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Featured Courses - Charlottesville

We welcome you to the UVA Curry School summer term course selection and registration. 

The courses below are taught in-person on Grounds in Charlottesville. Most are taught in the late afternoons or evenings for the convenience of working professionals. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

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EDIS 5210 - Intro to Language Development
An overview of the language acquisition and development process. This course surveys current and historical perspectives on language acquisition and development and explores those factors influencing language acquisition and development. This class is also a VA-DOE approved course for use by those seeking endorsement as English as a Second Language (ESOL) teachers.

EDIS 5480 - Modern Language Teaching Methods
Considers theory and research in second language acquisition; classroom instructional procedures that follow the National Standards, which incorporate interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes and foster successful communication in foreign languages; and selection of appropriate materials, realia, visuals, and media for instructional purposes.

EDIS 5910 - Teaching Young Writers
This course runs in conjunction with the UVA Writers Workshop program. It involves reading relevant texts, attending workshops, assisting in labs, and teaching electives, as well as interacting with young writers and their original texts and discussing readings with other course participants. Instructor permission is required and experience in teaching writing to adolescents is recommended. Submit sample writing and sample lesson plan.

EDIS 7815 - Innovations in Education
Join Professor Matthew Wheelock, as well as several guest speakers, to discuss innovative solutions to educational problems. Over the course of three intensive weeks, this seminar will delve into a range of specific examples of educational innovation.  What has worked, what hasn’t, and why?  This course will grapple with four particular goals of innovation: supporting students, increasing teacher effectiveness, improving school operations, and adopting more strategic educational policies. Through discussions with a variety of educational innovators, we will develop a deeper understanding of how business-minded innovation can leverage and integrate with sound educational practices to improve schools and our society.

EDLF 5330 - Statistic I - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Analysis of descriptive to inferential techniques. Specific procedures include the logic of hypotheses testing, t tests, chi square, correlation, and simple linear regression. Emphasis is on the theoretical basis and applied usage of these procedures as a necessary foundation for more advanced study.

EDLF 7060 - Theoretical Perspectives in Education Policy
This course will examine the underpinnings of educational policy from theoretical perspectives rooted in the social science disciplines in an intensive graduate-level seminar intended both for disciplinary students and for students pursuing specialized work in education. Our goal in the course is to examine, from a variety of normative and disciplinary perspectives, the core issues that underlie contemporary debates over public policy and especially those underlying debate over education policy.

EDLF 7140 - School as Learning Communities
Few would argue that the pace of change is accelerating in our schools with an emphasis on accountability and school improvement as realities that educators face on a daily basis. As school leaders struggle to re-invent their schools, it has become increasingly clear to many leading educational researchers that a powerful means of school renewal is through a culture and orientation towards professional learning. In this course, students investigate the construct of schools as high performing learning communities for both students and teachers.

EDLF 7808 - School Finance
This course represents the analysis of the problems and principles involved in finance in an individual school with special emphasis on budgeting procedures and accounting systems.

KINE 4670 - Art & Science of Sports Medicine
A week-long conference that begins with lectures, visitations, and observations of surgery and prosected cadaver joints. Continues with presentations by nationally known physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists, and concludes with a written examination and submission of a literature review paper on a selected topic in sports medicine

KINE 5140 - Qualitative Analysis of Motor Patterns
Experienced teachers analyze and enhance their qualitative assessment skills. The course identifies and works on approximately 10-15 qualitative skills chosen by the class.

KINE 5220 - Program Planning & Evaluation Kinesiology
Introduction to Curriculum in Physical Education. Details the following processes related to teaching PE including planning, assessment, prescription, teaching and evaluation.

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