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EDUR 8131 – Educational Statistics I

Topics covered in this course include central tendency, variability, distributions, correlation, significance testing, t-tests, linear regression and chi-square analysis. Emphasis is placed on application of statistics in educational research situations. Prerequisite(s): EDUR 7130 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

ESED 5233G – Applied Linguistics: ESOL

An in-depth study of the major theories of first and second language acquisition and their implications for instruction. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

ESED 8130 – Research on Current Trends and Issues

This course provides candidates the opportunity for in-depth exploration and reflection of current trends, issues and research of effective teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on the topics of reform/renewal and the moral dimensions of teaching and learning. Candidates will identify researchable topics, examine and synthesize quantitative and qualitative research related to such topics and write a first draft of a literature review. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Ed. S. Program.

ESED 8131 – Teacher Leadership

This course is an action-oriented experience that explores the multiple aspects of the teacher as a leader. Teachers will discover their own leadership potential as they delve into the characteristics of leadership, adult development, the school culture, interpersonal and technical skills, and tasks and functions of leadership. Examination and application of processes, systems, strategies, and leadership to achieve results in classroom, building, and larger educational arenas. A goal is to develop a working knowledge of characteristics of successful organizational systems, core values, and educational concepts that ensure continual improvement of teaching and leadership methods. Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment with a minimum grade of “C” in ESED 8130.

ITEC 8231 – Transforming Learning with Technology

Critical examination of the role of technology and instructional design in the teaching/learning process. Review of quantitative and qualitative research relevant to student’s area of interest and the impact of technology on student learning. Examination of the use of electronic portfolios to demonstrate student learning.

EDUR 8434 – Field-Based Educational Research

Designed primarily to assist Ed. S. level students in developing a sound research proposal for the conduct of an independent research project required as part of their Ed.S. program. Prerequisite(s): EDUR 8131 or equivalent.

ESED 8132 – Curriculum and Instruction

This course is designed to provide the experienced teacher and graduate candidate with an opportunity to examine and explore current trends and issues in curriculum and instruction and the impact of these trends and issues on student learning outcomes. A focus is on the critical evaluation of traditional and non-traditional curriculums, the influence of professional standards on curriculum across content areas, and the development of effective instructional practices to enhance academic achievement for all students.  Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.  Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment with a minimum grade of “C” in ESED 8130.

ESED 8839 – Seminar and Field Study

Students will initiate, complete and present an acceptable field-based research study, developed and approved in EDUR 8434. This course will focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing data, as well as composing a formal research paper based on the research study. The course culminates with an oral presentation of the study. Seminars will be held that focus on current trends, issues, and research in one’s teaching field and certification level.  Candidates must tailor their course assignments and experiences to their specific grade levels and certification/content field.  Prerequisite(s): EDUR 8131, EDUR 8434, ESED 8130, ESED 8132, and ITEC 8231.

Last updated: 2/3/2016

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