences in pupil testing centers, reading clinics, speech therapy laboratories, and special education centers; institutes developed around specific topics or problems and intended for designated groups such as school superintendents, principals and supervisors.

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