University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses offered by the Education Department


Courses in Art Education

EDAR 140 - Foundation Studio El Ed Majors
Students select a foundation studio course, ART 002, from those sections designated each semester on the course schedule. See course descriptions listed under ART. ART 003 or ART 004
Credits: 3.
EDAR 177 - Curriculum & Pract in Elem Art
Study and implementation of curriculum in elementary school. Students work directly in an elementary classroom. Lectures and discussions. Prerequisite: Eighteen hours Studio Art; Junior standing.
Credits: 4.
EDAR 178 - Curriculum&Pract Middle/HS Art
Study and implementation of curriculum in middle and high school. Students work directly in a middle or high school. Lectures and discussions. Prerequisite: Eighteen hours Studio Art; Junior standing.
Credits: 4.
EDAR 200 - Contemporary Issues
Designed so that its content and structure may accommodate special issues not especially appropriate within the boundaries of an existing course. Prerequisites: Twelve hours in Education and related areas.
Credits: 1-6.
EDAR 283 - Current Issues in Art & Ed
Research and discussion of issues relevant to contemporary art and the teaching of art. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission.
Credits: 3.
EDAR 284 - Current Issues in Art & Ed
Research, discussions, and field work relevant to contemporary art and the teaching of art. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission.
Credits: 3.
EDAR 295 - Laboratory Experience in Educ
Supervised field work designed to give students experience in specialized areas for their professional development. Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Professional Laboratory Experiences; One to six hours.
Credits: 1-15.

Courses in Education

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.
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.
EDSS 011 - Race and Culture
and cultural pluralism in our different communities and in our country as a whole. Introduction to issues of diversity, multiculturalism
Credits: 1.
EDSS 012 - Race&Culture Contemp Issues
Forms of discrimination that shape US culture explored and skills in self-reflection and critical analysis developed. Gives an expanded introduction to US social justice issues.
Credits: 1.
EDSS 055 - Special Topics
Credits: 1-6.
EDSS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Topics vary. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
EDSS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Topics vary. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
EDSS 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1-4.
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: 0-6.
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.
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: 1-12.
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.
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: 1-12.
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.
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.
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: 1-6.
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: 4-6.
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.
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.
EDSS 349 - Quasi-Experiment in Ed & SS
Quasi-experimental designs are analyzed, compared, and contrasted with "true experiments." Strategies for addressing threats to the validity of quasi-experiments are studied. Design exemplars are evaluated. Prerequisite: EDSS 313, PSYC 340, STAT 211, or equivalent.
Credits: 3.
EDSS 380 - Professional Problems in Ed
The major emphasis will be on intensive and critical Designed to cover selected educational problems in depth. analysis of the literature and practice in a given area.
Credits: 3.
EDSS 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: 3-12.
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.
EDSS 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee.
Credits: 1-6.
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: 1-6.

Courses in Elementary Education

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.
EDEL 055 - Special Topics
Credits: 2-6.
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.
EDEL 155 - Lab Experience in Inquiry
classroom work, child study, and development of portfolio. Prerequisite: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 157, EDEL 158, EDEL 159. Supervised practicum in field sites. Implementation of teaching methods from Inquiry Block. Documentation of
Credits: 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EDEL 178 - Mtg Indiv Needs:Assmt&Instruct
EDEL 056, EDSP 005. 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
Credits: 3.
EDEL 181 - Student Teaching
Credits: 3-12.
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: 3-12.
EDEL 186 - Seminar in Student Teaching
Credits: 3.
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.
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.
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.
EDEL 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1-4.
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: 0-3.
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.
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.
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: 1-12.
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: 1-6.
EDEL 334 - Social Studies in Elem Schools
Study of literature, research, and problems in teaching social studies in the elementary school. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in Education and related areas.
Credits: 3.
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: 3-8.
EDEL 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee.
Credits: 1-18.
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: 1-6.

Courses in Foundations

EDFS 001 - D1:Race and Racism in the U.S.
Students will investigate the multi-faceted concepts of identity, racism, and the dynamics of power, privilege and oppression in the United States.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 002 - School and Society
Credits: 3.
EDFS 055 - Special Topics
Credits: 1-6.
EDFS 197 - Readings and Research
Credits: 1-4.
EDFS 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.
EDFS 203 - Soc, Hst & Phil Found of Educ
Critical examination of central educational/social issues and values with special emphasis on the struggle for justice and equality. Themes include schooling and social class, race, and gender; the purposes of education; and the responsibilities of teachers. Prerequisite: Enrollment in teacher licensing program.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 204 - Sem in Educational History
Selected topics in history of education. Education in democratic and authoritarian social orders. Topics: education of women, black heritage, American higher education in transition. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 205 - History of American Education
Educational principals and practices in the U.S. as they relate to the main currents of social history. Key ideas of historic and contemporary significance. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 206 - D2:Comparative Education
Examines educational challenges confronting countries around the world. Explores issues related to sustainable development, diversity, citizenship, and justice in formal and nonformal educational contexts. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 207 - Traditionalist Education
Perspectives on schooling at all levels directed at preserving and extending a heritage (cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, regional, national), or promoting individual freedom, character, or academic excellence. Selected topics, Instructor choice. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Also for Graduate credit.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 209 - Intro to Research Methods
Seminars and research projects. Methods of historical, descriptive, experimental, quasi-experimental, field studies, and survey research.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 255 - School as Social Institution
Examination of the school and related social institutions, focus on themes, including: social class, race, ethnicity, socialization, role of the family, social change. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of education and related areas.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 295 - Lab Experience in Education
in specialized areas for their professional development. Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Professional Laboratory Experiences. Supervised field work designed to give students experience
Credits: 1-6.
EDFS 302 - Philosophy of Education
Critical examination of key beliefs and values in current philosophies of helping, e.g. phenomenological, behavioral, holistic, as practiced in a variety of educational and social service institutions. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 303 - Ethics Helping Relationships
Clarification of ethical dimensions of professional rights and obligations for educators, counselors, administrators, other helping professionals. Examination of selected ethical controversies currently facing the helping professionals. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 304 - Religion,Spirituality & Ed
A narrative approach to thinking about religion and spirituality and theoretical and practical implications for policy making, pedagogy, curriculum development, and educational leadership.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 309 - Schol Pers Narr Writing:ED&SS
A workshop for educational writers of theses, dissertations, and scholarly articles. Students will be introduced to critical theory, postmodern, feminist, and narrativist conceptions of educational writing.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 314 - Modes of Inquiry
A critical analysis of the various conceptual and methodological foundations of theory and practice in education and the human services. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 320 - Technology, Schooling, Society
This course explores influences of technology on schooling and society. Using sociological, historical, and philosophical frameworks, participants examine equity, cultural diversity, student empowerment, and community.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 322 - D1:Chall Multicult/Ed&Soc Inst
Critical analysis of social, historical, and philosophical dimensions of multiculturalism. Examination of identity, empowerment, and justice and their relationships to educational/social policies and practices. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 347 - Qualitative Research Methods
Introduces students to qualitative methods as a research paradigm and develops skills in ethnographic techniques of field observation, interviewing, and data analysis. Out-of-class fieldwork required. Prerequisite: Master's or doctoral level standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 348 - Analyze&Write Qualitative Rsch
This course extends students' knowledge of and experience with qualitative research analysis and writing. Students must come with data collected previous to the start of the course. Prerequisite: EDFS 347 or Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 352 - Aesthetic Ed & Social Justice
Exploration of art that deepens understanding of educational and social problems. Focus on artists who challenge dominant powers. Incorporates democratic perspectives on art and aesthetics. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 353 - Program Evaluation&Assessment
Introduction to program evaluation concepts and methods in education; contemporary theory and practice in educational assessment and testing.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 354 - Anth Persp on Ed & Soc Serv
Examination of formal and non-formal education as means to produce and alleviate cultural conflict. Incorporates an autobiographical approach to studying socio-cultural implications of schooling and social services. Emphasis on Third World situations. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 355 - Appl Data Analysis for Dec Mkg
Students will learn to apply quantitative techniques, using commonly available tools, to organizational data so that they can make data-based policy decisions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 369 - Ethics in Ed & Soc Serv Admin
Critical examination of theories of ethical decision making. Implications for leadership in educational, social service settings. Ethical investigation utilizing research, scholarship, actual incidents, case studies, role playing. Prerequisite: Ed.D. students have priority.
Credits: 3.
EDFS 377 - Seminar Educational Psychology
hours in education and related areas. Personal values, attitudes, beliefs related to learning. Psychological research of the teaching-learning process. Research use in analysis of educational processes. Applications for educational settings. Prerequisite: Twelve
Credits: 3.
EDFS 380 - Professional Problems in Educ
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.
EDFS 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee.
Credits: 1-18.
EDFS 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: 1-6.
EDFS 455 - Soc Process & Institutionl Chg
Critical analysis of theory and research related to justice, caring, and change in education and other social institutions. Focus: ideology, diversity, and management of knowledge. Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing.
Credits: 3.

Courses in Leadership and Policy Studies

EDLP 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: 0-6.
EDLP 268 - Educational Law
Legal basis for education. State and Federal statutes; related court cases; Attorney General opinions; Special Education procedures; Vermont State Board and State Education Department policies; regulations. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education or Instructor permission.
Credits: 2-3.
EDLP 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: 1-6.
EDLP 300 - Leading Learning Organizations
Course topics include the roles, functions, relationships and responsibilities in creating learning communities; leadership values, styles and behavior; trends and issues that impact organizations. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 310 - Effecting & Managing Change
Change processes and models, the dynamics of change within the organization, and external factors affecting change. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Graduate study.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 320 - 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.
EDLP 333 - Education Finance & Policy
Course examines national, state and local policies of educational financing, measurement of equity, state aid to schools, taxation, school finance litigation and cost-effectiveness analysis. Prerequisites: Twelve hours in Education or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 335 - Staff Evaluation & Development
Supervisory roles, behavior, responsibilities, and relationships in educational and social service organizations; processes for evaluating the performance, promoting the development of staff, and increasing organization effectiveness.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 336 - Curr Mgmt in Ed & Soc Srv Org
Approaches to coordinating and managing curriculum or programs at the classroom, department, or organizational level; examination of factors effecting design and delivery of curriculum; developing curriculum guides and assessment methods. areas or appropriate professional certification. Prerequisite: Eighteen hours of education and related
Credits: 3.
EDLP 338 - Sem in Community Education
The seminar participants will analyze the Community Education process, relate the process to community development, and develop strategies for the planning and implementation of Community Education.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 350 - Survey Research Methods
This course introduces survey research design, implementation and planning processes.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 365 - Policy to Practice
Education policy development and governance; frameworks for understanding and assessing education policy implementation by agencies, districts, schools, and classroom teachers.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 370 - Incident Analysis
critical incidents (fratricide, crashes, natural disasters), and crisis planning in diverse organizations like schools, Leadership of high-reliability organizations (NASA), hospitals, and law enforcement. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 371 - Schl Business Mgmt
Analysis of basic management concepts applied to schools, leadership/management trends, types of budgets, risk management, planning, and other personnel and business operations issues. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 372 - Leadership&Creative Imaginatn
Leadership in societal organizations as presented in literature, other media. Students will demonstrate abilities to integrate leadership theory, principles, personal beliefs, practices with literary and other media models. Prerequisite: Ed.D. students have priority.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 380 - Professional Problems in Educ
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: 0-3.
EDLP 390 - 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: 1-6.
EDLP 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee.
Credits: 1-12.
EDLP 397 - Problems in Education
Individual work on a research problem selected by the student in consultation with a staff member. Prerequisites: Twelve hours in education and related areas; endorsement by a sponsoring faculty member.
Credits: 1-6.
EDLP 409 - Applied Educational Research
Introduction to philosophical and methodological foundations of interpretive and empirical-analytic research with emphasis on systems change. Preparation of critical readers and synthesizers of research studies. Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 419 - Quantitative Research Methods
quantitative research studies for education and social services. Students apply social science research methods in a laboratory setting and produce a model study. Pre/co-requisite: EDLP 409. This course provides knowledge and skill in conducting
Credits: 3.
EDLP 429 - Adv Quantitative Rsch Methods
This course covers advanced statistical techniques that are commonly used in education and social sciences. Pre/co-requisite: EDLP 419.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 431 - Adv Sem Organizational Ldrshp
beliefs, and future perspectives of themselves as leaders. Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing. Students inquire into new theories on leadership and the cognitive processes that define the intentions, values,
Credits: 3.
EDLP 432 - Adv Sem:Org Chng&Hum Res Dev
trends in organizations are analyzed. Prerequisite:Doctoral level standing. multicultural dimensions of organizations. Strategies for managing human resources, structural issues, and future Students inquire into new theories, themes, and
Credits: 3.
EDLP 437 - Sem on Educational Policy
An examination of the nature and function of education policy, emphasizing the structure and processes in education policy formulation and implementation. Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 439 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling
This course serves as an introduction to the concepts and applications of Hierarchical Linear Modeling. Pre/co-requisites: EDLP 419 and EDLP 429.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 449 - Dissertation Writing Seminar
This seminar is designed for Graduate students working on their dissertation proposals or dissertations.
Credits: 3.
EDLP 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1-12.

Courses in Middle Level Teacher Education

EDML 010 - Introduction to Teaching
Orientation to teaching at middle level. Examination of young adolescent students, teachers' roles, reflective practice, guided inquiry, middle schooling and middle school teaching education. concept. Prerequisite: Admission to Pre-professional
Credits: 3.
EDML 024 - Learners, Development&Learning
Students learn about the interrelated processes of development and learning throughout childhood but with special emphasis on the approximate ages of ten to fourteen. Prerequisite: EDML 010.
Credits: 3.
EDML 055 - Special Topics I
Credits: 2-6.
EDML 056 - Teachers & Teaching Process
Students examine professional responsibilities of middle level teachers as defined by Vermont and national standards via classroom observations. Prerequisite: EDML 010, EDML 024.
Credits: 3.
EDML 171 - Teaching Practicum II
Second teaching practicum on a middle level team to learn policy, curriculum, exemplary pedagogy, assessment in second of two academic concentrations defined by student's IDIMC plan. Prerequisite: Admission to Middle Level Professional Program.
Credits: 3.
EDML 177 - Adolescent Lit and Literacy
Course participants examine middle school literature, focusing on research-based instructional practices for teaching and engaging middle schoolers in reading and writing across the subject areas.
Credits: 3.
EDML 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1-4.
EDML 200 - Contemporary Issues
Credits: 1-6.
EDML 207 - Adoles Lrng&Beh&Cog Perspect
In-depth examination of cognitive learning theory and its background in behavioral and other learning theories, with application to teaching in a middle or secondary setting. Pre/co-requisites: Acceptance to licensing program. Cross-listed with: EDSC 207.
Credits: 3.
EDML 260 - Teaching Young Adolescents
Focus on understanding and reflecting on an integrative developmental approach to the design of middle level curriculum, with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
Credits: 3-6.
EDML 261 - Middle Level Teaching Pract
Teaching practicum on middle level team in two areas of academic concentration, acquiring knowledge of and skills in curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. Pre/co-requisite: Admission to Middle Level Professional Program.
Credits: 3.
EDML 270 - Middle School Org & Pedagogy
responsive school organization for young adolescents, Focuses on exploring theory and practice in including interdisciplinary/partner teaming, block scheduling, and teacher advisories, as well as teaching lessons in one area of specialization. Pre/co-requisite: EDML 260, EDML 261.
Credits: 3-6.
EDML 285 - Middle Level Student Teaching
Full-time supervised student teaching internship as a member of a middle school team. Development of a professional portfolio as stipulated in the Middle Level Program Handbook. Pre/co-requisite: EDML 260, EDML 261, EDML 270, and Instructor permission.
Credits: 9-12.
EDML 286 - Internship Support Seminar
Seminar addresses and responds to internship experiences including planning, reflective practice, classroom Guidance in development of Professional Teaching Portfolio. Pre/co-requisites: EDML 260, EDML 261, EDML 270. management, teamwork, and assessment of learning.
Credits: 3.
EDML 287 - Literacy & Mathematics
All middle level teachers are expected to teach reading, writing, literature and mathematics. This course is the capstone for work previously done in these pedagogies. Pre/co-requisite: Successful completion of EDML 260, EDML 261, and EDML 270.
Credits: 3.
EDML 295 - Laboratory Experience
Credits: 1-6.

Courses in Secondary Education

EDSC 011 - Ed Tech in Sec Ed Classroom
information technology in education with particular applications to stimulate and manage a student-centered classroom. Students are introduced to a variety of uses for
Credits: 3.
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.
EDSC 055 - Special Topics
Credits: 1-6.
EDSC 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1-4.
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.
EDSC 207 - Development:Theory & Applctn
permission. 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
Credits: 3 or 4.
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 or 4.
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: 3-4.
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.
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.
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: 8-12.
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.
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.
EDSC 240 - Teach English:Secondary School
English language in secondary school. Prerequisite: Acceptance into licensure program. Approaches to teaching composition, literature, and the
Credits: 3.
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.
EDSC 259 - Tchg Foreign Lang in Sec Schls
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. An overview of language teaching methodology. The learning/
Credits: 3.
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: 1-6.
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: 1-6.

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