EDUC-College of Education

EDUC 2400. Field Experiences in Education.1-3 Credit Hours.

(Also listed under Professional Studies in Education.) 1 to 3 hours. Introduction to education as a profession based upon assignment to public schools and other educational agencies. Students will be expected to observe the schools in action, interact with students and professionals and participate in the instructional process. (F, Sp, Su)

EDUC 2960. Individual Study.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; fewer than 62 total hours; approval of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed to provide an introduction to the study of education through a rigorous program of readings under the direction of a member of the faculty.

EDUC 2970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated; Maximum credit nine hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research, and field projects. (Irreg.)

EDUC 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

EDUC 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides students with the opportunity to develop an appropriate body of reading materials on topics not covered in detail in routine coursework. Students will be obliged to assume the primary initiative in selecting the topic, compiling the bibliography and completing the reading, and will report their progress in weekly sessions to their instructor. Credit will be given only after an intensive oral examination. (Irreg.)

EDUC 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Covers variable subjects in education with in-depth studies of issues not covered in the standard course offerings. (Irreg.)

EDUC 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for honors students to work on a special project under the guidance of a professor in the student's major area of study. (Irreg.)

EDUC 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: one course in general area to be studied; permission of instructor and department. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study for topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. (F, Sp)

EDUC 4013. History, Culture and Education in Costa Rica.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: approval for study abroad; permission of instructor or department. May be repeated; maximum credit 6 hours. This field-based course will concentrate on the history, culture and customs of the host country: Costa Rica. Course content will be directed toward cultural analysis of the host country with special focus on the exploration of the students' multicultural consciousness. (Su)

EDUC 4050. Teaching Experiences in the Elementary School.4-10 Credit Hours.

4 to 10 hours. Prerequisite: EDMA 4353, EDLT 4713, EDSC 4193, EDSS 4323, EDUC 4980. Corequisite: EDEL 4063. Enrollment requires a signed recommendation form by the student's counselor. Laboratory activities under competent direction and supervision: orientation, observation, and classroom teaching experiences supported by seminars and conferences which focus upon the problems of teaching. Prospective teachers receive instruction, aid, and constructive supervision in classroom management, evaluation of pupil behavior, methods of teaching, selection of teaching materials and school-home-community relations. (F, Sp)

EDUC 4060. Teaching Experiences in the Secondary School.4-10 Credit Hours.

4 to 10 hours. Prerequisite: permission of College of Education Undergraduate Academic Advising Office. Enrollment for fewer than eight hours requires special recommendation by the student's counselor. Correlation of theory and instructional practices in secondary education; supervised observation, teaching, classroom management, and evaluation; acquaintance with the administration of a school and the school program; selection and use of appropriate instructional materials; conferences with supervisors; seminar on problems of teaching; methodology, professional problems, and placement. (F, Sp)

EDUC 4960. Directed Readings in Education.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students preparing to teach who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

EDUC 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

EDUC 4980. Practicum in Education.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: nine hours of education courses. Provides field-type experience under faculty supervision and is designed to introduce the student to the practical application of theory within an environment in which professional practice takes place. (Irreg.)

EDUC 4990. Special Problems in Education.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of title and subject. Variable as to subject and credit for areas of specialty and/or interest not otherwise provided in the standard offering of courses. (Irreg.)

EDUC 5106. Culture and Communication Techniques for ESL/ELL.6 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 12 hours of Education and admission to Graduate Certificate program. Provides educators tools to work with ESL/ELL learners, addresses issues particular to culturally diverse students, schools, and community. Provides opportunities to compare cultural differences between U.S. and non-U.S. schools. Introduces communication techniques focusing on: school content, conversation in the target language, practical vocabulary, on-the-job situations and cultural information. (Sp)

EDUC 5114. Immersion in Language, Culture and Pedagogy.4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 5106 and graduate standing. Collaboratively-developed summer immersion program in education takes place in Mexico. Combines classroom instruction and cultural experiences to provide educators opportunities for authentic language use and insights into Hispanic students' cultural backgrounds. Understanding different cultures equips educators to organize classrooms and programs to help students learn, communicate, and engage. (Su)

EDUC 5126. Application and Pedagogy.6 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 5106, 5114, and graduate standing. Course focuses on developing, enhancing and improving instructional expertise and culturally-relevant knowledge of practicing educators and administrators who work with ELS/ELL students. With faculty support, teachers will engage in action research that utilizes language and cultural understanding to directly address needs of ESL/ELL students in their classrooms and schools. (F)

EDUC 5910. Practicum in Education--Master's.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Variable as to title and subject profession. Provides field-type experience under faculty supervision and is designed to introduce the student to the practical application of theory within an environment in which professional practice takes place. Seminar experience is to be included. (Irreg.)

EDUC 5920. Internship in Education--Master's.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Variable as to title and subject profession. Available to master's degree programs specifically requiring an internship in addition to thirty-two hours of other coursework as part of the degree. Introduces the student to the profession under the supervision of a practitioner whose credentials are equal to those of the graduate faculty. (Irreg.)

EDUC 5940. Field Studies in Education.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit eight hours. Practical problems in education as defined by members of the classes. Typical topics: defining educational objectives, relating school programs to established objectives, developing teaching-learning aids, organization for participation in developing and evaluating instructional programs, using community resources for learning, improving evaluation procedure. (Irreg.)

EDUC 5960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education, approval of instructor, adviser and dean. May be repeated; maximum undergraduate credit eight hours; maximum graduate credit four hours. (Irreg.)

EDUC 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

EDUC 5972. Pre-Master's Seminar.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 12 hours of education, graduate standing, permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Enrollment limited to students who are in early post-baccalaureate curricula. (Irreg.)

EDUC 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, four hours. (F, Sp, Su)

EDUC 5990. Independent Study.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission by instructor. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

EDUC 6902. Pre-Doctoral Seminar.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. An introduction to advanced graduate scholarship in education, including a review of advanced level trends and issues in specific fields within education. (Irreg.)

EDUC 6910. Practicum in Education--Doctoral.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: admission to doctoral program, permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Variable as to title and subject profession. An advanced practicum for post-master's level students only. The object is to provide professional experience under faculty supervision in fields requiring a high degree of professional skill. Seminar experience is to be included. (Irreg.)

EDUC 6920. Internship in Education--Doctoral.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: written permission of the instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Variable as to title and subject profession. An advanced internship for post-master's level students only. The object of the internship is to cultivate within the student a high degree of proficiency and professional independence. Field supervision is by a practitioner whose credentials are equal to those of the graduate faculty. (Irreg.)

EDUC 6930. Intensive Studies in Education.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education and permission of instructor. Repeatable with change of title and subject. Opportunity offered for professional educators and others interested in education, cooperatively, to seek solutions to educational problems. Organized groups work in curriculum, guidance, instruction, administration and supervision. Competent leadership and expert consultant service provided. (Irreg.)

EDUC 6960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed readings and/or literature review under the direction of a faculty member. (Irreg.)

EDUC 6970. Post-Master'S Seminar.2-4 Credit Hours.

2 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: master's degree, 24 hours of education, permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit twelve hours. Enrollment limited to students who hold the master's degree. (F, Sp, Su)

EDUC 6980. Research for Doctoral Dissertation.2-16 Credit Hours.

Maximum of 15 hours credit for the Ed.D. and 30 hours for the Ph.D. (F, Sp, Su)

EDUC 6990. Individual Study in Education.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education, graduate standing and permission of the instructor. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit eight hours. For advanced graduate students who need to study some problem or area not adequately covered in the organized courses, under the direction of a staff member in whose area of specialization the problem lies. (Irreg.)