Courses for Upcoming Semesters

Summer 2015

ETAP 512 Teachers in Context (3)
An examination of the influence of sociological, cultural, and historical factors on the place of teachers in society and the professional practice of teaching with an emphasis on representative countries.

ETAP 524 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum (3)
This course is designed to enable educators to use technology to enhance instruction within and across content areas. Theoretical and practical aspects of technology integration will be discussed. Students will develop a thematic unit reflecting State and national standards.

ETAP 529 Introduction to Distance Learning (3)
Introduction to the methodology, history and technology of distance learning approaches to instruction. This course will examine the use of a variety of media including video, computers/Internet, and broadcast technologies that have been used in successful distance learning programs. The course will also review research on the effectiveness of distance learning.

ETAP 612 Mathematics in the Elementary School (3)
This course prepares students to teach elementary school mathematics. Students will explore what it means to learn mathematics with understanding while they deepen their own understandings of fundamental mathematical ideas, consider how different groups of students experience mathematics instruction, and develop pedagogical strategies that emphasize mathematical reasoning, communication, and problem-solving.

ETAP 614 Science for Children (3)
This course prepares graduate students to monitor and enhance the development of science literacy in pre-school and elementary school children. Graduate students will deepen their understanding of fundamental scientific principles and develop pedagogical strategies applicable in formal and informal educational settings that provide all children the opportunity to develop understanding of science and the abilities of science inquiry appropriate to their developmental level.

ETAP 633 (Rdg 633) Cultural Diversity in Education (3)
An exploration of culture in formal and informal educational settings. An introduction to perspectives on race, ethnicity and cultural diversity as related to teaching and learning.

ETAP 638 (Rdg 638) Media Literacy (3)
Developing an informed and critical understanding of new communication media, including ways to read and write electronic texts. Explore implications of these technologies and their uses in schools, communities, and workplaces. Focus on practices involving cutting-edge technologies that hold promise for the teaching of writing language, and literature.

ETAP 640 Introduction to Online Teaching (3)
Introduction to Online Teaching provides foundational knowledge and hands-on practice in developing fully online courses. A component of a series of courses in online teaching and learning this course introduces students to both theory and practice and requires that learners develop a significant online learning course or course module of instruction.

ETAP 655H Contemporary Social Studies Education (3)
Examines the characteristics, impact, implications and research base for current pedagogical and psychological developments and trends in social studies education, with a particular emphasis on classroom instruction. Designed for in-service and pre-service teachers in grades K-12. Recent topics have included global studies and culture, integrating technology, and document-based assessment.

ETAP 655M Contemporary Mathematics Education (3)
Examines the characteristics, impact, implications and research base for current pedagogical and psychological developments and trends in mathematics education, with a particular emphasis on classroom instruction. Designed for in-service and pre-service teachers in grades K-12. Recent topics have included teaching through inquiry, integrating technology, writing in mathematics, and new assessments.

ETAP 655S Contemporary Science Education (3)
Examines the characteristics, impact, implications and research base for current pedagogical and psychological developments and trends in science education, with a particular emphasis on classroom instruction. Designed for in-service and pre-service teachers in grades K-12. Recent topics have included teaching through inquiry, integrating technology, writing in science, and new assessments.

ETAP 655T Contemporary Patterns in Teaching: Perspectives in Language and Culture Education (3)

ETAP 657 (Rdg 657) Reading in a Second Language (3)
Provides an overview of issues in teaching and learning to read and write a second language by young children, adolescents, and adults. Considers the differences across languages in spoken and written form, the nature of second language acquisition, the range of programs in place to foster second language literacy, and perspectives on optimal instruction.

ETAP 680 Research Seminar: Critical Introduction to Educational Research Paradigms (3)
This course focuses on the different models and paradigms in educational research and how these paradigms can inform educational practice. It will involve critical reading of published exemplars of different paradigms, analyzing previously collected data, and making sense of the application of these data. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and 12 graduate credits in master's program

ETAP 687 Institute for Educational Theory and Practice (2-9)
A variety of special courses are offered under the institute title.

ETAP 695 Master's Internship in Educational Theory and Practice (2-6)
Planned professional experience in a specialty area in Educational Theory and Practice. Faculty guidance prior to registration, the student should prepare a proposal for approval by the instructor.

ETAP 696 Reflective Practice (1-6)
Systematic analysis of educational practice in a mentored environment. This course provides frameworks and approaches to help experienced educators articulate the dimensions of successful practice through a close examination of their own activities. May be repeated for up to 12 credits with permission of instructor.

ETAP 697 Independent Study in Educational Theory and Practice (2-6)
Supervised independent study in master's-level programs.

ETAP 890 Research and Independent Study in Teaching and Learning an Academic Discipline (2-6)
Planned intensive scholarly or research experience in an area related to education and designed to meet the student's scholarly interests. Faculty guidance. Prior to registration in 890, the student should prepare a proposal for approval by the instructor and the major advisor. Graded S-U.

ETAP 895 Internship in Educational Theory and Practice (1-6)
Planned experiences which emphasize the student's professional objective. Includes a seminar.

ETAP 899 Doctoral Dissertation in Educational Theory and Practice (1)
Load graded. Appropriate for doctoral students engaged in research and writing of the dissertation. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral candidacy.

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