Academics
Areas of Study

EDU-600

EDU-600 K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology

This course will familiarize students with the nature and importance of curriculum in education from K-12. The course also provides an initial experience in integrated...

EDU-601

EDU-601 Reading and Writing for Teachers K-12

This course for K-12 teacher candidates provides an integration of literacy theory and research, content- based instructional practices, and assessment and evaluation cycles for diverse...

EDU-602

EDU-602 Educational Technology

This course is designed to familiarize students with various educational technologies. Students will learn how to use, troubleshoot, and integrate technology into their instruction. Emphasis...

EDU-609

EDU-609 Home, School and Community Partnerships

This course focuses on the dispositions, experiences, knowledge and skills necessary for home/school and interprofessional collaboration for young children and their families. Prepares students to...

EDU-620

EDU-620 Historical & Curricular Foundations of Early Childhood Education

This course provides an introduction to the field of early childhood education. The course will include the study of the foundations of early childhood education...

EDU-621

EDU-621 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood

This course for teacher candidates specializing in early childhood provides an integration of literacy theory and research, content-based instructional practices, and assessment and evaluation cycles...

EDU-622

EDU-622 Observing, Documenting and Assessing Young Children’s Development

This course prepares teacher candidates with the basic techniques for observing, documenting, and interpreting the development and behavior of young children. Candidates will learn to...

EDU-624

EDU-624 Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education:Preprimary

This course emphasizes developmental learning environments, materials, and experiences for teaching young children, birth through preschool. Focus will be on curriculum based in home-school interactions,...

EDU-626

EDU-626 Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education: K-3

This course emphasizes developmental learning environments, materials, and experiences for teaching young children, 6 to 8 years of age. Focus will be on curriculum based...

EDU-628

EDU-628 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education

This course is the final professional experience in the early childhood education program and is a required field experience in a school classroom for a...

EDU-631

EDU-631 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Elementary Grades

This course for teacher candidates specializing in elementary education provides an integration of literacy theory and research, content-based instructional practices, and assessment and evaluation cycles...

EDU-633

EDU-633 Language Arts in Elementary Education

This course provides the elementary education majors with the necessary content and methodology for developing a complete language arts program at the elementary school level,...

EDU-635

EDU-635 Elementary School Teaching Methods in Social Studies

This course concentrates on curriculum trends, teaching techniques, and appropriate media for teaching social studies in today's elementary schools. The course stresses the specific learning...

EDU-637

EDU-637 Elementary School Teaching Methods in Science

In this course, teacher candidates will learn about the current curriculum, contents, materials, and methodologies utilized by educators in the elementary school science classroom. The...

EDU-638

EDU-638 Student Teaching: Elementary Education

This course is the final professional experience in the elementary education programs and is a required field experience in a school classroom for a period...

EDU-639

EDU-639 Elementary School Teaching Methods in Mathematics

Students will learn about the current curriculum, content, materials, and methodologies utilized by educators in the elementary school mathematics curriculum. Students will explore methodological principles...

EDU-641

EDU-641 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Secondary Grades

In this course, candidates examine the purposeful social and cognitive processes of adolescent literacy, address instructional issues related to teaching and learning reading and writing...

EDU-643

EDU-643 Secondary School Teaching Methods in English Language Arts

In this course, teacher candidates explore and apply research-supported trends and curriculum in secondary English language arts instruction with diverse, English Language Learners (ELL), and...

EDU-645

EDU-645 Secondary School Teaching Methods in Social Studies

This course is a literacy intensive course that concentrates on curriculum trends, teaching techniques, and appropriate media for teaching social studies in middle and secondary...

EDU-647

EDU-647 Secondary School Teaching Methods in Science

In this course, teacher candidates will learn about the current curriculum, contents, materials, and methodologies utilized by educators in the secondary school science class. The...

EDU-648

EDU-648 Student Teaching: Secondary Education

This course is the final professional experience in the secondary programs and is a required field experience in a school classroom for a period of...

EDU-649

EDU-649 Secondary Teaching Methods in Mathematics

Students will learn about the current curriculum, content, materials, and methodologies utilized by educators in the secondary school mathematics curriculum. Students will explore methodological principles...

EDU-665

EDU-665 Children’s Literature

An in-depth study of children's literature primarily for early childhood and secondary education majors. Focuses on the evaluation, selection, and sharing of children's and young...

EDU-670

EDU-670 Teaching Students with Disabilities

This course is designed to familiarize students with the identification of exceptional children in terms of developmental needs, interpretation of assessment data, development and evaluation...

EDU-694

EDU-694 Student Teaching Seminar

The student teaching seminar is a capstone course in which student teachers in the Undergraduate Education Program meet regularly as a group to discuss, analyze,...

EDU-695

EDU-695 Special Topics

Grading System: either letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor

EDU-695 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

EDU-701

EDU-701 Deaf Learners and Education in Bilingual Communities

This course introduces the fundamentals of general, special, and bilingual education and how they are infused into deaf education. It will also acquaint candidates with...

EDU-707

EDU-707 The Structures and Application of American Sign Language and English in the Classroom

This course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge of the specific linguistic structures and introduce them to basic similarities and differences in...

EDU-711

EDU-711 Literacy Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Classrooms K-12

This course addresses literacy instruction through a bilingual and ESL instructional methodology in general bilingual education and their application to a diverse group of deaf...

EDU-713

EDU-713 Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development

This course addresses several theories and theorists on language acquisition and cognitive development, with a focus on educational applications with deaf children. The instructor presents...

EDU-714

EDU-714 Critical Pedagogy

This course focuses on the field of inquiry known as Critical Pedagogy, which examines the role that education plays in shaping and transmitting the ideology...

EDU-719

EDU-719 K-12 Classroom-Based Assessment

This course provides synthesis of professional, legal, and ethical practices related to the provision of meaningful learning experiences for deaf and hard of hearing learners...

EDU-720

EDU-720 Introduction to Research

The focus of this course is research as a strategy of inquiry for improving practice and advancing our professions. The general principles of qualitative, quantitative,...

EDU-724

EDU-724 Classroom Applications of Sign Communication

Focuses on the educational application of the principles of sign communication within the framework of a total communication philosophy. Procedures and strategies for effective communication...

EDU-730

EDU-730 Multicultural Foundations of Education

This course focuses on the importance of multicultural education and culturally pluralistic educational practices for all students, and considers the impact of personal, social, political,...

EDU-731

EDU-731 Home, School, and Community Collaboration for Diverse Learners

This course focuses on developing knowledge, skills, and dispositions in creating and maintaining meaningful collaboration among home, school, and the community for diverse learners (from...

EDU-732

EDU-732 Teaching Latino Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

The course addresses critical topics relating to the education of Latino deaf and hard of hearing students. It provides teachers and other providers with the...

EDU-735

EDU-735 Introduction to Special Education and the IEP Process

This course is designed to familiarize students with legislation in special education (past and present) and the IEP process.

EDU-740

EDU-740 Introduction to Statistical Analysis

This course covers the univariate and bivariate statistical techniques frequently used by human service professionals. Students will be given the opportunity to gain statistical skills...

EDU-750

EDU-750 Persp. & Edu. Implications of Audiology/Spoken Eng Development in ASL/ENG Bi Edu

Theories, research, methods, and perspectives pertaining to the development of auditory/oral skills in deaf and hard of hearing children and youth. Knowledge of the development,...

EDU-754

EDU-754 Methods of Developing Writing for Deaf Students

This course is composed of two components: the instructional component, and the writing workshop component. In the instructional portion of each class session, the instructor...

EDU-760

EDU-760 Foundations of Policy and Legislative on Bilingualism: Implications for ASL/ENG Biling for 0-5

This course is designed to educate candidates about state and federal education policies, particularly as they pertain to bilingualism. In addition, the course addresses a...

EDU-761

EDU-761 Theoretical Perspectives of ASL/ENG Bilingual Education for 0-5

This course introduces the candidates theoretical perspectives and current research of bilingualism. It is designed for the candidates to acquire an understanding of the concepts...

EDU-762

EDU-762 Early Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development of Bilingualism

This course describes the early development of ASL and English in young deaf and hard of hearing children and their impact on cognitive development. The...

EDU-763

EDU-763 Assessment and Individualized Planning in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood

This course will address individualized planning for language and emergent literacy development that can be used as a guide for teaching and learning interventions to...

EDU-764

EDU-764 Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5

This course is designed to prepare the candidates to apply an ASL/English Bilingual Framework in Early Childhood Education for deaf and hard of hearing children....

EDU-765

EDU-765 The Family Collaboration and Partnership: The ASL/ENG Bilingual Lens

ASL and English Bilingualism at home and in school promotes healthy language development and communication, and creates positive self-esteem among deaf/hard of hearing children from...

EDU-767

EDU-767 Capstone I

This capstone project course provides the opportunity for candidates in the Advanced Studies Program, Special Program & Graduate Certificate programs to apply and demonstrate skills,...

EDU-767 Capstone I
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Credit 1

EDU-768

EDU-768 Capstone II

This capstone project course provides the opportunity for candidates in the Advanced Studies Program, Special Program & Graduate Certificate programs to apply and demonstrate skills,...

EDU-768 Capstone II
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Credit 1

EDU-771

EDU-771 Introduction to Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities

This course uses a disability studies approach to familiarize students with major trends and issues in special education with a focus on deaf students with...

EDU-772

EDU-772 Classroom Management

This course introduces students to a variety of classroom management approaches and techniques, with an emphasis on working with students who have disabilities. Students are...

EDU-773

EDU-773 Home-School Continuum: Collaboration with Families, Paraeducators, and Professionals

In this course students will examine current trends and concerns which characterize the changing American family and draw implications for education, students with disabilities and...

EDU-775

EDU-775 Language and Literacy Development for Deaf Students with Disabilities

This course is designed to prepare graduate students to address issues related to language and literacy development for deaf students with disabilities. Topics include language...

EDU-776

EDU-776 Teaching Functional Curriculum to Deaf Students with Disabilities

This course provides an overview of functional academics for deaf students with disabilities. Topics include teaching vocational skills, teaching life skills, supporting motor development, supporting...

EDU-777

EDU-777 Differentiating Instruction in the Content Areas

The course reviews what it means to be an effective teacher and introduces the concepts of universal design for learning (UDL) as well as differentiation...

EDU-779

EDU-779 Assessment of Deaf Students with Disabilities

Students in the class will focus on concepts and methods of assessment in special education with an emphasis on administering, scoring, interpreting, and reporting on...

EDU-785

EDU-785 Field Experience and Seminar: Deaf Education

This course provides directed observation and participation in various educational programs; directed visits to schools and classes; and seminars focusing on these experiences and on...

EDU-787

EDU-787 Practicum I and Seminar: Deaf Education

This course is the second of three pre-professional field experiences in the Department of Education practicum/seminar series. It is designed to build on the knowledge,...

EDU-789

EDU-789 Practicum II and Seminar: Deaf Education

This course is designed to build on the knowledge, skills, and experiences of previous and concurrent coursework and lead to the terminal and capstone student...

EDU-792

EDU-792 Student Teaching Seminar

This course provides opportunities for student-teachers in K-12 deaf education teacher preparation program to participate in online discussions and activities that pertain to their anticipated...

EDU-793

EDU-793 Field Experience in Education: Deafness

Supervised experience of an advanced nature and in a variety of settings related to the education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

EDU-795

EDU-795 Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

EDU-795 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

EDU-797

EDU-797 Student Teaching in Deaf Education

This course is the pre-professional capstone experience of the MA Programs in deaf education, and is comprised of full-time supervised student teaching for a minimum...

EDU-799

EDU-799 Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic, of interest to the student and the faculty member, not covered in the curriculum. Independent studies should...

EDU-801

EDU-801 Principles of Statistics I

This introductory course sequence develops the primary statistical concepts and techniques needed to conduct research. This course presumes no previous statistical background other than college-level...

EDU-802

EDU-802 Principles of Statistics II

The purpose of this second course in statistics is to develop specific concepts and techniques to conduct basic inferential statistical analysis. The course emphasizes application...

EDU-803

EDU-803 Multivariate Statistics

EDU 803 is the third course in a statistics sequence. The purpose of the course is to develop statistical concepts and techniques needed to conduct...

EDU-805

EDU-805 Doctoral Seminar in Scholarly Discourse

This seminar introduces first-year doctoral students to scholarly discourse. Students will explore what it means to engage in academic writing and how academic writing is...

EDU-806

EDU-806 Seminar in Publishing, Grant, Writing, and Presentation Skills

This seminar addresses professional writing and presentation skills needed by many doctoral level professionals in education. Students analyze and evaluate grant proposals, published articles, and...

EDU-810

EDU-810 Advanced Research Design I

This course is designed to develop the ability to locate, review, and critically evaluate research studies. The course focuses on the proper format for research...

EDU-811

EDU-811 Advanced Research Design II

This course is intended to develop professional competencies in two areas: (a) knowledge and use of the following approaches to research: experimental, quasi-experimental, causal-comparative, correlational...

EDU-812

EDU-812 Qualitative Research Methods

This course introduces students to qualitative research methods using interactive and applied techniques to teach relevant knowledge and skills. Through the course, students will be...

EDU-820

EDU-820 Proseminar I : Critical Pedagogy in Education

The proseminar introduces first-year doctoral students to scholarly discourse by providing a foundation for critical inquiry about educational theories, issues and research through analytical reading,...

EDU-821

EDU-821 Proseminar II : Critical Pedagogy in Education

The second of two consecutive proseminars enhances the development of scholarly discourse in first-year doctoral students by providing a foundation for critical inquiry about educational...

EDU-830

EDU-830 Doctoral Seminar in University Teaching in Education

This seminar is first in a series and provides a forum for doctoral students to explore and discuss beliefs and practices related to teaching undergraduate...

EDU-831

EDU-831 Practicum & Seminar in Teacher Supervision

This doctoral-level field experience course provides students with opportunities to experience practices related to clinical supervision of in-service or pre-service teachers, including observation and conferencing...

EDU-840

EDU-840 Professional Issues Seminar

A variety of professional issues in the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing related to the student's major field of study....

EDU-844

EDU-844 Guided Studies: Candidacy Preparation

This course is offered to doctoral students to prepare their qualifying papers or their comprehensive examinations for review. The purpose of these exams is to...

EDU-860

EDU-860 Education Policy and Politics

This course considers educational institutions as political entities that are influenced by policy and political ideologies. Federal policies impacting schools from kindergarten to post-secondary levels...

EDU-880

EDU-880 Curriculum & Instructional Leadership in Deaf Education

This course provides students with a broad overview of the history of curriculum in deaf education, which provides the foundation for understanding modern practices in...

EDU-881

EDU-881 Studies in General and Special Education Curriculum & Leadership

The course deals in-depth with the history and role of schooling in American society. It addresses the nature and roots of curriculum as well as...

EDU-885

EDU-885 Critical Studies in Language, Culture and Literacy

This course guides the doctoral student in critically examining the complex relationships among language, culture, and literacy and the implications for education in a diverse...

EDU-886

EDU-886 Educational Leadership & Organizational Change

Students explore organizational change and leadership in educational organizations, including K-12 schools, schools for the deaf, school districts, and teacher education. This course examines basic...

EDU-889

EDU-889 Seminar in Critical Curriculum Studies

This course focuses on curriculum as an area of inquiry, including historical, philosophical, cultural, and related foundations. Students examine and analyze strengths, limitations, and implications...

EDU-890

EDU-890 Internship for School Leaders

This internship provides an intensive school-based experience for students to develop their skills as school-based leaders and administrators. A minimum of 60 clock hours per...

EDU-893

EDU-893 Practicum in University Instruction

The student assumes a major role for teaching a graduate course within the Department of Education under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The primary...

EDU-895

EDU-895 Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

EDU-895 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

EDU-897

EDU-897 Research Internship

This course provides students with an opportunity to engage in field work in education research under the mentorship of an experienced researcher. It is expected...

EDU-899

EDU-899 Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic, of interest to the student and the faculty member, not covered in the curriculum. Independent studies should...

EDU-900

EDU-900 Dissertation Research

This course is a one-semester course in which students work on their dissertation under the guidance of a faculty member. The credits selected for the...

EDU-250

EDU-250 Introduction to Education and Teaching

An overview and study of contemporary trends, problems, and issues in general education in terms of educational philosophies, types of educational programs, the relation of...

EDU-295

EDU-295 Special Topics

Special Topics in the discipline, designed primarily for sophomores. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

EDU-295 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

EDU-311

EDU-311 Foundations of Literacy Teaching and Learning

This course is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the theories, research and literature in the area of language and literacy acquisition...

EDU-320

EDU-320 Early Childhood Environments

The focus of this course is on the interactions between young learners and the physical and social environments encountered in parent-infant programs, preschool, kindergarten, and...

EDU-323

EDU-323 Educational Psychology

The course addresses the application of psychological principles to the educational setting. Topics include learning theory, cognition and memory, individualized instruction, human development, intelligence, creativity,...

EDU-395

EDU-395 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

EDU-395 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

EDU-490

EDU-490 Field-Based Observation and Applications

This course provides students with an opportunity to begin their field-based professional training through observations in classroom settings. Students will also have an opportunity to...

EDU-493

EDU-493 Integrative Practicum and Seminar in Teaching

In this course, the Undergraduate Education program students spend at least 36 hours serving and aiding teachers in a public school program. This course will...

EDU-495

EDU-495 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for seniors who are majors or minors. Students may enroll in 495 Special Topics multiple times, as long...

EDU-495 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

EDU-499

EDU-499 Independent Study

Intensive supervised study and research on topics of the individual student's selection. The specific project, title, and the number of credits to be given must...

EDU-600

EDU-600 K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology

This course will familiarize students with the nature and importance of curriculum in education from K-12. The course also provides an initial experience in integrated...

EDU-601

EDU-601 Reading and Writing for Teachers K-12

This course for K-12 teacher candidates provides an integration of literacy theory and research, content- based instructional practices, and assessment and evaluation cycles for diverse...

EDU-602

EDU-602 Educational Technology

This course is designed to familiarize students with various educational technologies. Students will learn how to use, troubleshoot, and integrate technology into their instruction. Emphasis...

EDU-609

EDU-609 Home, School and Community Partnerships

This course focuses on the dispositions, experiences, knowledge and skills necessary for home/school and interprofessional collaboration for young children and their families. Prepares students to...

EDU-620

EDU-620 Historical & Curricular Foundations of Early Childhood Education

This course provides an introduction to the field of early childhood education. The course will include the study of the foundations of early childhood education...

EDU-621

EDU-621 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood

This course for teacher candidates specializing in early childhood provides an integration of literacy theory and research, content-based instructional practices, and assessment and evaluation cycles...

EDU-622

EDU-622 Observing, Documenting and Assessing Young Children’s Development

This course prepares teacher candidates with the basic techniques for observing, documenting, and interpreting the development and behavior of young children. Candidates will learn to...

EDU-624

EDU-624 Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education:Preprimary

This course emphasizes developmental learning environments, materials, and experiences for teaching young children, birth through preschool. Focus will be on curriculum based in home-school interactions,...

EDU-626

EDU-626 Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education: K-3

This course emphasizes developmental learning environments, materials, and experiences for teaching young children, 6 to 8 years of age. Focus will be on curriculum based...

EDU-628

EDU-628 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education

This course is the final professional experience in the early childhood education program and is a required field experience in a school classroom for a...

EDU-631

EDU-631 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Elementary Grades

This course for teacher candidates specializing in elementary education provides an integration of literacy theory and research, content-based instructional practices, and assessment and evaluation cycles...

EDU-633

EDU-633 Language Arts in Elementary Education

This course provides the elementary education majors with the necessary content and methodology for developing a complete language arts program at the elementary school level,...

EDU-635

EDU-635 Elementary School Teaching Methods in Social Studies

This course concentrates on curriculum trends, teaching techniques, and appropriate media for teaching social studies in today's elementary schools. The course stresses the specific learning...

EDU-637

EDU-637 Elementary School Teaching Methods in Science

In this course, teacher candidates will learn about the current curriculum, contents, materials, and methodologies utilized by educators in the elementary school science classroom. The...

EDU-638

EDU-638 Student Teaching: Elementary Education

This course is the final professional experience in the elementary education programs and is a required field experience in a school classroom for a period...

EDU-639

EDU-639 Elementary School Teaching Methods in Mathematics

Students will learn about the current curriculum, content, materials, and methodologies utilized by educators in the elementary school mathematics curriculum. Students will explore methodological principles...

EDU-641

EDU-641 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Secondary Grades

In this course, candidates examine the purposeful social and cognitive processes of adolescent literacy, address instructional issues related to teaching and learning reading and writing...

EDU-643

EDU-643 Secondary School Teaching Methods in English Language Arts

In this course, teacher candidates explore and apply research-supported trends and curriculum in secondary English language arts instruction with diverse, English Language Learners (ELL), and...

EDU-645

EDU-645 Secondary School Teaching Methods in Social Studies

This course is a literacy intensive course that concentrates on curriculum trends, teaching techniques, and appropriate media for teaching social studies in middle and secondary...

EDU-647

EDU-647 Secondary School Teaching Methods in Science

In this course, teacher candidates will learn about the current curriculum, contents, materials, and methodologies utilized by educators in the secondary school science class. The...

EDU-648

EDU-648 Student Teaching: Secondary Education

This course is the final professional experience in the secondary programs and is a required field experience in a school classroom for a period of...

EDU-649

EDU-649 Secondary Teaching Methods in Mathematics

Students will learn about the current curriculum, content, materials, and methodologies utilized by educators in the secondary school mathematics curriculum. Students will explore methodological principles...

EDU-665

EDU-665 Children’s Literature

An in-depth study of children's literature primarily for early childhood and secondary education majors. Focuses on the evaluation, selection, and sharing of children's and young...

EDU-670

EDU-670 Teaching Students with Disabilities

This course is designed to familiarize students with the identification of exceptional children in terms of developmental needs, interpretation of assessment data, development and evaluation...

EDU-694

EDU-694 Student Teaching Seminar

The student teaching seminar is a capstone course in which student teachers in the Undergraduate Education Program meet regularly as a group to discuss, analyze,...

EDU-695

EDU-695 Special Topics

Grading System: either letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor

EDU-695 Special Topics
|

Credit 1-3

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