Education Studies (EDST) courses are open to all interested students and fulfill the social science GER; some also satisfy diversity or competency requirements.  Education (EDUC) courses are for teacher certification only.

Please note: The course descriptions displayed here are current as of Tuesday, August 4, 2015, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

EDST 180
Psychology of Learning

An investigation of how people learn. This course examines learning theories (e.g., behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, constructivist) and their implications for the educational process in schools. Other topics include learning and the brain, the nature of expertise, the design of learning environments, and approaches to instruction that promote meaningful learning. Practicum of 20 hours required. Units: 6.
Also listed as Psychology 180

EDST 191
Directed Study in Education Studies

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 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.

EDST 195
Internship in Education Studies

Internship in a school or district office, museum or arts organization, other non-profit or community organization, social services agency, governmental body, policy or advocacy group, or other education-related setting with prior approval. (Does not count toward teacher certification.) The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter registration required.

EDST 309
Hollywood Goes to High School

Year after year, Hollywood turns out movies that are set in schools and present images of teachers and teens. Many of these films address typical coming-of-age issues, societal fear of teen crime and delinquency and, of course, the search for romance. A subset of these films provide powerful and culturally enduring images of teachers and teaching. High school movies also provide ingisht into the fantasies, anxieties, dreams, and assumptions prevalent in American culture. This course will examine the world and worldview found in Hollywood high school movies and the extent to which the stories they tell make us who we are. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as Film Studies 309

EDST 315
Philosophy of Children

Students will consider childhood and children through a philosophical lens. The first half of the course will focus on the philosophy of childhood, the second half will focus on how children philosophize the world. Readings will derive from philosophical texts, fiction and children's literature, and social media. Field experiences will be conducted in elementary classrooms encouraging children's wonder through philosophical discussion. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

EDST 350
Ethnicity, Cultural Diversity, and Education

A study of the experience of children and adolescents from different ethnic, cultural, and economic groups. Emphasis on understanding the social consequences of these differences and how such differences affect educational achievement and attainment. The sources and educational effects of individual, institutional, and systemic racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice and discrimination will also be examined. Practicum of 20 hours required. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as Ethnic Studies 352

EDST 390
Tutorial in Education Studies

Tutorial studies in the fields of educational policy, environmental education, history of education, comparative education and on various topics related to the social foundations of education. 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.

EDST 391
Directed Study in Education Studies

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 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.

EDST 395
Internship in Education Studies

Internship in a school or district office, museum or arts organization, other non-profit or community organization, social services agency, governmental body, policy or advocacy group, or other education-related setting with prior approval. (Does not count toward teacher certification.) The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter registration required.

EDST 399
Independent Study in Education Studies

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.

EDST 400
The Environment, Community, and Education

The course will examine the relationship between community-mindedness and the development of ecological literacy. Cultural assumptions about the natural world and our place in it that are implicit within the K-12 and college curriculum, and the manner in which modern forms of education shape our understanding of what it means to “live well in a place we know well” will be explored. Examples of how schools can contribute to environmental and social sustainability (and justice) via community- and place-based education will be presented. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor
Also listed as Environmental Studies 460

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

EDST 440
Sociology of Education

An examination of the social foundations of education in the United States with particular attention paid to the cultural, political, and economic functions of education in modern society. Other topics include the reproductive function of schooling in a society divided along lines of race/ethnicity and class, schools as sites of cultural production, and the historical tension in the U.S. between “equality” and “excellence” in education. Practicum of 20 hours required. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as Ethnic Studies 340

EDST 450
Topics in Education Studies

This seminar explores issues in contemporary education. Topics vary by term and focus on controversies or innovations in educational systems, practices, and policy or in the relations between school and society. May be repeated when topic is different. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and one course in education studies or instructor approval

EDST 545
Gesture Studies

Gesture studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the use of the hands and other parts of the body in communication and cognition. In this seminar we discuss studies of gesture types, universals, and variations; gesture development; gesture production and perception; relations of gesture to thought and language (spoken and signed); and functions of gesture in human interaction, problem-solving, and learning. Units: 6. Prerequisite: One course in linguistics or psychology, or consent of the instructor
Also listed as Linguistics 545, Psychology 545

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 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. Prerequisite: Four studio art courses, EDUC 180 and 340, and two art history courses.
Also listed as Studio Art 585

EDST 590
Tutorial in Education Studies

Tutorial studies in the fields of educational policy, environmental education, history of education, comparative education and on various topics related to the social foundations of education. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

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.

EDST 591
Directed Study in Education Studies

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 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.

EDST 595
Internship in Education Studies

Internship in a school or district office, museum or arts organization, other non-profit or community organization, social services agency, governmental body, policy or advocacy group, or other education-related setting with prior approval. (Does not count toward teacher certification.) The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter registration required.

EDST 599
Independent Study in Education Studies

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

EDST 690
Tutorial in Education Studies

Tutorial studies in the fields of educational policy, environmental education, history of education, comparative education and on various topics related to the social foundations of education. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

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.

EDST 691
Directed Study in Education Studies

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 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

EDST 695
Internship in Education Studies

Internship in a school or district office, museum or arts organization, other non-profit or community organization, social services agency, governmental body, policy or advocacy group, or other education-related setting with prior approval. (Does not count toward teacher certification.) The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter registration required.

EDST 699
Independent Study in Education Studies

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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