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Courses

Fall 2018


EDUC X301 | FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

This course considers the implications of historical and contemporary American social issues on child and adolescent learning. The course will emphasize K-12 education in diverse contexts, with a focus on poverty, stereotype threat, and immigration. Education policy will be critically evaluated in terms of student retention and success. The course will require participants to integrate content into a personal philosophy of education and teaching.

Mondays | 4:30 - 7 pm | 3 Units

 

EDUC X303 | CLINICAL PRACTICE 1

Clinical Practice 1 is a developmental sequential set of activities that afford the candidate the opportunity to integrate and apply theoretical and pedagogical coursework and reflect on the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). The candidate is supervised by district employees and individuals in the teacher preparation program who provide formative and timely performance feedback. The clinical sites (schools), Cooperating Teachers (district-employed supervisors) and University Mentors (program supervisors) are chosen based on criteria outlined by the CTC. This course is taken concurrently with EDUC X301. 

TBD | 4 Units

EDUC X311 (OR NSED 120) | CLASSROOM INTERATIONS

This course serves as an introduction to the educational aspects in a multicultural and multilingual diverse society. This course continues the process of preparing students to teach mathematics and science in middle and secondary settings by providing opportunities to evaluate challenges they face in instructional settings. We focus on students coming from a diverse society with different culture and linguistic background. We will explore frameworks for thinking about equity issues in the classroom and beyond school settings, learn strategies for teaching students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and reflect on how the interplay among teachers, students, and academic content enable students to develop a deep conceptual understanding of the subject matter. Classroom Interactions is a course that typically is a pre-requisite to an accredited teacher credential program. 

Tuesdays | 4 Units

EDUC 401 | LEARNING, COGNITION AND INSTRUCTION

This course considers child and adolescent learning in cognitive, developmental, linguistic, and socio-cultural relief. Readings, simulations, and activities explore the instructional utility of course content through developmental neuroscience, social neuroscience, and classic learning theories. Learning is framed as goal-oriented expertise capable of empowering diverse students and K-12 classroom communities.

Mondays | 7 - 9:30 pm | 3 Units

 

EDUC X408 | INTEGRATED PHYSICAL SCIENCE, MATH AND SCIENTIFIC LITERACY

This course provides an integrated approach to Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Scientific Literacy inclusive of effective pedagogy. The focus is to examine and understand the curriculum and strategies that make science and mathematics learning available to all children, how children develop science and mathematics understanding and how assessments help guide meaningful instructional practices. Learning is framed as goal-oriented expertise capable of empowering diverse students and K-12 classroom communities.

Wednesdays | 4:30 - 7 pm | 3 Units

 

EDUC X424 | INTEGRATED HUMANITIES AND VISUAL LITERACY

This course provides an integrated approach to the Humanities and Visual Literacy. The course will explore the meaning of literacy beyond written text to include the interpretation, negotiation, and meaning formation of images. Visual literacy will also include the ability to learn and express oneself through visual representation. The visual and performing arts will be explored as a means for students to express themselves through dance, music, theater, and visual arts. The course will provide an opportunity for participants to develop new teaching strategies and curriculum focused on the incorporation of visual literacy in a variety of content areas.

Wednesdays | 7 - 9:30 pm | 3 Units


Winter Intensive 


EDUC X425 | INTEGRATED HUMANITIES AND CULTURAL LITERACY
1 week | 3 Units


Spring 2019


Spring Intensive

EDUC X409 | INTEGRATED EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES, MATH DIGITAL LITERACY
1 week | 3 Units


Spring

EDUC X302 | TEACHING PRACTICUM
3 Units

EDUC X304 | CLINICAL PRACTICE 2
5 Units

EDUC X305 | CLINICAL PRACTICE 3
4 Units

EDUC X312 (or NSED 100) | PROJECT-BASED INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
3 Units

EDUC X410 | INTEGRATED LIFE SCIENCES, MATH AND HEALTH LITERACY
3 Units

EDUC X426 | INTEGRATED HUMANITIES AND GLOBAL LITERACY
3 Units