University of Vermont

2010-11 Online Catalogue

Courses in Elementary Education (EDEL)

EDEL 010 - Intro to Teaching & Learning
Orientation to professional program. Introduction to research base for meaningful teaching and learning. Analysis of teaching autobiographies by successful teachers. One credit each semester for two consecutive semesters.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
EDEL 011 - Computers in El Ed Classroom
Students use the University's network and internet, exchange e-mail, construct electronic portfolios, and examine software to help them in their studies and future classrooms.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 024 - Learners and Learning Process
Distinctions among dominant theories of learning and development. Learning theories applied to selected issues derived from context of schools. Students work with individual learner in appropriate setting.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 055 - Special Topics
Credits: 2.00 to 6.00
EDEL 056 - Teachers&the Teaching Process
Students examine lives of teachers, demands of the profession, and selected models of teaching. Student observation of teachers in appropriate settings and knowledge of learning and development. Prerequisite: EDEL 010, EDEL 024; concurrent with EDEL 177, EDSP 005.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 155 - Lab Experience in Inquiry
Supervised practicum in field sites. Implementation of teaching methods from Inquiry Block. Documentation of classroom work, child study, and development of portfolio. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 157, EDEL 158, EDEL 159.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 156 - Teaching Math for Meaning
Methods of teaching mathematics in elementary school. Research base for how children learn mathematics and how math curriculum is organized. Special focus on teaching diverse groupings of learners. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 175, EDEL 176, EDEL 178.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 157 - Social Educ and Social Studies
Methods of social education for elementary-aged school children. Promoting children's efficacy by nurturing personal interests. Development of folio of developmentally-sound examples of social studies learning. Pre/co-requisites: Admission to Elementary Education Program; EDEL 155, EDEL 158.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 158 - Teaching Science for Meaning
Teaching K-6 science through inquiry. Use of constructivist pedagogy to develop lessons and activities that develop concepts from physical, earth and life sciences. Pre/co-requisites: Admission to the Elementary Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 155 & EDEL 157.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 159 - Integrating the Arts
Incorporate visual and performing arts (music, movement, theatre) as a way of learning and teaching by focusing on artistic expression. Emphasis on multi-cultural arts. Pre/co-requisites: EDEL 010 Fall semester or permission of the Instructor.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 175 - Lab Experience in Literacy
Supervised practicum in a field site. Implementation of teaching methods from Literacy Block. Documentation of classroom work, child study, and development of portfolio. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 156, EDEL 176, EDEL 178.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 176 - Language Arts&Literacy Skills
Cognitive research base for the social context of children's learning. Methods of language arts as literate activity. Emphasis on emergence of literacy in the child of special need. Prerequisites: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 156, EDEL 175, EDEL 178.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 177 - Children's Lit & Literacy
Learning about the breadth of literature available for use in elementary school. Developing the ability to evaluate and use literature in reading and writing activities. Emphasis on bias-free methods. Pre/co-requisites: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 156, EDEL 175 and EDEL 176.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 178 - Mtg Indiv Needs:Assmt&Instruct
Methods of responding to individual differences within a heterogeneous classroom. Sources of student variability, developing settings of least restriction, and appropriate assessment strategies. Pre/co-requisites: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 056, EDSP 005.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 181 - Student Teaching
Credits: 3.00 to 12.00
EDEL 185 - Student Teaching Internship
Supervised student teaching internship in field site. Fifteen-week total immersion as a beginning teacher. Responsibilities specified in internship handbook. Documentation of activities for professional portfolio. Concurrent with EDEL 187 and EDEL 188. Prerequisite: Method Blocks in Inquiry and Literacy. Variable credit.
Credits: 3.00 to 12.00
EDEL 186 - Seminar in Student Teaching
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 187 - Plan,Adapt,Deliv Rdg Instruct
Methods of diagnostic teaching in reading and writing. Identifying components of effective programs and use of research findings to deliver instruction in meaningful contexts. Documentation of personal model of literacy for professional portfolio. Prerequisite: Method Block in Literacy; EDEL 156, EDEL 176, EDEL 177.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 188 - Principles of Classroom Mgmt
Application of basic learning principles to classroom management. Creation of behavior management plans with emphasis on social and academic behavior of diverse groupings of children. Concurrent with EDEL 185 and EDEL 187. Prerequisite: Method Blocks in Inquiry and Literacy.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 189 - Portfolio Dev&Reflective Pract
This course develops candidates' critical reflectivity on their knowledge and expertise of classroom teaching through the construction of a professional portfolio. Prerequisite: Concurrent with EDEL 185 and EDEL 188.
Credits: 1.00
EDEL 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
EDEL 200 - Contemporary Issues
Designed so that its content and structure may accommodate special issues not especially appropriate within the boundaries of an existing course. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 0.00 to 3.00
EDEL 244 - Social Studies in Elem Schls
Study of literature, research, and problems in teaching social studies in the elementary school. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 256 - Methods & Materials in Math
Evolution of mathematical concepts, notations. Meaning of numbers, number-systems. Theory underlying fundamental operations, metric measurements, analysis of modern approach to mathematics. Manipulative approach to teaching mathematics. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 270 - Kindergarten Methods & Org
Objectives, organization, curriculum, methods and materials, and relationships of kindergarten preschool experiences. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 271 - Kindergarten Educ W/Lab
Designed to acquaint the prospective kindergarten teacher with educational research conducted by Piaget, Bruner, Montessori, and others with experiences provided for working with children of kindergarten age. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 295 - Lab Experience in Education
Supervised field work designed to give students experience in specialized areas for their professional development. Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Professional Laboratory Experiences.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
EDEL 319 - Internshp Specialzd Personnel
Students will undertake an approved internship in an institution which reflects the particular area of interest and needs of the student. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
EDEL 380 - Professional Problems in Ed
Designed to cover selected educational problems in depth. The major emphasis will be on intensive and critical analysis of the literature and practice in a given area.
Credits: 3.00
EDEL 382 - Teaching Internship
Supervised teaching experiences on a full-time basis, with related seminars in teaching subject. Prerequisite: Permission of coordinator of Professional Laboratory Experiences.
Credits: 3.00 to 8.00
EDEL 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
EDEL 397 - Problems in Education
Individual work on a research problem selected by the student in consultation with a staff member. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas; endorsement by a sponsoring faculty member.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
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