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Featured Courses - Online

UVA CURRY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The following fully online courses are offered this fall term and are still open for registration. All are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

Register soon as most classes start August 22nd! Tuition Discounts for both K-12 educators and online learners both in-state and out-of-state.

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ONLINE COURSES STILL OPEN FOR REGISTRATION:

EDIS 5270 - Teaching Reading & Writing to ELLs (starts 8/22)
This online course is designed for educators of children who are learning English as a second language. Theory is grounded in researched practices for teaching reading with an understanding of the challenges facing non-English native speakers.

EDIS 5423 - English Linguistics (starts 9/5)
This course introduces the scientific study of language, exploring how linguistic insights can prepare teachers who work with preK-12 ELLs. It addresses the sounds of the language (phonetics and phonology), the structure of words/sentences (morphology and syntax) and how these features convey meaning (semantics and pragmatics). Students will apply this knowledge of language to the everyday use of English

EDIS 5424 - Second Language Acquisition and ESL Methods (starts 8/22)
This course is designed for teachers seeking an ESOL endorsement with their Virginia teaching license. The first third equips teachers with an understanding of the existing language acquisition theories as well as the individual, cultural, and contextual factors that influence language learning. The second two-thirds focuses on applying language acquisition theories to practical methods and 'macro-strategies' in language teaching.

EDIS 5470 - ESL Assess & Curriculum Design (starts 8/22)
The purpose of this course is to prepare teachers to work with students (K-12) for whom English is not their native language. Work will include examining instruments used to assess English proficiency and the interpretation of those assessments. The curriculum design aspect of the course will be based on a differentiation model and will include methods aimed at helping students gain English language skills necessary for success in general content areas. Discussions will include topics such as cultural differences in personal interactions, strategies for working with families, and effective strategies for facilitating the learning of English by speakers of other languages and dialects. Practical experience will be gained through observations and fieldwork in public schools. Projects will be assigned according to the age-level with which the teacher hopes to work.

EDIS 7220 - Introduction to the Gifted (starts 8/22)
Overview of the field of gifted education including conceptions of giftedness, identification tools and processes, characteristics of gifted learners, programming options, curriculum and instruction, and evaluation for gifted learners- including historically under-represented students. Students will gain a foundation in the field of gifted education and appropriate educational responses to gifted learners to be built upon in subsequent courses.

EDIS 7230 - Curriculum for the Gifted & Talented (starts 8/22)
Designed to introduce students to modifying and creating appropriate and effective curriculum for gifted learners. Course participants will understand how to choose appropriate content, process and product outcomes and develop meaningful learning experiences that are rigorous, concept-based, open-ended, and tied to gifted learners experiences. Participants will explore and understand the process of curriculum design through multiple lenses.

EDIS 7250 - Models & Strategies for Teaching the Gifted (starts 8/22)
Students gain an understanding of models for delivering instruction and adapting teaching strategies for appropriately educating gifted students. Participants learn strategies that nurture the affective, creative, and cognitive needs of gifted learners; including those who are culturally and linguistically diverse, economically disadvantaged, highly gifted, or have special needs or disabilities (twice-exceptional learners).

EDIS 7010 - Computer Courseware Tools (starts 8/22)
This course provides an introduction to technologies commonly employed for instructional development. Courseware Tools is the first half of a two-course sequence. Topics in the first semester include digital media, print and web design / development, web scripting, and related instructional issues such as usability principles and interface design. In the second semester, use of these tools to develop projects is addressed in Courseware Design.

EDIS 7072 - Performance Improvement (starts 8/22)
In this class, we will learn about performance improvement, an extension of instructional design in which practitioners assess needs and gaps in human performance in organizations using tools like root cause analysis, then design interventions to address the gaps and plan on-going evaluation for continuous improvement. These skills are commonly used in for-profit, government/military, and non-profit industries and is growing in education

EDIS 5410 - Young Adult Literature (starts 8/22)
As an interpretive community, students read the latest and greatest young adult literature, practice reading as writers, learn to motivate reluctant readers by applying strategic reading techniques and critical frameworks, as well as develop individualized multi-genre and multicultural reading programs.

EDIS 5435 - Writing Across the Curriculum (starts 8/22)
Designed to be a collaborative effort to explore writing as a process to discover how writing across the curriculum can enhance each discipline within our schools. Writing to learn using quick write strategies, learning logs, as well as, using technology will be considered. Focuses on ways to design and implement writing strategies across the curriculum within the framework of a writing workshop.

EDIS 5730 - Diagnosis & Remediation I: PreK-2 (prerequisites required) - (starts 8/22)
This course is an introduction to both formative and diagnostic literacy assessments used in the preschool through primary grades (emergent and beginning stage readers). Clinical and classroom diagnostic methods along with related instructional implications are explored.

EDIS 5500 - Fiction Writers for Teachers (Selected Topics) - (starts 8/22)
Using a balance of readings, discussions, writing exercises, and workshop feedback from classmates and the instructor, this course offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of fiction writing and approaches to its teaching. Students complete weekly writing exercises, two short stories, and several pedagogy assignments.

EDIS 7710 - Reading in the Content Areas (starts 8/22)
Familiarizes teachers with literacy instruction linked to content subjects, with an emphasis on how teachers in the upper elem., middle, & secondary grades can facilitate comprehension of nonfiction sources. Topics include practical assessments, evidence-based instruction in technical vocabulary & comprehension, affective and multicultural issues, writing in content areas, & technology.

EDIS 5012 - Mindfulness for Teachers (starts 8/22)
Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Mindfulness for Teachers will introduce students to a series of evidence-based practical skills that will help them cultivate the inner resources needed to support their students' social, emotional, and academic growth.

EDLF 5160 - Lifespan Development (starts 8/24)
This course will focus on biological, psychological and social development from birth through older adulthood. Topics will be presented via discussion of underlying theory, research, and application, with attention to how gender, race, SES, and cohort impact development. Concepts of consistency and change will be stressed. Throughout, students will be encouraged to examine and even question their own beliefs about what it means to "grow up".

EDIS 5100 - Characteristics of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders - 1 credit - (starts 9/26)
This course presents the characteristics of children and adolescents with emotional and behavior disorders within the context of special education services. On completion of this course, students will have (1) knowledge of the origins and characteristics of the primary behavioral disorders, (2) procedures for identification and assessment, and (3) approaches of programming and instruction for ED/BD, autism and other related disabilities.

EDIS 5110 - Characteristics of Learning Disabilities - 1 credit - (starts 10/31)
Studies the meaning and concepts associated with the field of learning disabilities and the diverse characteristics of individuals with these disabilities. Includes the nature, causes, assessment, and treatment of learning disabilities and related disabilities such as ADHD, ADD, brain injury and others. Prerequisite/corequisite: EDIS 3020 or 5000.

EDIS 5120 - Characteristics of Intellectual Disabilities - 1 credit - (starts 8/22)
Designed to explore basic concepts/issues pertaining to persons with significant limitations in intelligence and adaptive behavior. While the course primarily explores the educational implications of having intellectual disabilities/mental retardation, the psychological, historical, and medical implications are also touched upon. Prerequisite: EDIS 3020 or 5000.

EDIS 5235 - Dyslexia and the Classroom (1 credit) - (starts 10/2)
This one-hour course will acquaint classroom teachers with the concept of dyslexia--what it is, how to identify, and how to teach children who find learning to read difficult.

 

ALL ONLINE COURES (all courses are open to everyone):

 

Curriculum & Instruction
EDIS 7810 - Assessment of Curriculum: K-12

Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science
EDLF 5011 - Adolescent Learning & Development

English Language Learning PreK-12
EDIS 5270 - Teaching Reading & Writing to ELLs
EDIS 5422 - Education Across Cultures
EDIS 5423 - English Linguistics
EDIS 5424 - Second Language Acquisition and ESL Methods
EDIS 5470 - ESL Assess & Curriculum Design
EDIS 7700 - Foundations of Reading Instruction

Gifted Education
EDIS 7220 - Introduction to the Gifted
EDIS 7230 - Curriculum for the Gifted & Talented
EDIS 7250 - Models & Strategies for Teaching the Gifted
EDIS 7270 - Differentiation of Instruction for Gifted Learners

Instructional Technology
EDIS 7000 - Intro to Instructional Design
EDIS 7010 - Computer Courseware Tools
EDIS 7072 - Performance Improvement

Professional Studies Licensure Requirements
EDIS 5041- Behavior and Classroom management
EDLF 5160 - Lifespan Development
EDLF 7601 - Social Foundations of Education
EDIS 7710 - Reading in the Content Areas

Professional Learning
EDIS 5012 - Mindfulness for Teachers
EDIS 5500 - Fiction Writing for Teachers (Selected Topics)
EDIS 5650 - Cultural Geography
EDIS 7270 - Differentiating Instruction

Reading Education
EDIS 5235 - Dyslexia and the Classroom (1 credit)
EDIS 5270 - Teaching Reading & Writing to ELLs
EDIS 5410 - Young Adult Literature
EDIS 5435 - Writing Across the Curriculum
EDIS 5730 - Diagnosis & Remediation I: PreK-2 (prerequisites required)
EDIS 7700 - Foundations of Reading Instruction
EDIS 7710 - Reading in the Content Areas
EDIS 7720 - Word Study: Language Structures & Phonics
EDIS 7751 - Literacy Leadership and Coaching

Social Foundations of Education
EDLF 7601 - Social Foundations of Education
EDLF 7603 - Philosophy of Education
EDLF 7604 - Sociology of Education

Special Education
EDIS 5000 - The Exceptional Learner - 3 credits
EDIS 5041 - Behavior & Classroom Management - 3 credits
EDIS 5100 - Characteristics of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders - 1 credit
EDIS 5110 - Characteristics of Learning Disabilities - 1 credit
EDIS 5120 - Characteristics of Intellectual Disabilities - 1 credit

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