University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Courses in Education (EDSS)

EDSS 001 - Schooling, Learning & Society
Introduction to issues and problems in American education: schools and learning, professional careers, individuals in systems, characteristics of learners. Required readings and papers.
Credits: 3.00
EDSS 010 - ACCESS Education
Create a safe community to discuss disability-related issues. Introduce students to organizational systems, goal setting, learning styles, self-advocacy, disabilities, and study skills.
Credits: 1.00
EDSS 011 - Race and Culture
Introduction to issues of diversity, multiculturalism and cultural pluralism in our different communities and in our country as a whole.
Credits: 1.00
EDSS 012 - Race&Culture Contemp Issues
Gives an expanded introduction to US social justice issues. Forms of discrimination that shape US culture explored and skills in self-reflection and critical analysis developed.
Credits: 1.00
EDSS 055 - Special Topics
Credits: 6.00
EDSS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Topics vary. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 6.00
EDSS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Topics vary. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 6.00
EDSS 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 4.00
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 239 - S.L.I.P. Seminar
Professional education course designed to facilitate student's integration of academic, social, personal, and career objectives through seminar or project syllabus method of support for internship experience in the community. Prerequisites: Instructor permission; Junior standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
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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