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2014-2015 Course Catalog

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Education

Professor:B. Williams
Associate professor:S. Purkey (Bee Connell Mielke Professor of Education, chair) (on leave term(s) II)
Assistant professor:S. Burdick-Shepherd
Instructors:C. Despres-Berry (Center for Academic Success), D. DiFrancesca (Postdoctoral Fellow of Education)

While Lawrence does not offer a college major in education, the education department does prepare students to become licensed teachers in public and private schools. In addition, the department introduces students to the study of education as an academic discipline within the liberal arts. Courses in education studies (EDST) are open to all students and may be counted toward fulfilling the General Education Requirement (GER) in social sciences. The department also offers tutorial and independent-study opportunities for students interested in education policy, history of education, educational anthropology and psychology, and the practical application of education methodology.


Courses - Education

EDUC 191: Directed Study in Education

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

EDUC 390: Tutorial Studies in Education

Tutorial studies in the fields of educational psychology, learning theory, cognitive science, alternative education and on various topics related to teaching and learning.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

EDUC 391: Directed Study in Education

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

EDUC 399: Independent Study in Education

Advanced study arranged in consultation with the department. Students considering a senior honors project should register for this course.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

EDUC 412: Teaching Reading for Elementary

For students pursuing elementary certification and preparing for the Foundations of Reading Test. Students will engage with literacy theory, explore reading development and the acquisition of reading competency, plan for literacy assessment and instruction (with attention to English language learners and learning disabilities), and integrate literacy with content instruction.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: EDST 180 and junior standing

EDUC 430: Educating All Learners

This course for students in the Teacher Education Program focuses on two important aspects of K-12 teaching: (1) helping learners develop academic and disciplinary literacy; and (2) tailoring instruction to specific learning needs (for students with disabilities, English language learners, struggling readers, students with gaps in academic knowledge, gifted students, etc.). Practicum of 20 hours required in a subject area class that includes learners with special needs.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: EDST 180 and junior standing

EDUC 431: Educating All Learners - Music

This course for students seeking certification to teach music (choral, general, and/or instrumental) focuses on adapting music instruction to learners with disabilities. Practicum of 10 hours required in a music class that includes learners with special needs.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: EDST 180, junior standing, and declared major in music education

EDUC 555: Methods in Elementary Teaching

For students preparing to teach in the elementary classroom. Students will practice and observe methodologies in instructional strategies, assessment, and organization of the elementary environment. Students will analyze how learner, subject, and environment influence pedagogical choice with emphasis on collaborative learning, differentiated instruction, and developmentally appropriate practice.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Junior standing and admission to the teacher certification program

EDUC 560: Methods in Middle and Secondary Teaching

A seminar on methods and organization of teaching particular subjects in the middle and secondary school, including English, social studies, mathematics, science, and theatre. Practicum of 20 hours required.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Junior standing and admission to certification program

EDUC 563: Elementary and Secondary Foreign Language Methods

A seminar on teaching foreign languages in the elementary, middle, and secondary school. Emphasis on curriculum planning, methods of instruction, and assessment of learning. Issues related to classroom management and organization will be addressed. Practicum of 20 hours required.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Junior standing and admission to certification program

EDUC 565: Methods, Materials, and Assessment in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

A seminar in teaching English to speakers of other languages in elementary, middle, and secondary school as well as in foreign language classrooms abroad. The course focuses on curriculum planning, methods of instruction, and assessment of learning for English language learners in diverse learning environments. Practicum of 20 hours required.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor

EDUC 575: Elementary Content Area Methods I

This course is for students concurrently enrolled in the elementary student teaching apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will design and teach lessons engaging elementary students and young children in the fundamental content, concepts, and inquiry tools of mathematics, English language arts, social studies, science, fine arts, physical education and health. Two-course sequence.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree, admission to elementary teacher certification, and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 665 and EDUC 675

EDUC 576: Elementary Content Area Methods II

Continuation of EDUC 575.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: EDUC 575 and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 666 and 676

EDUC 585: Art in the Elementary and Secondary Schools

Art class observations, studio practice in both two- and three-dimensional disciplines, studio demonstrations/lectures, and selected readings and discussions relative to the visual expression of the elementary, junior, and senior high school student.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Studio Art 585
Prerequisite: Four studio art courses, EDUC 180 and 340, and two art history courses.

EDUC 590: Tutorial Studies in Education

Tutorial studies in the fields of educational psychology, learning theory, cognitive science, alternative education and on various topics related to teaching and learning.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

EDUC 591: Directed Study in Education

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

EDUC 599: Independent Study in Education

Advanced study arranged in consultation with the department. Students considering a senior honors project should register for this course.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

EDUC 650: Student Teaching (Middle and Secondary Schools)

Student teaching is normally taken during Term I, coinciding with the public school fall semester. A weekly seminar at Lawrence is required as part of this course. See department chair for prerequisites and for exceptions to the Term I requirement.
Units: 18.
Prerequisite: Senior standing and admission to certification program; contact department chair about prerequisites and corequisites

EDUC 655: International Student Teaching

This is an overseas student teaching option. After nine weeks of student teaching in the Fox Valley, students will be placed in one of 16 countries to complete the student teaching practicum. International student teaching is available during 13th Term only. Students must have been admitted to the student teaching program (college or conservatory) and have met all requirements for domestic student teaching. Students should contact the department chair for additional admission and fee requirements.
Units: 18.
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status, admission to the student teaching program and to the international student teaching program, passing score on Praxis II or ACTFL, proficiency tests and, beginning in 2015, a passing score on the TPA during the first 9 weeks of domestic student teaching.

EDUC 660: Advanced Methods in Teaching

The seminar will engage students in critical reflection upon their student teaching experience. Concrete and theoretical problems having to do with teaching and learning will be explored (e.g., classroom management, assessment of pupil performance, curriculum design, instructional methods), as will issues having to do with educational policy and school organization.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 650 or consent of instructor

EDUC 665: Advanced Methods in Teaching-Elementary I

The seminar will engage students in critical reflection upon their elementary student teaching experience. Concrete and theoretical problems of teaching and learning will be explored (e.g., classroom management, assessment, curriculum design), as will issues regarding educational policy and school organization. Two-course sequence taken in conjunction with the student teaching apprenticeship.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree, admission to elementary teacher certification and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 575 and 675

EDUC 666: Advanced Methods in Teaching-Elementary II

A continuation of EDUC 665.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: EDUC 665 and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 576 and EDUC 676

EDUC 675: Student Teaching Apprenticeship-Elementary I

Student teaching for elementary licensure (EC-MC) is a full-time, two-semester apprenticeship in a K-6 grade classroom setting. This post-baccalaureate apprenticeship is an embedded clinical experience whereby the student teacher will learn the craft and art of teaching under the guidance of a master teacher from the Appleton Area School District.
Units: 18.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree, admission to elementary teacher certification, and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 575 and EDUC 665

EDUC 676: Student Teaching Apprenticeship-Elementary II

Continuation of EDUC 675.
Units: 18.
Prerequisite: EDUC 675 and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 576 and EDUC 666

EDUC 690: Tutorial Studies in Education

Tutorial studies in the fields of educational psychology, learning theory, cognitive science, alternative education and on various topics related to teaching and learning.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

EDUC 691: Directed Study in Education

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

EDUC 699: Independent Study in Education

Advanced study arranged in consultation with the department. Students considering a senior honors project should register for this course.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

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