University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Courses in Secondary Education (EDSC)

EDSC 011 - Ed Tech in Sec Ed Classroom
Students are introduced to a variety of uses for information technology in education with particular applications to stimulate and manage a student-centered classroom.
Credits: 3.00
EDSC 050 - Exploring Education
Introduction to philosophical, psychological, sociological questions basic to teaching and learning. Exploration of beliefs and understandings about personal learning and the field of education.
Credits: 3.00
EDSC 055 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
EDSC 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
EDSC 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: 3.00
EDSC 207 - Development:Theory & Applctn
Participants in this class examine adolescent developmental and learning theories. A Service Learning requirement allows students to apply understanding in the context of instructional settings. Prerequisites: EDTE 001 or EDFS 002 or instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00 or 4.00
EDSC 209 - Practicum in Teaching
Field-experience in secondary setting. Focus on school culture and student needs while documenting effectiveness in one-on-one teaching. Professional attributes/dispositions are critically assessed. Pre/co-requisite: EDFS 203/EDSC 207.
Credits: 3.00 or 4.00
EDSC 215 - Reading in Secondary Schools
Theory and methods of reading/writing explored in the context of literacy. Focus on reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking across disciplines. Cultural contexts explored. Pre/co-requisites: EDSC 207 and EDSC 209.
Credits: 3.00 to 4.00
EDSC 216 - Curr,Instr&Assmt Sec Schl Tchr
Development of methods related to secondary school teaching. Study and application of constructivist learning theory, differentiation, authentic assessment in planning. Focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration. Co-requisite: EDSC 215.
Credits: 3.00
EDSC 225 - Tchg Soc Studies in Sec Schls
Includes multiple teaching modes, questioning techniques, micro-teaching laboratory, analysis of historical content to determine students' prerequisite cognitive skills and processes for construction of historical scenarios. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of education and related areas.
Credits: 3.00
EDSC 226 - Teaching Internship
Collaboration with professional teachers in design and implementation of effective instruction, with special focus on developing programs in a high school setting. Prerequisite: EDSC 203, EDSC 207, EDSC 209, EDSC 215, EDSC 216, and Special Methods.
Credits: 8.00 to 12.00
EDSC 227 - Tchng Science in Sec Schls
Consideration of science curricula and instructional strategies for grades 7-12. Topics may include: teaching science as problem solving, research in science teaching, affective education through science. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EDSC 230 - Teaching for Results
Analysis of planning, curriculum design, teaching, evaluation and classroom management from the perspective of research and practice. Individual tasks culminate in production of a licensure portfolio. Co-requisite: EDSC 226.
Credits: 3.00
EDSC 240 - Teach English:Secondary School
Approaches to teaching composition, literature, and the English language in secondary school. Prerequisite: Acceptance into licensure program.
Credits: 3.00
EDSC 257 - Tchg Math in Secondary Schools
Contemporary secondary school mathematics curricula and instructional strategies for grades 7-12. Topics may include problem solving, research in mathematics education, use of calculators and computers, manipulatives, and evaluation. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas or permission.
Credits: 3.00
EDSC 259 - Tchg Foreign Lang in Sec Schls
An overview of language teaching methodology. The learning/ teaching process as it relates to language learning; techniques used in the teaching and testing of second language skills and culture. Prerequisite: Acceptance into licensure program.
Credits: 3.00
EDSC 295 - Lab Experience
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 6.00
EDSC 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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