Elementary Education (MAE) - Fall 2019 Cohort
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Foundations of Instructional Psychology
Study of factors involved in designing and implementing effective instructional environments.
Studies in Multicultural Arts Integration and Creativity
Benefits of arts integration into the curriculum; survey of arts / crafts of many cultures applied to the elementary curriculum to enhance multicultural understandings, improve student engagement, and allow processing and expression through a different modality. Creativity theory, creative thinking skills, and creativity integration into the elementary curriculum.
Analysis and Improvement of Science Instruction in the Elementary School
Application of developmental psychology to the scope and depth of science instruction; analysis of strengths and weaknesses of alternative science programs including initial and subsequent costs, facility requirements and implementation difficulties. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4142/ELEMECML 5142 or ELEMECML 4150/ELEMECML 5150 or consent of department.
Methods and Materials in Literacy Education
Integrated approach to language learning within and across grades K-12, with a strong emphasis on reading and writing connections within content areas and across children’s and young adult literature. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing; previous course work in literacy education or consent of instructor.
Integrated Activities in Elementary School Science and Mathematics
Pedagogy that facilitates the development of cross-cutting concepts and habits of inquiry within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through authentic, meaningful, and integrative investigations in elementary classrooms. Prerequisite(s): for undergraduate students: junior standing. Prerequisites for graduate students: admission to the Elementary Education Master's Program (MAE) or consent of instructor.
Analysis and Improvement of Social Studies Instruction in the Elementary School
Assists teacher in exploring historical and current practices in social studies to create new approaches by using available resources and ideas. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4143/5143 (210:143g) or ELEMECML 4150/5150 (210:152g) or consent of department.
Issues and Trends in Curriculum
Current ideas influencing the planning and implementation of curriculum. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
An introduction to research methods relevant to educational research with an emphasis on how these methods address the challenges of conducting research in applied settings such as schools. Course content includes a survey of major types of research designs (both quantitative and qualitative) and their associated approaches for minimizing bias, establishing validity, collecting data and drawing conclusions. A primary goal of this course is to equip students with an understanding of basic concepts and tools so they can systematically locate, efficiently read and critically evaluate empirical research studies.
Seminar in Education
Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s). Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
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