Teaching Course Description
ECTA 523 INTEGRATION OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT
This course examines the integration of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The design process will be considered, beginning with a definition of what we as educators want our students to know and be able to do, followed by a clear description of the evidence that indicates real student understanding. Learning experiences and instruction based on the defined curricular goals will be planned for all learners, including struggling and gifted learners as well as English Language Learners. Assessments will be developed that insure student understanding.
EDUC 573 APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY
This course is designed to address current research and theory, instructional design and product development, information access and delivery issues, and pragmatic ideas for integrating educational technology in the classroom to meet the needs of diverse learners. This course is a requirement for Library Media Specialist certification as well as a core requirement for the MAT,
MET, and the MSE in Curriculum and Instruction. EDUC573 is the pre-requisite to all EDET courses and should be taken as a co-requisite with EDET 501. There is a lab fee charged for this course.
ETOP 563 LEGAL ISSUES IN REGULAR AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
This course provides a study of the educational issues in school law and court cases that have impacted American education as we know it today. A historical perspective of school law will be presented along with selected issues in school law with an emphasis on those having direct impact at the school-building level. Topics to be examined include: a historical overview of educational governance, schools and the state, students and the law, teachers and the law, school desegregation, individuals with disabilities and the law, school finance issues and laws, and educator and school district liability. For students in the MEA program, this course includes a 15-hour field experience designed to give students real-life experiences with their mentor in the specific areas of content listed in the course description. Three Hours
ETOP 583 PERSPECTIVES ON DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION
This course is designed to give education professionals a better understanding of the theoretical foundations of multicultural education as well as current practices in this field. This is a
systematic study of what transpires in intercultural contacts and interactions within the educational setting when the communication process involves culturally diverse people. The diversities on which we will focus will include race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, personality/temperament, gender, religion, and communication styles. For students in the MEA program, this course includes a 15-hour field experience designed to give students real-life experiences with their mentor in the specific areas of content listed in the course description. Three Hours
GRED 543 METHODS OF INQUIRY I
This course will consist of a survey of research methods; Qualitative, Quantitative, Mixed Method, and Action Research. A variety of research designs will be explored for each method noted above. Students will receive an overview of different methods of data collection and analysis frequently used in research literature. A survey of basic statistical methods including descriptive statistics, z- and t-tests of means, and correlation will be included. General research terms and processes will be discussed and reviewed during the class, including tools to collect data, code data, and present the data. Excel will be used for this course when performing the statistical analysis of data. A study of Action Research for teachers, counselors, and administrators will be one component of the course. As part of the course requirements, students are required to complete a research prospectus using one of the following methods; Qualitative, Quantitative, Mixed method, or Action Research. You will also be expected to use a web-based presentation system to present your proposal presentation. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor
licensure may not take this as a web-based course. Three Hours