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 and may be taken by others with approval.

Please note: The course descriptions displayed here are current as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, 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 insight 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.
Also listed as Film Studies 309
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

EDST 310: Ethics and Education

What is ethics and how does it connect with morals? What do either have to do with the activities of teaching and learning? Students in this class confront such questions by exploring the role of moral decision-making in classroom practices, and by examining how the practice of education promotes certain notions of human flourishing. Particular attention is given to an analysis of the "ethics of teaching." Readings draw from classical and contemporary works associated with the disciplines of philosophy and of education.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

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 345: Distributed Cognition and the Extended Mind

The new science of the mind treats cognition as a distributed process involving the brain, body, and world. This seminar explores the role of material settings and tools, bodily engagement, social interaction, and cultural processes in human reasoning, problem solving, and learning. Students will write short papers examining aspects of cognitive activity in real-world settings.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Psychology 345, Anthropology 345
Prerequisite: PHIL 105 recommended

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.
Also listed as Ethnic Studies 352
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

EDST 380: Engaging in Action Research

This course engages students in social science research to collect and use data to solve real problems. Students interested in careers that emphasize working with others (teaching, counseling, nursing, social work) will find this course particularly relevant. Content will explore methods of examining instructional effectiveness. Lab will consist of classroom-based research experiences, data analysis, and collaborative inquiry.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: EDST 180 and Sophomore standing

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.
Also listed as Environmental Studies 460
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

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

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.
Also listed as Ethnic Studies 340
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

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

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 666

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.

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

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

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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