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Featured Courses - Online

The following fully online courses are offered this fall term. All are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

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ONLINE FEATURED COURSES:

EDIS 5270 - Teaching Reading & Writing to ELLs
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 5422 - Education Across Cultures
This course lays the foundation of multicultural education and multiculturalism in order to make teachers aware of who they are, who their students are, and how contexts, personal histories, and other external factors affect students, their families, and teaching and learning, particularly in relation to English language learners in U.S. schools.

EDIS 7220 - Introduction to the Gifted
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
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 7010 - Computer Courseware Tools
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 5235 - Dyslexia and the Classroom (1 credit)
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.

EDIS 5410 - Young Adult Literature
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 5500 - Fiction Writers for Teachers (Selected Topics)
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 7700 - Foundations of Reading Instruction
The theoretical foundations of reading development are the focus of this survey course. Topics covered include: children's basic language development as a precursor to reading and as a medium for instruction, and how stage theories of reading development can inform instruction across a spectrum of readers from emergent to advanced.

EDIS 5000 - The Exceptional Learner
An intensive introduction to the study of exceptional children and adults. Focuses on extending principles of learning and intellectual, socio-cultural, emotional, and physical development to persons with disabilities, as well as the gifted, autism, traumatic brain injury, ADD, and ADHD. Information on medical conditions which influence learning and development is also provided.

EDIS 5035 - Effective Classroom Interactions
This course is focused on increasing early childhood teachers, knowledge about specific types of teacher-child interactions that promote the development of social/emotional, and self-regulatory skills. Teachers will practice using these interactions in their classroom with the goal of enhancing the supports they provide to children in their classrooms.

EDIS 5012 - Mindfulness for Teachers
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 7601 - Social Foundations of Education
What is "social" about education? How are schools connected to larger issues in society? Using the lenses of history, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology we explore education as a social institution. Our goal is to develop a deeper insight into the processes, practices and values that shape education as we explore themes such as social inequality, social justice, and cultural diversity, and the changing nature of schooling in a global world.

EDLF 7604 - Sociology of Education
Studies the sociological theory and research that applies to a systematic analysis of education as its functions in modern society. Selected social and educational problems are discussed to interpret the sociological nature of the educational process and the role of the school as a complex social organization. Research of educational outcomes and consequences is considered. The effects of school on social stratification are also considered.

EDLF 5011 - Adolescent Learning & Development
This course examines adolescent learning and development and is designed for students who plan to teach in secondary schools. Adolescent cognitive, physical, and social development is considered from a multi-level (e.g., school, family, community) perspective. In identifying links between these domains and learning, three themes emerge: individual variability and diversity, developmental trends, and translating educational research to practice.

EDLF 5160 - Lifespan Development
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".

 

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 Educatioin

Special Education
EDIS 5000 - The Exceptional Learner - 3 credits
EDIS 5035 - Effective Classroom Interactions - 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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