University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Education (EDSS)

EDSS 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: 6.00
EDSS 208 - The Mass Media as Educator
Analysis and assessment of the mass media's teachings about reality and worth and how to live our lives individually and collectively. Appropriate for non-education students. Pre/co-requisites: Junior standing for undergraduates; also can be taken for Graduate credit.
Credits: 3.00
EDSS 248 - Educational Media
Modern instructional aids, theory and practice, educational media related to psychology of teaching and learning. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in Education and related areas.
Credits: 3.00
EDSS 295 - Laboratory Exp 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: 3.00
EDSS 309 - Interdisciplinary Seminar
Introduction to interdisciplinary study; the field of policy analysis and social change. Core academic experience for Interdisciplinary Majors. Prerequisite: Interdisciplinary majors; others by Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EDSS 313 - Stat Meth Ed & Social Services
Basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics: frequency distributions; measures of central tendency, dispersion; correlation, hypothesis testing. Application of concepts to educational situations.
Credits: 3.00
EDSS 319 - Internship
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: 3.00
EDSS 321 - School Improvement:Thry & Prac
Analysis of research and practices pertinent to improvement of American schools. Student assignments include synthesis papers and site-specific research projects derived from course studies. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Graduate study in education.
Credits: 4.00 to 6.00
EDSS 336 - Professional Writing
Problems in writing faced by professionals in educational and human service settings. Students write reports, critiques, reviews; analyze examples of published work; receive detailed critiques of their work.
Credits: 3.00
EDSS 343 - The Study of Teaching
Study of the art and science with emphasis on students' own teaching. Current research on teaching and self-study are major foci. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of education; teaching experience.
Credits: 3.00
EDSS 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
EDSS 387 - Collaborative Consultation
Adult development and group dynamics theory provide the knowledge base for collaborating with parents and teachers to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities. Cross-listed with: EDSP 387.
Credits: 3.00
EDSS 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
EDSS 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: 3.00
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