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Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2010

Courses in Educational Theory and Practice

E TAP 201 Exploring Teaching as a Profession (3)
Review and exploration of contemporary education with a major focus on the secondary school. Emphasis on concepts of schooling, changing role of teachers, restructuring schools, and teaching as a career. Examine theories of teaching and learning for the purpose of challenging assumptions about today’s schools and extending expectations concerning tomorrow’s schools.

E TAP 403 Issues in Urban Education (3)
This course focuses on the social, political, and economic conditions that impact schools serving inner city urban communities in the United States. Although schools in urban communities differ considerably and should not be stereotyped, they all face a number of similar challenges that may be linked to changing urban conditions - as well as challenges that may result from the interplay of diverse stakeholders-administrator, teachers, parents, community/school activists concerned about the academic achievement, retention, and graduation of youth served in urban school environments.

E TAP 404 (formerly E EDU 440) Teaching in Urban Schools: Strategies for Implementing the New York State Learning Standards (3)
An examination of effective instructional strategies for meeting the New York State Learning Standards in urban schools. The course will review the Learning Standards, demonstrate pertinent strategies that may be appropriate in urban schools, and provide practical experiences in developing lesson plans. Subject area will vary.

E TAP 487 (= E PDE 487) Institute in Education (2–9)
A special program, not part of the pattern of regular offerings, designed to meet particular nonrecurring needs. Available for department use and subject to department approval.

E TAP 497 Independent Study in Teacher Education (2–6)
Independent reading, study, and research in teacher education. Prerequisite(s): senior standing and consent of Department of Educational Theory and Practice.