Courses for Upcoming Semesters

Spring 2015

ETAP 500 Academic Writing in English as a Second Language (3)
This course, designed for international graduate students, includes study of expectations and conventions of English academic writing; practice in writing; and time for the teacher and students to respond to their own writing and the writing of others.

ETAP 504 Institute “Teaching in Urban Schools: Strategies for Implementing the New York State Learning Standards” (3)
An examination of effective strategies for meeting the New York State Learning Standards in urban schools. The course will review the Learning Standards, pertinent strategies that may be appropriate in urban schools and provide practical experiences in developing lesson plans. Subject area will vary.

ETAP 510 Fundamentals of Program Development (3)
Examines and identifies the concepts, principles, and models of curriculum and the interrelationships of these elements in developing programs and evaluating them.

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 520 Communication, Technology and the Knowledge-Building Enterprise (3)
This course examines pivotal historical forces and moments in which the intersections of culture, technology, and communications worked to reshape knowledge generation. Through readings in history, anthropology, ethics, education, and cultural criticism, this course explores how discovery, innovation, and invention over time led to the formation of what we know and how we know it.

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 526 Educational Computing (3)
Overview of computing in education; introduction to computer software, application packages, programming, hypermedia, and telecommunications. Project required. May not be taken for credit by students who have completed ETAP 426.

ETAP 528 Issues in Innovative Multimedia Design and Implementation (3)
This course highlights processes of technological innovation in various educational contexts. Course activities and projects focus on dilemmas in adapting theories of instructional design to educational practice. Students will work with professionals, including policy makers, video producers, publishers, school district administrators, and multimedia designers from local, regional, and national contexts, currently applying technological solutions to educational problems. Students will develop generalized insights about technological innovation through case studies.

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 530 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (3)
This course addresses the theory and practice of literacy learning and instruction within and across the disciplines. Focuses on disciplinary and interdisciplinary uses of and purposes for oral and written texts. Includes developing research-based models for integrating reading and writing into content study and for communicating beyond the school setting.

ETAP 536 Second Language Learning (3)
Theories of language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistic aspects of second language learning. Effects of age, motivation, learning styles, and personality on language learning processes. Acquisition of reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ETAP 550 (Eng 552, Lin 552) Approaches to English Grammar (4)
Traditional and modern methods of syntactic analysis developed and compared. Philosophical, linguistic, and practical problems associated with linguistic description. Texts will normally include a high school grammar and a current (e.g. transformational) treatment of English syntax.

ETAP 590F Teaching Middle School World Languages: Methods and Guided Field Experience (6)
Includes pre-practicum field experience, methods, and team-teaching full-time experience. Study of pedagogy and principles of instruction in French and Spanish. Emphasis on middle school learners, state and national standards, strategies for creating productive learning environments for diverse learners, design and construction of lesson plans and evaluation procedures appropriate to middle school. Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Science in Secondary Education; maintenance of GPA overall and in major; and prior registration with the ETAP Department.

ETAP 590H Teaching Middle School Social Studies: Methods and Guided Field Experience (6)
Includes pre-practicum field experience, methods, and team-teaching full-time experience. Study of pedagogy and principles of instruction in Social Studies. Emphasis on middle school learners, state and national standards, strategies for creating productive learning environments for diverse learners, design and construction of lesson plans and evaluation procedures appropriate to middle school. Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Science in Secondary Education; maintenance of GPA overall and in major; and prior registration with the ETAP Department.

ETAP 590L Teaching Middle School English: Methods and Guided Field Experience (6)
Includes pre-practicum field experience, methods, and team teaching full-time experience. Study of pedagogy and principles of instruction in English. Emphasis on middle school learners, state and national standards, strategies for creating productive learning environments for diverse learners, design and construction of lesson plans and evaluation procedures appropriate to middle school. Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Science in Secondary Education; maintenance of GPA overall and in major; and prior registration with the ETAP Department.

ETAP 590M Teaching Middle School Mathematics: Methods and Guided Field Experience (6)
Includes pre-practicum field experience, methods, and team-teaching full-time experience. Study of pedagogy and principles of instruction in Mathematics. Emphasis on middle school learners, state and national standards, strategies for creating productive learning environments for diverse learners, design and construction of lesson plans and evaluation procedures appropriate to middle school. Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Secondary Education; maintenance of GPA overall and in major; and prior registration with the ETAP Department.

ETAP 590S Teaching Middle School Science: Methods and Guided Field Experience (6)
Includes pre-practicum field experience, methods, and team-teaching full-time experience. Study of pedagogy and principles of instruction in Science. Emphasis on middle school learners, state and national standards, strategies for creating productive learning environments for diverse learners, design and construction of lesson plans and evaluation procedures appropriate to middle school. Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Secondary Education; maintenance of GPA overall and in major; and prior registration with the ETAP Department.

ETAP 598 Directed Field Experience in Education (3)
The course serves as the first field experience for TESOL students focusing on all phases of teaching. It also fulfills the 100-hour pre-practicum requirement for students in the certificate line.

ETAP 598F Directed Field Experience in Education: Foreign Languages (3)
Primarily for students working toward the master's degree. Observation-participation in and analysis of professional on-site activities. Prerequisites: 12 credits of graduate study in an approved program and/or permission of instructor.

ETAP 598H Directed Field Experience in Education: Social Studies (3)
Primarily for students working toward the master's degree. Observation-participation in and analysis of professional on-site activities. Prerequisites: 12 credits of graduate study in an approved program and/or permission of instructor.

ETAP 598S Directed Field Experience in Education: Science (3)
Primarily for students working toward the master's degree. Observation-participation in and analysis of professional on-site activities. Prerequisites: 12 credits of graduate study in an approved program and/or permission of instructor.

ETAP 598M Directed Field Experience in Education: Mathematics (3)
Primarily for students working toward the master's degree. Observation-participation in and analysis of professional on-site activities. Prerequisites: 12 credits of graduate study in an approved program and/or permission of instructor.

ETAP 607 Mentoring of Teachers (3)
Focuses on development of theoretic frameworks of mentoring drawn from research/literature that frames understanding of teaching and mentoring; practice reflecting on one's own teaching as a prerequisite to aiding new teachers; and critical reflection of teachers' practice as mentors. Assumes that mentoring must be learned even by skilled teachers.

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 623 Systematic Design of Instruction (3)
Promotes systematic, analytical approaches to curricular and instructional planning. Surveys contemporary theories of learning, instruction, and instructional design, and requires application of these theories to the preparation of educational materials. Although planning for classroom activities and presentations is discussed, primary focus is on design of materials that support independent learning.

ETAP 624 Teaching and Learning in Immersive Environments (3)
This course is offered online through the Blackboard Learning System. This course explores a variety of 2D and 3D virtual worlds including those designed for children. Research and theory about games and simulations, their pedagogical, social, interpersonal, cultural, instructional, and technical implications.

ETAP 628 Instructional Design for Technology (3)
Principles of instructional design for use with the microcomputer and other electronic media. No technical background required. Focus on concepts in instructional design and practical application to instructional technology.

ETAP 635 Teaching Methodology for LEP Children (3)
Advanced TESOL methods for students seeking NYS certification and students in related fields. NYS standards, assessments, incorporating content into language instruction. Students will gain expertise in state regulations, working with parents, school boards, mainstream teachers and administrators as well as in practical pedagogy for Limited English Proficient (LEP) children K-12.

ETAP 653 Language, Literacy and Technology (3)
This course explores the many and important roles electronic texts play in the development of contemporary readers and writers. How technologies affect language and literacy development in native, foreign, and second languages will be studied.

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 681 Research Seminar: Research in Practice (3)
This course focuses on action (teacher) research. The theory and practice of action research will be examined through a review of the theoretical foundations of educational research and its link to the improvement of educational practice. Students will design and implement a small action research project in their own setting.

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

ETAP 690T TESOL: Guided Field Experience and Seminar (6)
Includes full-time field experience and supporting seminar in each semester. Study of pedagogy and principles of instruction in TESOL. Emphasis on K-12 learners, state and national standards, strategies for creating productive learning environments for diverse learners, design and construction of lesson plans and evaluation procedures appropriate to learners in practical settings. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Acceptance in TESOL teacher certification program, and maintenance of appropriate GPA overall and in education courses.

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

ETAP 699 Master's Thesis in Educational Theory and Practice (2-6)
Intended for students in the master's programs.

ETAP 720 Instructional Theory and Practice (3)
Conceptualizations, theories, and models of instruction and their application to practice and research. Research as a means of studying instructional issues.

ETAP 723 Seminar in Technology and Education (3)
Examination of topical issues and current research related to technology and education. Full participation including work on an individual or group project required. Special seminars in media, video and computing will be available on a rotating basis. Students may register for one semester of each.

ETAP 750 Curriculum and the Academic Discipline (3)
Examination of conceptual structures in academic disciplines as a basis for curriculum development. Comparisons of the content and structure across disciplines. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ETAP 773 Foundations of Research in Curriculum and Instruction (3)
The course will focus on the philosophical basis of various research traditions in education. In broad strokes, it will consider postmodernism, feminism, positivism, interpretivism, and critical theory. Students will develop an understanding of the historical context of social science inquiry, and the competing epistemologies and ontologies in contemporary educational research.

ETAP 778 (Rdg 778) Qualitative Research Field Methods (3)
Focuses on data interpretation and representation. Frameworks for analyzing and interpreting data are examined with emphasis on both theoretical perspectives and practical applications. Forms of representation are emphasized as a critical aspect of knowledge generation. Prerequisite: ETAP 777 or consent of instructor.

ETAP 825 Creativity, Learning, and Knowledge Media (3)
Education needs to prepare students for a knowledge-based society in which knowledge creation pervades. What do we know about creativity? How can we bring knowledge-creating processes into schools? How might new technologies help? This specialized course will explore these issues based on the latest research on creativity, learning, and technology.

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 897 Directed Readings in Educational Theory and Practice (3-12)
Independent reading in preparation for Departmental examinations and the development of a dissertation proposal. Prerequisites: Completion of course work, approval of advisor.

ETAP 899 Doctoral Dissertation in Educational Theory and Practice (1)

 

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